‘Lights On Plus’ Funding Bill and Omnibus Policy Bill

This is the lights-on plus bill agreed upon by the Senate and the House, providing an additional $30 million from the general fund. Appropriations are included for greater Minnesota transit, rail grade crossing safety, funding for small cities’ roads, and other specific initiatives. It also includes an increase for Airports Development assistance and more funding over the biennium for the Trunk Highway Fund.

The bill also consists of numerous agency and member provisions, many of which passed out of committee with little controversy. This package consists of many local issues, agency priorities, and other updates and reforms. This includes rail safety, reforms and updates to current statute, various changes in regulations to road usage, and other local priorities.

STATUS: The bill was signed into law. (S.F. 1647)

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