language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 289-S.F.No. 273 An act relating to highways; changing description of legislative Route No. 279 in state trunk highway system after agreement to transfer part of old route to Dakota county; providing for a telecommuting study. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [TELECOMMUTING STUDY.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section, "telecommuting" means the practice of performing work at a residence rather than a worksite, through video, telephone, computer, or other electronic connection. Subd. 2. [STUDY DIRECTED.] The commissioner of transportation is urged to conduct a study of telecommuting in the seven-county metropolitan area as an alternative to vehicle commuting between residence and worksite. The commissioner may contract with a person, firm, or organization knowledgeable in telecommuting to perform the study. Subd. 3. [STUDY CONTENTS.] The study must include: (1) the present extent of telecommuting in the metropolitan area; (2) the potential of telecommuting to substitute for vehicle commuting in the area, alleviate traffic congestion, and reduce the need for highway expansion; (3) present legal and public policy obstacles to telecommuting; and (4) legal and public policy alternatives that would expand telecommuting or telecommuting options in the area. Subd. 4. [REPORTS.] The commissioner shall report on the findings of the study to the governor and legislature not later than March 1, 1994. Sec. 2. [TRUNK HIGHWAY SYSTEM; NEW ROUTE NO. 279 SUBSTITUTED FOR EXISTING ROUTE.] Subdivision 1. [ADDITIONAL ROUTE.] There is added to the trunk highway system a new route in Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, described as follows: Route No. 279. Beginning at a point on Route No. 384 in Minneapolis, thence extending in a general southerly direction across the Minnesota river to a point at 138th Street in Apple Valley. Subd. 2. [SUBSTITUTION.] The route established in subdivision 1 is substituted for Route No. 279 as contained and described in Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115. Route No. 279 as contained and described in that section is discontinued and removed from the trunk highway system when an agreement to transfer jurisdiction of a portion of the old route has been signed by the commissioner of transportation and the chair of the Dakota county board of commissioners and filed in the office of the commissioner. Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall add to the county state-aid highway system in Dakota county any trunk highway that is removed from the trunk highway system under this act and transferred to Dakota county. Subd. 3. [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] The revisor of statutes, in compiling the next and subsequent editions of Minnesota Statutes and following notice from the commissioner that the agreement required under subdivision 2 has been filed with the commissioner, shall substitute the route established in subdivision 1 for the route discontinued and removed from the trunk highway system according to subdivision 2. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 15, 1993 Signed by the governor May 19, 1993, 8:25 a.m.