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                            CHAPTER 479-H.F.No. 2891 
                  An act relating to transportation; appropriating money 
                  for transportation, public safety, and other purposes; 
                  modifying previous appropriations; providing for 
                  bonding for highways; requiring studies and reports; 
                  establishing working group to assess impact of DM&E 
                  rail line project; establishing major transportation 
                  projects commission; repealing sunset of provision 
                  authorizing certain lights on top of delivery 
                  vehicles; providing for approval of and payment under 
                  supplemental goods or services agreements of the 
                  commissioner of transportation; authorizing suspension 
                  of motor vehicle registration when tax is paid by 
                  dishonored check; exempting dealers in firefighting 
                  equipment from motor vehicle dealer licensing; 
                  providing for inspection of vehicles of motor 
                  carriers; providing for photo identification equipment 
                  for driver's license agents; restricting expenditures 
                  on commuter rail; restricting application for federal 
                  aid for Hiawatha Avenue light rail transit; modifying 
                  provisions relating to prepaid, temporary, vehicle 
                  identification cards for motor carrier vehicles; 
                  authorizing naming rights for light rail transit 
                  stations; restricting expenditures from trunk highway 
                  fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 
                  161.20, subdivision 3; 161.32, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 167.50, subdivision 2; 168.27, 
                  subdivision 8; 169.781, by adding a subdivision; 
                  221.131, subdivision 4; 221.132; and 473.405, 
                  subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, 
                  sections 144E.29; 144E.31, subdivision 3; 168.17; 
                  171.061, subdivision 4; 174.88; and 221.0252, 
                  subdivision 7; Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, 
                  sections 1 and 7, subdivisions 1 and 3; chapter 223, 
                  article 1, sections 1 and 2, subdivisions 1 and 4; 
                  chapter 238, article 1, sections 1; 2, subdivision 12; 
                  5; and 7; article 2, section 93; chapter 241, article 
                  10, section 5, subdivision 2; chapter 245, article 1, 
                  sections 1 and 6; and chapter 250, article 1, sections 
                  1 and 2, subdivisions 1 and 4; proposing coding for 
                  new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 

                                   ARTICLE 1 
                         TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS 
        Section 1.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
        the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for the 
        purposes indicated, for fiscal year 2001. 
                                    SUMMARY 
        TRANSPORTATION                                     $566,551,000
        METROPOLITAN COUNCIL                                 20,000,000 
        PUBLIC SAFETY                                           119,000 
        TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                          750,000 
        FINANCE                                              15,100,000
        TOTAL                                              $602,520,000
        Trunk Highway Bond Proceeds Account                 100,100,000
        Trunk Highway Fund                                  102,298,000 
        General Fund                                        400,122,000 
                                                         APPROPRIATIONS
                                                         $ 
        Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION                                         
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of
        transportation for the purposes specified 
        in this section                                     566,551,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Trunk Highway Bond         
        Proceeds Account                     100,100,000
        Trunk Highway Fund                   102,179,000
        General Fund                         364,372,000
        Subd. 2.  Trunk Highway Construction                100,000,000 
        This appropriation is from the bond 
        proceeds account in the trunk highway 
        fund. 
        This appropriation is available for 
        expenditure beginning July 1, 2000. 
        The commissioner may not spend more 
        than $14,000,000 of this appropriation 
        for program delivery. 
        This appropriation is for 
        reconstruction and replacement of key 
        bridges on the state trunk highway 
        system; for construction, improvement, 
        and maintenance of the interregional 
        corridor system as identified by the 
        commissioner; for the improvement of 
        highways classified as bottlenecks by 
        the commissioner; for providing 
        highway-related advantages for transit; 
        and for acquisition of properties 
        necessary to locate, construct, 
        reconstruct, improve, and maintain the 
        trunk highway system.  Before this 
        appropriation may be used, the 
        commissioner of transportation must 
        demonstrate to the commissioner of 
        finance that the proposed use of debt 
        financing to accelerate the project is 
        a cost-effective investment of state 
        funds. 
        Subd. 3.  State Road Construction                   359,000,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Trunk Highway                      76,500,000
        General                           282,500,000
        (a) Of this appropriation: 
        (1) $177,000,000 is for state trunk 
        highway improvements within the 
        seven-county metropolitan area 
        primarily for the purpose of improving 
        traffic flow and expanding highway 
        capacity by eliminating traffic 
        bottlenecks; 
        (2) $177,000,000 is for improvements on 
        state trunk highways outside the 
        seven-county metropolitan area that the 
        commissioner designates as at-risk 
        interregional corridors; and 
        (3) $5,000,000 is for bus transit ways 
        or highway-related transit advantages. 
        (b) Of the appropriations under this 
        section, the commissioner may not spend 
        more than $50,000,000 for program 
        delivery. 
        (c) The appropriation under this 
        section is available through June 30, 
        2003.  On July 1, 2003, any part of 
        this appropriation not spent cancels to 
        the trunk highway fund.  The 
        commissioner shall report by February 
        1, 2003, to the chairs of the senate 
        and house of representatives committees 
        having jurisdiction over transportation 
        policy and transportation finance on 
        any projects that the department of 
        transportation has scheduled to be 
        constructed with this appropriation 
        that the commissioner determines will 
        be canceled or delayed as a result of 
        any part of this appropriation 
        canceling to the trunk highway fund.  
        For purposes of this paragraph, money 
        encumbered by the commissioner for a 
        trunk highway project is considered to 
        be spent. 
        Subd. 4.  Report on Projects 
        The commissioner shall by August 1 of 
        each calendar year from 2000 to 2002 
        report to the chairs of the senate and 
        house of representatives committees 
        with jurisdiction over transportation 
        policy and finance on the status of 
        each project that is financed in whole 
        or in part from the money appropriated 
        under subdivisions 2 and 3.  For each 
        such project the report must identify:  
        (1) the estimated full cost; (2) a 
        schedule for completion; (3) the 
        current status of right-of-way 
        acquisition and environmental review; 
        and (4) the project's status in the 
        commissioner's current statewide 
        transportation improvement program. 
        Subd. 5.  Local Roads                                30,000,000
        Of this appropriation, the commissioner 
        shall transfer $23,800,000 to the 
        county state-aid highway fund and 
        $6,200,000 to the municipal state-aid 
        street fund.  These amounts are added 
        to the appropriation for local roads in 
        Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, 
        subdivision 6.  This appropriation is 
        available until spent. 
        Subd. 6.  Trunk Highway Facility Projects            25,674,000
        The appropriations in this subdivision 
        are from the trunk highway fund. 
        (a) St. Cloud Headquarters
        Addition                                       10,350,000
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip an addition to and remodeling of 
        the St. Cloud headquarters building. 
        (b) Detroit Lakes
        Headquarters Addition                           8,724,000
        To construct an addition to and remodel 
        the Detroit Lakes district headquarters 
        building. 
        (c) Regional Transportation
        Management Center                               5,000,000
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip a regional transportation 
        management center and integrate it with 
        the existing metropolitan headquarters 
        building in Roseville.  This 
        appropriation anticipates up to 
        $15,774,000 in matching federal money. 
        Within three years of the date on which 
        occupation of the new transportation 
        management center has been completed, 
        the commissioner must sell the building 
        that was being used as the traffic 
        management center on the effective date 
        of this act to an entity other than the 
        state or a state agency.  This 
        requirement does not apply if the 
        commissioner determines that no offers 
        made to the commissioner for purchase 
        of the building will return fair market 
        value for it.  
        (d) Moorhead Truck Station                      1,600,000 
        To construct, furnish, and equip a new 
        truck station building in Moorhead in 
        partnership with the city of Moorhead 
        and Clay county. 
        (e) The $514,000 appropriation in Laws 
        1996, chapter 463, section 19, 
        subdivision 5, clause (20), for the 
        addition to the Dilworth truck station 
        is canceled. 
        Subd. 7.  Rail Service Improvement                    5,000,000
        For purposes defined under the rail 
        service improvement program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 222.46 to 
        222.63.  
        Subd. 8.  North Star Corridor
        North Extension Study                                   100,000
        To study the feasibility of extending 
        the North Star commuter rail corridor 
        between Minneapolis and St. Cloud north 
        of the city of Little Falls.  This 
        appropriation must be used to match 
        federal funds. 
        Subd. 9.  DM&E Working Group                            100,000
        (a) The commissioner of transportation 
        or the commissioner's designee shall 
        convene a multiagency working group 
        consisting of the commissioners of 
        public safety, pollution control 
        agency, agriculture, trade and economic 
        development, and transportation, and 
        director of Minnesota Planning, or 
        their designees.  The director of 
        Minnesota Planning or the director's 
        designee shall serve as chair of the 
        working group. 
        (b) The working group will complete the 
        following tasks: 
        (1) evaluate the environmental impact 
        statement of the surface transportation 
        board (STB) concerning the DM&E rail 
        line project, summarize its findings 
        and directives, and determine whether 
        and to what extent the STB's assessment 
        may have failed in identifying the DM&E 
        rail line project's impact on the 
        state; and 
        (2) develop and present recommendations 
        to the legislature of how to maximize 
        opportunities to move Minnesota 
        products to market on the DM&E railroad 
        while minimizing environmental, social, 
        and other public costs. 
        (c) Included in the evaluation and 
        recommendations must be methods to: 
        (1) maximize the volume of Minnesota 
        products shipped on the DM&E rail line 
        including consideration of 
        modifications to ports and other 
        infrastructure which could enhance and 
        benefit the state; 
        (2) assure appropriate environmental 
        protections are used to minimize land 
        use, protect wetlands, and mitigate 
        noise or other environmental impacts; 
        (3) involve local units of government 
        in siting issues and right-of-way 
        acquisitions; and 
        (4) determine what direct and indirect 
        costs are likely to accrue to local 
        units of government and private 
        property owners as a result of the 
        project, including, but not limited to, 
        costs for mitigation, right-of-way 
        acquisitions, and crossing safety. 
        (d) The commissioners shall directly 
        negotiate and advocate with the rail 
        line to assure timely access for 
        shipping Minnesota products and to 
        assure minimal environmental and social 
        impact.  The working group shall 
        present an interim report to the 
        legislature by January 15, 2001, and a 
        final report to the legislature no 
        later than six months following the 
        date of issuance of the STB's draft 
        environmental impact statement. 
        Subd. 10.  Port Development Assistance                 2,000,000 
        For port development assistance grants. 
        The grants must be made to political 
        subdivisions for capital improvements 
        constructed after the effective date of 
        this appropriation under Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 457A.  Any 
        improvement made with the proceeds of 
        these grants must be owned by a public 
        body. 
        Subd. 11.  Local Bridge
        Replacement and Rehabilitation                       39,000,000
        To match federal money and to replace 
        or rehabilitate local deficient bridges.
        Political subdivisions may use grants 
        made under this subdivision to 
        construct or reconstruct bridges, 
        including: 
        (1) matching federal aid grants to 
        construct or reconstruct key bridges; 
        (2) paying the costs of preliminary 
        engineering and environmental studies 
        authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 174.50, subdivision 6a; 
        (3) paying the costs to abandon an 
        existing bridge that is deficient and 
        in need of replacement, but where no 
        replacement will be made; and 
        (4) paying the costs to construct a 
        road or street to facilitate the 
        abandonment of an existing bridge 
        determined by the commissioner to be 
        deficient, if the commissioner 
        determines that construction of the 
        road or street is more economical than 
        replacing the existing bridge. 
        Subd. 12. Sales Tax                                   4,800,000 
        For payment of sales tax that may not 
        be paid from the trunk highway fund. 
        Subd. 13.  Transit                                      872,000
        For grants to public transit systems 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        174.24, to acquire rolling stock and 
        intelligent transportation system 
        technologies, and for operating 
        assistance.  Priority must be given to 
        projects to match available federal 
        money.  Up to $450,000 may be used for 
        transit operating assistance.  This 
        appropriation does not add to the 
        agency's budget base. 
        Subd. 14.  Major Projects Commission                      5,000 
        From the trunk highway fund for 
        expenses relating to the major 
        transportation projects commission, 
        including expenses of nonlegislative 
        members. 
        Sec. 3.  METROPOLITAN COUNCIL TRANSIT                         
        Subdivision 1.  To the metropolitan   
        council for the purposes specified
        in this section                                      20,000,000
        Subd. 2.  Bus Garages                                10,000,000
        To construct bus garages.  This 
        appropriation is available until spent. 
        Subd. 3.  Bus Transit Ways                            6,300,000
        For engineering, design, and 
        construction of bus transit ways, 
        including, but not limited to, 
        acquisition of land and rights-of-way.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        spent. 
        Subd. 4.  Metropolitan Transit Operations             3,700,000 
        This appropriation does not add to the 
        agency's budget base. 
        Sec. 4.  PUBLIC SAFETY                                  119,000 
        Subdivision 1.  Driver's License
        Photographic Equipment                                  119,000
        For grants to driver's license agents 
        to pay monthly lease and maintenance 
        costs of photo identification equipment.
        Subd. 2.  Training Facility 
        The unobligated balance of the 
        appropriation in Laws 1998, chapter 
        404, section 21, subdivision 2, for the 
        Camp Ripley training facility, is 
        canceled. 
        Sec. 5.  TRADE AND   
        ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                    750,000
        To the commissioner of trade and 
        economic development for a grant to the 
        Upper Minnesota Valley Regional 
        Development Commission for the 
        Minnesota River Tourism Initiative 
        serving six rural Minnesota counties 
        and multiple communities in west 
        central Minnesota.  The grant must be 
        used for planning, predesign, and 
        design of three staffed travel 
        information centers. * (The preceding 
        section was indicated as vetoed by the 
        governor.) 
        Sec. 6.  FINANCE                                     15,100,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Trunk Highway Bond        
        Proceeds Account                         100,000 
        General Fund                          15,000,000 
        Subdivision 1.  Bond Sale Expenses                      100,000 
        This appropriation is from the bond 
        proceeds account in the trunk highway 
        fund for bond sale expenses under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, 
        subdivision 8. 
        Subd. 2.  Transportation Revolving Loan Fund         15,000,000 
        For transfer to the highway account in 
        the transportation revolving loan fund. 
           Sec. 7.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.] 
           To provide the money appropriated in this act from the 
        trunk highway bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance 
        shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to 
        $100,100,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect 
        prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and 
        by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the 
        times and in the amounts requested by the commissioner of 
        transportation.  The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued 
        interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must 
        be credited to a bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
           Sec. 8.  [COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION; RAMP METER 
        STUDY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary, the 
        commissioner shall order that all meters on access ramps to a 
        freeway or expressway, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        160.02, display flashing yellow lights for a period of time 
        determined by the commissioner.  
           This section does not prohibit temporary closure or other 
        traffic flow restrictions of access ramps to a freeway or 
        expressway in the interests of public safety. 
           (b) The commissioner shall study and report to the 
        legislature by February 1, 2001, the traffic flow and highway 
        safety results on expressways and freeways for the period of the 
        study.  The department shall gather and compile any relevant 
        facts, comparisons, statistics, or other relevant data and 
        report its findings of fact and conclusions.  
           Sec. 9.  [REPORT; METRO MOBILITY.] 
           (a) The metropolitan council shall report to the chairs of 
        the senate and house of representatives committees having 
        jurisdiction over transportation policy and transportation 
        finance on the future of the metro mobility paratransit system.  
        The report must include options, alternatives, and strategies 
        for: 
           (1) increasing the availability of metro mobility service 
        to meet present and anticipated demand; 
           (2) integrating metro mobility service into the new and 
        expanded transit services described in the council's regional 
        transit master plan; 
           (3) integration of private taxi services to provide a more 
        efficient pick up and delivery system, and potential savings 
        from doing so; and 
           (4) changes in state or federal law, including, but not 
        limited to, changes in fare structure and requirements, to 
        increase effectiveness of the service.  
           (b) In conducting the study and preparing the report, the 
        council shall consult with its transportation accessibility 
        advisory council. 
           (c) The council shall submit the report by February 1, 2001.
           Sec. 10.  [PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SYSTEM STUDY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PLANNING COMMITTEE.] The commissioners of 
        administration, transportation, and public safety shall convene 
        a planning committee to report to the legislature on a plan for 
        development of an 800 megahertz, statewide, shared public safety 
        radio system.  The planning committee shall provide a means for 
        inclusion of input from representatives of local governments and 
        major system user groups. 
           Subd. 2.  [REPORT CONTENTS.] The committee shall review: 
           (1) current and future needs and capacities of radio 
        systems in outstate areas; 
           (2) the potential for implementation of a multi-agency and 
        multijurisdictional shared radio system; 
           (3) potential guidelines for governance and system 
        participation by state and local units of government; and 
           (4) statutory changes required to implement a statewide, 
        800 megahertz, shared public safety radio system. 
           Subd. 3.  [REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS.] In performing the duties 
        under this section, the planning committee may consider: 
           (1) assessment of current uses, needs, and capacities, 
        including growth and expansion capacities, by each local 
        government and by each major user group; 
           (2) estimates of future needs by each local government and 
        by each major user group; 
           (3) estimates by each local government and by each major 
        user group of the anticipated level and timeline for utilizing 
        the radio system; 
           (4) analysis of the expected costs of implementing the 
        radio system; and 
           (5) proposed funding mechanisms, including options for 
        allocating costs among local governments and user groups. 
           Subd. 4.  [PUBLIC MEETINGS.] After completing its duties 
        under subdivisions 2 and 3, the planning committee shall prepare 
        a draft report to local governments and major user groups in all 
        outstate areas.  The draft report must also be made available to 
        the public.  After preparing and disseminating the draft report 
        and before presenting the final report to the legislature, the 
        planning committee shall meet with representatives of local 
        governments and user groups in each department of public safety 
        radio communication district to explain the report and seek 
        comment. 
           Subd. 5.  [REPORT.] By February 1, 2001, the commissioner 
        of administration shall report to the legislature on the 
        findings and recommendations of the planning committee.  The 
        report must also identify any changes in statutory authority and 
        funding options necessary to provide for implementation of the 
        statewide, 800 megahertz, shared, public safety radio system. 
           Sec. 11.  [LIGHT RAIL; FEDERAL FUNDS.] 
           The commissioner of transportation may not apply to the 
        federal government for any federal funds for light rail transit 
        in the Hiawatha Avenue corridor other than federal funds that 
        under federal law or regulation may only be used for transit 
        capital projects.  This section does not prohibit the 
        commissioner from using federal funds that are identified in the 
        2001-2003 statewide transportation improvement program for the 
        Hiawatha Avenue corridor highway and light rail project. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 12.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 2, section 93, is 
        amended to read: 
           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. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 161.32, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTAL 
        AGREEMENTS.] Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, when goods 
        or services are provided to the commissioner under an agreement 
        supplemental to a contract for work on a trunk highway, the 
        commissioner or designee may approve the supplemental agreement. 
        Payment of valid state obligations must be made within 30 days 
        of approval of the work or submission by the contractor of an 
        invoice indicating completion of work, whichever occurs later. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 167.50, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE AND SALE.] The bonds shall be issued 
        and sold upon sealed competitive bids after published notice.  
        The bonds shall be issued and sold at the times and prices (not 
        less than par and accrued interest), in the form and 
        denominations, bearing interest at the rate or rates, maturing 
        on dates, with or without option of prior redemption upon notice 
        and at specified times and prices, payable at a bank or banks, 
        within or without the state, with provisions for registration, 
        conversion, and exchange and for the issuance of temporary bonds 
        or notes in anticipation of the sale and delivery of definitive 
        bonds, and in accordance with such further provisions, as the 
        commissioner of finance may determine, subject to the approval 
        of the attorney general (but not subject to the provisions of 
        chapter 14, including 14.386).  Each bond shall mature within 20 
        years from its date of issue and shall be executed by the 
        commissioner of finance and attested by the state treasurer 
        under their official seals.  The signatures of these officers on 
        the face of and any interest coupons appurtenant to any bond, 
        and their seals may be printed, lithographed, stamped, engraved, 
        or otherwise reproduced thereon, provided that the signature of 
        one of the officers, or of an authorized representative of a 
        corporate registrar or other agent designated by the 
        commissioner of finance to authenticate the bonds, shall be 
        manually subscribed on the face of each bond.  
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        168.17, is amended to read: 
           168.17 [SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION.] 
           (a) 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.  
           (b) The registrar may suspend the registration of a motor 
        vehicle if the tax on the vehicle was paid by means of a 
        dishonored check to a deputy motor vehicle registrar.  The 
        registrar may continue a suspension under this paragraph until 
        the registrar is informed by the deputy motor vehicle registrar 
        that the dishonored check has been paid in full. 
           (c) 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.  
           (d) 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. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168.27, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [EXEMPTIONS.] (1) (a) Salespeople and other 
        employees of licensed dealers under this section shall are not 
        be required to obtain individual licenses. 
           (2) (b) Isolated or occasional sales or leases of new or 
        used motor vehicles shall be are exempt from the provisions of 
        this section.  A person who makes only isolated or occasional 
        sales or leases is not required to be licensed under this 
        section, is not considered to be in the business of selling or 
        leasing motor vehicles, and does not qualify to receive dealer 
        plates under subdivision 16.  "Isolated or occasional sales or 
        leases" means:  (i) (1) the sale or lease of a motor vehicle 
        with an actual cash value of $1,000 or less made by a charitable 
        organization; (ii) (2) the sale, purchase, or lease of not more 
        than five motor vehicles in a 12-month period, other than 
        pioneer or classic motor vehicles as defined in section 168.10, 
        subdivisions 1a and 1b, or (iii) (3) sales by a licensed 
        auctioneer selling motor vehicles at an auction if, in the 
        ordinary course of the auctioneer's business, the sale of motor 
        vehicles is incidental to the sale of other real or personal 
        property.  For purposes of this subdivision, a charitable 
        organization means a nonprofit charitable organization that 
        qualifies for tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the 
        Internal Revenue Code. 
           (c) A person whose sales of new and used motor vehicles 
        consist solely of sales to political subdivisions and their 
        agencies of vehicles used solely as firefighting equipment is 
        not required to obtain a license under this section.  The person 
        may apply for and receive in-transit plates under subdivision 17 
        in the same manner as licensed motor vehicle dealers for the 
        purpose of allowing firefighting equipment to be transported 
        from the dealer's source of supply or other place of storage to 
        the dealer's place of business, to another place of storage, or 
        directly to the purchaser. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.781, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [EXEMPTION.] This section does not apply to a 
        vehicle operated by a motor carrier of passengers, as defined in 
        section 221.011, subdivision 48, if the vehicle has been 
        inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), 
        clause (2), within the previous 12 months. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, 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 all agents appointed as of 
        January 1, 2000.  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 2000.  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). 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective retroactively 
        from January 1, 2000. 
           Sec. 19.  [174.55] [MAJOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS 
        COMMISSION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION AND PURPOSE.] A major 
        transportation projects commission is created to review and 
        comment on proposed major transportation projects in which the 
        department of transportation is involved. 
           Subd. 2.  [COMPOSITION.] The major transportation projects 
        commission is composed of the governor or the governor's 
        designee; four citizen members appointed by the governor and 
        serving at the pleasure of the governor; seven senators 
        appointed by the subcommittee on committees of the committee on 
        rules and administration, three of whom must not be members of 
        the senate majority party; and seven members of the house of 
        representatives appointed by the speaker, three of whom must not 
        be members of the house majority party.  The commissioner of 
        transportation shall serve as a nonvoting member unless the 
        commissioner is the governor's designee.  The commission shall 
        elect a chair from among its members.  Nongovernment members of 
        the commission shall receive compensation in accordance with 
        section 15.059, subdivision 3. 
           Subd. 3.  [DUTIES.] The major transportation projects 
        commission shall review each report submitted under subdivision 
        4 and shall make comments on the report to the governor and 
        legislature by September 30 of each year.  
           Subd. 4.  [COMMISSIONER REPORT.] The commissioner of 
        transportation shall report to the commission not later than 
        July 15 of each year.  The report must consist of a listing of 
        candidate projects that meet the criteria of major 
        transportation projects within the definition in subdivision 5, 
        and a listing of proposed projects for study that the 
        commissioner believes have the potential of being major 
        transportation projects but do not have draft environmental 
        impact statements.  The report must include the commissioner's 
        plan for funding and implementation of each project.  
           Subd. 5.  [MAJOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECT.] A major 
        transportation project is a project that meets each of the 
        following criteria: 
           (1) involves the department of transportation; 
           (2) has a total cost of more than $5,000,000; 
           (3) is a critical element of the transportation system of 
        its region and the state; and 
           (4) has a completed draft environmental impact statement. 
           Subd. 6.  [CONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.] The 
        department may not construct a major transportation project 
        without first submitting the project to the major transportation 
        projects commission.  Within any six-year period, the department 
        may not construct a transportation project consisting of 
        separate contiguous projects that do not individually qualify as 
        major transportation projects, but which in their entirety would 
        constitute a major transportation project, without first 
        submitting the project to the major transportation projects 
        commission. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective July 1, 2000, 
        except that subdivision 6 is effective July 1, 2001. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        174.88, is amended to read: 
           174.88 [COMMUTER RAIL FUNDING.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [FEDERAL FUND APPLICATIONS.] The 
        commissioner, in cooperation with appropriate metropolitan 
        planning organizations, may apply for funding from federal, 
        state, regional, local, and private sources for commuter rail 
        facility construction, operation, implementation, maintenance, 
        and improvement. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXPENDITURE OF STATE FUNDS.] The commissioner 
        shall not spend any state funds for construction or equipment of 
        commuter rail facilities unless the funds have been appropriated 
        by law specifically for those purposes. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        221.0252, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           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. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.131, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FLOATER CARD; FEE.] The department may issue to 
        carriers subject to subdivision 2 or 3 special "floater" 
        identification cards up to a maximum of five per motor carrier.  
        Floater cards may be freely transferred between vehicles that 
        have evidence of being inspected under section 221.0252, 
        subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2), within the previous 12 
        months, or have a current Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance 
        decal, and that are used under short-term leases by the motor 
        carrier.  The motor carrier shall pay a fee of $100 for each 
        floater card issued.  
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 221.132, is 
        amended to read: 
           221.132 [PREPAID TEMPORARY VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION CARD.] 
           For special or extraordinary events, the commissioner may 
        issue a prepaid temporary vehicle identification card to a 
        permit or certificate holder subject to section 221.131, 
        subdivision 2 or 3, for a fee of $5 per card.  The card must be 
        preprinted by the commissioner with the carrier's name, address, 
        and permit or certificate number.  The card may be used by the 
        motor carrier to whom it is issued to identify a vehicle 
        temporarily added to its fleet, if the vehicle has evidence of 
        being inspected under section 221.0252, subdivision 3, paragraph 
        (a), clause (2), within the previous 12 months, or has a current 
        Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance decal.  The card must be 
        executed by the motor carrier by dating and signing the card and 
        describing the vehicle in which it will be carried.  The 
        identification card is valid for a period of ten days from the 
        date the motor carrier places on the card when the card is 
        executed.  The card must be used within one year from the date 
        of issuance by the commissioner.  The card may not be used if 
        the permit or certificate is not in full force and effect.  The 
        card may not be transferred.  The commissioner may not refund 
        the cost of unused prepaid temporary vehicle identification 
        cards. 
           EFFECTIVE DATE:  This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 473.405, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [TRANSIT SYSTEMS.] The council may engineer, 
        construct, equip, and operate transit and paratransit systems, 
        projects, or any parts thereof, including road lanes or rights 
        of way, terminal facilities, maintenance and garage facilities, 
        ramps, parking areas, and any other facilities useful for or 
        related to any public transit or paratransit system or project.  
        The council may sell or lease naming rights with regard to light 
        rail transit stations and apply revenues from sales or leases to 
        light rail transit operating costs. 

                                   ARTICLE 2 
                               TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND 
           Section 1.  [PROHIBITION AGAINST APPROPRIATIONS FROM TRUNK 
        HIGHWAY FUND.] 
           To ensure compliance with the Minnesota Constitution, 
        article XIV, sections 2, 5, and 6, the commissioner of finance, 
        agency directors, and legislative commission personnel may not 
        include in the biennial budget for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, 
        or in any budget thereafter, expenditures from the trunk highway 
        fund for a nonhighway purpose as jointly determined by the 
        commissioner of finance and the attorney general.  For purposes 
        of this section, an expenditure for a nonhighway purpose is any 
        expenditure not for construction, improvement, or maintenance of 
        highways.  At the time of submission of the biennial budget 
        proposal to the legislature, the commissioner of finance and the 
        attorney general shall report to the senate and house of 
        representatives transportation committees concerning any 
        expenditure that is proposed to be appropriated from the trunk 
        highway fund, if that expenditure is similar to those reduced or 
        eliminated in sections 5 to 20.  The report must explain the 
        highway purpose of the proposed expenditure.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        144E.29, is amended to read: 
           144E.29 [FEES.] 
           (a) The board shall charge the following fees: 
           (1) initial application for and renewal of an ambulance 
        service license, $150; 
           (2) each ambulance operated by a licensee, $96.  The 
        licensee shall pay an additional $96 fee for the full licensing 
        period or $8 per month for any fraction of the period for each 
        ambulance added to the ambulance service during the licensing 
        period; 
           (3) initial application for and renewal of approval for a 
        training program, $100; and 
           (4) duplicate of an original license, certification, or 
        approval, $25.  
           (b) With the exception of paragraph (a), clause (5), all 
        fees are for a two-year period.  All fees are nonrefundable.  
           (c) Fees collected by the board shall be deposited as 
        nondedicated receipts in the trunk highway general fund. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        144E.31, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FINE.] (a) The board may order a fine 
        concurrently with the issuance of a correction order, or after 
        the licensee or training program has not corrected the violation 
        within the time specified in the correction order. 
           (b) A licensee or training program that is ordered to pay a 
        fine shall be notified of the order by certified mail.  The 
        notice shall be mailed to the address shown on the application 
        or the last known address of the licensee or training program.  
        The notice shall state the reasons the fine was ordered and 
        shall inform the licensee or training program of the right to a 
        contested case hearing under chapter 14. 
           (c) A licensee or training program may appeal the order to 
        pay a fine by notifying the board by certified mail within 15 
        calendar days after receiving the order.  A timely appeal shall 
        stay payment of the fine until the board issues a final order. 
           (d) A licensee or training program shall pay the fine 
        assessed on or before the payment date specified in the board's 
        order.  If a licensee or training program fails to fully comply 
        with the order, the board shall suspend the license or cancel 
        approval until there is full compliance with the order. 
           (e) Fines shall be assessed as follows: 
           (1) $150 for violation of section 144E.123; 
           (2) $400 for violation of sections 144E.06, 144E.07, 
        144E.101, 144E.103, 144E.121, 144E.125, 144E.265, 144E.285, and 
        144E.305; 
           (3) $750 for violation of rules adopted under section 
        144E.16, subdivision 4, clause (8); and 
           (4) $50 for violation of all other sections under this 
        chapter or rules adopted under this chapter that are not 
        specifically enumerated in clauses (1) to (3). 
           (f) Fines collected by the board shall be deposited as 
        nondedicated receipts in the trunk highway general fund. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 161.20, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] The commissioner may expend 
        trunk highway funds only for trunk highway purposes.  Payment of 
        expenses related to sales tax, bureau of criminal apprehension 
        laboratory, office of tourism kiosks, Minnesota safety council, 
        tort claims, driver education programs, emergency medical 
        services board, and Mississippi River parkway commission do not 
        further a highway purpose and do not aid in the construction, 
        improvement, or maintenance of the highway system. 
           Sec. 5.  Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, section 1, is 
        amended to read: 
        Section 1.  [CRIMINAL JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, 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 appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
        available for the year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or 
        June 30, 2001, respectively. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                        1999          2000          2001           TOTAL
        General   $ 2,074,000 $ 547,845,000 $ 582,487,000 $1,130,332,000
                                            $ 584,143,000 $1,131,988,000
        Special Revenue           8,258,000     7,902,000     16,160,000
        Environmental                44,000        46,000         90,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue               7,000         7,000         14,000
        Trunk Highway             1,626,000     1,656,000      3,282,000
                                                  -0-          1,626,000
        TOTAL                 $ 557,780,000 $ 592,098,000 $1,149,878,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
           Sec. 6.  Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, section 7, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                          44,595,000     41,848,000
                      Summary by Fund
                                2000          2001
        General              42,398,000    39,607,000 41,263,000
        Special Revenue         520,000       532,000 
        State Government 
        Special Revenue           7,000         7,000 
        Environmental            44,000        46,000 
        Trunk Highway         1,626,000     1,656,000 -0-
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
           Sec. 7.  Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 1, section 7, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 3.  Criminal Apprehension 
                      Summary by Fund
        General              23,327,000    23,080,000 24,736,000
        Special Revenue         520,000       532,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue           7,000         7,000
        Trunk Highway         1,626,000     1,656,000 -0-
        $99,000 the first year and $99,000 the 
        second year from the Bureau of Criminal 
        Apprehension account in the special 
        revenue fund are for grants to local 
        officials for the cooperative 
        investigation of cross-jurisdictional 
        criminal activity.  Any unencumbered 
        balance remaining in the first year 
        does not cancel but is available for 
        the second year. 
        $421,000 the first year and $433,000 
        the second year from the Bureau of 
        Criminal Apprehension account in the 
        special revenue fund are for laboratory 
        activities. 
        $5,000,000 the first year and 
        $4,000,000 the second year are for the 
        statewide criminal and juvenile justice 
        data information system upgrade.  
        $210,000 the first year and $210,000 
        the second year are to be transferred 
        to the commissioner of corrections for 
        a statewide probation system component 
        of the criminal justice information 
        system.  This appropriation must be 
        included in the budget base for the 
        2002-2003 biennium. 
        $500,000 the first year and $55,000 the 
        second year are for a lab information 
        management system. 
        $344,000 the first year and $400,000 
        the second year are for laboratory 
        supplies and equipment.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $800,000 the second year is for 
        start-up costs, including employee 
        hiring and training, for the northern 
        BCA satellite laboratory facility in 
        the city of Bemidji, for which 
        predesign money was appropriated in 
        Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 13, 
        subdivision 11. 
        $15,000 the first year is for the 
        capitol security study described in 
        article 5, section 13.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $125,000 the second year is to expand 
        DNA testing of predatory offenders. 
           Sec. 8.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 1, is 
        amended to read: 
        Section 1.  [ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; 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 "2000" and "2001," where used in this act, mean that the 
        appropriation or appropriations listed under them are available 
        for the year ending June 30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, 
        respectively.  The term "first year" means the fiscal year 
        ending June 30, 2000, and "second year" means the fiscal year 
        ending June 30, 2001. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                    1999          2000          2001           TOTAL
        General  $21,000     $224,507,000   $184,543,000   $409,071,000
                                            $185,309,000   $409,837,000
        Petroleum Tank
        Cleanup                 1,015,000      1,045,000      2,060,000
        Environmental Fund        700,000        700,000      1,400,000
        TANF                    6,000,000      4,000,000     10,000,000
        Trunk Highway             745,000        766,000      1,511,000
                                                    -0-         745,000
        Workers' 
        Compensation           22,217,000     22,439,000     44,656,000
        Special Revenue           100,000       -0-             100,000
        Workforce
        Development Fund       17,993,000     12,557,000     30,550,000 
        TOTAL     $21,000    $273,277,000   $226,050,000   $499,348,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
           Sec. 9.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
        Subdivision 1.  Total       
        Appropriation                          56,880,000    46,056,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              42,985,000    32,590,000 33,356,000
        Trunk Highway           745,000       766,000 -0-
        TANF                  1,500,000     1,500,000
        Environmental Fund      700,000       700,000 
        Workforce 
        Development Fund     10,950,000    10,500,000 
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
           Sec. 10.  Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 4.  Tourism 
            10,805,000     10,910,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              10,060,000    10,144,000 10,910,000
        Trunk Highway           745,000       766,000 -0-
        To develop maximum private sector 
        involvement in tourism, $3,500,000 the 
        first year and $3,500,000 the second 
        year of the amounts appropriated for 
        marketing activities are contingent on 
        receipt of an equal contribution from 
        nonstate sources that have been 
        certified by the commissioner.  Up to 
        one-half of the match may be given in 
        in-kind contributions.  
        In order to maximize marketing grant 
        benefits, the commissioner must give 
        priority for joint venture marketing 
        grants to organizations with year-round 
        sustained tourism activities.  For 
        programs and projects submitted, the 
        commissioner must give priority to 
        those that encompass two or more areas 
        or that attract nonresident travelers 
        to the state. 
        If an appropriation for either year for 
        grants is not sufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        The commissioner may use grant dollars 
        or the value of in-kind services to 
        provide the state contribution for the 
        partnership program. 
        Any unexpended money from general fund 
        appropriations made under this 
        subdivision does not cancel but must be 
        placed in a special advertising account 
        for use by the office of tourism to 
        purchase additional media. 
        This appropriation may be used for a 
        grant to Minnesota Festivals and Events 
        Association for the following purposes: 
        (1) for a partnership with the 
        University of Minnesota's tourism 
        center to build the methodology for a 
        low-cost economic impact model that 
        will allow festival and event managers 
        to conduct research independently in 
        their own communities; 
        (2) to promote regional workshops to 
        increase production value and 
        professionalism for events in the 
        state, increase event service and 
        entertainment value for local 
        residents, build community awareness of 
        opportunities to generate new tourism, 
        and assure production of high quality, 
        safe, and meaningful tourism products 
        that are in line with the vision, 
        mission, and growth goals of individual 
        towns and cities in Minnesota; 
        (3) for a partnership with the 
        University of Minnesota's tourism 
        center to enhance professionalism via 
        its certified festival manager program, 
        training event managers and volunteer 
        staff to implement value-added 
        festivals and events for visitors to 
        the state; 
        (4) for a partnership with the 
        Minnesota office of tourism to publish 
        a pull-out minimagazine advertising the 
        statewide festivals and events calendar 
        for the year; and 
        (5) to expand the Minnesota Festivals 
        and Events Association website, to 
        provide travel planners with more 
        festival and event intensive links to 
        communities hosting such activities. 
        $250,000 in the first year is for a 
        one-time grant for the purpose of the 
        Upper Red Lake business loan program.  
        $829,000 the first year and $829,000 
        the second year are for the Minnesota 
        film board.  $329,000 of this 
        appropriation in each year is available 
        only upon receipt by the board of $1 in 
        matching contributions of money or 
        in-kind from nonstate sources for every 
        $3 provided by this appropriation.  Of 
        this amount, $500,000 the first year 
        and $500,000 the second year are for 
        grants to the Minnesota film board for 
        a film production jobs fund to 
        stimulate feature film production in 
        Minnesota.  This appropriation is to 
        reimburse film producers for two to 
        five percent of documented wages which 
        they paid to Minnesotans for film 
        production after January 1, 1999. 
        $100,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to promote tourism in the Mille Lacs 
        area.  This is a one-time appropriation 
        and is not added to the agency's budget 
        base. 
        $100,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to promote tourism in 
        the areas near the northern border of 
        Minnesota, including the Northwest 
        Angle. 
        $37,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the Mississippi River parkway 
        commission.  
           Sec. 11.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 1, is 
        amended to read: 
        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 
        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
                                            $ 81,520,000   $166,751,000
        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 
                                           1,055,444,000  2,100,428,000
        TOTAL              $1,636,640,000 $1,646,991,000 $3,283,631,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
           Sec. 12.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
        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, or (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. 13.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 5, is 
        amended to read: 
        Sec. 5.  MINNESOTA SAFETY COUNCIL         67,000         67,000
                      Summary by Fund
                                  2000        2001
        Trunk Highway            67,000       -0-
        General                   -0-        67,000
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
           Sec. 14.  Laws 1999, chapter 238, article 1, section 7, is 
        amended to read: 
        Sec. 7.  TORT CLAIMS                     600,000       600,000
                      Summary by Fund
                                  2000        2001
        Trunk Highway           600,000       -0-
        General                   -0-       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. 
        The commissioner shall transfer amounts 
        from this appropriation to other state 
        agencies as required to pay tort claims.
           Sec. 15.  Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 10, section 5, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [TEACHING AND LEARNING PROGRAM.] (a) For the 
        teaching and learning program in the department of children, 
        families, and learning: 
             $9,979,000     .....     2000 
             $9,926,000     .....     2001 
           (b) Any balance the first year does not cancel but is 
        available in the second year. 
           (c) $21,000 each the first year is from the trunk highway 
        fund. 
           (d) $673,000 in 2000 and $678,000 in 2001 is for the board 
        of teaching. 
           (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 15.53, 
        subdivision 2, the commissioner of children, families, and 
        learning may contract with a school district for a period no 
        longer than five consecutive years to work in the development or 
        implementation of the graduation rule.  The commissioner may 
        contract for services and expertise as necessary.  The contracts 
        are not subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.06. 
           Sec. 16.  Laws 1999, chapter 245, article 1, section 1, is 
        amended to read: 
        Section 1.  [HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or any other fund named, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in the following 
        sections of this article, to be available for the fiscal years 
        indicated for each purpose.  The figures "2000" and "2001" where 
        used in this article, mean that the appropriation or 
        appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal 
        year ending June 30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, respectively.  
        Where a dollar amount appears in parentheses, it means a 
        reduction of an appropriation.  
                                SUMMARY BY FUND 
                                                           BIENNIAL
                                  2000          2001       TOTAL
        General          $2,650,812,000 $2,774,558,000 $5,425,370,000
                                        $2,776,331,000 $5,427,143,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue      36,424,000     36,103,000     72,527,000
        Health Care
        Access              146,224,000    175,017,000    321,241,000
        Trunk Highway         1,726,000      1,773,000      3,499,000
                                               -0-          1,726,000
        Lottery Prize         1,300,000      1,300,000      2,600,000
        TOTAL            $2,836,486,000 $2,988,751,000 $5,825,237,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
           Sec. 17.  Laws 1999, chapter 245, article 1, section 6, is 
        amended to read: 
        Sec. 6.  EMERGENCY MEDICAL
        SERVICES BOARD                         2,420,000      2,467,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 694,000       694,000 2,467,000
        Trunk Highway         1,726,000     1,773,000 -0-
        [COMPREHENSIVE ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT 
        (CALS).] Of the general fund 
        appropriation, $108,000 each year is 
        for the board to establish a 
        comprehensive advanced life support 
        educational program under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 144E.37. 
        [EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES GRANTS.] Of 
        the appropriation from the trunk 
        highway fund, $18,000 from the trunk 
        highway fund in fiscal year 2000 and 
        $36,000 from the general fund in fiscal 
        year 2001 is to the board for grants to 
        regional emergency medical services 
        programs.  This The second year 
        appropriation shall become part of the 
        base for the 2002-2003 biennium. 
           Sec. 18.  Laws 1999, chapter 250, article 1, section 1, is 
        amended to read: 
        Section 1.  [STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
        available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
        "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this act, mean that 
        the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
        available for the year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or 
        June 30, 2001, respectively.  
                                SUMMARY BY FUND 
                                                            BIENNIAL
                                      2000          2001    TOTAL
        General              $349,954,000   $308,497,000   $658,451,000
                                            $308,536,000   $658,490,000
        State 
        Government 
        Special Revenue        13,986,000     13,884,000     27,870,000 
        For 1999 - $465,000
        Health Care Access      1,842,000      1,871,000      3,713,000
        Environmental             236,000        242,000        478,000
        Solid Waste Fund          660,000        670,000      1,330,000
        Lottery Prize 
        Fund                      110,000        -0-            110,000
        Highway User
        Tax Distribution        2,129,000      2,173,000      4,302,000
        Trunk Highway              39,000         39,000         78,000 
                                                 -0-             39,000
        Workers'
        Compensation            7,024,000      6,959,000     13,983,000 
        TOTAL                $376,420,000   $334,854,000   $711,274,000
        For 1999 - $465,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
           Sec. 19.  Laws 1999, chapter 250, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
        Subdivision 1.  Total  
        Appropriation                         58,340,000     63,117,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              58,151,000    62,928,000 $62,967,000
        Health Care Access      150,000       150,000
        Trunk Highway            39,000        39,000 -0-
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
           Sec. 20.  Laws 1999, chapter 250, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 4.  Legislative 
        Coordinating Commission               13,841,000     14,924,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              13,652,000    14,735,000 14,774,000
        Health Care Access      150,000       150,000
        Trunk Highway            39,000        39,000 -0-
        $5,600,000 the first year and 
        $6,372,000 the second year are for the 
        office of the revisor of statutes. 
        $1,184,000 the first year and 
        $1,217,000 the second year are for the 
        legislative reference library. 
        $4,963,000 the first year and 
        $5,096,000 the second year are for the 
        office of the legislative auditor. 
        The legislative commission on pensions 
        and retirement shall study and report 
        to the legislature by January 15, 2000, 
        on the comparability of pension and 
        other postretirement benefits between 
        public sector and private sector 
        employees.  When comparing the 
        benefits, the commission shall select 
        comparable job classifications and 
        salary ranges.  The study must compare 
        pension portability, initial monthly 
        benefits, average annual benefit 
        increases, employer and employee 
        contribution rates, availability of 
        early retirement incentives, 
        administrative costs, and other factors 
        as necessary to compare benefits. 
           Presented to the governor May 11, 2000 
           Signed by the governor May 15, 2000, 6:40 p.m.