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HF 1444

4th Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/24/2013 10:40pm

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1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to government finance; appropriating money for transportation,
1.3Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities and programs; providing for
1.4fund transfers, tort claims, and certain contingent appropriations; modifying
1.5various provisions related to transportation finance and policy; making technical
1.6and clarifying changes;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.20,
1.7subdivision 3; 161.44, by adding a subdivision; 168A.01, subdivision 6a; 171.05,
1.8subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 171.061, subdivision 4; 174.40, by
1.9adding a subdivision; 219.1651; 299E.01, subdivisions 2, 3; 398A.10, by adding
1.10a subdivision; Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1; proposing coding for new law
1.11in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 161; 174; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012,
1.12sections 161.04, subdivision 6; 174.285, subdivision 8.
1.13BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.14ARTICLE 1
1.15APPROPRIATIONS

1.16
Section 1. TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.
1.17The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to
1.18the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from
1.19the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
1.20indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that
1.21the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014,
1.22or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is
1.23fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Appropriations for the
1.24fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, are effective the day following final enactment.
1.25
APPROPRIATIONS
1.26
Available for the Year
2.1
Ending June 30
2.2
2014
2015

2.3
Sec. 2. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
2.4The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
2.5in this article.
2.6
2014
2015
Total
2.7
General
$
104,031,000
$
102,684,000
$
206,715,000
2.8
Airports
18,959,000
18,959,000
37,918,000
2.9
C.S.A.H.
593,022,000
603,850,000
1,196,872,000
2.10
M.S.A.S.
152,173,000
154,491,000
306,664,000
2.11
Special Revenue
49,753,000
49,959,000
99,712,000
2.12
H.U.T.D.
10,456,000
10,406,000
20,862,000
2.13
Trunk Highway
1,691,946,000
1,629,550,000
3,321,496,000
2.14
Total
$
2,620,340,000
$
2,569,899,000
$
5,190,239,000

2.15
2.16
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
2.17
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
2,400,582,000
$
2,349,954,000
2.18
Appropriations by Fund
2.19
2014
2015
2.20
General
29,500,000
28,172,000
2.21
Airports
18,959,000
18,959,000
2.22
C.S.A.H.
593,022,000
603,850,000
2.23
M.S.A.S.
152,173,000
154,491,000
2.24
Special Revenue
2,500,000
2,500,000
2.25
H.U.T.D.
50,000
0
2.26
Trunk Highway
1,604,378,000
1,541,982,000
2.27The amounts that may be spent for each
2.28purpose are specified in the following
2.29subdivisions.
2.30
Subd. 2.Multimodal Systems
2.31(a) Aeronautics
2.32
(1) Airport Development and Assistance
13,648,000
13,648,000
2.33This appropriation is from the state
2.34airports fund and must be spent according
2.35to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
2.36subdivision 4.
3.1The base appropriation is $14,298,000 in
3.2each year for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
3.3Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
3.416A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation
3.5is available until expended. If the
3.6appropriation for either year is insufficient,
3.7the appropriation for the other year is
3.8available for it.
3.9
(2) Aviation Support and Services
6,123,000
6,123,000
3.10
Appropriations by Fund
3.11
2014
2015
3.12
Airports
5,286,000
5,286,000
3.13
Trunk Highway
837,000
837,000
3.14$65,000 in each year is from the state airports
3.15fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
3.16
(b) Transit
25,462,000
25,384,000
3.17
Appropriations by Fund
3.18
2014
2015
3.19
General
22,187,000
22,109,000
3.20
Special Revenue
2,500,000
2,500,000
3.21
Trunk Highway
775,000
775,000
3.22The special revenue fund appropriation is
3.23from the vehicle services operating account.
3.24This is a onetime appropriation.
3.25The base appropriation from the general fund
3.26is $22,908,000 in each year for fiscal years
3.272016 and 2017.
3.28$100,000 each year is from the general
3.29fund for the administrative expenses of the
3.30Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
3.31under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.
3.32
(c) Safe Routes to School
250,000
250,000
3.33This appropriation is from the general fund
3.34for non-infrastructure activities in the safe
4.1routes to school program under Minnesota
4.2Statutes, section 174.40, subdivision 7a.
4.3
(d) Passenger Rail
500,000
500,000
4.4This appropriation is from the general
4.5fund for passenger rail system planning,
4.6alternatives analysis, environmental analysis,
4.7design, and preliminary engineering under
4.8Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to
4.9174.636.
4.10
(e) Freight
6,153,000
5,153,000
4.11
Appropriations by Fund
4.12
2014
2015
4.13
General
1,256,000
256,000
4.14
Trunk Highway
4,897,000
4,897,000
4.15$1,000,000 from the general fund in
4.16fiscal year 2014 is for the department's
4.17share of costs associated with cleanup of
4.18contaminated state rail bank property. This
4.19is a onetime appropriation and is available
4.20until expended.
4.21
Subd. 3.State Roads
4.22
(a) Operations and Maintenance
262,395,000
262,395,000
4.23
(b) Program Planning and Delivery Activity
4.24
(1) Program Planning and Delivery
206,883,000
206,733,000
4.25
Appropriations by Fund
4.26
2014
2015
4.27
General
100,000
0
4.28
H.U.T.D.
50,000
0
4.29
Trunk Highway
206,733,000
206,733,000
4.30$130,000 each year is available for
4.31administrative costs of the department's
4.32targeted group business program.
5.1$266,000 each year is available for grants to
5.2metropolitan planning organizations outside
5.3the seven-county metropolitan area.
5.4$75,000 each year is available for a
5.5transportation research contingent account
5.6to finance research projects that are
5.7reimbursable from the federal government or
5.8from other sources. If the appropriation for
5.9either year is insufficient, the appropriation
5.10for the other year is available for it.
5.11$900,000 in each year is available for
5.12grants for transportation studies outside
5.13the metropolitan area to identify critical
5.14concerns, problems, and issues. These
5.15grants are available: (i) to regional
5.16development commissions; (ii) in regions
5.17where no regional development commission
5.18is functioning, to joint powers boards
5.19established under agreement of two or
5.20more political subdivisions in the region to
5.21exercise the planning functions of a regional
5.22development commission; and (iii) in regions
5.23where no regional development commission
5.24or joint powers board is functioning, to the
5.25department's district office for that region.
5.26$100,000 the first year is from the
5.27general fund for development and initial
5.28implementation of the corridors of commerce
5.29program established under Minnesota
5.30Statutes, section 161.088, including but
5.31not limited to establishment of program
5.32requirements, identification and analysis of
5.33candidate projects, and legislative reporting.
5.34This is a onetime appropriation.
6.1$50,000 the first year is from the highway
6.2user tax distribution fund to the commissioner
6.3for a grant to the Humphrey School of Public
6.4Affairs at the University of Minnesota for
6.5WorkPlace Telework program congestion
6.6relief efforts consisting of maintenance of
6.7Web site tools and content. This is a onetime
6.8appropriation and is available in the second
6.9year.
6.10
(2) Transportation Research
150,000
150,000
6.11This appropriation is from the general fund
6.12for grants to the Humphrey School of Public
6.13Affairs at the University of Minnesota
6.14for research on transportation policy and
6.15economic competitiveness, including but
6.16not limited to innovative transportation
6.17finance options and economic development,
6.18transportation impacts of industry clusters
6.19and freight, and transportation technology
6.20impacts on economic competitiveness.
6.21The base appropriation is $150,000 each year
6.22for fiscal years 2016 to 2018 and $0 each
6.23fiscal year thereafter.
6.24
(c) State Road Construction Activity
6.25
(1) State Road Construction
899,400,000
805,600,000
6.26It is estimated that these appropriations will
6.27be funded as follows:
6.28
Appropriations by Fund
6.29
2014
2015
6.30
6.31
Federal Highway
Aid
489,200,000
482,200,000
6.32
Highway User Taxes
410,200,000
323,400,000
6.33The commissioner of transportation shall
6.34notify the chairs and ranking minority
6.35members of the legislative committees with
7.1jurisdiction over transportation finance of
7.2any significant events that should cause these
7.3estimates to change.
7.4This appropriation is for the actual
7.5construction, reconstruction, and
7.6improvement of trunk highways, including
7.7design-build contracts and consultant usage
7.8to support these activities. This includes the
7.9cost of actual payment to landowners for
7.10lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
7.11payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
7.12relocation expenses.
7.13The base appropriation is $668,000,000 each
7.14year for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
7.15The commissioner may expend up to one-half
7.16of one percent of the federal appropriations
7.17under this clause as grants to opportunity
7.18industrialization centers and other nonprofit
7.19job training centers for job training programs
7.20related to highway construction.
7.21The commissioner may transfer up to
7.22$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
7.23revolving loan fund.
7.24The commissioner may receive money
7.25covering other shares of the cost of
7.26partnership projects. These receipts are
7.27appropriated to the commissioner for these
7.28projects.
7.29
7.30
(2) Economic Recovery Funds - Federal
Highway Aid
1,000,000
1,000,000
7.31This appropriation is to complete projects
7.32using funds made available to the
7.33commissioner of transportation under
7.34title XII of the American Recovery and
7.35Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law
8.1111-5, and implemented under Minnesota
8.2Statutes, section 161.36, subdivision 7. The
8.3base appropriation is $1,000,000 in fiscal
8.4year 2016 and $0 each fiscal year thereafter.
8.5
8.6
(3) Transportation Economic Development
(TED)
10,000,000
10,000,000
8.7
Appropriations by Fund
8.8
2014
2015
8.9
General
5,000,000
5,000,000
8.10
Trunk Highway
5,000,000
5,000,000
8.11This appropriation is for the transportation
8.12economic development program under
8.13Minnesota Statutes, section 174.12.
8.14
(d) Highway Debt Service
158,417,000
189,821,000
8.15$148,917,000 the first year and $180,321,000
8.16the second year are for transfer to the state
8.17bond fund. If an appropriation is insufficient
8.18to make all transfers required in the year
8.19for which it is made, the commissioner of
8.20management and budget shall notify the
8.21senate Committee on Finance and the house
8.22of representatives Committee on Ways and
8.23Means of the amount of the deficiency and
8.24shall then transfer that amount under the
8.25statutory open appropriation. Any excess
8.26appropriation cancels to the trunk highway
8.27fund.
8.28
(e) Electronic Communications
5,171,000
5,171,000
8.29
Appropriations by Fund
8.30
2014
2015
8.31
General
3,000
3,000
8.32
Trunk Highway
5,168,000
5,168,000
8.33The general fund appropriation is to equip
8.34and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
8.35Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
9.1
Subd. 4.Local Roads
9.2
(a) County State-Aid Roads
593,022,000
603,850,000
9.3This appropriation is from the county
9.4state-aid highway fund under Minnesota
9.5Statutes, sections 161.082 to 161.085, and
9.6chapter 162, and is available until spent.
9.7If the commissioner of transportation
9.8determines that a balance remains in the
9.9county state-aid highway fund following
9.10the appropriations and transfers made in
9.11this subdivision, and that the appropriations
9.12made are insufficient for advancing county
9.13state-aid highway projects, an amount
9.14necessary to advance the projects, not to
9.15exceed the balance in the county state-aid
9.16highway fund, is appropriated in each year
9.17to the commissioner. Within two weeks
9.18of a determination under this contingent
9.19appropriation, the commissioner of
9.20transportation shall notify the commissioner
9.21of management and budget and the chairs
9.22and ranking minority members of the
9.23legislative committees with jurisdiction over
9.24transportation finance concerning funds
9.25appropriated.
9.26
(b) Municipal State-Aid Roads
152,173,000
154,491,000
9.27This appropriation is from the municipal
9.28state-aid street fund for the purposes under
9.29Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162, and is
9.30available until spent.
9.31If the commissioner of transportation
9.32determines that a balance remains in the
9.33municipal state-aid street fund following
9.34the appropriations made in this subdivision,
10.1and that the appropriations made are
10.2insufficient for advancing municipal state-aid
10.3street projects, an amount necessary to
10.4advance the projects, not to exceed the
10.5balance in the municipal state-aid street
10.6fund, is appropriated in each year to
10.7the commissioner. Within two weeks
10.8of a determination under this contingent
10.9appropriation, the commissioner of
10.10transportation shall notify the commissioner
10.11of management and budget and the chairs
10.12and ranking minority members of the
10.13legislative committees with jurisdiction over
10.14transportation finance concerning funds
10.15appropriated.
10.16
Subd. 5.Agency Management
10.17
(a) Agency Services
41,997,000
41,997,000
10.18
Appropriations by Fund
10.19
2014
2015
10.20
Airports
25,000
25,000
10.21
Trunk Highway
41,972,000
41,972,000
10.22
(b) Buildings
17,838,000
17,838,000
10.23
Appropriations by Fund
10.24
2014
2015
10.25
General
54,000
54,000
10.26
Trunk Highway
17,784,000
17,784,000
10.27If the appropriation for either year is
10.28insufficient, the appropriation for the other
10.29year is available for it.
10.30
Subd. 6.Transfers
10.31(a) With the approval of the commissioner of
10.32management and budget, the commissioner
10.33of transportation may transfer unencumbered
10.34balances among the appropriations from the
10.35trunk highway fund and the state airports
11.1fund made in this section. No transfer
11.2may be made from the appropriation for
11.3state road construction. No transfer may
11.4be made from the appropriations for debt
11.5service to any other appropriation. Transfers
11.6under this subdivision may not be made
11.7between funds. Transfers between programs
11.8must be reported immediately to the chairs
11.9and ranking minority members of the
11.10legislative committees with jurisdiction over
11.11transportation finance.
11.12(b) The commissioner shall transfer from
11.13the flexible highway account in the county
11.14state-aid highway fund: (1) $3,700,000 in
11.15the first year to the trunk highway fund; and
11.16(2) the remainder in each year to the county
11.17turnback account in the county state-aid
11.18highway fund. The funds transferred are
11.19for highway turnback purposes as provided
11.20under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.081,
11.21subdivision 3.
11.22
11.23
Subd. 7.Previous State Road Construction
Appropriations
11.24Any money appropriated to the commissioner
11.25of transportation for state road construction
11.26for any fiscal year before the first year is
11.27available to the commissioner during the
11.28biennium to the extent that the commissioner
11.29spends the money on the state road
11.30construction project for which the money
11.31was originally encumbered during the fiscal
11.32year for which it was appropriated. The
11.33commissioner of transportation shall report to
11.34the commissioner of management and budget
11.35by August 1, 2013, and August 1, 2014, on
11.36a form the commissioner of management
12.1and budget provides, on expenditures made
12.2during the previous fiscal year that are
12.3authorized by this subdivision.
12.4
Subd. 8.Contingent Appropriation
12.5The commissioner of transportation, with
12.6the approval of the governor and the
12.7written approval of at least five members
12.8of a group consisting of the members of
12.9the Legislative Advisory Commission
12.10under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30,
12.11and the ranking minority members of the
12.12legislative committees with jurisdiction over
12.13transportation finance, may transfer all or
12.14part of the unappropriated balance in the
12.15trunk highway fund to an appropriation:
12.16(1) for trunk highway design, construction,
12.17or inspection in order to take advantage of
12.18an unanticipated receipt of income to the
12.19trunk highway fund or to take advantage
12.20of federal advanced construction funding;
12.21(2) for trunk highway maintenance in order
12.22to meet an emergency; or (3) to pay tort
12.23or environmental claims. Nothing in this
12.24subdivision authorizes the commissioner
12.25to increase the use of federal advanced
12.26construction funding beyond amounts
12.27specifically authorized. Any transfer as
12.28a result of the use of federal advanced
12.29construction funding must include an
12.30analysis of the effects on the long-term
12.31trunk highway fund balance. The amount
12.32transferred is appropriated for the purpose of
12.33the account to which it is transferred.

12.34
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
64,989,000
$
64,970,000
13.1This appropriation is from the general fund
13.2for transit system operations under Minnesota
13.3Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.
13.4$100,000 the first year is for a transitway
13.5expansion implementation plan as specified
13.6in article 2, section 20. This is a onetime
13.7appropriation.

13.8
Sec. 5. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
13.9
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
156,669,000
$
156,875,000
13.10
Appropriations by Fund
13.11
2014
2015
13.12
General
9,542,000
9,542,000
13.13
Special Revenue
49,753,000
49,959,000
13.14
H.U.T.D.
10,406,000
10,406,000
13.15
Trunk Highway
86,968,000
86,968,000
13.16The amounts that may be spent for each
13.17purpose are specified in the following
13.18subdivisions.
13.19
Subd. 2.Administration and Related Services
13.20
(a) Office of Communications
434,000
434,000
13.21
Appropriations by Fund
13.22
2014
2015
13.23
General
41,000
41,000
13.24
Trunk Highway
393,000
393,000
13.25
(b) Public Safety Support Activity
13.26
(1) Public Safety Support
7,660,000
7,660,000
13.27
Appropriations by Fund
13.28
2014
2015
13.29
General
2,788,000
2,788,000
13.30
H.U.T.D.
1,366,000
1,366,000
13.31
Trunk Highway
3,506,000
3,506,000
13.32$380,000 each year is from the general fund
13.33for payment of public safety officer survivor
13.34benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section
14.1299A.44. If the appropriation for either year
14.2is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
14.3year is available for it.
14.4$1,367,000 each year is from the general fund
14.5to be deposited in the public safety officer's
14.6benefit account. This money is available for
14.7reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
14.8section 299A.465.
14.9$792,000 each year is from the general
14.10fund for transfer by the commissioner of
14.11management and budget to the trunk highway
14.12fund on December 31, 2013, and December
14.1331, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse
14.14the trunk highway fund for expenses not
14.15related to the fund. These represent amounts
14.16appropriated out of the trunk highway
14.17fund for general fund purposes in the
14.18administration and related services program.
14.19$610,000 each year is from the highway
14.20user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
14.21commissioner of management and budget
14.22to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
14.232013, and December 31, 2014, respectively,
14.24in order to reimburse the trunk highway
14.25fund for expenses not related to the fund.
14.26These represent amounts appropriated out
14.27of the trunk highway fund for highway
14.28user tax distribution fund purposes in the
14.29administration and related services program.
14.30$716,000 each year is from the highway
14.31user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
14.32commissioner of management and budget to
14.33the general fund on December 31, 2013, and
14.34December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to
14.35reimburse the general fund for expenses not
15.1related to the fund. These represent amounts
15.2appropriated out of the general fund for
15.3operation of the criminal justice data network
15.4related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
15.5
(2) Soft Body Armor
700,000
700,000
15.6
Appropriations by Fund
15.7
2014
2015
15.8
General
600,000
600,000
15.9
Trunk Highway
100,000
100,000
15.10This appropriation is for soft body armor
15.11reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
15.12section 299A.38.
15.13
(c) Technical Support Services
3,834,000
3,834,000
15.14
Appropriations by Fund
15.15
2014
2015
15.16
General
1,471,000
1,471,000
15.17
H.U.T.D.
19,000
19,000
15.18
Trunk Highway
2,344,000
2,344,000
15.19
Subd. 3.State Patrol
15.20
(a) Patrolling Highways
72,522,000
72,522,000
15.21
Appropriations by Fund
15.22
2014
2015
15.23
General
37,000
37,000
15.24
H.U.T.D.
92,000
92,000
15.25
Trunk Highway
72,393,000
72,393,000
15.26
(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
7,796,000
7,796,000
15.27
(c) Capitol Security
4,605,000
4,605,000
15.28This appropriation is from the general fund.
15.29$1,500,000 each year is to implement the
15.30recommendations of the advisory committee
15.31on Capitol Area Security under Minnesota
15.32Statutes, section 299E.04.
15.33The commissioner may not: (1) spend any
15.34money from the trunk highway fund for
16.1Capitol security; or (2) permanently transfer
16.2any state trooper from patrolling highways
16.3activity to Capitol security.
16.4The commissioner may not transfer any
16.5money appropriated to the commissioner
16.6under this section: (1) to Capitol security; or
16.7(2) from Capitol security.
16.8
(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
693,000
693,000
16.9This appropriation is from the highway user
16.10tax distribution fund.
16.11This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
16.12registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
16.13liabilities from individuals and businesses
16.14that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
16.15and (2) illegal or improper activity related
16.16to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
16.17motor vehicles.
16.18
Subd. 4.Driver and Vehicle Services
16.19
(a) Vehicle Services
27,909,000
28,007,000
16.20
Appropriations by Fund
16.21
2014
2015
16.22
Special Revenue
19,673,000
19,771,000
16.23
H.U.T.D.
8,236,000
8,236,000
16.24The special revenue fund appropriation is
16.25from the vehicle services operating account.
16.26$650,000 each year is from the special
16.27revenue fund for seven additional positions
16.28to enhance customer service related to
16.29vehicle title issuance.
16.30$98,000 the second year is from the special
16.31revenue fund for the vehicle services portion
16.32of a new telephone system and is for transfer
16.33to the Office of Enterprise Technology for
16.34construction and development of the system.
17.1This is a onetime appropriation and is
17.2available until expended.
17.3The base appropriation from the special
17.4revenue fund is $19,933,000 for fiscal year
17.52016 and $19,836,000 for fiscal year 2017.
17.6
(b) Driver Services
28,742,000
28,835,000
17.7
Appropriations by Fund
17.8
2014
2015
17.9
Special Revenue
28,741,000
28,834,000
17.10
Trunk Highway
1,000
1,000
17.11The special revenue fund appropriation is
17.12from the driver services operating account.
17.13$71,000 the second year is from the special
17.14revenue fund for one additional position
17.15related to facial recognition.
17.16$52,000 the second year is from the special
17.17revenue fund for the driver services portion
17.18of a new telephone system and is for transfer
17.19to the Office of Enterprise Technology for
17.20construction and development of the system.
17.21This is a onetime appropriation and is
17.22available until expended.
17.23$15,000 the first year is for the costs of
17.24rulemaking related to concurrent driver
17.25education under Minnesota Statutes, section
17.26171.05. This is a onetime appropriation and
17.27is available for two years after the year of
17.28appropriation.
17.29The base appropriation from the special
17.30revenue fund is $28,923,000 for fiscal year
17.312016 and $28,870,00 for fiscal year 2017.
17.32
Subd. 5.Traffic Safety
435,000
435,000
17.33The commissioner of public safety shall
17.34spend 50 percent of the money available to
18.1the state under United States Code, title 23,
18.2section 164, and the remaining 50 percent
18.3must be transferred to the commissioner
18.4of transportation for hazard elimination
18.5activities under United States Code, title 23,
18.6section 152.
18.7
Subd. 6.Pipeline Safety
1,354,000
1,354,000
18.8This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
18.9account in the special revenue fund.

18.10
Sec. 6. TORT CLAIMS
$
600,000
$
600,000
18.11This appropriation is to the commissioner of
18.12management and budget.
18.13If the appropriation for either year is
18.14insufficient, the appropriation for the other
18.15year is available for it.

18.16    Sec. 7. REAUTHORIZATION; 2008 BOND SALE EXPENSES FOR TRUNK
18.17HIGHWAY BONDS.
18.18$1,414,600 of the amount appropriated in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section
18.196, for trunk highway bond sale expenses, which was reported to the legislature according
18.20to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, subdivision 1, is reauthorized and does not cancel
18.21under the terms of that subdivision. This appropriation for the bond sale expenses and the
18.22bond sale authorization in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section 7, subdivision 1, as
18.23amended, are available until December 31, 2019.
18.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

18.25ARTICLE 2
18.26TRANSPORTATION FINANCE AND POLICY

18.27    Section 1. [161.088] CORRIDORS OF COMMERCE PROGRAM.
18.28    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have
18.29the meanings given:
18.30(1) "beyond the project limits" means any point that is located outside of the project
18.31limits and along the same trunk highway, and is located within the same region of the state;
19.1(2) "city" means a statutory or home rule charter city;
19.2(3) "program" means the corridors of commerce program established in this section;
19.3and
19.4(4) "project limits" means the estimated construction limits of a project for trunk
19.5highway construction, reconstruction, or maintenance that is a candidate for selection
19.6under the corridors of commerce program.
19.7    Subd. 2. Program authority; funding. (a) As provided in this section and subject
19.8to available funds, the commissioner shall establish a corridors of commerce program for
19.9trunk highway construction, reconstruction, and improvement, including maintenance
19.10operations, that improves commerce in the state.
19.11(b) The commissioner may expend funds under the program from appropriations
19.12to the commissioner that are: (1) made specifically by law for use under this section;
19.13(2) at the discretion of the commissioner, made for the budget activities in the state
19.14roads operations and maintenance program, program planning and delivery, or state road
19.15construction; and (3) made for the corridor investment management strategy program,
19.16unless otherwise specified.
19.17(c) The commissioner shall include in the program the cost participation policy for
19.18local units of government.
19.19    Subd. 3. Project classification. The commissioner shall determine whether each
19.20candidate project can be classified into at least one of the following classifications:
19.21(1) capacity development, for a project on a segment of a trunk highway where the
19.22segment:
19.23(i) is not a divided highway and that highway is an expressway or freeway beyond
19.24the project limits;
19.25(ii) contains a highway terminus that lacks an intersection or interchange with
19.26another trunk highway;
19.27(iii) contains fewer lanes of travel compared to that highway beyond the project
19.28limits; or
19.29(iv) contains a location that is proposed as construction of a new interchange or
19.30reconstruction of an intersection to an interchange; or
19.31(2) freight improvement, for an asset preservation or replacement project that can
19.32result in:
19.33(i) removing or reducing barriers to commerce;
19.34(ii) easing or preserving freight movement;
19.35(iii) supporting emerging industries; or
20.1(iv) providing connections between the trunk highway system and other
20.2transportation modes for the movement of freight.
20.3    Subd. 4. Project eligibility. (a) The commissioner shall establish eligibility
20.4requirements for projects that can be funded under the program. Eligibility must include:
20.5(1) consistency with the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section
20.6174.03;
20.7(2) location of the project on an interregional corridor, for a project located outside
20.8of the Department of Transportation metropolitan district;
20.9(3) placement into at least one project classification under subdivision 3;
20.10(4) a maximum length of time, as determined by the commissioner, until
20.11commencement of construction work on the project; and
20.12(5) for each type of project classification under subdivision 3, a maximum allowable
20.13amount for the total project cost estimate, as determined by the commissioner with
20.14available data.
20.15(b) A project involving construction that is already programmed in the state
20.16transportation improvement program is not eligible for funding under the program. This
20.17paragraph does not apply to a project that is programmed as result of selection under
20.18this section.
20.19(c) A project may be, but is not required to be, identified in the 20-year state highway
20.20capital investment plan under section 174.03.
20.21    Subd. 5. Project selection process; criteria. (a) The commissioner shall establish a
20.22process for identification, evaluation, and selection of projects under the program.
20.23(b) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner shall annually accept
20.24recommendations on candidate projects from area transportation partnerships and other
20.25interested stakeholders in each Department of Transportation district. For each candidate
20.26project identified under this paragraph, the commissioner shall determine the project's
20.27eligibility, classify the project, and, if appropriate, evaluate the project for the program.
20.28(c) Project evaluation and prioritization must be performed on the basis of objective
20.29criteria, which must include:
20.30(1) a return on investment measure that provides for comparison across eligible
20.31projects;
20.32(2) measurable impacts on commerce and economic competitiveness;
20.33(3) efficiency in the movement of freight, including but not limited to:
20.34(i) measures of annual average daily traffic and commercial vehicle miles traveled,
20.35which may include data near the project location on that trunk highway or on connecting
20.36trunk and local highways; and
21.1(ii) measures of congestion or travel time reliability, which may be within or near
21.2the project limits, or both;
21.3(4) improvements to traffic safety;
21.4(5) connections to regional trade centers, local highway systems, and other
21.5transportation modes;
21.6(6) the extent to which the project addresses multiple transportation system policy
21.7objectives and principles; and
21.8(7) support and consensus for the project among members of the surrounding
21.9community.
21.10(d) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner may divide funding
21.11to be separately available among projects within each classification under subdivision 3
21.12and may apply separate or modified criteria among those projects falling within each
21.13classification.
21.14    Subd. 6. Funding allocations; operations and maintenance. In identifying the
21.15amount of funding allocated to a project under the program, the commissioner may
21.16include allocations of funds for operations and maintenance resulting from that project
21.17that are assigned in future years following completion of the project, subject to available
21.18funds for the program in those years from eligible sources.
21.19    Subd. 7. Legislative report; evaluation. (a) By January 15, 2014, and annually
21.20by November 1 starting in 2015, the commissioner shall electronically submit a report
21.21on the corridors of commerce program to the chairs and ranking minority members of
21.22the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a
21.23minimum, the report must include:
21.24(1) a summary of program implementation, including a review of the project
21.25selection process, eligibility and criteria, funds expended in the previous selection cycle,
21.26and total funds expended since program inception;
21.27(2) a listing of projects funded under the program in the previous selection cycle,
21.28including: (i) project classification; (ii) a breakdown of project costs and funding sources;
21.29(iii) any future operating costs assigned under subdivision 6; and (iv) a brief description
21.30that is comprehensible to a lay audience;
21.31(3) a listing of candidate project recommendations required under subdivision 5,
21.32paragraph (b), including project classification and disposition in the selection process;
21.33(4) financial analysis of unfunded candidate projects; and
21.34(5) any recommendations for changes to statutory requirements of the program.
21.35(b) Starting in 2017 and in every odd-numbered year thereafter, the commissioner
21.36shall incorporate into the report the results of an independent evaluation of impacts and
22.1effectiveness of the program. The evaluation must be performed by agency staff or a
22.2consultant. The individual or individuals performing the evaluation must have experience
22.3in program evaluation, but must not be regularly involved in the program's implementation.
22.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

22.5    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.20, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
22.6    Subd. 3. Trunk highway fund appropriations. The commissioner may expend
22.7trunk highway funds only for trunk highway purposes. Payment of expenses related
22.8to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory, Explore Minnesota Tourism kiosks,
22.9Minnesota Safety Council, tort claims, driver education programs, Emergency Medical
22.10Services Board, Mississippi River Parkway Commission, payments to MN.IT Services in
22.11excess of actual costs incurred for trunk highway purposes, and personnel costs incurred
22.12on behalf of the Governor's Office do not further a highway purpose and do not aid in the
22.13construction, improvement, or maintenance of the highway system.

22.14    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.44, is amended by adding a subdivision
22.15to read:
22.16    Subd. 12. Periodic review; appropriation. (a) The commissioner shall examine
22.17all real property owned by the state and under the custodial control of the department
22.18to identify whether any may be (1) no longer needed, and (2) suitable for sale or some
22.19other means of disposal.
22.20(b) From the proceeds of the sale of land under this subdivision, there is annually
22.21appropriated from the trunk highway fund to the commissioner an amount sufficient to
22.22carry out the requirements of this subdivision and related activities under this section and
22.23sections 117.135, 117.226, 161.16, 161.23, 161.43, 161.431, 161.433, 161.442, and 272.68.
22.24(c) The commissioner shall report the findings under paragraph (a), and on revenues
22.25and expenditures under this subdivision, to the legislative committees with jurisdiction
22.26over transportation policy and finance by March 1, 2015, and March 1, 2017. The report
22.27may be submitted electronically.

22.28    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.01, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
22.29    Subd. 6a. High-value vehicle. "High-value vehicle" means a vehicle that had an
22.30actual cash value in excess of $5,000 $9,000 before being damaged, or a vehicle with a
22.31manufacturer's rating of over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight that is not a late-model
22.32vehicle.

23.1    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
23.2    Subd. 2. Person less than 18 years of age. (a) Notwithstanding any provision
23.3in subdivision 1 to the contrary, the department may issue an instruction permit to an
23.4applicant who is 15, 16, or 17 years of age and who:
23.5(1) has completed a course of driver education in another state, has a previously
23.6issued valid license from another state, or is enrolled in either:
23.7(i) a public, private, or commercial driver education program that is approved by
23.8the commissioner of public safety and that includes classroom and behind-the-wheel
23.9training; or
23.10(ii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education program when the student is
23.11receiving full-time instruction in a home school within the meaning of sections 120A.22
23.12and 120A.24, the student is working toward a homeschool diploma, the student is taking
23.13home-classroom driver training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner
23.14of public safety, and the student's parent has certified the student's homeschool and
23.15home-classroom driver training status on the form approved by the commissioner;
23.16(2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the driver education program
23.17 or has completed 15 hours of classroom instruction in a program that presents classroom
23.18and behind-the-wheel instruction concurrently;
23.19(3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight;
23.20(4) has passed a department-administered test of the applicant's knowledge of traffic
23.21laws;
23.22(5) has completed the required application, which must be approved by (i) either
23.23parent when both reside in the same household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise,
23.24then (ii) the parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event there is no
23.25court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or spouse of the parent with whom the minor
23.26is living or, if items (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody of the
23.27minor, (v) the foster parent or the director of the transitional living program in which the
23.28child resides or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has no living father, mother,
23.29or guardian, or is married or otherwise legally emancipated, then (vi) the applicant's
23.30adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; provided, that the approval
23.31required by this clause contains a verification of the age of the applicant and the identity of
23.32the parent, guardian, adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; and
23.33(6) has paid the fee all fees required in section 171.06, subdivision 2.
23.34(b) For the purposes of determining compliance with the certification of paragraph
23.35(a), clause (1), item (ii), the commissioner may request verification of a student's
24.1homeschool status from the superintendent of the school district in which the student
24.2resides and the superintendent shall provide that verification.
24.3(c) The instruction permit is valid for two years from the date of application and
24.4may be renewed upon payment of a fee equal to the fee for issuance of an instruction
24.5permit under section 171.06, subdivision 2.
24.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 1, 2013.

24.7    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.05, is amended by adding a subdivision
24.8to read:
24.9    Subd. 4. Rulemaking. The commissioner shall adopt rules to carry out the
24.10provisions of subdivision 2.
24.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

24.12    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
24.13    Subd. 4. Fee; equipment. (a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee of $5 $8
24.14 for each application. Except as provided in paragraph (c), the fee shall cover all expenses
24.15involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the department the applications and
24.16fees required under sections 171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and
24.17171.07 , subdivisions 3 and 3a.
24.18(b) The statutory fees and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid
24.19by credit card or debit card. The driver's license agent may collect a convenience fee on
24.20the statutory fees and filing fees not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or
24.21debit card transaction. The convenience fee must be used to pay the cost of processing
24.22credit card and debit card transactions. The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer
24.23this paragraph using the exempt procedures of section 14.386, except that section 14.386,
24.24paragraph (b), does not apply.
24.25(c) The department shall maintain the photo identification equipment for all
24.26agents appointed as of January 1, 2000. Upon the retirement, resignation, death, or
24.27discontinuance of an existing agent, and if a new agent is appointed in an existing office
24.28pursuant to Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and notwithstanding the above or Minnesota
24.29Rules, part 7404.0400, the department shall provide and maintain photo identification
24.30equipment without additional cost to a newly appointed agent in that office if the office
24.31was provided the equipment by the department before January 1, 2000. All photo
24.32identification equipment must be compatible with standards established by the department.
25.1(d) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county board must be paid into
25.2the county treasury and credited to the general revenue fund of the county. An agent who
25.3is not an employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of county employment
25.4or salary and is considered an independent contractor for pension purposes, coverage
25.5under the Minnesota State Retirement System, or membership in the Public Employees
25.6Retirement Association.
25.7(e) Before the end of the first working day following the final day of the reporting
25.8period established by the department, the agent must forward to the department all
25.9applications and fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in paragraph
25.10(d).
25.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2014.

25.12    Sec. 8. [174.12] TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
25.13PROGRAM.
25.14    Subdivision 1. Program established. (a) The commissioners of transportation and
25.15employment and economic development shall develop and implement a transportation
25.16economic development program as provided in this section that provides financial
25.17assistance on a geographically balanced basis through competitive grants for projects in
25.18all modes of transportation that provide measurable local, regional, or statewide economic
25.19benefit.
25.20(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic
25.21development may provide financial assistance for a transportation project at their
25.22discretion, subject to the requirements of this section.
25.23    Subd. 2. Transportation economic development accounts. (a) A transportation
25.24economic development account is established in the special revenue fund under the
25.25budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation
25.26finance. Money in the account may be expended only as appropriated by law. The account
25.27may not contain money transferred or otherwise provided from the trunk highway fund.
25.28(b) A transportation economic development account is established in the trunk
25.29highway fund. The account consists of funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise
25.30provided to the account.
25.31    Subd. 3. Program administration. In implementing the transportation economic
25.32development program, the commissioners of transportation and employment and
25.33economic development shall make reasonable efforts to (1) publicize each solicitation for
25.34applications among all eligible recipients, and (2) provide technical and informational
25.35assistance in creating and submitting applications.
26.1    Subd. 4. Economic impact performance measures. The commissioner of
26.2employment and economic development shall develop economic impact performance
26.3measures to analyze projects for which financial assistance under this section is being
26.4applied for or has been previously provided.
26.5    Subd. 5. Financial assistance; criteria. The commissioners of transportation and
26.6employment and economic development shall establish criteria for evaluating projects
26.7for financial assistance under this section. At a minimum, the criteria must provide an
26.8objective method to prioritize and select projects on the basis of:
26.9(1) the extent to which the project provides measurable economic benefit;
26.10(2) consistency with relevant state and local transportation plans;
26.11(3) the availability and commitment of funding or in-kind assistance for the project
26.12from nonpublic sources;
26.13(4) the need for the project as part of the overall transportation system;
26.14(5) the extent to which completion of the project will improve the movement of
26.15people and freight; and
26.16(6) geographic balance as required under subdivision 7, paragraph (b).
26.17    Subd. 6. Financial assistance; project evaluation process. (a) Following the
26.18criteria established under subdivision 5, the commissioner of employment and economic
26.19development shall (1) evaluate proposed projects, and (2) certify those that may receive
26.20financial assistance.
26.21(b) As part of the project evaluation process, the commissioner of transportation
26.22shall certify that a project constitutes an eligible and appropriate transportation project.
26.23    Subd. 7. Financial assistance; awards. (a) The financial assistance awarded by the
26.24commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development may not
26.25exceed 70 percent of a project's total costs.
26.26(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development
26.27shall ensure that financial assistance is provided in a manner that is balanced throughout
26.28the state, including with respect to (1) the number of projects receiving funding in a
26.29particular geographic location or region of the state, and (2) the total amount of financial
26.30assistance provided for projects in a particular geographic location or region of the state.
26.31    Subd. 8. Legislative report. (a) By February 1 of each odd-numbered year, the
26.32commissioner of transportation, with assistance from the commissioner of employment
26.33and economic development, shall submit a report on the transportation economic
26.34development program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
26.35committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance and economic
26.36development policy and finance.
27.1(b) At a minimum, the report must:
27.2(1) summarize the requirements and implementation of the transportation economic
27.3development program established in this section;
27.4(2) review the criteria and economic impact performance measures used for
27.5evaluation, prioritization, and selection of projects;
27.6(3) provide a brief overview of each project that received financial assistance under
27.7the program, which must at a minimum identify:
27.8(i) basic project characteristics, such as funding recipient, geographic location,
27.9and type of transportation modes served;
27.10(ii) sources and respective amounts of project funding; and
27.11(iii) the degree of economic benefit anticipated or observed, following the economic
27.12impact performance measures established under subdivision 4;
27.13(4) identify the allocation of funds, including but not limited to a breakdown of total
27.14project funds by transportation mode, the amount expended for administrative costs, and
27.15the amount transferred to the transportation economic development assistance account;
27.16(5) evaluate the overall economic impact of the program consistent with the
27.17accountability measurement requirements under section 116J.997; and
27.18(6) provide recommendations for any legislative changes related to the program.

27.19    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.40, is amended by adding a subdivision
27.20to read:
27.21    Subd. 7a. Related non-infrastructure activities. (a) The commissioner may not
27.22expend an appropriation from the bond proceeds fund, or provide financial assistance from
27.23an appropriation from the bond proceeds fund, for the purposes specified in this subdivision.
27.24(b) Subject to appropriations made specifically for the purposes of this subdivision,
27.25the commissioner may expend funds for non-infrastructure activities to encourage walking
27.26and bicycling to school, including:
27.27(1) planning activities;
27.28(2) public awareness campaigns and outreach to press and community leaders;
27.29(3) traffic education and enforcement in the vicinity of schools;
27.30(4) student sessions on bicycle and pedestrian safety, health, and the environment; and
27.31(5) financial assistance for training, volunteers, and managers of safe routes to
27.32school programs.

27.33    Sec. 10. [174.42] TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROJECTS.
28.1    Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section, "transportation alternatives"
28.2means those projects identified in the state transportation improvement program having
28.3(1) a program category of bike trail, enhancement, or recreational trail; (2) any program
28.4category that is substantially similar to a category identified in clause (1); or (3) a route
28.5system category of ped/bike.
28.6    Subd. 2. Funding requirement. In each federal fiscal year, the commissioner
28.7shall obtain a total amount in federal authorizations for reimbursement on transportation
28.8alternatives projects that is equal to or greater than the annual average of federal
28.9authorizations on transportation alternatives projects calculated over the preceding four
28.10federal fiscal years.

28.11    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.1651, is amended to read:
28.12219.1651 GRADE CROSSING SAFETY ACCOUNT.
28.13A Minnesota grade crossing safety account is created in the special revenue fund,
28.14consisting of money credited to the account by law. Money in the account is appropriated
28.15to the commissioner of transportation for rail-highway grade crossing safety projects
28.16on public streets and highways, including engineering costs. At the discretion of the
28.17commissioner of transportation, money in the account at the end of each fiscal year cancels
28.18 biennium may cancel to the trunk highway fund.

28.19    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
28.20    Subd. 2. Responsibilities. (a) The division shall be responsible and shall utilize
28.21state employees for security and public information services in state-owned buildings and
28.22state leased-to-own buildings in the Capitol area, as described in section 15B.02;. It shall
28.23provide such personnel as are required by the circumstances to insure the orderly conduct
28.24of state business and the convenience of the public.
28.25(b) As part of the division permanent staff, the director must establish the position of
28.26emergency manager that includes, at a minimum, the following duties:
28.27(1) oversight of the consolidation, development, and maintenance of plans and
28.28procedures that provide continuity of security operations;
28.29(2) the development and implementation of tenant training that addresses threats
28.30and emergency procedures; and
28.31(3) the development and implementation of threat and emergency exercises.
28.32(c) The director must provide a minimum of one state trooper assigned to the Capitol
28.33complex at all times.
29.1(d) The director, in consultation with the advisory committee under section 299E.04,
29.2shall, at least annually, hold a meeting or meetings to discuss, among other issues, Capitol
29.3complex security, emergency planning, public safety, and public access to the Capitol
29.4complex. The meetings must include, at a minimum:
29.5(1) Capitol complex tenants and state employees;
29.6(2) nongovernmental entities, such as lobbyists, vendors, and the media; and
29.7(3) the public and public advocacy groups.

29.8    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
29.9    Subd. 3. Powers and duties transferred. All powers, duties and responsibilities
29.10heretofore assigned by law to the commissioner of administration relating to the general
29.11function of security in such Capitol complex state-owned buildings are hereby transferred
29.12to the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety shall have
29.13the final authority regarding public safety and security in the Capitol complex. The
29.14commissioner of administration shall have the powers, duties, and responsibilities relating
29.15to the Capitol complex state-owned buildings as provided under chapter 16B.

29.16    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 398A.10, is amended by adding a
29.17subdivision to read:
29.18    Subd. 4. Definition. For purposes of this section, "project" means the initial
29.19construction of a minimum operable segment of a new light rail transit or commuter rail
29.20line, but does not include infill stations, project enhancements, extensions, or supportive
29.21infrastructure constructed after the rail transit line is operational.
29.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

29.23    Sec. 15. Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1, the effective date, is amended to read:
29.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment,
29.25and expires on June 30, 2013 2016.
29.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

29.27    Sec. 16. CENTRAL CORRIDOR LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; CENTRAL
29.28STATION ACCESSIBILITY.
29.29(a) For purposes of this section:
29.30(1) "city" means the city of St. Paul;
30.1(2) "council" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
30.2subdivision 3; and
30.3(3) "pedestrian skyway system" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes,
30.4section 469.125, subdivision 4.
30.5(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for the Central Station on the
30.6Central Corridor light rail transit line, the council and city shall include construction or
30.7establishment of access to a pedestrian skyway system as part of the initial transit line
30.8construction project. The council and city shall ensure that public access to the pedestrian
30.9skyway system is provided by an elevator located at the site of the station.
30.10(c) The council and city shall meet the requirements under this section at the time of
30.11initial construction of the Central Corridor light rail transit line and the Central Station.
30.12EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.As to the Metropolitan Council, this
30.13section is effective the day following final enactment and applies in the counties of
30.14Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. As to the city of St.
30.15Paul, this section is effective the day after the city council of the city of St. Paul and its
30.16chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section
30.17645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.

30.18    Sec. 17. BUS RAPID TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORIZED.
30.19Washington County Regional Rail Authority may exercise the powers conferred
30.20by Minnesota Statutes, section 398A.04, to plan, establish, acquire, develop, construct,
30.21purchase, enlarge, extend, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate, and protect a bus
30.22rapid transit system located within Washington County on transitways included in and
30.23approved by the Metropolitan Council's 2030 Transportation Policy Plan, including the
30.24Rush Line, Highway 36, Gateway, and Red Rock transit corridors.
30.25EFFECTIVE DATE.Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, subdivision
30.261, paragraph (a), this section is effective without local approval the day following final
30.27enactment.

30.28    Sec. 18. MARKED INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35E PROJECTS; TRAIL
30.29MITIGATION.
30.30(a) For purposes of this section, "35E corridor projects" means those projects for
30.31construction or reconstruction of marked Interstate Highway 35E between downtown
30.32St. Paul and the vicinity of marked Interstate Highway 694, that are under design,
30.33engineering, or construction on the effective date of this act or within the subsequent three
31.1years. The term includes but is not limited to the projects identified by the commissioner
31.2of transportation as the Cayuga project and the MnPASS project.
31.3(b) The commissioner of transportation shall include in the 35E corridor projects
31.4the following components:
31.5(1) creation of a continuous separated bicycle and pedestrian path within the
31.6right-of-way of the projects, located on the east side of marked Interstate Highway 35E,
31.7from Cayuga Street to Arlington Avenue;
31.8(2) retention, at a minimum, of the same number of trail connector facilities designed
31.9for exclusive use of bicyclists and pedestrians between the Gateway State Trail and the
31.10east side of marked Interstate Highway 35E over the length of the 35E corridor projects;
31.11(3) establishment of reasonable access points to the facilities identified in clauses (1)
31.12and (2) over the length of the 35E corridor projects; and
31.13(4) retention or reconstruction of any portion of the Gateway State Trail impacted by
31.14the 35E corridor projects.
31.15(c) In implementing the requirements under this section, the commissioner shall
31.16conform with a bicycle master plan developed by the city of St. Paul.

31.17    Sec. 19. MARKED INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35W PROJECT; NOISE
31.18BARRIERS.
31.19The commissioner of transportation may not include or approve inclusion of noise
31.20barriers in the trunk highway project to add interchange access on marked Interstate
31.21Highway 35W at 4th Street South and add an auxiliary lane in Minneapolis. As
31.22appropriate, the commissioner shall program trunk highway funds made available as a
31.23result of this section.
31.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

31.25    Sec. 20. MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 1
31.26CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
31.27(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation must
31.28select either the M-1 or the E-2 layout, as identified in the alternatives analysis conducted
31.29by the Department of Transportation, or variations of the M-1 or E-2 layouts, for the
31.30project involving the relocation of marked U.S. Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia.
31.31(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation
31.32must select the South Route layout, as identified and selected in 2010 as the preferred
31.33alternative, for the project involving marked U.S. Highway 169 between Tower and Ely.
32.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

32.2    Sec. 21. TRANSITWAY EXPANSION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.
32.3(a) For purposes of this section, "transitway" includes but is not limited to light rail
32.4transit; commuter rail; bus rapid transit, whether arterial or highway; and streetcars.
32.5(b) From funds appropriated by law for the purposes of this section, the Metropolitan
32.6Council shall, in consultation with interested stakeholders, develop an implementation
32.7plan for accelerated development of transitways in the metropolitan area.
32.8(c) At a minimum, the plan must:
32.9(1) address implementation management issues and identify roles, responsibilities,
32.10and lead agencies for each component of the plan;
32.11(2) create a program of transitway projects to develop and construct in a concurrent
32.12manner under the plan;
32.13(3) establish a timeline and preliminary schedule for coordinated and accelerated
32.14project development of the transitways;
32.15(4) establish a financial plan that includes but is not limited to:
32.16(i) identification of capital and operating costs for each transitway;
32.17(ii) allocation of cost shares; and
32.18(iii) a proposal for fully funding the plan; and
32.19(5) identify any legislative changes relevant to the plan.
32.20(d) By January 15, 2014, the Metropolitan Council shall submit an electronic copy
32.21of the implementation plan to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
32.22committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance, as provided under
32.23Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195, subdivision 1.

32.24    Sec. 22. REPEALER.
32.25(a) Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.04, subdivision 6, is repealed.
32.26(b) Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.285, subdivision 8, is repealed.

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