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HF 1140

4th Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/20/2011 10:37am

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1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to government finance; appropriating money for transportation,
1.3Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities and programs; providing for
1.4fund transfers, tort claims, and certain contingent appropriations; providing
1.5for use of revenues from metropolitan transportation area sales tax; reducing
1.6funding for 2011 state road construction; authorizing transfers from metropolitan
1.7livable communities fund accounts, right-of-way loan acquisition fund for transit
1.8operating deficits, and Metropolitan Council operating budget; establishing
1.9accounts; modifying various provisions related to transportation finance and
1.10policy; modifying provisions related to licensing drivers; mandating and
1.11amending legislative reports; making technical and clarifying changes;amending
1.12Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 16A.11, subdivision 3a; 16A.86, subdivision
1.133a; 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 162.06, subdivision 1; 162.12, subdivision
1.141; 168.12, subdivision 5; 168.1253, subdivision 1; 169.86, subdivision 5; 171.06,
1.15subdivision 2; 171.0701; 171.13, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 174.93;
1.16297A.992, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2009, chapter 36,
1.17article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, as amended; proposing coding for new law in
1.18Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.
1.19BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.20ARTICLE 1
1.21TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

1.22
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
1.23The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
1.24in this article.
1.25
2012
2013
Total
1.26
General
$
31,079,000
$
31,079,000
$
62,158,000
1.27
Airports
19,609,000
21,384,000
40,993,000
1.28
C.S.A.H.
545,109,000
572,773,000
1,117,882,000
1.29
M.S.A.S.
145,455,000
153,484,000
298,939,000
1.30
Special Revenue
49,088,000
49,088,000
98,176,000
2.1
H.U.T.D.
10,406,000
10,406,000
20,812,000
2.2
Trunk Highway
1,561,090,000
1,335,276,000
2,896,366,000
2.3
Total
$
2,361,836,000
$
2,173,490,000
$
4,535,326,000

2.4
Sec. 2. TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.
2.5The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to
2.6the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from
2.7the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
2.8indicated for each purpose. The figures "2012" and "2013" used in this article mean that
2.9the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012,
2.10or June 30, 2013, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2012. "The second year" is
2.11fiscal year 2013. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2012 and 2013. Appropriations for the
2.12fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, are effective the day following final enactment.
2.13
APPROPRIATIONS
2.14
Available for the Year
2.15
Ending June 30
2.16
2012
2013

2.17
2.18
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
2.19
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
2,197,672,000
$
2,009,326,000
2.20
Appropriations by Fund
2.21
2012
2013
2.22
General
12,877,000
12,877,000
2.23
Airports
19,609,000
21,384,000
2.24
C.S.A.H.
545,109,000
572,773,000
2.25
M.S.A.S
145,455,000
153,484,000
2.26
Trunk Highway
1,474,622,000
1,248,808,000
2.27The amounts that may be spent for each
2.28purpose are specified in the following
2.29subdivisions.
2.30
Subd. 2.Multimodal Systems
2.31(a) Aeronautics
2.32
(1) Airport Development and Assistance
14,298,000
16,073,000
2.33This appropriation is from the state
2.34airports fund and must be spent according
3.1to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
3.2subdivision 4.
3.3The base appropriation for fiscal years 2014
3.4and 2015 is $14,298,000 for each year.
3.5Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
3.616A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
3.7available for five years after appropriation.
3.8If the appropriation for either year is
3.9insufficient, the appropriation for the other
3.10year is available for it.
3.11If the commissioner of transportation
3.12determines that a balance remains in
3.13the state airports fund following the
3.14appropriations made in this article, and that
3.15the appropriations made are insufficient
3.16for advancing airport development and
3.17assistance projects, an amount necessary
3.18to advance the projects, not to exceed
3.19the balance in the state airports fund, is
3.20appropriated in each year to the commissioner
3.21and must be spent according to Minnesota
3.22Statutes, section 360.305, subdivision
3.234. Within two weeks of a determination
3.24under this contingent appropriation, the
3.25commissioner of transportation shall notify
3.26the commissioner of management and budget
3.27and the chairs and ranking minority members
3.28of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
3.29over transportation finance concerning funds
3.30appropriated. Funds appropriated under this
3.31contingent appropriation do not adjust the
3.32base appropriation for fiscal years 2014 and
3.332015.
3.34
(2) Aviation Support and Services
6,123,000
6,123,000
4.1
Appropriations by Fund
4.2
Airports
5,286,000
5,286,000
4.3
Trunk Highway
837,000
837,000
4.4$65,000 in each year is from the state airports
4.5fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
4.6
(b) Transit
13,338,000
13,338,000
4.7
Appropriations by Fund
4.8
General
12,563,000
12,563,000
4.9
Trunk Highway
775,000
775,000
4.10The base appropriation from the general
4.11fund is $12,563,000 for fiscal year 2014 and
4.12$12,482,000 for fiscal year 2015.
4.13The amount used in each year as operating
4.14assistance for public transit systems for
4.15elderly and disabled service must not be
4.16less than the amount used in 2011 for that
4.17purpose.
4.18$100,000 in each year is from the general
4.19fund for the administrative expenses of the
4.20Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
4.21under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.
4.22
(c) Freight
5,154,000
5,154,000
4.23
Appropriations by Fund
4.24
General
257,000
257,000
4.25
Trunk Highway
4,897,000
4,897,000
4.26
Subd. 3.State Roads
4.27
(a) Operations and Maintenance
257,395,000
257,395,000
4.28
(b) Program Planning and Delivery
206,918,000
206,733,000
4.29Of these appropriations, $130,000 in each
4.30year is for administrative costs of the
4.31targeted group business program, if a law
4.32is enacted and effective in 2012 and 2013
4.33that establishes a targeted group business
5.1program for state highway construction
5.2contracts.
5.3$266,000 in each year is available for grants
5.4to metropolitan planning organizations
5.5outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
5.6$75,000 in each year is available for a
5.7transportation research contingent account
5.8to finance research projects that are
5.9reimbursable from the federal government or
5.10from other sources. If the appropriation for
5.11either year is insufficient, the appropriation
5.12for the other year is available for it.
5.13$600,000 in each year is available for
5.14grants for transportation studies outside
5.15the metropolitan area to identify critical
5.16concerns, problems, and issues. These
5.17grants are available: (1) to regional
5.18development commissions; (2) in regions
5.19where no regional development commission
5.20is functioning, to joint powers boards
5.21established under agreement of two or
5.22more political subdivisions in the region to
5.23exercise the planning functions of a regional
5.24development commission; and (3) in regions
5.25where no regional development commission
5.26or joint powers board is functioning, to the
5.27department's district office for that region.
5.28
(c) State Road Construction
801,000,000
555,000,000
5.29It is estimated that these appropriations will
5.30be funded as follows:
5.31
Appropriations by Fund
5.32
5.33
Federal Highway
Aid
490,800,000
264,800,000
5.34
Highway User Taxes
310,200,000
290,200,000
6.1The commissioner of transportation shall
6.2notify the chairs and ranking minority
6.3members of the legislative committees with
6.4jurisdiction over transportation finance of
6.5any significant events that should cause these
6.6estimates to change.
6.7This appropriation is for the actual
6.8construction, reconstruction, and
6.9improvement of trunk highways, including
6.10design-build contracts and consultant usage
6.11to support these activities. This includes the
6.12cost of actual payment to landowners for
6.13lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
6.14payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
6.15relocation expenses.
6.16The base appropriation for fiscal years 2014
6.17and 2015 is $635,000,000 for each year.
6.18The commissioner may transfer up to
6.19$20,000,000 in the first year from the
6.20trunk highway fund to the trunk highway
6.21economic development account established
6.22under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.04,
6.23subdivision 6.
6.24The commissioner may expend up to one-half
6.25of one percent of the federal appropriations
6.26under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
6.27industrialization centers and other nonprofit
6.28job training centers for job training programs
6.29related to highway construction.
6.30The commissioner may transfer up to
6.31$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
6.32revolving loan fund.
6.33The commissioner may receive money
6.34covering other shares of the cost of
6.35partnership projects. These receipts are
7.1appropriated to the commissioner for these
7.2projects.
7.3
(d) Highway Debt Service
137,876,000
158,247,000
7.4$123,876,000 the first year and $144,247,000
7.5the second year are for transfer to the state
7.6bond fund. If an appropriation is insufficient
7.7to make all transfers required in the year
7.8for which it is made, the commissioner of
7.9management and budget shall notify the
7.10Committee on Finance of the senate and
7.11the Committee on Ways and Means of the
7.12house of representatives of the amount of the
7.13deficiency and shall then transfer that amount
7.14under the statutory open appropriation. Any
7.15excess appropriation cancels to the trunk
7.16highway fund.
7.17
(e) Electronic Communications
5,171,000
5,171,000
7.18
Appropriations by Fund
7.19
General
3,000
3,000
7.20
Trunk Highway
5,168,000
5,168,000
7.21The general fund appropriation is to equip
7.22and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
7.23Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
7.24
Subd. 4.Local Roads
7.25
(a) County State Aids
545,109,000
572,773,000
7.26This appropriation is from the county
7.27state-aid highway fund under Minnesota
7.28Statutes, sections 161.082 to 161.085; and
7.29Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162. This
7.30appropriation is available until spent.
7.31If the commissioner of transportation
7.32determines that a balance remains in the
7.33county state-aid highway fund following
7.34the appropriations and transfers made in
8.1this subdivision, and that the appropriations
8.2made are insufficient for advancing county
8.3state-aid highway projects, an amount
8.4necessary to advance the projects, not to
8.5exceed the balance in the county state-aid
8.6highway fund, is appropriated in each year
8.7to the commissioner. Within two weeks
8.8of a determination under this contingent
8.9appropriation, the commissioner of
8.10transportation shall notify the commissioner
8.11of management and budget and the chairs
8.12and ranking minority members of the
8.13legislative committees with jurisdiction over
8.14transportation finance concerning funds
8.15appropriated.
8.16
(b) Municipal State Aids
145,455,000
153,484,000
8.17This appropriation is from the municipal
8.18state-aid street fund for municipal state-aid
8.19streets under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
8.20162. This appropriation is available until
8.21spent.
8.22If the commissioner of transportation
8.23determines that a balance remains in the
8.24municipal state-aid street fund following
8.25the appropriations made in this subdivision,
8.26and that the appropriations made are
8.27insufficient for advancing municipal state-aid
8.28street projects, an amount necessary to
8.29advance the projects, not to exceed the
8.30balance in the municipal state-aid street
8.31fund, is appropriated in each year to
8.32the commissioner. Within two weeks
8.33of a determination under this contingent
8.34appropriation, the commissioner of
8.35transportation shall notify the commissioner
9.1of management and budget and the chairs
9.2and ranking minority members of the
9.3legislative committees with jurisdiction over
9.4transportation finance concerning funds
9.5appropriated.
9.6
Subd. 5.Agency Management
9.7
(a) Agency Services
41,997,000
41,997,000
9.8
Appropriations by Fund
9.9
Airports
25,000
25,000
9.10
Trunk Highway
41,972,000
41,972,000
9.11
(b) Buildings
17,838,000
17,838,000
9.12
Appropriations by Fund
9.13
General
54,000
54,000
9.14
Trunk Highway
17,784,000
17,784,000
9.15If the appropriation for either year is
9.16insufficient, the appropriation for the other
9.17year is available for it.
9.18
Subd. 6.Transfers
9.19(a) With the approval of the commissioner of
9.20management and budget, the commissioner
9.21of transportation may transfer unencumbered
9.22balances among the appropriations from the
9.23trunk highway fund and the state airports
9.24fund made in this section. No transfer
9.25may be made from the appropriations for
9.26state road construction or for debt service.
9.27Transfers under this paragraph may not be
9.28made between funds. Transfers under this
9.29paragraph must be reported immediately to
9.30the chairs and ranking minority members of
9.31the legislative committees with jurisdiction
9.32over transportation finance.
9.33(b) The commissioner shall transfer from
9.34the flexible highway account in the county
10.1state-aid highway fund: (1) $1,000,000
10.2in the first year to the municipal turnback
10.3account in the municipal state-aid street
10.4fund; (2) $1,900,000 in the first year to the
10.5trunk highway fund; and (3) the remainder
10.6in each year to the county turnback account
10.7in the county state-aid highway fund. The
10.8funds transferred are for highway turnback
10.9purposes as provided under Minnesota
10.10Statutes, section 161.081, subdivision 3.
10.11
10.12
Subd. 7.Use of State Road Construction
Appropriations
10.13Any money appropriated to the commissioner
10.14of transportation for state road construction
10.15for any fiscal year before the first year is
10.16available to the commissioner during the
10.17biennium to the extent that the commissioner
10.18spends the money on the state road
10.19construction project for which the money
10.20was originally encumbered during the fiscal
10.21year for which it was appropriated. The
10.22commissioner of transportation shall report to
10.23the commissioner of management and budget
10.24by August 1, 2011, and August 1, 2012, on
10.25a form the commissioner of management
10.26and budget provides, on expenditures made
10.27during the previous fiscal year that are
10.28authorized by this subdivision.
10.29
Subd. 8.Contingent Appropriation
10.30The commissioner of transportation, with
10.31the approval of the governor and the
10.32written approval of at least five members
10.33of a group consisting of the members of
10.34the Legislative Advisory Commission
10.35under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30,
11.1and the ranking minority members of the
11.2legislative committees with jurisdiction over
11.3transportation finance, may transfer all or
11.4part of the unappropriated balance in the
11.5trunk highway fund to an appropriation:
11.6(1) for trunk highway design, construction,
11.7or inspection in order to take advantage of
11.8an unanticipated receipt of income to the
11.9trunk highway fund or to take advantage
11.10of federal advanced construction funding;
11.11(2) for trunk highway maintenance in order
11.12to meet an emergency; or (3) to pay tort
11.13or environmental claims. Nothing in this
11.14subdivision authorizes the commissioner
11.15to increase the use of federal advanced
11.16construction funding beyond amounts
11.17specifically authorized. Any transfer as
11.18a result of the use of federal advanced
11.19construction funding must include an
11.20analysis of the effects on the long-term
11.21trunk highway fund balance. The amount
11.22transferred is appropriated for the purpose of
11.23the account to which it is transferred.
11.24
Subd. 9.Use of Trunk Highway Fund
11.25No transfer or expenditure of trunk highway
11.26funds may be made for the purpose of paying
11.27personnel costs incurred on behalf of the
11.28Governor's Office.

11.29
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
10,248,000
$
10,248,000
11.30This appropriation is from the general
11.31fund for transit system operations under
11.32Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.371 to
11.33473.449.
12.1Of this appropriation, $140,000 in each
12.2fiscal year is for transit service for disabled
12.3veterans under Minnesota Statutes, section
12.4473.408, subdivision 10.
12.5The base appropriation is $39,248,000 for
12.6fiscal year 2014 and $39,329,000 for fiscal
12.7year 2015.
12.8The Metropolitan Council shall deploy
12.9the following strategies as necessary to
12.10avoid transit service reductions and route
12.11elimination, in the order stated:
12.12(1) use the maximum feasible amount of
12.13the council's reserve funds for bus transit
12.14operations in fiscal years 2012 and 2013;
12.15(2) exercise the authority granted to the
12.16council in article 2, sections 3 to 5;
12.17(3) increase fares; and
12.18(4) if the strategies under clauses (1) to
12.19(3) have been deployed, perform service
12.20reductions or route eliminations except as
12.21otherwise prohibited under this section.
12.22The Metropolitan Council may not reduce
12.23the level of service provided in the biennium
12.24for special transportation service under
12.25Minnesota Statutes, section 473.386, from
12.26the level of service provided by the council
12.27on January 1, 2011. The Metropolitan
12.28Council may not restrict eligibility in the
12.29biennium for special transportation service
12.30under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.386,
12.31beyond the eligibility requirements in place
12.32on January 1, 2011. Level of service includes,
12.33but is not limited to, geographic coverage
12.34area, hours of service, hours of operation for
13.1reservation services, and any other aspects of
13.2the program having a substantial impact on
13.3usability of the service.
13.4Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
13.5473.388, subdivision 4, in each year of the
13.6biennium, the Metropolitan Council shall
13.7provide financial assistance to each transit
13.8provider under Minnesota Statutes, section
13.9473.388, in an amount equal to the amount of
13.10assistance provided to that transit provider by
13.11the Metropolitan Council in fiscal year 2011.

13.12
Sec. 5. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
13.13
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
153,316,000
$
153,316,000
13.14
Appropriations by Fund
13.15
2012
2013
13.16
General
7,954,000
7,954,000
13.17
Special Revenue
49,088,000
49,088,000
13.18
H.U.T.D.
10,406,000
10,406,000
13.19
Trunk Highway
85,868,000
85,868,000
13.20The amounts that may be spent for each
13.21purpose are specified in the following
13.22subdivisions.
13.23
Subd. 2.Administration and Related Services
13.24
(a) Office of Communications
434,000
434,000
13.25
Appropriations by Fund
13.26
General
41,000
41,000
13.27
Trunk Highway
393,000
393,000
13.28
(b) Public Safety Support
8,168,000
8,168,000
13.29
Appropriations by Fund
13.30
General
3,296,000
3,296,000
13.31
H.U.T.D.
1,366,000
1,366,000
13.32
Trunk Highway
3,506,000
3,506,000
13.33$380,000 in each year is from the general
13.34fund for payment of public safety officer
14.1survivor benefits under Minnesota Statutes,
14.2section 299A.44. If the appropriation for
14.3either year is insufficient, the appropriation
14.4for the other year is available for it.
14.5$1,367,000 in each year is from the general
14.6fund to be deposited in the public safety
14.7officer's benefit account. This money
14.8is available for reimbursements under
14.9Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465.
14.10$508,000 in each year is from the general
14.11fund for soft body armor reimbursements
14.12under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.38.
14.13$792,000 in each year is from the general
14.14fund for transfer by the commissioner of
14.15management and budget to the trunk highway
14.16fund on December 31, 2011, and December
14.1731, 2012, respectively, in order to reimburse
14.18the trunk highway fund for expenses not
14.19related to the fund. These represent amounts
14.20appropriated out of the trunk highway
14.21fund for general fund purposes in the
14.22administration and related services program.
14.23$610,000 in each year is from the highway
14.24user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
14.25commissioner of management and budget
14.26to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
14.272011, and December 31, 2012, respectively,
14.28in order to reimburse the trunk highway
14.29fund for expenses not related to the fund.
14.30These represent amounts appropriated out
14.31of the trunk highway fund for highway
14.32user tax distribution fund purposes in the
14.33administration and related services program.
14.34$716,000 in each year is from the highway
14.35user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
15.1commissioner of management and budget to
15.2the general fund on December 31, 2011, and
15.3December 31, 2012, respectively, in order to
15.4reimburse the general fund for expenses not
15.5related to the fund. These represent amounts
15.6appropriated out of the general fund for
15.7operation of the criminal justice data network
15.8related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
15.9
(c) Technology and Support Service
3,835,000
3,835,000
15.10
Appropriations by Fund
15.11
General
1,472,000
1,472,000
15.12
H.U.T.D.
19,000
19,000
15.13
Trunk Highway
2,344,000
2,344,000
15.14
Subd. 3.State Patrol
15.15
(a) Patrolling Highways
71,522,000
71,522,000
15.16
Appropriations by Fund
15.17
General
37,000
37,000
15.18
H.U.T.D.
92,000
92,000
15.19
Trunk Highway
71,393,000
71,393,000
15.20
(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
7,796,000
7,796,000
15.21$600,000 in each year is for the Office of
15.22Pupil Transportation Safety under Minnesota
15.23Statutes, section 169.435.
15.24
(c) Capitol Security
3,108,000
3,108,000
15.25This appropriation is from the general fund.
15.26The commissioner may not: (1) spend
15.27any money from the trunk highway fund
15.28for capitol security; or (2) permanently
15.29transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
15.30highways activity to capitol security.
15.31The commissioner may not transfer any
15.32money appropriated to the commissioner
15.33under this section: (1) to capitol security; or
15.34(2) from capitol security.
16.1
(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
693,000
693,000
16.2This appropriation is from the highway user
16.3tax distribution fund.
16.4This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
16.5registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
16.6liabilities from individuals and businesses
16.7that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
16.8and (2) illegal or improper activity related
16.9to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
16.10motor vehicles.
16.11
Subd. 4.Driver and Vehicle Services
16.12
(a) Vehicle Services
27,259,000
27,259,000
16.13
Appropriations by Fund
16.14
Special Revenue
19,023,000
19,023,000
16.15
H.U.T.D.
8,236,000
8,236,000
16.16The special revenue fund appropriation is
16.17from the vehicle services operating account.
16.18
(b) Driver Services
28,712,000
28,712,000
16.19
Appropriations by Fund
16.20
Special Revenue
28,711,000
28,711,000
16.21
Trunk Highway
1,000
1,000
16.22The special revenue fund appropriation is
16.23from the driver services operating account.
16.24
Subd. 5.Traffic Safety
435,000
435,000
16.25The commissioner of public safety shall
16.26spend 50 percent of the money available to
16.27the state under United States Code, title 23,
16.28section 164, and the remaining 50 percent
16.29must be transferred to the commissioner
16.30of transportation for hazard elimination
16.31activities under United States Code, title 23,
16.32section 152.
16.33
Subd. 6.Pipeline Safety
1,354,000
1,354,000
17.1This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
17.2account in the special revenue fund.
17.3
Subd. 7.Use of Trunk Highway Fund
17.4No transfer or expenditure of trunk highway
17.5funds may be made for the purpose of paying
17.6personnel costs incurred on behalf of the
17.7Governor's Office.

17.8
Sec. 6. TORT CLAIMS
$
600,000
$
600,000
17.9This appropriation is to the commissioner of
17.10management and budget.
17.11If the appropriation for either year is
17.12insufficient, the appropriation for the other
17.13year is available for it.

17.14    Sec. 7. Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws
17.152010, chapter 351, section 66, is amended to read:
17.16
Subd. 3.State Roads
17.17
(a) Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance
251,643,000
245,892,000
17.18The base appropriation for fiscal years 2012
17.19and 2013 is $257,395,000 for each year.
17.20
(b) Infrastructure Investment and Planning
17.21
(1) Infrastructure Investment Support
201,461,000
196,935,000
17.22The base appropriation for fiscal years 2012
17.23and 2013 is $205,988,000 for each year.
17.24$266,000 the first year and $266,000 the
17.25second year are available for grants to
17.26metropolitan planning organizations outside
17.27the seven-county metropolitan area.
17.28$75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
17.29second year are for a transportation research
17.30contingent account to finance research
17.31projects that are reimbursable from the
18.1federal government or from other sources.
18.2If the appropriation for either year is
18.3insufficient, the appropriation for the other
18.4year is available for it.
18.5$600,000 the first year and $600,000
18.6the second year are available for grants
18.7for transportation studies outside the
18.8metropolitan area to identify critical
18.9concerns, problems, and issues. These
18.10grants are available (1) to regional
18.11development commissions; (2) in regions
18.12where no regional development commission
18.13is functioning, to joint powers boards
18.14established under agreement of two or
18.15more political subdivisions in the region to
18.16exercise the planning functions of a regional
18.17development commission; and (3) in regions
18.18where no regional development commission
18.19or joint powers board is functioning, to the
18.20department's district office for that region.
18.21$200,000 the second year is for grants
18.22to nonprofit job training centers for: (1)
18.23job training programs related to highway
18.24construction; and (2) business training for
18.25companies that are certified disadvantaged
18.26business enterprises.
18.27
18.28
(2) State Road Construction
551,300,000
598,700,000
555,700,000
18.29The base appropriation for fiscal years 2012
18.30and 2013 is $635,000,000 for each year.
18.31It is estimated that these appropriations will
18.32be funded as follows:
18.33
Appropriations by Fund
18.34
18.35
Federal Highway
Aid
301,100,000
388,500,000
345,500,000
18.36
Highway User Taxes
250,200,000
210,200,000
19.1The commissioner of transportation shall
19.2notify the chairs and ranking minority
19.3members of the senate and house of
19.4representatives committees with jurisdiction
19.5over transportation finance of any significant
19.6events that should cause these estimates to
19.7change.
19.8This appropriation is for the actual
19.9construction, reconstruction, and
19.10improvement of trunk highways, including
19.11design-build contracts and consultant usage
19.12to support these activities. This includes the
19.13cost of actual payment to landowners for
19.14lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
19.15payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
19.16relocation expenses.
19.17The commissioner may spend up to $250,000
19.18of trunk highway funds in fiscal year 2011
19.19to pay the operating costs of bus service
19.20between Hastings and Minneapolis-St. Paul
19.21to mitigate the traffic impacts of the project
19.22involving construction of a bridge crossing
19.23the Mississippi River in the city of Hastings
19.24on marked Trunk Highway 61.
19.25The commissioner shall expend up to
19.26one-half of one percent of the federal
19.27appropriations under this paragraph as grants
19.28to opportunity industrialization centers and
19.29other nonprofit job training centers for
19.30job training programs related to highway
19.31construction.
19.32The commissioner may transfer up to
19.33$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
19.34revolving loan fund.
20.1The commissioner may receive money
20.2covering other shares of the cost of
20.3partnership projects. These receipts are
20.4appropriated to the commissioner for these
20.5projects.
20.6
(3) Highway Debt Service
101,170,000
173,400,000
20.7$86,517,000 the first year and $157,304,000
20.8the second year are for transfer to the state
20.9bond fund. If this appropriation is insufficient
20.10to make all transfers required in the year for
20.11which it is made, the commissioner of finance
20.12shall notify the Committee on Finance of
20.13the senate and the Committee on Ways and
20.14Means of the house of representatives of
20.15the amount of the deficiency and shall then
20.16transfer that amount under the statutory open
20.17appropriation. Any excess appropriation
20.18cancels to the trunk highway fund.
20.19
(c) Electronic Communications
5,177,000
5,177,000
20.20
Appropriations by Fund
20.21
General
9,000
9,000
20.22
Trunk Highway
5,168,000
5,168,000
20.23The general fund appropriation is to equip
20.24and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
20.25Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
20.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

20.27ARTICLE 2
20.28METROPOLITAN TRANSIT FINANCE

20.29    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.992, subdivision 5, is amended to
20.30read:
20.31    Subd. 5. Grant application and awards; Grant Evaluation and Ranking System
20.32(GEARS) Committee. (a) The joint powers board shall establish a grant application
20.33process and identify the amount of available funding for grant awards. Grant applications
21.1must be submitted in a form prescribed by the joint powers board. An applicant must
21.2provide, in addition to all other information required by the joint powers board, the
21.3estimated cost of the project, the amount of the grant sought, possible sources of funding
21.4in addition to the grant sought, and identification of any federal funds that will be utilized
21.5if the grant is awarded. A grant application seeking transit capital funding must identify
21.6the source of money necessary to operate the transit improvement.
21.7    (b) The joint powers board shall establish a timeline and procedures for the award of
21.8grants, and may award grants only to the state and political subdivisions. The board shall
21.9define objective criteria for the award of grants, which must include, but not be limited to,
21.10consistency with the most recent version of the transportation policy plan adopted by the
21.11Metropolitan Council under section 473.146. The joint powers board shall maximize the
21.12availability and use of federal funds in projects funded under this section.
21.13    (c) The joint powers board shall establish a GEARS Committee, which must consist
21.14of:
21.15    (1) one county commissioner from each county that is in the metropolitan
21.16transportation area, appointed by its county board;
21.17    (2) one elected city representative from each county that is in the metropolitan
21.18transportation area;
21.19    (3) one additional elected city representative from each county for every additional
21.20400,000 in population, or fraction of 400,000, in the county that is above 400,000 in
21.21population; and
21.22    (4) the chair of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee.
21.23    (d) Each city representative must be elected at a meeting of cities in the metropolitan
21.24transportation area, which must be convened for that purpose by the Association of
21.25Metropolitan Municipalities.
21.26    (e) The committee shall evaluate grant applications following objective criteria
21.27established by the joint powers board, and must provide to the joint powers board a
21.28selection list of transportation projects that includes a priority ranking.
21.29    (f) A grant award for a transit project located within the metropolitan area, as defined
21.30in section 473.121, subdivision 2, may be funded only after the Metropolitan Council
21.31reviews the project for consistency with the transit portion of the Metropolitan Council
21.32policy plan and one of the following occurs:
21.33    (1) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be consistent;
21.34    (2) the Metropolitan Council initially finds the project to be inconsistent, but after a
21.35good faith effort to resolve the inconsistency through negotiations with the joint powers
21.36board, agrees that the grant award may be funded; or
22.1    (3) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be inconsistent, and submits the
22.2consistency issue for final determination to a panel, which determines the project to be
22.3consistent. The panel is composed of a member appointed by the chair of the Metropolitan
22.4Council, a member appointed by the joint powers board, and a member agreed upon by
22.5both the chair and the joint powers board.
22.6    (g) Grants must be funded by the proceeds of the taxes imposed under this section,
22.7bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by the joint powers board under subdivision 7.
22.8    (h) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, in fiscal year 2009, of
22.9the initial revenue collected under this section, the joint powers board shall allocate
22.10at least $30,783,000 to the Metropolitan Council for operating assistance for transit.
22.11Notwithstanding the provisions of this section except subdivision 6a, of the revenue
22.12collected under this section, the joint powers board may allocate to the Metropolitan
22.13Council, in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, any amount that is not provided as grant awards
22.14for transit ways or park-and-ride facilities.
22.15(i) The Metropolitan Council shall expend any funds allocated under paragraph (h):
22.16(1) for bus operations under sections 473.371 to 473.449, and excluding (i) bus rapid
22.17transit operations, and (ii) light rail transit and commuter rail operations under sections
22.18174.90, 473.3993 to 473.3999, and 473.4051 to 473.4057; and
22.19(2) solely within those counties that are in the metropolitan transportation area.
22.20    (j) Nothing in paragraph (h) or (i) prevents grant awards to the Metropolitan Council
22.21for capital and operating assistance for transit ways and park-and-ride facilities.

22.22    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.992, is amended by adding a
22.23subdivision to read:
22.24    Subd. 6a. Priority of fund uses. The joint powers board shall allocate all revenues
22.25from the taxes imposed under this section in conformance with the following priority order:
22.26(1) payment of debt service necessary for the fiscal year on bonds or other
22.27obligations issued prior to January 1, 2011, under subdivision 7; and
22.28(2) as otherwise authorized under this section.

22.29    Sec. 3. METROPOLITAN LIVABLE COMMUNITIES FUND; TRANSFERS.
22.30    (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.25 to 473.255, or any other
22.31law, the Metropolitan Council may transfer to its transit operating budget in 2011, 2012,
22.32and 2013 up to 100 percent of the sum of balances in, revenues in, and amounts otherwise
22.33credited, transferred, or distributed to, each of the following accounts in 2011, 2012,
22.34and 2013:
23.1(1) the tax base revitalization account pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section
23.2473.252;
23.3(2) the livable communities demonstration account pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
23.4section 473.253; and
23.5(3) the local housing incentives account pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section
23.6473.254.
23.7(b) The council may not transfer funds under this section that are committed to
23.8grant or loan awards made by the council.
23.9    (c) The council shall use any amounts transferred under this section to cover
23.10operating deficits for transit services provided or assisted by the council under Minnesota
23.11Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449. If the council transfers funds pursuant to this
23.12section, the council shall amend the annual distribution plan described in Minnesota
23.13Statutes, section 473.25, paragraph (d), and include information about the transfer in the
23.14annual report required under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.25, paragraph (e).

23.15    Sec. 4. RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION LOAN FUND; TRANSFERS.
23.16    (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 473.167, or any other law, the
23.17Metropolitan Council may transfer to its transit operating budget in 2011, 2012, and 2013
23.18up to 100 percent of the amounts levied and collected in 2011, 2012, and 2013 under
23.19Minnesota Statutes, section 473.167, subdivision 3. The council shall use the amounts
23.20transferred to cover operating deficits for transit services provided or assisted by the
23.21council under Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.
23.22(b) If the council transfers funds pursuant to this section, the council shall within two
23.23weeks notify the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
23.24jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the transfers.

23.25    Sec. 5. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL OPERATING BUDGET; TRANSFERS.
23.26    (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473, or any other law, the
23.27Metropolitan Council may transfer to its transit operating budget in 2011, 2012, and
23.282013 up to 100 percent of the amounts levied and collected in 2011, 2012, and 2013,
23.29respectively, under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.249, that are otherwise budgeted in
23.30that year in the council's operating budget under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.13, for
23.31the following departments or functions:
23.32(1) government affairs;
23.33(2) public affairs;
23.34(3) regional systems planning and growth strategy; and
24.1(4) local planning assistance.
24.2(b) The council may not transfer funds under this section that are identified for or
24.3committed to grant or loan awards made by the council.
24.4(c) The council shall use the amounts transferred to cover operating deficits for transit
24.5services provided or assisted by the council under Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.371 to
24.6473.449. If the council transfers funds pursuant to this section, the council shall within
24.7two weeks notify the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
24.8with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the transfers.

24.9ARTICLE 3
24.10TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT

24.11    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.11, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
24.12    Subd. 3a. Part three: detailed capital budget. The detailed capital budget must
24.13include recommendations for capital projects to be funded during the next six fiscal years
24.14and, if applicable, must meet the requirements under section 174.93, subdivision 1a. It
24.15must be submitted with projects recommended by the governor and in order of importance
24.16among that agency's requests as determined by the agency originating the request.

24.17    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.86, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
24.18    Subd. 3a. Information provided. All requests for state assistance under this section
24.19must include the following information:
24.20(1) the name of the political subdivision that will own the capital project for which
24.21state assistance is being requested;
24.22(2) the public purpose of the project;
24.23(3) the extent to which the political subdivision has or expects to provide local,
24.24private, user financing, or other nonstate funding for the project;
24.25(4) a list of the bondable activities that the project encompasses; examples of
24.26bondable activities are public improvements of a capital nature for land acquisition,
24.27predesign, design, construction, and furnishing and equipping for occupancy;
24.28(5) whether the project will require new or additional state operating subsidies;
24.29(6) whether the governing body of the political subdivision requesting the project
24.30has passed a resolution in support of the project and has established priorities for all
24.31projects within its jurisdiction for which bonding appropriations are requested when
24.32submitting multiple requests; and
24.33(7) if the project requires a predesign under section 16B.335, whether the predesign
24.34has been completed at the time the capital project request is submitted, and whether
25.1the political subdivision has submitted the project predesign to the commissioner of
25.2administration for review and approval; and
25.3(8) if applicable, the information required under section 174.93, subdivision 1a.

25.4    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 161.04, is amended by adding a subdivision
25.5to read:
25.6    Subd. 6. Trunk highway economic development account. (a) The trunk highway
25.7economic development account is created in the trunk highway fund. Money in the
25.8account is annually appropriated to the commissioner and does not lapse. Interest earned
25.9from investment of money in this account must be deposited in the trunk highway
25.10economic development account.
25.11(b) Money in the account must be used to fund construction, reconstruction, and
25.12improvement of trunk highways that will promote economic development, increase
25.13employment, and relieve growing traffic congestion.
25.14(c) The commissioner shall design a project application and selection process to
25.15distribute money in the account. The process must include specified eligibility and
25.16prioritizing criteria.
25.17(d) Money in the account must be allocated 50 percent to the department's
25.18metropolitan district, and 50 percent to districts in greater Minnesota except as provided
25.19in this paragraph. If there are not sufficient project applications that meet eligibility and
25.20prioritizing criteria in either the metropolitan district or greater Minnesota districts to
25.21permit an equal division of available money, the commissioner shall fund projects that
25.22meet the selection criteria without regard to location in the state.

25.23    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 162.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
25.24    Subdivision 1. Estimate. (a) By December 15 of each year the commissioner shall
25.25estimate the amount of money that will be available to the county state-aid highway fund
25.26during that fiscal year. The amount available must be based on actual receipts from July
25.271 through November 30 October 31, the unallocated fund balance, and the projected
25.28receipts for the remainder of the fiscal year. The amount available, except for deductions
25.29as provided in this section, shall be apportioned by the commissioner to the counties as
25.30provided in section 162.07.
25.31    (b) For purposes of this section, "amount available" means the amount estimated in
25.32paragraph (a).

25.33    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 162.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
26.1    Subdivision 1. Estimate of accruals. By December 15 of each year the
26.2commissioner shall estimate the amount of money that will be available to the municipal
26.3state-aid street fund during that fiscal year. The amount available is based on actual
26.4receipts from July 1 through November 30 October 31, the unallocated fund balance, and
26.5the projected receipts for the remainder of the fiscal year. The total available, except for
26.6deductions as provided herein, shall be apportioned by the commissioner to the cities
26.7having a population of 5,000 or more as hereinafter provided.

26.8    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 168.12, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
26.9    Subd. 5. Additional fee. (a) In addition to any fee otherwise authorized or any tax
26.10otherwise imposed upon any vehicle, the payment of which is required as a condition to
26.11the issuance of any plate or plates, the commissioner shall impose the fee specified in
26.12paragraph (b) that is calculated to cover the cost of manufacturing and issuing the plate
26.13or plates, except for plates issued to disabled veterans as defined in section 168.031 and
26.14plates issued pursuant to section 168.124, 168.125, or 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17,
26.15for passenger automobiles. The commissioner shall issue graphic design plates only
26.16for vehicles registered pursuant to section 168.017 and recreational vehicles registered
26.17pursuant to section 168.013, subdivision 1g.
26.18    (b) Unless otherwise specified or exempted by statute, the following plate and
26.19validation sticker fees apply for the original, duplicate, or replacement issuance of a
26.20plate in a plate year:
26.21
License Plate
Single
Double
26.22
Regular and Disability
$
4.50
$
6.00
26.23
Special
$
8.50
$
10.00
26.24
Personalized (Replacement)
$
10.00
$
14.00
26.25
Collector Category
$
13.50
$
15.00
26.26
Emergency Vehicle Display
$
3.00
$
6.00
26.27
Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive
$
2.50
26.28
Vertical Motorcycle Plate
$
100.00
NA
26.29
Stickers
26.30
Duplicate year
$
1.00
$
1.00
26.31
International Fuel Tax Agreement
$
2.50
26.32    (c) For vehicles that require two of the categories above, the registrar shall only
26.33charge the higher of the two fees and not a combined total.
26.34(d) As part of procedures for payment of the fee under paragraph (b), the
26.35commissioner shall allow a vehicle owner to add to the fee a $2 donation for the purposes
26.36of public information and education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075.
27.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2012.

27.2    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 168.1253, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
27.3    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The terms used in this section have the meanings
27.4given them in this subdivision.
27.5(b) "Active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05, subdivision 5.
27.6(c) "Eligible person" means a surviving spouse or, child, parent or legal guardian, or
27.7sibling of a person who has died while serving honorably in active service. For purposes
27.8of this section, an eligibility relationship may be established by birth or adoption.
27.9(d) "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle for personal use, not used for commercial
27.10purposes, and may include a passenger automobile, motorcycle, recreational vehicle,
27.11pickup truck, or van.
27.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2011, for registrations
27.13applied for or renewed on or after that date.

27.14    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
27.15    Subd. 5. Fees; proceeds deposited; appropriation. The commissioner, with
27.16respect to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each
27.17permit issued. All such fees for permits issued by the commissioner of transportation shall
27.18be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the trunk highway fund. Except for
27.19those annual permits for which the permit fees are specified elsewhere in this chapter, the
27.20fees shall be:
27.21    (a) $15 for each single trip permit.
27.22    (b) $36 for each job permit. A job permit may be issued for like loads carried on
27.23a specific route for a period not to exceed two months. "Like loads" means loads of the
27.24same product, weight, and dimension.
27.25    (c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive
27.26months. Annual permits may be issued for:
27.27    (1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis adversely affecting the safety
27.28or well-being of the public;
27.29    (2) motor vehicles which travel on interstate highways and carry loads authorized
27.30under subdivision 1a;
27.31    (3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized under section 169.826,
27.32subdivision 1a
;
27.33    (4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863;
27.34    (5) motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding ten feet in width;
28.1    (6) noncommercial transportation of a boat by the owner or user of the boat;
28.2    (7) motor vehicles carrying bales of agricultural products authorized under section
28.3169.862 ; and
28.4(8) special milk-hauling vehicles authorized under section 169.867.
28.5    (d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12
28.6consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued for:
28.7    (1) mobile cranes;
28.8    (2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies;
28.9    (3) manufactured homes and manufactured storage buildings;
28.10    (4) implements of husbandry;
28.11    (5) double-deck buses;
28.12    (6) commercial boat hauling and transporting waterfront structures including, but
28.13not limited to, portable boat docks and boat lifts;
28.14    (7) three-vehicle combinations consisting of two empty, newly manufactured trailers
28.15for cargo, horses, or livestock, not to exceed 28-1/2 feet per trailer; provided, however,
28.16the permit allows the vehicles to be moved from a trailer manufacturer to a trailer dealer
28.17only while operating on twin-trailer routes designated under section 169.81, subdivision 3,
28.18paragraph (c); and
28.19(8) vehicles operating on that portion of marked Trunk Highway 36 described in
28.20section 169.81, subdivision 3, paragraph (e).
28.21    (e) For vehicles which have axle weights exceeding the weight limitations of
28.22sections 169.823 to 169.829, an additional cost added to the fees listed above. However,
28.23this paragraph applies to any vehicle described in section 168.013, subdivision 3,
28.24paragraph (b), but only when the vehicle exceeds its gross weight allowance set forth in
28.25that paragraph, and then the additional cost is for all weight, including the allowance
28.26weight, in excess of the permitted maximum axle weight. The additional cost is equal
28.27to the product of the distance traveled times the sum of the overweight axle group cost
28.28factors shown in the following chart:
28.29
Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors
28.30
Weight (pounds)
Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of:
28.31
28.32
28.33
28.34
28.35
exceeding weight
limitations on axles
Two
consecutive
axles spaced
within 8 feet
or less
Three
consecutive
axles spaced
within 9 feet
or less
Four consecutive
axles spaced within
14 feet or less
28.36
0-2,000
.12
.05
.04
28.37
2,001-4,000
.14
.06
.05
28.38
4,001-6,000
.18
.07
.06
29.1
6,001-8,000
.21
.09
.07
29.2
8,001-10,000
.26
.10
.08
29.3
10,001-12,000
.30
.12
.09
29.4
29.5
12,001-14,000
Not
permitted
.14
.11
29.6
29.7
14,001-16,000
Not
permitted
.17
.12
29.8
29.9
16,001-18,000
Not
permitted
.19
.15
29.10
29.11
18,001-20,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.16
29.12
29.13
20,001-22,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.20
29.14The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle or axle group. The
29.15additional cost does not apply to paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (3).
29.16For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted weight, a cost-per-mile
29.17fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed
29.18in addition to the normal permit fee. Miles must be calculated based on the distance
29.19already traveled in the state plus the distance from the point of detection to a transportation
29.20loading site or unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the state.
29.21    (f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit may be issued for overweight,
29.22or oversize and overweight, mobile cranes; construction equipment, machinery, and
29.23supplies; implements of husbandry; and commercial boat hauling. The fees for the permit
29.24are as follows:
29.25
Gross Weight (pounds) of Vehicle
Annual Permit Fee
29.26
90,000
or less
$200
29.27
90,001
- 100,000
$300
29.28
100,001
- 110,000
$400
29.29
110,001
- 120,000
$500
29.30
120,001
- 130,000
$600
29.31
130,001
- 140,000
$700
29.32
140,001
- 145,000
$800
29.33If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 145,000 pounds the permit fee is determined
29.34under paragraph (e).
29.35    (g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set forth in section 169.80 by
29.36more than 72 inches, an additional cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a)
29.37when the permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to section 169.87 are
29.38in effect.
30.1    (h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 months, for
30.2refuse-compactor vehicles that carry a gross weight of not more than: 22,000 pounds on
30.3a single rear axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to section 169.828,
30.4subdivision 2
, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear axle. A permit issued for up to 46,000
30.5pounds on a tridem rear axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000
30.6pounds.
30.7    (i) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section 169.8261. The fee under this
30.8paragraph must be deposited as follows:
30.9    (1) in fiscal years 2005 through 2010:
30.10    (i) the first $50,000 in each fiscal year must be deposited in the trunk highway fund
30.11for costs related to administering the permit program and inspecting and posting bridges;
30.12    (ii) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be deposited in a bridge inspection
30.13and signing account in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is appropriated
30.14to the commissioner for:
30.15    (A) inspection of local bridges and identification of local bridges to be posted,
30.16including contracting with a consultant for some or all of these functions; and
30.17    (B) erection of weight-posting signs on local bridges; and
30.18    (2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years must be deposited in the trunk highway
30.19fund.
30.20    (j) Beginning August 1, 2006, $200 for an annual permit for a vehicle operating
30.21under authority of section 169.824, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2).
30.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

30.23    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
30.24    Subd. 2. Fees. (a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are
30.25as follows:
30.26
Classified Driver's License
D-$22.25
C-$26.25
B-$33.25
A-$41.25
30.27
Classified Under-21 D.L.
D-$22.25
C-$26.25
B-$33.25
A-$21.25
30.28
Enhanced Driver's License
D-$37.25
C-$41.25
B-$48.25
A-$56.25
30.29
Instruction Permit
$10.25
30.30
30.31
Enhanced Instruction
Permit
$25.25
30.32
Provisional License
$13.25
30.33
30.34
Enhanced Provisional
License
$28.25
30.35
30.36
30.37
Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
$11.75
31.1
31.2
31.3
31.4
Enhanced Duplicate
License or enhanced
duplicate identification
card
$26.75
31.5
31.6
31.7
31.8
31.9
31.10
31.11
Minnesota identification
card or Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section 171.07,
subdivisions 3
and 3a
$16.25
31.12
31.13
Enhanced Minnesota
identification card
$31.25
31.14    In addition to each fee required in this paragraph, the commissioner shall collect a
31.15surcharge of $1.75 until June 30, 2012. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be
31.16credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in the special revenue fund
31.17under section 299A.705.
31.18    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
31.19has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
31.20169A.35 , or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for crash-related moving
31.21violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall have a
31.22$3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation"
31.23has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.
31.24    (c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
31.25commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant
31.26or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for
31.27processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The
31.28department shall not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the
31.29endorsement.
31.30(d) An application for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, provisional
31.31license, or driver's license, including an application for renewal, must contain a provision
31.32that allows the applicant to add to the fee under paragraph (a) a $2 donation for the
31.33purposes of public information and education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075.
31.34EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2012.

31.35    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.0701, is amended to read:
31.36171.0701 DRIVER EDUCATION CONTENT.
31.37    Subdivision 1. Driver education requirements. (a) The commissioner shall adopt
31.38rules requiring a minimum of 30 minutes of instruction, beginning January 1, 2007,
32.1relating to organ and tissue donations and the provisions of section 171.07, subdivision
32.25
, for persons enrolled in driver education programs offered at public schools, private
32.3schools, and commercial driver training schools.
32.4    (b) The commissioner shall adopt rules for persons enrolled in driver education
32.5programs offered at public schools, private schools, and commercial driver training
32.6schools, requiring inclusion in the course of instruction, by January 1, 2009, a section on
32.7awareness and safe interaction with commercial motor vehicle traffic. The rules must
32.8require classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training that includes, but is not
32.9limited to, truck stopping distances, proper distances for following trucks, identification of
32.10truck blind spots, and avoidance of driving in truck blind spots.
32.11    (c) By January 1, 2012, the commissioner shall adopt rules for persons enrolled in
32.12driver education programs offered at public schools, private schools, and commercial
32.13driver training schools, requiring inclusion in the course of instruction of a section on
32.14carbon monoxide poisoning. The instruction must include but is not limited to: (1) a
32.15description of the characteristics of carbon monoxide; (2) a review of the risks and
32.16potential speed of death from carbon monoxide poisoning; and (3) specific suggestions
32.17regarding vehicle idling practices.
32.18    Subd. 2. Rulemaking. The rules adopted by the commissioner under paragraph
32.19(b) this section are exempt from the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14. The rules are
32.20subject to section 14.386, except that notwithstanding paragraph (b) of section 14.386, the
32.21rules continue in effect until repealed or superseded by other law or rule.
32.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

32.23    Sec. 11. [171.075] ANATOMICAL GIFTS.
32.24    Subdivision 1. Anatomical gift account. An anatomical gift account is established
32.25in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds donated under sections
32.26168.12, subdivision 5, and 171.06, subdivision 2, and any other money donated,
32.27allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. Money in the account is
32.28annually appropriated to the commissioner for: (1) grants under subdivision 2; and (2)
32.29administrative expenses in implementing the donation and grant program.
32.30    Subd. 2. Anatomical gift education grants. (a) The commissioner shall make
32.31grants to: (1) a Minnesota organ procurement organization that is certified by the federal
32.32Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; or (2) an entity that is a charitable entity
32.33under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as defined in section 289A.02,
32.34subdivision 7, and is dedicated to advocacy for organ, tissue, and eye donation.
33.1(b) From a grant under this section, the recipient shall provide resources and
33.2implement programs designed to increase the number of Minnesotans who register to
33.3be organ, tissue, and eye donors.
33.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2012.

33.5    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
33.6    Subdivision 1. Examination subjects and locations; provisions for color
33.7blindness, disabled veterans. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the
33.8commissioner shall examine each applicant for a driver's license by such agency as the
33.9commissioner directs. This examination must include:
33.10(1) a test of the applicant's eyesight;
33.11(2) a test of the applicant's ability to read and understand highway signs regulating,
33.12warning, and directing traffic;
33.13(3) a test of the applicant's knowledge of (i) traffic laws; knowledge of (ii) the effects
33.14of alcohol and drugs on a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and legally,
33.15and of the legal penalties and financial consequences resulting from violations of laws
33.16prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or
33.17drugs; knowledge of (iii) railroad grade crossing safety; knowledge of (iv) slow-moving
33.18vehicle safety; knowledge of (v) laws relating to pupil transportation safety, including the
33.19significance of school bus lights, signals, stop arm, and passing a school bus; knowledge
33.20of (vi) traffic laws related to bicycles; and (vii) the circumstances and dangers of carbon
33.21monoxide poisoning;
33.22(4) an actual demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control
33.23in the operation of a motor vehicle; and
33.24(5) other physical and mental examinations as the commissioner finds necessary to
33.25determine the applicant's fitness to operate a motor vehicle safely upon the highways,
33.26provided, further however,.
33.27(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), no driver's license shall may be denied an
33.28applicant on the exclusive grounds that the applicant's eyesight is deficient in color
33.29perception. Provided, however, that War veterans operating motor vehicles especially
33.30equipped for disabled persons, shall, if otherwise entitled to a license, must be granted
33.31such license.
33.32(c) The commissioner shall make provision for giving these the examinations under
33.33this subdivision either in the county where the applicant resides or at a place adjacent
33.34thereto reasonably convenient to the applicant.
34.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2012.

34.2    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.13, is amended by adding a subdivision
34.3to read:
34.4    Subd. 1l. Driver's manual; carbon monoxide. The commissioner shall include in
34.5each edition of the driver's manual published by the department after August 1, 2011, a
34.6section that includes up-to-date lifesaving information on carbon monoxide poisoning.
34.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

34.8    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 174.93, is amended to read:
34.9174.93 GUIDEWAY INVESTMENT.
34.10    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
34.11have the meanings given:
34.12(1) "commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation; and
34.13(2) "guideway" means a form of transportation service provided to the public on a
34.14regular and ongoing basis, that operates on exclusive or controlled rights-of-way or rails
34.15in whole or in part, and includes each line for intercity passenger rail, commuter rail, light
34.16rail transit, streetcars, and bus rapid transit; and
34.17(3) "local unit of government" means a county, statutory or home rule charter city,
34.18town, or other political subdivision including, but not limited to, a regional railroad
34.19authority or joint powers board.
34.20(b) For purposes of this section, "sources of funds" includes, but is not limited to,
34.21money from federal aid, state appropriations, the Metropolitan Council, special taxing
34.22districts, local units of government, fare box recovery, and nonpublic sources.
34.23(c) For purposes of this section, "budget activity" includes, but is not limited
34.24to, environmental analysis, land acquisition, easements, design, preliminary and
34.25final engineering, acquisition of vehicles and rolling stock, track improvement and
34.26rehabilitation, and construction.
34.27    Subd. 1a. Capital project requests to legislature. A state agency or local unit of
34.28government that submits a request to the legislature to obtain state funds for a guideway
34.29project shall, as part of the request, provide a summary financial plan for the project that
34.30presents the following information as reflected by the data and level of detail available in
34.31the latest phase of project development:
35.1(1) capital expenditures and funding sources for the project, including expenditures
35.2to date and total projected or estimated expenditures, with a breakdown by committed and
35.3proposed sources of funds; and
35.4(2) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures for the project, with a
35.5breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds.
35.6    Subd. 2. Legislative report. (a) By November 15 in every odd-numbered year,
35.7the commissioner shall prepare, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Council, and
35.8submit a report electronically to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house
35.9of representatives and senate legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation
35.10policy and finance concerning the status of guideway projects (1) currently in study,
35.11planning, development, or construction; (2) identified in the transportation policy plan
35.12under section 473.146; or (3) identified in the comprehensive statewide freight and
35.13passenger rail plan under section 174.03, subdivision 1b.
35.14(b) At a minimum, the report must include, for each guideway project:
35.15(1) a brief description of the project, including projected ridership;
35.16(2) a summary of the overall status and current phase of the project;
35.17(3) a timeline that includes (i) project phases or milestones; (ii) expected and known
35.18dates of commencement of each phase or milestone; and (iii) expected and known dates
35.19of completion of each phase or milestone;
35.20(4) a brief progress update on specific project phases or milestones completed since
35.21the last previous submission of a report under this subdivision; and
35.22(5) a summary financial plan that identifies, as reflected by the data and level of
35.23detail available in the latest phase of project development and to the extent available:
35.24(i) capital expenditures, including expenditures to date and total projected
35.25expenditures, with a breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds for the
35.26project; and
35.27(ii) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures reflecting the level
35.28of detail available in the current phase of the project development, with a breakdown by
35.29committed and proposed sources of funds for the projects in the Metropolitan Council's
35.30transportation policy plan. project; and
35.31(iii) if feasible, project expenditures by budget activity.
35.32(c) The report must also include a systemwide capacity analysis for investment in
35.33guideway expansion and maintenance that:
35.34(1) provides a funding projection, annually over the ensuing 20 years, and with a
35.35breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds, of:
35.36(i) total capital expenditures for guideways;
36.1(ii) total operations and maintenance expenditures for guideways;
36.2(iii) total funding available for guideways, including from projected or estimated
36.3farebox recovery; and
36.4(iv) total funding available for transit service in the metropolitan area; and
36.5(2) evaluates the availability of funds and distribution of sources of funds for
36.6guideway investments.
36.7(d) The projection under paragraph (c), clause (1), must be for all guideway lines
36.8for which state funds are reasonably expected to be expended in planning, development,
36.9construction, or revenue operation during the ensuing 20 years.
36.10(e) Local units of government shall provide assistance and information in a timely
36.11manner as requested by the commissioner or council for completion of the report.

36.12    Sec. 15. REPORT ON VEHICLE CRIMES UNIT.
36.13By February 1, 2015, the commissioner of public safety shall submit a report to the
36.14legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation finance on the revenues
36.15generated by the Vehicle Crimes Unit. This report must be made available electronically
36.16and made available in print only upon request.

36.17    Sec. 16. REPORT ON ANATOMICAL GIFT ACCOUNT.
36.18The commissioner of public safety shall report to the chairs of the legislative
36.19committees having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance on the receipts and
36.20expenditures under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.075. The commissioner shall submit
36.21the report by February 1, 2013.

36.22    Sec. 17. REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
36.23The revisor of statutes shall recodify Minnesota Statutes, section 171.13,
36.24subdivisions 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g, 1h, 1i, 1j, 1k, and 1l, as Minnesota Statutes, section
36.25171.0705. The revisor shall correct any cross-references made necessary by this
36.26recodification.
36.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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