relating to government finance; appropriating money for transportation,
Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities and programs; providing for
fund transfers, tort claims, and contingent appropriations; modifying policy
and tax provisions relating to transportation, transit, and public safety; making
technical and clarifying changes;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections
161.20, subdivision 3; 161.53; 163.051; 168A.01, subdivision 6a; 168A.29,
subdivision 1; 169A.37, subdivision 1; 169A.51, subdivision 2; 169A.55, by
adding a subdivision; 171.05, subdivision 2; 171.061, subdivision 4; 171.17,
by adding a subdivision; 171.30, subdivisions 1, 2a, by adding a subdivision;
171.306, subdivisions 1, 4; 174.40, by adding a subdivision; 219.1651; 297A.815,
subdivision 3; 297A.993, subdivisions 1, 2; 297B.01, subdivisions 14, 16;
297B.02, subdivision 3; 299E.01, subdivisions 2, 3; 299E.02; 398A.10, by adding
a subdivision; 473.39, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2009, chapter 9, section
1; 2013 S.F. No. 671, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, if enacted; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 161; 171; 174; 629; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.04, subdivision 6; 174.285, subdivision 8;
Minnesota Rules, parts 7503.0300, subpart 1; 7503.0800, subpart 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
1.21TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY APPROPRIATIONS
1.23The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
1.24in this article.
|Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
2.5The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to
2.6the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from
2.7the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
2.8indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that
2.9the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014,
2.10or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is
2.11fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
|Sec. 2. TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.
||Available for the Year
||Ending June 30
|Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
2.27The amounts that may be spent for each
2.28purpose are specified in the following
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 2.Multimodal Systems
2.33This appropriation is from the state
2.34airports fund and must be spent according
3.1to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
3.3The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
3.4and 2017 is $14,298,000 for each year.
3.5Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
3.616A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
3.7available for five years after appropriation.
3.8If the appropriation for either year is
3.9insufficient, the appropriation for the other
3.10year is available for it.
|(1) Airport Development and Assistance
|(2) Aviation Support and Services
3.15$65,000 in each year is from the state airports
3.16fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
|Appropriations by Fund
3.21$100,000 in each year is from the general
3.22fund for the administrative expenses of the
3.23Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
3.24under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.
3.25$78,000 in each year is from the general
3.26fund for grants to greater Minnesota transit
3.27providers as reimbursement for the costs of
3.28providing fixed route public transit rides free
3.29of charge under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.30174.24, subdivision 7, for veterans certified
|Appropriations by Fund
3.33This appropriation is from the general
3.34fund for passenger rail system planning,
4.1alternatives analysis, environmental analysis,
4.2design, and preliminary engineering under
4.3Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to
|(c) Passenger Rail
4.9$500,000 in the first year is from the general
4.10fund to pay for the department's share of costs
4.11associated with the cleanup of contaminated
4.12state rail bank property. This appropriation is
4.13available until expended.
|Appropriations by Fund
4.15This appropriation is from the general fund
4.16for non-infrastructure activities in the safe
4.17routes to school program under Minnesota
4.18Statutes, section 174.40, subdivision 7a.
|(e) Safe Routes to School
|(a) Operations and Maintenance
|(b) Program Planning and Delivery
4.26$250,000 in each year is for the department's
4.27administrative costs for creation and
4.28operation of the Joint Program Office for
4.29Economic Development and Alternative
4.30Finance, including costs of hiring a
4.31consultant and preparing required reports.
4.32$130,000 in each year is available for
4.33administrative costs of the targeted group
5.1$266,000 in each year is available for grants
5.2to metropolitan planning organizations
5.3outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
5.4$75,000 in each year is available for a
5.5transportation research contingent account
5.6to finance research projects that are
5.7reimbursable from the federal government or
5.8from other sources. If the appropriation for
5.9either year is insufficient, the appropriation
5.10for the other year is available for it.
5.11$900,000 in each year is available for
5.12grants for transportation studies outside
5.13the metropolitan area to identify critical
5.14concerns, problems, and issues. These
5.15grants are available: (1) to regional
5.16development commissions; (2) in regions
5.17where no regional development commission
5.18is functioning, to joint powers boards
5.19established under agreement of two or
5.20more political subdivisions in the region to
5.21exercise the planning functions of a regional
5.22development commission; and (3) in regions
5.23where no regional development commission
5.24or joint powers board is functioning, to the
5.25department's district office for that region.
5.26$75,000 in the first year is from the highway
5.27user tax distribution fund to the commissioner
5.28for a grant to the Humphrey School of Public
5.29Affairs at the University of Minnesota for
5.30WorkPlace Telework program congestion
5.31relief efforts consisting of maintenance of
5.32Web site tools and content. This is a onetime
5.33appropriation and is available in the second
|Appropriations by Fund
|(c) State Road Construction Activity
6.3This appropriation is to complete projects
6.4using funds made available to the
6.5commissioner of transportation under
6.6title XII of the American Recovery and
6.7Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law
6.8111-5, and implemented under Minnesota
6.9Statutes, section 161.36, subdivision 7. The
6.10base appropriation is $1,000,000 in fiscal
6.11year 2016 and $0 in fiscal year 2017.
|(1) Economic Recovery Funds - Federal
6.13It is estimated that these appropriations will
6.14be funded as follows:
|(2) State Road Construction
6.19The commissioner of transportation shall
6.20notify the chairs and ranking minority
6.21members of the legislative committees with
6.22jurisdiction over transportation finance of
6.23any significant events that should cause these
6.24estimates to change.
6.25This appropriation is for the actual
6.26construction, reconstruction, and
6.27improvement of trunk highways, including
6.28design-build contracts and consultant usage
6.29to support these activities. This includes the
6.30cost of actual payment to landowners for
6.31lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
6.32payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
7.1The base appropriation for state road
7.2construction for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
7.3is $645,000,000 in each year.
7.4$10,000,000 in each year is for the
7.5transportation economic development
7.6program under Minnesota Statutes, section
7.8The commissioner may expend up to one-half
7.9of one percent of the federal appropriations
7.10under this clause as grants to opportunity
7.11industrialization centers and other nonprofit
7.12job training centers for job training programs
7.13related to highway construction.
7.14The commissioner may transfer up to
7.15$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
7.16revolving loan fund.
7.17The commissioner may receive money
7.18covering other shares of the cost of
7.19partnership projects. These receipts are
7.20appropriated to the commissioner for these
|Appropriations by Fund
|Highway User Taxes
7.23$148,917,000 in the first year and
7.24$180,321,000 in the second year are for
7.25transfer to the state bond fund. If an
7.26appropriation is insufficient to make all
7.27transfers required in the year for which it is
7.28made, the commissioner of management and
7.29budget shall notify the senate Committee
7.30on Finance and the house of representatives
7.31Committee on Ways and Means of the
7.32amount of the deficiency and shall then
7.33transfer that amount under the statutory open
7.34appropriation. Any excess appropriation
7.35cancels to the trunk highway fund.
|(d) Highway Debt Service
|(e) Electronic Communications
8.5The general fund appropriation is to equip
8.6and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
8.7Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
|Appropriations by Fund
8.10This appropriation is from the county
8.11state-aid highway fund under Minnesota
8.12Statutes, sections 161.082 to 161.085, and
8.13chapter 162, and is available until spent.
8.14If the commissioner of transportation
8.15determines that a balance remains in the
8.16county state-aid highway fund following
8.17the appropriations and transfers made in
8.18this subdivision, and that the appropriations
8.19made are insufficient for advancing county
8.20state-aid highway projects, an amount
8.21necessary to advance the projects, not to
8.22exceed the balance in the county state-aid
8.23highway fund, is appropriated in each year
8.24to the commissioner. Within two weeks
8.25of a determination under this contingent
8.26appropriation, the commissioner of
8.27transportation shall notify the commissioner
8.28of management and budget and the chairs
8.29and ranking minority members of the
8.30legislative committees with jurisdiction over
8.31transportation finance concerning funds
|(a) County State-Aid Roads
9.1This appropriation is from the municipal
9.2state-aid street fund for the purposes under
9.3Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162, and is
9.4available until spent.
9.5If the commissioner of transportation
9.6determines that a balance remains in the
9.7municipal state-aid street fund following
9.8the appropriations made in this subdivision,
9.9and that the appropriations made are
9.10insufficient for advancing municipal state-aid
9.11street projects, an amount necessary to
9.12advance the projects, not to exceed the
9.13balance in the municipal state-aid street
9.14fund, is appropriated in each year to
9.15the commissioner. Within two weeks
9.16of a determination under this contingent
9.17appropriation, the commissioner of
9.18transportation shall notify the commissioner
9.19of management and budget and the chairs
9.20and ranking minority members of the
9.21legislative committees with jurisdiction over
9.22transportation finance concerning funds
|(b) Municipal State-Aid Roads
|Subd. 5.Agency Management
|(a) Agency Services
|Appropriations by Fund
9.33If the appropriation for either year is
9.34insufficient, the appropriation for the other
9.35year is available for it.
10.2(a) With the approval of the commissioner of
10.3management and budget, the commissioner
10.4of transportation may transfer unencumbered
10.5balances among the appropriations from the
10.6trunk highway fund and the state airports
10.7fund made in this section. No transfer
10.8may be made from the appropriations for
10.9state road construction or for debt service.
10.10Transfers under this paragraph may not be
10.11made between funds. Transfers under this
10.12paragraph must be reported immediately to
10.13the chairs and ranking minority members of
10.14the legislative committees with jurisdiction
10.15over transportation finance.
10.16(b) The commissioner shall transfer from
10.17the flexible highway account in the county
10.18state-aid highway fund: (1) $5,700,000 in
10.19the first year to the trunk highway fund; (2)
10.20$13,000,000 in the first year to the municipal
10.21turnback account in the municipal state-aid
10.22street fund; (3) $10,000,000 in the second
10.23year to the municipal turnback account in
10.24the municipal state-aid street fund; and (4)
10.25the remainder in each year to the county
10.26turnback account in the county state-aid
10.27highway fund. The funds transferred are
10.28for highway turnback purposes as provided
10.29under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.081,
|Appropriations by Fund
10.33Any money appropriated to the commissioner
10.34of transportation for state road construction
10.35for any fiscal year before the first year is
11.1available to the commissioner during the
11.2biennium to the extent that the commissioner
11.3spends the money on the state road
11.4construction project for which the money
11.5was originally encumbered during the fiscal
11.6year for which it was appropriated. The
11.7commissioner of transportation shall report to
11.8the commissioner of management and budget
11.9by August 1, 2013, and August 1, 2014, on
11.10a form the commissioner of management
11.11and budget provides, on expenditures made
11.12during the previous fiscal year that are
11.13authorized by this subdivision.
|Subd. 7.Previous State Road Construction
11.15The commissioner of transportation, with
11.16the approval of the governor and the
11.17written approval of at least five members
11.18of a group consisting of the members of
11.19the Legislative Advisory Commission
11.20under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30,
11.21and the ranking minority members of the
11.22legislative committees with jurisdiction over
11.23transportation finance, may transfer all or
11.24part of the unappropriated balance in the
11.25trunk highway fund to an appropriation:
11.26(1) for trunk highway design, construction,
11.27or inspection in order to take advantage of
11.28an unanticipated receipt of income to the
11.29trunk highway fund or to take advantage
11.30of federal advanced construction funding;
11.31(2) for trunk highway maintenance in order
11.32to meet an emergency; or (3) to pay tort
11.33or environmental claims. Nothing in this
11.34subdivision authorizes the commissioner
11.35to increase the use of federal advanced
11.36construction funding beyond amounts
12.1specifically authorized. Any transfer as
12.2a result of the use of federal advanced
12.3construction funding must include an
12.4analysis of the effects on the long-term
12.5trunk highway fund balance. The amount
12.6transferred is appropriated for the purpose of
12.7the account to which it is transferred.
|Subd. 8.Contingent Appropriation
12.9This appropriation is from the general fund
12.10for transit system operations under Minnesota
12.11Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.
12.12The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
12.13and 2017 is $76,686,000 in each year.
12.14$37,000,000 in the first year is for the
12.15Southwest Corridor light rail transit line
12.16from the Hiawatha light rail transit line in
12.17downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, to be
12.18used for environmental studies, preliminary
12.19engineering, acquisition of real property, or
12.20interests in real property, and design. This
12.21is a onetime appropriation and is available
|Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
|Sec. 5. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
12.31The amounts that may be spent for each
12.32purpose are specified in the following
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 2.Administration and Related Services
|(a) Office of Communications
|Appropriations by Fund
|(b) Public Safety Support
13.10$380,000 in each year is from the general
13.11fund for payment of public safety officer
13.12survivor benefits under Minnesota Statutes,
13.13section 299A.44. If the appropriation for
13.14either year is insufficient, the appropriation
13.15for the other year is available for it.
13.16$1,367,000 in each year is from the general
13.17fund to be deposited in the public safety
13.18officer's benefit account. This money
13.19is available for reimbursements under
13.20Minnesota Statutes, section
13.21$600,000 in each year is from the general
13.22fund and $100,000 in each year is from the
13.23trunk highway fund for soft body armor
13.24reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
13.26$792,000 in each year is from the general
13.27fund for transfer by the commissioner of
13.28management and budget to the trunk highway
13.29fund on December 31, 2013, and December
13.3031, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse
13.31the trunk highway fund for expenses not
13.32related to the fund. These represent amounts
13.33appropriated out of the trunk highway
13.34fund for general fund purposes in the
13.35administration and related services program.
14.1$610,000 in each year is from the highway
14.2user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
14.3commissioner of management and budget
14.4to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
14.52013, and December 31, 2014, respectively,
14.6in order to reimburse the trunk highway
14.7fund for expenses not related to the fund.
14.8These represent amounts appropriated out
14.9of the trunk highway fund for highway
14.10user tax distribution fund purposes in the
14.11administration and related services program.
14.12$716,000 in each year is from the highway
14.13user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
14.14commissioner of management and budget to
14.15the general fund on December 31, 2013, and
14.16December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to
14.17reimburse the general fund for expenses not
14.18related to the fund. These represent amounts
14.19appropriated out of the general fund for
14.20operation of the criminal justice data network
14.21related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
14.22Before January 15, 2015, the commissioner
14.23of public safety shall review the amounts and
14.24purposes of the transfers under this paragraph
14.25and shall recommend necessary changes to
14.26the legislative committees with jurisdiction
14.27over transportation finance.
|Appropriations by Fund
|(c) Technology and Support Service
|Appropriations by Fund
|Subd. 3.State Patrol
|(a) Patrolling Highways
|Appropriations by Fund
|(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
15.7This appropriation is from the general fund.
15.8$1,250,000 in each year is to implement the
15.9recommendations of the advisory committee
15.10on Capitol Area Security under Minnesota
15.11Statutes, section 299E.04, including the
15.12creation of an emergency manager position
15.13under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.01,
15.14subdivision 2, and an increase in the number
15.15of State Patrol troopers and other security
15.16officers assigned to the Capitol complex.
15.17The commissioner may not: (1) spend
15.18any money from the trunk highway fund
15.19for capitol security; or (2) permanently
15.20transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
15.21highways activity to capitol security.
15.22The commissioner may not transfer any
15.23money appropriated to the commissioner
15.24under this section: (1) to capitol security; or
15.25(2) from capitol security.
|(c) Capitol Security
15.27This appropriation is from the highway user
15.28tax distribution fund.
15.29This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
15.30registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
15.31liabilities from individuals and businesses
15.32that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
15.33and (2) illegal or improper activity related
16.1to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
|(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
|Subd. 4.Driver and Vehicle Services
|(a) Vehicle Services
16.8The special revenue fund appropriation is
16.9from the vehicle services operating account.
16.10$650,000 in each year is from the special
16.11revenue fund for seven additional positions
16.12to enhance customer service related to
16.13vehicle title issuance.
16.14$521,000 in the second year is from
16.15the special revenue fund for the vehicle
16.16services portion of a new telephone
16.17system and is for transfer to the Office of
16.18Enterprise Technology for construction and
16.19development of the system. This is a onetime
16.20appropriation and is available until expended.
16.21The base appropriation from the special
16.22revenue fund is $27,909,000 for fiscal year
16.232016 and $27,909,000 for fiscal year 2017.
|Appropriations by Fund
|(b) Driver Services
16.28The special revenue fund appropriation is
16.29from the driver services operating account.
16.30$71,000 in the second year is from the special
16.31revenue fund for one additional position
16.32related to facial recognition.
16.33$279,000 in the second year is from
16.34the special revenue fund for the driver
17.1services portion of a new telephone
17.2system and is for transfer to the Office of
17.3Enterprise Technology for construction and
17.4development of the system. This is a onetime
17.5appropriation and is available until expended.
17.6$37,000 in the first year and $33,000 in the
17.7second year are from the special revenue
17.8fund for one half-time position to assist with
17.9the Novice Driver Improvement Task Force
17.10under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.0701,
17.11subdivision 1a. The base appropriation for
17.12this position is $6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
17.13$0 in fiscal year 2017.
17.14$67,000 in the second year is from the
17.15special revenue fund for one new position to
17.16administer changes to the ignition interlock
17.17program. The base appropriation for this
17.18position in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is
17.19$62,000 in each year.
17.20The base appropriation from the special
17.21revenue fund is $28,851,000 for fiscal year
17.222016 and $28,845,000 for fiscal year 2017.
|Appropriations by Fund
17.24The commissioner of public safety shall
17.25spend 50 percent of the money available to
17.26the state under United States Code, title 23,
17.27section 164, and the remaining 50 percent
17.28must be transferred to the commissioner
17.29of transportation for hazard elimination
17.30activities under United States Code, title 23,
|Subd. 5.Traffic Safety
17.33This appropriation is from the pipeline safety
17.34account in the special revenue fund.
|Subd. 6.Pipeline Safety
18.2This appropriation is to the commissioner of
18.3management and budget.
18.4If the appropriation for either year is
18.5insufficient, the appropriation for the other
18.6year is available for it.
|Sec. 6. TORT CLAIMS
Sec. 7. REAUTHORIZATION; 2008 BOND SALE EXPENSES FOR TRUNK
18.9$1,414,600 of the amount appropriated in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section
18.106, for trunk highway bond sale expenses, which was reported to the legislature according
18.11to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, subdivision 1, is reauthorized and does not cancel
18.12under the terms of that subdivision. This appropriation for the bond sale expenses and the
18.13bond sale authorization in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section 7, subdivision 1, as
18.14amended, are available until December 31, 2019.
18.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Section 1. BOND APPROPRIATIONS.
18.19The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the
18.20bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, to the state
18.21agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond
18.22proceeds must be spent as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, articles XI and XIV.
18.23Unless otherwise specified, money appropriated in this article for a capital program or
18.24project may be used to pay state agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital
18.25program or project in accordance with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner
18.26of management and budget.
|Department of Transportation
|Department of Management and Budget
19.2(a) This appropriation is to the commissioner
19.3of transportation for the corridors of
19.4commerce program under Minnesota
19.5Statutes, section 161.088.
19.6(b) The appropriation in this section is for
19.7the actual construction, reconstruction, and
19.8improvement of trunk highways, including
19.9design-build contracts and consultant usage
19.10to support these activities. This includes the
19.11cost of actual payments to landowners for
19.12lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
19.13payments to lessees, interest subsidies, and
19.15(c) The commissioner may use up to 17
19.16percent for program delivery.
|Sec. 2. CORRIDORS OF COMMERCE
19.18This appropriation is to the commissioner
19.19of management and budget for bond
19.20sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes,
19.21sections 16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50,
|Sec. 3. BOND SALE EXPENSES
Sec. 4. BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
19.24 To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in
19.25the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
19.26bonds of the state in an amount up to $300,300,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and
19.27with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and by the
19.28Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts requested
19.29by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest
19.30and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be deposited in the bond
19.31proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.
20.1This article is effective July 1, 2014.
20.3TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE
Section 1. [161.088] CORRIDORS OF COMMERCE PROGRAM.
20.5 Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have
20.6the meanings given:
20.7(1) "beyond the project limits" means any point that is located:
20.8(i) outside of the project limits;
20.9(ii) along the same trunk highway; and
20.10(iii) within the same region of the state;
20.11(2) "city" means a statutory or home rule charter city;
20.12(3) "program" means the corridors of commerce program established in this section;
20.14(4) "project limits" means the estimated construction limits of a project for trunk
20.15highway construction, reconstruction, or maintenance, that is a candidate for selection
20.16under the corridors of commerce program.
20.17 Subd. 2. Program authority, funding. (a) As provided in this section, the
20.18commissioner shall establish a corridors of commerce program for trunk highway
20.19construction, reconstruction, and improvement, including maintenance operations, that
20.20improves commerce in the state.
20.21(b) The commissioner may expend funds under the program from appropriations to
20.22the commissioner that are:
20.23(1) made specifically by law for use under this section;
20.24(2) at the discretion of the commissioner, made for the budget activities in the state
20.25roads program of operations and maintenance, program planning and delivery, or state
20.26road construction; and
20.27(3) made for the corridor investment management strategy program, unless specified
20.29(c) The commissioner shall include in the program the cost participation policy for
20.30local units of government.
20.31 Subd. 3. Project classification. The commissioner shall determine whether each
20.32candidate project can be classified into at least one of the following classifications:
20.33(1) capacity development, for a project on a segment of a trunk highway where the
21.1(i) is not a divided highway, and that highway is an expressway or freeway beyond
21.2the project limits;
21.3(ii) contains a highway terminus that lacks an intersection or interchange with
21.4another trunk highway;
21.5(iii) contains fewer lanes of travel compared to that highway beyond the project
21.7(iv) contains a location that is proposed as a new interchange or to be reconstructed
21.8from an intersection to an interchange; or
21.9(2) freight improvement, for an asset preservation or replacement project that can
21.11(i) removing or reducing barriers to commerce;
21.12(ii) easing or preserving freight movement;
21.13(iii) supporting emerging industries; or
21.14(iv) providing connections between the trunk highway system and other
21.15transportation modes for the movement of freight.
21.16 Subd. 4. Project eligibility. (a) The commissioner shall establish eligibility
21.17requirements for projects that can be funded under the program. Eligibility must include:
21.18(1) consistency with the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section
21.20(2) location of the project on an interregional corridor, for a project located outside
21.21of the Department of Transportation metropolitan district;
21.22(3) placement into at least one project classification under subdivision 3;
21.23(4) a maximum length of time, as determined by the commissioner, until
21.24commencement of construction work on the project; and
21.25(5) for each type of project classification under subdivision 3, a maximum allowable
21.26amount for the total project cost estimate, as determined by the commissioner with
21.28(b) A project whose construction is programmed in the state transportation
21.29improvement program is not eligible for funding under the program. This paragraph does
21.30not apply to a project that is programmed as result of selection under this section.
21.31(c) A project may be, but is not required to be, identified in the 20-year state highway
21.32capital investment plan under section 174.03.
21.33 Subd. 5. Project selection process; criteria. (a) The commissioner shall establish a
21.34process for identification, evaluation, and selection of projects under the program.
21.35(b) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner shall annually accept
21.36recommendations on candidate projects from area transportation partnerships and other
22.1interested stakeholders in each Department of Transportation district. For each candidate
22.2project identified under this paragraph, the commissioner shall determine eligibility,
22.3classify, and if appropriate, evaluate the project for the program.
22.4(c) Project evaluation and prioritization must be performed on the basis of objective
22.5criteria, which must include:
22.6(1) a return on investment measure that provides for comparison across eligible
22.8(2) measurable impacts on commerce and economic competitiveness;
22.9(3) efficiency in the movement of freight, including but not limited to:
22.10(i) measures of annual average daily traffic and commercial vehicle miles traveled,
22.11which may include data near the project location on that trunk highway or on connecting
22.12trunk and local highways; and
22.13(ii) measures of congestion or travel time reliability, which may be within or near
22.14the project limits, or both;
22.15(4) improvements to traffic safety;
22.16(5) connections to regional trade centers, local highway systems, and other
22.18(6) the extent to which the project addresses multiple transportation system policy
22.19objectives and principles; and
22.20(7) support and consensus for the project among members of the surrounding
22.22(d) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner may divide funding
22.23to be separately available among projects within each classification under subdivision 3,
22.24and may apply separate or modified criteria among those projects falling within each
22.26 Subd. 6. Funding allocations; operations and maintenance. In identifying the
22.27amount of funding allocated to a project under the program, the commissioner may
22.28include allocations of funds for operations and maintenance resulting from that project,
22.29that are assigned in future years following completion of the project, subject to available
22.30funds for the program in those years from eligible sources.
22.31 Subd. 7. Legislative report, evaluation. (a) Starting in 2014, annually by November
22.321, the commissioner shall electronically submit a report on the corridors of commerce
22.33program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
22.34jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must include:
23.1(1) a summary of the program, including a review of the project selection process,
23.2eligibility and criteria, funds expended in the previous selection cycle, and total funds
23.3expended since program inception;
23.4(2) a listing of projects funded under the program in the previous selection cycle,
23.6(i) project classification;
23.7(ii) a breakdown of project costs and funding sources;
23.8(iii) any future operating costs assigned under subdivision 6; and
23.9(iv) a brief description that is comprehensible to a lay audience;
23.10(3) a listing of candidate project recommendations required under subdivision 5,
23.11paragraph (b), including project classification and disposition in the selection process; and
23.12(4) any recommendations for changes to statutory requirements of the program.
23.13(b) Starting in 2016, and in every even-numbered year thereafter, the commissioner
23.14shall incorporate into the report the results of an independent evaluation of impacts and
23.15effectiveness of the program. The evaluation must be performed by agency staff or a
23.16consultant. The individual or individuals performing the evaluation must have experience
23.17in program evaluation, but must not be regularly involved in the program's implementation.
23.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.20, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Trunk highway fund appropriations.
The commissioner may expend
trunk highway funds only for trunk highway purposes. Payment of expenses related
to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory, Explore Minnesota Tourism kiosks,
Minnesota Safety Council,
driver education programs, Emergency Medical
Services Board, Mississippi River Parkway Commission, payments to MN.IT Services in
23.25excess of actual costs incurred for trunk highway purposes,
and personnel costs incurred
on behalf of the Governor's Office do not further a highway purpose and do not aid in the
construction, improvement, or maintenance of the highway system.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.53, is amended to read:
23.29161.53 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
(a) The commissioner may set aside in each fiscal year up to two percent of the total
amount of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than county state-aid and
municipal state-aid highway funds for transportation research including public and private
research partnerships. The commissioner shall spend this money for (1) research to improve
the design, construction, maintenance, management, and environmental compatibility
of transportation systems, including research into and implementation of innovations
in bridge-monitoring technology and bridge inspection technology; bridge inspection
techniques and best practices; and the cost-effectiveness of deferred or lower cost highway
and bridge design and maintenance activities and their impacts on long-term trunk highway
costs and maintenance needs; (2) research on transportation policies that enhance energy
efficiency and economic development; (3) programs for implementing and monitoring
research results; and (4) development of transportation education and outreach activities.
(b) Of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than state-aid funds, the
commissioner shall spend at least 0.1 percent, but not exceeding
in any fiscal year, for research and related activities performed by the Center for
Transportation Studies of the University of Minnesota. The center shall establish a
technology transfer and training center for Minnesota transportation professionals. By
24.14June 30, 2018, the center shall conduct research on transportation policy and economic
24.15competitiveness, including, but not limited to, innovative transportation finance options
24.16and economic development, transportation impacts of industry clusters and freight, and
24.17transportation technology impacts on economic competitiveness.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 163.051, is amended to read:
METROPOLITAN COUNTY WHEELAGE TAX.
Subdivision 1. Tax authorized.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph
board of commissioners of each
county is authorized to levy by resolution
of $5 for the year 1972 and each subsequent year thereafter by resolution
24.23 at the rate specified in paragraph (b),
on each motor vehicle that is kept in such county
when not in operation and that is subject to annual registration and taxation under chapter
168. The board may provide by resolution for collection of the wheelage tax by county
officials or it may request that the tax be collected by the state registrar of motor vehicles
The state registrar of motor vehicles shall collect such tax on behalf of the county if
requested, as provided in subdivision 2.
(b) The wheelage tax under this section is at the rate of:
24.30(1) from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2017, $10 per year for each county
24.31that authorizes the tax; and
24.32(2) on and after January 1, 2018, up to $20 per year, in any increment of a whole
24.33dollar, as specified by each county that authorizes the tax.
The following vehicles are exempt from the wheelage tax:
(1) motorcycles, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 44
(2) motorized bicycles, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 45
(3) electric-assisted bicycles, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 27 ; and
25.3 (4) (3)
motorized foot scooters, as defined in section
169.011, subdivision 46
25.4(d) For any county that authorized the tax prior to the effective date of this section,
25.5the wheelage tax continues at the rate provided under paragraph (b).
Subd. 2. Collection by registrar of motor vehicles.
The wheelage tax levied by
county, if made collectible by the state registrar of motor vehicles,
shall be certified by the county auditor to the registrar not later than August 1 in the year
before the calendar year or years for which the tax is levied, and the registrar shall collect
such tax with the motor vehicle taxes on the affected vehicles for such year or years.
Every owner and every operator of such a motor vehicle shall furnish to the registrar all
information requested by the registrar. No state motor vehicle tax on any such motor
vehicle for any such year shall be received or deemed paid unless the applicable wheelage
tax is paid therewith.
The proceeds of the wheelage tax levied by any metropolitan county,
25.15 less any amount retained by the registrar to pay costs of collection of the wheelage tax,
25.16 shall be paid to the commissioner of management and budget and deposited in the state
25.17 treasury to the credit of the county wheelage tax fund of each metropolitan county.
Subd. 2a. Tax proceeds deposited; costs of collection; appropriation.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the state registrar of motor vehicles shall
deposit the proceeds of the wheelage tax imposed by subdivision 2, to the credit of the
county wheelage tax
county. The amount necessary to
pay the costs of collection of said tax is appropriated from the county wheelage tax
county to the state registrar of motor vehicles.
Subd. 3. Distribution to
metropolitan county; appropriation. On or before
25.25 April 1 in 1972 and each subsequent year, the commissioner of management and budget
25.26 On a monthly basis, the registrar of motor vehicles
shall issue a warrant in favor of the
treasurer of each
county for which the registrar has collected a wheelage tax
in the amount of such tax then on hand in the county wheelage tax
is hereby appropriated from the county wheelage tax
each year, to each
county entitled to payments authorized by this section, sufficient moneys
to make such payments.
Subd. 4. Use of tax.
The treasurer of each
under subdivision 3 shall deposit such
in the county road and
bridge fund. The moneys shall be used for purposes authorized by law which are highway
purposes within the meaning of the Minnesota Constitution, article 14.
Subd. 6. Metropolitan county defined. "Metropolitan county" means any of the
26.2 counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
Subd. 7. Offenses; penalties; application of other laws. (a)
Any owner or operator
of a motor vehicle who
any false information relative to the tax
authorized by this section
to the registrar of motor vehicles or any
county, or who
fail or refuse fails or refuses
to furnish any such information,
shall be is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
Except as otherwise
provided in this section
, the collection and payment
of a wheelage tax and all matters relating thereto
shall be are
subject to all provisions of
law relating to collection and payment of motor vehicle taxes so far as applicable.
26.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
26.12and applies to a registration period under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168, starting on
26.13or after January 1, 2014.
Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.01, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
Subd. 6a. High-value vehicle.
"High-value vehicle" means a vehicle that had an
actual cash value in excess of
before being damaged, or a vehicle with a
manufacturer's rating of over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight that is not a late-model
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Amounts.
(a) The department must be paid the following fees:
(1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title,
the sum of:
26.23 (i) until December 31, 2016,
$6.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle
services operating account of the special revenue fund under section
26.25 June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver
26.26 and vehicle services technology account;, and
from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a
surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services
technology account; and
26.29(ii) on and after January 1, 2017, $8.25 of which $4.15 must be paid into the vehicle
26.30services operating account;
(2) for each security interest when first noted upon a certificate of title, including the
concurrent notation of any assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction,
the sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest filed by a public authority
168A.05, subdivision 8
(3) until December 31, 2016,
for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the
issuance of a new certificate of title, the sum of $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the
vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section
27.4 until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the
27.5 driver and vehicle services technology account;, and
from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016,
a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services
(4) for each assignment of a security interest when first noted on a certificate of title,
unless noted concurrently with the security interest, the sum of $1; and
(5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum of $7.25 of which $3.25 must
be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under
until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee
27.13 and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;
from July 1, 2012,
to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver
and vehicle services technology account.
After June 30, 1994,
In addition to
each of the fees the fee
, the department must be paid $3.50. The additional
$3.50 fee collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the special revenue fund and
credited to the public safety motor vehicle account established in section
Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Crime described.
It is a crime for a person:
(1) to fail to comply with an impoundment order under section
(administrative plate impoundment);
(2) to file a false statement under section
169A.60, subdivision 7
, 8, or 14;
(3) to operate a self-propelled motor vehicle on a street or highway when the vehicle
is subject to an impoundment order issued under section
, unless specially coded
plates have been issued for the vehicle pursuant to section
169A.60, subdivision 13
(4) to fail to notify the commissioner of the impoundment order when requesting
(5) who is subject to a plate impoundment order under section
, to drive,
operate, or be in control of any motor vehicle during the impoundment period, unless the
vehicle is employer-owned and is not required to be equipped with an ignition interlock
27.33device pursuant to section 70 of 2013 S.F. No. 1270, if enacted, or section 171.306,
27.34subdivision 4, paragraph (b), or
has specially coded plates issued pursuant to section
27.35169A.60, subdivision 13
, and the person is validly licensed to drive; or
(6) who is the transferee of a motor vehicle and who has signed a sworn statement
169A.60, subdivision 14
, to allow the previously registered owner to drive,
operate, or be in control of the vehicle during the impoundment period.
28.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.51, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Implied consent advisory. (a) Subject to paragraph (b),
at the time a test is
requested, the person must be informed:
(1) that Minnesota law requires the person to take a test:
(i) to determine if the person is under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances,
or hazardous substances;
(ii) to determine the presence of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II or
metabolite, other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols; and
(iii) if the motor vehicle was a commercial motor vehicle, to determine the presence
(2) that refusal to take a test is a crime;
(3) if the peace officer has probable cause to believe the person has violated the
criminal vehicular homicide and injury laws, that a test will be taken with or without
the person's consent; and
(4) that the person has the right to consult with an attorney, but that this right is
limited to the extent that it cannot unreasonably delay administration of the test.
28.21(b) A peace officer who is not pursuing an implied consent revocation is not required
28.22to give the advisory described in paragraph (a) to a person whom the officer has probable
28.23cause to believe has violated section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6)
28.24(criminal vehicular operation DWI-related provisions).
28.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
28.26committed on or after that date.
Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.55, is amended by adding a subdivision
28.29 Subd. 5. Reinstatement of driving privileges; certain criminal vehicular
28.30operation offenses. A person whose driver's license has been revoked under section
28.31171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1) (revocation, criminal vehicular operation),
28.32or suspended under section 171.187 (suspension, criminal vehicular operation), for a
28.33violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4) (criminal
29.1vehicular operation alcohol-related provisions), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily
29.2harm, or great bodily harm, shall not be eligible for reinstatement of driving privileges until
29.3the person has submitted to the commissioner verification of the use of ignition interlock
29.4for the applicable time period specified in those sections. To be eligible for reinstatement
29.5under this subdivision, a person shall utilize an ignition interlock device that meets the
29.6performance standards and certification requirements under subdivision 4, paragraph (c).
29.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
29.8committed on or after that date.
Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Person less than 18 years of age.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision
in subdivision 1 to the contrary, the department may issue an instruction permit to an
applicant who is 15, 16, or 17 years of age and who:
(1) has completed a course of driver education in another state, has a previously
issued valid license from another state, or is enrolled in either:
(i) a public, private, or commercial driver education program that is approved by
the commissioner of public safety and that includes classroom and behind-the-wheel
(ii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education program when the student is
receiving full-time instruction in a home school within the meaning of sections
, the student is working toward a homeschool diploma, the student is taking
home-classroom driver training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner
of public safety, and the student's parent has certified the student's homeschool and
home-classroom driver training status on the form approved by the commissioner;
(2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the driver education program
29.25 or has completed 15 hours of classroom instruction in a program that presents classroom
29.26and behind-the-wheel instruction concurrently
(3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight;
(4) has passed a department-administered test of the applicant's knowledge of traffic
(5) has completed the required application, which must be approved by (i) either
parent when both reside in the same household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise,
then (ii) the parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event there is no
court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or spouse of the parent with whom the minor
is living or, if items (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody of the
minor, (v) the foster parent or the director of the transitional living program in which the
child resides or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has no living father, mother,
or guardian, or is married or otherwise legally emancipated, then (vi) the applicant's
adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; provided, that the approval
required by this clause contains a verification of the age of the applicant and the identity of
the parent, guardian, adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; and
(6) has paid
the fee all fees
required in section
171.06, subdivision 2
(b) For the purposes of determining compliance with the certification of paragraph
(a), clause (1), item (ii), the commissioner may request verification of a student's
homeschool status from the superintendent of the school district in which the student
resides and the superintendent shall provide that verification.
(c) The instruction permit is valid for two years from the date of application and
may be renewed upon payment of a fee equal to the fee for issuance of an instruction
permit under section
171.06, subdivision 2
30.14(d) The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions
30.15of this section. The rules adopted under this section are exempt from the rulemaking
30.16provisions of chapter 14. The rules are subject to section 14.386, except that section
30.1714.386, paragraph (b), does not apply.
30.18EFFECTIVE DATE.Paragraph (a) is effective June 1, 2014. Paragraph (d) is
30.19effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Fee; equipment.
(a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee of
for each application. Except as provided in paragraph (c), the fee shall cover all expenses
involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the department the applications and
fees required under sections
171.02, subdivision 3
, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and
, subdivisions 3 and 3a.
(b) The statutory fees and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid
by credit card or debit card. The driver's license agent may collect a convenience fee on
the statutory fees and filing fees not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or
debit card transaction. The convenience fee must be used to pay the cost of processing
credit card and debit card transactions. The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer
this paragraph using the exempt procedures of section
, except that section
paragraph (b), does not apply.
(c) The department shall maintain the photo identification equipment for all
agents appointed as of January 1, 2000. Upon the retirement, resignation, death, or
discontinuance of an existing agent, and if a new agent is appointed in an existing office
pursuant to Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and notwithstanding the above or Minnesota
Rules, part 7404.0400, the department shall provide and maintain photo identification
equipment without additional cost to a newly appointed agent in that office if the office
was provided the equipment by the department before January 1, 2000. All photo
identification equipment must be compatible with standards established by the department.
(d) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county board must be paid into
the county treasury and credited to the general revenue fund of the county. An agent who
is not an employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of county employment
or salary and is considered an independent contractor for pension purposes, coverage
under the Minnesota State Retirement System, or membership in the Public Employees
(e) Before the end of the first working day following the final day of the reporting
period established by the department, the agent must forward to the department all
applications and fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in paragraph
31.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2014.
Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.17, is amended by adding a subdivision
31.19 Subd. 4. Criminal vehicular operation; revocation periods. (a) As used in this
31.20subdivision, "qualified prior impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section
31.21169A.03, subdivision 22.
31.22(b) Upon receiving a record of a conviction for a violation of section 609.21,
31.23subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6), the commissioner shall revoke the driver's
31.24license or driving privileges of a person as follows:
31.25(1) not less than ten years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death to
31.26another and the person has two or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents within
31.27the past ten years or three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents, and with
31.28denial under section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (10), until rehabilitation is established
31.29according to standards established by the commissioner;
31.30(2) not less than eight years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death
31.31to another and the person has a qualified prior impaired driving incident within the past
31.33(3) not less than six years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death
32.1(4) not less than six years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial bodily
32.2harm to another and the person has two or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents
32.3within the past ten years or three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents,
32.4and with denial under section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (10), until rehabilitation is
32.5established according to standards established by the commissioner;
32.6(5) not less than four years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial
32.7bodily harm to another and the person has a qualified prior impaired driving incident
32.8within the past ten years; or
32.9(6) not less than two years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial
32.10bodily harm to another.
32.11(c) Section 169A.09 applies when determining the number of qualified prior
32.12impaired driving incidents under this subdivision.
32.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
32.14committed on or after that date.
Sec. 13. [171.187] SUSPENSION; CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION
32.17 Subdivision 1. Suspension required. The commissioner shall suspend the driver's
32.18license of a person:
32.19(1) for whom a peace officer has made the certification described in section 629.344
32.20that probable cause exists to believe that the person violated section 609.21, subdivision 1,
32.21clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6); or
32.22(2) who has been formally charged with a violation of section 609.20, 609.205, or
32.23609.21, resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.
32.24 Subd. 2. Suspension period. A suspension under this section continues until:
32.25(1) the conviction, acquittal, or dismissal of the underlying crime that resulted in
32.26the suspension; or
32.27(2) the commissioner, acting under subdivision 4, orders the termination of the
32.29 Subd. 3. Credit. If a person whose driver's license was suspended under subdivision
32.301 is later convicted of the underlying offense that resulted in the suspension and the
32.31commissioner revokes the person's license, the commissioner shall credit the time accrued
32.32under the suspension period toward the revocation period imposed under section 171.17,
32.33subdivision 4, or for violations of section 609.20, 609.205, or 609.21, subdivision 1,
32.34clause (1), (7), or (8).
33.1 Subd. 4. Administrative review of license suspension. (a) At any time during
33.2which a person's driver's license is suspended under this section, the person may request in
33.3writing a review of the suspension by the commissioner. Upon receiving a request, the
33.4commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall review the order of suspension, the
33.5evidence upon which the order was based, and any other material information brought
33.6to the attention of the commissioner, and determine whether sufficient cause exists to
33.7sustain the order. Within 15 days of receiving the request, the commissioner shall report in
33.8writing the results of the review. The review provided in this subdivision is not subject to
33.9the contested case provisions in chapter 14.
33.10(b) In addition to any other reason provided for in this subdivision, a person may
33.11request a review of the suspension by the commissioner if the suspension has been in place
33.12for at least three months and the person has not been indicted or formally charged with the
33.13underlying crime that resulted in the license suspension.
33.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
33.15committed on or after that date.
Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Conditions of issuance.
(a) The commissioner may issue a limited
license to the driver under the conditions in paragraph (b) in any case where a person's
license has been:
(1) suspended under section
171.186, or 171.187
(2) revoked, canceled, or denied under section:
(A) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2);
(B) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section
(C) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), if the test results indicate an
alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit;
(D) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section
(3) revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.54:
(i) subdivision 1, clause (1), if the test results indicate an alcohol concentration
of less than twice the legal limit;
(ii) subdivision 1, clause (2);
(iii) subdivision 1, clause (5), (6), or (7), if in compliance with section
(iv) subdivision 2, if the person does not have a qualified prior impaired driving
incident as defined in section
169A.03, subdivision 22
, on the person's record, and the test
results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit.
(b) The following conditions for a limited license under paragraph (a) include:
(1) if the driver's livelihood or attendance at a chemical dependency treatment or
counseling program depends upon the use of the driver's license;
(2) if the use of a driver's license by a homemaker is necessary to prevent the
substantial disruption of the education, medical, or nutritional needs of the family of
the homemaker; or
(3) if attendance at a postsecondary institution of education by an enrolled student of
that institution depends upon the use of the driver's license.
(c) The commissioner in issuing a limited license may impose such conditions and
limitations as in the commissioner's judgment are necessary to the interests of the public
safety and welfare including reexamination as to the driver's qualifications. The license
may be limited to the operation of particular vehicles, to particular classes and times of
operation, and to particular conditions of traffic. The commissioner may require that an
applicant for a limited license affirmatively demonstrate that use of public transportation
or carpooling as an alternative to a limited license would be a significant hardship.
(d) For purposes of this subdivision:
(1) "homemaker" refers to the person primarily performing the domestic tasks in a
household of residents consisting of at least the person and the person's dependent child
or other dependents; and
(2) "twice the legal limit" means an alcohol concentration of two times the limit
specified in section
169A.20, subdivision 1
, clause (5).
(e) The limited license issued by the commissioner shall clearly indicate the
limitations imposed and the driver operating under the limited license shall have the
license in possession at all times when operating as a driver.
(f) In determining whether to issue a limited license, the commissioner shall consider
the number and the seriousness of prior convictions and the entire driving record of the
driver and shall consider the number of miles driven by the driver annually.
(g) If the person's driver's license or permit to drive has been revoked under
, the commissioner may only issue a limited license to the
person after the person has presented an insurance identification card, policy, or written
statement indicating that the driver or owner has insurance coverage satisfactory to
the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety may require
the insurance identification card provided to satisfy this subdivision be certified by the
insurance company to be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.
(h) The limited license issued by the commissioner to a person under section
35.7171.186, subdivision 4
, must expire 90 days after the date it is issued. The commissioner
must not issue a limited license to a person who previously has been issued a limited
license under section
171.186, subdivision 4
(i) The commissioner shall not issue a limited driver's license to any person
described in section
171.04, subdivision 1
, clause (6), (7), (8), (11), or (14).
(j) The commissioner shall not issue a class A, class B, or class C limited license.
35.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
35.14committed on or after that date.
Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
Subd. 2a. Other waiting periods.
Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a limited license
shall not be issued for a period of:
(1) 15 days, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended
for a first violation of section
, or a statute or
ordinance from another state in conformity with either of those sections; or
(2) one year, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended
for committing manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle, committing
criminal vehicular homicide or injury under section
609.21, subdivision 1, clause (1),
35.24(2), item (ii), (5), (6), (7), or (8), committing criminal vehicular homicide under section
35.25609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4)
, or violating a statute or
ordinance from another state in conformity with either of those offenses.
35.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
35.28committed on or after that date.
Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, is amended by adding a subdivision
35.31 Subd. 5. Exception; criminal vehicular operation. Notwithstanding subdivision 1,
35.32the commissioner may not issue a limited license to a person whose driver's license has been
36.1suspended or revoked due to a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i)
36.2or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm.
36.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
36.4committed on or after that date.
Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.306, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
(a) As used in this section, the terms in this subdivision
have the meanings given them.
(b) "Ignition interlock device" or "device" means equipment that is designed to
measure breath alcohol concentration and to prevent a motor vehicle's ignition from being
started by a person whose breath alcohol concentration measures 0.02 or higher on the
(c) "Program participant" means a person who has qualified to take part in the
36.13ignition interlock program under this section, and
whose driver's license has been:
revoked, canceled, or denied under section
, clause (10)
, and who has qualified to take part in the ignition interlock
36.16 program under this section; or
36.17(2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or
36.18suspended under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause
36.19(2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or
36.20great bodily harm
(d) "Qualified prior impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section
36.22169A.03, subdivision 22
36.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
36.24committed on or after that date.
Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.306, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Issuance of restricted license.
(a) The commissioner shall issue a class
D driver's license, subject to the applicable limitations and restrictions of this section,
to a program participant who meets the requirements of this section and the program
guidelines. The commissioner shall not issue a license unless the program participant has
provided satisfactory proof that:
(1) a certified ignition interlock device has been installed on the participant's motor
vehicle at an installation service center designated by the device's manufacturer; and
(2) the participant has insurance coverage on the vehicle equipped with the ignition
interlock device. The commissioner shall require the participant to present an insurance
identification card, policy, or written statement as proof of insurance coverage, and may
require the insurance identification card provided be certified by the insurance company to
be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.
(b) A license issued under authority of this section must contain a restriction
prohibiting the program participant from driving, operating, or being in physical control of
any motor vehicle not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device certified by
the commissioner. A participant may drive an employer-owned vehicle not equipped with
an interlock device while in the normal course and scope of employment duties pursuant
to the program guidelines established by the commissioner and with the employer's
(c) A program participant whose driver's license has been: (1)
169A.52, subdivision 3
, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or subdivision 4,
paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or section
169A.54, subdivision 1
, clause (1), (2), (3),
,; or (2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or
37.17suspended under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause
37.18(2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great
may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to
the ignition interlock restriction.
(d) A program participant whose driver's license has been revoked, canceled, or
denied under section
169A.52, subdivision 3
, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or
subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or section
169A.54, subdivision 1
clause (5), (6), or (7), may apply for a limited license, subject to the ignition interlock
restriction, if the program participant is enrolled in a licensed chemical dependency
treatment or rehabilitation program as recommended in a chemical use assessment, and if
the participant meets the other applicable requirements of section
. After completing
a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program and one year of limited
license use without violating the ignition interlock restriction, the conditions of limited
license use, or program guidelines, the participant may apply for conditional reinstatement
of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction. If the program
participant's ignition interlock device subsequently registers a positive breath alcohol
concentration of 0.02 or higher, the commissioner shall cancel the driver's license, and the
program participant may apply for another limited license according to this paragraph.
(e) Notwithstanding any statute or rule to the contrary, the commissioner has
authority to determine when a program participant is eligible for restoration of full driving
privileges, except that the commissioner shall not reinstate full driving privileges until the
program participant has met all applicable prerequisites for reinstatement under section
and until the program participant's device has registered no positive breath
alcohol concentrations of 0.02 or higher during the preceding 90 days.
38.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
38.6committed on or after that date.
Sec. 19. [174.12] TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
38.9 Subdivision 1. Program established. (a) The commissioners of transportation and
38.10employment and economic development shall develop and implement a transportation
38.11economic development program, as provided in this section, that provides financial
38.12assistance on a geographically balanced basis through competitive grants for projects in
38.13all modes of transportation that provide measurable local, regional, or statewide economic
38.15(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic
38.16development may provide financial assistance for a transportation project at their
38.17discretion, subject to the requirements of this section.
38.18 Subd. 2. Transportation economic development accounts. (a) A transportation
38.19economic development account is established in the special revenue fund under the
38.20budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation
38.21finance. Money in the account may be expended only as appropriated by law. The account
38.22may not contain money transferred or otherwise provided from the trunk highway fund.
38.23(b) A transportation economic development account is established in the trunk
38.24highway fund. The account consists of funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise
38.25provided to the account. Money in the account may be used only for trunk highway
38.26purposes. All funds in the account available prior to the effective date of this act are
38.27available until expended.
38.28 Subd. 3. Program administration. In implementing the transportation economic
38.29development program, the commissioners of transportation and employment and
38.30economic development shall make reasonable efforts to (1) publicize each solicitation for
38.31applications among all eligible recipients, and (2) provide technical and informational
38.32assistance in creating and submitting applications.
38.33 Subd. 4. Economic impact performance measures. The commissioner of
38.34employment and economic development shall develop economic impact performance
39.1measures to analyze projects for which financial assistance under this section is being
39.2applied for or has been previously provided.
39.3 Subd. 5. Financial assistance; criteria. The commissioners of transportation and
39.4employment and economic development shall establish criteria for evaluating projects
39.5for financial assistance under this section. At a minimum, the criteria must provide an
39.6objective method to prioritize and select projects on the basis of:
39.7(1) the extent to which the project provides measurable economic benefit;
39.8(2) consistency with relevant state and local transportation plans;
39.9(3) the availability and commitment of funding or in-kind assistance for the project
39.10from nonpublic sources;
39.11(4) the need for the project as part of the overall transportation system;
39.12(5) the extent to which completion of the project will improve the movement of
39.13people and freight; and
39.14(6) geographic balance as required under subdivision 7, paragraph (b).
39.15 Subd. 6. Financial assistance; project evaluation process. (a) Following the
39.16criteria established under subdivision 5, the commissioner of employment and economic
39.17development shall (1) evaluate proposed projects, and (2) certify those that may receive
39.19(b) As part of the project evaluation process, the commissioner of transportation
39.20shall certify those projects that constitute an eligible and appropriate transportation project.
39.21 Subd. 7. Financial assistance; awards. (a) The financial assistance awarded by the
39.22commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development may not
39.23exceed 70 percent of a project's total costs.
39.24(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development
39.25shall ensure that financial assistance is provided in a manner that is balanced throughout
39.26the state, including with respect to (1) the number of projects receiving funding in a
39.27particular geographic location or region of the state, and (2) the total amount of financial
39.28assistance provided for projects in a particular geographic location or region of the state.
39.29 Subd. 8. Legislative report. (a) By February 1 of each odd-numbered year, the
39.30commissioner of transportation, with assistance from the commissioner of employment
39.31and economic development, shall submit a report on the transportation economic
39.32development program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
39.33committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance and economic
39.34development policy and finance.
39.35(b) At a minimum, the report must:
40.1(1) summarize the requirements and implementation of the transportation economic
40.2development program established in this section;
40.3(2) review the criteria and economic impact performance measures used for
40.4evaluation, prioritization, and selection of projects;
40.5(3) provide a brief overview of each project that received financial assistance under
40.6the program, which must at a minimum identify:
40.7(i) basic project characteristics, such as funding recipient, geographic location,
40.8and type of transportation modes served;
40.9(ii) sources and respective amounts of project funding; and
40.10(iii) the degree of economic benefit anticipated or observed, following the economic
40.11impact performance measures established under subdivision 4;
40.12(4) identify the allocation of funds, including but not limited to a breakdown of total
40.13project funds by transportation mode, the amount expended for administrative costs, and
40.14the amount transferred to the transportation economic development assistance account;
40.15(5) evaluate the overall economic impact of the program consistent with the
40.16accountability measurement requirements under section 116J.997; and
40.17(6) provide recommendations for any legislative changes related to the program.
Sec. 20. [174.187] MADE IN MINNESOTA SOLAR INSTALLATIONS.
40.19 Subdivision 1. Definition. (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms
40.20have the meanings given.
40.21(b) "Made in Minnesota" means the manufacture in this state of solar photovoltaic
40.23(1) at a manufacturing facility located in Minnesota that is registered and authorized
40.24to manufacture and apply the UL 1703 certification mark to solar photovoltaic modules by
40.25Underwriters Laboratory (UL), CSA International, Intertek, or an equivalent UL-approved
40.26independent certification agency;
40.27(2) that bear UL 1703 certification marks from UL, CSA International, Intertek, or
40.28an equivalent UL-approved independent certification agency, which must be physically
40.29applied to the modules at a manufacturing facility described in clause (1); and
40.30(3) that are manufactured in Minnesota:
40.31(i) via manufacturing processes that must include tabbing, stringing, and lamination;
40.33(ii) by interconnecting low-voltage direct current photovoltaic elements that produce
40.34the final useful photovoltaic output of the modules.
41.1(c) "Solar photovoltaic module" has the meaning given in section 116C.7791,
41.2subdivision 1, paragraph (e).
41.3 Subd. 2. Made in Minnesota solar energy system requirement. Notwithstanding
41.4any other law to the contrary, if the commissioner engages in any project for the
41.5construction, improvement, maintenance, or repair of any building, highway, road, bridge,
41.6or land owned or controlled by the department and the construction, improvement,
41.7maintenance, or repair involves installation of one or more solar photovoltaic modules, the
41.8commissioner must ensure that the solar photovoltaic modules purchased and installed are
41.9"Made in Minnesota" as defined in subdivision 1, paragraph (b).
41.10 Subd. 3. Application. Subdivision 2 does not apply if:
41.11(1) as a condition of the receipt of federal financial assistance for a specific project,
41.12the commissioner is required to use a procurement method that might result in the award
41.13of a contract to a manufacturer that does not meet the "Made in Minnesota" criteria
41.14established in subdivision 1, paragraph (b); or
41.15(2) no solar photovoltaic modules are available that meet the "Made in Minnesota"
41.16criteria and fulfill the function required by the project.
Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.40, is amended by adding a subdivision
41.19 Subd. 7a. Related non-infrastructure activities. (a) The commissioner may not
41.20expend an appropriation from the bond proceeds fund, or provide financial assistance from
41.21such appropriations, for the purposes specified in this subdivision.
41.22(b) Subject to appropriations made specifically for the purposes of this subdivision,
41.23the commissioner may expend funds for non-infrastructure activities to encourage walking
41.24and bicycling to school, including:
41.25(1) planning activities;
41.26(2) public awareness campaigns and outreach to press and community leaders;
41.27(3) traffic education and enforcement in the vicinity of schools;
41.28(4) student sessions on bicycle and pedestrian safety, health, and the environment; and
41.29(5) financial assistance for training, volunteers, and managers of safe routes to
Sec. 22. [174.42] TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROJECTS.
41.32 Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section, "transportation alternatives"
41.33means those projects identified in the state transportation improvement program as having
41.34(1) a program category of bike trail, enhancement, or recreational trail; (2) any program
42.1category that is substantially similar to a category identified in clause (1); or (3) a route
42.2system category of ped/bike.
42.3 Subd. 2. Funding requirement. In each federal fiscal year, the commissioner
42.4shall obtain a total amount in federal authorizations for reimbursement on transportation
42.5alternatives projects that is equal to or greater than the annual average of federal
42.6authorizations on transportation alternatives projects calculated over the preceding four
42.7federal fiscal years.
Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.1651, is amended to read:
42.9219.1651 GRADE CROSSING SAFETY ACCOUNT.
A Minnesota grade crossing safety account is created in the special revenue fund,
consisting of money credited to the account by law. Money in the account is appropriated
to the commissioner of transportation for rail-highway grade crossing safety projects
on public streets and highways, including engineering costs. At the discretion of the
42.14commissioner of transportation,
money in the account at the end of each
fiscal year cancels
42.15 biennium may cancel
to the trunk highway fund.
Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue.
(a) For purposes of this
subdivision, "net revenue" means an amount equal to:
(1) the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under this section, during
the fiscal year; less
(2) in fiscal year 2011, $30,100,000; in fiscal year 2012, $31,100,000; and in fiscal
year 2013 and following fiscal years, $32,000,000.
(b) On or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue shall
estimate the amount of the revenues and subtraction under paragraph (a) for the current
(c) On or after July 1 of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of management
and budget shall transfer the net revenue as estimated in paragraph (b) from the general
fund, as follows:
50 percent to the greater Minnesota transit account; and
42.30 (2) 50 percent $9,000,000 annually until January 1, 2016, and 50 percent annually
to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds transferred under this
clause to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section
4, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county shall receive
of such amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section
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 clause; and
43.4 (2) the remainder to the greater Minnesota transit account
(d) For fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the amount under paragraph (a), clause (1), must
43.6 be calculated using the following percentages of the total revenues:
43.7 (1) for fiscal year 2010, 83.75 percent; and
43.8 (2) for fiscal year 2011, 93.75 percent.
43.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2014.
Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.993, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Authorization; rates.
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 13, or
, or any other law, the board of a county outside
the metropolitan transportation area, as defined under section
297A.992, subdivision 1
more than one county outside the metropolitan transportation area acting under a joint
powers agreement, may by resolution of the county board, or each of the county boards,
43.16following a public hearing
impose (1) a transportation sales tax at a rate of up to one-half
of one percent on retail sales and uses taxable under this chapter, and (2) an excise tax
of $20 per motor vehicle, as defined in section
297B.01, subdivision 11
, purchased or
acquired from any person engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at retail,
occurring within the jurisdiction of the taxing authority.
The taxes imposed under this
43.21 section are subject to approval by a majority of the voters in each of the counties affected
43.22 at a general election who vote on the question to impose the taxes.
43.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.993, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Allocation; termination.
The proceeds of the taxes must be dedicated
exclusively to: (1)
payment of the capital
cost of a specific transportation project or
improvement; (2) payment of the costs, which may include both capital and operating
43.28costs, of a specific transit project or improvement; (3) payment of the capital costs of a
43.29safe routes to school program under section 174.40; or (4) payment of transit operating
. The transportation or transit
project or improvement must be designated by the
board of the county, or more than one county acting under a joint powers agreement.
43.32Except for taxes for operating costs of a transit project or improvement, or for transit
the taxes must terminate
after the project or improvement has been completed
44.2 when revenues raised are sufficient to finance the project
44.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:
Subd. 14. Purchase price.
(a) "Purchase price" means the total consideration
valued in money for a sale, whether paid in money or otherwise. The purchase price
excludes the amount of a manufacturer's rebate paid or payable to the purchaser. If a motor
vehicle is taken in trade as a credit or as part payment on a motor vehicle taxable under
this chapter, the credit or trade-in value allowed by the person selling the motor vehicle
shall be deducted from the total selling price to establish the purchase price of the vehicle
being sold and the trade-in allowance allowed by the seller shall constitute the purchase
price of the motor vehicle accepted as a trade-in. The purchase price in those instances
where the motor vehicle is acquired by gift or by any other transfer for a nominal or no
monetary consideration shall also include the average value of similar motor vehicles,
established by standards and guides as determined by the motor vehicle registrar. The
purchase price in those instances where a motor vehicle is manufactured by a person who
registers it under the laws of this state shall mean the manufactured cost of such motor
vehicle and manufactured cost shall mean the amount expended for materials, labor,
and other properly allocable costs of manufacture, except that in the absence of actual
expenditures for the manufacture of a part or all of the motor vehicle, manufactured costs
shall mean the reasonable value of the completed motor vehicle.
(b) The term "purchase price" shall not include the portion of the value of a motor
vehicle due solely to modifications necessary to make the motor vehicle disability
(c) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle by
way of gift between a husband and wife or parent and child, or to a nonprofit organization
as provided under subdivision 16, paragraph (c), clause
, nor shall it include
the transfer of a motor vehicle by a guardian to a ward when there is no monetary
consideration and the title to such vehicle was registered in the name of the guardian, as
guardian, only because the ward was a minor.
(d) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle as a
gift between a foster parent and foster child. For purposes of this subdivision, a foster
relationship exists, regardless of the age of the child, if (1) a foster parent's home is or was
licensed as a foster family home under Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0010 to 9545.0260,
and (2) the county verifies that the child was a state ward or in permanent foster care.
(e) There shall not be included in "purchase price" the amount of any tax imposed by
the United States upon or with respect to retail sales whether imposed upon the retailer or
45.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers
45.5of title that occur on or after that date.
Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:
Subd. 16. Sale, sells, selling, purchase, purchased, or acquired.
"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
(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 of, 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 between individuals, or
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:
45.29(ii) parents and a child; or
45.30(iii) grandparents and a grandchild;
the voluntary or involuntary transfer of a motor vehicle between a husband and
wife in a divorce proceeding; or
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.
46.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers
46.2of title that occur on or after that date.
Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. In lieu tax for collector vehicle.
In lieu of the tax imposed in subdivision
1, there is imposed a tax of
on the purchase price of a passenger automobile or a
fire truck described in section
297B.025, subdivision 2
46.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers
46.8of title that occur on or after that date.
Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Responsibilities. (a)
The division shall be responsible and shall utilize
state employees for security and public information services in state-owned buildings and
state leased-to-own buildings in the Capitol area, as described in section
personnel as are required by the circumstances to insure the orderly conduct
of state business and the convenience of the public.
46.15(b) As part of the division permanent staff, the director must establish the position of
46.16emergency manager that includes, at a minimum, the following duties:
46.17(1) oversight of the consolidation, development, and maintenance of plans and
46.18procedures that provide continuity of security operations;
46.19(2) the development and implementation of tenant training that addresses threats
46.20and emergency procedures; and
46.21(3) the development and implementation of threat and emergency exercises.
46.22(c) The director must provide a minimum of one state trooper assigned to the Capitol
46.23complex at all times.
46.24(d) The director, in consultation with the advisory committee under section 299E.04,
46.25shall, at least annually, hold a meeting or meetings to discuss, among other issues, Capitol
46.26complex security, emergency planning, public safety, and public access to the Capitol
46.27complex. The meetings must include, at a minimum:
46.28(1) Capitol complex tenants and state employees;
46.29(2) nongovernmental entities, such as lobbyists, vendors, and the media; and
46.30(3) the public and public advocacy groups.
Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Powers and duties transferred.
All powers, duties and responsibilities
heretofore assigned by law to the commissioner of administration relating to the general
function of security in
such Capitol complex
state-owned buildings are hereby transferred
to the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety shall have
47.3the final authority regarding public safety and security in the Capitol complex. The
47.4commissioner of administration shall have the powers, duties, and responsibilities relating
47.5to the Capitol complex of state-owned buildings as provided under chapter 16B.
Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.02, is amended to read:
CONTRACT SERVICES INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT;
47.9 Fees charged for contracted The commissioner of public safety shall execute
47.10interagency agreements with agency tenants in the Capitol complex whereby fees for the
47.11provision of security services are charged. Fees charged for
security services provided
by the Capitol Complex Security Division of the Department of Public Safety must be
deposited in an account in the special revenue fund and are annually appropriated to the
commissioner of public safety to
provide these services.
Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 398A.10, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
47.17 Subd. 4. Definition. For purposes of this section, "project" means the initial
47.18construction of a minimum operable segment of a new light rail transit or commuter rail
47.19line, but does not include infill stations, project enhancements, extensions, or supportive
47.20infrastructure, constructed after the rail transit is operational.
47.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 473.39, is amended by adding a subdivision
47.24 Subd. 1s. Obligations. After July 1, 2013, in addition to other authority in this
47.25section, the council may issue certificates of indebtedness, bonds, or other obligations
47.26under this section in an amount not exceeding $35,800,000 for capital expenditures as
47.27prescribed in the council's transit capital improvement program and for related costs,
47.28including the costs of issuance and sale of the obligations.
47.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
47.30and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and
Sec. 35. [629.344] CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION AND
48.2MANSLAUGHTER; CERTIFICATION OF PROBABLE CAUSE BY PEACE
48.4If a peace officer determines that probable cause exists to believe that a person has
48.5violated section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6), the officer shall
48.6certify this determination and notify the commissioner of public safety.
48.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes
48.8committed on or after that date.
Sec. 36. Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1, the effective date, is amended to read:
This section is effective the day following final enactment,
48.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 37. NOVICE DRIVER EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE.
48.14(a) The Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force is established to ensure
48.15driver education programs in Minnesota meet the Novice Teen Driver Education and
48.16Training Administrative Standards published by the United States Department of
48.17Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
48.18(b) The task force consists of 21 members:
48.19(1) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee;
48.20(2) two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota Association of
48.22(3) one representative from and designated by Mothers Against Drunk Driving;
48.23(4) one representative from and designated by Minnesotans for Safe Driving;
48.24(5) two representatives from law enforcement organizations, such as the Minnesota
48.25Chiefs of Police Association and the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, appointed by the
48.27(6) one representative from and designated by the American Automobile Association;
48.28(7) one representative from and designated by the Minnesota Safety Council;
48.29(8) two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota PTA;
48.30(9) five driver educators from the Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education
48.31Association, designated by the commissioner; and
48.32(10) five driver educators from commercial driving schools, designated by the
49.1(c) Any vacancies shall be filled by the appointing or designating authorities.
49.2(d) Members shall serve without compensation.
49.3(e) Members shall be appointed or designated by August 1, 2013.
49.4(f) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall convene the first meeting
49.5of the task force after all appointments have been made. At the first meeting, the task
49.6force shall elect a chair from among its members by majority vote. The first meeting must
49.7take place by September 1, 2013.
49.8(g) The duties of the task force are to examine and compare Minnesota law and
49.9rules concerning driver education with the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training
49.10Administrative Standards, identify discrepancies, and determine to what extent, if any,
49.11state law should be modified to conform with federal standards.
49.12(h) The commissioner shall provide support staff and administrative services for
49.13the task force.
49.14(i) The task force shall submit a report no later than August 31, 2015, to the
49.15chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives
49.16and senate having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance, containing its
49.17recommendation as to whether or to what extent Minnesota's driver education programs
49.18should conform to national standards referenced in paragraph (a), and if so, providing draft
49.19legislation necessary or desirable to achieve the recommended level of federal conformity.
49.20The report may present recommendations for improving Minnesota's driver education
49.21curriculum and identify associated costs.
49.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
49.23and is repealed September 1, 2015, or the day after the task force submits its report, as
49.24required in paragraph (i), whichever occurs first.
Sec. 38. TRANSITWAY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
49.26(a) In all phases of a transitway project in which the Metropolitan Council is the
49.27lead transportation authority, the council may partner and contract for services with local
49.28community-based organizations to promote community engagement activities along the
49.29project corridor. The community-based organizations may include those organizations
49.30representative of low-income people, people of color, people with disabilities, other
49.31cultural constituencies, or small businesses.
49.32(b) For purposes of this section, project phases may include, but are not limited to:
49.33(1) feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, preplanning, environmental analysis,
49.34land acquisition, easements, design, preliminary and final engineering, construction,
49.35and station development;
50.1(2) review of existing public transit service along the corridor; and
50.2(3) pedestrian, bicycle, or nonmotorized improvement projects associated with the
50.4(c) Any community engagement activities conducted under this section shall be
50.5reported to the senate and house of representative chairs and ranking minority members
50.6of the committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over transportation policy and
Sec. 39. TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE HIRING AND
50.10(a) In the construction, maintenance, replacement, and improvement of transit and
50.11transportation infrastructure, the lead transportation authority is encouraged to: (1) make
50.12every effort to employ, and encourage the construction manager and other subcontractors
50.13and vendors to employ, women and members of minority communities; (2) make every
50.14effort to contract with women-owned and minority-owned small businesses designated as
50.15small targeted group businesses under Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.16; and (3) may
50.16contract with a community-based employment assistance firm to create an employment
50.17program to recruit, hire, and retain women and minorities for the project construction
50.18workforce. In monitoring progress on meeting these goals, reports may track workers
50.19from zip codes that have high rates of poverty and unemployment.
50.20(b) The commissioner of transportation is encouraged to increase participation
50.21in Department of Transportation highway projects by small businesses located in
50.22economically disadvantaged areas of Minnesota, within the meaning of Minnesota
50.23Statutes, section 16C.16, subdivision 7.
Sec. 40. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NORTHSTAR COMMUTER RAIL
50.25EXPENSES; GREATER MINNESOTA.
50.26The portion of the cost to provide financial assistance for the Greater Minnesota
50.27Transit component of the Northstar Commuter Rail is exempt from the requirements in
50.28Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 1.
Sec. 41. REPEALER.
50.30(a) Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.04, subdivision 6; and 174.285,
50.31subdivision 8, are repealed.
50.32(b) Minnesota Rules, parts 7503.0300, subpart 1; and 7503.0800, subpart 2, are
50.33repealed effective July 1, 2014.
Section 1. 2013 S.F. No. 671, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, if enacted, is
amended to read:
|Subd. 3.Criminal Apprehension
|Appropriations by Fund
|(a) DWI Lab Analysis; Trunk Highway Fund
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
51.14161.20, subdivision 3
, $1,941,000 each year
is from the trunk highway fund for laboratory
analysis related to driving-while-impaired
|(b) Criminal History System
$50,000 the first year and $580,000 the
second year from the general fund and,
notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
51.22299A.705, subdivision 4
, $3,000,000 the
first year and $2,000,000 the second year
from the vehicle services account in the
special revenue fund are to replace the
state criminal history system. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
expended. Of this amount, $2,980,000 the
first year and $2,580,000 the second year
are for a onetime transfer to the Office of
Enterprise Technology for start-up costs.
Service level agreements must document all
project-related transfers under this paragraph.
Ongoing operating and support costs for this
system shall be identified and incorporated
into future service level agreements.
The commissioner is authorized to use funds
appropriated under this paragraph for the
purposes specified in paragraph (c).
|(c) Criminal Reporting System
$1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000 the
second year from the general fund are to
replace the state's crime reporting system.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until expended. Of these amounts,
$1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000
the second year are for a onetime transfer
to the Office of Enterprise Technology for
start-up costs. Service level agreements
must document all project-related transfers
under this paragraph. Ongoing operating
and support costs for this system shall
be identified and incorporated into future
service level agreements.
The commissioner is authorized to use funds
appropriated under this paragraph for the
purposes specified in paragraph (b).
|(d) Forensic Laboratory
$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year from the general fund and,
notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
52.28161.20, subdivision 3
, $125,000 the first
year and $125,000 the second year from the
trunk highway fund are to replace forensic
laboratory equipment at the Bureau of
$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year from the general fund and,
notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
53.2161.20, subdivision 3
, $200,000 the first
year and $200,000 the second year from the
trunk highway fund are to improve forensic
laboratory staffing at the Bureau of Criminal
|(e) Livescan Fingerprinting
$310,000 the first year and $389,000 the
second year from the general fund are to
maintain Livescan fingerprinting machines.
This is a onetime appropriation.
|(f) General Fund Base
|The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's
53.14 general fund base is reduced by $1,720,000
53.15 in fiscal year 2014 and $2,329,000 in fiscal
53.16 year 2015 to reflect onetime appropriations.
If the vehicle services special revenue account
accrues an unallocated balance in excess
of 50 percent of the previous fiscal year's
expenditures, the commissioner of public
safety shall submit a report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the house
of representatives and senate committees
with jurisdiction over transportation and
public safety policy and finance. The report
must contain specific policy and legislative
recommendations for reducing the fund
balance and avoiding future excessive fund
balances. The report is due within three
months of the fund balance exceeding the
threshold established in this paragraph.
Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.
54.1Unless otherwise provided, section 1 takes effect at the time the provision being
54.2corrected takes effect.