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HF 562

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation appropriations; appropriating money for transportation,
Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities and programs; providing for
fund transfers, contingent appropriations, and tort claims; providing for various
fees and accounts; modifying or adding provisions relating to allocation of
the motor vehicle sales tax; increasing fees for Department of Public Safety
services; making technical and clarifying changes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2006, sections 16A.88; 168.017, subdivision 3; 168.12, subdivision 5; 168A.29,
subdivision 1; 171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivision 2; 171.07, subdivisions
3a, 11; 171.20, subdivision 4; 174.03, subdivision 9; 174.24, subdivisions 1, 3b,
5; 297B.09, subdivision 1; 299D.09; 473.388, subdivision 4; Laws 2005, First
Special Session chapter 6, article 1, section 4, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2006, section 174.32.

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

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text begin SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this article.
new text end

new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 128,347,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 106,055,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 234,402,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,557,000
new text end
new text begin 25,659,000
new text end
new text begin 51,216,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 427,302,000
new text end
new text begin 442,575,000
new text end
new text begin 869,877,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 115,372,000
new text end
new text begin 119,501,000
new text end
new text begin 234,873,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 47,950,000
new text end
new text begin 49,038,000
new text end
new text begin 96,988,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 8,938,000
new text end
new text begin 9,238,000
new text end
new text begin 18,176,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,136,809,000
new text end
new text begin 1,155,457,000
new text end
new text begin 2,292,266,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,890,275,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,907,523,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,797,798,000
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginTRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated
for each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, or
June 30, 2009, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2009. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Appropriations for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2007, are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginTRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,647,018,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,679,975,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are from
the trunk highway fund, except when another
fund is named.
new text end

new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 21,735,000
new text end
new text begin 19,248,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,507,000
new text end
new text begin 25,609,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 427,302,000
new text end
new text begin 442,575,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 115,372,000
new text end
new text begin 119,501,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,057,102,000
new text end
new text begin 1,073,042,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Multimodal Systems
new text end

new text begin (a) Aeronautics
new text end
new text begin (1) new text end new text begin Airport Development and Assistance
new text end
new text begin 20,298,000
new text end
new text begin 20,298,000
new text end

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

new text begin $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000 the
second year are onetime appropriations and
do not add to the base appropriations.
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation $200,000 the first
year is to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission for the administrative expenses
of the Airport Funding Advisory Task Force
and for other costs relating to the preparation
of the task force report, including the costs of
hiring a consultant, if needed. Any remaining
amount of this appropriation shall revert to
the state airports fund.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
new text begin16A.28, subdivision 6new text end, this appropriation is
available for five years after appropriation.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (2) new text end new text begin Aviation Support and Services
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 5,184,000
new text end
new text begin 5,286,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 852,000
new text end
new text begin 866,000
new text end

new text begin $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the second
year from the state airports fund are for the
Civil Air Patrol.
new text end

new text begin (b) Transit
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 18,813,000
new text end
new text begin 18,816,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 740,000
new text end
new text begin 761,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Freight
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 357,000
new text end
new text begin 367,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,028,000
new text end
new text begin 5,158,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Roads
new text end

new text begin (a) Infrastructure Investment and Planning
new text end
new text begin (1) new text end new text begin Infrastructure Investment Support
new text end
new text begin 171,814,000
new text end
new text begin 176,019,000
new text end

new text begin $266,000 the first year and $266,000 the
second year are available for grants to
metropolitan planning organizations outside
the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are for a transportation research
contingent account to finance research
projects that are reimbursable from the
federal government or from other sources.
If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin $600,000 the first year and $600,000
the second year are available for grants
for transportation studies outside the
metropolitan area to identify critical
concerns, problems, and issues. These grants
are available (1) to regional development
commissions and (2) in regions where
no regional development commission
is functioning, to joint powers boards
established under agreement of two or
more political subdivisions in the region to
exercise the planning functions of a regional
development commission, and (3) in regions
where no regional development commission
or joint powers board is functioning, to the
department's district office for that region.
new text end

new text begin Up to $1,000,000 the first year is for
technical support of trunk highway
congestion reduction under the United
States Department of Transportation Urban
Partnership program. Of this amount,
$200,000 is for a grant to the Hubert H.
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs for its
participation in this program.
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 is for a pilot project to
demonstrate technologies that will allow for
the future replacement of the gas tax with a
fuel-neutral mileage charge.
new text end

new text begin (2) new text end new text begin State Road Construction
new text end
new text begin 551,200,000
new text end
new text begin 551,200,000
new text end

new text begin It is estimated that these appropriations will
be funded as follows:
new text end

new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Federal Highway
Aid
new text end
new text begin 193,463,000
new text end
new text begin 350,442,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Taxes
new text end
new text begin 357,737,000
new text end
new text begin 200,758,000
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall
notify the chair of the Transportation Budget
Division of the senate and the chair of the
Transportation Finance Division of the house
of representatives of any significant events
that should cause these estimates to change.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the actual
construction, reconstruction, and
improvement of trunk highways, including
design-build contracts and consultant usage
to support these activities. This includes the
cost of actual payment to landowners for
lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
relocation expenses.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may transfer up to
$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
revolving loan fund.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may receive money
covering other shares of the cost of
partnership projects. These receipts are
appropriated to the commissioner for these
projects.
new text end

new text begin (3) new text end new text begin Highway Debt Service
new text end
new text begin 56,828,000
new text end
new text begin 63,377,000
new text end

new text begin $53,039,000 the first year and $53,354,000
the second year are for transfer to the state
bond fund. If this appropriation is insufficient
to make all transfers required in the year for
which it is made, the commissioner of finance
shall notify the Committee on Finance of
the senate and the Committee on Ways and
Means of the house of representatives of
the amount of the deficiency and shall then
transfer that amount under the statutory open
appropriation. Any excess appropriation
cancels to the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance
new text end
new text begin 209,610,000
new text end
new text begin 213,645,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Electronic Communications
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 9,000
new text end
new text begin 9,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 4,902,000
new text end
new text begin 5,029,000
new text end

new text begin The general fund appropriation is to equip
and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Local Roads
new text end

new text begin (a) County State Aids
new text end
new text begin 427,302,000
new text end
new text begin 442,575,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the county
state-aid highway fund and is available until
spent.
new text end

new text begin (b) Municipal State Aids
new text end
new text begin 115,372,000
new text end
new text begin 119,501,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the municipal
state-aid street fund and is available until
spent.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation for either county state
aids or municipal state aids does not exhaust
the balance in the fund from which it is
made in the year for which it is made, the
commissioner of finance, upon request of
the commissioner of transportation, shall
notify the chair of the Transportation Finance
Division of the house of representatives
and the chair of the Transportation Budget
Division of the senate of the amount of the
remainder and shall then add that amount
to the appropriation. The amount added is
appropriated for the purposes of county state
aids or municipal state aids, as appropriate.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either county state
aids or municipal state aids does exhaust
the balance in the fund from which it is
made in the year for which it is made, the
commissioner of finance shall notify the chair
of the Transportation Finance Division of the
house of representatives and the chair of the
Transportation Budget Division of the senate
of the amount by which the appropriation
exceeds the balance and shall then reduce
that amount from the appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin General Support and Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Department Support
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 39,531,000
new text end
new text begin 40,327,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Buildings
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 56,000
new text end
new text begin 56,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 16,597,000
new text end
new text begin 16,660,000
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Town Road Sign Replacement
Program
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
to the commissioner of transportation to
implement the town road sign replacement
program established in Laws 2005, First
Special Session chapter 6, article 3, section
89. For the purpose of this appropriation,
implementation includes the purchase and
installation of new signs. This appropriation
may be used to satisfy any local matching
requirement for the receipt of federal funds.
Designated funds not allocated by July 1,
2009, cancel and revert to the general fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin (a) With the approval of the commissioner of
finance, the commissioner of transportation
may transfer unencumbered balances among
the appropriations from the trunk highway
fund and the state airports fund made in this
section. No transfer may be made from the
appropriation for state road construction. No
transfer may be made from the appropriations
for debt service to any other appropriation.
Transfers under this paragraph may not be
made between funds. Transfers between
programs must be reported immediately
to the chair of the Transportation Budget
Division of the senate and the chair of the
Transportation Finance Division of the house
of representatives.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of finance shall
transfer from the flexible account in the
county state-aid highway fund $5,950,000
the first year and $2,820,000 the second
year to the municipal turnback account
in the municipal state-aid street fund and
$12,940,000 the first year and $15,330,000
the second year to the trunk highway fund;
and the remainder in each year to the county
turnback account in the county state-aid
highway fund.
new text end

new text begin On or after July 1, 2007, the commissioner
of finance shall transfer $4,600,000 from the
trunk highway revolving loan account in
the transportation revolving loan fund to the
trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Use of State Road Construction
Appropriations
new text end

new text begin Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for state road construction
for any fiscal year before fiscal year 2008 is
available to the commissioner during fiscal
years 2008 and 2009 to the extent that the
commissioner spends the money on the
state road construction project for which the
money was originally encumbered during the
fiscal year for which it was appropriated. The
commissioner of transportation shall report
to the commissioner of finance by August
1, 2007, and August 1, 2008, on a form
the commissioner of finance provides, on
expenditures made during the previous fiscal
year that are authorized by this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Contingent Appropriation
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation, with
the approval of the governor and the written
approval of at least five members of a
group consisting of: (1) the members of the
Legislative Advisory Commission under
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30; and (2) the
ranking minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance, may
transfer all or part of the unappropriated
balance in the trunk highway fund to an
appropriation (1) for trunk highway design,
construction, or inspection in order to
take advantage of an unanticipated receipt
of income to the trunk highway fund or
to take advantage of federal advanced
construction funding, (2) for trunk highway
maintenance in order to meet an emergency,
or (3) to pay tort or environmental claims.
Nothing in this subdivision authorizes the
commissioner to increase the use of federal
advanced construction funding beyond
amounts specifically authorized. Any
transfer as a result of the use of federal
advanced construction funding must include
an analysis of the effects on the long-term
trunk highway fund balance. The amount
transferred is appropriated for the purpose of
the account to which it is transferred.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 98,753,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 78,753,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bus Transit
new text end

new text begin 93,453,000
new text end
new text begin 73,453,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for bus system
operations.
new text end

new text begin $20,000,000 the first year is a onetime
appropriation and does not add to base.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rail Operations
new text end

new text begin 5,300,000
new text end
new text begin 5,300,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for operations of the
Hiawatha light rail transit line.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for paying 50 percent
of operating costs for the Hiawatha light
rail transit line after operating revenue and
federal funds are used for light rail transit
operations. The remaining operating costs,
up to a maximum of $5,300,000 the first year
and $5,300,000 the second year, are to be
paid by the Hennepin County Regional Rail
Authority, using any or all of these sources:
new text end

new text begin (1) general tax revenues of Hennepin County;
new text end

new text begin (2) the authority's reserves; and
new text end

new text begin (3) taxes levied under Minnesota
Statutes, section 398A.04, subdivision
8, notwithstanding any provision in that
subdivision that limits amounts that may be
levied for light rail transit purposes.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 143,529,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 147,820,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 7,859,000
new text end
new text begin 8,054,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 78,907,000
new text end
new text begin 81,615,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 8,813,000
new text end
new text begin 9,113,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 47,950,000
new text end
new text begin 49,038,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Administration and Related Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Office of Communications
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 40,000
new text end
new text begin 41,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 372,000
new text end
new text begin 393,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Public Safety Support
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,247,000
new text end
new text begin 3,341,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 3,373,000
new text end
new text begin 3,506,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end

new text begin Of the amounts from the general fund,
$110,000 the first year and $28,000 the
second year are onetime appropriations
for a security coordinator to coordinate
planning efforts for the Republican National
Convention, and do not add to the base
appropriations.
new text end

new text begin $380,000 the first year and $380,000 the
second year are 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.
new text end

new text begin $1,199,000 the first year and $1,367,000
the second year are to be deposited in the
public safety officer's benefit account. This
money is available for reimbursements under
Minnesota Statutes, section .
new text end

new text begin $508,000 the first year and $508,000
the second year are for soft body armor
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section .
new text end

new text begin $792,000 the first year and $792,000
the second year are appropriated from the
general fund for transfer by the commissioner
of finance to the trunk highway fund on
December 31, 2007, and December 31, 2008,
respectively, in order to reimburse the trunk
highway fund for expenses not related to the
fund. These represent amounts appropriated
out of the trunk highway fund for general
fund purposes in the administration and
related services program.
new text end

new text begin $610,000 the first year and $610,000 the
second year are appropriated from the
highway user tax distribution fund for
transfer by the commissioner of finance to
the trunk highway fund on December 31,
2007, and December 31, 2008, respectively,
in order to reimburse the trunk highway
fund for expenses not related to the fund.
These represent amounts appropriated out
of the trunk highway fund for highway
user tax distribution fund purposes in the
administration and related services program.
new text end

new text begin $716,000 the first year and $716,000 the
second year are appropriated from the
highway user tax distribution fund for
transfer by the commissioner of finance to
the general fund on December 31, 2007, and
December 31, 2008, respectively, in order to
reimburse the general fund for expenses not
related to the fund. These represent amounts
appropriated out of the general fund for
operation of the criminal justice data network
related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
new text end

new text begin (c) Technical Support Services
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,507,000
new text end
new text begin 1,507,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 2,344,000
new text end
new text begin 2,344,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end

new text begin Of the amounts from the general fund,
$1,416,000 the first year and $1,416,000
the second year are for information systems
security and disaster recovery.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Patrol
new text end

new text begin (a) Patrolling Highways
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 65,437,000
new text end
new text begin 67,740,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end

new text begin $1,137,000 the first year and $1,137,000 the
second year are to cover increased fuel costs.
new text end

new text begin (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
new text end
new text begin 6,945,000
new text end
new text begin 7,196,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.
new text end

new text begin $198,000 the first year and $198,000 the
second year are for fuel costs.
new text end

new text begin (c) Capitol Security
new text end
new text begin 3,028,000
new text end
new text begin 3,128,000
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Driver and Vehicle Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Vehicle Services
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 7,336,000
new text end
new text begin 7,636,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 18,696,000
new text end
new text begin 18,973,000
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation from the highway
user tax distribution fund is $7,936,000 for
fiscal year 2010 and $8,236,000 for fiscal
year 2011.
new text end

new text begin The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account.
new text end

new text begin Of the amounts from the special revenue
fund, $47,000 the first year and $45,000 the
second year are for a driver license and motor
vehicle records contract coordinator.
new text end

new text begin (b) Driver Services
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 27,939,000
new text end
new text begin 28,711,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end

new text begin The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the driver services operating account.
new text end

new text begin Of the amounts from the special revenue
fund, $25,000 the first year and $23,000 the
second year are for a driver license and motor
vehicle records contract coordinator.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Traffic Safety
new text end

new text begin 435,000
new text end
new text begin 435,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.
new text end

new text begin $111,000 the first year and $111,000
the second year are for planning and
administration of grants from the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety shall
spend 50 percent of the money available
to the state under Public Law 105-206,
section 164, and the remaining 50 percent
must be transferred to the commissioner
of transportation for hazard elimination
activities under United States Code, title 23,
section 152.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Pipeline Safety
new text end

new text begin 1,315,000
new text end
new text begin 1,354,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginGENERAL CONTINGENT
ACCOUNTS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section may only
be spent with the approval of the governor
and the written approval of at least five
members of a group consisting of: (1)
the members of the Legislative Advisory
Commission under Minnesota Statutes,
section 3.30; and (2) the ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and
senate committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation in this section for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginTORT CLAIMS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent by the commissioner of finance.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 6, article 1, section 4, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Driver and Vehicle Services

51,389,000
50,814,000
Summary by Fund
Highway User
6,966,000
7,036,000
Special Revenue
44,423,000
43,778,000
(a) Vehicle Services
23,383,000
23,849,000
Summary by Fund
Highway User
6,966,000
7,036,000
Special Revenue
16,417,000
16,813,000

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

new text begin This appropriation is available until June 30,
2009.
new text end

new text begin Of any amount carried forward from fiscal
year 2007, up to $1,750,000 is for planning
for the replacement of the driver and vehicle
services automated support systems. Any
remaining amount carried forward from
fiscal year 2007 is to implement remediation
strategies as necessary to avoid a systematic
failure.
new text end

(b) Driver Services
28,006,000
26,965,000

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

Sec. 9. new text beginFEDERAL FUNDS SPENDING AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation may spend up to $5,000,000 from July 1, 2008,
through June 30, 2013, in federal transit funds for capital assistance to public transit
systems under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24. This amount is in addition to any
appropriations made by law for this purpose.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginNORTHSTAR COMMUTER RAIL.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation may encumber money in an account in the
special revenue fund, up to the amount of federal funding obligated in a multiyear full
funding grant agreement with the Federal Transit Administration for the Northstar
Commuter Rail project.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.88, is amended to read:


16A.88 TRANSIT deleted text beginFUNDSdeleted text endnew text begin ASSISTANCE FUNDnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

new text begin Transit assistance fund established. new text end

new text begin A transit assistance fund is
established within the state treasury. The fund receives money distributed under section
297B.09, subdivision 1, and other money as specified by law. Money in the fund must
be allocated to the greater Minnesota transit account under subdivision 1a and the
metropolitan area transit account under subdivision 2 in the manner specified in section
297B.09, subdivision 1, and must be used solely for transit purposes under the Minnesota
Constitution, article XIV, section 13.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

Greater Minnesota transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end.

The greater Minnesota transit
deleted text begin funddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is established within thenew text begin transit assistance fund in thenew text end state treasury. Money
in the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is annually appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for
assistance to transit systems outside the metropolitan area under section 174.24. deleted text beginBeginning
in fiscal year 2003,
deleted text end The commissioner may use up to deleted text begin$400,000 each yeardeleted text endnew text begin $408,000 in
fiscal year 2008 and $416,000 in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter
new text end for administration of the
transit program. The commissioner shall use the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end for transit operations as
provided in section 174.24 and related program administration.

Subd. 2.

Metropolitan area transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end.

The metropolitan area transit
deleted text begin funddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is established within the new text begintransit assistance fund in the new text endstate treasury. All
money in the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is annually appropriated to the Metropolitan Council for the
funding of transit systems within the metropolitan area under sections 473.384,new text begin 473.386,new text end
473.387, 473.388, and 473.405 to 473.449.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Metropolitan area transit appropriation account. deleted text end

deleted text begin The metropolitan
area transit appropriation account is established within the general fund. Money in the
account is to be used for the funding of transit systems in the metropolitan area, subject to
legislative appropriation.
deleted text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose.

A public transit participation program is
established to carry out the objectives stated in section 174.21 by providing financial
assistance from the state, including the greater Minnesota transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end established
in section 16A.88, to eligible recipients outside of the metropolitan area.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.24, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Operating assistance; recipient classifications.

(a) The commissioner
shall determine the total operating cost of any public transit system receiving or applying
for assistance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. To be eligible
for financial assistance, an applicant or recipient shall provide to the commissioner
all financial records and other information and shall permit any inspection reasonably
necessary to determine total operating cost and correspondingly the amount of assistance
that may be paid to the applicant or recipient. Where more than one county or municipality
contributes assistance to the operation of a public transit system, the commissioner shall
identify one as lead agency for the purpose of receiving money under this section.

(b) Prior to distributing operating assistance to eligible recipients for any contract
period, the commissioner shall place all recipients into one of the following classifications:
urbanized area service, small urban area service, rural area service, and elderly and
disabled service. The commissioner shall distribute funds under this section so that the
percentage of total operating cost paid by any recipient from local sources will not exceed
the percentage for that recipient's classification, except as provided in an undue hardship
case. The percentages must be: for urbanized area service and small urban area service, 20
percent; for rural area service, 15 percent; and for elderly and disabled service, 15 percent.
The remainder of the total operating cost will be paid from state funds less any assistance
received by the recipient from any federal source. For purposes of this subdivision,
"local sources" means all local sources of funds and includes all operating revenue, tax
levies, and contributions from public funds, except that the commissioner may exclude
from the total assistance contract revenues derived from operations the cost of which is
excluded from the computation of total operating cost. Total operating costs of the Duluth
Transit Authority or a successor agency does not include costs related to the Superior,
Wisconsin service contract and the Independent School District No. 709 service contract.
deleted text begin For calendar years 2004 and 2005, to enable public transit systems to meet the provisions
of this section, the commissioner may adjust payments of financial assistance to recipients
that were under a contract with the department on January 1, 2003. Payments to such a
recipient in calendar years 2004 and 2005 from the greater Minnesota transit fund may not
be less than the payment to the recipient from that fund in calendar year 2003, except for
reductions made necessary by reductions in base funding for those years.
deleted text end

(c) If a recipient informs the commissioner in writing after the establishment of these
percentages but prior to the distribution of financial assistance for any year that paying
its designated percentage of total operating cost from local sources will cause undue
hardship, the commissioner may reduce the percentage to be paid from local sources by
the recipient and increase the percentage to be paid from local sources by one or more
other recipients inside or outside the classification. However, the commissioner may not
reduce or increase any recipient's percentage under this paragraph for more than two years
successively. If for any year the funds appropriated to the commissioner to carry out the
purposes of this section are insufficient to allow the commissioner to pay the state share
of total operating cost as provided in this paragraph, the commissioner shall reduce the
state share in each classification to the extent necessary.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.24, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Method of payment, operating assistance.

Payments for operating
assistance under this section must be made in the following manner:

(a) For payments made from the general fund:

(1) 50 percent of the total contract amount in the first month of operation;

(2) 40 percent of the total contract amount in the seventh month of operation;

(3) 9 percent of the total contract amount in the 12th month of operation; and

(4) 1 percent of the total contract amount after the final audit.

(b) For payments made from the greater Minnesota transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end:

(1) 50 percent of the total contract amount in the seventh month of operation; and

(2) 50 percent of the total contract amount in the 11th month of operation.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297B.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Deposit of revenues.

(a) Money collected and received under this
chapter must be deposited as provided in this subdivision.

(b) deleted text beginFrom July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2003, 32 percent of the money collected and
received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 20.5 percent must be
deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund under section , and 1.25 percent
must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under section . The
remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) From July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2007, 30 percent of the money collected and
received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 21.5 percent must be
deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund under section , 1.43 percent must be
deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under section , 0.65 percent must
be deposited in the county state-aid highway fund, and 0.17 percent must be deposited
in the municipal state-aid street fund. The remaining money must be deposited in the
general fund.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) On and afterdeleted text endnew text begin Fromnew text end July 1, 2007, deleted text begin32deleted text end new text beginthrough June 30, 2008, 38.25new text end percent of the
money collected and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution
fund, deleted text begin20.5deleted text end new text begin24new text end percent must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end
under section 16A.88, and deleted text begin1.25deleted text end new text begin1.5new text end percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota
transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end under section 16A.88. The remaining money must be deposited
in the general fund.

new text begin (c) From July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, 44.25 percent of the money collected
and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 27.75 percent
must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, 1.75
percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88,
and the remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) From July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, 50.25 percent of the money collected
and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 30 percent must
be deposited in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, 3.5 percent
must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88, and the
remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (e) From July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011, 56.25 percent of the money collected
and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 33.75 percent
must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, 3.75
percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88,
and the remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) On and after July 1, 2011, 60 percent of the money collected and received must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 36 percent must be deposited in
the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, and four percent must be
deposited in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.388, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Financial assistance.

(a) The council must grant the requested financial
assistance if it determines that the proposed service is intended to replace the service to
the applying city or town or combination thereof by the council and that the proposed
service will meet the needs of the applicant at least as efficiently and effectively as the
existing service.

(b) The amount of assistance which the council must provide to a system under this
section may not be less than the sum of the amounts determined for each municipality
comprising the system as follows:

(1) the transit operating assistance grants received under this subdivision by the
municipality in calendar year 2001 or the tax revenues for transit services levied by the
municipality for taxes payable in 2001, including that portion of the levy derived from
the areawide pool under section 473F.08, subdivision 3, clause (a), plus the portion of
the municipality's aid under section 273.1398, subdivision 2, attributable to the transit
levy; times

(2) the ratio of (i) deleted text beginthe appropriation from the transit fund to the council for nondebt
transit operations
deleted text endnew text begin an amount equal to 3.74 percent of the state revenues generated from
the taxes imposed under chapter 297B
new text end for the current fiscal year to (ii) the total deleted text beginlevy
certified by the council under section 473.446 and the opt-out
deleted text endnew text begin transit operating assistance
grants received under this subdivision in calendar year 2001 or the tax revenues for transit
services levied by all replacement service
new text end municipalities under this section for taxes
payable in 2001, including new text beginthat portion of the levy derived from the areawide pool under
section 473F.08, subdivision 3, clause (a), plus
new text endthe portion of homestead and agricultural
credit aid under section 273.1398, subdivision 2, attributable to nondebt transit levies,
times

(3) the ratio of (i) the municipality's total taxable market value for taxes payable in
deleted text begin the most recent year for which data is availabledeleted text endnew text begin 2006new text end divided by the municipality's total
taxable market value for taxes payable in 2001, to (ii) the total taxable market value of
all property deleted text beginin the metropolitan areadeleted text endnew text begin located in replacement service municipalitiesnew text end for
taxes payable in deleted text beginthe most recent year for which data is availabledeleted text endnew text begin 2006new text end divided by the
total taxable market value of all property deleted text beginin the metropolitan areadeleted text endnew text begin located in replacement
service municipalities
new text end for taxes payable in 2001.

(c) The council shall pay the amount to be provided to the recipient from the funds
the council deleted text beginwould otherwise use to fund its transit operationsdeleted text endnew text begin receives in the metropolitan
area transit account under section 16A.88
new text end.

Sec. 7. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.32, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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ARTICLE 3

DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES FEES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Additional fee.

(a) In addition to any fee otherwise authorized or any tax
otherwise imposed upon any vehicle, the payment of which is required as a condition to
the issuance of any plate or plates, the commissioner shall impose the fee specified in
paragraph (b) that is calculated to cover the cost of manufacturing and issuing the plate
or plates, except for plates issued to disabled veterans as defined in section 168.031 and
plates issued pursuant to section 168.124, 168.125, or 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17,
for passenger automobiles. The commissioner shall issue graphic design plates only
for vehicles registered pursuant to section 168.017 and recreational vehicles registered
pursuant to section 168.013, subdivision 1g.

(b) Unless otherwise specified or exempted by statute, the following plate and
validation sticker fees apply for the original, duplicate, or replacement issuance of a
plate in a plate year:

deleted text begin Sequential Regular Double Plate
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deleted text begin $
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deleted text begin 4.25
deleted text end
deleted text begin Sequential Special Plate-Double
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Sequential Regular Single Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 3.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Sequential Special Plate-Single
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 2.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin Nonsequential Double Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 14.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Nonsequential Single Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Duplicate Sticker
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1.00
deleted text end
new text begin License Plate
new text end
new text begin Single
new text end
new text begin Double
new text end
new text begin Regular and Disability
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4.50
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6.00
new text end
new text begin Special
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8.50
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10.00
new text end
new text begin Personalized (Replacement)
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10.00
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14.00
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new text begin Collector Category
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13.50
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15.00
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new text begin Emergency Vehicle Display
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3.00
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6.00
new text end
new text begin Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2.50
new text end
new text begin Stickers
new text end
new text begin Duplicate year
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1.00
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1.00
new text end
new text begin International Fuel Tax
Agreement
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2.50
new text end

new text begin (c) For vehicles that require two of the categories above, the registrar shall only
charge the higher of the two fees and not a combined total.
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Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amounts.

(a) The department must be paid the following fees:

(1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title, the
sum of deleted text begin$5.50deleted text end new text begin$6.25 new text endof which deleted text begin$2.50deleted text end new text begin$3.25 new text endmust be paid into the vehicle services operating
account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705;

(2) for each security interest when first noted upon a certificate of title, including the
concurrent notation of any assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction,
the sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest filed by a public authority
under section 168A.05, subdivision 8;

(3) for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the issuance of a new certificate of
title, the sum of $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle services operating
account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705;

(4) for each assignment of a security interest when first noted on a certificate of title,
unless noted concurrently with the security interest, the sum of $1;

(5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum of deleted text begin$6.50deleted text end new text begin$7.25 new text endof which deleted text begin$2.50deleted text end
new text begin $3.25 new text endmust be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund
under section 299A.705.

(b) After June 30, 1994, in addition to each of the fees required under paragraph (a),
clauses (1) and (3), the department must be paid $3.50. The additional $3.50 fee collected
under this paragraph must be deposited in the special revenue fund and credited to the
public safety motor vehicle account established in section 299A.70.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Motorized bicycle.

(a) A motorized bicycle may not be operated on any
public roadway by any person who does not possess a valid driver's license, unless the
person has obtained a motorized bicycle operator's permit or motorized bicycle instruction
permit from the commissioner of public safety. The operator's permit may be issued to
any person who has attained the age of 15 years and who has passed the examination
prescribed by the commissioner. The instruction permit may be issued to any person who
has attained the age of 15 years and who has successfully completed an approved safety
course and passed the written portion of the examination prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) This course must consist of, but is not limited to, a basic understanding of:

(1) motorized bicycles and their limitations;

(2) motorized bicycle laws and rules;

(3) safe operating practices and basic operating techniques;

(4) helmets and protective clothing;

(5) motorized bicycle traffic strategies; and

(6) effects of alcohol and drugs on motorized bicycle operators.

(c) The commissioner may adopt rules prescribing the content of the safety course,
examination, and the information to be contained on the permits. A person operating a
motorized bicycle under a motorized bicycle permit is subject to the restrictions imposed
by section 169.974, subdivision 2, on operation of a motorcycle under a two-wheel
instruction permit.

(d) The fees for motorized bicycle operator's permits are as follows:

(1)
Examination and operator's permit, valid for one year
$ deleted text begin6deleted text endnew text begin6.75
new text end
(2)
Duplicate
$ deleted text begin3deleted text endnew text begin3.75
new text end
(3)
Renewal permit before age 21 and valid until age 21
$ deleted text begin9deleted text endnew text begin9.75
new text end
(4)
Renewal permit age 21 or older and valid for four years
$deleted text begin15deleted text endnew text begin15.75
new text end
(5)
Duplicate of any renewal permit
$ deleted text begin4.50deleted text endnew text begin5.25
new text end
(6)
Written examination and instruction permit, valid for 30
days
$ deleted text begin6deleted text endnew text begin6.75
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fees.

(a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are
as follows:

deleted text begin Classified Driver's
License
deleted text end
deleted text begin D-$21.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin C-$25.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin B-$32.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin A-$40.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin Classified Under -21 D.L.
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deleted text begin D-$21.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin C-$25.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin B-$32.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin A-$20.50
deleted text end
new text begin Classified Driver's
License
new text end
new text begin D-$22.25
new text end
new text begin C-$26.25
new text end
new text begin B-$33.25
new text end
new text begin A-$41.25
new text end
new text begin Classified Under-21 D.L.
new text end
new text begin D-$22.25
new text end
new text begin C-$26.25
new text end
new text begin B-$33.25
new text end
new text begin A-$21.25
new text end
Instruction Permit
deleted text begin $9.50
deleted text end new text begin $10.25
new text end
Provisional License
deleted text begin $12.50
deleted text end new text begin $13.25
new text end
Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
deleted text begin $11.00
deleted text end new text begin $11.75
new text end
Minnesota identification
card or Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section
171.07, subdivisions 3
and 3a
deleted text begin $15.50
deleted text end new text begin $16.25
new text end

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
169A.35, or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for crash-related moving
violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall have a
$3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation"
has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.

(c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant
or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for
processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The
department shall not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the
endorsement.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Identification cards for seniors.

A Minnesota identification card issued
to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall be of a distinguishing color and plainly
marked "senior." The fee for the card issued to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall
be one-half the required fee for a class D driver's licensenew text begin rounded down to the nearest
quarter dollar
new text end. A Minnesota identification card or a Minnesota driver's license issued to a
person 65 years of age or over shall be valid identification for the purpose of qualifying
for reduced rates, free licenses or services provided by any board, commission, agency or
institution that is wholly or partially funded by state appropriations.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Standby or temporary custodian.

(a) Upon the written request of the
applicant and upon payment of an additional fee of deleted text begin$3.50deleted text endnew text begin $4.25new text end, the department shall issue
a driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing a symbol or other appropriate
identifier indicating that the license holder has appointed an individual to serve as a
standby or temporary custodian under chapter 257B.

(b) The request must be accompanied by a copy of the designation executed under
section 257B.04.

(c) The department shall maintain a computerized records system of all individuals
listed as standby or temporary custodians by driver's license and identification card
applicants. This data must be released to appropriate law enforcement agencies under
section 13.69. Upon a parent's request and payment of a fee of deleted text begin$3.50deleted text endnew text begin $4.25new text end, the
department shall revise its list of standby or temporary custodians to reflect a change
in the appointment.

(d) At the request of the license or cardholder, the department shall cancel the
standby or temporary custodian indication without additional charge. However, this
paragraph does not prohibit a fee that may be applicable for a duplicate or replacement
license or card, renewal of a license, or other service applicable to a driver's license or
identification card.

(e) Notwithstanding sections 13.08, subdivision 1, and 13.69, the department
and department employees are conclusively presumed to be acting in good faith when
employees rely on statements made, in person or by telephone, by persons purporting to be
law enforcement and subsequently release information described in paragraph (b). When
acting in good faith, the department and department personnel are immune from civil
liability and not subject to suit for damages resulting from the release of this information.

(f) The department and its employees:

(1) have no duty to inquire or otherwise determine whether a designation submitted
under this subdivision is legally valid and enforceable; and

(2) are immune from all civil liability and not subject to suit for damages resulting
from a claim that the designation was not legally valid and enforceable.

(g) Of the fees received by the department under this subdivision:

(1) Up to $61,000 received must be deposited in the general fund.

(2) All other fees must be deposited in the driver services operating account in the
special revenue fund specified in section 299A.705.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.20, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Reinstatement fee.

(a) Before the license is reinstated, (1) an individual
whose driver's license has been suspended under section 171.16, subdivisions 2 and 3;
new text begin 171.175; new text end171.18; or 171.182, or who has been disqualified from holding a commercial
driver's license under section 171.165, and (2) an individual whose driver's license has
been suspended under section 171.186 and who is not exempt from such a fee, must
pay a fee of $20.

(b) Before the license is reinstated, an individual whose license has been suspended
under sections 169.791 to 169.798 must pay a $20 reinstatement fee.

(c) When fees are collected by a licensing agent appointed under section 171.061, a
handling charge is imposed in the amount specified under section 171.061, subdivision 4.
The reinstatement fee and surcharge must be deposited in an approved state depository as
directed under section 171.061, subdivision 4.

(d) Reinstatement fees collected under paragraph (a) for suspensions under sections
171.16, subdivision 3, and 171.18, subdivision 1, clause (10), must be deposited in the
special revenue fund and are appropriated to the Peace Officer Standards and Training
Board for peace officer training reimbursement to local units of government.

(e) A suspension may be rescinded without fee for good cause.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299D.09, is amended to read:


299D.09 ESCORT SERVICE; APPROPRIATION; RECEIPTS.

Fees charged for escort services provided by the State Patrol are annually
appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to administer and provide these services.

new text begin The fees charged for services provided by the State Patrol with a vehicle are $73.60
an hour in fiscal year 2008 and $75.76 an hour in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter. The fees
charged for services provided without a vehicle are $54 an hour in fiscal year 2008 and
$56.16 an hour in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter.
new text end

new text begin The fees charged for State Patrol flight services are $140 an hour for a fixed wing
aircraft, $490 an hour for a helicopter, and $600 an hour for the Queen Air.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.017, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exceptions.

(a) The registrar shall register all vehicles subject to
registration under the monthly series system for a period of 12 consecutive calendar
months, unless:

(1) the application is an original rather than renewal application; or

(2) the applicant is a licensed motor vehicle lessor under section 168.27 new text beginand the
vehicle is leased or rented for periods of time of not more than 28 days
new text end
, in which case the
applicant may apply for initial or renewed registration of a vehicle for a period of four
or more months, the month of expiration to be designated by the applicant at the time of
registration. However, to qualify for this exemption, the applicant mustnew text begin (1)new text end present the
application to the registrar at St. Paul, or deleted text beginatdeleted text end new text begina designatednew text end deputy registrar deleted text beginoffices as the
registrar may designate
deleted text end new text beginoffice, and (2) stamp in red, on the certificate of title, the phrase
"The expiration month of this vehicle is ....." with the blank filled in with the month of
expiration as if the vehicle is being registered for a period of 12 calendar months
new text end.

(b) In any instance except that of a licensed motor vehicle lessor, the registrar shall
not approve registering the vehicle subject to the application for a period of less than three
months, except when the registrar determines that to do otherwise will help to equalize
the registration and renewal work load of the department.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Forecast of revenues and expenditures.

In cooperation with the
Department of Finance and as required by section 16A.103, the commissioner shall
prepare in February and November of each year a forecast of highway user tax distribution
fund and trunk highway fund revenues and expenditures. The forecast must include an
analysis of economic information and the potential impact on highway user fund revenues,
historical growth rate information, and other variables affecting revenue assumptions and
forecasted future growth rates. The forecast must include an analysis of trunk highway
bonding and the necessary debt service payments, and assumptions regarding federal
transportation funds. The commissioner shall review the forecast information with the
chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over finance,
ways and means, and transportation finance and with legislative fiscal staff no later than
deleted text begin two weeks beforedeleted text end new text beginone week following the release of new text endthe forecast deleted text beginis releaseddeleted text end and shall
inform the chairs and staff of changes made from previous forecasts.

ARTICLE 5

REPEALER

Section 1. new text beginREPEALER.
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new text begin This act is repealed if H.F. No. 946 is enacted in 2007, notwithstanding the
objections of the governor.
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