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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 861

6th Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/22/2018 02:47pm

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

Current Version - 6th Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 2.1 2.2 2.3
2.4 2.5
2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21
2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 13.35 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13
18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33
19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 23.1 23.2
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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 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
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25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11
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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 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 27.33 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
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28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23
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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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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
45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9
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45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21
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45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 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
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47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 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 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
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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 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.9 53.8 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 54.33 54.34 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 55.33 55.34 55.35 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 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 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 59.2 59.1 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 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18
60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21
62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27
62.28 62.29
62.30 62.31 62.32 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11
63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17
63.18 63.19
63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18
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64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12
65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8
66.9
66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25
66.26
66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9
67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28
68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11
68.12 68.13
68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19
68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 69.1 69.2
69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21
69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27
69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7
70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18
70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32
71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7
71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5
72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29
72.30
73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5
73.6
73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24
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73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18
74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8
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76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11
77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27
79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8
80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25
80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8
81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13
81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17
81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4
82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10
82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16
82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22
82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27
83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10
83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18
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84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17
84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8
85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15
85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24
85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27
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87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 88.1 88.2 88.3
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96.27 96.28 96.29
97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20
98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4
99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18
99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23
99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27
101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 101.34 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23
102.24 102.25
102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6
105.7
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105.14
105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13
106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25
106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29
106.30
107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5
107.6
107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12
107.13 107.14 107.15
107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 110.33 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30
111.31 111.32 111.33
112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28
112.29 112.30
113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26
113.27 113.28
114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 114.34
115.1 115.2 115.3
115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10
115.11 115.12 115.13
115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27
115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31
116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13
116.14 116.15 116.16
116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30
116.31 116.32
117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11
117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16
118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21
118.22
118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30
119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12
119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20
119.21
119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25
119.26
119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6
120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14
120.15
120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21
120.22
120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29
121.30 121.31 121.32 121.33 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10
122.11 122.12 122.13
122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21
122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 122.32 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9
123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9 124.10 124.11 124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16
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126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10 126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20
126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29 126.30 126.31 126.32 127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.13 127.14 127.15 127.16 127.17 127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24 128.25 128.26 128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11
129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20
129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29
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130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15 130.16
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation finance; establishing a budget for transportation;
appropriating money for transportation purposes, including Department of
Transportation, Metropolitan Council, and Department of Public Safety activities;
modifying various provisions governing transportation policy and finance;
allocating certain sales and use tax revenue; establishing accounts; requiring reports;
making technical changes; authorizing sale and issuance of state bonds;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 15A.0815, subdivision 3; 53C.01, subdivision
2; 85.016; 116.03, by adding a subdivision; 117.189; 160.02, subdivision 27, by
adding subdivisions; 160.18, by adding a subdivision; 160.262, subdivisions 1, 3,
4; 160.266, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, by adding subdivisions; 161.04, subdivision 5;
161.081, subdivision 3; 161.088, subdivisions 4, 5, 7; 161.115, subdivision 190;
161.14, by adding subdivisions; 161.21, subdivision 1; 161.321, subdivision 6;
161.38, by adding a subdivision; 161.44, subdivisions 5, 6a, by adding a
subdivision; 168.013, subdivision 1a, by adding a subdivision; 168.021,
subdivisions 1, 2, 2a; 168.27, by adding a subdivision; 168.33, subdivision 2;
168A.09, subdivision 1; 168A.141; 168A.142; 169.011, subdivision 34, by adding
a subdivision; 169.14, by adding a subdivision; 169.18, subdivisions 5, 7; 169.345,
subdivisions 1, 3; 169.442, subdivision 5; 169.443, subdivision 2; 169.444,
subdivision 2; 169.449, subdivision 1; 169.4501, subdivisions 1, 2; 169.4503,
subdivisions 4, 7, 14, 23, 30; 169.64, subdivision 8; 169.80, subdivision 1; 169.829,
by adding a subdivision; 169.865, subdivision 3; 169.871, subdivision 1; 171.02,
subdivision 2b; 171.06, subdivision 2a; 171.061, subdivision 3; 171.12, subdivision
6; 173.02, subdivisions 18, 23, by adding subdivisions; 173.06, subdivision 1;
173.07, subdivision 1; 173.08, by adding subdivisions; 173.13, subdivision 11;
173.16, by adding subdivisions; 174.03, subdivisions 1a, 1c; 174.50, subdivisions
5, 6b, 6c, 7; 174.56, by adding a subdivision; 174.93; 221.031, by adding a
subdivision; 222.49; 222.50, subdivision 6; 256B.15, subdivision 1a; 297A.815,
subdivision 3; 297A.94; 297A.992, by adding a subdivision; 297B.01, subdivision
16; 299D.03, subdivision 6; 398A.10, subdivisions 3, 4; 473.121, subdivision 2;
473.123; 473.146, subdivisions 3, 4; 473.388, subdivision 4; 473.39, by adding a
subdivision; 473.3994, by adding a subdivision; 473.4051, subdivision 2; 473.857,
subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 160;
168; 168A; 169; 173; 174; 219; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections
160.262, subdivision 2; 160.265; 160.266, subdivisions 1, 2; 161.115, subdivision
32; 165.15, subdivision 8; 169.4502, subdivision 5; 219.375, subdivision 4; Laws
1994, chapter 628, article 1, section 8; Minnesota Rules, parts 8810.0800, subpart
3; 8810.1300, subpart 4; 8810.6000; 8810.6100; 8810.6300; 8810.6400; 8810.6500;
8810.6600; 8810.6700; 8810.6800; 8810.6900; 8810.7000; 8810.9910; 8810.9911;
8810.9912; 8810.9913.

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

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginTRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the trunk highway
fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
Amounts for "Total Appropriation" and sums shown in the corresponding columns marked
"Appropriations by Fund" are summary only and do not have legal effect. Unless specified
otherwise, the amounts in the second year under "Appropriations by Fund" show the base
within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, subdivision 3, by fund. The
figures "2018" and "2019" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them
are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively. "The
first year" is fiscal year 2018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium" is
fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,990,529,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,912,541,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 23,458,000
new text end
new text begin 38,358,000
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 34,812,000
new text end
new text begin 21,909,000
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 775,251,000
new text end
new text begin 802,819,000
new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S.
new text end
new text begin 194,122,000
new text end
new text begin 201,020,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,960,386,000
new text end
new text begin 1,848,435,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are to the
commissioner of transportation. The amounts
that may be spent for each purpose are
specified in the following subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Multimodal Systems
new text end

new text begin (a) Aeronautics
new text end

new text begin (1) Airport Development and Assistance
new text end
new text begin 26,001,000
new text end
new text begin 16,598,000
new text end

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

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
available for five years after the year of the
appropriation. If the appropriation for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin $6,619,000 in the first year is for a grant to
the Duluth Airport Authority to provide the
federal match to design and construct runway
infrastructure at the Duluth International
Airport or the Sky Harbor Airport in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
360.017. For the purposes of this
appropriation, the commissioner may waive
the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
section 360.305, subdivision 4, paragraph (b).
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $2,334,000 in the first year is for a grant to
the city of Rochester to design, rehabilitate,
demolish, and expand portions of the existing
passenger terminal building at the Rochester
International Airport, provided that this
amount also includes money to remodel,
construct, furnish, and equip the existing
passenger terminal building and associated
appurtenances to meet the United States
Customs and Border Protection and
Transportation Security Administration
standards for safety, security, and processing
time to accommodate domestic and
international flights. The capital improvements
paid for with this appropriation may be used
as the local contribution required by
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4. This appropriation may be used
to reimburse the city for costs incurred after
May 1, 2016. This appropriation is not
available until the commissioner of
management and budget has determined that
at least an equal amount has been committed
to the project from nonstate sources. Work
that may be completed with this appropriation
includes but is not limited to (i) site
preparation, including utilities, site civil work,
testing, and construction administration
services, (ii) the relocation, modification, and
addition of airline ticket counters, baggage
claim devices, public spaces, offices,
restrooms, support space, break rooms,
lockers, equipment storage, communications,
hallways, building signage, medical visitor
rooms, special needs accommodations, hold
rooms, secure storage, equipment maintenance
area, and building engineering and technology
systems, (iii) improvements needed outside
the terminal to remove, restore, and tie into
adjacent utilities, sidewalks, driveways,
parking lots, and aircraft aprons, and (iv) the
construction of covered exterior equipment
storage. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
360.017, $250,000 in the first year is for a
grant to the city of St. Cloud for an air
transport optimization planning study for the
St. Cloud Regional Airport. The study must
be comprehensive and market-based, using
economic development and air service
expertise to research, analyze, and develop
models and strategies that maximize the return
on investments made to enhance the use and
impact of the St. Cloud Regional Airport. By
January 5, 2018, the city of St. Cloud shall
submit a report to the governor and the
members and staff of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over capital
investment, transportation, and economic
development with recommendations based on
the findings of the study. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the state
airports fund following the appropriations
made in this article and that the appropriations
made are insufficient for advancing airport
development and assistance projects, an
amount necessary to advance the projects, not
to exceed the balance in the state airports fund,
is appropriated in each year to the
commissioner and must be spent according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4. Within two weeks of a
determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation must notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs,
ranking minority members, and staff of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning the funds
appropriated. Funds appropriated under this
contingent appropriation do not adjust the base
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin The base is $15,298,000 in each of fiscal years
2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin (2) Aviation Support and Services
new text end
new text begin 6,710,000
new text end
new text begin 6,854,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin Airports
new text end
new text begin 5,231,000
new text end
new text begin 5,231,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 1,479,000
new text end
new text begin 1,623,000
new text end
new text begin (3) Civil Air Patrol
new text end
new text begin 3,580,000
new text end
new text begin 80,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
new text end

new text begin $3,500,000 in the first year is for a grant to
renovate a portion of and construct an addition
to the training and maintenance facility located
at the South St. Paul airport, and to furnish
and equip the facility, including
communications equipment. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28,
subdivision 6, this appropriation is available
for five years after the year of the
appropriation. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Transit
new text end
new text begin 1,241,000
new text end
new text begin 18,268,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 395,000
new text end
new text begin 17,395,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 846,000
new text end
new text begin 873,000
new text end

new text begin $150,000 in each year is from the general fund
for grants to transportation management
organizations that provide services exclusively
or primarily in the city located along the
marked Interstate Highway 494 corridor
having the highest population as of the
effective date of this section. The
commissioner must not retain any portion of
the funds appropriated under this section.
From the appropriation in each fiscal year, the
commissioner must make grant payments in
full by July 31. Permissible uses of funds
under this grant 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.
new text end

new text begin The base from the general fund is $17,245,000
in each year for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin (c) Safe Routes to School
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end

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

new text begin (d) Freight
new text end

new text begin (1) Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations
new text end
new text begin 9,356,000
new text end
new text begin 5,928,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,506,000
new text end
new text begin 406,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,350,000
new text end
new text begin 5,522,000
new text end

new text begin $1,100,000 in the first year is from the general
fund for port development assistance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 457A, to
the city of Red Wing and to the Port Authority
of Winona. Any improvements made with the
proceeds of the grants must be publicly owned.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin $150,000 in each year is from the general fund
for additional rail safety and rail service
activities.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year is from the rail
service improvement account in the special
revenue fund for a grant to the city of Grand
Rapids to fund rail planning studies, design,
and preliminary engineering relating to the
construction of a freight rail line located in the
counties of Itasca, St. Louis, and Lake to serve
local producers and shippers. The city of
Grand Rapids shall collaborate with the Itasca
Economic Development Corporation and the
Itasca County Regional Railroad Authority in
the activities funded with the proceeds of this
grant. This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 in the first year is from the rail
service improvement account in the special
revenue fund for a grant to a railroad company
classified by federal law as a Class III railroad
or Class III carrier, to repair or rehabilitate a
line of railroad track that serves at least one
industrial park located in the metropolitan
area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2019.
new text end

new text begin (2) Hazardous Materials Rail Safety
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for the hazardous materials rail safety program
and grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
219.016. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Roads
new text end

new text begin (a) Operations and Maintenance
new text end
new text begin 344,325,000
new text end
new text begin 332,313,000
new text end

new text begin The base is $324,256,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $322,674,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (b) Program Planning and Delivery
new text end
new text begin (1) Planning and Research
new text end
new text begin 34,588,000
new text end
new text begin 32,643,000
new text end

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

new text begin Up to $160,000 in the first year is for the
highway construction costs and cost inflation
study under article 3, section 137. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $130,000 in each year is available for
administrative costs of the targeted group
business program.
new text end

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

new text begin $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:
new text end

new text begin (1) to regional development commissions;
new text end

new text begin (2) in regions where no regional development
commission is functioning, to joint powers
boards established under agreement of two or
more political subdivisions in the region to
exercise the planning functions of a regional
development commission; and
new text end

new text begin (3) in regions where no regional development
commission or joint powers board is
functioning, to the Department of
Transportation district office for that region.
new text end

new text begin The base is $31,972,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $31,840,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (2) Program Delivery
new text end
new text begin 231,855,000
new text end
new text begin 224,764,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes use of consultants
to support development and management of
projects.
new text end

new text begin Up to $140,000 in the first year is for
development, implementation, and reporting
on project selection policy under article 3,
section 128. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $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.
new text end

new text begin The base is $219,393,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $218,338,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (c) State Road Construction
new text end
new text begin 1,012,315,000
new text end
new text begin 891,055,000
new text end

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

new text begin This appropriation includes federal highway
aid.
new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

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

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

new text begin The base is $871,586,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $867,763,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (d) Corridors of Commerce
new text end
new text begin 25,000,000
new text end
new text begin 25,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the corridors of
commerce program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.088.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount each year for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin (e) Highway Debt Service
new text end
new text begin 225,536,000
new text end
new text begin 253,625,000
new text end

new text begin $216,036,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
$244,125,000 in fiscal year 2019 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 must transfer the deficiency amount
under the statutory open appropriation and
notify the chairs, ranking minority members,
and staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance and
the chairs of the senate Finance Committee
and the house of representatives Ways and
Means Committee of the amount of the
deficiency. Any excess appropriation cancels
to the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) Statewide Radio Communications
new text end
new text begin 5,648,000
new text end
new text begin 5,829,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 5,645,000
new text end
new text begin 5,826,000
new text end

new text begin $3,000 in each year is from the general fund
to equip and operate the Roosevelt signal
tower for Lake of the Woods weather
broadcasting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Local Roads
new text end

new text begin (a) County State-Aid Roads
new text end
new text begin 782,251,000
new text end
new text begin 809,819,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H.
new text end
new text begin 775,251,000
new text end
new text begin 802,819,000
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 7,000,000
new text end
new text begin 7,000,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriation from the county state-aid
highway fund is under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 161.081 and 297A.815, subdivision
3, and chapter 162, and is available until June
30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 in each year is from the general
fund for distribution to counties in the
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 4, for
construction, reconstruction, and maintenance
of county highways, including county state-aid
highways. The distribution must be calculated
so that each county receives from this amount
the percentage that its population, as defined
in Minnesota Statutes, 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 rider. For
purposes of this rider, the population of each
county containing a statutory or home rule
charter city of the first class is calculated at
0.25 multiplied by that county's population as
otherwise determined. All projects must be
located outside cities of the first class. This is
a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in each year is from the general
fund for town roads, to be distributed in the
manner provided under Minnesota Statutes,
section 162.081. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin 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, ranking minority members, and
staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance
concerning funds appropriated. The
commissioner shall identify in the next budget
submission to the legislature under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.11, any amount that is
appropriated under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (b) Municipal State-Aid Roads
new text end
new text begin 194,122,000
new text end
new text begin 201,020,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the municipal
state-aid street fund under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 162, and is available until June 30,
2027.
new text end

new text begin 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,
ranking minority members, and staff of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning funds
appropriated. The commissioner shall identify
in the next budget submission to the legislature
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, any
amount that is appropriated under this
paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c) Small Cities Assistance
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for the small cities assistance program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 162.145. This is
a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Agency Management
new text end

new text begin (a) Agency Services
new text end
new text begin 44,316,000
new text end
new text begin 45,206,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Buildings
new text end
new text begin 28,585,000
new text end
new text begin 29,439,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin 54,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 28,531,000
new text end
new text begin 29,385,000
new text end

new text begin Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for building construction for
any fiscal year before the first year is available
to the commissioner 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.
new text end

new text begin (c) Tort Claims
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin (a) With the approval of the commissioner of
management and budget, the commissioner
of transportation may transfer unencumbered
balances among the appropriations from the
trunk highway fund and the state airports fund
made in this section. Transfers under this
paragraph must not be made:
new text end

new text begin (1) between funds;
new text end

new text begin (2) from the appropriations for state road
construction or debt service; or
new text end

new text begin (3) from the appropriations for operations and
maintenance or program delivery, except for
a transfer to state road construction or debt
service.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must
immediately report transfers under paragraph
(a) to the chairs, ranking minority members,
and staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance. The
authority for the commissioner of
transportation to make transfers under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.285, is
superseded by the authority and requirements
under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of transportation must
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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Previous State Road Construction
Appropriations
new text end

new text begin Any money appropriated to the commissioner
of transportation for state road construction
for any fiscal year before the first year 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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Contingent Appropriations
new text end

new text begin 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:
new text end

new text begin (1) for trunk highway design, construction, or
inspection that takes advantage of an
unanticipated receipt of income to the trunk
highway fund or federal advanced construction
funding;
new text end

new text begin (2) for emergency trunk highway maintenance;
or
new text end

new text begin (3) to pay tort or environmental claims.
new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Requirements for Certain Legal
Activities
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation is
prohibited from permitting legal counsel
employed by the Department of Transportation
to perform activities related to response to a
data practices request of the department under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13, and the
commissioner must enter into an agreement
with the attorney general for exclusive services
regarding these activities.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 116,046,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 114,820,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for transit system operations under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year is for financial
assistance to replacement service providers
under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388,
for the purposes of the suburb-to-suburb transit
demonstration project authorized under Laws
2015, chapter 75, article 1, section 4. The
council must not retain any portion of the
funds under this appropriation. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Up to $226,000 in the first year is for the
comprehensive transit finance report under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.93. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available in the
second year.
new text end

new text begin The base is $89,820,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $89,820,000 in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 199,838,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 199,407,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 19,971,000
new text end
new text begin 14,381,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 63,945,000
new text end
new text begin 65,087,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 10,474,000
new text end
new text begin 10,486,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 105,448,000
new text end
new text begin 109,453,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are to the
commissioner of public safety. The amounts
that may be spent for each purpose are
specified in the following subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Administration and Related Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Office of Communications
new text end
new text begin 553,000
new text end
new text begin 573,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 127,000
new text end
new text begin 130,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 426,000
new text end
new text begin 443,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Public Safety Support
new text end
new text begin 6,372,000
new text end
new text begin 6,569,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,225,000
new text end
new text begin 1,235,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end
new text begin 1,366,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 3,781,000
new text end
new text begin 3,968,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Public Safety Officer Survivor Benefits
new text end
new text begin 640,000
new text end
new text begin 640,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for payment of public safety officer survivor
benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section
299A.44.
new text end

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

new text begin (d) Public Safety Officer Reimbursements
new text end
new text begin 1,367,000
new text end
new text begin 1,367,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation 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.
new text end

new text begin (e) Soft Body Armor Reimbursements
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for soft body armor
reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299A.38.
new text end

new text begin (f) Technology and Support Service
new text end
new text begin 3,777,000
new text end
new text begin 3,814,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,353,000
new text end
new text begin 1,365,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end
new text begin 19,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 2,405,000
new text end
new text begin 2,430,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Patrol
new text end

new text begin (a) Patrolling Highways
new text end
new text begin 95,689,000
new text end
new text begin 93,323,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 5,787,000
new text end
new text begin 37,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end
new text begin 92,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 89,810,000
new text end
new text begin 93,194,000
new text end

new text begin $5,750,000 from the general fund in the first
year is to purchase a helicopter for the State
Patrol. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin From this appropriation, State Patrol trainee
salaries as provided under Minnesota Statutes,
section 299D.03, subdivision 6, must be
provided as follows: (1) for trainees in the Law
Enforcement Training Opportunity program,
80 percent of the basic salary for patrol
officers; and (2) for all other trainees, 100
percent of the basic salary.
new text end

new text begin (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
new text end
new text begin 8,455,000
new text end
new text begin 8,826,000
new text end
new text begin (c) Capitol Security
new text end
new text begin 8,402,000
new text end
new text begin 8,537,000
new text end

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

new text begin The commissioner must not:
new text end

new text begin (1) spend any money from the trunk highway
fund for capitol security; or
new text end

new text begin (2) permanently transfer any state trooper from
the patrolling highways activity to capitol
security.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must not transfer any
money appropriated to the commissioner under
this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) to capitol security; or
new text end

new text begin (2) from capitol security.
new text end

new text begin (d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
new text end
new text begin 761,000
new text end
new text begin 773,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the highway user
tax distribution fund.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is to investigate:
new text end

new text begin (1) registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
liabilities from individuals and businesses that
currently do not pay all taxes owed; and
new text end

new text begin (2) illegal or improper activity related to the
sale, transfer, titling, and registration of motor
vehicles.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Driver and Vehicle Services
new text end

new text begin (a) Vehicle Services
new text end
new text begin 30,745,000
new text end
new text begin 31,159,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 22,509,000
new text end
new text begin 22,923,000
new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D.
new text end
new text begin 8,236,000
new text end
new text begin 8,236,000
new text end

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

new text begin (b) Driver Services
new text end
new text begin 32,014,000
new text end
new text begin 32,725,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the driver services
operating account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin $156,000 in each year is to maintain the
automated knowledge test system.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Licensing and Registration System
(MNLARS)
new text end
new text begin 8,000,000
new text end
new text begin 8,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for operations and
maintenance of the driver and vehicle
information system known as the Minnesota
Licensing and Registration System.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year and $5,265,000 in
the second year are from the driver services
operating account in the special revenue fund.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $7,000,000 in the first year and $2,735,000 in
the second year are from the vehicle services
operating account in the special revenue fund.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Traffic Safety
new text end

new text begin 941,000
new text end
new text begin 962,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 470,000
new text end
new text begin 470,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 471,000
new text end
new text begin 492,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriation from the general fund in
each year is for maintenance of the crash
record system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Pipeline Safety
new text end

new text begin 1,422,000
new text end
new text begin 1,439,000
new text end

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

Sec. 5. new text beginMINNESOTA RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT TRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin $3,500,000 in fiscal year 2018 is transferred from the general fund to the rail service
improvement account in the special revenue fund. This is a onetime transfer.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATION CANCELLATION.
new text end

new text begin $1,100,000 of the appropriation for port development assistance under Laws 2015,
chapter 75, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, paragraph (e), is canceled to the general fund
on June 30, 2017.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS BUDGET.
new text end

new text begin (a) In the budget submission to the legislature under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11,
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the commissioner of transportation, and the commissioner
of public safety with respect to the transportation portion of the public safety budget, must
present budget narratives and proposed appropriations for each appropriation established
in sections 2 and 4.
new text end

new text begin (b) In the budget submission to the legislature under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11,
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the metropolitan council must present budget narratives and
the proposed appropriations, if any, for each of the following categories: metro mobility,
contracted bus service, regular route bus service, light rail transit, commuter rail,
transportation planning, and allocation to the regional administration.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

TRANSPORTATION BONDS

Section 1. new text beginBOND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY
new text end
new text begin Department of Transportation
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,000,000
new text end
new text begin Department of Management and Budget
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,600,000
new text end
new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Corridors of Commerce
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 300,000,000
new text end

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

new text begin The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount each year for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State Road Construction
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 300,000,000
new text end

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

new text begin This appropriation is available in fiscal year
2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Cancellations
new text end

new text begin 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 or 2, and not as
the date of enactment of this section.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

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

new text begin 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 available in the amount
of $300,000 in each of fiscal years 2018 and
2019.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

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

Sec. 5. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective July 1, 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15A.0815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Group II salary limits.

The salary for a position listed in this subdivision shall
not exceed 120 percent of the salary of the governor. This limit must be adjusted annually
on January 1. The new limit must equal the limit for the prior year increased by the percentage
increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers from October of the
second prior year to October of the immediately prior year. The commissioner of management
and budget must publish the limit on the department's Web site. This subdivision applies
to the following positions:

Executive director of Gambling Control Board;

Commissioner, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board;

Commissioner, Bureau of Mediation Services;

Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities;

deleted text begin Chair, Metropolitan Council;
deleted text end

School trust lands director;

Executive director of pari-mutuel racing; and

Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2019, and applies in the
counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 53C.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Cash sale price.

"Cash sale price" means the price at which the seller would
in good faith sell to the buyer, and the buyer would in good faith buy from the seller, the
motor vehicle which is the subject matter of the retail installment contract, if such sale were
a sale for cash, instead of a retail installment sale. The cash sale price may include any taxes,
charges for delivery, servicing, repairing, or improving the motor vehicle, including
accessories and their installation, and any other charges agreed upon between the parties.
The cash price may deleted text beginnotdeleted text end include a documentary fee or document administration fee deleted text beginin excess
of $75 for services actually rendered to, for, or on behalf of, the retail buyer in preparing,
handling, and processing documents relating to the motor vehicle and the closing of the
retail sale
deleted text endnew text begin authorized under section 168.27, subdivision 31new text end. deleted text begin"Documentary fee" and "document
administration fee" do not include an optional electronic transfer fee as defined under
subdivision 14.
deleted text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 85.016, is amended to read:


85.016 BICYCLE TRAIL PROGRAM.

The commissioner of natural resources deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endestablish a program for the development
of bicycle trails utilizing the state trails authorized by section 85.015, other state parks and
recreation land, and state forests. "Bicycle trail," as used in this section, has the meaning
given in section 169.011. The program deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe coordinated with the local park trail
grant program established by the commissioner pursuant to section 85.019, with the deleted text beginbikeway
program
deleted text endnew text begin state bicycle routesnew text end established by the commissioner of transportation pursuant to
section deleted text begin160.265deleted text endnew text begin 160.266new text end, and with existing and proposed local bikeways. In the metropolitan
area as defined in section 473.121, the program deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe developed in accordance with
plans and priorities established by the Metropolitan Council. The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust
new text end provide technical assistance to local units of government in planning and developing bicycle
trails in local parks. The bicycle trail program deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end, as a minimum, describe the
location, design, construction, maintenance, and land acquisition needs of each component
trail deleted text beginand shall give due consideration to the model standards for the establishment of
recreational vehicle lanes promulgated by the commissioner of transportation pursuant to
section 160.262
deleted text end. The program deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe developed after consultation with the state trail
council and regional and local units of government and bicyclist organizations.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Clean Air Act settlement money. new text end

new text begin "Clean Air Act settlement money" means
money required to be paid to the state as a result of litigation or settlements of alleged
violations of the federal Clean Air Act, United States Code, title 42, section 7401, et seq.,
or rules adopted thereunder, by an automobile manufacturer. The commissioner of
management and budget must establish the Clean Air Act settlement account in the
environmental fund. Notwithstanding sections 16A.013 to 16A.016, the commissioner of
management and budget must deposit Clean Air Act settlement money into the Clean Air
Act settlement account. Clean Air Act settlement money must not be spent until it is
specifically appropriated by law. The commissioner of management and budget must
eliminate the Clean Air Act settlement account in the environmental fund after all Clean
Air Act settlement money has been expended.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 117.189, is amended to read:


117.189 PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION EXCEPTIONS.

new text begin (a) new text endSections 117.031; 117.036; 117.055, subdivision 2, paragraph (b); 117.186; 117.187;
117.188; and 117.52, subdivisions 1a and 4, do not apply to the use of eminent domain
authority by public service corporations for any purpose other than construction or expansion
of:

(1) a high-voltage transmission line of 100 kilovolts or more, or ancillary substations;
deleted text begin or
deleted text end

(2) a natural gas, petroleum, or petroleum products pipeline, or ancillary compressor
stations or pumping stationsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a light rail transit or bus rapid transit line.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endFor purposes of an award of appraisal fees under section 117.085, the fees awarded
may not exceed $1,500 for all types of property except for a public service corporation's
use of eminent domain fornew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a high-voltage transmission line, where the award may not exceed $3,000new text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a light rail transit or bus rapid transit line, where the award shall be as provided in
section 117.085
new text end.

new text begin (c) new text endFor purposes of this section, "pipeline" does not include a natural gas distribution
line transporting gas to an end user.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Bikeway. new text end

new text begin "Bikeway" means a bicycle lane, bicycle path, shared use path,
bicycle route, or similar bicycle facility, regardless of whether designed for the exclusive
use of bicycles or for shared use with other transportation modes.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.02, subdivision 27, is amended to read:


Subd. 27.

Roadway; bicycle lane; bicycle route; bicycle pathdeleted text begin; bikewaydeleted text end.

The terms
"roadway," "bicycle lane," "bicycle route," new text beginand new text end"bicycle pathdeleted text begin,deleted text end" deleted text beginand "bikeway"deleted text end have the
meanings given in section 169.011.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 27a. new text end

new text begin Shared use path. new text end

new text begin "Shared use path" means a bicycle facility that is (1)
physically separated from motorized vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier, (2) located
within either the highway right-of-way or an independent right-of-way, and (3) available
for use by other nonmotorized users.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.18, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway appeal process. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner denies or revokes a trunk
highway access permit, the property owner or occupant must be notified of the denial or
revocation in writing within ten days of the denial or revocation. Within 30 days of receiving
the notice of denial or revocation, the property owner or occupant may appeal the
commissioner's action in a contested case proceeding under chapter 14. Notwithstanding
section 14.61, the report or order of the administrative law judge constitutes the final decision.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.262, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginModel standardsdeleted text endnew text begin Bikeways; powers and duties; design guidelinesnew text end.

new text begin (a) new text endThe legislature determines that it is in the interests of the public health, safety and welfare,
to provide for the addition of deleted text beginbicycle and recreational vehicle lanesdeleted text endnew text begin bikewaysnew text end to proposed
and existing public highways. deleted text beginThe commissioner of transportation shall adopt, in the manner
provided in chapter 14, model standards for the establishment of recreational vehicle lanes
on and along proposed and existing public highways. The model standards shall include
but not be limited to the following: (a) criteria for desirability of a lane in any given location,
(b) provision for maintenance of the lanes, and (c) the placement of the lanes in relation to
roads. The model standards shall govern state trunk highways.
deleted text endnew text begin The commissioner of
transportation is authorized to plan, design, establish, and maintain bikeways on the
right-of-way of any trunk highway. The commissioner is responsible for the design and
construction of all bikeway projects within the right-of-way of any trunk highway. The
commissioner must consider the development of bikeways during the planning, design,
construction, reconstruction, or improvement of any trunk highway, or allow the
establishment of such bikeways within trunk highway right-of-way.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must maintain bikeway design guidelines consistent with the state
transportation goals in section 174.01.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must compile and maintain a map of bikeways in the state and
must publish and distribute the map's information at least once every two years in a form
and manner suitable to assist persons wishing to use the bikeways.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner must maintain bikeways within the limits of trunk highway
right-of-way unless a written agreement or limited use permit provides otherwise.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.262, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Cooperation among agencies and governments.

The deleted text beginfollowingdeleted text end departments
and agencies deleted text beginshall cooperate in providingdeleted text endnew text begin on the nonmotorized transportation advisory
committee identified in section 174.37 must provide
new text end information and advice for deleted text beginamendments
to the model standards
deleted text endnew text begin the bikeway design guidelines maintainednew text end by the commissioner of
transportationdeleted text begin: the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Natural Resources,
Commerce, and Employment and Economic Development, and the Board of Water and Soil
Resources
deleted text end. The commissioner may cooperate with and enter into agreements with the United
States government, any department of the state of Minnesota, any unit of local government
deleted text begin anddeleted text endnew text begin, any tribal government, ornew text end any public or private corporation in order to effect the purposes
of this section.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.262, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Design-build bridges for nonmotorized vehicles.

For streets and highways,
the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endallow for the acceptance of performance-specification bids,
made by the lowest responsible bidder, for constructing design-build bridges for deleted text beginbicycle
paths, bicycle trails,
deleted text endnew text begin bikewaysnew text end and pedestrian facilities that are:

(1) designed and used primarily for nonmotorized transportation, but may allow for
motorized wheelchairs, golf carts, necessary maintenance vehicles and, when otherwise
permitted by law, rule, or ordinance, snowmobiles; and

(2) located apart from any road or highway or protected by barriers, provided that a
design-built bridge may cross over and above a road or highway.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.266, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin State bicycle route; definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, "state bicycle
route" means a linear series of one or more roads or bikeways that is designated for bicycle
travel, regardless of whether for exclusive use by bicycles or shared use with other modes
of transportation.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.266, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin State bicycle routes. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation must identify state
bicycle routes primarily on existing road right-of-way and trails. State bicycle routes must
be identified in cooperation with road and trail authorities, including the commissioner of
natural resources, and with the advice of the advisory committee on nonmotorized
transportation under section 174.37. In a metropolitan area, state bicycle routes must be
identified in coordination with the plans and priorities established by metropolitan planning
organizations, as defined in United States Code, title 23, section 134.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.266, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Connections with other bikeways.

(a) The commissioner, in cooperation with
road and trail authorities including the commissioner of natural resources, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end:

(1) identify existing bikeways of regional significance that are in reasonable proximity
but not connected to the deleted text beginbikewaydeleted text endnew text begin state bicycle routesnew text end established deleted text beginindeleted text endnew text begin undernew text end this sectiondeleted text begin,
including but not limited to the Lake Wobegon Trail in the counties of Stearns and Todd
deleted text end;
and

(2) support development of linkages between deleted text beginbikeways identified under clause (1) and
the bikeway
deleted text endnew text begin state bicycle routesnew text end established deleted text beginindeleted text endnew text begin undernew text end this section.

(b) The requirements of this subdivision are a secondary priority for use of funds available
under this section following establishment and enhancement of deleted text beginthe bikewaydeleted text end new text beginstate bicycle
routes
new text end under deleted text beginsubdivision 1deleted text endnew text begin this sectionnew text end.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.266, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Cooperation with other entities.

The commissioner may contract and enter
into agreements with federal agencies, other state agencies, local governments, deleted text beginanddeleted text end new text begintribal
governments, or
new text end private entities to establish, develop, maintain, and operate deleted text beginthe bikewaydeleted text endnew text begin
state bicycle routes
new text end and to interpret associated natural and cultural resources.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.266, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Funding.

deleted text beginBicycledeleted text endnew text begin Shared usenew text end paths included within deleted text beginthe bikewaydeleted text endnew text begin state bicycle
routes
new text end and not administered by the commissioner of natural resources are eligible for funding
from the environment and natural resources trust fund under chapter 116P, from the parks
and trails grant program under section 85.535, from the local recreation grants program
under section 85.019, subdivision 4b, and from other sources.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 160.266, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Mississippi River Trail. new text end

new text begin The Mississippi River Trail bikeway must originate
at Itasca State Park in Clearwater, Beltrami, and Hubbard Counties, then generally parallel
the Mississippi River through the cities of Bemidji in Beltrami County, Grand Rapids in
Itasca County, Brainerd in Crow Wing County, Little Falls in Morrison County, Sauk Rapids
in Benton County, St. Cloud in Stearns County, Minneapolis in Hennepin County, St. Paul
in Ramsey County, Hastings in Dakota County, Red Wing in Goodhue County, Wabasha
in Wabasha County, Winona in Winona County, and La Crescent in Houston County to
Minnesota's boundary with Iowa and there terminate. Where opportunities exist, the bikeway
may be designated on both sides of the Mississippi River.
new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin [160.801] HIGHWAY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Sponsorship program. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner is authorized to establish
a program designed to encourage businesses, civic groups, or individuals to voluntarily
assist with the improvement and maintenance of real property comprising the trunk highway
system, including bicycle and pedestrian trails, roadside monuments, and historic sites.
new text end

new text begin (b) All support provided by volunteers or vendors must be carried out in a manner
consistent with construction and maintenance plans approved by the commissioner after
consultation with the volunteers.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may provide assistance to (1) enhance volunteer safety, and (2)
facilitate the implementation and administration of the sponsorship program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Agreements. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may enter into volunteer agreements with
businesses, civic groups, or individuals to support, maintain, and make improvements to
real property included in the trunk highway system. Agreements under this section are not
subject to section 161.32.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Support activities. new text end

new text begin (a) The volunteer support activities include but are not
limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) work to create, protect, and enhance pollinator habitat along highway rights-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (2) work to pick up litter along roadsides;
new text end

new text begin (3) work to install enhancements, including landscaping materials, on trunk highway
property;
new text end

new text begin (4) financial support provided to the department for specific roadside improvements;
new text end

new text begin (5) financial support consisting of the sponsor hiring a professional landscape contractor
to install vegetation, maintain landscape plantings, or pick up litter, or for other similar
activities along a selected area of highway right-of-way; or
new text end

new text begin (6) installation of features that enhance the aesthetics of trunk highway property or the
amenities available to highway users.
new text end

new text begin (b) All volunteer support activities must have prior commissioner approval.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Acknowledgment of sponsors. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may erect signs to publicly
recognize and express appreciation to businesses, civic groups, and individuals that provide
volunteer funding or services under the sponsorship program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Highway sponsorship program account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin Funds received
under this section must be deposited in the highway sponsorship program account, which
is created in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds as provided by law,
and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account.
Funds in the account are annually appropriated to the commissioner for the purpose specified
in the volunteer agreement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must not take action under this section that
would result in the loss of federal highway funds or require payment of highway funds to
the federal government.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.04, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Trunk highway emergency relief account.

(a) The trunk highway emergency
relief account is created in the trunk highway fund. Money in the account is appropriated
to the commissioner to be used to fund relief activities related to an emergency, as defined
in section 161.32, subdivision 3, or under section 12A.16, subdivision 1.

(b) Reimbursements by the Federal Highway Administration for emergency relief
payments made from the trunk highway emergency relief account must be credited to the
account. Notwithstanding section 16A.28, money in the account is available until spent. If
the balance of the account at the end of a fiscal year is greater than $10,000,000, the amount
above $10,000,000 must be canceled to the trunk highway fund.

deleted text begin (c) By September 1, 2012, and in every subsequent even-numbered year by September
1, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of
the senate and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction over transportation
policy and finance. The report must include the balance, as well as details of payments made
from and deposits made to the trunk highway emergency relief account since the last report.
deleted text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Flexible highway account; turnback accounts.

(a) The flexible highway
account is created in the state treasury. Money in the account deleted text beginshall be useddeleted text endnew text begin must be allocated
as follows
new text end:

(1) deleted text beginin fiscal years 2009 and 2010, 100 percent of the excess sum, as calculated in
paragraph (i), and in fiscal years 2011 and thereafter, 50
deleted text endnew text begin 16new text end percent of the deleted text beginexcess sum, as
calculated in paragraph (i),
deleted text endnew text begin amount available in the flexible highway accountnew text end for counties
in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4, deleted text beginbut for the purposes
of the calculation cities of the first class will be excluded in the metropolitan area
deleted text endnew text begin distributed
proportionally based on the most recent estimate of county population excluding the
population of any city of the first class
new text end; and

(2) of the amount available in the flexible highway account less the amount under clause
(1), as determined by the commissioner under this section for:

(i) restoration of former trunk highways that have reverted to counties or to statutory or
home rule charter cities, or for trunk highways that will be restored and subsequently turned
back by agreement between the commissioner and the local road authority;

(ii) safety improvements on county highways, municipal highways, streets, or town
roads; and

(iii) routes of regional significance.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "restoration" means the level of effort required to
improve the route that will be turned back to an acceptable condition as determined by
agreement made between the commissioner and the county or city before the route is turned
back.

(c) The commissioner shall review the need for funds to restore highways that have been
or will be turned back. The commissioner shall determine, on a biennial basis, the percentage
of funds in the flexible highway account to be distributed to each district, and within each
district the percentage to be used for each of the purposes specified in paragraph (a). Money
in the account may be used for safety improvements and routes of regional significance
only after money is set aside to restore the identified turnbacks. The commissioner shall
make these determinations only after meeting and holding discussions with committees
selected by the statewide associations of both county commissioners and municipal officials.
The commissioner shall, to the extent feasible, annually allocate 50 percent of the funds in
the flexible highway account to the department's metropolitan district, and 50 percent to
districts in greater Minnesota.

(d) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk highways that have reverted or
that will revert to cities must be deposited in the municipal turnback account, which is
created in the state treasury.

(e) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk highways that have reverted or
that will revert to counties must be deposited in the county turnback account, which is
created in the state treasury.

(f) Money that will be used for safety improvements must be deposited in the highway
safety improvement account, which is created in the state treasury to be used as grants to
statutory or home rule charter cities, towns, and counties to assist in paying the costs of
constructing or reconstructing city streets, county highways, or town roads to reduce crashes,
deaths, injuries, and property damage.

(g) Money that will be used for routes of regional significance must be deposited in the
routes of regional significance account, which is created in the state treasury, and used as
grants to statutory or home rule charter cities, towns, and counties to assist in paying the
costs of constructing or reconstructing city streets, county highways, or town roads with
statewide or regional significance that have not been fully funded through other state, federal,
or local funding sources.

(h) As part of each biennial budget submission to the legislature, the commissioner shall
describe how the money in the flexible highway account will be apportioned among the
county turnback account, the municipal turnback account, the trunk highway fund for routes
turned back to local governments by agreement, the highway safety improvement account,
and the routes of regional significance account.

deleted text begin (i) The excess sum is calculated as the sum of revenue within the flexible highway
account:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (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
;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (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
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) attributed to that portion of the motor vehicle sales tax revenue in excess of the
percentage allocated to the flexible highway account in fiscal year 2007.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (j) For purposes of this subdivision, the United States Consumer Price Index identified
in paragraph (i), clause (2), is for all urban consumers, United States city average, as
determined by the United States Department of Labor.
deleted text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.088, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Project eligibility.

(a) The deleted text begincommissioner shall establishdeleted text end eligibility requirements
for projects that can be funded under the programdeleted text begin. Eligibility must includedeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end:

(1) consistency with the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section 174.03;

(2) location of the project on an interregional corridor, for a project located outside of
the Department of Transportation metropolitan district;

(3) placement into at least one project classification under subdivision 3;

(4) deleted text begina maximumdeleted text endnew text begin project construction work will commence within three years, or a longernew text end
length of timedeleted text begin,deleted text end as determined by the commissionerdeleted text begin, until commencement of construction
work on the project
deleted text end; and

(5) for each type of project classification under subdivision 3, a maximum allowable
amount for the total project cost estimate, as determined by the commissioner with available
data.

(b) A project whose construction is programmed in the state transportation improvement
program is not eligible for funding under the program. This paragraph does not apply to a
project that is programmed as result of selection under this section.

(c) A project may be, but is not required to be, identified in the 20-year state highway
deleted text begin capitaldeleted text end investment plan under section 174.03.

new text begin (d) For each project, the commissioner must consider all of the eligibility requirements
under paragraph (a). The commissioner is prohibited from considering any eligibility
requirement not specified under paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.088, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Project selection process; criteria.

(a) The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endestablish
a process deleted text beginfor identification, evaluation, and selection ofdeleted text endnew text begin to identify, evaluate, and selectnew text end
projects under the program.new text begin The process must be consistent with the requirements of this
subdivision and must not include any additional evaluation criteria.
new text end

(b) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endannually accept
recommendations on candidate projects from area transportation partnerships and other
interested stakeholders in each Department of Transportation district. new text beginThe commissioner
must determine the eligibility
new text endfor each candidate project identified under this paragraphdeleted text begin,
the commissioner shall determine eligibility, classify, and if appropriate, evaluate the project
for the program
deleted text end.new text begin For each eligible project, the commissioner must classify and evaluate the
project for the program, using all of the criteria established under paragraph (c).
new text end

(c) deleted text beginProject evaluation and prioritization must be performed on the basis of objective
criteria, which must include
deleted text endnew text begin Projects must be evaluated using all of the following criterianew text end:

(1) a return on investment measure that provides for comparison across eligible projects;

(2) measurable impacts on commerce and economic competitiveness;

(3) efficiency in the movement of freight, including but not limited to:

(i) measures of annual average daily traffic and commercial vehicle miles traveled, which
may include data near the project location on that trunk highway or on connecting trunk
and local highways; and

(ii) measures of congestion or travel time reliability, which may be within or near the
project limits, or both;

(4) improvements to traffic safety;

(5) connections to regional trade centers, local highway systems, and other transportation
modes;

(6) the extent to which the project addresses multiple transportation system policy
objectives and principles; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(7) support and consensus for the project among members of the surrounding communitynew text begin;
and
new text end

new text begin (8) regional balance throughout the statenew text end.

(d) new text beginThe list of all projects evaluated must be made public and must include the score of
each project.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endAs part of the project selection process, the commissioner may divide funding to be
separately available among projects within each classification under subdivision 3, and may
apply separate or modified criteria among those projects falling within each classification.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.088, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Legislative report; evaluation.

(a) deleted text beginStarting in 2014,deleted text end Annually by November
1, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end electronically submit a report on the corridors of commerce
program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must include:

(1) a summary of the program, including a review of deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end project selection processnew text begin details that address program design and implementation,
decision-making procedures
new text end, new text beginand new text endeligibility deleted text beginand criteria,deleted text endnew text begin evaluation;
new text end

new text begin (ii) criteria measurement methodologies and criteria weighting used in project selection;
and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the policy that provides the weight given each criterion;
new text end

new text begin (2) a summary of program finance, includingnew text end funds expended in the previous selection
cycle,new text begin any future operating costs assigned under subdivision 6,new text end and total funds expended
since program inception;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end a deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin listnew text end of projects funded under the program in the previous selection cycle,
including:

(i) project classification;

(ii) a breakdown of project costs and funding sources;new text begin and
new text end

(iii) deleted text beginany future operating costs assigned under subdivision 6; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv)deleted text end a briefnew text begin projectnew text end description that is comprehensible to a lay audience;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin comprehensive listnew text end ofnew text begin evaluated projects andnew text end candidate project
recommendationsnew text begin asnew text end required under subdivision 5, paragraph (b), deleted text beginincludingdeleted text endnew text begin that identifies
for each
new text end projectnew text begin: eligibility,new text end classificationnew text begin, evaluation results for each criterion, score,new text end and
disposition in the selection process; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end any recommendations for changes to statutory requirements of the program.

(b) deleted text beginStarting in 2016, anddeleted text end In every even-numbered year deleted text beginthereafterdeleted text end, the commissioner
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end incorporate into the report the results of an independent evaluation of impacts
and effectiveness of the program. The evaluation must be performed by agency staff or a
consultant. The individual or individuals performing the evaluation must have experience
in program evaluation, but must not be regularly involved in the program's implementation.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a report is not required in a year in which:
new text end

new text begin (1) no project selection was completed during the preceding 12 months; and
new text end

new text begin (2) an evaluation under paragraph (b) is not due.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.115, subdivision 190, is amended to read:


Subd. 190.

Route No. 259.

Beginning at a point on Statutory Route No. 100, at or near
Henderson; thence extending in a general southeasterly direction to a point deleted text beginon Statutory
Route No. 123,
deleted text end at or near Le Sueur.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the commissioner of
transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the commissioner of transportation
and the governing body of Le Sueur County to transfer jurisdiction of Legislative Route
No. 123 and after the commissioner notifies the revisor of statutes under section 145,
paragraph (b).
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 83. new text end

new text begin Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway. new text end

new text begin That segment of marked Trunk Highway
65 from Isanti County State-Aid Highway 19, known as 305th Avenue NE, to the northerly
limit of Cambridge Township is designated as "Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway." Subject
to section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway
and erect appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 84. new text end

new text begin Medal of Honor Recipient Kenneth L. Olson Highway. new text end

new text begin That segment of
marked Trunk Highway 23 within the city of Paynesville and the town of Paynesville is
designated as "Medal of Honor Recipient Kenneth L. Olson Highway." Subject to section
161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway and erect
appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 85. new text end

new text begin Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp Bridge. new text end

new text begin The bridge on Dakota County State-Aid
Highway 46, known as Brandel Drive within the city of Coates, over marked U.S. Highway
52 is designated as "Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp Bridge." Subject to section 161.139, the
commissioner shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 86. new text end

new text begin Senator Jim Metzen Memorial Highway. new text end

new text begin That segment of marked U.S.
Highway 52 located within Dakota County is designated as "Senator Jim Metzen Memorial
Highway." Notwithstanding section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable design
to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.21, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Location and design of highways.

The commissioner may make or
cause to be made such studies and investigations as the commissioner deems necessary for
the purpose of determining the most advantageous location and design of trunk highways
from the standpoint of both present and future traffic needs, and in making such
determinations the commissioner may take into consideration the probable future
development of both urban and rural areas and the effect of such development on future
traffic needs as indicated by such studies and investigations and the location and design
with respect to deleted text beginrecreational vehicle lanedeleted text endnew text begin bikewaynew text end establishment.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.321, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Rules; eligibility.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The rules adopted by the commissioner of administration
to define small businesses and to set time and other eligibility requirements for participation
in programs under sections 16C.16 to 16C.19 apply to this section. The commissioner may
promulgate other rules necessary to carry out this section.

deleted text begin (b) In addition to other eligibility requirements, a small targeted group business or
veteran-owned small business is eligible for the bid preferences under this section only for
eight years following the latest of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) May 1, 2012;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) for a targeted group business, the date of initial certification by the commissioner of
administration, as provided under section 16C.19;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) for a veteran-owned small business, the date of initial certification by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs, as provided under section 16C.19, paragraph (d);
or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) for a veteran-owned small business, the release or discharge of any one of the owners
from military active service, as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5, lasting for a period
of 179 days or longer.
deleted text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.38, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Spending on trunk highway system. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must maintain
information on expenditures by local road authorities from local funding sources for trunk
highway system projects.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.44, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Conveyance to highest bidder in certain cases.

If the larger tract has been
platted into lots or divided into smaller tracts and the commissioner elects to proceed under
this subdivision, deleted text beginor ifdeleted text end the lands constituted an entire tract and the person from whom the
lands were acquired and the person's spouse are deceased, or deleted text beginifdeleted text end the offers as provided for
are not accepted and the amount of money not tendered within the time prescribed, the lands
may be sold and conveyed to thenew text begin owner of the land abutting upon the lands in the same
manner and under the same terms provided under subdivision 2, or the commissioner may
sell the lands to the
new text end highest responsible bidder upon three weeks' published notice of such
sale in a newspaper or other periodical of general circulation in the general area where the
lands are located. All bids may be rejected and new bids received upon like advertisement.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.44, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Services of licensed real estate broker.

If the lands deleted text beginremain unsold after being
offered for sale to the highest bidder
deleted text endnew text begin are withdrawn from sale under subdivision 6bnew text end, the
commissioner may retain the services of a licensed real estate broker to find a buyer. The
sale price may be negotiated by the broker, but must not be less than 90 percent of the
appraised market value as determined by the commissioner. The broker's fee must be
established by prior agreement between the commissioner and the broker, and must not
exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of $10,000 or more. The broker's fee must be
paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 161.44, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6b. new text end

new text begin Unsold lands. new text end

new text begin If lands remain unsold after being offered for sale to the highest
bidder, the commissioner may offer the remaining lands to any person who agrees to pay
the minimum bid established for the public sale. The sale must continue until all eligible
lands have been sold or the commissioner withdraws the remaining lands from sale. The
lands to be sold must be listed on the department's Unsold Property Inventory list.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.013, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Passenger automobile; hearse.

(a) On passenger automobiles as defined in
section 168.002, subdivision 24, and hearses, except as otherwise provided, the tax deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin
is
new text end $10 plus an additional tax equal to 1.25 percent of the base value.

(b) Subject to the classification provisions herein, "base value" means the manufacturer's
suggested retail price of the vehicle including destination charge using list price information
published by the manufacturer or determined by the registrar if no suggested retail price
exists, and shall not include the cost of each accessory or item of optional equipment
separately added to the vehicle and the suggested retail price.

(c) If the manufacturer's list price information contains a single vehicle identification
number followed by various descriptions and suggested retail prices, the registrar shall
select from those listings only the lowest price for determining base value.

(d) If unable to determine the base value because the vehicle is specially constructed,
or for any other reason, the registrar may establish such value upon the cost price to the
purchaser or owner as evidenced by a certificate of cost but not including Minnesota sales
or use tax or any local sales or other local tax.

(e) The registrar shall classify every vehicle in its proper base value class as follows:

FROM
TO
$
0
$ 199.99
$
200
$ 399.99

and thereafter a series of classes successively set in brackets having a spread of $200
consisting of such number of classes as will permit classification of all vehicles.

(f) The base value for purposes of this section shall be the middle point between the
extremes of its class.

(g) The registrar shall establish the base value, when new, of every passenger automobile
and hearse registered prior to the effective date of Extra Session Laws 1971, chapter 31,
using list price information published by the manufacturer or any nationally recognized
firm or association compiling such data for the automotive industry. If unable to ascertain
the base value of any registered vehicle in the foregoing manner, the registrar may use any
other available source or method. The registrar shall calculate tax using base value
information available to dealers and deputy registrars at the time the application for
registration is submitted. The tax on all previously registered vehicles shall be computed
upon the base value thus determined taking into account the depreciation provisions of
paragraph (h).

(h) The annual additional tax must be computed upon a percentage of the base value as
follows: during the first year of vehicle life, upon 100 percent of the base value; for the
second year, 90 percent of such value; for the third year, 80 percent of such value; for the
fourth year, 70 percent of such value; for the fifth year, 60 percent of such value; for the
sixth year, 50 percent of such value; for the seventh year, 40 percent of such value; for the
eighth year, 30 percent of such value; for the ninth year, 20 percent of such value; for the
tenth year, ten percent of such value; for the 11th and each succeeding year, the sum of $25.

(i) In no event shall the annual additional tax be less than $25.

(j) For any vehicle previously registered in Minnesotanew text begin and regardless of prior ownershipnew text end,
the deleted text beginannual additional taxdeleted text endnew text begin total amountnew text end due under this subdivision new text beginand subdivision 1m new text endmust
not exceed the smallestnew text begin totalnew text end amount deleted text beginof annual additional taxdeleted text end previously paid or due on the
vehicle.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment, and
applies to taxes payable for a registration period starting on or after January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.013, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1m. new text end

new text begin Electric vehicle. new text end

new text begin In addition to the tax under subdivision 1a, a surcharge of
$75 is imposed for an all-electric vehicle, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 1a.
Notwithstanding subdivision 8, revenue from the fee imposed under this subdivision must
be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment, and
applies to a registration period starting on or after January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Disability plates; application.

(a) When a motor vehicle registered under
section 168.017, a motorcycle, new text begina motorized bicycle, new text enda one-ton pickup truck, or a self-propelled
recreational vehicle is owned or primarily operated by a permanently physically disabled
person or a custodial parent or guardian of a permanently physically disabled deleted text beginminordeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end,
the owner may apply for and secure from the commissioner (1) immediately, a temporary
permit valid for 30 days if the applicant is eligible for the disability plates issued under this
section and (2) two disability plates with attached emblems, one plate to be attached to the
front, and one to the rear of the motor vehicle, truck, or recreational vehicle, or, in the case
of a motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized bicyclenew text end, one disability plate the same size as a regular
motorcycle plate.

(b) The commissioner shall not issue more than one plate to the owner of a motorcycle
new text begin or a motorized bicycle new text endand not more than one set of plates to any owner of another vehicle
described in paragraph (a) at the same time unless the state Council on Disability approves
the issuance of a second plate or set of plates to an owner.

(c) When the owner first applies for the disability plate or plates, the owner must submit
a medical statement in a format approved by the commissioner under section 169.345, or
proof of physical disability provided for in that section.

(d) No medical statement or proof of disability is required when an owner applies for a
plate or plates for one or more vehicles listed in paragraph (a) that are specially modified
for and used exclusively by permanently physically disabled persons.

(e) The owner of a vehicle listed in paragraph (a) may apply for and secure (i)
immediately, a permit valid for 30 days, if the applicant is eligible to receive the disability
plate or plates issued under this section, and (ii) a disability plate or plates for the vehicle
if:

(1) the owner employs a permanently physically disabled person who would qualify for
the disability plate or plates under this section; and

(2) the owner furnishes the motor vehicle to the physically disabled person for the
exclusive use of that person in the course of employment.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.021, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Plate design; furnished by commissioner.

The commissioner shall design
and furnish two disability plates, or one disability plate for a motorcycle new text beginor a motorized
bicycle
new text endthat is the same size as a regular motorcycle plate, with attached emblem or emblems
to an eligible owner. The emblem must bear the internationally accepted wheelchair symbol,
as designated in section 326B.106, subdivision 9, approximately three inches square. The
emblem must be large enough to be visible plainly from a distance of 50 feet. An applicant
eligible for a disability plate or plates shall pay the motor vehicle registration fee authorized
by sections 168.013 and 168.09.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.021, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Plate transfer.

(a) When ownership of a vehicle described in subdivision 1,
is transferred, the owner of the vehicle shall remove the disability plate or plates. The buyer
of the motor vehicle is entitled to receive a regular plate or plates for the vehicle without
further cost for the remainder of the registration period.

(b) Notwithstanding section 168.12, subdivision 1, the disability plate or plates may be
transferred to a replacement vehicle on notification to the commissioner. However, the
disability plate or plates may not be transferred unless the replacement vehicle (1) is listed
under section 168.012, subdivision 1, and, in case of a single plate for a motorcyclenew text begin or a
motorized bicycle
new text end, the replacement vehicle is a motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized bicyclenew text end, and (2)
is owned or primarily operated by the permanently physically disabled person.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 41.

new text begin [168.1256] RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL PLATES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall issue retired law enforcement
license special plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:
new text end

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

new text begin (2) is a retired peace officer as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c)
or (d);
new text end

new text begin (3) provides a letter from the chief law enforcement officer affirming that the applicant
is a retired peace officer who served ten or more years and separated in good standing;
new text end

new text begin (4) pays a fee of $10 for each set of plates, along with any other fees required by this
chapter;
new text end

new text begin (5) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013; and
new text end

new text begin (6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and
licensing of drivers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall design an emblem and inscription for the
special plates, in consultation with interested law enforcement agencies and organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin 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:
new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and
new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section
168.1293, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, for special retired law
enforcement plates issued on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 42.

new text begin [168.1294] "START SEEING MOTORCYCLES" SPECIAL PLATES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must issue "Start Seeing
Motorcycles" special license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:
new text end

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

new text begin (2) pays a fee of $10 for each set of plates;
new text end

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

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

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The representatives of American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and
Education of Minnesota must 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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin 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:
new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and
new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section
168.1293, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Fees. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin No refund. new text end

new text begin Contributions under this section must not be refunded.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, for special "Start Seeing
Motorcycles" plates issued on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Documentary fee. new text end

new text begin (a) A motor vehicle dealer may not charge a documentary
fee or document administration fee in excess of the amounts provided under paragraph (b)
for services actually rendered to, for, or on behalf of the retail buyer or lessee to prepare,
handle, and process documents for the closing of a motor vehicle retail sale or lease. The
fee must be separately stated on the sales agreement maintained under Minnesota Rules,
part 7400.5200, and may be excluded from the dealer's advertised price.
new text end

new text begin (b) For motor vehicle sales or leases made on or after July 1, 2017, through June 30,
2020, the maximum fee is $100. For motor vehicle sales or leases made on or after July 1,
2020, the maximum fee is $125.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Documentary fee" and "document administration fee" do not include an optional
electronic transfer fee as defined under section 53C.01, subdivision 14.
new text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.33, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Deputy registrars.

(a) The commissioner may appoint, and for cause
discontinue, a deputy registrar for any statutory or home rule charter city as the public
interest and convenience may require, without regard to whether the county auditor of the
county in which the city is situated has been appointed as the deputy registrar for the county
or has been discontinued as the deputy registrar for the county, and without regard to whether
the county in which the city is situated has established a county license bureau that issues
motor vehicle licenses as provided in section 373.32.

(b) The commissioner may appoint, and for cause discontinue, a deputy registrar for any
statutory or home rule charter city as the public interest and convenience may require, if
the auditor for the county in which the city is situated chooses not to accept appointment
as the deputy registrar for the county or is discontinued as a deputy registrar, or if the county
in which the city is situated has not established a county license bureau that issues motor
vehicle licenses as provided in section 373.32.

(c) The commissioner may appoint, and for cause discontinue, the county auditor of
each county as a deputy registrar.

(d) Despite any other provision, a person other than a county auditor or a director of a
county license bureau, who was appointed by the registrar before August 1, 1976, as a
deputy registrar for any statutory or home rule charter city, may continue to serve as deputy
registrar and may be discontinued for cause only by the commissioner. The county auditor
who appointed the deputy registrars is responsible for the acts of deputy registrars appointed
by the auditor.

(e) Each deputy, before entering upon the discharge of duties, shall take and subscribe
an oath to faithfully discharge the duties and to uphold the laws of the state.

(f) If a deputy registrar appointed under this subdivision is not an officer or employee
of a county or statutory or home rule charter city, the deputy shall in addition give bond to
the state in the sum of $10,000, or a larger sum as may be required by the commissioner,
conditioned upon the faithful discharge of duties as deputy registrar.

(g) A corporation governed by chapter 302A or 317A may be appointed a deputy registrar.
Upon application by an individual serving as a deputy registrar and the giving of the requisite
bond as provided in this subdivision, personally assured by the individual or another
individual approved by the commissioner, a corporation named in an application then
becomes the duly appointed and qualified successor to the deputy registrar.

(h) Each deputy registrar appointed under this subdivision shall keep and maintain office
locations approved by the commissioner for the registration of vehicles and the collection
of taxes and fees on vehicles.

(i) The deputy registrar shall keep records and make reports to the commissioner as the
commissioner requires. The records must be maintained at the offices of the deputy registrardeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin
in a manner that complies with sections 13.05, subdivision 5, and 13.055. As an alternative
to paper copy storage, a deputy registrar may retain records and documents in a secure
electronic medium that complies with the security requirements under the United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Policy 5.4
or any successor policy, provided 60 days have elapsed since the transaction and subject to
standards established by the commissioner. The deputy registrar is responsible for all costs
associated with the conversion to electronic records and maintenance of the electronic
storage medium, including the destruction of existing paper records after conversion to the
electronic format. All queries and responses in the secure electronic medium, and all actions
in which data are entered, updated, accessed, or shared or disseminated by the deputy
registrar must be contained in a data audit trail. Data contained in the audit trail are public
to the extent the data are not otherwise classified under this section.
new text end The records and offices
of the deputy registrar must at all times be open to the inspection of the commissioner or
the commissioner's agents. The deputy registrar shall report to the commissioner by the
next working day following receipt all registrations made and taxes and fees collected by
the deputy registrar.

(j) The filing fee imposed under subdivision 7 must be deposited in the treasury of the
place for which appointed or, if not a public official, a deputy shall retain the filing fee, but
the registration tax and any additional fees for delayed registration the deputy registrar has
collected the deputy registrar shall deposit by the next working day following receipt in an
approved state depository to the credit of the state through the commissioner of management
and budget. The place for which the deputy registrar is appointed through its governing
body must provide the deputy registrar with facilities and personnel to carry out the duties
imposed by this subdivision if the deputy is a public official. In all other cases, the deputy
shall maintain a suitable facility for serving the public.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168A.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application, issuance, form, bond, and notice.

new text begin(a) new text endIn the event a
certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated, deleted text beginordeleted text end destroyednew text begin,new text end or becomes illegible, the owner or
legal representative of the owner named in the certificate may deleted text beginmakedeleted text endnew text begin submit annew text end application
to the department or a deputy registrar for a duplicate in a format prescribed by the
department. The department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin or deputy registrar mustnew text end issue a duplicate certificate of
title if satisfied that the applicant is entitled deleted text begintheretodeleted text endnew text begin to the duplicate certificate of titlenew text end. The
duplicate certificate of title deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be plainly marked as a duplicate and mailed or
delivered to the owner. The department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin or deputy registrar mustnew text end indicate in deleted text beginitsdeleted text endnew text begin the
driver and vehicle information system
new text end records that a duplicatenew text begin certificate of titlenew text end has been
issued. As a condition to issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the department may require
a bond from the applicant in the manner and format prescribed in section 168A.07,
subdivision 1
, clause (2). The duplicate certificate of title deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end contain the legend:
"This duplicate certificate of title may be subject to the rights of a person under the original
certificate."

new text begin (b) On and after the effective date of this section, the commissioner must allow duplicate
certificate of title issuance by a deputy registrar, subject to procedures established by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 46.

new text begin [168A.125] TRANSFER-ON-DEATH TITLE TO MOTOR VEHICLE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Titled as transfer-on-death. new text end

new text begin A natural person who is the owner of a
motor vehicle may have the motor vehicle titled in transfer-on-death or TOD form by
including in the application for the certificate of title a designation of a beneficiary or
beneficiaries to whom the motor vehicle must be transferred on death of the owner or the
last survivor of joint owners with rights of survivorship, subject to the rights of secured
parties.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Designation of beneficiary. new text end

new text begin A motor vehicle is registered in transfer-on-death
form by designating on the certificate of title the name of the owner and the names of joint
owners with identification of rights of survivorship, followed by the words "transfer-on-death
to (name of beneficiary or beneficiaries)." The designation "TOD" may be used instead of
"transfer-on-death." A title in transfer-on-death form is not required to be supported by
consideration, and the certificate of title in which the designation is made is not required to
be delivered to the beneficiary or beneficiaries in order for the designation to be effective.
If the owner of the motor vehicle is married at the time of the designation, the designation
of a beneficiary other than the owner's spouse requires the spouse's written consent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Interest of beneficiary. new text end

new text begin The transfer-on-death beneficiary or beneficiaries have
no interest in the motor vehicle until the death of the owner or the last survivor of joint
owners with rights of survivorship. A beneficiary designation may be changed at any time
by the owner or by all joint owners with rights of survivorship, without the consent of the
beneficiary or beneficiaries, by filing an application for a new certificate of title.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Vesting of ownership in beneficiary. new text end

new text begin Ownership of a motor vehicle titled in
transfer-on-death form vests in the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries on the death of
the owner or the last of the joint owners with rights of survivorship, subject to the rights of
secured parties. The transfer-on-death beneficiary or beneficiaries who survive the owner
may apply for a new certificate of title to the motor vehicle upon submitting a certified death
record of the owner of the motor vehicle. If no transfer-on-death beneficiary or beneficiaries
survive the owner of a motor vehicle, the motor vehicle must be included in the probate
estate of the deceased owner. A transfer of a motor vehicle to a transfer-on-death beneficiary
or beneficiaries is not a testamentary transfer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Rights of creditors. new text end

new text begin (a) This section does not limit the rights of any secured
party or creditor of the owner of a motor vehicle against a transfer-on-death beneficiary or
beneficiaries.
new text end

new text begin (b) The state or a county agency with a claim or lien authorized by section 246.53,
256B.15, 261.04, or 270C.63 is a creditor for purposes of this subdivision. A claim authorized
by section 256B.15 against the estate of an owner of a motor vehicle titled in
transfer-on-death form voids any transfer-on-death conveyance of a motor vehicle as
described in this section. A claim or lien under section 246.53, 261.04, or 270C.63 continues
to apply against the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries after the transfer under this
section if other assets of the deceased owner's estate are insufficient to pay the amount of
the claim. The claim or lien continues to apply to the motor vehicle until the designated
beneficiary sells or transfers it to a person against whom the claim or lien does not apply
and who did not have actual notice or knowledge of the claim or lien.
new text end

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168A.141, is amended to read:


168A.141 MANUFACTURED HOME AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY.

Subdivision 1.

Certificates surrendered for cancellation.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen a manufactured
home isnew text begin to be affixed or isnew text end affixed, as defined in section 273.125, subdivision 8, paragraph
(b), to real property, deleted text beginand financed by the giving of a mortgage on the real property,deleted text end the
owner of the manufactured home deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end surrender the manufacturer's certificate of origin
or certificate of title to the department for cancellationdeleted text begin. The owner ofdeleted text endnew text begin so thatnew text end the manufactured
home deleted text beginshall give the department the address and legal description of thedeleted text endnew text begin becomes an
improvement to
new text end real propertydeleted text begin. The department may require the filing of other informationdeleted text endnew text begin
and is no longer titled as personal property
new text end. The department must not issue a certificate of
title for a manufactured home under chapter 168A if the manufacturer's certificate of origin
is or has been surrendered under this subdivision, except as provided in section 168A.142.
Upon surrender of the manufacturer's certificate of origin or the certificate of title, the
department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end issue notice of surrender to the owner, and new text beginupon recording an affidavit
of affixation, which the county recorder or registrar of titles, as applicable, must accept,
new text endthe
manufactured home is deemed to be an improvement to real property. deleted text beginThe notice of surrender
may be recorded in the office of the county recorder or with the registrar of titles if the land
is registered but need not contain an acknowledgment.
deleted text endnew text begin An affidavit of affixation by the
owner of the manufactured home must include the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name, residence address, and mailing address of owner or owners of the
manufactured home;
new text end

new text begin (2) the legal description of the real property in which the manufactured home is, or will
be, located;
new text end

new text begin (3) a copy of the surrendered manufacturer's certificate of origin or certificate of title
and the notice of surrender;
new text end

new text begin (4) a written statement from the county auditor or county treasurer of the county where
the manufactured home is located stating that all property taxes payable in the current year,
as provided under section 273.125, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), have been paid, or are not
applicable;
new text end

new text begin (5) the name and address of the person designated by the applicant to record the original
affidavit of affixation with the county recorder or registrar of titles for the county where the
real property is located; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the signature of the person who executes the affidavit, properly executed before a
person authorized to authenticate an affidavit in this state.
new text end

new text begin (b) The person designated in paragraph (a), clause (5), must record, or arrange for the
recording of, the affidavit of affixation, accompanied by the fees for recording and for
issuing a certified copy of the notice, including all attachments, showing the recording date.
Upon obtaining the certified copy of the notice under this paragraph, the person designated
in the affidavit must deliver the certified copy to the county auditor of the county in which
the real property to which the manufactured home was affixed is located.
new text end

new text begin (c) The department is not liable for any errors, omissions, misstatements, or other
deficiencies or inaccuracies in documents presented to the department under this section,
if the documents presented appear to satisfy the requirements of this section. The department
has no obligation to investigate the accuracy of statements contained in the documents.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Affidavit form. new text end

new text begin An affidavit of affixation must be in substantially the following
form and must contain the following information.
new text end

new text begin MANUFACTURED HOME AFFIDAVIT OF AFFIXATION
new text end

new text begin PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 168A.141
new text end

new text begin Homeowner, being duly sworn, on his or her oath, states as follows:
new text end

new text begin 1. Homeowner owns the manufactured home ("home") described as follows:
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin New/Used
new text end
new text begin Year
new text end
new text begin Manufacturer's
Name
new text end
new text begin Model Name or
Model No.
new text end
new text begin Manufacturer's
Serial No.
new text end
new text begin Length/Width
new text end

new text begin 2. A copy of the surrendered manufacturer's certificate of origin or certificate of title is
attached.
new text end

new text begin 3. A copy of the notice of surrender issued from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Driver and Vehicle Services is attached.
new text end

new text begin 4. The home is or will be located at the following "Property Address":
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Street or Route .
new text end
new text begin City .
new text end
new text begin County .
new text end
new text begin State .
new text end
new text begin Zip Code .
new text end

new text begin 5. The legal description of the property address ("land") is as follows or as attached hereto:
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end

new text begin 6. The homeowner is the owner of the land.
new text end

new text begin 7. The home is, or must be promptly upon delivery, anchored to the land by attachment to
a permanent foundation and connected to appropriate residential utilities (e.g., water, gas,
electricity, sewer).
new text end

new text begin 8. The homeowner intends that the home be an immovable permanent improvement to the
land, free of any personal property security interest.
new text end

new text begin 9. A copy of the written statement from the county auditor or county treasurer of the county
in which the manufactured home is then located, stating that all property taxes payable in
the current year (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 273.125, subdivision 8, paragraph
(b)), have been paid, or are not applicable, is attached.
new text end

new text begin 10. The home must be assessed and taxed as an improvement to the land.
new text end

new text begin 11. The name and address of the person designated by the homeowner to record the original
affidavit of surrender with the county recorder or registrar of titles of the county in which
the real estate is located is:
new text end

new text begin Name .
new text end
new text begin Street Address .
new text end
new text begin City, State, Zip Code .
new text end
new text begin Phone .
new text end
new text begin E-mail .
new text end

new text begin IN WITNESS WHEREOF, homeowner(s) have executed this affidavit on this ....... day of
......., 20...
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Homeowner Signature
new text end
new text begin Address
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Printed Name
new text end
new text begin City, State
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Homeowner Signature (if applicable)
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Printed Name
new text end

new text begin This instrument was drafted by, and when recorded return to:
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subscribed and sworn to before me this ....... day of ......., .......
new text end

new text begin ......................................................................
new text end
new text begin Signature of Notary Public or Other Official
new text end

new text begin Notary Stamp or Seal
new text end

new text begin (optional)
new text end

new text begin Lender's Statement of Intent:
new text end

new text begin The undersigned ("lender") intends that the home be immovable and a permanent
improvement to the land free of any personal property security interest.
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Lender
new text end
new text begin By: .
new text end
new text begin Authorized Signature
new text end
new text begin STATE OF . )
new text end
new text begin . ) ss:
new text end
new text begin COUNTY OF . )
new text end

new text begin On the ....... day of ....... in the year ....... before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and
for said state, personally appeared
new text end

new text begin .
new text end

new text begin personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the
individual(s) whose name(s) is (are) subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged
to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies), and that by
his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument, the individual(s), or the person on behalf of
which the individual(s) acted, executed the instrument.
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Notary Signature
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin Notary Printed Name
new text end
new text begin Notary Public, State of .
new text end
new text begin Qualified in the County of .
new text end
new text begin My commission expires .
new text end

new text begin Official seal:
new text end

Subd. 2.

Perfected security interest deleted text beginavoids cancellationdeleted text endnew text begin prevents surrendernew text end.

The
department may not cancel a certificate of title ifnew text begin, under this chapter,new text end a security interest has
been perfected on the manufactured home. If a security interest has been perfected, the
department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end notify the owner deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end each secured party deleted text beginthat thedeleted text endnew text begin must release or
satisfy the security interest prior to proceeding with surrender of the manufacturer's certificate
of origin or
new text end certificate of title deleted text beginand a description of the security interest have been surrendereddeleted text end
to the department deleted text beginand that the department will not cancel the certificate of title until the
security interest is satisfied
deleted text endnew text begin for cancellationnew text end. Permanent attachment to real propertynew text begin or the
recording of an affidavit of affixation
new text end does not extinguish an otherwise valid security interest
in or tax lien on the manufactured homenew text begin, unless the requirements of section 168A.141,
subdivisions 1, 1a, and 2, including the release of any security interest, have been satisfied
new text end.

Subd. 3.

Notice of security interest deleted text beginavoids surrenderdeleted text end.

deleted text beginThe manufacturer's certificate
of origin or the certificate of title need not be surrendered to the department under subdivision
1
deleted text end When a perfected security interest existsnew text begin, or will exist,new text end on the manufactured home at the
time the manufactured home is affixed to real property, deleted text beginifdeleted text endnew text begin and the owner has not satisfied
the requirements of section 168A.141, subdivision 1,
new text end the owner of the manufactured home
deleted text begin filesdeleted text endnew text begin, or its secured party, may recordnew text end a notice with the county recorder, or with the registrar
of titles, if the land is registered, stating that the manufactured home located on the property
is encumbered by a perfected security interestnew text begin and is not an improvement to real propertynew text end.
The notice must state the name and address of the secured party as set forth on the certificate
of title, the legal description of the real property, and the name and address of the record
fee owner of the real property on which the manufactured home is affixed. When the security
interest is released or satisfied, the secured party deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end attach a copy of the release or
satisfaction to a notice executed by the secured party containing the county recorder or
registrar of titles document number of the notice of security interest. The notice of release
or satisfaction must be deleted text beginfileddeleted text endnew text begin recordednew text end with the county recorder, or registrar of titles, if the
land is registered. Neither the notice described in this subdivision nor the security interest
on the certificate of title is deemed to be an encumbrance on the real property. The notices
provided for in this subdivision need not be acknowledged.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168A.142, is amended to read:


168A.142 MANUFACTURED HOME UNAFFIXED FROM REALTY.

Subdivision 1.

Certificate of title requirements.

The department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end issue an
initial certificate of title or reissue a previously surrendered certificate of title for a
manufactured home to an applicant if:

(1) fdeleted text beginor the purpose of affixing the manufactured home to real property,deleted text end the owner of the
manufactured home, or a previous owner, surrendered the manufacturer's certificate of
origin or certificate of title to the department as provided in section 168A.141, subdivision
1 deleted text beginor 2deleted text end;

(2) the applicant providesnew text begin thenew text end written deleted text beginproofdeleted text endnew text begin evidencenew text end specified in subdivision 2 deleted text beginthat the
applicant owns (i) the manufactured home and (ii) the real property to which the
manufactured home was affixed as provided under section 273.125, subdivision 8, paragraph
(b)
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (3) the applicant provides proof that no liens exist on the manufactured home, including
liens on the real property to which it is affixed; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end the owner of the manufactured home deleted text beginmeetsdeleted text endnew text begin fulfillsnew text end thenew text begin applicablenew text end application
requirements of section 168A.04deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

new text begin (4)new text end the application is accompanied by a written statement from the county auditor or
county treasurer of the county in which the manufactured home is then located and affixed,
stating that all property taxes payable in the current year, as provided under section 273.125,
subdivision 8
, paragraph (b), have been paid.

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginProofdeleted text endnew text begin Evidencenew text end of eligibility for reissuance.

(a) The deleted text beginproofdeleted text endnew text begin evidencenew text end required
under subdivision 1, deleted text beginclausesdeleted text endnew text begin clausenew text end (2) deleted text beginand (3)deleted text end, is as follows:

(1) an affidavit of severance recorded in the office of the county recorder or registrar of
titles,new text begin which they shall accept, andnew text end whichever applies to the real property, of the county deleted text beginin
which
deleted text endnew text begin wherenew text end thenew text begin affidavit of affixation ornew text end notice of surrender was recorded deleted text beginunderdeleted text endnew text begin as required
in
new text end section 168A.141, subdivision 1, and the affidavitnew text begin of severancenew text end contains:

(i) the name, residence address, and mailing address of the owner or owners of the
manufactured home;

(ii) a description of the manufactured homenew text begin being severednew text end, including the name of the
manufacturerdeleted text begin; the make, model number, model year,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end dimensions, new text beginand if available, the
make, model year,
new text endand manufacturer's serial number of the manufactured homedeleted text begin;deleted text end and deleted text beginwhether
the manufactured home is new or used
deleted text endnew text begin, such information as may be available from the
previously recorded affidavit of affixation or notice of surrender as required in section
168A.141, subdivision 1
new text end; and

(iii) a statement of any facts or information known to the person executing the affidavit
that could affect the validity of the title of the manufactured home deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end the deleted text beginexistence ordeleted text end
nonexistence of a security interest in the manufactured home deleted text beginor a lien on it, ordeleted text endnew text begin, andnew text end a
statement that no such facts or information are known to the person executing the affidavit;

(2) as an attachment to the affidavit of severance, an opinion by an attorney admitted to
practice law in this state, stating:

(i) the nature of the examination of title performed prior to giving this opinion by the
person signing the opinion;

(ii) that the manufactured home and the real property on which it is located is not subject
tonew text begin, or pending completion of a refinance, purchase, or sale transaction, and will not be
subject to
new text end any recorded mortgages, security interests, liens, or other encumbrances of any
kind;

(iii) that the person signing the opinion knows of no facts or circumstances that could
affect the validity of the title of the manufactured home or the existence or nonexistence of
any recorded mortgages, security interests, or other encumbrances of any kind, other than
property taxes payable in the year the affidavit is signed;

(iv) the person or persons owning record title to the real property to which the
manufactured home has been affixed and the nature and extent of the title owned by each
of these persons; and

(v) that the person signing the opinion has reviewed all provisions of the affidavit of
severance and certifies that they are correct and complete to the best of the knowledge of
the person signing the opinion;

(3) the name and address of the person deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end persons designated by the applicant to file deleted text begina
certified copy of
deleted text end thenew text begin originalnew text end affidavit of severance with deleted text beginthe county auditor of the county
in which the real estate is located, after the affidavit has been properly recorded in the office
of
deleted text end the county recorder or county registrar of titles, whichever applies to the real property;
and

(4) the signature of the person who executes the affidavit, properly executed before a
person authorized to authenticate an affidavit in this state.

(b) The person designated in paragraph (a), clause (3), deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end record, or arrange for
the recording of, the affidavit of severance as referenced in that item, accompanied by the
fees for recording and for issuing a certified copy of the affidavit, including all attachments,
showing the recording date.

(c) Upon obtaining the certified copy under paragraph (b), the person designated in the
affidavit deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end deliver the certified copy to the county auditor of the county in which
the real estate to which it was affixed is located.

(d) The department is not liable for any errors, omissions, misstatements, or other
deficiencies or inaccuracies in documents presented to the department under this section,
so long as the documents presented appear to satisfy the requirements of this section. The
department has no obligation to investigate the accuracy of statements contained in the
documents.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Affidavit form. new text end

new text begin The affidavit of severance must be in substantially the following
form and must contain the following information.
new text end

new text begin MANUFACTURED HOME AFFIDAVIT OF SEVERANCE
new text end

new text begin PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 168A.142
new text end

new text begin Homeowner, being duly sworn, on his or her oath, states as follows:
new text end

new text begin 1. Homeowner owns the manufactured home ("home") described as follows:
new text end

.
new text begin New/Used
new text end
new text begin Year
new text end
new text begin Manufacturer's
Name
new text end
new text begin Model Name or
Model No.
new text end
new text begin Manufacturer's
Serial No.
new text end
new text begin Length/Width
new text end

new text begin 2. A copy of the previously surrendered manufacturer's certificate of origin or certificate of
title is attached (if available).
new text end

new text begin 3. A copy of the notice of surrender issued from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Driver and Vehicle Services is attached (if available).
new text end

new text begin 4. The home is or will be located at the following "Property Address":
new text end

.
new text begin Street or Route .
new text end
new text begin City .
new text end
new text begin County .
new text end
new text begin State .
new text end
new text begin Zip Code .
new text end

new text begin 5. The legal description of the property address ("land") is as follows or as attached:
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end

new text begin 6. The homeowner does not know of any facts or information that could affect the validity
of title of the manufactured home, except:
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end

new text begin 7. The homeowner does not know of any such security interest in the manufactured home
which has not been satisfied or released.
new text end

new text begin 8. A copy of an opinion by an attorney admitted to practice law in Minnesota is attached,
which provides for the required title evidence as set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section
168A.142, subdivision 2, clause (2), items (i) to (v).
new text end

new text begin 9. A copy of the written statement from the county auditor or county treasurer of the county
in which the manufactured home is then located, stating that all property taxes payable in
the current year (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 273.125, subdivision 8, paragraph
(b)), have been paid, or are not applicable, is attached.
new text end

new text begin 10. The name and address of the person designated by the homeowner to record the original
affidavit of surrender with the county recorder or registrar of titles of the county in which
the real estate is located is:
new text end

new text begin Name .
new text end
new text begin Street Address .
new text end
new text begin City, State, Zip Code .
new text end
new text begin Phone .
new text end
new text begin E-mail .
new text end

new text begin IN WITNESS WHEREOF, homeowner(s) have executed this affidavit on this ....... day of
......., 20...
new text end

.
.
new text begin Homeowner Signature
new text end
new text begin Address
new text end
.
.
new text begin Printed Name
new text end
new text begin City, State
new text end
.
new text begin Homeowner Signature (if applicable)
new text end
.
new text begin Printed Name
new text end

new text begin This instrument was drafted by, and when recorded return to:
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subscribed and sworn to before me this ....... day of ......., .......
new text end

new text begin ......................................................................
new text end
new text begin Signature of Notary Public or Other Official
new text end

new text begin Notary Stamp or Seal
new text end

Sec. 49.

new text begin [168A.143] MANUFACTURED HOMES; OWNERSHIP AT ISSUE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requirements for certificate issuance or reissuance. new text end

new text begin When an applicant
is unable to obtain from or locate previous owners no longer holding an interest in the
manufactured home based on a certificate of title, or to locate, obtain, or produce the original
certificate of origin or certificate of title for a manufactured home, and there is no evidence
of a surrendered certificate of title or manufacturer's statement of origin as provided in
section 168A.141, subdivision 1, which has not otherwise been unaffixed or is being
unaffixed as provided in section 168A.142, the department must issue or reissue a certificate
of title to a manufactured home when the applicant submits:
new text end

new text begin (1) the application, pursuant to the requirements of section 168A.04, in a form prescribed
by the department;
new text end

new text begin (2) an affidavit that:
new text end

new text begin (i) identifies the name of the manufacturer and dimensions, and if available, the make,
model number, model year, and manufacturer's serial number of the manufactured home;
and
new text end

new text begin (ii) certifies the applicant is the owner of the manufactured home, has physical possession
of the manufactured home, knows of no facts or circumstances that materially affect the
validity of the title of the manufactured home as represented in the application, and provides
copies of such ownership documents, so far as the documents exist, including by way of
example:
new text end

new text begin (A) bill of sale;
new text end

new text begin (B) financing, replevin, or foreclosure documents;
new text end

new text begin (C) appraisal;
new text end

new text begin (D) insurance certification;
new text end

new text begin (E) personal property tax bill;
new text end

new text begin (F) landlord certification;
new text end

new text begin (G) affidavit of survivorship or estate documents;
new text end

new text begin (H) divorce decree; or
new text end

new text begin (I) court order;
new text end

new text begin (3) an affidavit by an attorney admitted to practice law in this state stating:
new text end

new text begin (i) the attorney has performed a search of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Driver and Vehicles Services records within 120 days of the date of application to obtain a
certificate of origin or certificate of title on behalf of the applicant, but was unable to
determine the names or locations of one or more owners or prior owners of the manufactured
home;
new text end

new text begin (ii) if applicable, the attorney was unable to successfully contact one or more owners,
or prior owners, after providing written notice 45 days prior to the registered and last known
owner by certified mail at the address shown on Driver and Vehicles Services records, or
if the last known address if different from Driver and Vehicles Services records, then also
the last known address as known to the applicant;
new text end

new text begin (iii) if the attorney is unable to contact one or more owners, or previous owners, by
sending a letter by certified mail, then the attorney must present to the department, as an
attachment to its affidavit, the returned letter as evidence of the attempted contact, or the
acknowledgment of receipt of the letter, together with an affidavit of nonresponse; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) the attorney knows of no facts or circumstances that materially affect the validity
of the title of the manufactured home as represented in the application, other than property
taxes payable in the year the affidavit is signed; and
new text end

new text begin (4) payment for required current year taxes and fees as prescribed by the department.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Satisfaction of manufactured home security lien; release. new text end

new text begin A security interest
perfected under this chapter may be canceled seven years from the perfection date for a
manufactured home, upon the request of the owner of the manufactured home, if the owner
has paid the lien in full or the lien has been abandoned and the owner is unable to locate
the lienholder to obtain a lien release. The owner must send a letter to the lienholder by
certified mail, return receipt requested, stating the reason for the release and requesting a
lien release. If the owner is unable to obtain a lien release by sending a letter by certified
mail, then the owner must present to the department the returned letter as evidence of the
attempted contact, or the acknowledgment of receipt of the letter, together with a copy of
the letter and an owner affidavit of nonresponse.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Suspension or revocation of certificate. new text end

new text begin (a) Pursuant to section 168A.23, the
department may revoke a previously issued certificate of title issued under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The department is not liable for any errors, omissions, misstatements, or other
deficiencies or inaccuracies in documents submitted to the department under this section,
provided the documents submitted appear to satisfy the requirements of this section. The
department is not required to investigate the accuracy of statements contained in submitted
documents.
new text end

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin All-electric vehicle. new text end

new text begin (a) "All-electric vehicle" means an electric vehicle that
is solely able to be powered by an electric motor drawing current from rechargeable storage
batteries, fuel cells, or other portable sources of electrical current.
new text end

new text begin (b) All-electric vehicle excludes a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment, and
applies to a registration period starting on or after January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.011, subdivision 34, is amended to read:


Subd. 34.

Head Start bus.

(a) "Head Start bus" means a motor vehicle used to transport
children and parents to or from a Head Start facility, or to or from Head Start-related
activities, by the Head Start grantee, or by someone under an agreement with the Head Start
grantee. A Head Start bus does not include a motor vehicle transporting children or parents
to or from a Head Start facility for which parents or guardians receive direct compensation
from a Head Start grantee, a motor coach operating under charter carrier authority, or a
transit bus providing services as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 7. A Head Start bus
may be a type A, B, C, or D busdeleted text begin or type III vehicle, as described in subdivision 71deleted text end.

(b) A Head Start bus manufactured after December 31, 1994, must meet the same
standards as a type A, B, C, or D school bus, except that a Head Start bus is not required to
be equipped with the warning signals required for a school bus under section 169.442,
subdivision 1
. A Head Start bus new text beginthat is not equipped as a school bus new text endmust be painted colors
other than national school bus yellow.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5h. new text end

new text begin St. Louis County Road 128. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary
in this section, the speed limit on St. Louis County Road 128 in Eagles Nest Township
between marked Trunk Highway 169 and County Road 989 is 40 miles per hour. The county
engineer must erect appropriate signs displaying the 40 miles per hour speed limit.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. The
new speed limit is effective when the required signs are erected.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.18, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Driving left of roadway center; exception.

(a) No vehicle shall be driven to
the left side of the center of the roadway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding
in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic
for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made
without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite
direction or any vehicle overtaken. In every event the overtaking vehicle must return to the
right-hand side of the roadway before coming within 100 feet of any vehicle approaching
from the opposite direction.

(b) Except on a one-way roadway, no vehicle shall, in overtaking and passing another
vehicle or at any other time, be driven to the left half of the roadway under the following
conditions:

(1) when approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve in the highway where the
driver's view along the highway is obstructed within a distance of 700 feet;

(2) when approaching within 100 feet of any underpass or tunnel, railroad grade crossing,
intersection within a city, or intersection outside of a city if the presence of the intersection
is marked by warning signs; or

(3) where official signs are in place prohibiting passing, or a distinctive centerline is
marked, which distinctive line also so prohibits passing, as declared in the Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices adopted by the commissioner.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), clause (3), a motor vehicle may be driven to the left
side of the roadway to safely overtake a bicycle under the following circumstances:
new text end

new text begin (1) the bicycle is proceeding in the same direction as the motor vehicle;
new text end

new text begin (2) the driver of the motor vehicle either (i) provides a safe clearance distance, in no
case less than the greater of three feet or one-half the width of the motor vehicle, or (ii)
completely enters the left lane of the highway;
new text end

new text begin (3) the operator of the bicycle is not (i) making a left turn, or (ii) signaling that the bicycle
operator intends to make a left turn; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the driver of the motor vehicle complies with all other applicable requirements under
this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.18, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Laned highway.

When any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly
marked lanes for traffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent herewith,
shall apply:

(a) A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and
shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement
can be made with safety.

(b) Upon a roadway which is not a one-way roadway and which is divided into three
lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing
another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic
within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the
time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding, and
is signposted to give notice of such allocation. The left lane of a three-lane roadway which
is not a one-way roadway shall not be used for overtaking and passing another vehicle.

(c) Official signs may be erected directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated lane
or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction, and drivers of vehicles
shall obey the directions of every such sign.

(d) Whenever a bicycle lane has been established on a roadway, any person operating
a motor vehicle on such roadway shall not drive in the bicycle lane except to perform parking
maneuvers in order to park where parking is permitted, to enter or leave the highway, deleted text beginordeleted text end to
prepare for a turn as provided in section 169.19, subdivision 1new text begin, or to stop a school bus for
the purpose of receiving or discharging any person provided the school bus is equipped and
identified as provided in sections 169.441 and 169.442, subdivision 1, and the flashing red
signals are activated and stop-signal arm is extended
new text end.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.345, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Scope of privilege.

(a) A vehicle described in section 168.021, subdivision
1, paragraph (a), that prominently displays the certificate authorized by this section or that
bears the disability plate or plates issued under section 168.021 may be parked by or solely
for the benefit of a physically disabled person:

(1) in a designated parking space for disabled persons, as provided in section 169.346;

(2) in a metered parking space without obligation to pay the meter fee and without time
restrictions unless time restrictions are separately posted on official signs; and

(3) without time restrictions in a nonmetered space where parking is otherwise allowed
for passenger vehicles but restricted to a maximum period of time and that does not
specifically prohibit the exercise of disabled parking privileges in that space.

A person may park the vehicle for a physically disabled person in a parking space described
in clause (1) or (2) only when actually transporting the physically disabled person for the
sole benefit of that person and when the parking space is within a reasonable distance from
the drop-off point.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, a certificate is prominently displayed if it is displayed
so that it may be viewed from the front and rear of the motor vehicle by hanging it from the
rearview mirror attached to the front windshield of the motor vehicle or, in the case of a
motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized bicyclenew text end, is secured to the vehicle. If there is no rearview mirror
or if the certificate holder's disability precludes placing the certificate on the mirror, the
certificate must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. No part of the certificate may
be obscured.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), and (3), this section does not permit
parking in areas prohibited by sections 169.32 and 169.34, in designated no parking spaces,
or in parking spaces reserved for specified purposes or vehicles. A local governmental unit
may, by ordinance, prohibit parking on any street or highway to create a fire lane, or to
accommodate heavy traffic during morning and afternoon rush hours and these ordinances
also apply to physically disabled persons.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.345, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Identifying certificate.

(a) The commissioner shall issue (1) immediately, a
permit valid for 30 days if the person is eligible for the certificate issued under this section
and (2) an identifying certificate for a vehicle described in section 168.021, subdivision 1,
paragraph (a), when a physically disabled applicant submits proof of physical disability
under subdivision 2a. The commissioner shall design separate certificates for persons with
permanent and temporary disabilities that can be readily distinguished from each other from
outside a vehicle at a distance of 25 feet or, in the case of a motorcyclenew text begin or a motorized
bicycle
new text end, can be readily secured to the motorcyclenew text begin or motorized bicyclenew text end. An applicant may
be issued up to two certificates if the applicant has not been issued disability plates under
section 168.021.

(b) The operator of a vehicle displaying a certificate has the parking privileges provided
in subdivision 1 only while the vehicle is actually parked while transporting a physically
disabled person.

(c) The commissioner shall cancel all certificates issued to an applicant who fails to
comply with the requirements of this subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.442, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

White strobe lamps on certain buses transporting children.

deleted text begin(a)
deleted text end Notwithstanding section 169.55, subdivision 1, or 169.57, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), or
other law to the contrary, a school bus that is subject to and complies with the equipment
requirements of subdivision 1 and section 169.441, subdivision 1, or a Head Start bus deleted text beginthat
is not a type III vehicle defined in section 169.011, subdivision 71
deleted text end, may be equipped with
a flashing strobe lamp. deleted text beginThe lamp may be used only as provided in this subdivision.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The lamp must be permanently mounted on the longitudinal centerline of the bus
roof not less than two feet forward of the rear roof edge.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) The strobe lamp may be lighted only when atmospheric conditions or terrain restrict
the visibility of school bus lamps and signals or Head Start bus lamps and signals so as to
require use of the bright strobe lamp to alert motorists to the presence of the school bus or
Head Start bus. A strobe lamp may not be lighted unless the school bus or Head Start bus
is actually being used as a school bus or Head Start bus.
deleted text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.443, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Use of stop-signal arm.

(a) The stop-signal arm system of a school bus must
be used in conjunction with the flashing red signals only when the school bus is stopped on
a street or highway to load or unload school children.

(b) A local authority, including the governing body of an Indian tribe, may by ordinance
require that a school bus activate the stop-signal arm system and flashing red signals while
stopped to unload school children at a location other than a location on a street or highway.
The ordinance must designate each location where the requirement is imposed. The
requirement is effective only if the local authority has erected signs at or near the location
to provide adequate notice that other vehicles are required to obey section 169.444,
subdivision 1
, when those signals are activated.

new text begin (c) A school bus driver is prohibited from loading or unloading passengers in a designated
right-turn lane or in a lane immediately adjacent to a designated right-turn lane unless:
new text end

new text begin (1) a school bus stop designated by the district transportation safety director is located
in the right-turn lane;
new text end

new text begin (2) the driver stops the bus at the extreme right side of the right-turn lane; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the driver activates the prewarning flashing amber signals, flashing red signals, and
stop-signal arm, unless the school board or its designee, based on safety considerations,
provides written direction to the driver not to do so.
new text end

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.444, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Violations by drivers; penalties.

(a) A person who fails to stop a vehicle or
to keep it stopped, as required in subdivision 1, or who violates subdivision 1a, is guilty of
a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than deleted text begin$300deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end.

(b) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the person fails to stop a motor vehicle
or to keep it stopped, as required in subdivision 1, or who violates subdivision 1a, and
commits either or both of the following acts:

(1) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle on the right-hand,
passenger-door side of the bus; or

(2) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle when a school child is
outside of and on the street or highway used by the school bus or on the adjacent sidewalk.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to violations
committed on and after that date.
new text end

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.449, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Rules.

The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules governing
the operation of school buses used for transportation of school children, when owned or
operated by a school or privately owned and operated under a contract with a schooldeleted text begin, and
these rules must be made a part of that contract by reference
deleted text end. Each school, its officers and
employees, and each person employed under the contract is subject to these rules.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.4501, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

National standards adopted.

Except as provided in sections 169.4502
and 169.4503, the construction, design, equipment, and color of types A, B, C, D school
buses and multifunction school activity buses used for the transportation of school children
shall meet the requirements of the "bus body and chassis specifications" in the deleted text begin2010deleted text endnew text begin most
recent
new text end edition of the "National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures" adopted
by the National Congress on School Transportation. Except as provided in section 169.4504,
the construction, design, and equipment of types A, B, C, D school buses and multifunction
school activity buses used for the transportation of students with disabilities also shall meet
the requirements of the "specially equipped school bus specifications" in the deleted text begin2010deleted text end National
School Transportation Specifications and Procedures. The "bus body and chassis
specifications" and "specially equipped school bus specifications" sections of the deleted text begin2010deleted text endnew text begin most
recent
new text end edition of the "National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures,"
adopted by the deleted text beginFifteenthdeleted text end National Congress on School Transportation, are incorporated by
reference in this chapter.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.4501, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Applicability.

(a) The standards adopted in this section and sections 169.4502
and 169.4503, govern the construction, design, equipment, and color of school buses used
for the transportation of school children, when owned or leased and operated by a school
or privately owned or leased and operated under a contract with a school. Each school, its
officers and employees, and each person employed under the contract is subject to these
standards.

(b) The standards apply to school buses manufactured after deleted text beginDecember 31, 2012deleted text endnew text begin August
1 of the year following a year in which a revised edition of the National School Transportation
Specifications and Procedures is adopted
new text end. Buses complying with the standards when
manufactured need not comply with standards established later except as specifically provided
for by law.

(c) A school bus manufactured on or before deleted text beginDecember 31, 2012,deleted text endnew text begin the date provided by
paragraph (b)
new text end must conform to the Minnesota standards in effect on the date the vehicle
was manufactured except as specifically provided for in law.

(d) A new bus body may be remounted on a used chassis provided that the remounted
vehicle meets state and federal standards for new buses which are current at the time of the
remounting. Permission must be obtained from the commissioner of public safety before
the remounting is done. A used bus body may not be remounted on a new or used chassis.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.4503, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Certification.

new text begin Upon request, new text enda body manufacturerdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin ornew text end school bus dealerdeleted text begin, or
certified Minnesota commercial vehicle inspector who is also an employee of an organization
purchasing a school bus shall
deleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide preliminary certification to the Department of
Public Safety that the product meets Minnesota standards. deleted text beginFinal certification will be granted
within 30 days upon reinspection by the Department of Public Safety.
deleted text end

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.4503, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Floor construction.

The metal floor deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be covered with plywood. The
plywood deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be deleted text beginat least 19/32deleted text endnew text begin five-ply nominal five-eighthsnew text end inches thick, and must
equal or exceed properties of exterior-type softwood plywood, grade C-D, as specified in
deleted text begin productdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end standard deleted text beginPSI-I83deleted text end issued by the United States Department of Commerce.new text begin All of
the plywood's exposed edges must be sealed. Type A-I buses must be equipped with nominal
one-half inch thick plywood or an equivalent material that meets the requirements of this
subdivision. Equivalent material may be used to replace plywood, provided it has insulation
R value, deterioration, sound abatement, and moisture resistance properties that are equal
to or exceed the properties of the plywood it is replacing.
new text end The floor deleted text beginshall deleted text endnew text beginmustnew text end be level from
front to back, and side to side, except in wheel housing, toe board, and driver's seat platform
areas.

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.4503, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Insulation.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end Thermal insulation is required. It shall be fire-resistant, UL
approved, with minimum R-value of 5.5. Insulation shall be installed so as to prevent
sagging.

deleted text begin (b) Floor insulation is required. It shall be five-ply nominal five-eighths-inch-thick
plywood, and shall equal or exceed properties of the exterior-type softwood plywood, C-D
Grade, as specified in the standard issued by United States Department of Commerce. All
exposed edges on plywood shall be sealed. Type A-I buses shall be equipped with nominal
one-half-inch-thick plywood or equivalent material meeting the above requirements.
Equivalent material may be used to replace plywood, provided it has an equal or greater
insulation R value, deterioration, sound abatement, and moisture resistance properties.
deleted text end

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.4503, subdivision 23, is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Windows.

new text begin(a) new text endWindshield, entrance, and rear emergency exit doors must be
of approved safety glass. Laminated or tempered glass (AS-2 or AS-3) is permitted in all
other windows. All glass shall be federally approved and marked as provided in section
169.74. The windshield may be of uniform tint throughout or may have a horizontal gradient
band starting slightly above the line of vision and gradually decreasing in light transmission
to 20 percent or less at the top of the windshield.

new text begin (b) new text endThe use of tinted glass, as approved by section 169.71, is permitted on side windows
and rear windows except for the entrance doordeleted text begin, the first window behind the service door,deleted text end
and the window to the left of the driver. The window to the left of the driverdeleted text begin, deleted text endnew text beginandnew text end the upper
service door windowsdeleted text begin, and the window immediately behind the entrance doordeleted text end must be
thermal glass.new text begin Regardless of a bus's date of manufacture, the window immediately behind
the entrance door does not need to be made of thermal glass.
new text end The window to the left of the
driver for type A buses need not be thermal glass.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.4503, subdivision 30, is amended to read:


Subd. 30.

Video or mobile surveillance systems.

Camera heads for video or mobile
surveillance may be mounted in the driver compartment area, midbus, or on a rear interior
bulkhead in the student passenger area. For buses manufactured or retrofitted with a
surveillance system after December 31, 2012, cameras mounted midbus must be parallel
to a seat back, must not have any sharp edges, must not extend outward more than deleted text beginthree
deleted text endnew text begin 3-1/2new text end inches, and must be located within 24 inches of the top of the side window of the bus.

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.64, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Strobe lamp.

(a) Notwithstanding sections 169.55, subdivision 1; 169.57,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b); or any other law to the contrary, a vehicle may be equipped
with a 360-degree flashing strobe lamp that emits a white light with a flash rate of 60 to
120 flashes a minute, and the lamp may be used as provided in this subdivision, if the vehicle
is:

(1) a school bus that is subject to and complies with the equipment requirements of
sections 169.441, subdivision 1, and 169.442, subdivision 1, or a Head Start bus deleted text beginthat is not
a type III vehicle as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 71
deleted text end. The lamp deleted text beginshall be
permanently mounted on the longitudinal centerline of the bus roof not less than two feet
nor more than seven feet forward of the rear roof edge. It shall
deleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end operate from a separate
switch containing an indicator lamp to show when the strobe lamp is in usedeleted text begin. The strobe
lamp may be lighted only when atmospheric conditions or terrain restrict the visibility of
school bus lamps and signals or Head Start bus lamps and signals so as to require use of
the bright strobe lamp to alert motorists to the presence of the school bus or Head Start bus.
A strobe lamp may not be lighted unless the school bus or Head Start bus is actually being
used as a school bus or Head Start bus
deleted text end; or

(2) a road maintenance vehicle owned or under contract to the Department of
Transportation or a road authority of a county, home rule or statutory city, or town, but the
strobe lamp may only be operated while the vehicle is actually engaged in snow removal
during daylight hours.

(b) Notwithstanding sections 169.55, subdivision 1; 169.57, subdivision 3, paragraph
(b); or any other law to the contrary, a vehicle may be equipped with a 360-degree flashing
strobe lamp that emits an amber light with a flash rate of 60 to 120 flashes a minute, and
the lamp may be used as provided in this subdivision, if the vehicle is a rural mail carrier
vehicle, provided that the strobe lamp is mounted at the highest practicable point on the
vehicle. The strobe lamp may only be operated while the vehicle is actually engaged during
daylight hours in the delivery of mail to residents on a rural mail route.

(c) A strobe lamp authorized by this section shall be of a double flash type certified to
the commissioner of public safety by the manufacturer as being weatherproof and having
a minimum effective light output of 200 candelas as measured by the Blondel-Rey formula.

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.80, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Limitations; misdemeanor.

(a) It is a misdemeanor for a person to drive
or move, or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved, on a highway
a vehicle or vehicles of a size or weight exceeding the limitations stated in sections 169.80
to 169.88, or otherwise in violation of sections 169.80 to 169.88, other than section 169.81,
subdivision 5a
, and the maximum size and weight of vehicles as prescribed in sections
169.80 to 169.88 shall be lawful throughout this state, and local authorities shall have no
power or authority to alter these limitations except as express authority may be granted in
sections 169.80 to 169.88.

(b) When all the axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles are weighed separately
the sum of the weights of the axles so weighed shall be evidence of the total gross weight
of the vehicle or combination of vehicles so weighed.

(c) When each of the axles of any group that contains two or more consecutive axles of
a vehicle or combination of vehicles have been weighed separately the sum of the weights
of the axles so weighed shall be evidence of the total gross weight on the group of axles so
weighed.

(d) When, in any group of three or more consecutive axles of a vehicle or combination
of vehicles any axles have been weighed separately and two or more axles consecutive to
each other in the group have been weighed together, the sum of the weights of the axles
weighed separately and the axles weighed together shall be evidence of the total gross weight
of the group of axles so weighed.

(e) The provisions of sections 169.80 to 169.88 governing size, weight, and load deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin
do
new text end not apply deleted text beginto a fire apparatus, ordeleted text end to a vehicle operated under the terms of a special permit
issued as provided by law.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.829, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Certain emergency vehicles. new text end

new text begin The provisions of sections 169.80 to 169.88
governing size, weight, and load do not apply to a fire apparatus, a law enforcement special
response vehicle, or a licensed land emergency ambulance service vehicle.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 71.

new text begin [169.8295] WEIGHT LIMITS; VEHICLES TRANSPORTING MILK.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Weight limits increase. new text end

new text begin (a) The weight limitations under sections 169.823
to 169.829 are increased by ten percent for a single-unit vehicle transporting fluid milk from
the point of production to:
new text end

new text begin (1) another point of production for additional loading; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the point of first processing.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding sections 169.824, subdivision 1, paragraph (d); 169.826, subdivision
3; or other law to the contrary, a permit is not required to operate a vehicle under this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) The seasonal weight increases under section 169.826, subdivision 1, do not apply to
a vehicle operated under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Requirements; restrictions. new text end

new text begin A vehicle operated under this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87, except as otherwise
provided under section 169.87, subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (2) is subject to bridge load limits posted under section 169.84; and
new text end

new text begin (3) must not be operated with a load that exceeds the tire manufacturer's recommended
load, the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating as affixed to the vehicle, or other
certification of gross vehicle weight rating under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
sections 567.4 to 567.7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.865, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Requirements; restrictions.

(a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles operating
under this section:

(1) is subject to axle weight limitations under section 169.824, subdivision 1;

(2) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87;

(3) is subject to bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;

(4) may only be operated on paved streets and highways other than interstate highways;

(5) may not be operated with loads that exceed the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight
rating as affixed to the vehicle, or other certification of gross vehicle weight rating complying
with Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, sections 567.4 to 567.7;

(6) must be issued a permit from each road authority having jurisdiction over a road on
which the vehicle is operated, if required;

(7) must comply with the requirements of section 169.851, subdivision 4; and

(8) must have brakes on all wheels.

(b) The percentage allowances for exceeding gross weights if transporting unfinished
forest products under section 168.013, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), or for the first haul of
unprocessed or raw farm products or unfinished forest products under section 168.013,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (d), clause (3), do not apply to a vehicle or combination of vehicles
operated under this section.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or combination of vehicles
hauling fluid milk under a permit issued by the commissioner of transportation may also
operate on interstate highways as provided under United States Code, title 23, section 127.
new text end

Sec. 73.

new text begin [169.869] ROAD CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SPECIAL PERMIT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "road construction materials"
means street or highway construction 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, and recycled road
materials.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Six-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation may issue an annual
permit authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to
haul road construction materials and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 90,000 pounds; and
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Seven-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation may issue an
annual permit authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more
axles to haul road construction materials and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up
to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 97,000 pounds; and
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Authority; restrictions. new text end

new text begin (a) A permit issued by the commissioner under this
section is valid for operation on highways regardless of jurisdiction, subject to paragraph
(b).
new text end

new text begin (b) A vehicle or combination of vehicles operating under this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) may only be operated on paved or unpaved streets and highways, other than interstate
highways;
new text end

new text begin (2) must comply with the requirements and restrictions in section 169.865, subdivision
3, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), (5), (7), and (8); and
new text end

new text begin (3) must be operated in compliance with truck route requirements and vehicle weight
restrictions, as established under section 169.87, subdivision 1, by a local road authority or
the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Revenues. new text end

new text begin Revenue from the permits issued by the commissioner under this
section must be deposited in the town bridge account. Revenue deposited under this
subdivision is available to inspect and post weight limits for town bridges.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration date for
a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the permitted
vehicle's registration.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Permit information. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must make information available to
local road authorities on an Internet Web site that identifies permit issuances under this
section and the counties in which a vehicle with a permit is intended to be operated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Local preferred routes. new text end

new text begin A local road authority may identify local preferred
routes for operating a vehicle on local streets and highways under a permit issued in this
section. A holder of a permit issued in this section and any person seeking to apply for a
permit are encouraged to:
new text end

new text begin (1) upon request of a local road authority, provide comment on identification of preferred
routes; and
new text end

new text begin (2) make reasonable efforts to operate a vehicle on the preferred routes when operating
under the permit.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.871, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Civil liability.

(a) The owner or lessee of a vehicle that is operated with
a gross weight in excess of a weight limit imposed under sections 169.823 to deleted text begin169.829deleted text endnew text begin
169.8295
new text end, 169.84 to 169.851, and 169.87 or a shipper who ships or tenders goods for
shipment in a single truck or combination vehicle that exceeds a weight limit imposed under
sections 169.823 to deleted text begin169.829deleted text endnew text begin 169.8295new text end, 169.84 to 169.851, and 169.87 is liable for a civil
penalty as follows:

(1) if the total gross excess weight is not more than 1,000 pounds, one cent per pound
for each pound in excess of the legal limit;

(2) if the total gross excess weight is more than 1,000 pounds but not more than 3,000
pounds, $10 plus five cents per pound for each pound in excess of 1,000 pounds;

(3) if the total gross excess weight is more than 3,000 pounds but not more than 5,000
pounds, $110 plus ten cents per pound for each pound in excess of 3,000 pounds;

(4) if the total gross excess weight is more than 5,000 pounds but not more than 7,000
pounds, $310 plus 15 cents per pound for each pound in excess of 5,000 pounds;

(5) if the total gross excess weight is more than 7,000 pounds, $610 plus 20 cents per
pound for each pound in excess of 7,000 pounds.

(b) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, if a person found guilty of a violation
of a weight limit imposed under this section or sections 169.823 to deleted text begin169.829deleted text endnew text begin 169.8295new text end,
169.84 to 169.851, or 169.87 is also found by the court to have knowingly and
contemporaneously attempted to evade a fixed weigh station or to otherwise avoid weighing
by means of stationary scales under section 169.85 or other law, the court deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end impose
a penalty of twice the amount otherwise authorized under paragraph (a).

(c) Any penalty imposed upon a defendant under this subdivision deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not exceed
the penalty prescribed by this subdivision. Any fine paid by the defendant in a criminal
overweight action that arose from the same overweight violation deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end applied toward
payment of the civil penalty under this subdivision. A peace officer or Department of Public
Safety employee described in section 299D.06 who cites a driver for a violation of the
weight limitations established by sections 169.81 to 169.851 and 169.87 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end give
written notice to the driver that the driver or another may also be liable for the civil penalties
provided herein in the same or separate proceedings.

(d) A penalty imposed upon the owner or lessee of a vehicle that is based on violations
identified by the use of shippers' weight records under section 169.872 must not exceed an
aggregate of $10,000.

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.02, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Exception for type III vehicle drivers.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 2,
the holder of a class A, B, C, or D driver's license, without a school bus endorsement, may
operate a type III vehicle described in section 169.011, subdivision 71, paragraph (h), under
the conditions in deleted text beginparagraphs (b) through (o)deleted text endnew text begin this subdivisionnew text end.

(b) The operator is an employee of the entity that owns, leases, or contracts for the school
bus.

(c) The operator's employer has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for
annual training and certification of the operator in:

(1) safe operation of a type III vehicle;

(2) understanding student behavior, including issues relating to students with disabilities;

(3) encouraging orderly conduct of students on the bus and handling incidents of
misconduct appropriately;

(4) knowing and understanding relevant laws, rules of the road, and local school bus
safety policies;

(5) handling emergency situations;

(6) proper use of seat belts and child safety restraints;

(7) performance of pretrip vehicle inspections;

(8) safe loading and unloading of students, including, but not limited to:

(i) utilizing a safe location for loading and unloading students at the curb, on the nontraffic
side of the roadway, or at off-street loading areas, driveways, yards, and other areas to
enable the student to avoid hazardous conditions;

(ii) refraining from loading and unloading students in a vehicular traffic lane, on the
shoulder, in a designated turn lane, or a lane adjacent to a designated turn lane;

(iii) avoiding a loading or unloading location that would require a pupil to cross a road,
or ensuring that the driver or an aide personally escort the pupil across the road if it is not
reasonably feasible to avoid such a location;

(iv) placing the type III vehicle in "park" during loading and unloading; and

(v) escorting a pupil across the road under item (iii) only after the motor is stopped, the
ignition key is removed, the brakes are set, and the vehicle is otherwise rendered immobile;
and

(9) compliance with paragraph (k), concerning reporting certain convictions to the
employer within ten days of the date of conviction.

(d) A background check or background investigation of the operator has been conducted
that meets the requirements under section 122A.18, subdivision 8, or 123B.03 for school
district employees; section 144.057 or chapter 245C for day care employees; or section
171.321, subdivision 3, for all other persons operating a type III vehicle under this
subdivision.

(e) Operators shall submit to a physical examination as required by section 171.321,
subdivision 2
.

(f) The operator's employer requires preemployment drug testing of applicants for
operator positions. Current operators must comply with the employer's policy under section
181.951, subdivisions 2, 4, and 5. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the operator's
employer may use a Breathalyzer or similar device to fulfill random alcohol testing
requirements.

(g) The operator's driver's license is verified annually by the entity that owns, leases, or
contracts for the type III vehicle as required under section 171.321, subdivision 5.

(h) A person who sustains a conviction, as defined under section 609.02, of violating
section 169A.25, 169A.26, 169A.27, or 169A.31, or whose driver's license is revoked under
sections 169A.50 to 169A.53 of the implied consent law, or who is convicted of violating
or whose driver's license is revoked under a similar statute or ordinance of another state, is
precluded from operating a type III vehicle for five years from the date of conviction.

(i) A person who has ever been convicted of a disqualifying offense as defined in section
171.3215, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), may not operate a type III vehicle under this
subdivision.

(j) A person who sustains a conviction, as defined under section 609.02, of a moving
offense in violation of chapter 169 within three years of the first of three other moving
offenses is precluded from operating a type III vehicle for one year from the date of the last
conviction.

(k) An operator who sustains a conviction as described in paragraph (h), (i), or (j) while
employed by the entity that owns, leases, or contracts for the school bus, shall report the
conviction to the employer within ten days of the date of the conviction.

(l)new text begin An operator of a type III vehicle whose driver's license is suspended, revoked,
canceled, or disqualified by Minnesota, another state, or another jurisdiction must notify
the operator's employer in writing of the suspension, revocation, cancellation, lost privilege,
or disqualification. The operator must notify the operator's employer before the end of the
business day immediately following the day the operator received notice of the suspension,
revocation, cancellation, lost privilege, or disqualification.
new text end

new text begin (m)new text end Students riding the type III vehicle must have training required under section
123B.90, subdivision 2.

deleted text begin (m)deleted text endnew text begin (n)new text end Documentation of meeting the requirements listed in this subdivision must be
maintained under separate file at the business location for each type III vehicle operator.
The business manager, school board, governing body of a nonpublic school, or any other
entity that owns, leases, or contracts for the type III vehicle operating under this subdivision
is responsible for maintaining these files for inspection.

deleted text begin (n)deleted text endnew text begin (o)new text end The type III vehicle must bear a current certificate of inspection issued under
section 169.451.

deleted text begin (o)deleted text endnew text begin (p)new text end An employee of a school or of a school district, who is not employed for the sole
purpose of operating a type III vehicle, is exempt from paragraphs (e) and (f).

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.06, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Two-wheeled vehicle endorsement fee.

(a) The fee for any duplicate driver's
license obtained for the purpose of adding a two-wheeled vehicle endorsement is increased
by $18.50 for each first such duplicate license and $13 for each renewal thereof. The
additional fee must be paid into the state treasury and credited as follows:

(1) $11 of the additional fee for each first duplicate license, and $7 of the additional fee
for each renewal, must be credited to the motorcycle safety fund, which is hereby createddeleted text begin;
provided that ten percent of fee receipts in excess of $750,000 in a fiscal year must be
credited to the general fund
deleted text end.

(2) The remainder of the additional fee must be credited to the general fund.

(b) All application forms prepared by the commissioner for two-wheeled vehicle
endorsements must clearly state the amount of the total fee that is dedicated to the motorcycle
safety fund.

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.061, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Application.

An applicant may file an application with an agent. The agent
shall receive and accept applications in accordance with the laws and rules of the Department
of Public Safety for a driver's license, restricted license, duplicate license, instruction permit,
Minnesota identification card, or motorized bicycle operator's permit. new text beginApplication records
must be maintained at the office of the agent in a manner that complies with sections 13.05,
subdivision 5, and 13.055. As an alternative to paper copy storage, an agent may retain
records and documents in a secure electronic medium that complies with the security
requirements under the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice
Information Services Division, Policy 5.4 or any successor policy, provided 60 days have
elapsed since the transaction and subject to standards established by the commissioner. The
agent is responsible for all costs associated with the conversion to electronic records and
maintenance of the electronic storage medium, including the destruction of existing paper
records after conversion to the electronic format. All queries and responses in the secure
electronic medium, and all actions in which data are entered, updated, accessed, or shared
or disseminated by the agent must be contained in a data audit trail. Data contained in the
audit trail are public to the extent the data are not otherwise classified under this section.
new text end

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 171.12, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Certain convictions not recorded.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c),
the department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not keep on the record of a driver any conviction for a violation
of a speed limit of 55 miles per hour unless the violation consisted of a speed greater than
ten miles per hour in excess of the speed limit.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), the department deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not keep on the record
of a driver any conviction for a violation of a speed limit of 60 miles per hour unless the
violation consisted of a speed greater thandeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) ten miles per hour in excess of the speed limit, for any violation occurring on or after
August 1, 2012, and before August 1, 2014; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end five miles per hour in excess of the speed limitdeleted text begin, for any violation occurring on or
after August 1, 2014
deleted text end.

(c) This subdivision does not apply to (1) a violation that occurs in a commercial motor
vehicle, or (2) a violation committed by a holder of a class A, B, or C commercial driver's
licensenew text begin or commercial driver learner's permitnew text end, without regard to whether the violation was
committed in a commercial motor vehicle or another vehicle.

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin Abandoned and discontinued. new text end

new text begin "Abandoned and discontinued" means an
outdoor advertising device that ceases to display advertising copy for a minimum of one
year and is not otherwise being actively marketed to display advertising copy.
new text end

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 17a. new text end

new text begin Conforming. new text end

new text begin "Conforming" means an outdoor advertising device that
complies with the requirements of this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Commercial or industrial activity.

new text begin(a) new text end"Commercial or industrial activity"
for the purposes of unzoned commercial or industrial areas means an activity generally
recognized as commercial or industrial by zoning authorities in this statedeleted text begin, except thatdeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end None of the following activities shall be considered commercial or industrial:

(1) outdoor advertising devicesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(2) agricultural, forestry, ranching, grazing, farming and related activities, including,
but not limited to, temporary wayside fresh produce standsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(3) transient or temporary activitiesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(4) activities not visible from the main-traveled waydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(5) activities more than 660 feet from the nearest edge of the right-of-waydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(6) activities conducted in a building principally used as a residencedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(7) railroad tracks and minor sidingsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (8) advertising located on vehicles or tractor trailers;
new text end

new text begin (9) commercial establishments or businesses that have ceased to exist or operate; or
new text end

new text begin (10) a business created to install new outdoor advertising devices.
new text end

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21a. new text end

new text begin Nonconforming. new text end

new text begin "Nonconforming" means an outdoor advertising device
that was lawfully erected and has been maintained lawfully but does not comply with the
requirements of this chapter. A nonconforming sign is one that remains in substantially the
same condition it was on the effective date of this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21b. new text end

new text begin Off-premise new text end

new text begin "Off-premise" means an outdoor advertising device that
advertises or pertains to any business, product, person, activity, event, or service that is not
primarily conducted, sold, manufactured, offered, or located on the property where the sign
is located.
new text end

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, subdivision 23, is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Scenic area.

"Scenic area" means an area within which control and regulation
of the erection and maintenance of advertising devices may be exercised to the extent herein
provided and such areas shall include only those established as such by the commissioner
of transportation.new text begin Scenic area includes a scenic byway under United States Code, title 23,
section 162.
new text end

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 23a. new text end

new text begin Scenic byways. new text end

new text begin "Scenic byways" means roads that recognize outstanding
scenic, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and archaeological qualities and landscapes
pursuant to United States Code, title 23, section 162.
new text end

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority.

The commissioner of transportation deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end adopt and
may modify, amend, or repeal rules governing the deleted text beginissuance of permits or renewals thereof
for the erection and
deleted text end maintenance of new text beginlegal nonconformingnew text end advertising devices within scenic
areas; provided that the commissioner shall not adopt, modify, amend, or repeal any rule
that will impair any agreement deleted text beginwithdeleted text endnew text begin between the state andnew text end the federal governmentnew text begin under
this chapter
new text end. The commissioner of transportation may limit the application of any rule
adopted by the commissioner to exclude or include in whole or in part, specified areas within
the scenic area based upon use, nature of the surrounding community, or such other factors
as may make separate classification or rule necessary or desirable.

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Forms; content.

Application for permits or renewals thereof for the
placement deleted text beginand maintenancedeleted text end of advertising devices deleted text beginwithin scenic areas shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be on
forms prescribed by the commissioner and deleted text beginshalldeleted text end contain deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end information as the commissioner
may require. No advertising device shall be placed without the consent of the owner or
occupant of the land, and adequate proof of such consent shall be submitted to the
commissioner at the time application is made for such permits or renewals. new text beginA permit is
required to access state right-of-way to maintain an advertising device.
new text end

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Seed sign exemption. new text end

new text begin Crop varietal and seed corn signs adjacent to interstate
and primary highways may be erected if the device:
new text end

new text begin (1) is located on demonstration plats;
new text end

new text begin (2) is located on private property;
new text end

new text begin (3) does not violate section 160.27 or 160.2715; and
new text end

new text begin (4) does not reference an off-site address where the product may be sold.
new text end

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Violations; removal. new text end

new text begin The Department of Transportation may remove signs
that violate this section using the removal procedures under section 173.13, subdivision 11.
new text end

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.13, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Removal of advertising device for noncompliance.

Advertising devices
erected or maintained after June 8, 1971, not complying with deleted text beginLaws 1971, chapter 883, and
not otherwise by Laws 1971, chapter 883, permitted to stand
deleted text end new text beginthis chapter new text endmay be removed
by the commissioner upon 60 days prior written notice by certified mail to the owner deleted text beginthereofdeleted text endnew text begin
of the advertising device
new text end and to the owner of the real property on which deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end new text beginthenew text end advertising
device is locateddeleted text begin, provided thatdeleted text endnew text begin.new text end No notice deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end required to be given to the owner of
an advertising device whose name is not stated upon the advertising device or the structure
on which it is displayed, unless the name of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end owner is otherwise reasonably known
to the commissioner. new text beginThe owner of the removed device is liable to the state for the costs of
removal.
new text endThe period of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end notice deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end computed from the date of mailingdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin to both
the owner of the advertising device and the owner of the real property where the device is
located. The department must store a removed outdoor advertising device for a minimum
of 30 days prior to disposal. If the outdoor advertising device is not retrieved by the owner
within 30 days of removal, the department may dispose of the outdoor advertising device.
The state is not liable for trespass actions or sign costs for outdoor advertising devices
removed under this subdivision if proper notice has been served.
new text end

Sec. 91.

new text begin [173.155] CHANGEABLE ELECTRONIC VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, "changeable electronic
variable message sign" or "CEVMS" means an outdoor advertising device that contains
light-emitting diodes or other technology to display copy visible during the day and during
the night, with the copy changes initiated electronically.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin Intermittent, animated, scrolling, full-motion video elements, or
moving lights are prohibited on outdoor advertising devices, including CEVMS.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exceptions. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a CEVMS is permissible if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the message does not change more frequently than once every six seconds;
new text end

new text begin (2) the transition between messages or copy does not exceed two seconds in duration;
new text end

new text begin (3) the message brightness does not exceed 0.3 foot-candles over ambient light, as
measured using a foot candle meter from the following distances:
new text end

new text begin (i) for signs with a nominal face size of 12 feet by 25 feet, from 150 feet;
new text end

new text begin (ii) for signs with a nominal face size of ten feet, six inches, by 36 feet, from 200 feet;
and
new text end

new text begin (iii) for signs with a nominal face size of 14 feet by 48 feet, from 250 feet; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the sign must not cause beams or rays of light to be directed at the traveled way if
the light is of such intensity or brilliance as to cause glare that impairs the vision of the
driver of a motor vehicle, or interfere with any driver's operation of a motor vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (b) The brightness measurement under paragraph (a), clause (3), must be conducted at
least 30 minutes after sunset or at least 30 minutes before sunrise. Each CEVMS must have
automatic dimming technology that adjusts the device's brightness levels in response to
changes in ambient light.
new text end

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.16, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Stationary structure. new text end

new text begin Advertising devices must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be stationary;
new text end

new text begin (2) be immobile;
new text end

new text begin (3) not have wheels; and
new text end

new text begin (4) be incapable of relocation without a permit.
new text end

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.16, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Permanent business. new text end

new text begin (a) A business that is located in an unzoned commercial
or industrial area must be in existence for at least three months before a permit may be
issued. An outdoor advertising device erected prior to receiving a permit is subject to
removal.
new text end

new text begin (b) A commercial establishment may demonstrate evidence of its existence by having
a Web site, a telephone number that is answered or has an answering machine identifying
the business, a storefront, pictorial evidence of the business, a building permit, or a lease.
new text end

Sec. 94.

new text begin [173.265] OUTDOOR ADVERTISING DEVICES; REMOVAL;
MAINTENANCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (b) "Destroyed" means that more than 50 percent of a nonconforming outdoor advertising
device's upright supports are physically damaged to a degree that normal repair practices
would require replacement of broken wooden supports or replacement of broken, bent, or
twisted supports for metal sign structures.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Reasonable repair and maintenance" means customary maintenance and change of
a sign's copy or message, and includes replacement of existing light fixtures with energy
efficient fixtures or installation of other energy efficiency improvements. Reasonable repair
and maintenance does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the addition of illumination;
new text end

new text begin (2) repair, reinstallation, erection, or maintenance for outdoor advertising devices that
are destroyed, as defined under paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (3) enlarging the nonconforming device;
new text end

new text begin (4) changing the device from a wood structure to a steel or concrete structure; or
new text end

new text begin (5) any change that would terminate nonconforming status.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Substantial change" means any action that does not constitute reasonable repair and
maintenance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin This section applies only to outdoor advertising devices subject
to state and federal regulation under United States Code, title 23, section 131, and any
regulations adopted under that law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Removal. new text end

new text begin The department may remove a destroyed, abandoned, or discontinued
outdoor advertising device, subject to the limitations provided under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reasonable repair and maintenance. new text end

new text begin (a) The owner of an outdoor advertising
device may perform reasonable repair and maintenance on any device, provided the device
is not destroyed.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any action not constituting reasonable repair and maintenance will subject the outdoor
advertising device to immediate removal under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Substantial change. new text end

new text begin Substantial changes to outdoor advertising devices are
prohibited. A substantial change to a nonconforming outdoor advertising device will subject
the sign to immediate removal under subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Revision of statewide multimodal transportation plan.

(a) The commissioner
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end revise the statewide multimodal transportation plan by January 15, deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2022new text end,
and by January 15 of every deleted text beginfourdeleted text endnew text begin fivenew text end years thereafter. Before final adoption of a revised
plan, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end hold a hearing to receive public comment on the
preliminary draft of the revised plan.

(b) Each revised statewide multimodal transportation plan must:

(1) incorporate the goals of the state transportation system in section 174.01;

(2) establish objectives, policies, and strategies for achieving those goals; and

(3) identify performance targets for measuring progress and achievement of transportation
system goals, objectives, or policies.

Sec. 96.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.03, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Statewide highway deleted text begin20-year capitaldeleted text end investment plan.

deleted text beginBy January 15, 2013,
and in conjunction with
deleted text endnew text begin Within one year ofnew text end each deleted text beginfuturedeleted text end revision of the statewide multimodal
transportation plannew text begin under subdivision 1anew text end, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end prepare a 20-year
statewide highway deleted text begincapitaldeleted text end investment plan that:

(1) incorporates performance measures and targets for assessing progress and achievement
of the state's transportation goals, objectives, and policies identified in this chapter for the
state trunk highway system, and those goals, objectives, and policies established in the
statewide multimodal transportation plan. Performance targets must be based on objectively
verifiable measures, and address, at a minimum, preservation and maintenance of the
structural condition of state highway bridges and pavements, safety, and mobility;

(2) summarizes trends and impacts for each performance target over the past five years;

(3) summarizes the amount and analyzes the impact of the department's capital
investments and priorities over the past five years on each performance target, including a
comparison of prior plan projected costs with actual costs;

(4) identifies the investments required to meet the established performance targets over
the next 20-year period;

(5) projects available state and federal funding over the 20-year period, including any
unique, competitive, time-limited, or focused funding opportunities;

(6) identifies strategies to ensure the most efficient use of existing transportation
infrastructure, and to maximize the performance benefits of projected available funding;

(7) establishes investment priorities for projected funding, including a schedule of major
projects or improvement programs for the 20-year period together with projected costs and
impact on performance targets; and

(8) identifies those performance targets identified under clause (1) not expected to meet
the target outcome over the 20-year period together with alternative strategies that could
be implemented to meet the targets.

Sec. 97.

new text begin [174.38] ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (b) "Active transportation" means bicycling, pedestrian activities, and other forms of
nonmotorized transportation.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin Subject to available funds, the commissioner must
establish a program to support active transportation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Active transportation account. new text end

new text begin An active transportation account is established
in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds provided by law and any other
money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. Money in the
account must be expended only on a project that receives financial assistance under this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Program administration. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must establish active
transportation program requirements, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) assistance eligibility, subject to the requirements under subdivision 5;
new text end

new text begin (2) a solicitation and application process that minimizes the burden on applicants; and
new text end

new text begin (3) procedures to award and pay financial assistance.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must annually conduct a solicitation for active transportation
projects under the program.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must make reasonable efforts to publicize each application
solicitation among all eligible recipients. The commissioner must assist applicants to create
and submit applications, with an emphasis on providing assistance in communities that are
historically and currently underrepresented in local or regional planning, including
communities of color, low-income households, people with disabilities, and people with
limited English proficiency.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner may provide grants or other financial assistance for a project.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner is prohibited from expending more than one percent of available
funds in a fiscal year under this section on program administration.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin Eligible recipients of financial assistance under this section are:
new text end

new text begin (1) a political subdivision; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as
amended.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Use of funds. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must determine permissible uses of financial
assistance under this section, which are limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) construction and maintenance of bicycle, trail, and pedestrian infrastructure, including
but not limited to safe routes to school infrastructure and bicycle facilities and centers; and
new text end

new text begin (2) noninfrastructure programming, including activities as specified in section 174.40,
subdivision 7a, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Project evaluation and selection. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must establish a
project evaluation and selection process that is competitive, criteria-based, and objective.
new text end

new text begin (b) The process must include criteria and prioritization of projects based on:
new text end

new text begin (1) the project's inclusion in a municipal or regional nonmotorized transportation system
plan;
new text end

new text begin (2) the extent to which policies or practices of the political subdivision encourage and
promote complete streets planning, design, and construction;
new text end

new text begin (3) the extent to which the project supports connections between communities and to
key destinations within a community;
new text end

new text begin (4) identified barriers or deficiencies in the nonmotorized transportation system;
new text end

new text begin (5) identified safety or health benefits;
new text end

new text begin (6) geographic equity in project benefits, with an emphasis on communities that are
historically and currently underrepresented in local or regional planning; and
new text end

new text begin (7) ability of a grantee to maintain the active transportation infrastructure following
project completion.
new text end

Sec. 98.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Certification and disbursal for project of political subdivision.

Before
disbursement of an appropriation made from the fund to the commissioner of transportation
for grants to subdivisions of the state, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end certifynew text begin thatnew text end:

(1) deleted text beginthat the project for which the grant is made has been reviewed as provided in
subdivision 4;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) thatdeleted text end the project conforms to the program authorized by the appropriation law and
rules adopted by the Department of Transportation consistent therewith; and

deleted text begin (3) thatdeleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end the financing of any estimated cost of the project in excess of the amount of
the grant is assured by the appropriation of the proceeds of bonds or other funds of the
subdivision, or by a grant from an agency of the federal government, within the amount of
funds then appropriated to that agency and allocated by it to projects within the state, and
by an irrevocable undertaking, in a resolution of the governing body of the subdivision, to
use all funds so made available exclusively for the project, and to pay any additional amount
by which the cost exceeds the estimate through appropriation to the construction fund of
additional funds or the proceeds of additional bonds to be issued by the subdivision.

Sec. 99.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 6b, is amended to read:


Subd. 6b.

Bridge costs in smaller cities.

(a) The commissioner may make grants from
the state transportation fund to a home rule or statutory city with a population of 5,000 or
less for design, engineering, and construction of bridges on city streets.

deleted text begin (b) Grants under this subdivision are subject to the procedures and criteria established
under subdivisions 5, 6, and 7.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Grants may be used for:

(1) 100 percent of the design and engineering costs that are in excess of $10,000;

(2) 100 percent of the bridge approach work costs that are in excess of $10,000; and

(3) 100 percent of the bridge construction work costs.

Sec. 100.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 6c, is amended to read:


Subd. 6c.

Fracture-critical bridges.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The commissioner may make a grant to any
political subdivision for replacement or rehabilitation of a fracture-critical bridge. To be
eligible for a grant under this subdivision, the project must produce a bridge structure:

(1) that is no longer classified as fracture critical, by having alternate load paths; and

(2) whose failure of a main component will not result in the collapse of the bridge.

deleted text begin (b) A grant under this subdivision is subject to the procedures and criteria established
under subdivisions 5 and 6.
deleted text end

Sec. 101.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Bridge grant program; rulemaking.

(a) The commissioner of transportation
shall develop rules, procedures for application for grants, conditions of grant administration,
standards, and criteria as provided under subdivision 6, including bridge specifications, in
cooperation with road authorities of political subdivisions, for use in the administration of
funds appropriated to the commissioner and for the administration of grants to subdivisions.
new text begin Grants under this section are subject to the procedures and criteria established in this
subdivision and in subdivisions 5 and 6.
new text end

(b) The maximum use of standardized bridges is encouraged. Regardless of the size of
the existing bridge, a bridge or replacement bridge is eligible for assistance from the state
transportation fund if a hydrological survey indicates that the bridge or replacement bridge
must be ten feet or more in length.

(c) As part of the standards or rules, the commissioner shall, in consultation with local
road authorities, establish a minimum distance between any two bridges that cross over the
same river, stream, or waterway, so that only one of the bridges is eligible for a grant under
this section. As appropriate, the commissioner may establish exceptions from the minimum
distance requirement or procedures for obtaining a variance.

(d) Political subdivisions may use grants made under this section to construct or
reconstruct bridges, including but not limited to:

(1) matching federal aid grants to construct or reconstruct key bridges;

(2) paying the costs to abandon an existing bridge that is deficient and in need of
replacement but where no replacement will be made; and

(3) paying the costs to construct a road or street to facilitate the abandonment of an
existing bridge if the commissioner determines that the bridge is deficient, and that
construction of the road or street is more economical than replacement of the existing bridge.

(e) Funds appropriated to the commissioner from the Minnesota state transportation
fund shall be segregated from the highway tax user distribution fund and other funds created
by article XIV of the Minnesota Constitution.

new text begin (f) The commissioner is prohibited from awarding a grant under this section for a local
bridge replacement or rehabilitation project with a total project cost estimate of $7,000,000
or more.
new text end

new text begin (g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the commissioner may award a grant under this
section for a portion of a local bridge replacement or rehabilitation project with a total
project cost estimate of $7,000,000 or more if every other local bridge replacement or
rehabilitation project on the commissioner's priority list with a total project cost estimate
of less than $7,000,000 has been fully funded.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 102.

new text begin [174.53] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) Beginning in fiscal years 2018 and 2019, the commissioner of transportation must
implement efficiencies equal to at least 15 percent of the appropriations made annually to
the commissioner from the trunk highway fund that are above base appropriations for fiscal
years 2018 and 2019.
new text end

new text begin (b) The efficiency savings resulting from the requirements in paragraph (a) are for the
construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation of trunk highways, including roads and bridges.
new text end

Sec. 103.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.56, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Availability of information. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must maintain an Internet Web
site that displays information for each major highway project. At a minimum, the information
must include the report contents identified in subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 104.

new text begin [174.57] SNOW AND ICE CONTROL; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) In a fiscal year in which the commissioner expends more than 110 percent of the
established biennial expenditure level for snow and ice management, the commissioner may
use an additional amount for this purpose that does not exceed 50 percent of the
unappropriated 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.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon using the appropriation authority in this section, the commissioner must notify
the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs, ranking minority members,
and staff of the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over
transportation finance. The notification must at a minimum identify the established biennial
expenditure level for snow and ice management and the amount appropriated under this
section.
new text end

new text begin (c) In each budget submission to the legislature under section 16A.11, the commissioner
must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the proposed biennial expenditure level for snow and ice management for the next
budget biennium; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the total amount expended or estimated to be expended under the appropriation in
this section for the budget biennium that is ending.
new text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of this section, "snow and ice management purposes" means the
following items relating to keeping the roads clear of snow and ice: overtime pay for existing
employees; fuel; maintenance and repair; and anti-icing treatments, salt, sand, or other
similar substances. "Snow and ice management purposes" does not include the hiring of
additional employees or purchasing additional vehicles or equipment.
new text end

Sec. 105.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 174.93, is amended to read:


174.93 deleted text beginGUIDEWAYdeleted text endnew text begin METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSITnew text end INVESTMENT.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings givendeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) deleted text end new text begin (b) "Busway" means a form of bus service provided to the public on a regular and
ongoing basis, including arterial or highway bus rapid transit, that (1) compared to other
regular route bus service, provides reduced travel time and uses distinct bus stop or station
amenities, and (2) does not primarily or substantially operate within separated rights-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportationdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end "Guideway" means a form of transportation service provided to the public on a
regular and ongoing basisdeleted text begin,deleted text end thatnew text begin primarily or substantiallynew text end operates deleted text beginon exclusive or controlleddeleted text end new text begin
within separated
new text end rights-of-way ornew text begin operates onnew text end rails deleted text beginin whole or in partdeleted text end, and includesnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end each line for intercity passenger rail, commuter rail, light rail transit,new text begin andnew text end streetcarsdeleted text begin,
and
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) as applicable, each line for dedicated bus service, which may include arterial or
highway
new text end bus rapid transitdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin, limited stop bus service, and express bus service; and
new text end

new text begin (3) any intermodal facility serving two or more lines identified in clauses (1) and (2).
Guideway does not include a busway.
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end "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.

new text begin (f) "Separated rights-of-way" includes exclusive, dedicated, or primary use of a
right-of-way by the public transportation service. Separated rights-of-way does not include
a shoulder, dynamic shoulder lane, or priced lane under section 160.93.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) For purposes of this section,deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end "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.

deleted text begin (c) For purposes of this section,deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end "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.

Subd. 1a.

new text beginGuideway new text endcapital project requests to legislature.

A state agency or local
unit of government that submits a request to the legislature to obtain state funds for a
guideway project shall, as part of the request, provide a summary financial plan for the
project that presents the following information as reflected by the data and level of detail
available in the latest phase of project development:

(1) capital expenditures and funding sources for the project, including expenditures to
date and total projected or estimated expenditures, with a breakdown by committed and
proposed sources of funds; and

(2) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures for the project, with a
breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds.

Subd. 2.

Legislative report.

(a) By deleted text beginJanuarydeleted text endnew text begin Octobernew text end 15deleted text begin, 2012, and by November 15deleted text end in
every deleted text beginodd-numbereddeleted text endnew text begin even-numberednew text end year deleted text beginthereafterdeleted text end, the deleted text begincommissioner shalldeleted text endnew text begin council mustnew text end
prepare, in collaboration with the deleted text beginMetropolitan Councildeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin a report on
comprehensive transit finance in the metropolitan area. The council must
new text end submit deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end report
electronically to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance deleted text beginconcerningdeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report must be structured to provide financial information in six-month increments
corresponding to state and local fiscal years, and must use consistent assumptions and
methodologies. The report must comprehensively identify all funding sources and
expenditures related to transit in the metropolitan area, including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) sources and uses of funds from regional railroad authorities, joint powers agreements,
counties, and cities;
new text end

new text begin (2) expenditures for transit planning, feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, and other
transit project development; and
new text end

new text begin (3) expenditures for guideways, busways, regular route bus service, demand-response
service, and special transportation service under section 473.386.
new text end

new text begin (c) The report must include a section that summarizesnew text end the status of new text begin(1) guideways in
revenue operation, and (2)
new text endguideway projects deleted text begin(1)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end currently in study, planning,
development, or construction; deleted text begin(2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end identified in the transportation policy plan under
section 473.146; or deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (iii)new text end identified in the comprehensive statewide freight and passenger
rail plan under section 174.03, subdivision 1b.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end At a minimum, thenew text begin guideways status section of thenew text end report must deleted text begininclude,deleted text endnew text begin providenew text end
for each guideway projectnew text begin wholly or partially in the metropolitan areanew text end:

(1) a brief description of the project, including projected ridership;

(2) a summary of the overall status and current phase of the project;

(3) a timeline that includes (i) project phases or milestonesnew text begin, including any federal
approvals
new text end; (ii) expected and known dates of commencement of each phase or milestone;
and (iii) expected and known dates of completion of each phase or milestone;

(4) a brief progress update on specific project phases or milestones completed since the
last previous submission of a report under this subdivision; and

(5) a summary financial plan that identifies, as reflected by the data and level of detail
available in the latest phase of project development and to the extent available:

(i) capital expenditures, including expenditures to date and total projected expenditures,
with a breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds for the project;

(ii) estimated annual operations and maintenance expenditures reflecting the level of
detail available in the current phase of the project development, with a breakdown by
committed and proposed sources of funds for the project; and

(iii) if feasible, project expenditures by budget activity.

new text begin (e) The report must include a section that summarizes the status of (1) busways in revenue
operation, and (2) busway projects currently in study, planning, development, or construction.
new text end

new text begin (f) The report must include a section that identifies the total ridership, farebox recovery
ratio, and per-passenger operating subsidy for (1) each route and line in revenue operation
by a transit provider, including guideways, busways, and regular route bus service; and (2)
demand-response service and special transportation service. The section must provide data,
as available on a per-passenger mile basis and must provide information for at least the
previous three years. The section must identify performance standards for farebox recovery
and identify each route and line that does not meet the standards.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end The report must also include a systemwide capacity analysis fornew text begin transit operations
and
new text end investment in deleted text beginguidewaydeleted text end expansion and maintenance that:

(1) provides a funding projection, annually over the ensuing ten years, and with a
breakdown by committed and proposed sources of funds, of:

(i) total capital expenditures for guidewaysnew text begin and for buswaysnew text end;

(ii) total operations and maintenance expenditures for guidewaysnew text begin and for buswaysnew text end;

(iii) total funding available for guidewaysnew text begin and for buswaysnew text end, including from projected or
estimated farebox recovery; and

(iv) total funding available for transit service in the metropolitan area; and

(2) evaluates the availability of funds and distribution of sources of funds for guidewaynew text begin
and for busway
new text end investments.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end The deleted text beginprojectiondeleted text endnew text begin capacity analysisnew text end under paragraph deleted text begin(c), clause (1),deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end must deleted text beginbe fordeleted text end
new text begin include new text endall guidewaynew text begin and buswaynew text end lines for which deleted text beginstatedeleted text endnew text begin publicnew text end funds are reasonably expected
to be expended in planning, development, construction, deleted text beginordeleted text end revenue operationnew text begin, or capital
maintenance
new text end during the ensuing ten years.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end Local units of government deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide assistance and information in a
timely manner as requested by the commissioner or council for completion of the report.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, and
applies beginning with the report due by October 15, 2018. This section applies in the
counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 106.

new text begin [219.016] HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RAIL SAFETY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin A hazardous materials rail safety program is
established for the purpose of reducing the risks associated with the transportation of oil,
ethanol, and other hazardous material by rail.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Accounts established. new text end

new text begin Two hazardous materials rail safety program accounts
are created, one in the special revenue fund and one in the bond proceeds fund. The account
in the special revenue fund consists of money as provided by law, and any other money
donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. Money in each account
is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation to make grants as provided in this
section. Money in the accounts is available until spent, notwithstanding section 16A.28 or
16A.642.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicant. new text end

new text begin A county, statutory or home rule charter city, or town that
is responsible for establishing and maintaining public highway-rail grade crossings on rail
corridors transporting crude oil and other hazardous materials may apply to the commissioner
for financial assistance under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible project. new text end

new text begin (a) A project is eligible for a grant from the account in the
bond proceeds fund if the project is for the acquisition or betterment of public land, buildings,
and other public improvements of a capital nature within the meaning of the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a) or (i), including capital costs associated with
hazardous materials rail safety projects on public highway-rail grade crossings. Qualifying
capital costs include but are not limited to upgrades to existing protection systems, the
closing of crossings and necessary roadwork, and reconstruction of at-grade crossings to
full grade separations.
new text end

new text begin (b) A project is eligible for a grant from the account in the special revenue fund if it is
for purposes described in paragraph (a) or other capital facility improvement purposes that
support the purposes for which this grant program is established, including capital costs
associated with planning, engineering, administration, and construction of public highway-rail
grade crossing improvements on rail corridors transporting crude oil and other hazardous
materials. Improvements may include upgrades to existing protection systems, the closing
of crossings and necessary roadwork, and reconstruction of at-grade crossings to full grade
separations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grants; criteria for grant award. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must consider the
following criteria to evaluate applications for a grant award under this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) whether the crossing was identified as a potential candidate for grade separation in
the Department of Transportation's crude by rail grade crossing study (Improvements to
Highway Grade Crossings and Rail Safety, December 2014);
new text end

new text begin (2) roadway traffic volumes and speeds;
new text end

new text begin (3) train volumes and speeds;
new text end

new text begin (4) adjacent land use;
new text end

new text begin (5) crash history;
new text end

new text begin (6) use of the crossing by emergency vehicles;
new text end

new text begin (7) use of the crossing by vehicles carrying hazardous materials; and
new text end

new text begin (8) local financial contributions to the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Process. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must develop forms and procedures for soliciting
and reviewing applications for grants under this section. An applicant must apply for a grant
in the manner and at the times determined by the commissioner. The grant agreement must
be approved by the commissioner of management and budget and is subject to cancellation
under subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Grant cancellation. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner determines that a grantee is unable
to proceed with an approved project or has not expended or obligated the grant money within
four years of entering into the grant agreement with the commissioner, the commissioner
must cancel the grant. Money canceled under this subdivision is available for the
commissioner to make other grants under this section.
new text end

Sec. 107.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 221.031, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2e. new text end

new text begin Exemptions for pipeline welding trucks. new text end

new text begin A pipeline welding truck, as defined
in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 390.38, paragraph (b), including an individual
operating a pipeline welding truck and the employer of the individual, is exempt from any
requirement relating to:
new text end

new text begin (1) registration as a motor carrier, including the requirement to obtain and display a
United States Department of Transportation number under subdivision 6 and section 168.185;
new text end

new text begin (2) driver qualifications under section 221.0314, subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (3) driving of commercial motor vehicles under section 221.0314, subdivision 6;
new text end

new text begin (4) parts, accessories, and inspection, repair, and maintenance of commercial motor
vehicles under section 221.0314, subdivisions 7 and 10; and
new text end

new text begin (5) hours of service of drivers, including maximum driving and on-duty time under
section 221.0314, subdivision 9.
new text end

Sec. 108.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 222.49, is amended to read:


222.49 RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT; APPROPRIATION.

The rail service improvement account is created in the special revenue fund in the state
treasury. The deleted text begincommissioner shall deposit in thisdeleted text end account deleted text beginalldeleted text endnew text begin consists of funds as provided
by law, and any other
new text end money deleted text beginappropriated to or received by the department for the purpose
of rail service improvement
deleted text endnew text begin donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the
account
new text end, excluding bond proceeds as authorized by article XI, section 5, clause (i)new text begin,new text end of the
Minnesota Constitution. All money so deposited is appropriated to the department for
expenditure for rail service improvement in accordance with applicable state and federal
law. This appropriation shall not lapse but shall be available until the purpose for which it
was appropriated has been accomplished. deleted text beginNo money appropriated to the department for the
purposes of administering the rail service improvement program shall be deposited in the
rail service improvement account nor shall such administrative costs be paid from the
account.
deleted text end

Sec. 109.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 222.50, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Grants.

The commissioner may approve grants from the rail service
improvement account for deleted text beginpayment of up to 50 percent of the nonfederal share of the cost
of any rail line project under the federal rail service continuation program
deleted text endnew text begin freight rail service
improvements that support economic development
new text end.

Sec. 110.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.15, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Estates subject to claims.

(a) If a person receives medical assistance hereunder,
on the person's death, if single, or on the death of the survivor of a married couple, either
or both of whom received medical assistance, or as otherwise provided for in this section,
the amount paid for medical assistance as limited under subdivision 2 for the person and
spouse shall be filed as a claim against the estate of the person or the estate of the surviving
spouse in the court having jurisdiction to probate the estate or to issue a decree of descent
according to sections 525.31 to 525.313.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the person's estate must consist of:

(1) the person's probate estate;

(2) all of the person's interests or proceeds of those interests in real property the person
owned as a life tenant or as a joint tenant with a right of survivorship at the time of the
person's death;

(3) all of the person's interests or proceeds of those interests in securities the person
owned in beneficiary form as provided under sections 524.6-301 to 524.6-311 at the time
of the person's death, to the extent the interests or proceeds of those interests become part
of the probate estate under section 524.6-307;

(4) all of the person's interests in joint accounts, multiple-party accounts, and pay-on-death
accounts, brokerage accounts, investment accounts, or the proceeds of those accounts, as
provided under sections 524.6-201 to 524.6-214 at the time of the person's death to the
extent the interests become part of the probate estate under section 524.6-207; and

(5) assets conveyed to a survivor, heir, or assign of the person through survivorship,
living trust, new text begintransfer-on-death of title or deed, new text endor other arrangements.

(c) For the purpose of this section and recovery in a surviving spouse's estate for medical
assistance paid for a predeceased spouse, the estate must consist of all of the legal title and
interests the deceased individual's predeceased spouse had in jointly owned or marital
property at the time of the spouse's death, as defined in subdivision 2b, and the proceeds of
those interests, that passed to the deceased individual or another individual, a survivor, an
heir, or an assign of the predeceased spouse through a joint tenancy, tenancy in common,
survivorship, life estate, living trust, or other arrangement. A deceased recipient who, at
death, owned the property jointly with the surviving spouse shall have an interest in the
entire property.

(d) For the purpose of recovery in a single person's estate or the estate of a survivor of
a married couple, "other arrangement" includes any other means by which title to all or any
part of the jointly owned or marital property or interest passed from the predeceased spouse
to another including, but not limited to, transfers between spouses which are permitted,
prohibited, or penalized for purposes of medical assistance.

(e) A claim shall be filed if medical assistance was rendered for either or both persons
under one of the following circumstances:

(1) the person was over 55 years of age, and received services under this chapter prior
to January 1, 2014;

(2) the person resided in a medical institution for six months or longer, received services
under this chapter, and, at the time of institutionalization or application for medical assistance,
whichever is later, the person could not have reasonably been expected to be discharged
and returned home, as certified in writing by the person's treating physician. For purposes
of this section only, a "medical institution" means a skilled nursing facility, intermediate
care facility, intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities, nursing
facility, or inpatient hospital;

(3) the person received general assistance medical care services under the program
formerly codified under chapter 256D; or

(4) the person was 55 years of age or older and received medical assistance services on
or after January 1, 2014, that consisted of nursing facility services, home and
community-based services, or related hospital and prescription drug benefits.

(f) The claim shall be considered an expense of the last illness of the decedent for the
purpose of section 524.3-805. Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, a state or
county agency with a claim under this section must be a creditor under section 524.6-307.
Any statute of limitations that purports to limit any county agency or the state agency, or
both, to recover for medical assistance granted hereunder shall not apply to any claim made
hereunder for reimbursement for any medical assistance granted hereunder. Notice of the
claim shall be given to all heirs and devisees of the decedent, and to other persons with an
ownership interest in the real property owned by the decedent at the time of the decedent's
death, whose identity can be ascertained with reasonable diligence. The notice must include
procedures and instructions for making an application for a hardship waiver under subdivision
5; time frames for submitting an application and determination; and information regarding
appeal rights and procedures. Counties are entitled to one-half of the nonfederal share of
medical assistance collections from estates that are directly attributable to county effort.
Counties are entitled to ten percent of the collections for alternative care directly attributable
to county effort.

Sec. 111.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue.

deleted text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision,
"net revenue" means an amount equal to the revenues, including interest and penalties,
collected under this section, during the fiscal year; less $32,000,000 in each fiscal year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(a) new text endOn or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
estimate the deleted text beginamount of the net revenuedeleted text endnew text begin revenues, including interest and penalties and minus
refunds, collected under this section
new text end for the current fiscal year.

deleted text begin (c) On or afterdeleted text endnew text begin (b) Bynew text end July deleted text begin1deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of
management and budget deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end transfer the deleted text beginnet revenue asdeleted text endnew text begin revenuesnew text end estimated deleted text beginindeleted text endnew text begin undernew text end
paragraph deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end from the general funddeleted text begin,deleted text end as follows:

new text begin (1) 38 percent to the county state-aid highway fund;
new text end

new text begin (2) 38 percent to the greater Minnesota transit account;
new text end

new text begin (3) 13 percent to the Minnesota state transportation fund; and
new text end

new text begin (4) 11 percent to the highway user tax distribution fund.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) $9,000,000 annually until January 1, 2015, and 50 percent annually thereafter to the
county state-aid highway fund.
deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the
commissioner of transportation deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end allocate the funds transferred under deleted text beginthisdeleted text endnew text begin paragraph
(b),
new text end clause new text begin(1), new text endto 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 deleted text beginshall
receive of such amount
deleted text endnew text begin receivesnew text end 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 deleted text beginclause;
and
deleted text endnew text begin paragraph.
new text end

deleted text begin (2) the remainder to the greater Minnesota transit account. deleted text end new text begin (d) The amount transferred
under paragraph (b), clause (3), must be used for the local bridge program under section
174.50, subdivisions 6 to 7.
new text end

new text begin (e) The revenues under this subdivision do not include the revenues, including interest
and penalties and minus refunds, generated by the sales tax imposed under section 297A.62,
subdivision 1a, which must be deposited as provided under the Minnesota Constitution,
article XI, section 15.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies beginning with transfers recognized in fiscal year 2018.
new text end

Sec. 112.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.94, is amended to read:


297A.94 DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(d) new text beginBeginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, the commissioner shall deposit
in the state treasury the revenues collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 1, including
interest and penalties and minus refunds, and credit them to the highway user tax distribution
fund.
new text end

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

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f) Beginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, in conjunction with the
deposit of revenues under paragraph (d), the commissioner shall deposit into the state
treasury and credit to the highway user tax distribution fund an amount equal to the estimated
revenues derived from the tax rate imposed under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, on the
lease or rental for not more than 28 days of rental motor vehicles subject to section 297A.64.
The commissioner shall estimate the amount of sales tax revenue deposited under this
paragraph based on the amount of revenue deposited under paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (g) Starting after July 1, 2017, the commissioner shall deposit an amount of the
remittances monthly into the state treasury and credit them to the highway user tax
distribution fund as a portion of the estimated amount of taxes collected from the sale and
purchase of motor vehicle repair parts in that month. For the remittances between July 1,
2017, and June 30, 2019, the monthly deposit amount is $6,001,000. For remittances in
each subsequent fiscal year, the monthly deposit amount is $17,173,000. For purposes of
this paragraph, "motor vehicle" has the meaning given in section 297B.01, subdivision 11,
and "motor vehicle repair and replacement parts" includes (i) all parts, tires, accessories,
and equipment incorporated into or affixed to the motor vehicle as part of the motor vehicle
maintenance and repair, and (ii) paint, oil, and other fluids that remain on or in the motor
vehicle as part of the motor vehicle maintenance or repair. For purposes of this paragraph,
"tire" means any tire of the type used on highway vehicles, if wholly or partially made of
rubber and if marked according to federal regulations for highway use.
new text end

new text begin (h) new text end72.43 percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties, transmitted to the
commissioner under section 297A.65, must be deposited by the commissioner in the state
treasury as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin(j) new text endThe revenues deposited under paragraphs (a) to deleted text begin(f)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end do not include the revenues,
including interest and penalties, generated by the sales tax imposed under section 297A.62,
subdivision 1a
, which must be deposited as provided under the Minnesota Constitution,
article XI, section 15.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 113.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.992, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10a. new text end

new text begin Termination of taxes; use of remaining funds. new text end

new text begin If the joint powers agreement
under subdivision 3 is terminated, funds received by a county in association with the
termination may be used for any of the purposes specified in section 297A.993, subdivision
2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 114.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297B.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Sale, sells, selling, purchase, purchased, or acquired.

(a) "Sale," "sells,"
"selling," "purchase," "purchased," or "acquired" means any transfer of title of any motor
vehicle, whether absolutely or conditionally, for a consideration in money or by exchange
or barter for any purpose other than resale in the regular course of business.

(b) Any motor vehicle utilized by the owner only by leasing such vehicle to others or
by holding it in an effort to so lease it, and which is put to no other use by the owner other
than resale after such lease or effort to lease, shall be considered property purchased for
resale.

(c) The terms also shall include any transfer of title or ownership of a motor vehicle by
other means, for or without consideration, except that these terms shall not include:

(1) the acquisition of a motor vehicle by inheritance from or by bequest ofnew text begin, or
transfer-on-death of title by
new text end, a decedent who owned it;

(2) the transfer of a motor vehicle which was previously licensed in the names of two
or more joint tenants and subsequently transferred without monetary consideration to one
or more of the joint tenants;

(3) the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of gift from a limited used vehicle dealer
licensed under section 168.27, subdivision 4a, to an individual, when the transfer is with
no monetary or other consideration or expectation of consideration and the parties to the
transfer submit an affidavit to that effect at the time the title transfer is recorded;

(4) the transfer of a motor vehicle by gift between:

(i) spouses;

(ii) parents and a child; or

(iii) grandparents and a grandchild;

(5) the voluntary or involuntary transfer of a motor vehicle between a husband and wife
in a divorce proceeding; or

(6) the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of a gift to an organization that is exempt from
federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code when the
motor vehicle will be used exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes.

Sec. 115.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 299D.03, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Training program.

The commissioner of public safety may provide training
programs for the purpose of obtaining qualified personnel for the State Patrol. Persons
accepted by the commissioner of public safety for training under this training program shall
be designated State Patrol trainees and shall receive a salary deleted text beginnot to exceeddeleted text endnew text begin no less thannew text end 70
percent of the basic salary for patrol officers as prescribed in subdivision 2, during the period
of the training. Nothing contained in this subdivision shall be construed to prevent the
commissioner of public safety from providing in-service training programs for State Patrol
officers. The commissioner of transportation shall furnish the commissioner of public safety
with lands and buildings necessary in providing in-service training programs and the
Department of Public Safety shall reimburse the Department of Transportation for all
reasonable costs incurred due to the provision of these training facilities.

Sec. 116.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 398A.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Application.

This section only applies to a county that has imposed the
metropolitan transportation sales and use tax under section 297A.992new text begin and applies whether
or not the tax is currently in effect
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 117.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 398A.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "project" means the initial construction
new text begin or extension new text endof a minimum operable segment of a new light rail transit or commuter rail
line, but does not include infill stations, project enhancements, deleted text beginextensions,deleted text end or supportive
infrastructure, constructed after the rail transit is operational.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 118.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.121, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Metropolitan area or area.

"Metropolitan area" or "area" means the area over
which the Metropolitan Council has jurisdiction, including only the counties of Anoka;
Carver; Dakota excluding the deleted text begincitydeleted text endnew text begin citiesnew text end of Northfieldnew text begin and Cannon Fallsnew text end; Hennepin excluding
the cities of Hanover and Rockford; Ramsey; Scott excluding the city of New Prague; and
Washington.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

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

Sec. 119.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.123, is amended to read:


473.123 METROPOLITAN COUNCIL.

Subdivision 1.

Creationnew text begin; membershipnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endA Metropolitan Council with jurisdiction
in the metropolitan area is established as a public corporation and political subdivision of
the state. It shall be under the supervision and control of deleted text begin17deleted text endnew text begin 27new text end members, all of whom deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin
must
new text end be residents of the metropolitan areadeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin and appointed as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) a county commissioner from each metropolitan county, appointed by the respective
county boards;
new text end

new text begin (2) a local elected official appointed from each Metropolitan Council district by the
municipal committee for the council district established in subdivision 2b;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (4) one person to represent nonmotorized transportation, appointed by the commissioner
of transportation;
new text end

new text begin (5) one person to represent freight transportation, appointed by the commissioner of
transportation; and
new text end

new text begin (6) one person to represent public transit, appointed by the commissioner of
transportation.
new text end

new text begin (b) The local elected offices identified in paragraph (a) are compatible with the office
of a Metropolitan Council member.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding any change to the definition of the metropolitan area in section
473.121, subdivision 2, the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Council is limited to the
seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

Subd. 2a.

Terms.

new text begin(a) new text endFollowing each apportionment of council districts, as provided
under subdivision 3a, deleted text begincouncil members must be appointed from newly drawn districts as
provided in subdivision 3a. Each council member, other than the chair, must reside in the
council district represented. Each council district must be represented by one member of
the council. The terms of members end with the term of the governor, except that all terms
expire on the effective date of the next apportionment. A member serves at the pleasure of
the governor.
deleted text end new text begin the municipal committee for each council district must appoint a local elected
official who resides in the district to serve on the Metropolitan Council for a two-year term.
A member's position on the Metropolitan Council becomes vacant if the member ceases to
be a local elected official or as provided in chapter 351, and any vacancy must be filled as
soon as practicable for the unexpired term in the same manner as the appointment for a
regular term.
new text endA member deleted text beginshall continuedeleted text endnew text begin continuesnew text end to serve the member's district until a
successor is appointed and qualified; except that, following each apportionment, the member
deleted text begin shall continuedeleted text endnew text begin continuesnew text end to serve at large until the deleted text begingovernor appoints 16 council members,
one
deleted text endnew text begin municipal committee for the council district appoints a membernew text end from deleted text begineach ofdeleted text end the newly
drawn council deleted text begindistrictsdeleted text endnew text begin districtnew text end as provided under subdivision 3a, to serve terms as provided
under this section. The appointment to the council must be made by the first Monday in
March of the year in which the term ends.

new text begin (b) A county commissioner is appointed to the Metropolitan Council for a two-year
term. In addition to the provisions in chapter 351, if a member appointed under this paragraph
ceases to be a county commissioner, the council position becomes vacant. A vacancy must
be filled as soon as practicable for the unexpired term in the same manner as the appointment
for a regular term.
new text end

new text begin (c) An individual appointed by the commissioner of transportation under subdivision 1
serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin Municipal committee in each council district. new text end

new text begin The governing body of each
home rule charter or statutory city and town in each Metropolitan Council district must
appoint a member to serve on a municipal committee for the council district. If a city or
town is in more than one council district, the governing body must appoint a member to
serve on each council district's municipal committee. A member appointed to a council
district's municipal committee must reside in the council district. In addition to appointing
a municipal committee member to serve as a member of the Metropolitan Council as provided
in subdivision 2a, the municipal committee must meet at least quarterly to discuss issues
relating to the Metropolitan Council.
new text end

Subd. 3.

deleted text beginMembership; appointment; qualificationsdeleted text endnew text begin Compensationnew text end.

(a) deleted text beginSixteen
members must be appointed by the governor from districts defined by this section. Each
council member must reside in the council district represented. Each council district must
be represented by one member of the council.
deleted text endnew text begin In addition to any compensation as a local
elected official, the council must pay each member of the council other than the chair or
the commissioner of transportation, or the commissioner's designee, $20,000 per year plus
reimbursement of actual and necessary expenses as approved by the council. The
commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee is not eligible for
compensation under this subdivision but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary
expenses.
new text end

(b) deleted text beginIn addition to the notice required by section 15.0597, subdivision 4, notice of
vacancies and expiration of terms must be published in newspapers of general circulation
in the metropolitan area and the appropriate districts. The governing bodies of the statutory
and home rule charter cities, counties, and towns having territory in the district for which
a member is to be appointed must be notified in writing. The notices must describe the
appointments process and invite participation and recommendations on the appointment.
deleted text endnew text begin
In addition to any compensation as a local elected official, the council must pay the chair
$40,000 per year plus reimbursement of actual and necessary expenses as approved by the
council.
new text end

deleted text begin (c) The governor shall create a nominating committee, composed of seven metropolitan
citizens appointed by the governor, to nominate persons for appointment to the council from
districts. Three of the committee members must be local elected officials. Following the
submission of applications as provided under section 15.0597, subdivision 5, the nominating
committee shall conduct public meetings, after appropriate notice, to accept statements from
or on behalf of persons who have applied or been nominated for appointment and to allow
consultation with and secure the advice of the public and local elected officials. The
committee shall hold the meeting on each appointment in the district or in a reasonably
convenient and accessible location in the part of the metropolitan area in which the district
is located. The committee may consolidate meetings. Following the meetings, the committee
shall submit to the governor a list of nominees for each appointment. The governor is not
required to appoint from the list.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) Before making an appointment, the governor shall consult with all members of the
legislature from the council district for which the member is to be appointed.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) Appointments to the council are subject to the advice and consent of the senate as
provided in section 15.066.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) Members of the council must be appointed to reflect fairly the various demographic,
political, and other interests in the metropolitan area and the districts.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g) Members of the council must be persons knowledgeable about urban and metropolitan
affairs.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (h) Any vacancy in the office of a council member shall immediately be filled for the
unexpired term. In filling a vacancy, the governor may forgo the requirements of paragraph
(c) if the governor has made appointments in full compliance with the requirements of this
subdivision within the preceding 12 months.
deleted text end

Subd. 3a.

Redistricting.

The legislature deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end redraw the boundaries of the council
districts after each decennial federal census so that each district has substantially equal
population. Redistricting is effective in the year ending in the numeral "3." Within 60 days
after a redistricting plan takes effect, the deleted text begingovernor shalldeleted text end new text beginmunicipal committees must new text endappoint
members from the newly drawn districts to serve terms as provided under subdivision 2a.

Subd. 3e.

District boundaries.

Metropolitan Council plan MC2013-1A, on file with
the Geographical Information Systems Office of the Legislative Coordinating Commission
and published on its Web site on April 9, 2013, is adopted and constitutes the redistricting
plan required by subdivision 3a. The boundaries of each Metropolitan Council district are
as described in that plan.

Subd. 4.

Chair; appointment, officers, selection; duties and compensation.

(a) The
chair of the Metropolitan Council deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be appointed by the governor as the deleted text begin17thdeleted text endnew text begin 28thnew text end
voting member thereof by and with the advice and consent of the senate to serve at the
pleasure of the governor to represent the metropolitan area at large. deleted text beginSenate confirmation
shall be as provided by section 15.066.
deleted text end

The chair of the Metropolitan Council deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end, if present, preside at meetings of the
council, have the primary responsibility for meeting with local elected officials, serve as
the principal legislative liaison, present to the governor and the legislature, after council
approval, the council's plans for regional governance and operations, serve as the principal
spokesperson of the council, and perform other duties assigned by the council or by law.

(b) The Metropolitan Council deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end elect other officers as it deems necessary for
the conduct of its affairs for a one-year term. A secretary and treasurer need not be members
of the Metropolitan Council. Meeting times and places deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be fixed by the
Metropolitan Council and special meetings may be called by a majority of the members of
the Metropolitan Council or by the chair. The chair and each Metropolitan Council member
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin must new text end be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.

(c) Each member of the council deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end attend and participate in council meetings
and meet regularly with local elected officials and legislative members from the council
member's district. Each council member deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end serve on at least one division committee
for transportation, environment, or community development.

(d) In the performance of its duties the Metropolitan Council may adopt policies and
procedures governing its operation, establish committees, and, when specifically authorized
by law, make appointments to other governmental agencies and districts.

Subd. 8.

General counsel.

The council may appoint a general counsel to serve at the
pleasure of the council.

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Authority to vote; quorum; votes required for action. new text end

new text begin (a) The members
appointed by the counties and municipal committees may vote on all matters before the
council. The commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee and the three
members appointed by the commissioner may vote only on matters in which the council is
acting as the metropolitan planning organization for the region as provided in section
473.146.
new text end

new text begin (b) A quorum is a majority of the members permitted to vote on a matter.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a quorum is present, the council may adopt its levy only if at least 60 percent of
the members present vote in favor of the levy.
new text end

new text begin (d) If a quorum is present, the council may adopt a metropolitan system plan or plan
amendment only if at least 60 percent of the members present vote in favor of its adoption.
new text end

new text begin (e) Except as provided in paragraphs (c) and (d), if a quorum is present, the council may
act on a majority vote of the members present.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; TRANSITION; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective
January 1, 2019, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 120.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Development guide: transportation.

The transportation chapter must include
policies relating to all transportation forms and be designed to promote the legislative
determinations, policies, and goals set forth in section 473.371. In addition to the
requirements of subdivision 1 regarding the contents of the policy plan, the nontransit
element of the transportation chapter must include the following:

(1) a statement of the needs and problems of the metropolitan area with respect to the
functions covered, including the present and prospective demand for and constraints on
access to regional business concentrations and other major activity centers and the constraints
on and acceptable levels of development and vehicular trip generation at such centers;

(2) the objectives of and the policies to be forwarded by the policy plan;

(3) a general description of the physical facilities and services to be developed;

(4) a statement as to the general location of physical facilities and service areas;

(5) a general statement of timing and priorities in the development of those physical
facilities and service areas;

(6) a detailed statement, updated every two years, of timing and priorities for
improvements and expenditures needed on the metropolitan highway system;

(7) a general statement on the level of public expenditure appropriate to the facilities;
and

(8) a long-range assessment of air transportation trends and factors that may affect airport
development in the metropolitan area and policies and strategies that will ensure a
comprehensive, coordinated, and timely investigation and evaluation of alternatives for
airport development.

The council shall develop the nontransit element in consultation with deleted text beginthe transportation
advisory board and
deleted text end the Metropolitan Airports Commission and cities having an airport
located within or adjacent to its corporate boundaries. The council shall also take into
consideration the airport development and operations plans and activities of the commission.
The council shall transmit the results to the state Department of Transportation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2019, and
applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 121.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Transportation planning.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end 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.

deleted text begin (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:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner's designee;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) one member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission appointed by the commission;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) one person appointed by the council to represent nonmotorized transportation;
deleted text end

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

deleted text begin (6) two persons appointed by the council to represent public transit;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (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;
deleted text end

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

deleted text begin (9) eight citizens appointed by the council, one from each council precinct;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10) one elected official from a city participating in the replacement service program
under section 473.388, appointed by the Suburban Transit Association; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (11) one member of the council, appointed by the council.
deleted text end

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2019, and
applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 122.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.388, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Financial assistance.

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