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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 2415

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/21/2017 02:14pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43
2.44 2.45
2.46 2.47 2.48 2.49 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11
3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33
5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8
6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21
6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4
7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9
7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7
9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20
9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26
9.27 9.28 9.29 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13
10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27
10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12
11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5
12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11
12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30
13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19
14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25
14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21
15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18
16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22
16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8
17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16
17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 18.1 18.2
18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7
19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26
19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28
20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7
21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16
21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29
21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23
22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34
23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5
23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31
25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6
25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15
25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6
26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15
26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24
26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16
27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26
27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5
28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11
28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30
29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16
29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22
29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13
30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22
31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9
32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17
33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24
33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31
34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4
35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28
38.29 38.30 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8
40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14
40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21
40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8
42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21
43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 44.1 44.2
44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28
45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23
47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9
51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11
52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21
52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24
54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5
55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21
55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18
56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23
56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28
56.29 56.30 56.31 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16
57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24
57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30
59.31 59.32 59.33 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11
62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24
62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30
63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20
63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17
64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 65.1 65.2
65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19
65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28
65.29 65.30 65.31 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13
66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27
66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9
67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14
67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31
68.32 68.33 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9
69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9
72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33
73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12
73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14
74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12
75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12
76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31
77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12
77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16
77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23
77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6
78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15
78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28
78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4
79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4
80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13
81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19
81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4
82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18
82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17
83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22
83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 84.1 84.2 84.3
84.4 84.5
84.6 84.7
84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19
84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24
84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4
85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12
86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17
86.18 86.19
86.20 86.21
86.22 86.23
86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28
87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14
87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33
88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7
88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20
88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 89.1 89.2
89.3 89.4 89.5
89.6 89.7
89.8 89.9
89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14
89.15 89.16
89.17 89.18
89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23
89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6
90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27
90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4
92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11
92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26
92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32
93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18
93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28
93.29 93.30 93.31 93.32 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10
94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25
95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 96.1 96.2
96.3 96.4
96.5 96.6
96.7 96.8
96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14
96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22
96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28
97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10
97.11 97.12
97.13 97.14
97.15 97.16
97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23
97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 98.34 98.35 99.1 99.2
99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7
99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 100.33 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33
102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16
102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24
102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 103.34 103.35 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4
104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13
104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27
104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10
105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19
105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13
106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18
106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22
106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27
106.28 106.29
107.1 107.2
107.3 107.4
107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10
107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24
107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 108.1 108.2 108.3
108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19
108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13
109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13
110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 110.33 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17
111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 112.1 112.2 112.3
112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8
112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13
112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23
113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8
114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16
114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25
114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7
115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14
115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17
116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9
117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14
118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28
118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4
119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22
119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 119.32 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31
121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11
121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19
121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31
122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11 122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10
123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24
123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9 124.10 124.11 124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16 124.17 124.18 124.19 124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26 124.27 124.28 124.29 124.30 124.31 124.32 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 125.8 125.9 125.10 125.11 125.12 125.13 125.14 125.15 125.16 125.17
125.18 125.19 125.20 125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28
125.29 125.30 125.31 125.32 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4
126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10
126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20 126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29 126.30 126.31 127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11
127.12 127.13 127.14 127.15 127.16 127.17 127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 128.1 128.2 128.3
128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15
128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24 128.25 128.26 128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32 129.33 129.34 130.1 130.2 130.3
130.4 130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 131.1 131.2 131.3
131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9 131.10 131.11
131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18 131.19 131.20 131.21 131.22 131.23 131.24 131.25 131.26 131.27 131.28 131.29 131.30 131.31 131.32 131.33 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5 132.6
132.7 132.8 132.9 132.10 132.11
132.12 132.13 132.14 132.15 132.16 132.17 132.18 132.19 132.20 132.21 132.22 132.23 132.24 132.25 132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 132.32 133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10 133.11 133.12 133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21
133.22 133.23 133.24 133.25 133.26 133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7 134.8 134.9 134.10 134.11 134.12 134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22 134.23 134.24 134.25 134.26 134.27 134.28 134.29 134.30 134.31 134.32 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6 135.7 135.8 135.9 135.10 135.11 135.12 135.13 135.14 135.15 135.16 135.17 135.18 135.19 135.20 135.21 135.22 135.23 135.24 135.25 135.26 135.27 135.28 135.29 135.30 135.31 135.32 135.33 135.34 136.1 136.2 136.3 136.4 136.5 136.6 136.7 136.8 136.9
136.10 136.11 136.12 136.13 136.14 136.15 136.16 136.17 136.18 136.19 136.20 136.21 136.22 136.23 136.24 136.25 136.26 136.27 136.28 136.29 136.30 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5
137.6 137.7 137.8 137.9 137.10 137.11 137.12 137.13 137.14 137.15 137.16 137.17 137.18 137.19 137.20 137.21 137.22 137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27 137.28 137.29 137.30 137.31 137.32 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8 138.9 138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15 138.16 138.17 138.18 138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23 138.24 138.25 138.26 138.27 138.28 138.29 138.30 138.31 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6 139.7 139.8 139.9 139.10 139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17 139.18 139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23 139.24 139.25 139.26 139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31 139.32 139.33 139.34 140.1 140.2 140.3 140.4 140.5 140.6 140.7 140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11
140.12 140.13 140.14 140.15 140.16 140.17 140.18 140.19 140.20 140.21 140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26
140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30
141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4
141.5 141.6 141.7 141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12 141.13 141.14 141.15 141.16
141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22 141.23 141.24 141.25 141.26 141.27 141.28 141.29 141.30 141.31 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13
142.14 142.15 142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20
142.21 142.22 142.23 142.24 142.25 142.26 142.27 142.28 142.29 142.30 143.1 143.2 143.3
143.4 143.5 143.6 143.7
143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14 143.15 143.16 143.17 143.18
143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23
143.24 143.25 143.26 143.27 143.28 143.29 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.6 144.7 144.8 144.9 144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19 144.20 144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24 144.25 144.26
144.27 144.28 144.29 144.30 144.31 144.32 145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10 145.11 145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16 145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21 145.22 145.23 145.24 145.25 145.26 145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 145.32 145.33 145.34 145.35 146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 146.5 146.6 146.7 146.8 146.9 146.10 146.11 146.12 146.13 146.14 146.15 146.16 146.17 146.18 146.19 146.20 146.21 146.22 146.23 146.24 146.25 146.26 146.27 146.28 146.29 146.30 146.31 146.32 146.33 147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6 147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10 147.11 147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19 147.20 147.21 147.22 147.23 147.24 147.25 147.26 147.27
147.28 147.29 147.30 147.31 147.32 148.1 148.2 148.3 148.4 148.5 148.6 148.7 148.8 148.9 148.10 148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15 148.16 148.17 148.18 148.19 148.20
148.21 148.22 148.23 148.24 148.25 148.26 148.27 148.28 148.29 148.30 148.31 148.32
149.1 149.2 149.3 149.4 149.5 149.6 149.7 149.8 149.9 149.10 149.11 149.12 149.13 149.14 149.15 149.16 149.17 149.18 149.19 149.20 149.21 149.22 149.23 149.24 149.25 149.26 149.27 149.28 149.29 149.30 149.31 149.32 149.33 149.34 150.1 150.2 150.3 150.4 150.5 150.6 150.7 150.8 150.9 150.10 150.11 150.12 150.13 150.14 150.15 150.16 150.17 150.18 150.19 150.20 150.21 150.22 150.23 150.24 150.25 150.26 150.27 150.28 150.29 150.30 150.31 150.32 150.33 150.34 150.35 151.1 151.2 151.3 151.4 151.5 151.6 151.7 151.8 151.9 151.10 151.11 151.12
151.13 151.14 151.15 151.16 151.17 151.18 151.19 151.20 151.21 151.22 151.23
151.24 151.25 151.26 151.27 151.28 151.29 151.30 151.31 151.32 152.1 152.2
152.3 152.4 152.5 152.6 152.7 152.8 152.9 152.10
152.11 152.12 152.13 152.14 152.15 152.16
152.17 152.18 152.19 152.20 152.21
152.22 152.23 152.24 152.25 152.26 152.27 152.28 152.29 152.30 152.31 153.1 153.2 153.3 153.4
153.5 153.6 153.7 153.8 153.9 153.10
153.11 153.12 153.13 153.14 153.15 153.16 153.17 153.18
153.19 153.20 153.21 153.22 153.23 153.24 153.25 153.26
153.27 153.28 153.29 153.30 153.31 154.1 154.2 154.3 154.4 154.5 154.6 154.7 154.8 154.9 154.10 154.11 154.12 154.13 154.14
154.15 154.16 154.17 154.18 154.19
154.20 154.21 154.22 154.23 154.24 154.25 154.26 154.27 154.28 154.29 154.30 154.31 154.32
155.1 155.2 155.3 155.4 155.5 155.6 155.7 155.8 155.9
155.10 155.11 155.12 155.13 155.14 155.15 155.16 155.17 155.18 155.19 155.20 155.21 155.22 155.23 155.24 155.25 155.26 155.27 155.28 155.29 155.30 155.31 156.1 156.2 156.3 156.4 156.5 156.6 156.7 156.8 156.9 156.10 156.11 156.12 156.13 156.14 156.15 156.16 156.17 156.18 156.19 156.20 156.21 156.22 156.23 156.24 156.25 156.26 156.27 156.28 156.29 156.30 156.31 156.32 156.33 157.1 157.2 157.3 157.4 157.5 157.6 157.7
157.8 157.9 157.10 157.11 157.12 157.13 157.14 157.15 157.16 157.17 157.18 157.19 157.20 157.21 157.22 157.23 157.24
157.25 157.26 157.27 157.28 157.29 157.30 157.31 158.1 158.2 158.3 158.4 158.5 158.6 158.7 158.8 158.9
158.10 158.11 158.12 158.13 158.14 158.15 158.16 158.17 158.18 158.19 158.20 158.21 158.22 158.23 158.24 158.25 158.26 158.27 158.28 158.29 158.30 158.31 158.32 158.33 158.34 159.1 159.2 159.3 159.4 159.5 159.6 159.7 159.8 159.9 159.10 159.11 159.12 159.13 159.14 159.15 159.16 159.17 159.18 159.19 159.20 159.21 159.22 159.23 159.24 159.25
159.26 159.27 159.28 159.29 159.30 159.31 159.32 159.33 159.34 159.35 160.1 160.2 160.3 160.4 160.5 160.6 160.7 160.8 160.9 160.10 160.11
160.12 160.13 160.14 160.15 160.16 160.17 160.18 160.19 160.20 160.21 160.22 160.23 160.24 160.25 160.26 160.27 160.28 160.29 160.30 160.31 160.32 160.33
161.1 161.2 161.3 161.4 161.5 161.6 161.7 161.8 161.9
161.10 161.11 161.12 161.13 161.14 161.15 161.16
161.17 161.18 161.19 161.20
161.21 161.22 161.23 161.24 161.25 161.26 161.27 161.28 161.29 161.30 161.31 161.32 162.1 162.2 162.3 162.4 162.5 162.6 162.7 162.8 162.9 162.10
162.11 162.12 162.13 162.14 162.15 162.16 162.17 162.18 162.19 162.20 162.21 162.22 162.23 162.24 162.25 162.26 162.27 162.28 162.29 162.30 162.31 162.32 162.33 162.34 163.1 163.2 163.3 163.4
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A bill for an act
relating to local and state government; abolishing the Metropolitan Council;
transferring duties to the commissioners of administration and natural resources;
transferring transportation and transit-related functions to Department of
Transportation; making conforming amendments to public safety radio
communication laws, fiscal disparity laws; providing for payment of bonds and
other debt obligations; repealing metropolitan land use planning provisions; ending
Metropolitan Council oversight of Metropolitan Airports Commission; transferring
Metropolitan Council powers and authority to Metropolitan Parks and Open Space
Commission; creating metropolitan area sanitary sewer district; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 3.886, subdivision 4; 4A.02;
6.80, subdivision 3; 10.60, subdivision 1; 10A.01, subdivisions 24, 31, 32, 35;
13.201; 13.685; 13.72, subdivision 9; 15.0597, subdivision 1; 15.0599, subdivision
1; 15A.0815, subdivision 3; 15B.11, subdivision 3; 16A.88, subdivision 2; 16C.073,
subdivision 1; 16C.285, subdivision 1; 43A.346, subdivisions 1, 2; 47.52; 65B.43,
subdivision 20; 85.016; 85.017; 85.53, subdivision 3; 103B.155; 103B.231,
subdivisions 3a, 7, 9, 11; 103B.235, subdivision 3; 103B.255, subdivisions 8, 9,
12; 103D.401; 103D.405, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6; 103G.293; 114C.25; 114D.30,
subdivision 4; 115.741, subdivision 2; 115A.151; 115A.471; 115A.52; 116.16,
subdivision 2; 116.182, subdivision 1; 116D.04, subdivision 1a; 116G.03,
subdivision 5; 116G.15, subdivisions 2, 5; 116J.401, subdivision 2; 116M.15,
subdivision 1; 117.57, subdivision 3; 118A.07, subdivision 1; 124D.892,
subdivision 1; 134.201, subdivision 5; 145A.02, subdivision 16; 160.165,
subdivision 1; 160.265, subdivision 1; 160.93, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a; 162.09,
subdivision 4; 169.306; 169.781, subdivision 1; 169.791, subdivision 5; 169.792,
subdivision 11; 174.03, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6a; 174.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 174.247;
174.285, subdivision 4; 174.30, subdivision 4; 174.37, subdivision 2; 174.90;
174.93, subdivisions 1, 2; 216C.145, subdivision 1; 216C.15, subdivision 1;
216H.02, subdivision 2; 221.012, subdivision 38; 221.022; 221.031, subdivision
3a; 240.06, subdivision 2; 270.12, subdivision 3; 275.065, subdivision 3; 275.066;
275.62, subdivision 3; 275.70, subdivision 4; 297A.70, subdivisions 2, 3; 297A.992,
subdivisions 4, 5; 352.01, subdivisions 2a, 2b; 352.03, subdivision 1; 352.04,
subdivision 6; 352D.02, subdivision 1; 353.64, subdivision 7a; 363A.44, subdivision
1; 373.40, subdivision 1; 383A.81, subdivision 3; 383B.81, subdivision 3; 398A.04,
subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 9; 403.30, subdivision 1; 403.31, subdivisions 4, 5; 403.36,
subdivision 1; 414.02, subdivision 3; 414.031, subdivision 4; 462A.04, subdivision
1; 462A.07, subdivision 11; 462A.222, subdivision 4; 462C.04, subdivision 2;
462C.071, subdivision 2; 465.82, subdivision 1; 469.174, subdivision 26; 469.351,
subdivision 2; 471.425, subdivision 1; 471.9997; 473.121, subdivisions 2, 14, 24;
473.142; 473.1425; 473.143; 473.144; 473.145; 473.146, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by
adding subdivisions; 473.1466; 473.147; 473.149, subdivision 3; 473.166; 473.167,
subdivisions 2, 2a; 473.168, subdivision 2; 473.192, subdivisions 2, 3; 473.223;
473.301, subdivision 2; 473.303; 473.313; 473.315, subdivision 1; 473.325;
473.334, subdivision 1; 473.341; 473.351, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 473.375; 473.384;
473.385; 473.386; 473.387, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 473.3875; 473.39, subdivisions
1, as amended, 2, 2a, 5; 473.391; 473.3925; 473.399; 473.3994; 473.3995;
473.3997; 473.405; 473.4051, subdivision 1; 473.4056, subdivision 1; 473.4057,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8; 473.407, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5; 473.408; 473.409;
473.41, subdivision 1; 473.411, subdivision 5; 473.415, subdivision 1; 473.416;
473.42; 473.436, subdivisions 2, 3, 6; 473.446, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 8, by adding
a subdivision; 473.448; 473.449; 473.602; 473.604, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision; 473.608, subdivision 19; 473.611, subdivision 5; 473.638; 473.64;
473.655; 473.661, subdivision 4; 473.667, subdivision 8; 473.8011; 473.910,
subdivision 3; 473F.02, subdivisions 7, 8; 473F.08, subdivisions 3, 5, 7a; 473F.13,
subdivision 1; 473H.04, subdivision 3; 473H.06, subdivisions 1, 5; 473H.08,
subdivision 4; 473J.25, by adding a subdivision; 477A.011, subdivisions 3, 38;
477A.0124, subdivision 2; 572A.02, subdivision 5; 604B.04, subdivision 7;
609.2231, subdivision 11; 609.594, subdivision 1; 609.6055, subdivision 1;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 115; 473; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 3.8841; 103B.235, subdivision 3a; 115.66;
115A.03, subdivision 19; 174.22, subdivision 3; 238.43, subdivision 5; 297A.992,
subdivision 12; 403.27; 403.29, subdivision 4; 403.32; 462.382; 462C.071,
subdivision 4; 473.121, subdivisions 3, 8, 12; 473.123, subdivisions 1, 2a, 3, 3a,
3e, 4, 8; 473.125; 473.127; 473.129; 473.1293; 473.132; 473.1565; 473.165;
473.167, subdivisions 3, 4; 473.175; 473.181, subdivisions 2, 5; 473.191; 473.206;
473.208; 473.24; 473.242; 473.245; 473.246; 473.249, subdivisions 1, 2; 473.25;
473.251; 473.253; 473.254; 473.255; 473.3875; 473.388, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 7; 473.39, subdivision 4; 473.3993, subdivision 4; 473.3999; 473.411,
subdivisions 3, 4; 473.4461; 473.501, subdivisions 1, 3; 473.504, subdivisions 4,
5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12; 473.505; 473.511, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 473.5111; 473.512;
473.513; 473.515; 473.5155; 473.516, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 473.517, subdivisions
1, 3, 6, 10; 473.519; 473.521; 473.523, subdivisions 1, 1a; 473.524; 473.541;
473.542; 473.543, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 473.545; 473.547; 473.549; 473.621,
subdivision 6; 473.834, subdivisions 1, 2; 473.851; 473.852, subdivisions 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; 473.853; 473.854; 473.856; 473.857; 473.858; 473.859; 473.86;
473.861; 473.862; 473.864; 473.865; 473.866; 473.867, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6;
473.869; 473.87; 473.871; 473.915; 473F.02, subdivision 21; 473F.08, subdivision
3b; 473H.02, subdivisions 7, 8; 473J.25, subdivision 5; Minnesota Rules, parts
5800.0010; 5800.0020; 5800.0030; 5800.0040; 5800.0050; 5800.0060; 5800.0070;
5800.0080; 5800.0090; 5800.0100; 5800.0110; 5800.0120; 5800.0130; 5800.0140;
5800.0150.

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

ARTICLE 1

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL ABOLISHED

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.886, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Powers and duties.

(a) The Legislative Water Commission shall review water
policy reports and recommendations of the Environmental Quality Board, the Board of
Water and Soil Resources, the Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Natural
Resources, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end and other water-related reports as may be required
by law or the legislature.

(b) The commission may conduct public hearings and otherwise secure data and
comments.

(c) The commission shall make recommendations as it deems proper to assist the
legislature in formulating legislation.

(d) Data or information compiled by the Legislative Water Commission or its
subcommittees shall be made available to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources, the Clean Water Council, and standing and interim committees of the legislature
on request of the chair of the respective commission, council, or committee.

(e) The commission shall coordinate with the Clean Water Council.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 4A.02, is amended to read:


4A.02 STATE DEMOGRAPHER.

(a) The commissioner shall appoint a state demographer. The demographer must be
professionally competent in demography and must possess demonstrated ability based upon
past performance.

(b) The demographer shall:

(1) continuously gather and develop demographic data relevant to the state;

(2) design and test methods of research and data collection;

(3) periodically prepare population projections for the state and designated regions and
periodically prepare projections for each county or other political subdivision of the state
as necessary to carry out the purposes of this section;

(4) review, comment on, and prepare analysis of population estimates and projections
made by state agencies, political subdivisions, other states, federal agencies, or
nongovernmental persons, institutions, or commissions;

(5) serve as the state liaison with the United States Bureau of the Census, coordinate
state and federal demographic activities to the fullest extent possible, and aid the legislature
in preparing a census data plan and form for each decennial census;

(6) compile an annual study of population estimates on the basis of county, regional, or
other political or geographical subdivisions as necessary to carry out the purposes of this
section and section 4A.03;

(7) by January 1 of each year, issue a report to the legislature containing an analysis of
the demographic implications of the annual population study and population projections;

(8) prepare maps for all counties in the state, all municipalities with a population of
10,000 or more, and other municipalities as needed for census purposes, according to scale
and detail recommended by the United States Bureau of the Census, with the maps of cities
showing precinct boundaries;

(9) prepare an estimate of population and of the number of households for each
governmental subdivision deleted text beginfor which the Metropolitan Council does not prepare an annual
estimate,
deleted text end and convey the estimates to the governing body of each political subdivision by
June 1 of each year;

(10) direct, under section 414.01, subdivision 14, and certify population and household
estimates of annexed or detached areas of municipalities or towns after being notified of
the order or letter of approval by the chief administrative law judge of the State Office of
Administrative Hearings;

(11) prepare, for any purpose for which a population estimate is required by law or
needed to implement a law, a population estimate of a municipality or town whose population
is affected by action under section 379.02 or 414.01, subdivision 14; and

(12) prepare an estimate of average household size for each statutory or home rule charter
city with a population of 2,500 or more by June 1 of each year.

(c) A governing body may challenge an estimate made under paragraph (b) by filing
their specific objections in writing with the state demographer by June 24. If the challenge
does not result in an acceptable estimate, the governing body may have a special census
conducted by the United States Bureau of the Census. The political subdivision must notify
the state demographer by July 1 of its intent to have the special census conducted. The
political subdivision must bear all costs of the special census. Results of the special census
must be received by the state demographer by the next April 15 to be used in that year's
June 1 estimate to the political subdivision under paragraph (b).

(d) The state demographer shall certify the estimates of population and household size
to the commissioner of revenue by July 15 each year, including any estimates still under
objection.

(e) The state demographer may contract for the development of data and research required
under this chapter, including, but not limited to, population estimates and projections, the
preparation of maps, and other estimates.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 6.80, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Review process.

(a) Upon receipt of an application from a local government
unit, the state auditor shall review the application. The state auditor shall dismiss an
application if the application proposes a waiver of rules or exemption from enforcement of
laws that would result in due process violations, violations of federal law or the state or
federal constitution, or the loss of services to people who are entitled to them.

(b) The state auditor shall determine whether a law from which an exemption for
enforcement is sought is a procedural law, specifying how a local government unit is to
achieve an outcome, rather than a substantive law prescribing the outcome or otherwise
establishing policy. For the purposes of this section, "procedural law" does not include a
statutory notice requirement. In making the determination, the state auditor shall consider
whether the law specifies such requirements as:

(1) who must deliver a service;

(2) where the service must be delivered;

(3) to whom and in what form reports regarding the service must be made; and

(4) how long or how often the service must be made available to a given recipient.

(c) If the application requests a waiver of a rule or temporary, limited exemptions from
enforcement of a procedural law over which deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council ordeleted text end a metropolitan
agency has jurisdiction, the state auditor shall also transmit a copy of the application to the
deleted text begin council ordeleted text end applicable metropolitan agencydeleted text begin, whichever has jurisdiction, deleted text endfor review and
comment. The deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency shall report its comments to the board within 60 days of
the date the application was transmitted to the deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency. The deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency
may point out any resources or technical assistance it may be able to provide a local
government unit submitting a request under this section.

(d) Within 15 days after receipt of the application, the state auditor shall transmit a copy
of it to the commissioner of each agency having jurisdiction over a rule or law from which
a waiver or exemption is sought. The agency may mail a notice that it has received an
application for a waiver or exemption to all persons who have registered with the agency
under section 14.14, subdivision 1a, identifying the rule or law from which a waiver or
exemption is requested. If no agency has jurisdiction over the rule or law, the state auditor
shall transmit a copy of the application to the attorney general. The agency shall inform the
state auditor of its agreement with or objection to and grounds for objection to the waiver
or exemption request within 60 days of the date when the application was transmitted to it.
An agency's failure to do so is considered agreement to the waiver or exemption. The state
auditor shall decide whether to grant a waiver or exemption at the end of the 60-day response
period. Interested persons may submit written comments to the state auditor on the waiver
or exemption request up to the end of the 60-day response period.

(e) If the exclusive representative of the affected employees of the requesting local
government unit objects to the waiver or exemption request it may inform the state auditor
of the objection to and the grounds for the objection to the waiver or exemption request
within 60 days of the receipt of the application.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 10.60, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section:

(1) "political subdivision" means a county, statutory or home rule charter city, town,
school district, or other municipal corporation, deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end and a
metropolitan or regional agency;

(2) "publication" means a document printed with public money by an elected or appointed
official of a state agency or political subdivision that is intended to be distributed publicly
outside of the state agency or political subdivision;

(3) "state agency" means an entity in the executive, judicial, or legislative branch of
state government; and

(4) "Web site" means a site maintained on the World Wide Web that is available for
unrestricted public access and that is maintained with public money by an elected or
appointed official of a state agency or political subdivision.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 10A.01, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Metropolitan governmental unit.

"Metropolitan governmental unit" means
any of the seven counties in the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision
2
, a regional railroad authority established by one or more of those counties under section
398A.03, a city with a population of over 50,000 located in the seven-county metropolitan
area, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end or a metropolitan agency as defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 5a
.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 10A.01, subdivision 31, is amended to read:


Subd. 31.

Political subdivision.

"Political subdivision" means deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end
a metropolitan agency as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 5a, or a municipality as
defined in section 471.345, subdivision 1.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 10A.01, subdivision 32, is amended to read:


Subd. 32.

Population.

"Population" means the population established by the most recent
federal census, by a special census taken by the United States Bureau of the Censusdeleted text begin, deleted text enddeleted text beginby an
estimate made by the Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end or by an estimate made by the state demographer
under section 4A.02, whichever has the latest stated date of count or estimate.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 10A.01, subdivision 35, is amended to read:


Subd. 35.

Public official.

"Public official" means any:

(1) member of the legislature;

(2) individual employed by the legislature as secretary of the senate, legislative auditor,
chief clerk of the house of representatives, revisor of statutes, or researcher, legislative
analyst, fiscal analyst, or attorney in the Office of Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal
Analysis, House Research, or the House Fiscal Analysis Department;

(3) constitutional officer in the executive branch and the officer's chief administrative
deputy;

(4) solicitor general or deputy, assistant, or special assistant attorney general;

(5) commissioner, deputy commissioner, or assistant commissioner of any state
department or agency as listed in section 15.01 or 15.06, or the state chief information
officer;

(6) member, chief administrative officer, or deputy chief administrative officer of a state
board or commission that has either the power to adopt, amend, or repeal rules under chapter
14, or the power to adjudicate contested cases or appeals under chapter 14;

(7) individual employed in the executive branch who is authorized to adopt, amend, or
repeal rules under chapter 14 or adjudicate contested cases under chapter 14;

(8) executive director of the State Board of Investment;

(9) deputy of any official listed in clauses (7) and (8);

(10) judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals;

(11) administrative law judge or compensation judge in the State Office of Administrative
Hearings or unemployment law judge in the Department of Employment and Economic
Development;

deleted text begin (12) member, regional administrator, division director, general counsel, or operations
manager of the Metropolitan Council;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endmember or chief administrator of a metropolitan agency;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text enddirector of the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement in the
Department of Public Safety;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endmember or executive director of the Higher Education Facilities Authority;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin(15) new text endmember of the board of directors or president of Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin(16) new text endmember of the board of directors or executive director of the Minnesota State
High School League;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin(17) new text endmember of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority established in section 473.755;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text end new text begin(18) new text endcitizen member of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text end new text begin(19) new text endmanager of a watershed district, or member of a watershed management
organization as defined under section 103B.205, subdivision 13;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin(20) new text endsupervisor of a soil and water conservation district;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text end new text begin(21) new text enddirector of Explore Minnesota Tourism;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text end new text begin(22) new text endcitizen member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council established in
section 97A.056;

deleted text begin (24)deleted text end new text begin(23) new text endcitizen member of the Clean Water Council established in section 114D.30;

deleted text begin (25)deleted text end new text begin(24) new text endmember or chief executive of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
established in section 473J.07;

deleted text begin (26)deleted text end new text begin(25) new text enddistrict court judge, appeals court judge, or Supreme Court justice;

deleted text begin (27)deleted text end new text begin(26) new text endcounty commissioner;

deleted text begin (28)deleted text end new text begin(27) new text endmember of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; or

deleted text begin (29)deleted text end new text begin(28) new text endmember of the Destination Medical Center Corporation established in section
469.41.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.201, is amended to read:


13.201 RIDESHARE DATA.

The following data on participants, collected by the Minnesota Department of
Transportation deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end to administer rideshare programs, are classified
as private under section 13.02, subdivision 12: residential address and telephone number;
beginning and ending work hours; current mode of commuting to and from work; and type
of rideshare service information requested.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.685, is amended to read:


13.685 MUNICIPAL UTILITY CUSTOMER DATA.

Data on customers of municipal electric utilities are private data on individuals or
nonpublic data, but may be released to:

(1) a law enforcement agency that requests access to the data in connection with an
investigation;

(2) a school for purposes of compiling pupil census data;

deleted text begin (3) the Metropolitan Council for use in studies or analyses required by law;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(3) new text enda public child support authority for purposes of establishing or enforcing child
support; or

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text enda person where use of the data directly advances the general welfare, health, or
safety of the public; the commissioner of administration may issue advisory opinions
construing this clause pursuant to section 13.072.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.72, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Rideshare data.

The following data on participants, collected by the Minnesota
Department of Transportation deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end to administer rideshare programs,
are classified as private under section 13.02, subdivision 12: residential address and telephone
number; beginning and ending work hours; current mode of commuting to and from work;
and type of rideshare service information requested.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.0597, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

As used in this section, the following terms shall have the
meanings given them.

(a) "Agency" means (1) a state board, commission, council, committee, authority, task
force, including an advisory task force created under section 15.014 or 15.0593, a group
created by executive order of the governor, or other similar multimember agency created
by law and having statewide jurisdiction; and (2) deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end new text begina new text endmetropolitan
agency, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, and any agency with a regional
jurisdiction created in this state pursuant to an interstate compact.

(b) "Vacancy" or "vacant agency position" means (1) a vacancy in an existing agency,
or (2) a new, unfilled agency position. Vacancy includes a position that is to be filled through
appointment of a nonlegislator by a legislator or group of legislators; vacancy does not mean
(1) a vacant position on an agency composed exclusively of persons employed by a political
subdivision or another agency, or (2) a vacancy to be filled by a person required to have a
specific title or position.

(c) "Secretary" means the secretary of state.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.0599, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

For purposes of this section, "agency" means:

(1) a state board, commission, council, committee, authority, task force, including an
advisory task force established under section 15.014 or 15.0593, other multimember agency,
however designated, established by statute or order and having statewide jurisdiction;

(2) deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council established by section 473.123,deleted text end a metropolitan agency as
defined in section 473.121, subdivision 5a, or a multimember body, however designated,
appointed by deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council ordeleted text end a metropolitan agency if the membership includes
at least one person who is not a member of the deleted text begincouncil or thedeleted text end agency;

(3) a multimember body whose members are appointed by the legislature if the body
has at least one nonlegislative member; and

(4) any other multimember body established by law with at least one appointed member,
without regard to the appointing authority.

"Secretary" means the secretary of state.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15A.0815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Group II salary limits.

The salary for a position listed in this subdivision shall
not exceed 120 percent of the salary of the governor. This limit must be adjusted annually
on January 1. The new limit must equal the limit for the prior year increased by the percentage
increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers from October of the
second prior year to October of the immediately prior year. The commissioner of management
and budget must publish the limit on the department's Web site. This subdivision applies
to the following positions:

Executive director of Gambling Control Board;

Commissioner, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board;

Commissioner, Bureau of Mediation Services;

Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities;

deleted text begin Chair, Metropolitan Council;
deleted text end

School trust lands director;

Executive director of pari-mutuel racing; and

Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15B.11, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Data classification and use.

(a) The advisory committee's comments and
criticism under subdivision 1 are public data under section 13.03, subdivision 1.

(b) To advise the board on all architectural and planning matters, the advisory committee
must be kept current about, and have access to, all data relating to the Capitol Area as the
data is developed or being prepared. Some examples of these types of data are plans, studies,
reports, and proposals.

(c) The obligation under paragraph (b) extends to data developed or being prepared by
(1) the commissioner of administration; (2) the commissioner of employment and economic
development; (3) deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council; (4)deleted text end the city of St. Paul; or deleted text begin(5)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endone who is
an architect, planner, agency, or organization and who is engaged in any work or planning
relating to the Capitol Area.

(d) Paragraph (c), clause deleted text begin(5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end, applies to all the developers or preparers whether they
are public or private and whether or not they are retained by the board.

(e) If the data described in paragraph (b) is from a public employee or public agency it
must be filed with the board promptly after it is prepared.

(f) The board may employ a reasonable amount of clerical and technical help to assist
the committee to do its duties.

(g) When directed by the board, the advisory committee may serve as, or any of its
members may serve on, the jury for a competition or as the architectural advisor for a
competition under section 15B.10.

(h) The board must get the advice of its advisory committee before selecting the
architectural advisor or jurors for a competition.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.88, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Metropolitan area transit account.

The metropolitan area transit account is
established within the transit assistance fund in the state treasury. All money in the account
is annually appropriated to the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endfor
the funding of transit systems within the metropolitan area under sections 473.384, 473.386,
473.387
, 473.388, and 473.405 to 473.449.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16C.073, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.

(a) "Copier paper" means paper purchased for use in copying machines.

(b) "Office paper" means notepads, loose-leaf fillers, tablets, and other paper commonly
used in offices.

(c) "Postconsumer material" means a finished material that would normally be discarded
as a solid waste, having completed its life cycle as a consumer item.

(d) "Practicable" means capable of being used, consistent with performance, in accordance
with applicable specifications, and availability within a reasonable time.

(e) "Printing paper" means paper designed for printing, other than newsprint, such as
offset and publication paper.

(f) "Public entity" means the state, an office, agency, or institution of the state, deleted text beginthe
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end a metropolitan agency, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District,
the legislature, the courts, a county, a statutory or home rule charter city, a town, a school
district, another special taxing district, or any contractor acting pursuant to a contract with
a public entity.

(g) "Soy-based ink" means printing ink made from soy oil.

(h) "Uncoated" means not coated with plastic, clay, or other material used to create a
glossy finish.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16C.285, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.

(b) "Construction contract" means a contract or subcontract of any tier for work on a
project.

(c) "Contractor" means a prime contractor or subcontractor or motor carrier, and does
not include a design professional or a material supplier. A "design professional" is a business
or natural person retained to perform services on the project for which licensure is required
by section 326.02. A "material supplier" is a business or natural person that supplies
materials, equipment, or supplies to a subcontractor or contractor on a project, including
performing delivery or unloading services in connection with the supply of materials,
equipment, or supplies; provided, however, that a material supplier does not include a natural
person or business that delivers mineral aggregate such as sand, gravel, or stone that is
incorporated into the work under the contract by depositing the material substantially in
place, directly or through spreaders, from the transporting vehicle.

(d) "Contracting authority" means a state agency, the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, the University of Minnesota, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end the Metropolitan
Airports Commission, or a municipality that enters into a construction contract or authorizes
or directs entering into a construction contract.

(e) "Motor carrier" means a business or natural person providing for-hire transportation
of materials, equipment, or supplies for a project.

(f) "Municipality" means a county, town, home rule charter or statutory city, school
district, housing and redevelopment authority, port authority, economic development
authority, sports facilities authority, joint powers board or organization created under section
471.59 or other statute, special district, instrumentality, drainage authority, watershed district,
destination medical center corporation, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision
of the state authorized by law to enter into contracts.

(g) "Prime contractor" means a vendor that submits a bid or proposal or otherwise
responds to a solicitation document of a contracting authority for work on a project or is
awarded a construction contract by a contracting authority for work on a project. A prime
contractor includes a construction manager for purposes of this section.

(h) "Principal" means an owner holding at least a 25 percent ownership interest in a
business.

(i) "Project" means building, erection, construction, alteration, remodeling, demolition,
or repair of buildings, real property, highways, roads, bridges, or other construction work
performed pursuant to a construction contract.

(j) "Related entity" means:

(1) a firm, partnership, corporation, joint venture, or other legal entity substantially under
the control of a contractor or vendor;

(2) a predecessor corporation or other legal entity having one or more of the same
principals as the contractor or vendor;

(3) a subsidiary of a contractor or vendor;

(4) one or more principals of a contractor or vendor; and

(5) a person, firm, partnership, corporation, joint venture, or other legal entity that
substantially controls a contractor or vendor.

(k) "Solicitation document" means an invitation to bid, bid specifications, request for
proposals, request for qualifications, or other solicitation of contractors for purposes of a
construction contract.

(l) "Subcontractor" means a vendor that seeks to enter into a subcontract or enters into
a subcontract for work on a project.

(m) "Vendor" means a business, including a construction contractor or a natural person,
and includes both if the natural person is engaged in a business.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 43A.346, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "terminated state employee"
means a person who occupied a civil service position in the executive or legislative branch
of state government, the Minnesota State Retirement System, the Public Employees
Retirement Association, the Office of the Legislative Auditor, or a person who was employed
by the new text beginformer new text endMetropolitan Council.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 43A.346, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

(a) This section applies to a terminated state employee who:

(1) for at least the five years immediately preceding separation under clause (2), was
regularly scheduled to work 1,044 or more hours per year in a position covered by a pension
plan administered by the Minnesota State Retirement System or the Public Employees
Retirement Association;

(2) terminated state or new text beginformer new text endMetropolitan Council employment;

(3) at the time of termination under clause (2), met the age and service requirements
necessary to receive an unreduced retirement annuity from the plan and satisfied requirements
for the commencement of the retirement annuity or, for a terminated employee under the
unclassified employees retirement plan, met the age and service requirements necessary to
receive an unreduced retirement annuity from the plan and satisfied requirements for the
commencement of the retirement annuity or elected a lump-sum payment; and

(4) agrees to accept a postretirement option position with the same or a different
appointing authority, working a reduced schedule that is both (i) a reduction of at least 25
percent from the employee's number of previously regularly scheduled work hours; and (ii)
1,044 hours or less in state or new text beginformer new text endMetropolitan Council service.

(b) For purposes of this section, an unreduced retirement annuity includes a retirement
annuity computed under a provision of law which permits retirement, without application
of an earlier retirement reduction factor, whenever age plus years of allowable service total
at least 90.

(c) For purposes of this section, as it applies to state employees who are members of the
Public Employees Retirement Association who are at least age 62, the length of separation
requirement and termination of service requirement prohibiting return to work agreements
under section 353.01, subdivisions 11a and 28, are not applicable.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 47.52, is amended to read:


47.52 AUTHORIZATION.

(a) With the prior approval of the commissioner, any bank doing business in this state
may establish and maintain detached facilities provided the facilities are located within: (1)
the municipality in which the principal office of the applicant bank is located; or (2) 5,000
feet of its principal office measured in a straight line from the closest points of the closest
structures involved; or (3) a municipality in which no bank is located at the time of
application; or (4) a municipality having a population of more than 10,000; or (5) a
municipality having a population of 10,000 or less, as determined by the commissioner
from the latest available data from the state demographer, deleted text beginor for municipalities located in
the seven-county metropolitan area from the Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end and all the banks having
a principal office in the municipality have consented in writing to the establishment of the
facility.

(b) A detached facility shall not be closer than 50 feet to a detached facility operated by
any other bank and shall not be closer than 100 feet to the principal office of any other bank,
the measurement to be made in the same manner as provided above. This paragraph shall
not be applicable if the proximity to the facility or the bank is waived in writing by the other
bank and filed with the application to establish a detached facility.

(c) A bank is allowed, in addition to other facilities, part-time deposit-taking locations
at elementary and secondary schools located within the municipality in which the main
banking house or a detached facility is located if they are established in connection with
student education programs approved by the school administration and consistent with safe,
sound banking practices.

(d) In addition to other facilities, a bank may operate part-time locations at nursing
homes and senior citizen housing facilities located within the municipality in which the
main banking house or a detached facility is located, or within the seven-county metropolitan
area if the bank's main banking facility or a detached facility is located within the
seven-county metropolitan area, if they are operated in a manner consistent with safe, sound
banking practices.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 65B.43, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Political subdivision.

"Political subdivision" means any statutory or home
rule charter city; county; town; school district; or deleted text beginmetropolitan council,deleted text end board deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin, new text endcommissionnew text begin,
or metropolitan agency
new text end operating under chapter 473.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 85.016, is amended to read:


85.016 BICYCLE TRAIL PROGRAM.

The commissioner of natural resources shall establish a program for the development
of bicycle trails utilizing the state trails authorized by section 85.015, other state parks and
recreation land, and state forests. "Bicycle trail," as used in this section, has the meaning
given in section 169.011. The program shall be coordinated with the local park trail grant
program established by the commissioner pursuant to section 85.019, with the bikeway
program established by the commissioner of transportation pursuant to section 160.265,
and with existing and proposed local bikeways. deleted text beginIn the metropolitan area as defined in section
473.121, the program shall be developed in accordance with plans and priorities established
by the Metropolitan Council.
deleted text end The commissioner shall provide technical assistance to local
units of government in planning and developing bicycle trails in local parks. The bicycle
trail program shall, as a minimum, describe the location, design, construction, maintenance,
and land acquisition needs of each component trail and shall give due consideration to the
model standards for the establishment of recreational vehicle lanes promulgated by the
commissioner of transportation pursuant to section 160.262. The program shall be developed
after consultation with the state trail council and regional and local units of government and
bicyclist organizations.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 85.017, is amended to read:


85.017 TRAIL REGISTRY.

The commissioner of natural resources shall compile and maintain a current registry of
cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding and snowmobiling trails in the state and shall
publish and distribute the information in the manner prescribed in section 86A.11. The
deleted text begin Metropolitan Council, thedeleted text end commissioner of employment and economic development, the
Minnesota Historical Society, and local units of government shall cooperate with and assist
the commissioner in preparing the registry.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 85.53, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Metropolitan area distribution formula.

Money appropriated from the parks
and trails fund to the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of natural resources for
metropolitan area parks and trails
new text endshall be distributed to implementing agencies, as defined
in section 473.351, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), as grants according to the following formula:

(1) 45 percent of the money must be disbursed according to the allocation formula in
section 473.351, subdivision 3, to each implementing agency;

(2) 31.5 percent of the money must be distributed based on each implementing agency's
relative share of the most recent estimate of the population of the metropolitan area;

(3) 13.5 percent of the money must be distributed based on each implementing agency's
relative share of nonlocal visits based on the most recent user visitation survey conducted
by the Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text endnew text begin Parks and Open Space Commissionnew text end; and

(4) ten percent of the money must be distributed as grants to implementing agencies for
land acquisition within Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginParks and Open Space Commission new text endapproved
regional parks and trails master plan boundaries under the deleted text begincouncil's deleted text endnew text begincommissioner's new text endpark
acquisition opportunity grant program. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council deleted text endnew text begincommission new text endmust provide
a match of $2 of the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text end new text begincommission's new text endpark bonds for every $3 of state funds for the
park acquisition opportunity grant program.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.155, is amended to read:


103B.155 STATE WATER AND RELATED LAND RESOURCE PLAN.

The commissioner of natural resources, in cooperation with other state and federal
agencies, regional development commissions, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end local governmental
units, and citizens, shall prepare a statewide framework and assessment water and related
land resources plan for presentation to the legislature by November 15, 1975, for its review
and approval or disapproval. This plan must relate each of the programs of the Department
of Natural Resources for specific aspects of water management to the others. The statewide
plan must include:

(1) regulation of improvements and land development by abutting landowners of the
beds, banks, and shores of lakes, streams, watercourses, and marshes by permit or otherwise
to preserve them for beneficial use;

(2) regulation of construction of improvements on and prevention of encroachments in
the floodplains of the rivers, streams, lakes, and marshes of the state;

(3) reclamation or filling of wet and overflowed lands;

(4) repair, improvement, relocation, modification or consolidation in whole or in part
of previously established public drainage systems within the state;

(5) preservation of wetland areas;

(6) management of game and fish resources as related to water resources;

(7) control of water weeds;

(8) control or alleviation of damages by flood waters;

(9) alteration of stream channels for conveyance of surface waters, navigation, and any
other public purposes;

(10) diversion or changing of watercourses in whole or in part;

(11) regulation of the flow of streams and conservation of their waters;

(12) regulation of lake water levels;

(13) maintenance of water supply for municipal, domestic, industrial, recreational,
agricultural, aesthetic, wildlife, fishery, or other public use;

(14) sanitation and public health and regulation of uses of streams, ditches, or
watercourses to dispose of waste and maintain water quality;

(15) preventive or remedial measures to control or alleviate land and soil erosion and
siltation of affected watercourses or bodies of water;

(16) regulation of uses of water surfaces; and

(17) identification of high priority regions for wetland preservation, enhancement,
restoration, and establishment.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.231, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Priority schedule.

(a) The Board of Water and Soil Resources in consultation
with the state review agencies deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end may develop a priority schedule
for the revision of plans required under this chapter.

(b) The prioritization should be based on but not be limited to status of current plan,
scheduled revision dates, anticipated growth and development, existing and potential
problems, and regional water quality goals and priorities.

(c) The schedule will be used by the Board of Water and Soil Resources in consultation
with the state review agencies deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end to direct watershed management
organizations of when they will be required to revise their plans.

(d) In the event that a plan expires prior to notification from the Board of Water and
Soil Resources under this section, the existing plan, authorities, and official controls of a
watershed management organization shall remain in full force and effect until a revision is
approved.

(e) Watershed management organizations submitting plans and draft plan amendments
for review prior to the board's priority review schedule, may proceed to adopt and implement
the plan revisions without formal board approval if the board fails to adjust its priority
review schedule for plan review, and commence its statutory review process within 45 days
of submittal of the plan revision or amendment.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.231, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Review of draft plan.

(a) Upon completion of the plan but before final adoption
by the organization, the organization must submit the draft plan for a 60-day review and
comment period to all counties, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end the state review agencies, the
Board of Water and Soil Resources, soil and water conservation districts, towns, and statutory
and home rule charter cities having territory within the watershed. A local government unit
that expects that substantial amendment of its local comprehensive plan will be necessary
to bring local water management into conformance with the watershed plan must describe
as specifically as possible, within its comments, the amendments to the local plan that it
expects will be necessary. If the county has a groundwater plan, the county must review
and comment on the consistency of the watershed plan with the county groundwater plan.
Differences among local governmental agencies regarding the plan must be mediated.
deleted text begin Notwithstanding sections 103D.401, 103D.405, and 473.165, the council shall review the
plan in the same manner and with the same authority and effect as provided for the council's
review of the comprehensive plans of local government units under section 473.175. The
council shall comment on the apparent conformity with metropolitan system plans of any
anticipated amendments to local comprehensive plans. The council shall advise the Board
of Water and Soil Resources on whether the plan conforms with the management objectives
and target pollution loads stated in the council's water resources plan and shall recommend
changes in the plan that would satisfy the council's plan.
deleted text end

(b) The watershed management organization must respond in writing to any concerns
expressed by the review agencies at least ten days before the public hearing.

(c) The watershed management organization must hold a public hearing on the draft
plan no sooner than 14 days after the 60-day review period of the draft plan. The board or
boards of the affected counties shall approve or disapprove projects in the capital
improvement program which may require the provision of county funds pursuant to section
103B.251 or 103D.901, subdivision 2. Each county has up until the date of the public hearing
on the draft plan to complete its review of the capital improvement program. If the county
fails to complete its review within the prescribed period, unless an extension is agreed to
by the organization the program shall be deemed approved. If the watershed extends into
more than one county and one or more counties disapprove of all or part of a capital
improvement program while the other county or counties approve, the program shall be
submitted to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for review pursuant to subdivision 9.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.231, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Approval by board.

After completion of the review under subdivision 7, the
draft plan, any amendments thereto, all written comments received on the draft plan, a record
of the public hearing, and a summary of changes incorporated as a result of the review
process shall be submitted to deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end the state review agenciesdeleted text begin,deleted text end and the
Board of Water and Soil Resources for final review. The board shall review the plan for
conformance with the requirements of sections 103B.205 to 103B.255, and chapter 103D.
The board shall not prescribe a plan, but may disapprove all or parts of a plan which it
determines is not in conformance with the requirements of sections 103B.205 to 103B.255,
and chapter 103D. If the capital improvement program is the subject of a dispute between
counties, the Board of Water and Soil Resources shall make a final decision on the issue.
The decision shall be binding on the organization and the counties involved. The board shall
complete its review under this section within 90 days.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.231, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Amendments.

To the extent and in the manner required by the adopted plan,
all amendments to the adopted plan shall be submitted to the towns, cities, county, deleted text beginthe
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end the state review agencies, and the Board of Water and Soil Resources
for review in accordance with the provisions of subdivisions 7 and 9. Amendments necessary
to revise the plan to be consistent with the county groundwater plan, as required by
subdivision 4, must be submitted for review in accordance with subdivisions 7 and 9. Minor
amendments to a plan shall be reviewed in accordance with standards prescribed in the
watershed management plan.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.235, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Review.

After consideration but before adoption by the governing body, each
local unit shall submit its water management plan to the watershed management organization
for review for consistency with the watershed plan adopted pursuant to section 103B.231.
If the county or counties having territory within the local unit have a state-approved and
locally adopted groundwater plan, the local unit shall submit its plan to the county or counties
for review. The county or counties have 45 days to review and comment on the plan. The
organization shall approve or disapprove the local plan or parts of the plan. The organization
shall have 60 days to complete its reviewdeleted text begin; provided, however, that the watershed management
organization shall, as part of its review, take into account the comments submitted to it by
the Metropolitan Council pursuant to subdivision 3a
deleted text end. If the organization fails to complete
its review within the prescribed period, the local plan shall be deemed approved unless an
extension is agreed to by the local unit.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.255, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Review of the draft plan.

(a) Upon completion of the groundwater plan but
before final adoption by the county, the county shall submit the draft plan for a 60-day
review and comment period to adjoining counties, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council, deleted text endthe state review
agencies, the Board of Water and Soil Resources, each soil and water conservation district,
town, statutory and home rule charter city, and watershed management organization having
territory within the county. The county also shall submit the plan to any other county or
watershed management organization or district in the affected groundwater system that
could affect or be affected by implementation of the plan. Any political subdivision or
watershed management organization that expects that substantial amendment of its plans
would be necessary in order to bring them into conformance with the county groundwater
plan shall describe as specifically as possible, within its comments, the amendments that it
expects would be necessary and the cost of amendment and implementation. Reviewing
entities have 60 days to review and comment. Differences among local governmental
agencies regarding the plan must be mediated. deleted text beginNotwithstanding sections 103D.401,
103D.405, and 473.165, the council shall review the plan in the same manner and with the
same authority and effect as provided in section 473.175 for review of the comprehensive
plans of local government units. The council shall comment on the apparent conformity
with metropolitan system plans of any anticipated amendments to watershed plans and local
comprehensive plans. The council shall advise the Board of Water and Soil Resources on
whether the plan conforms with the management objectives stated in the council's water
resources plan and shall recommend changes in the plan that would satisfy the council's
plan.
deleted text end

(b) The county must respond in writing to any concerns expressed by the reviewing
agencies within 30 days of receipt thereof.

(c) The county shall hold a public hearing on the draft plan no sooner than 30 days and
no later than 45 days after the 60-day review period of the draft plan.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.255, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Review by deleted text beginMetropolitan Council anddeleted text end state agencies.

After completion of
the review under subdivision 8, the draft plan, any amendments thereto, all written comments
received on the plan, a record of the public hearing, and a summary of changes incorporated
as part of the review process must be submitted to deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council, deleted text endthe state review
agenciesdeleted text begin,deleted text end and the Board of Water and Soil Resources for final review. The state review
agencies shall review and comment on the consistency of the plan with state laws and rules
relating to water and related land resources. The state review agencies shall forward their
comments to the board within 45 days after they receive the final review draft of the plan.
A state review agency may request and receive up to a 30-day extension of this review
period from the board.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103B.255, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Amendments.

To the extent and in the manner required by the adopted plan,
all amendments to the adopted plan must be submitted to the towns, cities, counties, deleted text beginthe
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end the state review agencies, and the Board of Water and Soil Resources
for review in accordance with the provisions of subdivisions 8 to 10.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103D.401, is amended to read:


103D.401 WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN.

Subdivision 1.

Contents.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The managers must adopt a watershed management plan
for any or all of the purposes for which a watershed district may be established. The
watershed management plan must give a narrative description of existing water and
water-related problems within the watershed district, possible solutions to the problems,
and the general objectives of the watershed district. The watershed management plan must
also conform closely with watershed management plan guidelines as adopted and amended
from time to time by the Board of Water and Soil Resources.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end The watershed management plan may include a separate section on proposed projects.
deleted text begin If the watershed district is within the metropolitan area, the separate section of proposed
projects or petitions for projects to be undertaken according to the watershed management
plan is a comprehensive plan of the watershed district for purposes of review by the
Metropolitan Council under section 473.165.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Review.

The managers must send a copy of the proposed watershed management
plan to the county auditor of each county affected by the watershed district, the board, the
commissioner, the director, the governing body of each municipality affected by the
watershed district, and soil and water conservation districts affected by the watershed district.
deleted text begin For a watershed district within the metropolitan area, a copy of the proposed watershed
management plan must also be submitted to the Metropolitan Council.
deleted text end

Subd. 3.

Director's deleted text beginand Metropolitan Council'sdeleted text end recommendations.

After receiving
the watershed management plan, the director deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Council deleted text endmust review
and make recommendations on the watershed management plan. By 60 days after receiving
the plan, the director deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end must send deleted text begintheir deleted text endrecommendations on
the watershed management plan to the board and a copy to the managers of the watershed
district, the county auditor of each county affected by the watershed district, the governing
bodies of all municipalities affected by the watershed district, and soil and water conservation
districts affected by the watershed district. The board may extend the period for review and
transmittal of the recommendations.

Subd. 4.

Hearing notice.

(a) The board must give notice and hold a watershed
management plan hearing on the proposed watershed management plan by 45 days after
receiving the director's deleted text beginand Metropolitan Council'sdeleted text end recommendations.

(b) The board must give notice of the watershed management plan hearing by publication
in a legal newspaper that is published in counties affected by the watershed district. The
last publication must occur at least ten days before the watershed management plan hearing.

(c) The board must give notice of the watershed management plan hearing by mail to
the auditors of counties and to the chief executive officials of municipalities affected by the
watershed district.

(d) The notice must include:

(1) a statement that a copy of the proposed watershed management plan has been filed
with the board, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end where applicable, the auditors of counties affected
by the proposed watershed district, the commissioner, the director, the governing body of
each municipality affected by the watershed district, and the soil and water conservation
districts affected by the watershed district;

(2) a general description of the purpose of the watershed district;

(3) a general description of the property included in the watershed district;

(4) a general description of the proposed watershed management plan;

(5) the date, time, and location of the hearing; and

(6) a statement that all persons affected or interested in the watershed district may attend
and give statements at the watershed management plan hearing.

Subd. 5.

Board approval.

After the watershed management plan hearing, the board
must, by order, prescribe and approve a watershed management plan for the watershed
district. The board must send a copy of the order and approved watershed management plan
to the managers, the county board of each county affected by the watershed district, the
commissioner, the director, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council, where applicable,deleted text end the governing body
of each municipality affected by the watershed district, and soil and water conservation
districts affected by the watershed district. The watershed management plan approved by
the board is the watershed management plan for the watershed district.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103D.405, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Review.

The managers must send a copy of the revised watershed management
plan to the board, the county board and county auditor of each county affected by the
watershed district, the director, the governing body of each municipality affected by the
watershed district, new text beginand new text endsoil and water conservation districts affected by the watershed districtdeleted text begin,
and the Metropolitan Council, if the watershed district is within the metropolitan area
deleted text end.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103D.405, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Director's deleted text beginand Metropolitan Council'sdeleted text end recommendations.

The director deleted text beginand
the Metropolitan Council, if applicable,
deleted text end must review and make recommendations on the
revised watershed management plan. By 60 days after receiving the revised watershed
management plan unless the time is extended by the board, the director deleted text beginand the councildeleted text end must
send the recommendations on the revised watershed management plan to the board, and a
copy of the recommendations to the managers, the county auditor of each county affected
by the watershed district, the governing body of each municipality affected by the watershed
district, and soil and water conservation districts affected by the watershed district.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103D.405, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Notice.

(a) The board must give notice and hold a revised watershed management
plan hearing on the proposed revised watershed management plan by 45 days after receiving
the director's deleted text beginand Metropolitan Council'sdeleted text end recommendation.

(b) The board must give notice of the revised watershed management plan hearing by
publication in a legal newspaper published in counties affected by the watershed district.
The last publication must occur at least ten days before the revised watershed management
plan hearing.

(c) The board must give notice of the revised watershed management plan hearing by
mail to the auditors of counties and to the chief executive officials of municipalities affected
by the watershed district.

(d) The notice must include:

(1) a statement that a copy of the proposed revised watershed management plan has been
filed with the board, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council, where applicable,deleted text end the auditors of counties
affected by the proposed watershed district, the commissioner, the director, the governing
body of each municipality affected by the watershed district, and the soil and water
conservation districts affected by the watershed district;

(2) a general description of the purpose of the watershed district;

(3) a general description of the property included in the watershed district;

(4) a general description of the proposed revised watershed management plan;

(5) the date, time, and location of the hearing; and

(6) a statement that all persons affected or interested in the watershed district may attend
and give statements at the revised watershed management plan hearing.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103D.405, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Board order.

After the revised watershed management plan hearing, the board
must prescribe a revised watershed management plan for the watershed district. The board
must send a copy of the order and approved revised watershed management plan to the
managers, the county board of each county affected by the watershed district, the
commissioner, the director, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council, where applicable,deleted text end and soil and water
conservation districts affected by the watershed district. The revised watershed management
plan approved by the board is the revised watershed management plan for the watershed
district.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 103G.293, is amended to read:


103G.293 STATEWIDE DROUGHT PLAN.

The commissioner shall establish a plan to respond to drought-related emergencies and
to prepare a statewide framework for drought response. deleted text beginThe plan must consider metropolitan
water supply plans of the Metropolitan Council prepared under section 473.1565.
deleted text end The plan
must provide a framework for implementing drought response actions in a staged approach
related to decreasing levels of flows. Permits issued under section 103G.271 must provide
conditions on water appropriation consistent with the drought response plan established by
this section.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 114C.25, is amended to read:


114C.25 GREEN STAR AWARD.

A regulated entity may display at a facility a "green star" award designed by the
commissioner if:

(1) the regulated entity qualifies for participation in the environmental improvement
program under section 114C.22;

(2) the scope of the regulated entity's audit examines the facility's compliance with
applicable environmental requirements;

(3) the regulated entity certifies that all violations that were identified in the audit of the
facility were corrected within 90 days or within the time specified in an approved
performance schedule or certifies that no violations were identified in the audit; and

(4) at least two years have elapsed since the final resolution of an enforcement action
involving the regulated entity.

After consulting with each other, however, the commissioner or the county may issue
an award if the enforcement action resulted from minor violations. deleted text beginIf the regulated entity
is located in a metropolitan county, the commissioner and the county must also consult with
the Metropolitan Council before issuing a green star award.
deleted text end

The award may be displayed for a period of two years from the time that the
commissioner determines that the requirements of this section have been met. A facility
submitting findings from its environmental management system is not eligible to receive
an award unless the findings are part of an audit which examines the facility's compliance
with applicable environmental requirements.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 114D.30, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Terms; compensation; removal.

The terms of members representing the state
agencies deleted text beginand the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end are four years and are coterminous with the governor.
The terms of other nonlegislative members of the council shall be as provided in section
15.059, subdivision 2. Members may serve until their successors are appointed and qualify.
Compensation and removal of nonlegislative council members is as provided in section
15.059, subdivisions 3 and 4. Compensation of legislative members is as determined by the
appointing authority. The Pollution Control Agency may reimburse legislative members
for expenses. A vacancy on the council may be filled by the appointing authority provided
in subdivision 1 for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116M.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

The Minnesota Emerging Entrepreneur Board is created
and consists of the commissioner of employment and economic development, the
commissioner of human rights, deleted text beginthe chair of the Metropolitan Council,deleted text end and 12 members from
the general public appointed by the governor. Nine of the public members must be
representatives from minority business enterprises. No more than six of the public members
may be of one gender. At least one member must be a representative from a veteran-owned
business, and at least one member must be a representative from a business owned by a
person with disabilities. Appointments must ensure balanced geographic representation. At
least half of the public members must have experience working to address racial income
disparities. All public members must be experienced in business or economic development.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 118A.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority provided.

As used in this section, "governmental entity"
means a city with a population in excess of 200,000deleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginor new text enda county that contains a city of that
sizedeleted text begin, or the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end. If a governmental entity meets the requirements of
subdivisions 2 and 3, it may exercise additional investment authority under subdivisions 4,
5, and 6.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.892, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

(a) An Office of Desegregation/Integration is established
in the Department of Education to coordinate and support activities related to student
enrollment, student and staff recruitment and retention, transportation, and interdistrict
cooperation among school districts.

(b) At the request of a school district involved in cooperative desegregation/integration
efforts, the office shall perform any of the following activities:

(1) assist districts with interdistrict student transfers, including student recruitment,
counseling, placement, and transportation;

(2) coordinate and disseminate information about schools and programs;

(3) assist districts with new magnet schools and programs;

(4) assist districts in providing staff development and in-service training; and

(5) coordinate and administer staff exchanges.

(c) The office shall collect data on the efficacy of districts' desegregation/integration
efforts and make recommendations based on the data. deleted text beginThe office shall periodically consult
with the Metropolitan Council to coordinate metropolitan school desegregation/integration
efforts with the housing, social, economic, and infrastructure needs of the metropolitan area.
deleted text end
The office shall develop a process for resolving students' disputes and grievances about
student transfers under a desegregation/integration plan.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 134.201, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

General levy authority.

The board may levy for operation of public library
service. This levy shall replace levies for operation of public library service by cities and
counties authorized in section 134.07. The amount levied shall be spread on the net tax
capacity of all taxable property in the district at a uniform tax rate.

(a) The maximum amount that may be levied by a board under this section is the greater
of:

(1) the statewide average local support per capita for public library services for the most
recent reporting period available, as certified by the commissioner of education, multiplied
by the population of the district according to the most recent estimate of the state
demographer deleted text beginor the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end; or

(2) the total amount provided by participating counties and cities under section 134.34,
subdivision 4
, during the year preceding the first year of operation.

(b) For its first year of operation, the board shall levy an amount not less than the total
dollar amount provided by participating cities and counties during the preceding year under
section 134.34, subdivision 4.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 145A.02, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Population.

"Population" means the total number of residents of the state or
any city or county as established by the last federal census, by a special census taken by the
United States Bureau of the Census, new text beginor new text endby the state demographer under section 4A.02, deleted text beginor
by an estimate of city population prepared by the Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end whichever is the
most recent as to the stated date of count or estimate.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.265, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

State bikeways.

The commissioner of transportation shall establish a
program for the development of bikeways primarily on existing road rights-of-way. The
program shall include a system of bikeways to be established, developed, maintained, and
operated by the commissioner of transportation and a system of state grants for the
development of local bikeways primarily on existing road rights-of-way. The program shall
be coordinated with the local park trail grant program pursuant to section 85.019, with the
bicycle trail program established by the commissioner of natural resources pursuant to
section 85.016, with the development of the statewide transportation plan pursuant to section
174.03, and with existing and proposed local bikeways. deleted text beginIn the metropolitan area as defined
in section 473.121, the program shall be developed in accordance with plans and priorities
established by the Metropolitan Council.
deleted text end The program shall be developed after consultation
with the State Trail Council, local units of government, and bicyclist organizations. The
program shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of sections 160.262 to
160.264 and standards promulgated pursuant thereto. The commissioner shall compile and
maintain a current registry of bikeways in the state and shall publish and distribute the
information contained in the registry in a form and manner suitable to assist persons wishing
to use the bikeways. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council, thedeleted text end commissioner of natural resources, the
commissioner of employment and economic development, the Minnesota Historical Society,
and local units of government shall cooperate with and assist the commissioner of
transportation in preparing the registry. The commissioner shall have all powers necessary
and convenient to establish the program pursuant to this section including but not limited
to the authority to adopt rules pursuant to chapter 14.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.93, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Legislative report.

(a) By January 15, 2012, and by November 15 in every
odd-numbered year thereafter, the commissioner shall preparedeleted text begin, in collaboration with the
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end and submit a report electronically to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and
finance concerning the status of guideway projects (1) currently in study, planning,
development, or construction; (2) identified in the transportation policy plan under section
473.146; or (3) identified in the comprehensive statewide freight and passenger rail plan
under section 174.03, subdivision 1b.

(b) At a minimum, the report must include, for each guideway project:

(1) a brief description of the project, including projected ridership;

(2) a summary of the overall status and current phase of the project;

(3) a timeline that includes (i) project phases or milestones; (ii) expected and known
dates of commencement of each phase or milestone; and (iii) expected and known dates of
completion of each phase or milestone;

(4) a brief progress update on specific project phases or milestones completed since the
last previous submission of a report under this subdivision; and

(5) a summary financial plan that identifies, as reflected by the data and level of detail
available in the latest phase of project development and to the extent available:

(i) capital expenditures, including expenditures to date and total projected expenditures,
with a breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds for the project;

(ii) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures reflecting the level of
detail available in the current phase of the project development, with a breakdown by
committed and proposed sources of funds for the project; and

(iii) if feasible, project expenditures by budget activity.

(c) The report must also include a systemwide capacity analysis for investment in
guideway expansion and maintenance that:

(1) provides a funding projection, annually over the ensuing ten years, and with a
breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds, of:

(i) total capital expenditures for guideways;

(ii) total operations and maintenance expenditures for guideways;

(iii) total funding available for guideways, including from projected or estimated farebox
recovery; and

(iv) total funding available for transit service in the metropolitan area; and

(2) evaluates the availability of funds and distribution of sources of funds for guideway
investments.

(d) The projection under paragraph (c), clause (1), must be for all guideway lines for
which state funds are reasonably expected to be expended in planning, development,
construction, or revenue operation during the ensuing ten years.

(e) Local units of government shall provide assistance and information in a timely manner
as requested by the commissioner deleted text beginor councildeleted text end for completion of the report.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216C.145, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.

(b) "Community energy efficiency and renewable energy projects" means solar thermal
water heating, solar electric or photovoltaic equipment, small wind energy conversion
systems of less than 250 kW, anaerobic digester gas systems, microhydro systems up to
100 kW, heating and cooling applications using solar thermal or ground source technology,
and cost-effective energy efficiency projects installed in industrial, commercial, or public
buildings, or health care facilities.

(c) "Health care facilities" means a hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56,
or a nursing home licensed under chapter 144A.

(d) "Industrial customer" means a business that is classified under the North American
Industrial Classification System under codes 21, 31 to 33, 48, 49, or 562.

(e) "Small business" means a business that employs 50 or fewer employees.

(f) "Unit of local government" means any home rule charter or statutory city, county,
commission, district, authority, or other political subdivision or instrumentality of this state,
including a sanitary district, park district, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end a port authority, an
economic development authority, or a housing and redevelopment authority.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216C.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Priorities and requirements.

The commissioner shall maintain an
emergency conservation and allocation plan. The plan shall provide a variety of strategies
and staged conservation measures to reduce energy use and, in the event of an energy supply
emergency, shall establish guidelines and criteria for allocation of fuels to priority users.
The plan shall contain alternative conservation actions and allocation plans to reasonably
meet various foreseeable shortage circumstances and allow a choice of appropriate responses.
The plan shall be consistent with requirements of federal emergency energy conservation
and allocation laws and regulations, shall be based on reasonable energy savings or transfers
from scarce energy resources and shall:

(1) give priority to individuals, institutions, agriculture, businesses, and public transit
under contract with the commissioner of transportation deleted text beginor the Metropolitan Council deleted text endwhich
demonstrate they have engaged in energy-saving measures and shall include provisions to
insure that:

(i) immediate allocations to individuals, institutions, agriculture, businesses, and public
transit be based on needs at energy conservation levels;

(ii) successive allocations to individuals, institutions, agriculture, businesses, and public
transit be based on needs after implementation of required action to increase energy
conservation; and

(iii) needs of individuals, institutions, and public transit are adjusted to insure the health
and welfare of the young, old and infirm;

(2) insure maintenance of reasonable job safety conditions and avoid environmental
sacrifices;

(3) establish programs, controls, standards, priorities or quotas for the allocation,
conservation, and consumption of energy resources; and for the suspension and modification
of existing standards and the establishment of new standards affecting or affected by the
use of energy resources, including those related to the type and composition of energy
sources, and to the hours and days during which public buildings, commercial and industrial
establishments, and other energy-consuming facilities may or are required to remain open;

(4) establish programs to control the use, sale or distribution of commodities, materials,
goods or services;

(5) establish regional programs and agreements for the purpose of coordinating the
energy resources, programs and actions of the state with those of the federal government,
of local governments, and of other states and localities;

(6) determine at what level of an energy supply emergency situation the Pollution Control
Agency shall be requested to ask the governor to petition the president for a temporary
emergency suspension of air quality standards as required by the Clean Air Act, United
States Code, title 42, section 7410f; and

(7) establish procedures for fair and equitable review of complaints and requests for
special exemptions regarding emergency conservation measures or allocations.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216H.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Climate change action plan.

By February 1, 2008, the commissioner of
commerce, in consultation with the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency, the
Housing Finance Agency, and the Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture,
Employment and Economic Development, and Transportation, deleted text beginand the chair of the
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end shall submit to the legislature a climate change action plan that meets
the requirements of this section.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 240.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Hearings.

Before granting a class A license the commission shall conduct one
or more public hearings in the area where the racetrack is or will be located. The commission
shall also request comments on the application from the city council or town board of the
city or town where the track is or will be located, or from the county board if it is to be
located outside a city or town and from the appropriate regional development commission
deleted text begin or the Metropolitan Council, as the case may bedeleted text end.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 270.12, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Jurisdictions in two or more counties.

When a taxing jurisdiction lies in two
or more counties, if the sales ratio studies prepared by the Department of Revenue show
that the average levels of assessment in the several portions of the taxing jurisdictions in
the different counties differ by more than five percent, the board may order the apportionment
of the levy. When the sales ratio studies prepared by the Department of Revenue show that
the average levels of assessment in the several portions of the taxing jurisdictions in the
different counties differ by more than ten percent, the board shall order the apportionment
of the levy unless (a) the proportion of total adjusted tax capacity in one of the counties is
less than ten percent of the total adjusted tax capacity in the taxing jurisdiction and the
average level of assessment in that portion of the taxing jurisdiction is the level which differs
by more than five percent from the assessment level in any one of the other portions of the
taxing jurisdiction; (b) significant changes have been made in the level of assessment in the
taxing jurisdiction which have not been reflected in the sales ratio study, and those changes
alter the assessment levels in the portions of the taxing jurisdiction so that the assessment
level now differs by five percent or less; or (c) commercial, industrial, mineral, or public
utility property predominates in one county within the taxing jurisdiction and another class
of property predominates in another county within that same taxing jurisdiction. If one or
more of these factors are present, the board may order the apportionment of the levy.

Notwithstanding any other provision, the levy for the Metropolitan Mosquito Control
District, deleted text beginMetropolitan Council,deleted text end metropolitan transit district, and metropolitan transit area
must be apportioned without regard to the percentage difference.

If, pursuant to this subdivision, the board apportions the levy, then that levy
apportionment among the portions in the different counties shall be made in the same
proportion as the adjusted tax capacity as determined by the commissioner in each portion
is to the total adjusted tax capacity of the taxing jurisdiction.

For the purposes of this section, the average level of assessment in a taxing jurisdiction
or portion thereof shall be the aggregate assessment sales ratio. Tax capacities as determined
by the commissioner shall be the tax capacities as determined for the year preceding the
year in which the levy to be apportioned is levied.

Actions pursuant to this subdivision shall be commenced subsequent to the annual
meeting on April 15 of the State Board of Equalization, but notice of the action shall be
given to the affected jurisdiction and the appropriate county auditors by the following June
30.

Apportionment of a levy pursuant to this subdivision shall be considered as a remedy
to be taken after equalization pursuant to subdivision 2, and when equalization within the
jurisdiction would disturb equalization within other jurisdictions of which the several portions
of the jurisdiction in question are a part.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.065, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Notice of proposed property taxes.

(a) The county auditor shall prepare and
the county treasurer shall deliver after November 10 and on or before November 24 each
year, by first class mail to each taxpayer at the address listed on the county's current year's
assessment roll, a notice of proposed property taxes. Upon written request by the taxpayer,
the treasurer may send the notice in electronic form or by electronic mail instead of on paper
or by ordinary mail.

(b) The commissioner of revenue shall prescribe the form of the notice.

(c) The notice must inform taxpayers that it contains the amount of property taxes each
taxing authority proposes to collect for taxes payable the following year. In the case of a
town, or in the case of the state general tax, the final tax amount will be its proposed tax.
The notice must clearly state for each city that has a population over 500, county, school
district, regional library authority established under section 134.201, and metropolitan taxing
districts as defined in paragraph (i), the time and place of a meeting for each taxing authority
in which the budget and levy will be discussed and public input allowed, prior to the final
budget and levy determination. The taxing authorities must provide the county auditor with
the information to be included in the notice on or before the time it certifies its proposed
levy under subdivision 1. The public must be allowed to speak at that meeting, which must
occur after November 24 and must not be held before 6:00 p.m. It must provide a telephone
number for the taxing authority that taxpayers may call if they have questions related to the
notice and an address where comments will be received by mail, except that no notice
required under this section shall be interpreted as requiring the printing of a personal
telephone number or address as the contact information for a taxing authority. If a taxing
authority does not maintain public offices where telephone calls can be received by the
authority, the authority may inform the county of the lack of a public telephone number and
the county shall not list a telephone number for that taxing authority.

(d) The notice must state for each parcel:

(1) the market value of the property as determined under section 273.11, and used for
computing property taxes payable in the following year and for taxes payable in the current
year as each appears in the records of the county assessor on November 1 of the current
year; and, in the case of residential property, whether the property is classified as homestead
or nonhomestead. The notice must clearly inform taxpayers of the years to which the market
values apply and that the values are final values;

(2) the items listed below, shown separately by county, city or town, and state general
tax, agricultural homestead credit under section 273.1384, voter approved school levy, other
local school levy, and the sum of the special taxing districts, and as a total of all taxing
authorities:

(i) the actual tax for taxes payable in the current year; and

(ii) the proposed tax amount.

If the county levy under clause (2) includes an amount for a lake improvement district
as defined under sections 103B.501 to 103B.581, the amount attributable for that purpose
must be separately stated from the remaining county levy amount.

In the case of a town or the state general tax, the final tax shall also be its proposed tax
unless the town changes its levy at a special town meeting under section 365.52. If a school
district has certified under section 126C.17, subdivision 9, that a referendum will be held
in the school district at the November general election, the county auditor must note next
to the school district's proposed amount that a referendum is pending and that, if approved
by the voters, the tax amount may be higher than shown on the notice. In the case of the
city of Minneapolis, the levy for Minneapolis Park and Recreation shall be listed separately
from the remaining amount of the city's levy. In the case of the city of St. Paul, the levy for
the St. Paul Library Agency must be listed separately from the remaining amount of the
city's levy. In the case of Ramsey County, any amount levied under section 134.07 may be
listed separately from the remaining amount of the county's levy. In the case of a parcel
where tax increment or the fiscal disparities areawide tax under chapter 276A or 473F
applies, the proposed tax levy on the captured value or the proposed tax levy on the tax
capacity subject to the areawide tax must each be stated separately and not included in the
sum of the special taxing districts; and

(3) the increase or decrease between the total taxes payable in the current year and the
total proposed taxes, expressed as a percentage.

For purposes of this section, the amount of the tax on homesteads qualifying under the
senior citizens' property tax deferral program under chapter 290B is the total amount of
property tax before subtraction of the deferred property tax amount.

(e) The notice must clearly state that the proposed or final taxes do not include the
following:

(1) special assessments;

(2) levies approved by the voters after the date the proposed taxes are certified, including
bond referenda and school district levy referenda;

(3) a levy limit increase approved by the voters by the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in November of the levy year as provided under section 275.73;

(4) amounts necessary to pay cleanup or other costs due to a natural disaster occurring
after the date the proposed taxes are certified;

(5) amounts necessary to pay tort judgments against the taxing authority that become
final after the date the proposed taxes are certified; and

(6) the contamination tax imposed on properties which received market value reductions
for contamination.

(f) Except as provided in subdivision 7, failure of the county auditor to prepare or the
county treasurer to deliver the notice as required in this section does not invalidate the
proposed or final tax levy or the taxes payable pursuant to the tax levy.

(g) If the notice the taxpayer receives under this section lists the property as
nonhomestead, and satisfactory documentation is provided to the county assessor by the
applicable deadline, and the property qualifies for the homestead classification in that
assessment year, the assessor shall reclassify the property to homestead for taxes payable
in the following year.

(h) In the case of class 4 residential property used as a residence for lease or rental
periods of 30 days or more, the taxpayer must either:

(1) mail or deliver a copy of the notice of proposed property taxes to each tenant, renter,
or lessee; or

(2) post a copy of the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises of the property.

The notice must be mailed or posted by the taxpayer by November 27 or within three
days of receipt of the notice, whichever is later. A taxpayer may notify the county treasurer
of the address of the taxpayer, agent, caretaker, or manager of the premises to which the
notice must be mailed in order to fulfill the requirements of this paragraph.

(i) For purposes of this subdivision and subdivision 6, "metropolitan special taxing
districts" means the following taxing districts in the seven-county metropolitan area that
levy a property tax for any of the specified purposes listed below:

deleted text begin (1) Metropolitan Council under section 473.132, 473.167, 473.249, 473.325, 473.446,
473.521, 473.547, or 473.834;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin(1) new text endMetropolitan Airports Commission under section 473.667, 473.671, or 473.672;
and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin(2) new text endMetropolitan Mosquito Control Commission under section 473.711.

For purposes of this section, any levies made by the regional rail authorities in the county
of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington under chapter 398A
shall be included with the appropriate county's levy.

(j) The governing body of a county, city, or school district may, with the consent of the
county board, include supplemental information with the statement of proposed property
taxes about the impact of state aid increases or decreases on property tax increases or
decreases and on the level of services provided in the affected jurisdiction. This supplemental
information may include information for the following year, the current year, and for as
many consecutive preceding years as deemed appropriate by the governing body of the
county, city, or school district. It may include only information regarding:

(1) the impact of inflation as measured by the implicit price deflator for state and local
government purchases;

(2) population growth and decline;

(3) state or federal government action; and

(4) other financial factors that affect the level of property taxation and local services
that the governing body of the county, city, or school district may deem appropriate to
include.

The information may be presented using tables, written narrative, and graphic
representations and may contain instruction toward further sources of information or
opportunity for comment.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.066, is amended to read:


275.066 SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS; DEFINITION.

For the purposes of property taxation and property tax state aids, the term "special taxing
districts" includes the following entities:

(1) watershed districts under chapter 103D;

(2) sanitary districts under sections 442A.01 to 442A.29;

(3) regional sanitary sewer districts under sections 115.61 to 115.67;

(4) regional public library districts under section 134.201;

(5) park districts under chapter 398;

(6) regional railroad authorities under chapter 398A;

(7) hospital districts under sections 447.31 to 447.38;

(8) St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission under sections 458A.01 to 458A.15;

(9) Duluth Transit Authority under sections 458A.21 to 458A.37;

(10) regional development commissions under sections 462.381 to 462.398;

(11) housing and redevelopment authorities under sections 469.001 to 469.047;

(12) port authorities under sections 469.048 to 469.068;

(13) economic development authorities under sections 469.090 to 469.1081;

deleted text begin (14) Metropolitan Council under sections 473.123 to 473.549;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endMetropolitan Airports Commission under sections 473.601 to 473.679;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin(15) new text endMetropolitan Mosquito Control Commission under sections 473.701 to 473.716;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin(16) new text endMorrison County Rural Development Financing Authority under Laws 1982,
chapter 437, section 1;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin(17) new text endCroft Historical Park District under Laws 1984, chapter 502, article 13, section
6;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text end new text begin(18) new text endEast Lake County Medical Clinic District under Laws 1989, chapter 211,
sections 1 to 6;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text end new text begin(19) new text endFloodwood Area Ambulance District under Laws 1993, chapter 375, article
5, section 39;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin(20) new text endMiddle Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization under sections
103B.211 and 103B.241;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text end new text begin(21) new text endemergency medical services special taxing districts under section 144F.01;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text end new text begin(22) new text enda county levying under the authority of section 103B.241, 103B.245, or
103B.251;

deleted text begin (24)deleted text end new text begin(23) new text endSouthern St. Louis County Special Taxing District; Chris Jensen Nursing Home
under Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 21, article 4, section 12;

deleted text begin (25)deleted text end new text begin(24) new text endan airport authority created under section 360.0426; and

deleted text begin (26)deleted text end new text begin(25) new text endany other political subdivision of the state of Minnesota, excluding counties,
school districts, cities, and towns, that has the power to adopt and certify a property tax levy
to the county auditor, as determined by the commissioner of revenue.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.62, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Population estimate.

For the purposes of this section, the population of a local
governmental unit shall be that established by the last federal census, by a census taken
under section 275.14deleted text begin,deleted text end or by an estimate made by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council or by the deleted text endstate
demographer made under section 4A.02, whichever is the most recent as to the stated date
of count or estimate for the calendar year preceding the current levy year.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.70, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Population; number of households.

"Population" or "number of households"
means the population or number of households for the local governmental unit as established
by the last federal census, by a census taken under section 275.14deleted text begin,deleted text end or by an estimate made
by the deleted text beginmetropolitan council or by thedeleted text end state demographer under section 4A.02, whichever is
most recent as to the stated date of the count or estimate up to and including June 1 of the
current levy year.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.70, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Sales to government.

(a) All sales, except those listed in paragraph (b), to the
following governments and political subdivisions, or to the listed agencies or instrumentalities
of governments and political subdivisions, are exempt:

(1) the United States and its agencies and instrumentalities;

(2) school districts, local governments, the University of Minnesota, state universities,
community colleges, technical colleges, state academies, the Perpich Minnesota Center for
Arts Education, and an instrumentality of a political subdivision that is accredited as an
optional/special function school by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;

(3) hospitals and nursing homes owned and operated by political subdivisions of the
state of tangible personal property and taxable services used at or by hospitals and nursing
homes;

deleted text begin (4) notwithstanding paragraph (d), the sales and purchases by the Metropolitan Council
of vehicles and repair parts to equip operations provided for in section 473.4051 are exempt
through December 31, 2016;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end other states or political subdivisions of other states, if the sale would be exempt
from taxation if it occurred in that state; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end public libraries, public library systems, multicounty, multitype library systems
as defined in section 134.001, county law libraries under chapter 134A, state agency libraries,
the state library under section 480.09, and the Legislative Reference Library.

(b) This exemption does not apply to the sales of the following products and services:

(1) building, construction, or reconstruction materials purchased by a contractor or a
subcontractor as a part of a lump-sum contract or similar type of contract with a guaranteed
maximum price covering both labor and materials for use in the construction, alteration, or
repair of a building or facility;

(2) construction materials purchased by tax exempt entities or their contractors to be
used in constructing buildings or facilities which will not be used principally by the tax
exempt entities;

(3) the leasing of a motor vehicle as defined in section 297B.01, subdivision 11, except
for leases entered into by the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities;

(4) lodging as defined under section 297A.61, subdivision 3, paragraph (g), clause (2),
and prepared food, candy, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages as defined in section 297A.67,
subdivision 2
, except for lodging, prepared food, candy, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages
purchased directly by the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities; or

(5) goods or services purchased by a local government as inputs to a liquor store, gas
or electric utility, solid waste hauling service, solid waste recycling service, landfill, golf
course, marina, campground, cafe, or laundromat.

(c) As used in this subdivision, "school districts" means public school entities and districts
of every kind and nature organized under the laws of the state of Minnesota, and any
instrumentality of a school district, as defined in section 471.59.

(d) For purposes of the exemption granted under this subdivision, "local governments"
has the following meaning:

(1) for the period prior to January 1, 2017, local governments means statutory or home
rule charter cities, counties, and townships; and

(2) beginning January 1, 2017, local governments means statutory or home rule charter
cities, counties, and townships; special districts as defined under section 6.465; any
instrumentality of a statutory or home rule charter city, county, or township as defined in
section 471.59; and any joint powers board or organization created under section 471.59.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.70, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sales of certain goods and services to government.

(a) The following sales
to or use by the specified governments and political subdivisions of the state are exempt:

(1) repair and replacement parts for emergency rescue vehicles, fire trucks, and fire
apparatus to a political subdivision;

(2) machinery and equipment, except for motor vehicles, used directly for mixed
municipal solid waste management services at a solid waste disposal facility as defined in
section 115A.03, subdivision 10;

(3) chore and homemaking services to a political subdivision of the state to be provided
to elderly or disabled individuals;

(4) telephone services to the Office of MN.IT Services that are used to provide
telecommunications services through the MN.IT services revolving fund;

(5) firefighter personal protective equipment as defined in paragraph (b), if purchased
or authorized by and for the use of an organized fire department, fire protection district, or
fire company regularly charged with the responsibility of providing fire protection to the
state or a political subdivision;

(6) bullet-resistant body armor that provides the wearer with ballistic and trauma
protection, if purchased by a law enforcement agency of the state or a political subdivision
of the state, or a licensed peace officer, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1;

(7) motor vehicles purchased or leased by political subdivisions of the state if the vehicles
are exempt from registration under section 168.012, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), exempt
from taxation under section 473.448, or exempt from the motor vehicle sales tax under
section 297B.03, clause (12);

(8) equipment designed to process, dewater, and recycle biosolids for wastewater
treatment facilities of political subdivisions, and materials incidental to installation of that
equipment;

(9) the removal of trees, bushes, or shrubs for the construction and maintenance of roads,
trails, or firebreaks when purchased by an agency of the state or a political subdivision of
the state;

(10) purchases by deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council ordeleted text end the Department of Transportation of
vehicles and repair parts to equip operations provided for in section 174.90, including, but
not limited to, the Northstar Corridor Rail project; and

(11) purchases of water used directly in providing public safety services by an organized
fire department, fire protection district, or fire company regularly charged with the
responsibility of providing fire protection to the state or a political subdivision.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "firefighters personal protective equipment" means
helmets, including face shields, chin straps, and neck liners; bunker coats and pants, including
pant suspenders; boots; gloves; head covers or hoods; wildfire jackets; protective coveralls;
goggles; self-contained breathing apparatus; canister filter masks; personal alert safety
systems; spanner belts; optical or thermal imaging search devices; and all safety equipment
required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

(c) For purchases of items listed in paragraph (a), clause (10), the tax must be imposed
and collected as if the rate under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, applied and then refunded
in the manner provided in section 297A.75.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.992, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Joint powers board.

(a) The joint powers board must consist of one or more
commissioners of each county that is in the metropolitan transportation area, appointed by
its county board, deleted text beginand the chair of the Metropolitan Council,deleted text end who must have voting rights,
subject to subdivision 3, clause (4). The joint powers board has the powers and duties
provided in this section and section 471.59.

(b) The joint powers board may utilize no more than three-fourths of one percent of the
proceeds of the taxes imposed under this section for ordinary administrative expenses
incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section. Any additional administrative expenses
must be paid by the participating counties.

(c) The joint powers board may establish a technical advisory group that is separate from
the GEARS Committee. The group must consist of representatives of cities, counties, or
public agenciesdeleted text begin, including the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end. The technical advisory group must be
used solely for technical consultation purposes.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.992, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Grant application and awards; Grant Evaluation and Ranking System
(GEARS) Committee.

(a) The joint powers board shall establish a grant application process
and identify the amount of available funding for grant awards. Grant applications must be
submitted in a form prescribed by the joint powers board. An applicant must provide, in
addition to all other information required by the joint powers board, the estimated cost of
the project, the amount of the grant sought, possible sources of funding in addition to the
grant sought, and identification of any federal funds that will be utilized if the grant is
awarded. A grant application seeking transit capital funding must identify the source of
money necessary to operate the transit improvement.

(b) The joint powers board shall establish a timeline and procedures for the award of
grants, and may award grants only to the state and political subdivisions. The board shall
define objective criteria for the award of grantsdeleted text begin, which must include, but not be limited to,
consistency with the most recent version of the transportation policy plan adopted by the
Metropolitan Council under section 473.146
deleted text end. The joint powers board shall maximize the
availability and use of federal funds in projects funded under this section.

(c) The joint powers board shall establish a GEARS Committee, which must consist of:

(1) one county commissioner from each county that is in the metropolitan transportation
area, appointed by its county board;

(2) one elected city representative from each county that is in the metropolitan
transportation area;new text begin and
new text end

(3) one additional elected city representative from each county for every additional
400,000 in population, or fraction of 400,000, in the county that is above 400,000 in
populationdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (4) the chair of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee.
deleted text end

(d) Each city representative must be elected at a meeting of cities in the metropolitan
transportation area, which must be convened for that purpose by the Association of
Metropolitan Municipalities.

(e) The committee shall evaluate grant applications following objective criteria established
by the joint powers board, and must provide to the joint powers board a selection list of
transportation projects that includes a priority ranking.

deleted text begin (f) A grant award for a transit project located within the metropolitan area, as defined
in section 473.121, subdivision 2, may be funded only after the Metropolitan Council reviews
the project for consistency with the transit portion of the Metropolitan Council policy plan
and one of the following occurs:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be consistent;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the Metropolitan Council initially finds the project to be inconsistent, but after a
good faith effort to resolve the inconsistency through negotiations with the joint powers
board, agrees that the grant award may be funded; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be inconsistent, and submits the
consistency issue for final determination to a panel, which determines the project to be
consistent. The panel is composed of a member appointed by the chair of the Metropolitan
Council, a member appointed by the joint powers board, and a member agreed upon by both
the chair and the joint powers board.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin(f) new text endGrants must be funded by the proceeds of the taxes imposed under this section,
bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by the joint powers board under subdivision 7.

deleted text begin (h) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section except subdivision 6a, of the revenue
collected under this section, the joint powers board shall allocate to the Metropolitan Council,
in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, an amount not less than 75 percent of the net cost of operations
for those transitways that were receiving metropolitan sales tax funds through an operating
grant agreement on June 30, 2011.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) The Metropolitan Council shall expend any funds allocated under paragraph (h) for
the operations of the specified transitways solely within those counties that are in the
metropolitan transportation area.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (j) Nothing in paragraph (h) or (i) prevents grant awards to the Metropolitan Council
for capital and operating assistance for transitways and park-and-ride facilities.
deleted text end

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 352.01, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Included employees.

(a) "State employee" includes:

(1) employees of the Minnesota Historical Society;

(2) employees of the State Horticultural Society;

(3) employees of the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association;

(4) employees of the adjutant general whose salaries are paid from federal funds and
who are not covered by any federal civilian employees retirement system;

(5) employees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities who are employed under
the university or college activities program;

(6) currently contributing employees covered by the system who are temporarily
employed by the legislature during a legislative session or any currently contributing
employee employed for any special service as defined in subdivision 2b, clause (6);

(7) employees of the legislature who are appointed without a limit on the duration of
their employment;

(8) trainees who are employed on a full-time established training program performing
the duties of the classified position for which they will be eligible to receive immediate
appointment at the completion of the training period;

(9) employees of the Minnesota Safety Council;

(10) any employees who are on authorized leave of absence from the Transit Operating
Division of the former Metropolitan Transit Commission and who are employed by the
labor organization which is the exclusive bargaining agent representing employees of the
Transit Operating Division;

(11) employees of the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council,deleted text end Metropolitan Parks and Open Space
Commission, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, or Metropolitan Mosquito Control
Commission unless excluded under subdivision 2b or are covered by another public pension
fund or plan under section 473.415, subdivision 3;

(12) judges of the Tax Court;

(13) personnel who were employed on June 30, 1992, by the University of Minnesota
in the management, operation, or maintenance of its heating plant facilities, whose
employment transfers to an employer assuming operation of the heating plant facilities, so
long as the person is employed at the University of Minnesota heating plant by that employer
or by its successor organization;

(14) personnel who are employed as seasonal employees in the classified or unclassified
service;

(15) persons who are employed by the Department of Commerce as a peace officer in
the Commerce Fraud Bureau under section 45.0135 who have attained the mandatory
retirement age specified in section 43A.34, subdivision 4;

(16) employees of the University of Minnesota unless excluded under subdivision 2b,
clause (3);

(17) employees of the Middle Management Association whose employment began after
July 1, 2007, and to whom section 352.029 does not apply;

(18) employees of the Minnesota Government Engineers Council to whom section
352.029 does not apply;

(19) employees of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority;

(20) employees of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees;

(21) employees of the Minnesota State Retirement System;

(22) employees of the State Agricultural Society;

(23) employees of the Gillette Children's Hospital Board who were employed in the
state unclassified service at the former Gillette Children's Hospital on March 28, 1974; and

(24) if approved for coverage by the Board of Directors of Conservation Corps Minnesota,
employees of Conservation Corps Minnesota so employed on June 30, 2003.

(b) Employees specified in paragraph (a), clause (13), are included employees under
paragraph (a) if employer and employee contributions are made in a timely manner in the
amounts required by section 352.04. Employee contributions must be deducted from salary.
Employer contributions are the sole obligation of the employer assuming operation of the
University of Minnesota heating plant facilities or any successor organizations to that
employer.

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 352.01, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Excluded employees.

"State employee" does not include:

(1) persons who are:

(i) students employed by the University of Minnesota, or within the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities system, unless approved for coverage by the Board of Regents
of the University of Minnesota or the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities, whichever applies;

(ii) employed as interns for a period not to exceed six months unless included under
subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause (8);

(iii) employed as trainee employees unless included under subdivision 2a, paragraph
(a), clause (8); or

(iv) employed in the student worker classification as designated by Minnesota
Management and Budget;

(2) employees who are:

(i) eligible for membership in the state Teachers Retirement Association, unless the
person is an employee of the Department of Education who elected to be covered by the
general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System instead
of the Teachers Retirement Association;

(ii) employees of the state who, in any year, were credited with 12 months of allowable
service as a public school teacher and, as such, are members of a retirement plan governed
by chapter 354 or 354A unless the employment is incidental employment as a state employee
that is not covered by a retirement plan governed by chapter 354 or 354A;

(iii) employees of the state who are employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities in an unclassified position that is listed in section 43A.08,
subdivision 1
, clause (9);

(iv) persons employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities who elected retirement coverage other than by the general state employees
retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System under Minnesota Statutes 1994,
section 136C.75;

(v) officers or enlisted personnel in the National Guard or in the naval militia who are
assigned to permanent peacetime duty and who are or are required to be members of a
federal retirement system under federal law;

(vi) persons employed by the Department of Military Affairs as full-time firefighters
and who, as such, are members of the public employees police and fire retirement plan;

(vii) members of the State Patrol retirement plan under section 352B.011, subdivision
10;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (viii) off-duty police officers while employed by the Metropolitan Council and persons
employed as full-time police officers by the Metropolitan Council and who, as such, are
members of the public employees police and fire retirement plan; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ix)deleted text end new text begin(viii) new text endemployees of the state who have elected to transfer account balances derived
from state service to the unclassified state employees retirement program under section
352D.02, subdivision 1d;

(3) employees of the University of Minnesota who are excluded from coverage by action
of the Board of Regents;

(4) election judges and persons who are employed solely to administer elections;

(5) persons who are:

(i) engaged in public work for the state but who are employed by contractors when the
performance of the contract is authorized by the legislature or other competent authority;

(ii) employed to perform professional services where the service is incidental to the
person's regular professional duties and where compensation is paid on a per diem basis;
or

(iii) compensated on a fee payment basis or as an independent contractor;

(6) persons who are employed:

(i) on a temporary basis by the house of representatives, the senate, or a legislative
commission or agency under the jurisdiction of the Legislative Coordinating Commission;

(ii) as a temporary employee on or after July 1 for a period ending on or before October
15 of that calendar year for the Minnesota State Agricultural Society or the Minnesota State
Fair, or as an employee at any time for a special event held on the fairgrounds;

(iii) by the executive branch as a temporary employee in the classified service or as an
executive branch temporary employee in the unclassified service if appointed for a definite
period not to exceed six months, and if employment is less than six months, then in any
12-month period;

(iv) by the adjutant general if employed on an unlimited intermittent or temporary basis
in the classified service or in the unclassified service for the support of Army or Air National
Guard training facilities;new text begin and
new text end

(v) by a state or federal program for training or rehabilitation as a temporary employee
if employed for a limited period from an area of economic distress and if other than a skilled
or supervisory personnel position or other than a position that has civil service status covered
by the retirement system; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (vi) by the Metropolitan Council or a statutory board of the Metropolitan Council where
the members of the board are appointed by the Metropolitan Council as a temporary employee
if the appointment does not exceed six months;
deleted text end

(7) receivers, jurors, notaries public, and court employees who are not in the judicial
branch as defined in section 43A.02, subdivision 25, except referees and adjusters employed
by the Department of Labor and Industry;

(8) patient and inmate help who perform services in state charitable, penal, and
correctional institutions, including a Minnesota Veterans Home;

(9) employees of the Sibley House Association;

(10) persons who are:

(i) members of any state board or commission who serve the state intermittently and are
paid on a per diem basis, the secretary, secretary-treasurer, and treasurer of those boards if
their compensation is $5,000 or less per year, or, if they are legally prohibited from serving
more than three years, and the board of managers of the State Agricultural Society and its
treasurer unless the treasurer is also its full-time secretary;

(ii) examination monitors employed by a department, agency, commission, or board of
the state to conduct examinations that are required by law; or

(iii) appointees serving as a member of a fact-finding commission or an adjustment
panel, an arbitrator, or a labor referee under chapter 179;

(11) emergency employees who are in the classified service, but if an emergency
employee, within the same pay period, becomes a provisional or probationary employee on
other than a temporary basis, the employee must be considered a "state employee"
retroactively to the beginning of the pay period;

(12) persons who are members of a religious order who are excluded from coverage
under the federal Old Age, Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance Program for the
performance of service as specified in United States Code, title 42, section 410(a)(8)(A),
as amended, if no irrevocable election of coverage has been made under section 3121(r) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

(13) members of trades who are employed by the successor to the Metropolitan Waste
Control Commission, who have trade union pension plan coverage under a collective
bargaining agreement, and who are first employed after June 1, 1977;

(14) foreign citizens who are employed under a work permit of less than three years or
under an H-1b visa or a J-1 visa that is initially valid for less than three years of employment,
unless notice of a visa extension which allows them to work for three or more years as of
the date that the extension is granted and is supplied to the retirement plan, in which case
the person is eligible for coverage from the date of the extension; and

(15) reemployed annuitants of the general state employees retirement plan, the military
affairs personnel retirement plan, the transportation department pilots retirement plan, the
state fire marshal employees retirement plan, or the correctional state employees retirement
plan during the course of that reemployment.

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 352.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership of board; election; term.

(a) The policy-making function
of the system is vested in a board of 11 members known as the board of directors. This
board shall consist of:

(1) three members appointed by the governor, one of whom must be a constitutional
officer or appointed state official and two of whom must be public members knowledgeable
in pension matters;

(2) four state employees elected by active members and former members eligible for a
deferred annuity from the general state employees retirement plan, excluding employees
and deferred annuitants for whom a board member is designated;

(3) one employee of the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council'sdeleted text end new text beginDepartment of Transportation's new text endtransit
operations or its successor agency designated by the executive committee of the labor
organization that is the exclusive bargaining agent representing employees of the transit
division;

(4) one employee who is a member of the State Patrol retirement plan elected by active
members and former members eligible for a deferred annuity from that plan;

(5) one employee who is a member of the correctional state employees retirement plan
established under this chapter elected by active members and former members eligible for
a deferred annuity from that plan; and

(6) one retired employee of a plan included in the system, elected by disabled and retired
employees of the plans administered by the system at a time and in a manner determined
by the board.

(b) The terms of the four elected state employees under paragraph (a), clause (2), must
be staggered, with two of the state employee board positions elected each biennium, whose
terms of office begin on the first Monday in May after their election. Elected members and
the appointed member of the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council'sdeleted text end new text beginDepartment of Transportation's new text endtransit
operations hold office for a term of four years and until their successors are elected or
appointed, and have qualified.

(c) An employee or former employee of the system is not eligible for membership on
the board of directors. A state employee on leave of absence is not eligible for election or
reelection to membership on the board of directors.

(d) The term of any board member who is on leave for more than six months
automatically ends on expiration of the term of office.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 352.04, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Quasi-state agencies; employer contributions.

For those of their employees
who are covered by the system, the State Horticultural Society, the Disabled American
Veterans, Department of Minnesota, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Minnesota,
the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Armory
Building Commission, the Minnesota Safety Council, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council and any of
its statutory boards,
deleted text end the employer of persons described in section 352.01, subdivision 2a,
paragraph (a), clause (15), and any other agency employing employees covered by this
system, respectively, shall also pay into the retirement fund the amount required by
subdivision 3.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 352D.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Coverage.

(a) Employees enumerated in paragraph (c), clauses (2), (3),
(4), (6) to (14), and (16) to (18), if they are in the unclassified service of the state deleted text beginor
Metropolitan Council
deleted text end and are eligible for coverage under the general state employees
retirement plan under chapter 352, are participants in the unclassified program under this
chapter unless the employee gives notice to the executive director of the Minnesota State
Retirement System within one year following the commencement of employment in the
unclassified service that the employee desires coverage under the general state employees
retirement plan. For the purposes of this chapter, an employee who does not file notice with
the executive director is deemed to have exercised the option to participate in the unclassified
program.

(b) Persons referenced in paragraph (c), clause (5), are participants in the unclassified
program under this chapter unless the person was eligible to elect different coverage under
section 3A.07 and elected retirement coverage by the applicable alternative retirement plan.
Persons referenced in paragraph (c), clause (15), are participants in the unclassified program
under this chapter for judicial employment in excess of the service credit limit in section
490.121, subdivision 22.

(c) Enumerated employees and referenced persons are:

(1) the governor, the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state, the state auditor, and
the attorney general;

(2) an employee in the Office of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State,
State Auditor, Attorney General;

(3) an employee of the State Board of Investment;

(4) the head of a department, division, or agency created by statute in the unclassified
service, an acting department head subsequently appointed to the position, or an employee
enumerated in section 15A.0815 or 15A.083, subdivision 4;

(5) a member of the legislature;

(6) an unclassified employee of the legislature or a commission or agency of the
legislature who is appointed without a limit on the duration of the employment or a temporary
legislative employee having shares in the supplemental retirement fund as a result of former
employment covered by this chapter, whether or not eligible for coverage under the
Minnesota State Retirement System;

(7) a person who is employed in a position established under section 43A.08, subdivision
1
, clause (3), or in a position authorized under a statute creating or establishing a department
or agency of the state, which is at the deputy or assistant head of department or agency or
director level;

deleted text begin (8) the regional administrator, or executive director of the Metropolitan Council, general
counsel, division directors, operations managers, and other positions as designated by the
council, all of which may not exceed 27 positions at the council and the chair;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end the commissioner, deputy commissioner, and not to exceed nine positions of the
Minnesota Office of Higher Education in the unclassified service, as designated by the
Minnesota Office of Higher Education before January 1, 1992, or subsequently redesignated
with the approval of the board of directors of the Minnesota State Retirement System, unless
the person has elected coverage by the individual retirement account plan under chapter
354B;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end the clerk of the appellate courts appointed under article VI, section 2, of the
Constitution of the state of Minnesota, the state court administrator and judicial district
administrators;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end the chief executive officers of correctional facilities operated by the Department
of Corrections and of hospitals and nursing homes operated by the Department of Human
Services;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end an employee whose principal employment is at the state ceremonial house;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end an employee of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end an employee of the State Lottery who is covered by the managerial plan
established under section 43A.18, subdivision 3;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end a judge who has exceeded the service credit limit in section 490.121, subdivision
22
;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end an employee of Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end a person employed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities as faculty
or in an eligible unclassified administrative position as defined in section 354B.20,
subdivision 6, who was employed by the former state university or the former community
college system before May 1, 1995, and elected unclassified program coverage prior to May
1, 1995; and

deleted text begin (18)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end a person employed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities who was
employed in state service before July 1, 1995, who subsequently is employed in an eligible
unclassified administrative position as defined in section 354B.20, subdivision 6, and who
elects coverage by the unclassified program.

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 353.64, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Pension coverage for certain metropolitan transit police officers.

A person
who is employed as a police officer by the Metropolitan Council new text beginbefore July 1, 2018, new text endand
who is not eligible for coverage under the agreement with the Secretary of the federal
Department of Health and Human Services making the provisions of the federal Old Age,
Survivors, and Disability Insurance Act because the person's position is excluded from
application under United States Code, sections 418(d)(5)(A) and 418(d)(8)(D), and under
section 355.07, is a member of the public employees police and fire fund and is considered
to be a police officer within the meaning of this section. The Metropolitan Council shall
deduct the employee contribution from the salary of each police officer as required by
section 353.65, subdivision 2, shall make the employer contribution for each police officer
as required by section 353.65, subdivision 3, and shall meet the employer recording and
reporting requirements in section 353.65, subdivision 4.

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.44, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Scope.

(a) No department, agency of the state, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end
or an agency subject to section 473.143, subdivision 1, shall execute a contract for goods
or services or an agreement for goods or services in excess of $500,000 with a business that
has 40 or more full-time employees in this state or a state where the business has its primary
place of business on a single day during the prior 12 months, unless the business has an
equal pay certificate or it has certified in writing that it is exempt. A certificate is valid for
four years.

(b) This section does not apply to a business with respect to a specific contract if the
commissioner of administration determines that application of this section would cause
undue hardship to the contracting entity. This section does not apply to a contract to provide
goods and services to individuals under chapters 43A, 62A, 62C, 62D, 62E, 256B, 256I,
256L, and 268A, with a business that has a license, certification, registration, provider
agreement, or provider enrollment contract that is prerequisite to providing those goods and
services. This section does not apply to contracts entered into by the State Board of
Investment for investment options under section 352.965, subdivision 4.

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 373.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.

(a) "Bonds" means an obligation as defined under section 475.51.

(b) "Capital improvement" means acquisition or betterment of public lands, buildings,
or other improvements within the county for the purpose of a county courthouse,
administrative building, health or social service facility, correctional facility, jail, law
enforcement center, hospital, morgue, library, park, qualified indoor ice arena, roads and
bridges, public works facilities, fairground buildings, and records and data storage facilities,
and the acquisition of development rights in the form of conservation easements under
chapter 84C. An improvement must have an expected useful life of five years or more to
qualify. "Capital improvement" does not include a recreation or sports facility building
(such as, but not limited to, a gymnasium, ice arena, racquet sports facility, swimming pool,
exercise room or health spa), unless the building is part of an outdoor park facility and is
incidental to the primary purpose of outdoor recreation. For purposes of this section, "capital
improvement" includes expenditures for purposes described in this paragraph that have
been incurred by a county before approval of a capital improvement plan, if such expenditures
are included in a capital improvement plan approved on or before the date of the public
hearing under subdivision 2 regarding issuance of bonds for such expenditures.

(c) "Metropolitan county" means a county located in the seven-county metropolitan area
as defined in section 473.121 or a county with a population of 90,000 or more.

(d) "Population" means the population established by the most recent of the following
(determined as of the date the resolution authorizing the bonds was adopted):

(1) the federal decennial census,

(2) a special census conducted under contract by the United States Bureau of the Census,
or

(3) a population estimate made deleted text begineither by the Metropolitan Council ordeleted text end by the state
demographer under section 4A.02.

(e) "Qualified indoor ice arena" means a facility that meets the requirements of section
373.43.

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 383A.81, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Matching funds.

In expending funds under this section, the county shall seek
matching funds from contamination cleanup funds administered by the commissioner of
the Department of Employment and Economic Development, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end the federal government, the private sector, and any other source.

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 383B.81, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Matching funds.

In expending funds under this section the county shall seek
matching funds from contamination cleanup funds administered by the commissioners of
the Department of Employment and Economic Development, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end
the federal government, the private sector and any other source.

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 398A.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General.

An authority may exercise all the powers necessary or desirable
to implement the powers specifically granted in this section, and in exercising the powers
is deemed to be performing an essential governmental function and exercising a part of the
sovereign power of the state, and is a local government unit and political subdivision of the
state. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the authority may:

(1) sue and be sued, have a seal, which may but need not be affixed to documents as
directed by the board, make and perform contracts, and have perpetual succession;

(2) acquire real and personal property within or outside its taxing jurisdiction, by
purchase, gift, devise, condemnation, conditional sale, lease, lease purchase, or otherwise;
or for purposes, including the facilitation of an economic development project pursuant to
section 383B.81 or 469.091 or 469.175, subdivision 7, that also improve rail service;

(3) hold, manage, control, sell, convey, lease, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of real or
personal property; and

(4) make grants or otherwise appropriate funds to the Department of Transportationdeleted text begin, the
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end or any other state or local governmental unit for the purposes described
in subdivision 2 with respect to railroad facilities located or to be located within the
authority's jurisdiction, whether or not the facilities will be acquired, constructed, owned,
or operated by the authority.

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 398A.04, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Bus rapid transit development.

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

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 414.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Relevant factors, order.

(a) In arriving at a decision, the chief administrative
law judge shall consider the following factors:

(1) present population and number of households, past population and projected
population growth for the subject area;

(2) quantity of land within the subject area; the natural terrain including recognizable
physical features, general topography, major watersheds, soil conditions and such natural
features as rivers, lakes and major bluffs;

(3) present pattern of physical development, planning, and intended land uses in the
subject area including residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, and institutional land
uses and the impact of the proposed action on those uses;

(4) the present transportation network and potential transportation issues, including
proposed highway development;

(5) land use controls and planning presently being utilized in the subject areadeleted text begin, deleted text enddeleted text beginincluding
comprehensive plans, policies of the Metropolitan Council;
deleted text end and whether there are
inconsistencies between proposed development and existing land use controls;

(6) existing levels of governmental services being provided to the subject area, including
water and sewer service, fire rating and protection, law enforcement, street improvements
and maintenance, administrative services, and recreational facilities and the impact of the
proposed action on the delivery of the services;

(7) existing or potential environmental problems and whether the proposed action is
likely to improve or resolve these problems;

(8) fiscal impact on the subject area and adjacent units of local government, including
present bonded indebtedness; local tax rates of the county, school district, and other
governmental units, including, where applicable, the net tax capacity of platted and unplatted
lands and the division of homestead and nonhomestead property; and other tax and
governmental aid issues;

(9) relationship and effect of the proposed action on affected and adjacent school districts
and communities;

(10) whether delivery of services to the subject area can be adequately and economically
delivered by the existing government;

(11) analysis of whether necessary governmental services can best be provided through
the proposed action or another type of boundary adjustment;

(12) degree of contiguity of the boundaries of the subject area and adjacent units of local
government; and

(13) analysis of the applicability of the State Building Code.

(b) Based upon these factors, the chief administrative law judge may order the
incorporation on finding that:

(1) the property to be incorporated is now, or is about to become, urban or suburban in
character; or

(2) that the existing township form of government is not adequate to protect the public
health, safety, and welfare; or

(3) the proposed incorporation would be in the best interests of the area under
consideration.

(c) The chief administrative law judge may deny the incorporation if the area, or a part
thereof, would be better served by annexation to an adjacent municipality.

(d) The chief administrative law judge may alter the boundaries of the proposed
incorporation by increasing or decreasing the area to be incorporated so as to include only
that property which is now, or is about to become, urban or suburban in character, or may
exclude property that may be better served by another unit of government. The chief
administrative law judge may also alter the boundaries of the proposed incorporation so as
to follow visible, clearly recognizable physical features for municipal boundaries.

(e) In all cases, the chief administrative law judge shall set forth the factors which are
the basis for the decision.

(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary relating to the number of
wards which may be established, the chief administrative law judge may provide for election
of council members by wards, not less than three nor more than seven in number, whose
limits are prescribed in the chief administrative law judge's order upon a finding that area
representation is required to accord proper representation in the proposed incorporated area
because of uneven population density in different parts thereof or the existence of agricultural
lands therein which are in the path of suburban development, but after four years from the
effective date of an incorporation the council of the municipality may by resolution adopted
by a four-fifths vote abolish the ward system and provide for the election of all council
members at large as in other municipalities.

(g) The chief administrative law judge's order for incorporation shall provide for the
election of municipal officers in accordance with section 414.09. The plan of government
shall be "Optional Plan A", provided that an alternate plan may be adopted pursuant to
section 412.551, at any time.

(h) The ordinances of the township in which the new municipality is located shall continue
in effect until repealed by the governing body of the new municipality.

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 414.031, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Relevant factors, order.

(a) In arriving at a decision, the presiding
administrative law judge shall consider the following sources and factors:

(1) recordings and public documents from joint informational meetings under section
414.0333 relevant to other factors listed in this subdivision;

(2) present population and number of households, past population and projected
population growth of the annexing municipality and subject area and adjacent units of local
government;

(3) quantity of land within the subject area and adjacent units of local government; and
natural terrain including recognizable physical features, general topography, major
watersheds, soil conditions and such natural features as rivers, lakes and major bluffs;

(4) degree of contiguity of the boundaries between the annexing municipality and the
subject area;

(5) present pattern of physical development, planning, and intended land uses in the
subject area and the annexing municipality including residential, industrial, commercial,
agricultural and institutional land uses and the impact of the proposed action on those land
uses;

(6) the present transportation network and potential transportation issues, including
proposed highway development;

(7) land use controls and planning presently being utilized in the annexing municipality
and the subject area, including comprehensive plans for development in the area deleted text beginand plans
and policies of the Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end and whether there are inconsistencies between
proposed development and existing land use controls and the reasons therefore;

(8) existing levels of governmental services being provided in the annexing municipality
and the subject area, including water and sewer service, fire rating and protection, law
enforcement, street improvements and maintenance, administrative services, and recreational
facilities and the impact of the proposed action on the delivery of said services;

(9) the implementation of previous annexation agreements and orders;

(10) existing or potential environmental problems and whether the proposed action is
likely to improve or resolve these problems;

(11) plans and programs by the annexing municipality for providing needed and enhanced
governmental services to the subject area in a cost-effective and feasible manner within a
reasonable time from the date of the annexation;

(12) an analysis of the fiscal impact on the annexing municipality, the subject area, and
adjacent units of local government, including net tax capacity and the present bonded
indebtedness, and the local tax rates of the county, school district, and township;

(13) relationship and effect of the proposed action on affected and adjacent school
districts and communities;

(14) adequacy of town government to deliver services to the subject area;

(15) analysis of whether necessary governmental services can best be provided through
the proposed action or another type of boundary adjustment;

(16) if only a part of a township is annexed, the ability of the remainder of the township
to continue or the feasibility of it being incorporated separately or being annexed to another
municipality; and

(17) information received by the presiding administrative law judge from the tour required
under subdivision 3a.

(b) Based upon the factors, the presiding administrative law judge may order the
annexation on finding:

(1) that the subject area is now, or is about to become, urban or suburban in character;

(2) that municipal government in the area proposed for annexation is required to protect
the public health, safety, and welfare; or

(3) that the annexation would be in the best interest of the subject area.

(c) If only a part of a township is to be annexed, the presiding administrative law judge
shall consider whether the remainder of the township can continue to carry on the functions
of government without undue hardship.

(d) The presiding administrative law judge shall deny the annexation on finding that the
increase in revenues for the annexing municipality bears no reasonable relation to the
monetary value of benefits conferred upon the annexed area.

(e) The presiding administrative law judge may deny the annexation on finding:

(1) that annexation of all or a part of the property to an adjacent municipality would
better serve the interests of the residents of the property; or

(2) that the remainder of the township would suffer undue hardship.

(f) The presiding administrative law judge may alter the boundaries of the area to be
annexed by increasing or decreasing the area so as to include only that property which is
now or is about to become urban or suburban in character or to add property of such character
abutting the area proposed for annexation in order to preserve or improve the symmetry of
the area, or to exclude property that may better be served by another unit of government.

(g) The presiding administrative law judge may also alter the boundaries of the proposed
annexation so as to follow visible, clearly recognizable physical features.

(h) If the presiding administrative law judge determines that part of the area would be
better served by another municipality or township, the presiding administrative law judge
may initiate and approve annexation by conducting further hearings and issuing orders
pursuant to subdivisions 3 and 4.

(i) In all cases, the presiding administrative law judge shall set forth the factors which
are the basis for the decision.

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation; members.

There is created a public body corporate and politic
to be known as the "Minnesota Housing Finance Agency," which shall perform the
governmental functions and exercise the sovereign powers delegated to it in this chapter in
furtherance of the public policies and purposes declared in section 462A.02. The agency
shall consist of the state auditor and six public members appointed by the governor with
advice and consent of the senate. No more than three public members shall reside in the
new text begin metropolitan new text endarea deleted text beginof jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end as deleted text beginprovided deleted text endnew text begindefined new text endin section
deleted text begin 473.123, subdivision 1deleted text endnew text begin 473.121, subdivision 2new text end, and no more than one public member shall
reside in any one of the development regions established under the provisions of sections
462.381 to 462.396. Each member shall hold office until a successor has been appointed
and has qualified. A certificate of appointment or reappointment of any member shall be
conclusive evidence of the due and proper appointment of the member.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.07, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Cooperative relationships.

It may establish cooperative relationships with
such regional county and multicounty housing authorities as may be established, deleted text beginincluding
the Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end and may develop priorities for the utilization of agency resources
and assistance within a region in cooperation with regional county and multicounty housing
authorities.

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.222, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Distribution plan.

(a) By October 1, 1990, the Metropolitan Council, in
consultation with the agency and representatives of local government and housing and
redevelopment authorities, shall develop and submit to the agency a plan for allocating tax
credits in 1991 and thereafter in the metropolitan area, based on regional housing needs and
priorities. The agency may amend the distribution plan after consultation with deleted text beginthe
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end representatives of local governments, and housing and redevelopment
authorities.

(b) By October 1, 1990, the agency, in consultation with representatives of local
government and housing and redevelopment authorities, shall develop a plan for allocating
tax credits in 1991 and thereafter in greater Minnesota, based on regional housing needs
and priorities. The agency may amend the distribution plan after consultation with
representatives of local governments and housing and redevelopment authorities.

(c) In preparing the distribution plans, the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council and thedeleted text end agency shall
estimate the number of households in the metropolitan area and in greater Minnesota,
respectively, who are paying more than 50 percent of their income for rent and the cost of
providing sufficient rental or other assistance so that no household pays more than 50 percent
of its income for rent. In addition, the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council and thedeleted text end agency shall identify
the nature and scope of existing programs which primarily serve families at 60 percent of
the median income and individuals at 30 percent of the median income.

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462C.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Program review.

A public hearing shall be held on each program after one
publication of notice in a newspaper circulating generally in the city, at least 15 days before
the hearing. On or before the day on which notice of the public hearing is published, the
city shall submit the program to the deleted text beginmetropolitan council, if the city is located in the
metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, or to the
deleted text endregional development
commission for the area in which the city is located, if any, for review and comment. The
deleted text begin appropriatedeleted text end reviewing agency shall comment on:

(a) whether the program furthers local and regional housing policies and is consistent
with the Metropolitan Development Guide, if the city is located in the metropolitan area,
or adopted policies of the regional development commission; and

(b) the compatibility of the program with the housing portion of the comprehensive plan
of the city, if any.

Review of the program may be conducted either by the board of the reviewing agency
or by the staff of the agency. Any comment submitted by the reviewing agency to the city
must be presented to the body considering the proposed program at the public hearing held
on the program.

A member or employee of the reviewing agency shall be permitted to present the
comments of the reviewing agency at the public hearing. After conducting the public hearing,
the program may be adopted with or without amendment, provided that any amendments
must not be inconsistent with the comments, if any, of the reviewing agency and must not
contain any material changes from the program submitted to the reviewing agency other
than changes in the financial aspects of any proposed issue of bonds or obligations. If any
material change other than a change in the financial aspects of a proposed issue of bonds
or obligations, or any change which is inconsistent with the comments of the reviewing
agency is adopted, the amended program shall be resubmitted to the deleted text beginappropriate deleted text endreviewing
agency for review and comment, and a public hearing shall be held on the amended program
after one publication of notice in a newspaper circulating generally in the city at least 15
days before the hearing. The amended program shall be considered after the public hearing
in the same manner as consideration of the initial program.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462C.071, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Limitation; origination period.

During the first ten months of an origination
period, a city may make loans financed with proceeds of mortgage bonds for the purchase
of existing housing. Loans financed with the proceeds of mortgage bonds for new housing
in the metropolitan area may be made during the first ten months of an origination period
only if at least one of the following conditions is met:

(1) the new housing is located in a redevelopment area;

(2) the new housing is replacing a structurally substandard structure or structures;

(3) the new housing is located on a parcel purchased by the city or conveyed to the city
under section 282.01, subdivision 1;new text begin or
new text end

(4) the new housing is part of a housing affordability initiative, other than those financed
with the proceeds from the sale of bonds, in which federal, state, or local assistance is used
to substantially improve the terms of the financing or to substantially write down the purchase
price of the new housingdeleted text begin; ordeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (5) the new housing is located in a city that has entered into a housing affordability
agreement with the metropolitan council.
deleted text end

Upon expiration of the first ten-month period, a city may make loans financed with the
proceeds of mortgage bonds for the purchase of new and existing housing.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 465.82, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Adoption and state agency review.

Each governing body that proposes
to take part in a combination under sections 465.81 to 465.86 must by resolution adopt a
plan for cooperation and combination. The plan must address each item in this section. The
plan must be specific for any item that will occur within three years and may be general or
set forth alternative proposals for an item that will occur more than three years in the future.
deleted text begin For a metropolitan area local government unit, the plan must be submitted to the Metropolitan
Council for review and comment. The council may point out any resources or technical
assistance it may be able to provide a governing body submitting a plan under this
subdivision. Significant modifications and specific resolutions of items must be submitted
to the council, if appropriate, for review and comment.
deleted text end In the official newspaper of each
local government unit proposing to take part in the combination, the governing body shall
publish at least a summary of the adopted plansdeleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginandnew text end each significant modification and
resolution of itemsdeleted text begin, and, if appropriate, the results of each council review and commentdeleted text end. If
a territory of a unit is to be apportioned between or among two or more units contiguous to
the unit that is to be apportioned, the plan must specify the area that will become a part of
each remaining unit.

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 469.174, subdivision 26, is amended to read:


Subd. 26.

Population.

"Population" means the population established as of December
31 by the most recent of the following:

(1) the federal census;

(2) a special census conducted under contract with the United States Bureau of the
Census;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (3) a population estimate made by the Metropolitan Council; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(3) new text enda population estimate made by the state demographer under section 4A.02.

The population so established applies to the following calendar year.

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 469.351, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Designation of transit improvement areas.

A transit improvement area must
increase the effectiveness of a transit project by incorporating one or more public transit
modes with commercial, residential, or mixed-use development and by providing for safe
and pedestrian-friendly use. The commissioner, in consultation with affected state and
regional agencies, must designate transit improvement areas that meet the objectives under
this subdivision. Affected state and regional agencies include, but are not limited to, the
Minnesota Department of Transportationdeleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginand new text endthe Minnesota Housing Finance Agencydeleted text begin, and
the Metropolitan Council for transit improvement areas located in the seven-county
metropolitan region
deleted text end. To be eligible for designation, an applicant must submit a transit area
improvement plan according to the requirements and timelines established by the
commissioner. At a minimum, the plan must include the information specified under
subdivision 3. The commissioner may modify an applicant's plan to better achieve the
objectives of transit improvement areas. The commissioner must notify applicants of the
designations and must provide a statement of any changes to an applicant's plan with
justification for all changes.

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 471.425, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings here given them.

(a) "Contract" means any written legal document or documents signed by both parties
in which the terms and conditions of any interest or other penalty for late payments are
clearly stated.

(b) "Date of receipt" means the completed delivery of the goods or services or the
satisfactory installation, assembly or specified portion thereof, or the receipt of the invoice
for the delivery of the goods or services, whichever is later.

(c) "Governing board" means the elected or appointed board of the municipality and
includes, but is not limited to, city councils, town boards and county boards.

(d) "Municipality" means any home rule charter or statutory city, county, town, school
district, political subdivision or agency of local government. "Municipality" means deleted text beginthe
Metropolitan Council or any board or
deleted text end new text beginan new text endagency created under chapter 473.

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 471.9997, is amended to read:


471.9997 FEDERALLY ASSISTED RENTAL HOUSING; IMPACT STATEMENT.

At least 12 months before termination of participation in a federally assisted rental
housing program, including project-based Section 8 and Section 236 rental housing, the
owner of the federally assisted rental housing must submit a statement regarding the impact
of termination on the residents of the rental housing to the governing body of the local
government unit in which the housing is located. The impact statement must identify the
number of units that will no longer be subject to rent restrictions imposed by the federal
program, the estimated rents that will be charged as compared to rents charged under the
federal program, and actions the owner will take to assist displaced tenants in obtaining
other housing. A copy of the impact statement must be provided to each resident of the
affected buildingdeleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginand to new text endthe Minnesota Housing Finance Agencydeleted text begin, and, if the property is
located in the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, the Metropolitan
Council
deleted text end.

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.121, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Metropolitan area or area.

"Metropolitan area" or "area" means the area deleted text beginover
which the Metropolitan Council has jurisdiction,
deleted text end including only the counties of Anoka;
Carver; Dakota excluding the city of Northfield; Hennepin excluding the cities of Hanover
and Rockford; Ramsey; Scott excluding the city of New Prague; and Washington.

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.142, is amended to read:


473.142 SMALL BUSINESSES.

(a) The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council anddeleted text end agencies specified in section 473.143, subdivision 1,
may award up to a six percent preference in the amount bid for specified goods or services
to small targeted group businesses and veteran-owned small businesses designated under
section 16C.16.

(b) deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency specified in section 473.143, subdivision 1, may
designate a purchase of goods or services for award only to small targeted group businesses
designated under section 16C.16 if the deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency determines that at least three small
targeted group businesses are likely to bid. deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency specified in section
473.143, subdivision 1, may designate a purchase of goods or services for award only to
veteran-owned small businesses designated under section 16C.16 if the deleted text begincouncil or deleted text endagency
determines that at least three veteran-owned small businesses are likely to bid.

(c) deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency specified in section 473.143, subdivision 1, as a
condition of awarding a construction contract or approving a contract for consultant,
professional, or technical services, may set goals that require the prime contractor to
subcontract a portion of the contract to small targeted group businesses and veteran-owned
small businesses designated under section 16C.16. The deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency must establish a
procedure for granting waivers from the subcontracting requirement when qualified small
targeted group businesses and veteran-owned small businesses are not reasonably available.
The deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency may establish financial incentives for prime contractors who exceed
the goals for use of subcontractors and financial penalties for prime contractors who fail to
meet goals under this paragraph. The subcontracting requirements of this paragraph do not
apply to prime contractors who are small targeted group businesses and veteran-owned
small businesses. At least 75 percent of the value of the subcontracts awarded to small
targeted group businesses under this paragraph must be performed by the business to which
the subcontract is awarded or by another small targeted group business. At least 75 percent
of the value of the subcontracts awarded to veteran-owned small businesses under this
paragraph must be performed by the business to which the subcontract is awarded or another
veteran-owned small business.

(d) deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency listed in section 473.143, subdivision 1, deleted text beginaredeleted text end new text beginis
new text end encouraged to purchase from small targeted group businesses and veteran-owned small
businesses designated under section 16C.16 when making purchases that are not subject to
competitive bidding procedures.

(e) deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency may adopt rules to implement this section.

(f) Each deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency contract must require the prime contractor to pay any
subcontractor within ten days of the prime contractor's receipt of payment from the deleted text begincouncil
or
deleted text end agency for undisputed services provided by the subcontractor. The contract must require
the prime contractor to pay interest of 1-1/2 percent per month or any part of a month to
the subcontractor on any undisputed amount not paid on time to the subcontractor. The
minimum monthly interest penalty payment for an unpaid balance of $100 or more is $10.
For an unpaid balance of less than $100, the prime contractor shall pay the actual penalty
due to the subcontractor. A subcontractor who prevails in a civil action to collect interest
penalties from a prime contractor must be awarded its costs and disbursements, including
attorney fees, incurred in bringing the action.

(g) This section does not apply to procurement financed in whole or in part with federal
funds if the procurement is subject to federal disadvantaged, minority, or women business
enterprise regulations. deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency shall report to the commissioner of
administration on compliance with this section. The information must be reported at the
time and in the manner requested by the commissioner.

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.1425, is amended to read:


473.1425 WORKING CAPITAL FUND.

deleted text begin The Metropolitan Council ordeleted text end A metropolitan agency defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 5a
, to the extent allowed by other law or contract, may grant available money
that has been appropriated for socially or economically disadvantaged business programs
to a guaranty fund administered by a nonprofit organization that makes or guarantees working
capital loans to businesses owned and operated by socially or economically disadvantaged
persons as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 23.5. The purpose of
loans made or guaranteed by the organization must be to provide short-term working capital
to enable eligible businesses to be awarded contracts for goods and services or for
construction related services from government agencies.

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.143, is amended to read:


473.143 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLANS.

Subdivision 1.

Application.

For purposes of this section, "agency" means a metropolitan
agency as defined in section 473.121, except the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space
Commission. Agency also means the Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission. For
purposes of this section, "commissioner" means the commissioner of the state Department
of Management and Budget.

Subd. 2.

Development and contents.

deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency shall develop an
affirmative action plan and submit its plan to the commissioner for approval. The
commissioner may not approve a plan unless the commissioner determines that it will be
effective in assuring that employment positions are equally accessible to all qualified persons,
in eliminating the underutilization of qualified members of protected groups, in providing
a supportive work environment to all employees, regardless of race, religion, sex, national
origin, or disability, and in dealing with discrimination complaints. For purposes of this
section, "protected group" has the meaning given it in section 43A.02, subdivision 33. A
plan must contain at least the elements required in this subdivision.

(a) It must identify protected groups that are underrepresented in the deleted text begincouncil's or deleted text endagency's
work force.

(b) It must designate a person responsible for directing and implementing the affirmative
action program and assign the specific responsibilities and duties of that person. The person
responsible for implementing the program shall report directly to the deleted text begincouncil's ordeleted text end agency's
chief operating officer regarding the person's affirmative action duties. The person responsible
for the affirmative action program shall review examination and other selection criteria to
assure compliance with law. This person shall be involved in the filling of all vacancies in
the deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency work force, to the extent necessary to facilitate attainment of affirmative
action goals.

(c) It must describe the methods by which the plan will be communicated to employees
and to other persons.

(d) It must describe methods for recruiting members of protected groups. These methods
may include internship programs, cooperation with union apprenticeship programs, and
other steps necessary to expand the number of protected group members in applicant pools.

(e) It must describe internal procedures in accordance with this paragraph for processing
complaints of alleged discrimination from job applicants and employees. The procedures
must provide for an initial determination of whether the complaint is properly a discrimination
complaint subject to the procedure under the affirmative action plan. Complaints filed under
the discrimination procedures that allege reprisals against an employee for opposing a
forbidden practice or for filing a charge, testifying, or participating in an investigation,
proceeding, or hearing relating to a forbidden practice are appealable to the chief operating
officer of the deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency. Procedures under this paragraph must be distinct from any
procedures available under a union contract or personnel policy for nondiscrimination
complaints. Use of procedures developed under this paragraph is not a prerequisite to filing
charges with a governmental enforcement agency, nor does it limit a person's right to file
these charges.

(f) It must set goals and timetables to eliminate underutilization of members of each
protected group in the deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency work force.

(g) It must provide a plan for retaining and promoting protected group members in the
deleted text begin council ordeleted text end agency work force. This plan should encourage training opportunities for protected
group members, to the extent necessary to eliminate underutilization in specific parts of the
work force.

(h) It must describe methods of auditing, evaluating, and reporting program success,
including a procedure that requires a preemployment review of all hiring decisions for
occupational groups with unmet affirmative action goals.

(i) It must provide for training of management and supervisory personnel in
implementation of the plan and in dealing with alleged acts of discrimination in the
workplace.

(j) It must provide for periodic surveying of the deleted text begincouncil ordeleted text end agency work force to determine
employee attitudes toward implementation of the plan.

(k) It must provide for creation of an employee committee to advise on implementation
of the plan and on any changes needed in the plan.

Subd. 3.

Harassment.

deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency shall adopt written policies
forbidding harassment based on sex, disability, or race in their workplaces and establishing
implementation plans and grievance procedures to deal with complaints of harassment based
on sex, disability, or race.

Subd. 4.

Performance evaluation.

The evaluation of the performance of each supervisory
and managerial employee of the deleted text begincouncil and thedeleted text end agencies must include evaluation of the
person's performance in implementing the deleted text begincouncil's ordeleted text end agency's affirmative action plan and
in preventing forbidden discrimination in the workplace.

Subd. 5.

Report.

By March 1 each year, the commissioner shall report to the legislature
on affirmative action progress of deleted text beginthe council and ofdeleted text end each agency. The report must include:

(1) an audit of the record of deleted text beginthe council anddeleted text end each agency to determine compliance with
affirmative action goals and to evaluate overall progress in attainment of overall affirmative
action objectives;

(2) if deleted text beginthe council ordeleted text end any agency has failed to make satisfactory progress toward its
affirmative action goals, a list of unmet goals and an analysis of why the failure occurred;

(3) a summary of all personnel actions taken by deleted text beginthe council anddeleted text end each agency during the
past calendar year, categorized by occupational group, protected group status, and full-time,
part-time, temporary, and seasonal status; and

(4) a summary of discrimination complaints and lawsuits against deleted text beginthe council and deleted text endeach
agency filed or resolved during the past calendar year, including the basis for the complaints
and lawsuits.

For purposes of this subdivision, "personnel action" means a new hire, promotion,
transfer, demotion, layoff, recall from layoff, suspension with or without pay, letter of
reprimand, involuntary termination, other disciplinary action, and voluntary termination.

deleted text begin The council anddeleted text end Each agency shall report to the commissioner all information that the
commissioner requests to make the report required by this subdivision. In providing this
information, the deleted text begincouncil anddeleted text end agencies are not required to reveal information that is not public
data under chapter 13.

deleted text begin The council anddeleted text end Each agency shall submit these reports at the time and in the manner
requested by the commissioner. The commissioner shall report to the legislature on the
failure of deleted text beginthe council ordeleted text end an agency to file the required report in a timely manner.

Subd. 6.

Coordination.

The commissioner or a designee shall meet with affirmative
action officers of deleted text beginthe council anddeleted text end all of the agencies to share successful techniques and
foster innovative means to implement affirmative action plans and eliminate discrimination
in the workplace.

Subd. 7.

Coordination with legislature.

deleted text beginThe council anddeleted text end Each agency shall facilitate
legislative oversight of equal opportunity practices by providing the legislature access,
including access to computerized records if compatible systems exist, to public data
maintained by the agency. The deleted text begincouncil anddeleted text end agencies must not provide access to information
that is not public data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 8a.

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.144, is amended to read:


473.144 CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE FOR CONTRACTS.

(a) For all contracts for goods and services in excess of $100,000, deleted text beginneither the council
nor an
deleted text end new text beginno new text endagency listed in section 473.143, subdivision 1, shall accept any bid or proposal
for a contract or agreement from any business having more than 40 full-time employees
within this state on a single working day during the previous 12 months, unless the firm or
business has an affirmative action plan for the employment of minority persons, women,
and qualified disabled individuals submitted to the commissioner of human rights for
approval. deleted text beginNeither the council nor andeleted text end new text beginNo new text endagency listed in section 473.143, subdivision 1,
shall execute the contract or agreement until the affirmative action plan has been approved
by the commissioner of human rights. Receipt of a certificate of compliance from the
commissioner of human rights signifies that a business has an approved affirmative action
plan. A certificate is valid for two years. Section 363A.36 governs revocation of certificates.
The rules adopted by the commissioner of human rights under section 363A.37 apply to
this section.

(b) This paragraph applies to a contract for goods or services in excess of $100,000 to
be entered into between deleted text beginthe council ordeleted text end an agency listed in section 473.143, subdivision 1,
and a business that is not subject to paragraph (a), but that has more than 40 full-time
employees on a single working day during the previous 12 months in the state where the
business has its primary place of business. The deleted text begincouncil or thedeleted text end agency may not execute a
contract or agreement with a business covered by this paragraph unless the business has a
certificate of compliance issued by the commissioner under paragraph (a) or the business
certifies to the contracting agency that it is in compliance with federal affirmative action
requirements.

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.145, is amended to read:


473.145 DEVELOPMENT GUIDE.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endshall prepare and adopt, after
appropriate study and such public hearings as may be necessary, a comprehensive
development guide for the metropolitan area. It shall consist of a compilation of policy
statements, goals, standards, programs, and maps prescribing guides for the orderly and
economical development, public and private, of the metropolitan area. The comprehensive
development guide shall recognize and encompass physical, social, or economic needs of
the metropolitan area and those future developments which will have an impact on the entire
area including but not limited to such matters as land use, parks and open space land needs,
the necessity for and location of airports, highways, transit facilities, public hospitals,
libraries, schools, and other public buildings.

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endshall adopt
a long-range comprehensive policy plan for transportation and wastewater treatment. The
plans must substantially conform to all policy statements, purposes, goals, standards, and
maps in the development guide deleted text begindeveloped and adopted by the council deleted text endnew text beginrequired new text endunder this
chapter. Each policy plan must include, to the extent appropriate to the functions, services,
and systems covered, the following:

(1) forecasts of changes in the general levels and distribution of population, households,
employment, land uses, and other relevant matters, for the metropolitan area and appropriate
subareas;

(2) a statement of issues, problems, needs, and opportunities with respect to the functions,
services, and systems covered;

(3) a statement of deleted text beginthe council'sdeleted text end goals, objectives, and priorities with respect to the
functions, services, and systems covered, addressing areas and populations to be served,
the levels, distribution, and staging of services; a general description of the facility systems
required to support the services; the estimated cost of improvements required to achieve
the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text end goals for the regional systems, including an analysis of what portion of the
funding for each improvement is proposed to come from the state, deleted text beginMetropolitan Council
levies, and
deleted text endcities, counties, and towns in the metropolitan area, respectively, and other
similar matters;

(4) a statement of policies to effectuate the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text end goals, objectives, and priorities;

(5) a statement of the fiscal implications of the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text end plan, including a statement of:
(i) the resources available under existing fiscal policy; (ii) the adequacy of resources under
existing fiscal policy and any shortfalls and unattended needs; (iii) additional resources, if
any, that are or may be required to effectuate the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration's
new text end goals, objectives, and priorities; and (iv) any changes in existing fiscal policy, on regional
revenues and intergovernmental aids respectively, that are expected or deleted text beginthat the council hasdeleted text end
recommended deleted text beginor may recommenddeleted text endnew text begin in the plannew text end;

(6) a statement of the relationship of the policy plan to other policy plans and chapters
of the deleted text beginMetropolitandeleted text end development guide;new text begin and
new text end

(7) deleted text begina statement of the relationships to local comprehensive plans prepared under sections
473.851 to 473.871; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end additional general information as may be necessary to develop the policy plan or as
may be required by the laws relating to the metropolitan agency and function covered by
the policy plan.

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

deleted text beginDevelopment guide:deleted text end Transportation.

The transportation chapter must include
policies relating to all transportation forms and be designed to promote the legislative
determinations, policies, and goals set forth in section 473.371. In addition to the
requirements of subdivision 1 regarding the contents of the policy plan, the nontransit
element of the transportation chapter must include the following:

(1) a statement of the needs and problems of the metropolitan area with respect to the
functions covered, including the present and prospective demand for and constraints on
access to regional business concentrations and other major activity centers and the constraints
on and acceptable levels of development and vehicular trip generation at such centers;

(2) the objectives of and the policies to be forwarded by the policy plan;

(3) a general description of the physical facilities and services to be developed;

(4) a statement as to the general location of physical facilities and service areas;

(5) a general statement of timing and priorities in the development of those physical
facilities and service areas;

(6) a detailed statement, updated every two years, of timing and priorities for
improvements and expenditures needed on the metropolitan highway system;

(7) a general statement on the level of public expenditure appropriate to the facilities;
and

(8) a long-range assessment of air transportation trends and factors that may affect airport
development in the metropolitan area and policies and strategies that will ensure a
comprehensive, coordinated, and timely investigation and evaluation of alternatives for
airport development.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endshall develop the nontransit element in
consultation with the transportation advisory board and the Metropolitan Airports
Commission and cities having an airport located within or adjacent to its corporate
boundariesdeleted text begin. The council shall also takedeleted text endnew text begin, takingnew text end into consideration the airport development
and operations plans and activities of the commission. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of
administration
new text endshall transmit the results to the deleted text beginstatedeleted text end Department of Transportation.

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Transportation planning.

(a) The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council is the designateddeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner and affected local governments shall cooperate to designate a
new text end planning agency
for any long-range comprehensive transportation planning required by section 134 of the
Federal Highway Act of 1962, Section 4 of Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 and
Section 112 of Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 and other federal transportation laws. The
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end shall assure administration and coordination of
transportation planning with appropriate state, regional and other agencies, counties, and
municipalities.

(b) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end shall establish an advisory body consisting
of citizens and representatives of municipalities, counties, and state agencies in fulfillment
of the planning responsibilities of the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end. The membership
of the advisory body must consist of:

(1) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;

(2) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner's designee;

(3) one member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission appointed by the commission;

(4) one person appointed by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end to represent nonmotorized
transportation;

(5) one person appointed by the commissioner deleted text beginof transportationdeleted text end to represent the freight
transportation industry;

(6) two persons appointed by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end to represent public transit;

(7) ten elected officials of cities within the metropolitan area, including one representative
from each first-class city, appointed by the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities;

(8) one member of the county board of each county in the seven-county metropolitan
area, appointed by the respective county boards;new text begin and
new text end

(9) eight citizens appointed by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, one from each deleted text begincouncil precinctdeleted text endnew text begin
Metropolitan Airports Commission District
new text end;

(10) one elected official from a city participating in the replacement service program
under section 473.388, appointed by the Suburban Transit Associationdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (11) one member of the council, appointed by the council.
deleted text end

(c) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end shall appoint a chair from among the members
of the advisory body.

Sec. 96.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Consultation with agency; predrafting notice. new text end

new text begin (a) In preparing or amending
the policy plan, the commissioner of administration shall consult with and make use of the
expertise of the affected metropolitan agency. The agency shall cooperate with the
commissioner and make its records, studies, plans, and other information available to the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) Before beginning to prepare a substantial revision of a policy plan, the office shall
publish notice and request comments from the public. At least 90 days before publication
of the predrafting notice, the office shall submit a draft of the notice to the affected
metropolitan agency for review and comment. The predrafting notice must include a
statement of the subjects expected to be covered by the policy and implementation plans;
a summary of important problems, issues, and matters that are expected to be addressed in
the plans; and a summary of the studies and other information required as the basis of the
plans. All interested persons must be afforded an opportunity to submit data or views on
the predrafting notice, either orally or in writing.
new text end

new text begin (c) Before adopting a policy plan or substantial revision, the commissioner shall submit
the proposed plan to the affected metropolitan agency for its review, and the agency shall
report its comments to the commissioner within 90 days.
new text end

Sec. 97.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Hearing; adoption. new text end

new text begin The office shall hold a public hearing on the proposed
policy plan at a time and place in the metropolitan area determined by the commissioner.
Not less than 15 days before the hearing, the commissioner shall publish notice in a
newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the metropolitan area, stating the
date, time, and place of hearing, and the place where the proposed policy plan and agency
comments may be examined by any interested person. At any hearing, interested persons
must be permitted to present their views on the policy plan, and the hearing may be continued
from time to time. After receipt of the agency's report and the hearing, the commissioner
may revise the proposed plan giving appropriate consideration to all comments received
and thereafter shall adopt the plan by resolution.
new text end

Sec. 98.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Effect. new text end

new text begin Adopted policy plans must be followed by the office and the affected
metropolitan agency.
new text end

Sec. 99.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Amendment. new text end

new text begin An amendment to a policy plan may be initiated by the
commissioner or by an affected metropolitan agency. At least every five years, the
commissioner shall engage in a comprehensive review of the policy plan and revise the plan
as necessary. The commissioner shall amend a policy plan in accordance with the procedures
established in this section.
new text end

Sec. 100.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.8011, is amended to read:


473.8011 METROPOLITAN AGENCY RECYCLING GOAL.

By December 31, 1993, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end each metropolitan agency as defined
in section 473.121, and the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District established in section
473.702 shall recycle at least 40 percent by weight of the solid waste generated by their
offices or other operations. The commissioner shall provide information and technical
assistance to deleted text beginthe council,deleted text end agenciesdeleted text begin,deleted text end and the district to implement effective recycling programs.

By August 1 of each year, deleted text beginthe council,deleted text end each agencydeleted text begin,deleted text end and the district shall submit to the
Pollution Control Agency a report for the previous fiscal year describing recycling rates,
specified by the county in which the deleted text begincouncil,deleted text end agencydeleted text begin,deleted text end or operation is located, and progress
toward meeting the recycling goal. The Pollution Control Agency shall incorporate the
recycling rates reported in the respective county's recycling rates for the previous fiscal
year.

If the goal is not met, the deleted text begincouncil,deleted text end agencydeleted text begin,deleted text end or district must include in its 1994 report
reasons for not meeting the goal and a plan for meeting it in the future.

Sec. 101.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.910, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Membership.

The board shall be composed of deleted text begin13deleted text end new text begin12 new text endmembers. Three members
must be appointed by the Minneapolis City Council from among its members; three by the
Hennepin County Board, from among its members; one by the Minneapolis Park Board,
from among its members; deleted text beginone by the Metropolitan Council, from among its members;deleted text end two
members of the public appointed by the Minneapolis City Council; two members of the
public appointed by the Hennepin County Board; and one member appointed by the member
of Congress from the fifth district or the member's designee. The public members must
reside or do business in the affected area.

Sec. 102.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 477A.011, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Population.

"Population" means the population estimated or established as of
July 15 in an aid calculation year by the most recent federal census, by a special census
conducted under contract with the United States Bureau of the Census, deleted text beginby a population
estimate made by the Metropolitan Council pursuant to section 473.24,
deleted text end or by a population
estimate of the state demographer made pursuant to section 4A.02, whichever is the most
recent as to the stated date of the count or estimate for the preceding calendar year, and
which has been certified to the commissioner of revenue on or before July 15 of the aid
calculation year. The term "per capita" refers to population as defined by this subdivision.
A revision of an estimate or count is effective for these purposes only if it is certified to the
commissioner on or before July 15 of the aid calculation year. Clerical errors in the
certification or use of the estimates and counts established as of July 15 in the aid calculation
year are subject to correction within the time periods allowed under section 477A.014.

Sec. 103.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 477A.011, subdivision 38, is amended to read:


Subd. 38.

Household size.

"Household size" means the average number of persons per
household in the jurisdiction as most recently estimated and reported by the state
demographer deleted text beginand Metropolitan Councildeleted text end as of July 15 of the aid calculation year. A revision
to an estimate or enumeration is effective for these purposes only if it is certified to the
commissioner on or before July 15 of the aid calculation year. Clerical errors in the
certification or use of estimates and counts established as of July 15 in the aid calculation
year are subject to correction within the time periods allowed under section 477A.014.

Sec. 104.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 477A.0124, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given them.

(b) "County program aid" means the sum of "county need aid," "county tax base
equalization aid," and "county transition aid."

(c) "Age-adjusted population" means a county's population multiplied by the county age
index.

(d) "County age index" means the percentage of the population over age 65 within the
county divided by the percentage of the population over age 65 within the state, except that
the age index for any county may not be greater than 1.8 nor less than 0.8.

(e) "Population over age 65" means the population over age 65 established as of July
15 in an aid calculation year by the most recent federal census, by a special census conducted
under contract with the United States Bureau of the Census, deleted text beginby a population estimate made
by the Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end or by a population estimate of the state demographer made
pursuant to section 4A.02, whichever is the most recent as to the stated date of the count or
estimate for the preceding calendar year and which has been certified to the commissioner
of revenue on or before July 15 of the aid calculation year. A revision to an estimate or
count is effective for these purposes only if certified to the commissioner on or before July
15 of the aid calculation year. Clerical errors in the certification or use of estimates and
counts established as of July 15 in the aid calculation year are subject to correction within
the time periods allowed under section 477A.014.

(f) "Part I crimes" means the three-year average annual number of Part I crimes reported
for each county by the Department of Public Safety for the most recent years available. By
July 1 of each year, the commissioner of public safety shall certify to the commissioner of
revenue the number of Part I crimes reported for each county for the three most recent
calendar years available.

(g) "Households receiving food stamps" means the average monthly number of
households receiving food stamps for the three most recent years for which data is available.
By July 1 of each year, the commissioner of human services must certify to the commissioner
of revenue the average monthly number of households in the state and in each county that
receive food stamps, for the three most recent calendar years available.

(h) "County net tax capacity" means the county's adjusted net tax capacity under section
273.1325.

Sec. 105.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 572A.02, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Decision factors.

In disputes brought under this section, the arbitration panel
shall consider the following factors in making a decision:

(1) present population and number of households, past population, and projected
population growth of the subject area and adjacent units of local government;

(2) quantity of land within the subject area and adjacent units of local government; and
natural terrain including recognizable physical features, general topography, major
watersheds, soil conditions, and such natural features as rivers, lakes, and major bluffs;

(3) degree of contiguity of the boundaries between the municipality and the subject area;

(4) present pattern of physical development, planning, and intended land uses in the
subject area and the municipality including residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural,
and institutional land uses and the impact of the proposed action on those land uses;

(5) the present transportation network and potential transportation issues, including
proposed highway development;

(6) land use controls and planning presently being utilized in the municipality and the
subject area, including comprehensive plans for development in the area deleted text beginand plans and
policies of the Metropolitan Council
deleted text end, and whether there are inconsistencies between proposed
development and existing land use controls and the reasons therefore;

(7) existing levels of governmental services being provided in the municipality and the
subject area, including water and sewer service, fire rating and protection, law enforcement,
street improvements and maintenance, administrative services, and recreational facilities
and the impact of the proposed action on the delivery of said services;

(8) existing or potential environmental problems and whether the proposed action is
likely to improve or resolve these problems;

(9) plans and programs by the municipality for providing needed governmental services
to the subject area;

(10) an analysis of the fiscal impact on the municipality, the subject area, and adjacent
units of local government, including net tax capacity and the present bonded indebtedness,
and the local tax rates of the county, school district, and township;

(11) relationship and effect of the proposed action on affected and adjacent school
districts and communities;

(12) adequacy of town government to deliver services to the subject area;

(13) analysis of whether necessary governmental services can best be provided through
the proposed action or another type of boundary adjustment; and

(14) if only a part of a township is annexed, the ability of the remainder of the township
to continue or the feasibility of it being incorporated separately or being annexed to another
municipality.

Any party to the proceeding may present evidence and testimony on any of the above factors
at the hearing on the matter.

Sec. 106.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 604B.04, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Governmental unit immunity.

No cause of action may be maintained against
a governmental unit as defined in section 462.384, subdivision 2, including governmental
units acting jointly under section 471.59, for damages or harm resulting from the collection,
publication, or dissemination of year 2000 solution information to other governmental units
or deleted text beginto the Metropolitan Council ordeleted text end new text beginmetropolitan new text endagencies.

Sec. 107.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.2231, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Transit operators.

(a) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if (1) the
person assaults a transit operator, or intentionally throws or otherwise transfers bodily fluids
onto a transit operator; and (2) the transit operator is acting in the course of the operator's
duties and is operating a transit vehicle, aboard a transit vehicle, or otherwise responsible
for a transit vehicle. A person convicted under this paragraph may be sentenced to
imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000,
or both.

(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, "transit operator" means a driver or operator of
a transit vehicle that is used to provide any of the following services:

(1) public transit, as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 7;

(2) light rail transit service;

(3) special transportation service under section 473.386, whether provided by the
deleted text begin Metropolitan Councildeleted text end new text beginDepartment of Transportation new text endor by other providers under contract
with the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end; or

(4) commuter rail service.

Sec. 108.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.594, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

As used in this section:

(1) "critical public service facility" includes railroad yards and stations, bus stations,
airports, and other mass transit facilities; oil refineries; storage areas or facilities for hazardous
materials, hazardous substances, or hazardous wastes; and bridges;

(2) "pipeline" has the meaning given in section 609.6055, subdivision 1; and

(3) "utility" includes: (i) any organization defined as a utility in section 216C.06,
subdivision 18
; (ii) any telecommunications carrier or telephone company regulated under
chapter 237; and (iii) any local utility or enterprise formed for the purpose of providing
electrical or gas heating and power, telephone, water, sewage, wastewater, or other related
utility service, which is owned, controlled, or regulated by a town, a statutory or home rule
charter city, a county, a port development authority, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end a district
heating authority, a regional commission or other regional government unit, or a combination
of these governmental units.

Sec. 109.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.6055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) As used in this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.

(b) "Critical public service facility" includes buildings and other physical structures, and
fenced in or otherwise enclosed property, of railroad yards and stations, bus stations, airports,
and other mass transit facilities; oil refineries; and storage areas or facilities for hazardous
materials, hazardous substances, or hazardous wastes. The term also includes nonpublic
portions of bridges. The term does not include railroad tracks extending beyond a critical
public service facility.

(c) "Pipeline" includes an aboveground pipeline, a belowground pipeline housed in an
underground structure, and any equipment, facility, or building located in this state that is
used to transport natural or synthetic gas, crude petroleum or petroleum fuels or oil or their
derivatives, or hazardous liquids, to or within a distribution, refining, manufacturing, or
storage facility that is located inside or outside of this state. Pipeline does not include service
lines.

(d) "Utility" includes:

(1) any organization defined as a utility in section 216C.06, subdivision 18;

(2) any telecommunications carrier or telephone company regulated under chapter 237;
and

(3) any local utility or enterprise formed for the purpose of providing electrical or gas
heating and power, telephone, water, sewage, wastewater, or other related utility service,
which is owned, controlled, or regulated by a town, a statutory or home rule charter city, a
county, a port development authority, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end a district heating authority,
a regional commission or other regional government unit, or a combination of these
governmental units.

The term does not include property located above buried power or telecommunications
lines or property located below suspended power or telecommunications lines, unless the
property is fenced in or otherwise enclosed.

(e) "Utility line" includes power, telecommunications, and transmissions lines as well
as related equipment owned or controlled by a utility.

Sec. 110. new text beginBONDS.
new text end

new text begin Bonds and other debt authorized by any sections of statute affected by this article that
are outstanding on the effective date of this article must be paid and retired according to
those sections and the terms of the bonds or other debt instruments. The auditors of the
metropolitan counties shall see to the administration of this section.
new text end

Sec. 111. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 3.8841; 103B.235, subdivision 3a; 238.43,
subdivision 5; 297A.992, subdivision 12; 462.382; 462C.071, subdivision 4; 473.121,
subdivisions 3 and 8; 473.123, subdivisions 1, 2a, 3, 3a, 3e, 4, and 8; 473.125; 473.127;
473.129; 473.1293; 473.132; 473.165; 473.24; 473.242; 473.245; 473.246; 473.249,
subdivisions 1 and 2; 473.25; 473.251; 473.253; 473.254; 473.255; 473.3875; and 473.915,
new text end new text begin
are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, parts 5800.0010; 5800.0020; 5800.0030; 5800.0040; 5800.0050;
5800.0060; 5800.0070; 5800.0080; 5800.0090; 5800.0100; 5800.0110; 5800.0120;
5800.0130; 5800.0140; and 5800.0150,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 112. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO COMMUNICATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 403.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Standing appropriation; costs covered.

The amount necessary to pay
debt service costs and reserves for bonds issued by the Metropolitan Council under section
403.27 new text beginbefore July 1, 2018, new text endor by the commissioner of management and budget under section
403.275 is appropriated from the 911 emergency telecommunications service account
established under section 403.11 to the commissioner of management and budget. The
commissioner of management and budget shall transmit the necessary amounts to the
deleted text begin Metropolitan Council as requested by the councildeleted text endnew text begin auditors of the metropolitan counties as
requested by the auditors
new text end.

This appropriation shall be used to pay annual debt service costs and reserves for bonds
issued pursuant to section 403.27 or 403.275 prior to use of fee money to pay other costs
or to support other appropriations.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 403.31, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Powers of government units.

To accomplish any duty imposed on it by the
deleted text begin council ordeleted text end radio board, the governing body of every local government in the metropolitan
area may exercise the powers granted any municipality by chapters 117, 412, 429, and 475
and by sections 115.46, 444.075, and 471.59.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 403.31, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Deficiency tax levies.

If the governing body of any local government using the
first or second phase system fails to meet any payment to the board under subdivision 1
when due, the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text beginlocal government governing body new text endmay certify to the
auditor of the county in which the government unit is located the amount required for
payment of the amount due with interest at six percent per year. The auditor shall levy and
extend the amount due, with interest, as a tax upon all taxable property in the government
unit for the next calendar year, free from any existing limitations imposed by law or charter.
This tax shall be collected in the same manner as the general taxes of the government unit,
and the proceeds of the tax, when collected, shall be paid by the county treasurer to the
board and credited to the government unit for which the tax was levied.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 403.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

(a) The commissioner of public safety shall convene and
chair the Statewide Radio Board to develop a project plan for a statewide, shared, trunked
public safety radio communication system. The system may be referred to as "Allied Radio
Matrix for Emergency Response," or "ARMER."

(b) The board consists of the following members or their designees:

(1) the commissioner of public safety;

(2) the commissioner of transportation;

(3) the state chief information officer;

(4) the commissioner of natural resources;

(5) the chief of the Minnesota State Patrol;

deleted text begin (6) the chair of the Metropolitan Council;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endtwo elected city officials, one from the nine-county metropolitan area and one
from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the League of Minnesota
Cities;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endtwo elected county officials, one from the nine-county metropolitan area and one
from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the Association of Minnesota
Counties;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endtwo sheriffs, one from the nine-county metropolitan area and one from Greater
Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endtwo chiefs of police, one from the nine-county metropolitan area and one from
Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governor after considering recommendations made by
the Minnesota Chiefs' of Police Association;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endtwo fire chiefs, one from the nine-county metropolitan area and one from
Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governor after considering recommendations made by
the Minnesota Fire Chiefs' Association;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endtwo representatives of emergency medical service providers, one from the
nine-county metropolitan area and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governor
after considering recommendations made by the Minnesota Ambulance Association;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endthe chair of the regional radio board for the metropolitan area; and

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text enda representative of Greater Minnesota elected by those units of government in
phase three and any subsequent phase of development as defined in the statewide, shared
radio and communication plan, who have submitted a plan to the Statewide Radio Board
and where development has been initiated.

(c) The Statewide Radio Board shall coordinate the appointment of board members
representing Greater Minnesota with the appointing authorities and may designate the
geographic region or regions from which an appointed board member is selected where
necessary to provide representation from throughout the state.

Sec. 5. new text beginBONDS AND CERTIFICATES.
new text end

new text begin Debt obligations authorized and issued under Minnesota Statutes, section 403.27, before
the effective date of this article must be paid for and retired according to that section and
the terms of those obligations and their bond indentures and trust agreements. The
metropolitan county auditors shall administer this section.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 403.27; 403.29, subdivision 4; and 403.32, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

FISCAL DISPARITIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473F.02, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Population.

"Population" means the most recent estimate of the population of
a municipality made by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council under section 473.24deleted text endnew text begin state demographernew text end
and filed with the commissioner of revenue as of July 15 of the year in which a municipality's
distribution net tax capacity is calculated.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473F.02, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Municipality.

"Municipality" means a city, town, or township located in whole
or part within the area, but not the cities of New Prague or Northfield. If a municipality is
located partly within and partly without the area, the references in sections 473F.01 to
473F.13 to property or any portion thereof subject to taxation or taxing jurisdiction within
the municipality are to such property or portion thereof as is located in that portion of the
municipality within the area, except that the fiscal capacity of such a municipality shall be
computed upon the basis of the valuation and population of the entire municipality.

A municipality shall be excluded from the area if its municipal comprehensive zoning
and planning policies conscientiously exclude most commercial-industrial development,
for reasons other than preserving an agricultural use. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council and the
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administration and the new text endcommissioner of revenue shall jointly make this
determination annually and shall notify those municipalities that are ineligible to participate
in the tax base sharing program provided in this chapter for the following year.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473F.08, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Apportionment of levy.

The county auditor shall apportion the levy of each
governmental unit in the auditor's county in the manner prescribed by this subdivision. The
auditor shall:

(a) by August 20, determine the areawide portion of the levy for each governmental unit
by multiplying the local tax rate of the governmental unit for the preceding levy year times
the distribution value set forth in subdivision 2, clause (b);

(b) by September 5, determine the local portion of the current year's levy by subtracting
the resulting amount from clause (a) from the governmental unit's current year's levy;new text begin and
new text end

(c) for determinations made under clause (a) in the case of school districts, for taxes
payable in 2002, exclude the general education tax rate and the portion of the referendum
tax rate attributable to the first $415 per pupil unit from the local tax rate for the preceding
levy yeardeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (d) for determinations made under clause (a) in the case of the Metropolitan Council,
for taxes payable in 2002, exclude the transit operating tax rate from the local tax rate for
the preceding levy year; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) for determinations made under clause (a) in the case of transit opt-out cities, for taxes
payable in 2002, exclude the opt-out transit rate from the local tax rate for the preceding
levy year.
deleted text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473F.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Areawide tax rate.

On or before August 25 of each year, the county auditor
shall certify to the administrative auditor that portion of the levy of each governmental unit
determined under subdivisions 3, clause (a), new text beginand new text end3adeleted text begin, and 3bdeleted text end. The administrative auditor shall
then determine the areawide tax rate sufficient to yield an amount equal to the sum of such
levies from the areawide net tax capacity. On or before September 1 of each year, the
administrative auditor shall certify the areawide tax rate to each of the county auditors.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473F.08, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Certification of values; payment.

The administrative auditor shall determine
for each county the difference between the total levy on distribution value pursuant to
subdivisions 3, clause (a), new text beginand new text end3adeleted text begin, and 3bdeleted text end, within the county and the total tax on contribution
value pursuant to subdivision 6, within the county. On or before May 16 of each year, the
administrative auditor shall certify the differences so determined to each county auditor. In
addition, the administrative auditor shall certify to those county auditors for whose county
the total tax on contribution value exceeds the total levy on distribution value the settlement
the county is to make to the other counties of the excess of the total tax on contribution
value over the total levy on distribution value in the county. On or before June 15 and
November 15 of each year, each county treasurer in a county having a total tax on
contribution value in excess of the total levy on distribution value shall pay one-half of the
excess to the other counties in accordance with the administrative auditors certification.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473F.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Certification of change in status.

If a municipality is dissolved, is
consolidated with all or part of another municipality, annexes territory, has a portion of its
territory detached from it, or is newly incorporated, the secretary of state shall immediately
certify that fact to the commissioner of revenue. The secretary of state shall also certify to
the commissioner of revenue the current population of the new, enlarged, or successor
municipality, if determined by the chief administrative law judge of the state Office of
Administrative Hearings incident to consolidation, annexation, or incorporation proceedings.
The population so certified shall govern for purposes of sections 473F.01 to 473F.13 until
the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text beginstate demographer new text endfiles its first population estimate as of a later
date with the commissioner of revenue. If an annexation of unincorporated land occurs
without proceedings before the chief administrative law judge, the population of the annexing
municipality as previously determined shall continue to govern for purposes of sections
473F.01 to 473F.13 until the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text beginstate demographer new text endfiles its first population
estimate as of a later date with the commissioner of revenue.

Sec. 7. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 473F.02, subdivision 21; and 473F.08, subdivision
3b,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

METROPOLITAN LAND USE PLANNING

Section 1. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 473.175; 473.181, subdivisions 2 and 5; 473.191;
473.206; 473.208; 473.851; 473.852, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; 473.853;
473.854; 473.856; 473.857; 473.858; 473.859; 473.86; 473.861; 473.862; 473.864; 473.865;
473.866; 473.867, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6; 473.869; 473.87; and 473.871,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

METROPOLITAN AIRPORTS COMMISSION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.192, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, "metropolitan area" has the meaning
given it in section 473.121, subdivision 2. "Transportation policy plan" means the plan
adopted by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endpursuant to section
473.145. "Municipality" has the meaning provided by section 462.352, subdivision 2.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.192, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Ordinance.

A municipality in the metropolitan area that, in part or in whole,
is within the aircraft noise zones designated in the transportation policy plan may adopt and
enforce ordinances and controls to regulate building construction methods and materials
for the purpose of attenuating aircraft noise in habitable buildings in and around the noise
zone. The ordinance or control shall not apply to remodeling or rehabilitating an existing
residential building nor to the construction of an appurtenance to an existing residential
building. An ordinance adopted by a municipality must be adequate to implement the
deleted text begin Metropolitan Council'sdeleted text end guidelines new text beginof the commissioner of administration new text endfor land use
compatibility with aircraft noise. Section 326B.121 does not apply to ordinances adopted
under this section.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.602, is amended to read:


473.602 DECLARATION OF PURPOSES.

It is the purpose of sections 473.601 to 473.679 to:

(1) promote the public welfare and national security; serve public interest, convenience,
and necessity; promote air navigation and transportation, international, national, state, and
local, in and through this state; promote the efficient, safe, and economical handling of air
commerce; assure the inclusion of this state in national and international programs of air
transportation; and to those ends to develop the full potentialities of the metropolitan area
in this state as an aviation center, and to correlate that area with all aviation facilities in the
entire state so as to provide for the most economical and effective use of aeronautic facilities
and services in that area;

(2) assure the residents of the metropolitan area of the minimum environmental impact
from air navigation and transportation, and to that end provide for noise abatement, control
of airport area land use, and other protective measures; and

(3) promote the overall goals of the state's environmental policies and minimize the
public's exposure to noise and safety hazards around airports.

To achieve these purposes, the corporation shall cooperate with and assist the
deleted text begin Metropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end, the federal government, the
commissioner of transportation of this state, the Pollution Control Agency, and others
engaged in aeronautics or the promotion and regulation of aeronautics and shall seek to
coordinate its activities with the aeronautical activities of these bodies.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.604, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Composition.

The commission consists of:

(1) the mayor of each of the cities, or a qualified voter appointed by the mayor, for the
term of office as mayor;

(2) eight members, appointed by the governor, one from each of the following deleted text beginagencydeleted text end
districtsnew text begin, based on the Metropolitan Council plan MC2013-1A, on file with the Geographical
Information Systems Office of the Legislative Coordinating Commission and published on
its Web site on April 9, 2013
new text end:

(i) district A, consisting of council districts 1 and 2;

(ii) district B, consisting of council districts 3 and 4;

(iii) district C, consisting of council districts 5 and 6;

(iv) district D, consisting of council districts 7 and 8;

(v) district E, consisting of council districts 9 and 10;

(vi) district F, consisting of council districts 11 and 12;

(vii) district G, consisting of council districts 13 and 14; and

(viii) district H, consisting of council districts 15 and 16.

Each member shall be a resident of the district represented. For appointments after June 2,
2006, a member must have resided in the district for at least six months and in the state for
at least one year immediately preceding the appointment. The terms of the members from
districts A, B, F, and H expire on January 1, 2007. The terms of the members from districts
C, D, E, and G expire on January 5, 2009. The successors of each member must be appointed
to four-year terms. Before making an appointment, the governor shall consult with each
member of the legislature from the district for which the member is to be appointed, to
solicit the legislator's recommendation on the appointment;

(3) four members appointed by the governor from outside of the metropolitan area to
reflect fairly the various regions and interests throughout the state that are affected by the
operation of the commission's major airport and airport system. Two of these members must
be residents of statutory or home rule charter cities, towns, or counties containing an airport
designated by the commissioner of transportation as a key airport. The other two must be
residents of statutory or home rule charter cities, towns, or counties containing an airport
designated by the commissioner of transportation as an intermediate airport. The members
must be appointed by the governor as follows: one for a term of one year, one for a term of
two years, one for a term of three years, and one for a term of four years. All of the terms
start on July 1, 1989. The successors of each member must be appointed to four-year terms
commencing on the first Monday in January of each fourth year after the expiration of the
original term. Before making an appointment, the governor shall consult each member of
the legislature representing the municipality or county from which the member is to be
appointed, to solicit the legislator's recommendation on the appointment; and

(4) a chair appointed by the governor for a term of four years. The chair may be removed
at the pleasure of the governor.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.604, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Redistricting. new text end

new text begin The legislature shall redraw the boundaries of the districts after
each decennial federal census so that each district has substantially equal population.
Redistricting is effective in the year ending in the numeral "3." Within 60 days after a
redistricting plan takes effect, the governor shall appoint members from the newly drawn
districts to serve terms as provided under subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.608, subdivision 19, is amended to read:


Subd. 19.

Acoustical barriers.

The corporation shall construct an acoustical barrier in
or along the perimeter of maintenance areas of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
It also shall construct acoustical barriers along the perimeter of runways of such airport
where it is reasonably necessary, practical and safe to do so according to the standards of
the Federal Aviation Administration. All barriers shall conform to specifications approved
by the Pollution Control Agency. For purposes of this subdivision, an acoustical barrier is
a wall, fence, natural barrier such as an earthen barrier or trees designed to abate noise. The
corporation shall also confer and cooperate with any entity which it creates for the purpose
of studying and implementing sound abatement programs and with representatives of persons
residing in the vicinity of any airport who desire to explore means for relieving the area of
the detrimental effects of aircraft noise.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law none of the construction authorized by
this subdivision shall be subject to review or approval by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.611, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

New or existing airports.

Any long-term comprehensive plans adopted by the
commission for the betterment and enlargement of existing airports, for the acquisition and
construction of new airports, and for the categories of use of airports owned or controlled
by the commission shall be consistent with the development guide of the deleted text beginMetropolitan
Council
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.638, is amended to read:


473.638 CONTROL MEASURE INVOLVING TAKING.

Subd. 2.

Retention or sale of property.

The commission may retain any property now
owned by it deleted text beginor acquired under subdivision 1deleted text end and use it for a lawful purpose, or it may provide
for the sale or other disposition of the property in accordance with a redevelopment plan in
the same manner and upon the same terms as the housing and redevelopment authority and
governing body of a municipality under the provisions of section 469.029, all subject to
existing land use and development control measures approved by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner
of administration
new text end.

Subd. 3.

Sharing of costs.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission and any other
government unit in the metropolitan area may enter into an agreement under which the cost
of acquiring a property and the proceeds from the sale or other disposition of it under
subdivision 2 are to be shared by the commission and such government unit. The commissiondeleted text begin,
the Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end or any government unit may also enter into any agreements with
the United States or the state of Minnesota, or any agency or subdivision of either, and do
all acts and things required by state or federal law or rules as a condition or consideration
for the loan or grant of funds or property for the purpose of land acquisition or improvement
under subdivisions 1 and 2.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.64, is amended to read:


473.64 GOVERNMENTS IN AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AREA; TAX SHARING.

The governing bodies of government units located wholly or partly in an airport
development area shall jointly study and decide upon a plan for the sharing of property tax
revenues derived from property located in an airport development area. If 80 percent of the
government units having territory within the airport development area agree upon a plan,
the plan is effective, and all government units shall enter into whatever agreements may be
necessary for this purpose. The plan, however, may not impair the existing contract
obligations of any government unit. This section does not apply to the Metropolitan Airports
Commission deleted text beginor the councildeleted text end.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.655, is amended to read:


473.655 PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENTAL PURPOSES.

It is hereby determined and declared that the purposes of sections 473.601 to 473.679
are public and governmental; that the development of the metropolitan airports system by
the corporation be consistent with the transportation chapter of the Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncil'sdeleted text end
Development Guide and promote the public safety and welfare of the state; and that the
development, extension, maintenance, and operation of the system in such a manner as to
assure the residents of the metropolitan area of the minimum environmental impact from
air navigation and transportation, with provision for noise abatement, control of airport area
land use, and other protective measures, is essential to the development of air navigation
and transportation in and through this state, and is necessary in order to assure the inclusion
of this state in national and international systems of air transportation, benefits the people
of the state as a whole, renders a general public service, and provides employment, and is
of great public economic benefit.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.661, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Noise mitigation.

(a) According to the schedule in paragraph (b), commission
funds must be dedicated (1) to supplement the implementation of corrective land use
management measures approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the
commission's Federal Aviation Regulations, part 150 noise compatibility program, and (2)
for soundproofing and accompanying air conditioning of residences, schools, and other
public buildings when there is a demonstrated need because of aircraft noise, regardless of
the location of the building to be soundproofed.

(b) The noise mitigation program described in paragraph (a) shall be funded by the
commission from whatever source of funds according to the following schedule:

In 1993, an amount equal to 20 percent of the passenger facilities charges revenue amount
budgeted by the commission for 1993;

In 1994, an amount equal to 20 percent of the passenger facilities charges revenue amount
budgeted by the commission for 1994;

In 1995, an amount equal to 35 percent of the passenger facilities charges revenue amount
budgeted by the commission for 1995; and

In 1996 and 1997, an amount equal to 40 percent of the passenger facilities charges
revenue amount budgeted by the commission for 1996.

(c) From 1996 to 2002, the commission shall spend no less than $185,000,000 from any
source of funds for insulation and accompanying air conditioning of residences, schools,
and other publicly owned buildings where there is a demonstrated need because of aircraft
noise; and property acquisition, limited to residences, schools, and other publicly owned
buildings, within the noise impacted area. In addition, the corporation shall insulate and air
condition four schools in Minneapolis and two schools in Richfield that are located in the
1996 60 Ldn contour.

(d) Before the commission constructs a new runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport, the commission shall determine the probable levels of noise that will result in
various parts of the metropolitan area from the operation of aircraft on the new runway and
shall develop a program to mitigate noise in those parts of the metropolitan area that are
located outside the 1996 65 Ldn contour but will be located within the 65 Ldn contour as
established after the new runway is in operation. Based upon this determination, the
commission shall reserve in its annual budget, until noise mitigation measures are completed,
an amount of money necessary to implement this noise mitigation program in the newly
impacted areas.

(e) The commission's capital improvement projects, program, and plan must reflect the
requirements of this section. As part of the commission's report to the legislature under
section 473.621, subdivision 1a, the commission must provide a description and the status
of each noise mitigation project implemented under this section.

deleted text begin (f) Within 180 days of submitting the commission's and the Metropolitan Council's
report and recommendations on major airport planning to the legislature as required by
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 473.618, the commission, with the assistance of its sound
abatement advisory committee, shall make a recommendation to the state Advisory Council
on Metropolitan Airport Planning regarding proposed mitigation activities and appropriate
funding levels for mitigation activities at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and in
the neighboring communities. The recommendation shall examine mitigation measures to
the 60 Ldn level. The state Advisory Council on Metropolitan Airport Planning shall review
the recommendation and comment to the legislature within 60 days after the recommendation
is submitted to the council.
deleted text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.667, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Refunding deficiencies.

If in any year the revenues available for transfer to
the debt service fund are or will in the judgment of the commission be insufficient to produce
the balance required thereon on October 10 under the provisions of subdivision 4, or to
make any interest or principal payment due on certificates of indebtedness issued under the
provisions of subdivision 10, the commission maydeleted text begin, with the approval of the council,deleted text end issue
refunding bonds and appropriate the proceeds to the debt service fund in the amount needed
to restore the deficiency, provided that the refunding bonds shall not mature earlier than the
date or dates when the commission estimates that the revenues from enforced or increased
rates, fees, charges, and rentals will be sufficient to pay them and to meet all other
requirements of the debt service fund as stated in subdivision 4.

Sec. 13. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.621, subdivision 6, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

METROPOLITAN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473H.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Maps to deleted text beginMet Councildeleted text endnew text begin Minnesota planningnew text end.

The authority shall provide the
deleted text begin Metropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endwith suitable maps showing any lands
certified eligible pursuant to subdivision 1 or decertified pursuant to subdivision 2. The
deleted text begin Metropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endshall maintain maps of the metropolitan
area showing all certified long-term agricultural lands.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473H.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application.

Upon receipt of an application, the authority shall determine
if all material required in section 473H.05 has been submitted and, if so, shall determine
that the application is complete. When used in this chapter, the term "date of application"
means the date the application is determined complete by the authority. Within five days
of the date of application, the authority shall forward the completed and signed application
to the county recorder, and copies to the county auditor, the county assessor, the deleted text beginMetropolitan
Council
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end, and the county soil and water conservation district.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473H.06, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Maps; reports.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration
new text end shall maintain agricultural preserve maps, illustrating (a) certified long-term agricultural
lands; and (b) lands covenanted as agricultural preserves. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of
administration
new text endshall make yearly reports to the Department of Agriculture and such other
agencies as the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text enddeems appropriate.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473H.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Notice to others.

Upon receipt of the notice provided in subdivision 2, or upon
notice served by the authority as provided in subdivision 3, the authority shall forward the
original notice to the county recorder for recording, or to the registrar of titles if the land is
registered, and shall notify the county auditor, county assessor, the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner of administration
new text end, and the county soil and water conservation district of the
date of expiration. Designation as an agricultural preserve and all benefits and limitations
accruing through sections 473H.02 to 473H.17 for the preserve shall cease on the date of
expiration. The restrictive covenant contained in the application shall terminate on the date
of expiration.

Sec. 5. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473H.02, subdivisions 7 and 8, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

PARKS AND OPEN SPACE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.121, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Regional recreation open space.

"Regional recreation open space" means
land and water areas, or interests therein, and facilities determined by the deleted text beginMetropolitan
Council
deleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endto be of regional importance in providing for a
balanced system of public outdoor recreation for the metropolitan area, including but not
limited to park reserves, major linear parks and trails, large recreation parks, and
conservatories, zoos, and other special use facilities.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.147, is amended to read:


473.147 REGIONAL RECREATION OPEN SPACE SYSTEM POLICY PLAN.

Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration
new text end after consultation with the Parks and Open Space Commission, municipalities, park districts
and counties in the metropolitan area, and after appropriate public hearings, shall prepare
and adopt a long-range system policy plan for regional recreation open space as part of the
deleted text begin council'sdeleted text end Metropolitan Development Guide. The plan shall substantially conform to all
policy statements, purposes, goals, standards, and maps in development guide sections and
comprehensive plans as developed and adopted by the deleted text begincouncil pursuant to the chapters of
the Minnesota Statutes directly relating to the council
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end. The
policy plan shall identify generally the areas which should be acquired by a public agency
to provide a system of regional recreation open space comprising park district, county and
municipal facilities which, together with state facilities, reasonably will meet the outdoor
recreation needs of the people of the metropolitan area and shall establish priorities for
acquisition and development. The policy plan shall estimate the cost of the recommended
acquisitions and development, including an analysis of what portion of the funding is
proposed to come from the state, Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginParks and Open Space Commission's
new text end levies, and cities, counties, and towns in the metropolitan area, respectively. In preparing
or amending the policy plan the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endshall consult with
and make maximum use of the expertise of the commission. The policy plan shall include
a five-year capital improvement program, which shall be revised periodically, and shall
establish criteria and priorities for the allocation of funds for such acquisition and
development. The legislature in each bonding measure shall designate an anticipated level
of funding for this acquisition and development for each of the two succeeding bienniums.

Subd. 2.

Review, comment, hearing; revision.

Before adopting the policy plan, the
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end shall submit the proposed plan to the parks and
open space commission for its review, and the commission shall report its comments to the
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end within 60 days. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of
administration
new text end shall hold a public hearing on the proposed policy plan at such time and
place in the metropolitan area as it shall determine. Not less than 15 days before the hearing,
the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endshall publish notice thereof in a newspaper or
newspapers having general circulation in the metropolitan area, stating the date, time and
place of hearing, and the place where the proposed policy plan and commission comments
may be examined by any interested person. At any hearing interested persons shall be
permitted to present their views on the policy plan, and the hearing may be continued from
time to time. After receipt of the commission's report and hearing, the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner
of administration
new text endmay revise the proposed plan giving appropriate consideration to all
comments received, and thereafter shall adopt the plan by resolution. An amendment to the
policy plan may be proposed by the deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begincommissioner of administration new text endor by the parks
and open space commission. At least every four years the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of
administration
new text endshall engage in a comprehensive review of the policy plan, development
guide sections, comprehensive plans, capital improvement programs and other plans in
substantial conformance with the requirements of subdivision 1 which have been adopted
by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.301, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Policy plan.

"Policy plan" means a plan adopted by the deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begincommissioner
of administration
new text endpursuant to section 473.147, generally describing the extent, type and
location of regional recreation open space needed for the metropolitan area and the timing
of its acquisition and development.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.303, is amended to read:


473.303 METROPOLITAN PARKS AND OPEN SPACE COMMISSION.

Subdivision 1.

General.

A Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission is established
deleted text begin as an agency of the councildeleted text end new text beginto carry out the purposes and activities specified in sections
473.301 to 473.341 and to serve as the governing body of the district
new text endand shall be organized
and structured as provided in this section.

Subd. 2.

Membership; appointments.

(a) The deleted text beginagencydeleted text end new text begincommission new text endconsists of eight
members, plus a chair appointed as provided in subdivision 3. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end
new text begin governor new text endshall appoint the eight members on a nonpartisan basis after consultation with the
members of the legislature from the district for which the member is to be appointed. The
consultation with legislators in the affected district must include informing each legislator
of the name, address, and background of each candidate for appointment and soliciting and
reporting to the appointments committee the recommendation of each legislator on the
appointment.

(b) In addition to the notice required in section 15.0597, subdivision 4, notice of vacancies
and expiration of terms must be published in newspapers of general circulation in the
metropolitan area and the appropriate districts. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall notify in
writing the governing bodies of the statutory and home rule charter cities, counties, and
towns having territory in the district for which the member is to be appointed. The notices
must describe the appointment process and invite participation and recommendations on
the appointment.

(c) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall establish an appointments committee, composed of
members of the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin governing bodies of the implementing agenciesnew text end, to screen and review
candidates. Following the submission of member applications deleted text beginto the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end
as provided under section 15.0597, subdivision 5, the appointments committee shall conduct
public meetings, following appropriate notice, to accept statements from or on behalf of
persons who have applied or been nominated for appointment and to allow consultation
with and secure the advice of the public and local elected officials. The committee shall
hold the meeting on each appointment in the district or in a reasonably convenient and
accessible location in the part of the metropolitan area in which the district is located. The
committee may consolidate meetings. Following the meetings, the committee shall submit
to the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommission new text enda written report that lists the persons who have applied or been
nominated or recommended for the position, along with a description of the background
and qualifications of each. In making its recommendation, the committee specifically shall
consider evidence of the candidate's commitment to regularly communicate on issues before
the agency with deleted text beginMetropolitan Council members, deleted text endlegislators and local elected officials in
the district, and the committee shall report its findings on this subject in its written report
to the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionnew text end.

(d) One member shall be appointed from each of the following agency districts:

(1) district A, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 1 and 2deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district A
new text end;

(2) district B, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 3 and 4deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district B
new text end;

(3) district C, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 5 and 6deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district C
new text end;

(4) district D, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 7 and 8deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district D
new text end;

(5) district E, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 9 and 10deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district E
new text end;

(6) district F, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 11 and 12deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district F
new text end;

(7) district G, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 13 and 14deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district G
new text end; and

(8) district H, consisting of deleted text begincouncil districts 15 and 16deleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Airports Commission
district H
new text end.

Subd. 3.

Chair.

The chair of the commission shall be appointed by the deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begingovernor
new text end and shall be the ninth member of the commission and shall meet all qualifications established
for members, except the chair need only reside within the metropolitan area. The chair shall
preside at all meetings of the commission, if present, and shall perform all other duties and
functions assigned by the commission or by law. The commission may appoint from among
its members a vice-chair to act for the chair during temporary absence or disability.

Subd. 3a.

Members; duties.

Each member shall communicate regularly with deleted text beginMetropolitan
Council members,
deleted text end legislatorsdeleted text begin,deleted text end and local government officials in the district the member
represents.

Subd. 4.

Qualifications.

Each member shall be a resident of the commission district for
which appointed and shall not during terms of office as a commission member deleted text beginhold the
office of Metropolitan Council member, or
deleted text end be a member of any metropolitan agency or hold
any judicial office.

Subd. 4a.

Terms.

Following each apportionment of Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginAirports
Commission
new text enddistricts, as provided under section deleted text begin473.123, subdivision 3adeleted text endnew text begin 473.604, subdivision
1a
new text end, the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begingovernor new text endshall appoint a chair and eight commission members
from newly drawn districts. The terms of members and chairs are as follows: members
representing commission districts A, B, C, and D, and the chair of the commission, for terms
ending the first Monday in January of the year ending in the numeral "7"; members
representing commission districts E, F, G, and H, for terms ending the first Monday in
January of the year ending in the numeral "5." Thereafter the term of each member and the
chair is four years, with terms ending the first Monday in January, except that all terms
expire on the effective date of the next apportionment. The chair shall continue to serve
until a successor is appointed and qualified. A member shall continue to serve the commission
district until a successor is appointed and qualified; except that, following each
apportionment, the member shall continue to serve at large until the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end
new text begin governor new text endappoints eight commission members as provided under subdivision 2, to serve
terms as provided under this subdivision. The appointments to the commission must be
made by the first Monday in May of the year in which the term ends.

Subd. 5.

Vacancies; removal.

If the office of any commission member or the chair
becomes vacant, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment in the same manner the original
appointment was made. Members, other than the chair, may be removed by the deleted text begincouncil
deleted text endnew text begin governor new text endonly for cause. The chair may be removed at the pleasure of the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin governornew text end.

Subd. 6.

Compensation.

Members and the chair shall serve without compensation but
shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of
duties as determined by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin Legislative Coordinating Commissionnew text end.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.313, is amended to read:


473.313 MASTER PLANS.

Subdivision 1.

Adoption.

Each park district located wholly or partially within the
metropolitan area, and each county in the metropolitan area not wholly within a park district,
shall prepare, after consultation with all affected municipalities, and submit to the
deleted text begin Metropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end, and from time to time revise and
resubmit to the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end, a master plan and annual budget
for the acquisition and development of regional recreation open space located within the
district or county, consistent with the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administration'snew text end policy
plan.

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginCouncildeleted text endnew text begin Commissioner of administrationnew text end review.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end
new text begin commissioner of administration new text endshall review with the advice of the commission, each master
plan to determine whether it is consistent with the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administration'snew text end
policy plan. If it is not consistent, the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administrationnew text end shall return
the plan with its comments to the municipalities, park district or county for revision and
resubmittal.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.315, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

To certain metro governments or agencies.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council
with the advice of the
deleted text end commission may make grants, from any funds available to it for
recreation open space purposes, to any implementing agency, as defined in section 473.351,
to cover the cost, or any portion of the cost, of acquiring or developing regional recreation
open space in accordance with the policy plan; and all such agencies may enter into contracts
for this purpose or rights or interests therein. The cost of acquisition shall include any
payments required for relocation pursuant to sections 117.50 to 117.56.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.325, is amended to read:


473.325 SALES OF G.O. REFUNDING BONDS.

Subdivision 1.

Up to $40,000,000 outstanding.

The Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginParks and
Open Space Commission
new text endmay by resolution authorize the issuance of general obligation
bonds of the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endsuch that the amount outstanding and undischarged at any
time shall not exceed $40,000,000, for which its full faith and credit and taxing powers shall
be pledged, for the acquisition and betterment of regional recreation open space in accordance
with sections 473.301 to 473.341. The Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginParks and Open Space
Commission
new text endmay also issue general obligation bonds for the purpose of refunding outstanding
obligations issued hereunder. The amount of refunding bonds that may be issued from time
to time shall not be subject to the dollar limitation contained in this subdivision nor shall
such refunding bonds be included in computing the amount of bonds that may be issued
within such dollar limitation.

Subd. 2.

Chapter 475 applies; exceptions.

The Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginParks and Open
Space Commission
new text endshall sell and issue the bonds in the manner provided in chapter 475,
and shall have the same powers and duties as a municipality issuing bonds under that law,
except that the approval of a majority of the electors shall not be required and the net debt
limitations shall not apply. The terms of each series of bonds shall be fixed so that the
amount of principal and interest on all outstanding and undischarged bonds, together with
the bonds proposed to be issued, due in any year shall not exceed 0.01209 percent of
estimated market value of all taxable property in the metropolitan area as last finally equalized
prior to a proposed issue. The bonds shall be secured in accordance with section 475.61,
subdivision 1
, and any taxes required for their payment shall be levied by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin
commission
new text end, shall not affect the amount or rate of taxes which may be levied by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin
commission
new text end for other purposes, shall be spread against all taxable property in the metropolitan
area and shall not be subject to limitation as to rate or amount. Any taxes certified by the
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin commissionnew text end to the county auditors for collection shall be reduced by the amount
received by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionnew text end from the commissioner of management and budget or
the federal government for the purpose of paying the principal and interest on bonds to
which the levy relates. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall certify the fact and amount of all
money so received to the county auditors, and the auditors shall reduce the levies previously
made for the bonds in the manner and to the extent provided in section 475.61, subdivision
3
.

Subd. 3.

Temporary loans.

The Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text endnew text begin Parks and Open Space
Commission
new text end shall have the power, after the authorization of bonds pursuant to this section,
to provide funds immediately required for the purposes of sections 473.301 to 473.341, by
effecting temporary loans upon such terms as it shall by resolution determine, evidenced
by notes due in not exceeding 24 months from the date thereof, payable to the order of the
lender or to the bearer, to be repaid with interest from the proceeds of such bonds when
issued and delivered to the purchaser thereof. Such temporary loans may be made without
public advertisement.

Subd. 4.

Full faith, credit switch.

In the event that the full faith and credit pledge of
the Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginParks and Open Space Commission new text endfor the payment of principal
and interest on the bonds issued under this section is superseded and replaced by the full
faith and credit pledge of the state of Minnesota, by binding and irrevocable legislation,
such action shall extinguish the full faith and credit pledge theretofore made for all bonds
and the interest thereon issued pursuant to this section.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.334, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

In determining the special benefit received by regional
recreation open space system property as defined in sections 473.301 to 473.351 from an
improvement for which a special assessment is determined, the governing body shall not
consider any use of the property other than as regional recreation open space property at
the time the special assessment is determined. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall
not be bound by the determination of the governing body of the city but may pay a lesser
amount, as agreed upon by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endand the governing body
of the city, as they determine is the measure of benefit to the land from the improvement.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.341, is amended to read:


473.341 TAX EQUIVALENTS.

In the year in which the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endor an implementing agency
as defined in section 473.351 acquires fee title to any real property included in the regional
recreation open space system, the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall grant sufficient
funds to the appropriate implementing agency to make the tax equivalent payment required
in this section. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall determine the total amount of property taxes
levied on the real property for municipal or township purposes for collection in the year in
which title passed. The municipality or township in which the real property is situated shall
be paid 180 percent of the total tax amount determined by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionnew text end. If the
implementing agency has granted a life estate to the seller of the real property and the seller
is obligated to pay property taxes on the property, this tax equivalent shall not be paid until
the life estate ends. All amounts paid pursuant to this section are costs of acquisition of the
real property acquired.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.351, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.

(a) "Implementing agency" means the counties of Anoka, Washington, Ramsey, Scott,
Carver, Dakota, the city of St. Paul, the city of Bloomington, the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board, and the Three Rivers Park District.

(b) "Operation and maintenance expenditures" means the cost of providing for the
operation and maintenance of waters, lands, and facilities that are a part of the metropolitan
area regional park and open space system, including but not limited to, the provision of fire,
police, maintenance, forestry, rehabilitation expenses pertaining to routine care, and the
allocation of the administrative overhead costs of the regional park and open space systems.

(c) "Operation and maintenance money" means money appropriated by the legislature
to the commissioner of employment and economic development for distribution by the
Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text endnew text begin Parks and Open Space Commissionnew text end.

(d) "Regional recreation open space systems" means those parks that have been designated
by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of administration new text endunder section 473.145.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.351, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginParks and Open Space Commission new text endobligation.

Annually before August 1 the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall distribute grant money
received from the commissioner of natural resources to fund the operation and maintenance
expenditures of the implementing agencies for the operation and maintenance of regional
park and open space systems. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommission new text endshall annually report
to the legislature the amount distributed to each implementing agency and its estimate of
the percentage of operation and maintenance expenditures paid for with operation and
maintenance money.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.351, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Allocation formula.

By July 1 of every year each implementing agency must
submit to the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission a statement of the next
annual anticipated operation and maintenance expenditures of the regional recreation open
space parks systems within their respective jurisdictions and the previous year's actual
expenditures. After reviewing the actual expenditures submitted and by July 15 of each
year, the new text beginMetropolitan new text endParks and Open Space Commission shall deleted text beginforward to the Metropolitan
Council the funding requests from the implementing agencies based on the actual
expenditures made. The Metropolitan Council shall
deleted text end distribute the operation and maintenance
money as follows:

(1) 40 percent based on the use that each implementing agency's regional recreation
open space system has in proportion to the total use of the metropolitan regional recreation
open space system;

(2) 40 percent based on the operation and maintenance expenditures made in the previous
year by each implementing agency in proportion to the total operation and maintenance
expenditures of all of the implementing agencies; and

(3) 20 percent based on the acreage that each implementing agency's regional recreation
open space system has in proportion to the total acreage of the metropolitan regional
recreation open space system. The 80 percent natural resource management land acreage
of the park reserves must be divided by four in calculating the distribution under this clause.

Each implementing agency must receive no less than 40 percent of its actual operation
and maintenance expenses to be incurred in the current calendar year budget as submitted
to the parks and open space commission. If the available operation and maintenance money
is less than the total amount determined by the formula including the preceding, the
implementing agencies will share the available money in proportion to the amounts they
would otherwise be entitled to under the formula.

Sec. 13. new text beginBONDS.
new text end

new text begin Bonds authorized by Minnesota Statutes, section 473.325, that are outstanding on the
effective date of this article must be paid and retired according to those sections and the
terms of the bonds. The auditors of the metropolitan counties shall see to the administration
of this section.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginASSET ALLOCATION.
new text end

new text begin Assets of the Metropolitan Council attributable to the regional recreation open space
systems defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.351, shall be transferred to the
Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginTAX EQUIVALENTS.
new text end

new text begin If tax equivalents under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.341, are owned by an
implementing agency as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.351, to a municipality
as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.301, that is not an implementing agency, on
the termination of a life estate, the implementing agency must make the payment.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.121, subdivision 12, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

TRANSPORTATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 117.57, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Relation to regional railroad authorities.

An authority shall not be adjudged
to have a superior public use to that of a regional railroad authority as defined in section
398A.01, a railroad property which has been identified and approved as a light rail corridor
by the new text beginformer new text endMetropolitan Council under chapter 473, or a state trail covered by section
85.015.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.165, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given:

(1) "project" means construction work to maintain, construct, reconstruct, or improve a
street or highway or for a rail transit project;

(2) "substantial business impacts" means impairment of road access, parking, or visibility
for one or more business establishments as a result of a project, for a minimum period of
one month; and

(3) "transportation authority" means the commissioner, as to trunk highwaysnew text begin and rail
transit projects
new text end; the county board, as to county state-aid highways and county highways;
the town board, as to town roads; new text beginand new text endstatutory or home rule charter cities, as to city streetsdeleted text begin;
the Metropolitan Council, for rail transit projects located entirely within the metropolitan
area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2; and the commissioner, for all other rail
transit projects
deleted text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.93, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees authorized.

To improve efficiency and provide more options to
individuals traveling in a trunk highway corridor, the commissioner of transportation may
charge user fees to owners or operators of single-occupant vehicles using dynamic shoulder
lanes as designated by the commissioner and any designated high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
The fees may be collected using electronic or other toll-collection methods and may vary
in amount with the time of day and level of traffic congestion within the corridor. The
commissioner shall deleted text beginconsult with the Metropolitan Council anddeleted text end obtain necessary federal
authorizations before implementing user fees on a high-occupancy vehicle lane or dynamic
shoulder lane. Fees under this section are not subject to section 16A.1283.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.93, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Deposit of revenues; appropriation.

(a) Except as provided in subdivision
2a, money collected from fees authorized under subdivision 1 must be deposited in a
high-occupancy vehicle lane user fee account in the special revenue fund. A separate account
must be established for each trunk highway corridor. Money in the account is appropriated
to the commissioner.

(b) From this appropriation the commissioner shall first repay the trunk highway fund
and any other fund source for money spent to install, equip, or modify the corridor for the
purposes of subdivision 1, and then shall pay all the costs of implementing and administering
the fee collection system for that corridor.

(c) The commissioner shall spend remaining money in the account as follows:

(1) one-half must be spent for transportation capital improvements within the corridor;
and

(2) one-half must be deleted text begintransferred to the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end new text beginspent new text endfor expansion and
improvement of bus transit services within the corridor beyond the level of service provided
on the date of implementation of subdivision 1.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.93, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

I-35W high-occupancy vehicle and dynamic shoulder lane account.

(a)
An I-35W high-occupancy vehicle and dynamic shoulder lane account is established in the
special revenue fund. Money collected from fees authorized under subdivision 1 for the
marked Interstate Highway 35W (I-35W) corridor must be deposited in the account and
used as described in this subdivision. Money in the account is appropriated to the
commissioner.

(b) During the first year of revenue operations, the commissioner shall use the money
received in that year to pay the costs of operating and administering the fee collection system
within the corridor, up to $1,000,000. Any remaining money must be deleted text begintransferred to the
Metropolitan Council
deleted text end new text beginused new text endfor improvement of bus transit services within the I-35W corridor
including transit capital expenses.

(c) During the second and subsequent years of revenue operations, the commissioner
shall use money in the account as follows:

(1) each year, allocate the lesser amount of $1,000,000 or 75 percent of the revenues for
operating and administering the fee collection system within the corridor;

(2) deleted text begintransferdeleted text end new text beginuse new text endthe remaining amount up to the amount allocated under clause (1) deleted text beginto the
Metropolitan Council
deleted text end for improvement of bus transit within the corridor including capital
expenses; and

(3) allocate any remaining amount as follows: (i) 25 percent to deleted text beginthe commissioner for
operating and administering
deleted text end new text beginoperate and administer new text endthe fee collection system within the
corridor and for transportation capital improvements that are consistent with the goals of
the urban partnership agreement and that are located within the corridor and (ii) 75 percent
deleted text begin to the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end for improvement of bus transit services within the corridor
including transit capital expenses.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 162.09, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Federal census is conclusive.

(a) In determining whether any city has a
population of 5,000 or more, the last federal census shall be conclusive, except as otherwise
provided in this subdivision.

(b) The governing body of a city may contract with the United States Bureau of the
Census to take a special census. A certified copy of the results of the census shall be filed
with the appropriate state authorities by the city. The result of the census shall be the
population of the city for the purposes of any law providing that population is a required
qualification for distribution of highway aids under chapter 162. The special census shall
remain in effect until the next federal census is completed and filed. The expense of taking
the special census shall be paid by the city.

(c) If an entire area not heretofore incorporated as a city is incorporated as such during
the interval between federal censuses, its population shall be determined by its incorporation
census. The incorporation census shall be determinative of the population of the city only
until the next federal census.

(d) The population of a city created by the consolidation of two or more previously
incorporated cities shall be determined by the most recent population estimate of the
deleted text begin Metropolitan Council ordeleted text end state demographer, until the first federal decennial census or special
census taken after the consolidation.

(e) The population of a city that is not receiving a municipal state-aid street fund
apportionment shall be determined, upon request of the city, by the most recent population
estimate of the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council ordeleted text end state demographer. A municipal state-aid street
fund apportionment received by the city must be based on this population estimate until the
next federal decennial census or special census.

(f) A city that is found in the most recent federal decennial census to have a population
of less than 5,000 is deemed for the purposes of this chapter and the Minnesota Constitution,
article XIV, to have a population of 5,000 or more under the following circumstances: (1)
immediately before the most recent federal decennial census, the city was receiving municipal
state-aid street fund distributions; and (2) the population of the city was found in the most
recent federal decennial census to be less than 5,000. Following the end of the first calendar
year that ends in "5" after the decennial census and until the next decennial census, the
population of any city must be determined under paragraphs (a) to (e).

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.306, is amended to read:


169.306 USE OF SHOULDERS BY BUSES.

(a) A road authority, as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 25, is authorized to permit
transit buses and Metro Mobility buses use of a shoulder, as designated by the road authority,
of a freeway or expressway, as defined in section 160.02, in Minnesota.

(b) If a road authority permits the use of a freeway or expressway shoulder by transit
buses, the road authority shall permit the use on that shoulder of a bus (1) with a seating
capacity of 40 passengers or more operated by a motor carrier of passengers, as defined in
section 221.012, subdivision 26, while operating in intrastate commerce or (2) providing
regular route transit service, as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 8, or Metro Mobility
services, and operated by or under contract with the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin Department of
Transportation
new text end, a local transit authority, or a transit authority created by the legislature.
Drivers of these buses must have adequate training in the requirements of paragraph (c), as
determined by the commissioner.

(c) Buses authorized to use the shoulder under this section may be operated on the
shoulder only when main-line traffic speeds are less than 35 miles per hour, except as
provided for in paragraph (f). Drivers of buses being operated on the shoulder may not
exceed the speed of main-line traffic by more than 15 miles per hour and may never exceed
35 miles per hour, except as provided for in paragraph (f). Drivers of buses being operated
on the shoulder must yield to merging, entering, and exiting traffic and must yield to other
vehicles on the shoulder. Buses operated on the shoulder must be registered with the
Department of Transportation.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the term "Metro Mobility bus" means a motor vehicle
of not less than 20 feet in length engaged in providing special transportation services under
section 473.386 that is:

(1) operated by or under contract with a public or private entity receiving financial
assistance to provide transit services from the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council or thedeleted text end commissioner
of transportation; and

(2) authorized by a road authority to use freeway or expressway shoulders.

(e) This section does not apply to the operation of buses on dynamic shoulder lanes.

(f) The commissioner may authorize different operating conditions and maximum speeds,
not to exceed the posted speed limit, based upon an engineering study and recommendation
by the road authority. The engineering study must be conducted by the road authority and
must conform with the manual and specifications adopted under section 169.06, subdivision
1
, and applicable state and federal standards. The road authority shall consult the public
transit operator before recommending operating conditions different from those authorized
by law.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.781, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of sections 169.781 to 169.783:

(a) "Commercial motor vehicle":

(1) means a motor vehicle as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 16, paragraph (a),
or combination of motor vehicles used to transport passengers or property if the motor
vehicle:

(i) has a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds;

(ii) is a vehicle in a combination of more than 26,000 pounds;

(iii) is a bus; or

(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

(2) does not include (i) a school bus or Head Start bus displaying a certificate under
section 169.451, or (ii) a bus operated by the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin Department of
Transportation
new text end or by a local transit commission created in chapter 458A.

(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.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.791, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Exemptions.

Buses or other commercial vehicles operated by the deleted text beginMetropolitan
Council
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of transportationnew text end, commercial vehicles required to file proof of
insurance pursuant to chapter 221, and school buses as defined in section 171.01, subdivision
45
, are exempt from this section.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.792, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Exemptions.

Buses or other commercial vehicles operated by the deleted text beginMetropolitan
Council
deleted text endnew text begin Department of Transportationnew text end, commercial vehicles required to file proof of
insurance pursuant to chapter 221, and school buses as defined in section 171.01, subdivision
45
, are exempt from this section.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Statewide transportation plan; priorities; schedule of expenditures.

In order to best meet the present and future transportation needs of the public, to insure a
strong state economy, to make most efficient use of public and private funds, to lessen
adverse environmental impacts of the transportation sector, and to promote the more efficient
use of energy and other resources for transportation purposes, the commissioner shall:

(1) three months after notification that the department is ready to commence operations
and prior to the drafting of the statewide transportation plan, hold public hearings as may
be appropriate solely for the purpose of receiving suggestions for future transportation
alternatives and priorities for the state. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council,deleted text end regional development
commissionsdeleted text begin,deleted text end and port authorities shall appear at the hearings and submit information
concerning transportation-related planning undertaken and accomplished by these agencies.
Other political subdivisions may appear and submit such information at the hearings. These
hearings shall be completed no later than six months from the date of the commissioner's
notification;

(2) develop, adopt, revise, and monitor a statewide transportation plan, taking into
account the suggestions and information submitted at the public hearings held pursuant to
clause (1). The plan shall incorporate all modes of transportation including bicycle
commutation and recreation and provide for the interconnection and coordination of different
modes of transportation. The commissioner shall evaluate all transportation programs and
facilities proposed for inclusion in the plan in terms of economic costs and benefits, safety
aspects, impact on present and planned land uses, environmental effects, energy efficiency,
national transportation policies and priorities, and availability of federal and other financial
assistance;

(3) based upon the statewide transportation plan, develop statewide transportation
priorities and schedule authorized public capital improvements and other authorized public
transportation expenditures pursuant to the priorities. As permitted by the federal Surface
Transportation Program and subject to available funding, the commissioner shall give serious
consideration to prioritizing for funding deleted text beginthosedeleted text end trunk highway projects in the metropolitan
area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, that are consistent with policies included
in the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council'sdeleted text end metropolitan development guide, transportation policy plan,
and regional development framework, and that have been awarded funding through the
federal Surface Transportation Program. In responding to an unforeseen, catastrophic event
affecting the state transportation system, the commissioner may, upon written notification
to the chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over
transportation policy and finance, prioritize projects without regard to availability of federal
funding; and

(4) complete the plan and priorities required by this subdivision no later than July 1,
1978. Upon completion of the plan and priorities, the commissioner shall prepare and
periodically revise, as necessary, the schedule of authorized public transportation
expenditures. The plan, priorities, and schedule are exempt from the provisions of the
Administrative Procedure Act.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Other duties.

The commissioner shall:

(1) construct and maintain transportation facilities as authorized by law;

(2) cooperate with, and may provide technical and financial assistance to, the deleted text beginMetropolitan
Council and
deleted text end regional development commissions in the regional transportation planning
process, in accordance with mutually acceptable terms and conditions;

(3) cooperate with, and may provide planning and technical assistance upon the request
of, any political subdivision or other governmental agency in accordance with mutually
accepted terms and conditions, except as otherwise restricted by law; and

(4) develop, revise, and monitor a statewide rail transportation plan as part of the statewide
transportation planning process, including a study and evaluation of alternative methods
for insuring adequate and economical transportation of agricultural commodities, supplies,
and other goods to and from rural areas of the state. The plan shall include an analysis of
rail lines in the state for the purpose of determining (i) eligibility of rail lines for assistance
under federal and state rail assistance programs, (ii) eligibility of rail lines for inclusion in
the state rail bank, and (iii) the actions required by the state to insure the continuation of
rail service that meets essential state needs and objectives.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Regional transportation planning.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council, pursuant to
section 473.146, and the
deleted text end regional development commissions shall develop regional long-range
transportation policy plans in cooperation with the commissioner and local units of
government. Upon promulgation of the statewide transportation plan, and periodically as
necessary thereafter, each regional policy plan shall be reviewed and amended, if necessary,
by the appropriate regional agency to insure that the regional policy plan is not in conflict
with the statewide transportation plan.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Economic analysis of nonhighway alternatives.

If the commissioner considers
congestion pricing, tolls, mileage pricing, or public-private partnerships in order to meet
the transportation needs of commuters in the department's metropolitan district between
2001 and 2020, the commissioner shall, in cooperation with the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council and
the
deleted text end regional railroad authorities in the district, compare the economics of these financing
methods with the economics of nonhighway alternatives for moving commuters. The
commissioner shall analyze the economics as they relate to both individuals and to the
transportation system.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Review of application.

Any state agency which receives an application
from a regional development commission, deleted text beginmetropolitan council,deleted text end public transit commission,
airport commission, port authority, or other political subdivision of the state, or any nonpublic
organization, for financial assistance for transportation planning, capital expenditures, or
operations to any state or federal agency, shall first submit the application to the
commissioner of transportation. The commissioner shall review the application to determine
whether it contains matters that substantially affect the statewide transportation plan and
priorities. If the application does not contain such matters, the commissioner shall within
15 days after receipt return the application to the applicant political subdivision or nonpublic
organization for forwarding to the appropriate agency. If the application contains such
matters, the commissioner shall review and comment on the application as being consistent
with the plan and priorities. The commissioner shall return the application together with
comments within 45 days after receipt to the applicant political subdivision or nonpublic
organization for forwarding with the commissioner's comments to the appropriate agency.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Designated agent.

A regional development commission, deleted text beginmetropolitan council,deleted text end
public transit commission, airport commission, port authority, or any other political
subdivision of the state, or any nonpublic organization, may designate the commissioner as
its agent to receive and disburse funds by entering into an agreement with the commissioner
prescribing the terms and conditions of the receipt and expenditure of the funds in accordance
with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.247, is amended to read:


174.247 ANNUAL TRANSIT REPORT.

(a) By February 15 annually, the commissioner shall submit a report to the legislature
on transit services outside the metropolitan area. deleted text beginThe Metropolitan Council anddeleted text end Any public
transit system receiving assistance under section 174.24 shall provide assistance in creating
the report, as requested by the commissioner.

(b) The report must include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) a descriptive overview of public transit in Minnesota;

(2) a descriptive summary of funding sources and assistance programs;

(3) a summary of each public transit system receiving assistance under section 174.24;

(4) data that identifies use of volunteers in providing transit service;

(5) financial data that identifies for each public transit system and for each transit system
classification under section 174.24, subdivision 3b:

(i) the operating and capital costs;

(ii) each of the funding sources used to provide financial assistance; and

(iii) for federal funds, the amount from each specific federal program under which
funding is provided;

(6) a summary of the differences in program implementation requirements and aid
recipient eligibility between federal aid and state sources of funds;

(7) in each odd-numbered year, an analysis of public transit system needs and operating
expenditures on an annual basis, which must include a methodology for identifying monetary
needs, and calculations of:

(i) the total monetary needs for all public transit systems, for the year of the report and
the ensuing five years;

(ii) the total expenditures from local sources for each transit system classification;

(iii) the comprehensive transit assistance percentage for each transit system classification,
which equals (A) the expenditures identified under item (ii), for a transit system classification,
divided by (B) the amounts identified under subitem (A), plus the sum of state sources of
funds plus federal funds provided to all transit systems in that classification; and

(iv) the amount of surplus or insufficient funds available for paying capital and operating
costs to fully implement the greater Minnesota transit investment plan under section 174.24,
subdivision 1a.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.285, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Membership.

(a) The council is composed of the following deleted text begin13deleted text end new text begin12 new text endmembers:

(1) one representative from the Office of the Governor;

(2) one representative from the Council on Disability;

(3) one representative from the Minnesota Public Transit Association;

(4) the commissioner of transportation or a designee;

(5) the commissioner of human services or a designee;

(6) the commissioner of health or a designee;

deleted text begin (7) the chair of the Metropolitan Council or a designee;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe commissioner of education or a designee;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endthe commissioner of veterans affairs or a designee;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endone representative from the Board on Aging;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endthe commissioner of employment and economic development or a designee;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endthe commissioner of commerce or a designee; and

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endthe commissioner of management and budget or a designee.

(b) All appointments required by paragraph (a) must be completed by August 1, 2010.

(c) The commissioner of transportation or a designee shall convene the first meeting of
the council within two weeks after the members have been appointed to the council. The
members shall elect a chair from their membership at the first meeting.

(d) The Department of Transportation and the Department of Human Services shall
provide necessary staff support for the council.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.30, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Vehicle and equipment inspection; rules; decal; complaint contact
information; restrictions on name of service.

(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. The commissioner may prohibit a vehicle from being placed
in or returned to service under a certificate of compliance until the vehicle fully complies
with all of the requirements in Minnesota Rules, chapter 8840.

(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.

(e) All special transportation service providers shall pay an annual fee of $45 to obtain
a decal. Providers of ambulance service, as defined in section 144E.001, subdivision 3, are
exempt from the annual fee. Fees collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the
trunk highway fund, and are appropriated to the commissioner to pay for costs related to
administering the special transportation service program.

(f) Special transportation service providers shall prominently display in each vehicle deleted text beginalldeleted text end
contact information new text beginfor the commissioner of transportation new text endfor the submission of complaints
regarding the transportation services provided to deleted text beginthatdeleted text endnew text begin annew text end individual. deleted text beginAll 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.
deleted text end

(g) Nonemergency medical transportation providers must comply with Minnesota Rules,
part 8840.5450, except that a provider may use the phrase "nonemergency medical
transportation" in its name or in advertisements or information describing the service.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.37, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Members.

The advisory committee must consist of the following members:

(a) The commissioner of transportation shall appoint up to 18 public members, as follows:
one member from each of the department's seven greater Minnesota districts; four members
from the department's metropolitan district; and no more than seven members at large. Each
of the members at large must represent nonmotorized interests or organizations.

(b) The commissioners of each of the following state agencies shall appoint an employee
of the agency to serve as a member: administration, education, health, natural resources,
public safety, transportation, and pollution control. deleted text beginThe chair of the Metropolitan Council
shall appoint an employee of the council to serve as a member.
deleted text end The director of Explore
Minnesota Tourism shall appoint an employee of the agency to serve as a member. The
division administrator of the Federal Highway Administration may appoint an employee
of the agency to serve as a member.

(c) Members of the committee shall serve four-year terms.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.90, is amended to read:


174.90 COMMUTER RAIL OPERATION.

The commissioner may contract for operation of commuter rail facilities with deleted text beginthe
Metropolitan Council or other
deleted text end public or private entities and shall commence revenue service
after an appropriate period of start-up to ensure satisfactory performance. The commissioner
shall coordinate with transit providers to ensure integration of the commuter rail system
with bus and light rail transit service to avoid duplication of service and to ensure the greatest
access to commuter rail lines in suburban and urban areas.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.93, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given:

(1) "commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation;

(2) "guideway" means a form of transportation service provided to the public on a regular
and ongoing basis, that operates on exclusive or controlled rights-of-way or rails in whole
or in part, and includes each line for intercity passenger rail, commuter rail, light rail transit,
streetcars, and bus rapid transit; and

(3) "local unit of government" means a county, statutory or home rule charter city, town,
or other political subdivision including, but not limited to, a regional railroad authority or
joint powers board.

(b) For purposes of this section, "sources of funds" includes, but is not limited to, money
from federal aid, state appropriations, deleted text beginthe Metropolitan Council,deleted text end special taxing districts,
local units of government, fare box recovery, and nonpublic sources.

(c) For purposes of this section, "budget activity" includes, but is not limited to,
environmental analysis, land acquisition, easements, design, preliminary and final
engineering, acquisition of vehicles and rolling stock, track improvement and rehabilitation,
and construction.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.93, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Legislative report.

(a) By January 15, 2012, and by November 15 in every
odd-numbered year thereafter, the commissioner shall preparedeleted text begin, in collaboration with the
Metropolitan Council,
deleted text end and submit a report electronically to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and
finance concerning the status of guideway projects (1) currently in study, planning,
development, or construction; (2) identified in the transportation policy plan under section
473.146; or (3) identified in the comprehensive statewide freight and passenger rail plan
under section 174.03, subdivision 1b.

(b) At a minimum, the report must include, for each guideway project:

(1) a brief description of the project, including projected ridership;

(2) a summary of the overall status and current phase of the project;

(3) a timeline that includes (i) project phases or milestones; (ii) expected and known
dates of commencement of each phase or milestone; and (iii) expected and known dates of
completion of each phase or milestone;

(4) a brief progress update on specific project phases or milestones completed since the
last previous submission of a report under this subdivision; and

(5) a summary financial plan that identifies, as reflected by the data and level of detail
available in the latest phase of project development and to the extent available:

(i) capital expenditures, including expenditures to date and total projected expenditures,
with a breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds for the project;

(ii) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures reflecting the level of
detail available in the current phase of the project development, with a breakdown by
committed and proposed sources of funds for the project; and

(iii) if feasible, project expenditures by budget activity.

(c) The report must also include a systemwide capacity analysis for investment in
guideway expansion and maintenance that:

(1) provides a funding projection, annually over the ensuing ten years, and with a
breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds, of:

(i) total capital expenditures for guideways;

(ii) total operations and maintenance expenditures for guideways;

(iii) total funding available for guideways, including from projected or estimated farebox
recovery; and

(iv) total funding available for transit service in the metropolitan area; and

(2) evaluates the availability of funds and distribution of sources of funds for guideway
investments.

(d) The projection under paragraph (c), clause (1), must be for all guideway lines for
which state funds are reasonably expected to be expended in planning, development,
construction, or revenue operation during the ensuing ten years.

(e) Local units of government shall provide assistance and information in a timely manner
as requested by the commissioner or council for completion of the report.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 221.012, subdivision 38, is amended to read:


Subd. 38.

Small vehicle passenger service.

(a) "Small vehicle passenger service" means
a service provided by a person engaged in the for-hire transportation of passengers 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
deleted text begin Metropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endto 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.

(c) Small vehicle passenger service does not include a motor carrier of railroad employees.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 221.022, is amended to read:


221.022 EXCEPTION.

The powers granted to the commissioner under sections 221.012 to 221.293 do not
include the power to deleted text beginregulate any service or vehicles operated by the Metropolitan Council
or to
deleted text end register passenger transportation service provided under contract to the department deleted text beginor
the Metropolitan Council
deleted text end. A provider of passenger transportation service under contract to
the department deleted text beginor the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end may not also provide service as a motor carrier
of passengers without first having registered under section 221.0252.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 221.031, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Contractor or recipient of transportation assistance.

(a) Notwithstanding
subdivision 3, providers of passenger transportation service under contract to and with
operating assistance from the department deleted text beginor the Metropolitan Council deleted text endmust comply with
rules for driver qualifications; driving of motor vehicles; parts and accessories necessary
for safe operation; hours of service of drivers; inspection, repair, and maintenance; and the
rules adopted in section 221.0314, subdivision 8, for accident reporting.

(b) This subdivision does not apply to (1) a local transit commission, (2) a transit authority
created by the legislature, (3) special transportation service certified by the commissioner
under section 174.30, or (4) special transportation service defined in section 174.29,
subdivision 1
, when provided by a volunteer driver operating a private passenger vehicle
defined in section 169.011, subdivision 52.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.066, is amended to read:


275.066 SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS; DEFINITION.

For the purposes of property taxation and property tax state aids, the term "special taxing
districts" includes the following entities:

(1) watershed districts under chapter 103D;

(2) sanitary districts under sections 442A.01 to 442A.29;

(3) regional sanitary sewer districts under sections 115.61 to 115.67;

(4) regional public library districts under section 134.201;

(5) park districts under chapter 398;

(6) regional railroad authorities under chapter 398A;

(7) hospital districts under sections 447.31 to 447.38;

(8) St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission under sections 458A.01 to 458A.15;

(9) Duluth Transit Authority under sections 458A.21 to 458A.37;

(10) regional development commissions under sections 462.381 to 462.398;

(11) housing and redevelopment authorities under sections 469.001 to 469.047;

(12) port authorities under sections 469.048 to 469.068;

(13) economic development authorities under sections 469.090 to 469.1081;

(14) Metropolitan deleted text beginCouncildeleted text end new text beginArea Transit Board new text endunder deleted text beginsections 473.123 to 473.549 deleted text endnew text beginsection
473.446
new text end;

(15) Metropolitan Airports Commission under sections 473.601 to 473.679;

(16) Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission under sections 473.701 to 473.716;

(17) Morrison County Rural Development Financing Authority under Laws 1982, chapter
437, section 1;

(18) Croft Historical Park District under Laws 1984, chapter 502, article 13, section 6;

(19) East Lake County Medical Clinic District under Laws 1989, chapter 211, sections
1 to 6;

(20) Floodwood Area Ambulance District under Laws 1993, chapter 375, article 5,
section 39;

(21) Middle Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization under sections
103B.211 and 103B.241;

(22) emergency medical services special taxing districts under section 144F.01;

(23) a county levying under the authority of section 103B.241, 103B.245, or 103B.251;

(24) Southern St. Louis County Special Taxing District; Chris Jensen Nursing Home
under Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 21, article 4, section 12;

(25) an airport authority created under section 360.0426; and

(26) any other political subdivision of the state of Minnesota, excluding counties, school
districts, cities, and towns, that has the power to adopt and certify a property tax levy to the
county auditor, as determined by the commissioner of revenue.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.992, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Joint powers board.

(a) The joint powers board must consist of one or more
commissioners of each county that is in the metropolitan transportation area, appointed by
its county board, deleted text beginand the chair of the Metropolitan Council,deleted text end who must have voting rights,
subject to subdivision 3, clause (4). The joint powers board has the powers and duties
provided in this section and section 471.59.

(b) The joint powers board may utilize no more than three-fourths of one percent of the
proceeds of the taxes imposed under this section for ordinary administrative expenses
incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section. Any additional administrative expenses
must be paid by the participating counties.

(c) The joint powers board may establish a technical advisory group that is separate from
the GEARS Committee. The group must consist of representatives of cities, counties, or
public agenciesdeleted text begin, including the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end. The technical advisory group must be
used solely for technical consultation purposes.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.992, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Grant application and awards; Grant Evaluation and Ranking System
(GEARS) Committee.

(a) The joint powers board shall establish a grant application process
and identify the amount of available funding for grant awards. Grant applications must be
submitted in a form prescribed by the joint powers board. An applicant must provide, in
addition to all other information required by the joint powers board, the estimated cost of
the project, the amount of the grant sought, possible sources of funding in addition to the
grant sought, and identification of any federal funds that will be utilized if the grant is
awarded. A grant application seeking transit capital funding must identify the source of
money necessary to operate the transit improvement.

(b) The joint powers board shall establish a timeline and procedures for the award of
grants, and may award grants only to the state and political subdivisions. The board shall
define objective criteria for the award of grantsdeleted text begin, which must include, but not be limited to,
consistency with the most recent version of the transportation policy plan adopted by the
Metropolitan Council under section 473.146
deleted text end. The joint powers board shall maximize the
availability and use of federal funds in projects funded under this section.

(c) The joint powers board shall establish a GEARS Committee, which must consist of:

(1) one county commissioner from each county that is in the metropolitan transportation
area, appointed by its county board;

(2) one elected city representative from each county that is in the metropolitan
transportation area;new text begin and
new text end

(3) one additional elected city representative from each county for every additional
400,000 in population, or fraction of 400,000, in the county that is above 400,000 in
populationdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (4) the chair of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee.
deleted text end

(d) Each city representative must be elected at a meeting of cities in the metropolitan
transportation area, which must be convened for that purpose by the Association of
Metropolitan Municipalities.

(e) The committee shall evaluate grant applications following objective criteria established
by the joint powers board, and must provide to the joint powers board a selection list of
transportation projects that includes a priority ranking.

deleted text begin (f) A grant award for a transit project located within the metropolitan area, as defined
in section 473.121, subdivision 2, may be funded only after the Metropolitan Council reviews
the project for consistency with the transit portion of the Metropolitan Council policy plan
and one of the following occurs:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be consistent;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the Metropolitan Council initially finds the project to be inconsistent, but after a
good faith effort to resolve the inconsistency through negotiations with the joint powers
board, agrees that the grant award may be funded; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the Metropolitan Council finds the project to be inconsistent, and submits the
consistency issue for final determination to a panel, which determines the project to be
consistent. The panel is composed of a member appointed by the chair of the Metropolitan
Council, a member appointed by the joint powers board, and a member agreed upon by both
the chair and the joint powers board.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Grants must be funded by the proceeds of the taxes imposed under this section,
bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by the joint powers board under subdivision 7.

deleted text begin (h) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section except subdivision 6a, of the revenue
collected under this section, the joint powers board shall allocate to the Metropolitan Council,
in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, an amount not less than 75 percent of the net cost of operations
for those transitways that were receiving metropolitan sales tax funds through an operating
grant agreement on June 30, 2011.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) The Metropolitan Council shall expend any funds allocated under paragraph (h) for
the operations of the specified transitways solely within those counties that are in the
metropolitan transportation area.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (j) Nothing in paragraph (h) or (i) prevents grant awards to the Metropolitan Council
for capital and operating assistance for transitways and park-and-ride facilities.
deleted text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 398A.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Railroad acquisition and operation.

The authority may plan, establish, acquire,
develop, construct, purchase, enlarge, extend, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate,
and protect railroads and railroad facilities, including but not limited to terminal buildings,
roadways, crossings, bridges, causeways, tunnels, equipment, and rolling stock. The authority
may not expend state or federal funds to engage in planning for or development of light rail
transit or commuter rail transit, unless this activity is consistent with a plan adopted by the
department of transportation under section 174.84 deleted text beginand a plan adopted by the metropolitan
council under section 473.399
deleted text end, and is carried out pursuant to a memorandum of understanding
executed by the authority and the commissioner deleted text beginafter appropriate consultation with the
metropolitan council
deleted text end.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 398A.04, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Bus rapid transit development.

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

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 398A.04, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Agreements.

The authority may enter into joint powers agreements under
section 471.59 or other agreements with the municipality or municipalities named in the
organization agreement; with other municipalities situated in the counties named in the
resolution, respecting the matters referred to in section 398A.06; with another authority; new text beginor
new text end with a state agencydeleted text begin; or with the Metropolitan Councildeleted text end about any matter subject to this chapter.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Transportation planning.

(a) The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council is the designateddeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner and affected local governments shall cooperate to designate a
new text end planning agency
for any long-range comprehensive transportation planning required by section 134 of the
Federal Highway Act of 1962, Section 4 of Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 and
Section 112 of Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 and other federal transportation laws. The
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end shall assure administration and coordination of
transportation planning with appropriate state, regional and other agencies, counties, and
municipalities.

(b) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end shall establish an advisory body consisting
of citizens and representatives of municipalities, counties, and state agencies in fulfillment
of the planning responsibilities of the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end. The membership
of the advisory body must consist of:

(1) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;

(2) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner's designee;

(3) one member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission appointed by the commission;

(4) one person appointed by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end to represent nonmotorized
transportation;

(5) one person appointed by the commissioner deleted text beginof transportationdeleted text end to represent the freight
transportation industry;

(6) two persons appointed by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end to represent public transit;

(7) ten elected officials of cities within the metropolitan area, including one representative
from each first-class city, appointed by the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities;

(8) one member of the county board of each county in the seven-county metropolitan
area, appointed by the respective county boards;

(9) eight citizens appointed by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, one from each deleted text begincouncil precinctdeleted text endnew text begin
Metropolitan Airports Commission district
new text end;new text begin and
new text end

(10) one elected official from a city participating in the replacement service program
under section 473.388, appointed by the Suburban Transit Associationdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (11) one member of the council, appointed by the council.
deleted text end

(c) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin designated planning agencynew text end shall appoint a chair from among the members
of the advisory body.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.1466, is amended to read:


473.1466 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.

(a) Prior to each major revision of the transportation policy plan, the deleted text begincouncil
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administration new text endmust carry out a performance evaluation of the metropolitan
area's transportation system as a whole. The performance evaluation must:

(1) evaluate the area's ability to meet the need for effective and efficient transportation
of goods and people;

(2) evaluate trends and their impacts on the area's transportation system;

(3) assess the region's success in meeting the currently adopted regional transportation
benchmarks; and

(4) include an evaluation of the regional transit system, including a comparison with
peer metropolitan regions with regard to key operating and investment measurements.

(b) The deleted text begincouncil mustdeleted text end new text begincommissioner shall new text endupdate the evaluation of the regional transit
system every two years.

(c) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall use the results of the performance evaluation to
make recommendations for improving the system in each revision of the transportation
policy plan.

(d) The deleted text begincouncil mustdeleted text end new text begincommissioner shall new text endconduct a peer review of the performance
evaluation using at least two nationally recognized transportation and transit consultants.

(e) The deleted text begincouncil mustdeleted text end new text begincommissioner shall new text endsubmit the performance evaluation to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over transportation finance and policy.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.166, is amended to read:


473.166 CONTROLLED ACCESS; APPROVAL.

Before acquiring land for or constructing a controlled access highway in the area, deleted text beginthe
state Transportation Department or
deleted text end new text begina new text endlocal government unit proposing the acquisition or
construction shall submit to the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text enda statement describing
the proposed project. The statement must be in the form and detail required by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner
new text end. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation, in cooperation with the
commissioner of administration,
new text endshall review the statement to ascertain its consistency with
deleted text begin itsdeleted text end new text beginthe new text endpolicy plan and the development guide. No project may be undertaken unless the
deleted text begin council determinesdeleted text end new text begincommissioners of transportation and administration determine new text endthat it is
consistent with the policy plan. This approval is in addition to the requirements of any other
statute, ordinance or rule.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.167, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Loans for acquisition.

(a) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endmay
make loans to counties, towns, and statutory and home rule charter cities within the
metropolitan area for the purchase of property within the right-of-way of a state trunk
highway shown on an official map adopted pursuant to section 394.361 or 462.359 or for
the purchase of property within the proposed right-of-way of a principal or intermediate
arterial highway designated by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endas a part of the
metropolitan highway system plan and approved by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of
administration
new text endpursuant to section 473.166. The loans shall be made by the deleted text begincouncil
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of transportationnew text end, from the fund established pursuant to this subdivision, for
purchases approved by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of transportationnew text end. The loans shall bear no
interest.

(b) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endshall make loans only:

(1) to accelerate the acquisition of primarily undeveloped property when there is a
reasonable probability that the property will increase in value before highway construction,
and to update an expired environmental impact statement on a project for which the
right-of-way is being purchased;

(2) to avert the imminent conversion or the granting of approvals which would allow
the conversion of property to uses which would jeopardize its availability for highway
construction;

(3) to advance planning and environmental activities on highest priority major
metropolitan river crossing projects, under the transportation development guide
chapter/policy plan; or

(4) to take advantage of open market opportunities when developed properties become
available for sale, provided all parties involved are agreeable to the sale and funds are
available.

(c) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endshall not make loans for the purchase
of property at a price which exceeds the fair market value of the property or which includes
the costs of relocating or moving persons or property. The eminent domain process may be
used to settle differences of opinion as to fair market value, provided all parties agree to the
process.

(d) A private property owner may elect to receive the purchase price either in a lump
sum or in not more than four annual installments without interest on the deferred installments.
If the purchase agreement provides for installment payments, the deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begincommissioner of
transportation
new text endshall make the loan in installments corresponding to those in the purchase
agreement. The recipient of an acquisition loan shall convey the property for the construction
of the highway at the same price which the recipient paid for the property. The price may
include the costs of preparing environmental documents that were required for the acquisition
and that were paid for with money that the recipient received from the loan fund. Upon
notification by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endthat the plan to construct the
highway has been abandoned or the anticipated location of the highway changed, the recipient
shall sell the property at market value in accordance with the procedures required for the
disposition of the property. All rents and other money received because of the recipient's
ownership of the property and all proceeds from the conveyance or sale of the property shall
be paid to the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of transportationnew text end. If a recipient is not permitted to
include in the conveyance price the cost of preparing environmental documents that were
required for the acquisition, then the recipient is not required to repay the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end
new text begin commissioner new text endan amount equal to 40 percent of the money received from the loan fund and
spent in preparing the environmental documents.

(e) The deleted text beginproceeds of the tax authorized by subdivision 3, alldeleted text end money paid to the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end
new text begin commissioner of transportation new text endby recipients of loans, and all interest on the proceeds and
payments shall be maintained as a separate fund. For administration of the loan program,
the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endmay expend from the fund each year an amount
no greater than three percent of the amount of the proceeds for that year.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.167, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Loans for acquisition and relocation.

(a) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of
transportation
new text endmay make loans to acquiring authorities within the metropolitan area to
purchase homestead property located in a proposed state trunk highway right-of-way or
project, and to provide relocation assistance. Acquiring authorities are authorized to accept
the loans and to acquire the property. Except as provided in this subdivision, the loans shall
be made as provided in subdivision 2. Loans shall be in the amount of the fair market value
of the homestead property plus relocation costs and less salvage value. Before construction
of the highway begins, the acquiring authority shall convey the property to the commissioner
of transportation at the same price it paid, plus relocation costs and less its salvage value.
Acquisition and assistance under this subdivision must conform to sections 117.50 to 117.56.

(b) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endmay make loans only when:

(1) the owner of affected homestead property requests acquisition and relocation
assistance from an acquiring authority;

(2) federal or new text beginother new text endstate financial participation is not available;

(3) the owner is unable to sell the homestead property at its appraised market value
because the property is located in a proposed state trunk highway right-of-way or project
as indicated on an official map or plat adopted under section 160.085, 394.361, or 462.359;
and

(4) the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endagrees to and approves the fair market
value of the homestead property, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given them.

(1) "Acquiring authority" means counties, towns, and statutory and home rule charter
cities in the metropolitan area.

(2) "Homestead property" means: (i) a single-family dwelling occupied by the owner,
and the surrounding land, not exceeding a total of ten acres; or (ii) a manufactured home,
as defined in section 327B.01, subdivision 13.

(3) "Salvage value" means the probable sale price of the dwelling and other property
that is severable from the land if offered for sale on the condition that it be removed from
the land at the buyer's expense, allowing a reasonable time to find a buyer with knowledge
of the possible uses of the property, including separate use of serviceable components and
scrap when there is no other reasonable prospect of sale.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.168, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exclusive lanes; multipassenger transit.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner of transportation new text endmay require that any freeway constructed in the metropolitan
area on which actual construction has not been commenced by April 12, 1974 include
provisions for exclusive lanes for buses and, as the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation
new text end may determine, other forms of multipassenger transit. The deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begincommissioner of
transportation
new text end, in making its determination, must demonstrate that the exclusive lanes are
necessary to implement the transportation policy plan of the development guide.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.223, is amended to read:


473.223 FEDERAL AID.

For the purposes of this section the term "governmental subdivision" includes
municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions generally. If federal aid for
transportation programs and projects is otherwise unavailable to an existing agency or
governmental subdivision, the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endmay
cooperate with the government of the United States and any agency or department thereof
and the affected agency or other governmental subdivision in establishing metropolitan area
eligibility to receive federal aid, and may comply with the provisions of the laws of the
United States and any rules and regulations made thereunder for the expenditure of federal
moneys upon such projects as are proposed for federal assistance. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end
new text begin commissioner of transportation new text endmay accept federal aid and other aid, either public or private,
for and in behalf of the metropolitan area or any governmental subdivision of the state, for
transportation programs and projects within the metropolitan area upon such terms and
conditions as are or may be prescribed by the laws of the United States and any rules or
regulations made thereunder, and is authorized to act as agent of any governmental
subdivision of the state with jurisdiction in the metropolitan area upon request of such
subdivision in accepting the aid in its behalf for such programs or projects financed either
in whole or in part by federal aid. The governing body of any such subdivision is authorized
to designate the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation new text endas its agent for such
purposes and to enter into an agreement with the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation
new text end prescribing the terms and conditions of the agency relationship in accordance with state and
federal laws, rules and regulations. The deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text end new text begincommissioner of transportation
new text end is authorized to designate an appropriate state agency as its agent for such purposes and to
enter into an agreement with such agency prescribing the terms and conditions of the agency
relationship in accordance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations.

Nothing contained herein shall limit any separate authority of agencies or governmental
subdivisions of the state to contract for and receive federal aid.

Sec. 40.

new text begin [473.37] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation
for the purposes of sections 473.371 to 473.449.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Department. new text end

new text begin "Department" means the Department of Transportation for the
purposes of sections 473.371 to 473.449.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.375, is amended to read:


473.375 POWERS AND DUTIES OF deleted text beginCOUNCILdeleted text endnew text begin COMMISSIONERnew text end; ADVISORY
COMMITTEE.

Subd. 9a.

Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee.

The deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begincommissioner
new text end shall establish a Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee consisting of 15 members
and a chair to advise the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endon the development and management of
policies regarding accessibility of all aspects of fixed regular route and special transportation
services for persons with disabilities. The Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee
shall also advise the deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begincommissioner new text endon long-range plans to meet the accessible
transportation needs of the disability community. The Transportation Accessibility Advisory
Committee must include elderly persons, persons with disabilities, other users of special
transportation services, and representatives of appropriate agencies for elderly persons and
persons with disabilities. At least half the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee
members must be persons who are both ADA-certified and users of public transit in the
metropolitan area. Two of the appointments to the Transportation Accessibility Advisory
Committee must be made by the Council on Disability deleted text beginin consultation with the chair of the
Metropolitan Council
deleted text end.

Subd. 11.

Ride sharing.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall administer a ride-sharing
program in the metropolitan area, deleted text beginexcept for thedeleted text end new text beginincluding a new text endstatewide vanpool leasing
program deleted text beginconducted by the commissioner of transportation and shall cooperate with the
commissioner in the conduct of ride-sharing activities in areas where the commissioner's
programs and the council's program overlap
deleted text end. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay contract for
services in operating the program.

Subd. 12.

Assistance.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall offer, use, and apply deleted text beginitsdeleted text end new text beginthe
department's
new text endservices to assist and advise transit providers in the metropolitan transit area
in the planning, promotion, development, operation, and evaluation of programs and projects
which are undertaken or proposed to be undertaken deleted text beginby contract with the council, deleted text endand shall
seek out and select recipients of this assistance and advice.

Subd. 13.

Financial assistance.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay provide financial
assistance to public transit providers as provided in sections 473.371 to 473.449. deleted text beginThe council
may not use the proceeds of bonds issued under section 473.39 to provide capital assistance
to private, for-profit operators of public transit, unless the operators provide service under
a contract with the council, the former regional transit board, or recipients of financial
assistance under sections 473.371 to 473.449.
deleted text end

No political subdivision within the metropolitan area may apply for federal transit
assistance unless its application has been submitted to and approved by the deleted text begincouncil
deleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end.

Subd. 14.

Coordination.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall coordinate transit operations
within the metropolitan area and shall establish a transit information program to provide
transit users with accurate information on transit schedules and service.

Subd. 15.

Performance standards.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay establish performance
standards for recipients of financial assistance.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.384, is amended to read:


473.384 CONTRACTS.

Subdivision 1.

Contracts required.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall make contracts
with eligible recipients for financial assistance to transit service within the metropolitan
area. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay not give financial assistance to another transit provider
without first having executed a contract. The provisions of this section do not apply to
contracts made under deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text end new text beginsection new text end473.386 deleted text beginand 473.388deleted text end.

Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

To be eligible to receive financial assistance by contract under this
section a recipient must be:

(a) a county, statutory or home rule charter city or town or combination thereof, or public
authority organized and existing pursuant to chapter 398A, providing financial assistance
to or providing or operating public transit; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(b) a private provider of public transitnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (c) a transit provider formerly under contract with one or more local government units
to provide replacement service under the replacement service program established in Laws
1984, chapter 654, article 3, section 123
new text end.

Subd. 3.

Applications.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall establish procedures and standards
for review and approval of applications for financial assistance under this section. An
applicant must provide the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endwith the financial and other information
the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endrequires to carry out deleted text beginitsdeleted text end new text beginthe commissioner's new text endduties. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end
new text begin commissioner new text endmay specify procedures, including public hearing requirements, to be followed
by applicants that are cities, towns, or counties or combinations thereof in conducting transit
studies and formulating service plans under subdivisions 4 and 5.

Subd. 4.

Transit study.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall require that prior to applying
for financial assistance by contract under clause (a) of subdivision 2, the applicant must
prepare and submit a transit study which includes the following elements:

(a) a determination of existing and future transit needs within the area to be served, and
an assessment of the adequacy of existing service to meet the needs;

(b) an assessment of the level and type of service required to meet unmet needs;

(c) an assessment of existing and future resources available for the financing of transit
service; and

(d) the type or types of any new government arrangements or agreements needed to
provide adequate service.

The transit study for any applicant may be done by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end.

Subd. 5.

Service plan.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall, before making a contract with
an eligible recipient, require the submission of a service plan which includes the following
elements:

(a) a description of the service proposed for financial assistance, including vehicles,
routes, and schedules;

(b) an assessment of the extent to which the proposed service meets the needs as
determined by the transit study;

(c) a description of the contract administration and review process if the operation of
the proposed service is to be done by a private contractor;

(d) a description of the amount required to establish and operate the proposed service
and the proposed sources of the required amount including operating revenue, other local
sources, and assistance from the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endand from federal sources;

(e) the fare structure of the proposed service; and

(f) projections of usage of the system.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay specify procedures, including public hearing requirements,
to be followed by applicants that are cities, towns, or counties or combinations thereof in
conducting transit studies and formulating service plans.

Subd. 6.

Financial assistance for certain providers.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall
provide financial assistance to recipients who were receiving assistance by contract with
the commissioner of transportation under Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 174.24,
subdivision 3
, on July 1, 1984, so that the percentage of total operating cost, as defined by
the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, paid by the recipient from all local sources of revenue, including
operating revenue, does not exceed the percentage for the recipient's classification as
determined by the commissioner deleted text beginof transportationdeleted text end under the commissioner's final contract
with the recipient. The remainder of the total operating cost must be paid by the deleted text begincouncil
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner new text endless all assistance received by the recipient for that purpose from any federal
source.

If a recipient informs the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endin writing prior to the distribution of
financial assistance for any year that paying its designated percentage of total operating
cost from local sources will cause undue hardship, the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay adjust
the percentage as it deems equitable. If for any year the funds available to the deleted text begincouncil
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner new text endare insufficient to allow the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endto pay its share of total
operating cost for those recipients, the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall reduce its share in each
classification to the extent necessary.

Subd. 7.

Transit operations impact assessment.

Prior to entering into a contract for
operating assistance with a recipient, the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall evaluate the effect, if
any, of the contract on the ridership, routes, schedules, fares, and staffing levels of the
existing and proposed service provided by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end
new text begin commissioner new text endmay enter into the contract only if it determines that the service to be assisted
under the contract will not impose an undue hardship on the ridership or financial condition
of the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text end new text begincommissioner's new text endtransit operations. The requirements of this subdivision do
not apply to contracts for assistance to recipients who, as part of a negotiated cost-sharing
arrangement with the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, pay a substantial part of the cost of services
that directly benefit the recipient as an institution or organization.

Subd. 8.

Paratransit contracts.

In executing and administering contracts for paratransit
projects, the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endhas the powers and duties deleted text begingiven to the commissioner of
transportation
deleted text end new text beginspecified new text endin section 174.255, subdivisions 1 and 2, relating to disability
accessibility and insurance coverage. The provisions of section 174.255, subdivision 3,
apply to paratransit projects which receive assistance by contract with the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner
new text end.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.385, is amended to read:


473.385 TRANSIT SERVICE AREAS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) "Fully developed service area" means the fully developed
area, as defined in the deleted text beginMetropolitan Council'sdeleted text end development guidenew text begin prepared by the
commissioner of administration
new text end, plus the cities of Mendota Heights, Maplewood, North St.
Paul, and Little Canada.

(b) "Regular route transit" has the meaning given it in section 174.22, subdivision 8,
except that, for purposes of this section, the term does not include services on fixed routes
and schedules that are primarily intended to provide circulator service within a community
or adjacent communities rather than feeder service to the system of metropolitan regular
route transit operated by the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of transportationnew text end.

Subd. 2.

Service areas.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay provide financial assistance
(whether directly or through another entity) to private, for-profit operators of public transit
only for the following services:

(1) services that are not regular route services;

(2) regular route services provided on June 2, 1989, by a private, for-profit operator
under contract with the former regional transit board or under a certificate of convenience
and necessity issued by the commissioner of transportation;

(3) regular route services outside of the fully developed service area that are not operated
on June 2, 1989, by the former Metropolitan Transit Commission;

deleted text begin (4) regular route services provided under section 473.388;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endregular route services to recipients who, as part of a negotiated cost-sharing
arrangement with the deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, pay at least 50 percent of the cost of the service
that directly benefits the recipient as an institution or organization; or

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endregular route services that will not be operated for a reasonable subsidy by the
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.386, is amended to read:


473.386 SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE.

Subdivision 1.

Service objectives.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall implement a special
transportation service, as defined in section 174.29, in the metropolitan area. The service
has the following objectives:

(a) to provide greater access to transportation for the elderly, people with disabilities,
and others with special transportation needs in the metropolitan area;

(b) to develop an integrated system of special transportation service providing
transportation tailored to meet special individual needs in the most cost-efficient manner;
and

(c) to use existing public, private, and private nonprofit providers of service when feasible
and cost-efficient, to supplement rather than replace existing service, and to increase the
productivity of all special transportation vehicles available in the area.

Subd. 2.

Service contracts; management.

(a) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay 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 deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall 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 deleted text begincouncil deleted text endnew text begindepartment
new text end management policies and must establish performance and compliance standards for the
service administrator. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay provide directly day to day
administration and management of the service and may own or lease vehicles used to provide
the service.

(c) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall 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.

(d) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall report on deleted text beginitsdeleted text endnew text begin the department'snew text end special transportation
services as part of the program evaluation provided for in section 473.13, subdivision 1a.

(e) The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall provide, on an annual basis, an opportunity for users
and other interested persons to provide testimony to the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endconcerning
services provided under this section.

Subd. 2a.

Eligibility application and verification; penalty for fraudulent certification.

(a) If the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endrequires 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 deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin
commissioner
new text end. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall:

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

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

(b) 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 deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner
new text end must include a notice of the penalty for fraudulent certification in the application form and
the eligibility verification form.

Subd. 3.

Duties of deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end.

In implementing the special transportation
service, the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall:

(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) when feasible and cost-efficient, contract 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) encourage shared rides to the greatest extent practicable;

(e) 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;

(f) establish criteria to be used in determining individual eligibility for special
transportation services;

(g) consult with the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee in a timely manner
before changes are made in the provision of special transportation services;

(h) provide for effective administration and enforcement of deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begindepartment new text endpolicies
and standards; and

(i) ensure 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 deleted text begintransit taxing district, as defined as of March 1,
2006, in section 473.446, subdivision 2
deleted text endnew text begin metropolitan areanew text end.

Subd. 4.

Coordination required.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay not grant any financial
assistance to any recipient that proposes to use any part of the grant to provide special
transportation service in the metropolitan area unless the program is coordinated with the
deleted text begin council'sdeleted text end new text begincommissioner's new text endspecial transportation service in the manner determined by the
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endis not required to provide funding for
transportation services from a residence to a service site and home again when the services
are used by individuals in conjunction with their participation in human service
developmental achievement center programs in which transportation to and from the program
is a required and funded component of those programs.

Subd. 5.

Equitable allocation and annual reallocation.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner
new text end shall distribute all available funding under this section in a manner designed to achieve an
equitable allocation of special transportation services based on the proportion of the number
of elderly, disabled, or economically disadvantaged individuals with special transportation
needs who actually use the special transportation service.

Subd. 6.

Operating and service standards.

A person operating or assisting the operation
of a vehicle may leave the vehicle to enter premises in order to help a passenger who does
not require emergency ambulance service. Operators and assistants shall provide the help
necessary for door-through-door service, including help in entering and leaving the vehicle
and help through the exterior entrance and over any exterior steps at either departure or
destination buildings, provided that both the steps and the wheelchair are in good repair. If
an operator or assistant refuses help because of the condition of the steps or the wheelchair,
the operator of the service shall send letters to the service administrator designated by the
deleted text begin councildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, who shall notify the person denied service describing the corrective
measures necessary to qualify for service.

Subd. 8.

Vehicle title transfer; conditions.

The deleted text beginMetropolitan Council deleted text endnew text begincommissionernew text end
may transfer to a special transportation service provider or a provider of taxi services the
title to a vehicle formerly used to provide special transportation service under this section.
If the deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endtransfers title to a provider of taxi services, it may do so only
to a provider of taxi services that is licensed by a city whose taxi licensing ordinance requires
(1) criminal background checks and annual driving record checks for drivers, and (2)
inspection of vehicles at least annually.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.387, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Administration.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall design and administer the
programs under this section. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay request proposals for projects
to demonstrate methods of achieving the purposes of programs administered under this
section. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall design or ensure the design of programs that will
provide better access for the targeted service groups to places of employment and activity
throughout the metropolitan area, using regular route transit, paratransit, taxis, car or van
pools, or other means of conveyance. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmay organize the services
by providing to individuals, directly or indirectly, reduced fares or passes on public transit
or vouchers to be used to purchase transportation; by contracting with public and private
providers; by arrangements with government agencies, civic and community organizations
or nonprofit groups providing assistance to the targeted service groups; by arrangements
with prospective employers, with employment, education, retail, medical, or other activity
centers, or with local governments; or by any other methods designed to improve service
and reduce costs to the targeted service groups.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.387, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Job seekers.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall establish a program and policies
to increase the availability and utility of public transit services and reduce transportation
costs for persons who are seeking employment and who lack private means of transportation.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.387, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Transit disadvantaged.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall establish a program
and policies to reduce transportation costs for persons who are, because of limited incomes,
age, disability, or other reasons, especially dependent on public transit for common mobility.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.3875, is amended to read:


473.3875 TRANSIT FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall establish a transit for livable communities demonstration
program fund. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endshall adopt guidelines for selecting and evaluating
demonstration projects for funding. The selection guidelines must include provisions
evaluating projects:

(1) interrelating development or redevelopment and transit;

(2) interrelating affordable housing and employment growth areas;

(3) helping intensify land use that leads to more compact development or redevelopment;

(4) coordinating school transportation and public transit service;new text begin or
new text end

(5) implementing recommendations of the transit redesign plandeleted text begin; ordeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (6) otherwise promoting the goals of the Metropolitan Livable Communities Act.
deleted text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.39, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws
2017, chapter 40, article 1, section 117, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General authority.

The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Area Transit Board
established in section 473.446, subdivision 1c,
new text end may issue general obligation bonds subject
to the volume limitations in this section to provide funds to implement the deleted text begincouncil'sdeleted text end transit
capital improvement program new text beginfor the metropolitan area new text endand may issue general obligation
bonds not subject to the limitations for the refunding of outstanding bonds or certificates
of indebtedness of the new text beginformer Metropolitan new text endCouncil, the former regional transit board or
the former metropolitan transit commission, and judgments against the former regional
transit board or the former metropolitan transit commission or the new text beginformer Metropolitan
new text end Council. The deleted text begincouncildeleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan Area Transit Boardnew text end may not issue obligations pursuant