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                            CHAPTER 213-S.F.No. 1769 
                  An act relating to transportation; modifying 
                  provisions relating to highway information signs; 
                  transferring, discontinuing, or changing description 
                  of portions of certain trunk highways; authorizing 
                  commissioner of transportation to set certain highway 
                  construction contract conditions in taconite tax 
                  relief areas; allowing commissioner of transportation 
                  to convey interest in certain land to property owners; 
                  modifying provisions for speed limits in highway work 
                  zones; modifying seasonal highway weight limitations; 
                  transferring responsibilities from transportation 
                  regulation board to commissioner of transportation; 
                  making technical and clarifying changes; repealing 
                  obsolete or invalid provisions; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2000, sections 160.292, subdivision 10; 
                  161.114; 161.115, subdivisions 36, 48, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 161.24, subdivision 4; 161.442; 169.14, 
                  subdivision 5d; 169.825, subdivision 11; 174.02, 
                  subdivisions 4, 5; 174.10, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 
                  174A.02, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 174A.04; 174A.06; 
                  218.031, subdivision 2; 218.041, subdivisions 4, 5, 6; 
                  219.074, subdivision 2; 219.402; 222.632; proposing 
                  coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 161; 
                  repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 174A.01; 
                  174A.02, subdivision 5; 174A.03; 174A.05; 219.558; 
                  219.559; 219.56; 219.681; 219.69; 219.691; 219.692; 
                  219.695; 219.70; 219.71; 219.741; 219.743; 219.751; 
                  219.755; 219.85; 219.88; 219.97, subdivisions 6, 7, 
                  10; 222.633. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 160.292, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [SPECIFIC SERVICE.] "Specific service" means 
        restaurants; rural agricultural or tourist-oriented businesses; 
        places of worship; gasoline service stations and other retail 
        motor fuel businesses; and motels, resorts, or recreational 
        camping areas that provide sleeping accommodations for the 
        traveling public.  "Tourist-oriented business" means a business, 
        service, or activity that receives the major portion of its 
        income or visitors during the normal business season from 
        motorists not residing in the immediate area of the business or 
        activity.  "Tourist-oriented business" includes, but is not 
        limited to:  (1) a greenhouse or nursery, (2) a bait and tackle 
        shop, (3) a marina, and (4) a gift or antique shop.  "Rural 
        agricultural business" includes but is not limited to:  (1) a 
        grain-handling facility; (2) a business providing care and 
        well-being to animals; and (3) the sale of feed or seed. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.114, is 
        amended to read: 
           161.114 [CONSTITUTIONAL TRUNK HIGHWAYS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DESIGNATION.] The trunk highway routes, 
        numbered 1 through 70, as described in the constitutional 
        amendment adopted November 2, 1920, are designated as the 
        constitutional routes of the trunk highway system.  
           Subd. 2.  [DESCRIPTIONS.] The constitutional routes are 
        described as follows: 
           Route No. 1.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa, southeasterly at 
        Albert Lea and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to 
        a point in Albert Lea and thence extending in a northerly 
        direction to a point and on the southerly limits of the city of 
        St. Paul and then beginning at a point on the northerly limits 
        of the city of St. Paul and thence extending in a northerly 
        direction to a point on the westerly limits of the city of 
        Duluth and then beginning at a point on the northerly limits of 
        the city of Duluth and thence extending in a northeasterly 
        direction to a point on the boundary line between the state of 
        Minnesota and the province of Ontario, affording Albert Lea, 
        Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, Farmington, St. Paul, White 
        Bear, Forest Lake, Wyoming, Rush City, Pine City, Hinckley, 
        Sandstone, Moose Lake, Carlton, Duluth, Two Harbors, Grand 
        Marais and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state. 
           Route No. 2.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 on the 
        westerly limits of the city of Duluth and thence extending in a 
        southwesterly direction along said Route No. 1 to a point on 
        said route at Carlton and thence extending in a westerly 
        direction to a point on the east bank of the Red River of the 
        North at Moorhead, affording Duluth, Carlton, McGregor, Aitkin, 
        Brainerd, Motley, Staples, Wadena, Detroit, Moorhead and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 3.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, westerly of La 
        Crosse, Wisconsin, and thence extending in a northwesterly 
        direction to a point on the easterly limits of the city of St. 
        Paul and then beginning at a point on the westerly limits of the 
        city of Minneapolis and thence extending in a northwesterly 
        direction to a point on the east bank of the Red River of the 
        North at Breckenridge, affording La Crescent, Winona, Kellogg, 
        Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, Hastings, St. Paul, Minneapolis, 
        Osseo, Champlin, Anoka, Elk River, Big Lake, St. Cloud, Albany, 
        Sauk Centre, Alexandria, Elbow Lake, Fergus Falls, Breckenridge 
        and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 4.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa, southwesterly of 
        Jackson and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 3, southeasterly of Sauk Centre and thence 
        extending in a northwesterly direction along said Route No. 3 to 
        a point on said route at Sauk Centre and thence extending in a 
        northerly direction to a point at International Falls, affording 
        Jackson, Windom, Sanborn, Redwood Falls, Morton, Olivia, 
        Willmar, Paynesville, Sauk Centre, Long Prairie, Wadena, Park 
        Rapids, Itasca State Park, Bemidji, International Falls and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 5.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa, southerly of Blue 
        Earth and thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a 
        point on the southerly limits of the city of Minneapolis and 
        then beginning at a point on the northerly limits of the city of 
        Minneapolis and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point in Swan River on Route No. 8, hereinafter described, 
        affording Blue Earth, Winnebago, Mankato, St. Peter, Le Sueur, 
        Jordan, Shakopee, Minneapolis, Cambridge, Mora, McGregor, Swan 
        River and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 6.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa, southerly of Ash 
        Creek, and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point 
        on the boundary line between the state of Minnesota and the 
        province of Manitoba, near St. Vincent, affording Luverne, 
        Pipestone, Lake Benton, Ivanhoe, Canby, Madison, Bellingham, 
        Odessa, Ortonville, Graceville, Dumont, Wheaton, Breckenridge, 
        Moorhead, Kragnes, Georgetown, Perley, Hendrum, Ada, Crookston, 
        Warren, Donaldson, Hallock and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 7.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Winona 
        and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point on the 
        boundary line between the states of Minnesota and South Dakota, 
        westerly of Lake Benton, affording Winona, St. Charles, 
        Rochester, Kasson, Dodge Center, Claremont, Owatonna, Waseca, 
        Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm, Springfield, Tracy, Lake Benton and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 8.  Beginning at a point on the westerly limits 
        of the city of Duluth and thence extending in a northwesterly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 6 near Crookston and thence 
        extending in a westerly and northerly direction along said Route 
        No. 6 to a point on said route northerly of Crookston and thence 
        extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on the east 
        bank of the Red River of the North at East Grand Forks, 
        affording Duluth, Floodwood, Swan River, Grand Rapids, Cass 
        Lake, Bemidji, Bagley, Erskine, Crookston, East Grand Forks and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 9.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at La 
        Crescent and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point 
        on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and South 
        Dakota southwesterly of Beaver Creek, affording La Crescent, 
        Hokah, Houston, Rushford, Lanesboro, Preston, Fountain, Spring 
        Valley, Austin, Albert Lea, Blue Earth, Fairmont, Jackson, 
        Worthington, Luverne and intervening and adjacent communities a 
        reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other 
        places within the state.  
           Route No. 10.  Beginning at a point on the westerly limits 
        of the city of Minneapolis and thence extending in a 
        northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 6 at or near 
        Wheaton, affording Minneapolis, Montrose, Cokato, Litchfield, 
        Willmar, Benson, Morris, Herman, Wheaton and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 11.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at the 
        westerly limits of the city of Duluth and thence extending in a 
        northwesterly and northerly direction to a point on Route No. 4 
        at International Falls and thence extending in a southwesterly 
        direction along said Route No. 4 to a point on said route 
        southwesterly of International Falls and thence extending in a 
        westerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Donaldson, 
        affording Duluth, Eveleth, Virginia, Cook, Orr, Cussons, 
        International Falls, Baudette, Warroad, Roseau, Greenbush, 
        Donaldson and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 12.  Beginning at a point on the west bank of the 
        St. Croix River near Hudson, Wisconsin and thence extending in a 
        westerly direction to a point on the easterly limits of the city 
        of St. Paul and then beginning at a point on the westerly limits 
        of the city of Minneapolis and thence extending in a westerly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Madison, affording St. 
        Paul, Minneapolis, Hopkins, Norwood, Glencoe, Olivia, Granite 
        Falls, Montevideo, Dawson, Madison and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 13.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at 
        Albert Lea and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 5 at Jordan affording Albert Lea, Waseca, 
        Waterville, Montgomery, New Prague, Jordan and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 14.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at 
        Ivanhoe and thence extending in an easterly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 4 at Redwood Falls and thence extending in an 
        easterly direction along said Route No. 4 to a point on said 
        route at Morton and thence extending in an easterly direction to 
        a point on Route No. 22, hereinafter described, at Gaylord 
        affording Ivanhoe, Marshall, Redwood Falls, Morton, Winthrop, 
        Gaylord and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 15.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa southerly of Fairmont 
        and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point on 
        Route No. 14 at Winthrop, affording Fairmont, Madelia, New Ulm, 
        Winthrop and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 16.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 
        southwesterly of Mankato and thence extending westerly to a 
        point on Route No. 15 at Madelia and thence extending in a 
        southerly direction along said Route No. 15 to a point on said 
        route southerly of Madelia and thence extending in a westerly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 4 northerly of Windom and 
        thence extending in a southerly direction along said Route No. 4 
        to a point on said route at Windom and thence extending in a 
        westerly direction to a point at Fulda and thence extending in a 
        southerly direction to a point on Route No. 9 at Worthington, 
        affording Mankato, Madelia, St. James, Windom, Fulda, 
        Worthington and intervening and adjacent communities a 
        reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other 
        places within the state.  
           Route No. 17.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 16 at 
        Fulda and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 12 at Granite Falls, affording Fulda, Slayton, 
        Garvin, Marshall, Granite Falls and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 18.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Elk 
        River and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 2 easterly of Brainerd, affording Elk River, 
        Princeton, Milaca, Onamia and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 19.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 at 
        Brainerd and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 8 at Cass Lake, affording Brainerd, Pine 
        River, Walker, Cass Lake and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 20.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa near Canton and thence 
        extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 9 
        at or near Preston and thence extending in a northwesterly 
        direction along said Route No. 9 to a point on said route at 
        Fountain and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 3 in the town of Douglas, Dakota county (T. 
        113, R. 17 W.) affording Canton, Harmony, Preston, Fountain, 
        Chatfield, Oronoco, Pine Island, Zumbrota, Cannon Falls and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state. 
           Route No. 21.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 20 at 
        Zumbrota and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 5 at St. Peter, affording Zumbrota, Kenyon, 
        Faribault, Le Sueur Center, Cleveland, St. Peter and intervening 
        and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, 
        each with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 22.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at St.  
        Peter and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 4 at Paynesville, affording St. Peter, 
        Gaylord, Glencoe, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Paynesville and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 23.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 4 at 
        Paynesville and thence extending in a northeasterly direction 
        through the village of Richmond, Coldspring, Rockville and Waite 
        Park to a point on Route No. 3 westerly of St. Cloud, and thence 
        extending in a northeasterly direction to a point on Route No. 5 
        southerly of Mora, and thence extending in a northerly direction 
        along said Route No. 5 to a point on said route at Mora, and 
        thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on Route 
        No. 1 southerly of Hinckley, affording Paynesville, St. Cloud, 
        Foley, Milaca, Ogilvie, Mora and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 24.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 10 at 
        Litchfield and thence extending in a northeasterly direction to 
        a point on Route No. 3 at St. Cloud, affording Litchfield, St. 
        Cloud and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 25.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at or 
        near Belle Plaine and thence extending in a northerly direction 
        to a point on Route No. 3 at Big Lake, affording Belle Plaine, 
        Norwood, Watertown, Montrose, Buffalo, Monticello, Big Lake and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 26.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 10 at 
        Benson and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 6 near Ortonville, affording Benson, Ortonville and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 27.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at St.  
        Cloud and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 2 at Brainerd, affording St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, 
        Royalton, Little Falls, Brainerd and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 28.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 27 at 
        Little Falls and thence extending in a southwesterly direction 
        to a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota 
        and South Dakota at Browns Valley, affording Little Falls, Sauk 
        Centre, Glenwood, Starbuck, Morris, Graceville, Browns Valley 
        and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 29.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 28 at 
        Glenwood and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 2 westerly of Wadena affording Glenwood, 
        Alexandria, Parkers Prairie, Deer Creek and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 30.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at 
        Fergus Falls, and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 8 at Erskine, affording Fergus Falls, Pelican 
        Rapids, Detroit, Mahnomen, Erskine and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 31.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 6 at Ada, 
        and thence extending in an easterly direction to a point on 
        Route No. 30 near Mahnomen, affording Ada, Mahnomen and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 32.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 easterly 
        of Crookston and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 11 at Greenbush, affording Red Lake Falls, 
        Thief River Falls, Middle River, Greenbush and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 33.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 32 at 
        Thief River Falls and thence extending in a northwesterly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Warren, affording Thief 
        River Falls, Warren and intervening and adjacent communities a 
        reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other 
        places within the state.  
           Route No. 34.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 at 
        Detroit and thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 8 westerly of Grand Rapids, affording 
        Detroit, Park Rapids, Walker, Remer, Grand Rapids and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 35.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 18 near 
        Mille Lacs Lake and thence extending in a northerly direction to 
        a point at Grand Rapids and thence extending in a northeasterly 
        direction to a point at Ely, affording Aitkin, Grand Rapids, 
        Hibbing, Chisholm, Buhl, Mountain Iron, Virginia, Gilbert, 
        McKinley, Biwabik, Aurora, Tower, and Ely and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 36.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at 
        Fergus Falls and thence extending in an easterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 29 easterly of Henning, affording Fergus 
        Falls, Henning and intervening and adjacent communities a 
        reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other 
        places within the state.  
           Route No. 37.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 27 at 
        Little Falls and thence extending in a northwesterly direction 
        to a point on Route No. 2 at Motley, affording Little Falls, 
        Motley and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 38.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 at 
        Montevideo and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 28 at Starbuck, affording Montevideo, Benson, 
        Starbuck and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 39.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 at 
        Mankato and thence extending in a southeasterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 9 westerly of Albert Lea, affording Mankato, 
        Mapleton, Minnesota Lake, Wells and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 40.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa at Lyle and thence 
        extending in a northwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 7 
        at Owatonna, affording Lyle, Austin, Blooming Prairie, Owatonna 
        and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 41.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 40 at or 
        near Blooming Prairie and thence extending in an easterly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 56, hereinafter described, 
        near Hayfield, affording Blooming Prairie, Hayfield and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 42.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 easterly 
        of Rochester and thence extending (1) in a northeasterly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 3 at Kellogg, affording 
        Rochester, Elgin, Plainview, Kellogg and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state and (2) in a 
        southerly direction to a point on Route No. 391.  
           Route No. 43.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at 
        Rushford and thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 3 at Winona, affording Rushford, Winona and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 44.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 at Hokah 
        and thence extending in a southwesterly direction to a point on 
        Route No. 20 near Canton, affording Hokah, Caledonia, Canton and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 45.  Beginning at a point on the west bank of the 
        St. Croix River at Stillwater and thence extending in a 
        southwesterly direction to a point on the easterly limits of the 
        city of St. Paul, affording Stillwater, Lake Elmo, St. Paul and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 46.  Beginning at a point on the west bank of the 
        St. Croix River at Taylors Falls and thence extending in a 
        southwesterly direction to a point on Route No. 1 near Wyoming, 
        affording Taylors Falls, Center City, Wyoming and intervening 
        and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, 
        each with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 47.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 17 at 
        Slayton and thence extending in a westerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 6 at Pipestone, affording Slayton, Pipestone and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 48.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 17 
        westerly of Granite Falls and thence extending in a westerly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 6 at Canby, affording Granite 
        Falls, Clarkfield, Canby and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 49.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 
        easterly of Montevideo and thence extending in a northeasterly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 4 southerly of Willmar, 
        affording Montevideo, Clara City, Willmar and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 50.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 20 at 
        Cannon Falls and thence extending in a northwesterly direction 
        to a point on the southerly limits of the city of Minneapolis, 
        affording Cannon Falls, Farmington, Minneapolis and intervening 
        and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, 
        each with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 51.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 at 
        Shakopee and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 12 northerly of Shakopee, affording a 
        connection between said Route No. 5 and said Route No. 12.  
           Route No. 52.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 5 south of 
        the city of Minneapolis and thence extending in a northeasterly 
        direction to a point on the westerly limits of the United States 
        Military reservation at Fort Snelling, affording St. Paul and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable communication with said Route 
        No. 5.  
           Route No. 53.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at 
        Hastings and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a 
        point on the southerly limits of the city of South St. Paul, 
        affording Hastings, South St. Paul and intervening and adjacent 
        communities a reasonable means of communication, each with the 
        other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 54.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Elbow 
        Lake and thence extending in a southwesterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 10 at Herman, affording Elbow Lake, Herman 
        and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 55.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 2 
        northwesterly of Carlton and thence extending in a northerly 
        direction to a point in Cloquet, affording Carlton, Cloquet and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 56.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 9 easterly 
        of Austin and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 21 at or near Kenyon, affording Brownsdale, 
        Hayfield, Dodge Center, West Concord, Kenyon and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 57.  Beginning at a point in Mantorville and 
        extending in a southerly direction to a point on Route No. 7 
        southerly of Mantorville, affording Mantorville a reasonable 
        means of communication with said Route No. 7.  
           Route No. 58.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 20 at 
        Zumbrota and thence extending in a northeasterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 3 at Red Wing, affording Zumbrota, Red Wing 
        and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 59.  Beginning at a point on the boundary line 
        between the states of Minnesota and Iowa southerly of Spring 
        Valley and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point 
        on No. 3 at Lake City, affording Spring Valley, Stewartville, 
        Rochester, Zumbrota Falls, Lake City and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 60.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 at 
        Faribault and thence extending in a southwesterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 7 at or near Madison Lake, affording 
        Faribault, Morristown, Waterville, Madison Lake and intervening 
        and adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, 
        each with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 61.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at Deer 
        River and thence extending in a northerly direction to a point 
        on Route No. 4 at or near Big Falls, affording Deer River, Big 
        Falls and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 62.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 3 at Anoka 
        and thence extending in a southeasterly direction to a point on 
        the northerly limits of the city of St. Paul, affording Anoka, 
        St. Paul and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 63.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 1 
        southerly of Forest Lake and thence extending in a southwesterly 
        direction to a point on the northerly and easterly limits of the 
        city of Minneapolis, affording a reasonable means of 
        communication between Route No. 1 and Minneapolis.  
           Route No. 64.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 30 
        northerly of Fergus Falls and thence extending in a northerly 
        and westerly direction to a point on Route No. 6 southerly of 
        Moorhead, affording Fergus Falls, Rothsay, Barnesville, Moorhead 
        and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 65.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 8 at 
        Bagley, and thence extending in a northerly and westerly 
        direction to a point on Route No. 32 southerly of Red Lake 
        Falls, affording Bagley, Clearbrook, Gonvick, Gully, Brooks, 
        Terrebonne and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 66.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 12 at 
        Montevideo and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to 
        a point on Route No. 26 northerly of Appleton affording 
        Montevideo, Appleton and intervening and adjacent communities a 
        reasonable means of communication, each with the other and other 
        places within the state.  
           Route No. 67.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 14 
        southerly of Echo and thence extending in a northerly and 
        westerly direction to a point on Route No. 17 at or near Granite 
        Falls, affording Echo, Granite Falls and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           Route No. 68.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 14 at 
        Marshall and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 6 near Canby, affording Marshall, Minneota, 
        Canby and intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable 
        means of communication, each with the other and other places 
        within the state.  
           Route No. 69.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 25 at 
        Buffalo and thence extending in a northwesterly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 22 southeasterly of Paynesville, affording 
        Buffalo, Maple Lake, Annandale, Eden Valley, Paynesville and 
        intervening and adjacent communities a reasonable means of 
        communication, each with the other and other places within the 
        state.  
           Route No. 70.  Beginning at a point on Route No. 7 westerly 
        of New Ulm and thence extending in a northerly direction to a 
        point on Route No. 12 at or near the village of Hector, 
        affording Fort Ridgely, Fairfax, Hector and intervening and 
        adjacent communities a reasonable means of communication, each 
        with the other and other places within the state.  
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective when the 
        transfer of jurisdiction of approximately 3.5 miles of county 
        state-aid highway 7 from marked U.S. highway 14 to interstate 
        highway I-90 is agreed to by the commissioner of transportation 
        and Olmsted county and a copy of the agreement, signed by the 
        commissioner and the chair of the Olmsted county board, has been 
        filed in the office of the commissioner. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.115, 
        subdivision 36, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 36.  [ROUTE NO. 105.] Beginning at a point on the 
        southerly limits of Washington avenue in the city of 
        Minneapolis, thence extending in a northeasterly direction 
        through Minneapolis to a point at the beginning of Route No. 5 
        on the northerly limits of the city of Minneapolis. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective when the 
        transfer of jurisdiction of a portion of legislative route No. 
        105, from 10th street south to Washington avenue south in 
        Minneapolis, is agreed to by the commissioner of transportation 
        and the city of Minneapolis and a copy of the agreement, signed 
        by the commissioner and the mayor of the city of Minneapolis, 
        has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.115, 
        subdivision 48, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 48.  [ROUTE NO. 117.] Beginning at a point on Route 
        No. 100 as herein established easterly of New Prague, thence 
        extending in a northeasterly direction and crossing the 
        Mississippi River easterly of the city of South St. Paul, thence 
        extending in a northerly direction to a point on Route No. 1 at 
        or near White Bear 393. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective when the 
        transfer of jurisdiction of a portion of legislative route No. 
        117, marked as trunk highway 120, is agreed to by the 
        commissioner of transportation and the counties of Ramsey and 
        Washington and a copy of the agreement, signed by the 
        commissioner and the chair of the Ramsey county board and the 
        chair of the Washington county board, has been filed in the 
        office of the commissioner. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.115, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 268.  [ROUTE NO. 337.] From a point on Route No. 2 in 
        the city of Brainerd thence extending southwesterly to its 
        intersection with new, marked trunk highway 371 as signed on the 
        day following final enactment of this subdivision. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.24, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ACCESS TO ISOLATED PROPERTY.] When the 
        establishment, construction, or reconstruction of a trunk 
        highway closes off any other highway or street, including a city 
        streets street, private road, or entrance at the boundary 
        of such the trunk highway, the commissioner may, in mitigation 
        of damages, or in the interest of safety and convenient public 
        travel, construct a road either within the limits of the trunk 
        highway, or without outside the limits of the trunk highway, 
        connecting the closed off closed-off highway, street, private 
        road, or entrance with another public highway.  In determining 
        whether to build the road within or without outside the limits 
        of the trunk highway, the commissioner may take into 
        consideration economy to the state and local traffic needs.  The 
        commissioner, in mitigation of damages, may connect the closed 
        off closed-off private road with the remaining portion of the 
        private road or with another private road.  All lands necessary 
        therefor for connecting a highway, street, private road, or 
        entrance to another public highway or for connecting a 
        closed-off private road to the remaining portion of a private 
        road or to another private road, may be acquired by purchase, 
        gift, or condemnation.  Notwithstanding section 161.23, 161.43, 
        161.431, or 161.44, the commissioner may convey and quitclaim a 
        fee title or easement held or owned by the state in land used to 
        construct a road to connect the closed-off highway, street, 
        entrance, or private road with another public highway or to 
        reconnect the private road to the property served by the road.  
           Sec. 7.  [161.366] [TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT; 
        TACONITE RELIEF AREA.] 
           The commissioner of transportation, as a condition of 
        awarding a transportation construction contract in the taconite 
        tax relief area, may require the contractor to hire a certain 
        percentage of workers for that contract whose principal place of 
        residence is in the taconite tax relief area.  Taconite tax 
        relief area means the tax relief area defined in section 273.134.
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.442, is 
        amended to read: 
           161.442 [RECONVEYANCE TO FORMER OWNER.] 
           Notwithstanding sections 161.23, 161.41, 161.411, 161.43, 
        161.44, or any other statute, the commissioner of 
        transportation, at the commissioner's sole discretion with the 
        consent of the owner, may transfer, sell, or convey real 
        property including fixtures, and interests in real property 
        including easements, to the owner from whom the property was 
        acquired by the state for trunk highway purposes through a 
        pending eminent domain action.  The transfer of title may be by 
        stipulation, partial dismissal, bill of sale, or conveyance.  
        Any resulting change in the state's acquisition must be 
        explained in the final certificate for that action.  This 
        provision does not confer on a landowner the right to compel a 
        reconveyance without the consent of the commissioner. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.14, 
        subdivision 5d, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5d.  [SPEED ZONING IN WORK ZONE; SURCHARGE.] (a) The 
        commissioner, on trunk highways and temporary trunk highways, 
        and local authorities, on streets and highways under their 
        jurisdiction, may authorize the use of reduced maximum speed 
        limits in highway work zones.  The commissioner or local 
        authority is not required to conduct an engineering and traffic 
        investigation before authorizing a reduced speed limit in a 
        highway work zone. 
           (b) The minimum highway work zone speed limit is 20 miles 
        per hour.  The work zone speed limit must not reduce the 
        established speed limit on the affected street or highway by 
        more than 15 miles per hour, except that the highway work zone 
        speed limit shall must not exceed 40 miles per hour.  The 
        commissioner or local authority shall post the limits of the 
        work zone.  Highway work zone speed limits are effective on 
        erection of appropriate regulatory speed limit signs.  The signs 
        must be removed or covered when they are not required.  A speed 
        greater than the posted highway work zone speed limit is 
        unlawful.  
           (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), on divided highways the 
        commissioner or local authority may establish a highway work 
        zone speed limit that does not exceed 55 miles per hour. 
           (c) (d) For purposes of this subdivision, "highway work 
        zone" means a segment of highway or street where a road 
        authority or its agent is constructing, reconstructing, or 
        maintaining the physical structure of the roadway, its 
        shoulders, or features adjacent to the roadway, including 
        underground and overhead utilities and highway appurtenances, 
        when workers are present. 
           (d) (e) Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or 
        other law to the contrary, a person who violates a speed limit 
        established under paragraph (b) or (c), or who violates any 
        other provision of this section while in a highway work zone, is 
        assessed an additional surcharge equal to the amount of the fine 
        imposed for the speed violation, but not less than $25. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.825, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [GROSS WEIGHT SEASONAL INCREASES.] (a) The 
        limitations provided in this section are increased:  
           (1) by ten percent from January 1 to March 7 between the 
        dates set by the commissioner based on a freezing index model 
        each winter, statewide; 
           (2) by ten percent from December 1 through December 31 
        between the dates set by the commissioner based on a freezing 
        index model each winter, in the zone bounded as follows:  
        beginning at Pigeon River in the northeast corner of Minnesota; 
        thence in a southwesterly direction along the north shore of 
        Lake Superior along trunk highway No. 61 to the junction with 
        trunk highway No. 210; thence westerly along trunk highway No. 
        210 to the junction with trunk highway No. 10; thence 
        northwesterly along trunk highway No. 10 to the Minnesota-North 
        Dakota border; thence northerly along that border to the 
        Minnesota-Canadian Border; thence easterly along said Border to 
        Lake Superior; and 
           (3) by ten percent from the beginning of harvest to 
        November 30 each year for the movement of sugar beets and 
        potatoes within an area having a 75-mile radius from the field 
        of harvest to the point of the first unloading.  The 
        commissioner shall not issue permits under this clause if to do 
        so will result in a loss of federal highway funding to the state.
           (b) The duration of a ten percent increase in load limits 
        is subject to limitation by order of the commissioner, subject 
        to implementation of springtime load restrictions, or March 7.  
           (c) When the ten percent increase is in effect, a permit is 
        required for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer 
        combination that has a gross weight in excess of 80,000 pounds, 
        an axle group weight in excess of that prescribed in subdivision 
        10, or a single axle weight in excess of 20,000 pounds and which 
        travels on interstate routes.  
           (d) In cases where gross weights in an amount less than 
        that set forth in this section are fixed, limited, or restricted 
        on a highway or bridge by or under another section of this 
        chapter, the lesser gross weight as fixed, limited, or 
        restricted may not be exceeded and must control instead of the 
        gross weights set forth in this section.  
           (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
        subdivision, no vehicle may exceed a total gross vehicle weight 
        of 80,000 pounds on routes which have not been designated by the 
        commissioner under section 169.832, subdivision 11. 
           (f) The commissioner may, after determining the ability of 
        the highway structure and frost condition to support additional 
        loads, grant a permit extending seasonal increases for vehicles 
        using portions of routes falling within two miles of the 
        southern boundary of the zone described under paragraph (a), 
        clause (2). 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174.02, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [APPEARANCES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MATTERS.] 
        The commissioner may appear as a party on behalf of the public 
        in any proceeding or matter before the interstate commerce 
        commission, the civil aeronautics surface transportation board 
        or any other agency or instrumentality of government which that 
        regulates public services or rates relating to transportation or 
        other matters related to the powers and responsibilities of the 
        commissioner as prescribed by law.  The commissioner shall 
        appear as a party on behalf of the public in proceedings before 
        the transportation regulation board as provided by law on 
        matters which that directly relate to the powers and duties of 
        the commissioner or which substantially affect the statewide 
        transportation plan.  On all other transportation matters the 
        commissioner may appear before the transportation regulation 
        board. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174.02, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [COOPERATION.] To facilitate the development of a 
        unified and coordinated intrastate and interstate transportation 
        system: 
           (1) the commissioner shall maintain close liaison, 
        coordination and cooperation with the private sectors of 
        transportation, the upper great lakes seaway development 
        commission corporation, and any multistate organization involved 
        in transportation issues affecting the state; 
           (2) the commissioner shall participate in the planning, 
        regulation and development of the port authorities of the state; 
        and 
           (3) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall 
        be is a nonvoting, ex officio member of the metropolitan 
        airports commission, as organized and established under sections 
        473.601 to 473.679.; 
           (4) the commissioner shall cooperate with all federal 
        agencies for the purpose of harmonizing state rules and federal 
        regulations within the state to the extent and in the manner 
        deemed advisable; 
           (5) the commissioner may conduct joint hearings with any 
        federal agency within or outside the state and, to the extent 
        allowed under federal law or regulation, may approve and 
        establish freight rates and charges that depart from the 
        distance principle required by any state law; and 
           (6) the commissioner may nominate members to any joint 
        board as provided by federal acts. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174.10, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [NOTICE OF CONTESTED CASE; FEE.] The 
        commissioner in any contested case before the transportation 
        regulation board that involves a motor carrier or common carrier 
        by rail as a party shall give reasonable notice to 
        representatives of associations or other interested groups or 
        persons who have registered their names with the board 
        commissioner for that purpose, to all parties and to cities and 
        municipalities which that the board commissioner deems to be 
        interested in the proceeding.  The commissioner may prescribe an 
        annual fee to be credited to the general fund, which fee shall 
        be as a charge to all registered groups or persons.  The fee 
        must be credited to the general fund.  This charge is to cover 
        the out-of-pocket costs involved in giving such providing the 
        notice. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174.10, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PROSECUTION.] In proceedings which that involve 
        a hearing before the transportation regulation board motor 
        carrier or common carrier by rail as a party, the matter shall 
        must be investigated and prosecuted before the board heard by 
        the commissioner of transportation representing the interests of 
        the people of this state as authorized by law.  
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174.10, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [WHEN BOARD LACKS LACK OF JURISDICTION.] If, in 
        any proceeding before the transportation regulation board 
        relating to or involving the reasonableness of rates, fares, 
        charges, or classifications, the board commissioner decides that 
        it the department does not have jurisdiction because the traffic 
        covered by the rates, fares, charges, or classifications is 
        interstate commerce, the transportation regulation 
        board commissioner shall issue an order dismissing the 
        proceeding and stating the ground of the dismissal, which order 
        may be appealed from in like manner as other appealable orders. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174A.02, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COMMISSIONER'S POWERS GENERALLY.] Some of 
        the functions of the transportation regulation board shall be 
        legislative and commissioner of transportation, related to motor 
        carriers and common carriers by rail, are quasi-judicial in 
        nature.  It The commissioner may make such investigations and 
        determinations, hold such hearings, prescribe such rules, and 
        issue such orders with respect to the control and conduct of the 
        carrier businesses coming within its the commissioner's 
        jurisdiction as the legislature itself might make but only as it 
        shall from time to time authorize authorized by law.  
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174A.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND POWERS.] (a) To the 
        extent allowed under federal law or regulation, the board 
        commissioner shall further hold hearings and issue orders in 
        cases brought before it by either the commissioner on the 
        commissioner's own motion or by a third party in the following 
        areas:  
           (a) (1) adequacy of services which that carriers are 
        providing to the public, including the continuation, termination 
        or modification of services and facilities.; 
           (b) The (2) reasonableness of tariffs of rates, fares, and 
        charges, or a part or classification thereof of a tariff; and 
           (3) issuing permits.  
           (b) For purposes of paragraph (a), clause (2), the board 
        commissioner may authorize common carriers by rail and 
        motor carrier carriers for hire to file tariffs of rates, fares, 
        and charges individually or by group.  Carriers participating in 
        group rate making have the free and unrestrained right to take 
        independent action either before or after a determination 
        arrived at through such that procedure.  
           (c) The issuing of franchises, permits, or certificates of 
        convenience and necessity.  
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174A.02, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [HEARINGS; NOTICE.] With respect to those matters 
        within its the commissioner's jurisdiction, the board 
        commissioner shall receive, hear, and determine all petitions 
        filed with it the commissioner in accordance with the procedures 
        established by law and may hold hearings and make determinations 
        upon its the commissioner's own motion to the same extent, and 
        in every instance, in which it the commissioner may do so upon 
        petition.  Upon receiving petitions filed pursuant to sections 
        221.121, subdivision 1, 221.151, 221.296, and 221.55, the board 
        commissioner shall give notice of the filing of the petition to 
        representatives of associations or other interested groups or 
        persons who have registered their names with the board 
        commissioner for that purpose and to whomever the board 
        commissioner deems to be interested in the petition.  The board 
        commissioner may grant or deny the request of the petition 30 
        days after notice of the filing has been fully given.  If 
        the board commissioner receives a written objection and notice 
        of intent to appear at a hearing to object to the petition from 
        any person within 20 days of the notice having been fully given, 
        the request of the petition shall must be granted or denied only 
        after a contested case hearing has been conducted on the 
        petition, unless the objection is withdrawn prior to before the 
        hearing.  The board commissioner may elect to hold a contested 
        case hearing if no objections to the petition are received.  If 
        a timely objection is not received, or if received and 
        withdrawn, and the request of the petition is denied without 
        hearing, the petitioner may request within 30 days of receiving 
        the notice of denial, and shall must be granted, a contested 
        case hearing on the petition. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174A.04, is 
        amended to read: 
           174A.04 [HEARINGS AND APPEALS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [HEARINGS.] All hearings related to common 
        carriers by rail or motor carriers and required to be conducted 
        by the commissioner of transportation regulation board shall 
        must be conducted pursuant to sections 14.001 to 14.69.  
           Subd. 2.  [APPEALS.] An appeal from an order of the 
        commissioner must be in accordance with chapter 14. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 174A.06, is 
        amended to read: 
           174A.06 [CONTINUATION OF RULES.] 
           (a) Orders and directives in force, issued, or promulgated 
        under authority of chapters 174A, 216A, 218, 219, 221, and 222 
        remain and continue in force and effect until repealed, 
        modified, or superseded by duly authorized orders or directives 
        of the commissioner of transportation.  To the extent allowed 
        under federal law or regulation, rules adopted under authority 
        of the following sections are transferred to the commissioner of 
        transportation and continue in force and effect until repealed, 
        modified, or superseded by duly authorized rules of the 
        commissioner:  
           (1) section 218.041 except rules related to the form and 
        manner of filing railroad rates, railroad accounting rules, and 
        safety rules; 
           (2) section 219.40; 
           (3) rules relating to rates or tariffs, or the granting, 
        limiting, or modifying of permits or certificates of convenience 
        and necessity under section 221.031, subdivision 1; 
           (4) rules relating to the sale, assignment, pledge, or 
        other transfer of a stock interest in a corporation holding 
        authority to operate as a permit carrier as prescribed in 
        section 221.151, subdivision 1, or a local cartage carrier under 
        section 221.296, subdivision 8; 
           (5) rules relating to rates, charges, and practices under 
        section 221.161, subdivision 4; and 
           (6) rules relating to rates, tariffs, or the granting, 
        limiting, or modifying of permits under sections 221.121, and 
        221.151, and 221.296.  
           (b) The commissioner shall review the transferred rules, 
        orders, and directives and, when appropriate, develop and adopt 
        new rules, orders, or directives. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 218.031, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [INFORMATION FURNISHED COMMISSIONER.] Every 
        common carrier shall furnish to the commissioner: 
           (1) all schedules of rates, fares and charges, every part 
        and classification thereof, together with minimum weights and 
        rules with respect thereto, and any and all amendments, 
        modifications or changes therein; 
           (2) all information duly required in blanks and forms 
        furnished by the commissioner; 
           (3) a copy of all annual reports and valuation data 
        furnished to the Interstate Commerce Commission not later than 
        June 30th, covering the preceding calendar year, together with 
        any additional information regarding valuation of its properties 
        requested by the commissioner; 
           (4) a report of accidents, wrecks, and casualties occurring 
        in this state in such a manner and form and at such the times 
        as prescribed by the commissioner.  All such reports 
        administered by the department of public safety shall must be 
        received and administered in accordance with the provisions of 
        section 169.09, subdivision 13.  All other reports shall be are 
        open to public inspection but shall are not be admissible in 
        evidence in any suit or action for damages growing out of such 
        accident, wreck, or casualty;. 
           (5) all tariff agreements or arrangements with other 
        carriers; 
           (6) all joint schedules of rates, fares or classifications. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 218.041, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [COMMISSIONER DUTIES UPON PETITION.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall, upon petition: 
           (1) at all points of intersection and crossings of 
        different railroads, or where two railroads are not more than 
        one-half mile apart, and at all terminals, prescribe ample 
        facilities by track connection, joint use of tracks, freight 
        platforms and depots, warehouses, docks over which general 
        merchandise is handled and forwarded, and other necessary 
        appliances and conveniences for the transfer, forwarding and 
        handling of general merchandise and parcel freight between such 
        railroads and between such railroads and such docks, warehouses 
        and vessels at such docks; 
           (2) determine the proportionate share of each company in 
        the cost of providing connecting and transfer facilities in the 
        event the companies fail to agree; 
           (3) direct construction, maintenance and operation at any 
        points prescribed by law of all side tracks and reasonable 
        facilities connecting any road with any grain warehouse or mill, 
        dock, wharf, coal yard, quarry, brick or lime kiln, sand or 
        gravel pit, crushed rock or concrete plant, or manufactory 
        adjacent thereto, and prescribe the terms therefor; 
           (4) prescribe reasonable rules for handling property, 
        passenger, baggage, express and mail, partly over privately 
        owned rights-of-way and partly over highways, so that reasonable 
        and adequate accommodations and service may be afforded; 
           (5) prescribe the extent to which any designated carrier, 
        upon its petition, may be relieved from the operation of the 
        principles established by section 218.021, subdivision 1, 
        clauses (5), (6) and (7); 
           (6), direct the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of 
        any inadequate or unsafe trackage, structure or facility. 
           (b) Upon receipt of a petition for action pursuant to this 
        subdivision the commissioner shall give notice to all persons 
        known to it the commissioner to have an interest in the matter 
        and publish notice of the petition in the State Register.  The 
        commissioner may grant the petition 30 days' after notice has 
        been fully made.  If the commissioner receives a written 
        objection to the petition from any person within 20 days after 
        the notice of filing has been fully made, the exemption shall 
        must be granted or denied only after a contested case hearing 
        has been held on the matter.  The commissioner may elect to hold 
        a contested case hearing if no objections to the petition or 
        application are received.  If a timely objection is not received 
        and the commissioner declines to act without a hearing, the 
        petitioner may request within 30 days of receiving a notice of 
        denial, and shall must be granted, a contested case hearing on 
        the application. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 218.041, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT DUTIES.] The 
        commissioner shall: 
           (1) investigate and determine whether any common carriers 
        are granting rebates or, in any other particular, failing to 
        comply with laws or with orders, rules, or directives of the 
        commissioner; and 
           (2) appear and press before the Interstate Commerce 
        Commission any petition, whether filed by a resident of the 
        state or otherwise, charging any common carrier doing business 
        in this state with any violation of the Interstate Commerce Act 
        of the United States, whenever the department deems the matter 
        to be one of public interest; 
           (3) institute and prosecute all actions and proceedings in 
        the appropriate courts for the enforcement of the provisions of 
        this chapter,; the orders, rules, and directives of the 
        commissioner issued thereunder under this chapter; and any 
        violations thereof.  
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 218.041, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [INVESTIGATIVE, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND RULEMAKING 
        POWERS.] In the exercise of powers granted in this chapter, the 
        commissioner may: 
           (1) subpoena books, papers, or accounts kept by any 
        regulated business within or without the state, or compel 
        production of verified copies; 
           (2) prepare all forms or blanks for the purpose of 
        obtaining information which that the commissioner may deem 
        necessary or useful for the proper exercise of the authority and 
        duties of the commissioner in connection with regulated 
        businesses, and prescribe the time and manner within which the 
        blanks and forms shall must be completed and filed; 
           (3) inspect, at all reasonable times, and copy the books, 
        records, memoranda, correspondence, or other documents and 
        records of any business under the commissioner's 
        jurisdiction; and 
           (4) examine, under oath, any officer, agent, or employee of 
        a business under the commissioner's jurisdiction concerning its 
        business and affairs; and 
           (5) prescribe rules, duly promulgated in accordance with 
        chapter 14, relating to rates, care in handling and other 
        livestock transportation matters any matter within the 
        commissioner's jurisdiction. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 219.074, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [CROSSING VACATION PROGRAM.] On or before July 1, 
        1992, and on or before July 1 of each of the next four years, 
        and as necessary afterward, the commissioner shall develop a 
        list of grade crossings proposed to be vacated.  The list must 
        be developed by applying the standards set forth in the rules 
        adopted under section 219.073.  Grade crossings that are part of 
        an abandonment, closing, or removal under section 219.741 may 
        not be included in the list.  The commissioner shall notify the 
        public officials having the necessary authority and the railway 
        companies operating the railroads of the proposed vacations.  
        Either affected party may request a hearing.  If requested, the 
        commissioner shall hold a contested case hearing applying in the 
        commissioner's determination the rules developed under section 
        219.073.  If after the hearing the commissioner determines that 
        the vacation is consistent with the standards adopted under 
        section 219.073, the commissioner may order the crossing 
        vacated.  If a request for a hearing on a particular crossing is 
        not received within 30 days of the publication in the State 
        Register, the commissioner shall order the crossing vacated. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 219.402, is 
        amended to read: 
           219.402 [ADEQUATE CROSSING PROTECTION.] 
           Crossing warning devices or improvements installed or 
        maintained under this chapter as approved by the commissioner or 
        any predecessor, whether by order or otherwise, are adequate and 
        appropriate warning for the crossing. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 222.632, is 
        amended to read: 
           222.632 [RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL.] 
           A railroad interest that is in bankruptcy proceedings may 
        not sell or offer for sale an interest in real property that is 
        within the right-of-way, a railroad interest that is abandoning 
        a railroad line may not sell or offer for sale an interest in 
        real property within the right-of-way to be abandoned, and a 
        nonrailroad lessor may not sell or offer for sale an interest in 
        real property within the right-of-way with respect to which it 
        is a nonrailroad lessor, unless it first extends a written offer 
        to sell that interest at a fair market value price to each 
        person who is a leaseholder with respect to the property.  
        Leaseholders must respond to the offer within 60 days of receipt 
        of the notice and the railroad interest must negotiate in good 
        faith with an interested leaseholder for a period of 90 days 
        following the leaseholder's response.  After the 90-day 
        negotiation period, either party may file a notice of dispute 
        with the commissioner of transportation under section 222.633.  
        The property may not be sold to a party other than the 
        leaseholder during the response and negotiation periods or while 
        a dispute is pending before the commissioner.  This section does 
        not apply to a sale of an entire operating railroad line by one 
        operating railroad to another for the purpose of operating a 
        railroad. 
           Sec. 28.  [TRANSFERRING CARRIER REGULATORY 
        RESPONSIBILITIES.] 
           (a) Responsibilities, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 15.039, subdivision 1, held by the transportation 
        regulation board including, but not limited to, responsibilities 
        relating to administration, regulation, recordkeeping, operating 
        authority, permitting, rate making, rulemaking, and enforcement 
        of transportation laws, rules, and regulations relating to motor 
        carriers and common carriers by rail under Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapters 218, 219, 221, and 222, are transferred to the 
        commissioner of the Minnesota department of transportation under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039. 
           (b) The legislative and quasi-judicial functions and powers 
        conferred on the board under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 174A, 
        are also transferred to the commissioner.  
           (c) The position of transportation regulation board member 
        and the transportation regulation board as previously 
        constituted are abolished.  
           Sec. 29.  [TRUNK HIGHWAYS DISCONTINUED; REPEALER, 
        CONTINGENT EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.115, subdivision 
        164, is repealed on the date the transfer of jurisdiction of 
        legislative route No. 233 is agreed to by the commissioner of 
        transportation and the county of Crow Wing and a copy of the 
        agreement, signed by the commissioner and the chair of the Crow 
        Wing county board, has been filed in the office of the 
        commissioner. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.115, subdivision 
        175, is repealed on the date the transfer of jurisdiction of 
        legislative route No. 244 is agreed to by the commissioner of 
        transportation and the counties of Ramsey and Washington and a 
        copy of each agreement, signed by the commissioner and the chair 
        of the Ramsey county board and the chair of the Washington 
        county board, as applicable, has been filed in the office of the 
        commissioner. 
           (c) Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.115, subdivision 
        236, is repealed on the date the transfer of jurisdiction of 
        legislative route No. 305 is agreed to by the commissioner of 
        transportation and the city of Brainerd and a copy of the 
        agreement, signed by the commissioner and the mayor of the city 
        of Brainerd, has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 
           (d) Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 161.115, subdivision 
        253, is repealed on the date the transfer of jurisdiction of 
        legislative route No. 322 is agreed to by the commissioner of 
        transportation and the city of Brainerd and a copy of the 
        agreement, signed by the commissioner and the mayor of the city 
        of Brainerd, has been filed in the office of the commissioner. 
           Sec. 30.  [INSTRUCTIONS TO REVISOR.] 
           (a) Except when used in the phrases to be changed by the 
        revisor under paragraph (b), the revisor of statutes is directed 
        to change the word "board" or "board's," or similar term or 
        phrase, when it refers to the transportation regulation board, 
        to the term "commissioner," "commissioner's," or "commissioner 
        of transportation," as appropriate, where it appears in: 
           (1) Minnesota Statutes, sections 174A.02, subdivision 3; 
        221.025; 221.101; 221.121, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 
        6a; 221.122, subdivisions 1 and 3; 221.123; 221.151; 221.161, 
        subdivisions 2, 3, and 4; 221.165; 221.171, subdivision 1; 
        221.185, subdivisions 2 and 3a; 221.221, subdivision 2; 221.291, 
        subdivision 5; 221.293; 221.296, subdivisions 3, 4, and 8; and 
        221.55; and 
           (2) Minnesota Rules, chapters 7800; 8900; 8910; and 8920. 
           (b) The revisor of statutes is directed to change the 
        phrases "board or commissioner," "commissioner or board," "board 
        or the commissioner," "commissioner or the board," "commissioner 
        and the board," "commissioner and board," "board and the 
        commissioner," "board and commissioner," "department and board," 
        "board or department," and "board and the department," when the 
        word "board" refers to the transportation regulation board, to 
        the term "commissioner," or "commissioner of transportation," as 
        appropriate, where it appears in: 
           (1) Minnesota Statutes, sections 221.011, subdivision 15; 
        221.031, subdivision 5; 221.121, subdivisions 1 and 5; 221.122, 
        subdivision 1; 221.151, subdivision 2; 221.221, subdivisions 1 
        and 3; 221.261; 221.271; 221.291, subdivisions 1 and 3; 221.293; 
        221.295; 221.296, subdivisions 3 and 4; and 221.68; and 
           (2) Minnesota Rules, chapter 8850. 
           (c) Except when amended accordingly in this act, the 
        revisor of statutes is directed to change the words 
        "transportation regulation board" to "commissioner of 
        transportation" wherever they appear in Minnesota Statutes and 
        Minnesota Rules. 
           (d) In Minnesota Statutes, the revisor of statutes shall 
        renumber sections 174A.02 as 174.64; 174A.04 as 174.65; and 
        174A.06 as 174.66. 
           (e) In Minnesota Rules, chapters 7800 and 8830, the revisor 
        of statutes shall change the term "commission" to "commissioner 
        of transportation" or "commissioner," as appropriate. 
           (f) The revisor of statutes shall change the description of 
        the route identified in section 2 in the next publication of 
        Minnesota Statutes unless the commissioner of transportation 
        informs the revisor that the conditions required to modify the 
        route were not satisfied. 
           (g) The revisor of statutes shall change the description of 
        each route identified in sections 3 and 4 in the next 
        publication of Minnesota Statutes unless the commissioner of 
        transportation informs the revisor that the conditions required 
        to modify a particular route were not satisfied. 
           (h) The revisor of statutes shall delete each route 
        identified in section 29 in the next publication of Minnesota 
        Statutes unless the commissioner of transportation informs the 
        revisor that the conditions required to transfer the routes were 
        not satisfied. 
           (i) The revisor of statutes shall make other changes in 
        chapter titles; section, subdivision, part, and subpart 
        headnotes; and in other terminology necessary as a result of the 
        enactment of this act. 
           Sec. 31.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 174A.01; 174A.02, 
        subdivision 5; 174A.03; 174A.05; 219.558; 219.559; 219.56; 
        219.681; 219.69; 219.691; 219.692; 219.695; 219.70; 219.71; 
        219.741; 219.743; 219.751; 219.755; 219.85; 219.88; 219.97, 
        subdivisions 6, 7, and 10; and 222.633, are repealed. 
           Presented to the governor May 25, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 29, 2001, 11:29 a.m.

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