State of Minnesota

Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Sixteenth Day


Thursday, February 11, 1999


9:00 A.M.


TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Bills


The following bills were read the first time and referred to the committees indicated.

Senators Johnson, D.J.; Pogemiller; Hottinger; Olson and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 618: A bill for an act relating to taxation; requiring the number of the school district in which
a taxpayer resides to be included on the taxpayer's state income tax return; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 289A.08, subdivision 11.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kleis, Solon and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 619: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating collection agencies; exempting
out-of-state agencies from regulation; providing an exception; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
332.31, subdivisions 3, 6, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Ten Eyck, Lourey, Betzold and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 620: A bill for an act relating to professions and occupations; requiring certification and
registration for certain interpreters and transliterators; providing criminal and civil penalties; requiring a
study; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256C.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Wiger and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 621: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the rates of the taxes on lawful gambling;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297E.02, subdivisions 1, 4, and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Kiscaden, Robertson, Scheid and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 622: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying requirements for certain English as a
second language programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 124D.52, by adding a
subdivision; and 124D.53, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 623: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; building code violations;
classifying data; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 504.23; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Murphy; Moe, R.D.; Metzen; Olson and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 624: A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing the board of firefighter training and
education; establishing a firefighter training reimbursement program; authorizing rulemaking;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299N.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 625: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for roof repair
and betterment on buildings 1, 2, and 4 of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings, and for the
installation of an elevator in building 1; authorizing state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 626: A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited
land that borders public water in Wabasha county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Stumpf, Beckman and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 627: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for tourism marketing
and development in the Northwest Angle.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Johnson, D.H. and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 628: A bill for an act relating to crime; expanding the scope of the Camp Ripley work
program law to include chemically dependent offenders and offenders convicted of domestic abuse;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.113, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Foley; Olson; Limmer and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 629: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; municipal tort liability; excluding from liability
losses due to special hunting or trapping to control wildlife; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
466.03, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Ten Eyck; Kelly, R.C. and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 630: A bill for an act relating to crime; expanding the definition of criminal gang in the gang
enhancement statute; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.229, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Scheid, Betzold, Krentz and Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 631: A bill for an act relating to education; creating a virtual school district; appropriating
money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Morse; Kelly, R.C.; Scheid; Solon and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 632: A bill for an act relating to the environment; the closed landfill cleanup program;
allowing additional facilities into the closed landfill cleanup program; providing for the release of liability
at additional facilities for insurers that participate in the statewide closed landfill insurance settlement
process; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 115B.175, subdivision 2;
115B.39, subdivision 2; 115B.40, subdivisions 4 and 8; 115B.405, subdivision 1; 115B.412, subdivision 3;
115B.42, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 115B.43, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 115B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.845, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Ten Eyck and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 633: A bill for an act relating to crime; providing that the disorderly conduct law applies to
individuals who commit certain acts in the presence of peace officers or public safety personnel; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.72, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Scheid and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 634: A bill for an act relating to the city of Brooklyn Park; authorizing the Brooklyn Park
economic development authority to establish, maintain, and operate a redevelopment account.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Krentz; Scheid; Foley; Johnson, J.B. and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 635: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing additional compensatory revenue for a
school district with a substantial enrollment of students eligible for free or reduced price meals; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.10, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lessard; Moe, R.D.; Johnson, D.J.; Stevens and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 636: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; renaming Scenic state park; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.012, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 85.012, subdivision 52.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Metzen, Solon, Hottinger, Belanger and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 637: A bill for an act relating to occupations and professions; requiring heating and ventilating
contractors to be licensed; creating an advisory council and prescribing its powers and duties; providing
for rulemaking; prescribing penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
116J.70, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16F.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Stumpf; Johnson, D.J.; Stevens; Novak and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 638: A resolution urging the Office of the United States Trade Representative to forcefully
and promptly address and resolve violations of international trade agreements and discriminatory practices
by the Province of Ontario and Canadian officials that are injuring Minnesota border lakes tourism
businesses.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Solon, Fischbach, Novak, Terwilliger and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 639: A bill for an act relating to health; amending the Medical Practice Act; specifying that the
administration and prescription of anesthetics is the practice of medicine; defining exemptions to the
restrictions on the practice of medicine with respect to anesthesia; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
sections 147.081, subdivision 3; and 147.09.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Ten Eyck; Metzen; Solon and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 640: A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating structured settlement agreements;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 549.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Scheid and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 641: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; expanding the exemptions for the
production of water; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 297A.01, subdivision 16; and 297A.25,
subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Scheid and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 642: A bill for an act relating to the city of Brooklyn Park; authorizing the Brooklyn Park
economic development authority to establish an urban shopping district and providing the conditions
thereof.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Scheid and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 643: A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring that employers allow unpaid leave for
employees to perform volunteer firefighter duties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 181.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senator Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 644: A bill for an act relating to the city of Columbia Heights; authorizing the city to establish
an enterprise zone; providing tax incentives for high technology businesses that locate in the zone.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Lessard; Stumpf; Johnson, D.J.; Larson and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 645: A bill for an act relating to commerce; appropriating money for the Minnesota Cold
Weather Research Center.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Novak and Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 646: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a grant to
Columbia Heights for streetscape improvements.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Stumpf, Larson, Hanson and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 647: A bill for an act relating to education funding; restoring minimum funding for secondary
vocational programming; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.453,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 648: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the rate of tax on alcoholic beverages;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.02, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Morse and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 649: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the definition of public water supply;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144.382, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Pogemiller; Solon; Johnson, D.J.; Cohen and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 650: A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying the computation of the retirement
annuity formula for the teachers retirement association, Minneapolis teachers retirement fund association,
St. Paul teachers retirement fund association and Duluth teachers retirement fund association coordinated
members and permitting bylaw amendments to provide certain early retirement discounts to basic
members of the Minneapolis teachers retirement fund association and St. Paul teachers retirement fund
association, amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 354.05, subdivision 38; 354.44, subdivision 6;
354A.011, subdivision 15a; 354A.31, subdivisions 4 and 6; 354A.35, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 354A.31, subdivisions 4a and 7.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Morse and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 651: A bill for an act relating to the environment; conforming state requirements for water
supply and wastewater treatment operator certification to federal requirements; removing the expiration
date of an advisory council; removing obsolete references; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
115.71, subdivisions 9a and 10; and 115.741, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Betzold and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 652: A bill for an act relating to data practices; establishing the office of public access to
government data; requiring the director of the office to issue opinions on questions from state agencies,
statewide systems, and political subdivisions relating to public access to government information;
transferring duties from the commissioner of administration to the director; transferring the public
information policy analysis division of the department of administration to the office of public access to
government data; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 13.072.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Betzold, Ranum and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 653: A bill for an act relating to the collection and dissemination of data; proposing
classifications of data as private and nonpublic; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes 1998,
chapter 13.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Betzold, Ranum and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 654: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; classifying data; clarifying the
status of data on parents held by educational entities; eliminating inconsistent language; authorizing
dissemination of personnel data; authorizing sharing of certain data for tax administration purposes;
reclassifying criminal history data from private to public; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
13.32, subdivision 2; 13.43, by adding a subdivision; 141.30; and 273.124, subdivision 13; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 13.87.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Hottinger; Knutson; Belanger; Johnson, D.J. and Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 655: A bill for an act relating to income taxes; clarifying the definition of resident; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.01, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Hanson, Betzold, Wiener, Metzen and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 656: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing additional compensatory revenue for a
school district with a substantial enrollment of students eligible for free or reduced price meals; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.10, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Limmer, Scheid, Olson, Hanson and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 657: A bill for an act relating to education; allowing school district residents to participate in
extracurricular activities sponsored by the resident school district; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 123B.49, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Terwilliger, Limmer, Pariseau, Fischbach and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 658: A bill for an act relating to taxation; changing income tax rates and brackets; repealing
the property tax reform account; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.06, subdivisions 2c and
2d.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Junge, Lourey, Samuelson, Fischbach and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 659: A bill for an act relating to children; appropriating money for family visitation centers.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Betzold and Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 660: A bill for an act relating to public safety; governing cost of identification card for person
with serious and persistent mental illness; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.07, subdivision
3.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Junge; Marty; Kelley, S.P.; Ourada and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 661: A bill for an act relating to elections; eliminating the presidential primary election;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 204C.04, subdivision 2; and 204D.24, subdivision 2;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 204B.06, subdivision 1a; 207A.01; 207A.02; 207A.03;
207A.04; 207A.06; 207A.07; 207A.08; 207A.09; and 207A.10.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Berglin; Johnson, D.J.; Moe, R.D.; Hottinger and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 662: A bill for an act relating to children; requiring the state to make a cash investment for
each child in the state; restricting the use of the amount invested; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 290.01, subdivision 19b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 11A.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Krentz; Johnson, J.B.; Hanson; Moe, R.D. and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 663: A bill for an act relating to speed limits; establishing 25-mile per hour speed limit in
school zones; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.01, by adding a subdivision; and 169.14,
subdivisions 2, 5, and 5a.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Scheid, Belanger and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 664: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting certain materials and
short-lived items used in metalcasting; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, subdivision
9.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Beckman; Morse; Vickerman; Moe, R.D. and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 665: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a program to develop cooperatively
owned livestock processing plants; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 41B.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Metzen; Kleis; Ten Eyck and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 666: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating the reporting of insurance information;
prohibiting credit scoring; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 72A.20, by adding a subdivision;
and 72A.491, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Ourada; Johnson, D.E.; Robling; Dille and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 667: A bill for an act relating to taxation; changing income tax rates and brackets; repealing
the property tax reform account; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.06, subdivisions 2c and
2d.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ourada, Stevens and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 668: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying definition of maximum effort debt
service levy; modifying loan repayment account; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 126C.63,
subdivision 8; and 126C.65, subdivisions 4 and 5.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Morse; Janezich; Johnson, J.B.; Price and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 669: A bill for an act relating to counties; removing the sunset provision on a county authority
to issue administrative penalty orders; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.072, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Vickerman, Sams, Dille and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 670: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; prohibiting discrimination in prices in certain
livestock transactions; imposing civil penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 31B.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Lessard, Stevens, Stumpf, Metzen and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 671: A bill for an act relating to employee relations; improving state employee access to
medical clinics; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 43A.23, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Novak, Knutson, Janezich, Pogemiller and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 672: A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying the method of payment of wages by
school districts and public school entities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 181.101.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Ten Eyck, Sams, Fischbach and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 673: A bill for an act relating to health plans; regulating contract stacking; providing a
remedy; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Berglin, Samuelson, Sams, Kiscaden and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 674: A bill for an act relating to medical assistance; establishing annual rate adjustments for
certain providers; modifying the inflation index used to determine annual rate adjustments for certain
providers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 256B.435, subdivision 3; and 256B.5011,
subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Berglin, Samuelson, Hottinger, Kiscaden and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 675: A bill for an act relating to health care; expanding medical assistance eligibility for
employed persons with disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 265B.057, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 676: A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; providing the same legal rights for all
persons under commitment status; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 253B.23, subdivision 2;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.165, subdivision 1c.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 677: A bill for an act relating to education; permitting independent school district No. 253,
Goodhue, to start school classes on August 30, 1999.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Terwilliger, Stevens, Kleis and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 678: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution; adding a section
to article IV to provide for initiative and referendum; providing procedures for initiative and referendum;
providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 204C.19, subdivision 2; 204C.27;
204C.33; 204D.11, by adding a subdivision; 204D.15; 204D.16; and 204D.165; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3B.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Piper, Foley, Higgins, Lesewski and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 679: A bill for an act relating to children; directing the commissioner of children, families, and
learning to develop a plan for consolidating child care and early childhood education programs.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 680: A bill for an act relating to health care; appropriating money for dental services.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Scheid, Betzold, Junge, Olson and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 681: A bill for an act relating to education; creating a virtual school district; appropriating
money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Novak, Morse and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 682: A bill for an act relating to contracts; regulating building and construction contracts;
providing for the enforceability of certain agreements indemnifying against environmental liability;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 337.02.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Berglin, Kiscaden, Solon, Sams and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 683: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing postemployment training for certain
MFIP participants; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
256J.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Novak; Ourada; Runbeck; Johnson, D.H. and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 684: A bill for an act relating to utilities; authorizing public utilities commission to establish
and delegate powers to subcommittees and to designate lead commissioners; allowing petitions to be
deemed approved unless set aside for affirmative action by the commission; authorizing a quorum of the
commission to discuss a docket without complying with certain statutory law when acting as an
administrative court; creating investigation and contingency revolving fund; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216A.03, subdivision 3a, and by adding subdivisions;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216A.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Kelley, S.P.; Ourada; Novak; Beckman and Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 685: A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; deregulating coin-operated or public pay
telephones under state law; authorizing the public utilities commission to assess administrative penalties
for anticompetitive activities by telecommunication providers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 237.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Knutson; Ten Eyck; Kelly, R.C.; Foley and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 686: A bill for an act relating to sentencing; clarifying legislative intent concerning credit for
time served; creating a presumption in favor of consecutive sentences; requiring specific findings to
authorize concurrent sentences or credit for time served; requiring that conforming changes be made to
sentencing guidelines; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 609.01, subdivision 1; 609.145, by
adding a subdivision; and 609.15, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Lourey; Janezich; Johnson, D.J.; Day and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 687: A bill for an act relating to local government; providing procedures and criteria for
municipal annexation of unincorporated land; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 414.031, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Lessard, Ten Eyck and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 688: A bill for an act relating to crime; changing criminal penalties for the sale of tobacco to
minors; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.685, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 609.685, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Morse, Hottinger, Samuelson, Berglin and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 689: A bill for an act relating to health; allowing complementary and alternative health care
practitioners to practice in certain circumstances; creating informed consent and notice requirements;
establishing civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 147.09; proposing coding for new
law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 146A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Janezich; Moe, R.D.; Hanson; Higgins and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 690: A resolution requesting a ban on the importation of certain steel products.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Janezich, Higgins, Murphy, Larson and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 691: A bill for an act relating to vocational rehabilitation; appropriating money for centers for
independent living.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Dille, Sams, Morse, Lesewski and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 692: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; exempting livestock production facilities from the
ambient hydrogen sulfide standards on days manure is being removed from barns or manure storage
facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.0713.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Dille, Sams and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 693: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a hog producer assistance program;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Dille, Lesewski, Fischbach and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 694: A resolution memorializing the Clinton Administration and the United States Congress to
cooperate in forming a federal effort to alleviate the crisis confronting livestock farmers and commodity
grain farmers arising from a bottleneck between hog and cattle producers and their consumers, from
imbalances in the grain market, and from concentrations of economic resources in the food marketing and
distribution system.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Johnson, J.B.; Murphy; Langseth; Johnson, D.E. and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 695: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; allowing payment of prorated license fee
following transfer of vehicle from dealer; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.013,
subdivisions 2 and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Flynn; Murphy; Novak; Johnson, D.E. and Robling introduced--

S.F. No. 696: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; clarifying placement of televisions in
motor vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.471, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 697: A bill for an act relating to crime; providing that certain acts relating to dog and cat fur is
a crime; imposing a criminal penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325F.792, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 698: A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for a crosswalk safety
awareness campaign.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 699: A bill for an act relating to retirement; St. Paul teachers retirement fund association;
providing for the investment of the retirement fund by the state board of investment; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 11A.23, subdivision 4; and 354A.08; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 354A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 354A.29.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 700: A bill for an act relating to courts; authorizing use of the Revenue Recapture Act for
collection of conciliation court judgments; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
sections 270A.03, subdivision 2; 270A.04, subdivision 3; 270A.07, subdivisions 2 and 4; 270A.09,
subdivision 1; 270A.10; and 270A.11; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 491A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Ten Eyck; Morse; Moe, R.D.; Pogemiller and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 701: A bill for an act relating to education; approving maximum effort capital loans for certain
school districts; authorizing the sale of bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Vickerman, Flynn, Langseth, Day and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 702: A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing county review and approval of
plats on real property that is bordering existing or proposed county highways; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 505.03, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 703: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying 24-hour angling license fee and
allowing issuance through lottery machines; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 97A.475,
subdivisions 6 and 7; and 97A.485, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Moe, R.D.; Pogemiller and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 704: A bill for an act relating to education; amending the name of the Lola and Rudy Perpich
Minnesota center for arts education; amending Laws 1996, chapter 412, article 9, section 19.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 705: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting state agency libraries from the sales and
use tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, subdivision 11.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Junge, Langseth, Janezich and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 706: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for expanded charter school law;
providing referendum revenue for charter schools; providing integration revenue for charter schools;
increasing the building lease aid; eliminating the real estate taxes paid by charter schools on leased
facilities; establishing a payment schedule for charter school start-up cost funding; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, and by adding a
subdivision; 124D.11, subdivisions 4, 8, and by adding a subdivision; 124D.86, subdivision 3; and 272.02,
subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lesewski, Vickerman, Pogemiller, Terwilliger and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 707: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Luverne community hospital; providing special
retirement benefit coverage for certain employees who discontinue public employment by privatization;
repealing Laws 1998, chapter 390, article 1, section 1.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Stumpf; Sams; Johnson, D.E. and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 708: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; transferring the farmer-lender mediation program
to the Minnesota extension service; removing the sunset of the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 583.22, subdivision 5; repealing Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 1,
section 18, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Stumpf, Metzen, Fischbach, Novak and Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 709: A bill for an act relating to state procurement; authorizing the commissioner of
administration to award a preference of as much as six percent in the amount bid for specified goods or
services to small businesses; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16C.16, subdivisions 6 and 7.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Solon, Betzold, Fischbach, Lourey and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 710: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions of the medical education and
research trust fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 62J.69, subdivisions 1 and 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Morse; Johnson, D.E.; Stumpf and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 711: A bill for an act relating to public administration; authorizing the Minnesota state
retirement system, the public employees retirement association, and the teachers retirement association to
purchase or construct an administrative building; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 356; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 353.03, subdivision 4; and 354.06, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Vickerman, Morse, Sams, Dille and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 712: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; prohibiting importation of certain agricultural
products and food treated with unapproved chemicals; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 17.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Marty, Foley and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 713: A bill for an act relating to advertising devices; prohibiting erection of additional
billboards near roads and highways; restricting maintenance of advertising devices; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 173.02, subdivisions 8 and 13; 173.03; 173.05; 173.06, subdivision 1; 173.07,
subdivision 1; 173.08, subdivision 1; 173.13, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; 173.16, subdivisions 4 and 5; and
173.231; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 173.01; 173.13, subdivision 5; and 173.17.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 714: A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting nonrenewal of homeowner's insurance
due to burglary; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 65A.29, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 715: A bill for an act relating to the environment; modifying reimbursement provisions for
small gasoline retailers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115C.09, subdivision 3f.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 716: A bill for an act relating to regional planning; providing a grant to the city of Mankato for
the Mankato area growth management and planning study; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Laidig, Price and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 717: A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; appropriating money for driver examination
station in Washington county.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Krentz and Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 718: A bill for an act relating to education; establishing a class size project in independent
school district No. 12, Centennial; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Knutson; Hanson and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 719: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for partners for quality school
improvement.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Stumpf, Sams, Stevens, Berg and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 720: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; permitting the hunting of farmed cervidae
on licensed shooting preserves; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 17.451, subdivision 2; and
17.452, subdivisions 5 and 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Cohen; Robertson; Frederickson; Moe, R.D. and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 721: A bill for an act relating to communications; appropriating money for grants to
noncommercial television.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Morse, Terwilliger, Pogemiller, Stumpf and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 722: A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying early retirement provisions for the
correctional employees retirement fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 352.93, subdivision
2a.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Higgins; Kelley, S.P.; Pariseau; Flynn and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 723: A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; providing for nonvoting members
to serve on the metropolitan council; expanding the membership of the transportation advisory board;
requesting the legislative audit commission to direct a study of the 1994 merger of metropolitan agencies
into the metropolitan council; appropriating money for grants to local governments; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 473.123, subdivisions 1, 3, and by adding a subdivision; and 473.146, subdivision
4.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Neuville and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 724: A bill for an act relating to cities; ratifying certain tax increment activities by the city of
Faribault.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Runbeck, Langseth and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 725: A bill for an act relating to employment; modifying provisions governing payment of
wages upon discharge; amending Minnesota Statutes, section 181.13.

Referred to the Committee on Jobs, Energy and Community Development.

Senators Morse, Lessard, Laidig, Ten Eyck and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 726: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money to the commissioner
of natural resources to offset administrative costs charged to the game and fish fund and to improve
walleye stocking.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 727: A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing for continuity of contracts affected by
the European currency; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 334.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 728: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales; exempting sales of gold and silver coins and
bullion; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Olson, Pariseau and Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 729: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; requiring a three-fifths vote to pass certain
fiscal legislation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.