State of Minnesota

Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Thirtieth Day


Thursday, March 18, 1999


8:30 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.H.; Wiger; Limmer and Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 1975: A bill for an act relating to utilities; restructuring the regulation of electricity generation;
providing for transition to a competitive industry; requiring restructuring plans; requiring unbundling of
services; providing for recovery of stranded costs; requiring registration of suppliers; providing civil
remedies; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216E.

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

Senators Higgins and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 1976: A bill for an act relating to municipal electric power; defining city within the meaning
of the act; authorizing the Minneapolis park and recreation board to engage in the local distribution and
sale of hydroelectric power to protect the natural, historical, ecological, and aesthetic value of the
Mississippi river at the Falls of St. Anthony; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 453.52,
subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1977: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying forest assessment provisions;
modifying reporting requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89.011, subdivisions 2 and
3.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1978: A bill for an act relating to forest resources; modifying unit forest resource plan
requirements; providing public notice; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89.012; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 90.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Hottinger; Morse; Novak; Johnson, J.B. and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 1979: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for riparian forest management;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 89.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1980: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for tree planting
grants in the city of St. Peter.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1981: A bill for an act relating to education funding; authorizing a grant to independent school
district No. 656, Faribault; authorizing a local levy; authorizing a fund transfer; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1982: A bill for an act relating to human services; transferring funding for certain ICF/MR's;
amending Laws 1995, chapter 207, article 3, section 21.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1983: A bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring all inmates incarcerated in state or
local facilities to work a minimum of 40 hours per week; specifying the minimum pay for this work;
prohibiting inmates from receiving monetary compensation for participating in treatment or education
programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 243.18, subdivision 2; and 243.23, subdivision 1,
and by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 641; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 641.07; and 641.10.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 1984: A bill for an act relating to cities; neighborhood revitalization; requiring cities to
discharge unpaid tax obligations of certain nonprofit contractors.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Neuville and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 1985: A bill for an act relating to real property; providing that the title to all real property must
be registered by the year 2030; phasing in registration requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 462.358, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
386; 505; 507; 508; and 508A.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 1986: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; allowing certain motorized vehicles that
assist the disabled on nonmotorized state trails; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.018,
subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 1987: A bill for an act relating to property taxes; increasing the valuation limit for the first tier
of residential homestead property; increasing the education homestead credit rate; reducing the general
education levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 273.13, subdivision 22; 273.1382,
subdivision 1; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 273.1382,
subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Scheid, Robertson, Pappas and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1988: A bill for an act relating to education; providing building lease aid to area learning
centers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123A.05, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1989: A bill for an act relating to education; creating marginal cost pupil units; adjusting the
general education and referendum formulas by marginal cost pupil units; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 120B.05; 126C.05, subdivision 5, and by adding a subdivision; 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 5,
9, 13, 18, 19, and 20; 126C.12, subdivision 1; and 126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Terwilliger, Wiger, Robertson, Langseth and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 1990: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing funding for voluntary integration
programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123B.57, by adding a
subdivision; 123B.59, by adding a subdivision; 124D.86, subdivision 3; 124D.87; 124D.88, subdivision 3,
and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Johnson, D.E.; Janezich; Hanson; Sams and Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 1991: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for planning and design
of personal rapid transit.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 1992: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for a grant to Aitkin
County Growth, Inc. for payment of certain taxes; appropriating money.

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

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1993: A bill for an act relating to state government; rulemaking; authorizing the governor to
veto certain rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 14.05, by adding a subdivision; 14.16,
subdivision 3; 14.26, subdivision 3; 14.386; and 14.389, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Terwilliger and Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 1994: A bill for an act relating to family law; providing for grandparent visitation rights on
behalf of the child; expanding grandparent visitation rights; specifying procedures; requiring mediation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 257.022, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 257.022, subdivisions 2 and 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Larson and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 1995: A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; regulating auto glass repair and
replacement; restricting certain rebates and incentives; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 325F.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Pogemiller, Higgins and Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 1996: A bill for an act relating to taxation; including the Middle Mississippi River Watershed
Management Organization in the definition of special taxing districts for purposes of property taxation and
state aids; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 275.066.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Dille, Sams and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 1997: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing meeting provisions and duties of the
board of grain standards; changing certain fees; defining and clarifying certain terms; changing certain
provisions related to grain buyers, warehouses, and grain storage; authorizing rulemaking; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 17B.07; 17B.12; 17B.15, subdivision 1; 27.01, subdivision 8, and by
adding a subdivision; 27.19, subdivision 1; 223.17, subdivisions 5 and 6; 223.175; 232.21, by adding a
subdivision; and 232.23, subdivisions 3 and 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 231; and 232.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senator Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 1998: A bill for an act relating to education funding; authorizing a grant to independent school
district No. 659, Northfield, for the Northfield community resource center; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Pappas; Berglin; Johnson, D.J.; FLynn and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 1999: A bill for an act relating to taxation; basing the working family credit on the federal
earned income tax credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.0671, subdivision 1; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.0671, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 2000: A bill for an act relating to highways; providing a remedy for town roads that do not
provide adequate turnaround space at cul-de-sacs and dead ends; increasing amount that may be spent on a
town road by order of a county board; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 163.16, subdivisions 1
and 3.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Robling and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 2001: A bill for an act relating to child care; changing eligibility for basic sliding fee
assistance; expanding the dependent care tax credit; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 119B.09,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 119B.12, subdivision 2; and 290.067, subdivisions 1 and 2.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 2002: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; modifying the rule allowing use of
economic development districts for commercial developments in small cities; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 469.174, subdivision 27; and 469.176, subdivision 4c.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Stevens and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 2003: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing supplementary payments to adult
foster care providers for respite care; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256I.05, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 2004: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to independent school
district No. 108, Norwood, for air quality and building improvement.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 2005: A bill for an act relating to higher education; establishing the Minnesota promise
scholarship and intervention investment program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 136A.233, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 136A.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 2006: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for a year-round
school/extended week or day grant for independent school district No. 270, Hopkins.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Stevens and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 2007: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating funds to Benton county to pay
principal due on bonds issued for environmental response costs at a mixed municipal solid waste facility;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 2008: A bill for an act relating to education funding; adjusting the referendum revenue amount
for independent school district No. 277, Westonka.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 2009: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the referendum allowance limit;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.17, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Junge, Janezich, Kiscaden and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 2010: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing income tax credits for expenditures for
certain job training programs and for post-secondary education; appropriating money; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Piper, Pogemiller, Janezich, Lourey and Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 2011: A bill for an act relating to children; establishing a pilot grant program to provide
comprehensive educational programming for children ages birth to eight; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Johnson, J.B.; Price and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 2012: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; appropriating money to the senate for the
production and distribution of a videotape on the legislative process.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Johnson, J.B. introduced--

S.F. No. 2013: A bill for an act relating to economic development; directing office of strategic and
long-range planning to create state development strategy; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Fischbach, Olson and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 2014: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying AIDS prevention program to include
human papilloma virus prevention; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 121A.23.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Pappas, Flynn and Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 2015: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the property tax class rates on residential
property containing four or more units; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 273.13, subdivision
25; and 273.1398, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 2016: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for grants for supplemental literacy
programs; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 2017: A bill for an act relating to public employment; making technical and administrative
changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 13.43, subdivision 2; 43A.01, subdivision 2;
43A.02, subdivision 33; 43A.06, subdivision 8; 43A.07, subdivision 4; 43A.13, subdivision 3; 43A.15,
subdivision 6, and by adding a subdivision; 43A.17, subdivision 8; 43A.18, subdivision 1; 43A.19,
subdivision 3; 43A.20; 43A.317, subdivisions 3 and 4; 43A.38, subdivision 4; and 43A.421; Laws 1995,
chapter 248, article 13, section 2, subdivisions 5, as amended, and 6, as amended; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 43A.13, subdivision 9; 43A.40; 43A.41; 43A.42; 43A.43, subdivision 2; 43A.44;
43A.45; 43A.46; and 43A.465; Minnesota Rules, parts 3910.0100; 3910.0200; 3910.0300; 3910.0400;
3910.0500; 3910.0600; 3910.0700; 3910.0800; 3910.0900; 3910.1000; 3910.1100; 3910.1200; 3910.1300;
3910.1400; 3910.1500; 3910.1600; and 3910.1700.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

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

S.F. No. 2018: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human
services to recognize the purchase price of certain nursing facilities when determining property
reimbursement rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 2019: A bill for an act relating to education; prohibiting a district from billing special
education tuition to a resident district if the child open enrolls in another district; reimbursing independent
school district No. 277, Westonka, for tuition payments; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 125A.03; 125A.05; and 125A.11, subdivisions 1 and 2; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2020: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money to the commissioner of
corrections for the productive day initiative programs administered by the Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted
community corrections agency, the Arrowhead regional community corrections agency, the Ramsey
county community corrections agency, and the Hennepin county community corrections agency.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 2021: A bill for an act relating to retirement; modifying actuarial cost allocation by the
legislative commission on pensions and retirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 3.85,
subdivision 12.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 2022: A bill for an act relating to counties; authorizing private conveyance of county land in
Itasca county.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Wiger, Krentz, Robertson, Day and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 2023: A bill for an act relating to education funding; authorizing a grant for support of the
National Association of Student Councils' 1999 National Convention; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Pariseau and Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 2024: 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 Transportation.

Senators Kiscaden, Neuville, Limmer and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 2025: A bill for an act relating to public safety training; appropriating money to develop plans
for the construction and operation of a southeastern Minnesota regional public safety training center.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.