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HF 2529

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

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 05/19/2007

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation finance; appropriating money for transportation,
Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities; providing for fund transfers,
general contingent accounts, and tort claims; authorizing sale and issuance of
trunk highway bonds for highways and transit facilities; modifying provisions
related to driver and vehicle services fees; modifying provisions relating to
various transportation-related funds and accounts; providing for treatment and
deposit of proceeds of lease and sales taxes on motor vehicles; modifying formula
for transit assistance to transit replacement service communities; increasing
fees for services of Department of Public Safety; amending Minnesota Statutes
2006, sections 16A.88; 161.04, subdivision 3; 168.017, subdivision 3; 168.12,
subdivision 5; 168A.29, subdivision 1; 171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivision
2; 171.07, subdivisions 3a, 11; 171.20, subdivision 4; 297A.70, subdivision 2;
297A.815, by adding a subdivision; 297A.94; 297B.09, subdivision 1; 299D.09;
473.388, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.32.

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

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text begin SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this article.
new text end

new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 108,912,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 107,396,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 216,308,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 47,950,000
new text end
new text begin 49,038,000
new text end
new text begin 96,988,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,524,000
new text end
new text begin 25,592,000
new text end
new text begin 51,116,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 176,071,000
new text end
new text begin 121,281,000
new text end
new text begin 297,352,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 623,755,000
new text end
new text begin 449,352,000
new text end
new text begin 1,073,107,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,055,882,000
new text end
new text begin 1,238,023,000
new text end
new text begin 2,293,905,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 8,938,000
new text end
new text begin 9,238,000
new text end
new text begin 18,176,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,047,032,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,999,920,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,046,952,000
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginTRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from
the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
indicated for each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that
the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008,
or June 30, 2009, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is
fiscal year 2009. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Appropriations for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginTRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,818,696,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,767,471,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 19,230,000
new text end
new text begin 19,239,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,474,000
new text end
new text begin 25,542,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 623,755,450
new text end
new text begin 449,352,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 176,070,550
new text end
new text begin 121,281,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 974,166,000
new text end
new text begin 1,152,057,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Multimodal Systems
new text end new text begin new text end

new text begin (a) Aeronautics
new text end
new text begin (1) Airport Development and Assistance
new text end
new text begin 20,298,000
new text end
new text begin 20,298,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state
airports fund and must be spent according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4
.
new text end

new text begin $6,000,000 the first year is a onetime
appropriation and $6,000,000 the second
year is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
available for five years after appropriation.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (2) Aviation Support and Services
new text end
new text begin 5,998,000
new text end
new text begin 6,075,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 5,151,000
new text end
new text begin 5,219,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 847,000
new text end
new text begin 856,000
new text end

new text begin $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the second
year are for the Civil Air Patrol.
new text end

new text begin (b) Transit
new text end
new text begin 19,545,000
new text end
new text begin 19,561,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 18,812,000
new text end
new text begin 18,814,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 733,000
new text end
new text begin 747,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Freight
new text end
new text begin 5,323,000
new text end
new text begin 5,415,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 353,000
new text end
new text begin 360,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 4,970,000
new text end
new text begin 5,055,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Roads
new text end new text begin new text end

new text begin (a) Infrastructure Investment and Planning
new text end
new text begin (1) Infrastructure Investment Support
new text end
new text begin 169,542,000
new text end
new text begin 172,227,000
new text end

new text begin $266,000 the first year and $266,000 the
second year are available for grants to
metropolitan planning organizations outside
the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are for a transportation research
contingent account to finance research
projects that are reimbursable from the
federal government or from other sources.
If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin $600,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are available for grants for
transportation-related activities outside
the metropolitan area to identify critical
concerns, problems, and issues. These grants
are available (1) to regional development
commissions, and (2) in regions where
no regional development commission
is functioning, to joint powers boards
established under agreement of two or
more political subdivisions in the region to
exercise the planning functions of a regional
development commission, and (3) in regions
where no regional development commission
or joint powers board is functioning, to the
department's district office for that region.
new text end

new text begin (2) State Road Construction
new text end
new text begin 461,200,000
new text end
new text begin 615,200,000
new text end

new text begin It is estimated that these appropriations will
be funded as follows:
new text end

new text begin Federal Highway
Aid
new text end
new text begin 193,500,000
new text end
new text begin 350,400,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Taxes
new text end
new text begin 267,700,000
new text end
new text begin 264,800,000
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation shall
notify the chair of the Transportation Budget
Division of the senate and the chair of the
Transportation Finance Committee of the
house of representatives of any significant
events that should cause these estimates to
change.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the actual
construction, reconstruction, and
improvement of trunk highways, including
design-build contracts and consultant usage
to support these activities. This includes the
cost of actual payment to landowners for
lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
relocation expenses.
new text end

new text begin $77,000,000 the second year is a onetime
appropriation and does not add to the base
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may transfer up to
$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
revolving loan fund.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may receive money
covering other shares of the cost of
partnership projects. These receipts are
appropriated to the commissioner for these
projects.
new text end

new text begin (3) Highway Debt Service
new text end
new text begin 58,088,000
new text end
new text begin 76,253,000
new text end

new text begin $54,299,000 the first year and $66,230,000
the second year are for transfer to the state
bond fund. If this appropriation is insufficient
to make all transfers required in the year for
which it is made, the commissioner of finance
shall notify the Committee on Finance of
the senate and the Committee on Ways and
Means of the house of representatives of
the amount of the deficiency and shall then
transfer that amount under the statutory open
appropriation. Any excess appropriation
cancels to the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance
new text end
new text begin 216,324,000
new text end
new text begin 218,663,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Electronic Communications
new text end
new text begin 5,052,000
new text end
new text begin 5,128,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 9,000
new text end
new text begin 9,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,043,000
new text end
new text begin 5,119,000
new text end

new text begin The general fund appropriation is to equip
and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Local Roads
new text end

new text begin (a) County State Aids
new text end
new text begin 623,755,000
new text end
new text begin 449,352,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the county
state-aid highway fund and is available until
spent.
new text end

new text begin (b) Municipal State Aids
new text end
new text begin 176,071,000
new text end
new text begin 121,281,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the municipal
state-aid street fund and is available until
spent.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation for either county state
aids or municipal state aids does not exhaust
the balance in the fund from which it is
made in the year for which it is made, the
commissioner of finance, upon request of
the commissioner of transportation, shall
notify the chair of the Transportation Finance
Committee of the house of representatives
and the chair of the Transportation Budget
Division of the senate of the amount of the
remainder and shall then add that amount
to the appropriation. The amount added is
appropriated for the purposes of county state
aids or municipal state aids, as appropriate.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either county state
aids or municipal state aids does exhaust
the balance in the fund from which it is
made in the year for which it is made,
the commissioner of finance shall notify
the chair of the Transportation Finance
Committee of the house of representatives
and the chair of the Transportation Budget
Division of the senate of the amount by
which the appropriation exceeds the balance
and shall then reduce that amount from the
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin General Support and Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Department Support
new text end
new text begin 40,226,000
new text end
new text begin 40,713,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 40,201,000
new text end
new text begin 40,688,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Buildings
new text end
new text begin 17,274,000
new text end
new text begin 17,305,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 56,000
new text end
new text begin 56,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 17,218,000
new text end
new text begin 17,249,000
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin (a) With the approval of the commissioner of
finance, the commissioner of transportation
may transfer unencumbered balances among
the appropriations from the trunk highway
fund and the state airports fund made in this
section. No transfer may be made from the
appropriation for state road construction. No
transfer may be made from the appropriations
for debt service to any other appropriation.
Transfers under this paragraph may not be
made between funds. Transfers between
programs must be reported immediately
to the chair of the Transportation Budget
Division of the senate and the chair of the
Transportation Finance Committee of the
house of representatives.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of finance shall
transfer from the flexible account in the
county state-aid highway fund $5,950,000
the first year and $2,820,000 the second
year to the municipal turnback account
in the municipal state-aid street fund and
$12,940,000 the first year and $15,330,000
the second year to the trunk highway fund;
and the remainder in each year to the county
turnback account in the county state-aid
highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (c) On or after July 1, 2007, the commissioner
of finance shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) transfer $4,600,000 from the trunk
highway revolving loan account in the
transportation revolving loan fund to the
trunk highway fund;
new text end

new text begin (2) transfer $1,221,000 from the general fund
to the trunk highway fund;
new text end

new text begin (3) transfer $190,789,450 from the general
fund to the county state-aid highway fund;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) transfer $59,210,550 from the general
fund to the municipal state-aid street fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Use of State Road Construction
Appropriations
new text end

new text begin Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for state road construction
for any fiscal year before fiscal year 2008 is
available to the commissioner during fiscal
years 2008 and 2009 to the extent that the
commissioner spends the money on the
state road construction project for which the
money was originally encumbered during the
fiscal year for which it was appropriated. The
commissioner of transportation shall report
to the commissioner of finance by August
1, 2007, and August 1, 2008, on a form
the commissioner of finance provides, on
expenditures made during the previous fiscal
year that are authorized by this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Contingent Appropriation
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation, with
the approval of the governor after review
by the Legislative Advisory Commission
under Minnesota Statutes, section , may
transfer all or part of the unappropriated
balance in the trunk highway fund to an
appropriation (1) for trunk highway design,
construction, or inspection in order to take
advantage of an unanticipated receipt of
income to the trunk highway fund or to take
advantage of federal advanced construction
funding, (2) for trunk highway maintenance
in order to meet an emergency, or (3) to
pay tort or environmental claims. Any
transfer as a result of the use of federal
advanced construction funding must include
an analysis of the effects on the long-term
trunk highway fund balance. The amount
transferred is appropriated for the purpose of
the account to which it is transferred.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 78,753,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 78,753,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bus Transit
new text end

new text begin 73,453,000
new text end
new text begin 73,453,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for bus system
operations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rail Operations
new text end

new text begin 5,300,000
new text end
new text begin 5,300,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for operations of the
Hiawatha light rail transit line.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for paying a portion of
the Metropolitan Council's 50 percent share
of operating costs for the Hiawatha light
rail transit line after operating revenue and
federal funds are used for light rail transit
operations. The remaining 50 percent share
of operating costs are to be paid by the
Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority,
using any or all of these sources:
new text end

new text begin (1) general tax revenues of Hennepin County;
new text end

new text begin (2) the authority's reserves; and
new text end

new text begin (3) taxes levied under Minnesota
Statutes, section 398A.04, subdivision
8, notwithstanding any provision in that
subdivision that limits amounts that may be
levied for light rail transit purposes.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 148,608,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 152,721,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 10,929,000
new text end
new text begin 9,404,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 80,916,000
new text end
new text begin 85,166,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 8,813,000
new text end
new text begin 9,113,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 47,950,000
new text end
new text begin 49,038,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Administration and Related Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Office of Communications
new text end
new text begin 402,000
new text end
new text begin 417,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin 40,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 363,000
new text end
new text begin 377,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Public Safety Support
new text end
new text begin 7,150,000
new text end
new text begin 7,330,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,453,000
new text end
new text begin 2,544,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 3,331,000
new text end
new text begin 3,420,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end

new text begin $380,000 the first year and $380,000 the
second year are for payment of public
safety officer survivor benefits under
Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.44. If the
appropriation for either year is insufficient,
the appropriation for the other year is
available for it.
new text end

new text begin $1,199,000 the first year and $1,367,000
the second year are to be deposited in the
public safety officer's benefit account. This
money is available for reimbursements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465.
new text end

new text begin $508,000 the first year and $508,000
the second year are for soft body armor
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section .
new text end

new text begin $792,000 the first year and $792,000
the second year are appropriated from the
general fund for transfer by the commissioner
of finance to the trunk highway fund on
December 31, 2007, and December 31, 2008,
respectively, in order to reimburse the trunk
highway fund for expenses not related to the
fund. These represent amounts appropriated
out of the trunk highway fund for general
fund purposes in the administration and
related services program.
new text end

new text begin $610,000 the first year and $610,000 the
second year are appropriated from the
highway user tax distribution fund for
transfer by the commissioner of finance to
the trunk highway fund on December 31,
2007, and December 31, 2008, respectively,
in order to reimburse the trunk highway
fund for expenses not related to the fund.
These represent amounts appropriated out
of the trunk highway fund for highway
user tax distribution fund purposes in the
administration and related services program.
new text end

new text begin $716,000 the first year and $716,000 the
second year are appropriated from the
highway user tax distribution fund for
transfer by the commissioner of finance to
the general fund on December 31, 2007, and
December 31, 2008, respectively, in order to
reimburse the general fund for expenses not
related to the fund. These represent amounts
appropriated out of the general fund for
operation of the criminal justice data network
related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
new text end

new text begin (c) Technical Support Services
new text end
new text begin 6,300,000
new text end
new text begin 4,616,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,937,000
new text end
new text begin 2,253,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 2,344,000
new text end
new text begin 2,344,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Patrol
new text end

new text begin (a) Patrolling Highways
new text end
new text begin 67,626,000
new text end
new text begin 71,522,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 67,497,000
new text end
new text begin 71,393,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end

new text begin $2,060,000 the first year and $3,653,000 the
second year are to add 40 state troopers.
new text end

new text begin (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
new text end
new text begin 6,945,000
new text end
new text begin 7,196,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.
new text end

new text begin (c) Capitol Security
new text end
new text begin 4,463,000
new text end
new text begin 4,530,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Driver and Vehicle Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Vehicle Services
new text end
new text begin 26,032,000
new text end
new text begin 26,609,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 7,336,000
new text end
new text begin 7,636,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 18,696,000
new text end
new text begin 18,973,000
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation from the highway
user tax distribution fund is $7,936,000 for
fiscal year 2010 and $8,236,000 for fiscal
year 2011.
new text end

new text begin The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account.
new text end

new text begin (b) Driver Services
new text end
new text begin 27,940,000
new text end
new text begin 28,712,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 27,939,000
new text end
new text begin 28,711,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Traffic Safety
new text end

new text begin 435,000
new text end
new text begin 435,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety shall
spend 50 percent of the money available
to the state under Public Law 105-206,
section 164, and the remaining 50 percent
must be transferred to the commissioner
of transportation for hazard elimination
activities under United States Code, title 23,
section 152.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Pipeline Safety
new text end

new text begin 1,315,000
new text end
new text begin 1,354,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginGENERAL CONTINGENT
ACCOUNTS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section may only
be spent with the approval of the governor
after consultation with the Legislative
Advisory Commission under Minnesota
Statutes, section 3.30.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation in this section for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginTORT CLAIMS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent by the commissioner of finance.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

HIGHWAY BONDS

Section 1. new text beginHIGHWAY BONDING AND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway projects financed by state bonds. new text end

new text begin (a)
$1,700,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund
to the commissioner of transportation for the actual construction, reconstruction, and
improvement of trunk highways. This includes the cost of actual payments to landowners
for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way, payments to lessees, interest subsidies,
and relocation expenses.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation may use up to $289,000,000 of this
appropriation for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall use at least $50,000,000 of this appropriation for
accelerating transit facility improvements on or adjacent to trunk highways.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in subdivision 1 from the
bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell
and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $1,700,000,000 in the manner, on the
terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52,
and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amount
requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except
accrued interest and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be deposited
in the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bond sale expenses. new text end

new text begin $1,700,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund to the commissioner of finance for bond sale expenses
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50, subdivision 4.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.88, is amended to read:


16A.88 TRANSIT deleted text beginFUNDSdeleted text endnew text begin ASSISTANCE FUNDnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

new text begin Transit assistance fund established. new text end

new text begin A transit assistance fund is
established within the state treasury. The fund receives money distributed under sections
297A.815, subdivision 3, and 297B.09, subdivision 1, and other money as specified by
law. Money in the fund must be allocated to the greater Minnesota transit account under
subdivision 1a and the metropolitan area transit account under subdivision 2 in the manner
specified in sections 297A.815 and 297B.09, subdivision 1, and must be used for transit
purposes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

Greater Minnesota transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end.

The greater Minnesota transit
deleted text begin funddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is established within thenew text begin transit assistance fund in thenew text end state treasury. Money
in the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is annually appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for
assistance to transit systems outside the metropolitan area under section 174.24. deleted text beginBeginning
in fiscal year 2003,
deleted text end The commissioner may use up to deleted text begin$400,000 each yeardeleted text endnew text begin $408,000 in
fiscal year 2008 and $416,000 in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter
new text end for administration of the
transit program. The commissioner shall use the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end for transit operations as
provided in section 174.24 and related program administration.

Subd. 2.

Metropolitan area transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end.

The metropolitan area transit
deleted text begin funddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is established within the new text begintransit assistance fund in the new text endstate treasury. All
money in the deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end is annually appropriated to the Metropolitan Council for the
funding of transit systems within the metropolitan area under sections 473.384,new text begin 473.386,new text end
473.387, 473.388, and 473.405 to 473.449.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Metropolitan area transit appropriation account. deleted text end

deleted text begin The metropolitan
area transit appropriation account is established within the general fund. Money in the
account is to be used for the funding of transit systems in the metropolitan area, subject to
legislative appropriation.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 161.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Trunk highway revolving loan account.

A trunk highway revolving loan
account is created in the transportation revolving loan fund under section 446A.085.
The commissioner may transfer money from the trunk highway fund to the trunk
highway revolving loan accountnew text begin and from the trunk highway revolving loan account to
the trunk highway fund
new text end. Money in the account may be used to make loans. Funds in
the trunk highway revolving loan account may not be used for any toll facilities project
or congestion-pricing project and may be used only for trunk highway purposes and
repayments and interest from loans of those funds must be credited to the trunk highway
revolving loan account in the transportation revolving loan fund. Money in the trunk
highway revolving loan account is annually appropriated to the commissioner and does
not lapse. Interest earned from investment of money in this account must be deposited in
the trunk highway revolving loan account.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.70, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Sales to government.

(a) All sales, except those listed in paragraph (b),
to the following governments and political subdivisions, or to the listed agencies or
instrumentalities of governments and political subdivisions, are exempt:

(1) the United States and its agencies and instrumentalities;

(2) school districts, the University of Minnesota, state universities, community
colleges, technical colleges, state academies, the Perpich Minnesota Center for Arts
Education, and an instrumentality of a political subdivision that is accredited as an
optional/special function school by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;

(3) hospitals and nursing homes owned and operated by political subdivisions of
the state of tangible personal property and taxable services used at or by hospitals and
nursing homes;

(4) the Metropolitan Council, for its purchases of vehicles and repair parts to equip
operations provided for in section 473.4051;

(5) other states or political subdivisions of other states, if the sale would be exempt
from taxation if it occurred in that state; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) sales to public libraries, public library systems, multicounty, multitype library
systems as defined in section 134.001, county law libraries under chapter 134A, state
agency libraries, the state library under section 480.09, and the Legislative Reference
Librarydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; andnew text end

new text begin (7) the Department of Transportation, for purchases that are made from the trunk
highway fund.
new text end

(b) This exemption does not apply to the sales of the following products and services:

(1) building, construction, or reconstruction materials purchased by a contractor
or a subcontractor as a part of a lump-sum contract or similar type of contract with a
guaranteed maximum price covering both labor and materials for use in the construction,
alteration, or repair of a building or facility;

(2) construction materials purchased by tax exempt entities or their contractors to
be used in constructing buildings or facilities which will not be used principally by the
tax exempt entities;

(3) the leasing of a motor vehicle as defined in section 297B.01, subdivision 5,
except for leases entered into by the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities; or

(4) lodging as defined under section 297A.61, subdivision 3, paragraph (g), clause
(2), and prepared food, candy, and soft drinks, except for lodging, prepared food, candy,
and soft drinks purchased directly by the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities.

(c) As used in this subdivision, "school districts" means public school entities and
districts of every kind and nature organized under the laws of the state of Minnesota, and
any instrumentality of a school district, as defined in section 471.59.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.815, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Deposit of revenues. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 297A.94 or any law to
the contrary, money collected and received under this section must be deposited in the
same manner and in the same proportions as provided for revenues collected under
chapter 297B.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective beginning with revenues collected
and remitted beginning July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.94, is amended to read:


297A.94 DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.

(a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner shall deposit the revenues,
including interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state
treasury and credit them to the general fund.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota agricultural and economic
account in the special revenue fund if:

(1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property and services purchased for
the construction and operation of an agricultural resource project; and

(2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a conditional commitment
was made for a loan guaranty for the project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3.

The commissioner of finance shall certify to the commissioner the date on which the
project received the conditional commitment. The amount deposited in the loan guaranty
account must be reduced by any refunds and by the costs incurred by the Department of
Revenue to administer and enforce the assessment and collection of the taxes.

(c) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties,
derived from the taxes imposed on sales and purchases included in section 297A.61,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (g), clauses (1) and (4), in the state treasury, and credit them
as follows:

(1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt service account in each fiscal
year the amount required by section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and

(2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the balance to the general
fund.

(d) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties,
collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them to the
general fund. By July 15 of each year the commissioner shall transfer to the highway user
tax distribution fund an amount equal to the excess fees collected under section 297A.64,
subdivision 5
, for the previous calendar year.

(e) For fiscal year 2001, 97 percent; for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, 87 percent; and
for fiscal year 2004 and thereafter, 72.43 percent of the revenues, including interest and
penalties, transmitted to the commissioner under section 297A.65, must be deposited by
the commissioner in the state treasury as follows:

(1) 50 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the heritage enhancement account
in the game and fish fund, and may be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or
protect fish and wildlife resources, including conservation, restoration, and enhancement
of land, water, and other natural resources of the state;

(2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only for state parks and trails;

(3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only on metropolitan park and trail grants;

(4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only on local trail grants; and

(5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund,
and may be spent only for the Minnesota Zoological Garden, the Como Park Zoo and
Conservatory, and the Duluth Zoo.

(f) The revenue dedicated under paragraph (e) may not be used as a substitute
for traditional sources of funding for the purposes specified, but the dedicated revenue
shall supplement traditional sources of funding for those purposes. Land acquired with
money deposited in the game and fish fund under paragraph (e) must be open to public
hunting and fishing during the open season, except that in aquatic management areas or
on lands where angling easements have been acquired, fishing may be prohibited during
certain times of the year and hunting may be prohibited. At least 87 percent of the money
deposited in the game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or protection of fish
and wildlife resources under paragraph (e) must be allocated for field operations.

new text begin (g) The revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under section 297A.815
must be deposited as provided for in that section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective beginning with revenues collected
and remitted beginning July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297B.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Deposit of revenues.

(a) Money collected and received under this
chapter must be deposited as provided in this subdivision.

(b) deleted text beginFrom July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2003, 32 percent of the money collected and
received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 20.5 percent must be
deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund under section , and 1.25 percent
must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under section . The
remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) From July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2007, 30 percent of the money collected and
received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 21.5 percent must be
deposited in the metropolitan area transit fund under section , 1.43 percent must be
deposited in the greater Minnesota transit fund under section , 0.65 percent must
be deposited in the county state-aid highway fund, and 0.17 percent must be deposited
in the municipal state-aid street fund. The remaining money must be deposited in the
general fund.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) On and afterdeleted text endnew text begin Fromnew text end July 1, 2007, deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin through June 30, 2008, 38.25new text end percent of the
money collected and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution
fund, deleted text begin20.5deleted text endnew text begin 23.95new text end percent must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end
under section 16A.88, and deleted text begin1.25deleted text endnew text begin 1.55new text end percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota
transit deleted text beginfunddeleted text endnew text begin accountnew text end under section 16A.88. The remaining money must be deposited
in the general fund.

new text begin (c) From July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, 44.25 percent of the money collected
and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 27.85 percent
must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, 1.65
percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88,
and the remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) From July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, 50.25 percent of the money collected
and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 31.75 percent
must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, 1.75
percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88,
and the remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (e) From July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011, 56.25 percent of the money collected
and received must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 35.6 percent
must be deposited in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, 1.9
percent must be deposited in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88,
and the remaining money must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) On and after July 1, 2011, 60 percent of the money collected and received must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund, 38 percent must be deposited in the
metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88, and two percent must be deposited
in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.388, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Financial assistance.

(a) The council must grant the requested financial
assistance if it determines that the proposed service is intended to replace the service to
the applying city or town or combination thereof by the council and that the proposed
service will meet the needs of the applicant at least as efficiently and effectively as the
existing service.

(b) The amount of assistance which the council must provide to a system under this
section may not be less than the sum of the amounts determined for each municipality
comprising the system as follows:

(1) the transit operating assistance grants received under this subdivision by the
municipality in calendar year 2001 or the tax revenues for transit services levied by the
municipality for taxes payable in 2001, including that portion of the levy derived from
the areawide pool under section 473F.08, subdivision 3, clause (a), plus the portion of
the municipality's aid under section 273.1398, subdivision 2, attributable to the transit
levy; times

(2) the ratio of (i) deleted text beginthe appropriation from the transit fund to the council for nondebt
transit operations
deleted text endnew text begin an amount equal to 3.623 percent of the state revenues generated from
the taxes imposed under section 297A.815 and chapter 297B
new text end for the current fiscal year to
(ii) the total deleted text beginlevy certified by the council under section 473.446 and the opt-outdeleted text endnew text begin transit
operating assistance grants received under this subdivision in calendar year 2001 or the
tax revenues for transit services levied by all replacement service
new text end municipalities under
this section for taxes payable in 2001, including new text beginthat portion of the levy derived from
the areawide pool under section 473F.08, subdivision 3, clause (a), plus
new text endthe portion of
homestead and agricultural credit aid under section 273.1398, subdivision 2, attributable
to nondebt transit levies, times

(3) the ratio of (i) the municipality's total taxable market value for taxes payable in
deleted text begin the most recent year for which data is availabledeleted text endnew text begin 2007new text end divided by the municipality's total
taxable market value for taxes payable in 2001, to (ii) the total taxable market value of
all property deleted text beginin the metropolitan areadeleted text endnew text begin located in replacement service municipalitiesnew text end for
taxes payable in deleted text beginthe most recent year for which data is availabledeleted text endnew text begin 2007new text end divided by the
total taxable market value of all property deleted text beginin the metropolitan areadeleted text endnew text begin located in replacement
service municipalities
new text end for taxes payable in 2001.

(c) The council shall pay the amount to be provided to the recipient from the funds
the council deleted text beginwould otherwise use to fund its transit operationsdeleted text endnew text begin receives in the metropolitan
area transit account under section 16A.88
new text end.

Sec. 8. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 174.32, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT SERVICES FEES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.017, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exceptions.

(a) The registrar shall register all vehicles subject to
registration under the monthly series system for a period of 12 consecutive calendar
months, unless:

(1) the application is an original rather than renewal application; or

(2) the applicant is a licensed motor vehicle lessor under section 168.27, in which
case the applicant may apply for initial deleted text beginor reneweddeleted text end registration of a vehicle for a period
of four or more months, the month of expiration to be designated by the applicant at the
time of registration. However, to qualify for this exemption, the applicant must new text beginpay a $10
administrative fee and
new text endpresent the application to the registrar at St. Paul, or deleted text beginatdeleted text end new text begina designated
new text enddeputy registrar deleted text beginoffices as the registrar may designate.deleted text endnew text begin office. At the end of the initial
registration period, the applicant may only renew the registration on the vehicle for the
remainder of the period prescribed under subdivision 1 had the applicant not utilized the
exception in this subdivision. Upon the renewal of registration, the applicant shall pay
1/12 of the annual tax for each calendar month remaining in the registration period in
addition to a $10 administrative fee. Nothing in this subdivision prohibits the applicant
from purchasing registration for an additional full registration period in conjunction with
the purchase of the remainder portion.
new text end

(b) In any instance except that of a licensed motor vehicle lessor, the registrar shall
not approve registering the vehicle subject to the application for a period of less than three
months, except when the registrar determines that to do otherwise will help to equalize
the registration and renewal work load of the department.

new text begin (c) The fee collected under paragraph (a), clause (2), must be deposited in the vehicle
services operating account in the special revenue fund as specified in section 299A.705.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.12, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Additional fee.

(a) In addition to any fee otherwise authorized or any tax
otherwise imposed upon any vehicle, the payment of which is required as a condition to
the issuance of any plate or plates, the commissioner shall impose the fee specified in
paragraph (b) that is calculated to cover the cost of manufacturing and issuing the plate
or plates, except for plates issued to disabled veterans as defined in section 168.031 and
plates issued pursuant to section 168.124, 168.125, or 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17,
for passenger automobiles. deleted text beginThe commissioner shall issue graphic design plates only
for vehicles registered pursuant to section 168.017 and recreational vehicles registered
pursuant to section 168.013, subdivision 1g.
deleted text end

(b) Unless otherwise specified or exempted by statute, the following plate and
validation sticker fees apply for the original, duplicate, or replacement issuance of a
plate in a plate year:

deleted text begin Sequential Regular Double Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.25
deleted text end
deleted text begin Sequential Special Plate-Double
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Sequential Regular Single Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 3.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Sequential Special Plate-Single
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 2.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin Nonsequential Double Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 14.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Nonsequential Single Plate
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin Duplicate Sticker
deleted text end
deleted text begin $
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1.00
deleted text end
new text begin License Plate
new text end
new text begin Single
new text end
new text begin Double
new text end
new text begin Regular and Disability
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4.50
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6.00
new text end
new text begin Special
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8.50
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10.00
new text end
new text begin Personalized (Replacement)
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10.00
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14.00
new text end
new text begin Collector Category
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13.50
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15.00
new text end
new text begin Emergency Vehicle Display
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3.00
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6.00
new text end
new text begin Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2.50
new text end
new text begin Stickers
new text end
new text begin Duplicate year
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1.00
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1.00
new text end
new text begin International Fuel Tax
Agreement
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2.50
new text end

new text begin (c) For vehicles that require two of the categories above, the registrar shall only
charge the higher of the two fees and not a combined total.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amounts.

(a) The department must be paid the following fees:

(1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title, the
sum of deleted text begin$5.50deleted text end new text begin$6.25 new text endof which deleted text begin$2.50deleted text end new text begin$3.25 new text endmust be paid into the vehicle services operating
account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705;

(2) for each security interest when first noted upon a certificate of title, including the
concurrent notation of any assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction,
the sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest filed by a public authority
under section 168A.05, subdivision 8;

(3) for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the issuance of a new certificate of
title, the sum of $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle services operating
account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705;

(4) for each assignment of a security interest when first noted on a certificate of title,
unless noted concurrently with the security interest, the sum of $1;

(5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum of deleted text begin$6.50deleted text end new text begin$7.25 new text endof which deleted text begin$2.50deleted text end
new text begin $3.25 new text endmust be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund
under section 299A.705.

(b) After June 30, 1994, in addition to each of the fees required under paragraph (a),
clauses (1) and (3), the department must be paid $3.50. The additional $3.50 fee collected
under this paragraph must be deposited in the special revenue fund and credited to the
public safety motor vehicle account established in section 299A.70.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Motorized bicycle.

(a) A motorized bicycle may not be operated on any
public roadway by any person who does not possess a valid driver's license, unless the
person has obtained a motorized bicycle operator's permit or motorized bicycle instruction
permit from the commissioner of public safety. The operator's permit may be issued to
any person who has attained the age of 15 years and who has passed the examination
prescribed by the commissioner. The instruction permit may be issued to any person who
has attained the age of 15 years and who has successfully completed an approved safety
course and passed the written portion of the examination prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) This course must consist of, but is not limited to, a basic understanding of:

(1) motorized bicycles and their limitations;

(2) motorized bicycle laws and rules;

(3) safe operating practices and basic operating techniques;

(4) helmets and protective clothing;

(5) motorized bicycle traffic strategies; and

(6) effects of alcohol and drugs on motorized bicycle operators.

(c) The commissioner may adopt rules prescribing the content of the safety course,
examination, and the information to be contained on the permits. A person operating a
motorized bicycle under a motorized bicycle permit is subject to the restrictions imposed
by section 169.974, subdivision 2, on operation of a motorcycle under a two-wheel
instruction permit.

(d) The fees for motorized bicycle operator's permits are as follows:

(1)
Examination and operator's permit, valid for one year
$ deleted text begin6deleted text endnew text begin6.75
new text end
(2)
Duplicate
$ deleted text begin3deleted text endnew text begin3.75
new text end
(3)
Renewal permit before age 21 and valid until age 21
$ deleted text begin9deleted text endnew text begin9.75
new text end
(4)
Renewal permit age 21 or older and valid for four years
$deleted text begin15deleted text endnew text begin15.75
new text end
(5)
Duplicate of any renewal permit
$ deleted text begin4.50deleted text endnew text begin5.25
new text end
(6)
Written examination and instruction permit, valid for 30
days
$ deleted text begin6deleted text endnew text begin6.75
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fees.

(a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are
as follows:

deleted text begin Classified Driver's
License
deleted text end
deleted text begin D-$21.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin C-$25.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin B-$32.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin A-$40.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin Classified Under -21 D.L.
deleted text end
deleted text begin D-$21.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin C-$25.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin B-$32.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin A-$20.50
deleted text end
new text begin Classified Driver's
License
new text end
new text begin D-$22.25
new text end
new text begin C-$26.25
new text end
new text begin B-$33.25
new text end
new text begin A-$41.25
new text end
new text begin Classified Under-21 D.L.
new text end
new text begin D-$22.25
new text end
new text begin C-$26.25
new text end
new text begin B-$33.25
new text end
new text begin A-$21.25
new text end
Instruction Permit
deleted text begin $9.50
deleted text end new text begin $10.25
new text end
Provisional License
deleted text begin $12.50
deleted text end new text begin $13.25
new text end
Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
deleted text begin $11.00
deleted text end new text begin $11.75
new text end
Minnesota identification
card or Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section
171.07, subdivisions 3
and 3a
deleted text begin $15.50
deleted text end new text begin $16.25
new text end

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
169A.35, or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for crash-related moving
violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall have a
$3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation"
has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.

(c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant
or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for
processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The
department shall not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the
endorsement.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Identification cards for seniors.

A Minnesota identification card issued
to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall be of a distinguishing color and plainly
marked "senior." The fee for the card issued to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall
be one-half the required fee for a class D driver's licensenew text begin rounded down to the nearest
quarter dollar
new text end. A Minnesota identification card or a Minnesota driver's license issued to a
person 65 years of age or over shall be valid identification for the purpose of qualifying
for reduced rates, free licenses or services provided by any board, commission, agency or
institution that is wholly or partially funded by state appropriations.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.07, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Standby or temporary custodian.

(a) Upon the written request of the
applicant and upon payment of an additional fee of deleted text begin$3.50deleted text endnew text begin $4.25new text end, the department shall issue
a driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing a symbol or other appropriate
identifier indicating that the license holder has appointed an individual to serve as a
standby or temporary custodian under chapter 257B.

(b) The request must be accompanied by a copy of the designation executed under
section 257B.04.

(c) The department shall maintain a computerized records system of all individuals
listed as standby or temporary custodians by driver's license and identification card
applicants. This data must be released to appropriate law enforcement agencies under
section 13.69. Upon a parent's request and payment of a fee of deleted text begin$3.50deleted text endnew text begin $4.25new text end, the
department shall revise its list of standby or temporary custodians to reflect a change
in the appointment.

(d) At the request of the license or cardholder, the department shall cancel the
standby or temporary custodian indication without additional charge. However, this
paragraph does not prohibit a fee that may be applicable for a duplicate or replacement
license or card, renewal of a license, or other service applicable to a driver's license or
identification card.

(e) Notwithstanding sections 13.08, subdivision 1, and 13.69, the department
and department employees are conclusively presumed to be acting in good faith when
employees rely on statements made, in person or by telephone, by persons purporting to be
law enforcement and subsequently release information described in paragraph (b). When
acting in good faith, the department and department personnel are immune from civil
liability and not subject to suit for damages resulting from the release of this information.

(f) The department and its employees:

(1) have no duty to inquire or otherwise determine whether a designation submitted
under this subdivision is legally valid and enforceable; and

(2) are immune from all civil liability and not subject to suit for damages resulting
from a claim that the designation was not legally valid and enforceable.

(g) Of the fees received by the department under this subdivision:

(1) Up to $61,000 received must be deposited in the general fund.

(2) All other fees must be deposited in the driver services operating account in the
special revenue fund specified in section 299A.705.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.20, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Reinstatement fee.

(a) Before the license is reinstated, (1) an individual
whose driver's license has been suspended under section 171.16, subdivisions 2 and 3;
new text begin 171.175; new text end171.18; or 171.182, or who has been disqualified from holding a commercial
driver's license under section 171.165, and (2) an individual whose driver's license has
been suspended under section 171.186 and who is not exempt from such a fee, must
pay a fee of $20.

(b) Before the license is reinstated, an individual whose license has been suspended
under sections 169.791 to 169.798 must pay a $20 reinstatement fee.

(c) When fees are collected by a licensing agent appointed under section 171.061, a
handling charge is imposed in the amount specified under section 171.061, subdivision 4.
The reinstatement fee and surcharge must be deposited in an approved state depository as
directed under section 171.061, subdivision 4.

(d) Reinstatement fees collected under paragraph (a) for suspensions under sections
171.16, subdivision 3, and 171.18, subdivision 1, clause (10), must be deposited in the
special revenue fund and are appropriated to the Peace Officer Standards and Training
Board for peace officer training reimbursement to local units of government.

(e) A suspension may be rescinded without fee for good cause.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299D.09, is amended to read:


299D.09 ESCORT SERVICE; APPROPRIATION; RECEIPTS.

Fees charged for escort services provided by the State Patrol are annually
appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to administer and provide these services.

new text begin The fees charged for services provided by the State Patrol with a vehicle are $73.60
an hour in fiscal year 2008 and $75.76 an hour in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter. The fees
charged for services provided without a vehicle are $54.00 an hour in fiscal year 2008 and
$56.16 an hour in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter.
new text end

new text begin The fees charged for State Patrol flight services are $140 an hour for a fixed wing
aircraft, $490 an hour for a helicopter, and $600 an hour for the Queen Air.
new text end