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HF 1479

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

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Introduction Posted on 02/28/2007

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; creating transit fund and transportation endowment
fund; rejecting rebate plan; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2006, sections 16A.1522, subdivision 1; 16A.88; 162.07, subdivision 1, by
adding subdivisions; 174.24, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.1522, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Forecast.

If, on the basis of a forecast of general fund revenues and
expenditures in November of an even-numbered year or February of an odd-numbered
year, the commissioner projects a positive unrestricted budgetary general fund balance
at the close of the biennium that exceeds one-half of one percent of total general fund
biennial revenues, new text begin25 percent of the entire balance is appropriated from the general fund
to the commissioner of finance for transfer to the transportation endowment fund.
new text endThe
commissioner shall designate the deleted text beginentiredeleted text endnew text begin remainingnew text end balance as available for rebate to the
taxpayers of this state.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.88, is amended to read:


16A.88 TRANSIT deleted text beginFUNDSdeleted text endnew text begin FUNDnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

new text begin Transit fund. new text end

new text begin A transit fund is established within the state treasury.
The fund receives money distributed under section 160.96 and other money as specified by
law. Money in the fund must be allocated to the greater Minnesota transit account under
subdivision 2 and the metropolitan area transit account under subdivision 3, and must be
used for public transit assistance purposes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

Greater Minnesota transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end.

The greater Minnesota transit
deleted text begin funddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is established within the deleted text beginstate treasurydeleted text endnew text begin transit fundnew text end. Money in the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin
account
new text end is annually appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for assistance to
new text begin public new text endtransit systems outside the metropolitan area under section 174.24. deleted text beginBeginning in
fiscal year 2003,
deleted text end The commissioner may use up to $400,000 each year for administration
of the transit program. The commissioner shall use the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end for transit operations
as provided in section 174.24 and related program administration.

Subd. deleted text begin2deleted text endnew text begin 3new text end.

Metropolitan area transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end.

The metropolitan area transit
deleted text begin funddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is established within the deleted text beginstate treasurydeleted text endnew text begin transit fundnew text end. All money in the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin
account
new text end is annually appropriated to the Metropolitan Council for the funding of new text beginpublic
new text endtransit systems within the metropolitan area under sections 473.384, 473.387, 473.388,
and 473.405 to 473.449.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Metropolitan area transit appropriation account. deleted text end

deleted text begin The metropolitan
area transit appropriation account is established within the general fund. Money in the
account is to be used for the funding of transit systems in the metropolitan area, subject to
legislative appropriation.
deleted text end

TRANSPORTATION ENDOWMENT FUND

Sec. 3.

new text begin [160.95] CREATION OF FUND.
new text end

new text begin The transportation endowment fund is created as an account in the state treasury to
receive money as specified by law. The State Board of Investment shall invest the fund
under section 11A.24. All earnings of the fund must be credited to the fund.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [160.96] USE OF FUND.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Annual transfer. new text end

new text begin On July 1 of each year, an amount equal to five
percent of the market value of the fund on the preceding July 1 is appropriated from the
transportation endowment fund to the commissioner of finance for transfer to the funds
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Highway user tax distribution fund. new text end

new text begin Sixty percent of the amount
transferred must be credited to the highway user tax distribution fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Transit fund. new text end

new text begin Forty percent of the amount transferred must be credited to
the transit fund and allocated three percent to the greater Minnesota transit account and 37
percent to the metropolitan area transit account.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 162.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginFormuladeleted text endnew text begin Apportionment sum and excess sumnew text end.

deleted text beginAfter deducting for
administrative costs and for the disaster account and research account and state park roads
as heretofore provided, the remainder of
deleted text end new text begin(a) new text endThe total sum provided for in section 162.06,
subdivision 1
, deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end identified as the apportionment sum and deleted text beginshall be apportioned
by the commissioner to the several counties on the basis of the needs of the counties as
determined in accordance with the following formula:
deleted text end new text beginthe excess sum.
new text end

deleted text begin (a) An amount equal to ten percent of the apportionment sum shall be apportioned
equally among the 87 counties
deleted text endnew text begin (b) The excess sum is the sum of revenue to the county
state-aid highway fund attributable to transfers from the transportation endowment fund
new text end.

deleted text begin (b) An amount equal to ten percent of the apportionment sum shall be apportioned
among the several counties so that each county shall receive of such amount the
percentage that its motor vehicle registration for the calendar year preceding the one last
past, determined by residence of registrants, bears to the total statewide motor vehicle
registration
deleted text endnew text begin (c) The apportionment sum is the remainder after subtracting the excess sum
from the total sum
new text end.

deleted text begin (c) An amount equal to 30 percent of the apportionment sum shall be apportioned
among the several counties so that each county shall receive of such amount the percentage
that its total lane-miles of approved county state-aid highways bears to the total lane-miles
of approved statewide county state-aid highways. In 1997 and subsequent years no county
may receive, as a result of an apportionment under this clause based on lane-miles rather
than miles of approved county state-aid highways, an apportionment that is less than its
apportionment in 1996.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) An amount equal to 50 percent of the apportionment sum shall be apportioned
among the several counties so that each county shall receive of such amount the percentage
that its money needs bears to the sum of the money needs of all of the individual counties;
provided, that the percentage of such amount that each county is to receive shall be
adjusted so that each county shall receive in 1958 a total apportionment at least ten
percent greater than its total 1956 apportionments from the state road and bridge fund;
and provided further that those counties whose money needs are thus adjusted shall
never receive a percentage of the apportionment sum less than the percentage that such
county received in 1958.
deleted text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 162.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Apportionment sum. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall allocate the apportionment
sum among the several counties on the basis of the needs of the counties as follows:
new text end

new text begin (a) An amount equal to ten percent must be apportioned equally among the 87
counties.
new text end

new text begin (b) An amount equal to ten percent must be apportioned among the several
counties so that each county receives the percentage of that amount that its motor vehicle
registration for the calendar year preceding the one last past, determined by residence of
registrants, bears to the total statewide motor vehicle registration.
new text end

new text begin (c) An amount equal to 30 percent must be apportioned among the several counties
so that each county receives the percentage of that amount that its total lane-miles of
approved county state-aid highways bears to the total lane-miles of approved statewide
county state-aid highways. In 1997 and subsequent years no county may receive, as a
result of an apportionment under this paragraph based on lane-miles rather than miles of
approved county state-aid highways, an apportionment that is less than its apportionment
in 1996.
new text end

new text begin (d) An amount equal to 50 percent must be apportioned among the several counties
so that each county receives the percentage of that amount that its money needs bears to
the sum of the money needs of all of the individual counties.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 162.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Excess sum. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall apportion the excess sum among
the several counties on the basis of the needs of the counties as follows:
new text end

new text begin (a) An amount equal to 40 percent must be apportioned among the several counties
so that each county receives the percentage of that amount that its motor vehicle
registration for the calendar year preceding the one last past, determined by residence of
registrants, bears to the total statewide motor vehicle registration.
new text end

new text begin (b) An amount equal to 60 percent must be apportioned among the several counties
so that each county receives the percentage of that amount that its money needs bears to
the sum of the money needs of all of the individual counties.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose.

A public transit participation program is
established to carry out the objectives stated in section 174.21 by providing financial
assistance from the state, including the greater Minnesota transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end established
in section 16A.88, to eligible recipients outside of the metropolitan area.

Sec. 9. new text beginREJECTION OF REBATE PLAN.
new text end

new text begin The governor's plan to rebate the positive unrestricted budgetary general fund
balance to the taxpayers under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.1522, subdivision 2, is
rejected.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Twenty-five percent of the positive unrestricted budgetary general fund balance at
the close of the biennium, based on the February 2007 forecast of general fund revenues
and expenditures, is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of finance for
transfer to the transportation endowment fund.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1; and 4, subdivision 1, are effective July 1, 2008. Sections 2; 3; 4,
subdivisions 2 and 3; 5 to 8; and 10, are effective July 1, 2007. Section 9 is effective the
day following final enactment.
new text end