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CHAPTER 68--H.F.No. 2887

An act

relating to transportation; establishing a budget for transportation; appropriating money for transportation purposes, including Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, and Metropolitan Council activities; modifying prior appropriations; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; modifying various policy and finance provisions; establishing metropolitan region sales and use tax; requiring Metropolitan Council to implement and enforce transit safety measures; authorizing administrative citations; establishing criminal penalties; establishing an advisory committee, a task force, and a working group; establishing pilot programs; requiring a study; requiring reports; transferring money; making conforming changes;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 3.9741, subdivision 5; 13.69, subdivision 1; 13.6905, by adding a subdivision; 115E.042, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 123B.90, subdivision 2; 151.37, subdivision 12; 160.262, subdivision 3; 160.266, subdivisions 1b, 6, by adding a subdivision; 160.27, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 161.045, subdivision 3; 161.082, subdivision 2a; 161.088, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, as amended, by adding subdivisions; 161.115, subdivision 265, by adding a subdivision; 161.125, subdivision 1; 161.14, subdivision 97, by adding a subdivision; 161.32, subdivision 2; 161.41; 161.45, subdivisions 1, 2; 161.46, subdivision 2; 161.53; 162.07, subdivision 2; 162.13, subdivisions 2, 3; 162.145, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 163.051, subdivision 1; 168.002, by adding a subdivision; 168.012, by adding a subdivision; 168.013, subdivisions 1a, 8; 168.1235, subdivision 1; 168.1253, subdivision 3; 168.1293, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 168.1295, subdivision 5; 168.1296, subdivision 5; 168.1298, subdivision 5; 168.185; 168.27, subdivisions 11, 16, 31; 168.326; 168.327, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5b, by adding a subdivision; 168.33, subdivision 7; 168.345, subdivision 2; 168.381, subdivision 4; 168A.11, subdivision 3; 168A.151, subdivision 1; 168A.152, subdivision 2; 168A.29, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 168A.31, subdivision 2; 168B.045; 168B.07, subdivision 1; 168D.06; 168D.07; 169.011, subdivision 27, by adding a subdivision; 169.09, subdivisions 8, 13, by adding a subdivision; 169.14, by adding subdivisions; 169.18, subdivision 11, by adding a subdivision; 169.222, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 169.345, subdivision 2; 169.346, subdivision 2a; 169.451, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 169.454, subdivision 2; 169.475, subdivisions 2, 3; 169.70; 169.781, subdivision 3; 169.8261; 169.865, subdivision 1a; 169A.60, subdivisions 13, 16; 171.01, by adding subdivisions; 171.041; 171.042; 171.05, subdivision 2; 171.06, subdivisions 2, 3, as amended, 7, by adding a subdivision; 171.0605, subdivisions 3, 5; 171.061, subdivision 4; 171.07, subdivisions 11, 15; 171.0705, by adding a subdivision; 171.12, subdivision 1a, by adding a subdivision; 171.13, subdivisions 1, 1a, 7; 171.26; 171.29, subdivision 2; 171.306, subdivision 4; 171.36; 174.01, by adding a subdivision; 174.03, subdivision 1c; 174.38, subdivisions 3, 5, 6; 174.40, subdivision 4a; 174.50, subdivision 7; 174.52, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 174.634; 219.015, subdivision 2; 219.1651; 221.0269, by adding a subdivision; 222.37, subdivision 1; 222.50, subdivision 7; 239.761, by adding a subdivision; 256.9752, by adding a subdivision; 270C.15; 296A.07, subdivision 3; 296A.08, subdivision 2; 297A.64, subdivisions 1, 2; 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.94; 297A.99, subdivision 1; 297A.993, by adding a subdivision; 297B.02, subdivision 1; 297B.03; 297B.09; 299A.01, by adding a subdivision; 299A.55; 299A.705, subdivision 1; 299F.60, subdivision 1; 299J.16, subdivision 1; 325F.6641, subdivision 2; 357.021, subdivisions 6, 7; 360.915, subdivision 6; 473.145; 473.375, by adding a subdivision; 473.39, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 473.3999; 473.4051; 473.408, by adding a subdivision; 473.859, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 609.50, subdivision 1; 609.855, subdivisions 1, 3, 7, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 6, article 3, section 103; Laws 2013, chapter 127, section 63; Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 16, subdivision 11, as amended; Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 4, subdivision 4; article 4, section 143; Laws 2022, chapter 39, section 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 4; 41A; 123B; 160; 161; 162; 168; 169; 171; 174; 219; 289A; 290; 297A; 473; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 160.05, subdivision 2; 167.45; 168.121, subdivision 5; 168.1282, subdivision 5; 168.1294, subdivision 5; 168.1299, subdivision 4; 168.345, subdivision 1; 168B.15; 169.829, subdivision 2; 171.06, subdivision 3a; 299A.705, subdivision 2; 360.915, subdivision 5; 473.1467; 473.408, subdivisions 6, 7, 8, 9; Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 85; Minnesota Rules, parts 7411.0530; 7411.0535; 8835.0350, subpart 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1.

new text begin TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. Amounts for "Total Appropriation" and sums shown in the corresponding columns marked "Appropriations by Fund" are summary only and do not have legal effect. Unless specified otherwise, the amounts in fiscal year 2025 under "Appropriations by Fund" show the base within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, subdivision 3, by fund. The figures "2024" and "2025" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, or June 30, 2025, respectively. "Each year" is each of fiscal years 2024 and 2025. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2024 and 2025. "C.S.A.H." is the county state-aid highway fund. "M.S.A.S." is the municipal state-aid street fund. "H.U.T.D." is the highway user tax distribution fund. "Staff" means those employees who are identified in any of the following roles for the legislative committees: committee administrator, committee legislative assistant, caucus research, fiscal analysis, counsel, or nonpartisan research. new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS new text end
new text begin Available for the Year new text end
new text begin Ending June 30 new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation new text end

new text begin $ new text end new text begin 4,174,897,000 new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 3,672,723,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 634,359,000 new text end new text begin 46,450,000 new text end
new text begin Airports new text end new text begin 40,368,000 new text end new text begin 25,368,000 new text end
new text begin C.S.A.H. new text end new text begin 917,782,000 new text end new text begin 991,615,000 new text end
new text begin M.S.A.S. new text end new text begin 236,360,000 new text end new text begin 251,748,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 2,346,028,000 new text end new text begin 2,357,542,000 new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are to the commissioner of transportation. new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following subdivisions. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Multimodal Systems new text end

new text begin (a) Aeronautics new text end

new text begin (1) Airport Development and Assistance new text end new text begin 69,598,000 new text end new text begin 18,598,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 36,000,000 new text end new text begin -0- new text end
new text begin Airports new text end new text begin 33,598,000 new text end new text begin 18,598,000 new text end

new text begin The appropriation from the state airports fund must be spent according to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin $36,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for matches to federal aid and state investments related to airport infrastructure projects. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the state airports fund for system maintenance of critical airport safety systems, equipment, and essential airfield technology. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, subdivision 6, the appropriation from the state airports fund is available for five years after the year of the appropriation. If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation determines that a balance remains in the state airports fund following the appropriations made in this article and that the appropriations made are insufficient for advancing airport development and assistance projects, an amount necessary to advance the projects, not to exceed the balance in the state airports fund, is appropriated in each year to the commissioner and must be spent according to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305, subdivision 4. Within two weeks of a determination under this contingent appropriation, the commissioner of transportation must notify the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance concerning the funds appropriated. Funds appropriated under this contingent appropriation do not adjust the base for fiscal years 2026 and 2027. new text end

new text begin (2) Aviation Support Services new text end new text begin 15,397,000 new text end new text begin 8,431,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 8,707,000 new text end new text begin 1,741,000 new text end
new text begin Airports new text end new text begin 6,690,000 new text end new text begin 6,690,000 new text end

new text begin $7,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund to purchase two utility aircraft for the Department of Transportation. new text end

new text begin (3) Civil Air Patrol new text end new text begin 80,000 new text end new text begin 80,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state airports fund for the Civil Air Patrol. new text end

new text begin (b) Transit and Active Transportation new text end new text begin 58,478,000 new text end new text begin 18,374,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund. new text end

new text begin $200,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $50,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for a grant to the city of Rochester to implement demand response transit service using electric transit vehicles. The money is available for mobile software application development; vehicles and equipment, including accessible vehicles; associated charging infrastructure; and capital and operating costs. new text end

new text begin $40,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is for matches to federal aid and state investments related to transit and active transportation projects. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin (c) Safe Routes to School new text end new text begin 15,297,000 new text end new text begin 10,500,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund for the safe routes to school program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.40. new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it. The appropriations in each year are available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin The base for this appropriation is $1,500,000 in each of fiscal years 2026 and 2027. new text end

new text begin (d) Passenger Rail new text end new text begin 197,521,000 new text end new text begin 4,226,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund for passenger rail activities under Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to 174.636. new text end

new text begin $194,700,000 in fiscal year 2024 is for capital improvements and betterments for the Minneapolis-Duluth Northern Lights Express intercity passenger rail project, including preliminary engineering, design, engineering, environmental analysis and mitigation, acquisition of land and right-of-way, equipment and rolling stock, and construction. From this appropriation, the amount necessary is for: (1) Coon Rapids station improvements to establish a joint station that provides for Amtrak train service on the Empire Builder line between Chicago and Seattle; and (2) acquisition of equipment and rolling stock for purposes of participation in the Midwest fleet pool to provide for service on Northern Lights Express and expanded Amtrak train service between Minneapolis and St. Paul and Chicago. The commissioner of transportation must not approve additional stops or stations beyond those included in the Federal Railroad Administration's January 2018 Finding of No Significant Impact and Section 4(f) Determination if the commissioner determines that the resulting speed reduction would negatively impact total ridership. This appropriation is onetime and is available until June 30, 2028. new text end

new text begin $1,833,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $3,238,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for a match to federal aid for capital and operating costs for expanded Amtrak train service between Minneapolis and St. Paul and Chicago. new text end

new text begin The base from the general fund is $5,742,000 in each of fiscal years 2026 and 2027. new text end

new text begin (e) new text end new text begin Freight new text end new text begin 14,650,000 new text end new text begin 9,066,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 8,283,000 new text end new text begin 2,400,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 6,367,000 new text end new text begin 6,666,000 new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for matching federal aid grants for improvements, engineering, and administrative costs for the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in each year is from the general fund for staff, operating costs, and maintenance related to weight and safety enforcement systems. new text end

new text begin $974,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for procurement costs of a statewide freight network optimization tool under Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 5, article 4, section 133. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Roads new text end

new text begin (a) Operations and Maintenance new text end new text begin 414,220,000 new text end new text begin 425,341,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 2,000,000 new text end new text begin -0- new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 412,220,000 new text end new text begin 425,341,000 new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for the highways for habitat program under Minnesota Statutes, section 160.2325. new text end

new text begin $248,000 in each year is from the trunk highway fund for living snow fence implementation and maintenance activities. new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for safe road zones under Minnesota Statutes, section 169.065, including development and delivery of public awareness and education campaigns about safe road zones. new text end

new text begin (b) Program Planning and Delivery new text end
new text begin (1) Planning and Research new text end new text begin 32,679,000 new text end new text begin 33,465,000 new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use any balance remaining in this appropriation for program delivery under clause (2). new text end

new text begin $130,000 in each year is available for administrative costs of the targeted group business program. new text end

new text begin $266,000 in each year is available for grants to metropolitan planning organizations outside the seven-county metropolitan area. new text end

new text begin $900,000 in each year is available for grants for transportation studies outside the metropolitan area to identify critical concerns, problems, and issues. These grants are available: (i) to regional development commissions; (ii) in regions where no regional development commission is functioning, to 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 (iii) in regions where no regional development commission or joint powers board is functioning, to the Department of Transportation district office for that region. new text end

new text begin (2) Program Delivery new text end new text begin 274,451,000 new text end new text begin 273,985,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 2,250,000 new text end new text begin 2,000,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 272,201,000 new text end new text begin 271,985,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes use of consultants to support development and management of projects. new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the trunk highway fund for roadway design and related improvements that reduce speeds and eliminate intersection interactions on rural high-risk roadways. The commissioner must identify roadways based on crash information and in consultation with the Advisory Council on Traffic Safety under Minnesota Statutes, section 4.076, and local traffic safety partners. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2026. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in each year is from the general fund for implementation of climate-related programs as provided under the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58. new text end

new text begin $1,193,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the trunk highway fund for costs related to the property conveyance to the Upper Sioux Community of state-owned land within the boundaries of Upper Sioux Agency State Park, including fee purchase, property purchase, appraisals, and road and bridge demolition and related engineering. new text end

new text begin $250,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for costs related to the Clean Transportation Fuel Standard Working Group established under article 4, section 124. new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in each year is available from the trunk highway fund for management of contaminated and regulated material on property owned by the Department of Transportation, including mitigation of property conveyances, facility acquisition or expansion, chemical release at maintenance facilities, and spills on the trunk highway system where there is no known responsible party. If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it. new text end

new text begin (c) State Road Construction new text end new text begin 1,207,013,000 new text end new text begin 1,174,045,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 1,800,000 new text end new text begin -0- new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 1,205,213,000 new text end new text begin 1,174,045,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the actual construction, reconstruction, and improvement of trunk highways, including design-build contracts, internal department costs associated with delivering the construction program, consultant usage to support these activities, and the cost of actual payments to landowners for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way, payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and relocation expenses. new text end

new text begin This appropriation includes federal highway aid. The commissioner of transportation must notify the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance of any significant events that cause the estimates of federal aid to change. new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for living snow fence implementation, including: acquiring and planting trees, shrubs, native grasses, and wildflowers that are climate adaptive to Minnesota; improvements; contracts; easements; rental agreements; and program delivery. new text end

new text begin $300,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for additions and modifications to work zone design or layout to reduce vehicle speeds in a work zone. This appropriation is available following a determination by the commissioner that the initial work zone design or layout insufficiently provides for reduced vehicle speeds. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may expend up to one-half of one percent of the federal appropriations under this paragraph as grants to opportunity industrialization centers and other nonprofit job training centers for job training programs related to highway construction. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may transfer up to $15,000,000 in each year to the transportation revolving loan fund. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may receive money covering other shares of the cost of partnership projects. These receipts are appropriated to the commissioner for these projects. new text end

new text begin The base from the trunk highway fund is $1,161,813,000 in each of fiscal years 2026 and 2027. new text end

new text begin (d) Corridors of Commerce new text end new text begin 25,000,000 new text end new text begin 25,000,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the corridors of commerce program under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088. The commissioner may use up to 17 percent of the amount in each year for program delivery. new text end

new text begin (e) Highway Debt Service new text end new text begin 268,336,000 new text end new text begin 291,394,000 new text end

new text begin $265,336,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $288,394,000 in fiscal year 2025 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 management and budget must transfer the deficiency amount as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, and notify the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance and the chairs of the senate Finance Committee and the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee of the amount of the deficiency. Any excess appropriation cancels to the trunk highway fund. new text end

new text begin (f) Statewide Radio Communications new text end new text begin 8,653,000 new text end new text begin 6,907,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 2,003,000 new text end new text begin 3,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 6,650,000 new text end new text begin 6,904,000 new text end

new text begin $3,000 in each year is from the general fund to equip and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) tower building improvements and replacement. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Local Roads new text end

new text begin (a) County State-Aid Highways new text end new text begin 917,782,000 new text end new text begin 991,615,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the county state-aid highway fund under Minnesota Statutes, sections 161.081, 174.49, and 297A.815, subdivision 3, and chapter 162, and is available until June 30, 2033. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation determines that a balance remains in the county state-aid highway fund following the appropriations and transfers made in this paragraph and that the appropriations made are insufficient for advancing county state-aid highway projects, an amount necessary to advance the projects, not to exceed the balance in the county state-aid highway fund, is appropriated in each year to the commissioner. Within two weeks of a determination under this contingent appropriation, the commissioner of transportation must notify the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance concerning funds appropriated. The governor must identify in the next budget submission to the legislature under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, any amount that is appropriated under this paragraph. new text end

new text begin (b) Municipal State-Aid Streets new text end new text begin 236,360,000 new text end new text begin 251,748,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the municipal state-aid street fund under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162, and is available until June 30, 2033. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of transportation determines that a balance remains in the municipal state-aid street fund following the appropriations and transfers made in this paragraph and that the appropriations made are insufficient for advancing municipal state-aid street projects, an amount necessary to advance the projects, not to exceed the balance in the municipal state-aid street fund, is appropriated in each year to the commissioner. Within two weeks of a determination under this contingent appropriation, the commissioner of transportation must notify the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance concerning funds appropriated. The governor must identify in the next budget submission to the legislature under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.11, any amount that is appropriated under this paragraph. new text end

new text begin (c) Other Local Roads new text end
new text begin (1) Local Bridges new text end new text begin 18,013,000 new text end new text begin -0- new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to replace or rehabilitate local deficient bridges under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin (2) Local Road Improvement new text end new text begin 18,013,000 new text end new text begin -0- new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund for construction and reconstruction of local roads under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin (3) Local Transportation Disaster Support new text end new text begin 4,300,000 new text end new text begin 1,000,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to provide a cost-share for federal assistance from the Federal Highway Administration for the emergency relief program under United States Code, title 23, section 125. Of the appropriation in fiscal year 2024, $3,300,000 is onetime and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin (4) Metropolitan Counties new text end new text begin 20,000,000 new text end new text begin -0- new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund for distribution to metropolitan counties as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.49, subdivision 5, for use in conformance with the requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.49, subdivision 6. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Agency Management new text end

new text begin (a) Agency Services new text end new text begin 317,666,000 new text end new text begin 87,228,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 241,639,000 new text end new text begin 6,151,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 76,027,000 new text end new text begin 81,077,000 new text end

new text begin $216,400,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) discretionary matches under article 4, section 111. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin $13,790,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $190,000 in fiscal year 2025 are from the general fund for matching federal aid, related state investments, and staff costs for the electric vehicle infrastructure program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.47. Of this appropriation, $13,600,000 in fiscal year 2024 is onetime and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin $900,000 in each year is from the general fund for the purpose of establishing a Tribal affairs workforce training program related to the construction industry. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for federal transportation grants technical assistance under article 4, section 110. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin $7,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2025 are from the general fund for information technology projects and implementation. new text end

new text begin $500,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for grants to nonprofit organizations or carsharing operators to support the growth of carsharing in disadvantaged communities through programs, marketing, and community engagement. A grant recipient may use grant proceeds for capital and operational costs of a program. Eligible grant recipients must be based in Minnesota and be either a nonprofit organization or carsharing operator, with a preference given to nonprofit carsharing operators. Transportation management organizations are not eligible to receive grants under this paragraph. new text end

new text begin (b) Buildings new text end new text begin 40,790,000 new text end new text begin 41,120,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 55,000 new text end new text begin 55,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 40,735,000 new text end new text begin 41,065,000 new text end

new text begin Any money appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for building construction for any fiscal year before fiscal year 2024 is available to the commissioner during the biennium to the extent that the commissioner spends the money on the building construction projects for which the money was originally encumbered during the fiscal year for which it was appropriated. If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it. new text end

new text begin The base from the general fund is $0 in each of fiscal years 2026 and 2027. new text end

new text begin (c) Tort Claims new text end new text begin 600,000 new text end new text begin 600,000 new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Transfers; General Authority new text end

new text begin (a) With the approval of the commissioner of management and budget, the commissioner of transportation may transfer unencumbered balances among the appropriations from the trunk highway fund and the state airports fund made in this section. Transfers under this paragraph must not be made: (1) between funds; (2) from the appropriations for state road construction or debt service; or (3) from the appropriations for operations and maintenance or program delivery, except for a transfer to state road construction or debt service. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must immediately report transfers under paragraph (a) to the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance. The authority for the commissioner of transportation to make transfers under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.285, is superseded by the authority and requirements under this subdivision. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Transfers; Flexible Highway Account new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation must transfer from the flexible highway account in the county state-aid highway fund: new text end

new text begin (1) $1,850,000 in fiscal year 2024 to the trunk highway fund; new text end

new text begin (2) $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 to the municipal turnback account in the municipal state-aid street fund; and new text end

new text begin (3) the remainder in each year to the county turnback account in the county state-aid highway fund. new text end

new text begin The money transferred under this subdivision is for highway turnback purposes as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.081, subdivision 3. new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Contingent Appropriations new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation, with the approval of the governor and the written approval of at least five members of a group consisting of the members of the Legislative Advisory Commission under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30, and the ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance, 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 to take advantage of federal advanced construction funding; (2) for trunk highway maintenance in order to meet an emergency; or (3) to pay tort or environmental claims. Nothing in this subdivision authorizes the commissioner to increase the use of federal advanced construction funding beyond amounts specifically authorized. Any transfer as a result of the use of federal advanced construction funding must include an analysis of the effects on the long-term trunk highway fund balance. The amount transferred is appropriated for the purpose of the account to which it is transferred. new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin METROPOLITAN COUNCIL new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation new text end

new text begin $ new text end new text begin 141,630,000 new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 88,630,000 new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are from the general fund to the Metropolitan Council. new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following subdivisions. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Transit System Operations new text end

new text begin 85,654,000 new text end new text begin 32,654,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for transit system operations under Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449. new text end

new text begin $50,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is for a grant to Hennepin County for the Blue Line light rail transit extension project, including but not limited to predesign, design, engineering, environmental analysis and mitigation, right-of-way acquisition, construction, and acquisition of rolling stock. Of this amount, $40,000,000 is available only upon entering a full funding grant agreement with the Federal Transit Administration by June 30, 2027. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2030. new text end

new text begin $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is for highway bus rapid transit project development in the marked U.S. Highway 169 and marked Trunk Highway 55 corridors, including but not limited to feasibility study, predesign, design, engineering, environmental analysis and remediation, and right-of-way acquisition. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Metro Mobility new text end

new text begin 55,976,000 new text end new text begin 55,976,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for Metro Mobility under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.386. new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation new text end

new text begin $ new text end new text begin 298,096,000 new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 281,378,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 44,758,000 new text end new text begin 35,470,000 new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D. new text end new text begin 1,336,000 new text end new text begin 1,378,000 new text end
new text begin Special Revenue new text end new text begin 72,296,000 new text end new text begin 73,442,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 179,706,000 new text end new text begin 171,088,000 new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are to the commissioner of public safety. new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following subdivisions. The commissioner must spend appropriations from the trunk highway fund in subdivision 3 only for State Patrol purposes. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Administration and Related Services new text end

new text begin (a) Office of Communications new text end new text begin 896,000 new text end new text begin 1,148,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund. new text end

new text begin (b) Public Safety Support new text end new text begin 9,976,000 new text end new text begin 11,773,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 5,049,000 new text end new text begin 6,564,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 4,927,000 new text end new text begin 5,209,000 new text end

new text begin $1,482,000 in each year is from the general fund for staff and operating costs related to public engagement activities. new text end

new text begin (c) Public Safety Officer Survivor Benefits new text end new text begin 640,000 new text end new text begin 640,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund 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. new text end

new text begin (d) Public Safety Officer Reimbursements new text end new text begin 1,367,000 new text end new text begin 1,367,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund for transfer to the public safety officer's benefit account. This appropriation is available for reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465. new text end

new text begin (e) Soft Body Armor Reimbursements new text end new text begin 745,000 new text end new text begin 745,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund for soft body armor reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.38. new text end

new text begin (f) Technology and Support Services new text end new text begin 6,712,000 new text end new text begin 6,783,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 1,645,000 new text end new text begin 1,684,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 5,067,000 new text end new text begin 5,099,000 new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Patrol new text end

new text begin (a) Patrolling Highways new text end new text begin 154,044,000 new text end new text begin 141,731,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 387,000 new text end new text begin 37,000 new text end
new text begin H.U.T.D. new text end new text begin 92,000 new text end new text begin 92,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 153,565,000 new text end new text begin 141,602,000 new text end

new text begin $350,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for predesign of a State Patrol headquarters building and related storage and training facilities. The commissioner of public safety must work with the commissioner of administration to complete the predesign. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin $14,500,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the trunk highway fund to purchase and equip a helicopter for the State Patrol. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025. new text end

new text begin $2,300,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the trunk highway fund to purchase a Cirrus single engine airplane for the State Patrol. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025. new text end

new text begin $1,700,000 in each year is from the trunk highway fund for staff and equipment costs of pilots for the State Patrol. new text end

new text begin $611,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $352,000 in fiscal year 2025 are from the trunk highway fund to support the State Patrol's accreditation process under the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. new text end

new text begin (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement new text end new text begin 15,446,000 new text end new text begin 18,423,000 new text end

new text begin $2,948,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $5,248,000 in fiscal year 2025 are to provide the required match for federal grants for additional troopers and nonsworn commercial vehicle inspectors. new text end

new text begin (c) Capitol Security new text end new text begin 18,666,000 new text end new text begin 19,231,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must not: new text end

new text begin (1) spend any money from the trunk highway fund for capitol security; or new text end

new text begin (2) permanently transfer any state trooper from the patrolling highways activity to capitol security. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must not transfer any money appropriated to the commissioner under this section: new text end

new text begin (1) to capitol security; or new text end

new text begin (2) from capitol security. new text end

new text begin (d) Vehicle Crimes Unit new text end new text begin 1,244,000 new text end new text begin 1,286,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the highway user tax distribution fund to investigate: new text end

new text begin (1) registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax liabilities from individuals and businesses that currently do not pay all taxes owed; and new text end

new text begin (2) illegal or improper activity related to the sale, transfer, titling, and registration of motor vehicles. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Driver and Vehicle Services new text end

new text begin (a) Driver Services new text end new text begin 42,615,000 new text end new text begin 43,262,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the driver and vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705. new text end

new text begin $750,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $120,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for reimbursement to driver's license agents for the purchase and maintenance of equipment necessary for a full-service provider, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 171.01, subdivision 33a, following application to the commissioner. Of the amount in fiscal year 2024, the commissioner may provide no more than $15,000 to each driver's license agent. new text end

new text begin $115,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $109,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for staff costs to manage, review, and audit online driver education programs. new text end

new text begin $262,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $81,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for implementation of race and ethnicity information collection from applicants for drivers' licenses and identification cards. new text end

new text begin $58,000 in fiscal year 2024 is for the implementation costs of a watercraft operator's permit indicator on drivers' licenses and identification cards. new text end

new text begin $2,598,000 in each year is to maintain driver's license examination stations. The commissioner must keep open all driver's license examination stations that are open on the effective date of this section, including any stations that reopened following closure in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. new text end

new text begin (b) Vehicle Services new text end new text begin 34,238,000 new text end new text begin 28,737,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 6,000,000 new text end new text begin -0- new text end
new text begin Special Revenue new text end new text begin 28,238,000 new text end new text begin 28,737,000 new text end

new text begin The appropriation from the special revenue fund is from the driver and vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705. new text end

new text begin $202,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $192,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for staff costs related to monitoring and auditing records issued by full-service providers. new text end

new text begin $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for payments to deputy registrars. The commissioner must make payments to each deputy registrar based proportionally on the total number of transactions, excluding corrections and transactions at a self-service kiosk, completed by each deputy registrar during the previous fiscal year. The payments must be made on or before July 15, 2023. new text end

new text begin $1,600,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $1,300,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for staff and operating costs related to additional vehicle inspection sites. new text end

new text begin $101,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $96,000 in fiscal year 2025 are for an appeals process for information technology system data access revocations, including costs of staff and equipment. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Traffic Safety new text end

new text begin 9,504,000 new text end new text begin 4,249,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 8,803,000 new text end new text begin 3,494,000 new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway new text end new text begin 701,000 new text end new text begin 755,000 new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for grants to local units of government to perform additional traffic safety enforcement activities in safe road zones under Minnesota Statutes, section 169.065. In allocating funds, the commissioner must account for other sources of funding for increased traffic enforcement. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for grants to local units of government to increase traffic safety enforcement activities, including training, equipment, overtime, and related costs for peace officers to perform duties that are specifically related to traffic management and traffic safety. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for grants to law enforcement agencies to undertake targeted speed reduction efforts on rural high-risk roadways identified by the commissioner based on crash information and consultation with the Advisory Council on Traffic Safety under Minnesota Statutes, section 4.076, and local traffic safety partners. new text end

new text begin $50,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for an education and awareness campaign on motor vehicles passing school buses, designed to: (1) help reduce occurrences of motor vehicles unlawfully passing school buses; and (2) inform drivers about the safety of pupils boarding and unloading from school buses, including laws requiring a motor vehicle to stop when a school bus has extended the stop-signal arm and is flashing red lights and penalties for violations. The commissioner must identify best practices, review effective communication methods to educate drivers, and consider multiple forms of media to convey the information. new text end

new text begin $100,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for a public awareness campaign to promote understanding and compliance with laws regarding the passing of parked authorized vehicles. new text end

new text begin $350,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for grants to local units of government for safe ride programs that provide safe transportation options for patrons of hospitality and entertainment businesses within a community. new text end

new text begin $250,000 in fiscal year 2024 is from the general fund for the traffic safety violations disposition analysis under article 4, section 109. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in each year is from the general fund for operations and traffic safety projects and activities of the Advisory Council on Traffic Safety under Minnesota Statutes, section 4.076. new text end

new text begin $98,000 in each year is from the general fund to coordinate a statewide traffic safety equity program, including staff costs. new text end

new text begin The following amounts are for the staff and operating costs related to a Traffic Safety Data Analytics Center: (1) $407,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $813,000 in fiscal year 2025 from the general fund; and (2) $140,000 in each year is from the trunk highway fund. The base from the trunk highway fund is $187,000 in each of fiscal years 2026 and 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Pipeline Safety new text end

new text begin 2,003,000 new text end new text begin 2,003,000 new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund new text end
new text begin 2024 new text end new text begin 2025 new text end
new text begin General new text end new text begin 560,000 new text end new text begin 560,000 new text end
new text begin Special Revenue new text end new text begin 1,443,000 new text end new text begin 1,443,000 new text end

new text begin The appropriation from the special revenue fund is from the pipeline safety account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299J.18. new text end

new text begin $560,000 in each year is from the general fund for staff and operating costs related to oversight of the excavation notice system under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216D, including education, investigation, and enforcement activities. new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin LEGISLATIVE COORDINATING COMMISSION new text end

new text begin $ new text end new text begin 225,000 new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin -0- new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to the Legislative Coordinating Commission for costs of the Metropolitan Governance Task Force under article 4, section 123. new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin MINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Federal Funds Coordinator new text end

new text begin 570,000 new text end new text begin 570,000 new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget for a coordinator and support staff to provide for maximization of federal formula and discretionary grant funds to recipients in the state, including but not limited to funds under: (1) the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Public Law 117-58; (2) the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Public Law 117-169; (3) the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, Public Law 117-167; and (4) subsequent federal appropriations acts associated with a spending authorization or appropriation under clauses (1) to (3). new text end

new text begin (b) The duties of the federal coordinator include but are not limited to: new text end

new text begin (1) serving as the state agency lead on activities related to federal infrastructure funds; new text end

new text begin (2) coordinating on federal grants with the governor, legislature, state agencies, federally recognized Tribal governments, political subdivisions, and private entities; and new text end

new text begin (3) developing methods to maximize the amount and effectiveness of federal grants provided to recipients in the state. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Federal Funds Coordinator; Fiscal Year 2023 new text end

new text begin $70,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget for the purposes specified in subdivision 1. This amount is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2024. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 2 is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 7.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 16, subdivision 11, as amended by Laws 2019, chapter 2, article 2, section 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 11.

Corridors of Commerce

400,000,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund for the corridors of commerce program under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088.

(b) This appropriation is available in the amounts of:

(1) $150,000,000 in fiscal year 2022;

(2) $150,000,000 in fiscal year 2023; and

(3) $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2024.

(c) The commissioner must select projects for the corridors of commerce program solely using the results of the spring 2018 evaluation for the corridors of commerce program, in order based on total score. In addition to the projects selected for funding in the first round from the spring 2018 evaluation, the commissioner must select at least two projects located outside the Department of Transportation metropolitan district. If funds are insufficient for an identified project, the commissioner must either select the identified project, or select one or more alternative projects that are (1) for a segment within the project limits of the identified project; and (2) also identified and scored in the spring 2018 evaluation process. For projects located outside the Department of Transportation metropolitan district, the commissioner must not select a project located in a county within which a project was selected for funding in the first round in the spring 2018 evaluation for the corridors of commerce program.

(d) new text begin Notwithstanding the project selection requirements under paragraph (c), any remaining amount of this appropriation is for predesign, design, engineering, and construction of an overpass and associated safety improvements at the intersection of marked Trunk Highway 9 and marked Trunk Highway 23 in the city of New London.new text end

new text begin (e) new text end The appropriation in Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 2, subdivision 1, is available for the projects selected under paragraph (c) that the commissioner determines are ready to proceed.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end The appropriation in this subdivision is available for any projects selected by the commissioner using the results of the evaluation for the corridors of commerce program conducted in spring 2018.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin (g)new text end This appropriation cancels as specified under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, except that the commissioner of management and budget shall count the start of authorization for issuance of state bonds as the first day of the fiscal year during which the bonds are available to be issued, and not as the date of enactment of this section.

Sec. 8.

Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 4, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Driver and Vehicle Services

(a) Driver Services 44,820,000 39,685,000

This appropriation is from the driver services operating account in the special revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 2.

$2,598,000 in each year is for costs to reopen all driver's license examination stations that were closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This amount is not available for the public information center, general administration, or operational support. This is a onetime appropriation.

$2,229,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $155,000 in fiscal year 2023 are for costs of a pilot project for same-day issuance of drivers' licenses and state identification cards.

deleted text begin The base is $36,398,000 in each of fiscal years 2024 and 2025. deleted text end new text begin Any unexpended amount of this appropriation remaining on June 30, 2023, cancels to the driver and vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705. new text end

(b) Vehicle Services 37,418,000 deleted text begin 35,535,000 deleted text end new text begin 27,299,000 new text end
Appropriations by Fund
2022 2023
H.U.T.D. 686,000 -0-
Special Revenue 36,732,000 deleted text begin 35,535,000 deleted text end new text begin 27,299,000 new text end

The special revenue fund appropriation is from the vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 1.

$200,000 in fiscal year 2022 is from the vehicle services operating account for the independent expert review of MnDRIVE under article 4, section 144, for expenses of the chair and the review team related to work completed pursuant to that section, including any contracts entered into. This is a onetime appropriation.

$250,000 in fiscal year 2022 is from the vehicle services operating account for programming costs related to the implementation of self-service kiosks for vehicle registration renewal. This is a onetime appropriation and is available in fiscal year 2023.

deleted text begin The base is $33,788,000 in each of fiscal years 2024 and 2025. deleted text end new text begin Any unexpended amount of the appropriation from the special revenue fund remaining on June 30, 2023, cancels to the driver and vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS. new text end

new text begin (a) $300,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $300,000 in fiscal year 2025 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for grants to the I-494 Corridor Commission to provide telework resources, assistance, information, and related activities on a statewide basis. new text end

new text begin (b) $300,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $300,000 in fiscal year 2025 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for grants to the St. Paul transportation management organization. The organization must provide public education and information to support a reduction in vehicle miles traveled throughout the metropolitan area. new text end

new text begin (c) $103,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $103,000 in fiscal year 2025 are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for grants to the downtown Minneapolis transportation management organization. Programs funded with this appropriation must include but are not limited to a hybrid commuter education pilot program. new text end

new text begin (d) $350,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for grants to the city of Chatfield to develop a transportation management organization in southeastern Minnesota. Money under this paragraph is available for developing a comprehensive assessment and financial plan for a transportation management organization in the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. The study must assess how the transportation management organization can develop resources to meet the region's growing and changing transportation needs and prioritize transportation-related challenges that affect the region's workforce, access to health care and postsecondary education, and quality of life. new text end

new text begin (e) Money under paragraphs (a) to (c) is available for programming and service expansion to assist companies and commuters with carpool, vanpool, bicycle commuting, telework, and transit. new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner must not retain any portion of the appropriations under this section. new text end

new text begin (g) The appropriations in paragraphs (a) to (d) are onetime appropriations. new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; RAIL CORRIDOR SERVICE. new text end

new text begin $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for rail corridor service analysis under article 4, section 112. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until December 31, 2025. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; TRANSIT SERVICE INTERVENTION PROJECT. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the Metropolitan Council for grants to participating organizations in the Transit Service Intervention Project under article 4, section 113. The council must allocate the grants to provide reimbursements for project implementation, including but not limited to intervention teams, labor, and other expenses. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2024. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS; STATE PATROL OPERATING DEFICIENCY. new text end

new text begin (a) $6,728,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the trunk highway fund to the commissioner of public safety for State Patrol operating costs. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until December 31, 2023. new text end

new text begin (b) $106,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the highway user tax distribution fund to the commissioner of public safety for the State Patrol Vehicle Crimes Unit. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until December 31, 2023. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. new text end

new text begin $30,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development for temporary staff costs related to the procurement of a statewide freight optimization tool for the Department of Transportation. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025. new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; TRAFFIC SAFETY. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public safety for grants to school districts, nonpublic schools, charter schools, and companies that provide school bus services for the purchase and installation of school bus stop-signal arm camera systems. In awarding grants, the commissioner must follow the same requirements as under Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 4, subdivision 5. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025. new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; SMALL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS. new text end

new text begin (a) $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2025 are appropriated from the general fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for small community partnerships on infrastructure project analysis and development as provided in this section. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2026. new text end

new text begin (b) The appropriation under this section must be used for: new text end

new text begin (1) partnership activities in the Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, the Center for Transportation Studies, the Minnesota Design Center, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, or other related entities; new text end

new text begin (2) support and assistance to small communities that includes: new text end

new text begin (i) methods to incorporate consideration of sustainability, resiliency, and adaptation to the impacts of climate change; and new text end

new text begin (ii) identification and cross-sector analysis of any potential associated projects and efficiencies through coordinated investments in other infrastructure or assets; and new text end

new text begin (3) prioritization of support and assistance to political subdivisions and federally recognized Tribal governments based on insufficiency of capacity to undertake project development and apply for state or federal infrastructure grants. new text end

new text begin (c) The agreement may provide for project analysis and development activities that include but are not limited to planning, scoping, analysis, predesign, design, pre-engineering, and engineering. new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; RICE STREET CAPITOL AREA REDESIGN. new text end

new text begin (a) $25,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for one or more grants to the city of St. Paul, Ramsey County, or both for planning, predesign, design, engineering, environmental analysis and mitigation, land acquisition, and reconstruction of Rice Street from West Pennsylvania Avenue to John Ireland Boulevard. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2029. new text end

new text begin (b) The Rice Street Capitol Area redesign project under this section must: new text end

new text begin (1) be developed under a multiagency process that includes but is not limited to coordination between the city of St. Paul, Ramsey County, the Metropolitan Council, the commissioner of transportation, and the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board under Minnesota Statutes, section 15B.03; new text end

new text begin (2) conform with the comprehensive plan adopted under Minnesota Statutes, section 15B.05, and the street design manual adopted by the city of St. Paul; and new text end

new text begin (3) establish a multimodal hub in the vicinity of Rice Street and University Avenue. new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS; PRIORITY TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Crosstown pedestrian bridge; Edina. new text end

new text begin $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to the city of Edina for design, engineering, and construction of a new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant safe overpass bridge to replace the current Crosstown Pedestrian Bridge over marked Trunk Highway 62 in the city of Edina. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 10; Sherburne County. new text end

new text begin $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for preliminary engineering of safety and access improvements on marked U.S. Highway 10 between the cities of Clear Lake and St. Cloud. This appropriation is for phase one of the project. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Veterans Bridge; St. Cloud. new text end

new text begin $750,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to the city of St. Cloud for predesign, design, engineering, environmental analysis, and construction of repairs and rehabilitation to the Veterans Bridge in the city of St. Cloud, including associated pedestrian safety improvements. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin University Drive; St. Cloud. new text end

new text begin $8,500,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to the city of St. Cloud for predesign, design, engineering, environmental analysis, and reconstruction of University Drive from Stearns County State-Aid Highway 75 to 15th Avenue Southeast, including bicycle facility improvements and utility replacement. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway 7 study; Hennepin County. new text end

new text begin $750,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the trunk highway fund to the commissioner of transportation for a feasibility study of safety, access, and other improvements on marked Trunk Highway 7 from the western border of Hennepin County to marked Interstate Highway 494, including connecting roadways. Any amount remaining following the study is available for environmental analysis and preliminary design. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Highway-rail grade separation; Moorhead. new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for one or more rail grade separation projects in the city of Moorhead in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 219.016. This appropriation is in addition to the amount appropriated in Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 2, subdivision 2, for the same purpose. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 52 box culvert underpass; Dakota County. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for preliminary and final design, engineering, environmental analysis, acquisition of permanent easements and rights-of-way, and construction of a box culvert underpass at marked U.S. Highway 52 and Dakota County Road 6 near the Hmong American Farmers Association. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard Bridge; St. Paul. new text end

new text begin $3,500,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to the city of St. Paul for the Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard bridge project. This appropriation is in addition to the appropriation for the same purpose in Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 16, subdivision 19, and in addition to any other appropriations for the same purpose enacted in the 2023 legislative session. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway 36 interchange; Washington County. new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to Washington County for predesign, design, property acquisition, and construction of a new interchange at marked Trunk Highway 36 and Washington County State-Aid Highway 17, known as Lake Elmo Avenue, in Washington County. This appropriation is in addition to any other appropriations for the same purpose enacted in the 2023 legislative session. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 169/Trunk Highway 282 interchange; Jordan. new text end

new text begin $4,900,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to Scott County for design and construction of local road improvements associated with an interchange at marked U.S. Highway 169, marked Trunk Highway 282, and Scott County State-Aid Highway 9 in the city of Jordan, including accommodations for bicycles and pedestrians, rail grade separation, road work, and public utility relocations. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 169/109th Avenue North intersection; Hennepin County. new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for one or more grants to the city of Brooklyn Park, the city of Champlin, or both, for environmental documentation, preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, final design, and construction of local road portions of intersection improvements at 109th Avenue North and marked U.S. Highway 169, including: (1) associated frontage roads, backage roads, and connecting local streets; and (2) any associated water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater infrastructure improvements necessary or required for the construction of the local road improvements portion of the project. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 169 expansion; Itasca County. new text end

new text begin $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the trunk highway fund to the commissioner of transportation for planning, predesign, design, engineering, and environmental analysis and remediation of expansion of marked U.S. Highway 169 from a two-lane to a four-lane divided highway between Taconite and Pengilly. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway 5; Chanhassen. new text end

new text begin $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to Carver County to complete the preliminary engineering, environmental documentation, final design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of improvements to marked Trunk Highway 5 from Minnewashta Parkway to marked Trunk Highway 41 in the city of Chanhassen, including mainline highway expansion, cross streets, off-street trails, a bridge over Lake Minnewashta wetlands, utility relocations, and installations. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Accessible facilities; certain cities. new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for grants to cities of the first class, as specified under Minnesota Statutes, section 410.01, for construction of Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible facilities in the public right-of-way. The commissioner must consult with the cities when determining the allocation of grant awards. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin East River Road; Coon Rapids. new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to the city of Coon Rapids, Anoka County, or both, for design and right-of-way acquisition for interchange construction and associated improvements to Anoka County State-Aid Highway 1 (East River Road) at marked Trunk Highway 610 in the city of Coon Rapids. This appropriation is in addition to the appropriation in Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 16, subdivision 3. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin St. Louis County State-Aid Highway 100; Aurora. new text end

new text begin $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for one or more grants to St. Louis County for predesign, design, engineering, environmental analysis and mitigation, land acquisition, and reconstruction of St. Louis County State-Aid Highway 100 (3rd Avenue North and Main Street) from marked Trunk Highway 135 to St. Louis County State-Aid Highway 110 in the city of Aurora. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Progress Parkway; Eveleth. new text end

new text begin $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for one or more grants to St. Louis County for predesign, design, engineering, environmental analysis and mitigation, land acquisition, construction, and reconstruction of Progress Parkway to provide for intersection improvements and road realignment and extension from marked U.S. Highway 53 and St. Louis County State-Aid Highway 142 to marked Trunk Highway 37 and Station 44 Road in the city of Eveleth. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2027. new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Town roads. new text end

new text begin $7,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to a township with a population greater than 10,000 according to the last two federal decennial censuses. This appropriation is for the purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 162.081, subdivision 4. new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin ACCOUNT USE FOR CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS. new text end

new text begin (a) If an appropriation in fiscal year 2024 or thereafter from the vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 1, or from the driver services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 2, is enacted during the 2023 regular legislative session, the appropriation is instead from the driver and vehicle services operating account as provided under article 4, section 82. new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 645.26, subdivision 3, this section prevails for an appropriation as provided under paragraph (a). new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin APPROPRIATION CANCELLATIONS. new text end

new text begin (a) $4,797,000 of the appropriation in fiscal year 2022 for safe routes to school under Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), is canceled to the general fund on June 29, 2023. new text end

new text begin (b) $974,000 of the appropriation from the general fund in fiscal year 2022 for freight under Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (e), is canceled to the general fund on June 29, 2023. new text end

new text begin (c) $15,000 of the appropriation in fiscal year 2022 and $15,000 of the appropriation in fiscal year 2023 to the commissioner of employment and economic development from the general fund under Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 7, is canceled to the general fund on June 29, 2023. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin TRANSFERS. new text end

new text begin (a) $152,650,000 in fiscal year 2024 is transferred from the general fund to the trunk highway fund for the state match for highway formula and discretionary grants under the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58, and for related state investments. new text end

new text begin (b) $19,500,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $19,500,000 in fiscal year 2025 are transferred from the general fund to the active transportation account under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.38. The base for this transfer is $8,875,000 in fiscal year 2026 and $9,000,000 in fiscal year 2027. new text end

new text begin (c) By June 30, 2023, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer any remaining unappropriated balance, estimated to be $232,000, from the driver services operating account in the special revenue fund to the driver and vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705. new text end

new text begin (d) By June 30, 2023, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer any remaining unappropriated balance, estimated to be $13,454,000, from the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund to the driver and vehicle services operating account under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraphs (c) and (d) are effective the day following final enactment. new text end

ARTICLE 2

TRUNK HIGHWAY BONDS

Section 1.

new text begin BOND APPROPRIATIONS. new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund to the commissioner of transportation or other named entity to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, articles XI and XIV. Unless otherwise specified, money appropriated in this article for a capital program or project may be used to pay state agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital program or project in accordance with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of management and budget. new text end

new text begin SUMMARY new text end
new text begin Department of Transportation new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 598,590,000 new text end
new text begin Department of Management and Budget new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 610,000 new text end
new text begin TOTAL new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 599,200,000 new text end
new text begin APPROPRIATIONS new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Corridors of Commerce new text end

new text begin $ new text end new text begin 153,000,000 new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is to the commissioner of transportation for the corridors of commerce program under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088. The commissioner may use up to 17 percent of the amount for program delivery. new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation is available in the amounts of: new text end

new text begin (1) $8,000,000 in fiscal year 2024; new text end

new text begin (2) $72,500,000 in fiscal year 2025; and new text end

new text begin (3) $72,500,000 in fiscal year 2026. new text end

new text begin (c) From this appropriation, the commissioner must select projects using (1) the results of the spring 2023 evaluation for the corridors of commerce program, and (2) the regional balance requirements as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088, subdivision 4a. new text end

new text begin (d) The appropriation in this subdivision cancels as specified under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, except that the commissioner of management and budget must count the start of authorization for issuance of state bonds as the first day of the fiscal year during which the bonds are available to be issued as specified under paragraph (b), and not as the date of enactment of this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State Road Construction new text end

new text begin 200,000,000 new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is to the commissioner of transportation for construction, reconstruction, and improvement of trunk highways, including design-build contracts, internal department costs associated with delivering the construction program, and consultant usage to support these activities. The commissioner may use up to 17 percent of the amount for program delivery. new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation is available in the amounts of: new text end

new text begin (1) $67,000,000 in fiscal year 2024; new text end

new text begin (2) $67,000,000 in fiscal year 2025; and new text end

new text begin (3) $66,000,000 in fiscal year 2026. new text end

new text begin (c) The appropriation in this subdivision cancels as specified under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, except that the commissioner of management and budget must count the start of authorization for issuance of state bonds as the first day of the fiscal year during which the bonds are available to be issued as specified under paragraph (b), and not as the date of enactment of this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Transportation Facilities Capital Improvements new text end

new text begin 87,440,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for capital improvements to Department of Transportation facilities. The improvements must: (1) support the programmatic mission of the department; (2) extend the useful life of existing buildings; or (3) renovate or construct facilities to meet the department's current and future operational needs. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway 65; Anoka County new text end

new text begin 68,750,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for one or more grants to the city of Blaine, Anoka County, or both for the predesign, right-of-way acquisition, design, engineering, and construction of intersection improvements along Trunk Highway 65 at 99th Avenue Northeast; 105th Avenue Northeast; Anoka County State-Aid Highway 12; 109th Avenue Northeast; 117th Avenue Northeast; and the associated frontage roads and backage roads within the trunk highway system. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 10; Coon Rapids new text end

new text begin 30,000,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for a grant to Anoka County for preliminary engineering, environmental analysis, final design, right-of-way acquisition, construction, and construction administration of a third travel lane in each direction of marked U.S. Highway 10 from east of the interchange with Hanson Boulevard to Round Lake Boulevard in the city of Coon Rapids. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway 61; Two Harbors new text end

new text begin 11,000,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the preliminary engineering, environmental analysis, final design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of marked Trunk Highway 61 through the city of Two Harbors in Lake County. This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 169 Interchange; Scott County new text end

new text begin 4,200,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for a grant to Scott County to design and construct trunk highway improvements associated with an interchange at U.S. Highway 169, marked Trunk Highway 282, and Scott County State-Aid Highway 9 in the city of Jordan, including accommodations for bicycles and pedestrians and for bridge and road construction. new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway 3 Roundabout; Rosemount new text end

new text begin 2,200,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for design, engineering, planning, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of a roundabout on marked Trunk Highway 3 at the intersection with 142nd Street West in the city of Rosemount. new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin U.S. Highway 8; Chisago County new text end

new text begin 42,000,000 new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for a grant to Chisago County for predesign, design, engineering, and reconstruction of marked U.S. Highway 8 from Karmel Avenue in Chisago City to marked Interstate Highway 35, including pedestrian and bike trails along and crossings of this segment of marked U.S. Highway 8. The reconstruction project may include expanding segments of marked U.S. Highway 8 to four lanes, constructing or reconstructing frontage roads and backage roads, and realigning local roads to consolidate, remove, and relocate access onto and off of U.S. Highway 8. This appropriation is for the portion of the project that is eligible for use of proceeds of trunk highway bonds. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that sufficient resources have been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project. new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin BOND SALE EXPENSES new text end

new text begin $ new text end new text begin 610,000 new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is to the commissioner of management and budget for bond sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation is available in the amounts of: new text end

new text begin (1) $330,000 in fiscal year 2024; new text end

new text begin (2) $140,000 in fiscal year 2025; and new text end

new text begin (3) $140,000 in fiscal year 2026. new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $599,200,000 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 from the sale of the bonds, must be deposited in the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund. new text end

ARTICLE 3

TAXATION

Section 1.

new text begin [41A.30] SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL; TAX CREDITS. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Aircraft" has the meaning given in section 296A.01, subdivision 3. new text end

new text begin (c) "Aviation gasoline" has the meaning given in section 296A.01, subdivision 7. new text end

new text begin (d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture. new text end

new text begin (e) "Jet fuel" has the meaning given in section 296A.01, subdivision 8. new text end

new text begin (f) "Qualifying taxpayer" means a taxpayer, as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 6, that is engaged in the business of: new text end

new text begin (1) producing sustainable aviation fuel; or new text end

new text begin (2) blending sustainable aviation fuel with aviation gasoline or jet fuel. new text end

new text begin (g) "Sustainable aviation fuel" means liquid fuel that: new text end

new text begin (1) is derived from biomass, as defined in section 41A.15, subdivision 2e; new text end

new text begin (2) is not derived from palm fatty acid distillates; and new text end

new text begin (3) achieves at least a 50 percent life cycle greenhouse gas emissions reduction in comparison with petroleum-based aviation gasoline, aviation turbine fuel, and jet fuel as determined by a test that shows: new text end

new text begin (i) that the fuel production pathway achieves at least a 50 percent life cycle greenhouse gas emissions reduction in comparison with petroleum-based aviation gasoline, aviation turbine fuel, and jet fuel utilizing the most recent version of Argonne National Laboratory's Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technologies (GREET) model that accounts for reduced emissions throughout the fuel production process; or new text end

new text begin (ii) that the fuel production pathway achieves at least a 50 percent reduction of the aggregate attributional core life cycle emissions and the positive induced land use change values under the life cycle methodology for sustainable aviation fuels adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization with the agreement of the United States. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tax credit establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) A qualifying taxpayer may claim a tax credit against the tax due under chapter 290 equal to $1.50 for each gallon of sustainable aviation fuel that is: new text end

new text begin (1) produced in Minnesota or blended with aviation or gasoline or jet fuel in Minnesota; and new text end

new text begin (2) sold in Minnesota to a purchaser who certifies that the sustainable aviation fuel is for use as fuel in an aircraft departing from an airport in Minnesota. new text end

new text begin (b) The credit may be claimed only after approval and certification by the commissioner and is limited to the amount stated on the credit certificate issued under subdivision 3. A qualifying taxpayer must apply to the commissioner for certification and allocation of a credit in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner. new text end

new text begin (c) A qualifying taxpayer may claim a credit for blending or producing sustainable aviation fuel, but not both. If sustainable aviation fuel is blended with aviation gasoline or jet fuel, the credit is allowed only for the portion of sustainable aviation fuel that is included in the blended fuel. new text end

new text begin (d) If the amount of credit that the taxpayer is eligible to receive under this section exceeds the liability for tax under chapter 290, the commissioner of revenue must refund the excess to the taxpayer. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Credit certificates. new text end

new text begin (a) A business must apply to the commissioner to be eligible for a credit certificate as a qualifying taxpayer within two months after the close of its taxable year for all sustainable aviation fuel sold under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), in the taxable year. The application must be in the form and be made under the procedures specified by the commissioner and must include: new text end

new text begin (1) evidence of production or blending in Minnesota required under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (1); and new text end

new text begin (2) a purchaser's certification that the sustainable aviation fuel is for use as fuel in an aircraft departing from an airport in Minnesota, as required under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2). new text end

new text begin (b) Within 30 days of receiving an application for certification under this subdivision, the commissioner must: new text end

new text begin (1) issue a credit certificate under paragraph (c); new text end

new text begin (2) request additional information from the business; or new text end

new text begin (3) reject the application for certification. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner requests additional information from the business, the commissioner must either issue a credit certificate or reject the application within 30 days of receiving the additional information. If a business fails to submit the additional information within 30 days or if the commissioner neither issues a credit certificate within 30 days of receiving the original application or within 30 days of receiving the additional information requested, whichever is later, the application is deemed rejected. new text end

new text begin (c) A credit certificate must state: new text end

new text begin (1) the fiscal year for which the credit certificate is issued; new text end

new text begin (2) the amount of the tax credit; and new text end

new text begin (3) the taxable year for which the taxpayer may claim the tax credit under section 290.0688. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must certify qualifying taxpayers as eligible for the tax credit under subdivision 2 and issue credit certificates under subdivision 3 subject to the allocation limits under subdivision 5. new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner must share information with the commissioner of revenue to the extent necessary to administer the provisions under this section and section 290.0688. For credit certificates issued under subdivision 3, the commissioner must notify the commissioner of revenue of the issuance within 30 days. new text end

new text begin (c) Applications for credit certificates must be made available on the department's website by July 1 of each year identified under subdivision 5. new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner must allocate credit certificates on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on August 1 of each year listed under subdivision 5. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Allocation limits. new text end

new text begin (a) For tax credits allowed under subdivision 2, the commissioner must not issue credit certificates for more than: new text end

new text begin (1) $7,400,000 for fiscal year 2025; and new text end

new text begin (2) $2,100,000 for each of fiscal years 2026 and 2027. new text end

new text begin (b) If the entire amount authorized under paragraph (a) is not allocated in fiscal year 2025 or 2026, any remaining amount is available for allocation through fiscal year 2030 until the entire allocation has been made. The commissioner must not issue any credit certificates for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2030, and any unallocated amounts cancel on that date. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Appeals. new text end

new text begin (a) Any decision of the commissioner under this section may be challenged as a contested case under chapter 14. The contested case proceeding must be initiated within 60 days of the date of written notification by the commissioner. new text end

new text begin (b) If a taxpayer challenges a decision of the commissioner under this subdivision, upon perfection of the appeal, the commissioner must notify the commissioner of revenue of the challenge within five days. new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this subdivision affects the commissioner of revenue's authority to audit, review, correct, or adjust returns claiming the credit. new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner may not hold credit amounts in reserve pending any contested case hearing under this subdivision. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2030. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023, for sustainable aviation fuel sold after June 30, 2024, and before July 1, 2030. new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [162.146] LARGER CITIES ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Larger cities assistance account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) A larger cities assistance account is created in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds under section 174.49, subdivision 3, and as provided by law and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. new text end

new text begin (b) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for apportionment among all the cities that are eligible to receive municipal state aid under sections 162.09 to 162.14. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Allocation formula. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must apportion funds in the larger cities assistance account as follows: new text end

new text begin (1) 50 percent of the funds proportionally based on each city's share of population, as defined in section 477A.011, subdivision 3, compared to the total population of all cities that are eligible to receive municipal state aid under sections 162.09 to 162.14; and new text end

new text begin (2) 50 percent of the funds proportionally based on each city's share of money needs, as determined under section 162.13, subdivision 3, compared to the total money needs of all cities that are eligible to receive municipal state aid under sections 162.09 to 162.14. new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 163.051, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Tax authorized.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c), the board of commissioners of each county is authorized to levy by resolution a wheelage tax at the rate specified in paragraph (b), on each motor vehicle that is kept in such county when not in operation and that is subject to annual registration and taxation under chapter 168. The board may provide by resolution for collection of the wheelage tax by county officials or it may request that the tax be collected by the state registrar of motor vehicles. The state registrar of motor vehicles shall collect such tax on behalf of the county if requested, as provided in subdivision 2.

(b) The wheelage tax under this section is at the rate of up to $20 per year, in any increment of a whole dollar, as specified by each county that authorizes the tax.

(c) The following vehicles are exempt from the wheelage tax:

(1) motorcycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 44;

(2) motorized bicycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 45; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(3) motorized foot scooters, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 46deleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (4) vehicles that meet the requirements under section 168.012, subdivision 13. new text end

(d) For any county that authorized the tax prior to May 24, 2013, the wheelage tax continues at the rate provided under paragraph (b).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to taxes payable for a registration period starting on or after January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 168.012, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Vehicles registered by certain veterans. new text end

new text begin (a) A passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle registered by a veteran with a total service-connected disability, as defined in section 171.01, subdivision 51, is not subject to: new text end

new text begin (1) registration taxes under this chapter; new text end

new text begin (2) administrative fees imposed under subdivision 1c; new text end

new text begin (3) filing fees and surcharges imposed under section 168.33, subdivision 7; or new text end

new text begin (4) plate and validation sticker fees imposed under this chapter, including but not limited to: new text end

new text begin (i) fees under section 168.12, subdivision 5; new text end

new text begin (ii) fees identified in any section authorizing special plates; and new text end

new text begin (iii) transfer fees. new text end

new text begin (b) The exemptions under this subdivision apply to a motor vehicle that is jointly registered by a qualifying veteran and a spouse or domestic partner. new text end

new text begin (c) The fees identified under paragraph (a), clause (4), do not include: new text end

new text begin (1) a fee for personalized plates under section 168.12, subdivision 2a; or new text end

new text begin (2) a required contribution or donation for a special plate, including but not limited to a contribution under sections 168.1255, subdivision 1, clause (6); 168.1258, subdivision 1, clause (4); 168.1259, subdivision 2, clause (5); 168.1287, subdivision 1, clause (5); 168.129, subdivision 1, clause (5); 168.1295, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (5); 168.1296, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (5); and 168.1299, subdivision 1, clause (3). new text end

new text begin (d) A qualifying veteran may register no more than two motor vehicles at the same time with the exemptions under this subdivision. Nothing in this paragraph prevents registration of additional motor vehicles as otherwise provided in this chapter. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to taxes and fees payable for a registration period starting on or after January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 168.013, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:

Subd. 1a.

Passenger automobile; hearse.

(a) On passenger automobiles as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 24, and hearses, except as otherwise provided, the registration tax is calculated as $10 plus:

(1) for a vehicle initially registered in Minnesota prior to November 16, 2020, deleted text begin 1.25deleted text end new text begin 1.54new text end percent of the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the vehicle and the destination charge, subject to the adjustments in paragraphs (f) and (g); or

(2) for a vehicle initially registered in Minnesota on or after November 16, 2020, deleted text begin 1.285deleted text end new text begin 1.575new text end percent of the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the vehicle, subject to the adjustments in paragraphs (f) and (g).

(b) The registration tax calculation must not include the cost of each accessory or item of optional equipment separately added to the vehicle and the manufacturer's suggested retail price. The registration tax calculation must not include a destination charge, except for a vehicle previously registered in Minnesota prior to November 16, 2020.

(c) In the case of the first registration of a new vehicle sold or leased by a licensed dealer, the dealer may elect to individually determine the registration tax on the vehicle using manufacturer's suggested retail price information provided by the manufacturer. The registrar must use the manufacturer's suggested retail price determined by the dealer as provided in paragraph (d). A dealer that elects to make the determination must retain a copy of the manufacturer's suggested retail price label or other supporting documentation with the vehicle transaction records maintained under Minnesota Rules, part 7400.5200.

(d) The registrar must determine the manufacturer's suggested retail price:

(1) using list price information published by the manufacturer or any nationally recognized firm or association compiling such data for the automotive industry;

(2) if the list price information is unavailable, using the amount determined by a licensed dealer under paragraph (c);

(3) if a dealer does not determine the amount, using the retail price label as provided by the manufacturer under United States Code, title 15, section 1232; or

(4) if the retail price label is not available, using the actual sales price of the vehicle.

If the registrar is unable to ascertain the manufacturer's suggested retail price of any registered vehicle in the foregoing manner, the registrar may use any other available source or method.

(e) The registrar must calculate the registration tax using information available to dealers and deputy registrars at the time the initial application for registration is submitted.

(f) The amount under paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), must be calculated based on a percentage of the manufacturer's suggested retail price, as follows:

new text begin (1)new text end during the first year of vehicle life, upon 100 percent of the price;

new text begin (2)new text end for the second year, deleted text begin 90deleted text end new text begin 95new text end percent of the price;

new text begin (3)new text end for the third year, deleted text begin 80deleted text end new text begin 90new text end percent of the price;

new text begin (4)new text end for the fourth year, deleted text begin 70deleted text end new text begin 80new text end percent of the price;

new text begin (5)new text end for the fifth year, deleted text begin 60deleted text end new text begin 70new text end percent of the price;

new text begin (6)new text end for the sixth year, deleted text begin 50deleted text end new text begin 60new text end percent of the price;

new text begin (7)new text end for the seventh year, deleted text begin 40deleted text end new text begin 50new text end percent of the price;

new text begin (8)new text end for the eighth year, deleted text begin 30deleted text end new text begin 40new text end percent of the price;

new text begin (9)new text end for the ninth year, deleted text begin 20deleted text end new text begin 25new text end percent of the price; and

new text begin (10)new text end for the tenth year, ten percent of the price.

(g) For the 11th and each succeeding year, the amount under paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), must be calculated as deleted text begin $25deleted text end new text begin $20new text end .

(h) Except as provided in subdivision 23, for any vehicle previously registered in Minnesota and regardless of prior ownership, the total amount due under this subdivision and subdivision 1m must not exceed the smallest total amount previously paid or due on the vehicle.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to taxes payable for a registration period starting on or after January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 168.33, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Filing fees; allocations.

(a) In addition to all other statutory fees and taxesdeleted text begin , a filing fee ofdeleted text end :

(1) deleted text begin $7deleted text end new text begin an $8 filing feenew text end is imposed on every vehicle registration renewal, excluding pro rate transactions; and

(2) deleted text begin $11deleted text end new text begin a $12 filing feenew text end is imposed on every other type of vehicle transaction, including motor carrier fuel licenses under sections 168D.05 and 168D.06, and pro rate transactions.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a):

(1) a filing fee may not be charged for a document returned for a refund or for a correction of an error made by the Department of Public Safety, a dealer, or a deputy registrar; and

(2) no filing fee or other fee may be charged for the permanent surrender of a title for a vehicle.

(c) The filing fee must be shown as a separate item on all registration renewal notices sent out by the commissioner.

(d) The statutory fees and taxes, deleted text begin anddeleted text end the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a)new text begin , and the surcharge imposed under paragraph (f)new text end may be paid by credit card or debit card. The deputy registrar may collect a surcharge on the deleted text begin statutory fees, taxes, and filing feedeleted text end new text begin payment made under this paragraphnew text end not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or debit card transaction, in accordance with emergency rules established by the commissioner of public safety. The surcharge new text begin authorized by this paragraph new text end must be used to pay the cost of processing credit and debit card transactions.

(e) The fees collected under deleted text begin this subdivisiondeleted text end new text begin paragraph (a)new text end by the department must be allocated as follows:

(1) of the fees collected under paragraph (a), clause (1):

(i) deleted text begin $5.50deleted text end new text begin $6.50new text end must be deposited in the new text begin driver and new text end vehicle services operating accountnew text begin under section 299A.705, subdivision 1new text end ; and

(ii) $1.50 must be deposited in the driver and vehicle services technology accountnew text begin under section 299A.705, subdivision 3new text end ; and

(2) of the fees collected under paragraph (a), clause (2):

(i) $3.50 must be deposited in the general fund;

(ii) deleted text begin $6.00deleted text end new text begin $7new text end must be deposited in the new text begin driver and new text end vehicle services operating accountnew text begin under section 299A.705, subdivision 1new text end ; and

(iii) $1.50 must be deposited in the driver and vehicle services technology accountnew text begin under section 299A.705, subdivision 3new text end .

new text begin (f) In addition to all other statutory fees and taxes, a deputy registrar must assess a $1 surcharge on every transaction for which filing fees are collected under this subdivision. The surcharge authorized by this paragraph must be (1) deposited in the treasury of the place for which the deputy registrar is appointed, or (2) if the deputy registrar is not a public official, retained by the deputy registrar. For purposes of this paragraph, a deputy registrar does not include the commissioner. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2023, except that paragraph (f) is effective January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 168A.29, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption; vehicles for certain veterans. new text end

new text begin The department must not impose any fee under subdivision 1 if the certificate of title is being issued to a person and for a vehicle that meets the requirements under section 168.012, subdivision 13. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [168E.01] DEFINITIONS. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Accessories and supplies. new text end

new text begin "Accessories and supplies" has the meaning given in section 297A.67, subdivision 7a. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Baby products. new text end

new text begin "Baby products" means breast pumps, baby bottles and nipples, pacifiers, teething rings, infant syringes, baby wipes, cribs and bassinets, crib and bassinet mattresses, crib and bassinet sheets, changing tables, changing pads, strollers, car seats and car seat bases, baby swings, bottle sterilizers, and infant eating utensils. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Clothing. new text end

new text begin "Clothing" has the meaning given in section 297A.67, subdivision 8. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Drugs and medical devices. new text end

new text begin "Drugs and medical devices" has the meaning given in section 297A.67, subdivision 7. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Food and beverage service establishment. new text end

new text begin "Food and beverage service establishment" has the meaning given in section 157.15, subdivision 5. new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Food and food ingredients. new text end

new text begin "Food and food ingredients" has the meaning given in section 297A.67, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Marketplace provider. new text end

new text begin "Marketplace provider" has the meaning given in section 297A.66, subdivision 1, paragraph (d). new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Person. new text end

new text begin "Person" has the meaning given in section 297A.61, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Prepared food. new text end

new text begin "Prepared food" has the meaning given in section 297A.61, subdivision 31. new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Retail delivery. new text end

new text begin (a) "Retail delivery" means a delivery to a person located in Minnesota of the following items as part of a retail sale: new text end

new text begin (1) tangible personal property that is subject to taxation under chapter 297A; and new text end

new text begin (2) clothing, as defined under section 297A.67, subdivision 8, excluding cloth and disposable child and adult diapers. new text end

new text begin (b) Retail delivery does not include pickup at the retailer's place of business, including curbside delivery. new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Retail delivery fee. new text end

new text begin "Retail delivery fee" means the fee imposed under section 168E.03 on retail deliveries. new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Retail sale. new text end

new text begin "Retail sale" has the meaning given in section 297A.61, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Retailer. new text end

new text begin "Retailer" means any person making sales, leases, or rental of personal property or services within or into the state of Minnesota. Retailer includes a: new text end

new text begin (1) retailer maintaining a place of business in this state; new text end

new text begin (2) marketplace provider maintaining a place of business in this state, as defined in section 297A.66, subdivision 1, paragraph (a); new text end

new text begin (3) retailer not maintaining a place of business in this state; and new text end

new text begin (4) marketplace provider not maintaining a place of business in this state, as defined in section 297A.66, subdivision 1, paragraph (b). new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Tangible personal property. new text end

new text begin "Tangible personal property" has the meaning given in section 297A.61, subdivision 10. new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Threshold amount. new text end

new text begin "Threshold amount" means $100, before application of the tax imposed under section 297A.62, subdivisions 1 and 1a, and any applicable local sales and use taxes, and excluding exempt items under section 168E.05. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [168E.03] FEE IMPOSED. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Retail delivery fee imposed. new text end

new text begin (a) A fee is imposed on each retailer equal to 50 cents on each transaction that equals or exceeds the threshold amount involving retail delivery in Minnesota. The retailer may, but is not required to, collect the fee from the purchaser. If separately stated on the invoice, bill of sale, or similar document given to the purchaser, the fee is excluded from the sales price for purposes of the tax imposed under chapter 297A. new text end

new text begin (b) If the retailer collects the fee from the purchaser: new text end

new text begin (1) the retail delivery fee must be charged in addition to any other delivery fee; and new text end

new text begin (2) the retailer must show the total of the retail delivery fee and other delivery fees as separate items and distinct from the sales price and any other taxes or fees imposed on the retail delivery on the purchaser's receipt, invoice, or other bill of sale. The receipt, invoice, or other bill of sale must state the retail delivery fee as "road improvement and food delivery fee." new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Multiple items or shipments. new text end

new text begin The fee imposed under subdivision 1 is imposed once per transaction regardless of the number of shipments necessary to deliver the items of tangible personal property purchased or of the number of items of tangible personal property purchased. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Returns and cancellations. new text end

new text begin The fee imposed under subdivision 1 is nonrefundable if any or all items purchased are returned to a retailer or if the retailer provides a refund or credit in the amount equal to or less than the purchase price. The fee must be refunded to the purchaser if the retail delivery is canceled by the purchaser, retailer, or delivery provider. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [168E.05] EXEMPTIONS. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Transactions. new text end

new text begin The following retail deliveries are exempt from the fee imposed by this chapter: new text end

new text begin (1) a retail delivery to a purchaser who is exempt from tax under chapter 297A; new text end

new text begin (2) a retail delivery on a motor vehicle for which a permit issued by the commissioner of transportation or a road authority is required under chapter 169 or 221 and the retailer has maintained books and records through reasonable and verifiable standards that the retail delivery was on a qualifying vehicle; new text end

new text begin (3) a retail delivery resulting from a retail sale of food and food ingredients or prepared food; new text end

new text begin (4) a retail delivery resulting from a retail sale by a food and beverage service establishment, regardless of whether the retail delivery is made by a third party other than the food and beverage service establishment; and new text end

new text begin (5) a retail delivery resulting from a retail sale of drugs and medical devices, accessories and supplies, or baby products. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Small businesses. new text end

new text begin (a) The fee imposed by this chapter and the requirements of this chapter do not apply to: new text end

new text begin (1) a retailer that made retail sales totaling less than $1,000,000 in the previous calendar year; and new text end

new text begin (2) a marketplace provider when facilitating the sale of a retailer that made retail sales totaling less than $100,000 in the previous calendar year through the marketplace provider. new text end

new text begin (b) A retailer or marketplace provider must begin collecting and remitting the delivery fee to the commissioner on the first day of a calendar month occurring no later than 60 days after the retailer or marketplace provider exceeds a retail sales threshold in paragraph (a). new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [168E.07] COLLECTION AND ADMINISTRATION. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Returns; payment of fees. new text end

new text begin A retailer must report the fee on a return prescribed by the commissioner and must remit the fee with the return. The return and fee must be filed and paid using the filing cycle and due dates provided for taxes imposed under chapter 297A. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Collection and remittance. new text end

new text begin A retailer that collects the fee from the purchaser must collect the fee in the same manner as the tax collected under chapter 297A. A retailer using a third-party entity to collect and remit the tax imposed under chapter 297A may elect to have that third-party entity collect and remit the fee imposed under this chapter. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin Unless specifically provided otherwise by this chapter, the audit, assessment, refund, penalty, interest, enforcement, collection remedies, appeal, and administrative provisions of chapters 270C and 289A, that are applicable to taxes imposed under chapter 297A, apply to the fee imposed under this chapter. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Interest on overpayments. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must pay interest on an overpayment refunded or credited to the retailer from the date of payment of the fee until the date the refund is paid or credited. For purposes of this subdivision, the date of payment is the due date of the return or the date of actual payment of the fee, whichever is later. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [168E.09] DEPOSIT OF PROCEEDS. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Costs deducted. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must retain an amount that does not exceed the total cost of collecting, administering, and enforcing the retail delivery fee and must deposit the amount in the revenue department service and recovery special revenue fund. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Deposits. new text end

new text begin After deposits under subdivision 1, the commissioner must deposit the balance of proceeds from the retail delivery fee in the transportation advancement account under section 174.49. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 51. new text end

new text begin Veteran with a total service-connected disability. new text end

new text begin "Veteran with a total service-connected disability" means a veteran, as defined in section 197.447, who provides to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that: (1) is issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Veterans Administration, or the retirement board of one of the several branches of the armed forces; and (2) demonstrates that the veteran has received a 100 percent total and permanent service-connected disability rating. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Fees.

(a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are as follows:

REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant Classified Driver's License D-deleted text begin $21.00deleted text end new text begin $27.75new text end C-deleted text begin $25.00deleted text end new text begin $31.75new text end B-deleted text begin $32.00deleted text end new text begin $38.75new text end A-deleted text begin $40.00deleted text end new text begin $46.75new text end
REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant Classified Under-21 D.L. D-deleted text begin $21.00deleted text end new text begin $27.75new text end C-deleted text begin $25.00deleted text end new text begin $31.75new text end B-deleted text begin $32.00deleted text end new text begin $38.75new text end A-deleted text begin $20.00deleted text end new text begin $26.75new text end
Enhanced Driver's License D-deleted text begin $36.00deleted text end new text begin $42.75new text end C-deleted text begin $40.00deleted text end new text begin $46.75new text end B-deleted text begin $47.00deleted text end new text begin $53.75new text end A-deleted text begin $55.00deleted text end new text begin $61.75new text end
REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant Instruction Permit deleted text begin $5.25 deleted text end new text begin $11.25 new text end
Enhanced Instruction Permit deleted text begin $20.25 deleted text end new text begin $26.25 new text end
Commercial Learner's Permit deleted text begin $2.50 deleted text end new text begin $8.50 new text end
REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant Provisional License deleted text begin $8.25 deleted text end new text begin $14.25 new text end
Enhanced Provisional License deleted text begin $23.25 deleted text end new text begin $29.25 new text end
Duplicate REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant License or duplicate REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant identification card deleted text begin $6.75 deleted text end new text begin $12.75 new text end
Enhanced Duplicate License or enhanced duplicate identification card deleted text begin $21.75 deleted text end new text begin $27.75 new text end
REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant Minnesota identification card or REAL ID Compliant or Noncompliant Under-21 Minnesota identification card, other than duplicate, except as otherwise provided in section 171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a deleted text begin $11.25 deleted text end new text begin $17.25 new text end
Enhanced Minnesota identification card deleted text begin $26.25 deleted text end new text begin $32.25 new text end

deleted text begin From August 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022, The fee is increased by $0.75 for REAL ID compliant or noncompliant classified driver's licenses, REAL ID compliant or noncompliant classified under-21 driver's licenses, and enhanced driver's licenses. deleted text end

(b) In addition to each fee required in paragraph (a), the commissioner deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end collect a surcharge of $2.25. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account under section 299A.705.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33, 169A.35, sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, or section 171.177, (2) convictions for crash-related moving violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, deleted text begin shall havedeleted text end new text begin hasnew text end a $3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation" has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.

(d) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The department deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the endorsement.

(e) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), a driver's license agent may charge and retain a filing fee as provided under section 171.061, subdivision 4.

(f) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end charge a filing fee at the same amount as a driver's license agent under section 171.061, subdivision 4. Revenue collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the drivernew text begin and vehiclenew text end services operating account under section 299A.705.

(g) An application for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, provisional license, or driver's license, including an application for renewal, must contain a provision that allows the applicant to add to the fee under paragraph (a), a $2 donation for the purposes of public information and education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2023, and applies to applications made on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 2c. new text end

new text begin Exemption; certain veterans. new text end

new text begin For an applicant who is a veteran with a total service-connected disability, the commissioner must not impose: new text end

new text begin (1) a license or endorsement fee, including fees and surcharges specified under: new text end

new text begin (i) subdivisions 2 and 2a; and new text end

new text begin (ii) section 171.02, subdivision 3; new text end

new text begin (2) a filing fee under subdivision 2 or section 171.061, subdivision 4; or new text end

new text begin (3) a fee for an identification card under section 171.07, subdivision 3 or 3a. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Fee; equipment.

(a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee deleted text begin of $8deleted text end for each applicationdeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin as follows:new text end

new text begin (1) new text end new text begin New application for a noncompliant, REAL ID-compliant, or enhanced driver's license or identification card new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 16.00 new text end
new text begin (2) new text end new text begin Renewal application for a noncompliant, REAL ID-compliant, or enhanced driver's license or identification card new text end new text begin $ new text end new text begin 11.00 new text end

Except as provided in paragraph (c), the fee deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end 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) The statutory fees and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid by credit card or debit card. The driver's license agent may collect a convenience fee on the statutory fees and filing fees not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or debit card transaction. The convenience fee must be used to pay the cost of processing credit card and debit card transactions. The commissioner deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end adopt rules to administer this paragraph using the exempt procedures of section 14.386, except that section 14.386, paragraph (b), does not apply.

(c) The department deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end maintain the photo identification new text begin and vision examination new text end equipment for all agents deleted text begin appointed as of January 1, 2000. 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, 2000deleted text end . All photo identification new text begin and vision examination new text end equipment must be compatible with standards established by the department.

(d) 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 deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end 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.

(e) 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 (d).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2023, and applies to applications made on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [174.49] TRANSPORTATION ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNT. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation. new text end

new text begin (c) "Metropolitan counties" means the following counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Transportation advancement account. new text end

new text begin A transportation advancement account is established in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds under sections 168E.09, subdivision 2, and 297A.94, and as provided by law and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Distribution. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must distribute or transfer the funds in the transportation advancement account as follows: new text end

new text begin (1) 36 percent to metropolitan counties in the manner provided under subdivision 5; new text end

new text begin (2) ten percent to the county state-aid highway fund; new text end

new text begin (3) 15 percent to the larger cities assistance account under section 162.146, subdivision 1; new text end

new text begin (4) 27 percent to the small cities assistance account under section 162.145, subdivision 2; new text end

new text begin (5) 11 percent to the town road account under section 162.081; and new text end

new text begin (6) one percent to the food delivery support account under section 256.9752, subdivision 1a. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan counties; appropriation. new text end

new text begin The amount available in the transportation advancement account under subdivision 3, clause (1), is annually appropriated to the commissioner for distribution to metropolitan counties as provided under subdivision 5. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan counties; allocation formula. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must apportion any funds that are specified for distribution under this subdivision as follows: new text end

new text begin (1) 50 percent of the funds proportionally based on each metropolitan county's share of population, as defined in section 477A.011, subdivision 3, compared to the total population of all metropolitan counties; and new text end

new text begin (2) 50 percent of the funds proportionally based on each metropolitan county's share of money needs, as determined under section 162.07, subdivision 2, compared to the total money needs of all metropolitan counties. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan counties; use of funds. new text end

new text begin (a) A metropolitan county must use funds that are received under subdivision 5 as follows: new text end

new text begin (1) 41.5 percent for active transportation and transportation corridor safety studies; new text end

new text begin (2) 41.5 percent for: new text end

new text begin (i) repair, preservation, and rehabilitation of transportation systems; and new text end

new text begin (ii) roadway replacement to reconstruct, reclaim, or modernize a corridor without adding traffic capacity, except for auxiliary lanes with a length of less than 2,500 feet; and new text end

new text begin (3) 17 percent for any of the following: new text end

new text begin (i) transit purposes, including but not limited to operations, maintenance, capital maintenance, demand response service, and assistance to replacement service providers under section 473.388; new text end

new text begin (ii) complete streets projects, as provided under section 174.75; and new text end

new text begin (iii) projects, programs, or operations activities that meet the requirements of a mitigation action under section 161.178, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin (b) Funds under paragraph (a), clause (3), must supplement and not supplant existing sources of revenue. new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 239.761, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 10a. new text end

new text begin Sustainable aviation fuel. new text end

new text begin Sustainable aviation fuel, as defined in section 41A.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (g), must comply with either: new text end

new text begin (1) ASTM International Standard Specification D7566; or new text end

new text begin (2) the Fischer-Tropsch provisions of ASTM International Standard Specification D1655, Annex A1. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.9752, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Food delivery support account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) A food delivery support account is established in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds under section 174.49, subdivision 2, and as provided by law and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. new text end

new text begin (b) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of human services for grants to nonprofit organizations to provide transportation of home-delivered meals, groceries, purchased food, or a combination, to Minnesotans who are experiencing food insecurity and have difficulty obtaining or preparing meals due to limited mobility, disability, age, or resources to prepare their own meals. A nonprofit organization must have a demonstrated history of providing and distributing food customized for the population that they serve. new text end

new text begin (c) Grant funds under this subdivision must supplement, but not supplant, any state or federal funding used to provide prepared meals to Minnesotans experiencing food insecurity. new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 270C.15, is amended to read:

270C.15 REVENUE DEPARTMENT SERVICE AND RECOVERY SPECIAL REVENUE FUND.

A Revenue Department service and recovery special revenue fund is created for the purpose of recovering the costs of furnishing government data and related services or products, as well as recovering costs associated with collecting local taxes on salesnew text begin and the retail delivery fee established under chapter 168Enew text end . All money collected under this section is deposited in the Revenue Department service and recovery special revenue fund. Money in the fund is appropriated to the commissioner to reimburse the department for the costs incurred in administering the tax law or providing the data, service, or product. Any money paid to the department as a criminal fine for a violation of state revenue law that is designated by the court to fund enforcement of state revenue law is appropriated to this fund.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [290.0688] CREDIT FOR SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, the terms defined in section 41A.30, subdivision 1, have the meanings given, except that "commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Credit allowed. new text end

new text begin A qualifying taxpayer is allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for sustainable aviation fuel sold for use as fuel in an aircraft departing from an airport in Minnesota. The credit equals up to the amount and applies to the taxable year indicated on the credit certificate issued to the qualifying taxpayer under section 41A.30. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Partnerships; multiple owners. new text end

new text begin Credits granted to a partnership, a limited liability company taxed as a partnership, an S corporation, or multiple owners of property are passed through to the partners, members, shareholders, or owners, respectively, pro rata to each partner, member, shareholder, or owner based on their share of the entity's assets or as specially allocated in their organizational documents or any other executed agreement, as of the last day of the taxable year. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Credit refundable. new text end

new text begin If the amount of credit that a qualifying taxpayer is allowed under this section exceeds the claimant's tax liability under this chapter, the commissioner must refund the excess to the claimant. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Audit. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the credit certificate issued by the commissioner of agriculture under section 41A.30, the commissioner may utilize any audit and examination powers under chapter 270C or 289A to the extent necessary to verify that the taxpayer is eligible for the credit and to assess for the amount of any improperly claimed credit. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin An amount sufficient to pay the refunds required by this section is appropriated to the commissioner from the general fund. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires at the same time and on the same terms as section 41A.30, subdivision 7, except that the expiration of this section does not affect the commissioner of revenue's authority to audit or power of examination and assessment for credits claimed under this section. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023, for sustainable aviation fuel sold after June 30, 2024, and before July 1, 2030. new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 296A.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Rate of tax.

new text begin (a) Subject to paragraph (b), new text end the gasoline excise tax is imposed at the following rates:

(1) E85 is taxed at the rate of 17.75 cents per gallon;

(2) M85 is taxed at the rate of 14.25 cents per gallon; and

(3) all other gasoline is taxed at the rate of 25 cents per gallon.

new text begin (b) Annually on August 1, the commissioner must determine the tax rate applicable to the sale of E85, M85, and all other gasoline subject to tax under this section for the upcoming 12-month period beginning on January 1. The adjusted rate must equal the current rate, multiplied by one plus the percentage increase, if any, in the Minnesota Highway Construction Cost Index for the reference year. The tax rate must be rounded to the nearest tenth of a cent. Each of the tax rates for E85, M85, and all other gasoline must not be lower than the respective rates specified in paragraph (a). Beginning with the calculation on August 1, 2025, the percentage change in each of the tax rates for E85, M85, and all other gasoline as a result of the requirements under this paragraph must not exceed three percent. new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision: new text end

new text begin (1) the Minnesota Highway Construction Cost Index is as determined by the commissioner of transportation; and new text end

new text begin (2) "reference year" means the 12-month period ending on June 30 two years prior to the year in which the calculation is made. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2023, and applies for taxes imposed on or after January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 296A.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Rate of tax.

new text begin (a) Subject to paragraph (b), new text end the special fuel excise tax is imposed at the following rates:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end new text begin (1)new text end liquefied petroleum gas or propane is taxed at the rate of 18.75 cents per gallondeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ;new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end liquefied natural gas is taxed at the rate of 15 cents per gallondeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ;new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin (3)new text end compressed natural gas is taxed at the rate of $1.974 per thousand cubic feetdeleted text begin ;deleted text end or 25 cents per gasoline equivalentdeleted text begin . For purposes of this paragraph, "gasoline equivalent," as defined by the National Conference on Weights and Measures, is 5.66 pounds of natural gas or 126.67 cubic feet.deleted text end new text begin ; andnew text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin (4)new text end all other special fuel is taxed at the same rate as the gasoline excise tax as specified in section 296A.07, subdivision 2.

new text begin (b) Annually on August 1, the commissioner must determine the tax rate applicable to the sale of E85, M85, and all other gasoline subject to tax under this section for the upcoming 12-month period beginning on January 1. The rate must be adjusted as provided in section 296A.07, subdivision 3, paragraph (b). The tax rate must be rounded to the nearest tenth of a cent. Each of the tax rates for liquefied natural gas or propane, liquefied natural gas, compressed natural gas, and all other special fuel must not be lower than the respective rates specified in paragraph (a). new text end

new text begin (c)new text end The tax is payable in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.

new text begin (d) For purposes of this subdivision, "gasoline equivalent," as defined by the National Conference on Weights and Measures, is 5.66 pounds of natural gas or 126.67 cubic feet. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2023, and applies for taxes imposed on or after January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297A.64, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Tax imposed.

new text begin (a) new text end A tax is imposed on the lease or rental in this state for not more than 28 days of a passenger automobile as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 24, a van as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 40, or a pickup truck as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 26. The rate of tax is 9.2 percent of the sales price. The tax applies whether or not the vehicle is licensed in the state.

new text begin (b) The provisions of paragraph (a) do not apply to the vehicles of a nonprofit corporation or similar entity consisting of individual or group members who pay the organization for the use of a motor vehicle if the organization: new text end

new text begin (1) owns, leases, or operates a fleet of vehicles of the type subject to the tax under this subdivision that are available to its members for use, priced on the basis of intervals of one hour or less; new text end

new text begin (2) parks its vehicles in the public right-of-way or at unstaffed, self-service locations that are accessible at any time of the day; and new text end

new text begin (3) maintains its vehicles, insures its vehicles on behalf of its members, and purchases fuel for its fleet. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June 30, 2023. new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297A.64, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Fee imposed.

(a) A fee equal to five percent of the sales price is imposed on leases or rentals of vehicles subject to the tax under subdivision 1. The lessor on the invoice to the customer may designate the fee as "a fee imposed by the State of Minnesota for the registration of rental cars."

(b) The provisions of this subdivision do not apply to the vehicles of a nonprofit corporation or similar entity, consisting of individual or group members who pay the organization for the use of a motor vehicle, if the organization:

(1) owns or leases a fleet of vehicles of the type subject to the tax under subdivision 1 that are available to its members for use, priced on the basis of intervals of one hour or less;

(2) parks its vehicles new text begin in the public right-of-way or new text end at unstaffed, self-service locations that are accessible at any time of the day;new text begin andnew text end

(3) maintains its vehicles, insures its vehicles on behalf of its members, and purchases fuel for its fleetdeleted text begin ; anddeleted text end new text begin .new text end

deleted text begin (4) does not charge usage rates that decline on a per unit basis, whether specified based on distance or time deleted text end deleted text begin . deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June 30, 2023. new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297A.71, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 54. new text end

new text begin Sustainable aviation fuel facilities. new text end

new text begin (a) Materials and supplies used or consumed in and equipment incorporated into the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of a facility located in Minnesota that produces or blends sustainable aviation fuel, as defined in section 41A.30, subdivision 1, is exempt. new text end

new text begin (b) The tax must be imposed and collected as if the rate under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, applied and then refunded in the manner as provided for projects under section 297A.75, subdivision 1, clause (1). new text end

new text begin (c) For a project, a portion of which is not used to produce or blend sustainable aviation fuel, the amount of purchases that are exempt under this subdivision must be determined by multiplying the total purchases, as specified in paragraph (a), by the ratio of: new text end

new text begin (1) the capacity to generate sustainable aviation fuel either through production or blending; and new text end

new text begin (2) the capacity to generate all fuels. new text end

new text begin (d) This subdivision expires July 1, 2034. The expiration does not affect refunds due for sales and purchases made prior to July 1, 2034. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June 30, 2027, and before July 1, 2034. new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297A.94, is amended to read:

297A.94 DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.

(a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state treasury and credit them to the general fund.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota agricultural and economic account in the special revenue fund if:

(1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property and services purchased for the construction and operation of an agricultural resource project; and

(2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a conditional commitment was made for a loan guaranty for the project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3.

The commissioner of management and budget shall certify to the commissioner the date on which the project received the conditional commitment. The amount deposited in the loan guaranty account must be reduced by any refunds and by the costs incurred by the Department of Revenue to administer and enforce the assessment and collection of the taxes.

(c) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed on sales and purchases included in section 297A.61, subdivision 3, paragraph (g), clauses (1) and (4), in the state treasury, and credit them as follows:

(1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt service account in each fiscal year the amount required by section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and

(2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the balance to the general fund.

(d) Beginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, the commissioner shall deposit in the state treasury the revenues collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 1, including interest and penalties and minus refunds, and credit them to the highway user tax distribution fund.

(e) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them to the general fund. By July 15 of each year the commissioner shall transfer to the highway user tax distribution fund an amount equal to the excess fees collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 5, for the previous calendar year.

(f) Beginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, in conjunction with the deposit of revenues under paragraph (d), the commissioner shall deposit into the state treasury and credit to the highway user tax distribution fund an amount equal to the estimated revenues derived from the tax rate imposed under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, on the lease or rental for not more than 28 days of rental motor vehicles subject to section 297A.64. The commissioner shall estimate the amount of sales tax revenue deposited under this paragraph based on the amount of revenue deposited under paragraph (d).

(g) deleted text begin The commissioner shall deposit an amount of the remittances monthly into the state treasury and credit them to the highway user tax distribution fund as a portion of the estimated amount of taxes collected from the sale and purchase of motor vehicle repair and replacement parts in that month. The monthly deposit amount is $12,137,000.deleted text end new text begin The commissioner must deposit the revenues derived from the taxes imposed under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, on the sale and purchase of motor vehicle repair and replacement parts in the state treasury and credit:new text end

new text begin (1) 43.5 percent in each fiscal year to the highway user tax distribution fund; new text end

new text begin (2) a percentage to the transportation advancement account under section 174.49 as follows: new text end

new text begin (i) 3.5 percent in fiscal year 2024; new text end

new text begin (ii) 4.5 percent in fiscal year 2025; new text end

new text begin (iii) 5.5 percent in fiscal year 2026; new text end

new text begin (iv) 7.5 percent in fiscal year 2027; new text end

new text begin (v) 14.5 percent in fiscal year 2028; new text end

new text begin (vi) 21.5 percent in fiscal year 2029; new text end

new text begin (vii) 28.5 percent in fiscal year 2030; new text end

new text begin (viii) 36.5 percent in fiscal year 2031; new text end

new text begin (ix) 44.5 percent in fiscal year 2032; and new text end

new text begin (x) 56.5 percent in fiscal year 2033 and thereafter; and new text end

new text begin (3) the remainder in each fiscal year to the general fund. new text end

For purposes of this paragraph, "motor vehicle" has the meaning given in section 297B.01, subdivision 11, and "motor vehicle repair and replacement parts" includes (i) all parts, tires, accessories, and equipment incorporated into or affixed to the motor vehicle as part of the motor vehicle maintenance and repair, and (ii) paint, oil, and other fluids that remain on or in the motor vehicle as part of the motor vehicle maintenance or repair. For purposes of this paragraph, "tire" means any tire of the type used on highway vehicles, if wholly or partially made of rubber and if marked according to federal regulations for highway use.

(h) 72.43 percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties, transmitted to the commissioner under section 297A.65, must be deposited by the commissioner in the state treasury as follows:

(1) 50 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the heritage enhancement account in the game and fish fund, and may be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or protect fish and wildlife resources, including conservation, restoration, and enhancement of land, water, and other natural resources of the state;

(2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may be spent only for state parks and trails;

(3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may be spent only on metropolitan park and trail grants;

(4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may be spent only on local trail grants; and

(5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may be spent only for the Minnesota Zoological Garden, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, and the Duluth Zoo.

(i) The revenue dedicated under paragraph (h) may not be used as a substitute for traditional sources of funding for the purposes specified, but the dedicated revenue shall supplement traditional sources of funding for those purposes. Land acquired with money deposited in the game and fish fund under paragraph (h) must be open to public hunting and fishing during the open season, except that in aquatic management areas or on lands where angling easements have been acquired, fishing may be prohibited during certain times of the year and hunting may be prohibited. At least 87 percent of the money deposited in the game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or protection of fish and wildlife resources under paragraph (h) must be allocated for field operations.

(j) The commissioner must deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties minus any refunds, derived from the sale of items regulated under section 624.20, subdivision 1, that may be sold to persons 18 years old or older and that are not prohibited from use by the general public under section 624.21, in the state treasury and credit:

(1) 25 percent to the volunteer fire assistance grant account established under section 88.068;

(2) 25 percent to the fire safety account established under section 297I.06, subdivision 3; and

(3) the remainder to the general fund.

For purposes of this paragraph, the percentage of total sales and use tax revenue derived from the sale of items regulated under section 624.20, subdivision 1, that are allowed to be sold to persons 18 years old or older and are not prohibited from use by the general public under section 624.21, is a set percentage of the total sales and use tax revenues collected in the state, with the percentage determined under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 1, article 3, section 39.

(k) The revenues deposited under paragraphs (a) to (j) do not include the revenues, including interest and penalties, generated by the sales tax imposed under section 297A.62, subdivision 1a, which must be deposited as provided under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297A.99, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Authorization; scope.

(a) A political subdivision of this state may impose a general sales tax (1)new text begin under section 297A.9915, (2)new text end under section 297A.992, deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin (3)new text end under section 297A.993, deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (4)new text end if permitted by special law, or deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin (5)new text end if the political subdivision enacted and imposed the tax before January 1, 1982, and its predecessor provision.

(b) This section governs the imposition of a general sales tax by the political subdivision. The provisions of this section preempt the provisions of any special law:

(1) enacted before June 2, 1997, or

(2) enacted on or after June 2, 1997, that does not explicitly exempt the special law provision from this section's rules by reference.

(c) This section does not apply to or preempt a sales tax on motor vehicles. Beginning July 1, 2019, no political subdivision may impose a special excise tax on motor vehicles unless it is imposed under section 297A.993.

(d) A political subdivision may not advertise or expend funds for the promotion of a referendum to support imposing a local sales tax and may only spend funds related to imposing a local sales tax to:

(1) conduct the referendum;

(2) disseminate information included in the resolution adopted under subdivision 2, but only if the disseminated information includes a list of specific projects and the cost of each individual project;

(3) provide notice of, and conduct public forums at which proponents and opponents on the merits of the referendum are given equal time to express their opinions on the merits of the referendum;

(4) provide facts and data on the impact of the proposed local sales tax on consumer purchases; and

(5) provide facts and data related to the individual programs and projects to be funded with the local sales tax.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 29.

new text begin [297A.9915] REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SALES AND USE TAX. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Metropolitan area" means the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. new text end

new text begin (c) "Metropolitan Council" or "council" means the Metropolitan Council established by section 473.123. new text end

new text begin (d) "Regional transportation sales tax" means the regional transportation sales and use tax imposed under this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Sales tax imposition; rate. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 473.123, subdivision 1, the Metropolitan Council must impose a regional transportation sales and use tax at a rate of three-quarters of one percent on retail sales and uses taxable under this chapter made in the metropolitan area or to a destination in the metropolitan area. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administration; collection; enforcement. new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided in this section, the provisions of section 297A.99, subdivisions 4, and 6 to 12a, govern the administration, collection, and enforcement of the regional transportation sales tax. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Deposit. new text end

new text begin Proceeds of the regional transportation sales tax must be allocated as follows: new text end

new text begin (1) 83 percent to the Metropolitan Council for the purposes specified under section 473.4465; and new text end

new text begin (2) 17 percent to metropolitan counties, as defined in section 174.49, subdivision 1, in the manner provided under section 174.49, subdivision 5. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Revenue bonds. new text end

new text begin (a) In addition to other authority granted in this section, and notwithstanding section 473.39, subdivision 7, or any other law to the contrary, the council may, by resolution, authorize the sale and issuance of revenue bonds, notes, or obligations to provide funds to (1) implement the council's transit capital improvement program, and (2) refund bonds issued under this subdivision. new text end

new text begin (b) The bonds are payable from and secured by a pledge of all or part of the revenue received under subdivision 4, clause (1), and associated investment earnings on debt proceeds. The council may, by resolution, authorize the issuance of the bonds as general obligations of the council. The bonds must be sold, issued, and secured in the manner provided in chapter 475, and the council has the same powers and duties as a municipality and its governing body in issuing bonds under chapter 475, except that no election is required and the net debt limitations in chapter 475 do not apply to such bonds. The proceeds of the bonds may also be used to fund necessary reserves and to pay credit enhancement fees, issuance costs, and other financing costs during the life of the debt. new text end

new text begin (c) The bonds may be secured by a bond resolution, or a trust indenture entered into by the council with a corporate trustee within or outside the state, which must define the revenues and bond proceeds pledged for the payment and security of the bonds. The pledge must be a valid charge on the revenues received under section 297A.99, subdivision 11. Neither the state, nor any municipality or political subdivision except the council, nor any member or officer or employee of the council, is liable on the obligations. No mortgage or security interest in any tangible real or personal property is granted to the bondholders or the trustee, but they have a valid security interest in the revenues and bond proceeds received by the council and pledged to the payment of the bonds. In the bond resolution or trust indenture, the council may make such covenants as it determines to be reasonable for the protection of the bondholders. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for sales and purchases made on or after October 1, 2023, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297B.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Rate.

new text begin (a) new text end There is imposed an excise tax of deleted text begin 6.5deleted text end new text begin 6.875new text end percent on the purchase price of any motor vehicle purchased or acquired, either in or outside of the state of Minnesota, which is required to be registered under the laws of this state.

new text begin (b) new text end The excise tax is also imposed on the purchase price of motor vehicles purchased or acquired on Indian reservations when the tribal council has entered into a sales tax on motor vehicles refund agreement with the state of Minnesota.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made on or after July 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297B.03, is amended to read:

297B.03 EXEMPTIONS.

There is specifically exempted from the provisions of this chapter and from computation of the amount of tax imposed by it the following:

(1) purchase or use, including use under a lease purchase agreement or installment sales contract made pursuant to section 465.71, of any motor vehicle by the United States and its agencies and instrumentalities and by any person described in and subject to the conditions provided in section 297A.67, subdivision 11;

(2) purchase or use of any motor vehicle by any person who was a resident of another state or country at the time of the purchase and who subsequently becomes a resident of Minnesota, provided the purchase occurred more than 60 days prior to the date such person began residing in the state of Minnesota and the motor vehicle was registered in the person's name in the other state or country;

(3) purchase or use of any motor vehicle by any person making a valid election to be taxed under the provisions of section 297A.90;

(4) purchase or use of any motor vehicle previously registered in the state of Minnesota when such transfer constitutes a transfer within the meaning of section 118, 331, 332, 336, 337, 338, 351, 355, 368, 721, 731, 1031, 1033, or 1563(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended through December 16, 2016;

(5) purchase or use of any vehicle owned by a resident of another state and leased to a Minnesota-based private or for-hire carrier for regular use in the transportation of persons or property in interstate commerce provided the vehicle is titled in the state of the owner or secured party, and that state does not impose a sales tax or sales tax on motor vehicles used in interstate commerce;

(6) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a private nonprofit or public educational institution for use as an instructional aid in automotive training programs operated by the institution. "Automotive training programs" includes motor vehicle body and mechanical repair courses but does not include driver education programs;

(7) purchase of a motor vehicle by an ambulance service licensed under section 144E.10 when that vehicle is equipped and specifically intended for emergency response or for providing ambulance service;

(8) purchase of a motor vehicle by or for a public library, as defined in section 134.001, subdivision 2, as a bookmobile or library delivery vehicle;

(9) purchase of a ready-mixed concrete truck;

(10) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a town for use exclusively for road maintenance, including snowplows and dump trucks, but not including automobiles, vans, or pickup trucks;

(11) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a corporation, society, association, foundation, or institution organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious, or educational purposes, except a public school, university, or library, but only if the vehicle is:

(i) a truck, as defined in section 168.002, a bus, as defined in section 168.002, or a passenger automobile, as defined in section 168.002, if the automobile is designed and used for carrying more than nine persons including the driver; and

(ii) intended to be used primarily to transport tangible personal property or individuals, other than employees, to whom the organization provides service in performing its charitable, religious, or educational purpose;

(12) purchase of a motor vehicle for use by a transit provider exclusively to provide transit service is exempt if the transit provider is either (i) receiving financial assistance or reimbursement under section 174.24 or 473.384, or (ii) operating under section 174.29, 473.388, or 473.405;

(13) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a qualified business, as defined in section 469.310, located in a job opportunity building zone, if the motor vehicle is principally garaged in the job opportunity building zone and is primarily used as part of or in direct support of the person's operations carried on in the job opportunity building zone. The exemption under this clause applies to sales, if the purchase was made and delivery received during the duration of the job opportunity building zone. The exemption under this clause also applies to any local sales and use tax;

(14) purchase of a leased vehicle by the lessee who was a participant in a lease-to-own program from a charitable organization that is:

(i) described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

(ii) licensed as a motor vehicle lessor under section 168.27, subdivision 4; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(15) purchase of a motor vehicle used exclusively as a mobile medical unit for the provision of medical or dental services by a federally qualified health center, as defined under title 19 of the Social Security Act, as amended by Section 4161 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990deleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (16) purchase of a motor vehicle by a veteran having a total service-connected disability, as defined in section 171.01, subdivision 51. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June 30, 2024. new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297B.09, is amended to read:

297B.09 ALLOCATION OF REVENUE.

Subdivision 1.

Deposit of revenues.

(a) Money collected and received under this chapter must be deposited deleted text begin as provided in this subdivision.deleted text end new text begin as follows:new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (1)new text end 60 percent deleted text begin of the money collected and received must be depositeddeleted text end in the highway user tax distribution funddeleted text begin , 36 percent must be depositeddeleted text end new text begin ;new text end

new text begin (2) 34.3 percentnew text end in the metropolitan area transit account under section 16A.88deleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end and deleted text begin four percent must be depositeddeleted text end

new text begin (3) 5.7 percentnew text end in the greater Minnesota transit account under section 16A.88.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin (b)new text end It is the intent of the legislature that the allocations under paragraph (b) remain unchanged for fiscal year deleted text begin 2012deleted text end new text begin 2024new text end and all subsequent fiscal years.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 473.4051, is amended to read:

473.4051 deleted text begin LIGHT RAIL TRANSITdeleted text end new text begin GUIDEWAYS AND BUSWAYS;new text end CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION.

Subdivision 1.

new text begin Light rail transit; new text end operator.

The council deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end operate all light rail transit facilities and services located in the metropolitan area upon completion of construction of the facilities and the commencement of revenue service using the facilities. The council may not allow the commencement of revenue service until after an appropriate period of acceptance testing to ensure safe and satisfactory performance. In assuming the operation of the system, the council must comply with section 473.415. The council deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end coordinate operation of the light rail transit system with bus service to avoid duplication of service on a route served by light rail transit and to ensure the widest possible access to light rail transit lines in both suburban and urban areas by means of a feeder bus system.

Subd. 2.

new text begin Guideway and busway; new text end operating costs.

deleted text begin (a) After operating revenue and federal money have been used to pay for light rail transit operations, 50 percent of the remaining operating costs must be paid by the state. deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), all operating and ongoing capital maintenance costs must be paid from nonstate sources for a segment of a light rail transit line or line extension project that formally entered the engineering phase of the Federal Transit Administration's "New Starts" capital investment grant program between August 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. deleted text end

new text begin (a) After operating revenue, federal funds, and state funds are used for operations of a guideway or busway, as the terms are defined in section 473.4485, subdivision 1, the council must pay all remaining operating costs from sales tax revenue, as defined in section 473.4465, subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements under paragraph (a) do not apply to the costs of Northstar Commuter Rail attributed to operations outside of a metropolitan county. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Guideway and busway; capital maintenance. new text end

new text begin (a) The council must pay all ongoing capital maintenance costs from one or more of: available federal funds; sales tax revenue, as defined in section 473.4465, subdivision 1; and proceeds from certificates of indebtedness, bonds, or other obligations under section 473.39. new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "capital maintenance" includes routine maintenance, capital maintenance, and maintenance in a state of good repair. new text end

Subd. 3.

new text begin Light rail transit; new text end capital costs.

State money may not be used to pay more than ten percent of the total capital cost of a light rail transit project.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2023, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. new text end

Sec. 34.

new text begin [473.4465] REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SALES AND USE TAX USES. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "sales tax revenue" means the portion of revenue from the regional transportation sales and use tax under section 297A.9915 that is allocated to the council for purposes of this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Use of funds; Metropolitan Council. new text end

new text begin (a) Sales tax revenue is available as follows: new text end

new text begin (1) five percent for active transportation, as determined by the Transportation Advisory Board under subdivision 3; and new text end

new text begin (2) 95 percent for transit system purposes under sections 473.371 to 473.452, including but not limited to operations, maintenance, and capital projects. new text end

new text begin (b) The council must expend a portion of sales tax revenue in each of the following categories: new text end

new text begin (1) improvements to regular route bus service levels; new text end

new text begin (2) improvements related to transit safety, including additional transit officials, as defined under section 473.4075; new text end

new text begin (3) maintenance and improvements to bus accessibility at transit stops and transit centers; new text end

new text begin (4) transit shelter replacement and improvements under section 473.41; new text end

new text begin (5) planning and project development for expansion of arterial bus rapid transit lines; new text end

new text begin (6) operations and capital maintenance of arterial bus rapid transit; new text end

new text begin (7) planning and project development for expansion of highway bus rapid transit and bus guideway lines; new text end

new text begin (8) operations and capital maintenance of highway bus rapid transit and bus guideways; new text end

new text begin (9) zero-emission bus procurement and associated costs in conformance with the zero-emission and electric transit vehicle transition plan under section 473.3927; new text end

new text begin (10) demand response microtransit service provided by the council; new text end

new text begin (11) financial assistance to replacement service providers under section 473.388, to provide for service, vehicle purchases, and capital investments related to demand response microtransit service; new text end

new text begin (12) financial assistance to political subdivisions and tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for active transportation; and new text end

new text begin (13) wage adjustments for Metro Transit hourly operations employees. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Use of funds; active transportation. new text end

new text begin (a) Sales tax revenue allocated to the Transportation Advisory Board under subdivision 2, clause (1), is for grants to support active transportation within the metropolitan area. new text end

new text begin (b) The Transportation Advisory Board must establish eligibility requirements and a selection process to provide the grant awards. The process must include: solicitation; evaluation and prioritization, including technical review, scoring, and ranking; project selection; and award of funds. To the extent practicable and subject to paragraph (c), the process must align with procedures and requirements established for allocation of other sources of funds. new text end

new text begin (c) The selection process must include criteria and prioritization of projects based on: new text end

new text begin (1) the project's inclusion in a municipal or regional nonmotorized transportation system plan; new text end

new text begin (2) the extent to which policies or practices of the political subdivision encourage and promote complete streets planning, design, and construction; new text end

new text begin (3) the extent to which the project supports connections between communities and to key destinations within a community; new text end

new text begin (4) identified barriers or deficiencies in the nonmotorized transportation system; new text end

new text begin (5) identified safety or health benefits; new text end

new text begin (6) geographic equity in project benefits, with an emphasis on communities that are historically and currently underrepresented in local or regional planning; and new text end

new text begin (7) the ability of a grantee to maintain the active transportation infrastructure following project completion. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Use of funds; metropolitan counties. new text end

new text begin A metropolitan county must use revenue from the regional transportation sales and use tax under section 297A.9915 in conformance with the requirements under section 174.49, subdivision 6. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin (a) The council is prohibited from expending sales tax revenue on the Southwest light rail transit (Green Line Extension) project. new text end

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) expires on the date of expiration of the Metropolitan Governance Task Force as specified under article 4, section 123, subdivision 11. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Tracking and information. new text end

new text begin (a) The council must maintain separate financial information on sales tax revenue that includes: new text end

new text begin (1) a summary of annual revenue and expenditures, including but not limited to balances and anticipated revenue in the forecast period under section 16A.103; and new text end

new text begin (2) for active transportation under subdivision 3 and each of the categories specified under subdivision 2 in the most recent prior three fiscal years: new text end

new text begin (i) specification of annual expenditures; and new text end

new text begin (ii) an overview of the projects or services. new text end

new text begin (b) The council must publish the information required under paragraph (a) on the council's website. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2023, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. new text end

Sec. 35.

new text begin GUIDEWAY OR BUSWAY; OPERATING COSTS. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section: new text end

new text begin (1) "guideway" and "busway" have the meanings given in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.4485, subdivision 1; and new text end

new text begin (2) "net operating costs" are after fare revenue and federal operating assistance. new text end

new text begin (b) By September 30, 2023, a political subdivision must pay to the Metropolitan Council: new text end

new text begin (1) all outstanding obligations through September 30, 2023, under the terms of an executed master operating funding agreement for each guideway or busway; and new text end

new text begin (2) 50 percent of the net operating costs from December 1, 2021, through September 30, 2023, for each guideway or busway that: (i) began revenue service after December 1, 2021; and (ii) is not covered by an executed master operating funding agreement. new text end

new text begin (c) As of October 1, 2023, all agreements between the Metropolitan Council and other political subdivisions under which the other political subdivisions provide funds to the Metropolitan Council for guideway or busway operating costs are terminated. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

ARTICLE 4

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE AND POLICY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 3.9741, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

deleted text begin Statedeleted text end Data securitydeleted text begin ;deleted text end accountdeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end appropriation.

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end The data security account is created in the special revenue fund.new text begin Receipts credited to the account are annually appropriated to the legislative auditor for the purpose of oversight relating to security of data stored and transmitted by state systems, including to:new text end

deleted text begin (b) Subject to available funds appropriated under paragraph (a), the legislative auditor shall: deleted text end

(1) review and audit the audit reports of subscribers and requesters submitted under section 168.327, subdivision 6, includingnew text begin but not limited to assessing compliance with section 171.12, subdivision 7b, paragraph (d), andnew text end producing findings and opinions;new text begin andnew text end

deleted text begin (2) in collaboration with the commissioner and affected subscribers and requesters, recommend corrective action plans to remediate any deficiencies identified under clause (1); and deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end review and audit driver records subscription services and bulk data practices of the Department of Public Safety, including identifying any deficiencies and making recommendations to the commissioner.

deleted text begin (c) The legislative auditor shall submit any reports, findings, and recommendations under this subdivision to the legislative commission on data practices. deleted text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [4.076] ADVISORY COUNCIL ON TRAFFIC SAFETY. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "advisory council" means the Advisory Council on Traffic Safety established in this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) The Advisory Council on Traffic Safety is established to advise, consult with, assist in planning coordination, and make program recommendations to the commissioners of public safety, transportation, and health on the development and implementation of projects and programs intended to improve traffic safety on all Minnesota road systems. new text end

new text begin (b) The advisory council serves as the lead for the state Toward Zero Deaths program. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Membership; chair. new text end

new text begin (a) The advisory council consists of the following members: new text end

new text begin (1) the chair, which is filled on a two-year rotating basis by a designee from: new text end

new text begin (i) the Office of Traffic Safety in the Department of Public Safety; new text end

new text begin (ii) the Office of Traffic Engineering in the Department of Transportation; and new text end

new text begin (iii) the Injury and Violence Prevention Section in the Department of Health; new text end

new text begin (2) two vice chairs, which must be filled by the two designees who are not currently serving as chair of the advisory council under clause (1); new text end

new text begin (3) the statewide Toward Zero Deaths coordinator; new text end

new text begin (4) a regional coordinator from the Toward Zero Deaths program; new text end

new text begin (5) the chief of the State Patrol or a designee; new text end

new text begin (6) the state traffic safety engineer in the Department of Transportation or a designee; new text end

new text begin (7) a law enforcement liaison from the Department of Public Safety; new text end

new text begin (8) a representative from the Department of Human Services; new text end

new text begin (9) a representative from the Department of Education; new text end

new text begin (10) a representative from the Council on Disability; new text end

new text begin (11) a representative for Tribal governments; new text end

new text begin (12) a representative from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota; new text end

new text begin (13) a representative from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association; new text end

new text begin (14) a representative from the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association; new text end

new text begin (15) a representative from the Minnesota Safety Council; new text end

new text begin (16) a representative from AAA Minnesota; new text end

new text begin (17) a representative from the Minnesota Trucking Association; new text end

new text begin (18) a representative from the Insurance Federation of Minnesota; new text end

new text begin (19) a representative from the Association of Minnesota Counties; new text end

new text begin (20) a representative from the League of Minnesota Cities; new text end

new text begin (21) the American Bar Association State Judicial Outreach Liaison; new text end

new text begin (22) a representative from the City Engineers Association of Minnesota; new text end

new text begin (23) a representative from the Minnesota County Engineers Association; new text end

new text begin (24) a representative from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota; new text end

new text begin (25) two individuals representing vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and other operators of a personal conveyance; new text end

new text begin (26) a representative from Minnesota Operation Lifesaver; new text end

new text begin (27) a representative from the Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association; new text end

new text begin (28) a representative from the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation; new text end

new text begin (29) a representative from the State Trauma Advisory Council; new text end

new text begin (30) a person representing metropolitan planning organizations; and new text end

new text begin (31) a person representing contractors engaged in construction and maintenance of highways and other infrastructure. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioners of public safety and transportation must jointly appoint the advisory council members under paragraph (a), clauses (11), (25), (30), and (31). new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The advisory council must: new text end

new text begin (1) advise the governor and heads of state departments and agencies on policies, programs, and services affecting traffic safety; new text end

new text begin (2) advise the appropriate representatives of state departments on the activities of the Toward Zero Deaths program, including but not limited to educating the public about traffic safety; new text end

new text begin (3) encourage state departments and other agencies to conduct needed research in the field of traffic safety; new text end

new text begin (4) review recommendations of the subcommittees and working groups; new text end

new text begin (5) review and comment on all grants dealing with traffic safety and on the development and implementation of state and local traffic safety plans; and new text end

new text begin (6) make recommendations on safe road zone safety measures under section 169.065. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin (a) The Office of Traffic Safety in the Department of Public Safety, in cooperation with the Departments of Transportation and Health, must serve as the host agency for the advisory council and must manage the administrative and operational aspects of the advisory council's activities. The commissioner of public safety must perform financial management on behalf of the council. new text end

new text begin (b) The advisory council must meet no less than four times per year, or more frequently as determined by the chair, a vice chair, or a majority of the council members. The advisory council is subject to chapter 13D. new text end

new text begin (c) The chair must regularly report to the respective commissioners on the activities of the advisory council and on the state of traffic safety in Minnesota. new text end

new text begin (d) The terms, compensation, and appointment of members are governed by section 15.059. new text end

new text begin (e) The advisory council may appoint subcommittees and working groups. Subcommittees must consist of council members. Working groups may include nonmembers. Nonmembers on working groups must be compensated pursuant to section 15.059, subdivision 3, only for expenses incurred for working group activities. new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 13.69, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Classifications.

(a) The following government data of the Department of Public Safety are private data:

(1) medical data on driving instructors, licensed drivers, and applicants for parking certificates and special license plates issued to physically disabled persons;

(2) other data on holders of a disability certificate under section 169.345, except that (i) data that are not medical data may be released to law enforcement agencies, and (ii) data necessary for enforcement of sections 169.345 and 169.346 may be released to parking enforcement employees or parking enforcement agents of statutory or home rule charter cities and towns;

(3) Social Security numbers in driver's license and motor vehicle registration records, except that Social Security numbers must be provided to the Department of Revenue for purposes of tax administration, the Department of Labor and Industry for purposes of workers' compensation administration and enforcement, the judicial branch for purposes of debt collection, and the Department of Natural Resources for purposes of license application administration, and except that the last four digits of the Social Security number must be provided to the Department of Human Services for purposes of recovery of Minnesota health care program benefits paid; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(4) data on persons listed as standby or temporary custodians under section 171.07, subdivision 11, except that the data must be released to:

(i) law enforcement agencies for the purpose of verifying that an individual is a designated caregiver; or

(ii) law enforcement agencies who state that the license holder is unable to communicate at that time and that the information is necessary for notifying the designated caregiver of the need to care for a child of the license holderdeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (5) race and ethnicity data on driver's license holders and identification card holders under section 171.06, subdivision 3. The Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is authorized to receive race and ethnicity data from Driver and Vehicle Services for only the purposes of research, evaluation, and public reports. new text end

The department may release the Social Security number only as provided in clause (3) and must not sell or otherwise provide individual Social Security numbers or lists of Social Security numbers for any other purpose.

(b) The following government data of the Department of Public Safety are confidential data: data concerning an individual's driving ability when that data is received from a member of the individual's family.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for driver's license and identification card applications received on or after January 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 13.6905, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 37. new text end

new text begin Oil and other hazardous substances transportation data. new text end

new text begin (a) Certain data on oil and other hazardous substances transported by railroads are governed by section 219.055, subdivision 9. new text end

new text begin (b) Certain data on oil and other hazardous substances transportation incident reviews are governed by section 299A.55, subdivision 5. new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115E.042, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Exercise" means an activity or training to evaluate responsibilities, roles, and response plans for the discharge of oil or hazardous substances and includes but is not limited to walkthroughs, tabletop exercises, or functional exercises. new text end

new text begin (c) "Full-scale exercise" means training activities to evaluate responsibilities, roles, and response plans for a confirmed discharge or worst-case discharge of oil or hazardous substances and includes utilizing, as much as practicable, the equipment, personnel, and coordinated resources required under section 115E.042, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin (d) "Functional exercise" means a guided session where a simulated operational environment trains and evaluates specific personnel, procedures, or resources on scenarios relating to the discharge of oil or hazardous substances. new text end

new text begin (e) "Tabletop exercise" means a guided session where the discussion addresses topics, including but not limited to the roles and responsibilities of a rail carrier and its personnel in response to a confirmed discharge of oil or hazardous substances. new text end

new text begin (f) "Walkthrough" means drills and training designed to familiarize railroad personnel with the response plans required under chapter 115E and the response requirements to a confirmed discharge under this section. new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115E.042, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Training.

(a) Each railroad must offer training to each fire department new text begin and each local organization for emergency management under section 12.25 new text end having jurisdiction along deleted text begin the route of unit trains. Initial training under this subdivision must be offered to each fire department by June 30, 2016, anddeleted text end new text begin routes over which the railroad transports oil or other hazardous substances.new text end Refresher training must be offered to each fire departmentnew text begin and local organization for emergency managementnew text end at least once every three years deleted text begin thereafterdeleted text end new text begin after initial training under this subdivisionnew text end .

(b) The training must address deleted text begin the general hazards of oil and hazardous substances, techniques to assess hazards to the environment and to the safety of responders and the public, factors an incident commander must consider in determining whether to attempt to suppress a fire or to evacuate the public and emergency responders from an area, and other strategies for initial response by local emergency responders. The training must include suggested protocol or practices for local responders to safely accomplish these tasksdeleted text end new text begin methods to identify rail cars and hazardous substance contents, responder safety issues, rail response tactics, public notification and evacuation considerations, environmental contamination response, railroad response personnel and resources coordination at an incident, and other protocols and practices for safe initial local response as required under subdivision 4, including the notification requirements and the responsibilities of an incident commander during a rail incident involving oil or other hazardous substances, as provided in subdivisions 3 and 4new text end .

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115E.042, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

new text begin Emergency response planning; new text end coordination.

deleted text begin Beginning June 30, 2015,deleted text end new text begin (a)new text end Each railroad must communicate at least annually with each deleted text begin county or citydeleted text end new text begin applicablenew text end emergency manager, safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act, and deleted text begin a seniordeleted text end new text begin each applicablenew text end fire department officer deleted text begin of each fire department having jurisdictiondeleted text end along the deleted text begin route of a unit traindeleted text end new text begin routes over which oil or other hazardous substances are transportednew text end , new text begin in order new text end tonew text begin :new text end

new text begin (1)new text end ensure coordination of emergency response activities between the railroad and local respondersnew text begin ;new text end

new text begin (2) assist emergency managers in identifying and assessing local rail-specific threats, hazards, and risks; and new text end

new text begin (3) assist railroads in obtaining information from emergency managers regarding specific local natural and technical hazards and threats in the local area that may impact rail operations or public safetynew text end .

new text begin (b) The coordination under paragraph (a), clauses (2) and (3), must include identification of increased risks and potential special responses due to high population concentration, critical local infrastructure, key facilities, significant venues, sensitive natural environments, and other factors identified by railroads, emergency managers, and fire departments. new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of public safety must compile and make available to railroads a list of applicable emergency managers and applicable fire chiefs, which must include contact information. The commissioner must make biennial updates to the list of emergency managers and fire chiefs and make the list of updated contact information available to railroads. new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115E.042, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Response capabilities; time limits.

(a) Following confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must deliver and deploy sufficient equipment and trained personnel tonew text begin (1)new text end contain and recover discharged oil or new text begin other new text end hazardous substances deleted text begin and todeleted text end new text begin , (2)new text end protect the environmentnew text begin ,new text end and new text begin (3) assist local new text end public safetynew text begin officialsnew text end .new text begin Within 15 minutes of a rail incident involving a confirmed discharge or release of oil or other hazardous substances, a railroad must contact the applicable emergency manager and applicable fire chief having jurisdiction along the route where the incident occurred. After learning of the rail incident involving oil or other hazardous substances, the applicable emergency manager and applicable fire chief must, as soon as practicable, identify and provide contact information of the responsible incident commander to the reporting railroad.new text end

(b) new text begin Within 15 minutes of local emergency responder arrival on the scene of a rail incident involving oil or other hazardous substances, a railroad must assist the incident commander to determine the nature of any hazardous substance known to have been released and hazardous substance cargo transported on the train. Assistance must include providing information that identifies the chemical content of the hazardous substance, contact information for the shipper, and instructions for dealing with the release of the material. A railroad may provide information on the hazardous substances transported on the train through the train orders on board the train or by facsimile or electronic transmission.new text end

new text begin (c) new text end Within one hour of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must provide a qualified company deleted text begin employeedeleted text end new text begin representativenew text end to advise the incident commandernew text begin , assist in assessing the situation, initiate railroad response actions as needed, and provide advice and recommendations to the incident commander regarding the responsenew text end . The deleted text begin employeedeleted text end new text begin representativenew text end may be made available by telephone, and must be authorized to deploy all necessary response resources of the railroad.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin (d)new text end Within three hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of delivering monitoring equipment and a trained operator to assist in protection of responder and public safety. A plan to ensure delivery of monitoring equipment and an operator to a discharge site must be provided each year to the commissioner of public safety.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end Within three hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must providenew text begin (1)new text end qualified personnel at a discharge site to assess the discharge and to advise the incident commandernew text begin , and (2) resources to assist the incident commander with ongoing public safety and scene stabilizationnew text end .

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end A railroad must be capable of deploying containment boom from land across sewer outfalls, creeks, ditches, and other places where oil or new text begin other new text end hazardous substances may drain, in order to contain leaked material before it reaches those resources. The arrangement to provide containment boom and staff may be made by:

(1) training and caching equipment with local jurisdictions;

(2) training and caching equipment with a fire mutual-aid group;

(3) means of an industry cooperative or mutual-aid group;

(4) deployment of a contractor;

(5) deployment of a response organization under state contract; or

(6) other dependable means acceptable to the Pollution Control Agency.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin (g)new text end Each arrangement under paragraph deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end must be confirmed each year. Each arrangement must be tested by drill at least once every five years.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin (h)new text end Within eight hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of delivering and deploying containment boom, boats, oil recovery equipment, trained staff, and all other materials needed to provide:

(1) on-site containment and recovery of a volume of oil equal to ten percent of the calculated worst case discharge at any location along the route; and

(2) protection of listed sensitive areas and potable water intakes within one mile of a discharge site and within eight hours of water travel time downstream in any river or stream that the right-of-way intersects.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end new text begin (i)new text end Within 60 hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of delivering and deploying additional containment boom, boats, oil recovery equipment, trained staff, and all other materials needed to provide containment and recovery of a worst case discharge and to protect listed sensitive areas and potable water intakes at any location along the route.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115E.042, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Railroad deleted text begin drillsdeleted text end new text begin exercisesnew text end .

new text begin (a) new text end Each railroad new text begin operating unit trains in Minnesota new text end must conduct at least one oil containment, recovery, and sensitive area protection deleted text begin drilldeleted text end new text begin walkthrough, tabletop exercise, or functional exercise involving oil or hazardous substancesnew text end every deleted text begin three years,deleted text end new text begin year. Subject to the provisions of paragraph (c), each exercise must benew text end at a location and time chosen by the Pollution Control Agency, and attended by safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act.new text begin Subject to the provisions in paragraph (d) and section 219.055, subdivision 8, each railroad operating unit trains in Minnesota must conduct at least one oil containment, recovery, and sensitive area full-scale exercise every five years in coordination with the commissioner of public safety, local emergency management organizations, local fire chiefs, and safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act.new text end

new text begin (b) The exercises under this subdivision must attempt to evaluate, coordinate, and improve the emergency response plans submitted by a railroad under subdivision 3. The exercises under this subdivision and section 219.055, subdivisions 6, 7, and 8, must be coordinated with exercises required by federal agencies. new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must consult with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the state fire marshal, and local emergency management organizations in determining the railroad's annual exercise required under this section. In determining the appropriate exercise for a rail carrier, the commissioner must evaluate whether a rail carrier has conducted a similar exercise within the preceding calendar year and the results from prior years' response and training. To the extent practicable, the commissioner must alternate between requiring a walkthrough, a tabletop exercise, or a functional exercise. The exercise selected for a rail carrier must address specific components, resources, and procedures of a response to a confirmed discharge of oil or other hazardous substances carried by rail. The commissioner must coordinate each exercise with exercises required by federal agencies. If an exercise selected by the commissioner is a tabletop exercise, the commissioner may select to conduct a public safety emergency response exercise or an incident commander response site exercise as provided in section 219.055, subdivision 6 or 7. new text end

new text begin (d) Subject to the requirements in section 219.055, subdivision 8, the full-scale exercise required under paragraph (a) must include the response capability requirements and operate under the response time limits set forth in subdivision 4. In determining the time, location, and manner of the full-scale exercise, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must consult with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the state fire marshal, local units of government, local law enforcement, the fire chiefs in the jurisdiction where the full-scale exercise will take place, and safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act. new text end

new text begin (e) Exercises conducted by a railroad under this section must include at least one representative from local emergency management organizations, fire departments, and local units of government that each have jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or hazardous substances are transported by railroad. new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115E.042, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Prevention and response plansnew text begin ; requirements; submissionnew text end .

(a) deleted text begin By June 30, 2015,deleted text end A railroad shall submit the prevention and response plan deleted text begin required under section 115E.04, as necessary to comply with the requirements of this section,deleted text end to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency on a form designated by the commissioner.

(b) deleted text begin By June 30 ofdeleted text end Every third year following a plan submission under this subdivision, new text begin or sooner as provided under section 115E.04, subdivision 2, new text end a railroad must update and resubmit the prevention and response plan to the commissioner.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 123B.90, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Student training.

(a) Each district must provide public school pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 10 with age-appropriate school bus safety training, as described in this section, of the following concepts:

(1) transportation by school bus is a privilege and not a right;

(2) district policies for student conduct and school bus safety;

(3) appropriate conduct while on the school bus;

(4) the danger zones surrounding a school bus;

(5) procedures for safely boarding and leaving a school bus;

(6) procedures for safe street or road crossing; and

(7) school bus evacuation.

(b) Each nonpublic school located within the district must provide all nonpublic school pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 10 who are transported by school bus at public expense and attend school within the district's boundaries with training as required in paragraph (a).

(c) Students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 6 who are transported by school bus and are enrolled during the first or second week of school must receive the school bus safety training competencies by the end of the third week of school. Students enrolled in grades 7 through 10 who are transported by school bus and are enrolled during the first or second week of school and have not previously received school bus safety training must receive the training or receive bus safety instructional materials by the end of the sixth week of school. Students taking driver's training instructional classes must receive training in the laws and proper procedures when operating a motor vehicle in the vicinity of a school bus as required by section 169.446, subdivisions 2 and 3. Students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 10 who enroll in a school after the second week of school and are transported by school bus and have not received training in their previous school district shall undergo school bus safety training or receive bus safety instructional materials within four weeks of the first day of attendance. Upon request of the superintendent of schools, the school transportation safety director in each district must certify to the superintendent that all students transported by school bus within the district have received the school bus safety training according to this section. Upon request of the superintendent of the school district where the nonpublic school is located, the principal or other chief administrator of each nonpublic school must certify to the school transportation safety director of the district in which the school is located that the school's students transported by school bus at public expense have received training according to this section.

(d) A district and a nonpublic school with students transported by school bus at public expense may provide kindergarten pupils with bus safety training before the first day of school.

deleted text begin (e) A district and a nonpublic school with students transported by school bus at public expense may also provide student safety education for bicycling and pedestrian safety, for students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 5. deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end A district and a nonpublic school with students transported by school bus at public expense must make reasonable accommodations for the school bus safety training of pupils known to speak English as a second language and pupils with disabilities.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end The district and a nonpublic school with students transported by school bus at public expense must provide students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 3 school bus safety training twice during the school year.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end new text begin (g)new text end A district and a nonpublic school with students transported by school bus at public expense must conduct a school bus evacuation drill at least once during the school year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [123B.935] ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TRAINING. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Training required. new text end

new text begin (a) Each district must provide public school pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 3 with age-appropriate active transportation safety training. At a minimum, the training must include pedestrian safety, including crossing roads. new text end

new text begin (b) Each district must provide public school pupils enrolled in grades 4 through 8 with age-appropriate active transportation safety training. At a minimum, the training must include: new text end

new text begin (1) pedestrian safety, including crossing roads safely using the searching left, right, left for vehicles in traffic technique; and new text end

new text begin (2) bicycle safety, including relevant traffic laws, use and proper fit of protective headgear, bicycle parts and safety features, and safe biking techniques. new text end

new text begin (c) A nonpublic school may provide nonpublic school pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 8 with training as specified in paragraphs (a) and (b). new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Deadlines. new text end

new text begin (a) Students under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), who are enrolled during the first or second week of school and have not previously received active transportation safety training specified in that paragraph must receive the safety training by the end of the third week of school. new text end

new text begin (b) Students under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), who are enrolled during the first or second week of school and have not previously received active transportation safety training specified in that paragraph must receive the safety training by the end of the sixth week of school. new text end

new text begin (c) Students under subdivision 1, paragraph (a) or (b), who enroll in a school after the second week of school and have not received the appropriate active transportation safety training in their previous school district must undergo the training or receive active transportation safety instructional materials within four weeks of the first day of attendance. new text end

new text begin (d) A district and a nonpublic school may provide kindergarten pupils with active transportation safety training before the first day of school. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Instruction. new text end

new text begin (a) A district may provide active transportation safety training through distance learning. new text end

new text begin (b) A district and a nonpublic school must make reasonable accommodations for the active transportation safety training of pupils known to speak English as a second language and pupils with disabilities. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Model program. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation must maintain a comprehensive collection of active transportation safety training materials that meets the requirements under this section. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 151.37, subdivision 12, is amended to read:

Subd. 12.

Administration of opiate antagonists for drug overdose.

(a) A licensed physician, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse authorized to prescribe drugs pursuant to section 148.235, or a licensed physician assistant may authorize the following individuals to administer opiate antagonists, as defined in section 604A.04, subdivision 1:

(1) an emergency medical responder registered pursuant to section 144E.27;

(2) a peace officer as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c) and (d);

(3) correctional employees of a state or local political subdivision;

(4) staff of community-based health disease prevention or social service programs;

(5) a volunteer firefighter; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(6) a licensed school nurse or certified public health nurse employed by, or under contract with, a school board under section 121A.21new text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (7) transit rider investment program personnel authorized under section 473.4075new text end .

(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, opiate antagonists may be administered by one of these individuals only if:

(1) the licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, or licensed advanced practice registered nurse has issued a standing order to, or entered into a protocol with, the individual; and

(2) the individual has training in the recognition of signs of opiate overdose and the use of opiate antagonists as part of the emergency response to opiate overdose.

(c) Nothing in this section prohibits the possession and administration of naloxone pursuant to section 604A.04.

Sec. 14.

new text begin [160.2325] HIGHWAYS FOR HABITAT PROGRAM. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Integrated roadside vegetation management" means an approach to right-of-way maintenance that combines a variety of techniques based on sound ecological principles, which establish and maintain safe, healthy, and functional roadsides. Integrated roadside vegetation management includes but is not limited to judicious use of herbicides, spot mowing, biological control, prescribed burning, mechanical tree and brush removal, erosion prevention and treatment, and prevention and treatment of other right-of-way disturbances. new text end

new text begin (c) "Program" means the highways for habitat program established in this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must establish a highways for habitat program to enhance roadsides with pollinator and other wildlife habitat and vegetative buffers. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Management standards. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner, in consultation with native habitat biologists and ecologists, must develop standards and best management practices for integrated roadside vegetation management under the program. new text end

new text begin (b) The standards and best management practices must, to the extent practicable, include: new text end

new text begin (1) guidance on seed and vegetation selection based on the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines; new text end

new text begin (2) requirements for roadside vegetation management protocols that avoid the use of pollinator lethal insecticides as defined under section 18H.02, subdivision 28a; new text end

new text begin (3) practices that are designed to avoid habitat destruction and protect nesting birds, pollinators, and other wildlife, except as necessary to control noxious weeds as provided under section 160.23; and new text end

new text begin (4) identification of appropriate right-of-way tracts for wildflower and native habitat establishment. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative report. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 15 of each odd-numbered year, the commissioner must submit a performance report on the program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must include: new text end

new text begin (1) information that details the department's progress on implementing the highways for habitat program; new text end

new text begin (2) a fiscal review that identifies expenditures under the program; and new text end

new text begin (3) an investment plan for each district of the department for the next biennium. new text end

new text begin (b) The performance report must be reviewed by the department's chief engineer. new text end

new text begin (c) This subdivision expires December 31, 2033. new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 160.262, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Cooperation among agencies and governments.

new text begin (a) The departments and agencies on the active transportation advisory committee identified in section 174.375 must provide information and advice for the bikeway design guidelines maintained by the commissioner. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must provide technical assistance to local units of government in: new text end

new text begin (1) local planning and development of bikeways; new text end

new text begin (2) establishing connections to state bicycle routes; and new text end

new text begin (3) implementing statewide bicycle plans maintained by the commissioner. new text end

new text begin (c)new text end The commissioner may cooperate with and enter into agreements with the United States government, any department of the state of Minnesota, any unit of local government, any tribal government, or any public or private corporation in order to effect the purposes of this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 160.266, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:

Subd. 1b.

State bicycle routes.

The commissioner of transportation must identify state bicycle routes primarily on existing road right-of-way and trails. State bicycle routes must be identified in cooperation with road and trail authorities, including the commissioner of natural resourcesnew text begin , and with the advice of the active transportation advisory committee under section 174.375new text end . In a metropolitan area, state bicycle routes must be identified in coordination with the plans and priorities established by metropolitan planning organizations, as defined in United States Code, title 23, section 134.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 160.266, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Mississippi River Trail.

The Mississippi River Trail bikewaynew text begin is designated as a state bicycle route. Itnew text end must originate at Itasca State Park in Clearwater, Beltrami, and Hubbard Counties, then generally parallel the Mississippi River through the cities of Bemidji in Beltrami County, Grand Rapids in Itasca County, Brainerd in Crow Wing County, Little Falls in Morrison County, Sauk Rapids in Benton County, St. Cloud in Stearns County, Minneapolis in Hennepin County, St. Paul in Ramsey County, Hastings in Dakota County, Red Wing in Goodhue County, Wabasha in Wabasha County, Winona in Winona County, and La Crescent in Houston County to Minnesota's boundary with Iowa and there terminate. Where opportunities exist, the bikeway may be designated on both sides of the Mississippi River.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 160.266, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Jim Oberstar Bikeway. new text end

new text begin The Jim Oberstar Bikeway is designated as a state bicycle route. It must originate in the city of St. Paul in Ramsey County, then proceed north and east to Duluth in St. Louis County, then proceed north and east along the shore of Lake Superior through Grand Marais in Cook County to Minnesota's boundary with Canada, and there terminate. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.045, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Limitations on spending.

(a) A commissioner must not pay for any of the following with funds from the highway user tax distribution fund or the trunk highway fund:

(1) Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory;

(2) Explore Minnesota Tourism kiosks;

(3) Minnesota Safety Council;

(4) driver education programs;

(5) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board;

(6) Mississippi River Parkway Commission;

(7) payments to the Department of Information Technology Services in excess of actual costs incurred for trunk highway purposes;

(8) personnel costs incurred on behalf of the governor's office;

(9) the Office of Aeronautics within the Department of Transportation;

(10) the Office of Transit and Active Transportation within the Department of Transportation;

(11) the Office of Passenger Rail;

(12) purchase and maintenance of soft body armor under section 299A.38;

(13) tourist information centers;

(14) parades, events, or sponsorships of events;

(15) deleted text begin rent and utility expenses for the department's central office building;deleted text end

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end the installation, construction, expansion, or maintenance of public electric vehicle infrastructure;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin (16)new text end the statewide notification center for excavation services pursuant to chapter 216D; and

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin (17)new text end manufacturing license plates.

(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) includes all expenses for the named entity or program, including but not limited to payroll, purchased services, supplies, repairs, and equipment. This prohibition on spending applies to any successor entities or programs that are substantially similar to the entity or program named in this subdivision.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.088, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

new text begin (a) new text end For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings givendeleted text begin :deleted text end new text begin .new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end new text begin (b)new text end "Beyond the project limits" means any point that is located:

deleted text begin (i)deleted text end new text begin (1)new text end outside of the project limits;

deleted text begin (ii)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end along the same trunk highway; and

deleted text begin (iii)deleted text end new text begin (3)new text end within the same region of the statedeleted text begin ;deleted text end new text begin .new text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end "City" means a statutory or home rule charter citydeleted text begin ;deleted text end new text begin .new text end

new text begin (d) "Department" means the Department of Transportation. new text end

new text begin (e) "Greater metropolitan county" means any of the counties of Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright. new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end "Program" means the corridors of commerce program established in this sectiondeleted text begin ; anddeleted text end new text begin .new text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin (g)new text end "Project limits" means the estimated construction limits of a project for trunk highway construction, reconstruction, or maintenance, that is a candidate for selection under the corridors of commerce program.

new text begin (h) "Screening entity" means an area transportation partnership; the Metropolitan Council in consultation with the Transportation Advisory Board under section 473.146, subdivision 4; or a greater metropolitan county. new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.088, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Program authority; funding.

(a) As provided in this section, the commissioner deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end establish a corridors of commerce program for trunk highway construction, reconstruction, and improvement, including maintenance operations, that improves commerce in the state.

(b) The commissioner may expend funds under the program from appropriations to the commissioner that are:

(1) made specifically by law for use under this section;

(2) at the discretion of the commissioner, made for the budget activities in the state roads program of operations and maintenance, program planning and delivery, or state road construction; and

(3) made for the corridor investment management strategy program, unless specified otherwise.

(c) The commissioner deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end include in the program the cost participation policy for local units of government.

(d) The commissioner may use up to 17 percent of any appropriation deleted text begin to the programdeleted text end new text begin under this sectionnew text end for program deliverynew text begin and for project scoring, ranking, and selection under subdivision 5new text end .

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.088, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Project eligibility.

(a) The eligibility requirements for projects that can be funded under the program are:

(1) consistency with the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section 174.03;

(2) location of the project on deleted text begin an interregional corridordeleted text end new text begin the national highway system, as provided under Code of Federal Regulations, title 23, part 470, and successor requirementsnew text end , for a project located outside of the Department of Transportation metropolitan district;

(3) placement into at least one project classification under subdivision 3;

(4) project construction work will commence within deleted text begin threedeleted text end new text begin fournew text end years, deleted text begin or a longer length of time as determined by the commissionerdeleted text end new text begin except for readiness development projects funded under subdivision 4bnew text end ; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(5) for each type of project classification under subdivision 3, a maximum allowable amount for the total project cost estimate, as determined by the commissioner with available datanew text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (6) determination of a total project cost estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy, except for readiness development projects funded under subdivision 4bnew text end .

(b) A project whose construction is programmed in the state transportation improvement program is not eligible for funding under the program. This paragraph does not apply to a project that is programmed as result of selection under this section.

(c) A project may be, but is not required to be, identified in the 20-year state highway investment plan under section 174.03.

(d) For each project, the commissioner must consider all of the eligibility requirements under paragraph (a). The commissioner is prohibited from considering any eligibility requirement not specified under paragraph (a).

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.088, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Project funding; regional balance. new text end

new text begin (a) To ensure regional balance throughout the state, the commissioner must distribute all available funds under the program according to the following regional allocations: new text end

new text begin (1) Metro Projects: at least 25 percent and no more than 27.5 percent of the funds are for projects that are located within, on, or directly adjacent to an area bounded by marked Interstate Highways 494 and 694; new text end

new text begin (2) Metro Connector Projects: at least 35 percent and no more than 37.5 percent of the funds are for projects that: new text end

new text begin (i) are not included in clause (1); and new text end

new text begin (ii) are located wholly or primarily within a greater metropolitan county; and new text end

new text begin (3) Regional Center Projects: at least 35 percent and no more than 40 percent of the funds are for projects that are not included in clause (1) or (2). new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must calculate the percentages under paragraph (a) using total funds under the program over the current and prior two consecutive project selection rounds. The calculations must include readiness development projects funded under subdivision 4b. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.088, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 4b. new text end

new text begin Project funding; readiness development. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may allocate up to ten percent of funds available in each fiscal year for the following readiness advancement activities on a project: planning, scoping, predesign, preliminary engineering, and environmental analysis. Any share of funds not allocated by the commissioner to readiness advancement activities must be distributed to ranked projects in subdivision 4a. new text end

new text begin (b) Funds under this subdivision are for project development sufficient to: (1) meet the eligibility requirements under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clauses (4) and (6); and (2) provide for the scoring assessment under subdivision 5. new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.088, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Project selection process; criteria.

(a) The commissioner must establish a process to identify, evaluate, and select projects under the program. The process must be consistent with the requirements of this subdivision and must not include any additional deleted text begin evaluationdeleted text end new text begin scoringnew text end criteria.new text begin The process must include phases as provided in this subdivision.new text end

(b) deleted text begin As part of the project selection process, the commissioner must annually accept recommendations on candidate projects from area transportation partnerships and other interested stakeholders in each Department of Transportation district. The commissioner must determine the eligibility for each candidate project identified under this paragraph. For each eligible project, the commissioner must classify and evaluate the project for the program, using all of the criteria established under paragraph (c).deleted text end new text begin Phase 1: Project solicitation. Following enactment of each law that makes additional funds available for the program, the commissioner must undertake a public solicitation of potential projects for consideration. The solicitation must be performed through an Internet recommendation process that allows for an interested party, including an individual, business, local unit of government, corridor group, or interest group, to submit a project for consideration.new text end

(c)new text begin Phase 2: Local screening and recommendations. The commissioner must present the projects submitted during the open solicitation under Phase 1 to the appropriate screening entity where each project is located. A screening entity must:new text end

new text begin (1) consider all of the submitted projects for its area; new text end

new text begin (2) solicit input from members of the legislature who represent the area for project review, comment, and nonbinding approval or disapproval; and new text end

new text begin (3) recommend projects to the commissioner for formal scoring, as provided in Phase 3. new text end

new text begin (d) In addition to readiness development projects selected in paragraph (e), each screening entity may recommend the following number of projects to the commissioner: new text end

new text begin (1) for area transportation partnerships, no more than three projects; new text end

new text begin (2) for the Metropolitan Council in consultation with the Transportation Advisory Board, no more than four projects; and new text end

new text begin (3) for each greater metropolitan county, no more than two projects. new text end

new text begin (e) Each screening entity may select up to two additional projects to recommend to the commissioner for readiness development funding as provided under subdivision 4b. new text end

new text begin (f) A screening entity may recommend a replacement project for one that the commissioner determines is ineligible under subdivision 4. Each recommendation must identify the comments and approvals or disapprovals provided by a member of the legislature. new text end

new text begin (g) Phase 3: Project scoring. The commissioner must confirm project eligibility under subdivision 4 and perform a complete scoring assessment on each of the eligible projects recommended by the screening entities under Phase 2. new text end

new text begin (h)new text end Projects must be deleted text begin evaluateddeleted text end new text begin scorednew text end using all of the following criteria:

(1) a return on investment measure that provides for comparison across eligible projects;

(2) measurable impacts on commerce and economic competitiveness;

(3) efficiency in the movement of freight, including but not limited to:

(i) measures of annual average daily traffic and commercial vehicle miles traveled, which may include data near the project location on that trunk highway or on connecting trunk and local highways; and

(ii) measures of congestion or travel time reliability, which may be within or near the project limits, or both;

(4) improvements to traffic safety;

(5) connections to regional trade centers, local highway systems, and other transportation modes;

(6) the extent to which the project addresses multiple transportation system policy objectives and principles;

(7) support and consensus for the project among members of the surrounding community;new text begin andnew text end

(8) the time and work needed before construction may begin on the projectdeleted text begin ; anddeleted text end new text begin .new text end

deleted text begin (9) regional balance throughout the state. deleted text end

The commissioner must give the criteria in clauses (1) to (8) equal weight in the deleted text begin selectiondeleted text end new text begin scoringnew text end process.new text begin The commissioner may establish an alternative scoring assessment method for readiness development projects funded under subdivision 4b, which, to the extent practicable, must use the criteria specified in this paragraph.new text end

deleted text begin (d) The list of all projects evaluated must be made public and must include the score of each project. deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner may divide funding to be separately available among projects within each classification under subdivision 3, and may apply separate or modified criteria among those projects falling within each classification. deleted text end

new text begin (i) Phase 4: Project ranking and selection. On completion of project scoring under Phase 3, the commissioner must develop a ranked list of projects based on total score, and must select projects in rank order for funding under the program, subject to subdivisions 4a and 4b. The commissioner must specify the amounts and known or anticipated sources of funding for each selected project. new text end

new text begin (j) Phase 5: Public information. The commissioner must publish information regarding the selection process on the department's website. The information must include: new text end

new text begin (1) lists of all projects submitted for consideration and all projects recommended by the screening entities; new text end

new text begin (2) the scores and ranking for each project; and new text end

new text begin (3) an overview of each selected project, with amounts and sources of funding. new text end

new text begin (k) Phase 6: Readiness development. For project selection under Phase 4, if all selected projects from prior project selection rounds under Phase 4 are funded, the commissioner must select additional projects from projects that received readiness development advancement funds under subdivision 4b. If a project received readiness development advancement funds and does not have sufficient sources of funding identified, the commissioner must re-score the projects as provided under Phase 3 and include the project in Phase 4 in the next selection round. new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.14, subdivision 97, is amended to read:

Subd. 97.

Corporal Caleb L. Erickson Memorial Highway.

That segment of marked Trunk Highway 13 in Waseca County from the southern border of deleted text begin Woodvilledeleted text end new text begin New Richlandnew text end Township to the northern border of Blooming Grove Township is designated as "Corporal Caleb L. Erickson Memorial Highway." Subject to section 161.139, the commissioner must adopt a suitable design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 103. new text end

new text begin Deputy Josh Owen Memorial Overpass. new text end

new text begin The overpass at the junction of marked Trunk Highway 29 and marked Trunk Highway 55 in Pope County is designated as "Deputy Josh Owen Memorial Overpass." Subject to section 161.139, the commissioner must adopt a suitable design to mark the overpass and erect appropriate signs. new text end

Sec. 28.

new text begin [161.178] TRANSPORTATION GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IMPACT ASSESSMENT. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Applicable entity" means the commissioner with respect to a capacity expansion project for inclusion in the state transportation improvement program or a metropolitan planning organization with respect to a capacity expansion project for inclusion in the appropriate metropolitan transportation improvement program. new text end

new text begin (c) "Assessment" means the capacity expansion impact assessment under this section. new text end

new text begin (d) "Capacity expansion project" means a project for trunk highway construction or reconstruction that: new text end

new text begin (1) is a major highway project, as defined in section 174.56, subdivision 1, paragraph (b); and new text end

new text begin (2) adds highway traffic capacity or provides for grade separation at an intersection, excluding auxiliary lanes with a length of less than 2,500 feet. new text end

new text begin (e) "Greenhouse gas emissions" includes those emissions described in section 216H.01, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Project assessment. new text end

new text begin (a) Prior to inclusion of a capacity expansion project in the state transportation improvement program or a metropolitan transportation improvement program, the applicable entity must perform a capacity expansion impact assessment of the project. Following the assessment, the applicable entity must determine if the project conforms with: new text end

new text begin (1) the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets under section 174.01, subdivision 3; and new text end

new text begin (2) the vehicle miles traveled reduction targets established in the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section 174.03, subdivision 1a. new text end

new text begin (b) If the applicable entity determines that the capacity expansion project is not in conformance with paragraph (a), the applicable entity must: new text end

new text begin (1) alter the scope or design of the project and perform a revised assessment that meets the requirements under this section; new text end

new text begin (2) interlink sufficient impact mitigation as provided in subdivision 4; or new text end

new text begin (3) halt project development and disallow inclusion of the project in the appropriate transportation improvement program. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Assessment requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must establish a process to perform capacity expansion impact assessments. An assessment must provide for the determination under subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin (b) Analysis under an assessment must include but is not limited to estimates resulting from the project for the following: new text end

new text begin (1) greenhouse gas emissions over a period of 20 years; and new text end

new text begin (2) a net change in vehicle miles traveled for the affected network. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Impact mitigation. new text end

new text begin (a) To provide for impact mitigation, the applicable entity must interlink the capacity expansion project as provided in this subdivision. new text end

new text begin (b) Impact mitigation is sufficient under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), if the capacity expansion project is interlinked to mitigation actions such that the total greenhouse gas emissions reduction from the mitigation actions, after accounting for the greenhouse gas emissions otherwise resulting from the capacity expansion project, is consistent with meeting the targets specified under subdivision 2, paragraph (a). Each comparison under this paragraph must be performed over equal comparison periods. new text end

new text begin (c) A mitigation action consists of a project, program, or operations modification in one or more of the following areas: new text end

new text begin (1) transit expansion, including but not limited to regular route bus, arterial bus rapid transit, highway bus rapid transit, rail transit, and intercity passenger rail; new text end

new text begin (2) transit service improvements, including but not limited to increased service level, transit fare reduction, and transit priority treatments; new text end

new text begin (3) active transportation infrastructure; new text end

new text begin (4) micromobility infrastructure and service, including but not limited to shared vehicle services; new text end

new text begin (5) transportation demand management, including but not limited to vanpool and shared vehicle programs, remote work, and broadband access expansion; new text end

new text begin (6) parking management, including but not limited to parking requirements reduction or elimination and parking cost adjustments; new text end

new text begin (7) land use, including but not limited to residential and other density increases, mixed-use development, and transit-oriented development; new text end

new text begin (8) infrastructure improvements related to traffic operations, including but not limited to roundabouts and reduced conflict intersections; and new text end

new text begin (9) natural systems, including but not limited to prairie restoration, reforestation, and urban green space. new text end

new text begin (d) A mitigation action may be identified as interlinked to the capacity expansion project if: new text end

new text begin (1) there is a specified project, program, or modification; new text end

new text begin (2) the necessary funding sources are identified and sufficient amounts are committed; new text end

new text begin (3) the mitigation is localized as provided in subdivision 5; and new text end

new text begin (4) procedures are established to ensure that the mitigation action remains in substantially the same form or a revised form that continues to meet the calculation under paragraph (b). new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Impact mitigation; localization. new text end

new text begin (a) A mitigation action under subdivision 4 must be localized in the following priority order: new text end

new text begin (1) within or associated with at least one of the communities impacted by the capacity expansion project; new text end

new text begin (2) if there is not a reasonably feasible location under clause (1), in areas of persistent poverty or historically disadvantaged communities, as measured and defined in federal law, guidance, and notices of funding opportunity; new text end

new text begin (3) if there is not a reasonably feasible location under clauses (1) and (2), in the region of the capacity expansion project; or new text end

new text begin (4) if there is not a reasonably feasible location under clauses (1) to (3), on a statewide basis. new text end

new text begin (b) The applicable entity must include an explanation regarding the feasibility and rationale for each mitigation action located under paragraph (a), clauses (2) to (4). new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Public information. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must publish information regarding capacity expansion impact assessments on the department's website. The information must include: new text end

new text begin (1) identification of capacity expansion projects; and new text end

new text begin (2) for each project, a summary that includes an overview of the expansion impact assessment, the impact determination by the commissioner, and project disposition, including a review of any mitigation actions. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Safety and well-being. new text end

new text begin The requirements of this section are in addition to and must not supplant the safety and well-being goals established under section 174.01, subdivision 2, clauses (1) and (2). new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective February 1, 2025. This section does not apply to a capacity expansion project that was either included in the state transportation improvement program or has been submitted for approval of the geometric layout before February 1, 2025. new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.45, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Rules.

new text begin (a) new text end Electric transmission, telephone, or telegraph lines; pole lines; community antenna television lines; railways; ditches; sewers; water, heat, or gas mains; gas and other pipelines; flumes; or other structures which, under the laws of this state or the ordinance of any city, may be constructed, placed, or maintained across or along any trunk highway, or the roadway thereof, by any person, persons, corporation, or any subdivision of the state, may be so maintained or hereafter constructed only in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed by the commissioner who shall have power to prescribe and enforce reasonable rules with reference to the placing and maintaining along, across, or in any such trunk highway of any of the utilities hereinbefore set forth.

new text begin (b) Except as necessary to protect public safety or ensure the proper function of the trunk highway, including future expansions, the rules prescribed by the commissioner under paragraph (a) must not prohibit an entity from placing and maintaining electric transmission lines along, across, or in any trunk highway if the entity: new text end

new text begin (1) has a right to use the public road right-of-way pursuant to section 222.37, subdivision 1; new text end

new text begin (2) has a power purchase agreement or an agreement to transfer ownership with a Minnesota utility that directly, or through its members and agents, provides retail electric service in the state; and new text end

new text begin (3) obtains a permit from the commissioner. new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must decide whether to issue a permit to an entity within 60 days of receiving the entity's request. new text end

new text begin (d)new text end Nothing herein shall restrict the actions of public authorities in extraordinary emergencies nor restrict the power and authority of the commissioner of commerce as provided for in other provisions of law. Provided, however, that in the event any local subdivision of government has enacted ordinances relating to the method of installation or requiring underground installation of such community antenna television lines, the permit granted by the commissioner of transportation shall require compliance with such local ordinance.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.45, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Relocation of utility.

Whenever the relocation of any utility facility is necessitated by the construction of a project on new text begin a new text end trunk highway deleted text begin routes other than those described in section 161.46, subdivision 2deleted text end new text begin routenew text end , the relocation work may be made a part of the state highway construction contract or let as a separate contract as provided by law if the owner or operator of the facility requests the commissioner to act as its agent for the purpose of relocating the facilities and if the commissioner determines that such action is in the best interests of the state. Payment by the utility owner or operator to the state shall be in accordance with applicable statutes and the rules for utilities on trunk highways.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.46, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Relocation of facilities; reimbursement.

new text begin (a) new text end Whenever the commissioner shall determine the relocation of any utility facility is necessitated by the construction of a project on the routes of federally aided state trunk highways, including urban extensions thereof, which routes are included within the National System of Interstate Highways, the owner or operator of such utility facility shall relocate the same in accordance with the order of the commissioner. After the completion of such relocation the cost thereof shall be ascertained and paid by the state out of trunk highway funds; provided, however, the amount to be paid by the state for such reimbursement shall not exceed the amount on which the federal government bases its reimbursement for said interstate system.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), on or after January 1, 2024, any entity that receives a route permit under chapter 216E for a high-voltage transmission line necessary to interconnect an electric power generating facility is not eligible for relocation reimbursement unless the entity directly, or through its members or agents, provides retail electric service in this state. new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.53, is amended to read:

161.53 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

(a) The commissioner may set aside in each fiscal year up to two percent of the total amount of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than county state-aid and municipal state-aid highway funds for transportation research including public and private research partnerships. The commissioner shall spend this money for (1) research to improve the design, construction, maintenance, management, and environmental compatibility of transportation systems, including research into and implementation of innovations in bridge-monitoring technology and bridge inspection technology; bridge inspection techniques and best practices; and the cost-effectiveness of deferred or lower cost highway and bridge design and maintenance activities and their impacts on long-term trunk highway costs and maintenance needs; (2) research on transportation policies that enhance energy efficiency and economic development; (3) programs for implementing and monitoring research results; and (4) development of transportation education and outreach activities.

(b) Of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than state-aid funds, the commissioner shall spend at least 0.1 percentdeleted text begin , but not exceeding $2,000,000 in any fiscal yeardeleted text end deleted text begin ,deleted text end for research and related activities performed by the Center for Transportation Studies of the University of Minnesota. The center shall establish a technology transfer and training center for Minnesota transportation professionals.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 162.145, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Small cities assistance account.

A small cities assistance account is created in the special revenue fund. The account consists of deleted text begin funds as provided by law, and any otherdeleted text end money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. Money in the account new text begin is annually appropriated to the commissioner of transportation and new text end may only be expended as provided under this section.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 162.145, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Administration.

(a) deleted text begin Subject to funds made available by law,deleted text end The commissioner must allocate all funds new text begin in the small cities assistance account new text end as provided in subdivision 4 and must, by June 1, certify to the commissioner of revenue the amounts to be paid.

(b) Following certification from the commissioner, the commissioner of revenue must distribute the specified funds to cities in the same manner as local government aid under chapter 477A. An appropriation to the commissioner under this section is available to the commissioner of revenue for the purposes specified in this paragraph.

(c) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary, in order to receive distributions under this section, a city must conform to the standards in section 477A.017, subdivision 2. A city that receives funds under this section must make and preserve records necessary to show that the funds are spent in compliance with subdivision 5.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 162.145, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Distribution formula.

deleted text begin (a) In each fiscal year in which funds are available under this section, the commissioner shall allocate funds to eligible cities. deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (a)new text end The preliminary aid to each city is calculated as follows:

(1) five percent of funds allocated equally among all eligible cities;

(2) 35 percent of funds allocated proportionally based on each city's share of lane miles of municipal streets compared to total lane miles of municipal streets of all eligible cities;

(3) 35 percent of funds allocated proportionally based on each city's share of population compared to total population of all eligible cities; and

(4) 25 percent of funds allocated proportionally based on each city's share of state-aid adjustment factor compared to the sum of state-aid adjustment factors of all eligible cities.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin (b)new text end The final aid to each city is calculated as the lesser of:

(1) the preliminary aid to the city multiplied by an aid factor; or

(2) the maximum aid.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end The commissioner shall set the aid factor under paragraph deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin (b)new text end , which must be the same for all eligible cities, so that the total funds allocated under this subdivision equals the total amount available for the fiscal year.

Sec. 36.

new text begin [168.1258] "LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL" PLATES. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must issue "Lions Clubs International" special plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who: new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle; new text end

new text begin (2) pays a fee in the amount specified under section 168.12, subdivision 5, along with any other fees required by this chapter; new text end

new text begin (3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013; new text end

new text begin (4) contributes a minimum of $25 upon initial application and $5 annually to the Lions Clubs International account; and new text end

new text begin (5) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must adopt a suitable plate design that includes the recognized emblem of Lions Clubs International and the inscription "We Serve." new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin On application to the commissioner and payment of a transfer fee of $5, special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another motor vehicle if the subsequent vehicle is: new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section 168.1293, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Contributions; account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin Contributions collected under subdivision 1, clause (4), must be deposited in the Lions Clubs International account, which is established in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety. This appropriation is first for the annual cost of administering the account funds, and the remaining funds are for distribution to Lions Clubs International to further the organization's mission of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2024, for "Lions Clubs International" special plates issued on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 37.

new text begin [168.1259] MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM FOUNDATION PLATES. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "Minnesota professional sports team" means one of the following teams while its home stadium is located in Minnesota: Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Twins, or Minnesota United. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin General requirements and procedures. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must issue Minnesota professional sports team foundation plates to an applicant who: new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle; new text end

new text begin (2) pays an additional fee in the amount specified for special plates under section 168.12, subdivision 5; new text end

new text begin (3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013; new text end

new text begin (4) pays the fees required under this chapter; new text end

new text begin (5) contributes a minimum of $30 annually to the professional sports team foundations account; and new text end

new text begin (6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers. new text end

new text begin (b) Minnesota professional sports team foundation plates may be personalized according to section 168.12, subdivision 2a. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin At the request of a Minnesota professional sports team's foundation, the commissioner must, in consultation with the foundation, adopt a suitable plate design incorporating the foundation's marks and colors. The commissioner may design a single plate that incorporates the marks and colors of all foundations that have requested a plate. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Plate transfers. new text end

new text begin On application to the commissioner and payment of a transfer fee of $5, special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another motor vehicle if the subsequent vehicle is: new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 2, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Contributions; account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin Contributions collected under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (5), must be deposited in the Minnesota professional sports team foundations account, which is established in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of public safety. This appropriation is first for the annual cost of administering the account funds, and the remaining funds are for distribution to the foundations in proportion to the total number of Minnesota professional sports team foundation plates issued for that year. Proceeds from a plate that includes the marks and colors of all foundations must be divided evenly between all foundations. The foundations must only use the proceeds for philanthropic or charitable purposes. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2024, for Minnesota professional sports team foundation special plates issued on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 38.

new text begin [168.1287] MINNESOTA BLACKOUT PLATES. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must issue blackout special license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who: new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle; new text end

new text begin (2) pays an additional fee in the amount specified for special plates under section 168.12, subdivision 5; new text end

new text begin (3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013; new text end

new text begin (4) pays the fees required under this chapter; new text end

new text begin (5) contributes a minimum of $30 annually to the driver and vehicle services operating account; and new text end

new text begin (6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must adopt a suitable plate design that includes a black background with white text. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin On application to the commissioner and payment of a transfer fee of $5, special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another motor vehicle if the subsequent vehicle is: new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section 168.1293, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Contributions; account. new text end

new text begin Contributions collected under subdivision 1, clause (5), must be deposited in the driver and vehicle services operating account under section 299A.705. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2024, for blackout special plates issued on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 39.

new text begin [168.1288] MINNESOTA MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS RELATIVES PLATES. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of plates. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must issue Minnesota missing and murdered Indigenous relatives special license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who: new text end

new text begin (1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle; new text end

new text begin (2) pays an additional fee in the amount specified for special plates under section 168.12, subdivision 5; new text end

new text begin (3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013; new text end

new text begin (4) pays the fees required under this chapter; new text end

new text begin (5) contributes a minimum of $25 annually to the Minnesota missing and murdered Indigenous relatives account; and new text end

new text begin (6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin In consultation with the Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives, the commissioner must adopt a suitable plate design that includes a red handprint to one side, a partial ribbon skirt toward the bottom corner, and reads "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives" or "MMIR." new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plates transfer. new text end

new text begin On application to the commissioner and payment of a transfer fee of $5, special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another motor vehicle if the subsequent vehicle is: new text end

new text begin (1) qualified under subdivision 1, clause (1), to bear the special plates; and new text end

new text begin (2) registered to the same individual to whom the special plates were originally issued. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Special plates issued under this section are not subject to section 168.1293, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Contributions; account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin Contributions collected under subdivision 1, clause (5), must be deposited in the Minnesota missing and murdered Indigenous relatives account, which is established in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety. This appropriation is first for the annual cost of administering the account funds, and the remaining funds are for distribution to the Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives for investigation of unsolved cases and to establish a reward fund for information relating to missing and murdered Indigenous relatives. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2024, for Minnesota missing and murdered Indigenous relatives special plates issued on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 168.27, subdivision 31, is amended to read:

Subd. 31.

Documentary fee.

(a) A motor vehicle dealer may not charge a documentary fee or document administration fee in excess of the amounts provided under paragraph (b) for services actually rendered to, for, or on behalf of the retail buyer or lessee to prepare, handle, and process documents for the closing of a motor vehicle retail sale or leasenew text begin of a vehicle being registered in the state of Minnesotanew text end . The fee must be separately stated on the sales agreement maintained under Minnesota Rules, part 7400.5200, and may be excluded from the dealer's advertised price.

(b) For motor vehicle sales or leases made on or after July 1, deleted text begin 2017deleted text end new text begin 2023new text end , through June 30, deleted text begin 2020deleted text end new text begin 2024new text end , the maximum fee is deleted text begin $100deleted text end new text begin the lesser of $200 or an amount equal to ten percent of the value of the sale or leasenew text end . For motor vehicle sales or leases made on or after July 1, deleted text begin 2020deleted text end new text begin 2024, through June 30, 2025new text end , the maximum fee is deleted text begin $125deleted text end new text begin the lesser of $275 or an amount equal to ten percent of the value of the sale or lease. For motor vehicle sales or leases made on or after July 1, 2025, the maximum fee is the lesser of $350 or an amount equal to ten percent of the value of the sale or leasenew text end .

(c) "Documentary fee" and "document administration fee" do not include an optional electronic transfer fee as defined under section 53C.01, subdivision 14.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for motor vehicle sales and leases made on or after July 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 168.326, is amended to read:

168.326 EXPEDITED DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES; FEE.

(a) When an applicant requests and pays an expedited service fee of $20, in addition to other specified and statutorily mandated fees and taxes, the commissioner shall expedite the processing of an application for a driver's license, driving instruction permit, Minnesota identification card, or vehicle title transaction.

(b) A driver's license agent or deputy registrar may retain $10 of the expedited service fee for each expedited service request processed by the licensing agent or deputy registrar.

(c) When expedited service is requested, materials must be mailed or delivered to the requester within three days of receipt of the expedited service fee excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or the holidays listed in section 645.44, subdivision 5. The requester shall comply with all relevant requirements of the requested document.

(d) The commissioner may decline to accept an expedited service request if it is apparent at the time it is made that the request cannot be granted.

(e) The expedited service fees collected under this section deleted text begin for an application for a driver's license, driving instruction permit, or Minnesota identification carddeleted text end minus any portion retained by a licensing agent or deputy registrar under paragraph (b) must be paid into the driver new text begin and vehicle new text end services operating account deleted text begin in the special revenue fund specifieddeleted text end under section 299A.705.

deleted text begin (f) The expedited service fees collected under this section for a transaction for a vehicle service minus any portion retained by a licensing agent or deputy registrar under paragraph (b) must be paid into the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund specified under section 299A.705. deleted text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.011, subdivision 27, is amended to read:

Subd. 27.

Electric-assisted bicycle.

"Electric-assisted bicycle" means a bicycle with two or three wheels that:

(1) has a saddle and fully operable pedals for human propulsion;

(2) meets the requirements for bicycles under Code of Federal Regulations, title 16, part 1512, or successor requirements;

(3) is equipped with an electric motor that has a power output of not more than 750 watts; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(4) meets the requirements of a class 1, class 2, or class 3 electric-assisted bicyclenew text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (5) has a battery or electric drive system that has been tested to an applicable safety standard by a third-party testing laboratorynew text end .

Sec. 43.

new text begin [169.065] SAFE ROAD ZONES. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "local request" means a formal request collectively submitted by the chief law enforcement officer of a political subdivision serving the proposed safe road zone, the local road authority for the proposed safe road zone, and the chief executive officer, board, or designee by resolution of the political subdivision encompassing the proposed safe road zone. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may designate a safe road zone as provided in this section. new text end

new text begin (b) Upon receipt of a local request, the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of public safety, must consider designating a segment of a street or highway as a safe road zone. In determining the designation of a safe road zone, the commissioner must evaluate traffic safety concerns for the street or highway, including but not limited to: excessive speed; crash history; safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, or other vulnerable road users; intersection risks; and roadway design. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Implementation. new text end

new text begin The Advisory Council on Traffic Safety under section 4.076 must make recommendations to the commissioners of public safety and transportation on supporting the local authority with implementation of safety measures for each safe road zone through education, public awareness, behavior modification, and traffic engineering efforts. Safety measures for a safe road zone may include: new text end

new text begin (1) providing safe road zone signs to the local authority for use in the zone; new text end

new text begin (2) consulting with the local authority on roadway design modifications to improve safety; new text end

new text begin (3) performing statewide safe road zone public awareness and educational outreach; new text end

new text begin (4) providing safe road zone outreach materials to the local authority for distribution to the general public; new text end

new text begin (5) working with the local authority to enhance safety conditions in the zone; new text end

new text begin (6) establishing a speed limit as provided under section 169.14, subdivision 5i, with supporting speed enforcement and education measures; and new text end

new text begin (7) evaluating the impacts of safety measures in the zone on: crashes; injuries and fatalities; property damage; transportation system disruptions; safety for vulnerable roadway users, including pedestrians and bicyclists; and other measures as identified by the commissioner. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Traffic enforcement. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety must coordinate with local law enforcement agencies to determine implementation of enhanced traffic enforcement in a safe road zone designated under this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Program information. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of transportation must maintain information on a website that summarizes safe road zone implementation, including but not limited to identification of requests for and designations of safe road zones, an overview of safety measures and traffic enforcement activity, and a review of annual expenditures. new text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.14, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 5i. new text end

new text begin Speed limits in safe road zone. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon request by the local authority, the commissioner may establish a temporary or permanent speed limit in a safe road zone designated under section 169.065, other than the limits provided in subdivision 2, based on an engineering and traffic investigation. new text end

new text begin (b) The speed limit under this subdivision is effective upon the erection of appropriate signs designating the speed and indicating the beginning and end of the segment on which the speed limit is established. Any speed in excess of the posted limit is unlawful. new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.18, subdivision 11, is amended to read:

Subd. 11.

Passing parked authorized vehicle; citation; probable cause.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision, "authorized vehicle" means an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined under section 169.011, subdivision 3; a tow truck or towing vehicle, as defined under section 168B.011, subdivision 12a; a freeway service patrol vehicle; a road maintenance vehicle; a utility company vehicle; a construction vehicle; new text begin a postal service vehicle; new text end a solid waste vehicle; or a recycling vehicle.

(b) When approaching and before passing an authorized vehicle with its emergency, flashing, or warning lights activated that is parked or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or highway having two lanes in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end safely move the vehicle to the lane farthest away from the authorized vehicle, if it is possible to do so.

(c) When approaching and before passing an authorized vehicle with its emergency, flashing, or warning lights activated that is parked or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or highway having more than two lanes in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end safely move the vehicle so as to leave a full lane vacant between the driver and any lane in which the authorized vehicle is completely or partially parked or otherwise stopped, if it is possible to do so.

(d) If a lane change under paragraph (b) or (c) is impossible, or when approaching and before passing an authorized vehicle with its emergency, flashing, or warning lights activated that is parked or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or highway having only one lane in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle must reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a speed that is reasonable and prudent under the conditions until the motor vehicle has completely passed the parked or stopped authorized vehicle, if it is possible to do so.

(e) A peace officer may issue a citation to the driver of a motor vehicle if the peace officer has probable cause to believe that the driver has operated the vehicle in violation of this subdivision within the four-hour period following the termination of the incident or a receipt of a report under paragraph (f). The citation may be issued even though the violation was not committed in the presence of the peace officer.

(f) Although probable cause may be otherwise satisfied by other evidentiary elements or factors, probable cause is sufficient for purposes of this subdivision when the person cited is operating the vehicle described by a member of the crew of an authorized emergency vehicle or a towing vehicle as defined in section 168B.011, subdivision 12a, responding to an incident in a timely report of the violation of this subdivision, which includes a description of the vehicle used to commit the offense and the vehicle's license plate number. For the purposes of issuance of a citation under paragraph (e), "timely" means that the report must be made within a four-hour period following the termination of the incident.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.18, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 11a. new text end

new text begin Passing stalled or disabled vehicle. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "stalled vehicle" means any motor vehicle that is disabled, parked, inoperable, or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or highway. new text end

new text begin (b) When approaching and before passing a stalled vehicle with either its hazard lights activated or people visibly present outside the vehicle on or next to a street or highway having two lanes in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle must, if it is possible to do so, safely move the vehicle to the lane farthest away from the stalled vehicle. new text end

new text begin (c) When approaching and before passing a stalled vehicle with either its hazard lights activated or people visibly present outside the vehicle on or next to a street having two or more lanes in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle must, if it is possible to do so, safely move the vehicle so as to leave a full lane vacant between the driver and any lane in which the stalled vehicle is completely or partially parked or otherwise stopped. new text end

new text begin (d) If a lane change under paragraph (b) or (c) is impossible when approaching and before passing a stalled vehicle with either its hazard lights activated or people visibly present outside the vehicle on or next to a street or highway having only one lane in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle must reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a speed that is reasonable and prudent under the conditions until the motor vehicle has completely passed the stalled vehicle, if it is possible to do so. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2023, and applies to violations committed on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.222, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Riding rules.

(a) Every person operating a bicycle deleted text begin upon a roadway shalldeleted text end new text begin on a road mustnew text end ride as close deleted text begin as practicabledeleted text end to the right-hand curb or edge of the deleted text begin roadway except under any of the following situationsdeleted text end new text begin road as the bicycle operator determines is safe. A person operating a bicycle is not required to ride as close to the right-hand curb or edge whennew text end :

(1) deleted text begin whendeleted text end overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction;

(2) deleted text begin whendeleted text end preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway;

(3) deleted text begin whendeleted text end reasonably necessary to avoid conditionsnew text begin that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edgenew text end , including fixed or moving objects, vehicles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or deleted text begin narrow widthdeleted text end new text begin narrow-width new text end lanesdeleted text begin , that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge; ordeleted text end new text begin ;new text end

(4) deleted text begin whendeleted text end operating on the shoulder of a roadway or in a bicycle lanedeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; ornew text end

new text begin (5) operating in a right-hand turn lane before entering an intersection. new text end

(b) If a bicycle is traveling on a shoulder of a roadway, the bicycle deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin operator mustnew text end travel in the same direction as adjacent vehicular traffic.

(c) Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway or shoulder deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end not ride more than two abreast and deleted text begin shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic anddeleted text end , on a laned roadway, shall ride within a single lane.

(d) A person operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk, or across a roadway or shoulder on a crosswalk, deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and deleted text begin shalldeleted text end give an audible signal when necessary before overtaking and passing any pedestrian. deleted text begin Nodeleted text end new text begin Anew text end person deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin must notnew text end ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district unless permitted by local authorities. Local authorities may prohibit the operation of bicycles on any sidewalk or crosswalk under their jurisdiction.

(e) An individual operating a bicycle or other vehicle on a bikeway deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin must (1) give an audible signal a safe distance prior to overtaking a bicycle or individual, (2)new text end leave a safe new text begin clearance new text end distance when overtaking a bicycle or individual proceeding in the same direction deleted text begin on the bikewaydeleted text end , and deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin (3)new text end maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle or individual.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding section 169.06, subdivision 4, a bicycle operator may cross an intersection proceeding from the leftmost one-third of a dedicated right-hand turn lane without turning right. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.222, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Stopping requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "in the vicinity" means located in an intersection or approaching an intersection in a manner that constitutes a hazard of collision during the time that a bicycle operator would occupy the intersection. new text end

new text begin (b) A bicycle operator who approaches a stop sign must slow to a speed that allows for stopping before entering the intersection or the nearest crosswalk. Notwithstanding subdivision 1 and section 169.06, subdivision 4, if there is not a vehicle in the vicinity, the operator may make a turn or proceed through the intersection without stopping. new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this subdivision alters the right-of-way requirements under section 169.20. The provisions under this subdivision do not apply when traffic is controlled by a peace officer or a person authorized to control traffic under section 169.06. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.345, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For the purpose of section 168.021 and this section, the following terms have the meanings given them in this subdivision.

(b) "Health professional" means a licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, licensed physical therapist, or licensed chiropractor.

(c) "Long-term certificate" means a certificate issued for a period greater than 12 months but not greater than 71 months.

(d) "Organization certificate" means a certificate issued to an entity other than a natural person for a period of three years.

(e) "Permit" refers to a permit that is issued for a period of 30 days, in lieu of the certificate referred to in subdivision 3, while the application is being processed.

(f) "Physically disabled person" means a person who:

(1) because of disability cannot walk without significant risk of falling;

(2) because of disability cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest;

(3) because of disability cannot walk without the aid of another person, a walker, a cane, crutches, braces, a prosthetic device, or a wheelchair;

(4) is restricted by a respiratory disease to such an extent that the person's forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter;

(5) has an arterial oxygen tension (PaO2) of less than 60 mm/Hg on room air at rest;

(6) uses portable oxygen;

(7) has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association;

(8) has lost an arm or a leg and does not have or cannot use an artificial limb; deleted text begin ordeleted text end

(9) has a disability that would be aggravated by walking 200 feet under normal environmental conditions to an extent that would be life threateningdeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; ornew text end

new text begin (10) is legally blind. new text end

new text begin (g) A pregnant person experiencing any of the conditions described in paragraph (f) is eligible for parking privileges pursuant to this section. new text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin (h)new text end "Short-term certificate" means a certificate issued for a period greater than six months but not greater than 12 months.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end new text begin (i)new text end "Six-year certificate" means a certificate issued for a period of six years.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text end new text begin (j)new text end "Temporary certificate" means a certificate issued for a period not greater than six months.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Prohibition on use; penalty.

(a) Except as provided in subdivision 3, when a motor vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic, the person operating the vehicle upon a street or highway is prohibited fromnew text begin :new text end

new text begin (1) holding a wireless communications device with one or both hands; or new text end

new text begin (2)new text end using a wireless communications device to:

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end new text begin (i)new text end initiate, compose, send, retrieve, or read an electronic message;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin (ii)new text end engage in a cellular phone call, including initiating a call, talking or listening, and participating in video calling; and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (iii)new text end access the following types of content stored on the device: video content, audio content, images, games, or software applications.

(b) A person who violates paragraph (a) a second or subsequent time must pay a fine of $275.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023, and applies to violations committed on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.475, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Exceptions.

(a) The prohibitions in subdivision 2 do not apply if a person uses a wireless communications device:

(1) solely in a voice-activated or hands-free mode tonew text begin (i)new text end initiate or participate in a cellular phone callnew text begin , provided that the person does not hold the device with one or both hands;new text end or deleted text begin todeleted text end new text begin (ii)new text end initiate, compose, send, or listen to an electronic message;

(2) to view or operate a global positioning system or navigation system in a manner that does not require the driver to type while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic, provided that the person does not hold the device with one or both hands;

(3) to listen to audio-based content in a manner that does not require the driver to scroll or type while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic, provided that the person does not hold the device with one or both hands;

(4) to obtain emergency assistance to (i) report a traffic accident, medical emergency, or serious traffic hazard, or (ii) prevent a crime about to be committed;

(5) in the reasonable belief that a person's life or safety is in immediate danger; or

(6) in an authorized emergency vehicle while in the performance of official duties.

(b) The exception in paragraph (a), clause (1), does not apply to accessing nonnavigation video content, engaging in video calling, engaging in live-streaming, accessing gaming data, or reading electronic messages.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023, and applies to violations committed on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.8261, is amended to read:

169.8261 deleted text begin GROSS WEIGHT LIMITATIONS;deleted text end FOREST PRODUCTSnew text begin SPECIAL PERMITnew text end .

Subdivision 1.

deleted text begin Exemptiondeleted text end new text begin Definitionnew text end .

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end For purposes of this section, "raw or unfinished forest products" include wood chips, paper, pulp, oriented strand board, laminated strand lumber, hardboard, treated lumber, untreated lumber, or barrel staves.

deleted text begin (b) In compliance with this section, a person may operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles to haul raw or unfinished forest products by the most direct route to the nearest paved highway on any highway with gross weights permitted under sections 169.823 to 169.829. deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Six-axle and over-width vehicle permit. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to haul raw or unfinished forest products by the most direct route to the nearest paved highway on any highway with gross weights permitted under sections 169.823 to 169.829 and be operated with: new text end

new text begin (1) a gross vehicle weight of up to: new text end

new text begin (i) 90,000 pounds; and new text end

new text begin (ii) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826, subdivision 1; and new text end

new text begin (2) a total outside width of the vehicle or the load that does not exceed 114 inches. new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to the conditions in subdivision 2, a vehicle or combination of vehicles that is operated with a permit under this subdivision and transporting a load that exceeds 108 inches must: new text end

new text begin (1) display red or orange flags, 18 inches square, as markers at the front and rear and on both sides of the load; and new text end

new text begin (2) not be operated on any road in a metropolitan county, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin (c) A vehicle or combination of vehicles with a permit under this subdivision may only be operated on an interstate highway: new text end

new text begin (1) as provided under United States Code, title 23, section 127(q), for operation on the specified segment of marked Interstate Highway 35; or new text end

new text begin (2) if the gross vehicle weight does not exceed 80,000 pounds. new text end

Subd. 2.

Conditions.

(a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles deleted text begin described in subdivision 1deleted text end new text begin operated under this sectionnew text end must:

(1) comply with seasonal load restrictions in effect between the dates set by the commissioner under section 169.87, subdivision 2;

(2) comply with bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;

(3) be equipped and operated with six or more axles and brakes on all wheels;

deleted text begin (4) not exceed 90,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, or 99,000 pounds gross vehicle weight during the time when seasonal increases are authorized under section 169.826; deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) not be operated on interstate highways; deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) obtain an annual permit from the commissioner of transportation; deleted text end

new text begin (4) be operated under a permit issued by each road authority having jurisdiction over a road on which the vehicle is operated, if required by the road authority; new text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin (5)new text end obey all roadnew text begin and bridgenew text end postingsnew text begin , including those pertaining to lane or roadway widthnew text end ; and

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin (6)new text end not exceed 20,000 pounds gross weight on any single axle.

(b) A vehicle operated under this section may exceed the legal axle weight limits listed in section 169.824 by not more than 12.5 percent; except that, the weight limits may be exceeded by not more than 23.75 percent during the time when seasonal increases are authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1.

deleted text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (5), a vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling raw or unfinished forest products may operate on the segment of marked Interstate Highway 35 provided under United States Code, title 23, section 127(q)(2)(D). deleted text end

Subd. 3.

Expiration date.

Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the permitted vehicle's registration.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 53.

new text begin [169.8296] WEIGHT LIMITS; TOWING AND RECOVERY VEHICLE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Annual permit. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may issue permits to an applicant who pays a single $300 annual fee to cover all tow trucks and towing vehicles owned by the applicant and who meets any other conditions prescribed by the commissioner. The proceeds of this fee must be deposited in the trunk highway fund. The permit authorizes the tow truck or towing vehicle, when towing a disabled or damaged vehicle to a place of repair or safekeeping, to exceed the length and weight limitations of this chapter. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicability with urgent movement. new text end

new text begin Sections 169.823 to 169.828 do not apply to a tow truck or towing vehicle when towing a disabled or damaged vehicle and the movement is urgent and for the purpose of removing the disabled vehicle from the roadway to a place of repair or safekeeping. A permit is not required for a vehicle operating under this subdivision. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Seasonal load restrictions; exemption. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "recovery vehicle" means a vehicle equipped with a boom that is used to move or recover an inoperable vehicle. new text end

new text begin (b) The seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87, subdivisions 1 and 2, do not apply to a tow truck, towing vehicle, or a recovery vehicle that does not exceed a weight of 20,000 pounds per single axle and is being operated for the purpose of towing or recovering another vehicle that: new text end

new text begin (1) is involved in a vehicle crash or is inoperable and is located within a public road right-of-way; or new text end

new text begin (2) has entered a public body of water adjacent to the roadway. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 169.865, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:

Subd. 1a.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "qualifying agricultural products" means:

(1) agricultural crops, including but not limited to corn, soybeans, oats, grain, and by-products of agricultural crops;

(2) livestock, including but not limited to cattle, hogs, and poultry;

(3) food crops, including but not limited to sugar beets, potatoes, carrots, and onions;

(4) fluid milk;

(5) seed and material used for or in livestock and poultry feed; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(6) livestock manuredeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (7) raw or processed grass seed. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.042, is amended to read:

171.042 DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR MEDICAL REASON.

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "relative" means the applicant's grandparent, parent, sibling, or legal guardian, including adoptive, half, step, and in-law relationships. new text end

new text begin (b) new text end Notwithstanding any provisions of section 171.04, relating to the age of an applicant, the commissioner may issue a driver's license to a person who has attained the age of 15 years but is under the age of 16 years, who, except for age, is qualified to hold a driver's license and who needs to operate a motor vehicle because ofnew text begin :new text end

new text begin (1)new text end personal deleted text begin or familydeleted text end medical reasonsnew text begin ;new text end

new text begin (2) medical reasons of a relative; or new text end

new text begin (3) a disabled relative who has a disability that makes it difficult to drive or who does not have a driver's license due to a disabilitynew text end .

new text begin (c) The applicant is not required to comply with the six-month instruction permit possession provisions of sections 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (2), and 171.05, subdivision 2a, or with the 12-month provisional license possession provision of section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (1), item (i). new text end

new text begin (d) new text end Applicants deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end apply to the commissioner for the license on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The application deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end be accompanied by written verified statements deleted text begin bydeleted text end new text begin fromnew text end the applicant's deleted text begin parent or guardian and bydeleted text end new text begin relative ornew text end a doctor setting forth the deleted text begin necessitydeleted text end new text begin reason the applicant is qualifiednew text end for the license. The commissioner in issuing such license may impose such conditions and limitations as in the commissioner's judgment are necessary to the interests of the public safety and welfare.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023, and applies to applications submitted on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Person less than 18 years of age.

(a) The department may issue an instruction permit to an applicant who is 15, 16, or 17 years of age and who:

(1) has completed a course of driver education in another state, has a previously issued valid license from another state, ornew text begin :new text end

new text begin (i)new text end is enrolled in deleted text begin either:deleted text end new text begin behind-the-wheel training in a driver education program; andnew text end

new text begin (ii) has completed: new text end

deleted text begin (i) a public, private, or commercialdeleted text end new text begin (A) the classroom phase of instruction in anew text end driver education program that deleted text begin is approved by the commissioner of public safety and thatdeleted text end includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training; deleted text begin ordeleted text end

new text begin (B) 15 hours of classroom instruction in a driver education program that presents classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction concurrently; new text end

deleted text begin (ii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education programdeleted text end new text begin (C) home-classroom driver training,new text end 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 deleted text begin homeschooldeleted text end new text begin home schoolnew text end diploma, the deleted text begin student is takingdeleted text end home-classroom driver training deleted text begin with classroomdeleted text end materialsnew text begin arenew text end approved by the commissioner of public safety, and the student's parent has certified the student's deleted text begin homeschooldeleted text end new text begin home schoolnew text end and home-classroom driver training status on the form approved by the commissioner;

new text begin (D) a teleconference driver education program authorized by section 171.395; or new text end

new text begin (E) an online driver education program authorized by section 171.396; new text end

deleted text begin (2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the driver education program or has completed 15 hours of classroom instruction in a program that presents classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction concurrently; deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin (3)new text end has passed a department-administered test of the applicant's knowledge of traffic laws;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin (4)new text end 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, (v) the foster parent or the director of the transitional living program in which the child resides or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has no living father, mother, or guardian, or is married or otherwise legally emancipated, then (vi) the applicant's adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult 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, adult spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin (5)new text end has paid all fees required in section 171.06, subdivision 2.

(b) In addition, the applicant may submit a certification stating that a primary driving supervisor has completed the supplemental parental curriculum under section 171.0701, subdivision 1a, for the purposes of provisional license requirements under section 171.055, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (6). The certification must be completed by a driver education instructor, as defined under section 171.0701, subdivision 1a.

(c) For the purposes of determining compliance with the certification of paragraph (a), clause (1), item (ii),new text begin subitem (C),new text end the commissioner may request verification of a student's deleted text begin homeschooldeleted text end new text begin home schoolnew text end status from the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides and the superintendent shall provide that verification.

new text begin (d) A driver education program under this subdivision includes a public, private, or commercial program and must be approved by the commissioner. new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end The instruction permit is valid for two years 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. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.06, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2023, chapter 13, article 1, section 3, and Laws 2023, chapter 34, article 1, section 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Contents of application; other information.

(a) An application must:

(1) state the full name, date of birth, sex, and either (i) the residence address of the applicant, or (ii) designated address under section 5B.05;

(2) as may be required by the commissioner, contain a description of the applicant and any other facts pertaining to the applicant, the applicant's driving privileges, and the applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety;

(3) state:

(i) the applicant's Social Security number; or

(ii) if the applicant does not have a Social Security number and is applying for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, or class D provisional or driver's license, that the applicant elects not to specify a Social Security number;

(4) contain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will/health care directive designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7;

(5) include a method for the applicant to:

(i) request a veteran designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 15, and the driving record under section 171.12, subdivision 5a;

(ii) indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift under subdivision 3b, paragraph (e);

(iii) as applicable, designate document retention as provided under section 171.12, subdivision 3c; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(iv) indicate emergency contacts as provided under section 171.12, subdivision 5bdeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (v) indicate the applicant's race and ethnicity; and new text end

(6) meet the requirements under section 201.161, subdivision 3.

(b) Applications must be accompanied by satisfactory evidence demonstrating:

(1) identity, date of birth, and any legal name change if applicable; and

(2) for driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards that meet all requirements of the REAL ID Act:

(i) principal residence address in Minnesota, including application for a change of address, unless the applicant provides a designated address under section 5B.05;

(ii) Social Security number, or related documentation as applicable; and

(iii) lawful status, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 6, section 37.3.

(c) An application for an enhanced driver's license or enhanced identification card must be accompanied by:

(1) satisfactory evidence demonstrating the applicant's full legal name and United States citizenship; and

(2) a photographic identity document.

(d) A valid Department of Corrections or Federal Bureau of Prisons identification card containing the applicant's full name, date of birth, and photograph issued to the applicant is an acceptable form of proof of identity in an application for an identification card, instruction permit, or driver's license as a secondary document for purposes of Minnesota Rules, part 7410.0400, and successor rules.

(e) An application form must not provide for identification of (1) the accompanying documents used by an applicant to demonstrate identity, or (2) except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c), the applicant's citizenship, immigration status, or lawful presence in the United States. The commissioner and a driver's license agent must not inquire about an applicant's citizenship, immigration status, or lawful presence in the United States, except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2024, for driver's license and identification card applications submitted on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.06, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Remote application.

(a) The commissioner must establish a process for an eligible individual to apply remotely for a driver's license or Minnesota identification card, whether through a website or other means, new text begin or a combination, new text end as provided in this subdivision.

(b) The commissioner may issue or reinstate an expired driver's license or Minnesota identification card and may renew a driver's license or Minnesota identification card for an eligible individual who does not apply in-person if:

(1) the applicant submits documentation to demonstrate eligibility, as prescribed by the commissioner;

(2) there is not a material change to the applicant's name, date of birth, signature, and driver's license or identification number since the most recent driver's license or Minnesota identification card issuance;

(3) the application is not for a different type or class of driver's license or Minnesota identification card, as identified in sections 171.019, subdivision 2, and 171.02, subdivision 2;

(4) one of the following requirements is met:

(i) the commissioner has a previous photograph of the applicant on file that was taken within the last five years or in conjunction with the most recent issuance; or

(ii) for a noncompliant license or identification card, the applicant submits a photograph that meets the requirements of sections 171.07 and 171.071, Minnesota Rules, part 7410.1810, subpart 1, and any other technical requirements established by the commissioner, which may include but are not limited to background color, lighting and visibility standards, and electronic file size;

(5) for a driver's license, the commissioner has a record that the applicant has undergone an examination of the applicant's eyesight within the last two years, or the applicant submits a vision examination certificate that:

(i) has been completed within the last two years;

(ii) is signed by a licensed physician or an optometrist, including one who holds a similar license in a jurisdiction outside the United States; and

(iii) is in a form as prescribed by the commissioner;

(6) for an expired driver's license or Minnesota identification card:

(i) expiration was within the past five years;

(ii) expiration was due to driver's license or identification card issuance by another jurisdiction; and

(iii) the application includes surrender or invalidation of a valid driver's license or identification card issued by another jurisdiction; and

(7) the most recent issuance, reinstatement, or renewal was not performed under this subdivision.

(c) A person who applies for a driver's license or Minnesota identification card under this subdivision is not required to:

(1) take a knowledge examination;

(2) take a road examination to demonstrate ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle; and

(3) appear in-person for an updated photograph upon return to Minnesotanew text begin or release from incarceration, as appropriatenew text end .

(d) For purposes of this subdivision, "eligible individual" means:

(1) a person serving outside Minnesota in active military service, as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5, in any branch or unit of the armed forces of the United States;

(2) a person serving outside Minnesota as a volunteer in the Peace Corps;

(3) a person who is an employee of a federal department or agency who is assigned to foreign service outside of the United States; deleted text begin ordeleted text end

(4) a person residing outside of Minnesota because the person is a spouse, domestic partner, or dependent under age 26 of a person in clause (1), (2), or (3)deleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; ornew text end

new text begin (5) a person who applies for renewal and is serving a sentence of longer than six months in a Minnesota jail or correctional facility that has no existing agreement on renewals with the commissioner. new text end

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.07, subdivision 15, is amended to read:

Subd. 15.

Veteran designation.

(a) At the request of an eligible applicant and on payment of the required fee, the department shall issue, renew, or reissue to the applicant a driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing a graphic or written designation of:

(1) Veteran; or

(2) Veteran 100% T&P.

(b) At the time of the initial application for the designation provided under this subdivision, the applicant must:

(1) be new text begin one of the following:new text end

new text begin (i) new text end a veteran, as defined in section 197.447;new text begin ornew text end

new text begin (ii) a retired member of the National Guard or a reserve component of the United States armed forces; new text end

(2) deleted text begin havedeleted text end new text begin providenew text end a certified copy of the deleted text begin veteran'sdeleted text end new text begin applicant'snew text end discharge papersnew text begin that confirms an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions status, or a military retiree identification card, veteran identification card, or veteran health identification cardnew text end ; and

(3) if the applicant is seeking the disability designation under paragraph (a), clause (2), provide satisfactory evidence of a 100 percent total and permanent service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

deleted text begin (c) The commissioner of public safety is required to issue drivers' licenses and Minnesota identification cards with the veteran designation only after entering a new contract or in coordination with producing a new card design with modifications made as required by law. deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023, and applies to applications submitted on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 171.26, is amended to read:

171.26 MONEY CREDITED TO FUNDS.

Subdivision 1.

Drivernew text begin and vehiclenew text end services operating account.

new text begin Unless otherwise specified, new text end all money received under this chapter must be deleted text begin paid into the state treasury and credited todeleted text end new text begin deposited innew text end the drivernew text begin and vehiclenew text end services operating account deleted text begin in the special revenue fund specifieddeleted text end under deleted text begin sectionsdeleted text end new text begin sectionnew text end 299A.705deleted text begin , except as provided in subdivision 2 of that section; 171.06, subdivision 2a; 171.07, subdivision 11, paragraph (g); 171.20, subdivision 4, paragraph (d); and 171.29, subdivision 2, paragraph (b)deleted text end .

Sec. 61.

new text begin [171.301] REINTEGRATION LICENSE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Conditions of issuance. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may issue a reintegration driver's license to any person: new text end

new text begin (1) who is 18 years of age or older; new text end

new text begin (2) who has been released from a period of at least 180 consecutive days of confinement or incarceration in: new text end

new text begin (i) an adult correctional facility under the control of the commissioner of corrections or licensed by the commissioner of corrections under section 241.021; new text end

new text begin (ii) a federal correctional facility for adults; or new text end

new text begin (iii) an adult correctional facility operated under the control or supervision of any other state; and new text end

new text begin (3) whose license has been suspended or revoked under the circumstances listed in section 171.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4), for a violation that occurred before the individual was incarcerated for the period described in clause (2). new text end

new text begin (b) If the person's driver's license or permit to drive has been revoked under section 169.792 or 169.797, the commissioner may only issue a reintegration driver's license to the person after the person has presented an insurance identification card, policy, or written statement indicating that the driver or owner has insurance coverage satisfactory to the commissioner. new text end

new text begin (c) If the person's driver's license or permit to drive has been suspended under section 171.186, the commissioner may only issue a reintegration driver's license to the person after the commissioner receives notice of a court order provided pursuant to section 518A.65, paragraph (e), showing that the person's driver's license or operating privileges should no longer be suspended. new text end

new text begin (d) If the person's driver's license has been revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), the commissioner may only issue a reintegration driver's license to the person after the person has completed the applicable revocation period. new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner must not issue a reintegration driver's license: new text end

new text begin (1) to any person described in section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (7), (8), (10), or (11); new text end

new text begin (2) to any person described in section 169A.55, subdivision 5; new text end

new text begin (3) if the person has committed a violation after the person was released from custody that results in the suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a driver's license, including suspension for nonpayment of child support or maintenance payments as described in section 171.186, subdivision 1; or new text end

new text begin (4) if the issuance would conflict with the requirements of the nonresident violator compact. new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner must not issue a class A, class B, or class C reintegration driver's license. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin (a) Application for a reintegration driver's license must be made in the form and manner approved by the commissioner. new text end

new text begin (b) A person seeking a reintegration driver's license who was released from confinement or incarceration on or after April 1, 2024, must apply for the license within one year of release. A person seeking a reintegration driver's license who was released from confinement or incarceration before April 1, 2024, must apply for the license by April 1, 2025. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fees prohibited. new text end

new text begin (a) For a reintegration driver's license under this section: new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner must not impose: new text end

new text begin (i) a fee, surcharge, or filing fee under section 171.06, subdivision 2; or new text end

new text begin (ii) an endorsement fee under section 171.06, subdivision 2a; and new text end

new text begin (2) a driver's license agent must not impose a filing fee under section 171.061, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin (b) Issuance of a reintegration driver's license does not forgive or otherwise discharge any unpaid fees or fines. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Cancellation of license. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must cancel the reintegration driver's license of any person who commits a violation that would result in the suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a driver's license, including suspension for nonpayment of child support or maintenance payments as described in section 171.186, subdivision 1. The commissioner must not cancel a reintegration driver's license for payment of a fine or resolution of a criminal charge if the underlying incident occurred before the reintegration driver's license was issued, unless the conviction would have made the person ineligible to receive a reintegration driver' s license. Except as described in paragraph (b), a person whose reintegration driver's license is canceled under this subdivision may not be issued another reintegration driver's license and may not operate a motor vehicle for the remainder of the period of suspension or revocation or 30 days, whichever is longer. new text end

new text begin (b) A person whose reintegration driver's license is canceled under paragraph (a) may apply for a new reintegration driver's license if the person is incarcerated or confined for a period of at least 180 consecutive days after the cancellation and the person meets the conditions described in subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this section prohibits cancellation and reinstatement of a reintegration driver's license for any other reason described in section 171.14 provided any factor making the person not eligible for a driver's license under section 171.04 occurred or became known to the commissioner after issuance of the reintegration driver's license. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin A reintegration driver's license expires 15 months from the date of issuance of the license. A reintegration driver's license may not be renewed. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Issuance of regular driver's license. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any statute or rule to the contrary, the commissioner must issue a REAL ID-compliant or noncompliant license to a person who possesses a reintegration driver's license if: new text end

new text begin (1) the person has possessed the reintegration driver's license for at least one full year; new text end

new text begin (2) the reintegration driver's license has not been canceled under subdivision 4 and has not expired under subdivision 5; new text end

new text begin (3) the person meets the application requirements under section 171.06, including payment of the applicable fees, surcharge, and filing fee under sections 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a, and 171.061, subdivision 4; and new text end

new text begin (4) issuance of the license does not conflict with the requirements of the nonresident violator compact. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must forgive any outstanding balance due on a fee or surcharge under section 171.29, subdivision 2, for a person who is eligible and applies for a license under paragraph (a). new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective April 1, 2024. new text end

Sec. 62.

new text begin [171.395] TELECONFERENCE DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Authorization. new text end

new text begin A licensed driver education program that provides both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction may offer teleconference driver education as provided in this section. For purposes of this section, the driver education program must offer both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. If a program partners or contracts with a second program to provide any portion of classroom or behind-the-wheel instruction, the first program is not eligible to offer teleconference driver education instruction. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Curriculum and instruction requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) A teleconference driver education program must: new text end

new text begin (1) meet the requirements as provided in section 171.0701, subdivision 1, and Minnesota Rules, chapter 7411, or successor rules; new text end

new text begin (2) use teleconferencing, or another similar method, that provides live synchronous distance learning and ensures that student questions and comments can be addressed in real time; new text end

new text begin (3) link all locations together with picture and sound; new text end

new text begin (4) use classroom instruction curriculum identical to the curriculum used by the driver education program in an in-person setting; new text end

new text begin (5) offer teleconference instruction to any student enrolled in the approved driver education program; and new text end

new text begin (6) provide teleconference interactive supplemental parent curriculum consistent with section 171.0701, subdivision 1a. new text end

new text begin (b) A student may receive teleconference instruction only if the driver education instructor verifies the student can interact with the instructor in real time with picture and sound. new text end

Sec. 63.

new text begin [171.396] ONLINE DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensed driver education program may offer online driver education as provided in this section. The online driver education program must satisfy the requirements for classroom driver education as provided in section 171.0701, subdivision 1, and Minnesota Rules, chapter 7411. In addition, an online driver education program must: new text end

new text begin (1) include a means for the student to measure performance outcomes; new text end

new text begin (2) use a pool of rotating quiz questions; new text end

new text begin (3) incorporate accountability features to ensure the identity of the student while engaged in the course of online study; new text end

new text begin (4) measure the amount of time that the student spends in the course; new text end

new text begin (5) provide technical support to customers that is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week; new text end

new text begin (6) require a licensed Minnesota driver education instructor to monitor each student's progress and be available to answer questions in a timely manner, provided that the instructor is not required to monitor progress or answer questions in real time; new text end

new text begin (7) store course content and student data on a secure server that is protected against data breaches and is regularly backed up; new text end

new text begin (8) incorporate preventive measures in place to protect against the access of private information; new text end

new text begin (9) include the ability to update course content uniformly throughout the state; and new text end

new text begin (10) provide online interactive supplemental parental curriculum consistent with section 171.0701, subdivision 1a. new text end

new text begin (b) Except as required by this section, the commissioner is prohibited from imposing requirements on online driver education programs that are not equally applicable to classroom driver education programs. new text end

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 174.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Greenhouse gas emissions targets. new text end

new text begin (a) In association with the goals under subdivision 2, clauses (10) and (13) to (16), the commissioner of transportation must establish targets for the statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal under section 216H.02, subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin (b) The targets must include: new text end

new text begin (1) establishment of proportional emissions reduction performance targets for the transportation sector; new text end

new text begin (2) specification of the performance targets on a five-year or more frequent basis; and new text end

new text begin (3) allocation across the transportation sector, which: new text end

new text begin (i) must provide for an allocation to the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2; new text end

new text begin (ii) must account for differences in the feasibility and extent of emissions reductions across forms of land use and across regions of the state; and new text end

new text begin (iii) may include performance targets based on Department of Transportation district, geographic region, a per capita calculation, or transportation mode, or a combination. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective February 1, 2025. new text end

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 174.03, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:

Subd. 1c.

Minnesota state highway investment plan.

Within one year of each revision of the statewide multimodal transportation plan under subdivision 1a, the commissioner must prepare a 20-year Minnesota state highway investment plan that:

(1) incorporates performance measures and targets for assessing progress and achievement of the state's transportation goals, objectives, and policies identified in this chapter for the state trunk highway system, and those goals, objectives, and policies established in the statewide multimodal transportation plan. Performance targets must be based on objectively verifiable measures, and address, at a minimum:

(i) preservation and maintenance of the structural condition of state highway roadways, bridges, pavements, roadside infrastructure, and traveler-related facilities;

(ii) safety; and

(iii) mobility;

(2) summarizes trends and impacts for each performance target over the past five years;

(3) summarizes the amount and analyzes the impact of the department's capital investments and priorities over the past five years on each performance target, including a comparison of prior plan projected costs with actual costs;

(4) identifies the investments required to meet the established performance targets over the next 20-year period;

(5) projects available state and federal funding over the 20-year period, including any unique, competitive, time-limited, or focused funding opportunities;

(6) identifies strategies to ensure the most efficient use of existing transportation infrastructure, and to maximize the performance benefits of projected available funding;

(7) establishes investment priorities for projected funding, which must:

(i) provide for cost-effective preservation, maintenance, and repair to address the goal under section 174.01, subdivision 2, clause (9), in a manner that aligns with other goals in that section;

(ii) as appropriate, provide a schedule of major projects or improvement programs for the 20-year period; and

(iii) identify resulting projected costs and impact on performance targets; deleted text begin anddeleted text end

(8) identifies those performance targets identified under clause (1) not expected to meet the target outcome over the 20-year period together with alternative strategies that could be implemented to meet the targetsnew text begin ; andnew text end

new text begin (9) establishes procedures and guidance for capacity expansion project development to conform with section 161.178, subdivision 2, paragraph (a)new text end .

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective February 1, 2025, and applies to plan revisions adopted on or after that date. new text end

Sec. 66.

new text begin [174.375] ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Committee established; duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation must establish an active transportation advisory committee. The advisory committee must make recommendations to the commissioner on items related to: new text end

new text begin (1) active transportation, including safety, education, and development programs; new text end

new text begin (2) the active transportation program under section 174.38; and new text end

new text begin (3) the safe routes to school program under section 174.40. new text end

new text begin (b) The committee must review and analyze issues and needs relating to active transportation on public rights-of-way and identify solutions and goals for addressing identified issues and needs. new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "active transportation" includes bicycling, pedestrian activities, and other forms of nonmotorized transportation. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The advisory committee consists of the members specified in this subdivision. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must appoint up to 18 public members as follows: one member from each of the department's seven greater Minnesota districts; four members from the department's metropolitan district; and no more than seven members at large. Each of the members at large must represent nonmotorized interests or organizations. new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioners of each of the following state agencies must appoint an employee of the agency to serve as a member: administration, education, health, natural resources, public safety, transportation, and pollution control. The chair of the Metropolitan Council must appoint an employee of the council to serve as a member. The director of Explore Minnesota Tourism must appoint an employee of the agency to serve as a member. new text end

new text begin (d) The division administrator of the Federal Highway Administration may appoint an employee of the agency to serve as a member. new text end

new text begin (e) Each member of the committee serves a four-year term at the pleasure of the appointing authority. new text end

new text begin (f) The committee must select a chair from its membership. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings; staffing. new text end

new text begin (a) The advisory committee must establish a meeting schedule and meet at least annually. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of transportation must provide department staff support to the advisory committee. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expenses. new text end

new text begin (a) Members of the advisory committee serve without compensation, but members who are not employees of government agencies must be reimbursed for expenses in the same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner's plan adopted under section 43A.18, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin (b) To provide compensation under paragraph (a), the commissioner of transportation may expend the amount necessary from general fund appropriations. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin The advisory committee must submit an annual report to the commissioner of transportation. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The advisory committee expires June 30, 2033. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. The commissioner of transportation must convene the first meeting by October 15, 2023. new text end

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 174.38, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Active transportation account.

An active transportation account is established in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds provided by law and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. Money in the accountnew text begin is annually appropriated to the commissioner andnew text end must be expended only on deleted text begin a projectdeleted text end new text begin projectsnew text end that deleted text begin receivesdeleted text end new text begin receivenew text end financial assistance under this section.

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 174.38, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Use of funds.

new text begin (a) new text end The commissioner must determine permissible uses of financial assistance under this section, which are limited to:

(1) construction and maintenance of bicycle, trail, and pedestrian infrastructure, including but not limited to safe routes to school infrastructure and bicycle facilities and centers; and

(2) noninfrastructure programming, including activities as specified in section 174.40, subdivision 7a, paragraph (b).

new text begin (b) Of the amount made available in each fiscal year, the first $500,000 is for grants to develop, maintain, and implement active transportation safety curriculum for youth ages five to 14 years old, and if remaining funds are available, for (1) youth ages 15 to 17 years old, (2) adult active transportation safety programs, and (3) adult learn-to-ride programs. The curriculum must include resources for teachers and must meet the model training materials requirements under section 123B.935, subdivision 4. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 69.

new text begin [174.47] ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation. new text end

new text begin (c) "Program" means the electric vehicle infrastructure program established in this section. new text end

new text begin (d) "Project" includes but is not limited to planning, predesign, design, preliminary and final engineering, environmental analysis, property acquisition, construction, and maintenance. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Electric vehicle infrastructure program. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must establish a statewide electric vehicle infrastructure program for the purpose of implementing the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program and successor programs to maximize the use of federal funds available to the state. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Authority to contract. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may enter into an agreement with any private or public entity to provide financial assistance for, or engage in the planning, designing, developing, hosting, constructing, equipping, operating, or maintaining of, electric vehicle infrastructure, including but not limited to environmental studies, preliminary engineering, final design, construction, and developing financial and operating plans. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Program requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must require that electric vehicle infrastructure funded under the program is constructed, installed, and maintained in conformance with the requirements under Code of Federal Regulations, title 23, section 680.106, paragraph (j), or successor requirements. new text end

new text begin (b) An electric vehicle infrastructure project that receives funds under the program is subject to the requirement of paying the prevailing wage rate as defined in section 177.42, and the requirements and enforcement provisions in sections 177.27, 177.30, 177.32, 177.41 to 177.435, and 177.45. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin (a) Every even-numbered year by February 1, the commissioner must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance regarding the electric vehicle infrastructure program. At a minimum, the report must include: new text end

new text begin (1) an itemization of federal funds spent for the program, including the purpose of the expenditure and the recipient of the expenditure; new text end

new text begin (2) an itemization of state funds spent for the program, including the purpose of the expenditure and the recipient of the expenditure; new text end

new text begin (3) the amount of money, from any source, that was used for department staff related to the program; new text end

new text begin (4) any changes to the plan that were made since the previous report was submitted; new text end

new text begin (5) the locations of electric vehicle infrastructure created with the program, including the type of infrastructure and whether the infrastructure is on public or private property; new text end

new text begin (6) a description of how projects were selected; and new text end

new text begin (7) a description of how the commissioner is ensuring electric vehicle infrastructure is regionally balanced. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner is not required to submit a report pursuant to this subdivision if, since the previous report was submitted, no money has been spent pursuant to this section. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2023. new text end

Sec. 70.

new text begin [174.59] OPERATION COSTS FOR CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING. new text end

new text begin The cost of operation and maintenance of the central office building for the Department of Transportation, or the portion that is properly attributable to the Department of Transportation, must be paid as follows: new text end

new text begin (1) 75 percent from the trunk highway fund, from available departmental resources; and new text end

new text begin (2) 25 percent from the general fund, for which an amount sufficient is annually appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025. new text end

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 174.634, is amended to read:

174.634 PASSENGER RAIL; FUNDING.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin General. new text end

(a) The commissioner may apply for funding from federal, state, regional, local, and private sources to carry out the commissioner's duties in section 174.632.

(b) Section 174.88, subdivision 2, does not apply to the commissioner's performance of duties and exercise of powers under sections 174.632 to 174.636.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Passenger rail account; transfers; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) A passenger rail account is established in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds as provided in this subdivision and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. new text end

new text begin (b) By July 15 annually, the commissioner of revenue must transfer an amount from the general fund to the passenger rail account that equals 50 percent of the portion of the state general tax under section 275.025 levied on railroad operating property, as defined under section 273.13, subdivision 24, in the prior calendar year. new text end

new text begin (c) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for the net operating and capital maintenance costs of intercity passenger rail, after accounting for operating revenue, federal funds, and other sources. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2027. new text end

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 219.015, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Railroad company assessment; account; appropriation.

(a) As provided in this subdivision, the commissioner deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end annually assess railroad companies that are (1) defined as common carriers under section 218.011; (2) classified by federal law or regulation as Class I Railroads, Class I Rail Carriers, Class II Railroads, or Class IInew text begin Railnew text end Carriers; and (3) operating in this state.

(b) The assessment must be calculated to allocate state rail safety inspection program costs proportionally among carriers based on route miles operated in Minnesota at the time of assessment. The commissioner must include in the assessment calculation all state rail safety inspection program costs to support up to deleted text begin fourdeleted text end new text begin sixnew text end rail safety inspector positions, including but not limited to salary, administration, supervision, travel, equipment, training, and ongoing state rail inspector duties.

(c) The assessments collected under this subdivision must be deposited in a state rail safety inspection account, which is established in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds provided by this subdivision and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner to administer the state rail safety inspection program.

Sec. 73.

new text begin [219.055] INCIDENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE; PREPAREDNESS AND INFORMATION. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) The definitions in section 115E.01 apply to this section except as otherwise provided in this subdivision. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Applicable emergency manager" means an emergency manager having jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or other hazardous substance cargo is transported by a rail carrier. new text end

new text begin (c) "Applicable fire department officer" means a fire chief or other senior officer of a fire department having jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or other hazardous substance cargo is transported by a rail carrier. new text end

new text begin (d) "Emergency manager" means the director of a local organization for emergency management under section 12.25. new text end

new text begin (e) "Hazardous substance" means any material identified in the definition of hazardous substance under section 115B.02, subdivision 8, or Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 171.8. new text end

new text begin (f) "Incident commander" means the official who has responsibility under National Incident Management System guidelines for all aspects of emergency response operations at an incident scene. new text end

new text begin (g) "Rail carrier" means a railroad company that: new text end

new text begin (1) is defined as a common carrier under section 218.011, subdivision 10; new text end

new text begin (2) is classified by federal law or regulation as a Class I railroad, Class I rail carrier, Class II railroad, Class II rail carrier, Class III railroad, or Class III rail carrier; and new text end

new text begin (3) operates unit trains or a train with at least one rail car carrying oil or hazardous substance cargo in this state. new text end

new text begin (h) "Unit train" has the meaning given in section 115E.01, subdivision 11d. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Traffic review. new text end

new text begin Within ten business days of receiving a written request, a rail carrier must provide a traffic review to the commissioner of public safety, a requesting emergency manager, or a fire chief having jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or other hazardous substances are transported. The traffic review under this subdivision must include information on the types and volumes of oil or other hazardous substances transported through the requester's jurisdiction during the prior calendar year. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Emergency response planning; information sharing. new text end

new text begin Upon written request, a rail carrier must provide to the commissioner of public safety, an emergency manager, or a fire chief having jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or other hazardous substances are transported: new text end

new text begin (1) a complete copy of prevention and response plans submitted under section 115E.042, subdivision 6; and new text end

new text begin (2) a copy of the data and information, including risk assessment information, used to develop the rail carrier's route analysis as required under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 172.820, or successor requirements. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Emergency response planning; coordination meetings. new text end

new text begin (a) Within 30 days of receiving a written request, a rail carrier must be available to meet with the commissioner of public safety, a requesting emergency manager, or a fire chief having jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or other hazardous substances are transported concerning emergency response planning and coordination. new text end

new text begin (b) At a meeting held under this subdivision, a rail carrier must provide: new text end

new text begin (1) a review of the rail carrier's emergency response planning and capability, including railroad response timelines and resources to provide: new text end

new text begin (i) technical advice and recommendations; new text end

new text begin (ii) trained response personnel; new text end

new text begin (iii) specialized equipment; and new text end

new text begin (iv) any other available resources to support an incident commander who conducts a public safety emergency response under the National Incident Management System; and new text end

new text begin (2) inventory information on emergency responses involving oil or other hazardous substances, consisting of: new text end

new text begin (i) equipment owned by the rail carrier, including equipment type and location; new text end

new text begin (ii) the rail carrier's response personnel, including contact information and location; and new text end

new text begin (iii) resources available to the rail carrier through contractual agreements. new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Real-time emergency response information; report required. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of public safety must, through the Minnesota Fusion Center, receive and disseminate emergency response information as provided through the AskRail application or other wireless communication device application described in paragraphs (b) and (c) under section 7302 of the FAST Act of 2015, Public Law 114-94, and federal regulations adopted under that section. new text end

new text begin (b) By July 1, 2024, the state fire marshal and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, along with interested emergency management organizations and fire chiefs, may encourage the adoption of the AskRail application or other wireless communication device application for incorporation into emergency response capabilities and to provide information on the transportation of oil or other hazardous substances by rail. new text end

new text begin (c) On and after July 1, 2024, all rail carriers subject to this section and section 115E.042 must collectively provide information on the transportation of oil or other hazardous substances in a digital format through a wireless communication device application. new text end

new text begin (d) By March 1, 2025, the commissioner of public safety must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation and public safety policy and finance regarding the effectiveness of efforts to adopt the AskRail application or other wireless communication device application required under paragraph (c). new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Public safety emergency response exercises. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "tabletop exercise" and "full-scale exercise" have the meanings given in section 115E.042, subdivision 1a. new text end

new text begin (b) By July 1, 2025, each rail carrier, upon request, must conduct one tabletop public safety emergency exercise in each emergency management region, as established by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, where the rail carrier transports oil or other hazardous substances. After July 1, 2025, each rail carrier, upon request, must conduct one tabletop public safety emergency exercise every two years and must alternate emergency management regions where the exercise is conducted. new text end

new text begin (c) Exercises conducted by a railroad under this subdivision must include at least one representative from the Department of Public Safety, the regional program coordinator from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management where the exercise is conducted, local emergency management organizations, fire departments, and local units of government that each have jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or hazardous substances are transported by railroad. Each exercise conducted under this subdivision must be attended by safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act, United States Code, title 45, section 151, et seq. new text end

new text begin (d) To the extent feasible, a rail carrier may conduct tabletop public safety exercises concurrently with the exercises required in subdivision 7. new text end

new text begin (e) If the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency requires a rail carrier to conduct a tabletop public safety emergency response exercise as part of the annual exercise requirements in section 115E.042, subdivision 5, the rail carrier is not required to conduct an additional public safety emergency response exercise in the emergency management region where the exercise took place for that calendar year. If a rail carrier opts to conduct a full-scale exercise, the rail carrier is not required to conduct an additional tabletop public safety emergency exercise in that calendar year if the tabletop exercise occurs after the full-scale exercise is completed. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Incident commander response site exercises. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "tabletop exercise" and "full-scale exercise" have the meanings given in section 115E.042, subdivision 1a. new text end

new text begin (b) By July 1, 2025, each rail carrier, upon request, must conduct one tabletop incident commander response site exercise in each emergency management region, as established by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, where the rail carrier transports oil or other hazardous substances. After July 1, 2025, each rail carrier, upon request, must conduct one tabletop incident commander response site exercise every two years and must alternate emergency management regions where the exercise is conducted. new text end

new text begin (c) Exercises conducted by a railroad under this subdivision must include at least one representative from the Department of Public Safety, the regional program coordinator from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management where the exercise is being conducted, local emergency management organizations, fire departments, and local units of government that each have jurisdiction along the routes over which oil or hazardous substances are transported by railroad. Each exercise conducted under this subdivision must be attended by safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act, United States Code, title 45, section 151, et seq. new text end

new text begin (d) To the extent feasible, a rail carrier may conduct tabletop incident commander response site exercises concurrently with the exercises required in subdivision 6. new text end

new text begin (e) If the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency requires a rail carrier to conduct a tabletop incident commander response site exercise as part of the annual exercise requirements in section 115E.042, subdivision 5, the rail carrier is not required to conduct an additional exercise in the emergency management region where the exercise took place for that calendar year. new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Full-scale exercises; requirement. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "full-scale exercise" has the meaning given in section 115E.042, subdivision 1a. new text end

new text begin (b) On and after July 1, 2023, each Class I railroad, Class I rail carrier, Class II railroad, or Class II rail carrier must, upon request, conduct a full-scale exercise every five years. Upon notification by the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, a Class III railroad or Class III rail carrier that transports oil or other hazardous substances by rail in Minnesota must participate in the full-scale exercise if the exercise occurs in the emergency management region along the routes where the Class III railroad or Class III rail carrier transports oil or other hazardous substances. To the extent feasible, a rail carrier may not conduct consecutive full-scale exercises in the same emergency management region. new text end

new text begin (c) A full-scale exercise must be conducted under the time limits provided for a response to a confirmed discharge of oil or hazardous substances under section 115E.042, subdivision 4. The administration of a full-scale exercise must be conducted under the requirements of section 115E.042, subdivision 5, paragraphs (c) and (d). If the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency requires a rail carrier to participate in a full-scale exercise as provided under section 115E.042, subdivision 5, a rail carrier may conduct the full-scale exercise with any other rail carrier that carries oil or hazardous substances in the emergency management region where the full-scale exercise is to take place. new text end

new text begin (d) Each full-scale exercise conducted under this section must be attended by safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act, United States Code, title 45, section 151, et seq. new text end

new text begin (e) A rail carrier must provide by telephone a qualified company representative with knowledge of the rail carrier's response resources during the exercises. new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Transportation and response planning data. new text end

new text begin (a) Any data provided under subdivisions 2 to 8 to an emergency manager, incident commander, emergency first responder, fire chief, or the commissioner of public safety are nonpublic data, as defined under section 13.02, subdivision 9. new text end

new text begin (b) Any prevention and response plan data created under section 115E.042, subdivision 6, that is in the possession of an emergency manager, incident commander, emergency first responder, or fire chief are nonpublic data, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9. new text end

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 219.1651, is amended to read:

219.1651 GRADE CROSSING SAFETY ACCOUNT.

A Minnesota grade crossing safety account is created in the special revenue fund, consisting of money credited to the account by law. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for rail-highway grade crossing safety projects on public streets and highways, including engineering costsnew text begin and other costs associated with administration and delivery of grade crossing safety projectsnew text end . At the discretion of the commissioner of transportation, money in the account at the end of each biennium may cancel to the trunk highway fund.

Sec. 75.

new text begin [219.752] MINIMUM CREW SIZE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Class I or Class II railroad. new text end

new text begin A Class I railroad or Class II railroad must not operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has a crew of a minimum of two individuals. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Class III railroad. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "shared corridor" means a segment of railroad track in which light rail transit operates within or adjacent to right-of-way used in freight rail operation. new text end

new text begin (b) A Class III railroad while operating in a shared corridor must not operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has a crew of a minimum of two individuals. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin The requirements of this section do not apply to hostler services or utility employees. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Penalty; action. new text end

new text begin (a) Any railroad that willfully violates this section must pay a fine of not less than $250 or more than $1,000 for a first offense, not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 for a second offense committed within three years of the first offense, and not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense committed within three years of the first offense. new text end

new text begin (b) Fines prescribed in this section must be recovered in a civil action before a judge of the county in which the violation occurs. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective 30 days following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 221.0269, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Intrastate transportation; heating fuel. new text end

new text begin (a) If a regional emergency has been declared by the President of the United States or by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pursuant to United States Code, title 49, section 390.23(a), and the declaration includes heating fuel as a covered commodity, the federal regulations incorporated into section 221.0314, subdivision 9, for hours of service do not apply to drivers engaged in intrastate transportation of heating fuel. new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding the relief provided in paragraph (a), a driver may not exceed a total of 14 hours combined on-duty and driving time after coming on duty following at least ten consecutive hours off-duty. new text end

new text begin (c) If a driver is operating under the relief provided by paragraph (a), and the declaration is in effect for more than 30 calendar days, the driver must take a 34-hour restart before the driver has been on duty for 30 consecutive days. new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 222.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Use requirements.

Any water power, telegraph, telephone, pneumatic tube, pipeline, community antenna television, cable communications or electric light, heat, power company,new text begin entity that receives a route permit under chapter 216E for a high-voltage transmission line necessary to interconnect an electric power generating facility with transmission lines or associated facilities of an entity that directly, or through its members or agents, provides retail electric service in the state,new text end or fire department may use public roads for the purpose of constructing, using, operating, and maintaining lines, subways, canals, conduits,new text begin transmission lines,new text end hydrants, or dry hydrants, for their business, but such lines shall be so located as in no way to interfere with the safety and convenience of ordinary travel along or over the same; and, in the construction and maintenance of such line, subway, canal, conduit,new text begin transmission lines,new text end hydrants, or dry hydrants, the deleted text begin companydeleted text end new text begin entitynew text end shall be subject to all reasonable regulations imposed by the governing body of any county, town or city in which such public road may be. If the governing body does not require the deleted text begin companydeleted text end new text begin entitynew text end to obtain a permit, deleted text begin a companydeleted text end new text begin an entitynew text end shall notify the governing body of any county, town, or city having jurisdiction over a public road prior to the construction or major repair, involving extensive excavation on the road right-of-way, of the deleted text begin company'sdeleted text end new text begin entity'snew text end equipment along, over, or under the public road, unless the governing body waives the notice requirement. A waiver of the notice requirement must be renewed on an annual basis. For emergency repair deleted text begin a companydeleted text end new text begin an entitynew text end shall notify the governing body as soon as practical after the repair is made. Nothing herein shall be construed to grant to any person any rights for the maintenance of a telegraph, telephone, pneumatic tube, community antenna television system, cable communications system, or light, heat, power system,new text begin electric power generating system, high-voltage transmission line,new text end or hydrant system within the corporate limits of any city until such person shall have obtained the right to maintain such system within such city or for a period beyond that for which the right to operate such system is granted by such city.

Sec. 78.

new text begin [289A.51] ELECTRIC-ASSISTED BICYCLE REBATE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given. new text end

new text begin (b) "Electric-assisted bicycle" has the meaning given in section 169.011, subdivision 27, except that the term is limited to a new electric-assisted bicycle purchased from an eligible retailer. new text end

new text begin (c) "Eligible expenses" means the amount paid for an electric-assisted bicycle and any qualifying accessories purchased at the same time as the electric-assisted bicycle, inclusive of sales tax but exclusive of any other related charges, including charges for a warranty, service, or delivery. new text end

new text begin (d) "Eligible individual" means an individual who: new text end

new text begin (1) is at least 15 years old; new text end

new text begin (2) is a resident individual taxpayer at the time of application for a rebate certificate and in the previous calendar year; and new text end

new text begin (3) was not claimed as a dependent on another return in the taxable year described in subdivision 3, paragraph (c). new text end

new text begin (e) "Eligible retailer" means a person who has engaged in the business of retail sales of new electric-assisted bicycles for at least six months prior to receiving the approval of the commissioner under subdivision 5. new text end

new text begin (f) "Qualifying accessories" means a bicycle helmet, lights, lock, luggage rack, basket, bag or backpack, fenders, or reflective clothing. new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Rebate established. new text end

new text begin An eligible retailer that has been assigned a rebate certificate by an eligible individual may apply to the commissioner for a rebate, as provided in this section. new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Amount of rebate. new text end

new text begin (a) The amount of a rebate under this section equals the lesser of: new text end

new text begin (1) the applicable percentage, multiplied by the amount of eligible expenses paid by an eligible individual; or new text end

new text begin (2) $1,500. new text end

new text begin (b) The applicable percentage equals 75 percent, but is reduced by one percentage point until the percentage equals 50 percent, for each $4,000 of the eligible individual's adjusted gross income in excess of: new text end

new text begin (1) $50,000 for a married taxpayer filing a joint return; and new text end

new text begin (2) $25,000 for all other filers. new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of determining the applicable percentage under paragraph (b) and subdivision 4, paragraph (a), the commissioner must use the eligible individual's adjusted gross income for the taxable year ending in the calendar year prior to the year in which the individual applied for a rebate certificate. new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Commissioner to issue rebate certificates. new text end

new text begin (a) To qualify for a rebate under this section, an eligible individual must apply to the commissioner for a rebate certificate in the manner specified by the commissioner prior to purchasing an electric-assisted bicycle. As part of the application, the eligible individual must include proof of the individual's adjusted gross income for the taxable year specified in subdivision 3, paragraph (c). The commissioner must issue a rebate certificate to an eligible individual stating the issuance date, the applicable percentage, and the maximum rebate for which the taxpayer is eligible. For a married taxpayer filing a joint return, each spouse may apply to the commissioner separately, and the commissioner must issue each spouse a separate rebate certificate. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of revenue may determine the date on which to open applications for a rebate certificate, and applications must not be submitted before the date determined by the commissioner. Beginning July 1, 2024, and July 1 of each subsequent calendar year for which there is an allocation of rebate certificates, the commissioner must allocate rebate certificates on a first-come, first-served basis. The commissioner must reserve 40 percent of the certificates for a married taxpayer filing a joint return with an adjusted gross income of less than $78,000 or any other filer with an adjusted gross income of less than $41,000. Any portion of the reserved amount under this paragraph that is not allocated by September 30 is available for allocation to other rebate certificate applications beginning on October 1. new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must not issue rebate certificates totaling more than $2,000,000 in each of calendar years 2024 and 2025, except any amount authorized but not allocated in any calendar year does not cancel and is added to the allocation for the next calendar year. When calculating the amount of remaining allocations, the commissioner must assume that each allocated but unclaimed certificate reduces the available allocations by $1,500. new text end

new text begin (d) A rebate certificate that is not assigned to a retailer expires two months after the date the certificate was issued and may not be assigned to a retailer after expiration. The amount of any expired rebate certificates is added to the available allocation under paragraph (c). new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Certification of eligible retailers. new text end

new text begin To be eligible to be assigned a rebate certificate under this section, an eligible retailer must apply to the commissioner of revenue to be certified as an eligible retailer in the manner specified by the commissioner. The application must include proof that the person applying has been actively involved in the business of retail sales of new electric-assisted bicycles for at least six months. new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Application for rebate. new text end

new text begin (a) An eligible individual who purchases an electric-assisted bicycle may assign a rebate certificate to an eligible retailer at the time of purchase. The retailer must reduce the price of the electric-assisted bicycle by the amount of the rebate determined under subdivision 3. new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must establish the form and manner by which a taxpayer may assign a rebate certificate to a retailer. The commissioner must establish a process through which retailers may quickly verify the validity of a rebate certificate at the time of purchase. new text end

new text begin (c) An eligible retailer that was assigned a rebate certificate may apply to the commissioner for a rebate within one month of the date of the sale. The application must be in the manner specified by the commissioner. The commissioner must pay to an eligible retailer who meets the requirements of this section the amount of the rebate determined under subdivision 3. new text end

new text begin (d) Only an eligible retailer may apply for a rebate under this subdivision. To receive the benefit of a rebate under this section, an eligible individual must assign a rebate certificate to an eligible retailer. new text end

new text begin (e) A rebate certificate under this section must not be assigned or transferred more than once. new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner must not pay any rebates under this section after June 30, 2026. new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Limitations. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must not issue an eligible individual a rebate certificate more than one time. This limitation does not apply to a rebate certificate that expired. new text end

new text begin (b) If an eligible individual purchases an electric-assisted bicycle using a rebate under this section and returns the bicycle to an eligible retailer, the eligible retailer must repay to the commissioner the amount of the rebate received. new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must not issue a rebate certificate to an eligible individual who is subject to a claim for a refund under chapter 270A. new text end

new text begin (d) For electric-assisted bicycles purchased using rebates under this section: new text end

new text begin (1) an eligible retailer must charge the same retail price for an electric-assisted bicycle as the retailer charges for the same bicycle if it is purchased without a rebate; and new text end

new text begin (2) an eligible retailer must not charge a retail price in excess of the manufacturer's suggested retail price. new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2024 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner to implement the requirements under this section, including but not limited to administration and payment of refunds. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2026. new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin This section expires June 30, 2026. The expiration of this section does not affect the commissioner's authority to audit or power of examination and assessment for rebates claimed under this section. new text end

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 297A.993, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Uses reporting. new text end

new text begin By February 15 of each even-numbered year, a metropolitan county, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4, that imposes the taxes under this section must submit a report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must include: new text end

new text begin (1) actual transportation sales tax collections by the county over the previous five calendar years; new text end

new text begin (2) an estimation of the total sales tax revenue that is estimated to be collected by the county in the current year and for the next ten calendar years; and new text end

new text begin (3) for each of the previous five calendar years, the current calendar year, and for the next ten calendar years: new text end

new text begin (i) the amount of sales tax revenue expended or proposed to be expended for each of the following: new text end

new text begin (A) planning, construction, operation, or maintenance of guideways, as defined in section 473.4485, subdivision 1, paragraph (d); new text end