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HF 2373

1st Engrossment - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to transportation; authorizing issuance of 
  1.3             state bonds; appropriating money. 
  1.4   BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.5   Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
  1.6      The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
  1.7   appropriated from the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, 
  1.8   to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent to 
  1.9   acquire and to better public land and buildings and other public 
  1.10  improvements of a capital nature, as specified in this act. 
  1.11                          SUMMARY BY FUND 
  1.12  Transportation Fund                              $  140,000,000 
  1.13  Trunk Highway Fund                                   45,757,000 
  1.14  Bond Proceeds Fund                                    6,000,000 
  1.15  (General Fund Debt Service) 
  1.16  Sec. 2.  PUBLIC SAFETY                           $    1,328,000 
  1.17  To the commissioner of transportation 
  1.18  to design, construct, furnish, and 
  1.19  equip a state patrol training facility 
  1.20  at Camp Ripley in Little Falls.  This 
  1.21  appropriation is from the trunk highway 
  1.22  fund. 
  1.23  Sec. 3.  TRANSPORTATION 
  1.24  Subdivision 1.  To the
  1.25  commissioner of transportation for
  1.26  the purposes specified in this section              190,429,000
  1.27  Subd. 2.  Local Bridge
  1.28  Replacement and Rehabilitation                       34,000,000
  1.29  This appropriation is from the bond 
  2.1   proceeds account in the state 
  2.2   transportation fund as provided in 
  2.3   Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 
  2.4   match federal funds and to replace or 
  2.5   rehabilitate local deficient bridges. 
  2.6   Political subdivisions may use grants 
  2.7   made under this section to construct or 
  2.8   reconstruct bridges, including: 
  2.9   (1) matching federal-aid grants to 
  2.10  construct or reconstruct key bridges; 
  2.11  (2) paying the costs of preliminary 
  2.12  engineering and environmental studies 
  2.13  authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 
  2.14  section 174.50, subdivision 6a; 
  2.15  (3) paying the costs to abandon an 
  2.16  existing bridge that is deficient and 
  2.17  in need of replacement, but where no 
  2.18  replacement will be made; and 
  2.19  (4) paying the costs to construct a 
  2.20  road or street to facilitate the 
  2.21  abandonment of an existing bridge 
  2.22  determined by the commissioner to be 
  2.23  deficient, if the commissioner 
  2.24  determines that construction of the 
  2.25  road or street is more cost efficient 
  2.26  than the replacement of the existing 
  2.27  bridge. 
  2.28  Subd. 3.  Transit Ways                              106,000,000 
  2.29  (a) This appropriation is from the bond 
  2.30  proceeds account in the state 
  2.31  transportation fund and is to match 
  2.32  federal and local funding for the 
  2.33  planning, design, engineering, and 
  2.34  construction of transit ways in the 
  2.35  metropolitan area.  
  2.36  (b) Of this amount, $99,000,000 is for 
  2.37  the preliminary engineering, final 
  2.38  design, and construction of light rail 
  2.39  transit in the Hiawatha Avenue corridor 
  2.40  from downtown Minneapolis to the 
  2.41  Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
  2.42  Airport and the Mall of America.  Of 
  2.43  the amount for the Hiawatha Avenue 
  2.44  corridor, $24,000,000 is available in 
  2.45  fiscal year 1999, $25,000,000 in fiscal 
  2.46  year 2000, $25,000,000 in fiscal year 
  2.47  2001, and $25,000,000 in fiscal year 
  2.48  2002. 
  2.49  (c) The remaining funds must be 
  2.50  distributed as grants to appropriate 
  2.51  county regional rail authorities as 
  2.52  follows: 
  2.53  (1) $3,000,000 to match federal funding 
  2.54  for a major investment study, 
  2.55  engineering, and implementation in the 
  2.56  Riverview corridor between the east 
  2.57  side of St. Paul and the 
  2.58  Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
  2.59  Airport and the Mall of America; 
  2.60  (2) $1,500,000 to match federal funding 
  3.1   for a major investment study, 
  3.2   engineering, and implementation in the 
  3.3   Northstar corridor linking downtown 
  3.4   Minneapolis to the St. Cloud area; 
  3.5   (3) $500,000 to study potential transit 
  3.6   improvements and engineering studies in 
  3.7   the Cedar Avenue corridor to link the 
  3.8   Hiawatha, Riverview, and Northstar 
  3.9   transit corridors with Dakota county; 
  3.10  (4) $500,000 to develop engineering 
  3.11  documents for the Northwest corridor 
  3.12  commuter rail line from downtown 
  3.13  Minneapolis to the northwest suburbs of 
  3.14  Hennepin county; 
  3.15  (5) $500,000 to develop engineering 
  3.16  documents for a commuter rail line from 
  3.17  downtown St. Paul through southern 
  3.18  Washington county to Hastings; 
  3.19  (6) $500,000 to develop engineering 
  3.20  documents for the Young America 
  3.21  corridor commuter rail line from Carver 
  3.22  county to Minneapolis; and 
  3.23  (7) $500,000 to develop engineering 
  3.24  documents for the Bethel corridor 
  3.25  commuter rail line linking Cambridge 
  3.26  with the Northstar corridor in Anoka 
  3.27  county. 
  3.28  Subd. 4.  Port Development Assistance                 6,000,000 
  3.29  For port development assistance grants, 
  3.30  the grants must be made to political 
  3.31  subdivisions for capital improvements 
  3.32  under the provisions of Minnesota 
  3.33  Statutes, sections 457A.01 to 457A.06.  
  3.34  Any improvements made with the proceeds 
  3.35  of these grants must be publicly owned. 
  3.36  Subd. 5.  Trunk Highway Bridges                      35,000,000 
  3.37  From the bond proceeds account in the 
  3.38  trunk highway fund, for the 
  3.39  reconstruction and replacement of key 
  3.40  bridges on the state trunk highway 
  3.41  system. 
  3.42  Subd. 6.  St. Cloud Headquarters                      9,429,000 
  3.43  This appropriation is from the trunk 
  3.44  highway fund for design, construction, 
  3.45  and furnishing of an addition and 
  3.46  remodeling of existing space at the 
  3.47  headquarters facility in St. Cloud. 
  3.48     Sec. 4.  [INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.] 
  3.49     The commissioner of transportation, the metropolitan 
  3.50  council, and the regional rail authorities shall ensure that the 
  3.51  light rail transit and commuter rail facilities funded under 
  3.52  section 3, subdivision 3, are planned, designed, and 
  3.53  implemented:  (1) to move commuters and transit users into and 
  4.1   out of, as well as within, the metropolitan area and (2) to 
  4.2   ensure that rail transit lines will interface with each other 
  4.3   and other transportation facilities and services so as to 
  4.4   provide a unified, integrated, and efficient multimodal 
  4.5   transportation system. 
  4.6      Sec. 5.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.] 
  4.7      Subdivision 1.  [BOND PROCEEDS FUND.] To provide the money 
  4.8   appropriated in section 1 from the bond proceeds fund, the 
  4.9   commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
  4.10  and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $6,000,000 in 
  4.11  the manner, on the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
  4.12  Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 
  4.13  Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. 
  4.14     Subd. 2.  [TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND.] To provide the money 
  4.15  appropriated in section 1 from the bond proceeds account in the 
  4.16  trunk highway fund, the commissioner of finance, on request of 
  4.17  the governor, shall sell and issue trunk highway bonds in an 
  4.18  aggregate principal amount of $35,000,000 under Minnesota 
  4.19  Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and the Minnesota 
  4.20  Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.  The proceeds of the 
  4.21  bonds must be deposited in the bond proceeds account in the 
  4.22  trunk highway fund. 
  4.23     Subd. 3.  [STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 
  4.24  appropriated in section 1 from the state transportation fund, 
  4.25  the commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall 
  4.26  sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to 
  4.27  $140,000,000 in the manner, on the terms, and with the effect 
  4.28  prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, 
  4.29  and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.  
  4.30  The proceeds of the bonds must be deposited in a bond proceeds 
  4.31  account in the state transportation fund.