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HF 1183

2nd Unofficial Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/15/2013 09:21pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to state government; appropriating money from the outdoor heritage
1.3fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, and arts and cultural heritage
1.4fund; modifying certain outdoor heritage provisions; providing for watershed
1.5restoration and protection strategies; creating the Greater Minnesota Regional
1.6Parks and Trails Commission; extending previous appropriations; authorizing
1.7certain expenditures; providing for the allocation of arts and cultural heritage
1.8fund to the Minnesota State Arts Board; modifying certain grant eligibility;
1.9amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 114D.15, by adding a subdivision;
1.10114D.50, subdivision 4, by adding subdivisions; 129D.17, subdivision 2, by
1.11adding a subdivision; 129D.19, subdivisions 1, 2; proposing coding for new law
1.12in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 85; 114D.
1.13BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.14ARTICLE 1
1.15OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

1.16
Section 1. OUTDOOR HERITAGE APPROPRIATION.
1.17The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
1.18agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
1.19outdoor heritage fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014"
1.20and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are
1.21available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The
1.22first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. The "biennium" is
1.23fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
1.24
APPROPRIATIONS
1.25
Available for the Year
1.26
Ending June 30
1.27
2014
2015

2.1
Sec. 2. OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND
2.2
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
95,618,000
$
-0-
2.3This appropriation is from the outdoor
2.4heritage fund. The amounts that may be
2.5spent for each purpose are specified in the
2.6following subdivisions.
2.7
Subd. 2.Prairies
27,730,000
-0-
2.8
(a) Grasslands for the Future
2.9$2,000,000 in the first year is to the Board of
2.10Water and Soil Resources for a pilot project
2.11to acquire permanent conservation easements
2.12on grasslands in cooperation with the
2.13Minnesota Land Trust and the Conservation
2.14Fund. Up to $1,850,000 may be used
2.15for agreements with the Minnesota Land
2.16Trust to acquire permanent conservation
2.17easements and up to $75,000 may be used
2.18for establishing monitoring and enforcement
2.19funds with the Minnesota Land Trust and
2.20the Board of Water and Soil Resources,
2.21as approved in the accomplishment plan
2.22and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
2.2397A.056, subdivision 17. Up to $75,000
2.24may be used for an agreement with the
2.25Conservation Fund for professional services.
2.26Easements funded under this appropriation
2.27are not subject to emergency haying and
2.28grazing orders. Any net proceeds accruing to
2.29a project partner from real estate transactions
2.30related to this project must be used for the
2.31purposes outlined in this appropriation. A
2.32list of permanent conservation easements
2.33must be provided as part of the required
2.34accomplishment plan.
3.1
3.2
(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Program - Phase V
3.3$7,960,000 in the first year is to the
3.4commissioner of natural resources for an
3.5agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
3.6land in fee for wildlife management purposes
3.7under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
3.8subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
3.9acquisitions must be provided as part of the
3.10required accomplishment plan.
3.11
3.12
3.13
(c) DNR Wildlife Management Area, Scientific
and Natural Area, and Native Prairie Bank
Easement - Phase V
3.14$4,940,000 in the first year is to the
3.15commissioner of natural resources to
3.16acquire land in fee for wildlife management
3.17purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.1886A.05, subdivision 8; acquire land in fee
3.19for scientific and natural area purposes
3.20under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
3.21subdivision 5; and acquire native prairie
3.22bank easements under Minnesota Statutes,
3.23section 84.96. Up to $42,000 is for
3.24establishing a monitoring and enforcement
3.25fund, as approved in the accomplishment
3.26plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
3.27section 97A.056, subdivision 17, for native
3.28prairie bank easements. A list of proposed
3.29land and permanent conservation easement
3.30acquisitions must be provided as part of the
3.31required accomplishment plan.
3.32
3.33
(d) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
IV
3.34$5,310,000 in the first year is to the
3.35commissioner of natural resources for an
3.36agreement with The Nature Conservancy
4.1to acquire native prairie, wetland, and
4.2savanna and restore and enhance grasslands,
4.3wetlands, and savanna. A list of proposed
4.4land acquisitions must be provided as part of
4.5the required accomplishment plan. Annual
4.6income statements and balance sheets for
4.7income and expenses from land acquired
4.8with this appropriation must be submitted to
4.9the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
4.10no later than 180 days following the close of
4.11The Nature Conservancy's fiscal year.
4.12
4.13
(e) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water -
Phase III
4.14$3,520,000 in the first year is to the Board
4.15of Water and Soil Resources to acquire
4.16permanent conservation easements to protect
4.17and enhance habitat by expanding clean
4.18water fund riparian wildlife buffers on private
4.19land. Up to $120,000 is for establishing
4.20a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
4.21approved in the accomplishment plan and
4.22subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
4.2397A.056, subdivision 17. Easements funded
4.24under this appropriation are not subject to
4.25emergency haying and grazing orders. A list
4.26of permanent conservation easements must
4.27be provided as part of the final report.
4.28
4.29
(f) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase III
4.30$1,780,000 in the first year is to the
4.31commissioner of natural resources for an
4.32agreement with Trust for Public Land to
4.33acquire and restore lands in the Cannon River
4.34watershed for wildlife management purposes
4.35under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
4.36subdivision 8, or aquatic management area
5.1purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections
5.286A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. A list of
5.3proposed land acquisitions must be provided
5.4as part of the required accomplishment plan.
5.5
5.6
(g) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase V
5.7$2,220,000 in the first year is to the
5.8commissioner of natural resources to
5.9accelerate the restoration and enhancement
5.10of wildlife management areas, scientific
5.11and natural areas, and land under native
5.12prairie bank easements. A list of proposed
5.13land restorations and enhancements
5.14must be provided as part of the required
5.15accomplishment plan.
5.16
Subd. 3.Forests
7,130,000
-0-
5.17
(a) Young Forest Conservation
5.18$1,180,000 in the first year is to the
5.19commissioner of natural resources for
5.20an agreement with the American Bird
5.21Conservancy to acquire lands in fee to be
5.22added to the wildlife management area system
5.23under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
5.24subdivision 8, and to restore and enhance
5.25habitat on publicly protected land. A list of
5.26proposed land acquisitions must be provided
5.27as part of the required accomplishment plan.
5.28
(b) Camp Ripley Partnership - Phase III
5.29$1,150,000 in the first year is to the Board of
5.30Water and Soil Resources and $300,000 in
5.31the first year is to the Department of Natural
5.32Resources to acquire land in fee to be added
5.33to the wildlife management area system
5.34under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
5.35subdivision 8, and to acquire permanent
6.1conservation easements on lands adjacent
6.2to the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers
6.3and within the boundaries of the Minnesota
6.4National Guard Army Compatible Use
6.5Buffer. Of the amount appropriated to the
6.6Board of Water and Soil Resources, $49,900
6.7is for a grant to the Morrison County Soil
6.8and Water Conservation District and up to
6.9$33,600 is for establishing a monitoring
6.10and enforcement fund, as approved in
6.11the accomplishment plan and subject to
6.12Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
6.13subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
6.14acquisitions and permanent conservation
6.15easements must be provided as part of the
6.16required accomplishment plan.
6.17
6.18
(c) Northeastern Minnesota Sharp-Tailed
Grouse Habitat Program - Phase IV
6.19$1,180,000 in the first year is to the
6.20commissioner of natural resources for
6.21an agreement with Pheasants Forever in
6.22cooperation with the Minnesota Sharp-Tailed
6.23Grouse Society to acquire and enhance
6.24lands in Aitkin, Carlton, and Kanabec
6.25Counties for wildlife management purposes
6.26under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
6.27subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
6.28acquisitions must be provided as part of the
6.29required accomplishment plan.
6.30
6.31
(d) Protect Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass
County - Phase IV
6.32$500,000 in the first year is to the
6.33commissioner of natural resources for an
6.34agreement with Cass County to acquire land
6.35in fee in Cass County for forest wildlife
6.36habitat or to prevent forest fragmentation.
7.1A list of proposed land acquisitions
7.2must be provided as part of the required
7.3accomplishment plan.
7.4
7.5
(e) Critical Shoreline Habitat Protection
Program - Phase II
7.6$820,000 in the first year is to the
7.7commissioner of natural resources for
7.8an agreement with the Minnesota Land
7.9Trust to acquire permanent conservation
7.10easements along rivers and lakes in the
7.11northern forest region. Up to $160,000 is for
7.12establishing a monitoring and enforcement
7.13fund, as approved in the accomplishment
7.14plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
7.15section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of
7.16proposed permanent conservation easements
7.17must be provided as part of the required
7.18accomplishment plan.
7.19
7.20
(f) Minnesota Moose Habitat Collaborative -
Phase II
7.21$2,000,000 in the first year is to the
7.22commissioner of natural resources for an
7.23agreement with the Minnesota Deer Hunters
7.24Association to restore and enhance public
7.25forest lands in the northern forest region
7.26for moose habitat purposes. A list of
7.27proposed land restoration and enhancements
7.28must be provided as part of the required
7.29accomplishment plan.
7.30
Subd. 4.Wetlands
35,550,000
-0-
7.31
7.32
(a) Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands Reserve
Program Partnership - Phase V
7.33$17,790,000 in the first year is to the Board
7.34of Soil and Water Resources to acquire
7.35permanent conservation easements and
8.1restore wetlands and associated upland
8.2habitat in cooperation with the United
8.3States Department of Agriculture Wetlands
8.4Reserve Program and Ducks Unlimited,
8.5including $1,000,000 for an agreement
8.6with Ducks Unlimited to provide technical
8.7and bioengineering assistance. Up to
8.8$120,000 is for establishing a monitoring
8.9and enforcement fund, as approved in
8.10the accomplishment plan and subject to
8.11Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
8.12subdivision 17. A list of permanent
8.13conservation easements must be provided as
8.14part of the final report.
8.15
8.16
(b) Accelerating Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition - Phase V
8.17$6,830,000 in the first year is to the
8.18commissioner of natural resources for an
8.19agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
8.20land in fee to be designated and managed as
8.21waterfowl production areas in Minnesota,
8.22in cooperation with the United States Fish
8.23and Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land
8.24acquisitions must be provided as part of the
8.25required accomplishment plan.
8.26
8.27
(c) Living Shallow Lakes and Wetland
Initiative - Phase III
8.28$3,530,000 in the first year is to the
8.29commissioner of natural resources for an
8.30agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
8.31land in fee for wildlife management purposes
8.32under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
8.33subdivision 8. A list of proposed land
8.34acquisitions must be provided as part of the
8.35required accomplishment plan.
9.1
9.2
(d) Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Program
- Phase II
9.3$1,630,000 in the first year is to the Board
9.4of Water and Soil Resources to acquire
9.5in fee wild rice lake shoreland habitat
9.6for native wild rice bed protection and to
9.7acquire permanent conservation easements
9.8in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited. Of
9.9this amount, $100,000 is for an agreement
9.10with Ducks Unlimited for acquisition of land
9.11or interests in land to protect native wild
9.12rice beds. Up to $48,000 is for establishing
9.13a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
9.14approved in the accomplishment plan and
9.15subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
9.1697A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
9.17land acquisitions must be included as part of
9.18the required accomplishment plan.
9.19
(e) Wetland Habitat Program
9.20$1,980,000 in the first year is to the
9.21commissioner of natural resources for an
9.22agreement with the Minnesota Land Trust to
9.23acquire permanent conservation easements
9.24in high-priority wetland complexes in
9.25the prairie and forest/prairie transition
9.26regions. Up to $280,000 is for establishing
9.27a monitoring and enforcement fund, as
9.28approved in the accomplishment plan and
9.29subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
9.3097A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
9.31land acquisitions must be included as part of
9.32the required accomplishment plan.
9.33
9.34
(f) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands
Enhancement - Phase V
10.1$1,790,000 in the first year is to the
10.2commissioner of natural resources to
10.3enhance and restore shallow lakes, including
10.4$210,000 for an agreement with Ducks
10.5Unlimited to help implement restorations
10.6and enhancements. A list of proposed
10.7land restorations and enhancements
10.8must be provided as part of the required
10.9accomplishment plan.
10.10
(g) Pelican Lake Enhancement
10.11$2,000,000 in the first year is to the
10.12commissioner of natural resources for an
10.13agreement with Ducks Unlimited to construct
10.14a gravity outlet, water control structure, and
10.15pump station lift to enhance aquatic habitat
10.16in Pelican Lake in Wright County. A list of
10.17proposed land restoration and enhancements
10.18must be included as part of the required
10.19accomplishment plan.
10.20
Subd. 5.Habitats
23,987,000
-0-
10.21
(a) DNR Aquatic Habitat - Phase V
10.22$5,250,000 in the first year is to the
10.23commissioner of natural resources to
10.24acquire interests in land in fee for aquatic
10.25management purposes under Minnesota
10.26Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14,
10.27and 97C.02, and to restore and enhance
10.28aquatic habitat. A list of proposed
10.29land acquisitions and restorations and
10.30enhancements must be provided as part of
10.31the required accomplishment plan.
10.32
10.33
(b) Habitat Protection in Dakota County -
Phase IV
10.34$4,100,000 in the first year is to the
10.35commissioner of natural resources for an
11.1agreement with Dakota County to acquire,
11.2restore, and enhance lands in Dakota County
11.3for fish and wildlife management purposes
11.4under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
11.5subdivision 8, or aquatic management area
11.6purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections
11.786A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, and to
11.8acquire permanent conservation easements
11.9and restore and enhance habitats in rivers
11.10and lake watersheds in Dakota County. Up
11.11to $60,000 is for establishing a monitoring
11.12and enforcement fund, as approved in
11.13the accomplishment plan and subject to
11.14Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
11.15subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
11.16acquisitions and permanent conservation
11.17easements must be provided as part of the
11.18required accomplishment plan.
11.19
(c) Root River Protection and Restoration
11.20$2,750,000 in the first year is to the
11.21commissioner of natural resources for
11.22agreements to acquire land in fee for
11.23scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
11.24Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 5, and
11.25for state forest purposes under Minnesota
11.26Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 7,
11.27and to acquire permanent conservation
11.28easements as follows: $2,122,000 to The
11.29Nature Conservancy and $628,000 to the
11.30Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $100,000 is for
11.31establishing a monitoring and enforcement
11.32fund, as approved in the accomplishment
11.33plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
11.34section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list
11.35of proposed acquisitions and permanent
12.1conservation easements must be provided as
12.2part of the required accomplishment plan.
12.3
(d) Metro Big Rivers Habitat - Phase IV
12.4$1,720,000 in the first year is to the
12.5commissioner of natural resources for
12.6agreements to acquire land in fee and as
12.7permanent conservation easements and
12.8to restore and enhance natural systems
12.9associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota,
12.10and St. Croix Rivers as follows: $450,000
12.11to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife
12.12Refuge Trust, Inc.; $160,000 to the Friends
12.13of the Mississippi; $210,000 to the Great
12.14River Greening; $450,000 to the Minnesota
12.15Land Trust; and $450,000 to the Trust
12.16for Public Land. Up to $80,000 is for
12.17establishing a monitoring and enforcement
12.18fund, as approved in the accomplishment
12.19plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes,
12.20section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of
12.21proposed land acquisitions and permanent
12.22conservation easements must be provided as
12.23part of the required accomplishment plan.
12.24
(e) Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
12.25$1,000,000 in the first year is to the Board
12.26of Regents of the University of Minnesota
12.27to acquire land in fee surrounding Lake
12.28Tamarack in Carver County to be added to
12.29the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A land
12.30description must be provided as part of the
12.31required accomplishment plan.
12.32
12.33
(f) Lower Mississippi River Habitat
Partnership - Phase III
12.34$1,710,000 in the first year is to the
12.35commissioner of natural resources to
13.1enhance aquatic habitat. Of this amount,
13.2$450,000 is for an agreement with the
13.3United States Fish and Wildlife Service
13.4to enhance aquatic habitat in the lower
13.5Mississippi River watershed. A list of
13.6proposed land restorations and enhancements
13.7must be provided as part of the required
13.8accomplishment plan.
13.9
13.10
(g) Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement -
Phase V
13.11$2,470,000 in the first year is to the
13.12commissioner of natural resources for an
13.13agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited
13.14to restore and enhance coldwater river and
13.15stream habitats in Minnesota. A list of
13.16proposed land restorations and enhancements
13.17must be provided as part of the required
13.18accomplishment plan.
13.19
13.20
(h) Albert Lea Lake Management and Invasive
Species Control Structure - Phase III
13.21$1,127,000 in the first year is to the
13.22commissioner of natural resources for
13.23an agreement with the Shell Rock River
13.24Watershed District to construct structural
13.25deterrents and lake level controls to enhance
13.26aquatic habitat on Albert Lea Lake in
13.27Freeborn County. A list of proposed
13.28land restorations and enhancements
13.29must be provided as part of the required
13.30accomplishment plan.
13.31
13.32
(i) Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners
Grant Program - Phase V
13.33$3,860,000 in the first year is to the
13.34commissioner of natural resources for a
13.35program to provide competitive, matching
13.36grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional,
14.1state, and national organizations for
14.2enhancing, restoring, or protecting forests,
14.3wetlands, prairies, and habitat for fish, game,
14.4or wildlife in Minnesota. Grants shall not
14.5be made for activities required to fulfill
14.6the duties of owners of lands subject to
14.7conservation easements. Grants shall not be
14.8made from appropriations in this paragraph
14.9for projects that have a total project cost
14.10exceeding $575,000. Of this appropriation,
14.11$366,000 may be spent for personnel costs
14.12and other direct and necessary administrative
14.13costs. Grantees may acquire land or interests
14.14in land. Easements must be permanent.
14.15Land acquired in fee must be open to
14.16hunting and fishing during the open season
14.17unless otherwise provided by state law. The
14.18program shall require a match of at least ten
14.19percent from nonstate sources for all grants.
14.20The match may be cash or in-kind resources.
14.21For grant applications of $25,000 or less,
14.22the commissioner shall provide a separate,
14.23simplified application process. Subject to
14.24Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner of
14.25natural resources shall, when evaluating
14.26projects of equal value, give priority to
14.27organizations that have a history of receiving
14.28or charter to receive private contributions
14.29for local conservation or habitat projects. If
14.30acquiring land or a conservation easement,
14.31priority shall be given to projects associated
14.32with existing wildlife management areas
14.33under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
14.34subdivision 8; scientific and natural areas
14.35under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033
14.36and 86A.05, subdivision 5; and aquatic
15.1management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
15.2sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02.
15.3All restoration or enhancement projects
15.4must be on land permanently protected by a
15.5conservation easement or public ownership
15.6or in public waters as defined in Minnesota
15.7Statutes, section 103G.005, subdivision
15.815. Priority shall be given to restoration
15.9and enhancement projects on public lands.
15.10Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
15.11subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded
15.12under this paragraph. This appropriation is
15.13available until June 30, 2017. No less than
15.14five percent of the amount of each grant
15.15must be held back from reimbursement until
15.16the grant recipient has completed a grant
15.17accomplishment report by the deadline and
15.18in the form prescribed by and satisfactory to
15.19the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
15.20The commissioner shall provide notice of
15.21the grant program in the game and fish law
15.22summaries that are prepared under Minnesota
15.23Statutes, section 97A.051, subdivision 2.
15.24
Subd. 6.Administration
1,221,000
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15.25
(a) Contract Management
15.26$175,000 in the first year is to the
15.27commissioner of natural resources for
15.28contract management duties assigned in this
15.29section. The commissioner shall provide an
15.30accomplishment plan in the form specified by
15.31the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
15.32on the expenditure of this appropriation.
15.33The accomplishment plan must include
15.34a copy of the grant contract template
15.35and reimbursement manual. No money
16.1may be expended prior to Lessard-Sams
16.2Outdoor Heritage Council approval of the
16.3accomplishment plan.
16.4
(b) Legislative Coordinating Commission
16.5$936,000 in the first year is to the Legislative
16.6Coordinating Commission for administrative
16.7expenses of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
16.8Heritage Council and for compensation and
16.9expense reimbursement of council members.
16.10Funds in this appropriation are available until
16.11June 30, 2015. Minnesota Statutes, section
16.1216A.281, applies to this appropriation.
16.13
(c) Technical Evaluation Panel
16.14$45,000 in the first year is to the
16.15commissioner of natural resources for a
16.16technical evaluation panel to conduct up to
16.17ten restoration evaluations under Minnesota
16.18Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10.
16.19
16.20
16.21
(d) High-Priority Pre-Transaction Service
Acceleration for Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council
16.22$50,000 in the first year is to the
16.23commissioner of natural resources to provide
16.24land acquisition pre-transaction services
16.25including, but not limited to, appraisals,
16.26surveys, or title research for acquisition
16.27proposals under consideration by the
16.28Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. A
16.29list of activities must be included in the final
16.30accomplishment plan.
16.31
(e) Legacy Web Site
16.32$15,000 the first year is for the Legislative
16.33Coordinating Commission for the Web site
16.34required in Minnesota Statutes, section
16.353.303, subdivision 10.
17.1
Subd. 7.Availability of Appropriation
17.2Money appropriated in this section may
17.3not be spent on activities unless they are
17.4directly related to and necessary for a
17.5specific appropriation and are specified in
17.6the accomplishment plan approved by the
17.7Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
17.8Money appropriated in this section must
17.9not be spent on indirect costs or other
17.10institutional overhead charges that are not
17.11directly related to and necessary for a specific
17.12appropriation. Unless otherwise provided,
17.13the amounts in this section are available
17.14until June 30, 2016. For acquisition of real
17.15property, the amounts in this section are
17.16available until June 30, 2017, if a binding
17.17agreement with a landowner or purchase
17.18agreement is entered into by June 30, 2016,
17.19and closed no later than June 30, 2017. Funds
17.20for restoration or enhancement are available
17.21until June 30, 2018, or four years after
17.22acquisition, whichever is later, in order to
17.23complete initial restoration or enhancement
17.24work. If a project receives federal funds, the
17.25time period of the appropriation is extended
17.26to equal the availability of federal funding.
17.27Funds appropriated for fee title acquisition
17.28of land may be used to restore, enhance, and
17.29provide for public use of the land acquired
17.30with the appropriation. Public use facilities
17.31must have a minimal impact on habitat in
17.32acquired lands.
17.33
17.34
Subd. 8.Payment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
18.1All agreements referred to in this section must
18.2be administered on a reimbursement basis
18.3unless otherwise provided in this section.
18.4Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
18.516A.41, expenditures directly related
18.6to each appropriation's purpose made
18.7on or after July 1, 2013, or the date of
18.8accomplishment plan approval, whichever is
18.9later, are eligible for reimbursement unless
18.10otherwise provided in this section. For the
18.11purposes of administering appropriations
18.12and legislatively authorized agreements
18.13paid out of the outdoor heritage fund, an
18.14expense must be considered reimbursable
18.15by the administering agency when the
18.16recipient presents the agency with an invoice
18.17or binding agreement with the landowner
18.18and the recipient attests that the goods have
18.19been received or the landowner agreement
18.20is binding. Periodic reimbursement must
18.21be made upon receiving documentation that
18.22the items articulated in the accomplishment
18.23plan approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
18.24Heritage Council have been achieved,
18.25including partial achievements as evidenced
18.26by progress reports approved by the
18.27Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
18.28Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
18.29projects to accommodate cash flow needs,
18.30support future management of acquired
18.31lands, or match a federal share. The
18.32advances must be approved as part of the
18.33accomplishment plan. Capital equipment
18.34expenditures for specific items in excess of
18.35$10,000 must be itemized in and approved as
18.36part of the accomplishment plan.
19.1
Subd. 9.Mapping
19.2Each direct recipient of money appropriated
19.3in this section, as well as each recipient of
19.4a grant awarded pursuant to this section,
19.5must provide geographic information to
19.6the Department of Natural Resources for
19.7mapping any lands acquired in fee with
19.8funds appropriated in this section and open
19.9to public taking of fish and game. The
19.10commissioner of natural resources shall
19.11include the lands acquired in fee with
19.12money appropriated in this section on maps
19.13showing public recreation opportunities.
19.14Maps shall include information on and
19.15acknowledgement of the outdoor heritage
19.16fund, including a notation of any restrictions.
19.17
19.18
Subd. 10.Appropriations Carryforward; Fee
Title Acquisition
19.19The availability of the appropriation for the
19.20following project is extended to July 1, 2015:
19.21Laws 2010, chapter 361, article 1, section
19.222, subdivision 5, paragraph (h), Washington
19.23County St. Croix River Land Protection, and
19.24the appropriation may be spent on acquisition
19.25of land in fee title to protect habitat associated
19.26with the St. Croix River Valley. A list of
19.27proposed acquisitions must be provided as
19.28part of the accomplishment plan.

19.29ARTICLE 2
19.30CLEAN WATER FUND

19.31
Section 1. CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
19.32The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
19.33agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
19.34clean water fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities
20.1under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and "2015"
20.2used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the
20.3fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal
20.4year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014
20.5and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
20.6
APPROPRIATIONS
20.7
Available for the Year
20.8
Ending June 30
20.9
2014
2015

20.10
Sec. 2. CLEAN WATER
20.11
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
94,711,000
$
96,507,000
20.12The amounts that may be spent for each
20.13purpose are specified in the following
20.14sections.
20.15
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
20.16Money appropriated in this article may
20.17not be spent on activities unless they are
20.18directly related to and necessary for a
20.19specific appropriation. Money appropriated
20.20in this article must be spent in accordance
20.21with Minnesota Management and Budget's
20.22Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
20.23Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
20.24Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
20.25otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year
20.262014 appropriations are available until June
20.2730, 2015, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations
20.28are available until June 30, 2016. If a project
20.29receives federal funds, the time period of
20.30the appropriation is extended to equal the
20.31availability of federal funding.

20.32
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
$
5,560,000
$
5,760,000
20.33(a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
20.34second year are to increase monitoring for
21.1pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
21.2water and groundwater and to use data
21.3collected to assess pesticide use practices.
21.4(b) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
21.5the second year are to increase monitoring
21.6and evaluate trends in the concentration of
21.7nitrates in groundwater in high-risk areas
21.8and regionally and to promote and evaluate
21.9regional and crop-specific nutrient best
21.10management practices. This appropriation is
21.11available until June 30, 2018.
21.12(c) $425,000 the first year and $425,000
21.13the second year are for the agriculture best
21.14management practices loan program. At
21.15least $360,000 each year is for transfer
21.16to an agricultural and environmental
21.17revolving account created under Minnesota
21.18Statutes, section 17.117, subdivision 5a,
21.19and is available for pass-through to local
21.20government and lenders for low-interest
21.21loans under Minnesota Statutes, section
21.2217.117. Any unencumbered balance
21.23that is not used for pass-through to local
21.24governments does not cancel at the end of the
21.25first year and is available for the second year.
21.26(d) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
21.27the second year are for research, pilot
21.28projects, and technical assistance on
21.29proper implementation of best management
21.30practices and more precise information on
21.31nonpoint contributions to impaired waters.
21.32This appropriation is available until June 30,
21.332018.
21.34(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,100,000
21.35the second year are for research to quantify
22.1agricultural contributions to impaired waters
22.2and for development and evaluation of
22.3best management practices to protect and
22.4restore water resources while maintaining
22.5productivity. This appropriation is available
22.6until June 30, 2018.
22.7(f) $75,000 the first year and $175,000 the
22.8second year are for a research inventory
22.9database containing water-related research
22.10activities. Any information technology
22.11development or support or costs necessary
22.12for this research inventory database will be
22.13incorporated into the agency's service level
22.14agreement with and paid to the Office of
22.15Enterprise Technology. This appropriation is
22.16available until June 30, 2018.
22.17(g) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
22.18second year are to implement a Minnesota
22.19agricultural water quality certification
22.20program. This appropriation is available
22.21until June 30, 2018.
22.22(h) $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the
22.23second year are to provide funding for a
22.24regional irrigation water quality specialist
22.25through the University of Minnesota
22.26Extension Service.
22.27(i) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
22.28second year are to develop and implement
22.29a comprehensive, up-to-date instruction
22.30system for animal waste technicians who
22.31apply manure to the ground for hire.

22.32
Sec. 4. PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
$
11,000,000
$
11,000,000
22.33(a) $9,000,000 the first year and $9,000,000
22.34the second year are for the total maximum
23.1daily load grant program under Minnesota
23.2Statutes, section 446A.073. This
23.3appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
23.4(b) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
23.5the second year are for small community
23.6wastewater treatment grants and loans under
23.7Minnesota Statues, section 446A.075. This
23.8appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
23.9(c) If there are any uncommitted funds at
23.10the end of each fiscal year under paragraph
23.11(a) or (b), the Public Facilities Authority
23.12may transfer the remaining funds to eligible
23.13projects under any of the programs listed
23.14in this section based on their priority rank
23.15on the Pollution Control Agency's project
23.16priority list.

23.17
Sec. 5. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
$
27,840,000
$
28,140,000
23.18(a) $7,600,000 the first year and $7,600,000
23.19the second year are for completion of 20
23.20percent of the needed statewide assessments
23.21of surface water quality and trends. Of this
23.22amount, $500,000 each year is to monitor and
23.23assess contaminants of emerging concern in
23.24groundwater and surface water, and $100,000
23.25each year is for grants to the Red River
23.26Watershed Management Board to enhance
23.27and expand the existing water quality and
23.28watershed monitoring river watch activities
23.29in the schools in the Red River of the North
23.30Watershed. The Red River Watershed
23.31Management Board shall provide a report to
23.32the commissioner of the Pollution Control
23.33Agency and the legislative committees and
23.34divisions with jurisdiction over environment
23.35and natural resources finance and policy and
24.1the clean water fund by February 15, 2015,
24.2on the expenditure of these funds.
24.3(b) $9,650,000 the first year and $9,650,000
24.4the second year are to develop watershed
24.5restoration and protection strategies
24.6(WRAPS), which include total maximum
24.7daily load (TMDL) studies and TMDL
24.8implementation plans for waters listed on
24.9the Unites States Environmental Protection
24.10Agency approved impaired waters list in
24.11accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter
24.12114D. The agency shall complete an average
24.13of ten percent of the TMDL's each year over
24.14the biennium.
24.15(c) $1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
24.16the second year are for groundwater
24.17assessment, including enhancing the
24.18ambient monitoring network, modeling,
24.19and continuing to monitor for and assess
24.20contaminants of emerging concern, and
24.21the reassessment of groundwater that was
24.22accessed ten to 15 years ago and found to be
24.23contaminated.
24.24(d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000
24.25the second year are for water quality
24.26improvements in the lower St. Louis River
24.27and Duluth harbor. This appropriation must
24.28be matched at a rate of 65 percent nonstate
24.29money to 35 percent state money.
24.30(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
24.31the second year are for the clean water
24.32partnership program to provide grants
24.33to protect and improve the basins and
24.34watersheds of the state and provide financial
24.35and technical assistance to study waters
25.1with nonpoint source pollution problems.
25.2Priority shall be given to projects preventing
25.3impairments and degradation of lakes, rivers,
25.4streams, and groundwater in accordance
25.5with Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.20,
25.6subdivision 2, clause (4). Any balance
25.7remaining in the first year does not cancel
25.8and is available for the second year.
25.9(f) $725,000 the first year and $725,000 the
25.10second year are for storm water research and
25.11guidance.
25.12(g) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000
25.13the second year are for TMDL research and
25.14database development.
25.15(h) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
25.16the second year are to initiate development of
25.17a multiagency watershed database reporting
25.18portal.
25.19(i) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
25.20the second year are for national pollutant
25.21discharge elimination system wastewater and
25.22storm water TMDL implementation efforts.
25.23(j) $375,000 the first year and $375,000
25.24the second year are for identification of
25.25application options for water standards.
25.26(k) $3,250,000 the first year and $3,650,000
25.27the second year are for grants to counties
25.28with specific plans to significantly reduce
25.29water pollution by reducing the number of
25.30subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS)
25.31that are an imminent threat to public health
25.32or safety or are otherwise failing. Counties
25.33with an ordinance in place that requires an
25.34SSTS to be compliant with existing standards
25.35upon property transfer and as a condition of
26.1obtaining a building permit shall be given
26.2priority for grants under this paragraph. Of
26.3this amount, $750,000 each year is available
26.4to counties for grants to low-income
26.5landowners to address systems that pose an
26.6imminent threat to public health or safety or
26.7fail to protect groundwater, and $1,500,000
26.8the first year is for the Voyageurs National
26.9Park sewer project. A grant awarded under
26.10this paragraph may not exceed $500,000. A
26.11county receiving a grant under this paragraph
26.12must submit a report to the agency listing the
26.13projects funded, including an account of the
26.14expenditures.
26.15(l) $115,000 the first year and $115,000 the
26.16second year are to support activities of the
26.17Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
26.18Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
26.19(m) $100,000 in the first year is to develop
26.20information and provide education on the
26.21effects of coal tar and its restricted use,
26.22and for enforcement of Minnesota Statutes,
26.23section 116.201.
26.24(n) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
26.25section 16A.28, the appropriations
26.26encumbered on or before June 30, 2015,
26.27as grants or contracts in this section are
26.28available until June 30, 2018.

26.29
26.30
Sec. 6. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
$
11,885,000
$
11,885,000
26.31(a) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
26.32the second year are for stream flow
26.33monitoring.
27.1(b) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
27.2the second year are for lake Index of
27.3Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
27.4(c) $135,000 the first year and $135,000
27.5the second year are for assessing mercury
27.6contamination of fish, including monitoring
27.7to track the status of waters impaired by
27.8mercury and mercury reduction efforts over
27.9time.
27.10(d) $1,850,000 the first year and $1,850,000
27.11the second year are for developing targeted,
27.12science-based watershed restoration and
27.13protection strategies.
27.14(e) $1,375,000 the first year and $1,375,000
27.15the second year are for water supply planning,
27.16aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.
27.17(f) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
27.18the second year are for technical assistance
27.19to support local implementation of nonpoint
27.20source restoration and protection activities,
27.21including water quality protection in forested
27.22watersheds.
27.23(g) $675,000 the first year and $675,000 the
27.24second year are for applied research and tools,
27.25including watershed hydrologic modeling;
27.26maintaining and updating spatial data for
27.27watershed boundaries, streams, and water
27.28bodies and integrating high-resolution digital
27.29elevation data; assessing effectiveness of
27.30forestry best management practices for water
27.31quality; and developing a biomonitoring
27.32database.
27.33(h) $550,000 the first year and $550,000
27.34the second year are for developing county
27.35geologic atlases.
28.1(i) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
28.2the second year are for improved water
28.3permit management, including:
28.4(1) install more water level monitoring
28.5devices to acquire locally accurate
28.6information, and establish sustainability
28.7thresholds for use through time;
28.8(2) enhance electronic permitting to increase
28.9speed and accuracy;
28.10(3) improve compliance with water
28.11appropriation regulations;
28.12(4) manage aquifers comprehensively rather
28.13than permit by permit;
28.14(5) support local units of government with
28.15financial and technical assistance; and
28.16(6) work with communities to review and
28.17update water supply plans and conservation
28.18measures.

28.19
28.20
Sec. 7. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
$
33,409,000
$
35,409,000
28.21(a) $17,500,000 the first year and
28.22$18,500,000 the second year are for grants
28.23to protect and restore surface water and
28.24drinking water; to keep water on the land; to
28.25protect, enhance, and restore water quality
28.26in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect
28.27groundwater and drinking water, including
28.28feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage
28.29treatment system (SSTS) projects and
28.30stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline
28.31restoration projects. The projects must be of
28.32long-lasting public benefit, include a match,
28.33and be consistent with total maximum daily
29.1load (TMDL) implementation plans or local
29.2water management plans or their equivalents.
29.3(b) $3,500,000 the first year and $4,500,000
29.4the second year are for targeted local
29.5resource protection and enhancement grants.
29.6The board shall give priority consideration
29.7to projects and practices that complement,
29.8supplement, or exceed current state standards
29.9for protection, enhancement, and restoration
29.10of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams
29.11or that protect groundwater from degradation.
29.12(c) $975,000 the first year and $975,000 the
29.13second year are to provide state oversight
29.14and accountability, evaluate results, and
29.15measure the value of conservation program
29.16implementation by local governments,
29.17including submission to the legislature
29.18by March 1 each year an annual report
29.19prepared by the board, in consultation with
29.20the commissioners of natural resources,
29.21health, agriculture, and the Pollution Control
29.22Agency, detailing the recipients and projects
29.23funded under this section.
29.24(d) $1,700,000 the first year and $1,700,000
29.25the second year are for grants and technical
29.26assistance for the conservation drainage
29.27management program in consultation with
29.28the Drainage Work Group, created under
29.29Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101,
29.30subdivision 13, to facilitate planning, design,
29.31and installation of conservation practices on
29.32drainage systems that will result in water
29.33quality improvements, including associated
29.34outcomes documentation and outreach to
29.35conservation decision makers. The board
30.1shall coordinate conservation practice
30.2standards with the Natural Resources
30.3Conservation Service of the United States
30.4Department of Agriculture.
30.5(e) $6,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000
30.6the second year are to purchase and restore
30.7permanent conservation easements on
30.8riparian buffers adjacent to lakes, rivers,
30.9streams, and tributaries, to keep water on the
30.10land in order to decrease sediment, pollutant,
30.11and nutrient transport; reduce hydrologic
30.12impacts to surface waters; and increase
30.13infiltration for groundwater recharge. This
30.14appropriation may be used for restoration
30.15of riparian buffers protected by easements
30.16purchased with this appropriation and for
30.17stream bank restorations when the riparian
30.18buffers have been restored.
30.19(f) $1,200,000 the first year and $1,200,000
30.20the second year are for permanent
30.21conservation easements on wellhead
30.22protection areas under Minnesota Statutes,
30.23section 103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph
30.24(d). Priority must be placed on land that
30.25is located where the vulnerability of the
30.26drinking water supply is designated as high
30.27or very high by the commissioner of health.
30.28(g) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
30.29the second year are for community partners
30.30grants to local units of government for:
30.31(1) structural or vegetative management
30.32practices that reduce storm water runoff
30.33from developed or disturbed lands to reduce
30.34the movement of sediment, nutrients, and
30.35pollutants for restoration, protection, or
31.1enhancement of water quality in lakes, rivers,
31.2and streams and to protect groundwater
31.3and drinking water; and (2) installation
31.4of proven and effective water retention
31.5practices including, but not limited to, rain
31.6gardens and other vegetated infiltration
31.7basins and sediment control basins in order
31.8to keep water on the land. The projects
31.9must be of long-lasting public benefit,
31.10include a local match, and be consistent
31.11with TMDL implementation plans or local
31.12water management plans or their equivalents.
31.13Local government unit costs may be used as
31.14a match.
31.15(h) $84,000 the first year and $84,000 the
31.16second year are for a technical evaluation
31.17panel to conduct up to ten restoration
31.18evaluations under Minnesota Statutes,
31.19section 114D.50, subdivision 6.
31.20(i) $450,000 the first year and $450,000 the
31.21second year are for assistance and grants to
31.22local governments to transition local water
31.23management plans to a watershed approach
31.24as provided for in Minnesota Statutes,
31.25chapters 103B, 103C, 103D, and 114D.
31.26(j) The board shall contract for services
31.27with Conservation Corps Minnesota for
31.28restoration, maintenance, and other activities
31.29under this section for up to $500,000 the first
31.30year and up to $500,000 the second year.
31.31(k) The board may shift grant or cost-share
31.32funds in this section and may adjust the
31.33technical and administrative assistance
31.34portion of the funds to leverage federal or
31.35other nonstate funds or to address oversight
32.1responsibilities or high-priority needs
32.2identified in local water management plans.
32.3(l) The board shall require grantees to specify
32.4the outcomes that will be achieved by the
32.5grants prior to any grant awards.
32.6(m) The appropriations in this section are
32.7available until June 30, 2018. Returned grant
32.8funds are available until expended and shall
32.9be regranted consistent with the purposes of
32.10this section.

32.11
Sec. 8. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
$
3,199,000
$
3,198,000
32.12(a) $944,000 the first year and $943,000 the
32.13second year are for addressing public health
32.14concerns related to contaminants found in
32.15Minnesota drinking water for which no
32.16health-based drinking water standards exist.
32.17(b) $1,615,000 the first year and $1,615,000
32.18the second year are for protection of drinking
32.19water sources.
32.20(c) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
32.21second year are for cost-share assistance to
32.22public and private well owners for up to 50
32.23percent of the cost of sealing unused wells.
32.24(d) $390,000 the first year and $390,000 the
32.25second year are to update and expand the
32.26county well index, in cooperation with the
32.27commissioner of natural resources.
32.28(e) The appropriations in this section are
32.29available until June 30, 2016.

32.30
Sec. 9. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
1,803,000
$
1,100,000
32.31(a) $766,000 the first year and $600,000
32.32the second year are for implementation of
32.33the master water supply plan developed
33.1under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565,
33.2and water supply sustainability projects.
33.3Of this amount, $166,000 the first year is
33.4for identification of regional groundwater
33.5recharge areas.
33.6(b) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
33.7second year are for grants or loans for local
33.8inflow and infiltration reduction programs
33.9addressing high priority areas in the
33.10metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
33.11Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. This
33.12appropriation is available until expended.
33.13(c) $537,000 the first year is for an agreement
33.14with the United States Geological Survey to
33.15investigate groundwater and surface water
33.16interaction in and around White Bear Lake
33.17and surrounding northeast metropolitan
33.18lakes, including seepage rate determinations,
33.19water quality of groundwater and surface
33.20water, isotope analyses, lake level analyses,
33.21water balance determination, and creation
33.22of a calibrated groundwater flow model,
33.23including a comparison of water levels with
33.24lakes bordering the study area. The council
33.25shall use the results to prepare guidance for
33.26other areas to use in addressing groundwater
33.27and surface water interaction issues. This is
33.28a onetime appropriation and is available until
33.29June 30, 2016.

33.30
Sec. 10. LEGISLATURE
$
15,000
$
15,000
33.31$15,000 the first year and $15,000 the second
33.32year are for the Legislative Coordinating
33.33Commission for the Web site required
33.34in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
33.35subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.

34.1    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.15, is amended by adding a
34.2subdivision to read:
34.3    Subd. 13. Watershed restoration and protection strategy or WRAPS. "Watershed
34.4restoration and protection strategy" or "WRAPS" means a document summarizing
34.5scientific studies of a major watershed no larger than a hydrologic unit code 8 including
34.6the physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the water quality of the watershed;
34.7identification of impairments and water bodies in need of protection; identification of
34.8biotic stressors and sources of pollution, both point and nonpoint; TMDL's for the
34.9impairments; and an implementation table containing strategies and actions designed to
34.10achieve and maintain water quality standards and goals.

34.11    Sec. 12. [114D.26] WATERSHED RESTORATION AND PROTECTION
34.12STRATEGIES.
34.13    Subdivision 1. Contents. The Pollution Control Agency shall develop watershed
34.14restoration and protection strategies. To ensure effectiveness and accountability in meeting
34.15the goals of this chapter, each WRAPS shall:
34.16(1) identify impaired waters and waters in need of protection;
34.17(2) identify biotic stressors causing impairments or threats to water quality;
34.18(3) summarize watershed modeling outputs and resulting pollution load allocations,
34.19wasteload allocations, and priority areas for targeting actions to improve water quality;
34.20(4) identify point sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge
34.21elimination system permit is required under section 115.03;
34.22(5) identify nonpoint sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge
34.23elimination system permit is not required under section 115.03, with sufficient specificity
34.24to prioritize and geographically locate watershed restoration and protection actions;
34.25(6) describe the current pollution loading and load reduction needed for each source
34.26or source category to meet water quality standards and goals, including wasteload and
34.27load allocations from TMDL's;
34.28(7) contain a plan for ongoing water quality monitoring to fill data gaps, determine
34.29changing conditions, and gauge implementation effectiveness; and
34.30(8) contain an implementation table of strategies and actions that are capable of
34.31cumulatively achieving needed pollution load reductions for point and nonpoint sources,
34.32including:
34.33(i) water quality parameters of concern;
34.34(ii) current water quality conditions;
34.35(iii) water quality goals and targets by parameter of concern;
35.1(iv) strategies and actions by parameter of concern and the scale of adoptions needed
35.2for each;
35.3(v) a timeline for achievement of water quality targets;
35.4(vi) the governmental units with primary responsibility for implementing each
35.5watershed restoration or protection strategy; and
35.6(vii) a timeline and interim milestones for achievement of watershed restoration or
35.7protection implementation actions within ten years of strategy adoption.
35.8    Subd. 2. Reporting. Beginning July 1, 2016, and every other year thereafter, the
35.9Pollution Control Agency must report on its Web site the progress toward implementation
35.10milestones and water quality goals for all adopted TMDL's and, where available, WRAPS's.
35.11    Subd. 3. Timelines; administration. Each year, the Pollution Control Agency must
35.12complete WRAPS's for at least ten percent of the state's major watersheds. WRAPS shall
35.13be governed by the procedures for approval and notice in section 114D.25, subdivisions
35.142 and 4, except that WRAPS need not be submitted to the United States Environmental
35.15Protection Agency.

35.16    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a
35.17subdivision to read:
35.18    Subd. 3a. Nonpoint priority funding plan. (a) Beginning July 1, 2014, and every
35.19other year thereafter, the Board of Water and Soil Resources shall prepare and post on its
35.20Web site a priority funding plan to prioritize potential nonpoint restoration and protection
35.21actions based on available WRAPS's, TMDL's, and local water plans. The plan must take
35.22into account the following factors: water quality outcomes, cost-effectiveness, landowner
35.23financial need, and leverage of nonstate funding sources. The plan shall include an
35.24estimated range of costs for the prioritized actions.
35.25(b) Consistent with the priorities listed in section 114D.20, state agencies allocating
35.26money from the clean water fund for nonpoint restoration and protection strategies shall
35.27target the money according to the priorities identified on the nonpoint priority funding
35.28plan. The allocation of money from the clean water fund to projects eligible for financial
35.29assistance under section 116.182 is not governed by the nonpoint priority funding plan.

35.30    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
35.31    Subd. 4. Expenditures; accountability. (a) A project receiving funding from the
35.32clean water fund must meet or exceed the constitutional requirements to protect, enhance,
35.33and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater and
35.34drinking water from degradation. Priority may be given to projects that meet more than
36.1one of these requirements. A project receiving funding from the clean water fund shall
36.2include measurable outcomes, as defined in section 3.303, subdivision 10, and a plan for
36.3measuring and evaluating the results. A project must be consistent with current science
36.4and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.
36.5(b) Money from the clean water fund shall be expended to balance the benefits
36.6across all regions and residents of the state.
36.7(c) A state agency or other recipient of a direct appropriation from the clean
36.8water fund must compile and submit all information for proposed and funded projects
36.9or programs, including the proposed measurable outcomes and all other items required
36.10under section 3.303, subdivision 10, to the Legislative Coordinating Commission as soon
36.11as practicable or by January 15 of the applicable fiscal year, whichever comes first. The
36.12Legislative Coordinating Commission must post submitted information on the Web site
36.13required under section 3.303, subdivision 10, as soon as it becomes available. Information
36.14classified as not public under section 13D.05, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), is not required
36.15to be placed on the Web site.
36.16(d) Grants funded by the clean water fund must be implemented according to section
36.1716B.98 and must account for all expenditures. Proposals must specify a process for any
36.18regranting envisioned. Priority for grant proposals must be given to proposals involving
36.19grants that will be competitively awarded.
36.20(e) Money from the clean water fund may only be spent on projects that benefit
36.21Minnesota waters.
36.22(f) When practicable, a direct recipient of an appropriation from the clean water fund
36.23shall prominently display on the recipient's Web site home page the legacy logo required
36.24under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 5, section 10, as amended by Laws 2010, chapter
36.25361, article 3, section 5, accompanied by the phrase "Click here for more information."
36.26When a person clicks on the legacy logo image, the Web site must direct the person to
36.27a Web page that includes both the contact information that a person may use to obtain
36.28additional information, as well as a link to the Legislative Coordinating Commission Web
36.29site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10.
36.30(g) Future eligibility for money from the clean water fund is contingent upon a state
36.31agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as well as
36.32any additional requirements contained in applicable session law.
36.33(h) Money from the clean water fund may be used to leverage federal funds through
36.34execution of formal project partnership agreements with federal agencies consistent with
36.35respective federal agency partnership agreement requirements.

37.1    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a
37.2subdivision to read:
37.3    Subd. 4a. Riparian buffer payments; reporting. When clean water funds are used
37.4to purchase riparian buffer easements, payments for the first 50 feet of riparian buffer that
37.5are noncompliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300, may not exceed noncropped
37.6rates as established under section 103F.515. The Board of Water and Soil Resources must
37.7include in its biennial report on clean water fund appropriations the funding spent on
37.8easements for riparian buffers that are not compliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300.

37.9ARTICLE 3
37.10PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

37.11
Section 1. PARKS AND TRAILS FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
37.12The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
37.13agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
37.14parks and trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The
37.15figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
37.16them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
37.17"The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium"
37.18is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
37.19
APPROPRIATIONS
37.20
Available for the Year
37.21
Ending June 30
37.22
2014
2015

37.23
Sec. 2. PARKS AND TRAILS
37.24
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
41,709,000
$
41,796,000
37.25The amounts that may be spent for each
37.26purpose are specified in the following
37.27sections.
37.28
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
37.29Money appropriated in this article may
37.30not be spent on activities unless they are
37.31directly related to and necessary for a
37.32specific appropriation. Money appropriated
37.33in this article must be spent in accordance
37.34with Minnesota Management and Budget's
38.1Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
38.2Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
38.3Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
38.4otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year
38.52014 appropriations are available until June
38.630, 2016, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations
38.7are available until June 30, 2017. If a project
38.8receives federal funds, the time period of
38.9the appropriation is extended to equal the
38.10availability of federal funding.

38.11
38.12
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
$
24,951,000
$
25,157,000
38.13(a) $16,501,000 the first year and
38.14$16,633,000 the second year are for state
38.15parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
38.16(1) connect people to the outdoors;
38.17(2) acquire land and create opportunities;
38.18(3) maintain existing holdings; and
38.19(4) improve cooperation by coordinating
38.20with partners to implement the 25-year
38.21long-range parks and trails legacy plan.
38.22(b) $8,250,000 the first year and $8,317,000
38.23the second year are to contract with the
38.24Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and
38.25Trails Commission for the purposes of
38.26new Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536,
38.27subdivision 3. Of this amount, not more
38.28than four percent each year may be used
38.29for administration and grant oversight. The
38.30appropriation must be made directly to the
38.31commission after fiscal year 2015.
38.32(c) $200,000 the first year and $207,000 the
38.33second year are for enhanced, integrated,
38.34and accessible Web-based information for
39.1park and trail users; joint marketing and
39.2promotional efforts for all parks and trails
39.3of regional or statewide significance; and
39.4support of activities of a parks and trails
39.5legacy advisory committee. Of this amount,
39.6$100,000 the first year and $103,000 the
39.7second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks
39.8and Trails Commission capacity building.
39.9(d) The commissioner shall contract for
39.10services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
39.11for restoration, maintenance, and other
39.12activities under this section for at least
39.13$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
39.14second year.

39.15
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
16,501,000
$
16,633,000
39.16$16,501,000 the first year and $16,633,000
39.17the second year are to be distributed
39.18according to Minnesota Statutes, section
39.1985.53, subdivision 3.

39.20
Sec. 5. LEGISLATURE
$
7,000
$
6,000
39.21$7,000 the first year and $6,000 the second
39.22year are for the Legislative Coordinating
39.23Commission for the Web site required
39.24in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
39.25subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.

39.26
Sec. 6. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
$
250,000
$
-0-
39.27$250,000 the first year is for the University of
39.28Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes
39.29to update the long-range inventory and
39.30framework for an integrated statewide parks
39.31and trails network that provides information
39.32on the natural resource-based recreational
39.33opportunities available throughout the state.
40.1The detailed inventory and framework must
40.2be updated to include new census data,
40.3updated data from the Greater Minnesota
40.4Regional Parks and Trails study authorized
40.5by the 2011 legislature, updated physical
40.6information, the adoption of a user-friendly
40.7platform for the information, and the
40.8development of a standardized survey tool
40.9for use by:
40.10(1) the commissioner of natural resources for
40.11state parks and trails;
40.12(2) metropolitan area park and trail agencies
40.13for metropolitan parks and trails; and
40.14(3) park and trail managers outside the
40.15metropolitan area for parks and trails of
40.16regional or statewide significance.
40.17In updating the inventory and framework, the
40.18Center for Changing Landscapes shall consult
40.19with the Department of Natural Resources,
40.20the Office of Explore Minnesota Tourism, the
40.21Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
40.22Commission, the Metropolitan Council, local
40.23units of government, park and trail groups,
40.24the public, and other stakeholder groups.
40.25The Center for Changing Landscapes shall
40.26submit a report on the updated inventory and
40.27framework and a summary of the inventory
40.28to the commissioner of natural resources and
40.29to the chairs and ranking minority members
40.30of the senate and house of representatives
40.31committees and divisions having jurisdiction
40.32over natural resources policy and finance by
40.33February 15, 2015.

41.1    Sec. 7. [85.536] GREATER MINNESOTA REGIONAL PARKS AND TRAILS
41.2COMMISSION.
41.3    Subdivision 1. Establishment; purpose. The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and
41.4Trails Commission is created to undertake system planning and provide recommendations
41.5to the legislature for grants funded by the parks and trails fund to counties and cities
41.6outside of the seven-county metropolitan area for parks and trails of regional significance.
41.7    Subd. 2. Commission. The commission shall include 13 members appointed by the
41.8governor with two members from each of the regional parks and trails districts determined
41.9under subdivision 5, and one member at large. Membership terms, compensation, and
41.10removal of members and filling of vacancies are as provided in section 15.0575.
41.11    Subd. 3. First appointments. The governor shall make the first appointment by
41.12June 15, 2013. The governor shall designate six of the first appointees to terms ending on
41.13the first Monday in January 2015, and the remainder of the first appointees shall serve
41.14terms ending the first Monday in January 2016.
41.15    Subd. 4. First meeting. The governor or his designee shall convene the first
41.16meeting of the commission by July 15, 2013, and shall act as chair until the commission
41.17elects a chair. The commission shall elect a chair at its first meeting.
41.18    Subd. 5. Districts; plans and hearings. (a) The commissioner of natural resources,
41.19in consultation with the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coalition, shall
41.20establish six regional parks and trails districts in the state encompassing the area outside
41.21the seven-county metropolitan area. The commissioner shall establish districts by
41.22combining counties and may not assign a county to more than one district.
41.23(b) Counties within each district may jointly prepare, after consultation with all
41.24affected municipalities, and submit to the commission, and from time to time revise and
41.25resubmit to the commission, a master plan for the acquisition and development of parks
41.26and trails of regional significance located within the district. District-wide plans and
41.27master plans for individual parks and trails must meet the protocols and criteria as set
41.28forth in the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails strategic plan. The counties,
41.29after consultation with the commission, shall jointly hold a public hearing on the proposed
41.30plan and budget at a time and place determined by the counties. Not less than 15 days
41.31before the hearing, the counties shall provide notice of the hearing stating the date, time,
41.32and place of the hearing, and the place where the proposed plan and budget may be
41.33examined by any interested person. At any hearing interested persons shall be permitted to
41.34present their views on the plan and budget.
42.1(c) The commission shall review each master plan to determine whether it meets
42.2the conditions of subdivision 6. If it does not, the commission shall return the plan with
42.3its comments to the district for revision and resubmittal.
42.4    Subd. 6. Recommendations. (a) In recommending grants under this section, the
42.5commission shall make recommendations consistent with master plans.
42.6(b) The commission shall determine recommended grant amounts through an
42.7adopted merit-based evaluation process that includes the level of local financial support.
42.8The evaluation process is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and
42.9section 14.386 does not apply.
42.10(c) When recommending grants, the commission shall consider balance of the grant
42.11benefits across greater Minnesota.
42.12(d) Grants may be recommended only for parks and trails included in a plan
42.13approved by the commission under subdivision 5.
42.14    Subd. 7. Chair. The commission shall annually elect from among its members a
42.15chair and other officers necessary for the performance of its duties.
42.16    Subd. 8. Meetings. The commission shall meet at least twice each year.
42.17Commission meetings are subject to chapter 13D.
42.18    Subd. 9. Report. The commission shall submit a report by January 15 each year
42.19listing its recommendations under subdivision 7 to the chairs and ranking minority
42.20members of the committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary
42.21jurisdiction over legacy appropriations.
42.22    Subd. 10. Conflict of interest. A member of the commission may not participate in
42.23or vote on a decision of the commission relating to an organization in which the member
42.24has either a direct or indirect financial interest.
42.25    Subd. 11. Definitions. For purposes of this section, "commission" means the
42.26Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission established under this section.
42.27    Subd. 12. Sunset. The commission shall sunset January 1, 2020.
42.28EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

42.29ARTICLE 4
42.30ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

42.31
Section 1. ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
42.32    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
42.33entities and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts
42.34and cultural heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable
43.1activities under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and
43.2"2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available
43.3for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year"
43.4is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years
43.52014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
43.6
APPROPRIATIONS
43.7
Available for the Year
43.8
Ending June 30
43.9
2014
2015

43.10
Sec. 2. ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
43.11
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
56,759,000
$
58,334,000
43.12The amounts that may be spent for each
43.13purpose are specified in the following
43.14subdivisions.
43.15
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
43.16Money appropriated in this article may
43.17not be spent on activities unless they are
43.18directly related to and necessary for a
43.19specific appropriation. Money appropriated
43.20in this article must be spent in accordance
43.21with Minnesota Management and Budget's
43.22guidance to agencies on legacy fund
43.23expenditures. Notwithstanding Minnesota
43.24Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
43.25otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year
43.262014 appropriations are available until June
43.2730, 2015, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations
43.28are available until June 30, 2016. If a project
43.29receives federal funds, the time period of
43.30the appropriation is extended to equal the
43.31availability of federal funding. Money
43.32appropriated in this article may not be spent
43.33on projects that would otherwise be eligible
43.34as a capital investment expenditure under
43.35Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to
44.116A.675, except that funds appropriated to
44.2the Minnesota Historical Society for grants
44.3and partnerships may be used to preserve
44.4significant historic resources. For all grants
44.5issued under this article, priority shall be
44.6given to projects that have a nonstate cash
44.7match of at least 25 percent of the total
44.8eligible project costs.
44.9
Subd. 3.Minnesota State Arts Board
27,800,000
29,100,000
44.10(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
44.11Minnesota State Arts Board for arts, arts
44.12education, and arts access. Appropriations
44.13made directly to the Minnesota State
44.14Arts Board shall supplement, and shall
44.15not substitute for, traditional sources of
44.16funding. Each grant program established
44.17within this appropriation shall be
44.18separately administered from other state
44.19appropriations for program planning and
44.20outcome measurements, but may take into
44.21consideration other state resources awarded
44.22in the selection of applicants and grant award
44.23size.
44.24
(b) Arts and Arts Access Initiatives
44.25$22,100,000 the first year and $23,200,000
44.26the second year are to support Minnesota
44.27artists and arts organizations in creating,
44.28producing, and presenting high-quality arts
44.29activities; to overcome barriers to accessing
44.30high-quality arts activities; and to instill the
44.31arts into the community and public life in
44.32this state.
44.33
(c) Arts Education
45.1$4,000,000 the first year and $4,200,000
45.2the second year are for high-quality,
45.3age-appropriate arts education for
45.4Minnesotans of all ages to develop
45.5knowledge, skills, and understanding of the
45.6arts.
45.7
(d) Arts and Cultural Heritage
45.8$1,700,000 the first year and $1,700,000 the
45.9second year are for events and activities that
45.10represent the diverse cultural arts traditions,
45.11including folk and traditional artists and art
45.12organizations, represented in this state.
45.13(e) Four percent of the funds appropriated
45.14in paragraphs (b) to (d) may be used by the
45.15board for administration of grant programs,
45.16delivering technical services, providing
45.17fiscal oversight for the statewide system, and
45.18ensuring accountability.
45.19Thirty percent of the remaining total
45.20appropriation to each of the categories listed
45.21in paragraphs (b) to (d) is for grants to the
45.22regional arts councils.
45.23Any unencumbered balance remaining under
45.24this section in the first year does not cancel,
45.25but is available for the second year of the
45.26biennium.
45.27
Subd. 4.Department of Education
1,000,000
1,000,000
45.28These amounts are appropriated to the
45.29commissioner of education for grants to
45.30the 12 Minnesota regional library systems
45.31to provide educational opportunities in
45.32the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural
45.33heritage of Minnesota. These funds shall be
45.34allocated using the formula in Minnesota
46.1Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3,
46.24, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to
46.3be distributed to all qualifying systems in
46.4an amount proportionate to the number of
46.5qualifying system entities in each system.
46.6For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying
46.7system entity" means a public library, a
46.8regional library system, a regional library
46.9system headquarters, a county, or an outreach
46.10service program. These funds may be used
46.11to sponsor programs provided by regional
46.12libraries or to provide grants to local arts
46.13and cultural heritage programs for programs
46.14in partnership with regional libraries.
46.15These funds shall be distributed in ten
46.16equal payments per year. Notwithstanding
46.17Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
46.18appropriations encumbered on or before
46.19June 30, 2015, as grants or contracts in this
46.20subdivision are available until June 30, 2017.
46.21
Subd. 5.Minnesota Historical Society
14,225,000
15,100,000
46.22(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
46.23governing board of the Minnesota Historical
46.24Society to preserve and enhance access to
46.25Minnesota's history and its cultural and
46.26historical resources. Grant agreements
46.27entered into by the Minnesota Historical
46.28Society and other recipients of appropriations
46.29in this subdivision must ensure that
46.30these funds are used to supplement and
46.31not substitute for traditional sources of
46.32funding. Funds directly appropriated to the
46.33Minnesota Historical Society shall be used to
46.34supplement, and not substitute for, traditional
46.35sources of funding. Notwithstanding
46.36Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, for
47.1historic preservation projects that improve
47.2historic structures, the amounts are available
47.3until June 30, 2017.
47.4
(b) Historical Grants and Programs
47.5
(1) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
47.6$5,800,000 the first year and $6,250,000 the
47.7second year are for history programs and
47.8projects operated or conducted by or through
47.9local, county, regional, or other historical
47.10or cultural organizations or for activities
47.11to preserve significant historic and cultural
47.12resources. Funds are to be distributed through
47.13a competitive grant process. The Minnesota
47.14Historical Society shall administer these
47.15funds using established grant mechanisms,
47.16with assistance from the advisory committee
47.17created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
47.184, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b),
47.19item (ii).
47.20
(2) Programs
47.21$5,800,000 the first year and $6,250,000 the
47.22second year are for programs and purposes
47.23related to the historical and cultural heritage
47.24of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the
47.25Minnesota Historical Society.
47.26
(3) History Partnerships
47.27$2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the
47.28second year are for partnerships involving
47.29multiple organizations, which may include
47.30the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve
47.31and enhance access to Minnesota's history
47.32and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
47.33
47.34
(4) Statewide Survey of Historical and
Archaeological Sites
48.1$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
48.2second year are for a contract or contracts
48.3to be awarded on a competitive basis to
48.4conduct statewide surveys of Minnesota's
48.5sites of historical, archaeological, and
48.6cultural significance. Results of the surveys
48.7must be published in a searchable form
48.8and available to the public on a cost-free
48.9basis. The Minnesota Historical Society, the
48.10Office of the State Archaeologist, and the
48.11Indian Affairs Council shall each appoint a
48.12representative to an oversight board to select
48.13contractors and direct the conduct of the
48.14surveys. The oversight board shall consult
48.15with the Departments of Transportation and
48.16Natural Resources.
48.17
(5) Digital Library
48.18$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
48.19second year are for a digital library project
48.20to preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
48.21images, documents, and historical materials.
48.22The Minnesota Historical Society shall
48.23cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary
48.24loan system and shall jointly share this
48.25appropriation for these purposes.
48.26
(6) Civil War Task Force
48.27$25,000 the first year is to the Civil War Task
48.28Force for activities that commemorate the
48.29sesquicentennial of the American Civil War
48.30and the Dakota Conflict, as recommended by
48.31the Civil War Commemoration Task Force
48.32established in Executive Order 11-15 (2011).
48.33
Subd. 6.Department of Administration
9,150,000
8,800,000
49.1(a) These amounts are appropriated to
49.2the commissioner of administration for
49.3grants to the named organizations for the
49.4purposes specified in this subdivision. Up
49.5to one percent of funds may be used by the
49.6commissioner for grants administration.
49.7(b) Grant agreements entered into by
49.8the commissioner and recipients of
49.9appropriations in this subdivision must
49.10ensure that money appropriated in this
49.11subdivision is used to supplement and not
49.12substitute for traditional sources of funding.
49.13
(c) Minnesota Public Radio
49.14$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the
49.15second year are for Minnesota Public Radio
49.16to create programming and expand news
49.17service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and
49.18history.
49.19
49.20
(d) Association of Minnesota Public
Educational Radio Stations
49.21$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
49.22the second year are appropriated for a grant
49.23to the Association of Minnesota Public
49.24Educational Radio Stations for production
49.25and acquisition grants in accordance with
49.26Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.
49.27
(e) Lake Superior Zoo
49.28$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
49.29second year are for a grant to the Lake
49.30Superior Zoo for development of the forest
49.31discovery zone to create educational exhibits
49.32using animals and the environment.
49.33
(f) Como Park Zoo
50.1$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
50.2second year are for the Como Park Zoo for
50.3program development.
50.4
(g) Science Museum of Minnesota
50.5$1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000 the
50.6second year are for grants to the Science
50.7Museum of Minnesota. These amounts are
50.8for arts, arts education, and arts access, and
50.9to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural
50.10heritage.
50.11
(h) Public Television
50.12$3,950,000 the first year and $3,950,000
50.13the second year are for grants to the
50.14Minnesota Public Television Association for
50.15production and acquisition grants according
50.16to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18.
50.17
50.18
(i) Minnesota African American Museum and
Cultural Center
50.19$400,000 the first year is for a grant to the
50.20Minnesota African American Museum and
50.21Cultural Center for arts, arts education, and
50.22arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's
50.23history and cultural heritage.
50.24
Subd. 7.Minnesota Humanities Center
1,625,000
1,425,000
50.25(a) These amounts are appropriated to
50.26the Board of Directors of the Minnesota
50.27Humanities Center for the purposes
50.28specified in this subdivision. The Minnesota
50.29Humanities Center may use up to four
50.30percent of the following grants to cover the
50.31cost of administering, planning, evaluating,
50.32and reporting these grants.
50.33
(b) Programs and Purposes
51.1$525,000 the first year and $525,000 the
51.2second year are for programs and purposes
51.3of the Minnesota Humanities Center.
51.4
(c) Children's Museum Grants
51.5$1,100,000 the first year and $900,000 the
51.6second year are for arts and cultural heritage
51.7grants to children's museums.
51.8Of this amount, $600,000 the first year
51.9and $400,000 the second year are for the
51.10Minnesota Children's Museum, $200,000
51.11each year is for the Duluth Children's
51.12Museum, $100,000 each year is for the
51.13Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and
51.14$200,000 each year is for the Southern
51.15Minnesota Children's Museum.
51.16
Subd. 8.Department of Agriculture
400,000
400,000
51.17These amounts are appropriated to the
51.18commissioner of agriculture for grants to
51.19county agricultural societies to enhance arts
51.20access and education and to preserve and
51.21promote Minnesota's history and cultural
51.22heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The
51.23grants are in addition to the aid distributed to
51.24county agricultural societies under Minnesota
51.25Statutes, section 38.02.
51.26
Subd. 9.Minnesota Zoo
1,750,000
1,750,000
51.27These amounts are appropriated to the
51.28Minnesota Zoological Board for programs
51.29and development of the Minnesota
51.30Zoological Garden and to provide access to
51.31the arts, arts education, and cultural heritage
51.32of Minnesota.
51.33
Subd. 10.Indian Affairs Council
750,000
750,000
52.1(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
52.2Indian Affairs Council for the purposes
52.3identified in this subdivision.
52.4
52.5
(b) Grants to Preserve Dakota and Ojibwe
Languages
52.6$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
52.7second year are for grants for programs
52.8that preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian
52.9languages and to foster educational programs
52.10in Dakota and Ojibwe languages.
52.11
(c) Language Immersion
52.12$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
52.13second year are for grants of $125,000 each
52.14year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion
52.15School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan urban
52.16immersion project.
52.17
52.18
(d) Competitive Grants for Language
Immersion
52.19$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
52.20second year are for competitive grants for
52.21language immersion programs.
52.22
Subd. 11.Legislature
9,000
9,000
52.23This amount is appropriated to the Legislative
52.24Coordinating Commission to operate the
52.25Web site for dedicated funds required
52.26under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
52.27subdivision 10.

52.28    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.17, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
52.29    Subd. 2. Expenditures; accountability. (a) Funding from the arts and cultural
52.30heritage fund may be spent only for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve
52.31Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. A project or program receiving funding from
52.32the arts and cultural heritage fund must include measurable outcomes, and a plan for
52.33measuring and evaluating the results. A project or program must be consistent with current
53.1scholarship, or best practices, when appropriate and must incorporate state-of-the-art
53.2technology when appropriate.
53.3    (b) Funding from the arts and cultural heritage fund may be granted for an entire
53.4project or for part of a project so long as the recipient provides a description and cost for
53.5the entire project and can demonstrate that it has adequate resources to ensure that the
53.6entire project will be completed.
53.7    (c) Money from the arts and cultural heritage fund shall be expended for benefits
53.8across all regions and residents of the state.
53.9    (d) A state agency or other recipient of a direct appropriation from the arts and
53.10cultural heritage fund must compile and submit all information for funded projects or
53.11programs, including the proposed measurable outcomes and all other items required
53.12under section 3.303, subdivision 10, to the Legislative Coordinating Commission as soon
53.13as practicable or by January 15 of the applicable fiscal year, whichever comes first. The
53.14Legislative Coordinating Commission must post submitted information on the Web site
53.15required under section 3.303, subdivision 10, as soon as it becomes available.
53.16    (e) Grants funded by the arts and cultural heritage fund must be implemented
53.17according to section 16B.98 and must account for all expenditures of funds. Priority for
53.18grant proposals must be given to proposals involving grants that will be competitively
53.19awarded.
53.20    (f) All money from the arts and cultural heritage fund must be for projects located in
53.21Minnesota. Money from the arts and cultural heritage fund may be used to travel inside
53.22the state of Minnesota.
53.23    (g) When practicable, a direct recipient of an appropriation from the arts and cultural
53.24heritage fund shall prominently display on the recipient's Web site home page the legacy
53.25logo required under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 5, section 10, as amended by Laws
53.262010, chapter 361, article 3, section 5, accompanied by the phrase "Click here for more
53.27information." When a person clicks on the legacy logo image, the Web site must direct
53.28the person to a Web page that includes both the contact information that a person may
53.29use to obtain additional information, as well as a link to the Legislative Coordinating
53.30Commission Web site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10.
53.31    (h) Future eligibility for money from the arts and cultural heritage fund is contingent
53.32upon a state agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section,
53.33as well as any additional requirements contained in applicable session law.

53.34    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.17, is amended by adding a subdivision
53.35to read:
54.1    Subd. 4. Minnesota State Arts Board allocation. At least 50 percent of the money
54.2deposited in the arts and cultural heritage fund must be for grants and services awarded
54.3through the Minnesota State Arts Board, or regional arts councils subject to appropriation.

54.4    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
54.5    Subdivision 1. Applicability. This section applies only to the Association of
54.6Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations and the noncommercial radio stations that
54.7are members of the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations.
54.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

54.9    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
54.10    Subd. 2. Use of grant funds. Money appropriated from the Minnesota arts and
54.11cultural heritage fund may be designated to make grants to the Association of Minnesota
54.12Public Educational Radio Stations and its member stations and noncommercial radio
54.13stations, as defined in section 129D.14, subdivision 2. Grants received under this section
54.14must be used to create, produce, acquire, or distribute programs that educate, enhance, or
54.15promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance.
54.16Grant funds may be used to cover any expenses associated with the creation, production,
54.17acquisition, or distribution of noncommercial radio programs through broadcast.
54.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.