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HF 186

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 01/15/2015 01:52pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; sales and use tax; amending allocation requirements
for the metropolitan area transportation sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes
2014, section 297A.992, subdivision 6.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.992, subdivision 6, is amended to
read:


Subd. 6.

Allocation new text beginand use new text endof grant awards.

(a) The board must allocate grant
awards only for the following transit purposes:

(i) capital improvements to transitways, including, but not limited to, commuter rail
rolling stock, light rail vehicles, and transitway buses;

(ii) capital costs for park-and-ride facilities, as defined in section 174.256,
subdivision 2;

(iii) feasibility studies, planning, alternatives analyses, environmental studies,
engineering, property acquisition for transitway purposes, and construction of transitways;
and

(iv) operating assistance for transitways.

(b) The joint powers board must annually award grants to each minimum guarantee
county in an amount no less than the amount of sales tax revenue collected within that
county.

new text begin (c) The joint powers board must annually award grants in an amount totaling no
less than 40 percent of sales tax revenue collected for the year for projects in Dakota,
Ramsey, or Washington County.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end No more than 1.25 percent of the total awards may be annually allocated
for planning, studies, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of pedestrian
programs and bicycle programs and pathways.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to grant awards for calendar year 2016 and after.
new text end