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HF 2801

2nd Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 05/16/2010 01:30pm

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; providing for certain special license plates;
appropriating money for trunk highways; authorizing the sale of state bonds;
appropriating money and changing appropriations for certain transportation
and public safety programs and activities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 168.1291, subdivisions 1, 2; Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, sections
1; 5, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 168.

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

ARTICLE 1

LICENSE PLATES

Section 1.

new text begin [168.121] SPECIAL PLATES REMEMBERING VICTIMS OF
IMPAIRED DRIVERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance and design. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 168.1293, the
commissioner shall issue special plates remembering victims of impaired drivers to an
applicant who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile;
new text end

new text begin (2) pays a fee of $10 for each set of license plates applied for; and
new text end

new text begin (3) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall design the special plate emblem so that it
bears an inscription "Remembering Victims of Impaired Drivers" and displays an image
of a broken heart.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin On payment of a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this
section may be transferred to another passenger automobile registered to the individual
to whom the special plates were issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Record. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall maintain a record of the number of
special plates issued under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Fees credited. new text end

new text begin Fees collected under this section must be credited to the
vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.1291, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For purposes of this section "special plates" means plates
issued under sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; new text begin168.121;new text end 168.1235; and 168.129.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.1291, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Uniform design of special plates.

(a) The commissioner shall design a
single special plate that will contain a unique number and a space for a unique emblem
for plates issued under sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; new text begin168.121;new text end 168.1235; and
168.129. The commissioner shall design a unique emblem related to the purpose of each
special plate.

(b) Any provision of sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b to 2e; new text begin168.121;new text end 168.123;
and 168.129, that requires the placement of a specified letter or letters on a special plate
applies to those plates only to the extent that the commissioner includes the letter or
letters in the design.

(c) If a law authorizing a special plate contains a specific requirement for graphic
design of that plate, that requirement applies to the appropriate unique emblem.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

ARTICLE 2

ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Section 1. new text beginSTATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $30,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway
fund in fiscal year 2011 to the commissioner of transportation for the actual construction,
reconstruction, and improvement of trunk highways, including design-build contracts and
consultant usage to support these activities. This includes the cost of actual payments to
landowners for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way, payments to lessees, interest
subsidies, and relocation expenses. The commissioner may use up to $5,100,000 of this
amount for program delivery.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginINTERCHANGE ACCOUNT APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $70,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway
fund in fiscal year 2011 to the commissioner of transportation for construction of
interchanges involving a trunk highway, where the interchange will promote economic
development, increase employment, relieve growing traffic congestion, and promote traffic
safety. The amount under this paragraph must be allocated 50 percent to the department's
metropolitan district, and 50 percent to districts in greater Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund
to the commissioner of finance for bond sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, sections
16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50, subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginTRUNK HIGHWAY BONDS AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in sections 1, 2, and 3 from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall
sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $100,100,000 in the manner, upon the
terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52,
and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts
requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except
accrued interest and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be deposited
in the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

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

ARTICLE 3

TRANSPORTATION TAX COMPLIANCE

Section 1.

Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 1, is amended to read:


Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.

The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this article.

2010
2011
Total
General
$
98,385,000
$
deleted text begin 95,885,000
deleted text end new text begin 95,897,000
new text end
$
deleted text begin 194,270,000
deleted text end new text begin 194,282,000
new text end
Airports
21,909,000
19,659,000
41,568,000
C.S.A.H.
496,786,000
524,478,000
1,021,264,000
M.S.A.S.
134,003,000
141,400,000
275,403,000
Special Revenue
49,038,000
deleted text begin 49,038,000
deleted text end new text begin 49,088,000
new text end
deleted text begin 98,076,000
deleted text end new text begin 98,126,000
new text end
H.U.T.D.
9,538,000
deleted text begin 9,838,000
deleted text end new text begin 10,017,000
new text end
deleted text begin 19,376,000
deleted text end new text begin 19,555,000
new text end
Trunk Highway
1,264,921,000
deleted text begin 1,372,687,000
deleted text end new text begin 1,372,496,000
new text end
deleted text begin 2,637,608,000
deleted text end new text begin 2,637,417,000
new text end
Total
$
2,074,580,000
$
deleted text begin 2,212,985,000 deleted text end new text begin
2,213,035,000
new text end
$
deleted text begin 4,287,565,000 deleted text end new text begin
4,287,615,000
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 5, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
152,478,000
$
deleted text begin 152,578,000 deleted text end new text begin
152,628,000
new text end
Appropriations by Fund
2010
2011
General
7,959,000
deleted text begin 7,959,000
deleted text end new text begin 7,971,000
new text end
Special Revenue
49,038,000
deleted text begin 49,038,000
deleted text end new text begin 49,088,000
new text end
H.U.T.D.
9,413,000
deleted text begin 9,713,000
deleted text end new text begin 9,892,000
new text end
Trunk Highway
86,068,000
deleted text begin 85,868,000
deleted text end new text begin 85,677,000
new text end

The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State Patrol

(a) Patrolling Highways
71,522,000
deleted text begin 71,522,000
deleted text end new text begin 71,331,000
new text end
Appropriations by Fund
General
37,000
37,000
H.U.T.D.
92,000
92,000
Trunk Highway
71,393,000
deleted text begin 71,393,000
deleted text end new text begin 71,202,000
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal years 2012 and 2013
is $71,393,000 for each fiscal year.
new text end

(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
7,996,000
7,796,000

This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.

$800,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are for the Office of Pupil
Transportation Safety.

(c) Capitol Security
3,113,000
3,113,000

This appropriation is from the general fund.

The commissioner may not: (1) spend
any money from the trunk highway fund
for capitol security; or (2) permanently
transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
highways activity to capitol security.

The commissioner may not transfer any
money: (1) appropriated for Department of
Public Safety administration, the patrolling of
highways, commercial vehicle enforcement,
or driver and vehicle services to capitol
security; or (2) from capitol security.

new text begin (d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 191,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 12,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 179,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
liabilities from individuals and businesses
that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
and (2) illegal or improper activity related
to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
motor vehicles.
new text end

new text begin This initiative is expected to result in new
revenues for the biennium as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) $114,000 for the highway user tax
distribution fund;
new text end

new text begin (2) $75,000 for the transit assistance fund;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) $13,000 for the general fund.
new text end

new text begin The general fund appropriation for fiscal year
2011 is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation from the highway
user tax distribution fund in fiscal years 2012
and 2013 is $693,000 for each fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2015, the commissioner shall
submit a report to the house of representatives
and senate committees having jurisdiction
over transportation finance on the revenues
generated by the Vehicle Crimes Unit. This
report must be made available electronically
and made available in print only upon
request.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 5, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Driver and Vehicle Services

(a) Vehicle Services
26,909,000
deleted text begin 27,209,000
deleted text end new text begin 27,259,000
new text end
Appropriations by Fund
Special Revenue
18,973,000
deleted text begin 18,973,000
deleted text end new text begin 19,023,000
new text end
H.U.T.D.
7,936,000
8,236,000

The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account.

new text begin Of the appropriation for fiscal year 2011
from the special revenue fund, $50,000 is
for assistance to the Vehicle Crimes Unit in
investigations as provided under subdivision
3, paragraph (d).
new text end

(b) Driver Services
28,712,000
28,712,000
Appropriations by Fund
Special Revenue
28,711,000
28,711,000
Trunk Highway
1,000
1,000

The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the driver services operating account.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end