relating to government finance; appropriating money for transportation,
Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities and programs; providing
for fund transfers, tort claims, and contingent appropriations; modifying tax
and policy provisions relating to transportation, transit, and public safety;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.20, subdivision 3; 161.53;
162.07, subdivision 1a; 163.051; 168A.01, subdivision 6a; 168A.29, subdivision
1; 169.865; 169A.37, subdivision 1; 169A.51, subdivision 2; 169A.55, by
adding a subdivision; 171.05, subdivision 2; 171.061, subdivision 4; 171.17,
by adding a subdivision; 171.30, subdivisions 1, 2a, by adding a subdivision;
171.306, subdivisions 1, 4; 174.185, by adding a subdivision; 174.40, by adding
a subdivision; 219.1651; 296A.07, subdivision 3; 296A.08, subdivision 2;
297A.815, subdivision 3; 297A.992; 297A.993, subdivisions 1, 2; 297B.01,
subdivisions 14, 16; 297B.02, subdivision 3; 299A.73, subdivision 3; 299E.01,
subdivisions 2, 3; 299E.02; 398A.04, by adding a subdivision; 398A.10,
subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 473.39, by adding subdivisions;
Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 161; 171; 174; 297A; 629; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 161.04, subdivision 6; 174.285, subdivision 8; Minnesota Rules, parts
7503.0300, subpart 1; 7503.0800, subpart 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
1.23TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY APPROPRIATIONS
1.25The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
1.26in this article.
|Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
|State Government Special
2.10The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to
2.11the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from
2.12the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
2.13indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that
2.14the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014,
2.15or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is
2.16fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
|Sec. 2. TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.
||Available for the Year
||Ending June 30
|Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
2.32The amounts that may be spent for each
2.33purpose are specified in the following
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 2.Multimodal Systems
3.2This appropriation is from the state
3.3airports fund and must be spent according
3.4to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
3.6The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
3.7and 2017 is $14,298,000 for each year.
3.8Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
3.916A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
3.10available for five years after appropriation.
3.11If the appropriation for either year is
3.12insufficient, the appropriation for the other
3.13year is available for it.
|(1) Airport Development and Assistance
|(2) Aviation Support and Services
3.18$65,000 in each year is from the state airports
3.19fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
|Appropriations by Fund
3.24$100,000 in each year is from the general
3.25fund for the administrative expenses of the
3.26Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
3.27under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.
3.28$90,000 in each year is from the general
3.29fund for grants to greater Minnesota transit
3.30providers as reimbursement for the costs of
3.31providing fixed route public transit rides free
3.32of charge under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.33174.24, subdivision 7, for veterans certified
|Appropriations by Fund
4.2This appropriation is from the general
4.3fund for passenger rail system planning,
4.4alternatives analysis, environmental analysis,
4.5design, and preliminary engineering under
4.6Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to
|(c) Passenger Rail
4.12$1,000,000 in the first year is from the
4.13general fund to pay for the department's
4.14share of costs associated with the cleanup of
4.15contaminated state rail bank property. This
4.16appropriation is available until expended.
|Appropriations by Fund
4.18This appropriation is from the general fund
4.19for grants to local jurisdictions for safe routes
|(e) Safe Routes to School
|(a) Operations and Maintenance
4.24$250,000 in each year is for the department's
4.25administrative costs for creation and
4.26operation of the Joint Program Office for
4.27Economic Development and Alternative
4.28Finance, including costs of hiring a
4.29consultant and preparing required reports.
4.30$130,000 in each year is available for
4.31administrative costs of the targeted group
5.1$110,000 in each year is for one new position
5.2related to increasing participation in highway
5.3projects of small businesses in economically
5.5$266,000 in each year is available for grants
5.6to metropolitan planning organizations
5.7outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
5.8$75,000 in each year is available for a
5.9transportation research contingent account
5.10to finance research projects that are
5.11reimbursable from the federal government or
5.12from other sources. If the appropriation for
5.13either year is insufficient, the appropriation
5.14for the other year is available for it.
5.15$900,000 in each year is available for
5.16grants for transportation studies outside
5.17the metropolitan area to identify critical
5.18concerns, problems, and issues. These
5.19grants are available: (1) to regional
5.20development commissions; (2) in regions
5.21where no regional development commission
5.22is functioning, to joint powers boards
5.23established under agreement of two or
5.24more political subdivisions in the region to
5.25exercise the planning functions of a regional
5.26development commission; and (3) in regions
5.27where no regional development commission
5.28or joint powers board is functioning, to the
5.29department's district office for that region.
|(b) Program Planning and Delivery
|(c) State Road Construction Total
5.33This appropriation is to complete projects
5.34using funds made available to the
5.35commissioner of transportation under
6.1title XII of the American Recovery and
6.2Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5
6.3and implemented under Minnesota Statutes,
6.4section 161.36, subdivision 7. The base
6.5appropriation is $1,000,000 in fiscal year
6.62016 and $0 in fiscal year 2017.
|(1) Economic Recovery Funds - Federal
6.8This appropriation is for the Corridors
6.9of Commerce program under Minnesota
6.10Statutes, section 161.088.
6.11Of this appropriation, the commissioner may
6.12use up to $3,980,000 in fiscal year 2014 and
6.13$6,133,000 in fiscal year 2015 for program
|(2) Corridors of Commerce
6.16It is estimated that these appropriations will
6.17be funded as follows:
|(3) State Road Construction
6.22The commissioner of transportation shall
6.23notify the chairs and ranking minority
6.24members of the legislative committees with
6.25jurisdiction over transportation finance of
6.26any significant events that should cause these
6.27estimates to change.
6.28This appropriation is for the actual
6.29construction, reconstruction, and
6.30improvement of trunk highways, including
6.31design-build contracts and consultant usage
6.32to support these activities. This includes the
6.33cost of actual payment to landowners for
6.34lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
7.1payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
7.3The base appropriation for state road
7.4construction for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
7.5is $651,367,000 in each year.
7.6$10,000,000 in each year is for transfer to
7.7the transportation economic development
7.8account in the trunk highway fund under
7.9Minnesota Statutes, section 174.12.
7.10The commissioner may expend up to one-half
7.11of one percent of the federal appropriations
7.12under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
7.13industrialization centers and other nonprofit
7.14job training centers for job training programs
7.15related to highway construction.
7.16The commissioner may transfer up to
7.17$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
7.18revolving loan fund.
7.19The commissioner may receive money
7.20covering other shares of the cost of
7.21partnership projects. These receipts are
7.22appropriated to the commissioner for these
|Appropriations by Fund
|Highway User Taxes
7.25$148,917,000 the first year and $180,321,000
7.26the second year are for transfer to the state
7.27bond fund. If an appropriation is insufficient
7.28to make all transfers required in the year
7.29for which it is made, the commissioner of
7.30management and budget shall notify the
7.31Committee on Finance of the senate and
7.32the Committee on Ways and Means of the
7.33house of representatives of the amount of the
7.34deficiency and shall then transfer that amount
8.1under the statutory open appropriation. Any
8.2excess appropriation cancels to the trunk
|(d) Highway Debt Service
|(e) Electronic Communications
8.8The general fund appropriation is to equip
8.9and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
8.10Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
|Appropriations by Fund
8.13This appropriation is from the county
8.14state-aid highway fund under Minnesota
8.15Statutes, sections 161.082 to 161.085; and
8.16Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162. This
8.17appropriation is available until spent.
8.18If the commissioner of transportation
8.19determines that a balance remains in the
8.20county state-aid highway fund following
8.21the appropriations and transfers made in
8.22this subdivision, and that the appropriations
8.23made are insufficient for advancing county
8.24state-aid highway projects, an amount
8.25necessary to advance the projects, not to
8.26exceed the balance in the county state-aid
8.27highway fund, is appropriated in each year
8.28to the commissioner. Within two weeks
8.29of a determination under this contingent
8.30appropriation, the commissioner of
8.31transportation shall notify the commissioner
8.32of management and budget and the chairs
8.33and ranking minority members of the
8.34legislative committees with jurisdiction over
9.1transportation finance concerning funds
|(a) County State Aids
9.4This appropriation is from the municipal
9.5state-aid street fund for municipal state-aid
9.6streets under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162.
9.7This appropriation is available until spent.
9.8If the commissioner of transportation
9.9determines that a balance remains in the
9.10municipal state-aid street fund following
9.11the appropriations made in this subdivision,
9.12and that the appropriations made are
9.13insufficient for advancing municipal state-aid
9.14street projects, an amount necessary to
9.15advance the projects, not to exceed the
9.16balance in the municipal state-aid street
9.17fund, is appropriated in each year to
9.18the commissioner. Within two weeks
9.19of a determination under this contingent
9.20appropriation, the commissioner of
9.21transportation shall notify the commissioner
9.22of management and budget and the chairs
9.23and ranking minority members of the
9.24legislative committees with jurisdiction over
9.25transportation finance concerning funds
|(b) Municipal State Aids
|Subd. 5.Agency Management
|(a) Agency Services
|Appropriations by Fund
10.4If the appropriation for either year is
10.5insufficient, the appropriation for the other
10.6year is available for it.
10.8(a) With the approval of the commissioner of
10.9management and budget, the commissioner
10.10of transportation may transfer unencumbered
10.11balances among the appropriations from the
10.12trunk highway fund and the state airports
10.13fund made in this section. No transfer
10.14may be made from the appropriations for
10.15state road construction or for debt service.
10.16Transfers under this paragraph may not be
10.17made between funds. Transfers under this
10.18paragraph must be reported immediately to
10.19the chairs and ranking minority members of
10.20the legislative committees with jurisdiction
10.21over transportation finance.
10.22(b) The commissioner shall transfer from
10.23the flexible highway account in the county
10.24state-aid highway fund: (1) $3,700,000 in
10.25the first year to the trunk highway fund; and
10.26(2) the remainder in each year to the county
10.27turnback account in the county state-aid
10.28highway fund. The funds transferred are
10.29for highway turnback purposes as provided
10.30under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.081,
|Appropriations by Fund
10.34Any money appropriated to the commissioner
10.35of transportation for state road construction
11.1for any fiscal year before the first year is
11.2available to the commissioner during the
11.3biennium to the extent that the commissioner
11.4spends the money on the state road
11.5construction project for which the money
11.6was originally encumbered during the fiscal
11.7year for which it was appropriated. The
11.8commissioner of transportation shall report to
11.9the commissioner of management and budget
11.10by August 1, 2013, and August 1, 2014, on
11.11a form the commissioner of management
11.12and budget provides, on expenditures made
11.13during the previous fiscal year that are
11.14authorized by this subdivision.
|Subd. 7.Use of State Road Construction
11.16The commissioner of transportation, with
11.17the approval of the governor and the
11.18written approval of at least five members
11.19of a group consisting of the members of
11.20the Legislative Advisory Commission
11.21under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30,
11.22and the ranking minority members of the
11.23legislative committees with jurisdiction over
11.24transportation finance, may transfer all or
11.25part of the unappropriated balance in the
11.26trunk highway fund to an appropriation:
11.27(1) for trunk highway design, construction,
11.28or inspection in order to take advantage of
11.29an unanticipated receipt of income to the
11.30trunk highway fund or to take advantage
11.31of federal advanced construction funding;
11.32(2) for trunk highway maintenance in order
11.33to meet an emergency; or (3) to pay tort
11.34or environmental claims. Nothing in this
11.35subdivision authorizes the commissioner
11.36to increase the use of federal advanced
12.1construction funding beyond amounts
12.2specifically authorized. Any transfer as
12.3a result of the use of federal advanced
12.4construction funding must include an
12.5analysis of the effects on the long-term
12.6trunk highway fund balance. The amount
12.7transferred is appropriated for the purpose of
12.8the account to which it is transferred.
|Subd. 8.Contingent Appropriation
12.10This appropriation is from the general fund
12.11for transit system operations under Minnesota
12.12Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.
12.13The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
12.14and 2017 is $63,620,000 in each year.
|Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
|Sec. 5. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
12.26The amounts that may be spent for each
12.27purpose are specified in the following
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 2.Administration and Related Services
|(a) Office of Communications
|Appropriations by Fund
|(b) Public Safety Support
13.5$380,000 in each year is from the general
13.6fund for payment of public safety officer
13.7survivor benefits under Minnesota Statutes,
13.8section 299A.44. If the appropriation for
13.9either year is insufficient, the appropriation
13.10for the other year is available for it.
13.11$1,367,000 in each year is from the general
13.12fund to be deposited in the public safety
13.13officer's benefit account. This money
13.14is available for reimbursements under
13.15Minnesota Statutes, section
13.16$600,000 in each year is from the general
13.17fund and $100,000 in each year is from the
13.18trunk highway fund for soft body armor
13.19reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
13.21$792,000 in each year is from the general
13.22fund for transfer by the commissioner of
13.23management and budget to the trunk highway
13.24fund on December 31, 2013, and December
13.2531, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse
13.26the trunk highway fund for expenses not
13.27related to the fund. These represent amounts
13.28appropriated out of the trunk highway
13.29fund for general fund purposes in the
13.30administration and related services program.
13.31$610,000 in each year is from the highway
13.32user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
13.33commissioner of management and budget
13.34to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
13.352013, and December 31, 2014, respectively,
14.1in order to reimburse the trunk highway
14.2fund for expenses not related to the fund.
14.3These represent amounts appropriated out
14.4of the trunk highway fund for highway
14.5user tax distribution fund purposes in the
14.6administration and related services program.
14.7$716,000 in each year is from the highway
14.8user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
14.9commissioner of management and budget to
14.10the general fund on December 31, 2013, and
14.11December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to
14.12reimburse the general fund for expenses not
14.13related to the fund. These represent amounts
14.14appropriated out of the general fund for
14.15operation of the criminal justice data network
14.16related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
14.17Before January 15, 2015, the commissioner
14.18of public safety shall review the amounts and
14.19purposes of the transfers under this paragraph
14.20and shall recommend necessary changes to
14.21the legislative committees with jurisdiction
14.22over transportation finance.
|Appropriations by Fund
|(c) Technology and Support Service
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 3.State Patrol
|(a) Patrolling Highways
|Appropriations by Fund
|(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
15.1This appropriation is from the general fund.
15.2$1,500,000 in each year is to implement the
15.3recommendations of the advisory committee
15.4on Capitol Area Security under Minnesota
15.5Statutes, section 299E.04, including the
15.6creation of an emergency manager position
15.7under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.01,
15.8subdivision 2, and an increase in the number
15.9of State Patrol troopers and other security
15.10officers assigned to the Capitol complex.
15.11The commissioner may not: (1) spend
15.12any money from the trunk highway fund
15.13for capitol security; or (2) permanently
15.14transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
15.15highways activity to capitol security.
15.16The commissioner may not transfer any
15.17money appropriated to the commissioner
15.18under this section: (1) to capitol security; or
15.19(2) from capitol security.
|(c) Capitol Security
15.21This appropriation is from the highway user
15.22tax distribution fund.
15.23This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
15.24registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
15.25liabilities from individuals and businesses
15.26that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
15.27and (2) illegal or improper activity related
15.28to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
|(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
|Subd. 4.Driver and Vehicle Services
|(a) Vehicle Services
16.1The special revenue fund appropriation is
16.2from the vehicle services operating account.
16.3$1,000,000 in each year is from the special
16.4revenue fund for ten additional positions to
16.5enhance customer service related to vehicle
16.7$98,000 the second year is from the special
16.8revenue fund for the vehicle services portion
16.9of a new telephone system. This amount
16.10is for transfer to the Office of Enterprise
16.11Technology for initial construction and
16.12development of the system. This is a onetime
16.13appropriation and is available until expended.
|Appropriations by Fund
|(b) Driver Services
16.18The special revenue fund appropriation is
16.19from the driver services operating account.
16.20$150,000 in the second year is from the
16.21special revenue fund for two new positions
16.22to implement facial recognition.
16.23$52,000 the second year is from the special
16.24revenue fund for the driver services portion
16.25of a new telephone system. This amount
16.26is for transfer to the Office of Enterprise
16.27Technology for initial construction and
16.28development of the system. This is a onetime
16.29appropriation and is available until expended.
16.30$37,000 in the first year and $33,000 in the
16.31second year are from the special revenue
16.32fund for one half-time position to assist with
16.33the Novice Driver Improvement Task Force
16.34under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.0701,
17.1subdivision 1a. The base appropriation for
17.2this position is $6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
17.3$0 in fiscal year 2017.
17.4$67,000 the second year is from the special
17.5revenue fund for one new position to
17.6administer changes to the ignition interlock
17.7program. The base appropriation for this
17.8position in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is
17.9$62,000 in each year.
|Appropriations by Fund
17.11The commissioner of public safety shall
17.12spend 50 percent of the money available to
17.13the state under United States Code, title 23,
17.14section 164, and the remaining 50 percent
17.15must be transferred to the commissioner
17.16of transportation for hazard elimination
17.17activities under United States Code, title 23,
|Subd. 5.Traffic Safety
17.20This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
17.21account in the special revenue fund.
|Subd. 6.Pipeline Safety
|Subd. 7.Emergency Management
17.27$604,000 each year is appropriated from the
17.28fire safety account in the special revenue
17.29fund. These amounts must be used to
17.30fund the hazardous materials and chemical
17.32$555,000 the first year and $505,000 the
17.33second year are from the general fund to
17.34reinstate the school safety center and to
18.1provide for school safety. The commissioner
18.2of public safety shall work collaboratively
18.3with the School Climate Council and the
18.4school climate center established under
18.5Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.07 and
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 8.Criminal Apprehension
18.13Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
18.14161.20, subdivision 3, $1,941,000 each year
18.15is appropriated from the trunk highway fund
18.16for laboratory analysis related to driving
18.17while impaired cases.
18.18$125,000 in each year is from the general
18.19fund to replace forensic laboratory equipment
18.20at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
18.21$200,000 in each year is from the general
18.22fund to improve forensic laboratory staffing
18.23at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
18.24$310,000 the first year and $389,000 the
18.25second year are from the general fund to
18.26maintain Livescan fingerprinting machines.
|Appropriations by Fund
18.28This appropriation is from the fire safety
18.29account in the special revenue fund and is for
18.30activities under Minnesota Statutes, section
18.32Of this amount: (1) $7,187,000 each year
18.33is for activities under Minnesota Statutes,
299F.012; and (2) $2,368,000 the first
18.35year and $2,368,000 the second year are for
19.1transfers to the general fund under Minnesota
297I.06, subdivision 3.
|Subd. 9.Fire Marshal
|Subd. 10.Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement
19.7$653,000 each year is from the alcohol
19.8enforcement account in the special revenue
19.9fund. Of this appropriation, $500,000 each
19.10year shall be transferred to the general fund.
19.11$250,000 each year is appropriated from the
19.12lawful gambling regulation account in the
19.13special revenue fund.
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 11.Office of Justice Programs
19.19Up to 2.5 percent of the grant money
19.20appropriated in this subdivision may be used
19.21to administer the grant program.
19.22$1,500,000 in each year is from the general
19.23fund for victim assistance grants. The funds
19.24must be distributed through an open and
19.25competitive grant process for existing crime
19.26victim programs. The funds must be used to
19.27meet the needs of underserved and unserved
19.28areas and populations.
19.29$1,500,000 in each year is from the general
19.30fund for youth intervention programs under
19.31Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.73. The
19.32appropriations must be used to create new
19.33programs statewide in underserved areas
19.34and to help existing programs serve unmet
20.1needs in the program's communities. These
20.2appropriations are available until expended.
20.3$50,000 in each year is from the general
20.4fund for a grant to the Upper Midwest
20.5Community Policing Institute for use
20.6in training community safety personnel
20.7about the use of de-escalation strategies
20.8for handling returning veterans in crisis.
20.9This is a onetime appropriation, and the
20.10unencumbered balance in the first year does
20.11not cancel but is available for the second
20.12year. The commissioner shall consult with
20.13the Peace Officers Standards and Training
20.14(POST) Board regarding the design and
20.15content of the course, and must also ensure
20.16that the training opportunities are reasonably
20.17distributed throughout the state.
20.18$95,000 each year is from the general
20.19fund for a grant to the Juvenile Detention
20.20Alternative Initiative. This is a onetime
20.21appropriation, and funds unexpended in the
20.22first year are available in the second year.
|Appropriations by Fund
20.25This appropriation is from the state
20.26government special revenue fund for 911
20.27emergency telecommunications services.
20.28(a) Public Safety Answering Points.
20.29 $13,664,000 each year is to be distributed
20.30as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
20.31403.113, subdivision 2.
20.32(b) Medical Resource Communication
20.33Centers. $683,000 each year is for grants
20.34to the Minnesota Emergency Medical
20.35Services Regulatory Board for the Metro
21.1East and Metro West Medical Resource
21.2Communication Centers that were in
21.3operation before January 1, 2000.
21.4(c) ARMER Debt Service. $23,261,000
21.5each year is to the commissioner of
21.6management and budget to pay debt service
21.7on revenue bonds issued under Minnesota
21.9Any portion of this appropriation not needed
21.10to pay debt service in a fiscal year may be
21.11used by the commissioner of public safety to
21.12pay cash for any of the capital improvements
21.13for which bond proceeds were appropriated
21.14by Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 1, section
21.159, subdivision 8, or Laws 2007, chapter 54,
21.16article 1, section 10, subdivision 8.
21.17(d) ARMER State Backbone Operating
21.18Costs. $9,250,000 the first year and
21.19$9,650,000 the second year are to the
21.20commissioner of transportation for costs
21.21of maintaining and operating the first and
21.22third phases of the statewide radio system
21.24(e) ARMER Improvements. $1,000,000
21.25each year is for the Statewide Radio Board for
21.26costs of design, construction, maintenance
21.27of, and improvements to those elements
21.28of the statewide public safety radio and
21.29communication system that support mutual
21.30aid communications and emergency medical
21.31services or provide enhancement of public
21.32safety communication interoperability.
|Subd. 12.Emergency Communication
22.1This appropriation is to the commissioner of
22.2management and budget.
22.3If the appropriation for either year is
22.4insufficient, the appropriation for the other
22.5year is available for it.
|Sec. 6. TORT CLAIMS
Sec. 7. APPROPRIATION; EWORKPLACE TELEWORK PROGRAM.
22.7$100,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2014 from the highway user tax distribution
22.8fund to the commissioner of transportation for phase 2 of the eWorkPlace telework
22.9program. Program components include but are not limited to implementation planning,
22.10enhancement of tools and Web site content, informational research and development,
22.11expansion of employer participation, technical assistance, and performance measurement.
22.12This appropriation is available in fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
Sec. 8. REAUTHORIZATION; 2008 BOND SALE EXPENSES FOR TRUNK
22.15$1,414,600 of the amount appropriated in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section
22.166, for trunk highway bond sale expenses, which was reported to the legislature according
22.17to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, subdivision 1, is reauthorized and does not cancel
22.18under the terms of that subdivision. This appropriation for the bond sale expenses and the
22.19bond sale authorization in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section 7, subdivision 1, as
22.20amended, are available until December 31, 2019.
22.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 163.051, is amended to read:
METROPOLITAN COUNTY WHEELAGE TAX.
Subdivision 1. Tax authorized.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the board of
commissioners of each
county is authorized to levy by resolution
$5 for the year 1972 and each subsequent year thereafter by resolution $10 for each
22.29calendar year from 2014 to 2016, and up to $20 in each calendar year beginning in 2017,
on each motor vehicle that is kept in such county when not in operation and that is subject
to annual registration and taxation under chapter 168. The board may provide by resolution
for collection of the wheelage tax by county officials or it may request that the tax be
collected by the state registrar of motor vehicles
The state registrar of motor vehicles
shall collect such tax on behalf of the county if requested, as provided in subdivision 2.
(b) The following vehicles are exempt from the wheelage tax:
(1) motorcycles, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 44
(2) motorized bicycles, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 45
(3) electric-assisted bicycles, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 27 ; and
23.7 (4) (3)
motorized foot scooters, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 46
Subd. 2. Collection by registrar of motor vehicles.
The wheelage tax levied by
county, if made collectible by the state registrar of motor vehicles,
shall be certified by the county auditor to the registrar not later than August 1 in the year
before the calendar year or years for which the tax is levied, and the registrar shall collect
such tax with the motor vehicle taxes on the affected vehicles for such year or years.
Every owner and every operator of such a motor vehicle shall furnish to the registrar all
information requested by the registrar. No state motor vehicle tax on any such motor
vehicle for any such year shall be received or deemed paid unless the applicable wheelage
tax is paid therewith.
The proceeds of the wheelage tax levied by any metropolitan county,
23.17 less any amount retained by the registrar to pay costs of collection of the wheelage tax,
23.18 shall be paid to the commissioner of management and budget and deposited in the state
23.19 treasury to the credit of the county wheelage tax fund of each metropolitan county.
Subd. 2a. Tax proceeds deposited; costs of collection; appropriation.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the state registrar of motor vehicles shall
deposit the proceeds of the wheelage tax imposed by subdivision 2, to the credit of the
county wheelage tax
county. The amount necessary to
pay the costs of collection of said tax is appropriated from the county wheelage tax
county to the state registrar of motor vehicles.
Subd. 3. Distribution to
metropolitan county; appropriation. On or before
23.27 April 1 in 1972 and each subsequent year, the commissioner of management and budget
23.28 On a monthly basis, the registrar of motor vehicles
shall issue a warrant in favor of the
treasurer of each
county for which the registrar has collected a wheelage tax
in the amount of such tax then on hand in the county wheelage tax
is hereby appropriated from the county wheelage tax
each year, to each
county entitled to payments authorized by this section, sufficient moneys
to make such payments.
Subd. 4. Use of tax.
The treasurer of each
under subdivision 3 shall deposit such
in the county road and
bridge fund. The moneys shall be used for purposes authorized by law which are highway
purposes within the meaning of the Minnesota Constitution, article 14.
Subd. 6. Metropolitan county defined. "Metropolitan county" means any of the
24.4 counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
Subd. 7. Offenses; penalties; application of other laws. (a)
Any owner or operator
of a motor vehicle who
any false information relative to the tax
authorized by this section
to the registrar of motor vehicles or any
county, or who
fail or refuse fails or refuses
to furnish any such information,
shall be is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
Except as otherwise
provided in this section
, the collection and payment
of a wheelage tax and all matters relating thereto
shall be are
subject to all provisions of
law relating to collection and payment of motor vehicle taxes so far as applicable.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Fee; equipment.
(a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee of
for each application. Except as provided in paragraph (c), the fee shall cover all expenses
involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the department the applications and
fees required under sections
171.02, subdivision 3
, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and
, subdivisions 3 and 3a.
(b) The statutory fees and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid
by credit card or debit card. The driver's license agent may collect a convenience fee on
the statutory fees and filing fees not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or
debit card transaction. The convenience fee must be used to pay the cost of processing
credit card and debit card transactions. The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer
this paragraph using the exempt procedures of section
, except that section
paragraph (b), does not apply.
(c) The department shall maintain the photo identification equipment for all
agents appointed as of January 1, 2000. Upon the retirement, resignation, death, or
discontinuance of an existing agent, and if a new agent is appointed in an existing office
pursuant to Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and notwithstanding the above or Minnesota
Rules, part 7404.0400, the department shall provide and maintain photo identification
equipment without additional cost to a newly appointed agent in that office if the office
was provided the equipment by the department before January 1, 2000. All photo
identification equipment must be compatible with standards established by the department.
(d) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county board must be paid into
the county treasury and credited to the general revenue fund of the county. An agent who
is not an employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of county employment
or salary and is considered an independent contractor for pension purposes, coverage
under the Minnesota State Retirement System, or membership in the Public Employees
(e) Before the end of the first working day following the final day of the reporting
period established by the department, the agent must forward to the department all
applications and fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in paragraph
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 296A.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Rate of tax. (a) Before October 1, 2015, the gasoline excise tax is imposed
25.11at the following rates:
25.12(1) E85 is taxed at the rate of 19.53 cents per gallon;
25.13(2) M85 is taxed at the rate of 15.68 cents per gallon; and
25.14(3) all other gasoline is taxed at the rate of 27.5 cents per gallon.
25.15 (b) On and after October 1, 2015,
the gasoline excise tax is imposed at the following
(1) E85 is taxed at the rate of
cents per gallon;
(2) M85 is taxed at the rate of
cents per gallon; and
(3) all other gasoline is taxed at the rate of
cents per gallon.
25.20EFFECTIVE DATE.Paragraph (a) is effective October 1, 2013, and applies to all
25.21gasoline, undyed diesel fuel, and special fuel in distributor storage on or after that date.
25.22Paragraph (a) expires October 1, 2015. Paragraph (b) is effective October 1, 2015, and
25.23applies to all gasoline, undyed diesel fuel, and special fuel in distributor storage on or
25.24after that date.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 296A.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Rate of tax. (a) Before October 1, 2015, the special fuel excise tax
25.27is imposed at the following rate:
25.28(1) liquefied petroleum gas or propane is taxed at the rate of 20.63 cents per gallon;
25.29(2) liquefied natural gas is taxed at the rate of 16.5 cents per gallon;
25.30(3) compressed natural gas is taxed at the rate of $2.391 per thousand cubic feet; or
25.3127.5 cents per gasoline equivalent. For purposes of this paragraph, "gasoline equivalent,"
25.32as defined by the National Conference on Weights and Measures, is 5.66 pounds of natural
26.1 (4) all other special fuel is taxed at the same rate as the gasoline excise tax as
26.2specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
296A.07, subdivision 2. The tax is payable in the
26.3form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.
26.4 (b) On and after October 1, 2015,
the special fuel excise tax is imposed at the
liquefied petroleum gas or propane is taxed at the rate of
26.8 (b) (2)
liquefied natural gas is taxed at the rate of
cents per gallon
26.9 (c) (3)
compressed natural gas is taxed at the rate of
cubic feet; or
cents per gasoline equivalent. For purposes of this paragraph,
"gasoline equivalent," as defined by the National Conference on Weights and Measures, is
5.66 pounds of natural gas
26.13 (d) (4)
all other special fuel is taxed at the same rate as the gasoline excise tax as
specified in section
296A.07, subdivision 2
. The tax is payable in the form and manner
prescribed by the commissioner.
26.16EFFECTIVE DATE.Paragraph (a) is effective October 1, 2013, and applies to all
26.17gasoline, undyed diesel fuel, and special fuel in distributor storage on or after that date.
26.18Paragraph (a) expires October 1, 2015. Paragraph (b) is effective October 1, 2015, and
26.19applies to all gasoline, undyed diesel fuel, and special fuel in distributor storage on or
26.20after that date.
Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue.
(a) For purposes of this
subdivision, "net revenue" means an amount equal to:
(1) the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under this section, during
the fiscal year; less
(2) in fiscal year 2011, $30,100,000; in fiscal year 2012, $31,100,000; and in fiscal
year 2013 and following fiscal years, $32,000,000.
(b) On or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue shall
estimate the amount of the revenues and subtraction under paragraph (a) for the current
(c) On or after July 1 of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of management
and budget shall transfer the net revenue as estimated in paragraph (b) from the general
fund, as follows:
50 percent to the greater Minnesota transit account; and
27.1 (2) 50 percent $9,000,000
to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding
any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds
transferred under this clause to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section
, subdivision 4, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each
county shall receive of such amount the percentage that its population, as defined in
, subdivision 3, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to
the current calendar year, bears to the total population of the counties receiving funds
under this clause; and
27.9 (2) the remainder to the greater Minnesota transit account
(d) For fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the amount under paragraph (a), clause (1), must
27.11 be calculated using the following percentages of the total revenues:
27.12 (1) for fiscal year 2010, 83.75 percent; and
27.13 (2) for fiscal year 2011, 93.75 percent.
27.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2014.
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.992, is amended to read:
TRANSPORTATION AREA TRANSIT SALES
27.17TAX; TAX, JOINT POWERS BOARD.
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given them:
area" means the counties
participating in the joint
27.21 powers agreement under subdivision 3;
27.22 (2) "eligible county" means the county
of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin,
Ramsey, Scott, or Washington;
"committee" means the Grant Evaluation and Ranking System (GEARS)
(4) "minimum guarantee county" means any metropolitan county or eligible county
27.27 that is participating in the joint powers agreement under subdivision 3, whose proportion
27.28 of the annual sales tax revenue under this section collected within that county is less than
27.29 or equal to three percent;
27.30 (3) "net transit sales tax proceeds" means the total proceeds from the sales and use
27.31taxes imposed under this section, less the deductions identified under subdivision 8;
"population" means the population, as defined in section
, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the calendar year
in which the representatives will serve on the Grant Evaluation and Ranking System
Committee established under subdivision 5.
Subd. 2. Authorization; rates.
(a) Notwithstanding section
1, 2, and 3, or
, or any other law, the board of a county participating in a
joint powers agreement as specified in this section shall impose by resolution (1) a
sales and use tax at a rate of one-quarter of one percent on retail
sales and uses taxable under this chapter, and (2) an excise tax of $20 per motor vehicle,
as defined in section
297B.01, subdivision 11
, purchased or acquired from any person
engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at retail, occurring within the jurisdiction
of the taxing authority. The taxes authorized are to fund transportation improvements as
specified in this section, including debt service on obligations issued to finance such
improvements pursuant to subdivision 7.
(b) The tax imposed under this section is not included in determining if the total tax
on lodging in the city of Minneapolis exceeds the maximum allowed tax under Laws 1986,
chapter 396, section 5, as amended by Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 5, article
12, section 87, or in determining a tax that may be imposed under any other limitations.
28.17 Subd. 2a. Additional tax; rates. (a) A local sales tax is imposed in the metropolitan
28.18counties, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4. In order to maintain the same rate
28.19across the region, the tax is imposed in each county as follows:
28.20(1) effective for sales and purchases made after June 30, 2013, a sales and use tax on
28.21retail sales and uses taxable under this chapter, at a rate equal to one-half of one percent
28.22minus the tax rate imposed by each county under subdivision 2;
28.23(2) effective for sales and purchases made after June 30, 2015, a sales and use tax
28.24on retail sales and uses taxable under this chapter, at a rate equal to one-quarter of one
28.25percent in addition to the tax under clause (1); and
28.26(3) effective for vehicles acquired after June 30, 2013, if not imposed by a county
28.27under subdivision 2, an excise tax of $20 per motor vehicle, as defined in section 297B.01,
28.28subdivision 11, purchased or acquired from any person engaged in the business of selling
28.29motor vehicles at retail, occurring within the jurisdiction of the county.
28.30(b) The taxes imposed under this subdivision are not included in determining if the
28.31total tax on lodging in the city of Minneapolis exceeds the maximum allowed tax under
28.32Laws 1986, chapter 396, section 5, as amended by Laws 2001, First Special Session
28.33chapter 5, article 12, section 87, and Laws 2012, chapter 299, article 3, section 3, or in
28.34determining a tax that may be imposed under any other limitations.
Subd. 3. Joint powers agreement. (a)
Before imposing the taxes authorized in
an eligible a
county must declare by resolution of its county board to
29.1 of the metropolitan transportation area and must
enter into a joint powers agreement. The
joint powers agreement:
(1) must form a joint powers board, as specified in subdivision 4;
(2) must provide a process that allows
any eligible a
county in the metropolitan
, by resolution of its county board, to join the joint powers board and impose the
taxes authorized in subdivision 2;
(3) may provide for withdrawal of a participating county before final termination of
the agreement; and
(4) may provide for a weighted voting system for joint powers board decisions.
29.10(b) All counties in the metropolitan area shall enter into an amended joint powers
29.11agreement that conforms to the provisions of this section.
Subd. 4. Joint powers board.
(a) The joint powers board must consist of one
or more commissioners of each county
in the metropolitan
appointed by its county board, and the chair of the Metropolitan Council, who must have
voting rights, subject to subdivision 3, clause (4). The joint powers board has the powers
and duties provided in this section and section
(b) The joint powers board may utilize no more than
percent of the net transit sales tax
of the taxes imposed under this section
ordinary administrative expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section.
Any additional administrative expenses must be paid by the participating counties.
(c) The joint powers board may establish a technical advisory group that is separate
from the GEARS Committee. The group must consist of representatives of cities, counties,
or public agencies, including the Metropolitan Council. The technical advisory group
must be used solely for technical consultation purposes.
29.25(d) The chair of the joint powers board must be a county commissioner who is
29.26elected by the board.
Subd. 5. Grant
application and awards; Grant Evaluation and Ranking System
29.28 (GEARS) Committee process, general requirements.
(a) The joint powers board shall
establish a grant application process and identify the amount of available funding for grant
awards. Grant applications must be submitted in a form prescribed by the joint powers
board. An applicant must provide, in addition to all other information required by the joint
powers board, the estimated cost of the project, the amount of the grant sought, possible
sources of funding in addition to the grant sought, and identification of any federal funds
that will be utilized if the grant is awarded. A grant application seeking transit capital
funding must identify the source of money necessary to operate the transit improvement.
(b) The joint powers board shall establish a timeline and procedures for the award of
grants, and may award grants only to the state and political subdivisions. The board shall
define objective criteria for the award of grants, which must include, but not be limited to,
consistency with the most recent version of the transportation policy plan adopted by the
Metropolitan Council under section
. The joint powers board shall maximize the
availability and use of federal funds in projects funded under this section.
30.7(c) Grants must be funded by the proceeds of the taxes imposed under this section,
30.8bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by the joint powers board under subdivision 7.
30.9 Subd. 5a. Grant awards; Grant Evaluation and Ranking System (GEARS)
The joint powers board shall establish a GEARS Committee, which
must consist of:
(1) one county commissioner from each county
in the metropolitan
area, appointed by its county board;
(2) one elected city representative from each county
in the metropolitan
(3) one additional elected city representative from each county for every additional
400,000 in population, or fraction of 400,000, in the county that is above 400,000 in
(4) the chair of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee.
Each city representative must be elected at a meeting of cities in the
area, which must be convened for that purpose by the
Association of Metropolitan Municipalities.
The committee shall:
evaluate grant applications following objective criteria established by the joint
, and must;
provide to the joint powers board a selection list of transportation projects that
includes a priority ranking;
30.28 (3) annually evaluate and award grants to local units of government including
30.29park districts for construction and maintenance of regional bicycle, trail, and pedestrian
30.30infrastructure, and for safe routes to school infrastructure; and
30.31 (4) annually evaluate and award grants to cities for planning activities related to
30.32land use and transportation linkages, streetcar development, or bicycle and pedestrian
30.34(d) Grants awarded by the committee under paragraph (c), clauses (3) and (4), are
30.35not subject to approval by the board. Annually, the committee shall award grants under
31.1those clauses in a total amount that equals no less than 3.75 percent of the net transit
31.2sales tax proceeds.
31.3(e) The committee may award a grant under paragraph (c), clause (3), only if the
31.4project being funded is in compliance with:
31.5(1) a regional non-motorized transportation system plan developed by the
31.6Metropolitan Council; or
31.7(2) a municipal non-motorized transportation plan, which must provide coordinated
31.8development of transportation facilities located in adjacent communities including
31.9connections between facilities in each community.
31.10 Subd. 5b. Grant awards; consistency with transportation plans.
award for a transit project located within the metropolitan area, as defined in section
31.12473.121, subdivision 2
, may be funded only after the Metropolitan Council reviews the
project for consistency with the transit portion of the Metropolitan Council policy plan
and one of the following occurs:
(1) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be consistent;
(2) the Metropolitan Council initially finds the project to be inconsistent, but after a
good faith effort to resolve the inconsistency through negotiations with the joint powers
board, agrees that the grant award may be funded; or
(3) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be inconsistent, and submits the
consistency issue for final determination to a panel, which determines the project to be
consistent. The panel is composed of a member appointed by the chair of the Metropolitan
Council, a member appointed by the joint powers board, and a member agreed upon by
both the chair and the joint powers board.
(g) Grants must be funded by the proceeds of the taxes imposed under this section,
31.25 bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by the joint powers board under subdivision 7.
31.26 (h) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section except subdivision 6a, of
31.27 the revenue collected under this section, the joint powers board shall allocate to the
31.28 Metropolitan Council, in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, an amount not less than 75 percent of
31.29 the net cost of operations for those transit ways that were receiving metropolitan sales tax
31.30 funds through an operating grant agreement on June 30, 2011.
31.31 (i) The Metropolitan Council shall expend any funds allocated under paragraph (h)
31.32 for the operations of the specified transit ways solely within those counties that are in the
31.33 metropolitan transportation area.
31.34 (j) Nothing in paragraph (h) or (i) prevents grant awards to the Metropolitan Council
31.35 for capital and operating assistance for transit ways and park-and-ride facilities.
Allocation of Grant awards; eligible uses.
(a) The board must allocate
grant awards only for the following
32.3(1) transit way development and operations, consisting of:
(i) capital improvements to transit ways, including, but not limited to, commuter
rail rolling stock, light rail vehicles, and transit way buses;
(ii) capital costs for park-and-ride facilities, as defined in section
(iii) feasibility studies, planning, alternatives analyses, environmental studies,
engineering, property acquisition for transit way purposes, and construction of transit
ways, including Bottineau Boulevard, Red Rock, Gateway, 394 Commuter Corridor,
32.11and Rush Line transit ways
(iv) operating assistance for transit ways; and
32.13 (2) as specified under subdivision 5a
(b) The joint powers board must
to each minimum guarantee
32.15 county in an amount no less than the amount of sales tax revenue collected within that
32.16 county as follows:
32.17 (1) to Scott County and Carver County, 55 percent of the net sales tax proceeds
32.18generated by one-quarter of one percent collected in each county respectively for calendar
32.19year 2014 through 2018;
32.20 (2) to the Metropolitan Council for development and construction of the Southwest
32.21light rail transit project and the Bottineau Boulevard, Red Rock, Gateway, 394 Commuter
32.22Corridor, and Rush Line transit ways; and
32.23(3) to the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, $500,000
32.24annually for research to improve accessibility, operational efficiency, and safety of transit
(c) No more than 1.25 percent of the total awards may be annually allocated for
32.27 planning, studies, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of pedestrian programs
32.28 and bicycle programs and pathways.
Subd. 6a. Priority of fund uses.
The joint powers board shall allocate all revenues
from the taxes imposed under this section in conformance with the following priority order:
(1) payment of debt service necessary for the fiscal year on bonds or other
issued prior to January 1, 2011,
under subdivision 7; and
(2) as otherwise authorized under this section.
Subd. 7. Bonds.
(a) The joint powers board or any county, acting under a joint
powers agreement as specified in this section, may, by resolution, authorize, issue, and sell
its bonds, notes, or other obligations for the purpose of funding grants under subdivision
6. The joint powers board or county may also, by resolution, issue bonds to refund the
bonds issued pursuant to this subdivision.
(b) The bonds of the joint powers board must be limited obligations, payable solely
from or secured by taxes levied under this section.
(c) The bonds of any county may be limited obligations, payable solely from or
secured by taxes levied under this section. A county may also pledge its full faith, credit,
and taxing power as additional security for the bonds.
(d) Bonds may be issued in one or more series and sold without an election. The bonds
shall be secured, bear the interest rate or rates or a variable rate, have the rank or priority,
be executed in the manner, be payable in the manner, mature, and be subject to the defaults,
redemptions, repurchases, tender options, or other terms, and shall be sold in such manner
as the joint powers board, the regional railroad authority, or the county may determine.
(e) The joint powers board or any regional railroad authority or any county may
enter into and perform all contracts deemed necessary or desirable by it to issue and secure
the bonds, including an indenture of trust with a trustee within or without the state.
(f) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, the bonds must be issued and
sold in the manner provided under chapter 475.
(g) The joint powers board or any regional railroad authority wholly within the
metropolitan transportation area also may authorize, issue, and sell its bonds, notes, or
other obligations for the purposes, and in accordance with the procedures, set forth in
to fund grants as provided in subdivision 6. The bonds of any regional
railroad authority may be limited obligations, payable solely from or secured by taxes
levied under this section. A regional railroad authority may also pledge its taxing powers
as additional security for the bonds.
Allocation Remittance of revenues.
After the deductions allowed in
, subdivision 11, the commissioner of revenue shall remit the net
of the taxes imposed under this section on a monthly basis, as
directed by the joint powers
33.28 board under this section provided under section 297A.9925
Subd. 9. Administration, collection, enforcement.
Except as otherwise provided
in this section, the provisions of section
297A.99, subdivisions 4
and 6 to 12a, govern the
administration, collection, and enforcement of the tax authorized under this section.
Subd. 10. Termination of local option taxes.
(a) The taxes imposed under
33.33 297A.99 , subdivision 1, subdivision 2
by a county that withdraws from the joint powers
agreement pursuant to subdivision 3, clause (3), shall terminate when the county has
satisfied its portion, as defined in the joint powers agreement, of all outstanding bonds or
obligations entered into while the county was a member of the agreement.
(b) If the joint powers agreement under subdivision 3 is terminated, the taxes
297A.99, subdivision 1 subdivision 2
, at the time of the agreement
termination will terminate when all outstanding bonds or obligations are satisfied. The
auditors of the counties in which the taxes are imposed shall see to the administration of
Subd. 11. Report.
The joint powers board shall report annually by February 1 to the
house of representatives and senate chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning
34.9 (1) board activities and actions, (2) bonds authorized or issued under subdivision 7, (3)
Subd. 12. Grant awards to Metropolitan Council.
Any grant award under this
section made to the Metropolitan Council must supplement, and must not supplant,
operating and capital assistance provided by the state.
34.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, for sales and purchases
34.15made after June 30, 2013, except that the imposition of the tax under subdivision 2a shall
34.16be on the first day of the calendar quarter beginning at least 60 days after the date of final
34.17enactment. This section applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin,
34.18Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
Sec. 7. [297A.9925] METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT SALES TAX;
34.20ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.
34.21 Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have
34.22the meanings given them:
34.23(1) "board" means the joint powers board established under section 297A.992; and
34.24(2) "net transit sales tax proceeds" has the meaning given in section 297A.992,
34.26 Subd. 2. Allocation formula. In the manner specified under subdivision 6, the net
34.27transit sales tax proceeds shall be allocated as follows:
34.28(1) payment of debt service on bonds or other obligations;
34.29(2) $23,400,000 in calendar year 2014 and $12,375,000 in calendar year 2015 to
34.30the council for Metropolitan Council Transit Operations;
34.31(3) 100 percent of the net operating subsidies for Central Corridor light rail transit,
34.32Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit, I-35W South bus rapid transit, Hiawatha light rail, and
34.33Northstar commuter rail to the council;
35.1(4) for each calendar year beginning January 1, 2014, to the joint powers board, an
35.2amount equal to grants awarded by the GEARS committee under section 297A.992,
35.4(5) annually to the joint powers board for capital grants to be awarded to the
35.5Metropolitan Council for the Southwest light rail transit project under section 297A.992,
35.7(6) for each calendar year beginning January 1, 2014, to the council, the amount
35.8necessary to expand commuter transit services in transit ways by an annual average rate of
35.9one percent, including implementation and operation of bus service, prioritizing service in
35.10transit way corridors where the preferred mode of transit is not yet in revenue operation;
35.11(7) for each calendar year beginning January 1, 2014, to the joint powers board, an
35.12amount equal to the total sales and use tax generated by a rate equal to one-quarter of one
35.13percent and an excise tax of $20 per motor vehicle in the metropolitan area counties, less
35.14$21,750,000 in calendar year 2014 and $27,150,000 in calendar year 2015;
35.15(8) for each calendar year beginning January 1, 2014, $500,000 to the joint powers
35.16board for a grant to the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota;
35.18(9) the remaining revenues following the allocations under clauses (1) to (8), to the
35.19board, the council, or both, as specified in the joint certification under subdivision 3.
35.20 Subd. 3. Joint certification. (a) The board and the Metropolitan Council shall
35.21annually develop a joint certification as provided in this subdivision. The joint certification
35.22must be separately adopted by the board and by the council no later than August 31 of
35.24(b) By July 1, 2013, and by March 15 of each subsequent year, the commissioner of
35.25Minnesota Management and Budget shall provide to the board and council an estimate of
35.26the net transit sales tax proceeds for the subsequent calendar year.
35.27(c) If, on October 1 in any year, the board and the Metropolitan Council have not
35.28reached agreement as to the contents of the joint certification, they shall submit the issue
35.29for dispute resolution to a panel composed of a member appointed by the chair of the
35.30Metropolitan Council, a member appointed by the board, and a member agreed upon by
35.31both the chair and the board. The panel shall mediate discussion of areas of disagreement
35.32and shall issue advisory recommendations.
35.33(d) If the commissioner does not receive a joint certification by December 1, the
35.34commissioner may not remit the proceeds identified under subdivision 2, clause (7),
35.35except as provided by a legislatively enacted appropriation.
36.1(e) The joint certification must specify the use of sales tax proceeds and account for
36.2deposit of the remainder after allocations.
36.3(f) A joint certification may not exceed the estimated net transit sales tax proceeds
36.4less the allocations required under subdivision 2, clauses (1) to (6).
36.5(g) By December 15 annually, the board shall electronically submit a copy of any
36.6joint certification to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
36.7with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
36.8 Subd. 4. Uses and priorities; Metropolitan Council. The Metropolitan Council
36.9shall use all funds remitted to the council under this section in the following priority order:
36.10(1) continuation of bus and rail transit operations, including but not limited to
36.11operations of providers under section 473.388, and operations and maintenance of all
36.12transit ways under revenue operations; and
36.13(2) transit expansion in accordance with the transit portion of the council's policy
36.14transit plan, including, but not limited to, expansion and upgrades of bus service and
36.15related amenities, including transit provided under section 473.388, development of
36.16arterial bus rapid transit, transit ways, and streetcars as appropriate, and maintenance of
36.17affordable transit fares.
36.18 Subd. 5. Uses and priorities; joint powers board. The board shall use all funds
36.19remitted to the board under this section as provided in section 297A.992.
36.20 Subd. 6. Remittance schedule. The commissioner of revenue shall remit the net
36.21transit sales tax proceeds on a monthly basis to a fiscal agent selected by the board and
36.22council. The fiscal agent shall maintain three separate accounts: a council account, a
36.23board account, and an escrow account. Proceeds shall be deposited first into the board
36.24and council accounts based on the amounts indicated in subdivisions 2, 3, and 7, then into
36.25the escrow account. The rate of deposit for all or any portion of the proceeds into any
36.26account may be modified by mutual agreement of the parties to reflect bond covenants
36.27or cash flow needs. Proceeds deposited into the board and council accounts shall be
36.28transferred to the board and council, respectively, within five business days of receipt.
36.29Unless otherwise directed herein, money held in the escrow account is subject to the joint
36.30certification process under subdivision 3.
36.31 Subd. 7. Transition. Notwithstanding subdivision 2, for the calendar year ending
36.32December 31, 2013, the board shall advance proceeds from the net transit sales tax
36.33imposed in section 297A.992, subdivision 2, as follows:
36.34(1) $11,700,000 to the council for transit operations under chapter 473; and
36.35(2) $2,500,000 to the council for the Southwest light rail transit project.
37.1The board account will be reimbursed $14,200,000 from net sales tax proceeds in calendar
37.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies in the
37.4counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.993, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Authorization; rates.
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 13, or
, or any other law, the board of a county outside
the metropolitan transportation area, as defined under section
297A.992, subdivision 1
more than one county outside the metropolitan transportation area acting under a joint
powers agreement, may by resolution of the county board, or each of the county boards,
37.11following a public hearing
impose (1) a transportation sales tax at a rate of up to one-half
of one percent on retail sales and uses taxable under this chapter, and (2) an excise tax
of $20 per motor vehicle, as defined in section
297B.01, subdivision 11
, purchased or
acquired from any person engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at retail,
occurring within the jurisdiction of the taxing authority.
The taxes imposed under this
37.16 section are subject to approval by a majority of the voters in each of the counties affected
37.17 at a general election who vote on the question to impose the taxes.
37.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.993, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Allocation; termination.
The proceeds of the taxes must be dedicated
exclusively to: (1)
payment of the capital
cost of a specific transportation project or
improvement; (2) payment of the costs, which may include both capital and operating
37.23costs, of a specific transit project or improvement; (3) payment of the capital costs of a
37.24safe route to school program under section 174.40; or (4) payment of transit operating
. The transportation or transit
project or improvement must be designated by the
board of the county, or more than one county acting under a joint powers agreement.
37.27Except for taxes for operating costs of a transit project or improvement, or for transit
the taxes must terminate
after the project or improvement has been completed
37.29 when revenues raised are sufficient to finance the project
37.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:
Subd. 14. Purchase price.
(a) "Purchase price" means the total consideration
valued in money for a sale, whether paid in money or otherwise. The purchase price
excludes the amount of a manufacturer's rebate paid or payable to the purchaser. If a motor
vehicle is taken in trade as a credit or as part payment on a motor vehicle taxable under
this chapter, the credit or trade-in value allowed by the person selling the motor vehicle
shall be deducted from the total selling price to establish the purchase price of the vehicle
being sold and the trade-in allowance allowed by the seller shall constitute the purchase
price of the motor vehicle accepted as a trade-in. The purchase price in those instances
where the motor vehicle is acquired by gift or by any other transfer for a nominal or no
monetary consideration shall also include the average value of similar motor vehicles,
established by standards and guides as determined by the motor vehicle registrar. The
purchase price in those instances where a motor vehicle is manufactured by a person who
registers it under the laws of this state shall mean the manufactured cost of such motor
vehicle and manufactured cost shall mean the amount expended for materials, labor,
and other properly allocable costs of manufacture, except that in the absence of actual
expenditures for the manufacture of a part or all of the motor vehicle, manufactured costs
shall mean the reasonable value of the completed motor vehicle.
(b) The term "purchase price" shall not include the portion of the value of a motor
vehicle due solely to modifications necessary to make the motor vehicle disability
(c) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle by
way of gift between a husband and wife or parent and child, or to a nonprofit organization
as provided under subdivision 16, paragraph (c), clause
, nor shall it include
the transfer of a motor vehicle by a guardian to a ward when there is no monetary
consideration and the title to such vehicle was registered in the name of the guardian, as
guardian, only because the ward was a minor.
(d) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle as a
gift between a foster parent and foster child. For purposes of this subdivision, a foster
relationship exists, regardless of the age of the child, if (1) a foster parent's home is or was
licensed as a foster family home under Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0010 to 9545.0260,
and (2) the county verifies that the child was a state ward or in permanent foster care.
(e) There shall not be included in "purchase price" the amount of any tax imposed by
the United States upon or with respect to retail sales whether imposed upon the retailer or
38.35EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers
38.36of title that occur on or after that date.
Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:
Subd. 16. Sale, sells, selling, purchase, purchased, or acquired.
"sells," "selling," "purchase," "purchased," or "acquired" means any transfer of title of any
motor vehicle, whether absolutely or conditionally, for a consideration in money or by
exchange or barter for any purpose other than resale in the regular course of business.
(b) Any motor vehicle utilized by the owner only by leasing such vehicle to others
or by holding it in an effort to so lease it, and which is put to no other use by the owner
other than resale after such lease or effort to lease, shall be considered property purchased
(c) The terms also shall include any transfer of title or ownership of a motor vehicle
by other means, for or without consideration, except that these terms shall not include:
(1) the acquisition of a motor vehicle by inheritance from or by bequest of, a
decedent who owned it;
(2) the transfer of a motor vehicle which was previously licensed in the names of
two or more joint tenants and subsequently transferred without monetary consideration to
one or more of the joint tenants;
(3) the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of
gift between individuals, or
from a limited used vehicle dealer licensed under section
168.27, subdivision 4a
, to an
individual, when the transfer is with no monetary or other consideration or expectation
of consideration and the parties to the transfer submit an affidavit to that effect at the
time the title transfer is recorded;
(4) the transfer of a motor vehicle by gift between spouses or between parent and
the voluntary or involuntary transfer of a motor vehicle between a husband and
wife in a divorce proceeding; or
the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of a gift to an organization that is exempt
from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code when
the motor vehicle will be used exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes.
39.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers
39.30of title that occur on or after that date.
Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. In lieu tax for collector vehicle.
In lieu of the tax imposed in subdivision
1, there is imposed a tax of
on the purchase price of a passenger automobile or a
fire truck described in section
297B.025, subdivision 2
40.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers
40.2of title that occur on or after that date.
Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 398A.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Capital costs.
A county regional railroad authority may not
contribute more than
percent of the capital costs of a light rail transit or commuter
rail project. This subdivision does not apply to a light rail transit project for which a
county regional railroad authority commits to providing an amount greater than
percent of the capital costs, if the commitment (1) is made before
October 2, 2008 the
40.9effective date of this section
, (2) is made as part of an application for federal funds, and
(3) is adjusted by the county regional railroad authority to meet the requirements of this
subdivision as part of the next scheduled federal funding application for the project.
40.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 473.39, is amended by adding a subdivision
40.15 Subd. 1s. Obligations. After July 1, 2013, in addition to other authority in this
40.16section, the council may issue certificates of indebtedness, bonds, or other obligations
40.17under this section in an amount not exceeding $35,800,000 for capital expenditures as
40.18prescribed in the council's transit capital improvement program and for related costs,
40.19including the costs of issuance and sale of the obligations.
40.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
40.21and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and
Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 473.39, is amended by adding a subdivision
40.25 Subd. 6. Revenue bonds. (a) In addition to other authority under this section, the
40.26council may, by resolution, authorize the issuance and sale of its revenue bonds, notes, or
40.27other obligations to provide funds to implement the council's transit capital improvement
40.28program and to refund bonds issued under this subdivision.
40.29(b) The bonds shall be sold, issued, and secured in the manner provided in chapter
40.30475 for bonds payable solely from or secured by revenues, and the council shall have the
40.31same powers and duties as a municipality and its governing body in issuing bonds under
40.32that chapter. The bonds (1) shall be payable from and secured by a pledge of all or any
41.1part of revenues receivable to the council from the metropolitan area transit sales tax
41.2imposed under section 297A.992 and allocated under section 299A.9925, and associated
41.3investment earnings on debt proceeds; (2) shall not, and shall state they do not, represent
41.4or constitute a general obligation of the council; and (3) shall not be included in the net
41.5debt of any city, county, or other subdivision of the state for the purpose of any net
41.6debt limitation. The bonds will be deemed payable wholly from the income of revenue
41.7producing conveniences within the meaning of section 475.58. The proceeds of the bonds
41.8may also be used to fund necessary reserves and to pay credit enhancement fees, issuance
41.9costs, and other financing costs during the life of the debt.
41.10(c) The bonds may be secured by a bond resolution, or a trust indenture entered into
41.11by the council with a corporate trustee within or outside the state, which shall define the
41.12revenues and bond proceeds pledged for the payment and security of the bonds. The
41.13pledge shall be a valid charge on the revenues received by the council under section
41.14299A.9925. Neither the state, nor any municipality or political subdivision except the
41.15council, nor any member or officer or employee of the council, is liable on the obligations.
41.16No mortgage of or security interest in any tangible real or personal property shall be
41.17granted to the bondholders or the trustee, but they shall have a valid security interest in the
41.18revenues and bond proceeds received by the council and pledged to the payment of the
41.19bonds. In the bond resolution or trust indenture, the council may make such covenants as
41.20it determines to be reasonable for the protection of the bondholders, including a covenant
41.21to issue general obligation bonds to refund the revenue bonds if and to the extent required
41.22to pay principal and interest on the bonds.
41.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment,
41.24and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and
Sec. 16. Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1, the effective date, is amended to read:
This section is effective the day following final enactment,
41.30TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY
Section 1. [161.088] CORRIDORS OF COMMERCE PROGRAM.
41.32 Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have
41.33the meanings given:
42.1(1) "beyond the project limits" means any point that is located outside of the project
42.2limits and along the same trunk highway, and is located within the same region of the state;
42.3(2) "city" means a statutory or home rule charter city;
42.4(3) "program" means the corridors of commerce program established in this section;
42.6(4) "project limits" means the estimated construction limits of a project for trunk
42.7highway construction, reconstruction, or maintenance, that is a candidate for selection
42.8under the corridors of commerce program.
42.9 Subd. 2. Program authority, funding. (a) As provided in this section, the
42.10commissioner shall establish a corridors of commerce program for trunk highway
42.11construction, reconstruction, and improvement, including maintenance operations, that
42.12improves commerce in the state.
42.13(b) The commissioner may expend funds under the program from appropriations
42.14to the commissioner that are (1) made specifically by law for use under this section; (2)
42.15at the discretion of the commissioner, made for the budget activities in the state roads
42.16program of operations and maintenance, program planning and delivery, or state road
42.17construction; and (3) made for the corridor investment management strategy program,
42.18unless specified otherwise.
42.19(c) The commissioner shall include in the program the cost participation policy for
42.20local units of government.
42.21 Subd. 3. Project classification. The commissioner shall determine whether each
42.22candidate project can be classified into at least one of the following classifications:
42.23(1) capacity development, for a project on a segment of a trunk highway where the
42.25(i) is not a divided highway, and that highway is an expressway or freeway beyond
42.26the project limits;
42.27(ii) contains a highway terminus that lacks an intersection or interchange with
42.28another trunk highway;
42.29(iii) contains fewer lanes of travel compared to that highway beyond the project
42.31(iv) contains a location that is proposed as a new interchange or to be reconstructed
42.32from an intersection to an interchange; or
42.33(2) freight improvement, for an asset preservation or replacement project that
42.34can result in: removing or reducing barriers to commerce, easing or preserving freight
42.35movement, supporting emerging industries, or providing connections between the trunk
42.36highway system and other transportation modes for the movement of freight.
43.1 Subd. 4. Project eligibility. (a) The commissioner shall establish eligibility
43.2requirements for projects that can be funded under the program. Eligibility must include:
43.3(1) consistency with the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section
43.5(2) location of the project on an interregional corridor, for a project located outside
43.6of the Department of Transportation metropolitan district;
43.7(3) placement into at least one project classification under subdivision 3;
43.8(4) a maximum length of time, as determined by the commissioner, until
43.9commencement of construction work on the project; and
43.10(5) for each type of project classification under subdivision 3, a maximum allowable
43.11amount for the total project cost estimate, as determined by the commissioner with
43.13(b) A project whose construction is programmed in the state transportation
43.14improvement program is not eligible for funding under the program. This paragraph does
43.15not apply to a project that is programmed as result of selection under this section.
43.16(c) A project may be, but is not required to be, identified in the 20-year state highway
43.17capital investment plan under section 174.03.
43.18 Subd. 5. Project selection process; criteria. (a) The commissioner shall establish a
43.19process for identification, evaluation, and selection of projects under the program.
43.20(b) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner shall annually accept
43.21recommendations on candidate projects from area transportation partnerships and other
43.22interested stakeholders in each Department of Transportation district. For each candidate
43.23project identified under this paragraph, the commissioner shall determine eligibility,
43.24classify, and if appropriate, evaluate the project for the program.
43.25(c) Project evaluation and prioritization must be performed on the basis of objective
43.26criteria, which must include:
43.27(1) a return on investment measure that provides for comparison across eligible
43.29(2) measurable impacts on commerce and economic competitiveness;
43.30(3) efficiency in the movement of freight, including but not limited to:
43.31(i) measures of annual average daily traffic and commercial vehicle miles traveled,
43.32which may include data near the project location on that trunk highway or on connecting
43.33trunk and local highways; and
43.34(ii) measures of congestion or travel time reliability, which may be within or near
43.35the project limits, or both;
43.36(4) improvements to traffic safety;
44.1(5) connections to regional trade centers, local highway systems, and other
44.3(6) extent to which the project addresses multiple transportation system policy
44.4objectives and principles; and
44.5(7) support and consensus for the project among members of the surrounding
44.7(d) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner may divide funding
44.8to be separately available among projects within each classification under subdivision 3,
44.9and may apply separate or modified criteria among those projects falling within each
44.11 Subd. 6. Funding allocations; operations and maintenance. In identifying the
44.12amount of funding allocated to a project under the program, the commissioner may
44.13include allocations of funds for operations and maintenance resulting from that project,
44.14that are assigned in future years following completion of the project, subject to available
44.15funds for the program in those years from eligible sources.
44.16 Subd. 7. Legislative report, evaluation. (a) Starting in 2014, annually by November
44.171, the commissioner shall electronically submit a report on the corridors of commerce
44.18program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
44.19jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must include:
44.20(1) a summary of the program, including a review of the project selection process,
44.21eligibility and criteria, funds expended in the previous selection cycle, and total funds
44.22expended since program inception;
44.23(2) a listing of projects funded under the program in the previous selection cycle,
44.24including: project classification; a breakdown of project costs and funding sources;
44.25any future operating costs assigned under subdivision 7; and a brief description that is
44.26comprehensible to a lay audience;
44.27(3) a listing of candidate project recommendations required under subdivision 5,
44.28paragraph (b), including project classification and disposition in the selection process; and
44.29(4) any recommendations for changes to statutory requirements of the program.
44.30(b) Starting in 2016, and in every even-numbered year thereafter, the commissioner
44.31shall incorporate into the report the results of an independent evaluation of impacts and
44.32effectiveness of the program. The evaluation must be performed by agency staff or a
44.33consultant with experience in program evaluation who have no regular involvement in
44.35EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.20, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Trunk highway fund appropriations.
The commissioner may expend
trunk highway funds only for trunk highway purposes. Payment of expenses related
to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory, Explore Minnesota Tourism kiosks,
Minnesota Safety Council,
driver education programs, Emergency Medical
Services Board, Mississippi River Parkway Commission, payments to MN.IT Services in
45.7excess of actual costs incurred for trunk highway purposes,
and personnel costs incurred
on behalf of the Governor's Office do not further a highway purpose and do not aid in the
construction, improvement, or maintenance of the highway system.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.53, is amended to read:
45.11161.53 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
(a) The commissioner may set aside in each fiscal year up to two percent of the total
amount of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than county state-aid and
municipal state-aid highway funds for transportation research including public and private
research partnerships. The commissioner shall spend this money for (1) research to improve
the design, construction, maintenance, management, and environmental compatibility
of transportation systems, including research into and implementation of innovations
in bridge-monitoring technology and bridge inspection technology; bridge inspection
techniques and best practices; and the cost-effectiveness of deferred or lower cost highway
and bridge design and maintenance activities and their impacts on long-term trunk highway
costs and maintenance needs; (2) research on transportation policies that enhance energy
efficiency and economic development; (3) programs for implementing and monitoring
research results; and (4) development of transportation education and outreach activities.
(b) Of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than state-aid funds, the
commissioner shall spend at least 0.1 percent, but not exceeding
in any fiscal year, for research and related activities performed by the Center for
Transportation Studies of the University of Minnesota. The center shall establish a
technology transfer and training center for Minnesota transportation professionals. By
45.29June 30, 2018, the center shall conduct research on transportation policy and economic
45.30competitiveness, including, but not limited to, innovative transportation finance options
45.31and economic development, transportation impacts of industry clusters and freight, and
45.32transportation technology impacts on economic competitiveness.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.07, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
Subd. 1a. Apportionment sum and excess sum.
(a) For purposes of this
subdivision, "distribution amount" means the amount identified in section
subdivision 1, after the deductions provided for in section
for administrative costs,
disaster account, research account, and state park road account.
(b) The apportionment sum is calculated by subtracting the excess sum, as calculated
in paragraph (c), from the distribution amount.
(c) The excess sum is calculated as the sum of revenue within the distribution amount:
(1) attributed to: (i) from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2015,
that portion of the
gasoline excise tax rate under section
, subdivision 3, in excess of
per gallon, and to that portion of the excise tax rates in excess of the energy equivalent
of a gasoline excise tax rate of
cents per gallon for E85 and M85 under section
46.12296A.07, subdivision 3
, and special fuel under section
296A.08, subdivision 2; and (ii)
46.13on and after October 1, 2015, that portion of the gasoline excise tax rate under section
46.14296A.07, subdivision 3, in excess of 21 cents per gallon, and to that portion of the excise
46.15tax rates in excess of the energy equivalent of a gasoline excise tax rate of 21 cents per
46.16gallon for E85 and M85 under section 296A.07, subdivision 3, and special fuel under
46.17section 296A.08, subdivision 2
(2) attributed to a change in the passenger vehicle registration tax under section
, imposed on or after July 1, 2008, that exceeds (i) the amount collected in fiscal
year 2008, multiplied by (ii) the annual average United States Consumer Price Index for
the calendar year previous to the current calendar year, divided by the annual average
United States Consumer Price Index for calendar year 2007; and
(3) attributed to that portion of the motor vehicle sales tax revenue in excess of the
percentage allocated to the county state-aid highway fund in fiscal year 2007.
(d) For purposes of this subdivision, the United States Consumer Price Index
identified in paragraph (c) is for all urban consumers, United States city average, as
determined by the United States Department of Labor.
Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.01, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
Subd. 6a. High-value vehicle.
"High-value vehicle" means a vehicle that had an
actual cash value in excess of
before being damaged, or a vehicle with a
manufacturer's rating of over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight that is not a late-model
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Amounts.
(a) The department must be paid the following fees:
(1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title,
the sum of:
47.3 (i) until December 31, 2016,
$6.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle
services operating account of the special revenue fund under section
47.5 June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver
47.6 and vehicle services technology account;, and
from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a
surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services
technology account; and
47.9(ii) on and after January 1, 2017, $8.25 of which $4.15 must be paid into the vehicle
47.10services operating account;
(2) for each security interest when first noted upon a certificate of title, including the
concurrent notation of any assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction,
the sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest filed by a public authority
168A.05, subdivision 8
(3) until December 31, 2016,
for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the
issuance of a new certificate of title, the sum of $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the
vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section
47.18 until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the
47.19 driver and vehicle services technology account;, and
from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016,
a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services
(4) for each assignment of a security interest when first noted on a certificate of title,
unless noted concurrently with the security interest, the sum of $1; and
(5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum of $7.25 of which $3.25 must
be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under
until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee
47.27 and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;
from July 1, 2012,
to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver
and vehicle services technology account.
After June 30, 1994,
In addition to
each of the fees the fee
, the department must be paid $3.50. The additional
$3.50 fee collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the special revenue fund and
credited to the public safety motor vehicle account established in section
Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, is amended to read:
SPECIAL FARM PRODUCTS ANNUAL PERMITS FOR
Subdivision 1. Six-axle vehicles.
(a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to haul
raw or unprocessed agricultural products freight
and be operated with a gross vehicle
weight of up to:
(1) 90,000 pounds; and
(2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or
combination of vehicles operated under this subdivision and, as part of an international
transporting only sealed intermodal containers may be operated on an
interstate highway if allowed by the United States Department of Transportation.
(c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300.
Subd. 2. Seven-axle vehicles.
(a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more axles to
raw or unprocessed agricultural products freight
and be operated with a gross vehicle
weight of up to:
(1) 97,000 pounds; and
(2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section
(b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
qualification requirements adopted under section
221.0314, subdivisions 2
to 5, and Code
of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40
382, and 391
(c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500.
Subd. 3. Requirements; restrictions.
(a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles
operating under this section:
(1) is subject to axle weight limitations under section
169.824, subdivision 1
(2) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section
(3) is subject to bridge load limits posted under section
(4) may only be operated on paved streets and highways other than interstate
(5) may not be operated with loads that exceed the manufacturer's gross vehicle
weight rating as affixed to the vehicle, or other certification of gross vehicle weight rating
complying with Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, sections 567.4 to 567.7;
(6) must be issued a permit from each road authority having jurisdiction over a road
on which the vehicle is operated, if required;
(7) must comply with the requirements of section
169.851, subdivision 4
(8) must have brakes on all wheels.
(b) The percentage allowances for exceeding gross weights if transporting unfinished
forest products under section
168.013, subdivision 3
, paragraph (b), or for the first haul of
unprocessed or raw farm products or unfinished forest products under section
, paragraph (d), clause (3), do not apply to a vehicle or combination of
vehicles operated under this section.
Subd. 4. Deposit of revenues.
Revenue from the permits issued by the
commissioner under this section must be deposited in the bridge inspection and signing
account as provided under section
169.86, subdivision 5b
Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Crime described.
It is a crime for a person:
(1) to fail to comply with an impoundment order under section
(administrative plate impoundment);
(2) to file a false statement under section
169A.60, subdivision 7
, 8, or 14;
(3) to operate a self-propelled motor vehicle on a street or highway when the vehicle
is subject to an impoundment order issued under section
, unless specially coded
plates have been issued for the vehicle pursuant to section
169A.60, subdivision 13
(4) to fail to notify the commissioner of the impoundment order when requesting
(5) who is subject to a plate impoundment order under section
, to drive,
operate, or be in control of any motor vehicle during the impoundment period, unless the
vehicle is employer-owned and is not required to be equipped with an ignition interlock
49.26device pursuant to section 31 or 171.306, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), or
coded plates issued pursuant to section
169A.60, subdivision 13
, and the person is validly
licensed to drive; or
(6) who is the transferee of a motor vehicle and who has signed a sworn statement
169A.60, subdivision 14
, to allow the previously registered owner to drive,
operate, or be in control of the vehicle during the impoundment period.
49.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.51, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Implied consent advisory. (a) Subject to paragraph (b),
at the time a test is
requested, the person must be informed:
(1) that Minnesota law requires the person to take a test:
(i) to determine if the person is under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances,
or hazardous substances;
(ii) to determine the presence of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II or
metabolite, other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols; and
(iii) if the motor vehicle was a commercial motor vehicle, to determine the presence
(2) that refusal to take a test is a crime;
(3) if the peace officer has probable cause to believe the person has violated the
criminal vehicular homicide and injury laws, that a test will be taken with or without
the person's consent; and
(4) that the person has the right to consult with an attorney, but that this right is
limited to the extent that it cannot unreasonably delay administration of the test.
50.16(b) A peace officer who is not pursuing an implied consent revocation is not required
50.17to give the advisory described in paragraph (a) to a person whom the officer has probable
50.18cause to believe has violated section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6)
50.19(criminal vehicular operation DWI-related provisions).
50.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
50.21committed on or after that date.
Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.55, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
50.24 Subd. 5. Reinstatement of driving privileges; criminal vehicular operation. A
50.25person whose driver's license has been revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1,
50.26paragraph (a), clause (1) (revocation, criminal vehicular operation), or suspended under
50.27section 171.187 (suspension, criminal vehicular operation), for a violation of section
50.28609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6) (criminal vehicular operation
50.29DWI-related provisions), shall not be eligible for reinstatement of driving privileges until
50.30the person has submitted to the commissioner verification of the use of ignition interlock
50.31for the applicable time period specified in those sections. To be eligible for reinstatement
50.32under this subdivision, a person shall utilize an ignition interlock device that meets the
50.33performance standards and certification requirements under subdivision 4, paragraph (c).
51.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
51.2committed on or after that date.
Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Person less than 18 years of age.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision
in subdivision 1 to the contrary, the department may issue an instruction permit to an
applicant who is 15, 16, or 17 years of age and who:
(1) has completed a course of driver education in another state, has a previously
issued valid license from another state, or is enrolled in either:
(i) a public, private, or commercial driver education program that is approved by
the commissioner of public safety and that includes classroom and behind-the-wheel
(ii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education program when the student is
receiving full-time instruction in a home school within the meaning of sections
, the student is working toward a homeschool diploma, the student is taking
home-classroom driver training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner
of public safety, and the student's parent has certified the student's homeschool and
home-classroom driver training status on the form approved by the commissioner;
(2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the driver education program
51.19 or has completed 15 hours of classroom instruction in a program that presents classroom
51.20and behind-the-wheel instruction concurrently
(3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight;
(4) has passed a department-administered test of the applicant's knowledge of traffic
(5) has completed the required application, which must be approved by (i) either
parent when both reside in the same household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise,
then (ii) the parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event there is no
court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or spouse of the parent with whom the minor
is living or, if items (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody of the
minor, (v) the foster parent or the director of the transitional living program in which the
child resides or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has no living father, mother,
or guardian, or is married or otherwise legally emancipated, then (vi) the applicant's
adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; provided, that the approval
required by this clause contains a verification of the age of the applicant and the identity of
the parent, guardian, adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; and
(6) has paid
the fee all fees
required in section
171.06, subdivision 2
(b) For the purposes of determining compliance with the certification of paragraph
(a), clause (1), item (ii), the commissioner may request verification of a student's
homeschool status from the superintendent of the school district in which the student
resides and the superintendent shall provide that verification.
(c) The instruction permit is valid for two years from the date of application and
may be renewed upon payment of a fee equal to the fee for issuance of an instruction
permit under section
171.06, subdivision 2
52.8(d) The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions
52.9of this section. The rules adopted under this section are exempt from the rulemaking
52.10provisions of chapter 14. The rules are subject to section 14.386, except that section
52.1114.386, paragraph (b), does not apply.
52.12EFFECTIVE DATE.Paragraph (a) is effective June 1, 2014. Paragraph (d) is
52.13effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.17, is amended by adding a subdivision
52.16 Subd. 4. Criminal vehicular operation; revocation periods. (a) As used in this
52.17subdivision, "qualified prior impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section
52.18169A.03, subdivision 22.
52.19(b) Upon receiving a record of a conviction for a violation of section 609.21,
52.20subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6), the commissioner shall revoke the driver's
52.21license or driving privileges of a person as follows:
52.22(1) not less than ten years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death to
52.23another and the person has two or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents within
52.24the past ten years or three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents, and with
52.25denial under section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (10), until rehabilitation is established
52.26according to standards established by the commissioner;
52.27(2) not less than eight years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death
52.28to another and the person has a qualified prior impaired driving incident within the past
52.30(3) not less than six years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death
52.32(4) not less than six years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial bodily
52.33harm to another and the person has two or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents
52.34within the past ten years or three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents,
53.1and with denial under section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (10), until rehabilitation is
53.2established according to standards established by the commissioner;
53.3(5) not less than four years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial
53.4bodily harm to another and the person has a qualified prior impaired driving incident
53.5within the past ten years; or
53.6(6) not less than two years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial
53.7bodily harm to another.
53.8(c) Section 169A.09 applies when determining the number of qualified prior
53.9impaired driving incidents under this subdivision.
53.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
53.11committed on or after that date.
Sec. 13. [171.187] SUSPENSION; CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION
53.14 Subdivision 1. Suspension required. The commissioner shall suspend the driver's
53.15license of a person:
53.16(1) for whom a peace officer has made the certification described in section 629.344
53.17that probable cause exists to believe that the person violated section 609.21, subdivision 1,
53.18clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6); or
53.19(2) who has been formally charged with a violation of section 609.20, 609.205, or
53.20609.21, resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.
53.21 Subd. 2. Suspension period. A suspension under this section continues until:
53.22(1) the conviction, acquittal, or dismissal of the underlying crime that resulted in
53.23the suspension; or
53.24(2) the commissioner, acting under subdivision 4, orders the termination of the
53.26 Subd. 3. Credit. If a person whose driver's license was suspended under subdivision
53.271 is later convicted of the underlying offense that resulted in the suspension and the
53.28commissioner revokes the person's license, the commissioner shall credit the time accrued
53.29under the suspension period toward the revocation period imposed under section 171.17,
53.30subdivision 4, or for violations of section 609.20, 609.205, or 609.21, subdivision 1,
53.31clause (1), (7), or (8).
53.32 Subd. 4. Administrative review of license suspension. (a) At any time during
53.33which a person's driver's license is suspended under this section, the person may request in
53.34writing a review of the suspension by the commissioner. Upon receiving a request, the
53.35commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall review the order of suspension, the
54.1evidence upon which the order was based, and any other material information brought
54.2to the attention of the commissioner, and determine whether sufficient cause exists to
54.3sustain the order. Within 15 days of receiving the request, the commissioner shall report in
54.4writing the results of the review. The review provided in this subdivision is not subject to
54.5the contested case provisions in chapter 14.
54.6(b) In addition to any other reason provided for in this subdivision, a person may
54.7request a review of the suspension by the commissioner if the suspension has been in place
54.8for at least three months and the person has not been indicted or formally charged with the
54.9underlying crime that resulted in the license suspension.
54.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
54.11committed on or after that date.
Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Conditions of issuance.
(a) The commissioner may issue a limited
license to the driver under the conditions in paragraph (b) in any case where a person's
license has been:
(1) suspended under section
171.186, or 171.187
(2) revoked, canceled, or denied under section:
(A) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2);
(B) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section
(C) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), if the test results indicate an
alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit;
(D) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section
(3) revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.54:
(i) subdivision 1, clause (1), if the test results indicate an alcohol concentration
of less than twice the legal limit;
(ii) subdivision 1, clause (2);
(iii) subdivision 1, clause (5), (6), or (7), if in compliance with section
(iv) subdivision 2, if the person does not have a qualified prior impaired driving
incident as defined in section
169A.03, subdivision 22
, on the person's record, and the test
results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit.
(b) The following conditions for a limited license under paragraph (a) include:
(1) if the driver's livelihood or attendance at a chemical dependency treatment or
counseling program depends upon the use of the driver's license;
(2) if the use of a driver's license by a homemaker is necessary to prevent the
substantial disruption of the education, medical, or nutritional needs of the family of
the homemaker; or
(3) if attendance at a postsecondary institution of education by an enrolled student of
that institution depends upon the use of the driver's license.
(c) The commissioner in issuing a limited license may impose such conditions and
limitations as in the commissioner's judgment are necessary to the interests of the public
safety and welfare including reexamination as to the driver's qualifications. The license
may be limited to the operation of particular vehicles, to particular classes and times of
operation, and to particular conditions of traffic. The commissioner may require that an
applicant for a limited license affirmatively demonstrate that use of public transportation
or carpooling as an alternative to a limited license would be a significant hardship.
(d) For purposes of this subdivision:
(1) "homemaker" refers to the person primarily performing the domestic tasks in a
household of residents consisting of at least the person and the person's dependent child
or other dependents; and
(2) "twice the legal limit" means an alcohol concentration of two times the limit
specified in section
169A.20, subdivision 1
, clause (5).
(e) The limited license issued by the commissioner shall clearly indicate the
limitations imposed and the driver operating under the limited license shall have the
license in possession at all times when operating as a driver.
(f) In determining whether to issue a limited license, the commissioner shall consider
the number and the seriousness of prior convictions and the entire driving record of the
driver and shall consider the number of miles driven by the driver annually.
(g) If the person's driver's license or permit to drive has been revoked under
, the commissioner may only issue a limited license to the
person after the person has presented an insurance identification card, policy, or written
statement indicating that the driver or owner has insurance coverage satisfactory to
the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety may require
the insurance identification card provided to satisfy this subdivision be certified by the
insurance company to be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.
(h) The limited license issued by the commissioner to a person under section
56.4171.186, subdivision 4
, must expire 90 days after the date it is issued. The commissioner
must not issue a limited license to a person who previously has been issued a limited
license under section
171.186, subdivision 4
(i) The commissioner shall not issue a limited driver's license to any person
described in section
171.04, subdivision 1
, clause (6), (7), (8), (11), or (14).
(j) The commissioner shall not issue a class A, class B, or class C limited license.
56.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
56.11committed on or after that date.
Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
Subd. 2a. Other waiting periods.
Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a limited license
shall not be issued for a period of:
(1) 15 days, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended
for a first violation of section
, or a statute or
ordinance from another state in conformity with either of those sections; or
(2) one year, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended
for committing manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle, committing
criminal vehicular homicide or injury under section
609.21, subdivision 1, clause (1), (7),
, or violating a statute or ordinance from another state in conformity with either of
56.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
56.24committed on or after that date.
Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, is amended by adding a subdivision
56.27 Subd. 5. Exception; criminal vehicular operation. Notwithstanding subdivision
56.281, the commissioner may not issue a limited license to a person whose driver's license
56.29has been suspended or revoked due to a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause
56.30(2), (3), (4), (5), or (6).
56.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
56.32committed on or after that date.
Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.306, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
(a) As used in this section, the terms in this subdivision
have the meanings given them.
(b) "Ignition interlock device" or "device" means equipment that is designed to
measure breath alcohol concentration and to prevent a motor vehicle's ignition from being
started by a person whose breath alcohol concentration measures 0.02 or higher on the
(c) "Program participant" means a person who has qualified to take part in the
57.9ignition interlock program under this section, and
whose driver's license has been:
revoked, canceled, or denied under section
, clause (10)
, and who has qualified to take part in the ignition interlock
57.12 program under this section; or
57.13(2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or
57.14suspended under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause
57.15(2), (3), (4), (5), or (6)
(d) "Qualified prior impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section
57.17169A.03, subdivision 22
57.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
57.19committed on or after that date.
Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.306, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Issuance of restricted license.
(a) The commissioner shall issue a class
D driver's license, subject to the applicable limitations and restrictions of this section,
to a program participant who meets the requirements of this section and the program
guidelines. The commissioner shall not issue a license unless the program participant has
provided satisfactory proof that:
(1) a certified ignition interlock device has been installed on the participant's motor
vehicle at an installation service center designated by the device's manufacturer; and
(2) the participant has insurance coverage on the vehicle equipped with the ignition
interlock device. The commissioner shall require the participant to present an insurance
identification card, policy, or written statement as proof of insurance coverage, and may
require the insurance identification card provided be certified by the insurance company to
be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.
(b) A license issued under authority of this section must contain a restriction
prohibiting the program participant from driving, operating, or being in physical control of
any motor vehicle not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device certified by
the commissioner. A participant may drive an employer-owned vehicle not equipped with
an interlock device while in the normal course and scope of employment duties pursuant
to the program guidelines established by the commissioner and with the employer's
(c) A program participant whose driver's license has been: (1)
revoked under section
58.6169A.52, subdivision 3
, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or subdivision 4, paragraph
(a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or section
169A.54, subdivision 1
, clause (1), (2), (3), or (4)
58.8(2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or suspended
58.9under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3),
58.10(4), (5), or (6);
may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to
the ignition interlock restriction.
(d) A program participant whose driver's license has been revoked, canceled, or
denied under section
169A.52, subdivision 3
, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or
subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or section
169A.54, subdivision 1
clause (5), (6), or (7), may apply for a limited license, subject to the ignition interlock
restriction, if the program participant is enrolled in a licensed chemical dependency
treatment or rehabilitation program as recommended in a chemical use assessment, and if
the participant meets the other applicable requirements of section
. After completing
a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program and one year of limited
license use without violating the ignition interlock restriction, the conditions of limited
license use, or program guidelines, the participant may apply for conditional reinstatement
of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction. If the program
participant's ignition interlock device subsequently registers a positive breath alcohol
concentration of 0.02 or higher, the commissioner shall cancel the driver's license, and the
program participant may apply for another limited license according to this paragraph.
(e) Notwithstanding any statute or rule to the contrary, the commissioner has
authority to determine when a program participant is eligible for restoration of full driving
privileges, except that the commissioner shall not reinstate full driving privileges until the
program participant has met all applicable prerequisites for reinstatement under section
and until the program participant's device has registered no positive breath
alcohol concentrations of 0.02 or higher during the preceding 90 days.
58.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
58.33committed on or after that date.
Sec. 19. [174.12] TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
59.1 Subdivision 1. Program established. (a) The commissioners of transportation and
59.2employment and economic development shall develop and implement a transportation
59.3economic development program as provided in this section that provides financial
59.4assistance on a geographically balanced basis through competitive grants for projects in
59.5all modes of transportation that provide measurable local, regional, or statewide economic
59.7(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic
59.8development may provide financial assistance for a transportation project at their
59.9discretion, subject to the requirements of this section.
59.10 Subd. 2. Transportation economic development accounts. (a) A transportation
59.11economic development account is established in the special revenue fund under the
59.12budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation
59.13finance. Money in the account may be expended only as appropriated by law. The account
59.14may not contain money transferred or otherwise provided from the trunk highway fund.
59.15(b) A transportation economic development account is established in the trunk
59.16highway fund. The account consists of funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise
59.17provided to the account. Money in the account may be used only for trunk highway
59.19 Subd. 3. Program administration. In implementing the transportation economic
59.20development program, the commissioners of transportation and employment and
59.21economic development shall make reasonable efforts to (1) publicize each solicitation for
59.22applications among all eligible recipients, and (2) provide technical and informational
59.23assistance in creating and submitting applications.
59.24 Subd. 4. Economic impact performance measures. The commissioner of
59.25employment and economic development shall develop economic impact performance
59.26measures to analyze projects for which financial assistance under this section is being
59.27applied for or has been previously provided.
59.28 Subd. 5. Financial assistance; criteria. The commissioners of transportation and
59.29employment and economic development shall establish criteria for evaluating projects
59.30for financial assistance under this section. At a minimum, the criteria must provide an
59.31objective method to prioritize and select projects on the basis of:
59.32(1) the extent to which the project provides measurable economic benefit;
59.33(2) consistency with relevant state and local transportation plans;
59.34(3) the availability and commitment of funding or in-kind assistance for the project
59.35from nonpublic sources;
59.36(4) the need for the project as part of the overall transportation system;
60.1(5) the extent to which completion of the project will improve the movement of
60.2people and freight; and
60.3(6) geographic balance as required under subdivision 7, paragraph (b).
60.4 Subd. 6. Financial assistance; project evaluation process. (a) Following the
60.5criteria established under subdivision 5, the commissioner of employment and economic
60.6development shall (1) evaluate proposed projects, and (2) certify those that may receive
60.8(b) As part of the project evaluation process, the commissioner of transportation
60.9shall certify that a project constitutes an eligible and appropriate transportation project.
60.10 Subd. 7. Financial assistance; awards. (a) The financial assistance awarded by the
60.11commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development may not
60.12exceed 70 percent of a project's total costs.
60.13(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development
60.14shall ensure that financial assistance is provided in a manner that is balanced throughout
60.15the state, including with respect to (1) the number of projects receiving funding in a
60.16particular geographic location or region of the state, and (2) the total amount of financial
60.17assistance provided for projects in a particular geographic location or region of the state.
60.18 Subd. 8. Legislative report. (a) By February 1 of each odd-numbered year, the
60.19commissioner of transportation, with assistance from the commissioner of employment
60.20and economic development, shall submit a report on the transportation economic
60.21development program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
60.22committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance and economic
60.23development policy and finance.
60.24(b) At a minimum, the report must:
60.25(1) summarize the requirements and implementation of the transportation economic
60.26development program established in this section;
60.27(2) review the criteria and economic impact performance measures used for
60.28evaluation, prioritization, and selection of projects;
60.29(3) provide a brief overview of each project that received financial assistance under
60.30the program, which must at a minimum identify:
60.31(i) basic project characteristics, such as funding recipient, geographic location,
60.32and type of transportation modes served;
60.33(ii) sources and respective amounts of project funding; and
60.34(iii) the degree of economic benefit anticipated or observed, following the economic
60.35impact performance measures established under subdivision 4;
61.1(4) identify the allocation of funds, including but not limited to a breakdown of total
61.2project funds by transportation mode, the amount expended for administrative costs, and
61.3the amount transferred to the transportation economic development assistance account;
61.4(5) evaluate the overall economic impact of the program consistent with the
61.5accountability measurement requirements under section 116J.997; and
61.6(6) provide recommendations for any legislative changes related to the program.
Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.185, is amended by adding a subdivision
61.9 Subd. 4. Pavement design life. (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "applicable
61.10project" means a trunk highway project:
61.11(1) that is categorized in the statewide transportation improvement program with a
61.12program category of major construction, reconstruction, reconditioning, or resurfacing;
61.13(2) that adds, removes, or replaces a pavement surface layer by more than two
61.14inches of paving material thickness;
61.15(3) that involves within the construction limits:
61.16(i) on a two-lane road, more than two miles of length of roadway; or
61.17(ii) on a multilane road, more than 30,000 square yards of paving; and
61.18(4) for which a notable portion of the roadway has an International Roughness
61.19Index of 170 inches per mile or greater.
61.20(b) The commissioner shall, on each applicable project, select pavement material
61.21that has a design life of at least 20 years. For purposes of determining pavement design
61.22life under this subdivision, the commissioner may not consider the life of pavement
61.23following planned maintenance or repairs.
Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.40, is amended by adding a subdivision
61.26 Subd. 7a. Related non-infrastructure activities. (a) The commissioner may not
61.27expend an appropriation from the bond proceeds fund, or provide financial assistance from
61.28such appropriations, for the purposes specified in this subdivision.
61.29(b) Subject to appropriations made specifically for the purposes of this subdivision,
61.30the commissioner may expend funds for non-infrastructure activities to encourage walking
61.31and bicycling to school, including:
61.32(1) planning activities;
61.33(2) public awareness campaigns and outreach to press and community leaders;
61.34(3) traffic education and enforcement in the vicinity of schools;
62.1(4) student sessions on bicycle and pedestrian safety, health, and the environment; and
62.2(5) financial assistance for training, volunteers, and managers of safe routes to
Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.1651, is amended to read:
62.5219.1651 GRADE CROSSING SAFETY ACCOUNT.
A Minnesota grade crossing safety account is created in the special revenue fund,
consisting of money credited to the account by law. Money in the account is appropriated
to the commissioner of transportation for rail-highway grade crossing safety projects
on public streets and highways, including engineering costs. At the discretion of the
62.10commissioner of transportation,
money in the account at the end of each
fiscal year cancels
62.11 biennium may cancel
to the trunk highway fund.
Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299A.73, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Grant allocation formula.
percent of the appropriations
to the grants-in-aid to the youth intervention program may be used for a grant to
the Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs Association for expenses in providing
collaborative collaboration, program development, professional development
to, tracking, and analyzing and reporting outcome data for the
community-based grantees of the program. The Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs
62.19Association is not required to meet the match obligation under subdivision 2.
Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Responsibilities. (a)
The division shall be responsible and shall utilize
state employees for security and public information services in state-owned buildings and
state leased-to-own buildings in the Capitol area, as described in section
personnel as are required by the circumstances to insure the orderly conduct
of state business and the convenience of the public.
62.26(b) As part of the division permanent staff, the director must establish the position of
62.27emergency manager that includes, at a minimum, the following duties:
62.28(1) oversight of the consolidation, development, and maintenance of plans and
62.29procedures that provide continuity of security operations;
62.30(2) the development and implementation of tenant training that addresses threats
62.31and emergency procedures; and
62.32(3) the development and implementation of threat and emergency exercises.
63.1(c) The director must provide a minimum of one state trooper assigned to the Capitol
63.2complex at all times.
63.3(d) The director, in consultation with the advisory committee under section 299E.04,
63.4shall, at least annually, hold a meeting or meetings to discuss, among other issues, Capitol
63.5complex security, emergency planning, public safety, and public access to the Capitol
63.6complex. The meetings must include, at a minimum:
63.7(1) Capitol complex tenants and state employees;
63.8(2) nongovernmental entities, such as lobbyists, vendors, and the media; and
63.9(3) the public and public advocacy groups.
Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Powers and duties transferred.
All powers, duties and responsibilities
heretofore assigned by law to the commissioner of administration relating to the general
function of security in
such Capitol complex
state-owned buildings are hereby transferred
to the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety shall have
63.15the final authority regarding public safety and security in the Capitol complex. The
63.16commissioner of administration shall have the powers, duties, and responsibilities relating
63.17to the Capitol complex of state-owned buildings as provided under chapter 16B.
Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.02, is amended to read:
CONTRACT SERVICES INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT;
63.21 Fees charged for contracted The commissioner of public safety shall execute
63.22interagency agreements with agency tenants in the Capitol complex whereby fees for the
63.23provision of security services are charged. Fees charged for
security services provided
by the Capitol Complex Security Division of the Department of Public Safety must be
deposited in an account in the special revenue fund and are annually appropriated to the
commissioner of public safety to
provide these services.
Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 398A.04, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
63.29 Subd. 2a. Bus rapid transit development. A regional rail authority may exercise
63.30the powers conferred under this section to: plan, establish, acquire, develop, purchase,
63.31enlarge, extend, improve, maintain, equip, regulate, and protect; and pay costs of
63.32construction and operation of a bus rapid transit system located within its county on transit
63.33ways included in and approved by the Metropolitan Council's 2030 Transportation Policy
64.1Plan. This subdivision applies only to the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin,
64.2Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
64.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
64.4and applies only to the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott,
Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 398A.10, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
64.8 Subd. 4. Definition. For purposes of this section, "project" means the initial
64.9construction of a minimum operable segment of a new light rail transit or commuter rail
64.10line, but does not include infill stations, project enhancements, extensions, or supportive
64.11infrastructure, constructed after the rail transit is operational.
64.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 29. [629.344] CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION AND
64.14MANSLAUGHTER; CERTIFICATION OF PROBABLE CAUSE BY PEACE
64.16If a peace officer determines that probable cause exists to believe that a person has
64.17violated section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6), the officer shall
64.18certify this determination and notify the commissioner of public safety.
64.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
64.20committed on or after that date.
Sec. 30. NOVICE DRIVER EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE.
64.22(a) The Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force is established to ensure
64.23driver education programs in Minnesota meet the Novice Teen Driver Education and
64.24Training Administrative Standards published by the United States Department of
64.25Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
64.26(b) The task force consists of 21 members:
64.27(1) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee;
64.28(2) two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota Association of
64.30(3) one representative from and designated by Mothers Against Drunk Driving;
64.31(4) one representative from and designated by Minnesotans for Safe Driving;
65.1(5) two representatives from law enforcement organizations, such as the Minnesota
65.2Chiefs of Police Association and the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association appointed by the
65.4(6) one representative from and designated by the American Automobile Association;
65.5(7) one representative from and designated by the Minnesota Safety Council;
65.6(8) two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota PTA;
65.7(9) five driver educators from the Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education
65.8Association designated by the commissioner; and
65.9(10) five driver educators from commercial driving schools, designated by the
65.11(c) Any vacancies shall be filled by the appointing or designating authorities.
65.12(d) Members shall serve without compensation.
65.13(e) Members shall be appointed or designated by August 1, 2013.
65.14(f) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall convene the first meeting
65.15of the task force after all appointments have been made. At the first meeting, the task
65.16force shall elect a chair from among its members by majority vote. The first meeting must
65.17take place by September 1, 2013.
65.18(g) The duties of the task force are to examine and compare Minnesota law and
65.19rules concerning driver education with the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training
65.20Administrative Standards, identify discrepancies, and determine to what extent, if any,
65.21state law should be modified to conform with federal standards.
65.22(h) The commissioner shall provide support staff and administrative services for
65.23the task force.
65.24(i) The task force shall submit a report no later than August 31, 2015, to the
65.25chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives
65.26and senate having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance, containing its
65.27recommendation as to whether or to what extent Minnesota's driver education programs
65.28should conform to national standards referenced in paragraph (a), and if so, providing draft
65.29legislation necessary or desirable to achieve the recommended level of federal conformity.
65.30The report may present recommendations for improving Minnesota's driver education
65.31curriculum and identify associated costs.
65.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
65.33and is repealed September 1, 2015, or the day after the task force submits its report, as
65.34required in paragraph (i), whichever occurs first.
Sec. 31. ORIGINAL IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE PROGRAM; USE
66.2OF EMPLOYER-OWNED VEHICLES.
66.3A person participating in the ignition interlock device program under Minnesota
66.4Statutes 2009, section 171.305, may drive an employer-owned vehicle not equipped with
66.5an interlock device while in the normal course and scope of employment duties pursuant to
66.6the program guidelines established by the commissioner referenced in Minnesota Statutes,
66.7section 171.306, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and with the employer's written consent.
66.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 32. TRANSIT WAY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
66.10(a) In all phases of a transit way project in which the Metropolitan Council is the
66.11lead transportation authority, the council may partner and contract for services with local
66.12community-based organizations to promote community engagement activities along the
66.13project corridor. The community-based organizations may include those organizations
66.14representative of low-income people, people of color, people with disabilities, other
66.15cultural constituencies, or small businesses.
66.16(b) For purposes of this section, project phases may include, but are not limited to:
66.17(1) feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, preplanning, environmental analysis,
66.18land acquisition, easements, design, preliminary and final engineering, construction,
66.19and station development;
66.20(2) review of existing public transit service along the corridor; and
66.21(3) pedestrian, bicycle, or nonmotorized improvement projects associated with the
66.23(c) Any community engagement activities conducted under this section shall be
66.24reported to the senate and house of representative chairs and ranking minority members
66.25of the committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over transportation policy and
Sec. 33. TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE HIRING AND
66.29(a) In the construction, maintenance, replacement, and improvement of transit and
66.30transportation infrastructure, the lead transportation authority is encouraged to: (1) make
66.31every effort to employ, and encourage the construction manager and other subcontractors
66.32and vendors to employ, women and members of minority communities; (2) make every
66.33effort to contract with women-owned and minority-owned small businesses designated as
66.34small targeted group businesses under Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.16; and (3) may
67.1contract with a community-based employment assistance firm to create an employment
67.2program to recruit, hire, and retain women and minorities for the project construction
67.3workforce. In monitoring progress on meeting these goals, reports may track workers
67.4from zip codes that have high rates of poverty and unemployment.
67.5(b) The commissioner of transportation shall make all reasonable efforts to increase
67.6participation in Department of Transportation highway projects of small businesses
67.7located in economically disadvantaged areas of Minnesota, within the meaning of
67.8Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.16, subdivision 7.
Sec. 34. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NORTHSTAR COMMUTER RAIL
67.10EXPENSES; GREATER MINNESOTA.
67.11The portion of the cost to provide financial assistance for the Greater Minnesota
67.12Transit component of the Northstar Commuter Rail is exempt from the requirements in
67.13Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 1.
Sec. 35. REPEALER.
67.15(a) Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.04, subdivision 6; and 174.285,
67.16subdivision 8, are repealed.
67.17(b) Minnesota Rules, parts 7503.0300, subpart 1; and 7503.0800, subpart 2, are
67.18repealed effective July 1, 2014.