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HF 79

as introduced - 84th Legislature, 2005 1st Special Session (2005 - 2005) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; adjusting distribution
formula for county state-aid highway fund; expanding
authority to levy county wheelage tax; changing
depreciation schedule and maximum and minimum
registration taxes for passenger automobiles;
increasing motor fuel taxes; allocating revenue from
general sales tax and motor vehicle sales tax;
authorizing issuance of $1,000,000,000 in state trunk
highway bonds; modifying previously proposed amendment
to the Minnesota Constitution by adding sections to
article XIV to dedicate motor vehicle sales tax
revenues; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 162.07, subdivision 1, by
adding subdivisions; 163.051; 168.013, subdivision 1a;
296A.07, subdivision 3; 296A.08, subdivision 2;
297A.94; 297B.09, subdivision 1; Laws 2005, chapter
88, article 3, section 9.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.07,
subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Formula.

After deducting for
administrative costs and for the disaster account and research
account and state park roads as deleted text beginheretofore deleted text endprovided new text beginin section
162.06, subdivisions 2 to 5
new text end, the remainder of the total sum
provided for in section 162.06, subdivision 1, deleted text beginshall be deleted text endnew text beginis
new text end identified as the apportionment sum and deleted text beginshall be apportioned by
the commissioner to the several counties on the basis of the
needs of the counties as determined in accordance with the
following formula:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (a) An amount equal to ten percent of the apportionment sum
shall be apportioned equally among the 87 counties.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) An amount equal to ten percent of the apportionment sum
shall be apportioned among the several counties so that each
county shall receive of such amount the percentage that its
motor vehicle registration for the calendar year preceding the
one last past, determined by residence of registrants, bears to
the total statewide motor vehicle registration.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) An amount equal to 30 percent of the apportionment sum
shall be apportioned among the several counties so that each
county shall receive of such amount the percentage that its
total lane-miles of approved county state-aid highways bears to
the total lane-miles of approved statewide county state-aid
highways. In 1997 and subsequent years no county may receive,
as a result of an apportionment under this clause based on
lane-miles rather than miles of approved county state-aid
highways, an apportionment that is less than its apportionment
in 1996.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) An amount equal to 50 percent of the apportionment sum
shall be apportioned among the several counties so that each
county shall receive of such amount the percentage that its
money needs bears to the sum of the money needs of all of the
individual counties; provided, that the percentage of such
amount that each county is to receive shall be adjusted so that
each county shall receive in 1958 a total apportionment at least
ten percent greater than its total 1956 apportionments from the
state road and bridge fund; and provided further that those
counties whose money needs are thus adjusted shall never receive
a percentage of the apportionment sum less than the percentage
that such county received in 1958
deleted text endnew text beginthe excess sumnew text end.

new text begin (a) The excess sum is calculated as the sum of the amounts
described in clauses (1) and (2), reduced by a proportionate
share of the deductions for administrative costs and for the
disaster account and research account, as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) on or after July 1, 2005, the amount due to an increase
imposed in the gasoline excise tax rate above a rate of 20 cents
per gallon; or in the excise tax rate for E85, M85, and special
fuels above the energy equivalent of a gasoline tax rate of 20
cents per gallon; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the amount due to a change in the passenger vehicle
registration tax under section 168.013, imposed on or after July
1, 2005, that exceeds the amount collected in fiscal year 2005
multiplied by the annual average United States Consumer Price
Index for all urban consumers, United States city average, as
determined by the United States Department of Labor for the
previous year, divided by that annual average for calendar year
2004.
new text end

new text begin (b) The apportionment sum is calculated by subtracting the
excess sum from the remainder of the total sum.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.07, is
amended by adding a subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Apportionment sum. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall
apportion the apportionment sum to the several counties on the
basis of the following formula:
new text end

new text begin (a) An amount equal to ten percent of the apportionment sum
must be apportioned equally among the 87 counties.
new text end

new text begin (b) An amount equal to ten percent of the apportionment sum
must be apportioned among the several counties so that each
county receives of that amount the percentage that its motor
vehicle registration for the calendar year preceding the one
last past, determined by residence of registrants, bears to the
total statewide motor vehicle registration.
new text end

new text begin (c) An amount equal to 30 percent of the apportionment sum
must be apportioned among the several counties so that each
county receives of that amount the percentage that its total
lane-miles of approved county state-aid highways bears to the
total lane-miles of approved statewide county state-aid
highways. In 1997 and subsequent years, no county may receive,
as a result of an apportionment under this clause based on
lane-miles rather than miles of approved county state-aid
highways, an apportionment that is less than its apportionment
in 1996.
new text end

new text begin (d) An amount equal to 50 percent of the apportionment sum
must be apportioned among the several counties so that each
county receives of that amount the percentage that its money
needs bears to the sum of the money needs of all of the
individual counties; provided, that the percentage of such
amount that each county receives must be adjusted so that each
county receives in 1958 a total apportionment at least ten
percent greater than its total 1956 apportionments from the
state road and bridge fund; and provided further that each
county whose money needs are thus adjusted shall never receive a
percentage of the apportionment sum less than the percentage
that such county received in 1958.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.07, is
amended by adding a subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Excess sum. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall apportion
the excess sum to the counties on the basis of the following
formula:
new text end

new text begin (a) An amount equal to 40 percent of the excess sum must be
apportioned among the several counties so that each county
receives of that amount the percentage that its motor vehicle
registration for the calendar year preceding the one last past,
determined by residence of registrants, bears to the total
statewide motor vehicle registration.
new text end

new text begin (b) An amount equal to 60 percent of the excess sum must be
apportioned among the several counties so that each county
receives of that amount the percentage that its money needs
bears to the sum of the money needs of all of the individual
counties.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 163.051, is
amended to read:


163.051 deleted text beginMETROPOLITAN deleted text endCOUNTY WHEELAGE TAX.

Subdivision 1.

Tax authorized.

The board of
commissioners of each deleted text beginmetropolitan deleted text endcounty is authorized to levy
new text begin by resolution new text enda wheelage tax of deleted text begin$5 for the year 1972 and each
subsequent year thereafter by resolution
deleted text endnew text beginup to $20 new text endon each motor
vehicle, except motorcycles new text beginand motor vehicles with a registered
gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or greater
new text endas defined in
section 169.01deleted text begin, subdivision 4, which is kept in such county when
not in operation and which is subject to annual registration and
taxation under chapter 168
deleted text end. new text beginApplicability of the wheelage tax
to any motor vehicle must be based on the residence address of
the registered owner or, if the registered owner is not a
natural person, on the street address of the registered owner.
new text end The board may provide by resolution for collection of the
wheelage tax by county officials or it may request that the tax
be collected by the state registrar of motor vehicles, and the
state registrar of motor vehicles shall collect deleted text beginsuch deleted text endnew text beginthe new text endtax on
behalf of the county if requested, as provided in subdivision 2.

Subd. 2.

Collection by registrar of motor vehicles.

The
wheelage tax levied by deleted text beginany metropolitan deleted text endnew text begina new text endcounty, if made
collectible by the state registrar of motor vehicles, deleted text beginshall deleted text endnew text beginmust
new text end be certified by the county auditor to the registrar not later
than August 1 in the year before the calendar year or years for
which the tax is levied, and the registrar shall collect deleted text beginsuch
deleted text endnew text begin the new text endtax with the motor vehicle taxes on the affected vehicles
for such year or years. Every owner and every operator of deleted text beginsuch
deleted text end a motor vehicle new text beginsubject to the wheelage tax new text endshall furnish to the
registrar all information requested by the registrar. deleted text beginNo deleted text endnew text beginA
new text end state motor vehicle tax on any such motor vehicle for any such
year deleted text beginshall deleted text endnew text beginmay not new text endbe received or deemed paid unless the
applicable wheelage tax is paid therewith. deleted text beginThe proceeds of the
wheelage tax levied by any metropolitan county, less any amount
retained by the registrar to pay costs of collection of the
wheelage tax, shall be paid to the commissioner of finance and
deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the county
wheelage tax fund of each metropolitan county.
deleted text endnew text beginWheelage taxes
collected by the registrar may not be refunded.
new text end

Subd. 2a.

Tax proceeds deposited; costs of collection;
appropriation.

Notwithstanding deleted text beginthe provisions of deleted text endany other law,
the state registrar of motor vehicles shall deposit the proceeds
of the wheelage tax imposed by subdivision 2, to the credit of
the deleted text begincounty wheelage tax deleted text endnew text beginroad and bridge new text endfund of each
deleted text begin metropolitan deleted text endcounty new text beginlevying the taxnew text end. The amount necessary to
pay the costs of deleted text begincollection of said deleted text endnew text begincollecting the new text endtax is
appropriated new text beginto the state registrar of motor vehicles new text endfrom the
deleted text begin county wheelage tax deleted text endnew text beginroad and bridge new text endfund of each deleted text beginmetropolitan
deleted text end county deleted text beginto the state registrar of motor vehicles deleted text endnew text beginlevying the taxnew text end.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Distribution to metropolitan county;
appropriation.
deleted text end

deleted text begin On or before April 1 in 1972 and each subsequent
year, the commissioner of finance shall issue a warrant in favor
of the treasurer of each metropolitan county for which the
registrar has collected a wheelage tax in the amount of such tax
then on hand in the county wheelage tax fund. There is hereby
appropriated from the county wheelage tax fund each year, to
each metropolitan county entitled to payments authorized by this
section, sufficient moneys to make such payments.
deleted text end

Subd. 4.

Use of tax.

deleted text begin The treasurer of each metropolitan
county receiving moneys under subdivision 3 shall deposit such
moneys in the county road and bridge fund. The moneys shall be
used for purposes authorized by law which are highway purposes
within the meaning of the Minnesota Constitution, article 14.
deleted text end new text begin A
county levying a wheelage tax under this section may use the
proceeds only for highway purposes.
new text end

deleted text begin Subd. 5. deleted text end

deleted text begin Effect on road and bridge levy. deleted text end

deleted text begin The county
auditor of each metropolitan county shall reduce the amount of
the property taxes levied pursuant to law in 1973 for collection
in 1974, by the board of commissioners of such county for the
county road and bridge fund, by the following amount: Anoka
County, $341,750; Carver County, $86,725; Dakota County,
$386,165; Hennepin County, $2,728,425; Ramsey County,
$1,276,815; Scott County, $104,805; Washington County, $227,220,
and shall spread only the balance thereof on the tax rolls for
collection in 1972. The county auditor shall also reduce the
amount of such taxes levied pursuant to law in 1972 and any
subsequent year, for collection in the respective ensuing years,
by the amount of wheelage taxes received by the county in the 12
months immediately preceding such levy.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 6. deleted text end

deleted text begin Metropolitan county defined. deleted text end

deleted text begin "Metropolitan
county" means any of the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota,
Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
deleted text end

Subd. 7.

Offenses; penalties; application of other laws.

Any owner or operator of a motor vehicle who deleted text beginshall
deleted text end willfully deleted text begingive deleted text endnew text begingives new text endany false information relative to the tax
deleted text begin herein deleted text endauthorized new text beginunder this section new text endto the registrar of motor
vehicles or any deleted text beginmetropolitan deleted text endcounty, or who deleted text beginshall deleted text endwillfully deleted text beginfail
or refuse
deleted text endnew text beginfails or refuses new text endto furnish any such
information, deleted text beginshall be deleted text endnew text beginis new text endguilty of a misdemeanor. Except as
otherwise herein provided, the collection and payment of a
wheelage tax and all matters relating thereto deleted text beginshall be deleted text endnew text beginare
new text end subject to all provisions of law relating to collection and
payment of motor vehicle taxes so far as applicable.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.013,
subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Passenger automobile; hearse.

(a) On passenger
automobiles as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 7, and
hearses, except as otherwise provided, the tax shall be $10 plus
an additional tax equal to 1.25 percent of the base value.

(b) Subject to the classification provisions herein, "base
value" means the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the
vehicle including destination charge using list price
information published by the manufacturer or determined by the
registrar if no suggested retail price exists, and shall not
include the cost of each accessory or item of optional equipment
separately added to the vehicle and the suggested retail price.

(c) If the manufacturer's list price information contains a
single vehicle identification number followed by various
descriptions and suggested retail prices, the registrar shall
select from those listings only the lowest price for determining
base value.

(d) If unable to determine the base value because the
vehicle is specially constructed, or for any other reason, the
registrar may establish such value upon the cost price to the
purchaser or owner as evidenced by a certificate of cost but not
including Minnesota sales or use tax or any local sales or other
local tax.

(e) The registrar shall classify every vehicle in its
proper base value class as follows:

FROM TO
$ 0 $199.99
200 399.99

and thereafter a series of classes successively set in brackets
having a spread of $200 consisting of such number of classes as
will permit classification of all vehicles.

(f) The base value for purposes of this section shall be
the middle point between the extremes of its class.

(g) The registrar shall establish the base value, when new,
of every passenger automobile and hearse registered prior to the
effective date of Extra Session Laws 1971, chapter 31, using
list price information published by the manufacturer or any
nationally recognized firm or association compiling such data
for the automotive industry. If unable to ascertain the base
value of any registered vehicle in the foregoing manner, the
registrar may use any other available source or method. The
registrar shall calculate tax using base value information
available to dealers and deputy registrars at the time the
application for registration is submitted. The tax on all
previously registered vehicles shall be computed upon the base
value thus determined taking into account the depreciation
provisions of paragraph (h).

(h) The annual additional tax computed upon the base value
as provided herein, during the first deleted text beginand second years deleted text endnew text beginyear new text endof
vehicle life shall be computed upon 100 percent of the base
value; new text beginfor the second year, 80 percent of such value;new text endfor the
third deleted text beginand fourth years deleted text endnew text beginyearnew text end, deleted text begin90 deleted text endnew text begin70 new text endpercent of such value; new text beginfor
the fourth year, 60 percent of such value;
new text endfor the fifth deleted text beginand
sixth years
deleted text endnew text beginyearnew text end, deleted text begin75 deleted text endnew text begin50 new text endpercent of such value; new text beginfor the sixth
year, 40 percent of such value;
new text endfor the seventh year, deleted text begin60 deleted text endnew text begin35
new text end percent of such value; for the eighth year, deleted text begin40 deleted text endnew text begin30 new text endpercent of
such value; for the ninth year, deleted text begin30 deleted text endnew text begin20 new text endpercent of such value; for
the tenth year, ten percent of such value; for the 11th and each
succeeding year, the sum of $25.

In no event shall the annual additional tax be less than
$25. deleted text beginThe total tax under this subdivision shall not exceed $189
for the first renewal period and shall not exceed $99 for
subsequent renewal periods. The total tax under this
subdivision on any vehicle filing its initial registration in
Minnesota in the second year of vehicle life shall not exceed
$189 and shall not exceed $99 for subsequent renewal periods.
The total tax under this subdivision on any vehicle filing its
initial registration in Minnesota in the third or subsequent
year of vehicle life shall not exceed $99 and shall not exceed
$99 in any subsequent renewal period.
deleted text end

(i) As used in this subdivision and section 168.017, the
following terms have the meanings given: "initial registration"
means the 12 consecutive months calendar period from the day of
first registration of a vehicle in Minnesota; and "renewal
periods" means the 12 consecutive calendar months periods
following the initial registration period.

new text begin (j) The annual additional tax under paragraph (h) must not
exceed the annual additional tax that was previously paid or due
on that vehicle.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective November 1,
2005, for registration year 2006 and subsequent years.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 296A.07,
subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Rate of tax.

The gasoline excise tax is imposed
at the following rates:

(1) E85 is taxed at the rate of deleted text begin14.2 deleted text endnew text begin17.75 new text endcents per gallon
new text begin until July 31, 2007, and 21.3 cents per gallon thereafternew text end;

(2) M85 is taxed at the rate of deleted text begin11.4 deleted text endnew text begin14.25 new text endcents per gallon
new text begin until July 31, 2007, and 17.1 cents per gallon thereafternew text end; and

(3) all other gasoline is taxed at the rate of deleted text begin20 deleted text endnew text begin25 new text endcents
per gallon new text beginuntil July 31, 2007, and 30 cents per gallon
thereafter
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2005.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 296A.08,
subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Rate of tax.

The special fuel excise tax is
imposed at the following rates:

(a) Liquefied petroleum gas or propane is taxed at the rate
of deleted text begin15 deleted text endnew text begin18.75 new text endcents per gallon new text beginuntil July 31, 2007, and 22.5 cents
per gallon thereafter
new text end.

(b) Liquefied natural gas is taxed at the rate of deleted text begin12 deleted text endnew text begin15
new text end cents per gallon new text beginuntil July 31, 2007, and 18 cents per gallon
thereafter
new text end.

(c) Compressed natural gas is taxed at the rate
of deleted text begin$1.739 deleted text endnew text begin$2.174 new text endper thousand cubic feet; or deleted text begin20 deleted text endnew text begin25 new text endcents per
gasoline equivalent, as defined by the National Conference on
Weights and Measures, which is 5.66 pounds of natural gasnew text begin, until
July 31, 2007, and $2.609 per thousand cubic feet, or 30 cents
per gasoline equivalent thereafter
new text end.

(d) All other special fuel is taxed at the same rate as the
gasoline excise tax as specified in section 296A.07, subdivision
2. The tax is payable in the form and manner prescribed by the
commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2005.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 297A.94, is
amended to read:


297A.94 DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.

(a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner
shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties,
derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state
treasury and credit them to the general fund.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota
agricultural and economic account in the special revenue fund if:

(1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property
and services purchased for the construction and operation of an
agricultural resource project; and

(2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a
conditional commitment was made for a loan guaranty for the
project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3.

The commissioner of finance shall certify to the commissioner
the date on which the project received the conditional
commitment. The amount deposited in the loan guaranty account
must be reduced by any refunds and by the costs incurred by the
Department of Revenue to administer and enforce the assessment
and collection of the taxes.

(c) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including
interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed on sales
and purchases included in section 297A.61, subdivision 3,
paragraph (g), clauses (1) and (4), in the state treasury, and
credit them as follows:

(1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt
service account in each fiscal year the amount required by
section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and

(2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the
balance to the general fund.

(d) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including
interest and penalties, collected under section 297A.64,
subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them to the
general fund. By July 15 of each year the commissioner shall
transfer to the highway user tax distribution fund an amount
equal to the excess fees collected under section 297A.64,
subdivision 5, for the previous calendar year.

(e) For fiscal year 2001, 97 percent; for fiscal years 2002
and 2003, 87 percent; and for fiscal year 2004 and thereafter,
72.43 percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties,
transmitted to the commissioner under section 297A.65, must be
deposited by the commissioner in the state treasury as follows:

(1) 50 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the
heritage enhancement account in the game and fish fund, and may
be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or protect
fish and wildlife resources, including conservation,
restoration, and enhancement of land, water, and other natural
resources of the state;

(2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the
natural resources fund, and may be spent only for state parks
and trails;

(3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the
natural resources fund, and may be spent only on metropolitan
park and trail grants;

(4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the
natural resources fund, and may be spent only on local trail
grants; and

(5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the
natural resources fund, and may be spent only for the Minnesota
Zoological Garden, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, and the
Duluth Zoo.

(f) The revenue dedicated under paragraph (e) may not be
used as a substitute for traditional sources of funding for the
purposes specified, but the dedicated revenue shall supplement
traditional sources of funding for those purposes. Land
acquired with money deposited in the game and fish fund under
paragraph (e) must be open to public hunting and fishing during
the open season, except that in aquatic management areas or on
lands where angling easements have been acquired, fishing may be
prohibited during certain times of the year and hunting may be
prohibited. At least 87 percent of the money deposited in the
game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or protection
of fish and wildlife resources under paragraph (e) must be
allocated for field operations.

new text begin (g) Of the revenues that the commissioner determines are
derived from sales and use in the counties of Anoka, Carver,
Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington, the
commissioner shall deposit 3.08 percent into the metropolitan
area transit fund created in section 16A.88, subdivision 2, and
0.77 percent into the greater Minnesota transit fund created
under section 16A.88, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2005.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, 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) From July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2003, 32 percent of the
money deleted text begincollected and received deleted text endmust be deposited in the highway
user tax distribution fund, 20.5 percent must be deposited in
the metropolitan area transit fund under section 16A.88, and
1.25 percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit
fund under section 16A.88. The remaining money must be
deposited in the general fund.

(c) From July 1, 2003, to June 30, deleted text begin2007 deleted text endnew text begin2005new text end, 30 percent of
the money deleted text begincollected and received deleted text endmust be deposited in the
highway user tax distribution fund, 21.5 percent must be
deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund under section
16A.88, 1.43 percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota
transit fund under section 16A.88, 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.

(d) deleted text beginOn and after July 1, 2007, 32 percent of the money
collected and received must be deposited in the highway user tax
distribution fund
deleted text endnew text beginFrom July 1, 2005, to June 30, 2006, 4.74
percent must be deposited in the trunk highway fund, 8.87
percent must be deposited in the county state-aid highway fund,
2.33 percent must be deposited in the municipal state-aid street
fund
new text end, deleted text begin20.5 deleted text endnew text begin21.5 new text endpercent must be deposited in the metropolitan
area transit fund under section 16A.88, and deleted text begin1.25 deleted text endnew text begin1.43 new text endpercent
must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under
section 16A.88. The remaining money must be deposited in the
general fund.

new text begin (e) From July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007, 2.49 percent must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 9.64
percent must be deposited in the county state-aid highway fund,
2.53 percent must be deposited in the municipal state-aid street
fund, 21.5 percent must be deposited in the metropolitan area
transit fund under section 16A.88, and 1.43 percent must be
deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under section
16A.88. The remaining money must be deposited in the general
fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) From July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008, 10.08 percent must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 9.17
percent must be deposited in the county state-aid highway fund,
2.41 percent must be deposited in the municipal state-aid street
fund, 24.23 percent must be deposited in the metropolitan area
transit fund under section 16A.88, and 1.28 percent must be
deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under section
16A.88. The remaining money must be deposited in the general
fund.
new text end

new text begin (g) From July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009, 15.93 percent must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 9.22
percent must be deposited in the county state-aid highway fund,
2.42 percent must be deposited in the municipal state-aid street
fund, 28.03 percent must be deposited in the metropolitan area
transit fund under section 16A.88, and 1.48 percent must be
deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under section
16A.88. The remaining money must be deposited in the general
fund.
new text end

new text begin (h) From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, 50.25 percent must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 31.825
percent must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund
under section 16A.88, and 1.675 percent must be deposited in the
greater Minnesota transit fund under section 16A.88. The
remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (i) From July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, 56.25 percent must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 35.625
percent must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund
under section 16A.88, and 1.875 percent must be deposited in the
greater Minnesota transit fund under section 16A.88. The
remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (j) On and after July 1, 2011, 60 percent must be deposited
in the highway user tax distribution fund, 38 percent must be
deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund under section
16A.88, and two percent must be deposited in the greater
Minnesota transit fund under section 16A.88. The remaining
money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2005.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Laws 2005, chapter 88, article 3, section 9, is
amended to read:


Sec. 9new text beginCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.
new text end

An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to
the people. If the amendment is adopted, two sections will be
added to article XIV to read:

Sec. 12. deleted text beginBeginning with the fiscal year starting July 1,
2007, 63.75 percent of the revenue from a tax imposed by the
state on the sale of a new or used motor vehicle must be
apportioned for the transportation purposes described in section
13, then the revenue apportioned for transportation purposes
must be increased by ten percent for each subsequent fiscal year
through June 30, 2011, and then the revenue must be apportioned
100 percent for transportation purposes after June 30,
2011.
deleted text endnew text beginThe following percentages of the revenue from a tax
imposed by the state on the sale of a new or used motor vehicle
must be apportioned for the transportation purposes as described
in section 13, as follows: in fiscal year 2008, 47.2 percent;
in fiscal year 2009, 57.1 percent; in fiscal year 2010, 83.75
percent; in fiscal year 2011, 93.75 percent; in fiscal year 2012
and subsequent years, 100 percent.
new text end

Sec. 13.

The revenue apportioned in section 12 must be
allocated for the following transportation purposes: not more
than 60 percent must be deposited in the highway user tax
distribution fund, and not less than 40 percent must be
deposited in a fund dedicated solely to public transit
assistance as defined by law.

Sec. 11. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND.
new text end

new text begin (a) $100,000,000 is appropriated on the first day of each
of fiscal years 2006 to 2015 from the bond proceeds account in
the trunk highway fund to the commissioner of transportation for
trunk highway improvements.
new text end

new text begin (b) $10,660,000 in fiscal year 2006 and $25,220,000 in
fiscal year 2007 are appropriated from the trunk highway fund to
the commissioner of transportation for highway debt service.
These appropriations are in addition to any other appropriations
for this purpose.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.
new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in section 11 from the
bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the
commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the state
in an amount up to $1,000,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms,
and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections
167.50 to 167.52, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article
XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts requested by
the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds,
except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of
the bonds, must be credited to the bond proceeds account in the
trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 3 are effective January 1, 2006, for
apportionments made on and after that date.
new text end