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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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