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                            CHAPTER 238-H.F.No. 2387 
                  An act relating to transportation; appropriating money 
                  for the department of transportation and other 
                  agencies; authorizing certain fees; providing for a 
                  maximum percentage of the motorcycle safety fund that 
                  may be spent for certain activities; exempting from 
                  registration taxes vehicles owned by a commercial 
                  driving school and used exclusively in driver 
                  education and training; allowing payment of prorated 
                  license fee following transfer of vehicle from dealer; 
                  modifying provisions relating to disability parking 
                  privileges; abolishing certain credit for vehicle 
                  registration fee; modifying provisions relating to 
                  vehicle titles, registrations, and transfers; 
                  authorizing suspension of a vehicle's registration in 
                  certain circumstances; requiring a detachable postcard 
                  to be provided in a vehicle's certificate of title and 
                  completed; specifically authorizing cities to enact 
                  ordinances regulating long-term parking; allowing 
                  certain lighting devices mounted on delivery vehicles; 
                  providing equipment for deputy registrars; modifying 
                  driver instruction permit provisions; providing for 
                  driver training for home school students; reducing 
                  cost of Minnesota identification card for persons with 
                  serious and persistent mental illness; changing 
                  definition of "directional signs"; authorizing siting 
                  of public safety radio communications towers; 
                  directing commissioner of transportation to establish 
                  a southern railway corridor improvement plan; setting 
                  minimum requirements for local regulation of small 
                  vehicle passenger service; modifying provisions 
                  relating to motor carriers; changing percentage of gas 
                  tax attributed to snowmobiles; regulating advertising 
                  in department of public safety publications; modifying 
                  provisions relating to special number plates for 
                  classic aircraft; requiring report of metropolitan 
                  radio board; extending existence of metropolitan radio 
                  board; requiring commissioner of transportation to 
                  study feasibility of extending Northstar commuter rail 
                  corridor from St. Cloud to Little Falls; requiring 
                  commissioner of transportation to study restoration of 
                  Amtrak rail passenger service; requiring taxi 
                  regulation study; restricting passenger motor carrier 
                  service at the international airport; requiring 
                  commissioner of public safety to make recommendations 
                  concerning allowable vehicle lighting; requiring 
                  office of strategic and long-range planning to 
                  establish state development strategy and report to 
                  legislature concerning I-94 corridor; authorizing 
                  commissioner of transportation to contract for the 
                  public safety radio communication system; modifying 
                  definitions; making technical and clarifying changes; 
                  requiring studies and reports; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1998, sections 121A.36, subdivision 3; 
                  168.011, subdivision 35; 168.012, subdivision 1; 
                  168.013, subdivisions 2 and 6; 168.021, subdivision 2; 
                  168.17; 168.301, subdivisions 3 and 4; 168A.05, 
                  subdivision 5; 168A.10, subdivisions 1, 2, and 5; 
                  168A.30, subdivision 2; 169.122, subdivision 5; 
                  169.345, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 169.346, 
                  subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision; 169.55, 
                  subdivision 1; 169.58, by adding a subdivision; 
                  171.04, subdivision 1; 171.05, subdivisions 1a and 2; 
                  171.061, subdivision 4; 171.07, subdivision 3; 171.39; 
                  173.02, subdivision 6; 174.24, subdivision 3b; 174.70; 
                  174A.02, subdivision 4; 174A.06; 221.011, subdivisions 
                  15, 37, 38, and by adding subdivisions; 221.021; 
                  221.022; 221.025; 221.0251; 221.026, subdivision 2; 
                  221.031, subdivisions 1, 2, 6, and 7; 221.036, 
                  subdivisions 1 and 3; 221.091; 221.122, subdivision 1; 
                  221.124; 221.131, subdivision 2; 221.141, subdivision 
                  1; 221.172, subdivision 10; 221.185, subdivisions 1, 
                  2, 3, 4, 9, and by adding a subdivision; 221.221, 
                  subdivision 3; 221.291, subdivision 4; 221.55; 
                  296A.18, subdivision 3; 299A.01, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 360.531, subdivision 3; 360.55, 
                  subdivision 4; 368.01, subdivision 12; 412.221, 
                  subdivision 20; 458A.06, subdivision 5; 609.671, 
                  subdivision 5; Laws 1995, chapter 195, article 1, 
                  section 18; Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, 
                  sections 2, subdivision 7, and 4, subdivision 3; Laws 
                  1998, chapter 404, section 17, subdivision 3; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapters 219; 221; 388; 473; repealing Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1998, sections 168.011, subdivision 36; 
                  168.1281; 221.011, subdivisions 7, 9, 20, 21, 32, and 
                  34; 221.041; 221.051; 221.061; 221.071; 221.081; 
                  221.121, subdivisions 6b and 6h; 221.172, subdivision 
                  9; 221.281; 221.85; and 473.3998. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
                                   ARTICLE 1
                       TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER AGENCIES
                                 APPROPRIATIONS
        Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
        available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
        figures "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this act, mean 
        that the appropriations listed under them are available for the 
        year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, 
        respectively.  If the figures are not used, the appropriations 
        are available for the year ending June 30, 2000, or June 30, 
        2001, respectively.  The term "first year" means the year ending 
        June 30, 2000, and the term "second year" means the year ending 
        June 30, 2001.  Appropriations for the year ending June 30, 
        1999, are in addition to appropriations made in previous years. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                2000          2001           TOTAL
        General             $  85,231,000   $ 80,853,000   $166,084,000
        Airports               19,386,000     19,469,000     38,855,000 
        C.S.A.H.              365,063,000    366,624,000    731,687,000 
        Highway User           15,480,000     15,575,000     31,055,000 
        M.S.A.S.              105,549,000    107,394,000    212,943,000 
        Special Revenue           947,000        965,000      1,912,000 
        Trunk 
        Highway             1,044,984,000  1,056,111,000  2,101,095,000 
        TOTAL              $1,636,640,000 $1,646,991,000 $3,283,631,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
        Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                     $1,468,751,000 $1,482,072,000
        The appropriations in this section are 
        from the trunk highway fund, except 
        when another fund is named. 
                      Summary by Fund
                               2000           2001 
        General             16,515,000     16,385,000
        Airports            19,336,000     19,419,000
        C.S.A.H.           365,063,000    366,624,000
        M.S.A.S.           105,549,000    107,394,000
        Trunk Highway      962,288,000    972,250,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Aeronautics                 19,327,000     19,410,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports            19,266,000     19,349,000
        General                 50,000         50,000
        Trunk Highway           11,000         11,000
        Except as otherwise provided, the 
        appropriations in this subdivision are 
        from the state airports fund. 
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows:  
        (a) Airport Development and Assistance 
              2000           2001
            13,948,000     13,948,000
        $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. 
        (b) Aviation Support 
             5,247,000      5,329,000
        $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
        second year are for the civil air 
        patrol. 
        (c) Air Transportation Services 
               132,000        133,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports                 71,000         72,000
        General                  50,000         50,000
        Trunk Highway            11,000         11,000
        Subd. 3.  Transit                    16,206,000     16,224,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              15,882,000     15,892,000
        Trunk Highway           324,000        332,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows:  
        (a) Greater Minnesota Transit
        Assistance 
            15,406,000    15,406,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund.  Any unencumbered balance the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available for the second year.  Of this 
        amount, $405,000 each year does not add 
        to the base. 
        (b) Transit Administration   
               800,000       818,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 476,000       486,000
        Trunk Highway           324,000       332,000
        Subd. 4.  Railroads and Waterways    1,623,000      1,565,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 359,000       266,000
        Trunk Highway         1,264,000     1,299,000 
        $100,000 the first year is from the 
        general fund for the development of the 
        southern railway corridor improvement 
        plan under article 2, section 34.  This 
        appropriation may not be added to the 
        agency's budget base. 
        Subd. 5.  Motor Carrier Regulation   2,851,000      2,865,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 116,000       119,000
        Trunk Highway         2,735,000     2,746,000
        $301,000 the first year and $249,000 
        the second year from the trunk highway 
        fund are for administration of 
        passenger carrier registration. 
        Subd. 6.  Local Roads              470,612,000    474,018,000
                      Summary by Fund
        C.S.A.H.            365,063,000   366,624,000
        M.S.A.S.            105,549,000   107,394,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows:  
        (a) County State Aids 
           365,063,000    366,624,000
        This appropriation is from the county 
        state-aid highway fund and is available 
        until spent.  
        (b) Municipal State Aids 
           105,549,000    107,394,000
        This appropriation is from the 
        municipal state-aid street fund and is 
        available until spent.  
        If an appropriation for either county 
        state aids or municipal state aids does 
        not exhaust the balance in the fund 
        from which it is made in the year for 
        which it is made, the commissioner of 
        finance, upon request of the 
        commissioner of transportation, shall 
        notify the chair of the transportation 
        finance committee of the house of 
        representatives and the chair of the 
        transportation budget division of the 
        senate of the amount of the remainder 
        and shall then add that amount to the 
        appropriation.  The amount added is 
        appropriated for the purposes of county 
        state aids or municipal state aids, as 
        appropriate.  
        The commissioner shall study and 
        determine the extent to which local 
        bridge needs that may be addressed by 
        state grants for the construction and 
        reconstruction of local bridges would 
        be affected by making the following 
        changes in eligibility for those grants:
        (1) allowing grants to be used for the 
        costs of flood-related erosion 
        protection; 
        (2) allowing grants to be used for 
        construction of water-retention 
        projects where such a project is more 
        cost efficient than replacement of an 
        existing bridge; 
        (3) allowing grants to be made for 
        bridges that are functionally obsolete; 
        and 
        (4) allowing grants to be used for 
        construction of bridges on new 
        alignments. 
        The commissioner shall report to the 
        legislature on the results of the study 
        by February 1, 2000. 
        Subd. 7.  State Roads                912,625,000    923,769,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 59,000          9,000
        Trunk Highway      912,566,000    923,760,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows:  
        (a) State Road Construction 
           516,684,000    521,707,000
        It is estimated that these 
        appropriations will be funded as 
        follows:  
        Federal Highway Aid 
           275,000,000    275,000,000
        Highway User Taxes 
           241,684,000    246,707,000
        The commissioner of transportation 
        shall notify the chair of the 
        transportation budget division of the 
        senate and chair of the transportation 
        finance committee of the house of 
        representatives quarterly of any events 
        that should cause these estimates to 
        change. 
        This appropriation is for the actual 
        construction, reconstruction, and 
        improvement of trunk highways.  This 
        includes the cost of actual payment to 
        landowners for lands acquired for 
        highway rights-of-way, payment to 
        lessees, interest subsidies, and 
        relocation expenses. 
        The commissioner may transfer up to 
        $15,000,000 each year to the trunk 
        highway revolving loan account. 
        The commissioner may receive money 
        covering other shares of the cost of 
        partnership projects.  These receipts 
        are appropriated to the commissioner 
        for these projects. 
        (b) Highway Debt Service 
            13,949,000     13,175,000
        $3,949,000 the first year and 
        $3,175,000 the second year are for 
        transfer to the state bond fund. 
        If this appropriation is insufficient 
        to make all transfers required in the 
        year for which it is made, the 
        commissioner of finance shall notify 
        the committee on state government 
        finance of the senate and the committee 
        on ways and means of the house of 
        representatives of the amount of the 
        deficiency and shall then transfer that 
        amount under the statutory open 
        appropriation.  
        Any excess appropriation must be 
        canceled to the trunk highway fund. 
        (c) Research and Investment Management 
            12,450,000     12,597,000
        $600,000 the first year and $600,000 
        the second year are available for 
        grants for transportation studies 
        outside the metropolitan area to 
        identify critical concerns, problems, 
        and issues.  These grants are available 
        to (1) regional development 
        commissions, and (2) in regions where 
        no regional development commission is 
        functioning, joint powers boards 
        established under agreement of two or 
        more political subdivisions in the 
        region to exercise the planning 
        functions of a regional development 
        commission, and (3) in regions where no 
        regional development commission or 
        joint powers board is functioning, the 
        department's district office for that 
        region. 
        $216,000 the first year and $216,000 
        the second year are available for 
        grants to metropolitan planning 
        organizations outside the seven-county 
        metropolitan area. 
        $75,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for transportation 
        planning relating to the 2000 census.  
        This appropriation may not be added to 
        the agency's budget base. 
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are for a transportation 
        research contingent account to finance 
        research projects that are reimbursable 
        from the federal government or from 
        other sources.  If the appropriation 
        for either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        (d) Central Engineering Services
            68,563,000     70,940,000
        (e) Design and Construction Engineering
            80,592,000     83,246,000
        $1,000,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for transportation 
        planning relating to the 2000 census.  
        This appropriation may not be added to 
        the agency's budget base. 
        (f) State Road Operations
           214,703,000    216,561,000
        $1,000,000 each year are for 
        enhancements to the freeway operations 
        program in the metropolitan area. 
        $1,000,000 the first year and 
        $1,000,000 the second year are for 
        maintenance services including rest 
        area maintenance, vehicle insurance, 
        ditch assessments, and tort claims. 
        $3,000,000 the first year and 
        $3,000,000 the second year are from the 
        trunk highway fund for additional line 
        personnel and related equipment and 
        supplies in highway maintenance and 
        program delivery, based upon an 
        agreement between the department and 
        the exclusive bargaining representative 
        concerning the distribution of 
        additional line positions among program 
        delivery and maintenance in 
        metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 
        districts.  The agreement must be 
        presented to the chairs of the house 
        and senate transportation committees 
        before these funds can be expended.  If 
        an agreement is not reached before 
        October 1, 1999, these appropriations 
        cancel.* (The preceding text beginning 
        "$3,000,000 the first year" was vetoed 
        by the governor.) 
        $3,000,000 the first year and 
        $1,000,000 the second year are for 
        improved highway striping. 
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for safety 
        technology applications. 
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are for statewide asset 
        preservation and repair. 
        $750,000 the first year and $750,000 
        the second year are for the 
        implementation of the transportation 
        worker concept. 
        The commissioner shall establish a task 
        force to study seasonal road 
        restrictions and report to the 
        legislature its findings and any 
        recommendations for legislative 
        action.  The commissioner shall appoint 
        members representing: 
        (1) aggregate and ready-mix producers; 
        (2) solid waste haulers; 
        (3) liquid waste haulers; 
        (4) the logging industry; 
        (5) the construction industry; and 
        (6) agricultural interests. 
        The task force shall report to the 
        legislature by February 1, 2000, on its 
        findings and recommendations. 
        (g) Electronic Communications
             5,684,000      5,543,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  59,000         9,000
        Trunk Highway         5,625,000     5,534,000
        $9,000 the first year and $9,000 the 
        second year are from the general fund 
        for equipment and operation of the 
        Roosevelt signal tower for Lake of the 
        Woods weather broadcasting. 
        $50,000 the first year from the general 
        fund is for purchase of equipment for 
        the 800 MHz public safety radio system. 
        $200,000 the first year is from the 
        trunk highway fund for costs resulting 
        from the termination of agreements made 
        under article 2, sections 31 and 89.  
        This appropriation does not cancel but 
        is available until spent. 
        In each year of the biennium the 
        commissioner shall request the 
        commissioner of administration to 
        request bids for the purchase of 
        digital mobile and portable radios to 
        be used on the metropolitan regional 
        public safety radio communications 
        system. 
        Subd. 8.  General Support             41,731,000     40,446,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  49,000        49,000
        Airports                 70,000        70,000 
        Trunk Highway        41,612,000    40,327,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows:  
        (a) General Management       
            28,523,000     29,181,000
        The commissioner shall implement at the 
        earliest feasible date the 
        commissioner's technical memorandum no. 
        99-14-TS-02, outlining the process to 
        convert plans, specifications, and 
        estimates to the English system of 
        measurement.  The commissioner shall 
        report by January 15, 2000, to the 
        chairs of the house and senate 
        committees on transportation policy and 
        transportation finance on the status 
        and schedule of English measurement 
        conversion. 
        (b) General Services
            13,208,000     11,265,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  49,000        49,000
        Airports                 70,000        70,000 
        Trunk Highway        13,089,000    11,146,000 
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it.  
        $2,500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are from the trunk 
        highway fund for implementation of the 
        department's plan for shared 
        information resources. 
        Subd. 9.  Buildings                    3,776,000   3,775,000
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        Subd. 10.  Transfers
        (a) The commissioner of transportation 
        with the approval of the commissioner 
        of finance may transfer unencumbered 
        balances among the appropriations from 
        the trunk highway fund and the state 
        airports fund made in this section.  No 
        transfer may be made from the 
        appropriation for state road 
        construction.  No transfer may be made 
        from the appropriations for debt 
        service to any other appropriation.  
        Transfers under this paragraph may not 
        be made between funds.  Transfers must 
        be reported immediately to the chair of 
        the transportation budget division of 
        the senate and the chair of the 
        transportation finance committee of the 
        house of representatives.  
        (b) The commissioner of finance shall 
        transfer from the flexible account in 
        the county state-aid highway fund 
        $4,400,000 the first year and 
        $4,500,000 the second year to the 
        municipal turnback account in the 
        municipal state-aid street fund, 
        $5,000,000 in the second year to the 
        trunk highway fund, and the remainder 
        in each year to the county turnback 
        account in the county state-aid highway 
        fund. 
        Subd. 11.  Use of State Road 
        Construction Appropriations 
        Any money appropriated to the 
        commissioner of transportation for 
        state road construction for any fiscal 
        year before fiscal year 2000 is 
        available to the commissioner during 
        fiscal years 2000 and 2001 to the 
        extent that the commissioner spends the 
        money on the state road construction 
        project for which the money was 
        originally encumbered during the fiscal 
        year for which it was appropriated. 
        The commissioner of transportation 
        shall report to the commissioner of 
        finance by August 1, 2000, and August 
        1, 2001, on a form the commissioner of 
        finance provides, on expenditures made 
        during the previous fiscal year that 
        are authorized by this subdivision. 
        Subd. 12.  Contingent Appropriation 
        The commissioner of transportation, 
        with the approval of the governor after 
        consultation with the legislative 
        advisory commission under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 3.30, may transfer 
        all or part of the unappropriated 
        balance in the trunk highway fund to an 
        appropriation (1) for trunk highway 
        design, construction, or inspection in 
        order to take advantage of an 
        unanticipated receipt of income to the 
        trunk highway fund, (2) for trunk 
        highway maintenance in order to meet an 
        emergency, or (3) to pay tort or 
        environmental claims.  The amount 
        transferred is appropriated for the 
        purpose of the account to which it is 
        transferred. 
        Sec. 3.  METROPOLITAN COUNCIL  
        TRANSIT                               56,801,000     53,101,000
        The council may not spend more than 
        $38,100,000 for metro mobility in the 
        2000-2001 biennium except for proceeds 
        from bond sales when use of those 
        proceeds for metro mobility capital 
        expenditures is authorized by law. 
        Sec. 4.  PUBLIC SAFETY
        Subdivision 1.  Total       
        Appropriation                        110,046,000    110,776,000 
                                Summary by Fund
                                        2000           2001 
        General                       11,915,000     11,367,000
        Trunk
        Highway                       81,829,000     82,994,000
        Highway User                  15,355,000     15,450,000
        Special 
        Revenue                          947,000        965,000
        Subd. 2.  Administration 
        and Related Services                  12,740,000     12,976,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               4,478,000      4,555,000
        Trunk Highway         6,877,000      7,036,000
        Highway User          1,385,000      1,385,000
        (a) Office of Communications
               374,000        382,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  20,000        20,000
        Trunk Highway           354,000       362,000
        (b) Public Safety Support
             7,653,000      7,811,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,014,000      3,085,000
        Trunk Highway         3,273,000      3,360,000
        Highway User          1,366,000      1,366,000
        $326,000 the first year and $326,000 
        the second year are for payment of 
        public safety officer survivor benefits 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        299A.44.  If the appropriation for 
        either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        $244,000 the first year and $314,000 
        the second year are to be deposited in 
        the public safety officer's benefit 
        account.  This money is available for 
        reimbursements under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 299A.465. 
        $508,000 the first year and $508,000 
        the second year are for soft body armor 
        reimbursements under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 299A.38.  
        $1,830,000 the first year and 
        $1,830,000 the second year are 
        appropriated from the general fund for 
        transfer by the commissioner of finance 
        to the trunk highway fund on December 
        31, 1999, and December 31, 2000, 
        respectively, in order to reimburse the 
        trunk highway fund for expenses not 
        related to the fund.  These represent 
        amounts appropriated out of the trunk 
        highway fund for general fund purposes 
        in the administration and related 
        services program. 
        $610,000 the first year and $610,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the highway user tax distribution fund 
        for transfer by the commissioner of 
        finance to the trunk highway fund on 
        December 31, 1999, and December 31, 
        2000, respectively, in order to 
        reimburse the trunk highway fund for 
        expenses not related to the fund.  
        These represent amounts appropriated 
        out of the trunk highway fund for 
        highway user tax distribution fund 
        purposes in the administration and 
        related services program. 
        $716,000 the first year and $716,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the highway user tax distribution fund 
        for transfer by the commissioner of 
        finance to the general fund on December 
        31, 1999, and December 31, 2000, 
        respectively, in order to reimburse the 
        general fund for expenses not related 
        to the fund.  These represent amounts 
        appropriated out of the general fund 
        for operation of the criminal justice 
        data network related to driver and 
        motor vehicle licensing. 
        (c) Technical Support Services
             4,713,000      4,783,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,444,000      1,450,000
        Trunk Highway         3,250,000      3,314,000
        Highway User             19,000         19,000
        Subd. 3.  State Patrol                57,378,000     57,311,000
                      Summary by Fund
                              2000           2001 
        General               3,499,000      2,675,000
        Trunk Highway        53,788,000     54,544,000
        Highway User             91,000         92,000
        (a) Patrolling Highways
             47,028,000     46,804,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 835,000           -0-
        Trunk Highway        46,193,000    46,804,000
        $835,000 from the general fund the 
        first year is for replacement of a 
        state patrol helicopter.  This 
        appropriation may not be added to the 
        agency's budget base. 
        $735,000 the first year is for annual 
        hiring of trooper candidates and 
        operation of the state patrol 
        entry-level recruit training academy.  
        This appropriation may not be added to 
        the agency's budget base. 
        (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
             6,013,000      6,117,000
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        (c) Capitol Security
             2,627,000      2,638,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund. 
        $275,000 the first year and $217,000 
        the second year from the general fund 
        are for capitol security personnel for 
        the protection of elected state 
        officials. 
        (d) State Patrol Support
             1,710,000      1,752,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  37,000        37,000
        Trunk Highway         1,582,000     1,623,000
        Highway User             91,000        92,000
        Subd. 4.  Driver and
        Vehicle Services                      38,677,000     39,214,000
                      Summary by Fund
                              2000           2001 
        General               3,938,000      4,137,000
        Trunk Highway        20,860,000     21,104,000
        Highway User         13,879,000     13,973,000
        (a) Vehicle Registration 
        and Title
            15,269,000     15,510,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,291,000     3,473,000
        Highway User         11,978,000    12,037,000
        $45,000 the first year is from the 
        highway user tax distribution fund for 
        purchase of an optical scanner.  This 
        appropriation may not be added to the 
        agency's budget base. 
        $548,000 the first year and $415,000 
        the second year are from the highway 
        user tax distribution fund for 
        increased vehicle license plate costs. 
        $98,000 the first year is from the 
        highway user tax distribution fund for 
        computer programming related to 
        disabled parking records management and 
        enforcement.  This amount may not be 
        added to the agency's budget base. 
        $33,000 the first year and $127,000 the 
        second year are from the general fund 
        for implementation of the vehicle 
        transfer reporting system under article 
        2, sections 10 and 11. 
        (b) Interstate Registration 
        and Reciprocity
             1,584,000      1,613,000
        This appropriation is from the highway 
        user tax distribution fund. 
        (c) Licensing Drivers 
            21,176,000     21,429,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 635,000       652,000
        Trunk Highway        20,464,000    20,699,000
        Highway User             77,000        78,000
        $1,095,000 the first year and $800,000 
        the second year are from the trunk 
        highway fund for improved driver 
        testing services. 
        (d) Driver and Vehicle Services 
        Support
               648,000        662,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  12,000        12,000
        Trunk Highway           396,000       405,000
        Highway User            240,000       245,000
        Subd. 5.  Traffic Safety                 304,000        310,000
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        Subd. 6.  Pipeline Safety                947,000        965,000
        This appropriation is from the pipeline 
        safety account in the special revenue 
        fund. 
        Sec. 5.  MINNESOTA SAFETY COUNCIL         67,000         67,000
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        Sec. 6.  GENERAL CONTINGENT 
        ACCOUNTS                                 375,000       375,000
        The appropriations in this section may 
        only be spent with the approval of the 
        governor after consultation with the 
        legislative advisory commission 
        pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
        3.30. 
        If an appropriation in this section for 
        either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it.  
                      Summary by Fund
        Trunk Highway           200,000       200,000
        Highway User            125,000       125,000
        Airports                 50,000        50,000
        Sec. 7.  TORT CLAIMS                     600,000       600,000
        To be spent by the commissioner of 
        finance.  
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
           Sec. 8.  Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 7.  State Roads    9,000,000   807,314,000    817,712,000
                                Summary by Fund
                          1997          1998           1999 
        General                          109,000        109,000
        Trunk Highway    9,000,000   807,205,000    817,603,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows:  
        (a) State Road Construction 
                         9,000,000   445,822,000    445,838,000
        It is estimated that these 
        appropriations will be funded as 
        follows:  
        Federal Highway Aid 
           225,000,000    225,000,000
        Highway User Taxes 
           220,822,000    220,838,000
        The commissioner of transportation 
        shall notify the chair of the 
        transportation budget division of the 
        senate and chair of the transportation 
        budget division finance committee of 
        the house of representatives quarterly 
        of any events that should cause these 
        estimates to change. 
        This appropriation is for the actual 
        construction, reconstruction, and 
        improvement of trunk highways.  This 
        includes the cost of actual payment to 
        landowners for lands acquired for 
        highway rights-of-way, payment to 
        lessees, interest subsidies, and 
        relocation expenses.  
        The appropriation for fiscal year 1997 
        is for state road construction and is 
        added to the appropriations in Laws 
        1995, chapter 265, article 2, section 
        2, subdivision 7, clause (a).  The 
        commissioner, with the approval of the 
        commissioner of finance, may spend up 
        to $7,100,000 of this appropriation for 
        state road operations for flood relief 
        efforts. 
        Of this appropriation, up to 
        $15,000,000 the first year and up to 
        $15,000,000 the second year may be 
        transferred by the commissioner to the 
        trunk highway revolving loan account if 
        this account is created in the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        The commissioner of transportation may 
        receive money covering other shares of 
        the cost of partnership projects.  
        These receipts are appropriated to the 
        commissioner for these projects. 
        Before proceeding with a project, or a 
        series of projects on a single highway, 
        with a cost exceeding $10,000,000, the 
        commissioner shall consider the 
        feasibility of alternative means of 
        financing the project or series of 
        projects, including but not limited to 
        congestion pricing, tolls, mileage 
        pricing, and public-private partnership.
        (b) Highway Debt Service 
            15,161,000     13,539,000
        $5,951,000 the first year and 
        $5,403,000 the second year are for 
        transfer to the state bond fund. 
        If this appropriation is insufficient 
        to make all transfers required in the 
        year for which it is made, the 
        commissioner of finance shall notify 
        the committee on state government 
        finance of the senate and the committee 
        on ways and means of the house of 
        representatives of the amount of the 
        deficiency and shall then transfer that 
        amount under the statutory open 
        appropriation.  
        Any excess appropriation must be 
        canceled to the trunk highway fund. 
        (c) Research and Investment Management 
            11,606,000     11,791,000
        $600,000 the first year and $600,000 
        the second year are available for 
        grants for transportation studies 
        outside the metropolitan area for 
        transportation studies to identify 
        critical concerns, problems, and 
        issues.  These grants are available to 
        (1) regional development commissions, 
        and (2) in regions where no regional 
        development commission is functioning, 
        joint-powers boards established under 
        agreement of two or more political 
        subdivisions in the region to exercise 
        the planning functions of a regional 
        development commission, and (3) in 
        regions where no regional development 
        commission or joint powers board is 
        functioning, the department's district 
        office for that region. 
        $216,000 the first year and $216,000 
        the second year are available for 
        grants to metropolitan planning 
        organizations outside the seven-county 
        metropolitan area. 
        $154,000 the first year and $181,000 
        the second year are for development of 
        an upgraded transportation information 
        system for making investment decisions. 
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are for a transportation 
        research contingent account to finance 
        research projects that are reimbursable 
        from the federal government or from 
        other sources.  If the appropriation 
        for either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        (d) Central Engineering Services
            56,593,000     57,384,000
        Of these appropriations, $2,190,000 the 
        first year and $2,190,000 the second 
        year are for scientific equipment.  If 
        the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        (e) Design and Construction Engineering
            69,445,000     70,879,000
        (f) State Road Operations
           202,431,000    205,503,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 100,000       100,000
        Trunk Highway       202,331,000   205,403,000
        $11,689,000 the first year and 
        $11,689,000 the second year are for 
        road equipment.  If the appropriation 
        for either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        $805,000 each year is for the Orion 
        intelligent transportation system 
        research project. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are from the general 
        fund for grants to the Minnesota 
        highway safety center at St. Cloud 
        State University for driver education. 
        (g) Electronic Communications
             6,256,000     12,778,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                   9,000         9,000
        Trunk Highway         6,247,000    12,769,000
        $9,000 the first year and $9,000 the 
        second year are from the general fund 
        for equipment and operation of the 
        Roosevelt signal tower for Lake of the 
        Woods weather broadcasting. 
        $1,730,000 the first year and 
        $8,170,000 the second year are for the 
        purchase of ancillary equipment for the 
        800 MHz system and for personnel 
        necessary to develop, install, and 
        operate the system.  This appropriation 
        does not cancel but is available until 
        spent. 
           Sec. 9.  Laws 1997, chapter 159, article 1, section 4, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 3.  State Patrol    226,000     51,215,000     51,717,000
                                Summary by Fund
                          1997          1998           1999 
        General           226,000      2,058,000      2,181,000
        Trunk Highway                 49,067,000     49,446,000
        Highway User                      90,000         90,000 
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        reduce the appropriations for the 
        division of state patrol from the trunk 
        highway fund and general fund as 
        necessary to reflect legislation 
        enacted in 1997 that (1) reduces state 
        contributions for pensions for 
        employees under the division of state 
        patrol from the trunk highway fund or 
        general fund, or (2) provides money for 
        those pensions from police state aid. 
        Of the appropriation for fiscal year 
        1997, $76,000 is for transfer to the 
        trunk highway fund and $150,000 is to 
        reimburse the state patrol for general 
        fund expenditures to cover the costs of 
        deploying state patrol troopers to the 
        city of Minneapolis to assist the city 
        in combating violent crime. 
        $600,000 the first year and $1,200,000 
        the second year from the trunk highway 
        fund are to implement wage increases 
        for state patrol troopers, trooper 1s, 
        and corporals.  The wage adjustments 
        are based on an internal Hay study 
        conducted by the department of employee 
        relations. 
        $1,675,000 the first year and $424,000 
        the second year from the trunk highway 
        fund and $93,000 the first year and 
        $22,000 the second year from the 
        general fund are for the development 
        and operational costs of computer-aided 
        dispatching, records management, and 
        station office automation systems. 
        $78,000 the first year and $78,000 the 
        second year from the general fund are 
        for additional capitol complex security 
        positions. 
        The commissioner of public safety shall 
        identify and implement measures to 
        increase the representation of females 
        and minorities in the state patrol so 
        that the trooper population more 
        accurately reflects the population 
        served by the state patrol.  These 
        measures must include: 
        (1) evaluation of hiring and training 
        programs to identify and eliminate any 
        biases against underutilized, protected 
        groups; 
        (2) expansion of outreach programs to 
        high schools to include informational 
        presentations on law enforcement 
        careers and law enforcement degree 
        programs; 
        (3) intensification of recruitment 
        efforts toward qualified members of 
        protected groups; 
        (4) provision of guidance and support 
        to students in law enforcement degree 
        programs; 
        (5) publication of employment 
        opportunities in newspapers with 
        substantial readership among protected 
        groups; and 
        (6) development of other innovative 
        ways to promote awareness, acceptance, 
        and appreciation for diversity and 
        affirmative action in the state patrol. 
        The commissioner shall report to the 
        senate transportation committee and the 
        house of representatives transportation 
        and transit committee by January 30, 
        1998, on the measures implemented, 
        results achieved, progress made in 
        reaching affirmative action goals, and 
        recommendations for future action. 
        When an otherwise qualified candidate 
        does not have the educational credits 
        to meet the current peace officer 
        standards and training board licensing 
        standards, the commissioner may provide 
        the financial resources to obtain the 
        education necessary to meet the 
        licensing requirements.  Of this 
        appropriation, $150,000 the second year 
        from the general fund is for assistance 
        to these otherwise qualified 
        individuals to prepare them for the 
        trooper candidate school beginning in 
        January 1999.  This appropriation does 
        not cancel but is available until spent.
                                   ARTICLE 2
                           TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 121A.36, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATION.] (a) All funds in the motorcycle 
        safety fund created by section 171.06, subdivision 2a, are 
        hereby annually appropriated to the commissioner of public 
        safety to carry out the purposes of subdivisions 1 and 2.  The 
        commissioner of public safety may make grants from the fund to 
        the commissioner of children, families, and learning at such 
        times and in such amounts as the commissioner deems necessary to 
        carry out the purposes of subdivisions 1 and 2.  
           (b) Of the money appropriated under paragraph (a): 
           (1) In each of fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999, not more 
        than $25,000, and in subsequent years not more than five 
        percent, shall be expended to defray the administrative costs of 
        carrying out the purposes of subdivisions 1 and 2.; and 
           (2) In each of fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999, not more 
        than 65 percent, and in subsequent years not more than 60 
        percent, shall be expended for the combined purpose of training 
        and coordinating the activities of motorcycle safety instructors 
        and making reimbursements to schools and other approved 
        organizations. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 35, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 35.  [LIMOUSINE.] For purposes of motor vehicle 
        registration only, "Limousine" means an unmarked a luxury 
        passenger automobile that is not a van or station wagon and has 
        a seating capacity of not more than 12 persons, excluding the 
        driver.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.012, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [VEHICLES EXEMPT FROM TAX AND REGISTRATION 
        FEES.] (a) The following vehicles are exempt from the provisions 
        of this chapter requiring payment of tax and registration fees, 
        except as provided in subdivision 1c:  
           (1) vehicles owned and used solely in the transaction of 
        official business by the federal government, the state, or any 
        political subdivision; 
           (2) vehicles owned and used exclusively by educational 
        institutions and used solely in the transportation of pupils to 
        and from such institutions; 
           (3) vehicles used solely in driver education programs at 
        nonpublic high schools; 
           (4) vehicles owned by nonprofit charities and used 
        exclusively to transport disabled persons for educational 
        purposes; 
           (5) vehicles owned and used by honorary consul; and 
           (6) ambulances owned by ambulance services licensed under 
        section 144E.10, the general appearance of which is 
        unmistakable; and 
           (7) vehicles owned by a commercial driving school licensed 
        under section 171.34 and used exclusively for driver education 
        and training. 
           (b) Vehicles owned by the federal government, municipal 
        fire apparatus including fire suppression support vehicles, 
        police patrols and ambulances, the general appearance of which 
        is unmistakable, shall not be required to register or display 
        number plates.  
           (c) Unmarked vehicles used in general police work, liquor 
        investigations, arson investigations, and passenger automobiles, 
        pickup trucks, and buses owned or operated by the department of 
        corrections shall be registered and shall display appropriate 
        license number plates which shall be furnished by the registrar 
        at cost.  Original and renewal applications for these license 
        plates authorized for use in general police work and for use by 
        the department of corrections must be accompanied by a 
        certification signed by the appropriate chief of police if 
        issued to a police vehicle, the appropriate sheriff if issued to 
        a sheriff's vehicle, the commissioner of corrections if issued 
        to a department of corrections vehicle, or the appropriate 
        officer in charge if issued to a vehicle of any other law 
        enforcement agency.  The certification must be on a form 
        prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicle will 
        be used exclusively for a purpose authorized by this section.  
           (d) Unmarked vehicles used by the departments of revenue 
        and labor and industry, fraud unit, in conducting seizures or 
        criminal investigations must be registered and must display 
        passenger vehicle classification license number plates which 
        shall be furnished at cost by the registrar.  Original and 
        renewal applications for these passenger vehicle license plates 
        must be accompanied by a certification signed by the 
        commissioner of revenue or the commissioner of labor and 
        industry.  The certification must be on a form prescribed by the 
        commissioner and state that the vehicles will be used 
        exclusively for the purposes authorized by this section. 
           (e) Unmarked vehicles used by the division of disease 
        prevention and control of the department of health must be 
        registered and must display passenger vehicle classification 
        license number plates.  These plates must be furnished at cost 
        by the registrar.  Original and renewal applications for these 
        passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a 
        certification signed by the commissioner of health.  The 
        certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner 
        and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the 
        official duties of the division of disease prevention and 
        control.  
           (f) All other motor vehicles shall be registered and 
        display tax-exempt number plates which shall be furnished by the 
        registrar at cost, except as provided in subdivision 1c.  All 
        vehicles required to display tax-exempt number plates shall have 
        the name of the state department or political subdivision, or 
        the nonpublic high school operating a driver education program, 
        or licensed commercial driving school, on the vehicle plainly 
        displayed on both sides thereof in letters not less than 2-1/2 
        inches high and one-half inch wide; except that each state 
        hospital and institution for the mentally ill and mentally 
        retarded may have one vehicle without the required 
        identification on the sides of the vehicle, and county social 
        service agencies may have vehicles used for child and vulnerable 
        adult protective services without the required identification on 
        the sides of the vehicle.  Such identification shall be in a 
        color giving contrast with that of the part of the vehicle on 
        which it is placed and shall endure throughout the term of the 
        registration.  The identification must not be on a removable 
        plate or placard and shall be kept clean and visible at all 
        times; except that a removable plate or placard may be utilized 
        on vehicles leased or loaned to a political subdivision or to a 
        nonpublic high school driver education program. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.013, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PRORATED FEES.] When a motor vehicle first 
        becomes subject to taxation during the registration period for 
        which the tax is paid, or when a vehicle becomes subject to 
        taxation upon transfer from a motor vehicle dealer, the tax 
        shall be for the remainder of the period prorated on a monthly 
        basis, 1/12 of the annual tax for each calendar month or 
        fraction thereof; provided, however, that for a vehicle having 
        an annual tax of $10 or less there shall be no reduction until 
        on and after September 1 when the annual tax shall be reduced 
        one-half. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.013, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [LISTING BY DEALERS.] The owner of every motor 
        vehicle not exempted by section 168.012 or 168.28, shall, so 
        long as it is subject to taxation within the state, list and 
        register the same and pay the tax herein provided annually; 
        provided, however, that any dealer in motor vehicles, to whom 
        dealer's plates have been issued as provided in this chapter, 
        coming into the possession of any such motor vehicle to be held 
        solely for the purpose of sale or demonstration or both, shall 
        be entitled to withhold the tax becoming due on such vehicle for 
        the following year if the vehicle is received before the current 
        year registration expires and the transfer is filed with the 
        registrar on or before such expiration date.  When, thereafter, 
        such vehicle is otherwise used or is sold, leased, or rented to 
        another person, firm, corporation, or association, the whole tax 
        for the remainder of the year, prorated on a monthly basis, 
        shall become payable immediately with all arrears. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.021, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN OF PLATES; FURNISHING BY REGISTRAR.] The 
        registrar of motor vehicles shall design and furnish two license 
        number plates with attached emblems to each eligible owner.  The 
        emblem must bear the internationally accepted wheelchair symbol, 
        as designated in section 16B.61, subdivision 5, approximately 
        three inches square.  The emblem must be large enough to be 
        visible plainly from a distance of 50 feet.  An applicant 
        eligible for the special plates shall pay the motor vehicle 
        registration fee authorized by law less a credit of $1 for each 
        month registered. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.17, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.17 [SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION.] 
           All registrations and issue of number plates shall be 
        subject to amendment, suspension, modification or revocation by 
        the registrar summarily for any violation of or neglect to 
        comply with the provisions of this chapter or when the 
        transferee fails to comply with section 168A.10, subdivision 2, 
        within 30 days of the date of sale.  In any case where the 
        proper registration of a motor vehicle is dependent upon 
        procuring information entailing such delay as to unreasonably 
        deprive the owner of the use of the motor vehicle, the registrar 
        may issue a tax receipt and plates conditionally.  In any case 
        when revoking a registration for cause, the registrar shall have 
        authority to demand the return of the number plates and 
        registration certificates, and, if necessary, to seize the 
        number plates issued for such registration. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.301, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [LATE FEE.] In addition to any fee or tax 
        otherwise authorized or imposed upon the transfer of title for a 
        motor vehicle, the commissioner of public safety shall impose a 
        $2 additional fee for failure to deliver a title transfer within 
        14 ten days. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.301, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REINSTATEMENT FEE.] When the commissioner has 
        suspended license plates on a vehicle because the transferee has 
        failed to deliver file the title certificate within ten 30 days 
        as provided in subdivision 1, the transferee shall pay a $5 $10 
        fee before the registration is reinstated. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.05, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [ASSIGNMENT AND WARRANTY OF TITLE FORMS.] (a) The 
        certificate of title shall contain forms: 
           (1) for assignment and warranty of title by the owner, and; 
           (2) for assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, and 
        shall contain forms for applications; 
           (3) to apply for a certificate of title by a transferee, 
        and the naming of; 
           (4) to name a secured party, and shall include language 
        necessary to implement; and 
           (5) to make the disclosure required by section 325F.6641.  
           (b) The certificate of title must also include a separate 
        detachable postcard entitled "Notice of Sale" that contains, but 
        is not limited to, the vehicle's title number and vehicle 
        identification number.  The postcard must include sufficient 
        space for the owner to record the purchaser's name, address, and 
        driver's license number, if any, and the date of sale.  The 
        Notice of Sale must include clear instructions regarding the 
        owner's responsibility to complete and return the form, or to 
        transmit the required information electronically in a form 
        acceptable to the commissioner, pursuant to section 168A.10, 
        subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.10, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ASSIGNMENT AND WARRANTY OF TITLE; MILEAGE; 
        NOTICE OF SALE.] If an owner transfers interest in a vehicle 
        other than by the creation of a security interest, the owner 
        shall at the time of the delivery of the vehicle execute an 
        assignment and warranty of title to the transferee and shall 
        state the actual selling price in the space provided therefor on 
        the certificate.  Within ten days of the date of sale, other 
        than a sale by or to a licensed motor vehicle dealer, the owner 
        shall:  (1) complete, detach, and return to the department the 
        postcard on the certificate entitled "Notice of Sale," if one is 
        provided, including the transferee's name, address, and driver's 
        license number, if any, and the date of sale; or (2) transmit 
        this information electronically in a form acceptable to the 
        commissioner.  With respect to motor vehicles subject to the 
        provisions of section 325E.15, the transferor shall also, in the 
        space provided therefor on the certificate, state the true 
        cumulative mileage registered on the odometer or that the actual 
        mileage is unknown if the odometer reading is known by the 
        transferor to be different from the true mileage.  The 
        transferor shall cause the certificate and assignment to be 
        delivered to the transferee immediately. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.10, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION FOR NEW CERTIFICATE.] Except as 
        provided in section 168A.11, the transferee shall, within ten 
        days after assignment to the transferee of the vehicle title 
        certificate, execute the application for a new certificate of 
        title in the space provided therefor on the certificate, and 
        cause the certificate of title to be mailed or delivered to the 
        department.  Failure of the transferee to comply with this 
        subdivision shall result in the suspension of the vehicle's 
        registration under section 168.17. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.10, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [COMPLIANCE REMOVES LIABILITY AFTER DELIVERY.] 
        Except as provided in section 168A.11 and as between the 
        parties, a transfer by an owner is not effective until the 
        provisions of this section have been complied with; however, an 
        owner who has delivered possession of the vehicle to the 
        transferee and has complied, or within 48 hours after such 
        delivery does comply, with the provisions of this section 
        requiring action by the owner is not liable as owner for any 
        damages resulting from operation of the vehicle after the 
        delivery of the vehicle to the transferee.  An owner is not 
        liable who has complied with the provisions of this section 
        except for completing and returning the Notice of Sale or 
        transmitting the required information electronically under 
        subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.30, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [WILLFUL OR FRAUDULENT ACTS; FAILURE TO NOTIFY.] 
        A person is guilty of a misdemeanor who: 
           (1) with fraudulent intent permits another, not entitled 
        thereto, to use or have possession of a certificate of title; 
           (2) willfully fails to mail or deliver a certificate of 
        title to the department within the time required by sections 
        168A.01 to 168A.31; 
           (3) willfully fails to deliver to the transferee a 
        certificate of title within ten days after the time required by 
        sections 168A.01 to 168A.31; 
           (4) commits a fraud in any application for a certificate of 
        title; 
           (5) fails to notify the department of any fact as required 
        by sections 168A.01 to 168A.31, except for the facts included in 
        the Notice of Sale described in section 168A.10, subdivision 1; 
        or 
           (6) willfully violates any other provision of sections 
        168A.01 to 168A.31 except as otherwise provided in sections 
        168A.01 to 168A.31. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.122, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXCEPTION.] This section does not apply to the 
        possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers 
        in: 
           (1) a bus operated under a charter as defined in section 
        221.011, subdivision 20 that is operated by a motor carrier of 
        passengers, as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 48; or 
           (2) a vehicle providing limousine service as defined in 
        section 221.84, subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.345, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE OF PRIVILEGE.] (a) A vehicle that 
        prominently displays the certificate authorized by this section 
        or that bears license plates issued under section 168.021, may 
        be parked by or solely for the benefit of a physically disabled 
        person: 
           (1) in a designated parking space for disabled persons, as 
        provided in section 169.346; and 
           (2) in a metered parking space without obligation to pay 
        the meter fee and without time restrictions unless time 
        restrictions are separately posted on official signs; and 
           (3) without time restrictions in a nonmetered space where 
        parking is otherwise allowed for passenger vehicles but 
        restricted to a maximum period of time and which does not 
        specifically prohibit the exercise of disabled parking 
        privileges in that space.  
        A person may park a vehicle for a physically disabled person in 
        a parking space described in clause (1) or (2) only when 
        actually transporting the physically disabled person for the 
        sole benefit of that person and when the parking space is within 
        a reasonable distance from the drop-off point. 
           (b) For purposes of this subdivision, a certificate is 
        prominently displayed if it is displayed so that it may be 
        viewed from the front and rear of the vehicle by hanging it from 
        the rearview mirror attached to the front windshield of the 
        vehicle.  If there is no rearview mirror or if the certificate 
        holder's disability precludes placing the certificate on the 
        mirror, the placard must be displayed on the dashboard on the 
        driver's side of the vehicle.  No part of the certificate may be 
        obscured. 
           (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clauses (1) and, (2), 
        and (3), this section does not permit parking in areas 
        prohibited by sections 169.32 and 169.34, in designated no 
        parking spaces, or in parking spaces reserved for specified 
        purposes or vehicles.  A local governmental unit may, by 
        ordinance, prohibit parking on any street or highway to create a 
        fire lane, or to accommodate heavy traffic during morning and 
        afternoon rush hours and these ordinances also apply to 
        physically disabled persons. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.345, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [IDENTIFYING CERTIFICATE.] (a) The division of 
        driver and vehicle services in the department of public safety 
        shall issue (1) immediately, a temporary permit valid for 30 
        days, if the person is eligible for the certificate issued under 
        this paragraph, and (2) a special identifying certificate for a 
        motor vehicle when a physically disabled applicant submits proof 
        of physical disability under subdivision 2a.  The commissioner 
        shall design separate certificates for persons with permanent 
        and temporary disabilities that can be readily distinguished 
        from each other from outside a vehicle at a distance of 25 
        feet.  The certificate is valid for six years, if the disability 
        is specified in the physician's or chiropractor's statement as 
        permanent, and is valid for a period not to exceed six months, 
        if the disability is specified as temporary. 
           (b) When the commissioner is satisfied that a motor vehicle 
        is used primarily for the purpose of transporting physically 
        disabled persons, the division may issue without charge (1) 
        immediately, a temporary permit valid for 30 days, if the 
        operator is eligible for the certificate issued under this 
        paragraph, and (2) a special identifying certificate for the 
        vehicle.  The operator of a vehicle displaying the certificate 
        or temporary permit has the parking privileges provided in 
        subdivision 1 only while the vehicle is actually in use for 
        transporting physically disabled persons.  The certificate 
        issued to a person transporting physically disabled persons must 
        be renewed every third year.  On application and renewal, the 
        person must present evidence that the vehicle continues to be 
        used for transporting physically disabled persons.  When the 
        commissioner of public safety issues commercial certificates to 
        an organization, the commissioner shall require documentation 
        satisfactory to the commissioner from each organization that 
        procedures and controls have been implemented to ensure that the 
        parking privileges available under this section will not be 
        abused.  
           (c) A certificate must be made of plastic or similar 
        durable material and must bear its expiration date prominently 
        on both sides.  A certificate issued prior to January 1, 1994, 
        must bear its expiration date prominently on its face and will 
        remain valid until that date or December 31, 2000, whichever 
        shall come first.  A certificate issued to a temporarily 
        disabled person must display the date of expiration of the 
        duration of the disability, as determined under paragraph (a).  
        Each applicant must be provided a summary of the parking 
        privileges and restrictions that apply to each vehicle for which 
        the certificate is used.  The commissioner may charge a fee of 
        $5 for issuance or renewal of a certificate or temporary permit, 
        and a fee of $5 for a duplicate to replace a lost, stolen, or 
        damaged certificate or temporary permit.  The commissioner shall 
        not charge a fee for issuing a certificate to a person who has 
        paid a fee for issuance of a temporary permit.  The commissioner 
        shall not issue more than three replacement certificates within 
        any six-year period without the approval of the council on 
        disability.  
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.345, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [UNAUTHORIZED USE; REVOCATION; MISDEMEANOR.] If a 
        peace officer, authorized parking enforcement employee or agent 
        of a statutory or home rule charter city or town, or authorized 
        agent of the citizen enforcement program finds that the 
        certificate or temporary permit is being improperly used, the 
        officer, municipal employee, or agent shall report the violation 
        to the division of driver and vehicle services in the department 
        of public safety and the commissioner of public safety may 
        revoke the certificate or temporary permit.  A person who uses 
        the certificate or temporary permit in violation of this section 
        is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine of $500. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.346, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [MISDEMEANOR; ENFORCEMENT.] A person who violates 
        subdivision 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not 
        less than $100 or more than $200.  This subdivision shall be 
        enforced in the same manner as parking ordinances or regulations 
        in the governmental subdivision in which the violation occurs.  
        Law enforcement officers have the authority to tag vehicles 
        parked on either private or public property in violation of 
        subdivision 1.  Parking enforcement employees or agents of 
        statutory or home rule charter cities or towns have the 
        authority to tag or otherwise issue citations for vehicles 
        parked on public property in violation of subdivision 1.  If a 
        holder of a disability certificate or disability plates allows a 
        person who is not otherwise eligible to use the certificate or 
        plates, then the holder shall not be eligible to be issued or to 
        use a disability certificate or plates for 12 months after the 
        date of violation.  A physically disabled person, or a person 
        parking a vehicle for a disabled person, who is charged with 
        violating subdivision 1 because the person parked in a parking 
        space for physically disabled persons without the required 
        certificate, license plates, or temporary permit shall not be 
        convicted if the person produces in court or before the court 
        appearance the required certificate, temporary permit, or 
        evidence that the person has been issued license plates under 
        section 168.021, and demonstrates entitlement to the 
        certificate, plates, or temporary permit at the time of arrest 
        or tagging. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.346, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [LOCAL ORDINANCE; LONG-TERM PARKING.] A statutory 
        or home rule charter city may enact an ordinance establishing a 
        permit program for long-term parking. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.55, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [LIGHTS OR REFLECTORS REQUIRED.] At the 
        times when lighted lamps on vehicles are required each vehicle 
        including an animal-drawn vehicle and any vehicle specifically 
        excepted in sections 169.47 to 169.79, with respect to equipment 
        and not hereinbefore specifically required to be equipped with 
        lamps, shall be equipped with one or more lighted lamps or 
        lanterns projecting a white light visible from a distance of 500 
        feet to the front of the vehicle and with a lamp or lantern 
        exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to 
        the rear, except that reflectors meeting the maximum 
        requirements of this chapter may be used in lieu of the lights 
        required in this subdivision.  It shall be unlawful except as 
        otherwise provided in this subdivision, to project a white light 
        to the rear of any such vehicle while traveling on any street or 
        highway, unless such vehicle is moving in reverse.  A lighting 
        device mounted on top of a vehicle engaged in deliveries to 
        residences may project a white light to the rear if the sign 
        projects one or more additional colors to the rear.  An 
        authorized emergency vehicle may display an oscillating, 
        alternating, or rotating white light used in connection with an 
        oscillating, alternating, or rotating red light when responding 
        to emergency calls. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.58, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [LIGHTED SIGN ON VEHICLE.] A vehicle engaged in 
        deliveries to residences may display a lighting device mounted 
        on the vehicle, which may project a red light to the front if 
        the sign projects one or more additional colors to the front. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.04, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PERSONS NOT ELIGIBLE.] The department 
        shall not issue a driver's license: 
           (1) to any person under 18 years unless: 
           (i) the applicant is 16 or 17 years of age and has a 
        previously issued valid license from another state or country or 
        the applicant has, for the 12 consecutive months preceding 
        application, held a provisional license and during that time has 
        incurred (A) no conviction for a violation of section 169.121, 
        169.1218, 169.122, or 169.123, (B) no conviction for a 
        crash-related moving violation, and (C) not more than one 
        conviction for a moving violation that is not crash related.  
        "Moving violation" means a violation of a traffic regulation but 
        does not include a parking violation, vehicle equipment 
        violation, or warning citation. 
           (ii) the application for a license is approved by (A) 
        either parent when both reside in the same household as the 
        minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (B) the parent or spouse 
        of the parent having custody or, in the event there is no court 
        order for custody, then (C) the parent or spouse of the parent 
        with whom the minor is living or, if subitems (A) to (C) do not 
        apply, then (D) the guardian having custody of the minor or, in 
        the event a person under the age of 18 has no living father, 
        mother, or guardian, then (E) the minor's employer; provided, 
        that the approval required by this item contains a verification 
        of the age of the applicant and the identity of the parent, 
        guardian, or employer; and 
           (iii) the applicant presents a certification by the person 
        who approves the application under item (ii), stating that the 
        applicant has driven a motor vehicle accompanied by and under 
        supervision of a licensed driver at least 21 years of age for at 
        least ten hours during the period of provisional licensure; 
           (2) to any person who is under the age of 18 years of age 
        or younger, unless the person has applied for, been issued, and 
        possessed the appropriate instruction permit for a minimum of 
        six months, and, with respect to a person under 18 years of age, 
        a provisional license for a minimum of 12 months; 
           (3) to any person who is 19 years of age or older, unless 
        that person has applied for, been issued, and possessed the 
        appropriate instruction permit for a minimum of three months; 
           (4) to any person whose license has been suspended during 
        the period of suspension except that a suspended license may be 
        reinstated during the period of suspension upon the licensee 
        furnishing proof of financial responsibility in the same manner 
        as provided in the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act; 
           (4) (5) to any person whose license has been revoked except 
        upon furnishing proof of financial responsibility in the same 
        manner as provided in the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile 
        Insurance Act and if otherwise qualified; 
           (5) (6) to any drug dependent person, as defined in section 
        254A.02, subdivision 5; 
           (6) (7) to any person who has been adjudged legally 
        incompetent by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, or 
        inebriation, and has not been restored to capacity, unless the 
        department is satisfied that the person is competent to operate 
        a motor vehicle with safety to persons or property; 
           (7) (8) to any person who is required by this chapter to 
        take a vision, knowledge, or road examination, unless the person 
        has successfully passed the examination.  An applicant who fails 
        four road tests must complete a minimum of six hours of 
        behind-the-wheel instruction with an approved instructor before 
        taking the road test again; 
           (8) (9) to any person who is required under the Minnesota 
        No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act to deposit proof of financial 
        responsibility and who has not deposited the proof; 
           (9) (10) to any person when the commissioner has good cause 
        to believe that the operation of a motor vehicle on the highways 
        by the person would be inimical to public safety or welfare; 
           (10) (11) to any person when, in the opinion of the 
        commissioner, the person is afflicted with or suffering from a 
        physical or mental disability or disease that will affect the 
        person in a manner as to prevent the person from exercising 
        reasonable and ordinary control over a motor vehicle while 
        operating it upon the highways; 
           (11) (12) to a person who is unable to read and understand 
        official signs regulating, warning, and directing traffic; 
           (12) (13) to a child for whom a court has ordered denial of 
        driving privileges under section 260.191, subdivision 1, or 
        260.195, subdivision 3a, until the period of denial is 
        completed; or 
           (13) (14) to any person whose license has been canceled, 
        during the period of cancellation. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.05, 
        subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [MINIMUM PERIOD TO POSSESS INSTRUCTION PERMIT.] 
        An applicant who is 18 years old and who has applied for and 
        received an instruction permit under subdivision 1 and has not 
        previously been licensed to drive in Minnesota or in another 
        jurisdiction must possess the instruction permit for not less 
        than six months for an applicant who is 18 years of age, and not 
        less than three months for all other applicants, before 
        qualifying for a driver's license, or for not less than three 
        months for an applicant who successfully completes an approved 
        course of behind-the-wheel instruction.  An applicant with an 
        instruction permit from another jurisdiction must be credited 
        with the amount of time that permit has been held. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.05, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PERSON LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding any provision in subdivision 1 to the contrary, 
        the department, upon application therefor, may issue an 
        instruction permit to an applicant who is 15, 16, or 17 years of 
        age and the applicant: 
           (1) has completed a course of driver education in another 
        state, has a previously issued valid license from another state, 
        or is enrolled in a one of the following types of driver 
        education program including programs: 
           (i) a driver education program offered through the public 
        schools that includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training, 
        which and that has been approved by the state board of education 
        for courses offered through the public schools, or, in the case 
        of commissioner of children, families, and learning; 
           (ii) a course offered by a private, commercial driver 
        education school or institute, that includes classroom and 
        behind-the-wheel training and that has been approved by the 
        department of public safety; except when the applicant has 
        completed a course of driver education in another state or has a 
        previously issued valid license from another state or 
           (iii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education program 
        when the student is receiving full-time instruction in a home 
        school within the meaning of sections 120A.22 and 120A.24, the 
        student is working toward a home-school diploma, the student's 
        status as a home-school student has been certified by the 
        superintendent of the school district in which the student 
        resides, and the student is taking home-classroom driver 
        training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner 
        of public safety; 
           (2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the 
        driver education program; 
           (3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight; 
           (4) has passed a test of the applicant's knowledge of 
        traffic laws, which test must be administered by the department; 
           (5) has completed the required application, which must be 
        approved by (i) either parent when both reside in the same 
        household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (ii) the 
        parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event 
        there is no court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or 
        spouse of the parent with whom the minor is living or, if items 
        (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody 
        of the minor or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has 
        no living father, mother, or guardian, then (v) the applicant's 
        employer; provided, that the approval required by this clause 
        contains a verification of the age of the applicant and the 
        identity of the parent, guardian, or employer; and 
           (6) has paid the fee required in section 171.06, 
        subdivision 2. 
           (b) The instruction permit is valid for one year from the 
        date of application and may be renewed upon payment of a fee 
        equal to the fee for issuance of an instruction permit under 
        section 171.06, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.061, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FEE; EQUIPMENT.] (a) The agent may charge and 
        retain a filing fee of $3.50 for each application.  Except as 
        provided in paragraph (b), the fee shall cover all expenses 
        involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the 
        department the applications and fees required under sections 
        171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and 
        171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a. 
           (b) An agent with photo identification equipment provided 
        by the department before January 1, 1999, may retain the photo 
        identification equipment until the agent's appointment 
        terminates.  The department shall maintain the photo 
        identification equipment for these agents.  An agent appointed 
        before January 1, 1999, who does not have photo identification 
        equipment provided by the department, and any new agent 
        appointed after December 31, 1998, shall procure and maintain 
        photo identification equipment.  Upon the retirement, 
        resignation, death, or discontinuance of an existing agent, and 
        if a new agent is appointed in an existing office pursuant to 
        Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and notwithstanding the above or 
        Minnesota Rules, part 7404.0400, the department shall provide 
        and maintain photo identification equipment without additional 
        cost to a newly appointed agent in that office if the office was 
        provided the equipment by the department before January 1, 
        1999.  All photo identification equipment must be compatible 
        with standards established by the department. 
           (c) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county 
        board must be paid into the county treasury and credited to the 
        general revenue fund of the county.  An agent who is not an 
        employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of 
        county employment or salary and is considered an independent 
        contractor for pension purposes, coverage under the Minnesota 
        state retirement system, or membership in the public employees 
        retirement association. 
           (d) Before the end of the first working day following the 
        final day of the reporting period established by the department, 
        the agent must forward to the department all applications and 
        fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in 
        paragraph (c). 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.07, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [IDENTIFICATION CARD; FEE.] (a) Upon payment of 
        the required fee, the department shall issue to every applicant 
        therefor a Minnesota identification card.  The department may 
        not issue a Minnesota identification card to a person who has a 
        driver's license, other than an instruction permit or a limited 
        license.  The card must bear a distinguishing number assigned to 
        the applicant, a colored photograph or an electronically 
        produced image, the full name, date of birth, residence address, 
        a description of the applicant in the manner as the commissioner 
        deems necessary, and a space upon which the applicant shall 
        write the usual signature and the date of birth of the applicant 
        with pen and ink.  Each identification card issued to an 
        applicant under the age of 21 must be of a distinguishing color 
        and plainly marked "Under-21." 
           (b) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly 
        marked "Minnesota identification card - not a driver's license." 
           (c) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents 
        when issued to:  a person who is mentally retarded, as defined 
        in section 252A.02, subdivision 2, or to; a physically disabled 
        person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2, is 50 
        cents; or, a person with mental illness, as described in section 
        245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c). 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.39, is 
        amended to read: 
           171.39 [EXEMPTIONS.] 
           The provisions of sections 171.33 to 171.41 shall not apply:
        to any person giving driver training lessons without charge,; to 
        employers maintaining driver training schools without charge for 
        their employees only,; to a home-school within the meaning of 
        sections 120A.22 and 120A.24; to schools or classes conducted by 
        colleges, universities and high schools as a part of the normal 
        program for such institutions,; nor to those schools or persons 
        described in section 171.05, subdivision 2.  Any person who is a 
        certificated driver training instructor in a high school driver 
        training program may give driver training instruction to persons 
        over the age of 18 without acquiring a driver training school 
        license or instructor's license, and such instructors may make a 
        charge for that instruction, if there is no private commercial 
        driver training school licensed under this statute within 10 
        miles of the municipality where such instruction is given and 
        there is no adult drivers training program in effect in the 
        schools of the school district in which the trainee resides. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 173.02, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [VARIOUS SIGNS AND NOTICES DEFINED.] Directional 
        and other official signs and notices shall mean: 
           (a) "Official signs and notices" mean signs and notices 
        erected and maintained by public officers or public agencies 
        within their territorial jurisdiction and pursuant to and in 
        accordance with direction or authorization contained in federal 
        or state law for the purposes of carrying out an official duty 
        or responsibility.  Historical markers authorized by state law 
        and erected by state or local governmental agencies or nonprofit 
        historical societies, star city signs erected under section 
        173.085, and municipal identification entrance signs erected in 
        accordance with section 173.025 may be considered official signs.
           (b) "Public utility signs" mean warning signs, notices, or 
        markers which are customarily erected and maintained by publicly 
        or privately owned public utilities, as essential to their 
        operations.  
           (c) "Service club and religious notices" mean signs and 
        notices, not exceeding eight square feet in advertising area, 
        whose erection is authorized by law, relating to meetings and 
        location of nonprofit service clubs or charitable associations, 
        or religious services.  
           (d) "Directional signs" means signs containing directional 
        information about public places owned or operated by federal, 
        state, or local governments public authorities as defined in 
        Code of Federal Regulations, title 23, section 460.2, paragraph 
        (b), or their agencies, publicly or privately owned natural 
        phenomena, historic, cultural, scientific, educational, and 
        religious sites, and areas of natural scenic beauty or naturally 
        suited for outdoor recreation, deemed to be in the interest of 
        the traveling public.  To qualify for directional signs, 
        privately owned attractions must be nationally or regionally 
        known, and of outstanding interest to the traveling public.  
           (e) All definitions in this subdivision are intended to be 
        in conformity with the national standards for directional and 
        other official signs. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174.24, 
        subdivision 3b, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3b.  [OPERATING ASSISTANCE.] The commissioner shall 
        determine the total operating cost of any public transit system 
        receiving or applying for assistance in accordance with 
        generally accepted accounting principles.  To be eligible for 
        financial assistance, an applicant or recipient shall provide to 
        the commissioner all financial records and other information and 
        shall permit any inspection reasonably necessary to determine 
        total operating cost and correspondingly the amount of 
        assistance which may be paid to the applicant or recipient.  
        Where more than one county or municipality contributes 
        assistance to the operation of a public transit system, the 
        commissioner shall identify one as lead agency for the purpose 
        of receiving moneys under this section.  
           Prior to distributing operating assistance to eligible 
        recipients for any contract period, the commissioner shall place 
        all recipients into one of the following classifications:  large 
        urbanized area service, urbanized area service, small urban area 
        service, rural area service, and elderly and handicapped 
        service.  The commissioner shall distribute funds under this 
        section so that the percentage of total operating cost paid by 
        any recipient from local sources will not exceed the percentage 
        for that recipient's classification, except as provided in an 
        undue hardship case.  The percentages shall be:  for large 
        urbanized area service, 55 50 percent; for urbanized area 
        service and small urban area service, 40 percent; for rural area 
        service, 35 percent; and for elderly and handicapped service, 35 
        percent.  The remainder of the total operating cost will be paid 
        from state funds less any assistance received by the recipient 
        from any federal source.  For purposes of this subdivision 
        "local sources" means all local sources of funds and includes 
        all operating revenue, tax levies, and contributions from public 
        funds, except that the commissioner may exclude from the total 
        assistance contract revenues derived from operations the cost of 
        which is excluded from the computation of total operating cost.  
           If a recipient informs the commissioner in writing after 
        the establishment of these percentages but prior to the 
        distribution of financial assistance for any year that paying 
        its designated percentage of total operating cost from local 
        sources will cause undue hardship, the commissioner may reduce 
        the percentage to be paid from local sources by the recipient 
        and increase the percentage to be paid from local sources by one 
        or more other recipients inside or outside the classification, 
        provided that no recipient shall have its percentage thus 
        reduced or increased for more than two years successively.  If 
        for any year the funds appropriated to the commissioner to carry 
        out the purposes of this section are insufficient to allow the 
        commissioner to pay the state share of total operating cost as 
        provided in this paragraph, the commissioner shall reduce the 
        state share in each classification to the extent necessary. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174.70, is 
        amended to read: 
           174.70 [PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY OF COMMISSIONER.] The 
        commissioner of transportation may exercise the powers granted 
        in this chapter and in sections 473.891 to 473.905, to plan and 
        implement the communications system as provided in sections 
        473.891 to 473.905. 
           Subd. 2.  [IMPLEMENTATION.] In order to facilitate 
        construction of the initial backbone of the communications 
        system described in subdivision 1, the commissioner shall, by 
        purchase, lease, gift, exchange, or other means, obtain sites 
        for the erection of towers and the location of equipment and 
        shall construct buildings and structures needed for the system.  
        The commissioner may negotiate with commercial wireless service 
        providers to obtain sites, towers, and equipment.  
        Notwithstanding sections 161.433, 161.434, 161.45, and 161.46, 
        the commissioner may by agreement allow commercial wireless 
        service providers to install privately owned equipment on 
        state-owned lands, buildings, and other structures under the 
        jurisdiction of the commissioner when it is practical and 
        feasible to do so.  The commissioner shall charge a site use fee 
        for the value of the property or structure made available.  In 
        lieu of a site use fee, the commissioner may make agreements 
        with commercial wireless service providers to place state 
        equipment on privately owned towers and may accept (1) 
        improvements to state-owned public safety communications 
        facilities or real or personal property, or (2) services 
        provided by a commercial wireless service provider. 
           Subd. 3.  [DEPOSIT OF FEES; APPROPRIATION.] Fees collected 
        under subdivision 2 must be deposited in the trunk highway 
        fund.  The fees so collected are appropriated to the 
        commissioner to pay for the commissioner's share and state 
        patrol's share of the costs of constructing and maintaining the 
        communication system sites. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174A.02, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [HEARINGS; NOTICE.] With respect to those matters 
        within its jurisdiction the board shall receive, hear and 
        determine all petitions filed with it in accordance with the 
        procedures established by law and may hold hearings and make 
        determinations upon its own motion to the same extent, and in 
        every instance, in which it may do so upon petition.  Upon 
        receiving petitions filed pursuant to sections 221.061, 221.081, 
        221.121, subdivision 1, 221.151, 221.296, and 221.55, the board 
        shall give notice of the filing of the petition to 
        representatives of associations or other interested groups or 
        persons who have registered their names with the board for that 
        purpose and to whomever the board deems to be interested in the 
        petition.  The board may grant or deny the request of the 
        petition 30 days after notice of the filing has been fully 
        given.  If the board receives a written objection and notice of 
        intent to appear at a hearing to object to the petition from any 
        person within 20 days of the notice having been fully given, the 
        request of the petition shall be granted or denied only after a 
        contested case hearing has been conducted on the petition, 
        unless the objection is withdrawn prior to the hearing.  The 
        board may elect to hold a contested case hearing if no 
        objections to the petition are received.  If a timely objection 
        is not received, or if received and withdrawn, and the request 
        of the petition is denied without hearing, the petitioner may 
        request within 30 days of receiving the notice of denial, and 
        shall be granted, a contested case hearing on the petition. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 174A.06, is 
        amended to read: 
           174A.06 [CONTINUATION OF RULES.] 
           Orders and directives in force, issued, or promulgated 
        under authority of chapters 174A, 216A, 218, 219, 221, and 222 
        remain and continue in force and effect until repealed, 
        modified, or superseded by duly authorized orders or directives 
        of the commissioner of transportation.  To the extent allowed 
        under federal law or regulation, rules adopted under authority 
        of the following sections are transferred to the commissioner of 
        transportation and continue in force and effect until repealed, 
        modified, or superseded by duly authorized rules of the 
        commissioner:  
           (1) section 218.041 except rules related to the form and 
        manner of filing railroad rates, railroad accounting rules, and 
        safety rules; 
           (2) section 219.40; 
           (3) rules relating to rates or tariffs, or the granting, 
        limiting, or modifying of permits or certificates of convenience 
        and necessity under section 221.031, subdivision 1; 
           (4) rules relating to the sale, assignment, pledge, or 
        other transfer of a stock interest in a corporation holding 
        authority to operate as a permit carrier as prescribed in 
        section 221.151, subdivision 1, or a local cartage carrier under 
        section 221.296, subdivision 8; 
           (5) rules relating to rates, charges, and practices under 
        section 221.161, subdivision 4; and 
           (6) rules relating to rates, tariffs, or the granting, 
        limiting, or modifying of permits under sections 221.121, 
        221.151, and 221.296 or certificates of convenience and 
        necessity under section 221.071.  
           The commissioner shall review the transferred rules, 
        orders, and directives and, when appropriate, develop and adopt 
        new rules, orders, or directives. 
           Sec. 34.  [219.445] [SOUTHERN RAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT 
        PLAN.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT.] The commissioner of 
        transportation shall develop a corridor improvement plan for 
        grade crossings intersecting or crossing the railway 
        right-of-way in the railway corridor that runs east to west 
        across southern Minnesota within all of the counties of Winona, 
        Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, Waseca, Blue Earth, Brown, Redwood, 
        Lyon, and Lincoln. 
           Subd. 2.  [GRADE CROSSING RECOMMENDATIONS.] (a) The 
        corridor improvement plan must include crossing-by-crossing 
        assessments based on ten-year and 20-year projections of train 
        and vehicle volumes that will identify minimum improvements 
        necessary at crossings with moderate levels of exposure, 
        consistent with rules adopted by the commissioner.  The plan 
        must include identification of all crossings that are candidates 
        for grade separations where levels of exposure exceed 300,000, 
        or crossings that meet the criteria identified in the rules 
        adopted by the commissioner.  For purposes of this section, 
        "levels of exposure" means average daily vehicle traffic 
        multiplied by the number of trains per day at a crossing.  
           (b) In cities where the department has identified multiple 
        grade separation candidates the plan must include a strategy 
        that identifies the appropriate mix of safety improvements at 
        all crossings in the city and that considers optimal locations 
        for grade separations, crossing consolidations, and other grade 
        crossing safety improvements and traffic routing options. 
           (c) The department shall consider crossings that are 
        candidates for closure, consistent with rules adopted by the 
        commissioner governing the vacating of a grade crossing. 
           (d) When community plans have been developed by the 
        affected railroad company and local governing bodies, the 
        department shall review the community plans for compliance with 
        the department's minimum criteria for necessary crossing 
        improvements at all public crossings as identified in the 
        commissioner's rules.  The agreed-to community plans take 
        precedence over the elements of the corridor improvement plan. 
           Subd. 3.  [LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RAILROAD COMPANY 
        PARTICIPATION; FEDERAL REVIEW.] (a) The commissioner shall 
        provide an opportunity for an affected railroad company or local 
        governing body to participate in developing the corridor 
        improvement plan.  The commissioner shall allow an affected 
        local governing body the opportunity to review the corridor 
        improvement plan before executing an agreement for grade 
        crossing improvements in the corridor improvement plan between 
        the department and the railroad company and before forwarding 
        the plan to the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB).  
           (b) Paragraph (a) does not preclude the department from 
        providing comments or information related to the railway 
        corridor improvement project to the STB or any other governing 
        body related to construction activities or environmental impact 
        statement preparation.  
           Subd. 4.  [FINAL PLAN; HOLD HARMLESS.] (a) The final plan 
        must be submitted to any affected area transportation 
        partnership, local unit of government, and railroad company 
        within the corridor area in order to provide future grade 
        crossing safety improvement planning guidance.  
           (b) Unless otherwise specifically agreed to as part of the 
        plan, the development of a corridor improvement plan does not 
        bind the state or any local government unit to a specific 
        implementation timetable or to funding the cost of proposed 
        recommended safety upgrades. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, 
        subdivision 15, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 15.  [MOTOR CARRIER.] "Motor carrier" means a carrier 
        operating for hire under the authority of this chapter and 
        subject to the rules and orders of the commissioner or the board 
        person engaged in the for-hire transportation of property or 
        passengers.  "Motor carrier" does not include a person providing 
        transportation described in section 221.025, a building mover 
        subject to section 221.81, or a person providing limousine 
        service as defined in section 221.84. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, 
        subdivision 37, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 37.  [CERTIFICATED CARRIER.] "Certificated carrier" 
        means a motor carrier holding a certificate issued under section 
        221.071 of registration. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, 
        subdivision 38, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 38.  [CLASS I CARRIER.] "Class I carrier" means a 
        person who has been issued a certificate under section 221.071 
        to operate as a class I carrier of registration. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 48.  [MOTOR CARRIER OF PASSENGERS.] "Motor carrier of 
        passengers" means a person engaged in the for-hire 
        transportation of passengers in vehicles designed to transport 
        eight or more persons, including the driver. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.011, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 49.  [SMALL VEHICLE PASSENGER SERVICE.] "Small 
        vehicle passenger service" means a service provided by a person 
        engaged in the for-hire transportation of passengers in a 
        vehicle designed to transport seven or fewer persons, including 
        the driver. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.021, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.021 [OPERATION REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE OR PERMIT 
        REQUIRED.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] No person may operate as a 
        motor carrier or advertise or otherwise hold out as a motor 
        carrier without a certificate of registration or permit in 
        effect.  A certificate or permit may be suspended or revoked 
        upon conviction of violating a provision of sections 221.011 to 
        221.296 or an order or rule of the commissioner or board 
        governing the operation of motor carriers, and upon a finding by 
        the court that the violation was willful.  The board 
        commissioner may, for good cause after a hearing, suspend or 
        revoke a certificate or permit for a violation of a provision of 
        sections 221.011 to 221.296 or an order issued or rule adopted 
        by the commissioner or board under this chapter.  
           Subd. 2.  [SANCTIONS.] The commissioner may suspend, 
        revoke, or deny renewal of a certificate of registration for (1) 
        serious or repeated violations of this chapter, or (2) a pattern 
        of repeated violations of local ordinances governing traffic and 
        parking.  
           Subd. 3.  [HEARING.] A motor carrier affected by an action 
        of the commissioner under subdivision 2 may, within 20 days of 
        receipt of a notice of the commissioner's action, request an 
        administrative hearing by following the procedures in section 
        221.036, subdivision 7. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.022, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.022 [EXCEPTION.] 
           The powers granted to the board commissioner under sections 
        221.011 to 221.296 do not include the power to regulate any 
        service or vehicles operated by the metropolitan council or 
        to regulate register passenger transportation service provided 
        under contract to the department or the metropolitan council.  A 
        provider of passenger transportation service under contract to 
        the department or the metropolitan council may not also provide 
        charter service as a motor carrier of passengers without first 
        having obtained a permit to operate as a charter 
        carrier registered under section 221.0252. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.025, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.025 [EXEMPTIONS.] 
           The provisions of this chapter requiring a certificate or 
        permit to operate as a motor carrier do not apply to the 
        intrastate transportation described below:  
           (a) the transportation of students to or from school or 
        school activities in a school bus inspected and certified under 
        section 169.451 and the transportation of children or parents to 
        or from a Head Start facility or Head Start activity in a Head 
        Start bus inspected and certified under section 169.451; 
           (b) the transportation of solid waste, as defined in 
        section 116.06, subdivision 22, including recyclable materials 
        and waste tires, except that the term "hazardous waste" has the 
        meaning given it in section 221.011, subdivision 31; 
           (c) a commuter van as defined in section 221.011, 
        subdivision 27; 
           (d) authorized emergency vehicles as defined in section 
        169.01, subdivision 5, including ambulances; and tow trucks 
        equipped with proper and legal warning devices when picking up 
        and transporting (1) disabled or wrecked motor vehicles or (2) 
        vehicles towed or transported under a towing order issued by a 
        public employee authorized to issue a towing order; 
           (e) the transportation of grain samples under conditions 
        prescribed by the board; 
           (f) the delivery of agricultural lime; 
           (g) the transportation of dirt and sod within an area 
        having a 50-mile radius from the home post office of the person 
        performing the transportation; 
           (h) the transportation of sand, gravel, bituminous asphalt 
        mix, concrete ready mix, concrete blocks or tile and the mortar 
        mix to be used with the concrete blocks or tile, or crushed rock 
        to or from the point of loading or a place of gathering within 
        an area having a 50-mile radius from that person's home post 
        office or a 50-mile radius from the site of construction or 
        maintenance of public roads and streets; 
           (i) the transportation of pulpwood, cordwood, mining 
        timber, poles, posts, decorator evergreens, wood chips, sawdust, 
        shavings, and bark from the place where the products are 
        produced to the point where they are to be used or shipped; 
           (j) the transportation of fresh vegetables from farms to 
        canneries or viner stations, from viner stations to canneries, 
        or from canneries to canneries during the harvesting, canning, 
        or packing season, or transporting sugar beets, wild rice, or 
        rutabagas from the field of production to the first place of 
        delivery or unloading, including a processing plant, warehouse, 
        or railroad siding; 
           (k) the transportation of property or freight, other than 
        household goods and petroleum products in bulk, entirely within 
        the corporate limits of a city or between contiguous cities 
        except as provided in section 221.296; 
           (l) the transportation of unprocessed dairy products in 
        bulk within an area having a 100-mile radius from the home post 
        office of the person providing the transportation; 
           (m) the transportation of agricultural, horticultural, 
        dairy, livestock, or other farm products within an area having a 
        100-mile radius from the person's home post office and the 
        carrier may transport other commodities within the 100-mile 
        radius if the destination of each haul is a farm; 
           (n) passenger transportation service that is not charter 
        service and that is under contract to and with operating 
        assistance from the department or the metropolitan council; 
           (o) the transportation of newspapers, as defined in section 
        331A.01, subdivision 5, telephone books, handbills, circulars, 
        or pamphlets in a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 
        pounds or less; and 
           (p) (o) transportation of potatoes from the field of 
        production, or a storage site owned or otherwise controlled by 
        the producer, to the first place of processing. 
           The exemptions provided in this section apply to a person 
        only while the person is exclusively engaged in exempt 
        transportation. 
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.0251, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.0251 [MOTOR CARRIER OF PROPERTY; REGISTRATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRATION STATEMENT.] A person who 
        wishes to operate as a motor carrier of property shall file a 
        complete and accurate registration statement with the 
        commissioner.  A registration statement must be on a form 
        provided by the commissioner and include: 
           (1) the registrant's name, including an assumed or 
        fictitious name used by the registrant in doing business; 
           (2) the registrant's mailing address and business telephone 
        number; 
           (3) the registrant's federal Employer Identification Number 
        and Minnesota Business Identification Number and the 
        identification numbers, if any, assigned to the registrant by 
        the United States Department of Transportation, Interstate 
        Commerce Commission, or Environmental Protection Agency; 
           (4) the name, title, and telephone number of the individual 
        who is principally responsible for the operation of the 
        registrant's transportation business; 
           (5) the principal location from which the registrant 
        conducts its transportation business and where the records 
        required by this chapter will be kept; 
           (6) if different from clause (5), the location in Minnesota 
        where the records required by this chapter will be available for 
        inspection and copying by the commissioner; 
           (7) whether the registrant transports hazardous materials 
        or hazardous waste; 
           (8) whether the registrant's business is a corporation, 
        partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability 
        company, or sole proprietorship; and 
           (9) if the registrant is a foreign corporation authorized 
        to transact business in Minnesota, the state of incorporation 
        and the name and address of its registered agent. 
           Subd. 2.  [SIGNATURE REQUIRED.] A registration statement 
        may be signed only by a corporate officer, general partner, 
        limited liability company board member, or sole proprietor.  A 
        signature must be notarized. 
           Subd. 3.  [CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION; ISSUANCE; 
        LOCATION.] (a) The commissioner shall issue a certificate of 
        registration to a registrant who has filed a registration 
        statement that complies with subdivisions 1 and 2 and paid the 
        required fee, has a satisfactory safety rating and, if 
        applicable, has complied with the financial responsibility 
        requirements in section 221.141.  The commissioner may not issue 
        a certificate of registration to a registrant who has an 
        unsatisfactory safety rating. 
           (b) A certificate of registration must be numbered and bear 
        an effective date. 
           (c) A certificate of registration must be kept at the 
        registrant's principal place of business. 
           Subd. 4.  [DURATION.] A certificate of registration is not 
        assignable or transferable and is valid until it is suspended, 
        revoked, or canceled. 
           Subd. 5.  [OBLIGATION TO KEEP INFORMATION CURRENT.] A 
        registrant shall notify the commissioner in writing of any 
        change in the information described in subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 44.  [221.0252] [PASSENGER CARRIERS; REGISTRATION; 
        EXEMPTIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [FILING REQUIRED.] A person who wishes to 
        operate as a motor carrier of passengers must file with the 
        commissioner a complete and accurate federal motor carrier 
        identification report form MCS-150.  In addition, a person must 
        file a vehicle registration form prescribed by the commissioner 
        describing the make, model, number of passengers the vehicle is 
        designed to transport as determined by the vehicle's 
        manufacturer, and license plate and vehicle identification 
        number of each vehicle that the registrant will be using in 
        those operations for which registration is required. 
           Subd. 2.  [SIGNATURE REQUIRED.] A form required under this 
        section may be signed only by a corporate officer, general 
        partner, limited liability company board member, or sole 
        proprietor.  
           Subd. 3.  [AUDIT; INSPECTION.] (a) Within 90 days of 
        issuing a new certificate of registration to a carrier under 
        this section, and before issuing an annual renewal of a 
        certificate of registration, the commissioner shall: 
           (1) conduct an audit of the carrier's records; 
           (2) inspect the vehicles the carrier uses in its motor 
        carrier operation to determine if they comply with the federal 
        regulations incorporated in section 221.0314 or accept for 
        filing proof that a complete vehicle inspection was conducted 
        within the previous one year by a commercial vehicle inspector 
        of the department of public safety; 
           (3) verify that the carrier has a designated office in 
        Minnesota where the books and files necessary to conduct 
        business and the records required by this chapter are kept and 
        shall be available for inspection by the commissioner; 
           (4) audit the carrier's drivers' criminal background and 
        safety records; and 
           (5) verify compliance with the insurance requirements of 
        section 221.141. 
           (b) The commissioner and the commissioner of public safety 
        shall, through an interagency agreement, coordinate vehicle 
        inspection activities to avoid duplication of annual vehicle 
        inspections to minimize the burden of compliance on carriers and 
        to maximize the efficient use of state resources. 
           Subd. 4.  [CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION; REQUIREMENTS; 
        ISSUANCE; DURATION.] (a) The commissioner shall issue a 
        certificate of registration to a carrier who (1) does not have 
        an unsatisfactory safety rating, (2) has complied with 
        subdivisions 1 and 2, (3) has paid the required fee, (4) in the 
        case of an annual renewal, has been audited and inspected under 
        subdivision 3, and (5) has complied with the financial 
        responsibility requirements in section 221.141.  
           (b) A photocopy of the carrier's certificate of 
        registration must be carried in each vehicle operated under the 
        registration and must be made available to the department and 
        other law enforcement officials upon request. 
           (c) Registration under this section is not assignable or 
        transferable and is valid until it expires or is suspended, 
        revoked, or canceled, whichever occurs first.  A registration is 
        valid for one year from the date issued. 
           Subd. 5.  [SUSPENSION FOR UNSATISFACTORY SAFETY 
        RATING.] Following the procedures in section 221.185, the 
        commissioner shall immediately suspend the registration of a 
        carrier who receives an unsatisfactory safety rating.  The 
        commissioner shall conduct one follow-up compliance audit to 
        determine if the carrier's safety rating should be changed or 
        the suspension rescinded within 30 days of receiving a written 
        request from the carrier.  Additional compliance reviews may be 
        conducted at the commissioner's discretion. 
           Subd. 6.  [ANNUAL RENEWAL.] A carrier registered under this 
        section must renew its registration each year on a form 
        prescribed by the commissioner.  The commissioner shall develop 
        and implement an expedited renewal process to minimize the 
        burden on motor carriers. 
           Subd. 7.  [EXEMPTIONS FROM REGULATION.] Notwithstanding any 
        other law, motor carriers of passengers are exempt from sections 
        221.121; 221.122; 221.123; 221.132; 221.151; 221.161; and 
        221.171. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.026, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [EXEMPTIONS FROM REQUIREMENTS.] Notwithstanding 
        any other law, a motor carrier of property is exempt from 
        sections 221.021; 221.041; 221.061; 221.071; 221.072; 221.081; 
        221.121; 221.122; 221.123; 221.131; 221.132; 221.151; 221.161; 
        221.172, subdivisions 3 to 8; 221.185, except as provided in 
        subdivision 4; and 221.296.  The exemptions in this subdivision 
        do not apply to a motor carrier of property while transporting 
        household goods. 
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [POWERS, DUTIES, REPORTS, LIMITATIONS.] (a) 
        This subdivision applies to motor carriers engaged in intrastate 
        commerce. 
           (b) The commissioner shall prescribe rules for the 
        operation of motor carriers, including their facilities; 
        accounts; leasing of vehicles and drivers; service; safe 
        operation of vehicles; equipment, parts, and accessories; hours 
        of service of drivers; driver qualifications; accident 
        reporting; identification of vehicles; installation of safety 
        devices; inspection, repair, and maintenance; and proper 
        automatic speed regulators if, in the opinion of the 
        commissioner, there is a need for the rules.  
           (c) The commissioner shall direct the repair and 
        reconstruction or replacement of an inadequate or unsafe motor 
        carrier vehicle or facility.  The commissioner may require the 
        construction and maintenance or furnishing of suitable and 
        proper freight terminals, passenger depots, waiting rooms, and 
        accommodations or shelters in a city in this state or at a point 
        on the highway traversed which the commissioner, after 
        investigation by the department, may deem just and proper for 
        the protection of passengers or property.  
           (d) The commissioner shall require holders of household 
        goods mover permits, charter carrier permits, and regular route 
        passenger carrier certificates to file annual and other reports 
        including annual accounts of motor carriers, schedules of rates 
        and charges, or other data by motor carriers, regulate motor 
        carriers in matters affecting the relationship between them and 
        the traveling and shipping public, and prescribe other rules as 
        may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.  
           (e) A motor carrier subject to paragraph (d) but having 
        gross revenues from for-hire transportation in a calendar year 
        of less than $200,000 may, at the discretion of the 
        commissioner, be exempted from the filing of an annual report, 
        if instead the motor carrier files an abbreviated annual report, 
        in a form as may be prescribed by the commissioner, attesting 
        that the motor carrier's gross revenues did not exceed $200,000 
        in the previous calendar year.  Motor carrier gross revenues 
        from for-hire transportation, for the purposes of this 
        subdivision only, do not include gross revenues received from 
        the operation of school buses as defined in section 169.01, 
        subdivision 6. 
           (f) The commissioner shall enforce sections 169.781 to 
        169.783. 
           (g) The commissioner shall make no rules relating to the 
        granting, limiting, or modifying of permits or certificates of 
        convenience and necessity, which are powers granted to the board.
           (h) The board may extend the termini of a route or alter or 
        change the route of a regular route common carrier upon petition 
        and after finding that public convenience and necessity require 
        an extension, alteration, or change. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [EXEMPTIONS FOR PRIVATE CARRIERS.] This 
        subdivision applies to private carriers engaged in intrastate 
        commerce. 
           (a) Private carriers operating vehicles with a gross 
        vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds shall comply 
        with rules adopted under those federal regulations incorporated 
        by reference in: 
           (1) section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, for driver 
        qualifications; 
           (2) section 221.0314, subdivision 9, for hours of service 
        of drivers; 
           (3) section 221.0314, subdivision 6, for driving of motor 
        vehicles; 
           (4) section 221.0314, subdivision 7, for parts and 
        accessories necessary for safe operation; and 
           (5) section 221.0314, subdivision 10, for inspection, 
        repair, and maintenance; and. 
           (6) this section for leasing of vehicles or vehicles and 
        drivers. 
           Private carriers not subject to the rules for driver 
        qualifications before August 1, 1992, must comply with those 
        rules on and after August 1, 1994. 
           (b) The rules for hours of service of drivers do not apply 
        to private carriers who are (1) public utilities as defined in 
        section 216B.02, subdivision 4; (2) cooperative electric 
        associations organized under chapter 308A; (3) telephone 
        companies as defined in section 237.01, subdivision 2; or (4) 
        engaged in the transportation of construction materials, tools 
        and equipment from shop to job site or job site to job site, for 
        use by the private carrier in the new construction, remodeling, 
        or repair of buildings, structures or their appurtenances. 
           (c) The rules for driver qualifications and hours of 
        service of drivers do not apply to vehicles controlled by a 
        farmer and operated by a farmer or farm employee to transport 
        agricultural products, farm machinery, or supplies to or from a 
        farm if the vehicle is not used in the operations of a motor 
        carrier and not carrying hazardous materials of a type or 
        quantity that requires the vehicle to be marked or placarded in 
        accordance with section 221.033.  
           (d) The rules for driver qualifications do not apply to a 
        driver employed by a private carrier while operating a 
        lightweight vehicle. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION RULE.] (a) The following 
        carriers shall display the carrier's name and address on the 
        power unit of each vehicle:  
           (1) motor carriers, regardless of the weight of the 
        vehicle, except that this requirement does not apply to a 
        limousine as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 35, that is 
        equipped with "LM" license plates; 
           (2) interstate and intrastate private carriers operating 
        vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds; 
        and 
           (3) vehicles providing transportation described in section 
        221.025 with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds 
        except those providing transportation described in section 
        221.025, clauses (a), (c), and (d).  
           Vehicles described in clauses (2) and (3) that are operated 
        by farmers or farm employees and have four or fewer axles are 
        not required to comply with the vehicle identification rule of 
        the commissioner. 
           (b) Vehicles subject to this subdivision must show the name 
        or "doing business as" name of the carrier operating the vehicle 
        and the community and abbreviation of the state in which the 
        carrier maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle 
        is customarily based.  If the carrier operates a leased vehicle, 
        it may show its name and the name of the lessor on the vehicle, 
        if the lease relationship is clearly shown.  If the name of a 
        person other than the operating carrier appears on the vehicle, 
        the words "operated by" must immediately precede the name of the 
        carrier.  
           (c) The name and address must be in letters that contrast 
        sharply in color with the background, be readily legible during 
        daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is 
        stationary, and be maintained in a manner that retains the 
        legibility of the markings.  The name and address may be shown 
        by use of a removable device if that device meets the 
        identification and legibility requirements of this subdivision. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.031, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [MEDICAL EXAMINER'S CERTIFICATE; CHARTER CARRIER 
        DRIVER.] While in the state, the driver for a charter motor 
        carrier of passengers engaged in intrastate commerce who has in 
        possession a license with a school bus endorsement under section 
        171.321 or rules of the commissioner of public safety is not 
        required to have in possession or to present a separate medical 
        examiner's certificate otherwise required by Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 49, sections 391.41 to 391.49. 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.036, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ORDER.] The commissioner may issue an 
        order requiring violations to be corrected and administratively 
        assessing monetary penalties for a violation of (1) section 
        221.021; (2) section 221.033, subdivision 2b; (3) section 
        221.041, subdivision 3; (4) section 221.081; (5) section 
        221.151; (6) (4) section 221.171; (7) (5) section 221.141; 
        (8) (6) section 221.035, or a material term or condition of a 
        license issued under that section; or (7) rules of the board or 
        commissioner relating to the transportation of hazardous waste, 
        motor carrier operations, insurance, or tariffs and accounting.  
        An order must be issued as provided in this section. 
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.036, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [AMOUNT OF PENALTY; CONSIDERATIONS.] (a) The 
        commissioner may issue an order assessing a penalty of up to 
        $5,000 for all violations of section 221.021; 221.041, 
        subdivision 3; 221.081; 221.141; 221.151; or 221.171, or rules 
        of the board or commissioner relating to motor carrier 
        operations, insurance, or tariffs and accounting, identified 
        during a single inspection, audit, or investigation. 
           (b) The commissioner may issue an order assessing a penalty 
        up to a maximum of $10,000 for all violations of section 
        221.033, subdivision 2b, or 221.035, and rules adopted under 
        those sections, identified during a single inspection or audit. 
           (c) In determining the amount of a penalty, the 
        commissioner shall consider: 
           (1) the willfulness of the violation; 
           (2) the gravity of the violation, including damage to 
        humans, animals, air, water, land, or other natural resources of 
        the state; 
           (3) the history of past violations, including the 
        similarity of the most recent violation and the violation to be 
        penalized, the time elapsed since the last violation, the number 
        of previous violations, and the response of the person to the 
        most recent violation identified; 
           (4) the economic benefit gained by the person by allowing 
        or committing the violation; and 
           (5) other factors as justice may require, if the 
        commissioner specifically identifies the additional factors in 
        the commissioner's order. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.091, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.091 [LIMITATIONS; RELATIONSHIP TO LOCAL REGULATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [LOCAL AUTHORITY OVER STREETS AND 
        HIGHWAYS.] No provision in Sections 221.011 to 221.291 and 
        221.84 to 221.85 shall do not authorize the use by any a carrier 
        of any a public highway in any a city of the first class in 
        violation of any a charter provision or ordinance of such the 
        city in effect January 1, 1925, unless and except as such the 
        charter provisions provision or ordinance may be is repealed 
        after that date; nor shall.  In addition, sections 221.011 to 
        221.291 and 221.84 to 221.85 be construed as in any manner 
        taking from or curtailing do not (1) curtail the right of any a 
        city to reasonably regulate or control the routing, parking, 
        speed or the safety of operation of a motor vehicle operated by 
        any a carrier under the terms of those sections, or (2) curtail 
        the general police power of any such the city over its highways; 
        nor shall sections 221.011 to 221.291 and 221.84 to 221.85 be 
        construed as abrogating, or (3) abrogate any provision of 
        the city's charter of any such city requiring certain conditions 
        to be complied with before such a carrier can use the highways 
        of such the city, and such these rights and powers herein 
        stated are hereby expressly reserved and granted to such the 
        city; but.  However, no such city shall prohibit or deny the use 
        of the public highways within its territorial boundaries by any 
        such a carrier for transportation of transporting passengers or 
        property received within its boundaries to destinations 
        beyond such the city's boundaries, or for transportation 
        of transporting passengers or property from points beyond such 
        the city's boundaries to destinations within the same the city's 
        boundaries, or for transportation of transporting passengers or 
        property from points beyond such the city's boundaries through 
        such municipality the city to points beyond the city's 
        boundaries of such municipality, where such operation when the 
        carrier is operating pursuant to a certificate of convenience 
        and necessity registration issued by the commission under this 
        chapter or to a permit issued by the commissioner under section 
        221.84 or 221.85. 
           Subd. 2.  [LOCAL LICENSING OF SMALL VEHICLE PASSENGER 
        SERVICE.] A city that licenses and regulates small vehicle 
        passenger service must do so by ordinance.  The ordinance must, 
        at a minimum, provide for driver qualifications, insurance, 
        vehicle safety, and periodic vehicle inspections.  A city that 
        has adopted an ordinance complying with this subdivision may 
        enforce the registration requirement in section 221.021. 
           Subd. 3.  [AUTHORITY OF METROPOLITAN AIRPORTS COMMISSION.] 
        Notwithstanding any other law: 
           (1) The metropolitan airports commission may regulate 
        ground transportation to and from an airport under its 
        jurisdiction, subject to the provisions of paragraph (2).  The 
        authority under this paragraph includes, but is not limited to, 
        regulating the number and types of transportation services, 
        making concession agreements, and establishing vehicle standards.
           (2) The metropolitan airports commission may regulate small 
        passenger vehicles, including taxicabs, serving an airport under 
        its jurisdiction only by ordinance.  An ordinance adopted under 
        this paragraph must at a minimum define taxicabs and provide for 
        driver qualifications, insurance, and vehicle safety, and may 
        provide for issuance of permits to taxicabs and other small 
        passenger vehicles and limits on the number of permits issued.  
        An ordinance under this paragraph may not provide for making 
        concession agreements relating to small passenger vehicle 
        service, including taxicabs. 
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.122, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRATION, INSURANCE, AND FILING 
        REQUIREMENTS.] An order issued by the board which grants a 
        certificate or permit must contain a service date.  The person 
        to whom the order granting the certificate or permit is issued 
        shall do the following within 45 days from the service date of 
        the order:  
           (1) register vehicles which will be used to provide 
        transportation under the permit or certificate with the 
        commissioner and pay the vehicle registration fees required by 
        law; 
           (2) file and maintain insurance or bond as required by 
        sections 221.141 and 221.296 and rules of the commissioner and 
        board; and 
           (3) file rates and tariffs as required by sections 221.041 
        and section 221.161 and rules of the commissioner and board.  
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.124, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.124 [INITIAL MOTOR CARRIER CONTACT PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [INITIAL MOTOR CARRIER CONTACT.] The 
        initial motor carrier contact program consists of an initial 
        contact, for educational purposes, between a motor carrier 
        required to participate and representatives of the department of 
        transportation.  The initial contact may be through an 
        educational seminar or, at the discretion of the department, 
        through a personal meeting contact with a representative of the 
        department.  The initial contact must consist of a discussion of 
        the statutes, rules, and regulations that apply to motor 
        carriers.  Topics discussed must include:  carrier authority; 
        the leasing of drivers and vehicles; insurance requirements; 
        tariffs; annual reports; accident reporting; accident 
        countermeasures; identification of vehicles; driver 
        qualifications; maximum hours of service of drivers; the safe 
        operation of vehicles; equipment, parts, and accessories; and 
        inspection, repair, and maintenance.  The department shall 
        provide written documentation of proof of compliance with the 
        requirements of subdivision 2 and shall give a copy of the 
        document to the motor carrier. 
           Subd. 2.  [PARTICIPATION REQUIRED.] A motor carrier 
        that receives a certificate or permit from first registers with 
        or receives a permit from the board for new authority on 
        or commissioner after September 1, 1991 January 1, 2000, shall 
        participate in the initial motor carrier contact program.  A 
        motor carrier required to participate in the program must have 
        in attendance at least one motor carrier official having a 
        substantial interest or control, directly or indirectly, in or 
        over the operations conducted or to be conducted under 
        the certificate carrier's registration or permit. 
           Subd. 3.  [TIME FOR COMPLIANCE.] A motor carrier required 
        by subdivision 2 to participate in the program must do so within 
        90 days of the service date of the order granting the 
        certificate or permit or within 90 days of registering, unless 
        the commissioner extends the time for compliance.  Failure to 
        comply with the requirement of subdivision 2 makes the order 
        granting the certificate or permit or the carrier's registration 
        void upon expiration of the time for compliance. 
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.131, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ANNUAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION; FEE.] (a) This 
        subdivision applies only to holders of household goods mover 
        permits and charter carrier permits motor carriers of passengers.
           (b) The A permit holder or motor carrier of passengers 
        shall pay an annual registration fee of $40 $75 on each vehicle, 
        including pickup and delivery vehicles, operated by the holder 
        carrier under authority of the permit or certificate of 
        registration during the 12-month period or fraction of the 
        12-month period.  Trailers and semitrailers used by a permit 
        holder in combination with power units may not be counted as 
        vehicles in the computation of fees under this section if the 
        permit holder pays the fees for power units. 
           (c) The commissioner shall furnish a distinguishing annual 
        identification card for each vehicle or power unit for which a 
        fee has been paid.  The identification card must at all times be 
        carried in the vehicle or power unit to which it has been 
        assigned.  An identification card may be reassigned to another 
        vehicle or power unit upon application of the permit holder 
        carrier and payment of a transfer fee of $10.  An identification 
        card issued under this section is valid only for the period for 
        which the permit or certificate of registration is effective. 
           (d) A fee of $10 is charged for the replacement of an 
        unexpired identification card that has been lost.  
           (e) The proceeds of the fees collected under this 
        subdivision must be deposited in the trunk highway fund. 
           Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.141, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CARRIERS.] (a) 
        No motor carrier and no interstate carrier shall operate a 
        vehicle until it has obtained and has in effect the minimum 
        amount of financial responsibility required by this section.  
        Policies of insurance, surety bonds, other types of security, 
        and endorsements must be continuously in effect and must remain 
        in effect until canceled.  Before providing transportation, the 
        motor carrier or interstate carrier shall secure and cause to be 
        filed with the commissioner and maintain in full effect, a 
        certificate of insurance in a form required by the commissioner, 
        evidencing public liability insurance in the amount prescribed.  
        The insurance must cover injuries and damage to persons or 
        property resulting from the operation or use of motor vehicles, 
        regardless of whether each vehicle is specifically described in 
        the policy.  This insurance does not apply to injuries or death 
        to the employees of the motor carrier or to property being 
        transported by the carrier.  The commissioner shall require 
        cargo insurance for certificated carriers, except those carrying 
        passengers exclusively.  The commissioner may require a permit 
        carrier to file cargo insurance when the commissioner deems 
        necessary to protect the users of the service.  
           (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, 
        the insurance required of a motor carrier of passengers must be 
        at least that amount required of interstate carriers under Code 
        of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 387.33, as amended. 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.172, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [RETAINED THREE YEARS.] A shipping document or 
        record described in subdivisions subdivision 2 to 9 or 3, or a 
        copy of it, must be retained by the carrier for at least three 
        years from the date on the shipping document or record.  A 
        carrier may keep a shipping record described in subdivisions 
        subdivision 3 to 9 by any technology that prevents the 
        alteration, modification, or erasure of the underlying data and 
        will enable production of an accurate and unaltered paper copy.  
        A carrier shall keep a shipping record in a manner that will 
        make it readily accessible and shall have a means of identifying 
        and producing a legible paper copy for inspection by the 
        commissioner upon request. 
           Sec. 58.  [221.178] [MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS; CRIMINAL 
        BACKGROUND CHECK.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CARRIER TO CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECK.] A 
        motor carrier of passengers shall conduct, or cause to be 
        conducted, an initial background check of a person the carrier 
        hires or with whom the carrier contracts whose duties include 
        operating a vehicle used to transport passengers.  A subsequent 
        background check must be conducted every three years. 
           Subd. 2.  [SCOPE AND PROCEDURES OF CHECK.] Sections 
        299C.67, 299C.68, 299C.70, and 299C.71 apply to background 
        checks conducted under subdivision 1.  For purposes of this 
        section, when used in sections 299C.67, 299C.68, 299C.70, and 
        299C.71, the term "owner" refers to a motor carrier of 
        passengers and the term "manager" refers to a driver.  A motor 
        carrier of passengers may not use a driver to operate a vehicle 
        providing passenger transportation if the background check 
        response shows that the driver has been convicted of a 
        background check crime defined in section 299C.67, subdivision 
        2, paragraph (a) or (b).  
           Subd. 3.  [RECORDS.] A carrier shall keep a record, 
        identified by the employee's name, of a background check 
        conducted under this section.  A record must be made available 
        to the commissioner upon request. 
           Subd. 4.  [EXCEPTION.] This section does not apply to a 
        driver who holds a valid driver's license with a school bus 
        endorsement. 
           Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION.] Despite the 
        provisions of section 221.021, authority to operate as a 
        household goods mover permit or a motor carrier registration 
        issued under sections 221.011 to 221.296 section 221.0251 or 
        221.0252 is suspended without a hearing, by order of the 
        commissioner, for a period not to exceed 45 days upon the 
        occurrence of any of the following and upon notice of suspension 
        as provided in subdivision 2: 
           (a) the motor carrier if the permit holder or carrier fails 
        to maintain and file with the commissioner, the insurance or 
        bond required by sections section 221.141 and 221.296 and rules 
        of the commissioner; 
           (b) the motor carrier fails to renew permits as required by 
        section 221.131; 
           (c) adopted under that section or the motor carrier or 
        permit holder fails to pay annual vehicle registration fees or 
        renew permits as required by sections 221.071, section 221.131, 
        and 221.296; or 
           (d) the motor carrier fails to maintain in good standing a 
        protective agent's or private detective's license required under 
        section 221.121, subdivision 6g, paragraph (b), or 221.153, 
        subdivision 3 the permit holder or carrier fails to pay an 
        administrative penalty under section 221.036. 
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [NOTICE OF SUSPENSION.] (a) Failure to file and 
        maintain insurance, renew permits under section 221.131, or to 
        pay annual vehicle registration fees or renew permits under 
        section 221.071, 221.131, or 221.296, or to maintain in good 
        standing a protective agent's or private detective's license 
        required under section 221.121, subdivision 6g, or 221.153, 
        subdivision 3, suspends a motor carrier's permit or certificate 
        two days after the commissioner sends notice of the suspension 
        by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known 
        address of the motor carrier.  
           (b) In order to avoid permanent cancellation of the permit 
        or certificate, the motor carrier must do one of the following 
        within 45 days from the date of suspension:  
           (1) comply with the law by filing insurance or bond, 
        renewing permits, or paying vehicle registration fees; or 
           (2) request a hearing before the board regarding the 
        failure to comply with the law. 
           Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [NOTICE OF SUSPENSION; EFFECTIVE DATE.] The 
        commissioner shall issue a notice of suspension if one of the 
        conditions described in subdivision 1 occurs.  The notice must 
        give the reason for suspension and must be sent to the last 
        known address of the carrier by certified mail, return receipt 
        requested.  A suspension is effective two days after a notice is 
        mailed. 
           Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [RESCIND SUSPENSION.] If the motor carrier 
        complies with the requirements of this chapter within 45 days 
        after the date of suspension and pays the required fees, 
        including a late vehicle registration fee of $5 for each vehicle 
        registered, the commissioner shall rescind the suspension unless 
        the carrier's registration has expired.  If a registered carrier 
        fails to comply within one year of the effective date of a 
        suspension, the carrier's registration is canceled.  
           Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FAILURE TO COMPLY, CANCELLATION.] Except as 
        provided in subdivision 5a, failure to comply with the 
        requirements of sections 221.141 and 221.296 relating to bonds 
        and insurance, 221.131 relating to permit renewal, 221.071, 
        221.131, or 221.296 relating to annual vehicle registration or 
        permit renewal, 221.121, subdivision 6g, or 221.153, subdivision 
        3, relating to protective agent or private detective licensure, 
        or to request a hearing within 45 days of the date of 
        suspension, is deemed an abandonment of the motor carrier's 
        permit or certificate and the permit or certificate must be 
        canceled by the commissioner. 
           Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.185, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [NEW PETITION.] If the holder of a canceled 
        permit or certificate seeks authority to operate as a motor 
        carrier it shall file a petition with the commissioner for a 
        permit or certificate as provided in section 221.061, 221.121, 
        or 221.296, whichever is applicable.  
           Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.221, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DELEGATED POWERS.] Representatives of the 
        department to whom authority has been delegated by the 
        commissioner for the purpose of enforcing sections 169.781 to 
        169.783, 221.041, and 221.171 and the rules, orders, or 
        directives of the commissioner or board adopted or issued under 
        those sections, and for no other purpose, shall have the powers 
        conferred by law upon police officers.  The representatives of 
        the department have the power to inspect records, logs, freight 
        bills, bills of lading, or other documents which may provide 
        evidence to determine compliance with sections 169.781 to 
        169.783, 221.041, and 221.171. 
           Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.291, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [OPERATING WITHOUT CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION OR 
        PERMIT.] A person who operates a motor carrier without obtaining 
        required certificates or permits to operate as required by this 
        chapter first registering under section 221.0251 or 221.0252, or 
        who operates as a household goods mover without having obtained 
        the necessary permit, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon 
        conviction shall be fined not less than the maximum fine which 
        may be imposed for a misdemeanor for each violation.  
           Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.55, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.55 [CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY.] 
           No person or corporation shall engage in the transportation 
        described in section 221.54 without a certificate of public 
        convenience and necessity from the board authorizing such 
        operation.  Such certificate shall be issued by the board 
        pursuant to application, notice, and hearing as provided in 
        sections 221.061 and 221.071, and the issuance of certificates 
        and the transportation covered thereby shall be governed by the 
        provisions of such sections and by sections section 221.031, 
        221.041, 221.051 and 221.081, applying to certificated common 
        carriers for hire, insofar as such provisions are not 
        inconsistent with section 221.54 and this section. 
           Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 296A.18, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [SNOWMOBILE.] Approximately one percent in fiscal 
        years 1998 and, 1999, and 2000, and three-fourths of one percent 
        thereafter, of all gasoline received in and produced or brought 
        into this state, except gasoline used for aviation purposes, is 
        being used as fuel for the operation of snowmobiles in this 
        state, and of the total revenue derived from the imposition of 
        the gasoline fuel tax for uses other than for aviation purposes, 
        one percent in fiscal years 1998, and 1999, and 2000, and 
        three-fourths of one percent thereafter, of such revenues is the 
        amount of tax on fuel used in snowmobiles operated in this state.
           Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299A.01, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [DEPARTMENT ADVERTISING SALES; 
        APPROPRIATION.] The commissioner may accept paid advertising for 
        departmental publications.  Advertising revenues received are 
        appropriated to the commissioner to be used to defray costs of 
        publications, media productions, or other informational 
        materials.  The commissioner may not accept paid advertising 
        from an elected official or candidate for elective office. 
           Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 360.531, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FIRST YEAR OF LIFE.] "First year of life" means 
        the year of model designation of the aircraft, or, if there be 
        no model designation it shall mean the year of manufacture year 
        the aircraft was manufactured. 
           Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 360.55, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [COLLECTOR'S AIRCRAFT; PIONEER LICENSE SPECIAL 
        PLATES.] (a) For purposes of this subdivision: 
           (1) "antique aircraft" means an aircraft constructed by the 
        original manufacturer, or its licensee, on or before December 
        31, 1945, with the exception of certain pre-World War II 
        aircraft models that had only a small post-war production, such 
        as Beechcraft Staggerwing, Fairchild 24, and Monocoupe; and 
           (2) "classic aircraft" means an aircraft constructed by the 
        original manufacturer, or its licensee, on or after January 1, 
        1946, and has a first year of life that precedes the date of 
        registration by at least 50 years. 
           Any (b) If an antique or classic aircraft built by the 
        original manufacturer prior to December 31, 1939, and is owned 
        and operated solely as a collector's item shall be listed, its 
        owner may list it for taxation and registration as follows:  A 
        sworn affidavit shall be executed stating the name and address 
        of the owner, the name and address of the person from whom 
        purchased, the make of the aircraft, year and model number of 
        the aircraft, the federal aircraft registration number, the 
        manufacturer's identification number and that the aircraft is 
        owned and operated solely as a collector's item and not for 
        general transportation or commercial operations purposes.  The 
        affidavit shall be filed with the commissioner along with a fee 
        of $25.  
           (c) Upon satisfaction that the affidavit is true and 
        correct, the commissioner shall issue to the applicant special 
        number plates, decalcomania labels or stamps bearing the 
        inscription "Pioneer Classic" or "Antique," "Minnesota" and the 
        registration number but no date.  The special number plates, 
        decalcomania labels or stamps are valid without renewal as long 
        as the owner operates the aircraft solely as a collector's item. 
           (d) Should such an antique or classic aircraft be operated 
        other than as a collector's item, the pioneer special number 
        plates, decalcomania labels or stamps shall be void and removed, 
        and the owner shall list the aircraft for taxation and 
        registration in accordance with the other provisions of sections 
        360.511 to 360.67.  
           (e) Upon the sale of such an antique or classic aircraft, 
        the new owner must list the aircraft for taxation and 
        registration in accordance with the provisions of this 
        subdivision, (including the payment of a $25 fee) to obtain 
        new special plates or payment of a $5 fee to retain and transfer 
        the existing special plates to the name of the new owner, or the 
        other provisions of sections 360.511 to 360.67, whichever is 
        applicable. 
           (f) In the event of defacement, loss or destruction of the 
        special number plates, decalcomania labels or stamps, and upon 
        receiving and filing a sworn affidavit of the aircraft owner 
        setting forth the circumstances, together with any defaced 
        plates, labels or stamps and a fee of $5, the commissioner shall 
        issue replacement plates, labels or stamps.  The commissioner 
        shall note on the records the issue of replacement number and 
        shall proceed to cancel the original plates, labels or stamps. 
           Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 368.01, 
        subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [TAXIS, HAULERS, CAR RENTERS.] The town board 
        may by ordinance license and regulate baggage wagons, dray 
        drivers, taxicabs, and automobile rental agencies and liveries.  
        At a minimum, an ordinance to license or regulate taxicabs or 
        small vehicle passenger service must provide for driver 
        qualifications, insurance, vehicle safety, and periodic vehicle 
        inspections. 
           Sec. 73.  [388.151] [UNMARKED VEHICLES; LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Vehicles used by county attorneys to investigate 
        allegations of criminal wrongdoings, to assist crime victims or 
        witnesses, to aid in prosecuting criminal offenses, and for 
        other uses consistent with the duties of the county attorney 
        which the county attorney elects to operate as unmarked must be 
        registered and must display passenger vehicle classification 
        license number plates.  The registrar of motor vehicles shall 
        furnish the license plates at cost upon application and 
        certification signed by the county attorney that the vehicles 
        will be used exclusively for the purposes authorized by this 
        section. 
           Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 412.221, 
        subdivision 20, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 20.  [TAXIS, HAULERS, CAR RENTERS.] The council shall 
        have power by ordinance to license and regulate baggage wagons, 
        dray drivers, taxicabs, and automobile rental agencies and 
        liveries.  At a minimum, an ordinance to license or regulate 
        taxicabs or small vehicle passenger service must provide for 
        driver qualifications, insurance, vehicle safety, and periodic 
        vehicle inspections. 
           Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 458A.06, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [PROCEEDINGS BEFORE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
        AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES.] The transit commission may 
        petition the public utilities commission commissioner of 
        transportation for changes in rates of operators of public 
        transit systems serving the transit area.  Upon receipt of such 
        petition, the public utilities commission commissioner shall 
        order a hearing and conduct further proceedings thereon as 
        provided by section 221.041, and other applicable laws and 
        regulations rules.  The transit commission may appear in behalf 
        of the public interest in any such proceedings or in any other 
        proceeding before the public utilities commission department of 
        transportation, the interstate commerce commission federal 
        agencies, the courts, or other public authorities involving any 
        matter relating to public transit within or affecting the 
        transit area. 
           Sec. 76.  [473.906] [REPORT TO LEGISLATURE.] 
           The metropolitan radio board shall report to the 
        legislature no later than March 1, 2000, concerning the status 
        of the 800-MHz system.  The report shall include:  projected 
        cost of the system; identification of groups of taxpayers or 
        persons who pay fees who will pay for each part of the system; 
        the number of radios purchased by any government unit; and an 
        identification of manufacturers that have agreed to, or are 
        expected to respond to requests for proposals to, deliver radios 
        to the state or any government unit in connection with the 
        800-MHz project. 
           Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.671, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [HAZARDOUS WASTE; UNLAWFUL TREATMENT, STORAGE, 
        TRANSPORTATION, OR DELIVERY.] (a) A person is guilty of a felony 
        who knowingly does any of the following: 
           (1) delivers hazardous waste to any person other than a 
        person who is authorized to receive the waste under rules 
        adopted under section 116.07, subdivision 4, or under United 
        States Code, title 42, sections 6921 to 6938; 
           (2) treats or stores hazardous waste without a permit if a 
        permit is required, or in violation of a material term or 
        condition of a permit held by the person, unless: 
           (i) the person notifies the agency prior to the time a 
        permit would be required that the person will be treating or 
        storing waste without a permit; or 
           (ii) for a violation of a material term or condition of a 
        permit, the person immediately notifies the agency issuing the 
        permit of the circumstances of the violation as soon as the 
        person becomes aware of the violation; 
           (3) transports hazardous waste to any location other than a 
        facility that is authorized to receive, treat, store, or dispose 
        of the hazardous waste under rules adopted under section 116.07, 
        subdivision 4, or under United States Code, title 42, sections 
        6921 to 6938; 
           (4) transports hazardous waste without a manifest as 
        required by the rules under sections section 116.07, subdivision 
        4, and 221.172; or 
           (5) transports hazardous waste without a license required 
        for the transportation of hazardous waste by chapter 221. 
           (b) A person convicted under this subdivision may be 
        sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years, or to 
        payment of a fine of not more than $25,000, or both.  A person 
        convicted for a second or subsequent offense may be sentenced to 
        imprisonment for not more than five years, or to payment of a 
        fine of not more than $50,000, or both. 
           Sec. 78.  Laws 1995, chapter 195, article 1, section 18, is 
        amended to read: 
           Sec. 18.  [SUNSET.] 
           The metropolitan radio board is abolished effective July 1, 
        1999 2002.  Effective July 1, 1999 2002, the board's duties and 
        responsibilities are transferred to the metropolitan council or 
        an appropriate state agency, as provided by law, based on the 
        reports submitted by the metropolitan council under section 7, 
        subdivision 3, of this article.  The designated agency is the 
        successor to all the property, interests, obligations, and rules 
        of the metropolitan radio board. 
           Sec. 79.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 17, subdivision 
        3, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 3.  Transitways                                46,500,000 
        (a) This appropriation is to match 
        federal and local funding for the 
        planning, design, engineering, and 
        construction of transitways in the 
        metropolitan area. 
        (b) $40,000,000 is for the preliminary 
        engineering, final design, and 
        construction of light rail transit in 
        the Hiawatha Avenue corridor from 
        downtown Minneapolis through 
        Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
        Airport and the site of the former Met 
        Center or surrounding area with a 
        terminus in southern Hennepin or 
        northern Dakota county. 
        The Hiawatha Avenue corridor management 
        committee created pursuant to Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 473.3994, subdivision 
        10, shall establish an advisory 
        committee of: 
        (1) individuals who reside near the 
        proposed corridor; 
        (2) representatives of businesses 
        located within one mile on either side 
        of the corridor; and 
        (3) elected officials, including 
        legislators, who represent the area in 
        which the Hiawatha corridor is located. 
        The advisory committee shall advise the 
        corridor management committee on issues 
        relating to the preliminary 
        engineering, final design, and 
        construction of light rail facilities, 
        including the proposed alignment for 
        the corridor. 
        (c) The funds in this paragraph must be 
        distributed as grants to appropriate 
        county regional rail authorities as 
        follows: 
        (1) $3,000,000 to match federal funding 
        for a major investment study, 
        engineering, and implementation in the 
        Riverview corridor between the east 
        side of St. Paul and the 
        Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
        Airport and the Mall of America; 
        (2) $1,500,000 to match federal funding 
        for a major investment study, 
        engineering, and implementation in the 
        Northstar corridor linking downtown 
        Minneapolis to the St. Cloud area and 
        to study the feasibility:  (i) of 
        extending the corridor from St. Cloud 
        to Little Falls and providing commuter 
        rail service within this corridor; and 
        (ii) of commuter rail and other 
        transportation improvements within the 
        corridor; 
        (3) $500,000 to study potential transit 
        improvements and engineering studies in 
        the Cedar Avenue corridor to link the 
        Hiawatha, Riverview, and Northstar 
        transit corridors with Dakota county; 
        and 
        (4) $500,000 to develop engineering 
        documents for a commuter rail line from 
        Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul 
        through southern Washington county to 
        Hastings. 
        The commissioner of transportation, in 
        coordination with the North Star 
        Corridor Joint Powers Authority and the 
        St. Cloud area planning agency, shall 
        study the transportation needs within 
        the St. Cloud metropolitan area.  
        (d) $1,000,000 is available as grants 
        to appropriate county regional rail 
        authorities to conduct major investment 
        studies and to develop engineering 
        documents for commuter rail lines in 
        the following corridors: 
        (1) the Young America corridor from 
        Carver county to Minneapolis and St. 
        Paul; 
        (2) the Bethel corridor linking 
        Cambridge with the Northstar corridor 
        in Anoka county; 
        (3) the Northwest corridor from 
        downtown Minneapolis to the Northwest 
        suburbs of Hennepin county; and 
        (4) other commuter rail corridors 
        identified in phase II of the 
        department of transportation's commuter 
        rail service study, except for the 
        corridors identified in paragraph (c). 
        The appropriation in this paragraph is 
        not available until the completion of 
        the commuter rail service study as 
        provided in Laws 1997, chapter 159, 
        article 2, section 51.  The funds may 
        be made available only after approval 
        by the commissioner of transportation 
        of an application submitted by county 
        regional rail authorities that is 
        consistent with the results of the 
        commuter rail service study and 
        demonstrates a coordinated 
        implementation strategy. 
           Sec. 80.  [PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study of 
        restoring and extending Amtrak rail passenger service to connect 
        the Twin Cities, Duluth, and the Iron Range.  The study must 
        include, among other things: 
           (1) the feasibility and desirability of providing the 
        service, including connecting the service with potential 
        commuter rail and light rail routes identified by the 
        commissioner; 
           (2) anticipated operating costs, and capital costs if any; 
           (3) projected ridership of the service and means to 
        maximize ridership; 
           (4) examination of alternative rail routes, including track 
        improvement issues, condition of depot facilities, travel time, 
        and optimal operating schedules; 
           (5) analysis of alternative revenue sources, including 
        federal TEA-21, regional railroad authorities, and the transport 
        of United States mail; and 
           (6) examination of successful Amtrak-state-local 
        partnerships in several other states, including Washington, 
        North Carolina, New York, and California. 
        During the course of the study, the various regional railroad 
        authorities located along the proposed routes are encouraged to 
        cooperate with and provide the commissioner with any requested 
        technical assistance. 
           The commissioner shall report to the governor and 
        legislature on the results of the study not later than February 
        1, 2000. 
           Sec. 81.  [TAXI REGULATION STUDY.] 
           The metropolitan council shall study and make 
        recommendations to the legislature no later than February 1, 
        2000, concerning regulation by a single agency of taxicabs in 
        the metropolitan area. 
           Sec. 82.  [RECOMMENDATIONS.] 
           The department of public safety shall review Minnesota 
        Statutes, sections 169.48 to 169.66, and any other sections of 
        law that relate to vehicle lighting, and shall, on or before 
        February 15, 2000, recommend to the legislature modifications in 
        the law or administrative procedure to: 
           (1) clarify types, colors, brightness, and placement of 
        allowable vehicle lighting; 
           (2) give adequate notice to the public and to law 
        enforcement concerning vehicle lighting that is in violation of 
        the law; 
           (3) ensure expedient administrative approval or disapproval 
        of lighting devices; and 
           (4) allow vehicles to display the maximum range of vehicle 
        lighting that is consistent with public safety. 
           Sec. 83.  [REPORT; LARGE URBANIZED TRANSIT SYSTEMS.] 
           (a) The legislative auditor is requested to gather 
        information and report to the chairs of the house and senate 
        committees on transportation policy and finance by October 1, 
        1999, on expenditures and amount and sources of revenues, 
        including revenues from farebox sources, governmental 
        assistance, and contracts, of the Duluth transit authority for 
        calendar years 1994 through 1998. 
           (b) The commissioner of transportation and the Duluth 
        transit authority shall submit to the chairs of the house and 
        senate committees on transportation policy and finance no later 
        than October 1, 1999, a joint recommendation concerning the 
        appropriate percentage of total operating cost to be paid from 
        local sources by recipients of large urbanized area transit 
        state operating assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        174.24, subdivision 3b. 
           Sec. 84.  [STATE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY; PROPOSAL.] 
           (a) The director of the office of strategic and long-range 
        planning shall develop, in coordination with the metropolitan 
        council and the commissioners of transportation, trade and 
        economic development, and natural resources, a 20-year state 
        development strategy.  The strategy must include: 
           (1) forecasts, issues, goals, and policies relating to 
        development and the connection between transportation, land use, 
        environmental protection, energy, and economic development; 
           (2) an identification of major development and 
        transportation corridors in the state; 
           (3) an identification of cultural and natural features and 
        resources of statewide, regional, and local significance; 
           (4) recommendations for coordinated state investments 
        necessary to achieve goals and policies in the area of 
        infrastructure, including transportation and wastewater 
        treatment facilities; 
           (5) a description of any legislation or programmatic 
        changes necessary to implement the plan; 
           (6) recommendation for approaches for coordinating local 
        government decisions with the strategy; and 
           (7) a process for encompassing the community-based planning 
        goals in Minnesota Statutes, section 4A.08, including citizen 
        participation and intergovernmental cooperation. 
           (b) The director shall submit to the legislature by 
        February 15, 2000, an evaluation and proposal for preparing the 
        state development strategy based on development of a prototype 
        strategy for the I-94 corridor area between the metropolitan 
        area and St. Cloud. 
           Sec. 85.  [CONVERSION OF CERTIFICATES.] 
           A motor carrier of passengers with a valid certificate or 
        permit issued by the transportation regulation board, public 
        service commission, public utilities commission, or commissioner 
        of transportation before January 1, 2000, is deemed to have 
        registered under Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0252, and the 
        commissioner of transportation shall issue a certificate of 
        registration to the carrier.  A certificate of registration 
        issued under this section must include a date between January 1, 
        2001, and December 31, 2001, on which it expires.  Before a 
        certificate of registration expires, after giving notice to the 
        carrier, the commissioner shall follow the procedures in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0252, to renew the carrier's 
        registration.  Minnesota Statutes, section 221.124, does not 
        apply to a carrier who is issued a certificate of registration 
        under this section. 
           Sec. 86.  [MOTOR CARRIER SERVICE AT MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL 
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.] 
           Until July 1, 2000, only a motor carrier with a valid 
        certificate, permit, or certificate of registration, issued by 
        the transportation regulation board, public service 
        commissioner, public utilities commission, or commissioner of 
        transportation, or a carrier specifically authorized by the 
        metropolitan airports commission, may pick up passengers at the 
        Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 
           Sec. 87.  [UTILITY RELOCATION STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of transportation, in consultation with 
        representatives of the highway construction and utility 
        industries, shall study issues related to relocating or removing 
        utilities from highway construction projects.  The study must 
        include (1) notice given to utilities about construction 
        projects that affect utility facilities, and (2) the rights and 
        responsibilities of the department of transportation, highway 
        construction contractors, and utilities.  The commissioner shall 
        report by January 15, 2000, to the house and senate committees 
        with jurisdiction over transportation policy on recommendations 
        for actions by the department or the legislature. 
           Sec. 88.  [FEDERAL FUNDS.] 
           The commissioner of transportation shall take no action 
        under section 29 that would result in a loss of federal funds to 
        the state. 
           Sec. 89.  [PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM; 
        AGREEMENT.] 
           Notwithstanding any other law, in order to facilitate 
        construction of the initial backbone of the public safety radio 
        communication system in the metropolitan area, the commissioner 
        of transportation may enter into a contract under which a 
        private telecommunications company agrees to (1) construct a 
        telecommunications tower acceptable to the commissioner on land 
        owned by the Minnesota correctional facility-Lino Lakes and 
        leased to the commissioner and the metropolitan radio board, and 
        (2) deliver to the commissioner title to the tower, free of all 
        encumbrances.  The commissioner may accept the tower in exchange 
        for allowing the private telecommunications company delivering 
        title to the tower to locate telecommunications equipment 
        without charge on state-owned buildings or structures under the 
        commissioner's jurisdiction and control.  The commissioner may 
        enter into a contract under this section only with a company 
        that responded to a request for proposals issued in August 1998 
        by the commissioner of administration for radio tower 
        construction.  The value of the location of privately owned 
        equipment on state-owned buildings or structures for the 
        duration of the contract must be similar to the value of the 
        tower constructed for the commissioner.  A contract authorized 
        under this section may be for a term of not more than 20 years.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.15 and 16A.41, 
        a contract authorized under this section may provide that the 
        commissioner will pay for the unamortized cost of the tower if 
        the contract is canceled before its expiration.  Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapters 16B and 16C, do not apply to a contract 
        authorized under this section.  A contract authorized by this 
        section is not valid until approved by the attorney general. 
           Sec. 90.  [REPORT.] 
           The commissioner of public safety shall report to the 
        chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees on 
        transportation policy and transportation finance on February 15, 
        2000, and February 15, 2001, on revenue from the sale of 
        advertising in department publications and expenditure of that 
        revenue. 
           Sec. 91.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
           The revisor of statutes shall make cross-reference changes 
        in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules consistent with the 
        renumbering of clauses in section 23.  
           Sec. 92.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 168.011, subdivision 
        36; 168.1281; 221.011, subdivisions 7, 9, 20, 21, 32, and 34; 
        221.041; 221.051; 221.061; 221.071; 221.081; 221.121, 
        subdivisions 6b and 6h; 221.172, subdivision 9; 221.281; and 
        221.85, are repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.3998, is repealed. 
           Sec. 93.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 21 and 22 are effective the day following final 
        enactment, and are repealed on July 31, 2000.  Sections 2, 15, 
        32, 33, 35 to 67, 72, 74, 75, 77, and 85 are effective January 
        1, 2000.  Sections 7 to 14 are effective July 1, 2000.  Section 
        27 is effective July 1, 1999, for Minnesota identification cards 
        issued on and after that date.  Sections 4, 5, and 30 are 
        effective July 1, 2001. 
           Presented to the governor May 24, 1999 
           Signed by the governor May 25, 1999, 3:00 p.m.