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HF 959

3rd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/21/2011 12:04pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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Bill Text Versions

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Introduction Posted on 03/09/2011
1st Engrossment Posted on 05/12/2011
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/18/2011
3rd Engrossment Posted on 05/21/2011

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for flood hazard mitigation;
appropriating money for a match for federal disaster assistance; authorizing sale
and issuance of state bonds; providing a bond sale schedule; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2010, sections 16A.641, subdivisions 4a, 7; 16A.642, subdivision 2;
Laws 2006, chapter 258, sections 7, subdivisions 3, as amended, 23, as amended;
17, subdivision 8, as amended; Laws 2008, chapter 179, sections 15, subdivision
8; 18, subdivisions 3, 6, as amended; 19, subdivision 4; 24, subdivision 4; Laws
2008, chapter 365, section 4, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2009, chapter
93, article 1, sections 14, subdivision 3; 22; Laws 2010, chapter 189, sections
6, subdivisions 2, 4; 7, subdivision 22; 14, subdivision 3; 16, subdivision 4; 19,
subdivision 4, as amended; Laws 2010, chapter 333, article 2, section 23; Laws
2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 9, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1. new text beginCAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin 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, money appropriated in this act for a capital
program or project may be used to pay state agency staff costs that are attributed directly
to the capital program or project in accordance with accounting policies adopted by the
commissioner of management and budget. Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations
in this act are available until the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.642.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,000,000
new text end
new text begin Public Safety
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Sale Expenses
new text end
new text begin 45,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,045,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (General Fund Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 45,045,000
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginNATURAL RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of natural resources for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants
new text end

new text begin 46,700,000
new text end

new text begin (a) For the state share of flood hazard
mitigation grants for publicly owned capital
improvements to prevent or alleviate
flood damage under Minnesota Statutes,
section 103F.161. Project priorities shall
be determined by the commissioner as
appropriate, based on need.
new text end

new text begin (b) To the extent that the cost of a project
exceeds two percent of the median household
income in the municipality or unit of
government on the commissioner's priority
list multiplied by the number of households
in the municipality or unit of government
on the commissioner's priority list, this
appropriation is also for the local share of the
project.
new text end

new text begin (c) Up to $6,000,000 of this appropriation is
for the project in the city of Roseau.
new text end

new text begin (d) Up to $3,000,000 of this appropriation is
for the project in the city of Georgetown.
new text end

new text begin (e) Up to $16,500,000 of this appropriation
is for the project in the city of Moorhead.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of management
and budget for bond sale expenses under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641,
subdivision 8.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOND SALE SCHEDULE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall schedule the sale of state
general obligation bonds so that, during the biennium ending June 30, 2013, no more
than $1,175,188,000 will need to be transferred from the general fund to the state bond
fund to pay principal and interest due and to become due on outstanding state general
obligation bonds. During the biennium, before each sale of state general obligation bonds,
the commissioner of management and budget shall calculate the amount of debt service
payments needed on bonds previously issued and shall estimate the amount of debt service
payments that will be needed on the bonds scheduled to be sold. The commissioner shall
adjust the amount of bonds scheduled to be sold so as to remain within the limit set by this
section. The amount needed to make the debt service payments is appropriated from the
general fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the
commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an
amount up to $45,045,000 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.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; FEDERAL MATCH.
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public
safety to provide a match for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster
assistance to state agencies and political subdivisions under Minnesota Statutes, section
12.221, in the area designated under Presidential Declaration of Major Disaster DR-1982,
for the flooding in Minnesota in the spring of 2011, whether included in the original
declaration or added later by federal government action. This is a onetime appropriation.
This appropriation does not lapse.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text begin2008, 2010 BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS REDUCED.
new text end

new text begin (a) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 27, subdivision
1, is reduced by $3,000,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision
1, is reduced by $354,380,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision
2, is reduced by $5,780,000.
new text end

new text begin (d) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision
4, is reduced by $6,500,000.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.641, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Negotiated salesdeleted text begin; temporary authoritydeleted text end.

Notwithstanding the public
sale requirements of subdivision 4 and section 16A.66, subdivision 2, deleted text beginfrom June 1,
2009, until June 30, 2011,
deleted text end the commissioner may sell bonds, including refunding bonds,
at negotiated sale.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.641, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Credit of proceeds.

(a) Proceeds of bonds issued under each law must be
credited by the commissioner to a special fund, as provided in this subdivision.

(b) Accrued interest deleted text beginand any premiumdeleted text end received on sale of the bonds must be credited
to the state bond fund created by the Constitution, article XI, section 7.new text begin Any premium
received on the sale of the bonds on or prior to December 1, 2012, must be credited to
the state bond fund. Any premium received on the sale of the bonds after December 1,
2012, must be credited to either the bond proceeds fund where it is used to reduce the par
amount of the bonds issued or the state bond fund.
new text end

(c) Except as otherwise provided by law, proceeds of state bonds issued under the
Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a), must be credited to the bond proceeds fund
established by section 16A.631.

(d) Proceeds of state highway bonds must be credited to the trunk highway fund
under the Constitution, article XIV, section 6.

(e) Proceeds of bonds issued for programs of grants or loans to political subdivisions
must be credited to special accounts in the bond proceeds fund or to special funds
established by laws stating the purposes of the grants or loans, and the standards and
criteria under which an executive agency is authorized to make them.

(f) Proceeds of refunding bonds must be credited to the state bond fund as provided
in section 16A.66, subdivision 1.

(g) Proceeds of other bonds must be credited as provided in the law authorizing
their issuance.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.642, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Cancellation.

new text begin(a) new text endIf the commissioner determines that the purposes for
which general obligation bonds of the state have been issued or for which general fund
monies were appropriated are accomplished or abandoned, after consultation with the
affected agencies, and there is a remaining authorization or appropriation for a specific
project of $500 or less, the commissioner may cancel the remaining authorization or
appropriation for that project.

new text begin (b) If a premium received on the sale of bonds is credited to the bond proceeds
fund, pursuant to section 16A.641, subdivision 7, paragraph (b), the corresponding bond
authorization to which the premium is attributable must be reduced accordingly by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end The commissioner must notify the chairs of the senate Finance Committee and
the house of representatives Capital Investment Committee of any bond authorizations or
general fund appropriations canceled under this subdivision.

Sec. 11.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2007,
chapter 122, section 4, and Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 59, 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

(q) St. Vincent

(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.

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, the bond authorization
and appropriation of bond proceeds in this
subdivision are available until June 30, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 23, as amended by Laws 2010,
chapter 399, section 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Trail connections

2,010,000

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

$500,000 is for a grant to Carlton County
to predesign, design, and construct a
nonmotorized pedestrian trail connection
to the Willard Munger State Trail from the
city of Carlton through the city of Scanlon
continuing to the city of Cloquet, along the
St. Louis River in Carlton County.

$260,000 is to provide the state match for the
cost of the Soo Line Multiuse Recreational
Bridge project over marked Trunk Highway
169 in Mille Lacs County.

$175,000 is for a grant to the city of Bowlus
in Morrison County to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a trailhead center at the
head of the Soo Line Recreational Trail.

$125,000 is for a grant to Morrison
County to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip a park-and-ride lot and
restroom building adjacent to the Soo Line
Recreational Trail at U.S. Highway 10.

$950,000 is for a grant to the St. Louis
and Lake Counties Regional Railroad
Authority for land acquisition, engineering,
construction, furnishing, and equipping of
new text begin all or part of new text enda 19-mile "Boundary Waters
Connection" of the Mesabi Trail from
deleted text begin Bearheaddeleted text endnew text begin Lake Vermilionnew text end State Park to
the International Wolf Center in Ely. deleted text beginThis
appropriation is contingent upon a matching
contribution of $950,000 from other
sources, public or private.
deleted text end Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the
bond authorization and appropriation of bond
proceeds for this project are available until
June 30, 2014.

Sec. 13.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 8, as amended by Laws 2008,
chapter 179, section 64, and Laws 2008, chapter 365, section 4, 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 deleted text beginto renovatedeleted text endnew text begin for environmental
analysis and review, design, and construction
of an earthen berm and a multimodal trail
connection across Long Meadow Lake in
the vicinity of
new text end the old Cedar Avenue bridge
new text begin and for development of a segment of the
Minnesota Valley State Trail from Fort
Snelling State Park to the Long Meadow
Lake crossing
new text endto 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
Vermillion Highlands Research, Recreation,
and Wildlife Management Area 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.

Sec. 14.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 15, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Southeastern Minnesota Regional
Public Safety Training Center

deleted text begin 3,655,000
deleted text end new text begin 2,955,000
new text end

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for
a grant to Olmsted County tonew text begin acquire land for,
and to
new text end 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 appropriationnew text begin or any portion of itnew text end is deleted text beginnotdeleted text end
available deleted text beginuntildeleted text endnew text begin whennew text end the commissioner has
determined that deleted text beginat least an equal amount
has been committed
deleted text endnew text begin it has been matched,
dollar-for-dollar,
new text end from nonstate sources.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from December 27,
2007.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


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 deleted text begin$400,000deleted text endnew text begin $125,000new text end 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.new text begin This
amount may be granted to Cass County for
the purposes stated in this subdivision.
new text end If
the campus is sold or transferrednew text begin by Cass
County
new text end to deleted text begina local unit of governmentdeleted text endnew text begin the
city of Walker
new text end, unspent portions of this
appropriation may be granted to deleted text beginthat local
unit of government
deleted text endnew text begin the city of Walkernew text end for the
purposes stated in this subdivision.

Sec. 16.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 18, subdivision 6, as amended by Laws 2010,
chapter 399, section 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Hennepin County Medical Center

820,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip deleted text beginan
outpatient clinic and
deleted text endnew text begin anew text end health education
facility at Hennepin County Medical
Center deleted text beginthat includes teaching clinics and an
education center
deleted text end.

Sec. 17.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 19, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Minneapolis Veterans Home Campus

Building 17 HVAC Replacement
deleted text begin 3,955,000
deleted text end new text begin 1,655,000
new text end

deleted text begin To replace the sections of the campus-wide
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
system that serve Building 17.
deleted text end new text begin To predesign,
design, and construct improvements to
heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and
lighting systems and associated areas serving
the south wing of Building 17.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 24, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


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.new text begin
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
138.0525, the city of Hokah is not required
to provide a match.
new text end

$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.

Sec. 19.

Laws 2008, chapter 365, section 4, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws
2010, chapter 189, section 16, subdivision 4, and Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 58,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge

2,000,000

For a grant to the city of Bloomington deleted text beginto
renovate
deleted text endnew text begin for environmental analysis and
review, design, and construction of an earthen
berm and a multimodal trail connection
across Long Meadow Lake in the vicinity
of
new text end the old Cedar Avenue bridge new text beginand for
development of a segment of the Minnesota
Valley State Trail from Fort Snelling State
Park to the Long Meadow Lake crossing
new text endfor bicycle commuters and recreational
users. This appropriation is added to the
appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258,
section 17, subdivision 8.

Sec. 20.

Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Veterans Cemeteries

1,500,000

Of this amount, up to $500,000 is
to acquire land located in deleted text beginRedwood
County
deleted text endnew text begin southeastern, southwestern,new text end and
northeastern Minnesota for publicly owned
veterans cemeteries, to be operated by
the commissioner of veterans affairs. The
commissioner also must seek donations of
land for the cemeteries. The balance of the
appropriation is to predesign and design
the cemeteries.new text begin Federal reimbursement of
design costs for each cemetery must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to
a special account and is appropriated to the
commissioner of veterans affairs to design the
remaining cemeteries. Following completion
of all legislatively authorized Minnesota
state veterans cemeteries, final
new text end federal
reimbursement of predesign and design costs
is appropriated to the commissioner for asset
preservation of veterans homes statewide,
to be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 21.

Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 22, the effective date, is amended to
read:


EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment
deleted text begin and expires July 1, 2011deleted text end.

Sec. 22.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 6, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Alpha Building Demolition

deleted text begin 755,000 deleted text end new text begin 265,500
new text end

To demolish the Alpha Building.

Sec. 23.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 6, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Storagenew text begin and Maintenancenew text end Building

deleted text begin 129,000 deleted text end new text begin 618,500
new text end

To new text begindesign, new text endconstructnew text begin, and equipnew text end a storagenew text begin
and maintenance
new text end building on the site of the
demolished Alpha Building.

Sec. 24.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 7, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Fort Snelling Upper Bluff

1,200,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to conduct
emergency building stabilization at Fort
Snelling Upper Bluff.new text begin This appropriation
may also be used for all work necessary to
rehabilitate buildings and sites for occupancy
and use.
new text end This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of management and
budget 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.

Sec. 25.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State Emergency Operations Center

2,250,000

To the commissioner of administration to
predesign and design a new state emergency
operations center in Arden Hills.

The commissioner of administration must
consult with the commissioner of public
safety in the predesign and design. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has reported to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over public safety policy and
finance, capital investment, finance, and
ways and means, how the Arden Hills site
will be adequately accessible in the event
of a disaster that adversely affects major
transportation corridors.

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.31, subdivision 5, the commissioner
of administration, at the request of the
commissioner of public safety, may acquire
land, utility and road easements, and any
other necessary right of access or use from
the federal government or other applicable
parties for the state emergency operations
center proposed to be located in Arden Hills.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 16, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Metropolitan Regional Parks and
Trails 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) 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 exhibits at the Como Zoo.

(d) Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
deleted text begin 2,000,000
deleted text end new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

For a grant to the city of Bloomington
deleted text begin to renovatedeleted text endnew text begin for environmental analysis
and review, design, and construction of a
multimodal trail connection across Long
Meadow Lake in the vicinity of
new text end the Old
Cedar Avenue Bridge new text beginand for development
of a segment of the Minnesota Valley State
Trail from Fort Snelling State Park to the
Long Meadow Lake crossing
new text endfor bicycle
commuters and recreational users. The city
of Bloomington must consult with the city of
Eagan and Dakota County on the renovation.

This appropriation is added to the
appropriation in Laws 2008, chapter 365,
section 4, subdivision 3, as amended by this
act.

(f) Rock Island Bridge Park and Trail
Development
1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Inver Grove Heights
for park and trail development on the west
bank of the Mississippi River in Dakota
County at the site of Mississippi River Bridge
JAR 5600, commonly known as the Rock
Island Bridge. Any park or trails developed
with this appropriation must connect with
any local, regional, or state trails in the
vicinity, and the historic Rock Island Bridge.

(i) Veterans Memorial Parks
2,000,000

For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board to: (1) design and
construct an appropriate monument in
Sheridan Veterans Memorial Park on
the Mississippi River in Minneapolis to
memorialize the war service of Minnesota
veterans of all wars; and (2) match money
provided by Hennepin County to restore the
flagpole monument and plaza, and make
other infrastructure improvements of a
capital nature for the Veterans of World War
I Victory Memorial Parkway, consistent with
Hennepin County's planned infrastructure
improvements.

Sec. 27.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 19, subdivision 4, as amended by Laws 2010,
chapter 399, section 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Minneapolis Veterans Home

deleted text begin 9,450,000
deleted text end new text begin 11,750,000
new text end

To predesign, design, construct, furnish,
and equip the renovation of building 16
to accommodate a domiciliary program,
demolish the north wing of building 17,
predesign a new building 17, and design,
construct, furnish, and equip the north
wing of the new building 17, including site
improvements and amenities for building
and program support.

Sec. 28.

Laws 2010, chapter 333, article 2, section 23, is amended to read:


Sec. 23. PLANNING NEW VETERANS CEMETERIES.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner of veterans affairs shall determine a suitable site and plan for
three new state veterans cemeteries, one to be located in northeastern Minnesota, one to
be located in southeastern Minnesota, and one to be located in southwestern Minnesota.
In determining the site for a cemetery, the commissioner shall consider available public
land options and shall seek proposals for donated land from interested counties, local
communities, civic organizations, veterans service organizations, and individuals.

new text begin (b) For determining the veterans cemetery site in southeastern Minnesota, the
commissioner shall give priority consideration to land owned and proposed for donation
by the county of Fillmore.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe commissioner's planning process for a state veterans cemetery must include,
at a minimum, the following actions:

(1) determining the need for the cemetery;

(2) investigating the availability of suitable land for the cemetery;

(3) assessment of impacts of the cemetery;

(4) encouragement of support from veteran service organizations and local
governments; and

(5) preparation and submission of a preapplication for a grant from the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs for commitment of funding for establishing the cemetery.

new text begin (d) new text endBy January 15, 2011, the commissioner shall report to the chair and ranking
minority member of the house of representatives and senate committees having
responsibility for veterans affairs with a report of the commissioner's progress in
implementing this section.

Sec. 29.

Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 9, subdivision
5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Dam Renovation and Removal

$
1,000,000

To provide cost share for the renovation or
removal of publicly owned dams new text beginand for
streambed restoration adjacent thereto
new text endin the
DR-1941 area under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 103G.511 and 103G.515.

Sec. 30. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end