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HF 847

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/12/2015 02:31pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/12/2015

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; establishing the governor's budget for transportation;
appropriating money for transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public
safety activities; establishing a gross receipts motor fuels tax; modifying the
metropolitan area transit sales tax; amending provisions governing transportation
finance; authorizing sale and issuance of trunk highway bonds; requiring
reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 16E.15, subdivision
2; 117.036, subdivisions 2, 4; 161.231; 161.46, subdivision 2; 162.18, by
adding a subdivision; 168.013, subdivision 1a; 168D.06; 169.475, by adding
a subdivision; 296A.11; 296A.12; 296A.16, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 4b,
5; 296A.18, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 297A.99, subdivision 1; 299D.09;
360.024; 360.305, subdivision 4; Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1,
article 1, section 4, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 174; 219; 296A; 297A; 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2014, sections 299E.02; 473.4051, subdivision 2.

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

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text begin SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this act.
new text end

new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 124,683,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 116,842,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 241,525,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin 50,218,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 777,681,000
new text end
new text begin 865,193,000
new text end
new text begin 1,642,874,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 199,214,000
new text end
new text begin 222,347,000
new text end
new text begin 421,561,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 53,239,000
new text end
new text begin 53,974,000
new text end
new text begin 107,213,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 10,428,000
new text end
new text begin 10,449,000
new text end
new text begin 20,877,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,820,186,000
new text end
new text begin 1,983,355,000
new text end
new text begin 3,803,541,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,010,540,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,277,269,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,287,809,000
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginTRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from
the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
indicated for each purpose. The figures "2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that
the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016,
or June 30, 2017, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year" is
fiscal year 2017. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,760,916,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,024,825,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 35,018,000
new text end
new text begin 27,058,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 777,681,000
new text end
new text begin 865,193,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 199,214,000
new text end
new text begin 222,347,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,723,894,000
new text end
new text begin 1,885,118,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Multimodal Systems
new text end

new text begin 64,762,000
new text end
new text begin 56,978,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 32,461,000
new text end
new text begin 24,501,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 7,192,000
new text end
new text begin 7,368,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Aeronautics
new text end
new text begin 36,419,000
new text end
new text begin 26,459,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 9,960,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,350,000
new text end
new text begin 1,350,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin 25,109,000
new text end
new text begin (1) Airport Development and Assistance
new text end
new text begin 19,798,000
new text end
new text begin 19,798,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state
airports fund and must be spent according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for fiscal years 2017
and 2018 is $14,323,000 for each year.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation
is available for five years after the date of
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (2) Aviation Support and Services
new text end
new text begin 6,661,000
new text end
new text begin 6,661,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 5,311,000
new text end
new text begin 5,311,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,350,000
new text end
new text begin 1,350,000
new text end

new text begin $80,000 in each year is from the state airports
fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
new text end

new text begin (3) Airplane Purchase
new text end

new text begin $9,960,000 in fiscal year 2016 is from the
general fund to be used in conjunction with
the proceeds of the sale of existing airplanes
for the replacement of two state airplanes.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Transit
new text end
new text begin 22,543,000
new text end
new text begin 24,567,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 21,745,000
new text end
new text begin 23,745,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 798,000
new text end
new text begin 822,000
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for fiscal years
2018 and 2019 from the general fund is
$27,745,000.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 in each year is from the general
fund for the administrative expenses of the
Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 in each year is from the general fund
for noninfrastructure activities in the safe
routes to school program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.40, subdivision 7a.
new text end

new text begin (c) Passenger Rail
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general
fund for passenger rail system planning,
alternatives analysis, environmental analysis,
design, and preliminary engineering under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to
174.636.
new text end

new text begin (d) Freight
new text end
new text begin 5,300,000
new text end
new text begin 5,452,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 256,000
new text end
new text begin 256,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,044,000
new text end
new text begin 5,196,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Roads
new text end

new text begin 1,654,665,000
new text end
new text begin 1,814,367,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,654,662,000
new text end
new text begin 1,814,364,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Operations and Maintenance
new text end
new text begin 286,159,000
new text end
new text begin 299,764,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Program Planning and Delivery
new text end
new text begin 249,171,000
new text end
new text begin 274,974,000
new text end

new text begin $130,000 in each year is available for
administrative costs of the department's
targeted group business program.
new text end

new text begin $266,000 in each year is available for grants
to metropolitan planning organizations
outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin $75,000 in each year is available for a
transportation research contingent account
to finance research projects that are
reimbursable from the federal government or
from other sources. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin $900,000 in each year is available for
grants for transportation studies outside
the metropolitan area to identify critical
concerns, problems, and issues. These
grants are available (1) to regional
development commissions; (2) in regions
where no regional development commission
is functioning, to joint powers boards
established under agreement of two or
more political subdivisions in the region to
exercise the planning functions of a regional
development commission; and (3) in regions
where no regional development commission
or joint powers board is functioning, to the
department's district office for that region.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in each year is available
for management of contaminated and
regulated material on property owned by
the Department of Transportation, including
mitigation of property conveyances, facility
acquisition or expansion, chemical release at
maintenance facilities, and spills on the trunk
highway system where there is no known
responsible party. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (c) State Road Construction Total
new text end
new text begin 910,328,000
new text end
new text begin 975,628,000
new text end
new text begin (1) Economic Recovery Funds - Federal
Highway Aid
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin To complete projects using funds
made available to the commissioner
of transportation under title XII of the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009, Public Law 111-5 and implemented
under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.36,
subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin (2) State Road Construction
new text end
new text begin 910,328,000
new text end
new text begin 975,628,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin Federal Highway
Aid
new text end
new text begin 455,970,000
new text end
new text begin 462,570,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Taxes
new text end
new text begin 454,358,000
new text end
new text begin 513,058,000
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall
notify the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance of
any significant events that should cause these
estimates to change.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the actual
construction, reconstruction, and
improvement of trunk highways, including
design-build contracts, internal department
costs associated with delivering the
construction program, and consultant usage
to support these activities. This includes the
cost of actual payment to landowners for
lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
relocation expenses.
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation in fiscal years 2018
and 2019 is $975,628,000.
new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in each year is available for
the transportation economic development
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.12. These appropriations are available
until expended.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may expend up to one-half
of one percent of the federal appropriations
under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
industrialization centers and other nonprofit
job training centers for job training programs
related to highway construction.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may transfer up to
$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
revolving loan fund.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may collect receipts for
the partners' share of partnership projects.
These receipts are appropriated to the
commissioner for these projects.
new text end

new text begin (d) Highway Debt Service
new text end
new text begin 203,681,000
new text end
new text begin 258,515,000
new text end

new text begin $194,181,000 the first year and $249,015,000
the second year are for transfer to the state
bond fund. If this appropriation is insufficient
to make all transfers required in the year
for which it is made, the commissioner of
management and budget shall notify the
Committee on Finance of the senate and
the Committee on Ways and Means of the
house of representatives of the amount of the
deficiency and shall then transfer that amount
under the statutory open appropriation. Any
excess appropriation cancels to the trunk
highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (e) Statewide Radio Communications
new text end
new text begin 5,326,000
new text end
new text begin 5,486,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,323,000
new text end
new text begin 5,483,000
new text end

new text begin The general fund appropriation is to equip
and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Local Roads
new text end

new text begin 979,395,000
new text end
new text begin 1,090,040,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 777,681,000
new text end
new text begin 865,193,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 199,214,000
new text end
new text begin 222,347,000
new text end
new text begin (a) County State-aid Roads
new text end
new text begin 777,681,000
new text end
new text begin 865,193,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the county
state-aid highway fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 161.081, and chapter 162,
and is available until spent.
new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the
county state-aid highway fund following
the appropriations and transfers made in
this subdivision, and that the appropriations
made are insufficient for advancing county
state-aid highway projects, an amount
necessary to advance the projects, not to
exceed the balance in the county state-aid
highway fund, is appropriated in each year
to the commissioner. Within two weeks
of a determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation shall notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs
and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning funds
appropriated.
new text end

new text begin (b) Pedestrian, Bike, and Safe Routes to School
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for infrastructure activities in the safe routes
to school program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.40, and grants for other bicycle
and pedestrian infrastructure that encourages
active transportation choices.
new text end

new text begin (c) Municipal State Aid Roads
new text end
new text begin 199,214,000
new text end
new text begin 222,347,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the municipal
state-aid street fund under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 162, and is available until
spent.
new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the
municipal state-aid street fund following the
appropriations and transfers made in this
subdivision, and that the appropriations made
are insufficient for advancing municipal
state-aid street projects, an amount necessary
to advance the projects, not to exceed
the balance in the municipal state-aid
street fund, is appropriated in each year
to the commissioner. Within two weeks
of a determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation shall notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs
and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning funds
appropriated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Agency Management
new text end

new text begin 62,094,000
new text end
new text begin 63,440,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 62,040,000
new text end
new text begin 63,386,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Agency Services
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 43,322,000
new text end
new text begin 44,119,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Tort Claims
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to the commissioner of
transportation. If the appropriation for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (c) Buildings
new text end
new text begin 18,772,000
new text end
new text begin 19,321,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 18,718,000
new text end
new text begin 19,267,000
new text end

new text begin Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for building construction
for any fiscal year before 2016 is available
to the commissioner of transportation
during the biennium to the extent that the
commissioner spends the money on the
building construction projects for which the
money was originally encumbered during the
fiscal year for which it was appropriated.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin With the approval of the commissioner of
management and budget, the commissioner
of transportation may transfer unencumbered
balances among the appropriations from the
trunk highway fund and the state airports
fund made in this section. No transfer
may be made from the appropriation for
state road construction. No transfer may
be made from the appropriations for debt
service to any other appropriation. Transfers
under this subdivision may not be made
between funds. Transfers between programs
must be reported immediately to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall
transfer from the flexible highway account in
the county state-aid highway fund the entire
amount in each year to the county turnback
account in the county state-aid highway
fund. The funds transferred are for highway
turnback purposes under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.081, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Previous State Road Construction
Appropriations
new text end

new text begin Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for state road construction
for any fiscal year before fiscal year 2016
is available to the commissioner during the
biennium to the extent that the commissioner
spends the money on the state road
construction project for which the money
was originally encumbered during the fiscal
year for which it was appropriated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Contingent Appropriation
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation, with
the approval of the governor and the
written approval of at least five members
of a group consisting of the members of
the Legislative Advisory Commission
under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30,
and the ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance, may transfer all or
part of the unappropriated balance in the
trunk highway fund to an appropriation (1)
for trunk highway design, construction, or
inspection in order to take advantage of an
unanticipated receipt of income to the trunk
highway fund or to take advantage of federal
advanced construction funding, (2) for trunk
highway maintenance in order to meet an
emergency, or (3) to pay tort or environmental
claims. Nothing in this subdivision
authorizes the commissioner to increase the
use of federal advanced construction funding
beyond amounts specifically authorized.
Any transfer as a result of the use of federal
advanced construction funding must include
an analysis of the effects on the long-term
trunk highway fund balance. The amount
transferred is appropriated for the purpose of
the account to which it is transferred.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
TRANSIT
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 76,626,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 76,626,000
new text end
new text begin Transit
new text end
new text begin 76,626,000
new text end
new text begin 76,626,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for transit system
operations.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 172,998,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 175,818,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 13,039,000
new text end
new text begin 13,158,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 96,292,000
new text end
new text begin 98,237,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 10,428,000
new text end
new text begin 10,449,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 53,239,000
new text end
new text begin 53,974,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Administration and Related Services
new text end

new text begin 12,787,000
new text end
new text begin 12,889,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 4,967,000
new text end
new text begin 4,974,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 6,435,000
new text end
new text begin 6,530,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 1,385,000
new text end
new text begin 1,385,000
new text end

new text begin $380,000 in each year is from the general
fund for payment of public safety officer
survivor benefits under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.44. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin $1,367,000 in each year is from the general
fund to be deposited in the public safety
officer's benefit account. This money
is available for reimbursements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465.
new text end

new text begin $600,000 in each year is from the general
fund and $100,000 in each year is from the
trunk highway fund for soft body armor
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.38.
new text end

new text begin $792,000 in each year is from the general
fund for transfer by the commissioner of
management and budget to the trunk highway
fund on December 31, 2015, and December
31, 2016, respectively, in order to reimburse
the trunk highway fund for expenses not
related to the fund. These represent amounts
appropriated out of the trunk highway
fund for general fund purposes in the
administration and related services program.
new text end

new text begin $610,000 in each year is from the highway
user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
commissioner of management and budget
to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
2015, and December 31, 2016, respectively,
in order to reimburse the trunk highway
fund for expenses not related to the fund.
These represent amounts appropriated out
of the trunk highway fund for highway
user tax distribution fund purposes in the
administration and related services program.
new text end

new text begin $716,000 in each year is from the highway
user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
commissioner of management and budget to
the general fund on December 31, 2015, and
December 31, 2016, respectively, in order to
reimburse the general fund for expenses not
related to the fund. These represent amounts
appropriated out of the general fund for
operation of the criminal justice data network
related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Patrol
new text end

new text begin 98,289,000
new text end
new text begin 100,261,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 8,072,000
new text end
new text begin 8,184,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 89,410,000
new text end
new text begin 91,249,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 807,000
new text end
new text begin 828,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Patrolling Highways
new text end
new text begin 82,231,000
new text end
new text begin 83,857,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 81,387,000
new text end
new text begin 82,992,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 807,000
new text end
new text begin 828,000
new text end

new text begin $975,000 is appropriated from the trunk
highway fund to the commissioner of public
safety in fiscal year 2016 to purchase a single
engine aircraft for the State Patrol.
new text end

new text begin (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
new text end
new text begin 8,023,000
new text end
new text begin 8,257,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Capitol Security
new text end
new text begin 8,035,000
new text end
new text begin 8,147,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may not (1) spend
any money from the trunk highway fund
for capitol security or (2) permanently
transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
highways activity to capitol security.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Driver and Vehicle Services
new text end

new text begin 60,105,000
new text end
new text begin 60,823,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 8,236,000
new text end
new text begin 8,236,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 51,868,000
new text end
new text begin 52,586,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end

new text begin $59,000 in each year is appropriated from
the vehicle services operating account in
the special revenue fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 1, to
the commissioner of public safety to create
a Data Services Unit within the Division of
Driver and Vehicle Services.
new text end

new text begin $31,000 in each year is appropriated from
the driver services operating account in
the special revenue fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 2, to
the commissioner of public safety to create
a Data Services Unit within the Division of
Driver and Vehicle Services.
new text end

new text begin $1,200,000 in each year is appropriated from
the vehicle services operating account in
the special revenue fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 1, to
the commissioner of public safety to pay for
increased costs incurred to purchase, deliver,
and mail license plates, registration stickers,
and registration notices under Minnesota
Statutes, section 168.381, subdivision 4,
paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Traffic Safety
new text end

new text begin 446,000
new text end
new text begin 457,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Pipeline Safety
new text end

new text begin 1,371,000
new text end
new text begin 1,388,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

BONDING

Section 1. new text beginBOND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the
bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund to the state agencies or officials indicated,
to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as
authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, articles XI and XIV. Unless otherwise specified,
money appropriated in this article for a capital program or project may be used to pay state
agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital program or project in accordance
with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of management and budget.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY
new text end
new text begin Department of Transportation
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000,000
new text end
new text begin Department of Management and Budget
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,002,000,000
new text end
new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Of the appropriation in this section,
$200,000,000 each year for eight years is
to the commissioner of transportation for
the corridors of commerce program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088, and
$100,000,000 each year for four years
is to the commissioner of transportation
for the construction, reconstruction, and
improvement of trunk highways, including
design-build contracts and use of consultants
to support these activities. In total, the
appropriations under this section are
available in the amounts of:
new text end

new text begin $300,000,000 in fiscal year 2016;
new text end

new text begin $300,000,000 in fiscal year 2017;
new text end

new text begin $300,000,000 in fiscal year 2018;
new text end

new text begin $300,000,000 in fiscal year 2019;
new text end

new text begin $200,000,000 in fiscal year 2020;
new text end

new text begin $200,000,000 in fiscal year 2021;
new text end

new text begin $200,000,000 in fiscal year 2022; and
new text end

new text begin $200,000,000 in fiscal year 2023.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount each year for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin (b) In any fiscal year covered by this
appropriation, the commissioner may
identify projects based on previous selection
processes or may perform a new selection.
new text end

new text begin (c) The appropriation in this section cancels
as specified under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642, except that the commissioner of
management and budget shall count the start
of authorization for issuance of state bonds
as the first day of the fiscal year during
which the bonds are available to be issued as
specified under paragraph (a), and not as the
date of enactment of this section.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to the commissioner
of management and budget for bond
sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50,
subdivision 4, and is effective through 2024.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in
the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $2,002,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and
with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and by the
Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts requested
by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest
and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be deposited in the bond
proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

MOTOR FUELS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX

Section 1.

new text begin [296A.085] MOTOR FUELS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Imposition. new text end

new text begin In addition to other taxes imposed on the use of motor
fuels under this chapter, a motor fuels gross receipts tax is imposed on the first licensed
distributor receiving motor fuel for use in motor vehicles. The motor fuels gross receipts
tax is imposed at the rate of six and one-half percent of the average wholesale price of
gasoline for Minnesota as calculated in subdivisions 3 and 4. The motor fuels gross
receipts tax is imposed on all motor fuel, in either a liquid or gaseous form.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Exemptions. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1 does not apply to gasoline, denatured ethanol,
special fuel, or alternative fuel purchased by an entity described in section 296A.07,
subdivision 4, or 296A.08, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Calculation of tax amount per gallon. new text end

new text begin (a) The tax imposed under this
section must be calculated by converting the motor fuels gross receipts tax amount
into a tax rate per gallon. The commissioner of revenue will determine and publish the
motor fuels gross receipts tax amount per gallon annually. The amount is determined by
multiplying the previous calendar year's average wholesale gasoline price for Minnesota,
for all grades of a gallon of gasoline, by six and one-half percent. The wholesale price
used shall not include any tax or fee that can be assessed by the state of Minnesota or the
United States government. The wholesale price published by the United States Energy
Information Administration must be used to determine the motor fuels gross receipts tax
amount per gallon. The minimum average wholesale price to be used for this calculation
is $2.50 per gallon. The motor fuels gross receipts tax amount per gallon will be in effect
for fuel received during a 12-month period from the next July 1 to June 30. By May 1
of each year, the commissioner will publish the upcoming fiscal year's motor fuels gross
receipts tax amounts per gallon and the current gasoline excise tax amount per gallon.
All amounts will be stated in cents per gallon rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a cent,
disregarding amounts less than .05 cents and increasing amounts of .05 cents to .099
cents to the next highest one-tenth of a cent.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the period of October 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, the motor fuels gross
receipts tax amount per gallon of gasoline is six and one-half percent of the greater of
$2.50 or the average wholesale gasoline price for Minnesota, for all grades of a gallon of
gasoline, for calendar year 2014, as published by the United States Energy Information
Administration. The commissioner must publish the rates before August 1, 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Calculation of tax amount per gallon for other motor fuels. new text end

new text begin (a) The
motor fuels gross receipts tax on other motor fuels must be computed at the following
tax rate:
new text end

new text begin (1) the tax rate per gallon of E85 is 71 percent of the motor fuels gross receipts tax
amount per gallon for gasoline, rounded to the nearest tenth of a cent per gallon;
new text end

new text begin (2) the tax rate per gallon of M85 is 57 percent of the motor fuels gross receipts tax
amount per gallon for gasoline, rounded to the nearest tenth of a cent per gallon;
new text end

new text begin (3) the tax rate per gallon of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is 75 percent of the
motor fuels gross receipts tax amount per gallon for gasoline, rounded to the nearest
tenth of a cent per gallon;
new text end

new text begin (4) the tax rate per gallon of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) is 60 percent of the motor
fuels gross receipts tax amount per gallon for gasoline, rounded to the nearest tenth of a
cent per gallon; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the tax rate per thousand cubic feet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is the
same as the motor fuels gross receipts tax amount per gallon of gasoline.
new text end

new text begin (b) The tax rate per gallon of all other special fuel used as a motor fuel is the
same as the motor fuels gross receipts tax amount per gallon of gasoline as specified in
subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative provisions. new text end

new text begin The motor fuels gross receipts tax shall be
paid and filed on a return, as prescribed by the commissioner, in the same manner and time
as prescribed for gasoline tax as set forth in section 296A.15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Deposit of revenues. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall deposit the revenues from
the motor fuels gross receipts tax into the highway user tax distribution fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment,
and applies to motor fuels received after September 30, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.11, is amended to read:


296A.11 SELLER MAY COLLECT TAX.

A person who directly or indirectly pays a gasoline or special fuel tax new text beginor motor fuels
gross receipts tax
new text endas provided in this chapter and who does not in fact use the gasoline or
special fuel in motor vehicles in this state or receive, store, or withdraw it from storage
to be used personally for the purpose of producing or generating power for propelling
aircraft, but sells or otherwise disposes of the same, except as provided in section 296A.16,
subdivision 3
, is hereby authorized to collect, from the person to whom the gasoline or
special fuel is so sold or disposed of, the tax so paid, and is hereby required, upon request,
to make, sign, and deliver to such person an invoice of such sale or disposition. The sums
collected must be held as a special fund in trust for the state of Minnesota.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.12, is amended to read:


296A.12 GASOLINE AND SPECIAL FUEL TAX new text beginAND MOTOR FUELS
GROSS RECEIPTS TAX
new text endIN LIEU OF OTHER TAXES.

Gasoline and special fuel excise taxes new text beginand motor fuels gross receipts tax new text endshall be
in lieu of all other taxes imposed upon the business of selling or dealing in gasoline or
special fuel, whether imposed by the state or by any of its political subdivisions, but are in
addition to all ad valorem taxes now imposed by law. Nothing in this chapter is construed
as prohibiting the governing body of any city of this state from licensing and regulating
deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end new text begina new text endbusiness where its authority is conferred by state law or city charter.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Credit or refund of gasoline or special fuel tax paid.

The
commissioner shall allow the distributor credit or refund of the new text beginexcise and motor fuels
gross receipts
new text endtax paid on gasoline and special fuel:

(1) exported or sold for export from the state, other than in the supply tank of a
motor vehicle or of an aircraft;

(2) sold to the United States government to be used exclusively in performing its
governmental functions and activities or to any "cost plus a fixed fee" contractor employed
by the United States government on any national defense project;

(3) if the fuel is placed in a tank used exclusively for residential heating;

(4) destroyed by accident while in the possession of the distributor;

(5) in error;

(6) in the case of gasoline only, sold for storage in an on-farm bulk storage tank, if
the tax was not collected on the sale; and

(7) in such other cases as the commissioner may permit, consistent with the provisions
of this chapter and other laws relating to the gasoline and special fuel excise taxes.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.16, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fuel used in other vehicle; claim for refund.

Any person who buys and
uses gasoline for a qualifying purpose other than use in motor vehicles, snowmobiles
except as provided in clause (2), or motorboats, or special fuel for a qualifying purpose
other than use in licensed motor vehicles, and who paid the new text beginexcise and motor fuels gross
receipts
new text endtax directly or indirectly through the amount of the tax being included in the price
of the gasoline or special fuel, or otherwise, shall be reimbursed and repaid the amount
of the tax paid upon filing with the commissioner a claim for refund in the form and
manner prescribed by the commissioner, and containing the information the commissioner
shall require. By signing any such claim which is false or fraudulent, the applicant shall
be subject to the penalties provided in this chapter for knowingly making a false claim.
The claim shall set forth the total amount of the gasoline so purchased and used by the
applicant other than in motor vehicles, or special fuel purchased and used by the applicant
other than in licensed motor vehicles, and shall state when and for what purpose it was
used. When a claim contains an error in computation or preparation, the commissioner
is authorized to adjust the claim in accordance with the evidence shown on the claim or
other information available to the commissioner. The commissioner, on being satisfied
that the claimant is entitled to the payments, shall approve the claim and transmit it to the
commissioner of management and budget. The words "gasoline" or "special fuel" as used
in this subdivision do not include aviation gasoline or special fuel for aircraft. Gasoline or
special fuel bought and used for a "qualifying purpose" means:

(1) Gasoline or special fuel used in carrying on a trade or business, used on a farm
situated in Minnesota, and used for a farming purpose. "Farm" and "farming purpose"
have the meanings given them in section 6420(c)(2), (3), and (4) of the Internal Revenue
Code as defined in section 289A.02, subdivision 7.

(2) Gasoline or special fuel used for off-highway business use.

(i) "Off-highway business use" means any use off the public highway by a person in
that person's trade, business, or activity for the production of income.

(ii) Off-highway business use includes use of a passenger snowmobile off the public
highways as part of the operations of a resort as defined in section 157.15, subdivision 11;
and use of gasoline or special fuel to operate a power takeoff unit on a vehicle, but not
including fuel consumed during idling time.

(iii) Off-highway business use does not include use as a fuel in a motor vehicle
which, at the time of use, is registered or is required to be registered for highway use under
the laws of any state or foreign country; or use of a licensed motor vehicle fuel tank in lieu
of a separate storage tank for storing fuel to be used for a qualifying purpose, as defined in
this section. Fuel purchased to be used for a qualifying purpose cannot be placed in the
fuel tank of a licensed motor vehicle and must be stored in a separate supply tank.

(3) Gasoline or special fuel placed in the fuel tanks of new motor vehicles,
manufactured in Minnesota, and shipped by interstate carrier to destinations in other
states or foreign countries.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.16, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Destruction by accident; refund to dealer.

Notwithstanding the
provisions of subdivision 1, the commissioner shall allow a dealer a refund of:

(1) the new text beginexcise and motor fuels gross receipts new text endtax paid by the distributor on gasoline,
undyed diesel fuel, or undyed kerosene destroyed by accident while in the possession of
the dealer; or

(2) the new text beginexcise and motor fuels gross receipts new text endtax paid by a distributor or special fuels
dealer on other special fuels destroyed by accident while in the possession of the dealer.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.16, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Refrigerator units; refunds.

Notwithstanding the provisions of
subdivision 1, the commissioner shall allow a special fuel dealer a refund of the new text beginexcise and
motor fuels gross receipts
new text endtax paid on fuel sold directly into a supply tank of a refrigeration
unit with a separate engine and used exclusively by that refrigeration unit. A claim for
refund may be filed as provided in this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.16, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Undyed kerosene; refunds.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the
commissioner shall allow a refund of the new text beginexcise and motor fuels gross receipts new text endtax paid
on undyed kerosene used exclusively for a purpose other than as fuel for a motor vehicle
using the streets and highways. To obtain a refund, the person making the sale to an end
user must meet the Internal Revenue Service requirements for sales from a blocked pump.
A claim for a refund may be filed as provided in this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.16, subdivision 4b, is amended to read:


Subd. 4b.

Racing gasoline; refunds.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the
commissioner shall allow a licensed distributor a refund of the new text beginexcise and motor fuels
gross receipts
new text endtax paid on leaded gasoline of 110 octane or more that does not meet ASTM
specification D4814 for gasoline and that is sold in bulk for use in nonregistered motor
vehicles. A claim for a refund may be filed as provided for in this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.16, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Qualifying service station credit.

Notwithstanding any other provision of
law to the contrary, the new text begincombined excise and motor fuels gross receipts new text endtax imposed on
gasoline, undyed diesel fuel, or undyed kerosene delivered to a qualified service station
may not exceed, or must be reduced to, a rate not more than three cents per gallon above
the state tax rate imposed on such products sold by a service station in a contiguous state
located within the distance indicated in this subdivision. A distributor shall be allowed a
credit or refund for the amount of reduction computed in accordance with this subdivision.
For purposes of this subdivision, a "qualifying service station" means a service station
located within 7.5 miles, measured by the shortest route by public road, from a service
station selling like product in the contiguous state.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.18, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Motorboat.

Approximately 1-1/2 percent of all gasoline received in this
state and 1-1/2 percent of all gasoline produced or brought into this state, except gasoline
used for aviation purposes, is being used as fuel for the operation of motorboats on the
waters of this state and of the total revenue derived from the imposition of the gasoline
fuel tax new text beginand motor fuels gross receipts tax on gasoline new text endfor uses other than for aviation
purposes, 1-1/2 percent of the revenue is the amount of tax on fuel used in motorboats
operated on the waters of this state. The amount of unrefunded tax paid on gasoline used
for motor boat purposes as computed in this chapter shall be paid into the state treasury
and credited to a water recreation account in the special revenue fund for acquisition,
development, maintenance, and rehabilitation of sites for public access and boating
facilities on public waters; lake and river improvement; and boat and water safety.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Snowmobile.

Approximately one percent of all gasoline received in and
produced or brought into this state, except gasoline used for aviation purposes, is being
used as fuel for the operation of snowmobiles in this state, and of the total revenue derived
from the imposition of the gasoline fuel tax new text beginand motor fuels gross receipts tax on gasoline
new text endfor uses other than for aviation purposes, one percent of such revenues is the amount of
tax on fuel used in snowmobiles operated in this state.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.18, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

All-terrain vehicle.

Approximately 0.27 of one percent of all gasoline
received in or produced or brought into this state, except gasoline used for aviation
purposes, is being used for the operation of all-terrain vehicles in this state, and of the
total revenue derived from the imposition of the gasoline fuel taxnew text begin and motor fuels gross
receipts tax on gasoline
new text end, 0.27 of one percent is the amount of tax on fuel used in all-terrain
vehicles operated in this state.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.18, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Off-highway motorcycles.

Approximately 0.046 of one percent of
all gasoline received or produced in or brought into this state, except gasoline used for
aviation purposes, is being used for the operation of off-highway motorcycles in this state,
and of the total revenue derived from the imposition of the gasoline fuel tax new text beginand motor
fuels gross receipts tax on gasoline
new text endfor uses other than for aviation purposes, 0.046 of one
percent is the amount of tax on fuel used in off-highway motorcycles operated in this state.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.18, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Off-road vehicle.

Approximately 0.164 of one percent of all gasoline
received or produced in or brought into this state, except gasoline used for aviation
purposes, is being used for the off-road operation of off-road vehicles, as defined in
section 84.797, in this state, and of the total revenue derived from the imposition of the
gasoline fuel tax new text beginand motor fuels gross receipts tax on gasoline new text endfor uses other than aviation
purposes, 0.164 of one percent is the amount of tax on fuel used for off-road operation
of off-road vehicles in this state.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 296A.18, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Forest road.

Approximately 0.116 percent of the total annual unrefunded
revenue from the gasoline fuel tax new text beginand motor fuels gross receipts tax new text endon all gasoline and
special fuel received in, produced, or brought into this state, except gasoline and special
fuel used for aviation purposes, is derived from the operation of motor vehicles on state
forest roads and county forest access roads. This revenue, together with interest and
penalties for delinquency in payment, paid or collected pursuant to the provisions of
this chapter, is appropriated from the highway user tax distribution fund and must be
transferred and credited in equal installments on July 1 and January 1 to the state forest
road account established in section 89.70. Of this amount, 0.0605 percent is annually
derived from motor vehicles operated on state forest roads and 0.0555 percent is annually
derived from motor vehicles operated on county forest access roads in this state. An
amount equal to 0.0555 percent of the unrefunded revenue must be annually transferred to
counties for the management and maintenance of county forest roads.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT SALES AND USE TAX

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.99, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authorization; scope.

(a) A political subdivision of this state may
impose a general sales tax (1) under section 297A.992, (2)new text begin under section 297A.9925, (3)new text end
under section 297A.993, deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end if permitted by special law, or deleted text begin(4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end if the political
subdivision enacted and imposed the tax before January 1, 1982, and its predecessor
provision.

(b) This section governs the imposition of a general sales tax by the political
subdivision. The provisions of this section preempt the provisions of any special law:

(1) enacted before June 2, 1997, or

(2) enacted on or after June 2, 1997, that does not explicitly exempt the special law
provision from this section's rules by reference.

(c) This section does not apply to or preempt a sales tax on motor vehicles or a
special excise tax on motor vehicles.

(d) A political subdivision may not advertise or expend funds for the promotion of a
referendum to support imposing a local option sales tax.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (d), a political subdivision may expend funds to:

(1) conduct the referendum;

(2) disseminate information included in the resolution adopted under subdivision 2;

(3) provide notice of, and conduct public forums at which proponents and opponents
on the merits of the referendum are given equal time to express their opinions on the
merits of the referendum;

(4) provide facts and data on the impact of the proposed sales tax on consumer
purchases; and

(5) provide facts and data related to the programs and projects to be funded with
the sales tax.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
September 30, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [297A.9925] METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT SALES AND USE
TAX; RATE; IMPOSITION; USES; PRIORITIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the following meanings:
new text end

new text begin (1) "metropolitan area" or "area" has the meaning defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (2) "Metropolitan Council" or "council" means the Metropolitan Council established
by section 473.123; and
new text end

new text begin (3) "local governmental unit" means any county, city, town, school district, special
district, or other political subdivisions or public corporation, other than the council or a
metropolitan agency, lying in whole or in part within the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan area transit sales tax imposition; rate. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding
section 297A.99, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, 477A.016, or any other law, a metropolitan area
transit sales and use tax is imposed at a rate of one-half of one percent on retail sales and
uses taxable under this chapter occurring within the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administration; collection; enforcement. new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided
in this section, the provisions of section 297A.99, subdivisions 4 and 6 to 12a, govern the
administration, collection, and enforcement of the tax authorized under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Uses; consistency with transportation policy plan. new text end

new text begin (a) The Metropolitan
Council shall utilize the proceeds of the metropolitan area transit sales and use tax imposed
under subdivision 2 for transit purposes within the metropolitan area. This may include,
but is not limited to, transit operations, capital improvements, design, engineering and
environmental work, acquisition of real property, transit planning and feasibility studies,
and to provide grants to local governmental units for transit purposes or for bicycle and
pedestrian projects as specified in subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin (b) Projects funded with the metropolitan area transit sales and use tax proceeds
must be consistent with the long-range transportation policy plan adopted by the council
under section 473.146.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Priorities. new text end

new text begin (a) The council shall allocate revenues from the taxes imposed
under this section in accordance with the transit system development and financial plan
required under section 473.1462, and in conformance with the following priority order:
new text end

new text begin (1) payment of debt service necessary on bonds or other obligations issued under
subdivision 6;
new text end

new text begin (2) operating and capital costs to preserve existing bus services that are in
conformance with regional transit performance standards as specified in the council's
transportation policy plan;
new text end

new text begin (3) 100 percent of the net operating costs of existing arterial bus rapid transit lines
and 50 percent of the net operating costs of other existing transitways;
new text end

new text begin (4) grants required under paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (5) operating and capital costs for the expansion and modernization of regional bus
services, including replacement services provided under section 473.388, in accordance
with the regional service improvement plan adopted by the council;
new text end

new text begin (6) operating and capital costs for expansion and improvement of regional
transitways; and
new text end

new text begin (7) any other costs payable in accordance with subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin (b) After accounting for the amounts necessary for paragraph (a), clauses (1) , (2),
and (3), the council shall make five percent of the remaining revenues available through
grants to local units of government within the metropolitan area for bicycle and pedestrian
projects. The council shall establish a grant program, criteria, and oversight procedures
for regional bicycle and pedestrian project grants on at least a biennial schedule.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Revenue bonds. new text end

new text begin (a) In addition to other authority granted in this section,
the council may, by resolution, authorize the issuance and sale of revenue bonds, notes,
or other obligations to provide funds to implement the council's regional transit system
development and financial plan and to refund bonds issued under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) The bonds shall be payable from and secured by a pledge of the revenues
identified in the transit system development and financial plan, including without
limitation all or any part of revenues received from the metropolitan area transit sales and
use tax imposed under subdivision 2, and associated investment earnings on debt proceeds.
The council may by resolution authorize the issuance of the bonds as general obligations
of the council. The bonds shall be sold, issued, and secured in the manner provided in
chapter 475, and the council shall have the same powers and duties as a municipality and
its governing body in issuing bonds under chapter 475, except that no election shall be
required and the net debt limitations in chapter 475 shall not apply to such bonds. The
proceeds of the bonds may also be used to fund necessary reserves and to pay credit
enhancement fees, issuance costs, and other financing costs during the life of the debt.
new text end

new text begin (c) The bonds may be secured by a bond resolution, or a trust indenture entered into
by the council with a corporate trustee within or outside the state, which shall define the
revenues and bond proceeds pledged for the payment and security of the bonds. The
pledge shall be a valid charge on the revenues received under section 297A.99, subdivision
11. Neither the state, nor any municipality or political subdivision except the council,
nor any member or officer or employee of the council, is liable on the obligations. No
mortgage or security interest in any tangible real or personal property shall be granted to
the bondholders or the trustee, but they shall have a valid security interest in the revenues
and bond proceeds received by the council and pledged to the payment of the bonds. In the
bond resolution or trust indenture, the council may make such covenants as it determines
to be reasonable for the protection of the bondholders.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
September 30, 2015, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin,
Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [473.1462] REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND
FINANCIAL PLAN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Annual regional transit system development and financial plan.
new text end

new text begin By December 15, 2015, and annually thereafter, the council shall prepare and adopt a
comprehensive regional transit system development and financial plan that describes and
accounts for the transit system operating and capital investments planned to occur over
at least the next ten calendar years. The council's adopted annual transit operating and
capital budgets must be consistent with the transit system development and financial
plan. The transit system development and financial plan may be amended as needed. The
council shall annually submit the plan for review by the Legislative Commission on
Metropolitan Government under section 3.8841.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Details on transit operations and capital investments; transit revenues.
new text end

new text begin The regional transit system development and financial plan must contain detail on the
transit operations and capital investments expected for all regional public transit services
funded in whole or in part by the council, including but not limited to regular route bus
services including services operated by the council and replacement service providers under
section 473.388; Metro Mobility special transportation services provided under section
473.386; other dial-a-ride and vanpool services provided by the council; and all regional
transitway operations and capital investments with detail provided for each existing or
new transitway line. The plan must also account for all transit revenues expected to be
available to the council including but not limited to metropolitan area transit sales and use
tax revenue available from the tax imposed under section 297A.9925, subdivision 2; transit
fare revenues; metropolitan area transit state general fund appropriations; motor vehicle
sales tax revenues available through the metropolitan transit assistance account under
section 16A.88, subdivision 2; federal transit funds; regional transit capital bonds issued
by the council pursuant to authorizations under section 473.39; and sales tax revenues
allocated to the council by the joint powers board under section 297A.992. The regional
transit system development and financial plan must be consistent with the adopted regional
transportation policy plan and provide detail on the specific transit operations and capital
investments expected in each year of the plan. The plan may account for the use of debt
financing and the issuance of bonds as authorized under section 297A.9925, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015, and applies in the
counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.4051, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Software sale fund.

(a) Except as provided in deleted text beginparagraphdeleted text endnew text begin paragraphsnew text end (b)new text begin
and (c)
new text end, proceeds deleted text beginofdeleted text endnew text begin fromnew text end the sale or licensing of software products or services by the chief
information officer must be credited to the MN.IT services revolving fund. If a state
agency other than the Office of MN.IT Services has contributed to the development of
software sold or licensed under this section, the chief information officer may reimburse
the agency by discounting computer services provided to that agency.

(b) Proceeds deleted text beginofdeleted text endnew text begin fromnew text end the sale or licensing of software products or services developed
by the Pollution Control Agency, or custom developed by a vendor for the agency, must be
credited to the environmental fund.

new text begin (c) Proceeds from the sale or licensing of software products or services developed
by the Department of Transportation, or custom developed by a vendor for the agency,
using trunk highway funds, must be credited to the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 117.036, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Appraisal.

(a) Before commencing an eminent domain proceeding under
this chapternew text begin for an acquisition greater than $25,000new text end, the acquiring authority must obtain at
least one appraisal for the property proposed to be acquired. In making the appraisal, the
appraiser must confer with one or more of the owners of the property, if reasonably possible.new text begin
For acquisitions less than $25,000, the acquiring authority may obtain a minimum damage
acquisition report in lieu of an appraisal. In making the minimum damage acquisition
report, the qualified person with appraisal knowledge must confer with one or more of
the owners of the property, if reasonably possible.
new text end Notwithstanding section 13.44, the
acquiring authority must provide the owner with a copy of new text begin(1) new text endeach appraisalnew text begin for property
acquisitions over $25,000, or (2) the minimum damage acquisition report for properties
under $25,000,
new text end the acquiring authority has obtained for the property at the time an offer is
made, but no later than 60 days before presenting a petition under section 117.055deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin.
The acquiring authority must also
new text end inform the owner of the right to obtain an appraisal under
this section. Upon request, the acquiring authority must make available to the owner all
appraisals deleted text beginof the propertydeleted text endnew text begin for properties over $25,000, or the minimum damage acquisition
report for properties under $25,000
new text end. If the acquiring authority is considering both a full
and partial taking of the property, the acquiring authority shall obtain and provide the
owner with appraisals deleted text beginfor both types of takingsdeleted text endnew text begin for properties over $25,000 for both types
of takings, or minimum damage acquisition reports for properties under $25,000
new text end.

(b) The owner may obtain an appraisal by a qualified appraiser of the property
proposed to be acquired. The owner is entitled to reimbursement for the reasonable costs
of the appraisal from the acquiring authority up to a maximum of $1,500 for single family
and two-family residential property and minimum damage acquisitions and $5,000 for
other types of property, provided that the owner submits to the acquiring authority the
information necessary for reimbursement, including a copy of the owner's appraisal,
at least five days before a condemnation commissioners' hearing. For purposes of this
deleted text beginparagraphdeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionnew text end, a "minimum damage acquisition" means an interest in property
that a qualified person deleted text beginwith appraisal knowledgedeleted text endnew text begin having an understanding of the local real
estate market
new text end indicates can be acquired for deleted text begina cost of $10,000deleted text endnew text begin $25,000new text end or less.

(c) The acquiring authority must pay the reimbursement to the owner within 30
days after receiving a copy of the appraisal and the reimbursement information. Upon
agreement between the acquiring authority and the owner, the acquiring authority may pay
the reimbursement directly to the appraiser.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 117.036, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Use of appraisal at commissioners' hearing.

An appraisalnew text begin or
minimum damage acquisition report
new text end must not be used or considered in a condemnation
commissioners' hearing, nor may the appraiser who prepared the appraisalnew text begin or the person
who prepared the minimum damage acquisition report
new text end testify, unless a copy of the
appraiser's written reportnew text begin or the minimum damage acquisition reportnew text end is provided to the
opposing party at least five days before the hearing.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.231, is amended to read:


161.231 APPROPRIATION; PROCEEDS FROM deleted text beginLEASEDdeleted text endnew text begin STATEnew text end
PROPERTY.

There is appropriated annually from the fund or account in the state treasury to which
the deleted text beginrentaldeleted text end money fromnew text begin the sale, lease, conveyance, or disposal ofnew text end state deleted text beginleaseddeleted text end property
is credited a sufficient amount of money to carry out the state's obligations under the
provisions of sectionsnew text begin 15.16, 117.135, 117.226, 161.16, 161.202,new text end 161.23, subdivision 3,new text begin
161.24, 161.241, 161.43, 161.433, 161.44, 161.442,
new text end and 272.68, subdivision 3new text begin, including
the inventorying, marketing, and property management activities required to sell, lease,
rent, permit, convey, or otherwise dispose of the land or the interest in the land. At the
discretion of the commissioner of transportation, money in the account at the end of each
biennium may cancel to the trunk highway fund
new text end.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.46, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Relocation of facilities; reimbursement.

new text begin(a) new text endWhenever the commissioner
shall determine the relocation of any utility facility is necessitated by the construction of a
project on the routes of federally aided state trunk highways, including urban extensions
thereof, which routes are included within the National System of Interstate Highways, the
owner or operator of such utility facility shall relocate the same in accordance with the
order of the commissioner. After the completion of such relocation the cost thereof shall
be ascertained and paid by the state out of trunk highway funds; provided, however, the
amount to be paid by the state for such reimbursement shall not exceed the amount on
which the federal government bases its reimbursement for said interstate system.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), any utility facility installed after August 1, 2015,
is not eligible for relocation reimbursement.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 162.18, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Traffic signal timing optimization. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority that has
ownership of a traffic signal on a principal arterial or roadway with an average daily traffic
greater than 20,000 vehicles per day must complete an inventory of all the traffic signals
under its ownership and submit it to the Department of Transportation district engineer.
The inventory shall include age of all signals, control equipment, communications,
detection type, timing plans in operation, and date of last timing optimization.
new text end

new text begin (b) Based on the information from the inventory, a road authority subject to paragraph
(a) must develop a plan to implement a traffic signal system optimization plan that
re-evaluates traffic signal timing at least once every five years. Each road authority with a
traffic signal optimization plan must annually certify compliance with its signal timing plan.
Local road authorities with traffic signals meeting the requirements of this section must
submit the traffic signal certification as part of the annual maintenance expenditure report.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. The
initial inventory under paragraph (a) must be submitted on or before December 30, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 168.013, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Passenger automobile; hearse.

(a) On passenger automobiles as defined
in section 168.002, subdivision 24, and hearses, except as otherwise provided, the tax
shall be new text beginan amount equal to a combination of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text end$10 new text beginfor those vehicles with registration periods beginning on or before June 30,
2018, and $20 for those vehicles with registration periods on or after July 1, 2018,
new text endplus

new text begin (2)new text end an additional tax equal to new text beginthe following:
new text end

new text begin (i) new text end1.25 percent of the base valuedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin for those vehicles with registration periods ending
on or before June 30, 2015;
new text end

new text begin (ii) 1.35 percent of the base value for those vehicles with registration periods
beginning on or after July 1, 2015, and before July 1, 2016;
new text end

new text begin (iii) 1.45 percent of the base value for those vehicles with registration periods
beginning on or after July 1, 2016, and before July 1, 2017; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) 1.50 percent of the base value for those vehicles with registration periods
beginning on or after July 1, 2017.
new text end

(b) Subject to the classification provisions herein, "base value" means the
manufacturer's suggested retail price of the vehicle including destination charge using list
price information published by the manufacturer or determined by the registrar if no
suggested retail price exists, and shall not include the cost of each accessory or item of
optional equipment separately added to the vehicle and the suggested retail price.

(c) If the manufacturer's list price information contains a single vehicle identification
number followed by various descriptions and suggested retail prices, the registrar shall
select from those listings only the lowest price for determining base value.

(d) If unable to determine the base value because the vehicle is specially constructed,
or for any other reason, the registrar may establish such value upon the cost price to the
purchaser or owner as evidenced by a certificate of cost but not including Minnesota sales
or use tax or any local sales or other local tax.

(e) The registrar shall classify every vehicle in its proper base value class as follows:

FROM
TO
$
0
$ 199.99
$
200
$ 399.99

and thereafter a series of classes successively set in brackets having a spread of $200
consisting of such number of classes as will permit classification of all vehicles.

(f) The base value for purposes of this section shall be the middle point between
the extremes of its class.

(g) The registrar shall establish the base value, when new, of every passenger
automobile and hearse registered prior to the effective date of Extra Session Laws 1971,
chapter 31, using list price information published by the manufacturer or any nationally
recognized firm or association compiling such data for the automotive industry. If unable
to ascertain the base value of any registered vehicle in the foregoing manner, the registrar
may use any other available source or method. The registrar shall calculate tax using base
value information available to dealers and deputy registrars at the time the application for
registration is submitted. The tax on all previously registered vehicles shall be computed
upon the base value thus determined taking into account the depreciation provisions of
paragraph (h).

(h) The annual additional tax must be computed upon a percentage of the base value
as follows: during the first year of vehicle life, upon 100 percent of the base value; for the
second year, 90 percent of such value; for the third year, 80 percent of such value; for the
fourth year, 70 percent of such value; for the fifth year, 60 percent of such value; for the
sixth year, 50 percent of such value; for the seventh year, 40 percent of such value; for the
eighth year, 30 percent of such value; for the ninth year, 20 percent of such value; for the
tenth year, ten percent of such value; for the 11th and each succeeding year, the sum of $25.

(i) In no event shall the annual additional tax be less than $25.

deleted text begin (j) For any vehicle previously registered in Minnesota, the annual additional tax
due under this subdivision must not exceed the smallest amount of annual additional
tax previously paid or due on the vehicle.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 168D.06, is amended to read:


168D.06 FUEL LICENSE FEES.

License fees paid to the commissioner under the International Fuel Tax Agreement
must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund
under section 299A.705. The commissioner shall charge an annual fuel license fee of
$15, deleted text beginanddeleted text end an annual application filing fee of $13 for quarterly reporting of fuel taxnew text begin, and a
reinstatement fee of $100 to reinstate a revoked International Fuel Tax Agreement license
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.475, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Repeat offenses; additional penalties. new text end

new text begin Any person who commits a second
or subsequent violation of subdivision 2 must pay a $50 fine for each violation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2015, and applies to
offenses committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [174.57] SNOW AND ICE CONTROL.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation, upon written notification to the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs and ranking minority members of the house
of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over transportation finance,
may transfer all or part of the unappropriated balance in the trunk highway fund to pay for
snow and ice control expenditures in years when the Department of Transportation spends
more than 110 percent of its budget for snow and ice control. The amount transferred is
appropriated for the purposes of the account to which it is transferred.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [219.016] RAILROAD COMPANY ASSESSMENT; ACCOUNT;
APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) As provided in this section, the commissioner shall annually assess railroad
companies that are (1) defined as common carriers under section 218.011; (2) classified by
federal law or regulation as Class I Railroads or Class I Rail Carriers; and (3) operating in
this state.
new text end

new text begin (b) The assessment must be by a division of the annual appropriation to the grade
crossing safety improvement account in equal proportion between carriers based on route
miles operated in Minnesota, assessed in equal amounts for 365 days of the calendar year.
new text end

new text begin (c) The assessments must be deposited in the rail grade crossing safety improvement
account, which is created in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is
appropriated to the commissioner for the development, administration, and construction of
highway-rail grade crossing improvements on rail corridors transporting crude oil, and
other selected routes, including those carrying hazardous materials. Improvements may
include upgrades to existing protection systems, the closing of crossings and necessary
roadwork, as well as reconstruction of at-grade crossings to full grade separations. Funds
in the account are available until expended.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299D.09, is amended to read:


299D.09 ESCORT SERVICE; APPROPRIATION; RECEIPTS.

new text begin (a) new text endFees charged for escort services provided by the State Patrol are annually
appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to administer and provide these services.

new text begin (b) new text endThe fee charged for services provided by the State Patrol deleted text beginwith a vehicle is $79.28
an hour. The fee charged for services provided without a vehicle is $59.28 an hour
deleted text endnew text begin
shall be set to recover actual costs as determined by the commissioner of public safety
by July 1 each year
new text end.

new text begin (c) new text endThe fees charged for State Patrol flight services are $140 an hour for a fixed wing
aircraft, $490 an hour for a helicopter, and $600 an hour for the Queen Air in fiscal year
2012; and $139.64 an hour for a fixed wing aircraft, $560.83 an hour for a helicopter, and
$454.84 an hour for the Queen Air in fiscal year 2013 and thereafter.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 360.024, is amended to read:


360.024 AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE CHARGE.

The commissioner shall charge users of air transportation services provided by the
commissioner for direct operating costs, excluding pilot salary deleted text beginand aircraft acquisitiondeleted text end
costs. All receipts for these services shall be deposited in the air transportation services
account in the state airports fund and are appropriated to the commissioner to pay these
direct air service operating costs.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 360.305, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Costs allocated; local contribution; hangar construction account.

(a)
deleted text beginExcept as otherwise provided in this subdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin Annually by June 1new text end, the commissioner
of transportation shall deleted text beginrequire as a condition of assistance by the state that thedeleted text endnew text begin establish
local contribution rates which will apply to a
new text end political subdivision, municipality, or public
corporation deleted text beginmake a substantial contribution to the cost of the construction, improvement,
maintenance, or operation of the airport, in connection with which the assistance of the
state is sought. These costs are referred to as project costs
deleted text endnew text begin when applying for state or
federal funding assistance to construct, improve, maintain, or operate an airport, or to
acquire land for airport facilities or clear zones. If the commissioner does not establish
local contribution rates by June 1, the previous rates apply
new text end.

(b) deleted text beginFor any airport, whether key, intermediate, or landing strip, where only state and
local funds are to be used, the contribution shall be not less than one-fifth of the sum of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the project costs;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) acquisition costs of the land and clear zones, which are referred to as acquisition
costs.
deleted text end new text begin The commissioner may pay all costs beyond the local contribution. Local
contribution rates shall not be less than five percent of the total cost of the activity or
acquisition, except that the commissioner may require less than five percent for research
projects, radio or navigational aids, activities, or acquisitions for which federal funds are
available to cover more than 90 percent of the total cost, or as otherwise necessary to
respond to an emergency.
new text end

(c) deleted text beginFor any airport where federal, state, and local funds are to be used, the
contribution shall not be less than five percent of the sum of the project costs and
acquisition costs.
deleted text endnew text begin The commissioner's establishment of local contribution rates is not
subject to the rulemaking requirements of chapter 14.
new text end

deleted text begin (d) The commissioner may pay the total cost of radio and navigational aids.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) or (c), the commissioner may pay all of the
project costs of a new landing strip, but not an intermediate airport or key airport, or may
pay an amount equal to the federal funds granted and used for a new landing strip plus
all of the remaining project costs; but the total amount paid by the commissioner for the
project costs of a new landing strip, unless specifically authorized by an act appropriating
funds for the new landing strip, shall not exceed $200,000.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) or (c), the commissioner may pay all the project
costs for research and development projects, including, but not limited to noise abatement;
provided that in no event shall the sums expended under this paragraph exceed five
percent of the amount appropriated for construction grants.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end To receive aid under this section deleted text beginfor project costs or for acquisition costsdeleted text end, the
municipality must enter into an agreement with the commissioner giving assurance that
the airport will be operated and maintained in a safe, serviceable manner for aeronautical
purposes only for the use and benefit of the public:

(1) for 20 years after the date deleted text beginthatdeleted text end new text beginthe municipality receives new text endany state funds for
deleted text beginprojectdeleted text endnew text begin construction or improvementnew text end costs deleted text beginare received by the municipalitydeleted text end; and

(2) for 99 years after the date deleted text beginthatdeleted text end new text beginthe municipality receives new text endany state funds for new text beginland
new text endacquisition costs deleted text beginare received by the municipalitydeleted text end. If any land acquired with state funds
ceases to be used for aviation purposes, the municipality shall repay the state airports fund
the same percentage of the appraised value of the property as that percentage of the costs
of acquisition and participation provided by the state to acquire the land.

The agreement may contain other conditions as the commissioner deems reasonable.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The commissioner shall establish a hangar construction revolving account,
which shall be used for the purpose of financing the construction of hangar buildings to
be constructed by municipalities owning airports. All municipalities owning airports are
authorized to enter into contracts for the construction of hangars, and contracts with
the commissioner for the financing of hangar construction for an amount and period of
time as may be determined by the commissioner and municipality. All receipts from the
financing contracts shall be deposited in the hangar construction revolving account and
are reappropriated for the purpose of financing construction of hangar buildings. deleted text beginThe
commissioner may pay from the hangar construction revolving account 80 percent of the
cost of financing construction of hangar buildings. For purposes of this paragraph, the
construction of hangars shall include their design.
deleted text end The commissioner shall transfer up to
$4,400,000 from the state airports fund to the hangar construction revolving account.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The commissioner may deleted text beginpay a portion of the purchase price of anydeleted text endnew text begin contribute
to costs incurred by any municipality for
new text end airport maintenance andnew text begin operations,new text end safety
equipmentnew text begin,new text end and deleted text beginof the actualdeleted text end airport snow removal deleted text begincosts incurred by any municipality.
The portion to be paid by the state shall not exceed two-thirds of the cost of the purchase
price or snow removal. To receive aid a municipality must enter into an agreement of the
type referred to in paragraph (g)
deleted text end.

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end This subdivision applies only to project costs or acquisition costs of
municipally owned airports incurred after June 1, 1971.

Sec. 15.

Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Program Planning and Delivery

11,000,000

From the trunk highway fund for the purposes
stated in Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.16,
subdivision 2
. This is in addition to
the appropriation made in Laws 2011,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 1,
section 3, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).new text begin This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginCOST PARTICIPATION POLICY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation, in consultation with representatives of local
units of government, shall create and adopt a policy concerning cost participation
for cooperative construction projects and maintenance responsibilities between the
Department of Transportation and local units of government. The policy must minimize
the share of cooperative project costs to be funded by the local units of government while
complying in all respects with the state constitutional requirements concerning allowable
uses of the trunk highway fund. The policy should provide and include sufficient flexibility
for unique projects and locations if doing so results in a lower total project cost. The policy
must be completed and adopted by the commissioner no later than September 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299E.02, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end