State of Minnesota


Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Seventy-Seventh Day


Thursday, February 24, 2000


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 Krentz, Hanson and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 3454: A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing general education revenue to
fund teacher mentorship programs; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
126C.10, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Spear; Wiener; Knutson and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 3455: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; limiting the liability of financial
institutions that provide information in good faith on stolen, forged, or fraudulent checks in the course of
an investigation; making it a crime to falsely report stolen checks to a financial institution or to possess,
sell, receive, or transfer stolen or counterfeit checks; providing criminal penalties and forfeiture remedies
for such conduct; expanding the racketeering crime to include organized criminal activity involving stolen
or counterfeit checks; making technical corrections to certain penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 299A.61, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 609.527, subdivision
3; 609.531, subdivision 1; and 609.902, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 609.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Day introduced--

S.F. No. 3456: A bill for an act relating to education finance; including the costs of replacing certain
floor coverings in health and safety revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.57,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Robertson, Janezich, Spear and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 3457: A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the salary for the lieutenant
governor and the attorney general; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 15A.082, subdivisions 1, 3,
and 4a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15A.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Novak and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3458: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing funding for Minnesota
Project Innovation, Inc.; appropriating money.

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

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 3459: A bill for an act relating to spoken language interpreters; establishing a voluntary
registry administered by the department of human services; appropriating money; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 3460: A bill for an act relating to the city of Minneapolis; appropriating money for affordable
housing and mixed commercial and residential development in the Hiawatha corridor; authorizing
spending to acquire and better public land and other public improvements of a capital nature; appropriating
money for new streets and infrastructure in the Hiawatha corridor; authorizing issuance of bonds.

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

Senator Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 3461: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending for higher
education asset preservation and replacement; authorizing the board of trustees of the Minnesota state
colleges and universities and the board of regents of the University of Minnesota to make capital
improvements for asset preservation and replacement; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 3462: A bill for an act relating to retirement; public employees retirement association;
authorizing the purchase of allowable service credit by certain Bemidji elected officials.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Frederickson and Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 3463: A bill for an act relating to education; restoring levy authority for independent school
district No. 2859, Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Hottinger and Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 3464: A bill for an act relating to children; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution by adding a new article XV, and by renumbering certain sections; creating a children's
development fund; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter
119C.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Hottinger, Samuelson, Berglin, Hanson and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 3465: A bill for an act relating to health; creating the spinal cord injury research board and the
spinal cord injury research trust account; modifying registry, reporting, and rule provisions; providing civil
penalties; creating a surcharge on traffic and motor vehicle fines; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 144.662; 144.663, by adding a subdivision; and 144.664, subdivision 5;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 3466: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; requiring each house to establish a regular
time for the governor and heads of state agencies to answer questions put by its members; proposing
coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3D.

Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senators Higgins and Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 3467: A bill for an act relating to housing; requiring owners of certain rental housing to
provide notice in the event of a sale or transfer of the housing; providing a right of first refusal to certain
parties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471.

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

Senators Berg and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 3468: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; requiring a selection of 20 percent of moose
licenses each year to be made from previously unsuccessful applicants; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 97A.431, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Laidig, Anderson, Krentz and Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 3469: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating
money to the metropolitan council for regional trails.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 3470: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; creating a trophy buck license; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, subdivision 2; and 97B.301, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Lessard introduced--

S.F. No. 3471: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; requiring new snowmobiles to have
auxiliary hazard lighting systems; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.821, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3472: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for an alternatives
analysis for the North Star corridor.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Olson, Pariseau, Belanger and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3473: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a property tax exemption for private
aircraft storage hangars on leased land; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 272.01, subdivision 2;
and 273.19, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Berg introduced--

S.F. No. 3474: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for
independent school district No. 771, Chokio-Alberta.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Krentz, Hanson, Scheid, Knutson and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 3475: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the definition of marginal cost pupil
units; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 126C.05, subdivisions 5 and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Johnson, D.H. introduced--

S.F. No. 3476: A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying environmental quality board rules
relating to environmental impact statement requirements for sports or entertainment facilities.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Ring and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 3477: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for permanent
exhibits at the North West Company Fur Post Interpretive Center; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

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

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 3478: A bill for an act relating to the city of Rochester; modifying probationary period rules
for city of Rochester firefighters.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Kiscaden introduced--

S.F. No. 3479: A bill for an act relating to civil service; providing for a probationary period for new
firefighters.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Olson; Murphy; Pariseau; Johnson, D.J. and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 3480: 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 Taxes.

Senator Limmer introduced--

S.F. No. 3481: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting sales to political
subdivisions of a state; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.47; Minnesota Statutes 1999
Supplement, section 297A.25, subdivision 11.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Oliver, Frederickson, Scheid, Krentz and Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 3482: A bill for an act relating to taxation; creating a credit for land donated for conservation
purposes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Limmer, Neuville, Pariseau, Ziegler and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 3483: A bill for an act relating to consumer privacy; enacting the Consumer Privacy
Protection Act; regulating the use of credit cards as identification; requiring consent for the release of
personal information on consumers to third parties; providing for notices regarding information practices;
requiring practices to prevent unauthorized disclosure of information; prohibiting businesses from
requiring unnecessary information; prohibiting requests for information under false pretenses; regulating
the release of personally identifiable information on consumers by interactive services providers;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325F.981, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 325L; and 325M; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325F.981,
subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Knutson, Wiger, Hanson and Scheid introduced--

S.F. No. 3484: A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for
independent school district No. 194, Lakeville.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Piper, Betzold and Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 3485: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying school immunization requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 121A.15, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Olson, Pariseau and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 3486: A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; allowing a credit for prescription drugs;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 290.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Stevens, Metzen, Kierlin, Fischbach and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 3487: A bill for an act relating to state government; providing an income tax checkoff to fund
a program for rewarding state employees whose suggestions improve government efficiency;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 181.932, subdivision 1; and 290.06, by
adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 181.932, subdivision 2; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 465.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Scheid, Solon, Novak, Runbeck and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3488: A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; providing for an equitable adjustment
of certain department of commerce assessments; regulating the lending authority of credit unions;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 46.131, subdivision 3; repealing
Minnesota Rules, part 2675.6141, subpart 1.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Hottinger, Belanger, Murphy, Piper and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 3489: A bill for an act relating to income taxes; increasing the working family credit;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 290.0671, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Johnson, D.E.; Lessard and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 3490: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; creating a crime for driving away from a
gas pump without paying; requiring driver's license suspension for subsequent convictions; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 3491: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting sales of construction materials used to
build a downtown Minneapolis library; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 3492: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; changing the durational limits of
economic development districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 469.176, subdivision 1b.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Janezich and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3493: A bill for an act relating to health; expanding the option to have the director of nursing
serve as the administrator in certain nursing facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement,
section 144A.04, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Janezich and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3494: A bill for an act relating to health; adding an exception to the moratorium on licensing
and certification of new nursing facility beds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
section 144A.071, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Janezich, Stumpf and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 3495: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing for rural job training
grants; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 469.

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

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 3496: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing an agricultural research grants board
supported by a fee to be levied on agricultural cropland; reducing tax rates on certain agricultural
properties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 272.02, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41E.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Ring, Higgins and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 3497: A bill for an act relating to local government; the town of Wyoming and the city of
Chisago City; exempting the town and the city from a limitation on the duration of reimbursement paid to
the town for orderly annexed property.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 3498: A bill for an act relating to human services; increasing the property-related per diem for
a nursing facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Johnson, D.H. introduced--

S.F. No. 3499: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; providing funding for the historic
Grimm farm program/support facility; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3500: A bill for an act relating to reemployment compensation; providing additional benefits
for certain individuals on layoff from a certain employer; providing an exemption from certain
requirements.

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

Senators Samuelson, Janezich and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 3501: A bill for an act relating to employment; increasing the allocation of funding for support
services under the dislocated worker program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section
268.98, subdivision 3.

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

Senators Sams and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3502: A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the per capita payment for
county-based purchasing; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256B.692, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 3503: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating wastewater funding for
the city of New York Mills; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Pogemiller, Robertson and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 3504: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to construct a
new Guthrie theater in the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Olson; Wiener; Kelley, S.P.; Oliver and Ziegler introduced--

S.F. No. 3505: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to improve the
Gillette children's hospital in Ramsey county; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Novak and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 3506: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing a property tax exemption for leased land
on which private noncommercial aircraft storage hangars are located; providing for property tax
classification of the noncommercial aircraft storage hangars; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
272.01, subdivision 2; and 273.19, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 273.13,
subdivision 24.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Novak and Krentz introduced--

S.F. No. 3507: A bill for an act relating to taxes; sales and use tax; expanding the purposes for which
nonprofit groups may make tax exempt purchases; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25,
subdivision 16.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 3508: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; exempting class I compost from the definition of
a soil amendment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 18C.005, subdivision 33.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senator Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 3509: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the solid waste management tax rates;
providing an automatic adjustment for future years if collections exceed a certain amount; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 297H.02, subdivision 2; 297H.03, subdivision 2; 297H.04, subdivision
2; 297H.13, subdivision 4; and Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 297H.05;

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Larson and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 3510: A bill for an act relating to taxes; levy limits; adding a special levy and providing for
levy limit adjustments; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 275.72, subdivision 3; and Minnesota
Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 275.70, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Ranum and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 3511: A resolution memorializing Congress to direct the Federal Aviation Administration to
release revenue from airport impact zone bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Junge introduced--

S.F. No. 3512: A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing an increased levy limit base for the city
of Robbinsdale.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Laidig, Price, Dille, Vickerman and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 3513: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing provisions of the fertilizer law
covering phosphorus plant food in certain counties; clarifying certain adulteration factors; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 18C.005, by adding a subdivision; 18C.201, by adding a subdivision;
18C.231, subdivision 2; and 18D.315, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18C.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senator Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 3514: A bill for an act relating to retirement; Minneapolis employees retirement fund;
authorizing the purchase of service credit for a period of prior temporary employment.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Dille introduced--

S.F. No. 3515: A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school
district No. 111, Watertown-Mayer.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3516: A bill for an act relating to child care; directing the commissioner of the department of
children, families, and learning to request a waiver from federal law.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Scheid, Murphy, Terwilliger and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 3517: A bill for an act relating to professions; increasing licensing fees of the board of
architecture engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design;
enhancing enforcement activities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 326.105.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Spear introduced--

S.F. No. 3518: A bill for an act relating to nursing homes; allowing an exception for replacement beds;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144A.071, subdivision 4a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ring and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 3519: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a criminal background check for
nonlicensed individuals paid to provide classroom instruction; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999
Supplement, section 123B.03, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Ring, Price, Hottinger and Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 3520: A bill for an act relating to special assessments; providing that the notice to property
owners before an improvement is ordered contains an estimate of the amount proposed to be assessed
against each property owner; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 429.031, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Ring, Frederickson, Laidig, Anderson and Kelley, S.P. introduced--

S.F. No. 3521: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring an annual environmental report
to the public; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.011.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 3522: A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a grant program to provide
shelter and counseling for homeless, runaway, or thrown-away youth at risk of being prostituted or
presently being used in prostitution; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 260B.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Junge and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 3523: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for charter school districts; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Sams and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3524: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying the general education revenue isolation
index; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 3525: A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing alternative rate-setting
methodologies for day training and habilitation vendors; appropriating money; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 252.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Ziegler, Neuville, Kierlin, Lesewski and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 3526: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying adjusted pupil units; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 126C.05, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3527: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for the Northland Learning
Center.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3528: A bill for an act relating to higher education; capital improvements; Minnesota state
colleges and universities; modifying board of trustees debt service requirement on certain projects;
amending Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 3, subdivision 29.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lessard and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3529: A bill for an act relating to reemployment insurance; excluding smokechasers from the
definition of noncovered employment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 268.035,
subdivision 20.

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

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

S.F. No. 3530: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the crime-related costs levy; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 126C.44.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 3531: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; clarifying the scope of the community
notification law; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 244.052, as amended; and 244.10,
subdivision 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 3532: A bill for an act relating to courts; modifying provisions dealing with appointment of
chief judges; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 484.69, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 484.69, subdivision 1a.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Kelly, R.C.; Higgins and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 3533: A bill for an act relating to claims against the state; providing for payment of various
claims; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 3534: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for student scholarships and teacher
stipends under the advanced placement and international baccalaureate program; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 120B.13, by adding subdivisions.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Higgins and Spear introduced--

S.F. No. 3535: A bill for an act relating to higher education; capital improvements; appropriating
money to the Minnesota state colleges and universities for projects at Minneapolis community and
technical college.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Kierlin, Larson and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 3536: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing taxing authorities to provide
information on the Internet in lieu of conducting truth-in-taxation hearings; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, section 275.065, subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement,
section 275.065, subdivision 5a.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Ziegler, Sams, Langseth, Dille and Lesewski introduced--

S.F. No. 3537: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money for
rural finance authority programs.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Johnson, D.H.; Janezich; Novak; Anderson and Runbeck introduced--

S.F. No. 3538: A bill for an act relating to employment; providing funding for employment support
services for persons with mental disabilities; appropriating money.

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

Senators Junge, Neuville and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3539: A bill for an act relating to state government; regulating the recovery of costs and
attorney fees from the state of Minnesota; conforming certain provisions of state law to analogous federal
law; clarifying existing law; establishing specific procedures for application of fees; correcting
miscellaneous noncontroversial oversights, inconsistencies, ambiguities, and technical errors; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 15.471, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, and by adding subdivisions; and 15.472;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 15.471, subdivision 8.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 3540: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the criteria necessary to
establish an area learning center; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123A.05, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Janezich, Piper, Novak, Anderson and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 3541: A bill for an act relating to employment; creating a voluntary paid parental leave
program; providing for wage reimbursement; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
181.

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

Senator Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 3542: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing Springfield to authorize a holder of an
on-sale intoxicating liquor license issued by the city to dispense intoxicating liquor at an event on
December 31, 2000, and January 1, 2001, at a facility owned by the city.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Marty, Foley, Frederickson, Knutson and Flynn introduced--

S.F. No. 3543: A bill for an act relating to fire safety; requiring the state fire marshal to adopt rules for
fire retardant standards for cigarettes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Cohen; Berglin; Moe, R.D.; Langseth and Day introduced--

S.F. No. 3544: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; removing authority of the governor to
control the sale of state bonds and certificates of indebtedness; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
sections 16A.642, subdivision 1; 16A.67, subdivision 1; and 16A.671, subdivisions 1 and 2; Laws 1984,
chapter 597, section 22; Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 25, subdivisions 1 and 5; Laws 1989, chapter
300, article 1, section 23, subdivision 1; Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 30; Laws 1991, chapter
354, article 11, section 2, subdivision 1; Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 28; Laws 1994, chapter 639,
article 3, section 5; Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 31; Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, article
1, section 14; Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 27; Laws 1997, chapter 246, section 10; Laws 1998,
chapter 404, section 27; Laws 1999, chapter 240, article 1, section 13; and Laws 1999, chapter 240, article
2, section 16.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Solon, Berglin and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3545: A bill for an act relating to child placement; reimbursing the cost of placing an
American Indian child in certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections
260.771, subdivision 4; 260B.331, by adding a subdivision; and 260C.331, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Langseth and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 3546: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing funding for native prairie bank
easements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 3547: A bill for an act relating to taxation; abolishing withholding taxes on wages; providing
for payment of estimated taxes on wages; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 289A.09,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 289A.20, subdivision 2; 289A.31, subdivision 5; 289A.38, subdivision 14; 289A.50,
subdivision 3; 289A.60, subdivision 11; 290.92, subdivisions 1, 2a, 4a, 9, 12, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and
29; and 290.9201, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 289A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 270B.06, subdivision 3; 289A.63, subdivision 5; 290.92,
subdivisions 3, 5, 5a, 10, 16, 19, 22, and 30.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 3548: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting cities that receive no local government
aid from levy limits; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 275.70, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 3549: A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the residential hospice program
requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144A.48, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 144A.48, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Terwilliger introduced--

S.F. No. 3550: A bill for an act relating to state observances; designating Mighty Eighth Air Force
Week; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Kinkel, Stumpf and Kierlin introduced--

S.F. No. 3551: A bill for an act relating to higher education; revenue bonds; increasing aggregate
principal amount of revenue bonds issued by the board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and
universities; clarifying bond requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136F.98,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Murphy introduced--

S.F. No. 3552: A bill for an act relating to higher education; giving the board of trustees of the
Minnesota state colleges and universities certain authority with respect to property transactions,
construction, repairs, and improvements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 136F.36,
subdivisions 1, 3, and by adding a subdivision; 136F.60, subdivision 1, and by adding subdivisions; and
136F.64, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 3553: A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for nonissuance of license plates or
tabs because of delinquent traffic fines or nonpayment of certain judgments; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.95; and 169.99, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 168; and 169.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Scheevel, Janezich, Runbeck and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 3554: A bill for an act relating to reemployment compensation; modifying nonprofit
organization provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 268.053, subdivision 1,
and by adding a subdivision.

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

Senators Larson, Belanger, Scheid, Oliver and Metzen introduced--

S.F. No. 3555: A bill for an act relating to government data practices; providing that the workers'
compensation reinsurance association is subject to government data practices requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 79.34, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Runbeck, Neuville, Lesewski and Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 3556: A bill for an act relating to early childhood education; establishing a pilot grant program
for full-day enrichment kindergarten; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Samuelson and Stevens introduced--

S.F. No. 3557: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds and
appropriating money for a wastewater infrastructure fund grant to the Garrison, Kathio, and West Mille
Lacs Lake sanitary sewer district.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Murphy and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 3558: A bill for an act relating to higher education; excepting the Minnesota state colleges and
universities from the selection process administered by the designer selection board; authorizing the board
of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities to use the design-build method of construction;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 16B.33, subdivisions 3 and 3a; and 136F.64, by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Junge and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 3559: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying certain charter school provisions;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 124D.10, subdivisions 3,
4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, and 23; 124D.11, subdivisions 4 and 6; and 126C.05, subdivision 3; Laws 1999, chapter
241, article 5, section 18, subdivisions 5 and 6.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 3560: A bill for an act relating to retirement; expanding rights to extended leaves of absence to
certain teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 122A.46, subdivision 1, and by adding a
subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Olson, Ziegler and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 3561: A bill for an act relating to education; codifying the state high school graduation rule on
the profile of learning; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 120B.02; 122A.09,
subdivision 4; 126C.10, subdivision 14; and 290.0674, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 120B.03, subdivision 1;
Minnesota Rules, parts 3501.0300; 3501.0310; 3501.0320; 3501.0330; 3501.0340; 3501.0350; 3501.0360;
3501.0370; 3501.0380; 3501.0390; 3501.0400; 3501.0410; 3501.0420; 3501.0430; 3501.0440; 3501.0441;
3501.0442; 3501.0443; 3501.0444; 3501.0445; 3501.0446; 3501.0447; 3501.0448; 3501.0449; 3501.0450;
3501.0460; 3501.0461; 3501.0462; 3501.0463; 3501.0464; 3501.0465; 3501.0466; 3501.0467; 3501.0468;
and 3501.0469.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lessard, Stumpf and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 3562: A bill for an act relating to the legislature; authorizing a legislative commission on
Minnesota-Ontario matters; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 3.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Robling, Ziegler, Terwilliger and Ring introduced--

S.F. No. 3563: A bill for an act relating to child care licensing; allowing churches or religious
organizations to operate child care programs under the rules governing family day care or group family
day care; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 245A.14, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Scheid, Janezich and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3564: A bill for an act relating to education; altering implementation of the profile of learning;
requiring a report on graduation standards; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 120B.03,
subdivision 1, and by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 3501.0370, subpart 4.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 3565: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing commissioner of public
safety to conduct pilot program using photographic evidence for enforcement of traffic signal laws;
appropriating money; providing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.06, by adding
a subdivision; and 171.12, subdivision 6.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Foley introduced--

S.F. No. 3566: A bill for an act relating to crime prevention; clarifying that the criminal code penalty
for failure to pay over state funds includes within its scope the failure to remit a tax; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 289A.63, subdivision 1; and 609.445.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Olson and Frederickson introduced--

S.F. No. 3567: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for aid for special education costs of
students who open enroll; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 125A.79 by
adding a subdivision; Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, subdivision 14.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Olson, Kiscaden, Pappas, Neuville and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3568: A bill for an act relating to education; providing for an intensive English language
program for pupils of limited English proficiency; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.59,
subdivision 8, and by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
124D.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Olson, Hanson, Runbeck and Neuville introduced--

S.F. No. 3569: A bill for an act relating to education; requiring legislative approval of contracts and
agreements with federal agencies, including the department of education, and with nongovernmental
organizations; allowing 8th and 9th grade students to elect to take the state's basic skills test in writing;
limiting curriculum and instruction on career choices to 9th through 12th grade students; restricting
participation in school-to-work and vocational education programs; requiring students to receive a passing
score on the state's reading, writing, and mathematics basic skills tests before participating in
post-secondary enrollment options, school-to-work and vocational education programs; requiring
school-to-work and vocational education program curricula to include vocational and academic training;
repealing the lifework development plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 120A.22,
subdivision 9; 124D.38, subdivision 5; and 124D.49, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement,
section 120B.02; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 15; and 124D; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 120B.04; and 124D.46, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Robertson, Ranum, Krentz, Knutson and Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 3570: A bill for an act relating to education; modifying special education base revenue;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 125A.76, subdivision 2;
Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, subdivision 11.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

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

S.F. No. 3571: A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring decentralization of state
government; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Marty, Anderson and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 3572: A bill for an act relating to environment; banning the sale and use of chromated copper
arsenate and products containing chromated copper arsenate; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 116.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Langseth, Krentz and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 3573: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; increasing the flood hazard grant level for
flood hazard mitigation projects in the Red river basin that are subject to a mediation agreement; providing
funding for flood hazard mitigation; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 103F.161, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senators Lourey and Johnson, D.J. introduced--

S.F. No. 3574: A bill for an act relating to natural resources; authorizing the commissioner of natural
resources to use snowmobile grant-in-aid funds to reimburse eligible recipients for certain snowmobile
trail grooming equipment expenses.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 3575: A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing supplemental funding for the state
meat inspection program; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senator Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3576: A bill for an act relating to human services; classifying semi-independent living services
costs as remedial care costs; providing group residential housing payments for certain recipients of
semi-independent living services; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 252.275, by adding a
subdivision; 256I.03, subdivision 3; and 256I.04, subdivisions 1 and 2a.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Murphy, Betzold, Day, Metzen and Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 3577: A bill for an act relating to veterans homes; authorizing certain homeless and disabled
veterans programs at the Minneapolis and Hastings veterans homes; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 198.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Stevens, Wiener and Fischbach introduced--

S.F. No. 3578: A bill for an act relating to courts; removing appellate jurisdiction from district courts
after statutory appeal period; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 484.01, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Berglin; Johnson, D.E.; Janezich and Marty introduced--

S.F. No. 3579: A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human
services to place individual names on graves at regional treatment center cemeteries; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 3580: A bill for an act relating to crime; amending the definition of harassment; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.748, subdivisions 1, 3, 3a, and 4.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

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

S.F. No. 3581: A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing the city of Duluth to issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license to the Lake Superior Center Authority.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Janezich, Ourada, Vickerman and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 3582: A resolution urging federal rejection of the merger of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe
and Canadian National Railroads.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.