State of Minnesota

Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Second Day


Thursday, January 7, 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.

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

S.F. No. 1: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income tax; providing for an income tax rebate in
1999; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kelley, S.P. and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 2: A bill for an act relating to the year 2000 problem; providing immunity for certain
activities; clarifying the mutual aid authority of local government units; requiring the department of health
to collect and disseminate certain information; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 12.331, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604B.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Marty, Betzold and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 3: A bill for an act relating to crimes; lowering per se level for alcohol impairment offenses
from 0.10 to 0.08 for hunting, for handling explosives, and for operating a motor vehicle, recreational
vehicle, or aircraft; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 97B.065, subdivision 1; 97B.066,
subdivision 1; 169.121, subdivision 1; 169.123, subdivisions 2, 4, 5a, and 6; 192A.555; and 609.21,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Pariseau; Laidig; Stevens; Johnson, D.J. and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 4: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for certain lifetime game and fish
licenses; establishing the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund; imposing fees; requiring an annual report;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Spear introduced--

S.F. No. 5: A bill for an act relating to retirement; teachers retirement association; requiring the
repayment of certain interest charges on certain member contribution shortage payments.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 6: A bill for an act relating to elections; changing the date of the state primary; eliminating the
precinct caucus system; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 202A.192; and 204D.03, subdivision
1; and repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 202A.14; 202A.15; 202A.155; 202A.156; 202A.16;
202A.18; 202A.19; and 202A.20.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

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

S.F. No. 7: A bill for an act relating to health; repealing MinnesotaCare provider tax; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 62J.041, subdivision 1; 62Q.095, subdivision 6; 214.16, subdivisions 2
and 3; 270B.01, subdivision 8; and 270B.14, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
13.99, subdivision 86b; 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.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 8: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing that certain income earned for service in the
armed forces is exempt from taxation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.01, subdivision
19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 9: A bill for an act relating to civil service; providing for the abolition of the Spring Lake Park
police civil service commission.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Betzold and Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 10: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; modifying the statute of limitations for medical
malpractice actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 541.07; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 541.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Betzold and Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 11: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; providing a cause of action for victims of
domestic abuse; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 611A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Stumpf, Ten Eyck, Lessard and Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 12: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; repealing the prohibition on the operation of
a snowmobile with a track equipped with metal traction devices on public lands, roads, and trails;
continuing the prohibition on the use of snowmobiles with metal traction devices on paved public trails;
amending Laws 1998, chapter 401, section 61; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.871,
subdivision 2; and Laws 1998, chapter 401, section 23.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 13: A bill for an act relating to highways; changing restriction of lanes on I-35W and I-394;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 14: A bill for an act relating to highways; requiring metered ramp study by department of
transportation; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 15: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; repealing motor vehicle air pollution emissions
testing 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 Johnson, D.J. and Ten Eyck introduced--

S.F. No. 16: A bill for an act relating to taxation; decreasing rate of motor vehicle registration tax;
making technical changes; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 161.081, by
adding a subdivision; and 168.013, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 17: A bill for an act relating to recreational vehicles; modifying provisions of snowmobile
grants-in-aid; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.83, subdivisions 3 and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 18: A bill for an act relating to the environment; repealing the motor vehicle emissions testing
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.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 19: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IX,
section 1; changing the minimum vote total for ratification of an amendment.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senator Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 20: A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; establishing surface transportation fund;
reducing rate of vehicle registration tax; dedicating portion of motor vehicle excise tax revenues to
transportation; proposing constitutional amendment to dedicate minimum of 50 percent of motor vehicle
excise tax receipts to transportation; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
168.013, subdivision 1a; and 297B.09, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 174.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 21: A bill for an act relating to civil actions; modifying effective date for provision relating to
fraud actions and economic loss; amending Laws 1998, First Special Session chapter 2, section 4.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 22: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing public accountability for taxpayer subsidies
of private business; prohibiting new or expanded tax increment financing districts; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 469.1813;
469.1814; and 469.1815.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 23: A bill for an act relating to child support; eliminating the administrative process for child
and medical support orders; providing for the appointment of family law magistrates to handle child and
medical support and related family law proceedings; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 357.021, subdivision 1a; 518.551, subdivisions 12, 13, and 14; 518.575, subdivision 1; and
518.616, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 484; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 518.5511; and 518.5512.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Betzold introduced--

S.F. No. 24: A bill for an act relating to elections; consolidating the partisan primary ballot; providing
for withdrawal of candidates and filling vacancies in nomination; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
sections 204B.12, subdivision 2a; 204B.13, subdivisions 2, 5, and 6; 204B.41; 204C.21, subdivision 3;
204C.32, subdivision 1; 204D.03, subdivision 1; 204D.08, subdivision 4; 204D.10; and 204D.20,
subdivisions 1 and 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 204D.08, subdivision 5; and 204D.13,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Samuelson, Lourey and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 25: A bill for an act relating to health; allowing nursing facility residents to request the use of
a restraint; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144A.10, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 26: A bill for an act relating to the city of Nisswa; extending the duration limit of a tax
increment financing district.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 27: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; providing for lifetime crossbow permits for
persons with permanent physical disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.106.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Samuelson, Hanson, Sams, Lourey and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 28: 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; reducing income tax
rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 290.06, subdivisions 2c and 2d; 290.091, subdivisions
1, 2, and 6; 297A.02, subdivision 1; 297A.25, subdivision 11; and 297A.47.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 29: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; changing a grantee for the Mississippi
education center grant; imposing a condition; amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 5, subdivision 9.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 30: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution; providing for a
unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article VIII, sections 1 and 6; article IX, sections 1 and 2; and
article XI, section 5; providing by statute for a legislature of 99 members; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 2.021; and 2.031, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senator Spear introduced--

S.F. No. 31: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Minneapolis to issue an on-sale
liquor license for Dudley Riggs Theatre; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 340A.404,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Johnson, D.H. introduced--

S.F. No. 32: A bill for an act relating to crime; imposing penalties for killing or injuring a search and
rescue dog; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.596.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 33: A bill for an act relating to local government; permitting a time extension for
commencement of activities in a tax increment financing district in the city of Onamia.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 34: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; allowing the city of Milaca to spend
increment outside of a district.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Larson; Johnson, D.J.; Solon; Novak and Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 35: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the state's share of the
cost of the new Poe Lock at Sault Ste. Marie Narrows.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Wiener and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 36: 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; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.02, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Lesewski, Vickerman, Sams, Dille and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 37: A bill for an act relating to drainage; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
103E.235, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Johnson, D.J.; Belanger; Novak and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 38: A bill for an act relating to taxation; repealing the sales tax on health club memberships;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 297A.01, subdivision 3; and 297A.44, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Johnson, D.J.; Samuelson; Solon; Metzen and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 39: A bill for an act relating to insurance; automobile; modifying the eligibility for a premium
reduction upon completion of the required accident prevention course; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 65B.28, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Johnson, D.J.; Lessard and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 40: A bill for an act relating to recreational vehicles; modifying rulemaking authority;
modifying certain restrictions on the use of snowmobile metal traction devices; modifying certain
definitions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 84.86, subdivision 1; 85.015, subdivision 1c; and
169.1217, subdivision 1; Laws 1998, chapter 401, section 61; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
84.871, subdivision 2; and 84.8715; Laws 1998, chapter 401, section 23.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Betzold, Cohen and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 41: A bill for an act relating to the military; establishing a program of tuition and textbook
reimbursement grants for members of federal armed forces reserve components; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Robertson; Kelley, S.P. and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 42: A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing city councils to establish by
ordinance procedures for imposing civil penalties for ordinance violations; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 412.231; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 410.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Spear, Kleis, Junge, Marty and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 43: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution; providing for a
unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article VIII, sections 1 and 6; article IX, sections 1 and 2; and
article XI, section 5; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 2.021; and 2.031, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Kleis, Spear, Marty, Day and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 44: A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to provide for a
unicameral legislature; changing article IV; article V, sections 3 and 5; article VIII, section 1; article IX,
sections 1 and 2; and article XI, section 5; providing by law for a unicameral legislature of 135 members;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 2.021; and 2.031, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Stevens, Pariseau, Knutson, Sams and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 45: A bill for an act relating to property; providing for the Private Property Protection Act;
proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 516.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Marty and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 46: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; prohibiting former legislators from lobbying the
legislature for one year after leaving office; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
10A.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Junge, Ourada and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 47: A bill for an act relating to campaign finance; clarifying definitions; facilitating reports of
last-minute contributions; clarifying campaign finance requirements; changing certain limits; requiring
return of public subsidies under certain conditions; making advisory opinions public data; clarifying
certain definitions and prohibitions; clarifying and authorizing exceptions to the ban on gifts; providing
civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 10A.01, subdivisions 7 and 18; 10A.02,
subdivision 12; 10A.03, subdivision 3; 10A.04, subdivisions 5 and 7; 10A.065, subdivisions 1, 3, and by
adding a subdivision; 10A.071; 10A.08; 10A.09, subdivision 7; 10A.14, subdivision 4; 10A.15,
subdivisions 3, 5, and by adding a subdivision; 10A.20, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 6b, 12, and by adding a
subdivision; 10A.23; 10A.25, subdivisions 2 and 10; 10A.29; 10A.31, subdivisions 7 and 10; 10A.315;
10A.322, subdivisions 1 and 4; 10A.324, subdivision 1; 10A.34; 200.02, by adding a subdivision;
211A.02, subdivision 2; 211A.12; 290.06, subdivision 23; and 471.895; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 211A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 10A.09, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senators Fischbach; Day; Kelly, R.C.; Johnson, D.J. and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 48: A bill for an act relating to taxation; imposing flat registration tax on personal-use
passenger automobiles; providing for distribution of proceeds of sales tax on motor vehicles to highway
user tax distribution fund; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
168.013, subdivision 1a, and by adding a subdivision; and 297B.09.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.