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HF 1379

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/22/2021 02:30pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; making various policy changes, including to Indian
employment preferences, highway turnbacks, escort vehicles, and trunk highway
debt service forecasts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 161.115,
subdivision 27; 169.812, subdivision 2; 296A.083, subdivision 2; Laws 2012,
chapter 287, article 3, section 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 161.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 161.115, subdivision 27, is amended to read:


Subd. 27.

Route No. 96.

Beginning at a point on Route No. deleted text begin95deleted text endnew text begin 244new text end as herein established
at or near deleted text beginStillwaterdeleted text endnew text begin Dellwood Citynew text end, thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on
Route No. deleted text begin63deleted text endnew text begin 1new text end at or near deleted text beginNew Brightondeleted text endnew text begin White Bear Lakenew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the commissioner of
transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the commissioner and the governing
body of Washington County to transfer jurisdiction of Legislative Route No. 96 and after
the commissioner sends notice to the revisor of statutes electronically or in writing that the
conditions required to transfer the route have been satisfied.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [161.369] INDIAN EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE.
new text end

new text begin As authorized by United States Code, title 23, section 104, paragraph (d), the
commissioner may implement an Indian employment preference for members of federally
recognized tribes on projects carried out under United States Code, title 23, on or near an
Indian reservation. For purposes of this section, a project is near an Indian reservation if
the project is within the distance a person seeking employment could reasonably be expected
to commute to and from each workday. The commissioner, in consultation with federally
recognized Minnesota tribes, may determine when a project is near an Indian reservation.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.812, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Escort vehicles required; width.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (d) and
(e), no escort vehicle is required if the width of an overdimensional load is 15 feet or less
as measured at the bottom of the load or is 16 feet or less as measured at the top of the load.

(b) Only one rear escort vehicle is required on a multilane divided roadway if the width
of an overdimensional load is more than 15 feet as measured at the bottom of the load or is
more than 16 feet as measured at the top of the load.

(c) Only one lead escort vehicle and one rear escort vehicle is required on any undivided
roadway if the width of an overdimensional load is more than 15 feet as measured at the
bottom of the load or is more than 16 feet as measured at the top of the load.

(d) deleted text beginOnlydeleted text endnew text begin One lead escort vehicle, one rear escort vehicle, andnew text end one lead licensed peace
officer is required when any part of an overdimensional load or a vehicle transporting an
overdimensional load extends beyond the left of the centerline on an undivided roadway.

(e) The commissioner may require additional escorts when deemed necessary to protect
public safety or to ensure against undue damage to the road foundations, surfaces, or
structures. The commissioner must specify in the permit (1) the number of additional escorts
required; and (2) whether the operators of the escort vehicles must be licensed peace officers
or may be escort drivers, as defined in subdivision 1.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 296A.083, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Debt service forecast.

On deleted text beginJune 30, 2008, and each March 1 thereafterdeleted text endnew text begin April 1
each year
new text end, the commissioner of management and budget shall report to the commissioner
of revenue on trunk highway debt service. The report must include the annual amount of
revenue from the surcharge previously deposited in the trunk highway fund, and a forecast
of the total and annual amounts necessary to pay the remaining debt service.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 3, section 4, the effective date, is amended to read:


EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment deleted text beginand
expires one year following the acceptance of ten construction manager/general contractor
contracts
deleted text end.

Sec. 6. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 263 REMOVED.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 194, is repealed effective the day
after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
commissioner and the governing body of Martin County to transfer jurisdiction of Legislative
Route No. 263 and notifies the revisor of statutes under paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from Minnesota
Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor electronically
or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been satisfied.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 267 REMOVED.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 198, is repealed effective the day
after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
commissioner and the governing body of Murray County to transfer jurisdiction of Legislative
Route No. 267 and notifies the revisor of statutes under paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from Minnesota
Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor electronically
or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been satisfied.
new text end