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HF 2387

3rd Engrossment - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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Current Version - 3rd Engrossment

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to transportation; appropriating money for 
  1.3             the department of transportation and other agencies; 
  1.4             authorizing certain fees; providing for a maximum 
  1.5             percentage of the motorcycle safety fund that may be 
  1.6             spent for certain activities; exempting from 
  1.7             registration taxes vehicles owned by a commercial 
  1.8             driving school and used exclusively in driver 
  1.9             education and training; allowing payment of prorated 
  1.10            license fee following transfer of vehicle from dealer; 
  1.11            modifying provisions relating to disability parking 
  1.12            privileges; abolishing certain credit for vehicle 
  1.13            registration fee; modifying provisions relating to 
  1.14            vehicle titles, registrations, and transfers; 
  1.15            authorizing suspension of a vehicle's registration in 
  1.16            certain circumstances; requiring a detachable postcard 
  1.17            to be provided in a vehicle's certificate of title and 
  1.18            completed; specifically authorizing cities to enact 
  1.19            ordinances regulating long-term parking; allowing 
  1.20            certain lighting devices mounted on delivery vehicles; 
  1.21            providing equipment for deputy registrars; modifying 
  1.22            driver instruction permit provisions; providing for 
  1.23            driver training for home school students; reducing 
  1.24            cost of Minnesota identification card for persons with 
  1.25            serious and persistent mental illness; changing 
  1.26            definition of "directional signs"; authorizing siting 
  1.27            of public safety radio communications towers; 
  1.28            directing commissioner of transportation to establish 
  1.29            a southern railway corridor improvement plan; setting 
  1.30            minimum requirements for local regulation of small 
  1.31            vehicle passenger service; modifying provisions 
  1.32            relating to motor carriers; changing percentage of gas 
  1.33            tax attributed to snowmobiles; regulating advertising 
  1.34            in department of public safety publications; modifying 
  1.35            provisions relating to special number plates for 
  1.36            classic aircraft; requiring report of metropolitan 
  1.37            radio board; extending existence of metropolitan radio 
  1.38            board; requiring commissioner of transportation to 
  1.39            study feasibility of extending Northstar commuter rail 
  1.40            corridor from St. Cloud to Little Falls; requiring 
  1.41            commissioner of transportation to study restoration of 
  1.42            Amtrak rail passenger service; requiring taxi 
  1.43            regulation study; restricting passenger motor carrier 
  1.44            service at the international airport; requiring 
  1.45            commissioner of public safety to make recommendations 
  1.46            concerning allowable vehicle lighting; requiring 
  2.1             office of strategic and long-range planning to 
  2.2             establish state development strategy and report to 
  2.3             legislature concerning I-94 corridor; authorizing 
  2.4             commissioner of transportation to contract for the 
  2.5             public safety radio communication system; modifying 
  2.6             definitions; making technical and clarifying changes; 
  2.7             requiring studies and reports; amending Minnesota 
  2.8             Statutes 1998, sections 121A.36, subdivision 3; 
  2.9             168.011, subdivision 35; 168.012, subdivision 1; 
  2.10            168.013, subdivisions 2 and 6; 168.021, subdivision 2; 
  2.11            168.17; 168.301, subdivisions 3 and 4; 168A.05, 
  2.12            subdivision 5; 168A.10, subdivisions 1, 2, and 5; 
  2.13            168A.30, subdivision 2; 169.122, subdivision 5; 
  2.14            169.345, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 169.346, 
  2.15            subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision; 169.55, 
  2.16            subdivision 1; 169.58, by adding a subdivision; 
  2.17            171.04, subdivision 1; 171.05, subdivisions 1a and 2; 
  2.18            171.061, subdivision 4; 171.07, subdivision 3; 171.39; 
  2.19            173.02, subdivision 6; 174.24, subdivision 3b; 174.70; 
  2.20            174A.02, subdivision 4; 174A.06; 221.011, subdivisions 
  2.21            15, 37, 38, and by adding subdivisions; 221.021; 
  2.22            221.022; 221.025; 221.0251; 221.026, subdivision 2; 
  2.23            221.031, subdivisions 1, 2, 6, and 7; 221.036, 
  2.24            subdivisions 1 and 3; 221.091; 221.122, subdivision 1; 
  2.25            221.124; 221.131, subdivision 2; 221.141, subdivision 
  2.26            1; 221.172, subdivision 10; 221.185, subdivisions 1, 
  2.27            2, 3, 4, 9, and by adding a subdivision; 221.221, 
  2.28            subdivision 3; 221.291, subdivision 4; 221.55; 
  2.29            296A.18, subdivision 3; 299A.01, by adding a 
  2.30            subdivision; 360.531, subdivision 3; 360.55, 
  2.31            subdivision 4; 368.01, subdivision 12; 412.221, 
  2.32            subdivision 20; 458A.06, subdivision 5; 609.671, 
  2.33            subdivision 5; Laws 1995, chapter 195, article 1, 
  2.34            section 18; Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, 
  2.35            sections 2, subdivision 7, and 4, subdivision 3; Laws 
  2.36            1998, chapter 404, section 17, subdivision 3; 
  2.37            proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
  2.38            chapters 219; 221; 388; 473; repealing Minnesota 
  2.39            Statutes 1998, sections 168.011, subdivision 36; 
  2.40            168.1281; 221.011, subdivisions 7, 9, 20, 21, 32, and 
  2.41            34; 221.041; 221.051; 221.061; 221.071; 221.081; 
  2.42            221.121, subdivisions 6b and 6h; 221.172, subdivision 
  2.43            9; 221.281; 221.85; and 473.3998. 
  2.45                             ARTICLE 1
  2.47                           APPROPRIATIONS
  2.49     The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
  2.50  appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
  2.51  the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
  2.52  available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
  2.53  figures "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this act, mean 
  2.54  that the appropriations listed under them are available for the 
  2.55  year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, 
  2.56  respectively.  If the figures are not used, the appropriations 
  2.57  are available for the year ending June 30, 2000, or June 30, 
  3.1   2001, respectively.  The term "first year" means the year ending 
  3.2   June 30, 2000, and the term "second year" means the year ending 
  3.3   June 30, 2001.  Appropriations for the year ending June 30, 
  3.4   1999, are in addition to appropriations made in previous years. 
  3.5                           SUMMARY BY FUND
  3.6                           2000          2001           TOTAL
  3.7   General             $  85,231,000   $ 80,853,000   $166,084,000
  3.8   Airports               19,386,000     19,469,000     38,855,000 
  3.9   C.S.A.H.              365,063,000    366,624,000    731,687,000 
  3.10  Highway User           15,480,000     15,575,000     31,055,000 
  3.11  M.S.A.S.              105,549,000    107,394,000    212,943,000 
  3.12  Special Revenue           947,000        965,000      1,912,000 
  3.13  Trunk 
  3.14  Highway             1,044,984,000  1,056,111,000  2,101,095,000 
  3.15  TOTAL              $1,636,640,000 $1,646,991,000 $3,283,631,000
  3.16                                             APPROPRIATIONS 
  3.17                                         Available for the Year 
  3.18                                             Ending June 30 
  3.19                                            2000         2001 
  3.20  Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION 
  3.21  Subdivision 1.  Total 
  3.22  Appropriation                     $1,468,751,000 $1,482,072,000
  3.23  The appropriations in this section are 
  3.24  from the trunk highway fund, except 
  3.25  when another fund is named. 
  3.26                Summary by Fund
  3.27                         2000           2001 
  3.28  General             16,515,000     16,385,000
  3.29  Airports            19,336,000     19,419,000
  3.30  C.S.A.H.           365,063,000    366,624,000
  3.31  M.S.A.S.           105,549,000    107,394,000
  3.32  Trunk Highway      962,288,000    972,250,000
  3.33  The amounts that may be spent from this 
  3.34  appropriation for each program are 
  3.35  specified in the following subdivisions.
  3.36  Subd. 2.  Aeronautics                 19,327,000     19,410,000
  3.37                Summary by Fund
  3.38  Airports            19,266,000     19,349,000
  3.39  General                 50,000         50,000
  3.40  Trunk Highway           11,000         11,000
  4.1   Except as otherwise provided, the 
  4.2   appropriations in this subdivision are 
  4.3   from the state airports fund. 
  4.4   The amounts that may be spent from this 
  4.5   appropriation for each activity are as 
  4.6   follows:  
  4.7   (a) Airport Development and Assistance 
  4.8         2000           2001
  4.9       13,948,000     13,948,000
  4.10  $12,846,000 the first year and 
  4.11  $12,846,000 the second year are for 
  4.12  navigational aids, construction grants, 
  4.13  and maintenance grants.  If the 
  4.14  appropriation for either year is 
  4.15  insufficient, the appropriation for the 
  4.16  other year is available for it. 
  4.17  These appropriations must be spent in 
  4.18  accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
  4.19  section 360.305, subdivision 4. 
  4.20  (b) Aviation Support 
  4.21       5,247,000      5,329,000
  4.22  $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
  4.23  second year are for the civil air 
  4.24  patrol. 
  4.25  (c) Air Transportation Services 
  4.26         132,000        133,000 
  4.27                Summary by Fund
  4.28  Airports                 71,000         72,000
  4.29  General                  50,000         50,000
  4.30  Trunk Highway            11,000         11,000
  4.31  Subd. 3.  Transit                    16,206,000     16,224,000
  4.32                Summary by Fund
  4.33  General              15,882,000     15,892,000
  4.34  Trunk Highway           324,000        332,000
  4.35  The amounts that may be spent from this 
  4.36  appropriation for each activity are as 
  4.37  follows:  
  4.38  (a) Greater Minnesota Transit
  4.39  Assistance 
  4.40      15,406,000    15,406,000
  4.41  This appropriation is from the general 
  4.42  fund.  Any unencumbered balance the 
  4.43  first year does not cancel but is 
  4.44  available for the second year.  Of this 
  4.45  amount, $405,000 each year does not add 
  4.46  to the base. 
  4.47  (b) Transit Administration   
  5.1          800,000       818,000
  5.2                 Summary by Fund
  5.3   General                 476,000       486,000
  5.4   Trunk Highway           324,000       332,000
  5.5   Subd. 4.  Railroads and Waterways    1,623,000      1,565,000
  5.6                 Summary by Fund
  5.7   General                 359,000       266,000
  5.8   Trunk Highway         1,264,000     1,299,000 
  5.9   $100,000 the first year is from the 
  5.10  general fund for the development of the 
  5.11  southern railway corridor improvement 
  5.12  plan under article 2, section 34.  This 
  5.13  appropriation may not be added to the 
  5.14  agency's budget base. 
  5.15  Subd. 5.  Motor Carrier Regulation   2,851,000      2,865,000
  5.16                Summary by Fund
  5.17  General                 116,000       119,000
  5.18  Trunk Highway         2,735,000     2,746,000
  5.19  $301,000 the first year and $249,000 
  5.20  the second year from the trunk highway 
  5.21  fund are for administration of 
  5.22  passenger carrier registration. 
  5.23  Subd. 6.  Local Roads              470,612,000    474,018,000
  5.24                Summary by Fund
  5.25  C.S.A.H.            365,063,000   366,624,000
  5.26  M.S.A.S.            105,549,000   107,394,000
  5.27  The amounts that may be spent from this 
  5.28  appropriation for each activity are as 
  5.29  follows:  
  5.30  (a) County State Aids 
  5.31     365,063,000    366,624,000
  5.32  This appropriation is from the county 
  5.33  state-aid highway fund and is available 
  5.34  until spent.  
  5.35  (b) Municipal State Aids 
  5.36     105,549,000    107,394,000
  5.37  This appropriation is from the 
  5.38  municipal state-aid street fund and is 
  5.39  available until spent.  
  5.40  If an appropriation for either county 
  5.41  state aids or municipal state aids does 
  5.42  not exhaust the balance in the fund 
  5.43  from which it is made in the year for 
  5.44  which it is made, the commissioner of 
  5.45  finance, upon request of the 
  5.46  commissioner of transportation, shall 
  6.1   notify the chair of the transportation 
  6.2   finance committee of the house of 
  6.3   representatives and the chair of the 
  6.4   transportation budget division of the 
  6.5   senate of the amount of the remainder 
  6.6   and shall then add that amount to the 
  6.7   appropriation.  The amount added is 
  6.8   appropriated for the purposes of county 
  6.9   state aids or municipal state aids, as 
  6.10  appropriate.  
  6.11  The commissioner shall study and 
  6.12  determine the extent to which local 
  6.13  bridge needs that may be addressed by 
  6.14  state grants for the construction and 
  6.15  reconstruction of local bridges would 
  6.16  be affected by making the following 
  6.17  changes in eligibility for those grants:
  6.18  (1) allowing grants to be used for the 
  6.19  costs of flood-related erosion 
  6.20  protection; 
  6.21  (2) allowing grants to be used for 
  6.22  construction of water-retention 
  6.23  projects where such a project is more 
  6.24  cost efficient than replacement of an 
  6.25  existing bridge; 
  6.26  (3) allowing grants to be made for 
  6.27  bridges that are functionally obsolete; 
  6.28  and 
  6.29  (4) allowing grants to be used for 
  6.30  construction of bridges on new 
  6.31  alignments. 
  6.32  The commissioner shall report to the 
  6.33  legislature on the results of the study 
  6.34  by February 1, 2000. 
  6.35  Subd. 7.  State Roads                912,625,000    923,769,000
  6.36                Summary by Fund
  6.37  General                 59,000          9,000
  6.38  Trunk Highway      912,566,000    923,760,000
  6.39  The amounts that may be spent from this 
  6.40  appropriation for each activity are as 
  6.41  follows:  
  6.42  (a) State Road Construction 
  6.43     516,684,000    521,707,000
  6.44  It is estimated that these 
  6.45  appropriations will be funded as 
  6.46  follows:  
  6.47  Federal Highway Aid 
  6.48     275,000,000    275,000,000
  6.49  Highway User Taxes 
  6.50     241,684,000    246,707,000
  6.51  The commissioner of transportation 
  6.52  shall notify the chair of the 
  7.1   transportation budget division of the 
  7.2   senate and chair of the transportation 
  7.3   finance committee of the house of 
  7.4   representatives quarterly of any events 
  7.5   that should cause these estimates to 
  7.6   change. 
  7.7   This appropriation is for the actual 
  7.8   construction, reconstruction, and 
  7.9   improvement of trunk highways.  This 
  7.10  includes the cost of actual payment to 
  7.11  landowners for lands acquired for 
  7.12  highway rights-of-way, payment to 
  7.13  lessees, interest subsidies, and 
  7.14  relocation expenses. 
  7.15  The commissioner may transfer up to 
  7.16  $15,000,000 each year to the trunk 
  7.17  highway revolving loan account. 
  7.18  The commissioner may receive money 
  7.19  covering other shares of the cost of 
  7.20  partnership projects.  These receipts 
  7.21  are appropriated to the commissioner 
  7.22  for these projects. 
  7.23  (b) Highway Debt Service 
  7.24      13,949,000     13,175,000
  7.25  $3,949,000 the first year and 
  7.26  $3,175,000 the second year are for 
  7.27  transfer to the state bond fund. 
  7.28  If this appropriation is insufficient 
  7.29  to make all transfers required in the 
  7.30  year for which it is made, the 
  7.31  commissioner of finance shall notify 
  7.32  the committee on state government 
  7.33  finance of the senate and the committee 
  7.34  on ways and means of the house of 
  7.35  representatives of the amount of the 
  7.36  deficiency and shall then transfer that 
  7.37  amount under the statutory open 
  7.38  appropriation.  
  7.39  Any excess appropriation must be 
  7.40  canceled to the trunk highway fund. 
  7.41  (c) Research and Investment Management 
  7.42      12,450,000     12,597,000
  7.43  $600,000 the first year and $600,000 
  7.44  the second year are available for 
  7.45  grants for transportation studies 
  7.46  outside the metropolitan area to 
  7.47  identify critical concerns, problems, 
  7.48  and issues.  These grants are available 
  7.49  to (1) regional development 
  7.50  commissions, and (2) in regions where 
  7.51  no regional development commission is 
  7.52  functioning, joint powers boards 
  7.53  established under agreement of two or 
  7.54  more political subdivisions in the 
  7.55  region to exercise the planning 
  7.56  functions of a regional development 
  7.57  commission, and (3) in regions where no 
  7.58  regional development commission or 
  7.59  joint powers board is functioning, the 
  7.60  department's district office for that 
  8.1   region. 
  8.2   $216,000 the first year and $216,000 
  8.3   the second year are available for 
  8.4   grants to metropolitan planning 
  8.5   organizations outside the seven-county 
  8.6   metropolitan area. 
  8.7   $75,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
  8.8   second year are for transportation 
  8.9   planning relating to the 2000 census.  
  8.10  This appropriation may not be added to 
  8.11  the agency's budget base. 
  8.12  $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
  8.13  second year are for a transportation 
  8.14  research contingent account to finance 
  8.15  research projects that are reimbursable 
  8.16  from the federal government or from 
  8.17  other sources.  If the appropriation 
  8.18  for either year is insufficient, the 
  8.19  appropriation for the other year is 
  8.20  available for it. 
  8.21  (d) Central Engineering Services
  8.22      68,563,000     70,940,000
  8.23  (e) Design and Construction Engineering
  8.24      80,592,000     83,246,000
  8.25  $1,000,000 the first year and $500,000 
  8.26  the second year are for transportation 
  8.27  planning relating to the 2000 census.  
  8.28  This appropriation may not be added to 
  8.29  the agency's budget base. 
  8.30  (f) State Road Operations
  8.31     214,703,000    216,561,000
  8.32  $1,000,000 each year are for 
  8.33  enhancements to the freeway operations 
  8.34  program in the metropolitan area. 
  8.35  $1,000,000 the first year and 
  8.36  $1,000,000 the second year are for 
  8.37  maintenance services including rest 
  8.38  area maintenance, vehicle insurance, 
  8.39  ditch assessments, and tort claims. 
  8.40  $3,000,000 the first year and 
  8.41  $3,000,000 the second year are from the 
  8.42  trunk highway fund for additional line 
  8.43  personnel and related equipment and 
  8.44  supplies in highway maintenance and 
  8.45  program delivery, based upon an 
  8.46  agreement between the department and 
  8.47  the exclusive bargaining representative 
  8.48  concerning the distribution of 
  8.49  additional line positions among program 
  8.50  delivery and maintenance in 
  8.51  metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 
  8.52  districts.  The agreement must be 
  8.53  presented to the chairs of the house 
  8.54  and senate transportation committees 
  8.55  before these funds can be expended.  If 
  8.56  an agreement is not reached before 
  8.57  October 1, 1999, these appropriations 
  8.58  cancel. 
  9.1   $3,000,000 the first year and 
  9.2   $1,000,000 the second year are for 
  9.3   improved highway striping. 
  9.4   $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
  9.5   the second year are for safety 
  9.6   technology applications. 
  9.7   $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
  9.8   the second year are for statewide asset 
  9.9   preservation and repair. 
  9.10  $750,000 the first year and $750,000 
  9.11  the second year are for the 
  9.12  implementation of the transportation 
  9.13  worker concept. 
  9.14  The commissioner shall establish a task 
  9.15  force to study seasonal road 
  9.16  restrictions and report to the 
  9.17  legislature its findings and any 
  9.18  recommendations for legislative 
  9.19  action.  The commissioner shall appoint 
  9.20  members representing: 
  9.21  (1) aggregate and ready-mix producers; 
  9.22  (2) solid waste haulers; 
  9.23  (3) liquid waste haulers; 
  9.24  (4) the logging industry; 
  9.25  (5) the construction industry; and 
  9.26  (6) agricultural interests. 
  9.27  The task force shall report to the 
  9.28  legislature by February 1, 2000, on its 
  9.29  findings and recommendations. 
  9.30  (g) Electronic Communications
  9.31       5,684,000      5,543,000
  9.32                Summary by Fund
  9.33  General                  59,000         9,000
  9.34  Trunk Highway         5,625,000     5,534,000
  9.35  $9,000 the first year and $9,000 the 
  9.36  second year are from the general fund 
  9.37  for equipment and operation of the 
  9.38  Roosevelt signal tower for Lake of the 
  9.39  Woods weather broadcasting. 
  9.40  $50,000 the first year from the general 
  9.41  fund is for purchase of equipment for 
  9.42  the 800 MHz public safety radio system. 
  9.43  $200,000 the first year is from the 
  9.44  trunk highway fund for costs resulting 
  9.45  from the termination of agreements made 
  9.46  under article 2, sections 31 and 89.  
  9.47  This appropriation does not cancel but 
  9.48  is available until spent. 
  9.49  In each year of the biennium the 
  9.50  commissioner shall request the 
  9.51  commissioner of administration to 
 10.1   request bids for the purchase of 
 10.2   digital mobile and portable radios to 
 10.3   be used on the metropolitan regional 
 10.4   public safety radio communications 
 10.5   system. 
 10.6   Subd. 8.  General Support             41,731,000     40,446,000
 10.7                 Summary by Fund
 10.8   General                  49,000        49,000
 10.9   Airports                 70,000        70,000 
 10.10  Trunk Highway        41,612,000    40,327,000
 10.11  The amounts that may be spent from this 
 10.12  appropriation for each activity are as 
 10.13  follows:  
 10.14  (a) General Management       
 10.15      28,523,000     29,181,000
 10.16  The commissioner shall implement at the 
 10.17  earliest feasible date the 
 10.18  commissioner's technical memorandum no. 
 10.19  99-14-TS-02, outlining the process to 
 10.20  convert plans, specifications, and 
 10.21  estimates to the English system of 
 10.22  measurement.  The commissioner shall 
 10.23  report by January 15, 2000, to the 
 10.24  chairs of the house and senate 
 10.25  committees on transportation policy and 
 10.26  transportation finance on the status 
 10.27  and schedule of English measurement 
 10.28  conversion. 
 10.29  (b) General Services
 10.30      13,208,000     11,265,000
 10.31                Summary by Fund
 10.32  General                  49,000        49,000
 10.33  Airports                 70,000        70,000 
 10.34  Trunk Highway        13,089,000    11,146,000 
 10.35  If the appropriation for either year is 
 10.36  insufficient, the appropriation for the 
 10.37  other year is available for it.  
 10.38  $2,500,000 the first year and $500,000 
 10.39  the second year are from the trunk 
 10.40  highway fund for implementation of the 
 10.41  department's plan for shared 
 10.42  information resources. 
 10.43  Subd. 9.  Buildings                    3,776,000   3,775,000
 10.44  If the appropriation for either year is 
 10.45  insufficient, the appropriation for the 
 10.46  other year is available for it. 
 10.47  Subd. 10.  Transfers
 10.48  (a) The commissioner of transportation 
 10.49  with the approval of the commissioner 
 10.50  of finance may transfer unencumbered 
 11.1   balances among the appropriations from 
 11.2   the trunk highway fund and the state 
 11.3   airports fund made in this section.  No 
 11.4   transfer may be made from the 
 11.5   appropriation for state road 
 11.6   construction.  No transfer may be made 
 11.7   from the appropriations for debt 
 11.8   service to any other appropriation.  
 11.9   Transfers under this paragraph may not 
 11.10  be made between funds.  Transfers must 
 11.11  be reported immediately to the chair of 
 11.12  the transportation budget division of 
 11.13  the senate and the chair of the 
 11.14  transportation finance committee of the 
 11.15  house of representatives.  
 11.16  (b) The commissioner of finance shall 
 11.17  transfer from the flexible account in 
 11.18  the county state-aid highway fund 
 11.19  $4,400,000 the first year and 
 11.20  $4,500,000 the second year to the 
 11.21  municipal turnback account in the 
 11.22  municipal state-aid street fund, 
 11.23  $5,000,000 in the second year to the 
 11.24  trunk highway fund, and the remainder 
 11.25  in each year to the county turnback 
 11.26  account in the county state-aid highway 
 11.27  fund. 
 11.28  Subd. 11.  Use of State Road 
 11.29  Construction Appropriations 
 11.30  Any money appropriated to the 
 11.31  commissioner of transportation for 
 11.32  state road construction for any fiscal 
 11.33  year before fiscal year 2000 is 
 11.34  available to the commissioner during 
 11.35  fiscal years 2000 and 2001 to the 
 11.36  extent that the commissioner spends the 
 11.37  money on the state road construction 
 11.38  project for which the money was 
 11.39  originally encumbered during the fiscal 
 11.40  year for which it was appropriated. 
 11.41  The commissioner of transportation 
 11.42  shall report to the commissioner of 
 11.43  finance by August 1, 2000, and August 
 11.44  1, 2001, on a form the commissioner of 
 11.45  finance provides, on expenditures made 
 11.46  during the previous fiscal year that 
 11.47  are authorized by this subdivision. 
 11.48  Subd. 12.  Contingent Appropriation 
 11.49  The commissioner of transportation, 
 11.50  with the approval of the governor after 
 11.51  consultation with the legislative 
 11.52  advisory commission under Minnesota 
 11.53  Statutes, section 3.30, may transfer 
 11.54  all or part of the unappropriated 
 11.55  balance in the trunk highway fund to an 
 11.56  appropriation (1) for trunk highway 
 11.57  design, construction, or inspection in 
 11.58  order to take advantage of an 
 11.59  unanticipated receipt of income to the 
 11.60  trunk highway fund, (2) for trunk 
 11.61  highway maintenance in order to meet an 
 11.62  emergency, or (3) to pay tort or 
 11.63  environmental claims.  The amount 
 11.64  transferred is appropriated for the 
 11.65  purpose of the account to which it is 
 12.1   transferred. 
 12.3   TRANSIT                               56,801,000     53,101,000
 12.4   The council may not spend more than 
 12.5   $38,100,000 for metro mobility in the 
 12.6   2000-2001 biennium except for proceeds 
 12.7   from bond sales when use of those 
 12.8   proceeds for metro mobility capital 
 12.9   expenditures is authorized by law. 
 12.10  Sec. 4.  PUBLIC SAFETY
 12.11  Subdivision 1.  Total       
 12.12  Appropriation                        110,046,000    110,776,000 
 12.13                          Summary by Fund
 12.14                                  2000           2001 
 12.15  General                       11,915,000     11,367,000
 12.16  Trunk
 12.17  Highway                       81,829,000     82,994,000
 12.18  Highway User                  15,355,000     15,450,000
 12.19  Special 
 12.20  Revenue                          947,000        965,000
 12.21  Subd. 2.  Administration 
 12.22  and Related Services                  12,740,000     12,976,000
 12.23                Summary by Fund
 12.24  General               4,478,000      4,555,000
 12.25  Trunk Highway         6,877,000      7,036,000
 12.26  Highway User          1,385,000      1,385,000
 12.27  (a) Office of Communications
 12.28         374,000        382,000
 12.29                Summary by Fund
 12.30  General                  20,000        20,000
 12.31  Trunk Highway           354,000       362,000
 12.32  (b) Public Safety Support
 12.33       7,653,000      7,811,000
 12.34                Summary by Fund
 12.35  General               3,014,000      3,085,000
 12.36  Trunk Highway         3,273,000      3,360,000
 12.37  Highway User          1,366,000      1,366,000
 12.38  $326,000 the first year and $326,000 
 12.39  the second year are for payment of 
 12.40  public safety officer survivor benefits 
 12.41  under Minnesota Statutes, section 
 12.42  299A.44.  If the appropriation for 
 12.43  either year is insufficient, the 
 12.44  appropriation for the other year is 
 13.1   available for it. 
 13.2   $244,000 the first year and $314,000 
 13.3   the second year are to be deposited in 
 13.4   the public safety officer's benefit 
 13.5   account.  This money is available for 
 13.6   reimbursements under Minnesota 
 13.7   Statutes, section 299A.465. 
 13.8   $508,000 the first year and $508,000 
 13.9   the second year are for soft body armor 
 13.10  reimbursements under Minnesota 
 13.11  Statutes, section 299A.38.  
 13.12  $1,830,000 the first year and 
 13.13  $1,830,000 the second year are 
 13.14  appropriated from the general fund for 
 13.15  transfer by the commissioner of finance 
 13.16  to the trunk highway fund on December 
 13.17  31, 1999, and December 31, 2000, 
 13.18  respectively, in order to reimburse the 
 13.19  trunk highway fund for expenses not 
 13.20  related to the fund.  These represent 
 13.21  amounts appropriated out of the trunk 
 13.22  highway fund for general fund purposes 
 13.23  in the administration and related 
 13.24  services program. 
 13.25  $610,000 the first year and $610,000 
 13.26  the second year are appropriated from 
 13.27  the highway user tax distribution fund 
 13.28  for transfer by the commissioner of 
 13.29  finance to the trunk highway fund on 
 13.30  December 31, 1999, and December 31, 
 13.31  2000, respectively, in order to 
 13.32  reimburse the trunk highway fund for 
 13.33  expenses not related to the fund.  
 13.34  These represent amounts appropriated 
 13.35  out of the trunk highway fund for 
 13.36  highway user tax distribution fund 
 13.37  purposes in the administration and 
 13.38  related services program. 
 13.39  $716,000 the first year and $716,000 
 13.40  the second year are appropriated from 
 13.41  the highway user tax distribution fund 
 13.42  for transfer by the commissioner of 
 13.43  finance to the general fund on December 
 13.44  31, 1999, and December 31, 2000, 
 13.45  respectively, in order to reimburse the 
 13.46  general fund for expenses not related 
 13.47  to the fund.  These represent amounts 
 13.48  appropriated out of the general fund 
 13.49  for operation of the criminal justice 
 13.50  data network related to driver and 
 13.51  motor vehicle licensing. 
 13.52  (c) Technical Support Services
 13.53       4,713,000      4,783,000
 13.54                Summary by Fund
 13.55  General               1,444,000      1,450,000
 13.56  Trunk Highway         3,250,000      3,314,000
 13.57  Highway User             19,000         19,000
 13.58  Subd. 3.  State Patrol                57,378,000     57,311,000
 14.1                 Summary by Fund
 14.2                         2000           2001 
 14.3   General               3,499,000      2,675,000
 14.4   Trunk Highway        53,788,000     54,544,000
 14.5   Highway User             91,000         92,000
 14.6   (a) Patrolling Highways
 14.7        47,028,000     46,804,000
 14.8                 Summary by Fund
 14.9   General                 835,000           -0-
 14.10  Trunk Highway        46,193,000    46,804,000
 14.11  $835,000 from the general fund the 
 14.12  first year is for replacement of a 
 14.13  state patrol helicopter.  This 
 14.14  appropriation may not be added to the 
 14.15  agency's budget base. 
 14.16  $735,000 the first year is for annual 
 14.17  hiring of trooper candidates and 
 14.18  operation of the state patrol 
 14.19  entry-level recruit training academy.  
 14.20  This appropriation may not be added to 
 14.21  the agency's budget base. 
 14.22  (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
 14.23       6,013,000      6,117,000
 14.24  This appropriation is from the trunk 
 14.25  highway fund. 
 14.26  (c) Capitol Security
 14.27       2,627,000      2,638,000
 14.28  This appropriation is from the general 
 14.29  fund. 
 14.30  $275,000 the first year and $217,000 
 14.31  the second year from the general fund 
 14.32  are for capitol security personnel for 
 14.33  the protection of elected state 
 14.34  officials. 
 14.35  (d) State Patrol Support
 14.36       1,710,000      1,752,000
 14.37                Summary by Fund
 14.38  General                  37,000        37,000
 14.39  Trunk Highway         1,582,000     1,623,000
 14.40  Highway User             91,000        92,000
 14.41  Subd. 4.  Driver and
 14.42  Vehicle Services                      38,677,000     39,214,000
 14.43                Summary by Fund
 14.44                        2000           2001 
 15.1   General               3,938,000      4,137,000
 15.2   Trunk Highway        20,860,000     21,104,000
 15.3   Highway User         13,879,000     13,973,000
 15.4   (a) Vehicle Registration 
 15.5   and Title
 15.6       15,269,000     15,510,000
 15.7                 Summary by Fund
 15.8   General               3,291,000     3,473,000
 15.9   Highway User         11,978,000    12,037,000
 15.10  $45,000 the first year is from the 
 15.11  highway user tax distribution fund for 
 15.12  purchase of an optical scanner.  This 
 15.13  appropriation may not be added to the 
 15.14  agency's budget base. 
 15.15  $548,000 the first year and $415,000 
 15.16  the second year are from the highway 
 15.17  user tax distribution fund for 
 15.18  increased vehicle license plate costs. 
 15.19  $98,000 the first year is from the 
 15.20  highway user tax distribution fund for 
 15.21  computer programming related to 
 15.22  disabled parking records management and 
 15.23  enforcement.  This amount may not be 
 15.24  added to the agency's budget base. 
 15.25  $33,000 the first year and $127,000 the 
 15.26  second year are from the general fund 
 15.27  for implementation of the vehicle 
 15.28  transfer reporting system under article 
 15.29  2, sections 10 and 11. 
 15.30  (b) Interstate Registration 
 15.31  and Reciprocity
 15.32       1,584,000      1,613,000
 15.33  This appropriation is from the highway 
 15.34  user tax distribution fund. 
 15.35  (c) Licensing Drivers 
 15.36      21,176,000     21,429,000
 15.37                Summary by Fund
 15.38  General                 635,000       652,000
 15.39  Trunk Highway        20,464,000    20,699,000
 15.40  Highway User             77,000        78,000
 15.41  $1,095,000 the first year and $800,000 
 15.42  the second year are from the trunk 
 15.43  highway fund for improved driver 
 15.44  testing services. 
 15.45  (d) Driver and Vehicle Services 
 15.46  Support
 15.47         648,000        662,000
 16.1                 Summary by Fund
 16.2   General                  12,000        12,000
 16.3   Trunk Highway           396,000       405,000
 16.4   Highway User            240,000       245,000
 16.5   Subd. 5.  Traffic Safety                 304,000        310,000
 16.6   This appropriation is from the trunk 
 16.7   highway fund. 
 16.8   Subd. 6.  Pipeline Safety                947,000        965,000
 16.9   This appropriation is from the pipeline 
 16.10  safety account in the special revenue 
 16.11  fund. 
 16.12  Sec. 5.  MINNESOTA SAFETY COUNCIL         67,000         67,000
 16.13  This appropriation is from the trunk 
 16.14  highway fund. 
 16.15  Sec. 6.  GENERAL CONTINGENT 
 16.16  ACCOUNTS                                 375,000       375,000
 16.17  The appropriations in this section may 
 16.18  only be spent with the approval of the 
 16.19  governor after consultation with the 
 16.20  legislative advisory commission 
 16.21  pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
 16.22  3.30. 
 16.23  If an appropriation in this section for 
 16.24  either year is insufficient, the 
 16.25  appropriation for the other year is 
 16.26  available for it.  
 16.27                Summary by Fund
 16.28  Trunk Highway           200,000       200,000
 16.29  Highway User            125,000       125,000
 16.30  Airports                 50,000        50,000
 16.31  Sec. 7.  TORT CLAIMS                     600,000       600,000
 16.32  To be spent by the commissioner of 
 16.33  finance.  
 16.34  This appropriation is from the trunk 
 16.35  highway fund. 
 16.36  If the appropriation for either year is 
 16.37  insufficient, the appropriation for the 
 16.38  other year is available for it. 
 16.39     Sec. 8.  Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 2, 
 16.40  subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
 16.41  Subd. 7.  State Roads    9,000,000   807,314,000    817,712,000
 16.42                          Summary by Fund
 16.43                    1997          1998           1999 
 16.44  General                          109,000        109,000
 17.1   Trunk Highway    9,000,000   807,205,000    817,603,000
 17.2   The amounts that may be spent from this 
 17.3   appropriation for each activity are as 
 17.4   follows:  
 17.5   (a) State Road Construction 
 17.6                    9,000,000   445,822,000    445,838,000
 17.7   It is estimated that these 
 17.8   appropriations will be funded as 
 17.9   follows:  
 17.10  Federal Highway Aid 
 17.11     225,000,000    225,000,000
 17.12  Highway User Taxes 
 17.13     220,822,000    220,838,000
 17.14  The commissioner of transportation 
 17.15  shall notify the chair of the 
 17.16  transportation budget division of the 
 17.17  senate and chair of the transportation 
 17.18  budget division finance committee of 
 17.19  the house of representatives quarterly 
 17.20  of any events that should cause these 
 17.21  estimates to change. 
 17.22  This appropriation is for the actual 
 17.23  construction, reconstruction, and 
 17.24  improvement of trunk highways.  This 
 17.25  includes the cost of actual payment to 
 17.26  landowners for lands acquired for 
 17.27  highway rights-of-way, payment to 
 17.28  lessees, interest subsidies, and 
 17.29  relocation expenses.  
 17.30  The appropriation for fiscal year 1997 
 17.31  is for state road construction and is 
 17.32  added to the appropriations in Laws 
 17.33  1995, chapter 265, article 2, section 
 17.34  2, subdivision 7, clause (a).  The 
 17.35  commissioner, with the approval of the 
 17.36  commissioner of finance, may spend up 
 17.37  to $7,100,000 of this appropriation for 
 17.38  state road operations for flood relief 
 17.39  efforts. 
 17.40  Of this appropriation, up to 
 17.41  $15,000,000 the first year and up to 
 17.42  $15,000,000 the second year may be 
 17.43  transferred by the commissioner to the 
 17.44  trunk highway revolving loan account if 
 17.45  this account is created in the trunk 
 17.46  highway fund. 
 17.47  The commissioner of transportation may 
 17.48  receive money covering other shares of 
 17.49  the cost of partnership projects.  
 17.50  These receipts are appropriated to the 
 17.51  commissioner for these projects. 
 17.52  Before proceeding with a project, or a 
 17.53  series of projects on a single highway, 
 17.54  with a cost exceeding $10,000,000, the 
 17.55  commissioner shall consider the 
 17.56  feasibility of alternative means of 
 17.57  financing the project or series of 
 18.1   projects, including but not limited to 
 18.2   congestion pricing, tolls, mileage 
 18.3   pricing, and public-private partnership.
 18.4   (b) Highway Debt Service 
 18.5       15,161,000     13,539,000
 18.6   $5,951,000 the first year and 
 18.7   $5,403,000 the second year are for 
 18.8   transfer to the state bond fund. 
 18.9   If this appropriation is insufficient 
 18.10  to make all transfers required in the 
 18.11  year for which it is made, the 
 18.12  commissioner of finance shall notify 
 18.13  the committee on state government 
 18.14  finance of the senate and the committee 
 18.15  on ways and means of the house of 
 18.16  representatives of the amount of the 
 18.17  deficiency and shall then transfer that 
 18.18  amount under the statutory open 
 18.19  appropriation.  
 18.20  Any excess appropriation must be 
 18.21  canceled to the trunk highway fund. 
 18.22  (c) Research and Investment Management 
 18.23      11,606,000     11,791,000
 18.24  $600,000 the first year and $600,000 
 18.25  the second year are available for 
 18.26  grants for transportation studies 
 18.27  outside the metropolitan area for 
 18.28  transportation studies to identify 
 18.29  critical concerns, problems, and 
 18.30  issues.  These grants are available to 
 18.31  (1) regional development commissions, 
 18.32  and (2) in regions where no regional 
 18.33  development commission is functioning, 
 18.34  joint-powers boards established under 
 18.35  agreement of two or more political 
 18.36  subdivisions in the region to exercise 
 18.37  the planning functions of a regional 
 18.38  development commission, and (3) in 
 18.39  regions where no regional development 
 18.40  commission or joint powers board is 
 18.41  functioning, the department's district 
 18.42  office for that region. 
 18.43  $216,000 the first year and $216,000 
 18.44  the second year are available for 
 18.45  grants to metropolitan planning 
 18.46  organizations outside the seven-county 
 18.47  metropolitan area. 
 18.48  $154,000 the first year and $181,000 
 18.49  the second year are for development of 
 18.50  an upgraded transportation information 
 18.51  system for making investment decisions. 
 18.52  $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
 18.53  second year are for a transportation 
 18.54  research contingent account to finance 
 18.55  research projects that are reimbursable 
 18.56  from the federal government or from 
 18.57  other sources.  If the appropriation 
 18.58  for either year is insufficient, the 
 18.59  appropriation for the other year is 
 18.60  available for it. 
 19.1   (d) Central Engineering Services
 19.2       56,593,000     57,384,000
 19.3   Of these appropriations, $2,190,000 the 
 19.4   first year and $2,190,000 the second 
 19.5   year are for scientific equipment.  If 
 19.6   the appropriation for either year is 
 19.7   insufficient, the appropriation for the 
 19.8   other year is available for it. 
 19.9   (e) Design and Construction Engineering
 19.10      69,445,000     70,879,000
 19.11  (f) State Road Operations
 19.12     202,431,000    205,503,000
 19.13                Summary by Fund
 19.14  General                 100,000       100,000
 19.15  Trunk Highway       202,331,000   205,403,000
 19.16  $11,689,000 the first year and 
 19.17  $11,689,000 the second year are for 
 19.18  road equipment.  If the appropriation 
 19.19  for either year is insufficient, the 
 19.20  appropriation for the other year is 
 19.21  available for it. 
 19.22  $805,000 each year is for the Orion 
 19.23  intelligent transportation system 
 19.24  research project. 
 19.25  $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
 19.26  the second year are from the general 
 19.27  fund for grants to the Minnesota 
 19.28  highway safety center at St. Cloud 
 19.29  State University for driver education. 
 19.30  (g) Electronic Communications
 19.31       6,256,000     12,778,000
 19.32                Summary by Fund
 19.33  General                   9,000         9,000
 19.34  Trunk Highway         6,247,000    12,769,000
 19.35  $9,000 the first year and $9,000 the 
 19.36  second year are from the general fund 
 19.37  for equipment and operation of the 
 19.38  Roosevelt signal tower for Lake of the 
 19.39  Woods weather broadcasting. 
 19.40  $1,730,000 the first year and 
 19.41  $8,170,000 the second year are for the 
 19.42  purchase of ancillary equipment for the 
 19.43  800 MHz system and for personnel 
 19.44  necessary to develop, install, and 
 19.45  operate the system.  This appropriation 
 19.46  does not cancel but is available until 
 19.47  spent. 
 19.48     Sec. 9.  Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 4, 
 19.49  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 20.1   Subd. 3.  State Patrol    226,000     51,215,000     51,717,000
 20.2                           Summary by Fund
 20.3                     1997          1998           1999 
 20.4   General           226,000      2,058,000      2,181,000
 20.5   Trunk Highway                 49,067,000     49,446,000
 20.6   Highway User                      90,000         90,000 
 20.7   The commissioner of finance shall 
 20.8   reduce the appropriations for the 
 20.9   division of state patrol from the trunk 
 20.10  highway fund and general fund as 
 20.11  necessary to reflect legislation 
 20.12  enacted in 1997 that (1) reduces state 
 20.13  contributions for pensions for 
 20.14  employees under the division of state 
 20.15  patrol from the trunk highway fund or 
 20.16  general fund, or (2) provides money for 
 20.17  those pensions from police state aid. 
 20.18  Of the appropriation for fiscal year 
 20.19  1997, $76,000 is for transfer to the 
 20.20  trunk highway fund and $150,000 is to 
 20.21  reimburse the state patrol for general 
 20.22  fund expenditures to cover the costs of 
 20.23  deploying state patrol troopers to the 
 20.24  city of Minneapolis to assist the city 
 20.25  in combating violent crime. 
 20.26  $600,000 the first year and $1,200,000 
 20.27  the second year from the trunk highway 
 20.28  fund are to implement wage increases 
 20.29  for state patrol troopers, trooper 1s, 
 20.30  and corporals.  The wage adjustments 
 20.31  are based on an internal Hay study 
 20.32  conducted by the department of employee 
 20.33  relations. 
 20.34  $1,675,000 the first year and $424,000 
 20.35  the second year from the trunk highway 
 20.36  fund and $93,000 the first year and 
 20.37  $22,000 the second year from the 
 20.38  general fund are for the development 
 20.39  and operational costs of computer-aided 
 20.40  dispatching, records management, and 
 20.41  station office automation systems. 
 20.42  $78,000 the first year and $78,000 the 
 20.43  second year from the general fund are 
 20.44  for additional capitol complex security 
 20.45  positions. 
 20.46  The commissioner of public safety shall 
 20.47  identify and implement measures to 
 20.48  increase the representation of females 
 20.49  and minorities in the state patrol so 
 20.50  that the trooper population more 
 20.51  accurately reflects the population 
 20.52  served by the state patrol.  These 
 20.53  measures must include: 
 20.54  (1) evaluation of hiring and training 
 20.55  programs to identify and eliminate any 
 20.56  biases against underutilized, protected 
 20.57  groups; 
 20.58  (2) expansion of outreach programs to 
 21.1   high schools to include informational 
 21.2   presentations on law enforcement 
 21.3   careers and law enforcement degree 
 21.4   programs; 
 21.5   (3) intensification of recruitment 
 21.6   efforts toward qualified members of 
 21.7   protected groups; 
 21.8   (4) provision of guidance and support 
 21.9   to students in law enforcement degree 
 21.10  programs; 
 21.11  (5) publication of employment 
 21.12  opportunities in newspapers with 
 21.13  substantial readership among protected 
 21.14  groups; and 
 21.15  (6) development of other innovative 
 21.16  ways to promote awareness, acceptance, 
 21.17  and appreciation for diversity and 
 21.18  affirmative action in the state patrol. 
 21.19  The commissioner shall report to the 
 21.20  senate transportation committee and the 
 21.21  house of representatives transportation 
 21.22  and transit committee by January 30, 
 21.23  1998, on the measures implemented, 
 21.24  results achieved, progress made in 
 21.25  reaching affirmative action goals, and 
 21.26  recommendations for future action. 
 21.27  When an otherwise qualified candidate 
 21.28  does not have the educational credits 
 21.29  to meet the current peace officer 
 21.30  standards and training board licensing 
 21.31  standards, the commissioner may provide 
 21.32  the financial resources to obtain the 
 21.33  education necessary to meet the 
 21.34  licensing requirements.  Of this 
 21.35  appropriation, $150,000 the second year 
 21.36  from the general fund is for assistance 
 21.37  to these otherwise qualified 
 21.38  individuals to prepare them for the 
 21.39  trooper candidate school beginning in 
 21.40  January 1999.  This appropriation does 
 21.41  not cancel but is available until spent.
 21.42                             ARTICLE 2
 21.43                     TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT 
 21.44     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 121A.36, 
 21.45  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 21.46     Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATION.] (a) All funds in the motorcycle 
 21.47  safety fund created by section 171.06, subdivision 2a, are 
 21.48  hereby annually appropriated to the commissioner of public 
 21.49  safety to carry out the purposes of subdivisions 1 and 2.  The 
 21.50  commissioner of public safety may make grants from the fund to 
 21.51  the commissioner of children, families, and learning at such 
 21.52  times and in such amounts as the commissioner deems necessary to 
 21.53  carry out the purposes of subdivisions 1 and 2.  
 22.1      (b) Of the money appropriated under paragraph (a): 
 22.2      (1) In each of fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999, not more 
 22.3   than $25,000, and in subsequent years not more than five 
 22.4   percent, shall be expended to defray the administrative costs of 
 22.5   carrying out the purposes of subdivisions 1 and 2.; and 
 22.6      (2) In each of fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999, not more 
 22.7   than 65 percent, and in subsequent years not more than 60 
 22.8   percent, shall be expended for the combined purpose of training 
 22.9   and coordinating the activities of motorcycle safety instructors 
 22.10  and making reimbursements to schools and other approved 
 22.11  organizations. 
 22.12     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.011, 
 22.13  subdivision 35, is amended to read: 
 22.14     Subd. 35.  [LIMOUSINE.] For purposes of motor vehicle 
 22.15  registration only, "Limousine" means an unmarked a luxury 
 22.16  passenger automobile that is not a van or station wagon and has 
 22.17  a seating capacity of not more than 12 persons, excluding the 
 22.18  driver.  
 22.19     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.012, 
 22.20  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 22.22  FEES.] (a) The following vehicles are exempt from the provisions 
 22.23  of this chapter requiring payment of tax and registration fees, 
 22.24  except as provided in subdivision 1c:  
 22.25     (1) vehicles owned and used solely in the transaction of 
 22.26  official business by the federal government, the state, or any 
 22.27  political subdivision; 
 22.28     (2) vehicles owned and used exclusively by educational 
 22.29  institutions and used solely in the transportation of pupils to 
 22.30  and from such institutions; 
 22.31     (3) vehicles used solely in driver education programs at 
 22.32  nonpublic high schools; 
 22.33     (4) vehicles owned by nonprofit charities and used 
 22.34  exclusively to transport disabled persons for educational 
 22.35  purposes; 
 22.36     (5) vehicles owned and used by honorary consul; and 
 23.1      (6) ambulances owned by ambulance services licensed under 
 23.2   section 144E.10, the general appearance of which is 
 23.3   unmistakable; and 
 23.4      (7) vehicles owned by a commercial driving school licensed 
 23.5   under section 171.34 and used exclusively for driver education 
 23.6   and training. 
 23.7      (b) Vehicles owned by the federal government, municipal 
 23.8   fire apparatus including fire suppression support vehicles, 
 23.9   police patrols and ambulances, the general appearance of which 
 23.10  is unmistakable, shall not be required to register or display 
 23.11  number plates.  
 23.12     (c) Unmarked vehicles used in general police work, liquor 
 23.13  investigations, arson investigations, and passenger automobiles, 
 23.14  pickup trucks, and buses owned or operated by the department of 
 23.15  corrections shall be registered and shall display appropriate 
 23.16  license number plates which shall be furnished by the registrar 
 23.17  at cost.  Original and renewal applications for these license 
 23.18  plates authorized for use in general police work and for use by 
 23.19  the department of corrections must be accompanied by a 
 23.20  certification signed by the appropriate chief of police if 
 23.21  issued to a police vehicle, the appropriate sheriff if issued to 
 23.22  a sheriff's vehicle, the commissioner of corrections if issued 
 23.23  to a department of corrections vehicle, or the appropriate 
 23.24  officer in charge if issued to a vehicle of any other law 
 23.25  enforcement agency.  The certification must be on a form 
 23.26  prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicle will 
 23.27  be used exclusively for a purpose authorized by this section.  
 23.28     (d) Unmarked vehicles used by the departments of revenue 
 23.29  and labor and industry, fraud unit, in conducting seizures or 
 23.30  criminal investigations must be registered and must display 
 23.31  passenger vehicle classification license number plates which 
 23.32  shall be furnished at cost by the registrar.  Original and 
 23.33  renewal applications for these passenger vehicle license plates 
 23.34  must be accompanied by a certification signed by the 
 23.35  commissioner of revenue or the commissioner of labor and 
 23.36  industry.  The certification must be on a form prescribed by the 
 24.1   commissioner and state that the vehicles will be used 
 24.2   exclusively for the purposes authorized by this section. 
 24.3      (e) Unmarked vehicles used by the division of disease 
 24.4   prevention and control of the department of health must be 
 24.5   registered and must display passenger vehicle classification 
 24.6   license number plates.  These plates must be furnished at cost 
 24.7   by the registrar.  Original and renewal applications for these 
 24.8   passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a 
 24.9   certification signed by the commissioner of health.  The 
 24.10  certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner 
 24.11  and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the 
 24.12  official duties of the division of disease prevention and 
 24.13  control.  
 24.14     (f) All other motor vehicles shall be registered and 
 24.15  display tax-exempt number plates which shall be furnished by the 
 24.16  registrar at cost, except as provided in subdivision 1c.  All 
 24.17  vehicles required to display tax-exempt number plates shall have 
 24.18  the name of the state department or political subdivision, or 
 24.19  the nonpublic high school operating a driver education program, 
 24.20  or licensed commercial driving school, on the vehicle plainly 
 24.21  displayed on both sides thereof in letters not less than 2-1/2 
 24.22  inches high and one-half inch wide; except that each state 
 24.23  hospital and institution for the mentally ill and mentally 
 24.24  retarded may have one vehicle without the required 
 24.25  identification on the sides of the vehicle, and county social 
 24.26  service agencies may have vehicles used for child and vulnerable 
 24.27  adult protective services without the required identification on 
 24.28  the sides of the vehicle.  Such identification shall be in a 
 24.29  color giving contrast with that of the part of the vehicle on 
 24.30  which it is placed and shall endure throughout the term of the 
 24.31  registration.  The identification must not be on a removable 
 24.32  plate or placard and shall be kept clean and visible at all 
 24.33  times; except that a removable plate or placard may be utilized 
 24.34  on vehicles leased or loaned to a political subdivision or to a 
 24.35  nonpublic high school driver education program. 
 24.36     Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.013, 
 25.1   subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 25.2      Subd. 2.  [PRORATED FEES.] When a motor vehicle first 
 25.3   becomes subject to taxation during the registration period for 
 25.4   which the tax is paid, or when a vehicle becomes subject to 
 25.5   taxation upon transfer from a motor vehicle dealer, the tax 
 25.6   shall be for the remainder of the period prorated on a monthly 
 25.7   basis, 1/12 of the annual tax for each calendar month or 
 25.8   fraction thereof; provided, however, that for a vehicle having 
 25.9   an annual tax of $10 or less there shall be no reduction until 
 25.10  on and after September 1 when the annual tax shall be reduced 
 25.11  one-half. 
 25.12     Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.013, 
 25.13  subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
 25.14     Subd. 6.  [LISTING BY DEALERS.] The owner of every motor 
 25.15  vehicle not exempted by section 168.012 or 168.28, shall, so 
 25.16  long as it is subject to taxation within the state, list and 
 25.17  register the same and pay the tax herein provided annually; 
 25.18  provided, however, that any dealer in motor vehicles, to whom 
 25.19  dealer's plates have been issued as provided in this chapter, 
 25.20  coming into the possession of any such motor vehicle to be held 
 25.21  solely for the purpose of sale or demonstration or both, shall 
 25.22  be entitled to withhold the tax becoming due on such vehicle for 
 25.23  the following year if the vehicle is received before the current 
 25.24  year registration expires and the transfer is filed with the 
 25.25  registrar on or before such expiration date.  When, thereafter, 
 25.26  such vehicle is otherwise used or is sold, leased, or rented to 
 25.27  another person, firm, corporation, or association, the whole tax 
 25.28  for the remainder of the year, prorated on a monthly basis, 
 25.29  shall become payable immediately with all arrears. 
 25.30     Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.021, 
 25.31  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 25.33  registrar of motor vehicles shall design and furnish two license 
 25.34  number plates with attached emblems to each eligible owner.  The 
 25.35  emblem must bear the internationally accepted wheelchair symbol, 
 25.36  as designated in section 16B.61, subdivision 5, approximately 
 26.1   three inches square.  The emblem must be large enough to be 
 26.2   visible plainly from a distance of 50 feet.  An applicant 
 26.3   eligible for the special plates shall pay the motor vehicle 
 26.4   registration fee authorized by law less a credit of $1 for each 
 26.5   month registered. 
 26.6      Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.17, is 
 26.7   amended to read: 
 26.8      168.17 [SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION.] 
 26.9      All registrations and issue of number plates shall be 
 26.10  subject to amendment, suspension, modification or revocation by 
 26.11  the registrar summarily for any violation of or neglect to 
 26.12  comply with the provisions of this chapter or when the 
 26.13  transferee fails to comply with section 168A.10, subdivision 2, 
 26.14  within 30 days of the date of sale.  In any case where the 
 26.15  proper registration of a motor vehicle is dependent upon 
 26.16  procuring information entailing such delay as to unreasonably 
 26.17  deprive the owner of the use of the motor vehicle, the registrar 
 26.18  may issue a tax receipt and plates conditionally.  In any case 
 26.19  when revoking a registration for cause, the registrar shall have 
 26.20  authority to demand the return of the number plates and 
 26.21  registration certificates, and, if necessary, to seize the 
 26.22  number plates issued for such registration. 
 26.23     Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.301, 
 26.24  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 26.25     Subd. 3.  [LATE FEE.] In addition to any fee or tax 
 26.26  otherwise authorized or imposed upon the transfer of title for a 
 26.27  motor vehicle, the commissioner of public safety shall impose a 
 26.28  $2 additional fee for failure to deliver a title transfer within 
 26.29  14 ten days. 
 26.30     Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.301, 
 26.31  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 26.32     Subd. 4.  [REINSTATEMENT FEE.] When the commissioner has 
 26.33  suspended license plates on a vehicle because the transferee has 
 26.34  failed to deliver file the title certificate within ten 30 days 
 26.35  as provided in subdivision 1, the transferee shall pay a $5 $10 
 26.36  fee before the registration is reinstated. 
 27.1      Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.05, 
 27.2   subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 27.3      Subd. 5.  [ASSIGNMENT AND WARRANTY OF TITLE FORMS.] (a) The 
 27.4   certificate of title shall contain forms: 
 27.5      (1) for assignment and warranty of title by the owner, and; 
 27.6      (2) for assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, and 
 27.7   shall contain forms for applications; 
 27.8      (3) to apply for a certificate of title by a transferee, 
 27.9   and the naming of; 
 27.10     (4) to name a secured party, and shall include language 
 27.11  necessary to implement; and 
 27.12     (5) to make the disclosure required by section 325F.6641.  
 27.13     (b) The certificate of title must also include a separate 
 27.14  detachable postcard entitled "Notice of Sale" that contains, but 
 27.15  is not limited to, the vehicle's title number and vehicle 
 27.16  identification number.  The postcard must include sufficient 
 27.17  space for the owner to record the purchaser's name, address, and 
 27.18  driver's license number, if any, and the date of sale.  The 
 27.19  Notice of Sale must include clear instructions regarding the 
 27.20  owner's responsibility to complete and return the form, or to 
 27.21  transmit the required information electronically in a form 
 27.22  acceptable to the commissioner, pursuant to section 168A.10, 
 27.23  subdivision 1. 
 27.24     Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.10, 
 27.25  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 27.27  NOTICE OF SALE.] If an owner transfers interest in a vehicle 
 27.28  other than by the creation of a security interest, the owner 
 27.29  shall at the time of the delivery of the vehicle execute an 
 27.30  assignment and warranty of title to the transferee and shall 
 27.31  state the actual selling price in the space provided therefor on 
 27.32  the certificate.  Within ten days of the date of sale, other 
 27.33  than a sale by or to a licensed motor vehicle dealer, the owner 
 27.34  shall:  (1) complete, detach, and return to the department the 
 27.35  postcard on the certificate entitled "Notice of Sale," if one is 
 27.36  provided, including the transferee's name, address, and driver's 
 28.1   license number, if any, and the date of sale; or (2) transmit 
 28.2   this information electronically in a form acceptable to the 
 28.3   commissioner.  With respect to motor vehicles subject to the 
 28.4   provisions of section 325E.15, the transferor shall also, in the 
 28.5   space provided therefor on the certificate, state the true 
 28.6   cumulative mileage registered on the odometer or that the actual 
 28.7   mileage is unknown if the odometer reading is known by the 
 28.8   transferor to be different from the true mileage.  The 
 28.9   transferor shall cause the certificate and assignment to be 
 28.10  delivered to the transferee immediately. 
 28.11     Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.10, 
 28.12  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 28.13     Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION FOR NEW CERTIFICATE.] Except as 
 28.14  provided in section 168A.11, the transferee shall, within ten 
 28.15  days after assignment to the transferee of the vehicle title 
 28.16  certificate, execute the application for a new certificate of 
 28.17  title in the space provided therefor on the certificate, and 
 28.18  cause the certificate of title to be mailed or delivered to the 
 28.19  department.  Failure of the transferee to comply with this 
 28.20  subdivision shall result in the suspension of the vehicle's 
 28.21  registration under section 168.17. 
 28.22     Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.10, 
 28.23  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 28.25  Except as provided in section 168A.11 and as between the 
 28.26  parties, a transfer by an owner is not effective until the 
 28.27  provisions of this section have been complied with; however, an 
 28.28  owner who has delivered possession of the vehicle to the 
 28.29  transferee and has complied, or within 48 hours after such 
 28.30  delivery does comply, with the provisions of this section 
 28.31  requiring action by the owner is not liable as owner for any 
 28.32  damages resulting from operation of the vehicle after the 
 28.33  delivery of the vehicle to the transferee.  An owner is not 
 28.34  liable who has complied with the provisions of this section 
 28.35  except for completing and returning the Notice of Sale or 
 28.36  transmitting the required information electronically under 
 29.1   subdivision 1. 
 29.2      Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.30, 
 29.3   subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 29.5   A person is guilty of a misdemeanor who: 
 29.6      (1) with fraudulent intent permits another, not entitled 
 29.7   thereto, to use or have possession of a certificate of title; 
 29.8      (2) willfully fails to mail or deliver a certificate of 
 29.9   title to the department within the time required by sections 
 29.10  168A.01 to 168A.31; 
 29.11     (3) willfully fails to deliver to the transferee a 
 29.12  certificate of title within ten days after the time required by 
 29.13  sections 168A.01 to 168A.31; 
 29.14     (4) commits a fraud in any application for a certificate of 
 29.15  title; 
 29.16     (5) fails to notify the department of any fact as required 
 29.17  by sections 168A.01 to 168A.31, except for the facts included in 
 29.18  the Notice of Sale described in section 168A.10, subdivision 1; 
 29.19  or 
 29.20     (6) willfully violates any other provision of sections 
 29.21  168A.01 to 168A.31 except as otherwise provided in sections 
 29.22  168A.01 to 168A.31. 
 29.23     Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.122, 
 29.24  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 29.25     Subd. 5.  [EXCEPTION.] This section does not apply to the 
 29.26  possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers 
 29.27  in: 
 29.28     (1) a bus operated under a charter as defined in section 
 29.29  221.011, subdivision 20 that is operated by a motor carrier of 
 29.30  passengers, as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 48; or 
 29.31     (2) a vehicle providing limousine service as defined in 
 29.32  section 221.84, subdivision 1. 
 29.33     Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.345, 
 29.34  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 29.35     Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE OF PRIVILEGE.] (a) A vehicle that 
 29.36  prominently displays the certificate authorized by this section 
 30.1   or that bears license plates issued under section 168.021, may 
 30.2   be parked by or solely for the benefit of a physically disabled 
 30.3   person: 
 30.4      (1) in a designated parking space for disabled persons, as 
 30.5   provided in section 169.346; and 
 30.6      (2) in a metered parking space without obligation to pay 
 30.7   the meter fee and without time restrictions unless time 
 30.8   restrictions are separately posted on official signs; and 
 30.9      (3) without time restrictions in a nonmetered space where 
 30.10  parking is otherwise allowed for passenger vehicles but 
 30.11  restricted to a maximum period of time and which does not 
 30.12  specifically prohibit the exercise of disabled parking 
 30.13  privileges in that space.  
 30.14  A person may park a vehicle for a physically disabled person in 
 30.15  a parking space described in clause (1) or (2) only when 
 30.16  actually transporting the physically disabled person for the 
 30.17  sole benefit of that person and when the parking space is within 
 30.18  a reasonable distance from the drop-off point. 
 30.19     (b) For purposes of this subdivision, a certificate is 
 30.20  prominently displayed if it is displayed so that it may be 
 30.21  viewed from the front and rear of the vehicle by hanging it from 
 30.22  the rearview mirror attached to the front windshield of the 
 30.23  vehicle.  If there is no rearview mirror or if the certificate 
 30.24  holder's disability precludes placing the certificate on the 
 30.25  mirror, the placard must be displayed on the dashboard on the 
 30.26  driver's side of the vehicle.  No part of the certificate may be 
 30.27  obscured. 
 30.28     (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clauses (1) and, (2), 
 30.29  and (3), this section does not permit parking in areas 
 30.30  prohibited by sections 169.32 and 169.34, in designated no 
 30.31  parking spaces, or in parking spaces reserved for specified 
 30.32  purposes or vehicles.  A local governmental unit may, by 
 30.33  ordinance, prohibit parking on any street or highway to create a 
 30.34  fire lane, or to accommodate heavy traffic during morning and 
 30.35  afternoon rush hours and these ordinances also apply to 
 30.36  physically disabled persons. 
 31.1      Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.345, 
 31.2   subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 31.3      Subd. 3.  [IDENTIFYING CERTIFICATE.] (a) The division of 
 31.4   driver and vehicle services in the department of public safety 
 31.5   shall issue (1) immediately, a temporary permit valid for 30 
 31.6   days, if the person is eligible for the certificate issued under 
 31.7   this paragraph, and (2) a special identifying certificate for a 
 31.8   motor vehicle when a physically disabled applicant submits proof 
 31.9   of physical disability under subdivision 2a.  The commissioner 
 31.10  shall design separate certificates for persons with permanent 
 31.11  and temporary disabilities that can be readily distinguished 
 31.12  from each other from outside a vehicle at a distance of 25 
 31.13  feet.  The certificate is valid for six years, if the disability 
 31.14  is specified in the physician's or chiropractor's statement as 
 31.15  permanent, and is valid for a period not to exceed six months, 
 31.16  if the disability is specified as temporary. 
 31.17     (b) When the commissioner is satisfied that a motor vehicle 
 31.18  is used primarily for the purpose of transporting physically 
 31.19  disabled persons, the division may issue without charge (1) 
 31.20  immediately, a temporary permit valid for 30 days, if the 
 31.21  operator is eligible for the certificate issued under this 
 31.22  paragraph, and (2) a special identifying certificate for the 
 31.23  vehicle.  The operator of a vehicle displaying the certificate 
 31.24  or temporary permit has the parking privileges provided in 
 31.25  subdivision 1 only while the vehicle is actually in use for 
 31.26  transporting physically disabled persons.  The certificate 
 31.27  issued to a person transporting physically disabled persons must 
 31.28  be renewed every third year.  On application and renewal, the 
 31.29  person must present evidence that the vehicle continues to be 
 31.30  used for transporting physically disabled persons.  When the 
 31.31  commissioner of public safety issues commercial certificates to 
 31.32  an organization, the commissioner shall require documentation 
 31.33  satisfactory to the commissioner from each organization that 
 31.34  procedures and controls have been implemented to ensure that the 
 31.35  parking privileges available under this section will not be 
 31.36  abused.  
 32.1      (c) A certificate must be made of plastic or similar 
 32.2   durable material and must bear its expiration date prominently 
 32.3   on both sides.  A certificate issued prior to January 1, 1994, 
 32.4   must bear its expiration date prominently on its face and will 
 32.5   remain valid until that date or December 31, 2000, whichever 
 32.6   shall come first.  A certificate issued to a temporarily 
 32.7   disabled person must display the date of expiration of the 
 32.8   duration of the disability, as determined under paragraph (a).  
 32.9   Each applicant must be provided a summary of the parking 
 32.10  privileges and restrictions that apply to each vehicle for which 
 32.11  the certificate is used.  The commissioner may charge a fee of 
 32.12  $5 for issuance or renewal of a certificate or temporary permit, 
 32.13  and a fee of $5 for a duplicate to replace a lost, stolen, or 
 32.14  damaged certificate or temporary permit.  The commissioner shall 
 32.15  not charge a fee for issuing a certificate to a person who has 
 32.16  paid a fee for issuance of a temporary permit.  The commissioner 
 32.17  shall not issue more than three replacement certificates within 
 32.18  any six-year period without the approval of the council on 
 32.19  disability.  
 32.20     Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.345, 
 32.21  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 32.23  peace officer, authorized parking enforcement employee or agent 
 32.24  of a statutory or home rule charter city or town, or authorized 
 32.25  agent of the citizen enforcement program finds that the 
 32.26  certificate or temporary permit is being improperly used, the 
 32.27  officer, municipal employee, or agent shall report the violation 
 32.28  to the division of driver and vehicle services in the department 
 32.29  of public safety and the commissioner of public safety may 
 32.30  revoke the certificate or temporary permit.  A person who uses 
 32.31  the certificate or temporary permit in violation of this section 
 32.32  is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine of $500. 
 32.33     Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.346, 
 32.34  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 32.35     Subd. 3.  [MISDEMEANOR; ENFORCEMENT.] A person who violates 
 32.36  subdivision 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not 
 33.1   less than $100 or more than $200.  This subdivision shall be 
 33.2   enforced in the same manner as parking ordinances or regulations 
 33.3   in the governmental subdivision in which the violation occurs.  
 33.4   Law enforcement officers have the authority to tag vehicles 
 33.5   parked on either private or public property in violation of 
 33.6   subdivision 1.  Parking enforcement employees or agents of 
 33.7   statutory or home rule charter cities or towns have the 
 33.8   authority to tag or otherwise issue citations for vehicles 
 33.9   parked on public property in violation of subdivision 1.  If a 
 33.10  holder of a disability certificate or disability plates allows a 
 33.11  person who is not otherwise eligible to use the certificate or 
 33.12  plates, then the holder shall not be eligible to be issued or to 
 33.13  use a disability certificate or plates for 12 months after the 
 33.14  date of violation.  A physically disabled person, or a person 
 33.15  parking a vehicle for a disabled person, who is charged with 
 33.16  violating subdivision 1 because the person parked in a parking 
 33.17  space for physically disabled persons without the required 
 33.18  certificate, license plates, or temporary permit shall not be 
 33.19  convicted if the person produces in court or before the court 
 33.20  appearance the required certificate, temporary permit, or 
 33.21  evidence that the person has been issued license plates under 
 33.22  section 168.021, and demonstrates entitlement to the 
 33.23  certificate, plates, or temporary permit at the time of arrest 
 33.24  or tagging. 
 33.25     Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.346, is 
 33.26  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 33.27     Subd. 5.  [LOCAL ORDINANCE; LONG-TERM PARKING.] A statutory 
 33.28  or home rule charter city may enact an ordinance establishing a 
 33.29  permit program for long-term parking. 
 33.30     Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.55, 
 33.31  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 33.32     Subdivision 1.  [LIGHTS OR REFLECTORS REQUIRED.] At the 
 33.33  times when lighted lamps on vehicles are required each vehicle 
 33.34  including an animal-drawn vehicle and any vehicle specifically 
 33.35  excepted in sections 169.47 to 169.79, with respect to equipment 
 33.36  and not hereinbefore specifically required to be equipped with 
 34.1   lamps, shall be equipped with one or more lighted lamps or 
 34.2   lanterns projecting a white light visible from a distance of 500 
 34.3   feet to the front of the vehicle and with a lamp or lantern 
 34.4   exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to 
 34.5   the rear, except that reflectors meeting the maximum 
 34.6   requirements of this chapter may be used in lieu of the lights 
 34.7   required in this subdivision.  It shall be unlawful except as 
 34.8   otherwise provided in this subdivision, to project a white light 
 34.9   to the rear of any such vehicle while traveling on any street or 
 34.10  highway, unless such vehicle is moving in reverse.  A lighting 
 34.11  device mounted on top of a vehicle engaged in deliveries to 
 34.12  residences may project a white light to the rear if the sign 
 34.13  projects one or more additional colors to the rear.  An 
 34.14  authorized emergency vehicle may display an oscillating, 
 34.15  alternating, or rotating white light used in connection with an 
 34.16  oscillating, alternating, or rotating red light when responding 
 34.17  to emergency calls. 
 34.18     Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.58, is 
 34.19  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 34.20     Subd. 4.  [LIGHTED SIGN ON VEHICLE.] A vehicle engaged in 
 34.21  deliveries to residences may display a lighting device mounted 
 34.22  on the vehicle, which may project a red light to the front if 
 34.23  the sign projects one or more additional colors to the front. 
 34.24     Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.04, 
 34.25  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 34.26     Subdivision 1.  [PERSONS NOT ELIGIBLE.] The department 
 34.27  shall not issue a driver's license: 
 34.28     (1) to any person under 18 years unless: 
 34.29     (i) the applicant is 16 or 17 years of age and has a 
 34.30  previously issued valid license from another state or country or 
 34.31  the applicant has, for the 12 consecutive months preceding 
 34.32  application, held a provisional license and during that time has 
 34.33  incurred (A) no conviction for a violation of section 169.121, 
 34.34  169.1218, 169.122, or 169.123, (B) no conviction for a 
 34.35  crash-related moving violation, and (C) not more than one 
 34.36  conviction for a moving violation that is not crash related.  
 35.1   "Moving violation" means a violation of a traffic regulation but 
 35.2   does not include a parking violation, vehicle equipment 
 35.3   violation, or warning citation. 
 35.4      (ii) the application for a license is approved by (A) 
 35.5   either parent when both reside in the same household as the 
 35.6   minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (B) the parent or spouse 
 35.7   of the parent having custody or, in the event there is no court 
 35.8   order for custody, then (C) the parent or spouse of the parent 
 35.9   with whom the minor is living or, if subitems (A) to (C) do not 
 35.10  apply, then (D) the guardian having custody of the minor or, in 
 35.11  the event a person under the age of 18 has no living father, 
 35.12  mother, or guardian, then (E) the minor's employer; provided, 
 35.13  that the approval required by this item contains a verification 
 35.14  of the age of the applicant and the identity of the parent, 
 35.15  guardian, or employer; and 
 35.16     (iii) the applicant presents a certification by the person 
 35.17  who approves the application under item (ii), stating that the 
 35.18  applicant has driven a motor vehicle accompanied by and under 
 35.19  supervision of a licensed driver at least 21 years of age for at 
 35.20  least ten hours during the period of provisional licensure; 
 35.21     (2) to any person who is under the age of 18 years of age 
 35.22  or younger, unless the person has applied for, been issued, and 
 35.23  possessed the appropriate instruction permit for a minimum of 
 35.24  six months, and, with respect to a person under 18 years of age, 
 35.25  a provisional license for a minimum of 12 months; 
 35.26     (3) to any person who is 19 years of age or older, unless 
 35.27  that person has applied for, been issued, and possessed the 
 35.28  appropriate instruction permit for a minimum of three months; 
 35.29     (4) to any person whose license has been suspended during 
 35.30  the period of suspension except that a suspended license may be 
 35.31  reinstated during the period of suspension upon the licensee 
 35.32  furnishing proof of financial responsibility in the same manner 
 35.33  as provided in the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act; 
 35.34     (4) (5) to any person whose license has been revoked except 
 35.35  upon furnishing proof of financial responsibility in the same 
 35.36  manner as provided in the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile 
 36.1   Insurance Act and if otherwise qualified; 
 36.2      (5) (6) to any drug dependent person, as defined in section 
 36.3   254A.02, subdivision 5; 
 36.4      (6) (7) to any person who has been adjudged legally 
 36.5   incompetent by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, or 
 36.6   inebriation, and has not been restored to capacity, unless the 
 36.7   department is satisfied that the person is competent to operate 
 36.8   a motor vehicle with safety to persons or property; 
 36.9      (7) (8) to any person who is required by this chapter to 
 36.10  take a vision, knowledge, or road examination, unless the person 
 36.11  has successfully passed the examination.  An applicant who fails 
 36.12  four road tests must complete a minimum of six hours of 
 36.13  behind-the-wheel instruction with an approved instructor before 
 36.14  taking the road test again; 
 36.15     (8) (9) to any person who is required under the Minnesota 
 36.16  No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act to deposit proof of financial 
 36.17  responsibility and who has not deposited the proof; 
 36.18     (9) (10) to any person when the commissioner has good cause 
 36.19  to believe that the operation of a motor vehicle on the highways 
 36.20  by the person would be inimical to public safety or welfare; 
 36.21     (10) (11) to any person when, in the opinion of the 
 36.22  commissioner, the person is afflicted with or suffering from a 
 36.23  physical or mental disability or disease that will affect the 
 36.24  person in a manner as to prevent the person from exercising 
 36.25  reasonable and ordinary control over a motor vehicle while 
 36.26  operating it upon the highways; 
 36.27     (11) (12) to a person who is unable to read and understand 
 36.28  official signs regulating, warning, and directing traffic; 
 36.29     (12) (13) to a child for whom a court has ordered denial of 
 36.30  driving privileges under section 260.191, subdivision 1, or 
 36.31  260.195, subdivision 3a, until the period of denial is 
 36.32  completed; or 
 36.33     (13) (14) to any person whose license has been canceled, 
 36.34  during the period of cancellation. 
 36.35     Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.05, 
 36.36  subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
 37.2   An applicant who is 18 years old and who has applied for and 
 37.3   received an instruction permit under subdivision 1 and has not 
 37.4   previously been licensed to drive in Minnesota or in another 
 37.5   jurisdiction must possess the instruction permit for not less 
 37.6   than six months for an applicant who is 18 years of age, and not 
 37.7   less than three months for all other applicants, before 
 37.8   qualifying for a driver's license, or for not less than three 
 37.9   months for an applicant who successfully completes an approved 
 37.10  course of behind-the-wheel instruction.  An applicant with an 
 37.11  instruction permit from another jurisdiction must be credited 
 37.12  with the amount of time that permit has been held. 
 37.13     Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.05, 
 37.14  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 37.15     Subd. 2.  [PERSON LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE.] (a) 
 37.16  Notwithstanding any provision in subdivision 1 to the contrary, 
 37.17  the department, upon application therefor, may issue an 
 37.18  instruction permit to an applicant who is 15, 16, or 17 years of 
 37.19  age and the applicant: 
 37.20     (1) has completed a course of driver education in another 
 37.21  state, has a previously issued valid license from another state, 
 37.22  or is enrolled in a one of the following types of driver 
 37.23  education program including programs: 
 37.24     (i) a driver education program offered through the public 
 37.25  schools that includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training, 
 37.26  which and that has been approved by the state board of education 
 37.27  for courses offered through the public schools, or, in the case 
 37.28  of commissioner of children, families, and learning; 
 37.29     (ii) a course offered by a private, commercial driver 
 37.30  education school or institute, that includes classroom and 
 37.31  behind-the-wheel training and that has been approved by the 
 37.32  department of public safety; except when the applicant has 
 37.33  completed a course of driver education in another state or has a 
 37.34  previously issued valid license from another state or 
 37.35     (iii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education program 
 37.36  when the student is receiving full-time instruction in a home 
 38.1   school within the meaning of sections 120A.22 and 120A.24, the 
 38.2   student is working toward a home-school diploma, the student's 
 38.3   status as a home-school student has been certified by the 
 38.4   superintendent of the school district in which the student 
 38.5   resides, and the student is taking home-classroom driver 
 38.6   training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner 
 38.7   of public safety; 
 38.8      (2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the 
 38.9   driver education program; 
 38.10     (3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight; 
 38.11     (4) has passed a test of the applicant's knowledge of 
 38.12  traffic laws, which test must be administered by the department; 
 38.13     (5) has completed the required application, which must be 
 38.14  approved by (i) either parent when both reside in the same 
 38.15  household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (ii) the 
 38.16  parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event 
 38.17  there is no court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or 
 38.18  spouse of the parent with whom the minor is living or, if items 
 38.19  (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody 
 38.20  of the minor or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has 
 38.21  no living father, mother, or guardian, then (v) the applicant's 
 38.22  employer; provided, that the approval required by this clause 
 38.23  contains a verification of the age of the applicant and the 
 38.24  identity of the parent, guardian, or employer; and 
 38.25     (6) has paid the fee required in section 171.06, 
 38.26  subdivision 2. 
 38.27     (b) The instruction permit is valid for one year from the 
 38.28  date of application and may be renewed upon payment of a fee 
 38.29  equal to the fee for issuance of an instruction permit under 
 38.30  section 171.06, subdivision 2. 
 38.31     Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.061, 
 38.32  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 38.33     Subd. 4.  [FEE; EQUIPMENT.] (a) The agent may charge and 
 38.34  retain a filing fee of $3.50 for each application.  Except as 
 38.35  provided in paragraph (b), the fee shall cover all expenses 
 38.36  involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the 
 39.1   department the applications and fees required under sections 
 39.2   171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and 
 39.3   171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a. 
 39.4      (b) An agent with photo identification equipment provided 
 39.5   by the department before January 1, 1999, may retain the photo 
 39.6   identification equipment until the agent's appointment 
 39.7   terminates.  The department shall maintain the photo 
 39.8   identification equipment for these agents.  An agent appointed 
 39.9   before January 1, 1999, who does not have photo identification 
 39.10  equipment provided by the department, and any new agent 
 39.11  appointed after December 31, 1998, shall procure and maintain 
 39.12  photo identification equipment.  Upon the retirement, 
 39.13  resignation, death, or discontinuance of an existing agent, and 
 39.14  if a new agent is appointed in an existing office pursuant to 
 39.15  Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and notwithstanding the above or 
 39.16  Minnesota Rules, part 7404.0400, the department shall provide 
 39.17  and maintain photo identification equipment without additional 
 39.18  cost to a newly appointed agent in that office if the office was 
 39.19  provided the equipment by the department before January 1, 
 39.20  1999.  All photo identification equipment must be compatible 
 39.21  with standards established by the department. 
 39.22     (c) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county 
 39.23  board must be paid into the county treasury and credited to the 
 39.24  general revenue fund of the county.  An agent who is not an 
 39.25  employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of 
 39.26  county employment or salary and is considered an independent 
 39.27  contractor for pension purposes, coverage under the Minnesota 
 39.28  state retirement system, or membership in the public employees 
 39.29  retirement association. 
 39.30     (d) Before the end of the first working day following the 
 39.31  final day of the reporting period established by the department, 
 39.32  the agent must forward to the department all applications and 
 39.33  fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in 
 39.34  paragraph (c). 
 39.35     Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.07, 
 39.36  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 40.1      Subd. 3.  [IDENTIFICATION CARD; FEE.] (a) Upon payment of 
 40.2   the required fee, the department shall issue to every applicant 
 40.3   therefor a Minnesota identification card.  The department may 
 40.4   not issue a Minnesota identification card to a person who has a 
 40.5   driver's license, other than an instruction permit or a limited 
 40.6   license.  The card must bear a distinguishing number assigned to 
 40.7   the applicant, a colored photograph or an electronically 
 40.8   produced image, the full name, date of birth, residence address, 
 40.9   a description of the applicant in the manner as the commissioner 
 40.10  deems necessary, and a space upon which the applicant shall 
 40.11  write the usual signature and the date of birth of the applicant 
 40.12  with pen and ink.  Each identification card issued to an 
 40.13  applicant under the age of 21 must be of a distinguishing color 
 40.14  and plainly marked "Under-21." 
 40.15     (b) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly 
 40.16  marked "Minnesota identification card - not a driver's license." 
 40.17     (c) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents 
 40.18  when issued to:  a person who is mentally retarded, as defined 
 40.19  in section 252A.02, subdivision 2, or to; a physically disabled 
 40.20  person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2, is 50 
 40.21  cents; or, a person with mental illness, as described in section 
 40.22  245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c). 
 40.23     Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.39, is 
 40.24  amended to read: 
 40.25     171.39 [EXEMPTIONS.] 
 40.26     The provisions of sections 171.33 to 171.41 shall not apply:
 40.27  to any person giving driver training lessons without charge,; to 
 40.28  employers maintaining driver training schools without charge for 
 40.29  their employees only,; to a home-school within the meaning of 
 40.30  sections 120A.22 and 120A.24; to schools or classes conducted by 
 40.31  colleges, universities and high schools as a part of the normal 
 40.32  program for such institutions,; nor to those schools or persons 
 40.33  described in section 171.05, subdivision 2.  Any person who is a 
 40.34  certificated driver training instructor in a high school driver 
 40.35  training program may give driver training instruction to persons 
 40.36  over the age of 18 without acquiring a driver training school 
 41.1   license or instructor's license, and such instructors may make a 
 41.2   charge for that instruction, if there is no private commercial 
 41.3   driver training school licensed under this statute within 10 
 41.4   miles of the municipality where such instruction is given and 
 41.5   there is no adult drivers training program in effect in the 
 41.6   schools of the school district in which the trainee resides. 
 41.7      Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 173.02, 
 41.8   subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
 41.9      Subd. 6.  [VARIOUS SIGNS AND NOTICES DEFINED.] Directional 
 41.10  and other official signs and notices shall mean: 
 41.11     (a) "Official signs and notices" mean signs and notices 
 41.12  erected and maintained by public officers or public agencies 
 41.13  within their territorial jurisdiction and pursuant to and in 
 41.14  accordance with direction or authorization contained in federal 
 41.15  or state law for the purposes of carrying out an official duty 
 41.16  or responsibility.  Historical markers authorized by state law 
 41.17  and erected by state or local governmental agencies or nonprofit 
 41.18  historical societies, star city signs erected under section 
 41.19  173.085, and municipal identification entrance signs erected in 
 41.20  accordance with section 173.025 may be considered official signs.
 41.21     (b) "Public utility signs" mean warning signs, notices, or 
 41.22  markers which are customarily erected and maintained by publicly 
 41.23  or privately owned public utilities, as essential to their 
 41.24  operations.  
 41.25     (c) "Service club and religious notices" mean signs and 
 41.26  notices, not exceeding eight square feet in advertising area, 
 41.27  whose erection is authorized by law, relating to meetings and 
 41.28  location of nonprofit service clubs or charitable associations, 
 41.29  or religious services.  
 41.30     (d) "Directional signs" means signs containing directional 
 41.31  information about public places owned or operated by federal, 
 41.32  state, or local governments public authorities as defined in 
 41.33  Code of Federal Regulations, title 23, section 460.2, paragraph 
 41.34  (b), or their agencies, publicly or privately owned natural 
 41.35  phenomena, historic, cultural, scientific, educational, and 
 41.36  religious sites, and areas of natural scenic beauty or naturally 
 42.1   suited for outdoor recreation, deemed to be in the interest of 
 42.2   the traveling public.  To qualify for directional signs, 
 42.3   privately owned attractions must be nationally or regionally 
 42.4   known, and of outstanding interest to the traveling public.  
 42.5      (e) All definitions in this subdivision are intended to be 
 42.6   in conformity with the national standards for directional and 
 42.7   other official signs. 
 42.8      Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174.24, 
 42.9   subdivision 3b, is amended to read: 
 42.10     Subd. 3b.  [OPERATING ASSISTANCE.] The commissioner shall 
 42.11  determine the total operating cost of any public transit system 
 42.12  receiving or applying for assistance in accordance with 
 42.13  generally accepted accounting principles.  To be eligible for 
 42.14  financial assistance, an applicant or recipient shall provide to 
 42.15  the commissioner all financial records and other information and 
 42.16  shall permit any inspection reasonably necessary to determine 
 42.17  total operating cost and correspondingly the amount of 
 42.18  assistance which may be paid to the applicant or recipient.  
 42.19  Where more than one county or municipality contributes 
 42.20  assistance to the operation of a public transit system, the 
 42.21  commissioner shall identify one as lead agency for the purpose 
 42.22  of receiving moneys under this section.  
 42.23     Prior to distributing operating assistance to eligible 
 42.24  recipients for any contract period, the commissioner shall place 
 42.25  all recipients into one of the following classifications:  large 
 42.26  urbanized area service, urbanized area service, small urban area 
 42.27  service, rural area service, and elderly and handicapped 
 42.28  service.  The commissioner shall distribute funds under this 
 42.29  section so that the percentage of total operating cost paid by 
 42.30  any recipient from local sources will not exceed the percentage 
 42.31  for that recipient's classification, except as provided in an 
 42.32  undue hardship case.  The percentages shall be:  for large 
 42.33  urbanized area service, 55 50 percent; for urbanized area 
 42.34  service and small urban area service, 40 percent; for rural area 
 42.35  service, 35 percent; and for elderly and handicapped service, 35 
 42.36  percent.  The remainder of the total operating cost will be paid 
 43.1   from state funds less any assistance received by the recipient 
 43.2   from any federal source.  For purposes of this subdivision 
 43.3   "local sources" means all local sources of funds and includes 
 43.4   all operating revenue, tax levies, and contributions from public 
 43.5   funds, except that the commissioner may exclude from the total 
 43.6   assistance contract revenues derived from operations the cost of 
 43.7   which is excluded from the computation of total operating cost.  
 43.8      If a recipient informs the commissioner in writing after 
 43.9   the establishment of these percentages but prior to the 
 43.10  distribution of financial assistance for any year that paying 
 43.11  its designated percentage of total operating cost from local 
 43.12  sources will cause undue hardship, the commissioner may reduce 
 43.13  the percentage to be paid from local sources by the recipient 
 43.14  and increase the percentage to be paid from local sources by one 
 43.15  or more other recipients inside or outside the classification, 
 43.16  provided that no recipient shall have its percentage thus 
 43.17  reduced or increased for more than two years successively.  If 
 43.18  for any year the funds appropriated to the commissioner to carry 
 43.19  out the purposes of this section are insufficient to allow the 
 43.20  commissioner to pay the state share of total operating cost as 
 43.21  provided in this paragraph, the commissioner shall reduce the 
 43.22  state share in each classification to the extent necessary. 
 43.23     Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174.70, is 
 43.24  amended to read: 
 43.26     Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY OF COMMISSIONER.] The 
 43.27  commissioner of transportation may exercise the powers granted 
 43.28  in this chapter and in sections 473.891 to 473.905, to plan and 
 43.29  implement the communications system as provided in sections 
 43.30  473.891 to 473.905. 
 43.31     Subd. 2.  [IMPLEMENTATION.] In order to facilitate 
 43.32  construction of the initial backbone of the communications 
 43.33  system described in subdivision 1, the commissioner shall, by 
 43.34  purchase, lease, gift, exchange, or other means, obtain sites 
 43.35  for the erection of towers and the location of equipment and 
 43.36  shall construct buildings and structures needed for the system.  
 44.1   The commissioner may negotiate with commercial wireless service 
 44.2   providers to obtain sites, towers, and equipment.  
 44.3   Notwithstanding sections 161.433, 161.434, 161.45, and 161.46, 
 44.4   the commissioner may by agreement allow commercial wireless 
 44.5   service providers to install privately owned equipment on 
 44.6   state-owned lands, buildings, and other structures under the 
 44.7   jurisdiction of the commissioner when it is practical and 
 44.8   feasible to do so.  The commissioner shall charge a site use fee 
 44.9   for the value of the property or structure made available.  In 
 44.10  lieu of a site use fee, the commissioner may make agreements 
 44.11  with commercial wireless service providers to place state 
 44.12  equipment on privately owned towers and may accept (1) 
 44.13  improvements to state-owned public safety communications 
 44.14  facilities or real or personal property, or (2) services 
 44.15  provided by a commercial wireless service provider. 
 44.16     Subd. 3.  [DEPOSIT OF FEES; APPROPRIATION.] Fees collected 
 44.17  under subdivision 2 must be deposited in the trunk highway 
 44.18  fund.  The fees so collected are appropriated to the 
 44.19  commissioner to pay for the commissioner's share and state 
 44.20  patrol's share of the costs of constructing and maintaining the 
 44.21  communication system sites. 
 44.22     Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174A.02, 
 44.23  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 44.24     Subd. 4.  [HEARINGS; NOTICE.] With respect to those matters 
 44.25  within its jurisdiction the board shall receive, hear and 
 44.26  determine all petitions filed with it in accordance with the 
 44.27  procedures established by law and may hold hearings and make 
 44.28  determinations upon its own motion to the same extent, and in 
 44.29  every instance, in which it may do so upon petition.  Upon 
 44.30  receiving petitions filed pursuant to sections 221.061, 221.081, 
 44.31  221.121, subdivision 1, 221.151, 221.296, and 221.55, the board 
 44.32  shall give notice of the filing of the petition to 
 44.33  representatives of associations or other interested groups or 
 44.34  persons who have registered their names with the board for that 
 44.35  purpose and to whomever the board deems to be interested in the 
 44.36  petition.  The board may grant or deny the request of the 
 45.1   petition 30 days after notice of the filing has been fully 
 45.2   given.  If the board receives a written objection and notice of 
 45.3   intent to appear at a hearing to object to the petition from any 
 45.4   person within 20 days of the notice having been fully given, the 
 45.5   request of the petition shall be granted or denied only after a 
 45.6   contested case hearing has been conducted on the petition, 
 45.7   unless the objection is withdrawn prior to the hearing.  The 
 45.8   board may elect to hold a contested case hearing if no 
 45.9   objections to the petition are received.  If a timely objection 
 45.10  is not received, or if received and withdrawn, and the request 
 45.11  of the petition is denied without hearing, the petitioner may 
 45.12  request within 30 days of receiving the notice of denial, and 
 45.13  shall be granted, a contested case hearing on the petition. 
 45.14     Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174A.06, is 
 45.15  amended to read: 
 45.16     174A.06 [CONTINUATION OF RULES.] 
 45.17     Orders and directives in force, issued, or promulgated 
 45.18  under authority of chapters 174A, 216A, 218, 219, 221, and 222 
 45.19  remain and continue in force and effect until repealed, 
 45.20  modified, or superseded by duly authorized orders or directives 
 45.21  of the commissioner of transportation.  To the extent allowed 
 45.22  under federal law or regulation, rules adopted under authority 
 45.23  of the following sections are transferred to the commissioner of 
 45.24  transportation and continue in force and effect until repealed, 
 45.25  modified, or superseded by duly authorized rules of the 
 45.26  commissioner:  
 45.27     (1) section 218.041 except rules related to the form and 
 45.28  manner of filing railroad rates, railroad accounting rules, and 
 45.29  safety rules; 
 45.30     (2) section 219.40; 
 45.31     (3) rules relating to rates or tariffs, or the granting, 
 45.32  limiting, or modifying of permits or certificates of convenience 
 45.33  and necessity under section 221.031, subdivision 1; 
 45.34     (4) rules relating to the sale, assignment, pledge, or 
 45.35  other transfer of a stock interest in a corporation holding 
 45.36  authority to operate as a permit carrier as prescribed in 
 46.1   section 221.151, subdivision 1, or a local cartage carrier under 
 46.2   section 221.296, subdivision 8; 
 46.3      (5) rules relating to rates, charges, and practices under 
 46.4   section 221.161, subdivision 4; and 
 46.5      (6) rules relating to rates, tariffs, or the granting, 
 46.6   limiting, or modifying of permits under sections 221.121, 
 46.7   221.151, and 221.296 or certificates of convenience and 
 46.8   necessity under section 221.071.  
 46.9      The commissioner shall review the transferred rules, 
 46.10  orders, and directives and, when appropriate, develop and adopt 
 46.11  new rules, orders, or directives. 
 46.12     Sec. 34.  [219.445] [SOUTHERN RAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT 
 46.13  PLAN.] 
 46.14     Subdivision 1.  [CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT.] The commissioner of 
 46.15  transportation shall develop a corridor improvement plan for 
 46.16  grade crossings intersecting or crossing the railway 
 46.17  right-of-way in the railway corridor that runs east to west 
 46.18  across southern Minnesota within all of the counties of Winona, 
 46.19  Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, Waseca, Blue Earth, Brown, Redwood, 
 46.20  Lyon, and Lincoln. 
 46.21     Subd. 2.  [GRADE CROSSING RECOMMENDATIONS.] (a) The 
 46.22  corridor improvement plan must include crossing-by-crossing 
 46.23  assessments based on ten-year and 20-year projections of train 
 46.24  and vehicle volumes that will identify minimum improvements 
 46.25  necessary at crossings with moderate levels of exposure, 
 46.26  consistent with rules adopted by the commissioner.  The plan 
 46.27  must include identification of all crossings that are candidates 
 46.28  for grade separations where levels of exposure exceed 300,000, 
 46.29  or crossings that meet the criteria identified in the rules 
 46.30  adopted by the commissioner.  For purposes of this section, 
 46.31  "levels of exposure" means average daily vehicle traffic 
 46.32  multiplied by the number of trains per day at a crossing.  
 46.33     (b) In cities where the department has identified multiple 
 46.34  grade separation candidates the plan must include a strategy 
 46.35  that identifies the appropriate mix of safety improvements at 
 46.36  all crossings in the city and that considers optimal locations 
 47.1   for grade separations, crossing consolidations, and other grade 
 47.2   crossing safety improvements and traffic routing options. 
 47.3      (c) The department shall consider crossings that are 
 47.4   candidates for closure, consistent with rules adopted by the 
 47.5   commissioner governing the vacating of a grade crossing. 
 47.6      (d) When community plans have been developed by the 
 47.7   affected railroad company and local governing bodies, the 
 47.8   department shall review the community plans for compliance with 
 47.9   the department's minimum criteria for necessary crossing 
 47.10  improvements at all public crossings as identified in the 
 47.11  commissioner's rules.  The agreed-to community plans take 
 47.12  precedence over the elements of the corridor improvement plan. 
 47.14  PARTICIPATION; FEDERAL REVIEW.] (a) The commissioner shall 
 47.15  provide an opportunity for an affected railroad company or local 
 47.16  governing body to participate in developing the corridor 
 47.17  improvement plan.  The commissioner shall allow an affected 
 47.18  local governing body the opportunity to review the corridor 
 47.19  improvement plan before executing an agreement for grade 
 47.20  crossing improvements in the corridor improvement plan between 
 47.21  the department and the railroad company and before forwarding 
 47.22  the plan to the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB).  
 47.23     (b) Paragraph (a) does not preclude the department from 
 47.24  providing comments or information related to the railway 
 47.25  corridor improvement project to the STB or any other governing 
 47.26  body related to construction activities or environmental impact 
 47.27  statement preparation.  
 47.28     Subd. 4.  [FINAL PLAN; HOLD HARMLESS.] (a) The final plan 
 47.29  must be submitted to any affected area transportation 
 47.30  partnership, local unit of government, and railroad company 
 47.31  within the corridor area in order to provide future grade 
 47.32  crossing safety improvement planning guidance.  
 47.33     (b) Unless otherwise specifically agreed to as part of the 
 47.34  plan, the development of a corridor improvement plan does not 
 47.35  bind the state or any local government unit to a specific 
 47.36  implementation timetable or to funding the cost of proposed 
 48.1   recommended safety upgrades. 
 48.2      Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, 
 48.3   subdivision 15, is amended to read: 
 48.4      Subd. 15.  [MOTOR CARRIER.] "Motor carrier" means a carrier 
 48.5   operating for hire under the authority of this chapter and 
 48.6   subject to the rules and orders of the commissioner or the board 
 48.7   person engaged in the for-hire transportation of property or 
 48.8   passengers.  "Motor carrier" does not include a person providing 
 48.9   transportation described in section 221.025, a building mover 
 48.10  subject to section 221.81, or a person providing limousine 
 48.11  service as defined in section 221.84. 
 48.12     Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, 
 48.13  subdivision 37, is amended to read: 
 48.14     Subd. 37.  [CERTIFICATED CARRIER.] "Certificated carrier" 
 48.15  means a motor carrier holding a certificate issued under section 
 48.16  221.071 of registration. 
 48.17     Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, 
 48.18  subdivision 38, is amended to read: 
 48.19     Subd. 38.  [CLASS I CARRIER.] "Class I carrier" means a 
 48.20  person who has been issued a certificate under section 221.071 
 48.21  to operate as a class I carrier of registration. 
 48.22     Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, is 
 48.23  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 48.24     Subd. 48.  [MOTOR CARRIER OF PASSENGERS.] "Motor carrier of 
 48.25  passengers" means a person engaged in the for-hire 
 48.26  transportation of passengers in vehicles designed to transport 
 48.27  eight or more persons, including the driver. 
 48.28     Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, is 
 48.29  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 48.30     Subd. 49.  [SMALL VEHICLE PASSENGER SERVICE.] "Small 
 48.31  vehicle passenger service" means a service provided by a person 
 48.32  engaged in the for-hire transportation of passengers in a 
 48.33  vehicle designed to transport seven or fewer persons, including 
 48.34  the driver. 
 48.35     Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.021, is 
 48.36  amended to read: 
 49.2   REQUIRED.] 
 49.3      Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] No person may operate as a 
 49.4   motor carrier or advertise or otherwise hold out as a motor 
 49.5   carrier without a certificate of registration or permit in 
 49.6   effect.  A certificate or permit may be suspended or revoked 
 49.7   upon conviction of violating a provision of sections 221.011 to 
 49.8   221.296 or an order or rule of the commissioner or board 
 49.9   governing the operation of motor carriers, and upon a finding by 
 49.10  the court that the violation was willful.  The board 
 49.11  commissioner may, for good cause after a hearing, suspend or 
 49.12  revoke a certificate or permit for a violation of a provision of 
 49.13  sections 221.011 to 221.296 or an order issued or rule adopted 
 49.14  by the commissioner or board under this chapter.  
 49.15     Subd. 2.  [SANCTIONS.] The commissioner may suspend, 
 49.16  revoke, or deny renewal of a certificate of registration for (1) 
 49.17  serious or repeated violations of this chapter, or (2) a pattern 
 49.18  of repeated violations of local ordinances governing traffic and 
 49.19  parking.  
 49.20     Subd. 3.  [HEARING.] A motor carrier affected by an action 
 49.21  of the commissioner under subdivision 2 may, within 20 days of 
 49.22  receipt of a notice of the commissioner's action, request an 
 49.23  administrative hearing by following the procedures in section 
 49.24  221.036, subdivision 7. 
 49.25     Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.022, is 
 49.26  amended to read: 
 49.27     221.022 [EXCEPTION.] 
 49.28     The powers granted to the board commissioner under sections 
 49.29  221.011 to 221.296 do not include the power to regulate any 
 49.30  service or vehicles operated by the metropolitan council or 
 49.31  to regulate register passenger transportation service provided 
 49.32  under contract to the department or the metropolitan council.  A 
 49.33  provider of passenger transportation service under contract to 
 49.34  the department or the metropolitan council may not also provide 
 49.35  charter service as a motor carrier of passengers without first 
 49.36  having obtained a permit to operate as a charter 
 50.1   carrier registered under section 221.0252. 
 50.2      Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.025, is 
 50.3   amended to read: 
 50.4      221.025 [EXEMPTIONS.] 
 50.5      The provisions of this chapter requiring a certificate or 
 50.6   permit to operate as a motor carrier do not apply to the 
 50.7   intrastate transportation described below:  
 50.8      (a) the transportation of students to or from school or 
 50.9   school activities in a school bus inspected and certified under 
 50.10  section 169.451 and the transportation of children or parents to 
 50.11  or from a Head Start facility or Head Start activity in a Head 
 50.12  Start bus inspected and certified under section 169.451; 
 50.13     (b) the transportation of solid waste, as defined in 
 50.14  section 116.06, subdivision 22, including recyclable materials 
 50.15  and waste tires, except that the term "hazardous waste" has the 
 50.16  meaning given it in section 221.011, subdivision 31; 
 50.17     (c) a commuter van as defined in section 221.011, 
 50.18  subdivision 27; 
 50.19     (d) authorized emergency vehicles as defined in section 
 50.20  169.01, subdivision 5, including ambulances; and tow trucks 
 50.21  equipped with proper and legal warning devices when picking up 
 50.22  and transporting (1) disabled or wrecked motor vehicles or (2) 
 50.23  vehicles towed or transported under a towing order issued by a 
 50.24  public employee authorized to issue a towing order; 
 50.25     (e) the transportation of grain samples under conditions 
 50.26  prescribed by the board; 
 50.27     (f) the delivery of agricultural lime; 
 50.28     (g) the transportation of dirt and sod within an area 
 50.29  having a 50-mile radius from the home post office of the person 
 50.30  performing the transportation; 
 50.31     (h) the transportation of sand, gravel, bituminous asphalt 
 50.32  mix, concrete ready mix, concrete blocks or tile and the mortar 
 50.33  mix to be used with the concrete blocks or tile, or crushed rock 
 50.34  to or from the point of loading or a place of gathering within 
 50.35  an area having a 50-mile radius from that person's home post 
 50.36  office or a 50-mile radius from the site of construction or 
 51.1   maintenance of public roads and streets; 
 51.2      (i) the transportation of pulpwood, cordwood, mining 
 51.3   timber, poles, posts, decorator evergreens, wood chips, sawdust, 
 51.4   shavings, and bark from the place where the products are 
 51.5   produced to the point where they are to be used or shipped; 
 51.6      (j) the transportation of fresh vegetables from farms to 
 51.7   canneries or viner stations, from viner stations to canneries, 
 51.8   or from canneries to canneries during the harvesting, canning, 
 51.9   or packing season, or transporting sugar beets, wild rice, or 
 51.10  rutabagas from the field of production to the first place of 
 51.11  delivery or unloading, including a processing plant, warehouse, 
 51.12  or railroad siding; 
 51.13     (k) the transportation of property or freight, other than 
 51.14  household goods and petroleum products in bulk, entirely within 
 51.15  the corporate limits of a city or between contiguous cities 
 51.16  except as provided in section 221.296; 
 51.17     (l) the transportation of unprocessed dairy products in 
 51.18  bulk within an area having a 100-mile radius from the home post 
 51.19  office of the person providing the transportation; 
 51.20     (m) the transportation of agricultural, horticultural, 
 51.21  dairy, livestock, or other farm products within an area having a 
 51.22  100-mile radius from the person's home post office and the 
 51.23  carrier may transport other commodities within the 100-mile 
 51.24  radius if the destination of each haul is a farm; 
 51.25     (n) passenger transportation service that is not charter 
 51.26  service and that is under contract to and with operating 
 51.27  assistance from the department or the metropolitan council; 
 51.28     (o) the transportation of newspapers, as defined in section 
 51.29  331A.01, subdivision 5, telephone books, handbills, circulars, 
 51.30  or pamphlets in a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 
 51.31  pounds or less; and 
 51.32     (p) (o) transportation of potatoes from the field of 
 51.33  production, or a storage site owned or otherwise controlled by 
 51.34  the producer, to the first place of processing. 
 51.35     The exemptions provided in this section apply to a person 
 51.36  only while the person is exclusively engaged in exempt 
 52.1   transportation. 
 52.2      Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.0251, is 
 52.3   amended to read: 
 52.5      Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRATION STATEMENT.] A person who 
 52.6   wishes to operate as a motor carrier of property shall file a 
 52.7   complete and accurate registration statement with the 
 52.8   commissioner.  A registration statement must be on a form 
 52.9   provided by the commissioner and include: 
 52.10     (1) the registrant's name, including an assumed or 
 52.11  fictitious name used by the registrant in doing business; 
 52.12     (2) the registrant's mailing address and business telephone 
 52.13  number; 
 52.14     (3) the registrant's federal Employer Identification Number 
 52.15  and Minnesota Business Identification Number and the 
 52.16  identification numbers, if any, assigned to the registrant by 
 52.17  the United States Department of Transportation, Interstate 
 52.18  Commerce Commission, or Environmental Protection Agency; 
 52.19     (4) the name, title, and telephone number of the individual 
 52.20  who is principally responsible for the operation of the 
 52.21  registrant's transportation business; 
 52.22     (5) the principal location from which the registrant 
 52.23  conducts its transportation business and where the records 
 52.24  required by this chapter will be kept; 
 52.25     (6) if different from clause (5), the location in Minnesota 
 52.26  where the records required by this chapter will be available for 
 52.27  inspection and copying by the commissioner; 
 52.28     (7) whether the registrant transports hazardous materials 
 52.29  or hazardous waste; 
 52.30     (8) whether the registrant's business is a corporation, 
 52.31  partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability 
 52.32  company, or sole proprietorship; and 
 52.33     (9) if the registrant is a foreign corporation authorized 
 52.34  to transact business in Minnesota, the state of incorporation 
 52.35  and the name and address of its registered agent. 
 52.36     Subd. 2.  [SIGNATURE REQUIRED.] A registration statement 
 53.1   may be signed only by a corporate officer, general partner, 
 53.2   limited liability company board member, or sole proprietor.  A 
 53.3   signature must be notarized. 
 53.5   LOCATION.] (a) The commissioner shall issue a certificate of 
 53.6   registration to a registrant who has filed a registration 
 53.7   statement that complies with subdivisions 1 and 2 and paid the 
 53.8   required fee, has a satisfactory safety rating and, if 
 53.9   applicable, has complied with the financial responsibility 
 53.10  requirements in section 221.141.  The commissioner may not issue 
 53.11  a certificate of registration to a registrant who has an 
 53.12  unsatisfactory safety rating. 
 53.13     (b) A certificate of registration must be numbered and bear 
 53.14  an effective date. 
 53.15     (c) A certificate of registration must be kept at the 
 53.16  registrant's principal place of business. 
 53.17     Subd. 4.  [DURATION.] A certificate of registration is not 
 53.18  assignable or transferable and is valid until it is suspended, 
 53.19  revoked, or canceled. 
 53.21  registrant shall notify the commissioner in writing of any 
 53.22  change in the information described in subdivision 1. 
 53.23     Sec. 44.  [221.0252] [PASSENGER CARRIERS; REGISTRATION; 
 53.24  EXEMPTIONS.] 
 53.25     Subdivision 1.  [FILING REQUIRED.] A person who wishes to 
 53.26  operate as a motor carrier of passengers must file with the 
 53.27  commissioner a complete and accurate federal motor carrier 
 53.28  identification report form MCS-150.  In addition, a person must 
 53.29  file a vehicle registration form prescribed by the commissioner 
 53.30  describing the make, model, number of passengers the vehicle is 
 53.31  designed to transport as determined by the vehicle's 
 53.32  manufacturer, and license plate and vehicle identification 
 53.33  number of each vehicle that the registrant will be using in 
 53.34  those operations for which registration is required. 
 53.35     Subd. 2.  [SIGNATURE REQUIRED.] A form required under this 
 53.36  section may be signed only by a corporate officer, general 
 54.1   partner, limited liability company board member, or sole 
 54.2   proprietor.  
 54.3      Subd. 3.  [AUDIT; INSPECTION.] (a) Within 90 days of 
 54.4   issuing a new certificate of registration to a carrier under 
 54.5   this section, and before issuing an annual renewal of a 
 54.6   certificate of registration, the commissioner shall: 
 54.7      (1) conduct an audit of the carrier's records; 
 54.8      (2) inspect the vehicles the carrier uses in its motor 
 54.9   carrier operation to determine if they comply with the federal 
 54.10  regulations incorporated in section 221.0314 or accept for 
 54.11  filing proof that a complete vehicle inspection was conducted 
 54.12  within the previous one year by a commercial vehicle inspector 
 54.13  of the department of public safety; 
 54.14     (3) verify that the carrier has a designated office in 
 54.15  Minnesota where the books and files necessary to conduct 
 54.16  business and the records required by this chapter are kept and 
 54.17  shall be available for inspection by the commissioner; 
 54.18     (4) audit the carrier's drivers' criminal background and 
 54.19  safety records; and 
 54.20     (5) verify compliance with the insurance requirements of 
 54.21  section 221.141. 
 54.22     (b) The commissioner and the commissioner of public safety 
 54.23  shall, through an interagency agreement, coordinate vehicle 
 54.24  inspection activities to avoid duplication of annual vehicle 
 54.25  inspections to minimize the burden of compliance on carriers and 
 54.26  to maximize the efficient use of state resources. 
 54.28  ISSUANCE; DURATION.] (a) The commissioner shall issue a 
 54.29  certificate of registration to a carrier who (1) does not have 
 54.30  an unsatisfactory safety rating, (2) has complied with 
 54.31  subdivisions 1 and 2, (3) has paid the required fee, (4) in the 
 54.32  case of an annual renewal, has been audited and inspected under 
 54.33  subdivision 3, and (5) has complied with the financial 
 54.34  responsibility requirements in section 221.141.  
 54.35     (b) A photocopy of the carrier's certificate of 
 54.36  registration must be carried in each vehicle operated under the 
 55.1   registration and must be made available to the department and 
 55.2   other law enforcement officials upon request. 
 55.3      (c) Registration under this section is not assignable or 
 55.4   transferable and is valid until it expires or is suspended, 
 55.5   revoked, or canceled, whichever occurs first.  A registration is 
 55.6   valid for one year from the date issued. 
 55.8   RATING.] Following the procedures in section 221.185, the 
 55.9   commissioner shall immediately suspend the registration of a 
 55.10  carrier who receives an unsatisfactory safety rating.  The 
 55.11  commissioner shall conduct one follow-up compliance audit to 
 55.12  determine if the carrier's safety rating should be changed or 
 55.13  the suspension rescinded within 30 days of receiving a written 
 55.14  request from the carrier.  Additional compliance reviews may be 
 55.15  conducted at the commissioner's discretion. 
 55.16     Subd. 6.  [ANNUAL RENEWAL.] A carrier registered under this 
 55.17  section must renew its registration each year on a form 
 55.18  prescribed by the commissioner.  The commissioner shall develop 
 55.19  and implement an expedited renewal process to minimize the 
 55.20  burden on motor carriers. 
 55.21     Subd. 7.  [EXEMPTIONS FROM REGULATION.] Notwithstanding any 
 55.22  other law, motor carriers of passengers are exempt from sections 
 55.23  221.121; 221.122; 221.123; 221.132; 221.151; 221.161; and 
 55.24  221.171. 
 55.25     Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.026, 
 55.26  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 55.27     Subd. 2.  [EXEMPTIONS FROM REQUIREMENTS.] Notwithstanding 
 55.28  any other law, a motor carrier of property is exempt from 
 55.29  sections 221.021; 221.041; 221.061; 221.071; 221.072; 221.081; 
 55.30  221.121; 221.122; 221.123; 221.131; 221.132; 221.151; 221.161; 
 55.31  221.172, subdivisions 3 to 8; 221.185, except as provided in 
 55.32  subdivision 4; and 221.296.  The exemptions in this subdivision 
 55.33  do not apply to a motor carrier of property while transporting 
 55.34  household goods. 
 55.35     Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
 55.36  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 56.1      Subdivision 1.  [POWERS, DUTIES, REPORTS, LIMITATIONS.] (a) 
 56.2   This subdivision applies to motor carriers engaged in intrastate 
 56.3   commerce. 
 56.4      (b) The commissioner shall prescribe rules for the 
 56.5   operation of motor carriers, including their facilities; 
 56.6   accounts; leasing of vehicles and drivers; service; safe 
 56.7   operation of vehicles; equipment, parts, and accessories; hours 
 56.8   of service of drivers; driver qualifications; accident 
 56.9   reporting; identification of vehicles; installation of safety 
 56.10  devices; inspection, repair, and maintenance; and proper 
 56.11  automatic speed regulators if, in the opinion of the 
 56.12  commissioner, there is a need for the rules.  
 56.13     (c) The commissioner shall direct the repair and 
 56.14  reconstruction or replacement of an inadequate or unsafe motor 
 56.15  carrier vehicle or facility.  The commissioner may require the 
 56.16  construction and maintenance or furnishing of suitable and 
 56.17  proper freight terminals, passenger depots, waiting rooms, and 
 56.18  accommodations or shelters in a city in this state or at a point 
 56.19  on the highway traversed which the commissioner, after 
 56.20  investigation by the department, may deem just and proper for 
 56.21  the protection of passengers or property.  
 56.22     (d) The commissioner shall require holders of household 
 56.23  goods mover permits, charter carrier permits, and regular route 
 56.24  passenger carrier certificates to file annual and other reports 
 56.25  including annual accounts of motor carriers, schedules of rates 
 56.26  and charges, or other data by motor carriers, regulate motor 
 56.27  carriers in matters affecting the relationship between them and 
 56.28  the traveling and shipping public, and prescribe other rules as 
 56.29  may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.  
 56.30     (e) A motor carrier subject to paragraph (d) but having 
 56.31  gross revenues from for-hire transportation in a calendar year 
 56.32  of less than $200,000 may, at the discretion of the 
 56.33  commissioner, be exempted from the filing of an annual report, 
 56.34  if instead the motor carrier files an abbreviated annual report, 
 56.35  in a form as may be prescribed by the commissioner, attesting 
 56.36  that the motor carrier's gross revenues did not exceed $200,000 
 57.1   in the previous calendar year.  Motor carrier gross revenues 
 57.2   from for-hire transportation, for the purposes of this 
 57.3   subdivision only, do not include gross revenues received from 
 57.4   the operation of school buses as defined in section 169.01, 
 57.5   subdivision 6. 
 57.6      (f) The commissioner shall enforce sections 169.781 to 
 57.7   169.783. 
 57.8      (g) The commissioner shall make no rules relating to the 
 57.9   granting, limiting, or modifying of permits or certificates of 
 57.10  convenience and necessity, which are powers granted to the board.
 57.11     (h) The board may extend the termini of a route or alter or 
 57.12  change the route of a regular route common carrier upon petition 
 57.13  and after finding that public convenience and necessity require 
 57.14  an extension, alteration, or change. 
 57.15     Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
 57.16  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 57.17     Subd. 2.  [EXEMPTIONS FOR PRIVATE CARRIERS.] This 
 57.18  subdivision applies to private carriers engaged in intrastate 
 57.19  commerce. 
 57.20     (a) Private carriers operating vehicles with a gross 
 57.21  vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds shall comply 
 57.22  with rules adopted under those federal regulations incorporated 
 57.23  by reference in: 
 57.24     (1) section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, for driver 
 57.25  qualifications; 
 57.26     (2) section 221.0314, subdivision 9, for hours of service 
 57.27  of drivers; 
 57.28     (3) section 221.0314, subdivision 6, for driving of motor 
 57.29  vehicles; 
 57.30     (4) section 221.0314, subdivision 7, for parts and 
 57.31  accessories necessary for safe operation; and 
 57.32     (5) section 221.0314, subdivision 10, for inspection, 
 57.33  repair, and maintenance; and. 
 57.34     (6) this section for leasing of vehicles or vehicles and 
 57.35  drivers. 
 57.36     Private carriers not subject to the rules for driver 
 58.1   qualifications before August 1, 1992, must comply with those 
 58.2   rules on and after August 1, 1994. 
 58.3      (b) The rules for hours of service of drivers do not apply 
 58.4   to private carriers who are (1) public utilities as defined in 
 58.5   section 216B.02, subdivision 4; (2) cooperative electric 
 58.6   associations organized under chapter 308A; (3) telephone 
 58.7   companies as defined in section 237.01, subdivision 2; or (4) 
 58.8   engaged in the transportation of construction materials, tools 
 58.9   and equipment from shop to job site or job site to job site, for 
 58.10  use by the private carrier in the new construction, remodeling, 
 58.11  or repair of buildings, structures or their appurtenances. 
 58.12     (c) The rules for driver qualifications and hours of 
 58.13  service of drivers do not apply to vehicles controlled by a 
 58.14  farmer and operated by a farmer or farm employee to transport 
 58.15  agricultural products, farm machinery, or supplies to or from a 
 58.16  farm if the vehicle is not used in the operations of a motor 
 58.17  carrier and not carrying hazardous materials of a type or 
 58.18  quantity that requires the vehicle to be marked or placarded in 
 58.19  accordance with section 221.033.  
 58.20     (d) The rules for driver qualifications do not apply to a 
 58.21  driver employed by a private carrier while operating a 
 58.22  lightweight vehicle. 
 58.23     Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
 58.24  subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
 58.25     Subd. 6.  [VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION RULE.] (a) The following 
 58.26  carriers shall display the carrier's name and address on the 
 58.27  power unit of each vehicle:  
 58.28     (1) motor carriers, regardless of the weight of the 
 58.29  vehicle, except that this requirement does not apply to a 
 58.30  limousine as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 35, that is 
 58.31  equipped with "LM" license plates; 
 58.32     (2) interstate and intrastate private carriers operating 
 58.33  vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds; 
 58.34  and 
 58.35     (3) vehicles providing transportation described in section 
 58.36  221.025 with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds 
 59.1   except those providing transportation described in section 
 59.2   221.025, clauses (a), (c), and (d).  
 59.3      Vehicles described in clauses (2) and (3) that are operated 
 59.4   by farmers or farm employees and have four or fewer axles are 
 59.5   not required to comply with the vehicle identification rule of 
 59.6   the commissioner. 
 59.7      (b) Vehicles subject to this subdivision must show the name 
 59.8   or "doing business as" name of the carrier operating the vehicle 
 59.9   and the community and abbreviation of the state in which the 
 59.10  carrier maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle 
 59.11  is customarily based.  If the carrier operates a leased vehicle, 
 59.12  it may show its name and the name of the lessor on the vehicle, 
 59.13  if the lease relationship is clearly shown.  If the name of a 
 59.14  person other than the operating carrier appears on the vehicle, 
 59.15  the words "operated by" must immediately precede the name of the 
 59.16  carrier.  
 59.17     (c) The name and address must be in letters that contrast 
 59.18  sharply in color with the background, be readily legible during 
 59.19  daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is 
 59.20  stationary, and be maintained in a manner that retains the 
 59.21  legibility of the markings.  The name and address may be shown 
 59.22  by use of a removable device if that device meets the 
 59.23  identification and legibility requirements of this subdivision. 
 59.24     Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
 59.25  subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
 59.27  DRIVER.] While in the state, the driver for a charter motor 
 59.28  carrier of passengers engaged in intrastate commerce who has in 
 59.29  possession a license with a school bus endorsement under section 
 59.30  171.321 or rules of the commissioner of public safety is not 
 59.31  required to have in possession or to present a separate medical 
 59.32  examiner's certificate otherwise required by Code of Federal 
 59.33  Regulations, title 49, sections 391.41 to 391.49. 
 59.34     Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.036, 
 59.35  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 59.36     Subdivision 1.  [ORDER.] The commissioner may issue an 
 60.1   order requiring violations to be corrected and administratively 
 60.2   assessing monetary penalties for a violation of (1) section 
 60.3   221.021; (2) section 221.033, subdivision 2b; (3) section 
 60.4   221.041, subdivision 3; (4) section 221.081; (5) section 
 60.5   221.151; (6) (4) section 221.171; (7) (5) section 221.141; 
 60.6   (8) (6) section 221.035, or a material term or condition of a 
 60.7   license issued under that section; or (7) rules of the board or 
 60.8   commissioner relating to the transportation of hazardous waste, 
 60.9   motor carrier operations, insurance, or tariffs and accounting.  
 60.10  An order must be issued as provided in this section. 
 60.11     Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.036, 
 60.12  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 60.13     Subd. 3.  [AMOUNT OF PENALTY; CONSIDERATIONS.] (a) The 
 60.14  commissioner may issue an order assessing a penalty of up to 
 60.15  $5,000 for all violations of section 221.021; 221.041, 
 60.16  subdivision 3; 221.081; 221.141; 221.151; or 221.171, or rules 
 60.17  of the board or commissioner relating to motor carrier 
 60.18  operations, insurance, or tariffs and accounting, identified 
 60.19  during a single inspection, audit, or investigation. 
 60.20     (b) The commissioner may issue an order assessing a penalty 
 60.21  up to a maximum of $10,000 for all violations of section 
 60.22  221.033, subdivision 2b, or 221.035, and rules adopted under 
 60.23  those sections, identified during a single inspection or audit. 
 60.24     (c) In determining the amount of a penalty, the 
 60.25  commissioner shall consider: 
 60.26     (1) the willfulness of the violation; 
 60.27     (2) the gravity of the violation, including damage to 
 60.28  humans, animals, air, water, land, or other natural resources of 
 60.29  the state; 
 60.30     (3) the history of past violations, including the 
 60.31  similarity of the most recent violation and the violation to be 
 60.32  penalized, the time elapsed since the last violation, the number 
 60.33  of previous violations, and the response of the person to the 
 60.34  most recent violation identified; 
 60.35     (4) the economic benefit gained by the person by allowing 
 60.36  or committing the violation; and 
 61.1      (5) other factors as justice may require, if the 
 61.2   commissioner specifically identifies the additional factors in 
 61.3   the commissioner's order. 
 61.4      Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.091, is 
 61.5   amended to read: 
 61.7      Subdivision 1.  [LOCAL AUTHORITY OVER STREETS AND 
 61.8   HIGHWAYS.] No provision in Sections 221.011 to 221.291 and 
 61.9   221.84 to 221.85 shall do not authorize the use by any a carrier 
 61.10  of any a public highway in any a city of the first class in 
 61.11  violation of any a charter provision or ordinance of such the 
 61.12  city in effect January 1, 1925, unless and except as such the 
 61.13  charter provisions provision or ordinance may be is repealed 
 61.14  after that date; nor shall.  In addition, sections 221.011 to 
 61.15  221.291 and 221.84 to 221.85 be construed as in any manner 
 61.16  taking from or curtailing do not (1) curtail the right of any a 
 61.17  city to reasonably regulate or control the routing, parking, 
 61.18  speed or the safety of operation of a motor vehicle operated by 
 61.19  any a carrier under the terms of those sections, or (2) curtail 
 61.20  the general police power of any such the city over its highways; 
 61.21  nor shall sections 221.011 to 221.291 and 221.84 to 221.85 be 
 61.22  construed as abrogating, or (3) abrogate any provision of 
 61.23  the city's charter of any such city requiring certain conditions 
 61.24  to be complied with before such a carrier can use the highways 
 61.25  of such the city, and such these rights and powers herein 
 61.26  stated are hereby expressly reserved and granted to such the 
 61.27  city; but.  However, no such city shall prohibit or deny the use 
 61.28  of the public highways within its territorial boundaries by any 
 61.29  such a carrier for transportation of transporting passengers or 
 61.30  property received within its boundaries to destinations 
 61.31  beyond such the city's boundaries, or for transportation 
 61.32  of transporting passengers or property from points beyond such 
 61.33  the city's boundaries to destinations within the same the city's 
 61.34  boundaries, or for transportation of transporting passengers or 
 61.35  property from points beyond such the city's boundaries through 
 61.36  such municipality the city to points beyond the city's 
 62.1   boundaries of such municipality, where such operation when the 
 62.2   carrier is operating pursuant to a certificate of convenience 
 62.3   and necessity registration issued by the commission under this 
 62.4   chapter or to a permit issued by the commissioner under section 
 62.5   221.84 or 221.85. 
 62.7   SERVICE.] A city that licenses and regulates small vehicle 
 62.8   passenger service must do so by ordinance.  The ordinance must, 
 62.9   at a minimum, provide for driver qualifications, insurance, 
 62.10  vehicle safety, and periodic vehicle inspections.  A city that 
 62.11  has adopted an ordinance complying with this subdivision may 
 62.12  enforce the registration requirement in section 221.021. 
 62.14  Notwithstanding any other law: 
 62.15     (1) The metropolitan airports commission may regulate 
 62.16  ground transportation to and from an airport under its 
 62.17  jurisdiction, subject to the provisions of paragraph (2).  The 
 62.18  authority under this paragraph includes, but is not limited to, 
 62.19  regulating the number and types of transportation services, 
 62.20  making concession agreements, and establishing vehicle standards.
 62.21     (2) The metropolitan airports commission may regulate small 
 62.22  passenger vehicles, including taxicabs, serving an airport under 
 62.23  its jurisdiction only by ordinance.  An ordinance adopted under 
 62.24  this paragraph must at a minimum define taxicabs and provide for 
 62.25  driver qualifications, insurance, and vehicle safety, and may 
 62.26  provide for issuance of permits to taxicabs and other small 
 62.27  passenger vehicles and limits on the number of permits issued.  
 62.28  An ordinance under this paragraph may not provide for making 
 62.29  concession agreements relating to small passenger vehicle 
 62.30  service, including taxicabs. 
 62.31     Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.122, 
 62.32  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 62.33     Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRATION, INSURANCE, AND FILING 
 62.34  REQUIREMENTS.] An order issued by the board which grants a 
 62.35  certificate or permit must contain a service date.  The person 
 62.36  to whom the order granting the certificate or permit is issued 
 63.1   shall do the following within 45 days from the service date of 
 63.2   the order:  
 63.3      (1) register vehicles which will be used to provide 
 63.4   transportation under the permit or certificate with the 
 63.5   commissioner and pay the vehicle registration fees required by 
 63.6   law; 
 63.7      (2) file and maintain insurance or bond as required by 
 63.8   sections 221.141 and 221.296 and rules of the commissioner and 
 63.9   board; and 
 63.10     (3) file rates and tariffs as required by sections 221.041 
 63.11  and section 221.161 and rules of the commissioner and board.  
 63.12     Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.124, is 
 63.13  amended to read: 
 63.15     Subdivision 1.  [INITIAL MOTOR CARRIER CONTACT.] The 
 63.16  initial motor carrier contact program consists of an initial 
 63.17  contact, for educational purposes, between a motor carrier 
 63.18  required to participate and representatives of the department of 
 63.19  transportation.  The initial contact may be through an 
 63.20  educational seminar or, at the discretion of the department, 
 63.21  through a personal meeting contact with a representative of the 
 63.22  department.  The initial contact must consist of a discussion of 
 63.23  the statutes, rules, and regulations that apply to motor 
 63.24  carriers.  Topics discussed must include:  carrier authority; 
 63.25  the leasing of drivers and vehicles; insurance requirements; 
 63.26  tariffs; annual reports; accident reporting; accident 
 63.27  countermeasures; identification of vehicles; driver 
 63.28  qualifications; maximum hours of service of drivers; the safe 
 63.29  operation of vehicles; equipment, parts, and accessories; and 
 63.30  inspection, repair, and maintenance.  The department shall 
 63.31  provide written documentation of proof of compliance with the 
 63.32  requirements of subdivision 2 and shall give a copy of the 
 63.33  document to the motor carrier. 
 63.34     Subd. 2.  [PARTICIPATION REQUIRED.] A motor carrier 
 63.35  that receives a certificate or permit from first registers with 
 63.36  or receives a permit from the board for new authority on 
 64.1   or commissioner after September 1, 1991 January 1, 2000, shall 
 64.2   participate in the initial motor carrier contact program.  A 
 64.3   motor carrier required to participate in the program must have 
 64.4   in attendance at least one motor carrier official having a 
 64.5   substantial interest or control, directly or indirectly, in or 
 64.6   over the operations conducted or to be conducted under 
 64.7   the certificate carrier's registration or permit. 
 64.8      Subd. 3.  [TIME FOR COMPLIANCE.] A motor carrier required 
 64.9   by subdivision 2 to participate in the program must do so within 
 64.10  90 days of the service date of the order granting the 
 64.11  certificate or permit or within 90 days of registering, unless 
 64.12  the commissioner extends the time for compliance.  Failure to 
 64.13  comply with the requirement of subdivision 2 makes the order 
 64.14  granting the certificate or permit or the carrier's registration 
 64.15  void upon expiration of the time for compliance. 
 64.16     Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.131, 
 64.17  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 64.18     Subd. 2.  [ANNUAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION; FEE.] (a) This 
 64.19  subdivision applies only to holders of household goods mover 
 64.20  permits and charter carrier permits motor carriers of passengers.
 64.21     (b) The A permit holder or motor carrier of passengers 
 64.22  shall pay an annual registration fee of $40 $75 on each vehicle, 
 64.23  including pickup and delivery vehicles, operated by the holder 
 64.24  carrier under authority of the permit or certificate of 
 64.25  registration during the 12-month period or fraction of the 
 64.26  12-month period.  Trailers and semitrailers used by a permit 
 64.27  holder in combination with power units may not be counted as 
 64.28  vehicles in the computation of fees under this section if the 
 64.29  permit holder pays the fees for power units. 
 64.30     (c) The commissioner shall furnish a distinguishing annual 
 64.31  identification card for each vehicle or power unit for which a 
 64.32  fee has been paid.  The identification card must at all times be 
 64.33  carried in the vehicle or power unit to which it has been 
 64.34  assigned.  An identification card may be reassigned to another 
 64.35  vehicle or power unit upon application of the permit holder 
 64.36  carrier and payment of a transfer fee of $10.  An identification 
 65.1   card issued under this section is valid only for the period for 
 65.2   which the permit or certificate of registration is effective. 
 65.3      (d) A fee of $10 is charged for the replacement of an 
 65.4   unexpired identification card that has been lost.  
 65.5      (e) The proceeds of the fees collected under this 
 65.6   subdivision must be deposited in the trunk highway fund. 
 65.7      Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.141, 
 65.8   subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 65.9      Subdivision 1.  [FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CARRIERS.] (a) 
 65.10  No motor carrier and no interstate carrier shall operate a 
 65.11  vehicle until it has obtained and has in effect the minimum 
 65.12  amount of financial responsibility required by this section.  
 65.13  Policies of insurance, surety bonds, other types of security, 
 65.14  and endorsements must be continuously in effect and must remain 
 65.15  in effect until canceled.  Before providing transportation, the 
 65.16  motor carrier or interstate carrier shall secure and cause to be 
 65.17  filed with the commissioner and maintain in full effect, a 
 65.18  certificate of insurance in a form required by the commissioner, 
 65.19  evidencing public liability insurance in the amount prescribed.  
 65.20  The insurance must cover injuries and damage to persons or 
 65.21  property resulting from the operation or use of motor vehicles, 
 65.22  regardless of whether each vehicle is specifically described in 
 65.23  the policy.  This insurance does not apply to injuries or death 
 65.24  to the employees of the motor carrier or to property being 
 65.25  transported by the carrier.  The commissioner shall require 
 65.26  cargo insurance for certificated carriers, except those carrying 
 65.27  passengers exclusively.  The commissioner may require a permit 
 65.28  carrier to file cargo insurance when the commissioner deems 
 65.29  necessary to protect the users of the service.  
 65.30     (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, 
 65.31  the insurance required of a motor carrier of passengers must be 
 65.32  at least that amount required of interstate carriers under Code 
 65.33  of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 387.33, as amended. 
 65.34     Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.172, 
 65.35  subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
 65.36     Subd. 10.  [RETAINED THREE YEARS.] A shipping document or 
 66.1   record described in subdivisions subdivision 2 to 9 or 3, or a 
 66.2   copy of it, must be retained by the carrier for at least three 
 66.3   years from the date on the shipping document or record.  A 
 66.4   carrier may keep a shipping record described in subdivisions 
 66.5   subdivision 3 to 9 by any technology that prevents the 
 66.6   alteration, modification, or erasure of the underlying data and 
 66.7   will enable production of an accurate and unaltered paper copy.  
 66.8   A carrier shall keep a shipping record in a manner that will 
 66.9   make it readily accessible and shall have a means of identifying 
 66.10  and producing a legible paper copy for inspection by the 
 66.11  commissioner upon request. 
 66.12     Sec. 58.  [221.178] [MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS; CRIMINAL 
 66.14     Subdivision 1.  [CARRIER TO CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECK.] A 
 66.15  motor carrier of passengers shall conduct, or cause to be 
 66.16  conducted, an initial background check of a person the carrier 
 66.17  hires or with whom the carrier contracts whose duties include 
 66.18  operating a vehicle used to transport passengers.  A subsequent 
 66.19  background check must be conducted every three years. 
 66.20     Subd. 2.  [SCOPE AND PROCEDURES OF CHECK.] Sections 
 66.21  299C.67, 299C.68, 299C.70, and 299C.71 apply to background 
 66.22  checks conducted under subdivision 1.  For purposes of this 
 66.23  section, when used in sections 299C.67, 299C.68, 299C.70, and 
 66.24  299C.71, the term "owner" refers to a motor carrier of 
 66.25  passengers and the term "manager" refers to a driver.  A motor 
 66.26  carrier of passengers may not use a driver to operate a vehicle 
 66.27  providing passenger transportation if the background check 
 66.28  response shows that the driver has been convicted of a 
 66.29  background check crime defined in section 299C.67, subdivision 
 66.30  2, paragraph (a) or (b).  
 66.31     Subd. 3.  [RECORDS.] A carrier shall keep a record, 
 66.32  identified by the employee's name, of a background check 
 66.33  conducted under this section.  A record must be made available 
 66.34  to the commissioner upon request. 
 66.35     Subd. 4.  [EXCEPTION.] This section does not apply to a 
 66.36  driver who holds a valid driver's license with a school bus 
 67.1   endorsement. 
 67.2      Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
 67.3   subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 67.4      Subdivision 1.  [GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION.] Despite the 
 67.5   provisions of section 221.021, authority to operate as a 
 67.6   household goods mover permit or a motor carrier registration 
 67.7   issued under sections 221.011 to 221.296 section 221.0251 or 
 67.8   221.0252 is suspended without a hearing, by order of the 
 67.9   commissioner, for a period not to exceed 45 days upon the 
 67.10  occurrence of any of the following and upon notice of suspension 
 67.11  as provided in subdivision 2: 
 67.12     (a) the motor carrier if the permit holder or carrier fails 
 67.13  to maintain and file with the commissioner, the insurance or 
 67.14  bond required by sections section 221.141 and 221.296 and rules 
 67.15  of the commissioner; 
 67.16     (b) the motor carrier fails to renew permits as required by 
 67.17  section 221.131; 
 67.18     (c) adopted under that section or the motor carrier or 
 67.19  permit holder fails to pay annual vehicle registration fees or 
 67.20  renew permits as required by sections 221.071, section 221.131, 
 67.21  and 221.296; or 
 67.22     (d) the motor carrier fails to maintain in good standing a 
 67.23  protective agent's or private detective's license required under 
 67.24  section 221.121, subdivision 6g, paragraph (b), or 221.153, 
 67.25  subdivision 3 the permit holder or carrier fails to pay an 
 67.26  administrative penalty under section 221.036. 
 67.27     Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
 67.28  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 67.29     Subd. 2.  [NOTICE OF SUSPENSION.] (a) Failure to file and 
 67.30  maintain insurance, renew permits under section 221.131, or to 
 67.31  pay annual vehicle registration fees or renew permits under 
 67.32  section 221.071, 221.131, or 221.296, or to maintain in good 
 67.33  standing a protective agent's or private detective's license 
 67.34  required under section 221.121, subdivision 6g, or 221.153, 
 67.35  subdivision 3, suspends a motor carrier's permit or certificate 
 67.36  two days after the commissioner sends notice of the suspension 
 68.1   by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known 
 68.2   address of the motor carrier.  
 68.3      (b) In order to avoid permanent cancellation of the permit 
 68.4   or certificate, the motor carrier must do one of the following 
 68.5   within 45 days from the date of suspension:  
 68.6      (1) comply with the law by filing insurance or bond, 
 68.7   renewing permits, or paying vehicle registration fees; or 
 68.8      (2) request a hearing before the board regarding the 
 68.9   failure to comply with the law. 
 68.10     Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, is 
 68.11  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 68.12     Subd. 2a.  [NOTICE OF SUSPENSION; EFFECTIVE DATE.] The 
 68.13  commissioner shall issue a notice of suspension if one of the 
 68.14  conditions described in subdivision 1 occurs.  The notice must 
 68.15  give the reason for suspension and must be sent to the last 
 68.16  known address of the carrier by certified mail, return receipt 
 68.17  requested.  A suspension is effective two days after a notice is 
 68.18  mailed. 
 68.19     Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
 68.20  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 68.21     Subd. 3.  [RESCIND SUSPENSION.] If the motor carrier 
 68.22  complies with the requirements of this chapter within 45 days 
 68.23  after the date of suspension and pays the required fees, 
 68.24  including a late vehicle registration fee of $5 for each vehicle 
 68.25  registered, the commissioner shall rescind the suspension unless 
 68.26  the carrier's registration has expired.  If a registered carrier 
 68.27  fails to comply within one year of the effective date of a 
 68.28  suspension, the carrier's registration is canceled.  
 68.29     Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
 68.30  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 68.31     Subd. 4.  [FAILURE TO COMPLY, CANCELLATION.] Except as 
 68.32  provided in subdivision 5a, failure to comply with the 
 68.33  requirements of sections 221.141 and 221.296 relating to bonds 
 68.34  and insurance, 221.131 relating to permit renewal, 221.071, 
 68.35  221.131, or 221.296 relating to annual vehicle registration or 
 68.36  permit renewal, 221.121, subdivision 6g, or 221.153, subdivision 
 69.1   3, relating to protective agent or private detective licensure, 
 69.2   or to request a hearing within 45 days of the date of 
 69.3   suspension, is deemed an abandonment of the motor carrier's 
 69.4   permit or certificate and the permit or certificate must be 
 69.5   canceled by the commissioner. 
 69.6      Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
 69.7   subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
 69.8      Subd. 9.  [NEW PETITION.] If the holder of a canceled 
 69.9   permit or certificate seeks authority to operate as a motor 
 69.10  carrier it shall file a petition with the commissioner for a 
 69.11  permit or certificate as provided in section 221.061, 221.121, 
 69.12  or 221.296, whichever is applicable.  
 69.13     Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.221, 
 69.14  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 69.15     Subd. 3.  [DELEGATED POWERS.] Representatives of the 
 69.16  department to whom authority has been delegated by the 
 69.17  commissioner for the purpose of enforcing sections 169.781 to 
 69.18  169.783, 221.041, and 221.171 and the rules, orders, or 
 69.19  directives of the commissioner or board adopted or issued under 
 69.20  those sections, and for no other purpose, shall have the powers 
 69.21  conferred by law upon police officers.  The representatives of 
 69.22  the department have the power to inspect records, logs, freight 
 69.23  bills, bills of lading, or other documents which may provide 
 69.24  evidence to determine compliance with sections 169.781 to 
 69.25  169.783, 221.041, and 221.171. 
 69.26     Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.291, 
 69.27  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 69.29  PERMIT.] A person who operates a motor carrier without obtaining 
 69.30  required certificates or permits to operate as required by this 
 69.31  chapter first registering under section 221.0251 or 221.0252, or 
 69.32  who operates as a household goods mover without having obtained 
 69.33  the necessary permit, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon 
 69.34  conviction shall be fined not less than the maximum fine which 
 69.35  may be imposed for a misdemeanor for each violation.  
 69.36     Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.55, is 
 70.1   amended to read: 
 70.3      No person or corporation shall engage in the transportation 
 70.4   described in section 221.54 without a certificate of public 
 70.5   convenience and necessity from the board authorizing such 
 70.6   operation.  Such certificate shall be issued by the board 
 70.7   pursuant to application, notice, and hearing as provided in 
 70.8   sections 221.061 and 221.071, and the issuance of certificates 
 70.9   and the transportation covered thereby shall be governed by the 
 70.10  provisions of such sections and by sections section 221.031, 
 70.11  221.041, 221.051 and 221.081, applying to certificated common 
 70.12  carriers for hire, insofar as such provisions are not 
 70.13  inconsistent with section 221.54 and this section. 
 70.14     Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 296A.18, 
 70.15  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 70.16     Subd. 3.  [SNOWMOBILE.] Approximately one percent in fiscal 
 70.17  years 1998 and, 1999, and 2000, and three-fourths of one percent 
 70.18  thereafter, of all gasoline received in and produced or brought 
 70.19  into this state, except gasoline used for aviation purposes, is 
 70.20  being used as fuel for the operation of snowmobiles in this 
 70.21  state, and of the total revenue derived from the imposition of 
 70.22  the gasoline fuel tax for uses other than for aviation purposes, 
 70.23  one percent in fiscal years 1998, and 1999, and 2000, and 
 70.24  three-fourths of one percent thereafter, of such revenues is the 
 70.25  amount of tax on fuel used in snowmobiles operated in this state.
 70.26     Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299A.01, is 
 70.27  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 70.29  APPROPRIATION.] The commissioner may accept paid advertising for 
 70.30  departmental publications.  Advertising revenues received are 
 70.31  appropriated to the commissioner to be used to defray costs of 
 70.32  publications, media productions, or other informational 
 70.33  materials.  The commissioner may not accept paid advertising 
 70.34  from an elected official or candidate for elective office. 
 70.35     Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 360.531, 
 70.36  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 71.1      Subd. 3.  [FIRST YEAR OF LIFE.] "First year of life" means 
 71.2   the year of model designation of the aircraft, or, if there be 
 71.3   no model designation it shall mean the year of manufacture year 
 71.4   the aircraft was manufactured. 
 71.5      Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 360.55, 
 71.6   subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 71.8   PLATES.] (a) For purposes of this subdivision: 
 71.9      (1) "antique aircraft" means an aircraft constructed by the 
 71.10  original manufacturer, or its licensee, on or before December 
 71.11  31, 1945, with the exception of certain pre-World War II 
 71.12  aircraft models that had only a small post-war production, such 
 71.13  as Beechcraft Staggerwing, Fairchild 24, and Monocoupe; and 
 71.14     (2) "classic aircraft" means an aircraft constructed by the 
 71.15  original manufacturer, or its licensee, on or after January 1, 
 71.16  1946, and has a first year of life that precedes the date of 
 71.17  registration by at least 50 years. 
 71.18     Any (b) If an antique or classic aircraft built by the 
 71.19  original manufacturer prior to December 31, 1939, and is owned 
 71.20  and operated solely as a collector's item shall be listed, its 
 71.21  owner may list it for taxation and registration as follows:  A 
 71.22  sworn affidavit shall be executed stating the name and address 
 71.23  of the owner, the name and address of the person from whom 
 71.24  purchased, the make of the aircraft, year and model number of 
 71.25  the aircraft, the federal aircraft registration number, the 
 71.26  manufacturer's identification number and that the aircraft is 
 71.27  owned and operated solely as a collector's item and not for 
 71.28  general transportation or commercial operations purposes.  The 
 71.29  affidavit shall be filed with the commissioner along with a fee 
 71.30  of $25.  
 71.31     (c) Upon satisfaction that the affidavit is true and 
 71.32  correct, the commissioner shall issue to the applicant special 
 71.33  number plates, decalcomania labels or stamps bearing the 
 71.34  inscription "Pioneer Classic" or "Antique," "Minnesota" and the 
 71.35  registration number but no date.  The special number plates, 
 71.36  decalcomania labels or stamps are valid without renewal as long 
 72.1   as the owner operates the aircraft solely as a collector's item. 
 72.2      (d) Should such an antique or classic aircraft be operated 
 72.3   other than as a collector's item, the pioneer special number 
 72.4   plates, decalcomania labels or stamps shall be void and removed, 
 72.5   and the owner shall list the aircraft for taxation and 
 72.6   registration in accordance with the other provisions of sections 
 72.7   360.511 to 360.67.  
 72.8      (e) Upon the sale of such an antique or classic aircraft, 
 72.9   the new owner must list the aircraft for taxation and 
 72.10  registration in accordance with the provisions of this 
 72.11  subdivision, (including the payment of a $25 fee) to obtain 
 72.12  new special plates or payment of a $5 fee to retain and transfer 
 72.13  the existing special plates to the name of the new owner, or the 
 72.14  other provisions of sections 360.511 to 360.67, whichever is 
 72.15  applicable. 
 72.16     (f) In the event of defacement, loss or destruction of the 
 72.17  special number plates, decalcomania labels or stamps, and upon 
 72.18  receiving and filing a sworn affidavit of the aircraft owner 
 72.19  setting forth the circumstances, together with any defaced 
 72.20  plates, labels or stamps and a fee of $5, the commissioner shall 
 72.21  issue replacement plates, labels or stamps.  The commissioner 
 72.22  shall note on the records the issue of replacement number and 
 72.23  shall proceed to cancel the original plates, labels or stamps. 
 72.24     Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 368.01, 
 72.25  subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
 72.26     Subd. 12.  [TAXIS, HAULERS, CAR RENTERS.] The town board 
 72.27  may by ordinance license and regulate baggage wagons, dray 
 72.28  drivers, taxicabs, and automobile rental agencies and liveries.  
 72.29  At a minimum, an ordinance to license or regulate taxicabs or 
 72.30  small vehicle passenger service must provide for driver 
 72.31  qualifications, insurance, vehicle safety, and periodic vehicle 
 72.32  inspections. 
 72.33     Sec. 73.  [388.151] [UNMARKED VEHICLES; LICENSE PLATES.] 
 72.34     Vehicles used by county attorneys to investigate 
 72.35  allegations of criminal wrongdoings, to assist crime victims or 
 72.36  witnesses, to aid in prosecuting criminal offenses, and for 
 73.1   other uses consistent with the duties of the county attorney 
 73.2   which the county attorney elects to operate as unmarked must be 
 73.3   registered and must display passenger vehicle classification 
 73.4   license number plates.  The registrar of motor vehicles shall 
 73.5   furnish the license plates at cost upon application and 
 73.6   certification signed by the county attorney that the vehicles 
 73.7   will be used exclusively for the purposes authorized by this 
 73.8   section. 
 73.9      Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 412.221, 
 73.10  subdivision 20, is amended to read: 
 73.11     Subd. 20.  [TAXIS, HAULERS, CAR RENTERS.] The council shall 
 73.12  have power by ordinance to license and regulate baggage wagons, 
 73.13  dray drivers, taxicabs, and automobile rental agencies and 
 73.14  liveries.  At a minimum, an ordinance to license or regulate 
 73.15  taxicabs or small vehicle passenger service must provide for 
 73.16  driver qualifications, insurance, vehicle safety, and periodic 
 73.17  vehicle inspections. 
 73.18     Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 458A.06, 
 73.19  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 73.21  AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES.] The transit commission may 
 73.22  petition the public utilities commission commissioner of 
 73.23  transportation for changes in rates of operators of public 
 73.24  transit systems serving the transit area.  Upon receipt of such 
 73.25  petition, the public utilities commission commissioner shall 
 73.26  order a hearing and conduct further proceedings thereon as 
 73.27  provided by section 221.041, and other applicable laws and 
 73.28  regulations rules.  The transit commission may appear in behalf 
 73.29  of the public interest in any such proceedings or in any other 
 73.30  proceeding before the public utilities commission department of 
 73.31  transportation, the interstate commerce commission federal 
 73.32  agencies, the courts, or other public authorities involving any 
 73.33  matter relating to public transit within or affecting the 
 73.34  transit area. 
 73.35     Sec. 76.  [473.906] [REPORT TO LEGISLATURE.] 
 73.36     The metropolitan radio board shall report to the 
 74.1   legislature no later than March 1, 2000, concerning the status 
 74.2   of the 800-MHz system.  The report shall include:  projected 
 74.3   cost of the system; identification of groups of taxpayers or 
 74.4   persons who pay fees who will pay for each part of the system; 
 74.5   the number of radios purchased by any government unit; and an 
 74.6   identification of manufacturers that have agreed to, or are 
 74.7   expected to respond to requests for proposals to, deliver radios 
 74.8   to the state or any government unit in connection with the 
 74.9   800-MHz project. 
 74.10     Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.671, 
 74.11  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
 74.13  TRANSPORTATION, OR DELIVERY.] (a) A person is guilty of a felony 
 74.14  who knowingly does any of the following: 
 74.15     (1) delivers hazardous waste to any person other than a 
 74.16  person who is authorized to receive the waste under rules 
 74.17  adopted under section 116.07, subdivision 4, or under United 
 74.18  States Code, title 42, sections 6921 to 6938; 
 74.19     (2) treats or stores hazardous waste without a permit if a 
 74.20  permit is required, or in violation of a material term or 
 74.21  condition of a permit held by the person, unless: 
 74.22     (i) the person notifies the agency prior to the time a 
 74.23  permit would be required that the person will be treating or 
 74.24  storing waste without a permit; or 
 74.25     (ii) for a violation of a material term or condition of a 
 74.26  permit, the person immediately notifies the agency issuing the 
 74.27  permit of the circumstances of the violation as soon as the 
 74.28  person becomes aware of the violation; 
 74.29     (3) transports hazardous waste to any location other than a 
 74.30  facility that is authorized to receive, treat, store, or dispose 
 74.31  of the hazardous waste under rules adopted under section 116.07, 
 74.32  subdivision 4, or under United States Code, title 42, sections 
 74.33  6921 to 6938; 
 74.34     (4) transports hazardous waste without a manifest as 
 74.35  required by the rules under sections section 116.07, subdivision 
 74.36  4, and 221.172; or 
 75.1      (5) transports hazardous waste without a license required 
 75.2   for the transportation of hazardous waste by chapter 221. 
 75.3      (b) A person convicted under this subdivision may be 
 75.4   sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years, or to 
 75.5   payment of a fine of not more than $25,000, or both.  A person 
 75.6   convicted for a second or subsequent offense may be sentenced to 
 75.7   imprisonment for not more than five years, or to payment of a 
 75.8   fine of not more than $50,000, or both. 
 75.9      Sec. 78.  Laws 1995, chapter 195, article 1, section 18, is 
 75.10  amended to read: 
 75.11     Sec. 18.  [SUNSET.] 
 75.12     The metropolitan radio board is abolished effective July 1, 
 75.13  1999 2002.  Effective July 1, 1999 2002, the board's duties and 
 75.14  responsibilities are transferred to the metropolitan council or 
 75.15  an appropriate state agency, as provided by law, based on the 
 75.16  reports submitted by the metropolitan council under section 7, 
 75.17  subdivision 3, of this article.  The designated agency is the 
 75.18  successor to all the property, interests, obligations, and rules 
 75.19  of the metropolitan radio board. 
 75.20     Sec. 79.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 17, subdivision 
 75.21  3, is amended to read: 
 75.22  Subd. 3.  Transitways                                46,500,000 
 75.23  (a) This appropriation is to match 
 75.24  federal and local funding for the 
 75.25  planning, design, engineering, and 
 75.26  construction of transitways in the 
 75.27  metropolitan area. 
 75.28  (b) $40,000,000 is for the preliminary 
 75.29  engineering, final design, and 
 75.30  construction of light rail transit in 
 75.31  the Hiawatha Avenue corridor from 
 75.32  downtown Minneapolis through 
 75.33  Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
 75.34  Airport and the site of the former Met 
 75.35  Center or surrounding area with a 
 75.36  terminus in southern Hennepin or 
 75.37  northern Dakota county. 
 75.38  The Hiawatha Avenue corridor management 
 75.39  committee created pursuant to Minnesota 
 75.40  Statutes, section 473.3994, subdivision 
 75.41  10, shall establish an advisory 
 75.42  committee of: 
 75.43  (1) individuals who reside near the 
 75.44  proposed corridor; 
 75.45  (2) representatives of businesses 
 76.1   located within one mile on either side 
 76.2   of the corridor; and 
 76.3   (3) elected officials, including 
 76.4   legislators, who represent the area in 
 76.5   which the Hiawatha corridor is located. 
 76.6   The advisory committee shall advise the 
 76.7   corridor management committee on issues 
 76.8   relating to the preliminary 
 76.9   engineering, final design, and 
 76.10  construction of light rail facilities, 
 76.11  including the proposed alignment for 
 76.12  the corridor. 
 76.13  (c) The funds in this paragraph must be 
 76.14  distributed as grants to appropriate 
 76.15  county regional rail authorities as 
 76.16  follows: 
 76.17  (1) $3,000,000 to match federal funding 
 76.18  for a major investment study, 
 76.19  engineering, and implementation in the 
 76.20  Riverview corridor between the east 
 76.21  side of St. Paul and the 
 76.22  Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
 76.23  Airport and the Mall of America; 
 76.24  (2) $1,500,000 to match federal funding 
 76.25  for a major investment study, 
 76.26  engineering, and implementation in the 
 76.27  Northstar corridor linking downtown 
 76.28  Minneapolis to the St. Cloud area and 
 76.29  to study the feasibility:  (i) of 
 76.30  extending the corridor from St. Cloud 
 76.31  to Little Falls and providing commuter 
 76.32  rail service within this corridor; and 
 76.33  (ii) of commuter rail and other 
 76.34  transportation improvements within the 
 76.35  corridor; 
 76.36  (3) $500,000 to study potential transit 
 76.37  improvements and engineering studies in 
 76.38  the Cedar Avenue corridor to link the 
 76.39  Hiawatha, Riverview, and Northstar 
 76.40  transit corridors with Dakota county; 
 76.41  and 
 76.42  (4) $500,000 to develop engineering 
 76.43  documents for a commuter rail line from 
 76.44  Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul 
 76.45  through southern Washington county to 
 76.46  Hastings. 
 76.47  The commissioner of transportation, in 
 76.48  coordination with the North Star 
 76.49  Corridor Joint Powers Authority and the 
 76.50  St. Cloud area planning agency, shall 
 76.51  study the transportation needs within 
 76.52  the St. Cloud metropolitan area.  
 76.53  (d) $1,000,000 is available as grants 
 76.54  to appropriate county regional rail 
 76.55  authorities to conduct major investment 
 76.56  studies and to develop engineering 
 76.57  documents for commuter rail lines in 
 76.58  the following corridors: 
 76.59  (1) the Young America corridor from 
 76.60  Carver county to Minneapolis and St. 
 76.61  Paul; 
 77.1   (2) the Bethel corridor linking 
 77.2   Cambridge with the Northstar corridor 
 77.3   in Anoka county; 
 77.4   (3) the Northwest corridor from 
 77.5   downtown Minneapolis to the Northwest 
 77.6   suburbs of Hennepin county; and 
 77.7   (4) other commuter rail corridors 
 77.8   identified in phase II of the 
 77.9   department of transportation's commuter 
 77.10  rail service study, except for the 
 77.11  corridors identified in paragraph (c). 
 77.12  The appropriation in this paragraph is 
 77.13  not available until the completion of 
 77.14  the commuter rail service study as 
 77.15  provided in Laws 1997, chapter 159, 
 77.16  article 2, section 51.  The funds may 
 77.17  be made available only after approval 
 77.18  by the commissioner of transportation 
 77.19  of an application submitted by county 
 77.20  regional rail authorities that is 
 77.21  consistent with the results of the 
 77.22  commuter rail service study and 
 77.23  demonstrates a coordinated 
 77.24  implementation strategy. 
 77.25     Sec. 80.  [PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE STUDY.] 
 77.26     The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study of 
 77.27  restoring and extending Amtrak rail passenger service to connect 
 77.28  the Twin Cities, Duluth, and the Iron Range.  The study must 
 77.29  include, among other things: 
 77.30     (1) the feasibility and desirability of providing the 
 77.31  service, including connecting the service with potential 
 77.32  commuter rail and light rail routes identified by the 
 77.33  commissioner; 
 77.34     (2) anticipated operating costs, and capital costs if any; 
 77.35     (3) projected ridership of the service and means to 
 77.36  maximize ridership; 
 77.37     (4) examination of alternative rail routes, including track 
 77.38  improvement issues, condition of depot facilities, travel time, 
 77.39  and optimal operating schedules; 
 77.40     (5) analysis of alternative revenue sources, including 
 77.41  federal TEA-21, regional railroad authorities, and the transport 
 77.42  of United States mail; and 
 77.43     (6) examination of successful Amtrak-state-local 
 77.44  partnerships in several other states, including Washington, 
 77.45  North Carolina, New York, and California. 
 77.46  During the course of the study, the various regional railroad 
 78.1   authorities located along the proposed routes are encouraged to 
 78.2   cooperate with and provide the commissioner with any requested 
 78.3   technical assistance. 
 78.4      The commissioner shall report to the governor and 
 78.5   legislature on the results of the study not later than February 
 78.6   1, 2000. 
 78.7      Sec. 81.  [TAXI REGULATION STUDY.] 
 78.8      The metropolitan council shall study and make 
 78.9   recommendations to the legislature no later than February 1, 
 78.10  2000, concerning regulation by a single agency of taxicabs in 
 78.11  the metropolitan area. 
 78.12     Sec. 82.  [RECOMMENDATIONS.] 
 78.13     The department of public safety shall review Minnesota 
 78.14  Statutes, sections 169.48 to 169.66, and any other sections of 
 78.15  law that relate to vehicle lighting, and shall, on or before 
 78.16  February 15, 2000, recommend to the legislature modifications in 
 78.17  the law or administrative procedure to: 
 78.18     (1) clarify types, colors, brightness, and placement of 
 78.19  allowable vehicle lighting; 
 78.20     (2) give adequate notice to the public and to law 
 78.21  enforcement concerning vehicle lighting that is in violation of 
 78.22  the law; 
 78.23     (3) ensure expedient administrative approval or disapproval 
 78.24  of lighting devices; and 
 78.25     (4) allow vehicles to display the maximum range of vehicle 
 78.26  lighting that is consistent with public safety. 
 78.28     (a) The legislative auditor is requested to gather 
 78.29  information and report to the chairs of the house and senate 
 78.30  committees on transportation policy and finance by October 1, 
 78.31  1999, on expenditures and amount and sources of revenues, 
 78.32  including revenues from farebox sources, governmental 
 78.33  assistance, and contracts, of the Duluth transit authority for 
 78.34  calendar years 1994 through 1998. 
 78.35     (b) The commissioner of transportation and the Duluth 
 78.36  transit authority shall submit to the chairs of the house and 
 79.1   senate committees on transportation policy and finance no later 
 79.2   than October 1, 1999, a joint recommendation concerning the 
 79.3   appropriate percentage of total operating cost to be paid from 
 79.4   local sources by recipients of large urbanized area transit 
 79.5   state operating assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section 
 79.6   174.24, subdivision 3b. 
 79.8      (a) The director of the office of strategic and long-range 
 79.9   planning shall develop, in coordination with the metropolitan 
 79.10  council and the commissioners of transportation, trade and 
 79.11  economic development, and natural resources, a 20-year state 
 79.12  development strategy.  The strategy must include: 
 79.13     (1) forecasts, issues, goals, and policies relating to 
 79.14  development and the connection between transportation, land use, 
 79.15  environmental protection, energy, and economic development; 
 79.16     (2) an identification of major development and 
 79.17  transportation corridors in the state; 
 79.18     (3) an identification of cultural and natural features and 
 79.19  resources of statewide, regional, and local significance; 
 79.20     (4) recommendations for coordinated state investments 
 79.21  necessary to achieve goals and policies in the area of 
 79.22  infrastructure, including transportation and wastewater 
 79.23  treatment facilities; 
 79.24     (5) a description of any legislation or programmatic 
 79.25  changes necessary to implement the plan; 
 79.26     (6) recommendation for approaches for coordinating local 
 79.27  government decisions with the strategy; and 
 79.28     (7) a process for encompassing the community-based planning 
 79.29  goals in Minnesota Statutes, section 4A.08, including citizen 
 79.30  participation and intergovernmental cooperation. 
 79.31     (b) The director shall submit to the legislature by 
 79.32  February 15, 2000, an evaluation and proposal for preparing the 
 79.33  state development strategy based on development of a prototype 
 79.34  strategy for the I-94 corridor area between the metropolitan 
 79.35  area and St. Cloud. 
 79.36     Sec. 85.  [CONVERSION OF CERTIFICATES.] 
 80.1      A motor carrier of passengers with a valid certificate or 
 80.2   permit issued by the transportation regulation board, public 
 80.3   service commission, public utilities commission, or commissioner 
 80.4   of transportation before January 1, 2000, is deemed to have 
 80.5   registered under Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0252, and the 
 80.6   commissioner of transportation shall issue a certificate of 
 80.7   registration to the carrier.  A certificate of registration 
 80.8   issued under this section must include a date between January 1, 
 80.9   2001, and December 31, 2001, on which it expires.  Before a 
 80.10  certificate of registration expires, after giving notice to the 
 80.11  carrier, the commissioner shall follow the procedures in 
 80.12  Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0252, to renew the carrier's 
 80.13  registration.  Minnesota Statutes, section 221.124, does not 
 80.14  apply to a carrier who is issued a certificate of registration 
 80.15  under this section. 
 80.18     Until July 1, 2000, only a motor carrier with a valid 
 80.19  certificate, permit, or certificate of registration, issued by 
 80.20  the transportation regulation board, public service 
 80.21  commissioner, public utilities commission, or commissioner of 
 80.22  transportation, or a carrier specifically authorized by the 
 80.23  metropolitan airports commission, may pick up passengers at the 
 80.24  Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 
 80.25     Sec. 87.  [UTILITY RELOCATION STUDY.] 
 80.26     The commissioner of transportation, in consultation with 
 80.27  representatives of the highway construction and utility 
 80.28  industries, shall study issues related to relocating or removing 
 80.29  utilities from highway construction projects.  The study must 
 80.30  include (1) notice given to utilities about construction 
 80.31  projects that affect utility facilities, and (2) the rights and 
 80.32  responsibilities of the department of transportation, highway 
 80.33  construction contractors, and utilities.  The commissioner shall 
 80.34  report by January 15, 2000, to the house and senate committees 
 80.35  with jurisdiction over transportation policy on recommendations 
 80.36  for actions by the department or the legislature. 
 81.1      Sec. 88.  [FEDERAL FUNDS.] 
 81.2      The commissioner of transportation shall take no action 
 81.3   under section 29 that would result in a loss of federal funds to 
 81.4   the state. 
 81.6   AGREEMENT.] 
 81.7      Notwithstanding any other law, in order to facilitate 
 81.8   construction of the initial backbone of the public safety radio 
 81.9   communication system in the metropolitan area, the commissioner 
 81.10  of transportation may enter into a contract under which a 
 81.11  private telecommunications company agrees to (1) construct a 
 81.12  telecommunications tower acceptable to the commissioner on land 
 81.13  owned by the Minnesota correctional facility-Lino Lakes and 
 81.14  leased to the commissioner and the metropolitan radio board, and 
 81.15  (2) deliver to the commissioner title to the tower, free of all 
 81.16  encumbrances.  The commissioner may accept the tower in exchange 
 81.17  for allowing the private telecommunications company delivering 
 81.18  title to the tower to locate telecommunications equipment 
 81.19  without charge on state-owned buildings or structures under the 
 81.20  commissioner's jurisdiction and control.  The commissioner may 
 81.21  enter into a contract under this section only with a company 
 81.22  that responded to a request for proposals issued in August 1998 
 81.23  by the commissioner of administration for radio tower 
 81.24  construction.  The value of the location of privately owned 
 81.25  equipment on state-owned buildings or structures for the 
 81.26  duration of the contract must be similar to the value of the 
 81.27  tower constructed for the commissioner.  A contract authorized 
 81.28  under this section may be for a term of not more than 20 years.  
 81.29  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.15 and 16A.41, 
 81.30  a contract authorized under this section may provide that the 
 81.31  commissioner will pay for the unamortized cost of the tower if 
 81.32  the contract is canceled before its expiration.  Minnesota 
 81.33  Statutes, chapters 16B and 16C, do not apply to a contract 
 81.34  authorized under this section.  A contract authorized by this 
 81.35  section is not valid until approved by the attorney general. 
 81.36     Sec. 90.  [REPORT.] 
 82.1      The commissioner of public safety shall report to the 
 82.2   chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees on 
 82.3   transportation policy and transportation finance on February 15, 
 82.4   2000, and February 15, 2001, on revenue from the sale of 
 82.5   advertising in department publications and expenditure of that 
 82.6   revenue. 
 82.7      Sec. 91.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
 82.8      The revisor of statutes shall make cross-reference changes 
 82.9   in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules consistent with the 
 82.10  renumbering of clauses in section 23.  
 82.11     Sec. 92.  [REPEALER.] 
 82.12     (a) Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 168.011, subdivision 
 82.13  36; 168.1281; 221.011, subdivisions 7, 9, 20, 21, 32, and 34; 
 82.14  221.041; 221.051; 221.061; 221.071; 221.081; 221.121, 
 82.15  subdivisions 6b and 6h; 221.172, subdivision 9; 221.281; and 
 82.16  221.85, are repealed. 
 82.17     (b) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.3998, is repealed. 
 82.18     Sec. 93.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 82.19     Sections 21 and 22 are effective the day following final 
 82.20  enactment, and are repealed on July 31, 2000.  Sections 2, 15, 
 82.21  32, 33, 35 to 67, 72, 74, 75, 77, and 85 are effective January 
 82.22  1, 2000.  Sections 7 to 14 are effective July 1, 2000.  Section 
 82.23  27 is effective July 1, 1999, for Minnesota identification cards 
 82.24  issued on and after that date.  Sections 4, 5, and 30 are 
 82.25  effective July 1, 2001.