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S.F. No. 1060 - MnDOT Policy Bill (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator Scott J. Newman
Prepared By: Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis (651/296-4791)
Date: February 28, 2017


Section 1.  Rules; eligibility.  Deletes the sunset on targeted group business participation in MnDOT’s bid preference program. 

Section 2.  Requirements; restrictions.  A vehicle hauling milk under an overweight permit issued by the commissioner of transportation may also operate on interstate highways. This is consistent with a change in the federal FAST Act that allows overweight milk trucks on interstate highways. 

Section 3.  Certain convictions not recorded.  The provision that prohibits the department of certain speeding convictions from appearing on a person’s driving record (often referred to as the “Dimler amendment”) do not apply to individuals with a commercial driver learner’s permit. 

Section 4.  Revision of statewide multimodal transportation plan.  Requires the commissioner of transportation to revise the statewide multimodal transportation plan by 2022 and every five years after that. Current law requires the plan to be updated every four years. 

Section 5.  Statewide highway 20-year capital investment plan.  Within one year of each revision of the statewide multimodal transportation plan, the commissioner must prepare a 20-year statewide highway capital investment plan.  Current law requires the 20-year plan to be done at the same time as the statewide multimodal transportation plan. 

Section 6.  Exemptions for pipeline welding trucks.  A pipeline welding truck is exempt from federal requirements relating to registration, driver qualifications, driving regulations, parts, inspection, repair, maintenance, and hours of service.  This exemption mirrors one established for interstate commerce under federal law.


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