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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

NINETY-FIRST SESSION - 2020

 

_____________________

 

NINETY-SECOND DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tuesday, May 12, 2020

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 1:30 p.m. and was called to order by Melissa Hortman, Speaker of the House.

 

      Prayer was offered by Representative Tim Miller, District 17A, Prinsburg, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of the preceding day.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journal was dispensed with and the Journal was approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.


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REPORTS OF CHIEF CLERK

 

      S. F. No. 3435 and H. F. No. 3341, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be not identical.

 

      Huot moved that S. F. No. 3435 be substituted for H. F. No. 3341 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3589 and H. F. No. 4067, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be identical.

 

      Elkins moved that S. F. No. 3589 be substituted for H. F. No. 4067 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND DIVISIONS

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 365, A bill for an act relating to driver's licenses; repealing certain driver licensing requirements related to diabetes mellitus; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 7410.2610, subparts 1, 2, 3, 3a, 5a, 5b, 6.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

 

Carlson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 1842, A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying the solar energy incentive program; establishing various renewable energy and electric vehicle grant programs; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 116C.7792; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 116C.7792, is amended to read:

 

116C.7792 SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

 

(a) The utility subject to section 116C.779 shall operate a program to provide solar energy production incentives for solar energy systems of no more than a total aggregate nameplate capacity of 40 kilowatts alternating current per premise.  The owner of a solar energy system installed before June 1, 2018, is eligible to receive a production incentive under this section for any additional solar energy systems constructed at the same customer location, provided that the aggregate capacity of all systems at the customer location does not exceed 40 kilowatts.


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(b) The program shall be operated for eight consecutive calendar years commencing in 2014.  $5,000,000 shall be allocated in each of the first four years, $15,000,000 in the fifth year, $10,000,000 in each of the sixth and seventh years, and $5,000,000 in the eighth year from funds is funded by money withheld from transfer to the renewable development account under section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (e), and.  Program funds must be placed in a separate account for the purpose of the solar energy production incentive program operated by the utility and not for any other program or purpose.

 

(c) Funds allocated to the solar energy production incentive program in 2019 and 2020 remain available to the solar energy production incentive program.

 

(d) The following amounts are allocated to the solar energy production incentive program:

 

(1) $10,000,000 in 2021; and

 

(2) $10,000,000 in 2022. 

 

(e) Funds allocated to the solar energy production incentive program that have not been committed to a specific project at the end of a program year remain available to the solar energy production incentive program.

 

Any unspent amount allocated in the fifth year is available until December 31 of the sixth year.  (f) Any unspent amount remaining at the end of any other allocation year on January 1, 2023, must be transferred to the renewable development account.

 

The solar system (g) A solar energy system receiving a production incentive under this section must be sized to less than 120 percent of the customer's on-site annual energy consumption when combined with other distributed generation resources and subscriptions provided under section 216B.1641 associated with the premise.  The production incentive must be paid for ten years commencing with the commissioning of the system.

 

(h) The utility must file a plan to operate the program with the commissioner of commerce.  The utility may not operate the program until it is approved by the commissioner.  A change to the program to include projects up to a nameplate capacity of 40 kilowatts or less does not require the utility to file a plan with the commissioner.  Any plan approved by the commissioner of commerce must not provide an increased incentive scale over prior years unless the commissioner demonstrates that changes in the market for solar energy facilities require an increase.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 2.  [116J.55] COMMUNITY ENERGY TRANSITION GRANTS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this section, "eligible community" means a county, municipality, or tribal government located in Minnesota in which an electric generating plant owned by a public utility, as defined in section 216B.02, that is powered by coal, nuclear energy, or natural gas:

 

(1) is currently operating and is scheduled to cease operations or whose cessation of operations has been proposed in an integrated resource plan filed with the commission under section 216B.2422; or

 

(2) ceased operations or was removed from the local property tax base no earlier than five years before the date an application is made for a grant under this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Program establishment.  A community energy transition grant program is established in the department to award grants to assist eligible communities to address the economic dislocation associated with the closing of a local electric generating plant.


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Subd. 3.  Account established.  (a) A community energy transition account is created in the special revenue fund in the state treasury.  The commissioner shall credit to the account appropriations and transfers to the account.  Earnings, including interest, dividends, and any other earnings arising from assets of the account, must be credited to the account.  The commissioner shall manage the account.

 

(b) Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner for grants under this section and must be expended only as provided in this section.

 

Subd. 4.  Application process.  (a) Applications for a grant under this section must be made to the commissioner on a form developed by the commissioner.

 

(b) A grant application made by a county must include a resolution of support from the legislative body in the city in which the electric generating plant is or was located.

 

Subd. 5.  Grant awards; limitations.  (a) The commissioner must award grants under this section to eligible communities through a competitive grant process.

 

(b) A grant awarded to an eligible community under this section must not exceed $500,000.

 

(c) Grants funded with revenues from the renewable development account established in section 116C.779 must be awarded to an eligible community located within the retail electric service territory of the public utility that is subject to section 116C.779 or to an eligible community in which an electric generating plant owned by that public utility is located.

 

Subd. 6.  Eligible expenditures.  (a) Money in the account established in subdivision 3 must be used only to:

 

(1) award grants to eligible communities under this section; and

 

(2) reimburse the department's reasonable costs to administer this section, up to a maximum of five percent of the appropriation made to the commissioner under this section.

 

(b) An eligible community awarded a grant under this section may use the grant to plan for or address the economic and social impacts on the eligible community of the electric generating plant's cessation of operations, including but not limited to researching, planning, and implementing activities designed to:

 

(1) assist workers at the plant find new employment, including worker retraining and developing small business start-up skills;

 

(2) increase the eligible community's property tax base; and

 

(3) develop alternative economic development strategies to attract new employers to the eligible community.

 

Subd. 7.  Report.  By January 15, 2022, the commissioner must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of the senate and house of representatives with jurisdiction over economic development and energy.  The report must describe the number and amount of grants awarded under this section and the uses made of grant funds by eligible communities awarded grants.

 

Sec. 3.  PRAIRIE ISLAND NET ZERO PROJECT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Program established.  The Prairie Island Net Zero Project is established with the goal of the Prairie Island Indian Community developing an energy system that results in net zero emissions.


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Subd. 2.  Grant.  The commissioner of commerce must enter into a grant contract with the Prairie Island Indian Community to provide the amount appropriated under section 5, subdivision 2, to stimulate research, development, and implementation of renewable energy projects benefiting the Prairie Island Indian Community or its members.  Any examination conducted by the commissioner of commerce to determine the sufficiency of the financial stability and capacity of the Prairie Island Indian Community to carry out the purposes of this grant is limited to the Community Services Department of the Prairie Island Indian Community.

 

Subd. 3.  Bids.  The Prairie Island Indian Community must obtain bids to construct the proposed project from no fewer than three separate contractors and must enter into one or more contracts to complete the project and must submit the certified total cost to the commissioner no later than January 1, 2022.

 

Subd. 4.  Plan; report.  (a) The Prairie Island Indian Community must file a comprehensive project plan with the commissioner of commerce and the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy policy no later than July 1, 2021, describing the Prairie Island Net Zero Project elements and implementation strategy.

 

(b) The Prairie Island Indian Community must file a report with the commissioner of commerce and the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy policy on July 1, 2022, and each July 1 thereafter until the project is complete, describing the progress made in implementing the project and the uses of expended funds.  A final report must be completed within 90 days of the date the project is complete.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 4.  FILING OF MORTGAGE OR DEED OF TRUST THROUGH 2020; PUBLIC UTILITY.

 

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 507.327, for the public utility subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.7791, the filing of the mortgage or deed of trust executed between May 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, filed in the Office of the Secretary of State under Minnesota Statutes, section 336.02, along with, or as part of, the financing statement covering the fixtures, has the same effect, and is notice of the rights and interests of the mortgagee or trustee in easements, other less than fee simple interests in real estate, and fee simple interests in real estate of the public utility to the same extent, as if the mortgage or deed of trust were duly recorded in the office of the county recorder or duly registered in the office of the registrar of titles of the counties in which the real estate is situated.  The effectiveness of the filing terminates at the same time as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 336B.02, subdivision 3, for the termination of the effectiveness of fixture filing.  Any filing made in accordance with this section shall also be made with the office of the county recorder, or duly registered in the office of the registrar of titles, of the counties in which the real estate is situated.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 5.  APPROPRIATIONS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Community energy transition grants.  (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j), $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the renewable development account established in Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of employment and economic development for deposit in the community energy transition account established in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.55, subdivision 3.  This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.

 

(b) If another bill is enacted during the 2020 regular legislative session that appropriates money from the renewable development account established in Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, for the same general purpose as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.55, the appropriation under this subdivision cancels to the renewable development account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1.


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Subd. 2.  Prairie Island Net Zero Project.  (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j), $16,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the renewable development account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of commerce for a grant to the Prairie Island Indian Community to implement the Prairie Island renewable energy project under section 3.  The base for this project is $15,200,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2023.  The base for fiscal year 2024 is $0.  Any unspent funds remaining in the account upon completion of the project cancel to the renewable development account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1.  The commissioner of commerce shall manage the grant, including the disbursement of grant funds to the Prairie Island Indian Community.

 

(b) The commissioner shall reserve a portion of the appropriation made under this section to pay actual expenditures on the project that exceed the certified total cost.  The amount reserved shall be the lesser of:

 

(1) 20 percent of the certified total cost for the project; or

 

(2) the difference between the certified total cost and the amount appropriated under this section.

 

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), if the certified total cost for the project is less than $46,200,000, the commissioner shall withhold from the project base in fiscal year 2023 an amount equal to the difference between $46,200,000 and the sum of the amount of the certified total cost and the amount reserved by the commissioner under paragraph (b), and shall transfer the withheld amount to the renewable development account.

 

(d) For the purposes of this subdivision, "certified total cost" means the total cost of all contracts the Prairie Island Indian Community enters into with contractors to complete the Prairie Island Net Zero Project under section 3.

 

Subd. 3.  Granite Falls hydropower.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j), $2,750,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the renewable development account established under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of commerce for a grant to the city of Granite Falls to purchase a new turbine to expand the electric generating capacity of the city's existing hydroelectric generating facility.  Of this amount, $400,000 is to repair structural damage and erosion caused by flooding to the building that houses the turbines that generate electricity.  This appropriation is onetime and is available until June 30, 2023.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying the solar energy incentive program; establishing various renewable energy and other energy-related programs; governing a certain utility filing; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 116C.7792; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Freiberg from the Committee on Government Operations to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2296, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing municipalities to charge a street impact fee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462.358, by adding subdivisions.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.


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Winkler from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 3804, A bill for an act relating to local government; permitting addition of unorganized territory in Itasca County to Harris Township, notwithstanding the petition requirement.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

Joint Rule 2.03 has been waived for any subsequent committee action on this bill.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Winkler from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 4540, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for corrections.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Joint Rule 2.03 has been waived for any subsequent committee action on this bill.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Carlson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 4579, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up services for persons with COVID-19; changing assisted living licensure and consumer protection provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 144.6502, subdivision 1; 144.6512, by adding a subdivision; 144A.20, subdivision 4; 144A.474, subdivisions 11, 14; 144A.4799, subdivision 1; 144G.07, by adding a subdivision; 144G.08, subdivisions 7, 9, 23, by adding a subdivision; 144G.09, subdivision 3; 144G.10, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 144G.16, subdivision 1; 144G.401; 144G.42, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision; 144G.45, subdivisions 2, 5, 6; 144G.92, subdivision 5; 144G.9999, subdivision 3; Laws 2019, chapter 60, article 1, sections 45; 46; 48; article 4, section 35; article 5, section 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144G.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  CONTACT TRACING, CASE INVESTIGATION, AND FOLLOW-UP SERVICES PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH COVID-19.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.

 

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.

 

(c) "Contact tracing" means a program to identify persons who may be at risk of contracting COVID-19 through contact, in a manner consistent with known or suspected modes of COVID-19 transmission, with a person with COVID-19.

 

(d) "Employee" means any person who performs health care services for hire in Minnesota for an employer.


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(e) "Employer" means any person having one or more employees in Minnesota and includes the state and political or other governmental subdivisions of the state.

 

(f) "Person with COVID-19" means a person who has received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 and is currently contagious.

 

Subd. 2.  Program established.  In order to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the commissioner shall establish a contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up services program for persons with COVID-19 who are in Minnesota.  This program must operate to accurately and efficiently perform the following functions regarding persons with COVID-19 who are in Minnesota:  (1) identify contacts; (2) perform case investigations; (3) provide follow-up services; and (4) coordinate these services as necessary with border states.  In carrying out the purposes of this section, the commissioner shall partner with local health departments, community health boards, and tribal health departments as much as feasible and shall use information provided by these entities on local conditions and communities.

 

Subd. 3.  Uses of funds.  The commissioner shall use available funds for purposes of this section, including but not limited to the following purposes:

 

(1) contact tracing, case investigation, follow-up services, and information technology necessary to support these activities;

 

(2) hiring, training, and managing staff and volunteers to perform contact tracing, case investigation, and follow‑up services;

 

(3) the provision of essential services, including but not limited to the provision of alternate housing, food delivery, and delivery of medications, to persons with COVID-19 who are in Minnesota and are subject to isolation or quarantine;

 

(4) community education;

 

(5) interpreter services;

 

(6) community outreach through statewide or local media or other methods of communication;

 

(7) the purchase of personal protective equipment necessary for staff and volunteers to perform contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up services;

 

(8) providing grants to local health departments, community health boards, and tribal health departments for purposes of this section;

 

(9) contracting with a vendor or organization to hire, train, and manage program staff and volunteers;

 

(10) transferring funds to other state agencies as necessary to establish and operate the program; and

 

(11) compliance with the reporting requirements in subdivision 5.

 

Subd. 4.  Health care workers who are furloughed or on unpaid leave.  (a) Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, no employer shall prohibit an employee from performing contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up services for hire under the program established under this section, during a period of two days or more that the employee is furloughed or on unpaid leave of absence, provided such work for hire does not violate the


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terms of the employee's collective bargaining agreement.  An employee who performs contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up services under the program established under this section shall notify the employer from which the employee has been furloughed or placed on unpaid leave of absence, and shall be available to return to work with that employer upon one week's notice from that employer.

 

(b) An employer shall not terminate, retaliate against, or alter the terms, conditions, or benefits of employment of an employee who performs contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up services under the program established under this section.

 

Subd. 5.  Reporting.  By the 15th and last day of each month, the commissioner must report to the members of the legislative committees governing the Department of Health, on expenditures made under this section to date and current program staffing levels.  The report must include:

 

(1) the amount of each expenditure;

 

(2) the purpose of each expenditure;

 

(3) the number of staff engaged in contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up services under the program, broken out by state staff; local health department, community health board, and tribal health department staff; and volunteers; and

 

(4) any additional information that the commissioner determines may assist the legislature in understanding the progress of these efforts.

 

Subd. 6.  Expiration.  This section expires February 1, 2021.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 2.  APPROPRIATION.

 

$300,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the coronavirus relief federal fund to the commissioner of health for purposes of section 1.  This is a onetime appropriation.  Of this amount:

 

(1) up to $3,000,000 is for short-term staffing to support the current case investigation and contact tracing strategy;

 

(2) up to $4,000,000 is for transfer to tribal nations in Minnesota to support contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up efforts;

 

(3) up to $30,000,000 is for transfer to local health departments and community health boards to support contact tracing, case investigation, and follow-up efforts conducted in coordination with the Department of Health and to support community education, outreach, and case management efforts within communities;

 

(4) up to $5,000,000 is for a public information campaign;

 

(5) up to $30,000,000 is for information technology needed to support the new case investigation and contact tracing strategy; and

 

(6) up to $228,000,000 is to contract for or to hire, train, and support temporary employees and volunteers for purposes of this section.


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The commissioner may move appropriation amounts among the uses authorized in clauses (1) to (6), provided the commissioner reports on any such changes under section 1, subdivision 5."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to health; establishing contact tracing, case investigations, and follow-up services for persons with COVID-19; requiring reports; appropriating money."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

Mahoney from the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 4611, A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing a program for emergency community relief grants; appropriating money.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Page 1, line 7, delete "eligible nonprofit organizations" and insert "community action agencies"

 

Page 1, line 8, delete "For"

 

Page 1, delete lines 9 to 14

 

Page 1, line 17, after the period, insert "Priority shall also be given to community action agencies serving culturally specific populations either directly or through grants to other organizations who will make the grants to individuals."

 

Page 2, line 2, after the second "or" insert "who"

 

Page 2, line 25, delete everything after "of" and insert "human services for the"

 

Page 2, line 26, delete "Foundations for" and after the period, insert "Of this amount, up to ten percent may be used for the administrative costs of the agency and the community grantees."

 

 

With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

      Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03 and in accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6, H. F. No. 4611 was re‑referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

 

 

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      H. F. Nos. 365, 1842, 2296, 3804 and 4579 were read for the second time.


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SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

      S. F. Nos. 3435 and 3589 were read for the second time.

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

Robbins introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4666, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying requirements for reading proficiency and literacy incentive aid; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 120B.12, subdivisions 2a, 3, by adding subdivisions; 122A.185, subdivision 1; 124D.98, as amended; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 120B.12, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 122A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4667, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to the city of Clarkfield for stormwater infrastructure; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Capital Investment Division.

 

 

Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4668, A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for construction materials for a school building in Marshall; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 297A.71, subdivision 52.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

 

 

Swedzinski introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4669, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for drinking water infrastructure in the city of Clarkfield; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Capital Investment Division.

 

 

Albright introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4670, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Scott County for flood hazard mitigation; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Capital Investment Division.


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Franson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4671, A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for issuance of certain drivers' licenses during the peacetime public health emergency.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Heinrich introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4672, A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; requiring certain insurance proceeds checks to be promptly countersigned; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 58.13, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Madam Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 1883, A bill for an act relating to education; foster care; requiring a student in foster care to be enrolled in school; requiring a report on foster youth school enrollment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 257.0725; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120A.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Carlson, L., moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 1883 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      H. F. No. 1883, A bill for an act relating to state government; extending the COVID-19 Minnesota fund; amending Laws 2020, chapter 71, article 1, section 7, subdivision 1.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 131 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin


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Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Madam Speaker:

 

      I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following Senate Files, herewith transmitted:

 

      S. F. Nos. 3251 and 3443.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

S. F. No. 3251, A bill for an act relating to housing; allowing mortgage financing for manufactured homes in manufactured home park cooperatives; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 273.125, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Property and Local Tax Division.

 

 

S. F. No. 3443, A bill for an act relating to housing; modifying the definition of modular home; modifying assessment provision for manufactured home relocation trust fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 327.31, subdivision 23; 327C.095, subdivision 12.

 

The bill was read for the first time. 

 

Fischer moved that S. F. No. 3443 and H. F. No. 3625, now on the General Register, be referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison.  The motion prevailed.


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REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

 

      Winkler from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, pursuant to rules 1.21 and 3.33, designated the following bills to be placed on the Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 14, 2020 and established a prefiling requirement for amendments offered to the following bills:

 

      H. F. No. 4374; and S. F. Nos. 3255 and 3358.

 

 

CALENDAR FOR THE DAY

 

 

      H. F. No. 4285, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; making policy or technical changes to various agriculture-related provisions, including provisions related to perishable farm products, seed law, noxious weed law, hemp, farming, loans, plant shipment, pet food, food, eggs, grain, and others; classifying certain data; modifying rulemaking authority; providing veterinarian immunity in certain situations; requiring reports; requiring recommendations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.6435, subdivision 4a; 17.117, subdivisions 4, 5, 16; 18.77, subdivisions 8a, 13, by adding subdivisions; 18.771; 18.78, subdivisions 1, 3; 18.79, subdivisions 6, 10, 15, 18, 21; 18.82; 18.90; 18.91, subdivision 2; 18G.09; 18K.02, by adding subdivisions; 18K.04, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 18K.06; 21.72, subdivisions 11, 14, 15, by adding a subdivision; 21.73, subdivision 1; 21.74; 21.75, subdivision 1; 21.81, by adding subdivisions; 21.82, by adding a subdivision; 21.84; 21.85, subdivisions 2, 15; 21.86, subdivision 2; 21.89, subdivisions 2, 4; 21.891, subdivision 2; 25.40, subdivisions 1, 2; 27.001; 27.01; 27.03, subdivisions 3, 4; 27.0405, subdivision 1; 27.06; 27.07; 27.08; 27.09; 27.10; 27.11; 27.13; 27.131; 27.133; 27.137, subdivisions 5, 7, 9, 10; 27.138; 27.19, subdivision 1; 28A.03, subdivision 8; 29.23, subdivision 3; 31A.02, subdivision 10; 31A.10; 31A.15, subdivision 1; 41B.056, subdivision 4; 41D.01; 41D.02; 41D.03; 41D.04; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 223.16, subdivision 4; 223.177, subdivisions 2, 3; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 17; 21; 343; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.6435, subdivision 5; 21.81, subdivision 12; 27.03, subdivision 1; 27.04; 27.041.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called. 

 

      Pursuant to rule 2.05, Hansen was excused from voting on final passage of H. F. No. 4285.

 

      There were 132 yeas and 1 nay as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin


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McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      H. F. No. 4602, A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying conditions for forgiveness of a loan from the Minnesota investment fund; amending Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 7, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as amended.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 114 yeas and 18 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heintzeman

Her

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr

Drazkowski

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Heinrich

Hertaus

Lucero

McDonald

Mekeland

Munson

Nash

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Quam

Scott

Theis

Vogel


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.


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           H. F. No. 627, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring law enforcement policies on best practices for eyewitness identifications; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

                            

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 133 yeas and 1 nay as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Drazkowski


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      H. F. No. 4429, A bill for an act relating to economic development; modifying the pay-for-performance grant program; renaming the displaced homemaker program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 116J.8747, subdivisions 2, 3; 116L.96.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 131 yeas and 2 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine


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Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr

Drazkowski


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      H. F. No. 4605 was reported to the House.

 

 

Freiberg moved to amend H. F. No. 4605, the first engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 1, delete line 15 and insert "(3) documents requiring a signature"

 

Page 1, line 16, delete "architect"

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Daudt moved to amend H. F. No. 4605, the first engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, line 19, delete "and"

 

Page 1, line 20, delete the period and insert "; and"

 

Page 1, after line 20, insert:

 

"(6) applications for permits to carry firearms under Minnesota Statutes, section 624.714."

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.


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           The question was taken on the Daudt amendment and the roll was called.  There were 63 yeas and 71 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahr

Baker

Bennett

Boe

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Johnson

Jurgens

Kiel

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lislegard

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, N.

Neu

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Petersburg

Pierson

Poston

Quam

Robbins

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vogel

West


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bierman

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Davnie

Dehn

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Fischer

Freiberg

Gomez

Halverson

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Her

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Jordan

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Long

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Masin

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Nelson, M.

Noor

Olson

Persell

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Richardson

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Stephenson

Sundin

Tabke

Vang

Wagenius

Wazlawik

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

      H. F. No. 4605, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing counties, cities, and townships to accept certain documents or signatures electronically, by mail, or by facsimile.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 134 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich


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Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3072, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying criteria for publishing court of appeals opinions; requiring a government entity to obtain a search warrant before accessing electronic communication information; regulating use of unmanned aerial vehicles; classifying data; making clarifying, conforming, and technical changes; expanding the scope of location tracking warrants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.82, subdivision 15, by adding a subdivision; 480A.08, subdivision 3; 626A.08, subdivision 2; 626A.26, subdivision 3; 626A.27, subdivision 2; 626A.28, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 626A.31, subdivision 1; 626A.37, subdivision 4; 626A.42, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 626A.28, subdivisions 1, 2; 626A.29; 626A.30.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 131 yeas and 2 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson


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Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr

Munson


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      H. F. No. 4137, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring intent for the crimes of repeated harassing conduct; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 609.79, subdivision 1; 609.795, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 504B.206, subdivision 1; 609.749, subdivisions 2, 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.749, subdivision 1a; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 609.749, subdivision 1.

 

                                                 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 131 yeas and 3 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr

Drazkowski

Munson


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.


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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

 

      Edelson moved that the name of Hassan be added as an author on H. F. No. 331.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Franson moved that the name of Boe be added as an author on H. F. No. 790.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Lien moved that the name of Boe be added as an author on H. F. No. 840.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Morrison moved that the name of Hassan be added as an author on H. F. No. 3028.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Christensen moved that the name of Kotyza-Witthuhn be added as an author on H. F. No. 3202.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Mariani moved that the name of Moran be added as an author on H. F. No. 3975.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Claflin moved that the name of Koznick be added as an author on H. F. No. 4429.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Halverson moved that the name of Hassan be added as an author on H. F. No. 4582.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Hassan moved that the name of Gomez be added as an author on H. F. No. 4594.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Gruenhagen moved that the names of Fabian, Urdahl, Daniels and Dettmer be added as authors on H. F. No. 4606.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Kunesh-Podein moved that the names of Lesch, Her, Urdahl, Jordan, Sandell, Halverson, Moran, Hassan and Lillie be added as authors on H. F. No. 4634.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Olson moved that the name of Vang be added as an author on H. F. No. 4640.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Robbins moved that the name of Boe be added as an author on H. F. No. 4643.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Olson moved that the names of Cantrell, Moran and Sandstede be added as authors on H. F. No. 4647.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Runbeck moved that the names of Pierson, Koznick, Hansen and Boe be added as authors on H. F. No. 4649.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Moran moved that the names of Youakim, Davnie and Richardson be added as authors on H. F. No. 4660.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

MOTION TO SUSPEND RULES

 

      Pursuant to Article IV, Section 19, of the Constitution of the state of Minnesota, Green moved that the rule therein be suspended and an urgency be declared so that H. F. No. 4648 be recalled from the Committee on Government Operations, be given its second and third readings and be placed upon its final passage.

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.


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           The question was taken on the Green motion and the roll was called.  There were 60 yeas and 74 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahr

Baker

Bennett

Boe

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Johnson

Jurgens

Kiel

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Munson

Nash

Nelson, N.

Neu

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Petersburg

Pierson

Poston

Quam

Robbins

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vogel

West


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bierman

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Davnie

Dehn

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Fischer

Freiberg

Gomez

Halverson

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Her

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Jordan

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Masin

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nelson, M.

Noor

Olson

Pelowski

Persell

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Richardson

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Stephenson

Sundin

Tabke

Vang

Wagenius

Wazlawik

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Reports of Standing Committees and Divisions.

 

 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND DIVISIONS

 

 

Carlson, L., from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

H. F. No. 2529, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the safe routes to school grant program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

APPROPRIATIONS

 

Section 1.  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS. 


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The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for public purposes.  Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a), to acquire and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, or as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, clauses (b) to (j), or article XIV.  Unless otherwise specified, money appropriated in this act:

 

(1) may be used to pay state agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital program or project in accordance with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of management and budget;

 

(2) is available until the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642;

 

(3) for activities under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.307, 84.946, and 135A.046, should not be used for projects that can be financed within a reasonable time frame under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.322 or 16C.144; and

 

(4) is available for a grant to a political subdivision after the commissioner of management and budget determines that an amount sufficient to complete the project as described in this act has been committed to the project, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

Sec. 2.  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$161,886,000

 

To the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR)

 

 

 

125,000,000

 

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046.

 

Subd. 3.  Twin Cities - Institute of Child Development Building

 

 

 

29,200,000

 

To predesign, design, renovate, expand, furnish, and equip research, learning, and outreach spaces in the Institute of Child Development building on the Twin Cities campus.  This project includes the demolition and replacement of the 1968 building addition.

 

Subd. 4.  Duluth - A.B.  Anderson Hall Renovation

 

 

 

4,400,000

 

To predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and equip campus teaching and learning spaces, including mechanical systems, in A.  B.  Anderson Hall on the Duluth campus.

 

Subd. 5.  Twin Cities - Fraser Hall Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

 

 

 

3,286,000


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To predesign and design (1) the renovation of Fraser Hall, and (2) an addition to Fraser Hall, for an undergraduate chemistry teaching laboratory facility on the Twin Cities campus.  This project includes design of the demolition of obsolete portions of Fraser Hall.

 

Subd. 6.  University Share

 

 

 

 

 

Except for the appropriations for HEAPR, the appropriations in this section are intended to cover approximately two-thirds of the cost of each project.  The remaining costs must be paid from university sources.

 

Subd. 7.  Unspent Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

Upon substantial completion of a project authorized in this section and after written notice to the commissioner of management and budget, the Board of Regents must use any money remaining in the appropriation for that project for HEAPR under Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046.  The Board of Regents must report by February 1 of each even-numbered year to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over capital investment and higher education finance, and to the chairs of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee, on how the remaining money has been allocated or spent.

 

Sec. 3.  MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$263,671,000

 

To the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR)

 

 

 

142,500,000

 

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046.

 

Subd. 3.  Anoka-Ramsey Community College

 

 

 

16,282,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip the business and nursing building at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids campus.

 

Subd. 4.  Normandale Community College

 

 

 

26,634,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip Phase 2 of the College Services Building at Normandale Community College.


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Subd. 5.  Minnesota State University - Moorhead

 

 

 

17,290,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip Weld Hall, including the construction of additions to improve building accessibility at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

 

Subd. 6.  Inver Hills Community College

 

 

 

14,653,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip the Technology and Business Center building, including the construction of a link to Heritage Hall at Inver Hills Community College.

 

Subd. 7.  Saint Paul College

 

 

 

937,000

 

To design the renovation of classroom, lab, and student services space and design the demolition of the College Learning Center Building at the Saint Paul College campus.

 

Subd. 8.  Minneapolis Community and Technical College

 

 

10,254,000

 

To design Phases 1 and 2 and renovate and equip Phase 1 of the Management Education Center shared with Metropolitan State University on the Minneapolis Community and Technical College campus to support baccalaureate programming expansion.

 

Subd. 9.  Northeast Higher Education District - Vermilion Community College

 

 

 

2,576,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip the classroom building and common space at Northeast Higher Education District - Vermilion Community College.

 

Subd. 10.  Central Lakes College, Brainerd

 

 

 

8,275,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip the student services, academic support areas, and athletics space of the Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus.

 

Subd. 11.  Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks

 

 

 

2,220,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip teaching and learning lab space at Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks campus.

 

Subd. 12.  Minnesota State University - Mankato

 

 

 

6,691,000

 

To design, renovate, and repurpose space in the lower level of the Clinical Sciences Building; to design the demolition and replacement of Armstrong Hall; and to design the partial renovation of Wiecking Center, Performing Arts Center, the library, and Morris Hall at Minnesota State University - Mankato.


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Subd. 13.  Winona State University

 

 

 

3,218,000

 

To design the demolition and replacement of Gildemeister and Watkins Halls at Winona State University.

 

Subd. 14.  Lake Superior College

 

 

 

985,000

 

To design the renovation and construction of integrated manufacturing workforce labs and related support space and design the demolition of the maintenance shed at Lake Superior College.

 

Subd. 15.  North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park

 

 

 

6,598,000

 

To design the demolition and replacement of the current Fine Arts Center building with the Center for Innovation and the Arts at North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park campus.

 

Subd. 16.  Metropolitan State University

 

 

 

3,923,000

 

To design, renovate, and equip space in New Main Hall for the cybersecurity program at Metropolitan State University.

 

Subd. 17.  Pine Technical and Community College

 

 

 

635,000

 

To design the renovation of the main building allied health space and an addition of the technical trade and applied learning labs at Pine Technical and Community College.

 

Subd. 18.  Debt Service

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the Board of Trustees shall pay the debt service on one-third of the principal amount of state bonds sold to finance projects authorized by this section.  After each sale of general obligation bonds, the commissioner of management and budget shall notify the board of the amounts assessed for each year for the life of the bonds.

 

(b) The board need not pay debt service on bonds sold to finance HEAPR.  Where a nonstate match is required, the debt service is due on a principal amount equal to one-third of the total project cost, less the match committed before the bonds are sold.

 

(c) The commissioner of management and budget shall reduce the board's assessment each year by one-third of the net income from investment of general obligation bond proceeds in proportion to the amount of principal and interest otherwise required to be paid by the board.  The board shall pay its resulting net assessment to the commissioner of management and budget by December 1 each year.  If the board fails to make a payment when due, the commissioner of management and budget shall reduce allotments


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for appropriations from the general fund otherwise available to the board and apply the amount of the reduction to cover the missed debt service payment.  The commissioner of management and budget shall credit the payments received from the board to the bond debt service account in the state bond fund each December 1 before money is transferred from the general fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, subdivision 10.

 

Subd. 19.  Unspent Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Upon substantial completion of a project authorized in this section and after written notice to the commissioner of management and budget, the board must use any money remaining in the appropriation for that project for HEAPR under Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046.  The Board of Trustees must report by February 1 of each even-numbered year to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over capital investment and higher education finance and to the chairs of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee, on how the remaining money has been allocated or spent.

 

(b) The unspent portion of an appropriation for a project in this section that is complete is available for HEAPR under this subdivision, at the same campus as the project for which the original appropriation was made and the debt service requirement under this section is reduced accordingly.  Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies from the date of the original appropriation to the unspent amount transferred.

 

Sec. 4.  EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$3,016,000

 

To the commissioner of education for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Library Construction Grants

 

 

 

3,016,000

 

For library construction grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45.

 

Sec. 5.  MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$17,710,000

 

To the commissioner of administration for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

5,730,000

 

For capital asset preservation improvements and betterments on both campuses of the Minnesota State Academies, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.


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Subd. 3.  Safety Corridor

 

 

 

5,830,000

 

To design, construct, furnish, and equip a safety corridor on the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf campus, including but not limited to abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials, construction, and renovations necessary to establish a central point of access, a reception and visitor area, and security monitoring with connections to Smith, Quinn, and Noyes Halls.  This appropriation also includes money to predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and equip Smith and Quinn Halls, including but not limited to abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials, interior space, restrooms, offices, classrooms, science labs, and technology labs.

 

Subd. 4.  Residence Hall Renovations

 

 

 

6,000,000

 

To predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and equip Pollard Hall on the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf campus, and Kramer, Brandeen, and Rode dormitories on the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind campus, including but not limited to abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials; correcting fire, life safety, and other building code deficiencies; and to replace or renovate the dormitories' HVAC, plumbing, electrical, security, and life safety systems.

 

Subd. 5.  Student Services and Activities Center

 

 

 

150,000

 

To predesign a new student services and activities center, which may include the renovation of existing spaces, on the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Campus.

 

Sec. 6.  PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$3,100,000

 

To the commissioner of administration for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For capital asset preservation improvements and betterments at the Perpich Center for Arts Education, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

 

Subd. 3.  School Building Improvements Predesign

 

 

 

100,000

 

To predesign an expansion of the auditorium to accommodate the full student body and faculty; an expansion and renovation of the lobby to address security, restroom, and accessibility issues; the remodeling of the food service and cafeteria area; and updates to the HVAC system.


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Sec. 7.  NATURAL RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$201,643,000

 

(a) To the commissioner of natural resources for the purposes specified in this section.

 

(b) The appropriations in this section are subject to the requirements of the natural resources capital improvement program under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.12, unless this section or the statutes referred to in this section provide more specific standards, criteria, or priorities for projects than Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.12.

 

Subd. 2.  Natural Resources Asset Preservation

 

 

 

65,000,000

 

(a) For the renovation of state-owned facilities and recreational assets operated by the commissioner of natural resources to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946, the commissioner may use this appropriation to replace buildings if, considering the embedded energy in the building, that is the most energy-efficient and carbon-reducing method of renovation.

 

(b) $5,000,000 of this appropriation is for the Soudan mine shaft rehabilitation.  The Soudan mine shaft rehabilitation project is exempt from using the Designer Selection Board process as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.33, and is exempt from any requirement for a minimum number of proposals as set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.33, subdivision 5, paragraph (c).

 

Subd. 3.  Flood Hazard Mitigation

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

(a) For the state share of flood hazard mitigation grants for publicly owned capital improvements to prevent or alleviate flood damage under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161.  To the extent practical, levee projects shall meet the state standard of three feet above the 100-year flood elevation.

 

(b) Project priorities shall be determined by the commissioner as appropriate, based on need and consideration of available leveraging of federal, state, and local funds.

 

(c) This appropriation includes money for projects in the following counties and municipalities:  Afton, Austin, Bloomington, Browns Valley, Delano, Golden Valley, Halstad, Hawley, Hendrum, Inver Grove Heights, Montevideo, Moorhead, Newfolden, Nielsville, Owatonna, Perley, Rushford, and St. Vincent.


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(d) This appropriation also includes money for projects in the following watershed districts:  Bois de Sioux Watershed District for the Redpath impoundment project, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, Cedar River Watershed District; Southern Minnesota Rivers Basin Area II, Lower Minnesota River Watershed District, Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District, Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District, Red Lake Watershed District, Roseau River Watershed District, Shell Rock River Watershed District, Two Rivers Watershed District, Upper Minnesota River Watershed District, and Wild Rice River Watershed District.

 

(e) For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed, does not have the nonstate match committed, or does not expend all the money granted to it, the commissioner may allocate that project's unexpended money to a priority project on the commissioner's list.

 

(f) To the extent practicable and consistent with the project, recipients of appropriations for flood control projects in this subdivision shall create wetlands that are eligible for wetland replacement credit to replace wetlands drained or filled as the result of repair, reconstruction, replacement, or rehabilitation of an existing public road under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraphs (l) and (m).

 

(g) To the extent that the cost of a municipal project exceeds two percent of the median household income in the municipality multiplied by the number of households in the municipality, this appropriation is also for the local share of the project.

 

Subd. 4.  Canisteo and Hill Annex Open-Pit Mine Groups

 

 

2,443,000

 

(a) $443,000 of this appropriation is from the general fund to conduct and complete necessary monitoring, modeling, testing, studies of pit wall stability, surveys, planning, and design work for projects to mitigate the threat to property, public safety, and water quality from rising water levels at the Canisteo and Hill Annex mine complexes.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount is committed to the project by the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation.  The commissioner must give priority to work that addresses the most immediate risks to public safety.  Any money in this appropriation not needed for the studies of the Canisteo and Hill Annex mine complexes may only be used by the commissioner to make similar studies for mitigation of rising water levels in other mine complexes in the taconite assistance area.

 

(b) $2,000,000 of the appropriation is for predesign, design, engineering, and construction of projects to mitigate the threat to property, public safety, and water quality from rising water levels


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at the Canisteo and Hill Annex mine complexes.  The commissioner must give priority to work that addresses the most immediate risks to public safety.  If the predesign, design, and engineering for the Canisteo and Hill Annex mine complexes is complete, the commissioner may use any remaining money from this appropriation only for similar work to address issues related to rising water levels in other mine complexes in the taconite assistance area.  If the appropriation for this project is not sufficient to complete it, the commissioner must use money appropriated for asset preservation under subdivision 2.

 

Subd. 5.  Dam Renovation, Repair, Removal

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

For design, engineering, and construction to repair, reconstruct, or remove dams and respond to dam safety emergencies under Minnesota Statutes, sections 103G.511 and 103G.515.

 

Subd. 6.  Betterment of Buildings

 

 

 

25,000,000

 

For acquisition, predesign, design, and construction to replace existing facilities that no longer meet the business needs of the department.  This appropriation includes funding to design and construct a drill core facility in Hibbing; predesign, design, renovate, and construct improvements to the state forest nursery facilities at Badoura, including renovation and improvements to the seed extractor and cooler storage, construction of a new cooler storage facility, and energy efficient upgrades to all heating, ventilating, and cooling systems; design and construction of office spaces to address needs in Bemidji; and for the design and construction of storage facilities.

 

Subd. 7.  State Park and Recreation Area Accessibility

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

For the predesign, design, and construction of accessibility improvements at William O'Brien State Park and, to the extent there is sufficient money remaining, at Fort Snelling State Park.

 

Subd. 8.  Parks and Trails Local and Regional Recreation Grants

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

For matching grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019.

 

Subd. 9.  Wildlife Management Areas

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

To acquire and better wildlife management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.

 

Subd. 10.  Aquatic Management Areas

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

To acquire interests in land in fee or permanent conservation easements for aquatic management areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, and to restore and enhance aquatic habitat.


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Subd. 11.  Scientific and Natural Areas

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

To acquire land for scientific and natural areas and for protection and improvements of a capital nature to scientific and natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5.

 

Subd. 12.  Wildfire Aviation Infrastructure

 

 

 

9,500,000

 

For design, engineering, and construction of aviation infrastructure that supports wildfire response and conservation compliance and enforcement, which may include grants to an airport authority.  This appropriation includes funding for the Hibbing airtanker base, Grand Rapids hangar, and Brainerd airtanker base.

 

Subd. 13.  Shade Tree Program

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For grants to cities, counties, townships, and park and recreation boards in cities of the first class, for the removal and the planting of shade trees on public land to provide environmental benefits; replace trees lost to forest pests, disease, or storm; or to establish a more diverse community forest better able to withstand disease and forest pests.  The commissioner must give priority to grant requests to remove and replace trees with active infestations of emerald ash borer.  For purposes of this appropriation, "shade tree" means a woody perennial grown primarily for aesthetic or environmental purposes with minimal to residual timber value.  Any tree planted with money under this subdivision must be a climate-adapted species to Minnesota.

 

Subd. 14.  Blazing Star State Trail

 

 

 

600,000

 

For engineering of all phases, and wetland and public waters mitigation for the Blazing Star Trail, under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015, subdivision 19, between the communities of Albert Lea and Hayward, connecting both communities to Myre-Big Island State Park.

 

Subd. 15.  Gateway State Trail

 

 

 

1,250,000

 

For design and construction for the Gateway Trail from a terminus within William O'Brien State Park around the interpretive center and campground complex, to the Scandia Village Center, and for property acquisition and predesign for the Gateway Trail extension south of the William O'Brien State Park and north of Scandia.

 

Subd. 16.  Heartland State Trail

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For capital improvements to the Heartland State Trail including completion of the Heartland State Trail construction from Becker County Highway 10 to Frazee.


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Subd. 17.  Mississippi Blufflands State Trail - Red Wing Riverfront Trail - He Mni Can-Barn Bluff Regional Park to Colvill Park

 

 

 

 

900,000

 

For design and construction of a trail connection from He Mni Can-Barn Bluff, a regional special purpose park, to Colvill Park.

 

Subd. 18.  Oberstar Trail

 

 

 

650,000

 

For design, engineering, and construction of a 1.9-mile segment of the Oberstar Trail between the Hinckley-Duluth segment of the Willard Munger State Trail and the Sunrise Prairie Regional Trail.

 

Subd. 19.  Babbitt; Recreation Area

 

 

 

750,000

 

For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 2, to the city of Babbitt to construct a campground at the Babbitt Recreation Area.

 

Subd. 20.  Ely; Trailhead Development

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Ely for the trailhead portion of the project funded in Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 3, section 11, as amended by Laws 2019, chapter 2, article 2, section 11.  This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.

 

Subd. 21.  Lake City; Hok-Si-La Park Water and Sewer Extension

 

 

 

587,000

 

For a grant to the city of Lake City to design, engineer, and construct a water and sewer connection from the city's sewer distribution and collection point to Hok-Si-La Park.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 22.  Lake City; Ohuta Beach Breakwater

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Lake City to design and construct a breakwater at Ohuta Beach in Lake City at Ohuta Park.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 23.  Mankato; Riverbank Restoration

 

 

 

11,485,000

 

For a grant to the city of Mankato to:

 

(1) stabilize the Minnesota River riverbank in the Land of Memories Park to reduce erosion and protect well 15;


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(2) stabilize the Minnesota River riverbank to protect Mankato's riverfront, including the Minnesota River Trail trailhead, and regional Water Resource Recovery Facility; and

 

(3) install in-channel stream stabilization infrastructure in Indian Creek to reduce erosion and improve water quality in the Minnesota River-Mankato watershed.

 

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least $2,871,000 is committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 24.  Mankato; Water Quality Mitigation

 

 

 

4,150,000

 

For a grant to the city of Mankato to acquire land and to design and construct improvements to reduce erosion and improve water quality in the Minnesota River-Mankato watershed.  This appropriation includes money for bioreactor construction, restoration of wetlands, and completion of in-channel improvements from the wetland to existing pond and storm water infrastructure.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 25.  Northfield; Local Trail Connection

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Northfield for predesign, design, acquisition of land or interests in land, construction, and development of local trail connections to the Mill Towns State Trail in the city of Northfield.  This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.

 

Subd. 26.  Otter Tail County; Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail

 

 

 

1,603,000

 

For a grant to Otter Tail County to construct the McDonald Lake segment of the Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail, which goes from the intersection of County State-Aid Highway 41 and 440th Street to the intersection of County State-Aid Highway 34 and County State-Aid Highway 35.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 27.  Red Wing; Upper Harbor - Bay Point Renewal

 

 

325,000

 

For a grant to the city of Red Wing for predesign and design of Red Wing's Upper Harbor and Bay Point Park Renewal on the Mississippi riverfront project to reconfigure the gravel-covered former landfill and partially paved areas into a public park, the


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rehabilitation or restoration of wetlands, and redesigned or increased parking to serve the Bay Point Park boat launch.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount is committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 28.  Silver Bay; Trailhead Center

 

 

 

1,900,000

 

For a grant to the city of Silver Bay to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a multimodal trailhead center for the various hiking, bicycling, snowmobile, and all-terrain vehicle trails that converge in the area.  The center includes separated trail access for motorized and nonmotorized users and open space for trail users, parking, a wayside rest area, and a new trailhead center building that includes lavatories and showers.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from other sources to complete the project.  The nonstate contribution may be made in-kind.  In-kind contributions may include removal of the existing building and site preparation, whether begun before or after the effective date of this section.

 

Subd. 29.  St. Louis County; Voyageur Country ATV Trail

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to St. Louis County for design, permitting, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of Phase I of the Voyageur Country ATV Trail connections in the areas of Orr, Ash River, Kabetogama Township, and International Falls to the Voyageur Country ATV Trail system.

 

Subd. 30.  Unspent Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

The unspent portion of an appropriation for a project in this section that is complete, upon written notice to the commissioner of management and budget, is available for asset preservation under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946.  Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies from the date of the original appropriation to the unspent amount transferred.

 

Sec. 8.  POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$53,592,000

 

To the Pollution Control Agency for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Organics Infrastructure Capital Assistance Program

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

For grants to expand organics infrastructure by constructing, equipping, expanding, and adding capacity at new or existing organics transfer facilities, organics compost facilities, anaerobic


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digestion facilities, or other facilities that recover organic materials in accordance with the solid waste capital assistance grant program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54.

 

Subd. 3.  Sustainable Communities and Climate Resiliency

 

 

10,000,000

 

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.0716, subdivision 4.

 

Subd. 4.  Clay County

 

 

 

8,500,000

 

For a grant to Clay County under the solid waste capital assistance grant program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, in order to acquire land, design, construct, renovate, and equip a new resource recovery campus consisting of a new solid waste transfer station and problem materials management facility.

 

Subd. 5.  Pope-Douglas

 

 

 

9,000,000

 

For a grant to the Pope-Douglas Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Board under the solid waste capital assistance grant program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54.  This appropriation may be used to design, construct, and equip renovation and expansion of an existing waste diversion and materials recovery facility in the city of Alexandria; to design, construct, and equip a new organics composting facility in Douglas County; and to design, construct, and equip a new environmental learning center in Alexandria for problem materials recycling and disposal of household hazardous waste.  This appropriation may also be used to acquire land and for demolition costs associated with the projects described in this section and is intended to replace outdated public facilities and infrastructure to serve the waste diversion, recycling, and composting needs of Douglas, Pope, Otter Tail, Grant, Stevens, Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne Counties.

 

Subd. 6.  Ramsey-Washington

 

 

 

8,000,000

 

For a grant to Ramsey County under the solid waste capital assistance grant program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, in order to design, construct, furnish, and equip the expansion of and upgrades to the Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy facility, jointly owned by Ramsey and Washington Counties, located on Red Rock Road in Newport.  The project includes engineering and the acquisition and installation of major equipment to process organics and increase recycling of plastics, cardboard, and metals.


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Subd. 7.  Closed Landfill Cleanup

 

 

 

 

1,330,000

To design and construct remedial systems and acquire land at closed landfills throughout the state in accordance with the closed landfill program under Minnesota Statutes, sections 115B.39 to 115B.42.  The agency must follow the agency priorities, which includes a construction project at the Brookston Area Landfill.

 

Subd. 8.  Chisago County

 

 

 

391,000

 

For a grant to Chisago County under the solid waste capital assistance grants program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, to acquire land, design, construct, renovate, expand, and equip an existing household hazardous waste facility and a new self-service recycling facility.

 

Subd. 9.  Coon Rapids

 

 

 

700,000

 

For a grant to the city of Coon Rapids under the solid waste capital assistance grants program in Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, for expanding and improving the Coon Rapids Recycling Center, including constructing, furnishing, and equipping a building for polystyrene foam processing, a cold storage building, a covered storage area, and constructing driving lanes and parking areas.

 

Subd. 10.  Hennepin County

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to Hennepin County under the solid waste capital assistance grants program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, to design, construct, renovate, and equip an expansion to an existing transfer station in Brooklyn Park to manage larger quantities of organic materials.

 

Subd. 11.  Todd County

 

 

 

6,000,000

 

For a grant to Todd County under the solid waste capital assistance grants program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, to design, construct, and equip a new solid waste transfer station, to renovate the existing transfer station into a regional single-stream materials recovery facility, and to build and expand the regional source-separated organic material composting facility.

 

Subd. 12.  Minneapolis

 

 

 

571,000

 

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis under the solid waste capital assistance grants program under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, to renovate and equip an existing solid waste transfer station.


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Subd. 13.  Winona

 

 

 

2,100,000

 

To predesign, design, and construct the remediation to clean up the source area contamination located at the Winona groundwater contamination site.

 

Sec. 9.  BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$44,850,000

 

To the Board of Water and Soil Resources for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Local Government Roads Wetland Replacement Program

 

 

 

15,000,000

 

To acquire land or permanent easements and to restore, create, enhance, and preserve wetlands to replace those wetlands drained or filled as a result of the repair, reconstruction, replacement, or rehabilitation of existing public roads as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraphs (l) and (m).  The board may vary the priority order of Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), to implement an in-lieu fee agreement approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  The purchase price paid for acquisition of land or perpetual easement must be a fair market value as determined by the board.  The board may enter into agreements with the federal government, other state agencies, political subdivisions, nonprofit organizations, fee title owners, or other qualified private entities to acquire wetland replacement credits in accordance with Minnesota Rules, chapter 8420.

 

Subd. 3.  Local Government Roads Wetland Replacement Program

 

 

 

8,000,000

 

From the general fund to the board to administer its statutory responsibilities and acquire wetland banking credits to replace those wetlands drained or filled as a result of repairing, reconstructing, replacing, or rehabilitating existing public roads as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 3, the board may implement the wetland replacement program when consistent with the watershed approach of section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act.  The purchase price paid for acquiring wetland credits must be determined by the board.  The board may enter into agreements with the federal government, other state agencies, political subdivisions, nonprofit organizations, fee title owners, or other qualified private entities to acquire wetland replacement credits in accordance with Minnesota Rules, chapter 8420.  Of this appropriation, up to $560,000 is available


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for the development of the required elements of an in-lieu fee wetland mitigation program in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.2242, subdivision 3, and up to $440,000 is available for mitigation stewardship in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.103, subdivision 3.

 

Subd. 4.  Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Program

 

 

12,500,000

 

To acquire conservation easements from landowners to preserve, restore, create, and enhance wetlands and associated uplands of prairie and grasslands, and to restore and enhance rivers and streams, riparian lands, and associated uplands of prairie and grasslands, in order to protect soil and water quality, support fish and wildlife habitat, reduce flood damage, and provide other public benefits.  The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, apply to this program.  The board shall give priority to leveraging federal money by enrolling targeted new lands or enrolling environmentally sensitive lands that have expiring federal conservation agreements.  The board is authorized to enter into new agreements and amend past agreements with landowners as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, subdivision 5, to allow for restoration.  Up to five percent of this appropriation may be used for restoration and enhancement.

 

Subd. 5.  Cedar River Watershed District

 

 

 

1,850,000

 

For a grant to the Cedar River Watershed District to implement Phase 2 of the Cedar River Capital Improvement Project plan for implementation of flood mitigation and watershed treatment projects in the Cedar River Watershed.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from other sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 6.  Shell Rock River Watershed District

 

 

 

7,500,000

 

For a grant to the Shell Rock River Watershed District to acquire land, construct an earthen berm for sediment, and implement continued restoration activities for Fountain Lake in the city of Albert Lea by the Shell Rock River Watershed District.  This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.

 

Sec. 10.  AGRICULTURE

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$23,528,000

 

To the commissioner of administration or other named entity for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Agriculture and Health Laboratory Building

 

 

 

21,278,000


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To construct, renovate, and equip the Department of Agriculture/Department of Health Laboratory Building in St. Paul, including but not limited to creating a dedicated biosafety level 3 laboratory space, to meet safety, energy, and operational efficiency needs.  $779,000 of this appropriation is from the general fund for relocation expenses associated with this project.

 

Subd. 3.  Hmong American Farmers Association

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

From the general fund to the commissioner of agriculture for a grant to the Hmong American Farmers Association to purchase approximately 155 acres in Dakota County that the association has leased since 2014.  The purchase includes all buildings and improvements on the property.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that an amount sufficient to complete the project, estimated to be $500,000, has been committed from other sources.

 

Subd. 4.  Poultry Processing

 

 

 

250,000

 

(a) To the commissioner of agriculture for a grant to the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency for predesign of a poultry processing plant and an associated industrial park aimed at creating new, value-added economic opportunities for local farmers in southeastern Minnesota, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  The Albert Lea Economic Development Agency may work with the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance and the commissioner of agriculture in developing the predesign for the industrial park.

 

(b) By March 1, 2022, the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency, in collaboration with the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance and the commissioner of agriculture, must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over agriculture finance on the progress, development, and implementation of the poultry processing plant and industrial park design and their potential to open new market opportunities for local and emerging farmers.

 

Sec. 11.  RURAL FINANCE AUTHORITY

 

 

 

$40,000,000

 

For the purposes set forth in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (h), to the Rural Finance Authority to purchase participation interests in or to make direct agricultural loans to farmers under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B.  This appropriation is for the beginning farmer program under Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.039; the loan restructuring program under Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.04; the seller-sponsored program under Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.042; the agricultural improvement loan program under Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.043; and the livestock expansion loan program under


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Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.045.  All debt service on bond proceeds used to finance this appropriation must be repaid by the Rural Finance Authority under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.643.  Loan participations must be priced to provide full interest and principal coverage and a reserve for potential losses.  Priority for loans must be given first to beginning farmer loans, second to seller-sponsored loans, and third to agricultural improvement loans.

 

Sec. 12.  MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$25,000,000

 

To the Minnesota Zoological Garden Board for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

21,000,000

 

For capital asset preservation improvements and betterments to infrastructure and exhibits at the Minnesota Zoo, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.  Notwithstanding the specified uses of money under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307, the board may use this appropriation to replace buildings that are in poor condition, outdated, and no longer support the work of the Minnesota Zoo and to construct and renovate trails, and roads on the Minnesota Zoo site.  Notwithstanding the specified uses of money under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307, this appropriation may be used to design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of the monorail structure as an elevated pedestrian trail.

 

Subd. 3.  Revitalize the Zoo

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

To design, renovate, construct, furnish, and equip the nocturnal trail.  The Minnesota Zoo may use any money remaining after completion of that project for the tropics trail and other paths, roadways, and guest amenities.

 

Sec. 13.  ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$25,109,000

 

To the commissioner of administration for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Capital Asset Preservation and Replacement Account

 

 

 

9,000,000

 

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632.


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Subd. 3.  Ford Building

 

 

 

170,000

 

To design the abatement of hazardous materials and demolition of the Ford Building and associated infrastructure located on the Capitol complex as the first phase of overall site redevelopment.  This appropriation may also be used to design modifications necessary to maintain access to the Capitol complex tunnel system as well as to provide security, irrigation, and landscaping for the site.

 

Before beginning demolition, the commissioner must develop an executable design feature to be implemented in the interior or exterior of the building constructed on the site or incorporated into the site design.  The design feature must use portions of the original exterior facade, which might include elements of the main entry way, or must incorporate a significant reuse of the original terra cotta ornamentation.

 

Subd. 4.  Real Estate Strategic Plan

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

From the general fund to develop a long-range strategic plan, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.24, subdivision 1.

 

Subd. 5.  Capitol Complex - Physical Security Upgrades Phase II

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

From the general fund to design, construct, and equip upgrades to the physical security elements and systems for one or more of the buildings listed in this subdivision, their attached tunnel systems, their surrounding grounds, and parking facilities as identified in the 2017 Minnesota State Capitol Complex Physical Security Predesign completed by Miller Dunwiddie.  Improvements may include but are not limited to design and abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials, the installation of bollards, blast protection, infrastructure security screen walls, door access controls, emergency call stations, security kiosks, locking devices, security cameras, traffic control, or any other physical security measures needed to meet the latest security threats.  This appropriation includes money for work associated with one or more of the following buildings:  Andersen, Freeman, Retirement Systems, Transportation, Administration, Centennial, Judicial, Ag/Health Lab, Minnesota History Center, Capitol Complex Power Plant and Shops, Stassen, State Office, and Veterans Service.

 

Subd. 6.  State Building Efficiency

 

 

 

4,339,000

 

From the general fund for deposit in the building efficiency revolving loan account to make loans to improve energy and water efficiency in state facilities as permitted under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.86 and 16B.87.


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Subd. 7.  Property Acquisition

 

 

 

2,600,000

 

To acquire land adjacent to state-owned property to provide a future development site to meet space needs on the Capitol complex, as well as to design, construct, and equip temporary parking on the site for the Capitol complex.  This appropriation may also be used to design and complete any hazardous materials abatement on the site.

 

Subd. 8.  ADA Building Accommodation

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

From the general fund to make Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation improvements in state-owned and state-leased buildings.  The commissioner may establish processes for submission and review of proposals from state agencies, boards, and commissions, the legislative and judicial branches of government, and constitutional offices in order to allocate money to improve physical access to state services and employment opportunities.

 

Subd. 9.  Capitol Complex Tunnel; ADA Compliance

 

 

 

500,000

 

To predesign capital improvements to the tunnel connecting the State Office Building with the State Capitol, necessary to bring the tunnel into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Sec. 14.  AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$8,350,000

 

To the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

837,000

 

For asset preservation improvements and betterments of a capital nature at the National Sports Center in Blaine, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

 

Subd. 3.  National Sports Center

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

To complete field construction of the 80 acre north campus.

 

Subd. 4.  Mighty Ducks

 

 

 

4,813,000

 

For the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.09, paragraph (b).

 

Subd. 5.  South St. Paul; Doug Woog Arena

 

 

 

200,000

 

For a grant to the city of South St. Paul to predesign, design, construct, install, and renovate the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system in Rink 1 of Doug Woog Arena.  This


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appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Sec. 15.  MILITARY AFFAIRS

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$21,895,000

 

To the adjutant general for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Rosemount Readiness Center

 

 

 

1,100,000

 

To design the renovation of existing space at the Rosemount Readiness Center, including mechanical, electrical, building envelope, energy efficiency, and life safety improvements.

 

Subd. 3.  Fergus Falls Readiness Center

 

 

 

2,200,000

 

To design and renovate existing space at the Fergus Falls Readiness Center, including mechanical, electrical, building envelope, energy efficiency, and life safety improvements, and to construct an addition on the existing property.

 

Subd. 4.  Moorhead Readiness Center

 

 

 

5,345,000

 

To design and renovate existing space at the Moorhead Readiness Center, including mechanical, electrical, building envelope, energy efficiency, and life safety improvements, and to construct an addition on the existing property.

 

Subd. 5.  Marshall Readiness Center

 

 

 

3,250,000

 

To design and renovate existing space at the Marshall Readiness Center, including mechanical, electrical, building envelope, energy efficiency, and life safety improvements, and to construct an addition on the existing property.

 

Subd. 6.  Military Museum

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

For one or more of the following:  to acquire land or interest in land, and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a facility outside the boundaries of Camp Ripley in Morrison County, for the Minnesota Military Museum.  The project, when completed, will include a visitor's center and gift shop; administrative offices; work, storage, and exhibit space; landscaping; parking; and other amenities and infrastructure for the museum.  The adjutant general may enter into a lease or management agreement for the museum, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount is committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.


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Subd. 7.  Unspent Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

The unspent portion of an appropriation for a project in this section that is complete, upon written notice to the commissioner of management and budget, is available for statewide asset preservation under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.  Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies from the date of the original appropriation to the unspent amount transferred.

 

Sec. 16.  PUBLIC SAFETY

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$54,811,000

 

To the commissioner of administration or other named entity for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  State Emergency Operations Center

 

 

 

29,545,000

 

To acquire the site in Blaine, update the predesign, and to design, construct, furnish, and equip a new State Emergency Operations Center and Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office.  This appropriation may also be used to design and complete hazardous materials abatement and demolition as needed on the acquired site.

 

Subd. 3.  Southern Minnesota BCA Regional Office and Laboratory

 

 

 

100,000

 

For predesign of a new Bureau of Criminal Apprehension regional office and laboratory facility in the Mankato area.

 

Subd. 4.  BCA Maryland Building

 

 

 

2,276,000

 

To design, construct, renovate, equip, and furnish unfinished space in the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension building in St. Paul to provide new offices.

 

Subd. 5.  Regional Training Facility Study

 

 

 

500,000

 

From the general fund to the commissioner of public safety for a comprehensive needs assessment of training for fire, police, and emergency response personnel across the state that will consider facility locations, training delivery methods, and costs.  The department may consult with the Minnesota Management and Budget Division of Management Analysis and Development in preparing the assessment results and recommendations in two phases.  Phase 1, which will report on the inventory of current facilities and provide an updated list of criteria for evaluating and scoring locations for proposed facilities, is due by August 31, 2021.  Phase 2 is due by December 31, 2022, and must analyze


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how best to meet future training needs for public safety personnel, estimate related operating and capital costs, and analyze how to ensure that local governments have adopted long-range capital plans that among other things address how local governments plan to finance their fire halls, police stations, and training centers.

 

Subd. 6.  Crystal; Police Department Expansion

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

To the commissioner of public safety for a grant to the city of Crystal to design, construct, furnish, and equip an expansion of the city's police department facility.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 7.  Edina; South Metro Public Safety Training Facility

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

To the commissioner of public safety for a grant to the city of Edina to predesign, design, construct, expand, renovate, furnish, and equip improvements to the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility.  This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.

 

Of this appropriation:

 

(1) $500,000 is to replace or upgrade the HVAC system with a HEPA filtration system;

 

(2) $500,000 is to expand the defensive tactics mat room; and

 

(3) $1,000,000 is for a tactical training building to provide year‑round flexible space for different training scenarios.

 

Subd. 8.  Maple Grove; North Metro Range

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

To the commissioner of public safety for a grant to the city of Maple Grove to design, construct, furnish, and equip an expansion of the Maple Grove North Metro Range regional public safety training facility.  The project includes facilities to provide law enforcement officers training in de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 9.  Minneapolis; Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Facility

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

To the commissioner of public safety for a grant to the city of Minneapolis for predesign, design, engineering, and construction of the expansion of the Emergency Operations Center and Fire


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Training Facility.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 10.  Virginia; Regional Public Safety Center and Training Facility

 

 

 

10,390,000

 

To the commissioner of public safety for a grant to the city of Virginia to acquire a site, demolish existing structures and prepare the site, and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a regional public safety center and training facility for the police and fire departments, emergency medical services, regional emergency services training, emergency operations, and other regional community needs.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Sec. 17.  TRANSPORTATION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$452,952,000

 

To the commissioner of transportation for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

 

 

 

53,228,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for trunk highway corridor projects under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 2, for construction and reconstruction of local roads with statewide or regional significance under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4, or for grants to counties to assist in paying the costs of rural road safety capital improvement projects on county state-aid highways under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4a.

 

Subd. 3.  Anoka County; East River Road

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Anoka County to complete the preliminary engineering, environmental documentation, and final design of interchange construction and associated improvements to Anoka County State‑Aid Highway 1, known as East River Road, at marked Trunk Highway 610 in the city of Coon Rapids.  This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.


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Subd. 4.  Dakota County; Diffley Road

 

 

 

5,500,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for one or more grants to Dakota County, the city of Eagan, and Independent School District No. 196, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, to reconstruct Diffley Road between Lexington Avenue and Braddock Trail, and Daniel Drive at Diffley Road.  The county, city, and school district must acquire any right-of-way needed and complete all predesign, design, and engineering required for the project as the nonstate contribution and this appropriation does not require any additional nonstate contribution.

 

Subd. 5.  Golden Valley; Douglas Drive and Highway 55

 

 

7,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city of Golden Valley to construct public safety improvements at the intersection of Douglas Drive and Highway 55, including a box culvert underpass across Highway 55, a roundabout and extended frontage road south of Highway 55, retaining wall construction, underground utility relocation, sidewalk and trail connections to existing facilities, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant facilities, and landscaping.  Amounts spent by the city of Golden Valley in 2016 and 2017 to reconstruct approximately 1-3/4 miles of Douglas Drive north of Highway 55, including on-street bicycle lanes and off-street trails and sidewalks, constitute the city's nonstate contribution to this project.

 

Subd. 6.  Maple Grove; Local Connections

 

 

 

14,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city of Maple Grove or Hennepin County, or both, in amounts determined by the commissioner to acquire right-of-way, predesign, design, engineer, and construct roadway connections between marked Trunk Highway 610 and I-94, and the extension to County Road 30 in Hennepin County.  The project includes completion of the update of the environmental impact statement with an environmental assessment for the project.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that amounts necessary to complete the project have been committed from nonstate sources.  The total estimated cost is $33,000,000.

 

Subd. 7.  Oak Park Heights; Realignment of 60th Street

 

 

794,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city of Oak Park Heights to design, engineer, construct, furnish, and equip a realignment of 60th Street, lying south of State


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Highway 36, from Krueger Lane to a current service road east of Norell Avenue and west of Nova Scotia Avenue, including the installation of a roundabout at the intersection with Norell Avenue.  This project includes off-street trails and sidewalks, and public safety improvements, utility relocations and connections, trail connections, accessibility features, landscaping, and storm water management, all in conjunction with the realignment of 60th Street.  The total project cost is estimated to be $2,230,000 and this appropriation is available when the commissioner of management and budget determines that sufficient resources have been committed to complete the project.

 

Subd. 8.  Ramsey County; I-35E and County Road J Interchange

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Ramsey County to complete the preliminary engineering and environmental documentation for a full access interchange on County Road J at Interstate Highway 35E and associated improvements on County Road J supporting the interchange from Centerville Road to Otter Lake Road in the cities of North Oaks and Lino Lakes and White Bear Township.  This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.

 

Subd. 9.  Richfield; 77th Street Underpass

 

 

 

7,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city of Richfield for the extension of 77th Street under marked Trunk Highway 77/Cedar Avenue project in the city of Richfield, and is added to the appropriation in Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 10, subdivision 7, as amended by Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 32.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least $13,800,000 has been committed from other sources to complete the project.  Contributions from other sources include other money spent on the project before the effective date of this subdivision.

 

Subd. 10.  Scott County; Highway 13 and Yosemite Interchange

 

 

 

3,666,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Scott County to acquire land, predesign, and design local road improvements, including accommodations for bicycles and pedestrians, to support a programmed interchange at the intersection of marked Trunk Highway 13 and Dakota Avenue in Savage.


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Subd. 11.  Sherburne County; Zimmerman Interchange Project

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Sherburne County for environmental documentation, preliminary engineering, and final design of the local road portions of the proposed interchange project at marked U.S. Highway 169 and Sherburne County State-Aid Highway 4 in Zimmerman.  Any money remaining upon completion of the design process may be used to acquire right-of-way needed for the local road portions of the interchange project.

 

Subd. 12.  Washington County; Interchange at Highway 36 and County Road 15

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Washington County for engineering and property and easement acquisition, in conjunction with an interchange at marked Trunk Highway 36 and County State-Aid Highway 15, known as Manning Avenue, in Washington County.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 13.  Zumbrota; Jefferson Drive

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city of Zumbrota to predesign, design, and reconstruct a segment of Jefferson Drive and the adjacent trail in the city of Zumbrota, including a culvert extension, and replacement of or improvements to side street connections, pedestrian crossing facilities, storm sewer, drainage, sanitary sewer, and water lines.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.

 

Subd. 14.  Local Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation

 

 

53,228,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund to match federal money and to replace or rehabilitate local deficient bridges as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50.

 

Subd. 15.  St. Paul; Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard Bridge

 

 

55,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city of St. Paul to demolish and remove the existing Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard bridge over the BNSF railroad,


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Commercial Street, and marked Interstate Highway 94, and to acquire right-of-way for, design, and construct a replacement bridge that includes multimodal elements for bicycles, pedestrians, vehicles, and mass transit.  This appropriation also may be used for any roadway approach reconstruction work identified within the project limits, including right-of-way acquisition and design.  This appropriation does not require a local match.

 

Subd. 16.  Washington County; Bridge Over I-694

 

 

 

3,500,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Washington County to predesign, design, engineer, construct, and equip the reconstruction of the 4th Street Bridge over Interstate 694 in the city of Oakdale.  This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that a sufficient amount has been committed from nonstate sources to complete the project.  The total estimated project cost is $10,300,000.

 

Subd. 17.  Safe Routes to School

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

$8,000,000 of this appropriation is for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.40.

 

$2,000,000 of this appropriation is from the general fund to predesign, design, construct, and equip bicycle and pedestrian facilities along trunk highways on or through reservations and tribal lands or for grants with Indian tribal governments to predesign, design, construct, and equip bicycle and pedestrian facilities on reservations or tribal lands.

 

Subd. 18.  Rail Service Improvement

 

 

 

6,000,000

 

For rail service improvement grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 222.50.

 

Subd. 19.  Port Development Assistance

 

 

 

14,000,000

 

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 457A.  Any improvements made with the proceeds of these grants must be publicly owned.

 

Subd. 20.  Railroad Warning Devices

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

To design, construct, and equip replacement of active highway-rail grade warning devices that have reached the end of their useful life.


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Subd. 21.  Passenger Rail

 

 

 

15,000,000

 

(a) For intercity passenger rail implementation on Phase 1 corridors identified in the 2015 update to the state rail plan under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.03, subdivision 1b.

 

(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a portion or phase of an intercity passenger rail project may be accomplished with one or more state appropriations, and an intercity passenger rail project need not be completed with any one appropriation.  This appropriation is available for program delivery and capital improvements and betterments, including preliminary engineering, design, final engineering, environmental analysis and mitigation, acquisition of land and right-of-way, and construction.

 

(c) Projects include the Northern Lights Express service between Minneapolis and St. Paul and Duluth, a second daily Amtrak train between Minneapolis and St. Paul and Chicago, and extension of the Northstar Commuter Rail service to St. Cloud.

 

Subd. 22.  Northstar Commuter Rail Extension to St. Cloud

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

From the general fund for assessment, analysis, and review of the project to extend Northstar Commuter Rail service to the city of St. Cloud.

 

Subd. 23.  Northern Lights Express; Third Mainline Railroad Track in Anoka County

 

 

 

24,000,000

 

To design, engineer, and construct Phase 1 of a third mainline railroad track and related track, bridge, signal, and drainage improvements adjacent to the two existing mainline tracks between BNSF's Northtown Yard and Coon Creek Junction at mile post 21.10.  Phase 1 is between the north end of BNSF's Northtown Yard in the vicinity of mile post 14.9 and the Fridley Northstar Commuter Rail station.

 

Subd. 24.  Northern Lights Express; Grassy Point Bridge

 

 

8,750,000

 

To design and rehabilitate the operating, control, and mechanical systems that support the opening and closing of the swing bridge position of the Grassy Point railroad bridge that crosses St. Louis Bay.

 

Subd. 25.  Transportation Facilities Capital Program

 

 

40,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund for the transportation facilities capital program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.13.


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Subd. 26.  Railroad Grade Separation in Moorhead

 

 

 

52,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund for environmental analysis, design, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, removal of existing structures, and construction of rail grade crossing separations in the vicinity of marked Trunk Highway 10 and marked Trunk Highway 75 in the city of Moorhead at 11th Street.

 

Subd. 27.  Railroad Grade Separation in Anoka County

 

 

10,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund to complete the preliminary engineering, environmental documentation, final design, and right-of-way acquisition of a highway-rail grade separation on marked Trunk Highway 47, also known as Ferry Street, at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing and associated improvements in the city of Anoka.

 

Subd. 28.  Greater Minnesota Transit Program

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

For capital assistance for publicly owned greater Minnesota transit systems to acquire property, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip transit capital facilities under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 3c.

 

Subd. 29.  International Falls-Koochiching County Airport Improvements

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the International Falls-Koochiching County Airport Commission to provide for the nonfederal share of a project at International Falls Airport for land acquisition, predesign, design, and reconstruction of the runway, taxiway, and apron.

 

Subd. 30.  Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Improvements

 

 

5,800,000

 

For a grant to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission for site mitigation and demolition, predesign, and design, and to construct, furnish, and equip a joint-use facility to be used by the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport and the Department of Natural Resources, a paved apron, and airport perimeter fencing.

 

Subd. 31.  Rochester International Airport Improvements

 

 

11,400,000

 

(a) This appropriation is for one or more grants to the city of Rochester for improvements to the Rochester International Airport as specified in this subdivision.  If any amount specified for a Phase is not needed to complete that phase, the unexpended and unencumbered amount may be applied to another phase of the Rochester International Airport project for which an appropriation is made in this section.


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(b) $1,025,000 is for Phase 1, to reconstruct the middle portion of runway 2/20 and to construct associated grading and drainage improvements at the Rochester International Airport.

 

(c) $3,400,000 is for Phase 2 for property acquisition; site mitigation; relocation of 31st Avenue SW and County Road 30; utility and navigational aid repositioning; grading and drainage improvements; removal of taxiways; reconstruction of the southern portion of runway 2 and runway shoulders; and installation of lighting and signage at the Rochester International Airport.