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HF 1993

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/08/2021 02:23pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; terminating operations of the Northstar Commuter Rail
service; requiring termination of all agreements and selling of all remaining assets
related to Northstar Commuter Rail.

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

Section 1. new text beginTERMINATION OF NORTHSTAR COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
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new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.
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new text begin (c) "Council" means the Metropolitan Council.
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new text begin (d) "Northstar" means the Northstar Commuter Rail line that provides rail passenger
service between downtown Minneapolis and Big Lake, including stops in Fridley, Coon
Rapids, Anoka, Ramsey, and Elk River.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Service terminated. new text end

new text begin The council shall immediately terminate all services related
to Northstar, including stopping all passenger service, closing all stations, and ending law
enforcement services provided by the Metropolitan Transit Police along the route.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Agreements terminated. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner and the council shall
immediately terminate all memorandums of understanding, joint powers agreements,
contracts, or any other agreement entered into with any public or private entity pursuant to
Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.82 and 473.4057, for the planning, development,
construction, operation, or maintenance of Northstar.
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new text begin (b) Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 473.4057, subdivision 5, the commissioner
shall immediately terminate any lease, license, assignment, right of access, or other agreement
provided to the council to develop, operate, and maintain Northstar.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Assets sold; disposition of proceeds. new text end

new text begin (a) The council shall immediately convey
ownership in any real or personal property related to Northstar that was previously owned
and conveyed by the commissioner or Department of Transportation under Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.4075, subdivision 5, back to the commissioner.
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new text begin (b) The council and the commissioner shall immediately sell or otherwise dispose of all
assets related to Northstar, including but not limited to equipment, supplies, materials,
rolling stock, facilities, improvements, personal property, and real property.
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new text begin (c) All sales and disposition of real and personal property under this subdivision shall
be conducted pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.2975.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Appropriation cancellation. new text end

new text begin Any unspent funds remaining from the
appropriation under Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 2, paragraph (b), shall immediately cancel to the general fund.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the following final enactment.
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