169.965 University regents to regulate traffic and parking.
Subdivision 1. Authority. The regents of the University of Minnesota may, from time to time, make, adopt and enforce such rules, regulations or ordinances as it may find expedient or necessary relating to the regulation of traffic and parking, upon parking facilities, highways, streets, private roads and roadways situated on property owned, leased or occupied by the regents of the University of Minnesota or the University of Minnesota.
Subd. 3. Prosecution. The prosecution may be before a district court having jurisdiction over the place where the violation occurs.
Subd. 4. Enforcement. Every sheriff, constable, police officer or other peace officer shall see that all rules, regulations and ordinances are obeyed, and shall arrest and prosecute offenders.
Subd. 5. Enforcement powers. The regents of the University of Minnesota are hereby authorized to appoint and employ, and fix the compensation to be paid out of funds of the regents of the University of Minnesota, persons who shall have and may exercise on property owned, leased or occupied by the regents of the University of Minnesota or the University of Minnesota the same powers of arrest for violation of rules, regulations or ordinances adopted by the regents of the University of Minnesota pursuant to the Highway Traffic Regulation Act, chapters 169 and 169A, as amended, as possessed by a sheriff, constable, police officer or peace officer.
Subd. 6. Judicial notice. All persons shall take notice of such rules, regulations, and ordinances without pleading and proof of the same.
Subd. 7. Notice, hearing, filing, and effect. (a) The regents of the University of Minnesota shall fix a date for a public hearing on the adoption of any such proposed rule, regulation or ordinance. Notice of such hearing shall be published in a legal newspaper in the county in which the property affected by the rule, regulation or ordinance is located. The publication shall be at least 15 days and not more than 45 days before the date of the hearing.
(b) If, after the public hearing, the proposed rule, regulation or ordinance shall be adopted by a majority of the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, the same shall be considered to have been enacted by the regents of the University of Minnesota. A copy of the same shall be signed by the president, attested by the secretary and filed with the secretary of state of the state of Minnesota, together with proof of publication. Upon such filing, the rule, regulation or ordinance, as the case may be, shall thenceforth be in full force and effect.
Subd. 8. Allocation of fines. The fines collected in Hennepin, St. Louis, and Stevens Counties shall be paid into the treasury of the University of Minnesota, except that the portion of the fines necessary to cover all costs and disbursements incurred in processing and prosecuting the violations in the court shall be retained by the court administrator in Hennepin and St. Louis Counties and by the city of Morris in Stevens County.