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Senate Counsel, Researchand Fiscal Analysis
G-17 State Capitol5 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.St. Paul, MN 55155-1606(651) 296-4791Fax: (651) 296-7747Tom BotternDirector
State of Minnesota
S.F. No. 1270 - Transportation Omnibus (Delete-EverythingAmendment SCS1270A-1)
Senator D. Scott Dibble
Prepared By:
Bonnie Berezovsky, Senate Counsel (651/296-9191)Krista Boyd, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
March 12, 2013
Section 1
(S.F.No. 772, Sen. Kent) adds "attractions" to the type of establishments that may beincluded on a logo sign by a trunk highway or interstate for the benefit of the motoring public.Current law limits logo signs to gas, food, camping, lodging, and 24-hour pharmacies.
Section 2
(S.F. No. 772, Sen. Kent) makes several changes to the section that establishesqualifications for listing on a logo sign. Changes include:--allows businesses on logo signs to impose a cover charge;--replaces "fuel" with "gas or alternative fuels" that must be provided by listed gas businesses;-- eliminates requirement that food businesses are open at least ten hours a day, seven days aweek, and allows inclusion of food businesses that are open only six days a week;--requires food businesses to provide restroom facilities and public access to a telephone;--requires lodging businesses to provide restroom facilities;--states requirements for "attractions businesses" including regional significance, restroom
facilities and drinking water, appropriate licensing, and adequate parking;--requires seasonal businesses to state months of operation on the business panel;--changes maximum distance from highway from one mile to three miles in an urban area,retains current maximum distance of ten miles for a camping business;--removes current required order of businesses on logo sign panel; and--allows inclusion of "substantially eligible" business on logo sign panel when no fully eligiblebusiness has applied for available space.
Section 3
(S.F. No. 772, Sen. Kent) conforms a section of statute with section 1, addingreferences to "attractions" with reference to logo signs.
Section 4
(S.F. No. 772, Sen. Kent) adds a statutory reference to clarify that money in thetrunk highway emergency relief account may be used for transportation infrastructureoperation and maintenance related to a disaster. This section also strikes language requiringinterest on the emergency relief account to be credited back to the account.
Section 5
(S.F. No. 802, Sen. Kent) modifies the statutory description of Legislative RouteNo 298.
Section 6
(S.F. No. 802, Sen. Kent) adds a new Legislative Route to the trunk highwaysystem, to end at the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.
Section 7
(S.F. No. 779, Sen. Champion) broadens the allowable uses of parking fees relatedto the I-394 ramps. Current law restricts use of fee revenues to operation, repair andmaintenance of the parking facilities and HOV lanes on I-394. New language addsconstruction as an allowable use and provides that the revenues may be used for all managedlanes, along with related multimodal and technology improvements to serve users of theparking facilities.
Section 8
(S.F. No. 76, Sen. Fischbach) designates a portion of marked Trunk Highway 23betw
een Wakefield Township and the city of Richmond as the “Officer Tom Decker MemorialHighway.”
Upon the assurance of adequate nonstate funds to pay the costs, the commissioneris directed to adopt a marking design and place appropriate signs on the highway.
Section 9
(S.F. No. 772, Sen. Kent) deletes the requirement that the commissioner publishnotice of a request by a political subdivision for variances from rules and engineeringstandards concerning natural preservation routes and money needs with respect to countystate-aid highways.
Section 10
(S.F. No. 772, Sen. Kent) deletes the requirement that the commissioner publishnotice of a request by a political subdivision for variances from rules and engineering
standards concerning money needs with respect to municipal state-aid streets.
Section 11
(S.F. No. 772, Sen. Kent) removes an obsolete reference to calculating moneyneeds for a road that is designated both as a county state-aid highway and a municipal state-aidstreet.
Section 12
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) deletes the requirement that the registrar of motorvehicles distribute vehicle registrations as uniformly as practicable through the calendar year,and specifies that all vehicles registered under the monthly series system shall be registered fora minimum of 12 consecutive months.
Section 13
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) modifies exceptions to the monthly series motor vehicleregistration system.
Section 14
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) clarifies that a drive-away in-transit license plate issuedby the registrar to a tow operator is not valid for permanent vehicle registration and is not validoutside Minnesota.
Section 15
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) makes changes to the design specifications of certain
veterans’ special license plates and eliminates special
plates for veterans of World War I.
Section 16
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) modifies the section relating to payment of registrationtaxes on a prorated basis by certain nonresidents of the state.
Section 17
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) defines “on an occasional basis” in the section of statute
regarding issuance of trip permits. The definition allows no more than one trip permit pervehicle within a 30-day period.
Section 18
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) adds a subdivision to the section of statute on motorvehicle dealers, stating that a licensed used vehicle parts dealer may sell, solicit or advertiseused parts and scrap metals, but must not sell new or used motor vehicles, either at retail or toa dealer.
Section 19
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) specifies minimum requirements for the place of business of a limited use vehicle license holder, including a commercial office space for thekeeping of necessary books, records and files. During normal business hours, the space eithershall be staffed with personnel or have a telephone answering service available. The spacemust be owned or leased for a one year minimum term. A limited use vehicle license isprovided to a tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organization that acquires vehicles for salethrough donation, and allows the organization to accept assignment of vehicles without therequirement to transfer title until sold or donated.
Section 20
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) deletes the requirement that an application for a motorvehicle dealer license be denied if the applicant was denied a license within the previous year.
Section 21
(S.F. No. 923, Sen. Kent) modifies requirements for reporting to the Department of 

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