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HF 2249

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/17/2021 11:13am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/17/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; prohibiting the establishment of a bikeway if it would
eliminate or relocate disability parking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
160.263, subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 160.263, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Powers of political subdivisions.

(a) The governing body of any political
subdivision may by ordinance or resolution:

(1) designate any roadway or shoulder or portion thereof under its jurisdiction as a
bicycle lane or bicycle route;

(2) designate any sidewalk or portion thereof under its jurisdiction as a bicycle path
provided that the designation does not destroy a pedestrian way or pedestrian access;

(3) develop and designate bicycle paths;

(4) designate as bikeways all bicycle lanes, bicycle routes, and bicycle paths.

(b) A governing body may not prohibit or otherwise restrict operation of an
electric-assisted bicycle, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 27, on any bikeway,
roadway, or shoulder, unless the governing body determines that operation of the
electric-assisted bicycle is not consistent with (1) the safety or general welfare of bikeway,
roadway, or shoulder users; or (2) the terms of any property conveyance.

new text begin (c) A governing body is prohibited from establishing a bikeway in a segment of public
road right-of-way that results in the elimination or relocation of any disability parking that
is designated under section 169.346, subdivision 2.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2021.
new text end