State of Minnesota

Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Fourteenth Day


Monday, February 8, 1999


10:00 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 Spear; Kelly, R.C.; Knutson and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 553: A bill for an act relating to courts; increasing the number of district court judges;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 2.722, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 554: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for fire and rescue
operations support for Interstate park.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 555: A bill for an act relating to veterans; establishing a program to pay a monetary bonus to
members of the national guard or the reserve components of the United States armed forces ordered to
active duty after July 1, 1990; imposing a criminal penalty for false application; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Piper, Foley, Higgins and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 556: A bill for an act relating to municipalities; making certain changes to municipal liability;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 466.01, subdivision 1; 466.03, subdivision 6e, and by adding
a subdivision; 604A.20; 604A.21, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and by adding a subdivision; 604A.22; and
604A.25.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 557: 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.

Senator Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 558: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, by
adding a section; dedicating portion of sales tax on motor vehicles to roads and public transit; reducing rate
of registration tax on passenger automobiles; allocating revenues from motor vehicle sales tax; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 168.013, subdivision 1a; and 297B.09, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Lourey; Dille; Johnson, J.B.; Larson and Beckman introduced--

S.F. No. 559: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; allowing subagents to retain a commission on
the sale of sporting licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.485, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Larson, Vickerman, Dille and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 560: A bill for an act relating to health; establishing a grant program in the Minnesota
department of health for nursing facility technology rooms; appropriating money; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Larson, Berg, Higgins and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 561: A bill for an act relating to insurance; regulating motor vehicle glass repair and
replacement; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 72A.201, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Oliver, Robling and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 562: A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing a project to reconfigure two
intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation located in Carver county.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lesewski, Robling, Kiscaden, Berglin and Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 563: A bill for an act relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to exempt certain
wading pools from the requirements for public swimming pools.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lesewski, Vickerman, Kiscaden, Samuelson and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 564: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying requirements for nursing home
administrators; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144A.04, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ten Eyck, Larson and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 565: A bill for an act relating to taxation; changing classification requirements for certain
resorts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 273.13, subdivisions 22 and 25.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Ten Eyck, Larson and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 566: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting equipment and materials
used to make improvements to certain resorts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Beckman, Murphy, Sams, Stumpf and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 567: A bill for an act relating to community development; clarifying and restating the powers
of the rural policy and development center; providing for temporary employment of persons severely
affected by the recent decline in agricultural commodity prices; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116J.421, subdivision 3, and by adding subdivisions.

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

Senators Beckman; Murphy; Johnson, D.H.; Higgins and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 568: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for the housing finance
agency's bridges program.

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

Senators Ranum, Foley, Knutson, Berglin and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 569: A bill for an act relating to children; authorizing counties to establish programs for
alternative responses to child maltreatment reports; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 626.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Janezich and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 570: A bill for an act relating to education; extending levy for retired employee benefits;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.41, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Janezich and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 571: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for supplemental revenue reduction;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.10, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Ranum, Berglin, Spear, Knutson and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 572: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; increasing the penalty for committing a
domestic assault when a child is likely to or does see or hear the violation; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 609.2242, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Price, Belanger and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 573: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; including machinery used to produce
certain plants and nursery stock in the definition of farm machinery; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 297A.01, subdivision 15.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Neuville, Robertson, Wiger, Scheid and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 574: A bill for an act relating to education; providing that a person convicted of criminal
sexual conduct is ineligible to be licensed as a teacher; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
122A.20, subdivision 1; 122A.40, subdivisions 5 and 13; 122A.41, subdivision 6; and 631.40, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Morse, Laidig, Dille, Langseth and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 575: A bill for an act relating to the environment; appropriating money for the development of
a cost-benefit model for water quality standards.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Kiscaden, Ten Eyck and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 576: A bill for an act relating to real property; allowing owners of common interest property
to make certain unit modifications; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 515B.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Kiscaden, Robertson, Scheevel, Scheid and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 577: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for substitute teacher licenses;
modifying consecutive years of a teacher's probationary period as consecutive school years; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 122A.18, by adding a subdivision; and 122A.40, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lourey, Dille and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 578: A bill for an act relating to health; providing for review of ambulance services and first
responders; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144E.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Vickerman, Dille and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 579: A bill for an act relating to municipal contracting; authorizing ambulance services to
participate in shared service purchasing; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 471.345, subdivision
10.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Lourey, Samuelson, Scheevel, Kiscaden and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 580: A bill for an act relating to health; adding provisions for training and education
providers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144A.10, by adding
subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144A.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Vickerman; Johnson, J.B.; Dille; Day and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 581: A bill for an act relating to the environment; authorizing payment for failing individual
sewage treatment systems from the environment and natural resources trust fund; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 116P.08, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 582: A bill for an act relating to elections; permitting voters to vote for candidates of more
than one political party in the state partisan primary; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 204D.08,
subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Novak, Solon, Kleis, Metzen and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 583: A bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring certain fire protection notifications in
contracts for the sale of certain newly constructed residential dwellings; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Novak; Betzold; Ten Eyck; Johnson, D.H. and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 584: A bill for an act relating to public safety; adding flammable and combustible gas to an
arson definition; prohibiting plea agreements that reduce an arson in the first degree charge when an
automated sprinkler system has limited damage; providing penalties for juveniles who possess or use
butane lighters in educational or public assembly occupancies and who use such lighters to ignite fireballs
that endanger persons or property; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 609.561, subdivision 3;
609.5631, by adding a subdivision; and 609.5632.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Neuville; Pariseau; Berg; Johnson, D.J. and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 585: A bill for an act relating to land servitudes; exempting owners of certain shooting ranges
from liability for certain civil and criminal actions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 500; and 604A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Lesewski, Vickerman, Dille, Hanson and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 586: A bill for an act relating to property taxation; exempting agricultural land from the
general education levy; increasing general education aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
127A.48, by adding a subdivision; and 275.08, subdivision 1b.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Lesewski, Vickerman, Larson, Day and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 587: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; creating a subtraction for military
pensions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.01, subdivision 19B.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 588: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring tobacco settlement proceeds to be deposited
into the health care access fund; repealing MinnesotaCare premium and provider taxes; removing the
funding cap for the senior citizen drug program; requiring the commissioner of human services to present
recommendations to expand eligibility for the senior citizen drug program; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 16A.724; 60A.15, subdivision 1; 62J.041, subdivision 1; 62Q.095, subdivision 6; 62R.24;
214.16, subdivisions 2 and 3; 270B.01, subdivision 8; and 270B.14, subdivision 1; Laws 1997, chapter
225, article 4, section 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 13.99, subdivision 86b; 62T.10;
144.1484, subdivision 2; 295.50; 295.51; 295.52; 295.53; 295.54; 295.55; 295.56; 295.57; 295.58;
295.582; and 295.59.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stumpf, Robertson and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 589: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for the Oklee school
district.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Vickerman, Beckman, Hanson and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 590: A bill for an act relating to education funding; authorizing a grant to independent school
district No. 330, Heron Lake-Okabena; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Betzold and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 591: A bill for an act relating to health; allowing reimbursement for supplemental private duty
nursing services provided by spouses of recipients and other individuals who meet criteria related to
financial hardship; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256B.0625, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Vickerman, Hanson, Olson, Day and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 592: A bill for an act relating to local government; preserving shooting ranges from planning
and zoning laws and ordinances; limiting net loss of shooting ranges and providing for relocation costs;
proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 87A.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 593: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; correcting the name of a grant recipient
to that of the project owner; amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 23, subdivision 17.

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

Senators Stevens, Stumpf, Olson, Lessard and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 594: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying the disposition of emergency deer
feeding funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.075, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Stevens, Langseth, Cohen, Berglin and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 595: A bill for an act relating to capital investment; amending a match requirement for the Isle
Community Center grant; amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 5, subdivision 4.

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

Senators Hottinger; Johnson, J.B.; Dille; Knutson and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 596: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing funding for crisis nurseries;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Wiger, Scheevel, Novak, Langseth and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 597: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the annual operating capital funds;
reducing the debt service threshold rate; increasing the debt service equalizing factor; consolidating
facilities levies; reducing the alternative bonding and levy program square footage requirement; providing
for a sunset of the disabled access levy; providing authority for school districts to lease new school
buildings; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123B.53; 123B.58,
subdivisions 3 and 4; 123B.59; 123B.63, subdivisions 3 and 4; 126C.10, subdivision 13; and 126C.40,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 6; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123A.44; 123A.441; 123A.442;
123A.443; 123A.444; 123A.445; 123A.446; 123B.57, subdivisions 4, 5, and 7; 123B.58; 123B.63,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 123B.64; 123B.66; 123B.67; 123B.68; and 123B.69.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Beckman; Janezich; Ranum; Johnson, D.E. and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 598: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to fund the child guide
prevention program.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Higgins; Anderson; Novak; Kelly, R.C. and Beckman introduced--

S.F. No. 599: A bill for an act relating to summer youth employment; appropriating money for learn to
earn and community initiative programs.

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

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 600: A bill for an act relating to state agencies; codifying reorganization orders relating to the
office of environmental assistance, the public service department, the transportation regulation board, and
the departments of administration, public safety, and corrections; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
sections 16B.42, subdivisions 3 and 4; 115D.08; 174.02, subdivisions 4 and 5; 174.10, subdivisions 1, 3,
and 4; 174A.02, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4; 174A.04; 174A.06; 216C.41, subdivision 2; 219.074, subdivision
2; 219.402; 221.031, subdivision 1; 609.3241; 609.605, subdivision 2; 609.7495, subdivision 1; 611A.01;
611A.0311, subdivision 3; 611A.07, subdivision 1; 611A.25; 611A.32; 611A.34; 611A.35; 611A.36;
611A.361; 611A.55; 611A.57, subdivision 3; 611A.675, subdivision 1; 611A.71; and 611A.76; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 611A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
174A.01; 174A.02, subdivision 5; 174A.03; 174A.05; 218.011, subdivision 7; 611A.21; 611A.22;
611A.221; 611A.31; 611A.33; 611A.345; 611A.41; 611A.43; 611A.78; and Minnesota Rules, part
8850.6900.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 601: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; clarifying the treatment of data on
elected officials; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 13.43, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Morse, Langseth, Dille, Lesewski and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 602: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and to
better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature for the Minnesota state
colleges and universities; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 603: A bill for an act relating to the capitol area; directing the capitol area architectural and
planning board and the Minnesota historical society to cooperate with the Philippine study group of
Minnesota in causing a corrective plaque to the placed in the state capitol; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Pappas and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 604: A bill for an act relating to municipal contracting; requiring municipalities to request the
state designer selection board to select primary designers for certain projects; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 16B.33, subdivision 1; and 471.345, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Scheevel; Dille; Johnson, D.E.; Lesewski and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 605: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing risk management, tax relief,
right-to-farm, and technology development assistance; regulating growth of industrial hemp as an
agricultural product; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 3.7371,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 5; 17.115, by adding a subdivision; 97B.655, subdivision 1; 123B.55; and
126C.17, subdivision 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 18; and 290.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Lourey; Scheid; Higgins; Johnson, D.E. and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 606: A resolution memorializing the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 607: A bill for an act relating to tax expenditures; requiring preparation of certain information
for proposed tax expenditures; regulating business subsidies; requesting a study by the legislative auditor;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 270.067, subdivision 4; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; and 116J; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 116J.991.

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

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 608: A bill for an act relating to state government; merging the departments of health and
human services.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Price and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 609: A bill for an act relating to water; requiring new landscape irrigation systems to have rain
checks; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103G.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Lourey, Janezich and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 610: A bill for an act relating to children; clarifying eligibility criteria for students under basic
sliding fee child care assistance; prohibiting counties from paying parents directly for child care expenses;
appropriating money for the basic sliding fee program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
119B.10, subdivision 1; and 119B.13, subdivision 6; repealing Laws 1997, chapter 248, section 46, as
amended.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lourey, Sams and Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 611: A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to investigate complaints
regarding emergency medical services.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 612: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Proctor to issue an additional
on-sale license.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Betzold and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 613: A bill for an act relating to animals; increasing certain penalties for cruelty to animals;
defining acts or omissions constituting cruelty or abuse; imposing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 343.20, subdivision 3, and by adding subdivisions; and 343.21, subdivisions 2, 7,
10, and by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 343.21, subdivisions 1 and 9;
and 346.57.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Wiger, Runbeck, Price, Pariseau and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 614: A bill for an act relating to recreation; appropriating money for a regional trail.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 615: A bill for an act relating to the Minneapolis park and recreation board; providing for the
appointment of various employees; amending Laws 1969, chapter 1024, section 1, as amended.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Price, Krentz, Wiger and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 616: A bill for an act relating to Washington county; changing the length of the terms of
housing and redevelopment authority commissioners; amending Laws 1974, chapter 475, section 2, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Pogemiller and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 617: A bill for an act relating to elections; creating a redistricting commission to recommend
the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article IV, sections 2 and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.