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HF 1068

4th Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/16/2014 03:57am

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for capital improvement
projects; modifying grant programs; authorizing the Housing Finance Agency to
issue housing infrastructure bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections
12A.16, subdivision 5; 174.50, subdivision 7; 174.52, subdivision 3; 240A.09;
462A.37, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions.

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
general fund to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for public purposes.
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 15,000,000
new text end
new text begin Agriculture
new text end
new text begin 325,000
new text end
new text begin Administration
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin Public Safety
new text end
new text begin 225,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation
new text end
new text begin 51,743,000
new text end
new text begin Veterans Affairs
new text end
new text begin 225,000
new text end
new text begin Corrections
new text end
new text begin 18,000,000
new text end
new text begin Employment and Economic Development
new text end
new text begin 83,255,000
new text end
new text begin Public Facilities Authority
new text end
new text begin 22,275,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota Historical Society
new text end
new text begin 1,400,000
new text end
new text begin Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
new text end
new text begin 3,800,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 198,748,000
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 15,000,000
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 Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Flood Hazard Mitigation
new text end

new text begin 7,500,000
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.
new text end

new text begin (b) Levee projects, to the extent practical,
shall meet the state standard of three feet
above the 100-year flood elevation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Project priorities shall be determined by
the commissioner as appropriate and based
on need, and to the extent possible, address
needs in the Moorhead and Montevideo areas
first.
new text end

new text begin (d) This appropriation includes money
for the following county, township, and
municipal projects as prioritized by the
commissioner: Ada, Afton, Alvarado,
Argyle, Austin, Borup, Breckenridge,
Browntown, Climax, Crookston, Delano,
Granite Falls, Inver Grove Heights, Maynard,
Melrose, Minneota, Minnesota River Area II,
Montevideo, Moorhead, Newport, Nielsville,
Oakport Township, Oslo, Roseau, Rushford,
St. Vincent, South St. Paul, and Shelly.
new text end

new text begin (e) This appropriation includes money for the
following watershed projects: Cedar River
Watershed District; North Ottawa, Bois
de Sioux Watershed District; Quick, Two
Rivers Watershed District; Redpath, Bois de
Sioux Watershed District; Roseau Wildlife
Management Area, Roseau River Watershed
District; and Shell Rock Watershed District.
new text end

new text begin (f) 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.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fountain Lake Restoration
new text end

new text begin 7,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Shell Rock River Watershed
District for sediment removal and cleanup
of Fountain Lake, including engineering,
design, permitting, and land acquisition for
deposit of removed sediment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAGRICULTURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 325,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of agriculture for a grant
to the Aitkin County Agricultural Society
to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip a shared food service building that
can be separated into three smaller food
preparation areas. This appropriation does
not require a nonstate contribution.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginADMINISTRATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for the
capital asset preservation and replacement
account in Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.632.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMINNESOTA AMATEUR SPORTS
COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin To the Minnesota Amateur Sports
Commission for grants to local government
units under Minnesota Statutes, section
240A.09, to improve indoor air quality or
eliminate R-22.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 225,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of public safety for a
grant to the city of Cyrus to acquire land for
and to predesign, design, construct, furnish,
and equip a facility to accommodate the city
hall with community meeting space and the
fire department. This appropriation does not
require a nonstate contribution.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginTRANSPORTATION
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 51,743,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Local Bridge Replacement and
Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin 20,743,000
new text end

new text begin To match federal money and to replace or
rehabilitate local deficient bridges as provided
in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50. To
the extent practicable, the commissioner
shall expend the funds as provided under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Local Road Improvement Fund
Grants
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) For construction and reconstruction
of local roads with statewide or regional
significance under Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.52, subdivision 4, or for grants to
counties to assist in paying the costs of rural
road safety capital improvement projects on
county state-aid highways under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4a.
new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation includes funding
for a grant to Ramsey County for the road
improvements related to the Twin Cities
Army Ammunition Plant redevelopment
project.
new text end

new text begin (c) Of this appropriation, $250,000 is for a
grant to Pine Lake Township in Otter Tail
County for improvements to Nitche Lake
Road between County Road 8 and County
Road 53 in Pine Lake Township.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Safe Routes to School
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.40, for infrastructure to increase safety
and convenience for children to walk or bike
to school.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginVETERANS AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 225,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for a
grant to Edina to design and construct the All
Veterans Memorial in the city of Edina, in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
416.01. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of management and
budget has determined that at least an equal
amount has been committed to the project
from nonstate sources.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginCORRECTIONS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration to
design, construct, furnish, and equip phase
one of a new health services unit, a new
service corridor and security station leading
to the unit, and a mechanical building to serve
the new health unit and associated utility
infrastructure systems and site work; and to
design phase two consisting of new intake,
warehouse, and loading dock buildings
associated utility infrastructure systems and
sitework and all associated repurposing,
including asbestos and hazardous materials
abatement of interior spaces that were
formally used for the occupancies being
moved to the new phase one and two
buildings at the Minnesota Correctional
Facility in St. Cloud.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
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 83,255,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of employment and
economic development for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Innovative Business Development
Public Infrastructure Grant Program
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.435.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duluth - NorShor Theatre
new text end

new text begin 6,950,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Duluth Economic
Development Authority to design,
construct, furnish, and equip certain public
improvements, including skyway access from
adjacent public parking, interior circulation,
street and utility upgrades, the connection
between the skyway and street levels,
handicapped access, and the restoration of
the lobby, entrance, and marquee, as part of
the restoration and to enhance and provide
public access to the historic NorShor Theatre.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
has determined that at least $13,900,000
has been committed to the project from
nonstate sources and that sufficient nonstate
funds are available to complete the project.
Funds invested in the project by an investor
receiving an assignment of state historic
tax credits pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
section 290.0681, are nonstate funds for
purposes of this requirement. Due to the
integrated nature of the overall development,
public bidding shall not be required.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duluth - Spirit Mountain Recreation
Area
new text end

new text begin 3,400,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Duluth for the
Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority
to acquire easements, licenses, and other
interests in real property and to engineer,
design, permit, and construct works and
systems to transport water from the St. Louis
River estuary for commercial and industrial
use. This appropriation is not available until
the commissioner of management and budget
determines that at least $1,100,000 has been
committed to the project from nonstate
sources. Expenditures made on or after
September 1, 2011, for this project shall count
toward the match from nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Duluth - Wade Stadium
new text end

new text begin 2,300,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Duluth to design,
construct, furnish, and equip improvements
to Wade Stadium, including the stadium walls
and facade, grandstand, lighting, concession
facilities and field, with proper drainage, for
a ballpark and public outdoor events facility.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that at least an equal amount
is committed to the project from nonstate
sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Hermantown; Regional Health and
Wellness Center
new text end

new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Hermantown
to study, plan, and predesign a health
and wellness center to meet the needs of
the multigenerational population in the
region. The facility will be located on the
Hermantown School District campus and
may be operated in collaboration with the
Young Men's Christian Association. This
appropriation does not require a local match.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Lake Superior - Poplar River Water
District
new text end

new text begin 1,110,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Lake Superior-Poplar
River Water District to acquire interests in
real property, engineer, design, permit, and
construct infrastructure to transport and treat
water from Lake Superior through the Poplar
River Valley to serve domestic, irrigation,
commercial, stock watering, and industrial
water users. This appropriation does not
require a nonstate match.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Mankato - Arena and Events Center
Auditorium
new text end

new text begin 14,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Mankato to design,
construct, furnish, and equip an addition to
and renovate existing space, and for other
improvements of a capital nature to the
Minnesota State University Arena and Event
Center Auditorium. This appropriation is
not available until the commissioner of
management and budget determines that at
least $14,500,000 has been committed to
the project from nonstate sources. Amounts
expended by the city of Mankato for project
costs since March 1, 2013, shall count toward
the matching requirement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Rochester - Mayo Civic Center
Complex
new text end

new text begin 35,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Rochester to design,
construct, furnish, and equip the renovation
and expansion of the Mayo Civic Center
complex and related infrastructure, including
but not limited to skyway access, lighting,
parking, and landscaping. This appropriation
is not available until the commissioner of
management and budget has determined that
at least an equal amount has been committed
to the project from nonstate sources.
Amounts expended by the city of Rochester
for project costs since July 1, 2013, shall
count toward the matching requirement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Sandstone - Business Park
new text end

new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Sandstone to design
and construct necessary public infrastructure
to open a planned business park to serve
a major tenant in Sandstone, Pine County.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that at least an equal amount
is committed to the project from nonstate
sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin St. Cloud - River's Edge Convention
Center
new text end

new text begin 11,560,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of St. Cloud to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip an expansion of the River's Edge
Convention Center, including a parking
facility and pedestrian skyway connection.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that at least $10,100,000 has
been committed to the project from nonstate
sources. Amounts expended by the city of St.
Cloud for project costs since July 1, 2010,
shall count toward the matching requirement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin St. Paul - Minnesota Children's
Museum
new text end

new text begin 7,485,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip an
expansion and renovation of the Minnesota
Children's Museum. The expansion and
exhibit upgrades should incorporate the
latest research on early learning, allow for
new state-of-the art education facilities, and
increase the capacity of visitors to galleries
and programming areas. This appropriation
is not available until the commissioner of
management and budget has determined that
at least an equal amount has been committed
from nonstate sources. Amounts expended
for this project by nonstate sources since
October 1, 2010, shall count toward the
nonstate match.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
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 22,275,000
new text end

new text begin To the Public Facilities Authority for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Lewis and Clark Joint Powers Board
new text end

new text begin 22,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Lewis and Clark Joint
Powers Board to acquire land or interests
in land for, and to design, engineer, and
construct pipeline and other facilities and
infrastructure necessary for phase I of the
Lewis and Clark Regional Water System
project, and the extension to Magnolia, if
possible. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of management and
budget determines: (1) that the construction
and administration for work done on
the project will comply with all federal
requirements and regulations associated with
the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System
Act of 2000, and the cooperative agreement
between the United States Department of
the Interior; and (2) that a nonstate match,
including local and federal dollars, of at least
$5,000,000 is committed to the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Oslo Water Infrastructure Study
new text end

new text begin 275,000
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $200,000 is for a grant
to the city of Oslo for a water infrastructure
study and $75,000 is for a grant to the Middle
Snake Tamarac Watershed District for a Red
River of the North floodway hydraulic study
for the Oslo area.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginMINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,400,000
new text end

new text begin To the Minnesota Historical Society to be
allocated to county and local jurisdictions
as matching money for historic preservation
projects of a capital nature, as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 138.0525.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginIRON RANGE RESOURCES AND
REHABILITATION BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,800,000
new text end

new text begin To the Iron Range Resources and
Rehabilitation Board to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a new multiuse,
year-round event center at Giants Ridge
that will replace the existing facility. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that at least an equal amount has
been committed to the project from other
sources.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.16, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Waivers authorized.

The requirements of section 174.50, subdivisions 5deleted text begin,
6, 6a, and
deleted text endnew text begin tonew text end 7, are waived for grants under subdivision 3.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Bridge grant program deleted text beginrequirementsdeleted text end; rulemaking.

(a) The commissioner
of transportation shall develop rules, procedures for application for grants, conditions of
grant administration, standards, and criterianew text begin as provided under subdivision 6new text end, including
bridge specifications, in cooperation with road authorities of political subdivisions, for use
in the administration of funds appropriated to the commissioner and for the administration
of grants to subdivisions.

(b) The maximum use of standardized bridges is encouraged. Regardless of the size
of the existing bridge, a bridge or replacement bridge is eligible for assistance from the
state transportation fund if a hydrological survey indicates that the bridge or replacement
bridge must be ten feet or more in length.

(c) As part of the standards or rules, the commissioner shall, in consultation with
local road authorities, establish a minimum distance between any two bridges that cross
over the same river, stream, or waterway, so that only one of the bridges is eligible for a
grant under this section. As appropriate, the commissioner may establish exceptions from
the minimum distance requirement or procedures for obtaining a variance.

(d) new text beginPolitical subdivisions may use grants made under this section to construct or
reconstruct bridges, including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) matching federal aid grants to construct or reconstruct key bridges;
new text end

new text begin (2) paying the costs to abandon an existing bridge that is deficient and in need of
replacement but where no replacement will be made; and
new text end

new text begin (3) paying the costs to construct a road or street to facilitate the abandonment of
an existing bridge if the commissioner determines that the bridge is deficient, and that
construction of the road or street is more economical than replacement of the existing
bridge.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endFunds appropriated to the commissioner from the Minnesota state transportation
fund shall be segregated from the highway tax user distribution fund and other funds
created by article XIV of the Minnesota Constitution.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.52, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Advisory committee.

(a) The commissioner shall establish deleted text beginandeleted text endnew text begin a local road
improvement program
new text end advisory committee consisting of five members, including:

(1) one county commissioner;

(2) one county engineer;

(3) one city engineer;

(4) one city council member or city administrator representing a city with a
population over 5,000; and

(5) one city council member or city administrator representing a city with a
population under 5,000.

new text begin (b)new text end The advisory committee shall provide recommendations to the commissioner
regarding expenditures from the deleted text begintrunk highway corridor projects accountdeleted text endnew text begin accounts
established in this section
new text end.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the committee does not expire.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 240A.09, is amended to read:


240A.09 PLAN DEVELOPMENT; CRITERIA.

The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission shall develop a plan to promote the
development of proposals for new statewide public ice facilities including proposals for
ice centers and matching grants based on the criteria in this section.

(a) For ice center proposals, the commission will give priority to proposals that
come from more than one local government unit. Institutions of higher education are not
eligible to receive a grant.

new text begin (b) The commission must give priority to grant applications for indoor air quality
improvements and projects that eliminate R-22. For purposes of this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "indoor air quality improvements" means: (i) renovation or replacement of
heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in existing indoor ice arenas whose ice
resurfacing and ice edging equipment are not powered by electricity in order to reduce
concentrations of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide; and (ii) acquisition of zero
emission ice resurfacing and ice edging equipment. The new or renovated systems
may include continuous electronic air monitoring devices to automatically activate the
ventilation systems when the concentration of carbon monoxide or nitrogen dioxide
reaches a predetermined level; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "projects that eliminate R-22," means replacement of ice making systems in
existing public facilities that use R-22 as a refrigerant, with systems that use alternative
non-ozone-depleting refrigerants.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end In the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, the
commission is encouraged to give priority to the following proposals:

(1) proposals for construction of two or more ice sheets in a single new facility;

(2) proposals for construction of an additional sheet of ice at an existing ice center;

(3) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice as part of a sports complex
with multiple sports facilities; and

(4) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice that will be expanded to a
two-sheet facility in the future.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commission shall administer a site selection process for the ice centers.
The commission shall invite proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities.
A proposal for an ice center must include matching contributions including in-kind
contributions of land, access roadways and access roadway improvements, and necessary
utility services, landscaping, and parking.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Proposals for ice centers and matching grants must provide for meeting the
demand for ice time for female groups by offering up to 50 percent of prime ice time, as
needed, to female groups. For purposes of this section, prime ice time means the hours
of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays
and Sundays.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The location for all proposed facilities must be in areas of maximum
demonstrated interest and must maximize accessibility to an arterial highway.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end To the extent possible, all proposed facilities must be dispersed equitably,
must be located to maximize potential for full utilization and profitable operation, and
must accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for all ages.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end The commission may also use the money to upgrade current facilities, purchase
girls' ice time, or conduct amateur women's hockey and other ice sport tournaments.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants must be awarded to
communities in greater Minnesota.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end To the extent possible, technical assistance shall be provided to Minnesota
communities by the commission on ice arena planning, design, and operation, including
the marketing of ice timenew text begin and on projects described in paragraph (b)new text end.

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end A grant for new facilities may not exceed $250,000.

deleted text begin (k)deleted text endnew text begin (l)new text end The commission may make grants for rehabilitation and renovation. A
rehabilitation or renovation grant may not exceed deleted text begin$100,000deleted text endnew text begin $200,000new text end. Priority must be
given to grant applications for indoor air quality improvements, including zero emission
ice resurfacing equipmentnew text begin, and for projects that eliminate R-22new text end.

deleted text begin (l)deleted text endnew text begin (m)new text end Grant money may be used for ice centers designed for sports other than hockey.

deleted text begin (m)deleted text endnew text begin (n)new text end Grant money may be used to upgrade existing facilities to comply with the
bleacher safety requirements of section 326B.112.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 462A.37, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authorization.

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

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

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

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

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

(b) Among comparable proposals for permanent supportive housing, preference
shall be given to permanent supportive housing for new text beginveterans and other new text endindividuals or
families who:

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

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
bonds authorized in 2014 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Additional authorization. new text end

new text begin In addition to the amount authorized in
subdivision 2, the agency may issue up to $80,000,000 of housing infrastructure bonds in
one or more series to which the payments made under this section may be pledged.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Additional appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) The agency must certify annually to the
commissioner of management and budget the actual amount of annual debt service on
each series of bonds issued under subdivision 2a.
new text end

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

new text begin (c) The agency may pledge to the payment of the housing infrastructure bonds the
payments to be made by the state under this section.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginAMERICAN-MADE STEEL.
new text end

new text begin To the extent practicable, a public entity receiving an appropriation of public money
for a project in this act must ensure those facilities are built with American-made steel.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginWATER CONNECTION; CITY OF WORTHINGTON.
new text end

new text begin The commissioners of health, natural resources, and the Pollution Control Agency
shall issue the necessary permits and approvals to allow the city of Worthington to
continue to connect and receive water from Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water until the Lewis
and Clark Regional Water System project is able to provide water to the city. A person,
local unit of government, or other entity adding salt or a substance containing salt to water
pumped by Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water to treat it for nitrates shall not be subject to
a fine or other penalty for violations of wastewater discharge requirements as long as
Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water continues to take action to address wastewater discharge
noncompliance. This provision does not preclude state agencies from taking action other
than fines or penalties to resolve any wastewater discharge violations.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS GIVEN EFFECT ONCE.
new text end

new text begin Except for appropriations for the Flood Hazard Mitigation program, Minnesota
Children's Museum, the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, the local bridge
replacement program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, and to the local road
improvement fund grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, if an appropriation in
this act is enacted more than once in the 2014 legislative session for the same purpose, the
appropriation must be given effect only once. If the appropriations for the same purpose
are for different amounts, the lowest of the amounts is the one to be given effect.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall change the headnote for Minnesota Statutes, section
134.45, to "LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION GRANTS."
new text end

Sec. 25. 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