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SF 3639

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:08pm

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; authorizing alternative fuel vehicles to use
high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes without a fee; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 160.93, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text end new text beginsubdivisions new text end1 new text beginand 6 new text endmust 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;

(2) one-half must be transferred to the Metropolitan Council for 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. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 160.93, is amended by adding a subdivision to

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Alternative fuel vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, 4, or 5, the driver
of a single-occupant alternative fuel vehicle that displays the decal described in paragraph
(b) may use a dynamic shoulder lane or designated high-occupancy vehicle lanes without
a fee or charge.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must create a decal for alternative fuel vehicles that may be affixed
to the vehicle and is easily visible to law enforcement officials. The commissioner may
regulate the number of decals required to be displayed on a vehicle and the location where
the decals must be displayed.
new text end

new text begin (c) The owner of an alternative fuel vehicle must submit an application for the decals
to the commissioner, along with a fee of $22. If the commissioner is satisfied that the vehicle
is an alternative fuel vehicle, the commissioner must issue the decal to the owner of the
vehicle. The decal expires four years from the month of issuance. Decals issued to a vehicle
are nontransferable to another vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of this subdivision, an alternative fuel vehicle means a vehicle as defined
in United States Code, title 23, section 166, paragraph (f), clause (1).
new text end