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Funding technical changes made

Published (6/1/2010)
By Mike Cook
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A new bonding law spends nothing.

Sponsored by Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul) and Sen. Keith Langseth (DFL-Glyndon), the law makes only language changes to some existing appropriations.

Under the law, effective May 26, 2010:

• the date for which bond proceeds authorized in 2005 and 2006, respectively, can be used for the Blazing Star Trail and the Mesabi Trail are extended to June 30, 2014;

• money appropriated in 2008 to construct a family center in Brooklyn Center can also be used for an attached parking facility;

• in addition to predesign and design, Hennepin County Medical Center can use a 2008 appropriation to “construct, furnish, and equip” an outpatient clinic and health education facility;

• a 2010 appropriation for an emergency vehicle operator’s course at Camp Ripley may also be used for project predesign;

• any money left over from a 2009 appropriation for a steam pipeline in Olmsted County can be used “to convert heating and cooling systems within existing Rochester Community and Technical College buildings from electrical energy to steam-derived energy”; and

• the scope of a 2010 appropriation for a buildings project at the Minneapolis Veterans Home is clarified.

HF3492*/ SF3222/CH399

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