1st Engrossment - 79th Legislature (1995 - 1996) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to transportation; abolishing specific 1.3 highway service sign program and directing 1.4 commissioner of transportation to adopt rules to 1.5 administer highway service signs; eliminating 1.6 limitation on funding advances for completing county 1.7 state-aid highways in cities; providing for turnbacks 1.8 to local governments of legislative routes Nos. 232, 1.9 261, 300, 326, and 385; amending Minnesota Statutes 1.10 1994, sections 162.08, subdivision 5; and 169.59, 1.11 subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in 1.12 Minnesota Statutes, chapter 160; repealing Minnesota 1.13 Statutes 1994, sections 160.292, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 1.14 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10; 160.293; 160.294; 160.295; 1.15 160.296; and 160.297; Minnesota Statutes 1995 1.16 Supplement, section 160.292, subdivisions 6, 7, and 7a. 1.17 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.18 Section 1. [160.298] [HIGHWAY SERVICE SIGN PROGRAM; 1.19 RULES.] 1.20 The commissioner of transportation shall establish, 1.21 administer, and maintain a highway service sign program for 1.22 business directional signage on state trunk highways. The 1.23 commissioner may charge fees to cover the costs and expenses of 1.24 the program. The program is exempt from the rulemaking 1.25 provisions of chapter 14. 1.26 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 162.08, 1.27 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 1.28 Subd. 5. [ADVANCES TO MUNICIPAL ACCOUNT.] Any county may 1.29 make advances from any available funds, including funds made 1.30 available by a city pursuant to subdivision 6 to the municipal 1.31 account for the purpose of completing work on any portion of its 2.1 county state-aid highway system within cities having a 2.2 population of less than 5,000.
The total of such advances made2.3 by any county to the municipal account shall never exceed 302.4 percent of the county's last apportionment preceding the first2.5 advance.Any advances shall be repaid by deducting an amount 2.6 equal thereto from money accruing to the municipal account. 2.7 Advances heretofore made shall be repaid in like manner. 2.8 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 169.59, 2.9 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 2.10 Subd. 4. [FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS.] Any vehicle may be 2.11 equipped with lamps which may be used for the purpose of warning 2.12 the operators of other vehicles of the presence of a vehicular 2.13 traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in 2.14 approaching, overtaking, or passing, and when so equipped may 2.15 display such warning in addition to any other warning signals 2.16 required by this act. The lamps used to display such warnings 2.17 to the front shall be mounted at the same level and as widely 2.18 spaced laterally as practicable, and shall display simultaneous 2.19 flashing white or amber lights, or any shade of color between 2.20 white and amber. The lamps used to display such warnings to the 2.21 rear shall be mounted at the same level and as widely spaced 2.22 laterally as practicable, and shall show simultaneously flashing 2.23 amber or red lights, or any shade of color between amber and 2.24 red. Instead of a pair of lamps that flash simultaneously, 2.25 either one or two strobe lights or rotating beacon lights with 2.26 an amber or yellow lens may be used both to the front and rear 2.27 of the vehicle. These warning lights shall be visible from a 2.28 distance of not less than 500 feet under normal atmospheric 2.29 conditions at night. 2.30 Sec. 4. [TRUNK HIGHWAY SYSTEM; ROUTES DISCONTINUED; 2.31 REPEALER; EFFECTIVE DATES.] 2.32 (a) Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 161.115, subdivision 2.33 163, is repealed effective when the transfer of jurisdiction of 2.34 legislative route No. 232 is agreed to by the commissioner of 2.35 transportation and Aitkin county and a copy of the agreement, 2.36 signed by the commissioner and the chair of the Aitkin county 3.1 board, has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 3.2 (b) Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 161.115, subdivision 3.3 192, is repealed effective when the transfer of jurisdiction of 3.4 legislative route No. 261 is agreed to by the commissioner of 3.5 transportation and McLeod county and a copy of the agreement, 3.6 signed by the commissioner and the chair of the McLeod county 3.7 board, has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 3.8 (c) Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 161.115, subdivision 3.9 231, is repealed effective when the transfer of jurisdiction of 3.10 legislative route No. 300 is agreed to by the commissioner of 3.11 transportation and the city of Shakopee and a copy of the 3.12 agreement, signed by the commissioner and the mayor of the city 3.13 of Shakopee, has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 3.14 (d) Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 161.115, subdivision 3.15 257, is repealed effective when the transfer of jurisdiction of 3.16 legislative route No. 326 is agreed to by the commissioner of 3.17 transportation, Anoka county, and the city of Lino Lakes and a 3.18 copy of the agreement, signed by the commissioner, the chair of 3.19 the Anoka county board, and the mayor of the city of Lino Lakes, 3.20 has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 3.21 (e) Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 161.117, subdivision 3.22 6, is repealed effective when the transfer of jurisdiction of 3.23 legislative route No. 385 is agreed to by the commissioner of 3.24 transportation and Hennepin county and a copy of the agreement, 3.25 signed by the commissioner and the chair of the Hennepin county 3.26 board, has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 3.27 (f) The revisor of statutes shall delete each route 3.28 identified in paragraphs (a) to (e) in the next publication of 3.29 Minnesota Statutes unless the commissioner of transportation 3.30 informs the revisor that the conditions required to transfer a 3.31 particular route were not satisfied. 3.32 Sec. 5. [REPEALER.] 3.33 Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 160.292, subdivisions 1, 3.34 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10; 160.293; 160.294; 160.295; 160.296; 3.35 and 160.297, are repealed. Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, 3.36 section 160.292, subdivisions 6, 7, and 7a, are repealed.