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1.1Senator .................... moves to amend S.F. No. 1270 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
1.3 "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.80, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
1.4 Subdivision 1. Commissioner may establish program. (a) The commissioner of
1.5transportation may establish a sign franchise program for the purpose of providing on the
1.6right-of-way of interstate and controlled-access trunk highways specific information on
1.7gas, food, camping, lodging, attractions, and 24-hour pharmacies for the benefit of the
1.9 (b) The sign franchise program must include urban interstate highways.
1.10 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.80, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
1.11 Subd. 1a. Eligibility criteria for business panels. (a) To be eligible for a business
1.12panel on a logo sign panel, a business establishment must:
1.13 (1) be open for business;
1.14 (2) have a sign on site that both identifies the business and is visible to motorists;
1.15 (3) be open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin,
1.16creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability; and
1.20 (b) Gas businesses must provide vehicle services including
1.21fuels and oil; restroom facilities and drinking water; continuous, staffed operation at least
1.2212 hours a day, seven days a week; and public access to a telephone.
1.23 (c) Food businesses must serve at least two meals a day during normal mealtimes
1.24of breakfast, lunch, and dinner; provide a continuous, staffed food service operation at
1.26645.44, subdivision 5 , and except as provided for seasonal food service businesses;
1.27provide seating capacity for at least 20 people; provide restroom facilities; provide public
1.28access to a telephone; and possess any required state or local licensing or approval.
1.29Seasonal food service businesses must provide a continuous, staffed food service operation
1.32 (d) Lodging businesses must include sleeping accommodations, provide public
1.33access to a telephone, provide restroom facilities, and possess any required state or local
1.34licensing or approval.
2.1 (e) Camping businesses must include sites for camping, include parking
2.2accommodations for each campsite, provide sanitary facilities and drinking water, and
2.3possess any required state or local licensing or approval.
2.4 (f) 24-hour pharmacy businesses must be continuously operated 24 hours per day,
2.5seven days per week, and must have a state-licensed pharmacist present and on duty at
2.7(g) Attractions businesses must have regional significance with the primary purpose
2.8of providing amusement, historical, cultural, or leisure activities to the public; provide
2.9restroom facilities and drinking water; possess any required state or local licensing
2.10approval; and provide adequate bus and vehicle parking accommodations for normal
2.17interchange is: for gas, food, lodging, attraction, and 24-hour pharmacy businesses,
2.21area can be located from the interchange shall not exceed 15 miles in either direction,
2.22except the maximum distance that an eligible 24-hour pharmacy business can be located
2.23from the interchange shall not exceed three miles in either direction.
2.29(k) If there is available space on a logo sign panel and no application has been
2.30received by the franchise from a fully eligible business, a substantially eligible business
2.31may be allowed the space.
2.32 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.80, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
2.33 Subd. 2. Franchises. The commissioner may, by public negotiation or bid, grant
2.34one or more franchises to qualified persons to erect and maintain, on the right-of-way of
2.35interstate and controlled-access trunk highways, signs informing the motoring public of
3.1gas, food, lodging, camping facilities, attractions, and 24-hour pharmacies. A franchisee
3.2shall furnish, install, maintain, and replace signs for the benefit of advertisers who provide
3.3gas, food, lodging, camping facilities, attractions, and 24-hour pharmacies for the general
3.4public, and lease advertising space on the signs to operators of these facilities.
3.5 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.04, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
3.6 Subd. 5. Trunk highway emergency relief account. (a) The trunk highway
3.7emergency relief account is created in the trunk highway fund. Money in the account is
3.8appropriated to the commissioner to be used to fund relief activities related to an emergency,
3.9as defined in section 161.32, subdivision 3, or under section 12A.16, subdivision 1.
3.10(b) Reimbursements by the Federal Highway Administration for emergency relief
3.11payments made from the trunk highway emergency relief account must be credited to the
3.13section 16A.28, money in the account is available until spent. If the balance of the account
3.14at the end of a fiscal year is greater than $10,000,000, the amount above $10,000,000
3.15must be canceled to the trunk highway fund.
3.16(c) By September 1, 2012, and in every subsequent even-numbered year by
3.17September 1, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority
3.18members of the senate and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction over
3.19transportation policy and finance. The report must include the balance, as well as details
3.20of payments made from and deposits made to the trunk highway emergency relief account
3.21since the last report.
3.22 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.115, subdivision 229, is amended to read:
3.23 Subd. 229. Route No. 298. Beginning at a point on Route No. 21 in the city of
3.24Faribault; thence extending in a southerly
3.27 Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.115, is amended by adding a subdivision
3.29 Subd. 270. Route No. 339. Beginning at a point on Route No. 45, thence extending
3.30easterly to a point on the boundary line between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
3.31 Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.1231, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
4.1 Subd. 8. Special account. Fees collected by the commissioner under this section
4.2must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special account. Money in the
4.3account is appropriated to the commissioner to construct, operate, repair, and maintain the
4.5multimodal and technology improvements that serve users of the parking facilities.
4.6 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
4.8 Subd. 73. Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway. That segment of marked
4.9Trunk Highway 23 from the east border of the township of Wakefield to the west border of
4.10the city of Richmond is designated as "Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway." Subject
4.11to section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable design to mark this highway
4.12and erect appropriate signs.
4.13 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.02, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
4.14 Subd. 3a. Variances from rules and engineering standards. (a) The commissioner
4.15may grant variances from the rules and from the engineering standards developed pursuant
4.16to section 162.021 or 162.07, subdivision 2. A political subdivision in which a county
4.17state-aid highway is located or is proposed to be located may submit a written request to the
4.18commissioner for a variance for that highway. The commissioner shall comply with section
4.19174.75, subdivision 5 , in evaluating a variance request related to a complete streets project.
4.22 The commissioner may grant or deny the variance within 30 days of
4.23 receiving the variance request.
4.26 the variance is denied
4.27days of receiving notice of denial, and shall be granted a contested case hearing.
4.28(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "political subdivision" includes (1) an agency of
4.29a political subdivision which has jurisdiction over parks, and (2) a regional park authority.
4.30 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.09, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
4.31 Subd. 3a. Variances from rules and engineering standards. (a) The commissioner
4.32may grant variances from the rules and from the engineering standards developed
4.33pursuant to section 162.13, subdivision 2. A political subdivision in which a municipal
5.1state-aid street is located or is proposed to be located may submit a written request to the
5.2commissioner for a variance for that street. The commissioner shall comply with section
5.3174.75, subdivision 5 , in evaluating a variance request related to a complete streets project.
5.6 The commissioner may grant or deny the variance within 30 days of
5.7 receiving the variance request.
5.10 the variance is denied
5.11days of receiving notice of denial, and shall be granted a contested case hearing.
5.12(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "political subdivision" includes (1) an agency of
5.13a political subdivision which has jurisdiction over parks, and (2) a regional park authority.
5.14 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 162.13, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
5.15 Subd. 2. Money needs defined. For the purpose of this section money needs of each
5.16city having a population of 5,000 or more are defined as the estimated cost of constructing
5.17and maintaining over a period of 25 years the municipal state-aid street system in such
5.18city. Right-of-way costs and drainage shall be included in money needs. Lighting costs
5.19and other costs incidental to construction and maintenance, or a specified portion of such
5.20costs, as set forth in the commissioner's rules, may be included in determining money
5.25in costs due to differences in construction and maintenance policy, construction and
5.26maintenance costs shall be estimated on the basis of the engineering standards developed
5.27cooperatively by the commissioner and the engineers, or a committee thereof, of the cities.
5.28 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.017, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
5.29 Subd. 2. 12 uniform registration periods. There are established 12 registration
5.30periods, each to be designated by a calendar month and to start on the first day of such
5.31month and end on the last day of the 12th month from the date of commencing.
6.2monthly series system for a minimum period of 12 consecutive calendar months.
6.3 Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.017, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
6.4 Subd. 3. Exceptions.
6.5under the monthly series system for a period of 12 consecutive calendar months, unless:
6.6 (1) the application is an original
6.8 (2) the applicant is a licensed motor vehicle lessor under section 168.27 and the
6.9vehicle is leased or rented for periods of time of not more than 28 days, in which case the
6.10applicant may apply for initial or renewed registration of a vehicle for a period of four
6.11or more months, the month of expiration to be designated by the applicant at the time of
6.12registration. To qualify for this exemption, the applicant must present the application to
6.14when the applicant is not a qualified motor vehicle lessor under this subdivision must be for
6.15a period of 12 months commencing from the last month for which registration was issued.
6.20 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.053, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
6.21 Subdivision 1. Application; fee; penalty. Any person, firm, or corporation engaged
6.22in the business of transporting motor vehicles owned by another, by delivering, by
6.23drive-away or towing methods, either singly or by means of the full mount method, the
6.24saddle mount method, the tow bar method, or any other combination thereof, and under
6.25their own power, vehicles over the highways of the state from the manufacturer or any
6.26other point of origin, to any point of destination, within or without the state, shall make
6.27application to the registrar for a drive-away in-transit license. This application for annual
6.28license shall be accompanied by a registration fee of $250 and contain
6.29 the registrar may require. Upon the filing of the application and the payment of the fee,
6.30the registrar shall issue to each drive-away operator a drive-away in-transit license plate,
6.31which must be carried and displayed on the power unit consistent with section 169.79 and
6.32the plate shall remain on the vehicle while being operated within
6.33The license plate issued under this subdivision is not valid for the purpose of permanent
6.34vehicle registration and is not valid outside Minnesota. Additional drive-away in-transit
7.1license plates desired by any drive-away operator may be secured from the registrar of
7.2motor vehicles upon the payment of a fee of $5 for each set of additional license plates.
7.3Any person, firm, or corporation engaging in the business as a drive-away operator, of
7.4transporting and delivering by means of full mount method, the saddle mount method, the
7.5tow bar method, or any combination thereof, and under their own power, motor vehicles,
7.6who fails or refuses to file or cause to be filed an application, as is required by law, and to
7.7pay the fees therefor as the law requires, shall be found guilty of violating the provisions of
7.8sections 168.053 to 168.057; and, upon conviction, fined not less than $50, and not more
7.9than $100, and all costs of court. Each day so operating without securing the license and
7.10plates as required
7.11 Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.123, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
7.12 Subd. 2. Design. The commissioner of veterans affairs shall design the emblem for
7.13the veterans' special plates, subject to the approval of the commissioner, that satisfy the
7.15(a) For a Vietnam veteran who served after July 1, 1961, and before July 1, 1978,
7.16in the active military service in a branch of the armed forces of the United States or a
7.17nation or society allied with the United States the special plates must bear the inscription
7.20(b) For a veteran stationed on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, or offshore, during the
7.21attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the special plates must bear the inscription
7.22"PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR."
7.25(c) For a veteran who served during
7.26bear the inscription "WORLD WAR VET."
7.33(d) For a veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, the special plates must
7.34bear the inscription "KOREAN VET."
8.3(e) For a combat wounded veteran who is a recipient of the Purple Heart medal, the
8.4plates must bear the inscription "COMBAT WOUNDED VET" and have a facsimile or an
8.5emblem of the official Purple Heart medal
8.7 A member of the United States armed forces who is serving actively in the military
8.8and who is a recipient of the Purple Heart medal is also eligible for this license plate.
8.9The commissioner of public safety shall ensure that information regarding the required
8.10proof of eligibility for any applicant under this paragraph who has not yet been issued
8.11military discharge papers is distributed to the public officials responsible for administering
8.13(f) For a Persian Gulf War veteran, the plates must bear the inscription "GULF
8.16the purposes of this section, "Persian Gulf War veteran" means a person who served on
8.17active duty after August 1, 1990, in a branch of the armed forces of the United States or
8.18a nation or society allied with the United States or the United Nations during Operation
8.19Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, or other military operation in the Persian Gulf
8.20area combat zone as designated in United States Presidential Executive Order No. 12744,
8.21dated January 21, 1991.
8.22(g) For a veteran who served in the Laos War after July 1, 1961, and before July 1,
8.231978, the special plates must bear the inscription "LAOS WAR VET."
8.26(h) For a veteran who is the recipient of:
8.27(1) the Iraq Campaign Medal, the special plates must be inscribed with a facsimile of
8.28that medal and must bear the inscription "IRAQ WAR VET" directly below the special
8.30(2) the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the special plates must be inscribed with a
8.31facsimile of that medal and must bear the inscription "AFGHAN WAR VET" directly
8.32below the special plate number;
8.33(3) the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the special plates must
8.34be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the inscription "GWOT
8.35VETERAN" directly below the special plate number; or
9.1(4) the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the special plates must bear an
9.2appropriate inscription that includes a facsimile of that medal.
9.3(i) For a veteran who is the recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
9.4the special plates must be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the
9.5inscription "GWOT VETERAN" directly below the special plate number. In addition,
9.6any member of the National Guard or other military reserves who has been ordered to
9.7federally funded state active service under United States Code, title 32, as defined in
9.8section 190.05, subdivision 5b, and who is the recipient of the Global War on Terrorism
9.9Service Medal, is eligible for the license plate described in this paragraph, irrespective of
9.10whether that person qualifies as a veteran under section 197.447.
9.11(j) For a veteran who is the recipient of the Korean Defense Service Medal,
9.12the special plates must be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the
9.13inscription "KOREAN DEFENSE SERVICE" directly below the special plate number.
9.14(k) For a veteran who is a recipient of the Bronze Star medal, the plates must bear
9.15the inscription "BRONZE STAR VET" and have a facsimile or an emblem of the official
9.16Bronze Star medal.
9.17(l) For a veteran who is a recipient of the Silver Star medal, the plates must bear
9.18the inscription "SILVER STAR VET" and have a facsimile or an emblem of the official
9.19Silver Star medal.
9.20 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.183, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
9.21 Subdivision 1. Payment of taxes. All trucks, truck-tractors,
9.22 trucks using combination, and buses which comply with all of the provisions of section
9.23168.181 , subdivision 1, clause (6), but are excluded from the exemptions
9.24 solely because of the
9.27taxes applicable to like vehicles owned by Minnesota residents
9.28 nonresidents may make application to pay
9.29to the number of months or fraction thereof
9.30purposes of this subdivision, buses do not include charter buses that are considered
9.31proratable vehicles under section 168.187, subdivision 4.
9.32 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.187, subdivision 17, is amended to read:
9.33 Subd. 17. Trip permit. Subject to agreements or arrangements made or entered into
9.34pursuant to subdivision 7, the commissioner may issue trip permits for use of Minnesota
10.1highways by individual vehicles, on an occasional basis, for periods not to exceed 120
10.2hours in compliance with rules promulgated pursuant to subdivision 23 and upon payment
10.3of a fee of $15. For the purposes of this subdivision, "on an occasional basis" means
10.4no more than one permit per vehicle within a 30-day period, which begins the day a
10.5permit is effective.
10.6 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
10.8 Subd. 3d. Used vehicle parts dealer. A used vehicle parts dealer licensee may sell,
10.9solicit, or advertise the sale of used parts and the remaining scrap metals, but is prohibited
10.10from selling any new or used motor vehicles for use at retail or for resale to a dealer.
10.11 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.27, subdivision 10, is amended to read:
10.12 Subd. 10. Place of business. (a) All licensees under this section shall have an
10.13established place of business which shall include as a minimum:
10.14(1) For a new motor vehicle dealer, the following:
10.15(i) a commercial building owned or under lease by the licensee. The lease must
10.16be for a minimum term of one year. The building must contain office space where the
10.17books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with
10.18personnel available during normal business hours. Dealership business hours must be
10.19conspicuously posted on the place of doing business and readily viewable by the public;
10.20(ii) a bona fide contract or franchise (A) in effect with a manufacturer or distributor
10.21of the new motor vehicles the dealer proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or auction, or (B)
10.22in effect with the first-stage manufacturer or distributor of new motor vehicles purchased
10.23from a van converter or modifier which the dealer proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or
10.24auction, or (C) in effect with the final-stage manufacturer of the new type A, B, or C motor
10.25homes which the dealer proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or auction;
10.26(iii) a facility for the repair and servicing of motor vehicles and the storage of parts
10.27and accessories, not to exceed ten miles distance from the principal place of business. The
10.28service may be provided through contract with bona fide operators actually engaged
10.29in the services;
10.30(iv) an area either indoors or outdoors to display motor vehicles that is owned or
10.31under lease by the licensee; and
10.32(v) a sign readily viewable by the public that clearly identifies the dealership by name.
10.33(2) For a used motor vehicle dealer, the following:
11.1(i) a commercial building owned or under lease by the licensee. The lease must
11.2be for a minimum term of one year. The building must contain office space where the
11.3books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with
11.4personnel available during normal business hours or automatic telephone answering
11.5service during normal business hours. Dealership business hours must be conspicuously
11.6posted on the place of doing business and readily viewable by the public;
11.7(ii) an area either indoors or outdoors to display motor vehicles which is owned or
11.8under lease by the licensee; and
11.9(iii) a sign readily viewable by the public that clearly identifies the dealership by
11.11(3) For a motor vehicle lessor, the following: a commercial office space where the
11.12books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with
11.13personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic telephone answering
11.14service during normal business hours. Business hours must be conspicuously posted on
11.15the place of doing business and readily viewable by the public. The office space must be
11.16owned or under lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.
11.17(4) For a motor vehicle wholesaler, the following: a commercial office space where
11.18the books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained
11.19with personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic telephone
11.20answering service during normal business hours. The office space must be owned or under
11.21lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.
11.22(5) For a motor vehicle auctioneer, the following: a permanent enclosed commercial
11.23building, within or without the state, on a permanent foundation, owned or under lease
11.24by the licensee. The lease must be for a minimum term of one year. The building must
11.25contain office space where the books, records, and files necessary to conduct the business
11.26are kept and maintained with personnel available during normal business hours or an
11.27automatic telephone answering service during normal business hours.
11.28(6) For a motor vehicle broker, the following: a commercial office space where
11.29books, records, and files necessary to conduct business are kept and maintained with
11.30personnel available during normal business hours, or an automatic telephone answering
11.31service available during normal business hours. A sign, clearly identifying the motor
11.32vehicle broker by name and listing the broker's business hours, must be posted in a location
11.33and manner readily viewable by a member of the public visiting the office space. The
11.34office space must be owned or under lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.
11.35(7) For a limited use vehicle license holder, the following: a commercial office space
11.36where books, records, and files necessary to conduct nonprofit charitable activities are kept
12.1and maintained with personnel available during normal business hours, or an automatic
12.2telephonic answering service available during normal business hours. The office space
12.3must be owned or under lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee.
12.4(b) If a new or used motor vehicle dealer maintains more than one place of doing
12.5business in a county, the separate places must be listed on the application. If additional
12.6places of business are maintained outside of one county, separate licenses must be
12.7obtained for each county.
12.8(c) If a motor vehicle lessor, wholesaler, auctioneer, or motor vehicle broker
12.9maintains more than one permanent place of doing business, either in one or more
12.10counties, the separate places must be listed in the application, but only one license is
12.11required. If a lessor proposes to sell previously leased or rented vehicles or if a broker
12.12proposes to establish an office at a location outside the seven-county metropolitan area, as
12.13defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, other than cities of the first class, the lessor or
12.14broker must obtain a license for each nonmetropolitan area county in which the lessor's
12.15sales are to take place or where the broker proposes to locate an office.
12.16(d) If a motor vehicle dealer, lessor, wholesaler, or motor vehicle broker does not
12.17have direct access to a public road or street, any privately owned roadway providing
12.18access to a public road or street must be clearly identified and adequately maintained.
12.19(e) A new or used motor vehicle dealer may establish a temporary place of business
12.20outside the county where it maintains its licensed location to sell horse trailers exclusively
12.21without obtaining an additional license.
12.22(f) A new or used motor vehicle dealer may establish a temporary place of business
12.23outside the county where it maintains its licensed location to sell recreational vehicles
12.24exclusively without obtaining an additional license if:
12.25(1) the dealer establishes a temporary place of business for the sale of recreational
12.26vehicles not more than four times during any calendar year;
12.27(2) each temporary place of business other than an official county fair or the
12.28Minnesota State Fair within the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section
12.29473.121, subdivision 2 , is established jointly with at least four other recreational vehicle
12.31(3) each temporary place of business other than an official county fair outside
12.32the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, is
12.33established jointly with at least one other recreational vehicle dealer;
12.34(4) each establishment of a temporary place of business for the sale of recreational
12.35vehicles is for no more than 12 consecutive days; and
13.1(5) the dealer notifies the registrar of motor vehicles of each temporary place of
13.2business for the sale of recreational vehicles.
13.3 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.27, subdivision 11, is amended to read:
13.4 Subd. 11. Dealers' licenses; location change notice; fee. (a) Application for
13.5a dealer's license or notification of a change of location of the place of business on a
13.6dealer's license must include a street address, not a post office box, and is subject to the
13.8(b) Upon the filing of an application for a dealer's license and the proper fee, unless
13.9the application on its face appears to be invalid, the commissioner shall grant a 90-day
13.10temporary license. During the 90-day period following issuance of the temporary license,
13.11the commissioner shall inspect the place of business site and insure compliance with this
13.12section and rules adopted under this section.
13.13(c) The commissioner may extend the temporary license 30 days to allow the
13.14temporarily licensed dealer to come into full compliance with this section and rules
13.15adopted under this section.
13.16(d) In no more than 120 days following issuance of the temporary license, the dealer
13.17license must either be granted or denied.
13.18(e) A license must be denied under the following conditions:
13.19(1) The license must be denied if within the previous ten years the applicant was
13.20enjoined due to a violation of section 325F.69 or convicted of violating section 325E.14,
13.21325E.15 , 325E.16, or 325F.69, or convicted under section 609.53 of receiving or selling
13.22stolen vehicles, or convicted of violating United States Code, title 15, sections 1981 to
13.231991 or pleaded guilty, entered a plea of nolo contendere or no contest, or has been found
13.24guilty in a court of competent jurisdiction of any charge of failure to pay state or federal
13.25income or sales taxes or felony charge of forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under
13.26false pretenses, theft by swindle, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or bribery.
13.30revoked within the previous ten years.
13.31(f) If the application is approved, the commissioner shall license the applicant as a
13.32dealer for one year from the date the temporary license is granted and issue a certificate
13.33of license that must include a distinguishing number of identification of the dealer. The
13.34license must be displayed in a prominent place in the dealer's licensed place of business.
14.1(g) Each initial application for a license must be accompanied by a fee of $100 in
14.2addition to the annual fee. The annual fee is $150. The initial fees and annual fees must
14.3be paid into the state treasury and credited to the general fund except that $50 of each
14.4initial and annual fee must be paid into the vehicle services operating account in the
14.5special revenue fund under section 299A.705.
14.6 Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.153, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
14.7 Subdivision 1. Older model vehicle. (a) A dealer who buys an older model vehicle
14.8to dismantle or destroy must:
14.9 (1) obtain the certificate of title or verify ownership on the department's electronic
14.11 (2) notify any secured parties; and
14.12 (3) retain the certificate of title or a copy of the motor vehicle record.
14.13 (b) A dealer who buys an older model vehicle to
14.15The notification must be made electronically as prescribed by the registrar, and must
14.16include the vehicle's license plate number and identification number, and the seller's
14.17name and driver's license number.
14.18(c) The records and information retained or submitted under paragraphs (a) and (b)
14.19shall be kept and maintained in a manner consistent with the requirements of section
14.20168A.11, subdivision 3.
14.21 Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168A.153, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
14.22 Subd. 2. Late-model or high-value vehicle. (a) A dealer who buys a late-model or
14.23high-value vehicle to
14.24 (1) obtain the certificate of title;
14.25 (2) notify
14.28 (3) retain the certificate of title or a copy of the motor vehicle record.
14.29(b) A dealer who buys a late-model or high-value vehicle to dismantle or destroy
14.30must notify the department within ten days. The notification must be made electronically
14.31as prescribed by the registrar, must include the vehicle's license plate number and
14.32identification number, and must include the seller's name and driver's license number.
15.1(c) The records and information retained or submitted under paragraphs (a) and (b)
15.2shall be kept and maintained in a manner consistent with the requirements of section
15.3168A.11, subdivision 3.
15.4 Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168B.15, is amended to read:
15.5168B.15 TOW TRUCK PERMIT.
15.6 The commissioner of transportation may issue permits to an applicant who pays a
15.7single $300 annual fee to cover all tow trucks and towing vehicles owned by the applicant
15.8and meets any other conditions prescribed by the commissioner. The permit authorizes the
15.9tow truck or towing vehicle, when towing a disabled or damaged vehicle to a place of repair
15.10or to a place of safekeeping, to exceed the length and weight limitations of
15.11 Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.011, subdivision 71, is amended to read:
15.12 Subd. 71. School bus. (a) "School bus" means a motor vehicle used to transport
15.13pupils to or from a school defined in section 120A.22, or to or from school-related
15.14activities, by the school or a school district, or by someone under an agreement with the
15.15school or a school district. A school bus does not include a motor vehicle transporting
15.16children to or from school for which parents or guardians receive direct compensation
15.17from a school district, a motor coach operating under charter carrier authority, a transit
15.18bus providing services as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 7, or a vehicle otherwise
15.19qualifying as a type III vehicle under paragraph (h), when the vehicle is properly
15.20registered and insured and being driven by an employee or agent of a school district for
15.21nonscheduled or nonregular transportation.
15.22(b) A school bus may be type A, type B, type C, or type D, multifunction school
15.23activity bus, or type III as provided in paragraphs (c) to (h).
15.24(c) A "type A school bus" is a van conversion or bus constructed utilizing a
15.25cutaway front section vehicle with a left-side driver's door. This definition includes two
15.26classifications: type A-I, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) less than or equal
15.27to 14,500 pounds; and type A-II, with a GVWR greater than 14,500 pounds and less
15.28than or equal to 21,500 pounds.
15.29(d) A "type B school bus" is constructed utilizing a stripped chassis. The entrance
15.30door is behind the front wheels. This definition includes two classifications: type B-I,
15.31with a GVWR less than or equal to 10,000 pounds; and type B-II, with a GVWR greater
15.32than 10,000 pounds.
15.33(e) A "type C school bus" is constructed utilizing a chassis with a hood and front
15.34fender assembly. The entrance door is behind the front wheels. A "type C school bus" also
16.1includes a cutaway truck chassis or truck chassis with cab, with or without a left side door,
16.2and with a GVWR greater than 21,500 pounds.
16.3(f) A "type D school bus" is constructed utilizing a stripped chassis. The entrance
16.4door is ahead of the front wheels.
16.5(g) A "multifunction school activity bus" is a school bus that meets the definition
16.6of a multifunction school activity bus in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section
16.7571.3. A vehicle that meets the definition of a type III vehicle is not a multifunction
16.8school activity bus.
16.9(h) A "type III vehicle" is restricted to passenger
16.10 and buses having a maximum manufacturer's rated seating capacity of ten or fewer people,
16.11including the driver, and a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less. A "type
16.12III vehicle" must not be outwardly equipped and identified as a type A, B, C, or D school
16.13bus or type A, B, C, or D Head Start bus. A van or bus converted to a seating capacity of
16.14ten or fewer and placed in service on or after August 1, 1999, must have been originally
16.15manufactured to comply with the passenger safety standards.
16.16(i) In this subdivision, "gross vehicle weight rating" means the value specified by
16.17the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle.
16.18 Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.18, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
16.19 Subd. 4. Passing on the right. The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon
16.20the right of another vehicle only upon the following conditions:
16.21(1) when the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
16.22(2) upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not occupied by parked
16.23vehicles of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles in each direction;
16.24(3) upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which traffic is restricted to one
16.25direction of movement, where the roadway is free from obstructions and of sufficient
16.26width for two or more lines of moving vehicles;
16.27(4) when the driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the
16.28right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. In no event shall such
16.29movement be made by driving in a bicycle lane or onto the shoulder, whether paved or
16.30unpaved, or off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway.
16.31 Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.18, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
16.32 Subd. 7. Laned highway. When any roadway has been divided into two or more
16.33clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent
16.34herewith, shall apply:
17.1(a) A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane
17.2and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such
17.3movement can be made with safety.
17.4(b) Upon a roadway which is not a one-way roadway and which is divided into three
17.5lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing
17.6another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic
17.7within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the
17.8time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding, and
17.9is signposted to give notice of such allocation. The left lane of a three-lane roadway which
17.10is not a one-way roadway shall not be used for overtaking and passing another vehicle.
17.11(c) Official signs may be erected directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated
17.12lane or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction, and drivers of
17.13vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign.
17.14(d) Whenever a bicycle lane has been established on a roadway, any person
17.15operating a motor vehicle on such roadway shall not drive in the bicycle lane except to
17.16 perform parking maneuvers in order to park where parking is permitted, to enter or leave
17.17the highway, or to prepare for a turn as provided in section 169.19, subdivision 1.
17.18 Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
17.19 Subdivision 1. Turning at intersection. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn
17.20at an intersection shall do so as follows:
17.21(a) Both the approach for a right turn and a right turn shall be made as close as
17.22practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
17.23(b) Approach for a left turn on other than one-way roadways shall be made in that
17.24portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the centerline thereof, and after entering
17.25the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the
17.26centerline of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made
17.27in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.
17.28(c) Approach for a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway shall
17.29be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the centerline thereof and
17.30by passing to the right of such centerline where it enters the intersection.
17.31(d) A left turn from a one-way roadway into a two-way roadway shall be made
17.32from the left-hand lane and by passing to the right of the centerline of the roadway being
17.33entered upon leaving the intersection.
17.34(e) Where both streets or roadways are one way, both the approach for a left turn and
17.35a left turn shall be made as close as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
18.1(f) Local authorities in their respective jurisdictions may cause markers, buttons, or
18.2signs to be placed within or adjacent to intersections and thereby require and direct that a
18.3different course from that specified in this section be traveled by vehicles turning at an
18.4intersection, and when markers, buttons, or signs are so placed no driver of a vehicle shall
18.5turn a vehicle at an intersection other than as directed and required by such markers,
18.6buttons, or signs.
18.7(g) Whenever it is necessary for the driver of a motor vehicle to cross a bicycle
18.8lane adjacent to the driver's lane of travel to make a turn, the driver shall first signal the
18.9movement, then drive the motor vehicle into the bicycle lane prior to making the turn,
18.11turn consistent with any traffic markers, buttons, or signs, yielding the right-of-way to any
18.12vehicles or bicycles approaching so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.
18.13 Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.34, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
18.14 Subdivision 1. Prohibitions. (a) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle,
18.15except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the
18.16directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
18.17 (1) on a sidewalk;
18.18 (2) in front of a public or private driveway;
18.19 (3) within an intersection;
18.20 (4) within ten feet of a fire hydrant;
18.21 (5) on a crosswalk;
18.22 (6) within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
18.23 (7) within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or
18.24traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
18.25 (8) between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the
18.26curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated
18.27by signs or markings;
18.28 (9) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
18.29 (10) within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of
18.30a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of said entrance when
18.32 (11) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping,
18.33standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
18.34 (12) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a
19.1 (13) upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway
19.2tunnel, except as otherwise provided by ordinance;
19.3(14) within a designated bicycle lane, except when posted signs permit parking; or
19.5 (b) No person shall move a vehicle not owned by such person into any prohibited
19.6area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
19.7 (c) No person shall, for camping purposes, leave or park a travel trailer on or within
19.8the limits of any highway or on any highway right-of-way, except where signs are erected
19.9designating the place as a campsite.
19.10 (d) No person shall stop or park a vehicle on a street or highway when directed or
19.11ordered to proceed by any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control,
19.12or regulate traffic.
19.13 Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.346, is amended by adding a subdivision
19.15 Subd. 1a. Disability parking when designated spaces occupied or unavailable.
19.16In the event the designated disability parking spaces are either occupied or unavailable,
19.17a vehicle bearing a valid disability parking certificate issued under section 169.345 or
19.18license plates for physically disabled persons under section 168.021 may park at an angle
19.19and occupy two standard parking spaces.
19.20 Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.346, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
19.21 Subd. 2. Disability parking space signs. (a) Parking spaces reserved for physically
19.22disabled persons must be designated and identified by the posting of signs incorporating
19.23the international symbol of access in white on blue and indicating that violators are subject
19.24to a fine of up to $200. These parking spaces are reserved for disabled persons with motor
19.25vehicles displaying the required certificate, plates, permit valid for 30 days, or insignia.
19.26(b) For purposes of this subdivision, a parking space that is clearly identified as
19.27reserved for physically disabled persons by a permanently posted sign that does not
19.28meet all design standards, is considered designated and reserved for physically disabled
19.29persons. A sign posted for the purpose of this section must be visible from inside a motor
19.30vehicle parked in the space, be kept clear of snow or other obstructions which block its
19.31visibility, and be nonmovable
19.32 Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.443, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
20.1 Subd. 9. Personal cellular phone call prohibition. (a) As used in this subdivision,
20.2"school bus" has the meaning given in section 169.011, subdivision 71. In addition, the
20.3term includes type III vehicles as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 71, when driven
20.4by employees or agents of school districts.
20.5 (b) A school bus driver may not operate a school bus while communicating over, or
20.6otherwise operating, a cellular phone for personal reasons, whether handheld or hands
20.7free, when the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic.
20.8 Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.447, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
20.9 Subd. 2. Driver seat belt. School buses and Head Start buses must be equipped
20.10with driver seat belts and seat belt assemblies of the type described in section 169.685,
20.11subdivision 3 .
20.12properly adjusted and fastened seat belt, including both the shoulder and lap belt when the
20.13vehicle is so equipped, shall be worn by the driver.
20.14 Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.454, subdivision 12, is amended to read:
20.15 Subd. 12. Option.
20.16fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and warning triangles in the trunk or trunk area of the vehicle,
20.17if a label in the driver and front passenger area clearly indicates the location of these items.
20.18 Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.01, subdivision 49b, is amended to read:
20.19 Subd. 49b. Valid medical examiner's certificate. (a) "Valid medical examiner's
20.20certificate" means a record, on a form prescribed by the department:
20.21(1) of a medical examiner's examination of a person who holds or is applying for a
20.22class A, class B, or class C commercial driver's license;
20.23(2) upon which the medical examiner attests that the applicant or license holder is
20.24physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle; and
20.25(3) that is not expired.
20.26(b) A valid medical examiner's certificate must be issued by a medical examiner
20.27who is certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration and listed on the National
20.28Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
20.29EFFECTIVE DATE.The section is effective May 1, 2014.
20.30 Sec. 35. [171.017] BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS; DEPARTMENT
21.1 Subdivision 1. Background checks authorized. The commissioner shall
21.2investigate the criminal history background of any current or prospective employees of the
21.3department being considered for any position with the department that has or will have:
21.4(1) the ability to create or modify records of applicants for enhanced drivers' licenses
21.5under section 171.01, subdivision 31a, or enhanced identification cards under section
21.6171.01, subdivision 31b;
21.7(2) the ability to issue enhanced drivers' licenses under section 171.01, subdivision
21.831a, or enhanced identification cards under section 171.01, subdivision 31b; or
21.9(3) the ability to administer knowledge or skills tests under section 171.13 to an
21.10applicant for a commercial driver's license.
21.11 Subd. 2. Procedure. (a) The commissioner must request a criminal history
21.12background check from the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on all
21.13individuals specified in subdivision 1. A request under this section must be accompanied
21.14by an executed criminal history consent form, including fingerprints, signed by the current
21.15or prospective employee being investigated.
21.16(b) After receiving a request under paragraph (a), the superintendent of the Bureau
21.17of Criminal Apprehension shall perform the background check required under subdivision
21.181. The superintendent shall retrieve criminal history data as defined in section 13.87,
21.19conduct a search of the national criminal records repository, and provide wants and
21.20warrant information from federal and state repositories. The superintendent is authorized
21.21to exchange fingerprints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the
21.22criminal history check. The superintendent shall return the results of the background
21.23checks to the commissioner to determine whether:
21.24(1) the employee or applicant for employment specified in subdivision 1, clause (1)
21.25or (2), has committed a disqualifying crime under Code of Federal Regulations, title
21.2649, section 1572.103; or
21.27(2) the employee or applicant for employment specified in subdivision 1, clause (3),
21.28has a conviction of the type specified by Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section
21.30(c) The superintendent shall recover the cost to the bureau of a background check
21.31through a fee charged to the commissioner.
21.32 Subd. 3. Notification by other criminal justice agencies. Criminal justice
21.33agencies, as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 3a, shall provide the commissioner
21.34with information they possess and that the commissioner requires for the purposes of
21.35determining the employment suitability of current or prospective employees subject to
22.1 Subd. 4. Annual background checks in certain instances. Consistent with Code
22.2of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 384.228, the commissioner shall request and the
22.3superintendent shall conduct annual background checks for the department employees
22.4specified in subdivision 1, clause (3). Annual background checks under this subdivision
22.5shall be performed in a manner consistent with subdivisions 2 and 3.
22.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
22.7 Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.07, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
22.8 Subd. 3a. Identification cards for seniors. A Minnesota identification card issued
22.9to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall be of a distinguishing color and plainly
22.10marked "senior." The fee for the card issued to an applicant 65 years of age or over shall
22.11be one-half the required fee for a class D driver's license rounded down to the nearest
22.12quarter dollar. A Minnesota identification card or a Minnesota driver's license issued to a
22.13person 65 years of age or over shall be valid identification for the purpose of qualifying
22.14for reduced rates, free licenses or services provided by any board, commission, agency or
22.15institution that is wholly or partially funded by state appropriations. This subdivision does
22.16not apply to an enhanced identification card issued to an applicant age 65 or older.
22.17 Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.07, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
22.18 Subd. 4. Expiration. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, the
22.19expiration date of Minnesota identification cards of applicants under the age of 65 shall be
22.20the birthday of the applicant in the fourth year following the date of issuance of the card.
22.21(b) A Minnesota identification
22.23this paragraph, "Minnesota identification card" does not include an enhanced identification
22.24card issued to an applicant age 65 or older.
22.25(c) The expiration date for an Under-21 identification card is the cardholder's 21st
22.26birthday. The commissioner shall issue an identification card to a holder of an Under-21
22.27identification card who applies for the card, pays the required fee, and presents proof of
22.28identity and age, unless the commissioner determines that the applicant is not qualified
22.29for the identification card.
22.30 Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
22.32 Subd. 2a. Transportation ombudsperson. (a) The commissioner shall appoint a
22.33person to the position of transportation ombudsperson. The transportation ombudsperson
23.1reports directly to the commissioner. The ombudsperson must be selected without regard to
23.2political affiliation and must be qualified to perform the duties specified in this subdivision.
23.3(b) Powers and duties of the transportation ombudsperson include, but are not
23.5(1) providing a neutral, independent resource for dispute and issue resolution between
23.6the department and the general public where another mechanism or forum is not available;
23.7(2) gathering information about decisions, acts, and other matters of the department;
23.8(3) providing information to the general public;
23.9(4) facilitating discussions or arranging mediation when appropriate; and
23.10(5) maintaining and monitoring performance measures for the ombudsperson
23.12(c) The transportation ombudsperson may not hold another formal position within
23.13the department. The transportation ombudsperson may not impose a complaint fee.
23.14(d) Amounts that may be spent to pay the costs of the transportation ombudsperson
23.15program must be specifically appropriated by law and may not be transferred from any
23.16other appropriation. Any excess appropriation cancels at the end of the year to the fund
23.17from which it was appropriated.
23.18 Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.24, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:
23.19 Subd. 5a. Method of payment,
23.20and engineering design, eligible capital assistance, operating assistance, and other
23.21eligible assistance for public transit services furthering the purposes of section 174.21
23.24 Sec. 40. [174.45] PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS INVOLVING PUBLIC
23.25INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS; JOINT PROGRAM OFFICE.
23.26The commissioner may establish a joint program office to oversee and coordinate
23.27activities to develop, evaluate, and implement public-private partnerships involving public
23.28infrastructure investments. At the request of the commissioner of transportation, the
23.29commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget, the commissioner of employment
23.30and economic development, the executive director of the Public Facilities Authority, and
23.31other state agencies shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the commissioner
23.32of transportation for activities related to public-private partnerships involving public
24.1 Sec. 41. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.17, is amended to read:
24.2219.17 UNIFORM WARNING SIGNS.
24.3The commissioner by rule shall require that uniform warning signs be placed at
24.4grade crossings. There
24.7yield sign with the word "yield" plainly appearing on it; and, when deemed necessary and
24.8instead of a yield sign, a stop sign with the word "stop" plainly appearing on it, to indicate
24.9that persons on the highway approaching the crossing, whether in vehicles or otherwise,
24.10must come to a stop before proceeding over the grade crossing.
24.11 Sec. 42. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.18, is amended to read:
24.12219.18 RAILROAD TO ERECT SIGN.
24.13At each grade crossing established after April 23, 1925 and where and when crossing
24.14signs existing as of April 24, 1925 are replaced, the railway company operating the railroad
24.15at that crossing shall erect and maintain one or more uniform
24.16 signs. The signs must be on each side of the railroad tracks and within
24.17nearest rail, or at a distance greater than 50 feet as determined by the commissioner.
24.18 Sec. 43. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.20, is amended to read:
24.19219.20 STOP SIGN; YIELD SIGN.
24.20 Subdivision 1. When installation required; procedure. At each grade crossing not
24.21equipped with flashing lights or flashing lights and gates where, because of the dangers
24.22attendant upon its use, the reasonable protection of life and property makes it necessary
24.23for persons approaching the crossing to stop or yield before crossing the railroad tracks,
24.24stop signs or yield signs must be installed. When the government entity responsible for a
24.25road that crosses a railroad track deems it necessary to install stop signs or yield signs
24.26 at that crossing, it shall petition the commissioner to order the installation of the stop
24.27signs or yield signs. The commissioner shall respond to the petition by investigating
24.28the conditions at the crossing to determine whether stop signs or yield signs should be
24.29installed at the crossing. On determining, after an investigation following a petition from
24.30a governmental agency or subdivision or on the commissioner's own motion, that stop
24.31signs or yield signs should be installed at a crossing, the commissioner shall designate
24.32the crossing as a stop crossing or yield crossing and shall notify the railway company
24.33operating the railroad at the crossing of this designation. Within 30 days after notification,
25.1the railway company shall erect the uniform stop crossing signs or yield crossing signs in
25.2accordance with the commissioner's order.
25.3 Subd. 2. Stopping distances. When a stop sign or a yield sign has been erected at
25.4a railroad crossing, the driver of a vehicle approaching a railroad crossing shall stop or
25.5yield within 50 feet, but not less than ten feet, from the nearest track of the crossing and
25.6shall proceed only upon exercising due care.
25.7 Sec. 44. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.0314, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
25.8 Subd. 2. Qualification of driver. Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part
25.9391 and appendixes D and E, are incorporated by reference except for sections 391.2;
25.10391.11, paragraph (b)(1); 391.47; 391.49; 391.62; 391.64; 391.67; 391.68; and 391.69. In
25.11addition, cross-references to sections or paragraphs not incorporated in this subdivision
25.12are not incorporated by reference. For medical examinations conducted on and after May
25.1321, 2014, the term "medical examiner" as used in this section and in the rules promulgated
25.14under this section means an individual certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
25.15Administration and listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
25.16 Sec. 45. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.0314, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
25.17 Subd. 3a. Waiver for other medical condition. (a) The commissioner may grant
25.18a waiver to a person who is not physically qualified to drive under Code of Federal
25.19Regulations, title 49, section 391.41,
25.20or (b)(11). A waiver granted under this subdivision applies to intrastate transportation only.
25.21(b) A person who wishes to obtain a waiver under this subdivision must give the
25.22commissioner the following information:
25.23(1) the applicant's name, address, and telephone number;
25.24(2) the name, address, and telephone number of an employer coapplicant, if any;
25.25(3) a description of the applicant's experience in driving the type of vehicle to be
25.26operated under the waiver;
25.27(4) a description of the type of driving to be done under the waiver;
25.28(5) a description of any modifications to the vehicle the applicant intends to drive
25.29under the waiver that are designed to accommodate the applicant's medical condition or
25.31(6) whether the applicant has been granted another waiver under this subdivision;
25.32(7) a copy of the applicant's current driver's license;
25.33(8) a copy of a medical examiner's report and medical examiner's certificate showing
25.34that the applicant is medically unqualified to drive unless a waiver is granted;
26.1(9) a statement from the applicant's treating physician that includes:
26.2(i) the extent to which the physician is familiar with the applicant's medical history;
26.3(ii) a description of the applicant's medical condition for which a waiver is necessary;
26.4(iii) assurance that the applicant has the ability and willingness to follow any course
26.5of treatment prescribed by the physician, including the ability to self-monitor or manage
26.6the medical condition; and
26.7(iv) the physician's professional opinion that the applicant's condition will not
26.8adversely affect the applicant's ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely; and
26.9(10) any other information considered necessary by the commissioner including
26.10requiring a physical examination or medical report from a physician who specializes
26.11in a particular field of medical practice.
26.12(c) In granting a waiver under this subdivision, the commissioner may impose
26.13conditions the commissioner considers necessary to ensure that an applicant is able to
26.14operate a motor vehicle safely and that the safety of the general public is protected.
26.15(d) A person who is granted a waiver under this subdivision must:
26.16(1) at intervals specified in the waiver, give the commissioner periodic reports from
26.17the person's treating physician, or a medical specialist if the commissioner so requires in
26.18the waiver, that contain the information described in paragraph (b), clause (9), together
26.19with a description of any episode that involved the person's loss of consciousness or loss
26.20of ability to operate a motor vehicle safely; and
26.21(2) immediately report the person's involvement in an accident for which a report is
26.22required under section 169.09, subdivision 7.
26.33a waiver granted under this subdivision. Notice of the commissioner's reasons for
26.34denying an application or for revoking a waiver must be in writing and must be mailed
26.35to the applicant's or waiver holder's last known address by certified mail, return receipt
27.1requested. A person whose application is denied or whose waiver is revoked is entitled to
27.2a hearing under chapter 14.
27.4shown on the medical examiner's certificate described in paragraph (b), clause (8).
27.5 Sec. 46. BUS RAPID TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORIZED.
27.6Washington County Regional Rail Authority may exercise the powers conferred
27.7by Minnesota Statutes, section 398A.04, to plan, establish, acquire, develop, construct,
27.8purchase, enlarge, extend, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate, and protect a bus
27.9rapid transit system located within Washington County on transitways included in and
27.10approved by the Metropolitan Council's 2030 Transportation Policy Plan, including the
27.11Rush Line, Highway 36, Gateway, and Red Rock transit corridors.
27.12EFFECTIVE DATE.Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, subdivision
27.131, paragraph (a), this section is effective without local approval the day following final
27.15 Sec. 47. CENTRAL CORRIDOR LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT; CENTRAL
27.17(a) For purposes of this section:
27.18(1) "city" means the city of St. Paul;
27.19(2) "council" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
27.20subdivision 3; and
27.21(3) "pedestrian skyway system" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes,
27.22section 469.125, subdivision 4.
27.23(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for the Central Station on the
27.24Central Corridor light rail transit line, the council and city shall include construction or
27.25establishment of access to a pedestrian skyway system as part of the initial transit line
27.26construction project. The council and city shall ensure that public access to the pedestrian
27.27skyway system is provided by an elevator located at the site of the station.
27.28(c) The council and city shall meet the requirements under this section at the time of
27.29initial construction of the Central Corridor light rail transit line and the Central Station.
27.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
27.31 Sec. 48. CONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND; LE SUEUR COUNTY.
28.1(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.281 to 16B.287, 92.45,
28.2161.43, and 161.44, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation
28.3may convey and quitclaim to a private party all right, title, and interest of the state of
28.4Minnesota, in the land described in paragraph (e). The consideration for a conveyance
28.5shall be the cost of planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping a
28.6comparable rest area facility.
28.7(b) Proceeds from the sale of real estate or buildings under this section shall be
28.8deposited in the safety rest area account established in Minnesota Statutes, section
28.10(c) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
28.11attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure
28.12accuracy. The conveyance may take place only upon conditions determined by the
28.13commissioner of transportation.
28.14(d) No direct access shall be permitted between marked Trunk Highway 169 and the
28.15land conveyed under this section.
28.16(e) The land to be conveyed is located in Le Sueur County and is described as
28.17tracts A, B, and C:
28.18 Tract A consists of that part of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19,
28.19Township 112 North, Range 25 West, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, lying southeasterly of
28.20the southeasterly right-of-way line of marked Trunk Highway 169 as the same was located
28.21prior to January 1, 1990, and northerly of the northerly right-of-way line of old marked
28.22Trunk Highway 169 (now known as County State-Aid Highway 28); excepting therefrom
28.23that part thereof lying southwesterly of the following described line: From a point on the
28.24east line of said Section 19, distant 1273 feet north of the east quarter corner thereof, run
28.25southwesterly at an angle of 37 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds from said east section line
28.26(measured from south to west) for 3332.5 feet; thence deflect to the right on a 01 degree
28.2700 minute 00 second curve (delta angle 40 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds) having a length
28.28of 4018.3 feet for 133.6 feet to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence
28.29deflect to the left at an angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds to the tangent of said
28.30curve at said point for 1000 feet and there terminating.
28.31 Tract B consists of that part of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19,
28.32Township 112 North, Range 25 West, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, lying southerly of the
28.33southeasterly right-of-way line of marked Trunk Highway 169 as located prior to January
28.341, 1990, northerly of the northerly right-of-way line of old marked Trunk Highway 169
28.35(now known as County State-Aid Highway 28) and westerly of the following described
28.36line: From a point on the east line of said Section 19, distant 1273 feet north of the East
29.1Quarter corner thereof, run southwesterly at an angle of 37 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds
29.2from said east section line (measured from south to west) for 2318 feet to the point of
29.3beginning of the line to be described; thence deflect to the left at an angle of 90 degrees 00
29.4minutes 00 seconds for 400 feet; thence deflect to the right at an angle of 43 degrees 00
29.5minutes 00 seconds for 1100 feet and there terminating.
29.6 Tract C consists of that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of
29.7Section 19, Township 112 North, Range 25 West, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, lying
29.8southeasterly of marked Trunk Highway 169 as located prior to January 1, 1971, and
29.9northwesterly of old marked Trunk Highway 169 (now known as County State-Aid
29.10Highway 28) and southwesterly of the following described line: From a point on the east
29.11line of said Section 19, distant 1273 feet north of the East Quarter corner thereof, run
29.12southwesterly at an angle of 37 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds with said east section line
29.13for 3332.5 feet; thence deflect to the right on a 01 degree 00 minute 00 second curve
29.14(delta angle 40 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds) having a length of 4018.3 feet for 133.6
29.15feet to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence deflect to the left at an
29.16angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds with the tangent of said curve at said point for
29.171000 feet and there terminating.
29.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
29.19 Sec. 49. CONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND; WASHINGTON COUNTY.
29.20(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.281 to 16B.287; 92.45;
29.21161.43; and 161.44, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation
29.22shall convey and quitclaim to the city of Newport all right, title, and interest of the state of
29.23Minnesota in the land described in paragraph (c).
29.24(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
29.25general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
29.26The consideration for the conveyance shall be the fair market value of the described land.
29.27(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Washington County and is described as:
29.28That part of Minnesota Department of Transportation right-of-way plat no. 82-105
29.29according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the county recorder,
29.30Washington County, Minnesota, described as follows:
29.31Commencing at the most southerly point of said Minnesota Department of
29.32Transportation right-of-way plat no. 82-105 also described on said Minnesota Department
29.33of Transportation right-of-way plat no. 82-105 as monument B14; thence North 89
29.34degrees 23 minutes 29 seconds West assumed bearing along the most southerly line of
29.35said Minnesota Department of Transportation right-of-way plat no. 82-105 for a distance
30.1of 150 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing North 89 degrees 23 minutes
30.229 seconds West along said southerly line of Minnesota Department of Transportation
30.3right-of-way plat no. 82-105 for a distance of 60.04 feet; thence North 12 degrees 55
30.4minutes 17 seconds West for a distance of 102.32 feet; thence North 32 degrees 27 minutes
30.534 seconds West for a distance of 188.48 feet; thence North 51 degrees 59 minutes 59
30.6seconds West for a distance of 426.78 feet; thence North 79 degrees 25 minutes 19 seconds
30.7East for a distance of 481.45 feet; thence southerly along a nontangential curve concave to
30.8the West having a radius of 2,764.77 feet, a central angle of 11 degrees 09 minutes 53
30.9seconds, an arc length of 538.75 feet, a chord length of 537.89 feet, and a chord bearing of
30.10South 05 degrees 05 minutes 36 seconds East; thence South 00 degrees 29 minutes 21
30.11seconds West tangential to said curve for a distance of 74.76 feet to the most southerly
30.12line of said Minnesota Department of Transportation right-of-way plat no. 82-105 and the
30.13point of beginning and there terminating.
30.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
30.15 Sec. 50. LEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 235 REMOVED.
30.16(a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 166, is repealed effective the
30.17day after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between
30.18the commissioner and the governing body of Otter Tail County to transfer jurisdiction of
30.19Legislative Route No. 235 and notifies the revisor of statutes under paragraph (b).
30.20(b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from
30.21Minnesota Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor
30.22electronically or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been
30.24 Sec. 51. LEGISLATIVE ROUTE NO. 256 REMOVED.
30.25(a) Minnesota Statutes, section 161.115, subdivision 187, is repealed effective the
30.26day after the commissioner of transportation receives a copy of the agreement between the
30.27commissioner and the governing body of Blue Earth County to transfer jurisdiction of
30.28Legislative Route No. 256 and notifies the revisor of statutes under paragraph (b).
30.29(b) The revisor of statutes shall delete the route identified in paragraph (a) from
30.30Minnesota Statutes when the commissioner of transportation sends notice to the revisor
30.31electronically or in writing that the conditions required to transfer the route have been
30.33 Sec. 52. SPECIFIC SERVICE SIGN.
31.1 Notwithstanding any other law or administrative rule or order, the commissioner of
31.2transportation, after being assured of adequate funding from nonstate sources, shall erect a
31.3specific service sign on the east side of marked Trunk Highway 52, near its intersection
31.4with 37th Street NW in Olmsted County. The sign must display the name or business
31.5panel, or both, of a retail establishment on the east side of marked Trunk Highway 52 that
31.6began operation before construction of the noise wall on the east side of marked Trunk
31.7Highway 52, and the premises of which is blocked from view by the noise wall.
31.8 Sec. 53. REPEALER.
31.9(a) Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 168.094; and 174.24, subdivision 5, are
31.11(b) Minnesota Rules, part 8820.3300, subpart 2, is repealed.
31.12(c) Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 85, is repealed effective the day following
31.14Delete the title and insert:
31.16relating to transportation; modifying provisions governing transportation and
31.17public safety policies, including highway signs, highway jurisdictions, accounts,
31.18state-aid definitions and variances, vehicle registration and license plates, record
31.19retention, conformance with federal law, motor vehicle dealers, type III vehicles,
31.20bicycle lanes, disability parking, school bus safety, background checks, senior
31.21identification cards, Department of Transportation offices and ombudsperson,
31.22railroad crossing signs, bus rapid transit, light rail transit accessibility, and
31.23land conveyances;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 160.80,
31.24subdivisions 1, 1a, 2; 161.04, subdivision 5; 161.115, subdivision 229, by
31.25adding a subdivision; 161.1231, subdivision 8; 161.14, by adding a subdivision;
31.26162.02, subdivision 3a; 162.09, subdivision 3a; 162.13, subdivision 2; 168.017,
31.27subdivisions 2, 3; 168.053, subdivision 1; 168.123, subdivision 2; 168.183,
31.28subdivision 1; 168.187, subdivision 17; 168.27, subdivisions 10, 11, by adding
31.29a subdivision; 168A.153, subdivisions 1, 2; 168B.15; 169.011, subdivision
31.3071; 169.18, subdivisions 4, 7; 169.19, subdivision 1; 169.34, subdivision
31.311; 169.346, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 169.443, subdivision 9;
31.32169.447, subdivision 2; 169.454, subdivision 12; 171.01, subdivision 49b;
31.33171.07, subdivisions 3a, 4; 174.02, by adding a subdivision; 174.24, subdivision
31.345a; 219.17; 219.18; 219.20; 221.0314, subdivisions 2, 3a; proposing coding for
31.35new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 171; 174; repealing Minnesota Statutes
31.362012, sections 168.094; 174.24, subdivision 5; Laws 2002, chapter 393, section
31.3785; Minnesota Rules, part 8820.3300, subpart 2."