Minnesota Session Laws
language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 308--S.F.No. 3669
relating to transportation; requiring report on mitigating effects of
transportation construction projects on small businesses.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. REPORT ON MITIGATION OF TRANSPORTATION
(a) The commissioner of transportation shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
over transportation policy and finance and over economic development policy and finance
that proposes a plan targeted at small businesses as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
645.445, subdivision 2, that are impacted by transportation construction projects.
(b) The report must include, but not be limited to:
(1) identification of methods and techniques for informing small businesses about
upcoming transportation construction projects;
(2) a description of components of an information packet for businesses, which
(i) the nature, extent, and timing of planned construction, including anticipated
changes in parking, traffic, and public access in the area;
(ii) identification of a contact within the appropriate road authority that can provide
information about construction progress and timing; and
(iii) a listing of area business development organizations that can assist businesses
with financing, marketing, and technical counseling during the construction period;
(3) recommendations for opportunities and possible legislation to further assist
small businesses impacted by transportation construction projects, including a process
for consultation, before a transportation construction project begins, between the
commissioner and local units of government to deal with parking, traffic, and access
concerns of small businesses that will be impacted by the project; and
(4) the cost of implementing the program described in the report.
(c) In preparing the report, the commissioner shall consult with the commissioner of
employment and economic development, the Metropolitan Council, counties, cities, and
community organizations, including a metropolitan consortium of community developers
and local chambers of commerce.
(d) The commissioner of transportation shall submit the report no later than February
Presented to the governor May 12, 2008
Signed by the governor May 15, 2008, 2:46 p.m.
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