16B.58 State parking facilities.
Subdivision 1. Powers and duties of commissioner. No person may park a motor vehicle, either privately or publicly owned, upon any parking lot or facility owned or operated by the state except as authorized by this section. The commissioner shall operate and supervise all state parking lots and facilities associated with buildings described in section 16B.24, subdivision 1, or when the commissioner considers it advisable and practicable, any other parking lots or facilities owned or rented by the state for the use of a state agency or state employees. The commissioner may also provide employee shuttle service and promote alternative transportation modes, including initiatives to increase the number of multi-occupancy vehicles. The commissioner may fix and collect rents, charges, or fees in connection with and for the use of any state parking lot or facility within the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis except for any state lot or facility the control of which is vested by law in a state agency other than the department of administration.
Subd. 2. Rules. Copies of the commissioner's rules under this section must be provided to all contract parkers. Each parking lot or facility must be posted with notice of who is entitled to park there.
Subd. 3. Removal and impounding of vehicles. A motor vehicle parked on a state parking lot or facility in violation of the rules of the commissioner is a public nuisance and the commissioner shall provide for the abatement of the nuisance by rules, including provision for the removal and impounding of the motor vehicle. The cost of the removal and impounding is a lien against the motor vehicle until paid.
Subd. 4. Violations. A person, elective or appointed state official, firm, association, or corporation which violates any of the provisions of this section or any rule made by the commissioner under this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Subd. 5. Money collected. Money collected by the commissioner as rents, charges, or fees in connection with and for the use of a parking lot or facility is appropriated to the commissioner for the purpose of operating, maintaining, improving, and replacing parking lots or facilities owned or operated by the state, including providing necessary and suitable uniforms for employees, and to carry out the purposes of this section, except as provided in subdivision 7.
Subd. 6. Legislative parking resolutions. The provisions of this section do not affect rules of parking adopted by resolution of the legislature during legislative sessions.
Subd. 7. Surcharge for vehicles occupied by one person. The commissioner shall impose a surcharge of 25 percent for vehicles occupied by only one person parking in a state parking facility in the capitol area, as described by section 15.50, subdivision 2. The revenue from this additional charge shall be placed by the commissioner in a special account. For the benefit of employees employed in the capitol area, the money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner and shall be used by the commissioner in the following order of priority: (1) to acquire or lease commuter vans pursuant to section 16B.56; (2) within limits and upon conditions the commissioner determines to be necessary, to reimburse state agencies for all costs resulting from agreements with the metropolitan transit commission, or its successor, or other operators pursuant to section 473.409, including costs related to employees employed outside the capitol area; and (3) to be used for maintaining and improving parking lots or facilities owned or operated by the state. The commissioner may adopt rules necessary to administer the provisions of this subdivision, subdivision 5, and section 473.409. The rules may exempt from the surcharge vehicles operated by persons whom the commissioner determines have job requirements that make car pooling impractical.
Subd. 8. Repealed, 1997 c 202 art 2 s 64
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