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HF 1708

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/10/2015 03:22pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to metropolitan government; changing the composition and role of the
Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2014, section 473.146, subdivisions 3, 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.146, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Development guide: transportation.

The transportation chapter must
include policies relating to all transportation forms and be designed to promote the
legislative determinations, policies, and goals set forth in section 473.371. In addition to
the requirements of subdivision 1 regarding the contents of the policy plan, the nontransit
element of the transportation chapter must include the following:

(1) a statement of the needs and problems of the metropolitan area with respect to
the functions covered, including the present and prospective demand for and constraints
on access to regional business concentrations and other major activity centers and the
constraints on and acceptable levels of development and vehicular trip generation at
such centers;

(2) the objectives of and the policies to be forwarded by the policy plan;

(3) a general description of the physical facilities and services to be developed;

(4) a statement as to the general location of physical facilities and service areas;

(5) a general statement of timing and priorities in the development of those physical
facilities and service areas;

(6) a detailed statement, updated every two years, of timing and priorities for
improvements and expenditures needed on the metropolitan highway system;

(7) a general statement on the level of public expenditure appropriate to the
facilities; and

(8) a long-range assessment of air transportation trends and factors that may affect
airport development in the metropolitan area and policies and strategies that will ensure
a comprehensive, coordinated, and timely investigation and evaluation of alternatives
for airport development.

The council shall develop the nontransit element in consultation with deleted text beginthe
transportation advisory board and
deleted text end the Metropolitan Airports Commission and cities
having an airport located within or adjacent to its corporate boundariesnew text begin, subject to
review and approval by the Transportation Advisory Board
new text end. The council shall also take
into consideration the airport development and operations plans and activities of the
commission. new text beginThe Transportation Advisory Board shall amend the nontransit element as
necessary and approve the final language.
new text endnew text begin Following board approval, new text endthe council shall
new text beginamend the nontransit element to reflect the approved language and new text endtransmit the results
to the state Department of Transportation.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.146, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Transportation planning.

(a) The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin Transportation
Advisory Board
new text end is the designated planning agency for any long-range comprehensive
transportation planning required by section 134 of the Federal Highway Act of 1962,
Section 4 of Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 and Section 112 of Federal Aid
Highway Act of 1973 and other federal transportation laws. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin boardnew text end shall
assure administration and coordination of transportation planning with appropriate state,
regionalnew text begin,new text end and other agencies, counties, and municipalities.

(b) deleted text beginThe council shall establish an advisory body consisting of citizens and
representatives of municipalities, counties, and state agencies in fulfillment of the planning
responsibilities of the council.
deleted text end The membership of the deleted text beginadvisory bodydeleted text endnew text begin boardnew text end must consist of:

(1) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;

(2) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner's
designee;

(3) deleted text beginone memberdeleted text endnew text begin the chairnew text end of the Metropolitan Airports Commission deleted text beginappointed by
the commission
deleted text end;

new text begin (4) the chair of the Metropolitan Council;
new text end

deleted text begin (4) one person appointed by the council to represent nonmotorized transportation;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) one person appointed by the commissioner of transportation to represent the
freight transportation industry;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) two persons appointed by the council to represent public transit;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) tendeleted text endnew text begin (5) ninenew text end elected officials of cities within the metropolitan area, including
one representative from each first-class city,new text begin and one representative from each of the
seven counties in the metropolitan area
new text end appointed by the Association of Metropolitan
Municipalities;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (8) one memberdeleted text endnew text begin (6) two membersnew text end of the county board of each county in the
seven-county metropolitan area, appointed by the respective county boardsdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (9) eight citizens appointed by the council, one from each council precinct; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10) one member of the council, appointed by the council.
deleted text end

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin boardnew text end shall appoint a chair from among deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin itsnew text end members deleted text beginof the advisory
body
deleted text end.

new text begin (c) The board shall establish a weighted voting formula that shall be used for all
board decisions.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Metropolitan Council shall be responsible for initial drafting of the
transportation policy plan and the transportation improvement program. The board shall
amend the transportation policy plan and the transportation improvement program as
necessary, and approve the final language. Following board approval, the Metropolitan
Council shall amend the transportation policy plan and the transportation improvement
program to reflect the approved language.
new text end

new text begin (e) The Metropolitan Council shall provide the board with sufficient funding to
employ all necessary support staff.
new text end