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    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.