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SF 670

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

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; appropriating money for highways, local roads, and
bridges; requiring report.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin General fund appropriation. new text end

new text begin $300,000,000 is appropriated to the
commissioner of transportation in fiscal year 2008 from the general fund for the purposes
specified in this section. This appropriation is available until spent and does not lapse.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Local bridges. new text end

new text begin (a) Of the appropriation in subdivision 1, $25,000,000 is
for local bridge replacement and rehabilitation to match federal money and to replace or
rehabilitate local deficient bridges.
new text end

new text begin (b) Political subdivisions may use grants made under this section to construct
or reconstruct bridges, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) matching federal-aid grants to construct or reconstruct key bridges;
new text end

new text begin (2) paying the costs of preliminary engineering and environmental studies authorized
under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, subdivision 6a;
new text end

new text begin (3) paying the costs to abandon an existing bridge that is deficient and in need of
replacement, but where no replacement will be made; and
new text end

new text begin (4) paying the costs to construct a road or street to facilitate the abandonment of
an existing bridge determined by the commissioner to be deficient, if the commissioner
determines that construction of the road or street is more cost-efficient than the
replacement of the existing bridge.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Local roads. new text end

new text begin Of the appropriation in subdivision 1, $25,000,000 is for the
local road improvement program. Of this amount, $12,500,000 is for construction and
reconstruction of local roads with statewide or regional significance under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4, and $12,500,000 is for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of capital improvement projects on county state-aid highways under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4a.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway projects. new text end

new text begin (a) Of the appropriation in subdivision
1, $250,000,000 is to accelerate completion of priority trunk highway construction,
reconstruction, and improvement projects that are included in the 2007-2009 state
transportation improvement program.
new text end

new text begin (b) In spending the appropriation under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall,
to the maximum feasible extent, allocate spending equally between the Department of
Transportation metropolitan district and the remainder of the state.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may use up to $37,500,000 of the appropriation under
paragraph (a) for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall report to the committees having jurisdiction over
transportation finance in the senate and house of representatives, no later than January 15
of each year until the appropriation in paragraph (a) is fully expended, on projects selected
to be funded by this appropriation. The report must include the geographic distribution
of the selected projects and their adherence to the criteria stated in this section, and the
location and cost of each project.
new text end