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SF 1705

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:23am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to railroads; modifying membership on Commuter Rail Corridor
Coordinating Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 174.86,
subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 174.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee.

(a) A Commuter
Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end established to advise the commissioner
on issues relating to the alternatives analysis, environmental review, advanced corridor
planning, preliminary engineering, final design, implementation method, construction of
commuter rail, public involvement, land use, service, and safety. The Commuter Rail
Corridor Coordinating Committee shall consist of:

(1) one member representing each significant funding partner in whose jurisdiction
the line or lines are located;

(2) one member appointed by each county in which the corridors are located;

(3) one member appointed by each city in which advanced corridor plans indicate
that a station may be located;

(4) two members appointed by the commissioner, one of whom shall be designated
by the commissioner as the chair of the committee;

(5) one member appointed by each metropolitan planning organization through
which the commuter rail line may pass; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) one member appointed by the president of the University of Minnesota, if a
designated corridor provides direct service to the universitydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (7) two members of labor organizations operating in, and with authority for, trains or
rail yards or stations junctioning with freight and commuter rail lines on corridors, with
one member appointed by the speaker of the house and the other member appointed by the
senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration.
new text end

(b) A joint powers board existing on April 1, 1999, consisting of local governments
along a commuter rail corridor, shall perform the functions set forth in paragraph (a) in
place of the committee.

(c) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the committee does not expire.

Sec. 2. new text beginDEADLINE FOR APPOINTMENTS.
new text end

new text begin The appointing authorities for the new members provided in Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.86, subdivision 5, shall complete their appointments no later than September
1, 2009.
new text end