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Dedicated Funds Expenditures Task Force

Active dates:2021-2022

The task force reviews and makes recommendations regarding the permissible uses of expenditures from the trunk highway fund and the highway user tax distribution fund.

By February 15, 2022, the task force must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee, the senate Finance Committee, and each legislative committee with jurisdiction over any use of trunk highway funds or highway user tax distribution funds. At a minimum, the report must: summarize the activities of the task force; identify any analysis and findings; provide recommendations adopted by the task force; and include any draft legislation amending Minnesota Statutes, sections 161.20, subdivision 3, and 161.045, and chapter 16A; or any other statutes that is necessary to implement the recommendations.


The first meeting was held on August 20, 2021. This group plans to meet every other Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, September 14, 2021 through February 1, 2022.

The task force expires the day following submission of the required report.


The task force consists of the following members: four senators, with two appointed by the senate majority leader and two appointed by the senate minority leader; four members of the house of representatives, with two appointed by the speaker of the house and two appointed by the house minority leader; the commissioner of transportation or a designee who is an employee in the Department of Transportation; the commissioner of public safety or a designee who is an employee in the Department of Public Safety; the commissioner of management and budget or a designee who is an employee in the Department of Management and Budget; and the attorney general or a designee.

The appointing authorities must make the appointments by July 31, 2021. At its first meeting, the task force must elect a chair or co-chairs by a majority vote of those members present.

The following individuals serve on the task force: Representatives John Petersburg (co-chair), Marion O'Neill, Frank Hornstein, and Steve Elkins; Senators Scott Dibble (co-chair), Scott Newman, Julia Coleman, and Ann Johnson Stewart; Commissioner of Transportation Margaret Anderson Kelliher; Liz Connor, Minnesota Managment and Budget; Shawn Kremer, Department of Public Safety; and Carly Melin, Office of Attorney General.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Dedicated Fund Expenditures Task Force meeting minutes, 9/14/2021.
Dedicated Fund Expenditures Task Force meeting minutes, 8/20/2021.
Record last updated: 03/22/2022

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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