State of Minnesota

Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Fourth Day


Thursday, January 14, 1999


9:30 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.

Senator Morse introduced--

S.F. No. 91: A bill for an act relating to recreational vehicles; delaying the prohibition on the operation
of a snowmobile with a track equipped with metal traction devices on public lands, roads, and trails for
one year; extending the current law on the use of snowmobiles with metal traction devices on paved public
trails for one year; extending the metal traction device sticker requirement for one year; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 84.8715, subdivision 4; and 169.1217, subdivision 1; Laws 1998,
chapter 401, sections 61 and 62.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Moe, R.D.; Stumpf and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 92: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for declining pupil unit aid for
independent school district Nos. 2854, Ada-Borup; 2176, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo; 846, Breckenridge; and
595, East Grand Forks.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 93: A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; authorizing certain
retired teachers to waive their current retirement annuities, to resume active pension plan coverage, and to
qualify for a recomputed future retirement annuity.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 94: A bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing placement of a plaque in the court of
honor to memorialize veterans wounded in combat.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 95: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, sections
2, 6, 7, 8, 16, and 17; article IV, sections 5, 8, 21, 23, and 24; article V, sections 2, 3, 5, and 6; article VI,
sections 4, 6, 9, 10, and 13; article VII, sections 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8; article VIII, sections 3 and 4; article XI,
sections 7 and 13; and article XIII, sections 7 and 11; changing gender-specific language to gender-neutral
language in the constitution.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 96: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, by
adding a section; providing for equality of rights under the law for men and women.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 97: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; exempting hydroponic greenhouses from the
corporate farm law; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 500.24, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

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

S.F. No. 98: A bill for an act relating to crime victims; granting prosecutors discretion not to disclose a
victim's or witness's date of birth; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 611A.035.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Knutson, Ten Eyck, Neuville and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 99: A bill for an act relating to crime; requiring offenders convicted for failure to appear after
release to pay costs incurred by the prosecuting authority or governmental agency due to the failure to
appear; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.49, subdivisions 1, 2, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 100: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; reducing rate of additional registration tax on
passenger automobiles and hearses; providing for distribution of revenue 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.

Senator Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 101: A bill for an act relating to education; retroactively authorizing independent school
district No. 912, Milaca, to start its school year prior to Labor Day.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Janezich, Murphy, Solon and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 102: A bill for an act relating to insurance; auto; regulating nonrenewals of the physical
damage portion of policies; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 65B.17, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Janezich, Murphy, Solon and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 103: A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing benefit increases for the Eveleth police
and fire trust fund.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Janezich, Murphy, Solon and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 104: A bill for an act relating to veterans; appropriating money for the Iron Range Veterans
Memorial Park in the Eveleth, Gilbert, Mountain Iron, and Virginia area.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Janezich, Murphy, Solon and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 105: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting the purchase of
construction materials used in building a community pavilion; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
297A.25, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Johnson, D.J.; Belanger; Day; Solon and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 106: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an income tax rebate; appropriating
money.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Novak, Junge, Price, Pariseau and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 107: A bill for an act relating to local government; repealing authority for certain local
residency requirements; repealing Laws 1993, chapter 260; and Laws 1994, chapter 570.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 108: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales to political
subdivisions of a state; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 297A.25, subdivision 11; and
297A.47.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 109: A bill for an act relating to education; removing the bond sale limitation on capital loans
that have been outstanding for 20 years; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.69, subdivision
15.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lessard and Johnson, D.H. introduced--

S.F. No. 110: A bill for an act relating to taxation; changing motor vehicle registration tax rates;
making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.013, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Wiger, Pappas, Ourada, Vickerman and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 111: A bill for an act relating to highways; mandating directional sign on I-694 for Century
College.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Samuelson, Hottinger, Stevens, Kiscaden and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 112: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing reimbursement increases to certain
health care providers; authorizing pay increases for certain employees; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Stumpf, Langseth, Pariseau, Sams and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 113: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; removing surcharge for personal watercraft;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 86B.415, subdivision 7a.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Vickerman, Scheevel, Pogemiller, Wiger and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 114: A bill for an act relating to education; extending the grant for the Southwest Star Concept
School; amending Laws 1997, First Special Session chapter 4, article 3, section 25, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Belanger; Day; Lesewski; Johnson, D.J. and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 115: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing rates and adjusting the brackets of the
individual income tax; increasing the exemption amount for the alternative minimum tax; repealing the
insurance premiums tax on health maintenance organizations and nonprofit health service plan
corporations; phasing out health care taxes; making conforming changes; changing property tax class
rates; increasing the education homestead credit; reducing the general education levy; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 60A.15, subdivision 1; 62J.041, subdivision 1; 62Q.095, subdivision 6;
62R.24; 214.16, subdivisions 2 and 3; 256L.02, subdivision 3; 270B.01, subdivision 8; 270B.14,
subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivisions 22, 23, 24, 25, and 31; 273.1382, subdivision 1; 290.06, subdivisions
2c and 2d; 290.091, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 6; and 295.52, subdivision 7; repealing Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 13.99, subdivision 86b; 16A.724; 16A.76; 144.1484, subdivision 2; 256L.02, subdivision 4;
273.127; 273.1382, subdivision 1a; 295.50; 295.51; 295.52; 295.53; 295.54; 295.55; 295.56; 295.57;
295.58; 295.581; 295.582; and 295.59.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 116: A bill for an act relating to crimes; imposing felony penalties on certain repeat violators
of DWI laws; requiring sentencing guidelines commission to give felony DWI convictions the weight of
one criminal history point; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.121, subdivisions 3 and 3e;
169.129, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 360.0752, subdivisions 1 and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Knutson, Kleis and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 117: A bill for an act relating to crime; limiting the time period during which a defendant may
challenge a restitution request; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 611A.045, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 118: A bill for an act relating to crime; providing that enhanced penalties for repeat assault
offenses apply to offenders who have prior delinquency adjudications for assault and related offenses;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 609.224, subdivisions 2 and 4; and 609.2242, subdivisions 2
and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Hottinger, Vickerman and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 119: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales to political
subdivisions of a state; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 297A.25, subdivision 11; and
297A.47.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Cohen, Pappas, Krentz, Higgins and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 120: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, by
adding a section; providing for equality of rights under the law for men and women.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Ten Eyck, Samuelson, Hottinger and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 121: A bill for an act relating to health; repealing the requirement that licensees of
health-related boards receive continuing education in infection control; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 214.12, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Moe, R.D.; Sams; Beckman; Berg and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 122: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; classifying industrial hemp as an agricultural crop
subject to regulation and registration by the commissioner of agriculture; requiring growers of industrial
hemp to be registered by the commissioner; imposing a criminal penalty; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 123: A bill for an act relating to income tax administration; appropriating money for grants to
nonprofit entities to facilitate the delivery of volunteer assistance to low-income taxpayers.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 124: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use taxes; exempting pollution control and
solar energy equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.01, subdivision 16.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Olson; Scheevel; Johnson, D.E. and Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 125: A bill for an act relating to education; implementing the recommendations of the
standards advisory panel; amending profile of learning requirements; eliminating state performance
packages; requiring school districts to implement core learning areas; allowing districts to implement other
learning areas; limiting the number of required content standards; comparing 11th grade students'
educational performance with students from other states and nations; establishing an advisory group to
make recommendations on students who may be unable to meet high school graduation requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 120B.02; 120B.03, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 120B.30,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Hanson; Murphy; Johnson, D.J.; Pappas and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 126: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the aid base for local government aid paid
to certain cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 477A.011, subdivision 36.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Foley, Lourey, Piper, Robling and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 127: A bill for an act relating to housing; appropriating money for emergency services grant
program and transitional housing program.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 128: A bill for an act relating to governmental operations; decentralizing the consumer
protection office and the human rights department; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 8.32, by
adding a subdivision; and 363.05, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Knutson, Kiscaden, Ten Eyck, Cohen and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 129: A bill for an act relating to family law; enacting the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction
and Enforcement Act; proposing coding for new law as chapter 518D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998,
sections 518A.01; 518A.02; 518A.03; 518A.04; 518A.05; 518A.06; 518A.07; 518A.08; 518A.09;
518A.10; 518A.11; 518A.12; 518A.13; 518A.14; 518A.15; 518A.16; 518A.17; 518A.18; 518A.19;
518A.20; 518A.21; 518A.22; 518A.23; 518A.24; and 518A.25.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 130: A bill for an act relating to medical assistance; continuing cost-based reimbursement to
certain health care facilities for an additional three years; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 256B.0625, subdivision 30.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 131: A bill for an act relating to health; expanding the eligibility for single adults and
households with no children for the MinnesotaCare program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
256L.04, subdivision 7; and 256L.07, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Hanson, Murphy, Vickerman and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 132: A bill for an act relating to taxation; extending the agricultural property tax classification
to property used for the production for sale of insects; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 273.13,
subdivision 23.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Robertson, Olson, Robling, Kiscaden and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 133: A bill for an act relating to education; reducing early elementary class size; appropriating
money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Berg, Lesewski and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 134: A bill for an act relating to water; appropriating money for the LQP-25/Lazarus Creek
floodwater retention project.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Stumpf; Moe, R.D.; Langseth; Johnson, D.J. and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 135: A bill for an act relating to adult basic education; modifying the funding formula;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.53, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Robertson, Olson, Scheid, Pogemiller and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 136: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for advanced placement and
international baccalaureate programs.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Beckman, Novak and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 137: A bill for an act relating to international trade finance; appropriating money for trade
promotion.

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

Senators Marty, Scheid and Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 138: A bill for an act relating to elections; making it easier to vote by absentee ballot;
prohibiting certain activities; providing for rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 203B.02,
subdivision 1; 203B.03, subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivisions 1 and 4; 203B.06, subdivision 3; and
203B.07, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 203B.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 139: A bill for an act relating to crimes; substantially increasing mandatory minimum
penalties for persons convicted of committing certain violent crimes with firearms; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 609.11, subdivisions 5 and 7.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Scheevel and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 140: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution; providing for a
135 member unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article VIII, section 1; article IX, sections 1 and
2; and article XI, section 5.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Pariseau, Robertson, Stevens and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 141: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; repealing the motor vehicle emissions
inspection program; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 116.60; 116.61; 116.62; 116.63; 116.64;
and 116.65.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Pariseau, Fischbach, Kleis and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 142: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; repealing the motor vehicle emissions
inspection program on July 1, 2000; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.62, subdivision 3;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 116.60; 116.61; 116.62; 166.63; and 116.64.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Robling, Murphy, Robertson and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 143: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that sales of smoking cessation devices are
exempt from taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Robling, Betzold, Limmer, Foley and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 144: A bill for an act relating to civil commitment; modifying provisions governing parental
consent to chemical dependency treatment for minors; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
253B.04, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Marty and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 145: A bill for an act relating to ethics in government; clarifying and simplifying the law
related to lobbyist registration, conflicts of interest, and campaign finance; eliminating invalid provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 10A.01; 10A.02; 10A.03; 10A.04; 10A.05; 10A.06; 10A.065,
subdivisions 1, 1a, and 3; 10A.08; 10A.09; 10A.10; 10A.11; 10A.12; 10A.13; 10A.14; 10A.15; 10A.16;
10A.17; 10A.18; 10A.19; 10A.20; 10A.22, subdivisions 6 and 7; 10A.23; 10A.24; 10A.241; 10A.242;
10A.25; 10A.255, subdivision 1; 10A.265; 10A.27; 10A.275, subdivision 1; 10A.28; 10A.29; 10A.30,
subdivision 1; 10A.31; 10A.315; 10A.321; 10A.322; 10A.323; 10A.324, subdivisions 1 and 3; 10A.34;
200.02, by adding a subdivision; and 290.06, subdivision 23; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 10A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 10A.065, subdivision 5; 10A.22,
subdivisions 1, 4, and 5; 10A.255, subdivision 2; 10A.275, subdivisions 2 and 3; 10A.324, subdivisions 2
and 4; 10A.325; 10A.335; 10A.40; 10A.41; 10A.42; 10A.43; 10A.44; 10A.45; 10A.46; 10A.47; 10A.48;
10A.49; 10A.50; and 10A.51.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Langseth, Hanson, Robling, Pogemiller and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 146: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing capital loans to acquire and better
public land and buildings for charter schools; appropriating money; authorizing the sale of state bonds;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 124D.10, subdivision 6; and 124D.11, subdivision 7;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Pariseau, Day, Scheevel and Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 147: A bill for an act relating to real property; creating the Private Property Rights Protection
Act; providing legislative intent; providing remedies for real property owners whose property has been
inordinately burdened by governmental action; providing requirements for a property owner who seeks
compensation; requiring the governmental entity to provide notice of the claim; authorizing certain
settlement offers; requiring that the governmental entity and property owner file a court action if a
settlement agreement contravenes the application of state law; providing for judicial review,
notwithstanding the availability of administrative remedies; authorizing the property owner to file a claim
of compensation upon rejection of a settlement offer; requiring the court to determine the percentage of
responsibility for an inordinate burden imposed by multiple governmental entities; providing for a jury to
determine the amount of compensation to the property owner; providing for costs and attorney fees;
providing that the right for which compensation is paid is a transferable development right; proposing
coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 500A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Oliver, Solon, Wiener and Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 148: A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing for the protection of structured
settlements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 60A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Morse, Lessard, Price and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 149: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for environmental and
natural resources purposes from the Minnesota future resources fund, the environment and natural
resources trust fund, and the Great Lakes protection account; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
85.019, subdivision 2, and by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Morse, Lessard and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 150: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the general rate of the sales and use tax and
the sales tax on motor vehicles; exempting sales to political subdivisions of a state; exempting sales of
lottery tickets from the sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 297A.02, subdivision 1;
297A.25, subdivision 11; 297A.259; 297A.47; 349A.01, subdivision 7; and 349A.10, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.