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HF 2876

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/10/2019 09:52am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; requiring video cameras to record light rail transit vehicle
operators; requiring a report on light rail transit safety features; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 473.4056, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.4056, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Minimum standards.

Standards adopted under this section must include, but
are not limited to:

(1) two dedicated spaces for wheelchair users in each car;

(2) seating for a companion adjacent to at least two wheelchair-dedicated spaces; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) further specifications that meet or exceed the standards established in the Americans
with Disabilities Actdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a camera that is capable of recording the light rail transit vehicle operator and the
interior of the vehicle in the vicinity of the operator.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies to light rail transit vehicles procured on and after August 1,
2019. This section applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginLIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SAFETY FEATURES STUDY.
new text end

new text begin By November 15, 2019, the Metropolitan Council must submit a report on light rail
transit safety features to the members and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation policy and finance. The council must use existing resources to create
the report. At a minimum, the report must:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluate additional safety features that are not currently incorporated into design and
specifications of the Southwest light rail transit project, including review of:
new text end

new text begin (i) equipment and features of light rail transit vehicles; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) infrastructure related to the interaction of light rail transit vehicles with motor vehicles,
nonmotorized traffic, and pedestrians; and
new text end

new text begin (2) based on the evaluation under clause (1), identify changes incorporated into or
proposed for the Southwest light rail transit project.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end