State of Minnesota


Eighty-First Legislature


SENATE AGENDA


Seventy-Eighth Day


Monday, February 28, 2000


10:30 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 Higgins and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 3583: A bill for an act relating to animals; changing disposition of certain animals; providing
for preservation of certain evidence; changing regulation of dangerous dogs; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 343.12; 343.235, subdivisions 1 and 3; 347.50; 347.51; 347.52; 347.53; 347.54,
subdivisions 1 and 2; and 347.55; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 343; and
347; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 347.54, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Ourada, Lessard and Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 3584: A bill for an act relating to drainage and water management; allowing transfer of a
public drainage system to a water management authority; defining water management authority; amending
Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 103E.005, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Senators Novak, Marty and Ourada introduced--

S.F. No. 3585: A bill for an act relating to state government; clarifying that certain ethical requirements
apply to constitutional officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 43A.38, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Pariseau, Samuelson, Ring and Vickerman introduced--

S.F. No. 3586: A bill for an act relating to game and fish; permitting angling with a lighted fishing lure;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97C.335.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 3587: A bill for an act relating to the state flag; creating a legislative commission to study the
design of the state flag.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Kiscaden, Knutson, Limmer and Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 3588: A bill for an act relating to data practices; requiring the development of a model online
privacy notice; providing an Internet privacy policy for state and local governments; restricting the release
of personal information; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E; proposing
coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Scheid, Janezich and Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 3589: A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting construction materials
used for qualified low-income housing projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.25, by
adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

S.F. No. 3590: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money to independent school
district Nos. 595, East Grand Forks, and 2854, Ada-Borup, for interest paid on flood loans.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Moe, R.D. introduced--

S.F. No. 3591: A bill for an act relating to education finance; enhancing equity by adding a small
school enhanced equity revenue component to general education revenue; 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 Langseth; Johnson, D.E. and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 3592: A bill for an act relating to higher education; capital improvements; authorizing
spending by the Minnesota state colleges and universities to acquire and improve public land and
buildings; authorizing the lease of land at the Minnesota west community and technical college; amending
Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 3, subdivision 24.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Lessard, Langseth, Murphy, Sams and Hanson introduced--

S.F. No. 3593: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; requiring strobe lights on school buses
purchased after December 31, 2000; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.442, subdivision 5;
and 169.4503, subdivision 16.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 3594: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to improve the
Fair Ridge trail in Renville county; authorizing state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Johnson, D.E. introduced--

S.F. No. 3595: A bill for an act relating to real estate; continuing a certain exemption on a certain land
exchange.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 3596: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating
money for air conditioning infrastructure for publicly owned high rise residences housing low-income
elderly and disabled persons.

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

Senators Wiger; Vickerman; Kelly, R.C.; Langseth and Knutson introduced--

S.F. No. 3597: A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing a subtraction for
personal and dependent exemptions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 290.01,
subdivision 19b.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Kinkel, Stumpf, Murphy, Kleis and Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 3598: A bill for an act relating to higher education; modifying student grant provisions for
students attending less than full time; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 136A.121, subdivision
6, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

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

S.F. No. 3599: A bill for an act relating to economic development; providing funding for the natural
resources research institute; appropriating money.

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

Senators Ranum, Berglin and Cohen introduced--

S.F. No. 3600: A bill for an act relating to public expenditures; prohibiting the use of public funds to
pay for airline tickets for flights landing or taking off during nighttime hours; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Hanson, Janezich and Lourey introduced--

S.F. No. 3601: A bill for an act relating to early education; providing funding for early childhood
family education programs; transferring TANF funds to the department of children, families, and learning;
appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Pogemiller, Robertson, Pappas, Neuville and Price introduced--

S.F. No. 3602: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and
to better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature with certain
conditions; canceling certain earlier appropriations and reducing certain earlier bond authorization;
authorizing state bonds; appropriating money.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Runbeck, Limmer, Day and Belanger introduced--

S.F. No. 3603: A bill for an act relating to transportation; prohibiting the commissioner of
transportation from applying for any federal funds for the Hiawatha Avenue light rail transit project other
than federal funds that may be used only for transit capital projects; amending Laws 1999, chapter 240,
article 1, section 9, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senators Runbeck, Belanger, Oliver, Olson and Robertson introduced--

S.F. No. 3604: A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing individual income tax rates; providing an
exclusion for long-term capital gains; expanding income tax brackets for married taxpayers filing jointly;
repealing the marriage penalty credit; reducing property tax class rates on commercial-industrial property
and on certain apartments; increasing the educational homestead credit; creating a MinnesotaCare
subsidized health insurance account; repealing the premium tax and the MinnesotaCare provider tax;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 60A.15, subdivision 1; 62J.041, subdivision 1; 62Q.095,
subdivision 6; 144.1494, subdivision 1; 144.1495, subdivision 2; 144.1496, subdivision 1; 214.16,
subdivisions 2 and 3; 256L.02, subdivisions 3 and 4; and 270B.01, subdivision 8; Minnesota Statutes 1999
Supplement, sections 270B.14, subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivisions 24 and 25; 273.1382, subdivision 1a;
290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.06, subdivisions 2c and 2d; 290.091, subdivisions 1, 2, and 6; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
16A.724; 16A.76; 62T.10; 144.1484, subdivision 2; 295.50, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 3, 6, 6a, 7, 9b, 9c, 10a,
10b, 12b, 13, 14, and 15; 295.51; 295.52, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 4a, and 6; 295.53, subdivisions 2, 3,
and 4; 295.54; 295.55, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7; 295.56; 295.57, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; 295.58;
295.581; 295.582; and 295.59; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 13.99, subdivision 86b;
290.0675; 295.50, subdivision 4; 295.52, subdivisions 5 and 7; 295.53, subdivision 1; 295.55, subdivisions
2 and 3; and 295.57, subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Flynn, Pogemiller, Spear, Berglin and Ranum introduced--

S.F. No. 3605: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; authorizing the establishment of a
redevelopment tax increment financing district to finance the capital costs of constructing the Minneapolis
central library.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

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

S.F. No. 3606: A bill for an act relating to taxation; conforming to federal treatment of S corporations
for financial institutions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 290.9725; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 290.06, subdivision 26; and 290.9726, subdivision 7.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 3607: A bill for an act relating to education; limiting the time for appeal of a school board
decision not to sponsor a charter school; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 124D.10,
subdivision 4.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Hottinger introduced--

S.F. No. 3608: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for regional
public safety training facilities; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senator Wiger introduced--

S.F. No. 3609: A bill for an act relating to crime; setting out the expanded alternative elements of the
crime of unlawful interference with a transit operator; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section
609.855, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention.

Senators Robertson and Oliver introduced--

S.F. No. 3610: A bill for an act relating to local and metropolitan government; allowing the city of
Minnetonka to establish a replacement service transit program.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Langseth introduced--

S.F. No. 3611: A bill for an act relating to taxation; exempting certain sales to the department of
transportation from the sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 297A.25,
subdivision 11.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 3612: A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a nursing facility rate adjustment;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Hottinger, Kiscaden, Robertson, Ring and Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 3613: A bill for an act relating to health; requiring certain information to be available;
establishing a toll-free telephone number and Web site; requiring a survey of home visiting services;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16A.76, subdivision 2; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Scheevel introduced--

S.F. No. 3614: A bill for an act relating to tax increment financing; city of Fountain; extending a tax
increment financing district.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Larson and Ziegler introduced--

S.F. No. 3615: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing issuance of bonds;
appropriating money to help abate crop depredation by Canada geese.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Wiener introduced--

S.F. No. 3616: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing state aid for early childhood family
education; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 124D.135,
subdivision 1; Laws 1999, chapter 205, article 1, section 71, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

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

S.F. No. 3617: A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to create the
Minnesota Shubert arts and education center; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senator Solon introduced--

S.F. No. 3618: A bill for an act relating to alcoholic beverages; providing that certain establishments in
which wine is made for personal or family use only are not required to be licensed; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Lourey; Ring; Johnson, D.E. and Kleis introduced--

S.F. No. 3619: A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the definition of equity
revenue; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 126C.10,
subdivisions 24, 25, and 27; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision
28.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Sams and Larson introduced--

S.F. No. 3620: A bill for an act relating to taxes; levy limits; allowing a special levy for lake
improvement districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 275.70, subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senator Novak introduced--

S.F. No. 3621: A bill for an act relating to local government; prohibiting certain local elected officials
from serving on a city charter commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 410.05,
subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Ourada, Dille and Olson introduced--

S.F. No. 3622: A bill for an act relating to taxation of aggregate material; clarifying the definition of
importer; authorizing Wright county to impose a tax on the production of aggregate materials exported
outside the county; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 298.75, subdivision 1.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senator Berglin introduced--

S.F. No. 3623: A bill for an act relating to human services; excluding income earned by a temporary
census employee for purposes of public assistance eligibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections
256D.06, subdivision 1; 256D.435, subdivision 5; and 256L.01, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 1999
Supplement, sections 256B.056, subdivision 4; 256D.03, subdivision 3; and 256J.21, subdivision 2.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senator Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 3624: A bill for an act relating to the environment; requiring a report to the legislature on
pesticide management.

Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Laidig introduced--

S.F. No. 3625: A bill for an act relating to retirement; providing certain survivor benefits under the
public employees retirement association police and fire fund.

Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans.

Senators Wiener, Lourey, Hottinger, Kiscaden and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3626: A bill for an act relating to insurance; adjusting aspects of eligibility and coverage in the
comprehensive health association; requiring a study of premium rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998,
sections 62E.02, subdivision 13; 62E.08; 62E.13, subdivision 2; 62E.14, subdivision 1; 62E.15, by adding
a subdivision; and 62E.18; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 62E.12.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Pogemiller introduced--

S.F. No. 3627: A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the equalizing factor in the debt
service equalization program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 123B.53,
subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senator Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3628: A bill for an act relating to appropriations; making supplemental appropriations and
reductions; imposing certain conditions; changing certain licensing fees; amending Minnesota Statutes
1998, sections 16A.67, subdivision 5; 16A.6701, subdivision 2; 60H.03, by adding a subdivision;
97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, and 20; 97A.485, subdivision 12; 124D.52, as amended;
124D.53, as amended; 181A.12, subdivision 1; 246.18, subdivision 7; and 349A.10, subdivision 5;
Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 124D.11, subdivision 4; 241.272, subdivision 6; and
256.019; Laws 1999, chapters 205, article 1, section 71, subdivision 3; article 4, section 12, subdivision 5;
216, article 1, section 19; 241, article 10, section 5, subdivision 4; and 250, article 1, section 12,
subdivision 5.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lourey and Samuelson introduced--

S.F. No. 3629: A bill for an act relating to health; permitting small employers to purchase coverage
under the MinnesotaCare program for eligible employees; repealing the small employer alternative health
benefit plan pilot project; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256L; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 62L.055.

Referred to the Committee on Health and Family Security.

Senators Lourey, Janezich and Higgins introduced--

S.F. No. 3630: A bill for an act relating to education; appropriating money for family service
collaboratives.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Terwilliger and Piper introduced--

S.F. No. 3631: A bill for an act relating to children; appropriating money to support the Kids Capacity
Initiative; requiring a report.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

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

S.F. No. 3632: A bill for an act relating to professions; codifying the board of electricity's rules on
electrical inspection fees; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326; repealing
Minnesota Rules, part 3800.3810.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senators Janezich and Pappas introduced--

S.F. No. 3633: A bill for an act relating to children; continuing the citizenship promotion program;
appropriating money for the citizen promotion program; repealing Laws 1997, chapter 162, article 2,
section 32.

Referred to the Committee on Children, Families and Learning.

Senators Wiger, Price and Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 3634: A bill for an act relating to communications; modifying, clarifying, and recodifying
cable and modem communications provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 272.01,
subdivision 3; and 473.129, subdivision 6; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 297A.25,
subdivision 11; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 238A; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 1998, sections 238.01; 238.02; 238.03; 238.08; 238.081; 238.082; 238.083; 238.084; 238.086;
238.11; 238.12; 238.15; 238.16; 238.17; 238.18; 238.22, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9; 238.23;
238.24; 238.241; 238.242; 238.25; 238.26; 238.27; 238.35; 238.36; 238.37; 238.38; 238.39; 238.40;
238.41; 238.42; and 238.43; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 238.22, subdivision 3.

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

Senator Stumpf introduced--

S.F. No. 3635: A bill for an act relating to taxation; increasing the exemption amount for the individual
alternative minimum tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.091, subdivision 3.

Referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Senators Stumpf; Vickerman; Johnson, D.E.; Langseth and Sams introduced--

S.F. No. 3636: A bill for an act relating to education; altering 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 Day introduced--

S.F. No. 3637: A bill for an act relating to elections; specifying residence for voting purposes of certain
students; amending Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 200.031.

Referred to the Committee on Election Laws.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 3638: A bill for an act relating to commerce; prohibiting the sale of genetically engineered
food unless labeled; providing penalties and remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 325F.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 3639: A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring study on changing passenger
vehicle registration tax to reflect fuel efficiency.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Anderson introduced--

S.F. No. 3640: A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing the capitol region watershed district to
exceed levy limits.

Referred to the Committee on Local and Metropolitan Government.

Senators Marty, Belanger, Terwilliger and Janezich introduced--

S.F. No. 3641: A bill for an act relating to transportation; appropriating money for personal rapid
transit systems.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Senator Kelly, R.C. introduced--

S.F. No. 3642: A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; prescribing display period for "Walk" and
"Don't Walk" signals at intersections; clarifying pedestrian right-of-way at intersections; appropriating
money for pedestrian safety awareness campaign; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 169.06,
subdivision 6; and 169.21, subdivisions 2, 3, and by adding a subdivision.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

S.F. No. 3643: A bill for an act relating to housing; authorizing the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to
use certain bonds for smaller units; changing restrictions on use of low-income housing credits by the
cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 474A.047, subdivision 1;
Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 462A.222, subdivision 3.

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

Senators Novak, Runbeck, Higgins, Lesewski and Kinkel introduced--

S.F. No. 3644: A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; modifying indemnity provision;
amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 176.061, subdivision 10.

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