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HF 3148

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/24/2010 04:26pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/24/2010

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; appropriating money to Center for Transportation
Studies for a study on motor fuel use for nonhighway purposes.

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

Section 1. new text beginNONHIGHWAY MOTOR FUEL USE STUDY.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section:
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new text begin (1) "motor fuel use for nonhighway purposes" consists of motor fuel consumption by
(i) motorboats, (ii) snowmobiles, (iii) all-terrain vehicles, (iv) off-highway motorcycles,
(v) off-road vehicles, (vi) vehicles operated on state forest roads, and (vii) vehicles
operated on county forest access roads; and
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new text begin (2) "public locale" includes public trails, public streets and highways of the state
including public rights-of-way, and other public recreation areas.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.794,
84.803, 84.83, 84.927, and 296A.18, $250,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from
the named funds, as specified in paragraph (b), to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Center for Transportation Studies to complete a comprehensive
study on motor fuel use for nonhighway purposes as provided in this section. This is
a onetime appropriation.
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new text begin (b) The amount appropriated in paragraph (a) is from the water recreation account
in the special revenue fund, the snowmobile trails and enforcement account in the
natural resources fund, the all-terrain vehicle account in the natural resources fund, the
off-highway motorcycle account in the natural resources fund, the off-road vehicle account
in the natural resources fund, and the state forest road account in the special revenue fund.
The amount appropriated from each specified account is in the proportion that:
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new text begin (1) the amount of gasoline fuel tax revenue provided in fiscal year 2010 to a
specified account under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.794, 84.803, 84.83, 84.927, and
296A.18, bears to
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new text begin (2) the sum total amount of gasoline fuel tax revenue provided in fiscal year 2010
to all of the specified accounts.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Study requirements. new text end

new text begin The study must, at a minimum:
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new text begin (1) develop a methodology that objectively and accurately provides estimates of
motor fuel use for each nonhighway purpose;
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new text begin (2) develop estimates of motor fuel use for each nonhighway purpose, in which
the estimates:
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new text begin (i) utilize the methodology established under clause (1); and
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new text begin (ii) to the extent feasible, identify and apportion motor fuel use by type of location
or facility, including but not limited to each public locale and private land;
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new text begin (3) to the extent feasible, evaluate the costs incurred for each public locale due to
use by nonhighway purposes; and
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new text begin (4) provide, based on the study results, policy options for any changes to the
attribution of motor fuel use under Minnesota Statutes, section 296A.18.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative report. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2011, the Center for Transportation
Studies must submit a report on the study to the chairs and ranking minority members of
the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over (1) transportation
policy and finance, and (2) environment and natural resources policy and finance.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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