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CHAPTER 388--H.F.No. 2801
An act
relating to transportation; providing for certain special license plates;
appropriating money for trunk highways; authorizing the sale of state bonds;
appropriating money and changing appropriations for certain transportation
and public safety programs and activities;amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 168.1291, subdivisions 1, 2; Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, sections
1; 5, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 168.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1
LICENSE PLATES

    Section 1. [168.121] SPECIAL PLATES REMEMBERING VICTIMS OF
IMPAIRED DRIVERS.
    Subdivision 1. Issuance and design. Notwithstanding section 168.1293, the
commissioner shall issue special plates remembering victims of impaired drivers to an
applicant who:
(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile;
(2) pays a fee of $10 for each set of license plates applied for; and
(3) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.
    Subd. 2. Design. The commissioner shall design the special plate emblem so that it
bears an inscription "Remembering Victims of Impaired Drivers" and displays an image
of a broken heart.
    Subd. 3. Plates transfer. On payment of a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this
section may be transferred to another passenger automobile registered to the individual
to whom the special plates were issued.
    Subd. 4. Record. The commissioner shall maintain a record of the number of
special plates issued under this section.
    Subd. 5. Fees credited. Fees collected under this section must be credited to the
vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2013.

    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.1291, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
    Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section "special plates" means plates
issued under sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; 168.121; 168.1235; and 168.129.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.1291, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
    Subd. 2. Uniform design of special plates. (a) The commissioner shall design a
single special plate that will contain a unique number and a space for a unique emblem
for plates issued under sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; 168.121; 168.1235; and
168.129. The commissioner shall design a unique emblem related to the purpose of each
special plate.
(b) Any provision of sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b to 2e; 168.121; 168.123;
and 168.129, that requires the placement of a specified letter or letters on a special plate
applies to those plates only to the extent that the commissioner includes the letter or
letters in the design.
(c) If a law authorizing a special plate contains a specific requirement for graphic
design of that plate, that requirement applies to the appropriate unique emblem.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

ARTICLE 2
ROAD CONSTRUCTION

    Section 1. STATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATION.
$30,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway
fund in fiscal year 2011 to the commissioner of transportation 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. The commissioner may use up to $5,100,000 of this
amount for program delivery.

    Sec. 2. INTERCHANGE ACCOUNT APPROPRIATION.
$70,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway
fund in fiscal year 2011 to the commissioner of transportation for construction of
interchanges involving a trunk highway, where the interchange will promote economic
development, increase employment, relieve growing traffic congestion, and promote traffic
safety. The amount under this paragraph must be allocated 50 percent to the department's
metropolitan district, and 50 percent to districts in greater Minnesota.

    Sec. 3. BOND SALE EXPENSES.
$100,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund
to the commissioner of finance for bond sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, sections
16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50, subdivision 4.

    Sec. 4. TRUNK HIGHWAY BONDS AUTHORIZATION.
To provide the money appropriated in sections 1, 2, and 3 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 $100,100,000 in the manner, upon the
terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52,
and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts
requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except
accrued interest and any premium received 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 the day following final enactment.

ARTICLE 3
TRANSPORTATION TAX COMPLIANCE

    Section 1. Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 1, is amended to read:

Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this article.

2010
2011
Total


General
$
98,385,000
$
95,885,000
95,897,000
$
194,270,000
194,282,000

Airports
21,909,000
19,659,000
41,568,000

C.S.A.H.
496,786,000
524,478,000
1,021,264,000

M.S.A.S.
134,003,000
141,400,000
275,403,000


Special Revenue
49,038,000
49,038,000
49,088,000
98,076,000
98,126,000


H.U.T.D.
9,538,000
9,838,000
10,017,000
19,376,000
19,555,000


Trunk Highway
1,264,921,000
1,372,687,000
1,372,496,000
2,637,608,000
2,637,417,000


Total
$
2,074,580,000
$
2,212,985,000
2,213,035,000
$
4,287,565,000
4,287,615,000
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.

    Sec. 2. Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 5, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
152,478,000
$
152,578,000
152,628,000

Appropriations by Fund

2010
2011


General
7,959,000
7,959,000
7,971,000


Special Revenue
49,038,000
49,038,000
49,088,000


H.U.T.D.
9,413,000
9,713,000
9,892,000


Trunk Highway
86,068,000
85,868,000
85,677,000
The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.

    Sec. 3. Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.State Patrol


(a) Patrolling Highways
71,522,000
71,522,000
71,331,000

Appropriations by Fund

General
37,000
37,000

H.U.T.D.
92,000
92,000


Trunk Highway
71,393,000
71,393,000
71,202,000
The base appropriation from the trunk
highway fund in fiscal years 2012 and 2013
is $71,393,000 for each fiscal year.

(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
7,996,000
7,796,000
This appropriation is from the trunk highway
fund.
$800,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are for the Office of Pupil
Transportation Safety.

(c) Capitol Security
3,113,000
3,113,000
This appropriation is from the general fund.
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: (1) appropriated for Department of
Public Safety administration, the patrolling of
highways, commercial vehicle enforcement,
or driver and vehicle services to capitol
security; or (2) from capitol security.

(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
-0-
191,000

Appropriations by Fund

General
-0-
12,000

H.U.T.D.
-0-
179,000
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.
This initiative is expected to result in new
revenues for the biennium as follows:
(1) $114,000 for the highway user tax
distribution fund;
(2) $75,000 for the transit assistance fund;
and
(3) $13,000 for the general fund.
The general fund appropriation for fiscal year
2011 is a onetime appropriation.
The base appropriation from the highway
user tax distribution fund in fiscal years 2012
and 2013 is $693,000 for each fiscal year.
By February 1, 2015, the commissioner shall
submit a report to the house of representatives
and senate committees having jurisdiction
over transportation finance on the revenues
generated by the Vehicle Crimes Unit. This
report must be made available electronically
and made available in print only upon
request.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.

    Sec. 4. Laws 2009, chapter 36, article 1, section 5, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.Driver and Vehicle Services


(a) Vehicle Services
26,909,000
27,209,000
27,259,000

Appropriations by Fund


Special Revenue
18,973,000
18,973,000
19,023,000

H.U.T.D.
7,936,000
8,236,000
The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the vehicle services operating account.
Of the appropriation for fiscal year 2011
from the special revenue fund, $50,000 is
for assistance to the Vehicle Crimes Unit in
investigations as provided under subdivision
3, paragraph (d).

(b) Driver Services
28,712,000
28,712,000

Appropriations by Fund

Special Revenue
28,711,000
28,711,000

Trunk Highway
1,000
1,000
The special revenue fund appropriation is
from the driver services operating account.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2010.
Presented to the governor May 18, 2010
Signed by the governor May 27, 2010, 10:53 a.m.

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