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174.04 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; APPLICATIONS; DISBURSEMENT.
    Subdivision 1. Review of application. Any state agency which receives an application
from a regional development commission, metropolitan council, public transit commission,
airport commission, port authority, or other political subdivision of the state, or any nonpublic
organization, for financial assistance for transportation planning, capital expenditures, or
operations to any state or federal agency, shall first submit the application to the commissioner of
transportation. The commissioner shall review the application to determine whether it contains
matters that substantially affect the statewide transportation plan and priorities. If the application
does not contain such matters, the commissioner shall within 15 days after receipt return the
application to the applicant political subdivision or nonpublic organization for forwarding to the
appropriate agency. If the application contains such matters, the commissioner shall review and
comment on the application as being consistent with the plan and priorities. The commissioner
shall return the application together with comments within 45 days after receipt to the applicant
political subdivision or nonpublic organization for forwarding with the commissioner's comments
to the appropriate agency.
    Subd. 2. Designated agent. A regional development commission, metropolitan council,
public transit commission, airport commission, port authority, or any other political subdivision of
the state, or any nonpublic organization, may designate the commissioner as its agent to receive
and disburse funds by entering into an agreement with the commissioner prescribing the terms
and conditions of the receipt and expenditure of the funds in accordance with federal and state
laws, rules, and regulations.
    Subd. 3. Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not be construed as altering or
amending in any way the funding procedures specified in section 161.36, 360.016 or 360.0161.
History: 1976 c 166 s 4; 1986 c 444; 1996 c 455 art 3 s 29