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SF 1904

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/27/2015 08:51am

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; requiring the Department of Transportation to
implement certain efficiencies; appropriating money to construct, maintain, and
rehabilitate highways, roads, and bridges.

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

Section 1. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCIES;
APPROPRIATION.

(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 appropriated 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. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2. TRUNK HIGHWAY RESERVE FUND; APPROPRIATION.

(a) An amount equaling 90 percent of the unreserved portion of the trunk highway
fund balance on June 30, 2016, is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation in
fiscal year 2016 for the construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation, including pothole
repair, of highways, roads, and bridges on the trunk highway system. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until expended.

(b) An amount equaling 90 percent of the unreserved portion of the trunk highway
fund balance on June 30, 2017, is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation in
fiscal year 2017 for the construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation, including pothole
repair, of highways, roads, and bridges on the trunk highway system. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until expended.

(c) An amount equaling 90 percent of the unreserved portion of the trunk highway
fund balance on June 30, 2018, is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation in
fiscal year 2018 for the construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation, including pothole
repair, of highways, roads, and bridges on the trunk highway system. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until expended.

(d) An amount equaling 90 percent of the unreserved portion of the trunk highway
fund balance on June 30, 2019, is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation in
fiscal year 2019 for the construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation, including pothole
repair, of highways, roads, and bridges on the trunk highway system. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until expended.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 3. BUDGET SURPLUS CARRYFORWARD; TRANSPORTATION
APPROPRIATION.

$200,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
transportation in fiscal year 2016 for the construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation,
including pothole repair, of highways, roads, and bridges under the jurisdiction of
counties, cities, or towns. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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