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3rd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/11/2016 11:03am

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; establishing a budget for transportation; appropriating
money for transportation, including Department of Transportation, Metropolitan
Council, and Department of Public Safety activities; amending various
provisions governing transportation policy and finance; establishing funds and
accounts; requiring reports; authorizing sale and issuance of trunk highway
bonds;amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 16A.11, subdivision
3a; 16A.86, subdivision 2; 16A.88, subdivisions 1a, 2; 16E.15, subdivision
2; 117.036, subdivisions 2, 4; 160.20, subdivision 4; 160.27, by adding a
subdivision; 161.04, by adding a subdivision; 161.231; 161.321, subdivisions
2a, 2c, 4; 162.07, subdivision 1a; 168.053, subdivision 1; 168.1299, subdivision
1; 169.475, subdivision 2; 169.49; 169.782, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 169.79,
subdivision 4; 169.81, by adding a subdivision; 169.865, subdivisions 1, 2, by
adding a subdivision; 169.87, subdivision 6; 173.02, by adding a subdivision;
173.15; 174.40, by adding a subdivision; 174.636, by adding a subdivision;
174.92; 174.93, subdivision 1; 221.031, by adding a subdivision; 221.605,
by adding a subdivision; 299A.465, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision;
299D.085, subdivision 2; 299D.09; 360.305, subdivision 4; 398A.04, by adding a
subdivision; 473.146, subdivision 4; 473.399, by adding a subdivision; 473.4051,
subdivision 2; Laws 2009, chapter 158, section 10, as amended; Laws 2014,
chapter 312, article 11, section 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 16A; 160; 161; 162; 168; 174; 299F; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2014, section 299E.02.

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

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. ROAD AND BRIDGE ACT OF 2015.

This act may be cited as the "Road and Bridge Act of 2015."

Sec. 2. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.

The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations by fund made
in this act, and do not have legal effect.

2016
2017
Total
General
$
64,361,000
$
40,875,000
$
105,236,000
Airports
25,109,000
25,109,000
50,218,000
C.S.A.H.
844,521,000
786,152,000
1,630,673,000
M.S.A.S.
218,127,000
197,506,000
415,633,000
Special Revenue
61,422,000
54,425,000
115,847,000
H.U.T.D.
10,436,000
10,449,000
20,885,000
Trunk Highway
1,759,687,000
1,809,068,000
3,568,755,000
Transportation Stability
25,000,000
25,000,000
50,000,000
Transit Assistance
331,340,000
351,910,000
683,250,000
Total
$
3,340,003,000
$
3,300,494,000
$
6,640,497,000

Sec. 3. TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.

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. Amounts for "Total Appropriation" and sums shown in
the corresponding columns marked "Appropriations by Fund" are summary only and
do have legal effect. The figures "2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or
June 30, 2017, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2017. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2016
2017

Sec. 4. DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
2,861,533,000
$
2,830,817,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
18,058,000
18,058,000
Airports
25,109,000
25,109,000
C.S.A.H.
844,521,000
786,152,000
M.S.A.S.
218,127,000
197,506,000
Special Revenue
2,532,000
0
Trunk Highway
1,663,396,000
1,710,832,000
Transportation
Stability
25,000,000
25,000,000
Transit Assistance
64,790,000
68,160,000

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

Subd. 2.

Multimodal Systems

(a) Aeronautics Activity
(1) Airport Development and Assistance
19,798,000
19,798,000

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

The base appropriation in each of fiscal years
2018 and 2019 is $14,323,000.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation
is available for five years after the date of
appropriation.

If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

(2) Aviation Support and Services
6,411,000
6,411,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
Airports
5,311,000
5,311,000
Trunk Highway
1,100,000
1,100,000

$80,000 in each year is from the state airports
fund for the Civil Air Patrol.

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 is
$1,100,000.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

(b) Transit
82,810,000
86,180,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
17,245,000
17,245,000
Trunk Highway
775,000
775,000
Transit Assistance
64,790,000
68,160,000

The transit assistance fund appropriation is
from the greater Minnesota transit account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.88.

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019
is $18,020,000.

The base appropriation from the transit
assistance fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.88, subdivision 1a.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

(c) Safe Routes to School
500,000
500,000

This appropriation is from the general fund
for the safe routes to school program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.40.

(d) Freight
7,653,000
5,153,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
256,000
256,000
Special Revenue
2,500,000
0
Trunk Highway
4,897,000
4,897,000

The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account
for port development assistance program
grants under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
457A. Any improvements made with the
proceeds of these grants must be publicly
owned. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available in the second year.

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 is
$5,153,000.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

Subd. 3.

State Roads

(a) Operations and Maintenance Activity
(1) General Operations and Maintenance
221,083,000
234,915,000

The base appropriation in fiscal year 2018
and thereafter is as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 161.04, subdivision 7.

(2) Snow and Ice Management
65,000,000
65,000,000

This appropriation is for snow plowing,
anti-icing treatment, ice removal, and related
expenses.

If the appropriation in either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

If the appropriation in the second year is
insufficient, the commissioner may transfer
an amount of up to ten percent of the snow
and ice management appropriation for the
biennium from the appropriation for general
operations and maintenance under clause (1).

If a balance remains in this appropriation, the
commissioner may transfer up to that amount
for general operations and maintenance
under clause (1).

(b) Program Planning and Delivery Activity
(1) Planning
30,079,000
30,079,000

If a balance remains in this appropriation, the
commissioner may transfer up to that amount
for program delivery under clause (2).

$250,000 in the first year is for the
interchange safety improvement study under
article 3, section 60.

$266,000 in each year is available for grants
to metropolitan planning organizations
outside the seven-county metropolitan area.

$900,000 in each year is available for
grants for transportation studies outside
the metropolitan area to identify critical
concerns, problems, and issues. These
grants are available: (1) to regional
development commissions; (2) in regions
where no regional development commission
is functioning, to joint powers boards
established under an 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.

(2) Program Delivery
179,946,000
166,758,000

This appropriation includes use of consultants
to support development and management of
projects.

The base appropriation in fiscal year 2018
is $164,238,000 and in fiscal year 2019 is
$150,563,000.

$130,000 in each year is available for
administrative costs of the department's
targeted group business program.

$1,000,000 in each year is available
for management of contaminated and
regulated material on property owned by
the Department of Transportation, including
mitigation of property conveyances, facility
acquisition or expansion, chemical release at
maintenance facilities, and spills on the trunk
highway system where there is no known
responsible party. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.

(c) State Road Construction
897,889,000
905,356,000

This appropriation is for the actual
construction, reconstruction, and
improvement of trunk highways, including
design-build contracts. 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.

The base appropriation in fiscal year 2018
and thereafter is as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 161.04, subdivision 7.

$1,000,000 in the first year is to complete
projects using funds made available to
the commissioner of transportation under
title XII of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law
111-5, and implemented under Minnesota
Statutes, section 161.36, subdivision 7.

The commissioner may expend up to one-half
of one percent of the federal appropriations
under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
industrialization centers and other nonprofit
job training centers for job training programs
related to highway construction.

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

The commissioner may collect receipts for
the partners' share of partnership projects.
These receipts are appropriated to the
commissioner for these projects.

The commissioner may expend an amount as
necessary for land acquisition on Corridors
of Commerce projects funded under article
2, section 2, subdivision 1.

An amount up to the unexpended balance
in the appropriation under Laws 2012, First
Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section
4, subdivision 3, is available for the purposes
stated in Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.16,
subdivision 2.

(d) Highway Debt Service
197,103,000
236,428,000

$187,603,000 the first year and $226,928,000
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 management and budget shall transfer
the deficiency amount under the statutory
open appropriation, and notify the chairs
and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance and the chairs of the
senate Committee on Finance and the house
of representatives Committee on Ways and
Means of the amount of the deficiency. Any
excess appropriation cancels to the trunk
highway fund.

The base appropriation in fiscal year 2018
is $262,899,000 and in fiscal year 2019 is
$281,012,000.

(e) Statewide Radio Communications
5,171,000
5,171,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
3,000
3,000
Special Revenue
32,000
0
Trunk Highway
5,168,000
5,168,000

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

The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account
for a weather transmitter in Lake of the Woods
County. This is a onetime appropriation.

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 is
$5,171,000.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

Subd. 4.

Local Roads

(a) County State-Aid Highway Fund
844,521,000
786,152,000

This appropriation is from the county
state-aid highway fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 161.081, and chapter 162,
and is available until spent.

If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the
county state-aid highway fund following
the appropriations and transfers made in
this paragraph, and that the appropriations
made are insufficient for advancing county
state-aid highway projects, an amount
necessary to advance the projects, not to
exceed the balance in the county state-aid
highway fund, is appropriated in each year
to the commissioner. Within two weeks
of a determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation shall notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs
and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation finance concerning
funds appropriated. The commissioner shall
include in the next budget submission to
the legislature under Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.11, any additional amount that is
appropriated under this paragraph.

(b) Municipal State-Aid Street Fund
218,127,000
197,506,000

This appropriation is from the municipal
state-aid street fund under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 162, and is available until
spent.

If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the
municipal state-aid street fund following the
appropriations and transfers made in this
paragraph, and that the appropriations made
are insufficient for advancing municipal
state-aid street projects, an amount necessary
to advance the projects, not to exceed
the balance in the municipal state-aid
street fund, is appropriated in each year
to the commissioner. Within two weeks
of a determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation shall notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs
and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation finance concerning
funds appropriated. The commissioner shall
include in the next budget submission to
the legislature under Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.11, any additional amount that is
appropriated under this paragraph.

(c) Small Cities Assistance
25,000,000
25,000,000

This appropriation is from the small cities
assistance account in the transportation
stability fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 162.145, for small cities assistance
under that section.

The base appropriation in fiscal year 2018
is $27,500,000 and in fiscal year 2019 is
$27,900,000.

Subd. 5.

Agency Management

(a) Agency Services
41,972,000
41,972,000

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019
is $41,972,000.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

(b) Buildings
17,838,000
17,838,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
54,000
54,000
Trunk Highway
17,784,000
17,784,000

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019
is $17,838,000.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for building construction
for any fiscal year before 2016 is available
to the commissioner of transportation
during the biennium to the extent that the
commissioner spends the money on the
building construction projects for which the
money was originally encumbered during the
fiscal year for which it was appropriated.

If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

(c) Tort Claims
600,000
600,000

This appropriation is to the commissioner of
transportation. If the appropriation for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.

Subd. 6.

Flexible Highway Account Transfers

The commissioner of transportation shall
transfer from the flexible highway account in
the county state-aid highway fund the entire
amount in each year to the county turnback
account in the county state-aid highway
fund. The funds transferred are for highway
turnback purposes under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.081, subdivision 3.

Subd. 7.

State Road Construction
Appropriations Carryforward

Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for state road construction
for any fiscal year before fiscal year 2016
is available to the commissioner during the
biennium 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.

Subd. 8.

Contingent Appropriation

The commissioner of transportation, with
the approval of the governor and the
written approval of at least five members
of a group consisting of the members of
the Legislative Advisory Commission
under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30,
and the ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance, 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. Nothing in this
subdivision authorizes the commissioner
to increase the use of federal advanced
construction funding beyond amounts
specifically authorized. 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.

Sec. 5. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
301,514,000
$
295,109,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
33,264,000
9,659,000
Special Revenue
1,700,000
1,700,000
Transit Assistance
266,550,000
283,750,000

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

Subd. 2.

Transit Operations

299,814,000
293,409,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
33,264,000
9,659,000
Transit Assistance
266,550,000
283,750,000

The transit assistance fund appropriation is
from the metropolitan area transit account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.88.

This appropriation is for transit system
operations under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 473.371 to 473.449.

The base appropriation from the transit
assistance fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.88, subdivision 2.

To the extent that appropriations from the
general fund are reduced in this subdivision
from base appropriations for fiscal years 2016
and 2017, the amount appropriated from the
metropolitan area transit account that is in
excess of the amount appropriated in fiscal
year 2015 must be allocated first to purposes
identified in the Metropolitan Council 2015
unified budget as adopted in December
2014, including Metro Mobility service, and
funded from general fund appropriations.

In each of the 2016 and 2017 Metropolitan
Council budget years, the Metropolitan
Council shall provide financial assistance to
suburban transit providers under Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.388, in an amount that
equals no less than:

(1) the total assistance identified in the
Metropolitan Council 2015 unified budget as
adopted in December 2014; plus

(2) the amount under clause (1) multiplied
by a percentage, calculated as (i) the total
amount in the metropolitan area transit
account for fiscal year 2016 or 2017, as
appropriate, less the total amount in that
account for the previous fiscal year; divided
by (ii) the total amount in that account for the
previous fiscal year.

Subd. 3.

Suburban Connections Demonstration
Project

1,500,000
1,500,000

(a) This appropriation is from the vehicle
services operating account in the special
revenue fund for financial assistance
to replacement service providers under
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388, to
implement a demonstration project that
provides regular route transit or express
bus service between municipalities in the
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2,
excluding cities of the first class. The
council may not retain any portion of
funds appropriated under this subdivision.
Following notification under paragraph (b),
the council shall allocate the appropriated
funds as directed by the replacement service
providers.

(b) The replacement service providers
shall collectively identify one or more
demonstration projects for financial
assistance under this subdivision and
submit a notification of the allocation to
the Metropolitan Council. Criteria for
evaluating and identifying demonstration
projects must include but are not limited to:
(1) scope of service offering improvements;
(2) integration with transit facilities and
major business, retail, or suburban centers;
(3) extent to which a proposed route
complements existing transit service; and
(4) density of employment along a proposed
route.

(c) This is a onetime appropriation.

Subd. 4.

Transportation Management
Organizations

200,000
200,000

This appropriation is from the vehicle
services operating account in the special
revenue fund for grants to transportation
management organizations that provide
services exclusively or primarily in: (1)
each city of the first class, as provided under
Minnesota Statutes, section 410.01; and (2)
the city having the highest population as
of the effective date of this section located
along the marked Interstate Highway 494
corridor. The council may not retain any
portion of funds appropriated under this
section. From the appropriation in each
fiscal year, the council shall make grant
payments in full by July 31. Permissible
uses of funds under this section include
administrative expenses and programming
and service expansion, including but not
limited to staffing, communications, outreach
and education program development, and
operations management. This is a onetime
appropriation.

Sec. 6. PUBLIC SAFETY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
176,956,000
$
176,268,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
13,039,000
13,158,000
Special Revenue
57,190,000
54,425,000
H.U.T.D.
10,436,000
10,449,000
Trunk Highway
96,291,000
98,236,000

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

Subd. 2.

Administration and Related Services

(a) Office of Communications
517,000
530,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
113,000
115,000
Trunk Highway
404,000
415,000

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019
is $530,000.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

(b) Public Safety Support
9,035,000
9,124,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
3,532,000
3,537,000
Special Revenue
450,000
450,000
H.U.T.D.
1,366,000
1,366,000
Trunk Highway
3,687,000
3,771,000

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 is
$8,674,000.

The base appropriation from the highway
user tax distribution fund in fiscal year 2018
and thereafter is $0.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

$380,000 in each year is from the general
fund 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.

$1,367,000 in each year is from the general
fund to be deposited in the public safety
officer's benefit account. This money
is available for reimbursements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465.

$600,000 in each year is from the general
fund and $100,000 in each year is from the
trunk highway fund for soft body armor
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.38.

$450,000 in each year is from the vehicle
services operating account in the special
revenue fund for the creation of two
emergency response teams. One emergency
response team must be under the jurisdiction
of the St. Cloud Fire Department, or a
similarly located fire department if necessary,
and one emergency response team must be
under the jurisdiction of the Duluth Fire
Department. The commissioner shall allocate
the funds as needed to facilitate the creation
and maintenance of the emergency response
teams. This is a onetime appropriation.

$792,000 in each year is from the general
fund for transfer by the commissioner of
management and budget to the trunk highway
fund on December 31, 2015, and December
31, 2016, 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.

$610,000 in each year is from the highway
user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
commissioner of management and budget
to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
2015, and December 31, 2016, 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.

(c) Technology and Support Services
3,685,000
3,685,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
1,322,000
1,322,000
H.U.T.D.
19,000
19,000
Trunk Highway
2,344,000
2,344,000

The base appropriation from the general
fund in each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 is
$3,685,000.

The base appropriation from the highway
user tax distribution fund in fiscal year 2018
and thereafter is $0.

The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter is $0.

Subd. 3.

State Patrol

(a) Patrolling Highways
85,016,000
83,121,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
37,000
37,000
Special Revenue
3,500,000
0
H.U.T.D.
92,000
92,000
Trunk Highway
81,387,000
82,992,000

$975,000 from the trunk highway fund in
fiscal year 2016 is to purchase a single-engine
aircraft for the State Patrol, exclusively for
public safety purposes.

The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account
to recruit, hire, train, equip, and provide
salary for additional State Patrol troopers.
This is a onetime appropriation.

(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
8,023,000
8,257,000
(c) Capitol Security
8,035,000
8,147,000

This appropriation is from the general fund.

The commissioner may not: (1) spend
any money from the trunk highway fund
for capitol security; or (2) permanently
transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
highways activity to capitol security.

The commissioner may not transfer any
money appropriated to the commissioner
under this section: (1) to capitol security; or
(2) from capitol security.

(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
723,000
736,000

This appropriation is from the highway user
tax distribution fund.

This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
liabilities from individuals and businesses
that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
and (2) illegal or improper activity related
to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
motor vehicles.

Subd. 4.

Driver and Vehicle Services

(a) Driver Services
30,078,000
30,532,000

This appropriation is from the driver services
operating account in the special revenue fund.

Of the appropriation from the driver services
operating account, $31,000 in each year is
to create a Data Services Unit within the
Division of Driver and Vehicle Services.

(b) Vehicle Services
30,027,000
30,291,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
Special Revenue
21,791,000
22,055,000
H.U.T.D.
8,236,000
8,236,000

The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account
in the special revenue fund.

Of the appropriation from the vehicle
services operating account, $59,000 in each
year is to create a Data Services Unit within
the Division of Driver and Vehicle Services.

Subd. 5.

Traffic Safety

446,000
457,000

Subd. 6.

Pipeline Safety

1,371,000
1,388,000

This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
account in the special revenue fund.

Sec. 7. TRANSFERS; GENERAL FUND.

On or before June 30, 2015, the commissioner of management and budget shall
transfer $228,000,000 from the general fund as follows:

(1) $114,474,000 to the county state-aid highway fund;

(2) $35,526,000 to the municipal state-aid street fund;

(3) $50,000,000 to the small cities assistance account in the transportation stability
fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 162.145;

(4) $14,000,000 to the county state-aid highway fund, for allocation in the same
manner as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.89, subdivision 5, paragraph
(b); and

(5) $14,000,000 to the greater minnesota transit account in the transit assistance fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 8. TRANSFER; SPECIAL REVENUE FUND.

On or before July 15, 2015, the commissioner of management and budget shall
transfer $5,000,000 from the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue
fund to the Minnesota grade crossing safety account in the special revenue fund, for the
purposes specified under Minnesota Statutes, section 219.1651.

Sec. 9. CONTINGENT APPROPRIATIONS REDUCTIONS.

(a) In the appropriations specified under paragraph (b), the amounts appropriated are
reduced as necessary, if legislation is not enacted in the 2015 legislative session or funds
under that legislation are insufficient, to provide for allocation to specified transportation
purposes of revenue from (1) the state general sales tax on motor vehicle parts; (2)
the state general sales tax on motor vehicle leases under Minnesota Statutes, section
297A.815; (3) the state general sales tax on motor vehicle rental; and (4) the tax on motor
vehicle rental under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.64, subdivision 1.

(b) The appropriations in this article to the commissioner of transportation that are
subject to a contingent reduction under paragraph (a) are as follows:

(1) for transit under section 4, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), from the transit
assistance fund;

(2) for state roads under section 4, subdivision 3, in general operations and
maintenance, program delivery, and state road construction, and distributed in amounts
proportional to the original appropriations;

(3) for county state aid under section 4, subdivision 4, paragraph (a); and

(4) for municipal state aid under section 4, subdivision 4, paragraph (b).

ARTICLE 2

TRUNK HIGHWAY BONDING

Section 1. BOND APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the
bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund to the state agencies or officials indicated,
to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as
authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, articles XI and XIV. Unless otherwise specified,
money appropriated in this article for a capital program or project may be used to pay state
agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital program or project in accordance
with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of management and budget.

SUMMARY
Department of Transportation
$
1,300,000,000
Department of Management and Budget
1,300,000
TOTAL
$
1,301,300,000
APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 2. DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION

Subdivision 1.

Corridors of Commerce

$
812,500,000

This appropriation is to the commissioner of
transportation for the corridors of commerce
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
161.088.

Of this appropriation, $125,000,000 is
available in each of fiscal years 2016 to 2021,
and $62,500,000 is available in fiscal year
2022.

In any fiscal year covered by this
appropriation, the commissioner may
identify projects based on previous selection
processes or may perform a new selection.

For projects within the department's
metropolitan district, the commissioner shall
first select projects that: (1) are recommended
under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088,
subdivision 5, paragraph (b), from previous
selection processes; (2) are on (i) U.S.
highways, or (ii) non-interstate highways
having an average annual daily traffic volume
of at least 50,000 vehicles; and (3) provide
for capacity expansion through additional
general purpose or auxiliary lanes of travel.

For projects outside of the department's
metropolitan district, the commissioner shall
first select any projects which are either
not completed or connected to projects,
in which: (1) funds have been previously
provided under the corridors of commerce
program for right-of-way acquisition, design,
or environmental analysis; and (2) the project
provides for capacity expansion through
additional general purpose or auxiliary lanes
of travel.

Subd. 2.

Transportation Economic
Development

32,500,000

This appropriation is for the transportation
economic development program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.12.

Of this appropriation, $5,000,000 is available
in each of fiscal years 2016 to 2021, and
$2,500,000 is available in fiscal year 2022.

Subd. 3.

State Road Construction

455,000,000

This appropriation is for the construction,
reconstruction, and improvement of trunk
highways, including design-build contracts.
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.

Of this appropriation, $70,000,000 is
available in each of fiscal years 2016 to 2021,
and $35,000,000 is available in fiscal year
2022.

Subd. 4.

Cancellations

The appropriations in this section cancel as
specified under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642, except that the commissioner of
management and budget shall count the start
of authorization for issuance of state bonds
as the first day of the fiscal year during
which the bonds are available to be issued as
specified under subdivision 1, 2, or 3, and
not as the date of enactment of this section.

Sec. 3. BOND SALE EXPENSES

$
1,300,000

This appropriation is to the commissioner
of management and budget for bond
sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50,
subdivision 4, and is effective through fiscal
year 2025.

Sec. 4. BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.

To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in
the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $1,301,300,000 in the manner, upon 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 amounts 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.

ARTICLE 3

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.11, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Part three: detailed capital budget.

The detailed capital budget must:
(1)
include recommendations for capital projects to be funded during the next six fiscal
years, including any request for project funding from the metropolitan transit capital
account in the transportation stability fund under section 16A.89;
and, (2) if applicable,
must meet the requirements under section 174.93, subdivision 1a. It must be submitted
with projects recommended by the governor and in order of importance among that
agency's requests as determined by the agency originating the request.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.86, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Budget request.

A political subdivision that requests an appropriation
of state money for a local capital improvement project, including a request for project
funding from the metropolitan transit capital account in the transportation stability
fund under section 16A.89,
is encouraged to submit the request to the commissioner
of management and budget by July 15 of an odd-numbered year to ensure its full
consideration. The requests must be submitted in the form and with the supporting
documentation required by the commissioner of management and budget. All requests
timely received by the commissioner must be submitted to the legislature, along with the
governor's recommendations, whether or not the governor recommends that a request be
funded, by the deadline established in section 16A.11, subdivision 1.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.88, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Greater Minnesota transit account; base appropriation.

(a) The
greater Minnesota transit account is established within the transit assistance fund in the
state treasury. Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of
transportation
for assistance to transit systems outside the metropolitan area under section
174.24. The commissioner may use up to $408,000 in fiscal year 2008 and $416,000 in
fiscal year 2009 and thereafter
annually for administration of the transit program. The
commissioner shall use funds appropriated by law from the account for transit operations
as provided in section 174.24 and related program administration.

(b) The base appropriations from the account to the commissioner of transportation
for each forecasted fiscal year after the current biennium equals the balance in the account
for each year as identified in the latest forecast under sections 16A.103 and 174.03,
subdivision 9.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.88, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Metropolitan area transit account; base appropriation.

(a) The
metropolitan area transit account is established within the transit assistance fund in the
state treasury. All money in the account is annually appropriated to The Metropolitan
Council shall use funds appropriated by law from the account for the funding of transit
systems within the metropolitan area under sections 473.384, 473.386, 473.387, 473.388,
and 473.405 to 473.449.

(b) The base appropriations from the account to the Metropolitan Council for each
forecasted fiscal year after the current biennium equals the balance in the account for each
year as identified in the latest forecast under sections 16A.103 and 174.03, subdivision 9.

Sec. 5.

[16A.89] TRANSPORTATION STABILITY FUND.

Subdivision 1.

Fund established.

A transportation stability fund is established in
the state treasury under the budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having
jurisdiction over transportation finance. The fund consists of money provided by law,
and any other funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided. Money in the
fund must be allocated solely for transportation purposes as specified in this section and
as provided by law.

Subd. 2.

Financial reports.

Any report or financial statement submitted to
the legislature providing financial information on the fund must include accounting
information on each account established within the fund, including revenues and sources,
transfers, uses, and account balance.

Subd. 3.

Highway allocation account.

(a) A highway allocation account is
established in the transportation stability fund. The account consists of funds allocated
under section 297A.94 from the estimated general sales tax on motor vehicle repair and
replacement parts, and any other funds as provided by law.

(b) The commissioner of transportation shall promptly transfer any funds deposited
in the account to the highway user tax distribution fund.

Subd. 4.

Transit allocation account.

(a) A transit allocation account is established
in the transportation stability fund. The account consists of funds allocated under section
297A.815, subdivision 3, from a portion of estimated motor vehicle lease sales tax.

(b) The commissioner of transportation shall promptly transfer any funds deposited
in the account to the greater Minnesota transit account in the transit assistance fund.

Subd. 5.

County highway allocation account.

(a) A county highway allocation
account is established in the transportation stability fund. The account consists of funds
allocated under section 297A.815, subdivision 3, from a portion of estimated motor
vehicle lease sales tax.

(b) The commissioner of transportation shall promptly transfer any funds deposited
in the account to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding any other law to
the contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds transferred under
this paragraph to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 4, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county receives
from that amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section 477A.011,
subdivision 3, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the current calendar
year, bears to the total population of the counties receiving funds under this paragraph.

Subd. 6.

Metropolitan transit capital account.

(a) A metropolitan transit capital
account is established in the transportation stability fund. The account consists of funds
allocated under section 297A.94 from the general sales tax on rental motor vehicles,
and any other funds as provided by law.

(b) Money in the metropolitan transit capital account is for transit projects, as
specified by law, of a capital nature in metropolitan counties, as defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 4, with priority for arterial bus rapid transit and express bus facilities. No
funds in the account may be expended for light rail transit, commuter rail, or streetcars.

(c) The base appropriations from the metropolitan transit capital account for each
forecasted fiscal year after the current biennium equals the balance in the account for each
year as identified in the latest forecast under sections 16A.103 and 174.03, subdivision 9.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16E.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Software sale fund.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph paragraphs (b)
and (c), proceeds of from the sale or licensing of software products or services by the chief
information officer must be credited to the MN.IT services revolving fund. If a state
agency other than the Office of MN.IT Services has contributed to the development of
software sold or licensed under this section, the chief information officer may reimburse
the agency by discounting computer services provided to that agency.

(b) Proceeds of from the sale or licensing of software products or services developed
by the Pollution Control Agency, or custom developed by a vendor for the agency, must be
credited to the environmental fund.

(c) Proceeds from the sale or licensing of software products or services developed
by the Department of Transportation, or custom developed by a vendor for the agency,
using trunk highway funds must be credited to the trunk highway fund.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 117.036, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Appraisal.

(a) Before commencing an eminent domain proceeding under
this chapter for an acquisition greater than $25,000, the acquiring authority must obtain at
least one appraisal for the property proposed to be acquired. In making the appraisal, the
appraiser must confer with one or more of the owners of the property, if reasonably possible.
For acquisitions less than $25,000, the acquiring authority may obtain a minimum damage
acquisition report in lieu of an appraisal. In making the minimum damage acquisition
report, the qualified person with appraisal knowledge must confer with one or more of
the owners of the property, if reasonably possible.
Notwithstanding section 13.44, the
acquiring authority must provide the owner with a copy of (1) each appraisal for property
acquisitions over $25,000, or (2) the minimum damage acquisition report for properties
under $25,000,
the acquiring authority has obtained for the property at the time an offer is
made, but no later than 60 days before presenting a petition under section 117.055, and.
The acquiring authority must also
inform the owner of the right to obtain an appraisal under
this section. Upon request, the acquiring authority must make available to the owner all
appraisals of the property for properties over $25,000, or the minimum damage acquisition
report for properties under $25,000
. If the acquiring authority is considering both a full
and partial taking of the property, the acquiring authority shall obtain and provide the
owner with appraisals for both types of takings for properties over $25,000 for both types
of takings, or minimum damage acquisition reports for properties under $25,000
.

(b) The owner may obtain an appraisal by a qualified appraiser of the property
proposed to be acquired. The owner is entitled to reimbursement for the reasonable costs
of the appraisal from the acquiring authority up to a maximum of $1,500 for single family
and two-family residential property and minimum damage acquisitions and $5,000 for
other types of property, provided that the owner submits to the acquiring authority the
information necessary for reimbursement, including a copy of the owner's appraisal,
at least five days before a condemnation commissioners' hearing. For purposes of this
paragraph subdivision, a "minimum damage acquisition" means an interest in property
that a qualified person with appraisal knowledge having an understanding of the local real
estate market
indicates can be acquired for a cost of $10,000 $25,000 or less.

(c) The acquiring authority must pay the reimbursement to the owner within 30
days after receiving a copy of the appraisal and the reimbursement information. Upon
agreement between the acquiring authority and the owner, the acquiring authority may pay
the reimbursement directly to the appraiser.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 117.036, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Use of appraisal at commissioners' hearing.

An appraisal or
minimum damage acquisition report
must not be used or considered in a condemnation
commissioners' hearing, nor may the appraiser who prepared the appraisal or the person
who prepared the minimum damage acquisition report
testify, unless a copy of the
appraiser's written report or the minimum damage acquisition report is provided to the
opposing party at least five days before the hearing.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.20, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Conditions.

(a) A road authority may accept applications for permits for
installation of drain tile along or across the right-of-way under its jurisdiction. The road
authority may adopt reasonable rules for the installations and may require a bond before
granting a permit. Permits for installation along a highway right-of-way must ensure that
the length of the installation is restricted to the minimum necessary to achieve the desired
agricultural benefits. A permit must not allow open trenches to be left on the right-of-way
after installation of the drain tile is completed. A road authority that grants a permit for
tile drain installation is not responsible for damage to that installation resulting from the
action of the authority or any other permittee utilizing the right-of-way.

(b) A person who installs drain tile along or across a highway right-of-way without
obtaining a permit as provided in this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(c) The commissioner shall take no action under this section which will result in the
loss of federal aid for highway construction in the state.

(d) For the purpose of this section subdivisions 2 to 4, "highway" means any
highway as defined in section 160.02 which is located outside the corporate limits of a
home rule charter or statutory city.

Sec. 10.

[160.235] TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING OPTIMIZATION.

(a) A road authority that has ownership of a traffic signal on a principal arterial
roadway or roadway with an average daily traffic greater than 20,000 vehicles per day
must complete an inventory of all traffic signals under its ownership and submit it to the
Department of Transportation district engineer. The inventory must include age of all
signals, control equipment, communications, detection type, timing plans in operation,
and date of last timing optimization.

(b) Based on the information from the inventory, a road authority subject to
paragraph (a) must develop and implement a traffic signal system optimization plan, which
must include re-evaluation of traffic signal timing at least once every five years. Each road
authority with a traffic signal optimization plan must annually certify compliance with its
plan and submit the certification as part of its annual maintenance expenditure report.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment. The
initial inventory under paragraph (a) must be submitted on or before December 30, 2015.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 10.

Temporary permit for field application.

(a) In connection with
the use of the road right-of-way of a road authority, excluding on controlled-access
highways under section 160.08, a property owner or occupant of property abutting the
road right-of-way may apply for a permit for temporary placement, for up to 14 days, of a
pressurized flexible force main for the transport of manure for field application.

(b) The property owner or occupant must:

(1) identify the entire length of the right-of-way for use under the permit;

(2) place the force main within the backslope of the road authority's right-of-way
where possible;

(3) place pumping equipment outside the road authority's right-of-way; and

(4) meet all of the permit requirements identified by the road authority.

(c) Once the road authority has issued a permit, the property owner or occupant may
install the force main over the length of the right-of-way from the permittee's property to
where the manure will be applied, irrespective of whether the permittee is the owner or
occupant of all property abutting the portion of the right-of-way where the force main is
to be installed.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.04, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 7.

Trunk highway fund base appropriations.

In conjunction with each
forecast under sections 16A.103 and 174.03, subdivision 9, the commissioner shall
identify base appropriations in each forecasted fiscal year from the trunk highway fund to
the commissioner for the operations and maintenance and state road construction budget
activities within the state roads budgetary program. The base appropriations must be
adjusted such that, following the financial policies of the department, 90 percent of the
unreserved trunk highway fund balance calculated absent the requirement under this
subdivision is forecasted for the operations and maintenance and state road construction
budget activities.

Sec. 13.

[161.126] PROHIBITION ON AESTHETIC ENHANCEMENTS.

(a) The commissioner may not use public funds for any aesthetic enhancements that
increase the total cost of a project on a highway or bridge.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision:

(1) "aesthetic enhancements" includes monuments, markers, memorials, sculptures,
statues, decorative fixtures, alternative materials, specialty signage, and other treatments
designed to impact the perceived beauty or visual appeal of the infrastructure;

(2) "public funds" includes but is not limited to funding from federal and state
sources; and

(3) "total cost" includes costs of ongoing maintenance.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment,
and applies to any project for which a contract has not been entered into or let for bidding
on or after that date.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.231, is amended to read:


161.231 APPROPRIATION; PROCEEDS FROM LEASED STATE
PROPERTY.

There is appropriated annually from the fund or account in the state treasury to which
the rental money from the sale, lease, conveyance, or disposal of state leased property
is credited a sufficient amount of money to carry out the state's obligations under the
provisions of sections 15.16, 117.135, 117.226, 161.16, 161.202, 161.23, subdivision 3,
161.24, 161.241, 161.43, 161.433, 161.44, 161.442, and 272.68, subdivision 3, including
the inventorying, marketing, and property management activities required to sell, lease,
rent, permit, convey, or otherwise dispose of the land or the interest in the land. At the
discretion of the commissioner of transportation, money in the account at the end of each
biennium may cancel to the trunk highway fund
.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.321, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Small targeted group business; subcontracting goals.

(a) The
commissioner, as a condition of awarding a construction contract, may set goals that
require the prime contractor to subcontract portions of the contract to small targeted group
businesses. Prime contractors must demonstrate good faith efforts to meet the project goals.
The commissioner shall establish a procedure for granting waivers from the subcontracting
requirement when qualified small targeted group businesses are not reasonably available.
The prime contractor may request a subcontracting goal waiver for the difference between
the level of targeted group small business participation the prime contractor has obtained
and the level specified in the goal. The commissioner may grant the waiver only if the
prime contractor has demonstrated good faith efforts to meet the goal. The commissioner
shall establish a procedure for evaluating the good faith efforts of contractors.
The
commissioner may establish (1) financial incentives for prime contractors who exceed the
goals set for the use of subcontractors under this subdivision; and (2) sanctions for prime
contractors who fail to make good faith efforts to meet the goals set under this subdivision.

(b) The small targeted group business subcontracting requirements of this
subdivision do not apply to prime contractors who are small targeted group businesses.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.321, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:


Subd. 2c.

Veteran-owned small business; subcontracting goals.

(a) The
commissioner, as a condition of awarding a construction contract, may set goals that
require the prime contractor to subcontract portions of the contract to veteran-owned small
businesses, except when prohibited by federal law or rule as a condition of receiving
federal funds. Prime contractors must demonstrate good faith efforts to meet the project
goals. The commissioner shall establish a procedure for granting waivers from the
subcontracting requirement when qualified veteran-owned small businesses are not
reasonably available.
The prime contractor may request a subcontracting goal waiver
for the difference between the level of veteran-owned small business participation the
prime contractor has obtained and the level specified in the goal. The commissioner may
grant the waiver only if the prime contractor has demonstrated good faith efforts to meet
the goal. The commissioner shall establish a procedure for evaluating the good faith
efforts of contractors.
The commissioner may establish (1) financial incentives for prime
contractors who exceed the goals set for the use of subcontractors under this subdivision;
and (2) sanctions for prime contractors who have not been granted a waiver and fail
to meet goals set under this subdivision.

(b) The subcontracting requirements of this subdivision do not apply to prime
contractors who are veteran-owned small businesses.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 161.321, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Contract awards, limitations.

Contracts awarded pursuant to this section
are may be subject to all limitations contained in rules adopted by the commissioner
of administration.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 162.07, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Apportionment sum and excess sum.

(a) For purposes of this
subdivision, "distribution amount" means the amount identified in section 162.06,
subdivision 1, after the deductions provided for in section 162.06 for administrative costs,
disaster account, research account, and state park road account.

(b) The apportionment sum is calculated by subtracting the excess sum, as calculated
in paragraph (c), from
as 68 percent of the distribution amount.

(c) The excess sum is calculated as the sum of revenue within 32 percent of the
distribution amount:.

(1) attributed to that portion of the gasoline excise tax rate under section 296A.07,
subdivision 3, in excess of 20 cents per gallon, and to that portion of the excise tax rates
in excess of the energy equivalent of a gasoline excise tax rate of 20 cents per gallon
for E85 and M85 under section 296A.07, subdivision 3, and special fuel under section
296A.08, subdivision 2;

(2) attributed to a change in the passenger vehicle registration tax under section
168.013, imposed on or after July 1, 2008, that exceeds (i) the amount collected in fiscal
year 2008, multiplied by (ii) the annual average United States Consumer Price Index for
the calendar year previous to the current calendar year, divided by the annual average
United States Consumer Price Index for calendar year 2007; and

(3) attributed to that portion of the motor vehicle sales tax revenue in excess of the
percentage allocated to the county state-aid highway fund in fiscal year 2007.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision, the United States Consumer Price Index
identified in paragraph (c) is for all urban consumers, United States city average, as
determined by the United States Department of Labor.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2015, for distribution
calculations on or after that date.

Sec. 19.

[162.145] SMALL CITIES ASSISTANCE.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given them.

(b) "Eligible city" means a statutory or home rule charter city that does not receive
municipal state aid under sections 162.09 to 162.14 in the calendar year in which funds
are distributed under this section.

(c) "Maximum aid" means 3.5 multiplied by the unweighted average amount of
assistance to a city in a fiscal year.

(d) "Population" means the most recent population estimated or established as of 30
days before the date of an allocation under subdivision 4, of (i) the most recent federal
census, (ii) a special census conducted under contract with the United States Bureau of
the Census, (iii) a population estimate made by the Metropolitan Council pursuant to
section 473.24, or (iv) a population estimate of the state demographer made pursuant to
section 4A.02.

(e) "State-aid adjustment factor" means the greater of zero, or:

(1) 0.005; minus

(2) the number of lane miles of county state-aid highway in a city, divided by the
total number of lane miles of county state-aid highway in all eligible cities.

(f) "Total population" means the sum of populations of all eligible cities.

Subd. 2.

Small cities assistance account.

A small cities assistance account is
created in the transportation stability fund. The account consists of funds as provided by
law, and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the
account. Money in the account may only be expended as provided under this section.

Subd. 3.

Administration.

(a) Subject to funds made available by law, the
commissioner shall allocate all funds as provided in subdivision 4 and shall notify the
commissioner of revenue.

(b) Following notification from the commissioner of transportation, the
commissioner of revenue shall distribute the specified funds to cities in the same manner
as local government aid under chapter 477A. An appropriation to the commissioner of
transportation under this section is available to the commissioner of revenue for the
purposes specified in this paragraph.

(c) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary, in order to receive distributions under
this section, a city must conform to the standards in section 477A.017, subdivision 2. A
city that receives funds under this section must make and preserve records necessary to
show that the funds are spent in compliance with subdivision 4.

Subd. 4.

Distribution formula.

(a) In each fiscal year in which funds are available
under this section, the commissioner shall allocate funds to eligible cities.

(b) The preliminary aid to each city is calculated as follows:

(1) 5 percent of funds allocated equally among all eligible cities;

(2) 35 percent of funds allocated proportionally based on each city's share of lane
miles of municipal streets compared to total lane miles of municipal streets of all eligible
cities;

(3) 35 percent of funds allocated proportionally based on each city's share of
population compared to total population of all eligible cities; and

(4) 25 percent of funds allocated proportionally based on each city's share of state-aid
adjustment factor compared to the sum of state-aid adjustment factors of all eligible cities.

(c) The final aid to each city is calculated as the lesser of:

(1) the preliminary aid to the city multiplied by an aid factor; or

(2) the maximum aid.

(d) The commissioner shall set the aid factor under paragraph (c), which must be the
same for all eligible cities, so that the total funds allocated under this subdivision equals
the total amount available for the fiscal year.

Subd. 5.

Use of funds.

(a) Funds distributed under this section are available only for
construction and maintenance of roads located within the city, including:

(1) land acquisition, environmental analysis, design, engineering, construction,
reconstruction, and maintenance;

(2) road projects partially located within the city;

(3) projects on county state-aid highways located within the city; and

(4) cost participation on road projects under the jurisdiction of another unit of
government.

(b) Funds distributed under this section are not subject to state-aid requirements
under this chapter, including but not limited to engineering standards adopted by the
commissioner in rules.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 168.053, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application; fee; penalty.

Any person, firm, or corporation with
a business located in Minnesota
engaged in the business of transporting motor vehicles
owned by another, by delivering, by drive-away or towing methods, either singly or by
means of the full mount method, the saddle mount method, the tow bar method, or any other
combination thereof, and under their own power, vehicles over the highways of the state
from the manufacturer or any other point of origin, to any point of destination, within or
without the state, shall make application to the registrar for a drive-away in-transit license.
This application for annual license shall be accompanied by a registration fee of $250 and
contain information the registrar may require. Upon the filing of the application and the
payment of the fee, the registrar shall issue to each drive-away operator a drive-away
in-transit license plate, which must be carried and displayed on the power unit consistent
with section 169.79 and the plate shall remain on the vehicle while being operated within
Minnesota
transported. The license plate issued under this subdivision is not valid for the
purpose of permanent vehicle registration and is not valid outside Minnesota. Additional
drive-away in-transit license plates desired by any drive-away operator may be secured
from the registrar of motor vehicles upon the payment of a fee of $5 for each set of
additional license plates. Any person, firm, or corporation engaging in the business as a
drive-away operator, of transporting and delivering by means of full mount method, the
saddle mount method, the tow bar method, or any combination thereof, and under their
own power, motor vehicles, who fails or refuses to file or cause to be filed an application,
as is required by law, and to pay the fees therefor as the law requires, shall be found guilty
of violating the provisions of sections 168.053 to 168.057; and, upon conviction, fined
not less than $50, and not more than $100, and all costs of court. Each day so operating
without securing the license and plates as required shall constitute a separate offense.

Sec. 21.

[168.1294] "START SEEING MOTORCYCLES" PLATES.

Subdivision 1.

Issuance of plates.

The commissioner shall issue special "Start
Seeing Motorcycles" license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup
truck, motorcycle, or recreational motor vehicle;

(2) pays a fee of $10 for each set of plates;

(3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013, along with any
other fees required by this chapter;

(4) contributes a minimum of $10 annually to the motorcycle safety fund created
under section 171.06, subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause (1); and

(5) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

Subd. 2.

Design.

The representatives of American Bikers for Awareness, Training,
and Education of Minnesota shall design the special plate to contain the inscription "Start
Seeing Motorcycles" between the bolt holes on the bottom of the plate with a design area
on the left side of the plate, subject to the approval of the commissioner.

Subd. 3.

Plates transfer.

On application to the commissioner and payment of a
transfer fee of $5, special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another
motor vehicle if the subsequent vehicle is:

(1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and

(2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued.

Subd. 4.

Exemption.

Special plates issued under this section are not subject to
section 168.1293, subdivision 2.

Subd. 5.

Fees.

Fees collected under subdivision 1, clause (2), and subdivision 3 are
credited to the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund.

Subd. 6.

No refund.

Contributions under this section must not be refunded.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective January 1, 2016, for special "Start
Seeing Motorcycles" plates issued on or after that date.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 168.1299, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance.

Notwithstanding section 168.1293, the commissioner shall
issue special Minnesota golf plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck,
motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;

(2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) contributes a minimum of $30 annually after January 1, 2017, to the Minnesota
Section PGA Foundation account; and

(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2015, and applies to plates
issued on or after that date.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Prohibition on use; penalty.

(a) No person may operate a motor vehicle
while using a wireless communications device to compose, read, or send an electronic
message, when the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic.

(b) A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent violation under this section
must pay a fine of $150 plus the amount specified in the uniform fine schedule established
by the Judicial Council.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective August 1, 2015, and applies to
violations committed on or after that date.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.49, is amended to read:


169.49 HEADLAMPS.

(a) Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, shall must be equipped with at
least two headlamps, with including at least one on each side of the front of the motor
vehicle, which. Headlamps shall must comply with the requirements and limitations set
forth in sections 169.47 to 169.79 169.66.

(b) Every motorcycle shall must be equipped with at least one and not more than
two four headlamps, which shall must comply with the requirements and limitations of
sections 169.47 to 169.79 169.66.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.782, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Driver; daily inspection, report.

(a) The driver of a commercial
motor vehicle shall report in writing at the completion of each day's work on inspect daily
each commercial motor vehicle the driver has operated. A person who owns one or more
commercial motor vehicles and who employs drivers for those commercial motor vehicles
must require each driver to submit a written report at the completion of each day's work
as required by this section. The driver of a commercial motor vehicle subject to this
section is not required to prepare and submit a written report if no defect or deficiency
is discovered by or reported to the driver, except that the driver of a passenger-carrying
commercial motor vehicle shall prepare and submit a written report regardless of whether
any defect or deficiency is discovered by or reported to the driver.

(b) The inspection and report must cover the following parts and accessories: service
brakes, including trailer and semitrailer brake connections; parking (hand) brake; steering
mechanism; lighting devices and reflectors; tires; horn; windshield wiper or wipers; rear
vision mirror or mirrors; coupling devices; wheels and rims; and emergency equipment.

(b) (c) The report must identify the vehicle and list any defect or deficiency
discovered by or reported to the driver that would affect the safe operation of the vehicle or
result in its mechanical breakdown. If no defect or deficiency is discovered by or reported
to the driver, the report must so indicate. The driver must sign the report after completing
it. In the case of a commercial motor vehicle operated by two drivers, the signature of one
of the drivers satisfies the requirements of this subdivision if both drivers agree concerning
the defects or deficiencies. If a driver operates more than one commercial motor vehicle
during a day's work, a report must be prepared for each vehicle operated.

(c) (d) Before operating or allowing the operation of a commercial motor vehicle
on which a report has been prepared under this subdivision, the owner of the vehicle or
the owner's agent must repair defects or deficiencies listed on the report that would likely
affect the safe operation of the vehicle. Before allowing the commercial motor vehicle to
be operated again, the owner or the owner's agent must certify, on the report listing the
defect or deficiency, that the defect or deficiency has been corrected or that correction is
unnecessary. A motor carrier must keep the original vehicle inspection report for at least
three months after the date of inspection. The report must be available for inspection by
an authorized federal, state, or local official at any time during this period.

(d) (e) A copy of the vehicle inspection report, including a certification of corrections
resulting from the report, must be carried in the commercial motor vehicle, or in the power
unit of a commercial motor vehicle combination, at all times when the vehicle or power
unit is operated until the next inspection report is completed under this subdivision. The
copy must be made available on demand to (1) a peace officer, (2) a person authorized
under section 221.221, and (3) a person described in section 299D.06.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.782, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Driver; pretrip inspection.

(a) Before driving Prior to the first operation
of
a commercial motor vehicle following completion of a daily inspection report under
subdivision 1
, a driver must:

(1) review the most recent vehicle inspection report on the vehicle;

(2) determine that the vehicle is in safe operating condition; and

(3) sign the inspection report in the vehicle.

The driver shall sign the report only if all defects and deficiencies listed in the report
have been certified as having been corrected or as not requiring correction.

(b) If the commercial motor vehicle does not contain the previous day's inspection
report, the driver must make the inspection and complete the report required under
subdivision 1.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.782, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Exceptions.

(a) With the exception of subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause
(2),
This section does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle that is a farm truck that may
be operated by a person not holding a commercial driver's license, provided that before
driving the vehicle, a driver must determine that the vehicle is in safe operating condition
.

(b) This section does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle held for resale by a
motor vehicle dealer licensed under section 168.27.

(c) This section does not apply to a covered farm vehicle as defined in Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, section 390.5, that is not carrying hazardous materials of
a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded in accordance with Code of
Federal Regulations, title 49, section 172.504.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.79, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Collector's vehicle Optional front plate for certain vehicles.

One plate
must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle, and one plate may be displayed on the front
of the vehicle at the discretion of the owner,
if the vehicle is:

(1) a collector's vehicle with a pioneer, classic car, collector, or street rod license;

(2) a vehicle that meets the requirements of a pioneer, classic, or street rod vehicle
except that the vehicle is used for general transportation purposes; or

(3) a vehicle that is of model year 1972 or earlier, not registered under section
168.10, subdivision 1c, and is used for general transportation purposes, then one plate
must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle, or one plate on the front and one on the rear,
at the discretion of the owner
; or

(4) a vehicle that was originally manufactured without a specifically designed
location for plate placement on the front, excluding vehicles provided for in subdivisions
3, 3a, and 5
.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.81, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 3f.

Length limits exclusion; aerodynamic device.

An aerodynamic device
that meets the requirements under Code of Federal Regulations, title 23, section 658.16
(b)(4), is excluded from each calculation of length under subdivision 2, 3, or 3c, including
total vehicle length and length of a semitrailer or trailer, whether in a vehicle combination
or not.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.865, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Six-axle vehicles.

(a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to haul
raw or unprocessed agricultural qualifying products and be operated with a gross vehicle
weight of up to:

(1) 90,000 pounds; and

(2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1
.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or
combination of vehicles operated under this subdivision and transporting only sealed
intermodal containers may be operated on an interstate highway if allowed by the United
States Department of Transportation.

(c) Any combination of qualifying products may be transported under a single
permit issued under this subdivision.

(d) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300, or a proportional
amount as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.865, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Seven-axle vehicles.

(a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more axles to
haul raw or unprocessed agricultural qualifying products and be operated with a gross
weight of up to:

(1) 97,000 pounds; and

(2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1
.

(b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, and Code
of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40 and 382, unless exempt under section 221.031,
subdivision 2c.

(c) Any combination of qualifying products may be transported under a single
permit issued under this subdivision.

(d) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500, or a proportional
amount as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.865, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 6.

Qualifying products.

For purposes of this section, "qualifying products"
consists of:

(1) raw or unprocessed agricultural products;

(2) agricultural products transported for processing as a biofuel, including but not
limited to oat hulls and other feedstocks;

(3) livestock and poultry feed, seed, fertilizer, potash, and agricultural lime; and

(4) highway and building construction materials, and associated demolition materials,
including but not limited to aggregate material as defined in section 298.75, subdivision
1, paragraph (a), hot mix asphalt, plastic concrete, cementitious materials, concrete
admixtures, asphalt cement, construction demolition materials, and recycled road materials.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.87, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Recycling and garbage vehicles.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b),
weight restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to a vehicle that
does not exceed 20,000 pounds per single axle and is designed and used exclusively for
recycling, while engaged in recycling in a political subdivision that mandates curbside
recycling pickup.

(b) Weight restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to: (1) a
vehicle that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle and is used exclusively for
recycling as described in paragraph (a), or; (2) a vehicle that does not exceed 14,000
pounds per single axle and is designed and used exclusively for collecting mixed municipal
solid waste, as defined in section 115A.03, subdivision 21, while engaged in such
collection; or (3) a portable toilet service vehicle that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per
single axle or 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, and is designed and used exclusively
for collecting liquid waste from portable toilets, while engaged in such collection
.

(c) Notwithstanding section 169.80, subdivision 1, a violation of weight restrictions
imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 by a vehicle designed and used exclusively for
recycling while engaged in recycling in a political subdivision that mandates curbside
recycling pickup while engaged in such collection, or by a vehicle that is designed and
used exclusively for collecting mixed municipal solid waste as defined in section 115A.03,
subdivision 21
, while engaged in such collection, or by a portable toilet service vehicle
that is designed and used exclusively for collecting liquid waste from portable toilets,
while engaged in such collection,
is not subject to criminal penalties but is subject to a
civil penalty for excess weight under section 169.871.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 18a.

Electronic advertising device.

(a) "Electronic advertising device"
means an advertising device that is capable of displaying digital content that can be
changed through messaging or electronic communications technology.

(b) Digital content consists of static text and images only, and does not include
animation, flashing or moving lights, video, or other content having the appearance of
movement.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 173.15, is amended to read:


173.15 PROHIBITED ADVERTISING DEVICES.

(a) After June 8, 1971 no advertising device shall be erected or maintained:

(1) which purports to be or resembles an official traffic-control device, sign, or
signal, or railroad sign or signal; or which hides from view or interferes in any material
degree with the effectiveness of any traffic-control device, sign, or signal, or railroad sign
or signal, or which obstructs or interferes with the driver's view of approaching, merging,
or intersecting traffic for a distance not to exceed 500 feet;

(2) which prominently displays the word "stop" or "danger";

(3) which contains statements, words, or pictures of an obscene, indecent, or
immoral character, or such as would offend public morals or decency;

(4) on any right-of-way of the interstate system of highways, except as otherwise
provided by law or allowed by the commissioner;

(5) on private land without the consent of the owner or occupant thereof;

(6) on trees, shrubs, or which are painted or drawn upon rocks or natural features,
or on public utility poles;

(7) which has distracting flashing or moving lights so designed or lighted as to
be a traffic hazard;

(8) to which access can be obtained only from an interstate main-traveled way but
excluding frontage roads adjacent thereto;

(9) which are structurally unsafe, are in disrepair, or are abandoned.

(b) The prohibition under paragraph (a), clause (7), does not include an electronic
advertising device in which digital content changes no more frequently than once every
six seconds.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 174.40, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 4a.

Eligibility.

A statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town is
eligible to receive funding under this section only if it has adopted subdivision regulations
that require safe routes to school infrastructure in developments authorized on or after
the effective date of this section.

Sec. 37.

[174.57] SNOW AND ICE CONTROL; APPROPRIATION.

(a) In a fiscal year in which the commissioner expends at least 110 percent of
the total biennial appropriation for snow and ice management specified in law, the
commissioner may use an additional amount for this purpose that does not exceed 50
percent of the reserved fund balance in the trunk highway fund. The amount identified by
the commissioner under this paragraph is appropriated from the trunk highway fund to
the commissioner for snow and ice management purposes.

(b) Upon using the appropriation authority in this section, the commissioner shall
notify the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over
transportation finance. The commissioner shall include in each budget submission to
the legislature under section 16A.11 the amount appropriated under this section for the
budget biennium that is ending.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 174.636, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 5.

Legislative authorization.

The powers conferred to the commissioner
under sections 174.60 to 174.636 are subject to the requirements under section 174.94.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 174.92, is amended to read:


174.92 EXERCISE OF POWER; COMMUTER RAIL; EXERCISE OF
POWER
.

Subdivision 1.

Powers.

The commissioner of transportation may exercise the
powers granted in this chapter, as necessary, to plan, design, acquire, construct, and equip
commuter rail facilities.

Subd. 2.

Legislative authorization.

The powers conferred to the commissioner
under sections 174.80 to 174.92 are subject to the requirements under section 174.94.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 174.93, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given:

(1) "commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation;

(2) "guideway" means a form of transportation service provided to the public on a
regular and ongoing basis, that operates on exclusive or controlled rights-of-way or rails
in whole or in part, and includes: (i) each line for intercity passenger rail, commuter rail,
light rail transit, streetcars, and highway bus rapid transit, and express bus service operated
primarily within a dedicated right-of-way; and (ii) any multimodal station serving two or
more lines identified in item (i)
; and

(3) "local unit of government" means a county, statutory or home rule charter city,
town, or other political subdivision including, but not limited to, a regional railroad
authority or joint powers board.

(b) For purposes of this section, "sources of funds" includes, but is not limited to,
money from federal aid, state appropriations, the Metropolitan Council, special taxing
districts, local units of government, fare box recovery, and nonpublic sources.

(c) For purposes of this section, "budget activity" includes, but is not limited
to, environmental analysis, land acquisition, easements, design, preliminary and
final engineering, acquisition of vehicles and rolling stock, track improvement and
rehabilitation, and construction.

(d) For purposes of this section, guideway excludes arterial bus rapid transit,
limited-stop bus service, and express bus service that is not operated primarily within a
dedicated right-of-way.

Sec. 41.

[174.94] GUIDEWAY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORIZATION.

(a) For purposes of this section, "guideway" has the meaning given in section
174.93, subdivision 1.

(b) The commissioner and any political subdivision, including but not limited to
the Metropolitan Council, a regional railroad authority, a county, or a statutory or home
rule charter city, may not complete an alternatives analysis or select a locally preferred
alternative for a guideway project unless on or after January 1, 2015: (1) a law is enacted
that specifically identifies and authorizes the project, or (2) state funds are appropriated
specifically for the project.

(c) Nothing in this section prohibits the commissioner or any political subdivision
from (1) performing transit planning; (2) producing feasibility studies; or (3) commencing
project development, including through an alternatives analysis or preliminary
environmental analysis.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment,
and applies for any project not approved by the Federal Transit Administration for
preliminary engineering or a subsequent project phase as of the effective date of this
section. The portion that relates to the Metropolitan Council applies in the counties of
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 221.031, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 9a.

Federal out-of-service order; operation prohibited.

No intrastate
carrier, private carrier engaged in intrastate commerce, or person providing intrastate
transportation service described in section 221.025 shall operate a commercial motor
vehicle in Minnesota while a motor carrier out-of-service order issued by the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
385 or 386, is in effect.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 221.605, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 4.

Federal out-of-service order; operation prohibited.

No interstate carrier
or private carrier engaged in interstate commerce shall operate a commercial motor
vehicle in Minnesota while a motor carrier out-of-service order issued by the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
385 or 386, is in effect.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299A.465, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


Subd. 2a.

Volunteer firefighter killed in line of duty.

(a) This subdivision
applies when a volunteer firefighter is killed while on duty and discharging the volunteer
firefighter's duties as a volunteer firefighter.

(b) The municipality or municipalities that operate the fire department that the
volunteer firefighter serves with shall provide health insurance coverage to the volunteer
firefighter's dependents, including the volunteer firefighter's spouse.

(c) The municipality or municipalities that operate the fire department that the
volunteer firefighter serves with shall pay the same level of contribution to cover the
volunteer firefighter's dependents as is required for a firefighter under subdivision 2,
paragraph (c). Coverage must continue for a spousal dependent of the volunteer firefighter
for the period of time that the person is a dependent up to the age of 65, and coverage must
continue for any other dependent until the person is age 26.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299A.465, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Definition.

For purposes of this section:

(a) "Peace officer" or "officer" has the meaning given in section 626.84, subdivision
1
, paragraph (c).

(b) "Dependent" means a person who meets the definition of dependent in section
62L.02, subdivision 11, at the time of the officer's or firefighter's injury or death. A person
is not a dependent for purposes of this section during the period of time the person is
covered under another group health plan.

(c) "Firefighter" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 424.03,
but does not include volunteer firefighters.

(d) "Volunteer firefighter" has the meaning given in section 299N.03, subdivision 7.

(e) "Fire department" has the meaning given in section 299N.03, subdivision 4.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299D.085, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Certificate.

No person may operate as an overdimensional load escort
driver in this state without a certificate issued by the commissioner, or by a state with
which the commissioner has entered into a reciprocal agreement. The commissioner shall
assess a fee for each certificate applicant, calculated to cover the commissioner's cost of
establishing and administering the program. No other certification is required to escort
an overdimensional load.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299D.09, is amended to read:


299D.09 ESCORT SERVICE; APPROPRIATION; RECEIPTS.

(a) 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.

(b) The fee charged for services provided by the State Patrol with a vehicle is $79.28
an hour. The fee charged for services provided without a vehicle is $59.28 an hour
shall be set to recover actual costs as determined by the commissioner of public safety
by July 1 each year
.

(c) 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 in fiscal year
2012; and $139.64 an hour for a fixed wing aircraft, $560.83 an hour for a helicopter, and
$454.84 an hour for the Queen Air in fiscal year 2013 and thereafter.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 48.

[299F.037] REPORTING FIREFIGHTER DEATHS.

Whenever an active firefighter dies, whether or not the death is presumed to be in the
line of duty, the fire chief of the deceased firefighter must report, without undue delay,
the death to the state fire marshal. The notification shall identify the cause of death and
contain information concerning the circumstances of the death.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 360.305, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Costs allocated; local contribution; hangar construction account.

(a)
Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision Annually by June 1, the commissioner
of transportation shall require as a condition of assistance by the state that the establish
local contribution rates which will apply to a
political subdivision, municipality, or public
corporation make a substantial contribution to the cost of the construction, improvement,
maintenance, or operation of the airport, in connection with which the assistance of the
state is sought. These costs are referred to as project costs
when applying for state or
federal funding assistance to construct, improve, maintain, or operate an airport, or to
acquire land for airport facilities or clear zones. If the commissioner does not establish
local contribution rates by June 1, the previous rates apply
.

(b) For any airport, whether key, intermediate, or landing strip, where only state and
local funds are to be used, the contribution shall be not less than one-fifth of the sum of:

(1) the project costs;

(2) acquisition costs of the land and clear zones, which are referred to as acquisition
costs.
The commissioner may pay all costs beyond the local contribution. Local
contribution rates shall not be less than five percent of the total cost of the activity or
acquisition, except that the commissioner may require less than five percent for research
projects, radio or navigational aids, activities, or acquisitions for which federal funds are
available to cover more than 90 percent of the total cost, or as otherwise necessary to
respond to an emergency.

(c) For any airport where federal, state, and local funds are to be used, the
contribution shall not be less than five percent of the sum of the project costs and
acquisition costs.
The commissioner's establishment of local contribution rates is not
subject to the rulemaking requirements of chapter 14.

(d) The commissioner may pay the total cost of radio and navigational aids.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) or (c), the commissioner may pay all of the
project costs of a new landing strip, but not an intermediate airport or key airport, or may
pay an amount equal to the federal funds granted and used for a new landing strip plus
all of the remaining project costs; but the total amount paid by the commissioner for the
project costs of a new landing strip, unless specifically authorized by an act appropriating
funds for the new landing strip, shall not exceed $200,000.

(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) or (c), the commissioner may pay all the project
costs for research and development projects, including, but not limited to noise abatement;
provided that in no event shall the sums expended under this paragraph exceed five
percent of the amount appropriated for construction grants.

(g) (d) To receive aid under this section for project costs or for acquisition costs, the
municipality must enter into an agreement with the commissioner giving assurance that
the airport will be operated and maintained in a safe, serviceable manner for aeronautical
purposes only for the use and benefit of the public:

(1) for 20 years after the date that the municipality receives any state funds for
project construction or improvement costs are received by the municipality; and

(2) for 99 years after the date that the municipality receives any state funds for land
acquisition costs are received by the municipality. If any land acquired with state funds
ceases to be used for aviation purposes, the municipality shall repay the state airports fund
the same percentage of the appraised value of the property as that percentage of the costs
of acquisition and participation provided by the state to acquire the land.

The agreement may contain other conditions as the commissioner deems reasonable.

(h) (e) The commissioner shall establish a hangar construction revolving account,
which shall be used for the purpose of financing the construction of hangar buildings to
be constructed by municipalities owning airports. All municipalities owning airports are
authorized to enter into contracts for the construction of hangars, and contracts with
the commissioner for the financing of hangar construction for an amount and period of
time as may be determined by the commissioner and municipality. All receipts from the
financing contracts shall be deposited in the hangar construction revolving account and
are reappropriated for the purpose of financing construction of hangar buildings. The
commissioner may pay from the hangar construction revolving account 80 percent of the
cost of financing construction of hangar buildings. For purposes of this paragraph, the
construction of hangars shall include their design.
The commissioner shall transfer up to
$4,400,000 from the state airports fund to the hangar construction revolving account.

(i) (f) The commissioner may pay a portion of the purchase price of any contribute
to costs incurred by any municipality for
airport maintenance and operations, safety
equipment, and of the actual airport snow removal costs incurred by any municipality.
The portion to be paid by the state shall not exceed two-thirds of the cost of the purchase
price or snow removal. To receive aid a municipality must enter into an agreement of the
type referred to in paragraph (g)
.

(j) (g) This subdivision applies only to project costs or acquisition costs of
municipally owned airports incurred after June 1, 1971.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 398A.04, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


Subd. 2b.

Legislative authorization.

The powers conferred to a regional rail
authority under this chapter are subject to the requirements under section 174.94.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.146, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Transportation planning.

(a) The Metropolitan Council is the designated
planning agency for any long-range comprehensive transportation planning required by
section 134 of the Federal Highway Act of 1962, Section 4 of Urban Mass Transportation
Act of 1964 and Section 112 of Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 and other federal
transportation laws. The council shall assure administration and coordination of
transportation planning with appropriate state, regional and other agencies, counties,
and municipalities.

(b) The council shall establish an advisory body consisting of citizens and
representatives of municipalities, counties, and state agencies in fulfillment of the planning
responsibilities of the council. The membership of the advisory body must consist of:

(1) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;

(2) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner's
designee;

(3) one member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission appointed by the
commission;

(4) one person appointed by the council to represent nonmotorized transportation;

(5) one person appointed by the commissioner of transportation to represent the
freight transportation industry;

(6) two persons appointed by the council to represent public transit, with one
appointed by the council, and one appointed by the Suburban Transit Association who
must be an elected official from a city participating in the replacement service program
under section 473.388
;

(7) ten elected officials of cities within the metropolitan area, including one
representative from each first-class city, appointed by the Association of Metropolitan
Municipalities;

(8) one member of the county board of each county in the seven-county metropolitan
area, appointed by the respective county boards;

(9) eight citizens appointed by the council, one from each council precinct; and

(10) one member of the council, appointed by the council.

(c) The council shall appoint a chair from among the members of the advisory body.

EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.

This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.399, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 6.

Legislative authorization.

The powers conferred to a responsible
authority, as defined in section 473.3993, subdivision 4, under sections 473.399 to
473.3999 are subject to the requirements in section 174.94.

APPLICATION.

This section applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota,
Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.4051, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Operating costs.

After operating revenue and federal money have been
used to pay for light rail transit operations, 50, 100 percent of the remaining operating and
ongoing maintenance
costs must be paid by the state from nonstate sources. For purposes
of this subdivision, state sources include but are not limited to general fund appropriations
and revenue from the motor vehicle sales tax under chapter 297B.

APPLICATION.

This section applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota,
Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 54.

Laws 2009, chapter 158, section 10, as amended by Laws 2012, chapter 287,
article 3, section 56, and Laws 2014, chapter 255, section 20, is amended to read:


Sec. 10. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 2 and 3 are effective August 1, 2009, and the amendments made in sections
2 and 3 to Minnesota Statutes, sections 169.011 and 169.045, expire July 31, 2015
.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 55.

Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 11, section 3, the effective date, is amended to
read:


EFFECTIVE DATE.

Subdivisions 1 to 4 are effective January 1, 2015, for special
Minnesota golf plates issued on or after that date. Subdivision 5 is effective January 1,
2017
July 1, 2015.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 56. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCIES.

(a) In fiscal years 2016 and 2017, the commissioner of transportation shall
implement efficiencies identified by the Transportation Strategic Management and
Operations Advisory Task Force report under Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 6, section 9,
equal to 15 percent of the Department of Transportation's total appropriations for fiscal
years 2014 and 2015.

(b) The efficiency savings amount identified in paragraph (a) is available to the
commissioner of transportation in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 for the construction,
maintenance, or rehabilitation, including pothole repair, of highways, roads, and bridges
on the trunk highway system.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 57. LEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 228 REMOVED.

(a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 159, is repealed effective the
day after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between
the commissioner and the governing body of Otter Tail County to transfer jurisdiction of
Legislative Route No. 228 and after the commissioner notifies the revisor of statutes
under paragraph (b).

(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.

Sec. 58. LEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 275 REMOVED.

(a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 206, is repealed effective the
day after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
commissioner and the governing body of Lac qui Parle County to transfer jurisdiction
of Legislative Route No. 275 and after the commissioner notifies the revisor of statutes
under paragraph (b).

(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.

Sec. 59. COST PARTICIPATION POLICY.

The commissioner of transportation, in consultation with representatives of local
units of government, shall create and adopt a policy concerning cost participation
for cooperative construction projects and maintenance responsibilities between the
Department of Transportation and local units of government. The policy must minimize
the share of cooperative project costs to be funded by the local units of government while
complying in all respects with the state constitutional requirements concerning allowable
uses of the trunk highway fund. The policy should provide and include sufficient flexibility
for unique projects and locations if doing so results in a lower total project cost. The policy
must be completed and adopted by the commissioner no later than September 1, 2015.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 60. CONCRETE DIAMOND GRINDING SLURRY.

The commissioner of transportation shall not engage in a study, including under any
agreement with a consultant, related to the deposit of slurry generated from highway
diamond grinding on the side of roadways, unless the commissioner consults with
interested representatives of the road construction and maintenance industry regarding the
methodology and specifications for the study. The commissioner or a consultant operating
under an agreement with the commissioner shall consult with interested representatives
of the road construction and maintenance industry to evaluate methods of determining
best management practices.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 61. INTERSTATE 94/694/494 INTERCHANGE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT
STUDY.

The commissioner of transportation must conduct a safety improvement study for
the interchange of signed Interstate Highways 94, 694, and 494 in the cities of Woodbury
and Oakdale. At a minimum, the study must provide specific recommendations to
improve the safety of the interchange and include cost estimates for each recommended
improvement. The commissioner must report the findings and recommendations of the
study to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation policy and
finance within 180 days after the effective date of this section.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 62. LEGISLATIVE REPORT ON VEHICLE TITLE TRANSFER FEE
FUNDS.

By November 1, 2015, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency shall
submit a report on motor vehicle title transfer fee funds to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation and
environment policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must (1) identify the annual
amount of revenue from the motor vehicle title transfer fee under Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.908, over fiscal years 2012 to 2015; (2) evaluate the policy rationale for
allocation of revenue from the title transfer fee; and (3) specify uses of funds from the
title transfer fee, including identification of any motor vehicle, road, or bridge purposes
for which funds are used.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 63. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PILOT PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For the purposes of this section, "responsible authority"
means the commissioner of transportation or the Metropolitan Council, as appropriate.

Subd. 2.

Public-private partnership authority.

(a) A responsible authority is
authorized to consider and utilize public-private partnership procurement methods as
provided in this section. A public-private partnership initiative must take advantage of
private sector efficiencies in design and construction, along with expertise in finance and
development, and provide a better long-term value for the state than could be obtained
through traditional procurement methods.

(b) A responsible authority may use in the pilot program an existing public-private
partnership mechanism or a proposed mechanism that proves the best available option
for the state. Mechanisms that a responsible authority may use consist only of: user
fees, construction payments, joint development agreements, negotiated exactions, and
air rights development.

(c) A responsible authority may receive or solicit and evaluate proposals to
build, operate, and finance projects that are not inconsistent with the department's or
the Metropolitan Council's most recent transportation plans. If a responsible authority
receives an unsolicited proposal, the authority shall publish a notice in the State Register
at least once a week for two weeks stating that the authority has received the proposal and
will accept other proposals for the same project purpose for 120 days after the initial date
of publication. The private proposer must be selected on a competitive basis.

Subd. 3.

Pilot program restrictions.

(a) The pilot program under this section is
for a total of up to three projects that are exclusively or primarily for infrastructure of
a capital nature, excluding rolling stock.

(b) A responsible authority may not enter into a public-private partnership under this
section for a project with a total project cost estimate of more than $100,000,000.

(c) When entering into a public-private partnership, a responsible authority may not
enter into any noncompete agreement that inhibits the state's ability to address ongoing or
future infrastructure needs.

(d) If a responsible authority enters into a public-private partnership agreement
that includes a temporary transfer of ownership or control of a road, bridge, or other
infrastructure investment to the private entity, the agreement must include a provision
requiring the return of the road, bridge, or other infrastructure investment to the state after
a specified period of time that may not exceed 25 years.

(e) A responsible authority may only consider new projects for a public-private
partnership. A responsible authority is prohibited from considering projects involving
existing infrastructure for a public-private partnership, unless the proposed project adds
capacity to the existing infrastructure.

Subd. 4.

Consultation.

(a) As part of the pilot program under this section, the
commissioner and the Metropolitan Council shall consult with the commissioner of
management and budget, the commissioner of employment and economic development, the
commissioner of administration, and one representative each from the American Council
of Engineering Companies - Minnesota chapter, the Central Minnesota Transportation
Alliance, and the Minnesota County Engineers Association. In addition, the commissioner
shall invite the Federal Highway Administration and the Metropolitan Council shall invite
the Federal Transit Administration to participate in consultation activities.

(b) Consultation activities include reviewing projects proposed under this section,
reviewing any contractual or financial agreements to ensure program requirements are
met, and ensuring that any proposed or executed agreement serves the public interest.

Subd. 5.

Evaluation and selection of private entity and project.

(a) A responsible
authority shall contract with one or more consultants to assist in proposal evaluation. The
consultant must possess expertise and experience in public-private partnership project
evaluation methodology, such as value for money, costs of public-private partnership
compared with costs of public project delivery, and cost-benefit analysis.

(b) When soliciting, evaluating, and selecting a private entity with which to enter
into a public-private partnership and before selecting a project, a responsible authority
must consider:

(1) the ability of the proposed project to improve safety, reduce congestion, increase
capacity, and promote economic growth;

(2) the proposed cost of and financial plan for the project;

(3) the general reputation, qualifications, industry experience, and financial capacity
of the private entity;

(4) the project's proposed design, operation, and feasibility;

(5) the length and extent of transportation and transit service disruption;

(6) comments from local citizens and affected jurisdictions;

(7) the benefits to the public;

(8) the safety record of the private entity; and

(9) any other criteria a responsible authority deems appropriate.

Subd. 6.

Public-private agreement.

(a) A public-private agreement between a
responsible authority and a private entity must, at a minimum, specify:

(1) the planning, acquisition, financing, development, design, construction,
reconstruction, replacement, improvement, maintenance, management, repair, leasing, or
operation of the project;

(2) the term of the public-private agreement;

(3) the type of property interest, if any, that the private entity will have in the project;

(4) a description of the actions a responsible authority may take to ensure proper
maintenance of the project;

(5) whether user fees will be collected on the project and the basis by which the
user fees are determined and modified along with identification of the public agency that
will determine and modify fees;

(6) compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws;

(7) grounds for termination of the public-private agreement by a responsible
authority;

(8) adequate safeguards for the traveling public and residents of the state in event of
default on the contract;

(9) financial protection for the state in the event of default, which must include
payment and performance bonds, for any construction, that meet the requirements under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 574.26 to 574.32; and

(10) procedures for amendment of the agreement.

(b) A public-private agreement between a responsible authority and a private entity
may provide for:

(1) review and approval by a responsible authority of the private entity's plans for
the development and operation of the project;

(2) inspection by a responsible authority of construction and improvements to the
project;

(3) maintenance by the private entity of a liability insurance policy;

(4) filing of appropriate financial statements by the private entity on a periodic basis;

(5) filing of traffic reports by the private entity on a periodic basis;

(6) financing obligations of a responsible authority and the private entity;

(7) apportionment of expenses between a responsible authority and the private entity;

(8) the rights and remedies available in the event of a default or delay;

(9) the rights and duties of the private entity, a responsible authority, and other state
or local governmental entities with respect to the use of the project;

(10) the terms and conditions of indemnification of the private entity by a responsible
authority;

(11) assignment, subcontracting, or other delegations of responsibilities of (i) the
private entity, or (ii) a responsible authority under agreement to third parties, including
other private entities or state agencies;

(12) if applicable, sale or lease to the private entity of private property related to
the project;

(13) traffic enforcement and other policing issues; and

(14) any other terms and conditions a responsible authority deems appropriate.

Subd. 7.

Funding from federal government.

(a) A responsible authority may
accept from the United States or any of its agencies funds that are available to the state
for carrying out the pilot program, whether the funds are available by grant, loan, or
other financial assistance.

(b) A responsible authority may enter into agreements or other arrangements with
the United States or any of its agencies as necessary for carrying out the pilot program.

(c) A responsible authority shall seek to maximize project funding from nonstate
sources and may combine federal, state, local, and private funds to finance a public-private
partnership pilot project.

Subd. 8.

Legislative reporting.

By August 1 annually in 2016 through 2019, the
commissioner of transportation and the Metropolitan Council shall jointly submit to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction
over transportation policy and finance a list of all agreements executed under the pilot
program authority. At a minimum, the list must identify each agreement, the contracting
entities, the contract amount and duration, and any repayment requirements, and provide
an update on the project's progress. The list may be submitted electronically and is subject
to Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195, subdivision 1.

Subd. 9.

Expiration.

The authority to enter into new agreements under this section
expires on June 30, 2019.

Sec. 64. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299E.02, is repealed.

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23.32 23.33 23.34 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30
25.31 25.32 25.33 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4
26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13
26.14 26.15
26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23
26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 27.1 27.2
27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15
27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25
27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 28.35 29.1 29.2 29.3
29.4
29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17
29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17
30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24
30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7
31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19
31.20 31.21
31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5
32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16
32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26
32.27 32.28 32.29
32.30 32.31 32.32 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9
33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26
33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11
34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15
34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5
35.6 35.7
35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 35.35 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 36.34 36.35
36.36
37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25
37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 37.35 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16
38.17 38.18
38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28
38.29 38.30
38.31 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6
39.7 39.8
39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17
39.18
39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23
40.24
40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 41.1 41.2 41.3
41.4
41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15
41.16
41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30
41.31 41.32 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5
42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21
42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4
43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16
43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5
44.6
44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14
44.15
44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6
45.7
45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13
45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26
45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30
46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8
46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31
46.32 46.33 46.34 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10
47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15
47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23
47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30
47.31 47.32 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12
48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24
48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31
48.32 48.33 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10
49.11
49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16
49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 50.35 50.36 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14
51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18
51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15
52.16 52.17 52.18
52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23
52.24 52.25
52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31
52.32 52.33
53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5
53.6
53.7 53.8
53.9 53.10 53.11
53.12
53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22
53.23
53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 54.1 54.2
54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12
54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22
54.23
54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32
55.1
55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10
55.11
55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22
55.23
55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 56.34 56.35 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34 57.35 57.36 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 58.35 58.36 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15
59.16 59.17

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