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CHAPTER 117--H.F.No. 1444

An act

relating to government finance; appropriating money for transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities and programs; providing for fund transfers, tort claims, and contingent appropriations; modifying policy and tax provisions relating to transportation, transit, and public safety; making technical and clarifying changes;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.20, subdivision 3; 161.53; 163.051; 168A.01, subdivision 6a; 168A.29, subdivision 1; 169A.37, subdivision 1; 169A.51, subdivision 2; 169A.55, by adding a subdivision; 171.05, subdivision 2; 171.061, subdivision 4; 171.17, by adding a subdivision; 171.30, subdivisions 1, 2a, by adding a subdivision; 171.306, subdivisions 1, 4; 174.40, by adding a subdivision; 219.1651; 297A.815, subdivision 3; 297A.993, subdivisions 1, 2; 297B.01, subdivisions 14, 16; 297B.02, subdivision 3; 299E.01, subdivisions 2, 3; 299E.02; 398A.10, by adding a subdivision; 473.39, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1; 2013 S.F. No. 671, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, if enacted; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 161; 171; 174; 629; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.04, subdivision 6; 174.285, subdivision 8; Minnesota Rules, parts 7503.0300, subpart 1; 7503.0800, subpart 2.

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

ARTICLE 1

TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1.

SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.

The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made in this article.

2014 2015 Total
General $ 135,195,000 $ 103,795,000 $ 238,990,000
Airports 18,959,000 18,959,000 37,918,000
C.S.A.H. 594,883,000 607,505,000 1,202,388,000
M.S.A.S. 152,219,000 155,060,000 307,279,000
Special Revenue 49,775,000 50,709,000 100,484,000
H.U.T.D. 10,481,000 10,406,000 20,887,000
Trunk Highway 1,697,196,000 1,634,800,000 3,331,996,000
Total $ 2,658,708,000 $ 2,581,234,000 $ 5,239,942,000

Sec. 2.

TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS.

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. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2014 2015

Sec. 3.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 2,393,778,000 $ 2,346,289,000
Appropriations by Fund
2014 2015
General 18,014,000 17,533,000
Airports 18,959,000 18,959,000
C.S.A.H. 594,883,000 607,505,000
M.S.A.S 152,219,000 155,060,000
H.U.T.D. 75,000 -0-
Trunk Highway 1,609,628,000 1,547,232,000

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

Subd. 2.

Multimodal Systems

(a) Aeronautics

(1) Airport Development and Assistance 13,648,000 13,648,000

This appropriation is from the state airports fund and must be spent according to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305, subdivision 4.

The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is $14,298,000 for each year.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is available for five years after appropriation. If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it.

(2) Aviation Support and Services 6,386,000 6,386,000
Appropriations by Fund
Airports 5,286,000 5,286,000
Trunk Highway 1,100,000 1,100,000

$65,000 in each year is from the state airports fund for the Civil Air Patrol.

(b) Transit 17,226,000 17,245,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 16,451,000 16,470,000
Trunk Highway 775,000 775,000

$100,000 in each year is from the general fund for the administrative expenses of the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.

$78,000 in each year is from the general fund for grants to greater Minnesota transit providers as reimbursement for the costs of providing fixed route public transit rides free of charge under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 7, for veterans certified as disabled.

(c) Passenger Rail 500,000 500,000

This appropriation is from the general fund for passenger rail system planning, alternatives analysis, environmental analysis, design, and preliminary engineering under Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to 174.636.

(d) Freight 5,653,000 5,153,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 756,000 256,000
Trunk Highway 4,897,000 4,897,000

$500,000 in the first year is from the general fund to pay for the department's share of costs associated with the cleanup of contaminated state rail bank property. This appropriation is available until expended.

(e) Safe Routes to School 250,000 250,000

This appropriation is from the general fund for non-infrastructure activities in the safe routes to school program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.40, subdivision 7a.

Subd. 3.

State Roads

(a) Operations and Maintenance 262,395,000 262,395,000
(b) Program Planning and Delivery 206,795,000 206,720,000
Appropriations by Fund
2014 2015
H.U.T.D. 75,000 0
Trunk Highway 206,720,000 206,720,000

$250,000 in each year is for the department's administrative costs for creation and operation of the Joint Program Office for Economic Development and Alternative Finance, including costs of hiring a consultant and preparing required reports.

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

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

$75,000 in each year is available for a transportation research contingent account to finance research projects that are reimbursable from the federal government or from other sources. If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it.

$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: (1) to regional development commissions; (2) 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 (3) in regions where no regional development commission or joint powers board is functioning, to the department's district office for that region.

$75,000 in the first year is from the highway user tax distribution fund to the commissioner for a grant to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota for WorkPlace Telework program congestion relief efforts consisting of maintenance of Web site tools and content. This is a onetime appropriation and is available in the second year.

(c) State Road Construction Activity
(1) Economic Recovery Funds - Federal Highway Aid 1,000,000 1,000,000

This appropriation is to complete projects using funds made available to the commissioner of transportation under title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, and implemented under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.36, subdivision 7. The base appropriation is $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $0 in fiscal year 2017.

(2) State Road Construction 909,400,000 815,600,000

It is estimated that these appropriations will be funded as follows:

Appropriations by Fund
Federal Highway Aid 489,200,000 482,200,000
Highway User Taxes 420,200,000 333,400,000

The commissioner of transportation shall notify the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance of any significant events that should cause these estimates to change.

This appropriation is for the actual construction, reconstruction, and improvement of trunk highways, including design-build contracts and consultant usage to support these activities. This includes the cost of actual payment to landowners for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way, payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and relocation expenses.

The base appropriation for state road construction for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is $645,000,000 in each year.

$10,000,000 in each year is for the transportation economic development program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.12.

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

The commissioner may transfer up to $15,000,000 each year to the transportation revolving loan fund.

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

(d) Highway Debt Service 158,417,000 189,821,000

$148,917,000 in the first year and $180,321,000 in the second year are for transfer to the state bond fund. If an appropriation is insufficient to make all transfers required in the year for which it is made, the commissioner of management and budget shall notify the senate Committee on Finance and the house of representatives Committee on Ways and Means of the amount of the deficiency and shall then transfer that amount under the statutory open appropriation. Any excess appropriation cancels to the trunk highway fund.

(e) Electronic Communications 5,171,000 5,171,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 3,000 3,000
Trunk Highway 5,168,000 5,168,000

The general fund appropriation is to equip and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.

Subd. 4.

Local Roads

(a) County State-Aid Roads 594,883,000 607,505,000

This appropriation is from the county state-aid highway fund under Minnesota Statutes, sections 161.082 to 161.085, and chapter 162, and is available until spent.

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 subdivision, 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 shall notify the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance concerning funds appropriated.

(b) Municipal State-Aid Roads 152,219,000 155,060,000

This appropriation is from the municipal state-aid street fund for the purposes under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 162, and is available until spent.

If the commissioner of transportation determines that a balance remains in the municipal state-aid street fund following the appropriations made in this subdivision, 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 shall notify the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance concerning funds appropriated.

Subd. 5.

Agency Management

(a) Agency Services 41,997,000 41,997,000
Appropriations by Fund
Airports 25,000 25,000
Trunk Highway 41,972,000 41,972,000
(b) Buildings 17,838,000 17,838,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 54,000 54,000
Trunk Highway 17,784,000 17,784,000

If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it.

Subd. 6.

Transfers

(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. No transfer may be made from the appropriations for state road construction or for debt service. Transfers under this paragraph may not be made between funds. Transfers under this paragraph must be reported immediately to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance.

(b) The commissioner shall transfer from the flexible highway account in the county state-aid highway fund: (1) $5,700,000 in the first year to the trunk highway fund; (2) $13,000,000 in the first year to the municipal turnback account in the municipal state-aid street fund; (3) $10,000,000 in the second year to the municipal turnback account in the municipal state-aid street fund; and (4) the remainder in each year to the county turnback account in the county state-aid highway fund. The funds transferred are for highway turnback purposes as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.081, subdivision 3.

Subd. 7.

Previous State Road Construction Appropriations

Any money appropriated to the commissioner of transportation for state road construction for any fiscal year before the first year is available to the commissioner during the biennium to the extent that the commissioner spends the money on the state road construction project for which the money was originally encumbered during the fiscal year for which it was appropriated. The commissioner of transportation shall report to the commissioner of management and budget by August 1, 2013, and August 1, 2014, on a form the commissioner of management and budget provides, on expenditures made during the previous fiscal year that are authorized by this subdivision.

Subd. 8.

Contingent Appropriation

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.

Sec. 4.

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

$ 107,889,000 $ 76,970,000

This appropriation is from the general fund for transit system operations under Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.

The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is $76,686,000 in each year.

$37,000,000 in the first year is for the Southwest Corridor light rail transit line from the Hiawatha light rail transit line in downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, to be used for environmental studies, preliminary engineering, acquisition of real property, or interests in real property, and design. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.

Sec. 5.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 156,441,000 $ 157,375,000
Appropriations by Fund
2014 2015
General 9,292,000 9,292,000
Special Revenue 49,775,000 50,709,000
H.U.T.D. 10,406,000 10,406,000
Trunk Highway 86,968,000 86,968,000

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

Subd. 2.

Administration and Related Services

(a) Office of Communications 504,000 504,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 111,000 111,000
Trunk Highway 393,000 393,000
(b) Public Safety Support 8,439,000 8,439,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 3,467,000 3,467,000
H.U.T.D. 1,366,000 1,366,000
Trunk Highway 3,606,000 3,606,000

$380,000 in each year 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.

$1,367,000 in each year is from the general fund to be deposited in the public safety officer's benefit account. This money is available for reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465.

$600,000 in each year is from the general fund and $100,000 in each year is from the trunk highway fund for soft body armor reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.38.

$792,000 in each year is from the general fund for transfer by the commissioner of management and budget to the trunk highway fund on December 31, 2013, and December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse the trunk highway fund for expenses not related to the fund. These represent amounts appropriated out of the trunk highway fund for general fund purposes in the administration and related services program.

$610,000 in each year is from the highway user tax distribution fund for transfer by the commissioner of management and budget to the trunk highway fund on December 31, 2013, and December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse the trunk highway fund for expenses not related to the fund. These represent amounts appropriated out of the trunk highway fund for highway user tax distribution fund purposes in the administration and related services program.

$716,000 in each year is from the highway user tax distribution fund for transfer by the commissioner of management and budget to the general fund on December 31, 2013, and December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse the general fund for expenses not related to the fund. These represent amounts appropriated out of the general fund for operation of the criminal justice data network related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.

Before January 15, 2015, the commissioner of public safety shall review the amounts and purposes of the transfers under this paragraph and shall recommend necessary changes to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation finance.

(c) Technology and Support Service 3,685,000 3,685,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 1,322,000 1,322,000
H.U.T.D. 19,000 19,000
Trunk Highway 2,344,000 2,344,000

Subd. 3.

State Patrol

(a) Patrolling Highways 72,522,000 72,522,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 37,000 37,000
H.U.T.D. 92,000 92,000
Trunk Highway 72,393,000 72,393,000
(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement 7,796,000 7,796,000
(c) Capitol Security 4,355,000 4,355,000

This appropriation is from the general fund.

$1,250,000 in each year is to implement the recommendations of the advisory committee on Capitol Area Security under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.04, including the creation of an emergency manager position under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.01, subdivision 2, and an increase in the number of State Patrol troopers and other security officers assigned to the Capitol complex.

The commissioner may not: (1) spend any money from the trunk highway fund for capitol security; or (2) permanently transfer any state trooper from the patrolling highways activity to capitol security.

The commissioner may not transfer any money appropriated to the commissioner under this section: (1) to capitol security; or (2) from capitol security.

(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit 693,000 693,000

This appropriation is from the highway user tax distribution fund.

This appropriation is to investigate: (1) registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax liabilities from individuals and businesses that currently do not pay all taxes owed; and (2) illegal or improper activity related to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of motor vehicles.

Subd. 4.

Driver and Vehicle Services

(a) Vehicle Services 27,909,000 28,430,000
Appropriations by Fund
Special Revenue 19,673,000 19,771,000
H.U.T.D. 8,236,000 8,236,000

The special revenue fund appropriation is from the vehicle services operating account.

$650,000 in each year is from the special revenue fund for seven additional positions to enhance customer service related to vehicle title issuance.

$521,000 in the second year is from the special revenue fund for the vehicle services portion of a new telephone system and is for transfer to the Office of Enterprise Technology for construction and development of the system. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.

The base appropriation from the special revenue fund is $27,909,000 for fiscal year 2016 and $27,909,000 for fiscal year 2017.

(b) Driver Services 28,749,000 29,162,000
Appropriations by Fund
Special Revenue 28,748,000 29,161,000
Trunk Highway 1,000 1,000

The special revenue fund appropriation is from the driver services operating account.

$71,000 in the second year is from the special revenue fund for one additional position related to facial recognition.

$279,000 in the second year is from the special revenue fund for the driver services portion of a new telephone system and is for transfer to the Office of Enterprise Technology for construction and development of the system. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.

$37,000 in the first year and $33,000 in the second year are from the special revenue fund for one half-time position to assist with the Novice Driver Improvement Task Force under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.0701, subdivision 1a. The base appropriation for this position is $6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $0 in fiscal year 2017.

$67,000 in the second year is from the special revenue fund for one new position to administer changes to the ignition interlock program. The base appropriation for this position in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is $62,000 in each year.

The base appropriation from the special revenue fund is $28,851,000 for fiscal year 2016 and $28,845,000 for fiscal year 2017.

Subd. 5.

Traffic Safety

435,000 435,000

The commissioner of public safety shall spend 50 percent of the money available to the state under United States Code, title 23, section 164, and the remaining 50 percent must be transferred to the commissioner of transportation for hazard elimination activities under United States Code, title 23, section 152.

Subd. 6.

Pipeline Safety

1,354,000 1,354,000

This appropriation is from the pipeline safety account in the special revenue fund.

Sec. 6.

TORT CLAIMS

$ 600,000 $ 600,000

This appropriation is to the commissioner of management and budget.

If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it.

Sec. 7.

REAUTHORIZATION; 2008 BOND SALE EXPENSES FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY BONDS.

$1,414,600 of the amount appropriated in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section 6, for trunk highway bond sale expenses, which was reported to the legislature according to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, subdivision 1, is reauthorized and does not cancel under the terms of that subdivision. This appropriation for the bond sale expenses and the bond sale authorization in Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section 7, subdivision 1, as amended, are available until December 31, 2019.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

ARTICLE 2

BONDING

Section 1.

BOND APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated, 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.

SUMMARY
Department of Transportation $ 300,000,000
Department of Management and Budget 300,000
TOTAL $ 300,300,000
APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 2.

CORRIDORS OF COMMERCE

300,000,000

(a) This appropriation is to the commissioner of transportation for the corridors of commerce program under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088.

(b) The appropriation in this section is for the actual construction, reconstruction, and improvement of trunk highways, including design-build contracts and consultant usage to support these activities. This includes the cost of actual payments to landowners for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way, payments to lessees, interest subsidies, and relocation expenses.

(c) The commissioner may use up to 17 percent for program delivery.

Sec. 3.

BOND SALE EXPENSES

$ 300,000

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.

Sec. 4.

BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.

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 $300,300,000 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.

Sec. 5.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This article is effective July 1, 2014.

ARTICLE 3

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

Section 1.

[161.088] CORRIDORS OF COMMERCE PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given:

(1) "beyond the project limits" means any point that is located:

(i) outside of the project limits;

(ii) along the same trunk highway; and

(iii) within the same region of the state;

(2) "city" means a statutory or home rule charter city;

(3) "program" means the corridors of commerce program established in this section; and

(4) "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.

Subd. 2.

Program authority, funding.

(a) As provided in this section, the commissioner shall 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 shall include in the program the cost participation policy for local units of government.

Subd. 3.

Project classification.

The commissioner shall determine whether each candidate project can be classified into at least one of the following classifications:

(1) capacity development, for a project on a segment of a trunk highway where the segment:

(i) is not a divided highway, and that highway is an expressway or freeway beyond the project limits;

(ii) contains a highway terminus that lacks an intersection or interchange with another trunk highway;

(iii) contains fewer lanes of travel compared to that highway beyond the project limits; or

(iv) contains a location that is proposed as a new interchange or to be reconstructed from an intersection to an interchange; or

(2) freight improvement, for an asset preservation or replacement project that can result in:

(i) removing or reducing barriers to commerce;

(ii) easing or preserving freight movement;

(iii) supporting emerging industries; or

(iv) providing connections between the trunk highway system and other transportation modes for the movement of freight.

Subd. 4.

Project eligibility.

(a) The commissioner shall establish eligibility requirements for projects that can be funded under the program. Eligibility must include:

(1) consistency with the statewide multimodal transportation plan under section 174.03;

(2) location of the project on an interregional corridor, for a project located outside of the Department of Transportation metropolitan district;

(3) placement into at least one project classification under subdivision 3;

(4) a maximum length of time, as determined by the commissioner, until commencement of construction work on the project; and

(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 data.

(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 capital investment plan under section 174.03.

Subd. 5.

Project selection process; criteria.

(a) The commissioner shall establish a process for identification, evaluation, and selection of projects under the program.

(b) As part of the project selection process, the commissioner shall annually accept recommendations on candidate projects from area transportation partnerships and other interested stakeholders in each Department of Transportation district. For each candidate project identified under this paragraph, the commissioner shall determine eligibility, classify, and if appropriate, evaluate the project for the program.

(c) Project evaluation and prioritization must be performed on the basis of objective criteria, which must include:

(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; and

(7) support and consensus for the project among members of the surrounding community.

(d) 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.

Subd. 6.

Funding allocations; operations and maintenance.

In identifying the amount of funding allocated to a project under the program, the commissioner may include allocations of funds for operations and maintenance resulting from that project, that are assigned in future years following completion of the project, subject to available funds for the program in those years from eligible sources.

Subd. 7.

Legislative report, evaluation.

(a) Starting in 2014, annually by November 1, the commissioner shall electronically submit a report on the corridors of commerce program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must include:

(1) a summary of the program, including a review of the project selection process, eligibility and criteria, funds expended in the previous selection cycle, and total funds expended since program inception;

(2) a listing of projects funded under the program in the previous selection cycle, including:

(i) project classification;

(ii) a breakdown of project costs and funding sources;

(iii) any future operating costs assigned under subdivision 6; and

(iv) a brief description that is comprehensible to a lay audience;

(3) a listing of candidate project recommendations required under subdivision 5, paragraph (b), including project classification and disposition in the selection process; and

(4) any recommendations for changes to statutory requirements of the program.

(b) Starting in 2016, and in every even-numbered year thereafter, the commissioner shall incorporate into the report the results of an independent evaluation of impacts and effectiveness of the program. The evaluation must be performed by agency staff or a consultant. The individual or individuals performing the evaluation must have experience in program evaluation, but must not be regularly involved in the program's implementation.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.20, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Trunk highway fund appropriations.

The commissioner may expend trunk highway funds only for trunk highway purposes. Payment of expenses related to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory, Explore Minnesota Tourism kiosks, Minnesota Safety Council, tort claims, driver education programs, Emergency Medical Services Board, Mississippi River Parkway Commission, payments to MN.IT Services in excess of actual costs incurred for trunk highway purposes, and personnel costs incurred on behalf of the Governor's Office do not further a highway purpose and do not aid in the construction, improvement, or maintenance of the highway system.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 percent, but not exceeding $1,200,000 $2,000,000 in any fiscal year, 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. By June 30, 2018, the center shall conduct research on transportation policy and economic competitiveness, including, but not limited to, innovative transportation finance options and economic development, transportation impacts of industry clusters and freight, and transportation technology impacts on economic competitiveness.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 163.051, is amended to read:

163.051 METROPOLITAN COUNTY WHEELAGE TAX.

Subdivision 1.

Tax authorized.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) (c), the board of commissioners of each metropolitan county is authorized to levy by resolution a wheelage tax of $5 for the year 1972 and each subsequent year thereafter by resolution 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, and. 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:

(1) from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2017, $10 per year for each county that authorizes the tax; and

(2) on and after January 1, 2018, 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; and

(3) electric-assisted bicycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 27; and

(4) (3) motorized foot scooters, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 46.

(d) For any county that authorized the tax prior to the effective date of this section, the wheelage tax continues at the rate provided under paragraph (b).

Subd. 2.

Collection by registrar of motor vehicles.

The wheelage tax levied by any metropolitan county, if made collectible by the state registrar of motor vehicles, shall be certified by the county auditor to the registrar not later than August 1 in the year before the calendar year or years for which the tax is levied, and the registrar shall collect such tax with the motor vehicle taxes on the affected vehicles for such year or years. Every owner and every operator of such a motor vehicle shall furnish to the registrar all information requested by the registrar. No state motor vehicle tax on any such motor vehicle for any such year shall be received or deemed paid unless the applicable wheelage tax is paid therewith. The proceeds of the wheelage tax levied by any metropolitan county, less any amount retained by the registrar to pay costs of collection of the wheelage tax, shall be paid to the commissioner of management and budget and deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the county wheelage tax fund of each metropolitan county.

Subd. 2a.

Tax proceeds deposited; costs of collection; appropriation.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the state registrar of motor vehicles shall deposit the proceeds of the wheelage tax imposed by subdivision 2, to the credit of the county wheelage tax fund account of each metropolitan county. The amount necessary to pay the costs of collection of said tax is appropriated from the county wheelage tax fund account of each metropolitan county to the state registrar of motor vehicles.

Subd. 3.

Distribution to metropolitan county; appropriation.

On or before April 1 in 1972 and each subsequent year, the commissioner of management and budget On a monthly basis, the registrar of motor vehicles shall issue a warrant in favor of the treasurer of each metropolitan county for which the registrar has collected a wheelage tax in the amount of such tax then on hand in the county wheelage tax fund account. There is hereby appropriated from the county wheelage tax fund account each year, to each metropolitan county entitled to payments authorized by this section, sufficient moneys to make such payments.

Subd. 4.

Use of tax.

The treasurer of each metropolitan county receiving moneys payments under subdivision 3 shall deposit such moneys payments in the county road and bridge fund. The moneys shall be used for purposes authorized by law which are highway purposes within the meaning of the Minnesota Constitution, article 14.

Subd. 6.

Metropolitan county defined.

"Metropolitan county" means any of the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Subd. 7.

Offenses; penalties; application of other laws.

(a) Any owner or operator of a motor vehicle who shall willfully give gives any false information relative to the tax herein authorized by this section to the registrar of motor vehicles or any metropolitan county, or who shall willfully fail or refuse fails or refuses to furnish any such information, shall be is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) Except as otherwise herein provided in this section, the collection and payment of a wheelage tax and all matters relating thereto shall be are subject to all provisions of law relating to collection and payment of motor vehicle taxes so far as applicable.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to a registration period under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168, starting on or after January 1, 2014.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.01, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:

Subd. 6a.

High-value vehicle.

"High-value vehicle" means a vehicle that had an actual cash value in excess of $5,000 $9,000 before being damaged, or a vehicle with a manufacturer's rating of over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight that is not a late-model vehicle.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Amounts.

(a) The department must be paid the following fees:

(1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title, the sum of:

(i) until December 31, 2016, $6.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;, and from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account; and

(ii) on and after January 1, 2017, $8.25 of which $4.15 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account;

(2) for each security interest when first noted upon a certificate of title, including the concurrent notation of any assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction, the sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest filed by a public authority under section 168A.05, subdivision 8;

(3) until December 31, 2016, for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the issuance of a new certificate of title, the sum of $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;, and from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;

(4) for each assignment of a security interest when first noted on a certificate of title, unless noted concurrently with the security interest, the sum of $1; and

(5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum of $7.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account; from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account.

(b) After June 30, 1994, In addition to each of the fees the fee required under paragraph (a), clauses clause (1) and (3), the department must be paid $3.50. The additional $3.50 fee collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the special revenue fund and credited to the public safety motor vehicle account established in section 299A.70.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Crime described.

It is a crime for a person:

(1) to fail to comply with an impoundment order under section 169A.60 (administrative plate impoundment);

(2) to file a false statement under section 169A.60, subdivision 7, 8, or 14;

(3) to operate a self-propelled motor vehicle on a street or highway when the vehicle is subject to an impoundment order issued under section 169A.60, unless specially coded plates have been issued for the vehicle pursuant to section 169A.60, subdivision 13;

(4) to fail to notify the commissioner of the impoundment order when requesting new plates;

(5) who is subject to a plate impoundment order under section 169A.60, to drive, operate, or be in control of any motor vehicle during the impoundment period, unless the vehicle is employer-owned and is not required to be equipped with an ignition interlock device pursuant to section 70 of 2013 S.F. No. 1270, if enacted, or section 171.306, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), or has specially coded plates issued pursuant to section 169A.60, subdivision 13, and the person is validly licensed to drive; or

(6) who is the transferee of a motor vehicle and who has signed a sworn statement under section 169A.60, subdivision 14, to allow the previously registered owner to drive, operate, or be in control of the vehicle during the impoundment period.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.51, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Implied consent advisory.

(a) Subject to paragraph (b), at the time a test is requested, the person must be informed:

(1) that Minnesota law requires the person to take a test:

(i) to determine if the person is under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or hazardous substances;

(ii) to determine the presence of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II or metabolite, other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols; and

(iii) if the motor vehicle was a commercial motor vehicle, to determine the presence of alcohol;

(2) that refusal to take a test is a crime;

(3) if the peace officer has probable cause to believe the person has violated the criminal vehicular homicide and injury laws, that a test will be taken with or without the person's consent; and

(4) that the person has the right to consult with an attorney, but that this right is limited to the extent that it cannot unreasonably delay administration of the test.

(b) A peace officer who is not pursuing an implied consent revocation is not required to give the advisory described in paragraph (a) to a person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has violated section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6) (criminal vehicular operation DWI-related provisions).

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169A.55, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 5.

Reinstatement of driving privileges; certain criminal vehicular operation offenses.

A person whose driver's license has been revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1) (revocation, criminal vehicular operation), or suspended under section 171.187 (suspension, criminal vehicular operation), for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4) (criminal vehicular operation alcohol-related provisions), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm, shall not be eligible for reinstatement of driving privileges until the person has submitted to the commissioner verification of the use of ignition interlock for the applicable time period specified in those sections. To be eligible for reinstatement under this subdivision, a person shall utilize an ignition interlock device that meets the performance standards and certification requirements under subdivision 4, paragraph (c).

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Person less than 18 years of age.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision in subdivision 1 to the contrary, the department 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, or is enrolled in either:

(i) a public, private, or commercial driver education program that is approved by the commissioner of public safety and that includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training; or

(ii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education program when the student is receiving full-time instruction in a home school within the meaning of sections 120A.22 and 120A.24, the student is working toward a homeschool diploma, the student is taking home-classroom driver training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner of public safety, and the student's parent has certified the student's homeschool and home-classroom driver training status on the form approved by the commissioner;

(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;

(3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight;

(4) has passed a department-administered test of the applicant's knowledge of traffic laws;

(5) has completed the required application, which must be approved by (i) either parent when both reside in the same household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (ii) the parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event there is no court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or spouse of the parent with whom the minor is living or, if items (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody of the minor, (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

(6) has paid the fee all fees required in section 171.06, subdivision 2.

(b) For the purposes of determining compliance with the certification of paragraph (a), clause (1), item (ii), the commissioner may request verification of a student's homeschool status from the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides and the superintendent shall provide that verification.

(c) 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.

(d) The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. The rules adopted under this section are exempt from the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14. The rules are subject to section 14.386, except that section 14.386, paragraph (b), does not apply.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Paragraph (a) is effective June 1, 2014. Paragraph (d) is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Fee; equipment.

(a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee of $5 $8 for each application. Except as provided in paragraph (c), the fee shall cover all expenses involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the department the applications and fees required under sections 171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and 171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a.

(b) 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 shall 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 shall maintain the photo identification equipment for all agents 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, 2000. All photo identification 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 shall retain the filing fee in lieu of county employment or salary and is considered an independent contractor for pension purposes, coverage under the Minnesota State Retirement System, or membership in the Public Employees Retirement Association.

(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).

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective January 1, 2014.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.17, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 4.

Criminal vehicular operation; revocation periods.

(a) As used in this subdivision, "qualified prior impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section 169A.03, subdivision 22.

(b) Upon receiving a record of a conviction for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6), the commissioner shall revoke the driver's license or driving privileges of a person as follows:

(1) not less than ten years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death to another and the person has two or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents within the past ten years or three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents, and with denial under section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (10), until rehabilitation is established according to standards established by the commissioner;

(2) not less than eight years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death to another and the person has a qualified prior impaired driving incident within the past ten years;

(3) not less than six years if the violation resulted in great bodily harm or death to another;

(4) not less than six years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial bodily harm to another and the person has two or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents within the past ten years or three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents, and with denial under section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (10), until rehabilitation is established according to standards established by the commissioner;

(5) not less than four years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial bodily harm to another and the person has a qualified prior impaired driving incident within the past ten years; or

(6) not less than two years if the violation resulted in bodily harm or substantial bodily harm to another.

(c) Section 169A.09 applies when determining the number of qualified prior impaired driving incidents under this subdivision.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 13.

[171.187] SUSPENSION; CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION AND MANSLAUGHTER.

Subdivision 1.

Suspension required.

The commissioner shall suspend the driver's license of a person:

(1) for whom a peace officer has made the certification described in section 629.344 that probable cause exists to believe that the person violated section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6); or

(2) who has been formally charged with a violation of section 609.20, 609.205, or 609.21, resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.

Subd. 2.

Suspension period.

A suspension under this section continues until:

(1) the conviction, acquittal, or dismissal of the underlying crime that resulted in the suspension; or

(2) the commissioner, acting under subdivision 4, orders the termination of the suspension.

Subd. 3.

Credit.

If a person whose driver's license was suspended under subdivision 1 is later convicted of the underlying offense that resulted in the suspension and the commissioner revokes the person's license, the commissioner shall credit the time accrued under the suspension period toward the revocation period imposed under section 171.17, subdivision 4, or for violations of section 609.20, 609.205, or 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (1), (7), or (8).

Subd. 4.

Administrative review of license suspension.

(a) At any time during which a person's driver's license is suspended under this section, the person may request in writing a review of the suspension by the commissioner. Upon receiving a request, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall review the order of suspension, the evidence upon which the order was based, and any other material information brought to the attention of the commissioner, and determine whether sufficient cause exists to sustain the order. Within 15 days of receiving the request, the commissioner shall report in writing the results of the review. The review provided in this subdivision is not subject to the contested case provisions in chapter 14.

(b) In addition to any other reason provided for in this subdivision, a person may request a review of the suspension by the commissioner if the suspension has been in place for at least three months and the person has not been indicted or formally charged with the underlying crime that resulted in the license suspension.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Conditions of issuance.

(a) The commissioner may issue a limited license to the driver under the conditions in paragraph (b) in any case where a person's license has been:

(1) suspended under section 171.18, 171.173, or 171.186, or 171.187;

(2) revoked, canceled, or denied under section:

(i) 169.792;

(ii) 169.797;

(iii) 169A.52:

(A) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2);

(B) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section 171.306;

(C) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), if the test results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit;

(D) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section 171.306;

(iv) 171.17; or

(v) 171.172; or

(3) revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.54:

(i) subdivision 1, clause (1), if the test results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit;

(ii) subdivision 1, clause (2);

(iii) subdivision 1, clause (5), (6), or (7), if in compliance with section 171.306; or

(iv) subdivision 2, if the person does not have a qualified prior impaired driving incident as defined in section 169A.03, subdivision 22, on the person's record, and the test results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit.

(b) The following conditions for a limited license under paragraph (a) include:

(1) if the driver's livelihood or attendance at a chemical dependency treatment or counseling program depends upon the use of the driver's license;

(2) if the use of a driver's license by a homemaker is necessary to prevent the substantial disruption of the education, medical, or nutritional needs of the family of the homemaker; or

(3) if attendance at a postsecondary institution of education by an enrolled student of that institution depends upon the use of the driver's license.

(c) The commissioner in issuing a limited license may impose such conditions and limitations as in the commissioner's judgment are necessary to the interests of the public safety and welfare including reexamination as to the driver's qualifications. The license may be limited to the operation of particular vehicles, to particular classes and times of operation, and to particular conditions of traffic. The commissioner may require that an applicant for a limited license affirmatively demonstrate that use of public transportation or carpooling as an alternative to a limited license would be a significant hardship.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision:

(1) "homemaker" refers to the person primarily performing the domestic tasks in a household of residents consisting of at least the person and the person's dependent child or other dependents; and

(2) "twice the legal limit" means an alcohol concentration of two times the limit specified in section 169A.20, subdivision 1, clause (5).

(e) The limited license issued by the commissioner shall clearly indicate the limitations imposed and the driver operating under the limited license shall have the license in possession at all times when operating as a driver.

(f) In determining whether to issue a limited license, the commissioner shall consider the number and the seriousness of prior convictions and the entire driving record of the driver and shall consider the number of miles driven by the driver annually.

(g) 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 limited 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 of public safety. The commissioner of public safety may require the insurance identification card provided to satisfy this subdivision be certified by the insurance company to be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.

(h) The limited license issued by the commissioner to a person under section 171.186, subdivision 4, must expire 90 days after the date it is issued. The commissioner must not issue a limited license to a person who previously has been issued a limited license under section 171.186, subdivision 4.

(i) The commissioner shall not issue a limited driver's license to any person described in section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (6), (7), (8), (11), or (14).

(j) The commissioner shall not issue a class A, class B, or class C limited license.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:

Subd. 2a.

Other waiting periods.

Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a limited license shall not be issued for a period of:

(1) 15 days, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended for a first violation of section 169A.20, sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, or a statute or ordinance from another state in conformity with either of those sections; or

(2) one year, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended for committing manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle, committing criminal vehicular homicide or injury under section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (1), (2), item (ii), (5), (6), (7), or (8), committing criminal vehicular homicide under section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), or violating a statute or ordinance from another state in conformity with either of those offenses.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.30, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 5.

Exception; criminal vehicular operation.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the commissioner may not issue a limited license to a person whose driver's license has been suspended or revoked due to a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.306, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) As used in this section, the terms in this subdivision have the meanings given them.

(b) "Ignition interlock device" or "device" means equipment that is designed to measure breath alcohol concentration and to prevent a motor vehicle's ignition from being started by a person whose breath alcohol concentration measures 0.02 or higher on the equipment.

(c) "Program participant" means a person who has qualified to take part in the ignition interlock program under this section, and whose driver's license has been:

(1) revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.52, 169A.54, or 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (10), and who has qualified to take part in the ignition interlock program under this section; or

(2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or suspended under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm.

(d) "Qualified prior impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section 169A.03, subdivision 22.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.306, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Issuance of restricted license.

(a) The commissioner shall issue a class D driver's license, subject to the applicable limitations and restrictions of this section, to a program participant who meets the requirements of this section and the program guidelines. The commissioner shall not issue a license unless the program participant has provided satisfactory proof that:

(1) a certified ignition interlock device has been installed on the participant's motor vehicle at an installation service center designated by the device's manufacturer; and

(2) the participant has insurance coverage on the vehicle equipped with the ignition interlock device. The commissioner shall require the participant to present an insurance identification card, policy, or written statement as proof of insurance coverage, and may require the insurance identification card provided be certified by the insurance company to be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.

(b) A license issued under authority of this section must contain a restriction prohibiting the program participant from driving, operating, or being in physical control of any motor vehicle not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device certified by the commissioner. A participant may drive an employer-owned vehicle not equipped with an interlock device while in the normal course and scope of employment duties pursuant to the program guidelines established by the commissioner and with the employer's written consent.

(c) A program participant whose driver's license has been: (1) revoked under section 169A.52, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or section 169A.54, subdivision 1, clause (1), (2), (3), or (4),; or (2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or suspended under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm; may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction.

(d) A program participant whose driver's license has been revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.52, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or section 169A.54, subdivision 1, clause (5), (6), or (7), may apply for a limited license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction, if the program participant is enrolled in a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program as recommended in a chemical use assessment, and if the participant meets the other applicable requirements of section 171.30. After completing a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program and one year of limited license use without violating the ignition interlock restriction, the conditions of limited license use, or program guidelines, the participant may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction. If the program participant's ignition interlock device subsequently registers a positive breath alcohol concentration of 0.02 or higher, the commissioner shall cancel the driver's license, and the program participant may apply for another limited license according to this paragraph.

(e) Notwithstanding any statute or rule to the contrary, the commissioner has authority to determine when a program participant is eligible for restoration of full driving privileges, except that the commissioner shall not reinstate full driving privileges until the program participant has met all applicable prerequisites for reinstatement under section 169A.55 and until the program participant's device has registered no positive breath alcohol concentrations of 0.02 or higher during the preceding 90 days.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 19.

[174.12] TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Program established.

(a) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development shall develop and implement a transportation economic development program, as provided in this section, that provides financial assistance on a geographically balanced basis through competitive grants for projects in all modes of transportation that provide measurable local, regional, or statewide economic benefit.

(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development may provide financial assistance for a transportation project at their discretion, subject to the requirements of this section.

Subd. 2.

Transportation economic development accounts.

(a) A transportation economic development account is established in the special revenue fund under the budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation finance. Money in the account may be expended only as appropriated by law. The account may not contain money transferred or otherwise provided from the trunk highway fund.

(b) A transportation economic development account is established in the trunk highway fund. The account consists of funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account. Money in the account may be used only for trunk highway purposes. All funds in the account available prior to the effective date of this act are available until expended.

Subd. 3.

Program administration.

In implementing the transportation economic development program, the commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development shall make reasonable efforts to (1) publicize each solicitation for applications among all eligible recipients, and (2) provide technical and informational assistance in creating and submitting applications.

Subd. 4.

Economic impact performance measures.

The commissioner of employment and economic development shall develop economic impact performance measures to analyze projects for which financial assistance under this section is being applied for or has been previously provided.

Subd. 5.

Financial assistance; criteria.

The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development shall establish criteria for evaluating projects for financial assistance under this section. At a minimum, the criteria must provide an objective method to prioritize and select projects on the basis of:

(1) the extent to which the project provides measurable economic benefit;

(2) consistency with relevant state and local transportation plans;

(3) the availability and commitment of funding or in-kind assistance for the project from nonpublic sources;

(4) the need for the project as part of the overall transportation system;

(5) the extent to which completion of the project will improve the movement of people and freight; and

(6) geographic balance as required under subdivision 7, paragraph (b).

Subd. 6.

Financial assistance; project evaluation process.

(a) Following the criteria established under subdivision 5, the commissioner of employment and economic development shall (1) evaluate proposed projects, and (2) certify those that may receive financial assistance.

(b) As part of the project evaluation process, the commissioner of transportation shall certify those projects that constitute an eligible and appropriate transportation project.

Subd. 7.

Financial assistance; awards.

(a) The financial assistance awarded by the commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development may not exceed 70 percent of a project's total costs.

(b) The commissioners of transportation and employment and economic development shall ensure that financial assistance is provided in a manner that is balanced throughout the state, including with respect to (1) the number of projects receiving funding in a particular geographic location or region of the state, and (2) the total amount of financial assistance provided for projects in a particular geographic location or region of the state.

Subd. 8.

Legislative report.

(a) By February 1 of each odd-numbered year, the commissioner of transportation, with assistance from the commissioner of employment and economic development, shall submit a report on the transportation economic development program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance and economic development policy and finance.

(b) At a minimum, the report must:

(1) summarize the requirements and implementation of the transportation economic development program established in this section;

(2) review the criteria and economic impact performance measures used for evaluation, prioritization, and selection of projects;

(3) provide a brief overview of each project that received financial assistance under the program, which must at a minimum identify:

(i) basic project characteristics, such as funding recipient, geographic location, and type of transportation modes served;

(ii) sources and respective amounts of project funding; and

(iii) the degree of economic benefit anticipated or observed, following the economic impact performance measures established under subdivision 4;

(4) identify the allocation of funds, including but not limited to a breakdown of total project funds by transportation mode, the amount expended for administrative costs, and the amount transferred to the transportation economic development assistance account;

(5) evaluate the overall economic impact of the program consistent with the accountability measurement requirements under section 116J.997; and

(6) provide recommendations for any legislative changes related to the program.

Sec. 20.

[174.187] MADE IN MINNESOTA SOLAR INSTALLATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

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

(b) "Made in Minnesota" means the manufacture in this state of solar photovoltaic modules:

(1) at a manufacturing facility located in Minnesota that is registered and authorized to manufacture and apply the UL 1703 certification mark to solar photovoltaic modules by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), CSA International, Intertek, or an equivalent UL-approved independent certification agency;

(2) that bear UL 1703 certification marks from UL, CSA International, Intertek, or an equivalent UL-approved independent certification agency, which must be physically applied to the modules at a manufacturing facility described in clause (1); and

(3) that are manufactured in Minnesota:

(i) via manufacturing processes that must include tabbing, stringing, and lamination; or

(ii) by interconnecting low-voltage direct current photovoltaic elements that produce the final useful photovoltaic output of the modules.

(c) "Solar photovoltaic module" has the meaning given in section 116C.7791, subdivision 1, paragraph (e).

Subd. 2.

Made in Minnesota solar energy system requirement.

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, if the commissioner engages in any project for the construction, improvement, maintenance, or repair of any building, highway, road, bridge, or land owned or controlled by the department and the construction, improvement, maintenance, or repair involves installation of one or more solar photovoltaic modules, the commissioner must ensure that the solar photovoltaic modules purchased and installed are "Made in Minnesota" as defined in subdivision 1, paragraph (b).

Subd. 3.

Application.

Subdivision 2 does not apply if:

(1) as a condition of the receipt of federal financial assistance for a specific project, the commissioner is required to use a procurement method that might result in the award of a contract to a manufacturer that does not meet the "Made in Minnesota" criteria established in subdivision 1, paragraph (b); or

(2) no solar photovoltaic modules are available that meet the "Made in Minnesota" criteria and fulfill the function required by the project.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.40, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 7a.

Related non-infrastructure activities.

(a) The commissioner may not expend an appropriation from the bond proceeds fund, or provide financial assistance from such appropriations, for the purposes specified in this subdivision.

(b) Subject to appropriations made specifically for the purposes of this subdivision, the commissioner may expend funds for non-infrastructure activities to encourage walking and bicycling to school, including:

(1) planning activities;

(2) public awareness campaigns and outreach to press and community leaders;

(3) traffic education and enforcement in the vicinity of schools;

(4) student sessions on bicycle and pedestrian safety, health, and the environment; and

(5) financial assistance for training, volunteers, and managers of safe routes to school programs.

Sec. 22.

[174.42] TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROJECTS.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "transportation alternatives" means those projects identified in the state transportation improvement program as having (1) a program category of bike trail, enhancement, or recreational trail; (2) any program category that is substantially similar to a category identified in clause (1); or (3) a route system category of ped/bike.

Subd. 2.

Funding requirement.

In each federal fiscal year, the commissioner shall obtain a total amount in federal authorizations for reimbursement on transportation alternatives projects that is equal to or greater than the annual average of federal authorizations on transportation alternatives projects calculated over the preceding four federal fiscal years.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 costs. At the discretion of the commissioner of transportation, money in the account at the end of each fiscal year cancels biennium may cancel to the trunk highway fund.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision, "net revenue" means an amount equal to:

(1) the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under this section, during the fiscal year; less

(2) in fiscal year 2011, $30,100,000; in fiscal year 2012, $31,100,000; and in fiscal year 2013 and following fiscal years, $32,000,000.

(b) On or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue shall estimate the amount of the revenues and subtraction under paragraph (a) for the current fiscal year.

(c) On or after July 1 of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer the net revenue as estimated in paragraph (b) from the general fund, as follows:

(1) 50 percent to the greater Minnesota transit account; and

(2) 50 percent $9,000,000 annually until January 1, 2016, and 50 percent annually thereafter to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds transferred under this clause to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county shall receive of such amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section 477A.011, subdivision 3, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the current calendar year, bears to the total population of the counties receiving funds under this clause; and

(2) the remainder to the greater Minnesota transit account.

(d) For fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the amount under paragraph (a), clause (1), must be calculated using the following percentages of the total revenues:

(1) for fiscal year 2010, 83.75 percent; and

(2) for fiscal year 2011, 93.75 percent.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective January 1, 2014.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.993, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Authorization; rates.

Notwithstanding section 297A.99, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 13, or 477A.016, or any other law, the board of a county outside the metropolitan transportation area, as defined under section 297A.992, subdivision 1, or more than one county outside the metropolitan transportation area acting under a joint powers agreement, may by resolution of the county board, or each of the county boards, following a public hearing impose (1) a transportation sales tax at a rate of up to one-half of one percent on retail sales and uses taxable under this chapter, and (2) an excise tax of $20 per motor vehicle, as defined in section 297B.01, subdivision 11, purchased or acquired from any person engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at retail, occurring within the jurisdiction of the taxing authority. The taxes imposed under this section are subject to approval by a majority of the voters in each of the counties affected at a general election who vote on the question to impose the taxes.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.993, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Allocation; termination.

The proceeds of the taxes must be dedicated exclusively to: (1) payment of the capital cost of a specific transportation project or improvement; (2) payment of the costs, which may include both capital and operating costs, of a specific transit project or improvement; (3) payment of the capital costs of a safe routes to school program under section 174.40; or (4) payment of transit operating costs. The transportation or transit project or improvement must be designated by the board of the county, or more than one county acting under a joint powers agreement. Except for taxes for operating costs of a transit project or improvement, or for transit operations, the taxes must terminate after the project or improvement has been completed when revenues raised are sufficient to finance the project.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

Subd. 14.

Purchase price.

(a) "Purchase price" means the total consideration valued in money for a sale, whether paid in money or otherwise. The purchase price excludes the amount of a manufacturer's rebate paid or payable to the purchaser. If a motor vehicle is taken in trade as a credit or as part payment on a motor vehicle taxable under this chapter, the credit or trade-in value allowed by the person selling the motor vehicle shall be deducted from the total selling price to establish the purchase price of the vehicle being sold and the trade-in allowance allowed by the seller shall constitute the purchase price of the motor vehicle accepted as a trade-in. The purchase price in those instances where the motor vehicle is acquired by gift or by any other transfer for a nominal or no monetary consideration shall also include the average value of similar motor vehicles, established by standards and guides as determined by the motor vehicle registrar. The purchase price in those instances where a motor vehicle is manufactured by a person who registers it under the laws of this state shall mean the manufactured cost of such motor vehicle and manufactured cost shall mean the amount expended for materials, labor, and other properly allocable costs of manufacture, except that in the absence of actual expenditures for the manufacture of a part or all of the motor vehicle, manufactured costs shall mean the reasonable value of the completed motor vehicle.

(b) The term "purchase price" shall not include the portion of the value of a motor vehicle due solely to modifications necessary to make the motor vehicle disability accessible.

(c) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of gift between a husband and wife or parent and child, or to a nonprofit organization as provided under subdivision 16, paragraph (c), clause (5) (6), nor shall it include the transfer of a motor vehicle by a guardian to a ward when there is no monetary consideration and the title to such vehicle was registered in the name of the guardian, as guardian, only because the ward was a minor.

(d) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle as a gift between a foster parent and foster child. For purposes of this subdivision, a foster relationship exists, regardless of the age of the child, if (1) a foster parent's home is or was licensed as a foster family home under Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0010 to 9545.0260, and (2) the county verifies that the child was a state ward or in permanent foster care.

(e) There shall not be included in "purchase price" the amount of any tax imposed by the United States upon or with respect to retail sales whether imposed upon the retailer or the consumer.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers of title that occur on or after that date.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:

Subd. 16.

Sale, sells, selling, purchase, purchased, or acquired.

(a) "Sale," "sells," "selling," "purchase," "purchased," or "acquired" means any transfer of title of any motor vehicle, whether absolutely or conditionally, for a consideration in money or by exchange or barter for any purpose other than resale in the regular course of business.

(b) Any motor vehicle utilized by the owner only by leasing such vehicle to others or by holding it in an effort to so lease it, and which is put to no other use by the owner other than resale after such lease or effort to lease, shall be considered property purchased for resale.

(c) The terms also shall include any transfer of title or ownership of a motor vehicle by other means, for or without consideration, except that these terms shall not include:

(1) the acquisition of a motor vehicle by inheritance from or by bequest of, a decedent who owned it;

(2) the transfer of a motor vehicle which was previously licensed in the names of two or more joint tenants and subsequently transferred without monetary consideration to one or more of the joint tenants;

(3) the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of gift between individuals, or gift from a limited used vehicle dealer licensed under section 168.27, subdivision 4a, to an individual, when the transfer is with no monetary or other consideration or expectation of consideration and the parties to the transfer submit an affidavit to that effect at the time the title transfer is recorded;

(4) the transfer of a motor vehicle by gift between:

(i) spouses;

(ii) parents and a child; or

(iii) grandparents and a grandchild;

(5) the voluntary or involuntary transfer of a motor vehicle between a husband and wife in a divorce proceeding; or

(5) (6) the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of a gift to an organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code when the motor vehicle will be used exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers of title that occur on or after that date.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297B.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

In lieu tax for collector vehicle.

In lieu of the tax imposed in subdivision 1, there is imposed a tax of $90 $150 on the purchase price of a passenger automobile or a fire truck described in section 297B.025, subdivision 2.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2013, and applies to transfers of title that occur on or after that date.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Responsibilities.

(a) The division shall be responsible and shall utilize state employees for security and public information services in state-owned buildings and state leased-to-own buildings in the Capitol area, as described in section 15B.02;. It shall provide such personnel as are required by the circumstances to insure the orderly conduct of state business and the convenience of the public.

(b) As part of the division permanent staff, the director must establish the position of emergency manager that includes, at a minimum, the following duties:

(1) oversight of the consolidation, development, and maintenance of plans and procedures that provide continuity of security operations;

(2) the development and implementation of tenant training that addresses threats and emergency procedures; and

(3) the development and implementation of threat and emergency exercises.

(c) The director must provide a minimum of one state trooper assigned to the Capitol complex at all times.

(d) The director, in consultation with the advisory committee under section 299E.04, shall, at least annually, hold a meeting or meetings to discuss, among other issues, Capitol complex security, emergency planning, public safety, and public access to the Capitol complex. The meetings must include, at a minimum:

(1) Capitol complex tenants and state employees;

(2) nongovernmental entities, such as lobbyists, vendors, and the media; and

(3) the public and public advocacy groups.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Powers and duties transferred.

All powers, duties and responsibilities heretofore assigned by law to the commissioner of administration relating to the general function of security in such Capitol complex state-owned buildings are hereby transferred to the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety shall have the final authority regarding public safety and security in the Capitol complex. The commissioner of administration shall have the powers, duties, and responsibilities relating to the Capitol complex of state-owned buildings as provided under chapter 16B.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.02, is amended to read:

299E.02 CONTRACT SERVICES INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT; APPROPRIATION.

Fees charged for contracted The commissioner of public safety shall execute interagency agreements with agency tenants in the Capitol complex whereby fees for the provision of security services are charged. Fees charged for security services provided by the Capitol Complex Security Division of the Department of Public Safety must be deposited in an account in the special revenue fund and are annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to administer and provide these services.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 398A.10, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 4.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "project" means the initial construction of a minimum operable segment of a new light rail transit or commuter rail line, but does not include infill stations, project enhancements, extensions, or supportive infrastructure, constructed after the rail transit is operational.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 473.39, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 1s.

Obligations.

After July 1, 2013, in addition to other authority in this section, the council may issue certificates of indebtedness, bonds, or other obligations under this section in an amount not exceeding $35,800,000 for capital expenditures as prescribed in the council's transit capital improvement program and for related costs, including the costs of issuance and sale of the obligations.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 35.

[629.344] CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION AND MANSLAUGHTER; CERTIFICATION OF PROBABLE CAUSE BY PEACE OFFICER.

If a peace officer determines that probable cause exists to believe that a person has violated section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6), the officer shall certify this determination and notify the commissioner of public safety.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 36.

Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1, the effective date, is amended to read:

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment, and expires on June 30, 2013 2016.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 37.

NOVICE DRIVER EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE.

(a) The Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force is established to ensure driver education programs in Minnesota meet the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards published by the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(b) The task force consists of 21 members:

(1) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee;

(2) two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota Association of Student Councils;

(3) one representative from and designated by Mothers Against Drunk Driving;

(4) one representative from and designated by Minnesotans for Safe Driving;

(5) two representatives from law enforcement organizations, such as the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, appointed by the commissioner;

(6) one representative from and designated by the American Automobile Association;

(7) one representative from and designated by the Minnesota Safety Council;

(8) two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota PTA;

(9) five driver educators from the Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, designated by the commissioner; and

(10) five driver educators from commercial driving schools, designated by the commissioner.

(c) Any vacancies shall be filled by the appointing or designating authorities.

(d) Members shall serve without compensation.

(e) Members shall be appointed or designated by August 1, 2013.

(f) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall convene the first meeting of the task force after all appointments have been made. At the first meeting, the task force shall elect a chair from among its members by majority vote. The first meeting must take place by September 1, 2013.

(g) The duties of the task force are to examine and compare Minnesota law and rules concerning driver education with the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards, identify discrepancies, and determine to what extent, if any, state law should be modified to conform with federal standards.

(h) The commissioner shall provide support staff and administrative services for the task force.

(i) The task force shall submit a report no later than August 31, 2015, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and senate having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance, containing its recommendation as to whether or to what extent Minnesota's driver education programs should conform to national standards referenced in paragraph (a), and if so, providing draft legislation necessary or desirable to achieve the recommended level of federal conformity. The report may present recommendations for improving Minnesota's driver education curriculum and identify associated costs.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment and is repealed September 1, 2015, or the day after the task force submits its report, as required in paragraph (i), whichever occurs first.

Sec. 38.

TRANSITWAY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

(a) In all phases of a transitway project in which the Metropolitan Council is the lead transportation authority, the council may partner and contract for services with local community-based organizations to promote community engagement activities along the project corridor. The community-based organizations may include those organizations representative of low-income people, people of color, people with disabilities, other cultural constituencies, or small businesses.

(b) For purposes of this section, project phases may include, but are not limited to:

(1) feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, preplanning, environmental analysis, land acquisition, easements, design, preliminary and final engineering, construction, and station development;

(2) review of existing public transit service along the corridor; and

(3) pedestrian, bicycle, or nonmotorized improvement projects associated with the corridor.

(c) Any community engagement activities conducted under this section shall be reported to the senate and house of representative chairs and ranking minority members of the committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.

Sec. 39.

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE HIRING AND RECRUITMENT.

(a) In the construction, maintenance, replacement, and improvement of transit and transportation infrastructure, the lead transportation authority is encouraged to: (1) make every effort to employ, and encourage the construction manager and other subcontractors and vendors to employ, women and members of minority communities; (2) make every effort to contract with women-owned and minority-owned small businesses designated as small targeted group businesses under Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.16; and (3) may contract with a community-based employment assistance firm to create an employment program to recruit, hire, and retain women and minorities for the project construction workforce. In monitoring progress on meeting these goals, reports may track workers from zip codes that have high rates of poverty and unemployment.

(b) The commissioner of transportation is encouraged to increase participation in Department of Transportation highway projects by small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas of Minnesota, within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.16, subdivision 7.

Sec. 40.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NORTHSTAR COMMUTER RAIL EXPENSES; GREATER MINNESOTA.

The portion of the cost to provide financial assistance for the Greater Minnesota Transit component of the Northstar Commuter Rail is exempt from the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 1.

Sec. 41.

REPEALER.

(a) Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.04, subdivision 6; and 174.285, subdivision 8, are repealed. (b) Minnesota Rules, parts 7503.0300, subpart 1; and 7503.0800, subpart 2, are repealed effective July 1, 2014.

ARTICLE 4

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1.

2013 S.F. No. 671, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, if enacted, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Criminal Apprehension

47,588,000 47,197,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 42,315,000 42,924,000
Special Revenue 3,000,000 2,000,000
State Government Special Revenue 7,000 7,000
Trunk Highway 2,266,000 2,266,000
(a) DWI Lab Analysis; Trunk Highway Fund

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 161.20, subdivision 3, $1,941,000 each year is from the trunk highway fund for laboratory analysis related to driving-while-impaired cases.

(b) Criminal History System

$50,000 the first year and $580,000 the second year from the general fund and, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 4, $3,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the vehicle services account in the special revenue fund are to replace the state criminal history system. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended. Of this amount, $2,980,000 the first year and $2,580,000 the second year are for a onetime transfer to the Office of Enterprise Technology for start-up costs. Service level agreements must document all project-related transfers under this paragraph. Ongoing operating and support costs for this system shall be identified and incorporated into future service level agreements.

The commissioner is authorized to use funds appropriated under this paragraph for the purposes specified in paragraph (c).

(c) Criminal Reporting System

$1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000 the second year from the general fund are to replace the state's crime reporting system. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended. Of these amounts, $1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000 the second year are for a onetime transfer to the Office of Enterprise Technology for start-up costs. Service level agreements must document all project-related transfers under this paragraph. Ongoing operating and support costs for this system shall be identified and incorporated into future service level agreements.

The commissioner is authorized to use funds appropriated under this paragraph for the purposes specified in paragraph (b).

(d) Forensic Laboratory

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the general fund and, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 161.20, subdivision 3, $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the trunk highway fund are to replace forensic laboratory equipment at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund and, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 161.20, subdivision 3, $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the trunk highway fund are to improve forensic laboratory staffing at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

(e) Livescan Fingerprinting

$310,000 the first year and $389,000 the second year from the general fund are to maintain Livescan fingerprinting machines. This is a onetime appropriation.

(f) General Fund Base

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's general fund base is reduced by $1,720,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $2,329,000 in fiscal year 2015 to reflect onetime appropriations.

(g) (f) Report

If the vehicle services special revenue account accrues an unallocated balance in excess of 50 percent of the previous fiscal year's expenditures, the commissioner of public safety shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over transportation and public safety policy and finance. The report must contain specific policy and legislative recommendations for reducing the fund balance and avoiding future excessive fund balances. The report is due within three months of the fund balance exceeding the threshold established in this paragraph.

Sec. 2.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Unless otherwise provided, section 1 takes effect at the time the provision being corrected takes effect.

Presented to the governor May 22, 2013

Signed by the governor May 23, 2013, 11:39 a.m.

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