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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 861

4th Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/29/2017 10:44am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27
1.28 1.29
1.30 1.31
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13
2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29
2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33
21.34 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4
23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7
27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11
27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15
27.16
27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22
27.23 27.24 27.25
27.26 27.27 27.28 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.12 29.11 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14
31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23
31.24 31.25
31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5
32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30
33.31 33.32 33.33 34.1 34.2 34.3
34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12
34.13 34.14
34.15 34.16
34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24
34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6
35.7 35.8 35.9
35.10 35.11
35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30
36.1
36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18
36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28
38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14
39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11
40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15
41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19
41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24
41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31
42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7
42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13
42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30
43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5
43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16
43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25
43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32
44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5
44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 45.1 45.2
45.3
45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12
45.13
45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24
45.25
45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18
46.19 46.20
46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22
47.23 47.24
47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20
48.21 48.22
48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31
49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30
50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14
51.15
51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29
51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26
52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22
53.23
53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7
54.8
54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19
54.20 54.21
54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27
55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18
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55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12
56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32
58.1
58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20
60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 61.1 61.2 61.3
61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20
61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4
62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9
62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13
62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29
63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6
63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12
63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18
63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23
63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 64.1 64.2
64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10
64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18
64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22
64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9
65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32
66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7
66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16
66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20
67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31
68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27
68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12
69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28
70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10
70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18
70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21
71.22
71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5
73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32
74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28
75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5
75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24
75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8
79.9 79.10 79.11
79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13
80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24
81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10
82.11 82.12 82.13
82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27
82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10
83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation finance; establishing the budget for transportation
activities; modifying various provisions governing transportation finance and
policy; establishing a fund; making appropriations; authorizing the sale and issuance
of state bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 16A.88, subdivision
2; 53C.01, subdivision 2; 115A.908, subdivision 2; 117.189; 160.18, by adding a
subdivision; 161.081, subdivision 3; 161.088, subdivisions 4, 5, 7; 161.115,
subdivision 190; 161.14, by adding subdivisions; 161.321, subdivision 6; 161.38,
by adding a subdivision; 161.44, subdivisions 5, 6a, by adding a subdivision;
162.145, subdivision 2; 168.021, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a; 168.27, by adding a
subdivision; 168.33, subdivision 2; 168A.09, subdivision 1; 169.011, subdivision
34; 169.18, subdivision 5; 169.345, subdivisions 1, 3; 169.444, subdivision 2;
169.449, subdivision 1; 169.865, subdivision 3; 171.02, subdivision 2b; 171.06,
subdivision 2a; 171.061, subdivision 3; 171.12, subdivision 6; 173.02, subdivisions
18, 23, by adding subdivisions; 173.06, subdivision 1; 173.07, subdivision 1;
173.08, by adding subdivisions; 173.13, subdivision 11; 173.16, by adding
subdivisions; 174.03, subdivisions 1a, 1c, by adding a subdivision; 174.50,
subdivisions 5, 6b, 6c, 7; 174.56, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 174.93;
219.166; 219.20, subdivision 1; 221.031, by adding a subdivision; 222.49; 222.50,
subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 299D.03, subdivision 6; 473.13, subdivision
1; 473.146, subdivision 3; 473.388, subdivision 4; 473.39, by adding a subdivision;
473.3994, by adding subdivisions; 473.4051, subdivision 3; Laws 2015, chapter
75, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 168; 169; 173; 174; 219; 398A; 471; 473; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2016, sections 161.115, subdivision 32; 473.4051, subdivision 2; Minnesota
Rules, parts 8810.0800, subpart 3; 8810.1300, subpart 4.

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

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginCITATION.
new text end

new text begin This act may be cited as the "Road and Bridge Act."
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations by fund made in
this article and do not have legal effect.
new text end

new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
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 82,396,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 55,270,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 137,666,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 42,631,000
new text end
new text begin 22,609,000
new text end
new text begin 65,240,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 744,172,000
new text end
new text begin 759,502,000
new text end
new text begin 1,503,673,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 195,682,000
new text end
new text begin 200,365,000
new text end
new text begin 396,047,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 66,445,000
new text end
new text begin 65,087,000
new text end
new text begin 131,532,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 10,474,000
new text end
new text begin 10,486,000
new text end
new text begin 20,960,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation Priorities
new text end
new text begin 105,104,000
new text end
new text begin 128,147,000
new text end
new text begin 233,251,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,882,987,000
new text end
new text begin 1,758,547,000
new text end
new text begin 3,648,534,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,024,786,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,871,866,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,896,652,000
new text end

Sec. 3. 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 trunk highway
fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
Amounts for "Total Appropriation" and sums shown in the corresponding columns marked
"Appropriations by Fund" are summary only and do not have legal effect. Unless specified
otherwise, the amounts in the second year under "Appropriations by Fund" show the base
appropriations within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, subdivision 3,
by fund. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in this article mean that the appropriations
listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019,
respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The
biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
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 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriations Summary
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,891,106,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,778,175,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 24,879,000
new text end
new text begin 18,358,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 42,631,000
new text end
new text begin 22,609,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 744,172,000
new text end
new text begin 759,502,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 195,682,000
new text end
new text begin 200,365,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Transportation
Priorities
new text end
new text begin 105,104,000
new text end
new text begin 128,147,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,777,639,000
new text end
new text begin 1,649,194,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are to the
commissioner of transportation. 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) Airport Development and Assistance
new text end
new text begin 17,298,000
new text end
new text begin 17,298,000
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 The base is $15,298,000 in each year for fiscal
years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

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

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the state
airports fund following the appropriations
made in this article and that the appropriations
made are insufficient for advancing airport
development and assistance projects, an
amount necessary to advance the projects, not
to exceed the balance in the state airports fund,
is appropriated in each year to the
commissioner and must be spent according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4. Within two weeks of a
determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation must notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs,
ranking minority members, and staff of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning the funds
appropriated. Funds appropriated under this
contingent appropriation do not adjust the base
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin (2) Aviation Support Services
new text end
new text begin 6,710,000
new text end
new text begin 6,854,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 5,231,000
new text end
new text begin 5,231,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,479,000
new text end
new text begin 1,623,000
new text end
new text begin (3) Civil Air Patrol
new text end
new text begin 3,580,000
new text end
new text begin 80,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
new text end

new text begin $3,500,000 is for a grant to renovate a portion
of and construct an addition to the training and
maintenance facility located at the South St.
Paul airport, and to furnish and equip the
facility, including communications equipment
and a mobile command post vehicle.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
available for five years after the year of the
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (4) International Falls-Koochiching County
Airport Commission
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin (i) This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for a grant to the International
Falls-Koochiching County Airport
Commission for the following improvements
to the Falls International Airport:
new text end

new text begin (A) demolition of the existing terminal
building;
new text end

new text begin (B) rehabilitation;
new text end

new text begin (C) site preparation, including utilities and
civil work;
new text end

new text begin (D) design, construction, furnishing, and
equipping Phase II of the new terminal
building, including a Transportation Safety
Administration office, weather office,
conference room, circulation corridor, airport
administration offices, United States Customs
and Border Protection storage rooms, offices,
restrooms, passenger-processing area,
wet-hold room, interview room, search room,
pre- and post-customs passenger waiting areas,
and vestibule; and
new text end

new text begin (E) associated appurtenances of a capital
nature.
new text end

new text begin (ii) After completion of the improvements
under item (i), any unspent money from this
appropriation may be used by the International
Falls-Koochiching County Airport
Commission for a commercial airline apron
expansion project at the Falls International
Airport.
new text end

new text begin (iii) This appropriation does not require a
nonstate contribution or match.
new text end

new text begin (5) Duluth Airport Authority
new text end
new text begin 6,619,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for a grant to the Duluth Airport
Authority to provide the federal match to
design and construct runway infrastructure at
the Duluth International Airport or the Sky
Harbor Airport in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 360.017. For the purposes of
this appropriation, the commissioner may
waive the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
section 360.305, subdivision 4, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (6) Rochester International Airport
new text end
new text begin 2,333,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for a grant to the city of Rochester to
design, rehabilitate, demolish, and expand
portions of the existing passenger terminal
building at the Rochester International Airport,
provided that this amount also includes money
to remodel, construct, furnish, and equip the
existing passenger terminal building and
associated appurtenances to meet United States
Customs and Border Protection and
Transportation Security Administration
standards for safety, security, and processing
time to accommodate domestic and
international flights. The capital improvements
paid for with this appropriation may be used
as the local contribution required by
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4. This appropriation may be used
to reimburse the city for costs incurred after
May 1, 2016. This appropriation is not
available until the commissioner of
management and budget determines that at
least an equal amount has been committed to
the project from nonstate sources. Work that
may be completed with this appropriation
includes but is not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (i) site preparation, including utilities, site civil
work, testing, and construction administration
services;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the relocation, modification, and addition
of airline ticket counters, baggage claim
devices, public spaces, offices, restrooms,
support space, break rooms, lockers,
equipment storage, communications, hallways,
building signage, medical visitor rooms,
special needs accommodations, hold rooms,
secure storage, equipment maintenance areas,
and building engineering and technology
systems;
new text end

new text begin (iii) improvements needed outside the terminal
to remove, restore, and tie into adjacent
utilities, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots,
and aircraft aprons; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) the construction of covered exterior
equipment storage.
new text end

new text begin (7) Carlton County Airport Hangar
new text end
new text begin 320,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for a grant to Carlton County to construct
a hangar at the Cloquet - Carlton County
Airport that (i) facilitates the basing of air
ambulance aircraft and (ii) provides basing
for corporate aircraft and turboprop and jet
aircraft that operate under Code of Federal
Regulations, title 14, part 135.
new text end

new text begin (8) St. Cloud Regional Airport Study
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
360.017, this appropriation is from the state
airports fund for a grant to the city of St.
Cloud for an air transport optimization
planning study for the St. Cloud Regional
Airport. The study must be comprehensive
and market-based, using economic
development and air service expertise to
research, analyze, and develop models and
strategies that maximize the return on
investments made to enhance the use and
impact of the St. Cloud Regional Airport. By
January 5, 2018, the city of St. Cloud shall
submit a report to the governor and the
members and staff of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over capital
investment, transportation, and economic
development with recommendations based on
the findings of the study.
new text end

new text begin (9) Availability of Funds
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, the appropriations in
clauses (4) to (7) are available for five years
after the year of the appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Transit
new text end
new text begin 52,191,000
new text end
new text begin 57,058,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 17,395,000
new text end
new text begin 17,395,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation
Priorities
new text end
new text begin 33,950,000
new text end
new text begin 38,790,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 846,000
new text end
new text begin 873,000
new text end

new text begin $250,000 in each year is from the general fund
to pay administrative costs for the safe routes
to school program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.40.
new text end

new text begin $150,000 in each year is from the general fund
for grants to transportation management
organizations that provide services exclusively
or primarily in the city located along the
marked Interstate Highway 494 corridor
having the highest population as of the
effective date of this section. The
commissioner must not retain any portion of
the funds appropriated under this section.
From the appropriation in each fiscal year, the
commissioner must make grant payments in
full by July 31. Permissible uses of funds
under this grant include administrative
expenses and programming and service
expansion, including but not limited to
staffing, communications, outreach and
education program development, and
operations management.
new text end

new text begin The base from the general fund is $17,245,000
in each year for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin The base from the transportation priorities
fund is as established in Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.54, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (c) Safe Routes to School
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end

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

new text begin (d) Freight
new text end

new text begin (1) Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations
new text end
new text begin 6,716,000
new text end
new text begin 5,928,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end
new text begin 406,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,350,000
new text end
new text begin 5,522,000
new text end

new text begin $960,000 in the first year is from the general
fund for port development assistance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 457A, in
the amounts of: (1) $800,000 to the city of
Red Wing; and (2) $160,000 to the Port
Authority of Winona. Any improvements
made with the proceeds of the grants must be
publicly owned. This appropriation is available
in the second year.
new text end

new text begin $150,000 in each year is for additional rail
safety and rail service activities, and this
amount annually is included in the base.
new text end

new text begin (2) Minnesota Rail Service Improvement
new text end
new text begin 5,651,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,151,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Transportation
Priorities
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the Minnesota rail
service improvement program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 222.49 and
222.50.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year is from the rail
service improvement account in the special
revenue fund for a grant to the city of Grand
Rapids to fund rail planning studies, design,
and preliminary engineering relating to the
construction of a freight rail line located in the
counties of Itasca, St. Louis, and Lake to serve
local producers and shippers. The city of
Grand Rapids shall collaborate with the Itasca
Economic Development Corporation and the
Itasca County Regional Railroad Authority in
the activities funded with the proceeds of this
grant. This appropriation is available until June
30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (3) Hazardous Materials Rail Safety
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the transportation
priorities fund for the hazardous materials rail
safety program and grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 219.016.
new text end

new text begin The base is as established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.54, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (4) Railroad Warning Devices
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the transportation
priorities fund to design, construct, and equip
replacement of active highway-rail grade
crossing warning devices that have reached
the end of their useful life.
new text end

new text begin The base is as established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.54, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (5) Rail Quiet Zones
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the transportation
priorities fund for the public highway-rail
grade crossing quiet zone program and grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 219.166.
new text end

new text begin Up to ten percent of this appropriation may
be used for eligible activities necessary to
support the implementation and delivery of
the program.
new text end

new text begin The base is as established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.54, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Roads
new text end

new text begin (a) Operations and Maintenance
new text end
new text begin 343,446,000
new text end
new text begin 348,101,000
new text end

new text begin $4,000,000 in each year is for additional
maintenance and improvements related to
intelligent transportation systems. This amount
is annually included in the base.
new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in each year is for additional
pavement preservation activities. This amount
is annually included in the base.
new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in each year is for additional fleet
equipment replacement in conformance with
performance targets. This amount is annually
included in the base.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner is prohibited from
implementing the workforce optimization plan
proposed under the budget submitted for the
biennium under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.11, and from otherwise appreciably
increasing the staffing complement for snow
and ice management.
new text end

new text begin The base is $356,086,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $357,518,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (b) Program Planning and Delivery
new text end
new text begin (1) Planning and Research
new text end
new text begin 30,442,000
new text end
new text begin 30,790,000
new text end

new text begin If a balance remains of this appropriation, the
commissioner may transfer up to that amount
for program delivery under clause (2).
new text end

new text begin Up to $600,000 in the first year is for the
congestion and safety improvements study
under article 3, section 102.
new text end

new text begin Up to $250,000 in the first year is for the
marked Interstate 94/494/694 interchange
improvement study under article 3, section
103.
new text end

new text begin Up to $160,000 in the first year is for the
highway construction costs and cost inflation
study under article 3, section 104.
new text end

new text begin $130,000 in each year is available for
administrative costs of the targeted group
business program.
new text end

new text begin $266,000 in each year is available for grants
to metropolitan planning organizations outside
the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin $900,000 in each year is available for grants
for transportation studies outside the
metropolitan area to identify critical concerns,
problems, and issues. These grants are
available:
new text end

new text begin (1) to regional development commissions;
new text end

new text begin (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
new text end

new text begin (3) in regions where no regional development
commission or joint powers board is
functioning, to the Department of
Transportation district office for that region.
new text end

new text begin (2) Program Delivery
new text end
new text begin 222,862,000
new text end
new text begin 221,893,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes use of consultants
to support development and management of
projects.
new text end

new text begin $968,000 in the first year is for a grant to the
city of Red Wing for trunk highway costs in
excess of the engineer's estimate and
associated program delivery for State Project
No. 2514-122, consisting of engineering and
reconstruction of the segment of marked U.S.
Highway 61 in Red Wing from westerly of
Old West Main Street to easterly of Potter
Street.
new text end

new text begin Up to $140,000 in the first year is for
development, implementation, and reporting
on project selection best practices under article
3, section 90.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in each year is available for
management of contaminated and regulated
material on property owned by the Department
of Transportation, including mitigation of
property conveyances, facility acquisition or
expansion, chemical release at maintenance
facilities, and spills on the trunk highway
system where there is no known responsible
party. If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin The base is $229,878,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $231,305,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (c) State Road Construction
new text end
new text begin 1,066,938,000
new text end
new text begin 919,196,000
new text end

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

new text begin This appropriation includes federal highway
aid.
new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in each year is for the
transportation economic development program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.12.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may expend up to one-half
of one percent of the federal appropriations
under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
industrialization centers and other nonprofit
job training centers for job training programs
related to highway construction.
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 (d) Corridors of Commerce
new text end
new text begin 25,000,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the corridors of
commerce program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.088.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount each year for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin (e) Highway Debt Service
new text end
new text begin 217,196,000
new text end
new text begin 264,190,000
new text end

new text begin $207,696,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
$254,690,000 in fiscal year 2019 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 management and
budget must transfer the deficiency amount
under the statutory open appropriation and
notify the chairs, ranking minority members,
and staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance and
the chairs of the senate Finance Committee
and the house of representatives Ways and
Means Committee of the amount of the
deficiency. Any excess appropriation cancels
to the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) Statewide Radio Communications
new text end
new text begin 5,648,000
new text end
new text begin 5,829,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,645,000
new text end
new text begin 5,826,000
new text end

new text begin $3,000 in each year is from the general fund
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-Aid Roads
new text end
new text begin 744,172,000
new text end
new text begin 759,502,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the county state-aid
highway fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.081, and Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 162, and is available until spent.
new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the
county state-aid highway fund following the
appropriations and transfers made in this
paragraph, and that the appropriations made
are insufficient for advancing county state-aid
highway projects, an amount necessary to
advance the projects, not to exceed the balance
in the county state-aid highway fund, is
appropriated in each year to the commissioner.
Within two weeks of a determination under
this contingent appropriation, the
commissioner of transportation must notify
the commissioner of management and budget
and the chairs, ranking minority members, and
staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance
concerning funds appropriated. The
commissioner must identify in the next budget
submission to the legislature under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.11, any amount that is
appropriated under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (b) Municipal State-Aid Roads
new text end
new text begin 195,682,000
new text end
new text begin 200,365,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the municipal
state-aid street fund under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 162, and is available until spent.
new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the
municipal state-aid street fund following the
appropriations and transfers made in this
paragraph, and that the appropriations made
are insufficient for advancing municipal
state-aid street projects, an amount necessary
to advance the projects, not to exceed the
balance in the municipal state-aid street fund,
is appropriated in each year to the
commissioner. Within two weeks of a
determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation must notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs,
ranking minority members, and staff of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning funds
appropriated. The commissioner must identify
in the next budget submission to the legislature
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, any
amount that is appropriated under this
paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c) Metropolitan Area County Roads
new text end
new text begin 33,950,000
new text end
new text begin 38,790,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the transportation
priorities fund for distribution as provided
under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.54,
subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin The base is as established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.54, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (d) Small Cities Assistance
new text end
new text begin 12,500,000
new text end
new text begin 12,500,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the transportation
priorities fund for the small cities assistance
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
162.145.
new text end

new text begin The base is as established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.54, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (e) Local Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation
new text end
new text begin 12,383,000
new text end
new text begin 12,384,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the transportation
priorities fund for the local bridge replacement
and rehabilitation program as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50,
subdivisions 5 to 7.
new text end

new text begin The base is as established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.54, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Agency Management
new text end

new text begin (a) Agency Services
new text end
new text begin 44,316,000
new text end
new text begin 45,206,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Tribal Training
new text end
new text begin 192,000
new text end
new text begin 218,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to
facilitate tribal training for state agencies.
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Buildings
new text end
new text begin 28,585,000
new text end
new text begin 29,439,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 28,531,000
new text end
new text begin 29,385,000
new text end

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

new text begin (d) Tort Claims
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin 600,000
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 Transfers
new text end

new text begin (a) With the approval of the commissioner of
management and budget, 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. Transfers under this
paragraph must not be made:
new text end

new text begin (1) between funds;
new text end

new text begin (2) from the appropriations for state road
construction or debt service;
new text end

new text begin (3) from the appropriations for operations and
maintenance or program delivery, except for
a transfer to state road construction or debt
service; or
new text end

new text begin (4) if inconsistent with legislative intent.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must
immediately report transfers under this
paragraph to the chairs, ranking minority
members, and staff of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance. The authority for the
commissioner of transportation to make
transfers under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.285, is superseded by the authority and
requirements under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of transportation must
transfer from the flexible highway account in
the county state-aid highway fund the entire
amount in each year to the county turnback
account in the county state-aid highway fund.
The funds transferred are for highway
turnback purposes under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.081, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Previous 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 the first year is
available to the commissioner during the
biennium 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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Contingent Appropriations
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 the members of the Legislative
Advisory Commission under Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.30, and the ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance, may
transfer all or part of the unappropriated
balance in the trunk highway fund to an
appropriation:
new text end

new text begin (1) for trunk highway design, construction, or
inspection that takes advantage of an
unanticipated receipt of income to the trunk
highway fund or federal advanced construction
funding;
new text end

new text begin (2) for emergency trunk highway maintenance;
or
new text end

new text begin (3) to pay tort or environmental claims.
new text end

new text begin 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

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Requirements for Certain Legal
Activities
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation is
prohibited from permitting legal counsel
employed by the Department of Transportation
to perform activities related to response to a
data practices request of the department under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13, and the
commissioner must enter into an agreement
with the attorney general for exclusive services
regarding these activities.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin 39,046,000
new text end
new text begin 22,530,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 37,546,000
new text end
new text begin 22,530,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation
Priorities
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to
the Metropolitan Council for transit system
operations under Minnesota Statutes, sections
473.371 to 473.449.
new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 in the first year is from the
transportation priorities fund for financial
assistance to replacement service providers
under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388,
for the purposes of the suburb-to-suburb transit
demonstration project. The replacement
service providers must collectively identify
one or more demonstration projects for
financial assistance and submit a notification
of the allocation to the council. The council
must allocate the appropriated funds as
directed by the replacement service providers.
Criteria for evaluating and identifying
demonstration projects must include but are
not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) scope of service offering improvements;
new text end

new text begin (2) integration with transit facilities and major
business, retail, or suburban centers;
new text end

new text begin (3) extent to which a proposed route
complements existing transit service; and
new text end

new text begin (4) density of employment along a proposed
route.
new text end

new text begin Up to $210,000 in the first year and $98,000
in the second year are for the comprehensive
transit finance report under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.93.
new text end

new text begin The base is $8,349,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$105,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriations Summary
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 199,738,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 199,308,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 19,971,000
new text end
new text begin 14,382,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 63,945,000
new text end
new text begin 65,087,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 10,474,000
new text end
new text begin 10,486,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 105,348,000
new text end
new text begin 109,353,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are to the
commissioner of public safety. 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 553,000
new text end
new text begin 573,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 127,000
new text end
new text begin 130,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 426,000
new text end
new text begin 443,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Public Safety Support
new text end
new text begin 6,372,000
new text end
new text begin 6,569,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,225,000
new text end
new text begin 1,235,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 3,781,000
new text end
new text begin 3,968,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Public Safety Officer Survivor Benefits
new text end
new text begin 640,000
new text end
new text begin 640,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for payment of public safety officer survivor
benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section
299A.44.
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 (d) Public Safety Officer Reimbursements
new text end
new text begin 1,367,000
new text end
new text begin 1,367,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to
be deposited in the public safety officer's
benefit account. This money is available for
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.465.
new text end

new text begin (e) Soft Body Armor Reimbursements
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for soft body armor
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.38.
new text end

new text begin (f) Technology and Support Service
new text end
new text begin 3,777,000
new text end
new text begin 3,814,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,353,000
new text end
new text begin 1,365,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 2,405,000
new text end
new text begin 2,430,000
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 95,689,000
new text end
new text begin 93,323,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 5,787,000
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 89,810,000
new text end
new text begin 93,194,000
new text end

new text begin $5,750,000 from the general fund in the first
year is to purchase a helicopter for the State
Patrol.
new text end

new text begin From this appropriation, State Patrol trainee
salaries as provided under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299D.03, subdivision 6, must be
provided as follows: (1) for trainees in the Law
Enforcement Training Opportunity program,
80 percent of the basic salary for patrol
officers; and (2) for all other trainees, 100
percent of the basic salary.
new text end

new text begin (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
new text end
new text begin 8,455,000
new text end
new text begin 8,826,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Capitol Security
new text end
new text begin 8,402,000
new text end
new text begin 8,538,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must not:
new text end

new text begin (1) spend any money from the trunk highway
fund for capitol security; or
new text end

new text begin (2) permanently transfer any state trooper from
the patrolling highways activity to capitol
security.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must not transfer any
money appropriated to the commissioner under
this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) to capitol security; or
new text end

new text begin (2) from capitol security.
new text end

new text begin (d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
new text end
new text begin 761,000
new text end
new text begin 773,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the highway user
tax distribution fund.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to investigate:
new text end

new text begin (1) registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
liabilities from individuals and businesses that
currently do not pay all taxes owed; and
new text end

new text begin (2) illegal or improper activity related to the
sale, transfer, titling, and registration of motor
vehicles.
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 30,745,000
new text end
new text begin 31,159,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 22,509,000
new text end
new text begin 22,923,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 8,236,000
new text end
new text begin 8,236,000
new text end

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

new text begin (b) Driver Services
new text end
new text begin 32,014,000
new text end
new text begin 32,725,000
new text end

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

new text begin $156,000 in each year is to maintain the
automated knowledge test system, and this
amount annually is included in the base.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Licensing and Registration System
(MNLARS)
new text end
new text begin 8,000,000
new text end
new text begin 8,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for operations and
maintenance of the driver and vehicle
information system known as the Minnesota
Licensing and Registration System.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year and $5,265,000 in
the second year are from the driver services
operating account in the special revenue fund.
$7,000,000 in the first year and $2,735,000 in
the second year are from the vehicle services
operating account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Traffic Safety
new text end

new text begin 941,000
new text end
new text begin 962,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 470,000
new text end
new text begin 470,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 471,000
new text end
new text begin 492,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriation from the general fund in
each year is for maintenance of the crash
record system, and this amount annually is
included in the base.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Pipeline Safety
new text end

new text begin 1,422,000
new text end
new text begin 1,439,000
new text end

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

Sec. 7. new text beginTRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES FUND TRANSFERS.
new text end

new text begin $180,896,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $164,153,000 in fiscal year 2019 are transferred
from the transportation priorities fund to the commissioner of transportation for deposit in
the highway user tax distribution fund.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginAPPROPRIATION CANCELLATION.
new text end

new text begin $1,100,000 of the appropriation for port development assistance under Laws 2015,
chapter 75, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, paragraph (e), is canceled to the general fund
on June 30, 2017.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS BUDGET.
new text end

new text begin In the budget submission to the legislature under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11,
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the commissioner of transportation, and the commissioner
of public safety with respect to the transportation portion of the public safety budget, must
present budget narratives and proposed appropriations for each appropriation established
in sections 3 and 5.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginEFFECT OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation in this act is enacted more than once in the 2017 legislative session
for the same purpose, the appropriation must be given effect only once.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Laws 2015, chapter 75, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State Roads

(a) Operations and Maintenance
288,405,000
290,916,000

The base appropriation in fiscal year 2018 is
$292,140,000 and in fiscal year 2019 is
$301,545,000.

(b) Program Planning and Delivery
237,529,000
231,252,000

$130,000 in each year is available for
administrative costs of the targeted group
business program.

$266,000 in each year is available for grants
to metropolitan planning organizations outside
the seven-county metropolitan area.

$900,000 in each year is 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; (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.

$1,000,000 in each year is available for
management of contaminated and regulated
material on property owned by the Department
of Transportation, including mitigation of
property conveyances, facility acquisition or
expansion, chemical release at maintenance
facilities, and spills on the trunk highway
system where there is no known responsible
party. If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

$6,804,000 in the first year and $1,000,000 in
the second year are available for the purposes
stated in Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.16,
subdivision 2
.

The base appropriation for program planning
and delivery in fiscal year 2018 is
$227,004,000 and in fiscal year 2019 is
$234,331,000.

(c) State Road Construction
779,664,000
deleted text begin 744,166,000 deleted text end new text begin
849,166,000
new text end

This appropriation is for the actual
construction, reconstruction, and improvement
of trunk highways, including design-build
contracts, internal department costs associated
with delivering the construction program, 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 begin This appropriation includes federal highway
aid.
new text end

$1,000,000 in the first year is to complete
projects using funds made available to the
commissioner of transportation under title XII
of the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, and
implemented under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.36, subdivision 7.

$10,000,000 in each year is for the
transportation economic development program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.12.

The commissioner may expend up to one-half
of one percent of the federal appropriations
under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
industrialization centers and other nonprofit
job training centers for job training programs
related to highway construction.

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

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

The base appropriation for state road
construction in each of fiscal years 2018 and
2019 is $695,800,000.

(d) Highway Debt Service
197,381,000
231,199,000

$187,881,000 the first year and $221,699,000
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
management and budget shall transfer the
deficiency amount under the statutory open
appropriation, and notify the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance and the chairs of the
senate Committee on Finance and the house
of representatives Committee on Ways and
Means of the amount of the deficiency. Any
excess appropriation cancels to the trunk
highway fund.

(e) Statewide Radio Communications
5,358,000
5,486,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
35,000
3,000
Trunk Highway
5,323,000
5,483,000

$3,000 in each year is from the general fund
to equip and operate the Roosevelt signal
tower for Lake of the Woods weather
broadcasting.

$32,000 in the first year is from the general
fund for a weather transmitter in Lake of the
Woods County.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 is $5,645,000
and in fiscal year 2019 is $5,826,000.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following submission by the
commissioner of transportation of all communications and materials, in their entirety and
without redaction, previously provided by the commissioner to any member of the legislature
following a request pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 13, related to the Department of Transportation's 2016 request to the
Legislative Advisory Commission for authorization to expend federal funds under the Fixing
America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The submission must be made to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance, finance, and ways and means, and to the revisor of statutes.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

TRANSPORTATION BONDS

Section 1. new text beginBOND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond
proceeds account in the trunk highway fund to the state agencies or officials indicated, to
be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as authorized
by the Minnesota Constitution, articles XI and XIV. Unless otherwise specified, money
appropriated in this article for a capital program or project may be used to pay state agency
staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital program or project in accordance with
accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of management and budget.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY
new text end
new text begin Department of Transportation
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,300,000,000
new text end
new text begin Department of Management and Budget
new text end
new text begin 1,300,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,301,300,000
new text end
new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Corridors of Commerce
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to the commissioner of
transportation for the corridors of commerce
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
161.088.
new text end

new text begin For projects within the department's
metropolitan district, the commissioner shall
first select projects that: (1) are recommended
under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088,
subdivision 5, paragraph (b), from previous
selection processes; (2) are on (i) U.S.
highways, or (ii) noninterstate highways
having an average annual daily traffic volume
of at least 50,000 vehicles; and (3) provide for
capacity expansion through additional general
purpose or auxiliary lanes of travel.
new text end

new text begin For projects outside of the department's
metropolitan district, the commissioner shall
first select any projects: (1) in which funds
have been previously provided under the
corridors of commerce program for
right-of-way acquisition, design, or
environmental analysis; and (2) that provide
for capacity expansion through additional
general purpose or auxiliary lanes of travel.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount each year for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State Road Construction
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to the commissioner of
transportation for construction, reconstruction,
and improvement of trunk highways, including
design-build contracts and use of consultants
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 From this appropriation, $250,000,000 is
available in each year for fiscal years 2018 to
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Road Construction
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to the commissioner of
transportation for the purposes specified in
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin From this appropriation, $25,000,000 is
available in each year for fiscal years 2018
and 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Cancellations
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section cancel as
specified under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642, except that the commissioner of
management and budget shall count the start
of authorization for issuance of state bonds as
the first day of the fiscal year during which
the bonds are available to be issued as
specified under subdivision 1, 2, or 3, and not
as the date of enactment of this section.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,300,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to the commissioner of
management and budget for bond sale
expenses under Minnesota Statutes, sections
16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50,
subdivision 4, and is effective through 2026.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in the
trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds
of the state in amount up to $1,301,300,000 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 from the sale of the bonds, must be deposited in the bond proceeds account
in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.88, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Metropolitan area transit account.

new text begin(a) new text endThe metropolitan area transit account
is established within the transit assistance fund in the state treasury. All money in the account
is annually appropriated to the Metropolitan Council for the funding of transit systems
within the metropolitan area under sections 473.384, 473.386, 473.387, 473.388, and 473.405
to 473.449.

new text begin (b) From appropriations in this subdivision, the Metropolitan Council must first allocate
funds necessary for special transportation service under section 473.386.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 53C.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Cash sale price.

"Cash sale price" means the price at which the seller would
in good faith sell to the buyer, and the buyer would in good faith buy from the seller, the
motor vehicle which is the subject matter of the retail installment contract, if such sale were
a sale for cash, instead of a retail installment sale. The cash sale price may include any taxes,
charges for delivery, servicing, repairing, or improving the motor vehicle, including
accessories and their installation, and any other charges agreed upon between the parties.
The cash price may deleted text beginnotdeleted text end include a documentary fee or document administration fee deleted text beginin excess
of $75 for services actually rendered to, for, or on behalf of, the retail buyer in preparing,
handling, and processing documents relating to the motor vehicle and the closing of the
retail sale
deleted text endnew text begin authorized under section 168.27, subdivision 31new text end. deleted text begin"Documentary fee" and "document
administration fee" do not include an optional electronic transfer fee as defined under
subdivision 14.
deleted text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 115A.908, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Deposit of revenue.

Revenue collected under this section shall be credited to
the deleted text beginenvironmentaldeleted text endnew text begin transportation prioritiesnew text end fund.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020, and applies for revenues
collected on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 117.189, is amended to read:


117.189 PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION EXCEPTIONS.

new text begin (a) new text endSections 117.031; 117.036; 117.055, subdivision 2, paragraph (b); 117.186; 117.187;
117.188; and 117.52, subdivisions 1a and 4, do not apply to the use of eminent domain
authority by public service corporations for any purpose other than construction or expansion
of:

(1) a high-voltage transmission line of 100 kilovolts or more, or ancillary substations;
deleted text begin or
deleted text end

(2) a natural gas, petroleum, or petroleum products pipeline, or ancillary compressor
stations or pumping stationsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a light rail transit or bus rapid transit line.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endFor purposes of an award of appraisal fees under section 117.085, the fees awarded
may not exceed $1,500 for all types of property except for a public service corporation's
use of eminent domain fornew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a high-voltage transmission line, where the award may not exceed $3,000new text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a light rail transit or bus rapid transit line, where the award shall be as provided in
section 117.085
new text end.

new text begin (c) new text endFor purposes of this section, "pipeline" does not include a natural gas distribution
line transporting gas to an end user.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.18, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway appeal process. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding chapter 14 and section
14.386, the commissioner must establish a concise, expedited process that allows an owner
or occupant of a property abutting a trunk highway to appeal a denial or revocation of an
access permit. The owner or occupant must initiate an appeal no later than 30 days after the
date the commissioner issues written notice of the denial or revocation of an access permit.
The process must provide the owner or occupant and Department of Transportation staff
the opportunity to present information supporting each party's respective position. The
hearing must be conducted by an administrative law judge assigned by the chief
administrative law judge. The administrative law judge must maintain a transcript of the
hearing and keep a record of all documents and data submitted at the hearing. Within 30
days of the hearing's conclusion, the administrative law judge must transmit to the
commissioner the record of the proceedings, along with a report and recommendation based
on the record made in the informal hearing. The commissioner must make a written decision
regarding the access permit.
new text end

new text begin (b) Section 15.99 does not apply to appeals under this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Flexible highway account; turnback accounts.

(a) The flexible highway
account is created in the state treasury. Money in the account deleted text beginshall be useddeleted text endnew text begin must be allocated
as follows
new text end:

(1) deleted text beginin fiscal years 2009 and 2010, 100 percent of the excess sum, as calculated in
paragraph (i), and in fiscal years 2011 and thereafter, 50
deleted text endnew text begin 16new text end percent of the deleted text beginexcess sum, as
calculated in paragraph (i),
deleted text endnew text begin amount available in the flexible highway accountnew text end for counties
in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4, deleted text beginbut for the purposes
of the calculation cities of the first class will be excluded in the metropolitan area
deleted text endnew text begin distributed
proportionally based on the most recent estimate of county population excluding the
population of any city of the first class
new text end; and

(2) of the amount available in the flexible highway account less the amount under clause
(1), as determined by the commissioner under this section for:

(i) restoration of former trunk highways that have reverted to counties or to statutory or
home rule charter cities, or for trunk highways that will be restored and subsequently turned
back by agreement between the commissioner and the local road authority;

(ii) safety improvements on county highways, municipal highways, streets, or town
roads; and

(iii) routes of regional significance.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "restoration" means the level of effort required to
improve the route that will be turned back to an acceptable condition as determined by
agreement made between the commissioner and the county or city before the route is turned
back.

(c) The commissioner shall review the need for funds to restore highways that have been
or will be turned back. The commissioner shall determine, on a biennial basis, the percentage
of funds in the flexible highway account to be distributed to each district, and within each
district the percentage to be used for each of the purposes specified in paragraph (a). Money
in the account may be used for safety improvements and routes of regional significance
only after money is set aside to restore the identified turnbacks. The commissioner shall
make these determinations only after meeting and holding discussions with committees
selected by the statewide associations of both county commissioners and municipal officials.
The commissioner shall, to the extent feasible, annually allocate 50 percent of the funds in
the flexible highway account to the department's metropolitan district, and 50 percent to
districts in greater Minnesota.

(d) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk highways that have reverted or
that will revert to cities must be deposited in the municipal turnback account, which is
created in the state treasury.

(e) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk highways that have reverted or
that will revert to counties must be deposited in the county turnback account, which is
created in the state treasury.

(f) Money that will be used for safety improvements must be deposited in the highway
safety improvement account, which is created in the state treasury to be used as grants to
statutory or home rule charter cities, towns, and counties to assist in paying the costs of
constructing or reconstructing city streets, county highways, or town roads to reduce crashes,
deaths, injuries, and property damage.

(g) Money that will be used for routes of regional significance must be deposited in the
routes of regional significance account, which is created in the state treasury, and used as
grants to statutory or home rule charter cities, towns, and counties to assist in paying the
costs of constructing or reconstructing city streets, county highways, or town roads with
statewide or regional significance that have not been fully funded through other state, federal,
or local funding sources.

(h) As part of each biennial budget submission to the legislature, the commissioner shall
describe how the money in the flexible highway account will be apportioned among the
county turnback account, the municipal turnback account, the trunk highway fund for routes
turned back to local governments by agreement, the highway safety improvement account,
and the routes of regional significance account.

deleted text begin (i) The excess sum is calculated as the sum of revenue within the flexible highway
account:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) attributed to that portion of the gasoline excise tax rate under section 296A.07,
subdivision 3
, in excess of 20 cents per gallon, and to that portion of the excise tax rates in
excess of the energy equivalent of a gasoline excise tax rate of 20 cents per gallon for E85
and M85 under section 296A.07, subdivision 3, and special fuel under section 296A.08,
subdivision 2
;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) attributed to a change in the passenger vehicle registration tax under section 168.013,
imposed on or after July 1, 2008, that exceeds (i) the amount collected in fiscal year 2008,
multiplied by (ii) the annual average United States Consumer Price Index for the calendar
year previous to the current calendar year, divided by the annual average United States
Consumer Price Index for calendar year 2007; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) attributed to that portion of the motor vehicle sales tax revenue in excess of the
percentage allocated to the flexible highway account in fiscal year 2007.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (j) For purposes of this subdivision, the United States Consumer Price Index identified
in paragraph (i), clause (2), is for all urban consumers, United States city average, as
determined by the United States Department of Labor.
deleted text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.088, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Project eligibility.

(a) The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end establish eligibility
requirements for projects that can be funded under the program. Eligibility must include:

(1) consistency with the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section 174.03;

(2) location of the project on an interregional corridor, for a project located outside of
the Department of Transportation metropolitan district;

(3) placement into at least one project classification under subdivision 3;

(4) a deleted text beginmaximumdeleted text endnew text begin requirement that project construction work is able to commence within
three years, or a longer
new text end length of timedeleted text begin,deleted text end as determined by the commissionerdeleted text begin, until
commencement of construction work on the project
deleted text end; and

(5) for each type of project classification under subdivision 3, a maximum allowable
amount for the total project cost estimate, as determined by the commissioner with available
data.

(b) A project whose construction is programmed in the state transportation improvement
program is not eligible for funding under the program. This paragraph does not apply to a
project that is programmed as result of selection under this section.

(c) A project may be, but is not required to be, identified in the 20-year state highway
capital investment plan under section 174.03.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.088, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Project selection process; criteria.

(a) The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end establish
a process deleted text beginfor identification, evaluation, and selection ofdeleted text endnew text begin to identify, evaluate, and selectnew text end
projects under the program.

(b) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end annually accept
recommendations on candidate projects from area transportation partnerships and other
interested stakeholders in each Department of Transportation district. For each candidate
project identified under this paragraph, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end determine eligibility,
classify, and if deleted text beginappropriatedeleted text endnew text begin eligiblenew text end, evaluate the project for the program.

(c) Project evaluation and prioritization must be performed on the basis of objective
criteria, which must include:

(1) a return on investment measure that provides for comparison across eligible projects;

(2) measurable impacts on commerce and economic competitiveness;

(3) efficiency in the movement of freight, deleted text beginincluding but not limited todeleted text endnew text begin which may includenew text end:

(i) measures of annual average daily traffic and commercial vehicle miles traveled, which
may include data near the project location on that trunk highway or on connecting trunk
and local highways; and

(ii) measures of congestion or travel time reliability, which may be within or near the
project limits, or both;

(4) improvements to traffic safety;

(5) connections to regional trade centers, local highway systemsdeleted text begin,deleted text end and other transportation
modes;

(6) the extent to which the project addresses multiple transportation system policy
objectives and principles; and

(7) support and consensus for the project among members of the surrounding community.

(d) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner may divide funding to be
separately available among projects within each classification under subdivision 3, and may
apply separate or modified criteria among those projects falling within each classification.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.088, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Legislative report; evaluation.

(a) deleted text beginStarting in 2014,deleted text end Annually by November
1, the commissioner shall electronically submit a report on the corridors of commerce
program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must include:

(1) a summary of the program, including a review of deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end project selection processnew text begin details that address program design and implementation,
decision-making procedures
new text end, new text beginand new text endeligibility deleted text beginand criteria,deleted text endnew text begin evaluation; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) all criteria including any established by the commissioner, criteria measurement
methodologies, and any criteria weighting or ranking used in project selection;
new text end

new text begin (2) a summary of program finance, includingnew text end funds expended in the previous selection
cycle,new text begin any future operating costs assigned under subdivision 6,new text end and total funds expended
since program inception;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end a deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin listnew text end of projects funded under the program in the previous selection cycle,
including:

(i) project classification;

(ii) a breakdown of project costs and funding sources;new text begin and
new text end

(iii) deleted text beginany future operating costs assigned under subdivision 6; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv)deleted text end a briefnew text begin projectnew text end description that is comprehensible to a lay audience;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin comprehensive listnew text end ofnew text begin evaluated projects andnew text end candidate project
recommendationsnew text begin asnew text end required under subdivision 5, paragraph (b), deleted text beginincludingdeleted text endnew text begin that identifies
for each
new text end projectnew text begin: eligibility,new text end classificationnew text begin, evaluation results for each criterion, ranking if
applicable,
new text end and disposition in the selection process; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end any recommendations for changes to statutory requirements of the program.

(b) deleted text beginStarting in 2016, and in every even-numbered year thereafterdeleted text endnew text begin In every third year
following a year in which project selection is completed, but not more frequently than every
other year
new text end, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end incorporate into the report the results of an
independent evaluation of impacts and effectiveness of the program. The evaluation must
be performed by agency staff or a consultant. The individual or individuals performing the
evaluation must have experience in program evaluation, but must not be regularly involved
in the program's implementation.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a report is not required in a year in which:
new text end

new text begin (1) no project selection was completed during the preceding 12 months; and
new text end

new text begin (2) an evaluation under paragraph (b) is not due.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.115, subdivision 190, is amended to read:


Subd. 190.

Route No. 259.

Beginning at a point on Statutory Route No. 100, at or near
Henderson; thence extending in a general southeasterly direction to a point deleted text beginon Statutory
Route No. 123,
deleted text end at or near Le Sueur.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the commissioner of
transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the commissioner of transportation
and the governing body of Le Sueur County to transfer jurisdiction of Legislative Route
No. 123 and after the commissioner notifies the revisor of statutes under section 107,
paragraph (b).
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 83. new text end

new text begin Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway. new text end

new text begin That segment of marked Trunk Highway
65 from Isanti County State-Aid Highway 19, known as 305th Avenue NE, to the northerly
limit of Cambridge Township is designated as "Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway." Subject
to section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway
and erect appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 84. new text end

new text begin Medal of Honor Recipient Kenneth L. Olson Highway. new text end

new text begin That segment of
marked Trunk Highway 23 within the city of Paynesville and the town of Paynesville is
designated as "Medal of Honor Recipient Kenneth L. Olson Highway." Subject to section
161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway and erect
appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 85. new text end

new text begin Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp Bridge. new text end

new text begin The bridge on Dakota County State-Aid
Highway 46, known as Brandel Drive within the city of Coates, over marked U.S. Highway
52 is designated as "Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp Bridge." Subject to section 161.139, the
commissioner shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.321, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Rules; eligibility.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The rules adopted by the commissioner of administration
to define small businesses and to set time and other eligibility requirements for participation
in programs under sections 16C.16 to 16C.19 apply to this section. The commissioner may
promulgate other rules necessary to carry out this section.

deleted text begin (b) In addition to other eligibility requirements, a small targeted group business or
veteran-owned small business is eligible for the bid preferences under this section only for
eight years following the latest of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) May 1, 2012;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) for a targeted group business, the date of initial certification by the commissioner of
administration, as provided under section 16C.19;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) for a veteran-owned small business, the date of initial certification by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs, as provided under section 16C.19, paragraph (d);
or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) for a veteran-owned small business, the release or discharge of any one of the owners
from military active service, as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5, lasting for a period
of 179 days or longer.
deleted text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.38, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Spending on trunk highway system. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must maintain
information on expenditures by local road authorities from local funding sources for trunk
highway system projects.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.44, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Conveyance to highest bidder in certain cases.

If the larger tract has been
platted into lots or divided into smaller tracts and the commissioner elects to proceed under
this subdivision, deleted text beginor ifdeleted text end the lands constituted an entire tract and the person from whom the
lands were acquired and the person's spouse are deceased, or deleted text beginifdeleted text end the offers as provided for
are not accepted and the amount of money not tendered within the time prescribed, the lands
may be sold and conveyed to thenew text begin owner of the land abutting upon the lands in the same
manner and under the same terms provided under subdivision 2, or the commissioner may
sell the lands to the
new text end highest responsible bidder upon three weeks' published notice of such
sale in a newspaper or other periodical of general circulation in the general area where the
lands are located. All bids may be rejected and new bids received upon like advertisement.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.44, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Services of licensed real estate broker.

If the lands deleted text beginremain unsold after being
offered for sale to the highest bidder
deleted text endnew text begin are withdrawn from sale under subdivision 6bnew text end, the
commissioner may retain the services of a licensed real estate broker to find a buyer. The
sale price may be negotiated by the broker, but must not be less than 90 percent of the
appraised market value as determined by the commissioner. The broker's fee must be
established by prior agreement between the commissioner and the broker, and must not
exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of $10,000 or more. The broker's fee must be
paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.44, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6b. new text end

new text begin Unsold lands. new text end

new text begin If lands remain unsold after being offered for sale to the highest
bidder, the commissioner may offer the remaining lands to any person who agrees to pay
the minimum bid established for the public sale. The sale must continue until all eligible
lands have been sold or the commissioner withdraws the remaining lands from sale. The
lands to be sold must be listed on the department's Unsold Property Inventory list.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 162.145, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Small cities assistance account.

A small cities assistance account is created
in the deleted text beginspecial revenuedeleted text endnew text begin transportation prioritiesnew text end fund. The account consists of funds as provided
by law, and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the
account. Money in the account may only be expended as provided under this section.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Disability plates; application.

(a) When a motor vehicle registered under
section 168.017, a motorcycle, new text begina motorized bicycle, new text enda one-ton pickup truck, or a self-propelled
recreational vehicle is owned or primarily operated by a permanently physically disabled
person or a custodial parent or guardian of a permanently physically disabled deleted text beginminordeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end,
the owner may apply for and secure from the commissioner (1) immediately, a temporary
permit valid for 30 days if the applicant is eligible for the disability plates issued under this
section and (2) two disability plates with attached emblems, one plate to be attached to the
front, and one to the rear of the motor vehicle, truck, or recreational vehicle, or, in the case
of a motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized bicyclenew text end, one disability plate the same size as a regular
motorcycle plate.

(b) The commissioner shall not issue more than one plate to the owner of a motorcycle
new text begin or a motorized bicycle new text endand not more than one set of plates to any owner of another vehicle
described in paragraph (a) at the same time unless the state Council on Disability approves
the issuance of a second plate or set of plates to an owner.

(c) When the owner first applies for the disability plate or plates, the owner must submit
a medical statement in a format approved by the commissioner under section 169.345, or
proof of physical disability provided for in that section.

(d) No medical statement or proof of disability is required when an owner applies for a
plate or plates for one or more vehicles listed in paragraph (a) that are specially modified
for and used exclusively by permanently physically disabled persons.

(e) The owner of a vehicle listed in paragraph (a) may apply for and secure (i)
immediately, a permit valid for 30 days, if the applicant is eligible to receive the disability
plate or plates issued under this section, and (ii) a disability plate or plates for the vehicle
if:

(1) the owner employs a permanently physically disabled person who would qualify for
the disability plate or plates under this section; and

(2) the owner furnishes the motor vehicle to the physically disabled person for the
exclusive use of that person in the course of employment.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.021, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Plate design; furnished by commissioner.

The commissioner shall design
and furnish two disability plates, or one disability plate for a motorcycle new text beginor a motorized
bicycle
new text endthat is the same size as a regular motorcycle plate, with attached emblem or emblems
to an eligible owner. The emblem must bear the internationally accepted wheelchair symbol,
as designated in section 326B.106, subdivision 9, approximately three inches square. The
emblem must be large enough to be visible plainly from a distance of 50 feet. An applicant
eligible for a disability plate or plates shall pay the motor vehicle registration fee authorized
by sections 168.013 and 168.09.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.021, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Plate transfer.

(a) When ownership of a vehicle described in subdivision 1,
is transferred, the owner of the vehicle shall remove the disability plate or plates. The buyer
of the motor vehicle is entitled to receive a regular plate or plates for the vehicle without
further cost for the remainder of the registration period.

(b) Notwithstanding section 168.12, subdivision 1, the disability plate or plates may be
transferred to a replacement vehicle on notification to the commissioner. However, the
disability plate or plates may not be transferred unless the replacement vehicle (1) is listed
under section 168.012, subdivision 1, and, in case of a single plate for a motorcyclenew text begin or a
motorized bicycle
new text end, the replacement vehicle is a motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized bicyclenew text end, and (2)
is owned or primarily operated by the permanently physically disabled person.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 23.

new text begin [168.1256] SPECIAL RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT PLATES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall issue special retired law
enforcement license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup
truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;
new text end

new text begin (2) is a retired peace officer as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c)
or (d);
new text end

new text begin (3) provides a letter from the chief law enforcement officer affirming that the applicant
is a retired peace officer who served ten or more years and separated in good standing;
new text end

new text begin (4) pays a fee of $10 for each set of plates, along with any other fees required by this
chapter;
new text end

new text begin (5) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013; and
new text end

new text begin (6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and
licensing of drivers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall design an emblem and inscription for the
special plates, in consultation with interested law enforcement agencies and organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin On application to the commissioner and payment of a transfer
fee of $5, special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another motor vehicle
if the subsequent vehicle is:
new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and
new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section
168.1293, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, for special retired law
enforcement plates issued on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 24.

new text begin [168.1257] SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL PLATES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall issue special law enforcement
memorial license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup
truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;
new text end

new text begin (2) pays an additional fee of $10 for each set of plates;
new text end

new text begin (3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013, along with any other fees
required by this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (4) contributes $25 upon initial application and a minimum of $5 annually to the
Minnesota law enforcement memorial account; and
new text end

new text begin (5) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and
licensing of drivers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall adopt a suitable design for the plate that must
include a black line with a blue line of equal proportion above and below the black line,
representing the thin blue line.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin On application to the commissioner and payment of a transfer
fee of $5, special plates may be transferred to another motor vehicle if the subsequent vehicle
is:
new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision (1), clause (1), to bear the special plates; and
new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section
168.1293, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Fees. new text end

new text begin Fees collected under subdivision 1, clauses (2) and (3), and subdivision
3 are credited to the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Contributions; memorial account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin Contributions collected
under subdivision 1, clause (4), must be deposited in the Minnesota law enforcement
memorial account, which is established in the special revenue fund. Money in the account
is appropriated to the commissioner of public safety. This appropriation is first for the annual
cost of administering the account funds, and the remaining funds are for distribution to the
Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association, to be used to further the mission of
the association in assisting the families and home agencies of Minnesota law enforcement
officers who have died in the line of duty.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, for special law
enforcement memorial plates issued on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [168.1294] SPECIAL "START SEEING MOTORCYCLES" PLATES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall issue special "Start Seeing
Motorcycles" license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup
truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;
new text end

new text begin (2) pays a fee of $10 for each set of plates;
new text end

new text begin (3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013, along with any other fees
required by this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (4) contributes a minimum of $10 annually to the motorcycle safety fund, created under
section 171.06, subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause (1); and
new text end

new text begin (5) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and
licensing of drivers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The representatives of American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and
Education of Minnesota shall design the special plate to contain the inscription "Start Seeing
Motorcycles" between the bolt holes on the bottom of the plate with a design area on the
left side of the plate, subject to the approval of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin On application to the commissioner and payment of a transfer
fee of $5, special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another motor vehicle
if the subsequent vehicle is:
new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and
new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section
168.1293, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Fees. new text end

new text begin Fees collected under subdivision 1, clause (2), and subdivision 3 are
credited to the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin No refund. new text end

new text begin Contributions made under this section must not be refunded.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, for special "Start Seeing
Motorcycles" plates issued on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Documentary fee. new text end

new text begin A motor vehicle dealer may not charge a documentary fee
or document administration fee in excess of $150 for services actually rendered to, for, or
on behalf of the retail buyer or lessee to prepare, handle, and process documents for the
closing of a motor vehicle retail sale or lease. The fee must be separately stated on the sales
agreement maintained under Minnesota Rules, part 7400.5200, and may be excluded from
the dealer's advertised price. "Documentary fee" and "document administration fee" do not
include an optional electronic transfer fee as defined under section 53C.01, subdivision 14.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.33, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Deputy registrars.

(a) The commissioner may appoint, and for cause
discontinue, a deputy registrar for any statutory or home rule charter city as the public
interest and convenience may require, without regard to whether the county auditor of the
county in which the city is situated has been appointed as the deputy registrar for the county
or has been discontinued as the deputy registrar for the county, and without regard to whether
the county in which the city is situated has established a county license bureau that issues
motor vehicle licenses as provided in section 373.32.

(b) The commissioner may appoint, and for cause discontinue, a deputy registrar for any
statutory or home rule charter city as the public interest and convenience may require, if
the auditor for the county in which the city is situated chooses not to accept appointment
as the deputy registrar for the county or is discontinued as a deputy registrar, or if the county
in which the city is situated has not established a county license bureau that issues motor
vehicle licenses as provided in section 373.32.

(c) The commissioner may appoint, and for cause discontinue, the county auditor of
each county as a deputy registrar.

(d) Despite any other provision, a person other than a county auditor or a director of a
county license bureau, who was appointed by the registrar before August 1, 1976, as a
deputy registrar for any statutory or home rule charter city, may continue to serve as deputy
registrar and may be discontinued for cause only by the commissioner. The county auditor
who appointed the deputy registrars is responsible for the acts of deputy registrars appointed
by the auditor.

(e) Each deputy, before entering upon the discharge of duties, shall take and subscribe
an oath to faithfully discharge the duties and to uphold the laws of the state.

(f) If a deputy registrar appointed under this subdivision is not an officer or employee
of a county or statutory or home rule charter city, the deputy shall in addition give bond to
the state in the sum of $10,000, or a larger sum as may be required by the commissioner,
conditioned upon the faithful discharge of duties as deputy registrar.

(g) A corporation governed by chapter 302A or 317A may be appointed a deputy registrar.
Upon application by an individual serving as a deputy registrar and the giving of the requisite
bond as provided in this subdivision, personally assured by the individual or another
individual approved by the commissioner, a corporation named in an application then
becomes the duly appointed and qualified successor to the deputy registrar.

(h) Each deputy registrar appointed under this subdivision shall keep and maintain office
locations approved by the commissioner for the registration of vehicles and the collection
of taxes and fees on vehicles.

(i) The deputy registrar shall keep records and make reports to the commissioner as the
commissioner requires. The records must be maintained at the offices of the deputy registrardeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin
in a manner that complies with sections 13.05, subdivision 5, and 13.055. As an alternative
to paper copy storage, a deputy registrar may retain records and documents in a secure
electronic medium that complies with the security requirements under the United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Policy 5.4
or any successor policy, provided 60 days have elapsed since the transaction and subject to
standards established by the commissioner. The deputy registrar is responsible for all costs
associated with the conversion to electronic records and maintenance of the electronic
storage medium, including the destruction of existing paper records after conversion to the
electronic format. All queries and responses in the secure electronic medium, and all actions
in which data are entered, updated, accessed, or shared or disseminated by the deputy
registrar must be contained in a data audit trail. Data contained in the audit trail are public
to the extent the data are not otherwise classified under this section.
new text end The records and offices
of the deputy registrar must at all times be open to the inspection of the commissioner or
the commissioner's agents. The deputy registrar shall report to the commissioner by the
next working day following receipt all registrations made and taxes and fees collected by
the deputy registrar.

(j) The filing fee imposed under subdivision 7 must be deposited in the treasury of the
place for which appointed or, if not a public official, a deputy shall retain the filing fee, but
the registration tax and any additional fees for delayed registration the deputy registrar has
collected the deputy registrar shall deposit by the next working day following receipt in an
approved state depository to the credit of the state through the commissioner of management
and budget. The place for which the deputy registrar is appointed through its governing
body must provide the deputy registrar with facilities and personnel to carry out the duties
imposed by this subdivision if the deputy is a public official. In all other cases, the deputy
shall maintain a suitable facility for serving the public.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168A.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application, issuance, form, bond, and notice.

new text begin(a) new text endIn the event a
certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated, deleted text beginordeleted text end destroyednew text begin,new text end or becomes illegible, the owner or
legal representative of the owner named in the certificate may deleted text beginmakedeleted text endnew text begin submit annew text end application
to the department or a deputy registrar for a duplicate in a format prescribed by the
department. The department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin or deputy registrar mustnew text end issue a duplicate certificate of
title if satisfied that the applicant is entitled deleted text begintheretodeleted text endnew text begin to the duplicate certificate of titlenew text end. The
duplicate certificate of title deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be plainly marked as a duplicate and mailed or
delivered to the owner. The department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin or deputy registrar mustnew text end indicate in deleted text beginitsdeleted text endnew text begin the
driver and vehicle information system
new text end records that a duplicatenew text begin certificate of titlenew text end has been
issued. As a condition to issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the department may require
a bond from the applicant in the manner and format prescribed in section 168A.07,
subdivision 1
, clause (2). The duplicate certificate of title shall contain the legend: "This
duplicate certificate of title may be subject to the rights of a person under the original
certificate."

new text begin (b) On and after the effective date of this section, the commissioner must allow duplicate
certificate of title issuance by a deputy registrar subject to procedures established by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.011, subdivision 34, is amended to read:


Subd. 34.

Head Start bus.

(a) "Head Start bus" means a motor vehicle used to transport
children and parents to or from a Head Start facility, or to or from Head Start-related
activities, by the Head Start grantee, or by someone under an agreement with the Head Start
grantee. A Head Start bus does not include a motor vehicle transporting children or parents
to or from a Head Start facility for which parents or guardians receive direct compensation
from a Head Start grantee, a motor coach operating under charter carrier authority, or a
transit bus providing services as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 7. A Head Start bus
may be a type A, B, C, or D bus deleted text beginor type III vehicle, as described in subdivision 71deleted text end.

(b) A Head Start bus manufactured after December 31, 1994, must meet the same
standards as a type A, B, C, or D school bus, except that a Head Start bus is not required to
be equipped with the warning signals required for a school bus under section 169.442,
subdivision 1
. A Head Start busnew text begin that is not equipped as a school busnew text end must be painted colors
other than national school bus yellow.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.18, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Driving left of roadway center; exception.

(a) No vehicle shall be driven to
the left side of the center of the roadway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding
in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic
for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made
without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite
direction or any vehicle overtaken. In every event the overtaking vehicle must return to the
right-hand side of the roadway before coming within 100 feet of any vehicle approaching
from the opposite direction.

(b) Except on a one-way roadway, no vehicle shall, in overtaking and passing another
vehicle or at any other time, be driven to the left half of the roadway under the following
conditions:

(1) when approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve in the highway where the
driver's view along the highway is obstructed within a distance of 700 feet;

(2) when approaching within 100 feet of any underpass or tunnel, railroad grade crossing,
intersection within a city, or intersection outside of a city if the presence of the intersection
is marked by warning signs; or

(3) where official signs are in place prohibiting passing, or a distinctive centerline is
marked, which distinctive line also so prohibits passing, as declared in the Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices adopted by the commissioner.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), clause (3), a motor vehicle may be driven to the left
side of the roadway to safely overtake a bicycle under the following circumstances:
new text end

new text begin (1) the bicycle is proceeding in the same direction as the motor vehicle;
new text end

new text begin (2) the driver of the motor vehicle either (i) provides a safe clearance distance, in no
case less than the greater of three feet or one-half the width of the motor vehicle, or (ii)
completely enters the left lane of the highway;
new text end

new text begin (3) the operator of the bicycle is not (i) making a left turn, or (ii) signaling that the bicycle
operator intends to make a left turn; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the driver of the motor vehicle complies with all other applicable requirements under
this section.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.345, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Scope of privilege.

(a) A vehicle described in section 168.021, subdivision
1, paragraph (a), that prominently displays the certificate authorized by this section or that
bears the disability plate or plates issued under section 168.021 may be parked by or solely
for the benefit of a physically disabled person:

(1) in a designated parking space for disabled persons, as provided in section 169.346;

(2) in a metered parking space without obligation to pay the meter fee and without time
restrictions unless time restrictions are separately posted on official signs; and

(3) without time restrictions in a nonmetered space where parking is otherwise allowed
for passenger vehicles but restricted to a maximum period of time and that does not
specifically prohibit the exercise of disabled parking privileges in that space.

A person may park the vehicle for a physically disabled person in a parking space described
in clause (1) or (2) only when actually transporting the physically disabled person for the
sole benefit of that person and when the parking space is within a reasonable distance from
the drop-off point.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, a certificate is prominently displayed if it is displayed
so that it may be viewed from the front and rear of the motor vehicle by hanging it from the
rearview mirror attached to the front windshield of the motor vehicle or, in the case of a
motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized bicyclenew text end, is secured to the vehicle. If there is no rearview mirror
or if the certificate holder's disability precludes placing the certificate on the mirror, the
certificate must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. No part of the certificate may
be obscured.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), and (3), this section does not permit
parking in areas prohibited by sections 169.32 and 169.34, in designated no parking spaces,
or in parking spaces reserved for specified purposes or vehicles. A local governmental unit
may, by ordinance, prohibit parking on any street or highway to create a fire lane, or to
accommodate heavy traffic during morning and afternoon rush hours and these ordinances
also apply to physically disabled persons.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.345, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Identifying certificate.

(a) The commissioner shall issue (1) immediately, a
permit valid for 30 days if the person is eligible for the certificate issued under this section
and (2) an identifying certificate for a vehicle described in section 168.021, subdivision 1,
paragraph (a), when a physically disabled applicant submits proof of physical disability
under subdivision 2a. The commissioner shall design separate certificates for persons with
permanent and temporary disabilities that can be readily distinguished from each other from
outside a vehicle at a distance of 25 feet or, in the case of a motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized
bicycle
new text end, can be readily secured to the motorcyclenew text begin or motorized bicyclenew text end. An applicant may
be issued up to two certificates if the applicant has not been issued disability plates under
section 168.021.

(b) The operator of a vehicle displaying a certificate has the parking privileges provided
in subdivision 1 only while the vehicle is actually parked while transporting a physically
disabled person.

(c) The commissioner shall cancel all certificates issued to an applicant who fails to
comply with the requirements of this subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.444, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Violations by drivers; penalties.

(a) A person who fails to stop a vehicle or
to keep it stopped, as required in subdivision 1, or who violates subdivision 1a, is guilty of
a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than deleted text begin$300deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end.

(b) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the person fails to stop a motor vehicle
or to keep it stopped, as required in subdivision 1, or who violates subdivision 1a, and
commits either or both of the following acts:

(1) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle on the right-hand,
passenger-door side of the bus; or

(2) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle when a school child is
outside of and on the street or highway used by the school bus or on the adjacent sidewalk.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to violations
committed on and after that date.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.449, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Rules.

The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules governing
the operation of school buses used for transportation of school children, when owned or
operated by a school or privately owned and operated under a contract with a schooldeleted text begin, and
these rules must be made a part of that contract by reference
deleted text end. Each school, its officers and
employees, and each person employed under the contract is subject to these rules.

Sec. 35.

new text begin [169.8295] WEIGHT LIMITS; VEHICLES TRANSPORTING MILK.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Weight limits increase. new text end

new text begin (a) The weight limitations under sections 169.823
to 169.829 are increased by ten percent for a single-unit vehicle transporting fluid milk from
the point of production to:
new text end

new text begin (1) another point of production for additional loading; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the point of first processing.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding sections 169.824, subdivision 1, paragraph (d); 169.826, subdivision
3; or other law to the contrary, a permit is not required to operate a vehicle under this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) The seasonal weight increases under section 169.826, subdivision 1, do not apply to
a vehicle operated under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Requirements; restrictions. new text end

new text begin A vehicle operated under this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87, except as otherwise
provided under section 169.87, subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (2) is subject to bridge load limits posted under section 169.84; and
new text end

new text begin (3) must not be operated with a load that exceeds the tire manufacturer's recommended
load, the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating as affixed to the vehicle, or other
certification of gross vehicle weight rating under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
sections 567.4 to 567.7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.865, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Requirements; restrictions.

(a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles operating
under this section:

(1) is subject to axle weight limitations under section 169.824, subdivision 1;

(2) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87;

(3) is subject to bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;

(4) may only be operated on paved streets and highways other than interstate highways;

(5) may not be operated with loads that exceed the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight
rating as affixed to the vehicle, or other certification of gross vehicle weight rating complying
with Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, sections 567.4 to 567.7;

(6) must be issued a permit from each road authority having jurisdiction over a road on
which the vehicle is operated, if required;

(7) must comply with the requirements of section 169.851, subdivision 4; and

(8) must have brakes on all wheels.

(b) The percentage allowances for exceeding gross weights if transporting unfinished
forest products under section 168.013, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), or for the first haul of
unprocessed or raw farm products or unfinished forest products under section 168.013,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (d), clause (3), do not apply to a vehicle or combination of vehicles
operated under this section.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or combination of vehicles
hauling fluid milk under a permit issued by the commissioner of transportation may also
operate on interstate highways as provided under United States Code, title 23, section 127.
new text end

Sec. 37.

new text begin [169.869] SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS PERMIT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "construction materials" means
highway construction materials, building construction materials, and associated demolition
materials, including but not limited to aggregate material as defined in section 298.75,
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), hot mix asphalt, plastic concrete, cementitious materials,
concrete admixtures, asphalt cement, construction demolition materials, and recycled road
materials.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Six-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation may issue an annual
permit authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to
haul construction materials and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 90,000 pounds; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300, or a proportional amount
as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Seven-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation may issue an
annual permit authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more
axles to haul construction materials and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 97,000 pounds; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500, or a proportional amount
as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Authority; restrictions. new text end

new text begin (a) A permit issued by the commissioner under this
section is valid for operation on highways regardless of jurisdiction, subject to paragraph
(b).
new text end

new text begin (b) A vehicle or combination of vehicles operating under this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) may only be operated on paved or unpaved streets and highways, other than interstate
highways;
new text end

new text begin (2) must comply with the requirements and restrictions in section 169.865, subdivision
3, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), (5), (7), and (8); and
new text end

new text begin (3) must be operated in compliance with truck route requirements and vehicle weight
restrictions, as established under section 169.87, subdivision 1, by a local road authority or
the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Revenues. new text end

new text begin Revenue from the permits issued by the commissioner under this
section must be deposited in the town bridge account. Revenue deposited under this
subdivision is available to inspect and post weight limits for town bridges.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration date for
a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the permitted
vehicle's registration.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Permit information. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must make information available to
local road authorities on an Internet Web site that identifies permit issuances under this
section and the counties in which a vehicle with a permit is intended to be operated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Local preferred routes. new text end

new text begin A local road authority may identify local preferred
routes for operating a vehicle on local streets and highways under a permit issued in this
section. A holder of a permit issued in this section and any person seeking to apply for a
permit are encouraged to:
new text end

new text begin (1) upon request of a local road authority, provide comment on identification of preferred
routes; and
new text end

new text begin (2) make reasonable efforts to operate a vehicle on the preferred routes when operating
under the permit.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.02, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Exception for type III vehicle drivers.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 2,
the holder of a class A, B, C, or D driver's license, without a school bus endorsement, may
operate a type III vehicle described in section 169.011, subdivision 71, paragraph (h), under
the conditions in deleted text beginparagraphs (b) through (o)deleted text endnew text begin this subdivisionnew text end.

(b) The operator is an employee of the entity that owns, leases, or contracts for the school
bus.

(c) The operator's employer has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for
annual training and certification of the operator in:

(1) safe operation of a type III vehicle;

(2) understanding student behavior, including issues relating to students with disabilities;

(3) encouraging orderly conduct of students on the bus and handling incidents of
misconduct appropriately;

(4) knowing and understanding relevant laws, rules of the road, and local school bus
safety policies;

(5) handling emergency situations;

(6) proper use of seat belts and child safety restraints;

(7) performance of pretrip vehicle inspections;

(8) safe loading and unloading of students, including, but not limited to:

(i) utilizing a safe location for loading and unloading students at the curb, on the nontraffic
side of the roadway, or at off-street loading areas, driveways, yards, and other areas to
enable the student to avoid hazardous conditions;

(ii) refraining from loading and unloading students in a vehicular traffic lane, on the
shoulder, in a designated turn lane, or a lane adjacent to a designated turn lane;

(iii) avoiding a loading or unloading location that would require a pupil to cross a road,
or ensuring that the driver or an aide personally escort the pupil across the road if it is not
reasonably feasible to avoid such a location;

(iv) placing the type III vehicle in "park" during loading and unloading; and

(v) escorting a pupil across the road under item (iii) only after the motor is stopped, the
ignition key is removed, the brakes are set, and the vehicle is otherwise rendered immobile;
and

(9) compliance with paragraph (k), concerning reporting certain convictions to the
employer within ten days of the date of conviction.

(d) A background check or background investigation of the operator has been conducted
that meets the requirements under section 122A.18, subdivision 8, or 123B.03 for school
district employees; section 144.057 or chapter 245C for day care employees; or section
171.321, subdivision 3, for all other persons operating a type III vehicle under this
subdivision.

(e) Operators shall submit to a physical examination as required by section 171.321,
subdivision 2
.

(f) The operator's employer requires preemployment drug testing of applicants for
operator positions. Current operators must comply with the employer's policy under section
181.951, subdivisions 2, 4, and 5. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the operator's
employer may use a Breathalyzer or similar device to fulfill random alcohol testing
requirements.

(g) The operator's driver's license is verified annually by the entity that owns, leases, or
contracts for the type III vehicle as required under section 171.321, subdivision 5.

(h) A person who sustains a conviction, as defined under section 609.02, of violating
section 169A.25, 169A.26, 169A.27, or 169A.31, or whose driver's license is revoked under
sections 169A.50 to 169A.53 of the implied consent law, or who is convicted of violating
or whose driver's license is revoked under a similar statute or ordinance of another state, is
precluded from operating a type III vehicle for five years from the date of conviction.

(i) A person who has ever been convicted of a disqualifying offense as defined in section
171.3215, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), may not operate a type III vehicle under this
subdivision.

(j) A person who sustains a conviction, as defined under section 609.02, of a moving
offense in violation of chapter 169 within three years of the first of three other moving
offenses is precluded from operating a type III vehicle for one year from the date of the last
conviction.

(k) An operator who sustains a conviction as described in paragraph (h), (i), or (j) while
employed by the entity that owns, leases, or contracts for the school bus, shall report the
conviction to the employer within ten days of the date of the conviction.

(l)new text begin An operator of a type III vehicle whose driver's license is suspended, revoked,
canceled, or disqualified by Minnesota, another state, or another jurisdiction must notify
the operator's employer in writing of the suspension, revocation, cancellation, lost privilege,
or disqualification. The operator must notify the operator's employer before the end of the
business day immediately following the day the operator received notice of the suspension,
revocation, cancellation, lost privilege, or disqualification.
new text end

new text begin (m)new text end Students riding the type III vehicle must have training required under section
123B.90, subdivision 2.

deleted text begin (m)deleted text endnew text begin (n)new text end Documentation of meeting the requirements listed in this subdivision must be
maintained under separate file at the business location for each type III vehicle operator.
The business manager, school board, governing body of a nonpublic school, or any other
entity that owns, leases, or contracts for the type III vehicle operating under this subdivision
is responsible for maintaining these files for inspection.

deleted text begin (n)deleted text endnew text begin (o)new text end The type III vehicle must bear a current certificate of inspection issued under
section 169.451.

deleted text begin (o)deleted text endnew text begin (p)new text end An employee of a school or of a school district, who is not employed for the sole
purpose of operating a type III vehicle, is exempt from paragraphs (e) and (f).

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.06, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Two-wheeled vehicle endorsement fee.

(a) The fee for any duplicate driver's
license obtained for the purpose of adding a two-wheeled vehicle endorsement is increased
by $18.50 for each first such duplicate license and $13 for each renewal thereof. The
additional fee must be paid into the state treasury and credited as follows:

(1) $11 of the additional fee for each first duplicate license, and $7 of the additional fee
for each renewal, must be credited to the motorcycle safety fund, which is hereby createddeleted text begin;
provided that ten percent of fee receipts in excess of $750,000 in a fiscal year must be
credited to the general fund
deleted text end.

(2) The remainder of the additional fee must be credited to the general fund.

(b) All application forms prepared by the commissioner for two-wheeled vehicle
endorsements must clearly state the amount of the total fee that is dedicated to the motorcycle
safety fund.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.061, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Application.

An applicant may file an application with an agent. The agent
shall receive and accept applications in accordance with the laws and rules of the Department
of Public Safety for a driver's license, restricted license, duplicate license, instruction permit,
Minnesota identification card, or motorized bicycle operator's permit. new text beginApplication records
must be maintained at the office of the agent in a manner that complies with sections 13.05,
subdivision 5, and 13.055. As an alternative to paper copy storage, an agent may retain
records and documents in a secure electronic medium that complies with the security
requirements under the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice
Information Services Division, Policy 5.4 or any successor policy, provided 60 days have
elapsed since the transaction and subject to standards established by the commissioner. The
agent is responsible for all costs associated with the conversion to electronic records and
maintenance of the electronic storage medium, including the destruction of existing paper
records after conversion to the electronic format. All queries and responses in the secure
electronic medium, and all actions in which data are entered, updated, accessed, or shared
or disseminated by the agent must be contained in a data audit trail. Data contained in the
audit trail are public to the extent the data are not otherwise classified under this section.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.12, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Certain convictions not recorded.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c),
the department shall not keep on the record of a driver any conviction for a violation of a
speed limit of 55 miles per hour unless the violation consisted of a speed greater than ten
miles per hour in excess of the speed limit.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), the department shall not keep on the record of
a driver any conviction for a violation of a speed limit of 60 miles per hour unless the
violation consisted of a speed greater than:

(1) ten miles per hour in excess of the speed limit, for any violation occurring on or after
August 1, 2012, and before August 1, 2014; or

(2) five miles per hour in excess of the speed limit, for any violation occurring on or
after August 1, 2014.

(c) This subdivision does not apply to (1) a violation that occurs in a commercial motor
vehicle, or (2) a violation committed by a holder of a class A, B, or C commercial driver's
licensenew text begin or commercial driver learner's permitnew text end, without regard to whether the violation was
committed in a commercial motor vehicle or another vehicle.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin Abandoned and discontinued. new text end

new text begin "Abandoned and discontinued" means an
outdoor advertising device that ceases to display advertising copy for a minimum of one
year and is not otherwise being actively marketed to display advertising copy.
new text end

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 17a. new text end

new text begin Conforming. new text end

new text begin "Conforming" means an outdoor advertising device that
complies with the requirements of this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Commercial or industrial activity.

new text begin(a) new text end"Commercial or industrial activity"
for the purposes of unzoned commercial or industrial areas means an activity generally
recognized as commercial or industrial by zoning authorities in this statedeleted text begin, except thatdeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end None of the following activities shall be considered commercial or industrial:

(1) outdoor advertising devicesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(2) agricultural, forestry, ranching, grazing, farming and related activities, including,
but not limited to, temporary wayside fresh produce standsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(3) transient or temporary activitiesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(4) activities not visible from the main-traveled waydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(5) activities more than 660 feet from the nearest edge of the right-of-waydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(6) activities conducted in a building principally used as a residencedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(7) railroad tracks and minor sidingsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (8) advertising located on vehicles or tractor trailers;
new text end

new text begin (9) commercial establishments or businesses that have ceased to exist or operate; or
new text end

new text begin (10) a business created to install new outdoor advertising devices.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21a. new text end

new text begin Nonconforming. new text end

new text begin "Nonconforming" means an outdoor advertising device
that was lawfully erected and has been maintained lawfully but does not comply with the
requirements of this chapter. A nonconforming sign is one that remains in substantially the
same condition it was on the effective date of this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21b. new text end

new text begin Off-premise new text end

new text begin "Off-premise" means an outdoor advertising device that
advertises or pertains to any business, product, person, activity, event, or service that is not
primarily conducted, sold, manufactured, offered, or located on the property where the sign
is located.
new text end

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, subdivision 23, is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Scenic area.

"Scenic area" means an area within which control and regulation
of the erection and maintenance of advertising devices may be exercised to the extent herein
provided and such areas shall include only those established as such by the commissioner
of transportation.new text begin Scenic area includes a scenic byway under United States Code, title 23,
section 162.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 23a. new text end

new text begin Scenic byways. new text end

new text begin "Scenic byways" means roads that recognize outstanding
scenic, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and archaeological qualities and landscapes
pursuant to United States Code, title 23, section 162.
new text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority.

The commissioner of transportation deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end adopt and
may modify, amend, or repeal rules governing the deleted text beginissuance of permits or renewals thereof
for the erection and
deleted text end maintenance of new text beginlegal nonconformingnew text end advertising devices within scenic
areas; provided that the commissioner shall not adopt, modify, amend, or repeal any rule
that will impair any agreement deleted text beginwithdeleted text endnew text begin between the state andnew text end the federal governmentnew text begin under
this chapter
new text end. The commissioner of transportation may limit the application of any rule
adopted by the commissioner to exclude or include in whole or in part, specified areas within
the scenic area based upon use, nature of the surrounding community, or such other factors
as may make separate classification or rule necessary or desirable.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Forms; content.

Application for permits or renewals thereof for the
placement deleted text beginand maintenancedeleted text end of advertising devices deleted text beginwithin scenic areas shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be on
forms prescribed by the commissioner and deleted text beginshalldeleted text end contain deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end information as the commissioner
may require. No advertising device shall be placed without the consent of the owner or
occupant of the land, and adequate proof of such consent shall be submitted to the
commissioner at the time application is made for such permits or renewals. new text beginA permit is
required to access state right-of-way to maintain an advertising device.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Seed sign exemption. new text end

new text begin Crop varietal and seed corn signs adjacent to interstate
and primary highways may be erected if the device:
new text end

new text begin (1) is located on demonstration plats;
new text end

new text begin (2) is located on private property;
new text end

new text begin (3) does not violate section 160.27 or 160.2715; and
new text end

new text begin (4) does not reference an off-site address where the product may be sold.
new text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Violations; removal. new text end

new text begin The Department of Transportation may remove signs
that violate this section using the removal procedures under section 173.13, subdivision 11.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.13, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Removal of advertising device for noncompliance.

Advertising devices
erected or maintained after June 8, 1971, not complying with deleted text beginLaws 1971, chapter 883, and
not otherwise by Laws 1971, chapter 883, permitted to stand
deleted text end new text beginthis chapter new text endmay be removed
by the commissioner upon 60 days prior written notice by certified mail to the owner deleted text beginthereofdeleted text endnew text begin
of the advertising device
new text end and to the owner of the real property on which deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end new text beginthenew text end advertising
device is locateddeleted text begin, provided thatdeleted text endnew text begin.new text end No notice deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end required to be given to the owner of
an advertising device whose name is not stated upon the advertising device or the structure
on which it is displayed, unless the name of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end owner is otherwise reasonably known
to the commissioner. new text beginThe owner of the removed device is liable to the state for the costs of
removal.
new text endThe period of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end notice deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end computed from the date of mailingdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin to both
the owner of the advertising device and the owner of the real property where the device is
located. The department must store a removed outdoor advertising device for a minimum
of 30 days prior to disposal. If the outdoor advertising device is not retrieved by the owner
within 30 days of removal, the department may dispose of the outdoor advertising device.
The state is not liable for trespass actions or sign costs for outdoor advertising devices
removed under this subdivision if proper notice has been served.
new text end

Sec. 54.

new text begin [173.155] CHANGEABLE ELECTRONIC VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, "changeable electronic
variable message sign" or "CEVMS" means an outdoor advertising device that contains
light-emitting diodes or other technology to display copy visible during the day and during
the night, with the copy changes initiated electronically.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin Intermittent, animated, scrolling, full-motion video elements, or
moving lights are prohibited on outdoor advertising devices, including CEVMS.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exceptions. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a CEVMS is permissible if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the message does not change more frequently than once every six seconds;
new text end

new text begin (2) the transition between messages or copy does not exceed two seconds in duration;
new text end

new text begin (3) the message brightness does not exceed 0.3 foot-candles over ambient light, as
measured using a foot candle meter from the following distances:
new text end

new text begin (i) for signs with a nominal face size of 12 feet by 25 feet, from 150 feet;
new text end

new text begin (ii) for signs with a nominal face size of ten feet, six inches, by 36 feet, from 200 feet;
and
new text end

new text begin (iii) for signs with a nominal face size of 14 feet by 48 feet, from 250 feet; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the sign must not cause beams or rays of light to be directed at the traveled way if
the light is of such intensity or brilliance as to cause glare that impairs the vision of the
driver of a motor vehicle, or interfere with any driver's operation of a motor vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (b) The brightness measurement under paragraph (a), clause (3), must be conducted at
least 30 minutes after sunset or at least 30 minutes before sunrise. Each CEVMS must have
automatic dimming technology that adjusts the device's brightness levels in response to
changes in ambient light.
new text end

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.16, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Stationary structure. new text end

new text begin Advertising devices must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be stationary;
new text end

new text begin (2) be immobile;
new text end

new text begin (3) not have wheels; and
new text end

new text begin (4) be incapable of relocation without a permit.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.16, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Permanent business. new text end

new text begin (a) A business that is located in an unzoned commercial
and industrial area must be in existence for at least three months before a permit may be
issued. An outdoor advertising device erected prior to receiving a permit is subject to
removal.
new text end

new text begin (b) A commercial establishment may demonstrate evidence of its existence by having
a Web site, a telephone number that is answered or has an answering machine identifying
the business, a storefront, pictorial evidence of the business, a building permit, or a lease.
new text end

Sec. 57.

new text begin [173.265] OUTDOOR ADVERTISING DEVICES; REMOVAL;
MAINTENANCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Destroyed" means that more than 50 percent of a nonconforming outdoor advertising
device's upright supports are physically damaged to a degree that normal repair practices
would require replacement of broken wooden supports or replacement of broken, bent, or
twisted supports for metal sign structures.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Reasonable repair and maintenance" means customary maintenance and change of
a sign's copy or message, and includes replacement of existing light fixtures with energy
efficient fixtures or installation of other energy efficiency improvements. Reasonable repair
and maintenance does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the addition of illumination;
new text end

new text begin (2) repair, reinstallation, erection, or maintenance for outdoor advertising devices that
are destroyed, as defined under paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (3) enlarging the nonconforming device;
new text end

new text begin (4) changing the device from a wood structure to a steel or concrete structure; or
new text end

new text begin (5) any change that would terminate nonconforming status.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Substantial change" means any action that does not constitute reasonable repair and
maintenance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin This section applies only to outdoor advertising devices subject
to state and federal regulation under United States Code, title 23, section 131, and any
regulations adopted under that law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Removal. new text end

new text begin The department may remove a destroyed, abandoned, or discontinued
outdoor advertising device, subject to the limitations provided under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reasonable repair and maintenance. new text end

new text begin (a) The owner of an outdoor advertising
device may perform reasonable repair and maintenance on any device, provided the device
is not destroyed.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any action not constituting reasonable repair and maintenance will subject the outdoor
advertising device to immediate removal under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Substantial change. new text end

new text begin Substantial changes to outdoor advertising devices are
prohibited. A substantial change to a nonconforming outdoor advertising device will subject
the sign to immediate removal under subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Revision of statewide multimodal transportation plan.

(a) The commissioner
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end revise the statewide multimodal transportation plan by January 15, deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2022new text end,
and by January 15 of every deleted text beginfourdeleted text endnew text begin fivenew text end years thereafter. Before final adoption of a revised
plan, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end hold a hearing to receive public comment on the
preliminary draft of the revised plan.

(b) Each revised statewide multimodal transportation plan must:

(1) incorporate the goals of the state transportation system in section 174.01;

(2) establish objectives, policies, and strategies for achieving those goals; and

(3) identify performance targets for measuring progress and achievement of transportation
system goals, objectives, or policies.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Statewide highway deleted text begin20-year capitaldeleted text end investment plan.

deleted text beginBy January 15, 2013,
and in conjunction with
deleted text endnew text begin Within one year ofnew text end each deleted text beginfuturedeleted text end revision of the statewide multimodal
transportation plannew text begin under subdivision 1anew text end, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end prepare a 20-year
statewide highway deleted text begincapitaldeleted text end investment plan that:

(1) incorporates performance measures and targets for assessing progress and achievement
of the state's transportation goals, objectives, and policies identified in this chapter for the
state trunk highway system, and those goals, objectives, and policies established in the
statewide multimodal transportation plan. Performance targets must be based on objectively
verifiable measures, and address, at a minimum, preservation and maintenance of the
structural condition of state highway bridges and pavements, safety, and mobility;

(2) summarizes trends and impacts for each performance target over the past five years;

(3) summarizes the amount and analyzes the impact of the department's capital
investments and priorities over the past five years on each performance target, including a
comparison of prior plan projected costs with actual costs;

(4) identifies the investments required to meet the established performance targets over
the next 20-year period;

(5) projects available state and federal funding over the 20-year period, including any
unique, competitive, time-limited, or focused funding opportunities;

(6) identifies strategies to ensure the most efficient use of existing transportation
infrastructure, and to maximize the performance benefits of projected available funding;

(7) establishes investment priorities for projected funding, including a schedule of major
projects or improvement programs for the 20-year period together with projected costs and
impact on performance targets; and

(8) identifies those performance targets identified under clause (1) not expected to meet
the target outcome over the 20-year period together with alternative strategies that could
be implemented to meet the targets.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1e. new text end

new text begin Capacity and major highway projects; planning and programming. new text end

new text begin (a)
The commissioner must implement a process concerning trunk highway projects that are
not included in the state transportation improvement program. The commissioner must use
the process for projects that expand trunk highway system capacity and for major highway
projects, as defined in section 174.56, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) At a minimum, the process must:
new text end

new text begin (1) establish standard, objective procedures for planning, project identification,
development, prioritization, and programming;
new text end

new text begin (2) address fiscal considerations, including total expenditures to develop projects that
are not programmed;
new text end

new text begin (3) communicate to stakeholders and the general public an outline of the process and a
list of specific capacity projects, using plain language descriptions and information; and
new text end

new text begin (4) integrate with the department's programs that involve alternative project selection
methods, including but not limited to the corridors of commerce program under section
161.088 and the transportation economic development program under section 174.12.
new text end

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Certification and disbursal for project of political subdivision.

Before
disbursement of an appropriation made from the fund to the commissioner of transportation
for grants to subdivisions of the state, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end certifynew text begin thatnew text end:

(1) deleted text beginthat the project for which the grant is made has been reviewed as provided in
subdivision 4;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) thatdeleted text end the project conforms to the program authorized by the appropriation law and
rules adopted by the Department of Transportation consistent therewith; and

deleted text begin (3) thatdeleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end the financing of any estimated cost of the project in excess of the amount of
the grant is assured by the appropriation of the proceeds of bonds or other funds of the
subdivision, or by a grant from an agency of the federal government, within the amount of
funds then appropriated to that agency and allocated by it to projects within the state, and
by an irrevocable undertaking, in a resolution of the governing body of the subdivision, to
use all funds so made available exclusively for the project, and to pay any additional amount
by which the cost exceeds the estimate through appropriation to the construction fund of
additional funds or the proceeds of additional bonds to be issued by the subdivision.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 6b, is amended to read:


Subd. 6b.

Bridge costs in smaller cities.

(a) The commissioner may make grants from
the state transportation fund to a home rule or statutory city with a population of 5,000 or
less for design, engineering, and construction of bridges on city streets.

deleted text begin (b) Grants under this subdivision are subject to the procedures and criteria established
under subdivisions 5, 6, and 7.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Grants may be used for:

(1) 100 percent of the design and engineering costs that are in excess of $10,000;

(2) 100 percent of the bridge approach work costs that are in excess of $10,000; and

(3) 100 percent of the bridge construction work costs.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 6c, is amended to read:


Subd. 6c.

Fracture-critical bridges.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The commissioner may make a grant to any
political subdivision for replacement or rehabilitation of a fracture-critical bridge. To be
eligible for a grant under this subdivision, the project must produce a bridge structure:

(1) that is no longer classified as fracture critical, by having alternate load paths; and

(2) whose failure of a main component will not result in the collapse of the bridge.

deleted text begin (b) A grant under this subdivision is subject to the procedures and criteria established
under subdivisions 5 and 6.
deleted text end

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Bridge grant program; rulemaking.

(a) The commissioner of transportation
shall develop rules, procedures for application for grants, conditions of grant administration,
standards, and criteria as provided under subdivision 6, including bridge specifications, in
cooperation with road authorities of political subdivisions, for use in the administration of
funds appropriated to the commissioner and for the administration of grants to subdivisions.
new text begin Grants under this section are subject to the procedures and criteria established in this
subdivision and in subdivisions 5 and 6.
new text end

(b) The maximum use of standardized bridges is encouraged. Regardless of the size of
the existing bridge, a bridge or replacement bridge is eligible for assistance from the state
transportation fund if a hydrological survey indicates that the bridge or replacement bridge
must be ten feet or more in length.

(c) As part of the standards or rules, the commissioner shall, in consultation with local
road authorities, establish a minimum distance between any two bridges that cross over the
same river, stream, or waterway, so that only one of the bridges is eligible for a grant under
this section. As appropriate, the commissioner may establish exceptions from the minimum
distance requirement or procedures for obtaining a variance.

(d) Political subdivisions may use grants made under this section to construct or
reconstruct bridges, including but not limited to:

(1) matching federal aid grants to construct or reconstruct key bridges;

(2) paying the costs to abandon an existing bridge that is deficient and in need of
replacement but where no replacement will be made; and

(3) paying the costs to construct a road or street to facilitate the abandonment of an
existing bridge if the commissioner determines that the bridge is deficient, and that
construction of the road or street is more economical than replacement of the existing bridge.

(e) Funds appropriated to the commissioner from the Minnesota state transportation
fund shall be segregated from the highway tax user distribution fund and other funds created
by article XIV of the Minnesota Constitution.

new text begin (f) The maximum grant amount for a local bridge replacement or rehabilitation project
under this section is $7,000,000. If in any year money appropriated for local bridge
replacement or rehabilitation projects remains available after all projects on the
commissioner's priority list for which the state share is $7,000,000 or less have been funded,
the commissioner may make grants for more than $7,000,000.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 65.

new text begin [174.54] TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES FUND.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Fund established. new text end

new text begin A transportation priorities fund is established in the
state treasury, under the budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having
jurisdiction over transportation finance. The fund consists of money provided by law, and
any other funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided. Money in the fund
must be allocated solely for transportation purposes as specified in this section and as
provided by law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Financial reports. new text end

new text begin Any report or financial statement required by law to be
submitted to the legislature that provides financial information on the transportation priorities
fund must include accounting information on each account established within the fund,
including revenues and sources, transfers, uses, and account balance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fund allocation; net funds. new text end

new text begin (a) In fiscal year 2020 and thereafter, the
commissioner of transportation must allocate funds in the transportation priorities fund as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) 70.5 percent transferred to the commissioner of transportation for deposit in the
highway user tax distribution fund, provided that this amount is reduced by the amount
transferred as specified in subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (2) four percent to the small cities assistance account;
new text end

new text begin (3) three percent for the local bridge replacement and rehabilitation program under
section 174.50;
new text end

new text begin (4) 1.5 percent for the hazardous materials rail safety program under section 219.016;
new text end

new text begin (5) 0.75 percent for purposes of replacement of highway-rail grade crossing warning
devices;
new text end

new text begin (6) 0.25 percent for the public highway-rail grade crossing quiet zone program under
section 219.166;
new text end

new text begin (7) ten percent for distribution as provided in subdivision 5; and
new text end

new text begin (8) ten percent transferred to the commissioner of transportation for deposit in the greater
Minnesota transit account in the transit assistance fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) Funds allocated under paragraph (a) exclude any amounts that are in an account in
the transportation priorities fund, and any amounts otherwise appropriated or transferred
from the fund by law. Funds allocated under paragraph (a) include any amounts canceled
to the fund under section 16A.28 or as otherwise provided by law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fund allocation; debt service. new text end

new text begin An amount equal to the necessary debt service
on trunk highway bond proceeds appropriated in article 2, section 2, subdivision 2, of this
act is annually transferred from the transportation priorities fund to the commissioner of
transportation for deposit in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Fund allocation; certain metropolitan area county roads. new text end

new text begin (a) The
commissioner of transportation must distribute the funds under subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), clause (7), and any other funds appropriated specifically for purposes of this subdivision
to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4,
excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county receives from that
amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section 477A.011, subdivision 3,
estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the current calendar year, bears to
the total population of the counties receiving funds under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (b) Funds distributed under this subdivision are for construction, reconstruction, and
maintenance of county highways, including county state-aid highways.
new text end

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.56, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Report required.

(a) The commissioner of transportation deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
submit a report by December 15 of each year deleted text beginondeleted text endnew text begin that includes:
new text end

(1) the status of major highway projectsnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end completed during the previous two yearsnew text begin;new text end or

new text begin (ii)new text end under construction or planned during the year of the report deleted text beginand for the ensuing 15
years, (2) trunk highway fund expenditures, and
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) a list of any major highway projects identified in capital investment plans or identified
as reasonably likely for inclusion in the state transportation improvement program within
the next ten years;
new text end

(3) deleted text beginbeginning with the report due in 2016,deleted text endnew text begin a list of any major highway projects removed
from, delayed within, or delayed from inclusion in the state transportation improvement
program or capital investment plans, including a discussion of the rationale for the delay
or removal;
new text end

new text begin (4) an explanation of the highway project selection process, including key milestones
and decision-making steps;
new text end

new text begin (5) the annual budget for products and services for each Department of Transportation
district and office, with a comparison to actual spending and including measures of
productivity for the previous fiscal year; and
new text end

new text begin (6) information detailingnew text end efficiencies achieved during the previous two fiscal yearsnew text begin,
which must describe each of the specific changes made and the methodology used to calculate
efficiencies
new text end.

(b) For purposes of this section, a "major highway project" is a highway project that has
a total cost for all segments that the commissioner estimates at the time of the report to be
at least (1) $15,000,000 in the metropolitan highway construction district, or (2) $5,000,000
in any nonmetropolitan highway construction district.new text begin A major highway project does not
include district set-asides.
new text end

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.56, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Report contents; major highway projects.

new text begin(a) new text endFor each major highway projectnew text begin
under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1),
new text end the report must include:

(1) a description of the project sufficient to specify its scope and location;

(2) a history of the project, includingdeleted text begin,deleted text end but not limited todeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin and as applicable:new text end previous
official actions by the department or the appropriate area transportation partnership, or both,
the date on which the project was first included in the state transportation improvement deleted text beginplandeleted text endnew text begin
program
new text end, the cost of the project at that time, the planning estimate for the project, the
engineer's estimate, the award price, the final cost as of six months after substantial
completion, includingnew text begin a total amount fornew text end any supplemental agreements and cost overruns
or cost savings, the dates of environmental approval, the dates of municipal approval, the
date of final geometric layout, and the date of establishment of any construction limits;

(3) the project's priority listing or rank within its construction district, if any, as well as
the reasons for that listing or rank, the criteria used in prioritization or rank, any changes
in that prioritization or rank since the project was first included in a department work plan,
and the reasons for those changes;new text begin and
new text end

(4) past and potential future reasons for delay in letting or completing the project, details
of all project cost changes that exceed $500,000, and specific modifications deleted text beginto the overall
program
deleted text end that are made as a result of delays and project cost changesdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (5) two representative trunk highway construction projects, one each from the
department's metropolitan district and from greater Minnesota, and for each project report
the cost of environmental mitigation and compliance; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) the annual budget for products and services for each Department of Transportation
district and office, with comparison to actual spending and including measures of productivity
for the previous fiscal year.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) For each major highway project under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clauses (2) and
(3), the report must include, as available, a project description and a summary of project
status, scoping activity, and cost estimates.
new text end

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.56, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Availability of information. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must maintain on an Internet
Web site information for each major highway project, which must at a minimum include
the report contents identified in subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 69.

new text begin [174.57] SNOW AND ICE CONTROL; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) In a fiscal year in which the commissioner expends more than 110 percent of the
established biennial expenditure level for snow and ice management, the commissioner may
use an additional amount for this purpose that does not exceed 50 percent of the
unappropriated balance in the trunk highway fund. The amount identified by the
commissioner under this paragraph is appropriated from the trunk highway fund to the
commissioner for snow and ice management purposes.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon using the appropriation authority in this section, the commissioner must notify
the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs, ranking minority members,
and staff of the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over
transportation finance. The notification must at a minimum identify the established biennial
expenditure level for snow and ice management and the amount appropriated under this
section.
new text end

new text begin (c) In each budget submission to the legislature under section 16A.11, the commissioner
must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the proposed biennial expenditure level for snow and ice management for the next
budget biennium; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the total amount expended or estimated to be expended under the appropriation in
this section for the budget biennium that is ending.
new text end

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.93, is amended to read:


174.93 deleted text beginGUIDEWAYdeleted text endnew text begin METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSITnew text end INVESTMENT.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given:

(1)new text begin "busway" means a form of transportation service, consisting of arterial or highway
bus rapid transit, limited stop bus service, and express bus service, provided to the public
on a regular and ongoing basis that does not primarily or substantially operate within
separated rights-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end "commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end "guideway" means a form of transportation service provided to the public on a
regular and ongoing basisdeleted text begin,deleted text end thatnew text begin primarily or substantiallynew text end operates deleted text beginon exclusive or controlleddeleted text end new text begin
within separated
new text end rights-of-way ornew text begin operates onnew text end rails deleted text beginin whole or in partdeleted text end, and includesnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end each line for intercity passenger rail, commuter rail, light rail transit,new text begin andnew text end streetcarsdeleted text begin,
and
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (ii) as applicable, each line for dedicated bus service, which may include arterial or
highway
new text end bus rapid transitnew text begin, limited stop bus service, and express bus service; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) any intermodal facility serving two or more lines identified in items (i) and (ii)new text end; and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end "local unit of government" means a county, statutory or home rule charter city,
town, or other political subdivision including, but not limited to, a regional railroad authority
or joint powers board.

(b) For purposes of this section, "sources of funds" includes, but is not limited to, money
from federal aid, state appropriations, the Metropolitan Council, special taxing districts,
local units of government, fare box recovery, and nonpublic sources.

(c) For purposes of this section, "budget activity" includes, but is not limited to,
environmental analysis, land acquisition, easements, design, preliminary and final
engineering, acquisition of vehicles and rolling stock, track improvement and rehabilitation,
and construction.

new text begin (d) Guideway does not include a busway.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Separated rights-of-way" includes exclusive, dedicated, or primary use of a
right-of-way by the public transportation service. Separated rights-of-way does not include
a shoulder, dynamic shoulder lane, or priced lane under section 160.93.
new text end

Subd. 1a.

new text beginGuideway new text endcapital project requests to legislature.

A state agency or local
unit of government that submits a request to the legislature to obtain state funds for a
guideway project shall, as part of the request, provide a summary financial plan for the
project that presents the following information as reflected by the data and level of detail
available in the latest phase of project development:

(1) capital expenditures and funding sources for the project, including expenditures to
date and total projected or estimated expenditures, with a breakdown by committed and
proposed sources of funds; and

(2) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures for the project, with a
breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds.

Subd. 2.

Legislative report.

(a)new text begin Annuallynew text end by January 15, deleted text begin2012, and by November 15 in
every odd-numbered year thereafter,
deleted text end the deleted text begincommissioner shalldeleted text endnew text begin council mustnew text end prepare, in
collaboration with the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin a report on comprehensive
transit finance in the metropolitan area. The council must
new text end submit deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end report electronically
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation policy and finance deleted text beginconcerningdeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report must be structured to provide financial information in six-month increments
corresponding to state and local fiscal years, and must use consistent assumptions and
methodologies. The report must comprehensively identify all funding sources and
expenditures related to transit in the metropolitan area, including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) sources and uses of funds from regional railroad authorities, joint powers agreements,
counties, and cities;
new text end

new text begin (2) expenditures for transit planning, feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, and other
transit project development; and
new text end

new text begin (3) expenditures for guideways, busways, regular route bus service, demand-response
service, and special transportation service under section 473.386.
new text end

new text begin (c) The report must include a section that identifiesnew text end the status of new text beginguideways in revenue
operation and
new text endguideway projects (1) currently in study, planning, development, or
construction; (2) identified in the transportation policy plan under section 473.146; or (3)
identified in the comprehensive statewide freight and passenger rail plan under section
174.03, subdivision 1b.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end At a minimum, thenew text begin guideways status section of thenew text end report must deleted text begininclude,deleted text endnew text begin providenew text end
for each guideway projectnew text begin wholly or partially in the metropolitan areanew text end:

(1) a brief description of the project, including projected ridership;

(2) a summary of the overall status and current phase of the project;

(3) a timeline that includes (i) project phases or milestonesnew text begin, including any federal
approvals
new text end; (ii) expected and known dates of commencement of each phase or milestone;
and (iii) expected and known dates of completion of each phase or milestone;

(4) a brief progress update on specific project phases or milestones completed since the
last previous submission of a report under this subdivision; and

(5) a summary financial plan that identifies, as reflected by the data and level of detail
available in the latest phase of project development and to the extent available:

(i) capital expenditures, including expenditures to date and total projected expenditures,
with a breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds for the project;

(ii) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures reflecting the level of
detail available in the current phase of the project development, with a breakdown by
committed and proposed sources of funds for the project; and

(iii) if feasible, project expenditures by budget activity.

new text begin (e) The report must include a section that summarizes the status of busways in revenue
operation and busway projects currently in study, planning, development, or construction.
new text end

new text begin (f) The report must include a section that identifies the total ridership, farebox recovery
ratio, and per-passenger operating subsidy for (1) each route and line in revenue operation
by a transit provider, including guideways, busways, and regular route bus service; and (2)
demand-response service and special transportation service. The section must provide data
on a per-passenger mile basis and must provide information for at least the previous three
years. The section must identify performance standards for farebox recovery and identify
each route and line that does not meet the standards.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end The report must also include a systemwide capacity analysis fornew text begin transit operations
and
new text end investment in deleted text beginguidewaydeleted text end expansion and maintenance that:

(1) provides a funding projection, annually over the ensuing ten years, and with a
breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds, of:

(i) total capital expenditures for guidewaysnew text begin and for buswaysnew text end;

(ii) total operations and maintenance expenditures for guidewaysnew text begin and for buswaysnew text end;

(iii) total funding available for guidewaysnew text begin and for buswaysnew text end, including from projected or
estimated farebox recovery; and

(iv) total funding available for transit service in the metropolitan area; and

(2) evaluates the availability of funds and distribution of sources of funds for guidewaynew text begin
and for busway
new text end investments.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end The deleted text beginprojectiondeleted text endnew text begin capacity analysisnew text end under paragraph deleted text begin(c), clause (1),deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end must deleted text beginbe fordeleted text end
new text begin include new text endall guidewaynew text begin and buswaynew text end lines for which deleted text beginstatedeleted text endnew text begin publicnew text end funds are reasonably expected
to be expended in planning, development, construction, deleted text beginordeleted text end revenue operationnew text begin, or capital
maintenance
new text end during the ensuing ten years.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end Local units of government deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide assistance and information in a
timely manner as requested by the commissioner or council for completion of the report.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 71.

new text begin [219.016] OIL AND OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RAIL SAFETY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin A hazardous materials rail safety program is
established for the purpose of reducing the risks associated with the transportation of oil,
ethanol, and other hazardous material by rail.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Hazardous materials rail safety account. new text end

new text begin A hazardous materials rail safety
account is established in the transportation priorities fund. The account consists of funds as
provided by law, and any other funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Use of funds. new text end

new text begin Funds appropriated for the program under this section may only
be used for capital costs associated with planning, engineering, administration, and
construction of public highway-rail grade crossing improvements on rail corridors
transporting crude oil and other hazardous materials. Improvements may include upgrades
to existing protection systems, the closing of crossings and necessary roadwork, and
reconstruction of at-grade crossings to full grade separations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicants. new text end

new text begin Counties, statutory or home rule charter cities, or towns
that are responsible for establishing and maintaining public highway-rail grade crossings
on rail corridors transporting crude oil and other hazardous materials may apply to the
commissioner for financial assistance under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grants; authorization. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may approve grants for financial
assistance to eligible applicants for capital costs associated with hazardous materials rail
safety projects on public highway-rail grade crossings. Qualifying capital costs include, but
are not limited to, upgrades to existing protection systems, the closing of crossings and
necessary roadwork, and reconstruction of at-grade crossings to full grade separations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Grants; criteria for grant award. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must consider the
following criteria to evaluate applications for a grant award for a hazardous materials rail
safety project:
new text end

new text begin (1) whether the crossing was identified as a potential candidate for grade separation in
the Department of Transportation's crude by rail grade crossing study (Improvements to
Highway Grade Crossings and Rail Safety, December 2014);
new text end

new text begin (2) roadway traffic volumes and speeds;
new text end

new text begin (3) train volumes and speeds;
new text end

new text begin (4) adjacent land use;
new text end

new text begin (5) crash history;
new text end

new text begin (6) use of the crossing by emergency vehicles;
new text end

new text begin (7) use of the crossing by vehicles carrying hazardous materials; and
new text end

new text begin (8) local financial contributions to the project.
new text end

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 219.166, is amended to read:


219.166 ESTABLISHMENT OF QUIET ZONES.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Eligible quiet zone applicants. new text end

A county, statutory or home rule charter
city, or town may apply to the Federal Railroad Administration for the establishment of a
"quiet zone" new text beginat a public highway-rail grade crossing new text endin which the sounding of horns, whistles,
or other audible warnings by locomotives is regulated or prohibited. All quiet zones,
regulations, and ordinances adopted under this section must conform to federal law and the
regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration under deleted text beginUnited Statesdeleted text end Codenew text begin of Federal
Regulations
new text end, title 49, deleted text beginsection 20153deleted text endnew text begin parts 222 and 229new text end.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin A public highway-rail grade crossing quiet zone program
is established for the purpose of improving and rehabilitating railroad rights-of-way and
other public and private rail facilities, including necessary safety-related capital improvements
at public highway-rail grade crossings where quiet zones are established.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Highway-rail grade crossing quiet zone account. new text end

new text begin A highway-rail grade
crossing quiet zone account is established in the transportation priorities fund. The account
consists of funds as provided by law, and any other funds donated, allotted, transferred, or
otherwise provided.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Use of funds. new text end

new text begin Funds appropriated for the program under this section may only
be used for capital costs associated with the establishment of a quiet zone at a public
highway-rail grade crossing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicants. new text end

new text begin Counties, statutory or home rule charter cities, or towns
that are responsible for traffic control or law enforcement at a public highway-rail grade
crossing and that qualify as eligible applicants to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
for the establishment of a quiet zone may apply to the commissioner for financial assistance
under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Grants; authorization. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may approve grants for financial
assistance to eligible applicants for capital costs associated with the establishment of a quiet
zone at a public highway-rail grade crossing. Qualifying capital costs include, but are not
limited to, the installation of grade crossing active warning devices and other traffic control
devices and associated roadwork necessary to meet the FRA criteria for approval of the
quiet zone.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Grants; criteria for grant award. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must consider the
following criteria to evaluate applications for a grant award for a quiet zone project:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number of residents that will benefit from the establishment of the quiet zone
through a reduction in train horn noise;
new text end

new text begin (2) the number of existing grade crossings that will be closed, thereby improving public
safety;
new text end

new text begin (3) evidence that the project meets FRA qualifications and requirements for a quiet zone,
without the need for additional annual review by FRA per federal quiet zone regulations;
new text end

new text begin (4) nonstate financial participation as a percentage of total project cost; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the amount of state financial participation per resident benefiting from the project.
new text end

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 219.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

When installation required; procedure.

At each grade crossing not
equipped with flashing lights or flashing lights and gates deleted text beginwhere, because of the dangers
attendant upon its use, the reasonable protection of life and property makes it necessary for
persons approaching the crossing to stop or yield before crossing the railroad tracks, stop
signs or yield signs
deleted text end new text beginthe railway company new text endmust deleted text beginbe installeddeleted text endnew text begin install yield signs in addition to
crossbuck signs
new text end. When the government entity responsible for a road that crosses a railroad
track deems it necessary to install stop signs deleted text beginordeleted text end new text beginrather than new text endyield signs at that crossing, it
shall petition the commissioner to order the installation of the stop signs deleted text beginor yield signsdeleted text end. The
commissioner shall respond to the petition by investigating the conditions at the crossing
to determine whether stop signs deleted text beginor yield signsdeleted text end should be installed at the crossingnew text begin instead of
yield signs
new text end. On determining, after an investigation following a petition from a governmental
agency or subdivision or on the commissioner's own motion, that stop signs deleted text beginor yield signsdeleted text end
should be installed at a crossing, the commissioner shall designate the crossing as a stop
crossing deleted text beginor yield crossingdeleted text end and shall notify the railway company operating the railroad at
the crossing of this designation. Within 30 days after notification, the railway company
shall erect the deleted text beginuniformdeleted text end stop deleted text begincrossingdeleted text end signs deleted text beginor yield crossing signsdeleted text end in accordance with the
commissioner's order.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Railway companies must install yield signs required under this section before December
31, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 221.031, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2e. new text end

new text begin Exemptions for pipeline welding trucks. new text end

new text begin A pipeline welding truck, as defined
in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 390.38, paragraph (b), including an individual
operating a pipeline welding truck and the employer of the individual, is exempt from any
requirement relating to:
new text end

new text begin (1) registration as a motor carrier, including the requirement to obtain and display a
United States Department of Transportation number under subdivision 6 and section 168.185;
new text end

new text begin (2) driver qualifications under section 221.0314, subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (3) driving of commercial motor vehicles under section 221.0314, subdivision 6;
new text end

new text begin (4) parts, accessories, and inspection, repair, and maintenance of commercial motor
vehicles under section 221.0314, subdivisions 7 and 10; and
new text end

new text begin (5) hours of service of drivers, including maximum driving and on-duty time under
section 221.0314, subdivision 9.
new text end

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 222.49, is amended to read:


222.49 RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT; APPROPRIATION.

The rail service improvement account is created in the deleted text beginspecial revenue fund in the state
treasury
deleted text endnew text begin transportation priorities fundnew text end. The deleted text begincommissioner shall deposit in thisdeleted text end account deleted text beginalldeleted text endnew text begin
consists of funds as provided by law, and any other
new text end money deleted text beginappropriated to or received by
the department for the purpose of rail service improvement
deleted text endnew text begin donated, allotted, transferred,
or otherwise provided to the account
new text end, excluding bond proceeds as authorized by article XI,
section 5, clause (i)new text begin,new text end of the Minnesota Constitution. All money so deposited is appropriated
to the department for expenditure for rail service improvement in accordance with applicable
state and federal law. This appropriation shall not lapse but shall be available until the
purpose for which it was appropriated has been accomplished. deleted text beginNo money appropriated to
the department for the purposes of administering the rail service improvement program
shall be deposited in the rail service improvement account nor shall such administrative
costs be paid from the account.
deleted text end

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 222.50, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Grants.

The commissioner may approve grants from the rail service
improvement account for deleted text beginpayment of up to 50 percent of the nonfederal share of the cost
of any rail line project under the federal rail service continuation program
deleted text endnew text begin freight rail service
improvements that support economic development
new text end.

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 222.50, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6a. new text end

new text begin Grants; freight railroad preservation and improvement. new text end

new text begin (a) The
commissioner may make grants for freight railroad preservation and improvement as provided
in this subdivision and for the purposes specified in subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin (b) The following entities are eligible to receive grant funds under this subdivision:
railroad companies that are classified by federal law or regulation as class II railroads, class
II rail carriers, class III railroads, or class III carriers; rail users; and local units of
government. An eligible recipient may receive funds regardless of rail facility ownership.
new text end

new text begin (c) When awarding grants, the commissioner must prioritize projects:
new text end

new text begin (1) identified under subdivision 7, paragraph (a), clauses (2) and (3);
new text end

new text begin (2) on segments experiencing low rail service use; and
new text end

new text begin (3) for applicants who commit more than 20 percent of total project costs from nonstate
and nonfederal sources.
new text end

new text begin (d) A grant under this subdivision must not exceed 80 percent of the total project cost.
new text end

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 299D.03, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Training program.

The commissioner of public safety may provide training
programs for the purpose of obtaining qualified personnel for the State Patrol. Persons
accepted by the commissioner of public safety for training under this training program shall
be designated State Patrol trainees and shall receive a salary deleted text beginnot to exceeddeleted text endnew text begin no less thannew text end 70
percent of the basic salary for patrol officers as prescribed in subdivision 2, during the period
of the training. Nothing contained in this subdivision shall be construed to prevent the
commissioner of public safety from providing in-service training programs for State Patrol
officers. The commissioner of transportation shall furnish the commissioner of public safety
with lands and buildings necessary in providing in-service training programs and the
Department of Public Safety shall reimburse the Department of Transportation for all
reasonable costs incurred due to the provision of these training facilities.

Sec. 79.

new text begin [398A.095] LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a regional railroad authority is prohibited from
spending any money to study, plan, design, or construct a light rail transit line, or expand
an existing light rail line, unless the legislature has explicitly authorized the particular
project.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 80.

new text begin [471.987] LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a metropolitan county as defined in section
473.121, subdivision 4, or a home rule charter or statutory city located within the metropolitan
area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, is prohibited from spending any money
to study, plan, design, or construct a light rail transit line, or expand an existing light rail
transit line, unless the legislature has explicitly authorized the particular project.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Budget.

(a) On or before December 20 of each year, the council shall
adopt a final budget covering its anticipated receipts and disbursements for the ensuing year
and shall decide upon the total amount necessary to be raised from ad valorem tax levies
to meet its budget. The budget shall state in detail the expenditures for each program to be
undertaken, including the expenses for salaries, consultant services, overhead, travel, printing,
and other items. The budget shall state in detail the capital expenditures of the council for
the budget year, based on a five-year capital program adopted by the council and transmitted
to the legislature. After adoption of the budget and no later than five working days after
December 20, the council shall certify to the auditor of each metropolitan county the share
of the tax to be levied within that county, which must be an amount bearing the same
proportion to the total levy agreed on by the council as the net tax capacity of the county
bears to the net tax capacity of the metropolitan area. The maximum amount of any levy
made for the purpose of this chapter may not exceed the limits set by the statute authorizing
the levy.

(b) Each even-numbered year the council deleted text beginshall prepare for itsdeleted text endnew text begin must include in its budgetnew text end
transit deleted text beginprograms a financial plandeleted text endnew text begin financial planning informationnew text end for the deleted text beginsucceedingdeleted text end new text beginnextnew text end
three calendar years, in half-year segmentsnew text begin that coincide with the council and state fiscal
years
new text end. The financial deleted text beginplandeleted text endnew text begin informationnew text end must contain schedules of user charges and any changes
in user charges planned or anticipated by the council during the period of the plan. The
financial deleted text beginplandeleted text endnew text begin informationnew text end must contain a proposed request for state financial assistancenew text begin, if
any,
new text end for the succeedingnew text begin statenew text end biennium.

(c) In addition, the budget must show for each year:

(1) the estimated operating revenues from all sources including funds on hand at the
beginning of the year, and estimated expenditures for costs of operation, administration,
maintenance, and debt service;

(2) capital improvement funds estimated to be on hand at the beginning of the year and
estimated to be received during the year from all sources and estimated cost of capital
improvements to be paid out or expended during the year, all in such detail and form as the
council may prescribe; and

(3) the estimated source and use of pass-through funds.

new text begin (d) In a year that is the second fiscal year of the state biennium, the budget must identify
state assistance from the general fund for transit operations at the same amount as the state
general fund base, if any.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Development guide: transportation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe transportation chapter must
include policies relating to all transportation forms and be designed to promote the legislative
determinations, policies, and goals set forth in section 473.371.

new text begin (b) In addition to the policy plan content requirements under subdivision 1, the policy
plan must also establish as a primary objective an increase of the average farebox recovery
ratio, calculated for all regular routes and lines operated by the council, to at least 40 percent
by 2022. The plan must identify strategies to achieve the farebox recovery objective under
this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end In addition to the requirements of subdivision 1 regarding the contents of the policy
plan, the nontransit element of the transportation chapter must include the following:

(1) a statement of the needs and problems of the metropolitan area with respect to the
functions covered, including the present and prospective demand for and constraints on
access to regional business concentrations and other major activity centers and the constraints
on and acceptable levels of development and vehicular trip generation at such centers;

(2) the objectives of and the policies to be forwarded by the policy plan;

(3) a general description of the physical facilities and services to be developed;

(4) a statement as to the general location of physical facilities and service areas;

(5) a general statement of timing and priorities in the development of those physical
facilities and service areas;

(6) a detailed statement, updated every two years, of timing and priorities for
improvements and expenditures needed on the metropolitan highway system;

(7) a general statement on the level of public expenditure appropriate to the facilities;
and

(8) a long-range assessment of air transportation trends and factors that may affect airport
development in the metropolitan area and policies and strategies that will ensure a
comprehensive, coordinated, and timely investigation and evaluation of alternatives for
airport development.

new text begin (d) new text endThe council shall develop the nontransit element in consultation with the transportation
advisory board and the Metropolitan Airports Commission and cities having an airport
located within or adjacent to its corporate boundaries. The council shall also take into
consideration the airport development and operations plans and activities of the commission.
The council shall transmit the results to the state Department of Transportation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies to all future updates to the plan. This section applies in the
counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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) Thenew text begin minimumnew text end amount of assistance which the council must provide to a system
under this section may not be less than the sum of the amounts deleted text begindetermineddeleted text endnew text begin calculatednew text end for
each deleted text beginmunicipality comprising the system as follows:deleted text endnew text begin of the replacement service
municipalities.
new text end

new text begin (c) The minimum amount of financial assistance for each replacement service
municipality is calculated as:
new text end

(1) new text beginan amount equal to 4.3 percent of the total state revenues generated from the taxes
imposed under chapter 297B for the current fiscal year; times
new text end

new text begin (2) the ratio of (i) new text endthe 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 Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 273.1398, subdivision 2,
attributable to the transit levy; deleted text begintimes (2) the ratio of (i) an amount equal to 3.74 percent of
the state revenues generated from the taxes imposed under chapter 297B for the current
fiscal year
deleted text end to (ii) the total transit operating assistance grants received under this subdivision
in calendar year 2001 or the tax revenues for transit services levied by all replacement
service municipalities under this section 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 homestead and agricultural credit aid under Minnesota Statutes 2002,
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 2006
divided by the municipality's total taxable market value for taxes payable in 2001, to (ii)
the total taxable market value of all property located in replacement service municipalities
for taxes payable in 2006 divided by the total taxable market value of all property located
in replacement service municipalities for taxes payable in 2001.

(c) The council shall pay the amount to be provided to the recipient from the funds the
council receives in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.39, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Limitation on certain debt obligations. new text end

new text begin The council is prohibited from issuing
certificates of participation, certificates of indebtedness, bonds, or other obligations secured
in whole or in part by a pledge of motor vehicle sales tax revenue received under sections
16A.88 and 297B.09, or by a pledge of any earnings from the council's investment of motor
vehicle sales tax revenues.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 85.

new text begin [473.3985] LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a responsible authority, as defined in section
473.3993, subdivision 4, is prohibited from spending any money to study, plan, design, or
construct a light rail line, or expand an existing light rail transit line, unless the legislature
has explicitly authorized the particular project.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.3994, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Project development requirements; colocation. new text end

new text begin The council must establish
standards and criteria for colocation of freight rail and light rail transit on shared track or
on adjacent track in a shared rail corridor that apply to light rail transit project development.
The standards and criteria must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify colocation safety criteria based on the results of an independent audit and
review, which must be analyzed in an environmental impact statement for each applicable
light rail transit project;
new text end

new text begin (2) incorporate substantially similar safety standards for a light rail transit project as
established by the Federal Railroad Administration for freight rail, including but not limited
to those pertaining to engineering, track-work planning, track safety, inspections, training
and operations, routing, emergency preparedness, and signage and warning systems;
new text end

new text begin (3) prohibit operation of a train carrying oil or other hazardous substances through a
light rail transit project construction work zone;
new text end

new text begin (4) specify project design elements to address safety considerations resulting from
colocation;
new text end

new text begin (5) account for project costs resulting from colocation safety considerations; and
new text end

new text begin (6) for adjacent track in a shared corridor, provide for sufficient track spacing separation
to ensure the likelihood of impacts on operations on a track due to derailment of a train on
the adjacent track is minimized.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.3994, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Project development requirements; alternatives and benefits analysis. new text end

new text begin (a)
As part of light rail transit project development and prior to initiating an environmental
analysis or preliminary engineering, the responsible authority must perform an alternatives
and benefits analysis.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to any other information or requirements, the alternatives and benefits
analysis must:
new text end

new text begin (1) include (i) a no-build option; and (ii) options for each major transit mode, including
but not limited to regular route bus service, arterial bus rapid transit, highway bus rapid
transit, express bus service, and dedicated busway;
new text end

new text begin (2) evaluate capacity adequacy and congestion impacts under each option;
new text end

new text begin (3) include a comprehensive benefit-cost analysis; and
new text end

new text begin (4) review conformity with the transportation policy plan under section 473.146.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.4051, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Capital costs.

State money may not be used to pay more than ten percent of
the total capital cost of a light rail transit project.new text begin The council and a local governmental unit
must not specify or estimate state sources of funds in financial planning for the capital cost
of a light rail transit project, unless funds have been specifically made available by law for
the project.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 89.

new text begin [473.4052] RIGHTS-OF-WAY USE; CONTRACTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The council or a metropolitan county, or public entity contracting with the council
or county, may contract with a railroad that is a class I, class II, or class III railroad under
federal law for the joint or shared use of right-of-way for light rail transit and freight rail
purposes or for the construction, operation, or maintenance of rail track, facilities, or services
for light rail transit and freight rail purposes.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a contract under paragraph (a) may also
provide for the allocation of financial responsibility, indemnification, and the procurement
of insurance for the parties for all types of claims or damages.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a class I, class II, or class III railroad
operating pursuant to a contract under this section has the same limits to liability for all
types of claims or damages as provided to a municipality under sections 466.04 and 466.06,
in an action arising from or related to an incident:
new text end

new text begin (1) occurring within the joint or shared use of right-of-way; and
new text end

new text begin (2) involving both freight rail and light rail transit.
new text end

new text begin (d) A contract entered into under this section does not affect rights of employees under
the federal Employers' Liability Act (1908) (Railroads), Statutes at Large, volume 35, chapter
149, or the federal Railway Labor Act, Statutes at Large, volume 44, chapter 347.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on the date that the council enters into
a full funding grant agreement with the Federal Transit Administration for construction of
a light rail transit line or line extension, excluding an agreement entered into prior to the
date of enactment of this act. This section applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota,
Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 90. new text beginTRANSPORTATION PROJECT SELECTION PROCESS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Adoption of best practices. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation,
after consultation with the Federal Highway Administration, metropolitan planning
organizations, regional development commissions, area transportation partnerships, local
governments, the Metropolitan Council, and transportation stakeholders, must develop,
adopt, and implement best practices for project evaluation and selection to apply to the
standard project process and to special programs, such as corridors of commerce. The
commissioner must adopt and begin implementing the best practices no later than January
1, 2018, and may update the best practices as appropriate. The commissioner must publish
the best practices and updates on the department's Web site and through other effective
means selected by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) The best practices adopted under this section must:
new text end

new text begin (1) describe each selection process and identification of ranking criteria and weight of
each criterion with respect to any selection process;
new text end

new text begin (2) identify and apply all relevant criteria contained in enacted Minnesota or federal law,
or added by the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (3) identify for stakeholders and the general public the candidate project selected under
each selection process and every project considered that was not selected;
new text end

new text begin (4) involve area transportation partnerships and other local authorities, as appropriate,
in the process of scoring and ranking candidate projects under consideration; and
new text end

new text begin (5) publicize scoring, ranking, and decision outcomes concerning each candidate project,
including the projects that were considered but not selected.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report to legislature. new text end

new text begin By March 1, 2018, the commissioner must submit a
report to the members and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation policy and finance concerning the adopted best practices and how the best
practices are anticipated to improve the consistency, objectivity, and transparency of the
selection process. The report must include information on input from members of the public
and the organizations identified in subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 91. new text beginCORRIDORS OF COMMERCE PROJECT SELECTION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088, subdivisions
3 to 5, the commissioner of transportation must include that segment of marked U.S. Highway
212 from Chaska to Montevideo as an eligible highway in the next project solicitation and
selection process undertaken for the corridors of commerce program under that section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 92. new text beginTRANSPORTATION POLICY PLAN UPDATE.
new text end

new text begin By December 31, 2017, the Metropolitan Council must revise the transportation policy
plan under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.146, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 93. new text beginREQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Subject to approval as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.3985, the
requirements established under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.3994, subdivisions 15 and
16, apply to any light rail transit construction or expansion project that is in project
development, including but not limited to design or engineering, as of the effective date of
this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 94. new text beginELECTRONIC STORAGE STANDARDS.
new text end

new text begin On or before August 1, 2017, the commissioner of public safety must establish standards
for the conversion by deputy registrars and driver's license agents to secure electronic storage
of certain records under Minnesota Statutes, sections 168.33, subdivision 2, and 171.061,
subdivision 3. The standards must specify minimum system security requirements, as well
as any procedural requirements for the destruction of existing and new paper-based records,
consistent with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 138.17. The authority to
establish or amend standards under this section expires August 1, 2018.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 95. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF LAND; TOWN OF WILMA.
new text end

new text begin (a) Upon receipt of $100, the commissioner of transportation shall convey by quitclaim
deed the following described property and improvements thereon, owned by the state, to
the town of Wilma in Pine County, to be used by the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department:
new text end

new text begin That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 8, Township 42
North, Range 17 West, Pine County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at a point
on the south line of said Section 8, distant 1,318.35 feet West to the southeast corner thereof;
thence North along the east line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter for 300
feet; thence West for 200 feet; thence South for 300 feet to the south line of said Section 8;
thence East along said south line to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance under this section must be in a form approved by the attorney general.
The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure
accuracy.
new text end

Sec. 96. new text beginCONVEYANCE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES; MCKINSTRY SURPLUS
LANDS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner may convey as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 161.44, land described in paragraph (b), including
any improvements on the lands, owned in fee by the state for trunk highway purposes, but
no longer needed, to the Minnesota Historical Society for historical purposes. The conveyance
must be without financial consideration. The lands conveyed must become a part of the
state's historic sites program under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.
new text end

new text begin (b) The lands that may be conveyed are specifically related to the properties of the
McKinstry Mounds and portions of the McKinstry Village site owned by the Department
of Transportation, located along Trunk Highway 11 in Koochiching County.
new text end

Sec. 97. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT CANCELLATION
AND LOAN FORGIVENESS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation must provide loan forgiveness for the $4,300,000
remaining balance on Contract No. 82799, originally executed with the Minnesota Valley
Regional Rail Authority on January 28, 2002, and must cancel all future payments under
the contract. The commissioner is prohibited from requiring or accepting additional payments
under Contract No. 82799 as of the effective date of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 98. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) In fiscal years 2018 and 2019, the commissioner of transportation must implement
efficiencies, including as identified by the Transportation Strategic Management and
Operations Advisory Task Force report under Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 6, section 9,
equal to at least 15 percent of the appropriations made in this act to the commissioner from
the trunk highway fund in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 that are above base appropriations
for those years.
new text end

new text begin (b) The efficiency savings resulting from the requirements in paragraph (a) are for the
construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation of trunk highways, including roads and bridges.
new text end

Sec. 99. new text beginMARKED TRUNK HIGHWAY 316 SAFETY IN HASTINGS;
MORATORIUM AND REPORT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Speed limit moratorium. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation is
prohibited from adjusting or requiring adjustment to the speed limit on marked Trunk
Highway 316, known as Red Wing Boulevard, from the intersection with marked U.S.
Highway 61 to Tuttle Drive, in the city of Hastings. The prohibition in this subdivision does
not apply to (1) a local road authority that is authorized to adjust a speed limit without a
traffic and engineering study as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.14; or (2)
establishment of a work zone speed limit under Minnesota Statutes, section 169.14,
subdivision 5d.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Legislative report. new text end

new text begin (a) By March 1, 2018, the commissioner of transportation
must submit a report on roadway safety on the segment of marked Trunk Highway 316
specified in subdivision 1 to the members and staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. As part of developing the report, the
commissioner must hold at least two hearings at locations within the city of Hastings.
new text end

new text begin (b) At a minimum, the report must review road design and other safety issues on the
segment, identify options for safety improvements, provide details on the decision making
process for proposed speed limit adjustments, summarize and respond to comments from
the hearings required under paragraph (a), and include copies of recent traffic and engineering
studies on adjusting speed limits in Hastings.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 100. new text beginMARKED INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35 WEIGH STATION;
MORATORIUM AND REPORT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Weigh station moratorium. new text end

new text begin On or before February 1, 2018, the
commissioner of transportation is prohibited from designing, engineering, or constructing
a motor vehicle weigh station for the southbound direction of travel on marked Interstate
Highway 35, between the marked Interstate Highways 35W/35E split and two miles northerly
of the split.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Legislative report. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2018, the commissioner of transportation
must submit a report on weigh station access and traffic safety on the segment of marked
Interstate Highway 35 identified in subdivision 1 to the members and staff of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the
report must include analysis of traffic safety impacts resulting from motor vehicle departures
from the proposed weigh station that proceed southerly on marked Interstate Highways 35E
or 35W.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 101. new text beginDEFICIENT BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMITS; STUDY AND ANALYSIS.
new text end

new text begin (a) By November 15, 2017, the commissioner of transportation must complete a study
and analysis of posted weight limits on state and local bridges to identify deficient bridges
in those geographic regions of the state where fluid milk is transported from points of
production to points of first processing. The study and analysis must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify bridges with posted weight limits;
new text end

new text begin (2) review the vehicle weight limits under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169, including
Minnesota Statutes, section 169.8295, relative to bridge posting standards;
new text end

new text begin (3) analyze vehicle routing considerations for transportation of fluid milk; and
new text end

new text begin (4) include geographic mapping information that is made available to milk haulers, milk
processing facilities, local road authorities, and other interested stakeholders.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon request by the commissioner, local road authorities must provide information
on bridges under their respective jurisdictions in a timely manner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 102. new text beginTRUNK HIGHWAY 65 IMPROVEMENT STUDY.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation must perform a study of congestion and safety
improvements on marked Trunk Highway 65 from northerly of Anoka County Highway
10 to Anoka County State-Aid Highway 116, known as Bunker Lake Boulevard, in Blaine
and Ham Lake. At a minimum, the study must:
new text end

new text begin (1) analyze current and projected traffic congestion;
new text end

new text begin (2) analyze impacts to freight transportation;
new text end

new text begin (3) evaluate options and identify cost estimates to reduce congestion in the corridor; and
new text end

new text begin (4) evaluate options and identify cost estimates for congestion reduction and safety
improvements at Anoka County State-Aid Highway 12, known as 109th Avenue.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must submit a copy of the study to the members and staff of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
new text end

Sec. 103. new text beginINTERSTATE 94/494/694 INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENT STUDY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation must conduct a safety improvement and congestion
relief study for the interchange of marked Interstate Highways 94, 494, and 694 in the cities
of Oakdale and Woodbury. At a minimum, the study must: (1) provide specific
recommendations to improve the safety of the interchange and reduce congestion at the
interchange and on associated arterial roads; and (2) include cost estimates for each
recommended improvement. The commissioner must report the findings and
recommendations of the study to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over
transportation policy and finance within 180 days after the effective date of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 104. new text beginHIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND COST INFLATION STUDY.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation must enter into an agreement with an organization
or entity having relevant expertise to conduct a study on highway construction costs, inflation,
and cost estimating. The study must be designed to identify and analyze the nature of
discrepancies in highway construction costs and cost inflation estimates between Minnesota
and other federal and national measures.
new text end

new text begin (b) At a minimum, the study must:
new text end

new text begin (1) include an overview of highway construction cost and cost estimation issues;
new text end

new text begin (2) establish benchmarks to compare costs in Minnesota to at least four other states that
are comparable based on climate and construction characteristics, including historical
state-by-state review of at least the following cost factors: (i) direct input costs associated
with highway construction, (ii) cost impacts from construction standards and requirements
established in law, and (iii) cost impacts from use of alternative methods of contracting and
project management;
new text end

new text begin (3) identify factors specific to Minnesota, if any, that contribute to cost differences,
based on the benchmarks established in clause (2);
new text end

new text begin (4) evaluate the methodology used for highway construction cost calculation and indexing
in Minnesota, including (i) review of associated best practices, (ii) comparison of federal
and Minnesota state highway construction cost index methodologies utilizing historical cost
data for Minnesota, (iii) identification of the reasons for any past discrepancies or differences
between state and federal highway construction cost indexing, and (iv) analysis of the
historical accuracy of the Minnesota highway construction cost index compared to actual
costs; and
new text end

new text begin (5) provide specific recommendations for road authorities and legislative changes to
reduce highway construction costs.
new text end

new text begin (c) By February 15, 2018, the commissioner must submit a report on the study to the
members and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy
and finance.
new text end

Sec. 105. new text beginVIBRATION SUSCEPTIBILITY STUDY ON CALHOUN ISLES
PROPERTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Within 21 days from the effective date of this act, the Metropolitan Council must
enter into a contract with an engineering group for the engineering group to conduct a
vibration susceptibility study on Calhoun Isles property, including the high-rise building,
townhomes, and parking ramp. The study must:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluate the susceptibility of the Calhoun Isles property to vibration during
construction and during operations of a light rail train;
new text end

new text begin (2) categorize the Calhoun Isles property based on the susceptibility evaluation; and
new text end

new text begin (3) address mitigation measures and operational changes required to protect the Calhoun
Isles property from vibratory damage.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Calhoun Isles Condominium Association must select the engineering group and
notify the Metropolitan Council of the selection within seven days from the effective date
of this act. The Metropolitan Council must bear the entire cost of the study.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 106. new text beginREPORT ON DEDICATED FUND EXPENDITURES.
new text end

new text begin By February 15, 2018, the commissioners of transportation and public safety, in
consultation with the commissioner of management and budget, must jointly submit a report
to the members and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation
finance. The report must update the information required in the report under Laws 2015,
chapter 75, article 2, section 56, including a detailed list of expenditures and transfers from
the trunk highway fund and highway user tax distribution fund for fiscal years 2014 through
2018, and information on the purpose of each expenditure.
new text end

Sec. 107. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 123 REMOVED.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 54, is repealed effective the day
after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
commissioner and the governing body of Le Sueur County to transfer jurisdiction of
Legislative Route No. 123 and after the commissioner notifies the revisor of statutes under
paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from Minnesota
Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor electronically
or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been satisfied.
new text end

Sec. 108. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 225 REMOVED.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 156, is repealed effective the day
after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
commissioner and the governing body of Becker County to transfer jurisdiction of Legislative
Route No. 225 and after the commissioner notifies the revisor of statutes under paragraph
(b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from Minnesota
Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor electronically
or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been satisfied.
new text end

Sec. 109. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall recodify (1) Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.908, as
Minnesota Statutes, section 168A.295; and (2) Minnesota Statutes, section 174.93, as
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.4485. The revisor shall correct any cross-references made
necessary by the recodifications.
new text end

Sec. 110. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 101 REMOVED; REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.115, subdivision 32, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 111. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.4051, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, parts 8810.0800, subpart 3; and 8810.1300, subpart 4, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: H0861-4

161.115 ADDITIONAL TRUNK HIGHWAYS.

Subd. 32.

Route No. 101.

Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at or near Faribault, thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 50.

473.4051 LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION.

Subd. 2.

Operating costs.

After operating revenue and federal money have been used to pay for light rail transit operations, 50 percent of the remaining operating costs must be paid by the state.

Repealed Minnesota Rule: H0861-4

8810.0800 SCENIC AREAS.

Subp. 3.

On-premise signs.

Within a scenic area on-premise signs as follows are allowed:

A.

one name plate sign per real estate parcel not to exceed eight square feet in size including trim and border but excluding base and apron supports and other structural members;

B.

two signs, one facing each direction of traffic per real estate parcel not exceeding eight square feet in size per each face, including trim and border but excluding base and apron supports and other structural members, for the purpose of advertising the sale, hire, or lease of the property or contiguous property of the parcel owner, lessee, or occupant; and

C.

any sign not exceeding 150 square feet in size (per face) including border, trim, or other embellishments, excluding base and apron supports and other structural members advertising the business conducted, services rendered, goods produced or sold that is within 100 feet in either direction of travel (as measured along the edge of the roadbed) from the site on the property where said activity or activities are conducted or access thereto is provided. Outside this 100 feet of the site on the property where said activity or activities are conducted or access thereto is provided there shall not be more than two on-premise advertising devices, one facing each direction of traffic.

8810.1300 PERMITS, FEES, AND RENEWALS.

Subp. 4.

Expiration and renewal.

Requests for permit renewals will not be accepted more than 60 calendar days prior to the expiration date of the permit. All permits within scenic areas will expire on December 31 of each year. All permits for signs in nonscenic areas will expire on June 30 of every year.