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HF 4687

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/15/2020 09:47am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring a salary increase for state patrol troopers;
appropriating money; amending Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 3, article
1, sections 2, subdivisions 2, 5; 4, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Multimodal Systems

(a) Aeronautics

(1) Airport Development and Assistance
18,598,000
18,598,000

This appropriation is from the state airports
fund and must be spent according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4
.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
available for five years after the year of the
appropriation. If the appropriation for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.

If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the state
airports fund following the appropriations
made in this article and that the appropriations
made are insufficient for advancing airport
development and assistance projects, an
amount necessary to advance the projects, not
to exceed the balance in the state airports fund,
is appropriated in each year to the
commissioner and must be spent according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4
. Within two weeks of a
determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation must notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs,
ranking minority members, and staff of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning the funds
appropriated. Funds appropriated under this
contingent appropriation do not adjust the base
for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

(2) Aviation Support and Services
8,289,000
8,304,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
Airports
6,654,000
6,654,000
Trunk Highway
1,635,000
1,650,000
(3) Civil Air Patrol
80,000
80,000

This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for the Civil Air Patrol.

(b) Transit
18,801,000
18,181,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
17,899,000
17,249,000
Trunk Highway
902,000
932,000

$650,000 in fiscal year 2020 is from the
general fund for assessment, analysis, and
review of the project to extend Northstar
Commuter Rail service to the city of St. Cloud.

(c) Safe Routes to School
500,000
500,000

This appropriation is from the general fund
for the safe routes to school program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.40.

(d) Passenger Rail
500,000
deleted text begin 500,000 deleted text end new text begin 242,000
new text end

This appropriation is from the general fund
for passenger rail system planning, alternatives
analysis, environmental analysis, design, and
preliminary engineering under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 174.632 to 174.636.

new text begin The base is $500,000 in each of fiscal years
2022 and 2023.
new text end

(e) Freight
6,883,000
6,857,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
1,229,000
1,069,000
Trunk Highway
5,654,000
5,788,000

$160,000 in the first year is from the general
fund for port development assistance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 457A, to
the Port Authority of Winona. Any
improvements made with the proceeds of the
grants must be publicly owned. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available in the
second year.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, is
amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Agency Management

(a) Agency Services
54,190,000
54,701,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
311,000
316,000
Trunk Highway
53,879,000
54,385,000

$311,000 from the general fund in fiscal year
2020 and $316,000 from the general fund in
fiscal year 2021, and $100,000 from the trunk
highway fund in each of fiscal years 2020 and
2021, are to facilitate tribal training for state
agencies.

The base from the general fund is $0 in each
of fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

The base from the trunk highway fund is
$53,069,000 in each of fiscal years 2022 and
2023.

(b) Buildings
42,869,000
48,448,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
54,000
54,000
Trunk Highway
42,815,000
deleted text begin 48,394,000 deleted text end new text begin
38,368,000
new text end

Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for building construction for
any fiscal year before the first year is available
to the commissioner during the biennium to
the extent that the commissioner spends the
money on the building construction projects
for which the money was originally
encumbered during the fiscal year for which
it was appropriated. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.

The base from the trunk highway fund is
$39,694,000 in each of fiscal years 2022 and
2023.

(c) Tort Claims
600,000
600,000

If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

Sec. 3.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 4, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Administration and Related Services

(a) Office of Communications
575,000
575,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
130,000
130,000
Trunk Highway
445,000
445,000
(b) Public Safety Support
5,224,000
5,760,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
1,238,000
1,369,000
Trunk Highway
3,986,000
4,391,000
(c) Public Safety Officer Survivor Benefits
640,000
640,000

This appropriation is from the general fund
for payment of public safety officer survivor
benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section
299A.44. If the appropriation for either year
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

(d) Public Safety Officer Reimbursements
1,367,000
1,367,000

This appropriation is from the general fund
for transfer to the public safety officer's benefit
account. This money is available for
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.465.

(e) Soft Body Armor Reimbursements
745,000
745,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
645,000
645,000
Trunk Highway
100,000
100,000

These appropriations are for soft body armor
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.38.

(f) Technology and Support Service
7,331,000
6,995,000
Appropriations by Fund
2020
2021
General
1,898,000
1,814,000
H.U.T.D.
153,000
deleted text begin 109,000 deleted text end new text begin 44,000
new text end
Trunk Highway
5,280,000
5,072,000

$533,000 in the first year and $449,000 in the
second year are from the general fund for
application server migration.

$365,000 in the first year and $157,000 in the
second year are from the trunk highway fund
for application server migration.

$134,000 in the first year and deleted text begin$90,000deleted text endnew text begin $25,000new text end
in the second year are from the highway user
tax distribution fund for application server
migration.

The base from the general fund is $1,365,000
in each of fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The
base from the trunk highway fund is
$4,915,000 in each of fiscal years 2022 and
2023. The base from the highway user tax
distribution fund is $19,000 in each of fiscal
years 2022 and 2023.

Sec. 4. new text beginSTATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND INTENT.
new text end

new text begin The legislature finds that the state patrol is underfunded and the patrol troopers must be
given a salary increase. The purpose of this bill is to provide an initial onetime salary increase
for state patrol troopers. It is the intent of the legislature that (1) the state patrol trooper
bargaining unit and the commissioner of management and budget agree to a contract by
January 1, 2021, for an increase in trooper salary; (2) the legislature will fully fund salary
increases for patrol troopers as required by a negotiated contract or law; and (3) if a contract
is not agreed to by this date, the legislature will determine an appropriate salary increase
for state patrol troopers.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginSTATE PATROL TROOPER SALARY INCREASE.
new text end

new text begin On July 1, 2020, the commissioner of public safety must increase the salary paid to
patrol troopers by 8.4 percent. For purposes of this section, "patrol troopers" has the meaning
given in Minnesota Statutes, section 299D.03, subdivision 2, paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $258,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2021 from the general fund to the commissioner
of public safety for the salary increases required by section 5. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $65,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2021 from the highway user tax distribution
fund to the commissioner of public safety for the salary increases required by section 5.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) $4,526,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2021 from the trunk highway fund to the
commissioner of public safety for the salary increases required by section 5. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (d) $5,500,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2021 from the trunk highway fund to the
commissioner of public safety to recruit, hire, train, equip, and provide salary for 40 troopers.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end