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HF 1351D

Conference Committee Report - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 01/15/2013 08:27pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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1.1CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 1351
1.2A bill for an act
1.3relating to transportation; modifying or adding provisions related to geotechnical
1.4investigations before eminent domain proceedings, the highway sign franchise
1.5program, streets and highways, highway safety rest areas, highway construction
1.6bids and training, town road abandonment, bridges, special mobile equipment,
1.7motor vehicle titles, motor vehicle transfers, traffic regulations, flammable
1.8liquid definition, drivers' licenses and identification cards, driver records and
1.9education, the Real ID Act, traffic-control signals, transportation goals and
1.10mission, statewide transportation plan, metropolitan transportation system
1.11performance evaluations, transportation contracts, rail service improvement, use
1.12of rail bank property, local airports, towing, vehicle impoundments, transit and
1.13paratransit, special transportation, small vehicle passenger service, transportation
1.14accessibility, transit ways and facilities, light rail transit, vehicle license plates,
1.15vehicle size and weight restrictions, vehicle load limits and permits, paper
1.16product vehicle routes and permits, definition of full-size pickup truck, vehicle
1.17idle reduction technology, commercial vehicles and drivers, vehicle registration,
1.18insurance requirements for vehicles owned by charitable organizations, the
1.19Unified Carrier Registration Agreement, household goods movers, obsolete
1.20motor carrier laws and conforming changes, railroad company requirements,
1.21the position of state rail safety inspector, and the Railroad Walkways Safety
1.22Act; requiring studies and reports; imposing penalties; making clarifying
1.23and technical changes; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes
1.242006, sections 117.041, by adding a subdivision; 160.02, subdivision 19, by
1.25adding a subdivision; 160.80; 161.14, subdivision 18, by adding subdivisions;
1.26161.32, subdivisions 1, 1b, 4; 164.06, subdivision 2; 165.01; 165.03; 168.011,
1.27subdivision 22; 168.013, subdivision 1e; 168.10, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d,
1.281g, 1h, 1i; 168.12, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e; 168A.01, by adding a
1.29subdivision; 168A.05, subdivisions 3, 5; 168A.10, subdivision 1; 168A.101;
1.30168A.151, subdivision 1; 168A.153; 168B.04, subdivision 2; 168B.051,
1.31subdivision 2; 168B.06, subdivisions 1, 3; 168B.07, by adding subdivisions;
1.32168B.087, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 169.01, subdivisions 4c, 19,
1.3320, 78, by adding subdivisions; 169.041, subdivisions 1, 2; 169.06, subdivision
1.345; 169.14, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 169.34; 169.471, subdivision 1;
1.35169.781; 169.782, subdivision 1; 169.783, subdivision 1; 169.81, subdivisions
1.362, 3c; 169.823, subdivision 1; 169.824, subdivision 2; 169.8261; 169.86,
1.37subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 169.862; 169.864, subdivisions 1, 2;
1.38169.87, subdivision 4; 171.01, by adding a subdivision; 171.02, subdivision 1;
1.39171.06, subdivision 3; 171.07, subdivisions 1, 3; 171.12, subdivision 6; 171.14;
1.40174.01, subdivision 2; 174.02, subdivision 1a; 174.03, subdivision 1, by adding
1.41subdivisions; 174.24, subdivision 2a; 174.255, by adding a subdivision; 174.29,
1.42by adding subdivisions; 174.30, subdivisions 4, 9; 174.64, subdivisions 2, 4;
2.1174.66; 218.021, subdivision 1; 218.041, subdivision 6; 221.011, subdivision
2.28, by adding a subdivision; 221.025; 221.026; 221.031, subdivisions 1, 6;
2.3221.0314, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision; 221.033, subdivision 2d;
2.4221.036, subdivisions 1, 3; 221.037, subdivision 1; 221.091, subdivision 2;
2.5221.131; 221.132; 221.141, subdivisions 1, 4; 221.185; 221.221, subdivision 3;
2.6221.231; 221.291, subdivision 4; 221.60, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision;
2.7222.50, subdivision 7; 222.63, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 299F.60,
2.8subdivision 1; 299J.16, subdivision 1; 325F.665, by adding a subdivision;
2.9473.1466; 473.166; 473.386, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 3; 473.399; 473.3993,
2.10subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 473.3994; 473.3997; 473.4051;
2.11473.408, by adding subdivisions; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter
2.121, article 4, section 39; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
2.13chapters 160; 161; 169; 174; 219; 221; 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006,
2.14sections 168A.05, subdivision 5a; 174.65; 221.011, subdivisions 24, 25, 28, 29,
2.1538, 41, 44, 45; 221.0252, subdivision 7; 221.072; 221.111; 221.121, subdivisions
2.161, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f, 7; 221.122; 221.123; 221.131, subdivisions
2.172a, 3; 221.141, subdivision 6; 221.151; 221.152; 221.153, subdivisions 1, 2;
2.18221.161; 221.171; 221.172, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 221.296, subdivisions 3,
2.194, 5, 6, 7, 8; 221.60, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 6; 221.601; 221.602; 325E.0951,
2.20subdivision 3a; 473.1465; 473.247; 473.3994, subdivision 13; Laws 1999,
2.21chapter 230, section 44.
April 10, 2008
2.23The Honorable Margaret Anderson Kelliher
2.24Speaker of the House of Representatives
2.25The Honorable James P. Metzen
2.26President of the Senate
2.27We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 1351 report that we have agreed upon
2.28the items in dispute and recommend as follows:
2.29That the Senate recede from its amendments and that H. F. No. 1351 be further
2.30amended as follows:
2.31Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

2.32"ARTICLE 1
2.33TRANSPORTATION POLICY

2.34    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 117.041, is amended by adding a
2.35subdivision to read:
2.36    Subd. 3. Geotechnical investigation before eminent domain proceedings. (a) A
2.37state agency by order of the commissioner or a political subdivision by resolution may
2.38enter property for purposes of investigation, monitoring, testing, surveying, boring, or
2.39other similar activities necessary or appropriate to perform geotechnical investigations.
2.40    (b) At least ten days before entering the property, the state agency or political
2.41subdivision must serve notice on the property owner requesting permission to enter the
2.42property, stating the approximate time and purpose of the entry, and giving the owner the
2.43option of refusing entry. If the property owner refuses to consent to the entry, the state
2.44agency or political subdivision must apply for a court order authorizing the entry and the
3.1removal of any sample or portion from the property, giving notice of the court order to the
3.2property owner. The court shall issue an order if the state agency or political subdivision
3.3meets the standards in paragraph (a). Notices under this paragraph must be served in the
3.4same manner as a summons in a civil action.
3.5    (c) The state agency or political subdivision must not cause any unnecessary damage
3.6to the property and must compensate the property owner for any damages actually incurred
3.7as a result of the geotechnical investigations.

3.8    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 117.51, is amended to read:
3.9117.51 COOPERATION WITH FEDERAL AUTHORITIES;
3.10REESTABLISHMENT COSTS LIMIT.
3.11    Subdivision 1. Cooperation with federal authorities. In all acquisitions
3.12undertaken by any acquiring authority and in all voluntary rehabilitation carried out by a
3.13person pursuant to acquisition or as a consequence thereof, the acquiring authority shall
3.14cooperate to the fullest extent with federal departments and agencies, and it shall take all
3.15necessary action in order to insure, to the maximum extent possible, federal financial
3.16participation in any and all phases of acquisition, including the provision of relocation
3.17assistance, services, payments and benefits to displaced persons.
3.18    Subd. 2. Reestablishment costs limit. For purposes of relocation benefits paid
3.19by the acquiring authority in accordance with this section, the provisions of Code of
3.20Federal Regulations, title 49, part 24, with respect to reimbursement of reestablishment
3.21expenses for nonresidential moves are applicable, except that the acquiring authority shall
3.22reimburse the displaced business for eligible expenses up to a maximum of $50,000.
3.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from January 16, 2007.

3.24    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 117.52, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
3.25    Subd. 1a. Reestablishment costs limit. For purposes of relocation benefits paid
3.26by the acquiring authority in accordance with this section, the provisions of Code of
3.27Federal Regulations, title 49, section 24.304 part 24, with respect to reimbursement
3.28of reestablishment expenses for nonresidential moves are applicable, except that the
3.29acquiring authority shall reimburse the displaced business for eligible expenses actually
3.30incurred up to a maximum of $50,000.
3.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from January 16, 2007.

4.1    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
4.2to read:
4.3    Subd. 18a. Expressway. "Expressway" means a divided highway with partial
4.4control of access.

4.5    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.02, subdivision 19, is amended to read:
4.6    Subd. 19. Freeway or expressway. "Freeway" or "expressway" means a divided,
4.7controlled-access highway with four or more lanes full control of access.

4.8    Sec. 6. [160.2721] COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVERS AT REST AREAS.
4.9    (a) The commissioner shall allow a commercial motor vehicle operator who is
4.10subject to hours of service regulations under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
4.11395, to stop and park continuously, for a period of up to ten hours as necessary to comply
4.12with the hours of service regulations, at any Department of Transportation safety rest area
4.13or travel information center that has parking stalls designed to accommodate a commercial
4.14motor vehicle, as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 75.
4.15    (b) Any clause or provision in a lease or other agreement for the operation of a
4.16Department of Transportation safety rest area or travel information center that purports to
4.17limit the requirements under paragraph (a) is void and without effect.
4.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

4.19    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.80, is amended to read:
4.20160.80 SIGN FRANCHISE PROGRAM.
4.21    Subdivision 1. Commissioner may establish program. (a) The commissioner of
4.22transportation may establish a sign franchise program for the purpose of providing on the
4.23right-of-way of interstate and controlled-access trunk highways specific information on
4.24gas, food, camping, and lodging, and 24-hour pharmacies for the benefit of the motoring
4.25public.
4.26    (b) The sign franchise program must include urban interstate highways.
4.27    Subd. 1a. Eligibility criteria for business panels. (a) To be eligible for a business
4.28panel on a logo sign panel, a business establishment must:
4.29    (1) be open for business;
4.30    (2) have a sign on site that both identifies the business and is visible to motorists;
4.31    (3) be open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin,
4.32creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability;
5.1    (4) not impose a cover charge or otherwise require customers to purchase additional
5.2products or services; and
5.3    (5) meet the appropriate criteria in paragraphs (b) to (e) (f).
5.4    (b) Gas businesses must provide vehicle services including fuel and oil; restroom
5.5facilities and drinking water; continuous, staffed operation at least 12 hours a day, seven
5.6days a week; and public access to a telephone.
5.7    (c) Food businesses must serve at least two meals a day during normal mealtimes
5.8of breakfast, lunch, and dinner; provide a continuous, staffed food service operation at
5.9least ten hours a day, seven days a week except holidays as defined in section 645.44,
5.10subdivision 5
, and except as provided for seasonal food service businesses; provide
5.11seating capacity for at least 20 people; and possess any required state or local licensing or
5.12approval. Seasonal food service businesses must provide a continuous, staffed food service
5.13operation at least ten hours a day, seven days a week, during their months of operation.
5.14    (d) Lodging businesses must include sleeping accommodations, provide public
5.15access to a telephone, and possess any required state or local licensing or approval.
5.16    (e) Camping businesses must include sites for camping, include parking
5.17accommodations for each campsite, provide sanitary facilities and drinking water, and
5.18possess any required state or local licensing or approval.
5.19    (f) 24-hour pharmacy businesses must be continuously operated 24 hours per day,
5.20seven days per week, and must have a state-licensed pharmacist present and on duty at
5.21all times.
5.22    (g) Businesses that do not meet the appropriate criteria in paragraphs (b) to (e)
5.23but that have a signed lease as of January 1, 1998, may retain the business panel until
5.24December 31, 2005, or until they withdraw from the program, whichever occurs first,
5.25provided they continue to meet the criteria in effect in the department's contract with the
5.26logo sign vendor on August 1, 1995. After December 31, 2005, or after withdrawing
5.27from the program, a business must meet the appropriate criteria in paragraphs (a) to (e)
5.28to qualify for a business panel.
5.29    (g) (h) Seasonal businesses must indicate to motorists when they are open for
5.30business by either putting the full months of operation directly on the business panel or
5.31by having a "closed" plaque applied to the business panel when the business is closed
5.32for the season.
5.33    (h) (i) The maximum distance that an eligible business in Anoka, Carver, Dakota,
5.34Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington County can be located from the interchange is:
5.35for gas businesses, one mile; for food businesses, two miles; for lodging businesses and
5.3624-hour pharmacies, three miles; and for camping businesses, ten miles.
6.1    (i) (j) The maximum distance that an eligible business in any other county can be
6.2located from the interchange shall not exceed 15 miles in either direction, except the
6.3maximum distance that an eligible 24-hour pharmacy business can be located from the
6.4interchange shall not exceed three miles in either direction.
6.5    (j) (k) Logo sign panels must be erected so that motorists approaching an interchange
6.6view the panels in the following order: 24-hour pharmacy, camping, lodging, food, gas.
6.7    (k) (l) If there is insufficient space on a logo sign panel to display all eligible
6.8businesses for a specific type of service, the businesses closest to the interchange have
6.9priority over businesses farther away from the interchange.
6.10    Subd. 2. Franchises. The commissioner may, by public negotiation or bid, grant
6.11one or more franchises to qualified persons to erect and maintain, on the right-of-way of
6.12interstate and controlled-access trunk highways, signs informing the motoring public of
6.13gas, food, lodging, and camping facilities, and 24-hour pharmacies. A franchisee shall
6.14furnish, install, maintain, and replace signs for the benefit of advertisers who provide gas,
6.15food, lodging, and camping facilities, and 24-hour pharmacies for the general public, and
6.16lease advertising space on the signs to operators of these facilities.
6.17    Subd. 3. Costs. All costs incurred under the program established by this section
6.18must be paid under agreements negotiated between a franchisee and an advertiser or
6.19advertisers, unless otherwise provided in the contract between the commissioner and
6.20the franchisee.
6.21    Subd. 4. Contract requirements. (a) All contracts made by the commissioner
6.22with a franchisee must provide for:
6.23    (1) a requirement that the franchisee obtain liability insurance in an amount the
6.24commissioner determines, jointly insuring the state and the franchisee against all liability
6.25for claims for damages occurring wholly or in part because of the franchise; and
6.26    (2) reasonable standards for the size, design, erection, and maintenance of service
6.27information signs and the advertising logos thereon.
6.28    (b) The commissioner may require additional terms and conditions, including but
6.29not limited to provisions on the renewal and termination of the agreement, and in the event
6.30of termination the rights of the state and franchisee relative to the franchisee's advertising
6.31contracts.
6.32    Subd. 5. Restrictions. The commissioner shall take no action under this section
6.33which will result in the loss to the state of any federal highway construction funds.

6.34    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, subdivision 18, is amended to read:
7.1    Subd. 18. Voyageur Highway. The following route is named and designated the
7.2"Voyageur Highway":
7.3    (a) Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 26 on the boundary line between
7.4the states of Minnesota and Iowa; thence northerly along Trunk Highway No. 26 to its
7.5junction with Trunk Highway No. 61; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No.
7.661 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 10 in the city of St. Paul; thence extending
7.7in a general northwesterly direction along Trunk Highway No. 10 to its junction with
7.8Trunk Highway No. 371 at Little Falls; thence extending in a general northerly direction
7.9along Trunk Highway No. 371 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 210 at Brainerd;
7.10thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 210 to its junction with Trunk Highway
7.11No. 169 at Aitkin; thence in a general northerly direction along Trunk Highway No. 169
7.12to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 2 at Grand Rapids, except that portion that is
7.13designated as the Jim Oberstar Causeway; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway
7.14No. 2 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 71 at Bemidji; thence northeasterly along
7.15Trunk Highway No. 71 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 11 at Pelland; thence
7.16northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 53
7.17at International Falls; thence southeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 53 to its junction
7.18with Trunk Highway No. 61 Central Entrance at Duluth;. Beginning at a point on Trunk
7.19Highway No. 61 at its junction with Interstate Highway 35 and thence northeasterly
7.20along Trunk Highway No. 61 to the boundary line between the state of Minnesota and
7.21the province of Ontario, Canada.
7.22    (b) The route of the Voyageur Highway designated and described in clause (a) is
7.23supplemented by legs or alternative routes described as follows:
7.24    Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 1 at its junction with Trunk Highway
7.25No. 61 northerly of Silver Bay; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to Ely;
7.26thence southwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to its junction with Trunk Highway No.
7.27169; thence southerly and westerly along Trunk Highway No. 169 to its junction with
7.28Trunk Highway No. 53, and there terminating.
7.29    Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 11 at its junction with Trunk Highway
7.30No. 53 at International Falls; thence easterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its easterly
7.31terminus near Island View.
7.32    Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 33 at its junction with Interstate
7.33Highway marked I-35 southerly of Cloquet, thence northerly along Trunk Highway No.
7.3433 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 53.
7.35    (c) The commissioner of transportation shall:
7.36    (1) adopt a suitable marking design of signs or informational plaques;
8.1    (2) effect the installation of such signs or plaques in public waysides or other public
8.2areas as approved and designated by the commissioner.

8.3    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
8.4to read:
8.5    Subd. 57. Purple Heart Trail. Statutory Route No. 392, described in section
8.6161.12 and marked on the effective date of this section as Interstate Highway 94, is
8.7designated in its entirety within Minnesota as the Purple Heart Trail. Subject to section
8.8161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway
8.9and erect appropriate signs at each safety rest area located on the highway.

8.10    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
8.11to read:
8.12    Subd. 58. Dallas Sams Memorial Highway. That portion of Legislative Route No.
8.132, signed as Trunk Highway 210 on the date of final enactment of this section, from
8.14the city of Motley to the city of Staples, is designated as the "Dallas Sams Memorial
8.15Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable design to mark this
8.16highway and erect appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.

8.17    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
8.18to read:
8.19    Subd. 59. Walter F. Mondale Drive. Trunk Highway marked 53 from its
8.20intersection with Superior Street to its intersection with Central Entrance in the city of
8.21Duluth, as signed on the effective date of this section, is designated "Walter F. Mondale
8.22Drive." Subject to section 161.139, the commissioner of transportation shall adopt a
8.23suitable marking design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs.

8.24    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
8.25to read:
8.26    Subd. 60. Jim Oberstar Causeway. The causeway over Pokegama Lake on
8.27Trunk Highway 169 is designated the "Jim Oberstar Causeway." The commissioner of
8.28transportation shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway and erect appropriate
8.29signs, subject to section 161.139.

8.30    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
9.1    Subdivision 1. Advertisement for bids. The commissioner may conduct the work
9.2or any part of the work incidental to the construction and maintenance of the trunk
9.3highways by labor employed to do the work or by contract. In cases of construction work,
9.4the commissioner shall first advertise for bids for contracts, and if no satisfactory bids are
9.5received, may either reject all bids and readvertise, or do the work by labor employed to
9.6do the work. Except as provided in subdivision 3 or 4, when work is to be done under
9.7contract, the commissioner shall advertise for bids once each week for three successive
9.8weeks prior to the date the bids are to be received. The advertisement for bids must be
9.9published in a newspaper or other periodical of general circulation in the state and may be
9.10placed on the Internet. The plans and specifications for the proposed work must be on file
9.11in the commissioner's office prior to the first call for bids.

9.12    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:
9.13    Subd. 1b. Lowest responsible bidder; electronic bids. Bidders may submit
9.14bids electronically in a form and manner required by the commissioner; however, the
9.15commissioner may require that all bids of $5,000,000 and over for trunk highway contracts
9.16must be submitted electronically. Notwithstanding section 13.591, subdivision 3, or any
9.17other law or rule to the contrary, bids are not required to be opened and read in public if
9.18the commissioner publishes the public data specified by section 13.591, subdivision 3,
9.19on a state Web site immediately after the deadline for receipt of bids has passed. Bids
9.20for federal-aid highway projects must be conducted in accordance with Code of Federal
9.21Regulations, title 23, section 635. Trunk highway construction contracts, including
9.22design-build contracts, must be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, taking into
9.23consideration conformity with the specifications, the purpose for which the contract or
9.24purchase is intended, the status and capability of the vendor, and other considerations
9.25imposed in the call for bids. The commissioner may decide which is the lowest responsible
9.26bidder for all contracts and may use the principles of life-cycle costing, when appropriate,
9.27in determining the lowest overall bid. Any or all bids may be rejected. When competitive
9.28bids are required and all bids are rejected, new bids, if solicited, must be called for as in
9.29the first instance, unless otherwise provided by law.

9.30    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
9.31    Subd. 4. Trunk highways damaged by spring breakup. Contracts may be
9.32let for the repair and restoration of trunk highways damaged by spring breakup upon
9.33advertisement for bids and publication thereof in a newspaper or periodical of general
9.34circulation for a period of one week prior to the date such bids are to be received, and
10.1upon the mailing of such advertisements to all contractors who have filed a written request
10.2therefor.

10.3    Sec. 16. [161.3203] CONTRACTS FOR WORK FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY.
10.4    Subdivision 1. Privatization transportation contracts. For purposes of this
10.5section, "privatization transportation contract" means an enforceable agreement, or
10.6combination or series of agreements, by which a private contractor agrees with the
10.7commissioner of transportation to provide work (1) that is incidental to the construction
10.8or improvement of trunk highways, or (2) for maintenance of trunk highways. A
10.9privatization transportation contract does not include a design-build contract as defined
10.10in section 161.3410, subdivision 3, contracts awarded pursuant to section 161.32, work
10.11related to utility relocation, utility relocation agreements, state aid agreements, municipal
10.12agreements, interagency agreements, joint powers agreements, partnership agreements,
10.13and grant agreements. Privatization transportation contracts also do not include contracts
10.14related to aerial photos, asbestos investigation or abatement, communications, computer
10.15and information technology, construction contract administration, cultural resource
10.16investigations, electronic communications, environmental investigations, expert witnesses,
10.17contaminated soil investigations and remediation, geographic information systems,
10.18hydraulic and geotechnical studies, intelligent transportation systems, management
10.19support, mapping and photogrammetrics, market research, medical analysis, planning,
10.20public relations, right-of-way appraisals or acquisitions and field title investigations,
10.21research, relocation services, special studies, traffic studies and modeling, and employee
10.22training, and does not include services by persons licensed under sections 326.02 to 326.15.
10.23    Subd. 2. Applicability. This section applies to privatization transportation contracts
10.24in a total amount greater than $100,000. The requirements imposed by this section are in
10.25addition to, and do not supersede, the requirements of any other applicable section of law.
10.26    Subd. 3. Review of contract costs. (a) Before entering into a privatization
10.27transportation contract, the commissioner of transportation shall prepare a comprehensive
10.28written estimate of the cost of having the same work provided in the most cost-effective
10.29manner by agency employees. The cost estimate must include all costs of having agency
10.30employees provide the work, including the cost of pension, insurance, and other employee
10.31benefits. The cost estimate is nonpublic data, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision
10.329, until the day after the deadline for receipt of responses under paragraph (b), when
10.33it becomes public data.
10.34    (b) After soliciting and receiving responses, the commissioner shall publicly
10.35designate the responder to which it proposes to award the privatization contract. The
11.1commissioner shall prepare a comprehensive written estimate of the cost of the proposal
11.2based on the designated responder's bid, including the cost of a transition from public
11.3to private provision of the work, any additional unemployment and retirement benefits
11.4resulting from the transfer, and costs associated with monitoring the proposed contract. If
11.5the designated responder proposes to perform any or all of the desired services outside the
11.6state, the commissioner of transportation shall include in the cost estimate, as nearly as
11.7possible, any loss of sales and income tax revenue to the state. The cost estimate must
11.8not include trade secret data which is classified as nonpublic data under section 13.37,
11.9subdivision 2.
11.10    (c) Before entering into a privatization transportation contract for $250,000 or more,
11.11the commissioner shall determine that:
11.12    (1) the cost estimated under paragraph (b) will be lower than the cost estimated
11.13under paragraph (a);
11.14    (2) the quality of the work to be provided by the designated responder is likely
11.15to equal or exceed the quality of services that could be provided by Department of
11.16Transportation employees;
11.17    (3) the contract, together with other privatization transportation contracts to which
11.18the department is or has been party, will not reduce full-time equivalent positions within
11.19the department or result in layoffs; and
11.20    (4) the proposed privatization contract is in the public interest.
11.21    Subd. 4. Reports. Beginning in 2009, the commissioner shall provide, no later than
11.22September 1, an annual written report to the legislature, in compliance with sections
11.233.195 and 3.197, and shall submit the report to the chairs of the senate and house of
11.24representatives committees having jurisdiction over transportation. The report must list
11.25all privatization transportation contracts within the meaning of this section that were
11.26executed or performed, whether wholly or in part, in the previous fiscal year. The report
11.27must identify, with respect to each contract: the contractor; contract amount; duration;
11.28work, provided or to be provided; the comprehensive estimate derived under subdivision
11.293, paragraph (a); the comprehensive estimate derived under subdivision 3, paragraph
11.30(b); the actual cost to the agency of the contractor's performance of the contract; and for
11.31contracts of at least $250,000, a statement containing the commissioner's determinations
11.32under subdivision 3, paragraph (c).
11.33    Subd. 5. Short title. This section may be cited as the "Taxpayers' Transportation
11.34Accountability Act."

11.35    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.53, is amended to read:
12.1161.53 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
12.2    The commissioner may set aside in each fiscal year up to two percent of the
12.3total amount of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than county state-aid
12.4and municipal state-aid highway funds for transportation research including public and
12.5private research partnerships. The commissioner shall spend this money for (1) research
12.6to improve the design, construction, maintenance, management, and environmental
12.7compatibility of transportation systems; (2) research on transportation policies that
12.8enhance energy efficiency and economic development; (3) programs for implementing
12.9and monitoring research results; and (4) development of transportation education and
12.10outreach activities. Of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than state-aid
12.11funds, the commissioner shall spend at least 0.1 percent, but not exceeding $800,000
12.12$1,200,000 in any fiscal year, for research and related activities performed by the Center
12.13for Transportation Studies of the University of Minnesota. The center shall establish a
12.14technology transfer and training center for Minnesota transportation professionals.

12.15    Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 164.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
12.16    Subd. 2. Extinguishing interest in abandoned road. (a) After providing notice
12.17under section 366.01, subdivision 8 as required in paragraph (c), the town board may by
12.18resolution disclaim and extinguish a town interest in a town road without action under
12.19subdivision 1 if:
12.20    (1) the extinguishment is found by the town board to be in the public interest;
12.21    (2) the interest is not a fee interest;
12.22    (3) the interest was established more than 25 years earlier;
12.23    (4) the interest is not recorded or filed with the county recorder;
12.24    (5) no road improvement has been constructed on a right-of-way affected by the
12.25interest within the last 25 years; and
12.26    (6) no road maintenance on a right-of-way affected by the interest has occurred
12.27within the last 25 years.
12.28    (b) The resolution shall be filed with the county auditor and recorded with the
12.29county recorder.
12.30    (c) Not less than 30 days before the first meeting at which a resolution to disclaim
12.31and extinguish a town interest in a town road under this subdivision is discussed, the
12.32town board shall provide notice of the meeting by certified mail to each property owner
12.33abutting the road to be extinguished. A notice must also be posted as provided under
12.34section 366.01, subdivision 8.
12.35EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

13.1    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 165.01, is amended to read:
13.2165.01 DEFINITIONS.
13.3    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this
13.4section and section 160.02 shall have the same meanings given them.
13.5    Subd. 2. AASHTO manual. "AASHTO manual" means the Manual for Condition
13.6Evaluation of Bridges, published by the American Association of State Highway and
13.7Transportation Officials.

13.8    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 165.03, is amended to read:
13.9165.03 STRENGTH OF BRIDGE; INSPECTION.
13.10    Subdivision 1. Standards generally. Each bridge, including a privately owned
13.11bridge, must conform to the strength, width, clearance, and safety standards imposed
13.12by the commissioner for the connecting highway or street. This subdivision applies to
13.13a bridge that is constructed after August 1, 1989, on any public highway or street. The
13.14bridge must have sufficient strength to support with safety the maximum vehicle weights
13.15allowed under sections 169.822 to 169.829 and must have the minimum width specified
13.16in section 165.04, subdivision 3.
13.17    Subd. 1a. Inspection. (a) Each bridge must be inspected annually, unless a longer
13.18interval not to exceed two years for bridges or four years for bridges classified as culverts
13.19is authorized by the commissioner. The commissioner's authorization must be based
13.20on factors including, but not limited to, the age and condition of the bridge, the rate of
13.21deterioration of the bridge, the type of structure, the susceptibility of the bridge to failure,
13.22and the characteristics of traffic on the bridge. The commissioner may require interim
13.23inspections at intervals of less than one year on bridges that are posted, bridges subjected
13.24to extreme scour conditions, bridges subject to significant substructure movement or
13.25settlement, and for other reasons as specified or inferred in the AASHTO manual.
13.26    (b) The thoroughness of each inspection depends on such factors as age, traffic
13.27characteristics, state of maintenance, and known deficiencies. The evaluation of these
13.28factors is the responsibility of the engineer assigned the responsibility for inspection as
13.29defined by rule adopted by the commissioner of transportation.
13.30    Subd. 2. Inspection and inventory responsibilities; rules; forms. (a) The
13.31commissioner of transportation shall adopt official inventory and bridge inspection report
13.32forms for use in making bridge inspections by the owners or highway authorities specified
13.33by this subdivision. Bridge Inspections shall must be made at regular intervals, not to
14.1exceed two years for bridges and not to exceed four years for culverts, by the following
14.2owner or official:
14.3    (1) the commissioner of transportation for all bridges located wholly or partially
14.4within or over the right-of-way of a state trunk highway;
14.5    (2) the county highway engineer for all bridges located wholly or partially within
14.6or over the right-of-way of any county or township town road, or any street within a
14.7municipality which that does not have a city engineer regularly employed;
14.8    (3) the city engineer for all bridges located wholly or partially within or over the
14.9right-of-way of any street located within or along municipal limits;
14.10    (4) the commissioner of transportation in case of a toll bridge that is used by the
14.11general public and that is not inspected and certified under subdivision 6; provided, that the
14.12commissioner of transportation may assess the owner for the costs of such the inspection;
14.13    (5) the owner of a bridge over a public highway or street or that carries a roadway
14.14designated for public use by a public authority, if not required to be inventoried and
14.15inspected under clause (1), (2), (3), or (4).
14.16    (b) The commissioner of transportation shall prescribe the standards for bridge
14.17inspection and inventory by rules. The owner or highway authority shall inspect and
14.18inventory in accordance with these standards and furnish the commissioner with such data
14.19as may be necessary to maintain a central inventory.
14.20    Subd. 3. County inventory and inspection records and reports. The county
14.21engineer shall maintain a complete inventory record of all bridges as set forth in
14.22subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2), with the inspection reports thereof, and shall
14.23certify annually to the commissioner, as prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections
14.24have been made at regular intervals, not to exceed two years for bridges and not to
14.25exceed four years for culverts. A report of the inspections shall must be filed annually,
14.26on or before February 15 of each year, with the county auditor or town clerk, or the
14.27governing body of the municipality. The report shall must contain recommendations for
14.28the correction of, or legal posting of load limits on any bridge or structure that is found to
14.29be understrength or unsafe.
14.30    Subd. 4. Municipal inventory and inspection records and reports. The
14.31city engineer shall maintain a complete inventory record of all bridges as set forth in
14.32subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (3), with the inspection reports thereof, and shall
14.33certify annually to the commissioner, as prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections
14.34have been made at regular intervals, not to exceed two years for bridges and not to exceed
14.35four years for culverts. A report of the inspections shall must be filed annually, on or
14.36before February 15 of each year, with the governing body of the municipality. The report
15.1shall must contain recommendations for the correction of, or legal posting of load limits
15.2on any bridge or structure that is found to be understrength or unsafe.
15.3    Subd. 5. Agreement. Agreements may be made among the various units of
15.4governments, or between governmental units and qualified engineering personnel to
15.5carry out the responsibilities for the bridge inspections and reports, as established by
15.6subdivision 2.
15.7    Subd. 6. Other bridges. The owner of a toll bridge and the owner of a bridge
15.8described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (5), shall certify to the commissioner, as
15.9prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections of the bridge have been made at regular
15.10intervals, not to exceed two years for bridges and not to exceed four years for culverts.
15.11The certification shall must be accompanied by a report of the inspection. The report shall
15.12must contain recommendations for the correction of or legal posting of load limitations if
15.13the bridge is found to be understrength or unsafe.
15.14    Subd. 7. Department of Natural Resources bridge. (a) Notwithstanding
15.15subdivision 2, the commissioners of transportation and natural resources shall negotiate a
15.16memorandum of understanding that governs the inspection of bridges owned, operated,
15.17or maintained by the commissioner of natural resources.
15.18    (b) The memorandum of understanding must provide for:
15.19    (1) the inspection and inventory of bridges subject to federal law or regulations;
15.20    (2) the frequency of inspection of bridges described in paragraph (a); and
15.21    (3) who may perform inspections required under the memorandum of understanding.

15.22    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.011, subdivision 22, is amended to read:
15.23    Subd. 22. Special mobile equipment. "Special mobile equipment" means every
15.24vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property
15.25and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, including but not limited to:
15.26ditch-digging apparatuses, moving dollies, pump hoists and other water well-drilling
15.27equipment registered under chapter 103I, vehicle-mounted concrete pumps with or
15.28without placement booms, street-sweeping vehicles, and other machinery such as
15.29asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck-tractors,
15.30ditchers, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers,
15.31truck-mounted log loaders, earth-moving carryalls, scrapers, power shovels, draglines,
15.32self-propelled cranes, and earth-moving equipment. The term does not include travel
15.33trailers, dump trucks, truck-mounted transit mixers, truck-mounted feed grinders, or other
16.1motor vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery
16.2has been attached.
16.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2008, and expires
16.4December 31, 2010.

16.5    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.013, subdivision 1e, is amended to read:
16.6    Subd. 1e. Truck; tractor; combination; exceptions. (a) On trucks and tractors
16.7except those in this chapter defined as farm trucks, on truck-tractor and semitrailer
16.8combinations except those defined as farm combinations, and on commercial zone
16.9vehicles, the tax based on total gross weight shall be graduated according to the Minnesota
16.10base rate schedule prescribed in this subdivision, but in no event less than $120.
16.11Minnesota Base Rate Schedule
16.12Scheduled taxes include five percent
16.13surtax provided for in subdivision 14
16.14
TOTAL GROSS WEIGHT
16.15
IN POUNDS
TAX
16.16
A
0
-
1,500
$ 15
16.17
B
1,501
-
3,000
20
16.18
C
3,001
-
4,500
25
16.19
D
4,501
-
6,000
35
16.20
E
6,001
-
9,000 10,000
45
16.21
F
9,001 10,001
-
12,000
70
16.22
G
12,001
-
15,000
105
16.23
H
15,001
-
18,000
145
16.24
I
18,001
-
21,000
190
16.25
J
21,001
-
26,000
270
16.26
K
26,001
-
33,000
360
16.27
L
33,001
-
39,000
475
16.28
M
39,001
-
45,000
595
16.29
N
45,001
-
51,000
715
16.30
O
51,001
-
57,000
865
16.31
P
57,001
-
63,000
1015
17.1
Q
63,001
-
69,000
1185
17.2
R
69,001
-
73,280
1325
17.3
S
73,281
-
78,000
1595
17.4
T
78,001
-
81,00080,000
1760
17.5    (b) For purposes of the Minnesota base rate schedule, for vehicles with six or more
17.6axles in the "S" and "T" categories, the base rates are $1,520 and $1,620 respectively.
17.7    (c) For each vehicle with a gross weight in excess of 81,000 80,000 pounds an
17.8additional tax of $50 is imposed for each ton or fraction thereof in excess of 81,000
17.980,000 pounds, subject to subdivision 12.
17.10    (d) For purposes of registration identification, for vehicles registered in the "O"
17.11category, the owner must declare at the time of registration whether the vehicle will carry
17.12a weight of 55,000 pounds or more and therefore be subject to the federal heavy vehicle
17.13use tax. For those owners who declare a weight less than 55,000 pounds, a distinctive
17.14weight sticker must be issued and the owner is restricted to a gross vehicle weight of
17.15less than 55,000 pounds.
17.16    (e) Truck-tractors except those herein defined as farm and commercial zone vehicles
17.17shall be taxed in accord with the foregoing gross weight tax schedule on the basis of the
17.18combined gross weight of the truck-tractor and any semitrailer or semitrailers which the
17.19applicant proposes to combine with the truck-tractor.
17.20    (e) (f) Commercial zone trucks include only trucks, truck-tractors, and semitrailer
17.21combinations which are:
17.22    (1) used by an authorized local cartage carrier operating under a permit issued
17.23under section 221.296 and whose gross transportation revenue consists of at least 60
17.24percent obtained solely from local cartage carriage, and are operated solely within an area
17.25composed of two contiguous cities of the first class and municipalities contiguous thereto
17.26as defined by section 221.011, subdivision 17; or
17.27    (2) operated by an interstate carrier registered under section 221.60, or by an
17.28authorized local cartage carrier or other carrier receiving operating authority under chapter
17.29221, and operated solely within a zone exempt from regulation pursuant to United States
17.30Code, title 49, section 13506.
17.31    (f) (g) The license plates issued for commercial zone vehicles shall be plainly
17.32marked. A person operating a commercial zone vehicle outside the zone or area in which
17.33its operation is authorized is guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to the misdemeanor
17.34penalty therefor, the registrar shall have revoke the registration of the vehicle as a
17.35commercial zone vehicle revoked by the registrar and shall be required to reregister
18.1require that the vehicle be registered at 100 percent of the full annual tax prescribed in the
18.2Minnesota base rate schedule, and no part of this tax shall may be refunded during the
18.3balance of the registration year.
18.4    (g) (h) On commercial zone trucks the tax shall be based on the total gross weight of
18.5the vehicle and during each of the first eight years of vehicle life shall be is 75 percent of
18.6the Minnesota base rate schedule. During the ninth and succeeding years of vehicle life
18.7the tax shall be is 50 percent of the Minnesota base rate schedule.
18.8    (h) (i) On trucks, truck-tractors and semitrailer combinations, except those defined
18.9as farm trucks and farm combinations, and except for those commercial zone vehicles
18.10specifically provided for in this subdivision, the tax for each of the first eight years of
18.11vehicle life shall be is 100 percent of the tax imposed in the Minnesota base rate schedule,
18.12and during the ninth and succeeding years of vehicle life, the tax shall be is 75 percent
18.13of the Minnesota base rate prescribed by this subdivision.
18.14    (i) (j) For the purpose of registration, trailers coupled with a truck-tractor, semitrailer
18.15combination are semitrailers.

18.16    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 168.12, subdivision 5, is
18.17amended to read:
18.18    Subd. 5. Additional fee. (a) In addition to any fee otherwise authorized or any tax
18.19otherwise imposed upon any vehicle, the payment of which is required as a condition to
18.20the issuance of any plate or plates, the commissioner shall impose the fee specified in
18.21paragraph (b) that is calculated to cover the cost of manufacturing and issuing the plate
18.22or plates, except for plates issued to disabled veterans as defined in section 168.031 and
18.23plates issued pursuant to section 168.124, 168.125, or 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17,
18.24for passenger automobiles. The commissioner shall issue graphic design plates only
18.25for vehicles registered pursuant to section 168.017 and recreational vehicles registered
18.26pursuant to section 168.013, subdivision 1g.
18.27    (b) Unless otherwise specified or exempted by statute, the following plate and
18.28validation sticker fees apply for the original, duplicate, or replacement issuance of a
18.29plate in a plate year:
18.30
License Plate
Single
Double
18.31
Regular and Disability
$
4.50
$
6.00
18.32
Special
$
8.50
$
10.00
18.33
Personalized (Replacement)
$
10.00
$
14.00
18.34
Collector Category
$
13.50
$
15.00
19.1
Emergency Vehicle Display
$
3.00
$
6.00
19.2
Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive
$
2.50
19.3
Stickers
19.4
Duplicate year
$
1.00
$
1.00
19.5
19.6
International Fuel Tax
Agreement
$
2.50
$
2.50
19.7    (c) For vehicles that require two of the categories above, the registrar shall only
19.8charge the higher of the two fees and not a combined total.

19.9    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.1255, is amended by adding a
19.10subdivision to read:
19.11    Subd. 6. World War II memorial donation matching account. Money remaining
19.12in the World War II memorial donation matching account after the state share of the
19.13construction costs of the World War II memorial has been paid in full is appropriated to the
19.14commissioner of veterans affairs for services and programs for veterans and their families.

19.15    Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.01, is amended by adding a
19.16subdivision to read:
19.17    Subd. 1a. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public
19.18safety.

19.19    Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
19.20    Subd. 3. Content of certificate. Each certificate of title issued by the department
19.21shall contain:
19.22    (1) the date issued;
19.23    (2) the first, middle, and last names, and the dates of birth, and addresses of all
19.24owners who are natural persons, and the full names and addresses of all other owners;
19.25    (3) the residence address of the owner listed first if that owner is a natural person or
19.26the address if that owner is not a natural person;
19.27    (4) the names and addresses of any secured parties, and the address of the first
19.28secured party, listed in the order of priority (i) as shown on the application, or (ii) if the
19.29application is based on a certificate of title, as shown on the certificate, or (iii) as otherwise
19.30determined by the department;
19.31    (4) (5) any liens filed pursuant to a court order or by a public agency responsible for
19.32child support enforcement against the owner;
20.1    (5) (6) the title number assigned to the vehicle;
20.2    (6) (7) a description of the vehicle including, so far as the following data exists, its
20.3make, model, year, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used, and if a new
20.4vehicle, the date of the first sale of the vehicle for use;
20.5    (7) (8) with respect to a motor vehicles vehicle subject to the provisions of section
20.6325E.15 , (i) the true cumulative mileage registered on the odometer or (ii) that the actual
20.7mileage is unknown if the odometer reading is known by the owner to be different from
20.8the true mileage;
20.9    (8) (9) with respect to vehicles a vehicle subject to sections 325F.6641 and
20.10325F.6642 , the appropriate term "flood damaged," "rebuilt," "prior salvage," or
20.11"reconstructed";
20.12    (9) (10) with respect to a vehicle contaminated by methamphetamine production, if
20.13the registrar has received the certificate of title and notice described in section 152.0275,
20.14subdivision 2
, paragraph (g), the term "hazardous waste contaminated vehicle"; and
20.15    (10) (11) with respect to a vehicle subject to section 325F.665, the term "lemon law
20.16vehicle"; and
20.17    (12) any other data the department prescribes.

20.18    Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.05, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
20.19    Subd. 5. Forms. (a) The certificate of title shall contain forms:
20.20    (1) for assignment and warranty of title by the owner;
20.21    (2) for assignment and warranty of title by a dealer;
20.22    (3) to apply for a certificate of title by a transferee;
20.23    (4) to name a secured party; and
20.24    (5) to make the disclosure required by section 325F.6641.
20.25    (b) The certificate of title must also include a separate detachable postcard form
20.26entitled "Notice of Sale" that contains, but is not limited to, the vehicle's title number and
20.27vehicle identification number. The postcard form must include sufficient space for the
20.28owner to record the purchaser's name, address, and driver's license number, if any, and
20.29the date of sale. The notice of sale must include clear instructions regarding the owner's
20.30responsibility to complete and return the form, or to transmit the required information
20.31electronically in a form acceptable to the commissioner, pursuant to section 168A.10,
20.32subdivision 1
.

20.33    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
21.1    Subdivision 1. Assignment and warranty of title; mileage; notice of sale. If an
21.2owner transfers interest in a vehicle other than by the creation of a security interest, the
21.3owner shall at the time of the delivery of the vehicle execute an assignment and warranty
21.4of title to the transferee and shall state the actual selling price in the space provided on
21.5the certificate. Within ten days of the date of sale, other than a sale by or to a licensed
21.6motor vehicle dealer, the owner shall: (1) complete, detach, and return to the department
21.7the postcard form on the certificate entitled "Notice of Sale," if one is provided, including
21.8the transferee's name, address, and driver's license number, if any, and the date of sale; or
21.9(2) transmit this information electronically in a form acceptable to the commissioner. With
21.10respect to motor vehicles subject to the provisions of section 325E.15, the transferor shall
21.11also, in the space provided therefor on the certificate, state the true cumulative mileage
21.12registered on the odometer or that the actual mileage is unknown if the odometer reading
21.13is known by the transferor to be different from the true mileage. The transferor shall cause
21.14the certificate and assignment to be delivered to the transferee immediately.

21.15    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.101, is amended to read:
21.16168A.101 CANCELLATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE SALE.
21.17    Subdivision 1. Required documentation. If the parties cancel a purchase of a
21.18motor vehicle after the transfer of interest, they must submit within 90 days of the original
21.19purchase date the following items:
21.20    (1) the outstanding certificate of title with proper assignment; and a written claim
21.21for refund;
21.22    (2) an affidavit correcting ownership signed by the parties.; and
21.23    (3) the outstanding certificate of title, if available, with proper assignment.
21.24    Subd. 2. Refunds. A party may be eligible for a refund of taxes and fees paid
21.25pursuant to chapter 297B only if the items indicated in subdivision 1 are submitted within
21.26the 90-day time frame unless otherwise provided by law. No other taxes or fees paid may
21.27be refunded due to the cancellation of a motor vehicle sale.

21.28    Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.151, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
21.29    Subdivision 1. Salvage titles. (a) When an insurer, licensed to conduct business in
21.30Minnesota, acquires ownership of a late-model or high-value vehicle through payment
21.31of damages, the insurer shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate of title or shall
21.32stamp the existing certificate of title with the legend "SALVAGE CERTIFICATE OF
21.33TITLE" in a manner prescribed by the department. Within 48 hours of taking possession
22.1of a vehicle through payment of damages, an insurer must notify the department in a
22.2manner prescribed by the department.
22.3    (b) Any person who acquires a damaged motor vehicle with an out-of-state title and
22.4the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the damaged vehicle or a motor vehicle with an
22.5out-of-state salvage title or certificate, as proof of ownership, shall immediately apply for
22.6a salvage certificate of title. A person shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate
22.7of title if the person acquires a damaged late-model or high-value motor vehicle with an
22.8out-of-state title and the vehicle:
22.9    (1) is a vehicle that was acquired by an insurer through payment of damages;
22.10    (2) is a vehicle for which the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the damaged
22.11vehicle; or
22.12    (3) has an out-of-state salvage certificate of title as proof of ownership.
22.13    (c) A self-insured owner of a late-model or high-value vehicle who sustains damage
22.14by collision or other occurrence which exceeds 70 percent of its actual cash value
22.15shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate of title. Damage, for the purpose of
22.16this calculation, does not include the actual cost incurred to repair, replace, or reinstall
22.17inflatable safety restraints and other vehicle components that must be replaced due to the
22.18deployment of the inflatable safety restraints.

22.19    Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.153, is amended to read:
22.20168A.153 REPORT OF VEHICLE RECEIPT; SURRENDER OF
22.21CERTIFICATE.
22.22    Subdivision 1. Older model vehicle. A dealer who buys an older model vehicle
22.23to be dismantled or destroyed shall report to the department within 30 days including
22.24the vehicle's license plate number and identification number, and the seller's name and
22.25driver's license number.
22.26    Subd. 2. Late-model or high-value vehicle. A dealer who buys a late-model or
22.27high-value vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed shall notify the secured party, if any, and
22.28then surrender the certificate of title and a properly completed application for a salvage
22.29certificate of title to the department within ten days the commissioner in the manner
22.30prescribed in subdivision 3. The dealer must then properly destroy the certificate of title.
22.31    Subd. 3. Notification on vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed; service fee.
22.32    Within the time frames prescribed in subdivisions 1 and 2 of acquiring a vehicle titled and
22.33registered in Minnesota, a dealer shall notify the registrar that the dealership purchased the
22.34vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed. The notification must be made electronically as
23.1prescribed by the registrar. The dealer may contract this service to a deputy registrar and
23.2the registrar may charge a fee not to exceed $7 per transaction to provide this service.

23.3    Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168B.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
23.4    Subd. 2. Unauthorized vehicles. (a) Units of government and peace officers may
23.5take into custody and impound any unauthorized vehicle under section 169.041.
23.6    (b) A vehicle may also be impounded after it has been left unattended in one of the
23.7following public or private locations for the indicated period of time:
23.8    (1) in a public location not governed by section 169.041:
23.9    (i) on a highway and properly tagged by a peace officer, four hours;
23.10    (ii) located so as to constitute an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public, as
23.11determined by a peace officer, immediately; or
23.12    (iii) located so as to constitute an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public
23.13within the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, as determined
23.14by an authorized employee of the department's freeway service patrol, immediately; or
23.15    (iv) that is a parking facility or other public property owned or controlled by a unit
23.16of government, properly posted, four hours; or
23.17    (2) on private property:
23.18    (i) that is single-family or duplex residential property, immediately;
23.19    (ii) that is private, nonresidential property, properly posted, immediately;
23.20    (iii) that is private, nonresidential property, not posted, 24 hours;
23.21    (iv) that is private, nonresidential property of an operator of an establishment for the
23.22servicing, repair, or maintenance of motor vehicles, five business days after notifying the
23.23vehicle owner by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the property owner's intention
23.24to have the vehicle removed from the property; or
23.25    (v) that is any residential property, properly posted, immediately.

23.26    Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 4c, is amended to read:
23.27    Subd. 4c. Motorized foot scooter. "Motorized foot scooter" means a device with
23.28handlebars designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, and powered by an internal
23.29combustion engine or electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without
23.30human propulsion, and that has either (1) no more than two ten-inch 12-inch or smaller
23.31diameter wheels or (2) and has an engine or motor that is capable of a maximum speed of
23.3215 miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than one percent grade in any direction
23.33when the motor is engaged. An electric personal assistive mobility device, a motorized
23.34bicycle, an electric-assisted bicycle, or a motorcycle is not a motorized foot scooter.

24.1    Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 19, is amended to read:
24.2    Subd. 19. Explosives. "Explosives" means any chemical compound or mechanical
24.3mixture that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion
24.4and which contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in such
24.5proportions, quantities, or packing that an ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by
24.6percussion, or by detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause such a
24.7sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable
24.8of producing destructible effects on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb has
24.9the meaning given in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 173.50.

24.10    Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 20, is amended to read:
24.11    Subd. 20. Flammable liquid. "Flammable liquid" means any liquid which has a
24.12flash point of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or less, as determined by a tagliabue or equivalent
24.13closed cup test device has the meaning given in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
24.14section 173.120.

24.15    Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 78, is amended to read:
24.16    Subd. 78. Recreational vehicle combination. (a) "Recreational vehicle
24.17combination" means a combination of vehicles consisting of a full-size pickup truck
24.18as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 29, or a recreational truck-tractor attached
24.19by means of a kingpin and fifth-wheel coupling to a camper-semitrailer middle vehicle
24.20which has hitched to it a trailer carrying a watercraft as defined in section 86B.005,
24.21subdivision 18
; off-highway motorcycle as defined in section 84.787, subdivision 7;
24.22motorcycle; motorized bicycle; snowmobile as defined in section 84.81, subdivision
24.233
; all-terrain vehicle as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8; motorized golf cart; or
24.24equestrian equipment or supplies.
24.25    (b) For purposes of this subdivision:,
24.26    (1) a "kingpin and fifth-wheel coupling" is a coupling between a camper-semitrailer
24.27middle vehicle and a towing full-size pickup truck or a recreational truck-tractor in which
24.28a portion of the weight of the camper-semitrailer towed middle vehicle is carried over or
24.29forward of the rear axle of the towing pickup.
24.30    (2) A "camper-semitrailer" is a trailer, other than a manufactured home as defined in
24.31section 327B.01, subdivision 13, designed for human habitation and used for vacation or
24.32recreational purposes for limited periods.

25.1    Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
25.2to read:
25.3    Subd. 93. Full-size pickup truck. "Full-size pickup truck" means any truck with a
25.4manufacturer's nominal rated carrying capacity of one ton or less and commonly known
25.5as or resembling a pickup truck.

25.6    Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
25.7to read:
25.8    Subd. 94. Recreational truck-tractor. "Recreational truck-tractor" means a
25.9truck-tractor with a gross vehicle weight rating of not more than 24,000 pounds, that is
25.10designed exclusively or adapted specifically to tow a semitrailer coupled by means of
25.11a fifth-wheel plate and kingpin assembly.

25.12    Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
25.13to read:
25.14    Subd. 95. Valid license; valid driver's license. "Valid license," "valid driver's
25.15license," "valid Minnesota driver's license," "valid standard driver's license," or other
25.16similar term, has the meaning given in section 171.01, subdivision 49a.

25.17    Sec. 40. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.041, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
25.18    Subdivision 1. Towing authority. For purposes of this section, "towing authority"
25.19means:
25.20    (1) any local authority authorized by section 169.04 to enforce the traffic laws, and
25.21also includes a private towing company authorized by a local authority to tow vehicles on
25.22behalf of that local authority.; or
25.23    (2) an authorized employee of the Department of Transportation's freeway service
25.24patrol within the department's eight-county metropolitan district.

25.25    Sec. 41. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.041, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
25.26    Subd. 2. Towing order required. A towing authority may not tow a motor
25.27vehicle from public property unless a peace officer or parking enforcement officer has
25.28prepared, in addition to the parking citation, a written towing report describing the motor
25.29vehicle and the reasons for towing. The report must be signed by the officer and the tow
25.30driver. Within the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, an
25.31authorized employee of the department's freeway service patrol may order a tow from a
26.1trunk highway after preparing a written towing report provided by the Minnesota State
26.2Patrol. A citation need not be issued before the employee orders a tow.
26.3    Except in cases where an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public exists, the
26.4department employee shall ensure that if the tower requested to remove the vehicle by the
26.5owner arrives before the tower requested by the department, the tower requested by the
26.6owner is given the opportunity to actually conduct and complete all towing operations
26.7requested.

26.8    Sec. 42. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.06, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
26.9    Subd. 5. Traffic-control signal. (a) Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control
26.10signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a
26.11time or in combination, only the colors Green, Red, and Yellow shall be used, except for
26.12special pedestrian signals carrying a word or legend. The traffic-control signal lights or
26.13colored lighted arrows indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:
26.14    (1) Green indication:
26.15    (i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may proceed straight through or
26.16turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either turn. But vehicular traffic,
26.17including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles
26.18and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or adjacent crosswalk at the time this
26.19signal is exhibited.
26.20    (ii) Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with
26.21another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement
26.22indicated by the arrow, or other movement as permitted by other indications shown at the
26.23same time. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully
26.24within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
26.25    (iii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in
26.26subdivision 6, pedestrians facing any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a
26.27turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
26.28Every driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to such pedestrian, except that the
26.29pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the
26.30time that the green signal indication is first shown.
26.31    (2) Steady yellow indication:
26.32    (i) Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular yellow or yellow arrow signal is thereby
26.33warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be
26.34exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic must not enter the intersection,
27.1except for the continued movement allowed by any green arrow indication simultaneously
27.2exhibited.
27.3    (ii) Pedestrians facing a circular yellow signal, unless otherwise directed by a
27.4pedestrian-control signal as provided in subdivision 6, are thereby advised that there is
27.5insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and no pedestrian
27.6shall then start to cross the roadway.
27.7    (iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow arrow signal is thereby warned that
27.8the protected vehicular movement permitted by the corresponding prior green arrow
27.9indication is being terminated.
27.10    (3) Steady red indication:
27.11    (i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular red signal alone must stop at a clearly marked
27.12stop line but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection
27.13or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until a green
27.14indication is shown, except as follows: (A) the driver of a vehicle stopped as close
27.15as practicable at the entrance to the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or,
27.16if none, then at the entrance to the intersection in obedience to a red or stop signal,
27.17and with the intention of making a right turn may make the right turn, after stopping,
27.18unless an official sign has been erected prohibiting such movement, but shall yield the
27.19right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal
27.20at that intersection; or (B) the driver of a vehicle on a one-way street intersecting another
27.21one-way street on which traffic moves to the left shall stop in obedience to a red or stop
27.22signal and may then make a left turn into the one-way street, unless an official sign has
27.23been erected prohibiting the movement, but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and
27.24other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal at that intersection.
27.25    (ii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in
27.26subdivision 6, pedestrians facing a steady red signal alone shall not enter the roadway.
27.27    (iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady red arrow signal, with the intention of making a
27.28movement indicated by the arrow, must stop at a clearly marked stop line but, if none,
27.29before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before
27.30entering the intersection and must remain standing until a permissive signal indication
27.31permitting the movement indicated by the red arrow is displayed, except as follows: when
27.32an official sign has been erected permitting a turn on a red arrow signal, the vehicular
27.33traffic facing a red arrow signal indication is permitted to enter the intersection to turn
27.34right, or to turn left from a one-way street into a one-way street on which traffic moves
27.35to the left, after stopping, but must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic
27.36lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal at that intersection.
28.1    (b) In the event an official traffic-control signal is erected and maintained at a place
28.2other than an intersection, the provisions of this section are applicable except those which
28.3can have no application. Any stop required must be made at a sign or marking on the
28.4pavement indicating where the stop must be made, but in the absence of any such sign or
28.5marking the stop must be made at the signal.
28.6    (c) When a traffic-control signal indication or indications placed to control a certain
28.7movement or lane are so identified by placing a sign near the indication or indications,
28.8no other traffic-control signal indication or indications within the intersection controls
28.9vehicular traffic for that movement or lane.

28.10    Sec. 43. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.14, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
28.11    Subd. 2. Speed limits. (a) Where no special hazard exists the following speeds
28.12shall be lawful, but any speeds in excess of such limits shall be prima facie evidence
28.13that the speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful; except that the speed
28.14limit within any municipality shall be a maximum limit and any speed in excess thereof
28.15shall be unlawful:
28.16    (1) 30 miles per hour in an urban district or on a town road in a rural residential
28.17district;
28.18    (2) 65 miles per hour on noninterstate expressways, as defined in section 160.02,
28.19subdivision 18a, and noninterstate freeways and expressways, as defined in section
28.20160.02, subdivision 19 ;
28.21    (3) 55 miles per hour in locations other than those specified in this section;
28.22    (4) 70 miles per hour on interstate highways outside the limits of any urbanized area
28.23with a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of
28.24transportation;
28.25    (5) 65 miles per hour on interstate highways inside the limits of any urbanized area
28.26with a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of
28.27transportation;
28.28    (6) ten miles per hour in alleys; and
28.29    (7) 25 miles per hour in residential roadways if adopted by the road authority having
28.30jurisdiction over the residential roadway.
28.31    (b) A speed limit adopted under paragraph (a), clause (7), is not effective unless the
28.32road authority has erected signs designating the speed limit and indicating the beginning
28.33and end of the residential roadway on which the speed limit applies.
28.34    (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "rural residential district" means the territory
28.35contiguous to and including any town road within a subdivision or plat of land that is built
29.1up with dwelling houses at intervals of less than 300 feet for a distance of one-quarter
29.2mile or more.
29.3    (d) Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or other law to the contrary,
29.4a person who violates a speed limit established in this subdivision, or a speed limit
29.5designated on an appropriate sign under subdivision 4, 5, 5b, 5c, or 5e, by driving 20 miles
29.6per hour or more in excess of the applicable speed limit, is assessed an additional surcharge
29.7equal to the amount of the fine imposed for the speed violation, but not less than $25.

29.8    Sec. 44. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.34, is amended to read:
29.9169.34 PROHIBITIONS; STOPPING, PARKING.
29.10    Subdivision 1. Prohibitions. (a) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle,
29.11except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the
29.12directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
29.13    (1) on a sidewalk;
29.14    (2) in front of a public or private driveway;
29.15    (3) within an intersection;
29.16    (4) within ten feet of a fire hydrant;
29.17    (5) on a crosswalk;
29.18    (6) within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
29.19    (7) within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or
29.20traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
29.21    (8) between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the
29.22curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated
29.23by signs or markings;
29.24    (9) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
29.25    (10) within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of
29.26a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of said entrance when
29.27properly signposted;
29.28    (11) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping,
29.29standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
29.30    (12) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a
29.31street;
29.32    (13) upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway
29.33tunnel, except as otherwise provided by ordinance;
29.34    (14) at any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
30.1    (b) No person shall move a vehicle not owned by such person into any prohibited
30.2area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
30.3    (c) No person shall, for camping purposes, leave or park a travel trailer on or within
30.4the limits of any highway or on any highway right-of-way, except where signs are erected
30.5designating the place as a campsite.
30.6    (d) No person shall stop or park a vehicle on a street or highway when directed or
30.7ordered to proceed by any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control,
30.8or regulate traffic.
30.9    Subd. 2. Violation; penalty for owner or lessee. (a) If a motor vehicle is stopped,
30.10standing, or parked in violation of subdivision 1, the owner of the vehicle, or for a leased
30.11motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
30.12    (b) The owner or lessee may not be fined under paragraph (a) if (1) another person
30.13is convicted for, or pleads guilty to, that violation, or (2) the motor vehicle was stolen at
30.14the time of the violation.
30.15    (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a
30.16record of the name and address of the lessee.
30.17    (d) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle
30.18operator for violating subdivision 1.
30.19    (e) A violation under paragraph (a) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
30.20suspension of the owner's or lessee's driver's license.

30.21    Sec. 45. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.471, is amended to read:
30.22169.471 TELEVISION; HEADPHONES.
30.23    Subdivision 1. Television screen in vehicle. No television screen shall be installed
30.24or used in any motor vehicle where it is images from the screen are visible to the driver
30.25while operating the motor vehicle except:
30.26    (1) video screens installed in law enforcement vehicles;
30.27    (2) closed-circuit video systems used exclusively to aid the driver's visibility to
30.28the front, rear, or sides of the vehicle; and
30.29    (3) video screens installed as part of a vehicle control system or used in intelligent
30.30vehicle highway applications.
30.31    Subd. 2. Use of headphones in vehicle. (a) No person, while operating a motor
30.32vehicle, shall wear headphones or earphones that are used in both ears simultaneously for
30.33purposes of receiving or listening to broadcasts or reproductions from radios, tape decks,
30.34or other sound-producing or transmitting devices.
31.1    (b) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit:
31.2    (1) the use of a hearing aid device by a person who needs the device; or
31.3    (2) the use of a communication headset by a firefighter while operating a fire
31.4department emergency vehicle in response to an emergency; or
31.5    (3) the use of a communication headset by an emergency medical services person
31.6while operating an ambulance subject to section 144E.101.
31.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

31.8    Sec. 46. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.781, is amended to read:
31.9169.781 ANNUAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSPECTION; INSPECTORS,
31.10FEE, PENALTY.
31.11    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of sections 169.781 to 169.783:
31.12    (a) "Commercial motor vehicle":
31.13    (1) means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used to transport
31.14passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
31.15    (1) a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 75,
31.16paragraph (a); and (i) has a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds;
31.17    (2) each (ii) is a vehicle in a combination of more than 26,000 pounds.;
31.18    (iii) is a bus; or
31.19    (iv) is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials that are
31.20required to be placarded under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185; and
31.21"Commercial motor vehicle"
31.22    (2) does not include (1) (i) a school bus or Head Start bus displaying a certificate
31.23under section 169.451, (2) or (ii) a bus operated by the Metropolitan Council or by a local
31.24transit commission created in chapter 458A, or (3) a motor vehicle that is required to be
31.25placarded under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185.
31.26    (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
31.27    (c) "Owner" means a person who owns, or has control, under a lease of more than 30
31.28days' duration, of one or more commercial motor vehicles.
31.29    (d) "Storage semitrailer" means a semitrailer that (1) is used exclusively to store
31.30property at a location not on a street or highway, (2) does not contain any load when
31.31moved on a street or highway, (3) is operated only during daylight hours, and (4) is marked
31.32on each side of the semitrailer "storage only" in letters at least six inches high.
31.33    (e) "Building mover vehicle" means a vehicle owned or leased by a building mover
31.34as defined in section 221.81, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), and used exclusively for
31.35moving buildings.
32.1    Subd. 2. Inspection required. (a) It is unlawful for a person to operate or permit
32.2the operation of:
32.3    (1) a commercial motor vehicle registered in Minnesota; or
32.4    (2) special mobile equipment as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 22, and
32.5which is self-propelled, if it is mounted on a commercial motor vehicle chassis,
32.6unless the in violation of the requirements of paragraph (b).
32.7    (b) A vehicle displays described in paragraph (a):
32.8    (1) must display a valid safety inspection decal issued by an inspector certified by
32.9the commissioner, or the vehicle carries (1); or
32.10    (2) must carry (i) proof that the vehicle complies with federal motor vehicle
32.11inspection requirements for vehicles in interstate commerce, and (2) (ii) a certificate of
32.12compliance with federal requirements issued by the commissioner under subdivision 9.
32.13    Subd. 3. Inspector certification; suspension and revocation; hearing. (a) An
32.14inspection required by this section may be performed only by:
32.15    (1) an employee of the Department of Public Safety or Transportation who has
32.16been certified by the commissioner after having received training provided by the State
32.17Patrol; or
32.18    (2) another person who has been certified by the commissioner after having received
32.19training provided by the State Patrol or other training approved by the commissioner.
32.20    (b) A person who is not an employee of the Department of Public Safety or
32.21Transportation may be certified by the commissioner if the person is:
32.22    (1) an owner, or employee of the owner, of one or more commercial motor vehicles
32.23that are power units;
32.24    (2) a dealer licensed under section 168.27 and engaged in the business of buying and
32.25selling commercial motor vehicles, or an employee of the dealer; or
32.26    (3) engaged in the business of repairing and servicing commercial motor vehicles; or
32.27    (4) employed by a governmental agency that owns commercial vehicles.
32.28    (c) Certification of persons described in paragraph (b), clauses (1) to (3) (4), is
32.29effective for two years from the date of certification. The commissioner may require
32.30biennial retraining of persons holding a certificate under paragraph (b) as a condition of
32.31renewal of the certificate. The commissioner may charge a fee of not more than $10
32.32for each certificate issued and renewed. A certified person described in paragraph (b),
32.33clauses (1) to (3) (4), may charge a reasonable fee for each inspection of a vehicle not
32.34owned by the person or the person's employer.
32.35    (d) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 5, the standards adopted by the
32.36commissioner for commercial motor vehicle inspections under sections 169.781 to
33.1169.783 shall must be the standards prescribed in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
33.2section 396.17, and in chapter III, subchapter B, appendix G.
33.3    (e) The commissioner may classify types of vehicles for inspection purposes and
33.4may issue separate classes of inspector certificates for each class. The commissioner shall
33.5issue separate categories of inspector certificates based on the following classifications:
33.6    (1) a class of certificate that authorizes the certificate holder to inspect commercial
33.7motor vehicles without regard to ownership or lease; and
33.8    (2) a class of certificate that authorizes the certificate holder to inspect only
33.9commercial motor vehicles the certificate holder owns or leases.
33.10The commissioner shall issue a certificate described in clause (1) only to a person
33.11described in paragraph (b), clause (2) or (3).
33.12    (f) The commissioner, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, may suspend a
33.13certificate issued under paragraph (b) for failure to meet annual certification requirements
33.14prescribed by the commissioner or failure to inspect commercial motor vehicles in
33.15accordance with inspection procedures established by the State Patrol. The commissioner
33.16shall revoke a certificate issued under paragraph (b) if the commissioner determines after
33.17notice and an opportunity for a hearing that the certified person issued an inspection decal
33.18for a commercial motor vehicle when the person knew or reasonably should have known
33.19that the vehicle was in such a state of repair that it would have been declared out of service
33.20if inspected by an employee of the State Patrol. Suspension and revocation of certificates
33.21under this subdivision are not subject to sections 14.57 to 14.69.
33.22    Subd. 4. Inspection report. (a) A person performing an inspection under this
33.23section shall issue an inspection report to the owner of the commercial motor vehicle
33.24inspected. The report must include:
33.25    (1) the full name of the person performing the inspection, and the person's inspector
33.26certification number;
33.27    (2) the name of the owner of the vehicle and, if applicable, the United States
33.28Department of Transportation carrier number issued to the owner of the vehicle, or to the
33.29operator of the vehicle if other than the owner;
33.30    (3) the vehicle identification number and, if applicable, the license plate number
33.31of the vehicle;
33.32    (4) the date and location of the inspection;
33.33    (5) the vehicle components inspected and a description of the findings of the
33.34inspection, including identification of the components not in compliance with federal
33.35motor carrier safety regulations; and
34.1    (6) the inspector's certification that the inspection was complete, accurate, and in
34.2compliance with the requirements of this section.
34.3    (b) The owner must retain a copy of the inspection report for at least 14 months at a
34.4location in the state where the vehicle is domiciled or maintained. The inspector must
34.5maintain a copy of the inspection report for a period of 14 months following the inspection
34.6in a location in the state where the inspector conducts business. During this period the
34.7report must be available for inspection by an authorized federal, state, or local official.
34.8    (c) The commissioner shall prescribe the form of the inspection report and revise it
34.9as necessary to comply with state and federal law and regulations. The adoption of the
34.10report form is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act.
34.11    Subd. 5. Inspection decal. (a) A person inspecting a commercial motor vehicle
34.12shall issue an inspection decal for the vehicle if each inspected component of the vehicle
34.13complies with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal must state that in the
34.14month specified on the decal the vehicle was inspected and each inspected component
34.15complied with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal is valid for 12
34.16months after the month specified on the decal. The commissioners of public safety and
34.17transportation shall make decals available, at a fee of not more than $2 for each decal,
34.18to persons certified to perform inspections under subdivision 3, paragraph (b). Decals
34.19are issued to inspectors by serial number and are not transferable unless approved by
34.20the commissioner.
34.21    (b) Minnesota inspection decals may be affixed only to:
34.22    (1) commercial motor vehicles bearing Minnesota-based license plates; or
34.23    (2) special mobile equipment, within the meaning of subdivision 2, clause (2).
34.24    (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person inspecting (1) a vehicle of less
34.25than 57,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and registered as a farm truck, (2) a storage
34.26semitrailer, or (3) a building mover vehicle must issue an inspection decal to the vehicle
34.27unless the vehicle has one or more defects that would result in the vehicle being declared
34.28out of service under the North American Uniform Driver, Vehicle, and Hazardous
34.29Materials Out-of-Service Criteria issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the
34.30Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. A decal issued to a vehicle described in clause (1),
34.31(2), or (3) is valid for two years from the date of issuance. A decal issued to such a vehicle
34.32must clearly indicate that it is valid for two years from the date of issuance.
34.33    (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a commercial motor vehicle that (1) is registered
34.34as a farm truck, (2) is not operated more than 75 miles from the owner's home post office,
34.35and (3) was manufactured before 1979 that has a dual transmission system, is not required
35.1to comply with a requirement in an inspection standard that requires that the service brake
35.2system and parking brake system be separate systems in the motor vehicle.
35.3    Subd. 6. Record review; random inspection; audit. Employees of the State Patrol
35.4and motor transportation representatives of the Department of Transportation may review
35.5records required to be kept under subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and conduct random
35.6vehicle inspections and audits at the facility of an owner of a commercial motor vehicle.
35.7    Subd. 7. Disposition of revenues. The commissioner shall pay all revenues received
35.8under this section to the commissioner of finance for deposit in the trunk highway fund.
35.9    Subd. 8. Violation; misdemeanor. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
35.10    Subd. 9. Proof of federal inspection. An owner of a commercial motor vehicle
35.11that is subject to and in compliance with federal motor vehicle inspection requirements
35.12for vehicles in interstate commerce may apply to the commissioner for a certificate
35.13of compliance with federal requirements. On payment of a fee equal to the fee for an
35.14inspection decal under subdivision 5, paragraph (a), the commissioner shall issue the
35.15certificate to the applicant. This subdivision only applies to Minnesota-licensed vehicles
35.16that are not housed or maintained in Minnesota.
35.17    Subd. 10. Exemption. This section does not apply to a vehicle operated by a motor
35.18carrier of passengers, as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 48, if the vehicle has
35.19been inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2), within
35.20the previous 12 months.

35.21    Sec. 47. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.782, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
35.22    Subdivision 1. Driver; daily inspection report. (a) The driver of a commercial
35.23motor vehicle shall report in writing at the completion of each day's work on each
35.24commercial motor vehicle the driver has operated. A person who owns one or more
35.25commercial motor vehicles and who employs drivers for those commercial motor vehicles
35.26must require each driver to submit a written report as required in by this section. The
35.27report must cover the following parts and accessories: service brakes, including trailer and
35.28semitrailer brake connections; parking (hand) brake; steering mechanism; lighting devices
35.29and reflectors; tires; horn; windshield wiper or wipers; rear vision mirror or mirrors;
35.30coupling devices; wheels and rims; and emergency equipment.
35.31    (b) The report must identify the vehicle and list any defect or deficiency discovered
35.32by or reported to the driver that would affect the safe operation of the vehicle or result in
35.33its mechanical breakdown. If no defect or deficiency is discovered by or reported to the
35.34driver, the report must so indicate. The driver must sign the report after completing it. In
36.1the case of a commercial motor vehicle operated by two drivers, the signature of one of
36.2the drivers satisfies the requirements of this subdivision if both drivers agree concerning
36.3the defects or deficiencies. If a driver operates more than one commercial motor vehicle
36.4during a day's work, a report must be prepared for each vehicle operated.
36.5    (c) Before operating or allowing the operation of a commercial motor vehicle on
36.6which a report has been prepared under this subdivision, the owner of the vehicle or
36.7the owner's agent must repair defects or deficiencies listed on the report that would be
36.8sufficient under inspection procedures established by the State Patrol to require the vehicle
36.9to be declared out of service likely affect the safe operation of the vehicle. Before allowing
36.10the commercial motor vehicle to be operated again, the owner or the owner's agent must
36.11certify, on the report listing the defect or deficiency, that the defect or deficiency has
36.12been corrected or that correction is unnecessary. A motor carrier must keep the original
36.13vehicle inspection report for at least three months after the date of inspection. The report
36.14must be available for inspection by an authorized federal, state, or local official at any
36.15time during this period.
36.16    (d) A copy of the vehicle inspection report, including a certification of corrections
36.17resulting from the report, must be carried in the commercial motor vehicle, or in the power
36.18unit of a commercial motor vehicle combination, at all times when the vehicle or power
36.19unit is operated until the next inspection report is completed under this subdivision. The
36.20copy must be made available on demand to: (1) a peace officer;, (2) a person authorized
36.21under section 221.221;, and (3) a person described in section 299D.06.

36.22    Sec. 48. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.783, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
36.23    Subdivision 1. Postcrash inspection. (a) A peace officer responding to an accident
36.24involving a commercial motor vehicle must immediately notify the State Patrol if the
36.25accident results in death, personal injury, or property damage to an apparent extent of
36.26more than $4,400.:
36.27    (1) a fatality;
36.28    (2) bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately receives
36.29medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or
36.30    (3) one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the
36.31accident, requiring the motor vehicles to be transported away from the scene by tow
36.32truck or other motor vehicle.
36.33     (b) It is a misdemeanor for a person to drive or cause to be driven a commercial
36.34motor vehicle after such an accident unless the vehicle:
37.1    (1) has been inspected by a state trooper or other person authorized to conduct
37.2inspections under section 169.781, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), who is an employee of
37.3the Department of Public Safety or Transportation, and the person inspecting the vehicle
37.4has determined that the vehicle may safely be operated; or
37.5    (2) a waiver has been granted under subdivision 2.

37.6    Sec. 49. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.81, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
37.7    Subd. 2. Length of single vehicle; exceptions. (a) Statewide, no single vehicle may
37.8exceed 40 45 feet in overall length, including load and front and rear bumpers, except:
37.9    (1) mobile cranes, which may not exceed 48 feet in overall length;
37.10    (2) buses, which may not exceed 45 feet in overall length; and
37.11    (3) type A, B, or C motor homes as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 25,
37.12paragraph (c), which may not exceed 45 feet in overall length.
37.13    (b) Statewide, no semitrailer may exceed 48 feet in overall length, including bumper
37.14and load, but excluding non-cargo-carrying equipment, such as refrigeration units or air
37.15compressors, necessary for safe and efficient operation and located on the end of the
37.16semitrailer adjacent to the truck-tractor. However, statewide, a single semitrailer may
37.17exceed 48 feet, but not 53 feet, if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline of the
37.18rear axle group of the semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet.
37.19    (c) Statewide, no single trailer may have an overall length exceeding 45 feet,
37.20including the tow bar assembly but exclusive of rear bumpers that do not increase the
37.21overall length by more than six inches.
37.22    (d) For determining compliance with this subdivision, the length of the semitrailer
37.23or trailer must be determined separately from the overall length of the combination of
37.24vehicles.
37.25    (e) No semitrailer or trailer used in a three-vehicle combination may have an overall
37.26length in excess of 28-1/2 feet, exclusive of:
37.27    (1) non-cargo-carrying accessory equipment, including refrigeration units or air
37.28compressors and upper coupler plates, necessary for safe and efficient operation, located
37.29on the end of the semitrailer or trailer adjacent to the truck or truck-tractor;
37.30    (2) the tow bar assembly; and
37.31    (3) lower coupler equipment that is a fixed part of the rear end of the first semitrailer
37.32or trailer.

37.33    Sec. 50. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.81, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:
38.1    Subd. 3c. Recreational vehicle combination. Notwithstanding subdivision 3, a
38.2recreational vehicle combination may be operated without a permit if:
38.3    (1) the combination does not consist of more than three vehicles, and the towing
38.4rating of the full-size pickup truck or recreational truck-tractor is equal to or greater than
38.5the total weight of all vehicles being towed;
38.6    (2) the combination does not exceed 70 feet in length;
38.7    (3) the middle vehicle in the combination does not exceed 28 feet in length;
38.8    (4) the operator of the combination is at least 18 years of age;
38.9    (5) (4) the trailer is only carrying a watercraft, motorcycle, motorized bicycle,
38.10off-highway motorcycle, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, motorized golf cart, watercraft,
38.11motorcycles, motorized bicycles, off-highway motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain
38.12vehicles, motorized golf carts, or equestrian equipment or supplies, and meets all
38.13requirements of law;
38.14    (6) (5) the trailers vehicles in the combination are connected to the full-size pickup
38.15truck or recreational truck-tractor and each other in conformity with section 169.82; and
38.16    (7) (6) the combination is not operated within the seven-county metropolitan area,
38.17as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
38.18and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
38.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

38.20    Sec. 51. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.823, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
38.21    Subdivision 1. Pneumatic-tired vehicle. No vehicle or combination of vehicles
38.22equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated upon the highways of this state:
38.23    (1) where the gross weight on any wheel exceeds 9,000 pounds, except that on paved
38.24county state-aid highways, paved county roads, designated local routes, and state trunk
38.25highways the gross weight on any single wheel shall not exceed 10,000 pounds unless
38.26posted to a lesser weight under section 169.87, subdivision 1;
38.27    (2) where the gross weight on any single axle exceeds 18,000 pounds, except that on
38.28 paved county state-aid highways, paved county roads, designated local routes, and state
38.29trunk highways the gross weight on any single axle shall not exceed 20,000 pounds unless
38.30posted to a lesser weight under section 169.87, subdivision 1;
38.31    (3) where the maximum wheel load:
38.32    (i) on the foremost and rearmost steering axles, exceeds 600 pounds per inch of tire
38.33width or the manufacturer's recommended load, whichever is less; or
38.34    (ii) on other axles, exceeds 500 pounds per inch of tire width or the manufacturer's
38.35recommended load, whichever is less. This item applies to new vehicles manufactured
39.1after August 1, 1991. For vehicles manufactured before August 2, 1991, the maximum
39.2weight per inch of tire width is 600 pounds per inch or the manufacturer's recommended
39.3load, whichever is less, until August 1, 1996. After July 31, 1996, this item applies to all
39.4vehicles regardless of date of manufacture;
39.5    (4) where the gross weight on any axle of a tridem exceeds 15,000 pounds, except
39.6that for vehicles to which an additional axle has been added prior to June 1, 1981, the
39.7maximum gross weight on any axle of a tridem may be up to 16,000 pounds provided the
39.8gross weight of the tridem combination does not exceed 39,900 pounds where the first
39.9and third axles of the tridem are spaced nine feet apart;
39.10    (5) where the gross weight on any group of axles exceeds the weights permitted
39.11under sections 169.822 to 169.829 with any or all of the interior axles disregarded, and
39.12with an exterior axle disregarded if the exterior axle is a variable load axle that is not
39.13carrying its intended weight, and their gross weights subtracted from the gross weight of
39.14all axles of the group under consideration.

39.15    Sec. 52. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.824, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
39.16    Subd. 2. Gross vehicle weight of all axles. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions
39.17of section 169.85, the gross vehicle weight of all axles of a vehicle or combination of
39.18vehicles shall must not exceed:
39.19    (1) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles on all state (i) trunk
39.20highways as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 29, and for all (ii) routes designated
39.21under section 169.832, subdivision 11, and (iii) paved nine-ton routes;
39.22    (2) 88,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
39.23axles while exclusively engaged in hauling livestock on all state trunk highways other
39.24than interstate highways, if the vehicle has a permit under section 169.86, subdivision 5,
39.25paragraph (k); and
39.26    (3) 73,280 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with five axles or less
39.27on all routes, other than state trunk highways and routes that are designated under section
39.28169.832, subdivision 11, except that a vehicle needing reasonable access to a terminal or
39.29facilities for food, fuel, repairs, and rest, located within three miles of a ten-ton route, may
39.30not exceed 80,000 pounds. "Terminal" means any location where freight either originates,
39.31terminates, or is handled in the transportation process, or where commercial motor carriers
39.32maintain operating facilities; and routes identified in clause (1).
39.33    (4) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
39.34axles on all routes, other than state trunk highways and routes that are designated under
39.35section 169.832, subdivision 11.
40.1    (b) The maximum weights specified in this section for five consecutive axles shall
40.2not apply to a four-axle ready-mix concrete truck which was equipped with a fifth axle
40.3prior to June 1, 1981. The maximum gross weight on four or fewer consecutive axles of
40.4vehicles excepted by this clause shall not exceed any maximum weight specified for
40.5four or fewer consecutive axles in this section Notwithstanding the maximum weight
40.6provisions of this section and section 169.85, and in order to promote the reduction of
40.7fuel use and emissions because of engine idling, the maximum gross vehicle weight
40.8limits and the axle weight limits for any motor vehicle subject to sections 169.80 to
40.9169.88 and equipped with idle reduction technology must be increased by the amount of
40.10weight necessary to compensate for the weight of the idle reduction technology, not to
40.11exceed 400 pounds. At the request of an authorized representative of the Department of
40.12Transportation or the Department of Public Safety, the vehicle operator shall provide proof
40.13that the vehicle is equipped with this technology through documentation or demonstration.

40.14    Sec. 53. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.8261, is amended to read:
40.15169.8261 GROSS WEIGHT LIMITATIONS; FOREST PRODUCTS.
40.16    (a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling raw or unfinished forest products,
40.17including wood chips, paper, pulp, oriented strand board, laminated strand lumber,
40.18hardboard, treated lumber, untreated lumber, or barrel staves, by the most direct route to the
40.19nearest highway that has been designated under section 169.832, subdivision 11, may be
40.20operated on any highway with gross weights permitted under sections 169.822 to 169.829
40.21without regard to load restrictions imposed on that highway, except that the vehicles must:
40.22    (1) comply with seasonal load restrictions in effect between the dates set by the
40.23commissioner under section 169.87, subdivision 2;
40.24    (2) comply with bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;
40.25    (3) be equipped and operated with six axles and brakes on all wheels;
40.26    (4) not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight, or 98,000 99,000 pounds gross weight
40.27during the time when seasonal increases are authorized under section 169.826;
40.28    (5) not be operated on interstate and defense highways;
40.29    (6) obtain an annual permit from the commissioner of transportation;
40.30    (7) obey all road postings; and
40.31    (8) not exceed 20,000 pounds gross weight on any single axle.
40.32    (b) A vehicle operated under this section may exceed the legal axle weight limits
40.33listed in section 169.824 by not more than 12.5 percent; except that, the weight limits may
40.34be exceeded by not more than 22.5 percent during the time when seasonal increases are
40.35authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1.
41.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

41.2    Sec. 54. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.829, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
41.3    Subd. 2. Tow truck. Sections 169.822 to 169.828 do not apply to a tow truck or
41.4towing vehicle when towing a disabled or damaged vehicle damaged in such manner that
41.5the towed vehicle cannot be towed from the rear and, when the movement is temporary
41.6urgent, and when the movement is for the purpose of taking removing the disabled vehicle
41.7from the roadway to a place of safekeeping or to a place of repair.

41.8    Sec. 55. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
41.9    Subd. 5. Fee; proceeds deposited; appropriation. The commissioner, with respect
41.10to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each permit
41.11issued. All such fees for permits issued by the commissioner of transportation shall be
41.12deposited in the state treasury and credited to the trunk highway fund. Except for those
41.13annual permits for which the permit fees are specified elsewhere in this chapter, the fees
41.14shall be:
41.15    (a) $15 for each single trip permit.
41.16    (b) $36 for each job permit. A job permit may be issued for like loads carried on
41.17a specific route for a period not to exceed two months. "Like loads" means loads of the
41.18same product, weight, and dimension.
41.19    (c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive
41.20months. Annual permits may be issued for:
41.21    (1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis adversely affecting the safety
41.22or well-being of the public;
41.23    (2) motor vehicles which travel on interstate highways and carry loads authorized
41.24under subdivision 1a;
41.25    (3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized under section 169.826,
41.26subdivision 1a
;
41.27    (4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863;
41.28    (5) motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding ten feet in width; and
41.29    (6) noncommercial transportation of a boat by the owner or user of the boat.; and
41.30    (7) motor vehicles carrying bales of agricultural products authorized under section
41.31169.862.
41.32    (d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12
41.33consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued for:
41.34    (1) mobile cranes;
42.1    (2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies;
42.2    (3) manufactured homes and manufactured storage buildings;
42.3    (4) implements of husbandry when the movement is not made according to the
42.4provisions of paragraph (i);
42.5    (5) double-deck buses;
42.6    (6) commercial boat hauling; and
42.7    (7) three-vehicle combinations consisting of two empty, newly manufactured trailers
42.8for cargo, horses, or livestock, not to exceed 28-1/2 feet per trailer; provided, however,
42.9the permit allows the vehicles to be moved from a trailer manufacturer to a trailer dealer
42.10only while operating on twin-trailer routes designated under section 169.81, subdivision 3,
42.11paragraph (c).
42.12    (e) For vehicles which have axle weights exceeding the weight limitations of
42.13sections 169.822 to 169.829, an additional cost added to the fees listed above. However,
42.14this paragraph applies to any vehicle described in section 168.013, subdivision 3,
42.15paragraph (b), but only when the vehicle exceeds its gross weight allowance set forth in
42.16that paragraph, and then the additional cost is for all weight, including the allowance
42.17weight, in excess of the permitted maximum axle weight. The additional cost is equal
42.18to the product of the distance traveled times the sum of the overweight axle group cost
42.19factors shown in the following chart:
42.20Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors
42.21
42.22
Weight
(pounds)
Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of:
42.23
42.24
42.25
42.26
42.27
42.28
42.29
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
42.30
0-2,000
.12
.05
.04
42.31
2,001-4,000
.14
.06
.05
42.32
4,001-6,000
.18
.07
.06
42.33
6,001-8,000
.21
.09
.07
42.34
8,001-10,000
.26
.10
.08
43.1
10,001-12,000
.30
.12
.09
43.2
43.3
12,001-14,000
Not
permitted
.14
.11
43.4
43.5
14,001-16,000
Not
permitted
.17
.12
43.6
43.7
16,001-18,000
Not
permitted
.19
.15
43.8
43.9
18,001-20,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.16
43.10
43.11
20,001-22,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.20
43.12The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle or axle group. The
43.13additional cost does not apply to paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (3).
43.14For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted weight, a cost-per-mile
43.15fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed
43.16in addition to the normal permit fee. Miles must be calculated based on the distance
43.17already traveled in the state plus the distance from the point of detection to a transportation
43.18loading site or unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the state.
43.19    (f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit may be issued for overweight,
43.20or oversize and overweight, construction equipment, machinery, and supplies. The fees
43.21for the permit are as follows:
43.22
Gross Weight (pounds) of Vehicle
Annual Permit Fee
43.23
90,000
or less
$200
43.24
90,001
- 100,000
$300
43.25
100,001
- 110,000
$400
43.26
110,001
- 120,000
$500
43.27
120,001
- 130,000
$600
43.28
130,001
- 140,000
$700
43.29
140,001
- 145,000
$800
43.30If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 145,000 pounds the permit fee is determined
43.31under paragraph (e).
44.1    (g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set forth in section 169.80 by
44.2more than 72 inches, an additional cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a)
44.3when the permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to section 169.87 are
44.4in effect.
44.5    (h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 months, for
44.6refuse-compactor vehicles that carry a gross weight of not more than: 22,000 pounds on
44.7a single rear axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to section 169.828,
44.8subdivision 2
, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear axle. A permit issued for up to 46,000
44.9pounds on a tridem rear axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000
44.10pounds.
44.11    (i) For vehicles exclusively transporting implements of husbandry, an annual permit
44.12fee of $24. A vehicle operated under a permit authorized by this paragraph may be moved
44.13at the discretion of the permit holder without prior route approval by the commissioner if:
44.14    (1) the total width of the transporting vehicle, including load, does not exceed 14 feet;
44.15    (2) the vehicle is operated only between sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset, and is
44.16not operated at any time after 12:00 noon on Sundays or holidays;
44.17    (3) the vehicle is not operated when visibility is impaired by weather, fog, or other
44.18conditions that render persons and other vehicles not clearly visible at 500 feet;
44.19    (4) the vehicle displays at the front and rear of the load or vehicle a pair of flashing
44.20amber lights, as provided in section 169.59, subdivision 4, whenever the overall width of
44.21the vehicle exceeds 126 inches; and
44.22    (5) the vehicle is not operated on a trunk highway with a surfaced roadway width of
44.23less than 24 feet unless such operation is authorized by the permit.
44.24A permit under this paragraph authorizes movements of the permitted vehicle on an
44.25interstate highway, and movements of 75 miles or more on other highways.
44.26    (j) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section 169.8261. The fee under this
44.27paragraph must be deposited as follows:
44.28    (1) in fiscal years 2005 through 2010:
44.29    (i) the first $50,000 in each fiscal year must be deposited in the trunk highway fund
44.30for costs related to administering the permit program and inspecting and posting bridges;
44.31    (ii) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be deposited in a bridge inspection
44.32and signing account in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is appropriated
44.33to the commissioner for:
44.34    (A) inspection of local bridges and identification of local bridges to be posted,
44.35including contracting with a consultant for some or all of these functions; and
44.36    (B) erection of weight-posting signs on local bridges; and
45.1    (2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years must be deposited in the trunk highway
45.2fund.
45.3    (k) Beginning August 1, 2006, $200 for an annual permit for a vehicle operating
45.4under authority of section 169.824, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2).

45.5    Sec. 56. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.86, is amended by adding a subdivision
45.6to read:
45.7    Subd. 8. Tow truck. A tow truck or towing vehicle, when towing a disabled or
45.8damaged vehicle to a place of repair or to a place of safekeeping, may exceed the length
45.9and weight limitations of this chapter, subject to a $300 annual permit fee and other
45.10conditions the commissioner may prescribe.

45.11    Sec. 57. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.862, is amended to read:
45.12169.862 PERMIT FOR WIDE LOAD OF BALED AGRICULTURAL
45.13PRODUCT.
45.14    Subdivision 1. Annual permit authority; restrictions. (a) The commissioner of
45.15transportation with respect to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, and local
45.16authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, may issue an annual permit
45.17to enable a vehicle carrying round bales of hay, straw, or cornstalks, with a total outside
45.18width of the vehicle or the load not exceeding 11-1/2 12 feet, and a total height of the
45.19loaded vehicle not exceeding 14-1/2 feet, to be operated on public streets and highways.
45.20    (b) The commissioner of transportation and local authorities may issue an annual
45.21permit to enable a vehicle, having a maximum width of 102 inches, carrying a first haul
45.22of square bales of straw, each bale having a minimum size of four feet by four feet by
45.23eight feet, with a total outside width of the load not exceeding 12 feet, to be operated on
45.24public streets and highways between August 1 and March 1 within 35 miles of the border
45.25between this state and the state of North Dakota.
45.26    (c) The commissioner of transportation and local authorities may issue an annual
45.27permit to enable a vehicle carrying square bales of hay, each with an outside dimension of
45.28not less than three feet by four feet by seven feet, with a total height of the loaded vehicle
45.29not exceeding 15 feet, to be operated on those public streets and highways designated
45.30in the permit.
45.31    Subd. 2. Additional restrictions. Permits issued under this section are governed by
45.32the applicable provisions of section 169.86 except as otherwise provided herein and, in
45.33addition, carry the following restrictions:
46.1    (a) The vehicles may not be operated between sunset and sunrise, when visibility is
46.2impaired by weather, fog, or other conditions rendering persons and vehicles not clearly
46.3visible at a distance of 500 feet, or on Sunday from noon until sunset, or on the days the
46.4following holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
46.5Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
46.6    (b) The vehicles may not be operated on interstate highways.
46.7    (c) The vehicles may not be operated on a trunk highway with a pavement less
46.8than 24 feet wide.
46.9    (d) A vehicle operated under the permit must be equipped with a retractable or
46.10removable mirror on the left side so located that it will reflect to the driver a clear view of
46.11the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
46.12    (e) A vehicle operated under the permit must display red, orange, or yellow flags, 18
46.13inches square, as markers at the front and rear and on both sides of the load. The load
46.14must be securely bound to the transporting vehicle.
46.15    (f) Farm vehicles not for hire carrying round baled hay less than 20 miles are exempt
46.16from the requirement to obtain a permit. All other requirements of this section apply
46.17to vehicles transporting round baled hay.
46.18    The fee for the permit is $24.

46.19    Sec. 58. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.864, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
46.20    Subdivision 1. Special three-unit vehicle permit. The commissioner may issue a
46.21permit for a vehicle that meets the following requirements:
46.22    (1) is a combination of vehicles, including a truck-tractor and a semitrailer drawing
46.23one additional semitrailer, which may be equipped with an auxiliary dolly, and no
46.24semitrailer used in the three-vehicle combination has an overall length in excess of 28-1/2
46.25feet;
46.26    (2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 108,000 pounds;
46.27    (3) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge
46.28formula for axle groups not described in that section;
46.29    (4) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
46.30recommended load, whichever is less;
46.31    (5) is operated only in this state on Trunk Highway marked 2 between Grand Rapids
46.32and the port of Duluth; on Trunk Highway marked 169 between Grand Rapids and its
46.33junction with Trunk Highway marked 53; on Trunk Highway marked 194 between Trunk
46.34Highway marked 2 and Trunk Highway marked 53; and on Trunk Highway marked 53
46.35between Virginia and the port of Duluth; and
47.1    (6) the seasonal weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1,
47.2do not apply.
47.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

47.4    Sec. 59. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.864, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
47.5    Subd. 2. Special two-unit vehicle permit. The commissioner may issue a permit
47.6for a vehicle that meets the following requirements:
47.7    (1) is a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck-tractor and a single semitrailer
47.8that may exceed 48 feet, but not 53 feet, if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline
47.9of the rear axle group of the semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet;
47.10    (2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 90,000 pounds or 97,000 pounds if
47.11the truck has seven axles;
47.12    (3) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 98,000 pounds during the time when
47.13seasonal weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1, are in effect;
47.14    (4) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge
47.15formula for axle groups not described in that section;
47.16    (5) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
47.17recommended load, whichever is less; and
47.18    (6) is operated only on the highways specified in subdivision 1, clause (5).
47.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

47.20    Sec. 60. [169.865] SPECIAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS PERMITS.
47.21    Subdivision 1. Six-axle vehicles. (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
47.22authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six axles to haul raw or
47.23unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
47.24    (1) 90,000 pounds; and
47.25    (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
47.26subdivision 1.
47.27    (b) Notwithstanding subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or
47.28combination of vehicles operated under this subdivision and transporting only sealed
47.29intermodal containers may be operated on an interstate highway if allowed by the United
47.30States Department of Transportation.
47.31    (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300.
48.1    Subd. 2. Seven-axle vehicles. (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
48.2authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven axles to haul raw or
48.3unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
48.4    (1) 97,000 pounds; and
48.5    (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
48.6subdivision 1.
48.7    (b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
48.8qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, and Code
48.9of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40 and 382.
48.10    (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500.
48.11    Subd. 3. Requirements; restrictions. (a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles
48.12operating under this section:
48.13    (1) is subject to axle weight limitations under section 169.824, subdivision 1;
48.14    (2) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87;
48.15    (3) is subject to bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;
48.16    (4) may only be operated on trunk highways other than interstate highways, and on
48.17local roads designated under section 169.832, subdivision 11;
48.18    (5) may not be operated with loads that exceed the manufacturer's gross vehicle
48.19weight rating as affixed to the vehicle, or other certification of gross vehicle weight rating
48.20complying with Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 567.4 to 567.7;
48.21    (6) must be issued a permit from each road authority having jurisdiction over a road
48.22on which the vehicle is operated, if required;
48.23    (7) must comply with the requirements of section 169.851, subdivision 4; and
48.24    (8) must have brakes on all wheels.
48.25    (b) The percentage allowances for exceeding gross weights if transporting unfinished
48.26forest products under section 168.013, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), or for the first haul of
48.27unprocessed or raw farm products or unfinished forest products under section 168.013,
48.28subdivision 3, paragraph (d), clause (3), do not apply to a vehicle or combination of
48.29vehicles operated under this section.
48.30    Subd. 4. Deposit of revenues; appropriation. (a) Revenue from the permits issued
48.31under this section must be deposited:
48.32    (1) in fiscal years 2008 through 2011, in the bridge inspection and signing account
48.33in the special revenue fund; and
48.34    (2) in fiscal year 2012 and subsequent years, in the trunk highway fund.
48.35    (b) The revenue in the bridge inspection and signing account under this section is
48.36annually appropriated to the commissioner for:
49.1    (1) inspection of local bridges and identification of local bridges to be posted,
49.2including contracting with a consultant for some or all of these functions; and
49.3    (2) erection of weight posting signs on local bridges.

49.4    Sec. 61. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
49.5to read:
49.6    Subd. 49a. Valid license; valid driver's license. "Valid license," "valid driver's
49.7license," "valid Minnesota driver's license," "valid standard driver's license," or other
49.8similar term, means any operator's license, provisional license, temporary license, limited
49.9license, permit, or other license to operate a motor vehicle issued or issuable under the laws
49.10of this state by the commissioner, or by another state or jurisdiction if specified, that is:
49.11    (1) not expired, suspended, revoked, or canceled; and
49.12    (2) not disqualified for the class of vehicle being operated.

49.13    Sec. 62. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
49.14    Subdivision 1. License required; duplicate identification restricted. (a) Except
49.15when expressly exempted, a person shall not drive a motor vehicle upon a street or
49.16highway in this state unless the person has a license valid license under this chapter for
49.17the type or class of vehicle being driven.
49.18    (b) The department shall not issue a driver's license to a person unless and until the
49.19person's license from any jurisdiction has been invalidated. The department shall provide
49.20to the issuing department of any jurisdiction, information that the licensee is now licensed
49.21in Minnesota. A person is not permitted to have more than one valid driver's license
49.22at any time. The department shall not issue to a person to whom a current Minnesota
49.23identification card has been issued a driver's license, other than a limited license, unless
49.24the person's Minnesota identification card has been invalidated. This subdivision does
49.25not require invalidation of a tribal identification card as a condition of receiving a driver's
49.26license.

49.27    Sec. 63. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
49.28    Subd. 3. Contents of application; other information. (a) An application must:
49.29    (1) state the full name, date of birth, sex, and either (i) the residence address of the
49.30applicant, or (ii) the designated address under section 5B.05;
49.31    (2) as may be required by the commissioner, contain a description of the applicant
49.32and any other facts pertaining to the applicant, the applicant's driving privileges, and the
49.33applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety;
50.1    (3) state:
50.2    (i) the applicant's Social Security number; or
50.3    (ii) if the applicant does not have a social security number and is applying for a
50.4Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, or class D provisional or driver's license,
50.5that the applicant certifies that the applicant does not have a Social Security number;
50.6    (4) contain a space where the applicant may indicate a desire to make an anatomical
50.7gift according to paragraph (b); and
50.8    (5) contain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will/health
50.9care directive designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7.
50.10    (b) If the applicant does not indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift when
50.11the application is made, the applicant must be offered a donor document in accordance
50.12with section 171.07, subdivision 5. The application must contain statements sufficient
50.13to comply with the requirements of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (1987), sections
50.14525.921 to 525.9224, so that execution of the application or donor document will make
50.15the anatomical gift as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 5, for those indicating a
50.16desire to make an anatomical gift. The application must be accompanied by information
50.17describing Minnesota laws regarding anatomical gifts and the need for and benefits of
50.18anatomical gifts, and the legal implications of making an anatomical gift, including the
50.19law governing revocation of anatomical gifts. The commissioner shall distribute a notice
50.20that must accompany all applications for and renewals of a driver's license or Minnesota
50.21identification card. The notice must be prepared in conjunction with a Minnesota organ
50.22procurement organization that is certified by the federal Department of Health and Human
50.23Services and must include:
50.24    (1) a statement that provides a fair and reasonable description of the organ donation
50.25process, the care of the donor body after death, and the importance of informing family
50.26members of the donation decision; and
50.27    (2) a telephone number in a certified Minnesota organ procurement organization that
50.28may be called with respect to questions regarding anatomical gifts.
50.29    (c) The application must be accompanied also by information containing relevant
50.30facts relating to:
50.31    (1) the effect of alcohol on driving ability;
50.32    (2) the effect of mixing alcohol with drugs;
50.33    (3) the laws of Minnesota relating to operation of a motor vehicle while under the
50.34influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; and
50.35    (4) the levels of alcohol-related fatalities and accidents in Minnesota and of arrests
50.36for alcohol-related violations.

51.1    Sec. 64. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
51.2    Subdivision 1. License; contents. (a) Upon the payment of the required fee, the
51.3department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a license designating the type or class
51.4of vehicles the applicant is authorized to drive as applied for. This license must bear a
51.5distinguishing number assigned to the licensee; the licensee's full name, and date of birth,
51.6and; either (1) the licensee's residence address, or (2) the designated address under section
51.75B.05; the license class, endorsements, and restrictions imposed, if any; a description of
51.8the licensee in a manner as the commissioner deems necessary; and the usual signature of
51.9the licensee. No license is valid unless it bears the usual signature of the licensee. Every
51.10license must bear a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of the licensee.
51.11    (b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
51.12residence address as listed on the license, then the applicant shall provide verification from
51.13the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the applicant's residence
51.14address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing address. When an
51.15applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision, the commissioner
51.16shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence address for
51.17all notices and mailings to the applicant.
51.18    (c) Every license issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
51.19distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."
51.20    (d) The department shall use processes in issuing a license that prohibit, as nearly as
51.21possible, the ability to alter or reproduce a license, or prohibit the ability to superimpose a
51.22photograph or electronically produced image on a license, without ready detection.
51.23    (e) A license issued to an applicant age 65 or over must be plainly marked "senior" if
51.24requested by the applicant.

51.25    Sec. 65. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
51.26    Subd. 3. Identification card; fee. (a) Upon payment of the required fee, the
51.27department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a Minnesota identification card. The
51.28department may not issue a Minnesota identification card to an individual who has a
51.29driver's license, other than a limited license. The card must bear a distinguishing number
51.30assigned to the applicant; a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of
51.31the applicant; the applicant's full name, and date of birth, and; either (1) the licensee's
51.32residence address, or (2) the designated address under section 5B.05; a description of the
51.33applicant in the manner as the commissioner deems necessary; and the usual signature of
51.34the applicant.
52.1    (b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
52.2residence address as listed on the Minnesota identification card, then the applicant shall
52.3provide verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered
52.4to the applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate
52.5mailing address. When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this
52.6subdivision, the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the
52.7applicant's residence address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.
52.8    (c) Each identification card issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
52.9distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."
52.10    (d) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly marked "Minnesota
52.11identification card - not a driver's license."
52.12    (e) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents when issued to a person
52.13who is developmentally disabled, as defined in section 252A.02, subdivision 2; a
52.14physically disabled person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2; or, a person with
52.15mental illness, as described in section 245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c).

52.16    Sec. 66. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.14, is amended to read:
52.17171.14 CANCELLATION.
52.18    (a) The commissioner shall have authority to may cancel any driver's license upon
52.19determination that (1) the licensee was not entitled to the issuance thereof hereunder, or
52.20that of the license, (2) the licensee failed to give the required or correct information in
52.21the application, or (3) the licensee committed any fraud or deceit in making such the
52.22application. The commissioner may also cancel the driver's license of any, or (4) the
52.23person who, at the time of the cancellation, would not have been entitled to receive a
52.24license under the provisions of section 171.04.
52.25    (b) The commissioner shall cancel the driver's license of a person described in
52.26paragraph (a), clause (3), for 60 days or until the required or correct information has
52.27been provided, whichever is longer.

52.28    Sec. 67. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
52.29    Subd. 2. Transportation goals. The goals of the state transportation system are
52.30as follows:
52.31    (1) to provide safe transportation for users throughout the state;
52.32    (2) to provide multimodal and intermodal transportation that enhances mobility and
52.33economic development and provides access to all persons and businesses in Minnesota
52.34while ensuring that there is no undue burden placed on any community;
53.1    (3) to provide a reasonable travel time for commuters;
53.2    (4) to provide for the economical, efficient, and safe movement of goods to and from
53.3markets by rail, highway, and waterway;
53.4    (5) to encourage tourism by providing appropriate transportation to Minnesota
53.5facilities designed to attract tourists;
53.6    (6) to provide transit services throughout the state to meet the needs of transit users;
53.7    (7) to promote productivity through system management and the utilization of
53.8technological advancements;
53.9    (8) to maximize the long-term benefits received for each state transportation
53.10investment;
53.11    (9) to provide funding for transportation that, at a minimum, preserves the
53.12transportation infrastructure;
53.13    (10) to ensure that the planning and implementation of all modes of transportation
53.14are consistent with the environmental and energy goals of the state;
53.15    (11) to promote and increase the use of high-occupancy vehicle use vehicles and
53.16low-emission vehicles;
53.17    (12) to provide an air transportation system sufficient to encourage economic growth
53.18and allow all regions of the state the ability to participate in the global economy;
53.19    (13) to increase transit use in the urban areas statewide by giving highest priority to
53.20the transportation modes with the greatest people-moving capacity and lowest long-term
53.21economic and environmental cost; and
53.22    (14) to promote and increase bicycling as an energy-efficient, nonpolluting, and
53.23healthful form of transportation alternative.;
53.24    (15) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's transportation sector; and
53.25    (16) accomplish these goals with minimal impact on the environment.
53.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

53.27    Sec. 68. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.02, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
53.28    Subd. 1a. Mission; efficiency; legislative report, recommendations. It is part
53.29of the department's mission that within the department's resources the commissioner
53.30shall endeavor to:
53.31    (1) prevent the waste or unnecessary spending of public money;
53.32    (2) use innovative fiscal and human resource practices to manage the state's
53.33resources and operate the department as efficiently as possible;
53.34    (3) minimize the degradation of air and water quality;
54.1    (4) coordinate the department's activities wherever appropriate with the activities
54.2of other governmental agencies;
54.3    (4) (5) use technology where appropriate to increase agency productivity, improve
54.4customer service, increase public access to information about government, and increase
54.5public participation in the business of government;
54.6    (5) (6) utilize constructive and cooperative labor-management practices to the extent
54.7otherwise required by chapters 43A and 179A;
54.8    (6) (7) report to the legislature on the performance of agency operations and the
54.9accomplishment of agency goals in the agency's biennial budget according to section
54.1016A.10, subdivision 1 ; and
54.11    (7) (8) recommend to the legislature appropriate changes in law necessary to carry
54.12out the mission and improve the performance of the department.
54.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

54.14    Sec. 69. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
54.15    Subdivision 1. Statewide transportation plan; priorities; schedule of
54.16expenditures. In order to best meet the present and future transportation needs of the
54.17public, to insure a strong state economy, to make most efficient use of public and private
54.18funds, to lessen adverse environmental impacts of the transportation sector, and to
54.19promote the more efficient use of energy and other resources for transportation purposes,
54.20the commissioner shall:
54.21    (1) three months after notification that the department is ready to commence
54.22operations and prior to the drafting of the statewide transportation plan, hold public
54.23hearings as may be appropriate solely for the purpose of receiving suggestions for future
54.24transportation alternatives and priorities for the state. The Metropolitan Council, regional
54.25development commissions, and port authorities shall appear at the hearings and submit
54.26information concerning transportation-related planning undertaken and accomplished by
54.27these agencies. Other political subdivisions may appear and submit such information at
54.28the hearings. These hearings shall be completed no later than six months from the date of
54.29the commissioner's notification;
54.30    (2) develop, adopt, revise, and monitor a statewide transportation plan, taking
54.31into account the suggestions and information submitted at the public hearings held
54.32pursuant to clause (1). The plan shall incorporate all modes of transportation including
54.33bicycle commutation and recreation and provide for the interconnection and coordination
54.34of different modes of transportation. The commissioner shall evaluate alternative all
54.35transportation programs and facilities proposed for inclusion in the plan in terms of
55.1economic costs and benefits, safety aspects, impact on present and planned land uses,
55.2environmental effects, energy efficiency, national transportation policies and priorities,
55.3and availability of federal and other financial assistance;
55.4    (3) based upon the statewide transportation plan, develop statewide transportation
55.5priorities and schedule authorized public capital improvements and other authorized
55.6public transportation expenditures pursuant to the priorities;
55.7    (4) complete the plan and priorities required by this subdivision no later than July
55.81, 1978. Upon completion of the plan and priorities, the commissioner shall prepare
55.9and periodically revise, as necessary, the schedule of authorized public transportation
55.10expenditures. The plan, priorities, and schedule are exempt from the provisions of the
55.11Administrative Procedure Act.
55.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

55.13    Sec. 70. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
55.14to read:
55.15    Subd. 10. Highway construction training. (a) The commissioner of transportation
55.16shall utilize the maximum feasible amount of all federal funds available to this state
55.17under United States Code, title 23, section 140, paragraph (b), to develop, conduct, and
55.18administer highway construction training, including skill improvement programs.
55.19    (b) The commissioner of transportation must report by February 1 of each
55.20odd-numbered year to the house of representatives and senate committees having
55.21jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the commissioner's
55.22compliance with paragraph (a). The report must, with respect to each of the two previous
55.23calendar years:
55.24    (1) describe the highway construction training and skill improvement programs the
55.25commissioner has conducted and administered;
55.26    (2) analyze the results of the commissioner's training programs;
55.27    (3) state the amount of federal funds available to this state under United States Code,
55.28title 23, section 140, paragraph (b); and
55.29    (4) identify the amount spent by the commissioner in conducting and administering
55.30the programs.

55.31    Sec. 71. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
55.32to read:
55.33    Subd. 11. Disadvantaged business enterprise program. (a) The commissioner
55.34shall include in each contract that is funded at least in part by federal funds, a sanction
56.1for each contractor who does not meet the established project disadvantaged business
56.2enterprise goal or demonstrate good faith effort to meet the goal.
56.3    (b) The commissioner of transportation shall report by February 1 of each
56.4odd-numbered year to the house of representatives and senate committees having
56.5jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the commissioner's
56.6disadvantaged business enterprise program. The report must, with respect to each of
56.7the two previous calendar years:
56.8    (1) state the department's annual overall goal, compared with the percentage attained;
56.9    (2) explain the methodology, applicable facts, and public participation used to
56.10establish the overall goal;
56.11    (3) describe good faith efforts to meet the goal, if the goal was not attained;
56.12    (4) describe actions to address overconcentration of disadvantaged business
56.13enterprises in certain types of work;
56.14    (5) state the number of contracts that included disadvantaged business enterprise
56.15goals, the number of contractors that met established disadvantaged business enterprise
56.16goals, and sanctions imposed for lack of good faith effort; and
56.17    (6) describe contracts with no disadvantaged business enterprise goals, and, of
56.18those, state number of contracts and amount of each contract with targeted groups under
56.19section 16C.16.

56.20    Sec. 72. [174.185] PAVEMENT LIFE-CYCLE COST ANALYSIS.
56.21    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following
56.22definitions apply.
56.23    (a) "Life-cycle cost" is the sum of the cost of the initial pavement project and
56.24all anticipated costs for maintenance, repair, and resurfacing over the life of the
56.25pavement. Anticipated costs must be based on Minnesota's actual or reasonably projected
56.26maintenance, repair, and resurfacing schedules, and costs determined by the Department
56.27of Transportation district personnel based upon recently awarded local projects and
56.28experience with local material costs.
56.29    (b) "Life-cycle cost analysis" is a comparison of life-cycle costs among competing
56.30paving materials using equal design lives and equal comparison periods.
56.31    Subd. 2. Required analysis. For each project in the reconditioning, resurfacing,
56.32and road repair funding categories, the commissioner shall perform a life-cycle cost
56.33analysis and shall document the lowest life-cycle costs and all alternatives considered.
56.34The commissioner shall document the chosen pavement strategy and, if the lowest life
56.35cycle is not selected, document the justification for the chosen strategy. A life-cycle cost
57.1analysis is required for projects to be constructed after July 1, 2011. For projects to be
57.2constructed prior to July 1, 2011, when feasible, the department will use its best efforts to
57.3perform life-cycle cost analyses.
57.4    Subd. 3. Report. The commissioner shall report annually to the chairs and ranking
57.5minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
57.6over transportation finance beginning on January 1, 2012, the results of the analyses
57.7required in subdivision 2.

57.8    Sec. 73. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.30, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
57.9    Subd. 4. Vehicle and equipment inspection, rules; decal; complaint contact
57.10information. (a) The commissioner shall inspect or provide for the inspection of
57.11vehicles at least annually. In addition to scheduled annual inspections and reinspections
57.12scheduled for the purpose of verifying that deficiencies have been corrected, unannounced
57.13inspections of any vehicle may be conducted.
57.14    (b) On determining that a vehicle or vehicle equipment is in a condition that is likely
57.15to cause an accident or breakdown, the commissioner shall require the vehicle to be taken
57.16out of service immediately. The commissioner shall require that vehicles and equipment
57.17not meeting standards be repaired and brought into conformance with the standards
57.18and shall require written evidence of compliance from the operator before allowing the
57.19operator to return the vehicle to service.
57.20    (c) The commissioner shall provide in the rules procedures for inspecting vehicles,
57.21removing unsafe vehicles from service, determining and requiring compliance, and
57.22reviewing driver qualifications.
57.23    (d) The commissioner shall design a distinctive decal to be issued to special
57.24transportation service providers with a current certificate of compliance under this section.
57.25A decal is valid for one year from the last day of the month in which it is issued. A person
57.26who is subject to the operating standards adopted under this section may not provide
57.27special transportation service in a vehicle that does not conspicuously display a decal
57.28issued by the commissioner.
57.29    (e) Special transportation service providers shall prominently display in each vehicle
57.30all contact information for the submission of complaints regarding the transportation
57.31services provided to that individual. All vehicles providing service under section
57.32473.386 shall display contact information for the Metropolitan Council. All other special
57.33transportation service vehicles shall display contact information for the commissioner of
57.34transportation.
57.35EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008.

58.1    Sec. 74. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.30, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
58.2    Subd. 9. Complaint data; Complaints; report; data classification. (a) The
58.3commissioner shall investigate all complaints over which the commissioner has
58.4jurisdiction regarding special transportation service providers regulated under this section.
58.5    (b) By January 15, 2009, and in every subsequent odd-numbered year by January 15,
58.6the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
58.7house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over transportation
58.8policy and finance. The report must identify each complaint investigated by the
58.9commissioner under paragraph (a), including, but not limited to, any findings and steps
58.10taken for resolution of the complaint.
58.11    (c) When information is furnished to the Department of Transportation that alleges
58.12a violation of this section, an operating standard adopted under this section, or section
58.13174.315 , the following data are classified as confidential data or protected nonpublic data:
58.14    (1) names of complainants;
58.15    (2) complaint letters; and
58.16    (3) other unsolicited data when furnished by a person who is not the subject of the
58.17data and who is not a department employee.
58.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008.

58.19    Sec. 75. [174.56] REPORT ON MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECTS.
58.20    Subdivision 1. Report required. The commissioner of transportation shall submit a
58.21report on January 15, 2009, and on January 15 of each year thereafter, on the status of
58.22major highway projects under construction or planned during the year of the report and for
58.23the ensuing 15 years. For purposes of this section, a "major highway project" is a highway
58.24project that has a total cost for all segments that the commissioner estimates at the time of
58.25the report to be at least (1) $25,000,000 in the metropolitan highway construction district,
58.26or (2) $10,000,000 in any nonmetropolitan highway construction district.
58.27    Subd. 2. Report contents. For each major highway project the report must include:
58.28    (1) a description of the project sufficient to specify its scope and location;
58.29    (2) a history of the project, including, but not limited to, previous official actions
58.30by the department or the appropriate area transportation partnership, or both, the date
58.31on which the project was first included in the state transportation improvement plan,
58.32the cost of the project at that time, the dates of environmental approval, the dates of
58.33municipal approval, the date of final geometric layout, and the date of establishment of
58.34any construction limits;
59.1    (3) the project's priority listing or rank within its construction district, if any, as
59.2well as the reasons for that listing or rank, the criteria used in prioritization or rank, any
59.3changes in that prioritization or rank since the project was first included in a department
59.4work plan, and the reasons for those changes; and
59.5    (4) past and potential future reasons for delay in letting or completing the project.
59.6    Subd. 3. Department resources. The commissioner shall prepare and submit the
59.7report with existing department staff and resources.

59.8    Sec. 76. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 218.041, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
59.9    Subd. 6. Investigative powers. In the exercise of powers granted in this chapter,
59.10the commissioner may:
59.11    (1) subpoena books, papers, or accounts kept by any regulated business within or
59.12without the state, or compel production of verified copies;
59.13    (2) prepare all forms or blanks for obtaining information that the commissioner
59.14may deem necessary or useful for the proper exercise of the authority and duties of the
59.15commissioner in connection with regulated businesses, and prescribe the time and manner
59.16within which the blanks and forms must be completed and filed;
59.17    (3) inspect, at all reasonable times, and copy the books, records, memoranda,
59.18correspondence, or other documents and records of any business under the commissioner's
59.19jurisdiction; and
59.20    (4) examine, under oath, any officer, agent, or employee of a business under the
59.21commissioner's jurisdiction concerning any matter within the commissioner's jurisdiction;
59.22and
59.23    (5) assess common carriers, administer the state rail safety inspection account, and
59.24perform other duties on behalf of the state rail safety inspector under section 219.015.

59.25    Sec. 77. [219.015] STATE RAIL SAFETY INSPECTOR.
59.26    (a) The commissioner of transportation shall establish a position of state rail safety
59.27inspector in the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations of the Minnesota
59.28Department of Transportation. The commissioner shall apply to the Federal Railroad
59.29Administration (FRA) of the United States Department of Transportation to participate
59.30in the Federal State Rail Safety Partnership Program for training and certification of
59.31an inspector under authority of United States Code, title 49, sections 20103, 20105,
59.3220106, and 20113, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 212. The state rail
59.33safety inspector shall inspect mainline track, secondary track, and yard and industry track;
59.34inspect railroad right-of-way, including adjacent or intersecting drainage, culverts, bridges,
60.1overhead structures, and traffic and other public crossings; inspect yards and physical
60.2plants; review and enforce safety requirements; review maintenance and repair records;
60.3and review railroad security measures. To the extent delegated by the commissioner, the
60.4inspector may issue citations for violations of this chapter, or to ensure railroad employee
60.5and public safety and welfare.
60.6    (b) The commissioner shall annually assess railroad companies that are (1) defined
60.7as common carriers under section 218.011, (2) classified by federal law or regulation as
60.8Class I Railroads or Class I Rail Carriers, and (3) operating in this state, by a division of
60.9equal proportion between carriers, assessed in equal amounts for 365 days of the calendar
60.10year. The commissioner shall assess all start-up or re-establishment costs, and all related
60.11costs of initiating the state rail safety inspector program beginning July 1, 2008. The state
60.12rail inspector duties must begin and be assessed on January 1, 2009. The assessments must
60.13be deposited in a special account in the special revenue fund, to be known as the state
60.14rail safety inspection account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
60.15and may be expended to cover the costs incurred for the establishment and ongoing
60.16responsibilities of the state rail safety inspector.
60.17    (c) The commissioner may exempt a common carrier not federally classified as
60.18Class I from violations for a period of up to two years if the common carrier applies for
60.19participation in a work site safety coaching program, such as the "MNSharp" program
60.20administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and the commissioner
60.21determines such participation to be preferred enforcement for safety or security violations.
60.22    (d) Any person aggrieved by an assessment levied under this section may appeal
60.23within 90 days any assessment, violation, or administrative penalty to the Office of
60.24Administrative Hearings, with further appeal and review by the district court.

60.25    Sec. 78. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.031, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
60.26    Subd. 6. Vehicle identification rule. (a) The following carriers shall display the
60.27carrier's name and address on the power unit of each vehicle:
60.28    (1) motor carriers, regardless of the weight of the vehicle, except that this
60.29requirement does not apply to a limousine as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 35,
60.30that is equipped with "LM" license plates;
60.31    (2) interstate and intrastate private carriers operating vehicles with a gross vehicle
60.32weight of more than 10,000 pounds; and
60.33    (3) vehicles providing transportation described in section 221.025 with a gross
60.34vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds except those providing transportation
60.35described in section 221.025, clauses (1), (3), and (4).
61.1Vehicles described in clauses (2) and (3) that are operated by farmers or farm employees
61.2and have four or fewer axles are not required to comply with the vehicle identification
61.3rule of the commissioner.
61.4    (b) Vehicles subject to this subdivision must show the name or "doing business as"
61.5name of the carrier operating the vehicle and the community and abbreviation of the state
61.6in which the carrier maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle is customarily
61.7based. If the carrier operates a leased vehicle, it may show its name and the name of the
61.8lessor on the vehicle, if the lease relationship is clearly shown. If the name of a person
61.9other than the operating carrier appears on the vehicle, the words "operated by" must
61.10immediately precede the name of the carrier.
61.11    (c) The name and address must be in letters that contrast sharply in color with the
61.12background, be readily legible during daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet while
61.13the vehicle is stationary, and be maintained in a manner that retains the legibility of the
61.14markings. The name and address may be shown by use of a removable device if that
61.15device meets the identification and legibility requirements of this subdivision.

61.16    Sec. 79. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
61.17    Subd. 9. Hours of service of driver. Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
61.18395, is incorporated by reference, except that paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (f), (h), (i), (k), (l),
61.19(m), and (n) of section 395.1 and section 395.13 of that part are not incorporated. In
61.20addition, cross-references to sections or paragraphs not incorporated in this subdivision
61.21are not incorporated by reference. The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title
61.2249, part 395, do not apply to drivers of lightweight vehicles.

61.23    Sec. 80. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.0314, is amended by adding a
61.24subdivision to read:
61.25    Subd. 12. Hazardous materials safety permits. A person who transports the
61.26hazardous materials designated in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 385.403,
61.27shall comply with this section and with the provisions of Code of Federal Regulations,
61.28title 49, part 385, subpart E, which is incorporated by reference.

61.29    Sec. 81. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.033, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:
61.30    Subd. 2d. Age of driver under federal materials-of-trade regulation. A driver
61.31of a self-propelled or towed motor vehicle transporting no hazardous material other than
61.32materials of trade, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 171.8, when
61.33engaged in intrastate transportation, must be at least 18 years of age. This subdivision
62.1does not apply unless the transportation conforms to the requirements of Code of Federal
62.2Regulations, title 49, section 173.6.

62.3    Sec. 82. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.037, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
62.4    Subdivision 1. Required to provide information. A person who generates, stores,
62.5treats, transports, disposes of, or otherwise handles or has handled hazardous materials,
62.6hazardous substances, or hazardous waste shall (1) give to transportation representatives
62.7and hazardous material specialists of the department information relating to the materials,
62.8substances, or waste, or (2) permit them access to and copying of records and safety
62.9permits relating to any or all of the materials, substances, or waste, or both.

62.10    Sec. 83. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.091, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
62.11    Subd. 2. Local licensing of small vehicle passenger service. A city that licenses
62.12and regulates small vehicle passenger service must do so by ordinance. The ordinance
62.13must, at a minimum, provide for driver qualifications, insurance, vehicle safety, and
62.14periodic vehicle inspections. A city that has adopted an ordinance complying with this
62.15subdivision may enforce the registration requirement in section 221.021. A person who
62.16provides small vehicle passenger service to an individual for the purpose of obtaining
62.17nonemergency medical care and who receives reimbursement under section 256B.0625,
62.18subdivision 17, for providing the service, must comply with the rules of the commissioner
62.19adopted under section 174.30.
62.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008.

62.21    Sec. 84. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.141, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
62.22    Subdivision 1. Financial responsibility of carriers. (a) No motor carrier and no
62.23interstate carrier shall operate a vehicle until it has obtained and has in effect the minimum
62.24amount of financial responsibility required by this section. Policies of insurance, surety
62.25bonds, other types of security, and endorsements must be continuously in effect and must
62.26remain in effect until canceled. Before providing transportation, the motor carrier or
62.27interstate carrier shall secure and cause to be filed with the commissioner and maintain in
62.28full effect, a certificate of insurance in a form required by the commissioner, evidencing
62.29public liability insurance in the amount prescribed. The insurance must cover injuries and
62.30damage to persons or property resulting from the operation or use of motor vehicles,
62.31regardless of whether each vehicle is specifically described in the policy. This insurance
62.32does not apply to injuries or death to the employees of the motor carrier or to property
62.33being transported by the carrier.
63.1    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the insurance required of
63.2a motor carrier of passengers must be at least that amount required of interstate carriers
63.3under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 387.33, as amended.
63.4    (c) This section does not apply to a charitable organization exempt from taxation
63.5under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code when the transportation furthers
63.6the charitable organization's charitable mission. The charitable organization must comply
63.7with the insurance requirements of section 65B.48.

63.8    Sec. 85. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.231, is amended to read:
63.9221.231 RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT.
63.10    The commissioner may enter into reciprocal agreements with the regulatory bodies
63.11of other states and the provinces of the Dominion of Canada, whereby the payment of the
63.12fees provided in section 221.60 may be waived in whole or in part for regarding motor
63.13carriers having an established place of business in that state or province; provided that
63.14reciprocal privileges are extended under the agreement to motor carriers of this state.
63.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

63.16    Sec. 86. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.60, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
63.17    Subdivision 1. Procedure Registration required. A motor carrier may transport
63.18persons or property for hire in interstate commerce in Minnesota only if it first:
63.19    (1) complies with section 221.141;
63.20    (2) either registers with the commissioner the federal operating authority that it
63.21intends to exercise, or registers and describes the transportation it performs under an
63.22exemption contained in United States Code, title 49; and
63.23    (3) purchases an interstate identification stamp or an interstate registration trip permit
63.24for each vehicle to be used in interstate transportation in Minnesota A foreign or domestic
63.25motor carrier, motor private carrier, leasing company, broker, or freight forwarder, as
63.26defined in United States Code, title 49, section 13102, may operate in interstate commerce
63.27in Minnesota only if it first complies with the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement
63.28authorized by United States Code, title 49, section 14504a, enacted pursuant to the Unified
63.29Carrier Registration Act of 2005, and the rules, regulations, and directives adopted
63.30thereunder, including registering with a base state and paying all required fees.
63.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

63.32    Sec. 87. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.60, is amended by adding a subdivision
63.33to read:
64.1    Subd. 7. Commissioner's authority. The commissioner of transportation is
64.2authorized to take all necessary actions to enter into the Unified Carrier Registration
64.3Agreement in accordance with United States Code, title 49, section 14504a, and shall
64.4implement and administer the agreement and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder,
64.5including directives of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan board of directors as
64.6authorized by United States Code, title 49, section 14504a, subsection (d)(2).
64.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

64.8    Sec. 88. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
64.9    Subd. 7. Expenditures. (a) The commissioner may expend money from the rail
64.10service improvement account for the following purposes:
64.11    (1) to make transfers as provided under section 222.57 or to pay interest adjustments
64.12on loans guaranteed under the state rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program;
64.13    (2) to pay a portion of the costs of capital improvement projects designed to
64.14improve rail service including construction or improvement of short segments of rail line
64.15such as side track, team track, and connections between existing lines, and construction
64.16and improvement of loading, unloading, storage, and transfer facilities of a rail user or
64.17a rail carrier;
64.18    (3) to pay a portion of the costs of rehabilitation projects designed to improve rail
64.19service of a rail user or a rail carrier;
64.20    (4) to acquire, maintain, manage, and dispose of railroad right-of-way pursuant to
64.21the state rail bank program;
64.22    (4) (5) to provide for aerial photography survey of proposed and abandoned railroad
64.23tracks for the purpose of recording and reestablishing by analytical triangulation the
64.24existing alignment of the inplace track;
64.25    (5) (6) to pay a portion of the costs of acquiring a rail line by a regional railroad
64.26authority established pursuant to chapter 398A;
64.27    (6) (7) to pay the state matching portion of federal grants for rail-highway grade
64.28crossing improvement projects.
64.29    (b) All money derived by the commissioner from the disposition of railroad
64.30right-of-way or of any other property acquired pursuant to sections 222.46 to 222.62 shall
64.31be deposited in the rail service improvement account.

64.32    Sec. 89. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.63, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
64.33    Subd. 4. Disposition permitted. (a) The commissioner may lease any rail line or
64.34right-of-way held in the state rail bank or enter into an agreement with any person for the
65.1operation of any rail line or right-of-way for any of the purposes set forth in subdivision 2
65.2in accordance with a fee schedule to be developed by the commissioner.
65.3    (b) The commissioner may convey any rail line or right-of-way, for consideration or
65.4for no consideration and upon other terms as the commissioner may determine to be in
65.5the public interest, to any other state agency or to a governmental subdivision of the state
65.6having power by law to utilize it for any of the purposes set forth in subdivision 2.
65.7    (c) The commissioner may convey a portion of previously acquired rail bank
65.8right-of-way to a state agency or governmental subdivision when the commissioner
65.9determines that:
65.10    (1) the portion to be conveyed is in excess of that needed for the purposes stated in
65.11subdivision 2;
65.12    (2) the conveyance is upon terms and conditions agreed upon by both the
65.13commissioner and the state agency or governmental subdivision;
65.14    (3) after the sale, the rail bank corridor will continue to meet the future public and
65.15commercial transportation and transmission needs of the state; and
65.16    (4) the conveyance will not reduce the width of the rail bank corridor to less than
65.1750 100 feet.
65.18    (d) The commissioner may lease previously acquired state rail bank right-of-way to
65.19a state agency or governmental subdivision or to a private entity for nontransportation
65.20purposes when:
65.21    (1) the portion to be leased is in excess of that needed for the purposes stated in
65.22subdivision 2;
65.23    (2) the lease will not reduce the useable width of the rail bank corridor to less than
65.2450 100 feet;
65.25    (3) the cost of the lease is based on the fair market value of the portion to be leased,
65.26as determined by appraisal;
65.27    (4) the lease allows the commissioner to terminate the lease on 90 days' written
65.28notice to the lessee; and
65.29    (5) the lease prohibits the construction or erection of any permanent structure within
65.30the 50-foot 100-foot rail bank corridor and requires any structure erected on the leased
65.31property to be removed and the land restored to its original condition on 90 days' written
65.32notice to the lessee.
65.33    (e) Proceeds from a sale or lease must be deposited in the rail bank maintenance
65.34account described in subdivision 8.

66.1    Sec. 90. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.63, is amended by adding a subdivision
66.2to read:
66.3    Subd. 9. Rail bank property use; petty misdemeanors. (a) Except for the actions
66.4of road authorities and their agents, employees, and contractors, and of utilities, in carrying
66.5out their duties imposed by permit, law, or contract, and except as otherwise provided in
66.6this section, it is unlawful to perform any of the following activities on rail bank property:
66.7    (1) obstruct any trail;
66.8    (2) deposit snow or ice;
66.9    (3) remove or place any earth, gravel, or rock without authorization;
66.10    (4) obstruct or remove any ditch-draining device, or drain any harmful or dangerous
66.11materials;
66.12    (5) erect a fence, or place or maintain any advertising, sign, or memorial;
66.13    (6) remove, injure, displace, or destroy right-of-way markers or reference or witness
66.14monuments or markers placed to preserve section or quarter-section corners defining
66.15rail bank property limits;
66.16    (7) drive upon any portion of rail bank property, except at approved crossings, and
66.17except where authorized for snowmobiles, emergency vehicles, maintenance vehicles, or
66.18other vehicles authorized to use rail bank property;
66.19    (8) deface, mar, damage, or tamper with any structure, work, material, sign, marker,
66.20paving, guardrail, drain, or any other rail bank appurtenance; or
66.21    (9) park, overhang, or abandon any unauthorized vehicle or implement of husbandry
66.22on, across, or over the limits of rail bank property.
66.23    (b) Unless a greater penalty is provided elsewhere in statute, any violation of this
66.24subdivision is a petty misdemeanor.
66.25    (c) The cost to remove, repair, or perform any other corrective action necessitated by
66.26a violation of this subdivision may be charged to the violator.

66.27    Sec. 91. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299F.60, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
66.28    Subdivision 1. Money penalty. Any person who violates any provision of sections
66.29299F.56 to 299F.641, or any rule issued thereunder, shall be is subject to a civil penalty to
66.30be imposed by the commissioner not to exceed $10,000 $100,000 for each such violation
66.31for each day that such the violation persists, except that the maximum civil penalty shall
66.32must not exceed $500,000 $1,000,000 for any related series of violations.
66.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to
66.34violations committed on or after that date.

67.1    Sec. 92. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299J.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
67.2    Subdivision 1. Civil penalty. (a) A pipeline operator who violates section 299J.07,
67.3subdivision 1
, or 299J.15, or the rules of the commissioner implementing those sections,
67.4shall forfeit and pay to the state a civil penalty in an amount to be determined by the court,
67.5up to $10,000 $100,000 for each day that the operator remains in violation, subject to a
67.6maximum of $500,000 $1,000,000 for a related series of violations.
67.7    (b) The penalty provided under this subdivision may be recovered by an action
67.8brought by the attorney general at the request of the commissioner, in the name of the
67.9state, in connection with an action to recover expenses of the director under section
67.10299J.13, subdivision 4 :
67.11    (1) in the District Court of Ramsey County; or
67.12    (2) in the county of the defendant's residence.
67.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to
67.14violations committed on or after that date.

67.15    Sec. 93. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325F.665, is amended by adding a
67.16subdivision to read:
67.17    Subd. 14. Title branding. (a) Upon transfer and application for title of all vehicles
67.18subject to this section, the registrar of motor vehicles shall record the term "lemon law
67.19vehicle" on the certificate of title and all subsequent certificates of title for that vehicle.
67.20    (b) For vehicles with out-of-state titles that bear the term "lemon law vehicle," or
67.21any similar term, the registrar of motor vehicles shall record the term "lemon law vehicle"
67.22on the first Minnesota certificate of title and all subsequent Minnesota certificates of
67.23title issued for that vehicle.
67.24    (c) The designation of "lemon law vehicle" on a certificate of title must be made by
67.25the registrar of motor vehicles in a clear and conspicuous manner, in a color different from
67.26all other writing on the certificate of title.

67.27    Sec. 94. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.1466, is amended to read:
67.28473.1466 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AUDIT;
67.29TRANSIT EVALUATION.
67.30    (a) In 1997 and every four years thereafter, the council shall provide for an
67.31independent entity selected through a request for proposal process conducted nationwide
67.32to do Prior to each major revision of the transportation policy plan, the council must carry
67.33out a performance audit evaluation of the commuting metropolitan area's transportation
67.34system as a whole. The performance audit evaluation must:
68.1    (1) evaluate the commuting area's ability to meet the region's needs need for
68.2effective and efficient transportation of goods and people,;
68.3    (2) evaluate future trends and their impacts on the region's area's transportation
68.4system, and;
68.5    (3) assess the region's success in meeting the currently adopted regional
68.6transportation benchmarks; and
68.7    (4) include an evaluation of the regional transit system, including a comparison with
68.8peer metropolitan regions with regard to key operating and investment measurements.
68.9    (b) The council must update the evaluation of the regional transit system every
68.10two years.
68.11    (c) The council shall use the results of the performance evaluation to make
68.12recommendations for improving the system in each revision of the transportation policy
68.13plan. The performance audit must recommend performance-funding measures.
68.14    (b) In 1999 and every four years thereafter, the council must evaluate the
68.15performance of the metropolitan transit system's operation in relationship to the regional
68.16transit performance standards developed by the council.
68.17    (d) The council must conduct a peer review of the performance evaluation using at
68.18least two nationally recognized transportation and transit consultants.
68.19    (e) The council must submit the performance evaluation to the chairs and ranking
68.20minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions
68.21with jurisdiction over transportation finance and policy.
68.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
68.23and applies to each revision of the transportation policy plan after the 2008 revision.

68.24    Sec. 95. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.166, is amended to read:
68.25473.166 CONTROLLED ACCESS; TRANSIT FIXED-GUIDEWAY;
68.26APPROVAL.
68.27    Before acquiring land for or constructing a controlled access highway or transit
68.28fixed-guideway in the area, the state Transportation Department or local government
68.29unit proposing the acquisition or construction shall submit to the council a statement
68.30describing the proposed project. The statement must be in the form and detail required by
68.31the council. The council shall review the statement to ascertain its consistency with its
68.32policy plan and the development guide. No project may be undertaken unless the council
68.33determines that it is consistent with the policy plan. This approval is in addition to the
68.34requirements of any other statute, ordinance or rule.
68.35EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

69.1    Sec. 96. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
69.2    Subdivision 1. Service objectives. The council shall implement a special
69.3transportation service, as defined in section 174.29, in the metropolitan area. The service
69.4has the following objectives:
69.5    (a) to provide greater access to transportation for the elderly, people with disabilities,
69.6and others with special transportation needs in the metropolitan area;
69.7    (b) to develop an integrated system of special transportation service providing
69.8transportation tailored to meet special individual needs in the most cost-efficient manner;
69.9and
69.10    (c) to use existing public, private, and private nonprofit providers of service
69.11wherever possible when feasible and cost-efficient, to supplement rather than replace
69.12existing service, and to increase the productivity of all special transportation vehicles
69.13available in the area.
69.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

69.15    Sec. 97. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
69.16    Subd. 2. Service contracts; management; transportation accessibility advisory
69.17committee. (a) The council may contract for services necessary for the provision of
69.18special transportation. Transportation service provided under a contract must specify the
69.19service to be provided, the standards that must be met, and the rates for operating and
69.20providing special transportation services.
69.21    (b) The council shall establish management policies for the service and may contract
69.22with a service administrator for day-to-day administration and management of the service.
69.23Any contract must delegate to the service administrator clear authority to administer and
69.24manage the delivery of the service pursuant to council management policies and must
69.25establish performance and compliance standards for the service administrator. The council
69.26may provide directly day to day administration and management of the service and may
69.27own or lease vehicles used to provide the service.
69.28    (c) The council shall ensure that the service administrator establishes a system for
69.29registering and expeditiously responding to complaints by users, informing users of how
69.30to register complaints, and requiring providers to report on incidents that impair the safety
69.31and well-being of users or the quality of the service.
69.32    (d) The council shall annually report to the commissioner of transportation and the
69.33legislature on complaints and provider reports, the response of the service administrator,
69.34and steps taken by the council and the service administrator to identify causes and provide
70.1remedies to recurring problems on its special transportation services as part of the program
70.2evaluation provided for in section 473.13, subdivision 1a.
70.3    (d) Each year before renewing contracts with providers and the service administrator,
70.4the council shall provide an opportunity for the transportation accessibility advisory
70.5committee, users, and other interested persons to testify before the council concerning
70.6providers, contract terms, and other matters relating to council policies and procedures for
70.7implementing the service.
70.8    (e) The council shall provide, on an annual basis, an opportunity for users and
70.9other interested persons to provide testimony to the council concerning services provided
70.10under this section.
70.11    (f) The council shall establish a Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee
70.12consisting of 15 members and a chair to advise the council on management policies for
70.13the council's special transportation service. The Transportation Accessibility Advisory
70.14Committee must include elderly and disabled persons, other users of special transportation
70.15service, representatives of persons contracting to provide special transportation services,
70.16and representatives of appropriate agencies for elderly and disabled persons to advise
70.17the council on management policies for the service. At least half the Transportation
70.18Accessibility Advisory Committee members must be disabled or elderly persons or the
70.19representatives of disabled or elderly persons who are both ADA-certified and users of
70.20public transit in the metropolitan area. Two of the appointments to the Transportation
70.21Accessibility Advisory Committee shall be made by the Council on Disability in
70.22consultation with the chair of the Metropolitan Council.
70.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

70.24    Sec. 98. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
70.25    Subd. 2a. Eligibility application and verification; penalty for fraudulent
70.26certification. If the council requires a person to be certified as eligible for special
70.27transportation services, an applicant for certification must submit an application form
70.28and the applicant's eligibility must be verified by a type of professional specified by the
70.29council. The council shall include the notice of penalty for fraudulent certification, and
70.30require the person certifying the applicant to sign the eligibility certification form and the
70.31applicant to sign the application form, as provided in section 174.295.:
70.32    (1) require the applicant to sign the application form and certify that the application
70.33information is accurate; and
70.34    (2) require the person verifying the applicant's eligibility to sign the eligibility
70.35verification form and certify that the verifying information is accurate.
71.1    The penalty provided for in section 174.295, subdivision 4, applies to the
71.2certifications by the applicant and the person verifying the applicant's eligibility. The
71.3council must include a notice of the penalty for fraudulent certification in the application
71.4form and the eligibility verification form.
71.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

71.6    Sec. 99. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
71.7    Subd. 3. Duties of council. In implementing the special transportation service, the
71.8council shall:
71.9    (a) encourage participation in the service by public, private, and private nonprofit
71.10providers of special transportation currently receiving capital or operating assistance
71.11from a public agency;
71.12    (b) when feasible and cost-efficient, contract with public, private, and private
71.13nonprofit providers that have demonstrated their ability to effectively provide service at
71.14a reasonable cost;
71.15    (c) encourage individuals using special transportation to use the type of service
71.16most appropriate to their particular needs;
71.17    (d) ensure that all persons providing special transportation service receive equitable
71.18treatment in the allocation of the ridership;
71.19    (e) encourage shared rides to the greatest extent practicable;
71.20    (f) (e) encourage public agencies that provide transportation to eligible individuals
71.21as a component of human services and educational programs to coordinate with this
71.22service and to allow reimbursement for transportation provided through the service at rates
71.23that reflect the public cost of providing that transportation;
71.24    (g) (f) establish criteria to be used in determining individual eligibility for special
71.25transportation services;
71.26    (h) (g) consult with the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee in a
71.27timely manner before changes are made in the provision of special transportation services,
71.28including, but not limited to, changes in policies affecting the matters subject to hearing
71.29under subdivision 2;
71.30    (i) (h) provide for effective administration and enforcement of council policies
71.31and standards;
71.32    (j) annually evaluate providers of special transportation service to ensure compliance
71.33with the standards established for the program; and
71.34    (k) (i) ensure that, taken as a whole including contracts with public, private, and
71.35private nonprofit providers, the geographic coverage area of the special transportation
72.1service is continuous within the boundaries of the transit taxing district, as defined as of
72.2March 1, 2006, in section 473.446, subdivision 2.
72.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

72.4    Sec. 100. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.399, is amended to read:
72.5473.399 TRANSIT WAYS; LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AND COMMUTER RAIL
72.6PLANNING IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA.
72.7    Subdivision 1. General requirements. (a) The council must identify in its
72.8transportation policy plan those heavily traveled corridors where development of a transit
72.9way may be feasible and cost-effective. Modes of providing service in a transit way may
72.10include bus rapid transit, light rail transit, commuter rail, or other available systems or
72.11technologies that improve transit service.
72.12    (b) After the completion of environmental studies and receipt of input from the
72.13governing body of each statutory and home rule charter city, county, and town in which a
72.14transit way is proposed to be constructed, the council must designate the locally preferred
72.15alternative transit mode with respect to the corridor.
72.16    (c) The council shall adopt a plan to ensure that any light rail transit facilities
72.17that are designated as the locally preferred alternative and that are to be constructed in
72.18the metropolitan area will be acquired, developed, owned, and capable of operation in
72.19an efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated manner in coordination with buses and other
72.20transportation modes and facilities. The plan may be developed and adopted in phases
72.21corresponding to phasing of construction of light rail. The council may incorporate into its
72.22plan appropriate elements of the plans of regional railroad authorities in order to avoid
72.23duplication of effort.
72.24    (b) The light rail transit plan or first phase of the plan required by this section must
72.25be adopted by the council before the commissioner of transportation may begin
72.26     (d) Construction of light rail transit facilities in a particular transit corridor may not
72.27commence unless and until that mode is designated as the locally preferred alternative
72.28for that corridor by the council. Following adoption of the plan, the commissioner of
72.29transportation shall act in conformity with the plan. The commissioner shall prepare or
72.30amend the final design plans as necessary to make the plans consistent with the light
72.31rail transit plan.
72.32    (c) Throughout the development and implementation of the plan, the council shall
72.33contract for or otherwise obtain engineering services to assure that the plan adequately
72.34addresses the technical aspects of light rail transit.
73.1    Subd. 1a. Integrated transportation system. The commissioner of transportation
73.2and the Metropolitan Council shall ensure that the light rail transit and commuter rail
73.3facilities are planned, designed, and implemented: (1) to move commuters and transit
73.4users into and out of, as well as within, the metropolitan area, and (2) to ensure that rail
73.5transit lines will interface with each other and other transportation facilities and services
73.6so as to provide a unified, integrated, and efficient multimodal transportation system.
73.7    Subd. 4. Expenditure of state funds. No state funds may be expended by the
73.8Metropolitan Council to study a particular light rail transit or commuter rail facility unless
73.9the funds are appropriated in legislation that identifies the route, including the origin
73.10and destination.
73.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

73.12    Sec. 101. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3993, subdivision 1, is amended to
73.13read:
73.14    Subdivision 1. Application. The definitions in this section apply to section
73.15473.3994 sections 473.3993 to 473.3997.
73.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

73.17    Sec. 102. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3993, subdivision 3, is amended to
73.18read:
73.19    Subd. 3. Final design plan. "Final design plan" means a light rail transit plan that
73.20includes the items in the preliminary design plan and the preliminary engineering plan for
73.21the facilities proposed but with greater detail and specificity needed for construction. The
73.22final design plan must include, at a minimum:
73.23    (1) final plans for the physical design of facilities, including the right-of-way
73.24definition; environmental impacts and mitigation measures; intermodal coordination with
73.25bus operations and routes; and civil engineering plans for vehicles, track, stations, parking,
73.26and access, including disability access; and
73.27    (2) final plans for civil engineering for electrification, communication, and other
73.28similar facilities; operational rules, procedures, and strategies; capital costs; ridership;
73.29operating costs and revenues, and sources of funds for operating subsidies; financing for
73.30construction and operation; an implementation method; and other similar matters.
73.31    The final design plan must be stated with sufficient particularity and detail to
73.32allow the proposer to begin the acquisition and construction of operable facilities. If a
73.33design-build implementation method is proposed, instead of civil engineering plans the
74.1final design plan must state detailed design criteria and performance standards for the
74.2facilities.
74.3    The commissioner of transportation may use a design-build method of project
74.4development and construction for light rail transit. Notwithstanding any law to the
74.5contrary, the commissioner may award a design-build contract on the basis of requests
74.6for proposals or requests for qualifications without bids. "Design-build method of
74.7project development and construction" means a project delivery system in which a single
74.8contractor is responsible for both the design and construction of the project and bids the
74.9design and construction together.
74.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

74.11    Sec. 103. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3993, is amended by adding a
74.12subdivision to read:
74.13    Subd. 4. Responsible authority. "Responsible authority" means either the
74.14Metropolitan Council or the state of Minnesota acting through the commissioner of
74.15transportation, as designated by the governor under section 473.3994, subdivision 1a, for a
74.16particular light rail transit facility.
74.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

74.18    Sec. 104. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3994, is amended to read:
74.19473.3994 LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; DESIGN PLANS.
74.20    Subd. 1a. Designation of responsible authority. For each proposed light rail transit
74.21facility in the metropolitan area, the governor must designate either the Metropolitan
74.22Council or the state of Minnesota acting through the commissioner of transportation as
74.23the entity responsible for planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping
74.24the facility. Notwithstanding such designation, the commissioner and the council may
74.25enter into one or more cooperative agreements with respect to the planning, designing,
74.26acquiring, constructing, or equipping of a particular light rail transit facility that provide
74.27for the parties to exercise their respective authorities in support of the project in a manner
74.28that best serves the project and the public.
74.29    Subd. 2. Preliminary design plans; public hearing. Before final design plans are
74.30prepared for a light rail transit facility in the metropolitan area, the commissioner of
74.31transportation responsible authority and the regional railroad authority or authorities
74.32in whose jurisdiction the line or lines are located must hold a public hearing on the
74.33physical design component of the preliminary design plans. The commissioner of
75.1transportation responsible authority and the regional railroad authority or authorities in
75.2whose jurisdiction the line or lines are located must provide appropriate public notice of
75.3the hearing and publicity to ensure that affected parties have an opportunity to present
75.4their views at the hearing. The commissioner responsible authority shall summarize the
75.5proceedings and testimony and maintain the record of a hearing held under this section,
75.6including any written statements submitted.
75.7    Subd. 3. Preliminary design plans; local approval. (a) At least 30 days before
75.8the hearing under subdivision 2, the commissioner of transportation responsible authority
75.9shall submit the physical design component of the preliminary design plans to the
75.10governing body of each statutory and home rule charter city, county, and town in which
75.11the route is proposed to be located. The city, county, or town shall hold a public hearing.
75.12Within 45 days after the hearing under subdivision 2, the city, county, or town shall review
75.13and approve or disapprove the plans for the route to be located in the city, county, or town.
75.14A local unit of government that disapproves the plans shall describe specific amendments
75.15to the plans that, if adopted, would cause the local unit to withdraw its disapproval. Failure
75.16to approve or disapprove the plans in writing within 45 days after the hearing is deemed
75.17to be approval, unless an extension of time is agreed to by the city, county, or town and
75.18the commissioner of transportation responsible authority.
75.19    Subd. 4. Preliminary design plans; council referral. If the governing body of
75.20one or more cities, counties, or towns disapproves the preliminary design plans within
75.21the period allowed under subdivision 3, the commissioner of transportation may refer the
75.22plans, along with any comments of local jurisdictions, to the Metropolitan Council. The
75.23council shall hold a hearing on the plans, giving the commissioner of transportation, if the
75.24responsible authority, any disapproving local governmental units, and other persons an
75.25opportunity to present their views on the plans. The council may conduct independent
75.26study as it deems desirable and may mediate and attempt to resolve disagreements about
75.27the plans. Within 90 60 days after the referral hearing, the council shall review the
75.28plans submitted by the commissioner of transportation and the council and shall decide
75.29what amendments to the plans, if any, must be made to accommodate the objections
75.30presented by the disapproving local governmental units. The commissioner shall make the
75.31Amendments to the plans as decided by the council must be made before continuing the
75.32planning and designing process.
75.33    Subd. 5. Final design plans. (a) If the final design plans incorporate a substantial
75.34change from the preliminary design plans with respect to location, length, or termini
75.35of routes; general dimension, elevation, or alignment of routes and crossings; location
76.1of tracks above ground, below ground, or at ground level; or station locations, before
76.2beginning construction, the commissioner responsible authority shall submit the changed
76.3component of the final design plans to the governing body of each statutory and home
76.4rule city, county, and town in which the changed component is proposed to be located.
76.5Within 60 days after the submission of the plans, the city, county, or town shall review
76.6and approve or disapprove the changed component located in the city, county, or town. A
76.7local unit of government that disapproves the change shall describe specific amendments
76.8to the plans that, if adopted, would cause the local unit to withdraw its disapproval.
76.9Failure to approve or disapprove the changed plans in writing within the time period is
76.10deemed to be approval, unless an extension is agreed to by the city, county, or town and
76.11the commissioner responsible authority.
76.12    (b) If the governing body of one or more cities, counties, or towns disapproves the
76.13changed plans within the period allowed under paragraph (a), the commissioner may refer
76.14the plans, along with any comments of local jurisdictions, to the Metropolitan Council.
76.15The council shall review the final design plans under the same procedure and with the
76.16same effect as provided in subdivision 4 for preliminary design plans.
76.17    Subd. 7. Council review. If the commissioner is the responsible authority, before
76.18proceeding with construction of a light rail transit facility, the commissioner must submit
76.19preliminary and final design plans to the Metropolitan Council. The council must review
76.20the plans for consistency with the council's development guide and approve the plans.
76.21    Subd. 8. Metropolitan significance. This section does not diminish or replace the
76.22authority of the council under section 473.173.
76.23    Subd. 9. Light rail transit operating costs. (a) Before submitting an application for
76.24federal assistance for light rail transit facilities in the metropolitan area, the applicant must
76.25provide to the Metropolitan Council estimates must prepare an estimate of the amount
76.26of operating subsidy which will be required to operate light rail transit in the corridor to
76.27which the federal assistance would be applied. The information provided to the council
76.28estimate must indicate the amount of operating subsidy estimated to be required in each
76.29of the first ten years of operation of the light rail transit facility. If the commissioner of
76.30transportation is the responsible authority, the commissioner must provide information
76.31requested by the council that is necessary to make the estimate.
76.32    (b) The council must review and evaluate the information provided estimate
76.33developed under paragraph (a) with regard to the effect of operating the light rail transit
76.34facility on the currently available mechanisms for financing transit in the metropolitan area.
77.1    Subd. 10. Corridor Management Committee. The responsible authority
77.2must establish a Corridor Management Committee shall be established to advise the
77.3commissioner of transportation responsible authority in the design and construction of
77.4light rail transit in each corridor to be constructed. The Corridor Management Committee
77.5for each corridor shall consist of the following members:
77.6    (1) one member appointed by each city and county in which the corridor is located;
77.7    (2) the commissioner of transportation or a designee of the commissioner;
77.8    (3) two members appointed by the Metropolitan Council, one of whom shall be
77.9designated as the chair of the committee;
77.10    (4) one member appointed by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, if the
77.11designated corridor provides direct service to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International
77.12Airport; and
77.13    (5) one member appointed by the president of the University of Minnesota, if the
77.14designated corridor provides direct service to the university.
77.15    The Corridor Management Committee shall advise the commissioner of
77.16transportation responsible authority on issues relating to the alternatives analysis,
77.17environmental review, preliminary design, preliminary engineering, final design,
77.18implementation method, and construction of light rail transit in the corridor.
77.19    Subd. 13. Dispute resolution. In the event of a dispute between any of the parties
77.20arising from the parties' respective authority and responsibility under this section, the
77.21dispute shall be submitted to the Metropolitan Council for final resolution by any party to
77.22the dispute. The Metropolitan Council shall establish by July 1, 1993, a process to ensure
77.23a prompt and speedy resolution of the dispute. This process shall allow the parties to
77.24provide evidence and testimony in support of their positions.
77.25    Subd. 14. Transfer of facility after construction. If the commissioner of
77.26transportation is the responsible authority for a particular light rail transit facility, the
77.27commissioner must transfer to the Metropolitan Council all facilities constructed and
77.28all equipment and property acquired in developing the facility upon completion of
77.29construction.
77.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

77.31    Sec. 105. [473.3995] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; DESIGN-BUILD METHOD.
77.32    (a) A responsible authority may use a design-build method of project development
77.33and construction for light rail transit. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a
77.34responsible authority may award a design-build contract on the basis of requests for
77.35proposals or requests for qualifications without bids. "Design-build method of project
78.1development and construction" means a project delivery system in which a single
78.2contractor is responsible for both the design and construction of the project and bids the
78.3design and construction together.
78.4    (b) If a responsible authority utilizes a design-build method of project development
78.5and construction for light rail transit, the requirements and procedures in sections 161.3410
78.6to 161.3426 apply to the procurement, subject to the following conditions and exceptions:
78.7    (1) if the Metropolitan Council is the responsible authority for a particular light rail
78.8transit project, when used in sections 161.3410 to 161.3426, (i) the terms "commissioner,"
78.9"Minnesota Department of Transportation," "department," "state agencies," and "road
78.10authority" refer to the Metropolitan Council, and (ii) the term "state" refers to the
78.11Metropolitan Council except in references to state law or in references to the state as
78.12a geographical location;
78.13    (2) the provisions of section 161.3412, subdivisions 3 and 4, are not applicable
78.14to the procurement; and
78.15    (3) if any federal funds are used in developing or constructing the light rail transit
78.16project, any provisions in sections 161.3410 to 161.3426 that are inconsistent with, or
78.17prohibited by, any federal law, regulation, or other requirement are not applicable to the
78.18procurement.
78.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

78.20    Sec. 106. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3997, is amended to read:
78.21473.3997 FEDERAL FUNDING; LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT.
78.22    (a) Upon completion of the alternatives analysis and draft environmental impact
78.23statement, and selection of the locally preferred alternative, for the central corridor
78.24transit improvement project each light rail transit facility, the council, the commissioner
78.25of transportation, and the affected regional rail authorities responsible authority may
78.26prepare a joint an application for federal assistance for the light rail transit facilities in the
78.27metropolitan area facility. If the commissioner is the responsible authority, the application
78.28must be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Council before it is submitted by the
78.29council and the commissioner. In reviewing the application the council must consider the
78.30information submitted to it operating cost estimate developed under section 473.3994,
78.31subdivision 9
.
78.32    (b) Until the application described in paragraph (a) is submitted Except for the
78.33designated responsible authority for a particular light rail transit facility, no political
78.34subdivision in the metropolitan area may on its own apply for federal assistance for light
78.35rail transit planning or construction.
79.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

79.2    Sec. 107. [473.3999] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION IN
79.3METROPOLITAN AREA; COUNCIL AUTHORITY.
79.4    The Metropolitan Council may exercise the powers granted in this chapter and in
79.5other applicable law, as necessary, to plan, design, acquire, construct, and equip light rail
79.6transit facilities in the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.
79.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

79.8    Sec. 108. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.4051, is amended to read:
79.9473.4051 LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT OPERATION.
79.10    The council shall operate all light rail transit facilities and services located in the
79.11metropolitan area upon completion of construction of the facilities and the commencement
79.12of revenue service using the facilities. The commissioner of transportation and the council
79.13may not allow the commencement of revenue service until after an appropriate period of
79.14acceptance testing to ensure safe and satisfactory performance. In assuming the operation
79.15of the system, the council must comply with section 473.415. The council shall coordinate
79.16operation of the light rail transit system with bus service to avoid duplication of service
79.17on a route served by light rail transit and to ensure the widest possible access to light rail
79.18transit lines in both suburban and urban areas by means of a feeder bus system.
79.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

79.20    Sec. 109. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.407, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
79.21    Subdivision 1. Authorization. The council may appoint peace officers, as defined
79.22in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), and establish a law enforcement agency,
79.23as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), known as the Metropolitan
79.24Transit Police, to police its transit property and routes, to carry out investigations, and to
79.25make arrests under sections 629.30 and 629.34. The jurisdiction of the law enforcement
79.26agency is limited to offenses relating to council transit property, equipment, employees,
79.27and passengers. The jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Transit Police shall include traffic
79.28lanes designed for bus or transit use, freeway or expressway shoulders in the seven-county
79.29metropolitan area used by authorized transit buses and metro mobility buses under section
79.30169.306, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes used by transit buses. Upon request from, or
79.31under an agreement with, any law enforcement agency and subject to the availability of
79.32its personnel and other resources, the Metropolitan Transit Police may exercise general
79.33law enforcement agency authority to assist any law enforcement agency in implementing
80.1or carrying out law enforcement activities, programs, or initiatives. If the commissioner
80.2of transportation contracts with the Metropolitan Council for operation of commuter rail
80.3facilities under section 174.90, the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Transit Police extends
80.4to offenses relating to the operation, property, facilities, equipment, employees, and
80.5passengers of the commuter rail facilities located in and outside of the metropolitan area.
80.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

80.7    Sec. 110. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.408, is amended by adding a
80.8subdivision to read:
80.9    Subd. 8. Charitable organization discount passes. The council may offer passes,
80.10including tokens, for regular route bus service for sale to charitable organizations,
80.11described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, at a special discount.
80.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

80.13    Sec. 111. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.408, is amended by adding a
80.14subdivision to read:
80.15    Subd. 9. Youth discount passes. (a) The council may offer passes, including
80.16tokens, for regular route bus service to charitable organizations, described in section
80.17501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, free of charge. Any passes provided under this
80.18subdivision must be:
80.19    (1) distributed to and used solely by a person who is under 16 years of age; and
80.20    (2) restricted to use on a bus that is not operating at full capacity at the time of
80.21use of the bus pass.
80.22    (b) The council may establish additional requirements and terms of use of the
80.23passes, including but not limited to charging a fee to the charitable organization for any
80.24printing or production costs, restricting times of bus pass use to certain or nonpeak hours
80.25of operation, and establishing oversight and auditing of the charitable organization with
80.26regard to bus pass distribution and use.
80.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

80.28    Sec. 112. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.531, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
80.29    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purpose of sections 609.531 to 609.5318, the
80.30following terms have the meanings given them.
80.31    (a) "Conveyance device" means a device used for transportation and includes, but
80.32is not limited to, a motor vehicle, trailer, snowmobile, airplane, and vessel and any
81.1equipment attached to it. The term "conveyance device" does not include property which
81.2is, in fact, itself stolen or taken in violation of the law.
81.3    (b) "Weapon used" means a dangerous weapon as defined under section 609.02,
81.4subdivision 6
, that the actor used or had in possession in furtherance of a crime.
81.5    (c) "Property" means property as defined in section 609.52, subdivision 1, clause (1).
81.6    (d) "Contraband" means property which is illegal to possess under Minnesota law.
81.7    (e) "Appropriate agency" means the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the
81.8Minnesota Division of Driver and Vehicle Services, the Minnesota State Patrol, a
81.9county sheriff's department, the Three Rivers Park District park rangers, the Department
81.10of Natural Resources Division of Enforcement, the University of Minnesota Police
81.11Department, the Department of Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit, or a city,
81.12metropolitan transit, or airport police department.
81.13    (f) "Designated offense" includes:
81.14    (1) for weapons used: any violation of this chapter, chapter 152, or chapter 624;
81.15    (2) for driver's license or identification card transactions: any violation of section
81.16171.22 ; and
81.17    (3) for all other purposes: a felony violation of, or a felony-level attempt or
81.18conspiracy to violate, section 325E.17; 325E.18; 609.185; 609.19; 609.195; 609.21;
81.19609.221 ; 609.222; 609.223; 609.2231; 609.24; 609.245; 609.25; 609.255; 609.282;
81.20609.283 ; 609.322; 609.342, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (f); 609.343, subdivision 1,
81.21clauses (a) to (f); 609.344, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.345,
81.22subdivision 1
, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.352; 609.42; 609.425; 609.466;
81.23609.485 ; 609.487; 609.52; 609.525; 609.527; 609.528; 609.53; 609.54; 609.551; 609.561;
81.24609.562 ; 609.563; 609.582; 609.59; 609.595; 609.631; 609.66, subdivision 1e; 609.671,
81.25subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 8, and 12
; 609.687; 609.821; 609.825; 609.86; 609.88; 609.89;
81.26609.893 ; 609.895; 617.246; 617.247; or a gross misdemeanor or felony violation of
81.27section 609.891 or 624.7181; or any violation of section 609.324.
81.28    (g) "Controlled substance" has the meaning given in section 152.01, subdivision 4.
81.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

81.30    Sec. 113. Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 39, the effective
81.31date, is amended to read:
81.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the latter of August 1, 2006, or the
81.33date on which the commissioner determines that building permits have been issued for
81.34the construction of a new pulp and paper manufacturing facility at Grand Rapids on the
81.35effective date of 2007 House File 1351, article 1, sections 58 and 59, as amended.
82.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

82.2    Sec. 114. Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 6, section 7, is amended to read:
82.3    Sec. 7. [398A.10] TRANSIT FUNDING.
82.4    Subdivision 1. Capital costs. A county regional railroad authority may not
82.5contribute more than ten percent of the capital costs of a light rail transit or commuter rail
82.6project. This subdivision does not apply to a light rail transit project for which a county
82.7regional railroad authority commits to providing an amount greater than ten percent of
82.8the capital costs, if the commitment (1) is made before October 2, 2008, (2) is made as
82.9part of an application for federal funds, and (3) is adjusted by the county regional railroad
82.10authority to meet the requirements of this subdivision as part of the next scheduled federal
82.11funding application for the project.
82.12    Subd. 2. Operating and maintenance costs. A county regional railroad authority
82.13may not contribute any funds to pay the operating and maintenance costs for a light rail
82.14transit or commuter rail project. If a county regional railroad authority is contributing
82.15funds for operating and maintenance costs on a light rail transit or commuter rail project
82.16on the date of the enactment of this act, the authority may continue to contribute funds
82.17for these purposes until January 1, 2009.
82.18    Subd. 3. Application. This section only applies if to a county that has imposed the
82.19metropolitan transportation sales and use tax under section 297A.992.
82.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after the metropolitan
82.21transportation area sales tax is imposed under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.992,
82.22subdivision 2
. This section is effective July 1, 2008.
82.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

82.24    Sec. 115. LEGISLATIVE INTENT CONCERNING TRUCK WEIGHT
82.25INCREASES.
82.26    It is the intent of the legislature to study, during the 2010 legislative session, the
82.27effects of the sections in this chapter that increase allowable size, weight, or load limits on
82.28state or local roads or bridges, and to modify statutes as necessary to achieve the goals of
82.29promoting mobility while protecting infrastructure.

82.30    Sec. 116. CULKIN SAFETY REST AREA.
82.31    The commissioner of transportation shall reopen without delay the Culkin safety rest
82.32area, located on marked Interstate Highway 35.
83.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

83.2    Sec. 117. REAL ID.
83.3    (a) The commissioner of public safety may not expend any state funds to implement
83.4or comply with the Real ID Act of 2005, Public Law 109-13, unless:
83.5    (1) the implementation or compliance with the Real ID Act is in all respects
83.6consistent with the requirements of paragraph (b); and
83.7    (2) federal funds are appropriated by Congress and designated for the state of
83.8Minnesota and are:
83.9    (i) appropriated to fund the implementation of Real ID Act in this state; and
83.10    (ii) in amounts sufficient to fund 95 percent of the costs of the state implementing or
83.11complying with the Real ID Act of 2005.
83.12    (b) Before issuing a driver's license or state identification card that complies with
83.13the requirements of the Real ID Act of 2005, Public Law 109-13, and before storing
83.14or including data about Minnesota state residents in any database, records facility, or
83.15computer system that meets the requirements of the Real ID Act of 2005, the Department
83.16of Public Safety shall certify to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate
83.17and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy
83.18and finance that the driver's license, state identification card, database, records facility,
83.19computer system, and the department's personnel screening and training procedures:
83.20    (1) include reasonable security measures to protect the privacy of Minnesota state
83.21residents;
83.22    (2) include reasonable safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure of
83.23data; and
83.24    (3) do not place unreasonable costs or record-keeping burdens on driver's license or
83.25state identification card applicants.
83.26    (c) Nothing in this section prevents the commissioner from enhancing the security
83.27features of Minnesota's driver's licenses or state identification cards.

83.28    Sec. 118. CREDIT CARD PAYMENT STUDY; PROPOSAL.
83.29    (a) By February 1, 2009, the commissioner of public safety shall submit a proposal
83.30to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
83.31committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance. The proposal must identify a
83.32method that allows the Department of Public Safety, its deputy registrars, and driver's
83.33license agents to collect by credit or debit card, motor vehicle registration taxes under
83.34Minnesota Statutes, section 168.013; motor vehicle certificates of title and related
83.35document fees under Minnesota Statutes, section 168A.29; motor vehicle sales tax under
84.1Minnesota Statutes, sections 297B.02 and 297B.025; and driver's license and Minnesota
84.2identification card fees under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.06.
84.3    (b) The proposal must identify the total estimated statewide cost of the processing
84.4fees paid to either a vendor, financial institution, or credit card company. The proposal
84.5must consider options to finance the acceptance fees through either (1) state fee increases
84.6necessary to finance (i) the costs of credit and debit card processing fees paid to a
84.7processing vendor, (ii) the administrative costs of the department to implement the
84.8acceptance of credit and debit cards, including hardware and software costs of the
84.9department, its deputy registrars, and agents, and (iii) associated ongoing administrative
84.10cost increases, or (2) an agreement with a vendor that allows the addition of a convenience
84.11fee to each transaction to be paid directly by customers who choose to utilize credit or
84.12debit cards.
84.13    (c) The commissioner of public safety, with the assistance of the commissioners of
84.14finance and administration, shall develop a request for proposals from vendors, to be
84.15issued by January 1, 2010, to implement the acceptance of credit and debit payments by
84.16the Department of Public Safety, its deputy registrars, and agents. The department shall
84.17consult deputy registrars and driver's license agents in developing the request for proposals.

84.18    Sec. 119. STUDY OF TRANSPORTATION LONG-RANGE SOLUTIONS.
84.19    (a) The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study in consultation with
84.20other state agencies and key stakeholders to evaluate the current and long-range needs of
84.21the state's transportation system, and investigate possible strategies to meet these needs.
84.22    (b) The study must include, but is not limited to:
84.23    (1) evaluation of the current needs of the state's highway systems, bridges, and
84.24transit;
84.25    (2) analysis and quantification of the needs for the next 20 years of the state's
84.26highway systems, bridges, and transit;
84.27    (3) comparison of estimates of revenues raised by current transportation funding
84.28sources, with long-term needs of the state's transportation system;
84.29    (4) identification of options for maintenance and improvement of the state's
84.30transportation system with specific reference to the effects of potential increases in vehicle
84.31fuel economy, availability of alternative modes of transportation, and extreme fuel price
84.32volatility on future transportation revenues;
84.33    (5) analysis of alternative pricing options utilized in other states and countries,
84.34and their potential for use, public acceptance, alleviation of congestion, and revenue
84.35generation in this state; and
85.1    (6) identification of options for road-use pricing, other alternative financing
85.2mechanisms with particular consideration of key environmental impacts such as air
85.3quality, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions, and estimates of implementation
85.4costs, user costs, and revenue.
85.5    (c) The commissioner shall report the results of the study to the legislature no later
85.6than November 1, 2009.

85.7    Sec. 120. STUDY AND REPORT ON SPEED LIMITS.
85.8    The commissioner of transportation shall report to the chairs and ranking minority
85.9members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation and local
85.10government by January 30, 2009, on speed limits on local roads. The commissioner shall
85.11consult with local governments and solicit input from local governments before issuing
85.12the report. The report must include, at a minimum:
85.13    (1) whether the current statutory speed limit of 30 miles per hour in urban districts
85.14and rural residential districts is appropriate, or if there are locations where the appropriate
85.15speed limit is 25 miles per hour;
85.16    (2) whether the current statutory speed limit of 55 miles per hour in rural residential
85.17districts within a city is appropriate, or if there are locations where the appropriate speed
85.18limit is 30 miles per hour; and
85.19    (3) whether the current definitions of urban district, rural residential district, and
85.20residential roadway are appropriate, or whether and how they should be changed.

85.21    Sec. 121. RAIL TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY.
85.22    The Metropolitan Council may conduct a study of the feasibility of the use of light
85.23rail or commuter rail transit in a corridor aligned on marked Interstate Highway 394 or
85.24between marked Interstate Highway 394 and marked Trunk Highway 55, from downtown
85.25Minneapolis to Ridgedale Drive in Minnetonka, with the alternative of extending to
85.26Wayzata. The study must include consideration of the feasibility of combining the
85.27Southwest Rail Transit Corridor with the Interstate Highway 394 Corridor between
85.28downtown Minneapolis and a point of divergence west of downtown. The Metropolitan
85.29Council may hire a consultant to assist in the study and report.

85.30    Sec. 122. REPORT ON INTERNET-BASED DRIVER EDUCATION.
85.31    The commissioner of public safety shall submit a report on Internet-based driver
85.32education for the instruction permit component by February 15, 2009, to the chairs and
85.33ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees having
85.34jurisdiction over transportation finance and policy. The report must review and analyze
86.1current findings and studies on the feasibility, effectiveness, and impacts of Internet-based
86.2driver education programs for the instruction permit component, including program
86.3effectiveness for persons under age 18.

86.4    Sec. 123. NULLIFICATION OF EXPEDITED TOWN ROAD
86.5EXTINGUISHMENT.
86.6    (a) Any extinguishment of town interest in a town road under Minnesota Statutes,
86.7section 164.06, subdivision 2, is hereby nullified if:
86.8    (1) the interest was not recorded or filed with the county recorder but was recorded
86.9or filed with the county auditor prior to 1972;
86.10    (2) the state or a political subdivision has constructed a road or bridge improvement
86.11on a right-of-way affected by the interest;
86.12    (3) the affected road was the only means of access to a property;
86.13    (4) the extinguishment took place within the last ten years; and
86.14    (5) a person whose only access to property was lost because of the extinguishment
86.15files a petition of a nullification with the town board stating that the person's property
86.16became landlocked because of the extinguishment and that the road satisfies all of the
86.17requirements of paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4). A copy of the road order found filed or
86.18recorded with the county auditor must be attached to the petition. The town shall file the
86.19petition with the county auditor and record it with the county recorder.
86.20    (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 164.08, subdivision 1, and
86.21541.023, for any nullification under paragraph (a), the affected road is hereby deemed to
86.22be a cartway. No additional damages or other payments may be required other than those
86.23paid at the time the fee interest was originally acquired and the order filed with the county
86.24auditor. A cartway created by this paragraph may be converted to a private driveway
86.25under Minnesota Statutes, section 164.08, subdivision 2.
86.26    (c) For purposes of this section, "affected road" means the road in which the town
86.27board extinguished its interest.
86.28EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

86.29    Sec. 124. WILLMAR AIRPORT.
86.30    (a) Notwithstanding any law, rule, or agreement to the contrary, the commissioner
86.31of transportation may enter into an agreement with the city of Willmar to allow funds
86.32granted by the state to the city for land acquisition purposes at its former airport to instead
86.33be used by June 30, 2012, as the state's share of funds for aeronautical purposes at the
86.34city's new airport.
87.1    (b) Funds not spent pursuant to paragraph (a) by June 30, 2012, must be paid to the
87.2commissioner of transportation and deposited in the state airports fund.

87.3    Sec. 125. AIRPORT ZONING EXCEPTION.
87.4    (a) Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or ordinance to the contrary, the
87.5Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport Board of Adjustment must grant a variance to a
87.6property owner who resides in Safety Zone A of the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport
87.7for the construction of, reconstruction of, remodeling of, or expansion of a structure in
87.8accordance with St. Louis County Ordinance 46, provided that the structure must not
87.9exceed the height restrictions imposed by the airport ordinance.
87.10    (b) Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or ordinance to the contrary, Safety Zone A
87.11of the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport shall not include any residential building lot
87.12riparian to the east shore of St. Mary's Lake, St. Louis County provided such residential
87.13building lot was in existence on January 1, 1978.

87.14    Sec. 126. REPEALER.
87.15(a) Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 221.60, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, and 6;
87.16221.601; and 221.602, are repealed.
87.17(b) Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168A.05, subdivision 5a; and 325E.0951,
87.18subdivision 3a, are repealed.
87.19(c) Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 473.1465; and 473.3994, subdivision 13, are
87.20repealed.
87.21(d) Laws 1999, chapter 230, section 44, is repealed.
87.22EFFECTIVE DATE.Paragraph (a) is effective the day following final enactment.

87.23    Sec. 127. APPLICATION.
87.24    Sections 95 to 112 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin,
87.25Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
87.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

87.27ARTICLE 2
87.28REGISTRATION PLATES

87.29    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
87.30    Subd. 1a. Collector's vehicle, pioneer license plate. (a) Any motor vehicle
87.31manufactured prior to 1936 and owned and operated solely as a collector's item shall be
87.32listed for taxation and registration as follows: An affidavit shall be executed stating the
88.1name and address of the owner, the name and address of the person from whom purchased,
88.2the make of the motor vehicle, year and number of the model, the manufacturer's
88.3identification number and that the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a collector's
88.4item and not for general transportation purposes. If the registrar commissioner is satisfied
88.5that the affidavit is true and correct and the owner pays a $25 tax and the plate fee
88.6authorized under section 168.12, the registrar commissioner shall list such vehicle for
88.7taxation and registration and shall issue a single number plate.
88.8    (b) The number plate so issued shall bear the inscription "Pioneer," "Minnesota"
88.9and the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section
88.10168.12, subdivision 2a , but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long
88.11as the vehicle is in existence in Minnesota. The registrar commissioner has the power to
88.12revoke said plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

88.13    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:
88.14    Subd. 1b. Collector's vehicle, classic car license plate. (a) Any motor vehicle
88.15manufactured between and including the years 1925 and 1948, and designated by the
88.16registrar of motor vehicles commissioner as a classic car because of its fine design, high
88.17engineering standards, and superior workmanship, and owned and operated solely as a
88.18collector's item shall be listed for taxation and registration as follows: An affidavit shall be
88.19executed stating the name and address of the owner, the name and address of the person
88.20from whom purchased, the make of the motor vehicle, year and number of the model, the
88.21manufacturer's identification number and that the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a
88.22collector's item and not for general transportation purposes. If the registrar commissioner
88.23is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and that the motor vehicle qualifies to
88.24be classified as a classic car, and the owner pays a $25 tax and the plate fee authorized
88.25under section 168.12, the registrar commissioner shall list such vehicle for taxation and
88.26registration and shall issue a single number plate.
88.27    (b) The number plate so issued shall bear the inscription "Classic Car," "Minnesota,"
88.28and the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section
88.29168.12, subdivision 2a , but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long
88.30as the vehicle is in existence in Minnesota. The registrar commissioner has the power to
88.31revoke said plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.
88.32    (c) The following cars built between and including 1925 and 1948 are classic:
88.33
A.C.
88.34
Adler
89.1
Alfa Romeo
89.2
Alvis
Speed 20, 25, and 4.3 litre.
89.3
Amilcar
89.4
Aston Martin
89.5
Auburn
All 8-cylinder and 12-cylinder models.
89.6
Audi
89.7
Austro-Daimler
89.8
Avions Voisin 12
89.9
Bentley
89.10
Blackhawk
89.11
B.M.W.
Models 327, 328, and 335 only.
89.12
Brewster (Heart-front Ford)
89.13
Bugatti
89.14
Buick
1931 through 1942: series 90 only.
89.15
Cadillac
All 1925 through 1935.
89.16
All 12's and 16's.
89.17
1936-1948: Series 63, 65, 67,
89.18
70, 72, 75, 80, 85 and 90 only.
89.19
1938-1947: 60 special only.
89.20
1940-1947: All 62 Series.
89.21
Chrysler
1926 through 1930: Imperial 80.
89.22
1929: Imperial L.
89.23
1931 through 1937: Imperial Series CG,
89.24
CH, CL, and CW.
89.25
All Newports and Thunderbolts.
89.26
1934 CX.
89.27
1935 C-3.
89.28
1936 C-11.
89.29
1937 through 1948: Custom Imperial,
89.30
Crown Imperial Series C-15, C-20, C-24,
90.1
C-27, C-33, C-37, and C-40.
90.2
Cord
90.3
Cunningham
90.4
Dagmar
Model 25-70 only.
90.5
Daimler
90.6
Delage
90.7
Delahaye
90.8
Doble
90.9
Dorris
90.10
Duesenberg
90.11
du Pont
90.12
Franklin
All models except 1933-34 Olympic Sixes.
90.13
Frazer Nash
90.14
Graham
1930-1931: Series 137.
90.15
Graham-Paige
1929-1930: Series 837.
90.16
Hispano Suiza
90.17
Horch
90.18
Hotchkiss
90.19
Invicta
90.20
Isotta Fraschini
90.21
Jaguar
90.22
Jordan
Speedway Series 'Z' only.
90.23
Kissel
1925, 1926 and 1927: Model 8-75.
90.24
1928: Model 8-90, and 8-90 White Eagle.
90.25
1929: Model 8-126, and 8-90 White Eagle.
90.26
1930: Model 8-126.
90.27
1931: Model 8-126.
90.28
Lagonda
90.29
Lancia
90.30
La Salle
1927 through 1933 only.
91.1
Lincoln
All models K, L, KA, and KB.
91.2
1941: Model 168H.
91.3
1942: Model 268H.
91.4
Lincoln Continental
1939 through 1948.
91.5
Locomobile
All models 48 and 90.
91.6
1927: Model 8-80.
91.7
1928: Model 8-80.
91.8
1929: Models 8-80 and 8-88.
91.9
Marmon
All 16-cylinder models.
91.10
1925: Model 74.
91.11
1926: Model 74.
91.12
1927: Model 75.
91.13
1928: Model E75.
91.14
1931: Model 88, and Big 8.
91.15
Maybach
91.16
McFarlan
91.17
Mercedes Benz
All models 2.2 litres and up.
91.18
Mercer
91.19
M.G.
6-cylinder models only.
91.20
Minerva
91.21
Nash
1931: Series 8-90.
91.22
1932: Series 9-90,
91.23
Advanced 8, and Ambassador 8.
91.24
1933-1934: Ambassador 8.
91.25
Packard
1925 through 1934: All models.
91.26
1935 through 1942: Models 1200,
91.27
1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1207,
91.28
1208, 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404,
91.29
1405, 1407, 1408, 1500, 1501, 1502,
91.30
1506, 1507, 1508, 1603, 1604, 1605,
92.1
1607, 1608, 1705, 1707, 1708, 1806,
92.2
1807, 1808, 1906, 1907, 1908, 2006,
92.3
2007, and 2008 only.
92.4
1946 and 1947: Models 2106 and
92.5
2126 only.
92.6
Peerless
1926 through 1928: Series 69.
92.7
1930-1931: Custom 8.
92.8
1932: Deluxe Custom 8.
92.9
Pierce Arrow
92.10
Railton
92.11
Renault
Grand Sport model only.
92.12
Reo
1930-1931: Royale Custom 8, and
92.13
Series 8-35 and 8-52 Elite 8.
92.14
1933: Royale Custom 8.
92.15
Revere
92.16
Roamer
1925: Series 8-88, 6-54e, and 4-75.
92.17
1926: Series 4-75e, and 8-88.
92.18
1927-1928: Series 8-88.
92.19
1929: Series 8-88, and 8-125.
92.20
1930: Series 8-125.
92.21
Rohr
92.22
Rolls Royce
92.23
Ruxton
92.24
Salmson
92.25
Squire
92.26
Stearns Knight
92.27
Stevens Duryea
92.28
Steyr
92.29
Studebaker
1929-1933: President, except model 82.
92.30
Stutz
93.1
Sunbeam
93.2
Talbot
93.3
Triumph
Dolomite 8 and Gloria 6.
93.4
Vauxhall
Series 25-70 and 30-98 only.
93.5
Voisin
93.6
Wills Saint Claire
93.7    (d) No commercial vehicles such as hearses, ambulances, or trucks are considered
93.8to be classic cars.

93.9    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:
93.10    Subd. 1c. Collector's vehicle, collector plate. (a) The owner of any self-propelled
93.11motor vehicle, including any truck, (1) that is (i) at least 20 model years old, or (ii) at
93.12least ten model years old and with a body or engine style of which not more than 500
93.13were manufactured in or imported into the United States in any model year, (2) that was
93.14manufactured after 1935, and (3) that is owned and operated solely as a collector's vehicle,
93.15shall list the vehicle for taxation and registration as provided in paragraph (b).
93.16    (b) The owner shall execute an affidavit stating (1) the name and address of the
93.17person from whom purchased and of the new owner, (2) the make of the motor vehicle,
93.18(3) the year and number of the model, (4) the manufacturer's identification number, (5)
93.19in the case of a vehicle described in paragraph (a), clause (1)(ii), that the vehicle has a
93.20body or engine style of which not more than 500 were manufactured or imported into the
93.21United States in any model year, and (6) that the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a
93.22collector's item and not for general transportation purposes.
93.23    (c) The owner shall provide a statement of the manufacturer or importer regarding
93.24the number of vehicles manufactured or imported during the model year.
93.25    (d) The owner shall also prove that the owner also has one or more vehicles with
93.26regular license plates.
93.27If the registrar commissioner is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and the
93.28owner pays a $25 tax and the plate fee authorized under section 168.12, the registrar
93.29commissioner shall list the vehicle for taxation and registration and shall issue a single
93.30number plate.
93.31    (e) The number plate issued shall bear the inscription "Collector," "Minnesota,"
93.32and the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section
93.33168.12, subdivision 2a , but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long
94.1as the vehicle is in existence in Minnesota. The registrar commissioner has the power to
94.2revoke the plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

94.3    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:
94.4    Subd. 1d. Collector's vehicle, street rod license plate. Any modernized motor
94.5vehicle manufactured prior to the year 1949 or designed and manufactured to resemble
94.6such vehicle shall be listed for taxation and registration as follows:
94.7    An affidavit shall be executed stating the name and address of the person from
94.8whom purchased and of the new owner, the make of the motor vehicle, year number of
94.9model, and the manufacturer's identification number. The affidavit shall further state that
94.10the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a street rod and not for general transportation
94.11purposes. The owner must also prove that the owner has one or more vehicles with regular
94.12license plates. If the registrar commissioner is satisfied that the affidavit is true and
94.13correct and the owner pays a $25 tax and the plate fee authorized under section 168.12,
94.14the registrar commissioner shall list such vehicle for taxation and registration and shall
94.15issue a single number plate.
94.16    The number plate issued shall bear the inscription "Street Rod", "Minnesota" and the
94.17registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section 168.12,
94.18subdivision 2a
, but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long as the
94.19vehicle is in existence in Minnesota. The registrar commissioner has the power to revoke
94.20such plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

94.21    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1g, is amended to read:
94.22    Subd. 1g. Original plates. A vehicle registered pursuant to subdivision 1a, 1b, 1c
94.23or 1d may in lieu of being issued number plates by the registrar commissioner display
94.24original Minnesota number plates issued in the same year as the model year of the car
94.25on which they are displayed. The number of the original plates must be provided to the
94.26registrar commissioner. The original plates must be in good condition and shall be used in
94.27pairs one to be displayed in the front of the car and one in the rear, except for an original
94.28plate issued in 1911, 1944, 1945, or 1946 which may be used singly and displayed at the
94.29rear of the vehicle. Original Minnesota number plates shall not be used if the number on
94.30the original plate is identical to a number on any current street rod plate or any other plate
94.31in a numbering system used by the registrar commissioner without written authorization
94.32from the commissioner. Any person currently using plates issued pursuant to subdivision
94.331a, 1b, 1c or 1d shall return those plates to the registrar commissioner before substituting
95.1original plates. The registrar may commissioner shall charge a fee of $10 for registering
95.2the number on original plates.

95.3    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1h, is amended to read:
95.4    Subd. 1h. Collector military vehicle. (a) A motor vehicle, including a truck, shall
95.5be listed and registered under this section if it meets the following conditions:
95.6    (1) it is at least 20 years old;
95.7    (2) its first owner following its manufacture was a branch of the armed forces of
95.8the United States and it presently conforms to the vehicle specifications required during
95.9the time of military ownership, or it has been restored and presently conforms to the
95.10specifications required by a branch of the armed forces for the model year that the restored
95.11vehicle could have been owned by that branch of the armed forces; and
95.12    (3) it is owned by a nonprofit organization and operated solely as a collector's
95.13vehicle. For purposes of this subdivision, "nonprofit organization" means a corporation,
95.14society, association, foundation, or institution organized and operated exclusively for
95.15historical or educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the
95.16benefit of a private individual.
95.17    (b) The owner of the vehicle shall execute an affidavit stating the name and address
95.18of the person from whom purchased and of the new owner; the make, year, and model
95.19number of the motor vehicle; the manufacturer's identification number; and the collector
95.20military vehicle identification number, if any, located on the exterior of the vehicle. The
95.21affidavit must affirm that the vehicle is owned by a nonprofit organization and is operated
95.22solely as a collector's item and not for general transportation purposes. If the registrar
95.23commissioner is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and the owner pays a $25
95.24tax and the plate fee authorized under section 168.12, the registrar commissioner shall
95.25list the vehicle for taxation and registration and shall issue number plates. The number
95.26plates shall bear the inscriptions "Collector" and "Minnesota" and the registration number,
95.27but no date. The number plates are valid without renewal as long as the vehicle is in
95.28existence in Minnesota. The registrar commissioner may revoke the plates for failure
95.29to comply with this subdivision.
95.30    (c) Notwithstanding section 168.09, 168.12, or other law to the contrary, the owner
95.31of a registered collector military vehicle is not required to display registration plates on the
95.32exterior of the vehicle if the vehicle has an exterior number identification that conforms to
95.33the identifying system for military vehicles in effect when the vehicle was last owned by
95.34the branch of the armed forces of the United States or in effect in the year to which the
96.1collector military vehicle has been restored. However, the state registration plates must be
96.2carried in or on the collector military vehicle at all times.
96.3    (d) The owner of a registered collector military vehicle that is not required to display
96.4registration plates under paragraph (c) may tow a registered trailer behind it. The trailer
96.5is not required to display registration plates if the trailer:
96.6    (1) does not exceed a gross weight of 15,000 pounds;
96.7    (2) otherwise conforms to registration, licensing, and safety laws and specifications;
96.8    (3) conforms to military specifications for appearance and identification;
96.9    (4) is intended to represent and does represent a military trailer; and
96.10    (5) carries registration plates on or in the trailer or the collector military vehicle
96.11towing the trailer.

96.12    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.10, subdivision 1i, is amended to read:
96.13    Subd. 1i. Collector plate transfer. Notwithstanding section 168.12, subdivision 1,
96.14on payment of a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this section may be transferred to
96.15another vehicle owned or jointly owned by the person to whom the special plates were
96.16issued or the plate may be assigned to another owner. In addition to the transfer fee a new
96.17owner must pay the $25 plate tax or and any fee required by section 168.12, subdivision
96.182a
. The $5 fee must be paid into the state treasury and credited to the highway user tax
96.19distribution fund. License plates issued under this section may not be transferred to a
96.20vehicle not eligible for the collector's vehicle license plates.

96.21    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
96.22    Subdivision 1. Plates; design, visibility, periods of issuance. (a) The commissioner,
96.23upon approval and payment, shall issue to the applicant the plates required by this chapter,
96.24bearing the state name and an assigned vehicle registration number. The number assigned
96.25by the commissioner may be a combination of a letter or sign with figures. The color of the
96.26plates and the color of the abbreviation of the state name and the number assigned must
96.27be in marked contrast. The plates must be lettered, spaced, or distinguished to suitably
96.28indicate the registration of the vehicle according to the rules of the commissioner.
96.29    (b) When a vehicle is registered on the basis of total gross weight, the plates issued
96.30must clearly indicate by letters or other suitable insignia the maximum gross weight
96.31for which the tax has been paid.
96.32    (c) The plates must be so treated as to be at least 100 times brighter than the
96.33conventional painted number plates. When properly mounted on an unlighted vehicle, the
97.1plates, when viewed from a vehicle equipped with standard headlights, must be visible for
97.2a distance of not less than 1,500 feet and readable for a distance of not less than 110 feet.
97.3    (d) The commissioner shall issue plates for the following periods:
97.4    (1) New plates issued pursuant to section 168.012, subdivision 1, must be issued to a
97.5vehicle for as long as the vehicle is owned by the exempt agency and the plate shall not be
97.6transferable from one vehicle to another but the plate may be transferred with the vehicle
97.7from one tax-exempt agency to another.
97.8    (2) Plates issued for passenger automobiles must be issued for a seven-year period.
97.9All plates issued under this paragraph must be replaced if they are seven years old or older
97.10at the time of registration renewal or will become so during the registration period.
97.11    (3) Plates issued under sections 168.053 and 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17, must
97.12be for a seven-year period.
97.13    (4) Plates issued under subdivisions 2c and 2d and section 168.123 must be issued
97.14for the life of the veteran under section 169.79.
97.15    (5) Plates for any vehicle not specified in clauses (1) to (3), except for trailers as
97.16hereafter provided, must be issued for the life of the vehicle. Beginning with plates issued
97.17for the year 1981, plates issued for trailers with a total gross weight of 3,000 pounds or
97.18less must be issued for the life of the trailer and must be not more than seven inches in
97.19length and four inches in width.
97.20    (e) In a year in which plates are not issued, the commissioner shall issue for each
97.21registration a sticker to designate the year of registration. This sticker must show the year
97.22or years for which the sticker is issued, and is valid only for that period. The plates and
97.23stickers issued for a vehicle may not be transferred to another vehicle during the period
97.24for which the sticker is issued, except when issued for a vehicle registered under section
97.25168.187 .
97.26    (f) Despite any other provision of this subdivision, plates issued to a vehicle used
97.27for behind-the-wheel instruction in a driver education course in a public school may
97.28be transferred to another vehicle used for the same purpose without payment of any
97.29additional fee. The public school shall notify the commissioner of each transfer of plates
97.30under this paragraph. The commissioner may prescribe a format for notification.

97.31    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
97.32    Subd. 2. Amateur radio licensee; special plates, rules. (a) The commissioner shall
97.33issue amateur radio plates to an applicant who:
97.34    (1) is an owner of a passenger automobile or recreational motor vehicle;
97.35    (2) is a resident of this state;
98.1    (3) holds an official amateur radio station license or a citizens radio service class D
98.2license, in good standing, issued by the Federal Communications Commission;
98.3    (4) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;
98.4    (5) pays a fee of $10 for each set of special plates and any other fees required by
98.5this chapter; and
98.6    (6) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
98.7and licensing of drivers;
98.8    (b) In lieu of the registration number required for identification under subdivision 1,
98.9the plates must indicate the official amateur call letters of the applicant, as assigned by the
98.10Federal Communications Commission, and the words "AMATEUR RADIO."
98.11    (c) This provision for the issue of special plates applies only if the applicant's motor
98.12vehicle is already registered in Minnesota so that the applicant has valid regular Minnesota
98.13plates issued for that motor vehicle under which to operate it during the time that it will
98.14take to have the necessary special plates made.
98.15    (d) If owning more than one motor vehicle of the type specified in this subdivision,
98.16the applicant may apply for special plates for each of not more than two motor vehicles
98.17motor vehicle and, if each application complies with this subdivision, the commissioner
98.18shall furnish the applicant with the special plates, indicating the official amateur call
98.19letters and other distinguishing information as the commissioner considers necessary, for
98.20each of the two motor vehicles.
98.21    (e) The commissioner may make reasonable rules governing the use of the special
98.22plates as will assure the full compliance by the owner of the special plates, with all existing
98.23laws governing the registration of motor vehicles and the transfer and use of the plates.
98.24    (f) Despite any contrary provision of subdivision 1, the special plates issued under
98.25this subdivision may be transferred by an owner to another motor vehicle listed in
98.26paragraph (a) and registered to the same owner, upon the payment of a fee of $5. The
98.27commissioner must be notified before the transfer and may prescribe a format for the
98.28notification.

98.29    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
98.30    Subd. 2a. Personalized plates; rules. (a) The commissioner shall may issue
98.31personalized plates or, if requested for special plates issued under section 168.123 for
98.32veterans, 168.124 for medal of honor recipients, or 168.125 for former prisoners of war,
98.33applicable personalized special veterans plates, to an applicant who:
98.34    (1) is an owner of a passenger automobile including a passenger automobile
98.35registered as a classic car, pioneer car, collector car, or street rod; any truck with a
99.1manufacturer's nominal rated capacity of one ton or less and resembling a pickup truck; a
99.2motorcycle, including a classic motorcycle; a motorized bicycle; a commuter van as
99.3defined in section 168.126; or a recreational motor vehicle;
99.4    (2) pays a onetime fee of $100 and any other fees required by this chapter;
99.5    (3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle; and
99.6    (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
99.7and licensing of drivers.
99.8    (b) The commissioner shall charge a replacement fee for personalized license plates
99.9and personalized special veterans plates issued under section 168.123 as specified in
99.10subdivision 5. This fee must be paid by the applicant whenever the personalized plates are
99.11required to be replaced by law, except that as provided in section 168.124, subdivision
99.123
, and 168.125, subdivision 1b, no fee may be charged to replace plates issued under
99.13those sections.
99.14    (c) In lieu of the registration number assigned as provided in subdivision 1,
99.15personalized plates and personalized special veterans plates must have imprinted on them
99.16a series of not more than seven numbers and letters, or five numbers and letters for
99.17personalized special veterans plates, in any combination and, as applicable, satisfy the
99.18design requirements of section 168.123, 168.124, or 168.125. When an applicant has once
99.19obtained personalized plates or personalized special veterans plates, the applicant shall
99.20have a prior claim for similar personalized plates or personalized special veterans plates in
99.21the next succeeding year as long as current motor vehicle registration is maintained.
99.22    (d) The commissioner shall adopt rules in the manner provided by chapter 14,
99.23regulating the issuance and transfer of personalized plates and personalized special
99.24veterans plates. No words or combination of letters placed on these plates may be used
99.25for commercial advertising, be of an obscene, indecent, or immoral nature, or be of a
99.26nature that would offend public morals or decency. The call signals or letters of a radio or
99.27television station are not commercial advertising for the purposes of this subdivision.
99.28    (e) Despite the provisions of subdivision 1, personalized plates and personalized
99.29special veterans plates issued under this subdivision may be transferred to another motor
99.30vehicle listed in paragraph (a) and owned by the applicant, upon the payment of a fee of $5.
99.31    (f) The commissioner may by rule specify the format for notification.
99.32    (g) A personalized plate or personalized special veterans plate issued for a classic
99.33car, pioneer car, collector car, street rod, or classic motorcycle may not be transferred
99.34to a vehicle not eligible for such a plate.
99.35    (h) Despite any law to the contrary, if the personalized license plates are lost, stolen,
99.36or destroyed, the applicant may apply and must be issued duplicate license plates bearing
100.1the same combination of letters and numbers and the same design as (1) the former
100.2personalized plates or personalized special veterans plates under section 168.123 upon
100.3the payment of the fee required by section 168.29 or (2) the former personalized special
100.4veterans plates issued under section 168.124 or 168.125, without charge.

100.5    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:
100.6    Subd. 2b. Firefighters; special plates, rules. (a) The commissioner shall issue
100.7special plates, or a single license plate in the case of a motorcycle plate, to any applicant
100.8who:
100.9    (1) is both a member of a fire department receiving state aid under chapter 69,
100.10has a letter from the fire chief, and is an owner of a passenger automobile, a truck with
100.11a manufacturer's nominal rated capacity of one ton and resembling a pickup truck, or
100.12a motorcycle;
100.13    (2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;
100.14    (3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle; and
100.15    (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
100.16and licensing of drivers.
100.17    (b) In lieu of the identification required under subdivision 1, the special plates must
100.18bear an emblem of a Maltese Cross together with any numbers or characters prescribed
100.19by the commissioner. No applicant shall receive more than two sets of plates for motor
100.20vehicles owned by the applicant.
100.21    (c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the period
100.22that the owner of the motor vehicle is a member of a fire department as specified in this
100.23subdivision. When the individual to whom the special plates were issued is no longer a
100.24member of a fire department or when the motor vehicle ownership is transferred, the
100.25owner shall remove the special plates from the motor vehicle. If the commissioner
100.26receives written notification that an individual is no longer qualified for these special
100.27plates, the commissioner shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual of this
100.28action. The individual may retain the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with the
100.29qualifications of this subdivision. Upon removal or invalidation of the special plates, or
100.30special motorcycle plate, either the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle is entitled
100.31to receive regular plates or a regular motorcycle plate for the motor vehicle without cost
100.32for the remainder of the registration period for which the special plate or plates were
100.33issued shall obtain regular plates or a regular motorcycle plate for the proper registration
100.34classification for the motor vehicle.
101.1    (d) A special motorcycle license plate issued under this subdivision must be the
101.2same size as a standard motorcycle license plate.
101.3    (e) Upon payment of a fee of $5, plates issued under this subdivision for a passenger
101.4automobile or truck may be transferred to another passenger automobile or truck owned
101.5or jointly owned by the person to whom the plates were issued. On payment of a fee of
101.6$5, a plate issued under this subdivision for a motorcycle may be transferred to another
101.7motorcycle owned or jointly owned by the person to whom the plate was issued.
101.8    (f) The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act,
101.9sections 14.001 to 14.69, to govern the issuance and use of the special plates authorized
101.10in this subdivision.

101.11    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:
101.12    Subd. 2c. National Guard; special plates, rules. (a) The commissioner shall
101.13issue special plates to any applicant who:
101.14    (1) is a regularly enlisted, commissioned, or retired member of the Minnesota
101.15National Guard, other than an inactive member who is not a retired member, and is an
101.16owner of a passenger automobile;
101.17    (2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;
101.18    (3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter; and
101.19    (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
101.20and licensing of drivers.
101.21    (b) The adjutant general shall design the emblem for these special plates subject to
101.22the approval of the commissioner.
101.23    (c) An applicant must not be issued more than two sets of plates for motor vehicles
101.24registered to the applicant.
101.25    (d) (c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the
101.26period that the owner of the motor vehicle is an active or retired member of the Minnesota
101.27National Guard as specified in this subdivision. When the individual to whom the
101.28special plates were issued is no longer an active or retired member of the Minnesota
101.29National Guard, the special plates must be removed from the vehicle by the owner. If the
101.30commissioner receives written notification that an individual is no longer qualified for
101.31these special plates, the commissioner shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual
101.32of this action. The individual may retain the plate only upon demonstrating compliance
101.33with the qualifications of this subdivision. Upon removal or invalidation of the special
101.34plates, either the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle is entitled to receive regular
102.1plates for the motor vehicle without cost for the remainder of the registration period for
102.2which the special plates were issued shall obtain regular plates for the motor vehicle.
102.3    (e) (d) While the person is an active or retired member of the Minnesota National
102.4Guard, plates issued pursuant to this subdivision may be transferred to another motor
102.5vehicle owned by that individual upon payment of a fee of $5.
102.6    (f) (e) For purposes of this subdivision, "retired member" means an individual
102.7placed on the roll of retired officers or roll of retired enlisted members in the Office of the
102.8Adjutant General under section 192.18 and who is not deceased.
102.9    (g) (f) The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act to
102.10govern the issuance and use of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.

102.11    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:
102.12    Subd. 2d. Ready Reserve; special plates, rules. (a) The commissioner shall issue
102.13special plates to an applicant who:
102.14    (1) is not eligible for special National Guard plates under subdivision 2c, is a
102.15member of the United States armed forces ready reserve as described in United States
102.16Code, title 10, section 10142 or 10143, or a retired reserve as described in United States
102.17Code, title 10, section 10154, and is an owner of a passenger automobile;
102.18    (2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;
102.19    (3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter; and
102.20    (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
102.21and licensing of drivers.
102.22    (b) The commissioner of veterans affairs shall design the emblem for these special
102.23plates subject to the approval of the commissioner.
102.24    (c) An applicant must not be issued more than two sets of plates for motor vehicles
102.25owned by the applicant.
102.26    (d) (c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the
102.27period that the owner of the motor vehicle is a member of the ready reserve. When the
102.28owner is no longer a member, the special plates must be removed from the motor vehicle
102.29by the owner. If the commissioner receives written notification that an individual is no
102.30longer qualified for these special plates, the commissioner shall invalidate the plates
102.31and notify the individual of this action. The individual may retain the plate only upon
102.32demonstrating compliance with the qualifications of this subdivision. On removing
102.33removal or invalidation of the special plates, either the owner or purchaser of the motor
102.34vehicle is entitled to receive regular plates for the motor vehicle without cost for the rest
102.35of the registration period for which the special plates were issued shall obtain regular
103.1plates for the motor vehicle. While the owner is a member of the ready reserve, plates
103.2issued under this subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned by that
103.3individual on paying a fee of $5.
103.4    (e) (d) The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act
103.5to govern the issuance and use of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.

103.6    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 2e, is amended to read:
103.7    Subd. 2e. Volunteer ambulance attendants; special plates. (a) The commissioner
103.8shall issue special license plates to an applicant who:
103.9    (1) is a volunteer ambulance attendant as defined in section 144E.001, subdivision
103.1015
, and owns a motor vehicle taxed as a passenger automobile;
103.11    (2) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle;
103.12    (3) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter; and
103.13    (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
103.14and licensing of drivers.
103.15    (b) The commissioner shall not issue more than two sets of these plates to each
103.16qualified applicant.
103.17    (c) (b) An individual may use special plates issued under this subdivision only during
103.18the period that the individual is a volunteer ambulance attendant. When the individual to
103.19whom the special plates were issued ceases to be a volunteer ambulance attendant, the
103.20individual shall remove each set of special plates issued. If the commissioner receives
103.21written notification that an individual is no longer qualified for these special plates, the
103.22commissioner shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual of this action. The
103.23individual may retain the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with the qualifications
103.24of this subdivision. When ownership of the motor vehicle is transferred, the individual
103.25shall remove the special plates from that motor vehicle. On removal or invalidation of
103.26each set of the special plates, the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle, or new owner
103.27in case of a transferred motor vehicle, is entitled to receive regular plates for the motor
103.28vehicle without cost for the rest of the registration period for which the set of special
103.29plates were issued shall obtain regular plates for the motor vehicle. Special plates issued
103.30under this subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned by the volunteer
103.31ambulance attendant on payment of a fee of $5.
103.32    (d) (c) The commissioner may adopt rules governing the design, issuance, and sale
103.33of the special plates authorized by this subdivision."
103.34Delete the title and insert:
103.35"A bill for an act
104.1relating to transportation; modifying or adding provisions relating to agency
104.2duties and activities, eminent domain, highways and roads, commercial
104.3vehicles, signs, highway construction contracting, transportation research, bridge
104.4inspection, special mobile equipment, motor vehicles, vehicle registration and
104.5title, traffic regulations, towing, commercial motor vehicles, recreational vehicle
104.6combinations, parking violations, vehicle length and weight, vehicle permits,
104.7statewide transportation goals and plan, drivers' licenses and identification cards,
104.8pavement analysis, special transportation services, motor carriers, commercial
104.9vehicles and drivers, light rail transit and other transit services and facilities,
104.10and transit police; creating position of state rail inspector; requiring studies and
104.11reports; providing penalties; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes
104.122006, sections 117.041, by adding a subdivision; 117.51; 117.52, subdivision 1a;
104.13160.02, subdivision 19, by adding a subdivision; 160.80; 161.14, subdivision
104.1418, by adding subdivisions; 161.32, subdivisions 1, 1b, 4; 161.53; 164.06,
104.15subdivision 2; 165.01; 165.03; 168.011, subdivision 22; 168.013, subdivision 1e;
104.16168.10, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1g, 1h, 1i; 168.12, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 2b,
104.172c, 2d, 2e; 168.1255, by adding a subdivision; 168A.01, by adding a subdivision;
104.18168A.05, subdivisions 3, 5; 168A.10, subdivision 1; 168A.101; 168A.151,
104.19subdivision 1; 168A.153; 168B.04, subdivision 2; 169.01, subdivisions 4c, 19,
104.2020, 78, by adding subdivisions; 169.041, subdivisions 1, 2; 169.06, subdivision
104.215; 169.14, subdivision 2; 169.34; 169.471; 169.781; 169.782, subdivision 1;
104.22169.783, subdivision 1; 169.81, subdivisions 2, 3c; 169.823, subdivision 1;
104.23169.824, subdivision 2; 169.8261; 169.829, subdivision 2; 169.86, subdivision
104.245, by adding a subdivision; 169.862; 169.864, subdivisions 1, 2; 171.01, by
104.25adding a subdivision; 171.02, subdivision 1; 171.06, subdivision 3; 171.07,
104.26subdivisions 1, 3; 171.14; 174.01, subdivision 2; 174.02, subdivision 1a; 174.03,
104.27subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 174.30, subdivisions 4, 9; 218.041,
104.28subdivision 6; 221.031, subdivision 6; 221.0314, subdivision 9, by adding
104.29a subdivision; 221.033, subdivision 2d; 221.037, subdivision 1; 221.091,
104.30subdivision 2; 221.141, subdivision 1; 221.231; 221.60, subdivision 1, by
104.31adding a subdivision; 222.50, subdivision 7; 222.63, subdivision 4, by adding a
104.32subdivision; 299F.60, subdivision 1; 299J.16, subdivision 1; 325F.665, by adding
104.33a subdivision; 473.1466; 473.166; 473.386, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 3; 473.399;
104.34473.3993, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 473.3994; 473.3997;
104.35473.4051; 473.407, subdivision 1; 473.408, by adding subdivisions; 609.531,
104.36subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 168.12, subdivision
104.375; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 39; Laws 2008,
104.38chapter 152, article 6, section 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
104.39Statutes, chapters 160; 161; 169; 174; 219; 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes
104.402006, sections 168A.05, subdivision 5a; 221.60, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 6;
104.41221.601; 221.602; 325E.0951, subdivision 3a; 473.1465; 473.3994, subdivision
104.4213; Laws 1999, chapter 230, section 44."
We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.House Conferees: (Signed) Frank Hornstein, Michael V. Nelson, Shelly Madore, Melissa Hortman, Connie RuthSenate Conferees: (Signed) Steve Murphy, Ann H. Rest, Michael J. Jungbauer, Jim Carlson, Rod Skoe
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