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HF 1183

Conference Committee Report - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/20/2013 11:24am

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1.2A bill for an act
1.3relating to state government; appropriating money from constitutionally dedicated
1.4legacy funds; modifying provisions of Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council;
1.5establishing certain land acquisition requirements; providing for agricultural
1.6water quality certification; modifying provisions for restoration evaluations;
1.7requiring use of certain standards for public water access sites; establishing
1.8Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; modifying certain
1.9metropolitan area regional park provisions; extending previous appropriation;
1.10modifying Clean Water Legacy Act; prohibiting sale and use of coal tar
1.11sealant; modifying Mississippi River corridor critical area program; modifying
1.12certain grant eligibility; requiring issuance of city license; authorizing certain
1.13expenditures; requiring recapture of certain funds previously appropriated;
1.14providing for reimbursement of certain costs; requiring reports;amending
1.15Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 3.9741, subdivision 3; 10A.01, subdivision 35;
1.1685.53, subdivision 2; 97A.056, subdivisions 3, 10, 11, by adding subdivisions;
1.17114D.15, by adding a subdivision; 114D.50, subdivisions 4, 6, by adding
1.18subdivisions; 116G.15, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 7; 129D.17, subdivision 2; 129D.19,
1.19subdivisions 1, 2; Laws 2001, chapter 193, section 10; Laws 2010, chapter 361,
1.20article 3, section 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
1.2117; 85; 114D; 116; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116.201.
1.22May 20, 2013
1.23The Honorable Paul Thissen
1.24Speaker of the House of Representatives
1.25The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas
1.26President of the Senate
1.27We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 1183 report that we have agreed upon
1.28the items in dispute and recommend as follows:
1.29That the Senate recede from its amendments and that H. F. No. 1183 be further
1.30amended as follows:
1.31Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.32"ARTICLE 1

2.1The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
2.2agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
2.3outdoor heritage fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014"
2.4and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are
2.5available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The
2.6first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. The "biennium" is
2.7fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
Available for the Year
Ending June 30

Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
2.14This appropriation is from the outdoor
2.15heritage fund. The amounts that may be
2.16spent for each purpose are specified in the
2.17following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.Prairies
(a) Grasslands for the Future
2.20$2,000,000 in the first year is to the Board of
2.21Water and Soil Resources for a pilot project
2.22to acquire permanent conservation easements
2.23on grasslands in cooperation with the
2.24Minnesota Land Trust and the Conservation
2.25Fund. Up to $1,850,000 may be used
2.26for agreements with the Minnesota Land
2.27Trust to acquire permanent conservation
2.28easements and up to $75,000 may be used
2.29for establishing monitoring and enforcement
2.30funds with the Minnesota Land Trust and
2.31the Board of Water and Soil Resources,
2.32as approved in the accomplishment plan
2.33and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
2.3497A.056, subdivision 17. Up to $75,000
3.1may be used for an agreement with the
3.2Conservation Fund for professional services.
3.3Easements funded under this appropriation
3.4are not subject to emergency haying and
3.5grazing orders. Any net proceeds accruing to
3.6a project partner from real estate transactions
3.7related to this project must be used for the
3.8purposes outlined in this appropriation. A
3.9list of permanent conservation easements
3.10must be provided as part of the required
3.11accomplishment plan.
(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Program - Phase V
3.14$7,960,000 in the first year is to the
3.15commissioner of natural resources for an
3.16agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
3.17land in fee for wildlife management purposes
3.18under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
3.19subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
3.20acquisitions must be provided as part of the
3.21required accomplishment plan.
(c) DNR Wildlife Management Area, Scientific
and Natural Area, and Native Prairie Bank
Easement - Phase V
3.25$4,940,000 in the first year is to the
3.26commissioner of natural resources to
3.27acquire land in fee for wildlife management
3.28purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.2986A.05, subdivision 8; acquire land in fee
3.30for scientific and natural area purposes
3.31under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
3.32subdivision 5; and acquire native prairie
3.33bank easements under Minnesota Statutes,
3.34section 84.96. Up to $42,000 is for
3.35establishing a monitoring and enforcement
3.36fund, as approved in the accomplishment
4.1plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
4.2section 97A.056, subdivision 17, for native
4.3prairie bank easements. A list of proposed
4.4land and permanent conservation easement
4.5acquisitions must be provided as part of the
4.6required accomplishment plan.
(d) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
4.9$5,310,000 in the first year is to the
4.10commissioner of natural resources for an
4.11agreement with The Nature Conservancy
4.12to acquire native prairie, wetland, and
4.13savanna and restore and enhance grasslands,
4.14wetlands, and savanna. A list of proposed
4.15land acquisitions must be provided as part of
4.16the required accomplishment plan. Annual
4.17income statements and balance sheets for
4.18income and expenses from land acquired
4.19with this appropriation must be submitted to
4.20the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
4.21no later than 180 days following the close of
4.22The Nature Conservancy's fiscal year.
(e) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water -
Phase III
4.25$3,520,000 in the first year is to the Board
4.26of Water and Soil Resources to acquire
4.27permanent conservation easements to protect
4.28and enhance habitat by expanding clean
4.29water fund riparian wildlife buffers on private
4.30land. Up to $120,000 is for establishing
4.31a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
4.32approved in the accomplishment plan and
4.33subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
4.3497A.056, subdivision 17. Easements funded
4.35under this appropriation are not subject to
4.36emergency haying and grazing orders. A list
5.1of permanent conservation easements must
5.2be provided as part of the final report.
(f) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase III
5.5$1,780,000 in the first year is to the
5.6commissioner of natural resources for an
5.7agreement with Trust for Public Land to
5.8acquire and restore lands in the Cannon River
5.9watershed for wildlife management purposes
5.10under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
5.11subdivision 8, or aquatic management area
5.12purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections
5.1386A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. A list of
5.14proposed land acquisitions must be provided
5.15as part of the required accomplishment plan.
(g) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase V
5.18$2,220,000 in the first year is to the
5.19commissioner of natural resources to
5.20accelerate the restoration and enhancement
5.21of wildlife management areas, scientific
5.22and natural areas, and land under native
5.23prairie bank easements. A list of proposed
5.24land restorations and enhancements
5.25must be provided as part of the required
5.26accomplishment plan.
Subd. 3.Forests
(a) Young Forest Conservation
5.29$1,180,000 in the first year is to the
5.30commissioner of natural resources for
5.31an agreement with the American Bird
5.32Conservancy to acquire lands in fee to be
5.33added to the wildlife management area system
5.34under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
5.35subdivision 8, and to restore and enhance
6.1habitat on publicly protected land. A list of
6.2proposed land acquisitions must be provided
6.3as part of the required accomplishment plan.
(b) Camp Ripley Partnership - Phase III
6.5$1,150,000 in the first year is to the Board of
6.6Water and Soil Resources and $300,000 in
6.7the first year is to the Department of Natural
6.8Resources to acquire land in fee to be added
6.9to the wildlife management area system
6.10under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
6.11subdivision 8, and to acquire permanent
6.12conservation easements on lands adjacent
6.13to the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers
6.14and within the boundaries of the Minnesota
6.15National Guard Army Compatible Use
6.16Buffer. Of the amount appropriated to the
6.17Board of Water and Soil Resources, $49,900
6.18is for a grant to the Morrison County Soil
6.19and Water Conservation District and up to
6.20$33,600 is for establishing a monitoring
6.21and enforcement fund, as approved in
6.22the accomplishment plan and subject to
6.23Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
6.24subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
6.25acquisitions and permanent conservation
6.26easements must be provided as part of the
6.27required accomplishment plan.
(c) Northeastern Minnesota Sharp-Tailed
Grouse Habitat Program - Phase IV
6.30$1,180,000 in the first year is to the
6.31commissioner of natural resources for
6.32an agreement with Pheasants Forever in
6.33cooperation with the Minnesota Sharp-Tailed
6.34Grouse Society to acquire and enhance
6.35lands in Aitkin, Carlton, and Kanabec
7.1Counties for wildlife management purposes
7.2under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
7.3subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
7.4acquisitions must be provided as part of the
7.5required accomplishment plan.
(d) Protect Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass
County - Phase IV
7.8$500,000 in the first year is to the
7.9commissioner of natural resources for an
7.10agreement with Cass County to acquire land
7.11in fee in Cass County for forest wildlife
7.12habitat or to prevent forest fragmentation.
7.13A list of proposed land acquisitions
7.14must be provided as part of the required
7.15accomplishment plan.
(e) Critical Shoreline Habitat Protection
Program - Phase II
7.18$820,000 in the first year is to the
7.19commissioner of natural resources for
7.20an agreement with the Minnesota Land
7.21Trust to acquire permanent conservation
7.22easements along rivers and lakes in the
7.23northern forest region. Up to $160,000 is for
7.24establishing a monitoring and enforcement
7.25fund, as approved in the accomplishment
7.26plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
7.27section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of
7.28proposed permanent conservation easements
7.29must be provided as part of the required
7.30accomplishment plan.
(f) Minnesota Moose Habitat Collaborative -
Phase II
7.33$2,000,000 in the first year is to the
7.34commissioner of natural resources for an
7.35agreement with the Minnesota Deer Hunters
8.1Association to restore and enhance public
8.2forest lands in the northern forest region
8.3for moose habitat purposes. A list of
8.4proposed land restoration and enhancements
8.5must be provided as part of the required
8.6accomplishment plan.
Subd. 4.Wetlands
(a) Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands Reserve
Program Partnership - Phase V
8.10$13,390,000 in the first year is to the Board
8.11of Soil and Water Resources to acquire
8.12permanent conservation easements and
8.13restore wetlands and associated upland
8.14habitat in cooperation with the United
8.15States Department of Agriculture Wetlands
8.16Reserve Program and Ducks Unlimited,
8.17including $1,000,000 for an agreement
8.18with Ducks Unlimited to provide technical
8.19and bioengineering assistance. Up to
8.20$120,000 is for establishing a monitoring
8.21and enforcement fund, as approved in
8.22the accomplishment plan and subject to
8.23Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
8.24subdivision 17. A list of permanent
8.25conservation easements must be provided as
8.26part of the final report.
(b) Accelerating Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition - Phase V
8.29$6,830,000 in the first year is to the
8.30commissioner of natural resources for an
8.31agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
8.32land in fee to be designated and managed as
8.33waterfowl production areas in Minnesota,
8.34in cooperation with the United States Fish
8.35and Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land
9.1acquisitions must be provided as part of the
9.2required accomplishment plan.
(c) Living Shallow Lakes and Wetland
Initiative - Phase III
9.5$3,530,000 in the first year is to the
9.6commissioner of natural resources for an
9.7agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
9.8land in fee for wildlife management purposes
9.9under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
9.10subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
9.11acquisitions must be provided as part of the
9.12required accomplishment plan.
(d) Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Program
- Phase II
9.15$1,630,000 in the first year is to the Board
9.16of Water and Soil Resources to acquire
9.17in fee wild rice lake shoreland habitat
9.18for native wild rice bed protection and to
9.19acquire permanent conservation easements
9.20in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited. Of
9.21this amount, $100,000 is for an agreement
9.22with Ducks Unlimited for acquisition of land
9.23or interests in land to protect native wild
9.24rice beds. Up to $48,000 is for establishing
9.25a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
9.26approved in the accomplishment plan and
9.27subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
9.2897A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
9.29land acquisitions must be included as part of
9.30the required accomplishment plan.
(e) Wetland Habitat Program
9.32$1,980,000 in the first year is to the
9.33commissioner of natural resources for an
9.34agreement with the Minnesota Land Trust to
9.35acquire permanent conservation easements
10.1in high-priority wetland complexes in
10.2the prairie and forest/prairie transition
10.3regions. Up to $280,000 is for establishing
10.4a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
10.5approved in the accomplishment plan and
10.6subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
10.797A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
10.8land acquisitions must be included as part of
10.9the required accomplishment plan.
(f) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands
Enhancement - Phase V
10.12$1,790,000 in the first year is to the
10.13commissioner of natural resources to
10.14enhance and restore shallow lakes, including
10.15$210,000 for an agreement with Ducks
10.16Unlimited to help implement restorations
10.17and enhancements. A list of proposed
10.18land restorations and enhancements
10.19must be provided as part of the required
10.20accomplishment plan.
(g) Pelican Lake Enhancement
10.22$2,000,000 in the first year is to the
10.23commissioner of natural resources for an
10.24agreement with Ducks Unlimited to construct
10.25a gravity outlet, water control structure, and
10.26pump station lift to enhance aquatic habitat
10.27in Pelican Lake in Wright County. A list of
10.28proposed land restoration and enhancements
10.29must be included as part of the required
10.30accomplishment plan.
Subd. 5.Habitats
(a) DNR Aquatic Habitat - Phase V
10.33$5,250,000 in the first year is to the
10.34commissioner of natural resources to
11.1acquire interests in land in fee for aquatic
11.2management purposes under Minnesota
11.3Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14,
11.4and 97C.02, and to restore and enhance
11.5aquatic habitat. A list of proposed
11.6land acquisitions and restorations and
11.7enhancements must be provided as part of
11.8the required accomplishment plan.
(b) Habitat Protection in Dakota County -
Phase IV
11.11$4,100,000 in the first year is to the
11.12commissioner of natural resources for an
11.13agreement with Dakota County to acquire,
11.14restore, and enhance lands in Dakota County
11.15for fish and wildlife management purposes
11.16under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
11.17subdivision 8, or aquatic management area
11.18purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections
11.1986A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, and to
11.20acquire permanent conservation easements
11.21and restore and enhance habitats in rivers
11.22and lake watersheds in Dakota County. Up
11.23to $60,000 is for establishing a monitoring
11.24and enforcement fund, as approved in
11.25the accomplishment plan and subject to
11.26Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
11.27subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
11.28acquisitions and permanent conservation
11.29easements must be provided as part of the
11.30required accomplishment plan.
(c) Root River Protection and Restoration
11.32$2,750,000 in the first year is to the
11.33commissioner of natural resources for
11.34agreements to acquire land in fee for
11.35scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
12.1Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 5, and
12.2for state forest purposes under Minnesota
12.3Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 7,
12.4and to acquire permanent conservation
12.5easements as follows: $2,122,000 to The
12.6Nature Conservancy and $628,000 to the
12.7Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $100,000 is for
12.8establishing a monitoring and enforcement
12.9fund, as approved in the accomplishment
12.10plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
12.11section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list
12.12of proposed acquisitions and permanent
12.13conservation easements must be provided as
12.14part of the required accomplishment plan.
(d) Metro Big Rivers Habitat - Phase IV
12.16$1,720,000 in the first year is to the
12.17commissioner of natural resources for
12.18agreements to acquire land in fee and as
12.19permanent conservation easements and
12.20to restore and enhance natural systems
12.21associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota,
12.22and St. Croix Rivers as follows: $450,000
12.23to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife
12.24Refuge Trust, Inc.; $160,000 to the Friends
12.25of the Mississippi; $210,000 to the Great
12.26River Greening; $450,000 to the Minnesota
12.27Land Trust; and $450,000 to the Trust
12.28for Public Land. Up to $80,000 is for
12.29establishing a monitoring and enforcement
12.30fund, as approved in the accomplishment
12.31plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
12.32section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of
12.33proposed land acquisitions and permanent
12.34conservation easements must be provided as
12.35part of the required accomplishment plan.
(e) Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
13.2$1,000,000 in the first year is to the Board
13.3of Regents of the University of Minnesota
13.4to acquire land in fee surrounding Lake
13.5Tamarack in Carver County to be added to
13.6the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A land
13.7description must be provided as part of the
13.8required accomplishment plan.
(f) Lower Mississippi River Habitat
Partnership - Phase III
13.11$1,710,000 in the first year is to the
13.12commissioner of natural resources to
13.13enhance aquatic habitat. Of this amount,
13.14$450,000 is for an agreement with the
13.15United States Fish and Wildlife Service
13.16to enhance aquatic habitat in the lower
13.17Mississippi River watershed. A list of
13.18proposed land restorations and enhancements
13.19must be provided as part of the required
13.20accomplishment plan.
(g) Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement -
Phase V
13.23$2,470,000 in the first year is to the
13.24commissioner of natural resources for an
13.25agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited
13.26to restore and enhance coldwater river and
13.27stream habitats in Minnesota. A list of
13.28proposed land restorations and enhancements
13.29must be provided as part of the required
13.30accomplishment plan.
(h) Albert Lea Lake Management and Invasive
Species Control Structure - Phase III
13.33$1,127,000 in the first year is to the
13.34commissioner of natural resources for
13.35an agreement with the Shell Rock River
14.1Watershed District to construct structural
14.2deterrents and lake level controls to enhance
14.3aquatic habitat on Albert Lea Lake in
14.4Freeborn County. A list of proposed
14.5land restorations and enhancements
14.6must be provided as part of the required
14.7accomplishment plan.
(i) Metropolitan Regional Parks Wildlife
Habitat Protection and Restoration
14.10$6,300,000 in the first year is to the
14.11Metropolitan Council for grants to restore
14.12and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and
14.13habitat for fish, game, and wildlife in the
14.14metropolitan regional parks system.
14.15Funded projects must implement priority
14.16natural resource management plan
14.17components of regional park master plans
14.18approved by the Metropolitan Council.
(j) Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners
Grant Program - Phase V
14.21$6,860,000 is for the outdoor heritage
14.22conservation partners program. Of this
14.23amount, $3,860,000 in the first year is
14.24to the commissioner of natural resources
14.25for a program to provide competitive,
14.26matching grants of up to $400,000 to local,
14.27regional, state, and national organizations
14.28for enhancing, restoring, or protecting
14.29forests, wetlands, prairies, and habitat for
14.30fish, game, or wildlife in Minnesota. Grants
14.31shall not be made for activities required to
14.32fulfill the duties of owners of lands subject
14.33to conservation easements. Grants shall not
14.34be made from this appropriation for projects
14.35that have a total project cost exceeding
15.1$575,000. Of this appropriation, $366,000
15.2may be spent for personnel costs and other
15.3direct and necessary administrative costs.
15.4Grantees may acquire land or interests in
15.5land. Easements must be permanent. Land
15.6acquired in fee must be open to hunting
15.7and fishing during the open season unless
15.8otherwise provided by state law. The
15.9program shall require a match of at least ten
15.10percent from nonstate sources for all grants.
15.11The match may be cash or in-kind resources.
15.12For grant applications of $25,000 or less,
15.13the commissioner shall provide a separate,
15.14simplified application process. Subject to
15.15Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner of
15.16natural resources shall, when evaluating
15.17projects of equal value, give priority to
15.18organizations that have a history of receiving
15.19or charter to receive private contributions
15.20for local conservation or habitat projects. If
15.21acquiring land or a conservation easement,
15.22priority shall be given to projects associated
15.23with existing wildlife management areas
15.24under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
15.25subdivision 8; scientific and natural areas
15.26under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033
15.27and 86A.05, subdivision 5; and aquatic
15.28management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
15.29sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02.
15.30All restoration or enhancement projects
15.31must be on land permanently protected by a
15.32conservation easement or public ownership
15.33or in public waters as defined in Minnesota
15.34Statutes, section 103G.005, subdivision
15.3515. Priority shall be given to restoration
15.36and enhancement projects on public lands.
16.1Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
16.2subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded
16.3under this paragraph. This appropriation is
16.4available until June 30, 2017. No less than
16.5five percent of the amount of each grant
16.6must be held back from reimbursement until
16.7the grant recipient has completed a grant
16.8accomplishment report by the deadline and
16.9in the form prescribed by and satisfactory to
16.10the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
16.11The commissioner shall provide notice of
16.12the grant program in the game and fish law
16.13summaries that are prepared under Minnesota
16.14Statutes, section 97A.051, subdivision 2.
16.15Of this amount, $3,000,000 is for aquatic
16.16invasive species grants to tribal and local
16.17governments with a delegation agreement
16.18under Minnesota Statutes, section 84D.105,
16.19subdivision 2, paragraph (g), for education,
16.20inspection, and decontamination activities
16.21at public water access, and other sites. Up
16.22to four percent of this appropriation may be
16.23used to administer the grants.
Subd. 6.Administration
(a) Contract Management
16.26$175,000 in the first year is to the
16.27commissioner of natural resources for
16.28contract management duties assigned in this
16.29section. The commissioner shall provide an
16.30accomplishment plan in the form specified by
16.31the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
16.32on the expenditure of this appropriation.
16.33The accomplishment plan must include
16.34a copy of the grant contract template
16.35and reimbursement manual. No money
17.1may be expended prior to Lessard-Sams
17.2Outdoor Heritage Council approval of the
17.3accomplishment plan.
(b) Legislative Coordinating Commission
17.5$468,000 in the first year is to the Legislative
17.6Coordinating Commission for administrative
17.7expenses of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
17.8Heritage Council and for compensation and
17.9expense reimbursement of council members.
17.10Funds in this appropriation are available until
17.11June 30, 2015. Minnesota Statutes, section
17.1216A.281, applies to this appropriation.
(c) Technical Evaluation Panel
17.14$45,000 in the first year is to the
17.15commissioner of natural resources for a
17.16technical evaluation panel to conduct up to
17.17ten restoration evaluations under Minnesota
17.18Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10.
(d) High-Priority Pre-Transaction Service
Acceleration for Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council
17.22$50,000 in the first year is to the
17.23commissioner of natural resources to provide
17.24land acquisition pre-transaction services
17.25including, but not limited to, appraisals,
17.26surveys, or title research for acquisition
17.27proposals under consideration by the
17.28Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. A
17.29list of activities must be included in the final
17.30accomplishment plan.
(e) Legacy Web Site
17.32$15,000 the first year is for the Legislative
17.33Coordinating Commission for the Web site
18.1required in Minnesota Statutes, section
18.23.303, subdivision 10.
Subd. 7.Availability of Appropriation
18.4Money appropriated in this section may
18.5not be spent on activities unless they are
18.6directly related to and necessary for a
18.7specific appropriation and are specified in
18.8the accomplishment plan approved by the
18.9Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
18.10Money appropriated in this section must
18.11not be spent on indirect costs or other
18.12institutional overhead charges that are not
18.13directly related to and necessary for a specific
18.14appropriation. Unless otherwise provided,
18.15the amounts in this section are available
18.16until June 30, 2016. For acquisition of real
18.17property, the amounts in this section are
18.18available until June 30, 2017, if a binding
18.19agreement with a landowner or purchase
18.20agreement is entered into by June 30, 2016,
18.21and closed no later than June 30, 2017. Funds
18.22for restoration or enhancement are available
18.23until June 30, 2018, or four years after
18.24acquisition, whichever is later, in order to
18.25complete initial restoration or enhancement
18.26work. If a project receives federal funds, the
18.27time period of the appropriation is extended
18.28to equal the availability of federal funding.
18.29Funds appropriated for fee title acquisition
18.30of land may be used to restore, enhance, and
18.31provide for public use of the land acquired
18.32with the appropriation. Public use facilities
18.33must have a minimal impact on habitat in
18.34acquired lands.
Subd. 8.Payment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
19.1All agreements referred to in this section must
19.2be administered on a reimbursement basis
19.3unless otherwise provided in this section.
19.4Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
19.516A.41, expenditures directly related
19.6to each appropriation's purpose made
19.7on or after July 1, 2013, or the date of
19.8accomplishment plan approval, whichever is
19.9later, are eligible for reimbursement unless
19.10otherwise provided in this section. For the
19.11purposes of administering appropriations
19.12and legislatively authorized agreements
19.13paid out of the outdoor heritage fund, an
19.14expense must be considered reimbursable
19.15by the administering agency when the
19.16recipient presents the agency with an invoice
19.17or binding agreement with the landowner
19.18and the recipient attests that the goods have
19.19been received or the landowner agreement
19.20is binding. Periodic reimbursement must
19.21be made upon receiving documentation that
19.22the items articulated in the accomplishment
19.23plan approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
19.24Heritage Council have been achieved,
19.25including partial achievements as evidenced
19.26by progress reports approved by the
19.27Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
19.28Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
19.29projects to accommodate cash flow needs,
19.30support future management of acquired
19.31lands, or match a federal share. The
19.32advances must be approved as part of the
19.33accomplishment plan. Capital equipment
19.34expenditures for specific items in excess of
19.35$10,000 must be itemized in and approved as
19.36part of the accomplishment plan.
Subd. 9.Mapping
20.2Each direct recipient of money appropriated
20.3in this section, as well as each recipient of
20.4a grant awarded pursuant to this section,
20.5must provide geographic information to
20.6the Department of Natural Resources for
20.7mapping any lands acquired in fee with
20.8funds appropriated in this section and open
20.9to public taking of fish and game. The
20.10commissioner of natural resources shall
20.11include the lands acquired in fee with
20.12money appropriated in this section on maps
20.13showing public recreation opportunities.
20.14Maps shall include information on and
20.15acknowledgement of the outdoor heritage
20.16fund, including a notation of any restrictions.
Subd. 10.Appropriations Carryforward; Fee
Title Acquisition
20.19The availability of the appropriation for the
20.20following project is extended to July 1, 2015:
20.21Laws 2010, chapter 361, article 1, section
20.222, subdivision 5, paragraph (h), Washington
20.23County St. Croix River Land Protection, and
20.24the appropriation may be spent on acquisition
20.25of land in fee title to protect habitat associated
20.26with the St. Croix River Valley. A list of
20.27proposed acquisitions must be provided as
20.28part of the accomplishment plan.

20.30The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, in consultation with the house of
20.31representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment
20.32and natural resources and the outdoor heritage fund, shall examine transitioning to a
20.33biennial recommendation process beginning with fiscal year 2016. The council shall
20.34submit its recommendations on the biennial process with its recommendations for outdoor
21.1heritage fund spending due January 1, 2014, to the chairs and ranking minority members
21.2of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over
21.3environment and natural resources and the outdoor heritage fund.


21.7The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
21.8agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
21.9clean water fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities
21.10under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and "2015"
21.11used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the
21.12fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal
21.13year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014
21.14and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
Available for the Year
Ending June 30

Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
21.21The amounts that may be spent for each
21.22purpose are specified in the following
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
21.25Money appropriated in this article may
21.26not be spent on activities unless they are
21.27directly related to and necessary for a
21.28specific appropriation. Money appropriated
21.29in this article must be spent in accordance
21.30with Minnesota Management and Budget's
21.31Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
21.32Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
21.33Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
21.34otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year
22.12014 appropriations are available until June
22.230, 2015, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations
22.3are available until June 30, 2016. If a project
22.4receives federal funds, the time period of
22.5the appropriation is extended to equal the
22.6availability of federal funding.

22.8(a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
22.9second year are to increase monitoring for
22.10pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
22.11water and groundwater and to use data
22.12collected to assess pesticide use practices.
22.13(b) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
22.14the second year are to increase monitoring
22.15and evaluate trends in the concentration of
22.16nitrates in groundwater in areas vulnerable
22.17to groundwater degradation, including a
22.18substantial increase of monitoring of private
22.19wells in cooperation with the commissioner
22.20of health, monitoring for pesticides when
22.21nitrates are detected, and promoting and
22.22evaluating regional and crop-specific
22.23nutrient best management practices to
22.24protect groundwater from degradation.
22.25Of this amount, $75,000 may be used for
22.26accelerating the update for the commercial
22.27manure applicator manual. This amount
22.28is to be matched with general funds. This
22.29appropriation is available until June 30, 2016,
22.30when the commissioner shall submit a report
22.31to the chairs and ranking minority members
22.32of the senate and house of representatives
22.33committees and divisions with jurisdiction
22.34over agriculture and environment and
22.35natural resources policy and finance on
23.1the expenditure of these funds, including
23.2the progress in preventing groundwater
23.3degradation and recommendations. By
23.4October 15, 2014, the commissioner shall
23.5submit an interim report to the chairs and
23.6ranking minority members of the senate and
23.7house of representatives committees and
23.8divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture
23.9and environment and natural resources policy
23.10and finance on the expenditure of these
23.11funds, including recommendations.
23.12(c) $200,000 the first year and $200,000
23.13the second year are for the agriculture best
23.14management practices loan program. At
23.15least $170,000 each year is for transfer
23.16to an agricultural and environmental
23.17revolving account created under Minnesota
23.18Statutes, section 17.117, subdivision 5a,
23.19and is available for pass-through to local
23.20government and lenders for low-interest
23.21loans under Minnesota Statutes, section
23.2217.117. Any unencumbered balance
23.23that is not used for pass-through to local
23.24governments does not cancel at the end of the
23.25first year and is available for the second year.
23.26(d) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
23.27the second year are for research, pilot
23.28projects, and technical assistance on
23.29proper implementation of best management
23.30practices and more precise information on
23.31nonpoint contributions to impaired waters.
23.32This appropriation is available until June 30,
23.34(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,100,000
23.35the second year are for research to quantify
24.1agricultural contributions to impaired waters
24.2and for development and evaluation of
24.3best management practices to protect and
24.4restore water resources while maintaining
24.5productivity. This appropriation is available
24.6until June 30, 2018.
24.7(f) $100,000 the first year and $150,000 the
24.8second year are for a research inventory
24.9database containing water-related research
24.10activities. Any information technology
24.11development or support or costs necessary
24.12for this research inventory database will be
24.13incorporated into the agency's service level
24.14agreement with and paid to the Office of
24.15Enterprise Technology. This appropriation is
24.16available until June 30, 2018.
24.17(g) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
24.18the second year are to implement a Minnesota
24.19agricultural water quality certification
24.20program. This appropriation is available
24.21until June 30, 2018.
24.22(h) $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the
24.23second year are to provide funding for a
24.24regional irrigation water quality specialist
24.25through University of Minnesota Extension.
24.26(i) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
24.27second year are to develop and implement
24.28a comprehensive, up-to-date instruction
24.29system for animal waste technicians who
24.30apply manure to the ground for hire.

24.32(a) $9,000,000 the first year and $9,000,000
24.33the second year are for the total maximum
24.34daily load grant program under Minnesota
25.1Statutes, section 446A.073. This
25.2appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
25.3(b) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
25.4the second year are for small community
25.5wastewater treatment grants and loans under
25.6Minnesota Statues, section 446A.075. This
25.7appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
25.8(c) If there are any uncommitted funds at
25.9the end of each fiscal year under paragraph
25.10(a) or (b), the Public Facilities Authority
25.11may transfer the remaining funds to eligible
25.12projects under any of the programs listed
25.13in this section based on their priority rank
25.14on the Pollution Control Agency's project
25.15priority list.

25.17(a) $7,600,000 the first year and $7,600,000
25.18the second year are for completion of 20
25.19percent of the needed statewide assessments
25.20of surface water quality and trends. Of this
25.21amount, $500,000 each year is to monitor and
25.22assess contaminants of emerging concern in
25.23groundwater and surface water, and $100,000
25.24each year is for grants to the Red River
25.25Watershed Management Board to enhance
25.26and expand the existing water quality and
25.27watershed monitoring river watch activities
25.28in the schools in the Red River of the North
25.29Watershed. The Red River Watershed
25.30Management Board shall provide a report to
25.31the commissioner of the Pollution Control
25.32Agency and the legislative committees and
25.33divisions with jurisdiction over environment
25.34and natural resources finance and policy and
26.1the clean water fund by February 15, 2015,
26.2on the expenditure of these funds.
26.3(b) $9,400,000 the first year and $9,400,000
26.4the second year are to develop watershed
26.5restoration and protection strategies
26.6(WRAPS), which include total maximum
26.7daily load (TMDL) studies and TMDL
26.8implementation plans for waters listed on
26.9the Unites States Environmental Protection
26.10Agency approved impaired waters list in
26.11accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter
26.12114D. The agency shall complete an average
26.13of ten percent of the TMDL's each year over
26.14the biennium.
26.15(c) $1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
26.16the second year are for groundwater
26.17assessment, including enhancing the
26.18ambient monitoring network, modeling, and
26.19evaluating trends, including the reassessment
26.20of groundwater that was assessed ten to 15
26.21years ago and found to be contaminated.
26.22By January 15, 2016, the commissioner
26.23shall submit a report with recommendations
26.24for reducing or preventing groundwater
26.25degradation from contaminants to the chairs
26.26and ranking minority members of the senate
26.27and house of representatives committees and
26.28divisions with jurisdiction over environment
26.29and natural resources policy and finance.
26.30(d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000
26.31the second year are for water quality
26.32improvements in the lower St. Louis River
26.33and Duluth harbor within the St. Louis River
26.34System Area of Concern. This appropriation
27.1must be matched at a rate of 65 percent
27.2nonstate money to 35 percent state money.
27.3(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
27.4the second year are for the clean water
27.5partnership program to provide grants
27.6to protect and improve the basins and
27.7watersheds of the state and provide financial
27.8and technical assistance to study waters
27.9with nonpoint source pollution problems.
27.10Priority shall be given to projects preventing
27.11impairments and degradation of lakes, rivers,
27.12streams, and groundwater in accordance
27.13with Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.20,
27.14subdivision 2, clause (4). Any balance
27.15remaining in the first year does not cancel
27.16and is available for the second year.
27.17(f) $275,000 the first year and $275,000 the
27.18second year are for storm water research and
27.20(g) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000
27.21the second year are for TMDL research and
27.22database development.
27.23(h) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
27.24the second year are to initiate development of
27.25a multiagency watershed database reporting
27.26portal. Any information technology
27.27development or support or costs necessary
27.28for this research inventory database will be
27.29incorporated into the agency's service level
27.30agreement with and paid to the Office of
27.31Enterprise Technology.
27.32(i) $900,000 the first year and $900,000
27.33the second year are for national pollutant
27.34discharge elimination system wastewater and
27.35storm water TMDL implementation efforts.
28.1(j) $3,250,000 the first year and $3,650,000
28.2the second year are for enhancing the
28.3county-level delivery systems for subsurface
28.4sewage treatment systems (SSTS) activities
28.5necessary to implement Minnesota Statutes,
28.6sections 115.55 and 115.56, for protection
28.7of groundwater, including base grants
28.8for all counties with SSTS programs and
28.9competitive grants to counties with specific
28.10plans to significantly reduce water pollution
28.11by reducing the number of systems that
28.12are an imminent threat to public health or
28.13safety or are otherwise failing. Counties that
28.14receive base grants must report the number
28.15of sewage noncompliant properties upgraded
28.16through SSTS replacement, connection to
28.17a centralized sewer system, or other means
28.18including property abandonment or buy-out.
28.19Counties also must report the number of
28.20compliance inspections of existing SSTS's
28.21conducted in areas under county jurisdiction.
28.22These required reports are to be part of
28.23established annual reporting for SSTS
28.24programs. Counties that conduct SSTS
28.25inventories or those with an ordinance in
28.26place that requires an SSTS to be inspected
28.27as a condition of transferring property or as a
28.28condition of obtaining a local permit shall be
28.29given priority for competitive grants under
28.30this paragraph. Of this amount, $750,000
28.31each year is available to counties for grants to
28.32low-income landowners to address systems
28.33that pose an imminent threat to public health
28.34or safety or fail to protect groundwater. A
28.35grant awarded under this paragraph may not
28.36exceed $500,000 for the biennium. A county
29.1receiving a grant under this paragraph must
29.2submit a report to the agency listing the
29.3projects funded, including an account of the
29.5(k) $1,500,000 the first year is for a
29.6competitive grant program for sewer projects
29.7that helps protect or restore the water quality
29.8of waters in any national park located in
29.9the state. Grants may be awarded to local
29.10government units and must be matched with
29.1125 percent non-clean-water-fund dollars.
29.12(l) $375,000 the first year and $375,000 the
29.13second year are for developing wastewater
29.14treatment system designs and practices
29.15and providing technical assistance. Of
29.16this amount, $145,000 each year is for
29.17transfer to the Board of Regents of the
29.18University of Minnesota to provide ongoing
29.19support for design teams with scientific
29.20and technical expertise pertaining to
29.21wastewater management and treatment
29.22that will include representatives from the
29.23University of Minnesota, Pollution Control
29.24Agency, and municipal wastewater utilities
29.25and other wastewater engineering experts.
29.26The design teams shall promote the use of
29.27new technology, designs, and practices to
29.28address existing and emerging wastewater
29.29treatment challenges, including the treatment
29.30of wastewater for reuse and the emergence
29.31of new and other unregulated contaminants.
29.32This appropriation is available until June 30,
29.34(m) $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the
29.35second year are to support activities of the
30.1Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
30.2Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
30.3(n) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
30.4section 16A.28, the appropriations
30.5encumbered on or before June 30, 2015,
30.6as grants or contracts in this section are
30.7available until June 30, 2018.

30.10(a) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
30.11the second year are for stream flow
30.12monitoring, including the installation of
30.13additional monitoring gauges, and monitoring
30.14necessary to determine the relationship
30.15between stream flow and groundwater.
30.16(b) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
30.17the second year are for lake Index of
30.18Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
30.19(c) $135,000 the first year and $135,000
30.20the second year are for assessing mercury
30.21contamination of fish, including monitoring
30.22to track the status of waters impaired by
30.23mercury and mercury reduction efforts over
30.25(d) $1,850,000 the first year and $1,850,000
30.26the second year are for developing targeted,
30.27science-based watershed restoration and
30.28protection strategies, including regional
30.29technical assistance for TMDL plans and
30.30development of a watershed assessment tool,
30.31in cooperation with the commissioner of the
30.32Pollution Control Agency. By January 15,
30.332016, the commissioner shall submit a report
30.34to the chairs and ranking minority members
31.1of the senate and house of representatives
31.2committees and divisions with jurisdiction
31.3over environment and natural resources
31.4policy and finance providing the outcomes
31.5to lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater
31.6achieved with this appropriation and
31.8(e) $1,375,000 the first year and $1,375,000
31.9the second year are for water supply planning,
31.10aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.
31.11(f) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
31.12the second year are for technical assistance
31.13to support local implementation of nonpoint
31.14source restoration and protection activities,
31.15including water quality protection in forested
31.17(g) $675,000 the first year and $675,000
31.18the second year are for applied research
31.19and tools, including watershed hydrologic
31.20modeling; maintaining and updating spatial
31.21data for watershed boundaries, streams, and
31.22water bodies and integrating high-resolution
31.23digital elevation data; assessing effectiveness
31.24of forestry best management practices for
31.25water quality; and developing an ecological
31.26monitoring database.
31.27(h) $615,000 the first year and $615,000
31.28the second year are for developing county
31.29geologic atlases.
31.30(i) $85,000 the first year is to develop design
31.31standards and best management practices
31.32for public water access sites to maintain and
31.33improve water quality by avoiding shoreline
31.34erosion and runoff.
32.1(j) $3,000,000 the first year is for beginning
32.2to develop and designate groundwater
32.3management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
32.4section 103G.287, subdivision 4. The
32.5commissioner, in consultation with the
32.6commissioners of the Pollution Control
32.7Agency, health, and agriculture, shall
32.8establish a uniform statewide hydrogeologic
32.9mapping system that will include designated
32.10groundwater management areas. The
32.11mapping system must include wellhead
32.12protection areas, special well construction
32.13areas, groundwater provinces, groundwater
32.14recharge areas, and other designated or
32.15geographical areas related to groundwater.
32.16This mapping system shall be used to
32.17implement all groundwater-related laws
32.18and for reporting and evaluations. This
32.19appropriation is available until June 30, 2017.
32.20(k) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
32.21second year are for grants to counties and
32.22other local units of government to adopt and
32.23implement advanced shoreland protection
32.24measures. The grants awarded under this
32.25paragraph shall be for up to $100,000 and
32.26must be used to restore and enhance riparian
32.27areas to protect, enhance, and restore water
32.28quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. Grant
32.29recipients must submit a report to the
32.30commissioner on the outcomes achieved
32.31with the grant. To be eligible for a grant
32.32under this paragraph, a county or other local
32.33unit of government must be adopting or have
32.34adopted an ordinance for the subdivision,
32.35use, redevelopment, and development of
32.36shoreland that has been approved by the
33.1commissioner of natural resources as having
33.2advanced shoreland protection measures. An
33.3ordinance must meet or exceed the following
33.5(1) requires new sewage treatment systems
33.6to be set back at least 100 feet from the
33.7ordinary high water level for recreational
33.8development shorelands and 75 feet for
33.9general development lake shorelands;
33.10(2) requires redevelopment and new
33.11development on shoreland to have at least
33.12a 50-foot vegetative buffer. An access path
33.13and recreational use area may be allowed;
33.14(3) requires mitigation when any variance to
33.15standards designed to protect lakes, rivers,
33.16and streams is granted;
33.17(4) requires best management practices to be
33.18used to control storm water and sediment as
33.19part of a land alteration;
33.20(5) includes other criteria developed by the
33.21commissioner; and
33.22(6) has been adopted by July 1, 2015.
33.23An ordinance that does not exceed all the
33.24standards in clauses (1) to (5) is considered
33.25to meet the requirement if the commissioner
33.26determines that the ordinance provides
33.27significantly greater protection for both
33.28waters and shoreland than those standards.
33.29The commissioner of natural resources
33.30may develop additional criteria for the
33.31grants awarded under this paragraph. In
33.32developing the criteria, the commissioner
33.33shall consider the proposed changes to
33.34the department's shoreland rules discussed
34.1during the rulemaking process authorized
34.2under Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1,
34.3section 4, subdivision 3. This appropriation
34.4is available until spent.
34.5(l) $100,000 the first year is for the
34.6commissioner of natural resources for
34.7rulemaking under Minnesota Statutes,
34.8section 116G.15, subdivision 7.

34.11(a) $5,000,000 the first year and $7,000,000
34.12the second year are for grants to local
34.13government units organized for the
34.14management of water in a watershed or
34.15subwatershed that have multiyear plans
34.16that will result in a significant reduction in
34.17water pollution in a selected subwatershed.
34.18The grants may be used for the following
34.19purposes: establishment of riparian buffers;
34.20practices to store water for natural treatment
34.21and infiltration, including rain gardens;
34.22capturing storm water for reuse; stream
34.23bank, shoreland, and ravine stabilization;
34.24enforcement activities; and implementation
34.25of best management practices for feedlots
34.26within riparian areas and other practices
34.27demonstrated to be most effective in
34.28protecting, enhancing, and restoring water
34.29quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and
34.30protecting groundwater from degradation.
34.31Grant recipients must identify a nonstate
34.32cash match of at least 25 percent of the
34.33total eligible project costs. Grant recipients
34.34may use other legacy funds to supplement
34.35projects funded under this paragraph. Grants
35.1awarded under this paragraph are available
35.2for four years and priority shall be given
35.3to the three to six best designed plans each
35.4year. By January 15, 2016, the board shall
35.5submit an interim report on the outcomes
35.6achieved with this appropriation, including
35.7recommendations, to the chairs and ranking
35.8minority members of the senate and house
35.9of representatives committees and divisions
35.10with jurisdiction over environment and
35.11natural resources policy and finance. This
35.12appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
35.13(b) $9,705,000 the first year and $10,756,000
35.14the second year are for grants to protect and
35.15restore surface water and drinking water; to
35.16keep water on the land; to protect, enhance,
35.17and restore water quality in lakes, rivers,
35.18and streams; and to protect groundwater
35.19and drinking water, including feedlot water
35.20quality and subsurface sewage treatment
35.21system (SSTS) projects and stream bank,
35.22stream channel, shoreline restoration,
35.23and ravine stabilization projects. The
35.24projects must use practices demonstrated
35.25to be effective, be of long-lasting public
35.26benefit, include a match, and be consistent
35.27with total maximum daily load (TMDL)
35.28implementation plans or local water
35.29management plans or their equivalents.
35.30(c) $3,500,000 the first year and $4,500,000
35.31the second year are for targeted local
35.32resource protection and enhancement grants
35.33for projects and practices that supplement or
35.34exceed current state standards for protection,
35.35enhancement, and restoration of water
35.36quality in lakes, rivers, and streams or that
36.1protect groundwater from degradation,
36.2including compliance.
36.3(d) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
36.4second year are to provide state oversight
36.5and accountability, evaluate results, and
36.6measure the value of conservation program
36.7implementation by local governments,
36.8including submission to the legislature
36.9by March 1 each year an annual report
36.10prepared by the board, in consultation with
36.11the commissioners of natural resources,
36.12health, agriculture, and the Pollution Control
36.13Agency, detailing the recipients, projects
36.14funded under this section, and the amount of
36.15pollution reduced.
36.16(e) $1,700,000 the first year and $1,700,000
36.17the second year are for grants to local units
36.18of government to ensure compliance with
36.19Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E, and
36.20sections 103F.401 to 103F.455, including
36.21enforcement efforts. Of this amount,
36.22$235,000 the first year is to update the
36.23Minnesota Public Drainage Manual and the
36.24Minnesota Public Drainage Law Overview
36.25for Decision Makers and to provide outreach
36.26to users.
36.27(f) $6,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000
36.28the second year are to purchase and restore
36.29permanent conservation easements on
36.30riparian buffers adjacent to lakes, rivers,
36.31streams, and tributaries, to keep water on the
36.32land in order to decrease sediment, pollutant,
36.33and nutrient transport; reduce hydrologic
36.34impacts to surface waters; and increase
36.35infiltration for groundwater recharge. This
37.1appropriation may be used for restoration
37.2of riparian buffers protected by easements
37.3purchased with this appropriation and for
37.4stream bank restorations when the riparian
37.5buffers have been restored.
37.6(g) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
37.7the second year are for permanent
37.8conservation easements on wellhead
37.9protection areas under Minnesota Statutes,
37.10section 103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph
37.11(d). Priority must be placed on land that
37.12is located where the vulnerability of the
37.13drinking water supply is designated as high
37.14or very high by the commissioner of health.
37.15(h) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
37.16the second year are for community partners
37.17grants to local units of government for:
37.18(1) structural or vegetative management
37.19practices that reduce storm water runoff
37.20from developed or disturbed lands to reduce
37.21the movement of sediment, nutrients, and
37.22pollutants for restoration, protection, or
37.23enhancement of water quality in lakes, rivers,
37.24and streams and to protect groundwater
37.25and drinking water; and (2) installation
37.26of proven and effective water retention
37.27practices including, but not limited to, rain
37.28gardens and other vegetated infiltration
37.29basins and sediment control basins in order
37.30to keep water on the land. The projects
37.31must be of long-lasting public benefit,
37.32include a local match, and be consistent
37.33with TMDL implementation plans or local
37.34water management plans or their equivalents.
37.35Local government unit costs may be used as
37.36a match.
38.1(i) $84,000 the first year and $84,000 the
38.2second year are for a technical evaluation
38.3panel to conduct ten restoration evaluations
38.4under Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50,
38.5subdivision 6.
38.6(j) $450,000 the first year and $450,000 the
38.7second year are for assistance and grants to
38.8local governments to transition local water
38.9management plans to a watershed approach
38.10as provided for in Minnesota Statutes,
38.11chapters 103B, 103C, 103D, and 114D.
38.12(k) The board shall contract for services
38.13with Conservation Corps Minnesota for
38.14restoration, maintenance, and other activities
38.15under this section for up to $500,000 the first
38.16year and up to $500,000 the second year.
38.17(l) The board may shift grant or cost-share
38.18funds in this section and may adjust the
38.19technical and administrative assistance
38.20portion of the funds to leverage federal or
38.21other nonstate funds or to address oversight
38.22responsibilities or high-priority needs
38.23identified in local water management plans.
38.24(m) The board shall require grantees to
38.25specify the outcomes that will be achieved
38.26by the grants prior to any grant awards.
38.27(n) The appropriations in this section are
38.28available until June 30, 2018. Returned grant
38.29funds are available until expended and shall
38.30be regranted consistent with the purposes of
38.31this section.

39.1(a) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000
39.2the second year are for addressing public
39.3health concerns related to contaminants
39.4found in Minnesota drinking water for
39.5which no health-based drinking water
39.6standards exist, including accelerating the
39.7development of health risk limits, including
39.8triclosan, and improving the capacity of
39.9the department's laboratory to analyze
39.10unregulated contaminants.
39.11(b) $1,615,000 the first year and $1,615,000
39.12the second year are for protection of drinking
39.13water sources.
39.14(c) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
39.15second year are for cost-share assistance to
39.16public and private well owners for up to 50
39.17percent of the cost of sealing unused wells.
39.18(d) $390,000 the first year and $390,000 the
39.19second year are to update and expand the
39.20county well index, in cooperation with the
39.21commissioner of natural resources.
39.22(e) $325,000 the first year and $325,000 the
39.23second year are for studying the occurrence
39.24and magnitude of contaminants in private
39.25wells and developing guidance to ensure
39.26that new well placement minimizes the
39.27potential for risks, in cooperation with the
39.28commissioner of agriculture.
39.29(f) $105,000 the first year and $105,000 the
39.30second year are for monitoring recreational
39.31beaches on Lake Superior for pollutants that
39.32may pose a public health risk and mitigating
39.33sources of bacterial contamination that are
40.1(g) $800,000 the first year and $800,000
40.2the second year are for the development
40.3and implementation of a groundwater
40.4virus monitoring plan, including an
40.5epidemiological study to determine the
40.6association between groundwater virus
40.7concentration and community illness rates.
40.8This appropriation is available until June 30,
40.10(h) Unless otherwise specified, the
40.11appropriations in this section are available
40.12until June 30, 2016.

40.14(a) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
40.15second year are for grants or loans for local
40.16inflow and infiltration reduction programs
40.17addressing high priority areas in the
40.18metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
40.19Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. This
40.20appropriation is available until expended.
40.21(b) $537,000 the first year is for an agreement
40.22with the United States Geological Survey to
40.23investigate groundwater and surface water
40.24interaction in and around White Bear Lake
40.25and surrounding northeast metropolitan
40.26lakes, including seepage rate determinations,
40.27water quality of groundwater and surface
40.28water, isotope analyses, lake level analyses,
40.29water balance determination, and creation
40.30of a calibrated groundwater flow model,
40.31including a comparison of water levels with
40.32lakes bordering the study area. The council
40.33shall use the results to prepare guidance for
40.34other areas to use in addressing groundwater
41.1and surface water interaction issues. This is
41.2a onetime appropriation and is available until
41.3June 30, 2016.
41.4(c) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
41.5the second year are for metropolitan regional
41.6groundwater planning to achieve water
41.7supply reliability and sustainability, including
41.8determination of a sustainable regional
41.9balance of surface water and groundwater, a
41.10feasibility assessment of potential solutions
41.11to rebalance regional water use and identify
41.12potential solutions to address emerging
41.13subregional water supply issues such as the
41.14northeast metro, and development of an
41.15implementation plan that addresses regional
41.16targets and timelines and defines short- and
41.17medium-term milestones for achieving the
41.18desirable surface water and groundwater
41.19regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the
41.20commissioner shall submit an interim report
41.21on the expenditure of this appropriation to
41.22the chairs and ranking minority members
41.23of the house of representatives and senate
41.24committees and divisions with jurisdiction
41.25over environment and natural resources
41.26finance and policy and the clean water fund.

41.28$615,000 the first year and $615,000 the
41.29second year are for developing county
41.30geologic atlases. This appropriation is
41.31available until June 30, 2018.

41.33$15,000 the first year and $15,000 the second
41.34year are for the Legislative Coordinating
42.1Commission for the Web site required
42.2in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
42.3subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.

42.4    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.15, is amended by adding a
42.5subdivision to read:
42.6    Subd. 13. Watershed restoration and protection strategy or WRAPS. "Watershed
42.7restoration and protection strategy" or "WRAPS" means a document summarizing
42.8scientific studies of a major watershed no larger than a hydrologic unit code 8 including
42.9the physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the water quality of the watershed;
42.10identification of impairments and water bodies in need of protection; identification of
42.11biotic stressors and sources of pollution, both point and nonpoint; TMDL's for the
42.12impairments; and an implementation table containing strategies and actions designed to
42.13achieve and maintain water quality standards and goals.

42.16    Subdivision 1. Contents. The Pollution Control Agency shall develop watershed
42.17restoration and protection strategies. To ensure effectiveness and accountability in meeting
42.18the goals of this chapter, each WRAPS shall:
42.19(1) identify impaired waters and waters in need of protection;
42.20(2) identify biotic stressors causing impairments or threats to water quality;
42.21(3) summarize watershed modeling outputs and resulting pollution load allocations,
42.22wasteload allocations, and priority areas for targeting actions to improve water quality;
42.23(4) identify point sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge
42.24elimination system permit is required under section 115.03;
42.25(5) identify nonpoint sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge
42.26elimination system permit is not required under section 115.03, with sufficient specificity
42.27to prioritize and geographically locate watershed restoration and protection actions;
42.28(6) describe the current pollution loading and load reduction needed for each source
42.29or source category to meet water quality standards and goals, including wasteload and
42.30load allocations from TMDL's;
42.31(7) contain a plan for ongoing water quality monitoring to fill data gaps, determine
42.32changing conditions, and gauge implementation effectiveness; and
43.1(8) contain an implementation table of strategies and actions that are capable of
43.2cumulatively achieving needed pollution load reductions for point and nonpoint sources,
43.4(i) water quality parameters of concern;
43.5(ii) current water quality conditions;
43.6(iii) water quality goals and targets by parameter of concern;
43.7(iv) strategies and actions by parameter of concern and the scale of adoptions needed
43.8for each;
43.9(v) a timeline for achievement of water quality targets;
43.10(vi) the governmental units with primary responsibility for implementing each
43.11watershed restoration or protection strategy; and
43.12(vii) a timeline and interim milestones for achievement of watershed restoration or
43.13protection implementation actions within ten years of strategy adoption.
43.14    Subd. 2. Reporting. Beginning July 1, 2016, and every other year thereafter, the
43.15Pollution Control Agency must report on its Web site the progress toward implementation
43.16milestones and water quality goals for all adopted TMDL's and, where available, WRAPS's.
43.17    Subd. 3. Timelines; administration. Each year, the Pollution Control Agency must
43.18complete WRAPS's for at least ten percent of the state's major watersheds. WRAPS shall
43.19be governed by the procedures for approval and notice in section 114D.25, subdivisions
43.202 and 4, except that WRAPS need not be submitted to the United States Environmental
43.21Protection Agency.

43.22    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a
43.23subdivision to read:
43.24    Subd. 3a. Nonpoint priority funding plan. (a) Beginning July 1, 2014, and every
43.25other year thereafter, the Board of Water and Soil Resources shall prepare and post on its
43.26Web site a priority funding plan to prioritize potential nonpoint restoration and protection
43.27actions based on available WRAPS's, TMDL's, and local water plans. The plan must take
43.28into account the following factors: water quality outcomes, cost-effectiveness, landowner
43.29financial need, and leverage of nonstate funding sources. The plan shall include an
43.30estimated range of costs for the prioritized actions.
43.31(b) Consistent with the priorities listed in section 114D.20, state agencies allocating
43.32money from the clean water fund for nonpoint restoration and protection strategies shall
43.33target the money according to the priorities identified on the nonpoint priority funding
43.34plan. The allocation of money from the clean water fund to projects eligible for financial
43.35assistance under section 116.182 is not governed by the nonpoint priority funding plan.

44.1    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a
44.2subdivision to read:
44.3    Subd. 4a. Riparian buffer payments; reporting. When clean water funds are used
44.4to purchase riparian buffer easements, payments for the first 50 feet of riparian buffer that
44.5are noncompliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300, may not exceed noncropped
44.6rates as established under section 103F.515. The Board of Water and Soil Resources must
44.7include in its biennial report on clean water fund appropriations the funding spent on
44.8easements for riparian buffers that are not compliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300.

44.9    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
44.10    Subd. 6. Restoration evaluations. The Board of Water and Soil Resources may
44.11convene a technical evaluation panel comprised of five members, including one technical
44.12representative from the Board of Water and Soil Resources, one technical representative
44.13from the Department of Natural Resources, one technical expert from the University of
44.14Minnesota or the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and two representatives
44.15with expertise related to the project being evaluated. The board may add a technical
44.16representative from a unit of federal or local government. The members of the technical
44.17evaluation panel may not be associated with the restoration, may vary depending upon the
44.18projects being reviewed, and shall avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Each year, the
44.19board may assign a coordinator to identify a sample of up to ten habitat restoration projects
44.20completed with clean water funding. The coordinator shall secure the restoration plans for
44.21the projects specified and direct the technical evaluation panel to evaluate the restorations
44.22relative to the law, current science, and the stated goals and standards in the restoration
44.23plan and, when applicable, to the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation
44.24establishment and enhancement guidelines. The coordinator shall summarize the findings
44.25of the panel and provide a report to the chairs of the respective house of representatives
44.26and senate policy and finance committees with jurisdiction over natural resources and
44.27spending from the clean water fund. The report shall determine if the restorations are
44.28meeting planned goals, any problems with the implementation of restorations, and, if
44.29necessary, recommendations on improving restorations. The report shall be focused on
44.30improving future restorations. Up to one-tenth of one percent of forecasted receipts from
44.31the clean water fund may be used for restoration evaluations under this section.

44.33    Subdivision 1. Definitions. The following terms have the meanings given.
45.1(a) "Coal tar sealant product" means a surface applied sealing product containing
45.2coal tar, coal tar pitch, coal tar pitch volatiles, or any variation assigned the Chemical
45.3Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers 65996–93–2, 65996-89-6, or 8007-45-2.
45.4(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency.
45.5    Subd. 2. Use prohibited. Except as provided in subdivision 4, a person shall not
45.6apply coal tar sealant products on asphalt-paved surfaces.
45.7    Subd. 3. Sale prohibited. Except as provided in subdivision 4, a person shall
45.8not sell a coal tar sealant product that is formulated or marketed for application on
45.9asphalt-paved surfaces.
45.10    Subd. 4. Exemptions. The commissioner may exempt a person from this section if
45.11the commissioner determines that one or both of the following apply:
45.12(1) the person is researching the effects of a coal tar sealant product on the
45.13environment; or
45.14(2) the person is developing an alternative technology and the use of a coal tar
45.15sealant product is required for research or development.
45.16A request for exemption must be made to the commissioner in writing including
45.17an explanation of why the exemption is needed for research, or the development of an
45.18alternative technology.
45.19    Subd. 5. Compliance and enforcement. Local units of government may adopt by
45.20reference and enforce the provisions of this section. The commissioner may provide
45.21technical support to local units of government for compliance and enforcement of
45.22this section. The commissioner may respond to compliance and enforcement cases
45.23transcending jurisdictional boundaries, cases requiring statewide corrective actions, or
45.24requests for assistance or referral from local units of government.
45.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2014.

45.26    Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
45.27    Subd. 2. Administration; duties. (a) The commissioner of natural resources, after
45.28consultation with affected local units of government within the Mississippi River corridor
45.29critical area, may adopt rules under chapter 14 as are necessary for the administration of
45.30the Mississippi River corridor critical area program. Duties of the Environmental Quality
45.31Council or the Environmental Quality Board referenced in this chapter, related rules, and
45.32the governor's Executive Order No. 79-19, published in the State Register on March 12,
45.331979, that are related to the Mississippi River corridor critical area shall be the duties of
45.34the commissioner. All rules adopted by the board pursuant to these duties remain in effect
45.35and shall be enforced until amended or repealed by the commissioner in accordance with
46.1law. The commissioner shall work in consultation with the United States Army Corps of
46.2Engineers, the National Park Service, the Metropolitan Council, other agencies, and local
46.3units of government to ensure that the Mississippi River corridor critical area is managed
46.4as a multipurpose resource in a way that:
46.5    (1) conserves the scenic, environmental, recreational, mineral, economic, cultural,
46.6and historic resources and functions of the river corridor;
46.7    (2) maintains the river channel for transportation by providing and maintaining
46.8barging and fleeting areas in appropriate locations consistent with the character of the
46.9Mississippi River and riverfront;
46.10    (3) provides for the continuation and, development, and redevelopment of a variety
46.11of urban uses, including industrial and commercial uses, and recreational and residential
46.12uses, where appropriate, within the Mississippi River corridor;
46.13    (4) utilizes certain reaches of the river as a source of water supply and as a receiving
46.14water for properly treated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste effluents; and
46.15    (5) protects and preserves the biological and ecological functions of the corridor.
46.16    (b) The Metropolitan Council shall incorporate the standards developed under
46.17this section into its planning and shall work with local units of government and the
46.18commissioner to ensure the standards are being adopted and implemented appropriately.
46.19    (c) The rules must be consistent with residential nonconformity provisions under
46.20sections 394.36 and 462.357.

46.21    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
46.22    Subd. 3. Districts. The commissioner shall establish, by rule, districts within
46.23the Mississippi River corridor critical area. The commissioner must seek to determine
46.24an appropriate number of districts within any one municipality and take into account
46.25municipal plans and policies, and existing ordinances and conditions. The commissioner
46.26shall consider the following when establishing the districts:
46.27    (1) the protection of the major features of the river in existence as of March 12, 1979;
46.28    (2) (1) the protection of improvements such as parks, trails, natural areas,
46.29recreational areas, and interpretive centers;
46.30    (3) (2) the use of the Mississippi River as a source of drinking water;
46.31    (4) (3) the protection of resources identified in the Mississippi National River and
46.32Recreation Area Comprehensive Management Plan;
46.33    (5) (4) the protection of resources identified in comprehensive plans developed by
46.34counties, cities, and towns within the Mississippi River corridor critical area;
47.1    (6) the intent of the Mississippi River corridor critical area land use districts from
47.2the governor's Executive Order No. 79-19, published in the State Register on March
47.312, 1979; and
47.4    (5) management of the river corridor consistent with its natural characteristics and
47.5its existing development, and in consideration of potential new commercial, industrial,
47.6and residential development; and
47.7    (7) (6) identified scenic, geologic, and ecological resources.

47.8    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
47.9    Subd. 4. Standards. (a) The commissioner shall establish, by rule, minimum
47.10guidelines and standards for the districts established in subdivision 3. The guidelines and
47.11standards for each district shall include the intent of each district and key resources and
47.12features to be protected or enhanced based upon paragraph (b). The commissioner must
47.13take into account municipal plans and policies, and existing ordinances and conditions
47.14when developing the guidelines in this section. The commissioner may provide certain
47.15exceptions and criteria for standards, including, but not limited to, exceptions for river
47.16access facilities, water supply facilities, storm water facilities, and wastewater treatment
47.17facilities, and hydropower facilities.
47.18    (b) The guidelines and standards must protect or enhance the following key
47.19resources and features:
47.20    (1) floodplains;
47.21    (2) wetlands;
47.22    (3) gorges;
47.23    (4) areas of confluence with key tributaries;
47.24    (5) natural drainage routes;
47.25    (6) shorelines and riverbanks;
47.26    (7) bluffs;
47.27    (8) steep slopes and very steep slopes;
47.28    (9) unstable soils and bedrock;
47.29    (10) significant existing vegetative stands, tree canopies, and native plant
47.31    (11) scenic views and vistas;
47.32    (12) publicly owned parks, trails, and open spaces;
47.33    (13) cultural and historic sites and structures; and
47.34    (14) water quality; and
47.35    (15) commercial, industrial, and residential resources.
48.1    (c) The commissioner shall establish a map to define bluffs and bluff-related features
48.2within the Mississippi River corridor critical area. At the outset of the rulemaking process,
48.3the commissioner shall create a preliminary map of all the bluffs and bluff lines within
48.4the Mississippi River corridor critical area, based on the guidelines in paragraph (d). The
48.5rulemaking process shall provide an opportunity to refine the preliminary bluff map. The
48.6commissioner may add to or remove areas of demonstrably unique or atypical conditions
48.7that warrant special protection or exemption. At the end of the rulemaking process, the
48.8commissioner shall adopt a final bluff map that contains associated features, including
48.9bluff lines, bases of bluffs, steep slopes, and very steep slopes.
48.10    (d) The following guidelines shall be used by the commissioner to create a
48.11preliminary bluff map as part of the rulemaking process:
48.12    (1) "bluff face" or "bluff" means the area between the bluff line and the bluff base. A
48.13high, steep, natural topographic feature such as a broad hill, cliff, or embankment with
48.14a slope of 18 percent or greater and a vertical rise of at least ten feet between the bluff
48.15base and the bluff line;
48.16    (2) "bluff line" means a line delineating the top of a slope connecting the points
48.17at which the slope becomes less than 18 percent. More than one bluff line may be
48.18encountered proceeding upslope from the river valley;
48.19    (3) "base of the bluff" means a line delineating the bottom of a slope connecting
48.20the points at which the slope becomes 18 percent or greater. More than one bluff base
48.21may be encountered proceeding landward from the water;
48.22    (4) "steep slopes" means 12 percent to 18 percent slopes. Steep slopes are natural
48.23topographic features with an average slope of 12 to 18 percent measured over a horizontal
48.24distance of 50 feet or more; and
48.25    (5) "very steep slopes" means slopes 18 percent or greater. Very steep slopes are
48.26natural topographic features with an average slope of 18 percent or greater, measured over
48.27a horizontal distance of 50 feet or more.

48.28    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
48.29    Subd. 7. Rules. The commissioner shall adopt rules to ensure compliance with this
48.30section. By January 15, 2010, the commissioner shall begin the rulemaking required by
48.31this section under chapter 14. Notwithstanding sections 14.125 and 14.128, the authority
48.32to adopt these rules does not expire.
48.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2009.

49.1By January 15, 2014, the commissioner of natural resources shall submit a report
49.2to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
49.3committees and divisions with jurisdiction over natural resources finance and policy
49.4and the clean water fund on the status of the rulemaking authorized under Minnesota
49.5Statutes, section 116G.15.

49.6    Sec. 23. REPEALER.
49.7Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116.201, is repealed.
49.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2014.


49.12The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
49.13agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
49.14parks and trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The
49.15figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
49.16them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
49.17"The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium"
49.18is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
Available for the Year
Ending June 30

Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
49.25The amounts that may be spent for each
49.26purpose are specified in the following
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
49.29Money appropriated in this article may
49.30not be spent on activities unless they are
49.31directly related to and necessary for a
49.32specific appropriation. Money appropriated
50.1in this article must be spent in accordance
50.2with Minnesota Management and Budget's
50.3Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
50.4Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
50.5Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
50.6otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year
50.72014 appropriations are available until June
50.830, 2016, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations
50.9are available until June 30, 2017. If a project
50.10receives federal funds, the time period of
50.11the appropriation is extended to equal the
50.12availability of federal funding.

50.15(a) $16,821,000 the first year and
50.16$16,953,000 the second year are for state
50.17parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
50.18(1) connect people to the outdoors;
50.19(2) acquire land and create opportunities;
50.20(3) maintain existing holdings; and
50.21(4) improve cooperation by coordinating
50.22with partners to implement the 25-year
50.23long-range parks and trails legacy plan.
50.24(b) $3,533,000 the first year and $4,078,000
50.25the second year are for grants under
50.26Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535, to
50.27acquire, develop, improve, and restore
50.28parks and trails of regional or statewide
50.29significance outside of the metropolitan area,
50.30as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
50.31473.121, subdivision 2. Up to four percent
50.32of the total appropriation may be used for
50.33administering the grants.
51.1(c) $4,877,000 the first year and $4,399,000
51.2the second year are for grants for parks and
51.3trails of regional or statewide significance
51.4outside of the metropolitan area. Of this
51.6(1) $1,338,000 is for development of
51.7the Swedish Immigrant Trail, including
51.8amenities in Taylors Falls connecting the
51.9trail to Interstate State Park;
51.10(2) $75,000 is for rehabilitation of Sunrise
51.11Prairie Trail;
51.12(3) $500,000 is for construction of the Lowell
51.13to Lakewalk Trail in Duluth;
51.14(4) $1,250,000 is for the Mesabi Trail. Of
51.15this amount, $260,000 is for trail connections
51.16to connect Grand Rapids, LaPrairie, and
51.17Coleraine with the Mesabi Trail;
51.18(5) $920,000 is for extensions and
51.19connections to the Rocori Trail;
51.20(6) $1,000,000 is for extensions and
51.21connections to the Lake Wobegon Trail;
51.22(7) $100,000 is for the Beaver Bay Trail,
51.23including trailhead amenities;
51.24(8) $184,000 is for trail connections and
51.25camping facilities in Aitkin County for
51.26the Mississippi River parks and water trail
51.28(9) $1,000,000 is for trail enhancement, land
51.29acquisition, and other improvements at Sauk
51.30River Regional Park;
51.31(10) $1,000,000 is for restoration of parks
51.32and trails in the Duluth area impacted by the
51.33flood of 2012;
52.1(11) $75,000 is for planning and design
52.2of trail connections between the cities of
52.3Hermantown and Proctor and the Munger
52.4State Trail;
52.5(12) $530,000 is for trail improvements on
52.6the Duluth Cross City West Trail and the
52.7Superior Hiking Trail near the intersection of
52.8County State-Aid Highway 91 and Haines
52.9Road in St. Louis County;
52.10(13) $750,000 is for park improvements in
52.11Paul Bunyan Park and Library Park in the
52.12city of Bemidji;
52.13(14) $275,000 is for park improvements at
52.14M.B. Johnson Park in the city of Moorhead;
52.16(15) $279,000 is for park improvements at
52.17the Milford Mine Memorial Park in Crow
52.18Wing County.
52.19(d) $200,000 the first year and $207,000 the
52.20second year are for enhanced, integrated,
52.21and accessible Web-based information for
52.22park and trail users; joint marketing and
52.23promotional efforts for all parks and trails
52.24of regional or statewide significance; and
52.25support of activities of a parks and trails
52.26legacy advisory committee. Of this amount,
52.27$100,000 the first year and $103,000 the
52.28second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks
52.29and Trails Commission capacity building.
52.30(e) The commissioner shall contract for
52.31services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
52.32for restoration, maintenance, and other
52.33activities under this section for at least
53.1$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
53.2second year.
53.3(f) A recipient of a grant awarded under
53.4this section must give consideration to
53.5Conservation Corps Minnesota for possible
53.6use of the corps' services to contract for
53.7restoration and enhancement services.
53.8(g) For projects with the potential to
53.9need historic preservation services, the
53.10commissioner or a recipient of a grant
53.11awarded under this section must give
53.12consideration to the Northern Bedrock
53.13Conservation Corps for possible use of the
53.14corps' services.
53.15(h) By January 15, 2015, the commissioner
53.16shall submit a list of projects, ranked in
53.17priority order, that contains the Department
53.18of Natural Resources' recommendations for
53.19funding from the parks and trails fund for
53.20the 2016-2017 biennium to the chairs and
53.21ranking minority members of the senate
53.22and house of representatives committees
53.23and divisions with jurisdiction over the
53.24environment and natural resources and the
53.25parks and trails fund.

53.27(a) $16,821,000 the first year and $16,953,000
53.28the second year are for parks and trails of
53.29regional or statewide significance in the
53.30metropolitan area, distributed according to
53.31paragraphs (b) to (1). Any funds remaining
53.32after completion of the listed project may be
53.33spent on projects to support parks and trails
53.34by the implementing agency.
54.1(b) $1,443,000 the first year and $1,455,000
54.2the second year are for grants to Anoka
54.3County for:
54.4(1) a trail connection for Bunker Hills
54.5Regional Park from Avocet Street;
54.6(2) restoration, including erosion repair,
54.7along Pleasure Creek and the Mississippi
54.8River Regional Trail at the Coon Rapids
54.9Dam Regional Park;
54.10(3) a new playground and surfacing at Lake
54.11George Regional Park;
54.12(4) land acquisition for the Rice Creek Chain
54.13of Lakes Park Reserve;
54.14(5) improvements at the Rice Creek Chain of
54.15Lakes Park Reserve, including maintenance
54.16shop rehabilitation, road and parking
54.17construction, fencing, beach improvements,
54.18and roof repairs;
54.19(6) trail reconstruction under East River
54.20Road on the Rice Creek West Regional Trail;
54.21(7) contracts with Conservation Corps
54.23(8) a volunteer or resource coordinator
54.25(9) a landscape designer or architect;
54.26(10) design, engineering, and construction of
54.27the Central Anoka County Regional Trail;
54.28(11) road rehabilitation at Lake George
54.29Regional Park;
54.30(12) reconstruction of a retaining wall on the
54.31Mississippi River Regional Trail;
55.1(13) a trail connection on the Mississippi
55.2River Regional Trail to connect Mississippi
55.3West Regional Park to the city of Ramsey;
55.4(14) improvements of the Heritage
55.5Laboratory/Day Camp at the Rice Creek
55.6Chain of Lakes Park Reserve; and
55.7(15) trail reconstruction on the Rice Creek
55.8North Regional Trail from Lexington Avenue
55.9to Golden Lake Elementary School.
55.10(c) $289,000 the first year and $292,000
55.11the second year are for grants to the city of
55.12Bloomington to reconstruct parking lots at the
55.13Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park Reserve.
55.14(d) $294,000 the first year and $297,000 the
55.15second year are for grants to Carver County
55.16to connect the Minnesota River Bluffs
55.17Regional Trail and Southwest Regional Trail
55.18and for trail and bridge construction on the
55.19Minnesota River Bluff Regional Trail.
55.20(e) $1,174,000 the first year and $1,183,000
55.21the second year are for grants to Dakota
55.22County for:
55.23(1) engineering to extend the Mississippi
55.24River Regional Trail and Big Rivers Regional
55.25Trails, including extensions to St. Paul, and
55.26to provide a connection to Lilydale Regional
55.28(2) a trail connection for the Mississippi
55.29River Regional Trail to connect St. Paul and
55.30to construct a bridge over railroad tracks;
55.31(3) engineering and construction of regional
55.32trail segments throughout the county;
56.1(4) engineering and construction of a bridge
56.2and trails through the Minnesota Zoological
56.3Garden on the North Creek Regional
56.4Greenway; and
56.5(5) resource management of the county's
56.6parks and trails system.
56.7(f) $3,221,000 the first year and $3,246,000
56.8the second are for grants to the Minneapolis
56.9Park and Recreation Board for:
56.10(1) design and construction of trail loops,
56.11river access areas, landscapes, and storm
56.12water management improvements at Above
56.13the Falls Regional Park;
56.14(2) land acquisition at Above the Falls
56.15Regional Park;
56.16(3) a master plan and trail design for Central
56.17Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park;
56.18(4) planning and design for the Central
56.19Riverfront including the water works and the
56.20Mississippi Whitewater Park sites;
56.21(5) trail, path, and shoreline improvements
56.22and play area rehabilitation at
56.23Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park;
56.24(6) trail, shoreline, water access,
56.25picnic, sailboat facility, and concession
56.26improvements at Minneapolis Chain of
56.27Lakes Regional Park;
56.28(7) a bird sanctuary, trail stabilization, habitat
56.29restoration, accessibility improvements, and
56.30construction of new entrances at Minneapolis
56.31Chain of Lakes Regional Park;
57.1(8) a trail connection for the Minnehaha
57.2Parkway Regional Trail below Lyndale
57.3Avenue; and
57.4(9) trail work at Theodore Wirth Regional
57.6(g) $1,299,000 the first year and $1,309,000
57.7the second year are for grants to Ramsey
57.8County for:
57.9(1) wayfinding for cross-country ski trails
57.10at Battle Creek Regional Park, Tamarack
57.11Nature Center, and Grass-Vadnais-Snail
57.12Lakes Regional Park;
57.13(2) contracts with Conservation Corps
57.15(3) design and construction of an early
57.16learning center at Tamarack Nature Center
57.17and pedestrian connections, landscape
57.18restoration, signage, and other site amenities
57.19at Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park;
57.20(4) improvements to Tamarack Nature
57.22(5) building and supporting a volunteer corps
57.23for Tamarack Nature Center and Discovery
57.25(6) trail development to connect Tamarack
57.26Nature Center to the Otter Lake boat launch;
57.27(7) a trail on Vadnais Lake, storm water
57.28management improvements, and site
57.29amenities at Grass-Vadnais-Snail Lakes
57.30Regional Park;
57.31(8) trail development and connection, storm
57.32water management improvements, and site
58.1amenities at Rice Creek North Regional
58.2Trail; and
58.3(9) the Bruce Vento Regional Trail.
58.4(h) $2,378,000 the first year and $2,397,000
58.5the second year are for grants to the city of
58.6Saint Paul for:
58.7(1) an education coordinator;
58.8(2) a volunteer coordinator;
58.9(3) Como Regional Park shuttle operation;
58.10(4) a trail connection to connect Harriet
58.11Island to the Mississippi Regional Trail;
58.12(5) Estabrook Road reconstruction and
58.13lighting upgrades at Como Regional Park;
58.15(6) a trail connection and railroad bridge
58.16reconstruction at Lilydale Regional Park.
58.17(i) $550,000 the first year and $554,000 the
58.18second year are for grants to Scott County for
58.19construction at Cedar Lake Farm Regional
58.21(j) $3,669,000 the first year and $3,697,000
58.22the second year are for grants to Three Rivers
58.23Park District for:
58.24(1) a trail connection to connect Grand
58.25Rounds to Nine Mile Creek Trail;
58.26(2) a trail bridge over County State-Aid
58.27Highway 19 for the Lake Minnetonka LRT
58.28Regional Trail;
58.29(3) trail construction on the Crystal Lake
58.30Regional Trail;
58.31(4) trail construction on the Bassett Creek
58.32Regional Trail;
59.1(5) trail construction on the Twin Lakes
59.2Regional Trail; and
59.3(6) trail construction on the Nine Mile Creek
59.4Regional Trail.
59.5(k) $821,000 the first year and $827,000 the
59.6second year are for grants to Washington
59.7County for:
59.8(1) parking, buildings, and other
59.9improvements at the Swim Pond in Lake
59.10Elmo Park Reserve;
59.11(2) design and construction of the Point
59.12Douglas Regional Trail, which connects to
59.13Wisconsin; and
59.14(3) paving improvements to Hardwood Creek
59.15Regional Trail, which may include new trail
59.16sections toward Bald Eagle Regional Park.
59.17(l) $1,682,000 the first year and $1,695,000
59.18the second year are for grants to implementing
59.19agencies for land acquisition within
59.20Metropolitan Council approved regional
59.21parks and trails master plan boundaries as
59.22provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
59.2385.53, subdivision 3, clause (4).
59.24(m) A recipient of a grant awarded under
59.25this section must give consideration to
59.26Conservation Corps Minnesota for possible
59.27use of corps services to contract for
59.28restoration and enhancement services.
59.29(n) For projects with the potential to need
59.30historic preservation services, a recipient
59.31of a grant awarded under this section must
59.32give consideration to the Northern Bedrock
59.33Conservation Corps for possible use of the
59.34corps' services.
60.1(o) By January 15, 2015, the council
60.2shall submit a list of projects, ranked in
60.3priority order, that contains the council's
60.4recommendations for funding from the
60.5parks and trails fund for the 2016 and
60.62017 biennium to the chairs and ranking
60.7minority members of the senate and house
60.8of representatives committees and divisions
60.9with jurisdiction over the environment and
60.10natural resources and the parks and trails

60.13$7,000 the first year and $6,000 the second
60.14year are for the Legislative Coordinating
60.15Commission for the Web site required
60.16in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
60.17subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.

60.19$250,000 the first year is for the University of
60.20Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes
60.21to update the long-range inventory and
60.22framework for an integrated statewide parks
60.23and trails network that provides information
60.24on the natural resource-based recreational
60.25opportunities available throughout the state.
60.26The detailed inventory and framework must
60.27be updated to include new census data,
60.28updated data from the Greater Minnesota
60.29Regional Parks and Trails study authorized
60.30by the 2011 legislature, updated physical
60.31information, the adoption of a user-friendly
60.32platform for the information, and the
60.33development of a standardized survey tool
60.34for use by:
61.1(1) the commissioner of natural resources for
61.2state parks and trails;
61.3(2) metropolitan area park and trail agencies
61.4for metropolitan parks and trails; and
61.5(3) park and trail managers outside the
61.6metropolitan area for parks and trails of
61.7regional or statewide significance.
61.8In updating the inventory and framework, the
61.9Center for Changing Landscapes shall consult
61.10with the Department of Natural Resources,
61.11the Office of Explore Minnesota Tourism, the
61.12Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
61.13Commission, the Metropolitan Council, local
61.14units of government, park and trail groups,
61.15the public, and other stakeholder groups.
61.16The Center for Changing Landscapes shall
61.17submit a report on the updated inventory and
61.18framework and a summary of the inventory
61.19to the commissioner of natural resources and
61.20to the chairs and ranking minority members
61.21of the senate and house of representatives
61.22committees and divisions having jurisdiction
61.23over natural resources policy and finance by
61.24February 15, 2015.

61.25    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.01, subdivision 35, is amended to read:
61.26    Subd. 35. Public official. "Public official" means any:
61.27    (1) member of the legislature;
61.28    (2) individual employed by the legislature as secretary of the senate, legislative
61.29auditor, chief clerk of the house of representatives, revisor of statutes, or researcher,
61.30legislative analyst, or attorney in the Office of Senate Counsel and Research or House
61.32    (3) constitutional officer in the executive branch and the officer's chief administrative
61.34    (4) solicitor general or deputy, assistant, or special assistant attorney general;
62.1    (5) commissioner, deputy commissioner, or assistant commissioner of any state
62.2department or agency as listed in section 15.01 or 15.06, or the state chief information
62.4    (6) member, chief administrative officer, or deputy chief administrative officer of a
62.5state board or commission that has either the power to adopt, amend, or repeal rules under
62.6chapter 14, or the power to adjudicate contested cases or appeals under chapter 14;
62.7    (7) individual employed in the executive branch who is authorized to adopt, amend,
62.8or repeal rules under chapter 14 or adjudicate contested cases under chapter 14;
62.9    (8) executive director of the State Board of Investment;
62.10    (9) deputy of any official listed in clauses (7) and (8);
62.11    (10) judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals;
62.12    (11) administrative law judge or compensation judge in the State Office of
62.13Administrative Hearings or unemployment law judge in the Department of Employment
62.14and Economic Development;
62.15    (12) member, regional administrator, division director, general counsel, or operations
62.16manager of the Metropolitan Council;
62.17    (13) member or chief administrator of a metropolitan agency;
62.18    (14) director of the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement in the
62.19Department of Public Safety;
62.20    (15) member or executive director of the Higher Education Facilities Authority;
62.21    (16) member of the board of directors or president of Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.;
62.22    (17) member of the board of directors or executive director of the Minnesota State
62.23High School League;
62.24    (18) member of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority established in section 473.755;
62.25    (19) citizen member of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources;
62.26    (20) manager of a watershed district, or member of a watershed management
62.27organization as defined under section 103B.205, subdivision 13;
62.28    (21) supervisor of a soil and water conservation district;
62.29(22) director of Explore Minnesota Tourism;
62.30    (23) citizen member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council established
62.31in section 97A.056;
62.32(24) citizen member of the Clean Water Council established in section 114D.30; or
62.33(25) member or chief executive of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
62.34established in section 473J.07; or
62.35(26) member of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

63.3    Subdivision 1. Establishment; purpose. The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and
63.4Trails Commission is created to undertake system planning and provide recommendations
63.5to the legislature for grants funded by the parks and trails fund to counties and cities
63.6outside of the seven-county metropolitan area for parks and trails of regional significance.
63.7    Subd. 2. Commission. The commission shall include 13 members appointed by the
63.8governor with two members from each of the regional parks and trails districts determined
63.9under subdivision 5 and one member at large. Membership terms, compensation, and
63.10removal of members and filling of vacancies are as provided in section 15.0575.
63.11    Subd. 3. First appointments. The governor shall make the first appointment by
63.12June 15, 2013. The governor shall designate six of the first appointees to terms ending on
63.13the first Monday in January 2015, and the remainder of the first appointees shall serve
63.14terms ending the first Monday in January 2016.
63.15    Subd. 4. First meeting. The governor or the governor's designee shall convene
63.16the first meeting of the commission by July 15, 2013, and shall act as chair until the
63.17commission elects a chair. The commission shall elect a chair at its first meeting.
63.18    Subd. 5. Districts; plans and hearings. (a) The commissioner of natural resources,
63.19in consultation with the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coalition, shall
63.20establish six regional parks and trails districts in the state encompassing the area outside
63.21the seven-county metropolitan area. The commissioner shall establish districts by
63.22combining counties and may not assign a county to more than one district.
63.23(b) The commission shall develop a strategic plan and criteria for determining parks
63.24and trails of regional significance that are eligible for funding from the parks and trails
63.25fund and meet the criteria under subdivision 6.
63.26(c) Counties within each district may jointly prepare, after consultation with all
63.27affected municipalities, and submit to the commission, and from time to time revise and
63.28resubmit to the commission, a master plan for the acquisition and development of parks
63.29and trails of regional significance located within the district. Districtwide plans and master
63.30plans for individual parks and trails must meet the protocols and criteria as set forth in
63.31the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails strategic plan. The counties, after
63.32consultation with the commission, shall jointly hold a public hearing on the proposed plan
63.33and budget at a time and place determined by the counties. Not less than 15 days before
63.34the hearing, the counties shall provide notice of the hearing stating the date, time, and
63.35place of the hearing and the place where the proposed plan and budget may be examined
64.1by any interested person. At any hearing, interested persons shall be permitted to present
64.2their views on the plan and budget.
64.3(d) The commission shall review each master plan to determine whether it meets
64.4the conditions of subdivision 7. If it does not, the commission shall return the plan with
64.5its comments to the district for revision and resubmittal.
64.6    Subd. 6. Regional significance. The commission must determine whether a park
64.7or trail is regionally significant under this section based on the definitions and criteria
64.8determined in the Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Strategic Plan, along with the
64.9following criteria:
64.10(1) a park must provide a natural resource-based setting and should provide outdoor
64.11recreation facilities and multiple activities that are primarily natural resource-based;
64.12(2) a trail must serve more than a local population and where feasible connect to
64.13existing or planned state or regional parks or trails;
64.14(3) a park or trail must be utilized by a regional population that may encompass
64.15multiple jurisdictions; and
64.16(4) a park may include or a trail may pass unique natural, historic, or cultural
64.17features or characteristics.
64.18    Subd. 7. Recommendations. (a) In recommending grants under this section, the
64.19commission shall make recommendations consistent with master plans.
64.20(b) The commission shall determine recommended grant amounts through an
64.21adopted merit-based evaluation process that includes the level of local financial support.
64.22The evaluation process is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and
64.23section 14.386 does not apply.
64.24(c) When recommending grants, the commission shall consider balance of the grant
64.25benefits across greater Minnesota.
64.26(d) Grants may be recommended only for parks and trails included in a plan
64.27approved by the commission under subdivision 5.
64.28    Subd. 8. Chair. The commission shall annually elect from among its members a
64.29chair and other officers necessary for the performance of its duties.
64.30    Subd. 9. Meetings. The commission shall meet at least twice each year.
64.31Commission meetings are subject to chapter 13D.
64.32    Subd. 10. Report. The commission shall submit a report by January 15 each year
64.33listing its recommendations under subdivision 7, in priority order, to the chairs and
64.34ranking minority members of the committees of the senate and house of representatives
64.35with primary jurisdiction over legacy appropriations.
65.1    Subd. 11. Conflict of interest. A member of the commission may not participate in
65.2or vote on a decision of the commission relating to an organization in which the member
65.3has either a direct or indirect financial interest.
65.4    Subd. 12. Definitions. For purposes of this section, "commission" means the
65.5Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission established under this section.
65.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

65.8The appropriation in Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 5, subdivision 6,
65.9from the water recreation account in the natural resources fund for a cooperative project
65.10with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to develop the Mississippi Whitewater
65.11Park is available until June 30, 2018.

65.12ARTICLE 4

65.15    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
65.16entities and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts
65.17and cultural heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable
65.18activities under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and
65.19"2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available
65.20for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year"
65.21is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years
65.222014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
Available for the Year
Ending June 30

Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
65.29The amounts that may be spent for each
65.30purpose are specified in the following
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
66.1Money appropriated in this article may not
66.2be spent on activities unless they are directly
66.3related to and necessary for a specific
66.4appropriation. Money appropriated in this
66.5article must not be spent on indirect costs
66.6or other institutional overhead charges that
66.7are not directly related to and necessary for
66.8a specific appropriation. Notwithstanding
66.9Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, and
66.10unless otherwise specified in this article,
66.11fiscal year 2014 appropriations are available
66.12until June 30, 2015, and fiscal year 2015
66.13appropriations are available until June 30,
66.142016. If a project receives federal funds, the
66.15time period of the appropriation is extended
66.16to equal the availability of federal funding.
Subd. 3.Minnesota State Arts Board
66.18(a) These amounts are appropriated to
66.19the Minnesota State Arts Board for arts,
66.20arts education, and arts access. Grant
66.21agreements entered into by the Minnesota
66.22State Arts Board and other recipients
66.23of appropriations in this subdivision
66.24shall ensure that these funds are used to
66.25supplement and not substitute for traditional
66.26sources of funding. Each grant program
66.27established within this appropriation shall
66.28be separately administered from other state
66.29appropriations for program planning and
66.30outcome measurements, but may take into
66.31consideration other state resources awarded
66.32in the selection of applicants and grant award
66.33size. If, during the term of a fiscal year 2013
66.34grant agreement between the Minnesota
66.35State Arts Board and an arts organization, a
66.36lockout occurs, and if the amount of the grant
67.1under the agreement exceeds the amount
67.2of eligible expenses according to the terms
67.3of the agreement, any unexpended funds
67.4must be returned to the board at the end of
67.5the grant agreement. If a 2013 fiscal year
67.6grantee uses grant funds during a lockout,
67.7then the commissioner of management and
67.8budget shall report on all such uses to the
67.9Office of the Legislative Auditor and shall
67.10recommend actions that may be taken by the
67.11Minnesota State Arts Board to offset such
67.12expenditures with reductions in future grants
67.13to the organization given by the Minnesota
67.14State Arts Board. Any arts and cultural
67.15heritage funds returned to the board must
67.16be redistributed pursuant to its formulas for
67.17distribution of grants to arts organizations.
67.18Any arts and cultural heritage funds returned
67.19to the Minnesota State Arts Board under
67.20this paragraph shall be considered a onetime
67.21appropriation and are available until June
67.2230, 2014.
(b) Arts and Arts Access Initiatives
67.24$21,325,000 the first year and $21,325,000
67.25the second year are to support Minnesota
67.26artists and arts organizations in creating,
67.27producing, and presenting high-quality arts
67.28activities; to overcome barriers to accessing
67.29high-quality arts activities; and to instill the
67.30arts into the community and public life in
67.31this state.
(c) Arts Education
67.33$3,760,000 the first year and $3,760,000
67.34the second year are for high-quality,
67.35age-appropriate arts education for
68.1Minnesotans of all ages to develop
68.2knowledge, skills, and understanding of the
(d) Arts and Cultural Heritage
68.5$1,590,000 the first year and $1,590,000 the
68.6second year are for events and activities that
68.7represent the diverse cultural arts traditions,
68.8including folk and traditional artists and art
68.9organizations, represented in this state.
68.10(e) Up to 4.5 percent of the funds appropriated
68.11in paragraphs (b) to (d) may be used by the
68.12board for administration of grant programs,
68.13delivering technical services, providing
68.14fiscal oversight for the statewide system, and
68.15ensuring accountability.
68.16(f) Thirty percent of the remaining total
68.17appropriation to each of the categories listed
68.18in paragraphs (b) to (d) is for grants to the
68.19regional arts councils. Notwithstanding any
68.20other provision of law, regional arts council
68.21grants or other arts council grants for touring
68.22programs, projects, or exhibits shall be able
68.23to tour in their own region as well as all other
68.24regions of the state.
68.25(g) Any unencumbered balance remaining
68.26under this section in the first year does not
68.27cancel, but is available for the second year
68.28of the biennium.
Subd. 4.Department of Education
68.30These amounts are appropriated to the
68.31commissioner of education for grants to
68.32the 12 Minnesota regional library systems
68.33to provide educational opportunities in
68.34the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural
69.1heritage of Minnesota. These funds shall be
69.2allocated using the formula in Minnesota
69.3Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3,
69.44, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to
69.5be distributed to all qualifying systems in
69.6an amount proportionate to the number of
69.7qualifying system entities in each system.
69.8For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying
69.9system entity" means a public library, a
69.10regional library system, a regional library
69.11system headquarters, a county, or an outreach
69.12service program. These funds may be used
69.13to sponsor programs provided by regional
69.14libraries or to provide grants to local arts
69.15and cultural heritage programs for programs
69.16in partnership with regional libraries.
69.17These funds shall be distributed in ten
69.18equal payments per year. Notwithstanding
69.19Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
69.20appropriations encumbered on or before
69.21June 30, 2015, as grants or contracts in this
69.22subdivision are available until June 30, 2017.
Subd. 5.Minnesota Historical Society
69.24(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
69.25governing board of the Minnesota Historical
69.26Society to preserve and enhance access to
69.27Minnesota's history and its cultural and
69.28historical resources. Grant agreements
69.29entered into by the Minnesota Historical
69.30Society and other recipients of appropriations
69.31in this subdivision must ensure that
69.32these funds are used to supplement and
69.33not substitute for traditional sources of
69.34funding. Funds directly appropriated to the
69.35Minnesota Historical Society shall be used to
69.36supplement, and not substitute for, traditional
70.1sources of funding. Notwithstanding
70.2Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, for
70.3historic preservation projects that improve
70.4historic structures, the amounts are available
70.5until June 30, 2017. The Minnesota
70.6Historical Society or grant recipients of the
70.7Minnesota Historical Society using arts and
70.8cultural heritage funds under this subdivision
70.9must give consideration to Conservation
70.10Corps Minnesota and Northern Bedrock
70.11Conservation Corps, or an organization
70.12carrying out similar work, for projects with
70.13the potential to need historic preservation
(b) Historical Grants and Programs
(1) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
70.17$5,525,000 the first year and $5,675,000 the
70.18second year are for history programs and
70.19projects operated or conducted by or through
70.20local, county, regional, or other historical
70.21or cultural organizations or for activities
70.22to preserve significant historic and cultural
70.23resources. Funds are to be distributed through
70.24a competitive grant process. The Minnesota
70.25Historical Society shall administer these
70.26funds using established grant mechanisms,
70.27with assistance from the advisory committee
70.28created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
70.294, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b),
70.30item (ii).
(2) Programs
70.32$5,525,000 the first year and $5,675,000 the
70.33second year are for programs and purposes
70.34related to the historical and cultural heritage
71.1of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the
71.2Minnesota Historical Society.
(3) History Partnerships
71.4$2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the
71.5second year are for partnerships involving
71.6multiple organizations, which may include
71.7the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve
71.8and enhance access to Minnesota's history
71.9and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
(4) Statewide Survey of Historical and
Archaeological Sites
71.12$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
71.13second year are for a contract or contracts
71.14to be awarded on a competitive basis to
71.15conduct statewide surveys of Minnesota's
71.16sites of historical, archaeological, and
71.17cultural significance. Results of the surveys
71.18must be published in a searchable form
71.19and available to the public on a cost-free
71.20basis. The Minnesota Historical Society, the
71.21Office of the State Archaeologist, and the
71.22Indian Affairs Council shall each appoint a
71.23representative to an oversight board to select
71.24contractors and direct the conduct of the
71.25surveys. The oversight board shall consult
71.26with the Departments of Transportation and
71.27Natural Resources.
(5) Digital Library
71.29$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
71.30second year are for a digital library project
71.31to preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
71.32images, documents, and historical materials.
71.33The Minnesota Historical Society shall
71.34cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary
72.1loan system and shall jointly share this
72.2appropriation for these purposes.
(6) Civil War Task Force
72.4$25,000 the first year is to the Civil War Task
72.5Force for activities that commemorate the
72.6sesquicentennial of the American Civil War
72.7and the Dakota Conflict, as recommended by
72.8the Civil War Commemoration Task Force
72.9established in Executive Order 11-15 (2011).
(c) Civics Programs
72.11$125,000 the first year and $125,000
72.12the second year are for grants to Kids
72.13Voting St. Paul, Learning Law and
72.14Democracy Foundation, and YMCA
72.15Youth in Government, to conduct civics
72.16education programs for the civic and cultural
72.17development of Minnesota youth. Civic
72.18education is the study of constitutional
72.19principles and the democratic foundation
72.20of our national, state, and local institutions
72.21and the study of political processes and
72.22structures of government, grounded in the
72.23understanding of constitutional government
72.24under the rule of law.
Subd. 6.Department of Administration
72.26(a) These amounts are appropriated to
72.27the commissioner of administration for
72.28grants to the named organizations for the
72.29purposes specified in this subdivision. Up
72.30to one percent of funds may be used by the
72.31commissioner for grants administration.
72.32(b) Grant agreements entered into by
72.33the commissioner and recipients of
72.34appropriations in this subdivision must
73.1ensure that money appropriated in this
73.2subdivision is used to supplement and not
73.3substitute for traditional sources of funding.
(c) Minnesota Public Radio
73.5$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the
73.6second year are for Minnesota Public Radio
73.7to create programming and expand news
73.8service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and
(d) Association of Minnesota Public
Educational Radio Stations
73.12$1,650,000 the first year and $1,650,000
73.13the second year are appropriated for a grant
73.14to the Association of Minnesota Public
73.15Educational Radio Stations for production
73.16and acquisition grants in accordance with
73.17Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.
(e) Lake Superior Center Authority
73.19$200,000 the first year is for development of
73.20an exhibit to examine the effect that aquatic
73.21environments have on shipwrecks and to
73.22preserve Minnesota's history and cultural
73.23heritage. Priority should be given to projects
73.24that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25
73.25percent of the total eligible project costs.
(f) Lake Superior Zoo
73.27$150,000 each year is for development of the
73.28forest discovery zone to create educational
73.29exhibits using animals and the environment.
73.30Priority should be given to projects that have
73.31a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent
73.32of the total eligible project costs.
(g) Como Park Zoo
74.1$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
74.2second year are for the Como Park Zoo for
74.3program development. Priority should be
74.4given to projects that have a nonstate cash
74.5match of at least 25 percent of the total
74.6eligible project costs.
(h) Science Museum of Minnesota
74.8$1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000 the
74.9second year are for programs described in
74.10this paragraph. Grant recipients must provide
74.11a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent
74.12of the total eligible project costs:
74.13(1) $500,000 the first year and $500,000
74.14the second year are for arts, arts education,
74.15and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's
74.16history and cultural heritage including student
74.17and teacher outreach and expansion of the
74.18museum's American Indian initiatives; and
74.19(2) $600,000 each year is for a grant to
74.20upgrade the Science Museum's Omnitheater
74.21audio and projection systems.
(i) Public Television
74.23$3,950,000 the first year and $3,950,000
74.24the second year are for grants to the
74.25Minnesota Public Television Association for
74.26production and acquisition grants according
74.27to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18.
(j) Small Theatre Grants
74.29$75,000 each year is for grants to theatres
74.30in Minnesota to purchase and install digital
74.31projection technology to allow continued
74.32access to films. Priority for grants is to
74.33theaters that have exclusively 35 millimeter
74.34projection systems in communities with few
75.1available theaters or to small theaters with
75.2only one screen. Priority should be given to
75.3projects that have a nonstate cash match of at
75.4least 65 percent of the total eligible project
(k) Minnesota African American Museum and
Cultural Center
75.8$400,000 the first year is for a grant to the
75.9Minnesota African American Museum and
75.10Cultural Center for arts, arts education, and
75.11arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's
75.12history and cultural heritage.
(l) Veterans Memorial Parks
75.14$80,000 the first year is for at least four grants
75.15to local units of government for veterans
75.16memorials in municipal parks to preserve the
75.17culture and heritage of Minnesota. The local
75.18unit of government must provide a nonstate
75.19cash match equal to the amount of the grant
75.20received under this paragraph.
Subd. 7.Minnesota Humanities Center
75.22(a) These amounts are appropriated to
75.23the Board of Directors of the Minnesota
75.24Humanities Center for the purposes
75.25specified in this subdivision. The Minnesota
75.26Humanities Center may use a portion of
75.27the following grants to cover the cost of
75.28administering, planning, evaluating, and
75.29reporting these grants.
(b) Programs and Purposes
75.31$425,000 the first year and $425,000 the
75.32second year are for programs and purposes
75.33of the Minnesota Humanities Center. Of this
76.1amount, $100,000 each year may be used for
76.2the veterans' voices program.
76.3The Minnesota Humanities Center may
76.4consider museums and organizations
76.5celebrating the identities of Minnesotans for
76.6grants from these funds. The Minnesota
76.7Humanities Center may develop a written
76.8plan for the competitive issuance of these
76.9grants and, if developed, shall submit
76.10that plan for review and approval by the
76.11Department of Administration.
(c) Children's Museum Grants
76.13$1,100,000 the first year and $900,000 the
76.14second year are for arts and cultural heritage
76.15grants to children's museums.
76.16Of this amount, $600,000 the first year
76.17and $400,000 the second year are for the
76.18Minnesota Children's Museum, $200,000
76.19each year is for the Duluth Children's
76.20Museum, $100,000 each year is for the
76.21Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and
76.22$200,000 each year is for the Southern
76.23Minnesota Children's Museum.
(d) Council on Disability
76.25$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
76.26second year are for a grant to the Minnesota
76.27State Council on Disability to provide
76.28educational opportunities in the arts, history,
76.29and cultural heritage of Minnesotans
76.30with disabilities in conjunction with the
76.3125th anniversary of the Americans with
76.32Disabilities Act. If the amount in the first
76.33year is insufficient, the amount in the second
77.1year is available in the first year. These funds
77.2are available until June 30, 2016.
Subd. 8.Perpich Center for Arts Education
77.4(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
77.5Board of Directors of the Perpich Center for
77.6Arts Education for the following programs.
77.7Money appropriated in this subdivision must
77.8not be used to purchase or lease a school
77.9facility previously operated by the East Metro
77.10Integration District No. 6067 or to continue
77.11any programs that were administered by the
77.13(b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
77.14section 16A.28, the appropriations
77.15encumbered on or before June 30, 2015, are
77.16available until June 30, 2017.
(c) Administrative Costs
77.18$20,000 the first year and $20,000 the second
77.19year are for administrative costs.
(d) Arts Integration
77.21$775,000 the first year and $730,000 the
77.22second year are for the arts integration
77.23program to increase the capacity of
77.24teachers to design, implement, and assess
77.25collaborative arts integration in Minnesota
77.26schools and the capacity of administrators to
77.27support this instructional strategy, to improve
77.28standards-based student learning through
77.29collaborative arts integration, and to develop
77.30arts-integrated courses to be implemented in
77.31the 2015-2016 school year.
Subd. 9.Minnesota Zoo
78.1These amounts are appropriated to the
78.2Minnesota Zoological Board for programs
78.3and development of the Minnesota
78.4Zoological Garden and to provide access to
78.5the arts, arts education, and cultural heritage
78.6of Minnesota.
Subd. 10.Indian Affairs Council
78.8(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
78.9Indian Affairs Council for the purposes
78.10identified in this subdivision.
(b) Grants to Preserve Dakota and Ojibwe
78.13$475,000 the first year and $475,000 the
78.14second year are for grants for programs that
78.15preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian language
78.16and to foster educational programs in Dakota
78.17and Ojibwe languages.
(c) Language Immersion
78.19$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
78.20second year are for grants of $125,000 each
78.21year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion
78.22School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan urban
78.23immersion project.
(d) Competitive Grants for Language
78.26$225,000 the first year and $225,000 the
78.27second year are for competitive grants for
78.28language immersion programs.
Subd. 11.Legislature
78.30This amount is appropriated to the Legislative
78.31Coordinating Commission to operate the
78.32Web site for dedicated funds required
78.33under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
78.34subdivision 10.

79.1    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.17, is amended by adding a subdivision
79.2to read:
79.3    Subd. 4. Minnesota State Arts Board allocation. At least 47 percent of the money
79.4deposited in the arts and cultural heritage fund must be for grants and services awarded
79.5through the Minnesota State Arts Board, or regional arts councils subject to appropriation.

79.6    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
79.7    Subdivision 1. Applicability. This section applies only to the Association of
79.8Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations and the noncommercial radio stations that
79.9are members of the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations.
79.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

79.11    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
79.12    Subd. 2. Use of grant funds. Money appropriated from the Minnesota arts and
79.13cultural heritage fund may be designated to make grants to the Association of Minnesota
79.14Public Educational Radio Stations and its member stations and noncommercial radio
79.15stations, as defined in section 129D.14, subdivision 2. Grants received under this section
79.16must be used to create, produce, acquire, or distribute programs that educate, enhance, or
79.17promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance.
79.18Grant funds may be used to cover any expenses associated with the creation, production,
79.19acquisition, or distribution of noncommercial radio programs through broadcast.
79.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

79.21    Sec. 6. Laws 2001, chapter 193, section 10, is amended to read:
79.23    Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.412, subdivision 4, paragraph
79.24(a), clause (2), the city of St. Paul may issue an on-sale wine and malt liquor license
79.25for the premises known as the capitol cafeteria, for special events held at the capitol
79.26cafeteria. to the Capitol cafeteria, also called the Rathskeller Café. The commissioner
79.27of administration must enter into an agreement with the food service vendor or another
79.28vendor on all matters related to the sale of wine and malt liquor in the Capitol. Minnesota
79.29Statutes, section 16B.275, does not apply to the sale of wine and malt liquor in the Capitol
79.30cafeteria and all profits earned by the Department of Administration from the sale of wine
79.31and malt liquor in the Capitol must be deposited in the arts and cultural heritage fund. The
79.32Capitol cafeteria must sell wine and malt liquor that are made in Minnesota.
80.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after the governing body of
80.2St. Paul and its chief clerical officer timely complete compliance with Minnesota Statutes,
80.3section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.


80.7The commissioner of management and budget shall determine if sufficient funds
80.8are available in the four legacy funds to allow payment of all appropriations made by
80.9the legislature. If the commissioner determines that a shortfall in available revenues
80.10will limit the availability of appropriations of the legacy funds, the commissioner must
80.11withhold payment of each appropriation in an equal or equitable amount, as needed to
80.12balance available revenue with expenditures from each fund. The commissioner must
80.13report all reductions required under this section to the Legislative Advisory Commission
80.14in a timely fashion.
80.15EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective the day following final enactment.

80.17No solar photovoltaic module may be installed that is financed directly or indirectly,
80.18wholly or in part, with money appropriated in this act, unless the solar photovoltaic module
80.19is made in Minnesota as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 216C.411, paragraph (a)."
80.20Delete the title and insert:
80.21"A bill for an act
80.22relating to state government; appropriating money from the outdoor heritage
80.23fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, and arts and cultural heritage
80.24fund; providing for watershed restoration and protection strategies; creating the
80.25Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; extending previous
80.26appropriations; providing for the allocation of arts and cultural heritage fund to
80.27the Minnesota State Arts Board; modifying certain grant eligibility; providing for
80.28sale of wine and malt liquor at Capitol cafeteria; requiring Minnesota-made solar
80.29photovoltaic modules; requiring report and study;amending Minnesota Statutes
80.302012, sections 10A.01, subdivision 35; 114D.15, by adding a subdivision;
80.31114D.50, subdivision 6, by adding subdivisions; 116G.15, subdivisions 2, 3, 4,
80.327; 129D.17, by adding a subdivision; 129D.19, subdivisions 1, 2; Laws 2001,
80.33chapter 193, section 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
80.34chapters 85; 114D; 116; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116.201."
We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.
House Conferees:
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Phyllis Kahn Leon Lillie
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Mike Freiberg David Bly
Anna Wills
Senate Conferees:
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Richard J. Cohen Tom Saxhaug
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David J. Tomassoni Katie Sieben
Bill Ingebrigtsen

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