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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1971

4th Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 4th Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; modifying provisions relating to department activities,
data classification, eminent domain, highways, commercial vehicles, highway
construction contracting, transportation research, bridge inspection, special
mobile equipment, motor vehicles, traffic regulations, towing, transport of
hazardous materials, recreational vehicle combinations, parking violations,
drivers' licenses and identification cards, vehicle length and weight, pavement
analysis, special transportation services, motor carriers, light rail transit and other
transit services and facilities, and transit police; creating position of state rail
inspector; establishing rail walkways requirements; changing statutory surcharge;
creating task forces; requiring reports; providing penalties; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.72, by adding
subdivisions; 117.041, by adding a subdivision; 117.51; 117.52, subdivision
1a; 160.02, subdivision 19, by adding a subdivision; 161.14, subdivision
18, by adding subdivisions; 161.32, subdivisions 1, 1b, 4; 161.53; 165.01;
165.03; 168.011, subdivision 22; 168.1255, by adding a subdivision; 168A.05,
subdivision 3; 168A.151, subdivision 1; 168A.153; 168B.04, subdivision
2; 169.01, subdivisions 4c, 19, 20, 78, by adding a subdivision; 169.022;
169.041, subdivisions 1, 2; 169.06, subdivision 5; 169.34; 169.471; 169.685,
subdivisions 5, 6; 169.686, subdivision 1; 169.781; 169.782, subdivision 1;
169.783, subdivision 1; 169.81, subdivision 2; 169.823, subdivision 1; 169.824,
subdivision 2; 169.829, subdivision 2; 169.86, by adding a subdivision; 169.864,
subdivisions 1, 2; 169.87, subdivision 4; 169.985; 169.99, subdivision 3; 171.01,
by adding a subdivision; 171.02, subdivision 1; 171.05, subdivision 2b; 171.055,
subdivision 2; 171.06, subdivision 3; 171.07, subdivisions 1, 3; 174.03, by
adding subdivisions; 174.24, subdivision 2a; 174.29, by adding subdivisions;
174.30, subdivisions 4, 9; 218.041, subdivision 6; 221.011, subdivision 49;
221.031, subdivision 6; 221.0314, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision;
221.033, subdivision 2d; 221.037, subdivision 1; 221.231; 221.60, subdivision
1, by adding a subdivision; 222.50, subdivision 7; 222.63, subdivision 4, by
adding a subdivision; 325F.665, by adding a subdivision; 357.021, subdivision
6; 473.1466; 473.166; 473.386, subdivisions 2, 2a, 3; 473.399; 473.3993,
subdivision 3; 473.3994; 473.3997; 473.4051; 473.407, subdivision 1; 609.531,
subdivision 1; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 39;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 160; 161; 174;
219; 471; 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168A.05, subdivision
5a; 169.796, subdivision 3; 221.60, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a; 221.601; 221.602;
325E.0951, subdivision 3a; Laws 1999, chapter 230, section 44.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.72, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Market research data; classification. new text end

new text begin (a) Names, home addresses
except for zip codes, home e-mail addresses, and home telephone numbers obtained
for or received in response to a survey conducted by or on behalf of the Department of
Transportation are classified as private data on individuals.
new text end

new text begin (b) Business names, business addresses except for zip codes, business e-mail
addresses, and business telephone numbers obtained for or received in response to a
survey conducted by or on behalf of the Department of Transportation are classified
as nonpublic data.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.72, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Overhead rate data. new text end

new text begin Financial statements and shareholder financial data
provided to the commissioner of transportation by a consultant in order to establish its
overhead rate, and the schedule of audit adjustments and the overhead rate schedule
prepared by the Department of Transportation in order to establish the overhead rate for a
consultant, are classified as nonpublic data or private data on individuals. The overhead
rate percentage is public data.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.72, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Bid escrow data. new text end

new text begin Bid documentation held in escrow by the Department
of Transportation is classified as nonpublic data. Any data on individuals in the bid
documentation are classified as private data on individuals. "Bid documentation" means
all writings, working papers, computer printout charts, and other data calculations used
by a contractor to determine its bid in bidding for a contract. The bid documentation
includes, but is not limited to, the contractor's costs for operating each piece of equipment
owned by the contractor, the contractor's overhead costs and its calculated overhead rate,
the contractor's pay rates for its employees, efficiency or productivity factors, arithmetic
extensions, and the rates and quotations from subcontractors and material suppliers to
the extent that the rates and quotations were used by the contractor in formulating and
determining the amount of the bid.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 117.041, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Geotechnical investigation before eminent domain proceedings. new text end

new text begin (a) A
state agency by order of the commissioner or a political subdivision by resolution may
enter property for purposes of investigation, monitoring, testing, surveying, boring, or
other similar activities necessary or appropriate to perform geotechnical investigations.
new text end

new text begin (b) At least ten days before entering the property, the state agency or political
subdivision must serve notice on the property owner requesting permission to enter the
property, stating the approximate time and purpose of the entry, and giving the owner the
option of refusing entry. If the property owner refuses to consent to the entry, the state
agency or political subdivision must apply for a court order authorizing the entry and the
removal of any sample or portion from the property, giving notice of the court order to the
property owner. The court shall issue an order if the state agency or political subdivision
meets the standards in paragraph (a). Notices under this paragraph must be served in the
same manner as a summons in a civil action.
new text end

new text begin (c) The state agency or political subdivision must not cause any unnecessary damage
to the property and must compensate the property owner for any damages actually incurred
as a result of the geotechnical investigations.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 117.51, is amended to read:


117.51 COOPERATION WITH FEDERAL AUTHORITIESnew text begin;
REESTABLISHMENT COSTS LIMIT
new text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Cooperation with federal authorities. new text end

In all acquisitions
undertaken by any acquiring authority and in all voluntary rehabilitation carried out by a
person pursuant to acquisition or as a consequence thereof, the acquiring authority shall
cooperate to the fullest extent with federal departments and agencies, and it shall take all
necessary action in order to insure, to the maximum extent possible, federal financial
participation in any and all phases of acquisition, including the provision of relocation
assistance, services, payments and benefits to displaced persons.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reestablishment costs limit. new text end

new text begin For purposes of relocation benefits paid
by the acquiring authority in accordance with this section, the provisions of Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, part 24, with respect to reimbursement of reestablishment
expenses for nonresidential moves are applicable, except that the acquiring authority shall
reimburse the displaced business for eligible expenses up to a maximum of $50,000.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 16, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 117.52, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Reestablishment costs limit.

For purposes of relocation benefits paid
by the acquiring authority in accordance with this section, the provisions of Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, deleted text beginsection 24.304deleted text end new text beginpart 24new text end, with respect to reimbursement
of reestablishment expenses for nonresidential moves are applicable, except that the
acquiring authority shall reimburse the displaced business for new text begineligiblenew text end expenses deleted text beginactually
incurred
deleted text end up to a maximum of $50,000.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 16, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 18a. new text end

new text begin Expressway. new text end

new text begin "Expressway" means a divided highway with partial
control of access.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 160.02, subdivision 19, is amended to read:


Subd. 19.

Freeway deleted text beginor expresswaydeleted text end.

"Freeway" deleted text beginor "expressway"deleted text end means a divideddeleted text begin,
controlled-access
deleted text end highway with deleted text beginfour or more lanesdeleted text endnew text begin full control of accessnew text end.

Sec. 9.

new text begin [160.2721] COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVERS AT REST AREAS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall allow a commercial motor vehicle operator who is
subject to hours of service regulations under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
395, to stop and park continuously, for a period of up to ten hours as necessary to comply
with the hours of service regulations, at any Department of Transportation safety rest area
or travel information center that has parking stalls designed to accommodate a commercial
motor vehicle, as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 75.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any clause or provision in a lease or other agreement for the operation of a
Department of Transportation safety rest area or travel information center that purports to
limit the requirements under paragraph (a) is void and without effect.
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. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Voyageur Highway.

The following route is named and designated the
"Voyageur Highway":

(a) Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 26 on the boundary line between
the states of Minnesota and Iowa; thence northerly along Trunk Highway No. 26 to its
junction with Trunk Highway No. 61; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No.
61 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 10 in the city of St. Paul; thence extending
in a general northwesterly direction along Trunk Highway No. 10 to its junction with
Trunk Highway No. 371 at Little Falls; thence extending in a general northerly direction
along Trunk Highway No. 371 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 210 at Brainerd;
thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 210 to its junction with Trunk Highway
No. 169 at Aitkin; thence in a general northerly direction along Trunk Highway No. 169
to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 2 at Grand Rapids; thence northwesterly along
Trunk Highway No. 2 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 71 at Bemidji; thence
northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 71 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 11
at Pelland; thence northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its junction with Trunk
Highway No. 53 at International Falls; thence southeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 53
to its junction with deleted text beginTrunk Highway No. 61deleted text end new text beginCentral Entrancenew text end at Duluthdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin. Beginning at a
point on Trunk Highway No. 61 at its junction with Interstate Highway 35 and
new text end thence
northeasterly along Trunk Highway No. 61 to the boundary line between the state of
Minnesota and the province of Ontario, Canada.

(b) The route of the Voyageur Highway designated and described in clause (a) is
supplemented by legs or alternative routes described as follows:

Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 1 at its junction with Trunk Highway
No. 61 northerly of Silver Bay; thence northwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to Ely;
thence southwesterly along Trunk Highway No. 1 to its junction with Trunk Highway No.
169; thence southerly and westerly along Trunk Highway No. 169 to its junction with
Trunk Highway No. 53, and there terminating.

Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 11 at its junction with Trunk Highway
No. 53 at International Falls; thence easterly along Trunk Highway No. 11 to its easterly
terminus near Island View.

Beginning at a point on Trunk Highway No. 33 at its junction with Interstate
Highway marked I-35 southerly of Cloquet, thence northerly along Trunk Highway No.
33 to its junction with Trunk Highway No. 53.

(c) The commissioner of transportation shall:

(1) adopt a suitable marking design of signs or informational plaques;

(2) effect the installation of such signs or plaques in public waysides or other public
areas as approved and designated by the commissioner.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 57. new text end

new text begin Purple Heart Trail. new text end

new text begin Statutory Route No. 392, described in section
161.12 and marked on the effective date of this section as Interstate Highway 94, is
designated in its entirety within Minnesota as the Purple Heart Trail. Subject to section
161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark this highway
and erect appropriate signs at each safety rest area located on the highway.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 58. new text end

new text begin Dallas Sams Memorial Highway. new text end

new text begin That portion of Legislative Route No.
2, signed as Trunk Highway 210 on the date of final enactment of this section, from
the city of Motley to the city of Staples, is designated as the "Dallas Sams Memorial
Highway." The commissioner of transportation shall adopt a suitable design to mark this
highway and erect appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 59. new text end

new text begin Walter F. Mondale Drive. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway marked 53 from its
intersection with Superior Street to its intersection with Central Entrance in the city of
Duluth, as signed on the effective date of this section, is designated "Walter F. Mondale
Drive." Subject to section 161.139, the commissioner of transportation shall adopt a
suitable marking design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 60. new text end

new text begin Jim Oberstar Causeway. new text end

new text begin The causeway over Pokegama Lake on
Trunk Highway 169 is designated the "Jim Oberstar Causeway." The commissioner of
transportation shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway and erect appropriate
signs, subject to section 161.139.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Advertisement for bids.

The commissioner may conduct the work
or any part of the work incidental to the construction and maintenance of the trunk
highways by labor employed to do the work or by contract. In cases of construction work,
the commissioner shall first advertise for bids for contracts, and if no satisfactory bids are
received, may either reject all bids and readvertise, or do the work by labor employed to
do the work. Except as provided in subdivision 3 or 4, when work is to be done under
contract, the commissioner shall advertise for bids once each week for three successive
weeks prior to the date the bids are to be received. The advertisement for bids must be
published deleted text beginin a newspaper or other periodical of general circulation in the state and may be
placed
deleted text end on the Internet. The plans and specifications for the proposed work must be on file
in the commissioner's office prior to the first call for bids.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Lowest responsible bidder; electronic bids.

Bidders may submit
bids electronically in a form and manner required by the commissioner; however, the
commissioner may require that all bids deleted text beginof $5,000,000 and overdeleted text end for trunk highway contracts
must be submitted electronically.new text begin Notwithstanding section 13.591, subdivision 3, or any
other law or rule to the contrary, bids are not required to be opened and read in public if
the commissioner publishes the public data specified by section 13.591, subdivision 3,
on a state Web site immediately after the deadline for receipt of bids has passed. Bids
for federal-aid highway projects must be conducted in accordance with Code of Federal
Regulations, title 23, section 635.
new text end Trunk highway construction contracts, including
design-build contracts, must be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, taking into
consideration conformity with the specifications, the purpose for which the contract or
purchase is intended, the status and capability of the vendor, and other considerations
imposed in the call for bids. The commissioner may decide which is the lowest responsible
bidder for all contracts and may use the principles of life-cycle costing, when appropriate,
in determining the lowest overall bid. Any or all bids may be rejected. When competitive
bids are required and all bids are rejected, new bids, if solicited, must be called for as in
the first instance, unless otherwise provided by law.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.32, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Trunk highways damaged by spring breakup.

Contracts may be
let for the repair and restoration of trunk highways damaged by spring breakup upon
advertisement for bids deleted text beginand publication thereof in a newspaper or periodical of general
circulation
deleted text end for a period of one week prior to the date such bids are to be received, and
upon the mailing of such advertisements to all contractors who have filed a written request
therefor.

Sec. 18.

new text begin [161.3203] CONTRACTS FOR WORK, SUPPLIES, OR MATERIALS
FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Privatization transportation contracts. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this
section, "privatization transportation contract" means an enforceable agreement, or
combination or series of agreements, by which a private contractor agrees with the
commissioner of transportation to provide work, supplies, or materials:
new text end

new text begin (1) that is incidental to the construction or improvement of trunk highways; or
new text end

new text begin (2) for maintenance of trunk highways.
new text end

new text begin A privatization transportation contract does not include a design-build contract as defined
in section 161.3410, subdivision 3, and does not include services by persons licensed
under section 326.02 or 326.15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin This section applies to privatization transportation contracts
in a total amount of $25,000 or more. The requirements imposed by this section are in
addition to, and do not supersede, the requirements of any other applicable section of law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Review of contract costs. new text end

new text begin (a) Before entering into a privatization
transportation contract, the commissioner of transportation shall prepare a comprehensive
written estimate of the cost of having the same work, supplies, or materials provided in
the most cost-effective manner by agency employees. The cost estimate must include
all direct costs of having agency employees provide the work, supplies, or materials,
including the cost of pension, insurance, and other employee benefits.
new text end

new text begin (b) After soliciting and receiving responses, the commissioner shall publicly
designate the responder to which it proposes to award the privatization contract. The
commissioner shall prepare a comprehensive written estimate of the cost of the proposal
based on the designated responder's bid, including the cost of a transition from public
to private provision of the work, any additional unemployment and retirement benefits
resulting from the transfer, and costs associated with monitoring the proposed contract. If
the designated responder proposes to perform any or all of the desired services outside the
state, the commissioner of transportation shall include in the cost estimate, as nearly as
possible, any loss of sales and income tax revenue to the state. The cost estimate must
not include trade secret data which is classified as nonpublic data under section 13.37,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (c) Before entering into a privatization transportation contact for $250,000 or more,
the commissioner shall determine that:
new text end

new text begin (1) the cost estimated under paragraph (b) will be lower than the cost estimated
under paragraph (a);
new text end

new text begin (2) the quality of the work, supplies, or materials to be provided by the designated
responder is likely to equal or exceed the quality of services that could be provided by
Department of Transportation employees; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the proposed privatization contract is in the public interest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall provide, no later than September 1, an
annual written report to the legislature, in compliance with sections 3.195 and 3.197, and
shall submit the report to the chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees
having jurisdiction over transportation. The report must list all privatization transportation
contracts within the meaning of this section that were executed or performed, whether
wholly or in part, in the previous fiscal year. The report must identify, with respect to each
contract, the contractor; contract amount; duration; work, supplies, or materials provided
or to be provided; the comprehensive estimate derived under subdivision 3, paragraph (a);
the comprehensive estimate derived under subdivision 3, paragraph (b); the actual cost to
the agency of the contractor's performance of the contract; and for contracts of at least
$250,000 a statement containing the commissioner's determinations under subdivision 3,
paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Short title. new text end

new text begin This section may be cited as the "Taxpayers' Transportation
Accountability Act."
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. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.53, is amended to read:


161.53 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

The commissioner may set aside in each fiscal year up to two percent of the
total amount of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than county state-aid
and municipal state-aid highway funds for transportation research including public and
private research partnerships. The commissioner shall spend this money for (1) research
to improve the design, construction, maintenance, management, and environmental
compatibility of transportation systems; (2) research on transportation policies that
enhance energy efficiency and economic development; (3) programs for implementing and
monitoring research results; and (4) development of transportation education and outreach
activities. Of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than state-aid funds, the
commissioner shall spendnew text begin at leastnew text end 0.1 percentdeleted text begin, but not exceeding $800,000 in any fiscal
year,
deleted text end for research and related activities performed by the Center for Transportation Studies
of the University of Minnesota. The center shall establish a technology transfer and
training center for Minnesota transportation professionals.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 165.01, is amended to read:


165.01 DEFINITIONS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in new text beginthis
section and
new text endsection 160.02 deleted text beginshalldeleted text end have the deleted text beginsamedeleted text end meaningsnew text begin given themnew text end.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin AASHTO manual. new text end

new text begin "AASHTO manual" means the Manual for Condition
Evaluation of Bridges, published by the American Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 165.03, is amended to read:


165.03 STRENGTH OF BRIDGE; INSPECTION.

Subdivision 1.

Standards generally.

Each bridge, including a privately owned
bridge, must conform to the strength, width, clearance, and safety standards imposed
by the commissioner for the connecting highway or street. This subdivision applies to
a bridge that is constructed after August 1, 1989, on any public highway or street. The
bridge must have sufficient strength to support with safety the maximum vehicle weights
allowed under sections 169.822 to 169.829 and must have the minimum width specified
in section 165.04, subdivision 3.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Inspection. new text end

new text begin (a) Each bridge must be inspected annually, unless a longer
interval not to exceed two years for bridges or four years for bridges classified as culverts
is authorized by the commissioner. The commissioner's authorization must be based
on factors including, but not limited to, the age and condition of the bridge, the rate of
deterioration of the bridge, the type of structure, the susceptibility of the bridge to failure,
and the characteristics of traffic on the bridge. Interim inspections at intervals of less than
one year may be necessary on bridges that are posted, bridges subjected to extreme scour
conditions, bridges subject to significant substructure movement or settlement, and for
other reasons as specified or inferred in the AASHTO manual.
new text end

new text begin (b) The thoroughness of each inspection depends on such factors as age, traffic
characteristics, state of maintenance, and known deficiencies. The evaluation of these
factors is the responsibility of the engineer assigned the responsibility for inspection as
defined by rule adopted by the commissioner of transportation.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Inspection and inventory responsibilities; rules; forms.

(a) The
commissioner of transportation shall adopt official inventory and bridge inspection report
forms for use in making bridge inspections by the owners or highway authorities specified
by this subdivision. deleted text beginBridgedeleted text end Inspections deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be made at regular intervals, not to
exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to exceed four years for culvertsnew text end, by the following
owner or official:

(1) the commissioner of transportation for all bridges located wholly or partially
within or over the right-of-way of a state trunk highway;

(2) the county highway engineer for all bridges located wholly or partially within
or over the right-of-way of any county or deleted text begintownshipdeleted text endnew text begin townnew text end road, or any street within a
municipality deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end does not have a city engineer regularly employed;

(3) the city engineer for all bridges located wholly or partially within or over the
right-of-way of any street located within or along municipal limits;

(4) the commissioner of transportation in case of a toll bridge that is used by the
general public and that is not inspected and certified under subdivision 6; provided, that the
commissioner of transportation may assess the owner for the costs of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end inspection;

(5) the owner of a bridge over a public highway or street or that carries a roadway
designated for public use by a public authority, if not required to be inventoried and
inspected under clause (1), (2), (3), or (4).

(b) The commissioner of transportation shall prescribe the standards for bridge
inspection and inventory by rules. The owner or highway authority shall inspect and
inventory in accordance with these standards and furnish the commissioner with such data
as may be necessary to maintain a central inventory.

Subd. 3.

County inventory and inspection records and reports.

The county
engineer shall maintain a complete inventory record of all bridges as set forth in
subdivision 2, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause (2), with the inspection reports thereof, and shall
certify annually to the commissioner, as prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections
have been made at regular intervalsnew text begin,new text end not to exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to
exceed four years for culverts
new text end. A report of the inspections deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be filed annually,
on or before February 15 of each year, with the county auditor or town clerk, or the
governing body of the municipality. The report deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end contain recommendations for
the correction ofdeleted text begin,deleted text end or legal posting of load limits on any bridge or structure that is found to
be understrength or unsafe.

Subd. 4.

Municipal inventory and inspection records and reports.

The
city engineer shall maintain a complete inventory record of all bridges as set forth in
subdivision 2, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause (3), with the inspection reports thereof, and shall
certify annually to the commissioner, as prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections
have been made at regular intervalsnew text begin,new text end not to exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to exceed
four years for culverts
new text end. A report of the inspections deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be filed annually, on or
before February 15 of each year, with the governing body of the municipality. The report
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end contain recommendations for the correction ofdeleted text begin,deleted text end or legal posting of load limits
on any bridge or structure that is found to be understrength or unsafe.

Subd. 5.

Agreement.

Agreements may be made among the various units of
governments, or between governmental units and qualified engineering personnel to
carry out the responsibilities for the bridge inspections and reports, as established by
subdivision 2.

Subd. 6.

Other bridges.

The owner of a toll bridge and the owner of a bridge
described in subdivision 2, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause (5), shall certify to the commissioner, as
prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections of the bridge have been made at regular
intervalsnew text begin,new text end not to exceed two yearsnew text begin for bridges and not to exceed four years for culvertsnew text end.
The certification deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be accompanied by a report of the inspection. The report deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin
must
new text end contain recommendations for the correction of or legal posting of load limitations if
the bridge is found to be understrength or unsafe.

Subd. 7.

Department of Natural Resources bridge.

(a) Notwithstanding
subdivision 2, the commissioners of transportation and natural resources shall negotiate a
memorandum of understanding that governs the inspection of bridges owned, operated,
or maintained by the commissioner of natural resources.

(b) The memorandum of understanding must provide for:

(1) the inspection and inventory of bridges subject to federal law or regulations;

(2) the frequency of inspection of bridges described in paragraph (a); and

(3) who may perform inspections required under the memorandum of understanding.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.011, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Special mobile equipment.

"Special mobile equipment" means every
vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property
and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, including but not limited to:
ditch-digging apparatuses, moving dollies, pump hoists and other water well-drilling
equipment registered under chapter 103I,new text begin vehicle-mounted concrete pumps with or
without placement booms,
new text end street-sweeping vehicles, and other machinery such as
asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck-tractors,
ditchers, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers,
truck-mounted log loaders, earth-moving carryalls, scrapers, power shovels, draglines,
self-propelled cranes, and earth-moving equipment. The term does not include travel
trailers, dump trucks, truck-mounted transit mixers, truck-mounted feed grinders, or other
motor vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery
has been attached.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007, and expires
December 31, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.1255, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin World War II memorial donation matching account. new text end

new text begin Money remaining
in the World War II memorial donation matching account after the state share of the
construction costs of the World War II memorial has been paid in full is appropriated to the
commissioner of veterans affairs for services and programs for veterans and their families.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Content of certificate.

Each certificate of title issued by the department
shall contain:

(1) the date issued;

(2) the first, middle, and last namesdeleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginand new text endthe dates of birthdeleted text begin, and addressesdeleted text end of all
owners who are natural persons, new text beginand new text endthe full names deleted text beginand addressesdeleted text end of all other owners;

(3) new text beginthe residence address of the owner listed first if that owner is a natural person or
the address if that owner is not a natural person;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endthe names deleted text beginand addressesdeleted text end of any secured partiesnew text begin, and the address of the first
secured party, listed
new text end in the order of prioritynew text begin (i)new text end as shown on the application, ornew text begin (ii)new text end if the
application is based on a certificate of title, as shown on the certificate, ornew text begin (iii)new text end as otherwise
determined by the department;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end any liens filed pursuant to a court order or by a public agency responsible for
child support enforcement against the owner;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end the title number assigned to the vehicle;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end a description of the vehicle including, so far as the following data exists, its
make, model, year, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used, and if a new
vehicle, the date of the first sale of the vehicle for use;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end with respect tonew text begin anew text end motor deleted text beginvehiclesdeleted text endnew text begin vehiclenew text end subject to deleted text beginthe provisions ofdeleted text end section
325E.15,new text begin (i)new text end the true cumulative mileage registered on the odometer ornew text begin (ii)new text end that the actual
mileage is unknown if the odometer reading is known by the owner to be different from
the true mileage;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end with respect to deleted text beginvehiclesdeleted text endnew text begin a vehiclenew text end subject to sections 325F.6641 and
325F.6642, the appropriate term "flood damaged," "rebuilt," "prior salvage," or
"reconstructed";

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end with respect to a vehicle contaminated by methamphetamine production, if
the registrar has received the certificate of title and notice described in section 152.0275,
subdivision 2
, paragraph (g), the term "hazardous waste contaminated vehicle"; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10) deleted text end new text begin (11) with respect to a vehicle subject to section 325F.665, the term "lemon law
vehicle"; and
new text end

new text begin (12) new text endany other data the department prescribes.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.151, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Salvage titles.

(a) When an insurer, licensed to conduct business in
Minnesota, acquires ownership of a late-model or high-value vehicle through payment
of damages, the insurer shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate of title or shall
stamp the existing certificate of title with the legend "SALVAGE CERTIFICATE OF
TITLE" in a manner prescribed by the department. Within 48 hours of taking possession
of a vehicle through payment of damages, an insurer must notify the department in a
manner prescribed by the department.

(b) deleted text beginAny person who acquires a damaged motor vehicle with an out-of-state title and
the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the damaged vehicle or a motor vehicle with an
out-of-state salvage title or certificate, as proof of ownership, shall immediately apply for
a salvage certificate of title.
deleted text endnew text begin A person shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate
of title if the person acquires a damaged late-model or high-value motor vehicle with an
out-of-state title and the vehicle:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a vehicle that was acquired by an insurer through payment of damages;new text end

new text begin (2) is a vehicle for which the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the damaged
vehicle; or
new text end

new text begin (3) has an out-of-state salvage certificate of title as proof of ownership.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endA self-insured owner of a late-model or high-value vehicle who sustains damage
by collision or other occurrence which exceeds 70 percent of its actual cash value
shall immediately apply for a salvage certificate of title. Damage, for the purpose of
this calculation, does not include the actual cost incurred to repair, replace, or reinstall
inflatable safety restraints and other vehicle components that must be replaced due to the
deployment of the inflatable safety restraints.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.153, is amended to read:


168A.153 REPORT OF VEHICLE RECEIPTdeleted text begin; SURRENDER OF
CERTIFICATE
deleted text end.

Subdivision 1.

Older model vehicle.

A dealer who buys an older model vehicle
to be dismantled or destroyed shall report to the department within 30 days including
the vehicle's license plate number and identification number, and the seller's name and
driver's license number.

Subd. 2.

Late-model or high-value vehicle.

A dealer who buys a late-model or
high-value vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed shall notify the secured party, if any, and
deleted text begin then surrender the certificate of title and a properly completed application for a salvage
certificate of title to the department within ten days
deleted text endnew text begin the commissioner in the manner
prescribed in subdivision 3. The dealer must then properly destroy the certificate of title
new text end.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notification on vehicle to be dismantled or destroyed; service fee.
new text end

new text begin Within the time frames prescribed in subdivisions 1 and 2 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.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168B.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Unauthorized vehicles.

(a) Units of government and peace officers may
take into custody and impound any unauthorized vehicle under section 169.041.

(b) A vehicle may also be impounded after it has been left unattended in one of the
following public or private locations for the indicated period of time:

(1) in a public location not governed by section 169.041:

(i) on a highway and properly tagged by a peace officer, four hours;

(ii) located so as to constitute an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public, as
determined by a peace officer, immediately; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(iii) new text begin located so as to constitute an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public
within the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, as determined
by an authorized employee of the department's freeway service patrol, immediately; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) new text endthat is a parking facility or other public property owned or controlled by a unit
of government, properly posted, four hours; or

(2) on private property:

(i) that is single-family or duplex residential property, immediately;

(ii) that is private, nonresidential property, properly posted, immediately;

(iii) that is private, nonresidential property, not posted, 24 hours;

(iv) that is private, nonresidential property of an operator of an establishment for the
servicing, repair, or maintenance of motor vehicles, five business days after notifying the
vehicle owner by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the property owner's intention
to have the vehicle removed from the property; or

(v) that is any residential property, properly posted, immediately.

new text begin (c) When a tow is requested under paragraph (b), clause (1), item (iii), the
department shall ensure that the tower initially requested to remove the vehicle is given
the opportunity, to the greatest reasonable extent, to actually conduct and complete all
towing operations requested, provided that the owner of the vehicle to be towed has
not already requested that another tower remove the vehicle, in which case the tower
contacted by the owner must be given the first reasonable opportunity to conduct the
towing operations required.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 4c, is amended to read:


Subd. 4c.

Motorized foot scooter.

"Motorized foot scooter" means a device with
handlebars designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, and powered by an internal
combustion engine or electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or
without human propulsion, and that has deleted text begineither (1)deleted text end no more than two ten-inch or smaller
diameter wheels deleted text beginor (2)deleted text endnew text begin and hasnew text end an engine or motor that is capable of a maximum speed of
15 miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than one percent grade in any direction
when the motor is engaged. An electric personal assistive mobility device, a motorized
bicycle, an electric-assisted bicycle, or a motorcycle is not a motorized foot scooter.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 19, is amended to read:


Subd. 19.

Explosives.

"Explosives" deleted text beginmeans any chemical compound or mechanical
mixture that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion
and which contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in such
proportions, quantities, or packing that an ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by
percussion, or by detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause such a
sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable
of producing destructible effects on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb
deleted text endnew text begin has
the meaning given in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 173.50
new text end.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Flammable liquid.

"Flammable liquid" deleted text beginmeansdeleted text end new text beginhas the meaning given
new text endany liquid deleted text beginwhich has a flash point of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or less, as determined by a
tagliabue or equivalent closed cup test device
deleted text endnew text begin defined in Code of Federal Regulations,
title 49, section 173.120
new text end.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, subdivision 78, is amended to read:


Subd. 78.

Recreational vehicle combination.

(a) "Recreational vehicle
combination" means a combination of vehicles consisting of a pickup truck as defined
in section 168.011, subdivision 29, attached by means of a fifth-wheel coupling to
a deleted text begincamper-semitrailer whichdeleted text endnew text begin middle vehicle thatnew text end has hitched to it a trailer carrying a
watercraft as defined in section 86B.005, subdivision 18; off-highway motorcycle as
defined in section 84.787, subdivision 7; motorcycle; motorized bicycle; snowmobile as
defined in section 84.81, subdivision 3; all-terrain vehicle as defined in section 84.92,
subdivision 8
; motorized golf cart; or equestrian equipment or supplies.

(b) For purposes of this subdivisiondeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin,
new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end a "fifth-wheel coupling" is a coupling between a deleted text begincamper-semitrailerdeleted text endnew text begin
middle vehicle
new text end and a towing pickup truck in which a portion of the weight of the
deleted text begin camper-semitrailerdeleted text endnew text begin towed middle vehiclenew text end is carried over or forward of the rear axle of
the towing pickup.

deleted text begin (2) A "camper-semitrailer" is a trailer, other than a manufactured home as defined in
section 327B.01, subdivision 13, designed for human habitation and used for vacation or
recreational purposes for limited periods.
deleted text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 93. new text end

new text begin Valid license; valid driver's license. new text end

new text begin "Valid license," "valid driver's
license," "valid Minnesota driver's license," "valid standard driver's license," or other
similar term, has the meaning given in section 171.01, subdivision 49a.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.022, is amended to read:


169.022 UNIFORM APPLICATION.

The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable and uniform throughout this state
and in all political subdivisions and municipalities therein, and no local authority shall
enact or enforce any rule or regulation in conflict with the provisions of this chapter unless
expressly authorized herein. Local authorities may adopt traffic regulations which are not
in conflict with the provisions of this chapter; provided, that when any local ordinance
regulating traffic covers the same subject for which a penalty is provided for in this
chapter, then the penalty provided for violation of said local ordinance shall be identical
with the penalty provided for in this chapter for the same offensenew text begin, except as provided
in section 471.984
new text end.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.041, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Towing authority.

For purposes of this section, "towing authority"
meansnew text begin:new text end

new text begin (1) new text endany local authority authorized by section 169.04 to enforce the traffic laws, and
deleted text begin also includesdeleted text end a private towing company authorized by a local authority deleted text beginto tow vehicles on
behalf of that local authority.
deleted text endnew text begin; ornew text end

new text begin (2) an authorized employee of the Department of Transportation's freeway service
patrol within the department's eight-county metropolitan district, and also includes a
private towing company authorized by the department to tow vehicles on behalf of the
department.
new text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.041, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Towing order required.

A towing authority may not tow a motor vehicle
from public property unless a peace officer or parking enforcement officer has prepared, in
addition to the parking citation, a written towing report describing the motor vehicle and
the reasons for towing. The report must be signed by the officer and the tow driver.new text begin Within
the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, an authorized
employee of the department's freeway service patrol may order a tow from a trunk highway
after preparing a written towing report provided by the Minnesota State Patrol. A citation
need not be issued before the employee orders a tow. The department employee shall
ensure that the tower initially requested to remove the vehicle is given the opportunity,
to the greatest reasonable extent, to actually conduct and complete all towing operations
requested, provided that the owner of the vehicle to be towed has not already requested
that another tower remove the vehicle, in which case the tower contacted by the owner
must be given the first reasonable opportunity to conduct the towing operations required.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.06, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Traffic-control signal.

(a) Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control
signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a
time or in combination, only the colors Green, Red, and Yellow shall be used, except for
special pedestrian signals carrying a word or legend. The traffic-control signal lights or
colored lighted arrows indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:

(1) Green indication:

(i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may proceed straight through or
turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either turn. But vehicular traffic,
including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles
and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or adjacent crosswalk at the time this
signal is exhibited.

(ii) Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with
another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement
indicated by the arrow, or other movement as permitted by other indications shown at the
same time. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully
within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

(iii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in
subdivision 6, pedestrians facing any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a
turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Every driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to such pedestrian, except that the
pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the
time that the green signal indication is first shown.

(2) Steady yellow indication:

(i) Vehicular traffic facing a new text beginsteady new text endcircular yellownew text begin or yellow arrownew text end signal is thereby
warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be
exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic must not enter the intersection,
except for the continued movement allowed by any green arrow indication simultaneously
exhibited.

(ii) Pedestrians facing a circular yellow signal, unless otherwise directed by a
pedestrian-control signal as provided in subdivision 6, are thereby advised that there is
insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and no pedestrian
shall then start to cross the roadway.

deleted text begin (iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow arrow signal is thereby warned that
the protected vehicular movement permitted by the corresponding prior green arrow
indication is being terminated.
deleted text end

(3) Steady red indication:

(i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular red signal alone must stop at a clearly marked
stop line but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection
or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until a green
indication is shown, except as follows: (A) the driver of a vehicle stopped as close
as practicable at the entrance to the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or,
if none, then at the entrance to the intersection in obedience to a red or stop signal,
and with the intention of making a right turn may make the right turn, after stopping,
unless an official sign has been erected prohibiting such movement, but shall yield the
right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal
at that intersection; or (B) the driver of a vehicle on a one-way street intersecting another
one-way street on which traffic moves to the left shall stop in obedience to a red or stop
signal and may then make a left turn into the one-way street, unless an official sign has
been erected prohibiting the movement, but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and
other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal at that intersection.

(ii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in
subdivision 6, pedestrians facing a steady red signal alone shall not enter the roadway.

(iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady red arrow signal, with the intention of making a
movement indicated by the arrow, must stop at a clearly marked stop line but, if none,
before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before
entering the intersection and must remain standing until a permissive signal indication
permitting the movement indicated by the red arrow is displayed, except as follows: when
an official sign has been erected permitting a turn on a red arrow signal, the vehicular
traffic facing a red arrow signal indication is permitted to enter the intersection to turn
right, or to turn left from a one-way street into a one-way street on which traffic moves
to the left, after stopping, but must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic
lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal at that intersection.

(b) In the event an official traffic-control signal is erected and maintained at a place
other than an intersection, the provisions of this section are applicable except those which
can have no application. Any stop required must be made at a sign or marking on the
pavement indicating where the stop must be made, but in the absence of any such sign or
marking the stop must be made at the signal.

(c) When a traffic-control signal indication or indications placed to control a certain
movement or lane are so identified by placing a sign near the indication or indications,
no other traffic-control signal indication or indications within the intersection controls
vehicular traffic for that movement or lane.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.34, is amended to read:


169.34 PROHIBITIONS; STOPPING, PARKING.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Prohibitions. new text end

(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;

(14) 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.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Violation; penalty for owner or lessee. new text end

new text begin (a) If a motor vehicle is stopped,
standing, or parked in violation of subdivision 1, the owner of the vehicle, or for a leased
motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (b) The owner or lessee may not be fined under paragraph (a) if (1) another person
is convicted for, or pleads guilty to, that violation, or (2) the motor vehicle was stolen at
the time of the violation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a
record of the name and address of the lessee.
new text end

new text begin (d) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle
operator for violating subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (e) A violation under paragraph (a) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
suspension of the owner's or lessee's driver's license.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.471, is amended to read:


169.471 TELEVISION; HEADPHONES.

Subdivision 1.

Television screen in vehicle.

No television screen shall be installed
or used in any motor vehicle where it is visible to the driver while operating the motor
vehicle except:

(1) video screens installed in law enforcement vehicles;

(2) closed-circuit video systems used exclusively to aid the driver's visibility to
the new text beginfront, new text endrearnew text begin,new text end or sides of the vehicle; and

(3) video screens installed as part of a vehicle control system or used in intelligent
vehicle highway applications.

Subd. 2.

Use of headphones in vehicle.

(a) No person, while operating a motor
vehicle, shall wear headphones or earphones that are used in both ears simultaneously for
purposes of receiving or listening to broadcasts or reproductions from radios, tape decks,
or other sound-producing or transmitting devices.

(b) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit:

(1) the use of a hearing aid device by a person who needs the device; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(2) the use of a communication headset by a firefighter while operating a fire
department emergency vehicle in response to an emergencynew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the use of a communication headset by an emergency medical services person
while operating an ambulance subject to section 144E.101
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. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.685, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Violation; petty misdemeanor.

(a) Every motor vehicle operator, when
transporting a child under the age of deleted text beginfourdeleted text end new text begineight new text endon the streets and highways of this state
in a motor vehicle equipped with factory-installed seat belts, shall equip and install for
use in the motor vehicle, according to the manufacturer's instructions, a child passenger
restraint system meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards.

(b) No motor vehicle operator who is operating a motor vehicle on the streets and
highways of this state may transport a child under the age of deleted text beginfourdeleted text end new text begineight new text endin a seat of a motor
vehicle equipped with a factory-installed seat belt, unless the child is properly fastened
in the child passenger restraint system. Any motor vehicle operator who violates this
subdivision is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and may be sentenced to pay a fine of not
more than $50. The fine deleted text beginmaydeleted text end new text beginmustnew text end be waived deleted text beginor the amount reduceddeleted text end if the motor vehicle
operator produces evidence that within 14 days after the date of the violation a child
passenger restraint system meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards was purchased
or obtained for the exclusive use of the operator.

(c) The fines collected for violations of this subdivision must be deposited in the
state treasury and credited to a special account to be known as the Minnesota child
passenger restraint and education account.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.685, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Exceptions.

(a) This section does not apply to:

(1) a person transporting a child in an emergency medical vehicle while in the
performance of official duties and when the physical or medical needs of the child make
the use of a child passenger restraint system unreasonable or when a child passenger
restraint system is not available; new text beginand
new text end

(2) a peace officer transporting a child while in the performance of official duties
and when a child passenger restraint system is not available, provided that a seat belt
must be substituteddeleted text begin; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) a person while operating a motor vehicle for hire, including a taxi, airport
limousine, and bus, but excluding a rented, leased, or borrowed motor vehicle
deleted text end.

(b) A child passenger restraint system is not required for a child who cannot, in the
judgment of a licensed physician, be safely transported in a child passenger restraint
system because of a medical condition, body size, or physical disability. A motor vehicle
operator claiming exemption for a child under this paragraph must possess a typewritten
statement from the physician stating that the child cannot be safely transported in a child
passenger restraint system. The statement must give the name and birth date of the child,
be dated within the previous six months, and be made on the physician's letterhead or
contain the physician's name, address, and telephone number. A person charged with
violating subdivision 5 may not be convicted if the person produces the physician's
statement in court or in the office of the arresting officer.

(c) A person offering a motor vehicle for rent or lease shall provide a child passenger
restraint device to a customer renting or leasing the motor vehicle who requests the device.
A reasonable rent or fee may be charged for use of the child passenger restraint device.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.686, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Seat belt requirement.

(a) A properly adjusted and fastened seat
belt, including both the shoulder and lap belt when the vehicle is so equipped, shall be
worn bydeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end the driver new text beginand passengers new text endof a passenger vehicle or commercial motor vehicledeleted text begin;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a passenger riding in the front seat of a passenger vehicle or commercial motor
vehicle; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) a passenger riding in any seat of a passenger vehicle who is older than three
but younger than 11 years of age
deleted text end.

(b) A person who is 15 years of age or older and who violates paragraph (a)deleted text begin, clause
(1) or (2),
deleted text end is subject to a fine of $25. The driver of the deleted text beginpassenger vehicle or commercial
motor
deleted text end vehicle in which the violation occurred is subject to a $25 fine for deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin eachnew text end violation
of paragraph (a)deleted text begin, clause (2) or (3),deleted text end by new text beginthe driver or by new text enda deleted text beginchild of the driverdeleted text endnew text begin passengernew text end under
the age of 15 deleted text beginor any child under the age of 11. A peace officer may not issue a citation
for a violation of this section unless the officer lawfully stopped or detained the driver of
the motor vehicle for a moving violation other than a violation involving motor vehicle
equipment
deleted text endnew text begin, but the court may not impose more than one surcharge under section 357.021,
subdivision 6, on the driver
new text end. The Department of Public Safety shall not record a violation
of this subdivision on a person's driving record.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 9, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.781, is amended to read:


169.781 ANNUAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSPECTION; INSPECTORS,
FEE, PENALTY.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of sections 169.781 to 169.783:

(a) "Commercial motor vehicle"new text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end meansnew text begin a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used to transport
passengers or property if the motor vehicle
new text end:

deleted text begin (1) a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 75,
paragraph (a); and
deleted text endnew text begin (i) has a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds;new text end

deleted text begin (2) eachdeleted text endnew text begin (ii) is anew text end vehicle in a combination of more than 26,000 poundsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (iii) is a bus; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials that are
required to be placarded under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185; and
new text end

deleted text begin "Commercial motor vehicle"
deleted text end

new text begin (2)new text end does not include deleted text begin(1)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end a school bus or Head Start bus displaying a certificate
under section 169.451, deleted text begin(2)deleted text endnew text begin or (ii)new text end a bus operated by the Metropolitan Council or by a local
transit commission created in chapter 458Adeleted text begin, or (3) a motor vehicle that is required to be
placarded under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185
deleted text end.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.

(c) "Owner" means a person who owns, or has control, under a lease of more than 30
days' duration, of one or more commercial motor vehicles.

deleted text begin (d) "Storage semitrailer" means a semitrailer that (1) is used exclusively to store
property at a location not on a street or highway, (2) does not contain any load when
moved on a street or highway, (3) is operated only during daylight hours, and (4) is marked
on each side of the semitrailer "storage only" in letters at least six inches high.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) "Building mover vehicle" means a vehicle owned or leased by a building mover
as defined in section deleted text begin221.81, subdivision 1deleted text end, paragraph (a), and used exclusively for
moving buildings.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Inspection required.

new text begin(a) new text endIt is unlawful for a person to operate or permit
the operation of:

(1) a commercial motor vehicle registered in Minnesota; or

(2) special mobile equipment as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 22, and
which is self-propelled, if it is mounted on a commercial motor vehicle chassis,

deleted text begin unless the deleted text end new text begin in violation of the requirements of paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) Anew text end vehicle deleted text begindisplaysdeleted text endnew text begin described in paragraph (a):
new text end

new text begin (1) must displaynew text end a valid safety inspection decal issued by an inspector certified by
the commissionerdeleted text begin, or the vehicle carries (1)deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) must carry (i)new text end proof that the vehicle complies with federal motor vehicle
inspection requirements for vehicles in interstate commerce, and deleted text begin(2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end a certificate of
compliance with federal requirements issued by the commissioner under subdivision 9.

Subd. 3.

Inspector certification; suspension and revocation; hearing.

(a) An
inspection required by this section may be performed only by:

(1) an employee of the Department of Public Safety or Transportation who has
been certified by the commissioner after having received training provided by the State
Patrol; or

(2) another person who has been certified by the commissioner after having received
training provided by the State Patrol or other training approved by the commissioner.

(b) A person who is not an employee of the Department of Public Safety or
Transportation may be certified by the commissioner if the person is:

(1) an owner, or employee of the owner, of one or more commercial motor vehicles
that are power units;

(2) a dealer licensed under section 168.27 and engaged in the business of buying and
selling commercial motor vehicles, or an employee of the dealer; deleted text beginordeleted text end

(3) engaged in the business of repairing and servicing commercial motor vehiclesnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (4) employed by a governmental agency that owns commercial vehiclesnew text end.

(c) Certification of persons described in paragraph (b), clauses (1) to deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end, is
effective for two years from the date of certification. The commissioner may require
biennial retraining of persons holding a certificate under paragraph (b) as a condition of
renewal of the certificate. The commissioner may charge a fee of not more than $10
for each certificate issued and renewed. A certified person described in paragraph (b),
clauses (1) to deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end, may charge a reasonable fee for each inspection of a vehicle not
owned by the person or the person's employer.

(d) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 5, the standards adopted by the
commissioner for commercial motor vehicle inspections under sections 169.781 to
169.783 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be the standards prescribed in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
section 396.17, and in chapter III, subchapter B, appendix G.

(e) The commissioner may classify types of vehicles for inspection purposes and
may issue separate classes of inspector certificates for each class. deleted text beginThe commissioner shall
issue separate categories of inspector certificates based on the following classifications:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) a class of certificate that authorizes the certificate holder to inspect commercial
motor vehicles without regard to ownership or lease; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a class of certificate that authorizes the certificate holder to inspect only
commercial motor vehicles the certificate holder owns or leases.
deleted text end

deleted text begin The commissioner shall issue a certificate described in clause (1) only to a person
described in paragraph (b), clause (2) or (3).
deleted text end

(f) The commissioner, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, may suspend a
certificate issued under paragraph (b) for failure to meet annual certification requirements
prescribed by the commissioner or failure to inspect commercial motor vehicles in
accordance with inspection procedures established by the State Patrol. The commissioner
shall revoke a certificate issued under paragraph (b) if the commissioner determines after
notice and an opportunity for a hearing that the certified person issued an inspection decal
for a commercial motor vehicle when the person knew or reasonably should have known
that the vehicle was in such a state of repair that it would have been declared out of service
if inspected by an employee of the State Patrol. Suspension and revocation of certificates
under this subdivision are not subject to sections 14.57 to 14.69.

Subd. 4.

Inspection report.

(a) A person performing an inspection under this
section shall issue an inspection report to the owner of the commercial motor vehicle
inspected. The report must include:

(1) the full name of the person performing the inspection, and the person's inspector
certification number;

(2) the name of the owner of the vehicle and, if applicable, the United States
Department of Transportation carrier number issued to the owner of the vehicle, or to the
operator of the vehicle if other than the owner;

(3) the vehicle identification number and, if applicable, the license plate number
of the vehicle;

(4) the date and location of the inspection;

(5) the vehicle components inspected and a description of the findings of the
inspection, including identification of the components not in compliance with federal
motor carrier safety regulations; and

(6) the inspector's certification that the inspection was complete, accurate, and in
compliance with the requirements of this section.

(b) The owner must retain a copy of the inspection report for at least 14 months at a
location in the state where the vehicle is domiciled or maintained. The inspector must
maintain a copy of the inspection report for a period of 14 months following the inspection
in a location in the state where the inspector conducts business. During this period the
report must be available for inspection by an authorized federal, state, or local official.

(c) The commissioner shall prescribe the form of the inspection report and revise it
as necessary to comply with state and federal law and regulations. The adoption of the
report form is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Subd. 5.

Inspection decal.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end A person inspecting a commercial motor vehicle
shall issue an inspection decal for the vehicle if each inspected component of the vehicle
complies with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal must state that in the
month specified on the decal the vehicle was inspected and each inspected component
complied with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal is valid for 12
months after the month specified on the decal. The commissioners of public safety and
transportation shall make decals available, at a fee of not more than $2 for each decal,
to persons certified to perform inspections under subdivision 3, paragraph (b).new text begin Decals
are issued to inspectors by serial number and are not transferable unless approved by
the commissioner.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) Minnesota inspection decals may be affixed only to:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) commercial motor vehicles bearing Minnesota-based license plates; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) special mobile equipment, within the meaning of subdivision 2, clause (2).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person inspecting (1) a vehicle of less
than 57,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and registered as a farm truck, (2) a storage
semitrailer, or (3) a building mover vehicle must issue an inspection decal to the vehicle
unless the vehicle has one or more defects that would result in the vehicle being declared
out of service under the North American Uniform Driver, Vehicle, and Hazardous
Materials Out-of-Service Criteria issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. A decal issued to a vehicle described in clause (1),
(2), or (3) is valid for two years from the date of issuance. A decal issued to such a vehicle
must clearly indicate that it is valid for two years from the date of issuance.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a commercial motor vehicle that (1) is registered
as a farm truck, (2) is not operated more than 75 miles from the owner's home post office,
and (3) was manufactured before 1979 that has a dual transmission system, is not required
to comply with a requirement in an inspection standard that requires that the service brake
system and parking brake system be separate systems in the motor vehicle.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Record review; random inspection; audit.

Employees of the State Patrol
and motor transportation representatives of the Department of Transportation may review
records required to be kept under subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and conduct random
vehicle inspections and audits at the facility of an owner of a commercial motor vehicle.

Subd. 7.

Disposition of revenues.

The commissioner shall pay all revenues received
under this section to the commissioner of finance for deposit in the trunk highway fund.

Subd. 8.

Violation; misdemeanor.

A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

Subd. 9.

Proof of federal inspection.

An owner of a commercial motor vehicle
that is subject to and in compliance with federal motor vehicle inspection requirements
for vehicles in interstate commerce may apply to the commissioner for a certificate
of compliance with federal requirements. On payment of a fee equal to the fee for an
inspection decal under subdivision 5, deleted text beginparagraph (a),deleted text end the commissioner shall issue the
certificate to the applicant.new text begin This subdivision only applies to Minnesota-licensed vehicles
that are not housed or maintained in Minnesota.
new text end

Subd. 10.

Exemption.

This section does not apply to a vehicle operated by a motor
carrier of passengers, as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 48, if the vehicle has
been inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2), within
the previous 12 months.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.782, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Driver; daily inspection report.

(a) The driver of a commercial
motor vehicle shall report in writing at the completion of each day's work on each
commercial motor vehicle the driver has operated. A person who owns one or more
commercial motor vehicles and who employs drivers for those commercial motor vehicles
must require each driver to new text beginsubmit a written new text endreport as required deleted text beginindeleted text endnew text begin bynew text end this section. The
report must cover the following parts and accessories: service brakes, including trailer and
semitrailer brake connections; parking (hand) brake; steering mechanism; lighting devices
and reflectors; tires; horn; windshield wiper or wipers; rear vision mirror or mirrors;
coupling devices; wheels and rims; and emergency equipment.

(b) The report must identify the vehicle and list any defect or deficiency discovered
by or reported to the driver that would affect the safe operation of the vehicle or result in
its mechanical breakdown. If no defect or deficiency is discovered by or reported to the
driver, the report must so indicate. The driver must sign the report after completing it. In
the case of a commercial motor vehicle operated by two drivers, the signature of one of
the drivers satisfies the requirements of this subdivision if both drivers agree concerning
the defects or deficiencies. If a driver operates more than one commercial motor vehicle
during a day's work, a report must be prepared for each vehicle operated.

(c) Before operating or allowing the operation of a commercial motor vehicle on
which a report has been prepared under this subdivision, the owner of the vehicle or
the owner's agent must repair defects or deficiencies listed on the report that would deleted text beginbe
sufficient under inspection procedures established by the State Patrol to require the vehicle
to be declared out of service
deleted text endnew text begin likely affect the safe operation of the vehiclenew text end. Before allowing
the commercial motor vehicle to be operated again, the owner or the owner's agent must
certify, on the report listing the defect or deficiency, that the defect or deficiency has
been corrected or that correction is unnecessary. A motor carrier must keep the original
vehicle inspection report for at least three months after the date of inspection. The report
must be available for inspection by an authorized federal, state, or local official at any
time during this period.

(d) A copy of the vehicle inspection report, including a certification of corrections
resulting from the report, must be carried in the commercial motor vehicle, or in the power
unit of a commercial motor vehicle combination, at all times when the vehicle or power
unit is operated until the next inspection report is completed under this subdivision. The
copy must be made available on demand todeleted text begin:deleted text end (1) a peace officerdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end (2) a person authorized
under section 221.221deleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end and (3) a person described in section 299D.06.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.783, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Postcrash inspection.

new text begin(a) new text endA peace officer responding to an accident
involving a commercial motor vehicle must immediately notify the State Patrol if the
accident results in deleted text begindeath, personal injury, or property damage to an apparent extent of
more than $4,400.
deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) a fatality;
new text end

new text begin (2) bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately receives
medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or
new text end

new text begin (3) one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the
accident, requiring the motor vehicles to be transported away from the scene by tow
truck or other motor vehicle.
new text end

new text begin(b) new text endIt is a misdemeanor for a person to drive or cause to be driven a commercial
motor vehicle after such an accident unless the vehicle:

(1) has been inspected by a state trooper or other person authorized to conduct
inspections under section 169.781, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), who is an employee of
the Department of Public Safety or Transportation, and the person inspecting the vehicle
has determined that the vehicle may safely be operated; or

(2) a waiver has been granted under subdivision 2.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.81, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Length of single vehicle; exceptions.

(a) Statewide, no single vehicle may
exceed deleted text begin40deleted text endnew text begin 45new text end feet in overall length, including load and front and rear bumpers, exceptdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end mobile cranes, which may not exceed 48 feet in overall lengthdeleted text begin;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) buses, which may not exceed 45 feet in overall length; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) type A, B, or C motor homes as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 25,
paragraph (c), which may not exceed 45 feet in overall length
deleted text end.

(b) Statewide, no semitrailer may exceed 48 feet in overall length, including bumper
and load, but excluding non-cargo-carrying equipment, such as refrigeration units or air
compressors, necessary for safe and efficient operation and located on the end of the
semitrailer adjacent to the truck-tractor. However, statewide, a single semitrailer may
exceed 48 feet, but not 53 feet, if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline of the
rear axle group of the semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet.

(c) Statewide, no single trailer may have an overall length exceeding 45 feet,
including the tow bar assembly but exclusive of rear bumpers that do not increase the
overall length by more than six inches.

(d) For determining compliance with this subdivision, the length of the semitrailer
or trailer must be determined separately from the overall length of the combination of
vehicles.

(e) No semitrailer or trailer used in a three-vehicle combination may have an overall
length in excess of 28-1/2 feet, exclusive of:

(1) non-cargo-carrying accessory equipment, including refrigeration units or air
compressors and upper coupler plates, necessary for safe and efficient operation, located
on the end of the semitrailer or trailer adjacent to the truck or truck-tractor;

(2) the tow bar assembly; and

(3) lower coupler equipment that is a fixed part of the rear end of the first semitrailer
or trailer.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.823, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Pneumatic-tired vehicle.

No vehicle or combination of vehicles
equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated upon the highways of this state:

(1) where the gross weight on any wheel exceeds 9,000 pounds, except that on
new text begin paved county state-aid highways, paved county roads, new text enddesignated local routesnew text begin,new text end and state
trunk highways the gross weight on any single wheel shall not exceed 10,000 poundsnew text begin
unless posted
new text end;

(2) where the gross weight on any single axle exceeds 18,000 pounds, except that
on new text begin paved county state-aid highways, paved county roads, new text enddesignated local routesnew text begin,new text end and
state trunk highways the gross weight on any single axle shall not exceed 20,000 poundsnew text begin
unless posted
new text end;

(3) where the maximum wheel load:

(i) on the foremost and rearmost steering axles, exceeds 600 pounds per inch of tire
width or the manufacturer's recommended load, whichever is less; or

(ii) on other axles, exceeds 500 pounds per inch of tire width or the manufacturer's
recommended load, whichever is less. This item applies to new vehicles manufactured
after August 1, 1991. For vehicles manufactured before August 2, 1991, the maximum
weight per inch of tire width is 600 pounds per inch or the manufacturer's recommended
load, whichever is less, until August 1, 1996. After July 31, 1996, this item applies to all
vehicles regardless of date of manufacture;

(4) where the gross weight on any axle of a tridem exceeds 15,000 pounds, except
that for vehicles to which an additional axle has been added prior to June 1, 1981, the
maximum gross weight on any axle of a tridem may be up to 16,000 pounds provided the
gross weight of the tridem combination does not exceed 39,900 pounds where the first
and third axles of the tridem are spaced nine feet apart;

(5) where the gross weight on any group of axles exceeds the weights permitted
under sections 169.822 to 169.829 with any or all of the interior axles disregarded, and
with an exterior axle disregarded if the exterior axle is a variable load axle that is not
carrying its intended weight, and their gross weights subtracted from the gross weight of
all axles of the group under consideration.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.824, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Gross vehicle weight of all axles.

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions
of section 169.85, the gross vehicle weight of all axles of a vehicle or combination of
vehicles deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endnot exceed:

(1) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles on all deleted text beginstatedeleted text end new text begin (i) new text endtrunk
highways as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 29, deleted text beginand for alldeleted text end new text begin(ii) new text endroutes designated
under section 169.832, subdivision 11new text begin, and (iii) paved nine-ton routesnew text end;

(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 (k);new text begin and
new text end

(3) 73,280 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with five axles or less
on all routes, other than deleted text beginstate trunk highways and routes that are designated under section
169.832, subdivision 11, except that a vehicle needing reasonable access to a terminal or
facilities for food, fuel, repairs, and rest, located within three miles of a ten-ton route, may
not exceed 80,000 pounds. "Terminal" means any location where freight either originates,
terminates, or is handled in the transportation process, or where commercial motor carriers
maintain operating facilities; and
deleted text endnew text begin routes identified in clause (1).
new text end

deleted text begin (4) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
axles on all routes, other than state trunk highways and routes that are designated under
section deleted text begin169.832, subdivision 11deleted text end.
deleted text end

(b) deleted text beginThe maximum weights specified in this section for five consecutive axles shall
not apply to a four-axle ready-mix concrete truck which was equipped with a fifth axle
prior to June 1, 1981. The maximum gross weight on four or fewer consecutive axles of
vehicles excepted by this clause shall not exceed any maximum weight specified for
four or fewer consecutive axles in this section
deleted text endnew text begin Notwithstanding the maximum weight
provisions of this section and section 169.85, and in order to promote the reduction of
fuel use and emissions because of engine idling, 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 must be increased by the amount of
weight necessary to compensate for the weight of the idle reduction technology, not to
exceed 400 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 end.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.829, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Tow truck.

Sections 169.822 to 169.828 do not apply to a tow truck or
towing vehicle when towing a disabled new text beginor damagednew text end vehicle deleted text begindamaged in such manner that
the towed vehicle cannot be towed from the rear and
deleted text endnew text begin,new text end when the movement is deleted text begintemporarydeleted text end
new text begin urgent, and when the movement isnew text end for the purpose of deleted text begintakingdeleted text end new text beginremovingnew text end the disabled vehicle
new text begin from the roadwaynew text end to a place new text beginof safekeeping or to a placenew text end of repair.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.86, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Tow truck. new text end

new text begin A tow truck or towing vehicle, when towing a disabled or
damaged vehicle to a place of repair or to a place of safekeeping, may exceed the length
and weight limitations of this chapter, subject to a $300 annual permit fee and other
conditions the commissioner may prescribe.
new text end

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.864, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Special three-unit vehicle permit.

The commissioner may issue a
permit for a vehicle that meets the following requirements:

(1) is a combination of vehicles, including a truck-tractor and a semitrailer drawing
one additional semitrailer, which may be equipped with an auxiliary dolly, and no
semitrailer used in the three-vehicle combination has an overall length in excess of 28-1/2
feet;

(2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 108,000 pounds;

(3) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge
formula for axle groups not described in that section;

(4) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
recommended load, whichever is less;

(5) is operated only in this state on Trunk Highway marked 2 between Grand Rapids
and the port of Duluth; on Trunk Highway marked 169 between Grand Rapids and its
junction with Trunk Highway marked 53; new text beginon Trunk Highway marked 194 between Trunk
Highway marked 2 and Trunk Highway marked 53;
new text end and on Trunk Highway marked 53
between Virginia and the port of Duluth; and

(6) the seasonal weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1,
do not apply.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.864, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Special two-unit vehicle permit.

The commissioner may issue a permit
for a vehicle that meets the following requirements:

(1) is a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck-tractor and a single semitrailer
that may exceed 48 feet, but not 53 feet, if the distance from the kingpin to the centerline
of the rear axle group of the semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet;

(2) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 90,000 poundsnew text begin or 97,000 pounds if
the truck has seven axles
new text end;

(3) has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 98,000 pounds during the time when
seasonal weight increases authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1, are in effect;

(4) complies with the axle weight limits in section 169.824 or with the federal bridge
formula for axle groups not described in that section;

(5) complies with the tire weight limits in section 169.823 or the tire manufacturers'
recommended load, whichever is less; and

(6) is operated only on the highways specified in subdivision 1, clause (5).

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.87, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Vehicle transporting milk.

deleted text beginUntil June 1, 2007,deleted text end A weight restriction
imposed under subdivision 1 by the commissioner of transportation or a local road
authority, or imposed by subdivision 2, does not apply to a vehicle transporting milk from
the point of production to the point of first processing if, at the time the weight restriction
is exceeded, the vehicle is carrying milk loaded at only one point of production. This
subdivision does not authorize a vehicle described in this subdivision to exceed a weight
restriction of five tons per axle by more than two tons per axle.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.985, is amended to read:


169.985 TRAFFIC CITATION QUOTA PROHIBITED.

A law enforcement agency may not order, mandate, require, or suggest to a peace
officer a quota for the issuance of traffic citations new text beginor administrative penalties under section
471.984
new text end on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.99, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Alteration by local government.

new text begin(a)new text end Any city of the first class, through
its governing body, may alter by deletion or addition the uniform traffic ticket in such
manner as it deems advisable for use in such city, provided that it includes the notice
required by subdivision 1, paragraph (b).

new text begin (b)new text end In respect to any public corporation organized and existing pursuant to sections
473.601 to 473.679, whose ordinances and regulations for the control of traffic are
enforced through prosecution in the district court having jurisdiction in one or the other
of the cities of the first class included within such public corporation, the traffic ticket
used in such enforcement shall conform to that used by the city of the first class in the
district court having jurisdiction where its ordinances and regulations are enforced, except
as to color and as to information uniquely applying to such public corporation and to its
ordinances and regulations.

new text begin (c) Any county or home rule charter or statutory city that has adopted an ordinance
under section 471.984 shall alter by deletion or addition the uniform traffic ticket as it
deems advisable, including, but not limited to, incorporating information concerning the
administrative penalty, response by the alleged violator, and consequence of failure to
respond.
new text end

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 49a. new text end

new text begin Valid license; valid driver's license. new text end

new text begin "Valid license," "valid driver's
license," "valid Minnesota driver's license," "valid standard driver's license," or other
similar term, means any operator's license, provisional license, temporary license, limited
license, permit, or other license to operate a motor vehicle issued or issuable under the laws
of this state by the commissioner, or by another state or jurisdiction if specified, that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) not expired, suspended, revoked, or canceled; and
new text end

new text begin (2) not disqualified for the class of vehicle being operated.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License required; duplicate identification restricted.

new text begin(a) new text endExcept
when expressly exempted, a person shall not drive a motor vehicle upon a street or
highway in this state unless the person has a deleted text beginlicensedeleted text end valid new text beginlicense new text endunder this chapter for
the type or class of vehicle being driven.

new text begin (b)new text end The department shall not issue a driver's license to a person unless and until the
person's license from any jurisdiction has been invalidated. The department shall provide
to the issuing department of any jurisdiction, information that the licensee is now licensed
in Minnesota. A person is not permitted to have more than one valid driver's license
at any time. The department shall not issue to a person to whom a current Minnesota
identification card has been issued a driver's license, other than a limited license, unless
the person's Minnesota identification card has been invalidated. This subdivision does
not require invalidation of a tribal identification card as a condition of receiving a driver's
license.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.05, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Instruction permit use by person under age 18.

(a) This subdivision
applies to persons who have applied for and received an instruction permit under
subdivision 2.

(b) The permit holder may, with the permit in possession, operate a motor vehicle,
but must be accompanied by and be under the supervision of a certified driver education
instructor, the permit holder's parent or guardian, or another licensed driver age 21 or
older. The supervisor must occupy the seat beside the permit holder.

(c) deleted text beginThe permit holder may operate a motor vehicle only when every occupant under
the age of 18 has a seat belt or child passenger restraint system properly fastened. A
person who violates this paragraph is subject to a fine of $25. A peace officer may
not issue a citation for a violation of this paragraph unless the officer lawfully stopped
or detained the driver of the motor vehicle for a moving violation as defined in section
171.04, subdivision 1. The commissioner shall not record a violation of this paragraph on
a person's driving record.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end The permit holder may not operate a vehicle while communicating over, or
otherwise operating, a cellular or wireless telephone, whether handheld or hands free,
when the vehicle is in motion. The permit holder may assert as an affirmative defense that
the violation was made for the sole purpose of obtaining emergency assistance to prevent
a crime about to be committed, or in the reasonable belief that a person's life or safety
was in danger. Violation of this paragraph is a petty misdemeanor subject to section
169.89, subdivision 2.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The permit holder must maintain a driving record free of convictions for
moving violations, as defined in section 171.04, subdivision 1, and free of convictions
for violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33, 169A.35, or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53. If
the permit holder drives a motor vehicle in violation of the law, the commissioner shall
suspend, cancel, or revoke the permit in accordance with the statutory section violated.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 9, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.055, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Use of provisional license.

(a) deleted text beginA provisional license holder may operate a
motor vehicle only when every occupant under the age of 18 has a seat belt or child
passenger restraint system properly fastened. A person who violates this paragraph is
subject to a fine of $25. A peace officer may not issue a citation for a violation of this
paragraph unless the officer lawfully stopped or detained the driver of the motor vehicle
for a moving violation as defined in section 171.04. The commissioner shall not record a
violation of this paragraph on a person's driving record.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end A provisional license holder may not operate a vehicle while communicating
over, or otherwise operating, a cellular or wireless telephone, whether handheld or
hands free, when the vehicle is in motion. The provisional license holder may assert
as an affirmative defense that the violation was made for the sole purpose of obtaining
emergency assistance to prevent a crime about to be committed, or in the reasonable
belief that a person's life or safety was in danger. Violation of this paragraph is a petty
misdemeanor subject to section 169.89, subdivision 2.

deleted text begin (c) deleted text end new text begin (b) For the first six months of provisional licensure, a provisional license holder
may not operate a motor vehicle carrying more than one passenger under the age of 20
years who is not a member of the holder's immediate family. For the second six months,
the holder of the license may not operate a motor vehicle that is carrying more than three
passengers who are under the age of 20 years and who are not members of the holder's
immediate family.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the first six months of provisional licensure, a provisional license holder
may operate a motor vehicle between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. only when
the license holder is:
new text end

new text begin (1) driving between the license holder's home and place of employment;
new text end

new text begin (2) driving between the license holder's home and a school event for which the
school has not provided transportation;
new text end

new text begin (3) driving for employment purposes; or
new text end

new text begin (4) accompanied by a licensed driver at least 25 years of age.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text end If the holder of a provisional license during the period of provisional licensing
incurs (1) a conviction for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33, 169A.35, or sections
169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) a conviction for a crash-related moving violation, or (3) more
than one conviction for a moving violation that is not crash related, the person may not be
issued a driver's license until 12 consecutive months have expired since the date of the
conviction or until the person reaches the age of 18 years, whichever occurs first.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective June 9, 2007, and the remainder of
this section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Contents of application; other information.

(a) An application must:

(1) state the full name, date of birth, sex, andnew text begin either (i) thenew text end residence address of the
applicantnew text begin, or (ii) the designated address under section 5B.05new text end;

(2) as may be required by the commissioner, contain a description of the applicant
and any other facts pertaining to the applicant, the applicant's driving privileges, and the
applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety;

(3) state:

(i) the applicant's Social Security number; or

(ii) if the applicant does not have a social security number and is applying for a
Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, or class D provisional or driver's license,
that the applicant certifies that the applicant does not have a Social Security number;

(4) contain a space where the applicant may indicate a desire to make an anatomical
gift according to paragraph (b); and

(5) contain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will/health
care directive designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7.

(b) If the applicant does not indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift when
the application is made, the applicant must be offered a donor document in accordance
with section 171.07, subdivision 5. The application must contain statements sufficient
to comply with the requirements of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (1987), sections
525.921 to 525.9224, so that execution of the application or donor document will make
the anatomical gift as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 5, for those indicating a
desire to make an anatomical gift. The application must be accompanied by information
describing Minnesota laws regarding anatomical gifts and the need for and benefits of
anatomical gifts, and the legal implications of making an anatomical gift, including the
law governing revocation of anatomical gifts. The commissioner shall distribute a notice
that must accompany all applications for and renewals of a driver's license or Minnesota
identification card. The notice must be prepared in conjunction with a Minnesota organ
procurement organization that is certified by the federal Department of Health and Human
Services and must include:

(1) a statement that provides a fair and reasonable description of the organ donation
process, the care of the donor body after death, and the importance of informing family
members of the donation decision; and

(2) a telephone number in a certified Minnesota organ procurement organization that
may be called with respect to questions regarding anatomical gifts.

(c) The application must be accompanied also by information containing relevant
facts relating to:

(1) the effect of alcohol on driving ability;

(2) the effect of mixing alcohol with drugs;

(3) the laws of Minnesota relating to operation of a motor vehicle while under the
influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; and

(4) the levels of alcohol-related fatalities and accidents in Minnesota and of arrests
for alcohol-related violations.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License; contents.

(a) Upon the payment of the required fee, the
department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a license designating the type or
class of vehicles the applicant is authorized to drive as applied for. This license must
bear a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee; the licensee's full namedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end date
of birthdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin; either (1) the licensee'snew text end residence addressnew text begin, or (2) the designated address
under section 5B.05
new text end; a description of the licensee in a manner as the commissioner deems
necessary; and the usual signature of the licensee. No license is valid unless it bears
the usual signature of the licensee. Every license must bear a colored photograph or an
electronically produced image of the licensee.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
residence address as listed on the license, then the applicant shall provide verification from
the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the applicant's residence
address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing address. When an
applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision, the commissioner
shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence address for
all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Every license issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) The department shall use processes in issuing a license that prohibit, as nearly as
possible, the ability to alter or reproduce a license, or prohibit the ability to superimpose a
photograph or electronically produced image on a license, without ready detection.

(e) A license issued to an applicant age 65 or over must be plainly marked "senior" if
requested by the applicant.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Identification card; fee.

(a) Upon payment of the required fee, the
department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a Minnesota identification card. The
department may not issue a Minnesota identification card to an individual who has a
driver's license, other than a limited license. The card must bear a distinguishing number
assigned to the applicant; a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of
the applicant; the applicant's full namedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end date of birthdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin; either (1) the licensee'snew text end
residence addressnew text begin, or (2) the designated address under section 5B.05new text end; a description of the
applicant in the manner as the commissioner deems necessary; and the usual signature of
the applicant.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
residence address as listed on the Minnesota identification card, then the applicant shall
provide verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered
to the applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate
mailing address. When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this
subdivision, the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the
applicant's residence address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Each identification card issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly marked "Minnesota
identification card - not a driver's license."

(e) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents when issued to a person
who is developmentally disabled, as defined in section 252A.02, subdivision 2; a
physically disabled person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2; or, a person with
mental illness, as described in section 245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c).

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Highway construction training. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation
shall utilize the maximum feasible amount of all federal funds available to this state
under United States Code, title 23, section 140, paragraph (b), to develop, conduct, and
administer highway construction training, including skill improvement programs.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must report by February 1 of each
odd-numbered year to the house of representatives and senate committees having
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the commissioner's
compliance with paragraph (a). The report must, with respect to each of the two previous
calendar years:
new text end

new text begin (1) describe the highway construction training and skill improvement programs the
commissioner has conducted and administered;
new text end

new text begin (2) analyze the results of the commissioner's training programs;
new text end

new text begin (3) state the amount of federal funds available to this state under United States Code,
title 23, section 140, paragraph (b); and
new text end

new text begin (4) identify the amount spent by the commissioner in conducting and administering
the programs.
new text end

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Disadvantaged business enterprise program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
shall include in each contract that is funded at least in part by federal funds, a sanction
for each contractor who does not meet the established project disadvantaged business
enterprise goal or demonstrate good faith effort to meet the goal.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation shall report by February 1 of each
odd-numbered year to the house of representatives and senate committees having
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance concerning the commissioner's
disadvantaged business enterprise program. The report must, with respect to each of
the two previous calendar years:
new text end

new text begin (1) state the department's annual overall goal, compared with the percentage attained;
new text end

new text begin (2) explain the methodology, applicable facts, and public participation used to
establish the overall goal;
new text end

new text begin (3) describe good faith efforts to meet the goal, if the goal was not attained;
new text end

new text begin (4) describe actions to address overconcentration of disadvantaged business
enterprises in certain types of work;
new text end

new text begin (5) state the number of contracts that included disadvantaged business enterprise
goals, the number of contractors that met established disadvantaged business enterprise
goals, and sanctions imposed for lack of good faith effort; and
new text end

new text begin (6) describe contracts with no disadvantaged business enterprise goals, and, of
those, state number of contracts and amount of each contract with targeted groups under
section 16C.16.
new text end

Sec. 64.

new text begin [174.185] PAVEMENT LIFE-CYCLE COST ANALYSIS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, the following
definitions apply.
new text end

new text begin (a) "Life-cycle cost" is the sum of the cost of the initial pavement project and
all anticipated costs for maintenance, repair, and resurfacing over the life of the
pavement. Anticipated costs must be based on Minnesota's actual or reasonably projected
maintenance, repair, and resurfacing schedules, and costs as recorded by the pavement
management system.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Life-cycle cost analysis" is a comparison of life-cycle costs among competing
paving materials using equal design lives.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Required analysis. new text end

new text begin For each project involving paving costs anticipated
to exceed $100,000, the commissioner shall perform a life-cycle cost analysis and shall
design and award the project utilizing the paving material having the lowest life-cycle cost.
new text end

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.24, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Eligible activities.

Activities eligible for assistance under the program
include but are not limited to:

(1) planning and engineering design for transit services and facilities;

(2) capital assistance to purchase or refurbish transit vehicles and other capital
expenditures necessary to provide a transit service;

(3) operating assistance as provided under subdivision 3b; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) new text beginpartnership creation to coordinate and supplement services of county, local, and
private transit providers;
new text end

new text begin (5) design and operation of regional call centers; and
new text end

new text begin (6)new text end other assistance for public transit services that furthers the purposes of section
174.21.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.29, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Supplementary paratransit. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall facilitate the
creation of partnerships among paratransit providers, including, but not limited to, medical
assistance transportation providers, to supplement and coordinate with available county
and local transit service.
new text end

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.29, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Intercounty service. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall require providers of
service to enter into regional intercounty service agreements with adjacent counties.
The commissioner, in cooperation with state agencies that assist, provide, reimburse, or
regulate special transportation services, shall establish a reimbursement mechanism to
facilitate reimbursement for intercounty trips.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.29, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin One-stop call centers. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall promote, support, and
facilitate the establishment and operation of one-stop regional call centers that assist
callers in arranging the most efficient and cost-effective available rides while meeting
passengers' needs for special equipment.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.30, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Vehicle and equipment inspectionnew text begin, rulesnew text end; decalnew text begin; complaint contact
information
new text end.

(a) The commissioner shall inspect or provide for the inspection of
vehicles at least annually. In addition to scheduled annual inspections and reinspections
scheduled for the purpose of verifying that deficiencies have been corrected, unannounced
inspections of any vehicle may be conducted.

(b) On determining that a vehicle or vehicle equipment is in a condition that is likely
to cause an accident or breakdown, the commissioner shall require the vehicle to be taken
out of service immediately. The commissioner shall require that vehicles and equipment
not meeting standards be repaired and brought into conformance with the standards
and shall require written evidence of compliance from the operator before allowing the
operator to return the vehicle to service.

(c) The commissioner shall provide in the rules procedures for inspecting vehicles,
removing unsafe vehicles from service, determining and requiring compliance, and
reviewing driver qualifications.

(d) The commissioner shall design a distinctive decal to be issued to special
transportation service providers with a current certificate of compliance under this section.
A decal is valid for one year from the last day of the month in which it is issued. A person
who is subject to the operating standards adopted under this section may not provide
special transportation service in a vehicle that does not conspicuously display a decal
issued by the commissioner.

new text begin (e) Special transportation service providers shall prominently display in each vehicle
all contact information for the submission of complaints regarding the transportation
services provided to that individual. All vehicles providing service under section
473.386 shall display contact information for the Metropolitan Council. All other special
transportation service vehicles shall display contact information for the commissioner of
transportation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.30, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

deleted text beginComplaint data;deleted text end new text beginComplaints; report; data new text endclassification.

new text begin (a) The
commissioner shall investigate all complaints over which the commissioner has
jurisdiction regarding special transportation service providers regulated under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) By January 15, 2008, and in every subsequent even-numbered year by
January 15, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over
transportation policy and finance. The report must identify each complaint investigated
by the commissioner under paragraph (a), including, but not limited to, any findings and
steps taken for resolution of the complaint.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endWhen information is furnished to the Department of Transportation that alleges
a violation of this section, an operating standard adopted under this section, or section
174.315, the following data are classified as confidential data or protected nonpublic data:

(1) names of complainants;

(2) complaint letters; and

(3) other unsolicited data when furnished by a person who is not the subject of the
data and who is not a department employee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 71.

new text begin [174.56] REPORT ON MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Report required. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall submit a
report on January 15, 2008, and on January 15 of each year thereafter, on the status of
major highway projects under construction or planned during the year of the report and for
the ensuing 15 years. For purposes of this section, a "major highway project" is a highway
project that has a total cost for all segments that the commissioner estimates at the time of
the report to be at least (1) $25,000,000 in the metropolitan highway construction district,
or (2) $10,000,000 in any nonmetropolitan highway construction district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report contents. new text end

new text begin For each major highway project the report must include:
new text end

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

new text begin (2) a history of the project, including, but not limited to, previous official actions
by the department or the appropriate area transportation partnership, or both, the date
on which the project was first included in the state transportation improvement plan,
the cost of the project at that time, the dates of environmental approval, the dates of
municipal approval, the date of final geometric layout, and the date of establishment of
any construction limits;
new text end

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

new text begin (4) past and potential future reasons for delay in letting or completing the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Department resources. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall prepare and submit the
report with existing department staff and resources.
new text end

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 218.041, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Investigative powers.

In the exercise of powers granted in this chapter,
the commissioner may:

(1) subpoena books, papers, or accounts kept by any regulated business within or
without the state, or compel production of verified copies;

(2) prepare all forms or blanks for obtaining information that the commissioner
may deem necessary or useful for the proper exercise of the authority and duties of the
commissioner in connection with regulated businesses, and prescribe the time and manner
within which the blanks and forms must be completed and filed;

(3) inspect, at all reasonable times, and copy the books, records, memoranda,
correspondence, or other documents and records of any business under the commissioner's
jurisdiction; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) examine, under oath, any officer, agent, or employee of a business under the
commissioner's jurisdiction concerning any matter within the commissioner's jurisdictionnew text begin;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) assess common carriers, administer the state rail safety inspection account, and
perform other duties on behalf of the state rail safety inspector under section 219.015
new text end.

Sec. 73.

new text begin [219.015] STATE RAIL SAFETY INSPECTOR.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation shall establish two positions of state rail
safety inspector in the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations of the
Minnesota Department of Transportation. The commissioner shall apply to the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) of the United States Department of Transportation
to participate in the Federal State Rail Safety Partnership Program for training and
certification of two inspectors under authority of United States Code, title 49, sections
20103, 20105, 20106, and 20113, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 212. The
state rail safety inspectors shall inspect mainline, secondary yard track and industry track;
inspect railroad right-of-way, including adjacent or intersecting drainage, culverts, bridges,
overhead structures, and traffic and other public crossings; inspect yards and physical
plants; review and enforce safety requirements; review maintenance and repair records;
and review railroad security measures. To the extent delegated by the commissioner,
the inspectors may issue citations for violations of this chapter, or to ensure railroad
employee and public safety and welfare.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall annually assess railroad companies that are (1) defined
as common carriers under section 218.011, (2) classified by federal law or regulation as
Class I Railroads or Class I Rail Carriers, and (3) operating in this state by a divisor of
equal proportion between carriers in equal amounts for 365 days of the calendar year. The
commissioner shall assess all start-up or re-establishment costs, and all related costs of
initiating the state rail safety inspector program beginning July 1, 2007. The state rail
inspector duties must begin and be assessed on January 1, 2008. The assessments must
be deposited in a special account in the special revenue fund, to be known as the state
rail safety inspection account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
and may be expended to cover the costs incurred for the establishment and ongoing
responsibilities of the state rail safety inspector.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may exempt a common carrier not federally classified as
Class I from violations for a period of up to two years if the common carrier applies for
participation in a work site safety coaching program, such as the "MNSharp" program
administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and the commissioner
determines such participation to be preferred enforcement for safety or security violations.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any person aggrieved by an assessment levied under this section may appeal
within 90 days any assessment, violation, or administrative penalty to the Office of
Administrative Hearings, with further appeal and review by the district court.
new text end

Sec. 74.

new text begin [219.373] WALKWAYS BY TRACK.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin General standards. new text end

new text begin (a) Consistent with section 219.50, every
railroad company shall provide a walkway alongside track that has a regular surface
that is smooth and safe for use by railroad employees and other persons who have
duties in proximity to trains. The walkway must be kept reasonably free of hazards and
obstructions, including, but not limited to, debris, litter, fuel, oil, sand, boulders, posts, tie
materials, holes, ruts, potholes, grains, grain products or byproducts, fertilizer products,
chemical, chemical molten, steel, tin, metallic products, solid raw minerals, palletized
products, silica products, materials spilled during revenue shipment, and detached pieces
or parts of railroad rolling stock or track structure.
new text end

new text begin (b) Compliance with this section is not a defense to any civil action brought for the
violation of a railroad safety law, regulation, rule, or order.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner, after investigation, upon the commissioner's own motion, or
upon the petition of the aggrieved person or the person's representative, may determine
that the safety of railroad employees requires implementation of a reasonable safety
standard for any walkway. "Reasonable" and "reasonably" are defined according to
the standards set forth in the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way
Association (AREMA), for the purposes of walkway decisions before the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Liability. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this section precludes or preempts civil liability to an
injured party under state or federal laws for failure to provide a reasonably safe walkway.
new text end

Sec. 75.

new text begin [219.374] WALKWAY EXEMPTIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), a small business that owns or
operates any track in this state is exempt from section 219.373.
new text end

new text begin (b) On determining after notice and hearing that exempting a small business that
owns or operates any track in this state pursuant to paragraph (a) poses an unreasonable
threat of substantial harm to the public safety, the commissioner of transportation shall
order that business to eliminate any unsafe walkway condition.
new text end

new text begin (c) As used in this section, "small business" has the meaning given it in section
645.445.
new text end

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.011, subdivision 49, is amended to read:


Subd. 49.

Small vehicle passenger service.

(a) "Small vehicle passenger service"
means a service provided by a person engaged in the for-hire transportation of passengersnew text begin,new text end
in a vehicle designed to transport seven or fewer persons, including the driver.

(b) In the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, "small
vehicle passenger service" also includes for-hire transportation of persons who are certified
by the Metropolitan Council to use special transportation service provided under section
473.386, in a vehicle designed to transport not more than 15 persons including the driver,
that is equipped with a wheelchair lift and at least three wheelchair securement positions.

new text begin (c) A person providing small vehicle passenger service to an individual for the
purpose of obtaining nonemergency medical care and who receives reimbursement under
section 256B.0625, subdivision 17, for providing the service, must comply with the rules
of the commissioner adopted under section 174.30.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.031, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Vehicle identification rule.

(a) The following carriers shall display the
carrier's name deleted text beginand addressdeleted text end on the power unit of each vehicle:

(1) motor carriers, regardless of the weight of the vehicle, except that this
requirement does not apply to a limousine as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 35,
that is equipped with "LM" license plates;

(2) interstate and intrastate private carriers operating vehicles with a gross vehicle
weight of more than 10,000 pounds; and

(3) vehicles providing transportation described in section 221.025 with a gross
vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds except those providing transportation
described in section 221.025, clauses (1), (3), and (4).

Vehicles described in clauses (2) and (3) that are operated by farmers or farm employees
and have four or fewer axles are not required to comply with the vehicle identification
rule of the commissioner.

(b) Vehicles subject to this subdivision must show the name or "doing business as"
name of the carrier operating the vehicle deleted text beginand the community and abbreviation of the state
in which the carrier maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle is customarily
based
deleted text end. If the carrier operates a leased vehicle, it may show its name and the name of the
lessor on the vehicle, if the lease relationship is clearly shown. If the name of a person
other than the operating carrier appears on the vehicle, the words "operated by" must
immediately precede the name of the carrier.

(c) The name deleted text beginand addressdeleted text end must be in letters that contrast sharply in color with the
background, be readily legible during daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet while
the vehicle is stationary, and be maintained in a manner that retains the legibility of the
markings. The name deleted text beginand addressdeleted text end may be shown by use of a removable device if that
device meets the identification and legibility requirements of this subdivision.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Hours of service of driver.

Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
395, is incorporated by reference, except that paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (f), (h), (i), (k), deleted text begin(l),deleted text end
(m), and (n) of section 395.1 and section 395.13 of that part are not incorporated. In
addition, cross-references to sections or paragraphs not incorporated in this subdivision
are not incorporated by reference. The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title
49, part 395, do not apply to drivers of lightweight vehicles.

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.0314, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Hazardous materials safety permits. new text end

new text begin A person who transports the
hazardous materials designated in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 385.403,
shall comply with this section and with the provisions of Code of Federal Regulations,
title 49, part 385, subpart E, which is incorporated by reference.
new text end

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.033, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:


Subd. 2d.

Age of driver under federal materials-of-trade regulation.

A driver
of a self-propelled or towed motor vehicle transporting no hazardous material other than
materials of trade, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 171.8, new text beginwhen
engaged in intrastate transportation,
new text endmust be at least 18 years of age. This subdivision
does not apply unless the transportation conforms to the requirements of Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, section 173.6.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.037, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Required to provide information.

A person who generates, stores,
treats, transports, disposes of, or otherwise handles or has handled hazardous materials,
hazardous substances, or hazardous waste shall (1) give to transportation representatives
and hazardous material specialists of the department information relating to the materials,
substances, or waste, or (2) permit them access to and copying of records new text beginand safety
permits
new text endrelating to new text beginany or all of new text endthe materials, substances, or wastedeleted text begin, or bothdeleted text end.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.231, is amended to read:


221.231 RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT.

The commissioner may enter into reciprocal agreements with the regulatory bodies
of other states and the provinces of the Dominion of Canadadeleted text begin, whereby the payment of the
fees provided in section 221.60 may be waived in whole or in part for
deleted text endnew text begin regardingnew text end motor
carriers having an established place of business in that state or province; provided that
reciprocal privileges are extended under the agreement to motor carriers of this state.

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.60, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Procedure.

A motor carrier may transport persons or property for
hire in interstate commerce in Minnesota only if it firstdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end complies with deleted text beginsection 221.141;deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) either registers with the commissioner the federal operating authority that it
intends to exercise, or registers and describes the transportation it performs under an
exemption contained in United States Code, title 49; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) purchases an interstate identification stamp or an interstate registration trip
permit for each vehicle to be used in interstate transportation in Minnesota
deleted text endnew text begin the Unified
Carrier Registration Agreement authorized by United States Code, title 49, section
14504a, enacted pursuant to the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, and the federal
regulations adopted thereunder
new text end.

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 221.60, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Commissioner's authority. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall
take all necessary actions to enter into the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement when
it becomes effective. The commissioner shall implement and administer United States
Code, title 49, section 14504a, and the regulations adopted thereunder. Until the Unified
Carrier Registration Agreement becomes effective, the commissioner shall implement a
temporary program for registering interstate motor carriers, including the Single State
Registration System, if the program is authorized by federal legislation.
new text end

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Expenditures.

(a) The commissioner may expend money from the rail
service improvement account for the following purposes:

(1) to make transfers as provided under section 222.57 or to pay interest adjustments
on loans guaranteed under the state rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program;

(2) to pay a portion of the costs of capital improvement projects designed to
improve rail service deleted text beginincluding construction or improvement of short segments of rail line
such as side track, team track, and connections between existing lines, and construction
and improvement of loading, unloading, storage, and transfer facilities
deleted text end of a rail usernew text begin or
a rail carrier
new text end;

(3) new text beginto pay a portion of the costs of rehabilitation projects designed to improve rail
service of a rail user or a rail carrier;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endto acquire, maintain, manage, and dispose of railroad right-of-way pursuant to
the state rail bank program;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endto provide for aerial photography survey of proposed and abandoned railroad
tracks for the purpose of recording and reestablishing by analytical triangulation the
existing alignment of the inplace track;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endto pay a portion of the costs of acquiring a rail line by a regional railroad
authority established pursuant to chapter 398A;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endto pay the state matching portion of federal grants for rail-highway grade
crossing improvement projects.

(b) All money derived by the commissioner from the disposition of railroad
right-of-way or of any other property acquired pursuant to sections 222.46 to 222.62 shall
be deposited in the rail service improvement account.

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.63, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Disposition permitted.

(a) The commissioner may lease any rail line or
right-of-way held in the state rail bank or enter into an agreement with any person for the
operation of any rail line or right-of-way for any of the purposes set forth in subdivision 2
in accordance with a fee schedule to be developed by the commissioner.

(b) The commissioner may convey any rail line or right-of-way, for consideration or
for no consideration and upon other terms as the commissioner may determine to be in
the public interest, to any other state agency or to a governmental subdivision of the state
having power by law to utilize it for any of the purposes set forth in subdivision 2.

(c) The commissioner may convey a portion of previously acquired rail bank
right-of-way to a state agency or governmental subdivision when the commissioner
determines that:

(1) the portion to be conveyed is in excess of that needed for the purposes stated in
subdivision 2;

(2) the conveyance is upon terms and conditions agreed upon by both the
commissioner and the state agency or governmental subdivision;

(3) after the sale, the rail bank corridor will continue to meet the future public and
commercial transportation and transmission needs of the state; and

(4) the conveyance will not reduce the width of the rail bank corridor to less than
deleted text begin 50deleted text endnew text begin 100new text end feet.

(d) The commissioner may lease previously acquired state rail bank right-of-way to
a state agency or governmental subdivision or to a private entity for nontransportation
purposes when:

(1) the portion to be leased is in excess of that needed for the purposes stated in
subdivision 2;

(2) the lease will not reduce the useable width of the rail bank corridor to less than
deleted text begin 50deleted text endnew text begin 100new text end feet;

(3) the cost of the lease is based on the fair market value of the portion to be leased,
as determined by appraisal;

(4) the lease allows the commissioner to terminate the lease on 90 days' written
notice to the lessee; and

(5) the lease prohibits the construction or erection of any permanent structure within
the deleted text begin50-footdeleted text endnew text begin 100-footnew text end rail bank corridor and requires any structure erected on the leased
property to be removed and the land restored to its original condition on 90 days' written
notice to the lessee.

(e) Proceeds from a sale or lease must be deposited in the rail bank maintenance
account described in subdivision 8.

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 222.63, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Rail bank property use; petty misdemeanors. new text end

new text begin (a) Except for the actions
of road authorities and their agents, employees, and contractors, and of utilities, in carrying
out their duties imposed by permit, law, or contract, and except as otherwise provided in
this section, it is unlawful to perform any of the following activities on rail bank property:
new text end

new text begin (1) obstruct any trail;
new text end

new text begin (2) deposit snow or ice;
new text end

new text begin (3) remove or place any earth, gravel, or rock without authorization;
new text end

new text begin (4) obstruct or remove any ditch-draining device, or drain any harmful or dangerous
materials;
new text end

new text begin (5) erect a fence, or place or maintain any advertising, sign, or memorial;
new text end

new text begin (6) remove, injure, displace, or destroy right-of-way markers or reference or witness
monuments or markers placed to preserve section or quarter-section corners defining
rail bank property limits;
new text end

new text begin (7) drive upon any portion of rail bank property, except at approved crossings, and
except where authorized for snowmobiles, emergency vehicles, maintenance vehicles, or
other vehicles authorized to use rail bank property;
new text end

new text begin (8) deface, mar, damage, or tamper with any structure, work, material, sign, marker,
paving, guardrail, drain, or any other rail bank appurtenance; or
new text end

new text begin (9) park, overhang, or abandon any unauthorized vehicle or implement of husbandry
on, across, or over the limits of rail bank property.
new text end

new text begin (b) Unless a greater penalty is provided elsewhere in statute, any violation of this
subdivision is a petty misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (c) The cost to remove, repair, or perform any other corrective action necessitated by
a violation of this subdivision may be charged to the violator.
new text end

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325F.665, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Title branding. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon transfer and application for title of all vehicles
subject to this section, the registrar of motor vehicles shall record the term "lemon law
vehicle" on the certificate of title and all subsequent certificates of title for that vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (b) For vehicles with out-of-state titles that bear the term "lemon law vehicle," or
any similar term, the registrar of motor vehicles shall record the term "lemon law vehicle"
on the first Minnesota certificate of title and all subsequent Minnesota certificates of
title issued for that vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (c) The designation of "lemon law vehicle" on a certificate of title must be made by
the registrar of motor vehicles in a clear and conspicuous manner, in a color different from
all other writing on the certificate of title.
new text end

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 357.021, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Surcharges on criminal and traffic offenders.

(a) Except as provided
in this paragraph, the court shall impose and the court administrator shall collect a $72
surcharge on every person convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor,
or petty misdemeanor offense, other than a violation of a law or ordinance relating to
vehicle parking, for which there shall be a $4 surchargenew text begin or a violation of section 169.686,
for which there shall be a $73 surcharge
new text end. In the Second Judicial District, the court shall
impose, and the court administrator shall collect, an additional $1 surcharge on every
person convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or petty misdemeanor
offense, including a violation of a law or ordinance relating to vehicle parking, if the
Ramsey County Board of Commissioners authorizes the $1 surcharge. The surcharge
shall be imposed whether or not the person is sentenced to imprisonment or the sentence
is stayed. The surcharge shall not be imposed when a person is convicted of a petty
misdemeanor for which no fine is imposed.

(b) If the court fails to impose a surcharge as required by this subdivision, the court
administrator shall show the imposition of the surcharge, collect the surcharge, and
correct the record.

(c) The court may not waive payment of the surcharge required under this
subdivision. Upon a showing of indigency or undue hardship upon the convicted person
or the convicted person's immediate family, the sentencing court may authorize payment
of the surcharge in installments.

(d) The court administrator or other entity collecting a surcharge shall forward it
to the commissioner of finance.

(e) If the convicted person is sentenced to imprisonment and has not paid the
surcharge before the term of imprisonment begins, the chief executive officer of the
correctional facility in which the convicted person is incarcerated shall collect the
surcharge from any earnings the inmate accrues from work performed in the facility
or while on conditional release. The chief executive officer shall forward the amount
collected to the commissioner of finance.

Sec. 90.

new text begin [471.984] IMPOSITION OF PENALTY FOR MINOR TRAFFIC
OFFENSE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Authority. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 169.02, the county board of any
county or the city council of any home rule charter or statutory city may adopt ordinances
to establish administrative penalties that may be imposed on a vehicle operator who:
new text end

new text begin (1) violates section 169.14, and the violation consists of a speed no more than ten
miles per hour in excess of the lawful speed limit;
new text end

new text begin (2) fails to obey a traffic control device in violation of section 169.06 or a stop line
in violation of section 169.30; or
new text end

new text begin (3) operates a vehicle that is not equipped with or does not display vehicle lighting
required by chapter 169.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Officer's authority. new text end

new text begin An officer may not be required by ordinance to issue a
citation under this section instead of a citation under state law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Right to contest penalty. new text end

new text begin An ordinance adopted under this subdivision
must allow the alleged violator to contest the administrative penalty and elect to be
charged under state law with adjudication of the charge in district court.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Penalties. new text end

new text begin (a) An ordinance may provide that penalties collected must be
transferred to the treasurer of the government unit and deposited in the city or county's
general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) An administrative penalty may not exceed the maximum state fine for the offense.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Exception. new text end

new text begin A holder of a commercial driver's license may not be issued a
citation under this section or under an ordinance adopted under this section.
new text end

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.1466, is amended to read:


473.1466 new text beginTRANSPORTATION SYSTEMnew text end PERFORMANCE deleted text beginAUDIT;
TRANSIT
deleted text end EVALUATION.

deleted text begin (a) In 1997 and every four years thereafter, the council shall provide for an
independent entity selected through a request for proposal process conducted nationwide
to do
deleted text end new text begin Prior to each major revision of the transportation policy plan, the council must carry
out
new text enda performance deleted text beginauditdeleted text end new text beginevaluation new text endof the deleted text begincommutingdeleted text end new text beginmetropolitan new text endarea's transportation
system as a whole. The performance deleted text beginauditdeleted text end new text beginevaluation new text endmust evaluate the deleted text begincommutingdeleted text end
area's ability to meet the deleted text beginregion's needsdeleted text end new text beginneed new text endfor effective and efficient transportation of
goods and peopledeleted text begin,deleted text end new text begin and new text endevaluate deleted text beginfuturedeleted text end trends and their impacts on the deleted text beginregion'sdeleted text end new text beginarea's
new text endtransportation systemdeleted text begin, and deleted text endnew text begin. The performance evaluation must include an evaluation of
the regional transit system, including a comparison with peer metropolitan regions with
regard to key operating and investment measurements. The council must update the transit
evaluation every two years. The council shall use the results of the performance evaluation
to
new text endmake recommendations for improving the systemnew text begin in each revision of the transportation
policy plan
new text end. deleted text beginThe performance audit must recommend performance-funding measures.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) In 1999 and every four years thereafter, the council must evaluate the
performance of the metropolitan transit system's operation in relationship to the regional
transit performance standards developed by the council
deleted text endnew text begin The performance evaluation must
also assess the region's success in meeting the currently adopted regional transportation
benchmarks
new text end.

new text begin The council must conduct a peer review of the performance evaluation using at least
two nationally recognized transportation and transit consultants. The council must submit
the performance evaluation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and
house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over transportation
and transit.
new text end

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.166, is amended to read:


473.166 CONTROLLED ACCESS; deleted text beginTRANSIT FIXED-GUIDEWAY;deleted text end
APPROVAL.

Before acquiring land for or constructing a controlled access highway deleted text beginor transit
fixed-guideway
deleted text end in the area, the state Transportation Department or local government
unit proposing the acquisition or construction shall submit to the council a statement
describing the proposed project. The statement must be in the form and detail required by
the council. The council shall review the statement to ascertain its consistency with its
policy plan and the development guide. No project may be undertaken unless the council
determines that it is consistent with the policy plan. This approval is in addition to the
requirements of any other statute, ordinance or rule.

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Service contracts; management; transportation accessibility advisory
committee.

(a) The council may contract for services necessary for the provision of
special transportation. Transportation service provided under a contract must specify the
service to be provided, the standards that must be met, and the rates for operating and
providing special transportation services.

(b) The council shall establish management policies for the service and may contract
with a service administrator for day-to-day administration and management of the service.
Any contract must delegate to the service administrator clear authority to administer and
manage the delivery of the service pursuant to council management policies and must
establish performance and compliance standards for the service administrator. The council
may provide directly day to day administration and management of the service and may
own or lease vehicles used to provide the service.

(c) The council shall ensure that the service administrator establishes a system for
registering and expeditiously responding to complaints by users, informing users of how
to register complaints, and requiring providers to report on incidents that impair the safety
and well-being of users or the quality of the service.

new text begin (d) new text endThe council shall deleted text beginannuallydeleted text end report deleted text beginto the commissioner of transportation and the
legislature on complaints and provider reports, the response of the service administrator,
and steps taken by the council and the service administrator to identify causes and provide
remedies to recurring problems
deleted text endnew text begin on its special transportation services as part of the program
evaluation provided for in section 473.13, subdivision 1a
new text end.

deleted text begin (d) Each year before renewing contracts with providers and the service administrator,
the council shall provide an opportunity for the transportation accessibility advisory
committee, users, and other interested persons to testify before the council concerning
providers, contract terms, and other matters relating to council policies and procedures for
implementing the service.
deleted text end

(e) new text beginThe council shall provide, on an annual basis, an opportunity for users and
other interested persons to provide testimony to the council concerning services provided
under this section.
new text end

new text begin (f) new text endThe council shall establish a Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committeenew text begin
consisting of 15 members and a chair to advise the council on management policies for
the council's special transportation service
new text end. The Transportation Accessibility Advisory
Committee must include elderly and disabled persons, other users of special transportation
service, deleted text beginrepresentatives of persons contracting to provide special transportation services,deleted text end
and representatives of appropriate agencies for elderly and disabled persons deleted text beginto advise
the council on management policies for the service
deleted text end. At least half the Transportation
Accessibility Advisory Committee members must be deleted text begindisabled or elderly persons or the
representatives of disabled or elderly
deleted text end personsnew text begin who are both ADA-certified and users of
public transit in the metropolitan area
new text end. Two of the appointments to the Transportation
Accessibility Advisory Committee shall be made by the Council on Disability in
consultation with the chair of the Metropolitan Council.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Eligibility new text begin application and verification; penalty for fraudulent
new text endcertification.

new text beginIf the council requires a person to be certified as eligible for special
transportation services, an applicant for certification must submit an application form
and the applicant's eligibility must be verified by a type of professional specified by the
council.
new text endThe council shall deleted text begininclude the notice of penalty for fraudulent certification, and
require the person certifying the applicant to sign the eligibility certification form and the
applicant to sign the application form, as provided in section 174.295.
deleted text endnew text begin:new text end

new text begin (1) require the applicant to sign the application form and certify that the application
information is accurate; and
new text end

new text begin (2) require the person verifying the applicant's eligibility to sign the eligibility
verification form and certify that the verifying information is accurate.
new text end

new text begin The penalty provided for in section 174.295, subdivision 4, applies to the
certifications by the applicant and the person verifying the applicant's eligibility. The
council must include a notice of the penalty for fraudulent certification in the application
form and the eligibility verification form.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.386, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Duties of council.

In implementing the special transportation service, the
council shall:

(a) encourage participation in the service by public, private, and private nonprofit
providers of special transportation currently receiving capital or operating assistance
from a public agency;

(b) new text beginwhen feasible and cost-efficient, new text endcontract with public, private, and private
nonprofit providers that have demonstrated their ability to effectively provide service at
a reasonable cost;

(c) encourage individuals using special transportation to use the type of service
most appropriate to their particular needs;

(d) deleted text beginensure that all persons providing special transportation service receive equitable
treatment in the allocation of the ridership;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin require special transit service providers to allow passengers to schedule trips up
to four days in advance and
new text endencourage shared rides to the greatest extent practicable;

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e) new text end encourage public agencies that provide transportation to eligible individuals
as a component of human services and educational programs to coordinate with this
service and to allow reimbursement for transportation provided through the service at rates
that reflect the public cost of providing that transportation;

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f) new text end establish criteria to be used in determining individual eligibility for special
transportation services;

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (g) new text end consult with the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee in a
timely manner before changes are made in the provision of special transportation servicesdeleted text begin,
including, but not limited to, changes in policies affecting the matters subject to hearing
under subdivision 2
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (h) new text end provide for effective administration and enforcement of council policies
and standards;

deleted text begin (j) annually evaluate providers of special transportation service to ensure compliance
with the standards established for the program;
deleted text end and

deleted text begin (k)deleted text end new text begin(i) new text endensure that, taken as a whole including contracts with public, private, and
private nonprofit providers, the geographic coverage area of the special transportation
service is continuous within the boundaries of the transit taxing district, as defined as of
March 1, 2006, in section 473.446, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment,
except that paragraph (d) is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 96.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.399, is amended to read:


473.399 new text beginTRANSIT WAYS; new text endLIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AND COMMUTER RAIL
deleted text begin PLANNINGdeleted text endnew text begin IN THE METROPOLITAN AREAnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

General requirements.

(a) new text beginThe council must identify in its
transportation policy plan those heavily traveled corridors where development of a transit
way may be feasible and cost-effective. Modes of providing service in a transit way may
include bus rapid transit, light rail transit, commuter rail, or other available systems or
technologies that improve transit service.
new text end

new text begin (b) After the completion of environmental studies and receipt of input from the
governing body of each statutory and home rule charter city, county, and town in which a
transit way is proposed to be constructed, the council must designate the locally preferred
alternative transit mode with respect to the corridor.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe council shall deleted text beginadopt a plan todeleted text end ensure thatnew text begin anynew text end light rail transit facilitiesnew text begin
that are designated as the locally preferred alternative and that are to be constructed
new text end in
the metropolitan area will be acquired, developed, owned, and capable of operation in
an efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated manner in coordination with buses and other
transportation modes and facilities. deleted text beginThe plan may be developed and adopted in phases
corresponding to phasing of construction of light rail. The council may incorporate into its
plan appropriate elements of the plans of regional railroad authorities in order to avoid
duplication of effort.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The light rail transit plan or first phase of the plan required by this section must
be adopted by the council before the commissioner of transportation may begin
deleted text end

new text begin (d)new text end Construction of light rail transit facilitiesnew text begin in a particular transit corridor may not
commence unless and until that mode is designated as the locally preferred alternative
for that corridor by the council
new text end. deleted text beginFollowing adoption of the plan, the commissioner of
transportation shall act in conformity with the plan. The commissioner shall prepare or
amend the final design plans as necessary to make the plans consistent with the light
rail transit plan.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) Throughout the development and implementation of the plan, the council shall
contract for or otherwise obtain engineering services to assure that the plan adequately
addresses the technical aspects of light rail transit.
deleted text end

Subd. 1a.

Integrated transportation system.

The commissioner of transportation
and the Metropolitan Council shall ensure that deleted text beginthedeleted text end light rail transit and commuter rail
facilities are planned, designed, and implemented: (1) to move commuters and transit
users into and out of, as well as within, the metropolitan area, and (2) to ensure that rail
transit lines will interface with each other and other transportation facilities and services
so as to provide a unified, integrated, and efficient multimodal transportation system.

Subd. 4.

Expenditure of state funds.

No state funds may be expended by the
Metropolitan Council to studynew text begin a particularnew text end light rail transit or commuter railnew text begin facilitynew text end unless
the funds are appropriated in legislation that identifiesnew text begin thenew text end route, including the origin
and destination.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 97.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3993, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Final design plan.

"Final design plan" means a light rail transit plan that
includes the items in the preliminary design plan and the preliminary engineering plan for
the facilities proposed but with greater detail and specificity needed for construction. The
final design plan must include, at a minimum:

(1) final plans for the physical design of facilities, including the right-of-way
definition; environmental impacts and mitigation measures; intermodal coordination with
bus operations and routes; and civil engineering plans for vehicles, track, stations, parking,
and access, including disability access; and

(2) final plans for civil engineering for electrification, communication, and other
similar facilities; operational rules, procedures, and strategies; capital costs; ridership;
operating costs and revenues, and sources of funds for operating subsidies; financing for
construction and operation; an implementation method; and other similar matters.

The final design plan must be stated with sufficient particularity and detail to
allow the proposer to begin the acquisition and construction of operable facilities. If a
design-build implementation method is proposed, instead of civil engineering plans the
final design plan must state detailed design criteria and performance standards for the
facilities.

deleted text begin The commissioner of transportation may usedeleted text end A design-build method of project
development and constructionnew text begin may be utilizednew text end fornew text begin construction ofnew text end light rail transit.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the deleted text begincommissioner may award adeleted text end design-build
contractnew text begin may be awardednew text end on the basis of requests for proposals or requests for qualifications
without bids. "Design-build method of project development and construction" means a
project delivery system in which a single contractor is responsible for both the design and
construction of the project and bids the design and construction together.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 98.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3994, is amended to read:


473.3994 LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; DESIGN PLANS.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Designation of responsible authority. new text end

new text begin For each proposed light rail transit
facility in the metropolitan area, the governor must designate either the Metropolitan
Council or the state of Minnesota acting through the commissioner of transportation as
the entity responsible for planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping the
facility. For the purposes of this section and section 473.3997, the term "responsible
authority" means the entity designated by the governor for a particular light rail transit
facility. Notwithstanding such designation, the commissioner and the council may
enter into one or more cooperative agreements with respect to the planning, designing,
acquiring, constructing, or equipping of a particular light rail transit facility that provide
for the parties to exercise their respective authorities in support of the project in a manner
that best serves the project and the public.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Preliminary design plans; public hearing.

Before final design plans are
prepared for a light rail transit facilitynew text begin in the metropolitan areanew text end, the deleted text begincommissioner of
transportation
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end and the regional railroad authority or authorities
in whose jurisdiction the line or lines are located must hold a public hearing on the
physical design component of the preliminary design plans. The deleted text begincommissioner of
transportation
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end and the regional railroad authority or authorities in
whose jurisdiction the line or lines are located must provide appropriate public notice of
the hearing and publicity to ensure that affected parties have an opportunity to present
their views at the hearing. The deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end shall summarize the
proceedings and testimony and maintain the record of a hearing held under this section,
including any written statements submitted.

Subd. 3.

Preliminary design plans; local approval.

At least 30 days before the
hearing under subdivision 2, the deleted text begincommissioner of transportationdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end shall
submit the physical design component of the preliminary design plans to the governing
body of each statutory and home rule charter city, county, and town in which the route
is proposed to be located. The city, county, or town shall hold a public hearing. Within
45 days after the hearing under subdivision 2, the city, county, or town shall review and
approve or disapprove the plans for the route to be located in the city, county, or town. A
local unit of government that disapproves the plans shall describe specific amendments to
the plans that, if adopted, would cause the local unit to withdraw its disapproval. Failure
to approve or disapprove the plans in writing within 45 days after the hearing is deemed
to be approval, unless an extension of time is agreed to by the city, county, or town and
the deleted text begincommissioner of transportationdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end.

Subd. 4.

Preliminary design plans; council referral.

If the governing body of
one or more cities, counties, or towns disapproves the preliminary design plans within
the period allowed under subdivision 3, the deleted text begincommissioner of transportation may refer the
plans, along with any comments of local jurisdictions, to the Metropolitan Council. The
deleted text end
council shall hold a hearing on the plans, giving the commissioner of transportation,new text begin if the
responsible authority,
new text end any disapproving local governmental units, and other persons an
opportunity to present their views on the plans. The council may conduct independent
study as it deems desirable and may mediate and attempt to resolve disagreements about
the plans. Within deleted text begin90deleted text endnew text begin 60new text end days after the deleted text beginreferraldeleted text endnew text begin hearingnew text end, the council shall review the
plans deleted text beginsubmitted by the commissioner of transportation and the councildeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end shall decide
what amendments to the plans, if any, must be made to accommodate the objections
presented by the disapproving local governmental units. deleted text beginThe commissioner shall make thedeleted text end
Amendments to the plansnew text begin as decided by the council must be madenew text end before continuing the
planning and designing process.

Subd. 5.

Final design plans.

(a) If the final design plans incorporate a substantial
change from the preliminary design plans with respect to location, length, or termini
of routes; general dimension, elevation, or alignment of routes and crossings; location
of tracks above ground, below ground, or at ground level; or station locations, before
beginning construction, the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin responsible partynew text end shall submit the changed
component ofnew text begin thenew text end final design plans to the governing body of each statutory and home
rule city, county, and town in which the changed component is proposed to be located.
Within 60 days after the submission of the plans, the city, county, or town shall review
and approve or disapprove the changed component located in the city, county, or town. A
local unit of government that disapproves the change shall describe specific amendments
to the plans that, if adopted, would cause the local unit to withdraw its disapproval.
Failure to approve or disapprove the changed plans in writing within the time period is
deemed to be approval, unless an extension is agreed to by the city, county, or town and
the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end.

(b) If the governing body of one or more cities, counties, or towns disapproves the
changed plans within the period allowed under paragraph (a), the deleted text begincommissioner may refer
the plans, along with any comments of local jurisdictions, to the Metropolitan Council.
The
deleted text end council shall review the final design plans under the same procedure and with the
same effect as provided in subdivision 4 for preliminary design plans.

Subd. 7.

Council review.

new text beginIf the commissioner is the responsible authority, new text endbefore
proceeding with construction of a light rail transit facility, the commissioner must submit
preliminary and final design plans to the Metropolitan Council. The council must review
the plans for consistency with the council's development guide and approve the plans.

Subd. 8.

Metropolitan significance.

This section does not diminish or replace the
authority of the council under section 473.173.

Subd. 9.

Light rail transit operating costs.

(a) Before submitting an application for
federal assistance for light rail transit facilities in the metropolitan area, the deleted text beginapplicant must
provide to the
deleted text end Metropolitan Council deleted text beginestimatesdeleted text endnew text begin must prepare an estimatenew text end of the amount
of operating subsidy which will be required to operate light rail transit in the corridor to
which the federal assistance would be applied. The deleted text begininformation provided to the councildeleted text endnew text begin
estimate
new text end must indicate the amount of operating subsidy estimated to be required in each
of the first ten years of operation of the light rail transit facility.new text begin If the commissioner of
transportation is the responsible authority, the commissioner must provide information
requested by the council that is necessary to make the estimate.
new text end

(b) The council must review and evaluate the deleted text begininformation provideddeleted text endnew text begin estimate
developed
new text end under paragraph (a) with regard to the effect of operating the light rail transit
facility on the currently available mechanisms for financing transit in the metropolitan area.

Subd. 10.

Corridor Management Committee.

new text beginThe responsible authority
must establish
new text enda Corridor Management Committee deleted text beginshall be establisheddeleted text end to advise the
deleted text begin commissioner of transportationdeleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end in the design and construction of
light rail transit in each corridor to be constructed. The Corridor Management Committeenew text begin
for each corridor
new text end shall consist of the following members:

(1) one member appointed by each city and county in which the corridor is located;

(2) the commissioner of transportation or a designee of the commissioner;

(3) two members appointed by the Metropolitan Council, one of whom shall be
designated as the chair of the committee;

(4) one member appointed by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, if the
designated corridor provides direct service to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport; and

(5) one member appointed by the president of the University of Minnesota, if the
designated corridor provides direct service to the university.

The Corridor Management Committee shall advise the deleted text begincommissioner of
transportation
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end on issues relating to deleted text beginthe alternatives analysis,deleted text end
environmental review, preliminary design, preliminary engineering, final design,
implementation method, and construction of light rail transitnew text begin in the corridornew text end.

Subd. 13.

Dispute resolution.

In the event of a dispute between any of the parties
arising from the parties' respective authority and responsibility under this section, the
dispute shall be submitted to the Metropolitan Council for final resolution by any party to
the dispute. The Metropolitan Council shall establish by July 1, 1993, a process to ensure
a prompt and speedy resolution of the dispute. This process shall allow the parties to
provide evidence and testimony in support of their positions.

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Transfer of facility after construction. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of
transportation is the responsible authority for a particular light rail transit facility, the
commissioner must transfer to the Metropolitan Council all facilities constructed and
all equipment and property acquired in developing the facility upon completion of
construction.
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. 99.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.3997, is amended to read:


473.3997 FEDERAL FUNDING; LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT.

(a) Upon completion of the alternatives analysis and draft environmental impact
statementnew text begin, and selection of the locally preferred alternative,new text end for deleted text beginthe central corridor
transit improvement project
deleted text endnew text begin each light rail transit facilitynew text end, the deleted text begincouncil, the commissioner
of transportation, and the affected regional rail authorities
deleted text endnew text begin responsible authoritynew text end may
prepare deleted text begina jointdeleted text endnew text begin annew text end application for federal assistance fornew text begin thenew text end light rail transit deleted text beginfacilities in the
metropolitan area
deleted text endnew text begin facilitynew text end. new text beginIf the commissioner is the responsible authority, new text endthe application
must be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Council before it is submitted by deleted text beginthe
council and
deleted text end the commissioner. In reviewing the application the council must consider the
deleted text begin information submitted to itdeleted text endnew text begin operating cost estimate developednew text end under section 473.3994,
subdivision 9
.

(b) deleted text beginUntil the application described in paragraph (a) is submitteddeleted text endnew text begin Except for the
designated responsible authority for a particular light rail transit facility
new text end, no political
subdivision in the metropolitan area may on its own apply for federal assistance for light
rail transit planning or construction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 100.

new text begin [473.3999] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION IN THE
METROPOLITAN AREA; COUNCIL AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin The Metropolitan Council may exercise the powers granted in this chapter and in
other applicable law, as necessary, to plan, design, acquire, construct, and equip light rail
transit facilities in the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 101.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.4051, is amended to read:


473.4051 LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT OPERATION.

The council shall operatenew text begin allnew text end light rail transit facilities and servicesnew text begin located in the
metropolitan area
new text end upon completion of construction of the facilities and the commencement
of revenue service using the facilities. The deleted text begincommissioner of transportation and thedeleted text end council
may not allow the commencement of revenue service until after an appropriate period of
acceptance testing to ensurenew text begin safe andnew text end satisfactory performance. In assuming the operation
of the system, the council must comply with section 473.415. The council shall coordinate
operation of the light rail transit system with bus service to avoid duplication of service
on a route served by light rail transit and to ensure the widest possible access to light rail
transit lines in both suburban and urban areas by means of a feeder bus system.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 102.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.407, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authorization.

The council may appoint peace officers, as defined
in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), and establish a law enforcement agency,
as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), known as the Metropolitan
Transit Police, to police its transit property and routes, to carry out investigations, and to
make arrests under sections 629.30 and 629.34. The jurisdiction of the law enforcement
agency is limited to offenses relating to council transit property, equipment, employees,
and passengers. new text begin The jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Transit Police shall include traffic
lanes designed for bus or transit use, freeway or expressway shoulders in the seven-county
metropolitan area used by authorized transit buses and metro mobility buses under section
169.306, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes used by transit buses. Upon request from, or
under an agreement with, any law enforcement agency and subject to the availability of
its personnel and other resources, the Metropolitan Transit Police may exercise general
law enforcement agency authority to assist any law enforcement agency in implementing
or carrying out law enforcement activities, programs, or initiatives. If the commissioner
of transportation contracts with the Metropolitan Council for operation of commuter rail
facilities under section 174.90, the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Transit Police extends
to offenses relating to the operation, property, facilities, equipment, employees, and
passengers of the commuter rail facilities located in and outside of the metropolitan area.
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. 103.

new text begin [473.915] PROCUREMENTS.
new text end

new text begin All proposed Metropolitan Council procurements over $125,000,000 must be
reviewed by the members of the Legislative Advisory Commission under section 3.30
and the ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees
or divisions responsible for overseeing the items subject to the proposed procurement.
The chair of the Metropolitan Council shall give notice to the Legislative Advisory
Commission secretary when a procurement over $125,000,000 is being considered. The
commission shall take testimony on the procurements.
new text end

Sec. 104.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.531, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purpose of sections 609.531 to 609.5318, the
following terms have the meanings given them.

(a) "Conveyance device" means a device used for transportation and includes, but
is not limited to, a motor vehicle, trailer, snowmobile, airplane, and vessel and any
equipment attached to it. The term "conveyance device" does not include property which
is, in fact, itself stolen or taken in violation of the law.

(b) "Weapon used" means a dangerous weapon as defined under section 609.02,
subdivision 6
, that the actor used or had in possession in furtherance of a crime.

(c) "Property" means property as defined in section 609.52, subdivision 1, clause (1).

(d) "Contraband" means property which is illegal to possess under Minnesota law.

(e) "Appropriate agency" means the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the
Minnesota Division of Driver and Vehicle Services, the Minnesota State Patrol, a
county sheriff's department, the Three Rivers Park District park rangers, the Department
of Natural Resources Division of Enforcement, the University of Minnesota Police
Department, the Department of Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit, or a citynew text begin,
metropolitan transit,
new text end or airport police department.

(f) "Designated offense" includes:

(1) for weapons used: any violation of this chapter, chapter 152, or chapter 624;

(2) for driver's license or identification card transactions: any violation of section
171.22; and

(3) for all other purposes: a felony violation of, or a felony-level attempt or
conspiracy to violate, section 325E.17; 325E.18; 609.185; 609.19; 609.195; 609.21;
609.221; 609.222; 609.223; 609.2231; 609.24; 609.245; 609.25; 609.255; 609.282;
609.283; 609.322; 609.342, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (f); 609.343, subdivision 1,
clauses (a) to (f); 609.344, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.345,
subdivision 1
, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.352; 609.42; 609.425; 609.466;
609.485; 609.487; 609.52; 609.525; 609.527; 609.528; 609.53; 609.54; 609.551; 609.561;
609.562; 609.563; 609.582; 609.59; 609.595; 609.631; 609.66, subdivision 1e; 609.671,
subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 8, and 12
; 609.687; 609.821; 609.825; 609.86; 609.88; 609.89;
609.893; 609.895; 617.246; 617.247; or a gross misdemeanor or felony violation of
section 609.891 or 624.7181; or any violation of section 609.324.

(g) "Controlled substance" has the meaning given in section 152.01, subdivision 4.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 105.

Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1, article 4, section 39, the effective
date, is amended to read:


EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective deleted text beginthe latter ofdeleted text end August 1, deleted text begin2006, or the
date on which the commissioner determines that building permits have been issued for the
construction of a new pulp and paper manufacturing facility at Grand Rapids
deleted text endnew text begin 2007new text end.

Sec. 106. new text beginCONGESTION REDUCTION TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation of task force. new text end

new text begin The Congestion Reduction Task Force is
established to advise and consult with the commissioner of transportation concerning
participation by the state in the federal Urban Partnership program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Task force membership; organization. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force is comprised of
the commissioner of transportation, or the commissioner's designee, and the following
members:
new text end

new text begin (1) three people appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee
on Rules and Administration of the senate, at least two of whom must reside in the
metropolitan area;
new text end

new text begin (2) three people appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, at least
two of whom must reside in the metropolitan area; and
new text end

new text begin (3) six people appointed by the governor, at least four of whom must reside in the
metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee shall
convene the first meeting of the task force. The task force shall select a chair from its
membership at the first meeting. Support staff for the task force must be provided by the
Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Council. Task force members must be
appointed no later than August 1, 2007.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties of the task force. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) consult with the commissioner in the development of a congestion reduction
program that incorporates the strategies of the Urban Partnership program; and
new text end

new text begin (2) consult with the commissioner of transportation and Metropolitan Council
concerning the implementation of the Urban Partnership program.
new text end

new text begin (b) The task force expires on August 1, 2010.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin If a metropolitan area in this state is chosen to participate in an
Urban Partnership agreement, by January 15, 2008, the commissioner of transportation
shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over transportation policies concerning the status and future of
the state's participation in the Urban Partnership program. The report must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify the metropolitan area that has been designated as an Urban Partner;
new text end

new text begin (2) present the elements of the congestion reduction strategies to be implemented
under the Urban Partnership program;
new text end

new text begin (3) identify the costs of participation and the sources of funding secured or to be
secured;
new text end

new text begin (4) describe the involvement of the Congestion Reduction Task Force; and
new text end

new text begin (5) include any draft legislation needed to implement the program.
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. 107. new text beginAIRPORT FUNDING ADVISORY TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Task force established. new text end

new text begin An advisory task force on airport funding
issues is established to study and make recommendations regarding the best methods for
funding airports in the state and the state airports fund. The task force shall study:
new text end

new text begin (1) the adequacy of current sources of revenue for the state airports fund and airports
in the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) policy considerations regarding the use of the sales tax on aircraft as a potential
source of revenue for airports;
new text end

new text begin (3) how other states fund airports;
new text end

new text begin (4) projected aviation needs of the future, including required investments in aviation
infrastructure;
new text end

new text begin (5) aircraft registration taxes; and
new text end

new text begin (6) other issues relating to the funding of airports as determined by the task force.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force is comprised of the following members:
new text end

new text begin (1) three members of the senate, including at least one member from the minority
party, appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and
Administration of the senate; and
new text end

new text begin (2) three members of the house of representatives, two appointed by the speaker of
the house and one appointed by the minority leader.
new text end

new text begin The appointing authorities must select members based on knowledge and experience in
aviation funding issues. All appointments required by this paragraph must be completed
by September 1, 2007.
new text end

new text begin (b) The chair of the task force may appoint additional nonvoting members to the task
force, including, but not limited to, representatives of the following organizations:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Department of Transportation Aeronautics Office;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association;
new text end

new text begin (3) the Experimental Aircraft Association/ACAA;
new text end

new text begin (4) the Metropolitan Airports Commission;
new text end

new text begin (5) the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association;
new text end

new text begin (6) the Minnesota Business Aviation Association;
new text end

new text begin (7) the Minnesota Council of Airports;
new text end

new text begin (8) the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association;
new text end

new text begin (9) the National Business Aviation Association; and
new text end

new text begin (10) the Minnesota Wing, Civil Air Patrol.
new text end

new text begin (c) The director of the aeronautics office in the Department of Transportation shall
convene the first meeting of the task force within two weeks after the legislative members
have been appointed to the task force. The members shall elect a chairperson from their
membership at the first meeting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By February 15, 2008, the task force shall report its
recommendations to the chairs of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over airports
and aviation issues and to the legislature as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires after the submission of the report as
required under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 108. new text beginCULKIN SAFETY REST AREA.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall reopen without delay the Culkin safety rest
area, located on marked Interstate Highway 35.
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. 109. new text beginNONCOMPLIANCE WITH REAL ID ACT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety is prohibited from taking any action to implement
or to plan for the implementation by this state of those sections of Public Law 109-13
known as the Real ID Act.
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. 110. new text beginCREDIT CARD PAYMENT STUDY.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2008, the commissioner of public safety shall submit a proposal to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate transportation committee and the
house of representatives transportation finance division that will allow the department,
deputy registrars, and driver's license agents to collect motor vehicle registration taxes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 168.013, motor vehicle certificates of title and related
document fees under Minnesota Statutes, section 168A.29, motor vehicle sales tax under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 297B.02 and 297B.025, and driver's license and Minnesota
identification card fees under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.06, by credit or debit card.
The proposal shall include options to finance the costs of credit and debit card processing
fees paid to the processing vendor, the administrative costs of the department to implement
the acceptance of credit and debit cards, including hardware and software costs of the
department, its deputies and agents, and the ongoing administrative cost increases. Those
financing options may include, but are not limited to, increasing the filing fees under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 168.33 and 171.06. To the extent feasible, the proposal shall
limit any fee increases or other additional costs paid by the registrant or transferor to those
paying by credit or debit card. As part of its proposal, the department may:
new text end

new text begin (1) elect to not allow credit or debit cards to be used on transactions exceeding
$1,000;
new text end

new text begin (2) choose to limit which credit cards or debit cards may be accepted for payment;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) choose not to allow dealers, registrants of fleet vehicles under Minnesota
Statutes, section 168.127, or motor vehicles of 26,000 pounds or greater, and other
designated registrants to pay by credit or debit card.
new text end

new text begin The department shall consult deputy registrars and driver's license agents in coming up
with its proposal.
new text end

Sec. 111. new text beginSTUDY OF TRANSPORTATION LONG-RANGE SOLUTIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study in consultation with
other state agencies and key stakeholders to evaluate the current and long-range needs of
the state's transportation system, and investigate possible strategies to meet these needs.
new text end

new text begin (b) The study must include, but is not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluation of the current needs of the state's highway systems, bridges, and
transit;
new text end

new text begin (2) analysis and quantification of the needs for the next 20 years of the state's
highway systems, bridges, and transit;
new text end

new text begin (3) comparison of estimates of revenues raised by current transportation funding
sources, with long-term needs of the state's transportation system;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of options for maintenance and improvement of the state's
transportation system with specific reference to the effects of potential increases in vehicle
fuel economy, availability of alternative modes of transportation, and extreme fuel price
volatility on future transportation revenues;
new text end

new text begin (5) analysis of alternative pricing options utilized in other states and countries,
and their potential for use, public acceptance, alleviation of congestion, and revenue
generation in this state; and
new text end

new text begin (6) identification of options for road-use pricing, other alternative financing
mechanisms with particular consideration of key environmental impacts such as air
quality, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions, and estimates of implementation
costs, user costs, and revenue.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall report the results of the study to the legislature no later
than November 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 112. new text beginSTUDY AND REPORT ON SPEED LIMITS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall report to the chairs of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over transportation and local government by January
30, 2008, on speed limits on local roads. The commissioner shall consult with local
governments and solicit input from local governments before issuing the report. The
report must include, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) whether the current statutory speed limit of 30 miles per hour in urban districts
and rural residential districts is appropriate, or if there are locations where the appropriate
speed limit is 25 miles per hour;
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new text begin (2) whether the current statutory speed limit of 55 miles per hour in rural residential
districts within a city is appropriate, or if there are locations where the appropriate speed
limit is 30 miles per hour; and
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new text begin (3) whether the current definitions of urban district, rural residential district, and
residential roadway are appropriate, or whether and how they should be changed.
new text end

Sec. 113. new text beginNORTHSTAR CORRIDOR COMMUTER RAIL STATION.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall construct a Northstar Corridor Commuter
Rail station in the city of Fridley, at the earliest feasible opportunity, when construction of
the station will not result in a loss of federal funds for the rail project.
new text end

Sec. 114. new text beginLAFAYETTE BRIDGE.
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new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall ensure that any reconstruction or
improvement of the Lafayette Bridge segment of U.S. Highway 52 is compatible with the
possibility of future implementation of transit, including light rail transit, on the bridge.
new text end

Sec. 115. new text beginHIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION IN ROCHESTER.
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new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall proceed without delay to issue to the city
of Rochester the necessary permits that allow the city to complete the construction of a
new folded diamond interchange in the Northeast and Northwest quadrants at marked
Trunk Highway 52 and 65th Street NW in the city of Rochester. The commissioner
shall review the environmental documentation prepared by the city in a timely manner
and shall issue the necessary construction permits without delay upon the issuance of a
finding of no significant impact.
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new text begin The entire cost of the 55th Street NW interchange design, right-of-way acquisition,
and construction shall be the responsibility of the state.
new text end

Sec. 116. new text beginREPORTS ON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES.
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new text begin The commissioner of transportation with respect to transportation services for
persons with disabilities outside the metropolitan area, and the Metropolitan Council with
respect to transportation for persons with disabilities within the seven-county metropolitan
area, shall each report to the chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees
with jurisdiction over transportation finance and policy no later than December 15, 2008.
new text end

new text begin Both reports shall:
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new text begin (1) identify transit needs of persons with disabilities, as defined under the Americans
with Disabilities Act;
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new text begin (2) develop a five-year phased strategy to meet identified needs to the maximum
extent feasible;
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new text begin (3) provide scenarios that include, but are not limited to, 14 hours of service per day,
advanced scheduling, and same-day service;
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new text begin (4) identify capital and operating needs for each of the five years, and ongoing needs
of a fully implemented program;
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new text begin (5) identify available funding sources; and
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new text begin (6) investigate intercounty service and reimbursement mechanisms.
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Sec. 117. new text beginAPPLICATION.
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new text begin Sections 92 to 102 and 104 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota,
Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 118. new text begin REPEALER.
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new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 221.60, subdivisions 2, 3, and 3a; 221.601;
and 221.602,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
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new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 168A.05, subdivision 5a; and 325E.0951,
subdivision 3a,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
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new text begin (c) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.796, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin is repealed effective the
day following final enactment.
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new text begin (d) new text end new text begin Laws 1999, chapter 230, section 44, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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