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HF 2891

4th Engrossment - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to transportation; appropriating money for 
  1.3             transportation, public safety, and other purposes; 
  1.4             modifying previous appropriations; providing for 
  1.5             bonding for highways; requiring studies and reports; 
  1.6             establishing working group to assess impact of DM&E 
  1.7             rail line project; establishing major transportation 
  1.8             projects commission; repealing sunset of provision 
  1.9             authorizing certain lights on top of delivery 
  1.10            vehicles; providing for approval of and payment under 
  1.11            supplemental goods or services agreements of the 
  1.12            commissioner of transportation; authorizing suspension 
  1.13            of motor vehicle registration when tax is paid by 
  1.14            dishonored check; exempting dealers in firefighting 
  1.15            equipment from motor vehicle dealer licensing; 
  1.16            providing for inspection of vehicles of motor 
  1.17            carriers; providing for photo identification equipment 
  1.18            for driver's license agents; restricting expenditures 
  1.19            on commuter rail; restricting application for federal 
  1.20            aid for Hiawatha Avenue light rail transit; modifying 
  1.21            provisions relating to prepaid, temporary, vehicle 
  1.22            identification cards for motor carrier vehicles; 
  1.23            authorizing naming rights for light rail transit 
  1.24            stations; restricting expenditures from trunk highway 
  1.25            fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 
  1.26            161.20, subdivision 3; 161.32, by adding a 
  1.27            subdivision; 167.50, subdivision 2; 168.27, 
  1.28            subdivision 8; 169.781, by adding a subdivision; 
  1.29            221.131, subdivision 4; 221.132; and 473.405, 
  1.30            subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, 
  1.31            sections 144E.29; 144E.31, subdivision 3; 168.17; 
  1.32            171.061, subdivision 4; 174.88; and 221.0252, 
  1.33            subdivision 7; Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, 
  1.34            sections 1 and 7, subdivisions 1 and 3; chapter 223, 
  1.35            article 1, sections 1 and 2, subdivisions 1 and 4; 
  1.36            chapter 238, article 1, sections 1; 2, subdivision 12; 
  1.37            5; and 7; article 2, section 93; chapter 241, article 
  1.38            10, section 5, subdivision 2; chapter 245, article 1, 
  1.39            sections 1 and 6; and chapter 250, article 1, sections 
  1.40            1 and 2, subdivisions 1 and 4; proposing coding for 
  1.41            new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174. 
  1.42  BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.43                             ARTICLE 1 
  2.1                    TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS 
  2.2   Section 1.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] 
  2.3      The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
  2.4   appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
  2.5   the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for the 
  2.6   purposes indicated, for fiscal year 2001. 
  2.7                               SUMMARY 
  2.8   TRANSPORTATION                                     $566,551,000
  2.9   METROPOLITAN COUNCIL                                 20,000,000 
  2.10  PUBLIC SAFETY                                           119,000 
  2.11  TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                          750,000 
  2.12  FINANCE                                              15,100,000
  2.13  TOTAL                                              $602,520,000
  2.14  Trunk Highway Bond Proceeds Account                 100,100,000
  2.15  Trunk Highway Fund                                  102,298,000 
  2.16  General Fund                                        400,122,000 
  2.17                                                   APPROPRIATIONS
  2.18                                                   $ 
  2.19  Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION                                         
  2.20  Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of
  2.21  transportation for the purposes specified 
  2.22  in this section                                     566,551,000 
  2.23                Summary by Fund
  2.24  Trunk Highway Bond         
  2.25  Proceeds Account                     100,100,000
  2.26  Trunk Highway Fund                   102,179,000
  2.27  General Fund                         364,372,000
  2.28  Subd. 2.  Trunk Highway Construction                100,000,000 
  2.29  This appropriation is from the bond 
  2.30  proceeds account in the trunk highway 
  2.31  fund. 
  2.32  This appropriation is available for 
  2.33  expenditure beginning July 1, 2000. 
  2.34  The commissioner may not spend more 
  2.35  than $14,000,000 of this appropriation 
  2.36  for program delivery. 
  2.37  This appropriation is for 
  2.38  reconstruction and replacement of key 
  2.39  bridges on the state trunk highway 
  2.40  system; for construction, improvement, 
  2.41  and maintenance of the interregional 
  2.42  corridor system as identified by the 
  2.43  commissioner; for the improvement of 
  2.44  highways classified as bottlenecks by 
  2.45  the commissioner; for providing 
  2.46  highway-related advantages for transit; 
  3.1   and for acquisition of properties 
  3.2   necessary to locate, construct, 
  3.3   reconstruct, improve, and maintain the 
  3.4   trunk highway system.  Before this 
  3.5   appropriation may be used, the 
  3.6   commissioner of transportation must 
  3.7   demonstrate to the commissioner of 
  3.8   finance that the proposed use of debt 
  3.9   financing to accelerate the project is 
  3.10  a cost-effective investment of state 
  3.11  funds. 
  3.12  Subd. 3.  State Road Construction                   359,000,000 
  3.13                Summary by Fund
  3.14  Trunk Highway                      76,500,000
  3.15  General                           282,500,000
  3.16  (a) Of this appropriation: 
  3.17  (1) $177,000,000 is for state trunk 
  3.18  highway improvements within the 
  3.19  seven-county metropolitan area 
  3.20  primarily for the purpose of improving 
  3.21  traffic flow and expanding highway 
  3.22  capacity by eliminating traffic 
  3.23  bottlenecks; 
  3.24  (2) $177,000,000 is for improvements on 
  3.25  state trunk highways outside the 
  3.26  seven-county metropolitan area that the 
  3.27  commissioner designates as at-risk 
  3.28  interregional corridors; and 
  3.29  (3) $5,000,000 is for bus transit ways 
  3.30  or highway-related transit advantages. 
  3.31  (b) Of the appropriations under this 
  3.32  section, the commissioner may not spend 
  3.33  more than $50,000,000 for program 
  3.34  delivery. 
  3.35  (c) The appropriation under this 
  3.36  section is available through June 30, 
  3.37  2003.  On July 1, 2003, any part of 
  3.38  this appropriation not spent cancels to 
  3.39  the trunk highway fund.  The 
  3.40  commissioner shall report by February 
  3.41  1, 2003, to the chairs of the senate 
  3.42  and house of representatives committees 
  3.43  having jurisdiction over transportation 
  3.44  policy and transportation finance on 
  3.45  any projects that the department of 
  3.46  transportation has scheduled to be 
  3.47  constructed with this appropriation 
  3.48  that the commissioner determines will 
  3.49  be canceled or delayed as a result of 
  3.50  any part of this appropriation 
  3.51  canceling to the trunk highway fund.  
  3.52  For purposes of this paragraph, money 
  3.53  encumbered by the commissioner for a 
  3.54  trunk highway project is considered to 
  3.55  be spent. 
  3.56  Subd. 4.  Report on Projects 
  3.57  The commissioner shall by August 1 of 
  3.58  each calendar year from 2000 to 2002 
  3.59  report to the chairs of the senate and 
  4.1   house of representatives committees 
  4.2   with jurisdiction over transportation 
  4.3   policy and finance on the status of 
  4.4   each project that is financed in whole 
  4.5   or in part from the money appropriated 
  4.6   under subdivisions 2 and 3.  For each 
  4.7   such project the report must identify:  
  4.8   (1) the estimated full cost; (2) a 
  4.9   schedule for completion; (3) the 
  4.10  current status of right-of-way 
  4.11  acquisition and environmental review; 
  4.12  and (4) the project's status in the 
  4.13  commissioner's current statewide 
  4.14  transportation improvement program. 
  4.15  Subd. 5.  Local Roads                                30,000,000
  4.16  Of this appropriation, the commissioner 
  4.17  shall transfer $23,800,000 to the 
  4.18  county state-aid highway fund and 
  4.19  $6,200,000 to the municipal state-aid 
  4.20  street fund.  These amounts are added 
  4.21  to the appropriation for local roads in 
  4.22  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, 
  4.23  subdivision 6.  This appropriation is 
  4.24  available until spent. 
  4.25  Subd. 6.  Trunk Highway Facility Projects            25,674,000
  4.26  The appropriations in this subdivision 
  4.27  are from the trunk highway fund. 
  4.28  (a) St. Cloud Headquarters
  4.29  Addition                                       10,350,000
  4.30  To design, construct, furnish, and 
  4.31  equip an addition to and remodeling of 
  4.32  the St. Cloud headquarters building. 
  4.33  (b) Detroit Lakes
  4.34  Headquarters Addition                           8,724,000
  4.35  To construct an addition to and remodel 
  4.36  the Detroit Lakes district headquarters 
  4.37  building. 
  4.38  (c) Regional Transportation
  4.39  Management Center                               5,000,000
  4.40  To design, construct, furnish, and 
  4.41  equip a regional transportation 
  4.42  management center and integrate it with 
  4.43  the existing metropolitan headquarters 
  4.44  building in Roseville.  This 
  4.45  appropriation anticipates up to 
  4.46  $15,774,000 in matching federal money. 
  4.47  Within three years of the date on which 
  4.48  occupation of the new transportation 
  4.49  management center has been completed, 
  4.50  the commissioner must sell the building 
  4.51  that was being used as the traffic 
  4.52  management center on the effective date 
  4.53  of this act to an entity other than the 
  4.54  state or a state agency.  This 
  4.55  requirement does not apply if the 
  4.56  commissioner determines that no offers 
  4.57  made to the commissioner for purchase 
  4.58  of the building will return fair market 
  4.59  value for it.  
  4.60  (d) Moorhead Truck Station                      1,600,000 
  5.1   To construct, furnish, and equip a new 
  5.2   truck station building in Moorhead in 
  5.3   partnership with the city of Moorhead 
  5.4   and Clay county. 
  5.5   (e) The $514,000 appropriation in Laws 
  5.6   1996, chapter 463, section 19, 
  5.7   subdivision 5, clause (20), for the 
  5.8   addition to the Dilworth truck station 
  5.9   is canceled. 
  5.10  Subd. 7.  Rail Service Improvement                    5,000,000
  5.11  For purposes defined under the rail 
  5.12  service improvement program under 
  5.13  Minnesota Statutes, sections 222.46 to 
  5.14  222.63.  
  5.15  Subd. 8.  North Star Corridor
  5.16  North Extension Study                                   100,000
  5.17  To study the feasibility of extending 
  5.18  the North Star commuter rail corridor 
  5.19  between Minneapolis and St. Cloud north 
  5.20  of the city of Little Falls.  This 
  5.21  appropriation must be used to match 
  5.22  federal funds. 
  5.23  Subd. 9.  DM&E Working Group                            100,000
  5.24  (a) The commissioner of transportation 
  5.25  or the commissioner's designee shall 
  5.26  convene a multiagency working group 
  5.27  consisting of the commissioners of 
  5.28  public safety, pollution control 
  5.29  agency, agriculture, trade and economic 
  5.30  development, and transportation, and 
  5.31  director of Minnesota Planning, or 
  5.32  their designees.  The director of 
  5.33  Minnesota Planning or the director's 
  5.34  designee shall serve as chair of the 
  5.35  working group. 
  5.36  (b) The working group will complete the 
  5.37  following tasks: 
  5.38  (1) evaluate the environmental impact 
  5.39  statement of the surface transportation 
  5.40  board (STB) concerning the DM&E rail 
  5.41  line project, summarize its findings 
  5.42  and directives, and determine whether 
  5.43  and to what extent the STB's assessment 
  5.44  may have failed in identifying the DM&E 
  5.45  rail line project's impact on the 
  5.46  state; and 
  5.47  (2) develop and present recommendations 
  5.48  to the legislature of how to maximize 
  5.49  opportunities to move Minnesota 
  5.50  products to market on the DM&E railroad 
  5.51  while minimizing environmental, social, 
  5.52  and other public costs. 
  5.53  (c) Included in the evaluation and 
  5.54  recommendations must be methods to: 
  5.55  (1) maximize the volume of Minnesota 
  5.56  products shipped on the DM&E rail line 
  5.57  including consideration of 
  5.58  modifications to ports and other 
  5.59  infrastructure which could enhance and 
  6.1   benefit the state; 
  6.2   (2) assure appropriate environmental 
  6.3   protections are used to minimize land 
  6.4   use, protect wetlands, and mitigate 
  6.5   noise or other environmental impacts; 
  6.6   (3) involve local units of government 
  6.7   in siting issues and right-of-way 
  6.8   acquisitions; and 
  6.9   (4) determine what direct and indirect 
  6.10  costs are likely to accrue to local 
  6.11  units of government and private 
  6.12  property owners as a result of the 
  6.13  project, including, but not limited to, 
  6.14  costs for mitigation, right-of-way 
  6.15  acquisitions, and crossing safety. 
  6.16  (d) The commissioners shall directly 
  6.17  negotiate and advocate with the rail 
  6.18  line to assure timely access for 
  6.19  shipping Minnesota products and to 
  6.20  assure minimal environmental and social 
  6.21  impact.  The working group shall 
  6.22  present an interim report to the 
  6.23  legislature by January 15, 2001, and a 
  6.24  final report to the legislature no 
  6.25  later than six months following the 
  6.26  date of issuance of the STB's draft 
  6.27  environmental impact statement. 
  6.28  Subd. 10.  Port Development Assistance                 2,000,000 
  6.29  For port development assistance grants. 
  6.30  The grants must be made to political 
  6.31  subdivisions for capital improvements 
  6.32  constructed after the effective date of 
  6.33  this appropriation under Minnesota 
  6.34  Statutes, chapter 457A.  Any 
  6.35  improvement made with the proceeds of 
  6.36  these grants must be owned by a public 
  6.37  body. 
  6.38  Subd. 11.  Local Bridge
  6.39  Replacement and Rehabilitation                       39,000,000
  6.40  To match federal money and to replace 
  6.41  or rehabilitate local deficient bridges.
  6.42  Political subdivisions may use grants 
  6.43  made under this subdivision to 
  6.44  construct or reconstruct bridges, 
  6.45  including: 
  6.46  (1) matching federal aid grants to 
  6.47  construct or reconstruct key bridges; 
  6.48  (2) paying the costs of preliminary 
  6.49  engineering and environmental studies 
  6.50  authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 
  6.51  section 174.50, subdivision 6a; 
  6.52  (3) paying the costs to abandon an 
  6.53  existing bridge that is deficient and 
  6.54  in need of replacement, but where no 
  6.55  replacement will be made; and 
  6.56  (4) paying the costs to construct a 
  6.57  road or street to facilitate the 
  6.58  abandonment of an existing bridge 
  7.1   determined by the commissioner to be 
  7.2   deficient, if the commissioner 
  7.3   determines that construction of the 
  7.4   road or street is more economical than 
  7.5   replacing the existing bridge. 
  7.6   Subd. 12. Sales Tax                                   4,800,000 
  7.7   For payment of sales tax that may not 
  7.8   be paid from the trunk highway fund. 
  7.9   Subd. 13.  Transit                                      872,000
  7.10  For grants to public transit systems 
  7.11  under Minnesota Statutes, section 
  7.12  174.24, to acquire rolling stock and 
  7.13  intelligent transportation system 
  7.14  technologies, and for operating 
  7.15  assistance.  Priority must be given to 
  7.16  projects to match available federal 
  7.17  money.  Up to $450,000 may be used for 
  7.18  transit operating assistance.  This 
  7.19  appropriation does not add to the 
  7.20  agency's budget base. 
  7.21  Subd. 14.  Major Projects Commission                      5,000 
  7.22  From the trunk highway fund for 
  7.23  expenses relating to the major 
  7.24  transportation projects commission, 
  7.25  including expenses of nonlegislative 
  7.26  members. 
  7.27  Sec. 3.  METROPOLITAN COUNCIL TRANSIT                         
  7.28  Subdivision 1.  To the metropolitan   
  7.29  council for the purposes specified
  7.30  in this section                                      20,000,000
  7.31  Subd. 2.  Bus Garages                                10,000,000
  7.32  To construct bus garages.  This 
  7.33  appropriation is available until spent. 
  7.34  Subd. 3.  Bus Transit Ways                            6,300,000
  7.35  For engineering, design, and 
  7.36  construction of bus transit ways, 
  7.37  including, but not limited to, 
  7.38  acquisition of land and rights-of-way.  
  7.39  This appropriation is available until 
  7.40  spent. 
  7.41  Subd. 4.  Metropolitan Transit Operations             3,700,000 
  7.42  This appropriation does not add to the 
  7.43  agency's budget base. 
  7.44  Sec. 4.  PUBLIC SAFETY                                  119,000 
  7.45  Subdivision 1.  Driver's License
  7.46  Photographic Equipment                                  119,000
  7.47  For grants to driver's license agents 
  7.48  to pay monthly lease and maintenance 
  7.49  costs of photo identification equipment.
  7.50  Subd. 2.  Training Facility 
  7.51  The unobligated balance of the 
  7.52  appropriation in Laws 1998, chapter 
  8.1   404, section 21, subdivision 2, for the 
  8.2   Camp Ripley training facility, is 
  8.3   canceled. 
  8.4   Sec. 5.  TRADE AND   
  8.5   ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                    750,000
  8.6   To the commissioner of trade and 
  8.7   economic development for a grant to the 
  8.8   Upper Minnesota Valley Regional 
  8.9   Development Commission for the 
  8.10  Minnesota River Tourism Initiative 
  8.11  serving six rural Minnesota counties 
  8.12  and multiple communities in west 
  8.13  central Minnesota.  The grant must be 
  8.14  used for planning, predesign, and 
  8.15  design of three staffed travel 
  8.16  information centers. 
  8.17  Sec. 6.  FINANCE                                     15,100,000
  8.18                Summary by Fund
  8.19  Trunk Highway Bond        
  8.20  Proceeds Account                         100,000 
  8.21  General Fund                          15,000,000 
  8.22  Subdivision 1.  Bond Sale Expenses                      100,000 
  8.23  This appropriation is from the bond 
  8.24  proceeds account in the trunk highway 
  8.25  fund for bond sale expenses under 
  8.26  Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, 
  8.27  subdivision 8. 
  8.28  Subd. 2.  Transportation Revolving Loan Fund         15,000,000 
  8.29  For transfer to the highway account in 
  8.30  the transportation revolving loan fund. 
  8.31     Sec. 7.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.] 
  8.32     To provide the money appropriated in this act from the 
  8.33  trunk highway bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance 
  8.34  shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to 
  8.35  $100,100,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect 
  8.36  prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and 
  8.37  by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the 
  8.38  times and in the amounts requested by the commissioner of 
  8.39  transportation.  The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued 
  8.40  interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must 
  8.41  be credited to a bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
  8.42     Sec. 8.  [COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION; RAMP METER 
  8.43  STUDY.] 
  8.44     (a) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary, the 
  8.45  commissioner shall order that all meters on access ramps to a 
  8.46  freeway or expressway, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
  9.1   160.02, display flashing yellow lights for a period of time 
  9.2   determined by the commissioner.  
  9.3      This section does not prohibit temporary closure or other 
  9.4   traffic flow restrictions of access ramps to a freeway or 
  9.5   expressway in the interests of public safety. 
  9.6      (b) The commissioner shall study and report to the 
  9.7   legislature by February 1, 2001, the traffic flow and highway 
  9.8   safety results on expressways and freeways for the period of the 
  9.9   study.  The department shall gather and compile any relevant 
  9.10  facts, comparisons, statistics, or other relevant data and 
  9.11  report its findings of fact and conclusions.  
  9.12     Sec. 9.  [REPORT; METRO MOBILITY.] 
  9.13     (a) The metropolitan council shall report to the chairs of 
  9.14  the senate and house of representatives committees having 
  9.15  jurisdiction over transportation policy and transportation 
  9.16  finance on the future of the metro mobility paratransit system.  
  9.17  The report must include options, alternatives, and strategies 
  9.18  for: 
  9.19     (1) increasing the availability of metro mobility service 
  9.20  to meet present and anticipated demand; 
  9.21     (2) integrating metro mobility service into the new and 
  9.22  expanded transit services described in the council's regional 
  9.23  transit master plan; 
  9.24     (3) integration of private taxi services to provide a more 
  9.25  efficient pick up and delivery system, and potential savings 
  9.26  from doing so; and 
  9.27     (4) changes in state or federal law, including, but not 
  9.28  limited to, changes in fare structure and requirements, to 
  9.29  increase effectiveness of the service.  
  9.30     (b) In conducting the study and preparing the report, the 
  9.31  council shall consult with its transportation accessibility 
  9.32  advisory council. 
  9.33     (c) The council shall submit the report by February 1, 2001.
  9.34     Sec. 10.  [PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SYSTEM STUDY.] 
  9.35     Subdivision 1.  [PLANNING COMMITTEE.] The commissioners of 
  9.36  administration, transportation, and public safety shall convene 
 10.1   a planning committee to report to the legislature on a plan for 
 10.2   development of an 800 megahertz, statewide, shared public safety 
 10.3   radio system.  The planning committee shall provide a means for 
 10.4   inclusion of input from representatives of local governments and 
 10.5   major system user groups. 
 10.6      Subd. 2.  [REPORT CONTENTS.] The committee shall review: 
 10.7      (1) current and future needs and capacities of radio 
 10.8   systems in outstate areas; 
 10.9      (2) the potential for implementation of a multi-agency and 
 10.10  multijurisdictional shared radio system; 
 10.11     (3) potential guidelines for governance and system 
 10.12  participation by state and local units of government; and 
 10.13     (4) statutory changes required to implement a statewide, 
 10.14  800 megahertz, shared public safety radio system. 
 10.15     Subd. 3.  [REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS.] In performing the duties 
 10.16  under this section, the planning committee may consider: 
 10.17     (1) assessment of current uses, needs, and capacities, 
 10.18  including growth and expansion capacities, by each local 
 10.19  government and by each major user group; 
 10.20     (2) estimates of future needs by each local government and 
 10.21  by each major user group; 
 10.22     (3) estimates by each local government and by each major 
 10.23  user group of the anticipated level and timeline for utilizing 
 10.24  the radio system; 
 10.25     (4) analysis of the expected costs of implementing the 
 10.26  radio system; and 
 10.27     (5) proposed funding mechanisms, including options for 
 10.28  allocating costs among local governments and user groups. 
 10.29     Subd. 4.  [PUBLIC MEETINGS.] After completing its duties 
 10.30  under subdivisions 2 and 3, the planning committee shall prepare 
 10.31  a draft report to local governments and major user groups in all 
 10.32  outstate areas.  The draft report must also be made available to 
 10.33  the public.  After preparing and disseminating the draft report 
 10.34  and before presenting the final report to the legislature, the 
 10.35  planning committee shall meet with representatives of local 
 10.36  governments and user groups in each department of public safety 
 11.1   radio communication district to explain the report and seek 
 11.2   comment. 
 11.3      Subd. 5.  [REPORT.] By February 1, 2001, the commissioner 
 11.4   of administration shall report to the legislature on the 
 11.5   findings and recommendations of the planning committee.  The 
 11.6   report must also identify any changes in statutory authority and 
 11.7   funding options necessary to provide for implementation of the 
 11.8   statewide, 800 megahertz, shared, public safety radio system. 
 11.9      Sec. 11.  [LIGHT RAIL; FEDERAL FUNDS.] 
 11.10     The commissioner of transportation may not apply to the 
 11.11  federal government for any federal funds for light rail transit 
 11.12  in the Hiawatha Avenue corridor other than federal funds that 
 11.13  under federal law or regulation may only be used for transit 
 11.14  capital projects.  This section does not prohibit the 
 11.15  commissioner from using federal funds that are identified in the 
 11.16  2001-2003 statewide transportation improvement program for the 
 11.17  Hiawatha Avenue corridor highway and light rail project. 
 11.18     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 11.19  following final enactment. 
 11.20     Sec. 12.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 2, section 93, is 
 11.21  amended to read: 
 11.22     Sec. 93.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 11.23     Sections 21 and 22 are effective the day following final 
 11.24  enactment, and are repealed on July 31, 2000.  Sections 2, 15, 
 11.25  32, 33, 35 to 67, 72, 74, 75, 77, and 85 are effective January 
 11.26  1, 2000.  Sections 7 to 14 are effective July 1, 2000.  Section 
 11.27  27 is effective July 1, 1999, for Minnesota identification cards 
 11.28  issued on and after that date.  Sections 4, 5, and 30 are 
 11.29  effective July 1, 2001. 
 11.30     Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 161.32, is 
 11.31  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 11.32     Subd. 7.  [APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTAL 
 11.33  AGREEMENTS.] Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, when goods 
 11.34  or services are provided to the commissioner under an agreement 
 11.35  supplemental to a contract for work on a trunk highway, the 
 11.36  commissioner or designee may approve the supplemental agreement. 
 12.1   Payment of valid state obligations must be made within 30 days 
 12.2   of approval of the work or submission by the contractor of an 
 12.3   invoice indicating completion of work, whichever occurs later. 
 12.4      Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 167.50, 
 12.5   subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 12.6      Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE AND SALE.] The bonds shall be issued 
 12.7   and sold upon sealed competitive bids after published notice.  
 12.8   The bonds shall be issued and sold at the times and prices (not 
 12.9   less than par and accrued interest), in the form and 
 12.10  denominations, bearing interest at the rate or rates, maturing 
 12.11  on dates, with or without option of prior redemption upon notice 
 12.12  and at specified times and prices, payable at a bank or banks, 
 12.13  within or without the state, with provisions for registration, 
 12.14  conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds 
 12.15  or notes in anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive 
 12.16  bonds, and in accordance with such further provisions, as the 
 12.17  commissioner of finance may determine, subject to the approval 
 12.18  of the attorney general (but not subject to the provisions of 
 12.19  chapter 14, including 14.386).  Each bond shall mature within 20 
 12.20  years from its date of issue and shall be executed by the 
 12.21  commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer 
 12.22  under their official seals.  The signatures of these officers on 
 12.23  the face of and any interest coupons appurtenant to any bond, 
 12.24  and their seals may be printed, lithographed, stamped, engraved, 
 12.25  or otherwise reproduced thereon, provided that the signature of 
 12.26  one of the officers, or of an authorized representative of a 
 12.27  corporate registrar or other agent designated by the 
 12.28  commissioner of finance to authenticate the bonds, shall be 
 12.29  manually subscribed on the face of each bond.  
 12.30     Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
 12.31  168.17, is amended to read: 
 12.32     168.17 [SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION.] 
 12.33     (a) All registrations and issue of number plates shall be 
 12.34  subject to amendment, suspension, modification or revocation by 
 12.35  the registrar summarily for any violation of or neglect to 
 12.36  comply with the provisions of this chapter or when the 
 13.1   transferee fails to comply with section 168A.10, subdivision 2, 
 13.2   within 30 days of the date of sale.  
 13.3      (b) The registrar may suspend the registration of a motor 
 13.4   vehicle if the tax on the vehicle was paid by means of a 
 13.5   dishonored check to a deputy motor vehicle registrar.  The 
 13.6   registrar may continue a suspension under this paragraph until 
 13.7   the registrar is informed by the deputy motor vehicle registrar 
 13.8   that the dishonored check has been paid in full. 
 13.9      (c) In any case where the proper registration of a motor 
 13.10  vehicle is dependent upon procuring information entailing such 
 13.11  delay as to unreasonably deprive the owner of the use of the 
 13.12  motor vehicle, the registrar may issue a tax receipt and plates 
 13.13  conditionally.  
 13.14     (d) In any case when revoking a registration for cause, the 
 13.15  registrar shall have authority to demand the return of the 
 13.16  number plates and registration certificates, and, if necessary, 
 13.17  to seize the number plates issued for such registration. 
 13.18     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 13.19  following final enactment. 
 13.20     Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.27, 
 13.21  subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
 13.22     Subd. 8.  [EXEMPTIONS.] (1) (a) Salespeople and other 
 13.23  employees of licensed dealers under this section shall are not 
 13.24  be required to obtain individual licenses. 
 13.25     (2) (b) Isolated or occasional sales or leases of new or 
 13.26  used motor vehicles shall be are exempt from the provisions of 
 13.27  this section.  A person who makes only isolated or occasional 
 13.28  sales or leases is not required to be licensed under this 
 13.29  section, is not considered to be in the business of selling or 
 13.30  leasing motor vehicles, and does not qualify to receive dealer 
 13.31  plates under subdivision 16.  "Isolated or occasional sales or 
 13.32  leases" means:  (i) (1) the sale or lease of a motor vehicle 
 13.33  with an actual cash value of $1,000 or less made by a charitable 
 13.34  organization; (ii) (2) the sale, purchase, or lease of not more 
 13.35  than five motor vehicles in a 12-month period, other than 
 13.36  pioneer or classic motor vehicles as defined in section 168.10, 
 14.1   subdivisions 1a and 1b, or (iii) (3) sales by a licensed 
 14.2   auctioneer selling motor vehicles at an auction if, in the 
 14.3   ordinary course of the auctioneer's business, the sale of motor 
 14.4   vehicles is incidental to the sale of other real or personal 
 14.5   property.  For purposes of this subdivision, a charitable 
 14.6   organization means a nonprofit charitable organization that 
 14.7   qualifies for tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the 
 14.8   Internal Revenue Code. 
 14.9      (c) A person whose sales of new and used motor vehicles 
 14.10  consist solely of sales to political subdivisions and their 
 14.11  agencies of vehicles used solely as firefighting equipment is 
 14.12  not required to obtain a license under this section.  The person 
 14.13  may apply for and receive in-transit plates under subdivision 17 
 14.14  in the same manner as licensed motor vehicle dealers for the 
 14.15  purpose of allowing firefighting equipment to be transported 
 14.16  from the dealer's source of supply or other place of storage to 
 14.17  the dealer's place of business, to another place of storage, or 
 14.18  directly to the purchaser. 
 14.19     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 14.20  following final enactment. 
 14.21     Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.781, is 
 14.22  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 14.23     Subd. 10.  [EXEMPTION.] This section does not apply to a 
 14.24  vehicle operated by a motor carrier of passengers, as defined in 
 14.25  section 221.011, subdivision 48, if the vehicle has been 
 14.26  inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), 
 14.27  clause (2), within the previous 12 months. 
 14.28     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 14.29  following final enactment. 
 14.30     Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
 14.31  171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 14.32     Subd. 4.  [FEE; EQUIPMENT.] (a) The agent may charge and 
 14.33  retain a filing fee of $3.50 for each application.  Except as 
 14.34  provided in paragraph (b), the fee shall cover all expenses 
 14.35  involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the 
 14.36  department the applications and fees required under sections 
 15.1   171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and 
 15.2   171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a. 
 15.3      (b) An agent with photo identification equipment provided 
 15.4   by the department before January 1, 1999, may retain the photo 
 15.5   identification equipment until the agent's appointment 
 15.6   terminates.  The department shall maintain the photo 
 15.7   identification equipment for these all agents appointed as of 
 15.8   January 1, 2000.  An agent appointed before January 1, 1999, who 
 15.9   does not have photo identification equipment provided by the 
 15.10  department, and any new agent appointed after December 31, 1998, 
 15.11  shall procure and maintain photo identification equipment.  Upon 
 15.12  the retirement, resignation, death, or discontinuance of an 
 15.13  existing agent, and if a new agent is appointed in an existing 
 15.14  office pursuant to Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and 
 15.15  notwithstanding the above or Minnesota Rules, part 7404.0400, 
 15.16  the department shall provide and maintain photo identification 
 15.17  equipment without additional cost to a newly appointed agent in 
 15.18  that office if the office was provided the equipment by the 
 15.19  department before January 1, 1999 2000.  All photo 
 15.20  identification equipment must be compatible with standards 
 15.21  established by the department. 
 15.22     (c) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county 
 15.23  board must be paid into the county treasury and credited to the 
 15.24  general revenue fund of the county.  An agent who is not an 
 15.25  employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of 
 15.26  county employment or salary and is considered an independent 
 15.27  contractor for pension purposes, coverage under the Minnesota 
 15.28  state retirement system, or membership in the public employees 
 15.29  retirement association. 
 15.30     (d) Before the end of the first working day following the 
 15.31  final day of the reporting period established by the department, 
 15.32  the agent must forward to the department all applications and 
 15.33  fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in 
 15.34  paragraph (c). 
 15.35     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective retroactively 
 15.36  from January 1, 2000. 
 16.1      Sec. 19.  [174.55] [MAJOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS 
 16.2   COMMISSION.] 
 16.3      Subdivision 1.  [CREATION AND PURPOSE.] A major 
 16.4   transportation projects commission is created to review and 
 16.5   comment on proposed major transportation projects in which the 
 16.6   department of transportation is involved. 
 16.7      Subd. 2.  [COMPOSITION.] The major transportation projects 
 16.8   commission is composed of the governor or the governor's 
 16.9   designee; four citizen members appointed by the governor and 
 16.10  serving at the pleasure of the governor; seven senators 
 16.11  appointed by the subcommittee on committees of the committee on 
 16.12  rules and administration, three of whom must not be members of 
 16.13  the senate majority party; and seven members of the house of 
 16.14  representatives appointed by the speaker, three of whom must not 
 16.15  be members of the house majority party.  The commissioner of 
 16.16  transportation shall serve as a nonvoting member unless the 
 16.17  commissioner is the governor's designee.  The commission shall 
 16.18  elect a chair from among its members.  Nongovernment members of 
 16.19  the commission shall receive compensation in accordance with 
 16.20  section 15.059, subdivision 3. 
 16.21     Subd. 3.  [DUTIES.] The major transportation projects 
 16.22  commission shall review each report submitted under subdivision 
 16.23  4 and shall make comments on the report to the governor and 
 16.24  legislature by September 30 of each year.  
 16.25     Subd. 4.  [COMMISSIONER REPORT.] The commissioner of 
 16.26  transportation shall report to the commission not later than 
 16.27  July 15 of each year.  The report must consist of a listing of 
 16.28  candidate projects that meet the criteria of major 
 16.29  transportation projects within the definition in subdivision 5, 
 16.30  and a listing of proposed projects for study that the 
 16.31  commissioner believes have the potential of being major 
 16.32  transportation projects but do not have draft environmental 
 16.33  impact statements.  The report must include the commissioner's 
 16.34  plan for funding and implementation of each project.  
 16.35     Subd. 5.  [MAJOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECT.] A major 
 16.36  transportation project is a project that meets each of the 
 17.1   following criteria: 
 17.2      (1) involves the department of transportation; 
 17.3      (2) has a total cost of more than $5,000,000; 
 17.4      (3) is a critical element of the transportation system of 
 17.5   its region and the state; and 
 17.6      (4) has a completed draft environmental impact statement. 
 17.7      Subd. 6.  [CONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.] The 
 17.8   department may not construct a major transportation project 
 17.9   without first submitting the project to the major transportation 
 17.10  projects commission.  Within any six-year period, the department 
 17.11  may not construct a transportation project consisting of 
 17.12  separate contiguous projects that do not individually qualify as 
 17.13  major transportation projects, but which in their entirety would 
 17.14  constitute a major transportation project, without first 
 17.15  submitting the project to the major transportation projects 
 17.16  commission. 
 17.17     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective July 1, 2000, 
 17.18  except that subdivision 6 is effective July 1, 2001. 
 17.19     Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
 17.20  174.88, is amended to read: 
 17.21     174.88 [COMMUTER RAIL FUNDING.] 
 17.22     Subdivision 1.  [FEDERAL FUND APPLICATIONS.] The 
 17.23  commissioner, in cooperation with appropriate metropolitan 
 17.24  planning organizations, may apply for funding from federal, 
 17.25  state, regional, local, and private sources for commuter rail 
 17.26  facility construction, operation, implementation, maintenance, 
 17.27  and improvement. 
 17.28     Subd. 2.  [EXPENDITURE OF STATE FUNDS.] The commissioner 
 17.29  shall not spend any state funds for construction or equipment of 
 17.30  commuter rail facilities unless the funds have been appropriated 
 17.31  by law specifically for those purposes. 
 17.32     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 17.33  following final enactment. 
 17.34     Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
 17.35  221.0252, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
 17.36     Subd. 7.  [EXEMPTIONS FROM REGULATION.] Notwithstanding any 
 18.1   other law, motor carriers of passengers are exempt from sections 
 18.2   221.121; 221.122; 221.123; 221.132; 221.151; 221.161; and 
 18.3   221.171. 
 18.4      EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 18.5   following final enactment. 
 18.6      Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.131, 
 18.7   subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 18.8      Subd. 4.  [FLOATER CARD; FEE.] The department may issue to 
 18.9   carriers subject to subdivision 2 or 3 special "floater" 
 18.10  identification cards up to a maximum of five per motor carrier.  
 18.11  Floater cards may be freely transferred between vehicles that 
 18.12  have evidence of being inspected under section 221.0252, 
 18.13  subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2), within the previous 12 
 18.14  months, or have a current Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance 
 18.15  decal, and that are used under short-term leases by the motor 
 18.16  carrier.  The motor carrier shall pay a fee of $100 for each 
 18.17  floater card issued.  
 18.18     EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 18.19  following final enactment. 
 18.20     Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.132, is 
 18.21  amended to read: 
 18.22     221.132 [PREPAID TEMPORARY VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION CARD.] 
 18.23     For special or extraordinary events, the commissioner may 
 18.24  issue a prepaid temporary vehicle identification card to a 
 18.25  permit or certificate holder subject to section 221.131, 
 18.26  subdivision 2 or 3, for a fee of $5 per card.  The card must be 
 18.27  preprinted by the commissioner with the carrier's name, address, 
 18.28  and permit or certificate number.  The card may be used by the 
 18.29  motor carrier to whom it is issued to identify a vehicle 
 18.30  temporarily added to its fleet, if the vehicle has evidence of 
 18.31  being inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph 
 18.32  (a), clause (2), within the previous 12 months, or has a current 
 18.33  Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance decal.  The card must be 
 18.34  executed by the motor carrier by dating and signing the card and 
 18.35  describing the vehicle in which it will be carried.  The 
 18.36  identification card is valid for a period of ten days from the 
 19.1   date the motor carrier places on the card when the card is 
 19.2   executed.  The card must be used within one year from the date 
 19.3   of issuance by the commissioner.  The card may not be used if 
 19.4   the permit or certificate is not in full force and effect.  The 
 19.5   card may not be transferred.  The commissioner may not refund 
 19.6   the cost of unused prepaid temporary vehicle identification 
 19.7   cards. 
 19.8      EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
 19.9   following final enactment. 
 19.10     Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.405, 
 19.11  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 19.12     Subd. 4.  [TRANSIT SYSTEMS.] The council may engineer, 
 19.13  construct, equip, and operate transit and paratransit systems, 
 19.14  projects, or any parts thereof, including road lanes or rights 
 19.15  of way, terminal facilities, maintenance and garage facilities, 
 19.16  ramps, parking areas, and any other facilities useful for or 
 19.17  related to any public transit or paratransit system or project.  
 19.18  The council may sell or lease naming rights with regard to light 
 19.19  rail transit stations and apply revenues from sales or leases to 
 19.20  light rail transit operating costs. 
 19.21                             ARTICLE 2 
 19.22                         TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND 
 19.23     Section 1.  [PROHIBITION AGAINST APPROPRIATIONS FROM TRUNK 
 19.24  HIGHWAY FUND.] 
 19.25     To ensure compliance with the Minnesota Constitution, 
 19.26  article XIV, sections 2, 5, and 6, the commissioner of finance, 
 19.27  agency directors, and legislative commission personnel may not 
 19.28  include in the biennial budget for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, 
 19.29  or in any budget thereafter, expenditures from the trunk highway 
 19.30  fund for a nonhighway purpose as jointly determined by the 
 19.31  commissioner of finance and the attorney general.  For purposes 
 19.32  of this section, an expenditure for a nonhighway purpose is any 
 19.33  expenditure not for construction, improvement, or maintenance of 
 19.34  highways.  At the time of submission of the biennial budget 
 19.35  proposal to the legislature, the commissioner of finance and the 
 19.36  attorney general shall report to the senate and house of 
 20.1   representatives transportation committees concerning any 
 20.2   expenditure that is proposed to be appropriated from the trunk 
 20.3   highway fund, if that expenditure is similar to those reduced or 
 20.4   eliminated in sections 5 to 20.  The report must explain the 
 20.5   highway purpose of the proposed expenditure.  
 20.6      Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
 20.7   144E.29, is amended to read: 
 20.8      144E.29 [FEES.] 
 20.9      (a) The board shall charge the following fees: 
 20.10     (1) initial application for and renewal of an ambulance 
 20.11  service license, $150; 
 20.12     (2) each ambulance operated by a licensee, $96.  The 
 20.13  licensee shall pay an additional $96 fee for the full licensing 
 20.14  period or $8 per month for any fraction of the period for each 
 20.15  ambulance added to the ambulance service during the licensing 
 20.16  period; 
 20.17     (3) initial application for and renewal of approval for a 
 20.18  training program, $100; and 
 20.19     (4) duplicate of an original license, certification, or 
 20.20  approval, $25.  
 20.21     (b) With the exception of paragraph (a), clause (5), all 
 20.22  fees are for a two-year period.  All fees are nonrefundable.  
 20.23     (c) Fees collected by the board shall be deposited as 
 20.24  nondedicated receipts in the trunk highway general fund. 
 20.25     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
 20.26  144E.31, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 20.27     Subd. 3.  [FINE.] (a) The board may order a fine 
 20.28  concurrently with the issuance of a correction order, or after 
 20.29  the licensee or training program has not corrected the violation 
 20.30  within the time specified in the correction order. 
 20.31     (b) A licensee or training program that is ordered to pay a 
 20.32  fine shall be notified of the order by certified mail.  The 
 20.33  notice shall be mailed to the address shown on the application 
 20.34  or the last known address of the licensee or training program.  
 20.35  The notice shall state the reasons the fine was ordered and 
 20.36  shall inform the licensee or training program of the right to a 
 21.1   contested case hearing under chapter 14. 
 21.2      (c) A licensee or training program may appeal the order to 
 21.3   pay a fine by notifying the board by certified mail within 15 
 21.4   calendar days after receiving the order.  A timely appeal shall 
 21.5   stay payment of the fine until the board issues a final order. 
 21.6      (d) A licensee or training program shall pay the fine 
 21.7   assessed on or before the payment date specified in the board's 
 21.8   order.  If a licensee or training program fails to fully comply 
 21.9   with the order, the board shall suspend the license or cancel 
 21.10  approval until there is full compliance with the order. 
 21.11     (e) Fines shall be assessed as follows: 
 21.12     (1) $150 for violation of section 144E.123; 
 21.13     (2) $400 for violation of sections 144E.06, 144E.07, 
 21.14  144E.101, 144E.103, 144E.121, 144E.125, 144E.265, 144E.285, and 
 21.15  144E.305; 
 21.16     (3) $750 for violation of rules adopted under section 
 21.17  144E.16, subdivision 4, clause (8); and 
 21.18     (4) $50 for violation of all other sections under this 
 21.19  chapter or rules adopted under this chapter that are not 
 21.20  specifically enumerated in clauses (1) to (3). 
 21.21     (f) Fines collected by the board shall be deposited as 
 21.22  nondedicated receipts in the trunk highway general fund. 
 21.23     Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 161.20, 
 21.24  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 21.25     Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] The commissioner may expend 
 21.26  trunk highway funds only for trunk highway purposes.  Payment of 
 21.27  expenses related to sales tax, bureau of criminal apprehension 
 21.28  laboratory, office of tourism kiosks, Minnesota safety council, 
 21.29  tort claims, driver education programs, emergency medical 
 21.30  services board, and Mississippi River parkway commission do not 
 21.31  further a highway purpose and do not aid in the construction, 
 21.32  improvement, or maintenance of the highway system. 
 21.33     Sec. 5.  Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, section 1, is 
 21.34  amended to read: 
 21.35  Section 1.  [CRIMINAL JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS.] 
 21.36     The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
 22.1   appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
 22.2   the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
 22.3   available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
 22.4   figures "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this act, mean 
 22.5   that the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
 22.6   available for the year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or 
 22.7   June 30, 2001, respectively. 
 22.8                           SUMMARY BY FUND
 22.9                   1999          2000          2001           TOTAL
 22.10  General   $ 2,074,000 $ 547,845,000 $ 582,487,000 $1,130,332,000
 22.11                                      $ 584,143,000 $1,131,988,000
 22.12  Special Revenue           8,258,000     7,902,000     16,160,000
 22.13  Environmental                44,000        46,000         90,000
 22.14  State Government
 22.15  Special Revenue               7,000         7,000         14,000
 22.16  Trunk Highway             1,626,000     1,656,000      3,282,000
 22.17                                            -0-          1,626,000
 22.18  TOTAL                 $ 557,780,000 $ 592,098,000 $1,149,878,000
 22.19                                             APPROPRIATIONS 
 22.20                                         Available for the Year 
 22.21                                             Ending June 30 
 22.22                                            2000         2001 
 22.23     Sec. 6.  Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, section 7, 
 22.24  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 22.25  Subdivision 1.  Total 
 22.26  Appropriation                          44,595,000     41,848,000
 22.27                Summary by Fund
 22.28                          2000          2001
 22.29  General              42,398,000    39,607,000 41,263,000
 22.30  Special Revenue         520,000       532,000 
 22.31  State Government 
 22.32  Special Revenue           7,000         7,000 
 22.33  Environmental            44,000        46,000 
 22.34  Trunk Highway         1,626,000     1,656,000 -0-
 22.35  The amounts that may be spent from this 
 22.36  appropriation for each program are 
 22.37  specified in the following subdivisions.
 22.38     Sec. 7.  Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, section 7, 
 22.39  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 22.40  Subd. 3.  Criminal Apprehension 
 22.41                Summary by Fund
 23.1   General              23,327,000    23,080,000 24,736,000
 23.2   Special Revenue         520,000       532,000
 23.3   State Government
 23.4   Special Revenue           7,000         7,000
 23.5   Trunk Highway         1,626,000     1,656,000 -0-
 23.6   $99,000 the first year and $99,000 the 
 23.7   second year from the Bureau of Criminal 
 23.8   Apprehension account in the special 
 23.9   revenue fund are for grants to local 
 23.10  officials for the cooperative 
 23.11  investigation of cross-jurisdictional 
 23.12  criminal activity.  Any unencumbered 
 23.13  balance remaining in the first year 
 23.14  does not cancel but is available for 
 23.15  the second year. 
 23.16  $421,000 the first year and $433,000 
 23.17  the second year from the Bureau of 
 23.18  Criminal Apprehension account in the 
 23.19  special revenue fund are for laboratory 
 23.20  activities. 
 23.21  $5,000,000 the first year and 
 23.22  $4,000,000 the second year are for the 
 23.23  statewide criminal and juvenile justice 
 23.24  data information system upgrade.  
 23.25  $210,000 the first year and $210,000 
 23.26  the second year are to be transferred 
 23.27  to the commissioner of corrections for 
 23.28  a statewide probation system component 
 23.29  of the criminal justice information 
 23.30  system.  This appropriation must be 
 23.31  included in the budget base for the 
 23.32  2002-2003 biennium. 
 23.33  $500,000 the first year and $55,000 the 
 23.34  second year are for a lab information 
 23.35  management system. 
 23.36  $344,000 the first year and $400,000 
 23.37  the second year are for laboratory 
 23.38  supplies and equipment.  This is a 
 23.39  one-time appropriation. 
 23.40  $800,000 the second year is for 
 23.41  start-up costs, including employee 
 23.42  hiring and training, for the northern 
 23.43  BCA satellite laboratory facility in 
 23.44  the city of Bemidji, for which 
 23.45  predesign money was appropriated in 
 23.46  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 13, 
 23.47  subdivision 11. 
 23.48  $15,000 the first year is for the 
 23.49  capitol security study described in 
 23.50  article 5, section 13.  This is a 
 23.51  one-time appropriation. 
 23.52  $125,000 the second year is to expand 
 23.53  DNA testing of predatory offenders. 
 23.54     Sec. 8.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 1, is 
 23.55  amended to read: 
 23.56  Section 1.  [ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
 24.1      The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
 24.2   appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
 24.3   the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
 24.4   available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
 24.5   figures "2000" and "2001," where used in this act, mean that the 
 24.6   appropriation or appropriations listed under them are available 
 24.7   for the year ending June 30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, 
 24.8   respectively.  The term "first year" means the fiscal year 
 24.9   ending June 30, 2000, and "second year" means the fiscal year 
 24.10  ending June 30, 2001. 
 24.11                          SUMMARY BY FUND
 24.12              1999          2000          2001           TOTAL
 24.13  General  $21,000     $224,507,000   $184,543,000   $409,071,000
 24.14                                      $185,309,000   $409,837,000
 24.15  Petroleum Tank
 24.16  Cleanup                 1,015,000      1,045,000      2,060,000
 24.17  Environmental Fund        700,000        700,000      1,400,000
 24.18  TANF                    6,000,000      4,000,000     10,000,000
 24.19  Trunk Highway             745,000        766,000      1,511,000
 24.20                                              -0-         745,000
 24.21  Workers' 
 24.22  Compensation           22,217,000     22,439,000     44,656,000
 24.23  Special Revenue           100,000       -0-             100,000
 24.24  Workforce
 24.25  Development Fund       17,993,000     12,557,000     30,550,000 
 24.26  TOTAL     $21,000    $273,277,000   $226,050,000   $499,348,000
 24.27                                             APPROPRIATIONS 
 24.28                                         Available for the Year 
 24.29                                             Ending June 30 
 24.30                                            2000         2001 
 24.31     Sec. 9.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 2, 
 24.32  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 24.33  Subdivision 1.  Total       
 24.34  Appropriation                          56,880,000    46,056,000
 24.35                Summary by Fund
 24.36  General              42,985,000    32,590,000 33,356,000
 24.37  Trunk Highway           745,000       766,000 -0-
 24.38  TANF                  1,500,000     1,500,000
 24.39  Environmental Fund      700,000       700,000 
 24.40  Workforce 
 24.41  Development Fund     10,950,000    10,500,000 
 25.1   The amounts that may be spent from this 
 25.2   appropriation for each program are 
 25.3   specified in the following subdivisions.
 25.4      Sec. 10.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 2, 
 25.5   subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 25.6   Subd. 4.  Tourism 
 25.7       10,805,000     10,910,000
 25.8                 Summary by Fund
 25.9   General              10,060,000    10,144,000 10,910,000
 25.10  Trunk Highway           745,000       766,000 -0-
 25.11  To develop maximum private sector 
 25.12  involvement in tourism, $3,500,000 the 
 25.13  first year and $3,500,000 the second 
 25.14  year of the amounts appropriated for 
 25.15  marketing activities are contingent on 
 25.16  receipt of an equal contribution from 
 25.17  nonstate sources that have been 
 25.18  certified by the commissioner.  Up to 
 25.19  one-half of the match may be given in 
 25.20  in-kind contributions.  
 25.21  In order to maximize marketing grant 
 25.22  benefits, the commissioner must give 
 25.23  priority for joint venture marketing 
 25.24  grants to organizations with year-round 
 25.25  sustained tourism activities.  For 
 25.26  programs and projects submitted, the 
 25.27  commissioner must give priority to 
 25.28  those that encompass two or more areas 
 25.29  or that attract nonresident travelers 
 25.30  to the state. 
 25.31  If an appropriation for either year for 
 25.32  grants is not sufficient, the 
 25.33  appropriation for the other year is 
 25.34  available for it. 
 25.35  The commissioner may use grant dollars 
 25.36  or the value of in-kind services to 
 25.37  provide the state contribution for the 
 25.38  partnership program. 
 25.39  Any unexpended money from general fund 
 25.40  appropriations made under this 
 25.41  subdivision does not cancel but must be 
 25.42  placed in a special advertising account 
 25.43  for use by the office of tourism to 
 25.44  purchase additional media. 
 25.45  This appropriation may be used for a 
 25.46  grant to Minnesota Festivals and Events 
 25.47  Association for the following purposes: 
 25.48  (1) for a partnership with the 
 25.49  University of Minnesota's tourism 
 25.50  center to build the methodology for a 
 25.51  low-cost economic impact model that 
 25.52  will allow festival and event managers 
 25.53  to conduct research independently in 
 25.54  their own communities; 
 25.55  (2) to promote regional workshops to 
 26.1   increase production value and 
 26.2   professionalism for events in the 
 26.3   state, increase event service and 
 26.4   entertainment value for local 
 26.5   residents, build community awareness of 
 26.6   opportunities to generate new tourism, 
 26.7   and assure production of high quality, 
 26.8   safe, and meaningful tourism products 
 26.9   that are in line with the vision, 
 26.10  mission, and growth goals of individual 
 26.11  towns and cities in Minnesota; 
 26.12  (3) for a partnership with the 
 26.13  University of Minnesota's tourism 
 26.14  center to enhance professionalism via 
 26.15  its certified festival manager program, 
 26.16  training event managers and volunteer 
 26.17  staff to implement value-added 
 26.18  festivals and events for visitors to 
 26.19  the state; 
 26.20  (4) for a partnership with the 
 26.21  Minnesota office of tourism to publish 
 26.22  a pull-out minimagazine advertising the 
 26.23  statewide festivals and events calendar 
 26.24  for the year; and 
 26.25  (5) to expand the Minnesota Festivals 
 26.26  and Events Association website, to 
 26.27  provide travel planners with more 
 26.28  festival and event intensive links to 
 26.29  communities hosting such activities. 
 26.30  $250,000 in the first year is for a 
 26.31  one-time grant for the purpose of the 
 26.32  Upper Red Lake business loan program.  
 26.33  $829,000 the first year and $829,000 
 26.34  the second year are for the Minnesota 
 26.35  film board.  $329,000 of this 
 26.36  appropriation in each year is available 
 26.37  only upon receipt by the board of $1 in 
 26.38  matching contributions of money or 
 26.39  in-kind from nonstate sources for every 
 26.40  $3 provided by this appropriation.  Of 
 26.41  this amount, $500,000 the first year 
 26.42  and $500,000 the second year are for 
 26.43  grants to the Minnesota film board for 
 26.44  a film production jobs fund to 
 26.45  stimulate feature film production in 
 26.46  Minnesota.  This appropriation is to 
 26.47  reimburse film producers for two to 
 26.48  five percent of documented wages which 
 26.49  they paid to Minnesotans for film 
 26.50  production after January 1, 1999. 
 26.51  $100,000 the first year is for a grant 
 26.52  to promote tourism in the Mille Lacs 
 26.53  area.  This is a one-time appropriation 
 26.54  and is not added to the agency's budget 
 26.55  base. 
 26.56  $100,000 the first year is for a 
 26.57  one-time grant to promote tourism in 
 26.58  the areas near the northern border of 
 26.59  Minnesota, including the Northwest 
 26.60  Angle. 
 26.61  $37,000 the first year is for a grant 
 26.62  to the Mississippi River parkway 
 26.63  commission.  
 27.1      Sec. 11.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 1, is 
 27.2   amended to read: 
 27.3   Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
 27.4      The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
 27.5   appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
 27.6   the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
 27.7   available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
 27.8   figures "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this act, mean 
 27.9   that the appropriations listed under them are available for the 
 27.10  year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, 
 27.11  respectively.  If the figures are not used, the appropriations 
 27.12  are available for the year ending June 30, 2000, or June 30, 
 27.13  2001, respectively.  The term "first year" means the year ending 
 27.14  June 30, 2000, and the term "second year" means the year ending 
 27.15  30, 2001.  Appropriations for the year ending June 30, 1999, are 
 27.16  in addition to appropriations made in previous years. 
 27.17                          SUMMARY BY FUND
 27.18                          2000          2001           TOTAL
 27.19  General             $  85,231,000   $ 80,853,000   $166,084,000
 27.20                                      $ 81,520,000   $166,751,000
 27.21  Airports               19,386,000     19,469,000     38,855,000 
 27.22  C.S.A.H.              365,063,000    366,624,000    731,687,000 
 27.23  Highway User           15,480,000     15,575,000     31,055,000 
 27.24  M.S.A.S.              105,549,000    107,394,000    212,943,000 
 27.25  Special Revenue           947,000        965,000      1,912,000 
 27.26  Trunk 
 27.27  Highway             1,044,984,000  1,056,111,000  2,101,095,000 
 27.28                                     1,055,444,000  2,100,428,000
 27.29  TOTAL              $1,636,640,000 $1,646,991,000 $3,283,631,000
 27.30                                             APPROPRIATIONS 
 27.31                                         Available for the Year 
 27.32                                             Ending June 30 
 27.33                                            2000         2001 
 27.34     Sec. 12.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 2, 
 27.35  subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
 27.36  Subd. 12.  Contingent Appropriation 
 27.37  The commissioner of transportation, 
 27.38  with the approval of the governor after 
 27.39  consultation with the legislative 
 27.40  advisory commission under Minnesota 
 27.41  Statutes, section 3.30, may transfer 
 28.1   all or part of the unappropriated 
 28.2   balance in the trunk highway fund to an 
 28.3   appropriation (1) for trunk highway 
 28.4   design, construction, or inspection in 
 28.5   order to take advantage of an 
 28.6   unanticipated receipt of income to the 
 28.7   trunk highway fund, or (2) for trunk 
 28.8   highway maintenance in order to meet an 
 28.9   emergency, or (3) to pay tort or 
 28.10  environmental claims.  The amount 
 28.11  transferred is appropriated for the 
 28.12  purpose of the account to which it is 
 28.13  transferred. 
 28.14     Sec. 13.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 5, is 
 28.15  amended to read: 
 28.16  Sec. 5.  MINNESOTA SAFETY COUNCIL         67,000         67,000
 28.17                Summary by Fund
 28.18                            2000        2001
 28.19  Trunk Highway            67,000       -0-
 28.20  General                   -0-        67,000
 28.21  This appropriation is from the trunk 
 28.22  highway fund. 
 28.23     Sec. 14.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 7, is 
 28.24  amended to read: 
 28.25  Sec. 7.  TORT CLAIMS                     600,000       600,000
 28.26                Summary by Fund
 28.27                            2000        2001
 28.28  Trunk Highway           600,000       -0-
 28.29  General                   -0-       600,000
 28.30  To be spent by the commissioner of 
 28.31  finance.  
 28.32  This appropriation is from the trunk 
 28.33  highway fund. 
 28.34  If the appropriation for either year is 
 28.35  insufficient, the appropriation for the 
 28.36  other year is available for it. 
 28.37  The commissioner shall transfer amounts 
 28.38  from this appropriation to other state 
 28.39  agencies as required to pay tort claims.
 28.40     Sec. 15.  Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 10, section 5, 
 28.41  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 28.42     Subd. 2.  [TEACHING AND LEARNING PROGRAM.] (a) For the 
 28.43  teaching and learning program in the department of children, 
 28.44  families, and learning: 
 28.45       $9,979,000     .....     2000 
 29.1        $9,926,000     .....     2001 
 29.2      (b) Any balance the first year does not cancel but is 
 29.3   available in the second year. 
 29.4      (c) $21,000 each the first year is from the trunk highway 
 29.5   fund. 
 29.6      (d) $673,000 in 2000 and $678,000 in 2001 is for the board 
 29.7   of teaching. 
 29.8      (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 15.53, 
 29.9   subdivision 2, the commissioner of children, families, and 
 29.10  learning may contract with a school district for a period no 
 29.11  longer than five consecutive years to work in the development or 
 29.12  implementation of the graduation rule.  The commissioner may 
 29.13  contract for services and expertise as necessary.  The contracts 
 29.14  are not subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.06. 
 29.15     Sec. 16.  Laws 1999, chapter 245, article 1, section 1, is 
 29.16  amended to read: 
 29.17  Section 1.  [HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
 29.18     The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
 29.19  appropriated from the general fund, or any other fund named, to 
 29.20  the agencies and for the purposes specified in the following 
 29.21  sections of this article, to be available for the fiscal years 
 29.22  indicated for each purpose.  The figures "2000" and "2001" where 
 29.23  used in this article, mean that the appropriation or 
 29.24  appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal 
 29.25  year ending June 30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, respectively.  
 29.26  Where a dollar amount appears in parentheses, it means a 
 29.27  reduction of an appropriation.  
 29.28                          SUMMARY BY FUND 
 29.29                                                     BIENNIAL
 29.30                            2000          2001       TOTAL
 29.31  General          $2,650,812,000 $2,774,558,000 $5,425,370,000
 29.32                                  $2,776,331,000 $5,427,143,000
 29.33  State Government
 29.34  Special Revenue      36,424,000     36,103,000     72,527,000
 29.35  Health Care
 29.36  Access              146,224,000    175,017,000    321,241,000
 29.37  Trunk Highway         1,726,000      1,773,000      3,499,000
 29.38                                         -0-          1,726,000
 30.1   Lottery Prize         1,300,000      1,300,000      2,600,000
 30.2   TOTAL            $2,836,486,000 $2,988,751,000 $5,825,237,000
 30.3                                              APPROPRIATIONS 
 30.4                                          Available for the Year 
 30.5                                              Ending June 30 
 30.6                                             2000         2001 
 30.7      Sec. 17.  Laws 1999, chapter 245, article 1, section 6, is 
 30.8   amended to read: 
 30.9   Sec. 6.  EMERGENCY MEDICAL
 30.10  SERVICES BOARD                         2,420,000      2,467,000 
 30.11                Summary by Fund
 30.12  General                 694,000       694,000 2,467,000
 30.13  Trunk Highway         1,726,000     1,773,000 -0-
 30.14  [COMPREHENSIVE ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT 
 30.15  (CALS).] Of the general fund 
 30.16  appropriation, $108,000 each year is 
 30.17  for the board to establish a 
 30.18  comprehensive advanced life support 
 30.19  educational program under Minnesota 
 30.20  Statutes, section 144E.37. 
 30.21  [EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES GRANTS.] Of 
 30.22  the appropriation from the trunk 
 30.23  highway fund, $18,000 from the trunk 
 30.24  highway fund in fiscal year 2000 and 
 30.25  $36,000 from the general fund in fiscal 
 30.26  year 2001 is to the board for grants to 
 30.27  regional emergency medical services 
 30.28  programs.  This The second year 
 30.29  appropriation shall become part of the 
 30.30  base for the 2002-2003 biennium. 
 30.31     Sec. 18.  Laws 1999, chapter 250, article 1, section 1, is 
 30.32  amended to read: 
 30.33  Section 1.  [STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 
 30.34     The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
 30.35  appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
 30.36  the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
 30.37  available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
 30.38  "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this act, mean that 
 30.39  the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
 30.40  available for the year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or 
 30.41  June 30, 2001, respectively.  
 30.42                          SUMMARY BY FUND 
 30.43                                                      BIENNIAL
 30.44                                2000          2001    TOTAL
 30.45  General              $349,954,000   $308,497,000   $658,451,000
 30.46                                      $308,536,000   $658,490,000
 31.1   State 
 31.2   Government 
 31.3   Special Revenue        13,986,000     13,884,000     27,870,000 
 31.4   For 1999 - $465,000
 31.5   Health Care Access      1,842,000      1,871,000      3,713,000
 31.6   Environmental             236,000        242,000        478,000
 31.7   Solid Waste Fund          660,000        670,000      1,330,000
 31.8   Lottery Prize 
 31.9   Fund                      110,000        -0-            110,000
 31.10  Highway User
 31.11  Tax Distribution        2,129,000      2,173,000      4,302,000
 31.12  Trunk Highway              39,000         39,000         78,000 
 31.13                                           -0-             39,000
 31.14  Workers'
 31.15  Compensation            7,024,000      6,959,000     13,983,000 
 31.16  TOTAL                $376,420,000   $334,854,000   $711,274,000
 31.17  For 1999 - $465,000
 31.18                                             APPROPRIATIONS 
 31.19                                         Available for the Year 
 31.20                                             Ending June 30 
 31.21                                            2000         2001 
 31.22     Sec. 19.  Laws 1999, chapter 250, article 1, section 2, 
 31.23  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 31.24  Subdivision 1.  Total  
 31.25  Appropriation                         58,340,000     63,117,000
 31.26                Summary by Fund
 31.27  General              58,151,000    62,928,000 $62,967,000
 31.28  Health Care Access      150,000       150,000
 31.29  Trunk Highway            39,000        39,000 -0-
 31.30  The amounts that may be spent from this 
 31.31  appropriation for each program are 
 31.32  specified in the following subdivisions.
 31.33     Sec. 20.  Laws 1999, chapter 250, article 1, section 2, 
 31.34  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 31.35  Subd. 4.  Legislative 
 31.36  Coordinating Commission               13,841,000     14,924,000
 31.37                Summary by Fund
 31.38  General              13,652,000    14,735,000 14,774,000
 31.39  Health Care Access      150,000       150,000
 31.40  Trunk Highway            39,000        39,000 -0-
 31.41  $5,600,000 the first year and 
 31.42  $6,372,000 the second year are for the 
 31.43  office of the revisor of statutes. 
 32.1   $1,184,000 the first year and 
 32.2   $1,217,000 the second year are for the 
 32.3   legislative reference library. 
 32.4   $4,963,000 the first year and 
 32.5   $5,096,000 the second year are for the 
 32.6   office of the legislative auditor. 
 32.7   The legislative commission on pensions 
 32.8   and retirement shall study and report 
 32.9   to the legislature by January 15, 2000, 
 32.10  on the comparability of pension and 
 32.11  other postretirement benefits between 
 32.12  public sector and private sector 
 32.13  employees.  When comparing the 
 32.14  benefits, the commission shall select 
 32.15  comparable job classifications and 
 32.16  salary ranges.  The study must compare 
 32.17  pension portability, initial monthly 
 32.18  benefits, average annual benefit 
 32.19  increases, employer and employee 
 32.20  contribution rates, availability of 
 32.21  early retirement incentives, 
 32.22  administrative costs, and other factors 
 32.23  as necessary to compare benefits.