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CHAPTER 179--H.F.No. 380

An act

relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; establishing new programs and modifying existing programs; authorizing the sale of state bonds; canceling and modifying previous appropriations; appropriating money;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16B.32, by adding a subdivision; 16B.325; 16B.335, subdivision 2; 103D.335, subdivision 17; 115A.908, subdivision 2; 116.155, subdivision 3; 116J.423, by adding a subdivision; 119A.45; 136F.10; 136F.60, subdivision 5; 136F.64, subdivision 1; 136F.98, subdivision 1; 462A.21, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 103G.222, subdivision 1; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 20, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3; Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, sections 7, subdivision 21; 17; 23, subdivisions 3, 8, 11, as amended, 16; Laws 2006, chapter 258, sections 7, subdivisions 3, as amended, 7, 11, 22; 16, subdivision 5; 17, subdivision 8; 21, subdivisions 6, 14, 15; 23, subdivision 3; Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 11, section 2, subdivision 6; Laws 2007, chapter 148, article 1, section 3, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116; 137; 138; 462A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

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, paragraph (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, paragraphs (b) to (j), or article XIV. Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations in this act are available until the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.

SUMMARY
University of Minnesota $ 131,166,000
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 280,935,000
Education 19,740,000
Minnesota State Academies 2,800,000
Perpich Center for Arts Education 355,000
Natural Resources 104,805,000
Pollution Control Agency 30,000,000
Board of Water and Soil Resources 30,475,000
Agriculture 20,000
Zoological Garden 2,500,000
Administration 15,725,000
Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission 7,725,000
Military Affairs 6,000,000
Public Safety 13,135,000
Transportation 65,700,000
Metropolitan Council 139,200,000
Human Services 9,505,000
Veterans Affairs 11,282,000
Corrections 32,000,000
Employment and Economic Development 143,125,000
Public Facilities Authority 49,800,000
Housing Finance Agency 1,000,000
Minnesota Historical Society 9,594,000
Bond Sale Expenses 998,000
Cancellations (27,100,000)
Lewis and Clark 5,282,000
TOTAL $ 1,085,767,000
Bond Proceeds Fund (General Fund Debt Service) 934,098,000
Bond Proceeds Fund (User Financed Debt Service) 72,512,000
Maximum Effort School Loan Fund 16,000,000
State Transportation Fund 2,000,000
Remediation Fund 25,000,000
General Fund 15,057,000
Trunk Highway Fund 48,200,000
Bond Proceeds Cancellations (27,100,000)
APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 2.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 131,166,000

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)

35,000,000

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

Subd. 3.

Twin Cities Campus

(a) Science Teaching and Student Services 48,333,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip a new science teaching and student services building on the Twin Cities campus near the Washington Avenue Bridge. This appropriation includes money to demolish the existing Science Classroom Building and to construct infrastructure required to serve the new building.

(b) Bell Museum of Natural History 24,000,000

To complete design and to construct, furnish, and equip a new Bell Museum of Natural History on the St. Paul campus. * (The preceding text beginning "(b) Bell Museum of Natural History" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 4.

Duluth Campus

Civil Engineering Addition 10,000,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip an addition to Voss-Kovach Hall on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus for the Department of Civil Engineering. The addition will include teaching laboratories, research laboratories, classrooms, and administrative offices.

Subd. 5.

Morris Campus

Community Services Building Renovation 5,000,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip a renovation of the Community Services Building on the University of Minnesota Morris campus to serve as the campus gateway center. This appropriation includes money to improve infrastructure required to serve the renovated building.

Subd. 6.

Research and Outreach Centers

3,500,000
(a) Northwest Research and Outreach Center, Crookston

To design, construct, furnish, and equip a new maintenance and farm support facility.

(b) West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris

To construct, furnish, and equip an addition to the administration building for research in renewable energy.

Subd. 7.

Classroom Renewal

2,000,000

To renovate classrooms, including classroom technology and accessibility, on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 8.

Laboratory Renovation

3,333,000

To renovate research laboratories on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses.

Subd. 9.

University Share

Except for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) under subdivision 2, 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. 10.

Unspent Appropriations

Upon substantial completion of a project authorized in this section and after written notice to the commissioner of finance, 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 and senate committees with jurisdiction over capital investments and higher education finance, and to the chairs of the house Ways and Means and Finance Committees 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

$ 280,935,000

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

Subd. 2.

Higher Education Asset Preservation And Replacement

55,000,000

For the purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046, including safety and statutory compliance, building envelope integrity, mechanical systems, and space restoration.

Subd. 3.

Alexandria Technical College

Law Enforcement Center 10,500,000

To complete design of and construct, furnish, and equip a new Law Enforcement Center and renovate, furnish, and equip classroom and laboratory space.

Subd. 4.

Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids

Classrooms and Laboratories 3,800,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip an academic addition for classrooms and offices, and to design Phase 2 renovation of the Fine Arts Classroom and Laboratory Building.

Subd. 5.

Bemidji State University

Sattgast Science Building Addition and Renovation 8,900,000

To construct, furnish, and equip an addition to and renovation of Sattgast Hall for biology and chemistry labs, science classrooms, and associated spaces, and to demolish the Peters Aquatics Lab.

Subd. 6.

Century College

Classroom and Student Support Space Renovation 7,900,000

To design, renovate, furnish, and equip Phase 2 of the science and library project to renovate existing spaces for classrooms, labs and offices.

Subd. 7.

Dakota County Technical College

Transportation and Emerging Technologies Labs 200,000

To design the relocation and renovation of transportation and emerging technologies classrooms, laboratories, and related spaces.

Subd. 8.

Hennepin Technical College

Science Addition and Library and Student Service Design 2,400,000

To design, renovate, furnish, and equip existing space at the Eden Prairie campus for science labs and shared classrooms, and to design a renovation of existing space at the Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie campuses for a library and student services.

Subd. 9.

Inver Hills Community College

Classroom Addition and Renovation 13,200,000

To construct, furnish, and equip a classroom addition to and renovation of the Fine Arts Building, to include classrooms, teaching labs, and a renovated auditorium. This appropriation includes funding to demolish obsolete space in the building. College funds may be added to this appropriation up to a total project cost of $13,450,000.

Subd. 10.

Lake Superior Community and Technical College

Health and Science Center Addition 11,000,000

To complete design of and to construct, furnish, and equip an addition to the Health and Science Center and to renovate existing spaces. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 11.

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Eveleth

Carpentry and Industrial Mechanical Technology and Shops 5,000,000

To construct, furnish and equip shop space for the industrial mechanical technology and carpentry programs. This appropriation includes funding for renovation of existing space for ADA compliance. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 12.

Metropolitan State University

(a) Smart Classroom Center 4,980,000

To construct, furnish, and equip renovation of two floors of technology-enhanced classrooms and academic offices in the power plant building. This appropriation includes money to demolish the power plant annex to enable the new construction. * (The preceding text beginning "(a) Smart Classroom Center" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(b) Law Enforcement Training Center 13,900,000

To compete design of and to construct, furnish, and equip, in cooperation with Minneapolis Community and Technical College, a colocated Law Enforcement Training Center on the campus of Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park.

Subd. 13.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Workforce Program Space 400,000

To design renovation of instructional space, support space, and infrastructure for workforce programs.

Subd. 14.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Trafton Science Center Renovation 25,500,000

To construct, furnish, and equip a renovation of south and center sections of Trafton Science Center. This appropriation includes money to replace the roof and upgrade exterior masonry and an outdoor plaza.

Subd. 15.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

(a) Lommen Hall Renovation 13,100,000

To complete design of and to construct, furnish, and equip renovation of Lommen Hall and construct an addition to the basement.

(b) Livingston Lord Library 400,000

To design renovation of the Livingston Lord Library.

Subd. 16.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington

Fieldhouse Renovation 450,000

To design renovation of and an addition to the Fieldhouse.

Subd. 17.

Moorhead Community and Technology College

Trades Addition and Library Design 2,500,000

To design, construct, furnish and equip an addition for the mechanical construction trades, and to design a classroom-library addition.

Subd. 18.

Normandale Community College

Classroom Addition and Renovation 7,000,000

To complete design of and to construct, furnish, and equip an addition to and renovation of the Health and Wellness Building for classrooms, laboratories, and related offices, and to renovate, furnish, and equip the Athletics Building for classrooms and related space. This appropriation includes funding to install an elevator to make the building ADA accessible.

Subd. 19.

North Hennepin Community College

(a) Center for Business and Technology 13,300,000

To construct, furnish, and equip an addition to the Center for Business and Technology and to renovate the center for classrooms and related space. * (The preceding text beginning "(a) Center for Business and Technology" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(b) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Facilities 900,000

To design for construction and renovation of facilities at both North Hennepin Community College and Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, to support Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program initiatives.

Subd. 20.

Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks

Nursing, Health Care, and Learning Resources Center 7,800,000

To construct, furnish, and equip a nursing addition and renovate spaces for allied health laboratories, library, learning resource center, student commons, bookstore, classrooms, ancillary spaces, and boiler system expansion.

Subd. 21.

Owatonna College and University Center

Property Acquisition 3,500,000

To acquire the Owatonna College and University Center Building in Steele County, including the purchase of adjacent vacant land.

Subd. 22.

Ridgewater College, Willmar

Technical Instruction Design and Construction 3,500,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip new instructional space, including "smart" classrooms, and to renovate, furnish, and equip existing instructional space. This appropriation includes money to demolish outdated structures.

Subd. 23.

Rochester Community and Technical College

Workforce Center Colocation 200,000

To design an addition to the Heintz Center for colocation of a workforce center, a career and technical education center, and for classroom renovation. The college may use additional resources to complete the design.

Subd. 24.

South Central College, Faribault

Classroom Renovation and Addition 400,000

To design demolition of obsolete space, a small addition, and renovation of remaining space for classrooms, a learning resource center, and laboratories.

Subd. 25.

St. Cloud State University

(a) Brown Science Hall Renovation 14,800,000

To complete design of and to construct, furnish, and equip a renovation of Brown Hall for classrooms, science laboratories, and other instructional and ancillary spaces. This appropriation includes funding to reglaze the existing skyway from the building and to construct a new skyway to Centennial Hall.

(b) Science and Engineering Lab 900,000

To design an integrated science and engineering laboratory and student and academic support building.

Subd. 26.

St. Cloud Technical College

Allied Health Center Renovation 200,000

To design renovation of the Allied Health Center.

Subd. 27.

St. Paul College

Transportation and Applied Technology Laboratories and Shops 13,500,000

To construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of classrooms, the transportation and applied technology and trades laboratories on the ground floor, and an expansion of the truck mechanics shop.

Subd. 28.

Southwest Minnesota State University

(a) Science and Hotel and Restaurant Laboratories 9,000,000

To complete design of and to construct, furnish, and equip renovation of laboratories in the Science and Technology Building, laboratories and a classroom in the Science and Math Building, and hotel and restaurant industries teaching laboratories in the Individualized Learning Center.

(b) Science Laboratory Renovation 200,000

To design renovation of the science laboratories and an addition to the Plant Science Learning Center in the Science and Math Building.

Subd. 29.

Winona State University

Memorial Hall 8,400,000

To construct, furnish, and equip an addition to Memorial Hall and renovation of vacated spaces at Gildemeister Hall. The board may use nonstate money for the remainder of the cost of the construction.

Subd. 30.

Systemwide Initiatives

(a) Science Laboratory and Classroom Renovation 5,775,000

To design, renovate, furnish, and equip teaching laboratories and classrooms for science and applied technology. Campuses may use nonstate money to increase the size of the projects. This appropriation may be used only at the following campuses: Alexandria Technical College; Anoka Technical College; Anoka Ramsey Community College, Cambridge; Bemidji State University; Central Lakes College, Brainerd; Century College, White Bear Lake; Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights; Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie; Northeast Higher Education District Vermilion Community College; and Ridgewater Community Technical College, Willmar.

(b) Classroom Renovation 3,625,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip renovation of classroom and academic space. Campuses may use nonstate money to increase the size of the projects. This appropriation may be used only at the following campuses: Central Lakes College, Brainerd; Minnesota State Community Technical College, Moorhead and Wadena; Minnesota West Community Technical College, Pipestone; Northland Community Technical College, Thief River Falls; Pine Technical College, Pine City; and Rochester Community Technical College, Rochester. * (The preceding text beginning "(b) Classroom Renovation" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(c) Property Acquisition 8,805,000

To acquire real property adjacent to the state college and university campuses or within the boundaries of the campus master plan.

This appropriation may be used only at Bemidji State University; Dakota County Technical College; Fond du Lac Tribal Community College; Minnesota State University Moorhead; and Vermilion Community College. * (The preceding text beginning "(c) Property Acquisition" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 31.

Debt Service

(a) The board shall pay the debt service on one-third of the principal amount of state bonds sold to finance projects authorized by this section, except for higher education asset preservation and replacement and the expansion of Memorial Hall at Winona State University, and except that, 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. After each sale of general obligation bonds, the commissioner of finance shall notify the board of the amounts assessed for each year for the life of the bonds.

(b) The commissioner 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 finance by December 1 each year. If the board fails to make a payment when due, the commissioner of finance 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 debt service payment. The commissioner of finance 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. 32.

Anoka Technical College; Anoka-Hennepin School District Partnership

(a) By June 30, 2008, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Anoka-Hennepin School District on new and expanded joint programs to be offered for the secondary technical education program currently based at the Anoka Technical College campus. The programs may be offered at the site now known as the "horticultural center" in Anoka County and under the control of Anoka Technical College.

(b) By July 31, 2008, the board shall transfer the real property known as the "horticultural center" to the Anoka-Hennepin School District by quit claim deed for $1. Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.60, subdivision 5, does not apply to the real estate transaction under this subdivision.

Subd. 33.

Unspent Appropriations

(a) Upon substantial completion of a project authorized in this section and after written notice to the commissioner of finance, the Board of Trustees 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 and senate committees with jurisdiction over capital investments and higher education finance, and to the chairs of the house 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 higher education asset preservation and replacement under this subdivision, at the same campus as the project for which the original appropriation was made and the debt service requirement under subdivision 23 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

$ 19,740,000

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

Subd. 2.

Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin

240,000

For a grant to Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, to acquire land adjacent to Riverview Elementary School and for improvements of a capital nature to develop and restore wetland and native prairie habitat on the land. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 3.

Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake

16,000,000

From the maximum effort school loan fund for a capital loan to Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, as provided in Minnesota Statutes, sections 126C.60 to 126C.72, to design, construct, furnish, and equip renovation of existing facilities and construction of new facilities.

The project paid for with this appropriation includes a portion of the renovation and construction identified as Phase 4 in the review and comment performed by the commissioner of education under the capital loan provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.69. This portion includes part of the renovation of, and an addition to, the high school and middle school to provide classrooms and related facilities for technology education, vocational education, physical education, and community education, and to provide for food services and administrative offices.

As part of this project, the heating plant and piping for the high school and middle school will be upgraded and the motor vehicle fuel and propane tanks may be relocated. Additional renovations to the high school and middle school will be completed to the extent that this appropriation permits.

Before any capital loan contract is approved under this authorization, the district must provide documentation acceptable to the commissioner on how the capital loan will be used. * (The preceding text beginning "Subd. 3. Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Notwithstanding the 18-month deadline for contracting in Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.69, subdivision 1, the unexpended balance of the appropriation in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 5, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 42, may be obligated by the district for purposes of the capital loan contract at any time before August 1, 2008.

Subd. 4.

Independent School District No. 279, Osseo

2,000,000

For a grant to Independent School District No. 279, Osseo, to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the Northwest Hennepin Family Center in Brooklyn Center. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

No later than five years after the facility opens, the school district must report to the commissioner of education on how the facility has improved student achievement and reduced educational disparities.

Subd. 5.

Library Accessibility and Improvement Grants

1,500,000

For library accessibility and improvement grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45.

Sec. 5.

MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 2,800,000

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

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

2,400,000

For asset preservation on both campuses of the academies, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 3.

Frechette Hall

100,000

For predesign for a new dorm to replace Frechette Hall.

Subd. 4.

Mott Memorial Hall

100,000

To predesign the renovation of Mott Memorial Hall.

Subd. 5.

Pollard Hall

200,000

To construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of Pollard Hall to house the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children's Residential Treatment Center.

Sec. 6.

PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

$ 355,000

To the commissioner of administration for asset preservation 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

$ 104,805,000

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

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.

To the extent possible, prairie restorations funded in whole or in part with this appropriation must be made using best management practices for native prairie species of a local ecotype as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 2.

Subd. 2.

Statewide Asset Preservation

1,000,000

For the renovation of state-owned facilities operated by the commissioner of natural resources, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. 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.

Subd. 3.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants

33,900,000

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.

The commissioner shall determine project priorities as appropriate, based on need.

This appropriation includes money for the following projects:

(a) Ada

(b) Agassiz Valley

(c) Area II of the Minnesota River Basin

(d) Austin

(e) Bois de Sioux Watershed District, North Ottawa project

(f) Breckenridge

(g) Brandt-Angus

(h) Browns Valley

$3,900,000 is from the general fund for the Browns Valley project.

(i) Crookston

(j) Canisteo Mine

$3,500,000 is for a grant to the Western Mesabi Mine Planning Board to construct a conveyance system, and other betterments to accommodate water level and outflow control of the water level in the Canisteo mine pit in Itasca County. This appropriation does not require a local match. The commissioner of natural resources shall be responsible to maintain the betterments after completion of the project.

(k) Dawson

(l) Granite Falls

(m) Hay Creek-Norland

(n) Inver Grove Heights

(o) Malung

(p) Montevideo

(q) Moorhead

(r) Oakport Township

(s) Roseau

The Roseau project includes the state share of land acquisition, engineering and design, and bridge construction costs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers East Diversion Flood Control Project, which will protect the city of Roseau from recurring flooding.

(t) Southeast Minnesota

(u) Stillwater

(v) Sweded Grove Lake

(w) Wild Rice River Watershed District, Becker Dam project

For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed or does not expend all the money allocated to it, the commissioner may allocate that project's money to a project on the commissioner's priority list.

To the extent that the cost of a project in Ada, Breckenridge, Browns Valley, Crookston, Dawson, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Oakport Township, or Roseau exceeds two percent of the median household income in the municipality multiplied by the number of households in the municipality, this appropriation is also for the local share of the project.

Subd. 4.

Red River Digital Elevation Model

600,000

This appropriation is from the general fund to develop and implement a high-resolution digital elevation model for the Red River basin.

Subd. 5.

Ground Water Monitoring and Observation Wells

500,000

To install new ground water level observation wells to monitor and assess ground water for water supply planning, including wells in the metropolitan and adjoining areas and several new monitoring wells in the south central regions of the state to monitor the Mt. Simon aquifer. This appropriation may also be used to seal existing obsolete monitoring wells that are no longer functional.

Subd. 6.

Dam Renovation and Removal

2,000,000

To renovate or remove publicly owned dams. The commissioner shall determine project priorities as appropriate under Minnesota Statutes, sections 103G.511 and 103G.515.

This appropriation includes money for the following projects:

(a) Clayton Lake, Pine County

(b) Cross Lake, Pine County

(c) Hartley, Saint Louis County

(d) King's Mill, Rice County

(e) Lake Bronson, Kittson County

(f) Luverne, Rock County

(g) Windom, Cottonwood County

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.69, subdivision 2, upon the award of final contracts for the completion of a project listed in this subdivision, the commissioner may transfer the unencumbered balance in the project account to any other dam renovation or removal project on the commissioner's priority list.

Subd. 7.

Water Control Structures

500,000

To rehabilitate or replace water control structures used to manage shallow lakes and wetlands for waterfowl habitat on wildlife management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or for the purposes of public water reserves under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.101; or structures on other waters under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.505.

Subd. 8.

Mississippi River Aquatic Invasive Species Barrier

500,000

To predesign and design an adequate barrier in the Mississippi River to prevent aquatic invasive species from migrating up river. This money may be used by the commissioner to match available federal money and money from other states. The commissioner must inform and work with affected federal and state agencies and local communities along the Mississippi River before constructing the river barrier.

Subd. 9.

Stream Protection and Restoration

1,000,000

To design and construct stream protection and restoration projects that concentrate on downstream flooding protection. This appropriation may be used only for projects in flood areas on one or more of the following rivers: Rock River near Luverne, Snake River near Cross Lake, Lawndale Creek, and Des Moines River near Windom.

Subd. 10.

Shoreline and Critical Aquatic Habitat Acquisition

1,000,000

To acquire land that is critical for fish and other aquatic life under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, and to make public improvements and betterments of a capital nature to aquatic management areas established under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 14.

Subd. 11.

Lake Zumbro Restoration

175,000

For a grant to Olmsted and Wabasha Counties to design and implement the restoration of Lake Zumbro. The design must include public access.

Subd. 12.

Water Access Acquisition, Betterment, and Fishing Piers

650,000

For public water access acquisition, construction, and renovation projects of a capital nature on lakes and rivers, including water access through the provision of fishing piers and shoreline access under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 9.

Subd. 13.

Fish Hatchery Improvements

1,500,000

For improvements of a capital nature to create ponds and renovate fish culture facilities at hatcheries owned by the state and operated by the commissioner of natural resources under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.045, subdivision 1, and to design, construct, or acquire drainable ponds and other facilities for moving walleye rearing out of natural wetlands.

Subd. 14.

RIM - Wildlife Area Land Acquisition and Improvement

5,000,000

To acquire land in fee for wildlife management area purposes and for improvements of a capital nature to develop, protect, or improve habitat and facilities on wildlife management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.

Not less than five percent of this appropriation must be used for restoration of existing wildlife management areas. Not less than ten percent of this appropriation is for restoration on land acquired with this appropriation. Fifty percent of this appropriation is for acquisition of land in the seven-county metropolitan area.

To the extent possible, prairie restorations funded in whole or in part with this appropriation must use native prairie species of a local ecotype as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 6.

The commissioner shall submit a plan to the legislature and the chairs of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources on the management of native prairie lands and harvesting of native prairie vegetation for use for energy production in a manner that does not devalue the natural habitat, water quality benefits, or carbon sequestration functions.

Subd. 15.

RIM Critical Habitat Match

3,000,000

To provide the state match for the critical habitat private sector matching account under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.943.

Subd. 16.

Native Prairie Conservation and Protection

4,000,000

To acquire native prairie bank easements under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, to develop and restore certain tracts of prairie bank lands for which the easement is permanent, and to acquire native prairie for scientific and natural areas, and for the native prairie protection and improvements of a capital nature in scientific and natural areas in the prairie region under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5.

Prairie restorations funded in whole or in part with this appropriation must use native prairie species of a local ecotype as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 6.

Subd. 17.

Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition And Development

1,000,000

To acquire land for scientific and natural areas and for protection and improvements of a capital nature to scientific and natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5. Not less than five percent of this appropriation is for restoration.

This appropriation includes money for only the following projects:

(a) Avon Hills Forest SNA additions in Stearns County

(b) Big Woods of Cottonwood River in Lyon County

(c) Clinton Falls Dwarf Trout Lily site in Steele County

(d) Cooks Lake Forest in Otter Tail and Becker Counties

(e) Des Moines R forest-prairie complex in Jackson County

(f) Franconia Bluffs in Chisago County

(g) Hovland Woods SNA addition in Cook County

(h) Lester Lake Forest in Hubbard County

(i) Morton Outcrops in Renville County

(j) Nopeming Unconformity in Saint Louis County

(k) Pine Bend Bluffs SNA addition in Dakota County

(l) Wycoff Balsam Fir SNA addition in Fillmore County

Subd. 18.

Forest Land and Forest Legacy Conservation Easements

3,000,000

To acquire conservation easements as described under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84C, on private forest lands and within Forest Legacy Areas established under United States Code, title 16, section 2103c. The conservation easements must guarantee public access, including hunting and fishing.

Subd. 19.

State Forest Land Reforestation

3,000,000

To increase reforestation activities to meet the reforestation requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 89.002, subdivision 2, including planting, seeding, site preparation, and purchasing native seeds and native seedlings.

Subd. 20.

Forest Roads and Bridges

1,000,000

For reconstruction, resurfacing, replacement, and construction of state forest roads and bridges under Minnesota Statutes, section 89.002.

Subd. 21.

Diseased Shade Tree Removal and Replacement

500,000

For grants to cities, counties, townships, and park and recreation boards in cities of the first class for the identification, removal, disposal, and replacement of dead or dying shade trees located on public property that are lost to forest pests or disease. For purposes of this appropriation, "shade tree" means a woody perennial grown primarily for aesthetic or environmental purposes with minimal to residual timber value. The commissioner shall consult with municipalities, park, and recreation boards in cities of the first class, nonprofit organizations, and other interested parties in developing eligibility criteria.

Subd. 22.

State Park and Recreation Area Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Development

19,041,000

(a) For projects within state parks established under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.012, and state recreation areas established under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.013, contained in the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation's ten-year project list for "New and Deferred Maintenance Bondable Projects" dated March 20, 2008. This appropriation includes money for new projects at Bear Head Lake, Beaver Creek Valley, Blue Mounds, Buffalo River, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Flandrau, Fort Ridgely, Frontenac, Glendalough, Itasca, Lake Bemidji, Lake Carlos, Maplewood, Sibley, Soudan Mine, Split Rock Lighthouse, Temperance River, Tettegouche, and William O'Brien State Parks. The commissioner shall determine project priorities as appropriate, based on need.

(b) For infrastructure rehabilitation and the renovation and development of facilities within state parks established under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.012, contained in the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation's ten-year project list for "New and Deferred Maintenance Bondable Projects" dated March 20, 2008. This appropriation includes money for Interstate, Itasca, Jay Cooke, Lake Louise, Lake Shetek, Maplewood, Split Rock Lighthouse, St. Croix, and Tettegouche. The commissioner shall determine project priorities as appropriate, based on need.

$2,400,000 is to acquire from willing sellers land within the boundaries of Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area, established under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.013, subdivision 11b.

$200,000 is to develop campgrounds at Red River State Recreation Area.

Subd. 23.

Big Bog State Recreation Area

1,600,000

For improvements at the Big Bog State Recreation Area, including betterments to the contact station and forest restoration.

Subd. 24.

Fort Snelling Upper Bluff Emergency Building Stabilization

500,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to conduct emergency building stabilization at Fort Snelling Upper Bluff. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance has determined that Hennepin County has entered into appropriate agreements to use Sentence to Serve labor for the project that will train the Sentence to Serve laborers in the skills needed for the work.

Subd. 25.

State Park Prairie Reconstruction and Forest Restoration Projects

545,000

$290,000 is for prairie and savanna reconstruction projects at the following state parks: Big Stone, Blue Mounds, Camden, Crow Wing, Frontenac, Glacial Lakes, Maplewood, Split Rock Creek, Upper Sioux, and William O'Brien.

$255,000 is for forest restoration projects at the following state parks: Itasca, Lake Bemidji, Nerstrand, and St. Croix.

Prairie restorations, funded in whole or in part with funds from this appropriation, must include planting native prairie species of a local ecotype as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 6.

Subd. 26.

Regional and Local Park Grants

1,621,000

An appropriation in this subdivision is not available unless a covenant is placed, or has been placed, on the land to keep the land as a public park in perpetuity.

$492,000 is for a grant to the Central Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coordination Board to acquire 23 acres of land adjacent to Warner Lake Park in Stearns County.

$500,000 is for a grant to Chisago City to acquire land for the creation of Ojiketa Regional Park in Chisago County.

$129,000 is for a grant to the city of Ortonville to construct improvements of a capital nature at the Minnesota River Regional Park in the city of Ortonville.

$500,000 is for a grant to the city of Sartell to acquire 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.

Subd. 27.

State Trail Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Development

15,320,000

To acquire land for and to construct and renovate state trails under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015.

$970,000 is for the Chester Woods Trail from Rochester to Dover.

$700,000 is for the Casey Jones Trail.

$750,000 is for the Gateway Trail, to replace an at-grade crossing of the Gateway Trail at Highway 120 with a grade-separated crossing.

$1,600,000 is for the Gitchi-Gami Trail between Silver Bay and Tettegouche State Park.

$1,500,000 is for the Great River Ridge Trail from Plainview to Elgin to Eyota.

$1,500,000 is for the Heartland Trail.

$500,000 is for the Mill Towns Trail from Lake Byllesby Park to Cannon Falls.

$150,000 is for the Mill Towns Trail within the city of Faribault.

$1,500,000 is for the Minnesota River Trail from Appleton to Milan.

$2,000,000 is for the Paul Bunyan Trail from Walker to Guthrie.

$250,000 is for the Root River Trail from Preston to Forestville State Park.

$100,000 is for the Root River Trail, the eastern extension.

$250,000 is for the Root River Trail, the eastern extension Wagon Wheel.

$550,000 is to connect the Stagecoach Trail with the Douglas Trail in Olmsted County.

$3,000,000 is to rehabilitate state trails.

For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed, the commissioner may allocate that project's money to another state trail project in this subdivision. The chairs of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources and legislators from the affected legislative districts must be notified of any changes.

Subd. 28.

Regional Trails

156,000

For matching grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4b.

For a grant to the city of Cambridge to design and construct the Cambridge-Isanti Bike/Walk Trail connecting the city of Cambridge, the city of Isanti, and Isanti Township in Isanti County. The trail will be designed to provide safe biking and walking connections between the cities and township, and is envisioned to become part of the state's larger trail systems. Along with health and recreational benefits, the trail will help protect and provide an opportunity for environmental education and enjoyment of the wetlands in the area.

It is anticipated that the total capital cost of the project will be $1,080,000, with the federal and local governments contributing $924,000. Through a joint powers agreement, Cambridge, Isanti, and Isanti Township will share in the maintenance and upkeep of the Cambridge-Isanti Bike/Walk Trail.

Subd. 29.

Trail Connections

697,000

For matching grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4c.

$225,000 is for a grant to Clara City to design and construct a walking path in Clara City.

$100,000 is for a grant to the city of Mora for construction of pedestrian and bicycle trails, bridge restoration and renovation, and other improvements of a capital nature for the Spring Lake Trail, located in the city of Mora.

$372,000 is for a grant to the city of Rockville to design and construct the Rocori Trail from Richmond through Cold Spring to Rockville, connecting with the Glacial Lakes Trail, the Beaver Island Trail, and the Lake Wobegon Trail.

For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed, the commissioner may allocate that project's money to another trail connection project in this subdivision. The chairs of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources and legislators from the affected legislative districts must be notified of any changes.

Subd. 30.

Drill Core Library and Field Office Renovation

500,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip an addition to the minerals drill core library facility in Hibbing.

Subd. 31.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

500,000

This appropriation is from the general fund for a grant to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota to retire loans incurred by the center for construction of its facility in the city of Roseville, and to complete educational technology infrastructure at the center. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 32.

Bell Museum Landscaping

500,000

To design and construct an environmental landscape at the new Bell Museum of Natural History. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 33.

Unspent Appropriations.

The unspent portion of an appropriation, but not to exceed ten percent of the appropriation, for a project in this section that is complete, other than an appropriation for flood hazard mitigation, 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 for asset preservation.

Sec. 8.

POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 30,000,000

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

Subd. 2.

Albert Lea Landfill

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Albert Lea to construct remedial systems at the Albert Lea landfill. This includes relocating and incorporating waste from the former Albert Lea dump owned by the city of Albert Lea under Minnesota Statutes, section 115B.403, which action may be taken by the Pollution Control Agency notwithstanding the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 115B.403, paragraphs (a) and (b).

The appropriation in this subdivision is added to the amounts for the city of Albert Lea landfill funding in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 8, subdivision 2.

Subd. 3.

Closed Landfill Cleanup Revenue Bonds

25,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the remediation fund under new Minnesota Statutes, section 116.156.

This appropriation is for action at qualified closed landfill facilities in Albert Lea, Mille Lacs County, Washington County, the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, and other locations as determined by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency.

If the dig and fill option is chosen for remediation of the Washington County landfill, the landfill must have a triple liner.

By January 15, 2009, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency shall report to the house and senate Finance Committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment on whether the remediation fund needs additional revenue in order to provide timely cleanup of closed landfills in the state without depleting the remediation fund. If the fund needs additional revenue, the commissioner shall include in the report recommendations for revenue sources and amounts that will meet that need.

Subd. 4.

Beneficial Reuse of Wastewater Grant Program

2,500,000

For grants under new Minnesota Statutes, section 116.195, to political subdivisions for up to 50 percent of the costs to predesign, design, and implement capital projects that demonstrate the beneficial use of wastewater. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Sec. 9.

BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 30,475,000

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

To the extent possible, prairie restorations, funded in whole or in part with funds from this appropriation, must be made using best management practices for native prairie restoration as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 2.

Funds previously appropriated and waivers previously authorized to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for DR-1717 flood relief and recovery in Minnesota Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, are available and applicable until June 30, 2010.

Subd. 2.

RIM Conservation Reserve

25,000,000

To acquire conservation easements from landowners to preserve, restore, create, and enhance wetlands, restore and enhance rivers and streams, riparian lands, and associated uplands in order to protect soil and water quality, support fish and wildlife habitat, reduce flood damages, and other public benefits. The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, apply to this appropriation, except that the board may establish alternative payment rates for easements and practices to establish restored native prairies, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 7, and to protect uplands. Of this appropriation, up to ten percent may be used to implement the program.

The board shall give priority to the area designated for relief and recovery from the flooding that occurred on or after August 18, 2007, in the area of Southeast Minnesota designated under Presidential Declaration of Major Disaster, DR-1717.

At least $2,000,000 of this amount is available for use by the Cedar River and Turtle Creek Watershed Districts in Freeborn, Mower, and Steele Counties to restore wetlands and reduce flooding in the Austin area.

Up to $8,000,000 of this amount is available for use in Becker, Clay, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, and Wilkin Counties to restore wetlands and reduce flooding in the Red River Valley area.

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, including overseeding and harvesting, of native prairie vegetation for use for energy production in a manner that does not devalue the natural habitat, water quality benefits, or carbon sequestration functions of the area enrolled in the easement. This shall occur after seed production and minimize impacts on wildlife. Of this appropriation, up to five percent may be used for restoration, including overseeding.

The board must submit to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over environment finance and capital investment an interim report on this program by October 1, 2008, and a final report by February 1, 2009.

Subd. 3.

Wetland Replacement Due to Public Road Projects

4,200,000

To acquire land for wetland restoration or preservation to replace wetlands drained or filled as a result of the repair or reconstruction, replacement, or rehabilitation of existing public roads as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraphs (l) and (m).

The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, apply to this appropriation, except that the board may establish alternative payment rates for easements and practices to establish restored native prairies, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 7, and to protect uplands.

$720,000 is to implement the program. The purchase price paid for acquisition of land, fee, or perpetual easement must be the fair market value as determined by the board. The board may enter into agreements with the federal government, other state agencies, political subdivisions, and nonprofit organizations or fee owners to acquire land and restore and create wetlands and to acquire existing wetland banking credits. Acquisition of or the conveyance of land may be in the name of the political subdivision.

Subd. 4.

Clean Water Legacy

1,275,000

$1,275,000 is for improving water quality. The board may expend this amount for the following purposes:

(1) $800,000 for a grant to Kandiyohi County to acquire conservation easements, design and construct water control structures and pumping infrastructure, and plant native prairie species of a local ecotype as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 6, in order to restore the Grass Lake prairie wetland basins adjacent to the city of Willmar in Kandiyohi County. This amount must be matched one-to-one by funding from other sources;

(2) $475,000 for a grant to the city of Gaylord to improve water quality in the Lake Titlow watershed. The funds may be used to predesign and design holding ponds upstream from Lake Titlow. The design must include the best location for the ponds, an estimate of the cost of land acquisition or easements, construction costs of the holding ponds, and the estimated expense of maintaining the structures and who will be responsible for the expense. The funds may also be used to construct and reconstruct storm water sewer drains and related facilities to divert water that currently drains into Lake Titlow into holding ponds south of the city. The cost of reconstructing city streets as part of this diversion, and as outlined in the city of Gaylord's street improvement plan, is the responsibility of the city. This diversion will keep phosphorus and other chemicals from entering the lake, and will improve the water quality of Lake Titlow. The city must also coordinate with state and county conservation officials to ensure correct conservation practices and improvements in the watershed. The information gained from this project must be made available for public use.

Sec. 10.

AGRICULTURE

$ 20,000

To the commissioner of administration to replace the roof of the potato inspection unit building located at 312 Fourth Avenue Northeast in East Grand Forks.

Sec. 11.

MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN

$ 2,500,000

To the Minnesota Zoological Garden for capital asset preservation improvements and betterments, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

$1,526,000 is to design and construct improvements to its water management system. The project must be designed to address inflow and infiltration problems associated with the Minnesota Zoo's water discharge flow to the city of Eagan.

Sec. 12.

ADMINISTRATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 15,725,000

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

Subd. 2.

Property Acquisition

2,325,000

To acquire property at 639 Jackson Street in St. Paul adjacent to the Harold E. Stassen Building, to demolish existing structures on the property, and to develop temporary parking on the site and adjacent areas.

Subd. 3.

State Capitol Building Restoration

13,400,000

For renovation of the State Capitol Building including, but not limited to: site work to stabilize the plaza; replacement and stabilization of the building's exterior envelope; replacement of air handling units at risk of failure; and projects to improve interior emergency lighting, dome lighting, and catwalks.

Sec. 13.

AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 7,725,000

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

Subd. 2.

National Sports Center - Blaine

1,400,000

For asset preservation at the National Sports Center in Blaine, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 3.

National Volleyball Center - Rochester

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of Rochester to design, construct, furnish, and equip the Phase 2 expansion of the National Volleyball Center in Rochester, designated by the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission as a regional amateur sports center, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 4.

Metro North Regional Sports Center - Arden Hills

125,000

To predesign the renovation of Building 189 located within the Rice Creek Corridor in Ramsey County, formerly the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, to serve as a regional, multiuse recreational amateur sports facility, to be known as the Metro North Regional Sports Facility. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 5.

Northwestern Minnesota Regional Sports Center - Moorhead

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of Moorhead to design, construct, furnish, and equip the Northwestern Minnesota Regional Sports Center.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed to the project from nonstate sources. The match may include in-kind contributions, and may include contributions made since January 1, 2007. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 6.

St. Paul Regional Amateur Sports Facility

100,000

To predesign the St. Paul Regional Amateur Sports Facility. The St. Paul facility may include, but is not limited to, facilities for the sports of soccer, lacrosse, football, and baseball. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 7.

Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Center - Marshall

100,000

For a grant to the city of Marshall to predesign the Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Center at Marshall. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Sec. 14.

MILITARY AFFAIRS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 6,000,000

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

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

3,500,000

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

This appropriation may be used to replace the roof at the Bemidji National Guard Training and Community Center and to replace the roof at the St. Cloud National Guard Training and Community Center.

Subd. 3.

Facility Life Safety Improvements

1,000,000

For life safety improvements and to correct code deficiencies at military affairs facilities statewide, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 4.

Facility ADA Compliance

1,500,000

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alterations to existing National Guard Training and Community Centers in locations throughout the state, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 5.

Unspent Appropriations.

The unspent portion of an appropriation for a project under this section that has been completed may be used for any other purpose permitted under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 15.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 13,135,000

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

Subd. 2.

Anoka County Forensic Crime Laboratory

3,000,000

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, this appropriation is for a grant to Anoka County to design, construct, furnish, and equip a regional forensic crime laboratory for the use of Anoka, Sherburne, and Wright Counties, to be located in Anoka County.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least $7,500,000 has been committed or will be committed from nonstate sources to the forensic crime laboratory or a public safety facility that will contain the forensic crime laboratory, or both.

Subd. 3.

Camp Ripley Training and Exercising Center

5,000,000

To the commissioner of administration to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip Phase 1 of a tier-3 homeland security and emergency management training and exercise center at Camp Ripley, which includes a classroom facility and several facilities for field response training. Any unspent portion of this appropriation may be used to begin predesign for Phase 2 of this project.

Nonmilitary public safety personnel from Minnesota must be given access to the facility.

Subd. 4.

Gonvick Public Safety Training Center

55,000

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for a grant to the city of Gonvick to predesign a regional emergency training administration center in Gonvick.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 5.

Marshall - Minnesota Emergency Response and Industry Training Center

300,000

For a grant to the city of Marshall to predesign Phase 2 of the Minnesota Emergency Response and Industry Training (MERIT) Center, including a wind energy training area, an ethanol fuels training area, and other training facilities.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources. The match may include in-kind contributions.

Subd. 6.

Nassau Public Safety Facility

125,000

From the general fund for a grant to the city of Nassau to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a new public safety facility for fire and other equipment. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 7.

Scott County Public Safety Training Center

1,000,000

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for a grant to Scott County to design, construct, furnish, and equip a regional public safety training center in Scott County.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

Subd. 8.

Southeastern Minnesota Regional Public Safety Training Center

3,655,000

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for a grant to Olmsted County to design, construct, furnish, and equip the Southeastern Minnesota Regional Public Safety Training Center in Olmsted County. The facility must include, but is not limited to, a live burn training simulator, a driving range, and a weapons training facility.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

Subd. 9.

Crime Labs Strategic Plan

The commissioner of public safety must develop a long-term strategic plan for maintenance and staffing of existing state and regional crime labs and creation, maintenance, and staffing of new regional and local crime labs. The strategic plan must include, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) an assessment and explanation of the state's crime lab needs, including the need for additional regional or local crime labs;

(2) specific recommendations for additional regional or local crime labs, including recommendations for locations for new labs, and a ranking of the specific regions, counties, or cities that need a crime lab in order of urgency;

(3) a long-range plan for the training of state crime lab employees, including the possibility of sharing employee training costs with users of the state lab or entities that operate regional or local labs;

(4) a long-range funding plan for the state crime lab and state owned regional labs;

(5) an assessment of the state crime lab's response times and specific recommendations for improving the lab's response time; and

(6) specific, clearly stated steps for implementing the strategic plan.

The commissioner must submit the strategic plan, as a recommendation, to the house of representatives and senate committees with responsibility for public safety finance by February 1, 2009.

Sec. 16.

TRANSPORTATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 65,700,000

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

Subd. 2.

Local Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation

2,000,000

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

For a grant to Ramsey County for the preliminary planning, design, and engineering of the Rice Street bridge where it crosses marked Trunk Highway 36 in Ramsey County to provide a better connection for the campuses of St. Jude Medical on both sides of the highway.

Subd. 3.

Urban Partnership Agreement

(a) Technology, Telecommuting, and Outreach 4,300,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 3,500,000
Trunk Highway 800,000

For expenses related to technology improvements, telecommuting, and outreach efforts for the Urban Partnership Agreement.

This appropriation is not available until the United States Department of Transportation authorizes funding under the Urban Partnership Agreement.

This appropriation is onetime and is available until June 30, 2011.

(b) Federal Grant Appropriation 47,400,000

From the trunk highway fund for the purposes specified in the federal grant implementing the Urban Partnership Agreement. This appropriation is in addition to the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 143, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3; and Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 2, section 3, subdivision 4. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2011.

Subd. 4.

Greater Minnesota Transit

1,000,000

For capital assistance for greater Minnesota transit systems to be used for transit capital facilities under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 3c. Money from this appropriation may be used to pay up to 80 percent of the nonfederal share of these facilities.

Subd. 5.

Minnesota Valley Railroad Track Rehabilitation

3,000,000

For a grant to the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority to rehabilitate a portion of railroad track from Norwood-Young America to 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.

Subd. 6.

Northshore Express

1,500,000

For a grant to the St. Louis and Lake County Regional Rail Authority for railroad acquisition and track restoration, environmental impact studies, advanced corridor planning, preliminary design and preliminary engineering, station design, analysis of railroad capacity, and easement costs for intercity and passenger rail service between the city of Duluth and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 16, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), as added by this act. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 7.

St. Paul to Chicago High-Speed Rail Line

4,000,000

For the state's share of environmental analysis of a high-speed rail line connecting Chicago, LaCrescent, Winona, Red Wing, and the Union Depot Concourse Multimodal Transit Hub, located in downtown St. Paul in the area south of Kellogg Boulevard and east of Jackson Street.

No part of this appropriation may be spent to acquire or better capital improvements that are located outside the state of Minnesota, that may be used from time to time outside the state of Minnesota, or that are part of a rail corridor that is not designated by the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact.

The commissioner shall work with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to coordinate application for federal capital assistance for the high-speed rail project.

The commissioner shall develop a comprehensive rail plan, as part of the state transportation plan, including the high-speed rail project. The commissioner shall provide to the chairs of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance a copy of the draft state transportation plan for review and comment before the plan is adopted. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 8.

Southeast Express

500,000

For predesign, preliminary engineering, and alternatives analysis for a transit corridor between Rochester and St. Paul. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 9.

Port Development Assistance

2,000,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 457A. Any improvements made with the proceeds of these grants must be publicly owned. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Sec. 17.

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 139,200,000

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

Subd. 2.

Urban Partnership Agreement

16,672,000

(a) $8,360,000 is to acquire land, design, and construct new or expanded park-and-rides or transit stations in the Interstate 35W and Trunk Highway 77/Cedar Avenue corridors.

(b) $8,312,000 is for bus lane construction and related street and sidewalk improvements and bus shelters in downtown Minneapolis. Up to $6,433,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to the city of Minneapolis for bus lane construction and related street and sidewalk improvements in downtown Minneapolis.

(c) The appropriations in this subdivision are not available until the United States Department of Transportation authorizes funding under the Urban Partnership Agreement.

Subd. 3.

Bottineau Boulevard Transit Way

500,000

For a grant to the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority for preliminary engineering for the Bottineau Transit Way corridor from the Hiawatha light rail and Northstar transit hub in downtown Minneapolis to the vicinity of the Target development in northern Brooklyn Park or the Arbor Lakes retail area in Maple Grove. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 4.

Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit

4,000,000

To acquire land, or an interest in land, and to design the Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit in Dakota County. This appropriation may not be spent for capital improvements within a trunk highway right-of-way. This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 3.

Subd. 5.

Central Corridor Transit Way

70,000,000

(a) For one or more of the following activities for the Central Corridor light rail transit line that will connect downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul: preliminary engineering, final design, property acquisition, including improvements and betterments of a capital nature, relocation of utilities owned by public entities, and construction. No more than $20,000,000 of the appropriation may be used for preliminary engineering.

(b) Hennepin and Ramsey Counties need not spend their matching money for this project at a rate faster than dollar for dollar with the money from this appropriation.

(c) District heating and district cooling nonprofit corporations organized under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 317A, that are exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code that are public right-of-way users under Minnesota Rules, chapter 7819, are eligible to receive grants and federal money for costs of relocating facilities from public rights-of-way to prevent interference with public light rail projects, unless eligibility would impact the project's Federal Transit Authority required cost effectiveness index. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 6.

I-94 Corridor Transit Way

750,000

For a grant to Washington County to work with the Metropolitan Council for predesign and preliminary engineering of transportation and transit improvements, including busways or rail transit, in the marked Interstate Highway 94 Corridor, from the Minnesota-Wisconsin border extending westward through Washington County to downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 7.

I-494 Corridor Transit Way

500,000

For predesign and preliminary engineering of light rail transit in the I-494 corridor, on or near marked Interstate Highway 494, from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to a transit station on the proposed Southwest Corridor Transit Way. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 8.

Red Rock Corridor Transit Way

500,000

To design, construct, and furnish park-and-ride lots for the Red Rock Corridor Transit Way between Hastings and Minneapolis via St. Paul, and any extension between Hastings and Red Wing. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 9.

Robert Street Corridor Transit Way

500,000

For environmental studies and engineering of bus rapid transit or light rail transit for the Robert Street Corridor Transit Way along a corridor on or parallel to U.S. Highway 52 and Robert Street from within the city of St. Paul to Dakota County Road 42 in Rosemount. This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 6. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 10.

Rush Line Corridor Transit Way

500,000

For a grant to the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority to acquire land for, design, and construct park-and-ride or park-and-pool lots located along the Rush Line Corridor along I-35E/I-35W and Highway 61 from the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to Hinckley. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 11.

Southwest Corridor Transit Way

500,000

For a grant to the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and for preliminary engineering for the Southwest Corridor Transit Way, from the Hiawatha light rail transit line in downtown Minneapolis to the vicinity of the Southwest Station transit hub in Eden Prairie. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 12.

Unspent Transit Way Appropriations

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.69, subdivision 2, upon the award of final contracts for the completion of a transit way project listed in subdivisions 3 to 11, the Metropolitan Council may transfer the unencumbered balance in the project account to any other transit way project in those subdivisions, or to design and construct public infrastructure for the Fridley station of the Northstar commuter rail. The Metropolitan Council shall obtain approval from the commissioner of finance and the chair of the senate Finance Committee and the chair of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee before the transfer is made.

Subd. 13.

Union Depot

2,000,000

For a grant to the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority to acquire land and structures, to renovate structures, and for design, engineering, and environmental work to revitalize Union Depot for use as a multimodal transit center in St. Paul. This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 7. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 14.

Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital Improvements

(a) Metropolitan Council Priorities 10,500,000

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. Priority must be given to park rehabilitation and land acquisition projects. This appropriation must not be used to purchase easements.

(b) Old Cedar Avenue Bridge 2,000,000

For a grant to the city of Bloomington for removal and replacement of the old Cedar Avenue bridge for bicycle commuters and recreational users. This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 8. * (The preceding text beginning "(b) Old Cedar Avenue Bridge" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(c) Como Zoo 11,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip Phase 2 renovation of the polar bear and gorilla exhibits at the Como Zoo. * (The preceding text beginning "(c) Como Zoo" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(d) Coon Rapids 85th Avenue Bicycle Trail 500,000

For a grant to the city of Coon Rapids to predesign, design, and construct a bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting the city of Fridley bicycle and pedestrian trail along 85th Avenue to the Mississippi Regional Trail Corridor in the city of Coon Rapids. * (The preceding text beginning "(d) Coon Rapids 85th Avenue Bicycle Trail" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(e) Dakota County North Urban Regional Trail 1,400,000

For a grant to the city of South St. Paul to design and construct a span arch bridge under 19th Avenue in South St. Paul for connection with the Dakota County North Urban Regional Trail.

(f) Grand Rounds Bridge 600,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to acquire land for and to predesign, design, and construct a bridge for the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway on St. Anthony Parkway over the Northtown Rail Yard. * (The preceding text beginning "(f) Grand Rounds Bridge" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(g) Grand Rounds National Scenic Byways 2,000,000

For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. $1,000,000 is to purchase, install, and replace lighting fixtures along the routes of the Grand Rounds. Any outdoor lighting fixtures installed, replaced, maintained, or operated with this appropriation must be a full cutoff luminaire, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.328, subdivision 1, if the rated output of the outdoor lighting fixture is greater than 1,800 lumens, and be the minimum illuminance adequate for the intended purpose with consideration given to nationally recognized standards. Full consideration must be given to energy conservation and savings, reduction of glare, minimization of light pollution, and preservation of the natural night environment.

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

$1,000,000 is to design a roadway to complete the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway in the city of Minneapolis between Stinson Boulevard in northeast Minneapolis and southeast Minneapolis at East River Road, and to repair and reconstruct portions of the existing 55-mile Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. * (The preceding text beginning "(g) Grand Rounds National Scenic Byways" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(h) Heritage Village Park 100,000

For a grant to the city of Inver Grove Heights to predesign the Heritage Village Park along the Mississippi River in the city.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources. * (The preceding text beginning "(h) Heritage Village Park" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(i) Inver Grove Heights - Swing Bridge 100,000

For a grant to the city of Inver Grove Heights to renovate Mississippi River Bridge 5600, the Swing Bridge, between Inver Grove Heights and St. Paul Park. * (The preceding text beginning "(i) Inver Grove Heights - Swing Bridge" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(j) Lower Afton Road Trail 450,000

For a grant to Ramsey County to design and construct a paved bicycle and pedestrian trail on the north side of Lower Afton Road between McKnight Road and Point Douglas Road. * (The preceding text beginning "(j) Lower Afton Road Trail" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(k) Minnehaha Creek 2,900,000

For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to be used in conjunction with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District's plan to renovate Works Projects Administration projects in the glen area of Minnehaha Creek, to restore and stabilize the shoreline and cavernous banks of Minnehaha Creek as it flows past Minnehaha Falls, to restore fish and other natural habitat, and to provide storm water retention and creek bank management at or below the Minnesota Veterans Home.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance determines that at least $1,600,000 has been committed to the project from nonstate sources.

(l) National Great River Park 2,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to acquire blighted properties, clean up, remediate, and improve properties, predesign and design facilities, and develop a master plan for the National Great River Park along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. * (The preceding text beginning "(l) National Great River Park" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(m) Upper Landing Shoreline Protection 3,800,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to acquire land for and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip river park development and redevelopment infrastructure in National Great River Park along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

The appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 8. * (The preceding text beginning "(m) Upper Landing Shoreline Protection" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(n) Rice Creek North Regional Trail 2,183,000

For a grant to Anoka County as the local share to match federal money, to design and develop the Rice Creek North Regional Trail, extending from Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve in Lino Lakes to the Ramsey County trail system in Shoreview. * (The preceding text beginning "(n) Rice Creek North Regional Trail" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(o) Springbrook Nature Center 2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Fridley to predesign, design, construct, and equip the redevelopment and expansion of the Springbrook Nature Center. No nonstate match is required. * (The preceding text beginning "(o) Springbrook Nature Center" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(p) Tamarack Nature Center 745,000

For a grant to Ramsey County to design and construct a nature play area, woodland play stream, children's garden, and outdoor multiuse pavilion with restrooms, as well as associated parking lot expansion and access improvements for the Tamarack Nature Center located within the Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park.

Sec. 18.

HUMAN SERVICES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 9,505,000

To the commissioner of administration, or another named agency, for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

3,000,000

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.

Systemwide Campus Redevelopment, Reuse, or Demolition

3,400,000

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.

Up to $400,000 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. If the 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.

Subd. 4.

Early Childhood Learning and Child Protection Facilities

2,000,000

To the commissioner of human services for grants to construct and rehabilitate facilities for programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.45. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 5.

West Central Multicounty Secured Treatment Facility

150,000

To the commissioner of human services for a grant to Pope County to predesign a multicounty regional secured treatment facility in west central Minnesota. The commissioner shall prepare a report to the legislature assessing the need for and the viability of the facility and the benefits derived from a coordinated multicounty, regional approach to local chemical dependency needs in west central Minnesota. The report is due to the legislature by February 1, 2009.

Subd. 6.

Hennepin County Medical Center

820,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to predesign and design an outpatient clinic and health education facility at Hennepin County Medical Center that includes teaching clinics and an education center.

Subd. 7.

Remembering with Dignity

135,000

For grave markers or memorial monuments for unmarked graves of deceased residents of state hospitals or regional treatment centers.

Sec. 19.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 11,282,000

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

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

4,000,000

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

Subd. 3.

Fergus Falls Veterans Home

2,700,000

To construct, furnish, and equip a 21-bed special care unit to treat individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Subd. 4.

Minneapolis Veterans Home Campus

Building 17 HVAC Replacement 3,955,000

To replace the sections of the campus-wide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that serve Building 17.

Subd. 5.

Silver Bay Campus Master Plan Renovation

227,000

For the state share of the cost to design, construct, furnish, and equip an addition to and renovation of the nursing care facility. This appropriation is added to the appropriation to the Veterans Homes Board in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 19, subdivision 7, for this project.

Subd. 6.

Veterans Memorial, Eden Prairie

100,000

For a grant to the city of Eden Prairie to design and construct improvements of a capital nature for a veterans memorial in Purgatory Creek Recreation Area in the city of Eden Prairie.

Subd. 7.

All Wars Memorial, Minneapolis

100,000

For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to construct an All Wars Memorial at Sheridan Memorial Park on the Mississippi River.

Subd. 8.

All Veterans Memorial, Richfield

100,000

For a grant to the city of Richfield to design and construct the All Veterans Memorial, to be built in the city-owned Veterans Memorial Park. The All Veterans Memorial will acknowledge the six branches of military service at the first American flag raising of the battle of Iwo Jima, and will feature a bronze bust of Charles "Chuck" W. Lindberg, who helped raise the first flag on February 23, 1945, and was the last flag raiser of both Iwo Jima flag raisings to pass away. It is anticipated that the total cost of the project is $711,500, with the city and nonprofit organizations contributing $611,500.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

Subd. 9.

Veterans Memorial, Virginia

100,000

For a grant to the city of Virginia to acquire a bronze statue to complete an Iron Range Veterans Memorial in City Center Park. Any expenditures by the city for development and construction of the veterans memorial and City Center Park are considered the city's match for this project.

Sec. 20.

CORRECTIONS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 32,000,000

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

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

10,000,000

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

Subd. 3.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault

Expansion Phase 3 16,000,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip a building to serve as a secure intake, receiving, warehouse, and security watch center at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault, including, but not limited to, a secure vehicle sally port for processing offenders and a receiving and distribution area to process and search incoming supplies. This appropriation includes funding to demolish two existing buildings on the site of this new building and remodel existing buildings and infrastructure as required to accommodate the new facility operations.

Subd. 4.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing

Vocational Education Building 6,000,000

To construct, furnish, and equip a new vocational education building with a combined classroom and shop complex.

Sec. 21.

EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 143,125,000

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

Subd. 2.

Greater Minnesota Business Development Infrastructure Grant Program

7,500,000

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

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.431, $500,000 is for a grant to the city of Floodwood for acquisition of land and site preparation and to construct or install public infrastructure to support development of a business park. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance has determined that at least an equal amount is committed to the project from nonstate sources. * (The preceding text beginning "Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.431, $500,000" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

For the first 120 days after the effective date of this section, up to $1,750,000 of this appropriation is reserved for grants and loans to Minnesota school districts, municipalities, and counties to build infrastructure improvements that use Minnesota biomass energy products to conserve energy and reduce reliance on electricity, oil, and natural gas.

Subd. 3.

Bioscience Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program

9,000,000

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

$3,500,000 is for public infrastructure, including land acquisition, to support a private research park within a designated bioscience subzone that is adjacent to and complementary to research facilities of a college or university.

$1,000,000 is for a grant to the city of Worthington for public infrastructure to support an agricultural-based bioscience training and testing center for incubator firms developing new agricultural processes and products.

Subd. 4.

Redevelopment Account

8,500,000

For purposes of the redevelopment account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.

$1,890,000 is for a grant to Cass County to redevelop the Ah-Gwah-Ching site in Walker. If this project does not proceed prior to January 1, 2009, these funds shall be available for other grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.

The commissioner may require that grant money not committed by contract for approved project activities within 120 days after the grant agreement was signed be returned and credited to the redevelopment account.

$750,000 is for a grant to St. Louis County to design, construct, and install public infrastructure from the city of Chisholm to the regional competition and exhibit center. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources. * (The preceding text beginning "$750,000 is for a grant to St. Louis County" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 5.

Bemidji Regional Event Center

20,000,000

For a grant to the city of Bemidji to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a regional event center.

The appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 11.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance determines that at least $25,000,000 is has been committed to the project from nonstate sources.

Subd. 6.

Crookston

10,000,000

For a grant to the city of Crookston to design, construct, furnish, and equip an ice arena complex to replace an existing facility that is being relocated to accommodate a planned flood control project.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that the city of Crookston has committed at least $1,720,825 to the project.

Subd. 7.

Duluth - DECC Arena

38,000,000

For a grant to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority to design, construct, furnish, and equip capital improvements and renovations to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. The capital improvements and renovations must include an arena of at least 200,000 square feet with an ice sheet of at least 200 feet by 85 feet; trade show and concert space; seating capacity of at least 6,500 with suites, club seats, and concessions; updated locker and training facilities; and accessible and expanded media space.

Subd. 8.

Hibbing - Memorial Building

250,000

For a grant to the city of Hibbing to design, renovate, furnish, and equip the Memorial Building. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 9.

Itasca County - Steel Plant Infrastructure

28,000,000

For a grant to Itasca County for public infrastructure needed to support a steel plant in Itasca County and economic development projects in the surrounding area. Grant money may be used by Itasca County to acquire right-of-way and mitigate loss of wetlands and runoff of storm water, to predesign, design, construct, and equip roads and rail lines, and in cooperation with Nashwauk Municipal Utility, to predesign, design, construct, and equip natural gas pipelines, electric infrastructure, water supply systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems.

Subd. 10.

Mankato - Theater and Hockey Center

975,000

For a grant to the city of Mankato to predesign and design a performing arts theater and Southern Minnesota Women's Hockey Exposition Center attached to the Mankato Civic Center for use by Minnesota State University, Mankato.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed to the project from nonstate sources. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 11.

Minneapolis - Orchestra Hall

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to predesign the renovation of Orchestra Hall and Peavey Plaza at its current downtown Minneapolis location, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. * (The preceding subdivision was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 12.

Rochester - Mayo Civic Center Complex

3,500,000

For a grant to the city of Rochester to design the renovation and expansion of the Mayo Civic Center Complex.

Subd. 13.

Roseville - Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval

600,000

For a grant to the city of Roseville to predesign, design, construct, or install, furnish, and equip multiple improvements to the Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval including a geothermal heating and cooling system for the facility.

Subd. 14.

St. Cloud Civic Center Expansion

2,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Cloud to acquire land for and for pre-engineering, engineering, and design for an expansion of the St. Cloud Civic Center. The expansion includes approximately 66,000 square feet of new space and a 300-stall parking ramp. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance determines that at least $2,000,000 is committed to the project from nonstate sources.

Subd. 15.

St. Cloud State University - National Hockey Center

6,500,000

To the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of the National Hockey Center.

Subd. 16.

St. Paul

(a) Asian Pacific Cultural Center 5,000,000

For a grant to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the city of St. Paul, to construct, furnish, and equip an Asian Pacific Cultural Center, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources. * (The preceding text beginning "(a) Asian Pacific Cultural Center" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

(b) Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare 300,000

From the general fund for a grant to Ramsey County to predesign and design renovations for surgical suites and the pediatric intensive care unit at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, which until 1989 was a state institution housed in a state building that served the medical needs of children with disabilities.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

Sec. 22.

PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 49,800,000

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

Subd. 2.

State Match For Federal Grants

30,000,000

(a) To match federal 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.

(b) $6,000,000 of this appropriation shall provide matching funds for the drinking water revolving fund to match the 2009 and 2010 federal grants, with the balance to be made available to the clean water revolving fund.

(c) This appropriation must be used for qualified capital projects.

Subd. 3.

Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Program

15,300,000

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

To the greatest practical extent, the authority must use the appropriation for projects on the 2008 project priority list in priority order by qualified applicants that submit plans and specifications to the Pollution Control Agency or receive a funding commitment from USDA Rural Economic and Community Development by June 30, 2009, or for projects on the 2009 project priority list in priority order by qualified applicants that submit plans and specifications to the Pollution Control Agency or have received a funding commitment from USDA Rural Economic and Community Development by June 30, 2010.

Of this appropriation, $300,000 is to implement the wastewater infrastructure funding program.

(b) Up to $2,000,000 may be used for corrective action on wastewater treatment systems listed in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 3, paragraph (b). Grants under this paragraph are not subject to the 2008 or 2009 project priority list nor to the limitations on grant amounts set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072, subdivision 5a.

(c) Notwithstanding the limitations and conditions on loans under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072, subdivisions 5a, paragraph (b); 9; and 12, from any amounts appropriated for the wastewater infrastructure funding program, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority shall provide loans not to exceed $6,000,000 to the city of Litchfield to design and construct wastewater treatment facility improvements to meet more stringent effluent limits required by the Pollution Control Agency, and not to exceed $7,000,000 to the city of Willmar to design, construct, furnish, and equip a new wastewater treatment facility. Loans under this paragraph are in addition to any other grants and loans for which the cities of Litchfield and Willmar qualify for from the Public Facilities Authority.

Subd. 4.

Upper Sioux Community Water System

750,000

This appropriation is from the general fund for a grant to the Upper Sioux Community to improve the current water system to ensure continuity of service to the entire population of the community and to meet the demands of the planned community expansion over the next 20 years.

This appropriation is not available until the Public Facilities Authority has determined that at least $375,000 has been committed from nonstate sources.

Subd. 5.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Grants

2,000,000

For total maximum daily load grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073.

Subd. 6.

Small Community Wastewater Grants

1,500,000

For transfer to the small community wastewater treatment account for loans and grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.075.

Subd. 7.

Streamlined Infrastructure Financing

100,000

From the general fund for staff and consultant costs to develop a credit enhanced pooled bond program for municipal infrastructure projects.

Subd. 8.

Bayport Storm Sewer

150,000

For a grant to the city of Bayport for the Middle St. Croix River Watershed Management Organization to complete the sewer system extending from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources pond 82-310P (the prison pond) in Bayport through the Stillwater prison grounds to the St. Croix River. This appropriation is in addition to the appropriations in Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 21, subdivision 8, to the commissioner of corrections and in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 3, to the Public Facilities Authority, for the same project.

Sec. 23.

MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

$ 1,000,000

To the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for transfer to the housing development fund for the purposes specified in this section.

This appropriation is for loans or grants: (1) for publicly owned emergency shelter; (2) for publicly owned temporary or transitional housing under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 2; and (3) for publicly owned permanent rental housing under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a, for persons who have been without a permanent residence either for at least 12 months or on at least four occasions in the last three years, or who were at significant risk of lacking a permanent residence for at least 12 months or on at least four occasions in the last three years. Loans or grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a, must be for housing that provides or coordinates with linkages to services necessary for residents to maintain housing stability and maximize opportunities for education and employment.

Sec. 24.

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 9,594,000

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

Subd. 2.

Historic Sites Asset Preservation

4,000,000

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.

Historic Fort Snelling Museum and Visitor Center

3,000,000

For projects of a capital nature at historic Fort Snelling to preserve historic structures and to enhance visitor services.

Subd. 4.

County and Local Preservation Grants

2,000,000

To be allocated to county and local jurisdictions as matching money for historic preservation projects of a capital nature, as provided in new Minnesota Statutes, section 138.0525. This appropriation includes money for grants to the city of Hokah to renovate the Hokah City Hall building; and the Houston County Historical Society to renovate existing space and to predesign, design, and construct an addition to the Houston County Historical Society building located in the city of Caledonia.

$400,000 is for a grant to the city of Chatfield to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a community center that will, among other uses, house the Chatfield Brass Band Music Lending Library. * (The preceding text beginning "$400,000 is for a grant" was indicated as vetoed by the governor

$100,000 is for a grant to the city of Wells to renovate the historic Wells Train Depot. No match is required for this grant.

Subd. 5.

Oliver H. Kelley Farm Historic Site

300,000

For predesign and design for the renovation of the Oliver H. Kelley Farm Historic Site. Any unexpended funds may be used for the construction of visitor amenities including rest room and picnic facilities.

Subd. 6.

Heritage Trails

294,000

To complete development of the educational interpretive trail system at the Fort Ridgely historic site.

Sec. 25.

BOND SALE EXPENSES

$ 998,000

To the commissioner of finance for bond sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, subdivision 8.

Sec. 26.

BOND SALE SCHEDULE

The commissioner of finance shall schedule the sale of state general obligation bonds so that, during the biennium ending June 30, 2009, no more than $871,424,000 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 finance 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. 27.

BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.

Subdivision 1.

Bond proceeds fund.

To provide the money appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $1,006,610,000 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.

Maximum effort school loan fund.

To provide the money appropriated in this act from the maximum effort school loan fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $16,000,000 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. The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a bond proceeds account in the maximum effort school loan fund.

Subd. 3.

Transportation fund bond proceeds account.

To provide the money appropriated in this article from the state transportation fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $2,000,000 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. The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund.

Sec. 28.

CANCELLATIONS; BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION REDUCTIONS.

(a) $17,262,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 19, subdivision 2, to the Metropolitan Council for the Northwest busway, is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 30, is reduced by $17,262,000.

(b) $2,571,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 20, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), for the teaching and technology center, is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 20, article 1, section 16, is reduced by $2,571,000.

(c) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 20, article 1, section 16, is reduced by $1,500,000.

(d) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 28, subdivision 1, is reduced by $2,000,000.

(e) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 25, subdivision 1, is reduced by $3,767,000.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.32, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 1a.

Onsite energy generation from renewable sources.

A state agency that prepares a predesign for a new building must consider meeting at least two percent of the energy needs of the building from renewable sources located on the building site. For purposes of this subdivision, "renewable sources" are limited to wind and the sun. The predesign must include an explicit cost and price analysis of complying with the two-percent requirement compared with the present and future costs of energy supplied by a public utility from a location away from the building site and the present and future costs of controlling carbon emissions. If the analysis concludes that the building should not meet at least two-percent of its energy needs from renewable sources located on the building site, the analysis must provide explicit reasons why not. The building may not receive further state appropriations for design or construction unless at least two percent of its energy needs are designed to be met from renewable sources, unless the commissioner finds that the reasons given by the agency for not meeting the two-percent requirement were supported by evidence in the record.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.325, is amended to read:

16B.325 SUSTAINABLE BUILDING GUIDELINES.

Subdivision 1.

Development of sustainable building guidelines.

The Department of Administration and the Department of Commerce, with the assistance of other agencies, shall develop sustainable building design guidelines for all new state buildings by January 15, 2003, and for all major renovations of state buildings by February 1, 2009. The primary objectives of these guidelines are to ensure that all new state buildings, and major renovations of state buildings, initially exceed existing the state energy code, as established in Minnesota Rules, chapter 7676, by at least 30 percent.

Subd. 2.

Lowest possible cost; energy conservation.

The guidelines must focus on achieving the lowest possible lifetime cost for new buildings and major renovations, and allow for changes in the guidelines that encourage continual energy conservation improvements in new buildings and major renovations. The guidelines shall define "major renovations" for purposes of this section. The definition may not allow "major renovations" to encompass less than 10,000 square feet or to encompass less than the complete replacement of the mechanical, ventilation, or cooling system of the building or a section of the building. The design guidelines must establish sustainability guidelines that include air quality and lighting standards and that create and maintain a healthy environment and facilitate productivity improvements; specify ways to reduce material costs; and must consider the long-term operating costs of the building, including the use of renewable energy sources and distributed electric energy generation that uses a renewable source or natural gas or a fuel that is as clean or cleaner than natural gas.

Subd. 3.

Development of guidelines; applicability.

In developing the guidelines, the departments shall use an open process, including providing the opportunity for public comment. The guidelines established under this section are mandatory for all new buildings receiving funding from the bond proceeds fund after January 1, 2004, and for all major renovations receiving funding from the bond proceeds fund after January 1, 2009.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.335, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Other projects.

All other capital projects for which a specific appropriation is made must not proceed until the recipient undertaking the project has notified the chair of the senate Finance Committee, the chair of the house Capital Investment Committee, and the chair of the house Ways and Means Committee that the work is ready to begin. Notice is not required for capital projects needed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, for asset preservation projects to which section 16A.307 applies, or for projects funded by an agency's operating budget or by a capital asset preservation and replacement account under section 16A.632, or a higher education capital asset preservation and renewal replacement account under section 135A.046.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103D.335, subdivision 17, is amended to read:

Subd. 17.

Borrowing funds.

The managers may borrow funds from an agency of the federal government, a state agency, a county where the watershed district is located in whole or in part, or a financial institution authorized under chapter 47 to do business in this state. A county board may lend the amount requested by a watershed district. A watershed district may not have more than a total of $200,000 $600,000 in loans from counties and financial institutions under this subdivision outstanding at any time.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 103G.222, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

(a) Wetlands must not be drained or filled, wholly or partially, unless replaced by restoring or creating wetland areas of at least equal public value under a replacement plan approved as provided in section 103G.2242, a replacement plan under a local governmental unit's comprehensive wetland protection and management plan approved by the board under section 103G.2243, or, if a permit to mine is required under section 93.481, under a mining reclamation plan approved by the commissioner under the permit to mine. Mining reclamation plans shall apply the same principles and standards for replacing wetlands by restoration or creation of wetland areas that are applicable to mitigation plans approved as provided in section 103G.2242. Public value must be determined in accordance with section 103B.3355 or a comprehensive wetland protection and management plan established under section 103G.2243. Sections 103G.221 to 103G.2372 also apply to excavation in permanently and semipermanently flooded areas of types 3, 4, and 5 wetlands.

(b) Replacement must be guided by the following principles in descending order of priority:

(1) avoiding the direct or indirect impact of the activity that may destroy or diminish the wetland;

(2) minimizing the impact by limiting the degree or magnitude of the wetland activity and its implementation;

(3) rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the affected wetland environment;

(4) reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the activity;

(5) compensating for the impact by restoring a wetland; and

(6) compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute wetland resources or environments.

For a project involving the draining or filling of wetlands in an amount not exceeding 10,000 square feet more than the applicable amount in section 103G.2241, subdivision 9, paragraph (a), the local government unit may make an on-site sequencing determination without a written alternatives analysis from the applicant.

(c) If a wetland is located in a cultivated field, then replacement must be accomplished through restoration only without regard to the priority order in paragraph (b), provided that a deed restriction is placed on the altered wetland prohibiting nonagricultural use for at least ten years.

(d) If a wetland is drained under section 103G.2241, subdivision 2, paragraphs (b) and (e), the local government unit may require a deed restriction that prohibits nonagricultural use for at least ten years unless the drained wetland is replaced as provided under this section. The local government unit may require the deed restriction if it determines the wetland area drained is at risk of conversion to a nonagricultural use within ten years based on the zoning classification, proximity to a municipality or full service road, or other criteria as determined by the local government unit.

(e) Restoration and replacement of wetlands must be accomplished in accordance with the ecology of the landscape area affected and ponds that are created primarily to fulfill stormwater management, and water quality treatment requirements may not be used to satisfy replacement requirements under this chapter unless the design includes pretreatment of runoff and the pond is functioning as a wetland.

(f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), for a wetland or public waters wetland located on nonagricultural land, replacement must be in the ratio of two acres of replaced wetland for each acre of drained or filled wetland.

(g) For a wetland or public waters wetland located on agricultural land or in a greater than 80 percent area, replacement must be in the ratio of one acre of replaced wetland for each acre of drained or filled wetland.

(h) Wetlands that are restored or created as a result of an approved replacement plan are subject to the provisions of this section for any subsequent drainage or filling.

(i) Except in a greater than 80 percent area, only wetlands that have been restored from previously drained or filled wetlands, wetlands created by excavation in nonwetlands, wetlands created by dikes or dams along public or private drainage ditches, or wetlands created by dikes or dams associated with the restoration of previously drained or filled wetlands may be used in a statewide banking program established in rules adopted under section 103G.2242, subdivision 1. Modification or conversion of nondegraded naturally occurring wetlands from one type to another are not eligible for enrollment in a statewide wetlands bank.

(j) The Technical Evaluation Panel established under section 103G.2242, subdivision 2, shall ensure that sufficient time has occurred for the wetland to develop wetland characteristics of soils, vegetation, and hydrology before recommending that the wetland be deposited in the statewide wetland bank. If the Technical Evaluation Panel has reason to believe that the wetland characteristics may change substantially, the panel shall postpone its recommendation until the wetland has stabilized.

(k) This section and sections 103G.223 to 103G.2242, 103G.2364, and 103G.2365 apply to the state and its departments and agencies.

(l) For projects involving draining or filling of wetlands associated with a new public transportation project, and for projects expanded solely for additional traffic capacity, public transportation authorities may purchase credits from the board at the cost to the board to establish credits. Proceeds from the sale of credits provided under this paragraph are appropriated to the board for the purposes of this paragraph. For the purposes of this paragraph, "transportation project" does not include an airport project.

(m) A replacement plan for wetlands is not required for individual projects that result in the filling or draining of wetlands for the repair, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement of a currently serviceable existing state, city, county, or town public road necessary, as determined by the public transportation authority, to meet state or federal design or safety standards or requirements, excluding new roads or roads expanded solely for additional traffic capacity lanes. This paragraph only applies to authorities for public transportation projects that:

(1) minimize the amount of wetland filling or draining associated with the project and consider mitigating important site-specific wetland functions on-site;

(2) except as provided in clause (3), submit project-specific reports to the board, the Technical Evaluation Panel, the commissioner of natural resources, and members of the public requesting a copy at least 30 days prior to construction that indicate the location, amount, and type of wetlands to be filled or drained by the project or, alternatively, convene an annual meeting of the parties required to receive notice to review projects to be commenced during the upcoming year; and

(3) for minor and emergency maintenance work impacting less than 10,000 square feet, submit project-specific reports, within 30 days of commencing the activity, to the board that indicate the location, amount, and type of wetlands that have been filled or drained.

Those required to receive notice of public transportation projects may appeal minimization, delineation, and on-site mitigation decisions made by the public transportation authority to the board according to the provisions of section 103G.2242, subdivision 9. The Technical Evaluation Panel shall review minimization and delineation decisions made by the public transportation authority and provide recommendations regarding on-site mitigation if requested to do so by the local government unit, a contiguous landowner, or a member of the Technical Evaluation Panel.

Except for state public transportation projects, for which the state Department of Transportation is responsible, the board must replace the wetlands, and wetland areas of public waters if authorized by the commissioner or a delegated authority, drained or filled by public transportation projects on existing roads.

Public transportation authorities at their discretion may deviate from federal and state design standards on existing road projects when practical and reasonable to avoid wetland filling or draining, provided that public safety is not unreasonably compromised. The local road authority and its officers and employees are exempt from liability for any tort claim for injury to persons or property arising from travel on the highway and related to the deviation from the design standards for construction or reconstruction under this paragraph. This paragraph does not preclude an action for damages arising from negligence in construction or maintenance on a highway.

(n) If a landowner seeks approval of a replacement plan after the proposed project has already affected the wetland, the local government unit may require the landowner to replace the affected wetland at a ratio not to exceed twice the replacement ratio otherwise required.

(o) A local government unit may request the board to reclassify a county or watershed on the basis of its percentage of presettlement wetlands remaining. After receipt of satisfactory documentation from the local government, the board shall change the classification of a county or watershed. If requested by the local government unit, the board must assist in developing the documentation. Within 30 days of its action to approve a change of wetland classifications, the board shall publish a notice of the change in the Environmental Quality Board Monitor.

(p) One hundred citizens who reside within the jurisdiction of the local government unit may request the local government unit to reclassify a county or watershed on the basis of its percentage of presettlement wetlands remaining. In support of their petition, the citizens shall provide satisfactory documentation to the local government unit. The local government unit shall consider the petition and forward the request to the board under paragraph (o) or provide a reason why the petition is denied.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115A.908, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Deposit of revenue.

(a) From July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2007, revenue collected shall be credited to the general fund.

(b) After June 30, 2007, From the revenue collected under this section, the amount necessary to make debt service payments on revenue bonds issued under section 116.156 is annually appropriated to the commissioner of finance. Any remaining revenue collected shall be credited to the environmental fund.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.155, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Revenues.

The following revenues shall be deposited in the general portion of the remediation fund:

(1) response costs and natural resource damages related to releases of hazardous substances, or pollutants or contaminants, recovered under sections 115B.17, subdivisions 6 and 7, 115B.443, 115B.444, or any other law;

(2) money paid to the agency or the Agriculture Department by voluntary parties who have received technical or other assistance under sections 115B.17, subdivision 14, 115B.175 to 115B.179, and 115C.03, subdivision 9;

(3) money received in the form of gifts, grants, reimbursement, or appropriation from any source for any of the purposes provided in subdivision 2, except federal grants; and

(4) money received from revenue bonds sold under section 116.156 and placed in a special bond proceeds account; and

(5) interest accrued on the fund.

Sec. 36.

[116.156] CLOSED LANDFILL CLEANUP REVENUE BONDS.

Subdivision 1.

Bonding authority.

(a) The commissioner of finance, if requested by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, shall sell and issue state revenue bonds for the following purposes:

(1) to take actions related to hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants at and from qualified landfill facilities as provided in section 115B.42, subdivision 2;

(2) to pay the costs of issuance, debt service, and bond insurance or other credit enhancements and to fund reserves; and

(3) to refund bonds issued under this section.

(b) The amount of bonds that may be issued for the purposes of paragraph (a), clause (1), may not exceed $25,000,000. The amount of bonds that may be issued for the purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (2) and (3), is not limited.

Subd. 2.

Procedure.

The commissioner of finance may sell and issue the bonds on the terms and conditions the commissioner of finance determines to be in the best interests of the state. The bonds may be sold at public or private sale. The commissioner of finance may enter any agreements or pledges the commissioner of finance determines necessary or useful to sell the bonds that are not inconsistent with this section. Sections 16A.672 to 16A.675 apply to the bonds. The proceeds of the bonds issued under this section must be credited to a special bond proceeds account in the remediation fund and are appropriated to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency for the purposes specified in subdivision 1.

Subd. 3.

Revenue sources.

The debt service on the bonds is payable only from the following sources:

(1) the motor vehicle transfer fee under section 115A.908; and

(2) other revenues pledged to the payment of the bonds.

Subd. 4.

Refunding bonds.

The commissioner of finance may issue bonds to refund outstanding bonds issued under subdivision 1, including the payment of any redemption premiums on the bonds and any interest accrued or to accrue to the first redemption date after delivery of the refunding bonds. The proceeds of the refunding bonds may, in the discretion of the commissioner of finance, be applied to the purchases or payment at maturity of the bonds to be refunded, or the redemption of the outstanding bonds on the first redemption date after delivery of the refunding bonds and may, until so used, be placed in escrow to be applied to the purchase, retirement, or redemption. Refunding bonds issued under this subdivision must be issued and secured in the manner provided by the commissioner of finance.

Subd. 5.

Not a general or moral obligation.

Bonds issued under this section are not public debt, and the full faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are not pledged for their payment. The bonds may not be paid, directly in whole or in part from a tax of statewide application on any class of property, income, transaction, or privilege. Payment of the bonds is limited to the revenues explicitly authorized to be pledged under this section. The state neither makes nor has a moral obligation to pay the bonds if the pledged revenues and other legal security for them is insufficient.

Subd. 6.

Trustee.

The commissioner of finance may contract with and appoint a trustee for bondholders. The trustee has the powers and authority vested in it by the commissioner of finance under the bond and trust indentures.

Subd. 7.

Pledges.

Any pledge made by the commissioner of finance is valid and binding from the time the pledge is made. The money or property pledged and later received by the commissioner of finance is immediately subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical delivery of the property or money or further act, and the lien of any pledge is valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the commissioner of finance, whether or not those parties have notice of the lien or pledge. Neither the order nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded.

Subd. 8.

Bonds; purchase and cancellation.

The commissioner of finance, subject to agreements with bondholders that may then exist, may, out of any money available for the purpose, purchase bonds of the commissioner of finance at a price not exceeding (1) if the bonds are then redeemable, the redemption price then applicable plus accrued interest to the next interest payment date thereon, or (2) if the bonds are not redeemable, the redemption price applicable on the first date after the purchase upon which the bonds become subject to redemption plus accrued interest to that date.

Subd. 9.

State pledge against impairment of contracts.

The state pledges and agrees with the holders of any bonds that the state will not limit or alter the rights vested in the commissioner of finance to fulfill the terms of any agreements made with the bondholders, or in any way impair the rights and remedies of the holders until the bonds, together with interest on them, with interest on any unpaid installments of interest, and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceeding by or on behalf of the bondholders, are fully met and discharged. The commissioner of finance may include this pledge and agreement of the state in any agreement with the holders of bonds issued under this section.

Sec. 37.

[116.195] BENEFICIAL USE OF WASTEWATER; CAPITAL GRANTS FOR DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

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

(b) "Agency" means the Pollution Control Agency.

(c) "Beneficial use of wastewater" means use of the effluent from a wastewater treatment plant that replaces use of groundwater.

(d) "Capital project" means the acquisition or betterment of public land, buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature for the treatment of wastewater intended for beneficial use. Capital project includes projects to retrofit, expand, or construct new treatment facilities.

Subd. 2.

Grants for capital project design.

The agency shall make grant awards to political subdivisions for up to 50 percent of the costs to predesign and design capital projects that demonstrate the beneficial use of wastewater. The maximum amount for a grant under this subdivision is $500,000. The grant agreement must provide that the predesign and design work being funded is public information and available to anyone without charge. The agency must make the predesign and design work available on its Web site.

Subd. 3.

Grants for capital project implementation.

The agency shall make grant awards to political subdivisions for up to 50 percent of the costs to acquire, construct, install, furnish, and equip capital projects that demonstrate the beneficial use of wastewater. The political subdivision must submit design plans and specifications to the agency as part of the application.

The agency must consult with the Public Facilities Authority and the commissioner of natural resources in reviewing and ranking applications for grants under this section.

The application must identify the uses of the treated wastewater and greater weight will be given to applications that include a binding commitment to participate by the user or users.

The agency must give preference to projects that will reduce use of the greatest volume of groundwater from aquifers with the slowest rate of recharge.

Subd. 4.

Application form; procedures.

The agency shall develop an application form and procedures.

Subd. 5.

Reports.

The agency shall report by February 1 of each year to the chairs of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over environment policy and finance and capital investment on the grants made and projects funded under this section. For each demonstration project funded, the report must include information on the scale of water constraints for the area, the volume of treated wastewater supply, the quality of treated wastewater supplied and treatment implications for the industrial user, impacts to stream flow and downstream users, and any considerations related to water appropriation and discharge permits.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116J.423, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 2a.

Grants authorized.

Notwithstanding subdivision 2, the commissioner may use money in the fund to make grants to a municipality or county, or to a county regional rail authority as appropriate, for public infrastructure needed to support an eligible project under this section. Grant money may be used by the municipality, county, or regional rail authority to acquire right-of-way and mitigate loss of wetlands and runoff of storm water; to predesign, design, construct, and equip roads and rail lines; and, in cooperation with municipal utilities, to predesign, design, construct, and equip natural gas pipelines, electric infrastructure, water supply systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems. Grants made under this subdivision are available until expended.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 119A.45, is amended to read:

119A.45 EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND CHILD PROTECTION FACILITIES.

Subdivision 1.

Grant authority.

The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities for early childhood programs, with priority to centers in counties or municipalities with the highest percentage of children living in poverty. The commissioner may also make grants to state agencies and political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities for crisis nurseries, or parenting time centers. The following requirements apply:

(a) The facilities must be owned by the state or a political subdivision, but may be leased under section 16A.695 to organizations that operate the programs. The commissioner must prescribe the terms and conditions of the leases.

(b) A grant for an individual facility must not exceed $200,000 $300,000 for each program that is housed in the facility, up to a maximum of $500,000 $750,000 for a facility that houses three programs or more. Programs include Head Start, early childhood and family education programs School Readiness, Early Childhood Family Education, licensed child care, and other early childhood intervention programs.

(c) State appropriations must be matched on a 50 percent basis with nonstate funds. The matching requirement must apply program wide and not to individual grants.

Subd. 2.

Grant priority.

(a) The commissioner must give priority to:

(1) projects in counties or municipalities with the highest percentage of children living in poverty;

(2) grants that involve collaboration among sponsors of programs under this section; and

(3) where feasible, grants for programs that utilize Youthbuild under sections 116L.361 to 116L.366 for at least 25 percent of each grant awarded or $50,000 of the labor portion of the construction, whichever is less, if:

(i) the work is appropriate for Youthbuild, as mutually agreed upon by the grantee and the local Youthbuild program, considering safety and skills needed;

(ii) it is demonstrated by Youthbuild that using Youthbuild will not increase the overall cost of the project; and

(iii) eligible programs consult with appropriate labor organizations to deliver education and training.

(b) The commissioner may give priority to:

(1) projects that collaborate with child care providers, including all-day and school-age child care programs, special needs care, sick child care, nontraditional hour care, and programs that include services to refugee and immigrant families. The commissioner may give priority to ; and

(2) grants for programs that will increase their child care workers' wages as a result of the grant. If there is work that is appropriate for youthbuild, as mutually agreed upon by the grantee and the local youthbuild program, considering safety and skills needed, and if it is demonstrated by youthbuild that using youthbuild will not increase the overall cost of the project, then priority must be given to grants for programs that utilize youthbuild under sections 116L.361 to 116L.366 for at least 25 percent of each grant awarded or $50,000, whichever is less, of the labor portion of the construction. Eligible programs must consult with appropriate labor organizations to deliver education and training. State appropriations must be matched on a 50 percent basis with nonstate funds. The matching requirement must apply programwide and not to individual grants.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136F.10, is amended to read:

136F.10 DESIGNATION.

The following are designated as the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: the community colleges located at Austin, Bloomington, Brainerd, Brooklyn Park, Cloquet, Coon Rapids, Ely, Fergus Falls, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, International Falls, Inver Grove Heights, Minneapolis, Rochester, Thief River Falls, Virginia, White Bear Lake, Willmar, and Worthington; the community college centers located at Cambridge and, Duluth, and Owatonna; the state universities located at Bemidji, Mankato, Marshall, Moorhead, St. Cloud, Winona, and the Twin Cities metropolitan area; and the technical colleges located at Alexandria, Albert Lea, Anoka, Austin, Bemidji, Brainerd, Brooklyn Park, Canby, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, East Grand Forks, Eden Prairie, Eveleth, Faribault, Granite Falls, Hibbing, Hutchinson, Jackson, Minneapolis, Mahtomedi, Moorhead, North Mankato, Pine City, Pipestone, Red Wing, Rochester, Rosemount, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Staples, Thief River Falls, Wadena, Willmar, and Winona.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136F.60, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Disposition of surplus property.

(a) The board may declare state lands or improvements under its control that are no longer needed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to be surplus and may offer them for public sale in a manner consistent with the procedures set forth in sections 16B.282 to 16B.286 for disposition of state lands by the commissioner of administration. The parcels must not be exchanged or transferred for no or nominal consideration.

(b) Proceeds from the sale or disposition of land or improvements under this subdivision, after paying all expenses incurred in selling or disposing of the land and then paying any amounts due under section 16A.695, are appropriated to the board for use for capital projects at the institution that was responsible for management of the land or improvements.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136F.64, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

General authority; construction; improvements.

(a) Specific legislative authority is not required for repairs or minor capital projects financed with operating appropriation or institutional receipts that:

(1) are undertaken for asset preservation or code compliance purposes; or

(2) do not materially increase the net square footage of the institution; and

(3) do not materially increase the costs of instructional programs.

For any project under this section with a cost in excess of $50,000 $1,500,000, unless the Board of Trustees determines that an emergency exists, the board must notify the chair of the Finance Committee of the senate, and the chairs of the Ways and Means Committee and the Capital Investment Committee of the house in writing before incurring any contractual obligations.

(b) The board shall supervise and control the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction, alteration, repair, or enlargement of state college and university buildings, structures, and improvements for which appropriations are made to the board. The board shall advertise for bids and award contracts in connection with the improvements, supervise and inspect the work, approve necessary changes in the plans and specifications, approve estimates for payment, and accept the improvements when completed according to the plans and specifications.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136F.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Issuance of bonds.

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities or a successor may issue revenue bonds under sections 136F.90 to 136F.97 whose aggregate principal amount at any time may not exceed $150,000,000 $200,000,000, and payable from the revenue appropriated to the fund established by section 136F.94, and use the proceeds together with other public or private money that may otherwise become available to acquire land, and to acquire, construct, complete, remodel, and equip structures or portions thereof to be used for dormitory, residence hall, student union, food service, parking purposes, or for any other similar revenue-producing building or buildings of such type and character as the board finds desirable for the good and benefit of the state universities. Before issuing the bonds or any part of them, the board shall consult with and obtain the advisory recommendations of the chairs of the house Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee about the facilities to be financed by the bonds.

Sec. 44.

[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.

Sec. 45.

[137.62] DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

The definitions in this section apply to sections 137.61 to 137.65.

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.

Subd. 3.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of finance.

Subd. 4.

Project costs.

"Project costs" means the sum of all obligations incurred, paid, or to be paid that are reasonably required for the design, construction, and completion of the project, including, but not limited to:

(1) site acquisition;

(2) soil and environmental testing, surveys, estimates, plans and specifications, supervision of construction, and other engineering and architectural services;

(3) payments under construction contracts and payments for performance bonds; and

(4) purchase and installation of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Subd. 5.

Project.

"Project" means the acquisition, construction, improvement, expansion, repair, or rehabilitation of all or part of a structure, facility, infrastructure, or equipment necessary for a biomedical science research facility approved by the Board of Regents.

Sec. 46.

[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.

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. 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. 47.

[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.

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 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 finance 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.

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.

Sec. 48.

[137.65] NO FULL FAITH AND CREDIT.

Any bonds or other obligations issued by the board under sections 137.61 to 137.65, are not public debt of the state, and the full faith and credit and taxing powers of the state are not pledged for their payment, or of any payments that the state agrees to make under sections 137.61 to 137.65.

Sec. 49.

[138.0525] COUNTY AND LOCAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION CAPITAL GRANTS.

Subdivision 1.

Historic preservation capital grant program established.

The Minnesota Historical Society may make grants to political subdivisions to pay up to 50 percent of the eligible project capital costs to restore an historic structure owned by the political subdivision, as incurred according to the project grant agreement and state law governing the project.

Subd. 2.

Match requirement.

The political subdivision receiving a grant must provide for the remainder of the costs of the project.

Subd. 3.

Criteria.

The Minnesota Historical Society may set criteria for program priorities and standards of review.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 462A.21, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 32.

Nonprofit housing bonds account.

The agency may establish a nonprofit housing bond account as a separate account within the housing development fund. Proceeds of nonprofit housing bonds and payments made by the state under section 462A.36 may be credited to the account. The agency may transfer the proceeds of nonprofit housing bonds to another account within the housing development fund that it determines appropriate to accomplish the purposes for which the bonds are authorized under section 462A.36.

Sec. 51.

[462A.36] NONPROFIT HOUSING BONDS; AUTHORIZATION; STANDING APPROPRIATION.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section the following terms have the meanings given them in this subdivision.

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

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

(c) "Nonprofit housing bonds" means bonds issued by the agency under chapter 462A that are "qualified 501(c)(3) bonds" (within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal Revenue Code) or 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 chapter 462A.

(d) "Permanent 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.

Subd. 2.

Authorization.

(a) The agency may issue up to $30 million of nonprofit housing bonds in one or more series to which the payments made under this section may be pledged. The nonprofit housing bonds authorized in this subdivision may be issued for the purpose of making loans, on terms and conditions the agency deems appropriate, to finance the costs of the construction, acquisition, preservation, and rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for individuals and 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.

(b) An insubstantial portion of the bond proceeds may be used for permanent supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who do not meet the criteria of paragraph (a).

Subd. 3.

No full faith and credit.

The nonprofit housing bonds are not public debt of the state, and the full faith and credit and taxing powers of the state are not pledged to the payment of the nonprofit housing bonds or to any payment that the state agrees to make under this section. The bonds must contain a conspicuous statement to that effect.

Subd. 4.

Appropriation; payment to the agency or trustee.

(a) The agency must certify annually to the commissioner of finance the actual amount of annual debt service on each series of bonds issued under subdivision 2.

(b) Each July 15, beginning in 2009 and through 2031, if any nonprofit housing bonds issued under subdivision 2 remain outstanding, the commissioner of finance must transfer to the nonprofit housing bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 32, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $2,400,000 annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of finance.

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

Sec. 52.

Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 20, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Program

15,000,000 13,500,000

To the public facilities authority for grants to eligible municipalities under the wastewater infrastructure program established in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072.

To the greatest practical extent, the authority should use the grants for projects on the 2002 project priority list in priority order to qualified applicants that submit plans and specifications to the pollution control agency or receive a funding commitment from USDA rural development before December 1, 2003.

$1,500,000 is for grants to the Larsmont portion of the Knife River-Larsmont sanitary district. This appropriation must be used to reduce the amount of the municipality's loan from the water pollution revolving fund that exceeds five percent of the market value of the properties in the project service area. This appropriation is in addition to grants from other appropriations.

Sec. 53.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 7, subdivision 21, is amended to read:

Subd. 21.

State Park and Recreation Area Acquisition

2,500,000

For acquisition of land under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivisions 2 and 3, from willing sellers of private lands within state park and recreation area boundaries established by law.

$500,000 is to purchase land within the boundaries of Greenleaf Lake state park recreation area in Meeker county.

Sec. 54.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 17, is amended to read:

Section 1.

PUBLIC SAFETY

642,000

To the commissioner of public safety for a grant to the Economic Development Authority in and for the city of Blue Earth to acquire land for and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a fire and police station. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed to the project from nonstate sources.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 55.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Program

29,900,000

(a) To the Public Facilities Authority for the purposes specified in this subdivision. $29,300,000 of this appropriation is for grants and loans to eligible municipalities under the wastewater infrastructure program established in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072.

To the greatest practical extent, the authority must use the appropriation for projects on the 2005 project priority list in priority order to qualified applicants that submit plans and specifications to the Pollution Control Agency or receive a funding commitment from USDA Rural Economic and Community Development before December 1, 2006.

$600,000 of this appropriation is to implement the wastewater infrastructure program.

(b) The grants listed in this paragraph are not subject to the 2005 project priority list nor to the limitations on grant amounts set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072, subdivision 5a.

$1,500,000 is for a grant to the city of Aurora to reconstruct its wastewater treatment plant, damaged in an explosion May 5, 2004.

$1,700,000 is for a grant to the Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District Authority to predesign and design the necessary facilities to collect, treat, and dispose of sewage in the district, including a pump-storage facility and a wind-energy facility.

Up to $5,000,000 may be used as grants to the cities of Dunnell, Dumont, Henriette, Lewisville, McGrath, and Ostrander to undertake corrective action on systems built since 2001 with federal money from USDA Rural Economic and Community Development. A grant must not exceed the amount of federal money used in the construction of systems that incorporated sand filter treatment, fixed activated sludge treatment, or mechanical package plant treatment technologies.

$4,950,000 is for a grant to the city of Duluth for design and construction of sanitary sewer overflow storage facilities at selected locations in the city of Duluth. This appropriation is available when matched by $1 of money secured or provided by the city of Duluth for each $1 of state money.

$1,700,000 is for a grant to the city of Eagle Bend to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a wastewater collection and treatment system.

$1,500,000 is for a grant to the city of Two Harbors to retire loans, whether interfund or otherwise, incurred to acquire land for, design, construct, furnish, and equip a 2,500,000 gallon equalization basin and a chlorine-contact tank of at least 100,000 gallon capacity, adjacent to the city's wastewater treatment plant. The equalization basin is required under the city's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance determines that $325,000 has been committed to the project from nonstate sources.

$1,550,000 for a grant to the city of Bayport for the Middle St. Croix River Watershed Management Organization to complete the sewer system extending from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources pond 82-310P (the prison pond) in Bayport through the Stillwater prison grounds to the St. Croix River. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, this appropriation is available until December 31, 2011.

$2,000,000 is to the commissioner of employment and economic development for a grant to the city of New Brighton to relocate a sanitary sewer interceptor in the Northwest Quadrant to allow for redevelopment of that area.

Sec. 56.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.

Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc.

2,000,000

This appropriation is from the general fund to the Public Facilities Authority for grants to the city of Luverne, city of Worthington Public Utilities, Lincoln-Pipestone rural water system, and Rock County rural water system Lewis and Clark Joint Powers Board to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip one or more water transmission and storage facilities to accommodate the connection with of the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. that will serve southwestern Minnesota.

The grants Payment to the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc., must be awarded to projects approved by the Lewis and Clark Joint Powers Board.

This appropriation is available only to the extent that each $1 of state money is matched by at least $1 of local money paid to the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. for each $1 of state money to be used to reimburse costs incurred on eligible projects.

This appropriation is the first phase of the state share for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. project as defined in the federal Lewis and Clark Rural Water System Act of 2000.

Sec. 57.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 11, as amended by Laws 2006, chapter 171, section 1, is amended to read:

Subd. 11.

Redevelopment Account

15,000,000

For purposes of the redevelopment account created in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.

$5,000,000 cumulatively is for grants to the counties of Ramsey and Anoka for public improvements to the portions of County Road J located within each county, including predesign and design, the acquisition of interests in land, and the repayment of loans the proceeds of which were used for the public improvements. The grants to the individual counties shall be in amounts proportionate to the individual counties' costs associated with the public improvements. This grant is exempt from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.

$1,000,000 is for a grant to the city of Willmar to pay part of the cost of acquiring land for the new city airport and to construct or acquire, furnish, and equip hangars and a precision lighting system at the airport, to renovate facilities to house RCO communications equipment and to relocate RCO communications equipment from the old airport to the new airport and for a perimeter security fencing and monitoring system. This appropriation may be used to design and construct ramp and taxiway expansions. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.575, no match is required for this project.

$600,000 is for a grant to the city of Rushford to acquire real property for, and to design, construct, and renovate, furnish, and equip a facility for the Institute of Nanotechnology.

Sec. 58.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 16, is amended to read:

Subd. 16.

Minneapolis

(a) Minnesota Planetarium 22,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis Hennepin County to complete design and to construct, furnish, and equip a new Minnesota planetarium and space discovery center in conjunction with the Minneapolis downtown library.

(b) Heritage Park

Any unspent balance remaining on December 31, 2004, in the appropriation made by Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 22, subdivision 10, for a grant to the city of Minneapolis, may be used by the city for improvements to the Heritage Park project.

(c) Minnesota Shubert Center 1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to predesign and design and provide for related capital costs for an associated atrium to create the Minnesota Shubert Center.

Sec. 59.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2007, chapter 122, section 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants

25,000,000

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.

The commissioner shall determine project priorities as appropriate, based on need.

This appropriation includes money for the following projects:

(a) Austin

(b) Albert Lea

(c) Browns Valley

(d) Crookston

(e) Canisteo Mine

(f) Delano

(g) East Grand Forks

(h) Golden Valley

(i) Grand Marais Creek

(j) Granite Falls

(k) Inver Grove Heights

(l) Manston Slough

(m) Oakport Township

(n) Riverton Township

(o) Roseau

(p) Shell Rock Watershed District

(p) (q) St. Vincent

(q) (r) Wild Rice River Watershed District

For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed or does not expend all the money allocated to it, the commissioner may allocate that project's money to a project on the commissioner's priority list.

To the extent that the cost of a project in Ada, Breckenridge, Browns Valley, Crookston, Dawson, East Grand Forks, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Oakport Township, Roseau, St. Vincent, or Warren exceeds two percent of the median household income in the municipality multiplied by the number of households in the municipality, this appropriation is also for the local share of the project. The local share for the St. Vincent dike may not exceed $30,000.

Sec. 60.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Lake Superior safe harbors

3,000,000

To design and construct capital improvements to public accesses and small craft harbors on Lake Superior in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.20 to 86A.24, and in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

This appropriation may be used to develop the harbor of refuge and marina at Two Harbors and is added to the appropriations in Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 7, subdivision 24; and Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 7, subdivision 21, as amended by Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 42. Notwithstanding those laws, the commissioner may proceed with the Two Harbors project by providing up to $1,500,000 to complete the design specifications and environmental work currently underway. The commissioner may spend the remaining money for the project upon securing an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that commits federal expenditures of at least $4,000,000 to the project.

Sec. 61.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 11, is amended to read:

Subd. 11.

Water control structures

1,000,000

To rehabilitate or replace water control structures used to manage shallow lakes and wetlands for waterfowl habitat on wildlife management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or for the purposes of public water reserves under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.101.

Sec. 62.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 22, is amended to read:

Subd. 22.

Regional trails

1,133,000 648,000

For matching grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4b.

$648,000 is for the Agassiz Recreational ATV Trail. Snowmobile trail grant money received under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.83, subdivision 3, and all-terrain vehicle trail grant money received under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.927, subdivision 2, may be counted as part of the county's required 50 percent nonstate match.

$485,000 is for a grant to the Central Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coordination Board to design, engineer, and construct 6.3 miles of trail and two parking areas along the Mississippi River in Sherburne County, to be known as Xcel Energy Great River Woodland Trail.

Sec. 63.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 16, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Northeast Minnesota rail initiative

1,300,000
(a) Heritage and Arts Center 400,000

For a grant to St. Louis County to renovate the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Duluth Depot).

(b) Passenger Rail Service 900,000

and to match federal money for For a grant to the St. Louis and Lake County Regional Rail Authority for Phase 1 of preliminary engineering, environmental studies, and construction of the rail line, railway stations, park-and-ride lots, and other railroad appurtenances necessary to facilitate the return of intercity and commuter/passenger rail service within Duluth and the Duluth/Twin Cities rail corridor. * (In this change to previous bonding, the new text "(a) Heritage and Arts Center 400,000" and "(b) Passenger Rail Service 900,000" and "For a grant to the St. Louis and Lake County Regional Rail Authority for Phase 1 of" were indicated as vetoed by the governor and the stricken text "1,300,000" and "and to match federal money for" was indicated as reinstated by the governor.)

Sec. 64.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.

Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital Improvements

35,362,000

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. Priority must be given to park rehabilitation and land acquisition projects.

$300,000 is for a grant to the city of Bloomington to renovate the old Cedar Avenue bridge to serve as a hiking and bicycling trail connection.

$6,000,000 is for a grant to the county of Dakota to acquire land for a regional park and wildlife area adjacent to the Empire Wetlands Vermillion Highlands Research, Recreation, and Wildlife Management Area and Regional Park in Dakota County.

$1,800,000 is for a grant to the city of Minneapolis to complete land acquisition for and construction of the Cedar Lake Trail.

$3,500,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to design, construct, furnish, and equip a new cultural and community center in the East Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis.

$250,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to predesign completion of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway by providing a link between northeast Minneapolis on Stinson Avenue and Southeast Minneapolis at East River Road.

$2,500,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to mitigate flooding at Lake of the Isles in the city of Minneapolis. The grant must be used for shoreline stabilization and restoration, dredging, wetland replacement, and other infrastructure improvements necessary to deal with the 1997 flood damage and to prevent future flooding.

$321,000 is for a grant to Ramsey County to construct a bicycle and pedestrian trail on the north side of Lower Afton Road between Century Avenue and McKnight Road in the city of Maplewood. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

$9,000,000 is for a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign, design, construct, furnish, equip, and redevelop infrastructure at the Como Zoo.

$2,500,000 is for a grant to the city of St. Paul to acquire land for and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip river park development and redevelopment infrastructure in National Great River Park along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

$2,000,000 is for a grant to the city of South St. Paul for the closure, capping, and remediation of approximately 80 acres of the Port Crosby construction and demolition debris landfill in South St. Paul, as the fifth phase of converting the land into parkland, and to restore approximately 80 acres of riverfront land along the Mississippi River.

$191,000 is for a grant to the city of White Bear Lake to construct the Lake Avenue Regional Trail connecting Highway 96 Regional Trail with Ramsey Beach.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective retroactively from June 2, 2006.

Sec. 65.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Redevelopment Account

9,000,000

For purposes of the redevelopment account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.

$800,000 is for a grant to the city of Worthington to remediate contaminated soil and redevelop the site of the former Campbell Soup factory. This grant is exempt from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.

$250,000 is for a grant to the city of Winona to predesign facilities for a multipurpose events center and arena to be used for the Shakespeare Festival as part of the riverfront redevelopment plan, Beethoven Festival, and Winona State University events. This grant is exempt from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.

Sec. 66.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

Subd. 14.

Itasca County - infrastructure

12,000,000

For a grant to Itasca County for public infrastructure needed to support a steel plant in Itasca County or an innovative energy project in Itasca County under Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.1694, that uses clean energy technology as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.1693, or both and economic development projects in the surrounding area. Grant money may be used by Itasca County to acquire right-of-way and mitigate loss of wetlands and runoff of storm water, to predesign, design, construct, and equip roads and rail lines, and, in cooperation with municipal public utilities Nashwauk Municipal Utility, to predesign, design, construct, and equip natural gas pipelines, electric infrastructure, water supply systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems.

Up to $4,000,000 of this appropriation may be spent before the full financing for either project has been closed.

Sec. 67.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 15, is amended to read:

Subd. 15.

Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc.

3,282,000

This appropriation is from the general fund to the Public Facilities Authority for grants to the city of Luverne, city of Worthington Public Utilities, Lincoln-Pipestone rural water system, and Rock County rural water system Lewis and Clark Joint Powers Board to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip one or more water transmission and storage facilities to accommodate the connection with of the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. that will serve southwestern Minnesota.

The grants Payment to the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. must be awarded to projects approved by the Lewis and Clark Joint Powers Board.

This appropriation is available to the extent that each $1 of state money is matched by at least $1 of local money paid to the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. to reimburse the system for costs incurred on eligible projects.

Sec. 68.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 23, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Historic Fort Snelling Museum and Visitor Center

1,100,000

To design the restoration and renovation of the 1904 Cavalry Barracks Building for the historic Fort Snelling Museum and Visitor Center and other site improvements to revitalize historic Fort Snelling.

Sec. 69.

Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 11, section 2, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Itasca County infrastructure

11,500,000

For transfer to the Minnesota minerals 21st century fund for a grant to Itasca County to design, construct, and equip roads, rail lines, and in cooperation with Nashwauk Municipal Utility to predesign, design, construct, and equip electric infrastructure, natural gas pipelines, water supply systems, or wastewater collection and treatment systems for a steel plant in Itasca County. Of this amount, up to $500,000 may be used for other mineral related projects in the taconite relief area. This is a onetime appropriation.

Sec. 70.

Laws 2007, chapter 148, article 1, section 3, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Legislative Coordinating Commission

16,188,000 16,121,000
Appropriations by Fund
General 16,010,000 15,943,000
Health Care Access 178,000 178,000

The base general fund budget for the Legislative Coordinating Commission shall be $15,893,000 in fiscal year 2010 and $15,893,000 in fiscal year 2011.

(a) $5,624,000 the first year and $5,469,000 the second year are for the Office of the Revisor of Statutes.

(b) $1,257,000 the first year and $1,254,000 the second year are for the Legislative Reference Library.

(c) $5,719,000 the first year and $5,720,000 the second year are for the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

(d) $250,000 the first year is to the Legislative Coordinating Commission for a facilitated planning process relating to the Capitol building and the Capitol complex. The process must be conducted in cooperation with the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board and the commissioner of administration, and must include consideration of issues relating to renovation and possible expansion of the Capitol building, phasing strategies relating to renovation of the Capitol, and related Capitol complex planning issues. The process must include consideration of as many options as feasible relating to renovation of the Capitol and related Capitol complex buildings. The process must be completed by September 30, 2007. Beginning October 1, 2007, the Legislative Coordinating Commission may transfer any unexpended balance from this appropriation to the commissioner of administration for additional planning and design for the renovation of the Capitol complex. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2009.

(e) All legislative offices should, whenever possible, implement information technology systems that are compatible and work seamlessly across the legislature. Wherever possible, single systems should be implemented to avoid unnecessary duplication and inefficiency. The directors of information technology for the senate, house of representatives, and the Legislative Coordinating Commission must submit a written report describing their efforts to collaborate on implementing shared information technology systems. The report must be submitted to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over rules and to the Legislative Coordinating Commission on January 15, 2008, and January 15, 2009.

Sec. 71.

NASHWAUK GAS UTILITY.

In addition to the authority granted in, and notwithstanding any limitation in, Laws 1997, chapter 21, section 1, the city of Nashwauk may establish a municipal gas utility under Minnesota Statutes, section 412.321, without the election required under Minnesota Statutes, section 412.321, subdivision 2, for the purpose of constructing, owning, and operating distribution and transmission gas pipelines, and providing gas to retail and wholesale customers within or without the municipal boundaries of Nashwauk, and exercising any other power or authority available to municipal gas utilities under law.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day after compliance by the city of Nashwauk with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3.

Sec. 72.

STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION; REPORT.

(a) The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency shall meet with the stakeholders described in paragraph (b) for the following purposes:

(1) to consider the use of 501(c)(3) bonds as a means to prevent residential mortgage foreclosures and to address the effects of widespread residential mortgage foreclosures;

(2) to consider means to make community activity set aside (CASA) mortgages more accessible to neighborhood land trusts; and

(3) to consider alternative tax classifications for neighborhood land trust properties to make taxation of such properties more equitable and to provide an incentive for greater utilization of neighborhood land trusts.

(b) The stakeholders referenced in paragraph (a) must include individuals with experience in community land trusts, providers of mortgage foreclosure prevention services, bankers, individuals who have experienced mortgage foreclosure, legal aid attorneys, and a representative of the property tax division of the Department of Revenue.

(c) The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency shall report the results and recommendations of the meetings under paragraph (a) to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over housing policy and finance by January 1, 2009.

Sec. 73.

REPORT ON EAST PHILLIPS CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTER.

The Metropolitan Council shall report by January 1, 2009, to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over capital investment on the terms of the grant agreement and progress on design and construction of the East Phillips Cultural and Community Center by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board with the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 8.

Sec. 74.

PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY.

To the greatest practical extent, projects on the Public Facilities Authority's 2008 intended use plan, the listings for which were based on the Pollution Control Agency's 2006 project priority list, shall be carried over to the 2009 intended use plan for potential funding from the clean water revolving fund.

Sec. 75.

CALCULATION OF DEBT SERVICE.

In calculating the debt service limits under the Department of Finance's guidelines, the commissioner of finance must assume that the bonding amount in future odd-numbered years will be at the same amount assumed in the budget forecast and assume a bonding amount in future even-numbered years will be an amount that will allow general fund debt service payments to meet the guidelines.

Sec. 76.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor April 3, 2008

Signed by the governor April 7, 2008, 3:10 p.m.

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