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                            CHAPTER 635-H.F.No. 3011 
                  An act relating to transportation; defining terms; 
                  making technical changes; directing commissioner of 
                  transportation to accept performance-specification 
                  bids for constructing design-built bridges; ensuring 
                  safety is factor in standards for scenic highways and 
                  park roads; modifying highway fund apportionment to 
                  counties and changing composition of screening board; 
                  prohibiting personal transportation vehicles from 
                  picking up passengers in seven-county metropolitan 
                  area; setting speed limit for residential roadways; 
                  providing for installation of override systems to 
                  allow operators of emergency vehicles to activate 
                  traffic signals; allowing emergency vehicles to 
                  display flashing blue lights; creating child passenger 
                  restraint and education account to assist families in 
                  financial need and for educational purposes; allowing 
                  permits to extend seasonal gross weight limit 
                  increases; regulating provision of personal 
                  transportation service; allowing rail carriers to 
                  participate in rail user loan guarantee program; 
                  authorizing expenditure of rail service maintenance 
                  account money for maintenance of rail lines and 
                  right-of-way in the rail bank; providing funding 
                  sources for rail bank maintenance account; requiring 
                  publicly owned or leased motor vehicles to be 
                  identified; establishing advisory council on major 
                  transportation projects; authorizing donation of 
                  vacation leave for state employee; directing 
                  commissioner of transportation to erect signs, traffic 
                  signals, and noise barriers; exempting public bodies 
                  from regulations on all-terrain vehicles; allowing 
                  commissioner of transportation to transfer certain 
                  real property acquired for highway purposes to former 
                  owner through negotiated settlement; providing for 
                  bridge inspection frequency and reports; delaying 
                  required revision of state transportation plan; 
                  authorizing sale of certain tax-forfeited land that 
                  borders public water in New Scandia township in 
                  Washington county, and an exchange of that land for 
                  land located in Stillwater township in Washington 
                  county between the state of Minnesota and the United 
                  States Department of Interior, National Park Service; 
                  requiring studies; providing for appointments; 
                  appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, 
                  sections 84.928, subdivision 1; 160.085, subdivision 
                  3; 160.262, by adding a subdivision; 160.81; 160.82, 
                  subdivision 2; 161.25; 162.06, subdivisions 3 and 4; 
                  162.09, subdivision 1; 162.12, subdivisions 3 and 4; 
                  165.03; 168.1281, by adding a subdivision; 169.01, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 169.06, by adding a subdivision; 
                  169.14, subdivision 2; 169.64, subdivision 4; 169.685, 
                  by adding a subdivision; 169.825, subdivision 11; 
                  174.03, subdivision 1a; 221.011, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 221.121, subdivision 6c; 221.85, 
                  subdivision 1; 222.50, subdivision 7; 222.55; 222.56, 
                  subdivisions 5, 6, and by adding subdivisions; 222.57; 
                  222.58, subdivision 2; and 222.63, subdivision 8; 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 169.685, 
                  subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapters 161; and 471; repealing 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 173.14; and 222.58, 
                  subdivision 6; Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, 
                  section 168.1281, subdivision 4; Laws 1993, chapter 
                  323, sections 3 and 4; Minnesota Rules, part 
                  8810.1300, subpart 6. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
                                   ARTICLE 1
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.262, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DESIGN-BUILD BRIDGES FOR NONMOTORIZED VEHICLES.] 
        For streets and highways, the commissioner shall allow for the 
        acceptance of performance-specification bids, made by the lowest 
        responsible bidder, for constructing design-build bridges for 
        bicycle paths, bicycle trails, and pedestrian facilities that 
        are: 
           (1) designed and used primarily for nonmotorized 
        transportation, but may allow for motorized wheelchairs, golf 
        carts, necessary maintenance vehicles and, when otherwise 
        permitted by law, rule, or ordinance, snowmobiles; and 
           (2) located apart from any road or highway or protected by 
        barriers, provided that a design-built bridge may cross over and 
        above a road or highway. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.81, is 
        amended to read: 
           160.81 [HIGHWAYS IN RECREATION AREAS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [JOINT STANDARDS.] The commissioner of 
        transportation, in consultation with the commissioner of natural 
        resources, shall establish standards for trunk highway segments 
        located in areas of unusual scenic interest.  The standards 
        shall:  
           (1) establish and ensure that the safety of the traveling 
        public is maintained or enhanced; 
           (2) define "areas of unusual scenic interest," which must 
        include major recreational areas, historic areas, and major 
        publicly and privately owned tourist attractions; 
           (2) (3) prescribe standards for right-of-way, shoulders, 
        and parking areas for trunk highway segments in such areas; and 
           (3) (4) prescribe standards for scenic overlooks, parking 
        piers and other parking areas, tourist information facilities, 
        public water access points and other facilities intended to 
        expand the recreational use of trunk highway segments in such 
        areas. 
           Subd. 2.  [PLAN.] The commissioner of transportation, in 
        consultation with the commissioner of natural resources, shall 
        prepare a plan for the recreational uses of trunk highway 
        right-of-way and adjacent public land in areas of unusual scenic 
        interest.  The plan must ensure that the safety of the traveling 
        public is maintained or enhanced.  The plan must provide for the 
        enhancement of such recreational uses by the construction of new 
        recreational facilities or the improvement or rehabilitation of 
        existing recreational facilities, as enumerated in subdivision 
        1, clause (3) (4).  The plan must provide for joint development 
        of these facilities by the departments of transportation and 
        natural resources, where feasible, and must contain provisions 
        permitting local units of government and regional development 
        commissions to participate in the planning and development of 
        recreational facilities. 
           Subd. 3.  [RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.] The commissioner of 
        transportation may, in areas of unusual scenic interest: 
           (1) construct, improve, and maintain recreational 
        facilities, including parking areas, scenic overlooks, and 
        tourist information facilities, on trunk highway right-of-way 
        and adjacent areas; and 
           (2) construct, improve, and maintain access ramps and 
        turnoffs to connect trunk highways with recreational land owned 
        by the department of natural resources. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.82, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RESTRICTIONS.] A road authority may not make a 
        change in the width, grade, or alignment of a park road that 
        would affect the wildlife habitat or aesthetic characteristics 
        of the park road or its adjacent vegetation or terrain, unless: 
           (1) the change is required to permit the safe travel of 
        vehicles at the speed lawfully designated for the park road, in 
        which case the change must be made; or 
           (2) if the road is a county state-aid highway or municipal 
        state-aid street, the change is required by the minimum 
        state-aid standard applicable to the road. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 162.06, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DISASTER ACCOUNT.] After deducting 
        administrative costs as provided in subdivision 2, the 
        commissioner shall set aside each year a sum of money as is 
        necessary to provide for the calendar year equal to one percent 
        of the remaining money in the county state-aid highway fund to 
        provide for a disaster account of $300,000; provided that the 
        total amount of money in the disaster account shall never exceed 
        one percent of the total sums to be apportioned to the 
        counties.  This sum shall be used to provide aid to any county 
        encountering disasters or unforeseen events affecting its county 
        state-aid highway system, and resulting in an undue and 
        burdensome financial hardship.  Any county desiring aid by 
        reason of such disaster or unforeseen event shall request the 
        aid in the form required by the commissioner.  Upon receipt of 
        the request the commissioner shall appoint a board consisting of 
        three county engineers and three county commissioners from 
        counties two representatives of the counties, who must be either 
        a county engineer or member of a county board, from counties 
        other than the requesting county, and a representative of the 
        commissioner.  The board shall investigate the matter and report 
        its findings and recommendations in writing to the 
        commissioner.  Final determination of the amount of aid, if any, 
        to be paid to the county from the disaster account shall be made 
        by the commissioner.  Upon determining to aid any such county 
        the commissioner shall certify to the commissioner of finance 
        the amount of the aid, and the commissioner of finance shall 
        thereupon issue a warrant in that amount payable to the county 
        treasurer of the county.  Money so paid shall be expended on the 
        county state-aid highway system in accordance with the rules of 
        the commissioner. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 162.06, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [RESEARCH ACCOUNT.] (a) Each year the screening 
        board, provided for in section 162.07, subdivision 5, may 
        recommend to the commissioner a sum of money that the 
        commissioner shall set aside from the county state-aid highway 
        fund and credit to a research account.  The amount so 
        recommended and set aside shall not exceed one-quarter one-half 
        of one percent of the preceding year's apportionment sum.  
           (b) Any money so set aside shall be used by the 
        commissioner for the purpose of:  
           (a) (1) conducting research for improving the design, 
        construction, maintenance and environmental compatibility of 
        state-aid highways and appurtenances,; 
           (b) (2) constructing research elements and reconstructing 
        or replacing research elements that fail,; and 
           (c) (3) conducting programs for implementing and monitoring 
        research results.  
           (c) Any balance remaining in the research account at the 
        end of each year from the sum set aside for the year immediately 
        previous, shall be transferred to the county state-aid highway 
        fund. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 162.09, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION; MILEAGE LIMITATION; RULES.] 
        There is created a municipal state-aid street system 
        within statutory and home rule charter cities having a 
        population of 5,000 or more.  The extent of the municipal 
        state-aid street system for a city shall not exceed 2,500:  (1) 
        20 percent of the total miles of city streets and county roads 
        within the jurisdiction of that city, plus (2) the mileage of 
        all trunk highways reverted or turned back to the jurisdiction 
        of cities the city pursuant to law on and after July 1, 1965, 
        plus (3) the mileage of county highways reverted or turned back 
        to the jurisdiction of the city pursuant to law on or after the 
        effective date of this act.  The system shall be established, 
        located, constructed, reconstructed, improved, and maintained as 
        public highways within such cities under rules, not inconsistent 
        with this section, made and promulgated by the commissioner as 
        hereinafter provided. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 162.12, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DISASTER ACCOUNT.] After deducting 
        administrative costs as provided in subdivision 2, the 
        commissioner shall set aside each year a sum of money equal to 
        two percent of the remaining money in the municipal state-aid 
        street fund to provide for a disaster account; provided, that 
        the total amount of money in the disaster account shall never 
        exceed five percent of the total sums to be apportioned to the 
        statutory and home rule charter cities having a population of 
        5,000 or more.  The disaster account shall be used to provide 
        aid to any such city encountering disaster or unforeseen event 
        affecting the municipal state-aid street system of the city, and 
        resulting in an undue and burdensome financial hardship.  Any 
        such city desiring aid by reason of such disaster or unforeseen 
        event shall request aid in the form required by the commissioner.
        Upon receipt of the request the commissioner shall appoint a 
        board consisting of three engineers and three members of the 
        governing bodies two representatives of the cities, who must be 
        either a city engineer or member of the governing body of a 
        city, from cities other than the requesting city, and a 
        representative of the commissioner.  The board shall investigate 
        the matter and report its findings and recommendations in 
        writing to the commissioner.  Final determination of the amount 
        of aid, if any, to be paid to the city from the disaster account 
        shall be made by the commissioner.  Upon determining to aid the 
        city, the commissioner shall certify to the commissioner of 
        finance the amount of aid, and the commissioner of finance shall 
        thereupon issue a warrant in that amount payable to the fiscal 
        officer of the city.  Money so paid shall be expended on the 
        municipal state-aid street system in accordance with rules of 
        the commissioner. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 162.12, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [RESEARCH ACCOUNT.] (a) Each year the screening 
        board, provided for in section 162.13, subdivision 3, may 
        recommend to the commissioner a sum of money that the 
        commissioner shall set aside from the municipal state-aid street 
        fund and credit to a research account.  The amount so 
        recommended and set aside shall not exceed one-quarter one-half 
        of one percent of the preceding year's apportionment sum.  
           (b) Any money so set aside shall be used by the 
        commissioner for the purpose of: 
           (a) (1) conducting research for improving the design, 
        construction, maintenance and environmental compatibility of 
        municipal state-aid streets and appurtenances,; 
           (b) (2) constructing research elements and reconstructing 
        or replacing research elements that fail,; and 
           (c) (3) conducting programs for implementing and monitoring 
        research results.  
           (c) Any balance remaining in the research account at the 
        end of each year from the sum set aside for the year immediately 
        previous, shall be transferred to the municipal state-aid street 
        fund. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 168.1281, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [PICKUP OF PASSENGERS RESTRICTED.] (a) A vehicle 
        bearing personal transportation service license plates may not 
        pick up passengers for hire within Anoka, Carver, Dakota, 
        Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington county. 
           (b) The registrar shall include a notice of the restriction 
        in paragraph (a), with its effective date, with each set of 
        personal transportation service license plates issued. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.01, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 81.  [RESIDENTIAL ROADWAY.] Residential roadway means 
        a street or portion of a street that is less than one-quarter 
        mile in length and is functionally classified by the 
        commissioner of transportation as a local street. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.06, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS; OVERRIDE SYSTEM.] All 
        electronic traffic control signals installed by a road authority 
        on and after January 1, 1995, must be prewired to facilitate a 
        later addition of a system that allows the operator of an 
        authorized emergency vehicle to activate a green traffic signal 
        for the vehicle. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.14, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPEED LIMITS.] (a) Where no special hazard 
        exists the following speeds shall be lawful, but any speeds in 
        excess of such limits shall be prima facie evidence that the 
        speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful; 
        except that the speed limit within any municipality shall be a 
        maximum limit and any speed in excess thereof shall be unlawful: 
           (1) 30 miles per hour in an urban district; 
           (2) 65 miles per hour in other locations during the 
        daytime; 
           (3) 55 miles per hour in such other locations during the 
        nighttime; 
           (4) ten miles per hour in alleys; and 
           (5) 25 miles per hour in residential roadways if adopted by 
        the road authority having jurisdiction over the residential 
        roadway.  
           (b) A speed limit adopted under paragraph (a), clause (5), 
        is not effective unless the road authority has erected signs 
        designating the speed limit and indicating the beginning and end 
        of the residential roadway on which the speed limit applies.  
           (c) "Daytime" means from a half hour before sunrise to a 
        half hour after sunset, except at any time when due to weather 
        or other conditions there is not sufficient light to render 
        clearly discernible persons and vehicles at a distance of 500 
        feet.  "Nighttime" means at any other hour or at any time when 
        due to weather or other conditions there is not sufficient light 
        to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles at a distance 
        of 500 feet. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.64, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [BLUE LIGHTS.] (a) Except as provided in 
        paragraph (b), blue lights are prohibited on all vehicles except 
        road maintenance equipment and snow removal equipment operated 
        by or under contract to the state or a political subdivision 
        thereof. 
           (b) Authorized emergency vehicles may display flashing blue 
        lights to the rear of the vehicle as a warning signal in 
        combination with other lights permitted or required by this 
        chapter. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        169.685, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [VIOLATION; PENALTY.] (a) Every motor vehicle 
        operator, when transporting a child under the age of four on the 
        streets and highways of this state in a motor vehicle equipped 
        with factory-installed seat belts, shall equip and install for 
        use in the motor vehicle, according to the manufacturer's 
        instructions, a child passenger restraint system meeting federal 
        motor vehicle safety standards.  
           (b) No motor vehicle operator who is operating a motor 
        vehicle on the streets and highways of this state may transport 
        a child under the age of four in a seat of a motor vehicle 
        equipped with a factory-installed seat belt, unless the child is 
        properly fastened in the child passenger restraint system.  Any 
        motor vehicle operator who violates this subdivision is guilty 
        of a petty misdemeanor and may be sentenced to pay a fine of not 
        more than $50.  The fine may be waived or the amount reduced if 
        the motor vehicle operator produces evidence that within 14 days 
        after the date of the violation a child passenger restraint 
        system meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards was 
        purchased or obtained for the exclusive use of the operator.  
           (c) The fines collected for violations of this subdivision 
        must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a 
        special account to be known as the Minnesota child passenger 
        restraint and education account. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.685, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [APPROPRIATION; SPECIAL ACCOUNT.] The Minnesota 
        child passenger restraint and education account is created in 
        the state treasury, consisting of fines collected under 
        subdivision 5 and other money appropriated or donated.  The 
        money in the account is annually appropriated to the 
        commissioner of public safety, to be used to provide child 
        passenger restraint systems to families in financial need and to 
        provide an educational program on the need for and proper use of 
        child passenger restraint systems.  The commissioner shall 
        report to the legislature by February 1 of each odd-numbered 
        year on the commissioner's activities and expenditure of funds 
        under this section. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.825, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [GROSS WEIGHT SEASONAL INCREASES.] (a) The 
        limitations provided in this section are increased:  
           (1) by ten percent from January 1 to March 7 each winter, 
        statewide; 
           (2) by ten percent from December 1 through December 31 each 
        winter in the zone bounded as follows:  beginning at Pigeon 
        River in the northeast corner of Minnesota; thence in a 
        southwesterly direction along the north shore of Lake Superior 
        along trunk highway No. 61 to the junction with trunk highway 
        No. 210; thence westerly along trunk highway No. 210 to the 
        junction with trunk highway No. 10; thence northwesterly along 
        trunk highway No. 10 to the Minnesota-North Dakota border; 
        thence northerly along that border to the Minnesota-Canadian 
        Border; thence easterly along said Border to Lake Superior; and 
           (3) by ten percent from the beginning of harvest to 
        November 30 each year for the movement of sugar beets and 
        potatoes within an area having a 75-mile radius from the field 
        of harvest to the point of the first unloading.  The 
        commissioner shall not issue permits under this clause if to do 
        so will result in a loss of federal highway funding to the state.
           (b) The duration of a ten percent increase in load limits 
        is subject to limitation by order of the commissioner, subject 
        to implementation of springtime load restrictions, or March 7.  
           (c) When the ten percent increase is in effect, a permit is 
        required for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer 
        combination that has a gross weight in excess of 80,000 pounds, 
        an axle group weight in excess of that prescribed in subdivision 
        10, or a single axle weight in excess of 20,000 pounds and which 
        travels on interstate routes.  
           (d) In cases where gross weights in an amount less than 
        that set forth in this section are fixed, limited, or restricted 
        on a highway or bridge by or under another section of this 
        chapter, the lesser gross weight as fixed, limited, or 
        restricted may not be exceeded and must control instead of the 
        gross weights set forth in this section.  
           (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
        subdivision, no vehicle may exceed a total gross vehicle weight 
        of 80,000 pounds on routes which have not been designated by the 
        commissioner under section 169.832, subdivision 11. 
           (f) The commissioner may, after determining the ability of 
        the highway structure and frost condition to support additional 
        loads, grant a permit extending seasonal increases for vehicles 
        using portions of routes falling within two miles of the 
        southern boundary of the zone described under paragraph (a), 
        clause (2). 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 221.011, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 46.  [BULK COMMODITY.] "Bulk commodity" means a 
        commodity that (1) can be poured, scooped, or shoveled into a 
        vehicle, (2) is carried loose in that vehicle, (3) is confined 
        by the bottom and sides of the vehicle, and (4) is not sacked, 
        boxed, bundled, or otherwise assembled before delivery. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 221.121, 
        subdivision 6c, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6c.  [CLASS II CARRIERS.] (a) A person desiring to 
        operate as a permit carrier, other than as a carrier listed in 
        section 221.111, clauses (3) to (9), shall follow the procedure 
        established in subdivision 1 and shall specify in the petition 
        whether the person is seeking a class II-T or class II-L 
        permit.  If the person meets the criteria established in 
        subdivision 1, the board shall grant the class II-T or class 
        II-L permit or both.  A class II permit holder may not own, 
        lease, or otherwise control more than one terminal.  The board 
        may not issue a class II permit to a motor carrier who owns, 
        leases, or otherwise controls more than one terminal. 
           (b) For purposes of this section:  (1) utilization of a 
        local cartage carrier by a class II carrier constitutes 
        ownership, lease, or control of a terminal; and (2) "terminal" 
        does not include (i) a terminal used exclusively for handling 
        bulk commodities, and (ii) a terminal used by a permit holder 
        who also holds a class I certificate, household goods permit, or 
        temperature-controlled commodities permit for the unloading, 
        docking, handling, and storage of freight transported under the 
        certificate, household goods permit, or temperature-controlled 
        commodities permit. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 221.85, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PERMIT REQUIRED; RULES.] No person may 
        provide personal transportation service for hire without having 
        obtained a personal transportation service permit from the 
        commissioner.  The commissioner shall adopt rules governing the 
        issuance of permits and furnishing of personal transportation 
        service.  The rules must provide for: 
           (1) annual inspections of vehicles; 
           (2) driver qualifications including requiring a criminal 
        history check of drivers; 
           (3) insurance requirements; 
           (4) advertising regulations, including requiring a copy of 
        the permit to be carried in the personal transportation service 
        vehicle and the use of the words "licensed and insured"; 
           (5) agreements with political subdivisions for sharing 
        enforcement costs with the state; 
           (6) issuance of temporary permits and fees therefor; and 
           (7) other requirements the commissioner deems necessary to 
        carry out the purposes of this section. 
           The rules must provide that the holder of a personal 
        transportation service permit may not pick up passengers for 
        hire within Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or 
        Washington county. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.50, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [EXPENDITURES.] The commissioner may expend money 
        from the rail service improvement account for the following 
        purposes: 
           (a) To make transfers as provided under section 222.57 or 
        to pay interest adjustments on loans guaranteed under the state 
        rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program; 
           (b) To pay a portion of the costs of capital improvement 
        projects designed to improve rail service including construction 
        or improvement of short segments of rail line such as side 
        track, team track and connections between existing lines, and 
        construction and improvement of loading, unloading, storage and 
        transfer facilities of a rail user; 
           (c) To acquire, maintain, manage and dispose of railroad 
        right-of-way pursuant to the state rail bank program; 
           (d) To provide for aerial photography survey of proposed 
        and abandoned railroad tracks for the purpose of recording and 
        reestablishing by analytical triangulation the existing 
        alignment of the inplace track; 
           (e) To pay a portion of the costs of acquiring a rail line 
        by a regional railroad authority established pursuant to chapter 
        398A; 
           (f) To pay for the maintenance of rail lines and 
        rights-of-way acquired for the state rail bank under section 
        222.63, subdivision 2c; and 
           (g) To pay the state matching portion of federal grants for 
        rail-highway grade crossing improvement projects. 
           All money derived by the commissioner from the disposition 
        of railroad right-of-way or of any other property acquired 
        pursuant to sections 222.46 to 222.62 shall be deposited in the 
        rail service improvement account. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.55, is 
        amended to read: 
           222.55 [RAIL USER AND RAIL CARRIER LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM; 
        PURPOSE.] 
           In order to aid rail users in obtaining credit for 
        participation in contracts for rail line and rolling stock 
        rehabilitation, acquisition, or installation and for paying the 
        costs of capital improvements necessary to improve rail service 
        or reduce the impact of discontinuance of rail service, and to 
        aid rail carriers in the rehabilitation of locomotives and the 
        acquisition and rehabilitation of rolling stock, there is 
        established a rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program 
        to provide state money in guarantee of loans made according to 
        the provisions of sections 222.55 to 222.62. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.56, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [LOAN.] "Loan" means a loan or advance of credit 
        provided by a financial institution to (1) either a rail user or 
        rail carrier for participation in contracts for rail line or 
        rolling stock rehabilitation, acquisition, or installation, or 
        for paying the costs of capital improvements necessary to 
        improve rail service or reduce the impact of discontinuance of 
        rail service, or (2) a rail carrier for rehabilitation of 
        locomotives. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.56, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [PERSONAL GUARANTEE.] "Personal Guarantee" means 
        a personal or corporate obligation to pay the loan. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.56, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [RAIL CARRIER.] "Rail carrier" means a common 
        carrier by rail engaged in rail transportation of people, goods, 
        or products for hire. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.56, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [ROLLING STOCK.] "Rolling stock" means rail cars, 
        machinery, and equipment used by a rail carrier to move people, 
        goods, and products, but does not include maintenance of way 
        equipment or tools used in the maintenance or upgrade of track. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.57, is 
        amended to read: 
           222.57 [RAIL USER AND RAIL CARRIER LOAN GUARANTEE ACCOUNT.] 
           There is created a rail user and rail carrier loan 
        guarantee account as a separate account in the rail service 
        improvement account, which shall be used by the commissioner for 
        carrying out the provisions of sections 222.55 to 222.62 with 
        respect to loans insured under section 222.58.  The commissioner 
        may transfer to the rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee 
        account from money otherwise available in the rail service 
        improvement account whatever amount is necessary to implement 
        the rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program and, 
        except that bond proceeds may not be transferred to the account 
        for insurance of loans made for the purposes specified in 
        section 222.58, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), clauses (3) to 
        (5).  The commissioner may withdraw any amount from the rail 
        user and rail carrier loan guarantee account that is not 
        required to insure outstanding loans as provided in section 
        222.60, subdivision 1.  
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.58, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.] A loan is eligible 
        for insurance under this section under the following conditions: 
           (a) The loan shall be in an original principal amount, bear 
        an interest rate, contain complete amortization provisions, and 
        have a maturity satisfactory under such terms as the 
        commissioner may prescribe by rule. 
           (b) The proceeds of the loan shall be used solely for 
           (i) (1) participation in contracts for capital investment 
        loans for rail line rehabilitation, or acquisition, or 
        installation; 
           (ii) (2) capital improvement projects designed to improve 
        rail service or reduce the economic impact of discontinuance of 
        rail service.  The projects, and may include but are not limited 
        to construction or improvement of short segments of rail line 
        such as side track, team track, and connections between existing 
        lines; and construction and improvement of loading, unloading, 
        storage, and transfer facilities, and rail facilities of the 
        rail user users or rail carriers; 
           (3) rehabilitation of locomotives owned by rail carriers 
        primarily in operation on railroad lines within the state; 
           (4) rehabilitation or acquisition of rolling stock owned or 
        acquired by rail users or rail carriers operating or doing 
        business primarily within the state; or 
           (5) costs of technical and inspection services related to 
        the rehabilitation of locomotives or acquisition or 
        rehabilitation of rolling stock. 
           (c) The loan agreement shall contain such terms and 
        provisions with respect to any other matters as the commissioner 
        may prescribe. 
           (d) The borrower provides a personal guarantee and 
        collateral for the loan which is acceptable to the commissioner 
        as sufficient security to protect the interests of the state. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.63, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [RAIL BANK ACCOUNTS.] A special account shall be 
        maintained in the state treasury, designated as the rail bank 
        maintenance account, to record the receipts and expenditures of 
        the commissioner of transportation for the maintenance of rail 
        bank property.  Funds received by the commissioner of 
        transportation from interest earnings, administrative payments, 
        rentals, fees, or charges for the use of rail bank property, or 
        received from rail line rehabilitation contracts shall be 
        credited to the maintenance account and used for the maintenance 
        of that property and held as a reserve for maintenance expenses 
        in an amount determined by the commissioner, and amounts 
        received in the maintenance account in excess of the reserve 
        requirements shall be transferred to the rail service 
        improvement account.  All proceeds of the sale of abandoned rail 
        lines shall be deposited in the rail service improvement 
        account.  All money to be deposited in this rail service 
        improvement account as provided in this subdivision is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for the 
        purposes of this section.  The appropriations shall not lapse 
        but shall be available until the purposes for which the funds 
        are appropriated are accomplished.  
           Sec. 29.  [471.346] [PUBLICLY OWNED AND LEASED VEHICLES 
        IDENTIFIED.] 
           All motor vehicles owned or leased by a statutory or home 
        rule charter city, county, town, school district, metropolitan 
        or regional agency, or other political subdivision, except for 
        unmarked vehicles used in general police and fire work and arson 
        investigations, shall have the name of the political subdivision 
        plainly displayed on both sides of the vehicle in letters not 
        less than 2-1/2 inches high and one-half inch wide.  The 
        identification must be in a color that contrasts with the color 
        of the part of the vehicle on which it is placed and must remain 
        on and be clean and visible throughout the period of which the 
        vehicle is owned or leased by the political subdivision.  The 
        identification must not be on a removable plate or placard 
        except on leased vehicles but the plate or placard must not be 
        removed from a leased vehicle at any time during the term of the 
        lease. 
           Sec. 30.  [ROAD PRICING STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of transportation and the metropolitan 
        council shall jointly conduct a study of road pricing options 
        with the potential for implementation in the state of Minnesota 
        and the metropolitan area as defined in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 473.121, subdivision 2.  The road pricing options 
        studied must include the option of replacing the present highway 
        user taxes on motor fuel and motor vehicle licenses with a 
        highway user revenue system based on a charge on each vehicle 
        based on the number of miles traveled by that vehicle in each 
        year.  The study must also include, but is not limited to: 
           (1) an analysis of the potential for charging motorists 
        based upon the time of day the travel takes place and the level 
        of congestion on the roadway; 
           (2) an evaluation of public acceptance and understanding of 
        alternative road pricing options; 
           (3) a detailed analysis, evaluation, and quantification of 
        the impacts of various road pricing options; 
           (4) a financial analysis of each road pricing option, 
        including the implementation costs, users costs, and revenue 
        estimates; 
           (5) selection of specific road pricing options for future 
        demonstration and testing in the metropolitan area and/or 
        statewide; and 
           (6) a detailed study design, schedule, and cost estimate 
        for a draft environmental impact statement meeting appropriate 
        state and federal requirements. 
           The commissioner and metropolitan council shall report the 
        results of the study to the legislature no later than January 
        15, 1996.  The report must include recommendations regarding 
        future actions needed to move towards implementation of road 
        pricing in Minnesota and/or the metropolitan area. 
           Sec. 31.  [ADVISORY COUNCIL ON MAJOR TRANSPORTATION 
        PROJECTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; PURPOSE.] A state advisory 
        council is established to provide a forum at the state level for 
        education, discussion, and advice to the legislature on the 
        financing of major transportation projects.  
           Subd. 2.  [AUTHORITY; DUTIES.] The advisory council shall:  
           (1) identify significant highway and transit projects that 
        could not be funded within the current transportation funding 
        structure; 
           (2) evaluate methods for funding the identified projects; 
           (3) receive public testimony and consult with governmental 
        units; and 
           (4) submit to the legislature a report and recommendations 
        for a preferred plan to finance significant highway and transit 
        projects by February 1, 1995. 
           Subd. 3.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The advisory council shall consist 
        of 15 members who serve at the pleasure of the appointing 
        authority as follows: 
           (1) six legislators; three members of the senate appointed 
        by the subcommittee on committees of the committee on rules and 
        administration, and three members of the house of 
        representatives appointed by the speaker; and 
           (2) nine public members who are residents of the state:  
        two appointed by the subcommittee on committees of the committee 
        on rules and administration of the senate, two appointed by the 
        speaker of the house of representatives, and five appointed by 
        the governor.  The appointing authorities must consult with each 
        other to assure that no more than eight members of the advisory 
        council are of the same gender. 
           Subd. 4.  [CHAIRS.] The legislative appointing authorities 
        shall each designate a legislative appointee to serve as 
        co-chair of the advisory council. 
           Subd. 5.  [ADMINISTRATION.] Legislative staff and the 
        commissioner of transportation shall provide administrative and 
        staff assistance when requested by the advisory council. 
           Sec. 32.  [LEAVE DONATION PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DONATION OF VACATION TIME.] A state 
        employee may donate up to 12 hours of accrued vacation leave for 
        the benefit of a state department of military affairs employee 
        whose efforts to aid victims of an automobile accident resulted 
        in his total disability in January 1994.  The vacation hours 
        donated must be credited to the sick leave account of the 
        receiving state employee.  If the receiving state employee uses 
        all donated time, additional hours, up to 50 hours per employee, 
        accrued vacation leave time may be donated.  
           Subd. 2.  [PROCESS FOR CREDITING.] The donating employee 
        must notify the employee's agency head of the accrued vacation 
        time the employee wishes to donate.  The agency head shall 
        transfer that amount to the sick leave account of the 
        recipient.  A donation of accrued vacation leave time is 
        irrevocable once it has been transferred to the recipient's 
        account. 
           Sec. 33.  [METRO STATE DIRECTIONAL SIGNS.] 
           The commissioner of the department of transportation shall 
        place directional signs for Metropolitan State University on 
        marked interstate highways Nos. I-94 and I-35E. 
           Sec. 34.  [TRAFFIC SIGNAL; NORTH OAKS.] 
           The commissioner of transportation shall, not later than 
        June 1, 1994, install traffic signals on marked trunk highway 
        No. 49 at its intersection with Hodgson Road Connection, at or 
        near the entrance to the Chippewa middle school in the city of 
        North Oaks.\H* (Section 34 was vetoed by the governor.)\h 
           Sec. 35.  [TRUNK HIGHWAY NO. 280; NOISE BARRIERS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section 
        "trunk highway No. 280 project" means a department of 
        transportation highway improvement project on marked trunk 
        highway No. 280 that would improve, expand, or reconstruct the 
        highway. 
           Subd. 2.  [REQUIREMENT.] If the commissioner of 
        transportation takes any action between the effective date of 
        this section and June 30, 1996, that would have the effect of 
        delaying the start of the trunk highway No. 280 project beyond 
        June 30, 1997, the commissioner shall, within 12 months after 
        taking that action, erect noise barriers on the highway between 
        marked interstate highways Nos. I-94 and I-35W as provided in 
        the noise barrier component of the project. 
           Sec. 36.  [INTERSTATE HIGHWAY NO. I-394; NOISE BARRIERS.] 
           The commissioner of transportation shall complete the noise 
        barrier project on the north side of marked interstate highway 
        No. I-394 in Minneapolis adjacent to the property owned by US 
        West, Inc. as a high priority construction project.\H* (Section 36\h 
        \Hwas vetoed by the governor.)\h 
           Sec. 37.  [NOISE ABATEMENT BARRIER; BROOKLYN PARK.] 
           The commissioner of transportation, in accordance with the 
        plan required under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.125, shall 
        construct a noise abatement barrier on the easternmost side of 
        the right-of-way of marked trunk highway No. 252 from its 
        intersection with 73rd Avenue North to a point where 74th Avenue 
        North would, if extended, intersect marked highway No. 252.\H*\h 
        \H(Section 37 was vetoed by the governor.)\h 
           Sec. 38.  [INTERSTATE HIGHWAY NO. I-694; NOISE BARRIERS.] 
           The commissioner of transportation shall complete the noise 
        barrier project on the south side of interstate highway No. 
        I-694 in Shoreview west from the end of the existing noise 
        barrier to the Soo Line Railroad overpass near Cardigan Road, as 
        a high priority construction project.\H* (Section 38 was vetoed by\h 
        \Hthe governor.)\h 
           Sec. 39.  [STUDY OF INSURANCE-BASED SEAT BELT USE.] 
           The commissioners of commerce and public safety shall 
        jointly study the desirability of enacting legislation requiring 
        automobile insurers to offer insureds the option of purchasing 
        automobile insurance based upon seat belt usage.  The report 
        must address the following issues:  
           (1) imposition of a substantial deductible for claims for 
        injuries incurred when a seat belt is not used; 
           (2) actuarially appropriate premium reductions by insurers 
        for providing this coverage; and 
           (3) imposition of penalties for failure to wear seat belts 
        after such an option is purchased. 
           The commissioners shall report their written findings and 
        recommendations to the legislature no later than January 1, 1996.
           Sec. 40.  [ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.] 
           The commissioner of transportation shall not take any 
        action to widen and replace the I-35W bridge deck over Minnehaha 
        Parkway until an environmental impact statement has been issued. 
           Sec. 41.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 222.58, subdivision 6, 
        is repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 168.1281, 
        subdivision 4; and Laws 1993, chapter 323, sections 3 and 4, are 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 42.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1, 6, 12, 17, 30, 32, 33, and 35 to 40, are 
        effective the day following final enactment.  Section 14 is 
        effective August 1, 1994, for violations committed on and after 
        that date.  Section 31 is effective the day following final 
        enactment and is repealed June 30, 1995.  Sections 9, 19, and 
        41, paragraph (b), are effective August 1, 1994. 
                                   ARTICLE 2 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 84.928, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [OPERATION ON ROADS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY.] (a) 
        A person shall not operate an all-terrain vehicle along or on 
        the roadway, shoulder, or inside bank or slope of a public road 
        right-of-way other than in the ditch or the outside bank or 
        slope of a trunk, county state-aid, or county highway in this 
        state unless otherwise allowed in sections 84.92 to 84.929.  
           (b) A person may operate an all-terrain vehicle registered 
        for private use and used for agricultural purposes on a public 
        road right-of-way of a trunk, county state-aid, or county 
        highway in this state if the all-terrain vehicle is operated on 
        the extreme right-hand side of the road, and left turns may be 
        made from any part of the road if it is safe to do so under the 
        prevailing conditions.  
           (c) A person shall not operate an all-terrain vehicle 
        within the public road right-of-way of a trunk, county 
        state-aid, or county highway from April 1 to August 1 in the 
        agricultural zone unless the vehicle is being used exclusively 
        as transportation to and from work on agricultural lands.  This 
        paragraph does not apply to an agent or employee of a road 
        authority, as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 9, or the 
        department of natural resources when performing or exercising 
        official duties or powers. 
           (d) A person shall not operate an all-terrain vehicle 
        within the public road right-of-way of a trunk, county 
        state-aid, or county highway between the hours of one-half hour 
        after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, except on the 
        right-hand side of the right-of-way and in the same direction as 
        the highway traffic on the nearest lane of the adjacent roadway. 
           (e) A person shall not operate an all-terrain vehicle at 
        any time within the right-of-way of an interstate highway or 
        freeway within this state. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.085, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DESCRIPTION MAY REFER TO MAP OR PLAT.] (a) Land 
        acquisition by the road authority for highway purposes by 
        instrument of conveyance or by eminent domain proceedings, may 
        refer to said the map or plat and parcel number, together with 
        delineation of the parcel, as the only manner of description 
        necessary for the acquisition.  
           (b) In addition, land disposition by the road authority by 
        instrument of conveyance may refer to the map or plat and parcel 
        number, together with delineation of the parcel, as the only 
        manner of description necessary for the disposition.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 161.25, is 
        amended to read: 
           161.25 [TEMPORARY TRUNK HIGHWAY DETOUR AND TEMPORARY TRUNK 
        HIGHWAY; HAUL ROAD.] 
           On determining If, for the purpose of constructing or 
        maintaining any trunk highway, that the use of any public street 
        or highway is necessary for a detour or haul road, the 
        commissioner may designate by order any such street or highway 
        as a temporary trunk highway detour or as a temporary trunk 
        highway haul road, and shall thereafter maintain the same as a 
        temporary trunk highway until the commissioner revokes the 
        designation.  Prior to revoking the designation the commissioner 
        shall restore such streets or highways to as good condition as 
        they were prior to the designation of same as temporary trunk 
        highways.  Upon revoking the designations such streets or 
        highways designation, the street or highway shall revert to the 
        subdivision charged with the care thereof at the time it was 
        taken over as a temporary trunk highway.  
           Sec. 4.  [161.442] [RECONVEYANCE TO FORMER OWNER.] 
           Notwithstanding sections 161.23, 161.41, 161.411, 161.43, 
        161.44, or any other statute, the commissioner of 
        transportation, at the commissioner's sole discretion, may 
        transfer, sell, or convey real property including fixtures, and 
        interests in real property including easements, to the owner 
        from whom the property was acquired by the state for trunk 
        highway purposes through a pending eminent domain action.  The 
        transfer of title may be by stipulation, partial dismissal, bill 
        of sale, or conveyance.  Any resulting change in the state's 
        acquisition must be explained in the final certificate for that 
        action.  This provision does not confer on a landowner the right 
        to compel a reconveyance without the consent of the commissioner.
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 165.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           165.03 [STRENGTH OF BRIDGES; INSPECTIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [STANDARDS GENERALLY.] Each bridge, 
        including a privately owned bridge, must conform to the 
        strength, width, clearance, and safety standards imposed by the 
        commissioner for the connecting highway or street.  This 
        subdivision applies to a bridge that is constructed after August 
        1, 1989, on any public highway or street.  The bridge must have 
        sufficient strength to support with safety the maximum vehicle 
        weights allowed under section 169.825 and must have the minimum 
        width specified in section 165.04, subdivision 3. 
           Subd. 2.  [INSPECTION AND INVENTORY RESPONSIBILITIES; 
        RULES; FORMS.] The commissioner of transportation shall adopt 
        official inventory and bridge inspection report forms for use in 
        making bridge inspections by the highway authorities specified 
        by this subdivision.  Bridge inspections shall be made at 
        regular intervals, not to exceed two years, by the following 
        officials: 
           (a) The commissioner of transportation for all bridges 
        located wholly or partially within or over the right-of-way of a 
        state trunk highway. 
           (b) The county highway engineer for all bridges located 
        wholly or partially within or over the right-of-way of any 
        county or township road, or any street within a municipality 
        which does not have a city engineer regularly employed. 
           (c) The city engineer for all bridges located wholly or 
        partially within or over the right-of-way of any street located 
        within or along municipal limits. 
           (d) The commissioner of transportation in case of a toll 
        bridge used by the general public; provided, that the 
        commissioner of transportation may assess the owner for the 
        costs of such inspection. 
           The commissioner of transportation shall prescribe the 
        standards for bridge inspection and inventory by rules.  The 
        specified highway authorities shall inspect and inventory in 
        accordance with these standards and furnish the commissioner 
        with such data as may be necessary to maintain a central 
        inventory. 
           Subd. 3.  [COUNTY INVENTORY AND INSPECTION RECORDS AND 
        REPORTS.] The county engineer shall maintain a complete 
        inventory record of all bridges as set forth in subdivision 2(b) 
        with the inspection reports thereof, and shall certify annually, 
        to the commissioner of transportation, as prescribed by the 
        commissioner, that inspections have been made at regular 
        intervals not to exceed two years.  A report of the inspections 
        shall be filed annually, on or before February 15 of each year, 
        with the county auditor or township clerk, or the governing body 
        of the municipality.  The report shall contain recommendations 
        for the correction of, or legal posting of load limits on any 
        bridge or structure that is found to be understrength or unsafe. 
           Subd. 4.  [MUNICIPAL INVENTORY AND INSPECTION RECORDS AND 
        REPORTS.] The city engineer shall maintain a complete inventory 
        record of all bridges as set forth in subdivision 2(c) with the 
        inspection reports thereof, and shall certify annually, to the 
        commissioner of transportation, as prescribed by the 
        commissioner, that inspections have been made at regular 
        intervals not to exceed two years.  A report of the inspections 
        shall be filed annually, on or before February 15 of each year, 
        with the governing body of the municipality.  The report shall 
        contain recommendations for the correction of, or legal posting 
        of load limits on any bridge or structure that is found to be 
        understrength or unsafe. 
           Subd. 5.  [AGREEMENTS.] Agreements may be made among the 
        various units of governments, or between governmental units and 
        qualified engineering personnel to carry out the 
        responsibilities for the bridge inspections and reports, as 
        established by subdivision 2. 
           Subd. 6.  [TOLL BRIDGES.] The owner of a toll bridge shall 
        certify annually to the commissioner of transportation, as 
        prescribed by the commissioner, that inspections of the bridge 
        have been made at regular intervals not to exceed two years.  
        The certification shall be accompanied by a report of the 
        inspection.  The report shall contain recommendations for the 
        correction of or legal posting of load limitations if the bridge 
        is found to be understrength or unsafe. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 174.03, 
        subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [REVISION OF STATE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.] The 
        commissioner shall revise the state transportation plan by July 
        1, 1993 January 1, 1996, and by July January 1 of each 
        odd-numbered year thereafter.  Before final adoption of a 
        revised plan, the commissioner shall hold a hearing to receive 
        public comment on the plan.  The revised state transportation 
        plan must: 
           (1) incorporate the goals of the state transportation 
        system in section 174.01; and 
           (2) establish objectives, policies, and strategies for 
        achieving those goals.  
           Sec. 7.  [BRIDGE INSPECTIONS.] 
           The commissioner of transportation shall ensure that bridge 
        inspections must be made at regular intervals not to exceed two 
        years.  
           Sec. 8.  [LAND SALE AND EXCHANGE; WASHINGTON COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; WASHINGTON 
        COUNTY.] (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 
        282.018, Washington county may convey the tax-forfeited land 
        bordering public water described in paragraph (b), to the state 
        of Minnesota acting through its commissioner of transportation, 
        for the county's appraised market value. 
           (b) The land to be conveyed to the state of Minnesota is 
        located in New Scandia township (T32N, R19W) in Washington 
        county and is described as: 
           Government Lot 7, Section 7, Township 32 North, Range 19 
           West, Washington County, Minnesota; 
        containing 63.95 acres, more or less. 
           Subd. 2.  [LAND EXCHANGE BETWEEN MINNESOTA AND UNITED 
        STATES.] (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 
        to 94.344, the commissioner of transportation, with the 
        unanimous approval of the Minnesota land exchange board may 
        thereafter convey the land described in subdivision 1, paragraph 
        (b), to the United States Department of Interior, National Park 
        Service, in exchange for land described in paragraph (b). 
           (b) The land that is to be conveyed to the state of 
        Minnesota by the United States is located in Stillwater township 
        in Washington county and is described as follows: 
           That part of Government Lot 2 of Section 15, Township 30 
           North, Range 20 West, Washington County, Minnesota, lying 
           northwesterly of the northwesterly right-of-way line of 
           Trunk Highway No. 95 as now located and established and 
           southwesterly of the following described line:  Commencing 
           at the northeast corner of Government Lot 3 of Section 15, 
           Township 30 North, Range 20 West, also being a point on the 
           west line of said Government Lot 2; thence North 00 degrees 
           02 minutes 22 seconds West, assumed bearing along said west 
           line of Government Lot 2 a distance of 142.51 feet to the 
           point of beginning of the line to be described; thence 
           South 50 degrees 10 minutes 16 seconds East, 151.14 feet to 
           an inplace half-inch iron pipe monument; thence South 44 
           degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds East, 171.86 feet to an 
           inplace 3/8 inch iron pipe monument; thence North 87 
           degrees 40 minutes 47 seconds East, 124.77 feet to an 
           inplace iron bolt monument; thence South 47 degrees 38 
           minutes 00 seconds East, 94.53 feet to said northwesterly 
           right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 95 and there 
           terminating; 
        containing 2.48 acres, more or less. 
           (c) The land on three sides of the parcel described in 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b), is owned by the United States.  
        Most of the parcel is part of an island between two channels of 
        the St. Croix River and is within the preliminary boundary of 
        the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.  The parcel has 
        little potential for use other than for said public purpose. 
           (d) The parcel of land described in paragraph (b) is west 
        of Trunk Highway No. 95 and across the road from the Boom Site 
        area located approximately one-half mile northeast of the city 
        of Stillwater.  This parcel is to be used for construction of a 
        sanitary drain field for the Boom Site Rest Area.  The present 
        drain field is undersized, causes unsanitary seepage, and does 
        not conform to modern-day health standards.  This parcel is 
        within the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway boundary and 
        has little potential for use other than public purpose and/or 
        supplementing adjacent public facilities. 
           (e) The two above-described parcels of land have been 
        appraised and are of substantially equal value. 
           (f) The United States has agreed to a land exchange subject 
        to terms of its existing scenic easement on the land described 
        in paragraph (b).  The United States has agreed to the proposed 
        construction of a sanitary drain field by the Minnesota 
        department of transportation on the land described in paragraph 
        (b). 
           (g) The conveyances transferring the land described in 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b), to the United States and the land 
        described in paragraph (b) to the state of Minnesota must be in 
        a form approved by the attorney general. 
           Sec. 9.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 173.14, is repealed. 
        Minnesota Rules, part 8810.1300, subpart 6, is repealed.  
           Sec. 10.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 9 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 6, 1994 
           Signed by the governor May 10, 1994, 5:55 p.m.