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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION - 2020

 

_____________________

 

SECOND DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 5:00 p.m. and was called to order by Laurie Halverson, Speaker pro tempore.

 

      Prayer was offered by the Reverend Denise Dunbar-Perkins, Retired Minister, Presbyterian Church of the Twin Cities, 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

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.

 

      Schultz was excused.

 

      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 STANDING COMMITTEES AND DIVISIONS

 

 

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

 

H. F. No. 1, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring local units of government to establish law enforcement citizen oversight councils; specifying powers and duties of the councils and the responsibilities of local authorities toward them; amending arbitrator selection for peace officer grievance arbitrations; creating a process to collect and analyze data on complaints filed against peace officers; providing for a peace officer discipline report; expanding the membership of the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training; establishing a Police-Community Relations Council to report to and advise the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board; extending the civil statute of limitations for certain actions by peace officers; tolling the civil statute of limitations during investigations of peace officers; providing for revocation of peace officer license for violating use of force policy; prohibiting warrior-style training for peace officers; prohibiting the use of certain restraints; requiring law enforcement agencies to update policies regarding the use of force; establishing a duty for peace officers to intercede when another peace officer is using unreasonable force; establishing a duty for peace officers to report excessive force incidents; requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt policies that require peace officers to intercede when another officer is using unreasonable force; providing for mandatory reporting of peace officer terminations and resignation; authorizing residency requirements for peace officers; extending reporting and use of appropriation for missing and murdered indigenous women task force; authorizing rulemaking; modifying a peace officer's authority to use deadly force; assigning prosecutorial authority for peace-officer-involved deaths to the attorney general; providing for juvenile risk assessments; establishing an independent Use of Force Investigations Unit within the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; limiting the use of money bail for certain offenses; providing critical incident stress management services; providing for public safety peer counseling; reporting law enforcement use of force; establishing an Officer-Involved Death Review Board; establishing a Community-Led Public Safety Coordinator; establishing grants to promote community-based crisis intervention; establishing grants to promote community healing; establishing standards for crisis intervention and mental illness crisis training for peace officers; requiring the development and implementation of autism training for peace officers; restoring the civil right to vote of an individual upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed; requiring notice; requiring reports; classifying data; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 8.01; 13.43, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision; 201.014, by adding a subdivision; 201.071, subdivision 1; 260B.176, by adding a subdivision; 388.051, subdivision 1; 415.16, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 541.073, subdivision 2; 573.02, subdivision 1; 609.06, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 609.066, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 609.165, subdivision 1; 626.841; 626.8432, subdivision 2; 626.8452, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 626.8457, subdivision 1; 626.8469; 626.89, subdivisions 2, 17; 629.53; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 204C.10; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 12, subdivision 7; article 2, section 28, subdivisions 4, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 8; 181; 201; 243; 299A; 299C; 541; 626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 181.973.

 

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. 3, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and for other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; modifying prior appropriations; establishing new programs and modifying existing programs; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 16A.641, by adding a subdivision; 16B.86; 16B.87; 41B.025, by adding a subdivision; 115A.0716; 123B.53, subdivisions 1, 4; 126C.63, subdivision 8;


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126C.66, subdivision 3; 126C.69, as amended; 126C.71; 134.45, subdivision 5; 137.61; 137.62, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 137.63; 137.64; 363A.36, by adding a subdivision; 363A.44, subdivision 1; 462A.37, by adding a subdivision; 473.4052, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 16A.968, subdivision 3; 462A.37, subdivisions 2, 5; Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 18, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, sections 10, subdivision 7, as amended; 13; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, sections 15, subdivisions 3, as amended, 4; 18, subdivision 3; 20, subdivision 21, as amended; Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, sections 2, subdivision 6; 7, subdivision 1; 21, subdivisions 1, 26, 27; 26, subdivisions 1, as amended, 2; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 6, section 7, subdivision 2, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 116J; 174; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 126C.65, subdivision 2; 126C.68, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 126C.68, subdivision 3; Minnesota Rules, part 7380.0280.

 

Reported the same back with the following amendments:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

 

Section 1.  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS. 

 

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

 

 

 

$75,381,000

 

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)

 

 

 

38,495,000


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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

 

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

 

 

 

$82,010,000


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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)

 

 

 

64,103,000

 

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.  Minneapolis Community and Technical College

 

 

990,000

 

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. 5.  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. 6.  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 for appropriations from the general fund otherwise available to the board and apply the amount of the reduction to cover the missed


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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. 7.  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

 

 

 

$22,951,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Library Construction Grants

 

 

 

22,951,000

 

For library construction grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45.

 

Sec. 5.  MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$6,830,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

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.

 

Sec. 6.  PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$750,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

750,000

 

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.

 

Sec. 7.  NATURAL RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$96,395,000

 

(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

 

 

 

25,000,000

 

(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.


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(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

 

 

 

15,000,000

 

(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.

 

(b) To the extent practical, levee projects shall meet the state standard of three feet above the 100-year flood elevation.

 

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

 

(d) This appropriation may be used for projects in the following municipalities:  Afton, Austin, Browns Valley, Delano, Faribault, Golden Valley, Halstad, Hawley, Hendrum, Inver Grove Heights, Jordan, Montevideo, Moorhead, Newfolden, Nielsville, Owatonna, Round Lake Township in Jackson County, and Sioux Valley Township in Jackson County.

 

(e) This appropriation also may be used for projects in the following watershed districts:  Bois de Sioux Watershed District, 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.

 

(f) 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.

 

(g) 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).


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

 

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

 

 

2,000,000

 

For predesign, design, engineering, and construction of projects to mitigate the threat to property, public safety, and water quality from rising water levels 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 these projects is not sufficient to complete them, the commissioner must use money appropriated for asset preservation under subdivision 2.

 

Subd. 5.  Dam Renovation, Repair, Removal

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

(a) For design, engineering, and construction to repair, reconstruct, or remove publicly owned dams and respond to dam safety emergencies on publicly owned dams.  Of this appropriation, $18,000,000 is for the reconstruction of the Lake Bronson Dam in Lake Bronson State Park.

 

(b) The commissioner shall determine project priorities as appropriate under Minnesota Statutes, sections 103G.511 and 103G.515.  If the commissioner determines that a project is not ready to proceed, this appropriation may be used for other projects on the commissioner's priority list.

 

Subd. 6.  State Park and Recreation Area Accessibility

 

 

3,000,000

 

For the predesign, design, and construction of accessibility improvements at William O'Brien State Park.

 

Subd. 7.  Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

 

 

 

5,800,000

 

For the predesign, design, and construction of a campground and related infrastructure at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park.

 

Subd. 8.  Shade Tree Program

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

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;


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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. 9.  Forests for the Future

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For the forests for the future program under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66.

 

Subd. 10.  Blazing Star State Trail

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For construction of a bridge over Albert Lea Lake and associated trail work for a trail connection of the Blazing Star Trail under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015, subdivision 19, from Albert Lea to Hayward.

 

Subd. 11.  Camp Ripley; Veterans State Trail

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For construction of the Camp Ripley/Veterans State Trail under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015, subdivision 28.

 

Subd. 12.  Heartland State Trail; Detroit Lakes to Frazee Segment

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For land acquisition, final engineering, and design of the proposed Heartland State Trail between its current terminus at Becker County CSAH 10 and Trunk Highway 87 in Frazee, and for the construction of a trail bridge over Becker County CSAH 10.

 

Subd. 13.  Heartland State Trail; Itasca State Park Connector

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For final engineering and design of the trail segment of the Heartland State Trail located within Itasca State Park and for the construction of a trail tunnel under Trunk Highway 71.

 

Subd. 14.  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. 

 

Subd. 15.  Lake City; Ohuta Beach Breakwater

 

 

 

1,058,000

 

For a grant to the city of Lake City to design and construct a breakwater at Ohuta Beach in Lake City at Ohuta Park. 


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Subd. 16.  Mankato; Riverbank Restoration

 

 

 

7,200,000

 

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;

 

(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.

 

Subd. 17.  Otter Tail County; Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail

 

 

 

1,600,000

 

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.

 

Subd. 18.  Rochester; Cascade Park

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Rochester to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip improvements of a capital nature, including a pavilion, an amphitheater, performance facilities, picnic shelters, restroom facilities, play areas, park access, and landscaping.

 

Subd. 19.  Scott County; McMahon Lake Flood Mitigation

 

 

600,000

 

For the state share of a flood hazard mitigation grant to Scott County for publicly owned capital improvements to prevent or alleviate flood damage on McMahon Lake under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161.

 

Subd. 20.  Silver Bay; Trailhead Center

 

 

 

1,100,000

 

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.


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Subd. 21.  St. Louis County; Voyageur Country ATV Trail

 

 

950,000

 

For a grant to St. Louis County for design, 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. 22.  Winona; Mississippi Riverfront Trail

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, to the city of Winona to construct a paved trail from Levee Park to Lions Park along the Mississippi River in the city of Winona.

 

Subd. 23.  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

 

 

 

$27,146,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Clay County

 

 

 

7,500,000

 

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. 3.  Dakota and Scott Counties

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a capital assistance grant under Minnesota Statutes, sections 115A.54 to 115A.541, to Dakota County or Scott County to acquire land, design, construct, and equip a new regional household hazardous waste collection and recycling facility to be located at a site in Dakota County or Scott County that best supports access needs for the residents of Dakota and Scott Counties.

 

Subd. 4.  Pope-Douglas; Solid Waste Facility

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

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


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appropriation may be used 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 recycling and composting needs of Douglas, Pope, Otter Tail, Grant, Stevens, Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne Counties.

 

Subd. 5.  Ramsey-Washington

 

 

 

7,000,000

 

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.

 

Subd. 6.  Brookston; 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. 7.  Coon Rapids

 

 

 

316,000

 

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. 8.  Todd County; Solid Waste Facility

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

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, and to renovate the existing transfer station and household hazardous waste facility.

 

Sec. 9.  BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$24,000,000

 

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


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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 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.  This appropriation is onetime. 

 

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

 

 

1,000,000

 

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


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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.

 

Sec. 10.  AGRICULTURE

 

 

 

$20,779,000

 

To the commissioner of administration 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.

 

Sec. 11.  MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$13,000,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

13,000,000

 

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.

 

Sec. 12.  ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$5,750,000

 

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


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Subd. 2.  Capital Asset Preservation and Replacement Account

 

 

 

4,500,000

 

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

 

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 reflect portions of the original exterior facade design, which might include design elements of the main entry way, or must incorporate a significant reuse of terra cotta ornamentation if determined to be in sufficient good condition for reuse.

 

Subd. 4.  Capitol Complex - Physical Security Upgrades Phase II

 

 

 

980,000

 

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.  This appropriation includes money for work associated with one or more of the following buildings:  Administration, Centennial, Judicial, Ag/Health Lab, Minnesota History Center, Capitol Complex Power Plant and Shops, Stassen, State Office, and Veterans Service.

 

Subd. 5.  Capitol Complex Tunnel; ADA Compliance

 

 

 

100,000

 

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. 13.  AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$5,937,000

 

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


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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; Field Development and Maintenance Facility

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For demolition of a maintenance facility and to construct and equip a new maintenance facility for the National Sports Center in Blaine.

 

Subd. 4.  Mighty Ducks

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For grants to local government units under Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.09, paragraph (b), to improve indoor air quality or eliminate R-22.  This appropriation shall not be used to acquire ice resurfacing or edging equipment.

 

Subd. 5.  Construction and Renovation of Public Skate Parks

 

 

100,000

 

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.20, subdivision 2, clause (2), for design of skate parks from designers with expertise in the field of skate park design.

 

Sec. 14.  MILITARY AFFAIRS

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$24,545,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Rosemount Readiness Center

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

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

 

 

 

2,100,000

 

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.


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Subd. 5.  Marshall Readiness Center

 

 

 

3,100,000

 

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.  Camp Ripley; Military Museum

 

 

 

13,000,000

 

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.  This appropriation includes money for 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.

 

Sec. 15.  PUBLIC SAFETY

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$50,355,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  State Emergency Operations Center

 

 

 

29,545,000

 

To the commissioner of administration 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

 

To the commissioner of administration for predesign of a new Bureau of Criminal Apprehension regional office and laboratory facility in the Mankato area.

 

Subd. 4.  Chisholm; Public Safety Facility

 

 

 

1,910,000

 

For a grant to the city of Chisholm to acquire land, prepare the site, predesign, and design a new public safety facility for fire protection and law enforcement. 

 

Subd. 5.  Crystal; Police Department Expansion

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Crystal to design, construct, furnish, and equip an expansion of the city's police department facility. 


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Subd. 6.  Edina; South Metro Public Safety Training Facility

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Edina to predesign, design, construct, expand, renovate, furnish, and equip a tactical training building at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility to provide year‑round flexible space for different training scenarios.

 

Subd. 7.  Maple Grove; North Metro Range

 

 

 

3,500,000

 

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.

 

Subd. 8.  Minneapolis; Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Facility

 

 

 

800,000

 

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis for predesign, design, engineering, and construction of the expansion of the Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Facility.

 

Subd. 9.  Virginia; Regional Public Safety Center and Training Facility

 

 

 

9,500,000

 

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.

 

Sec. 16.  TRANSPORTATION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$323,209,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

 

 

 

75,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for eligible trunk highway corridor improvement 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.  Of this appropriation, at least $5,000,000 is for projects on town roads.


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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 analysis, 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. 

 

Subd. 4.  Anoka County; Marked U.S.  Highway 10/169

 

 

8,400,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Anoka County for environmental analysis, preliminary engineering, and final design for the interchanges on marked U.S. Highway 10/169 at County State-Aid Highway 56 (Ramsey Boulevard) and County State-Aid Highway 57 (Sunfish Lake Boulevard) and the associated railroad grade separations, frontage roads, backage roads, and connecting local streets to support the U.S. Highway 10/169 improvements in the city of Ramsey. 

 

Subd. 5.  Anoka County; Marked Trunk Highway 65 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 Anoka County to complete preliminary engineering, environmental analysis, and final design of a grade separation and associated improvements to Anoka County State-Aid Highway 12, known as 109th Avenue, at marked Trunk Highway 65 in the city of Blaine.

 

Subd. 6.  Dakota County; Diffley Road

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

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. 

 

Subd. 7.  Golden Valley; Douglas Drive and Highway 55

 

 

6,500,000

 

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.


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Subd. 8.  Maple Grove; Trunk Highway 610 Local Road Improvements

 

 

 

13,000,000

 

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.

 

Subd. 9.  Oak Park Heights; Realignment of 60th Street

 

 

790,000

 

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 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, and landscaping and storm water management, all in conjunction with the realignment of 60th Street. 

 

Subd. 10.  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 analysis 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.

 

Subd. 11.  Richfield; 77th Street Underpass

 

 

 

6,000,000

 

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.  This appropriation 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.


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Subd. 12.  Sartell; Local Roads

 

 

 

5,500,000

 

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 Sartell for improvements to Scout Drive to 50th Avenue South.  Improvements include predesign, design, engineering, acquisition of right-of-way, replacement or repair of utilities, street reconstruction, and other improvements or upgrades related to street work.

 

Subd. 13.  Sibley County; Scenic Byway 6 Reconstruction

 

 

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 Sibley County to predesign, design, engineer, acquire right-of-way for, and construct improvements to Sibley County State-Aid Highway 6, known as Scenic Byway 6, to raise the road to meet the 50-year flood level, provide for a walking and bicycling lane, and reconstruct the intersection of Scenic Byway 6 and Sibley County State-Aid Highway 5.

 

Subd. 14.  Scott County; Highway 13 and Yosemite Interchange

 

 

 

$5,269,000

 

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.

 

Subd. 15.  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 analysis, 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. 16.  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,


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including a culvert extension, and replacement of or improvements to side street connections, pedestrian crossing facilities, storm sewer, drainage, sanitary sewer, and water lines. 

 

Subd. 17.  Local Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation

 

 

30,000,000

 

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. 18.  St. Paul; Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard Bridge

 

 

52,000,000

 

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, Commercial Street, and marked Interstate Highway 94, and for acquisition of right-of-way, design, construction engineering, and construction of 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, design, and construction engineering.

 

Subd. 19.  Safe Routes to School; Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.40.

 

Subd. 20.  Rail Service Improvement

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

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

 

Subd. 21.  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. 22.  Passenger Rail

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

(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.  This appropriation is only for projects that are determined to be eligible for United States Department of Transportation funding.  $1,500,000 of this appropriation is for a project issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the Federal Railroad Administration on a Tier 2 project level environmental assessment.


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(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, rail crossings and bridge improvements, station improvements, and railroad appurtenances.

 

(c) Projects may 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. 23.  Greater Minnesota Transit Capital Program

 

 

2,000,000

 

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. 24.  International Falls-Koochiching County Airport Improvements

 

 

 

1,800,000

 

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. 25.  Rochester International Airport Runway and Associated Improvements

 

 

 

11,400,000

 

(a) The following appropriations are for one or more grants to the city of Rochester for improvements to the Rochester International Airport in phases.  If any of these appropriations for a specified phase is not needed to complete that phase, the unexpended and unencumbered amount may be applied to another phase of the Rochester Airport project for which an appropriation is made in this subdivision.  Each appropriation for a phase is available when the commissioner of management and budget determines that an amount sufficient to complete that phase is committed to the project.

 

(b) $1,025,000 is appropriated 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 appropriated for Phase 2, for property acquisition; site mitigation; relocation of 31st Ave.  SW and County Road 30; utility and navigational aid repositioning; grading


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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.

 

(d) $4,100,000 is appropriated for Phase 3, to modify airport fencing; construct an extension of runway 2, taxiways, and shoulders; site preparation and grading; reconstruction of a portion of runway 2, taxiways, and shoulders; installation of lighting and signage at the Rochester International Airport; and acquire and install instrument approach improvements.

 

(e) $625,000 is appropriated for Phase 4, to construct improvements to taxiway B and shoulders, to make grading and drainage improvements, and to install lighting and signage at the Rochester International Airport. 

 

(f) $1,025,000 is appropriated for Phase 5, to demolish and reconstruct a portion of taxiway B and shoulders; to reposition navigational aids; for grading and drainage improvements; and to install lighting and signage at the Rochester International Airport.

 

(g) $1,225,000 is appropriated for Phase 6, to reconstruct taxiway and runway intersections; to remove taxiways A6, E, F, G, and a portion of runway 20; and to reconstruct taxiway D at the Rochester International Airport.

 

Subd. 26.  Thief River Falls; Airport

 

 

 

5,500,000

 

For a grant to the Thief River Falls Regional Airport Authority to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a new cargo hangar building to include office space, a parking area, and connection to roadway and utilities.

 

Subd. 27.  Rogers; Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

 

 

 

2,200,000

 

For a grant to the city of Rogers to acquire property for and to design and construct a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over marked Interstate Highway 94 approximately one mile northwest of the interchange at marked Trunk Highway 101.  This appropriation includes money for construction of a bituminous trail to connect to the existing trail system.

 

Subd. 28.  Shakopee; Highway 169 Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Shakopee to acquire land or interests in land, predesign, design, engineer, and construct a pedestrian and bicycle overpass over marked Trunk Highway 169, and establish new trail segments, to connect the Southbridge neighborhood and Quarry Lake Park. 


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Subd. 29.  Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority; Winthrop to Hanley Falls Improvements

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

For a grant to the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority to rehabilitate a portion of the railroad track between Winthrop and Hanley Falls.  The grant under this subdivision may also be used for any required environmental analysis and remediation, predesign, design, and rehabilitation or replacement of bridges with new bridges or culverts between Winthrop and Hanley Falls.  A grant under this subdivision is in addition to any grant, loan, or loan guarantee for this project made by the commissioner under Minnesota Statutes, sections 222.46 to 222.62.  This appropriation is in addition to the appropriations under Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 16, subdivision 6; Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 16, subdivision 5; Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 11, subdivision 4; Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 15, subdivision 5; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 10, subdivision 4; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 7; and Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 16, subdivision 4.

 

Subd. 30.  Northfield; Regional Transit Hub

 

 

 

1,750,000

 

For a grant to the city of Northfield to acquire real property; prepare the site, including any environmental remediation; and predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a regional transit hub, including a pavilion, railroad quiet zone safety improvements, and trail connections.

 

Subd. 31.  Albert Lea; Highway 65 Flood Mitigation

 

 

 

800,000

 

For a grant to the city of Albert Lea for preliminary design, final design, right-of-way acquisition if needed, environmental remediation, site preparation, including demolition of existing buildings and structures deemed undesirable for storm water drainage ponds, soil excavation and disposal, lining of pond, retaining walls, and storm sewer drainage systems, and construction of storm water drainage ponds and storm water drainage systems for city storm water drainage in connection with the marked U.S. Highway 65 flood mitigation project in Albert Lea.  The flood mitigation project is to raise the roadway above flood levels.

 

Subd. 32.  Chisago County; U.S.  Highway 8 Reconstruction

 

 

8,000,000

 

(a) For a grant to Chisago County to predesign, design, engineer, and construct a reconstruction of marked U.S. Highway 8 from Karmel Avenue in Chisago City to Interstate 35 and pedestrian and bike trails along and crossings of this portion of U.S. Highway 8.  This reconstruction may include expanding segments of U.S. Highway 8 to four lanes, constructing or reconstructing frontage


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roads and backage roads, and realigning local roads to consolidate, remove, and relocate access onto and off of U.S. Highway 8.  This appropriation is for the portion of the project that is eligible for use of proceeds of general obligation bonds.  This appropriation is available until the project is completed or abandoned.

 

(b) Amounts planned by the Department of Transportation for the resurfacing of U.S. Highway 8, as reflected in MnDOT's Metro District Ten-Year Capital Highway Investment Study 2020-2029, shall instead be applied to the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 8 to supplement appropriations for that purpose from any fund in this section.

 

Subd. 33.  Henderson; Trunk Highway 93 to U.S.  Highway 169 Reconstruction

 

 

 

1,800,000

 

For projects eligible for general obligation bond proceeds that are associated with the reconstruction of marked Trunk Highway 93 from Henderson to marked U.S. Highway 169, to raise the roadway elevation and prevent closures due to river flooding.

 

Subd. 34.  Olmsted County; Trunk Highway 14 and County Road 104 Interchange Construction

 

 

 

6,000,000

 

For general obligation bond eligible portions of a project to predesign, design, engineer, construct, furnish, and equip an interchange at marked Trunk Highway 14 and County Road 104, including a flyover at 7th Street NW, in Olmstead County, and associated infrastructure and road work to accommodate the interchange.

 

Subd. 35.  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. 

 

Subd. 36.  Koochiching County; CSAH 24 Rail Grade Separation

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For a grant to Koochiching County to acquire land for and to predesign, design, engineer, and construct a rail grade crossing separation where County State-Aid Highway 24 crosses Canadian National railroad tracks near the cities of Ranier and International Falls.


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Subd. 37.  Red Wing; Rail Grade Separation

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

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 Red Wing for right-of-way acquisition, environmental analysis, design, engineering, removal of an existing structure, and construction of a rail grade crossing separation at Sturgeon Lake Road.  This appropriation is in addition to the appropriation for the same purpose in Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 4.

 

Sec. 17.  METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$87,900,000

 

To the Metropolitan Council for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Metropolitan Cities Inflow and Infiltration Grants

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

For grants to cities within the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2, for capital improvements in municipal wastewater collection systems to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration to the Metropolitan Council's metropolitan sanitary sewer disposal system.  Grants from this appropriation are for up to 50 percent of the cost to mitigate inflow and infiltration in the publicly owned municipal wastewater collection systems.  To be eligible for a grant, a city must be identified by the council as a contributor of excessive inflow and infiltration in the metropolitan disposal system or have a measured flow rate within 20 percent of its allowable council‑determined inflow and infiltration limits.  The council must award grants based on applications from cities that identify eligible capital costs and include a timeline for inflow and infiltration mitigation construction, pursuant to guidelines established by the council.

 

Subd. 3.  Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

For the cost of improvements and betterments of a capital nature and acquisition by the council and local government units of regional recreational open-space lands in accordance with the council's policy plan as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.147.  This appropriation must not be used to purchase easements.

 

Subd. 4.  Bus Rapid Transit Lines

 

 

 

55,000,000

 

For design, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of the B line bus rapid transit line between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the D line bus rapid transit line between Brooklyn


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Center and Bloomington.  To the extent money remains after the B line and D line projects are completed, this appropriation is also for preliminary design, design, and engineering of the E line bus rapid transit from Minneapolis to Southdale Transit Center.

 

Subd. 5.  Carver County; Lake Waconia

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

For a grant to Carver County to design, construct, and equip a waterfront pavilion with restrooms and a concession building, and to design, construct, and equip utility connections at Lake Waconia Regional Park.

 

Subd. 6.  Dakota County; Veterans Memorial Greenway

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

For a grant to Dakota County to construct improvements for the Veterans Memorial Greenway, including memorials, a community gathering space, and a new trail connection between Lebanon Hills Regional Park and the Mississippi River.

 

Subd. 7.  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; Mississippi River Trail Connection at 26th Avenue North

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

(a) For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to design and construct a trail connection paralleling the Mississippi River between 26th Avenue North and the Minneapolis Grand Rounds at Ole Olson Park, all within Above the Falls Regional Park.  This appropriation is intended to augment work being completed by the city of Minneapolis to reconstruct and create a multimodal corridor beginning at Theodore Wirth Regional Park and extending east to the Mississippi River along 26th Avenue North.

 

(b) All project lighting must follow the International Dark Sky Community Program guidelines, published June 2018, and follow best practices for bird-safe lighting.  The height of any beacon light must comply with the Minneapolis shoreland overlay district ordinance governing height of structures.  A beacon light must be off from March 15 to May 31 and August 15 to October 31 each year, and off between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. at all other times of the year.  All lighting must be shielded and use bird-safe light colors.

 

Subd. 8.  Ramsey County; Battle Creek Winter Recreation Area

 

 

 

1,800,000

 

For a grant to Ramsey County for design and construction of a Nordic ski competition and winter recreation area to include a 2.5 kilometer cross-country ski trail loop, upgrades to utilities and other park infrastructure, and a marker commemorating the Olympic accomplishments of Minnesotan Jessie Diggins in Battle Creek Regional Park.


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Subd. 9.  St. Paul; Como Zoo

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to improve and replace outdated mechanical systems and other building structural components to achieve greater energy efficiency at Como Zoo.

 

Subd. 10.  St. Paul; Wakan Tipi

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Paul for the Wakan Tipi Center project.  The city may enter into a lease or management agreement under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  This appropriation is added to the appropriation for the Nature Sanctuary Visitor Center in Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 17, subdivision 6, and is for the same purposes. 

 

Subd. 11.  Three Rivers Park District; Mississippi Gateway

 

 

5,000,000

 

For a grant to Three Rivers Park District to predesign, design, and engineer improvements to the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, and to construct a canopy walkway and playground development, pedestrian trail connections, landscape restoration and enhancements, and habitat restoration.

 

Subd. 12.  White Bear Lake Communities; Lake Links Trail

 

 

 

3,600,000

 

For grants to complete design and construction of a multiuse paved trail and route for pedestrians, bicycles, and wheelchairs around White Bear Lake in Ramsey and Washington Counties, as follows:

 

(1) $2,600,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to the city of Dellwood in Washington County to design, engineer, construct, and equip trail improvements consistent with the completed preliminary engineering along or parallel with the shore of White Bear Lake between the Mahtomedi city limits and the western line of Washington County;

 

(2) $500,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to White Bear Township in Ramsey County to design, engineer, construct, and equip trail improvements along and parallel with the shore of White Bear Lake between the Washington County line and the city limits of the city of White Bear Lake, Ramsey County; and

 

(3) $500,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to the city of White Bear Lake in Ramsey County to design, engineer, construct, and equip trail improvements along or parallel with the shore of White Bear Lake between the eastern city limits of White Bear Lake and Pacific Avenue.


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Sec. 18.  HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$27,409,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

8,000,000

 

For asset preservation improvements and betterments of a capital nature at Department of Human Services facilities statewide, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

 

Subd. 3.  St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Campus - Phase 2

 

 

 

1,794,000

 

To design the second phase of a multiphase project to develop additional residential, program, activity, and ancillary facilities for the Minnesota sex offender program on the lower campus of the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center. 

 

Subd. 4.  Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Facility

 

 

 

1,750,000

 

For design, construction, and furnishing of a large motor activity and ancillary space for the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Hospital.  The appropriation also includes money for design and construction of a small maintenance shed, courtyard interiors, a parking lot, playground equipment, and landscaping activities.

 

Subd. 5.  Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Facilities Grant Program

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

To the commissioner of human services for regional behavioral health crisis facilities grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 245G.011.

 

Subd. 6.  St. Louis Park; Perspectives Family Center

 

 

 

4,500,000

 

To the commissioner of human services for a grant to the city of St. Louis Park to construct, furnish, and equip the expansion and renovation of the existing Perspectives Family Center facility in St. Louis Park subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  The expanded and renovated facility must be used to promote the public welfare by providing any or all of the following programs and services:  (1) supportive housing programs for homeless women and their children; (2) mental and chemical health programs; (3) employment services; (4) academic, social skills, and nutritional programs for homeless and at-risk children; (5) an all-day therapeutic early childhood development program for homeless and at-risk children; and (6) a culturally sensitive safe and nurturing environment for at-risk children to meet with their nonresidential parents. 


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Subd. 7.  St. Louis County; Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Facility

 

 

 

1,365,000

 

To the commissioner of human services for a grant to St. Louis County for a regional behavioral health crisis facility.  This appropriation is in addition to and for the same purposes as the grant awarded to the county under Minnesota Statutes, section 245G.011.

 

Sec. 19.  VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$8,450,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

8,000,000

 

For asset preservation improvements and betterments of a capital nature at the veterans homes in Minneapolis, Hastings, Fergus Falls, Silver Bay, and Luverne, and the Little Falls Cemetery, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

 

Subd. 3.  Fergus Falls Veterans Home Greenhouse

 

 

 

100,000

 

To design, construct, and equip a new greenhouse at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.

 

Subd. 4.  Martin County; Veterans Memorial

 

 

 

350,000

 

For a grant to Martin County to design and construct a memorial to those who have served in the military of the United States of America and those who have died in the line of duty. 

 

Sec. 20.  CORRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$44,498,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation

 

 

 

25,000,000

 

For asset preservation improvements and betterments of a capital nature at Minnesota correctional facilities statewide, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. 

 

Subd. 3.  Minnesota Correctional Facility - Willow River

 

 

1,877,000

 

To design, construct, and equip a communications system to accommodate a new radio tower, a microwave system, electrical and data connectivity, and an environmentally controlled, secure structure to house the communications equipment at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Willow River.


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Subd. 4.  Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault

 

 

 

954,000

 

To predesign and design the construction and renovation of new and existing buildings at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault, in order to upgrade the minimum security housing unit (Dakota Building) and expand offender programming space.

 

Subd. 5.  Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud

 

 

 

800,000

 

To design, renovate, construct, equip, and install a new fire suppression system in Living Units A, B, and C at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud.  This installation includes but is not limited to cells, common areas, and control areas and must comply with all applicable codes.

 

Subd. 6.  Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater

 

 

 

2,600,000

 

To design, renovate, construct, equip, and install a fire suppression system in four living units at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater.  This installation includes but is not limited to the cells, common areas, and control areas in Buildings 3, 5, 9, and 12 and must comply with all applicable codes.

 

Subd. 7.  Minnesota Correctional Facility - Togo

 

 

 

2,600,000

 

To design, construct, and equip a new sewer treatment system at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Togo.  The system includes but is not limited to settling ponds, pumping stations, and other underground infrastructure improvements associated with the sewer system complying with all Pollution Control Agency and code requirements.  As part of the project, the existing septic system/drain field shall be decommissioned.

 

Subd. 8.  Arrowhead Regional Corrections Joint Powers Board

 

 

 

3,250,000

 

For a grant to the Arrowhead Regional Corrections Joint Powers Board to renovate, remodel, and complete other capital improvements to buildings that support vocational, educational, and farm work programming and experiences at the Northeast Regional Corrections Center.

 

Subd. 9.  Carlton County; Regional Corrections Facility

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to Carlton County for predesign and design of a corrections facility providing emphasis on serving as a regional facility for female offenders.  This statewide demonstration project shall address current state requirements of parity in serving male and female offenders under Minnesota Statutes, section 241.70, subdivision 1, and will use the Sequential Intercept Model to improve service and system-level responses for adults with mental and substance abuse disorders in the criminal justice system.


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Subd. 10.  Martin County Justice Center

 

 

 

2,167,000

 

For a grant to Martin County for site preparation, predesign, and design of a new county justice center to provide space for functions related to the county justice system, which may include the county jail, courtrooms, court offices and related purposes, offices for the sheriff and other law enforcement personnel, county and state corrections, the county attorney, dispatch, and emergency management. 

 

Subd. 11.  Prairie Lake Youth JPB; School and Recreation Center

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

For a grant to the Prairie Lake Youth Joint Powers Board to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip an indoor recreation and educational building adjoining the current building for the Prairie Lakes Youth Program.

 

Subd. 12.  Winona County Jail

 

 

 

750,000

 

For a grant to Winona County to acquire land for a new county jail.

 

Subd. 13.  Unspent Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

The unspent portion of an appropriation for a Department of Corrections 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 16B.307.  Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies from the date of the original appropriation to the unspent amount transferred.

 

Sec. 21.  EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$150,241,000

 

To the commissioner of employment and economic development, or other named entity, for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.431.

 

Subd. 3.  Innovative Business Development Public Infrastructure

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.435.

 

Subd. 4.  Transportation Economic Development Infrastructure

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.436.


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Subd. 5.  Workforce Center; Asset Preservation

 

 

 

642,000

 

To the commissioner of administration for asset preservation improvements and betterments of a capital nature at the South Minneapolis CareerForce location to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

 

Subd. 6.  Alexandria; Runestone Community Center Expansion

 

 

 

5,600,000

 

For a grant to the city of Alexandria to design, construct, furnish, and equip an expansion and renovation of the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria.

 

Subd. 7.  Annandale; Infrastructure Improvements

 

 

 

4,090,000

 

For a grant to the city of Annandale for predesign, design, construction, and replacement or renovation of street, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, and other capital improvements that are made necessary by, or are most economically completed if performed at the same time as, road work on marked Trunk Highways 24 and 55 in the city of Annandale.

 

Subd. 8.  Becker; Business Park Public Infrastructure

 

 

 

20,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Becker to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip public infrastructure, including water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and drainage systems, roads, and lighting for a business park in the city of Becker.  A portion of the water infrastructure for the business park will be installed in Becker Township.

 

Subd. 9.  Becker County; Museum

 

 

 

1,850,000

 

For a grant to Becker County to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a new county museum facility. 

 

Subd. 10.  Champlin:  Mississippi Point Park Improvements

 

 

3,450,000

 

For a grant to the city of Champlin to predesign, design, acquire, install, construct, furnish, and equip capital improvements in Mississippi Point Park, including an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible boat docking system and picnic pavilion.

 

Subd. 11.  Chatfield; Center for the Arts

 

 

 

8,700,000

 

For a grant to the city of Chatfield economic development authority to predesign, design, renovate, construct, furnish, and equip the Chatfield Center for the Arts in the city of Chatfield, which is generally described as the renovation of the 1916 high school and the installation of a linking structure and related


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improvements to serve both the 1936 auditorium building and the 1916 school building.  The renovation includes interior, exterior, and amenity improvements within the high school building; improvements to the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems throughout the property; and general improvements to the buildings and land that are known as the Chatfield Center for the Arts, currently owned by the economic development authority.

 

Subd. 12.  Crookston; Colborn Property Development

 

 

 

895,000

 

For a grant to the city of Crookston for development of the southern end of the city limits commonly known as the Colborn Property.  This appropriation includes money for construction of roads and storm water infrastructure, for site preparation, and for other improvements of publicly owned infrastructure.

 

Subd. 13.  Deephaven; Northome Avenue Bridge

 

 

 

750,000

 

For a grant to the city of Deephaven to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a bridge to carry Northome Avenue over a pedestrian and bike trail in the city of Deephaven.

 

Subd. 14.  Duluth; Seawall and Surface Improvements

 

 

 

13,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Duluth to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip seawall and lakewalk infrastructure with related surface improvements, including a boardwalk and bike trails, public gathering spaces, and loading areas, along the shore of Lake Superior in the city of Duluth.  This appropriation may also be used for demolition and removal of existing seawall and lakewalk structures.

 

Subd. 15.  Duluth; Lake Superior Zoo

 

 

 

204,000

 

For a grant to the city of Duluth to predesign and design the renovation or replacement of the Main Building at the Lake Superior Zoo.

 

Subd. 16.  Ellsworth; City Hall and Public Works Shop

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Ellsworth to prepare the site, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a city hall with a multipurpose room and a public works shop, to replace the city hall and public works buildings destroyed by fire in January 2019. 

 

Subd. 17.  Eveleth; Buildings Renovation

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Eveleth to predesign, design, construct, renovate, and equip capital improvements and betterments to the city hall/police station, the Carnegie library, the fire/ambulance hall, the Hippodrome ice arena, and the city auditorium.  The


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improvements include renovation or replacement of HVAC systems, roof replacement, installation of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide detection systems, exterior masonry restoration, and renovation of public restrooms.

 

Subd. 18.  Fergus Falls; Riverfront Corridor

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Fergus Falls for construction of a downtown riverfront corridor improvement project including an amphitheater, river market, public arts space, interactive water components, and related publicly owned infrastructure and amenities. 

 

Subd. 19.  Grand Rapids; IRA Civic Center

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Grand Rapids for the design, construction, and equipping of capital improvements to the IRA Civic Center.  This appropriation includes money for replacement of the truss/roof structure, replacement of the facility's existing ice‑making system, and other improvements and betterments of a capital nature for health, safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. 

 

Subd. 20.  Hastings; City Hall

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Hastings for repairs, construction, and other capital improvements necessary for renovation of the historic City Hall in Hastings.  This appropriation includes money for repairs of the dome and roofing, HVAC improvements, repairs to the interior walls and exterior masonry of the building, site regrading, and project management. 

 

Subd. 21.  Hennepin County; Avivo

 

 

 

1,700,000

 

For a grant to Hennepin County for Phase 1 of the Avivo regional career and employment center project in Minneapolis, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  Phase 1 includes geotechnical and environmental investigation, demolition, and site work; predesign and design of the renovation and expansion of a building; and predesign and design for the replacement of or improvements to building systems on the Avivo campus, including HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and accessibility improvements.

 

Subd. 22.  Hibbing; Mine View "Window to the World"

 

 

1,300,000

 

For a grant to the city of Hibbing to construct the mine view "Windows to the World" facility on the Susquehanna mine dump.

 

Subd. 23.  Litchfield; Wellness Center

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

(a) For a grant to the city of Litchfield to acquire land for and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a community wellness/recreation center that will include a gymnasium and


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general fitness spaces, a dedicated walking section, a community room, and any locker rooms and mechanical equipment needed for future additions to the facility.

 

(b) This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of employment and economic development has determined that the school district and the city have entered into an agreement that addresses the city's and school district's relative contributions to the project and the operations and use of the facilities.  The city may enter into a lease or management agreement with the school district.

 

Subd. 24.  Minneapolis; Central City Storm Tunnel

 

 

 

16,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis for design and construction necessary to expand the Central City Storm Tunnel in Minneapolis.

 

Subd. 25.  Minneapolis; Outdoor Performance Venue

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

(a) For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to predesign and design a new outdoor music performance venue on the Upper Harbor site along the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis.  The venue will accommodate approximately 7,000 to 10,000 people in a combination of temporary seating or standing room.  A portion of the venue will be designed to allow it to be enclosed for smaller events on a year-round basis.

 

(b) The city may operate the outdoor music venue directly or enter into a lease or management agreement with a for-profit or a nonprofit operator, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  The lease or management agreement must provide for a program of free use of the venue that will benefit the adjacent North Minneapolis community and that will be curated and controlled by a North Minneapolis community-based partner.

 

(c) The city of Minneapolis contract with the developer of the project or the lease or management agreement, or both, must identify community benefits from the development, construction, management, operation, and maintenance of the venue intended to benefit the adjacent communities, including benefits related to procurement, employment, sustainability, and other commitments from the operator of the venue.

 

Subd. 26.  New Ulm; German Park Amphitheater

 

 

 

300,000

 

For a grant to the city of New Ulm for site work, including terracing and landscaping, and to design and construct capital improvements, including accessibility improvements to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), necessary for replacement of the amphitheater in German Park. 


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Subd. 27.  Orono; Big Island Park

 

 

 

300,000

 

For a grant to the city of Orono to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip improvements at Big Island Park, including a picnic area, trails and trail gates, restrooms, permanent seating, and interpretive panels.

 

Subd. 28.  Pipestone County; Dental Facility

 

 

 

250,000

 

For a grant to Pipestone County to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a dental care facility in Pipestone County.  This appropriation is in addition to the appropriation for the same purpose in Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 21, subdivision 18.  This project is not subject to the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.325.

 

Subd. 29.  Plymouth; Plymouth Creek Center

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Plymouth to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation and expansion of the Plymouth Creek Center.

 

Subd. 30.  Proctor; Salt Shed

 

 

 

500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Proctor to predesign, design, and construct a salt shed to replace the condemned salt shed on the river front. 

 

Subd. 31.  Roseville; Guidant John Rose OVAL

 

 

 

3,900,000

 

For a grant to the city of Roseville to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of the Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL.  The project includes the building, building systems, and facilities.

 

Subd. 32.  Steele County; Fairgrounds Electrical Improvements

 

 

 

750,000

 

For a grant to Steele County to construct underground electrical infrastructure at the Steele County Fairgrounds.

 

Subd. 33.  St. Cloud; Municipal Athletic Complex

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Cloud to design, construct, furnish, and equip improvements to the municipal athletic complex to serve as a regional field sport and ice sport facility.  This appropriation includes money for a locker room and training addition to the ice arena, mechanical upgrades, reconstruction of Dick Putz Field, and for renovation of Joe Faber Field to correct drainage.  This appropriation may not be used to acquire and install artificial turf or to construct the west lobby.


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Subd. 34.  St. Joseph; Jacob Wetterling Recreation Center

 

 

1,050,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Joseph for Phase 1 of the St. Joseph Community Center project.  Phase 1 is to predesign and design a recreation center as an addition to the former school building purchased by the city to be repurposed as a community center.

 

Subd. 35.  St. Louis County; Heritage and Arts Center

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

For a grant to St. Louis County for asset preservation of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, also known as the Depot, in Duluth.  The project includes improvements to the life‑safety elements of the building and to restore exterior building envelope integrity.

 

Subd. 36.  St. Paul; Humanities Center

 

 

 

750,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Paul for asset preservation of the Minnesota Humanities Center's main facility, including capital improvements for building envelope, foundation, and structural integrity; and for mechanical systems upgrades, including heating, ventilation, and cooling, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 21, subdivision 25.

 

Subd. 37.  St. Paul; Playwrights' Center

 

 

 

850,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign and design the playwrights center facility in St. Paul for use as a comprehensive play development program and workshop facility. 

 

Subd. 38.  St. Paul; Victoria Theater

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to acquire property located at 825 University Avenue West, and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of the historic Victoria Theater, to serve as a regional multicultural community and event center.  This appropriation includes money for:  demolition work; improvements to or replacement of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; repairs to the existing roof and exterior enclosure; site improvements; construction or renovation of interior spaces; and other improvements of a capital nature.  The city of St. Paul may enter into a lease or management agreement with a nonprofit organization for this facility under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.

 

Subd. 39.  St. Paul; Hmong Cultural Plaza, Phalen Regional Park

 

 

 

300,000

 

(a) For a grant to city of St. Paul for construction of Phase II of the Saint Paul - Changsha China Friendship Garden, at the Hmong Cultural Plaza, in Phalen Regional Park. 


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(b) In implementing the project, the city, or any entity with which the city contracts for implementation of the project, must hire and retain for the life of the project residents of the adjacent communities in living wage jobs, improve environmental conditions of the project site, use clean and efficient energy sources, and work with Hmong cultural leaders and artists to ensure that traditional Hmong landscaping and building practices are used to help tell the story of the Minnesota Hmong experience.

 

Subd. 40.  Wadena; Access Road

 

 

 

1,300,000

 

For a grant to the city of Wadena to acquire a permanent easement for and to predesign, design, engineer, and construct an access road just northeast of 11th Street Northwest in Wadena, going from marked Trunk Highway 10 to the new hospital complex.

 

Subd. 41.  Western Lake Superior Sanitary District; Engine Generators

 

 

 

6,750,000

 

For a grant to the Sanitary Board of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District to design and construct engine generators as part of the combined heat and power system to capture and process heat and generate electricity for use at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District wastewater treatment facilities. 

 

Subd. 42.  Willernie; Public Infrastructure

 

 

 

160,000

 

For a grant to the city of Willernie to replace the roof of the city hall, and, if any money is remaining, for capital improvements in conjunction with the Washington County road 12 project, including replacing and extending the sidewalk, replacement of a water main, and moving or removing a retaining wall.

 

Subd. 43.  Wright County; Dental Care Facility

 

 

 

1,400,000

 

For a grant to Wright County to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a dental care facility.  The dental care facility will be constructed in a building constructed for this purpose by the county on the Wright County Government Center campus in the city of Buffalo.  The county may enter into an agreement under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, for operation of the dental clinic.

 

Sec. 22.  PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$254,410,000

 

To the Public Facilities Authority for the purposes specified in this section. 


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Subd. 2.  State Match for Federal Grants to State Revolving Loan Programs

 

 

 

25,000,000

 

To match federal capitalization grants for the clean water revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07, and the drinking water revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.081.  This appropriation must be used for qualified capital projects.

 

Subd. 3.  Water Infrastructure Funding Program

 

 

 

55,494,000

 

(a) For grants to eligible municipalities under the water infrastructure funding program under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072.

 

(b) $33,296,000 is for wastewater projects listed on the Pollution Control Agency's project priority list in the fundable range under the clean water revolving fund program.

 

(c) $22,198,000 is for drinking water projects listed on the commissioner of health's project priority list in the fundable range under the drinking water revolving fund program.

 

(d) After all eligible projects under paragraph (b) or (c) have been funded in a fiscal year, the Public Facilities Authority may transfer any remaining, uncommitted money to eligible projects under a program defined in paragraph (b) or (c) based on that program's project priority list.

 

Subd. 4.  Point Source Implementation Grants Program

 

 

44,553,000

 

For grants to eligible municipalities under the point source implementation grants program under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073.  This appropriation must be used for qualified capital projects.

 

Subd. 5.  Albertville; Wastewater Treatment System Improvements

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Albertville to design and construct wastewater infrastructure improvements related to nonnative species control.

 

Subd. 6.  Arden Hills; Water Main

 

 

 

500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Arden Hills to install a water main extending along Lexington Avenue, from County Road E to marked Interstate Highway 694.


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Subd. 7.  Aurora; East Range Joint Powers Board; Water System

 

 

 

5,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Aurora, Hoyt Lakes, or Biwabik, or the Town of White for the East Mesabi Joint Water System, to acquire land or a permanent interest in land, design, engineer, construct, furnish, and equip a comprehensive municipally owned cooperative joint drinking water system in the political subdivisions that are part of the East Range Joint Powers Board.

 

Subd. 8.  Austin; Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

 

 

7,450,000

 

For a grant to the city of Austin to design improvements for upgrades to the city's wastewater treatment facility.

 

Subd. 9.  Bemidji; Water Treatment Plant

 

 

 

10,194,000

 

For a grant to the city of Bemidji to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip upgrades to the city's water treatment plant including the addition of a filtration system to remove perfluoroalkyl substances from the city's drinking water.

 

Subd. 10.  Buhl; Water Infrastructure

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Buhl to predesign, design, and construct wastewater, clean water, and storm sewer infrastructure in the city of Buhl.

 

Subd. 11.  Deer River; Water and Wastewater Systems

 

 

 

4,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Deer River to design, engineer, and construct improvements and additions to the city's wastewater collection and treatment system, including construction of a stabilization pond, and replacement and expansion of storm sewer lines, sanitary sewer lines, and water lines in the city of Deer River.

 

Subd. 12.  East Itasca Joint Sewer Board; Regional Wastewater System

 

 

 

750,000

 

For a grant to the city of Nashwauk for preliminary and final engineering of a regional wastewater treatment system located in the city of Nashwauk to serve the communities represented by the East Itasca Joint Sewer Board and other communities.

 

Subd. 13.  Floodwood; Stabilization Ponds

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Floodwood for predesign, design, engineering, and construction and expansion of stabilization ponds.

 

Subd. 14.  Foley; Wastewater Infrastructure

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Foley to predesign, design, construct, and equip wastewater infrastructure improvements.


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Subd. 15.  Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System

 

 

 

5,500,000

 

For a grant to the Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System to predesign and design water source development in its service area, including new wells, a water softening treatment plant (lime softening plant), and new water distribution pipes.

 

Subd. 16.  Mahnomen; Water Infrastructure

 

 

 

650,000

 

For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07, to the city of Mahnomen for improvements to the city's water infrastructure.  This grant is not subject to the project priority list set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07, subdivision 4.

 

Subd. 17.  Mahnomen; Drinking Water Infrastructure

 

 

 

1,250,000

 

For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.081, to the city of Mahnomen for the city's drinking water infrastructure.  This grant is not subject to the project priority list set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.081, subdivision 5.

 

Subd. 18.  Melrose; Wastewater Treatment Facility

 

 

 

3,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Melrose to design, construct, and equip improvements to the municipal wastewater treatment facility to expand the capacity of the facility and replace facility infrastructure and components that have reached the end of their useful life.  This appropriation includes money for a new preliminary treatment system with new screening and pumping and for a new clarifier. 

 

Subd. 19.  Mendota; Water Infrastructure

 

 

 

650,000

 

For a grant to the city of Mendota to predesign, design, engineer, and construct the extension of the water main throughout the city of Mendota to allow residents to connect with the Saint Paul Regional Water Services system.

 

Subd. 20.  Newport; Inflow and Infiltration

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Newport to design and construct capital improvements to the publicly owned portions of the city's wastewater infrastructure to reduce or eliminate inflow and infiltration.

 

Subd. 21.  Oronoco; Regional Wastewater System Infrastructure Grant

 

 

 

24,027,000

 

(a) Of this amount, $1,350,000 is for a grant to the city of Oronoco to acquire land and easements, design, and engineer a wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment system and associated water


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distribution improvements to serve the city of Oronoco and the region including the Oronoco Estates Manufactured Home Community.  Any amount remaining after completion of design, engineering, and acquisition may be applied to the purposes described in subdivision 2.

 

(b) Of this amount, $22,677,000 is for a grant to the city of Oronoco to construct and provide construction-related engineering for a wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment system and associated water distribution improvements to serve the city of Oronoco and the region including the Oronoco Estates Manufactured Home Community.

 

Subd. 22.  Randolph; Wastewater Infrastructure

 

 

 

13,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Randolph to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, install, furnish, and equip a wastewater collection and treatment system, including water stabilization ponds and spray irrigation fields, in and within one-half mile of the city of Randolph.

 

Subd. 23.  Red Rock Rural Water System

 

 

 

5,500,000

 

For a grant to the Red Rock Rural Water System to design, construct, furnish, and equip a new water treatment plant, a new water tower, and installation of approximately 110 miles of ten‑inch through two-inch water main, and other improvements to infrastructure required for an expansion of the Red Rock Rural Water System, to be built and located in Murray and Cottonwood Counties.

 

Subd. 24.  Rice Lake; Sewer, Water, and Utilities Extension

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Rice Lake to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip an extension of clean water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and utilities to a commercial and industrial park on North Rice Lake Road in Rice Lake.

 

Subd. 25.  Royalton; Clean Water and Storm Sewer Infrastructure

 

 

 

900,000

 

For a grant to the city of Royalton to design, engineer, and construct publicly owned infrastructure in conjunction with reconstruction of marked U.S. Highway 10 in Royalton.  This appropriation includes money for replacement of and upgrades to the water main and other municipal clean drinking water infrastructure and the storm sewer drainage system.

 

Subd. 26.  South Haven; Wells

 

 

 

1,700,000

 

For a grant to the city of South Haven to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip two new wells in Wright County.


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Subd. 27.  South St. Paul; Concord Street Public Utilities

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of South St. Paul to predesign, design, construct, and install sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer improvements, including removal of replaced infrastructure as necessary, in the Concord Street corridor in conjunction with the reconstruction and renovation of the street. 

 

Subd. 28.  Spring Park; City Utilities

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Spring Park for improvements to the city's water and sewer system in the northwest area of the city on West Arm Drive. 

 

Subd. 29.  Two Harbors; Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

 

 

10,750,000

 

For a grant to the city of Two Harbors to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip improvements to the wastewater treatment facility in the city of Two Harbors, including a new activated sludge biological treatment system and mercury removal improvements, new aeration basins, final clarifiers, biosolids treatment units, mercury filter backwash supply tank, operations and controls building, and associated electrical and controls equipment.

 

Subd. 30.  Twin Lakes Township; Water Infrastructure

 

 

7,500,000

 

For a grant to Twin Lakes Township for the design and construction of a water distribution system, support facilities, and related water improvements, including a water main extension from the city of Carlton, along marked Trunk Highway 210 in Carlton County.

 

Subd. 31.  Vernon Center; Water Infrastructure Improvements

 

 

 

7,984,000

 

For a grant to the city of Vernon Center to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip water infrastructure improvements, including refurbishing a water tower, and replacement of wastewater collection, water distribution systems, storm sewer system improvements, and related local road improvements.

 

Subd. 32.  Waldorf; Water Infrastructure Improvements

 

 

858,000

 

For a grant to the city of Waldorf to complete the construction of water, wastewater, street, and storm sewer improvements.

 

Subd. 33.  West St. Paul; Lift Stations

 

 

 

2,200,000

 

For a grant to the city of West St. Paul for upgrades to lift stations 1 and 2.


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Sec. 23.  MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

 

 

$16,000,000

 

To the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for transfer to the housing development fund to finance the costs of rehabilitation to preserve public housing under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a.  For purposes of this section, "public housing" means housing for low-income persons and households financed by the federal government and publicly owned.  Priority may be given to proposals that maximize nonstate resources to finance the capital costs and requests that prioritize health, safety, and energy improvements.  The priority in Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a, for projects to increase the supply of affordable housing and the restrictions of Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 7, do not apply to this appropriation.

 

Sec. 24.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$3,100,000

 

To the Minnesota Historical Society for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Historic Sites Asset Preservation

 

 

 

 2,350,000

 

For capital improvements and betterments at state historic sites, buildings, landscaping at historic buildings, exhibits, markers, and monuments, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.  The society shall determine project priorities as appropriate based on need.

 

Subd. 3.  County and Local Preservation Grants

 

 

 

750,000

 

For grants to county and local jurisdictions as matching money for historic preservation projects of a capital nature, as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 138.0525.

 

Sec. 25.  BOND SALE EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$1,363,000

 

To the commissioner of management and budget for the purposes specified in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Bond Proceeds Fund

 

 

 

1,363,000

 

From the bond proceeds fund for bond sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, subdivision 8.


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Sec. 26.  BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.

 

Subdivision 1.  Bond proceeds fund.  To provide the money appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $1,120,671,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

 

Subd. 2.  Transportation fund.  To provide the money appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $242,959,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

 

Sec. 27.  CANCELLATIONS; BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION REDUCTIONS.

 

(a) The amounts of the general obligation bond proceeds appropriations and trunk highway bond proceeds appropriations listed in the cancellation report submitted to the legislature in January 2020, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, are canceled on the effective date of this section.  The corresponding bond sale authorizations are reduced by the same amounts.  If an appropriation in this section is canceled more than once, the cancellation must be given effect only once.

 

(b) The unobligated amount remaining from the appropriation in Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 21, subdivision 27, is canceled.  The bond sale authorization in Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 26, subdivision 1, is reduced by the same amount.

 

Sec. 28.  BOND SALE SCHEDULE.

 

The commissioner of management and budget shall schedule the sale of state general obligation bonds so that, during the biennium ending June 30, 2021, no more than $1,139,311,000 will need to be transferred from the general fund to the state bond fund to pay principal and interest due and to become due on outstanding state general obligation bonds.  During the biennium, before each sale of state general obligation bonds, the commissioner of management and budget shall calculate the amount of debt service payments needed on bonds previously issued and shall estimate the amount of debt service payments that will be needed on the bonds scheduled to be sold.  The commissioner shall adjust the amount of bonds scheduled to be sold so as to remain within the limit set by this section.  The amount needed to make the debt service payments is appropriated from the general fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641.

 

Sec. 29.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

This article is effective the day following final enactment.

 

ARTICLE 2

TRUNK HIGHWAY BONDS

 

Section 1.  BOND APPROPRIATIONS.

 

The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway 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, articles XI and XIV.  Unless otherwise specified, money appropriated in this article for a capital program or project 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.


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SUMMARY

 

Department of Transportation

 

$300,000,000

Department of Management and Budget

 

300,000

TOTAL

 

$300,300,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

Sec. 2.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  State Road Construction

 

 

 

$84,000,000

 

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund for the environmental analysis, predesign, design, engineering, construction, reconstruction, and improvement of trunk highways, including design-build contracts, internal department costs associated with delivering the construction program, consultant usage to support these activities, and the cost of payments to landowners for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way.  The amount under this subdivision must be allocated to maintain regional balance throughout the state.  The commissioner may use up to 17 percent of this amount for program delivery.

 

(b) This appropriation is primarily for keeping projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program on schedule due to reduced revenues from the COVID-19 pandemic.  If the appropriation is not needed for keeping projects on schedule, it is available for other trunk highway construction, reconstruction and improvement projects identified through the Capital Highway Investment Plan.

 

(c) Projects to construct, reconstruct, or improve trunk highways from this appropriation will follow eligible investment priorities identified in the State Highway Investment Plan, and may include pavements, bridges, culverts, flood mitigation, traveler safety, greater Minnesota mobility and Twin Cities mobility, freight, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, regional and community improvement priorities, interchange construction or reconstruction, and lane additions, in addition to the associated installation of safety barriers, lighting, signage, noise mitigation measures, and retaining walls. 

 

Subd. 2.  Railroad Grade Separations

 

 

 

110,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund to construct rail safety projects at highway-railroad grade crossings in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 219.016.

 

Subd. 3.  Project Development

 

 

 

25,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund for environmental analysis, predesign, design and engineering and right-of-way acquisition for regional and community investment


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priority projects on the trunk highway system identified in the State Highway Investment Plan to prepare the projects for construction and application for federal grants or other funding opportunities.  In consultation with the commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget, the commissioner of transportation is authorized to use funds from this appropriation on existing bond‑eligible trunk highway projects within the State Transportation Improvement Program.

 

Subd. 4.  Flood Mitigation

 

 

 

23,000,000

 

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund for reconstruction of a trunk highway that experiences frequent flooding in Sibley County, to raise the roadway elevation and reduce closures due to river flooding, for portions of this project that are eligible for trunk highway bond proceeds.

 

Subd. 5.  Facilities Capital Program

 

 

 

58,000,000

 

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

 

Sec. 3.  BOND SALE EXPENSES

 

 

 

$300,000

 

This appropriation is to the commissioner of management and budget for bond sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.641, subdivision 8, and 167.50, subdivision 4.

 

Sec. 4.  BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION. 

 

 

 

 

 

To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $300,300,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts requested by the commissioner of transportation.  The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be deposited in the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.

 

Sec. 5.  [174.13] TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES CAPITAL PROGRAM.

 

Subdivision 1.  Establishment; accounts.  (a) A transportation facilities capital program is established to prioritize among eligible projects that:

 

(1) support the programmatic mission of the department;

 

(2) extend the useful life of existing buildings; or

 

(3) renovate or construct facilities to meet the department's current and future operational needs.

 

(b) Projects under the transportation facilities capital program are funded by proceeds from the sale of trunk highway bonds or from other funds appropriated for the purposes of this section.


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(c) A transportation facilities capital account is established in the trunk highway fund.  The account consists of all money appropriated from the trunk highway fund for the purposes of this section and any other money donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account by law.  Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner for the purposes specified and consistent with the standards and criteria set forth in this section.

 

(d) A transportation facilities capital account is established in the bond proceeds account of the trunk highway fund.  The account consists of trunk highway bond proceeds appropriated to the commissioner.  Money in the account may only be expended on trunk highway purposes, which includes the purposes in this section.

 

Subd. 2.  Standards.  Article XIV of the Minnesota Constitution states that the trunk highway fund may be used for the purposes of constructing, improving, and maintaining the trunk highway system in the state.  When allocating funding under this section, the commissioner must review the projects deemed eligible under subdivision 3 and prioritize allocations using the criteria in subdivision 4.  Money allocated to a specific project in an act of appropriation or other law must be allocated as provided by the law.

 

Subd. 3.  Eligible expenditures.  A project is eligible under this section only if it involves the construction, improvement, or maintenance of a capital building asset that is part of the state trunk highway system.  These capital building assets include but are not limited to district headquarter buildings, truck stations, salt storage or other unheated storage buildings, deicing and anti-icing facilities, fuel dispensing facilities, highway rest areas, and vehicle weigh and inspection stations.

 

Subd. 4.  Criteria for priorities.  When prioritizing funding allocation among projects eligible under subdivision 3, the commissioner must consider:

 

(1) whether a project ensures the effective and efficient condition and operation of the facility;

 

(2) the urgency in ensuring the safe use of existing buildings;

 

(3) the project's total life-cycle cost;

 

(4) additional criteria for priorities otherwise specified in state law, statute, or rule that applies to a category listed in the act making an appropriation for the program; and

 

(5) any other criteria the commissioner deems necessary.

 

Sec. 6.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

This article is effective the day after enactment.

 

ARTICLE 3

EQUITY APPROPRIATIONS

 

Section 1.  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS. 

 

The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2021 to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for public purposes.  These are one-time appropriations.  Money appropriated in this article is available until the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

Sec. 2.  AGRICULTURE

 

 

 

 


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Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$2,250,000

 

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

 

Subd. 2.  Hmong American Farmers Association

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the Hmong American Farmers Association to purchase approximately 155 acres in Dakota County that the association has leased since 2014, including buildings and improvements on the property.

 

Subd. 3.  Regenerative Alliance

 

 

 

250,000

 

(a) For a grant to the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance to predesign a poultry processing plant and an associated industrial park aimed at creating new, value-added economic opportunities for local farmers in southeastern Minnesota.

 

(b) By March 1, 2022, the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance in collaboration with 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. 3.  METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

 

 

 

5,125,000

 

To the Metropolitan Council for a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to predesign, design, construct, renovate, furnish, and equip the first phase of the North Commons Improvement Project, focused on the creation of the field house component of a new recreation center building and the first phase of other community-oriented activity and meeting spaces conceptualized for the building.

 

Sec. 4.  HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

 

5,575,000

 

To the commissioner of human services for a grant to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a family and child services building.

 

Sec. 5.  EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

 

 

$17,050,000

 

To the commissioner of employment and economic development for the purposes specified in this section.


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Subd. 2.  Minneapolis American Indian Center

 

 

 

2,600,000

 

For a grant to the Minneapolis American Indian Center for the same purposes and subject to the same requirements as Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 21, subdivision 17.

 

Subd. 3.  Indigenous Peoples Task Force, Minneapolis

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the Indigenous Peoples Task Force to design, construct, furnish, and equip the Mikwanedun Audisookon Center in Minneapolis.

 

Subd. 4.  International Institute of Minnesota

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

For a grant to the International Institute of Minnesota to remediate contaminated soil, and to construct, furnish, and equip an expansion of its facilities.

 

Subd. 5.  Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis to acquire property adjacent to its current location to accommodate the growth in its youth art and enterprise programs and complete architectural due diligence for expansion.

 

Subd. 6.  Cultural Wellness Center, Minneapolis

 

 

 

250,000

 

For a grant to the Cultural Wellness Center to predesign and design the renovation of Dreamland on 38th in Minneapolis to create a workspace for African-American entrepreneurs to start and expand small businesses and to host community gatherings and events.

 

Subd. 7.  Baldwin Square, Minneapolis

 

 

 

1,000,000

 

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of blighted property located at 4146 Fremont Avenue North, for redevelopment as retail, restaurant, and other commercial space to be known as Baldwin Square.  This appropriation includes money for roof replacement, abatement of asbestos and other hazardous materials, replacement of mechanical systems including the electrical, plumbing, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), and other improvements and betterments of a capital nature.

 

Subd. 8.  Native American Community Clinic, Minneapolis

 

 

3,800,000

 

For a grant to the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis to purchase the building in which the clinic is located.


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Subd. 9.  Northwest American Indian Center, Bemidji

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

For a grant to the Northwest Indian Community Development Center to purchase the building in which they currently operate in the city of Bemidji.

 

Subd. 10.  Victoria Theater, St. Paul

 

 

 

1,400,000

 

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to acquire property located at 825 University Avenue West, and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of the historic Victoria Theater, to serve as a regional multicultural community and event center.  This appropriation includes money for:  demolition work; improvements to or replacement of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; repairs to the existing roof and exterior enclosure; site improvements; construction or renovation of interior spaces; and other improvements of a capital nature.

 

Sec. 6.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

This article is effective the day following final enactment.

 

ARTICLE 4

APPROPRIATION BONDS

 

Section 1.  [16A.963] ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION BONDS.

 

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

 

(b) "Appropriation bond" or "bond" means a bond, note, or other similar instrument of the state payable during a biennium from one or more of the following sources:

 

(1) money appropriated by law from the general fund in any biennium for debt service due with respect to obligations described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a);

 

(2) proceeds of the sale of obligations described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a);

 

(3) payments received for that purpose under agreements and ancillary arrangements described in subdivision 2, paragraph (d); and

 

(4) investment earnings on amounts in clauses (1) to (3).

 

(c) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any biennium of principal, premium, if any, and interest on appropriation bonds, and the fees, charges, and expenses related to the bonds.

 

Subd. 2.  Authorization to issue appropriation bonds.  (a) Subject to the limitations of this subdivision, the commissioner may sell and issue appropriation bonds of the state under this section for public purposes as provided by law, including for the purposes of financing the cost of acquiring and installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure on publicly owned property.  Appropriation bonds may be sold and issued in amounts that, in the opinion of the commissioner, are necessary to provide sufficient money to the commissioner of administration under


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subdivision 7, not to exceed $2,000,000 net of costs of issuance, for the purposes as provided under this subdivision, and to pay debt service including capitalized interest, costs of issuance, costs of credit enhancement, or make payments under other agreements entered into under paragraph (d).

 

(b) Proceeds of the appropriation bonds must be credited to a special appropriation electric vehicle infrastructure bond proceeds fund in the state treasury.  All income from investment of the bond proceeds, as estimated by the commissioner, is appropriated to the commissioner for the payment of principal and interest on the appropriation bonds.

 

(c) Appropriation bonds may be issued in one or more issues or series on the terms and conditions the commissioner determines to be in the best interests of the state, but the term on any series of appropriation bonds may not exceed 21 years.  The appropriation bonds of each issue and series thereof shall be dated and bear interest, and may be includable in or excludable from the gross income of the owners for federal income tax purposes.

 

(d) At the time of, or in anticipation of, issuing the appropriation bonds, and at any time thereafter, so long as the appropriation bonds are outstanding, the commissioner may enter into agreements and ancillary arrangements relating to the appropriation bonds, including but not limited to trust indentures, grant agreements, lease or use agreements, operating agreements, management agreements, liquidity facilities, remarketing or dealer agreements, letter of credit agreements, insurance policies, guaranty agreements, reimbursement agreements, indexing agreements, or interest exchange agreements.  Any payments made or received according to the agreement or ancillary arrangement shall be made from or deposited as provided in the agreement or ancillary arrangement.  The determination of the commissioner, included in an interest exchange agreement, that the agreement relates to an appropriation bond, shall be conclusive.

 

(e) The commissioner may enter into written agreements or contracts relating to the continuing disclosure of information necessary to comply with or facilitate the issuance of appropriation bonds in accordance with federal securities laws, rules, and regulations, including Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations in Code of Federal Regulations, title 17, section 240.15c 2-12.  An agreement may be in the form of covenants with purchasers and holders of appropriation bonds set forth in the order or resolution authorizing the issuance of the appropriation bonds, or a separate document authorized by the order or resolution.

 

(f) The appropriation bonds are not subject to chapter 16C.

 

Subd. 3.  Form; procedure.  (a) Appropriation bonds may be issued in the form of bonds, notes, or other similar instruments, and in the manner provided in section 16A.672.  In the event that any provision of section 16A.672 conflicts with this section, this section shall control.

 

(b) Every appropriation bond shall include a conspicuous statement of the limitation established in subdivision 6.

 

(c) Appropriation bonds may be sold at either public or private sale upon such terms as the commissioner shall determine are not inconsistent with this section and may be sold at any price or percentage of par value.  Any bid received may be rejected.

 

(d) Appropriation bonds must bear interest at a fixed or variable rate.

 

(e) Notwithstanding any other law, appropriation bonds issued under this section shall be fully negotiable.

 

Subd. 4.  Refunding bonds.  The commissioner may issue appropriation bonds for the purpose of refunding any appropriation bonds then outstanding, including the payment of any redemption premiums on the bonds, any interest accrued or to accrue to the redemption date, and costs related to the issuance and sale of the refunding bonds.  The proceeds of any refunding bonds may, at the discretion of the commissioner, be applied to the purchase or payment


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at maturity of the appropriation bonds to be refunded, to the redemption of the outstanding appropriation bonds on any redemption date, or to pay interest on the refunding bonds and may, pending application, be placed in escrow to be applied to the purchase, payment, retirement, or redemption.  Any escrowed proceeds, pending such use, may be invested and reinvested in obligations that are authorized investments under section 11A.24.  The income earned or realized on the investment may also be applied to the payment of the appropriation bonds to be refunded or interest or premiums on the refunded appropriation bonds, or to pay interest on the refunding bonds.  After the terms of the escrow have been fully satisfied, any balance of the proceeds and any investment income may be returned to the general fund or, if applicable, the special appropriation electric vehicle infrastructure bond proceeds fund for use in any lawful manner.  All refunding bonds issued under this subdivision must be prepared, executed, delivered, and secured by appropriations in the same manner as the appropriation bonds to be refunded.

 

Subd. 5.  Appropriation bonds as legal investments.  Any of the following entities may legally invest any sinking funds, money, or other funds belonging to them or under their control in any appropriation bonds issued under this section:

 

(1) the state, the investment board, public officers, municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and public bodies;

 

(2) banks and bankers, savings and loan associations, credit unions, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, investment companies, insurance companies, insurance associations, and other persons carrying on a banking or insurance business; and

 

(3) personal representatives, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries.

 

Subd. 6.  No full faith and credit; state not required to make appropriations.  The appropriation bonds are not public debt of the state, and the full faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are not pledged to the payment of the appropriation bonds or to any payment that the state agrees to make under this section.  Appropriation bonds shall not be obligations paid directly, in whole or in part, from a tax of statewide application on any class of property, income, transaction, or privilege.  Appropriation bonds shall be payable in each fiscal year only from amounts that the legislature may appropriate for debt service for any fiscal year, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to require the state to appropriate money sufficient to make debt service payments with respect to the appropriation bonds in any fiscal year.  Appropriation bonds shall be canceled and shall no longer be outstanding on the earlier of (1) the first day of a fiscal year for which the legislature shall not have appropriated amounts sufficient for debt service, or (2) the date of final payment of the principal of and interest on the appropriation bonds.

 

Subd. 7.  Appropriation of proceeds.  The proceeds of appropriation bonds issued under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), and interest credited to the special appropriation electric vehicle infrastructure bond proceeds fund are appropriated as follows:

 

(1) to the commissioner of administration to design, install, and equip electrical infrastructure and electric vehicle charging stations on state-owned property as specified in subdivision 2, paragraph (a); and

 

(2) to the commissioner for debt service on the bonds including capitalized interest, nonsalary costs of issuance of the bonds, costs of credit enhancement of the bonds, and payments under any agreements entered into under subdivision 2, paragraph (d), as permitted by state and federal law.

 

Subd. 8.  Appropriation for debt service and other purposes.  An amount needed to pay principal and interest on appropriation bonds issued under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), is appropriated each fiscal year from the general fund to the commissioner, subject to repeal, unallotment under section 16A.152, or cancellation, otherwise pursuant to subdivision 6, for deposit into the bond payments account established for such purpose in the special appropriation electric vehicle infrastructure bond proceeds fund.  The appropriation is available beginning in fiscal year 2021 and remains available through fiscal year 2042.


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Subd. 9.  Waiver of immunity.  The waiver of immunity by the state provided for by section 3.751, subdivision 1, shall be applicable to the appropriation bonds and any ancillary contracts to which the commissioner is a party.

 

Sec. 2.  [16A.964] PUBLIC TELEVISION EQUIPMENT APPROPRIATION BONDS.

 

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

 

(b) "Appropriation bond" or "bond" means a bond, note, or other similar instrument of the state payable during a biennium from one or more of the following sources:

 

(1) money appropriated by law from the general fund in any biennium for debt service due with respect to obligations described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a);

 

(2) proceeds of the sale of obligations described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a);

 

(3) payments received for that purpose under agreements and ancillary arrangements described in subdivision 2, paragraph (d); and

 

(4) investment earnings on amounts in clauses (1) to (3).

 

(c) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any biennium of principal, premium, if any, and interest on appropriation bonds, and the fees, charges, and expenses related to the bonds.

 

(d) "Equipment" means the physical infrastructure and hardware used for the production, dissemination, interconnection, and transmission of digital media content, the useful life of which may range from seven to 40 years.

 

(e) "Public station" has the meaning given in section 129D.12, subdivision 2.

 

Subd. 2.  Authorization to issue appropriation bonds.  (a) Subject to the limitations of this subdivision, the commissioner may sell and issue appropriation bonds of the state under this section for public purposes as provided by law, including for the purposes of financing the cost of various items of capital equipment necessary to the ongoing operations of public stations.  Appropriation bonds may be sold and issued in amounts that, in the opinion of the commissioner, are necessary to provide sufficient money to the commissioner of administration under subdivision 7, not to exceed $15,000,000 net of costs of issuance, for the purposes as provided under this subdivision, and to pay debt service including capitalized interest, costs of issuance, costs of credit enhancement, or make payments under other agreements entered into under paragraph (d).  Notwithstanding section 129D.155, any money repaid to the commissioner of administration upon a sale or other disposition of equipment acquired under this section shall be transferred to the commissioner and applied toward principal and interest on outstanding bonds.

 

(b) Proceeds of the appropriation bonds must be credited to a special appropriation public television equipment bond proceeds fund in the state treasury.  All income from investment of the bond proceeds, as estimated by the commissioner, is appropriated to the commissioner for the payment of principal and interest on the appropriation bonds.

 

(c) Appropriation bonds may be issued in one or more issues or series on the terms and conditions the commissioner determines to be in the best interests of the state, but the term on any series of appropriation bonds may not exceed 21 years.  The appropriation bonds of each issue and series thereof shall be dated and bear interest, and may be includable in or excludable from the gross income of the owners for federal income tax purposes.


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(d) At the time of, or in anticipation of, issuing the appropriation bonds, and at any time thereafter, so long as the appropriation bonds are outstanding, the commissioner may enter into agreements and ancillary arrangements relating to the appropriation bonds, including but not limited to trust indentures, grant agreements, lease or use agreements, operating agreements, management agreements, liquidity facilities, remarketing or dealer agreements, letter of credit agreements, insurance policies, guaranty agreements, reimbursement agreements, indexing agreements, or interest exchange agreements.  Any payments made or received according to the agreement or ancillary arrangement shall be made from or deposited as provided in the agreement or ancillary arrangement.  The determination of the commissioner, included in an interest exchange agreement, that the agreement relates to an appropriation bond, shall be conclusive.

 

(e) The commissioner may enter into written agreements or contracts relating to the continuing disclosure of information necessary to comply with or facilitate the issuance of appropriation bonds in accordance with federal securities laws, rules, and regulations, including Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations in Code of Federal Regulations, title 17, section 240.15c 2-12.  An agreement may be in the form of covenants with purchasers and holders of appropriation bonds set forth in the order or resolution authorizing the issuance of the appropriation bonds, or a separate document authorized by the order or resolution.

 

(f) The appropriation bonds are not subject to chapter 16C.

 

Subd. 3.  Form; procedure.  (a) Appropriation bonds may be issued in the form of bonds, notes, or other similar instruments, and in the manner provided in section 16A.672.  In the event that any provision of section 16A.672 conflicts with this section, this section shall control.

 

(b) Every appropriation bond shall include a conspicuous statement of the limitation established in subdivision 6.

 

(c) Appropriation bonds may be sold at either public or private sale upon such terms as the commissioner shall determine are not inconsistent with this section and may be sold at any price or percentage of par value.  Any bid received may be rejected.

 

(d) Appropriation bonds must bear interest at a fixed or variable rate.

 

(e) Notwithstanding any other law, appropriation bonds issued under this section shall be fully negotiable.

 

Subd. 4.  Refunding bonds.  The commissioner may issue appropriation bonds for the purpose of refunding any appropriation bonds then outstanding, including the payment of any redemption premiums on the bonds, any interest accrued or to accrue to the redemption date, and costs related to the issuance and sale of the refunding bonds.  The proceeds of any refunding bonds may, at the discretion of the commissioner, be applied to the purchase or payment at maturity of the appropriation bonds to be refunded, to the redemption of the outstanding appropriation bonds on any redemption date, or to pay interest on the refunding bonds and may, pending application, be placed in escrow to be applied to the purchase, payment, retirement, or redemption.  Any escrowed proceeds, pending such use, may be invested and reinvested in obligations that are authorized investments under section 11A.24.  The income earned or realized on the investment may also be applied to the payment of the appropriation bonds to be refunded or interest or premiums on the refunded appropriation bonds, or to pay interest on the refunding bonds.  After the terms of the escrow have been fully satisfied, any balance of the proceeds and any investment income may be returned to the general fund or, if applicable, the special appropriation public television equipment bond proceeds fund for use in any lawful manner.  All refunding bonds issued under this subdivision must be prepared, executed, delivered, and secured by appropriations in the same manner as the appropriation bonds to be refunded.

 

Subd. 5.  Appropriation bonds as legal investments.  Any of the following entities may legally invest any sinking funds, money, or other funds belonging to them or under their control in any appropriation bonds issued under this section:


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(1) the state, the investment board, public officers, municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and public bodies;

 

(2) banks and bankers, savings and loan associations, credit unions, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, investment companies, insurance companies, insurance associations, and other persons carrying on a banking or insurance business; and

 

(3) personal representatives, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries.

 

Subd. 6.  No full faith and credit; state not required to make appropriations.  The appropriation bonds are not public debt of the state, and the full faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are not pledged to the payment of the appropriation bonds or to any payment that the state agrees to make under this section.  Appropriation bonds shall not be obligations paid directly, in whole or in part, from a tax of statewide application on any class of property, income, transaction, or privilege.  Appropriation bonds shall be payable in each fiscal year only from amounts that the legislature may appropriate for debt service for any fiscal year, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to require the state to appropriate money sufficient to make debt service payments with respect to the appropriation bonds in any fiscal year.  Appropriation bonds shall be canceled and shall no longer be outstanding on the earlier of (1) the first day of a fiscal year for which the legislature shall not have appropriated amounts sufficient for debt service, or (2) the date of final payment of the principal of and interest on the appropriation bonds.

 

Subd. 7.  Appropriation of proceeds.  The proceeds of appropriation bonds issued under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), and interest credited to the special appropriation public television equipment bond proceeds fund are appropriated as follows:

 

(1) to the commissioner of administration for equipment grants to public stations under section 129D.15 and as further specified in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), which grants must be allocated two-sevenths to Twin Cities PBS, one-seventh to KSMQ public television in Austin, one-seventh to Pioneer public television in Granite Falls, one‑seventh to Lakeland PBS in Bemidji, one-seventh to Prairie Public in Fargo/Moorhead, and one-seventh to WDSE public television in Duluth; and

 

(2) to the commissioner for debt service on the bonds including capitalized interest, nonsalary costs of issuance of the bonds, costs of credit enhancement of the bonds, and payments under any agreements entered into under subdivision 2, paragraph (d), as permitted by state and federal law.

 

Subd. 8.  Appropriation for debt service and other purposes.  An amount needed to pay principal and interest on appropriation bonds issued under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), is appropriated each fiscal year from the general fund to the commissioner, subject to repeal, unallotment under section 16A.152, or cancellation, otherwise pursuant to subdivision 6, for deposit into the bond payments account established for such purpose in the special appropriation public television equipment bond proceeds fund.  The appropriation is available beginning in fiscal year 2021 and remains available through fiscal year 2042.

 

Subd. 9.  Waiver of immunity.  The waiver of immunity by the state provided for by section 3.751, subdivision 1, shall be applicable to the appropriation bonds and any ancillary contracts to which the commissioner is a party.

 

Sec. 3.  [16A.966] RESPONSE TO RELEASES APPROPRIATION BONDS.

 

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

 

(b) "Appropriation bond" or "bond" means a bond, note, or other similar instrument of the state payable during a biennium from one or more of the following sources:


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(1) money appropriated by law from the general fund in any biennium for debt service due with respect to obligations described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a);

 

(2) proceeds of the sale of obligations described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a);

 

(3) payments received for that purpose under agreements and ancillary arrangements described in subdivision 2, paragraph (d); and

 

(4) investment earnings on amounts in clauses (1) to (3).

 

(c) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any biennium of principal, premium, if any, and interest on appropriation bonds, and the fees, charges, and expenses related to the bonds.

 

Subd. 2.  Authorization to issue appropriation bonds.  (a) Subject to the limitations of this subdivision, the commissioner may sell and issue appropriation bonds of the state under this section for public purposes as provided by law, including for the purposes of financing the cost of implementing removal or remedial actions permitted under section 115B.17 and further subject to the conditions in chapter 115B to address risks to human health and the environment at contaminated sites.  Appropriation bonds may be sold and issued in amounts that, in the opinion of the commissioner, are necessary to provide sufficient money to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency under subdivision 7, not to exceed $30,400,000 net of costs of issuance, for the purposes as provided under this subdivision, and to pay debt service including capitalized interest, costs of issuance, costs of credit enhancement, or make payments under other agreements entered into under paragraph (d).  Notwithstanding section 115B.17, subdivision 6 or 16, any money recovered in a civil action or any money received from the disposition of property acquired for a response action and financed with bonds under this section shall be transferred to the commissioner and applied toward principal and interest on outstanding bonds.

 

(b) Proceeds of the appropriation bonds must be credited to a special appropriation state response to releases bond proceeds fund in the state treasury.  All income from investment of the bond proceeds, as estimated by the commissioner, is appropriated to the commissioner for the payment of principal and interest on the appropriation bonds.

 

(c) Appropriation bonds may be issued in one or more issues or series on the terms and conditions the commissioner determines to be in the best interests of the state, but the term on any series of appropriation bonds may not exceed 21 years.  The appropriation bonds of each issue and series thereof shall be dated and bear interest, and may be includable in or excludable from the gross income of the owners for federal income tax purposes.

 

(d) At the time of, or in anticipation of, issuing the appropriation bonds, and at any time thereafter, so long as the appropriation bonds are outstanding, the commissioner may enter into agreements and ancillary arrangements relating to the appropriation bonds, including but not limited to trust indentures, grant agreements, lease or use agreements, operating agreements, management agreements, liquidity facilities, remarketing or dealer agreements, letter of credit agreements, insurance policies, guaranty agreements, reimbursement agreements, indexing agreements, or interest exchange agreements.  Any payments made or received according to the agreement or ancillary arrangement shall be made from or deposited as provided in the agreement or ancillary arrangement.  The determination of the commissioner included in an interest exchange agreement that the agreement relates to an appropriation bond shall be conclusive.

 

(e) The commissioner may enter into written agreements or contracts relating to the continuing disclosure of information necessary to comply with or facilitate the issuance of appropriation bonds in accordance with federal securities laws, rules, and regulations, including Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations in Code of Federal Regulations, title 17, section 240.15c 2-12.  An agreement may be in the form of covenants with purchasers and holders of appropriation bonds set forth in the order or resolution authorizing the issuance of the appropriation bonds, or a separate document authorized by the order or resolution.


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(f) The appropriation bonds are not subject to chapter 16C.

 

Subd. 3.  Form; procedure.  (a) Appropriation bonds may be issued in the form of bonds, notes, or other similar instruments, and in the manner provided in section 16A.672.  In the event that any provision of section 16A.672 conflicts with this section, this section shall control.

 

(b) Every appropriation bond shall include a conspicuous statement of the limitation established in subdivision 6.

 

(c) Appropriation bonds may be sold at either public or private sale upon such terms as the commissioner shall determine are not inconsistent with this section and may be sold at any price or percentage of par value.  Any bid received may be rejected.

 

(d) Appropriation bonds must bear interest at a fixed or variable rate.

 

(e) Notwithstanding any other law, appropriation bonds issued under this section shall be fully negotiable.

 

Subd. 4.  Refunding bonds.  The commissioner may issue appropriation bonds for the purpose of refunding any appropriation bonds then outstanding, including the payment of any redemption premiums on the bonds, any interest accrued or to accrue to the redemption date, and costs related to the issuance and sale of the refunding bonds.  The proceeds of any refunding bonds may, at the discretion of the commissioner, be applied to the purchase or payment at maturity of the appropriation bonds to be refunded, to the redemption of the outstanding appropriation bonds on any redemption date, or to pay interest on the refunding bonds and may, pending application, be placed in escrow to be applied to the purchase, payment, retirement, or redemption.  Any escrowed proceeds, pending such use, may be invested and reinvested in obligations that are authorized investments under section 11A.24.  The income earned or realized on the investment may also be applied to the payment of the appropriation bonds to be refunded or interest or premiums on the refunded appropriation bonds, or to pay interest on the refunding bonds.  After the terms of the escrow have been fully satisfied, any balance of the proceeds and any investment income may be returned to the general fund or, if applicable, the special appropriation state response to releases bond proceeds fund for use in any lawful manner.  All refunding bonds issued under this subdivision must be prepared, executed, delivered, and secured by appropriations in the same manner as the appropriation bonds to be refunded.

 

Subd. 5.  Appropriation bonds as legal investments.  Any of the following entities may legally invest any sinking funds, money, or other funds belonging to them or under their control in any appropriation bonds issued under this section:

 

(1) the state, the investment board, public officers, municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and public bodies;

 

(2) banks and bankers, savings and loan associations, credit unions, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, investment companies, insurance companies, insurance associations, and other persons carrying on a banking or insurance business; and

 

(3) personal representatives, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries.

 

Subd. 6.  No full faith and credit; state not required to make appropriations.  The appropriation bonds are not public debt of the state, and the full faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are not pledged to the payment of the appropriation bonds or to any payment that the state agrees to make under this section.  Appropriation bonds shall not be obligations paid directly, in whole or in part, from a tax of statewide application on any class of property, income, transaction, or privilege.  Appropriation bonds shall be payable in each fiscal year only from amounts that the legislature may appropriate for debt service for any fiscal year, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to require the state to appropriate money sufficient to make debt service payments with respect to


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the appropriation bonds in any fiscal year.  Appropriation bonds shall be canceled and shall no longer be outstanding on the earlier of (1) the first day of a fiscal year for which the legislature shall not have appropriated amounts sufficient for debt service, or (2) the date of final payment of the principal of and interest on the appropriation bonds.

 

Subd. 7.  Appropriation of proceeds.  The proceeds of appropriation bonds issued under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), and interest credited to the special appropriation state response to releases bond proceeds fund are appropriated as follows:

 

(1) to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency for removal and remedial actions as specified in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), at the following sites:  the Esko Groundwater Contamination Superfund site; the city of Duluth Dump #1 Superfund site; the Perham Arsenic site; and the Precision Plating State Superfund site; and

 

(2) to the commissioner for debt service on the bonds including capitalized interest, nonsalary costs of issuance of the bonds, costs of credit enhancement of the bonds, and payments under any agreements entered into under subdivision 2, paragraph (d), as permitted by state and federal law.

 

Subd. 8.  Appropriation for debt service and other purposes.  An amount needed to pay principal and interest on appropriation bonds issued under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), is appropriated each fiscal year from the general fund to the commissioner, subject to repeal, unallotment under section 16A.152, or cancellation, otherwise pursuant to subdivision 6, for deposit into the bond payments account established for such purpose in the special appropriation state response to releases bond proceeds fund.  The appropriation is available beginning in fiscal year 2021 and remains available through fiscal year 2042.

 

Subd. 9.  Waiver of immunity.  The waiver of immunity by the state provided for under section 3.751, subdivision 1, shall be applicable to the appropriation bonds and any ancillary contracts to which the commissioner is a party.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

 

(b) "Abandoned property" has the meaning given in section 117.025, subdivision 5.

 

(c) "Community land trust" means an entity that meets the requirements of section 462A.31, subdivisions 1 and 2.

 

(d) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any fiscal year of principal, premium, if any, and interest on housing infrastructure bonds and the fees, charges, and expenses related to the bonds.

 

(e) "Foreclosed property" means residential property where foreclosure proceedings have been initiated or have been completed and title transferred or where title is transferred in lieu of foreclosure.

 

(f) "Housing infrastructure bonds" means bonds issued by the agency under this chapter that:

 

(1) are qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal Revenue Code,;

 

(2) finance qualified residential rental projects within the meaning of Section 142(d) of the Internal Revenue Code,;

 

(3) finance the construction or rehabilitation of single family houses that qualify for mortgage financing within the meaning of Section 143 of the Internal Revenue Code; or


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(4) are tax-exempt bonds that are not private activity bonds, within the meaning of Section 141(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, for the purpose of financing or refinancing affordable housing authorized under this chapter.

 

(g) "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

(h) "Senior" means a person 55 years of age or older with an annual income not greater than 50 percent of:

 

(1) the metropolitan area median income for persons in the metropolitan area; or

 

(2) the statewide median income for persons outside the metropolitan area.

 

(i) "Senior housing" means housing intended and operated for occupancy by at least one senior per unit with at least 80 percent of the units occupied by at least one senior per unit, and for which there is publication of, and adherence to, policies and procedures that demonstrate an intent by the owner or manager to provide housing for seniors.  Senior housing may be developed in conjunction with and as a distinct portion of mixed-income senior housing developments that use a variety of public or private financing sources.

 

(j) "Supportive housing" means housing that is not time-limited and provides or coordinates with linkages to services necessary for residents to maintain housing stability and maximize opportunities for education and employment.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Authorization.  (a) The agency may issue up to $30,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of housing infrastructure bonds in one or more series to which the payment made under this section may be pledged.  The housing infrastructure bonds authorized in this subdivision may be issued to fund loans, or grants for the purposes of clause (4), on terms and conditions the agency deems appropriate, made for one or more of the following purposes:

 

(1) to finance the costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of supportive housing for individuals and families who are without a permanent residence;

 

(2) to finance the costs of the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed or abandoned housing to be used for affordable rental housing and the costs of new construction of rental housing on abandoned or foreclosed property where the existing structures will be demolished or removed;

 

(3) to finance that portion of the costs of acquisition of property that is attributable to the land to be leased by community land trusts to low- and moderate-income homebuyers;

 

(4) to finance the acquisition, improvement, and infrastructure of manufactured home parks under section 462A.2035, subdivision 1b;

 

(5) to finance the costs of acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction of senior housing; and

 

(6) to finance the costs of acquisition and rehabilitation of federally assisted rental housing and for the refinancing of costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of federally assisted rental housing, including providing funds to refund, in whole or in part, outstanding bonds previously issued by the agency or another government unit to finance or refinance such costs.;

 

(7) to finance costs of acquisition and construction of multifamily rental housing for households with incomes at or below 50 percent of area median income.  Among comparable proposals, the agency must give priority to requests for projects that serve households at the lowest incomes; and


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(8) to finance the costs of acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction of single family housing.

 

(b) Among comparable proposals for permanent supportive housing, preference shall be given to permanent supportive housing for veterans and other individuals or families who:

 

(1) either have been without a permanent residence for at least 12 months or at least four times in the last three years; or

 

(2) are at significant risk of lacking a permanent residence for 12 months or at least four times in the last three years.

 

(c) Among comparable proposals for senior housing, the agency must give priority to requests for projects that:

 

(1) demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the housing financed as affordable to seniors;

 

(2) leverage other sources of funding to finance the project, including the use of low-income housing tax credits;

 

(3) provide access to services to residents and demonstrate the ability to increase physical supports and support services as residents age and experience increasing levels of disability;

 

(4) provide a service plan containing the elements of clause (3) reviewed by the housing authority, economic development authority, public housing authority, or community development agency that has an area of operation for the jurisdiction in which the project is located; and

 

(5) include households with incomes that do not exceed 30 percent of the median household income for the metropolitan area.

 

To the extent practicable, the agency shall balance the loans made between projects in the metropolitan area and projects outside the metropolitan area.  Of the loans made to projects outside the metropolitan area, the agency shall, to the extent practicable, balance the loans made between projects in counties or cities with a population of 20,000 or less, as established by the most recent decennial census, and projects in counties or cities with populations in excess of 20,000.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 2g.  Additional authorization.  In addition to the amount authorized in subdivisions 2 to 2f, the agency may issue up to $100,000,000 in housing infrastructure bonds in one or more series to which the payments under this section may be pledged.

 

Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Additional appropriation.  (a) The agency must certify annually to the commissioner of management and budget the actual amount of annual debt service on each series of bonds issued under subdivisions 2a to 2f this section.

 

(b) Each July 15, beginning in 2015 and through 2037, if any housing infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2a remain outstanding, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $6,400,000 annually.  The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.


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(c) Each July 15, beginning in 2017 and through 2038, if any housing infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2b remain outstanding, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $800,000 annually.  The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

 

(d) Each July 15, beginning in 2019 and through 2040, if any housing infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2c remain outstanding, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $2,800,000 annually.  The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

 

(e) Each July 15, beginning in 2020 and through 2041, if any housing infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2d remain outstanding, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a).  The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

 

(f) Each July 15, beginning in 2020 and through 2041, if any housing infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2e remain outstanding, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a).  The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

 

(g) Each July 15, beginning in 2022 and through 2043, if any housing infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2f remain outstanding, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a).  The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

 

(h) Each July 15, beginning in 2022 and through 2043, if any housing infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2g remain outstanding, the commissioner of management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a).  The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

 

(i) The agency may pledge to the payment of the housing infrastructure bonds the payments to be made by the state under this section.

 

Sec. 8.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

This article is effective the day following final enactment.

 

ARTICLE 5

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.641, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 4c.  Negotiated sales authority.  Notwithstanding the public sale requirements of subdivision 4 and section 16A.66, subdivision 2, the commissioner may sell bonds, including refunding bonds, at negotiated sale.


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Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 16A.968, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Appropriation bonds authorization.  (a) Appropriation bonds may be sold and issued in amounts that, in the opinion of the commissioner, are necessary to provide sufficient funds to the commissioner of employment and economic development under subdivision 8, not to exceed $97,720,000 net of costs of issuance, for the purposes as provided under this subdivision, and pay debt service including capitalized interest, costs of issuance, costs of credit enhancement, or make payments under other agreements entered into under subdivision 2, paragraph (d).  Notwithstanding section 16A.642, this authorization is available until December 31, 2027.

 

(b) The bonds authorized by this subdivision are for the purposes of financing public infrastructure projects authorized and approved by the city of Duluth under sections 469.50 to 469.54.  No bonds shall be sold under this subdivision until:  (1) there has been a request pursuant to subdivision 2, paragraph (a); and (2) for any parking structure the requirements in section 469.54, subdivisions 2 and 3, paragraph (a), have been met.  Upon certification of the required qualified expenditures under section 469.54, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), by a medical business entity, bonds may be sold for a parking structure or structures benefiting that medical business entity, notwithstanding the status of certified qualified expenditures for another medical business entity.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.86, is amended to read:

 

16B.86 PRODUCTIVITY BUILDING EFFICIENCY REVOLVING LOAN ACCOUNT.

 

The productivity building efficiency revolving loan account is a special an account in the state treasury special revenue fund.  Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of administration to make loans to finance agency projects that will result in either reduced energy savings or other operating costs or increased revenues, or both, cost reductions for a state agency.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16B.87, is amended to read:

 

16B.87 AWARD AND REPAYMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY BUILDING EFFICIENCY LOANS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Committee.  The Productivity Building Efficiency Revolving Loan Committee consists of the commissioners of administration, management and budget, and revenue Pollution Control Agency.  The commissioner of administration serves as chair of the committee.  The members serve without compensation or reimbursement for expenses.

 

Subd. 2.  Award and terms of loans.  An agency shall apply for a loan on a form provided by the commissioner of administration.  The committee shall review applications for loans and shall award a loan based upon criteria adopted by the committee.  The committee shall determine the amount, interest, and other terms of the loan.  The time for repayment of a loan may not exceed five seven years.

 

Subd. 3.  Repayment.  An agency receiving a loan under this section shall repay the loan according to the terms of the loan agreement.  The principal and interest must be paid to the commissioner of administration who shall deposit it in the productivity building efficiency revolving loan fund account.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 41B.025, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 9.  Report.  The authority shall submit quarterly reports to the governor and the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture and capital investment that provide an estimate of when funding for the authority's state bond-financed loan programs is projected to be exhausted.


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Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115A.0716, is amended to read:

 

115A.0716 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAM PROGRAMS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Environmental assistance grants.  (a) The commissioner may make grants to any person for the purpose of researching, developing, and implementing projects or practices related to collection, processing, recycling, reuse, resource recovery, source reduction, and prevention of waste, hazardous substances, toxic pollutants, and problem materials; the development or implementation of pollution prevention projects or practices; the collection, recovery, processing, purchasing, or market development of recyclable materials or compost; resource conservation; and for environmental education.

 

(b) In making grants under paragraph (a), the agency commissioner may give priority to projects or practices that have broad application in the state and are consistent with the policies established under sections 115A.02 and 115D.02.

 

(c) The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer the grant program.

 

(d) For the purposes of this section:

 

(1) "pollution prevention" has the meaning given it in section 115D.03;

 

(2) "toxic pollutant" has the meaning given it in section 115D.03; and

 

(3) "hazardous substance" has the meaning given it in section 115D.03.

 

Subd. 2.  Loans.  (a) The commissioner may make loans, or participate in loans, for capital costs or improvements related to any of the activities listed in subdivision 1.

 

(b) The commissioner may work with financial institutions or other financial assistance providers in participating in loans under this section.  The commissioner may contract with financial institutions or other financial assistance providers for loan processing and/or administration.

 

(c) The commissioner may also make grants, as authorized in subdivision 1, to enable persons to receive loans from financial institutions or to reduce interest payments for those loans.

 

(d) In making loans, the agency may give priority to projects or practices that have broad application in the state and are consistent with the policies established under sections 115A.02 and 115D.02.

 

(e) The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer the loan program.

 

Subd. 3.  Revolving account.  All repayments of loans awarded under this section, including principal and interest, must be credited to the environmental fund.  Money deposited in the fund under this section is annually appropriated to the commissioner for loans for purposes identified in subdivisions 1 and 2.

 

Subd. 4.  Sustainable communities and climate resiliency grants.  (a) The commissioner may make grants to local governments for the purpose of building sustainable and resilient storm water infrastructure projects to mitigate flood risks and impacts of extreme weather events.  Grants awarded under this subdivision are intended to cover up to 75 percent of the eligible costs of a storm water infrastructure project and may not exceed $4,000,000 per project.

 

(b) In awarding a grant under this subdivision, preference shall be given to projects that:

 

(1) address inadequate storm water infrastructure;


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(2) reduce incidences of community flooding during extreme weather events;

 

(3) address aging and undersized storm water sewers;

 

(4) reduce the impact on water treatment systems;

 

(5) incorporate green infrastructure and low-impact development storm water practices; and

 

(6) demonstrate nonstate financial participation in the project.

 

(c) For the purposes of this subdivision, "storm water infrastructure" means a publicly owned conveyance or system of conveyances including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains designed or used for collecting or conveying storm water.

 

Sec. 7.  [116J.417] GREATER MINNESOTA CHILD CARE FACILITY CAPITAL GRANT PROGRAM.

 

Subdivision 1.  Purpose.  The purpose of the greater Minnesota child care facility capital grant program established in this section is to keep or enhance jobs, increase the tax base, or expand or create new economic development in the area in which the grants are made, by providing facilities for the child care necessary to support workers and their families.

 

Subd. 2.  Creation of accounts.  Two greater Minnesota child care facility capital grant accounts are created.  One account is created in the general fund and one in the bond proceeds fund.  Money in the accounts is appropriated to the commissioner to make grants under this section.  Money in the greater Minnesota child care facility capital grant accounts is available until encumbered or spent subject to section 16A.642.

 

Subd. 3.  Eligible applicant.  (a) A city, county, or school district, or a joint powers board established by two or more cities, counties, or school districts is eligible to apply for and receive a grant from either greater Minnesota child care facility capital grant account established in this section.

 

(b) A private child care provider licensed as a child care center or to provide in-home family child care is eligible to apply for and receive a grant from the greater Minnesota child care facility capital grant account in the general fund.

 

(c) An applicant must be located outside of the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.

 

Subd. 4.  Local government authority.  A city, county, or school district may own a child care facility and operate a child care facility program that meets the requirements for state licensing under Minnesota Rules, chapter 9503.  A city, county, or school district may enter into a lease or management agreement with one or more licensed child care providers to operate a child care program in a facility owned by the city, county, or school district.  A lease or management agreement for state bond-financed property is subject to section 16A.695.

 

Subd. 5.  Eligible project.  (a) A grant may be used to acquire land or an interest in land, predesign, design, renovate, construct, furnish, and equip facilities in which to provide child care or for other child care facility improvements that support the purposes for which this grant program is established.  Money from the account in the general fund may also be used to upgrade or expand existing nonprofit child care facilities for purposes of meeting state requirements.

 

(b) All projects must increase child care capacity in the community that is served by the provider and meet all state requirements for child care facilities or programs.


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Subd. 6.  Grants.  (a) The commissioner shall make grants to eligible applicants to provide up to 50 percent of the capital costs of eligible child care facility capital projects.  An eligible applicant receiving a grant must provide for the remainder of the costs of the project, either in cash or in kind.  In-kind contributions may include the cost of project elements made before or after the grant award is made.

 

(b) The commissioner may also distribute money from the general fund account through a regional organization within the meaning of section 15.75 to provide grants to eligible applicants based on the manner of application and criteria established by the commissioner.

 

(c) If the commissioner awards a grant for less than 50 percent of the project cost, the commissioner must provide the applicant and the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over economic development finance a written explanation for awarding less than 50 percent.

 

Subd. 7.  Application; criteria.  The commissioner must develop forms and procedures for soliciting and reviewing applications for grants under this section.  An applicant shall apply for a grant in the manner and at the times the commissioner shall determine.  At a minimum, an application must include:

 

(1) evidence of the need for improved, expanded, or new child care facilities in the area;

 

(2) a description of the new or expanded facility or other improvements to be made;

 

(3) a description of the specific state requirements making improvements necessary, if applicable;

 

(4) estimated costs of the capital project and the sources of funding to complete it;

 

(5) estimated costs of the expanded services and the sources of funding to provide them;

 

(6) the applicant's analysis of the expected economic benefits to the area in which the project would be located;

 

(7) the feasibility study that shows the financial and operational sustainability of the project funded;

 

(8) the average number of children provided care by the applicant during the year prior to the application, if any, and the expected number of children that could be provided child care after the proposed project is completed; and

 

(9) other information that the commissioner determines is necessary or useful in evaluating the impact of the proposed project on the local economy.

 

Subd. 8.  Maximum grant amount.  Grants must not be awarded for more than $500,000 per project or more than $2,000,000 in two years to an applicant for one or more projects in the same city or county.

 

Subd. 9.  Cancellation of grant; return of money.  If the commissioner determines that a grantee is unable to proceed with an approved project or has not expended or obligated the grant money within five years of entering into the grant agreement with the commissioner, the commissioner shall cancel the grant and the money is available for the commissioner to make other grants under this section.  Money made available to the commissioner from a canceled grant is subject to cancellation under section 16A.642 as if it had been appropriated to the program in the year in which the grant is canceled.

 

Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.53, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the eligible debt service revenue of a district is defined as follows:


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(1) the amount needed to produce between five and six percent in excess of the amount needed to meet when due the principal and interest payments on the obligations of the district for eligible projects according to subdivision 2, including the amounts necessary for repayment of debt service loans, capital loans, and lease purchase payments under section 126C.40, subdivision 2, excluding long-term facilities maintenance levies under section 123B.595 excluding the amounts listed in paragraph (b), minus

 

(2) the amount of debt service excess levy reduction for that school year calculated according to the procedure established by the commissioner.

 

(b) The obligations in this paragraph are excluded from eligible debt service revenue:

 

(1) obligations under section 123B.61;

 

(2) the part of debt service principal and interest paid from the taconite environmental protection fund or Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust, excluding the portion of taconite payments from the Iron Range school consolidation and cooperatively operated school account under section 298.28, subdivision 7a;

 

(3) obligations issued under Laws 1991, chapter 265, article 5, section 18, as amended by Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 5, section 24 obligations for long-term facilities maintenance under section 123B.595;

 

(4) obligations under section 123B.62; and

 

(5) obligations equalized under section 123B.535.

 

(c) For purposes of this section, if a preexisting school district reorganized under sections 123A.35 to 123A.43, 123A.46, and 123A.48 is solely responsible for retirement of the preexisting district's bonded indebtedness, or capital loans or debt service loans, debt service equalization aid must be computed separately for each of the preexisting districts.

 

(d) For purposes of this section, the adjusted net tax capacity determined according to sections 127A.48 and 273.1325 shall be adjusted to include the tax capacity of property generally exempted from ad valorem taxes under section 272.02, subdivision 64.

 

Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.53, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Debt service equalization revenue.  (a) The debt service equalization revenue of a district equals the sum of the first tier debt service equalization revenue and the second tier debt service equalization revenue.

 

(b) The first tier debt service equalization revenue of a district equals the greater of zero or the eligible debt service revenue minus the amount raised by a levy of 15.74 percent times the adjusted net tax capacity of the district minus the second tier debt service equalization revenue of the district.

 

(c) The second tier debt service equalization revenue of a district equals the greater of zero or the eligible debt service revenue, minus the amount raised by a levy of 26.24 percent times the adjusted net tax capacity of the district.

 

(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c), for a district with a capital loan under sections 126C.60 to 126C.72, the first tier debt equalization revenue equals zero, and the second tier debt equalization revenue equals the portion of the district's eligible debt service levy under subdivision 2 in excess of the district's maximum effort debt service levy under section 126C.63, subdivision 8.


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Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.63, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 8.  Maximum effort debt service levy.  (a) "Maximum effort debt service levy" means the lesser of:

 

(1) a levy in whichever of the following amounts is applicable:

 

(i) in any district receiving a debt service loan for a debt service levy payable in 2002 and thereafter, or granted a capital loan after January 1, 2002, a levy in total dollar amount computed at a rate of 33.59 percent of adjusted net tax capacity for taxes payable in 2002 and thereafter; or

 

(ii) in any district receiving a debt service loan for a debt service levy payable in 2001 or earlier, or granted a capital loan before January 2, 2002, a levy in a total dollar amount computed at a rate of 29.39 percent of adjusted net tax capacity for taxes payable in 2002 and thereafter; or

 

(2) a levy in any district for which a capital loan was approved prior to August 1, 1981, a levy in a total dollar amount equal to the sum of the amount of the required debt service levy and an amount which when levied annually will in the opinion of the commissioner be sufficient to retire the remaining interest and principal on any outstanding loans from the state within 30 years of the original date when the capital loan was granted.

 

(b) The board in any district affected by the provisions of paragraph (a), clause (2), may elect instead to determine the amount of its levy according to the provisions of paragraph (a), clause (1).  If a district's capital loan is not paid within 30 years because it elects to determine the amount of its levy according to the provisions of paragraph (a), clause (2), the liability of the district for the amount of the difference between the amount it levied under paragraph (a), clause (2), and the amount it would have levied under paragraph (a), clause (1), and for interest on the amount of that difference, must not be satisfied and discharged pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 1988, or an earlier edition of Minnesota Statutes if applicable, section 124.43, subdivision 4.

 

(2) the unpaid balance on the district's capital loan after deducting the amount to be paid on the district's capital loan in December of the year in which the levy is certified.

 

Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.66, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Principal interest Payments.  All payments of principal and interest on debt service notes or on capital loan contracts, as received by the commissioner, are appropriated to the loan repayment account.

 

Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.69, as amended by Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 10, article 3, section 40, is amended to read:

 

126C.69 CAPITAL GRANTS AND LOANS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Capital grant and loan requests and uses.  Capital grants and loans are available only to qualifying districts.  Capital grants and loans must not be used for the construction of swimming pools, ice arenas, athletic facilities, auditoriums, bus garages, or heating system improvements.  Proceeds of the grants and loans may be used only for sites for education facilities and for acquiring, bettering, furnishing, or equipping education facilities.  Contracts must be entered into within 18 months after the date on which each grant and loan is granted approved.  For purposes of this section, "education facilities" includes space for Head Start programs and social service programs.

 

Subd. 2.  Capital loans grant and loan eligibility.  Beginning July 1, 1999 2020, a district is not eligible for a capital grant and loan unless the district's estimated net debt tax rate as computed by the commissioner after debt service equalization aid would be more than 41.98 percent of adjusted net tax capacity.  The estimate must assume a 20-year maturity schedule for new debt.


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Subd. 3.  District request for review and comment.  A district or a joint powers district that intends to apply for a capital grant and loan must submit a proposal to the commissioner for review and comment according to section 123B.71 by July 1 of an odd-numbered year.  The commissioner shall prepare a review and comment on the proposed facility, regardless of the amount of the capital expenditure required to construct the facility.  In addition to the information provided under section 123B.71, subdivision 9, the commissioner shall require that predesign packages comparable to those required under section 16B.335 be prepared by the applicant school district.  The predesign packages must be sufficient to define the scope, cost, and schedule of the project and must demonstrate that the project has been analyzed according to appropriate space needs standards and also consider the following criteria in determining whether to make a positive review and comment.

 

(a) To grant a positive review and comment the commissioner shall determine that all of the following conditions are met:

 

(1) the facilities are needed for pupils for whom no adequate facilities exist or will exist;

 

(2) there is evidence to indicate that the facilities will have a useful public purpose for at least the term of the bonds;

 

(3) no form of cooperation with another district would provide the necessary facilities;

 

(4) the facilities are comparable in size and quality to facilities recently constructed in other districts that have similar enrollments;

 

(5) the facilities are comparable in size and quality to facilities recently constructed in other districts that are financed without a capital loan;

 

(6) the district is projected to have adequate funds in its general operating budget to support a quality education for its students for at least the next five years;

 

(7) the current facility poses a threat to the life, health, and safety of pupils, and cannot reasonably be brought into compliance with fire, health, or life safety codes;

 

(8) the district has made a good faith effort, as evidenced by its maintenance expenditures, to adequately maintain the existing facility during the previous ten years and to comply with fire, health, and life safety codes and state and federal requirements for accessibility for people with disabilities;

 

(9) the district has made a good faith effort to encourage integration of social service programs within the new facility;

 

(10) evaluations by boards of adjacent districts have been received; and

 

(11) the proposal includes a comprehensive technology plan that assures information access for the students, parents, and community.

 

(b) The commissioner may grant a negative review and comment if:

 

(1) the state demographer has examined the population of the communities to be served by the facility and determined that the communities have not grown during the previous five years;

 

(2) the state demographer determines that the economic and population bases of the communities to be served by the facility are not likely to grow or to remain at a level sufficient, during the next ten years, to ensure use of the entire facility;


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(3) the need for facilities could be met within the district or adjacent districts at a comparable cost by leasing, repairing, remodeling, or sharing existing facilities or by using temporary facilities;

 

(4) the district plans do not include cooperation and collaboration with health and human services agencies and other political subdivisions; or

 

(5) if the application is for new construction, an existing facility that would meet the district's needs could be purchased at a comparable cost from any other source within the area.

 

Subd. 4.  Multiple district proposals; review and comment.  In addition to the requirements of subdivision 3, the commissioner may use additional requirements to determine a positive review and comment on projects that are designed to serve more than one district.  These requirements may include:

 

(1) reducing or increasing the number of districts that plan to use the facility;

 

(2) location of the facility; and

 

(3) formation of a joint powers agreement among the participating districts.

 

Subd. 5.  Adjacent district comments.  The district must present the proposed project to the board of each adjacent district at a public meeting of that district.  The board of an adjacent district must make a written evaluation of how the project will affect the future education and building needs of the adjacent district.  The board must submit the evaluation to the applying district within 30 days of the meeting.

 

Subd. 6.  District application for capital grant and loan.  The school board of a district desiring a capital grant and loan shall adopt a resolution stating the amount proposed to be borrowed funded, the purpose for which the debt is to be incurred funding is requested, and an estimate of the dates when the facilities for which the loan funding is requested will be contracted for and completed.  Applications for grants and loans must be accompanied by a copy of the adopted board resolution and copies of the adjacent district evaluations.  The commissioner shall retain the evaluation as part of a permanent record of the district submitting the evaluation.

 

Applications must be in the form and accompanied by the additional data required by the commissioner.  Applications must be received by the commissioner by September 1 of an odd-numbered year.  A district must resubmit an application each odd-numbered year.  Capital grant and loan applications that do not receive voter approval or are not approved in law cancel July 1 of the year following application.  When an application is received, the commissioner shall obtain from the commissioner of revenue the information in the Revenue Department's official records that is required to be used in computing the debt limit of the district under section 475.53, subdivision 4.

 

Subd. 7.  Commissioner review; district proposals.  By November 1 of each odd-numbered year, the commissioner must review all applications for capital grants and loans that have received a positive review and comment.  When reviewing applications, the commissioner must consider whether the criteria in subdivision 3 have been met.  The commissioner may not approve an application if all of the required deadlines have not been met.  The commissioner may either approve or reject an application for a capital grant and loan.

 

Subd. 8.  Commissioner recommendations.  The commissioner shall examine and consider applications for capital grants and loans that have been approved and promptly notify any district rejected of the decision.

 

The commissioner shall report each capital grant and loan that has been approved by the commissioner and that has received voter approval to the education committees of the legislature by January 1 of each even-numbered year.  The commissioner must not report a capital grant and loan that has not received voter approval.  The commissioner shall also report on the money remaining in the capital loan account and, if necessary, request that another bond issue be authorized.


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Subd. 9.  Grant and loan amount limits.  (a) A grant and loan must not be recommended for approval for a district exceeding an amount computed as follows:

 

(1) the amount requested by the district under subdivision 6;

 

(2) plus the aggregate principal amount of general obligation bonds of the district outstanding on June 30 of the year following the year the application was received, not exceeding the limitation on net debt of the district in section 475.53, subdivision 4, or 637 percent of its adjusted net tax capacity as most recently determined, whichever is less;

 

(3) less the maximum net debt permissible for the district on December 1 of the year the application is received, under the limitation in section 475.53, subdivision 4, or 637 percent of its adjusted net tax capacity as most recently determined, whichever is less;

 

(4) less any amount by which the amount voted exceeds the total cost of the facilities for which the grant and loan is granted approved.

 

(b) The grant and loan may be approved in an amount computed as provided in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), subject to later reduction according to paragraph (a), clause (4).

 

(c) The loan amount equals the lesser of the total grant and loan approved or:

 

(1) the product of the maximum effort tax rate times 50 times the district's most recent adjusted net tax capacity at the time the capital grant and loan is approved under subdivision 10, minus

 

(2) the district's capital loan balance outstanding at the time the capital grant and loan is approved under subdivision 10, minus

 

(3) the district's principal and interest balance outstanding for eligible bonds issued for prior capital projects at the time the capital loan and grant is approved.

 

(d) The grant amount equals the difference between the total grant and loan approved and the loan amount under paragraph (c).

 

Subd. 10.  Legislative action.  Each capital grant and loan must be approved in a law.

 

If the aggregate amount of the capital grants and loans exceeds the amount that is or can be made available, the commissioner shall allot the available amount among any number of qualified applicant districts, according to the commissioner's judgment and discretion, based upon the districts' respective needs.

 

Subd. 11.  District referendum.  After receipt of the review and comment on the project and before January 1 of the even-numbered year, the question authorizing the borrowing of money for the facilities must be submitted by the school board to the voters of the district at a regular or special election.  The question submitted must state the total amount to be borrowed from all sources.  Approval of a majority of those voting on the question is sufficient to authorize the issuance of the obligations on public sale in accordance with chapter 475.  The face of the ballot must include the following statement:  "APPROVAL OF THIS QUESTION DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL RECEIVE A CAPITAL GRANT AND LOAN FROM THE STATE.  THE GRANT AND LOAN MUST BE APPROVED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND IS DEPENDENT ON AVAILABLE FUNDING."  The district must mail to the commissioner a certificate by the clerk showing the vote at the election.


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Subd. 12.  Contract.  (a) Each capital grant and loan must be evidenced by a contract between the district and the state acting through the commissioner.  The contract must obligate the state to reimburse the district, from the maximum effort school loan fund, for eligible capital expenses for construction of the facility for which the grant and loan is granted approved, an amount computed as provided in subdivision 9.  The commissioner must receive from the district a certified resolution of the board estimating the costs of construction and reciting that contracts for construction of the facilities for which the grant and loan is granted approved have been awarded, that bonds of the district have been issued and sold or that other district funds have been set aside in the amount necessary to pay all estimated costs of construction in excess of the amount of the grant and loan, and that all work, when completed, meets or exceeds standards established in the State Building Code.  The contract must obligate the district to repay the loan out of the excesses of its maximum effort debt service levy over its required debt service levy, including interest at a rate equal to the weighted average annual rate payable on Minnesota state school loan bonds issued or reissued for the project.  Beginning July 1, 2020, no interest assessments shall be made on capital loan balances.

 

(b) The district must each year, as long as it is indebted to the state, levy for debt service (i) the amount of its maximum effort debt service levy or (ii) the amount of its required debt service levy, whichever is greater, except as the required debt service levy may be reduced by a loan under section 126C.68.  The district shall remit payments to the commissioner according to section 126C.71.  The actual debt service levy shall be adjusted under section 477A.09.

 

(c) The commissioner shall supervise the collection of outstanding accounts due the fund and may, by notice to the proper county auditor, require the maximum levy to be made as required in this subdivision.  Interest on capital loans must be paid on December 15 of the year after the year the loan is granted and annually in later years.  By September 30, the commissioner shall notify the county auditor of each county containing taxable property situated within the district of the amount of the maximum effort debt service levy of the district for that year.  The county auditor or auditors shall extend upon the tax rolls an ad valorem tax upon all taxable property within the district in the aggregate amount so certified.

 

Subd. 13.  Loan forgiveness.  If any capital loan is not paid within 50 years after it is granted from maximum effort debt service levies in excess of required debt service levies, the liability of the district on the loan is satisfied and discharged and interest on the loan ceases.

 

Subd. 14.  Participation by county auditor; record of contract; payment of loan.  The district must file a copy of the capital loan contract with the county auditor of each county in which any part of the district is situated.  The county auditor shall enter the capital loan, evidenced by the contract, in the auditor's bond register.  The commissioner shall keep a record of each capital grant and loan and contract showing the name and address of the district, the date of the contract, and the amount of the grant and loan initially approved.  On receipt of the resolution required in subdivision 12 and documentation of expenditures under the contract, the commissioner shall issue payments, which may be dispersed in accordance with the schedule in the contract, on the capital grant and loan account for the amount that may be disbursed under subdivision 1.  Interest on each disbursement of the capital loan amount accrues from the date on which the commissioner of management and budget issues the payment.

 

Subd. 15.  Bond sale limitations.  (a) A district having an outstanding state loan must not issue and sell any bonds on the public market, except to refund state loans, unless it agrees to make the maximum effort debt service levy in each later year at the higher rate provided in section 126C.63, subdivision 8, and unless it schedules the maturities of the bonds according to section 475.54, subdivision 2.  A district that refunds bonds at a lower interest rate may continue to make the maximum effort debt service levy in each later year at the current rate provided in section 126C.63, subdivision 8, if the district can demonstrate to the commissioner's satisfaction that the district's repayments of the state loan will not be reduced below the previous year's level.  The district must report each sale to the commissioner.

 

(b) For a capital loan issued prior to July 1, 2001, after the district's capital loan has been outstanding for 30 years, the district must not issue bonds on the public market except to refund the loan.


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(c) For a capital loan issued on or after July 1, 2001, after the district's capital loan has been outstanding for 20 years, the district must not issue bonds on the public market except to refund the loan.

 

Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.71, is amended to read:

 

126C.71 PAYMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF PAYMENT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Payment.  (a) On November 20 of each year, each district having an outstanding capital loan or debt service loan shall compute the excess amount in the debt redemption fund.  The commissioner shall prescribe the form and calculation to be used in computing the excess amount.  A completed copy of this form shall be sent to the commissioner before December 1 of each year.  The commissioner may recompute the excess amount and shall promptly notify the district of the recomputed amount.

 

(b) On December 15 of each year, the district shall remit to the commissioner, at a minimum, an amount equal to the greater of:

 

(i) the excess amount in the debt redemption fund; or

 

(ii) the amount by which the maximum effort debt service levy exceeds the required debt service levy for that calendar year.

 

Any late payments shall be assessed an interest charge using the interest rates specified for the debt service notes and capital loan contracts.

 

(c) (b) If a payment required under the Maximum Effort School Aid Law paragraph (a) is not made within 30 days, the commissioner may reduce any subsequent payments due the district under this chapter and chapters 120B, 122A, 123A, 123B, 124D, 125A, and 127A by the amount due, after providing written notice to the district.

 

Subd. 2.  Application of payments.  The commissioner shall apply payments received under the Maximum Effort School Aid Law and aids withheld according to subdivision 1, paragraph (b), as follows:  First, to payment of interest accrued on its notes, if any; second, to interest on its contracts, if any; third, toward principal of its notes, if any; and last, toward the principal of its contracts, if any.  While more than one note or more than one contract is held, priority of payment of interest must be given to the one of earliest date, and after interest accrued on all notes is paid, similar priority shall be given in the application of any remaining amount to the payment of principal.  In any year when the receipts from a district are not sufficient to pay the interest accrued on any of its notes or contracts, the deficiency must be added to the principal, and the commissioner shall notify the district and each county auditor concerned of the new amount of principal of the note or contract.

 

Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.45, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Qualification; accessibility grants.  A public library jurisdiction may apply for a grant in an amount up to $200,000 $450,000 or 50 percent of the approved costs of removing architectural barriers from a building or site, whichever is less.  Grants may be made only for projects in existing buildings used as a library, or to prepare another existing building for use as a library.  Renovation of an existing building may include an addition to the building if the additional space is necessary to provide accessibility or if relocating public spaces to the ground level provides improved overall accessibility.  Grants must not be used to pay part of the cost of meeting accessibility requirements in a new building.

 

Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 137.61, is amended to read:


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137.61 PURPOSE.

 

Sections 137.61 to 137.65 provide for a biomedical science research funding program to further the investment in biomedical science research facilities in Minnesota to benefit the state's economy, advance the biomedical technology industry, benefit human health, and facilitate research collaboration between the University of Minnesota and other private and public institutions in this state.  Sections 137.61 to 137.65 also provide funding for design, land acquisition, site preparation, and preconstruction services for the new clinical research facility on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.

 

Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 137.62, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Biomedical science research facility.  "Biomedical science research facility" means a facility located on the campus of the University of Minnesota to be used as a research facility and laboratory for biomedical science and biomedical technology.  A hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56 is not a biomedical science research facility.  Biomedical science research facility includes the clinical research facility defined in this section.

 

Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 137.62, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 2a.  Clinical research facility.  "Clinical research facility" means a facility located on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota to connect a broad array of clinical research units and activities from across the university, providing a consolidated home for the Clinical Translational Science Institute and related programs that support education, research, clinical training, and patient care.

 

Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 137.63, is amended to read:

 

137.63 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH FACILITIES FUNDING PROGRAM.

 

Subdivision 1.  Program established.  A biomedical science research facilities funding program is established to provide appropriations to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for up to 75 percent of the project costs for each of four projects approved by the Board of Regents under section 137.64, other than the clinical research facility.  Appropriations to the Board of Regents for the clinical research facility are for 100 percent of the project costs for design, land acquisition, site preparation, and preconstruction services.

 

Subd. 2.  Project requirements.  The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, either acting on its own or in collaboration with another private or public entity, must pay at least 25 percent of the project costs for each of four projects, other than the clinical research facility.  The board must not use tuition revenue to pay for the university's share of the costs for the projects approved under section 137.64.

 

Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 137.64, is amended to read:

 

137.64 CONDITIONS FOR PAYMENTS TO UNIVERSITY.

 

Subdivision 1.  Certifications.  Before the commissioner may make any payments authorized in this section to the Board of Regents for a biomedical science research facility project, the commissioner must certify that the board has, by board resolution, approved the maximum project cost for the project and complied with the requirements of section 137.63, subdivision 2.  For each project approved by the board, the board must certify to the commissioner the amount of the annual payments of principal and interest required to service each series of bonds issued by the University of Minnesota for the project, and the actual amount of the state's annual payment to the University of Minnesota under subdivision 2.  The annual payment must not exceed the amount required to pay debt service on the bonds issued to finance 75 percent of the project costs of biomedical science research facilities authorized before 2019.  The annual payment may additionally be for the amount required to pay debt service on the bonds issued to finance 100 percent of the costs of the clinical research facility.


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Subd. 2.  Payments.  On July 15 of each year after the certification under subdivision 1, but no earlier than July 15, 2009, and for so long thereafter as any bonds issued by the board for the construction of a project, or any refunding bonds issued under subdivision 7, are outstanding, the state must transfer to the board annual payments as certified under subdivision 1, up to the maximum amounts in the appropriation schedule under subdivision 3.  Payments under this section are to reimburse the Board of Regents for the state's share of the project costs for the biomedical science research facility projects, provided that the principal amount of bonds issued by the University of Minnesota to pay the state's share of the costs must not exceed $219,000,000.

 

Subd. 3.  Appropriations.  Annual appropriations are made from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget for transfer to the Board of Regents, as follows:

 

(1) up to $850,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2010;

 

(2) up to $3,650,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011;

 

(3) up to $7,825,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2012;

 

(4) up to $12,100,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013;

 

(5) up to $14,825,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2014; and

 

(6) up to $15,550,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2015 and each year thereafter, up to 25 years following the certification of the last project by the commissioner. through fiscal year 2020; and

 

(7) up to $13,930,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2021 and each year thereafter through fiscal year 2039.

 

Subd. 4.  Report to legislature.  The Board of Regents must report to the committees of the legislature with responsibility for capital investment by January 15 of each even-numbered year on the biomedical science research facility projects authorized under this section.  The report must at a minimum include for each project, the total cost, the number of researchers, research grants, and the amount of debt issued by the board.

 

Subd. 5.  Reinvestment.  The Board of Regents must, to the extent permitted under federal law and University of Minnesota policies, place a priority on reducing the state's share of project costs by dedicating a share of the proceeds from any commercialization or licensing revenues attributable to research conducted in the biomedical science facilities to reducing the appropriations needed under subdivision 3.

 

Subd. 6.  Services to individuals and firms.  Consistent with its mission and governing policies and the requirements for tax-exempt bonds, the university shall make available laboratory and other services on a fee‑for‑service basis to individuals and firms in the bioscience industry in Minnesota.  The university will not assert patent rights when providing services that do not involve its innovative intellectual contributions.

 

Subd. 7.  Refunding of bonds; allocation of savings realized.  (a) The board may issue bonds in one or more series to refund bonds that were issued for a project before January 1, 2019, if refunding is determined by the board to be in the best interest of the university.  The principal amount of bonds issued in each refunding must not exceed the amount necessary to defease the associated bonds outstanding immediately prior to refunding.  The amount of the state's annual payment to the university required for the debt service on the refunded bonds, or original bonds if not yet refunded, or a combination of the two, shall be up to the maximum annual appropriation under subdivision 3 for all series.

 

(b) The amount of the annual appropriation under subdivision 3 that is not needed to pay the annual debt service under paragraph (a) is appropriated to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to pay the annual debt service amount on bonds issued by the university to pay the costs of design, land acquisition, site preparation, and preconstruction services of the clinical research facility.


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(c) In any year that the state general fund appropriation authorized in this section exceeds the amount needed to pay debt service on bonds issued by the university for purposes specified in sections 137.61 to 137.65, the excess amount is canceled to the state general fund.

 

Sec. 20.  [240A.20] PROMOTING CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION OF PUBLIC SKATE PARKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definition.  For purposes of this section, "skate" means wheeled, nonmotorized recreation, including skateboarding, roller blading, and roller skating, and not including cycling or biking.

 

Subd. 2.  Promotion of public skate parks.  The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission shall:

 

(1) develop new statewide public skate parks; and

 

(2) provide matching grants to local units of government for public skate parks based on the criteria in this section.

 

Subd. 3.  Criteria for grants to local units of government for public skate parks.  (a) The commission shall administer a site selection process for the skate parks.  The commission shall invite proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities.  A proposal for a skate park must include matching contributions including in-kind contributions of land, access roadways and access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services, landscaping, and parking.

 

(b) The location for all proposed facilities must be in areas of maximum demonstrated interest and must maximize accessibility to an arterial highway, transit, or pedestrian or bike path.

 

(c) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities must be dispersed equitably, must be located to maximize potential for full utilization, must accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for all ages, and must encourage use of skate parks by a diverse population.

 

(d) The commission will give priority to proposals that come from more than one local government unit.

 

(e) The commission may also use the money to upgrade, rehabilitate, or renovate current facilities.

 

(f) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants must be awarded to communities in greater Minnesota.

 

(g) A grant awarded under subdivision 2, clause (2), may not exceed $250,000 unless the grantee demonstrates that the facility will have a regional or statewide draw.  A grant awarded under subdivision 2, clause (2), may be for up to $750,000 for a skate park with regional impact.  A grant awarded under subdivision 2, clause (2), may be for up to $2,000,000 for a skate park with statewide draw.

 

(h) In selecting projects to be awarded grants under this section, the commission must give priority to those projects that are designed by experts in the field of skate park design and are to be constructed by professionals with experience in the construction of skate parks. 

 

(i) To be eligible for a grant under this section, a local government must have engaged or must commit to engage youth in the planning, design, and programming for the skate park.

 

Subd. 4.  Technical assistance.  To the extent possible, the commission shall provide technical assistance on skate park planning, design, and operation to communities.


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Subd. 5.  Agreements with local governments and cooperative purchasing agreements.  (a) The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission may enter into agreements with local units of government and provide financial assistance in the form of grants for the construction of skate parks that, in the determination of the commission, conform to its criteria.

 

(b) The commission may enter into cooperative purchasing agreements under section 471.59 with local governments to purchase skate park equipment and services through state contracts.  The cooperative skate park equipment purchasing revolving fund is a separate account in the state treasury.  The commission may charge a fee to cover the commission's administrative expenses to government units that have joint or cooperative purchasing agreements with the state under section 471.59.  The fees collected must be deposited in the revolving fund established by this subdivision.  Money in the fund is appropriated to the commission to administer the programs and services covered by this subdivision.

 

Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 363A.36, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 1a.  Scope of application; state capital funding.  (a) An agency or political subdivision that uses state money to pay for part or all of a capital project is subject to and must comply with the restrictions in subdivision 1, for contracts exceeding $100,000.

 

(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given them:

 

(1) "agency" means a state board, commission, authority, department, or other agency of the executive branch of state government; the Minnesota Historical Society; the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; or the University of Minnesota;

 

(2) "capital project" means the acquisition and betterment of land and buildings and other public improvements in the state, including acquisition of real property or an interest in real property, predesign, design, engineering, site preparation and related environmental work, renovation, construction, furnishing, and equipping;

 

(3) "political subdivision" means a county, home rule charter or statutory city, town, school district, metropolitan or regional agency, public corporation established in law, or other special or limited purpose district created or authorized by law; and

 

(4) "state money" means the proceeds of state general obligation bonds issued under article XI, section 5, clause (a), of the Minnesota Constitution.

 

(c) This subdivision applies to a capital project or discrete phase of a capital project for which state money has been appropriated on or after January 1, 2022.

 

Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 363A.44, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Scope.  (a) No department, agency of the state, the Metropolitan Council, or an agency subject to section 473.143, subdivision 1, shall execute a contract for goods or services or an agreement for goods or services in excess of $500,000 with a business that has 40 or more full-time employees in this state or a state where the business has its primary place of business on a single day during the prior 12 months, unless the business has an equal pay certificate or it has certified in writing that it is exempt.  A certificate is valid for four years.

 

(b) An agency or political subdivision that uses state money to pay for part or all of a capital project is subject to and must comply with the restrictions in this section for contracts exceeding $500,000.  For purposes of this subdivision, "agency," "political subdivision," "capital project," and "state money" have the meanings given in section 363A.36, subdivision 1a.  This paragraph applies to a capital project or discrete phase of a capital project for which state money has been appropriated on or after January 1, 2022.


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(b) (c) This section does not apply to a business with respect to a specific contract if the commissioner of administration determines that application of this section would cause undue hardship to the contracting entity.  This section does not apply to a contract to provide goods and services to individuals under chapters 43A, 62A, 62C, 62D, 62E, 256B, 256I, 256L, and 268A, with a business that has a license, certification, registration, provider agreement, or provider enrollment contract that is prerequisite to providing those goods and services.  This section does not apply to contracts entered into by the State Board of Investment for investment options under section 352.965, subdivision 4.

 

Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.4052, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Application.  The liability limits under subdivision 2 and the insurance requirements under subdivision 3 apply only for that segment of a light rail transit line or line extension in which the project formally entered the engineering phase of the Federal Transit Administration's "New Starts" capital investment grant program between August 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016 February 1, 2017.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.  This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

 

Sec. 24.  Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 18, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 12, section 32, and Laws 2012, chapter 293, section 41, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Systemwide Campus Redevelopment, Reuse, or Demolition

 

 

 

3,400,000

 

(a) To demolish surplus, nonfunctional, or deteriorated facilities and infrastructure or to renovate surplus, nonfunctional, or deteriorated facilities and infrastructure at Department of Human Services campuses.  These projects must facilitate the redevelopment or reuse of these campuses consistent with redevelopment plan concepts developed and approved under Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14, article 6, section 64, subdivision 2.  If a surplus campus is sold or transferred to a local unit of government, unspent portions of this appropriation may be granted to that local unit of government for the purposes stated in this subdivision.  Unspent portions of this appropriation may be used to design, construct, furnish, and equip a maintenance and storage facility to support the maintenance and operation of the Brainerd campus if the commissioner determines that it is less expensive than renovating existing space.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until December 30, 2014.

 

(b) Up to $125,000 is for preparation and site development, including demolition of buildings and infrastructure, to implement the redevelopment and reuse of the Ah Gwah Ching Regional Treatment Center.  This amount may be granted to Cass County for the purposes stated in this subdivision.  If the campus is sold or transferred by Cass County to the city of Walker, unspent portions of this appropriation may be granted to the city of Walker for the purposes stated in this subdivision.  Notwithstanding any


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requirement in paragraph (a) or Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, Cass County may convey for no consideration approximately 9.4 acres of the campus of the former Ah Gwah Ching Regional Treatment Center to Independent School District No. 113, Walker Hackensack Akeley, for school purposes.

 

Sec. 25.  Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 7, subdivision 11, as amended by Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 26, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 11.  Central Minnesota Regional Parks

 

 

 

500,000

 

For a grant to the city of Sartell to acquire land and develop recreation facilities at Sauk River Regional Park design, engineer, and construct a trail, including overlooks, fishing platforms, and pedestrian crossings, along the Mississippi River as part of improvements to Linear Park and Sartell Veterans Park in the city of Sartell and to acquire up to 68 acres of land located along the Sauk River near the confluence of the Mississippi to serve as part of the Central Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until June 30, 2020 December 31, 2024.

 

Sec. 26.  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, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Richfield - 77th Street Underpass