16B.55 USE OF STATE VEHICLES; COMPENSATION FOR USE OF PERSONAL
Subdivision 1. Definition.
For purposes of this section, "state vehicle" means a vehicle
owned or leased by the state or loaned to the state.
Subd. 2. Prohibited uses.
A state vehicle may be used only for authorized state business.
A state vehicle may not be used for transportation to or from the residence of a state employee,
except as provided in subdivision 3.
Subd. 3. Permitted uses.
A state vehicle may be used by a state employee to travel to
or from the employee's residence:
(1) on a day on which it may be necessary for the employee to respond to a work-related
emergency during hours when the employee is not normally working;
(2) if the employee has been assigned the use of a state vehicle for authorized state business
on an extended basis, and the employee's primary place of work is not the state work station to
which the employee is permanently assigned;
(3) if the employee has been assigned the use of a state vehicle for authorized state business
away from the work station to which the employee is permanently assigned, and the number of
miles traveled, or the time needed to conduct the business, will be minimized if the employee
uses a state vehicle to travel to the employee's residence before or after traveling to the place
of state business; or
(4) if the employee is authorized to participate in a ridesharing program established by the
commissioner pursuant to section
Use of a state vehicle under this subdivision requires the prior approval of the agency head
or the designee of the agency head.
Subd. 4. Personal vehicles.
No state employee shall be compensated by the state for use of a
personal vehicle for travel between the employee's residence and the state work station to which
the employee is permanently assigned, except pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement
negotiated under chapter 179A or a compensation plan adopted by the commissioner of employee
relations under section
. A collective bargaining agreement or compensation plan may
only provide for this compensation in cases in which an employee is called back to work during
hours when the employee is not normally working.
Subd. 5. Exclusions.
Subdivisions 2 to 4 do not apply to the van pooling program established
, to a ridesharing program established by the Department of Transportation, to a
trooper employed by the State Patrol, or to use of a state vehicle by the governor or lieutenant
Subd. 6. Vehicle operating procedures.
The commissioner shall set operating procedures
for use of state vehicles. These operating procedures are not subject to the Administrative
History: 1984 c 544 s 60; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 613 s 14,15; 2001 c 7 s 9