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HF 2214

4th Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/15/2014 04:28pm

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; making technical changes to provisions affecting the
Department of Transportation; clarifying contract and project requirements;
designating the Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge; providing bridge
inspection authority in certain instances; modifying U-turn rules; modifying
requirements for covered farm vehicles; extending an expiration date; providing
an hours of service exemption; requiring user financing for a certain parking
facility; modifying reporting requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 16A.124, subdivision 5; 161.14, by adding a subdivision; 161.32,
subdivision 5; 162.06, subdivision 1; 162.081, subdivision 4; 162.12, subdivision
1; 165.03, subdivision 3; 165.12, subdivision 1; 169.19, subdivision 2; 169.771,
subdivision 2; 169.781, subdivision 10; 169.782, subdivision 4; 169.865,
subdivision 2; 171.02, subdivision 2; 171.03; 174.37, subdivision 6; 221.031, by
adding subdivisions; 331A.12; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections
161.44, subdivision 1a; 169.19, subdivision 1; 174.12, subdivision 2; Laws 2013,
chapter 127, section 67; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.115,
subdivision 240; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 221.0314,
subdivision 9a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.124, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Payment of interest on late payments required.

(a) A state agency
shall pay interest to a vendor for undisputed billings when the agency has not paid the
billing within 30 days following receipt of the invoice, merchandise, or service whichever
is later. A negotiated contract or agreement between a vendor and a state agency which
requires an audit by the state agency prior to acceptance and payment of the vendor's
invoice shall not be considered past due until 30 days after the completion of the audit by
the state agency. Before any interest payment is made, the vendor must invoice the state
agency for such interest.new text begin For a construction contract utilizing partial payments based on an
engineer's estimate or a payment application approved by an architect, an invoice includes
an engineer's estimate or a payment application, as applicable, if made in regular intervals
that are: (1) as specified in the contract, and (2) no less frequent than once per month.
new text end

(b) The rate of interest paid by the agency on undisputed bills not paid within 30
days shall be 1-1/2 percent per month or any part thereof.

(c) All interest penalties and collection costs must be paid from the agency's current
operating budget. No agency may seek to increase its appropriation for the purpose of
obtaining funds to pay interest penalties or collection costs.

(d) Any vendor who prevails in a civil action to collect interest penalties from a state
agency shall be awarded its costs and disbursements, including attorney's fees, incurred
in bringing the actions.

(e) No interest penalties may accrue against an agency that delays payment of a bill
due to a disagreement with the vendor; provided, that the dispute must be settled within 30
days after the bill became overdue. Upon the resolution of the dispute, the agency must
pay the vendor accrued interest on all proper invoices for which payment was not received
within the applicable time limit contained in subdivision 3.new text begin No interest penalties accrue
under this section against an agency for claims made by a contractor under a construction
contract.
new text end

(f) The minimum monthly interest penalty payment that a state agency shall pay a
vendor for the unpaid balance for any one overdue bill equal to or in excess of $100 is
$10. For unpaid balances of less than $100, the state agency shall pay the actual penalty
due to the vendor.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 76. new text end

new text begin Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge. new text end

new text begin The bridge over the
Mississippi River on marked Trunk Highway 60 at the city of Wabasha, is designated
"Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge." The commissioner of transportation shall
adopt a suitable design to mark this bridge and erect appropriate signs, subject to section
161.139.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.32, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Default by contractor.

In cases where work is being done under contract
and the commissioner finds that the contractor has failed to comply within deleted text begin60 daysdeleted text endnew text begin the
period specified in the contract
new text end from the date of receipt of a written demand to make
arrangements, satisfactory to the commissioner, to correct specified delays, neglect, or
default, within the control of the contractor, the commissioner may negotiate with others,
with the approval of the defaulting contractor's surety, for the completion of the contract
according to the terms and provisions of the contract.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 161.44, subdivision 1a, is
amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Periodic review.

(a) The commissioner is encouraged to examine all real
property owned by the state and under the custodial control of the department to decide
whether any real property may be suitable for sale or some other means of disposal.

(b) The commissioner may not sell or otherwise dispose of property under this
subdivision unless: (1) an analysis deleted text beginhas been performed of suitability of the property
for bicycle or pedestrian facilities
deleted text end, which must deleted text begintake into accountdeleted text endnew text begin considernew text end any relevant
nonmotorized transportation plans or in the absence of such plans, demographic and
development factors affecting the regiondeleted text begin; and (2) the analysisdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end demonstrates that (i) the
propertynew text begin or a portion of itnew text end is not reasonably suitable for bicycle or pedestrian facilities,
and (ii) there is not a likelihood of new text beginbicycle or pedestrian new text endfacility development involving
the propertynew text begin; or (2) the use of the property for bicycle or pedestrian facilities is protected
by deed restriction, easement, agreement, or other means
new text end.

(c) The commissioner shall report the findings under paragraph (a) to the house
of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy
and finance by March 1 of each odd-numbered year. The report may be submitted
electronicallydeleted text begin, and is subject to section 3.195, subdivision 1deleted text end.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Estimate.

(a) By December 15 of each year the commissioner shall
estimate the amount of money that will be available to the county state-aid highway
fund during that fiscal year. The amount available must be based on actual receipts deleted text beginfrom
July 1 through October 31,
deleted text endnew text begin at the time of the allocation calculation,new text end the unallocated fund
balance, and the projected receipts for the remainder of the fiscal year. The amount
available, except for deductions as provided in this section, shall be apportioned by the
commissioner to the counties as provided in section 162.07.

(b) For purposes of this section, "amount available" means the amount estimated in
paragraph (a).

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.081, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Formula for distribution to towns; purposes.

(a) Money apportioned to
a county from the town road account must be distributed to the treasurer of each town
within the county, according to a distribution formula adopted by the county board.
The formula must take into account each town's deleted text beginlevy for road and bridge purposes, its
deleted text end population and town road mileage, and other factors the county board deems advisable
in the interests of achieving equity among the towns. Distribution of town road funds
to each town treasurer must be made by March 1, annually, or within 30 days after
receipt of payment from the commissioner. Distribution of funds to town treasurers in a
county which has not adopted a distribution formula under this subdivision must be made
according to a formula prescribed by the commissioner by rule.

(b) Money distributed to a town under this subdivision may be expended by the
town only for the construction, reconstruction, and gravel maintenance of town roads
within the town.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Estimate of accruals.

By December 15 of each year the
commissioner shall estimate the amount of money that will be available to the municipal
state-aid street fund during that fiscal year. The amount available is based on actual
receipts deleted text beginfrom July 1 through October 31,deleted text endnew text begin at the time of the allocation calculation,new text end the
unallocated fund balance, and the projected receipts for the remainder of the fiscal year.
The total available, except for deductions as provided herein, shall be apportioned by the
commissioner to the cities having a population of 5,000 or more as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 165.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

County inventory and inspection records and reports.

The county
engineer shall maintain a complete inventory record of all bridges as set forth in subdivision
2, paragraph (b), clause (2), with the inspection reports thereof, and shall certify annually
to the commissioner, as prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections have been made
at regular intervals, not to exceed the intervals outlined in subdivision 1a. A report of the
inspections must be filed annually, on or before February 15 of each year, with the county
auditor or town clerk, or the governing body of the municipality. The report must deleted text begincontain
recommendations for the correction of or
deleted text endnew text begin identify any deficiency requiring action, including
the
new text end legal posting of load limits new text beginor the need to have a load rating analysis performed, new text endon any
bridge or structure that is found to be understrength or unsafe.new text begin The report may also contain
other recommendations for improving the safety of understrength or unsafe bridges.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 165.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginDutydeleted text endnew text begin Authoritynew text end of county when town fails.

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding
any law to the contrary, a county has the following authority regarding town bridges
within its jurisdictional boundaries.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endWhen it becomes necessary to reconstruct or repair a bridge on any town road
in any town or upon any town line in this state, and the bridge is unsafe for travel or has
been condemned by the proper authorities, and the town or towns charged with the duty of
maintaining the bridge fail, neglect, or omit to construct, reconstruct, or repair the same or
provide for the expense or cost of so constructing, reconstructing, or repairing the same, new text beginas
identified in the report provided to the town or towns under section 165.03, subdivision
3,
new text endthe county board of the county in which the town or towns are located shall have the
power and authority to reconstruct and repair the bridge upon giving notice to the town
board of the town or towns of its intention to do so and fixing a time and place for a
hearing as to the necessity and advisability of the reconstruction or repair.

new text begin (c) If a load rating analysis is required and has not been performed within 90 days of
the date the report required in section 165.03, subdivision 3, was delivered to the town,
the county is authorized to perform the analysis. Before it performs an analysis on a
town bridge, the county shall notify the town or towns that if the town or towns do not
perform the analysis within 90 days the county will perform the analysis and bill the
town or towns for all related expenses. If the town performs the analysis, a copy shall
be provided to the county engineer. If the county performs the analysis, a copy shall be
provided to the town clerk.
new text end

new text begin (d) If a load rating analysis determines a new or different load posting is required on
a town bridge, the town or towns charged with the duty of maintaining the bridge shall
provide the required posting within 30 days. If the town or towns fail to provide the
required posting, the county is authorized to provide the required posting. Before posting
a load limit on a town bridge, the county shall notify the town or towns that if the town
or towns do not provide the posting within 30 days the county will provide the required
posting and bill the town or towns for all related expenses, unless the town or towns and
the county agree to post the bridge in less than 30 days and at an agreed-upon cost.
new text end

new text begin (e) If a bridge constitutes a critical risk to public safety because its deficiencies, if
not immediately corrected, could result in collapse or partial collapse, the county engineer
is authorized to immediately close the bridge. The bridge shall remain closed until the
necessary steps are taken to remove the threat of collapse or partial collapse, or until a
subsequent inspection determines the issues resulting in closure are resolved. The county
may bill the town or towns for all related expenses.
new text end

new text begin (f) A county is not liable for a town's or towns' failure to act as required by this
section or section 165.03.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 169.19, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Turning at intersection.

The driver of a vehicle intending to turn
at an intersection shall do so as follows:

(a)new text begin Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph,new text end both the approach for a right turn
and a right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the
roadway.new text begin When necessary to accommodate vehicle configuration, a driver is permitted to
make a right turn into the farthest lane of a roadway with two or more lanes in the same
direction in order to make a U-turn at a reduced conflict intersection, if it is safe to do so.
new text end

(b) Approach for a left turn on other than one-way roadways shall be made in that
portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the centerline thereof, and after entering
the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the
centerline of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made
in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.

(c) Approach for a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway shall
be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the centerline thereof and
by passing to the right of such centerline where it enters the intersection.

(d) A left turn from a one-way roadway into a two-way roadway shall be made
from the left-hand lane and by passing to the right of the centerline of the roadway being
entered upon leaving the intersection.

(e) Where both streets or roadways are one way, both the approach for a left turn and
a left turn shall be made as close as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

(f) Local authorities in their respective jurisdictions may cause markers, buttons, or
signs to be placed within or adjacent to intersections and thereby require and direct that a
different course from that specified in this section be traveled by vehicles turning at an
intersection, and when markers, buttons, or signs are so placed no driver of a vehicle shall
turn a vehicle at an intersection other than as directed and required by such markers,
buttons, or signs.

(g) Whenever it is necessary for the driver of a motor vehicle to cross a bicycle
lane adjacent to the driver's lane of travel to make a turn, the driver shall first signal the
movement, then drive the motor vehicle into the bicycle lane prior to making the turn,
but only after it is safe to do so. The driver shall then make the turn consistent with any
traffic markers, buttons, or signs, yielding the right-of-way to any vehicles or bicycles
approaching so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

U-turn.

No vehicle shall be turned deleted text beginso asdeleted text end to proceed in the opposite
direction upon any curve, or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, where
deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from
either direction within 1,000 feet, nor shall the driver of a vehicle turn the vehicle deleted text beginso asdeleted text end to
proceed in the opposite direction unless the movement can be made safely and without
interfering with other traffic.new text begin When necessary to accommodate vehicle configuration on a
roadway with two or more lanes in the same direction, a driver may turn the vehicle into
the farthest lane and temporarily use the shoulder to make a U-turn.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.771, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Inspection by state trooper.

(a) The commissioner of public safety is
directed to accelerate spot-check inspections for unsafe motor vehicles and motor vehicle
equipment. Such inspections shall be conducted by the personnel of the State Patrol who
shall give the operator of a commercial motor vehicle a signed and dated document as
evidence of the inspection.

(b) However, personnel of the State Patrol may not conduct another spot inspection
of a commercial motor vehicle if (1) the operator of the vehicle can show evidence of an
inspection, which is free of critical defects, conducted in Minnesota according to this
section or section 169.781 within the previous 90 days and (2) a state trooper does not
have probable cause to believe the vehicle or its equipment is unsafe or that the operator
has engaged in illegal activity. In addition, if the operator shows the state trooper evidence
that the commercial motor vehicle has been inspected within the previous 90 days, but the
officer has probable cause to believe the vehicle or its equipment is unsafe or to suspect
illegal activity, then the vehicle may be inspected to confirm the existence or absence of an
unsafe condition or of the suspected illegal activity.

new text begin (c) A vehicle stopped under this section and determined to be a covered farm
vehicle as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 390.5, and not carrying
hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded in
accordance with Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 172.504, is exempt from
further inspection under this section. If probable cause exists to believe the vehicle or its
equipment is unsafe or illegal activity is suspected, enforcement action may be initiated.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.781, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

deleted text beginExemptiondeleted text endnew text begin Exemptionsnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endThis section does not apply to a vehicle
operated by a motor carrier of passengers, as defined in section 221.012, subdivision 26,
if the vehicle has been inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph (a),
clause (2), within the previous 12 months.

new text begin (b) This section does not apply to a covered farm vehicle, as defined in Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, section 390.5, that is not carrying hazardous materials of
a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded in accordance with Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, section 172.504.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.782, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Exceptions.

(a) With the exception of subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause
(2), this section does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle that is a farm truck that may
be operated by a person not holding a commercial driver's license.

(b) This section does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle held for resale by a
motor vehicle dealer licensed under section 168.27.

new text begin (c) This section does not apply to a covered farm vehicle as defined in Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, section 390.5, that is not carrying hazardous materials of
a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded in accordance with Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, section 172.504.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Seven-axle vehicles.

(a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more axles to
haul raw or unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross deleted text beginvehicledeleted text end weight
of up to:

(1) 97,000 pounds; and

(2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1
.

(b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, and Code
of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40 and 382new text begin, unless exempt under section 221.031,
subdivision 2c
new text end.

(c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Driver's license classifications, endorsements, exemptions.

(a) Drivers'
licenses are classified according to the types of vehicles that may be driven by the holder
of each type or class of license. The commissioner may, as appropriate, subdivide the
classes listed in this subdivision and issue licenses classified accordingly.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (2), and subdivision 2a, no
class of license is valid to operate a motorcycle, school bus, tank vehicle, double-trailer
or triple-trailer combination, vehicle transporting hazardous materials, or bus, unless
so endorsed. There are four general classes of licenses as described in paragraphs (c)
through (f).

(c) Class D drivers' licenses are valid for:

(1) operating all farm trucks if the farm truck is:

(i) controlled and operated by a farmer, including operation by an immediate family
member or an employee of the farmer;

(ii) used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, or farm supplies,
including hazardous materials, to or from a farm;

(iii) not used in the operations of a common or contract motor carrier as governed by
Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 365; and

(iv) used within 150 miles of the farm;

(2) notwithstanding paragraph (b), operating an authorized emergency vehicle, as
defined in section 169.011, subdivision 3, whether or not in excess of 26,000 pounds
gross vehicle weight;

(3) operating a recreational vehicle as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27,
that is operated for personal use;

(4) operating all single-unit vehicles except vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of
more than 26,000 pounds, vehicles designed to carry more than 15 passengers including
the driver, and vehicles that carry hazardous materials;

(5) notwithstanding paragraph (d), operating a type A school bus or a multifunction
school activity bus without a school bus endorsement if the requirements of subdivision 2a
are satisfied, as determined by the commissioner;

(6) operating any vehicle or combination of vehicles when operated by a licensed
peace officer while on duty; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(7) towing vehicles if:

(i) the towed vehicles have a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less; or

(ii) the towed vehicles have a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds and
the combination of vehicles has a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or lessdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (8) operating a covered farm vehicle as defined in Code of Federal Regulations,
title 49, section 390.5, that is not carrying hazardous materials of a type or quantity that
requires the vehicle to be placarded in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations,
title 49, section 172.504.
new text end

(d) Class C drivers' licenses are valid for:

(1) operating class D motor vehicles;

(2) with a hazardous materials endorsement, operating class D vehicles to transport
hazardous materials;

(3) with a passenger endorsement, operating buses; and

(4) with a passenger endorsement and school bus endorsement, operating school
buses.

(e) Class B drivers' licenses are valid for:

(1) operating all class C motor vehicles, class D motor vehicles, and all other
single-unit motor vehicles including, with a passenger endorsement, buses; and

(2) towing only vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less.

(f) Class A drivers' licenses are valid for operating any vehicle or combination of
vehicles.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.03, is amended to read:


171.03 PERSONS EXEMPT.

The following persons are exempt from license hereunder:

(a) A person in the employ or service of the United States federal government is
exempt while driving or operating a motor vehicle owned by or leased to the United
States federal government.

(b) A person in the employ or service of the United States federal government is
exempt from the requirement to possess a valid class A, class B, or class C commercial
driver's license while driving or operating for military purposes a commercial motor
vehicle for the United States federal government if the person is:

(1) on active duty in the U. S. Coast Guard;

(2) on active duty in a branch of the U. S. armed forces, which includes the Army,
Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps;

(3) a member of a reserve component of the U. S. armed forces; or

(4) on active duty in the Army National Guard or Air National Guard, which
includes (i) a member on full-time National Guard duty, (ii) a member undergoing
part-time National Guard training, and (iii) a National Guard military technician, who is a
civilian required to wear a military uniform.

The exemption provided under this paragraph does not apply to a U. S. armed forces
reserve technician.

new text begin (c) A person operating a covered farm vehicle as defined in Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, section 390.05, that is not carrying hazardous materials of a type
or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded in accordance with Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, section 172.504, is exempt from the requirement to possess a valid
class A, class B, or class C commercial driver's license.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Any person while driving or operating any farm tractor or implement of
husbandry temporarily on a highway is exempt. For purposes of this section, an all-terrain
vehicle, as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8, an off-highway motorcycle, as defined
in section 84.787, subdivision 7, and an off-road vehicle, as defined in section 84.797,
subdivision 7
, are not implements of husbandry.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A nonresident who is at least 15 years of age and who has in immediate
possession a valid driver's license issued to the nonresident in the home state or country
may operate a motor vehicle in this state only as a driver.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A nonresident who has in immediate possession a valid commercial driver's
license issued by a state or jurisdiction in accordance with the standards of Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, part 383, and who is operating in Minnesota the class of
commercial motor vehicle authorized by the issuing state or jurisdiction is exempt.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end Any nonresident who is at least 18 years of age, whose home state or country
does not require the licensing of drivers may operate a motor vehicle as a driver, but only for
a period of not more than 90 days in any calendar year, if the motor vehicle so operated is
duly registered for the current calendar year in the home state or country of the nonresident.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end Any person who becomes a resident of the state of Minnesota and who has
in possession a valid driver's license issued to the person under and pursuant to the laws
of some other state or jurisdiction or by military authorities of the United States may
operate a motor vehicle as a driver, but only for a period of not more than 60 days after
becoming a resident of this state, without being required to have a Minnesota driver's
license as provided in this chapter.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end Any person who becomes a resident of the state of Minnesota and who has in
possession a valid commercial driver's license issued by another state or jurisdiction in
accordance with the standards of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 383, is exempt
for not more than 30 days after becoming a resident of this state.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end Any person operating a snowmobile, as defined in section 84.81, is exempt.

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end A railroad operator, as defined in section 169.035, subdivision 4, paragraph
(a), is exempt while operating a railroad locomotive or train, or on-track equipment while
being operated upon rails. This exemption includes operation while crossing a street or
highway, whether public or private.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 174.12, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Transportation economic development accounts.

(a) A transportation
economic development account is established in the special revenue fund under the
budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation
finance. Money in the account may be expended only as appropriated by law. The account
may not contain money transferred or otherwise provided from the trunk highway fund.

(b) A transportation economic development account is established in the trunk
highway fund. The account consists of funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise
provided to the account. Money in the account may be used only for trunk highway
purposes. All funds in the account deleted text beginavailable prior to August 1, 2013,deleted text end are available until
expended.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.37, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Expiration.

Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the committee
expires June 30, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2018new text end.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.031, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2c. new text end

new text begin Exemptions for covered farm vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of
this subdivision, "covered farm vehicle" has the meaning given in Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, section 390.5.
new text end

new text begin (b) A covered farm vehicle that is not carrying hazardous materials of a type or
quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded in accordance with Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, section 172.504, including the operator of the vehicle, is exempt
from the federal regulations incorporated by reference in:
new text end

new text begin (1) section 221.0314, subdivision 2, that consist of Code of Federal Regulations,
title 49, parts 391.41 to 391.45, for physical qualifications and examinations;
new text end

new text begin (2) section 221.0314, subdivision 9, for hours of service; and
new text end

new text begin (3) section 221.0314, subdivision 10, for inspection, repair, and maintenance.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.031, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2d. new text end

new text begin Hours of service exemptions. new text end

new text begin The federal regulations incorporated in
section 221.0314, subdivision 9, for maximum driving and on-duty time, do not apply to
drivers engaged in intrastate transportation within a 150-air-mile radius from the source of
the commodities or from the retail or wholesale distribution point of the farm supplies for:
new text end

new text begin (1) agricultural commodities or farm supplies for agricultural purposes from March
15 to December 15 of each year; or
new text end

new text begin (2) sugar beets from September 1 to May 15 of each year.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 331A.12, is amended to read:


331A.12 WEB SITE ADVERTISEMENT FORnew text begin TRANSPORTATION
PROJECT
new text end BIDS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The terms defined in this subdivision and section
331A.01 apply to this section.

(b) "Web site" means a specific, addressable location provided on a server connected
to the Internet and hosting World Wide Web pages and other files that are generally
accessible on the Internet all or most of the day.

Subd. 2.

Designation.

At the meeting of the governing body of deleted text beginthe local public
corporation
deleted text endnew text begin a political subdivisionnew text end at which the governing body deleted text beginmust designatedeleted text endnew text begin designates
new text end its official newspaper for the year, the governing body may designate in the same manner
publication of transportation projects on the deleted text beginlocal public corporation'sdeleted text endnew text begin political subdivision's
new text end Web site. Publication on the Web site may be used in place of or in addition to any other
required form of publication. Each year after designating publication on the Web site for
transportation projects, the deleted text beginlocal public corporationdeleted text endnew text begin political subdivisionnew text end must publish in a
qualified newspaper in the jurisdiction and on the Web site, notice that the deleted text beginlocal public
corporation
deleted text endnew text begin political subdivisionnew text end will publish any advertisements for bids on its Web site.

Subd. 3.

Form, time for publication same.

A deleted text beginlocal public corporationdeleted text endnew text begin political
subdivision
new text end that publishes on its Web site under this section must post the information in
substantially the same format and for the same period of time as required for publication
in an official newspaper or other print publication.

Subd. 4.

Record retention.

A deleted text beginlocal public corporationdeleted text endnew text begin political subdivisionnew text end that
publishes notice on its Web site under this section must ensure that a permanent record of
publication is maintained in a form accessible by the public.

Sec. 23.

Laws 2013, chapter 127, section 67, is amended to read:


Sec. 67. LEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 256 REMOVED.

(a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 187, is repealed effective the
day after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between
the commissioner and the governing body of Blue Earth County new text beginand a copy of the
agreement between the commissioner and the governing body of the city of Mankato
new text endto
transfer jurisdiction of Legislative Route No. 256 and notifies the revisor of statutes
under paragraph (b).

(b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from
Minnesota Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor
electronically or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been
satisfied.

Sec. 24. new text beginINTERSTATE HIGHWAY 494 REHABILITATION PROJECT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "I-494 rehabilitation
project" means the trunk highway project programmed on the effective date of this section
to reconstruct marked Interstate Highway 494, maintain associated bridges from the
interchange with marked Interstate Highway 394 to the interchange with marked Interstate
Highways 94 and 694, and establish dynamic shoulder lanes along the segment of marked
Interstate Highway 494 from the interchange with marked Trunk Highway 55 to the
overpass at East Fish Lake Road.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Project requirements. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall continue
the I-494 rehabilitation project, but shall modify the project by replacing the planned
dynamic shoulder lanes with an additional general purpose lane in each direction of travel.
The additional general purpose lanes shall be constructed for the entire segment over
which dynamic shoulder lanes had been planned.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 25. new text beginPARKING RAMP; REQUIRED USER FINANCING.
new text end

new text begin Debt service on the design and construction costs allocated to the parking garage to
be located on the block bounded by Sherburne Avenue on the north, Park Street on the
west, University Avenue on the south, and North Capitol Boulevard on the east must be
user-financed from parking fees collected and deposited into the state parking account and
credited to the debt service account for the Legislative Office Facility.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.115, subdivision 240, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 221.0314, subdivision 9a, new text end new text begin is
repealed.
new text end