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SF 4442

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 09/07/2022 09:26am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transit; appropriating money for transit in greater Minnesota.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; GREATER MINNESOTA TRANSIT.
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new text begin (a) $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of transportation for the public transit assistance program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.24. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025.
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new text begin (b) The appropriation in paragraph (a) is available for:
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new text begin (1) the recipient's share of fuel cost increases above any amount specified in a contract
under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 3;
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new text begin (2) the recipient's share of vehicle cost increases above any previously committed amount;
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new text begin (3) costs of consultants to design and plan transit capital investments, including facilities
and transit shelters;
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new text begin (4) construction of transit facilities;
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new text begin (5) costs of consultants to assist in planning and outreach for county-to-county bus
service, bus rapid transit lines, or both;
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new text begin (6) capital investments for electric vehicle charging facilities;
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new text begin (7) procurement of zero-emission and electric transit vehicles;
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new text begin (8) transit system technology improvements; and
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new text begin (9) hiring bonuses.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner must allocate financial assistance awards by December 1, 2023.
A recipient of financial assistance must expend the funds by December 31, 2024.
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new text begin (d) A recipient of financial assistance is not required to commit funds from nonstate
sources that exceed five percent of the amount provided under this section.
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