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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 278-H.F.No. 1043 
           An act relating to metropolitan government; providing 
          for qualifications of commission members, budget 
          criteria, plans, and reports; clarifying purposes of 
          regional transit board; requiring regional transit 
          board to contract for route planning and scheduling 
          services; requiring the regional transit board to 
          adopt standards for competitive bidding after a public 
          hearing; regulating participation in a transportation 
          program; providing conditions for incurrence of debt 
          for certain purposes; providing conditions for the use 
          of federal funds; removing fare restrictions; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 473.141, subdivision 
          2, and by adding a subdivision; 473.161, subdivision 
          1c; 473.1623, subdivisions 2, 4, and 5, and by adding 
          a subdivision; 473.303, by adding a subdivision; 
          473.373, by adding a subdivision; 473.377, subdivision 
          1, and by adding subdivisions; 473.38, subdivision 2; 
          473.388, subdivision 2; 473.39, subdivisions 1 and 1a; 
          473.446, subdivision 1; and 473.604, subdivision 1, 
          and by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new 
          law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473; repealing Laws 
          1985, First Special Session chapter 10, section 122. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.141, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP; APPOINTMENTS.] (a) Each agency 
consists of eight members, plus a chair appointed as provided in 
subdivision 3.  The metropolitan council shall appoint the eight 
members on a nonpartisan basis after consultation with the 
members of the legislature from the district for which the 
member is to be appointed.  The consultation with legislators in 
the affected district must include informing each legislator of 
the name, address, and background of each candidate for 
appointment and soliciting and reporting to the appointments 
committee the recommendation of each legislator on the 
appointment.  
    (b) In addition to the notice required in section 15.0597, 
subdivision 4, notice of vacancies and expiration of terms must 
be published in newspapers of general circulation in the 
metropolitan area and the appropriate districts.  The council 
shall notify in writing the governing bodies of the statutory 
and home rule charter cities, counties, and towns having 
territory in the district for which the member is to be 
appointed.  The notices must describe the appointment process 
and invite participation and recommendations on the appointment. 
    (c) The council shall establish an appointments committee, 
composed of members of the council, to screen and review 
candidates.  Following the submission of member applications to 
the metropolitan council as provided under section 15.0597, 
subdivision 5, the appointments committee shall conduct public 
meetings, following appropriate notice, to accept statements 
from or on behalf of persons who have applied or been nominated 
for appointment and to allow consultation with and secure the 
advice of the public and local elected officials.  The committee 
shall hold the meeting on each appointment in the district or in 
a reasonably convenient and accessible location in the part of 
the metropolitan area in which the district is located.  The 
committee may consolidate meetings.  Following the meetings, the 
committee shall submit to the council a written report that 
lists the persons who have applied or been nominated or 
recommended for the position, along with a description of the 
background and qualifications of each.  In making its 
recommendation, the committee specifically shall consider 
evidence of the candidate's commitment to regularly communicate 
on issues before the agency with metropolitan council members, 
legislators and local elected officials in the district, and the 
committee shall report its findings on this subject in its 
written report to the council. 
    (d) One member shall be appointed from each of the 
following agency districts: 
    (1) district A, consisting of council districts 1 and 2; 
    (2) district B, consisting of council districts 3 and 7; 
    (3) district C, consisting of council districts 4 and 5; 
    (4) district D, consisting of council districts 6 and 10; 
    (5) district E, consisting of council districts 8 and 9; 
    (6) district F, consisting of council districts 11 and 12; 
    (7) district G, consisting of council districts 13 and 14; 
and 
    (8) district H, consisting of council districts 15 and 16. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.141, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
     Subd. 3a.  [MEMBERS; DUTIES.] Each member shall communicate 
regularly with metropolitan council members, legislators, and 
local government officials in the district the member represents.
     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.161, 
subdivision 1c, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 1c.  [SERVICES AND SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT.] The plan must 
include a services and systems management component that 
describes the levels and costs of services that will be provided 
to service areas and populations within the metropolitan area.  
The component must describe:  (1) service needs, objectives, and 
priorities; (2) changes in existing services; (3) deployment of 
new services; (4) distribution and coordination of services; (5) 
timing, priority, and location, with maps, of service areas, 
routes, levels of service, and similar matters, as appropriate 
to the type of service; (6) delivery methods and 
providers; (6) (7) system management and administration; (7) (8) 
costs; (8) (9) manner of finance and revenue sources, including 
federal and state funds, private funds, taxes, and user charges; 
and (9) (10) fiscal effects.  
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.1623, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [FINANCIAL REPORTING AND MANAGEMENT ADVISORY 
COMMITTEE.] A financial reporting and management advisory 
committee is created, consisting of the chairs of the council 
and the following metropolitan agencies:  the waste control 
commission, transit board, transit commission, metropolitan 
airports commission, and sports facilities commission.  The 
committee is established to assist and advise the council and 
other governing boards in meeting the requirements of this 
section.  Staff and administrative services for the committee 
must be provided by the council and the member agencies.  Other 
agencies shall make financial information available upon request.
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.1623, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [FINANCIAL REPORTING; BUDGETING.] (a) The 
advisory committee, with the assistance of the state auditor and 
the legislative auditor, shall develop uniform or consistent 
standards, formats, and procedures for the budgets and financial 
reports of the council and all metropolitan agencies.  The 
council shall report to the legislature from time to time on 
progress made by the committee in improving the uniformity and 
quality of budgets and financial reports and on legislation that 
may be needed for this purpose. 
    (b) The council and each metropolitan agency shall prepare 
a summary budget for agency fiscal year 1988 and each year 
thereafter.  The advisory committee, with the assistance of the 
state auditor and the legislative auditor, shall develop 
guidelines and models for the summary budgets.  The purpose of 
the summary budget is to increase public knowledge and agency 
accountability by providing citizens outside of the agency with 
a condensed, accessible, and graphic description of the 
financial affairs of the agency.  The document should contain a 
coherent, effectively communicated, understandable statement 
of:  financial trends and forecasts; budget policies and policy 
changes; agency financial assumptions, objectives and plans; 
revenue sources and expenditures by program category; personnel 
policies, decisions, and allocation; budgetary performance 
measures; and similar matters serving the purpose of the 
document. 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.1623, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATION.] The advisory 
committee shall evaluate the benefits, costs, methods, and 
effects, including operational effects, of joint or uniform and 
coordinated exercise of powers by the council and metropolitan 
agencies for appropriate administrative functions.  The study 
must include at least ongoing managerial reporting, contracts, 
purchasing, data processing, and personnel.  The council shall 
report to the legislature from time to time on the findings and 
recommendations of the advisory committee to date by January 1, 
1987, and on legal and other impediments to increased 
coordination of administrative functions.  Before submitting the 
report, the council shall request comments on the report from 
the affected metropolitan agencies, and the comments must be 
submitted along with the report. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.1623, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [PERSONNEL AND ETHICAL PRACTICES; COMMUNICATION.] 
By January 1, of each year, the council and each agency 
represented on the advisory committee established under this 
section shall report to the legislature on the following: 
    (1) agency personnel practices, including an analysis of 
trends, compliance with legal requirements, health care and 
other benefits, and salary levels in comparison with relevant 
job markets; and 
    (2) ethical practices requirements for board members and 
employees of each agency, including the sources of the 
requirements, agency comparisons, and comparison with 
requirements for state and local government officers and 
employees; and 
    (3) the activities undertaken by each agency board member 
and council member to regularly meet with and communicate with 
local officials and legislators in the member's district about 
issues before the agency or council. 
    Sec. 8.  [473.166] [METROPOLITAN TRANSIT PLANNING PROCESS.] 
    By January 15, 1988, the council shall report to the 
legislature a recommended process for coordinating the planning 
and development of transit by regional railroad authorities. 
    Sec. 9.  [473.247] [METROPOLITAN AGENCIES; PUBLIC 
INFORMATION.] 
    The council shall publish a consolidated metropolitan 
bulletin or register containing official notices, meeting and 
hearing schedules, notices of adopted ordinances, rules, 
policies, and similar matters for the council and all 
metropolitan agencies.  Metropolitan agencies shall cooperate 
with the council in providing timely information for publication.
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.303, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3a.  [MEMBERS; DUTIES.] Members have the duties 
imposed by section 2. 
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.373, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [PURPOSE.] (a) The purposes of the board are:  
    (1) to foster effective delivery of existing transit 
services and encourage innovation in transit service; 
    (2) to prepare implementation and financial plans for the 
metropolitan transit system; 
    (3) to set policies and standards for implementing the 
transit policies and programs of the state and the transit 
policies of the metropolitan council in the metropolitan area; 
    (4) to conduct transit research and evaluation; and 
    (5) to administer state and metropolitan transit subsidies. 
    (b) The board shall arrange with others for the delivery 
and provision of transit services and facilities.  The board 
shall avoid, to the greatest extent possible, direct operational 
planning, administration, and management of specific transit 
services and facilities. 
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.377, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] The transit board shall 
prepare, submit to the council, and adopt an implementation plan 
as provided in section 473.161.  The services and systems 
management component of the board's plan must include a 
description of the special transportation service provided under 
section 473.386.  The board shall prepare an implementation plan 
meeting the requirements of this section and submit the plan to 
the council by August 1, 1986, and thereafter at a time 
prescribed by the council. 
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.377, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [FARE POLICY.] The plan must contain a statement 
of the policies that will govern the imposition of user charges 
for various types of transit service and the policies that will 
govern decisions by the board to change fare policy. 
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.377, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [LOCAL REVIEW AND COMMENT.] At least 30 days 
before holding the hearing required on the implementation plan 
or revision, the board shall submit copies of the plan or a 
summary of the plan to the chief administrative officer of each 
statutory and home rule charter city, town, and county in the 
metropolitan area, along with notice of the hearing and an 
invitation to testify and submit comments. 
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.38, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [FINANCIAL PLAN; COUNCIL APPROVAL.] Along with 
its annual budget, each even-numbered year the board shall 
prepare a financial plan for the succeeding three calendar 
years, in half-year segments.  The financial plan must be 
consistent with the board's implementation plan and must contain 
the elements specified in section 473.1623, subdivision 3.  The 
financial plan must contain schedules of user charges and any 
changes in user charges planned or anticipated by the board 
during the period of the plan.  The financial plan must contain 
a proposed request for state financial assistance for the 
succeeding biennium.  The board shall submit the financial plan 
to the council for review and approval or disapproval.  The 
council may approve or disapprove in whole or in part.  The 
council may disapprove only for inconsistency with the policy 
plan of the council. 
    Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.388, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [REPLACEMENT SERVICE; ELIGIBILITY.] The transit 
board may provide assistance under the program to a statutory or 
home rule charter city or town or combination thereof, that:  
    (a) is located in the metropolitan transit taxing district; 
    (b) is not served by the transit commission or is served 
only with transit commission bus routes which begin or end 
within the applying city or town or combination thereof; and 
    (c) has fewer than four scheduled runs of metropolitan 
transit commission bus service during off-peak hours defined in 
section 473.408, subdivision 1.  
    Eligible cities or towns or combinations thereof may apply 
on behalf of a transit operator with whom they propose to 
contract for service.  
    The board may not provide assistance under this section to 
a statutory or home rule charter city or town unless the city or 
town, 
    (i) was receiving assistance under Minnesota Statutes 1982, 
section 174.265 or by July 1, 1984, 
    (ii) had submitted an application for assistance under that 
section by July 1, 1984, or 
    (iii) had submitted a letter of intent to apply for 
assistance under that section by July 1, 1984, and submits an 
application for assistance under this section by July 1, 1988.  
A statutory or home rule charter city or town has an additional 
twelve month extension if it has notified the board before July 
1, 1988, that the city or town is in the process of completing a 
transportation evaluation study that includes an assessment of 
the local transit needs of the city or town. 
    Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.39, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL AUTHORITY.] The council, if 
requested by vote of at least two-thirds of all of the members 
of the transit board, may issue general obligation bonds subject 
to the volume limitation in subdivision 1a to provide funds to 
the board for expenditure to implement the board's approved 
implementation plan and may issue general obligation bonds not 
subject to the volume limitation set forth in subdivision 1a for 
the refunding of outstanding bonds, or certificates of 
indebtedness of the council, the board or the commission, and 
judgments against the board or the commission.  The council may 
not unreasonably withhold the issuance of obligations for an 
implementation plan that has been approved by the council.  The 
council may not issue obligations pursuant to this subdivision, 
other than refunding bonds, in excess of the amount specifically 
authorized by law.  Except as otherwise provided in sections 
473.371 to 473.449, the council shall provide for the issuance, 
sale, and security of the bonds in the manner provided in 
chapter 475, and has the same powers and duties as a 
municipality issuing bonds under that law, except that no 
election is required and the net debt limitations in chapter 475 
do not apply to the bonds.  The obligations are not a debt of 
the state or any municipality or political subdivision within 
the meaning of any debt limitation or requirement pertaining to 
those entities.  Neither the state, nor any municipality or 
political subdivision except the council and board, nor any 
member or officer or employee of the board or council, is liable 
on the obligations.  The obligations may be secured by taxes 
levied without limitation of rate or amount upon all taxable 
property in the transit taxing district and transit area as 
provided in section 473.446, subdivision 1, clause (c).  The 
council shall certify to the transit board before October 1 of 
each year the amounts necessary to provide full and timely 
payment of the obligations.  As part of its levy made under 
section 473.446, subdivision 1, clause (c), the board shall levy 
the amounts certified by the council and transfer the proceeds 
to the council for payment of the obligations.  The taxes must 
be levied, certified, and collected in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of the indebtedness. 
    Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.39, 
subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
     Subd. 1a.  [AMOUNT; I-394 FACILITIES OBLIGATIONS.] (a) The 
council may issue certificates of indebtedness, bonds, or other 
obligations under this section in an amount not 
exceeding $8,500,000 $17,000,000 for expenditure financial 
assistance to the commission, as prescribed in the 
implementation plan of the board and the capital program of the 
commission.  Of this 
    (b) The council may issue certificates of indebtedness, 
bonds, or other obligations under this section in an amount, no 
more than not exceeding $1,500,000 may be spent for land 
acquisition and capital improvements for park and ride lots and 
transit transfer stations planned for the interstate highway 
described in section 161.123, clause (2), commonly known as 
I-394.  These facilities may be constructed and maintained by 
the metropolitan transit commission.  The board shall require, 
as a condition of financial assistance to the commission, that 
the commission make facilities it constructs, acquires, or 
improves for I-394 with funds provided under this provision 
available to all transit providers on a nondiscriminatory basis, 
as the board defines these terms.  The limitation contained in 
this subdivision does not apply to refunding bonds issued by the 
council.  
    Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.446, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [TAXATION WITHIN TRANSIT TAXING DISTRICT.] 
For the purposes of sections 473.401 to 473.451 and the 
metropolitan transit system, except as otherwise provided in 
this subdivision the regional transit board shall levy each year 
upon all taxable property within the metropolitan transit taxing 
district, defined in subdivision 2, a transit tax consisting of: 
    (a) an amount up to two mills times the assessed value of 
all such property, based upon the level of transit service 
provided for the property, the proceeds of which shall be used 
for payment of the expenses of operating transit and paratransit 
service and to provide for payment of obligations issued by the 
commission under section 473.436, subdivision 6; 
    (b) an additional amount, if any, as the board determines 
to be necessary to provide for the full and timely payment of 
its certificates of indebtedness and other obligations 
outstanding on July 1, 1985, to which property taxes under this 
section have been pledged; and 
    (c) an additional amount necessary to provide full and 
timely payment of certificates of indebtedness, bonds, including 
refunding bonds or other obligations issued or to be issued 
under section 473.39 by the council for purposes of acquisition 
and betterment of property and other improvements of a capital 
nature and to which the council or board has specifically 
pledged tax levies under this clause. 
    The county auditor shall reduce the tax levied pursuant to 
this subdivision on all property within statutory and home rule 
charter cities and towns that receive full peak service and 
limited off-peak service by an amount equal to the tax levy that 
would be produced by applying a rate of 0.5 mills on the 
property.  The county auditor shall reduce the tax levied 
pursuant to this subdivision on all property within statutory 
and home rule charter cities and towns that receive limited peak 
service by an amount equal to the tax levy that would be 
produced by applying a rate of 0.75 mills on the property.  The 
amounts so computed by the county auditor shall be submitted to 
the commissioner of revenue as part of the abstracts of tax 
lists required to be filed with the commissioner under section 
275.29.  Any prior year adjustments shall also be certified in 
the abstracts of tax lists.  The commissioner shall review the 
certifications to determine their accuracy and may make changes 
in the certification as necessary or return a certification to 
the county auditor for corrections.  The commissioner shall pay 
to the regional transit board the amounts certified by the 
county auditors on the dates provided in section 273.13, 
subdivision 15a, clause (3).  There is annually appropriated 
from the general fund in the state treasury to the department of 
revenue the amounts necessary to make these payments in fiscal 
year 1987 and thereafter.  
    For the purposes of this subdivision, "full peak and 
limited off-peak service" means peak period regular route 
service, plus weekday midday regular route service at intervals 
longer than 60 minutes on the route with the greatest frequency; 
and "limited peak period service" means peak period regular 
route service only. 
    Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.604, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  The following persons and their respective 
successors shall constitute the members and governing body of 
the corporation, namely: 
    (1) All of the members and commissioners in office January 
1, 1973, for the remainder of the terms for which they were 
appointed or otherwise selected, respectively; 
    (2) The mayor of each of the cities, or a qualified voter 
appointed by the mayor, for the term of office as mayor; 
    (3) A member of the council of each of the cities, 
appointed by the council for a term of four years commencing in 
July, 1977; 
    (4) A member of the park board of Minneapolis appointed by 
that board and a second member of the council of St. Paul, 
appointed by it, each for a term of two years commencing in 
July, 1979; 
    (5) One additional resident of each city, who does not hold 
any office under the state or any of its political subdivisions 
except that of notary public, herein termed a "citizen 
commissioner," such member in St. Paul to be appointed by the 
mayor, with the approval of the council, and in Minneapolis by 
the council, with the approval of the mayor; each for a term of 
two years commencing in July, 1979; 
    (6) Six additional members, each appointed by the governor 
on a nonpartisan basis, and each holding no other office under 
the state or any of its political subdivisions except that of 
notary public; for terms and with residence qualifications as 
follows: 
    (a) (1) A resident of the area of the counties of 
Washington and Ramsey, outside of St. Paul, for a four-year term 
commencing in July, 1974, and a successor for a term ending July 
1, 1981; 
    (2) A resident of the county of Anoka, for a four-year term 
commencing in July, 1974, and a successor for a term ending July 
1, 1981; 
    (3) Three residents of the area of the counties of Carver, 
Scott and Hennepin, outside Minneapolis, for a two-year term 
commencing in July, 1974, and their successors for a term ending 
July 1, 1981; 
    (4) A resident of the county of Dakota, for a four-year 
term commencing in July, 1974, and a successor for a term ending 
July 1, 1981; 
    (b) As successors to all members referred to in paragraphs 
(2) to (6)(a), whose terms will expire in July, 1981, a number 
of members appointed from precincts equal or nearest to but not 
exceeding half the number of districts which are provided by law 
for the selection of members of the metropolitan council in 
section 473.123.  Each member shall be a resident of the 
precinct represented.  The members shall be appointed by the 
governor as follows:  a number as near as possible to 
one-fourth, for a term of one year; a similar number for a term 
of two years; a similar number for a term of three years; and a 
similar number for a term of four years, all of which terms 
shall commence on July 1, 1981.  The successors of each member 
shall be appointed for four-year terms commencing in July of 
each fourth year after the expiration of the original term.  
Before making an appointment, the governor shall consult with 
each member of the legislature from the precinct for which the 
member is to be appointed, to solicit the legislator's 
recommendation on the appointment; 
    (7) One member appointed by the governor of the state, who 
shall be chair of the corporation, appointed for a term 
coterminous with that of the governor. 
    Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.604, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [MEMBERS; DUTIES.] Members appointed under 
subdivision 1 have the duties imposed by section 2. 
    Sec. 22.  [473.391] [ROUTE PLANNING AND SCHEDULING.] 
    The regional transit board shall contract with the 
metropolitan transit commission or other operators or local 
governments for route planning and scheduling services in any 
configuration of new or reconfiguration of existing transit 
services and routes, including route planning and scheduling 
necessary for the test marketing program, the service bidding 
program, and the interstate highway described in section 
161.123, clause (2), commonly known as I-394.  Route planning 
and scheduling is subject to approval by the board for 
conformity to the board's transit implementation plans and 
route, schedule, and other service standards, objectives, and 
policies established by the board. 
    Sec. 23.  [473.392] [SERVICE BIDDING.] 
    The regional transit board may competitively bid transit 
service only in accordance with standards, procedures, and 
guidelines adopted by resolution of the board.  The board shall 
establish a project management team to assist and advise the 
board in developing and implementing standards, procedures, and 
guidelines.  The project management team must include 
representatives of the metropolitan transit commission, the 
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005, private operators, local 
governments, and other persons interested in the subject.  At 
least 60 days before adopting any standards, procedures, or 
guidelines for competitive bidding of transit service, the board 
shall hold a public hearing on the subject.  The board shall 
publish notice of the hearing in newspapers of general 
circulation in the metropolitan area not less than 15 days 
before the hearing.  At the hearing all interested persons must 
be afforded an opportunity to present their views orally and in 
writing.  Following the hearing, and after considering the 
testimony, the board shall revise and adopt the standards, 
procedures, and guidelines. 
    Sec. 24.  [473.393] [FEDERAL GRANTS.] 
    The regional transit board may not be a recipient of 
federal capital or operating assistance for transit.  The board 
shall study and report to the legislature by January 1, 1988, on 
the effects, advantages, and disadvantages of transferring the 
authority to receive these funds from the commission to the 
board and on how and for what purpose the board would use the 
funds differently than the commission could use the funds. 
    Sec. 25.  [RATIFICATION.] 
    Minnesota Statutes, section 473.39, subdivision 1, as 
amended by section 17, clarifies legislative intent.  
Obligations issued prior to the effective date of section 17 are 
not invalid or unenforceable if issued in accordance with 
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.39, subdivision 1, as amended by 
section 17. 
    Sec. 26.  [FARE RESTRICTION REPEALED.] 
    The provisions respecting fares of the metropolitan transit 
commission in Laws 1981, chapter 363, section 55, subdivision 1; 
Laws 1981, Third Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 
2, subdivision 2; and Laws 1983, chapter 293, section 2, 
subdivision 5, are repealed.  
    Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 10, section 122, 
is repealed. 
    Sec. 27.  [APPLICATION.] 
    Sections 1 to 28 are effective in the counties of Anoka, 
Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
    Sec. 28.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved May 28, 1987