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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 1183

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/15/2013 03:52pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19
1.20 1.21
1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 6.36 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 7.35 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 8.36 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 13.35 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 14.35 14.36 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 15.35 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35 20.36 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 21.35 21.36 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35 24.36 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 25.35 25.36 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34
27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 27.36 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26
28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 28.35 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16
29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 29.35 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7
30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21
30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31
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31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15
31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5
32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 32.35 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 33.35 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8
35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 35.35 36.1 36.2
36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 36.34 36.35 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 37.35 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 39.35 39.36 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 40.35 41.1 41.2
41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 43.35 43.36 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22
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50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29
51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 52.36 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5
53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10
53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16
53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27
53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17
54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31
54.32 54.33 54.34 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12
55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30
55.31 55.32 55.33 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20
56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32
56.33 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7
57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13
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57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20
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57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 58.1 58.2 58.3
58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 58.35 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9
59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22
59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32
60.33 60.34 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6
61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29
61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34
62.1
62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9
62.10 62.11
62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23
62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14
63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 65.35 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20
68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 74.35
75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money from constitutionally
dedicated legacy funds; modifying provisions of Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
Council; establishing certain land acquisition requirements; providing for
agricultural water quality certification; modifying provisions for restoration
evaluations; requiring use of certain standards for public water access sites;
establishing Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission;
modifying certain metropolitan area regional park provisions; extending previous
appropriation; modifying Clean Water Legacy Act; modifying certain grant
eligibility; requiring issuance of city license; authorizing certain expenditures;
requiring recapture of certain funds previously appropriated; providing for
reimbursement of certain costs; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes
2012, sections 3.9741, subdivision 3; 10A.01, subdivision 35; 85.53, subdivision
2; 97A.056, subdivisions 3, 10, 11, by adding subdivisions; 114D.15, by adding
a subdivision; 114D.50, subdivisions 4, 6, by adding subdivisions; 116G.15,
subdivision 7; 129D.17, subdivision 2; 129D.19, subdivisions 1, 2; Laws 2001,
chapter 193, section 10; Laws 2010, chapter 361, article 3, section 7; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 17; 85; 114D.

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

ARTICLE 1

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
outdoor heritage fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014"
and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are
available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The
first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. The "biennium" is
fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2014
new text end
new text begin 2015
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 96,421,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 51,174,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the outdoor
heritage fund. The amounts that may be
spent for each purpose are specified in the
following subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prairies
new text end

new text begin 26,790,000
new text end
new text begin 6,696,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Grasslands for the Future
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in the first year and $2,000,000 in
the second year are to the Board of Water and
Soil Resources for a pilot project to acquire
permanent conservation easements on
grasslands in cooperation with the Minnesota
Land Trust and the Conservation Fund. Up
to $3,700,000 may be used for agreements
with the Minnesota Land Trust to acquire
permanent conservation easements and up
to $150,000 may be used for establishing
monitoring and enforcement funds with
the Minnesota Land Trust and the Board
of Water and Soil Resources, as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject
to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. Up to $150,000 may be used
for an agreement with the Conservation Fund
for professional services. Easements funded
under this appropriation are not subject to
emergency haying and grazing orders. Any
net proceeds accruing to a project partner
from real estate transactions related to this
project must be used for the purposes outlined
in this appropriation. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Program - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $7,960,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) DNR Wildlife Management Area, Scientific
and Natural Area, and Native Prairie Bank
Easement - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $4,000,000 in the first year and $2,940,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources to acquire land in
fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8; acquire land in fee for
scientific and natural area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5; and acquire native prairie
bank easements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96. Up to $42,000 is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund, as approved in the accomplishment
plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 97A.056, subdivision 17, for native
prairie bank easements. A list of proposed
land and permanent conservation easement
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
IV
new text end

new text begin $5,310,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy
to acquire native prairie, wetlands, and
savanna and restore and enhance grasslands,
wetlands, and savanna. A list of proposed
land acquisitions must be provided as part of
the required accomplishment plan. Annual
income statements and balance sheets for
income and expenses from land acquired
with this appropriation must be submitted to
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
no later than 180 days following the close of
The Nature Conservancy's fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (e) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water -
Phase III
new text end

new text begin $3,520,000 in the first year is to the Board
of Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements to protect
and enhance habitat by expanding clean
water fund riparian wildlife buffers on private
land. Up to $120,000 is for establishing
a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. Easements funded
under this appropriation are not subject to
emergency haying and grazing orders. A list
of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (f) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,780,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Trust for Public Land to
acquire and restore lands in the Cannon River
watershed for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, or aquatic management area
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections
86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $2,220,000 in the first year and $1,756,000
in the second year are to the commissioner of
natural resources to accelerate the restoration
and enhancement of wildlife management
areas, scientific and natural areas, and land
under native prairie bank easements. A list of
proposed land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Forests
new text end

new text begin 8,630,000
new text end
new text begin 6,476,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Young Forest Conservation
new text end

new text begin $1,180,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the American Bird
Conservancy to acquire lands in fee to be
added to the wildlife management area system
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, and to restore and enhance
habitat on publicly protected land. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Camp Ripley Partnership - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,150,000 in the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources and $300,000 in
the first year is to the Department of Natural
Resources to acquire land in fee to be added
to the wildlife management area system
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, and to acquire permanent
conservation easements on lands adjacent
to the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers
and within the boundaries of the Minnesota
National Guard Army Compatible Use
Buffer. Of the amount appropriated to the
Board of Water and Soil Resources, $49,900
is for a grant to the Morrison County Soil
and Water Conservation District and up to
$33,600 is for establishing a monitoring
and enforcement fund, as approved in
the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Northeastern Minnesota Sharp-Tailed
Grouse Habitat Program - Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $1,180,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with Pheasants Forever in
cooperation with the Minnesota Sharp-Tailed
Grouse Society to acquire and enhance
lands in Aitkin, Carlton, and Kanabec
Counties for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Protect Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass
County - Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $500,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Cass County to acquire land
in fee in Cass County for forest wildlife
habitat or to prevent forest fragmentation.
A list of proposed land acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Critical Shoreline Habitat Protection
Program - Phase II
new text end

new text begin $820,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the Minnesota Land
Trust to acquire permanent conservation
easements along rivers and lakes in the
northern forest region. Up to $160,000 is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund, as approved in the accomplishment
plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of
proposed permanent conservation easements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Minnesota Moose Habitat Collaborative -
Phase II
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Minnesota Deer Hunters
Association to restore and enhance public
forest lands in the northern forest region
for moose habitat purposes. A list of
proposed land restoration and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Minnesota Forests for the Future
new text end

new text begin $500,000 in the first year and $5,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources to acquire permanent
working forest easements on up to 150,000
acres of private forest lands in Itasca,
Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties
identified through the Minnesota forests
for the future program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.66. Up to $300,000 is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. The commissioner
may use the first year's appropriation for land
acquisition pretransaction costs including but
not limited to appraisals, surveys, and title
research.
new text end

new text begin (h) Preventing Forest Fragmentation and
Protecting and Restoring Lake and Stream
Habitat in the St. Louis River Watershed
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year and $1,476,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior
Chippewa to acquire land in fee and to restore
and enhance forests, prairie, and wetlands
within the Fond du Lac Reservation. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Wetlands
new text end

new text begin 32,760,000
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands Reserve
Program Partnership - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $16,000,000 in the first year and $8,000,000
in the second year are to the Board of Soil
and Water Resources to acquire permanent
conservation easements and restore wetlands
and associated upland habitat in cooperation
with the United States Department of
Agriculture Wetlands Reserve Program and
Ducks Unlimited, including $1,000,000
for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited
to provide technical and bioengineering
assistance. Up to $240,000 is for establishing
a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (b) Accelerating Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $6,830,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
land in fee to be designated and managed as
waterfowl production areas in Minnesota,
in cooperation with the United States Fish
and Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Living Shallow Lakes and Wetland
Initiative - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $3,530,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Program
- Phase II
new text end

new text begin $1,630,000 in the first year is to the Board
of Water and Soil Resources to acquire
in fee wild rice lake shoreland habitat
for native wild rice bed protection and to
acquire permanent conservation easements
in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited. Of
this amount, $100,000 is for an agreement
with Ducks Unlimited for acquisition of land
or interests in land to protect native wild
rice beds. Up to $48,000 is for establishing
a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
land acquisitions must be included as part of
the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Wetland Habitat Program
new text end

new text begin $1,980,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
in high-priority wetland complexes in
the prairie and forest/prairie transition
regions. Up to $280,000 is for establishing
a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
land acquisitions must be included as part of
the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands
Enhancement - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $1,790,000 in the first year and $1,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources to enhance and restore
shallow lakes, including $565,000 for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to help
implement restorations and enhancements.
A list of proposed land restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of
the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Pelican Lake Enhancement
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year and $1,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
Ducks Unlimited to construct a gravity
outlet, water control structure, and pump
station lift to enhance aquatic habitat in
Pelican Lake in Wright County. A list of
proposed land restorations and enhancements
must be included as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Habitats
new text end

new text begin 27,438,000
new text end
new text begin 27,250,000
new text end
new text begin (a) DNR Aquatic Habitat - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $3,250,000 in the first year and $2,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources to acquire interests in
land in fee for aquatic management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05,
subdivision 14, and 97C.02, and to restore
and enhance aquatic habitat. A list of
proposed land acquisitions and restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Habitat Protection in Dakota County -
Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $2,100,000 in the first year and $2,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement
with Dakota County to acquire, restore,
and enhance lands in Dakota County for
fish and wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, or aquatic management area
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections
86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, and to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and restore and enhance habitats in rivers
and lake watersheds in Dakota County. Up
to $60,000 is for establishing a monitoring
and enforcement fund, as approved in
the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Root River Protection and Restoration
new text end

new text begin $2,750,000 in the first year and $1,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner of
natural resources for agreements to acquire
land in fee for scientific and natural areas
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5, and for state forest purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 7, and to acquire permanent
conservation easements as follows:
$2,894,000 to The Nature Conservancy
and $856,000 to the Minnesota Land
Trust. Up to $137,000 is for establishing
a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Metro Big Rivers Habitat - Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $1,720,000 in the first year and $700,000 in
the second year are to the commissioner of
natural resources for agreements to acquire
land in fee and as permanent conservation
easements and to restore and enhance natural
systems associated with the Mississippi,
Minnesota, and St. Croix Rivers as follows:
$964,000 to the Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.; $160,000 to
the Friends of the Mississippi; $236,000 to
the Great River Greening; $550,000 to the
Minnesota Land Trust; and $510,000 to the
Trust for Public Land. Up to $80,000 is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund, as approved in the accomplishment
plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of
proposed land acquisitions and permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year is to the Board
of Regents of the University of Minnesota
to acquire land in fee surrounding Lake
Tamarack in Carver County to be added to
the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A land
description must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Lower Mississippi River Habitat
Partnership - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,700,000 in the first year and $1,700,000
in the second year are to the commissioner of
natural resources to enhance aquatic habitat.
Of this amount, $450,000 is for an agreement
with the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service to enhance aquatic habitat in the
lower Mississippi River watershed. A list of
proposed land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement -
Phase V
new text end

new text begin $2,470,000 in the first year and $300,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement
with Minnesota Trout Unlimited to restore
and enhance coldwater river and stream
habitats in Minnesota. A list of proposed
land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (h) Albert Lea Lake Management and Invasive
Species Control Structure - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,127,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the Shell Rock River
Watershed District to construct structural
deterrents and lake-level controls to enhance
aquatic habitat on Albert Lea Lake in
Freeborn County. A list of proposed
land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) Metropolitan Regional Parks Wildlife
Habitat Protection and Restoration
new text end

new text begin $5,346,000 in the first year and $1,500,000
in the second year are to the Metropolitan
Council to restore and enhance fish and
wildlife habitat in forests, prairies, and
wetlands in the metropolitan regional parks
system. Of this amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $500,000 is for Dakota County to convert
existing agricultural land and low-quality
woods and grassland in Whitetail Woods
Regional Park to prairie and oak savanna
centered around an existing wetland,
resulting in substantial habitat improvements
for waterfowl and other wildlife;
new text end

new text begin (2) $60,000 is for Dakota County to protect
and enhance Miesville Ravine Park Reserve
through earth shaping, slope stabilization,
and perhaps piping of one severe gully
erosion situation and other eroding sites that
are presently contributing sediment to Trout
Brook, impairing water quality and the brook
trout population;
new text end

new text begin (3) $500,000 is for the city of St. Paul
to restore two acres of prairie adjacent to
Pickerel Lake and to plant and enhance
an additional two acres of prairie, five
acres of forest, and one acre of wetland in
Lilydale Regional Park. This will enhance
connectivity of existing natural resources
including floodplain forest, upland prairie,
and emergent marsh;
new text end

new text begin (4) $865,000 is for the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board to protect, restore, and
enhance shorelines; reduce invasive upland
species; enhance the Wirth Lake wetland
complex; and correct erosion problems in
Theodore Wirth Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (5) $468,000 is for Ramsey County to restore
72 acres in Battle Creek Regional Park along
the bluff of the Mississippi River, including
restoration and enhancement of prairie,
savanna, oak woods, and shrub swamp seeps
to improve waterfowl and upland game bird
feeding and nesting habitats;
new text end

new text begin (6) $210,000 is for the Three Rivers Park
District to restore the water quality and
game fish habitat in Lake Independence in
Baker Park Reserve by reducing phosphorus
loading from Spurzem and Half Moon Lakes
through treatment with aluminum sulfate;
new text end

new text begin (7) $400,000 is for the Three Rivers Park
District to enhance and restore the quality
of Cleary Lake and restore the fishery by
controlling curly-leaf pondweed, reducing
phosphorus runoff from the watershed, and
controlling internal phosphorus cycling with
aluminum sulfate;
new text end

new text begin (8) $200,000 is for Carver County to restore
and enhance Lake Minnewashta Regional
Park by converting 37 acres of existing turf
or old fields to mesic forest, oak savanna, and
prairie savanna. These areas are identified
in the park master plan as medium to high
potential sites for restoration;
new text end

new text begin (9) $270,000 is for Anoka County to
restore and enhance 120 acres of prairie
and woodland habitat within the 273-acre
Mississippi West Regional Park. Outcomes
will include increased habitat for game and
nongame species and benefits to migratory
waterfowl on the Mississippi flyway;
new text end

new text begin (10) $200,000 is for Anoka County to
restore 45 acres of prairie and oak savanna
and remove invasive species from 40
acres of riparian forest land at Rum River
Central Regional Park. The restoration
will benefit the adjacent 550-acre Cedar
Creek Conservation Area, which is open to
hunting and was funded through a recent
appropriation from the outdoor heritage fund;
new text end

new text begin (11) $338,000 is for Scott County to restore
and enhance 150 acres within the 1,150-acre
conservation-focused Doyle-Kennefick
Regional Park. The project site is part of an
850-acre mosaic of natural lands including
Minnesota County Biological Survey forest
and some of the highest-quality wetlands in
Scott County. The park master plan identifies
this natural complex to be conserved for
habitat and biological diversity with very
light recreational development;
new text end

new text begin (12) $37,000 is for Scott County to restore
and enhance Cedar Lake Farm Regional
Park by partnering with the Cedar Lake
Improvement District and Scott Watershed
Management Organization for four years of
treatment to control the curly-leaf pondweed
infestation dominating Cedar Lake. The
goal is to restore 700 acres of shallow lake,
improve fishing opportunities, and increase
native aquatic plant habitat;
new text end

new text begin (13) $1,523,000 is for Scott County to
restore and enhance 302 acres of contiguous
forest, wetlands, and lakeshore in Spring
Lake Regional Park by improving habitat
for interior forest birds, waterfowl, and
amphibians. Adjacent to Upper Prior, Spring,
and Arctic Lakes, this site is part of a larger
permanent habitat network;
new text end

new text begin (14) $425,000 is for Washington County to
restore and enhance Lake Elmo Park Reserve
by creating 168 acres of interconnected
tallgrass prairie through the restoration of 12
wetland basins that are scattered throughout
an existing tallgrass prairie complex. These
diverse landscapes provide critical habitat for
native ground-nesting birds;
new text end

new text begin (15) $350,000 is for Washington County to
restore and enhance rare and unique forest
communities identified by the Department
of Natural Resources in Lake Elmo Park
Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.
These forests provide exceptional habitat
for native and migrating bird species and
represent some of the best opportunities for
avian habitat improvement in Washington
County; and
new text end

new text begin (16) $500,000 is for the Pioneer-Sarah Creek
Watershed Management Commission to
restore and enhance the aquatic habitat of
Lake Sarah.
new text end

new text begin Funded projects must implement priority
natural resource management plan
components of regional park master plans
approved by the Metropolitan Council.
new text end

new text begin (j) Duluth Flood Stream Habitat Restoration
new text end

new text begin $500,000 in the first year and $4,500,000 in
the second year are to the commissioner of
natural resources for an agreement with the
South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation
District to create a stream habitat repair
program for coldwater and brook trout
streams in the Duluth area impacted by the
2012 flood.
new text end

new text begin (k) Protect Aquatic Habitat from Aquatic
Invasive Species
new text end

new text begin $275,000 in the first year and $7,200,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources to protect Minnesota's
aquatic habitat from aquatic invasive
species. Of this amount: $3,500,000 is for
grants to tribal and local governments for
decontamination equipment and inspection
and decontamination activities at public
water access and other sites; $275,000 the
first year and $200,000 the second year
are for grants to address aquatic invasive
species in Hubbard County and Beltrami
County, including $75,000 the first year
for an agreement with Beltrami County for
decontamination stations and equipment to
be placed at public water access sites on
Red Lake; and $200,000 the first year for an
agreement with Hubbard County Soil and
Water Conservation District and $200,000
the second year for agreements with Beltrami
County and the Hubbard County Soil and
Water Conservation District are for:
new text end

new text begin (1) the purchase, operation, and maintenance
of and training for decontamination stations
and other equipment to be located at central
nonwater sites and public water access sites;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) watercraft inspections.
new text end

new text begin (l) Lake Minnetonka Protection
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in the first year and $2,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
to protect lakes, rivers, and streams in the
district from aquatic invasive species.
new text end

new text begin (m) Environmental Learning Area Habitat
Restoration
new text end

new text begin $200,000 in the first year and $350,000 in
the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
the West Central Area School District
to acquire and restore native prairie and
wetland habitats on 45 acres of land adjacent
to the existing West Central Area Schools
Environmental Learning Center.
new text end

new text begin (n) Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners
Grant Program - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $4,000,000 in the first year and $4,000,000
in the second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for a program to
provide competitive, matching grants of
up to $400,000 to local, regional, state,
and national organizations for enhancing,
restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
prairies, and habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
in Minnesota. Grants shall not be made
for activities required to fulfill the duties
of owners of lands subject to conservation
easements. Grants shall not be made from
appropriations in this paragraph for projects
that have a total project cost exceeding
$575,000. Of this appropriation, $366,000
may be spent for personnel costs and other
direct and necessary administrative costs, and
$10,000 is for outreach efforts to encourage
underrepresented communities to apply for
grants under this paragraph. Grantees may
acquire land or interests in land. Easements
must be permanent. Land acquired in fee
must be open to hunting and fishing during
the open season unless otherwise provided by
state law. The program shall require a cash
match of at least ten percent from nonstate
sources for all grants. For grant applications
of $25,000 or less, the commissioner shall
provide a separate, simplified application
process. Subject to Minnesota Statutes, the
commissioner of natural resources shall,
when evaluating projects of equal value,
give priority to organizations that have a
history of receiving or charter to receive
private contributions for local conservation
or habitat projects. If acquiring land or a
conservation easement, priority shall be
given to projects associated with existing
wildlife management areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8;
scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05,
subdivision 5; and aquatic management areas
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05,
subdivision 14, and 97C.02. All restoration
or enhancement projects must be on land
permanently protected by a conservation
easement or public ownership or in public
waters as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
section 103G.005, subdivision 15. Priority
shall be given to restoration and enhancement
projects on public lands. Minnesota Statutes,
section 97A.056, subdivision 13, applies
to grants awarded under this paragraph.
This appropriation is available until June
30, 2017. No less than five percent of the
amount of each grant must be held back from
reimbursement until the grant recipient has
completed a grant accomplishment report by
the deadline and in the form prescribed by
and satisfactory to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council. The commissioner shall
provide notice of the grant program in
the game and fish law summaries that are
prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.051, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration
new text end

new text begin 803,000
new text end
new text begin 752,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Contract Management
new text end

new text begin $175,000 in the first year and $175,000 in the
second year are to the commissioner
of natural resources for contract
management duties assigned in this
section. The commissioner shall provide an
accomplishment plan in the form specified by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
on the expenditure of this appropriation.
The accomplishment plan must include
a copy of the grant contract template
and reimbursement manual. No money
may be expended prior to Lessard-Sams
Outdoor Heritage Council approval of the
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin $468,000 in the first year and $468,000
in the second year are to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for administrative
expenses of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council and for compensation and
expense reimbursement of council members.
Funds in this appropriation are available until
June 30, 2015. Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.281, applies to this appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Technical Evaluation Panel
new text end

new text begin $90,000 in the first year and $90,000 in
the second year are to the commissioner of
natural resources for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct up to ten restoration
evaluations under Minnesota Statutes,
section 97A.056, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin (d) High-Priority Pretransaction Service
Acceleration for Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council
new text end

new text begin $50,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to provide
land acquisition pretransaction services
including but not limited to appraisals,
surveys, or title research for acquisition
proposals under consideration by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. A
list of activities must be included in the final
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Legacy Web Site
new text end

new text begin $20,000 in the first year and $19,000 in
the second year are for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the Web site
required in Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this section may
not be spent on activities unless they are
directly related to and necessary for a
specific appropriation and are specified in
the accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Money appropriated in this section must not
be spent on indirect costs or other institutional
overhead charges that are not directly related
to and necessary for a specific appropriation.
Unless otherwise provided in this article,
fiscal year 2014 appropriations are available
until June 30, 2016, and fiscal year 2015
appropriations are available until June 30,
2017. For acquisition of real property,
the amounts in this section are available
until: June 30, 2017, for fiscal year 2014
appropriations, if a binding agreement with a
landowner or purchase agreement is entered
into by June 30, 2016, and closed no later
than June 30, 2017; and June 30, 2018, for
fiscal year 2015 appropriations, if a binding
agreement with a landowner or purchase
agreement is entered into by June 30, 2017,
and closed no later than June 30, 2018. Funds
for restoration or enhancement are available
until June 30, 2018, for fiscal year 2014
appropriations and June 30, 2019, for fiscal
year 2015 appropriations, or four years after
acquisition, whichever is later, in order to
complete initial restoration or enhancement
work. If a project receives federal funds, the
time period of the appropriation is extended
to equal the availability of federal funding. If
the amount appropriated under this section
for the first year is insufficient, the amount in
the second year is available in the first year.
Funds appropriated for fee title acquisition
of land may be used to restore, enhance, and
provide for public use of the land acquired
with the appropriation. Public use facilities
must have a minimal impact on habitat in
acquired lands.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Payment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
new text end

new text begin All agreements referred to in this section must
be administered on a reimbursement basis
unless otherwise provided in this section.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.41, expenditures directly related
to each appropriation's purpose made
on or after July 1, 2013, or the date of
accomplishment plan approval, whichever is
later, are eligible for reimbursement unless
otherwise provided in this section. For the
purposes of administering appropriations
and legislatively authorized agreements
paid out of the outdoor heritage fund, an
expense must be considered reimbursable
by the administering agency when the
recipient presents the agency with an invoice
or binding agreement with the landowner
and the recipient attests that the goods have
been received or the landowner agreement
is binding. Periodic reimbursement must
be made upon receiving documentation that
the items articulated in the accomplishment
plan approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council have been achieved,
including partial achievements as evidenced
by progress reports approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
projects to accommodate cash flow needs,
support future management of acquired
lands, or match a federal share. The
advances must be approved as part of the
accomplishment plan. Capital equipment
expenditures for specific items in excess of
$10,000 must be itemized in and approved as
part of the accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Mapping
new text end

new text begin Each direct recipient of money appropriated
in this section, as well as each recipient of
a grant awarded pursuant to this section,
must provide geographic information to
the Department of Natural Resources for
mapping any lands acquired in fee with
funds appropriated in this section and open
to public taking of fish and game. The
commissioner of natural resources shall
include the lands acquired in fee with
money appropriated in this section on maps
showing public recreation opportunities.
Maps shall include information on and
acknowledgement of the outdoor heritage
fund, including a notation of any restrictions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Appropriation Carryforward; Fee
Title Acquisition
new text end

new text begin The availability of the appropriation for the
following project is extended to July 1, 2015:
Laws 2010, chapter 361, article 1, section
2, subdivision 5, paragraph (h), Washington
County St. Croix River Land Protection. The
appropriation may be spent on acquisition of
land in fee title to protect habitat associated
with the St. Croix River Valley. A list of
proposed acquisitions must be provided as
part of the accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Conservation Corps Minnesota
new text end

new text begin A recipient of money from an appropriation
under this section must give consideration to
Conservation Corps Minnesota for possible
use of the corps' services to contract for
restoration and enhancement services.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97A.056, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

deleted text beginCouncildeleted text endnew text begin Duties;new text end recommendationsnew text begin and oversightnew text end.

(a) The council
shall make recommendations to the legislature on appropriations of money from the
outdoor heritage fund that are consistent with the Constitution and state law and that will
achieve the outcomes of existing natural resource plans, including, but not limited to,
the Minnesota Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan, that directly relate to the
restoration, protection, and enhancement of wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish,
game, and wildlife, and that prevent forest fragmentation, encourage forest consolidation,
and expand restored native prairie. In making recommendations, the council shall consider
a range of options that would best restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests,
and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife. The council's new text beginbiennial new text endrecommendations shall
be submitted no later than January 15 each new text beginodd-numbered new text endyear. new text beginThe council may submit
supplemental recommendations by January 15 in even-numbered years.
new text endThe council
shall present its recommendations to the senate and house of representatives committees
with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources budget by February 15
in odd-numbered years, and within the first four weeks of the legislative session in
even-numbered yearsnew text begin if the council submitted supplemental recommendationsnew text end. The
council's budget recommendations to the legislature shall be separate from the Department
of Natural Resource's budget recommendations.

(b) To encourage and support local conservation efforts, the council shall establish a
conservation partners program. Local, regional, state, or national organizations may apply
for matching grants for restoration, protection, and enhancement of wetlands, prairies,
forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife, prevention of forest fragmentation,
encouragement of forest consolidation, and expansion of restored native prairie.

(c) The council may work with the Clean Water Council to identify projects that
are consistent with both the purpose of the outdoor heritage fund and the purpose of
the clean water fund.

(d) The council may make recommendations to the Legislative-Citizen Commission
on Minnesota Resources on scientific research that will assist in restoring, protecting, and
enhancing wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife, preventing
forest fragmentation, encouraging forest consolidation, and expanding restored native
prairie.

(e) Recommendations of the council, including approval of recommendations for the
outdoor heritage fund, require an affirmative vote of at least nine members of the council.

(f) The council may work with the Clean Water Council, the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Board of Water and Soil Resources, soil and
water conservation districts, and experts from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
and the University of Minnesota in developing the council's recommendations.

(g) The council shall develop and implement a process that ensures that citizens
and potential recipients of funds are included throughout the process, including the
development and finalization of the council's recommendations. The process must include
a fair, equitable, and thorough process for reviewing requests for funding and a clear and
easily understood process for ranking projects.

(h) The council shall use the regions of the state based upon the ecological sections
and subsections developed by the Department of Natural Resources and establish
objectives for each region and subregion to achieve the purposes of the fund outlined
in the state constitution.

(i) The council shall develop and submit to the Legislative Coordinating Commission
plans for the first ten years of funding, and a framework for 25 years of funding, consistent
with statutory and constitutional requirements. The council may use existing plans from
other legislative, state, and federal sources, as applicable.

new text begin (j) The council shall provide oversight of projects funded by the outdoor heritage
fund, including evaluating the outcomes of completed projects.
new text end

new text begin (k) All proposals requesting funding submitted to the council must be reviewed by
each council member in such a manner that each council member generally knows the
details of the proposal, including who is proposing a project, the location of the project,
the funds requested for the project, the outcomes sought by the project, and how the
project will restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish,
game, and wildlife. If the council uses a process that rejects some proposals and accepts
other proposals for a full hearing before the council, the council shall state in writing to the
proposer the reasons the proposal or project was not given a full hearing and the reasons
the council believes the proposal or project did not merit full consideration.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97A.056, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Restoration evaluations.

The commissioner of natural resources and the
Board of Water and Soil Resources may convene a technical evaluation panel comprised
of five members, including one technical representative from the Board of Water and Soil
Resources, one technical representative from the Department of Natural Resources, one
technical expert from the University of Minnesota or the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, and two representatives with expertise in the project being evaluated. The
board and the commissioner may add a technical representative from a unit of federal or
local government. The members of the technical evaluation panel may not be associated
with the restoration, may vary depending upon the projects being reviewed, and shall
avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Each year, the board and the commissioner may
assign a coordinator to identify a sample of deleted text beginup to tendeleted text end habitat restoration projects completed
with outdoor heritage funding. The coordinator shall secure the restoration plans for the
projects specified and direct the technical evaluation panel to evaluate the restorations
relative to the law, current science, and the stated goals and standards in the restoration
plan and, when applicable, to the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines. The coordinator shall summarize the findings
of the panel and provide a report to the chair of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
Council and the chairs of the respective house of representatives and senate policy and
finance committees with jurisdiction over natural resources and spending from the outdoor
heritage fund. The report shall determine if the restorations are meeting planned goals,
any problems with the implementation of restorations, and, if necessary, recommendations
on improving restorations. The report shall be focused on improving future restorations.
Up to one-tenth of one percent of forecasted receipts from the outdoor heritage fund may
be used for restoration evaluations under this section.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97A.056, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Recipient requirements.

(a) A state agency or other recipient of a direct
appropriation from the outdoor heritage fund must compile and submit all information
for funded projects or programs, including the proposed measurable outcomes and all
other items required under section 3.303, subdivision 10, to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission as soon as practicable or by January 15 of the applicable fiscal year, whichever
comes first. The Legislative Coordinating Commission must post submitted information on
the Web site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10, as soon as it becomes available.

(b) When practicable, a direct recipient of an appropriation from the outdoor
heritage fund shall prominently display on the recipient's Web site home page the legacy
logo required under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 5, section 10, as amended by Laws
2010, chapter 361, article 3, section 5, accompanied by the phrase "Click here for more
information." When a person clicks on the legacy logo image, the Web site must direct
the person to a Web page that includes both the contact information that a person may
use to obtain additional information, as well as a link to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission Web site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10.

(c) Future eligibility for money from the outdoor heritage fund is contingent upon a
state agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as
well as any additional requirements contained in applicable session law.new text begin If the Office of
the Legislative Auditor determines that a recipient of money from the outdoor heritage
fund has not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations in this section or other laws
applicable to the recipient, the recipient is not eligible for future funding from the outdoor
heritage fund until the recipient demonstrates compliance.
new text end

new text begin (d) Money from the outdoor heritage fund may be used to travel outside the state
of Minnesota if the travel is directly related to and necessary for a project that is based
in Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Acquisitions of lands or interest in lands; commissioner approval;
appraisals.
new text end

new text begin (a) A recipient of an appropriation from the outdoor heritage fund that
acquires an interest in real property must receive written approval from the commissioner
of natural resources prior to the acquisition, if the interest is acquired in whole or in part
with the appropriation. Conservation easements to be held by the Board of Water and Soil
Resources are not subject to commissioner approval under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall approve acquisitions under this section only when the
interest in real property:
new text end

new text begin (1) is identified as a high priority by the commissioner and meets the objectives and
criteria identified in the applicable acquisition plan for the intended management status
of the property; or
new text end

new text begin (2) is otherwise identified by the commissioner as a priority for state financing.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Value assessment. new text end

new text begin Prior to acquiring an interest in real property with an
appropriation from the outdoor heritage fund, a recipient of an appropriation must submit
the most recent tax assessed value and most recent tax statement of the real property and
the amount the recipient plans to offer for the interest in real property to the Lessard-Sams
Outdoor Heritage Council and the commissioner of natural resources. Conservation
easements to be held by the Board of Water and Soil Resources are not subject to the
requirements of this section. The board shall keep a record of the tax assessed value of the
real property at the time of acquisition and the most recent tax statement.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CLEAN WATER FUND

Section 1. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
clean water fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities
under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and "2015"
used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal
year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014
and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2014
new text end
new text begin 2015
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCLEAN WATER
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 95,208,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 96,096,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
sections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation and the recipient retains
documentation sufficient to justify the use of
the funds. Money appropriated in this article
must be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Management and Budget's Guidance to
Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditure.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in
this article, fiscal year 2014 appropriations
are available until June 30, 2015, and fiscal
year 2015 appropriations are available until
June 30, 2016. If a project receives federal
funds, the time period of the appropriation is
extended to equal the availability of federal
funding.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,895,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,895,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
second year are to accelerate monitoring for
pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
water and groundwater in areas vulnerable to
surface water impairments and groundwater
degradation and to use data collected to
improve pesticide use practices.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,110,000 the first year and $3,110,000
the second year are to increase monitoring
and evaluate trends in the concentration of
nitrates in groundwater in areas vulnerable
to groundwater degradation, including a
substantial increase of monitoring of private
wells in cooperation with the commissioner
of health, monitoring for pesticides when
nitrates are detected, and promoting and
evaluating regional and crop-specific nutrient
best management practices to protect
groundwater from degradation. Of this
amount, $75,000 is for accelerating the
update for the commercial manure applicator
manual. This amount is to be matched with
general funds. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2016, when the commissioner
shall submit a report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the senate and
house of representatives committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture
and environment and natural resources
policy and finance on the expenditure
of these funds, including the progress in
preventing groundwater degradation and
recommendations. By October 15, 2014, the
commissioner shall submit an interim report
to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the senate and house of representatives
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over agriculture and environment and
natural resources policy and finance on
the expenditure of these funds, including
recommendations.
new text end

new text begin (c) $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year are for transfer to the
clean water agricultural best management
practices loan account and are available
for pass-through to local governments and
lenders for low-interest septic system loans
under Minnesota Statutes, section 17.117.
Any unencumbered balance that is not used
for pass-through to local governments does
not cancel at the end of the first year and is
available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for technical assistance
including, but not limited to, small watershed
evaluation, edge of field monitoring,
assessment of stream channel characteristics,
terrain analysis, corn stalk testing, sediment
fingerprinting, and agronomic assessments,
all designed to establish advanced practices
for protecting lakes, rivers, and streams and
for protecting groundwater from degradation.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2016.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,050,000 the first year and $1,050,000
the second year are for research that could
pass peer review to protect water resources
from agricultural-related contaminants,
including: pilot projects, including the
use of cover crops; development of best
management practices; and technical
assistance on proper implementation of best
management practices to protect and restore
surface water and protect groundwater from
degradation. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin (f) $175,000 the first year and $175,000 the
second year are for a research inventory
database containing water-related research
activities. Any information technology
development or support or costs necessary
for this research inventory database will be
incorporated into the agency's service level
agreement with and paid to the Office of
Enterprise Technology. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2016.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are to implement a Minnesota
agricultural water quality certification
program. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin (h) $110,000 the first year and $110,000
the second year are for a regional irrigation
water quality specialist through the
University of Minnesota Extension Service
to accelerate efforts to provide guidance on
managing water and nitrogen fertilizer and
to provide assistance complying with permit
requirements, regulations, and other related
laws. By January 15, 2016, the commissioner
shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house
of representatives committees and divisions
with jurisdiction over agriculture and
environment and natural resources policy and
finance on the expenditure of these funds,
including recommendations.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $9,000,000 the first year and $9,000,000
the second year are for the total maximum
daily load grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 446A.073. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
the second year are for small community
wastewater treatment grants and loans under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.075. By
January 15, 2014, the authority shall submit
recommendations to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house
of representatives committees and divisions
with jurisdiction over agriculture and
environment and natural resources policy and
finance on potential criteria that may be used
to evaluate the option to buy out properties
if it is more cost-effective than a proposed
wastewater treatment system project. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin (c) If there are any uncommitted funds at
the end of each fiscal year under paragraph
(a) or (b), the Public Facilities Authority
may transfer the remaining funds to eligible
projects under any of the programs listed
in this section based on their priority rank
on the Pollution Control Agency's project
priority list.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 30,315,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 30,265,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $7,000,000 the first year and $7,000,000
the second year are for completion of 20
percent of the needed statewide assessments
of surface water quality and trends.
new text end

new text begin (b) $500,000 the first year and $500,000
the second year are to monitor and assess
unregulated contaminants in surface water.
By January 1, 2014, the commissioner shall
submit an initial report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over environment
and natural resources policy and finance on
unregulated contaminants, including steps
that should be taken to reduce the most
problematic contaminants.
new text end

new text begin (c) $10,200,000 the first year and
$10,200,000 the second year are to develop
watershed restoration and protection
strategies (WRAPS), which include: total
maximum daily load (TMDL) studies;
TMDL implementation plans for waters
listed on the United States Environmental
Protection Agency approved impaired waters
list in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 114D; and setting reduction and
protection goals and a schedule for meeting
the goals. The agency shall complete an
average of ten percent of the TMDL's each
year over the biennium. Of this amount,
$800,000 each year is for conducting interim
assessments of impaired waters five years
after the completion of a TMDL to determine
the progress made in achieving water quality
improvements. Following completion of
each interim assessment conducted with this
appropriation, the commissioner shall submit
the assessment to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house
of representatives committees and divisions
with jurisdiction over the environment and
natural resources policy and finance.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,250,000 the first year and $1,250,000
the second year are for groundwater
assessment, including enhancing the
ambient monitoring network, modeling, and
evaluating trends, including the reassessment
of groundwater that was assessed ten to 15
years ago and found to be contaminated.
By January 15, 2016, the commissioner
shall submit a report with recommendations
for reducing or preventing groundwater
degradation from contaminants to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the senate
and house of representatives committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over environment
and natural resources policy and finance.
new text end

new text begin (e) $750,000 the first year and $750,000
the second year are for water quality
improvements in the lower St. Louis River
and Duluth harbor within the St. Louis River
System Area of Concern. This appropriation
must be matched at a rate of 65 percent
nonstate money to 35 percent state money.
new text end

new text begin (f) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
the second year are for the clean water
partnership program. Any unexpended
balance in the first year does not cancel but
is available in the second year. Priority shall
be given to projects preventing impairments
and degradation of lakes, rivers, streams,
and groundwater according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 114D.20, subdivision 2,
clause (4).
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000
the second year are for TMDL research and
database development.
new text end

new text begin (h) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are to initiate development of
a multiagency watershed database reporting
portal. Any information technology
development or support or costs necessary
for this research inventory database will be
incorporated into the agency's service level
agreement with and paid to the Office of
Enterprise Technology.
new text end

new text begin (i) $900,000 the first year and $900,000
the second year are for national pollutant
discharge elimination system wastewater and
storm water TMDL implementation efforts.
new text end

new text begin (j) $3,450,000 the first year and $3,450,000
the second year are for grants to counties
with specific plans to significantly reduce
water pollution by reducing the number of
subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS)
that are an imminent threat to public health
or safety or are otherwise failing. Counties
with an ordinance in place that requires
an SSTS to be compliant with existing
standards upon property transfer and as a
condition of obtaining a building permit
shall be given priority for grants under this
paragraph. Of this amount, $750,000 each
year is available to counties for grants to
low-income landowners to address systems
that pose an imminent threat to public health
or safety or fail to protect groundwater. A
grant awarded under this paragraph may not
exceed $500,000. A county receiving a grant
under this paragraph must submit a report
to the agency listing the projects funded,
including an account of the expenditures.
new text end

new text begin (k) $550,000 the first year and $550,000
the second year are for water quality
monitoring in watersheds with participants
in the agricultural water quality certification
program and watersheds targeted by the
Board of Water and Soil Resources in
order to develop baseline surface water
quality information, including water quality
data from areas located downstream from
impacted areas.
new text end

new text begin (l) $375,000 the first year and $375,000 the
second year are for developing wastewater
treatment system designs and practices
and providing technical assistance. Of
this amount, $145,000 each year is for
transfer to the Board of Regents of the
University of Minnesota to provide ongoing
support for design teams with scientific
and technical expertise pertaining to
wastewater management and treatment
that will include representatives from the
University of Minnesota, Pollution Control
Agency, and municipal wastewater utilities
and other wastewater engineering experts.
The design teams shall promote the use of
new technology, designs, and practices to
address existing and emerging wastewater
treatment challenges, including the treatment
of wastewater for reuse and the emergence
of new and other unregulated contaminants.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2016.
new text end

new text begin (m) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for grants to the Red River
Watershed Management Board to enhance
and expand the existing water quality and
watershed monitoring river watch activities,
including groundwater, in the schools in
the Red River of the North Watershed. The
Red River Watershed Management Board
shall provide a report to the commissioner
and the chair and ranking minority members
of the senate and house of representatives
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
finance and policy and the clean water fund
by February 15, 2015, on the expenditure of
these funds.
new text end

new text begin (n) $50,000 the first year is for providing
technical assistance to local units of
government to address the impacts on
water quality from polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons resulting from the use of coal
tar products.
new text end

new text begin (o) $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the
second year are to support activities of the
Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (p) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the appropriations
encumbered on or before June 30, 2015,
as grants or contracts in this section are
available until June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,460,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,075,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
the second year are for stream flow
monitoring, including the installation of
additional monitoring gauges, and monitoring
necessary to determine the relationship
between stream flow and groundwater.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
the second year are for lake Index of
Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
new text end

new text begin (c) $135,000 the first year and $135,000
the second year are for assessing mercury
contamination of fish, including monitoring
to track the status of waters impaired by
mercury and mercury reduction efforts over
time.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,850,000 the first year and $1,850,000
the second year are for developing targeted,
science-based watershed restoration and
protection strategies, including regional
technical assistance for TMDL plans and
development of a watershed assessment tool,
in cooperation with the commissioner of the
Pollution Control Agency. By January 15,
2016, the commissioner shall submit a report
to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the senate and house of representatives
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
policy and finance providing the outcomes
to lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater
achieved with this appropriation and
recommendations.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for water supply planning,
aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for technical assistance
to support local implementation of nonpoint
source restoration and protection activities,
including water quality protection in forested
watersheds.
new text end

new text begin (g) $675,000 the first year and $675,000
the second year are for applied research
and tools, including watershed hydrologic
modeling; maintaining and updating spatial
data for watershed boundaries, streams, and
water bodies and integrating high-resolution
digital elevation data; assessing effectiveness
of forestry best management practices for
water quality; and developing an ecological
monitoring database.
new text end

new text begin (h) $615,000 the first year and $615,000
the second year are for developing county
geologic atlases.
new text end

new text begin (i) $85,000 the first year is to develop design
standards and best management practices
for public water access sites to maintain and
improve water quality by avoiding shoreline
erosion and runoff.
new text end

new text begin (j) $3,500,000 the first year and $3,500,000
the second year are for beginning to develop
and designate groundwater management
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
103G.287, subdivision 4. The commissioner,
in consultation with the commissioners
of the Pollution Control Agency, health,
and agriculture, shall establish a uniform
statewide hydrogeologic mapping system
that will include designated groundwater
management areas. The mapping system
must include wellhead protection areas,
special well construction areas, groundwater
provinces, groundwater recharge areas, and
other designated or geographical areas related
to groundwater. This mapping system shall
be used to implement all groundwater-related
laws and for reporting and evaluations. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2017.
new text end

new text begin (k) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for grants to counties
and other local units of government that
have adopted advanced shoreland protection
measures. The grants awarded under this
paragraph shall be for $100,000 and must be
used to restore and enhance riparian areas to
protect, enhance, and restore water quality in
lakes, rivers, and streams. Grant recipients
must submit a report to the commissioner on
the outcomes achieved with the grant. To
be eligible for a grant under this paragraph,
a county or other local unit of government
must have adopted an ordinance for the
subdivision, use, redevelopment, and
development of shoreland that has been
certified by the commissioner of natural
resources as having advanced shoreland
protection measures. The commissioner
shall only certify an ordinance that meets or
exceeds the following standards:
new text end

new text begin (1) requires new sewage treatment systems
to be set back at least 100 feet from the
ordinary high water level for recreational
development shorelands and 75 feet for
general development lake shorelands;
new text end

new text begin (2) requires redevelopment and new
development on shoreland to have at least
a 50-foot vegetative buffer. An access path
and recreational use area may be allowed;
new text end

new text begin (3) requires mitigation when any variance to
standards designed to protect lakes, rivers,
and streams is granted;
new text end

new text begin (4) requires best management practices to
be used to control storm water and sediment
when 3,000 or more square feet are disturbed
as part of a land alteration;
new text end

new text begin (5) includes other criteria developed by the
commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (6) has been adopted by July 1, 2015.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may certify an ordinance
that does not exceed all the standards in
clauses (1) to (5) if the commissioner
determines that the ordinance provides
significantly greater protection for both
waters and shoreland than those standards.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources
may develop additional criteria for the
grants awarded under this paragraph. In
developing the criteria, the commissioner
shall consider the proposed changes to
the department's shoreland rules discussed
during the rulemaking process authorized
under Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1,
section 4, subdivision 3. This appropriation
is available until spent.
new text end

new text begin (l) $100,000 the first year is for preparing and
hosting groundwater management workshops
to provide an update on scientific, technical,
and other information regarding groundwater
sustainability, use, and best management
practices to groundwater management
professionals and mayors or their designees
in greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (m) $100,000 the first year is for preparing
and hosting, in consultation with the
Metropolitan Council, groundwater
management workshops to provide an update
on scientific, technical, and other information
regarding groundwater sustainability,
use, and best management practices to
groundwater management professionals and
mayors or their designees in the metropolitan
area.
new text end

new text begin (n) $100,000 the first year is for the
commissioner of natural resources for
rulemaking under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116G.15, subdivision 7.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,711,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,534,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000
the second year are for grants to soil and water
conservation districts, watershed districts,
watershed management organizations, and
other joint powers organizations organized
for the management of water in a watershed
or subwatershed that have multiyear plans
that will result in a significant reduction in
water pollution in a selected subwatershed.
The grants may be used for the following
purposes: establishment of riparian buffers;
practices to store water for natural treatment
and infiltration, including rain gardens;
capturing storm water for reuse; stream
bank, shoreland, and ravine stabilization;
enforcement activities; and implementation
of best management practices for feedlots
within riparian areas and other practices
demonstrated to be most effective in
protecting, enhancing, and restoring water
quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and
protecting groundwater from degradation.
Grant recipients must provide a nonstate
cash match of at least 25 percent of the
total eligible project costs. Grant recipients
may use other legacy funds to supplement
projects funded under this paragraph. Prairie
restorations conducted with funds awarded
under this paragraph must include a diversity
of species, including species selected to
provide habitat for pollinators throughout the
growing season, and protect existing native
prairies from genetic contamination. Grants
awarded under this paragraph are available
for four years and priority shall be given
to the three to six best designed plans each
year. By January 15, 2016, the board shall
submit an interim report on the outcomes
achieved with this appropriation, including
recommendations, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house
of representatives committees and divisions
with jurisdiction over environment and
natural resources policy and finance. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,853,000 the first year and $4,675,000
the second year are for grants to local
government units for the following
purposes: establishment of riparian buffers;
practices to store water for natural treatment
and infiltration, including rain gardens;
capturing storm water for reuse; stream
bank, shoreland, and ravine stabilization;
enforcement activities; and implementation
of best management practices for feedlots
within riparian areas and other practices
demonstrated to be most effective in
protecting, enhancing, and restoring water
quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and
protecting groundwater from degradation.
new text end

new text begin (c) $4,000,000 the first year and $4,000,000
the second year are for targeted local
resource protection and enhancement grants
for projects and practices that exceed
current state standards for protection,
enhancement, and restoration of water
quality in lakes, rivers, and streams or that
protect groundwater from degradation.
new text end

new text begin (d) $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the
second year are to provide state oversight
and accountability, evaluate results, and
measure the value of conservation program
implementation by local governments,
including submission to the legislature
by March 1 each year an annual report
prepared by the board, in consultation with
the commissioners of natural resources,
health, agriculture, and the Pollution Control
Agency, detailing the recipients, projects
funded under this section, and the amount of
pollution reduced.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,700,000 the first year and $1,700,000
the second year are for grants to local units
of government to ensure compliance with
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E, and
sections 103F.401 to 103F.455, including
enforcement efforts. Of this amount,
$235,000 the first year is to update the
Minnesota Public Drainage Manual and the
Minnesota Public Drainage Law Overview
for Decision Makers and to provide outreach
to users.
new text end

new text begin (f) $6,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000
the second year are to purchase and restore
permanent conservation easements on
riparian buffers adjacent to lakes, rivers,
streams, and tributaries with a high risk of
becoming impaired or that are currently
impaired, to keep water on the land in order
to decrease sediment, pollutant, and nutrient
transport; reduce hydrologic impacts to
surface waters; and increase infiltration for
groundwater recharge. This appropriation
may be used for restoration of riparian
buffers protected by easements purchased
with this appropriation and for stream bank
restorations when the riparian buffers have
been restored. Prairie restorations conducted
with funds awarded under this paragraph
must include a diversity of species, including
species selected to provide habitat for
pollinators throughout the growing season,
and protect existing native prairies from
genetic contamination.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,400,000 the first year and $1,400,000
the second year are for permanent
conservation easements on wellhead
protection areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph
(d). Priority must be placed on land that
is located where the vulnerability of the
drinking water supply is designated as high
or very high by the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (h) $175,000 the first year and $175,000 the
second year are for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct at least 20 restoration
evaluations under Minnesota Statutes,
section 114D.50, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (i) $120,000 the first year and $120,000
the second year are for grants to Area
II Minnesota River Basin projects for
floodplain management.
new text end

new text begin (j) $63,000 the first year and $64,000 the
second year are for implementation of the
changes to the Clean Water Legacy Act
contained in this article.
new text end

new text begin (k) The board shall contract for services
with Conservation Corps Minnesota for
restoration, maintenance, and other activities
under this section for $500,000 the first year
and $500,000 the second year.
new text end

new text begin (l) The board may adjust the technical and
administrative assistance portion of the funds
to leverage federal or other nonstate funds
or to address oversight responsibilities or
high-priority needs identified in local water
management plans.
new text end

new text begin (m) The board shall require grantees to
specify the outcomes that will be achieved
by the grants prior to any grant awards and
the board shall track the cumulative impacts
and include those impacts in reports on the
expenditure of clean water funds submitted
to the legislature.
new text end

new text begin (n) The appropriations in this section are
available until June 30, 2018. Returned grant
funds are available until expended and shall
be regranted consistent with the purposes of
this section.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,198,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,198,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
the second year are for addressing public
health concerns related to contaminants
found in Minnesota drinking water for
which no health-based drinking water
standards exist, including accelerating the
development of health risk limits, including
triclosan, and improving the capacity of
the department's laboratory to analyze
unregulated contaminants.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,615,000 the first year and $1,615,000
the second year are for protection of
groundwater and surface water drinking
water sources, including protection from
viruses.
new text end

new text begin (c) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for cost share assistance to
public and private well owners for up to 50
percent of the cost of sealing unused wells.
new text end

new text begin (d) $390,000 the first year and $390,000 the
second year are to update and expand the
County Well Index, in cooperation with the
commissioner of natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (e) $325,000 the first year and $325,000 the
second year are for studying the occurrence
and magnitude of contaminants in private
wells and developing guidance to ensure
that new well placement minimizes the
potential for risks, in cooperation with the
commissioner of agriculture.
new text end

new text begin (f) $105,000 the first year and $105,000 the
second year are for monitoring recreational
beaches on Lake Superior for pollutants that
may pose a public health risk and mitigating
sources of bacterial contamination that are
identified.
new text end

new text begin (g) $980,000 the first year and $980,000 the
second year are for a biomonitoring program
that will focus on children and disadvantaged
communities to provide data on disparities
in pollutant exposure and other measures
necessary to assist with water quality
management and protection decision making.
new text end

new text begin (h) $1,233,000 the first year and $1,233,000
the second year are for the development
and implementation of a groundwater
virus monitoring plan, including an
epidemiological study to determine the
association between groundwater virus
concentration and community illness rates.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2017.
new text end

new text begin (i) Unless otherwise specified, the
appropriations in this section are available
until June 30, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for grants or loans for local
inflow and infiltration reduction programs
addressing high priority areas in the
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. This
appropriation is available until expended.
new text end

new text begin (b) $500,000 the first year is for an agreement
with the United States Geological Survey to
investigate groundwater and surface water
interaction in and around White Bear Lake
and surrounding northeast metropolitan
lakes, including seepage rate determinations,
water quality of groundwater and surface
water, isotope analyses, lake level analyses,
water balance determination, and creation
of a calibrated groundwater flow model.
The council shall use the results to prepare
guidance for other areas to use in addressing
groundwater and surface water interaction
issues. This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2016.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,250,000 the first year and $1,250,000
the second year are for metropolitan regional
groundwater planning to achieve water
supply reliability and sustainability, including
determination of a sustainable regional
balance of surface water and groundwater, a
feasibility assessment of potential solutions
to rebalance regional water use and identify
potential solutions to address emerging
subregional water supply issues such as the
northeast metro, and development of an
implementation plan that addresses regional
targets and timelines and defines short- and
medium-term milestones for achieving the
desirable surface water and groundwater
regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the
commissioner shall submit an interim report
on the expenditure of this appropriation to
the chairs and ranking minority members
of the house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
finance and policy and the clean water fund.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 615,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 615,000
new text end

new text begin $615,000 the first year and $615,000 the
second year are for developing county
geologic atlases. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,000
new text end

new text begin $14,000 the first year and $14,000 the second
year are for the Legislative Coordinating
Commission for the Web site required
in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [17.9891] PURPOSE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of natural resources,
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, and Board of Water and Soil Resources,
may implement a Minnesota agricultural water quality certification program whereby a
producer who demonstrates practices and management sufficient to protect water quality
is certified for up to ten years and presumed to be contributing the producer's share of
any targeted reduction of water pollutants during the certification period. The program
is voluntary. The program will first be piloted in selected watersheds across the state,
until such time as the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of natural
resources, commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, and Board of Water and Soil
Resources, determines the program is ready for expansion.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [17.9892] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The definitions in this section apply to sections
17.9891 to 17.993.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Certification. new text end

new text begin "Certification" means a producer has demonstrated
compliance with all applicable environmental rules and statutes for all of the producer's
owned and rented agricultural land and has achieved a satisfactory score through the
certification instrument as verified by a certifying agent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Certifying agent. new text end

new text begin "Certifying agent" means a person who is authorized
by the commissioner to assess producers to determine whether a producer satisfies the
standards of the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Effective control. new text end

new text begin "Effective control" means possession of land by
ownership, written lease, or other legal agreement and authority to act as decision
maker for the day-to-day management of the operation at the time the producer achieves
certification and for the required certification period.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Eligible land. new text end

new text begin "Eligible land" means all acres of a producer's agricultural
operation, whether contiguous or not, that are under the effective control of the producer
at the time the producer enters into the program and that the producer operates with
equipment, labor, and management.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin "Program" means the Minnesota agricultural water quality
certification program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Technical assistance. new text end

new text begin "Technical assistance" means professional, advisory,
or cost share assistance provided to individuals in order to achieve certification.
new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin [17.9893] CERTIFICATION INSTRUMENT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of natural resources,
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, and Board of Water and Soil Resources,
shall develop an analytical instrument to assess the water quality practices and
management of agricultural operations. This instrument shall be used to certify that the
water quality practices and management of an agricultural operation are consistent with
state water quality goals and standards. The commissioner shall define a satisfactory score
for certification purposes. The certification instrument tool shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) integrate applicable existing regulatory requirements;
new text end

new text begin (2) utilize technology and prioritize ease of use;
new text end

new text begin (3) utilize a water quality index or score applicable to the landscape;
new text end

new text begin (4) incorporate a process for updates and revisions as practices, management, and
technology changes become established and approved; and
new text end

new text begin (5) comprehensively address water quality impacts.
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [17.9894] CERTIFYING AGENT LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin License. new text end

new text begin A person who offers certification services to producers
as part of the program must satisfy all criteria in subdivision 2 and be licensed by
the commissioner. A certifying agent is ineligible to provide certification services
to any producer to whom the certifying agent has also provided technical assistance.
Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, the commissioner may set license fees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Certifying agent requirements. new text end

new text begin In order to be licensed as a certifying
agent, a person must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be an agricultural conservation professional employed by the state of Minnesota,
a soil and water conservation district, or the Natural Resources Conservation Service or a
Minnesota certified crop advisor as recognized by the American Society of Agronomy;
new text end

new text begin (2) have passed a comprehensive exam, as set by the commissioner, evaluating
knowledge of water quality, soil health, best farm management techniques, and the
certification instrument; and
new text end

new text begin (3) maintain continuing education requirements as set by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [17.9895] DUTIES OF A CERTIFYING AGENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin A certifying agent shall conduct a formal certification
assessment utilizing the certification instrument to determine whether a producer meets
program criteria. If a producer satisfies all requirements, the certifying agent shall notify
the commissioner of the producer's eligibility and request that the commissioner issue a
certificate. All records and documents used in the assessment shall be compiled by the
certifying agent and submitted to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Violations. new text end

new text begin (a) In the event a certifying agent violates any provision of
sections 17.9891 to 17.993 or an order of the commissioner, the commissioner may issue a
written warning or a correction order and may suspend or revoke a license.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the commissioner suspends or revokes a license, the certifying agent has ten
days from the date of suspension or revocation to appeal. If a certifying agent appeals, the
commissioner shall hold an administrative hearing within 30 days of the suspension or
revocation of the license, or longer by agreement of the parties, to determine whether the
license is revoked or suspended. The commissioner shall issue an opinion within 30 days.
If a person notifies the commissioner that the person intends to contest the commissioner's
opinion, the Office of Administrative Hearings shall conduct a hearing in accordance with
the applicable provisions of chapter 14 for hearings in contested cases.
new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [17.9896] CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Producer duties. new text end

new text begin A producer who seeks certification of eligible land
shall conduct an initial assessment using the certification instrument, obtain technical
assistance if necessary to achieve a satisfactory score on the certification instrument, and
apply for certification from a licensed certifying agent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Additional land. new text end

new text begin Once certified, if a producer obtains effective control
of additional agricultural land, the producer must notify a certifying agent and obtain
certification of the additional land within one year in order to retain the producer's original
certification.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Violations. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may revoke a certification if the
producer fails to obtain certification on any additional land for which the producer obtains
effective control.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may revoke a certification and seek reimbursement of any
monetary benefit a producer may have received due to certification from a producer who
fails to maintain certification criteria.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the commissioner revokes a certification, the producer has ten days from the
date of suspension or revocation to appeal. If a producer appeals, the commissioner shall
hold an administrative hearing within 30 days of the suspension or revocation of the
certification, or longer by agreement of the parties, to determine whether the certification
is revoked or suspended. The commissioner shall issue an opinion within 30 days. If the
producer notifies the commissioner that the producer intends to contest the commissioner's
opinion, the Office of Administrative Hearings shall conduct a hearing in accordance with
the applicable provisions of chapter 14 for hearings in contested cases.
new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin [17.9897] CERTIFICATION CERTAINTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Once a producer is certified, the producer:
new text end

new text begin (1) retains certification for up to ten years from the date of certification if the
producer complies with the certification agreement, even if the producer does not comply
with new state water protection laws or rules that take effect during the certification period;
new text end

new text begin (2) is presumed to be meeting the producer's contribution to any targeted reduction
of pollutants during the certification period;
new text end

new text begin (3) is required to continue implementation of practices that maintain the producer's
certification; and
new text end

new text begin (4) is required to retain all records pertaining to certification.
new text end

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) does not preclude enforcement of a local rule or ordinance by a
local unit of government.
new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin [17.9898] AUDITS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall perform random audits of producers and certifying agents to
ensure compliance with the program. All producers and certifying agents shall cooperate
with the commissioner during these audits and provide all relevant documents to the
commissioner for inspection and copying. Any delay, obstruction, or refusal to cooperate
with the commissioner's audit or falsification of or failure to provide required data or
information is a violation subject to the provisions of section 17.9895, subdivision 2, or
17.9896, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin [17.9899] DATA.
new text end

new text begin All data collected under the program that identifies a producer or a producer's
location are considered nonpublic data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9, or
private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12. The commissioner
shall make available summary data of program outcomes on data classified as private
or nonpublic under this section.
new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [17.991] RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may adopt rules to implement the program.
new text end

Sec. 22.

new text begin [17.992] REPORTS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of natural resources,
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, and Board of Water and Soil Resources,
shall issue a biennial report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over agricultural policy on the status of the program.
new text end

Sec. 23.

new text begin [17.993] FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use contributions from gifts or other state accounts, provided
that the purpose of the expenditure is consistent with the purpose of the accounts, for
grants, loans, or other financial assistance.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Watershed restoration and protection strategy or WRAPS. new text end

new text begin "Watershed
restoration and protection strategy" or "WRAPS" means a document summarizing
scientific studies of a major watershed no larger than a hydrologic unit code 8 including
the physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the water quality of the watershed;
identification of impairments and water bodies in need of protection; identification of
biotic stressors and sources of pollution, both point and nonpoint; TMDL's for the
impairments; and an implementation table containing strategies and actions designed to
achieve and maintain water quality standards and goals.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [114D.26] WATERSHED RESTORATION AND PROTECTION
STRATEGIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Contents. new text end

new text begin The Pollution Control Agency, in cooperation with the
Board of Water and Soil Resources, the commissioner of natural resources, and others,
shall develop watershed restoration and protection strategies. To ensure effectiveness and
accountability in meeting the goals of this chapter, each WRAPS shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify impaired waters and waters in need of protection;
new text end

new text begin (2) identify biotic stressors causing impairments or threats to water quality;
new text end

new text begin (3) summarize watershed modeling outputs and resulting pollution load allocations,
wasteload allocations, and priority areas for targeting actions to improve water quality;
new text end

new text begin (4) identify point sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge
elimination system permit is required under section 115.03;
new text end

new text begin (5) identify nonpoint sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge
elimination system permit is not required under section 115.03, with sufficient specificity
to prioritize and geographically locate watershed restoration and protection actions;
new text end

new text begin (6) describe the current pollution loading and load reduction needed for each source
or source category to meet water quality standards and goals, including wasteload and
load allocations from TMDL's;
new text end

new text begin (7) contain a plan for ongoing water quality monitoring to fill data gaps, determine
changing conditions, and gauge implementation effectiveness; and
new text end

new text begin (8) contain an implementation table of strategies and actions that are capable of
cumulatively achieving needed pollution load reductions for point and nonpoint sources,
including:
new text end

new text begin (i) water quality parameters of concern;
new text end

new text begin (ii) current water quality conditions;
new text end

new text begin (iii) water quality goals and targets by parameter of concern;
new text end

new text begin (iv) strategies and actions by parameter of concern and the scale of adoptions needed
for each;
new text end

new text begin (v) a timeline and an estimated range of costs for achievement of water quality targets;
new text end

new text begin (vi) identification of compliance assessment efforts needed;
new text end

new text begin (vii) the governmental units with primary responsibility for implementing each
watershed restoration or protection strategy;
new text end

new text begin (viii) a list and an estimate for each of the public and private funding sources and
amounts to be pursued for the needed implementation actions; and
new text end

new text begin (ix) a timeline and interim milestones for achievement of watershed restoration or
protection implementation actions within ten years of strategy adoption.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin Beginning July 1, 2016, and every other year thereafter, the
Pollution Control Agency must report on its Web site the progress toward implementation
milestones and water quality goals for all adopted TMDL's and, where available, WRAPS's.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Timelines. new text end

new text begin WRAPS's must be completed within one year of the
Environmental Protection Agency's approval of TMDL's within the applicable watershed.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Nonpoint priority funding plan. new text end

new text begin (a) Beginning July 1, 2014, and every
other year thereafter, the Board of Water and Soil Resources shall prepare and post on its
Web site a priority funding plan to prioritize potential nonpoint restoration and protection
actions based on available WRAPS's, TMDL's, and local water plans. The plan must take
into account the following factors: water quality outcomes, cost-effectiveness, landowner
financial need, and leverage of nonstate funding sources.
new text end

new text begin (b) Consistent with the priorities listed in section 114D.20, state agencies allocating
funds from the clean water fund for nonpoint restoration and protection strategies shall
target the funds according to the priorities identified on the nonpoint priority funding plan.
The allocation of the clean water fund to projects eligible for financial assistance under
section 116.182 is not governed by the nonpoint priority funding plan.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Expenditures; accountability.

(a) A project receiving funding from the
clean water fund must meet or exceed the constitutional requirements to protect, enhance,
and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater and
drinking water from degradation. Priority may be given to projects that meet more than
one of these requirements. A project receiving funding from the clean water fund shall
include measurable outcomes, as defined in section 3.303, subdivision 10, and a plan for
measuring and evaluating the results. A project must be consistent with current science
and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

(b) Money from the clean water fund shall be expended to balance the benefits
across all regions and residents of the state.

(c) A state agency or other recipient of a direct appropriation from the clean
water fund must compile and submit all information for proposed and funded projects
or programs, including the proposed measurable outcomes and all other items required
under section 3.303, subdivision 10, to the Legislative Coordinating Commission as soon
as practicable or by January 15 of the applicable fiscal year, whichever comes first. The
Legislative Coordinating Commission must post submitted information on the Web site
required under section 3.303, subdivision 10, as soon as it becomes available. Information
classified as not public under section 13D.05, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), is not required
to be placed on the Web site.

(d) Grants funded by the clean water fund must be implemented according to section
16B.98 and must account for all expenditures. Proposals must specify a process for any
regranting envisioned. Priority for grant proposals must be given to proposals involving
grants that will be competitively awarded.

(e) Money from the clean water fund may only be spent on projects that benefit
Minnesota waters.new text begin Money from the clean water fund may be used to travel outside the
state of Minnesota if the travel is directly related to and necessary for a projects that
benefits Minnesota waters.
new text end

(f) When practicable, a direct recipient of an appropriation from the clean water fund
shall prominently display on the recipient's Web site home page the legacy logo required
under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 5, section 10, as amended by Laws 2010, chapter
361, article 3, section 5, accompanied by the phrase "Click here for more information."
When a person clicks on the legacy logo image, the Web site must direct the person to
a Web page that includes both the contact information that a person may use to obtain
additional information, as well as a link to the Legislative Coordinating Commission Web
site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10.

(g) Future eligibility for money from the clean water fund is contingent upon a state
agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as well as
any additional requirements contained in applicable session law.new text begin If the Office of the
Legislative Auditor determines that a recipient of money from the clean water fund has
not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations in this section or other laws applicable
to the recipient, the recipient is not eligible for future funding from the clean water fund
until the recipient demonstrates compliance.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Riparian buffer payments; reporting. new text end

new text begin When clean water funds are used
to purchase riparian buffer easements, payments for the first 50 feet of riparian buffer that
are noncompliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300, may not exceed noncropped
rates as established under section 103F.515. The Board of Water and Soil Resources must
include in its biennial report on clean water fund appropriations the funding spent on
easements for riparian buffers that are not compliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Restoration evaluations.

The Board of Water and Soil Resources may
convene a technical evaluation panel comprised of five members, including one technical
representative from the Board of Water and Soil Resources, one technical representative
from the Department of Natural Resources, one technical expert from the University of
Minnesota or the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and two representatives
with expertise related to the project being evaluated. The board may add a technical
representative from a unit of federal or local government. The members of the technical
evaluation panel may not be associated with the restoration, may vary depending upon the
projects being reviewed, and shall avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Each year, the
board may assign a coordinator to identify a sample of deleted text beginup to tendeleted text end habitat restoration projects
completed with clean water funding. The coordinator shall secure the restoration plans for
the projects specified and direct the technical evaluation panel to evaluate the restorations
relative to the law, current science, and the stated goals and standards in the restoration
plan and, when applicable, to the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines. The coordinator shall summarize the findings
of the panel and provide a report to the chairs of the respective house of representatives
and senate policy and finance committees with jurisdiction over natural resources and
spending from the clean water fund. The report shall determine if the restorations are
meeting planned goals, any problems with the implementation of restorations, and, if
necessary, recommendations on improving restorations. The report shall be focused on
improving future restorations. Up to one-tenth of one percent of forecasted receipts from
the clean water fund may be used for restoration evaluations under this section.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Rules.

The commissioner shall adopt rules to ensure compliance with this
section. By January 15, 2010, the commissioner shall begin the rulemaking required by
this section under chapter 14.new text begin Notwithstanding sections 14.125 and 14.128, the authority
to adopt these rules does not expire.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginPUBLIC WATER ACCESS SITE DESIGN AND BEST MANAGEMENT
PRACTICES.
new text end

new text begin Beginning March 1, 2014, the commissioner of natural resources shall utilize the
applicable design standards and best management practices developed under this article
when designing and constructing new public water access sites and renovating existing
sites. The commissioner shall make the design standards and best management practices
developed under this article available on the Department of Natural Resources Web site
and notify local units of government of the standards and practices.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

Section 1. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS FUND APPROPRIATIONS.new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
parks and trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The
figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2014
new text end
new text begin 2015
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 42,429,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 41,762,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
sections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation and the recipient retains
documentation sufficient to justify the use of
the funds. Money appropriated in this article
must be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Management and Budget's Guidance to
Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditure.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in
this article, fiscal year 2014 appropriations
are available until June 30, 2016, and fiscal
year 2015 appropriations are available until
June 30, 2017. If a project receives federal
funds, the time period of the appropriation is
extended to equal the availability of federal
funding.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,669,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 23,669,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $7,975,000 the first year and $5,695,000
the second year are for the following state
parks and trails projects:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Rat River Bridge on the Arrowhead
State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Brown's Creek State Trail, including
interpretive signs, invasive species control,
and regional trail connections;
new text end

new text begin (3) a segment of the Central Lakes State Trail
from Fergus Falls to Ashby/Lake Christina;
new text end

new text begin (4) the Hadley Bridge on the Gateway State
Trail;
new text end

new text begin (5) a segment of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail
from Beaver Bay to West Road;
new text end

new text begin (6) the Steamboat Loop on the Heartland
State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (7) the Steamboat River Bridge on the
Heartland State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (8) the Fish Hook River Red Bridge in Park
Rapids on the Heartland State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (9) a trail in Itasca State Park;
new text end

new text begin (10) a trail from Park Rapids to Itasca State
Park;
new text end

new text begin (11) a trail segment from Faribault to Dundas
for the Mill Towns State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (12) a bridge building over the Cannon River
in Faribault for the Mill Towns State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (13) a segment of the Minnesota Valley
State Trail from Shakopee Memorial Park to
Bloomington Ferry Bridge;
new text end

new text begin (14) a segment of the Minnesota Valley State
Trail from Bloomington Ferry Bridge to Fort
Snelling State Park;
new text end

new text begin (15) the Moose Horn River Bridge No. 1 on
the Willard Munger State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (16) the Paul Bunyan State Trail near Clausen
Avenue;
new text end

new text begin (17) a segment of the Paul Bunyan State Trail
from Crow Wing State Park;
new text end

new text begin (18) interpretive signs on the Root River
State Trail;
new text end

new text begin (19) a segment of the Root River State Trail
from Whalen to Rushford;
new text end

new text begin (20) a segment of the Sakatah Singing Hills
State Trail from Waterville to Mankato; and
new text end

new text begin (21) a segment of the Shooting Star State
Trail from Rose Creek to Austin.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use these funds
for other portions of a state trail under this
paragraph or for other statutorily authorized
state trails only after funds to complete
these projects has been fully encumbered. If
the commissioner determines one of these
projects is not able to proceed within the
appropriation's availability, the commissioner
may use these funds for other portions of
a state trail under this paragraph or for
other statutorily authorized state trails after
consultation with the chairs of the senate
and house of representatives committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over the parks and
trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,549,000 the first year and $1,549,000
the second year are for education and
interpretive services at state parks, recreation
areas, and trails.
new text end

new text begin (c) $643,000 the first year and $643,000 the
second year are for state parks and trails
public outreach.
new text end

new text begin (d) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,140,000
the second year are for land acquisition,
development, and design at state parks,
including acquisition of land for Lake
Bronson State Park, Sibley State Park, and
Minneopa State Park, completion of a visitor
center at Tettegouche State Park, renewable
energy improvements, and new camper
cabins.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,933,000 the first year and $4,654,000
the second year are for state parks and
state recreation areas rehabilitation and
renewal, including conversion of facilities
to rental facilities, replacement of vault
toilets and fishing piers, renewable
energy improvements, and accessibility
improvements. Of this amount, $720,000 the
second year is for campground upgrades at
Whitewater State Park.
new text end

new text begin (f) $829,000 the first year and $830,000
the second year are for restoration and
enhancement activities at state parks and state
recreation areas, including invasive species
management on approximately 13,800 acres,
native plant restorations on approximately
1,800 acres, and implementation of best
management practices at approximately 50
public water access sites.
new text end

new text begin (g) $350,000 the first year and $350,000
the second year are for grants for veterans
memorials in parks and trails of regional or
statewide significance in the state.
new text end

new text begin (h) $4,425,000 the first year and $4,438,000
the second year are for grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535, to
acquire, develop, improve, and restore
parks and trails of regional or statewide
significance outside of the metropolitan area,
as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. Up to 2.5 percent
of the total appropriation may be used for
administering the grants.
new text end

new text begin (i) $4,465,000 the first year and $3,370,000
the second year are for grants for parks and
trails of regional or statewide significance
outside of the metropolitan area. Of this
amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $1,338,000 is for development of
the Swedish Immigrant Trail, including
amenities in Taylors Falls connecting the
trail to Interstate State Park;
new text end

new text begin (2) $75,000 is for rehabilitation of Sunrise
Prairie Trail;
new text end

new text begin (3) $500,000 is for construction of the Lowell
to Lakewalk Trail in Duluth;
new text end

new text begin (4) $1,250,000 is for the Mesabi Trail;
new text end

new text begin (5) $920,000 is for extensions and
connections to the Rocori Trail;
new text end

new text begin (6) $1,000,000 is for extensions and
connections to the Lake Wobegon Trail;
new text end

new text begin (7) $100,000 is for the Beaver Bay Trail,
including trailhead amenities;
new text end

new text begin (8) $468,000 is for extension of the Dakota
Rail Trail to Lester Prairie;
new text end

new text begin (9) $184,000 is for trail connections and
camping facilities in Aitkin County for
the Mississippi River parks and water trail
project;
new text end

new text begin (10) $1,000,000 is for trail enhancement,
land acquisition, and other improvements at
Sauk River Regional Park; and
new text end

new text begin (11) $1,000,000 is for restoration of parks
and trails in the Duluth area impacted by the
flood of 2012.
new text end

new text begin (j) The commissioner shall contract for
services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
for restoration, maintenance, and other
activities under this section for at least
$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (k) A recipient of a grant awarded under
this section must give consideration to
Conservation Corps Minnesota for possible
use of the corps' services to contract for
restoration and enhancement services.
new text end

new text begin (l) For projects with the potential to
need historic preservation services, the
commissioner or a recipient of a grant
awarded under this section must give
consideration to the Northern Bedrock
Conservation Corps for possible use of the
corps' services.
new text end

new text begin (m) By January 15, 2015, the commissioner
shall submit a list of projects, ranked in
priority order, that contains the Department
of Natural Resources' recommendations for
funding from the parks and trails fund for
the 2016-2017 biennium to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the senate
and house of representatives committees
and divisions with jurisdiction over the
environment and natural resources and the
parks and trails fund.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 17,755,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,088,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $17,755,000 the first year and $18,088,000
the second year are for parks and trails of
regional or statewide significance in the
metropolitan area, distributed according to
paragraphs (b) to (1).
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,490,000 the first year and $1,541,000
the second year are for grants to Anoka
County for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a trail connection for Bunker Hills
Regional Park from Avocet Street;
new text end

new text begin (2) restoration, including erosion repair,
along Pleasure Creek and the Mississippi
River Regional Trail at the Coon Rapids
Dam Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (3) a new playground and surfacing at Lake
George Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (4) land acquisition for the Rice Creek Chain
of Lakes Park Reserve;
new text end

new text begin (5) improvements at the Rice Creek Chain of
Lakes Park Reserve, including maintenance
shop rehabilitation, road and parking
construction, fencing, beach improvements,
and roof repairs;
new text end

new text begin (6) trail reconstruction under East River
Road on the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park
Reserve;
new text end

new text begin (7) contracts with Conservation Corps
Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (8) a volunteer or resource coordinator
position;
new text end

new text begin (9) a landscape designer or architect;
new text end

new text begin (10) design, engineering, and construction of
the Central Anoka County Regional Trail;
new text end

new text begin (11) road rehabilitation at Lake George
Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (12) reconstruction of a retaining wall on the
Mississippi River Regional Trail;
new text end

new text begin (13) a trail connection on the Mississippi
River Regional Trail to connect Mississippi
West Regional Park to the city of Ramsey;
new text end

new text begin (14) improvements of the Heritage
Laboratory/Day Camp at the Rice Creek
Chain of Lakes Park Reserve; and
new text end

new text begin (15) trail reconstruction on the Rice Creek
North Regional Trail from Lexington Avenue
to Golden Lake Elementary School.
new text end

new text begin (c) $273,000 the first year and $283,000
the second year are for grants to the city of
Bloomington to reconstruct parking lots at the
Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park Reserve.
new text end

new text begin (d) $347,000 the first year and $361,000 the
second year are for grants to Carver County
to connect the Minnesota River Bluffs
Regional Trail and Southwest Regional Trail
and for trail and bridge construction on the
Minnesota River Bluff Regional Trail.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,235,000 the first year and $1,277,000
the second year are for grants to Dakota
County for:
new text end

new text begin (1) engineering to extend the Mississippi
River Regional Trail and Big Rivers Regional
Trails, including extensions to St. Paul, and
to provide a connection to Lilydale Regional
Trail;
new text end

new text begin (2) a trail connection for the Mississippi
River Regional Trail to connect St. Paul and
to construct a bridge over railroad tracks;
new text end

new text begin (3) engineering and construction of regional
trail segments throughout the county;
new text end

new text begin (4) engineering and construction of a bridge
and trails through the Minnesota Zoological
Garden on the North Creek Regional
Greenway; and
new text end

new text begin (5) resource management of the county's
parks and trails system.
new text end

new text begin (f) $3,803,000 the first year and $3,464,000
the second are for grants to the Minneapolis
Park and Recreation Board for:
new text end

new text begin (1) design and construction of trail loops,
river access areas, landscapes, and storm
water management improvements at Above
the Falls Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (2) land acquisition at Above the Falls
Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (3) a master plan and trail design for Central
Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (4) planning and design for the Central
Riverfront including the water works and the
Mississippi Whitewater Park sites;
new text end

new text begin (5) trail, path, and shoreline improvements
and play area rehabilitation at
Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (6) trail, shoreline, water access,
picnic, sailboat facility, and concession
improvements at Minneapolis Chain of
Lakes Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (7) a bird sanctuary, trail stabilization, habitat
restoration, accessibility improvements, and
construction of new entrances at Minneapolis
Chain of Lakes Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (8) a trail connection for the Minnehaha
Parkway Regional Trail below Lyndale
Avenue; and
new text end

new text begin (9) trail work at Theodore Wirth Regional
Park.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,228,000 the first year and $1,523,000
the second year are for grants to Ramsey
County for:
new text end

new text begin (1) wayfinding for cross-country ski trails
at Battle Creek Regional Park, Tamarack
Nature Center, and Grass-Vadnais-Snail
Lakes Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (2) contracts with Conservation Corps
Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (3) design and construction of an early
learning center at Tamarack Nature Center
and pedestrian connections, landscape
restoration, signage, and other site amenities
at Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (4) improvements to Tamarack Nature
Center;
new text end

new text begin (5) building and supporting a volunteer corps
for Tamarack Nature Center and Discovery
Hollow;
new text end

new text begin (6) trail development to connect Tamarack
Nature Center to the Otter Lake boat launch;
new text end

new text begin (7) a trail on Vadnais Lake, storm water
management improvements, and site
amenities at Grass-Vadnais-Snail Lakes
Regional Park;
new text end

new text begin (8) trail development and connection, storm
water management improvements, and site
amenities at Rice Creek North Regional
Trail; and
new text end

new text begin (9) the Bruce Vento Regional Trail.
new text end

new text begin (h) $2,424,000 the first year and $2,507,000
the second year are for grants to the city of
Saint Paul for:
new text end

new text begin (1) an education coordinator;
new text end

new text begin (2) a volunteer coordinator;
new text end

new text begin (3) Como Regional Park shuttle operation;
new text end

new text begin (4) a trail connection to connect Harriet
Island to the Mississippi Regional Trail;
new text end

new text begin (5) Estabrook Road reconstruction and
lighting upgrades at Como Regional Park;
and
new text end

new text begin (6) a trail connection and railroad bridge
reconstruction at Lilydale Regional Park.
new text end

new text begin (i) $620,000 the first year and $640,000 the
second year are for grants to Scott County for
construction at Cedar Lake Farm Regional
Park.
new text end

new text begin (j) $3,667,000 the first year and $3,796,000
the second year are for grants to Three Rivers
Park District for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a trail connection to connect Grand
Rounds to Nine Mile Creek Trail;
new text end

new text begin (2) a trail bridge over County State-Aid
Highway 19 for the Lake Minnetonka LRT
Regional Trail;
new text end

new text begin (3) trail construction on the Crystal Lake
Regional Trail;
new text end

new text begin (4) trail construction on the Bassett Creek
Regional Trail;
new text end

new text begin (5) trail construction on the Twin Lakes
Regional Trail; and
new text end

new text begin (6) trail construction on the Nine Mile Creek
Regional Trail.
new text end

new text begin (k) $876,000 the first year and $904,000 the
second year are for grants to Washington
County for:
new text end

new text begin (1) parking, buildings, and other
improvements at the Swim Pond in Lake
Elmo Park Reserve;
new text end

new text begin (2) design and construction of the Point
Douglas Regional Trail, which connects to
Wisconsin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) paving improvements to Hardwood Creek
Regional Trail, which may include new trail
sections toward Bald Eagle Regional Park.
new text end

new text begin (l) $1,792,000 the first year and $1,792,000
the second year are for grants to implementing
agencies for land acquisition within
Metropolitan Council approved regional
parks and trails master plan boundaries as
provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.53, subdivision 3, clause (4).
new text end

new text begin (m) A recipient of a grant awarded under
this section must give consideration to
Conservation Corps Minnesota for possible
use of corps services to contract for
restoration and enhancement services.
new text end

new text begin (n) For projects with the potential to need
historic preservation services, a recipient
of a grant awarded under this section must
give consideration to the Northern Bedrock
Conservation Corps for possible use of the
corps' services.
new text end

new text begin (o) By January 15, 2015, the council
shall submit a list of projects, ranked in
priority order, that contains the council's
recommendations for funding from the
parks and trails fund for the 2016 and
2017 biennium to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate and house
of representatives committees and divisions
with jurisdiction over the environment and
natural resources and the parks and trails
fund.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000
new text end

new text begin $5,000 the first year and $5,000 the second
year are for the Legislative Coordinating
Commission for the Web site required
in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.01, subdivision 35, is amended to read:


Subd. 35.

Public official.

"Public official" means any:

(1) member of the legislature;

(2) individual employed by the legislature as secretary of the senate, legislative
auditor, chief clerk of the house of representatives, revisor of statutes, or researcher,
legislative analyst, or attorney in the Office of Senate Counsel and Research or House
Research;

(3) constitutional officer in the executive branch and the officer's chief administrative
deputy;

(4) solicitor general or deputy, assistant, or special assistant attorney general;

(5) commissioner, deputy commissioner, or assistant commissioner of any state
department or agency as listed in section 15.01 or 15.06, or the state chief information
officer;

(6) member, chief administrative officer, or deputy chief administrative officer of a
state board or commission that has either the power to adopt, amend, or repeal rules under
chapter 14, or the power to adjudicate contested cases or appeals under chapter 14;

(7) individual employed in the executive branch who is authorized to adopt, amend,
or repeal rules under chapter 14 or adjudicate contested cases under chapter 14;

(8) executive director of the State Board of Investment;

(9) deputy of any official listed in clauses (7) and (8);

(10) judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals;

(11) administrative law judge or compensation judge in the State Office of
Administrative Hearings or unemployment law judge in the Department of Employment
and Economic Development;

(12) member, regional administrator, division director, general counsel, or operations
manager of the Metropolitan Council;

(13) member or chief administrator of a metropolitan agency;

(14) director of the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement in the
Department of Public Safety;

(15) member or executive director of the Higher Education Facilities Authority;

(16) member of the board of directors or president of Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.;

(17) member of the board of directors or executive director of the Minnesota State
High School League;

(18) member of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority established in section 473.755;

(19) citizen member of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources;

(20) manager of a watershed district, or member of a watershed management
organization as defined under section 103B.205, subdivision 13;

(21) supervisor of a soil and water conservation district;

(22) director of Explore Minnesota Tourism;

(23) citizen member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council established
in section 97A.056;

(24) citizen member of the Clean Water Council established in section 114D.30; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(25) member or chief executive of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
established in section 473J.07new text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (26) member of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commissionnew text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85.53, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Expenditures; accountability.

(a) A project or program receiving funding
from the parks and trails fund must meet or exceed the constitutional requirement to
support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance. A project or program
receiving funding from the parks and trails fund must include measurable outcomes, as
defined in section 3.303, subdivision 10, and a plan for measuring and evaluating the
results. A project or program must be consistent with current science and incorporate
state-of-the-art technology, except when the project or program is a portrayal or restoration
of historical significance.

(b) Money from the parks and trails fund shall be expended to balance the benefits
across all regions and residents of the state.

(c) A state agency or other recipient of a direct appropriation from the parks and
trails fund must compile and submit all information for funded projects or programs,
including the proposed measurable outcomes and all other items required under section
3.303, subdivision 10, to the Legislative Coordinating Commission as soon as practicable
or by January 15 of the applicable fiscal year, whichever comes first. The Legislative
Coordinating Commission must post submitted information on the Web site required
under section 3.303, subdivision 10, as soon as it becomes available.

(d) Grants funded by the parks and trails fund must be implemented according to
section 16B.98 and must account for all expenditures. Proposals must specify a process
for any regranting envisioned. Priority for grant proposals must be given to proposals
involving grants that will be competitively awarded.

(e) Money from the parks and trails fund may only be spent on projects located in
Minnesota.new text begin Money from the parks and trails fund may be used to travel outside the state
of Minnesota if the travel is directly related to and necessary for a project that is based
in Minnesota.
new text end

(f) When practicable, a direct recipient of an appropriation from the parks and
trails fund shall prominently display on the recipient's Web site home page the legacy
logo required under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 5, section 10, as amended by Laws
2010, chapter 361, article 3, section 5, accompanied by the phrase "Click here for more
information." When a person clicks on the legacy logo image, the Web site must direct
the person to a Web page that includes both the contact information that a person may
use to obtain additional information, as well as a link to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission Web site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10.

(g) Future eligibility for money from the parks and trails fund is contingent upon a
state agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as
well as any additional requirements contained in applicable session law.new text begin If the Office of
the Legislative Auditor determines that a recipient of money from the parks and trails
fund has not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations in this section or other laws
applicable to the recipient, the recipient is not eligible for future funding from the parks
and trails fund until the recipient demonstrates compliance.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [85.536] GREATER MINNESOTA REGIONAL PARKS AND TRAILS
COMMISSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; purpose. new text end

new text begin The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and
Trails Commission is created to undertake system planning and provide recommendations
to the legislature for grants funded by the parks and trails fund to counties and cities
outside of the seven-county metropolitan area for parks and trails of regional significance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Commission. new text end

new text begin The commission shall include 12 members appointed by
the governor representing each of the regional parks and trails districts determined under
subdivision 3. Membership terms, compensation, removal of members, and filling of
vacancies are as provided in section 15.0575.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Districts; plans and hearings. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources,
in consultation with the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coalition, shall
establish 12 regional parks and trails districts in the state encompassing the area outside the
seven-county metropolitan area. The commissioner shall establish districts by combining
counties and may not assign a county to more than one district.
new text end

new text begin (b) Counties within each district may jointly prepare, after consultation with all
affected municipalities, and submit to the commission, and from time to time revise
and resubmit to the commission, a master plan for the acquisition and development of
parks and trails of regional significance located within the district. The counties, after
consultation with the commission, shall jointly hold a public hearing on the proposed plan
and budget at a time and place determined by the counties. Not less than 15 days before
the hearing, the counties shall provide notice of the hearing stating the date, time, and
place of the hearing, and the place where the proposed plan and budget may be examined
by any interested person. At any hearing, interested persons shall be permitted to present
their views on the plan and budget.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commission shall review each master plan to determine whether it meets
the conditions of subdivision 4. If it does not, the commission shall return the plan with
its comments to the district for revision and resubmittal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Regional significance. new text end

new text begin The commission must determine whether a park or
trail is regionally significant under this section based on the following criteria:
new text end

new text begin (1) a park must provide a natural resource-based setting and should provide outdoor
recreation facilities and multiple activities that are primarily natural resource-based;
new text end

new text begin (2) a trail must pass through desirable settings and offer high quality opportunities in
attractive, unique, or representative landscapes that serve important destinations while
connecting existing state or regional parks or trails;
new text end

new text begin (3) at least 20 percent of visits or users in a calendar year should be from people who
do not reside within the area of jurisdiction of the governmental unit that has the financial
and legal responsibility to own, operate, and maintain the park or trail;
new text end

new text begin (4) a park should be large compared to other parks owned by local governments
within the same regional parks and trails district; and
new text end

new text begin (5) a park may include or a trail may pass unique natural, historic, or cultural
features or characteristics.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Recommendations. new text end

new text begin (a) The commission shall submit biennial
recommendations to the legislature on appropriations of money from the parks and
trails fund to the legislature no later than January 15 of each odd-numbered year. The
commission may submit supplemental recommendations by January 15 in even-numbered
years. The recommendations shall include a list of projects recommended for funding
ranked in priority order.
new text end

new text begin (b) In recommending grants under this section, the commission shall make
recommendations consistent with master plans.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commission shall determine recommended grant amounts through an
adopted merit-based evaluation process that includes the level of local financial support.
The evaluation process is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and
section 14.386 does not apply.
new text end

new text begin (d) When recommending grants, the commission shall consider balance of the grant
benefits across greater Minnesota. Grant requests offering a nonstate match of at least 25
percent of the total eligible project costs shall be preferred.
new text end

new text begin (e) Grants may be recommended only for:
new text end

new text begin (1) parks and trails included in a plan approved by the commission under subdivision
3; and
new text end

new text begin (2) trails that connect or will connect to existing state or regional trails as
demonstrated by the applicant.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The Department of Natural Resources shall provide
administrative support for the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commission shall annually elect from among its members a
chair and other officers necessary for the performance of its duties.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The commission shall meet at least twice each year.
Commission meetings are subject to chapter 13D.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Conflict of interest. new text end

new text begin A member of the commission may not participate in
or vote on a decision of the commission relating to an organization in which the member
has either a direct or indirect financial interest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "commission" means the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission established under this section.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Laws 2010, chapter 361, article 3, section 7, is amended to read:


Sec. 7. PARKS.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board may acquire all or part of the entire
property known as the Scherer Brothers Lumber Yard for a metropolitan area regional
park and may allocate any future appropriations to the board from the parks and trails fund
to acquire the property.new text begin The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, in cooperation with
the commissioner of natural resources, shall work to develop a project to recreate Hall's
Island or such similar island located at approximately river mile 855 on the Mississippi
River, just north of the Plymouth Avenue bridge, at a project site in Section 15, Township
29 North, Range 24 West, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on or adjacent to the property
known as the Scherer Brothers Lumber Yard. Once recreated, Hall's Island shall remain in
public ownership in perpetuity.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the Minneapolis Park
and Recreation Board timely completes compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section
645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginMISSISSIPPI WHITEWATER PARK.
new text end

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

ARTICLE 4

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
entities and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts
and cultural heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable
activities under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and
"2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year"
is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years
2014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2014
new text end
new text begin 2015
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 57,365,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 57,429,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must not be spent on indirect costs
or other institutional overhead charges that
are not directly related to and necessary for
a specific appropriation. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, and
unless otherwise specified in this article,
fiscal year 2014 appropriations are available
until June 30, 2015, and fiscal year 2015
appropriations are available until June 30,
2016. If a project receives federal funds, the
time period of the appropriation is extended
to equal the availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Minnesota State Arts Board
new text end

new text begin 23,565,000
new text end
new text begin 23,865,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to
the Minnesota State Arts Board for arts,
arts education, and arts access. Grant
agreements entered into by the Minnesota
State Arts Board and other recipients
of appropriations in this subdivision
shall ensure that these funds are used to
supplement and not substitute for traditional
sources of funding. Each grant program
established within this appropriation shall
be separately administered from other
state appropriations for program planning
and outcome measurements, but may take
into consideration other state resources
awarded in the selection of applicants and
grant award size. Thirty percent of the
total appropriation to each of the following
categories in this subdivision is for grants to
the regional arts councils. The Minnesota
State Arts Board is prohibited from funding
either the Minnesota Orchestra or the Saint
Paul Chamber Orchestra until there has
been an end to contract negotiations with
the musicians in either orchestra and the
orchestra performances have resumed.
new text end

new text begin (b) Arts and Arts Access Initiatives
new text end

new text begin $18,902,000 the first year and $19,152,000
the second year are to support Minnesota
artists and arts organizations in creating,
producing, and presenting high-quality arts
activities; to overcome barriers to accessing
high-quality arts activities; and to instill the
arts into the community and public life in
this state.
new text end

new text begin (c) Arts Education
new text end

new text begin $3,422,250 the first year and $3,422,250
the second year are for high-quality,
age-appropriate arts education for
Minnesotans of all ages to develop
knowledge, skills, and understanding of the
arts.
new text end

new text begin (d) Arts and Cultural Heritage
new text end

new text begin $1,240,750 the first year and $1,290,750 the
second year are for events and activities that
represent the diverse cultural arts traditions,
including folk and traditional artists and art
organizations, represented in this state.
new text end

new text begin (e) Census
new text end

new text begin The Minnesota State Arts Board, in
partnership with regional arts councils, shall
maintain a census of Minnesota artists and
artistic organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Department of Education
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are appropriated to the
commissioner of education for grants to
the 12 Minnesota regional library systems
to provide educational opportunities in
the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural
heritage of Minnesota. These funds shall be
allocated using the formula in Minnesota
Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3,
4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to
be distributed to all qualifying systems in
an amount proportionate to the number of
qualifying system entities in each system.
For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying
system entity" means a public library, a
regional library system, a regional library
system headquarters, a county, or an outreach
service program. These funds may be used
to sponsor programs provided by regional
libraries or to provide grants to local arts
and cultural heritage programs for programs
in partnership with regional libraries.
These funds shall be distributed in ten
equal payments per year. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations encumbered on or before
June 30, 2015, as grants or contracts in this
subdivision are available until June 30, 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Historical Society
new text end

new text begin 13,475,000
new text end
new text begin 13,450,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
governing board of the Minnesota Historical
Society to preserve and enhance access to
Minnesota's history and its cultural and
historical resources. Grant agreements
entered into by the Minnesota Historical
Society and other recipients of appropriations
in this subdivision must ensure that
these funds are used to supplement and
not substitute for traditional sources of
funding. Funds directly appropriated to the
Minnesota Historical Society shall be used to
supplement, and not substitute for, traditional
sources of funding. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, for
historic preservation projects that improve
historic structures, the amounts are available
until June 30, 2017. The Minnesota
Historical Society or grant recipients of the
Minnesota Historical Society using arts and
cultural heritage funds under this subdivision
must give consideration to Conservation
Corps Minnesota and Northern Bedrock
Conservation Corps, or an organization
carrying out similar work, for projects with
the potential to need historic preservation
services.
new text end

new text begin (b) Historical Grants and Programs
new text end
new text begin (1) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
new text end

new text begin $5,300,000 the first year and $5,300,000 the
second year are for history programs and
projects operated or conducted by or through
local, county, regional, or other historical
or cultural organizations or for activities
to preserve significant historic and cultural
resources. Funds are to be distributed through
a competitive grant process. The Minnesota
Historical Society shall administer these
funds using established grant mechanisms,
with assistance from the advisory committee
created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b),
item (ii).
new text end

new text begin (2) Programs
new text end

new text begin $5,300,000 the first year and $5,300,000 the
second year are for programs and purposes
related to the historical and cultural heritage
of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the
Minnesota Historical Society.
new text end

new text begin (3) History Partnerships
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the
second year are for partnerships involving
multiple organizations, which may include
the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve
and enhance access to Minnesota's history
and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
new text end

new text begin (4) Statewide Survey of Historical and
Archaeological Sites
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for a contract or contracts
to be awarded on a competitive basis to
conduct statewide surveys of Minnesota's
sites of historical, archaeological, and
cultural significance. Results of the surveys
must be published in a searchable form
and available to the public on a cost-free
basis. The Minnesota Historical Society, the
Office of the State Archaeologist, and the
Indian Affairs Council shall each appoint a
representative to an oversight board to select
contractors and direct the conduct of the
surveys. The oversight board shall consult
with the Departments of Transportation and
Natural Resources.
new text end

new text begin (5) Digital Library
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for a digital library project
to preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
images, documents, and historical materials.
The Minnesota Historical Society shall
cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary
loan system and shall jointly share this
appropriation for these purposes.
new text end

new text begin (6) Civil War Task Force
new text end

new text begin $25,000 the first year is to the Civil War Task
Force for activities that commemorate the
sesquicentennial of the American Civil War
and the Dakota Conflict, as recommended by
the Civil War Commemoration Task Force
established in Executive Order 11-15 (2011).
new text end

new text begin (c) Civics Programs
new text end

new text begin $250,000 each year are for a competitive
grants program for civic education. The
board of directors shall solicit proposals and
award grants to civic education organizations
to provide civic education programs for
Minnesota youth age 18 and under. Civic
education is the study of constitutional
principles and the democratic foundation
of our national, state, and local institutions
and the study of political processes and
structures of government, grounded in the
understanding of constitutional government
under the rule of law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Department of Administration
new text end

new text begin 9,680,000
new text end
new text begin 9,450,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to
the commissioner of administration for
grants to the named organizations for the
purposes specified in this subdivision. Up
to one percent of funds may be used by the
commissioner for grants administration.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant agreements entered into by
the commissioner and recipients of
appropriations in this subdivision must
ensure that money appropriated in this
subdivision is used to supplement and not
substitute for traditional sources of funding.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Public Radio
new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the
second year are for Minnesota Public Radio
to create programming and expand news
service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and
history. Priority should be given to projects
that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25
percent of the total eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin (d) Association of Minnesota Public
Educational Radio Stations
new text end

new text begin $1,650,000 the first year and $1,650,000
the second year are appropriated for a grant
to the Association of Minnesota Public
Educational Radio Stations for production
and acquisition grants in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.
new text end

new text begin (e) Lake Superior Center Authority
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year is for development of
an exhibit to examine the effect that aquatic
environments have on shipwrecks and to
preserve Minnesota's history and cultural
heritage. Priority should be given to projects
that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25
percent of the total eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin (f) Lake Superior Zoo
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year is for development
of the forest discovery zone to create
educational exhibits using animals and the
environment. Priority should be given to
projects that have a nonstate cash match of at
least 25 percent of the total eligible project
costs.
new text end

new text begin (g) Como Park Zoo
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for the Como Park Zoo for
program development. Priority should be
given to projects that have a nonstate cash
match of at least 25 percent of the total
eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin (h) Science Museum of Minnesota
new text end

new text begin $900,000 the first year and $1,300,000 the
second year are for programs described in
this paragraph. Grant recipients must provide
a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent
of the total eligible project costs:
new text end

new text begin (1) $500,000 the first year and $500,000
the second year are for arts, arts education,
and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's
history and cultural heritage including student
and teacher outreach and expansion of the
museum's American Indian initiatives; and
new text end

new text begin (2) $400,000 the first year and $800,000 the
second year are for a grant to upgrade the
Science Museum's Omnitheater audio and
projection systems.
new text end

new text begin (i) Public Television
new text end

new text begin $3,950,000 the first year and $3,950,000
the second year are for grants to the
Minnesota Public Television Association for
production and acquisition grants according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18.
Priority should be given to projects that have
a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent
of the total eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin (j) Minnesota Film and TV Board
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for grants to the Minnesota
Film and TV Board to develop and
administer competitive grants to Minnesota
filmmakers with a focus on grant awards
that highlight Minnesota arts, culture, and
heritage. Priority should be given to projects
that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25
percent of the total eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin (k) Small Theatre Grants
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $50,000 the
second year are for grants to theatres in
Minnesota to purchase and install digital
projection technology to allow continued
access to films. Priority for grants is to
theaters that have exclusively 35 millimeter
projection systems in communities with few
available theaters or to small theaters with
only one screen. Priority should be given to
projects that have a nonstate cash match of at
least 65 percent of the total eligible project
costs.
new text end

new text begin (l) Historical Memorial Bust
new text end

new text begin $80,000 the first year is for (1) a bust of Nellie
Stone Johnson in the State Capitol building,
(2) a bust of former United States Supreme
Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, and (3) a
bust of former United States Supreme Court
Justice Pierce Butler, to be placed on the
second floor of the State Capitol building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Humanities Center
new text end

new text begin 2,325,000
new text end
new text begin 2,525,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to
the Board of Directors of the Minnesota
Humanities Center for the purposes
specified in this subdivision. The Minnesota
Humanities Center may use a portion of
the following grants to cover the cost of
administering, planning, evaluating, and
reporting these grants.
new text end

new text begin (b) Programs and Purposes
new text end

new text begin $425,000 the first year and $425,000 the
second year are for programs and purposes
of the Minnesota Humanities Center. Of
this amount, $100,000 each year is for the
veterans' voices awards program.
new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Humanities Center may
consider museums and organizations
celebrating the identities of Minnesotans for
grants from these funds. The Minnesota
Humanities Center may develop a written
plan for the competitive issuance of these
grants and, if developed, shall submit
that plan for review and approval by the
Department of Administration.
new text end

new text begin (c) Children's Museum Grants
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for a competitive arts and
cultural heritage grants program for children's
museums. The board of directors shall solicit
proposals and award grants to children's
museums for projects and programs that
maintain or promote our cultural heritage.
Priority should be given to projects that have
a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent
of the total eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin (d) Minnesota Children's Museum
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for grants to the Minnesota
Children's Museum for arts, arts education,
and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's
history and cultural heritage. Priority should
be given to projects that have a nonstate
cash match of at least 25 percent of the total
eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin (e) Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for grants to the Children's
Museum of Southern Minnesota for creation
of exhibits, environments, and studios
celebrating the arts, culture, and heritage
of Minnesota. Priority should be given to
projects that have a nonstate cash match of at
least 25 percent of the total eligible project
costs.
new text end

new text begin (f) Councils of Color
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $550,000 the
second year are for competitive grants to the
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, the
Council on Black Minnesotans, the Indian
Affairs Council, and the Chicano Latino
Affairs Council. Grants are for programs
and cooperation between the Minnesota
Humanities Center and the grant recipients
for community events and the programs that
celebrate and preserve artistic, historical, and
cultural heritage. Priority should be given to
projects that have a nonstate cash match of at
least 25 percent of the total eligible project
costs.
new text end

new text begin (g) Council on Disability
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Minnesota
State Council on Disability to provide
educational opportunities in the arts, history,
and cultural heritage of Minnesotans
with disabilities in conjunction with the
25th anniversary of the Americans with
Disabilities Act. If the amount in the first
year is insufficient, the amount in the second
year is available in the first year. These funds
are available until June 30, 2016.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Perpich Center for Arts Education
new text end

new text begin 956,000
new text end
new text begin 1,089,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
Board of Directors of the Perpich Center for
Arts Education for the following programs.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the appropriations
encumbered on or before June 30, 2015, are
available until June 30, 2017.
new text end

new text begin (c) Administrative Costs
new text end

new text begin $28,000 the first year and $29,000 the second
year are for administrative costs.
new text end

new text begin (d) Arts Integration Networks
new text end

new text begin $808,000 the first year and $808,000 the
second year are for the arts integration
program to increase the capacity of
teachers to design, implement, and assess
collaborative arts integration in Minnesota
schools and the capacity of administrators
to support this instructional strategy and to
improve standards-based student learning
through collaborative arts integration.
new text end

new text begin (e) Arts-Integrated High School Courses
new text end

new text begin $20,000 the first year and $152,000 the
second year are for the development of
rigorous and engaging arts-integrated courses
to be ready to implement in the 2015-2016
school year.
new text end

new text begin (f) Statewide Study on Status of Arts Education
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for a study for the 2014-2015
school year on the status of arts education
in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Department of Agriculture
new text end

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

new text begin These amounts are appropriated to the
commissioner of agriculture for grants to
county agricultural societies to enhance arts
access and education and to preserve and
promote Minnesota's history and cultural
heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The
grants are in addition to the aid distributed to
county agricultural societies under Minnesota
Statutes, section 38.02. Of these amounts:
new text end

new text begin (1) $700,000 each year is available for
distribution for competitive grants to
Minnesota county fairs to enhance arts access
and education and to preserve and promote
Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
Priority shall be given to grants that utilize
resources through an area's regional arts
board to encourage local arts development
or that create traveling exhibits that are
available for use by other county fairs; and
new text end

new text begin (2) $700,000 each year is available for a
competitive arts and cultural heritage grants
program for county fairs. The commissioner
shall award grants for the development or
enhancement of county fair facilities or other
projects or programs that provide access
to the arts, arts education, or agricultural,
historical, and cultural heritage programs,
including but not limited to agricultural
education centers, arts buildings, and
performance stages.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Zoo
new text end

new text begin 1,750,000
new text end
new text begin 1,750,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are appropriated to the
Minnesota Zoological Board for programs
and development of the Minnesota
Zoological Garden and to provide access to
the arts, arts education, and cultural heritage
of Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Indian Affairs Council
new text end

new text begin 1,150,000
new text end
new text begin 1,150,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
Indian Affairs Council for the purposes
identified in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants to Preserve Dakota and Ojibwe
Language
new text end

new text begin $650,000 the first year and $650,000 the
second year are for grants for programs that
preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian language
and to foster educational programs in Dakota
and Ojibwe languages.
new text end

new text begin (c) Language Immersion
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for grants of $125,000 each
year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion
School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan urban
immersion project.
new text end

new text begin (d) Competitive Grants for Language
Immersion
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for competitive grants for
language immersion schools to:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop and expand K-12 curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide fluent speakers in the classroom;
new text end

new text begin (3) develop appropriate testing and
evaluation procedures; and
new text end

new text begin (4) develop community-based training and
engagement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Legislature
new text end

new text begin 14,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This amount is appropriated to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission to operate the
Web site for dedicated funds required
under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Motion Picture Production
Investment Incentive Program
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of employment and economic development
to enter into an agreement with an
organization to establish and administer a
motion picture investment program that
provides investment into feature-length films
beyond any available state tax incentives
or rebate programs that may be available.
The commissioner should give priority to an
organization that has a reputable history of
working on motion pictures, with principals
who have produced a substantial number of
films, and which has professional writers,
directors, and producers with appropriate
accreditation from the motion picture
industry. The organization must be able
to create studio-based partnerships with
the purpose of building a motion picture
production economy in Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.17, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Expenditures; accountability.

(a) Funding from the arts and cultural
heritage fund may be spent only for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve
Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. A project or program receiving funding from
the arts and cultural heritage fund must include measurable outcomes, and a plan for
measuring and evaluating the results. A project or program must be consistent with current
scholarship, or best practices, when appropriate and must incorporate state-of-the-art
technology when appropriate.

(b) Funding from the arts and cultural heritage fund may be granted for an entire
project or for part of a project so long as the recipient provides a description and cost for
the entire project and can demonstrate that it has adequate resources to ensure that the
entire project will be completed.

(c) Money from the arts and cultural heritage fund shall be expended for benefits
across all regions and residents of the state.

(d) A state agency or other recipient of a direct appropriation from the arts and
cultural heritage fund must compile and submit all information for funded projects or
programs, including the proposed measurable outcomes and all other items required
under section 3.303, subdivision 10, to the Legislative Coordinating Commission as soon
as practicable or by January 15 of the applicable fiscal year, whichever comes first. The
Legislative Coordinating Commission must post submitted information on the Web site
required under section 3.303, subdivision 10, as soon as it becomes available.

(e) Grants funded by the arts and cultural heritage fund must be implemented
according to section 16B.98 and must account for all expenditures of funds. Priority for
grant proposals must be given to proposals involving grants that will be competitively
awarded.

(f) All money from the arts and cultural heritage fund must be for projects located in
Minnesota.new text begin Money from the arts and cultural heritage fund may be used to travel outside
the state of Minnesota if the travel is directly related to and necessary for a project that is
based in Minnesota.
new text end

(g) When practicable, a direct recipient of an appropriation from the arts and cultural
heritage fund shall prominently display on the recipient's Web site home page the legacy
logo required under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 5, section 10, as amended by Laws
2010, chapter 361, article 3, section 5, accompanied by the phrase "Click here for more
information." When a person clicks on the legacy logo image, the Web site must direct
the person to a Web page that includes both the contact information that a person may
use to obtain additional information, as well as a link to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission Web site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10.

(h) Future eligibility for money from the arts and cultural heritage fund is contingent
upon a state agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section,
as well as any additional requirements contained in applicable session law.new text begin If the Office of
the Legislative Auditor determines that a recipient of money from the arts and cultural
heritage fund has not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations in this section or other
laws applicable to the recipient, the recipient is not eligible for future funding from the
arts and cultural heritage fund until the recipient demonstrates compliance.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

This section applies only tonew text begin the Association of
Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations and the
new text end noncommercial radio stations that
are members of the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Use of grant funds.

Money appropriated from the Minnesota arts and
cultural heritage fund may be designated to make grants tonew text begin the Association of Minnesota
Public Educational Radio Stations and its member stations and
new text end noncommercial radio
stations, as defined in section 129D.14, subdivision 2. Grants received under this section
must be used to create, produce, acquire, or distribute programs that educate, enhance, or
promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance.
Grant funds may be used to cover any expenses associated with the creation, production,
acquisition, or distribution of noncommercial radio programs through broadcast.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Laws 2001, chapter 193, section 10, is amended to read:


Sec. 10. CAPITOL CAFETERIA; WINE AND BEER LICENSE.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.412, subdivision 4, paragraph (a),
clause (2), the city of St. Paul deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end issue an on-sale wine and malt liquor license for
the premises known as the capitol cafeteria, for special events held at the capitol cafeteria.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the governing body of
St. Paul and its chief clerical officer timely complete compliance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginMINNESOTA ORCHESTRA; ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of management and budget must recapture funds that have been
granted to either the Minnesota Orchestra or the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra from the arts
and cultural heritage fund 30 days after final enactment of this section and return the funds
to the arts and cultural heritage fund, if either orchestra has not settled on an agreement to
end the labor dispute and begun performances with the previously contracted musicians.
Any grant agreement with a Minnesota state agency with either the Minnesota Orchestra
or the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is canceled 30 days after final enactment of this section
and any unexpended funds returned to the arts and cultural heritage fund, if either the
Minnesota Orchestra or the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra have not settled on an agreement
to end the labor dispute and begun performances with the previously contracted musicians.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any money returned to the arts and cultural heritage fund under paragraph (a) is
appropriated to the Minnesota Arts Board for grants to programs that employ orchestral
musicians for live performances in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY; MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of employment and economic development must conduct a study
to examine the economic impact of the motion picture industry on the state's economy.
The study must examine what the potential impact of the motion picture industry could
be on the Minnesota economy. The study must look at the use of investments, rebates,
tax credits, and other programs and how those programs can improve economic returns,
stimulate the economy, and provide jobs. The commissioner may contract with a qualified
entity to conduct the study. The commissioner must report study findings and any
recommendations to the legislature by February 15, 2014.
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ARTICLE 5

GENERAL PROVISIONS; ALL LEGACY FUNDS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3.9741, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Legacy funds.

The outdoor heritage fund, the clean water fund, the parks
and trails fund, and the arts and cultural heritage fund deleted text beginmust each reimburse the general
fund, in the manner prescribed in section 16A.127,
deleted text endnew text begin are liablenew text end for costs incurred by the
legislative auditor in examining financial activities relating to each fund.new text begin At the conclusion
of an examination, the legislative auditor shall certify the costs of the examination to the
commissioner of management and budget. The amount requested is appropriated from the
appropriate legacy fund to the commissioner of management and budget, who shall transfer
the appropriation to the legislative auditor to recover the cost of the audit from each fund.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginCOMMISSIONER DETERMINATION; FUND AVAILABILITY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall determine if sufficient funds
are available in the four legacy funds to allow payment of all appropriations made by
the legislature. If the commissioner determines that a shortfall in available revenues
will limit the availability of appropriations of the legacy funds, the commissioner must
withhold payment of each appropriation in an equal or equitable amount, as needed to
balance available revenue with expenditures from each fund. The commissioner must
report all reductions required under this section to the Legislative Advisory Commission
in a timely fashion.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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