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HF 1162

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/04/2013 01:59pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; highways; amending MnPASS authority and revenue
allocation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 160.845; 160.93,
subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.845, is amended to read:


160.845 RESTRICTIONS ON TOLL FACILITY.

(a) A road authority, including the governing body of a city, or a private operator
may not convert, transfer, or utilize any portion of a highway to impose tolls or for use
as a toll facility. A road authority, including the governing body of a city, or a private
operator may not limit operation of a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 16, to a toll facility or otherwise require that a commercial motor
vehicle use the tolled portion of a highway.

(b) This section does not apply tonew text begin:new text end

(1) any toll facility or high-occupancy vehicle lane constructed, converted, or
established before September 1, 2007deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end

(2) any additional lane, including a priced dynamic shoulder lane, high-occupancy
vehicle lane, or high-occupancy toll lane, added to a highway after September 1, 2007deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;new text end

(3) any other general purpose lane that adds capacitydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4) any lane adding capacity that is operated temporarily as a general purpose or
auxiliary lane until the commissioner converts the lane to a high-occupancy toll lane; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any general purpose or auxiliary lane that the commissioner converts to a
high-occupancy toll lane, provided that the commissioner may convert a general purpose
lane under this clause only after (i) adding capacity in the same segment of highway, and
(ii) designating that segment of highway as a MnPASS corridor under section 160.93 in
the department's metro district highway investment plan.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.93, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees authorized.

To improve efficiency and provide more options
to individuals traveling in a trunk highway corridor, the commissioner of transportation
may charge user fees to owners or operators of single-occupant vehicles using dynamic
shoulder lanes as designated by the commissioner deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end any designated high-occupancy
vehicle lanesnew text begin, and any other high-occupancy toll lanesnew text end. The fees may be collected using
electronic or other toll-collection methods and may vary in amount with the time of day
and level of traffic congestion within the corridor. The commissioner shall consult with
the Metropolitan Council and obtain necessary federal authorizations before implementing
user fees on a high-occupancy vehicle lane or dynamic shoulder lane. Fees under this
section are not subject to section 16A.1283.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.93, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Deposit of revenues; deleted text beginappropriationdeleted text endnew text begin appropriationsnew text end.

(a) Except as
provided in subdivision 2a, money collected from fees authorized under subdivision 1
must be deposited in a high-occupancy vehicle lane user fee account in the special revenue
fund. A separate account must be established for each trunk highway corridornew text begin in which the
MnPASS system is established
new text end. Money in deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin eachnew text end account isnew text begin annuallynew text end appropriated to the
commissionernew text begin as provided in this subdivisionnew text end.

(b) From deleted text beginthisdeleted text endnew text begin eachnew text end appropriation the commissioner shall first deleted text beginrepay the trunk
highway fund and any other fund source for money spent to install, equip, or modify the
corridor for the purposes of subdivision 1, and then shall
deleted text end pay all the costs of deleted text beginimplementing
and
deleted text end administeringnew text begin, operating, and maintainingnew text end the fee collection system for that corridornew text begin,
including payments for tolling and related equipment. The commissioner may allocate
payments for shared administrative costs from each account established under this section
new text end.

(c) The commissioner shall spend remaining money deleted text beginin the accountdeleted text endnew text begin from each
appropriation
new text end as follows:

(1)new text begin in the MnPASS corridor for Route No. 10, signed as Interstate Highway 394 on
the effective date of this section:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end one-half must be spent for transportation capital improvements within the
corridor; and

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end one-half must be transferred to the Metropolitan Council for expansion
and improvement of bus transit services within the corridor beyond the level of service
provided on the date of implementation of subdivision 1deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) in any other MnPASS corridor established under this section, except as provided
in subdivision 2a, the funds must be spent for transportation capital improvements within
that corridor.
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