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HF 1812C

Conference Committee Report - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 01/15/2013 08:27pm

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1.1CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 1812
1.2A bill for an act
1.3relating to the financing, organization, and operation of state government;
1.4providing for programs in education, early childhood education, higher
1.5education, environment and natural resources, energy, agriculture, veterans
1.6affairs, military affairs, jobs and economic development activities or programs,
1.7transportation, public safety, courts, human rights, judiciary, housing, public
1.8health, health department, and human services; modifying certain statutory
1.9provisions and laws; providing for certain programs for economic and state
1.10affairs; regulating certain activities and practices; regulating abortion funding;
1.11fixing and limiting fees; providing for the taxation of certain corporations;
1.12authorizing rulemaking, requiring studies and reports; providing civil penalties;
1.13making technical corrections; providing for fund transfers; appropriating money
1.14or reducing appropriations;amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 3.30,
1.15subdivision 1; 3.855, subdivision 3; 3.971, subdivision 2; 10A.071, subdivision
1.163; 13.32, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 13.461, by adding a subdivision;
1.1713.465, subdivision 8; 13.851, by adding a subdivision; 15A.081, subdivision 8;
1.1815A.0815; 16A.133, subdivision 1; 16B.281, subdivision 3; 16B.282; 16B.283;
1.1916B.284; 16B.287, subdivision 2; 16C.16, subdivision 5; 16E.01, subdivision 3;
1.2016E.03, subdivision 1; 16E.04, subdivision 2; 17.4988, subdivisions 2, 3; 43A.01,
1.21subdivision 3; 43A.17, subdivision 9; 84.788, subdivision 3; 84.82, subdivision
1.222, by adding a subdivision; 84.922, subdivision 2; 84.9256, subdivision 1;
1.2385.011; 85.012, subdivisions 28, 49a; 85.013, subdivision 1; 85.054, subdivision
1.243, by adding a subdivision; 86B.401, subdivision 2; 88.15, subdivision 2; 89.715;
1.2593.481, by adding a subdivision; 97A.055, subdivision 4b; 97A.141, subdivision
1.261; 103A.204; 103A.43; 103B.151, subdivision 1; 103G.291, by adding a
1.27subdivision; 103G.615, subdivision 2; 116J.423, by adding a subdivision;
1.28116J.8731, subdivision 4; 116L.17, by adding a subdivision; 116U.26; 119A.03,
1.29subdivision 1; 120B.131, subdivision 2; 120B.31, as amended; 120B.35, as
1.30amended; 120B.36, as amended; 120B.362; 122A.21; 123B.02, subdivision 21;
1.31123B.59, subdivision 1; 123B.62; 124D.04, subdivisions 3, 6, 8, 9; 124D.05,
1.32by adding a subdivision; 124D.10, subdivision 20; 124D.385, subdivision 4;
1.33124D.55; 125A.65, by adding a subdivision; 125A.76, by adding a subdivision;
1.34126C.10, subdivision 31, by adding a subdivision; 126C.17, subdivision
1.359; 126C.21, subdivision 1; 126C.51; 126C.52, subdivision 2, by adding a
1.36subdivision; 126C.53; 126C.55; 127A.45, subdivision 16; 136A.101, subdivision
1.378; 136A.121, subdivision 5; 136F.90, subdivision 1; 141.25, by adding a
1.38subdivision; 144.1222, subdivision 1a, by adding subdivisions; 144.1501,
1.39subdivision 2; 144.218, subdivision 1; 144.225, subdivision 2; 144.2252;
1.40144.226, subdivision 1; 157.16, as amended; 168.1255, by adding a subdivision;
1.41171.29, subdivision 1; 190.19, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 192.501,
1.42by adding subdivisions; 197.585, subdivision 5; 216C.41, subdivision 4;
2.1253B.045, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 253B.185, subdivision
2.25; 256.01, by adding a subdivision; 256.741, subdivisions 2, 2a, 3; 256.969,
2.3subdivisions 2b, 20; 256B.0571, subdivisions 8, 9; 256B.0621, subdivisions
2.42, 6, 10; 256B.0917, subdivision 8; 256B.0924, subdivisions 4, 6; 256B.19,
2.5subdivision 1d; 256B.431, subdivision 23; 256B.69, subdivisions 5a, 6, by
2.6adding subdivisions; 256B.692, by adding a subdivision; 256D.44, subdivisions
2.72, 5; 256L.12, subdivision 9; 259.89, subdivision 1; 260C.317, subdivision 4;
2.8268.125, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 290.01, subdivisions 5, 19c,
2.9as amended, 19d, as amended, by adding a subdivision; 290.17, subdivision
2.104; 298.2214, subdivisions 1, 2, as amended; 298.223, subdivision 2; 298.28,
2.11subdivisions 9b, 9d, as added; 298.292, subdivision 2, as amended; 298.2961,
2.12subdivision 2; 341.21, as amended; 341.23; 341.26; 341.28, as amended; 341.29;
2.13341.30; 341.32, as amended; 341.33; 341.34, subdivision 1; 341.35; 341.37;
2.14349A.02, subdivision 1; 446A.12, subdivision 1; 462A.22, subdivision 1;
2.15473.1565, subdivision 3; 518A.50; 518A.53, subdivision 5; 609.531, subdivision
2.161; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 3.922, by adding a subdivision;
2.1710A.01, subdivision 35; 16B.328, by adding a subdivision; 80A.28, subdivision
2.181; 84.8205, subdivision 1; 103G.291, subdivision 3; 116J.575, subdivision
2.191a; 116L.17, subdivision 1; 120B.021, subdivision 1; 120B.024; 120B.30;
2.20123B.143, subdivision 1; 124D.531, subdivision 1; 126C.21, subdivision 3;
2.21126C.44; 136A.121, subdivision 7a; 136A.126; 136A.127; 136A.128, by adding
2.22a subdivision; 136A.65, subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 6, 7; 136A.66; 136A.67; 136A.69;
2.23136F.02, subdivision 1; 136F.03, subdivision 4; 141.25, subdivision 5; 141.28,
2.24subdivision 1; 141.35; 144.4167, by adding a subdivision; 190.19, subdivision
2.252; 214.04, subdivision 3; 216C.052, subdivision 2; 216C.41, subdivision 3;
2.26253B.185, subdivision 1b; 256.741, subdivision 1; 256B.0625, subdivision
2.2720; 256B.0631, subdivisions 1, 3; 256B.199; 256B.434, subdivision 19;
2.28256B.441, subdivisions 1, 55, 56; 256J.621; 268.047, subdivisions 1, 2; 268.085,
2.29subdivisions 3, 9, 16; 268.125, subdivision 3; 298.227; 341.22; 341.25; 341.27;
2.30341.321; 446A.072, subdivisions 3, 5a; 446A.086; Laws 1999, chapter 223,
2.31article 2, section 72; Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 2, section 27, subdivision
2.324; Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 2, section 1; Laws 2007, chapter 54, article
2.331, section 11; Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4, subdivisions 3, 4,
2.346; Laws 2007, chapter 135, article 1, section 3, subdivisions 2, 3; Laws 2007,
2.35chapter 144, article 1, sections 3, subdivisions 2, 18; 5, subdivisions 2, 5; Laws
2.362007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; article
2.372, section 46, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13; article 3, sections 23, subdivision
2.382; 24, subdivisions 3, 4, 9; article 4, section 16, subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 8; article
2.395, section 13, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; article 7, section 4; article 9, section 17,
2.40subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 13; Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 2, section 21; article
2.4119, section 3, subdivisions 1, 4; Laws 2007, chapter 148, article 1, sections 7; 12,
2.42subdivision 4; Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11,
2.43subdivisions 1, 2, 6; Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 1, section 6, subdivision 2;
2.44proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 5; 13B; 16A; 43A;
2.45115A; 116J; 120B; 121A; 124D; 127A; 136F; 144; 192; 256B; 268; 325F; 341;
2.46446A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16B.281, subdivisions 2, 4, 5;
2.4716B.285; 84.961, subdivision 4; 85.013, subdivision 21b; 97A.141, subdivision
2.482; 121A.67; 125A.16; 125A.19; 125A.20; 125A.57; 168.123, subdivision 2a;
2.49256.741, subdivision 15; 256J.24, subdivision 6; 259.83, subdivision 3; 259.89,
2.50subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; 290.01, subdivision 6b; 298.28, subdivision 9a; 341.31;
2.51645.44, subdivision 19; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 256.969,
2.52subdivision 27; Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 1, section 21, subdivision 8, as
2.53amended; Laws 2004, chapter 188, section 2; Laws 2006, chapter 263, article
2.543, section 16; Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11,
2.55subdivisions 3, 4.
2.56May 18, 2008
2.57The Honorable Margaret Anderson Kelliher
3.1Speaker of the House of Representatives
3.2The Honorable James P. Metzen
3.3President of the Senate
3.4We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 1812 report that we have agreed upon
3.5the items in dispute and recommend as follows:
3.6That the Senate recede from its amendment and that H. F. No. 1812 be further
3.7amended as follows:
3.8Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

3.9"ARTICLE 1
3.10SUMMARY
3.11(General Fund Only, After Forecast Adjustments)

3.12
Section 1. GENERAL FUND SUMMARY.
3.13    The amounts shown in this section summarize general fund direct appropriations,
3.14and transfers into the general fund from other funds, made in this act.
3.15
2008
2009
Total
3.16
E-12 Education
$
(1,216,000)
$
26,958,000
$
25,742,000
3.17
Higher Education
(7,150,000)
(14,411,000)
(21,561,000)
3.18
3.19
Environment and Natural
Resources
(328,000)
(2,728,000)
(3,056,000)
3.20
Energy
(2,670,000)
(1,436,000)
(4,106,000)
3.21
Agriculture
(200,000)
388,000
188,000
3.22
Veterans Affairs
-0-
4,145,000
4,145,000
3.23
Military Affairs
390,000
390,000
3.24
Economic Development
(2,425,000)
1,512,000
(913,000)
3.25
Transportation
(255,000)
(255,000)
3.26
Public Safety
268,000
(10,490,000)
(10,222,000)
3.27
State Government
(1,104,000)
(1,104,000)
3.28
Health and Human Services
(46,789,000)
(124,196,000)
(170,985,000)
3.29
Subtotal of Appropriations
(60,510,000)
(121,227,000)
(181,737,000)
3.30
Transfers In
22,330,000
94,897,000
117,227,000
3.31
Total
$
(82,840,000)
$
(216,124,000)
$
(298,964,000)

4.1ARTICLE 2
4.2EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH GRADE 12 EDUCATION

4.3    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.19, is amended to read:
4.4121A.19 DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING AID.
4.5    Each school year, the state must pay a district for each child or student screened by
4.6the district according to the requirements of section 121A.17. The amount of state aid
4.7for each child or student screened shall be: (1) $50 $75 for a child screened at age three;
4.8(2) $40 $50 for a child screened at age four; (3) $30 $40 for a child screened at age five
4.9or six prior to kindergarten; and (4) $30 for a student screened within 30 days after first
4.10enrolling in a public school kindergarten if the student has not previously been screened
4.11according to the requirements of section 121A.17. If this amount of aid is insufficient,
4.12the district may permanently transfer from the general fund an amount that, when added
4.13to the aid, is sufficient. Developmental screening aid shall not be paid for any student
4.14who is screened more than 30 days after the first day of attendance at a public school
4.15kindergarten, except if a student transfers to another public school kindergarten within
4.1630 days after first enrolling in a Minnesota public school kindergarten program. In this
4.17case, if the student has not been screened, the district to which the student transfers may
4.18receive developmental screening aid for screening that student when the screening is
4.19performed within 30 days of the transfer date.

4.20    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.21, is amended to read:
4.21122A.21 TEACHERS' AND ADMINISTRATORS' LICENSES; FEES.
4.22    Subdivision 1. Licensure applications. Each application for the issuance, renewal,
4.23or extension of a license to teach, including applications for licensure via portfolio under
4.24subdivision 2, must be accompanied by a processing fee of $57. Each application for
4.25issuing, renewing, or extending the license of a school administrator or supervisor must
4.26be accompanied by a processing fee in the amount set by the Board of Teaching. The
4.27processing fee for a teacher's license and for the licenses of supervisory personnel must
4.28be paid to the executive secretary of the appropriate board. The executive secretary of
4.29the board shall deposit the fees with the commissioner of finance. The fees as set by the
4.30board are nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a license. However, a fee must
4.31be refunded by the commissioner of finance in any case in which the applicant already
4.32holds a valid unexpired license. The board may waive or reduce fees for applicants who
4.33apply at the same time for more than one license.
5.1    Subd. 2. Licensure via portfolio. (a) An eligible candidate may use licensure
5.2via portfolio to obtain an initial licensure or to add a licensure field, consistent with the
5.3applicable Board of Teaching licensure rules.
5.4    (b) A candidate for initial licensure must submit to the Educator Licensing Division
5.5at the department one portfolio demonstrating pedagogical competence and one portfolio
5.6demonstrating content competence.
5.7    (c) A candidate seeking to add a licensure field must submit to the Educator
5.8Licensing Division at the department one portfolio demonstrating content competence.
5.9    (d) A candidate must pay to the executive secretary of the Board of Teaching a
5.10$300 fee for the first portfolio submitted for review and a $200 fee for any portfolio
5.11submitted subsequently. The fees must be paid to the executive secretary of the Board of
5.12Teaching. The revenue generated from the fee must be deposited in an education licensure
5.13portfolio account in the special revenue fund. The fees set by the Board of Teaching are
5.14nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a license. The Board of Teaching may
5.15waive or reduce fees for candidates based on financial need.

5.16    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 123B.54, is amended to read:
5.17123B.54 DEBT SERVICE APPROPRIATION.
5.18    (a) $14,813,000 $14,814,000 in fiscal year 2008, $11,124,000 $9,109,000 in fiscal
5.19year 2009, $8,866,000 $7,286,000 in fiscal year 2010, and $6,631,000 $6,878,000 in
5.20fiscal year 2011 and later are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
5.21education for payment of debt service equalization aid under section 123B.53.
5.22    (b) The appropriations in paragraph (a) must be reduced by the amount of any
5.23money specifically appropriated for the same purpose in any year from any state fund.

5.24    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.59, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
5.25    Subdivision 1. To qualify. (a) An independent or special school district qualifies to
5.26participate in the alternative facilities bonding and levy program if the district has:
5.27    (1) more than 66 students per grade;
5.28    (2) over 1,850,000 square feet of space and the average age of building space is 15
5.29years or older or over 1,500,000 square feet and the average age of building space is
5.3035 years or older;
5.31    (3) insufficient funds from projected health and safety revenue and capital facilities
5.32revenue to meet the requirements for deferred maintenance, to make accessibility
5.33improvements, or to make fire, safety, or health repairs; and
5.34    (4) a ten-year facility plan approved by the commissioner according to subdivision 2.
6.1    (b) An independent or special school district not eligible to participate in the
6.2alternative facilities bonding and levy program under paragraph (a) qualifies for limited
6.3participation in the program if the district has:
6.4    (1) one or more health and safety projects with an estimated cost of $500,000 or
6.5more per site that would qualify for health and safety revenue except for the project size
6.6limitation in section 123B.57, subdivision 1, paragraph (b); and
6.7    (2) insufficient funds from capital facilities revenue to fund those projects.
6.8    (c) Notwithstanding the square footage limitation in paragraph (a), clause (2),
6.9a school district that qualified for eligibility under paragraph (a) as of July 1, 2007,
6.10remains eligible for funding under this section as long as the district continues to meet
6.11the requirements of paragraph (a), clauses (1), (3), and (4).
6.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

6.13    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.62, is amended to read:
6.14123B.62 BONDS FOR CERTAIN CAPITAL FACILITIES.
6.15    (a) In addition to other bonding authority, with approval of the commissioner, a
6.16district may issue general obligation bonds for certain capital projects under this section.
6.17The bonds must be used only to make capital improvements including:
6.18    (1) under section 126C.10, subdivision 14, total operating capital revenue uses
6.19specified in clauses (4), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10);
6.20    (2) the cost of energy modifications;
6.21    (3) improving disability accessibility to school buildings; and
6.22    (4) bringing school buildings into compliance with life and safety codes and fire
6.23codes; and
6.24    (5) modifying buildings and equipment for security.
6.25    (b) Before a district issues bonds under this subdivision, it must publish notice
6.26of the intended projects, the amount of the bond issue, and the total amount of district
6.27indebtedness.
6.28    (c) A bond issue tentatively authorized by the board under this subdivision becomes
6.29finally authorized unless a petition signed by more than 15 percent of the registered voters
6.30of the district is filed with the school board within 30 days of the board's adoption of a
6.31resolution stating the board's intention to issue bonds. The percentage is to be determined
6.32with reference to the number of registered voters in the district on the last day before the
6.33petition is filed with the board. The petition must call for a referendum on the question of
6.34whether to issue the bonds for the projects under this section. The approval of 50 percent
7.1plus one of those voting on the question is required to pass a referendum authorized
7.2by this section.
7.3    (d) The bonds must be paid off within ten 15 years of issuance. The bonds must be
7.4issued in compliance with chapter 475, except as otherwise provided in this section. A tax
7.5levy must be made for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds in accordance
7.6with section 475.61. The sum of the tax levies under this section and section 123B.61 for
7.7each year must not exceed the limit specified in section 123B.61. The levy for each year
7.8must be reduced as provided in section 123B.61. A district using an excess amount in the
7.9debt redemption fund to retire the bonds shall report the amount used for this purpose to
7.10the commissioner by July 15 of the following fiscal year. A district having an outstanding
7.11capital loan under section 126C.69 or an outstanding debt service loan under section
7.12126C.68 must not use an excess amount in the debt redemption fund to retire the bonds.
7.13    (e) Notwithstanding paragraph (d), bonds issued by a district within the first
7.14five years following voter approval of a combination according to section 123A.37,
7.15subdivision 2
, must be paid off within 20 years of issuance. All the other provisions and
7.16limitation of paragraph (d) apply.

7.17    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
7.18    Subd. 3. Pupils in adjoining states. Except as provided under an agreement with
7.19an adjoining state under section 124D.041, a non-Minnesota pupil who resides in an
7.20adjoining state in a district that borders Minnesota may enroll in a Minnesota district if
7.21either the board of the district in which the pupil resides or state in which the pupil resides
7.22pays tuition to the district in which the pupil is enrolled.

7.23    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
7.24    Subd. 6. Tuition payments. (a) In each odd-numbered year, before March 1, the
7.25commissioner must agree to rates of tuition for Minnesota elementary and secondary
7.26pupils attending in other states for the next two fiscal years when the other state agrees to
7.27negotiate tuition rates. The commissioner must negotiate equal, reciprocal rates with the
7.28designated authority in each state for pupils who reside in an adjoining state and enroll in
7.29a Minnesota district. The rates must be at least equal to the tuition specified in section
7.30124D.05, subdivision 1 . If the other state does not agree to negotiate a general tuition rate,
7.31a Minnesota school district may negotiate a tuition rate with the school district in the other
7.32state that sends a pupil to or receives a pupil from the Minnesota school district. The
7.33tuition rate for a pupil with a disability must be equal to the actual cost of instruction and
7.34services provided. The resident district of a Minnesota pupil attending in another state
8.1under this section must pay the amount of tuition agreed upon in this section to the district
8.2of attendance, prorated on the basis of the proportion of the school year attended.
8.3    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and subdivision 9, if an agreement is reached
8.4between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to section 124D.041,
8.5the provisions of section 124D.041 and the agreement shall apply to all enrollment
8.6transfers between Minnesota and the adjoining state, and provisions of paragraph (a)
8.7and subdivision 9 shall not apply.

8.8    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
8.9    Subd. 8. Effective if reciprocal. This section is effective with respect to South
8.10Dakota upon enactment of provisions by South Dakota that the commissioner determines
8.11are essentially similar to the provisions for Minnesota pupils in this section. This section
8.12is effective with respect to any other bordering state upon enactment of provisions by the
8.13bordering state that the commissioner determines are essentially similar to the provisions
8.14for Minnesota pupils in this section.

8.15    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
8.16    Subd. 9. Appeal to the commissioner. If a Minnesota school district cannot agree
8.17with an adjoining state on a tuition rate for a Minnesota student attending school in that
8.18state and that state has met the requirements in subdivision 8, then the student's parent or
8.19guardian may request that the commissioner agree on set a tuition rate for the student. The
8.20Minnesota district must pay the amount of tuition the commissioner agrees upon sets.

8.21    Sec. 10. [124D.041] RECIPROCITY WITH ADJOINING STATES.
8.22    Subdivision 1. Agreements. (a) The commissioner may enter into an agreement
8.23with the designated authority from an adjoining state to establish an enrollment options
8.24program between Minnesota and the adjoining state. Any agreement entered into pursuant
8.25to this section must specify the following:
8.26    (1) for students who are not residents of Minnesota, the enrollment options program
8.27applies only to a student whose resident school district borders Minnesota;
8.28    (2) the commissioner must negotiate equal, reciprocal rates with the designated
8.29authority from the adjoining state;
8.30    (3) if the adjoining state sends more students to Minnesota than Minnesota sends to
8.31the adjoining state, the adjoining state must pay the state of Minnesota the rate agreed
8.32upon under clause (2) for the excess number of students sent to Minnesota;
9.1    (4) if Minnesota sends more students to the adjoining state than the adjoining state
9.2sends to Minnesota, the state of Minnesota will pay the adjoining state the rate agreed
9.3upon under clause (2) for the excess number of students sent to the adjoining state;
9.4    (5) the application procedures for the enrollment options program between
9.5Minnesota and the adjoining state;
9.6    (6) the reasons for which an application for the enrollment options program between
9.7Minnesota and the adjoining may be denied; and
9.8    (7) that a Minnesota school district is not responsible for transportation for any
9.9resident student attending school in an adjoining state under the provisions of this section.
9.10A Minnesota school district may, at its discretion, provide transportation services for
9.11such a student.
9.12    (b) Any agreement entered into pursuant to this section may specify additional terms
9.13relating to any student in need of special education and related services pursuant to chapter
9.14125A. Any additional terms must apply equally to both states.
9.15    Subd. 2. Pupil accounting. (a) Any student from an adjoining state enrolled in
9.16Minnesota pursuant to this section is included in the receiving school district's average
9.17daily membership and pupil units according to section 126C.05 as if the student were
9.18a resident of another Minnesota school district attending the receiving school district
9.19under section 124D.03.
9.20    (b) Any Minnesota resident student enrolled in an adjoining state pursuant to this
9.21section is included in the resident school district's average daily membership and pupil
9.22units according to section 126C.05 as if the student were a resident of the district attending
9.23another Minnesota school district under section 124D.03.
9.24    Subd. 3. Procedures. (a) The Department of Education must establish procedures
9.25relating to the application process, the collection or payment of funds under the provisions
9.26of any agreement established pursuant to this section, and the collection of data necessary
9.27to implement any agreement established pursuant to this section.
9.28    (b) Notwithstanding sections 124A.04 and 124A.05, if an agreement is established
9.29between Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to this section, the provisions of this
9.30section and the agreement shall apply to all enrollment transfers between Minnesota and
9.31the adjoining state, and provisions of sections 124D.04 and 124D.05 to the contrary,
9.32including provisions relating to tuition payments, shall not apply.
9.33    (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), any payments to adjoining states under this
9.34section shall be made according to section 127A.45, subdivision 16.
9.35    (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), sections 124D.04, subdivision 6, paragraph (b),
9.36and 124D.05, subdivision 2a, the provisions of this section and the agreement shall not
10.1apply to: (i) enrollment transfers between Minnesota and a school district in an adjoining
10.2state enrolling fewer than 150 pupils that is exempted from participation in the program
10.3under the laws of the adjoining state; or (ii) enrollment transfers between Minnesota and a
10.4school district in an adjoining state under a board agreement initiated in fiscal year 2009 to
10.5serve students in grade levels discontinued by the resident district.

10.6    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.05, is amended by adding a
10.7subdivision to read:
10.8    Subd. 2a. Exception. Notwithstanding subdivisions 1 and 2, if an agreement
10.9is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to section
10.10124D.041, the provisions of section 124D.041 and the agreement shall apply to all
10.11enrollment transfers between Minnesota and the adjoining state, and provisions of
10.12subdivisions 1 and 2 to the contrary, including provisions relating to tuition payments,
10.13shall not apply.

10.14    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.118, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
10.15    Subd. 4. Reimbursement. In accordance with program guidelines, the
10.16commissioner shall reimburse each participating public or nonpublic school 14 20 cents
10.17for each half-pint of milk that is served to kindergarten students and is not part of a school
10.18lunch or breakfast reimbursed under section 124D.111 or 124D.1158.

10.19    Sec. 13. [124D.141] STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD
10.20EDUCATION AND CARE.
10.21    Subdivision 1. Membership; Duties. Two members of the house of representatives,
10.22one appointed by the speaker and one appointed by the minority leader; and two members
10.23of the senate appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules
10.24and Administration, including one member of the minority; and two parents with a
10.25child under age six, shall be added to the membership of the State Advisory Council on
10.26Early Education and Care. The council must fulfill the duties required under the federal
10.27Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 as provided in Public Law
10.28110-134.
10.29    Subd. 2. Additional duties. The following duties are added to those assigned
10.30to the council under federal law:
10.31    (1) make recommendations on the most efficient and effective way to leverage state
10.32and federal funding streams for early childhood and child care programs;
11.1    (2) make recommendations on how to coordinate or colocate early childhood and
11.2child care programs in one state Office of Early Learning;
11.3    (3) review program evaluations regarding high-quality early childhood programs;
11.4and
11.5    (4) make recommendations to the governor and legislature, including proposed
11.6legislation on how to most effectively create a high quality early childhood system in
11.7Minnesota in order to improve the educational outcomes of children so that all children
11.8are school-ready by 2020.
11.9    Subd. 3. Administration. An amount up to $12,500 from federal child care
11.10and development fund administrative funds and up to $12,500 from prekindergarten
11.11exploratory project funds appropriated under Laws 2007, chapter 147, article 19, section
11.123, may be used to reimburse the parents on the council and for technical assistance and
11.13administrative support of the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and
11.14Care. This funding stream is for fiscal year 2009. The council may pursue additional
11.15funds from state, federal, and private sources. If additional operational funds are received,
11.16the council must reduce the amount of prekindergarten exploratory project funds used
11.17in an equal amount.

11.18    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 124D.531, subdivision 1,
11.19is amended to read:
11.20    Subdivision 1. State total adult basic education aid. (a) The state total adult basic
11.21education aid for fiscal year 2005 is $36,509,000. The state total adult basic education
11.22aid for fiscal year 2006 equals $36,587,000 plus any amount that is not paid for during
11.23the previous fiscal year, as a result of adjustments under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or
11.24section 124D.52, subdivision 3. The state total adult basic education aid for fiscal year
11.252007 equals $37,673,000 plus any amount that is not paid for during the previous fiscal
11.26year, as a result of adjustments under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or section 124D.52,
11.27subdivision 3
. The state total adult basic education aid for fiscal year 2008 equals
11.28$40,650,000, plus any amount that is not paid during the previous fiscal year as a result of
11.29adjustments under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or section 124D.52, subdivision 3. The
11.30state total adult basic education aid for later fiscal years equals:
11.31    (1) the state total adult basic education aid for the preceding fiscal year plus any
11.32amount that is not paid for during the previous fiscal year, as a result of adjustments under
11.33subdivision 4, paragraph (a), or section 124D.52, subdivision 3; times
11.34    (2) the lesser of:
11.35    (i) 1.03; or
12.1    (ii) the greater of 1.00 or the ratio of the state total contact hours in the first prior
12.2program year to the state total contact hours in the second prior program year the average
12.3growth in state total contact hours over the prior 10 program years.
12.4    Beginning in fiscal year 2002, two percent of the state total adult basic education
12.5aid must be set aside for adult basic education supplemental service grants under section
12.6124D.522 .
12.7    (b) The state total adult basic education aid, excluding basic population aid, equals
12.8the difference between the amount computed in paragraph (a), and the state total basic
12.9population aid under subdivision 2.

12.10    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.55, is amended to read:
12.11124D.55 GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED) TEST FEES.
12.12    The commissioner shall pay 60 percent of the fee that is charged to an eligible
12.13individual for the full battery of a general education development (GED) test, but not
12.14more than $20 $40 for an eligible individual.

12.15    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.65, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
12.16    Subd. 4. Unreimbursed costs. (a) For fiscal year 2006, in addition to the tuition
12.17charge allowed in subdivision 3, the academies may charge the child's district of residence
12.18for the academy's unreimbursed cost of providing an instructional aide assigned to that
12.19child, after deducting the special education aid under section 125A.76, attributable to the
12.20child, if that aide is required by the child's individual education plan. Tuition received
12.21under this paragraph must be used by the academies to provide the required service.
12.22    (b) For fiscal year 2007 2008 and later, the special education aid paid to the
12.23academies shall be increased by the academy's unreimbursed cost of providing an one
12.24to one instructional aide and behavioral management aides assigned to a child, after
12.25deducting the special education aid under section 125A.76 attributable to the child, if that
12.26aide is the aides are required by the child's individual education plan. Aid received under
12.27this paragraph must be used by the academies to provide the required service.
12.28    (c) For fiscal year 2007 2008 and later, the special education aid paid to the district
12.29of the child's residence shall be reduced by the amount paid to the academies for district
12.30residents under paragraph (b).
12.31    (d) Notwithstanding section 127A.45, subdivision 3, beginning in fiscal year 2008,
12.32the commissioner shall make an estimated final adjustment payment to the Minnesota
12.33State Academies for general education aid and special education aid for the prior fiscal
12.34year by August 15.
13.1    (e) For fiscal year 2007, the academies may retain receipts received through mutual
13.2agreements with school districts for one to one behavior management aides.
13.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

13.4    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.65, is amended by adding a
13.5subdivision to read:
13.6    Subd. 11. Third-party reimbursement. The Minnesota State Academies must seek
13.7reimbursement under section 125A.21 from third parties for the cost of services provided
13.8by the Minnesota State Academies whenever the services provided are otherwise covered
13.9by a child's public or private health plan.
13.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
13.11for revenue in fiscal years 2008 and later.

13.12    Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 125A.76, subdivision 2, is
13.13amended to read:
13.14    Subd. 2. Special education initial aid. The special education initial aid equals the
13.15sum of the following amounts computed using current year data:
13.16    (1) 68 percent of the salary of each essential person employed in the district's
13.17program for children with a disability during the fiscal year, whether the person is
13.18employed by one or more districts or a Minnesota correctional facility operating on a
13.19fee-for-service basis;
13.20    (2) for the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf or the Minnesota State Academy
13.21for the Blind, 68 percent of the salary of each one to one instructional and behavior
13.22management aide assigned to a child attending the academy, if that aide is the aides are
13.23required by the child's individual education plan;
13.24    (3) for special instruction and services provided to any pupil by contracting with
13.25public, private, or voluntary agencies other than school districts, in place of special
13.26instruction and services provided by the district, 52 percent of the difference between
13.27the amount of the contract and the general education revenue, excluding basic skills
13.28revenue and alternative teacher compensation revenue, and referendum equalization aid
13.29attributable to a pupil, calculated using the resident district's average general education
13.30revenue and referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil unit for the fraction of the
13.31school day the pupil receives services under the contract. This includes children who
13.32are residents of the state, receive services under this subdivision and subdivision 1, and
13.33are placed in a care and treatment facility by court action in a state that does not have a
14.1reciprocity agreement with the commissioner under section 125A.155 as provided for in
14.2section 125A.79, subdivision 8;
14.3    (4) for special instruction and services provided to any pupil by contracting for
14.4services with public, private, or voluntary agencies other than school districts, that are
14.5supplementary to a full educational program provided by the school district, 52 percent of
14.6the amount of the contract for that pupil;
14.7    (5) for supplies and equipment purchased or rented for use in the instruction of
14.8children with a disability, an amount equal to 47 percent of the sum actually expended by
14.9the district, or a Minnesota correctional facility operating on a fee-for-service basis, but
14.10not to exceed an average of $47 in any one school year for each child with a disability
14.11receiving instruction;
14.12    (6) for fiscal years 1997 and later, special education base revenue shall include
14.13amounts under clauses (1) to (5) for special education summer programs provided during
14.14the base year for that fiscal year;
14.15    (7) the cost of providing transportation services for children with disabilities under
14.16section 123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (4); and
14.17    (8) the district's transition-disabled program initial aid according to section
14.18124D.454, subdivision 3 .
14.19    The department shall establish procedures through the uniform financial accounting
14.20and reporting system to identify and track all revenues generated from third-party billings
14.21as special education revenue at the school district level; include revenue generated from
14.22third-party billings as special education revenue in the annual cross-subsidy report; and
14.23exclude third-party revenue from calculation of excess cost aid to the districts.
14.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.

14.25    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.76, is amended by adding a
14.26subdivision to read:
14.27    Subd. 4a. Adjustments for tuition reciprocity with adjoining states. (a) If an
14.28agreement is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to
14.29section 124D.041 that requires a special education tuition payment from the state of
14.30Minnesota to the adjoining state, the tuition payment shall be made from the special
14.31education aid appropriation for that year, and the state total special education aid under
14.32subdivision 4 shall be reduced by the amount of the payment.
14.33    (b) If an agreement is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state
14.34pursuant to section 124D.041 that requires a special education tuition payment from
14.35an adjoining state to the state of Minnesota, the special education aid appropriation for
15.1that year and the state total special education aid under subdivision 4 shall be increased
15.2by the amount of the payment.
15.3    (c) If an agreement is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state
15.4pursuant to section 124D.041 that requires special education tuition payments to be made
15.5between the two states and not between districts in the two states, the special education aid
15.6for a Minnesota school district serving a student with a disability from the adjoining state
15.7shall be calculated according to section 127A.47, subdivision 7, except that no reduction
15.8shall be made in the special education aid paid to the resident district.

15.9    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 31, is amended to read:
15.10    Subd. 31. Transition revenue. (a) A district's transition allowance equals the
15.11greater of zero or the product of the ratio of the number of adjusted marginal cost pupil
15.12units the district would have counted for fiscal year 2004 under Minnesota Statutes 2002
15.13to the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for fiscal year 2004, times the difference
15.14between: (1) the lesser of the district's general education revenue per adjusted marginal
15.15cost pupil unit for fiscal year 2003 or the amount of general education revenue the district
15.16would have received per adjusted marginal cost pupil unit for fiscal year 2004 according
15.17to Minnesota Statutes 2002, and (2) the district's general education revenue for fiscal year
15.182004 excluding transition revenue divided by the number of adjusted marginal cost pupil
15.19units the district would have counted for fiscal year 2004 under Minnesota Statutes 2002.
15.20    (b) A district's transition revenue for fiscal year years 2006 and later through 2009
15.21equals the sum of the product of the district's transition allowance times the district's
15.22adjusted marginal cost pupil units plus the district's transition for prekindergarten revenue
15.23under subdivision 31a.
15.24    (c) A district's transition revenue for fiscal year 2010 and later equals the sum of
15.25the product of the district's transition allowance times the district's adjusted marginal cost
15.26pupil units plus the district's transition for prekindergarten revenue under subdivision 31a
15.27plus the district's transition for tuition reciprocity revenue under subdivision 31c.

15.28    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, is amended by adding a
15.29subdivision to read:
15.30    Subd. 31c. Transition for tuition reciprocity revenue. For the first year that a
15.31tuition reciprocity agreement with an adjoining state is in effect under section 124D.041
15.32and later, a school district's transition for tuition reciprocity revenue equals the greater of
15.33zero or the difference between the sum of the general education revenue and net tuition
15.34revenue the district would have received for pupils enrolled under section 124D.041 for
16.1the first year the agreement is in effect if the agreement had not been in effect, and the
16.2sum of the district's general education revenue and net tuition revenue for the first year
16.3the agreement is in effect.

16.4    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.17, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
16.5    Subd. 9. Referendum revenue. (a) The revenue authorized by section 126C.10,
16.6subdivision 1
, may be increased in the amount approved by the voters of the district at a
16.7referendum called for the purpose. The referendum may be called by the board or shall be
16.8called by the board upon written petition of qualified voters of the district. The referendum
16.9must be conducted one or two calendar years before the increased levy authority, if
16.10approved, first becomes payable. Only one election to approve an increase may be held
16.11in a calendar year. Unless the referendum is conducted by mail under paragraph (g), the
16.12referendum must be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The
16.13ballot must state the maximum amount of the increased revenue per resident marginal cost
16.14pupil unit. The ballot may state a schedule, determined by the board, of increased revenue
16.15per resident marginal cost pupil unit that differs from year to year over the number of
16.16years for which the increased revenue is authorized or may state that the amount shall
16.17increase annually by the rate of inflation. For this purpose, the rate of inflation shall be
16.18the annual inflationary increase calculated under subdivision 2, paragraph (b). The ballot
16.19may state that existing referendum levy authority is expiring. In this case, the ballot may
16.20also compare the proposed levy authority to the existing expiring levy authority, and
16.21express the proposed increase as the amount, if any, over the expiring referendum levy
16.22authority. The ballot must designate the specific number of years, not to exceed ten, for
16.23which the referendum authorization applies. The ballot, including a ballot on the question
16.24to revoke or reduce the increased revenue amount under paragraph (c), must abbreviate
16.25the term "per resident marginal cost pupil unit" as "per pupil." The notice required under
16.26section 275.60 may be modified to read, in cases of renewing existing levies at the same
16.27amount per pupil as in the previous year:
16.28"BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU MAY BE VOTING
16.29FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING
16.30PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE."
16.31    The ballot may contain a textual portion with the information required in this
16.32subdivision and a question stating substantially the following:
16.33    "Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by (petition to) the board of .........,
16.34School District No. .., be approved?"
17.1    If approved, an amount equal to the approved revenue per resident marginal cost
17.2pupil unit times the resident marginal cost pupil units for the school year beginning in
17.3the year after the levy is certified shall be authorized for certification for the number of
17.4years approved, if applicable, or until revoked or reduced by the voters of the district at a
17.5subsequent referendum.
17.6    (b) The board must prepare and deliver by first class mail at least 15 days but no more
17.7than 30 days before the day of the referendum to each taxpayer a notice of the referendum
17.8and the proposed revenue increase. The board need not mail more than one notice to any
17.9taxpayer. For the purpose of giving mailed notice under this subdivision, owners must be
17.10those shown to be owners on the records of the county auditor or, in any county where
17.11tax statements are mailed by the county treasurer, on the records of the county treasurer.
17.12Every property owner whose name does not appear on the records of the county auditor
17.13or the county treasurer is deemed to have waived this mailed notice unless the owner
17.14has requested in writing that the county auditor or county treasurer, as the case may be,
17.15include the name on the records for this purpose. The notice must project the anticipated
17.16amount of tax increase in annual dollars for typical residential homesteads, agricultural
17.17homesteads, apartments, and commercial-industrial property within the school district.
17.18    The notice for a referendum may state that an existing referendum levy is expiring
17.19and project the anticipated amount of increase over the existing referendum levy in
17.20the first year, if any, in annual dollars for typical residential homesteads, agricultural
17.21homesteads, apartments, and commercial-industrial property within the district.
17.22    The notice must include the following statement: "Passage of this referendum will
17.23result in an increase in your property taxes." However, in cases of renewing existing
17.24levies, the notice may include the following statement: "Passage of this referendum may
17.25result in an increase in your property taxes extends an existing operating referendum at the
17.26same amount per pupil as in the previous year."
17.27    (c) A referendum on the question of revoking or reducing the increased revenue
17.28amount authorized pursuant to paragraph (a) may be called by the board and shall be called
17.29by the board upon the written petition of qualified voters of the district. A referendum to
17.30revoke or reduce the revenue amount must state the amount per resident marginal cost
17.31pupil unit by which the authority is to be reduced. Revenue authority approved by the
17.32voters of the district pursuant to paragraph (a) must be available to the school district at
17.33least once before it is subject to a referendum on its revocation or reduction for subsequent
17.34years. Only one revocation or reduction referendum may be held to revoke or reduce
17.35referendum revenue for any specific year and for years thereafter.
18.1    (d) A petition authorized by paragraph (a) or (c) is effective if signed by a number of
18.2qualified voters in excess of 15 percent of the registered voters of the district on the day
18.3the petition is filed with the board. A referendum invoked by petition must be held on the
18.4date specified in paragraph (a).
18.5    (e) The approval of 50 percent plus one of those voting on the question is required to
18.6pass a referendum authorized by this subdivision.
18.7    (f) At least 15 days before the day of the referendum, the district must submit a
18.8copy of the notice required under paragraph (b) to the commissioner and to the county
18.9auditor of each county in which the district is located. Within 15 days after the results
18.10of the referendum have been certified by the board, or in the case of a recount, the
18.11certification of the results of the recount by the canvassing board, the district must notify
18.12the commissioner of the results of the referendum.
18.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for elections conducted on or after
18.14July 1, 2008.

18.15    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
18.16    Subdivision 1. To lease building or land. (a) When an independent or a special
18.17school district or a group of independent or special school districts finds it economically
18.18advantageous to rent or lease a building or land for any instructional purposes or for
18.19school storage or furniture repair, and it determines that the operating capital revenue
18.20authorized under section 126C.10, subdivision 13, is insufficient for this purpose, it may
18.21apply to the commissioner for permission to make an additional capital expenditure levy
18.22for this purpose. An application for permission to levy under this subdivision must contain
18.23financial justification for the proposed levy, the terms and conditions of the proposed
18.24lease, and a description of the space to be leased and its proposed use.
18.25    (b) The criteria for approval of applications to levy under this subdivision must
18.26include: the reasonableness of the price, the appropriateness of the space to the proposed
18.27activity, the feasibility of transporting pupils to the leased building or land, conformity
18.28of the lease to the laws and rules of the state of Minnesota, and the appropriateness of
18.29the proposed lease to the space needs and the financial condition of the district. The
18.30commissioner must not authorize a levy under this subdivision in an amount greater than
18.31the cost to the district of renting or leasing a building or land for approved purposes.
18.32The proceeds of this levy must not be used for custodial or other maintenance services.
18.33A district may not levy under this subdivision for the purpose of leasing or renting a
18.34district-owned building or site to itself.
19.1    (c) For agreements finalized after July 1, 1997, a district may not levy under this
19.2subdivision for the purpose of leasing: (1) a newly constructed building used primarily
19.3for regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary instruction; or (2) a newly constructed
19.4building addition or additions used primarily for regular kindergarten, elementary, or
19.5secondary instruction that contains more than 20 percent of the square footage of the
19.6previously existing building.
19.7    (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), a district may levy under this subdivision for the
19.8purpose of leasing or renting a district-owned building or site to itself only if the amount
19.9is needed by the district to make payments required by a lease purchase agreement,
19.10installment purchase agreement, or other deferred payments agreement authorized by law,
19.11and the levy meets the requirements of paragraph (c). A levy authorized for a district by
19.12the commissioner under this paragraph may be in the amount needed by the district to
19.13make payments required by a lease purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement,
19.14or other deferred payments agreement authorized by law, provided that any agreement
19.15include a provision giving the school districts the right to terminate the agreement
19.16annually without penalty.
19.17    (e) The total levy under this subdivision for a district for any year must not exceed
19.18$100 $150 times the resident pupil units for the fiscal year to which the levy is attributable.
19.19    (f) For agreements for which a review and comment have been submitted to the
19.20Department of Education after April 1, 1998, the term "instructional purpose" as used in
19.21this subdivision excludes expenditures on stadiums.
19.22    (g) The commissioner of education may authorize a school district to exceed the
19.23limit in paragraph (e) if the school district petitions the commissioner for approval. The
19.24commissioner shall grant approval to a school district to exceed the limit in paragraph (e)
19.25for not more than five years if the district meets the following criteria:
19.26    (1) the school district has been experiencing pupil enrollment growth in the
19.27preceding five years;
19.28    (2) the purpose of the increased levy is in the long-term public interest;
19.29    (3) the purpose of the increased levy promotes colocation of government services;
19.30and
19.31    (4) the purpose of the increased levy is in the long-term interest of the district by
19.32avoiding over construction of school facilities.
19.33    (h) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may include
19.34in its authority under this section the costs associated with leases of administrative and
19.35classroom space for intermediate school district programs. This authority must not
20.1exceed $25 $43 times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units of the member districts. This
20.2authority is in addition to any other authority authorized under this section.
20.3    (i) In addition to the allowable capital levies in paragraph (a), a district that is a
20.4member of the "Technology and Information Education Systems" data processing joint
20.5board, that finds it economically advantageous to enter into a lease purchase agreement for
20.6a building for a group of school districts or special school districts for staff development
20.7purposes, may levy for its portion of lease costs attributed to the district within the total
20.8levy limit in paragraph (e).

20.9    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 126C.44, is amended to read:
20.10126C.44 SAFE SCHOOLS LEVY.
20.11    (a) Each district may make a levy on all taxable property located within the district
20.12for the purposes specified in this section. The maximum amount which may be levied
20.13for all costs under this section shall be equal to $30 multiplied by the district's adjusted
20.14marginal cost pupil units for the school year. The proceeds of the levy must be reserved and
20.15used for directly funding the following purposes or for reimbursing the cities and counties
20.16who contract with the district for the following purposes: (1) to pay the costs incurred for
20.17the salaries, benefits, and transportation costs of peace officers and sheriffs for liaison in
20.18services in the district's schools; (2) to pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention program
20.19as defined in section 609.101, subdivision 3, paragraph (e), in the elementary schools;
20.20(3) to pay the costs for a gang resistance education training curriculum in the district's
20.21schools; (4) to pay the costs for security in the district's schools and on school property; (5)
20.22to pay the costs for other crime prevention, drug abuse, student and staff safety, voluntary
20.23opt-in suicide prevention tools, and violence prevention measures taken by the school
20.24district; or (6) to pay costs for licensed school counselors, licensed school nurses, licensed
20.25school social workers, licensed school psychologists, and licensed alcohol and chemical
20.26dependency counselors to help provide early responses to problems. For expenditures
20.27under clause (1), the district must initially attempt to contract for services to be provided
20.28by peace officers or sheriffs with the police department of each city or the sheriff's
20.29department of the county within the district containing the school receiving the services. If
20.30a local police department or a county sheriff's department does not wish to provide the
20.31necessary services, the district may contract for these services with any other police or
20.32sheriff's department located entirely or partially within the school district's boundaries.
20.33    (b) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may
20.34include in its authority under this section the costs associated with safe schools activities
20.35authorized under paragraph (a) for intermediate school district programs. This authority
21.1must not exceed $10 times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units of the member districts.
21.2This authority is in addition to any other authority authorized under this section. Revenue
21.3raised under this paragraph must be transferred to the intermediate school district.
21.4    (c) If A school district spends must set aside at least $3 per adjusted marginal cost
21.5pupil unit of the safe schools levy proceeds for the purposes authorized under paragraph
21.6(a), clause (6),. The district must annually certify that its total spending on services
21.7provided by the employees listed in paragraph (a), clause (6), is not less than the sum of
21.8its expenditures for these purposes, excluding amounts spent under this section, in the
21.9previous year plus the amount spent under this section.
21.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2010.

21.11    Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.45, is amended to read:
21.12126C.45 ICE ARENA LEVY.
21.13    (a) Each year, an independent school district operating and maintaining an ice arena,
21.14may levy for the net operational costs of the ice arena. The levy may not exceed 90
21.15percent of the net actual costs of operation of the arena for the previous year. Net actual
21.16costs are defined as operating costs less any operating revenues.
21.17    (b) Any district operating and maintaining an ice arena must demonstrate to the
21.18satisfaction of the Office of Monitoring in the department that the district will offer equal
21.19sports opportunities for male and female students to use its ice arena, particularly in areas
21.20of access to prime practice time, team support, and providing junior varsity and younger
21.21level teams for girls' ice sports and ice sports offerings.

21.22    Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.51, is amended to read:
21.23126C.51 APPLICATION OF LIMITING TAX LEGISLATION.
21.24    Notwithstanding the provisions of section 471.69 or 471.75, or of any other
21.25provision of law which by per capita limitation, local tax rate limitation, or otherwise,
21.26limits the power of a district to incur any debt or to issue any warrant or order, a school
21.27district or intermediate school district has the powers in sections 126C.50 to 126C.56
21.28specifically conferred upon it and all powers incident and necessary to carrying out the
21.29purposes of sections 126C.50 to 126C.56.
21.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

21.31    Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.52, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
21.32    Subd. 2. Limitations. The board of any school district may also borrow money
21.33in the manner and subject to the limitations set forth in sections 126C.50 to 126C.56 in
22.1anticipation of receipt of state aids for schools as defined in Minnesota Statutes and of
22.2federal school aids to be distributed by or through the department. The aggregate of such
22.3borrowings under this subdivision shall never exceed 75 percent of such aids which are
22.4receivable by said school district in the school fiscal year (from July 1 to June 30) in which
22.5the money is borrowed, as estimated and certified by the commissioner.
22.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

22.7    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.52, is amended by adding a
22.8subdivision to read:
22.9    Subd. 3. Intermediate school districts. (a) The board of an intermediate school
22.10district may borrow money in the manner and subject to the limitations set forth in
22.11sections 126C.50 to 126C.56 in anticipation of the receipt of:
22.12    (1) state aids for schools as defined in Minnesota Statutes;
22.13    (2) federal school aids to be distributed by or through the department; and
22.14    (3) membership fees and tuition payments from its member school districts.
22.15    The aggregate of such borrowings under this subdivision shall never exceed 75
22.16percent of such aids, fees, and tuition payments which are receivable by the intermediate
22.17school district in the fiscal year in which the money is borrowed, as estimated and certified
22.18by the commissioner.
22.19    (b) The board of an intermediate school district may, upon receipt of a written
22.20resolution by each of its member school districts, pledge the member district's full faith
22.21and credit and unlimited taxing powers to repay each member district's pro rata share of
22.22any certificates issued or the amount paid by the state under section 126C.55, subdivision
22.232, plus interest, if the revenues specified in paragraph (a) and any other revenues of the
22.24intermediate school district are insufficient to do so.
22.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

22.26    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.53, is amended to read:
22.27126C.53 ENABLING RESOLUTION; FORM OF CERTIFICATES OF
22.28INDEBTEDNESS.
22.29    The board of a school district or intermediate school district may authorize and
22.30effect such borrowing, and may issue such certificates of indebtedness upon passage of
22.31a resolution specifying the amount and purposes for which it deems such borrowing is
22.32necessary. The resolution must be adopted by a vote of at least two-thirds of its members.
22.33The board must fix the amount, date, maturity, form, denomination, and other details of
22.34the certificates of indebtedness, not inconsistent with this chapter. The board must fix the
23.1date and place for receipt of bids for the purchase of the certificates when bids are required
23.2and direct the clerk to give notice of the date and place for bidding.
23.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

23.4    Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.55, is amended to read:
23.5126C.55 STATE PAYMENT OF DEBT OBLIGATION UPON POTENTIAL
23.6DEFAULT; REPAYMENT; STATE OBLIGATION NOT DEBT.
23.7    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term "debt
23.8obligation" means:
23.9    (1) a tax or aid anticipation certificate of indebtedness issued under section 126C.52;
23.10    (2) a certificate of participation issued under section 126C.40, subdivision 6; or
23.11    (3) a general obligation bond.
23.12    Subd. 2. Notifications; payment; appropriation. (a) If a school district or
23.13intermediate school district believes that it may be unable to make a principal or interest
23.14payment on any outstanding debt obligation on the date that payment is due, it must
23.15notify the commissioner as soon as possible, but not less than 15 working days before the
23.16date that principal or interest payment is due. The notice must include the name of the
23.17school district or intermediate school district, an identification of the debt obligation issue
23.18in question, the date the payment is due, the amount of principal and interest due on the
23.19payment date, the amount of principal or interest that the school district or intermediate
23.20school district will be unable to repay on that date, the paying agent for the debt obligation,
23.21the wire transfer instructions to transfer funds to that paying agent, and an indication as to
23.22whether a payment is being requested by the school district or intermediate school district
23.23under this section. If a paying agent becomes aware of a potential default, it shall inform
23.24the commissioner of that fact. After receipt of a notice which requests a payment under
23.25this section, after consultation with the school district or intermediate school district and
23.26the paying agent, and after verification of the accuracy of the information provided, the
23.27commissioner shall notify the commissioner of finance of the potential default. The notice
23.28must include a final figure as to the amount due that the school district or intermediate
23.29school district will be unable to repay on the date due.
23.30    (b) Except as provided in subdivision 9, upon receipt of this notice from the
23.31commissioner, the commissioner of finance shall issue a warrant and authorize the
23.32commissioner of education to pay to the paying agent for the debt obligation the specified
23.33amount on or before the date due. The amounts needed for the purposes of this subdivision
23.34are annually appropriated to the department from the state general fund.
24.1    (c) The Departments of Education and Finance must jointly develop detailed
24.2procedures for school districts and intermediate school districts to notify the state that
24.3they have obligated themselves to be bound by the provisions of this section, procedures
24.4for school districts or intermediate school districts and paying agents to notify the state
24.5of potential defaults and to request state payment under this section, and procedures
24.6for the state to expedite payments to prevent defaults. The procedures are not subject
24.7to chapter 14.
24.8    Subd. 3. School district bound; interest rate on state paid amount. If, at the
24.9request of a school district or intermediate school district, the state has paid part or all of
24.10the principal or interest due on a district's debt obligation on a specific date, the school
24.11district or intermediate school district is bound by all provisions of this section and the
24.12amount paid shall bear taxable interest from the date paid until the date of repayment at
24.13the invested cash rate as it is certified by the commissioner of finance. Interest shall only
24.14accrue on the amounts paid and outstanding less the reduction in aid under subdivision 4
24.15and other payments received from the district.
24.16    Subd. 4. Pledge of district's full faith and credit. If, at the request of a school
24.17district or intermediate school district, the state has paid part or all of the principal or
24.18interest due on a district's debt obligation on a specific date, the pledge of the full faith
24.19and credit and unlimited taxing powers of the school district or the member districts of
24.20the intermediate district to repay the principal and interest due on those debt obligations
24.21shall also, without an election or the requirement of a further authorization, become a
24.22pledge of the full faith and credit and unlimited taxing powers of the school district or
24.23the member districts of the intermediate district to repay to the state the amount paid,
24.24with interest. Amounts paid by the state must be repaid in the order in which the state
24.25payments were made.
24.26    Subd. 4a. Aid reduction for repayment. (a) Except as provided in this subdivision,
24.27the state must reduce the state aid payable to the school district or intermediate school
24.28district under this chapter and chapters 122A, 123A, 123B, 124D, 125A, 126C, and 273
24.29by the amount paid by the state under this section on behalf of the district, plus the interest
24.30due on it, and the amount reduced must revert from the appropriate account to the state
24.31general fund. Payments from the school district endowment fund or any federal aid
24.32payments shall not be reduced.
24.33    (b) For an intermediate school district, the state aid payable to the intermediate
24.34school district must first be reduced, before any reduction is made to the state aids payable
24.35to the member districts. If the state aid payable to the intermediate school district is
25.1not sufficient to repay the state, state aid payable to member districts may be reduced
25.2proportionately based on the ratio of each member district's adjusted net tax capacity to
25.3the total adjusted net tax capacity of all member districts.
25.4    (c) If, after review of the financial situation of the school district or intermediate
25.5school district, the commissioner advises the commissioner of finance that a total reduction
25.6of aids would cause an undue hardship on or an undue disruption of the educational
25.7program of the district, the commissioner, with the approval of the commissioner of
25.8finance, may establish a different schedule for reduction of aids to repay the state. The
25.9amount of aids to be reduced is decreased by any amounts repaid to the state by the district
25.10from other revenue sources.
25.11    Subd. 6. Tax levy for repayment. (a) With the approval of the commissioner, a
25.12district may levy in the year the state makes a payment under this section an amount up to
25.13the amount necessary to provide funds for the repayment of the amount paid by the state
25.14plus interest through the date of estimated repayment by the district. The proceeds of this
25.15levy may be used only for this purpose unless they are in excess of the amount actually
25.16due, in which case the excess shall be used to repay other state payments made under this
25.17section or shall be deposited in the debt redemption fund of the school district. This levy
25.18shall be an increase in the levy limits of the district for purposes of section 275.065,
25.19subdivision 6
. The amount of aids to be reduced to repay the state shall be decreased by
25.20the amount levied. This levy by the district is not eligible for debt service equalization
25.21under section 123B.53.
25.22    (b) If the state is not repaid in full for a payment made under this section by
25.23November 30 of the calendar year following the year in which the state makes the
25.24payment, the commissioner shall require the district to certify a property tax levy in an
25.25amount up to the amount necessary to provide funds for repayment of the amount paid by
25.26the state plus interest through the date of estimated repayment by the school district. To
25.27prevent undue hardship, the commissioner may allow the district to certify the levy over a
25.28five-year period. The proceeds of the levy may be used only for this purpose unless they
25.29are in excess of the amount actually due, in which case the excess shall be used to repay
25.30other state payments made under this section or shall be deposited in the debt redemption
25.31fund of the district. This levy shall be an increase in the levy limits of the school district
25.32for purposes of section 275.065, subdivision 6. If the commissioner orders the district
25.33to levy, the amount of aids reduced to repay the state shall be decreased by the amount
25.34levied. This levy by the district is not eligible for debt service equalization under section
25.35123B.53 or any successor provision. A levy under this subdivision must be explained as a
25.36specific increase at the meeting required under section 275.065, subdivision 6.
26.1    (c) For an intermediate district, a levy made by a member district under paragraph (a)
26.2or (b) to pay its pro rata share must be spread by the commissioner as a tax rate based on
26.3the total adjusted net tax capacity of the member school districts. The proceeds of the levy
26.4must be remitted by the member school district to the intermediate school district and must
26.5be used by the intermediate district only to repay the state amounts owed. Any amount in
26.6excess of the amount owed to the state must be repaid to the member school districts and
26.7the commissioner shall adjust each member district's property tax levy in the next year.
26.8    Subd. 7. Election as to mandatory application. A school district or intermediate
26.9school district may covenant and obligate itself, prior to the issuance of an issue of debt
26.10obligations, to notify the commissioner of a potential default and to use the provisions of
26.11this section to guarantee payment of the principal and interest on those debt obligations
26.12when due. If the district obligates itself to be bound by this section, it must covenant in the
26.13resolution that authorizes the issuance of the debt obligations to deposit with the paying
26.14agent three business days prior to the date on which a payment is due an amount sufficient
26.15to make that payment or to notify the commissioner under subdivision 1 that it will be
26.16unable to make all or a portion of that payment. A district that has obligated itself must
26.17include a provision in its agreement with the paying agent for that issue that requires
26.18the paying agent to inform the commissioner if it becomes aware of a potential default
26.19in the payment of principal or interest on that issue or if, on the day two business days
26.20prior to the date a payment is due on that issue, there are insufficient funds to make the
26.21payment on deposit with the paying agent. Funds invested in a refunding escrow account
26.22established under section 475.67 that are to become available to the paying agent on a
26.23principal or interest payment date are deemed to be on deposit with the paying agent three
26.24business days before the payment date. If a district either covenants to be bound by this
26.25section or accepts state payments under this section to prevent a default of a particular
26.26issue of debt obligations, the provisions of this section shall be binding as to that issue
26.27as long as any debt obligation of that issue remain outstanding. If the provisions of this
26.28section are or become binding for more than one issue of debt obligations and a district is
26.29unable to make payments on one or more of those issues, the district must continue to
26.30make payments on the remaining issues.
26.31    Subd. 8. Mandatory plan; technical assistance. If the state makes payments on
26.32behalf of a school district or intermediate school district under this section or the district
26.33defaults in the payment of principal or interest on an outstanding debt obligation, it must
26.34submit a plan to the commissioner for approval specifying the measures it intends to
26.35implement to resolve the issues which led to its inability to make the payment and to
26.36prevent further defaults. The department must provide technical assistance to the district
27.1in preparing its plan. If the commissioner determines that a district's plan is not adequate,
27.2the commissioner shall notify the district that the plan has been disapproved, the reasons
27.3for the disapproval, and that the state shall not make future payments under this section for
27.4debt obligations issued after the date specified in that notice until its plan is approved. The
27.5commissioner may also notify the district that until its plan is approved, other aids due the
27.6district will be withheld after a date specified in the notice.
27.7    Subd. 9. State bond rating. If the commissioner of finance determines that the
27.8credit rating of the state would be adversely affected thereby, the commissioner of finance
27.9shall not issue warrants under subdivision 2 for the payment of principal or interest on any
27.10debt obligations for which a district did not, prior to their issuance, obligate itself to be
27.11bound by the provisions of this section.
27.12    Subd. 10. Continuing disclosure agreements. The commissioner of finance
27.13may enter into written agreements or contracts relating to the continuing disclosure of
27.14information needed to facilitate the ability of school districts or intermediate school
27.15districts to issue debt obligations according to federal securities laws, rules, and
27.16regulations, including securities and exchange commission rules and regulations, section
27.17240.15c2-12. Such agreements or contracts may be in any form the commissioner of
27.18finance deems reasonable and in the state's best interests.
27.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

27.20    Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.45, subdivision 16, is amended to read:
27.21    Subd. 16. Payments to third parties. Notwithstanding subdivision 3, the current
27.22year aid payment percentage of the amounts under section 123A.26, subdivision 3 and
27.23section 124D.041, shall be paid in equal installments on August 30, December 30, and
27.24March 30, with a final adjustment payment on October 30 of the next fiscal year of the
27.25remaining amount.

27.26    Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 127A.49, subdivision 2, is
27.27amended to read:
27.28    Subd. 2. Abatements. Whenever by virtue of chapter 278, sections 270C.86,
27.29375.192 , or otherwise, the net tax capacity or referendum market value of any district for
27.30any taxable year is changed after the taxes for that year have been spread by the county
27.31auditor and the local tax rate as determined by the county auditor based upon the original
27.32net tax capacity is applied upon the changed net tax capacities, the county auditor shall,
27.33prior to February 1 of each year, certify to the commissioner of education the amount of
28.1any resulting net revenue loss that accrued to the district during the preceding year. Each
28.2year, the commissioner shall pay an abatement adjustment to the district in an amount
28.3calculated according to the provisions of this subdivision. This amount shall be deducted
28.4from the amount of the levy authorized by section 126C.46. The amount of the abatement
28.5adjustment must be the product of:
28.6    (1) the net revenue loss as certified by the county auditor, times
28.7    (2) the ratio of:
28.8    (i) the sum of the amounts of the district's certified levy in the third preceding year
28.9according to the following:
28.10    (A) section 123B.57, if the district received health and safety aid according to that
28.11section for the second preceding year;
28.12    (B) section 124D.20, if the district received aid for community education programs
28.13according to that section for the second preceding year;
28.14    (C) section 124D.135, subdivision 3, if the district received early childhood family
28.15education aid according to section 124D.135 for the second preceding year;
28.16    (D) section 126C.17, subdivision 6, if the district received referendum equalization
28.17aid according to that section for the second preceding year;
28.18    (E) section 126C.13, if the district received general education aid according to
28.19section 126C.13, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), clause (1), of that section in the second
28.20preceding year;
28.21    (F) (E) section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, if the district received operating capital aid
28.22according to section 126C.10, subdivision 13b, in the second preceding year;
28.23    (G) (F) section 126C.10, subdivision 29, if the district received equity aid according
28.24to section 126C.10, subdivision 30, in the second preceding year;
28.25    (H) (G) section 126C.10, subdivision 32, if the district received transition aid
28.26according to section 126C.10, subdivision 33, in the second preceding year;
28.27    (I) (H) section 123B.53, subdivision 5, if the district received debt service
28.28equalization aid according to section 123B.53, subdivision 6, in the second preceding year;
28.29    (J) (I) section 124D.22, subdivision 3, if the district received school-age care aid
28.30according to section 124D.22, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year;
28.31    (K) (J) section 123B.591, subdivision 3, if the district received deferred maintenance
28.32aid according to section 123B.591, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year; and
28.33    (L) (K) section 126C.10, subdivision 35, if the district received alternative teacher
28.34compensation equalization aid according to section 126C.10, subdivision 36, paragraph
28.35(a), in the second preceding year; to
29.1    (ii) the total amount of the district's certified levy in the third preceding December,
29.2plus or minus auditor's adjustments.

29.3    Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 127A.49, subdivision 3, is
29.4amended to read:
29.5    Subd. 3. Excess tax increment. (a) If a return of excess tax increment is made to a
29.6district pursuant to sections 469.176, subdivision 2, and 469.177, subdivision 9, or upon
29.7decertification of a tax increment district, the school district's aid and levy limitations
29.8must be adjusted for the fiscal year in which the excess tax increment is paid under the
29.9provisions of this subdivision.
29.10    (b) An amount must be subtracted from the district's aid for the current fiscal year
29.11equal to the product of:
29.12    (1) the amount of the payment of excess tax increment to the district, times
29.13    (2) the ratio of:
29.14    (i) the sum of the amounts of the district's certified levy for the fiscal year in which
29.15the excess tax increment is paid according to the following:
29.16    (A) section 123B.57, if the district received health and safety aid according to that
29.17section for the second preceding year;
29.18    (B) section 124D.20, if the district received aid for community education programs
29.19according to that section for the second preceding year;
29.20    (C) section 124D.135, subdivision 3, if the district received early childhood family
29.21education aid according to section 124D.135 for the second preceding year;
29.22    (D) section 126C.17, subdivision 6, if the district received referendum equalization
29.23aid according to that section for the second preceding year;
29.24    (E) section 126C.13, if the district received general education aid according to
29.25section 126C.13, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), clause (1), of that section in the second
29.26preceding year;
29.27    (F) (E) section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, if the district received operating capital aid
29.28according to section 126C.10, subdivision 13b, in the second preceding year;
29.29    (G) (F) section 126C.10, subdivision 29, if the district received equity aid according
29.30to section 126C.10, subdivision 30, in the second preceding year;
29.31    (H) (G) section 126C.10, subdivision 32, if the district received transition aid
29.32according to section 126C.10, subdivision 33, in the second preceding year;
29.33    (I) (H) section 123B.53, subdivision 5, if the district received debt service
29.34equalization aid according to section 123B.53, subdivision 6, in the second preceding year;
30.1    (J) (I) section 124D.22, subdivision 3, if the district received school-age care aid
30.2according to section 124D.22, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year;
30.3    (K) (J) section 123B.591, subdivision 3, if the district received deferred maintenance
30.4aid according to section 123B.591, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year; and
30.5    (L) (K) section 126C.10, subdivision 35, if the district received alternative teacher
30.6compensation equalization aid according to section 126C.10, subdivision 36, paragraph
30.7(a), in the second preceding year; to
30.8    (ii) the total amount of the district's certified levy for the fiscal year, plus or minus
30.9auditor's adjustments.
30.10    (c) An amount must be subtracted from the school district's levy limitation for the
30.11next levy certified equal to the difference between:
30.12    (1) the amount of the distribution of excess increment; and
30.13    (2) the amount subtracted from aid pursuant to clause (a).
30.14    If the aid and levy reductions required by this subdivision cannot be made to the aid
30.15for the fiscal year specified or to the levy specified, the reductions must be made from
30.16aid for subsequent fiscal years, and from subsequent levies. The school district must use
30.17the payment of excess tax increment to replace the aid and levy revenue reduced under
30.18this subdivision.
30.19    (d) This subdivision applies only to the total amount of excess increments received
30.20by a district for a calendar year that exceeds $25,000.

30.21    Sec. 34. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 13, is amended to
30.22read:
30.23    Subd. 13. Preadvanced placement, advanced placement, international
30.24baccalaureate, and concurrent enrollment programs. For preadvanced placement,
30.25advanced placement, international baccalaureate, and concurrent enrollment programs
30.26under Minnesota Statutes, sections 120B.132 and 124D.091:
30.27
$
6,500,000
.....
2008
30.28
$
6,500,000
.....
2009
30.29    Of this amount, $2,500,000 each year is for concurrent enrollment program aid
30.30under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.091. If the appropriation is insufficient, the
30.31commissioner must proportionately reduce the aid payment to each district. Any balance
30.32in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
30.33    The base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 and later is $2,000,000.
30.34EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

31.1    Sec. 35. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 14, is amended to
31.2read:
31.3    Subd. 14. Collaborative urban educator. For the collaborative urban educator
31.4grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.641 program:
31.5
$
528,000
.....
2008
31.6
$
528,000
.....
2009
31.7    $210,000 each year is for the Southeast Asian teacher program at Concordia
31.8University, St. Paul; $159,000 each year is for the collaborative urban educator program at
31.9the University of St. Thomas; and $159,000 each year is for the Center for Excellence in
31.10Urban Teaching at Hamline University. Grant recipients must collaborate with urban and
31.11nonurban school districts.
31.12    Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

31.13    Sec. 36. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 20, is amended to
31.14read:
31.15    Subd. 20. College-level examination program (CLEP). For the college-level
31.16examination program (CLEP) under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.131:
31.17
31.18
$
1,650,000
850,000
.....
2008
31.19
31.20
$
1,650,000
500,000
.....
2009
31.21    Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
31.22This is a onetime appropriation.
31.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

31.24    Sec. 37. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 3, section 23, subdivision 2, is amended to
31.25read:
31.26    Subd. 2. Report. (a) The task force must submit to the education policy and finance
31.27committees of the legislature by February 15, 2008 2009, a report that identifies and
31.28clearly and concisely explains each provision in state law or rule that exceeds or expands
31.29upon a minimum federal requirement contained in law or regulation for providing special
31.30education programs and services to eligible students. The report also must recommend
31.31which state provisions statutes and rules that exceed or expand upon a minimum federal
31.32requirement may be amended to conform with minimum federal requirements or made
32.1more effective as determined by a majority of the task force members. The task force must
32.2recommend rules governing the use of aversive and deprivation procedures by school
32.3district employees or persons under contract with a school district. The task force expires
32.4when it submits its report to the legislature.
32.5    (b) Consistent with subdivision 1, the Department of Education member of the
32.6task force representing regulators shall be replaced with a parent advocate selected by a
32.7statewide organization that advocates on behalf of families with children with disabilities.
32.8    (c) The Department of Education must provide technical assistance at the request of
32.9the task force.
32.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

32.11    Sec. 38. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 3, section 24, subdivision 9, is amended to
32.12read:
32.13    Subd. 9. Special Education Task Force. For the task force to compare federal
32.14and state special education requirements:
32.15
$
20,000 40,000
.....
2008
32.16    Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
32.17    This is a onetime appropriation.
32.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

32.19    Sec. 39. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 5, section 11, subdivision 1, is amended to
32.20read:
32.21    Subdivision 1. Fiscal year 2007 replacement aid. Independent School District No.
32.222899, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, is eligible for replacement aid revenue to offset its excess
32.23fund balance penalty for fiscal year 2007. The aid adjustment must be made under Laws
32.242007, chapter 146, article 5, section 13, subdivision 5. The levy adjustment of $6,600
32.25must be included as part of the district's property taxes for taxes payable in 2009.
32.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

32.27    Sec. 40. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 5, section 13, subdivision 3, is amended to
32.28read:
32.29    Subd. 3. Traditional school breakfast; kindergarten milk. For traditional school
32.30breakfast aid and kindergarten milk under Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.1158 and
32.31124D.118 :
33.1
33.2
$
5,460,000
5,583,000
.....
2008
33.3
33.4
$
5,695,000
6,396,000
.....
2009
33.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

33.6    Sec. 41. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 7, section 4, is amended to read:
33.7    Sec. 4. APPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
33.8    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. Unless otherwise indicated, the sums
33.9indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Department of
33.10Education for the fiscal years designated.
33.11    Subd. 2. Department. (a) For the Department of Education:
33.12
$
22,169,000
.....
2008
33.13
33.14
$
22,653,000
21,811,000
.....
2009
33.15    Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
33.16    (b) $7,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for GRAD test rulemaking.
33.17    (c) $7,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for rulemaking under section 3.
33.18    (d) $40,000 each year is for an early hearing loss intervention coordinator under
33.19Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.63, subdivision 5. If the department expends federal
33.20funds to employ a hearing loss coordinator under Minnesota Statutes, section 125.63,
33.21subdivision 5
, then the appropriation under this paragraph is reallocated for purposes of
33.22employing a world languages coordinator.
33.23    (e) $260,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum.
33.24    (f) $41,000 each year is for the Minnesota Academy of Science.
33.25    (g) $619,000 in fiscal year 2008 and $632,000 in fiscal year 2009 are for the Board
33.26of Teaching.
33.27    (h) $163,000 in fiscal year 2008 and $171,000 in fiscal year 2009 are for the Board
33.28of School Administrators.
33.29    (i) $50,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum.
33.30    (j) The expenditures of federal grants and aids as shown in the biennial budget
33.31document and its supplements are approved and appropriated and shall be spent as
33.32indicated.
34.1    (k) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for
34.2Minnesota's Washington, D.C., office.
34.3    (1) $50,000 in fiscal year 2009 is for an advisory task force for determining how
34.4the educational achievement of low-income students and students of color is impacted by
34.5education issues related to rigorous preparation and coursework, educators' professional
34.6development, English language learners, special education, GRAD tests, and the use of
34.7valid and reliable data on student preparation for postsecondary academic and career
34.8opportunities. This amount is not added to the base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 and
34.9later. The department shall not expend any funds unless a match of an equal amount of
34.10nonstate funds has been received for this purpose.
34.11    (m) The base for fiscal year 2010 and later is $21,761,000.

34.12    Sec. 42. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 9, section 17, subdivision 4, is amended to
34.13read:
34.14    Subd. 4. Health and developmental screening aid. For health and developmental
34.15screening aid under Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:
34.16
34.17
$
3,159,000
2,624,000
.....
2008
34.18
34.19
$
3,330,000
3,592,000
.....
2009
34.20    The 2008 appropriation includes $288,000 for 2007 and $2,871,000 $2,336,000
34.21for 2008.
34.22    The 2009 appropriation includes $319,000 $259,000 for 2008 and $3,011,000
34.23$3,333,000 for 2009.
34.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

34.25    Sec. 43. Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivision
34.261, is amended to read:
34.27
Subdivision 1. Total Appropriation
$
584,000 148,000
34.28The appropriations in this section are from
34.29the general fund. The amounts that may be
34.30spent for each purpose are specified in the
34.31following subdivisions.

35.1    Sec. 44. Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivision
35.22, is amended to read:
35.3
35.4
Subd. 2. Independent School District No. 239,
Rushford-Peterson
35.5
(a) Flood Enrollment Impact Aid
89,000
35.6The commissioner of education shall pay to
35.7the school district flood enrollment impact
35.8aid equal to $5,394 times the number of
35.9pupils lost as a result of the floods of August
35.102007. The district must provide to the
35.11commissioner of education documentation
35.12of the number of pupils in average daily
35.13membership lost as a result of the flood.
35.14
(b) Disaster Relief Facilities Grant
250,000
35.15For facilities cleanup, repair, and replacement
35.16costs related to the floods of August 2007 not
35.17covered by the district's insurance settlement
35.18or through Federal Emergency Management
35.19Agency payments. The commissioner of
35.20education may request the school district
35.21to provide necessary information before
35.22awarding a grant.
35.23
(c) Pupil Transportation Aid
40,000
35.24For increased costs associated with
35.25transporting students as a result of the floods
35.26of August 2007.

35.27    Sec. 45. Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivision
35.286, is amended to read:
35.29
35.30
Subd. 6. Disaster Relief Facilities Grants to
Other Districts
90,00014,000
36.1For facilities cleanup, repair, and replacement
36.2costs related to the floods of August 2007 not
36.3covered by the district's insurance settlement
36.4or through Federal Emergency Management
36.5Agency payments. The commissioner of
36.6education may request the school district
36.7to provide necessary information before
36.8awarding a grant. School districts not
36.9included in subdivisions 2 to 5 must be given
36.10priority in the allocation of this appropriation.

36.11    Sec. 46. FUND TRANSFERS.
36.12    Subdivision 1. Capital account transfers. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
36.13on June 30, 2008, a school district may transfer money from its reserved for operating
36.14capital account to its undesignated balance in the general fund. The amount transferred
36.15by any school district must not exceed $51 times the district's adjusted marginal cost
36.16pupil units for fiscal year 2007. This transfer may occur only after the school board has
36.17adopted a written resolution stating the amount of the transfer and declaring that the
36.18school district's operating capital needs are being met.
36.19    Subd. 2. Balaton school district. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
36.20123B.79 or 123B.80, or subdivision 1, on June 30, 2008, Independent School District No.
36.21411, Balaton, may transfer up to $70,000 from its reserved for operating capital account
36.22to its undesignated general fund balance.
36.23    Subd. 3. East Central school district. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
36.24123B.79 or 123B.80, or subdivision 1, on June 30, 2008, Independent School District No.
36.252580, East Central, may transfer up to $300,000 from its reserved for operating capital
36.26account to its undesignated general fund balance.
36.27    Subd. 4. Hills-Beaver Creek school district. (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota
36.28Statutes, section 123B.79 or 123B.80, on June 30, 2008, Independent School District No.
36.29671, Hills-Beaver Creek, may transfer up to $260,000 from its reserved for disabled
36.30accessibility account to its undesignated general fund balance without making a levy
36.31reduction.
36.32    (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.79 or 123B.80, on June
36.3330, 2008, Independent School District No. 671, Hills-Beaver Creek, may transfer up to
37.1$100,000 from its reserved for operating capital account to its undesignated general fund
37.2balance without making a levy reduction.
37.3    Subd. 5. Rocori school district. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
37.4123B.79 or 123B.80, on June 30, 2008, Independent School District No. 750, Rocori,
37.5may transfer up to $82,000 from its reserved for disabled accessibility account to its
37.6undesignated general fund balance without making a levy reduction.
37.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

37.8    Sec. 47. ONETIME GENERAL EDUCATION REVENUE INCREASE; FISCAL
37.9YEAR 2009 ONLY.
37.10    A school district's general education revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section
37.11126C.10, is increased for fiscal year 2009 only by an amount equal to $51 times the
37.12district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for that year.

37.13    Sec. 48. PRIORITY FOR NEW ALTERNATIVE COMPENSATION SCHOOL
37.14DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS, FISCAL YEARS 2009 TO 2010.
37.15    (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.413; 122A.414; 122A.415;
37.16122A.416; and 126C.10, subdivisions 34, 35, and 36, for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 only,
37.17for school sites, school districts, or charter schools that had not applied as of March 20,
37.182008, to participate in the alternative teacher pay program, the Department of Education
37.19must authorize alternative compensation funding for applicants according to paragraphs
37.20(b) and (c).
37.21    (b) For fiscal year 2009, the Department of Education shall qualify eligible school
37.22sites, school districts, and charter schools for alternative compensation revenue in the
37.23order of receipt of applications received after March 20, 2008, provided that the total
37.24alternative compensation aid entitlement authorized under this paragraph does not exceed
37.25$11,397,000.
37.26    (c) In addition to the amounts authorized in paragraph (b), for fiscal year 2010, the
37.27Department of Education shall qualify eligible school sites, school districts, and charter
37.28schools for alternative compensation revenue in the order of receipt of applications
37.29received after March 20, 2008, provided that the total alternative compensation aid
37.30entitlement authorized under this paragraph does not exceed $2,899,000.

37.31    Sec. 49. VIRGINIA SCHOOL DISTRICT; EMERGENCY REPAIRS.
37.32    Independent School District No. 701, Virginia, may levy up to $100,000 for
37.33emergency facilities repairs. This authority is in addition to any other levy authority
38.1granted to the district. The levy proceeds received under this section must be recognized
38.2in fiscal year 2009.
38.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for taxes payable in 2009 only.

38.4    Sec. 50. EQUALIZING FACTORS.
38.5    The commissioner shall adjust each referendum market value equalizing factor
38.6established under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C, by dividing the equalizing factor by
38.7the ratio of the statewide referendum market value as calculated using the definition
38.8of referendum market value that was in effect prior to the 2008 legislative session for
38.9assessment year 2008 to the statewide referendum market value that is in effect after the
38.102008 legislative session for that assessment year.
38.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for taxes levied in 2009, payable
38.12in 2010, and thereafter.

38.13    Sec. 51. APPROPRIATIONS.
38.14    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
38.15appropriated from the general fund, unless otherwise indicated, to the Department of
38.16Education for the fiscal years designated.
38.17    Subd. 2. Additional general education revenue. For additional general education
38.18aid:
38.19
$
26,804,000
.....
2009
38.20    This appropriation is in addition to any other appropriation for this purpose.
38.21    This 2009 appropriation includes $0 for 2008 and $26,804,000 for 2009.
38.22    Subd. 3. Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson. For school
38.23district flood enrollment impact aid as a result of the floods of August 2007.
38.24
$
158,000
.....
2009
38.25    The base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 is $158,000. The base appropriation for
38.26later years is zero.
38.27    The district must provide to the commissioner of education documentation of
38.28the additional pupil transportation costs and the number of pupils in average daily
38.29membership lost as a result of the flood.
38.30    Up to $40,000 is for increased costs associated with transporting students as a result
38.31of the floods of August 2007.
39.1    Subd. 4. Lancaster. For a grant to Independent School District No. 356, Lancaster,
39.2to replace the loss of sparsity revenue:
39.3
$
100,000
.....
2009
39.4    The base appropriation for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 is $100,000 per year. The
39.5base appropriation for later fiscal years is zero.
39.6    Subd. 5. Principal's Leadership Institute. For a grant to the Principal's Leadership
39.7Institute under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.74:
39.8
$
275,000
.....
2009
39.9    This is a onetime appropriation.
39.10    Subd. 6. Board of Teaching; licensure by portfolio. For the Board of Teaching
39.11for licensure by portfolio:
39.12
$
17,000
.....
2009
39.13    This appropriation is from the educator licensure portfolio account of the special
39.14revenue fund.
39.15    Subd. 7. Minnesota Humanities Commission. For a grant to the Minnesota
39.16Humanities Commission.
39.17
$
275,000
.....
2009
39.18    This is a onetime appropriation.

39.19    Sec. 52. REPEALER.
39.20(a) Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.21, subdivision 1, is repealed for revenue
39.21for fiscal year 2010 and later.
39.22(b) Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.45, subdivision 7a, is repealed.
39.23(c) Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivisions 3,
39.24and 4, are repealed.

39.25ARTICLE 3
39.26EDUCATION FORECAST ADJUSTMENTS

39.27    Section 1. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivision 2, is amended to
39.28read:
39.29    Subd. 2. General education aid. For general education aid under Minnesota
39.30Statutes, section 126C.13, subdivision 4:
40.1
40.2
$
5,618,342,000
5,600,647,000
.....
2008
40.3
40.4
$
5,618,342,000
5,649,098,000
.....
2009
40.5    The 2008 appropriation includes $531,733,000 $536,251,000 for 2007 and
40.6$5,073,250,000 $5,064,396,000 for 2008.
40.7    The 2009 appropriation includes $546,314,000 $543,752,000 for 2008 and
40.8$5,072,028,000 $5,105,346,000 for 2009.

40.9    Sec. 2. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
40.10    Subd. 3. Referendum tax base replacement aid. For referendum tax base
40.11replacement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.17, subdivision 7a:
40.12
$
870,000861,000
.....
2008
40.13    The 2008 appropriation includes $870,000 $861,000 for 2007 and $0 for 2008.

40.14    Sec. 3. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
40.15    Subd. 4. Enrollment options transportation. For transportation of pupils attending
40.16postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
40.17of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:
40.18
$
95,00048,000
.....
2008
40.19
$
97,00050,000
.....
2009

40.20    Sec. 4. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
40.21    Subd. 5. Abatement revenue. For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
40.22127A.49 :
40.23
40.24
$
1,343,000
1,333,000
.....
2008
40.25
40.26
$
1,347,000
1,629,000
.....
2009
40.27    The 2008 appropriation includes $76,000 for 2007 and $1,267,000 $1,257,000
40.28for 2008.
41.1    The 2009 appropriation includes $140,000 $139,000 for 2008 and $1,207,000
41.2$1,490,000 for 2009.

41.3    Sec. 5. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
41.4    Subd. 6. Consolidation transition. For districts consolidating under Minnesota
41.5Statutes, section 123A.485:
41.6
$
565,000240,000
.....
2008
41.7
$
212,000339,000
.....
2009
41.8    The 2008 appropriation includes $43,000 for 2007 and $522,000 $197,000 for 2008.
41.9    The 2009 appropriation includes $57,000 $21,000 for 2008 and $155,000 $318,000
41.10for 2009.

41.11    Sec. 6. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
41.12    Subd. 7. Nonpublic pupil education aid. For nonpublic pupil education aid under
41.13Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 to 123B.43, and 123B.87:
41.14
41.15
$
16,290,000
15,601,000
.....
2008
41.16
41.17
$
16,620,000
16,608,000
.....
2009
41.18    The 2008 appropriation includes $1,606,000 $1,214,000 for 2007 and $14,684,000
41.19$14,387,000 for 2008.
41.20    The 2009 appropriation includes $1,631,000 $1,598,000 for 2008 and $14,989,000
41.21$15,010,000 for 2009.

41.22    Sec. 7. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 24, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
41.23    Subd. 8. Nonpublic pupil transportation. For nonpublic pupil transportation aid
41.24under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.92, subdivision 9:
41.25
41.26
$
21,551,000
20,755,000
.....
2008
41.27
41.28
$
21,392,000
21,007,000
.....
2009
41.29    The 2008 appropriation includes $2,124,000 for 2007 and $19,427,000 $18,631,000
41.30for 2008.
42.1    The 2009 appropriation includes $2,158,000 $2,070,000 for 2008 and $19,234,000
42.2$18,937,000 for 2009.
42.3B. EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

42.4    Sec. 8. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
42.5    Subd. 2. Charter school building lease aid. For building lease aid under Minnesota
42.6Statutes, section 124D.11, subdivision 4:
42.7
42.8
$
31,875,000
32,817,000
.....
2008
42.9
42.10
$
36,193,000
37,527,000
.....
2009
42.11    The 2008 appropriation includes $2,814,000 for 2007 and $29,061,000 $30,003,000
42.12for 2008.
42.13    The 2009 appropriation includes $3,229,000 $3,333,000 for 2008 and $32,964,000
42.14$34,194,000 for 2009.

42.15    Sec. 9. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
42.16    Subd. 3. Charter school startup cost aid. For charter school startup cost aid
42.17under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.11:
42.18
42.19
$
1,896,000
1,801,000
.....
2008
42.20
42.21
$
2,161,000
1,987,000
.....
2009
42.22    The 2008 appropriation includes $241,000 $239,000 for 2007 and $1,655,000
42.23$1,562,000 for 2008.
42.24    The 2009 appropriation includes $183,000 $173,000 for 2008 and $1,978,000
42.25$1,814,000 for 2009.

42.26    Sec. 10. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 4, is amended to
42.27read:
42.28    Subd. 4. Integration aid. For integration aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
42.29124D.86, subdivision 5 :
43.1
43.2
$
61,769,000
59,036,000
.....
2008
43.3
43.4
$
61,000,000
62,448,000
.....
2009
43.5    The 2008 appropriation includes $5,824,000 for 2007 and $55,945,000 $53,212,000
43.6for 2008.
43.7    The 2009 appropriation includes $6,216,000 $5,912,000 for 2008 and $54,784,000
43.8$56,536,000 for 2009.

43.9    Sec. 11. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 6, is amended to
43.10read:
43.11    Subd. 6. Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants. For
43.12interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
43.13section 124D.87:
43.14
43.15
$
9,639,000
9,901,000
.....
2008
43.16
43.17
$
11,567,000
11,881,000
.....
2009

43.18    Sec. 12. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 2, section 46, subdivision 9, is amended to
43.19read:
43.20    Subd. 9. Tribal contract schools. For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota
43.21Statutes, section 124D.83:
43.22
43.23
$
2,238,000
2,207,000
.....
2008
43.24
43.25
$
2,422,000
2,392,000
.....
2009
43.26    The 2008 appropriation includes $204,000 for 2007 and $2,034,000 $2,003,000
43.27for 2008.
43.28    The 2009 appropriation includes $226,000 $222,000 for 2008 and $2,196,000
43.29$2,170,000 for 2009.
43.30C. SPECIAL PROGRAMS

44.1    Sec. 13. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 3, section 24, subdivision 3, is amended to
44.2read:
44.3    Subd. 3. Aid for children with disabilities. For aid under Minnesota Statutes,
44.4section 125A.75, subdivision 3, for children with disabilities placed in residential facilities
44.5within the district boundaries for whom no district of residence can be determined:
44.6
44.7
$
1,538,000
2,086,000
.....
2008
44.8
44.9
$
1,729,000
2,282,000
.....
2009
44.10    If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
44.11year is available.

44.12    Sec. 14. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 3, section 24, subdivision 4, is amended to
44.13read:
44.14    Subd. 4. Travel for home-based services. For aid for teacher travel for home-based
44.15services under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1:
44.16
$
254,000207,000
.....
2008
44.17
$
284,000227,000
.....
2009
44.18    The 2008 appropriation includes $22,000 for 2007 and $232,000 $185,000 for 2008.
44.19    The 2009 appropriation includes $25,000 $20,000 for 2008 and $259,000 $207,000
44.20for 2009.
44.21D. FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

44.22    Sec. 15. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 4, section 16, subdivision 2, is amended to
44.23read:
44.24    Subd. 2. Health and safety revenue. For health and safety aid according to
44.25Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.57, subdivision 5:
44.26
$
190,000254,000
.....
2008
44.27
$
179,000103,000
.....
2009
44.28    The 2008 appropriation includes $20,000 for 2007 and $170,000 $234,000 for 2008.
44.29    The 2009 appropriation includes $18,000 $26,000 for 2008 and $161,000 $77,000
44.30for 2009.

45.1    Sec. 16. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 4, section 16, subdivision 3, is amended to
45.2read:
45.3    Subd. 3. Debt service equalization. For debt service aid according to Minnesota
45.4Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6:
45.5
45.6
$
14,813,000
14,814,000
.....
2008
45.7
45.8
$
11,124,000
9,109,000
.....
2009
45.9    The 2008 appropriation includes $1,767,000 $1,766,000 for 2007 and $13,046,000
45.10$13,048,000 for 2008.
45.11    The 2009 appropriation includes $1,450,000 $1,449,000 for 2008 and $9,674,000
45.12$7,660,000 for 2009.

45.13    Sec. 17. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 4, section 16, subdivision 6, is amended to
45.14read:
45.15    Subd. 6. Deferred maintenance aid. For deferred maintenance aid, according to
45.16Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.591, subdivision 4:
45.17
45.18
$
3,290,000
3,232,000
.....
2008
45.19
45.20
$
2,667,000
2,627,000
.....
2009
45.21    The 2008 appropriation includes $0 for 2007 and $3,290,000 $3,232,000 for 2008.
45.22    The 2009 appropriation includes $365,000 $359,000 for 2008 and $2,302,000
45.23$2,268,000 for 2009.

45.24    Sec. 18. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 4, section 16, subdivision 8, is amended to
45.25read:
45.26    Subd. 8. School technology and operating capital aid grants. For school
45.27technology and operating capital grants under section 11:
45.28
45.29
$
38,145,000
38,236,000
.....
2008
45.30
45.31
$
52,676,000
52,454,000
.....
2009
46.1    This is a onetime appropriation.
46.2E. NUTRITION AND ACCOUNTING

46.3    Sec. 19. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 5, section 13, subdivision 2, is amended to
46.4read:
46.5    Subd. 2. School lunch. For school lunch aid according to Minnesota Statutes,
46.6section 124D.111, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 210.17:
46.7
46.8
$
12,022,000
12,094,000
.....
2008
46.9
46.10
$
12,166,000
12,394,000
.....
2009

46.11    Sec. 20. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 5, section 13, subdivision 4, is amended to
46.12read:
46.13    Subd. 4. Summer food service replacement aid. For summer food service
46.14replacement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.119:
46.15
$
150,000127,000
.....
2008
46.16
$
150,000
.....
2009
46.17F. EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ADULT PROGRAMS

46.18    Sec. 21. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 9, section 17, subdivision 2, is amended to
46.19read:
46.20    Subd. 2. Early childhood family education aid. For early childhood family
46.21education aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:
46.22
46.23
$
21,106,000
21,092,000
.....
2008
46.24
46.25
$
29,601,000
29,324,000
.....
2009
46.26    The 2008 appropriation includes $1,796,000 for 2007 and $19,310,000 $19,296,000
46.27for 2008.
46.28    The 2009 appropriation includes $2,145,000 $2,144,000 for 2008 and $27,456,000
46.29$27,180,000 for 2009.

47.1    Sec. 22. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 9, section 17, subdivision 3, is amended to
47.2read:
47.3    Subd. 3. School readiness. For revenue for school readiness programs under
47.4Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.15 and 124D.16:
47.5
47.6
$
9,995,000
9,987,000
.....
2008
47.7
$
10,095,000
.....
2009
47.8    The 2008 appropriation includes $909,000 $901,000 for 2007 and $9,086,000 for
47.92008.
47.10    The 2009 appropriation includes $1,009,000 for 2008 and $9,086,000 for 2009.

47.11    Sec. 23. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 9, section 17, subdivision 8, is amended to
47.12read:
47.13    Subd. 8. Community education aid. For community education aid under
47.14Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.20:
47.15
47.16
$
1,307,000
1,299,000
.....
2008
47.17
$
816,000796,000
.....
2009
47.18    The 2008 appropriation includes $195,000 for 2007 and $1,112,000 $1,104,000
47.19for 2008.
47.20    The 2009 appropriation includes $123,000 $122,000 for 2008 and $693,000
47.21$674,000 for 2009.

47.22    Sec. 24. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 9, section 17, subdivision 9, is amended to
47.23read:
47.24    Subd. 9. Adults with disabilities program aid. For adults with disabilities
47.25programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.56:
47.26
$
710,000709,000
.....
2008
47.27
$
710,000
.....
2009
47.28    The 2008 appropriation includes $71,000 $70,000 for 2007 and $639,000 for 2008.
47.29    The 2009 appropriation includes $71,000 for 2008 and $639,000 for 2009.
48.1    School districts operating existing adults with disabilities programs that are not fully
48.2funded shall receive full funding for the program beginning in fiscal year 2008 before the
48.3commissioner awards grants to other districts.

48.4    Sec. 25. Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 9, section 17, subdivision 13, is amended to
48.5read:
48.6    Subd. 13. Adult basic education aid. For adult basic education aid under
48.7Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.531:
48.8
48.9
$
40,347,000
40,344,000
.....
2008
48.10
48.11
$
41,745,000
41,712,000
.....
2009
48.12    The 2008 appropriation includes $3,759,000 for 2007 and $36,588,000 $36,585,000
48.13for 2008.
48.14    The 2009 appropriation includes $4,065,000 for 2008 and $37,680,000 $37,647,000
48.15for 2009.

48.16ARTICLE 4
48.17HIGHER EDUCATION

48.18
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
48.19    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations from the general
48.20fund made in this article.
48.21
2008
2009
Total
48.22
48.23
Minnesota Office of Higher
Education
$
-0-
$
(1,381,000)
$
(1,381,000)
48.24
48.25
48.26
Board of Trustees of the
Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities
(1,000,000)
(6,880,000)
(7,880,000)
48.27
48.28
Board of Regents of the
University of Minnesota
(6,150,000)
(6,150,000)
(12,300,000)
48.29
Total
$
(7,150,000)
$
(14,411,000)
$
(21,561,000)

48.30
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
49.1    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
49.2in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 144, article 1, to
49.3the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
49.4general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
49.5each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the addition to
49.6or subtraction from the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year
49.7ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. Supplemental appropriations and
49.8reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are effective the day
49.9following final enactment. "The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is fiscal
49.10year 2009. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2008 and 2009.
49.11
APPROPRIATIONS
49.12
Available for the Year
49.13
Ending June 30
49.14
2008
2009

49.15
49.16
Sec. 3. MINNESOTA OFFICE OF HIGHER
EDUCATION
49.17
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
-0-
$
(1,381,000)
49.18The amounts that must be reduced for
49.19each purpose are specified in the following
49.20subdivisions.
49.21
Subd. 2.Interstate Tuition Reciprocity
-0-
(250,000)
49.22
Subd. 3.Minnesota College Savings Plan
-0-
(1,020,000)
49.23The budget base for the Minnesota college
49.24savings plan for fiscal year 2010 is
49.25$1,020,000.
49.26
Subd. 4.Agency Administration
-0-
(111,000)
49.27
Subd. 5.Cancellation
49.28By June 30, 2009, the commissioner of
49.29finance shall cancel to the general fund
49.30$90,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2005,
49.31chapter 107, article 1, section 2, subdivision
50.112, to upgrade computer program application
50.2software related to state grant awards.
50.3
Subd. 6.Transfers In
50.4The commissioner of finance must transfer
50.5$18,000 to the general fund from the
50.6technology carryforward account in the
50.7special revenue fund by June 30, 2008.
50.8The commissioner of finance must transfer
50.9$100,000 to the general fund from the private
50.10institutions regulation accounts in the special
50.11revenue fund by June 30, 2009.

50.12
50.13
50.14
Sec. 4. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES
50.15
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
(1,000,000)
$
(6,880,000)
50.16The amounts that must be reduced or
50.17added for each purpose are specified in the
50.18following subdivisions.
50.19
Subd. 2.General Reduction
(1,000,000)
(7,600,000)
50.20Of this reduction, $5,000,000 is from
50.21the appropriations for technology and
50.22$1,000,000 is from the central reserves.
50.23The remainder is from the Office of the
50.24Chancellor budget.
50.25The reductions in this subdivision must not
50.26result in reductions to any of the campuses
50.27of the Minnesota State Colleges and
50.28Universities, must not reduce the technology
50.29expenditures or grants to the campuses, and
50.30must not increase any assessments to the
50.31campuses from the Office of the Chancellor.
51.1The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
51.2Colleges and Universities must reallocate
51.3$9,000,000 of state appropriations to reduce
51.4student tuition increases to two percent
51.5at state colleges and three percent at state
51.6universities and must not increase student
51.7fees beyond the amount that is currently
51.8planned for the next academic year.
51.9The legislature intends that by reducing
51.10tuition increases, the student's share of
51.11educational costs are decreased and the
51.12state's share of educational costs are
51.13increased, consistent with the funding policy
51.14in Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.01. The
51.15legislature's goal is to begin progress over the
51.16next eight years to achieve a two-thirds state
51.17share of educational costs and a one-third
51.18student share as specified in Minnesota
51.19Statutes, section 135A.01.
51.20From the appropriation in Laws 2007, chapter
51.21144, article 1, section 4, subdivision 1, the
51.22Board of Trustees shall allocate funding to
51.23campuses that lost revenue as a result of the
51.24decision in this law to eliminate nonresident
51.25undergraduate tuition at specified campuses.
51.26
Subd. 3.Power of You Program
-0-
600,000
51.27This appropriation is for the continuation of
51.28the power of you program at Metropolitan
51.29State University, Minneapolis Community
51.30and Technical College, and St. Paul College
51.31under Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.19.
51.32The board of trustees shall allocate the
51.33power of you funds to Metropolitan State
52.1University, Minneapolis Community and
52.2Technical College, and St. Paul College.
52.3The funds must be used for financial aid
52.4for eligible students. This appropriation is
52.5available to the extent it is matched with an
52.6equal amount of nonstate money.
52.7This is a onetime appropriation.
52.8
52.9
Subd. 4.Teachers of Diverse Backgrounds
Financial Aid Pilot Program
-0-
120,000
52.10For a teachers of diverse backgrounds
52.11financial aid pilot program, to be
52.12implemented by (1) Winona State University
52.13in partnership with the Rochester school
52.14district and (2) St. Cloud State University
52.15in partnership with the Robbinsdale school
52.16district, to increase the diversity of teachers
52.17in school districts with a significant
52.18concentration of minority students and attain
52.19the state's interest in enhancing the academic
52.20achievement of diverse student populations.
52.21A student is eligible to receive a grant
52.22under this subdivision if the student has a
52.23demonstrated interest and knowledge of
52.24diverse cultures. A preference must be given
52.25to a student whose parents did not attend
52.26college.
52.27Grants shall be made to eligible students
52.28for the student's junior and senior years in a
52.29teacher preparation program. Priority shall
52.30be given to students who are eligible for a
52.31Pell grant or a state grant under Minnesota
52.32Statutes, section 136A.121. Applications
52.33must be submitted in the form and manner
52.34and with the information required by
53.1Winona State University and St. Cloud State
53.2University.
53.3Within the limits of the appropriation,
53.4a student may receive a grant of up to
53.5$5,000 each year for a maximum of two
53.6academic years or the equivalent if the
53.7student continues to make satisfactory
53.8progress, as defined by the institution, toward
53.9a baccalaureate degree in education.
53.10This is a onetime appropriation.
53.11
Subd. 5.System Base Reduced
53.12The system base is reduced by $7,700,000
53.13each year in fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

53.14
53.15
Sec. 5. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
53.16
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
(6,150,000)
$
(6,150,000)
53.17The amounts that must be reduced or
53.18added for each purpose are specified in the
53.19following subdivisions.
53.20
Subd. 2.General Reduction
(6,150,000)
(6,150,000)
53.21
Subd. 3.Restriction on Tuition Increase
53.22The Board of Regents must not increase
53.23student tuition or fees beyond the amount
53.24currently planned for the 2008-2009
53.25academic year.
53.26
Subd. 4.System Base Reduced
53.27The system base is reduced by $8,700,000
53.28in fiscal year 2010 and $8,700,000 in fiscal
53.29year 2011.

53.30    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136A.101, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
54.1    Subd. 8. Resident student. "Resident student" means a student who meets one of
54.2the following conditions:
54.3    (1) a student who has resided in Minnesota for purposes other than postsecondary
54.4education for at least 12 months without being enrolled at a postsecondary educational
54.5institution for more than five credits in any term;
54.6    (2) a dependent student whose parent or legal guardian resides in Minnesota at the
54.7time the student applies;
54.8    (3) a student who graduated from a Minnesota high school, if the student was a
54.9resident of Minnesota during the student's period of attendance at the Minnesota high
54.10school and the student is physically attending a Minnesota postsecondary educational
54.11institution;
54.12    (4) a student who, after residing in the state for a minimum of one year, earned a
54.13high school equivalency certificate in Minnesota;
54.14    (5) a member, spouse, or dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United
54.15States stationed in Minnesota on active federal military service as defined in section
54.16190.05 , subdivision 5c;
54.17    (6) a spouse or dependent of a veteran, as defined in section 197.447, if the veteran
54.18is a Minnesota resident;
54.19    (7) a person or spouse of a person who relocated to Minnesota from an area that
54.20is declared a presidential disaster area within the preceding 12 months if the disaster
54.21interrupted the person's postsecondary education; or
54.22    (7) (8) a person defined as a refugee under United States Code, title 8, section
54.231101(a)(42), who, upon arrival in the United States, moved to Minnesota and has
54.24continued to reside in Minnesota.

54.25    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 136A.121, subdivision 7a,
54.26is amended to read:
54.27    Subd. 7a. Surplus appropriation. If the amount appropriated is determined by the
54.28office to be more than sufficient to fund projected grant demand in the second year of the
54.29biennium, the office may increase the living and miscellaneous expense allowance in the
54.30second year of the biennium by up to an amount that retains sufficient appropriations
54.31to fund the projected grant demand. The adjustment may be made one or more times.
54.32In making the determination that there are more than sufficient funds, the office shall
54.33balance the need for sufficient resources to meet the projected demand for grants with the
54.34goal of fully allocating the appropriation for state grants. An increase in the living and
55.1miscellaneous expense allowance under this subdivision does not carry forward into a
55.2subsequent biennium. This subdivision expires June 30, 2009.

55.3    Sec. 8. [136F.19] POWER OF YOU PROGRAM.
55.4    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The board shall establish and operate through
55.5each campus a power of you program at Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis
55.6Community and Technical College, and St. Paul College. The program shall, to the
55.7extent of available funding, make grants to eligible students. Each campus shall develop
55.8partnerships with high schools and school districts as part of the program. The board may
55.9accept and expend private funding for the program.
55.10    Subd. 2. Grants. A campus shall establish procedures to select recipients of grants.
55.11A grant award shall be equal to the amount remaining after deducting the student's Pell
55.12grant award and state grant award from the institution's tuition and mandatory fee charges.
55.13    Subd. 3. Eligible students. A student is eligible to receive a grant under this section
55.14if the student:
55.15    (1) is a graduate from a public Minneapolis or St. Paul high school;
55.16    (2) is enrolled full time immediately after graduation;
55.17    (3) was a participant in a power of you program as a high school student; and
55.18    (4) is eligible for a Pell grant or a state grant under section 136A.121.
55.19    Subd. 4. Information. The institutions implementing the power of you program
55.20shall disseminate information to all MnSCU institutions about their experience in
55.21implementing the program.
55.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

55.23    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136G.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
55.24    Subdivision 1. Matching grant qualification. By June 30 July 1 of each year, a
55.25state matching grant must be added to each account established under the program if
55.26the following conditions are met:
55.27    (1) the contributor applies, in writing in a form prescribed by the director, for a
55.28matching grant;
55.29    (2) a minimum contribution of $200 was made during the preceding calendar year;
55.30    (3) the beneficiary's family meets Minnesota college savings plan residency
55.31requirements; and
55.32    (4) the family income of the beneficiary did not exceed $80,000.
56.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008, for payments due July
56.21, 2009, and thereafter.

56.3    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299A.45, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
56.4    Subdivision 1. Eligibility. Following certification A person is eligible to receive
56.5educational benefits under this section if the person:
56.6    (1) is certified under section 299A.44 and in compliance with this section and rules
56.7of the commissioner of public safety and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education,;
56.8    (2) is enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program after June 30, 1990,
56.9at an eligible Minnesota institution as provided in section 136A.101, subdivision 4;
56.10    (3) has not receive a baccalaureate degree or been enrolled full time for ten semesters
56.11or the equivalent, except that a student who withdraws from enrollment for active military
56.12service is entitled to an additional semester or the equivalent of eligibility; and
56.13    (4) is related in one of the following ways to a public safety officer killed in the
56.14line of duty on or after January 1, 1973:
56.15    (i) as a dependent children child less than 23 years of age and the;
56.16    (ii) as a surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty on
56.17or after January 1, 1973, are eligible to receive educational benefits under this section.
56.18To qualify for an award, they must be enrolled in undergraduate degree or certificate
56.19programs after June 30, 1990, at an eligible Minnesota institution as provided in section
56.20136A.101, subdivision 4. A student who withdraws from enrollment for active military
56.21service is entitled to an additional semester or the equivalent of grant eligibility. Persons
56.22who have received a baccalaureate degree or have been enrolled full time or the equivalent
56.23of ten semesters or the equivalent, whichever occurs first, are no longer eligible.; or
56.24    (iii) as a dependent child less than 30 years of age who has served on active military
56.25duty 181 consecutive days or more and has been honorably discharged or released to the
56.26dependent child's reserve or National Guard unit.

56.27    Sec. 11. Laws 2007, chapter 144, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
56.28
Subd. 2. State Grants
147,400,000
144,138,000
56.29If the appropriation in this subdivision for
56.30either year is insufficient, the appropriation
56.31for the other year is available for it.
56.32For the biennium, the tuition maximum for
56.33students in four-year programs is $9,838 in
57.1each year for students in four-year programs,
57.2and for students in two-year programs, is
57.3$6,114 in the first year and $5,808 in the
57.4second year.
57.5This appropriation sets the living and
57.6miscellaneous expense allowance at $5,900
57.7each the first year and $6,200 the second
57.8year.

57.9    Sec. 12. Laws 2007, chapter 144, article 1, section 5, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
57.10
57.11
Subd. 5. University of Minnesota and Mayo
Foundation Partnership
25,000,000
-0-
57.12For the direct and indirect expenses of the
57.13collaborative research partnership between
57.14the University of Minnesota and the Mayo
57.15Foundation for research in biotechnology
57.16and medical genomics. For fiscal years 2010
57.17and 2011, the base shall be $8,000,000 in
57.18each year. This appropriation is available
57.19until expended. An annual report on the
57.20expenditure of these funds must be submitted
57.21to the governor, the chair of the house
57.22bioscience and emerging technologies
57.23committee, and the chairs of the senate and
57.24house committees responsible for higher
57.25education and economic development by
57.26June 30 of each fiscal year. At a minimum,
57.27the report must include information on
57.28the number of patents, disclosures, and
57.29licensing agreements; the amount generated
57.30in royalties and how the royalty money is
57.31spent; and the number of companies created,
57.32where they are located, how many jobs are
57.33created, and the amount of venture capital
57.34raised.

58.1ARTICLE 5
58.2ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

58.3
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
58.4    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
58.5in this article.
58.6
2008
2009
Total
58.7
General
$
(328,000)
$
(2,728,000)
$
(3,056,000)
58.8
Environmental
-0-
134,000
134,000
58.9
Natural Resources
50,000
2,523,000
2,573,000
58.10
Game and Fish
123,000
631,000
754,000
58.11
Total
$
(155,000)
$
560,000
$
405,000

58.12
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
58.13    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
58.14in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, to
58.15the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
58.16general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
58.17each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the addition
58.18to or subtraction from the appropriation listed under them is available for the fiscal year
58.19ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. Supplemental appropriations and
58.20reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are effective the
58.21day following final enactment.
58.22
APPROPRIATIONS
58.23
Available for the Year
58.24
Ending June 30
58.25
2008
2009

58.26
Sec. 3. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
$
-0-
$
(469,000)
58.27
Appropriations by Fund
58.28
General
-0-
(603,000)
58.29
Environmental Fund
-0-
134,000
58.30$623,000 is a reduction in 2009. The
58.31commissioner shall make the reduction to
59.1administrative activities in a way to minimize
59.2the effect to program operations.
59.3$134,000 in 2009 is appropriated from the
59.4environmental fund for the development
59.5and adoption of rules to regulate emission
59.6standards of motor vehicles sold in this state
59.7as authorized under the federal Clean Air
59.8Act, United States Code, title 42, section
59.97507. The base for fiscal years 2010 and
59.102011 is $114,000.
59.11$20,000 in 2009 is appropriated from the
59.12general fund for the following purposes:
59.13(1) the development of recommendations
59.14for establishing a comprehensive product
59.15stewardship approach to reducing
59.16environmental and health risks posed by
59.17the use or disposal of products. These
59.18recommendations shall be submitted to
59.19the chairs and ranking minority members
59.20of the senate and house committees with
59.21jurisdiction over environmental policy
59.22and environmental finance by January
59.2315, 2009. The recommendations shall
59.24include, at a minimum: a set of criteria to
59.25be used to evaluate products proposed for
59.26product stewardship solutions; a process for
59.27designating products for product stewardship
59.28solutions and the role the legislature would
59.29play in that process; typical components
59.30of product stewardship plans; options to
59.31facilitate the creation of industry-managed
59.32stewardship management organizations;
59.33methods to identify and monitor progress
59.34toward stewardship performance goals for
59.35specific products; and strategies to implement
60.1the use of standards, certifications, and
60.2eco-labels to promote environmentally
60.3preferable products. To the extent possible,
60.4the recommendations must be consistent
60.5with existing product stewardship programs
60.6in North America. In developing the
60.7recommendations, the commissioner must
60.8consult with manufacturers, retailers,
60.9recyclers, environmental advocacy
60.10organizations, local units of government, and
60.11other interested parties;
60.12(2) a report to be submitted by December
60.131, 2008, to the chairs and ranking minority
60.14members of the senate and house committees
60.15with primary jurisdiction over solid waste
60.16policy, analyzing the availability of collection
60.17and processing capacity in the seven-county
60.18metropolitan area for the recycling of
60.19construction and demolition waste. The
60.20report must recommend a percentage of the
60.21total weight of construction and demolition
60.22waste generated in the seven-county
60.23metropolitan area that represents an
60.24achievable but aggressive recycling goal that
60.25can be reached in 2012 and must include an
60.26analysis of the economic and environmental
60.27costs and benefits of reaching that goal; and
60.28(3) a report to be submitted by January 1,
60.292009, to the chairs and ranking minority
60.30members of the senate and house committees
60.31with primary jurisdiction over solid waste
60.32policy, that recommends options for
60.33achieving the following goals by 2020: an
60.34increase in county recycling rates to 60
60.35percent of the weight of total solid waste
60.36generation; and the diversion, prior to
61.1delivery to landfills and waste-to-energy
61.2plants, and recycling and reuse of an amount
61.3of source-separated compostable materials
61.4equal to 15 percent of total solid waste
61.5generation. The commissioner must obtain
61.6input from counties inside and outside the
61.7seven-county metropolitan area, recycling
61.8and composting facilities, waste haulers,
61.9environmental organizations, and other
61.10interested parties in preparing the report.
61.11The report must also contain estimates of
61.12the economic costs of implementing the
61.13strategies. This is a onetime appropriation.

61.14
Sec. 4. NATURAL RESOURCES
61.15
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
(155,000)
$
594,000
61.16
Appropriations by Fund
61.17
General
(328,000)
(2,260,000)
61.18
Natural Resources
50,000
2,223,000
61.19
Game and Fish
123,000
631,000
61.20The appropriation additions or reductions
61.21for each purpose are shown in the following
61.22subdivisions.
61.23
Subd. 2.Lands and Minerals
-0-
(225,000)
61.24
Appropriations by Fund
61.25
General
-0-
(425,000)
61.26
Natural Resources
-0-
200,000
61.27$200,000 in 2009 is a general reduction in
61.28lands and minerals administration.
61.29$124,000 in 2009 is a reduction from the
61.30appropriation for iron ore cooperative
61.31agreements.
62.1$101,000 in 2009 is a reduction from the
62.2appropriation for minerals diversification.
62.3$200,000 in 2009 is appropriated from the
62.4natural resources fund for the administration
62.5and monitoring of permits to mine
62.6ferrous metals under Minnesota Statutes,
62.7section 93.481. By January 15, 2009,
62.8the commissioner shall report to the
62.9legislature and the chairs of the senate and
62.10house committees with jurisdiction over
62.11environment and natural resources finance
62.12on the establishment of a permit to mine
62.13application fee schedule that is based on
62.14the actual costs of issuing and monitoring
62.15individual permits and any necessary
62.16legislation needed to cover the costs of
62.17issuing and monitoring the permits for the
62.18next biennium.
62.19
Subd. 3.Water Resource Management
(98,000)
10,000
62.20
Appropriations by Fund
62.21
General
(98,000)
(90,000)
62.22
Natural Resources
-0-
100,000
62.23$38,000 is a reduction in 2009 attributable to
62.24the modification of reporting requirements
62.25under Minnesota Statutes, section 103A.43.
62.26By January 15, 2009, the Mississippi
62.27Headwaters Board, established under
62.28Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.367, shall
62.29submit a report to the chairs of the senate
62.30and house committees and divisions with
62.31jurisdiction over the environment and natural
62.32resources on how the board will meet its
62.33responsibility to protect and enhance the
62.34Mississippi River and related shoreland as
63.1required by Minnesota Statutes, section
63.2103F.367. In preparing the report, the
63.3Mississippi Headwaters Board shall hold two
63.4public input meetings in the area.
63.5$100,000 in 2009 is from the water recreation
63.6account in the natural resources fund for
63.7rulemaking on structures in public waters.
63.8This is a onetime appropriation.
63.9$22,000 in 2009 is a reduction from the
63.10appropriation for ring dikes under Minnesota
63.11Statutes, section 103F.161.
63.12$30,000 is a reduction in 2009 from the
63.13appropriation for grants associated with the
63.14implementation of the Red River mediation
63.15agreement.
63.16$98,000 is a reduction in 2008 from a
63.17onetime appropriation for impaired waters.
63.18
Subd. 4.Forest Management
-0-
250,000
63.19$53,000 in 2009 is for the Forest Resources
63.20Council to conduct a study of options and
63.21make recommendations to the legislature
63.22for addressing the fragmentation and
63.23parcelization of large blocks of private
63.24forest land in the state. This is a onetime
63.25appropriation.
63.26$197,000 in 2009 is for a grant to the
63.27University of Minnesota for the Interagency
63.28Information Cooperative to develop a
63.29common forest inventory format describing
63.30key attributes of Minnesota's public forest
63.31land base, growth models for managed forest
63.32stands, a forest wildlife habitat model format,
63.33and an information database on the state's
63.34family forest ownership.
64.1
Subd. 5.Parks and Recreation Management
50,000
-0-
64.2
Appropriations by Fund
64.3
General
-0-
(220,000)
64.4
Natural Resources
50,000
220,000
64.5$220,000 in 2009 is a reduction for parks and
64.6recreation management.
64.7$220,000 in 2009 is from the state parks
64.8account in the natural resources fund to
64.9fund state park operations, maintenance,
64.10resource management, educational services,
64.11and associated support costs.
64.12$50,000 in 2008 from the natural resources
64.13fund is for grants to local units of government
64.14for up to 75 percent of the cost of meeting
64.15the equipment requirements for public
64.16pools under Minnesota Statutes, section
64.17144.1222, subdivision 1d, paragraph (a), if
64.18enacted. The maximum grant is $10,000
64.19per pool upgraded. Priority shall be given
64.20to local government applicants seeking
64.21assistance in installing a secondary suction
64.22or drainage outlet for the public pool where
64.23a fee is not charged for use of the pool.
64.24The commissioner shall consult with the
64.25commissioner of health in awarding the
64.26grants. Of this amount, notwithstanding
64.27the restrictions under Minnesota Statutes,
64.28section 297A.94, $25,000 is from the revenue
64.29deposited in the natural resources fund
64.30under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
64.31paragraph (e), clause (3), and $25,000 is
64.32from the revenue deposited in the natural
64.33resources fund under Minnesota Statutes,
65.1section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause
65.2(4). This is a onetime appropriation and is
65.3available until June 30, 2009.
65.4
Subd. 6.Trails and Waterways Management
-0-
1,085,000
65.5
Appropriations by Fund
65.6
General
-0-
(50,000)
65.7
Natural Resources
-0-
1,135,000
65.8Beginning in 2009, $300,000 each year is
65.9from the all-terrain vehicle account in the
65.10natural resources fund for monitoring and
65.11maintenance of newly designated trails.
65.12$700,000 in 2009 is from the natural
65.13resources fund for the development of
65.14the Virginia site and connecting trails
65.15for the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle
65.16Recreation Area. Of this amount, $400,000
65.17is from the all-terrain vehicle account,
65.18$75,000 is from the off-highway motorcycle
65.19account, $125,000 is from the off-road
65.20vehicle account, and $100,000 is from
65.21the snowmobile trails and enforcement
65.22account. $300,000 is from federal money
65.23allocated for motorized recreation. This is
65.24a onetime appropriation. The appropriation
65.25is available until expended for the design
65.26and development of an underpass for
65.27off-highway vehicles on Highway 135 in the
65.28city of Gilbert. None of these funds may be
65.29expended until all property as identified in
65.30the master plan has been acquired. This is a
65.31onetime appropriation.
65.32$100,000 in 2009 is from the all-terrain
65.33vehicle account in the natural resources
65.34fund for a grant to the city of Hoyt Lakes to
66.1convert the Moose Trail snowmobile trail
66.2to a dual usage trail, so that it may also
66.3be used as an Off-Highway Vehicle trail
66.4connecting the city of Biwabik to the Iron
66.5Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
66.6Area. This is a onetime appropriation.
66.7$50,000 in 2009 is a reduction from the
66.8appropriation for nonmotorized trails.
66.9$35,000 in 2009 is from the all-terrain
66.10vehicle account in the natural resources fund
66.11for all-terrain vehicle grants-in-aid.
66.12
Subd. 7.Fish and Wildlife Management
123,000
119,000
66.13
Appropriations by Fund
66.14
General
-0-
(427,000)
66.15
Game and Fish
123,000
546,000
66.16$329,000 in 2009 is a reduction for fish and
66.17wildlife management.
66.18$46,000 in 2009 is a reduction in the
66.19appropriation for the Minnesota Shooting
66.20Sports Education Center.
66.21$52,000 in 2009 is a reduction for licensing.
66.22$123,000 in 2008 and $246,000 in 2009 are
66.23from the game and fish fund to implement
66.24fish virus surveillance, prepare infrastructure
66.25to handle possible outbreaks, and implement
66.26control procedures for highest risk waters
66.27and fish production operations. This is a
66.28onetime appropriation.
66.29Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
66.30297A.94, paragraph (e), $300,000 in 2009
66.31is from the second year appropriation in
66.32Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4,
67.1subdivision 7, from the heritage enhancement
67.2account in the game and fish fund to
67.3study, predesign, and design shooting sports
67.4facilities at the Vermillion Highlands Wildlife
67.5Management Area authorized by Laws 2007,
67.6chapter 57, article 1, section 168. This is
67.7available onetime only and is available until
67.8expended.
67.9$300,000 in 2009 is appropriated from the
67.10game and fish fund for only activities that
67.11improve, enhance, or protect fish and wildlife
67.12resources. This is a onetime appropriation.
67.13
Subd. 8.Ecological Services
(230,000)
-0-
67.14$230,000 in 2008 is a reduction from the
67.15appropriation for impaired waters.
67.16By June 30, 2008, the commissioner of
67.17finance shall transfer $594,000 from the
67.18water recreation account in the natural
67.19resources fund to the invasive species
67.20account in the natural resources fund for
67.21invasive species-related expenses.
67.22
Subd. 9.Enforcement
-0-
110,000
67.23
Appropriations by Fund
67.24
General
-0-
(543,000)
67.25
Natural Resources
-0-
568,000
67.26
Game and Fish
-0-
85,000
67.27$543,000 in 2009 is a reduction in
67.28enforcement operations. $75,000 of
67.29this reduction is for conservation officer
67.30recruiting and $85,000 of this reduction is
67.31for advanced hunter education.
68.1$383,000 in 2009 is from the water recreation
68.2account in the natural resources fund for
68.3enforcement operations.
68.4$185,000 in 2009 is from the all-terrain
68.5vehicle account in the natural resources
68.6fund for grants to county law enforcement
68.7agencies for all-terrain vehicle enforcement
68.8and public education activities based on
68.9all-terrain vehicle use in the county.
68.10$85,000 in 2009 is from the game and fish
68.11fund for advanced hunter education.
68.12
Subd. 10.Operations Support
-0-
(755,000)
68.13$755,000 is a reduction to the department's
68.14administration costs in fiscal year 2009. The
68.15commissioner shall make these reductions
68.16throughout the agency through reduction
68.17in travel, administrative costs, and vacancy
68.18management.
68.19The department's administration base is
68.20reduced by $255,000 in fiscal years 2010 and
68.212011.

68.22
68.23
Sec. 5. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
$
-0-
$
235,000
68.24$200,000 in 2009 is a reduction from the
68.25appropriation for county cooperative weed
68.26management programs.
68.27$47,000 is a reduction in 2009 from the
68.28appropriation for cost-sharing contracts to
68.29establish native buffers. This is a onetime
68.30reduction.
69.1$68,000 in 2009 is a reduction from the
69.2appropriation for the drainage assistance
69.3program.
69.4$450,000 in 2009 is for implementing
69.5rehabilitation, erosion, and sediment control
69.6projects in the area included in DR-1717.
69.7Funds appropriated or transferred and
69.8waivers previously authorized to the board
69.9for DR-1717 flood relief and recovery as
69.10provided in Laws 2007, First Special Session
69.11chapter 2, are available and applicable until
69.12June 30, 2010. The board may use money
69.13from this appropriation to implement federal
69.14funding for projects in the area. The base
69.15for 2010 is $275,000 and the base for 2011
69.16is $0. This appropriation is available until
69.17expended.
69.18$100,000 in 2009 is for a grant to the Star
69.19Lake Board established in new Minnesota
69.20Statutes, section 103B.702. The board may
69.21use up to ten percent of the appropriation for
69.22administration and initial meeting of the Star
69.23Lake Board. This is a onetime appropriation.
69.24To the extent possible prairie restorations
69.25paid for in whole or in part by appropriations
69.26to the board must be made using best
69.27management practices for native prairie
69.28restoration as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
69.29section 84.02, subdivision 2.

69.30
Sec. 6. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
-0-
$
200,000
69.31
Appropriations by Fund
69.32
General
-0-
(100,000)
69.33
Natural Resources
-0-
300,000
70.1$300,000 in fiscal year 2009 is reduced
70.2from money appropriated from the general
70.3fund for metropolitan area regional parks
70.4maintenance and operations under Laws
70.52007, chapter 57, article 1, section 6. This is
70.6a onetime reduction.
70.7$300,000 in fiscal year 2009 is appropriated
70.8from the natural resources fund for
70.9metropolitan area regional parks
70.10maintenance and operations. This is a
70.11onetime appropriation from the revenue
70.12deposited in the natural resources fund
70.13under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
70.14paragraph (e), clause (3).
70.15$200,000 in 2009 is for a grant to the
70.16city of St. Paul. This appropriation is in
70.17addition to and for the same purposes as the
70.18appropriation for a grant to the city of St.
70.19Paul for Como Zoo in Laws 2006, chapter
70.20258, section 17, subdivision 8. This is a
70.21onetime appropriation and is available until
70.22expended.

70.23
Sec. 7. TRANSFERS IN
70.24By June 30, 2009, the commissioner
70.25of finance shall transfer any remaining
70.26unappropriated balance, estimated to be
70.27$103,000, from the Minnesota future
70.28resources fund to the general fund.
70.29By June 30, 2008, the commissioner of
70.30finance shall transfer $1,400,000 from
70.31the balance in the stream protection and
70.32improvement fund to the general fund.

70.33    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.4988, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
71.1    Subd. 2. Aquatic farming license. (a) The annual fee for an aquatic farming license
71.2is $210 for the base license. The commissioner must establish an additional fee based
71.3on the acreage of the operation.
71.4    (b) The aquatic farming license may contain endorsements for the rights and
71.5privileges of the following licenses under the game and fish laws. The endorsement must
71.6be made upon payment of the license fee prescribed in section 97A.475 for the following
71.7licenses:
71.8    (1) minnow dealer license;
71.9    (2) minnow retailer license for sale of minnows as bait;
71.10    (3) minnow exporting license;
71.11    (4) aquatic farm vehicle endorsement, which includes a minnow dealer vehicle
71.12license, a minnow retailer vehicle license, an exporting minnow vehicle license, and a
71.13fish vendor license;
71.14    (5) sucker egg taking license; and
71.15    (6) game fish packers license.

71.16    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.4988, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
71.17    Subd. 3. Inspection fees. The fees for the following inspections are: The
71.18commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, establish fees for
71.19the services listed in clauses (1) to (3). The fees must be set in an amount that does not
71.20recover significantly more or less than the cost of providing the service. The fees are not
71.21subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply. The
71.22services covered under this provision include:
71.23    (1) initial inspection of each water to be licensed, $50;
71.24    (2) fish health inspection and certification, $60 plus $150 per lot thereafter including
71.25initial tissue sample collection, basic fish health assessment, viral pathogen testing, and
71.26bacteriological testing; and
71.27    (3) initial inspection for containment and quarantine facility inspections, $100.

71.28    Sec. 10. [85.53] PARKS AND TRAILS FUND.
71.29    The parks and trails fund is established in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
71.30section 15. All money earned by the parks and trails fund must be credited to the fund.
71.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2009, if the constitutional
71.32amendment proposed in Laws 2008, chapter 151, is adopted by the voters.

72.1    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 93.481, is amended by adding a subdivision
72.2to read:
72.3    Subd. 7. Mining administration account. The mining administration account is
72.4established as an account in the natural resources fund. Ferrous mining administrative fees
72.5charged to owners, operators, or managers of mines shall be credited to the account and
72.6may be appropriated to the commissioner to cover the costs of providing and monitoring
72.7permits to mine ferrous metals under this section.

72.8    Sec. 12. [94.3495] EXPEDITED EXCHANGES OF LAND INVOLVING THE
72.9STATE AND GOVERNMENTAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE.
72.10    Subdivision 1. Purpose and scope. (a) The purpose of this section is to expedite the
72.11exchange of public land ownership. Consolidation of public land reduces management
72.12costs and aids in the reduction of forest fragmentation.
72.13    (b) This section applies to exchanges of land between the state and a governmental
72.14subdivision of the state. For land exchanges under this section, sections 94.342 to 94.347
72.15apply only to the extent specified in this section.
72.16    Subd. 2. Classes of land; definitions. The classes of public land that may be
72.17involved in an expedited exchange under this section are:
72.18    (1) Class 1 land, which for the purpose of this section is Class A land as defined in
72.19section 94.342, subdivision 1, except for:
72.20    (i) school trust land as defined in section 92.025; and
72.21    (ii) university land granted to the state by acts of Congress;
72.22    (2) Class 2 land, which for the purpose of this section is Class B land as defined in
72.23section 94.342, subdivision 2; and
72.24    (3) Class 3 land, which for the purpose of this section is all land owned in fee by
72.25a governmental subdivision of the state.
72.26    Subd. 3. Valuation of land. (a) In an exchange of Class 1 land for Class 2 or 3 land,
72.27the value of all the land shall be determined by the commissioner of natural resources. In
72.28an exchange of Class 2 land for Class 3 land, the value of all the land shall be determined
72.29by the county board of the county in which the land lies. To determine the value of the
72.30land, the parties to the exchange may cause the land to be appraised, utilize the valuation
72.31process provided under section 84.0272, subdivision 3, or obtain a market analysis from a
72.32qualified real estate broker. Merchantable timber value must be determined and considered
72.33in finalizing valuation of the lands.
73.1    (b) All lands exchanged under this section shall be exchanged only for lands of
73.2at least substantially equal value. For the purposes of this subdivision, "substantially
73.3equal value" has the meaning given under section 94.343, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).
73.4No payment is due either party if the lands are of substantially equal value but are not
73.5of the same value.
73.6    Subd. 4. Title. Title to the land must be examined to the extent necessary for the
73.7parties to determine that the title is good, with any encumbrances identified. The parties to
73.8the exchange may utilize title insurance to aid in the determination.
73.9    Subd. 5. Approval by Land Exchange Board. All expedited land exchanges
73.10under this section, and the terms and conditions of the exchanges, require the unanimous
73.11approval of the Land Exchange Board.
73.12    Subd. 6. Conveyance. (a) Conveyance of Class 1 land given in exchange shall be
73.13made by deed executed by the commissioner of natural resources in the name of the
73.14state. Conveyance of Class 2 land given in exchange shall be by a deed executed by the
73.15commissioner of revenue in the name of the state. Conveyance of Class 3 land shall be by
73.16a deed executed by the governing body in the name of the governing authority.
73.17    (b) If Class 1 land is given in exchange for Class 2 or 3 land, the deed to the Class
73.182 or 3 land shall first be delivered to the commissioner of natural resources. Following
73.19the recording of the deed, the commissioner of natural resources shall deliver the deed
73.20conveying the Class 1 land.
73.21    (c) If Class 2 land is given in exchange for Class 3 land, the deed to the Class 3 land
73.22shall first be delivered to the county auditor. Following the recording of the deed, the
73.23commissioner of revenue shall deliver the deed conveying the Class 2 land.
73.24    (d) All deeds shall be recorded or registered in the county in which the lands lie.
73.25    Subd. 7. Reversionary interest; mineral and water power rights and other
73.26reservations. (a) All deeds conveying land given in an expedited land exchange under
73.27this section shall include a reverter that provides that title to the land automatically reverts
73.28to the conveying governmental unit if:
73.29    (1) the receiving governmental unit sells, exchanges, or otherwise transfers title of
73.30the land within 40 years of the date of the deed conveying ownership; and
73.31    (2) there is no prior written approval for the transfer from the conveying
73.32governmental unit. The authority for granting approval is the commissioner of natural
73.33resources for former Class 1 land, the county board for former Class 2 land, and the
73.34governing body for former Class 3 land.
74.1    (b) Class 1 land given in exchange is subject to the reservation provisions of section
74.294.343, subdivision 4. Class 2 land given in exchange is subject to the reservation
74.3provisions of section 94.344, subdivision 4. County fee land given in exchange is subject
74.4to the reservation provisions of section 373.01, subdivision 1, paragraph (g).
74.5    Subd. 8. Land status. Land received in exchange for Class 1 land is subject to the
74.6same trust, if any, and otherwise has the same status as the land given in exchange. Land
74.7received in exchange for Class 2 land is subject to a trust in favor of the governmental
74.8subdivision wherein it lies and all laws relating to tax-forfeited land. Land received in
74.9exchange for Class 3 land has the same status as the land given in exchange.

74.10    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.475, subdivision 29, is amended to read:
74.11    Subd. 29. Private fish hatcheries. The fees for the following licenses to be issued
74.12to residents and nonresidents are:
74.13    (1) for a private fish hatchery, with annual sales under $200, $70;
74.14    (2) for a private fish hatchery, with annual sales of $200 or more, $210 for the
74.15base license. The commissioner must establish an additional fee based on the acreage of
74.16the operation; and
74.17    (3) to take sucker eggs from public waters for a private fish hatchery, $400, plus
74.18$6 for each quart in excess of 100 quarts.

74.19    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103A.204, is amended to read:
74.20103A.204 GROUNDWATER POLICY.
74.21    (a) The responsibility for the protection of groundwater in Minnesota is vested
74.22in a multiagency approach to management. The following is a list of agencies and the
74.23groundwater protection areas for which the agencies are primarily responsible; the list is
74.24not intended to restrict the areas of responsibility to only those specified:
74.25    (1) Environmental Quality Board: creation of a water resources committee to
74.26coordinate coordination of state groundwater protection programs and a biennial
74.27groundwater policy report beginning in 1994 that includes, for the 1994 report, the
74.28findings in the groundwater protection report coordinated by the Pollution Control Agency
74.29for the Environmental Protection Agency;
74.30    (2) Pollution Control Agency: water quality monitoring and reporting and the
74.31development of best management practices and regulatory mechanisms for protection of
74.32groundwater from nonagricultural chemical contaminants;
74.33    (3) Department of Agriculture: sustainable agriculture, integrated pest management,
74.34water quality monitoring, and the development of best management practices and
75.1regulatory mechanisms for protection of groundwater from agricultural chemical
75.2contaminants;
75.3    (4) Board of Water and Soil Resources: reporting on groundwater education and
75.4outreach with local government officials, local water planning and management, and
75.5local cost share programs;
75.6    (5) Department of Natural Resources: water quantity monitoring and regulation,
75.7sensitivity mapping, and development of a plan for the use of integrated pest management
75.8and sustainable agriculture on state-owned lands; and
75.9    (6) Department of Health: regulation of wells and borings, and the development of
75.10health risk limits under section 103H.201.
75.11    (b) The Environmental Quality Board shall through its Water Resources Committee
75.12coordinate with representatives of all agencies prepare a report on policy issues related to
75.13its responsibilities listed in paragraph (a), citizens, and other interested groups to prepare
75.14a biennial report every even-numbered year as part of its duties described in sections
75.15103A.43 and 103B.151 and include these reports with the assessments in section 103A.43
75.16and the "Minnesota Water Plan" in section 103B.151.

75.17    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103A.43, is amended to read:
75.18103A.43 WATER ASSESSMENTS AND REPORTS.
75.19    (a) The Environmental Quality Board shall evaluate and consolidate the assessments
75.20required in paragraphs (b) and (c) with the policy report in section 103A.204 and submit a
75.21single report to the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction
75.22over the environment, natural resources, and agriculture and the Legislative-Citizen
75.23Commission on Minnesota Resources on statewide water research needs and
75.24recommended priorities for addressing these needs. Local water research needs may also
75.25be included by September 15, 2010, and every five years thereafter.
75.26    (b) The Environmental Quality Board shall work with the Pollution Control Agency
75.27and the Department of Agriculture to coordinate shall provide a biennial assessment and
75.28analysis of water quality, groundwater degradation trends, and efforts to reduce, prevent,
75.29minimize, and eliminate degradation of water. The assessment and analysis must include
75.30an analysis of relevant monitoring data.
75.31    (c) The Environmental Quality Board shall work with the Department of Natural
75.32Resources to coordinate shall provide an assessment and analysis of the quantity of surface
75.33and ground water in the state and the availability of water to meet the state's needs.
75.34    (d) The Environmental Quality Board shall coordinate and submit a report on water
75.35policy including the analyses in paragraphs (a) to (c) to the house of representatives
76.1and senate committees with jurisdiction over the environment, natural resources,
76.2and agriculture and the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources by
76.3September 15 of each even-numbered year. The report may include the groundwater
76.4policy report in section 103A.204.

76.5    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103B.151, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
76.6    Subdivision 1. Water planning. The Environmental Quality Board shall:
76.7    (1) coordinate public water resource management and regulation activities among
76.8the state agencies having jurisdiction in the area;
76.9    (2) initiate, coordinate, and continue to develop comprehensive long-range water
76.10resources planning in furtherance of the plan prepared by the Environmental Quality
76.11Board's Water Resources Committee entitled "Minnesota Water Plan," published in
76.12January 1991, by September 15, 2000, and each ten-year interval afterwards;
76.13    (3) coordinate water planning activities of local, regional, and federal bodies with
76.14state water planning and integrate these plans with state strategies;
76.15    (4) coordinate development of state water policy recommendations and priorities,
76.16and a recommended program for funding identified needs, including priorities for
76.17implementing the state water resources monitoring plan;
76.18    (5) administer federal water resources planning with multiagency interests;
76.19    (6) ensure that groundwater quality monitoring and related data is provided and
76.20integrated into the Minnesota land management information system according to
76.21published data compatibility guidelines. Costs of integrating the data in accordance with
76.22data compatibility standards must be borne by the agency generating the data;
76.23    (7) coordinate the development and evaluation of water information and education
76.24materials and resources; and
76.25    (8) coordinate the dissemination of water information and education through
76.26existing delivery systems.

76.27    Sec. 17. [103B.701] STAR LAKES.
76.28    Subdivision 1. Definition. For the purposes of this section, the term "lake
76.29association" means an association organized for the purpose of addressing issues on a
76.30specific lake or river, a lake improvement district, or a lake conservation district.
76.31    Subd. 2. Application. (a) A lake association may apply to the Star Lake Board for
76.32designation as a star lake or river. The applicant must include a copy of a star lake or
76.33river management plan for the lake or river.
77.1    (b) After review of the application, the Star Lake Board shall determine whether
77.2designation as a star lake or river will be granted. The designation as a star lake or river
77.3becomes effective the day following designation by the board. The board shall publish the
77.4decision on a star lake or river designation in the State Register, including the effective
77.5date of the designation.
77.6    (c) The star lake or river designation is effective until the earlier of:
77.7    (1) five years after the date of designation; or
77.8    (2) when the Star Lake Board finds that the lake association is not fulfilling the
77.9requirements of this section or of the star lake or river management plan submitted.
77.10    (d) Within six months before the expiration date of the designation as a star lake
77.11or river, a lake association may apply to continue the star lake or river designation under
77.12this section.
77.13    Subd. 3. Eligibility. A lake association applying for designation as a star lake
77.14or river must:
77.15    (1) develop and update a star lake or river management plan as provided in
77.16subdivision 4;
77.17    (2) maintain a membership or participation of at least 50 percent of the private
77.18shoreland owners;
77.19    (3) participate in a water quality monitoring program under section 115.06,
77.20subdivision 4, or other programs meeting Pollution Control Agency standards; and
77.21    (4) meet at least annually to review the plan and notify appropriate state agencies
77.22and local government units in the development and monitoring of the star lake or river
77.23management plan.
77.24    Subd. 4. Star lake or river management plan. (a) A star lake or river management
77.25plan must contain a baseline of the current condition of the lake or river based on scientific
77.26information and plans for addressing the following issues:
77.27    (1) increases in native vegetation in the littoral area of the lake or river, where
77.28appropriate;
77.29    (2) increases in native vegetation on the shoreline areas of the lake or river, where
77.30appropriate;
77.31    (3) prevention, reduction, or elimination of aquatic invasive species in the lake
77.32or river;
77.33    (4) increasing or maintaining a healthy diverse fishery that is appropriate for the
77.34lake or river;
77.35    (5) how the association will work with state agencies and local government units to
77.36identify water pollution sources and impairments;
78.1    (6) how the association will assist state and local programs to generate data needed
78.2by state agencies and local government units in an appropriate format;
78.3    (7) promoting compliance with adopted shoreland zoning standards and shoreland
78.4best management practices;
78.5    (8) how the lake association will assure its involvement in public input opportunities
78.6for various local comprehensive and project-specific planning and zoning processes;
78.7    (9) education and recognition opportunities for shoreland owners and other entities
78.8that conduct activities affecting the quality of the lake or river; and
78.9    (10) other activities that will coordinate with or enhance other state and local water
78.10management efforts.
78.11    (b) The star lake or river management plan shall be updated within five years of
78.12adoption by the lake association.
78.13    Subd. 5. State resources. State agencies may consider star lake or river designation
78.14in determining the allocation of financial and staff resources.

78.15    Sec. 18. [103B.702] STAR LAKE BOARD.
78.16    Subdivision 1. Establishment. (a) The Star Lake Board shall be established as a
78.17nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
78.18as amended. The Star Lake Board shall promote and designate star lakes and rivers in
78.19Minnesota under section 103B.701.
78.20    (b) The board must work with private and public entities to leverage the resources
78.21available to achieve and sustain the designation of Minnesota star lakes or rivers. The
78.22board may assist lake associations with finding appropriate technical and financial
78.23assistance and make recommendations to state agencies and local government units
78.24regarding the manner in which technical or financial assistance can be most effectively
78.25delivered. To the extent that money is available, the board may secure, provide, or
78.26recommend financial assistance to meet specific needs of lake associations, for:
78.27    (1) completing a star lake or river management plan when the lake association does
78.28not have an existing management plan and the association is committed to the goals of a
78.29plan, as specified in section 103B.701, subdivision 4; and
78.30    (2) addressing specific issues of the lake or river to achieve or maintain the goals
78.31of the lake or river management plan for lake associations that have achieved a star lake
78.32or river designation.
78.33    (c) The board shall consist of:
79.1    (1) three public members appointed by the speaker of the house, with one member
79.2representing county governments, one member representing city governments, and one
79.3member representing an organization that promotes clean lakes and rivers;
79.4    (2) three public members appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees
79.5of the Committee on Rules and Administration, with one member representing county
79.6governments, one member representing city governments, and one member representing
79.7an organization that promotes clean lakes and rivers;
79.8    (3) five members, chosen by the other board members with regard to obtaining
79.9representation from a variety of types of lakes and rivers within the state, who are from
79.10lake associations representing designated star lakes or rivers, or until July 1, 2011, are
79.11eligible to achieve star lake or river designation;
79.12    (4) one member designated by the commissioner of natural resources;
79.13    (5) one member designated by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency;
79.14    (6) one member designated by the chair of the Board of Water and Soil Resources;
79.15and
79.16    (7) one member designated by the Indian Affairs Council.
79.17    (d) By January 15 of each odd-numbered year, the board shall submit a report to the
79.18chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
79.19jurisdiction over environment policy and finance on the activities for which money has
79.20been or will be spent for the current biennium, the applications for designation, and the
79.21star lakes or rivers designated by the board.
79.22    (e) Public members appointed by the speaker of the house and the senate
79.23Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration serve at
79.24the pleasure of the appointing authority.
79.25    Subd. 2. Conflict of interest. A board member may not participate in or vote on a
79.26decision of the board relating to an organization in which the member has either a direct
79.27or indirect personal financial interest. While serving on the Star Lake Board, a member
79.28shall avoid any potential conflict of interest.
79.29    Subd. 3. Staff; contracts. The board may hire staff or enter into contracts to carry
79.30out the activities of the board.
79.31    Subd. 4. Bylaws. The board shall adopt bylaws necessary for the conduct of the
79.32business of the board consistent with this section. The corporation must publish bylaws
79.33and amendments to the bylaws in the State Register.
79.34    Subd. 5. Place of business. The board shall locate and maintain the board's place of
79.35business within the state.
80.1    Subd. 6. Chair. The board shall annually elect from among its members a chair and
80.2other officers necessary for the performance of its duties.
80.3    Subd. 7. Meetings. The board shall meet at least twice each year and may hold
80.4additional meetings upon giving notice in accordance with the bylaws of the board. Board
80.5meetings are subject to chapter 13D.
80.6    Subd. 8. Funds. The board may accept and use gifts, grants, or contributions from
80.7any source. Unless otherwise restricted by the terms of a gift or bequest, the board may
80.8sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of and invest or reinvest the money, securities, or other
80.9property given or bequested to it. The principal of these funds, the income from them, and
80.10all other revenues received by the board from any nonstate source must be placed in the
80.11depositories the board determines and is subject to expenditure for the board's purposes.
80.12    Subd. 9. Accounts; audits. The board may establish funds and accounts necessary
80.13to carry out its responsibilities. The board shall provide for and pay the cost of an
80.14independent audit of its official books and records by the legislative auditor subject to
80.15sections 3.971 and 3.972. A copy of this audit shall be filed with the secretary of state.

80.16    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.271, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
80.17    Subd. 6. Water use permit processing fee. (a) Except as described in paragraphs
80.18(b) to (f), a water use permit processing fee must be prescribed by the commissioner in
80.19accordance with the schedule of fees in this subdivision for each water use permit in force
80.20at any time during the year. The schedule is as follows, with the stated fee in each clause
80.21applied to the total amount appropriated:
80.22    (1) $101 $140 for amounts not exceeding 50,000,000 gallons per year;
80.23    (2) $3 $3.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 50,000,000 gallons
80.24but less than 100,000,000 gallons per year;
80.25    (3) $3.50 $4 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 100,000,000 gallons
80.26but less than 150,000,000 gallons per year;
80.27    (4) $4 $4.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 150,000,000 gallons
80.28but less than 200,000,000 gallons per year;
80.29    (5) $4.50 $5 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 200,000,000 gallons
80.30but less than 250,000,000 gallons per year;
80.31    (6) $5 $5.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 250,000,000 gallons
80.32but less than 300,000,000 gallons per year;
80.33    (7) $5.50 $6 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 300,000,000 gallons
80.34but less than 350,000,000 gallons per year;
81.1    (8) $6 $6.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 350,000,000 gallons
81.2but less than 400,000,000 gallons per year;
81.3    (9) $6.50 $7 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 400,000,000 gallons
81.4but less than 450,000,000 gallons per year;
81.5    (10) $7 $7.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 450,000,000 gallons
81.6but less than 500,000,000 gallons per year; and
81.7    (11) $7.50 $8 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 500,000,000 gallons
81.8per year.
81.9    (b) For once-through cooling systems, a water use processing fee must be prescribed
81.10by the commissioner in accordance with the following schedule of fees for each water use
81.11permit in force at any time during the year:
81.12    (1) for nonprofit corporations and school districts, $150 $200 per 1,000,000 gallons;
81.13and
81.14    (2) for all other users, $300 $420 per 1,000,000 gallons.
81.15    (c) The fee is payable based on the amount of water appropriated during the year
81.16and, except as provided in paragraph (f), the minimum fee is $100.
81.17    (d) For water use processing fees other than once-through cooling systems:
81.18    (1) the fee for a city of the first class may not exceed $250,000 per year;
81.19    (2) the fee for other entities for any permitted use may not exceed:
81.20    (i) $50,000 per year for an entity holding three or fewer permits;
81.21    (ii) $75,000 per year for an entity holding four or five permits;
81.22    (iii) $250,000 per year for an entity holding more than five permits;
81.23    (3) the fee for agricultural irrigation may not exceed $750 per year;
81.24    (4) the fee for a municipality that furnishes electric service and cogenerates steam
81.25for home heating may not exceed $10,000 for its permit for water use related to the
81.26cogeneration of electricity and steam; and
81.27    (5) no fee is required for a project involving the appropriation of surface water to
81.28prevent flood damage or to remove flood waters during a period of flooding, as determined
81.29by the commissioner.
81.30    (e) Failure to pay the fee is sufficient cause for revoking a permit. A penalty of two
81.31percent per month calculated from the original due date must be imposed on the unpaid
81.32balance of fees remaining 30 days after the sending of a second notice of fees due. A fee
81.33may not be imposed on an agency, as defined in section 16B.01, subdivision 2, or federal
81.34governmental agency holding a water appropriation permit.
81.35    (f) The minimum water use processing fee for a permit issued for irrigation of
81.36agricultural land is $20 for years in which:
82.1    (1) there is no appropriation of water under the permit; or
82.2    (2) the permit is suspended for more than seven consecutive days between May 1
82.3and October 1.
82.4    (g) A surcharge of $20 per million gallons in addition to the fee prescribed in
82.5paragraph (a) shall be applied to the volume of water used in each of the months of June,
82.6July, and August that exceeds the volume of water used in January for municipal water
82.7use, irrigation of golf courses, and landscape irrigation. The surcharge for municipalities
82.8with more than one permit shall be determined based on the total appropriations from all
82.9permits that supply a common distribution system.

82.10    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 103G.291, subdivision 3,
82.11is amended to read:
82.12    Subd. 3. Water supply plans; demand reduction. (a) Every public water supplier
82.13serving more than 1,000 people must submit a water supply plan to the commissioner
82.14for approval by January 1, 1996. In accordance with guidelines developed by the
82.15commissioner, the plan must address projected demands, adequacy of the water supply
82.16system and planned improvements, existing and future water sources, natural resource
82.17impacts or limitations, emergency preparedness, water conservation, supply and demand
82.18reduction measures, and allocation priorities that are consistent with section 103G.261.
82.19Public water suppliers must update their plan and, upon notification, submit it to the
82.20commissioner for approval every ten years.
82.21    (b) The water supply plan in paragraph (a) is required for all communities in the
82.22metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, with a municipal water supply system
82.23and is a required element of the local comprehensive plan required under section 473.859.
82.24Water supply plans or updates submitted after December 31, 2008, must be consistent
82.25with the metropolitan area master water supply plan required under section 473.1565,
82.26subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2).
82.27    (c) Public water suppliers serving more than 1,000 people must employ water
82.28use demand reduction measures, including a conservation rate structure, as defined in
82.29subdivision 4, paragraph (a), unless exempted under subdivision 4, paragraph (c), before
82.30requesting approval from the commissioner of health under section 144.383, paragraph
82.31(a)
, to construct a public water supply well or requesting an increase in the authorized
82.32volume of appropriation. Demand reduction measures must include evaluation of
82.33conservation rate structures and a public education program that may include a toilet
82.34and showerhead retrofit program.
83.1    (d) Public water suppliers serving more than 1,000 people must submit records
83.2that indicate the number of connections and amount of use by customer category and
83.3volume of water unaccounted for with the annual report of water use required under
83.4section 103G.281, subdivision 3.
83.5    (e) For the purposes of this subdivision section, "public water supplier" means
83.6an entity that owns, manages, or operates a public water supply, as defined in section
83.7144.382, subdivision 4 .

83.8    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.291, is amended by adding a
83.9subdivision to read:
83.10    Subd. 4. Conservation rate structure required. (a) For the purposes of this
83.11section, "conservation rate structure" means a rate structure that encourages conservation
83.12and may include increasing block rates, seasonal rates, time of use rates, individualized
83.13goal rates, or excess use rates. The rate structure must consider each residential unit as an
83.14individual user in multiple-family dwellings.
83.15    (b) To encourage conservation, a public water supplier serving more than 1,000
83.16people in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, shall use
83.17a conservation rate structure by January 1, 2010. All remaining public water suppliers
83.18serving more than 1,000 people shall use a conservation rate structure by January 1, 2013.
83.19    (c) A public water supplier without the proper measuring equipment to track the
83.20amount of water used by its users, as of the effective date of this act, is exempt from
83.21this subdivision and the conservation rate structure requirement under subdivision 3,
83.22paragraph (c).

83.23    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.615, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
83.24    Subd. 2. Fees. (a) The commissioner shall establish a fee schedule for permits to
83.25control or harvest aquatic plants other than wild rice. The fees must be set by rule, and
83.26section 16A.1283 does not apply, but the rule must not take effect until 45 legislative
83.27days after it has been reported to the legislature. The fees may not exceed $750 per
83.28permit shall be based upon the cost of receiving, processing, analyzing, and issuing the
83.29permit, and additional costs incurred after the application to inspect and monitor the
83.30activities authorized by the permit, and enforce aquatic plant management rules and
83.31permit requirements.
83.32    (b) The A fee for a permit for the control of rooted aquatic vegetation is $35 for each
83.33contiguous parcel of shoreline owned by an owner may be charged. This fee may not
84.1be charged for permits issued in connection with purple loosestrife control or lakewide
84.2Eurasian water milfoil control programs.
84.3    (c) A fee may not be charged to the state or a federal governmental agency applying
84.4for a permit.
84.5    (d) The money received for the permits under this subdivision shall be deposited in
84.6the treasury and credited to the water recreation account.

84.7    Sec. 23. [114D.50] CLEAN WATER FUND.
84.8    The clean water fund is established in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section
84.915. All money earned by the fund must be credited to the fund.
84.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2009, if the constitutional
84.11amendment proposed in Laws 2008, chapter 151, is adopted by the voters.

84.12    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.07, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
84.13    Subd. 4. Rules and standards. Pursuant and subject to the provisions of chapter 14,
84.14and the provisions hereof, the Pollution Control Agency may adopt, amend and rescind
84.15rules and standards having the force of law relating to any purpose within the provisions
84.16of Laws 1967, chapter 882, for the prevention, abatement, or control of air pollution.
84.17Any such rule or standard may be of general application throughout the state, or may be
84.18limited as to times, places, circumstances, or conditions in order to make due allowance
84.19for variations therein. Without limitation, rules or standards may relate to sources or
84.20emissions of air contamination or air pollution, to the quality or composition of such
84.21emissions, or to the quality of or composition of the ambient air or outdoor atmosphere or
84.22to any other matter relevant to the prevention, abatement, or control of air pollution.
84.23    Pursuant and subject to the provisions of chapter 14, and the provisions hereof, the
84.24Pollution Control Agency may adopt, amend, and rescind rules and standards having the
84.25force of law relating to any purpose within the provisions of Laws 1969, chapter 1046,
84.26for the collection, transportation, storage, processing, and disposal of solid waste and the
84.27prevention, abatement, or control of water, air, and land pollution which may be related
84.28thereto, and the deposit in or on land of any other material that may tend to cause pollution.
84.29The agency shall adopt such rules and standards for sewage sludge, addressing the intrinsic
84.30suitability of land, the volume and rate of application of sewage sludge of various degrees
84.31of intrinsic hazard, design of facilities, and operation of facilities and sites. Any such rule
84.32or standard may be of general application throughout the state or may be limited as to
84.33times, places, circumstances, or conditions in order to make due allowance for variations
84.34therein. Without limitation, rules or standards may relate to collection, transportation,
85.1processing, disposal, equipment, location, procedures, methods, systems or techniques
85.2or to any other matter relevant to the prevention, abatement or control of water, air, and
85.3land pollution which may be advised through the control of collection, transportation,
85.4processing, and disposal of solid waste and sewage sludge, and the deposit in or on land of
85.5any other material that may tend to cause pollution. By January 1, 1983, the rules for the
85.6management of sewage sludge shall include an analysis of the sewage sludge determined
85.7by the commissioner of agriculture to be necessary to meet the soil amendment labeling
85.8requirements of section 18C.215. The rules for the disposal of solid waste shall include
85.9site-specific criteria to prohibit solid waste disposal based on the area's sensitivity to
85.10groundwater contamination, including site-specific testing. The rules shall also include
85.11modifications to financial assurance requirements under subdivision 4h that ensure the
85.12state is protected from financial responsibility for future groundwater contamination. Until
85.13the rules are modified to include site-specific criteria to prohibit areas from solid waste
85.14disposal due to groundwater contamination sensitivity, as required under this section, the
85.15agency shall not issue a permit for a new solid waste disposal facility, except for:
85.16    (1) the reissuance of a permit for a land disposal facility operating as of March
85.171, 2008;
85.18    (2) a permit to expand a land disposal facility operating as of March 1, 2008, beyond
85.19its permitted boundaries, including expansion on land that is not contiguous to, but is
85.20located within 600 yards of, the land disposal facility's permitted boundaries;
85.21    (3) a permit to modify the type of waste accepted at a land disposal facility operating
85.22as of March 1, 2008;
85.23    (4) a permit to locate a disposal facility that accepts only construction debris as
85.24defined in section 115A.03, subdivision 7;
85.25    (5) a permit to locate a disposal facility that:
85.26    (i) accepts boiler ash from an electric energy power plant that has wet scrubbed units
85.27or has units that have been converted from wet scrubbed units to dry scrubbed units as
85.28those terms are defined in section 216B.68;
85.29    (ii) is on land that was owned on May 1, 2008, by the utility operating the electric
85.30energy power plant; and
85.31    (iii) is located within three miles of the existing ash disposal facility for the power
85.32plant; or
85.33    (6) a permit to locate a new solid waste disposal facility for ferrous metallic minerals
85.34regulated under Minnesota Rules, chapter 6130, or for nonferrous metallic minerals
85.35regulated under Minnesota Rules, chapter 6132.
86.1    Pursuant and subject to the provisions of chapter 14, and the provisions hereof, the
86.2Pollution Control Agency may adopt, amend and rescind rules and standards having the
86.3force of law relating to any purpose within the provisions of Laws 1971, chapter 727, for
86.4the prevention, abatement, or control of noise pollution. Any such rule or standard may
86.5be of general application throughout the state, or may be limited as to times, places,
86.6circumstances or conditions in order to make due allowances for variations therein.
86.7Without limitation, rules or standards may relate to sources or emissions of noise or noise
86.8pollution, to the quality or composition of noises in the natural environment, or to any
86.9other matter relevant to the prevention, abatement, or control of noise pollution.
86.10    As to any matters subject to this chapter, local units of government may set emission
86.11regulations with respect to stationary sources which are more stringent than those set
86.12by the Pollution Control Agency.
86.13    Pursuant to chapter 14, the Pollution Control Agency may adopt, amend, and rescind
86.14rules and standards having the force of law relating to any purpose within the provisions of
86.15this chapter for generators of hazardous waste, the management, identification, labeling,
86.16classification, storage, collection, treatment, transportation, processing, and disposal
86.17of hazardous waste and the location of hazardous waste facilities. A rule or standard
86.18may be of general application throughout the state or may be limited as to time, places,
86.19circumstances, or conditions. In implementing its hazardous waste rules, the Pollution
86.20Control Agency shall give high priority to providing planning and technical assistance
86.21to hazardous waste generators. The agency shall assist generators in investigating the
86.22availability and feasibility of both interim and long-term hazardous waste management
86.23methods. The methods shall include waste reduction, waste separation, waste processing,
86.24resource recovery, and temporary storage.
86.25    The Pollution Control Agency shall give highest priority in the consideration of
86.26permits to authorize disposal of diseased shade trees by open burning at designated sites to
86.27evidence concerning economic costs of transportation and disposal of diseased shade trees
86.28by alternative methods.
86.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

86.30    Sec. 25. [129D.17] ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND.
86.31    The arts and cultural heritage fund is established in the Minnesota Constitution,
86.32article XI, section 15. All money earned by the fund must be credited to the fund.
86.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2009, if the constitutional
86.34amendment proposed in Laws 2008, chapter 151, is adopted by the voters.

87.1    Sec. 26. [173.0855] STAR LAKE OR RIVER SIGNS.
87.2    Subdivision 1. Authority to erect. (a) A county, statutory or home rule charter city,
87.3or town of Minnesota that contains a star lake or river designated under section 103B.701
87.4may request the Department of Transportation to erect star lake or river signs pursuant
87.5to section 161.139. One sign may be erected at each approach to a lake or river within
87.6the right-of-way of an interstate or other highway that passes over a lake or river in the
87.7Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district or near or over a lake or
87.8river in greater Minnesota.
87.9    (b) An official lake or river sign on the right-of-way of an interstate or other highway
87.10may be replaced with a star lake or river sign by the Department of Transportation
87.11pursuant to section 161.139.
87.12    Subd. 2. Sign standards. The Department of Transportation shall design and
87.13manufacture the star lake and river signs to specifications not contrary to other federal
87.14and state highway sign standards.

87.15    Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.1565, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
87.16    Subd. 3. Reports to legislature. The council must submit reports to the legislature
87.17regarding its findings, recommendations, and continuing planning activities under
87.18subdivision 1. The first report must be submitted to the legislature by the date the
87.19legislature convenes in 2007 and subsequent reports must be submitted by such date
87.20every five years thereafter. These reports shall be included in the "Minnesota Water Plan"
87.21required in section 103B.151, and five-year interim reports may be provided as necessary.

87.22    Sec. 28. Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
87.23
Subd. 4. Forest Management
44,495,000
43,393,000
87.24
Appropriations by Fund
87.25
General
24,755,000
24,836,000
87.26
Natural Resources
19,483,000
18,293,000
87.27
Game and Fish
257,000
264,000
87.28$7,217,000 the first year and $7,217,000
87.29the second year are for prevention,
87.30presuppression, and suppression costs of
87.31emergency firefighting and other costs
87.32incurred under Minnesota Statutes, section
88.188.12 . If the appropriation for either
88.2year is insufficient to cover all costs of
88.3presuppression and suppression, the amount
88.4necessary to pay for these costs during the
88.5biennium is appropriated from the general
88.6fund.
88.7By November 15 of each year, the
88.8commissioner of natural resources shall
88.9submit a report to the chairs of the house
88.10and senate committees and divisions having
88.11jurisdiction over environment and natural
88.12resources finance, identifying all firefighting
88.13costs incurred and reimbursements received
88.14in the prior fiscal year. These appropriations
88.15may not be transferred. Any reimbursement
88.16of firefighting expenditures made to the
88.17commissioner from any source other than
88.18federal mobilizations shall be deposited into
88.19the general fund.
88.20$17,983,000 the first year and $18,293,000
88.21the second year are from the forest
88.22management investment account in the
88.23natural resources fund for only the purposes
88.24specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
88.2589.039 , subdivision 2.
88.26Of this amount:
88.27(1) $750,000 each year is for additional staff
88.28to enhance timber sales;
88.29(2) $1,000,000 each year is for forest
88.30improvements;
88.31(3) $1,100,000 each year is for forest road
88.32maintenance;
88.33(4) $600,000 each year is for the ecological
88.34classification system on state forest lands;
89.1(5) $350,000 each year is for the prevention
89.2of invasive species on state forest lands; and
89.3(6) $400,000 each year is for the re-inventory
89.4of state forest lands.
89.5Money for forest road maintenance is
89.6onetime.
89.7$780,000 the first year and $780,000 the
89.8second year are for the Forest Resources
89.9Council for implementation of the
89.10Sustainable Forest Resources Act.
89.11$40,000 the first year is for the Forest
89.12Resources Council to provide a grant to
89.13the University of Minnesota to prepare a
89.14statewide plan to address the fragmentation
89.15and parcelization of large blocks of forest
89.16land in the state.
89.17$200,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for a grant
89.18to the Forest Resources Research Advisory
89.19Committee to provide direction on research
89.20topics recommended by the governor's task
89.21force on the competitiveness of Minnesota's
89.22primary forest products industry.
89.23$350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
89.24second year are for the FORIST timber
89.25management information system, other
89.26information systems, and for increased
89.27forestry management. The amount in the
89.28second year is also available in the first year.
89.29$257,000 the first year and $264,000 the
89.30second year are from the game and fish
89.31fund to implement ecological classification
89.32systems (ECS) standards on forested
89.33landscapes. This appropriation is from
89.34revenue deposited in the game and fish fund
90.1under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
90.2paragraph (e), clause (1).
90.3$110,000 the first year is to develop and
90.4implement a statewide information and
90.5education campaign regarding the statewide
90.6ban on the transport, storage, or use of
90.7nonapproved firewood on state-administered
90.8lands.
90.9$1,500,000 the first year is from the forest
90.10management investment account in the
90.11natural resources fund for the purposes of
90.12section 158. This is a onetime appropriation.
90.13$75,000 the first year is to the Forest
90.14Resources Council for a task force on
90.15forest protection and $75,000 the second
90.16year is appropriated to the commissioner
90.17for grants to cities, counties, townships,
90.18special recreation areas, and park and
90.19recreation boards in cities of the first class
90.20for the identification, removal, disposal, and
90.21replacement of dead or dying shade trees
90.22lost to forest pests or disease. For purposes
90.23of this section, "shade tree" means a woody
90.24perennial grown primarily for aesthetic or
90.25environmental purposes with minimal to
90.26residual timber value. The commissioner
90.27shall consult with municipalities; park and
90.28recreation boards in cities of the first class;
90.29nonprofit organizations; and other interested
90.30parties in developing eligibility criteria. *
90.31(The preceding text beginning "$75,000
90.32the first year" was indicated as vetoed by
90.33the governor.)
90.34$200,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for a grant
90.35to the Natural Resources Research Institute
91.1for silvicultural research to improve the
91.2quality and quantity of timber fiber. The
91.3appropriation must be matched in the amount
91.4of $200,000 in cash or in-kind contributions
91.5from the forest products industry members of
91.6the Minnesota Forest Productivity Research
91.7Cooperative.
91.8$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
91.9the second year are to support additional
91.10technical and cost-share assistance to
91.11nonindustrial private forest (NIPF)
91.12landowners forest management activities.
91.13The base appropriation in fiscal year 2010
91.14and later is $500,000.
91.15$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
91.16second year are to address escalating
91.17land asset management demands, such as
91.18boundary disputes, access easements, and
91.19sale, exchange, and acquisition of forest
91.20lands support additional forest management
91.21activities.

91.22    Sec. 29. Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
91.23
Subd. 6. Trails and Waterways Management
30,257,000
30,492,000
91.24
Appropriations by Fund
91.25
General
2,538,000
2,568,000
91.26
Natural Resources
25,600,000
25,730,000
91.27
Game and Fish
2,119,000
2,194,000
91.28$8,424,000 the first year and $8,424,000
91.29the second year are from the snowmobile
91.30trails and enforcement account in the natural
91.31resources fund for snowmobile grants-in-aid.
91.32The additional money under this item may
91.33be used for new grant-in-aid trails. Any
92.1unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
92.2end of the first year and is available for the
92.3second year.
92.4$1,175,000 the first year and $1,325,000 the
92.5second year are from the natural resources
92.6fund for off-highway vehicle grants-in-aid.
92.7Of this amount, $825,000 the first year and
92.8$1,075,000 the second year are from the
92.9all-terrain vehicle account; $150,000 each
92.10year is from the off-highway motorcycle
92.11account; and $200,000 the first year and
92.12$100,000 the second year are from the
92.13off-road vehicle account. Any unencumbered
92.14balance does not cancel at the end of the first
92.15year and is available for the second year.
92.16$261,000 the first year and $261,000 the
92.17second year are from the water recreation
92.18account in the natural resources fund for a
92.19safe harbor program on Lake Superior.
92.20$742,000 the first year and $760,000
92.21the second year are from the natural
92.22resources fund for state trail operations
92.23and maintenance. The money may be used
92.24for trail maintenance, signage, mapping,
92.25interpretation, native prairie restoration
92.26using best management practices, and
92.27maintenance of nonmotorized forest trails.
92.28This appropriation is from the revenue
92.29deposited in the natural resources fund
92.30under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
92.31paragraph (e), clause (2).
92.32$655,000 the first year and $655,000 the
92.33second year are from the natural resources
92.34fund for trail grants to local units of
92.35government on land to be maintained for
93.1at least 20 years for the purposes of the
93.2grant. This appropriation is from the revenue
93.3deposited in the natural resources fund
93.4under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
93.5paragraph (e), clause (4). Any unencumbered
93.6balance does not cancel at the end of the
93.7first year and is available for the second
93.8year. In addition, if a project financed under
93.9this program receives a federal grant award,
93.10the availability of the financing from this
93.11paragraph for that project is extended to
93.12equal the period of the federal grant.
93.13$150,000 the first year and $150,000 the
93.14second year are from the all-terrain vehicle
93.15account for two all-terrain vehicle trail
93.16specialists to assist and consult with on
93.17all-terrain vehicle grant-in-aid education and
93.18training for sustainable trail development and
93.19maintenance, as well as providing training
93.20for public and private sector trail monitoring.
93.21The specialists may assist in the evaluation
93.22of grant-in-aid trail proposals, but not in the
93.23promotion of new trails.
93.24$1,965,000 the first year and $2,040,000
93.25the second year are from the game and fish
93.26fund for expenditures on water access sites
93.27according to the requirements of the federal
93.28sport and fish restoration program.
93.29Money appropriated under Laws 2005, First
93.30Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section
93.3111, subdivision 6, paragraph (h), for the Paul
93.32Bunyan State Trail connection is available
93.33until June 30, 2008.
94.1$400,000 each year is for operation and
94.2maintenance of nonmotorized trails within
94.3state forests. This is a onetime appropriation.
94.4$75,000 each year is for additional wild and
94.5scenic rivers program activities.
94.6$120,000 the first year is from the
94.7water recreation account in the natural
94.8resources fund to cooperate with local
94.9units of government in marking routes and
94.10designating river accesses and campsites
94.11under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.32.
94.12This is a onetime appropriation and available
94.13until spent.
94.14The appropriation in Laws 2005, First
94.15Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section
94.163, subdivision 6, from the lottery in lieu
94.17account in the natural resources fund for
94.18trail grants to local units of government, is
94.19available until June 30, 2009.

94.20    Sec. 30. MINING ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.
94.21    (a) Until a new application fee schedule is adopted for permits to mine or process
94.22taconite according to the report submitted by the commissioner of natural resources under
94.23this article, the commissioner shall charge the administrative fees established in paragraph
94.24(b), payable to the commissioner by June 30 of each year, beginning in 2008.
94.25    (b) A company that manages a taconite mining or taconite processing operation
94.26shall pay:
94.27    (1) $90,000 if the total production of the company's combined operations in the state
94.28had an annual production of 10,000,000 or more tons of taconite pellets or iron nuggets
94.29during the previous calendar year;
94.30    (2) $10,000 if the total production of the company's combined operations in the state
94.31had an annual production of less than 10,000,000 tons of taconite pellets or iron nuggets
94.32during the previous calendar year; and
94.33    (3) $3,333 if the mining operation is permitted to mine, but had no annual production
94.34of taconite pellets or iron nuggets during the previous calendar year.
95.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
95.2and applies to companies that manage a taconite mining or taconite processing operation
95.3holding or applying for a permit to mine under Minnesota Statutes, section 93.481, during
95.4the 2007 calendar year.

95.5    Sec. 31. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES RULEMAKING
95.6REQUIRED; STRUCTURES IN PUBLIC WATERS.
95.7    By January 15, 2010, the commissioner of natural resources shall update rules
95.8on structures that are allowed in public waters and the permit requirements for those
95.9structures under Minnesota Rules, chapter 6115. The Department of Natural Resources
95.10general permit no. 2008-0401 expires on the effective date of the updated rules.
95.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

95.12    Sec. 32. FIRST MEETING; DEADLINE FOR APPOINTMENTS.
95.13    The appointing authorities named in Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.702, must
95.14complete their appointments to the Star Lake Board by January 15, 2009, with the
95.15exception of the appointments required under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.702,
95.16subdivision 1, paragraph (c), clause (3), which must be completed within 30 days of the
95.17first meeting of the board. The board member designated by the Board of Water and Soil
95.18Resources must convene the first meeting of the board no later than February 15, 2009.

95.19    Sec. 33. SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL RULES REPORT; LEGISLATIVE
95.20REVIEW.
95.21    By January 15, 2010, the Pollution Control Agency shall report to the senate and
95.22house of representatives environment policy and finance committees and divisions on
95.23proposed rules, under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.07, subdivision 4, to prohibit the
95.24disposal of solid waste in specific areas due to the sensitivity of the area to groundwater
95.25contamination.
95.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

95.27    Sec. 34. INDUSTRIAL AND CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
95.28LANDFILL WORKING GROUP.
95.29    The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency shall, by July 15, 2008, convene
95.30a working group to develop, evaluate, and recommend policies and legislation regarding
95.31the management of industrial solid waste and construction and demolition debris in land
95.32disposal facilities. The commissioner shall appoint members of the working group,
95.33including representatives from counties, state agencies, private landfill owners, waste
96.1haulers, environmental organizations, and other interested parties to serve on the working
96.2group. The Pollution Control Agency shall serve as staff to the working group. The
96.3working group shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the chairs and
96.4ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with
96.5primary jurisdiction over environmental policy and environmental finance by January
96.615, 2009.

96.7ARTICLE 6
96.8ENERGY, COMMERCE, UTILITIES

96.9
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
96.10    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations or reductions,
96.11by fund, made in this article.
96.12
2008
2009
Total
96.13
General
$
(2,670,000)
$
(1,436,000)
$
(4,106,000)

96.14
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
96.15    The dollar amounts in the columns under "APPROPRIATIONS" are added to or,
96.16if shown in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 57,
96.17or other law to the specified agencies. The appropriations are from the general fund, or
96.18another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The
96.19figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
96.20them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively.
96.21"The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is fiscal year 2009. "The biennium"
96.22is fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are
96.23effective the day following final enactment.
96.24
APPROPRIATIONS
96.25
Available for the Year
96.26
Ending June 30
96.27
2008
2009

96.28
Sec. 3. COMMERCE
96.29
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
(2,670,000)
$
(1,436,000)
96.30
Subd. 2.Administration
-0-
84,000
97.1$46,000 in the second year is a base reduction
97.2to the administration program and the Office
97.3of Energy Security.
97.4$130,000 in the second year is a base increase
97.5for staffing to enhance unclaimed property
97.6compliance.
97.7
Subd. 3.Market Assurance
(270,000)
(270,000)
97.8This is a base reduction to the do not call
97.9program.
97.10
Subd. 4.Energy and Telecommunications
(2,400,000)
(1,250,000)
97.11$200,000 in the first year is for the solar
97.12rebate program. Equipment used to heat hot
97.13water at a residential property for domestic
97.14use, not including equipment used for a hot
97.15tub or swimming pool, is eligible for the
97.16solar rebate program. This is a onetime
97.17appropriation and is available until spent.
97.18Of the amounts appropriated from the
97.19special revenue fund in the second year
97.20to the commissioner of commerce for
97.21renewable energy research under Laws 2007,
97.22chapter 57, article 2, section 3, subdivision
97.236, clause (7), $500,000 must be used to
97.24support the algae-to-biofuels research project
97.25at the University of Minnesota and the
97.26Metropolitan Council.
97.27Money appropriated from the special revenue
97.28fund for renewable energy research under
97.29Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 2, section 3,
97.30subdivision 6, clause (7), may be used for a
97.31grant to a cellulosic ethanol facility using
97.32paper mill sludge.
98.1Of the assessment amount authorized under
98.2Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.241,
98.3subdivision 1e, up to $200,000 in the second
98.4year shall be used for the required report
98.5and activities of the Green Jobs Task Force
98.6established in this article. This is a onetime
98.7appropriation.
98.8Of the amounts appropriated in the second
98.9year to the commissioner of commerce from
98.10the special revenue fund for environmentally
98.11friendly automotive technology projects
98.12under Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 2,
98.13section 3, subdivision 6, clause (4), up to
98.14$200,000 is for the green economy report and
98.15the statewide action plan and other activities
98.16of the Green Jobs Task Force established in
98.17this article, of which no more than $50,000
98.18may be spent for the green economy report;
98.19$100,000 is for the city of St. Paul for a
98.20site evaluation of the Ford manufacturing
98.21plant and for workforce development and
98.22skills assessment of the Ford employees;
98.23and $250,000 is for activities and research
98.24for the Green Manufacturing Initiative
98.25by a statewide organization dedicated to
98.26furthering the green economy and its fiscal
98.27agent.
98.28$1,250,000 is a reduction from the fiscal
98.29year 2009 appropriation for E-85 cost share
98.30grants. The base for the grant program in
98.31fiscal year 2010 is $1,000,000. The base for
98.32fiscal year 2011 is $0.
98.33$2,600,000 is a reduction from the fiscal year
98.342008 appropriation for renewable hydrogen
98.35initiative grants.
99.1
Subd. 5.Transfers
99.2(a) Insurance Fraud Prevention Account
99.3Prior to July 31, 2008, the commissioner of
99.4finance shall transfer $1,500,000 from the
99.5unexpended balance of the insurance fraud
99.6prevention account established in Minnesota
99.7Statutes, section 45.0135, to the general fund.
99.8After June 15, 2009, and prior to June 30,
99.92009, the commissioner of finance shall
99.10transfer $1,500,000 from the unexpended
99.11balance of the insurance fraud prevention
99.12account established in Minnesota Statutes,
99.13section 45.0135, to the general fund.
99.14(b) Real Estate Education, Research and
99.15Recovery Fund
99.16Prior to July 31, 2008, the commissioner
99.17of finance shall transfer $850,000 from
99.18the unexpended balance of the real estate
99.19education, research and recovery fund
99.20established in Minnesota Statutes, section
99.2182.43, to the general fund.
99.22(c) Consumer Education Account
99.23Prior to July 31, 2008, the commissioner
99.24of finance shall transfer $100,000 from
99.25the unexpended balance of the consumer
99.26education account established under
99.27Minnesota Statutes, section 58.10, to the
99.28general fund.
99.29(d) Automobile Theft Prevention Account
99.30Prior to July 31, 2008, the commissioner
99.31of finance shall transfer $230,000 from the
99.32unexpended balance of the automobile theft
100.1prevention account established in Minnesota
100.2Statutes, section 168A.40, to the general
100.3fund.
100.4
(e) Assigned Risk Plan
100.5By June 30, 2009, the commissioner of
100.6finance shall transfer $10,000,000 in assets of
100.7the workers' compensation assigned risk plan
100.8created under Minnesota Statutes, section
100.979.252, to the general fund.

100.10
Sec. 4. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
100.11Prior to July 31, 2008, the commissioner
100.12of finance shall transfer $4,000,000 from
100.13the telephone assistance fund established in
100.14Minnesota Statutes, section 237.701, to the
100.15general fund.

100.16    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 80A.65, subdivision 1, is
100.17amended to read:
100.18    Subdivision 1. Registration or notice filing fee. (a) There shall be a filing fee of
100.19$100 for every application for registration or notice filing. There shall be an additional fee
100.20of one-tenth of one percent of the maximum aggregate offering price at which the securities
100.21are to be offered in this state, and the maximum combined fees shall not exceed $300.
100.22    (b) When an application for registration is withdrawn before the effective date
100.23or a preeffective stop order is entered under section 80A.54, all but the $100 filing fee
100.24shall be returned. If an application to register securities is denied, the total of all fees
100.25received shall be retained.
100.26    (c) Where a filing is made in connection with a federal covered security under
100.27section 18(b)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, there is a fee of $100 for every initial filing.
100.28If the filing is made in connection with redeemable securities issued by an open end
100.29management company or unit investment trust, as defined in the Investment Company Act
100.30of 1940, there is an additional annual fee of 1/20 of one percent of the maximum aggregate
100.31offering price at which the securities are to be offered in this state during the notice filing
100.32period. The fee must be paid at the time of the initial filing and thereafter in connection
100.33with each renewal no later than July 1 of each year and must be sufficient to cover the
101.1shares the issuer expects to sell in this state over the next 12 months. If during a current
101.2notice filing the issuer determines it is likely to sell shares in excess of the shares for which
101.3fees have been paid to the administrator, the issuer shall submit an amended notice filing
101.4to the administrator under section 80A.50, together with a fee of 1/20 of one percent of the
101.5maximum aggregate offering price of the additional shares. Shares for which a fee has
101.6been paid, but which have not been sold at the time of expiration of the notice filing, may
101.7not be sold unless an additional fee to cover the shares has been paid to the administrator
101.8as provided in this section and section 80A.50. If the filing is made in connection with
101.9redeemable securities issued by such a company or trust, there is no maximum fee for
101.10securities filings made according to this paragraph. If the filing is made in connection
101.11with any other federal covered security under Section 18(b)(2) of the Securities Act of
101.121933, there is an additional fee of one-tenth of one percent of the maximum aggregate
101.13offering price at which the securities are to be offered in this state, and the combined fees
101.14shall not exceed $300. Beginning with fiscal year 2001 and continuing each fiscal year
101.15thereafter, as of the last day of each fiscal year, the administrator shall determine the total
101.16amount of all fees that were collected under this paragraph in connection with any filings
101.17made for that fiscal year for securities of an open-end investment company on behalf of a
101.18security that is a federal covered security pursuant to section 18(b)(2) of the Securities
101.19Act of 1933. To the extent the total fees collected by the administrator in connection
101.20with these filings exceed $25,600,000 in a fiscal year, the administrator shall refund, on
101.21a pro rata basis, to all persons who paid any fees for that fiscal year, the amount of fees
101.22collected by the administrator in excess of $25,600,000. No individual refund is required
101.23of amounts of $100 or less for a fiscal year.
101.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

101.25    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216C.41, subdivision 3, is
101.26amended to read:
101.27    Subd. 3. Eligibility window. Payments may be made under this section only for:
101.28    (a) electricity generated from:
101.29    (1) a qualified hydroelectric facility that is operational and generating electricity
101.30before December 31, 2009 2011;
101.31    (2) a qualified wind energy conversion facility that is operational and generating
101.32electricity before January 1, 2008; or
101.33    (3) a qualified on-farm biogas recovery facility from July 1, 2001, through December
101.3431, 2017; and
102.1    (b) gas generated from a qualified on-farm biogas recovery facility from July 1,
102.22007, through December 31, 2017.

102.3    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216C.41, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
102.4    Subd. 4. Payment period. (a) A facility may receive payments under this section for
102.5a ten-year period. No payment under this section may be made for electricity generated:
102.6    (1) by a qualified hydroelectric facility after December 31, 2019 2021;
102.7    (2) by a qualified wind energy conversion facility after December 31, 2018; or
102.8    (3) by a qualified on-farm biogas recovery facility after December 31, 2015.
102.9    (b) The payment period begins and runs consecutively from the date the facility
102.10begins generating electricity or, in the case of refurbishment of a hydropower facility, after
102.11substantial repairs to the hydropower facility dam funded by the incentive payments are
102.12initiated.

102.13    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325E.313, is amended to read:
102.14325E.313 NO-CALL LIST.
102.15    Subdivision 1. Establishment of list. The commissioner shall establish and
102.16maintain a list of telephone numbers of residential subscribers who object to receiving
102.17telephone solicitations. The commissioner may fulfill the requirements of this subdivision
102.18by contracting with an agent for the establishment and maintenance of the list. The list
102.19must be established by January 1, 2003.
102.20    Subd. 2. Operation and maintenance of list. (a) Each local exchange company
102.21must inform its residential subscribers of the opportunity to provide notification to
102.22the commissioner or its contractor that the subscriber objects to receiving telephone
102.23solicitations. The notification must be made in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.
102.24    (b) Any residential subscriber may contact the commissioner or the commissioner's
102.25agent and give notice, in the manner prescribed by the commissioner, that the subscriber
102.26objects to receiving telephone solicitations. The commissioner shall add the telephone
102.27number of any subscriber who gives notice of objection to the list maintained pursuant to
102.28subdivision 1 within 90 days of the date the notice is received.
102.29    (c) Any notice given by a subscriber under this subdivision shall be effective for
102.30four years unless revoked by the subscriber. Any subsequent notices given by the same
102.31subscriber related to a different telephone number are separate from the original notice.
102.32    (d) (c) The commissioner shall allow consumers to give notice under this subdivision
102.33by mail or electronically.
103.1    (e) (d) The commissioner shall establish the procedures by which a person wishing
103.2to make telephone solicitations may obtain access to the list. Those procedures shall, to
103.3the extent practicable, allow for access to paper or electronic copies of the list.
103.4    Subd. 3. Use of federal list. If, pursuant to United States Code, title 15, section
103.56102(a), the Federal Trade Commission establishes a national list of telephone numbers
103.6of subscribers who object to receiving telephone solicitations, the commissioner shall
103.7include subscribers who live in Minnesota and are included in the national list in the list
103.8established under this section. The commissioner shall also transmit to the Federal Trade
103.9Commission the telephone numbers included on the no-call list established under this
103.10section and shall request that they be included in the national list may consider the Federal
103.11Trade Commission as its agent for the establishment and maintenance of a list.

103.12    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325E.314, is amended to read:
103.13325E.314 FEES; ACQUISITION AND USE OF LIST.
103.14    (a) A person or entity desiring to make telephone solicitations shall pay a fee,
103.15payable to the commissioner, for access to, or for paper or electronic copies of, the list
103.16established under section 325E.313. The fee shall not exceed $125 for each acquisition of
103.17the list. The fee shall not exceed $90 in fiscal year 2004, and the fee shall not exceed $75
103.18in fiscal year 2005 and thereafter.
103.19    (b) (a) A caller who makes a telephone solicitation to the telephone line of any
103.20residential subscriber must, at the time of the call, have obtained access to a current
103.21version of the list at least once in the 90 days prior to the call. A caller who complies with
103.22this requirement is not liable for any violation of section 325E.312 relating to a solicitation
103.23made to a subscriber during the first 30 days after the caller first obtained a copy of the list
103.24including that subscriber's telephone number that has not been superseded by a later list
103.25obtained by the caller that does not include the subscriber's telephone number.
103.26    (c) (b) If the Federal Trade Commission establishes a national do-not-call list as
103.27described in section 325E.313, subdivision 3 2, a person or entity who is required by law
103.28to obtain a copy of the national list is not required to purchase or retain a copy of the list
103.29established by the commissioner, unless the Federal Trade Commission fails to incorporate
103.30the Minnesota names transmitted by the commissioner may meet its requirement through
103.31proof of purchase of the Minnesota numbers from the federal list.

103.32    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.531, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
103.33    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purpose of sections 609.531 to 609.5318, the
103.34following terms have the meanings given them.
104.1    (a) "Conveyance device" means a device used for transportation and includes, but
104.2is not limited to, a motor vehicle, trailer, snowmobile, airplane, and vessel and any
104.3equipment attached to it. The term "conveyance device" does not include property which
104.4is, in fact, itself stolen or taken in violation of the law.
104.5    (b) "Weapon used" means a dangerous weapon as defined under section 609.02,
104.6subdivision 6
, that the actor used or had in possession in furtherance of a crime.
104.7    (c) "Property" means property as defined in section 609.52, subdivision 1, clause (1).
104.8    (d) "Contraband" means property which is illegal to possess under Minnesota law.
104.9    (e) "Appropriate agency" means the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the
104.10Department of Commerce Division of Insurance Fraud Prevention, the Minnesota Division
104.11of Driver and Vehicle Services, the Minnesota State Patrol, a county sheriff's department,
104.12the Three Rivers Park District park rangers, the Department of Natural Resources Division
104.13of Enforcement, the University of Minnesota Police Department, the Department of
104.14Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit, or a city or airport police department.
104.15    (f) "Designated offense" includes:
104.16    (1) for weapons used: any violation of this chapter, chapter 152, or chapter 624;
104.17    (2) for driver's license or identification card transactions: any violation of section
104.18171.22 ; and
104.19    (3) for all other purposes: a felony violation of, or a felony-level attempt or
104.20conspiracy to violate, section 325E.17; 325E.18; 609.185; 609.19; 609.195; 609.21;
104.21609.221 ; 609.222; 609.223; 609.2231; 609.24; 609.245; 609.25; 609.255; 609.282;
104.22609.283 ; 609.322; 609.342, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (f); 609.343, subdivision 1,
104.23clauses (a) to (f); 609.344, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.345,
104.24subdivision 1
, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.352; 609.42; 609.425; 609.466;
104.25609.485 ; 609.487; 609.52; 609.525; 609.527; 609.528; 609.53; 609.54; 609.551; 609.561;
104.26609.562 ; 609.563; 609.582; 609.59; 609.595; 609.611; 609.631; 609.66, subdivision 1e;
104.27609.671, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 8, and 12 ; 609.687; 609.821; 609.825; 609.86; 609.88;
104.28609.89 ; 609.893; 609.895; 617.246; 617.247; or a gross misdemeanor or felony violation
104.29of section 609.891 or 624.7181; or any violation of section 609.324.
104.30    (g) "Controlled substance" has the meaning given in section 152.01, subdivision 4.

104.31    Sec. 11. GREEN ECONOMY REPORT.
104.32    (a) Each state agency, other than the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation
104.33Board or the Office of the Commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation,
104.34that administers a loan or grant program must assess those programs to determine
104.35their potential to advance or promote the growth of the green economy, as defined in
105.1Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.437. An agency must report on its determination to the
105.2commissioner of commerce by September 15, 2008.
105.3    (b) If a program is determined to have significant potential, the agency must develop
105.4a plan to integrate program elements appropriate to that program to advance or promote
105.5the growth of the green economy in this state. An agency must report on its plan to the
105.6commissioner of commerce by November 15, 2008.
105.7    (c) The commissioner of commerce, in consultation with the commissioner of
105.8employment and economic development, must develop guidelines to be followed by state
105.9agencies in complying with this section.
105.10    (d) By January 15, 2009, the commissioner of commerce, in consultation with the
105.11commissioner of employment and economic development, must submit a report containing
105.12the plans developed under paragraph (b), and any recommended implementing legislation,
105.13to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house committees with
105.14primary jurisdiction over energy, environmental and economic development policy, and
105.15finance.
105.16    (e) The commissioner of commerce may contract for services to fulfill the
105.17commissioner's duties under this section.

105.18    Sec. 12. GREEN JOBS TASK FORCE.
105.19    Subdivision 1. Task force. (a) A Green Jobs Task Force is created to advise and
105.20assist the governor and legislature regarding activities to advance the state's economy, and
105.21to develop a statewide action plan as provided under subdivision 2. The task force shall
105.22be appointed no later than June 30, 2008, and consist of:
105.23    (1) three members of the house of representatives, including one member of the
105.24minority party appointed by the speaker;
105.25    (2) three members of the senate appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of
105.26the Committee on Rules and Administration, including one member of the minority;
105.27    (3) seven representatives from state agencies and institutions appointed by the
105.28governor, including one member from the Office of Energy Security, one member from
105.29the Department of Employment and Economic Development, one member from the Job
105.30Skills Partnership Board, one member from the University of Minnesota, one member
105.31from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, one member from the Pollution Control
105.32Agency, and one member from the Department of Natural Resources;
105.33    (4) three public members appointed by the governor, including one member
105.34representing the manufacturing industry, one member representing a statewide
106.1organization dedicated to commerce, and one member representing the Agricultural
106.2Utilization Research Institute;
106.3    (5) four public members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives,
106.4including one member representing labor, one member representing a statewide
106.5environmental organization, one member representing financial institutions or venture
106.6capital, and one member from a local economic development authority from greater
106.7Minnesota; and
106.8    (6) four public members appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees
106.9of the Committee on Rules and Administration, including one member from a local
106.10economic development authority from the metropolitan area, one member from a
106.11statewide organization dedicated to furthering the green economy, one member from a
106.12firm currently engaged in green manufacturing, and one local workforce development
106.13representative from an area that has experienced significant manufacturing job loss.
106.14    (b) The commissioner of commerce, in cooperation with the commissioner of
106.15employment and economic development, shall provide staff support to the task force. The
106.16task force may accept outside resources to help support its efforts.
106.17    (c) Each of the legislative appointing authorities must name a cochair of the task
106.18force from the legislative members appointed by that authority.
106.19    (d) Public members of the task force must be compensated as provided in Minnesota
106.20Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 3.
106.21    Subd. 2. Duties. (a) By January 15, 2009, the task force shall develop and present to
106.22the legislature under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195, and to the governor a statewide
106.23action plan to optimize the growth of the green economy. For the purpose of this section,
106.24"green economy" has the meaning given it by new Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.437,
106.25if enacted.
106.26    (b) The plan must include necessary draft legislation and budget requests and may
106.27include administrative actions of governmental entities, collaborative actions, and actions
106.28of individuals and individual organizations. The plan must be developed following the
106.29analysis described in this paragraph and must be based on the analysis. The analysis
106.30must include:
106.31    (1) a market analysis of the business opportunities and needs created by the laws
106.32enumerated in paragraph (a), including local, state, national, and international markets;
106.33    (2) an analysis of the labor force needs related to the market analysis opportunities
106.34identified in clause (1), including educational, training, and retraining needs; and
106.35    (3) an inventory of the current labor and business assets available to respond to the
106.36opportunities identified in clause (1) and the labor needs identified in clause (2).
107.1The task force shall contract for the analysis required by this paragraph.
107.2    Subd. 3. Expiration. The task force expires June 30, 2009.

107.3ARTICLE 7
107.4AGRICULTURE

107.5
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
107.6    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
107.7in this article.
107.8
2008
2009
Total
107.9
General
$
(200,000)
$
388,000
$
188,000

107.10
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
107.11    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
107.12in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1, to
107.13the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
107.14general fund or another named fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
107.15each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the addition
107.16to or subtraction from the appropriation listed under them is available for the fiscal year
107.17ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. Supplemental appropriations and
107.18reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are effective the
107.19day following final enactment.
107.20
APPROPRIATIONS
107.21
Available for the Year
107.22
Ending June 30
107.23
2008
2009

107.24
Sec. 3. AGRICULTURE
$
(200,000)
$
388,000
107.25$302,000 is a reduction in 2009. The
107.26commissioner shall make a reduction of
107.27$100,000 from agricultural marketing,
107.28$100,000 shall come from efficiencies gained
107.29by the merger of the Agriculture Resources
107.30Management and Development Division and
107.31the Agriculture Finance Division, and the
108.1remainder shall come from a reduction in
108.2administrative services in Saint Paul.
108.3$1,000,000 in 2009 is for the livestock
108.4investment grant program in new Minnesota
108.5Statutes, section 17.118, if enacted. The
108.6commissioner may use up to 4-1/2 percent
108.7of this appropriation for costs incurred to
108.8administer the program. This is a onetime
108.9appropriation and is available until spent.
108.10The $200,000 appropriation in Laws 2007,
108.11chapter 45, article 1, section 3, subdivision
108.124, for a grant to the Elk River Economic
108.13Development Authority for a bioenergy
108.14project is canceled to the general fund.
108.15$310,000 is a reduction in 2009 of the
108.16appropriation for ethanol producer payments
108.17in Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1, section
108.183, subdivision 4. This reduction is onetime.
108.19By January 15, 2009, the commissioner shall
108.20report to the house and senate committees
108.21with jurisdiction over agriculture finance
108.22a proposal for paying unpaid claimants of
108.23an entity no longer producing ethanol on a
108.24commercial scale at the location for which it
108.25qualified for producer payments.

108.26    Sec. 4. BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH.
108.27Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
108.2835.085, the Board of Animal Health shall
108.29make a onetime grant of up to $12,000 to
108.30a beef cattle producer from the $100,000
108.31appropriation for reimbursements in Laws
108.322007, chapter 45, article 1, section 4. The
108.33eligible beef cattle producer is located
108.34outside of a bovine tuberculosis containment
109.1area and purchased certified tuberculosis-free
109.2cattle yet sustained financial losses beyond
109.3the producer's control due to restrictions
109.4imposed by the Board of Animal Health that
109.5effectively denied the producer the ability
109.6to sell the tuberculosis-free cattle during
109.7favorable market conditions.

109.8    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41A.09, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
109.9    Subd. 3a. Ethanol producer payments. (a) The commissioner shall make cash
109.10payments to producers of ethanol located in the state that have begun production at a
109.11specific location by June 30, 2000. For the purpose of this subdivision, an entity that holds
109.12a controlling interest in more than one ethanol plant is considered a single producer.
109.13The amount of the payment for each producer's annual production, except as provided
109.14in paragraph (c), is 20 cents per gallon for each gallon of ethanol produced at a specific
109.15location on or before June 30, 2000, or ten years after the start of production, whichever is
109.16later. Annually, within 90 days of the end of its fiscal year, an ethanol producer receiving
109.17payments under this subdivision must file a disclosure statement on a form provided by
109.18the commissioner. The initial disclosure statement must include a summary description
109.19of the organization of the business structure of the claimant, a listing of the percentages
109.20of ownership by any person or other entity with an ownership interest of five percent or
109.21greater, and a copy of its annual audited financial statements, including the auditor's report
109.22and footnotes. The disclosure statement must include information demonstrating what
109.23percentage of the entity receiving payments under this section is owned by farmers or
109.24other entities eligible to farm or own agricultural land in Minnesota under the provisions
109.25of section 500.24. Subsequent annual reports must reflect noncumulative changes in
109.26ownership of ten percent or more of the entity. The report need not disclose the identity of
109.27the persons or entities eligible to farm or own agricultural land with ownership interests,
109.28individuals residing within 30 miles of the plant, or of any other entity with less than
109.29ten percent ownership interest, but the claimant must retain information within its files
109.30confirming the accuracy of the data provided. This data must be made available to the
109.31commissioner upon request. Not later than the 15th day of February in each year the
109.32commissioner shall deliver to the chairs of the standing committees of the senate and the
109.33house of representatives that deal with agricultural policy and agricultural finance issues
109.34an annual report summarizing aggregated data from plants receiving payments under this
109.35section during the preceding calendar year. Audited financial statements and notes and
110.1disclosure statements submitted to the commissioner are nonpublic data under section
110.213.02, subdivision 9 . Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 13 relating to nonpublic
110.3data, summaries of the submitted audited financial reports and notes and disclosure
110.4statements will be contained in the report to the committee chairs and will be public data.
110.5    (b) No payments shall be made for ethanol production that occurs after June 30,
110.62010. A producer of ethanol shall not transfer the producer's eligibility for payments
110.7under this section to an ethanol plant at a different location.
110.8    (c) If the level of production at an ethanol plant increases due to an increase in the
110.9production capacity of the plant, the payment under paragraph (a) applies to the additional
110.10increment of production until ten years after the increased production began. Once a
110.11plant's production capacity reaches 15,000,000 gallons per year, no additional increment
110.12will qualify for the payment.
110.13    (d) Total payments under paragraphs (a) and (c) to a producer in a fiscal year may
110.14not exceed $3,000,000.
110.15    (e) By the last day of October, January, April, and July, each producer shall file a
110.16claim for payment for ethanol production during the preceding three calendar months.
110.17A producer that files a claim under this subdivision shall include a statement of the
110.18producer's total ethanol production in Minnesota during the quarter covered by the claim.
110.19For each claim and statement of total ethanol production filed under this subdivision,
110.20the volume of ethanol production must be examined by an independent certified public
110.21accountant in accordance with standards established by the American Institute of Certified
110.22Public Accountants.
110.23    (f) Payments shall be made November 15, February 15, May 15, and August 15. A
110.24separate payment shall be made for each claim filed. Except as provided in paragraph (g),
110.25the total quarterly payment to a producer under this paragraph may not exceed $750,000.
110.26    (g) Notwithstanding the quarterly payment limits of paragraph (f), the commissioner
110.27shall make an additional payment in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year to ethanol
110.28producers for the lesser of: (1) 20 cents per gallon of production in the fourth quarter of the
110.29year that is greater than 3,750,000 gallons; or (2) the total amount of payments lost during
110.30the first three quarters of the fiscal year due to plant outages, repair, or major maintenance.
110.31Total payments to an ethanol producer in a fiscal year, including any payment under this
110.32paragraph, must not exceed the total amount the producer is eligible to receive based on
110.33the producer's approved production capacity. The provisions of this paragraph apply only
110.34to production losses that occur in quarters beginning after December 31, 1999.
110.35    (h) The commissioner shall reimburse ethanol producers for any deficiency in
110.36payments during earlier quarters if the deficiency occurred because of unallotment or
111.1because appropriated money was insufficient to make timely payments in the full amount
111.2provided in paragraph (a). Notwithstanding the quarterly or annual payment limitations in
111.3this subdivision, the commissioner shall begin making payments for earlier deficiencies in
111.4each fiscal year that appropriations for ethanol payments exceed the amount required to
111.5make eligible scheduled payments. Payments for earlier deficiencies must continue until
111.6the deficiencies for each producer are paid in full, except the commissioner shall not make
111.7a deficiency payment to an entity that no longer produces ethanol on a commercial scale
111.8at the location for which the entity qualified for producer payments, or to an assignee of
111.9the entity.
111.10    (i) The commissioner may make direct payments to producers of rural economic
111.11infrastructure with any amount of the annual appropriation for ethanol producer payments
111.12and rural economic infrastructure that is in excess of the amount required to make
111.13scheduled ethanol producer payments and deficiency payments under paragraphs (a) to (h).

111.14    Sec. 6. Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1, section 3, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
111.15
111.16
Subd. 4. Bioenergy and Value-Added
Agricultural Products
19,918,000
15,168,000
111.17$15,168,000 the first year and $15,168,000
111.18the second year are for ethanol producer
111.19payments under Minnesota Statutes, section
111.2041A.09 . If the total amount for which all
111.21producers are eligible in a quarter exceeds
111.22the amount available for payments, the
111.23commissioner shall make payments on a
111.24pro rata basis. If the appropriation exceeds
111.25the total amount for which all producers
111.26are eligible in a fiscal year for scheduled
111.27payments and for deficiencies in payments
111.28during previous fiscal years, the balance
111.29in the appropriation is available to the
111.30commissioner for value-added agricultural
111.31programs including the value-added
111.32agricultural product processing and
111.33marketing grant program under Minnesota
111.34Statutes, section 17.101, subdivision 5. The
111.35appropriation remains available until spent.
112.1$3,000,000 the first year is for grants to
112.2bioenergy projects. The NextGen Energy
112.3Board shall make recommendations to
112.4the commissioner on grants for owners of
112.5Minnesota facilities producing bioenergy,
112.6organizations that provide for on-station,
112.7on-farm field scale research and outreach to
112.8develop and test the agronomic and economic
112.9requirements of diverse stands of prairie
112.10plants and other perennials for bioenergy
112.11systems, or certain nongovernmental
112.12entities. For the purposes of this paragraph,
112.13"bioenergy" includes transportation fuels
112.14derived from cellulosic material as well as
112.15the generation of energy for commercial heat,
112.16industrial process heat, or electrical power
112.17from cellulosic material via gasification
112.18or other processes. The board must give
112.19priority to a bioenergy facility that is at
112.20least 60 percent owned and controlled by
112.21farmers, as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
112.22section 500.24, subdivision 2, paragraph (n),
112.23or natural persons residing in the county or
112.24counties contiguous to where the facility is
112.25located. Grants are limited to 50 percent of
112.26the cost of research, technical assistance, or
112.27equipment related to bioenergy production
112.28or $500,000 $1,000,000, whichever is less.
112.29Grants to nongovernmental entities for the
112.30development of business plans and structures
112.31related to community ownership of eligible
112.32bioenergy facilities together may not exceed
112.33$150,000. The board shall make a good
112.34faith effort to select projects that have
112.35merit and when taken together represent a
112.36variety of bioenergy technologies, biomass
113.1feedstocks, and geographic regions of the
113.2state. Projects must have a qualified engineer
113.3certification on the technology and fuel
113.4source. Grantees shall provide reports at
113.5the request of the commissioner and must
113.6actively participate in the Agricultural
113.7Utilization Research Institute's Renewable
113.8Energy Roundtable. No later than February
113.91, 2009, the commissioner shall report on
113.10the projects funded under this appropriation
113.11to the house and senate committees with
113.12jurisdiction over agriculture finance. The
113.13commissioner's costs in administering the
113.14program may be paid from the appropriation.
113.15$350,000 the first year is for grants to
113.16the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable
113.17Agriculture at the University of Minnesota
113.18to provide funds for on-station and on-farm
113.19field scale research and outreach to develop
113.20and test the agronomic and economic
113.21requirements of diverse stands of prairie
113.22plants and other perennials for bioenergy
113.23systems including, but not limited to,
113.24multiple species selection and establishment,
113.25ecological management between planting
113.26and harvest, harvest technologies, financial
113.27and agronomic risk management, farmer
113.28goal setting and adoption of technologies,
113.29integration of wildlife habitat into
113.30management approaches, evaluation of
113.31carbon and other benefits, and robust policies
113.32needed to induce farmer conversion on
113.33marginal lands.* (The preceding text
113.34beginning "$350,000 the first year" was
113.35indicated as vetoed by the governor.)
114.1$200,000 the first year is for a grant to the
114.2Minnesota Turf Seed Council for basic
114.3and applied agronomic research on native
114.4plants, including plant breeding, nutrient
114.5management, pest management, disease
114.6management, yield, and viability. The grant
114.7recipient may subcontract with a qualified
114.8third party for some or all of the basic
114.9or applied research. The grant recipient
114.10must actively participate in the Agricultural
114.11Utilization Research Institute's Renewable
114.12Energy Roundtable and no later than
114.13February 1, 2009, must report to the house
114.14and senate committees with jurisdiction
114.15over agriculture finance. This is a onetime
114.16appropriation and is available until spent.
114.17$200,000 the first year is for a grant to a joint
114.18venture combined heat and power energy
114.19facility located in Scott or LeSueur County
114.20for the creation of a centrally located biomass
114.21fuel supply depot with the capability of
114.22unloading, processing, testing, scaling, and
114.23storing renewable biomass fuels. The grant
114.24must be matched by at least $3 of nonstate
114.25funds for every $1 of state funds. The grant
114.26recipient must actively participate in the
114.27Agricultural Utilization Research Institute's
114.28Renewable Energy Roundtable and no
114.29later than February 1, 2009, must report
114.30to the house and senate committees with
114.31jurisdiction over agriculture finance. This is
114.32a onetime appropriation and is available until
114.33spent.
114.34$300,000 the first year is for a grant to the
114.35Bois Forte Band of Chippewa for a feasibility
114.36study of a renewable energy biofuels
115.1demonstration facility on the Bois Forte
115.2Reservation in St. Louis and Koochiching
115.3Counties. The grant shall be used by the Bois
115.4Forte Band to conduct a detailed feasibility
115.5study of the economic and technical viability
115.6of developing a multistream renewable
115.7energy biofuels demonstration facility
115.8on Bois Forte Reservation land to utilize
115.9existing forest resources, woody biomass,
115.10and cellulosic material to produce biofuels or
115.11bioenergy. The grant recipient must actively
115.12participate in the Agricultural Utilization
115.13Research Institute's Renewable Energy
115.14Roundtable and no later than February 1,
115.152009, must report to the house and senate
115.16committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
115.17finance. This is a onetime appropriation and
115.18is available until spent.
115.19$300,000 the first year is for a grant to
115.20the White Earth Band of Chippewa for a
115.21feasibility study of a renewable energy
115.22biofuels production, research, and production
115.23facility on the White Earth Reservation in
115.24Mahnomen County. The grant must be used
115.25by the White Earth Band and the University
115.26of Minnesota to conduct a detailed feasibility
115.27study of the economic and technical viability
115.28of (1) developing a multistream renewable
115.29energy biofuels demonstration facility on
115.30White Earth Reservation land to utilize
115.31existing forest resources, woody biomass,
115.32and cellulosic material to produce biofuels or
115.33bioenergy, and (2) developing, harvesting,
115.34and marketing native prairie plants and seeds
115.35for bioenergy production. The grant recipient
115.36must actively participate in the Agricultural
116.1Utilization Research Institute's Renewable
116.2Energy Roundtable and no later than
116.3February 1, 2009, must report to the house
116.4and senate committees with jurisdiction
116.5over agriculture finance. This is a onetime
116.6appropriation and is available until spent.
116.7$200,000 the first year is for a grant to the Elk
116.8River Economic Development Authority for
116.9upfront engineering and a feasibility study
116.10of the Elk River renewable fuels facility.
116.11The facility must use a plasma gasification
116.12process to convert primarily cellulosic
116.13material, but may also use plastics and other
116.14components from municipal solid waste, as
116.15feedstock for the production of methanol
116.16for use in biodiesel production facilities.
116.17Any unencumbered balance in fiscal year
116.182008 does not cancel but is available for
116.19fiscal year 2009. Notwithstanding Minnesota
116.20Statutes, section 16A.285, the agency must
116.21not transfer this appropriation. The grant
116.22recipient must actively participate in the
116.23Agricultural Utilization Research Institute's
116.24Renewable Energy Roundtable and no
116.25later than February 1, 2009, must report
116.26to the house and senate committees with
116.27jurisdiction over agriculture finance. This is
116.28a onetime appropriation and is available until
116.29spent.
116.30$200,000 the first year is for a grant to
116.31Chisago County to conduct a detailed
116.32feasibility study of the economic and
116.33technical viability of developing a
116.34multistream renewable energy biofuels
116.35demonstration facility in Chisago, Isanti,
116.36or Pine County to utilize existing forest
117.1resources, woody biomass, and cellulosic
117.2material to produce biofuels or bioenergy.
117.3Chisago County may expend funds to Isanti
117.4and Pine Counties and the University of
117.5Minnesota for any costs incurred as part
117.6of the study. The feasibility study must
117.7consider the capacity of: (1) the seed bank
117.8at Wild River State Park to expand the
117.9existing prairie grass, woody biomass, and
117.10cellulosic material resources in Chisago,
117.11Isanti, and Pine Counties; (2) willing and
117.12interested landowners in Chisago, Isanti, and
117.13Pine Counties to grow cellulosic materials;
117.14and (3) the Minnesota Conservation Corps,
117.15the sentence to serve program, and other
117.16existing workforce programs in east central
117.17Minnesota to contribute labor to these efforts.
117.18The grant recipient must actively participate
117.19in the Agricultural Utilization Research
117.20Institute's Renewable Energy Roundtable and
117.21no later than February 1, 2009, must report
117.22to the house and senate committees with
117.23jurisdiction over agriculture finance. This is
117.24a onetime appropriation and is available until
117.25spent.
117.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

117.27ARTICLE 8
117.28VETERANS AFFAIRS

117.29
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
117.30    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
117.31in this article.
117.32
2008
2009
Total
117.33
General
$
-0-
$
4,145,000
$
4,145,000
117.34
Special Revenue
-0-
(338,000)
(338,000)

118.1
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
118.2    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
118.3in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 2, to
118.4the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
118.5general fund or another named fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
118.6each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the addition
118.7to or subtraction from the appropriation listed under them is available for the fiscal year
118.8ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. Supplemental appropriations and
118.9reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are effective the
118.10day following final enactment.
118.11
APPROPRIATIONS
118.12
Available for the Year
118.13
Ending June 30
118.14
2008
2009

118.15
Sec. 3. VETERANS AFFAIRS
118.16
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
-0-
$
3,807,000
118.17The appropriation additions or reductions
118.18for each purpose are shown in the following
118.19paragraphs.
118.20$500,000 in 2009 is added to the base for
118.21grants to counties for veterans service offices
118.22as provided under Laws 2007, chapter 45,
118.23article 2, section 1, paragraph (b). This is a
118.24onetime appropriation.
118.25$2,500,000 in 2009 is for state soldiers
118.26assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section
118.27197.05. Of this amount, $1,500,000 is
118.28added to the base for this activity. This
118.29appropriation is available until spent. The
118.30appropriation for state soldiers assistance
118.31for 2009 in Laws 2007, chapter 45, article
118.322, section 1, is available in 2008 if the
118.33appropriation for 2008 is insufficient.
119.1$500,000 in 2009 is for casework services for
119.2veterans. The commissioner, in consultation
119.3with the Department of Administration,
119.4shall use the request for proposal process in
119.5Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C, to solicit
119.6bids for the provision of these services.
119.7The casework services provided should be
119.8community-based, available statewide, and
119.9include in-home counseling.
119.10$220,000 in 2009 is added to the base for
119.11operations of the LinkVET telephone line
119.12service for veterans.
119.13For purposes of efficiency, the commissioner
119.14must combine the services available through
119.15the toll-free higher education call center
119.16for veterans with those available through
119.17LinkVET.
119.18$250,000 in 2009 is for a grant to the
119.19Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
119.20for their work in helping veterans and their
119.21families affected by homelessness.
119.22$250,000 in 2009 is for the Veterans Claims
119.23Office for outreach and training to improve
119.24services and benefits to veterans. This
119.25appropriation includes money to add veterans
119.26service officer/coordinator positions,
119.27including one to assist female veterans.
119.28$25,000 in 2009 is to develop a pilot program
119.29for peer-to-peer counseling among combat
119.30veterans. This is a onetime appropriation.
119.31$338,000 is a reduction in 2009 from the
119.32special revenue fund appropriation from the
119.33account established in Minnesota Statutes,
119.34section 190.19.
120.1$200,000 in 2009 is a onetime appropriation
120.2for:
120.3(1) an intergovernmental and veterans
120.4strategic planning study for the Minnesota
120.5veterans homes, with special emphasis
120.6on exploring alternative models for the
120.7Minneapolis veterans home;
120.8(2) a study of the feasibility of partnering
120.9for home-based services for veterans with
120.10nongovernmental, nonprofit, or faith-based
120.11social service and health care delivery
120.12organizations, as a means of enabling
120.13veterans to live more independently, as an
120.14alternative to the projected sharply increasing
120.15needs for domiciliary and skilled nursing
120.16beds in state veterans homes. This is a
120.17onetime appropriation; and
120.18(3) designing a treatment program for
120.19veterans with traumatic brain injuries within
120.20the state veterans homes.
120.21$300,000 is a reduction in 2009 for
120.22the Veterans Homes Board. The base
120.23appropriation for fiscal years 2010 and 2011
120.24is reduced by $300,000 in each year. This
120.25reduction is made possible by the enhanced
120.26efficiency in administration of the homes
120.27associated with the transfer of governing
120.28authority from the Veterans Homes Board to
120.29the commissioner of veterans affairs.
120.30
Subd. 2.Report to the Legislature
120.31By January 15, 2009, the commissioner shall
120.32report to the chairs and ranking minority
120.33members of the legislative committees and
120.34divisions with jurisdiction over veterans
121.1affairs policy and finance regarding activities
121.2and expenditures in programs receiving an
121.3appropriation in this article.

121.4    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.1255, is amended by adding a subdivision
121.5to read:
121.6    Subd. 6. World War II memorial donation match account. Money remaining
121.7in the World War II memorial donation match account after the state share of the
121.8construction costs of the World War II memorial has been paid in full is appropriated to the
121.9commissioner of veterans affairs for services and programs for veterans and their families.

121.10    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 190.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
121.11    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account is
121.12established in the special revenue fund. The account shall consist of contributions from
121.13private sources and appropriations. Money in the account is appropriated in equal shares
121.14to the Department of Military Affairs and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
121.15EFFECTIVE DATE.Notwithstanding Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 2, section
121.161, and article 3, section 2, subdivision 3, this section is effective for distribution of the
121.17Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account the day following final enactment.

121.18    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 190.19, is amended by adding a subdivision
121.19to read:
121.20    Subd. 2a. Uses; veterans. Money appropriated to the Department of Veterans
121.21Affairs from the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account may be used for:
121.22    (1) grants to veterans service organizations; and
121.23    (2) outreach to underserved veterans.

121.24    Sec. 7. Laws 2007, chapter 144, article 1, section 7, is amended to read:
121.25
121.26
Sec. 7. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS
AFFAIRS.
$
6,000,000
$
6,000,000
121.27For grants to eligible veterans or the eligible
121.28spouses and children of veterans as provided
121.29under Minnesota Statutes, section 197.791.
121.30If the appropriation in this subdivision for
122.1either year is insufficient, the appropriation
122.2for the other year is available for it.
122.3Of this appropriation, no more than three
122.4percent $100,000 each year may be used for
122.5the administrative costs of operating this
122.6program.
122.7On June 1, 2009, the commissioner of finance
122.8must determine the amount needed to fully
122.9fund the grant program under Minnesota
122.10Statutes, section 197.791, and must adjust the
122.11appropriations in this section to the amount
122.12needed to provide grants for all eligible
122.13veterans.

122.14ARTICLE 9
122.15MILITARY AFFAIRS

122.16
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
122.17    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
122.18in this article.
122.19
2008
2009
Total
122.20
General
$
-0-
$
390,000
$
390,000
122.21
Special Revenue
-0-
(338,000)
(338,000)

122.22
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
122.23    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
122.24in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 3, to
122.25the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
122.26general fund or another named fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
122.27each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the addition
122.28to or subtraction from the appropriation listed under them is available for the fiscal year
122.29ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. Supplemental appropriations and
122.30reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are effective the
122.31day following final enactment.
123.1
APPROPRIATIONS
123.2
Available for the Year
123.3
Ending June 30
123.4
2008
2009

123.5
Sec. 3. MILITARY AFFAIRS
$
-0-
$
52,000
123.6$75,000 in 2009 is to establish a state
123.7enhancement of the employer support of the
123.8guard and reserve program. The funding
123.9base for this activity is $35,000 each year in
123.10fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
123.11$135,000 in 2009 is to make $1,000 biannual
123.12bonus payments to National Guard medics
123.13who meet recertification requirements during
123.14the fiscal year.
123.15$180,000 in 2009 is to add "state navigator"
123.16positions to coordinate state agency programs
123.17and activities to support and assist soldiers
123.18and their families during and after the
123.19reintegration process.
123.20$338,000 is a reduction in 2009 from the
123.21special revenue fund appropriation from the
123.22account established in Minnesota Statutes,
123.23section 190.19.

123.24    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 190.19, subdivision 2, is
123.25amended to read:
123.26    Subd. 2. Uses. (a) Money appropriated from the Minnesota "Support Our Troops"
123.27account to the Department of Military Affairs may be used for:
123.28    (1) grants directly to eligible individuals;
123.29    (2) grants to one or more eligible foundations for the purpose of making grants to
123.30eligible individuals, as provided in this section; or
123.31    (3) veterans' services.; or
123.32    (4) grants to family readiness groups chartered by the adjutant general.
124.1    (b) As used in paragraph (a), the term, "eligible individual" includes any person
124.2who is:
124.3    (1) a member of the Minnesota National Guard or a reserve unit based in Minnesota
124.4who has been called to active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5;
124.5    (2) a Minnesota resident who is a member of a military reserve unit not based
124.6in Minnesota, if the member is called to active service as defined in section 190.05,
124.7subdivision 5
;
124.8    (3) any other Minnesota resident performing active service for any branch of the
124.9military of the United States;
124.10    (4) a person who served in one of the capacities listed in clause (1), (2), or (3) who
124.11has current financial needs directly related to that service; and
124.12    (5) a member of the immediate family of an individual identified in clause (1), (2),
124.13(3), or (4). For purposes of this clause, "immediate family" means the individual's spouse
124.14and minor children and, if they are dependents of the member of the military, the member's
124.15parents, grandparents, siblings, stepchildren, and adult children.
124.16    (c) As used in paragraph (a), the term "eligible foundation" includes any organization
124.17that:
124.18    (1) is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
124.19Code;
124.20    (2) has articles of incorporation under chapter 317A specifying the purpose of
124.21the organization as including the provision of financial assistance to members of the
124.22Minnesota National Guard and other United States armed forces reserves and their
124.23families and survivors; and
124.24    (3) agrees in writing to distribute any grant money received from the adjutant general
124.25under this section to eligible individuals as defined in this section and in accordance
124.26with any written policies and rules the adjutant general may impose as conditions of the
124.27grant to the foundation.
124.28    (d) The maximum grant awarded to an eligible individual under paragraph (a) in a
124.29calendar year with funds from the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account, either through
124.30an eligible institution or directly from the adjutant general, may not exceed $2,000.

124.31    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 190.25, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
124.32    Subd. 3. Sale; use of funds. The adjutant general is authorized to sell in the manner
124.33provided by law any or all
124.34    (1) land, and
125.1    (2) timber, growing crops, buildings, and other improvements, if any, situated upon
125.2the land, acquired under the authority of subdivision 1 or which may hereafter comprise
125.3the Camp Ripley Military Field Training Center and not needed for military training
125.4purposes. The proceeds of any sales shall be deposited in the general fund.
125.5    The adjutant general may use funds that are directly appropriated for the acquisition
125.6of land, the payment of expenses of forest management on land forming the Camp
125.7Ripley Military Reservation, and the provision of an Enlisted Person's Service Center. If
125.8amounts that are directly appropriated for these purposes in either year of a biennium are
125.9insufficient, the appropriation for the other year of the biennium is available.

125.10    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 190.25, is amended by adding a subdivision
125.11to read:
125.12    Subd. 3a. Timber sales; use of funds. The adjutant general is authorized to sell
125.13in the manner provided by law any or all timber on land acquired under the authority of
125.14subdivision 1 or which may hereafter comprise the Camp Ripley Military Field Training
125.15Center. The proceeds of any sales of timber under this subdivision must be deposited in an
125.16account in the special revenue fund and are appropriated to the adjutant general to be used
125.17to manage the timber resources of Camp Ripley in a manner consistent with the camp's
125.18purpose as lands for training armed forces.

125.19    Sec. 7. [192.341] STATE ENHANCED EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF GUARD
125.20AND RESERVE (ESGR) PROGRAM.
125.21    The adjutant general is authorized to establish and administer a state enhancement
125.22to the federal Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Program. The adjutant
125.23general shall develop policy and guidelines for the administration of the program
125.24established under this section.

125.25    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 192.501, is amended by adding a subdivision
125.26to read:
125.27    Subd. 1c. Medic recertification bonus program. (a) The adjutant general
125.28may establish a program to provide a recertification bonus to eligible members of the
125.29Minnesota National Guard who recertify as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in
125.30the National Guard within the limitations of this subdivision. The bonus payments are
125.31intended to generally encourage a member's continuing certification as an EMT.
125.32    (b) Eligibility for the recertification bonus is limited to a member of the National
125.33Guard who:
126.1    (1) is serving satisfactorily as determined by the adjutant general; and
126.2    (2) has successfully completed the training required for recertification and warrants
126.3the payment of a bonus.
126.4    (c) The adjutant general may, within the limitations of this subdivision and other
126.5applicable laws, determine additional eligibility criteria for the bonus, and must specify all
126.6of the criteria in regulations and publish changes as necessary.
126.7    (d) Payments under this subdivision must be made on a schedule that is determined
126.8and published in department regulations by the adjutant general.

126.9    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 192.501, is amended by adding a subdivision
126.10to read:
126.11    Subd. 2a. Usage of tuition and textbook reimbursement grant program by
126.12spouse permitted. (a) Notwithstanding the eligibility limitations of subdivision 2,
126.13paragraph (b), the spouse of a person eligible under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), is
126.14eligible to use up to 12 semester hours per year, or the equivalent amount of quarter
126.15credits, of that eligible person's unused tuition reimbursement benefit for each year of
126.16service in the Minnesota National Guard after the eighth year of such service.
126.17    (b) Total benefits under this subdivision cannot exceed the total unused portion of
126.18the service member's benefit. A service member's and spouse's eligibility for tuition
126.19reimbursement under this subdivision is limited by the provisions of subdivision 2,
126.20paragraph (g).

126.21    Sec. 10. STARBASE STUDY.
126.22    The appropriation in Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 3, section 2, subdivision 3, for
126.23a longitudinal study measuring improvement in academic achievement as a result of
126.24participation in the Starbase program is available until June 30, 2009. The Department of
126.25Military Affairs must contract with the Wilder Foundation to conduct the study.
126.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

126.27    Sec. 11. NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM STUDY.
126.28    The adjutant general and the Department of Military Affairs shall study participation
126.29by the Minnesota National Guard in the National Guard Youth Challenge Program
126.30promoted by the National Guard Youth Foundation. The adjutant general shall report on
126.31the study and make recommendations to the governor and the committees of the senate
126.32and the house of representatives with jurisdiction over National Guard programs by
126.33January 15, 2009. The study must include:
127.1    (1) possible locations for the Minnesota National Guard Youth Challenge Program;
127.2    (2) estimated start-up costs for the program;
127.3    (3) application and establishment procedures and resources required to apply for
127.4and establish the program; and
127.5    (4) a survey of similar programs established in other states and how each state comes
127.6up with the state match required to obtain federal funds.

127.7ARTICLE 10
127.8ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

127.9
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
127.10    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
127.11in this article.
127.12
2008
2009
Total
127.13
General
$
(2,425,000)
$
1,512,000
$
(913,000)

127.14
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
127.15    The dollar amounts in the columns under "APPROPRIATIONS" are added to or,
127.16if shown in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 135,
127.17or other law to the specified agencies. The appropriations are from the general fund, or
127.18another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The
127.19figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
127.20them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively.
127.21"The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is fiscal year 2009. "The biennium"
127.22is fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are
127.23effective the day following final enactment.
127.24
APPROPRIATIONS
127.25
Available for the Year
127.26
Ending June 30
127.27
2008
2009

127.28
127.29
Sec. 3. EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
127.30
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
(3,000,000)
$
445,000
128.1The appropriation additions or reductions
128.2for each purpose are shown in the following
128.3subdivisions.
128.4
128.5
Subd. 2.Employment and Economic
Development
-0-
(550,000)
128.6This is an ongoing base reduction to
128.7the department's operating budget. This
128.8reduction must not result in layoffs.
128.9
128.10
Subd. 3.Business and Community
Development
(3,000,000)
800,000
128.11(a) $400,000 in the second year is for the
128.12establishment and operation of the Office of
128.13Science and Technology. This is a onetime
128.14appropriation and is available until expended.
128.15(b) $400,000 in the second year is a onetime
128.16appropriation for transfer to the revolving
128.17loan account created in Minnesota Statutes,
128.18section 116J.996, subdivision 3, for the
128.19military reservist economic injury loan
128.20program, resulting from a call to active
128.21military duty.
128.22
Subd. 4.Workforce Development
-0-
195,000
128.23(a) $120,000 in the second year is for a
128.24grant to HIRED to operate its industry
128.25sector training initiatives, which provide
128.26employee training developed in collaboration
128.27with employers in specific, high-demand
128.28industries. This is a onetime appropriation.
128.29(b) $75,000 in the second year is for a grant
128.30to Lifetrack Resources for a onetime pilot
128.31project in Rochester focusing on immigrant
128.32and refugee collaborative programs,
128.33including those related to job-seeking skills
129.1and workplace orientation, intensive job
129.2development, functional work English, and
129.3on-site job coaching. This is a onetime
129.4appropriation and is available until expended.
129.5
Subd. 5. Cancellations
129.6By July 31, 2008, the commissioner of
129.7finance shall cancel the unencumbered
129.8balance of the appropriation in Laws 2005,
129.9First Special Session chapter 3, article 10,
129.10section 23, to the foreign trade zone authority,
129.11estimated to be $608,000, to the general fund.
129.12By July 31, 2008, the commissioner of
129.13finance shall cancel $2,000,000 of the
129.14balance in the job skills partnership account
129.15to the general fund.
129.16
Subd. 6.Transfers In
129.17By July 31, 2008, the commissioner of
129.18finance shall transfer the unencumbered
129.19balance of the appropriation in Laws
129.202005, First Special Session chapter 1,
129.21article 3, section 2, subdivision 2, for
129.22the methamphetamine laboratory cleanup
129.23revolving loan account in the public facilities
129.24authority fund, estimated to be $150,000, to
129.25the general fund.
129.26By July 31, 2008, the commissioner of
129.27finance shall transfer $8,000,000 of the
129.28unencumbered balance in the workforce
129.29development fund to the general fund.
129.30
129.31
Subd. 7.Minnesota Minerals 21st Century
Fund
129.32Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
129.33section 116J.423, by June 30, 2009, the
130.1commissioner shall make a $1,000,000 grant
130.2and a $1,000,000 loan from the Minnesota
130.3Minerals 21st Century Fund to Magnetation,
130.4Inc. for reclamation of iron ore.

130.5
Sec. 4. LABOR AND INDUSTRY
130.6
Subdivision 1.Base Reduction
$
-0-
$
(43,000)
130.7$43,000 in the second year is a base
130.8reduction. The commissioner must not
130.9reduce funding available for prevailing wage
130.10enforcement and must fill all positions when
130.11vacancies become available.
130.12
Subd. 2.Transfers In
130.13By June 30, 2009, the commissioner of
130.14finance shall transfer $2,000,000 from the
130.15construction code fund under Minnesota
130.16Statutes, section 326B.04, to the general
130.17fund.

130.18
130.19
Sec. 5. BUREAU OF MEDIATION
SERVICES
$
-0-
$
(69,000)
130.20This is a base reduction.

130.21
Sec. 6. EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM
$
-0-
$
1,299,000
130.22(a) $1,299,000 is for a grant to the Minnesota
130.23Film and TV Board for the jobs production
130.24program under Minnesota Statutes, section
130.25116U.26. This is a onetime appropriation and
130.26is in addition to any other appropriation for
130.27the jobs program under Minnesota Statutes,
130.28section 116U.26. This appropriation is
130.29available until expended.
131.1(b) $500,000 of the balance in the special
131.2marketing account established pursuant to
131.3Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter
131.41, article 3, section 6, must be used for a
131.5onetime grant to the Minnesota Film and
131.6TV Board for the production of a film in
131.7Minnesota in calendar years 2008 and 2009.
131.8The grant is in addition to any payments
131.9made for the same purpose from the film
131.10production jobs program under Minnesota
131.11Statutes, section 116U.26. This appropriation
131.12is available until expended.

131.13
Sec. 7. HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
$
-0-
$
(200,000)
131.14This is a onetime reduction.

131.15
131.16
Sec. 8. MINNESOTA BOXING
COMMISSION
$
-0-
$
80,000
131.17This amount is added to the commission's or
131.18its successor's base budget.

131.19
131.20
Sec. 9. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
$
575,000
$
-0-
131.21$575,000 in the first year is a onetime
131.22appropriation for the Minnesota
131.23Sesquicentennial Commission. The
131.24Minnesota Historical Society, the State Arts
131.25Board, and Explore Minnesota Tourism
131.26may assist the commission in designing
131.27and implementing the grants program.
131.28The commission shall encourage private
131.29contributions to match the state money to the
131.30greatest extent possible. Any gifts, pledges,
131.31membership fees, or contributions received
131.32by the commission are appropriated to the
132.1commission. This appropriation is available
132.2until June 30, 2009.

132.3    Sec. 10. [116J.996] MILITARY RESERVIST ECONOMIC INJURY LOANS.
132.4    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
132.5section.
132.6    (b) "Active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05.
132.7    (c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic
132.8development.
132.9    (d) "Eligible business" means a small business, as defined in section 645.445, that
132.10was operating in Minnesota on the date a military reservist received orders for active
132.11service.
132.12    (e) "Essential employee" means a military reservist who is an owner or employee
132.13of an eligible business and whose managerial or technical expertise is critical to the
132.14day-to-day operation of the eligible business.
132.15    (f) "Military reservist" means a member of the reserve component of the armed
132.16forces.
132.17    (g) "Reserve component of the armed forces" has the meaning given it in United
132.18States Code, title 10, section 101(c).
132.19    (h) "Substantial economic injury" means an economic harm to an eligible business
132.20that results in the inability of the eligible business to:
132.21    (1) meet its obligations as they mature;
132.22    (2) pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses; or
132.23    (3) manufacture, produce, market, or provide a product or service ordinarily
132.24manufactured, produced, marketed, or provided by the eligible business.
132.25    Subd. 2. Loan program. The commissioner may make onetime, interest-free loans
132.26of up to $20,000 per borrower to eligible businesses that have sustained or are likely to
132.27sustain substantial economic injury as a result of the call to active service for 180 days
132.28or more of an essential employee. Loans must be made for the purpose of preventing,
132.29remedying, or ameliorating the substantial economic injury.
132.30    Subd. 3. Revolving loan account. The commissioner shall use money appropriated
132.31for the purpose to establish a revolving loan account. All repayments of loans made
132.32under this section must be deposited into this account. Interest earned on money in the
132.33account accrues to the account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
132.34for purposes of the loan program created in this section, including costs incurred by the
132.35commissioner to establish and administer the program.
133.1    Subd. 4. Rules. Using the expedited rulemaking procedures of section 14.389, the
133.2commissioner shall develop and publish expedited rules for loan applications, use of
133.3funds, needed collateral, terms of loans, and other details of military reservist economic
133.4injury loans.
133.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

133.6    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116L.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
133.7    Subdivision 1. Partnership program. (a) The partnership program may provide
133.8grants-in-aid to educational or other nonprofit educational institutions using the following
133.9guidelines:
133.10    (1) the educational or other nonprofit educational institution is a provider of training
133.11within the state in either the public or private sector;
133.12    (2) the program involves skills training that is an area of employment need; and
133.13    (3) preference will be given to educational or other nonprofit training institutions
133.14which serve economically disadvantaged people, minorities, or those who are victims of
133.15economic dislocation and to businesses located in rural areas.
133.16    (b) A single grant to any one institution shall not exceed $400,000. A portion of a
133.17grant may be used for preemployment training.
133.18    (c) Each institution must provide for the dissemination of summary results of a
133.19grant-funded project, including, but not limited to, information about curriculum and
133.20all supporting materials developed in conjunction with the grant. Results of projects
133.21developed by any Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system institution must
133.22be disseminated throughout the system.

133.23    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116L.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
133.24    Subd. 3. Use of funds. The Job Skills Partnership Board may use up to six percent
133.25of any funds it receives, regardless of the source, for activities authorized under section
133.26116L.04, subdivision 2 . The board may also use a portion of these funds to collect and
133.27disseminate information on the activities under section 116L.04, subdivision 2. The board
133.28must plan for the statewide dissemination of the results, curriculum, and supporting
133.29materials of these grant-funded projects.

133.30    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116L.05, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
133.31    Subd. 5. Use of workforce development funds. After March 1 of any fiscal year,
133.32the board may use workforce development funds for the purposes outlined in sections
134.1116L.04 , 116L.06, and 116L.10 to 116L.14, or to provide incumbent worker training
134.2services under section 116L.18 if the following conditions have been met:
134.3    (1) the board examines relevant economic indicators, including the projected
134.4number of layoffs for the remainder of the fiscal year and the next fiscal year, evidence of
134.5declining and expanding industries, the number of initial applications for and the number
134.6of exhaustions of unemployment benefits, job vacancy data, and any additional relevant
134.7information brought to the board's attention;
134.8    (2) the board accounts for all allocations made in section 116L.17, subdivision 2;
134.9    (3) based on the past expenditures and projected revenue, the board estimates future
134.10funding needs for services under section 116L.17 for the remainder of the current fiscal
134.11year and the next fiscal year;
134.12    (4) the board determines there will be unspent funds after meeting the needs of
134.13dislocated workers in the current fiscal year and there will be sufficient revenue to meet
134.14the needs of dislocated workers in the next fiscal year; and
134.15    (5) the board reports its findings in clauses (1) to (4) to the chairs of legislative
134.16committees with jurisdiction over the workforce development fund, to the commissioners
134.17of revenue and finance, and to the public.

134.18    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116L.16, is amended to read:
134.19116L.16 DISTANCE-WORK GRANTS.
134.20    The Job Skills Partnership Board may make grants-in-aid for distance-work
134.21projects. The purpose of the grants is to promote distance-work projects involving
134.22technology in rural areas and may include a consortium of organizations partnering
134.23in the development of rural technology industry. Grants may be used to identify and
134.24train rural workers in technology, act as a catalyst to bring together employers and rural
134.25employees to perform distance work, and provide rural workers with physical connections
134.26to telecommunications infrastructure, where necessary, in order to be self-employed or
134.27employed from their homes or satellite offices. Grants must be made according to sections
134.28116L.02 and 116L.04, except that:
134.29    (1) the business match may include, but is not limited to, office space;
134.30additional management or technology staff costs; start-up equipment costs such as
134.31telecommunications infrastructure, additional software, or computer upgrades; consulting
134.32fees for implementation of distance-work policies or identification and skill assessment
134.33of potential employees; and the joint financial contribution of two or more businesses
134.34acting as a consortium;
134.35    (2) cash or in-kind contributions by partnering organizations may be used as a match;
135.1    (3) eligible grantees may be educational or nonprofit educational training
135.2organizations; and
135.3    (4) grants-in-aid may be packaged with loans under section 116L.06, subdivision
135.46
; and
135.5    (5) with respect to grants serving as a catalyst to bring together employers and rural
135.6employees to perform distance work, the match must be at least one-to-two.
135.7    The board shall, to the extent there are sufficient applications, make grant awards
135.8to as many parts of the state as possible. Subject to the requirement for geographic
135.9distribution of grants, preference shall be given to grant applications that provide the most
135.10cost-effective training proposals, that provide the best prospects for high-paying jobs
135.11with high retention rates, or that are from more economically distressed rural areas or
135.12communities.
135.13    Grantees must meet reporting and evaluation requirements established by the board.

135.14    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 116L.17, subdivision 1, is
135.15amended to read:
135.16    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms
135.17have the meanings given them in this subdivision.
135.18    (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic
135.19development.
135.20    (c) "Dislocated worker" means an individual who is a resident of Minnesota at the
135.21time employment ceased or was working in the state at the time employment ceased and:
135.22    (1) has been permanently separated or has received a notice of permanent separation
135.23from public or private sector employment and is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement
135.24to unemployment benefits, and is unlikely to return to the previous industry or occupation;
135.25    (2) has been long-term unemployed and has limited opportunities for employment
135.26or reemployment in the same or a similar occupation in the area in which the individual
135.27resides, including older individuals who may have substantial barriers to employment by
135.28reason of age;
135.29    (3) has been terminated or has received a notice of termination of employment as a
135.30result of a plant closing or a substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise;
135.31    (4) has been self-employed, including farmers and ranchers, and is unemployed as a
135.32result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides
135.33or because of natural disasters;
136.1    (5) has been permanently separated from employment in a restaurant, bar, or
136.2lawful gambling organization from October 1, 2007, to October 1, 2009, due to the
136.3implementation of any state law prohibiting smoking; or
136.4    (6) is a veteran as defined by section 197.447, has been discharged or released from
136.5active duty under honorable conditions within the last 36 months, and (i) is unemployed
136.6or (ii) is employed in a job verified to be below the skill level and earning capacity of
136.7the veteran; or
136.8    (6) (7) is a displaced homemaker. A "displaced homemaker" is an individual who
136.9has spent a substantial number of years in the home providing homemaking service and
136.10(i) has been dependent upon the financial support of another; and now due to divorce,
136.11separation, death, or disability of that person, must find employment to self support; or (ii)
136.12derived the substantial share of support from public assistance on account of dependents
136.13in the home and no longer receives such support.
136.14    To be eligible under this clause, the support must have ceased while the worker
136.15resided in Minnesota.
136.16    (d) "Eligible organization" means a state or local government unit, nonprofit
136.17organization, community action agency, business organization or association, or labor
136.18organization.
136.19    (e) "Plant closing" means the announced or actual permanent shutdown of a single
136.20site of employment, or one or more facilities or operating units within a single site of
136.21employment.
136.22    (f) "Substantial layoff" means a permanent reduction in the workforce, which is
136.23not a result of a plant closing, and which results in an employment loss at a single site
136.24of employment during any 30-day period for at least 50 employees excluding those
136.25employees that work less than 20 hours per week.
136.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

136.27    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116L.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
136.28    Subd. 2. Disbursement of special assessment funds. (a) The money collected
136.29under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the workforce
136.30development fund to provide for employment and training programs. The workforce
136.31development fund is created as a special account in the state treasury.
136.32    (b) All money in the fund not otherwise appropriated or transferred is appropriated
136.33to the Job Skills Partnership Board for the purposes of section 116L.17 and as provided for
136.34in paragraph (d). The board must act as the fiscal agent for the money and must disburse
136.35that money for the purposes of section 116L.17, not allowing the money to be used for
137.1any other obligation of the state. All money in the workforce development fund shall be
137.2deposited, administered, and disbursed in the same manner and under the same conditions
137.3and requirements as are provided by law for the other special accounts in the state treasury,
137.4except that all interest or net income resulting from the investment or deposit of money in
137.5the fund shall accrue to the fund for the purposes of the fund.
137.6    (c) Reimbursement for costs related to collection of the special assessment shall be
137.7in an amount negotiated between the commissioner and the United States Department
137.8of Labor.
137.9    (d) If the board determines that the conditions of section 116L.05, subdivision 5,
137.10have been met, the board may use funds for the purposes outlined in sections 116L.04,
137.11116L.06, and 116L.10 to 116L.14, or to provide incumbent worker training services under
137.12section 116L.18.

137.13    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116U.26, is amended to read:
137.14116U.26 FILM JOBS PRODUCTION PROGRAM.
137.15    (a) The film production jobs program is created. The program shall be operated
137.16by the Minnesota Film and TV Board with administrative oversight and control by the
137.17director of Explore Minnesota Tourism. The program shall make payment to producers
137.18of feature films, national television or Internet programs, documentaries, music videos,
137.19and commercials that directly create new film jobs in Minnesota. To be eligible for a
137.20payment, a producer must submit documentation to the Minnesota Film and TV Board of
137.21expenditures for production costs incurred in Minnesota that are directly attributable to the
137.22production in Minnesota of a film product.
137.23    The Minnesota Film and TV Board shall make recommendations to the director of
137.24Explore Minnesota Tourism about program payment, but the director has the authority to
137.25make the final determination on payments. The director's determination must be based
137.26on proper documentation of eligible production costs submitted for payments. No more
137.27than five percent of the funds appropriated for the program in any year may be expended
137.28for administration.
137.29    (b) For the purposes of this section:
137.30    (1) "production costs" means the cost of the following:
137.31    (i) a story and scenario to be used for a film;
137.32    (ii) salaries of talent, management, and labor, including payments to personal
137.33services corporations for the services of a performing artist;
137.34    (iii) set construction and operations, wardrobe, accessories, and related services;
137.35    (iv) photography, sound synchronization, lighting, and related services;
138.1    (v) editing and related services;
138.2    (vi) rental of facilities and equipment; or
138.3    (vii) other direct costs of producing the film in accordance with generally accepted
138.4entertainment industry practice; and
138.5    (2) "film" means a movie feature film, television or Internet show, documentary,
138.6music video, or television commercial, whether on film or, video, or digital media. Film
138.7does not include news, current events, public programming, or a program that includes
138.8weather or market reports; a talk show; a production with respect to a questionnaire or
138.9contest; a sports event or sports activity; a gala presentation or awards show; a finished
138.10production that solicits funds; or a production for which the production company is
138.11required under United States Code, title 18, section 2257, to maintain records with respect
138.12to a performer portrayed in a single-media or multimedia program.
138.13    (c) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Minnesota Film and TV Board
138.14may make reimbursements of up to 20 percent of film production costs for films that incur
138.15production costs in excess of $5,000,000 in Minnesota within a 12-month period.
138.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for films that are certified by the
138.17Minnesota Film and TV Board on or after the day following final enactment.

138.18    Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 298.223, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
138.19    Subd. 2. Administration. (a) The taconite area environmental protection fund shall
138.20be administered by the commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation
138.21Board. The commissioner shall by September 1 of each year submit to the board a list
138.22of projects to be funded from the taconite area environmental protection fund, with such
138.23supporting information including description of the projects, plans, and cost estimates as
138.24may be necessary.
138.25    (b) Each year no less than one-half of the amounts deposited into the taconite
138.26environmental protection fund must be used for public works projects, including
138.27construction of sewer and water systems, as specified under subdivision 1, paragraph (c).
138.28The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board with a majority vote of the members,
138.29may waive the requirements of this paragraph.
138.30    (c) Upon approval by a majority of the members of the Iron Range Resources and
138.31Rehabilitation Board, this the list of projects approved under this subdivision shall be
138.32submitted to the governor by November 1 of each year. By December 1 of each year, the
138.33governor shall approve or disapprove, or return for further consideration, each project.
138.34Funds for a project may be expended only upon approval of the project by the board and
139.1governor. The commissioner may submit supplemental projects to the board and governor
139.2for approval at any time.
139.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for distributions beginning in 2009.

139.4    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 298.28, subdivision 9d, as added by Laws
139.52008, chapter 154, article 8, section 9, is amended to read:
139.6    Subd. 9d. Iron Range higher education account. Two Five cents per taxable ton
139.7must be allocated to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board to be deposited
139.8in an Iron Range higher education account that is hereby created, to be used for higher
139.9education programs conducted at educational institutions in the taconite assistance area
139.10defined in section 273.1341. The Iron Range Higher Education committee under section
139.11298.2214 and the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board must approve all
139.12expenditures from the account.

139.13    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 298.292, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws
139.142008, chapter 154, article 8, section 11, is amended to read:
139.15    Subd. 2. Use of money. Money in the Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust
139.16fund may be used for the following purposes:
139.17    (1) to provide loans, loan guarantees, interest buy-downs and other forms of
139.18participation with private sources of financing, but a loan to a private enterprise shall be
139.19for a principal amount not to exceed one-half of the cost of the project for which financing
139.20is sought, and the rate of interest on a loan to a private enterprise shall be no less than the
139.21lesser of eight percent or an interest rate three percentage points less than a full faith
139.22and credit obligation of the United States government of comparable maturity, at the
139.23time that the loan is approved;
139.24    (2) to fund reserve accounts established to secure the payment when due of the
139.25principal of and interest on bonds issued pursuant to section 298.2211;
139.26    (3) to pay in periodic payments or in a lump sum payment any or all of the interest
139.27on bonds issued pursuant to chapter 474 for the purpose of constructing, converting,
139.28or retrofitting heating facilities in connection with district heating systems or systems
139.29utilizing alternative energy sources;
139.30    (4) to invest in a venture capital fund or enterprise that will provide capital to other
139.31entities that are engaging in, or that will engage in, projects or programs that have the
139.32purposes set forth in subdivision 1. No investments may be made in a venture capital fund
139.33or enterprise unless at least two other unrelated investors make investments of at least
139.34$500,000 in the venture capital fund or enterprise, and the investment by the Douglas
140.1J. Johnson economic protection trust fund may not exceed the amount of the largest
140.2investment by an unrelated investor in the venture capital fund or enterprise. For purposes
140.3of this subdivision, an "unrelated investor" is a person or entity that is not related to
140.4the entity in which the investment is made or to any individual who owns more than 40
140.5percent of the value of the entity, in any of the following relationships: spouse, parent,
140.6child, sibling, employee, or owner of an interest in the entity that exceeds ten percent of
140.7the value of all interests in it. For purposes of determining the limitations under this
140.8clause, the amount of investments made by an investor other than the Douglas J. Johnson
140.9economic protection trust fund is the sum of all investments made in the venture capital
140.10fund or enterprise during the period beginning one year before the date of the investment
140.11by the Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust fund; and
140.12    (5) to purchase forest land in the taconite assistance area defined in section 273.1341
140.13to be held and managed as a public trust for the benefit of the area for the purposes
140.14authorized in section 298.22, subdivision 5a. Property purchased under this section may
140.15be sold by the commissioner upon approval by a majority vote of the board. The net
140.16proceeds must be deposited in the trust fund for the purposes and uses of this section.
140.17    Money from the trust fund shall be expended only in or for the benefit of the taconite
140.18assistance area defined in section 273.1341.

140.19    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 298.2961, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
140.20    Subd. 2. Projects; approval. (a) Projects funded must be for:
140.21    (1) environmentally unique reclamation projects; or
140.22    (2) pit or plant repairs, expansions, or modernizations other than for a value added
140.23iron products plant; or.
140.24    (3) haulage trucks and equipment and mining shovels.
140.25    (b) To be proposed by the board, a project must be approved by at least eight Iron
140.26Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board members. The money for a project may
140.27be spent only upon approval of the project by the governor. The board may submit
140.28supplemental projects for approval at any time.
140.29    (c) The board may require that it receive an equity percentage in any project to
140.30which it contributes under this section.

140.31    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 446A.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
140.32    Subdivision 1. Bonding authority. The authority may issue negotiable bonds in a
140.33principal amount that the authority determines necessary to provide sufficient funds for
140.34achieving its purposes, including the making of loans and purchase of securities, the
141.1payment of interest on bonds of the authority, the establishment of reserves to secure
141.2its bonds, the payment of fees to a third party providing credit enhancement, and the
141.3payment of all other expenditures of the authority incident to and necessary or convenient
141.4to carry out its corporate purposes and powers, but not including the making of grants.
141.5Bonds of the authority may be issued as bonds or notes or in any other form authorized
141.6by law. The principal amount of bonds issued and outstanding under this section at any
141.7time may not exceed $1,500,000,000, excluding bonds for which refunding bonds or
141.8crossover refunding bonds have been issued., and excluding any bonds issued for the
141.9credit enhanced bond program or refunding or crossover refunding bonds issued under the
141.10program. The principal amount of bonds issued and outstanding under section 446A.087,
141.11may not exceed $500,000,000, excluding bonds for which refunding bonds or crossover
141.12refunding bonds have been issued.

141.13    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 462A.22, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
141.14    Subdivision 1. Debt ceiling. The aggregate principal amount of bonds and notes
141.15which are outstanding at any time, excluding the principal amount of any bonds and
141.16notes refunded by the issuance of new bonds or notes, shall not exceed the sum of
141.17$3,000,000,000 $5,000,000,000.

141.18    Sec. 24. Laws 1999, chapter 223, article 2, section 72, is amended to read:
141.19    Sec. 72. UPPER RED LAKE BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM.
141.20    The commissioner of trade and economic development must make loans to
141.21businesses in the Upper Red Lake area that have been severely affected by the significant
141.22decline of the walleye fishing resource in Upper Red Lake. The loans may only be
141.23made to businesses that operated in 1998. A business must submit an application to the
141.24commissioner on forms provided by the commissioner. The application must include a
141.25business plan for continued operation, with the assistance of the loan, until the walleye
141.26fishing resource recovers. The commissioner shall allocate available loan funds to a
141.27business based on the commissioner's evaluation of the probable success of its business
141.28plan. A loan shall be for a maximum amount of $75,000 and a duration of ten years from
141.29the date of the loan and shall be interest free. Repayment of a loan in monthly payments
141.30of 1/120 of the original principal amount must begin no later than one year after walleye
141.31fishing on Upper Red Lake is allowed by the department of natural resources recovered
141.32to a bag limit of six. Any principal balance remaining at the end of the ten-year period
141.33shall be forgiven if the business continues in operation for the ten-year period. Loan
141.34repayments shall be deposited in the general fund.
142.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

142.2    Sec. 25. Laws 2007, chapter 135, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
142.3
142.4
Subd. 2. Business and Community
Development
40,667,000
8,639,000
142.5
Appropriations by Fund
142.6
General
39,967,000
7,939,000
142.7
Remediation
700,000
700,000
142.8(a) (1) $250,000 the first year and $250,000
142.9the second year are from the general fund
142.10for a grant under Minnesota Statutes,
142.11section 116J.421, to the Rural Policy and
142.12Development Center at St. Peter, Minnesota.
142.13The grant shall be used for research and
142.14policy analysis on emerging economic and
142.15social issues in rural Minnesota, to serve as
142.16a policy resource center for rural Minnesota
142.17communities, to encourage collaboration
142.18across higher education institutions to
142.19provide interdisciplinary team approaches
142.20to research and problem-solving in rural
142.21communities, and to administer overall
142.22operations of the center.
142.23(2) The grant shall be provided upon the
142.24condition that each state-appropriated
142.25dollar be matched with a nonstate dollar.
142.26Acceptable matching funds are nonstate
142.27contributions that the center has received and
142.28have not been used to match previous state
142.29grants. Any unencumbered balance in the
142.30first year is available for the second year.
142.31(b) $250,000 the first year and $250,000
142.32the second year are from the general fund
143.1for a grant to WomenVenture for women's
143.2business development programs.
143.3(c) $250,000 the first year is for a grant to
143.4University Enterprise Laboratories (UEL)
143.5for its direct and indirect expenses to support
143.6efforts to encourage the growth of early-stage
143.7and emerging bioscience companies. UEL
143.8must provide a report by June 30 each year
143.9to the commissioner on the expenditures
143.10until the appropriation is expended. This is a
143.11onetime appropriation and is available until
143.12expended.
143.13(d) $2,000,000 the first year is for grants
143.14under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571,
143.15for the redevelopment grant program. This is
143.16a onetime appropriation.
143.17(e) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
143.18second year are to help small businesses
143.19access federal funds through the federal
143.20Small Business Innovation Research Program
143.21and the federal Small Business Technology
143.22Transfer Program. Department services
143.23must include maintaining connections to
143.2411 federal programs, assessment of specific
143.25funding opportunities, review of funding
143.26proposals, referral to specific consulting
143.27services, and training workshops throughout
143.28the state. Unless prohibited by federal law,
143.29the department must implement fees for
143.30services that help companies seek federal
143.31Phase II Small Business Innovation Research
143.32grants. The recommended fee schedule
143.33must be reported to the chairs of the house
143.34of representatives finance committee and
144.1senate budget division with jurisdiction over
144.2economic development by February 1, 2008.
144.3(f) $100,000 the first year and $100,000
144.4the second year are appropriated to the
144.5Public Facilities Authority for the small
144.6community wastewater treatment program
144.7under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 446A.
144.8(g) $255,000 the first year and $155,000
144.9the second year are from the general fund
144.10for a grant to the Metropolitan Economic
144.11Development Association for continuing
144.12minority business development programs in
144.13the metropolitan area.
144.14(h) $85,000 the first year and $85,000 the
144.15second year are for grants to the Minnesota
144.16Inventors Congress. Of this amount, $10,000
144.17each year is for the Student Inventors
144.18Congress.
144.19(i) $151,000 the first year is for a onetime
144.20grant to the city of Faribault to design,
144.21construct, furnish, and equip renovations to
144.22accommodate handicapped accessibility at
144.23the Paradise Center for the Arts.
144.24(j) $750,000 the first year is to Minnesota
144.25Technology, Inc. for the small business
144.26growth acceleration program established
144.27under Minnesota Statutes, section 116O.115.
144.28This is a onetime appropriation. This
144.29appropriation does not cancel, but is
144.30available until June 30, 2011.
144.31(k) $300,000 the first year is for a onetime
144.32grant to the city of Northome for the
144.33construction of a new municipal building to
144.34replace the structures damaged by fire on
145.1July 22, 2006. This appropriation is available
145.2when the commissioner determines that a
145.3sufficient match is available from nonstate
145.4sources to complete the project.
145.5(l) $300,000 the first year is for a grant to the
145.6city of Worthington for an agricultural-based
145.7bioscience training and testing center. Funds
145.8appropriated under this section must be used
145.9to provide a training and testing facility for
145.10incubator firms developing new agricultural
145.11processes and products. This is a onetime
145.12appropriation and is available until expended.
145.13(m) $1,750,000 the first year is for a onetime
145.14grant to BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
145.15for bioscience business development
145.16programs to promote and position the state
145.17as a global leader in bioscience business
145.18activities. These funds may be used for:
145.19(1) completion and periodic updating of
145.20a statewide bioscience business industry
145.21assessment of business technology
145.22enterprises and Minnesota's competitive
145.23position employing annual updates to federal
145.24industry classification data;
145.25(2) long-term strategic planning that includes
145.26projections of market changes resulting
145.27from developments in biotechnology and the
145.28development of 20-year goals, strategies, and
145.29identified objectives for renewable energy,
145.30medical devices, biopharma, and biologics
145.31business development in Minnesota;
145.32(3) the design and construction of a
145.33Minnesota focused bioscience business
145.34model to test competing strategies and
146.1scenarios, evaluate options, and forecast
146.2outcomes; and
146.3(4) creation of a bioscience business
146.4resources network that includes development
146.5of a statewide bioscience business economic
146.6development framework to encourage
146.7bioscience business development and
146.8encourage spin-off activities, attract
146.9bioscience business location or expansion in
146.10Minnesota, and establish a local capability to
146.11support strategic system level planning for
146.12industry, government, and academia.
146.13This appropriation is available until June 30,
146.142009.
146.15(n) $125,000 the first year is to develop and
146.16operate a bioscience business marketing
146.17program to market Minnesota bioscience
146.18businesses and business opportunities
146.19to other states and other countries. The
146.20bioscience business marketing program must
146.21emphasize bioscience business location and
146.22expansion opportunities in communities
146.23outside of the seven-county metropolitan
146.24area as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
146.25section 473.121, subdivision 2, that have
146.26established collaborative plans among two
146.27or more municipal units for bioscience
146.28business activities, and that are within 15
146.29miles of a four-year, baccalaureate degree
146.30granting institution or a two-year technical
146.31or community college that offers bioscience
146.32curricula. The commissioner must report
146.33to the committees of the senate and house
146.34of representatives having jurisdiction
146.35over bioscience and technology issues by
147.1February 1 of each year on the expenditures
147.2of these funds and the promotional activities
147.3undertaken to market the Minnesota
147.4bioscience industry to persons outside of the
147.5state. This is a onetime appropriation and is
147.6available until expended.
147.7(o) $325,000 is for a grant to the Walker
147.8Area Community Center, Inc., to construct,
147.9furnish, and equip the Walker Area
147.10Community Center. This appropriation is
147.11not available until the commissioner has
147.12determined that an amount sufficient to
147.13complete the project has been committed
147.14from nonstate sources. This is a onetime
147.15appropriation and is available until expended.
147.16(p) $100,000 the first year is for a grant
147.17to the Pine Island Economic Development
147.18Authority for predesign to upgrade and
147.19extend utilities to serve Elk Run Bioscience
147.20Research Park and The Falls - Healthy
147.21Living By Nature, an integrated medicine
147.22facility. This is a onetime appropriation and
147.23is available until expended.
147.24(q) $350,000 the first year is for a grant
147.25to Thomson Township for infrastructure
147.26improvements for the industrial park. This
147.27is a onetime appropriation and is available
147.28until expended.
147.29(r) $75,000 the first year is for a grant to
147.30Le Sueur County for the cost of cleaning
147.31up debris from lakes in Le Sueur County,
147.32caused by the August 24, 2006, tornado in
147.33southern Le Sueur County. This is a onetime
147.34appropriation and is available until expended.
148.1(s) $400,000 the first year is for a grant to
148.2the city of Rogers to be used for relief from
148.3damages caused by the September 16, 2006,
148.4tornado.
148.5(t) $75,000 the first year is for a grant to
148.6the city of Warroad for new public facilities
148.7to replace those damaged or destroyed
148.8by the August 2006 tornado, including
148.9approximately 28 new street lights and
148.10underground electrical circuits and a new
148.11fish cleaning house. This is a onetime
148.12appropriation and is available until expended.
148.13If an appropriation for this purpose is enacted
148.14more than once in the 2007 session, the
148.15appropriation is effective only once.
148.16(u) $500,000 the first year is for a grant to
148.17the Upper Sioux Community to improve the
148.18current water system to ensure continuity
148.19of service to the entire population of the
148.20community and to meet the demands of the
148.21community expansion over the next 20 years.
148.22The is a onetime appropriation and is not
148.23available until the Public Facilities Authority
148.24has determined that at least $1,000,000 has
148.25been committed from nonstate sources. This
148.26appropriation is available until expended.
148.27* (The preceding text beginning "(u)
148.28$500,000 the first year is for" was
148.29indicated as vetoed by the governor.)
148.30(v) $755,000 the first year is for the urban
148.31challenge grant program under Minnesota
148.32Statutes, section 116M.18. This is a onetime
148.33appropriation.
148.34(w) $1,100,000 is for a grant to the
148.35Neighborhood Development Center for
149.1assistance necessary to retain minority
149.2business enterprises at the Global Market.
149.3This is a onetime appropriation and is
149.4available until expended.
149.5(x) $350,000 the first year is for a onetime
149.6grant to the city of Inver Grove Heights
149.7to reduce debt on the Inver Grove Heights
149.8Veterans Memorial Community Center.
149.9* (The preceding text beginning "(x)
149.10$350,000 the first year is for" was
149.11indicated as vetoed by the governor.)
149.12(y) $14,900,000 the first year is for the
149.13Minnesota minerals 21st century fund created
149.14in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.423, to
149.15partially restore the money unallotted by the
149.16commissioner of finance in 2003 pursuant
149.17to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.152.
149.18This appropriation may be used as provided
149.19in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.423,
149.20subdivision 2
. This appropriation is available
149.21until expended.
149.22(z) $2,500,000 the first year is for a grant to
149.23the city of St. Paul to be used to pay, redeem,
149.24or refund debt service costs incurred for the
149.25River Centre Campus. * (The preceding
149.26text beginning "(z) $2,500,000 the first
149.27year is for" was indicated as vetoed by the
149.28governor.)
149.29(aa) $147,000 each year is appropriated from
149.30the general fund to the commissioner of
149.31employment and economic development for
149.32grants of $49,000 to eligible organizations
149.33each year and for the purposes of this
149.34paragraph. Each state grant dollar must be
149.35matched with $1 of nonstate funds. Any
150.1balance in the first year does not cancel but
150.2is available in the second year. The base for
150.3these grants in fiscal years 2010 and 2011
150.4is $189,000 each year, with each eligible
150.5organization receiving a $63,000 grant each
150.6year.
150.7The commissioner of employment and
150.8economic development must make grants to
150.9organizations to assist in the development
150.10of entrepreneurs and small businesses.
150.11Three grants must be awarded to continue
150.12or to develop a program. One grant must
150.13be awarded to the Riverbend Center for
150.14Entrepreneurial Facilitation in Blue Earth
150.15County, and two to other organizations
150.16serving Faribault and Martin Counties. Grant
150.17recipients must report to the commissioner
150.18by February 1 of each year that the
150.19organization receives a grant with the
150.20number of customers served; the number of
150.21businesses started, stabilized, or expanded;
150.22the number of jobs created and retained; and
150.23business success rates. The commissioner
150.24must report to the house of representatives
150.25and senate committees with jurisdiction
150.26over economic development finance on the
150.27effectiveness of these programs for assisting
150.28in the development of entrepreneurs and
150.29small businesses.
150.30(bb) $5,000,000 $2,000,000 the first year is
150.31for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
150.32116J.8731 , for the Minnesota investment
150.33fund program. Of this amount, up to
150.34$3,000,000 may be used for a legal reference
150.35office and data center facility, provided that
150.36the total capital investment in the facility
151.1is at least $60,000,000. This grant is not
151.2subject to grant limitations under Minnesota
151.3Statutes, section 116J.8731, subdivision 5
151.4$1,000,000 must be used for the biomass
151.5heating grants and loans pilot project. This
151.6is a onetime appropriation and is available in
151.7either year of the biennium.

151.8    Sec. 26. Laws 2007, chapter 135, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
151.9
Subd. 3. Workforce Development
50,024,000
49,833,000
151.10
Appropriations by Fund
151.11
General
33,529,000
33,338,000
151.12
151.13
Workforce
Development
16,495,000
16,495,000
151.14(a) $6,785,000 the first year and $6,785,000
151.15the second year are from the general fund
151.16for the Minnesota job skills partnership
151.17program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
151.18116L.01 to 116L.17. If the appropriation for
151.19either year is insufficient, the appropriation
151.20for the other year is available for it. This
151.21appropriation does not cancel.
151.22(b) $455,000 the first year and $455,000 the
151.23second year are from the general fund for
151.24a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section
151.25116J.8747 , to Twin Cities RISE! to provide
151.26training to hard-to-train individuals.
151.27(c) $1,375,000 each year is from
151.28the workforce development fund for
151.29Opportunities Industrialization Center
151.30programs.
151.31(d) $5,614,000 each year is from the general
151.32fund and $6,920,000 each year is from the
152.1workforce development fund for extended
152.2employment services for persons with
152.3severe disabilities or related conditions under
152.4Minnesota Statutes, section 268A.15. Of this,
152.5$125,000 each year and in the base for fiscal
152.6years 2010 and 2011 is to supplement funds
152.7paid for wage incentives for the community
152.8support fund established in Minnesota Rules,
152.9part 3300.2045. The commissioner shall
152.10not reduce total expenditures from these
152.11appropriations.
152.12(e) $1,650,000 the first year and $1,650,000
152.13the second year are from the general fund for
152.14grants for programs that provide employment
152.15support services to persons with mental
152.16illness under Minnesota Statutes, sections
152.17268A.13 and 268A.14. Up to $77,000 each
152.18year may be used for administrative and
152.19salary expenses.
152.20(f) $2,440,000 the first year and $2,440,000
152.21the second year are from the general
152.22fund for grants under Minnesota Statutes,
152.23section 268A.11, for the eight centers
152.24for independent living. The base for this
152.25program is $2,440,000 each year in fiscal
152.26years 2010 and 2011. Money not expended
152.27the first year is available the second year.
152.28The commissioner must:
152.29(1) transfer $115,000 of federal independent
152.30living Part B rehabilitation services funds
152.31to the Minnesota Centers for Independent
152.32Living each year contingent upon the
152.33availability of federal funds under Title VII,
152.34Part B, of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of
152.351973 as amended under United States Code,
153.1title 29, section 711(c), and approved by the
153.2Statewide Independent Living Council;
153.3(2) replace federal Part B funds in the
153.4State Independent Living Council budget
153.5transferred under clause (1) with $115,000
153.6of Social Security Administration program
153.7income funds each year; and
153.8(3) provide an additional $185,000 each year
153.9from the Social Security Administration
153.10program income to the Minnesota Centers for
153.11Independent Living to be allocated equally
153.12among the eight centers.
153.13Additional funding for centers for
153.14independent living under clauses (1) and (3)
153.15must be used for core independent living
153.16services by the Centers for Independent
153.17Living. The Statewide Independent Living
153.18Council framework for statewide distribution
153.19of state and federal funding to the Minnesota
153.20Centers for Independent Living does not
153.21apply to the funds under clauses (1) and
153.22(3). The commissioner must report on the
153.23transfers in clauses (1), (2), and (3), and any
153.24other effort to pursue additional funding for
153.25the Centers for Independent Living to the
153.26standing committees of the senate and house
153.27of representatives having jurisdiction over
153.28Centers for Independent Living by March 15
153.29each year.
153.30(g) $5,940,000 the first year and $5,940,000
153.31the second year are from the general fund for
153.32state services for the blind activities.
153.33(h) $150,000 the first year and $150,000
153.34the second year are from the general fund
153.35and $175,000 the first year and $175,000
154.1the second year are from the workforce
154.2development fund for grants under Minnesota
154.3Statutes, section 268A.03, to Rise, Inc.
154.4for the Minnesota Employment Center for
154.5People Who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.
154.6Money not expended the first year is
154.7available the second year.
154.8(i) $9,021,000 the first year and $9,021,000
154.9the second year are from the general fund for
154.10the state's vocational rehabilitation program
154.11for people with significant disabilities to
154.12assist with employment, under Minnesota
154.13Statutes, chapter 268A.
154.14(j) $350,000 the first year and $350,000
154.15the second year are from the workforce
154.16development fund for grants to provide
154.17interpreters for a regional transition program
154.18that specializes in providing culturally
154.19appropriate transition services leading to
154.20employment for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and
154.21deaf-blind students. This amount must be
154.22added to the department's base.
154.23(k) $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the
154.24second year are for a grant to Advocating
154.25Change Together for training, technical
154.26assistance, and resources materials to persons
154.27with developmental and mental illness
154.28disabilities.
154.29(l) $250,000 the first year and $250,000
154.30the second year are from the workforce
154.31development fund and $150,000 the first
154.32year and $100,000 the second year are from
154.33the general fund for a grant to Lifetrack
154.34Resources for its immigrant and refugee
154.35collaborative programs, including those
155.1related to job-seeking skills and workplace
155.2orientation, intensive job development,
155.3functional work English, and on-site job
155.4coaching. $50,000 of the first year general
155.5fund appropriation is for a onetime pilot
155.6Lifetrack project in Rochester.
155.7(m) $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
155.8second year are from the general fund and
155.9$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
155.10the second year are from the workforce
155.11development fund for the youthbuild
155.12program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
155.13116L.361 to 116L.366. This appropriation
155.14may be used for:
155.15(1) restoring the three youthbuild programs
155.16that were eliminated due to budget reductions
155.17and adding seven more youthbuild programs
155.18statewide;
155.19(2) restoring funding levels for all youthbuild
155.20programs plus an inflationary increase for
155.21each program;
155.22(3) increasing the number of at-risk youth
155.23served by the youthbuild programs from 260
155.24youth per year to 500 youth per year; and
155.25(4) restoring the youthbuild focus on careers
155.26in technology and adding a youthbuild focus
155.27on careers in the medical field.
155.28(n) $1,325,000 each year is from the
155.29workforce development fund for grants
155.30to fund summer youth employment in
155.31Minneapolis. The grants shall be used to
155.32fund up to 500 jobs for youth each summer.
155.33Of this appropriation, $325,000 each year is
155.34for a grant to the learn-to-earn summer youth
156.1employment program. The commissioner
156.2shall establish criteria for awarding the
156.3grants. This appropriation is available in
156.4either year of the biennium and is available
156.5until spent.
156.6(o) $600,000 the first year and $600,000
156.7the second year are from the workforce
156.8development fund for a grant to the city of
156.9St. Paul for grants to fund summer youth
156.10employment in St. Paul. The grants shall be
156.11used to fund up to 500 jobs for youth each
156.12summer. The commissioner shall establish
156.13criteria for awarding the grants within the
156.14city of St. Paul. This appropriation is
156.15available in either year of the biennium and
156.16is available until spent.
156.17(p) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
156.18second year are from the general fund for
156.19grants to Northern Connections in Perham
156.20to implement and operate a pilot workforce
156.21program that provides one-stop supportive
156.22services to individuals as they transition into
156.23the workforce.
156.24(q) $100,000 each year is for a grant to
156.25Ramsey County Workforce Investment Board
156.26for the development of the building lives
156.27program. This is a onetime appropriation.
156.28* (The preceding text beginning "(q)
156.29$100,000 each year is for" was indicated
156.30as vetoed by the governor.)
156.31(r) $150,000 each year is for a grant to the
156.32Hennepin-Carver Workforce Investment
156.33Board (WIB) to coordinate with the Partners
156.34for Progress Regional Skills Consortium
156.35to provide employment and training as
157.1demonstrated by the Twin Cities regional
157.2health care training partnership project.
157.3* (The preceding text beginning "(r)
157.4$150,000 each year is for" was indicated
157.5as vetoed by the governor.)
157.6(s) $160,000 the first year is for a onetime
157.7grant to Workforce Development, Inc., for
157.8a pilot project to provide demand-driven
157.9employment and training services to
157.10welfare recipients and other economically
157.11disadvantaged populations in Mower,
157.12Freeborn, Dodge, and Steele Counties.
157.13(t) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
157.14second year are from the general fund for
157.15a grant to HIRED to operate its industry
157.16sector training initiatives, which provide
157.17employee training developed in collaboration
157.18with employers in specific, high-demand
157.19industries. * (The preceding text beginning
157.20"(t) $200,000 the first year" was indicated
157.21as vetoed by the governor.)
157.22(u) $100,000 the first year is for a onetime
157.23grant to a nonprofit organization. The
157.24nonprofit organization must work on behalf
157.25of all licensed vendors to coordinate their
157.26efforts to respond to solicitations or other
157.27requests from private and governmental units
157.28as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
157.29471.59, subdivision 1 , in order to increase
157.30employment opportunities for persons with
157.31disabilities. This appropriation is available
157.32until June 30, 2009.
157.33(v) $3,500,000 each year from the workforce
157.34development fund is for the Minnesota youth
158.1program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
158.2116L.56 and 116L.561.
158.3(w) $1,000,000 each year from the workforce
158.4development fund is for a grant to the
158.5Minnesota Alliance of Boys and Girls
158.6Clubs to administer a statewide project
158.7of youth job skills development. This
158.8project, which may have career guidance
158.9components, including health and life skills,
158.10is to encourage, train, and assist youth in
158.11job-seeking skills, workplace orientation,
158.12and job site knowledge through coaching.
158.13This grant requires a 25 percent match from
158.14nonstate resources.
158.15(x) $10,000 the first year is for a study on
158.16ways to promote employment opportunities
158.17for minorities, with a particular focus on
158.18opportunities for African Americans, in
158.19the state of Minnesota. The study should
158.20focus on how to significantly expand the job
158.21training available to minorities and promote
158.22substantial increases in the wages paid to
158.23minorities, at least to a rate well above living
158.24wage, and within several years, to equality.
158.25The commissioner must report on the study
158.26to the governor and the chair of the finance
158.27committee in each house of the legislature
158.28that has jurisdiction over employment by
158.29January 15, 2008, with recommendations for
158.30implementing the findings.
158.31(y) The commissioner must provide funding
158.32for the Minnesota Conservation Corps to
158.33provide learning stipends for deaf students
158.34and wages for interpreters participating in
158.35the MCC summer youth program.

159.1    Sec. 27. Laws 2007, chapter 135, article 1, section 6, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
159.2
Subd. 4. Labor Standards/Apprenticeship
1,833,000
1,803,000
159.3
Appropriations by Fund
159.4
General
1,069,000
1,024,000
159.5
159.6
Workforce
Development
764,000
779,000
159.7The appropriation from the workforce
159.8development fund is for the apprenticeship
159.9program under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
159.10178, and includes $100,000 each year for
159.11labor education and advancement program
159.12grants.
159.13$360,000 the first year and $300,000 the
159.14second year from the general fund are for
159.15prevailing wage enforcement of which
159.16$60,000 in the first year is for outreach and
159.17survey participation improvements, and is
159.18available until expended.

159.19    Sec. 28. Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 8, subdivision 2,
159.20is amended to read:
159.21
Subd. 2. Minnesota Investment Fund
35,000,000
159.22For transfer to the Minnesota investment
159.23fund for grants to local units of government
159.24for locally administered grants or loan
159.25programs for businesses and nonprofit
159.26organizations directly and adversely affected
159.27by the flood, including those that provide
159.28residential, health care, child care, social, or
159.29other services on behalf of the Department
159.30of Human Services to residents of the area
159.31included in DR-1717. Assistance under this
159.32subdivision is not limited to businesses.
160.1Payments may be made for property damage
160.2and cleanup, and to reimburse parties under
160.3contract, provider agreement, or other
160.4arrangement with the commissioner of
160.5human services as of August 18, 2007, for
160.6residential, health care, child care, social,
160.7or other services provided on behalf of
160.8the Department of Human Services to a
160.9resident of the area included in DR-1717,
160.10notwithstanding that:
160.11(1) the resident has been compelled by the
160.12floods of August 2007 to relocate outside the
160.13party's service area; or
160.14(2) the party is unable to provide services
160.15to the resident due to flood damage to the
160.16party's place of business.
160.17Criteria and requirements must be locally
160.18established with the approval of the
160.19commissioner. For the purposes of this
160.20appropriation, Minnesota Statutes, sections
160.21116J.8731 , subdivisions 3, 4, 5, and 7;
160.22116J.993 ; 116J.994; and 116J.995, are
160.23waived. Businesses that receive grants or
160.24loans from this appropriation must set goals
160.25for jobs retained and wages paid within the
160.26area included in DR-1717.
160.27Before any grants under this subdivision are
160.28awarded to a local unit of government, the
160.29commissioner of employment and economic
160.30development shall report to the chairs of the
160.31senate finance and house of representatives
160.32ways and means committees the criteria and
160.33requirements to be used by local units of
160.34government in the grant or loan programs
161.1they will administer. This appropriation is
161.2from the general fund.
161.3Any money transferred to the commissioner
161.4of natural resources to provide
161.5high-resolution digital elevation maps
161.6using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
161.7technology to be used for flood management
161.8is available until June 30, 2009.

161.9    Sec. 29. BIOMASS HEATING GRANTS AND LOANS PILOT PROJECT.
161.10    Within the limits of appropriations, the commissioner of the Department of
161.11Employment and Economic Development shall make grants and loans for costs related
161.12to the installation of an approved biomass heating project in a publicly owned facility,
161.13including K-12 public schools, higher education buildings, and buildings owned by a
161.14local unit of government. The commissioner must approve biomass heating projects that
161.15produce energy for heating air or water using organic matter available on a renewable
161.16basis, including but not limited to agricultural crops, grasses and trees, or wood production
161.17or other waste. Applications for a grant or loan under this section must be made to the
161.18commissioner on the forms and according to the timeline prescribed by the commissioner.
161.19At a minimum, the commissioner must require sufficient information on the applications
161.20to determine that the physical condition of the publicly owned facility is sufficient to
161.21support the efficient operation of the biomass heating project and that the projected
161.22cumulative energy cost savings are adequate relative to the costs of the investment.
161.23The grant and loan may each provide up to 50 percent of the total installed costs of the
161.24biomass heating projects.

161.25    Sec. 30. HARDSHIP PAYMENTS.
161.26    Subdivision 1. Payments; availability. Hardship payments are available to
161.27an applicant if the applicant suffered economic hardship due to delays in receiving
161.28unemployment benefits resulting from the new unemployment insurance application
161.29and filing system implemented by the Department of Employment and Economic
161.30Development on October 15, 2007.
161.31    Subd. 2. Economic hardship. "Economic hardship" means financial losses to
161.32an applicant resulting from: checks returned for insufficient funds; account overdraft
161.33charges; installment credit penalties, interest, and other fees resulting from missed or
161.34late payments; mortgage loan late fees, interest charges, or other penalties; charges for
162.1force-placed automobile or homeowner's insurance; penalties for late payment of income
162.2or property taxes; and any penalties or adverse consequences, including the suspension of
162.3an applicant's driver's license due to nonpayment of child support.
162.4    Subd. 3. Payment from administration account. Hardship payments are payable
162.5from the unemployment insurance administration account under Minnesota Statutes,
162.6section 268.196.
162.7    Subd. 4. Eligibility conditions. An applicant is eligible to receive hardship
162.8payments under this section if the applicant's unemployment benefit payments due and
162.9payable after October 15, 2007, were delayed at least four weeks.
162.10    Subd. 5. Amount of hardship payments. The amount of hardship payments
162.11available to an applicant is equal to the amount of economic hardship experienced by an
162.12applicant due to the delay in receiving unemployment benefits. An applicant must provide
162.13documentation of the amount of financial hardship claimed using financial institution
162.14records, consumer or business credit records, child support records, or other commonly
162.15recognized methods of documenting financial transactions.
162.16    Subd. 6. Notice. The commissioner must notify applicants of the availability of
162.17hardship payments by posting a notice on the department's official Web site, by notifying
162.18applicants by individual mailing where department records show the applicant may be
162.19eligible under subdivision 4, and by any other appropriate announcement.
162.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

162.21    Sec. 31. LUMBER COMPANY EXTRA BENEFITS.
162.22    Subdivision 1. Extra benefits; availability. Extra unemployment benefits are
162.23available to an applicant who was laid off due to lack of work from the Ainsworth Lumber
162.24Company plant in Cook, Minnesota.
162.25    Subd. 2. Payment from fund; effect on employer. Extra unemployment benefits
162.26are payable from the unemployment insurance trust fund. Extra unemployment benefits
162.27paid will not be used in computing the experience rating of Ainsworth Lumber Company
162.28under Minnesota Statutes, sections 268.047 and 268.051, subdivision 3.
162.29    Subd. 3. Eligibility conditions. An applicant is eligible to receive extra
162.30unemployment benefits under this section for any week through December 27, 2008, if:
162.31    (1) the applicant established a benefit account under Minnesota Statutes, section
162.32268.07, with a majority of the wage credits from Ainsworth Lumber Company, and
162.33exhausted entitlement to those regular unemployment benefits after January 1, 2008;
163.1    (2) the applicant meets the same eligibility requirements that are required for regular
163.2unemployment benefits under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.069;
163.3    (3) the applicant is not entitled to any other unemployment benefits and is not
163.4entitled to receive unemployment benefits under any other state or federal law for that
163.5week, including any other extended unemployment benefits; and
163.6    (4) if an applicant qualifies for any type of unemployment benefits available under
163.7Minnesota law, or under any federal law, or the law of another state, the applicant must
163.8apply for and exhaust entitlement to those unemployment benefits.
163.9    Subd. 4. Weekly amount of extra benefits. The weekly extra unemployment
163.10benefits amount available to an applicant is the same as the applicant's weekly regular
163.11unemployment benefit amount on the benefit account established in subdivision 3, clause
163.12(1).
163.13    Subd. 5. Maximum amount of extra unemployment benefits. The maximum
163.14amount of extra unemployment benefits available is equal to 13 times the applicant's
163.15weekly benefit amount.
163.16    Subd. 6. Program expiration. This extra unemployment benefit program expires
163.17on December 27, 2008. No extra unemployment benefits may be paid for any week after
163.18the expiration of this program.
163.19    Subd. 7. Notice. The commissioner must notify applicants of the availability
163.20of extra unemployment benefits by posting a notice on the department's official Web
163.21site, by notifying applicants by individual mailing where department records show the
163.22applicant may qualify for these extra unemployment benefits, and by any other appropriate
163.23announcement.
163.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
163.25and applies retroactively from January 1, 2008.

163.26    Sec. 32. UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS; CONTINUED REQUEST TIME
163.27PERIOD WAIVER.
163.28    Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner must accept initial
163.29and continued requests for unemployment benefits and pay unemployment benefits to
163.30an applicant who currently resides in Hubbard County and applied for unemployment
163.31benefits on September 15, 2006, and had an account dated September 10, 2006:
163.32    (1) was employed as a technician or inspector for Northwest Airlines, Inc., prior
163.33to August 20, 2005;
164.1    (2) stopped working on or about August 20, 2005, because of a labor dispute between
164.2the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Northwest Airlines, Inc.;
164.3    (3) did not file an initial or continued requests for unemployment benefits within the
164.4time periods required under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268; and
164.5    (4) meets all the other requirements for the payment of unemployment benefits
164.6under Minnesota Statutes, section 268.069, subdivision 2.
164.7    Any unemployment benefits paid under the account established September 10, 2006,
164.8shall be deducted from the total benefits authorized under this section.
164.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
164.10and applies retroactively from August 21, 2005.

164.11    Sec. 33. OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
164.12    Subdivision 1. Establishment. An Office of Science and Technology is established
164.13in the Department of Employment and Economic Development to do the following:
164.14    (1) coordinate public and private efforts to procure federal funding for collaborative
164.15research and development projects of primary benefit to small and medium-sized
164.16businesses;
164.17    (2) promote contractual relationships between Minnesota businesses that are
164.18recipients of federal grants and prime contractors, and Minnesota-based subcontractors;
164.19    (3) work with Minnesota nonprofit institutions including the University of
164.20Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the Mayo Clinic in promoting
164.21collaborative efforts to respond to federal funding opportunities;
164.22    (4) develop a framework for Minnesota companies to establish sole-source
164.23relationships with federal agencies; and
164.24    (5) coordinate workshops, assistance with business proposals, licensing, intellectual
164.25property protection, commercialization, and government auditing with the University of
164.26Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
164.27    For the purposes of this section, "office" means the Office of Science and Technology
164.28established in this subdivision.
164.29    Subd. 2. Technology partnering with a prime contractor. The office must
164.30develop a program to assist small businesses competing for a small business innovation
164.31research award by matching the applicant with a larger company. Prime contractors are
164.32matched to small businesses through a prescreening process that may result in a letter of
164.33support for the applicant designed to increase the chance of receiving a Small Business
164.34Innovation Research (SBIR) award.
165.1    Subd. 3. Collaborate to commercialize. The office must develop a program to use
165.2the federal high-risk research and development investment program to encourage the
165.3development of new technologies, products, and business development and to reduce
165.4development risks by encouraging alliances between medium-sized companies and
165.5innovative small businesses.
165.6    Subd. 4. Technology matchmaking. The office must assist businesses in
165.7identifying qualified suppliers and vendors through a program to serve as a conduit for
165.8Minnesota-based companies to network with firms able to support their success. Firms
165.9outside Minnesota can participate in the technology matchmaking network if one of the
165.10participating companies is located in Minnesota.
165.11    Subd. 5. Commercialization assistance. The office must provide
165.12commercialization assistance to Minnesota firms that have received a Phase I Small
165.13Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer
165.14(STTR) award and are submitting a Phase II proposal. Local service providers must assist
165.15the applicant with developing and reviewing the required commercialization plan prior to
165.16Phase II submission. The office may provide SBIR Phase I proposal technical review.
165.17    Subd. 6. Report. The commissioner of employment and economic development
165.18must report to the committees in the house of representatives and senate having
165.19jurisdiction over bioscience and technology issues on the activities of the Office of Science
165.20and Technology by June 30, 2009.

165.21    Sec. 34. 2008 DISTRIBUTIONS ONLY.
165.22    For distribution in 2008 only, a special fund is established to receive 9.65 cents
165.23per ton that otherwise would be allocated under Minnesota Statutes, section 298.28,
165.24subdivision 6. If sufficient funds are not available under Minnesota Statutes, section
165.25298.28, subdivision 6, to make the payments required under this section and under
165.26Minnesota Statutes, section 298.28, subdivision 6, the remaining amount needed to total
165.279.65 cents per ton may be taken from funds available under Minnesota Statutes, section
165.28298.28, subdivision 9. The following amounts are allocated to St. Louis County acting as
165.29the fiscal agent for the recipients for the following specified purposes:
165.30    (1) two cents per ton must be paid to the Hibbing Economic Development Authority
165.31to retire bonds and for economic development purposes;
165.32    (2) 0.25 cent per ton must be paid to the St. Louis County School Board to study
165.33the potential for and impact of consolidation and streamlining the operations of the St.
165.34Louis County School District No. 2142;
166.1    (3) 0.25 cent per ton must be paid to the city of Grand Rapids, for industrial park
166.2work;
166.3    (4) 0.65 cent per ton must be paid to the city of Aitkin, for sewer and water for
166.4housing projects;
166.5    (5) 0.5 cent per ton must be paid to the city of Crosby, for well and water tower
166.6infrastructure;
166.7    (6) 0.25 cent per ton must be paid to the Mountain Iron-Buhl School Board to
166.8study the potential for and impact of consolidation or streamlining the operations of the
166.9Mountain Iron-Buhl School District No. 712;
166.10    (7) 0.25 cent per ton must be paid to the Virginia School Board to study the potential
166.11for an impact of consolidation or streamlining the operations of the Virginia Public
166.12School District No. 706;
166.13    (8) 1.5 cents per ton must be paid to the city of Silver Bay to pay for health and
166.14safety and maintenance improvements at a former elementary school building that is
166.15currently owned by the city, to be used for economic development purposes;
166.16    (9) 1.5 cents per ton must be paid to St. Louis County to extend water and sewer
166.17lines from the city of Chisholm to the St. Louis County fairgrounds;
166.18    (10) 1.5 cents per ton must be paid to the White Community Hospital for debt
166.19restructuring;
166.20    (11) 0.5 cent per ton must be paid to the city of Keewatin for street, sewer, and
166.21water improvements; and
166.22    (12) 0.5 cent per ton must be paid to the city of Calumet for street, sewer, and water
166.23improvements.

166.24    Sec. 35. REPEALER.
166.25Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 341.31, and Laws 2004, chapter 188, section
166.262, are repealed.
166.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

166.28ARTICLE 11
166.29TRANSPORTATION

166.30
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
166.31    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
166.32in this article.
167.1
2008
2009
Total
167.2
General
$
-0-
$
(255,000)
$
(255,000)
167.3
Trunk Highway
6,850,000
-0-
6,850,000
167.4
State Airports
-0-
(15,000,000)
(15,000,000)
167.5
Total
$
6,850,000
$
(15,255,000)
$
(8,405,000)

167.6
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
167.7    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
167.8in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations under Laws 2007, chapter 143, article
167.91; Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 2, section 2; and Laws 2008,
167.10chapter 152, article 1, to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The
167.11appropriations are from the trunk highway fund or another named fund and are available
167.12for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in
167.13this article mean that the addition to or subtraction from the appropriation listed under
167.14them is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively.
167.15Supplemental appropriations and reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending
167.16June 30, 2008, are effective the day following final enactment.
167.17
APPROPRIATIONS
167.18
Available for the Year
167.19
Ending June 30
167.20
2008
2009

167.21
Sec. 3. TRANSPORTATION
167.22
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
6,850,000
$
(34,000)
167.23
Appropriations by Fund
167.24
2008
2009
167.25
General
-0-
(34,000)
167.26
Trunk Highway
6,850,000
-0-
167.27The amounts that may be spent or must be
167.28reduced for each purpose are specified in the
167.29following subdivisions.
167.30
Subd. 2.Transit
-0-
(32,000)
168.1This reduction is from the appropriation from
168.2the general fund for transit in Laws 2007,
168.3chapter 143, article 1, section 3, subdivision
168.42, paragraph (b).
168.5
Subd. 3.Freight
-0-
(2,000)
168.6This reduction is from the appropriation from
168.7the general fund for freight in Laws 2007,
168.8chapter 143, article 1, section 3, subdivision
168.92, paragraph (c).
168.10
Subd. 4.State Roads
6,850,000
-0-
168.11This appropriation is spending authority for
168.12additional federal bridge funding authorized
168.13and appropriated by Congress in 2008, and
168.14is for the actual construction, reconstruction,
168.15and improvement of trunk highways,
168.16including design-build contracts and
168.17consultant usage to support these activities.
168.18This includes the cost of actual payments to
168.19landowners for lands acquired for highway
168.20rights-of-way, payments to lessees, interest
168.21subsidies, and relocation expenses. This is a
168.22onetime appropriation.
168.23
Subd. 5.Transfers In
168.24By June 30, 2008, the commissioner of
168.25finance shall transfer $15,000,000 from the
168.26state airports fund established in Minnesota
168.27Statutes, section 360.017, to the general fund.
168.28Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
168.29section 222.49, before June 30, 2008,
168.30the commissioner of finance shall transfer
168.31$3,000,000 from the rail service improvement
168.32account in the special revenue fund to the
168.33general fund.
169.1Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
169.2222.49, after July 1, 2008, and before June
169.330, 2009, the commissioner of finance shall
169.4transfer $3,000,000 from the rail service
169.5improvement account in the special revenue
169.6fund to the general fund.

169.7
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
-0-
$
(136,000)
169.8This reduction is from the appropriation from
169.9the general fund for bus system operations in
169.10Laws 2007, chapter 143, article 1, section 4,
169.11subdivision 2, and Hiawatha light rail transit
169.12in Laws 2007, chapter 143, article 1, section
169.134, subdivision 3.

169.14
Sec. 5. PUBLIC SAFETY
169.15
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
-0-
$
(60,000)
169.16The amounts that may be spent or must be
169.17reduced for each purpose are specified in the
169.18following subdivisions.
169.19
Subd. 2.Public Safety Support
-0-
(45,000)
169.20Of this reduction, $28,000 is from the
169.21appropriation from the general fund
169.22for a security coordinator to coordinate
169.23planning efforts for the Republican National
169.24Convention in Laws 2007, chapter 143,
169.25article 1, section 5, subdivision 2, paragraph
169.26(b).
169.27Of this reduction, $17,000 is from the
169.28appropriation from the general fund in
169.29Laws 2007, chapter 143, article 1, section 5,
169.30subdivision 2, paragraph (b).
169.31The base appropriation for fiscal years 2010
169.32and 2011 is $3,296,000 per year.
170.1
Subd. 3.Capitol Security
-0-
(15,000)
170.2This reduction is from the appropriation from
170.3the general fund in Laws 2007, chapter 143,
170.4article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, paragraph
170.5(c).

170.6    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.013, is amended by adding a subdivision
170.7to read:
170.8    Subd. 21. Technology surcharge. For every vehicle registration renewal required
170.9under this chapter, the commissioner shall collect a surcharge of $1.75. Surcharges
170.10collected under this subdivision must be credited to the driver and vehicle services
170.11technology account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705.
170.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008, and expires June 30,
170.132012.

170.14    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168A.29, as amended by Laws 2007, chapter
170.15143, article 3, section 2, is amended to read:
170.16168A.29 FEES.
170.17    Subdivision 1. Amounts. (a) The department must be paid the following fees:
170.18    (1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title, the
170.19sum of $6.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account of
170.20the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75
170.21must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;
170.22    (2) for each security interest when first noted upon a certificate of title, including the
170.23concurrent notation of any assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction,
170.24the sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest filed by a public authority
170.25under section 168A.05, subdivision 8;
170.26    (3) for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the issuance of a new certificate of
170.27title, the sum of $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle services operating
170.28account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a
170.29surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services
170.30technology account;
170.31    (4) for each assignment of a security interest when first noted on a certificate of title,
170.32unless noted concurrently with the security interest, the sum of $1;
171.1    (5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum of $7.25 of which $3.25 must
171.2be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under
171.3section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and
171.4credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account.
171.5    (b) After June 30, 1994, in addition to each of the fees required under paragraph (a),
171.6clauses (1) and (3), the department must be paid $3.50. The additional $3.50 fee collected
171.7under this paragraph must be deposited in the special revenue fund and credited to the
171.8public safety motor vehicle account established in section 299A.70.
171.9    Subd. 2. Fee in lieu of other fee. If a person applies for an original or a new
171.10certificate of title to a vehicle, concurrently with an application, as transferee, of
171.11registration of the vehicle, the fee prescribed in subdivision 1 must be in lieu of the fee
171.12fees prescribed by section sections 168.013, subdivision 21, and 168.54, with respect to
171.13any transfer of ownership or registration of the vehicle to the applicant.
171.14    Subd. 3. No certificate issued until fees paid. Subject to subdivision 2, the
171.15department shall not issue a certificate of title to a vehicle until all fees prescribed by
171.16sections section 168.54 and 168A.10, subdivision 6, with respect to any prior transfer of
171.17ownership or registration of the vehicle have been paid.

171.18    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is
171.19amended to read:
171.20    Subd. 2. Fees. (a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are
171.21as follows:
171.22
171.23
Classified Driver's
License
D-$22.25
C-$26.25
B-$33.25
A-$41.25
171.24
Classified Under-21 D.L.
D-$22.25
C-$26.25
B-$33.25
A-$21.25
171.25
Instruction Permit
$10.25
171.26
Provisional License
$13.25
171.27
171.28
171.29
Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
$11.75
172.1
172.2
172.3
172.4
172.5
172.6
172.7
172.8
Minnesota identification
card or Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section
171.07, subdivisions 3
and 3a
$16.25
172.9    In addition to each fee required in this paragraph, the commissioner shall collect a
172.10surcharge of $1.75 until June 30, 2012. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be
172.11credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in the special revenue fund
172.12under section 299A.705.
172.13    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
172.14has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
172.15169A.35 , or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for crash-related moving
172.16violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall have a
172.17$3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation"
172.18has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.
172.19    (c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
172.20commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant
172.21or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for
172.22processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The
172.23department shall not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the
172.24endorsement.

172.25    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299A.705, is amended by adding a
172.26subdivision to read:
172.27    Subd. 3. Driver and vehicle services technology account. (a) The driver and
172.28vehicle services technology account is created in the special revenue fund, consisting of
172.29the technology surcharge collected as specified in chapters 168, 168A, and 171, and any
172.30other money otherwise donated, allotted, appropriated, or legislated to this account.
172.31    (b) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public
172.32safety to support the research, development, deployment, and maintenance of a driver
172.33and vehicle services information system.
173.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008, and expires June 30,
173.22012.

173.3    Sec. 10. Laws 2007, chapter 143, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
173.4
Subd. 2. Multimodal Systems
173.5
(a) Aeronautics
173.6
173.7
(1) Airport Development and Assistance
20,298,000
20,298,000
5,298,000
173.8This appropriation is from the state airports
173.9fund and must be spent according to
173.10Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
173.11subdivision 4
.
173.12$6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000 the
173.13second year are is a onetime appropriations
173.14appropriation and do does not add to
173.15the base appropriations. The base for
173.16this appropriation for fiscal year 2010 is
173.17$14,298,000.
173.18Of this appropriation $200,000 the first
173.19year is to the Legislative Coordinating
173.20Commission for the administrative expenses
173.21of the Airport Funding Advisory Task Force
173.22and for other costs relating to the preparation
173.23of the task force report, including the costs of
173.24hiring a consultant, if needed. Any remaining
173.25amount of this appropriation shall revert to
173.26the state airports fund.
173.27Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
173.2816A.28, subdivision 6 , this appropriation is
173.29available for five years after appropriation.
173.30If the appropriation for either year is
173.31insufficient, the appropriation for the other
173.32year is available for it.
174.1
(2) Aviation Support and Services
174.2
Appropriations by Fund
174.3
Airports
5,184,000
5,286,000
174.4
Trunk Highway
852,000
866,000
174.5$65,000 the first year and $65,000 the second
174.6year from the state airports fund are for the
174.7Civil Air Patrol.
174.8
(b) Transit
174.9
Appropriations by Fund
174.10
General
18,813,000
18,816,000
174.11
Trunk Highway
740,000
761,000
174.12
(c) Freight
174.13
Appropriations by Fund
174.14
General
357,000
367,000
174.15
Trunk Highway
5,028,000
5,158,000

174.16    Sec. 11. Laws 2008, chapter 152, article 1, section 6, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
174.17    Subd. 2. Appropriation; study. $325,000 $300,000 is appropriated from the
174.18general fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Center for
174.19Transportation Studies to complete a study to assess the public policy implications of
174.20financing new and improved transportation infrastructure in Minnesota through capturing
174.21the value of the benefits created, to prepare a report on its findings, and to conduct a
174.22series of workshops. This is a onetime appropriation and is available in fiscal years 2008
174.23and 2009.
174.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

174.25ARTICLE 12
174.26PUBLIC SAFETY

174.27
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
175.1    The amounts shown in this section summarize the direct appropriations, by fund,
175.2made in this article.
175.3
2008
2009
Total
175.4
General
$
268,000
$
(10,490,000)
$
(10,222,000)
175.5
Special Revenue
(25,000)
50,000
25,000
175.6
Total
$
243,000
$
(10,440,000)
$
(10,197,000)

175.7
Sec. 2. PUBLIC SAFETY APPROPRIATIONS.
175.8    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
175.9in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 54, article 1, to
175.10the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
175.11general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
175.12each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the addition to
175.13or subtraction from the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year
175.14ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. Supplemental appropriations and
175.15reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are effective the day
175.16following final enactment. "The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is fiscal
175.17year 2009. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2008 and 2009.
175.18
APPROPRIATIONS
175.19
Available for the Year
175.20
Ending June 30
175.21
2008
2009

175.22
Sec. 3. SUPREME COURT
$
-0-
$
(951,000)
175.23The appropriation additions or reductions for
175.24each purpose are as follows:
175.25
(a) Supreme Court Operations
-0-
(831,000)
175.26
(b)Civil Legal Services
-0-
(120,000)

175.27
Sec. 4. COURT OF APPEALS
$
-0-
$
(250,000)

175.28
Sec. 5. DISTRICT COURTS
$
-0-
$
(2,800,000)
176.1This reduction may be applied to any
176.2appropriation contained in Laws 2007,
176.3chapter 54, article 1, section 5.

176.4
Sec. 6. BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE
$
-0-
$
(1,491,000)

176.5
Sec. 7. PUBLIC SAFETY
176.6
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
360,000
$
(2,057,000)
176.7The appropriation additions or reductions
176.8for each purpose are shown in the following
176.9subdivisions.
176.10
Subd. 2.Emergency Management
176.11
(a) State Match
360,000
-0-
176.12This appropriation is to provide a match
176.13for FEMA money received for natural
176.14disaster assistance payments and is added
176.15to appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter
176.1654, article 1, section 10, subdivision 2. It
176.17is available until June 30, 2010, and is a
176.18onetime appropriation.
176.19
(b) Chemical Assessment/HazMat Teams
-0-
(40,000)
176.20The appropriation from the general fund in
176.21the second year to reimburse local chemical
176.22assessment and hazardous materials teams
176.23when they respond to incidents is reduced
176.24by $40,000. Reimbursements up to $40,000
176.25per year are to be made from revenues in
176.26the special revenue fund from billings to
176.27responsible companies.
176.28
Subd. 3.Criminal Apprehension
176.29
(a) CriMNet
-0-
(1,265,000)
177.1
177.2
(b) Agencywide Cut, Except for Office of
Justice Programs
-0-
(250,000)
177.3This reduction may be applied to any
177.4program funded under Laws 2007, chapter
177.554, article 1, section 10, with the exception of
177.6the Office of Justice programs. Reductions to
177.7the Office of Justice programs are specified
177.8in subdivision 4. No other reductions may be
177.9made from that office.
177.10
Subd. 4.Office of Justice Programs
177.11
(a) Financial Crimes Task Force
-0-
(450,000)
177.12
(b) Squad Car Cameras
-0-
(52,000)
177.13The base for these grants in fiscal year 2010
177.14is $0.

177.15
Sec. 8. HUMAN RIGHTS
$
-0-
$
(149,000)

177.16
Sec. 9. CORRECTIONS
$
(92,000)
$
(2,792,000)
177.17The appropriation additions or reductions for
177.18each purpose are as follows:
177.19
(a) Short-Term Offenders
-0-
(2,100,000)
177.20
(b) Sentencing to Service
-0-
(600,000)
177.21
(c) 8-Day Holds
(92,000)
(92,000)

177.22    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 297I.06, subdivision 3, is
177.23amended to read:
177.24    Subd. 3. Fire safety account, annual transfers, allocation. A special account, to
177.25be known as the fire safety account, is created in the state treasury. The account consists of
177.26the proceeds under subdivisions 1 and 2. $468,000 in fiscal year 2008 and $2,268,000,
177.27$4,268,000 in fiscal year 2009, and $2,268,000 in each year thereafter is transferred from
178.1the fire safety account in the special revenue fund to the general fund to offset the loss of
178.2revenue caused by the repeal of the one-half of one percent tax on fire insurance premiums.

178.3    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 357.021, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
178.4    Subd. 6. Surcharges on criminal and traffic offenders. (a) Except as provided
178.5in this paragraph, the court shall impose and the court administrator shall collect a $72
178.6$75 surcharge on every person convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor,
178.7or petty misdemeanor offense, other than a violation of a law or ordinance relating to
178.8vehicle parking, for which there shall be a $4 surcharge. In the Second Judicial District,
178.9the court shall impose, and the court administrator shall collect, an additional $1 surcharge
178.10on every person convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or petty
178.11misdemeanor offense, including a violation of a law or ordinance relating to vehicle
178.12parking, if the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners authorizes the $1 surcharge. The
178.13surcharge shall be imposed whether or not the person is sentenced to imprisonment or the
178.14sentence is stayed. The surcharge shall not be imposed when a person is convicted of a
178.15petty misdemeanor for which no fine is imposed.
178.16    (b) If the court fails to impose a surcharge as required by this subdivision, the court
178.17administrator shall show the imposition of the surcharge, collect the surcharge, and
178.18correct the record.
178.19    (c) The court may not waive payment of the surcharge required under this
178.20subdivision. Upon a showing of indigency or undue hardship upon the convicted person
178.21or the convicted person's immediate family, the sentencing court may authorize payment
178.22of the surcharge in installments.
178.23    (d) The court administrator or other entity collecting a surcharge shall forward it
178.24to the commissioner of finance.
178.25    (e) If the convicted person is sentenced to imprisonment and has not paid the
178.26surcharge before the term of imprisonment begins, the chief executive officer of the
178.27correctional facility in which the convicted person is incarcerated shall collect the
178.28surcharge from any earnings the inmate accrues from work performed in the facility
178.29or while on conditional release. The chief executive officer shall forward the amount
178.30collected to the commissioner of finance.

178.31    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 357.021, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
178.32    Subd. 7. Disbursement of surcharges by commissioner of finance. (a) Except
178.33as provided in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), the commissioner of finance shall disburse
178.34surcharges received under subdivision 6 and section 97A.065, subdivision 2, as follows:
179.1    (1) one percent shall be credited to the game and fish fund to provide peace officer
179.2training for employees of the Department of Natural Resources who are licensed under
179.3sections 626.84 to 626.863, and who possess peace officer authority for the purpose of
179.4enforcing game and fish laws;
179.5    (2) 39 percent shall be credited to the peace officers training account in the special
179.6revenue fund; and
179.7    (3) 60 percent shall be credited to the general fund.
179.8    (b) The commissioner of finance shall credit $3 of each surcharge received under
179.9subdivision 6 and section 97A.065, subdivision 2, to the general fund.
179.10    (c) In addition to any amounts credited under paragraph (a), the commissioner of
179.11finance shall credit $44 $47 of each surcharge received under subdivision 6 and section
179.1297A.065, subdivision 2 , and the $4 parking surcharge, to the general fund.
179.13    (d) If the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners authorizes imposition of
179.14the additional $1 surcharge provided for in subdivision 6, paragraph (a), the court
179.15administrator in the Second Judicial District shall transmit the surcharge to the
179.16commissioner of finance. The $1 special surcharge is deposited in a Ramsey County
179.17surcharge account in the special revenue fund and amounts in the account are appropriated
179.18to the trial courts for the administration of the petty misdemeanor diversion program
179.19operated by the Second Judicial District Ramsey County Violations Bureau.

179.20    Sec. 13. Laws 2007, chapter 54, article 1, section 11, is amended to read:
179.21
179.22
Sec. 11. PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS
AND TRAINING (POST) BOARD
$
4,296,000
4,271,000
$
4,278,000
4,328,000
179.23Excess Amounts Transferred. This
179.24appropriation is from the peace officer
179.25training account in the special revenue fund.
179.26Any new receipts credited to that account
179.27in the first year in excess of $4,296,000
179.28$4,271,000 must be transferred and credited
179.29to the general fund. Any new receipts
179.30credited to that account in the second year
179.31in excess of $4,278,000 $4,328,000 must be
179.32transferred and credited to the general fund.
179.33Peace Officer Training Reimbursements.
179.34$3,159,000 the first year and $ 3,159,000 the
180.1second year are for reimbursements to local
180.2governments for peace officer training costs.
180.3No Contact Orders. The board shall: (1)
180.4revise and update preservice courses and
180.5develop in-service training courses related
180.6to no contact orders in domestic violence
180.7cases and domestic violence dynamics; and
180.8(2) reimburse peace officers who have taken
180.9training courses described in clause (1).
180.10At a minimum, the training must include
180.11instruction in the laws relating to no contact
180.12orders and address how to best coordinate
180.13law enforcement resources relating to no
180.14contact orders. In addition, the training
180.15must include a component to instruct peace
180.16officers on doing risk assessments of the
180.17escalating factors of lethality in domestic
180.18violence cases. The board must consult with
180.19a statewide domestic violence organization
180.20in developing training courses. The board
180.21shall utilize a request for proposal process in
180.22awarding training contracts. The recipient
180.23of the training contract must conduct these
180.24trainings with advocates or instructors from
180.25a statewide domestic violence organization.
180.26Beginning on January 1, 2008, the board may
180.27not approve an in-service training course
180.28relating to domestic abuse that does not
180.29comply with this section.

180.30ARTICLE 13
180.31STATE GOVERNMENT

180.32
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
180.33    The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
180.34in this article.
181.1
2008
2009
Total
181.2
General
$
-0-
$
(1,104,000)
$
(1,104,000)

181.3
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
181.4    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
181.5in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2007, chapter 148, article 1, to
181.6the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
181.7general fund or another named fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for
181.8each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the addition
181.9to or subtraction from the appropriation listed under them is available for the fiscal year
181.10ending June 30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. Supplemental appropriations and
181.11reductions to appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, are effective the
181.12day following final enactment.
181.13
APPROPRIATIONS
181.14
Available for the Year
181.15
Ending June 30
181.16