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SF 1270

3rd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 06/10/2013 10:42am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; amending various provisions related to transportation
and public safety policies, including highway signs, trunk highway routes,
state-aid systems, motor vehicle registration and license plates, record retention,
motor vehicle dealers, pupil transportation, bicycles, motor vehicle weight and
equipment, disability parking, drivers' licenses and senior identification cards,
federal law conformity, agency organization, commercial vehicle regulations,
railroads, land conveyance, transit and transit planning, operations, and
accessibility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 160.21, subdivision
6; 160.80, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2; 161.04, subdivision 5; 161.115, subdivision
229, by adding a subdivision; 161.1231, subdivision 8; 161.44, by adding a
subdivision; 162.02, subdivision 3a; 162.09, subdivision 3a; 162.13, subdivision
2; 168.017, subdivisions 2, 3; 168.053, subdivision 1; 168.123, subdivision 2;
168.183, subdivision 1; 168.187, subdivision 17; 168.27, subdivisions 10, 11, by
adding a subdivision; 168A.153, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding a subdivision;
168B.15; 169.011, subdivision 71; 169.18, subdivisions 4, 7; 169.19, subdivision
1; 169.222, subdivisions 2, 4, 6, 7; 169.34, subdivision 1; 169.346, subdivision
2, by adding a subdivision; 169.443, subdivision 9; 169.447, subdivision 2;
169.454, subdivision 12; 169.68; 169.824, subdivision 2; 171.01, subdivision
49b; 171.07, subdivisions 3a, 4; 174.02, by adding a subdivision; 174.03,
subdivision 1d; 174.24, subdivision 5a; 174.632; 174.636; 219.17; 219.18;
219.20; 221.0314, subdivisions 2, 3a, 9a; 398A.04, by adding a subdivision;
Laws 2009, chapter 59, article 3, section 4, subdivision 9, as amended; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 171; 174; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 168.094; 174.24, subdivision 5; Minnesota
Rules, parts 8820.3300, subpart 2; 8835.0330, subpart 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.21, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Uncompleted subdivisions.

(a) A road authority, including a statutory or
home rule charter city, may remove snow from unopened or private roads in uncompleted
subdivisions containing five or more lots, upon adoption of an annual resolution finding
that the subdivision developer, due to general insolvency or pending foreclosure, is unable
to maintain the roads and that public safety may be jeopardized if the access of school
buses, public works vehicles, or authorized emergency vehicles, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 3, is obstructed. Snow removal activities are limited to streets
reasonably necessary for access by these buses or vehicles.

(b) Snow removal under this subdivision does not constitute:

(1) acceptance of the road from the developer by the road authority for public use;

(2) the opening of the road to public use; nor

(3) a use, repair, or maintenance of the road sufficient for the purposes of dedication
of roads under section 160.05.

(c) The road authority may impose a reasonable and proportionate charge on all
properties within the subdivision for services provided under this subdivision. These
charges, if unpaid, may constitute a lien upon the properties within the subdivision and
may be collected as a special assessment as provided by section 429.101 or by charter.

(d) Where a road has been maintained pursuant to this subdivision, the road authority
with jurisdiction over the road, and its officers and employees, are exempt from liability
for any tort claim for injury to person or property arising from plowing, maintaining,
or otherwise working on the road and from traveling on the road and related to its
maintenance or condition. This paragraph does not apply to a claim for injury that is
affirmatively caused by a negligent act of the road authority or its officers and employees.

(e) This subdivision expires May 2, deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2014new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from May 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.80, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Commissioner may establish program.

(a) The commissioner of
transportation may establish a sign franchise program for the purpose of providing on the
right-of-way of interstate and controlled-access trunk highways specific information on
gas, food, camping, lodging, new text beginattractions, new text endand 24-hour pharmacies for the benefit of the
motoring public.

(b) The sign franchise program must include urban interstate highways.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.80, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Eligibility criteria for business panels.

(a) To be eligible for a business
panel on a logo sign panel, a business establishment must:

(1) be open for business;

(2) have a sign on site that both identifies the business and is visible to motorists;

(3) be open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin,
creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability;new text begin and
new text end

(4) deleted text beginnot impose a cover charge or otherwise require customers to purchase additional
products or services; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end meet the appropriate criteria in paragraphs (b) to deleted text begin(f)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end.

(b) Gas businesses must provide vehicle services including deleted text beginfueldeleted text endnew text begin gas or alternative
fuels
new text end and oil; restroom facilities and drinking water; continuous, staffed operation at least
12 hours a day, seven days a week; and public access to a telephone.

(c) Food businesses must serve at least two meals a day during normal mealtimes
of breakfast, lunch, and dinner; provide a continuous, staffed food service operation at
least deleted text beginten hours a day, seven days adeleted text endnew text begin six days pernew text end week except holidays as defined in section
645.44, subdivision 5, and except as provided for seasonal food service businesses;
provide seating capacity for at least 20 people; new text beginprovide restroom facilities; provide public
access to a telephone;
new text endand possess any required state or local licensing or approval.
Seasonal food service businesses must provide a continuous, staffed food service operation
deleted text beginat least ten hours a daydeleted text endnew text begin serving at least two meals per day six days per weeknew text end, deleted text beginseven days a
week,
deleted text end during their months of operation.

(d) Lodging businesses must include sleeping accommodations, provide public
access to a telephone, new text beginprovide restroom facilities, new text endand possess any required state or local
licensing or approval.

(e) Camping businesses must include sites for camping, include parking
accommodations for each campsite, provide sanitary facilities and drinking water, and
possess any required state or local licensing or approval.

(f) 24-hour pharmacy businesses must be continuously operated 24 hours per day,
seven days per week, and must have a state-licensed pharmacist present and on duty at
all times.

new text begin (g) Attractions businesses must have regional significance with the primary purpose
of providing amusement, historical, cultural, or leisure activities to the public; provide
restroom facilities and drinking water; possess any required state or local licensing
approval; and provide adequate bus and vehicle parking accommodations for normal
attendance.
new text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end Seasonal businesses must indicate to motorists when they are open for business
by deleted text begineitherdeleted text end putting the deleted text beginfulldeleted text end months of operation directly on the business panel deleted text beginor by having a
"closed" plaque applied to the business panel when the business is closed for the season
deleted text end.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end The maximum distance that an eligible business in deleted text beginAnoka, Carver, Dakota,
Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington County
deleted text endnew text begin an urban areanew text end can be located from the
interchange is: for gasnew text begin, food, lodging, attraction, and 24-hour pharmacynew text end businesses, deleted text beginone
mile
deleted text endnew text begin three milesnew text end; deleted text beginfor food businesses, two miles; for lodging businesses and 24-hour
pharmacies, three miles;
deleted text end and for camping businesses, ten miles.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end The maximum distance that an eligible business in deleted text beginany other countydeleted text endnew text begin a rural
area
new text end can be located from the interchange shall not exceed 15 miles in either direction,
except the maximum distance that an eligible 24-hour pharmacy business can be located
from the interchange shall not exceed three miles in either direction.

deleted text begin (j) Logo sign panels must be erected so that motorists approaching an interchange
view the panels in the following order: 24-hour pharmacy, camping, lodging, food, gas.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (k) If there is insufficient space on a logo sign panel to display all eligible businesses
for a specific type of service, the businesses closest to the interchange have priority over
businesses farther away from the interchange.
deleted text end

new text begin (k) If there is available space on a logo sign panel and no application has been
received by the franchise from a fully eligible business, a substantially eligible business
may be allowed the space.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.80, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Franchises.

The commissioner may, by public negotiation or bid, grant
one or more franchises to qualified persons to erect and maintain, on the right-of-way of
interstate and controlled-access trunk highways, signs informing the motoring public of
gas, food, lodging, camping facilities, new text beginattractions, new text endand 24-hour pharmacies. A franchisee
shall furnish, install, maintain, and replace signs for the benefit of advertisers who provide
gas, food, lodging, camping facilities, new text beginattractions, new text endand 24-hour pharmacies for the general
public, and lease advertising space on the signs to operators of these facilities.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.04, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Trunk highway emergency relief account.

(a) The trunk highway
emergency relief account is created in the trunk highway fund. Money in the account is
appropriated to the commissioner to be used to fund relief activities related to an emergency,
as defined in section 161.32, subdivision 3new text begin, or under section 12A.16, subdivision 1new text end.

(b) Reimbursements by the Federal Highway Administration for emergency relief
payments made from the trunk highway emergency relief account must be credited to the
account. deleted text beginInterest accrued on the account must be credited to the account.deleted text end Notwithstanding
section 16A.28, money in the account is available until spent. If the balance of the account
at the end of a fiscal year is greater than $10,000,000, the amount above $10,000,000
must be canceled to the trunk highway fund.

(c) By September 1, 2012, and in every subsequent even-numbered year by
September 1, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the senate and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction over
transportation policy and finance. The report must include the balance, as well as details
of payments made from and deposits made to the trunk highway emergency relief account
since the last report.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.115, subdivision 229, is amended to read:


Subd. 229.

Route No. 298.

Beginning at a point on Route No. 21 in the city of
Faribault; thence extending in a southerly deleted text beginand easterlydeleted text end direction deleted text beginthrough the grounds of
the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, the Faribault Regional Treatment Center, and
the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault
deleted text endnew text begin to a point on Route No. 323new text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.115, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 270. new text end

new text begin Route No. 339. new text end

new text begin Beginning at a point on Route No. 45, thence extending
easterly to a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.1231, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Special account.

Fees collected by the commissioner under this section
must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special account. Money in the
account is appropriated to the commissioner tonew text begin construct,new text end operate, repair, and maintainnew text begin: (1)
new text end the parking facilities deleted text beginand the high-occupancy vehicledeleted text endnew text begin, (2) managednew text end lanes deleted text beginon I-394deleted text endnew text begin, and (3)
related multimodal and technology improvements that serve users of the parking facilities
new text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.44, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Periodic review. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner is encouraged to examine all real
property owned by the state and under the custodial control of the department to decide
whether any real property may be suitable for sale or some other means of disposal.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may not sell or otherwise dispose of property under this
subdivision unless: (1) an analysis has been performed of suitability of the property for
bicycle or pedestrian facilities, which must take into account any relevant nonmotorized
transportation plans or in the absence of such plans, demographic and development
factors affecting the region; and (2) the analysis demonstrates that (i) the property is not
reasonably suitable for bicycle or pedestrian facilities, and (ii) there is not a likelihood of
facility development involving the property.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall report the findings under paragraph (a) to the house
of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy
and finance by March 1 of each odd-numbered year. The report may be submitted
electronically, and is subject to section 3.195, subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.02, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Variances from rules and engineering standards.

(a) The commissioner
may grant variances from the rules and from the engineering standards developed pursuant
to section 162.021 or 162.07, subdivision 2. A political subdivision in which a county
state-aid highway is located or is proposed to be located may submit a written request to the
commissioner for a variance for that highway. The commissioner shall comply with section
174.75, subdivision 5, in evaluating a variance request related to a complete streets project.

(b) deleted text beginThe commissioner shall publish notice of the request in the State Register and
give notice to all persons known to the commissioner to have an interest in the matter.
deleted text end The commissioner may grant or deny the variance within 30 days of deleted text beginproviding notice of
deleted text endnew text begin receivingnew text end the new text beginvariance new text endrequest. deleted text beginIf a written objection to the request is received within
seven days of providing notice, the variance shall be granted or denied only after a
contested case hearing has been held on the request.
deleted text end If deleted text beginno timely objection is received and
deleted text end the variance is denied deleted text beginwithout hearingdeleted text end, the political subdivision may request, within 30
days of receiving notice of denial, and shall be granted a contested case hearing.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "political subdivision" includes (1) an agency of
a political subdivision which has jurisdiction over parks, and (2) a regional park authority.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.09, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Variances from rules and engineering standards.

(a) The commissioner
may grant variances from the rules and from the engineering standards developed
pursuant to section 162.13, subdivision 2. A political subdivision in which a municipal
state-aid street is located or is proposed to be located may submit a written request to the
commissioner for a variance for that street. The commissioner shall comply with section
174.75, subdivision 5, in evaluating a variance request related to a complete streets project.

(b) deleted text beginThe commissioner shall publish notice of the request in the State Register and
give notice to all persons known to the commissioner to have an interest in the matter.
deleted text end The commissioner may grant or deny the variance within 30 days of deleted text beginproviding notice of
deleted text endnew text begin receivingnew text end the new text beginvariance new text endrequest. deleted text beginIf a written objection to the request is received within
seven days of providing notice, the variance shall be granted or denied only after a
contested case hearing has been held on the request.
deleted text end If deleted text beginno timely objection is received and
deleted text end the variance is denied deleted text beginwithout hearingdeleted text end, the political subdivision may request, within 30
days of receiving notice of denial, and shall be granted a contested case hearing.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "political subdivision" includes (1) an agency of
a political subdivision which has jurisdiction over parks, and (2) a regional park authority.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.13, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Money needs defined.

For the purpose of this section money needs of each
city having a population of 5,000 or more are defined as the estimated cost of constructing
and maintaining over a period of 25 years the municipal state-aid street system in such
city. Right-of-way costs and drainage shall be included in money needs. Lighting costs
and other costs incidental to construction and maintenance, or a specified portion of such
costs, as set forth in the commissioner's rules, may be included in determining money
needs. deleted text beginWhen a county locates a county state-aid highway over a portion of a street in any
such city and the remaining portion is designated as a municipal state-aid street only the
construction and maintenance costs of the portion of the street other than the portions taken
over by the county shall be included in the money needs of the city.
deleted text end To avoid variances
in costs due to differences in construction and maintenance policy, construction and
maintenance costs shall be estimated on the basis of the engineering standards developed
cooperatively by the commissioner and the engineers, or a committee thereof, of the cities.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.017, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

12 uniform registration periods.

There are established 12 registration
periods, each to be designated by a calendar month and to start on the first day of such
month and end on the last day of the 12th month from the date of commencing. deleted text beginThe
registrar shall administer the monthly series system of registration to distribute the work
of registering vehicles described in subdivision 1 as uniformly as practicable through the
calendar year.
deleted text endnew text begin The registrar shall register all vehicles subject to registration under the
monthly series system for a minimum period of 12 consecutive calendar months.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.017, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exceptions.

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

(1) the application is an original deleted text beginrather than renewal applicationdeleted text endnew text begin under section
168.127
new text end; or

(2) the applicant is a licensed motor vehicle lessor under section 168.27 and the
vehicle is leased or rented for periods of time of not more than 28 days, in which case the
applicant may apply for initial or renewed registration of a vehicle for a period of four
or more months, the month of expiration to be designated by the applicant at the time of
registration. To qualify for this exemption, the applicant must present the application to deleted text beginthe
registrar at St. Paul, or
deleted text end a designated deputy registrar office. Subsequent registration periods
when the applicant is not a qualified motor vehicle lessor under this subdivision must be for
a period of 12 months commencing from the last month for which registration was issued.

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.053, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application; fee; penalty.

Any person, firm, or corporation engaged
in the business of transporting motor vehicles owned by another, by delivering, by
drive-away or towing methods, either singly or by means of the full mount method, the
saddle mount method, the tow bar method, or any other combination thereof, and under
their own power, vehicles over the highways of the state from the manufacturer or any
other point of origin, to any point of destination, within or without the state, shall make
application to the registrar for a drive-away in-transit license. This application for annual
license shall be accompanied by a registration fee of $250 and contain deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end information deleted text beginas
deleted text end the registrar may require. Upon the filing of the application and the payment of the fee,
the registrar shall issue to each drive-away operator a drive-away in-transit license plate,
which must be carried and displayed on the power unit consistent with section 169.79 and
the plate shall remain on the vehicle while being operated within deleted text beginthe statedeleted text endnew text begin Minnesota.
The license plate issued under this subdivision is not valid for the purpose of permanent
vehicle registration and is not valid outside Minnesota
new text end. Additional drive-away in-transit
license plates desired by any drive-away operator may be secured from the registrar of
motor vehicles upon the payment of a fee of $5 for each set of additional license plates.
Any person, firm, or corporation engaging in the business as a drive-away operator, of
transporting and delivering by means of full mount method, the saddle mount method, the
tow bar method, or any combination thereof, and under their own power, motor vehicles,
who fails or refuses to file or cause to be filed an application, as is required by law, and to
pay the fees therefor as the law requires, shall be found guilty of violating the provisions of
sections 168.053 to 168.057; and, upon conviction, fined not less than $50, and not more
than $100, and all costs of court. Each day so operating without securing the license and
plates as required deleted text beginthereindeleted text end shall constitute a separate offense deleted text beginwithin the meaning thereofdeleted text end.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.123, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Design.

The commissioner of veterans affairs shall design the emblem for
the veterans' special plates, subject to the approval of the commissioner, that satisfy the
following requirements:

(a) For a Vietnam veteran who served after July 1, 1961, and before July 1, 1978,
in the active military service in a branch of the armed forces of the United States or a
nation or society allied with the United States the special plates must bear the inscription
"VIETNAM VETnew text begin.new text end" deleted text beginand the letters "V" and "V" with the first letter directly above the
second letter and both letters just preceding the first numeral of the special plate number.
deleted text end

(b) For a veteran stationed on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, or offshore, during the
attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the special plates must bear the inscription
"PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORnew text begin.new text end" deleted text beginand the letters "P" and "H" with the first letter directly
above the second letter and both letters just preceding the first numeral of the special
plate number.
deleted text end

(c) For a veteran who served during deleted text beginWorld War I ordeleted text end World War II, the plates must
bear the inscription "WORLD WAR VETnew text begin.new text end" deleted text beginand:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) for a World War I veteran, the characters "W" and "I" with the first character
directly above the second character and both characters just preceding the first numeral
of the special plate number; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) for a World War II veteran, the characters "W" and "II" with the first character
directly above the second character and both characters just preceding the first numeral of
the special plate number.
deleted text end

(d) For a veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, the special plates must
bear the inscription "KOREAN VETnew text begin.new text end" deleted text beginand the letters "K" and "V" with the first letter
directly above the second letter and both letters just preceding the first numeral of the
special plate number.
deleted text end

(e) For a combat wounded veteran who is a recipient of the Purple Heart medal, the
plates must bear the inscription "COMBAT WOUNDED VET" and have a facsimile or an
emblem of the official Purple Heart medal deleted text beginand the letters "C" over "W" with the first letter
directly over the second letter just preceding the first numeral of the special plate number
deleted text end.

A member of the United States armed forces who is serving actively in the military
and who is a recipient of the Purple Heart medal is also eligible for this license plate.
The commissioner of public safety shall ensure that information regarding the required
proof of eligibility for any applicant under this paragraph who has not yet been issued
military discharge papers is distributed to the public officials responsible for administering
this section.

(f) For a Persian Gulf War veteran, the plates must bear the inscription "GULF
WAR VETnew text begin.new text end" deleted text beginand the letters "G" and "W" with the first letter directly above the second
letter and both letters just preceding the first numeral of the special plate number.
deleted text end For
the purposes of this section, "Persian Gulf War veteran" means a person who served on
active duty after August 1, 1990, in a branch of the armed forces of the United States or
a nation or society allied with the United States or the United Nations during Operation
Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, or other military operation in the Persian Gulf
area combat zone as designated in United States Presidential Executive Order No. 12744,
dated January 21, 1991.

(g) For a veteran who served in the Laos War after July 1, 1961, and before July 1,
1978, the special plates must bear the inscription "LAOS WAR VETnew text begin.new text end" deleted text beginand the letters "L"
and "V" with the first letter directly above the second letter and both letters just preceding
the first numeral of the special plate number.
deleted text end

(h) For a veteran who is the recipient of:

(1) the Iraq Campaign Medal, the special plates must be inscribed with a facsimile of
that medal and must bear the inscription "IRAQ WAR VET" directly below the special
plate number;

(2) the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the special plates must be inscribed with a
facsimile of that medal and must bear the inscription "AFGHAN WAR VET" directly
below the special plate number;

(3) the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the special plates must
be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the inscription "GWOT
VETERAN" directly below the special plate number; or

(4) the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the special plates must bear an
appropriate inscription that includes a facsimile of that medal.

(i) For a veteran who is the recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
the special plates must be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the
inscription "GWOT VETERAN" directly below the special plate number. In addition,
any member of the National Guard or other military reserves who has been ordered to
federally funded state active service under United States Code, title 32, as defined in
section 190.05, subdivision 5b, and who is the recipient of the Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal, is eligible for the license plate described in this paragraph, irrespective of
whether that person qualifies as a veteran under section 197.447.

(j) For a veteran who is the recipient of the Korean Defense Service Medal,
the special plates must be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the
inscription "KOREAN DEFENSE SERVICE" directly below the special plate number.

(k) For a veteran who is a recipient of the Bronze Star medal, the plates must bear
the inscription "BRONZE STAR VET" and have a facsimile or an emblem of the official
Bronze Star medal.

(l) For a veteran who is a recipient of the Silver Star medal, the plates must bear
the inscription "SILVER STAR VET" and have a facsimile or an emblem of the official
Silver Star medal.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.183, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Payment of taxes.

All trucks, truck-tractors, deleted text begintrailers and semitrailers,
deleted text endnew text begin trucks using combination, and busesnew text end which comply with all of the provisions of section
168.181new text begin, subdivision 1, clause (6),new text end but are excluded from the exemptions deleted text beginprovided therein
deleted text end solely because of the deleted text beginintrastatedeleted text endnew text begin temporarynew text end nature of their movement in this state, deleted text beginowned
by nonresidents owning or operating circuses, carnivals or similar amusement attractions
or concessions
deleted text end shall be required to comply with all laws and rules as to the payment of
taxes applicable to like vehicles owned by Minnesota residents deleted text beginbut suchdeleted text endnew text begin, except that
new text end nonresidents may make application to pay deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end tax for each vehicle proportionate
to the number of months or fraction thereof deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end vehicles are in this state.new text begin For the
purposes of this subdivision, buses do not include charter buses that are considered
proratable vehicles under section 168.187, subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.187, subdivision 17, is amended to read:


Subd. 17.

Trip permit.

Subject to agreements or arrangements made or entered into
pursuant to subdivision 7, the commissioner may issue trip permits for use of Minnesota
highways by individual vehicles, on an occasional basis, for periods not to exceed 120
hours in compliance with rules promulgated pursuant to subdivision 23 and upon payment
of a fee of $15.new text begin For the purposes of this subdivision, "on an occasional basis" means
no more than one permit per vehicle within a 30-day period, which begins the day a
permit is effective.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3d. new text end

new text begin Used vehicle parts dealer. new text end

new text begin A used vehicle parts dealer licensee may sell,
solicit, or advertise the sale of used parts and the remaining scrap metals, but is prohibited
from selling any new or used motor vehicles for use at retail or for resale to a dealer.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.27, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Place of business.

(a) All licensees under this section shall have an
established place of business which shall include as a minimum:

(1) For a new motor vehicle dealer, the following:

(i) a commercial building owned or under lease by the licensee. The lease must
be for a minimum term of one year. The building must contain office space where the
books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with
personnel available during normal business hours. Dealership business hours must be
conspicuously posted on the place of doing business and readily viewable by the public;

(ii) a bona fide contract or franchise (A) in effect with a manufacturer or distributor
of the new motor vehicles the dealer proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or auction, or (B)
in effect with the first-stage manufacturer or distributor of new motor vehicles purchased
from a van converter or modifier which the dealer proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or
auction, or (C) in effect with the final-stage manufacturer of the new type A, B, or C motor
homes which the dealer proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or auction;

(iii) a facility for the repair and servicing of motor vehicles and the storage of parts
and accessories, not to exceed ten miles distance from the principal place of business. The
service may be provided through contract with bona fide operators actually engaged
in the services;

(iv) an area either indoors or outdoors to display motor vehicles that is owned or
under lease by the licensee; and

(v) a sign readily viewable by the public that clearly identifies the dealership by name.

(2) For a used motor vehicle dealer, the following:

(i) a commercial building owned or under lease by the licensee. The lease must
be for a minimum term of one year. The building must contain office space where the
books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with
personnel available during normal business hours or automatic telephone answering
service during normal business hours. Dealership business hours must be conspicuously
posted on the place of doing business and readily viewable by the public;

(ii) an area either indoors or outdoors to display motor vehicles which is owned or
under lease by the licensee; and

(iii) a sign readily viewable by the public that clearly identifies the dealership by
name.

(3) For a motor vehicle lessor, the following: a commercial office space where the
books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with
personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic telephone answering
service during normal business hours. Business hours must be conspicuously posted on
the place of doing business and readily viewable by the public. The office space must be
owned or under lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.

(4) For a motor vehicle wholesaler, the following: a commercial office space where
the books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained
with personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic telephone
answering service during normal business hours. The office space must be owned or under
lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.

(5) For a motor vehicle auctioneer, the following: a permanent enclosed commercial
building, within or without the state, on a permanent foundation, owned or under lease
by the licensee. The lease must be for a minimum term of one year. The building must
contain office space where the books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business
are kept and maintained with personnel available during normal business hours or an
automatic telephone answering service during normal business hours.

(6) For a motor vehicle broker, the following: a commercial office space where
books, records, and files necessary to conduct business are kept and maintained with
personnel available during normal business hours, or an automatic telephone answering
service available during normal business hours. A sign, clearly identifying the motor
vehicle broker by name and listing the broker's business hours, must be posted in a location
and manner readily viewable by a member of the public visiting the office space. The
office space must be owned or under lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.

new text begin (7) For a limited used vehicle license holder, the following: a commercial office
space where books, records, and files necessary to conduct nonprofit charitable activities
are kept and maintained with personnel available during normal business hours, or an
automatic telephonic answering service available during normal business hours. The
office space must be owned or under lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.
new text end

(b) If a new or used motor vehicle dealer maintains more than one place of doing
business in a county, the separate places must be listed on the application. If additional
places of business are maintained outside of one county, separate licenses must be
obtained for each county.

(c) If a motor vehicle lessor, wholesaler, auctioneer, or motor vehicle broker
maintains more than one permanent place of doing business, either in one or more
counties, the separate places must be listed in the application, but only one license is
required. If a lessor proposes to sell previously leased or rented vehicles or if a broker
proposes to establish an office at a location outside the seven-county metropolitan area, as
defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, other than cities of the first class, the lessor or
broker must obtain a license for each nonmetropolitan area county in which the lessor's
sales are to take place or where the broker proposes to locate an office.

(d) If a motor vehicle dealer, lessor, wholesaler, or motor vehicle broker does not
have direct access to a public road or street, any privately owned roadway providing
access to a public road or street must be clearly identified and adequately maintained.

(e) A new or used motor vehicle dealer may establish a temporary place of business
outside the county where it maintains its licensed location to sell horse trailers exclusively
without obtaining an additional license.

(f) A new or used motor vehicle dealer may establish a temporary place of business
outside the county where it maintains its licensed location to sell recreational vehicles
exclusively without obtaining an additional license if:

(1) the dealer establishes a temporary place of business for the sale of recreational
vehicles not more than four times during any calendar year;

(2) each temporary place of business other than an official county fair or the
Minnesota State Fair within the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section
473.121, subdivision 2, is established jointly with at least four other recreational vehicle
dealers;

(3) each temporary place of business other than an official county fair outside
the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, is
established jointly with at least one other recreational vehicle dealer;

(4) each establishment of a temporary place of business for the sale of recreational
vehicles is for no more than 12 consecutive days; and

(5) the dealer notifies the registrar of motor vehicles of each temporary place of
business for the sale of recreational vehicles.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.27, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Dealers' licenses; location change notice; fee.

(a) Application for
a dealer's license or notification of a change of location of the place of business on a
dealer's license must include a street address, not a post office box, and is subject to the
commissioner's approval.

(b) Upon the filing of an application for a dealer's license and the proper fee, unless
the application on its face appears to be invalid, the commissioner shall grant a 90-day
temporary license. During the 90-day period following issuance of the temporary license,
the commissioner shall inspect the place of business site and insure compliance with this
section and rules adopted under this section.

(c) The commissioner may extend the temporary license 30 days to allow the
temporarily licensed dealer to come into full compliance with this section and rules
adopted under this section.

(d) In no more than 120 days following issuance of the temporary license, the dealer
license must either be granted or denied.

(e) A license must be denied under the following conditions:

(1) The license must be denied if within the previous ten years the applicant was
enjoined due to a violation of section 325F.69 or convicted of violating section 325E.14,
325E.15, 325E.16, or 325F.69, or convicted under section 609.53 of receiving or selling
stolen vehicles, or convicted of violating United States Code, title 15, sections 1981 to
1991 or pleaded guilty, entered a plea of nolo contendere or no contest, or has been found
guilty in a court of competent jurisdiction of any charge of failure to pay state or federal
income or sales taxes or felony charge of forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under
false pretenses, theft by swindle, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or bribery.

deleted text begin (2) The license must also be denied if within the previous year the applicant has been
denied a dealer license.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end A license must deleted text beginalsodeleted text end be denied if the applicant has had a dealer license
revoked within the previous ten years.

(f) If the application is approved, the commissioner shall license the applicant as a
dealer for one year from the date the temporary license is granted and issue a certificate
of license that must include a distinguishing number of identification of the dealer. The
license must be displayed in a prominent place in the dealer's licensed place of business.

(g) Each initial application for a license must be accompanied by a fee of $100 in
addition to the annual fee. The annual fee is $150. The initial fees and annual fees must
be paid into the state treasury and credited to the general fund except that $50 of each
initial and annual fee must be paid into the vehicle services operating account in the
special revenue fund under section 299A.705.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.153, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Older model vehicle.

new text begin (a) A dealer who buys an older model vehicle
to dismantle or destroy must:
new text end

new text begin (1) obtain the certificate of title or verify ownership on the department's electronic
record;
new text end

new text begin (2) notify any secured parties; and
new text end

new text begin (3) retain the certificate of title or a copy of the motor vehicle record.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endA dealer who buys an older model vehicle to deleted text beginbe dismantleddeleted text endnew text begin dismantlenew text end or
deleted text begindestroyed shall report todeleted text endnew text begin destroy must notifynew text end the department within deleted text begin30deleted text endnew text begin tennew text end days deleted text beginincludingdeleted text endnew text begin.
The notification must be made electronically as prescribed by the registrar, and must
include
new text end the vehicle's license plate number and identification number, and the seller's
name and driver's license number.

new text begin (c) The records and information retained or submitted under paragraphs (a) and (b)
shall be kept and maintained in a manner consistent with the requirements of section
168A.11, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.153, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Late-model or high-value vehicle.

new text begin(a) new text endA dealer who buys a late-model or
high-value vehicle to deleted text beginbe dismantleddeleted text endnew text begin dismantlenew text end or deleted text begindestroyed shalldeleted text endnew text begin destroy must:
new text end

new text begin (1) obtain the certificate of title;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end notify deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end secured deleted text beginpartydeleted text endnew text begin partiesnew text enddeleted text begin, if any, and the commissioner in the manner
prescribed in subdivision 3. The dealer must then properly destroy the certificate of
title
deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) retain the certificate of title or a copy of the motor vehicle recordnew text end.

new text begin (b) A dealer who buys a late-model or high-value vehicle to dismantle or destroy
must notify the department within ten days. The notification must be made electronically
as prescribed by the registrar, must include the vehicle's license plate number and
identification number, and must include the seller's name and driver's license number.
new text end

new text begin (c) The records and information retained or submitted under paragraphs (a) and (b)
shall be kept and maintained in a manner consistent with the requirements of section
168A.11, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.153, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Purchase of abandoned vehicles from a dealer. new text end

new text begin (a) Subdivision 1 does
not apply to purchase of a scrap vehicle as an abandoned vehicle from a license holder
under section 168.27 who is in possession of the vehicle for service or repair.
new text end

new text begin (b) A scrap vehicle dealer acquiring a scrap vehicle under this subdivision shall
obtain the selling dealer's business name and address, a copy of the repair order, and,
if available, a bill of sale or other evidence of open or legitimate purchase. The scrap
vehicle dealer must notify the department within ten days. The notification must be made
electronically as prescribed by the registrar, must include the vehicle's license plate
number and identification number, and must include the seller's name.
new text end

new text begin (c) The records and information obtained or submitted under paragraph (b) shall be
maintained in a manner consistent with the requirements of section 168A.11, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.153, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Notification on vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed; service fee.

Within
the time frames prescribed in subdivisions 1 deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, new text end 2new text begin, and 2a new text end of acquiring a vehicle titled and
registered in Minnesota, a dealer shall notify the registrar that the dealership purchased the
vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed. The notification must be made electronically as
prescribed by the registrar. The dealer may contract this service to a deputy registrar and
the registrar may charge a fee not to exceed $7 per transaction to provide this service.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168B.15, is amended to read:


168B.15 TOW TRUCK PERMIT.

The commissioner of transportation may issue permits to an applicant who pays a
single $300 annual fee to cover all tow trucks and towing vehicles owned by the applicant
and meets any other conditions prescribed by the commissioner. The permit authorizes the
tow truck or towing vehicle, when towing a disabled or damaged vehicle to a place of repair
or to a place of safekeeping, to exceed the length and weight limitations of deleted text beginthisdeleted text end chapternew text begin 169new text end.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.011, subdivision 71, is amended to read:


Subd. 71.

School bus.

(a) "School bus" means a motor vehicle used to transport
pupils to or from a school defined in section 120A.22, or to or from school-related
activities, by the school or a school district, or by someone under an agreement with the
school or a school district. A school bus does not include a motor vehicle transporting
children to or from school for which parents or guardians receive direct compensation
from a school district, a motor coach operating under charter carrier authority, a transit
bus providing services as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 7, or a vehicle otherwise
qualifying as a type III vehicle under paragraph (h), when the vehicle is properly
registered and insured and being driven by an employee or agent of a school district for
nonscheduled or nonregular transportation.

(b) A school bus may be type A, type B, type C, or type D, multifunction school
activity bus, or type III as provided in paragraphs (c) to (h).

(c) A "type A school bus" is a van conversion or bus constructed utilizing a
cutaway front section vehicle with a left-side driver's door. This definition includes two
classifications: type A-I, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) less than or equal
to 14,500 pounds; and type A-II, with a GVWR greater than 14,500 pounds and less
than or equal to 21,500 pounds.

(d) A "type B school bus" is constructed utilizing a stripped chassis. The entrance
door is behind the front wheels. This definition includes two classifications: type B-I,
with a GVWR less than or equal to 10,000 pounds; and type B-II, with a GVWR greater
than 10,000 pounds.

(e) A "type C school bus" is constructed utilizing a chassis with a hood and front
fender assembly. The entrance door is behind the front wheels. A "type C school bus" also
includes a cutaway truck chassis or truck chassis with cab, with or without a left side door,
and with a GVWR greater than 21,500 pounds.

(f) A "type D school bus" is constructed utilizing a stripped chassis. The entrance
door is ahead of the front wheels.

(g) A "multifunction school activity bus" is a school bus that meets the definition
of a multifunction school activity bus in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section
571.3. A vehicle that meets the definition of a type III vehicle is not a multifunction
school activity bus.

(h) A "type III vehicle" is restricted to passenger deleted text begincars, station wagons, vans,deleted text endnew text begin vehicles
new text end and buses having a maximum manufacturer's rated seating capacity of ten or fewer people,
including the driver, and a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less. A "type
III vehicle" must not be outwardly equipped and identified as a type A, B, C, or D school
bus or type A, B, C, or D Head Start bus. A van or bus converted to a seating capacity of
ten or fewer and placed in service on or after August 1, 1999, must have been originally
manufactured to comply with the passenger safety standards.

(i) In this subdivision, "gross vehicle weight rating" means the value specified by
the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.18, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Passing on the right.

The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon
the right of another vehicle only upon the following conditions:

(1) when the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;

(2) upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not occupied by parked
vehicles of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles in each direction;

(3) upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which traffic is restricted to one
direction of movement, where the roadway is free from obstructions and of sufficient
width for two or more lines of moving vehicles;

(4) when the driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the
right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. In no event shall such
movement be made by drivingnew text begin in a bicycle lane ornew text end onto the shoulder, whether paved or
unpaved, or off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.18, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Laned highway.

When any roadway has been divided into two or more
clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent
herewith, shall apply:

(a) A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane
and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such
movement can be made with safety.

(b) Upon a roadway which is not a one-way roadway and which is divided into three
lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing
another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic
within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the
time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding, and
is signposted to give notice of such allocation. The left lane of a three-lane roadway which
is not a one-way roadway shall not be used for overtaking and passing another vehicle.

(c) Official signs may be erected directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated
lane or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction, and drivers of
vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign.

(d) Whenever a bicycle lane has been established on a roadway, any person
operating a motor vehicle on such roadway shall not drive in the bicycle lane except to
new text begin perform parking maneuvers in order tonew text end park where parking is permitted, to enter or leave
the highway, or to prepare for a turn as provided in section 169.19, subdivision 1.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Turning at intersection.

The driver of a vehicle intending to turn
at an intersection shall do so as follows:

(a) Both the approach for a right turn and a right turn shall be made as close as
practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

(b) Approach for a left turn on other than one-way roadways shall be made in that
portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the centerline thereof, and after entering
the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the
centerline of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made
in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.

(c) Approach for a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway shall
be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the centerline thereof and
by passing to the right of such centerline where it enters the intersection.

(d) A left turn from a one-way roadway into a two-way roadway shall be made
from the left-hand lane and by passing to the right of the centerline of the roadway being
entered upon leaving the intersection.

(e) Where both streets or roadways are one way, both the approach for a left turn and
a left turn shall be made as close as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

(f) Local authorities in their respective jurisdictions may cause markers, buttons, or
signs to be placed within or adjacent to intersections and thereby require and direct that a
different course from that specified in this section be traveled by vehicles turning at an
intersection, and when markers, buttons, or signs are so placed no driver of a vehicle shall
turn a vehicle at an intersection other than as directed and required by such markers,
buttons, or signs.

(g) Whenever it is necessary for the driver of a motor vehicle to cross a bicycle
lane adjacent to the driver's lane of travel to make a turn, the driver shall new text beginfirst signal the
movement, then
new text enddrive the motor vehicle into the bicycle lane prior to making the turn,
deleted text beginand shall make the turn,deleted text endnew text begin but only after it is safe to do so. The driver shall then make the
turn consistent with any traffic markers, buttons, or signs,
new text end yielding the right-of-way to any
vehiclesnew text begin or bicyclesnew text end approaching so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.222, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Manner and number riding.

No bicyclenew text begin, including a tandem bicycle,
cargo or utility bicycle, or trailer,
new text end shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the
number for which it is designed and equipped, except deleted text begin(1) on a baby seat attached to the
bicycle, provided that the baby seat is equipped with a harness to hold the child securely in
the seat and that protection is provided against the child's feet hitting the spokes of the
wheel or (2) in a seat attached to the bicycle operator
deleted text endnew text begin an adult rider may carry a child in a
seat designed for carrying children that is securely attached to the bicycle
new text end.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.222, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Riding rules.

(a) Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall
ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under
any of the following situations:

(1) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction;

(2) when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway;

(3) when reasonably necessary to avoid conditions, including fixed or moving
objects, vehicles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or narrow width lanes, that make
it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edgedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (4) when operating on the shoulder of a roadway or in a bicycle lane.
new text end

(b) If a bicycle is traveling on a shoulder of a roadway, the bicycle shall travel in the
same direction as adjacent vehicular traffic.

(c) Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway or shoulder shall not ride more than two
abreast and shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and, on a
laned roadway, shall ride within a single lane.

(d) A person operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk, or across a roadway or shoulder
on a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible
signal when necessary before overtaking and passing any pedestrian. No person shall ride
a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district unless permitted by local authorities.
Local authorities may prohibit the operation of bicycles on any sidewalk or crosswalk
under their jurisdiction.

(e) An individual operating a bicycle or other vehicle on a bikeway shall leave a safe
distance when overtaking a bicycle or individual proceeding in the same direction on the
bikeway, and shall maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle or individual.

(f) A person lawfully operating a bicycle on a sidewalk, or across a roadway or
shoulder on a crosswalk, shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian
under the same circumstances.

(g) A person may operate an electric-assisted bicycle on the shoulder of a roadway,
on a bikeway, or on a bicycle trail if not otherwise prohibited under section 85.015,
subdivision 1d; 85.018, subdivision 2, paragraph (d); or 160.263, subdivision 2, paragraph
(b), as applicable.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.222, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Bicycle equipment.

(a) No person shall operate a bicycle at nighttime
unless the bicycle or its operator is equipped with (1) a lamp which emits a white light
visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front; and (2) a red reflector of a type
approved by the Department of Public Safety which is visible from all distances from 100
feet to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps on a
motor vehicle.new text begin A bicycle equipped with lamps that are visible from a distance of at least
500 feet from both the front and the rear is deemed to fully comply with this paragraph.
new text end

(b) No person may operate a bicycle at any time when there is not sufficient light to
render persons and vehicles on the highway clearly discernible at a distance of 500 feet
ahead unless the bicycle or its operator is equipped with reflective surfaces that shall be
visible during the hours of darkness from 600 feet when viewed in front of lawful lower
beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. The reflective surfaces shall include reflective
materials on each side of each pedal to indicate their presence from the front or the rear and
with a minimum of 20 square inches of reflective material on each side of the bicycle or its
operator. Any bicycle equipped with side reflectors as required by regulations for new
bicycles prescribed by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission shall be
considered to meet the requirements for side reflectorization contained in this subdivision.

(c) A bicycle may be equipped with a front lamp that emits a white flashing signal,
or a rear lamp that emits a red flashing signal, or both.

(d) A bicycle may be equipped with tires having studs, spikes, or other protuberances
designed to increase traction.

(e) No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped with a new text beginrear new text endbrakenew text begin or
front and rear brakes
new text end which will enable the operator to make deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anew text end braked deleted text beginwheelsdeleted text endnew text begin wheel
new text end skid on dry, level, clean pavement.new text begin A bicycle equipped with a direct or fixed gear that
can make the rear wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement shall be deemed to fully
comply with this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (f) A bicycle may be equipped with a horn or bell designed to alert motor vehicles,
other bicycles, and pedestrians of the bicycle's presence.
new text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end No person shall operate upon a highway any two-wheeled bicycle equipped
with handlebars so raised that the operator must elevate the hands above the level of the
shoulders in order to grasp the normal steering grip area.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end No person shall operate upon a highway any bicycle which is of such a size
as to prevent the operator from stopping the bicycle, supporting it with at least one foot
on the highway surface and restarting in a safe manner.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.222, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Sale with reflectors and other equipment.

new text begin(a) new text endNo person shall sell or
offer for sale any new bicycle unless it is equipped with reflectors and other equipment as
required by subdivision 6, paragraphs (b) and (e) and by applicable regulations for new
bicycles prescribed by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a new bicycle may be sold or offered for sale
without pedals if the bicycle otherwise meets the requirements of paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.34, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Prohibitions.

(a) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle,
except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the
directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:

(1) on a sidewalk;

(2) in front of a public or private driveway;

(3) within an intersection;

(4) within ten feet of a fire hydrant;

(5) on a crosswalk;

(6) within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;

(7) within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or
traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;

(8) between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the
curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated
by signs or markings;

(9) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;

(10) within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of
a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of said entrance when
properly signposted;

(11) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping,
standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;

(12) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a
street;

(13) upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway
tunnel, except as otherwise provided by ordinance;

new text begin (14) within a bicycle lane, except when posted signs permit parking; or
new text end

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end at any place where official signs prohibit stopping.

(b) No person shall move a vehicle not owned by such person into any prohibited
area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.

(c) No person shall, for camping purposes, leave or park a travel trailer on or within
the limits of any highway or on any highway right-of-way, except where signs are erected
designating the place as a campsite.

(d) No person shall stop or park a vehicle on a street or highway when directed or
ordered to proceed by any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control,
or regulate traffic.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.346, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Disability parking when designated spaces occupied or unavailable.
new text end

new text begin In the event the designated disability parking spaces are either occupied or unavailable,
a vehicle bearing a valid disability parking certificate issued under section 169.345 or
license plates for physically disabled persons under section 168.021 may park at an angle
and occupy two standard parking spaces.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.346, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Disability parking space signs.

(a) Parking spaces reserved for physically
disabled persons must be designated and identified by the posting of signs incorporating
the international symbol of access in white on blue and indicating that violators are subject
to a fine of up to $200. These parking spaces are reserved for disabled persons with motor
vehicles displaying the required certificate, plates, permit valid for 30 days, or insignia.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, a parking space that is clearly identified as
reserved for physically disabled persons by a permanently posted sign that does not
meet all design standards, is considered designated and reserved for physically disabled
persons. A sign posted for the purpose of this section must be visible from inside a motor
vehicle parked in the space, be kept clear of snow or other obstructions which block its
visibility, and be nonmovable deleted text beginor only movable by authorized personsdeleted text end.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.443, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Personal cellular phone call prohibition.

(a) As used in this subdivision,
"school bus" has the meaning given in section 169.011, subdivision 71. In addition, the
term includes type III vehicles as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 71, when driven
by employees or agents of school districts.

(b) A school bus driver may not operate a school bus while communicating over, or
otherwise operating, a cellular phone for personal reasons, whether handheld or hands
free, when the vehicle is in motionnew text begin or a part of trafficnew text end.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.447, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Driver seat belt.

School buses and Head Start buses must be equipped
with driver seat belts and seat belt assemblies of the type described in section 169.685,
subdivision 3
. deleted text beginSchool bus drivers and Head Start bus drivers must use these seat belts.deleted text endnew text begin A
properly adjusted and fastened seat belt, including both the shoulder and lap belt when the
vehicle is so equipped, shall be worn by the driver.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.454, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Option.

deleted text beginPassenger cars and station wagonsdeleted text endnew text begin Type III vehiclesnew text end may carry
fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and warning triangles in the trunk or trunk area of the vehicle,
if a label in the driver and front passenger area clearly indicates the location of these items.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.68, is amended to read:


169.68 HORN, SIREN.

(a) Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway must be equipped with
a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal
conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet. However, the horn or other warning
device must not emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle. The driver of a
motor vehicle shall, when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation, give audible
warning with the horn, but shall not otherwise use the horn when upon a highway.

(b) A vehicle must not be equipped with, and a person shall not use upon a vehicle,
any siren, whistle, or bell, except as otherwise permitted in this section.

(c) It is permissible, but not required, for any commercial vehicle to be equipped
with a theft alarm signal device, so arranged that it cannot be used by the driver as an
ordinary warning signal.

(d) All authorized emergency vehicles must be equipped with a siren capable of
emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 500 feet
and of a type conforming to the federal certification standards for sirens, as determined by
the General Services Administration. However, the siren must not be used except when the
vehicle is operated in response to an emergency call or in the immediate pursuit of an actual
or suspected violator of the law, in which latter events the driver of the vehicle shall sound
the siren when necessary to warn pedestrians and other drivers of the vehicle's approach.

new text begin (e) It is permissible, but not required, for a bicycle to be equipped with a horn or bell
designed to alert motor vehicles, other bicycles, and pedestrians of the bicycle's presence.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.824, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Gross vehicle weight of all axles; credit for idle reduction technology.

(a) The gross vehicle weight of all axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles must
not exceed:

(1) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles on all streets and
highways, unless posted at a lower axle weight under section 169.87, subdivision 1; and

(2) 88,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
axles while exclusively engaged in hauling livestock on all state trunk highways other
than interstate highways, if the vehicle has a permit under section 169.86, subdivision 5,
paragraph (j).

(b) Notwithstanding the maximum weight provisions of this section, and in order to
promote the reduction of fuel use and emissions, the maximum gross vehicle weight limits
and the axle weight limits for any motor vehicle subject to sections 169.80 to 169.88 and
equipped with idle reduction technology or emissions-reduction technology must be
increased by the amount of weight necessary to compensate for the weight of the idle
reduction technology or emissions-reduction technology, not to exceed deleted text begin400deleted text endnew text begin 550new text end pounds.
At the request of an authorized representative of the Department of Transportation or the
Department of Public Safety, the vehicle operator shall provide proof that the vehicle is
equipped with this technology through documentation or demonstration.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.01, subdivision 49b, is amended to read:


Subd. 49b.

Valid medical examiner's certificate.

new text begin(a) new text end"Valid medical examiner's
certificate" means a record, on a form prescribed by the department:

(1) of a medical examiner's examination of a person who holds or is applying for a
class A, class B, or class C commercial driver's license;

(2) upon which the medical examiner attests that the applicant or license holder is
physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle; and

(3) that is not expired.

new text begin (b) A valid medical examiner's certificate must be issued by a medical examiner
who is certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration and listed on the National
Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin The section is effective May 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 44.

new text begin [171.017] BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS; DEPARTMENT
EMPLOYEES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Background checks authorized new text end new text begin . new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall
investigate the criminal history background of any current or prospective employees of the
department being considered for any position with the department that has or will have:
new text end

new text begin (1) the ability to create or modify records of applicants for enhanced drivers' licenses
under section 171.01, subdivision 31a, or enhanced identification cards under section
171.01, subdivision 31b;
new text end

new text begin (2) the ability to issue enhanced drivers' licenses under section 171.01, subdivision
31a, or enhanced identification cards under section 171.01, subdivision 31b; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the ability to administer knowledge or skills tests under section 171.13 to an
applicant for a commercial driver's license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Procedure. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must request a criminal history
background check from the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on all
individuals specified in subdivision 1. A request under this section must be accompanied
by an executed criminal history consent form, including fingerprints, signed by the current
or prospective employee being investigated.
new text end

new text begin (b) After receiving a request under paragraph (a), the superintendent of the Bureau
of Criminal Apprehension shall perform the background check required under subdivision
1. The superintendent shall retrieve criminal history data as defined in section 13.87,
conduct a search of the national criminal records repository, and provide wants and
warrant information from federal and state repositories. The superintendent is authorized
to exchange fingerprints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the
criminal history check. The superintendent shall return the results of the background
checks to the commissioner to determine whether:
new text end

new text begin (1) the employee or applicant for employment specified in subdivision 1, clause (1)
or (2), has committed a disqualifying crime under Code of Federal Regulations, title
49, section 1572.103; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the employee or applicant for employment specified in subdivision 1, clause (3),
has a conviction of the type specified by Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section
384.228(j).
new text end

new text begin (c) The superintendent shall recover the cost to the bureau of a background check
through a fee charged to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notification by other criminal justice agencies. new text end

new text begin Criminal justice
agencies, as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 3a, shall provide the commissioner
with information they possess and that the commissioner requires for the purposes of
determining the employment suitability of current or prospective employees subject to
this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Annual background checks in certain instances. new text end

new text begin Consistent with Code
of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 384.228, the commissioner shall request and the
superintendent shall conduct annual background checks for the department employees
specified in subdivision 1, clause (3). Annual background checks under this subdivision
shall be performed in a manner consistent with subdivisions 2 and 3.
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. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.07, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Identification cards for seniors.

A Minnesota identification card issued
to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall be of a distinguishing color and plainly
marked "senior." The fee for the card issued to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall
be one-half the required fee for a class D driver's license rounded down to the nearest
quarter dollar. A Minnesota identification card or a Minnesota driver's license issued to a
person 65 years of age or over shall be valid identification for the purpose of qualifying
for reduced rates, free licenses or services provided by any board, commission, agency or
institution that is wholly or partially funded by state appropriations.new text begin This subdivision does
not apply to an enhanced identification card issued to an applicant age 65 or older.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.07, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Expiration.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, the
expiration date of Minnesota identification cards of applicants under the age of 65 shall be
the birthday of the applicant in the fourth year following the date of issuance of the card.

(b) new text beginA new text endMinnesota identification deleted text begincardsdeleted text endnew text begin cardnew text end issued to deleted text beginapplicantsdeleted text endnew text begin an applicantnew text end age 65 or
deleted text beginoverdeleted text endnew text begin oldernew text end shall be valid for the lifetime of the applicantnew text begin, except that for the purposes of
this paragraph, "Minnesota identification card" does not include an enhanced identification
card issued to an applicant age 65 or older
new text end.

(c) The expiration date for an Under-21 identification card is the cardholder's 21st
birthday. The commissioner shall issue an identification card to a holder of an Under-21
identification card who applies for the card, pays the required fee, and presents proof of
identity and age, unless the commissioner determines that the applicant is not qualified
for the identification card.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Transportation ombudsperson. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall appoint a
person to the position of transportation ombudsperson. The transportation ombudsperson
reports directly to the commissioner. The ombudsperson must be selected without regard to
political affiliation and must be qualified to perform the duties specified in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Powers and duties of the transportation ombudsperson include, but are not
limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing a neutral, independent resource for dispute and issue resolution between
the department and the general public where another mechanism or forum is not available;
new text end

new text begin (2) gathering information about decisions, acts, and other matters of the department;
new text end

new text begin (3) providing information to the general public;
new text end

new text begin (4) facilitating discussions or arranging mediation when appropriate; and
new text end

new text begin (5) maintaining and monitoring performance measures for the ombudsperson
program.
new text end

new text begin (c) The transportation ombudsperson may not hold another formal position within
the department. The transportation ombudsperson may not impose a complaint fee.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.03, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:


Subd. 1d.

Freight rail economic development study.

(a) The commissioner of
transportation, in cooperation with the commissioner of the Department of Employment
and Economic Development, shall conduct a freight rail economic development study.
The study will assess the economic impact of freight railroads in the state and identify
opportunities to expand business development and enhance economic competitiveness
through improved utilization of freight rail options. Findings from the study shall be
incorporated as an amendment to the statewide freight and passenger rail plan.

(b) The commissioner of transportation shall provide an interim progress report on
the study by January 15, 2013, and a final report on deleted text beginSeptember 1deleted text endnew text begin November 15new text end, 2013, to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation policy and finance and over employment and economic development.
The reports shall include any recommended legislative initiatives.

(c) The commissioner of transportation may expend up to $216,000 in fiscal year
2013 under section 222.50, subdivision 7, to pay the costs of this study and report.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.24, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Method of payment, deleted text beginnonoperatingdeleted text end assistance.

Payments for planning
and engineering design, eligible capital assistance, new text beginoperating assistance, new text endand other eligible
assistance for public transit services furthering the purposes of section 174.21deleted text begin, excluding
operating assistance,
deleted text end shall be made in an appropriate manner as determined by the
commissionernew text begin, except that payments for operating assistance shall be made quarterly.
The first quarterly payment for operating assistance shall be made no later than the last
business day of the first month of the contract
new text end.

Sec. 50.

new text begin [174.45] PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS; JOINT PROGRAM
OFFICE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may establish a joint program office to oversee and coordinate
activities to develop, evaluate, and implement public-private partnerships involving public
infrastructure investments. At the request of the commissioner of transportation, the
commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget, the commissioner of employment
and economic development, the executive director of the Public Facilities Authority, and
other state agencies shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the commissioner
of transportation for activities related to public-private partnerships involving public
infrastructure investments.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.632, is amended to read:


174.632 PASSENGER RAIL; COMMISSIONER'S DUTIES.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin "Passenger rail" means intercity rail passenger
transportation as defined in United States Code, title 49, section 24102 (4).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Responsibilities. new text end

(a) The planning, design, development, construction,
operation, and maintenance of passenger rail track, facilities, and services are
governmental functions, serve a public purpose, and are a matter of public necessity.

(b) The commissioner is responsible for all aspects of planning, designing,
developing, constructing, equipping, operating, and maintaining passenger rail, including
system planning, alternatives analysis, environmental studies, preliminary engineering,
final design, construction, negotiating with railroads, and developing financial and
operating plans.

(c) The commissioner may enter into a memorandum of understanding or agreement
with a public or private entity, including new text beginAmtrak, new text enda regional railroad authority, a joint
powers board, and a railroad, to carry out these activities.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.636, is amended to read:


174.636 PASSENGER RAIL; EXERCISE OF POWER.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Powers. new text end

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The commissioner has all powers necessary to carry out
the duties specified in section 174.632. In the exercise of those powers, the commissioner
may:

(1) acquire by purchase, gift, or by eminent domain proceedings as provided by law,
all land and property necessary to preserve future passenger rail corridors or to construct,
maintain, and improve passenger rail corridors;

(2) let all necessary contracts as provided by law; and

(3) make agreements with and cooperate with any deleted text begingovernmental authoritydeleted text endnew text begin publicnew text end or
private entitynew text begin, including Amtrak,new text end to carry out statutory duties related to passenger rail.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Consultation. new text end

deleted text begin(b)deleted text end The commissioner shall consult with metropolitan
planning organizations and regional rail authorities in areas where passenger rail corridors
are under consideration to ensure that passenger rail services are integrated with existing
rail and transit services and other transportation facilities to provide as nearly as possible
connected, efficient, and integrated services.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Authority to contract; liability. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner, or a public entity
contracting with the commissioner, may contract with a railroad as defined in Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, section 200.3(i), for the joint or shared use of the railroad's
right-of-way or the construction, operation, or maintenance of rail track, facilities, or
services for passenger rail purposes. Notwithstanding section 3.732, subdivision 1, clause
(2), or 466.01, subdivision 6, sections 466.04 and 466.06 govern the liability of a Class I
railroad and its employees arising from the joint or shared use of the railroad right-of-way
or the provision of passenger rail construction, operation, or maintenance services
pursuant to the contract. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a contract with a Class I
railroad for any passenger rail service, or joint or shared use of the railroad's right-of-way,
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 (b) State passenger rail operations or a contract entered into under this section shall
be subject to the Federal Employers Liability Act, United States Code, title 45, section
51 et seq.; federal railroad safety laws under United States Code, title 49, section 20101
et seq.; the Railway Labor Act, United States Code, title 45, section 151 et seq.; and the
Railroad Retirement Act, United States Code, title 45, section 231 et seq.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Public hearings. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall hold public hearings as required
by federal requirements.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.17, is amended to read:


219.17 UNIFORM WARNING SIGNS.

The commissioner by rule shall require that uniform warning signs be placed at
grade crossings. There deleted text beginmust be at least threedeleted text endnew text begin are fournew text end distinct types of uniform warning
signs: a deleted text beginhome crossingdeleted text endnew text begin crossbucknew text end sign, for use in the immediate vicinity of the crossing;
an deleted text beginapproach crossingdeleted text endnew text begin advance warningnew text end sign, to indicate the approach to a grade crossing;new text begin a
yield sign with the word "yield" plainly appearing on it;
new text end and, when deemed necessarynew text begin and
instead of a yield sign
new text end, a stop sign with the word "stop" plainly appearing on it, to indicate
that persons on the highway approaching the crossing, whether in vehicles or otherwise,
must come to a stop before proceeding over the grade crossing.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.18, is amended to read:


219.18 RAILROAD TO ERECT SIGN.

At each grade crossing established after April 23, 1925 and where and when crossing
signs existing as of April 24, 1925 are replaced, the railway company operating the railroad
at that crossing shall erect and maintain one or more uniform deleted text beginhome crossingdeleted text endnew text begin crossbuck
new text end signs. The signs must be on each side of the railroad tracks and within deleted text begin75deleted text endnew text begin 50new text end feet from the
nearest railnew text begin, or at a distance greater than 50 feet as determined by the commissionernew text end.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.20, is amended to read:


219.20 STOP SIGNnew text begin; YIELD SIGNnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

When installation required; procedure.

At each grade crossingnew text begin not
equipped with flashing lights or flashing lights and gates
new text end where, because of the dangers
attendant upon its use, the reasonable protection of life and property makes it necessary
for persons approaching the crossing to stopnew text begin or yieldnew text end before crossing the railroad tracks,
stop signsnew text begin or yield signsnew text end must be installed. When the government entity responsible for a
road that crosses a railroad track deems it necessary to install stop signsnew text begin or yield signs
new text end at that crossing, it shall petition the commissioner to order the installation of the stop
signsnew text begin or yield signsnew text end. The commissioner shall respond to the petition by investigating
the conditions at the crossing to determine whether stop signsnew text begin or yield signsnew text end should be
installed at the crossing. On determining, after an investigation following a petition from
a governmental agency or subdivision or on the commissioner's own motion, that stop
signsnew text begin or yield signsnew text end should be installed at a crossing, the commissioner shall designate
the crossing as a stop crossingnew text begin or yield crossingnew 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 uniform stop crossing signsnew text begin or yield crossing signsnew text end in
accordance with the commissioner's order.

Subd. 2.

Stopping distances.

When a stop signnew text begin or a yield signnew text end has been erected at
a railroad crossing, the driver of a vehicle approaching a railroad crossing shall stopnew text begin or
yield
new text end within 50 feet, but not less than ten feet, from the nearest track of the crossing and
shall proceed only upon exercising due care.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.0314, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualification of driver.

Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
391 and appendixes D and E, are incorporated by reference except for sections 391.2;
391.11, paragraph (b)(1); 391.47; 391.49; 391.62; 391.64; 391.67; 391.68; and 391.69. In
addition, cross-references to sections or paragraphs not incorporated in this subdivision
are not incorporated by reference.new text begin For medical examinations conducted on and after May
21, 2014, the term "medical examiner" as used in this section and in the rules adopted
under this section means an individual certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration and listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
new text end

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.0314, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Waiver for other medical condition.

(a) The commissioner may grant
a waiver to a person who is not physically qualified to drive under Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, section 391.41, deleted text beginparagraph (b)(3) to (b)(13)deleted text endnew text begin paragraph (b)(3), (b)(10),
or (b)(11)
new text end. A waiver granted under this subdivision applies to intrastate transportation only.

(b) A person who wishes to obtain a waiver under this subdivision must give the
commissioner the following information:

(1) the applicant's name, address, and telephone number;

(2) the name, address, and telephone number of an employer coapplicant, if any;

(3) a description of the applicant's experience in driving the type of vehicle to be
operated under the waiver;

(4) a description of the type of driving to be done under the waiver;

(5) a description of any modifications to the vehicle the applicant intends to drive
under the waiver that are designed to accommodate the applicant's medical condition or
disability;

(6) whether the applicant has been granted another waiver under this subdivision;

(7) a copy of the applicant's current driver's license;

(8) a copy of a medical examiner'snew text begin report and medical examiner'snew text end certificate showing
that the applicant is medically unqualified to drive unless a waiver is granted;

(9) a statement from the applicant's treating physician that includes:

(i) the extent to which the physician is familiar with the applicant's medical history;

(ii) a description of the applicant's medical condition for which a waiver is necessary;

(iii) assurance that the applicant has the ability and willingness to follow any course
of treatment prescribed by the physician, including the ability to self-monitor or manage
the medical condition; and

(iv) the physician's professional opinion that the applicant's condition will not
adversely affect the applicant's ability to operate anew text begin commercialnew text end motor vehicle safely; and

(10) any other information considered necessary by the commissioner including
requiring a physical examination or medical report from a physician who specializes
in a particular field of medical practice.

(c) In granting a waiver under this subdivision, the commissioner may impose
conditions the commissioner considers necessary to ensure that an applicant is able to
operate a motor vehicle safely and that the safety of the general public is protected.

(d) A person who is granted a waiver under this subdivision must:

(1) at intervals specified in the waiver, give the commissioner periodic reports from
the person's treating physician, or a medical specialist if the commissioner so requires in
the waiver, that contain the information described in paragraph (b), clause (9), together
with a description of any episode that involved the person's loss of consciousness or loss
of ability to operate a motor vehicle safely; and

(2) immediately report the person's involvement in an accident for which a report is
required under section 169.09, subdivision 7.

deleted text begin (e) The commissioner shall deny an application if, during the three years preceding
the application:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the applicant's driver's license has been suspended under section 171.18,
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (9), (11), and (12), canceled under section 171.14, or revoked
under section 171.17, 171.172, or 171.174;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the applicant has been convicted of a violation under section 171.24; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the applicant has been convicted of a disqualifying offense, as defined in Code
of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 383.51, paragraph (b), which is incorporated
by reference.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The commissioner may deny an application or may immediately revoke
a waiver granted under this subdivision. Notice of the commissioner's reasons for
denying an application or for revoking a waiver must be in writing and must be mailed
to the applicant's or waiver holder's last known address by certified mail, return receipt
requested. A person whose application is denied or whose waiver is revoked is entitled to
a hearing under chapter 14.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A waiver granted under this subdivision expires on the date of expiration
shown on the medical examiner's certificate described in paragraph (b), clause (8).

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.0314, subdivision 9a, is amended to read:


Subd. 9a.

Hours of service exemptions.

The federal regulations incorporated in
subdivision 9 for maximum driving and on-duty time do not apply to drivers engaged in
the interstate or intrastate transportation of:

(1) agricultural commodities or farm supplies for agricultural purposes in Minnesota
during the planting and harvesting seasons from March 15 to December 15 of each year; or

(2) sugar beets during the harvesting season for sugar beets from September 1 to
May 15 of each year;

if the transportation is limited to an area within a deleted text begin100-air-miledeleted text end new text begin150-air-mile new text endradius from
the source of the commodities or new text beginfrom new text endthe new text beginretail or wholesale new text enddistribution point deleted text beginfordeleted text end new text beginof
new text endthe farm supplies.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 398A.04, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Bus rapid transit development. new text end

new text begin A regional rail authority may exercise
the powers conferred under this section to: plan, establish, acquire, develop, purchase,
enlarge, extend, improve, maintain, equip, regulate, and protect; and pay costs of
construction and operation of a bus rapid transit system located within its county on transit
ways included in and approved by the Metropolitan Council's 2030 Transportation Policy
Plan. This subdivision applies only to the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin,
Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
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 only to the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott,
and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 60.

Laws 2009, chapter 59, article 3, section 4, subdivision 9, as amended by
Laws 2010, chapter 197, section 1, and Laws 2011, chapter 87, section 1, subdivision 9,
is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Sunset.

A city or county participating in this pilot program may accept an
individual for diversion into the pilot program until June 30, deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2017new text end. The third party
administering the diversion program may collect and disburse fees collected pursuant to
subdivision 6, paragraph (a), clause (2), through December 31, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2018new text end, at which time
the pilot program under this section expires.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 61. new text beginCENTRAL CORRIDOR LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; CENTRAL
STATION ACCESSIBILITY.
new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "city" means the city of St. Paul;
new text end

new text begin (2) "council" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (3) "pedestrian skyway system" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes,
section 469.125, subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for the Central Station on the
Central Corridor light rail transit line, the council and city shall include construction or
establishment of access to a pedestrian skyway system as part of the initial transit line
construction project. The council and city shall ensure that public access to the pedestrian
skyway system is provided by an elevator located at the site of the station.
new text end

new text begin (c) The council and city shall meet the requirements under this section at the time of
initial construction of the Central Corridor light rail transit line and the Central Station.
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. 62. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND; KOOCHICHING COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.281 to 16B.287, 92.45,
161.43, 161.44 and 222.63, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of
transportation may convey and quitclaim to a private party all right, title, and interest of
the state of Minnesota, in the land described in paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance 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. The conveyance may take place only upon conditions as determined by the
commissioner of transportation.
new text end

new text begin (c) No direct access shall be permitted between marked Trunk Highway 71 and
the lands to be conveyed.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land to be conveyed is located in Koochiching County and is described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin That part of Tract A described below:
new text end

new text begin Tract A. All that portion of the Burlington Northern Railroad Company's (formerly
Northern Pacific Railway Company) former 400.0 foot wide Station Ground Property
at Grand Falls, Minnesota, lying within a distance of 300.0 feet northwesterly of said
Railroad Company's former main track centerline upon, over, and across the Northwest
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 155
North, Range 25 West, Koochiching County, Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin which lies southerly of Line 1 described below:
new text end

new text begin Line 1. Commencing at a point on the north line of the Northeast Quarter of
said Section 36, distant 466.0 feet easterly of the northwest corner thereof; thence
southwesterly at an angle of 56 degrees 41 minutes from said north line (measured from
west to south) for 458.6 feet; thence deflect to the right on a 01 degree 00 minute curve,
delta angle 13 degrees 08 minutes, for 1313.3 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for
1500.0 feet; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes for 200 feet to
the point of beginning of Line 1 to be described; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 90
degrees 00 minutes for 1500.0 feet; thence deflect to the right at an angle of 90 degrees 00
minutes for 200 feet and there terminating;
new text end

new text begin containing 16.45 acres, more or less, of which 0.55 acres is contained within a
public road (Koochiching County State-Aid Highway 31).
new text end

new text begin (e) The conveyance in this section is subject to the following restrictions:
new text end

new text begin (1) the right of way of the public road (Koochiching County State-Aid Highway
31 as now located and established) running along the east and west quarter line of said
Section 36; and
new text end

new text begin (2) no access shall be permitted to marked Trunk Highway 71 or to remaining rail
bank lands in said Section 36 from the lands conveyed in this section; except that access
shall be permitted by way of said Koochiching County State-Aid Highway 31.
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. 63. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND; LE SUEUR COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.281 to 16B.287, 92.45,
161.43, and 161.44, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation
may convey and quitclaim to a private party all right, title, and interest of the state of
Minnesota, in the land described in paragraph (e). The consideration for a conveyance
shall be the cost of planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping a
comparable rest area facility.
new text end

new text begin (b) Proceeds from the sale of real estate or buildings under this section shall be
deposited in the safety rest area account established in Minnesota Statutes, section
160.2745.
new text end

new text begin (c) The conveyance 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. The conveyance may take place only upon conditions determined by the
commissioner of transportation.
new text end

new text begin (d) No direct access shall be permitted between marked Trunk Highway 169 and the
land conveyed under this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) The land to be conveyed is located in Le Sueur County and is described as
tracts A, B, and C:
new text end

new text begin Tract A consists of that part of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19,
Township 112 North, Range 25 West, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, lying southeasterly of
the southeasterly right-of-way line of marked Trunk Highway 169 as the same was located
prior to January 1, 1990, and northerly of the northerly right-of-way line of old marked
Trunk Highway 169 (now known as County State-Aid Highway 28); excepting therefrom
that part thereof lying southwesterly of the following described line: From a point on the
east line of said Section 19, distant 1273 feet north of the east quarter corner thereof, run
southwesterly at an angle of 37 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds from said east section line
(measured from south to west) for 3332.5 feet; thence deflect to the right on a 01 degree
00 minute 00 second curve (delta angle 40 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds) having a length
of 4018.3 feet for 133.6 feet to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence
deflect to the left at an angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds to the tangent of said
curve at said point for 1000 feet and there terminating.
new text end

new text begin Tract B consists of that part of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19,
Township 112 North, Range 25 West, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, lying southerly of the
southeasterly right-of-way line of marked Trunk Highway 169 as located prior to January
1, 1990, northerly of the northerly right-of-way line of old marked Trunk Highway 169
(now known as County State-Aid Highway 28) and westerly of the following described
line: From a point on the east line of said Section 19, distant 1273 feet north of the East
Quarter corner thereof, run southwesterly at an angle of 37 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds
from said east section line (measured from south to west) for 2318 feet to the point of
beginning of the line to be described; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 90 degrees 00
minutes 00 seconds for 400 feet; thence deflect to the right at an angle of 43 degrees 00
minutes 00 seconds for 1100 feet and there terminating.
new text end

new text begin Tract C consists of that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of
Section 19, Township 112 North, Range 25 West, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, lying
southeasterly of marked Trunk Highway 169 as located prior to January 1, 1971, and
northwesterly of old marked Trunk Highway 169 (now known as County State-Aid
Highway 28) and southwesterly of the following described line: From a point on the east
line of said Section 19, distant 1273 feet north of the East Quarter corner thereof, run
southwesterly at an angle of 37 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds with said east section line
for 3332.5 feet; thence deflect to the right on a 01 degree 00 minute 00 second curve
(delta angle 40 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds) having a length of 4018.3 feet for 133.6
feet to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence deflect to the left at an
angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds with the tangent of said curve at said point for
1000 feet and there terminating.
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. 64. new text beginCOMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION LAW.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety shall make all reasonable efforts to refrain from
enforcing state laws that are in conflict with provisions enacted in Public Law 112-141,
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
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 beginMARKED U.S. HIGHWAY 53 RELOCATION PROJECT.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation, in
selecting the preferred alternative for the project involving the relocation of marked U.S.
Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia, shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) prioritize as a District 1 project, the acceleration of the scoping, relocation,
design, and construction of this highway;
new text end

new text begin (2) consider the economic and social impacts on the cities of Virginia, Eveleth,
Gilbert, and Mountain Iron, and not select an alternative that will impose undue negative
impact on the economies of these cities; and
new text end

new text begin (3) refrain from closing the existing U.S. Highway 53 corridor until construction of
the rerouted highway is complete and the highway is open to vehicle traffic.
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. 66. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 235 REMOVED.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 166, is repealed effective the
day after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between
the commissioner and the governing body of Otter Tail County to transfer jurisdiction of
Legislative Route No. 235 and 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. 67. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 256 REMOVED.
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 187, is repealed effective the
day after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
commissioner and the governing body of Blue Earth County to transfer jurisdiction of
Legislative Route No. 256 and 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. 68. new text beginSPECIFIC SERVICE SIGN.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law or administrative rule or order, the commissioner of
transportation, after being assured of adequate funding from nonstate sources, shall erect a
specific service sign on the east side of marked Trunk Highway 52, near its intersection
with 37th Street NW in Olmsted County. The sign must display the name or business
panel, or both, of a retail establishment on the east side of marked Trunk Highway 52 that
began operation before construction of the noise wall on the east side of marked Trunk
Highway 52, and the premises of which is blocked from view by the noise wall.
new text end

Sec. 69. new text beginINTERSECTION SIGNAGE; MARKED TRUNK HIGHWAY 47.
new text end

new text begin By August 1, 2013, the commissioner of transportation shall erect additional
signage on marked Trunk Highway 47 at the intersection with McKinley Street in Anoka
indicating the turning and through lane requirements for the intersection. The city of
Anoka shall reimburse the commissioner for the signage.
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. 70. new text beginORIGINAL IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE PROGRAM; USE
OF EMPLOYER-OWNED VEHICLES.
new text end

new text begin A person participating in the ignition interlock device program under Minnesota
Statutes 2009, section 171.305, may drive an employer-owned vehicle not equipped with
an interlock device while in the normal course and scope of employment duties pursuant to
the program guidelines established by the commissioner referenced in Minnesota Statutes,
section 171.306, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and with the employer's written consent.
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. 71. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 168.094; and 174.24, subdivision 5, new text end new text begin are
repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, parts 8820.3300, subpart 2; and 8835.0330, subpart 2, new text end new text begin are
repealed.
new text end

Sec. 72. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except as provided otherwise, this act is effective August 1, 2013.
new text end