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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                        CHAPTER 269-S.F.No. 1618 
           An act relating to the organization and operation of 
          state government; appropriating money for the 
          department of transportation and other agencies with 
          certain conditions; providing for regulation of 
          certain activities and practices; providing for 
          certain rights-of-way; requiring studies and reports; 
          fixing and limiting accounts and fees; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 12.14; 41A.09; 
          43A.08, subdivision 1; 168.123, subdivision 2; 168.33, 
          subdivisions 2 and 7; 173.25; 237.30; 341.10; 373.35, 
          subdivision 1; 473.384, subdivision 7; 473.386, 
          subdivision 4; and 505.1792, subdivision 1; proposing 
          coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER AGENCIES; 
APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
figures "1989," "1990," and "1991," where used in this act, mean 
that the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
available for the year ending June 30, 1989, June 30, 1990, or 
June 30, 1991, respectively.  

                            SUMMARY BY FUND 
                           1990          1991           TOTAL   
General             $   94,998,000 $  94,533,000  $  189,531,000
Special Revenue          5,827,000     5,988,000      11,815,000
Airports                14,099,000    13,927,000      28,026,000
M.S.A.S.                76,800,000    78,200,000     155,000,000
C.S.A.H.               237,400,000   242,000,000     479,400,000
Tr. Hwy.               796,051,000   813,602,000   1,609,653,000
Hwy. User               11,047,000    11,287,000      22,334,000
Transit Assistance      23,344,000    23,344,000      46,688,000
Motor Vehicle Transfer     869,000       869,000      1,738,000 
Petroleum Cleanup           56,000        56,000        112,000 
Transfers to Other 
   Direct               (2,789,000)   (2,543,000)     (5,332,000)
TOTAL     $         $1,257,702,000 $1,281,263,000 $2,538,965,000
                                          APPROPRIATIONS
                                       Available for the Year
                                           Ending June 30 
                                          1990         1991
     Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION  
     Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                       $1,076,057,000 $1,101,119,000
    Approved Complement - 4,767 
    General - 14 
    State Airports - 40 
    Trunk Highway - 4,697 
    Federal - 16 
 The appropriations in this section are 
from the trunk highway fund, except 
where another fund is named. 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  4,205,000  $  4,203,000 
Airports           $ 14,099,000  $ 13,927,000 
M.S.A.S.           $ 76,800,000  $ 78,200,000 
C.S.A.H.           $237,400,000  $242,000,000 
Trunk Highway      $734,607,000  $753,843,000 
Transit Assistance
  Fund             $  8,077,000  $  8,077,000 
Motor Vehicle 
  Transfer         $    869,000  $    869,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
     Subd. 2.  Highway Development     750,467,000  791,014,000
              Summary by Fund 
M.S.A.S.           $ 76,800,000  $ 78,200,000 
C.S.A.H.           $237,400,000  $242,000,000 
Trunk Highway      $435,398,000  $469,945,000 
Motor Vehicle 
 Transfer          $    869,000 $869,000
(a) Trunk Highways 
      1990          1991 
  $426,816,000  $426,816,000 
              Summary by Fund 
Trunk Highway      $425,947,000  $425,947,000 
Motor Vehicle      $    869,000  $    869,000
Transfer
 It is estimated that the appropriation 
from the trunk highway fund will be 
funded as follows:  
Federal Highway Aid 
  $210,000,000  $210,000,000 
Highway User Taxes 
  $215,947,000  $215,947,000 
 The commissioner of transportation 
shall notify the chair of the committee 
on finance of the senate and chair of 
the committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives promptly of 
any events that should cause these 
estimates to change. 
 This appropriation is for the actual 
construction, reconstruction, and 
improvement of trunk highways.  This 
includes the cost of actual payment to 
landowners for lands acquired for 
highway right-of-way, payment to 
lessees, interest subsidies, and 
relocation expenses.  
 $300,000 appropriated by Laws 1988, 
chapter 603, section 7, paragraph (a), 
from the highway user tax distribution 
fund to the transportation study board 
is available until June 30, 1991. 
(b) County State Aids
  $237,400,000  $242,000,000 
 This appropriation is from the county 
state-aid highway fund and is available 
until spent.  
(c) Municipal State Aids
  $ 76,800,000  $ 78,200,000 
 This appropriation is from the 
municipal state-aid street fund and is 
available until spent.  
 If an appropriation for either county 
state aids or municipal state aids does 
not exhaust the balance in the fund 
from which it is made in the year for 
which it is made, the commissioner of 
finance, upon request of the 
commissioner of transportation, shall 
notify the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives of the amount of the 
remainder and shall then add that 
amount to the appropriation.  The 
amount added is appropriated for the 
purposes of county state aids or 
municipal state aids, as appropriate.  
(d) Highway Debt Service
  $  9,451,000  $ 43,998,000 
 $9,057,000 the first year and 
$8,704,000 the second year are for 
transfer to the state bond fund. 
 If this appropriation is insufficient 
to make all transfers required in the 
year for which it is made, the 
commissioner of finance shall notify 
the committee on finance of the senate 
and the committee on appropriations of 
the house of representatives of the 
amount of the deficiency and shall then 
transfer that amount under the 
statutory open appropriation.  
 Any excess appropriation must be 
canceled to the trunk highway fund. 
     Subd. 3.  Public Transit 
Assistance                              11,551,000   11,551,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  3,474,000  $  3,474,000 
Transit Assistance $  8,077,000  $  8,077,000 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
Up to $100,000 of this appropriation 
may be used for a study of 
transportation services provided by 
volunteer drivers, including, but not 
limited to, identification of issues 
relating to insurance availability and 
cost.  The commissioner shall report 
the findings of the study to the 1991 
legislature. 
(a) Light Rail Transit 
  $  3,408,000  $  3,408,000 
 This appropriation is from the transit 
assistance fund. 
 A grant for light rail transit service 
within the seven-county metropolitan 
area must be made only with the 
approval of the regional transit board. 
(b) Greater Minnesota Transit 
Assistance 
  $  8,143,000  $  8,143,000 
 $4,669,000 the first year and 
$4,669,000 the second year are from the 
transit assistance fund. 
     Subd. 4.  Aeronautics              10,031,000   10,181,000 
 This appropriation is from the state 
airports fund.  
(a) Airport Development and Assistance
  $  9,966,000  $ 10,116,000 
 $1,746,000 the first year and 
$1,746,000 the second year are for 
navigational aids.  
 $6,039,000 the first year and 
$6,089,000 the second year are for 
airport construction grants.  
 $1,773,000 the first year and 
$1,773,000 the second year are for 
airport maintenance grants.  
 If the appropriation for either year 
for navigational aids, airport 
construction grants, or airport 
maintenance grants is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  The appropriations 
for construction grants and maintenance 
grants must be expended only for 
grant-in-aid programs for airports that 
are not state owned. 
 These appropriations must be expended 
in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
section 360.305, subdivision 4. 
 The commissioner of transportation may 
transfer unencumbered balances among 
the appropriations for airport 
development and assistance with the 
approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission.  
 $8,000 the first year and $8,000 the 
second year are for maintenance of the 
Pine Creek Airport.  
 $400,000 the first year and $500,000 
the second year are for air service 
grants. 
(b) Civil Air Patrol 
  $     65,000  $     65,000 
     Subd. 5.  Operations              188,268,000  188,336,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each activity are as 
follows:  
(a) Maintenance
  $128,504,000  $128,544,000 
(b) Construction Support
  $ 59,764,000  $ 59,792,000
     Subd. 6.  Technical Services       56,173,000   55,393,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each activity are as 
follows:  
(a) Program Delivery 
  $ 52,411,000  $ 51,631,000 
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year are for a transportation 
research contingent account to finance 
research projects that are reimbursable 
from the federal government or from 
other sources.  If the appropriation 
for either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
 The department is directed to seek 
federal funding for all or part of the 
costs associated with construction and 
operation of the cold region test 
facility.  The local road research 
board may contribute available research 
funds to the department to further the 
development of this facility. 
(b) State Aid Technical Assistance
  $    946,000  $    946,000 
(c) Electronic Communications
  $  2,816,000  $  2,816,000 
     Subd. 7.  Program Management       11,817,000   11,175,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $    684,000  $    682,000 
Trunk Highway      $  7,719,000  $  6,969,000 
State Airports     $  3,414,000  $  3,524,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each activity are as 
follows: 
(a) Highway Program Administration 
  $  1,850,000  $  1,850,000
              Summary by Fund 
General            $     75,000  $     75,000 
Trunk Highway      $  1,775,000  $  1,775,000 
 $243,000 the first year and $243,000 
the second year are available for 
grants to regional development 
commissions outside the seven-county 
metropolitan area for transportation 
studies to identify critical concerns, 
problems, and issues. 
(b) Motor Carrier Administration 
  $  1,212,000  $  1,212,000 
(c) Railroads and Waterways 
  $    962,000  $    961,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $ 237,000  $    236,000 
Trunk Highway      $ 725,000     $ 725,000 
(d) Transit Administration
  $    597,000  $    596,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $    372,000  $    371,000 
Trunk Highway      $    225,000  $    225,000 
(e) Aeronautics Administration 
  $  3,414,000  $  3,524,000 
 This appropriation is from the state 
airports fund. 
(f) Transportation Data Analysis 
  $  3,782,000  $  3,032,000 
     Subd. 8.  General Support  
Services                                38,355,000   33,469,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $     47,000  $     47,000 
Airports           $    254,000  $    222,000 
Trunk Highway      $ 38,054,000  $ 33,200,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each activity are as 
follows:  
(a) General Administration 
  $ 12,483,000  $ 12,505,000 
(b) General Services
  $  6,837,000  $  5,687,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $     42,000  $     42,000 
Airports           $    131,000  $    120,000 
Trunk Highway      $  6,664,000  $  5,525,000 
 $1,375,000 the first year is for data 
processing development.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium.  
(c) Equipment
  $ 17,815,000  $ 14,057,000 
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $      5,000  $      5,000 
Airports           $     69,000  $     48,000 
Trunk Highway      $ 17,741,000  $ 14,004,000 
(d) Legal Services
  $  1,166,000  $  1,166,000 
 This appropriation is for the purchase 
of legal services from or through the 
attorney general.  
(e) Air Transportation Services 
  $     54,000  $     54,000 
 This appropriation is from the state 
airports fund.  
     Subd. 9.  Transfers
 The commissioner of transportation with 
the approval of the commissioner of 
finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances among the appropriations from 
the trunk highway fund and the state 
airports fund made in this section.  No 
transfer may be made from the 
appropriation for trunk highway 
development.  No transfer may be made 
from the appropriations for debt 
service to any other appropriation.  
Transfers may not be made between funds.
Transfers must be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
     Subd. 10.  Contingent Appropriation
 The commissioner of transportation, 
with the approval of the governor after 
consultation with the legislative 
advisory commission, may transfer all 
or part of the unappropriated balance 
in the trunk highway fund to an 
appropriation for trunk highway design, 
construction, or inspection in order to 
take advantage of an unanticipated 
receipt of income to the trunk highway 
fund, or to trunk highway maintenance 
in order to meet an emergency.  The 
amount transferred is appropriated for 
the purpose of the account to which it 
is transferred. 
     Subd. 11.  Buildings                9,395,000
              Summary by Fund
Trunk Highway      $  8,995,000  $     -0-   
Airports           $    400,000  $     -0    
 The appropriations in this subdivision 
are available the day following final 
enactment and until spent.  
(a) St. Paul Central Office Building       150,000
This appropriation is to prepare, in 
consultation with the department of 
administration, alternative building, 
site, and financing proposals for 
consideration by the 1990 legislature. 
(b) Duluth District Headquarters         3,900,000
This appropriation is to construct an 
addition for office, shops, and vehicle 
storage; to remodel and update the 
four-story office tower; to remove 
asbestos; to improve mechanical, 
electrical, fire, and life safety 
items; and to enlarge the parking lot 
to accommodate relocated employees. 
(c) Marshall Area Maintenance Building   2,200,000
This appropriation is to construct a 
new building with space for shops, 
storage, offices, and support 
facilities. 
(d) Moorhead Weigh Station                 655,000
This appropriation is to construct a 
scale house, electronic weigh scale 
platform and pit, and a 
weighing-in-motion sorter. 
(e) St. Cloud Area Headquarters             90,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
working drawings for remodeling and 
construction of an addition to the 
office areas. 
(f) Maple Grove Truck Station               60,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
working drawings for construction of an 
addition to provide space for offices 
and equipment. 
(g) Detroit Lakes Headquarters             100,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
working drawings for remodeling and 
construction of an addition to provide 
space for offices, shops, and storage. 
(h) Mankato Headquarters                    90,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
working drawings for remodeling and 
construction of an addition to provide 
space for offices, shops, and storage. 
(i) Spring Lake Park                        55,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
working drawings for a new equipment 
storage building. 
(j) Golden Valley Headquarters              50,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
schematic plans for solving problems 
related to inadequate space for 
offices, shops, and storage. 
(k) Arden Hills Training Center             50,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
schematic plans for remodeling and 
renovating the center. 
(l) Thief River Falls Government 
Service Center                             100,000
This appropriation is to prepare 
working drawings for a building to 
house the resident engineer 
construction office, the truck station, 
the state patrol district office, and 
the department of natural resources 
area office. 
(m) Statewide
(1) Remove asbestos from department
buildings and reinsulate pipes             250,000
(2) Replace underground storage 
tanks or upgrade to EPA standards          750,000
(3) Construct or remodel chemical
storage sheds                              405,000
(4) Acquire land                            90,000
This appropriation is to acquire land 
for truck stations. 
(n) St. Paul Downtown Airport              400,000
This appropriation is from the state 
airports fund to acquire an airplane 
hangar.  
     Sec. 3.  REGIONAL TRANSIT BOARD 
     Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                           24,923,000   24,923,000
              Summary by Fund
General            $  9,656,000  $  9,656,000
Transit Assistance $ 15,267,000  $ 15,267,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it. 
For the purpose of improving air 
quality and promoting alternative 
energy sources in the metropolitan 
area, the regional transit board shall 
evaluate and promote the use of 
vehicles that operate on clean-burning 
alternative fuels, including natural 
gas, methanol, and ethanol.  The board 
shall:  evaluate the feasibility and 
effectiveness of using the fuels; 
review the efforts of other public 
agencies in the use of the fuels; and 
examine opportunities and demonstrate, 
when technically and economically 
feasible, the use of the fuels in 
vehicles and buses operated by the 
board, the metropolitan transit 
commission, and other transit operators 
and in the vehicle fleets of other 
metropolitan agencies.  In its 1990 and 
1991 reports to the legislature, the 
board shall include a report on its 
activities in carrying out the 
provisions of this paragraph. 
     Subd. 2.  Regular Route Service 
  $ 11,154,000  $ 11,154,000 
     Subd. 3.  Metro Mobility 
  $ 11,500,000  $ 11,500,000 
     Subd. 4.  Small Urban, Rural, and 
Replacement Services 
  $    919,000  $    919,000 
     Subd. 5.  Planning and Programs 
  $    900,000  $    900,000 
     Subd. 6.  Administration 
  $    450,000  $    450,000 
     Sec. 4.  TRANSPORTATION 
REGULATION BOARD                           629,000      609,000 
    Approved Complement - 9.5 
 This appropriation is from the trunk 
highway fund. 
     Sec. 5.  PUBLIC SAFETY
     Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                           93,727,000   92,489,000
                            1990      1991
     Approved Complement - 1,731.9   1,744.9 
     General -               394.2     397.2 
     Special Revenue -        22.5      26.5 
     Trunk Highway -       1,090.8   1,092.8 
     Highway User -          172.6     172.6 
     Federal -                51.8      55.8 
 The above approved complement includes 
531 for state-funded, unclassified 
patrol officers and supervisors of the 
state patrol.  Nothing in this 
provision is intended to limit the 
authority of the commissioner of public 
safety to transfer personnel, with the 
approval of the commissioner of 
finance, among the various units and 
divisions within this section, provided 
that the above complement must be 
reduced accordingly. 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $ 23,971,000  $ 23,752,000 
Trunk Highway      $ 59,944,000  $ 58,279,000 
Highway User       $ 10,922,000  $ 11,162,000 
Special Revenue    $  1,679,000  $  1,839,000 
Transfers to Other
          Direct  ($ 2,789,000) ($ 2,543,000)
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
     Subd. 2.  Administration and Related 
Services
  $  5,481,000  $  5,066,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $     53,000  $     53,000 
Trunk Highway      $  5,338,000  $  4,923,000 
Highway User       $     90,000  $     90,000 
 $967,000 the first year and $549,000 
the second year are for management 
information systems.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year of the biennium. 
     Subd. 3.  Emergency Management 
  $    955,000  $    955,000
$426,000 the first year and $426,000 
the second year are for nuclear plant 
preparedness.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year of the biennium. 
     Subd. 4.  Criminal Apprehension
  $ 13,495,000  $ 13,525,000
              Summary by Fund 
General            $ 12,046,000  $ 12,076,000 
Special Revenue    $    480,000  $    480,000 
Trunk Highway      $    969,000  $    969,000 
 $223,000 the first year and $223,000 
the second year are for use by the 
bureau of criminal apprehension for the 
purpose of investigating 
cross-jurisdictional criminal 
activity.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year of the biennium.  
 $171,000 the first year and $171,000 
the second year are for grants to local 
officials for the cooperative 
investigation of cross-jurisdictional 
criminal activity.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year of the biennium. 
 $384,000 the first year and $384,000 
the second year from the Bureau of 
Criminal Apprehension Account in the 
special revenue fund are for laboratory 
activities. 
 $96,000 the first year and $96,000 the 
second year from the Bureau of Criminal 
Apprehension Account in the special 
revenue fund are for grants to local 
officials for the cooperative 
investigation of cross-jurisdictional 
criminal activity.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year. 
 $730,000 the first year and $730,000 
the second year are for the purchase of 
an automated fingerprint identification 
system through lease-purchase.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
     Subd. 5.  Fire Safety
  $  1,898,000  $  1,894,000 
     Subd. 6.  State Patrol
  $ 39,050,000  $ 37,998,000
 This appropriation is from the trunk 
highway fund. 
 No more than five positions, excluding 
the chief patrol officer, in the state 
patrol support activity may be filled 
by state troopers. 
 This appropriation includes $100,000 in 
the first year from the trunk highway 
fund to install Minnesota State 
Emergency Frequency (MINSEF) Base 
Stations at the following six 
locations:  Dresbach, Hader, Biscay, 
Truman, Erhard, and Crookston. 
 The commissioner may purchase other 
motor fuel when gasohol is not 
available for the operation of state 
patrol vehicles. 
During the biennium ending June 30, 
1991, and notwithstanding other law to 
the contrary, the commissioner shall 
authorize the appointing authority to 
permit the donation of up to eight 
hours of accumulated vacation time in 
each year by each employee who is a 
member of the law enforcement unit 
number 1 to the employee's union 
representative for the purpose of 
carrying out the duties of office. 
 $900,000 the first year and $371,000 
the second year from the trunk highway 
fund are to modernize the metropolitan 
area radio communications centers.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
     Subd. 7.  Capitol Security
  $  1,540,000  $  1,572,000 
     Subd. 8.  Driver and Vehicle Licensing
  $ 28,347,000  $ 28,358,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  4,377,000  $  4,377,000 
Trunk Highway      $ 14,587,000  $ 14,389,000 
Highway User       $  9,383,000  $  9,592,000 
 $431,000 the first year and $431,000 
the second year are for alcohol 
assessment reimbursements to counties. 
     Subd. 9.  Liquor Control 
  $    738,000  $    738,000 
     Subd. 10.  Ancillary Services
  $  2,223,000  $  2,383,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  1,024,000  $  1,024,000 
Special Revenue    $  1,199,000  $  1,359,000 
(a) Pipeline Safety
  $    549,000  $    709,000
 This appropriation is from the pipeline 
safety account in the special revenue 
fund.  The pipeline safety account is a 
dedicated receipt account, which means 
that fee revenue generated in one year 
does not cancel but is carried forward 
to the following year. 
(b) Crime Victims Reparations Board 
  $  1,390,000  $  1,390,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $    840,000  $    840,000 
Special Revenue    $    550,000  $    550,000
 The appropriation from the special 
revenue fund is from the crime victim 
and witness account.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining the first year does 
not cancel but is available for the 
second year of the biennium. 
 Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, the crime victims reparations 
board shall, to the extent possible, 
distribute the appropriation in equal 
monthly increments.  In no case shall 
the total awards exceed the 
appropriation made in this subdivision. 
(c) Children's Trust Fund
  $    100,000     $    100,000 
 This appropriation is from the 
children's trust fund account in the 
special revenue fund. 
(d) Emergency Response Commission 
  $  129,000    $  129,000 
(e) Private Detective and Protective 
Agency Licensing Board 
  $   55,000    $   55,000 
     Subd. 11.  Transfers 
 The commissioner of public safety with 
the approval of the commissioner of 
finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the programs within a 
fund.  Transfers must be reported 
immediately to the committee on finance 
of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
    Subd. 12.  Reimbursements 
 (a) $1,340,000 for the first year and 
$1,063,000 for the second year are 
appropriated from the general fund for 
transfer by the commissioner of finance 
to the trunk highway fund on January 1, 
1990, and January 1, 1991, 
respectively, in order to reimburse the 
trunk highway fund for expenses not 
related to the fund.  These represent 
amounts appropriated out of the trunk 
highway fund for general fund purposes 
in the administration and related 
services program.  
 (b) $455,000 for the first year and 
$453,000 for the second year are 
appropriated from the highway user tax 
distribution fund for transfer by the 
commissioner of finance to the trunk 
highway fund on January 1, 1990, and 
January 1, 1991, respectively, in order 
to reimburse the trunk highway fund for 
expenses not related to the fund.  
These represent amounts appropriated 
out of the trunk highway fund for 
highway user fund purposes in the 
administration and related services 
program. 
 (c) $994,000 for the first year and 
$1,027,000 for the second year are 
appropriated from the highway user tax 
distribution fund for transfer by the 
commissioner of finance to the general 
fund on January 1, 1990, and January 1, 
1991, respectively, in order to 
reimburse the general fund for expenses 
not related to the fund.  These 
represent amounts appropriated out of 
the general fund for operation of the 
criminal justice data network related 
to driver and motor vehicle licensing. 
     Sec. 6.  BOARD OF PEACE OFFICER 
STANDARDS AND TRAINING
General Operations and Management        3,600,000    3,600,000 
    Approved Complement - 11 
 These appropriations are from the peace 
officers training account in the 
special revenue fund and are available 
until spent. 
 Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, if any presently duly elected 
sheriff is licensed by the board on 
July 1, 1989, only as a result of Laws 
1987, chapter 358, section 6, the 
county board of that county may, after 
notice to the sheriff and a public 
hearing, declare by resolution that the 
office of sheriff in that county is 
vacant, and may schedule a special 
election to fill that office.  Any 
presently duly elected sheriff who is 
licensed by the board on July 1, 1989, 
only as a result of Laws 1987, chapter 
358, section 6, may continue to serve 
in that office without meeting the 
licensing requirements of the board 
only until a successor is duly elected 
at a special election or, if no special 
election is held, until the expiration 
of the term for which the sheriff was 
elected. 
     Sec. 7.  AGRICULTURE
     Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                           11,269,000   11,294,000
                      1990      1991 
Approved Complement - 474.8     475.8 
General -             196.8     197.8 
Special/Revolving -   259.7     259.7 
Federal -              18.3      18.3 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $ 11,084,000  $ 11,109,000
Special Revenue       $ 185,000     $ 185,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
     Subd. 2.  Protection Service
  $  4,269,000  $  4,269,000 
     Subd. 3.  Promotion and Marketing 
  $    757,000  $    757,000 
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are for transfer to the 
Minnesota grown account. 
$100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year is appropriated under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.09, 
subdivision 1, to the commissioner of 
agriculture to promote the use of 
ethanol fuel.  This appropriation is in 
addition to the other appropriations in 
section 41A.09.  
     Subd. 4.  Family Farm Security 
  $  1,559,000  $  1,559,000 
 $962,000 the first year and $962,000 
the second year are for family farm 
security interest payment adjustments.  
If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  No new 
loans may be approved in fiscal year 
1990 or 1991.  
 $300,000 the first year and $300,000 
the second year are for farm crisis 
assistance. 
     Subd. 5.  Administrative Support and 
Grants 
  $  4,684,000  $  4,709,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  4,499,000  $  4,524,000
Special Revenue    $    185,000  $    185,000 
 $185,000 the first year and $185,000 
the second year are from the 
commodities research and promotion 
account in the special revenue fund. 
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are for grants to 
farmers for demonstration projects 
involving sustainable agriculture.  If 
a project cost is more than $25,000, 
the amount above $25,000 must be 
cost-shared at a state-applicant ratio 
of one to one.  Priorities must be 
given for projects involving multiple 
parties.  Up to $20,000 each year may 
be used for dissemination of 
information about the demonstration 
grant projects. 
 $73,000 the first year and $73,000 the 
second year are for the Northern Crops 
Institute.  These appropriations, and 
money granted to the Northern Crops 
Institute for fiscal year 1989, may be 
spent to purchase equipment and are 
available until spent.  
 $31,000 the first year and $31,000 the 
second year are for payment of claims 
relating to livestock damaged by 
endangered animal species.  If the 
appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
 $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the 
second year are for payment of claims 
relating to agricultural crops damaged 
by elk. 
 $103,000 the first year and $103,000 
the second year are for the seaway port 
authority of Duluth. 
     Subd. 6.  Transfers 
 The commissioner of agriculture with 
the approval of the commissioner of 
finance may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the above programs. 
Transfers must be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives.  
     Sec. 8.  WORLD TRADE CENTER 
CORPORATION                              1,350,000      800,000 
This appropriation includes $450,000 in 
the first year to cover part of the 
cost of conducting the World Assembly 
in Minnesota in 1990.  It is the intent 
of the legislature that the World Trade 
Center Corporation secure an additional 
$300,000 from sources other than state 
funds to cover the cost of conducting 
this event.  The corporation shall 
report the results of its efforts to 
the legislature by January 15, 1991. 
Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
fiscal year 1989 does not cancel but is 
available for fiscal year 1990 and any 
unencumbered balance remaining in 
fiscal year 1990 does not cancel but is 
available for fiscal year 1991. 
     Sec. 9.  BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL 
RESOURCES                                4,948,000    4,948,000
    Approved Complement - 25 
 $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the 
second year are for the International 
Water Coalition. 
$978,000 the first year and $978,000 
the second year are for general purpose 
grants to soil and water conservation 
districts, including conservation 
tillage and review and comment on water 
permits.  Upon approval of the board, 
expenditures may be made from these 
appropriations for supplies and 
services benefiting soil and water 
conservation districts.  
 $199,000 the first year and $199,000 
the second year are for grants to 
watershed districts and other local 
units of government in the southern 
Minnesota river basin study area 2 for 
flood plain management.  
 $1,501,000 the first year and 
$1,501,000 the second year are for 
grants to soil and water conservation 
districts for cost-sharing contracts 
for erosion control and water quality 
management.  
 The appropriations in this section for 
the southern Minnesota river basin 
study area 2 and for grants to soil and 
water districts for cost-sharing 
contracts for erosion control and water 
quality management are available until 
expended. 
 $159,000 the first year and $159,000 
the second year are for grants-in-aid 
to soil and water conservation 
districts and local units of government 
to assist them in solving sediment and 
erosion control problems.  Grants must 
not exceed 50 percent of total project 
costs or 50 percent of the local share 
if federal money is used.  Priority 
must be given to projects designed to 
solve lakeshore, stream bank, and 
roadside erosion and to projects 
eligible for federal matching money.  
 $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
the second year are for comprehensive 
local water planning. 
$902,000 the first year and $902,000 
the second year are for technical 
services and implementation of the 
conservation reserve program.  Of this 
appropriation, $750,000 the first year 
and $750,000 the second year must be 
distributed to soil and water 
conservation districts. 
     Sec. 10.  BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH     2,165,000    1,995,000 
    Approved Complement - 37 
 This appropriation includes $25,000 the 
first year and $25,000 the second year 
for payment of indemnities.  If the 
appropriation for indemnities for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  Indemnities of less 
than $1 must not be paid.  
$300,000 the first year and $150,000 
the second year are for an integrated 
pseudorabies control and research 
program.  The board of animal health 
must consult with the pseudorabies 
advisory council about how this money 
should be spent.  The appropriation for 
the second year is available only as 
matched, dollar for dollar, by money 
from nonstate sources.  
     Sec. 11.  COMMERCE 
     Subdivision 1.  Total 
 Appropriation                          10,319,000   10,355,000 
    Approved Complement - 230 
    General - 225 
    Petroleum Cleanup - 2 
    Special Revenue - 3 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  9,965,000  $ 10,000,000 
Petroleum Cleanup  $     56,000  $     56,000 
Special Revenue    $    298,000  $    299,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
The department must comply with 
Minnesota Statutes, section 8.15 only 
to the extent of funds appropriated for 
that purpose. 
     Subd. 2.  Financial Examinations 
  $  4,166,000  $  4,166,000 
     Subd. 3.  Registration and Analysis 
  $  1,863,000  $  1,863,000 
     Subd. 4.  Petroleum Tank Release 
Cleanup Board 
  $     56,000  $     56,000 
 This appropriation is from the 
Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund for 
administration. 
     Subd. 5.  Administrative Services 
  $  1,602,000  $  1,637,000 
     Subd. 6.  Enforcement and Licensing 
  $  2,632,000  $  2,633,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  2,334,000  $  2,334,000
Special Revenue    $    298,000  $    299,000
$298,000 the first year and $299,000 
the second year are from the real 
estate education, research, and 
recovery account in the special revenue 
fund for the purpose of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 82.34, subdivision 
6.  If the appropriation from the 
special revenue fund for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
     Subd. 7.  Transfers 
 The commissioner with the approval of 
the commissioner of finance may 
transfer unencumbered balances not 
specified for a particular purpose 
among the above programs.  Transfers 
must be reported immediately to the 
committee on finance of the senate and 
the committee on appropriations of the 
house of representatives.  
Up to $50,000 may be used to study the 
cost effectiveness of care provided by 
members of the healing arts, as defined 
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 146.  
The commissioner shall report the 
findings to the legislature by January 
1, 1990. 
     Sec. 12.  NON-HEALTH-RELATED BOARDS 
     Subdivision 1.  Total for this 
section                                    964,000      955,000 
     Subd. 2.  Board of Abstractors          9,000        8,000 
     Subd. 3.  Board of Accountancy        358,000      358,000 
    Approved Complement - 5 
     Subd. 4.  Board of Architecture, 
Engineering, Land Surveying, and 
Landscape Architecture                     411,000      403,000 
    Approved Complement - 6.5 
     Subd. 5.  Board of Barber
Examiners                                  127,000      127,000 
    Approved Complement - 2.5 
     Subd. 6.  Board of Boxing              59,000       59,000 
    Approved Complement - 1.5 
     Sec. 13.  PUBLIC UTILITIES 
COMMISSION                               2,060,000    2,050,000 
    Approved Complement - 39 
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 216B.243, subdivision 6, for 
any certificate of need application for 
expansion of the storage capacity for 
spent nuclear fuel rods, the commission 
and department shall assess actual 
amounts billed by the office of 
administrative hearings and up to 
$300,000 of reasonable costs of the 
commission and department pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.62, 
subdivision 6, during the biennium, 
subject to the limitations of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 216B.62, subdivision 
2. 
     Sec. 14.  PUBLIC SERVICE
     Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                            6,577,000    6,581,000 
    Approved Complement - 141.8 
    General -  124.3 
    Special Revenue -  7.5 
    Federal -  10.0 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  6,512,000  $  6,516,000 
Special Revenue    $     65,000  $     65,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
     Subd. 2.  Utility Regulation
  $  1,974,000  $  1,974,000
     Subd. 3.  Weights and Measures 
  $  1,973,000  $  1,977,000
     Subd. 4.  Administrative Services 
  $    665,000  $    665,000
     Subd. 5.  Energy 
  $  1,965,000  $  1,965,000 
              Summary by Fund 
General            $  1,900,000  $  1,900,000
Special Revenue    $     65,000  $     65,000 
     Subd. 6.  Transfers 
 The department of public service, with 
the approval of the commissioner of 
finance, may transfer unencumbered 
balances not specified for a particular 
purpose among the above programs.  
Transfers must be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations in the house of 
representatives. 
     Sec. 15.  RACING COMMISSION           930,000      935,000 
    Approved Complement - 9.5 
    General - 8 
    Special Revenue - 1.5 
     Sec. 16.  ETHICAL PRACTICES BOARD     277,000      276,000 
    Approved Complement - 6 
     Sec. 17.  MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL 
BOARD                                      252,000      253,000 
    Approved Complement - 4 
     Sec. 18.  MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN 
BOUNDARY AREA COMMISSION                   111,000      115,000 
     Sec. 19.  UNIFORM LAWS COMMISSION      17,000       17,000 
     Sec. 20.  VOYAGEUR'S NATIONAL PARK
CITIZENS COMMITTEE                          71,000       71,000
Notwithstanding other law to the 
contrary, the citizen's council on 
Voyageurs National Park is extended 
until June 30, 1991. 
     Sec. 21.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY 
     Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                           11,521,000   11,943,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
This appropriation includes funds to 
continue the copying and cataloguing of 
Hubert H. Humphrey Film Archives 
material as determined by the society. 
The society may cooperate with the 
supreme court to ensure that the marble 
fountain which occupied space in the 
former mechanic arts high school 
building is installed in the judicial 
building, using funds included in the 
supreme court appropriation for this 
purpose. 
 The appropriation in this section 
includes no money for compensation 
increases.  The Minnesota historical 
society is eligible for a salary 
supplement in the same manner as state 
agencies.  The commissioner of finance 
will determine the amount of the salary 
supplement based on available 
appropriations.  Employees of the 
Minnesota historical society will be 
paid in accordance with the appropriate 
pay plan.  
     Subd. 2.  Minnesota Historical 
Society Operations                       6,706,000    6,711,000
Any unencumbered balance remaining at 
the end of the first year must be 
returned to the state treasury and 
credited to the general fund. 
     Subd. 3.  Historic Site Operations  3,178,000    3,198,000
 $20,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
second year are to restore and operate 
the Meighen store in Forestville state 
park. 
     Subd. 4.  State History Center        379,000      941,000
Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, unencumbered balances from 
appropriations in Minnesota Session 
Laws 1983, chapter 344, section 13, are 
reappropriated to the Minnesota 
historical society for the state 
history center building and exhibit 
construction purposes.  The Minnesota 
historical society shall report to the 
chair of the senate committee on 
finance and the chair of the house of 
representatives committee on 
appropriations on expenditures made 
under this subdivision.  The purpose of 
the reappropriation is to cover 
existing projects and not to cover 
expansion of projects. 
     Subd. 5.  Repair and Replacement      454,000      454,000
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
     Subd. 6.  Historic Grant-In-Aid       367,000      292,000
(a) Historic Preservation 
  $    295,000  $    265,000 
 For historic site grants to encourage 
local historic preservation projects. 
 To be eligible for a grant, a county or 
local project group must provide a 50 
percent match, in accordance with the 
historical society's guidelines. 
Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
$30,000 the first year is for a grant 
to the city of Little Falls to preserve 
a railroad depot designed by Cass 
Gilbert.  
(b) Archaeology 
  $     27,000  $     27,000 
(c) Special Projects 
  $     45,000  
This appropriation is available until 
expended for the following purposes:  
$15,000 to the Southwest Regional 
Development Commission for the 
Prairieland Expo Center for project 
assistance; $25,000 to the Leech Lake 
Band of Chippewa Indians for project 
planning assistance relating to Battle 
Point; and $5,000 to Houston county to 
relocate the Mayville town hall. 
     Subd. 7.  Fiscal Agent                437,000      347,000 
(a) Sibley House Association 
  $     93,000  $     93,000 
 This appropriation is available for 
operation and maintenance of the Sibley 
House and related buildings on the Old 
Mendota state historic site owned by 
the Sibley House association.  
 The historical society should seek an 
agreement with the Sibley House 
association whereby the historical 
society will make payments to the 
association for this purpose and will 
provide the association with technical 
assistance in applying for federal 
grants. 
 Notwithstanding any other law, the 
Sibley House association may purchase 
fire, wind, hail, and vandalism 
insurance, and insurance coverage for 
fine art objects from this 
appropriation. 
$20,000 the first year and $20,000 the 
second year are for repairs and are 
available as approved by the Minnesota 
historical society working in 
cooperation with the Sibley House 
Association. 
The Minnesota historical society shall 
study and report to the governor and 
the legislature by July 1, 1990, on the 
ownership and management of the Sibley 
house historic site, which includes the 
Sibley, Faribault, and Du Puis houses.  
The purpose of the study is to prepare 
for transferring these properties to 
the state for inclusion in the state's 
historic site network.  The study must 
include the governance of the site, 
funding needed to repair and restore 
the site, restoration priorities, 
funding needed to operate the site, and 
ownership of the collections.  The 
study must contain joint 
recommendations of the society and the 
association regarding these issues as 
well as a recommendation on when the 
site should be turned over to the 
state.  Recommendations for funding 
must be included in the 1992-1993 
biennial budget request.  
(b) Minnesota Humanities Commission 
  $    147,000  $    147,000 
(c) Minnesota International Center 
  $     78,000  $     38,000 
$40,000 the first year is to be divided 
equally by the Minnesota International 
Center among school districts 
participating in the U.S.- U.S.S.R. 
high school academic program and must 
be used to help pay the cost of sending 
Minnesota students to study in the 
Soviet Union.  
(d) Minnesota Military Museum 
  $     30,000   
(e) Minnesota Air National Guard Museum 
  $     20,000   
(f) Government Learning Center 
  $     69,000  $     69,000 
 This appropriation is for Project 120. 
(g) Balances Forward 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
this subdivision the first year does 
not cancel but is available for the 
second year of the biennium. 
     Sec. 22.  BOARD OF THE ARTS         4,164,000    4,164,000
                          1990  
     Approved Complement - 16   
     General -             13   
     Federal -              3 
 $1,382,000 the first year and 
$1,382,000 the second year are for the 
support of regional arts councils 
throughout the state. 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
this section the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year of the biennium. 
     Sec. 23.  MINNESOTA HORTICULTURAL 
SOCIETY                                     68,000       68,000 
The appropriation in Laws 1978, chapter 
793, section 24, for the garden state 
project may also be spent for the 
Minnesota Green project.  
     Sec. 24.  MINNESOTA ACADEMY OF 
SCIENCE                                     28,000       28,000 
     Sec. 25.  SCIENCE MUSEUM OF 
MINNESOTA                                  638,000      638,000 
     Sec. 26.  MINNESOTA SAFETY 
COUNCIL                                     71,000       71,000 
 This appropriation is from the trunk 
highway fund and includes $20,000 each 
year for state involvement in the 
National Safety Kids campaign, to 
reduce childhood accidental injury and 
death resulting from vehicle traffic or 
related causes. 
     Sec. 27.  VETERANS OF FOREIGN 
WARS                                        31,000       31,000 
 For carrying out the provisions of Laws 
1945, chapter 455. 
     Sec. 28.  MILITARY ORDER OF THE 
PURPLE HEART                                10,000       10,000 
     Sec. 29.  GENERAL CONTINGENT
ACCOUNTS                                   325,000      325,000 
 The appropriations in this section may 
only be spent with the approval of the 
governor after consultation with the 
legislative advisory commission 
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
3.30. 
 If an appropriation in this section for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  
              Summary by Fund 
Trunk Highway Fund 
  $    200,000  $    200,000 
Highway User Tax Distribution Fund 
  $    125,000  $    125,000 
     Sec. 30.  TORT CLAIMS                 600,000      600,000 
 To be spent by the commissioner of 
finance.  
 This appropriation is from the trunk 
highway fund. 
 If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
    Sec. 31.  [SPECIAL GREAT RIVER ROAD ACCOUNT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ACCOUNT CREATED.] There is created in the 
state treasury a special Great River Road account, consisting of 
money credited under subdivision 2.  
    Subd. 2.  [ACCOUNT FUNDED.] Notwithstanding Minnesota 
Statutes, section 297B.09 or other law, in the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1990, the first $750,000 that would otherwise be 
credited to the highway user tax distribution fund under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 297B.09, must be set aside and 
credited to the special Great River Road account created in 
subdivision 1.  
    Subd. 3.  [DISTRIBUTION OF ACCOUNT.] The commissioner shall 
distribute money in the special Great River Road account and 
provide for distribution of money in the fund for the 
development of the Great River Road established under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 161.142.  In providing assistance to any 
political subdivision, the commissioner shall follow the general 
policy of the Mississippi River parkway commission and shall 
give principal consideration on how the project would promote 
public safety, recreation, travel, trade, and the general 
welfare of the state.  Priority should be given to new 
construction of the Great River Road system, to projects that 
provide local or federal matching assistance, and to projects 
for which highway user tax distribution funds are not available. 
    Subd. 4.  [TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT.] The account created in 
subdivision 1, expires June 30, 1991.  The state treasurer shall 
credit all undistributed money in the account on that date to 
the highway user tax distribution fund.  
    Subd. 5.  [REPEALER.] This section is repealed effective 
July 1, 1991.  
    Sec. 32.  [CONSTRUCTION OF EXIT ON T.H. 65.] 
    The commissioner of transportation shall construct by 
January 1, 1990, an exit from marked trunk highway No. 65 in 
Anoka county, within one-fourth mile of the intersection of the 
highway with marked trunk highway No. 242 and Anoka county 
highway No. 14, under the following conditions: 
    (1) the exit has been studied and approved for safety 
purposes by a qualified consultant; 
    (2) the exit must be constructed to state standards; 
    (3) the cost of the project must be paid by Anoka county; 
and 
    (4) the exit will be removed at no cost to the state if 
necessitated by a reconstruction of the intersection of marked 
trunk highway No. 65 with marked trunk highway No. 242 and Anoka 
county highway No. 14. 
    Sec. 33.  [EXCHANGE OF INTERESTS IN LANDS.] 
    (a) The commissioner of transportation shall convey to the 
regional railroad authority of St. Louis and Lake counties a 
25-foot wide easement for railroad purposes lying generally 
southerly and southeasterly of the northbound lane of marked 
interstate highway 35 between 10th Avenue West and 5th Avenue 
East in Duluth.  The easement must include two spur lines in the 
vicinity of the Duluth steam plant and a crossover connection, 
approximately 1,000 feet in length, in the vicinity of 9th 
Avenue West.  This crossover connection is intended to allow a 
reconnection of railroad track with the Lake Superior Museum of 
Transportation.  The commissioner shall also convey easements 
necessary to provide a continuous 25-foot wide easement for 
railroad purposes lying generally southeasterly and easterly of 
the northbound lane of marked interstate highway 35 between 14th 
Avenue East and 26th Avenue East in Duluth.  The commissioner of 
transportation shall maintain a temporary construction easement 
as required to complete the marked interstate highway 35 
extension, provided the easement does not interfere with 
operation of the railroad after June 1, 1990. 
    As consideration, the St. Louis and Lake counties regional 
railroad authority shall grant to either the department of 
transportation or the department of natural resources an option 
to establish an easement for a multiuse recreation trail along 
the regional rail authority-owned railway right-of-way between 
the municipalities of Duluth and Two Harbors.  This easement 
must begin at a point east of the Lester River (Milepost 8) and 
shall continue to the Two Harbors Depot (Milepost 26.5). 
    The conveyances of the exchanged properties must be in a 
form approved by the attorney general.  The regional rail 
authority and commissioner of transportation shall provide 
complete and accurate property descriptions of the lands to be 
exchanged. 
    The rail authority retains the right to determine where on 
their right-of-way this easement may be granted and may impose 
restrictions or alterations if it determines that the 
recreational trail interferes with the operation of the railroad 
right-of-way or any of its revenue-related uses. 
    This easement is conveyed exclusively to the regional 
railroad authority and is terminated if the line is abandoned. 
     (b) This section is effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Sec. 34.  [COMMISSIONER TO ACT AS AGENT.] 
    The commissioner of transportation shall act as agent for 
the Bois Fort Indian Reservation in the use of federal 
demonstration funds and state matching funds for the design and 
construction of a proposed highway project in the Lake 
Vermillion Indian Reservation Recreational Complex as authorized 
in the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance 
Act of 1987, Public Law Number 100-17.  
    Sec. 35.  [REPORT ON CERTAIN SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION 
SERVICES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [SUBJECT.] The commissioner of the state 
planning agency shall report to the legislature, by January 1, 
1990, on:  (1) providing special transportation services in the 
metropolitan area for persons traveling on a regular basis, 
using standing orders or guaranteed trip requests, to or from 
public or private human services agencies or jobs and training 
agencies that generate a large number of such trip requests; and 
(2) related issues as the commissioner deems appropriate. 
    Subd. 2.  [RECOMMENDATIONS.] The report shall include 
recommendations on: 
    (1) a service plan that describes a method or methods of 
providing the services and an estimate of costs for the 
services; 
    (2) the appropriate responsibility of governmental and 
other agencies and programs for planning, arranging, providing, 
and financing the services; 
    (3) the sources and amounts of public or other funding 
available for the services, apart from the funds available to 
the regional transit board, and a method or methods of providing 
the public or other funding required to subsidize the services; 
and 
    (4) an adequate and coordinated program to train persons to 
use regular route transit. 
    Subd. 3.  [COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.] The commissioner shall 
actively involve interested parties in this process, including 
but not limited to: 
    (1) members of the transportation handicapped advisory 
committee; 
    (2) representatives of the department of human services; 
    (3) members of the transit providers advisory committee; 
    (4) representatives of nonprofit transit and social service 
providers; 
    (5) organizations representing the elderly, handicapped, 
and disabled communities; and 
    (6) interested members of the general public. 
    Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 12.14, is amended 
to read: 
    12.14 [ASSESSMENT FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY PREPAREDNESS ACT.] 
    Any person, firm, corporation, or association in the 
business of owning or operating a nuclear fission electrical 
generating plant located in Minnesota, shall pay an assessment 
to cover the cost of nuclear power plant emergency response 
plans and other programs necessary to deal with incidents 
resulting from the operation of nuclear fission electrical 
generating plants.  An assessment of $137,500 $177,500 per plant 
shall be paid to the commissioner of public safety on July 1 of 
each year. 
    Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 41A.09, is 
amended to read: 
    41A.09 [ETHANOL DEVELOPMENT FUND.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FUND CREATED APPROPRIATION.] An ethanol 
development fund is created as a separate fund in the state 
treasury.  The department of revenue shall administer the fund.  
The fund A sum sufficient to make the payments required by this 
section is annually appropriated from the general fund to the 
commissioner of revenue for the purposes of this section and all 
money so appropriated is available until expended. 
    Subd. 2.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section 
"ethanol" means agriculturally derived fermentation ethyl 
alcohol of a purity of at least 99 percent, determined without 
regard to any added denaturants, denatured in conformity with 
one of the approved methods set forth by the United States 
Department of Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 
and derived from the following agricultural products:  potatoes, 
cereal, grains, cheese whey, or sugar beets. 
    Subd. 3.  [PAYMENTS FROM FUND.] The commissioner of revenue 
shall make cash payments from the development fund to producers 
of ethanol or agricultural grade alcohol, for use as a motor 
fuel, located in the state.  The amount of the payment for each 
producer's annual production shall be as follows: 
    (a) For each gallon of ethanol produced: 
    (1) For the period beginning July 1, 1986, and ending June 
30, 1987, 15 cents per gallon; 
    (2) For the period beginning July 1, 1987, and ending June 
30, 2000, 20 cents per gallon. 
    (b) For each gallon produced of agricultural grade alcohol 
of a purity of at least 50 percent but not more than 90 percent 
and designed to be used in conjunction with diesel fuel in an 
engine's internal combustion process, for the period beginning 
July 1, 1987, and ending June 30, 2000, 11 cents per gallon. 
    The total payments from the fund to all producers may not 
exceed $200,000 during the period beginning July 1, 1986, and 
ending June 30, 1987, and may not exceed $10,000,000 in any 
fiscal year during the period beginning July 1, 1987, and ending 
June 30, 2000.  Total payments to any producer from the fund in 
any fiscal year may not exceed $3,000,000. 
    By the last day of October, January, April, and July, each 
producer shall file a claim for payment for production during 
the preceding three calendar months.  The volume of production 
must be verified by a certified financial audit performed by an 
independent certified public accountant using generally accepted 
accounting procedures. 
    Payments shall be made November 15, February 15, May 15, 
and August 15.  
    Subd. 4.  [RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.] The commissioner shall 
adopt emergency and permanent rules to implement this section. 
    Subd. 5.  [EXPIRATION.] This section expires July 1, 2000, 
and all money in the fund the unobligated balance of each 
appropriation under this section on that date reverts to the 
general fund. 
    Subd. 6.  [CONTINUED PAYMENTS.] A plant in production or 
under construction by January 1, 1990, shall continue to receive 
uninterrupted payments under subdivision 3 of at least 20 cents 
per gallon of ethanol produced until July 1, 2000. 
    Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 43A.08, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS.] Unclassified 
positions are held by employees who are: 
     (a) chosen by election or appointed to fill an elective 
office; 
     (b) heads of agencies required by law to be appointed by 
the governor or other elective officers, and the executive or 
administrative heads of departments, bureaus, divisions, and 
institutions specifically established by law in the unclassified 
service; 
     (c) deputy and assistant agency heads and one confidential 
secretary in the agencies listed in subdivision 1a; 
     (d) the confidential secretary to each of the elective 
officers of this state and, for the secretary of state, state 
auditor, and state treasurer, an additional deputy, clerk, or 
employee; 
     (e) intermittent help employed by the commissioner of 
public safety to assist in the issuance of vehicle licenses; 
     (f) employees in the offices of the governor and of the 
lieutenant governor and one confidential employee for the 
governor in the office of the adjutant general; 
     (g) employees of the Washington, D.C., office of the state 
of Minnesota; 
     (h) employees of the legislature and of legislative 
committees or commissions; provided that employees of the 
legislative audit commission, except for the legislative 
auditor, the deputy legislative auditors, and their confidential 
secretaries, shall be employees in the classified service; 
     (i) presidents, vice-presidents, deans, other managers and 
professionals in academic and academic support programs, 
administrative or service faculty, teachers, research 
assistants, and student employees eligible under terms of the 
federal economic opportunity act work study program in the 
school and resource center for the arts, state universities and 
community colleges, but not the custodial, clerical, or 
maintenance employees, or any professional or managerial 
employee performing duties in connection with the business 
administration of these institutions; 
     (j) officers and enlisted persons in the national guard; 
     (k) attorneys, legal assistants, examiners, and three 
confidential employees appointed by the attorney general or 
employed with the attorney general's authorization; 
     (l) judges and all employees of the judicial branch, 
referees, receivers, jurors, and notaries public, except 
referees and adjusters employed by the department of labor and 
industry; 
     (m) members of the state patrol; provided that selection 
and appointment of state patrol troopers shall be made in 
accordance with applicable laws governing the classified 
service; 
     (n) chaplains employed by the state; 
    (o) examination monitors and intermittent training 
instructors employed by the departments of employee relations 
and commerce and by professional examining boards; 
    (p) student workers; and 
    (q) one position in the hazardous substance notification 
and response activity in the department of public safety; and 
     (r) employees unclassified pursuant to other statutory 
authority. 
    Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.123, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] The commissioner of veterans affairs 
shall design the special plates, subject to the approval of the 
registrar, that satisfy the following requirements:  
    (a) For a Vietnam veteran who served after July 1, 1961, 
and before July 1, 1978, the special plates must bear the 
inscription "VIETNAM VET" and the letters "V" and "V" with the 
first letter directly above the second letter and both letters 
just preceding the first numeral of the special license plate 
number. 
    (b) For a veteran stationed on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, 
or offshore, during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 
1941, the special plates must bear the inscription "PEARL HARBOR 
SURVIVOR" and the letters "P" and "H" with the first letter 
directly above the second letter and both letters just preceding 
the first numeral of the special license plate number. 
    (c) For a veteran who served during World War I or World 
War II, the special plates must bear the inscription "WORLD WAR 
VET" and: 
    (1) for a World War I veteran, the characters "W" and "I" 
with the first character directly above the second character and 
both characters just preceding the first numeral of the special 
license plate number; or 
    (2) for a World War II veteran, the characters "W" and "II" 
with the first character directly above the second character and 
both characters just preceding the first numeral of the special 
license plate number. 
    (d) For a veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, 
the special plates must bear the inscription "KOREAN VET" and 
the letters "K" and "V" with the first letter directly above the 
second letter and both letters just preceding the first numeral 
of the special license plate number.  
    (e) For a combat wounded veteran who is a recipient of the 
purple heart medal, the special plates must bear the inscription 
"COMBAT WOUNDED VET" and inscribed with a facsimile of the 
official purple heart medal and the letters "c" over "w" with 
the first letter directly over the second letter just preceding 
the first numeral of the special license plate number. 
    Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.33, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [POWERS.] The registrar shall have the power to 
appoint, hire and discharge and fix the compensation of the 
necessary employees, in the manner provided by law, as may be 
required to enable the registrar to properly carry out the 
duties imposed by the provisions of this chapter.  As of April 
14, 1976, the registrar may appoint, and for cause discontinue, 
a deputy registrar for any city as the public interest and 
convenience may require, without regard to whether the county 
auditor of the county in which the city is situated has been 
appointed as the deputy registrar for the county or has been 
discontinued as the deputy registrar for the county, and without 
regard to whether the county in which the city is situated has 
established a county license bureau which issues motor vehicle 
licenses as provided in section 373.32. 
     Effective August 1, 1976, the registrar may appoint, and 
for cause discontinue, a deputy registrar for any city as the 
public interest and convenience may require, if the auditor for 
the county in which the city is situated chooses not to accept 
appointment as the deputy registrar for the county or is 
discontinued as a deputy registrar, or if the county in which 
the city is situated has not established a county license bureau 
which issues motor vehicle license as provided in section 
373.32.  Any person appointed by the registrar as a deputy 
registrar for any city shall be a resident of the county in 
which the city is situated. 
     The registrar may appoint, and for cause discontinue, the 
county auditor of each county as a deputy registrar.  Upon 
approval of the county board, the auditor, with the approval of 
the director of motor vehicles, may appoint, and for cause 
discontinue, the clerk or equivalent officer of each city or any 
other person as a deputy registrar as public interest and 
convenience may require, regardless of the appointee's county of 
residence.  Notwithstanding any other provision, a person other 
than a county auditor or a director of a county license bureau, 
who was appointed by the registrar before August 1, 1976, as a 
deputy registrar for any city, may continue to serve as deputy 
registrar and may be discontinued for cause only by the 
registrar.  The county auditor who appointed the deputy 
registrars shall be responsible for the acts of deputy 
registrars appointed by the auditor.  Each such deputy, before 
entering upon the discharge of duties, shall take and subscribe 
an oath to faithfully discharge the duties and to uphold the 
laws of the state.  If a deputy registrar appointed hereunder is 
not an officer or employee of a county or city, such deputy 
shall in addition give bond to the state in the sum of $10,000, 
or such larger sum as may be required by the registrar, 
conditioned upon the faithful discharge of duties as deputy 
registrar.  A corporation governed by chapter 302A may be 
appointed a deputy registrar.  Upon application by an individual 
serving as a deputy registrar and the giving of the requisite 
bond as provided in subdivision 2, personally assured by the 
individual or another individual approved by the commissioner of 
public safety, a corporation named in an application shall 
become the duly appointed and qualified successor to the deputy 
registrar.  Each deputy registrar appointed hereunder shall keep 
and maintain, in a convenient public place within or in close 
proximity to the place for which appointed, a registration and 
motor vehicle tax collection bureau, to be approved by the 
registrar, for the registration of motor vehicles and the 
collection of motor vehicle taxes thereon.  The deputy registrar 
shall keep such records and make such reports to the registrar 
as that officer, from time to time, may require.  Such records 
shall be maintained at the facility of the deputy registrar.  
The records and facilities of the deputy registrar shall at all 
times be open to the inspection of the registrar or the 
registrar's agents.  The deputy registrar shall report to the 
registrar by the next working day following receipt all 
registrations made and taxes and fees collected by the deputy 
registrar.  The filing fee imposed pursuant to subdivision 7 
shall be deposited in the treasury of the place for which 
appointed, or if not a public official, such deputy shall retain 
the filing fee, but the registration tax and any additional fees 
for delayed registration the deputy registrar has collected the 
deputy registrar shall deposit by the next working day following 
receipt in an approved state depository to the credit of the 
state through the state treasurer.  The place for which the 
deputy registrar is appointed through its governing body shall 
provide the deputy registrar with facilities and personnel to 
carry out the duties imposed by this subdivision if such deputy 
is a public official.  In all other cases, the deputy shall 
maintain a suitable facility for serving the public.  
    Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.33, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [FEES.] In addition to all other statutory fees 
and taxes, a filing fee of $3.25 $3.50 is imposed on every 
application; except that a filing fee may not be charged for a 
document returned for a refund or for a correction of an error 
made by the department or a deputy registrar.  The filing fee 
shall be shown as a separate item on all registration renewal 
notices sent out by the department of public safety.  No filing 
fee or other fee may be charged for the permanent surrender of a 
certificate of title and license plates for a motor vehicle. 
    Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 173.25, is 
amended to read: 
    173.25 [AVAILABILITY OF FEDERAL AID.] 
    The commissioner of transportation shall not expend money 
for the acquisition of advertising devices controlled under this 
chapter, except those for which acquisition proceedings were 
begun before June 8, 1979 or for which federal money has been 
appropriated by Congress and the federal share has been made 
available to the commissioner.  No advertising device legal 
under Laws 1971, chapter 883, shall be required to be removed or 
relocated until payment as provided in Laws 1971, chapter 883, 
is tendered by the commissioner of transportation.  No further 
state funds shall be used for any existing or proposed 
acquisitions other than those funds necessary to obtain full 
federal participation in the acquisition proceeding pursuant to 
United States Code, title 23, "Highways." 
    Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 237.30, is 
amended to read: 
    237.30 [TELEPHONE INVESTIGATION REVOLVING FUND.] 
    The sum of $25,000 is hereby appropriated out of any moneys 
in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, to establish 
and provide a revolving fund to be known as the Minnesota 
Telephone Investigation Fund for the use of the department of 
public service and of the attorney general in investigations, 
valuations, and revaluations under section 237.295.  All sums 
paid by the telephone companies to reimburse the department of 
public service for its expenses pursuant to section 237.295 
shall be credited to the revolving fund and shall be deposited 
in a separate bank account and not commingled with any other 
state funds or moneys, but any balance in excess of $25,000 in 
the revolving fund at the end of each fiscal year shall be paid 
into the state treasury and credited to the general fund.  The 
sum of $25,000 herein appropriated and all subsequent credits to 
said revolving fund shall be paid upon the warrant of the 
commissioner of finance upon application of the department or of 
the attorney general to an aggregate amount of not more than 
one-half of such sums to each of them, which proportion shall be 
constantly maintained in all credits and withdrawals from the 
revolving fund. 
    Sec. 44.  [299C.23] [CONTINUING EDUCATION FEES.] 
    The commissioner of public safety may charge tuition to 
cover the cost of continuing education courses provided by the 
bureau of criminal apprehension when money available to the 
commissioner for this purpose is not adequate to pay these 
costs.  The tuition fees collected are appropriated to the 
commissioner.  
    Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 341.10, is 
amended to read: 
    341.10 [LICENSE FEES.] 
    The board shall have authority to collect and require the 
payment of a license fee in an amount set by the board from the 
owners of franchises or licenses.  Notwithstanding section 
16A.128, subdivision 1a, the fee is not subject to approval by 
the commissioner of finance and need not recover all costs.  The 
board shall require the payment of the fee at the time of the 
issuance of the license or franchise to the owner.  The moneys 
so derived shall be collected by the board and paid to the state 
treasurer.  The board shall have authority to license all 
boxers, managers, seconds, referees and judges and may require 
them to pay a license fee.  All moneys collected by the board 
from such licenses shall be paid to the state treasurer. 
    Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 373.35, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  The county auditor shall serve as the 
director of the county license bureau or, if the auditor chooses 
not to serve, the county board shall appoint any other county 
officer or employee, or any other person, to serve as the 
director upon the terms and conditions the county board deems 
advisable.  The county board shall set the compensation of the 
director and may provide for the expenses of the office 
including the premium of any bond required to be furnished by 
the director.  The director shall have the powers and duties 
imposed on the county officer who previously had the authority 
to issue or process the application for any license referred to 
in section 373.32. 
    Notwithstanding section 168.33, subdivision 2, the 
commissioner of public safety may appoint, and for cause 
discontinue, the director as the deputy registrar of motor 
vehicles in the county.  If appointed a deputy registrar the 
director shall have the same authority as a county auditor to 
appoint one or more deputy registrars as provided in section 
168.33, subdivision 2.  If the director is a deputy registrar, 
all provisions of section 168.33 and Minnesota Rules, chapter 
7406, apply to a county license bureau. 
    Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 473.384, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [MTC IMPACT ASSESSMENT.] Prior to entering into a 
contract for operating assistance with a recipient other than 
the transit commission the board shall evaluate the effect, if 
any, of the contract on the ridership, routes, schedules, fares, 
and staffing levels of the existing and proposed service 
provided by the commission.  A copy of the assessment must be 
provided to the commission.  The board may enter into the 
contract only if it determines that the service to be assisted 
under the contract will not impose an undue hardship on the 
ridership or financial condition of the commission, or cause the 
dismissal of persons that are employed by the commission.  The 
requirements of this subdivision do not apply to contracts for 
assistance to recipients who, as part of a negotiated 
cost-sharing arrangement with the board, pay a substantial part 
of the cost of services that directly benefit the recipient as 
an institution or organization. 
    Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 473.386, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [COORDINATION REQUIRED.] The board may not grant 
any financial assistance to any recipient that proposes to use 
any part of the grant to provide special transportation service 
in the metropolitan area unless the program is coordinated with 
the board's special transportation service in the manner 
determined by the board.  The board is not required to provide 
funding for transportation services from a residence to a 
service site and home again when the services are used by 
individuals in conjunction with their participation in human 
service developmental achievement center programs in which 
transportation to and from the program is a required and funded 
component of those programs. 
    Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 505.1792, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  In order to give supplemental information 
to the public as to the location of streets, county roads, 
county state-aid highways, and town roads, and other 
transportation corridors, and the right of way thereof, the 
governing body of any city, town, or county may file for record 
in the office of the county recorder and the registrar of titles 
of said county such maps or plats showing such information as 
the governing body shall determine necessary.  The map or plat 
shall be subscribed by the mayor or chair of the governing body 
and the county surveyor, together with a certified copy of the 
resolution of the governing body setting forth the necessity for 
said plat, and shall be entitled to record without compliance 
with the provisions of this chapter.  Any amendments, 
alterations, or vacations of such maps or plats so filed may be 
entitled to record in like manner. 
    Sec. 50.  [APPLICABILITY.] 
    Section 48 is effective January 1, 1990, in the counties of 
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
    Presented to the governor May 23, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 26, 1989, 5:25 p.m.