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SF 2974

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/30/2014 08:24am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; specifying project prioritization in aid under local road
improvement and local bridge replacement and rehabilitation programs; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 174.50, subdivision 6; 174.52, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.50, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Grant criteria; rulemaking.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner of transportation shall
adopt rules consistent with this section that establish criteria for determining priorities and
amounts of grantsdeleted text begin, whichdeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b) The criteria must place highest priority on projects that are developed in
conjunction with a trunk highway system project in a manner that minimizes traffic and
community impacts and produces efficiencies, and
new text end must be based on consideration of:

(1) effectiveness of the project in eliminating a deficiency in the transportation
system;

(2) number of persons affected by the deficiency;

(3) economic feasibility;

(4) effect on optimum land use and other concerns of state and regional planning;

(5) availability of other financing capability; and

(6) adequacy of provision for proper operation and maintenance after construction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.52, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Grant procedures and criteria.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner shall establish
procedures for statutory or home rule charter cities, towns, and counties to apply for
grants or loans from the fund and criteria to be used to select projects for funding.
The commissioner shall establish these procedures and criteria in consultation with
representatives appointed by the Association of Minnesota Counties, League of Minnesota
Cities, Minnesota Association of Townships, and the appropriate state agency as needed.

new text begin (b) new text end The criteria for determining project priority and the amount of a grant or loan
new text begin must place highest priority on projects that are developed in conjunction with a trunk
highway system project in a manner that minimizes traffic and community impacts and
produces efficiencies, and
new text end must be based upon consideration of:

(1) the availability of other state, federal, and local funds;

(2) the regional significance of the route;

(3) effectiveness of the proposed project in eliminating a transportation system
deficiency;

(4) the number of persons who will be positively impacted by the project;

(5) the project's contribution to other local, regional, or state economic development
or redevelopment efforts including livestock and other agricultural operations permitted
after the effective date of this section; and

(6) ability of the local unit of government to adequately provide for the safe
operation and maintenance of the facility upon project completion.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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