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2nd Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to transit; prohibiting the Metropolitan Council from undertaking a light
rail project without explicit legislative authority; appropriating money; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 398A; 471; 473.

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

Section 1.

[398A.095] LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS.

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 line, or expand an existing
light rail line, unless the legislature has explicitly authorized the particular project.

Sec. 2.

[471.987] LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS.

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 line, or expand an existing light rail line,
unless the legislature has explicitly authorized the particular project.

Sec. 3.

[473.3985] LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS.

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the council is prohibited from spending any
money to study, plan, design, or construct a light rail line, or expand an existing light rail
line, unless the legislature has explicitly authorized the particular project.

Sec. 4. APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) $5,000,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2018 from the general fund to the
Metropolitan Council for financial assistance to replacement service providers under
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388. The Metropolitan Council must distribute the funds
equally among the replacement service providers.

(b) $5,000,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2018 from the general fund to the
Metropolitan Council for planning and development of bus rapid transit corridors.

Sec. 5. APPLICATION.

Sections 1 and 3 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 1 to 4 are effective the day following final enactment.

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