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HF 1797

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:55am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; providing for receipt and appropriation of federal
economic recovery funds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 161.36, by
adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 161.36, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Economic recovery funds. new text end

new text begin (a) All federal funds made available to
the commissioner under title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009, Public Law 111-5, and designated for transportation purposes, including but not
limited to assistance for highways and bridges, transit, aeronautics, ports, and railroads,
are appropriated to the commissioner from the trunk highway fund or the federal fund,
as appropriate. This appropriation includes any funds not initially made available to the
commissioner under the act, including but not limited to competitive grant awards and
funds made available in addition to the amount expected on the effective date of this
section. The money is available until expended.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall make every reasonable effort to seek and utilize all
funds available under title XII of the act.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall expend funds appropriated under this subdivision in
conformance with federal requirements established in association with use of the funds.
The commissioner may expend up to 17 percent of the funds for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin (d) Notwithstanding section 360.305, subdivision 4, no local contribution is required
for eligible aeronautics project elements funded by a federal grant-in-aid through the act.
new text end

new text begin (e) Within two weeks of submitting each report to the United States Department of
Transportation as required for the federal aid under this subdivision, the commissioner
shall submit a corresponding report to the chairs and ranking members of the house of
representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and
finance. The corresponding report must contain (1) a copy of the report submitted to
the United States Department of Transportation, and (2) information on the geographic
distribution of projects funded under this subdivision, which at a minimum specifies
the amount provided for highways and bridges, transit, aeronautics, ports, and railroads
within each of the department's districts.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment,
and expires on June 30, 2013.
new text end