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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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