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                            CHAPTER 372-S.F.No. 3298 
                  An act relating to the organization and operation of 
                  state government; appropriating money for 
                  transportation, public safety, and other purposes; 
                  requiring studies and reports; establishing a task 
                  force on dealer licensing and motor vehicle 
                  registration enforcement in the state patrol; 
                  requiring wheel flaps on truck-tractors; regulating 
                  weight restrictions on vehicle axles; providing an 
                  exemption from aircraft registration; regulating state 
                  air transportation charges; distributing five percent 
                  of the highway user tax distribution fund to town road 
                  account, town bridge account, and flexible highway 
                  account; modifying calculation of mileage for city 
                  streets and county roads; establishing midtown 
                  planning and coordination board; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1996, sections 161.081, subdivision 1, and by 
                  adding a subdivision; 161.082, subdivisions 1 and 2a; 
                  162.081, subdivision 1; 162.09, subdivision 1; 
                  169.733, subdivision 1; 169.825, subdivision 8; 
                  360.024; and 360.653; Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 
                  1, section 2, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new 
                  law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
                                   ARTICLE 1 
                         TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS 
        Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums in the columns headed "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified to be available for 
        the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                                  1998         1999 
        General Fund                      $      -0-     $      344,000 
        Trunk Highway Fund                       200,000     50,637,000 
        Highway User Tax
        Distribution Fund                        -0-             50,000 
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1998         1999 
        Sec. 2.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
        SAFETY                            $      200,000 $    4,170,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-           294,000
        Trunk Highway           200,000     3,826,000
        Highway User Tax 
        Distribution Fund       -0-            50,000 
        (a) State Patrol
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-           294,000
        Trunk Highway           -0-         3,591,000
        Highway User Tax
        Distribution Fund       -0-            50,000 
        These appropriations are added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1997, chapter 
        159, article 1, section 4, subdivision 
        3. 
        $50,000 from the highway user tax 
        distribution fund is for the vehicle 
        registration and insurance study. 
        $294,000 from the general fund for 
        fiscal year 1999 is for additional 
        capitol complex security staff. 
        $200,000 from the trunk highway fund 
        for fiscal year 1998 is for additional 
        state patrol flight time to enhance law 
        enforcement efforts through airborne 
        enforcement. 
        $2,697,000 from the trunk highway fund 
        for fiscal year 1999 is for 29 
        additional state troopers and related 
        support staff. 
        $694,000 from the trunk highway fund 
        for fiscal year 1999 is for replacement 
        and maintenance of state patrol 
        communications equipment. 
        (b) Driver and Vehicle Services
               200,000        235,000 
        $200,000 for fiscal year 1998 and 
        $235,000 for fiscal year 1999 are added 
        to the appropriations in Laws 1997, 
        chapter 159, article 1, section 4, 
        subdivision 4, for driver's license and 
        identification card cost increases.  
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        Sec. 3.  DEPARTMENT OF 
        TRANSPORTATION                           -0-         46,861,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-            50,000
        Trunk Highway           -0-        46,811,000
        (a) State Road Construction  
               -0-         40,000,000 
        $40,000,000 is appropriated from the 
        trunk highway fund for state road 
        construction in fiscal year 1999 and is 
        added to the appropriation in Laws 
        1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 
        2, subdivision 7, clause (a).  The 
        commissioner shall report to the 
        legislature by January 2, 1999, on 
        actual and planned expenditures of this 
        appropriation.  
        The commissioner shall consider 
        utilizing fibrous matting products 
        manufactured in this state, in the 
        course of highway construction, 
        maintenance, and improvement, when 
        these products are similar in price and 
        quality to fibrous matting products 
        manufactured outside this state. 
        (b) Design Engineering
        and Construction Engineering
               -0-          6,800,000 
        $6,800,000 is appropriated in fiscal 
        year 1999 from the trunk highway fund 
        for design engineering and construction 
        engineering and is added to the 
        appropriations in Laws 1997, chapter 
        159, article 1, section 2, subdivision 
        7, clauses (d) and (e), as needed. 
        (c) Aeronautics              
               -0-             61,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 -0-            50,000
        Trunk Highway           -0-            11,000
        $50,000 from the general fund and 
        $11,000 from the trunk highway fund for 
        fiscal year 1999 are appropriated for 
        transfer to the state airports fund to 
        reimburse the fund for air 
        transportation services. 
           Sec. 4.  [STUDY; BLUE LIGHTS ON EMERGENCY VEHICLES.] 
           (a) The commissioner of public safety shall study the 
        feasibility and desirability of allowing emergency vehicles to 
        display blue lights to the front and rear of the vehicles, and 
        shall make recommendations concerning the types of vehicles that 
        should be allowed to display or be prohibited from displaying 
        blue lights.  The study must include: 
           (1) the safety implications of allowing blue lights to the 
        front and rear of emergency vehicles; 
           (2) the safety implications of various lighting 
        configurations for emergency vehicles and road maintenance 
        equipment; and 
           (3) the cost to the department of transportation and local 
        road authorities of complying with the commissioner's 
        recommendation concerning the use of blue lights on road 
        maintenance equipment.  
           (b) The commissioner shall report to the governor and 
        legislature on the results of the study not later than January 
        15, 1999. 
           Sec. 5.  [DEALER LICENSING AND MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION 
        ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHED IN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
        SAFETY.] The dealer licensing and motor vehicle registration 
        enforcement task force is established in the department of 
        public safety.  In consultation with the chief of the state 
        patrol, the commissioner of public safety shall designate four 
        members of the patrol to carry out the investigatory 
        responsibilities of the task force.  The commissioner shall 
        provide the task force with necessary staff and equipment 
        support.  
           Subd. 2.  [INVESTIGATIONS.] The task force shall 
        investigate activity by persons engaged in the sale and 
        registration of motor vehicles in violation of Minnesota law, 
        specifically Minnesota Statutes, sections 168.27; 168A.30; 
        297B.035, subdivision 3; and 325F.664 to 325F.6643. 
           Subd. 3.  [EXPIRATION OF TASK FORCE.] The task force 
        expires July 1, 2000. 
           Sec. 6.  [VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE STUDY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE OF STUDY.] The commissioner of 
        public safety, in conjunction with the dealer licensing and 
        motor vehicle registration enforcement task force, and with 
        representatives of the insurance industry, shall conduct a study 
        to determine: 
           (1) the incidence of private passenger vehicles domiciled 
        in this state but registered in other states in violation of 
        Minnesota vehicle registration laws; and 
           (2) the number of uninsured motorists in this state. 
           Subd. 2.  [STUDY ELEMENTS.] The study must include an 
        evaluation of the cost effectiveness and feasibility of: 
           (1) exchanging tax, vehicle registration, and driver's 
        license information with other states; 
           (2) utilizing a private vendor computer database to enforce 
        the state's vehicle registration and mandatory automobile 
        insurance laws; and 
           (3) ensuring that vehicles domiciled in this state are 
        registered in this state. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The commissioner shall report to the 
        governor and legislature by February 15, 1999. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 169.733, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [VEHICLES GENERALLY.] Every truck, 
        truck-tractor, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, and rear-end 
        dump truck, excepting rear-end dump farm trucks and military 
        vehicles of the United States, shall be provided with wheel 
        flaps or other suitable protection above and behind the rearmost 
        wheels of the vehicle or combination of vehicles to prevent, as 
        far as practicable, such wheels from throwing dirt, water, or 
        other materials on the windshields of vehicles which follow.  
        Such flaps or protectors shall be at least as wide as the tires 
        they are protecting and shall have a ground clearance of not 
        more than one-fifth of the horizontal distance from the center 
        of the rearmost axle to the flap under any conditions of loading 
        or operation of the motor vehicle.  
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 169.825, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [PNEUMATIC-TIRED VEHICLES.] No vehicle or 
        combination of vehicles equipped with pneumatic tires shall be 
        operated upon the highways of this state:  
           (a) Where the gross weight on any wheel exceeds 9,000 
        pounds, except that on designated local routes and state trunk 
        highways the gross weight on any single wheel shall not exceed 
        10,000 pounds; 
           (b) Where the gross weight on any single axle exceeds 
        18,000 pounds, except that on designated local routes and state 
        trunk highways the gross weight on any single axle shall not 
        exceed 20,000 pounds; 
           (c) Where the maximum wheel load: 
           (1) on the foremost and rearmost steering axles, exceeds 
        600 pounds per inch of tire width or the manufacturer's 
        recommended load, whichever is less; or 
           (2) on other axles, exceeds 500 pounds per inch of tire 
        width or the manufacturer's recommended load, whichever is less; 
           Clause (2) applies to new vehicles manufactured after 
        August 1, 1991.  For vehicles manufactured before August 2, 
        1991, the maximum weight per inch of tire width is 600 pounds 
        per inch or the manufacturer's recommended load, whichever is 
        less, until August 1, 1996.  After July 31, 1996, clause (2) 
        applies to all vehicles regardless of date of manufacture. 
           (d) Where the gross weight on any axle of a tridem exceeds 
        15,000 pounds, except that for vehicles to which an additional 
        axle has been added prior to June 1, 1981, the maximum gross 
        weight on any axle of a tridem may be up to 16,000 pounds 
        provided the gross weight of the tridem combination does not 
        exceed 39,900 pounds where the first and third axles of the 
        tridem are spaced nine feet apart.  
           (e) Where the gross weight on any group of axles exceeds 
        the weights permitted under this section with any or all of the 
        interior axles disregarded, and with an exterior axle 
        disregarded if the exterior axle is a variable load axle that is 
        not carrying its intended weight, and their gross weights 
        subtracted from the gross weight of all axles of the group under 
        consideration. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 360.024, is 
        amended to read: 
           360.024 [AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, COST 
        REIMBURSEMENT SERVICE CHARGES.] 
           The commissioner shall charge users of air transportation 
        services provided by the commissioner for all direct operating 
        costs, including salaries and acquisition of excluding pilot 
        salary and aircraft acquisition costs.  All receipts for these 
        services shall be deposited in the air transportation services 
        account in the state airports fund and are appropriated to the 
        commissioner to pay all these direct air service operating costs 
        , including salaries.  Receipts to cover the cost of acquisition 
        of aircraft must be transferred and credited to the account or 
        fund whose assets were used for the acquisition. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 360.653, is 
        amended to read: 
           360.653 [AIRCRAFT, EXEMPTIONS.] 
           The following aircraft, under the conditions specified, 
        shall be exempt from the registration and the tax provided by 
        sections 360.511 to 360.67. 
           (1) Any aircraft held by a dealer listed and used as 
        provided in section 360.63, except that aircraft held by dealers 
        on October 1, of each year, shall be registered and the entire 
        tax provided by sections 360.511 to 360.67 shall be paid for the 
        portion of the fiscal year, prorated on a monthly basis 
        remaining after the aircraft came into the possession of the 
        dealer.  It is further provided that a dealer who has previously 
        had aircraft on withholding may register such aircraft in 
        September of each fiscal year by payment of an amount equal to 
        one-third of the annual tax, which tax shall be applicable for 
        the months of September through December and in January the 
        dealer may again list these aircraft on the dealer's withholding 
        form.  
           (2) Aircraft remaining in the possession of aircraft 
        manufacturers ten months after completion shall become subject 
        to the tax provided by sections 360.511 to 360.67.  The tax 
        shall be computed from the expiration of the ten months period 
        and shall be prorated on a monthly basis.  
           (3) Aircraft while in the hands of aircraft refitters for 
        the purpose of being refitted or modified or both, and while 
        being refitted or modified or both.  
           (4) Aircraft licensed under section 144E.12 and used 
        exclusively to provide air ambulance service. 
           Sec. 11.  Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 2.  Aeronautics                 18,296,000     17,958,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports             17,896,000     17,958,000
        General                 400,000        -0-
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows:  
        (a) Airport Development and Assistance 
              1998           1999
            12,948,000     12,948,000
        $12,846,000 the first year and 
        $12,846,000 the second year are for 
        navigational aids, construction grants, 
        and maintenance grants.  If the 
        appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        These appropriations must be spent in 
        accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 360.305, subdivision 4. 
        $12,000 the first year and $12,000 the 
        second year are for maintenance of the 
        Pine Creek Airport.  
        $90,000 the first year and $90,000 the 
        second year are for air service 
        grants.  If the appropriation for 
        either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        (b) Aviation Support 
             4,880,000      4,941,000
        $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
        second year are for the civil air 
        patrol. 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are for the air service 
        marketing program under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 360.0151. 
        (c) Air Transportation Services 
               468,000         69,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports                 68,000         69,000
        General                 400,000           -0-
        $400,000 the first year is from the 
        general fund for refurbishing a federal 
        surplus jet airplane for state 
        ownership and use. 
           Sec. 12.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 11 and all provisions appropriating money for the 
        fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, are effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
                                   ARTICLE 2 
                           TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 161.081, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DISTRIBUTION OF FIVE PERCENT.] Pursuant to 
        article 14, section 5, of the constitution, five percent of the 
        net highway user tax distribution fund is set aside, and 
        apportioned as follows: 
           (1) 28 percent to the trunk highway fund; 
           (2) 64 percent to a separate account in the county 
        state-aid highway fund to be known as the county turnback 
        account, which account in the state treasury is hereby created; 
           (3) 8 percent to a separate account in the municipal 
        state-aid street fund to be known as the municipal turnback 
        account, which account in the state treasury is hereby created. 
           That apportionment is further distributed as follows: 
           (1) 30.5 percent to the town road account created in 
        section 162.081; 
           (2) 16 percent to the town bridge account, which is created 
        in the state treasury; and 
           (3) 53.5 percent to the flexible highway account created in 
        subdivision 3. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 161.081, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FLEXIBLE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT; TURNBACK ACCOUNTS.] (a)
        The flexible highway account is created in the state treasury.  
        Money in the account may be used either for the restoration of 
        former trunk highways that have reverted to counties or to 
        statutory or home rule charter cities or for regular trunk 
        highway purposes. 
           (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "restoration" means 
        the level of effort required to improve the route that will be 
        turned back to an acceptable condition as determined by 
        agreement made between the commissioner and the county or city 
        before the route is turned back. 
           (c) The commissioner shall review the need for funds to 
        restore highways that have been or will be turned back and the 
        need for funds for the trunk highway system.  The commissioner 
        shall determine, on a biennial basis, the percentage of this 
        flexible account to be used for county turnbacks, for municipal 
        turnbacks, and for regular trunk highway projects.  The 
        commissioner shall make this determination only after meeting 
        and holding discussions with committees selected by the 
        statewide associations of both county commissioners and 
        municipal officials. 
           (d) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk 
        highways that have reverted or that will revert to cities must 
        be deposited in the municipal turnback account, which is created 
        in the state treasury.  
           (e) Money that will be used for the restoration of trunk 
        highways that have reverted or that will revert to counties must 
        be deposited in the county turnback account, which is created in 
        the state treasury. 
           (f) As part of each biennial budget submission to the 
        legislature, the commissioner shall describe how the money in 
        the flexible highway account will be apportioned among the 
        county turnback account, the municipal turnback account, and the 
        trunk highway fund.  
           (g) Money apportioned from the flexible highway account to 
        the trunk highway fund must be used for state road construction 
        and engineering costs. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 161.082, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [RULES.] Except as hereinafter provided in 
        this section and in section 161.081, all money accruing to the 
        county turnback account shall be expended in accordance with 
        rules of the commissioner of transportation in paying a county 
        for the restoration of former trunk highways, or portions 
        thereof, that have reverted to the county in accordance with 
        law, and have become a part of the county state-aid highway 
        system. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 161.082, 
        subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [TOWN BRIDGES AND CULVERTS; TOWN ROAD ACCOUNT.] 
        An amount equal to 25 percent of the county turnback (a) Money 
        in the town bridge account must be expended on town road bridge 
        structures that are ten feet or more in length and on town road 
        culverts that replace existing town road bridges.  In addition, 
        if the present bridge structure is less than ten feet in length 
        but a hydrological survey indicates that the replacement bridge 
        structure or culvert must be ten feet or more in length, then 
        the bridge or culvert is eligible for replacement funds. 
           (b) In addition, if a culvert that replaces a deficient 
        bridge is in a county comprehensive water plan approved by the 
        board of water and soil resources and the department of natural 
        resources, the costs of the culvert and roadway grading other 
        than surfacing are eligible for replacement funds up to the cost 
        of constructing a replacement bridge. 
           (c) The expenditures on bridge structures and culverts may 
        be on a matching basis, and if on a matching basis, not more 
        than 90 percent of the cost of a bridge structure or culvert may 
        be paid from the county turnback account. and may be for 100 
        percent of the cost of the replacement structure or culvert or 
        for 100 percent of the cost of rehabilitating the existing 
        structure. 
           (d) The town bridge account may be used to pay the costs to 
        abandon an existing bridge that is deficient and in need of 
        replacement, but where no replacement will be made.  It may also 
        be used to pay the costs to construct a road or street to 
        facilitate the abandonment of an existing bridge determined by 
        the commissioner to be deficient, if the commissioner determines 
        that construction of the road or street is more cost efficient 
        than replacing the existing bridge. 
           (e) When bridge approach construction work exceeds $10,000 
        in costs, or when the county engineer determines that the cost 
        of the replacement culverts alone will not exceed $20,000, the 
        town shall be eligible for financial assistance from the town 
        bridge account.  Financial assistance shall be requested by 
        resolution of the county board and shall be limited to: 
           (1) 100 percent of the cost of the bridge approach work 
        that is in excess of $10,000; or 
           (2) 100 percent of the cost of the replacement culverts 
        when the cost does not exceed $20,000 and the town board agrees 
        to be responsible for all the other costs, which may include 
        costs for structural removal, installation, and permitting.  The 
        replacement structure design and costs shall be approved and 
        certified by the county engineer, but need not be subsequently 
        approved by the department of transportation. 
           An amount equal to 47.5 percent of the county turnback 
        account must be set aside as a town road account and (f) Money 
        in the town road account must be distributed as provided in 
        section 162.081. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 162.081, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACCOUNT CREATED.] A town road account is 
        created in the county state-aid highway fund, consisting of the 
        amounts transferred from the county turnback account as provided 
        in section 161.082. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, 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:  (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 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 May 11, 1994.  For purposes of this 
        subdivision, the total miles of city streets and county roads 
        within the jurisdiction of a city includes all miles of county 
        highways turned back to that city's jurisdiction on or after May 
        11, 1994.  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.  [473.910] [MIDTOWN PLANNING AND COORDINATION 
        BOARD.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHED.] The midtown planning and 
        coordination board is established. 
           Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the board is to do 
        planning for the Lake Street corridor area along with and 
        including neighborhoods one-half mile on either side of Lake 
        Street in Minneapolis from the western city limits to the 
        Mississippi river, and to do planning and coordination for 
        economic development, transportation, and residential renewal, 
        with the cooperation of affected government, civic, business, 
        and neighborhood entities. 
           Subd. 3.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The board shall be composed of 13 
        members.  Three members must be appointed by the Minneapolis 
        city council from among its members; three by the Hennepin 
        county board, from among its members; one by the Minneapolis 
        park board, from among its members; one by the metropolitan 
        council, from among its members; two members of the public 
        appointed by the Minneapolis city council; two members of the 
        public appointed by the Hennepin county board; and one member 
        appointed by the member of Congress from the fifth district or 
        the member's designee.  The public members must reside or do 
        business in the affected area. 
           Subd. 4.  [OFFICERS.] The chair of the board shall be 
        elected by, and from among, the members of the board for a 
        one-year term.  The chair shall preside at meetings of the 
        board, if present, and shall perform all other duties assigned 
        by the board or by law.  The board shall elect officers in 
        addition to the chair as it deems necessary for the conduct of 
        its duties. 
           Subd. 5.  [MEMBERSHIP TERMS.] The terms of the members 
        shall be three years with the terms ending on June 30, 2001. 
           Subd. 6.  [COMPENSATION AND MEMBERSHIP.] Compensation of 
        members, removal of members, and filling of membership vacancies 
        is governed by section 15.0575, if not covered in this section. 
           Subd. 7.  [DURATION.] The board continues to exist until 
        expressly abolished by law. 
           Sec. 8.  [473.912] [POWERS OF BOARD.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL POWERS.] The board has all powers 
        that may be necessary or convenient to enable it to perform the 
        duties and responsibilities imposed on it by law.  The powers 
        include the specific powers enumerated in this section. 
           Subd. 2.  [GIFTS AND APPROPRIATIONS.] The board may accept 
        gifts; apply for and use grants of money or other property from 
        the United States, the state, or any person for any board 
        purpose, and may enter into agreements required in connection 
        therewith; and may hold, use, and dispose of the money or 
        property in accordance with the terms of the gift, grant, or 
        agreement relating to it. 
           Sec. 9.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 5 are effective July 1, 1999.  Section 6 is 
        effective August 1, 1998, for municipal state-aid apportionments 
        in calendar year 1999 and subsequent years.  Sections 7 and 8 
        are effective July 1, 1998. 
           Presented to the governor April 3, 1998 
           Signed by the governor April 7, 1998, 2:33 p.m.