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HF 4722

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/31/2022 03:43pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/31/2022

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; amending requirements governing certain advertisements,
public art, and signs within road rights-of-way; defining terms; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, sections 160.27, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 169.011,
by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 160.27, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

deleted text beginBicycle racks and bicycle storagedeleted text endnew text begin Micromobilitynew text end facilities.

new text begin (a) For purposes
of this subdivision, "micromobility facility" means an installation for micromobility devices
as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 40b, whether for personal use or shared mobility
services, that provides one or more of the following: a rack or docking station, a battery
charging or swapping station, or a storage facility.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endIn deleted text begincities of the first classdeleted text endnew text begin a statutory or home rule charter citynew text end, advertisements, public
art, and informational signs may be placed and maintained on deleted text beginbicycle racks and bicycle
storage facilities, and on any enclosure around them,
deleted text endnew text begin a micromobility facilitynew text end ifnew text begin:
new text end

(1) a road authority has issued a permit to the city authorizing the deleted text beginbicycle racks and
storage facilities
deleted text endnew text begin micromobility facilitynew text end to be placed within the right-of-way of a public
highwaydeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(2) the city has recommended and the road authority has authorized in the permit the
placement of advertisements, public art, and informational signs on the deleted text beginbicycle racks and
bicycle storage facilities,
deleted text endnew text begin micromobility facility;new text end and

(3) the placement does not create an unsafe situation.

new text begin (c)new text end Advertisements, public art, and information signs authorized under this subdivision
are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the road authority authorizing their
placement.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin Shared electric vehicle facilities. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "shared
electric vehicle facility" means an installation for one or more parking spaces that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) established as part of a shared mobility service;
new text end

new text begin (2) identified for use by all-electric vehicles as defined in section 169.011, subdivision
1a; and
new text end

new text begin (3) equipped to recharge an all-electric vehicle, recharge an all-electric vehicle energy
storage device, or provide for swapping an all-electric vehicle battery.
new text end

new text begin (b) In a statutory or home rule charter city, advertisements, public art, and informational
signs may be placed and maintained on a shared electric vehicle facility if:
new text end

new text begin (1) a road authority has issued a permit to the city authorizing the shared electric vehicle
facility to be placed within the right-of-way of a public highway;
new text end

new text begin (2) the city has recommended and the road authority has authorized in the permit the
placement of advertisements, public art, and informational signs on the shared electric
vehicle facility; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the placement does not create an unsafe situation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Advertisements, public art, and information signs authorized under this subdivision
are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the road authority authorizing their
placement.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 40b. new text end

new text begin Micromobility device. new text end

new text begin (a) "Micromobility device" means a vehicle that:
new text end

new text begin (1) is capable of: (i) being propelled solely by human power; (ii) being powered solely
by an electric motor drawing current from rechargeable storage batteries, fuel cells, or other
portable sources of electrical current; or (iii) both (i) and (ii);
new text end

new text begin (2) when solely powered by an electric motor, is not capable of propelling the vehicle
at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on a paved level surface; and
new text end

new text begin (3) has an unloaded weight of up to 500 pounds.
new text end

new text begin (b) Micromobility device includes a bicycle, a motorized foot scooter, and an electric
personal assistive mobility device. Micromobility device includes a motorized bicycle that
meets the requirements under paragraph (a).
new text end