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SF 3255

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/07/2020 01:52pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; modifying and authorizing various provisions relating
to transportation, motor vehicles, and drivers; requiring reports; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 160.05, subdivision 1; 161.115, subdivision 43;
168.09, subdivision 7; 168.091; 168.092; 169.09, subdivision 3; 169.451,
subdivisions 2, 4, by adding a subdivision; 171.07, by adding a subdivision; 174.30,
subdivisions 2a, 4a, 8; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 161.14,
subdivision 94; 171.07, subdivision 6a; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter
3, article 2, section 34, subdivision 2; article 3, section 120; Laws 2020, chapter
71, article 2, section 15, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 169; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 169.86,
subdivision 3b; 174.30, subdivision 4b.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 160.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Six years.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen any road or portion of a road has been used and kept
in repair and worked for at least six years continuously as a public highway by a road
authority, it shall be deemed dedicated to the public to the width of the actual use and be
and remain, until lawfully vacated, a public highway whether it has ever been established
as a public highway or not. Nothing contained in this subdivision shall impair the right,
title, or interest of the water department of any city of the first class secured under Special
Laws 1885, chapter 110. This subdivision shall apply to roads and streets except platted
streets within cities.new text begin If a road authority fails to give the notice required by paragraph (b),
this subdivision does not apply.
new text end

new text begin (b) Before a road authority may make any repairs or conduct any work on a private road
as defined by section 169.011, subdivision 57, the road authority must notify the owner of
the road of the intent to make repairs or conduct work on the private road. The notice must
be sent to the owner by certified mail. The notice must specify the segment of road that is
the subject of the notice and state the duration of the repairs or work. The notice must include
the following: "Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 160.05, your private road may be
deemed to be dedicated to the public if the following conditions are met for six continuous
years: (1) the road is used by the public; and (2) the road is repaired or worked on by a road
authority. This means that the road will no longer be a private road but will be a public road.
You will not receive compensation from the road authority when the road is dedicated to
the public."
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2020, and
applies to any repairs, maintenance, or work newly started on a private road on or after that
date. This section does not apply to a road segment for which: (1) repair or work started
before August 1, 2020; or (2) a road authority has continuously maintained since before
August 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 161.115, subdivision 43, is amended to read:


Subd. 43.

Route No. 112.

Beginning at deleted text beginthe terminus of Route No. 53 on the southerly
limits of the city of South St. Paul
deleted text endnew text begin a point on the southerly limits of the city of St. Paulnew text end,
thence extending deleted text beginthrough South St. Paul into the city of St. Pauldeleted text endnew text begin northerlynew text end to connect with
Route No. 102 as herein established.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective after the conditions in Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 3, article 3, section 120, as amended by this act, are met.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 161.14, subdivision 94, is amended
to read:


Subd. 94.

Specialist Noah Pierce Bridge.

The bridge on marked deleted text beginTrunk Highway 37
over marked U.S. Highway 53
deleted text endnew text begin U.S. Highway 53 over marked Trunk Highway 37new text end in the
city of Eveleth is designated as "Specialist Noah Pierce Bridge." Subject to section 161.139,
the commissioner must adopt a suitable design to mark this bridge and erect appropriate
signs.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.09, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Display of temporary permit.

(a) A vehicle that displays a Minnesota plate
issued under this chapter may display a temporary permit in conjunction with expired
registration if:

(1) the current registration tax and all other fees and taxes have been paid in full; and

(2) the plate has been applied for.

(b) A vehicle may display a temporary permit in conjunction with expired registration,
with or without a registration plate, if:

(1) the plates have been applied for;

(2) the registration tax and other fees and taxes have been paid in full; and

(3) either the vehicle is used solely as a collector vehicle while displaying the temporary
permit and not used for general transportation purposes or the vehicle was issued a 21-day
permit under section 168.092, subdivision 1.

(c) The permit is valid for a period of 60 days. The permit must be in a format prescribed
by the commissioner deleted text beginand whenever practicable must be posted upon the driver's side of the
rear window on the inside of the vehicle
deleted text endnew text begin, affixed to the rear of the vehicle where a license
plate would normally be affixed, and plainly visible
new text end. The permit is valid only for the vehicle
for which it was issued to allow a reasonable time for the new plates to be manufactured
and delivered to the applicant. The permit may be issued only by the commissioner or by
a deputy registrar under section 168.33.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2021, or upon initial
deployment of the replacement motor vehicle title and registration information system,
whichever is earlier. The commissioner of public safety must notify the revisor of statutes
of the effective date.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.091, is amended to read:


168.091 31-DAY TEMPORARY VEHICLE PERMIT.

Subdivision 1.

Nonresident buyer.

(a) Upon payment of a fee of $1, the commissioner
may issue a permit to a nonresident purchasing a vehicle in this state for the sole purpose
of allowing the vehicle to be removed from this state.

(b) The permit is in lieu of any other registration or taxation for use of the highways and
is valid for a period of 31 days from the date of sale, trade, or gift.

(c) The permit must be available in an electronic format as determined by the
commissioner.

(d) If the sale, gift, or trade information is electronically transmitted to the commissioner
by a dealer or deputy registrar of motor vehicles, the $1 fee is waived.

(e) The permit must be deleted text beginposted upon the left side of the inside rear window of the vehicle
or, if not practicable,
deleted text endnew text begin affixed to the rear of the vehiclenew text end where it is plainly visible deleted text beginto law
enforcement
deleted text end. Each permit is valid only for the vehicle for which the permit was issued.

Subd. 2.

Dealer.

The registrar may issue deleted text begina quantity ofdeleted text end permits deleted text beginin booklet formdeleted text end to licensed
dealers upon payment of the proper fee for each permit deleted text begincontained in said booklet. When
issuing a permit, the dealer shall immediately forward to the registrar information on forms
supplied by the registrar showing to whom the permit was issued, the vehicle description,
date of issue and expiration, and such other information as the registrar may require
deleted text end.

Subd. 3.

Proceeds to highway user fund.

All payments received for such permits shall
be paid into the state treasury and credited to the highway user tax distribution fund.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2021, or upon initial
deployment of the replacement motor vehicle title and registration information system,
whichever is earlier. The commissioner of public safety must notify the revisor of statutes
of the effective date.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.092, is amended to read:


168.092 21-DAY TEMPORARY VEHICLE PERMIT.

Subdivision 1.

Resident buyer.

The motor vehicle registrar may issue a permit to a
person purchasing a new or used motor vehicle in this state for the purpose of allowing the
purchaser a reasonable time to register the vehicle and pay fees and taxes due on the transfer.
The permit is valid for a period of 21 days. The permit must be in a form as the registrar
may determine deleted text beginand, whenever practicable must be posted upon the left side of the inside
rear window of the vehicle
deleted text endnew text begin, affixed to the rear of the vehicle where a license plate would
normally be affixed, and plainly visible
new text end. Each permit is valid only for the vehicle for which
issued.

Subd. 2.

Dealer.

The registrar may issue deleted text begina quantity ofdeleted text end permits to licensed dealers. When
issuing a permit, the dealer shall complete the permit in the manner prescribed by the
department. deleted text beginOne copy of the permit shall be retained in sequential order in the dealer's files.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2021, or upon initial
deployment of the replacement motor vehicle title and registration information system,
whichever is earlier. The commissioner of public safety must notify the revisor of statutes
of the effective date.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.09, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Driver to give information.

(a) The driver of any motor vehicle involved in
a collision the driver knows or has reason to know results in bodily injury to or death of
another, or damage to any vehicle driven or attended by another, shall give the driver's
name, deleted text beginaddress, anddeleted text end date of birthnew text begin, mailing address or e-mail address,new text end and the registration
plate number of the vehicle being driven. The driver shall, upon request and if available,
exhibit the driver's license or permit to drive to deleted text beginthe individual struck or the driver or occupant
deleted text enddeleted text begin of or individual attending any vehicle collided with. The driver also shall give the information
deleted text enddeleted text begin and upon request exhibit the license or permit todeleted text end any peace officer at the scene of the collision
or who is investigating the collision. The driver shall render reasonable assistance to any
individual injured in the collision.

(b) If not given at the scene of the collision, the driver, within 72 hours after the accident,
shall give, on request to any individual involved in the collision or to a peace officer
investigating the collision, the name and address of the insurer providing vehicle liability
insurance coverage, and the local insurance agent for the insurer.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.451, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Inspection certificate.

new text beginExcept as provided in subdivision 2a, new text endno person shall
drive, or no owner shall knowingly permit or cause to be driven, any school bus or Head
Start bus unless there is displayed thereon a certificate issued by the commissioner of public
safety stating that on a certain date, which shall be within 13 months of the date of operation,
a member of the Minnesota State Patrol inspected the bus and found that on the date of
inspection the bus complied with the applicable provisions of state law relating to
construction, design, equipment, and color.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.451, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Interim inspection; certificate. new text end

new text begin In lieu of the certificate required in subdivision
2, a new or used school bus being sold by a dealer in this state may display an interim
inspection certificate. The school bus dealer completing the preregistration certificate
required in section 168.102 may inspect the bus to determine if the bus complies with the
applicable provisions of state law relating to construction, design, equipment, and color. If
the bus complies with the applicable provisions of state law, the dealer may affix the interim
inspection certificate to the school bus, indicating that on the date of the inspection, the bus
complied with the applicable provisions of state law relating to construction, design,
equipment, and color. The interim certificate must include the date of the inspection and
must be valid until the owner's next scheduled annual inspection, but must not be valid for
more than 12 months following the month of the initial inspection. The commissioner must
provide the prescribed interim inspection certificates at no cost to the dealer.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.451, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Violation; penalty.

The State Patrol shall enforce deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text end new text beginsubdivisions new text end2new text begin
and 2a
new text end. A deleted text beginviolation of subdivision 2 isdeleted text end new text beginperson who operates a school bus without a valid
inspection certificate issued pursuant to subdivision 2 or an interim inspection certificate
issued pursuant to subdivision 2a is guilty of
new text enda misdemeanor.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 11.

new text begin [169.812] ESCORT VEHICLES FOR OVERDIMENSIONAL LOADS;
DEFINITIONS; REQUIREMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Licensed peace officer" means a law enforcement officer licensed under sections
626.84 to 626.863, who holds a certificate under section 299D.085, and who may operate
an authorized emergency vehicle and direct and control traffic and require traffic to yield
to an overdimensional load.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Escort driver" means an individual who holds a certificate under section 299D.085
and is authorized to control and direct traffic as a flagger during the movement of an
overdimensional load following the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices standards
as defined by the Federal Highway Administration and section 169.06, subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Flagger" means a person who actively controls the flow of vehicular traffic into,
through, or into and through a temporary traffic control zone using hand-signaling devices
or an automated flagger assistance device.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Overdimensional load" is a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight
of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in this chapter, or otherwise not in
conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Escort vehicles required; width. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (d) and
(e), no escort vehicle is required if the width of an overdimensional load is 15 feet or less
as measured at the bottom of the load or is 16 feet or less as measured at the top of the load.
new text end

new text begin (b) Only one rear escort vehicle is required on a multilane divided roadway if the width
of an overdimensional load is more than 15 feet as measured at the bottom of the load or is
more than 16 feet as measured at the top of the load.
new text end

new text begin (c) Only one lead escort vehicle and one rear escort vehicle is required on any undivided
roadway if the width of an overdimensional load is more than 15 feet as measured at the
bottom of the load or is more than 16 feet as measured at the top of the load.
new text end

new text begin (d) Only one lead licensed peace officer is required when any part of an overdimensional
load or a vehicle transporting an overdimensional load extends beyond the left of the
centerline on an undivided roadway.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner may require additional escorts when deemed necessary to protect
public safety or to ensure against undue damage to the road foundations, surfaces, or
structures. The commissioner must specify in the permit (1) the number of additional escorts
required; and (2) whether the operators of the escort vehicles must be licensed peace officers
or may be escort drivers, as defined in subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Escort vehicles required; length. new text end

new text begin (a) When a vehicle transporting an
overdimensional load is operated on a multilane divided roadway:
new text end

new text begin (1) only one rear escort vehicle is required if the overdimensional load has an overall
length exceeding 110 feet; or
new text end

new text begin (2) only one lead escort vehicle and one rear escort vehicle is required if the
overdimensional load has an overall length exceeding 150 feet.
new text end

new text begin (b) One lead escort vehicle and one rear escort vehicle is required on any undivided
roadway if the overall length of the overdimensional load exceeds 110 feet.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), the commissioner may require additional
escorts when deemed necessary to protect public safety or to ensure against undue damage
to the road foundations, surfaces, or structures. The commissioner must specify in the permit
(1) the number of additional escorts required; and (2) whether the operators of the escort
vehicles must be licensed peace officers or may be escort drivers, as defined in subdivision
1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 171.07, subdivision 6a, is amended
to read:


Subd. 6a.

Autism spectrum deleted text beginor mental healthdeleted text end identifier.

Upon the written request of
the applicant, the deleted text begindepartmentdeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endmust issue a driver's license or Minnesota
identification card bearing a graphic or written identifier for an autism spectrum disorder,
as defined in section 62A.3094, subdivision 1, paragraph (b)deleted text begin, or a mental health conditiondeleted text end.
The applicant must submit the written request for the identifier at the time the photograph
or electronically produced image is taken. The commissioner must not include any specific
medical information on the driver's license or Minnesota identification card.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6b. new text end

new text begin Mental health identifier. new text end

new text begin Upon the written request of the applicant, the
commissioner must issue a driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing a graphic
or written identifier for a mental health condition. The applicant must submit the written
request for the identifier at the time the photograph or electronically produced image is
taken. The commissioner must not include any specific medical information on the driver's
license or Minnesota identification card.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 174.30, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Vehicle and equipment safety; provider responsibilities.

(a) Every special
transportation service provider shall systematically inspect, repair, and maintain, or cause
to be inspected, repaired, and maintained, the vehicles and equipment subject to the control
of the provider. Each vehicle and its equipment must be inspected daily. A vehicle may not
be operated in a condition that is likely to cause an accident or breakdown of the vehicle.
Equipment, including specialized equipment necessary to ensure vehicle usability and safety
for disabled persons, must be in proper and safe operating condition at all times.

(b) Each special transportation provider shall maintain the following records for each
vehicle:

(1) an identification of the vehicle, including make, serial number, and year, and, if the
vehicle is not owned by the provider, the name and address of the person furnishing the
vehicle;

(2) a schedule of inspection and maintenance operations to be performed;

(3) a record of inspections, repairs, and maintenance showing the date and nature;

(4) a lubrication record; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(5) a record of tests conducted to ensure that emergency doors or windows and wheelchair
lifts function properlydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (6) a record of trips, limited to date, time, and driver's name.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 174.30, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Certification of special transportation provider.

(a) The commissioner may
refuse to issue a certificate of compliance if an individual specified in subdivision 10,
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), is disqualifiednew text begin or is not on the provider's active roster, as
defined in section 245C.02, subdivision 17a, paragraph (b)
new text end.

(b) The commissioner shall annually evaluate or provide for the evaluation of each
provider of special transportation service regulated under this section and certify that the
provider is in compliance with the standards under this section.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 174.30, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Administrative penalties; loss of certificate of compliance.

(a) The
commissioner may issue an order requiring violations of this section and the operating
standards adopted under this section to be corrected and assessing monetary penalties of up
to $1,000 for all violations identified during a single inspection, investigation, or audit.
Section 221.036 applies to administrative penalty orders issued under this section or section
174.315. The commissioner shall suspend, without a hearing, a special transportation service
provider's certificate of compliance for failure to pay, or make satisfactory arrangements to
pay, an administrative penalty when due.

(b) If the commissioner determines that an individual subject to background studies
under subdivision 10, paragraph (a), is disqualifiednew text begin or is not on the provider's active roster,
as defined in section 245C.02, subdivision 17a, paragraph (b)
new text end, the commissioner must issue
a written notice ordering the special transportation service provider to immediately cease
permitting the individual to perform services or functions listed in subdivision 10, paragraph
(a). The written notice must include a warning that failure to comply with the order may
result in the suspension or revocation of the provider's certificate of compliance under this
section.

(c) The commissioner may suspend or revoke a provider's certificate of compliance upon
determining that, following receipt by a provider of written notice under paragraph (b), the
individual has continued to perform services or functions listed in subdivision 10, paragraph
(a), for the provider. A provider whose certificate is suspended or revoked may appeal the
commissioner's action in a contested case proceeding under chapter 14.

new text begin (d) If the commissioner determines that a provider has failed to pay the decal fees as
required by subdivision 4, the commissioner must send written notice by certified mail
ordering the provider to pay the applicable fees within 60 days after the notice was mailed.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner may suspend a provider's certificate of compliance if the provider
fails to submit the required payment after receiving written notice under paragraph (d). A
provider whose certificate is suspended may appeal the commissioner's action in a contested
case proceeding under chapter 14.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Penalties collected under this section must be deposited in the state treasury and
credited to the trunk highway fund.

Sec. 17.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 34, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee established.

(a) The
Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee is established and consists of the following
members:

(1) the chair of the senate Finance Committee, or a senator appointed by the chair of the
senate Finance Committee;

(2) the chair and ranking minority member of the senate committee with jurisdiction
over transportation finance;

(3) the chair of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee, or a member
of the house of representatives appointed by the chair of the house of representatives Ways
and Means Committee; and

(4) the chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives committee
with jurisdiction over transportation finance.

(b) The chair of the Blue Ribbon Council on Information Technology, or the chair's
designee, must serve on the committee as a nonvoting member. If the council expires or is
dissolved, deleted text beginthis position on the committee is discontinued.deleted text endnew text begin the chair of the council at the time
of expiration or dissolution, or the chair's designee, must continue to serve on the committee
as a nonvoting member until the committee expires as provided by subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 18.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 3, article 3, section 120, is amended to
read:


Sec. 120. LEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 112 deleted text beginREMOVEDdeleted text endnew text begin; PARTIAL REMOVALnew text end.

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 43, is deleted text beginrepealeddeleted text endnew text begin modifiednew text end effective
the day after the commissioner of transportation receives copies of the agreements between
the commissioner and the governing bodies of Dakota Countydeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end the city of South St.
Pauldeleted text begin, and the city of St. Pauldeleted text end to transfer jurisdiction of new text beginportions of new text endLegislative Route No.
112 and after the commissioner deleted text beginnotifies the revisor of statutes under paragraph (b).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from Minnesota
Statutes when the commissioner of transportation
deleted text end sends notice to the revisor electronically
or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been satisfied.

Sec. 19.

Laws 2020, chapter 71, article 2, section 15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Licenses and identification cards.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
sections 171.07, subdivision 4; 171.186, subdivision 4; and 171.27, the expiration date is
extended for any valid driver's license, including but not limited to an instruction permit,
provisional license, operator's permit, limited license, and farm work license, and any
Minnesota identification card, issued under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171, that absent
this subdivision would otherwise expire (1) during the peacetime public health emergency
period, deleted text beginordeleted text end (2) on any day of the month in which the peacetime public health emergency
period terminatesnew text begin, or (3) on any day of the month following the month in which the peacetime
public health emergency period terminates
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(b) An extension in this subdivision is provided to the last day of the second consecutive
month following the month in which the peacetime public health emergency period
terminates.

(c) No fee or surcharge under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171, is imposed for an
extension under this subdivision.

(d) An extension under this subdivision does not alter the expiration date for subsequent
license or Minnesota identification card renewals. Nothing in this subdivision prevents
suspension, cancellation, revocation, or disqualification as provided in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 168, 169, 169A, 171, 260B, 260C, or any other chapter.

(e) The authority in this subdivision does not apply:

(1) to issuance of a new driver's license or Minnesota identification card, except as
provided in subdivision 3;

(2) to reinstatement of a canceled, suspended, or revoked license; and

(3) to a person who is no longer eligible for the license or Minnesota identification card.

(f) The commissioner of public safety must ensure that the driving record of a person
whose driver's license expiration date is extended pursuant to this subdivision indicates that
the person's driver's license is valid until the extension expires as provided in this subdivision.
The commissioner must ensure, as far as practicable, that this information is available to
law enforcement and other entities outside the state of Minnesota.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 20. new text beginFEDERAL FUNDS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
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new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "federal funds" means any funding received by the state
from the federal government pursuant to any federal law, rule, grant, or loan relating to the
infectious disease known as COVID-19. This includes but is not limited to the Coronavirus
Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must report all expenditures of federal funds to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation finance and policy by February 15, 2021, and annually thereafter until
all federal funds are expended. The report must include the total amount of each expenditure,
the purpose of each expenditure, and any additional information the commissioner determines
is necessary to properly document each expenditure.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner of public safety must report all expenditures of federal funds
relating to driver and vehicle services and the State Patrol to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance and
policy by February 15, 2021, and annually thereafter until all federal funds are expended.
The report must include the total amount of each expenditure, the purpose of each
expenditure, and any additional information the commissioner determines is necessary to
properly document each expenditure.
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new text begin (d) The chair of the Metropolitan Council must report all expenditures of federal funds
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation finance and policy or the Metropolitan Council by February 15, 2021,
and annually thereafter until all federal funds are expended. The report must include the
total amount of each expenditure, the purpose of each expenditure, and any additional
information the chair determines is necessary to properly document each expenditure.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 21. new text beginLEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 237 REMOVED.
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new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 168, is repealed effective the day
after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
commissioner and the governing body of Stearns County to transfer jurisdiction of Legislative
Route No. 237 and after the commissioner notifies the revisor of statutes under paragraph
(b).
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new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from Minnesota
Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor electronically
or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been satisfied.
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Sec. 22. new text beginREQUIRING USE OF WARNING LIGHTS AND STOP ARMS ON
SCHOOL BUSES WHEN MAKING DELIVERIES TO STUDENTS.
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new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "peacetime public health emergency period" means the
duration of any peacetime emergency declared by the governor in an executive order that
relates to the infectious disease known as COVID-19, but ending no later than January 31,
2021.
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new text begin (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 169.443, subdivision 3, during a
peacetime public health emergency period, a school bus driver must activate the prewarning
flashing amber signals or flashing red signals and the stop arm signal when the school bus
is stopped on a street or highway to deliver or drop off food, schoolwork, supplies, or other
items for students.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 23. new text beginROAD AND BRIDGE FUND MONEY FROM UNORGANIZED
TOWNSHIPS; AITKIN COUNTY.
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new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 163.06, subdivision 4, the road and bridge
fund tax money collected from unorganized townships in Aitkin County need not be set
apart in separate funds for each township. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
163.06, subdivision 5, road and bridge fund tax money that is collected from the various
unorganized townships may be expended by the Aitkin County Board in any of the
unorganized townships in the county.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the Aitkin County Board
of Commissioners and its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
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Sec. 24. new text beginREPEALER.
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new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.86, subdivision 3b, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 174.30, subdivision 4b, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective the day following final enactment.
Paragraph (b) is effective August 1, 2020.
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S3255-2

169.86 SPECIAL PERMIT TO EXCEED HEIGHT, WIDTH, OR LOAD; FEES.

Subd. 3b.

Escort vehicles.

The commissioner or local authority shall specify in the permit:

(1) the minimum number of escort vehicles required to escort the overdimensional load; and

(2) whether the operators of the escort vehicles must be certified licensed peace officers or may be overdimensional load escort drivers who hold a current certificate under section 299D.085.

174.30 OPERATING STANDARDS FOR SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE.

Subd. 4b.

Variance from the standards.

A nonemergency medical transportation provider who was not subject to the standards in this section prior to July 1, 2014, must apply for a variance from the commissioner if the provider cannot meet the standards by January 1, 2017. The commissioner may grant or deny the variance application. Variances, if granted, shall not exceed 60 days unless extended by the commissioner.