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HF 1999

Conference Committee Report - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 05/08/2023 10:11pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 1999

A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money from outdoor heritage, clean
water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage funds; modifying prior
appropriations; modifying provisions related to outdoor heritage fund and parks
and trails fund; modifying Clean Water Legacy Act; requiring financial review of
certain grant recipients; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022,
sections 85.53, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 85.536, subdivisions 1, 2;
97A.056, subdivisions 2, 11, 22; 114D.20, subdivision 2; 114D.30, subdivisions
4, 6, 7; 114D.50, subdivision 4; 129D.17, by adding subdivisions; Laws 2020,
chapter 104, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, as amended.

May 8, 2023
The Honorable Melissa Hortman
Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Honorable Bobby Joe Champion
President of the Senate

We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 1999 report that we have agreed upon the
items in dispute and recommend as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments and that H. F. No. 1999 be further amended
as follows:

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"ARTICLE 1

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the outdoor heritage
fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The "first year" is fiscal year 2024. The
"second year" is fiscal year 2025. The "biennium" is fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The
appropriations in this article are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin2025
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin171,135,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin655,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginPrairies
new text end

new text begin31,917,000
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin (a) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Program, Phase
XIII
new text end

new text begin $3,856,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
acquire land in fee and restore and enhance
native prairie, grasslands, wetlands, and
savanna. Subject to the evaluation criteria in
Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. Annual
income statements and balance sheets for
income and expenses from land acquired with
this appropriation must be submitted to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council no
later than 180 days after the close of The
Nature Conservancy's fiscal year. A list of
proposed land acquisitions, restorations, and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan and must be
consistent with the priorities identified in the
Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Martin County DNR WMA Acquisition,
Phase VII
new text end

new text begin $2,137,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and restore
and enhance strategic prairie grassland,
wetland, and other wildlife habitat in Martin
and Watonwan Counties for wildlife
management area purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, as
follows: $1,670,000 to Fox Lake Conservation
League Inc.; $421,000 to Ducks Unlimited;
and $46,000 to The Conservation Fund. A list
of proposed acquisitions must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) RIM Grasslands Reserve, Phase V
new text end

new text begin $2,747,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance grassland habitat under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 103F.501 to
103F.531. Of this amount, up to $46,000 is
for establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (d) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley, Phase IX
new text end

new text begin $4,400,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
Chicken Society, to acquire land in fee and
restore and enhance lands in the southern Red
River Valley for wildlife management
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8, or to be designated and
managed as waterfowl production areas in
Minnesota, in cooperation with the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service. Subject to
the evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules,
part 6136.0900, priority must be given to
acquiring lands that are eligible for the native
prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native
prairie. A list of proposed land acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Working Lands for Habitat
new text end

new text begin $2,709,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements that allow
long-term grazing while also protecting
wildlife habitat and water quality under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 103F.501 to
103F.531. Grazing plans must be developed
before grazing is allowed. Of this amount, up
to $46,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (f) Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area
Program, Phase XV
new text end

new text begin $5,216,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
in fee and restore and enhance lands for
wildlife management area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8. Subject to the evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Accelerating the USFWS Habitat
Conservation Easement Program, Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $5,077,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to restore and enhance wetland
and prairie habitat on habitat easements of the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service as
follows: $3,391,000 to Ducks Unlimited and
$1,686,000 to Pheasants Forever. A list of
proposed land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (h) DNR Grassland Enhancement, Phase XV
new text end

new text begin $3,003,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
accelerate the restoration and enhancement of
prairies, grasslands, and savannas in wildlife
management areas, in scientific and natural
areas, in aquatic management areas, on lands
in the native prairie bank, in bluff prairies on
state forest land in southeastern Minnesota,
and in waterfowl production areas and refuge
lands of the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service. A list of proposed land restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) Enhanced Public Land - Grasslands, Phase
VI
new text end

new text begin $2,772,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to enhance
and restore grassland and wetland habitat on
public lands. A list of proposed land
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginForests
new text end

new text begin6,569,000
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin (a) Hardwood Hills Habitat Conservation
Program
new text end

new text begin $1,894,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire permanent conservation
easements and restore and enhance forest
habitats in the hardwood hills ecological
section of west-central Minnesota as follows:
$175,000 to St. John's University and
$1,719,000 to Minnesota Land Trust.
$168,000 of the amount to Minnesota Land
Trust is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed permanent conservation
easements, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Protection
Program ACUB, Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $2,133,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources, in cooperation with
the Morrison County Soil and Water
Conservation District, to acquire permanent
conservation easements and restore and
enhance forest wildlife habitat within the
boundaries of the Minnesota National Guard
Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape and Army
Compatible Use Buffer. Up to $111,000 to the
Board of Water and Soil Resources is to
establish a monitoring and enforcement fund
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (c) Protecting and Enhancing Public Land
Forest Habitats by Strategically Acquiring
Private Land Inholdings
new text end

new text begin $1,046,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Ruffed Grouse Society to
protect and enhance forest habitats by
strategically acquiring private forest land
inholdings to provide better public forest
management, reduce fragmentation, and
provide public access. A list of proposed
acquisitions and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) DNR Forest Habitat Enhancement, Phase
III
new text end

new text begin $1,496,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance forest wildlife habitats on public
lands throughout Minnesota. A list of
proposed land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text beginWetlands
new text end

new text begin33,469,000
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin (a) RIM Wetlands - Restoring the Most
Productive Habitat in Minnesota, Phase XII
new text end

new text begin $4,122,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and to
restore wetlands and native grassland habitat
under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.
Of this amount, up to $72,000 is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (b) Shallow Lake and Wetland Protection and
Restoration Program, Phase XII
new text end

new text begin $7,061,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, and to restore and enhance
prairie lands, wetlands, and land that buffers
shallow lakes. A list of proposed acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Wetland Habitat Protection and Restoration
Program, Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $3,012,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and restore and enhance prairie, wetland, and
other habitat on permanently protected
conservation easements in high-priority
wetland habitat complexes in the prairie,
forest/prairie transition, and forest regions. Of
this amount, up to $168,000 is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed
conservation easement acquisitions and
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition Program, Phase XIV
new text end

new text begin $5,231,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, to acquire land in fee and
restore and enhance wetlands and grasslands
to be designated and managed as waterfowl
production areas in Minnesota. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Wetland Enhancement in the Big Woods
new text end

new text begin $619,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
Scott-Le Sueur Waterfowlers to restore and
enhance wetlands in Scott and Rice Counties.
A list of proposed restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Living Shallow Lakes and Wetlands
Enhancement and Restoration Initiative, Phase
IX
new text end

new text begin $6,634,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to restore
and enhance shallow lakes, wetlands, and
grasslands on public lands and wetlands and
grasslands under permanent conservation
easement for wildlife management. A list of
proposed shallow-lake enhancements and
wetland restorations must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Voyageurs National Park Wetland
Restoration Project, Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,153,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the National Park Service to
restore and enhance wetland and lacustrine
habitat in Voyageurs National Park. A list of
proposed restorations and enhancements must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (h) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland
Enhancement, Phase XV
new text end

new text begin $3,695,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to enhance
and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat
statewide. A list of proposed shallow lake and
wetland restorations and enhancements must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) Bone Lake South Wetland Acquisition
new text end

new text begin $1,942,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake
Watershed District to acquire in fee and restore
and enhance lands for wildlife and water
quality purposes in the Bone Lake watershed.
A list of proposed acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5.new text end

new text beginHabitats
new text end

new text begin97,349,000
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin (a) Hennepin County Habitat Conservation
Program, Phase III
new text end

new text begin $4,649,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire permanent conservation
easements and to restore and enhance wildlife
habitat in Hennepin County as follows:
$1,687,000 to Hennepin County and
$2,962,000 to Minnesota Land Trust.
$216,000 of the amount to Minnesota Land
Trust is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed permanent conservation
easements, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Anoka Sand Plain Habitat Conservation,
Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $3,269,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire permanent conservation
easements and to restore and enhance wildlife
habitat on public lands and easements in the
Anoka Sand Plain ecoregion and intersecting
minor watersheds as follows: $802,000 to the
Anoka Conservation District; $839,000 to
Great River Greening; $175,000 to the
National Wild Turkey Federation; $280,000
to Sherburne County; and $1,173,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust. $144,000 of the
amount to Minnesota Land Trust is to establish
a monitoring and enforcement fund as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
permanent conservation easements,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Accelerating Habitat Conservation in
Southwest Minnesota, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $3,071,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance high-quality
wildlife habitat in southwest Minnesota. Of
this amount, up to $168,000 is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed
conservation easement acquisitions,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Buffalo-Red River Watershed District
Stream Habitat Program, Phase III
new text end

new text begin $3,748,000 the first year is to acquire
permanent conservation easements and restore
and enhance aquatic and upland habitat
associated with the Red River and Buffalo
River watersheds. Of this amount, $2,250,000
is to the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the Buffalo-Red River
Watershed District and $1,498,000 is to the
Board of Water and Soil Resources. $102,000
of the amount to the Board of Water and Soil
Resources is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed acquisitions and restorations
must be included as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Southeast Minnesota Protection and
Restoration, Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $3,675,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance wildlife habitat on public
lands and permanent conservation easements
in southeast Minnesota as follows: $1,311,000
to The Nature Conservancy; $942,000 to Trust
for Public Land; and $1,422,000 to Minnesota
Land Trust. $168,000 of the amount to
Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Protecting Minnesota's Lakes of Outstanding
Biological Significance, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $3,648,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance lakes of outstanding
biological significance in northeast and
north-central Minnesota. Of this amount,
$1,507,000 is to Northern Waters Land Trust
and $2,141,000 is to Minnesota Land Trust.
$192,000 of the amount to Minnesota Land
Trust is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed acquisitions must be included
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic
North-Central Minnesota Lakes, Phase IX
new text end

new text begin $3,719,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and in
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance wildlife habitat to sustain
healthy fish habitat on coldwater lakes in
Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard
Counties as follows: $1,777,000 to Northern
Waters Land Trust and $1,942,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $168,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (h) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition, Phase
XV
new text end

new text begin $2,340,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
in fee and restore and enhance lands for
wildlife management purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, and to acquire land in fee for
scientific and natural area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5. Subject to the evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) DNR Trout Stream Conservation Easements,
Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,043,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
land in permanent conservation easements to
protect trout-stream aquatic habitat. Of this
amount, up to $120,000 is for establishing a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (j) Metro Big Rivers, Phase XIII
new text end

new text begin $15,339,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance natural habitat systems
associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota,
and St. Croix Rivers and their tributaries in
the metropolitan area as follows: $700,000 to
Minnesota Valley Trust; $540,000 to Friends
of the Mississippi River; $928,000 to Great
River Greening; $11,171,000 to Trust for
Public Land; and $2,000,000 to Minnesota
Land Trust. Up to $192,000 to Minnesota
Land Trust is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed land acquisitions and
permanent conservation easements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (k) St. Croix Watershed Habitat Protection and
Restoration, Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $13,306,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance natural habitat systems in
the St. Croix River watershed as follows:
$11,171,000 to Trust for Public Land;
$105,000 to Wild Rivers Conservancy; and
$2,030,000 to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to
$168,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is to
establish a monitoring and enforcement fund
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
land acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (l) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat
Restoration Program, Phase XII
new text end

new text begin $2,198,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Shell Rock River
Watershed District to acquire land in fee and
to restore and enhance habitat in the Shell
Rock River watershed. A list of proposed
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (m) Integrating Habitat and Clean Water, Phase
II
new text end

new text begin $3,269,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and restore
and enhance wildlife habitat identified in One
Watershed, One Plan for stacked benefit to
wildlife and clean water. Up to $85,000 of the
amount is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (n) Cannon River Watershed Habitat
Restoration and Protection Program, Phase XII
new text end

new text begin $2,981,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and restore
and enhance wildlife habitat in the Cannon
River watershed as follows: $119,000 to Clean
River Partners; $994,000 to Great River
Greening; and $1,868,000 to Trust for Public
Land. A list of proposed land acquisitions,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (o) Enhance Metro and Southeast Minnesota
Trout Stream Habitats, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $1,690,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited
to restore and enhance habitat for trout and
other species in and along coldwater rivers,
lakes, and streams in the metro and southeast
regions of Minnesota. A list of proposed
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (p) Lake Nokomis Shoreline Enhancements for
Turtles and Pollinators, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $755,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with the
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to
enhance shoreline and upland habitat on Lake
Nokomis. A list of proposed enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (q) Upper Sioux Community Habitat
Restoration
new text end

new text begin $966,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with the
Upper Sioux Community to restore and
enhance oak savanna, forest, prairie, and other
wildlife habitats on Tribal lands. A list of
proposed restorations and enhancements must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (r) Rum River Corridor Fish and Wildlife
Habitat Enhancement, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $1,699,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Anoka County Soil and
Water Conservation District to restore and
enhance upland and riverine habitat in the
Rum River corridor. A list of proposed
enhancements and restorations must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (s) Restoring and Enhancing Minnesota's
Important Bird Areas in the St. Croix River
Valley
new text end

new text begin $1,034,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Audubon Minnesota to restore
and enhance wildlife habitat in important bird
areas and other priority wildlife areas in the
St. Croix River Valley. A list of proposed
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (t) DNR St. Louis River Restoration Initiative,
Phase X
new text end

new text begin $2,596,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance priority aquatic, riparian, and
forest habitats in the St. Louis River estuary.
Of this amount, up to $140,000 is for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust. A list
of proposed restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (u) DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement, Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $4,122,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance aquatic habitat in degraded
streams and aquatic management areas and to
facilitate fish passage. A list of proposed land
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (v) DNR Roving Crew, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $8,732,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on
permanently protected lands throughout
Minnesota using the roving crew program of
the Department of Natural Resources. A list
of restoration and enhancement projects must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (w) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant
Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat, Phase
XV
new text end

new text begin $9,500,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for a
program to provide competitive matching
grants of up to $500,000 to local, regional,
state, and national organizations for enhancing,
restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
prairies, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
in Minnesota. Unless there are not enough
eligible grant applications received, of this
amount, at least $2,500,000 is for grants in the
seven-county metropolitan area and cities with
a population of 50,000 or greater and at least
$3,000,000 is for grants to applicants that have
not previously applied for money from the
outdoor heritage fund. Grants must not be
made for activities required to fulfill the duties
of owners of lands subject to conservation
easements. Grants must not be made from the
appropriation in this paragraph for projects
that have a total project cost exceeding
$1,000,000. Of the total appropriation,
$450,000 may be spent for personnel costs,
outreach and support to first-time applicants,
and other direct and necessary administrative
costs. Grantees may acquire land or interests
in land. Easements must be permanent. Grants
may not be used to establish easement
stewardship accounts. The program must
require a match of at least ten percent from
nonstate sources for all grants. The match may
be cash or in-kind resources. For grant
applications of $25,000 or less, the
commissioner must provide a separate,
simplified application process. Subject to
Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner of
natural resources must, when evaluating
projects of equal value, give priority to
organizations that have a history of receiving,
or a charter to receive, private contributions
for local conservation or habitat projects. All
restoration or enhancement projects must be
on land permanently protected by a permanent
covenant ensuring perpetual maintenance and
protection of restored and enhanced habitat,
by a conservation easement, or by public
ownership or in public waters as defined in
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.005,
subdivision 15. Priority must be given to
restoration and enhancement projects on public
lands. Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded
under this paragraph. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026. No less than five
percent of the amount of each grant must be
held back from reimbursement until the grant
recipient has completed a grant
accomplishment report by the deadline and in
the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
commissioner must provide notice of the grant
program in the summary of game and fish law
prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.051, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6.new text end

new text beginAdministration
new text end

new text begin1,831,000
new text end
new text begin655,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Contract Management
new text end

new text begin $336,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for contract management
duties assigned in this section. The
commissioner must provide an
accomplishment plan in the form specified by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
on expending this appropriation. The
accomplishment plan must include a copy of
the grant contract template and reimbursement
manual. No money may be expended before
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
approves the accomplishment plan. Money
appropriated in this paragraph is available until
June 30, 2025.
new text end

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

new text begin $634,000 the first year and $651,000 the
second year are to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for administrative
expenses of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council and for compensating and
reimbursing expenses of council members.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2025. Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.281,
applies to this appropriation.
new text end

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

new text begin $190,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct up to 25 restoration and
enhancement evaluations under Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (d) Core Functions in Partner-Led OHF Land
Acquisitions
new text end

new text begin $668,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources to administer the initial
development, restoration, and enhancement
of fee title acquisitions funded through the
outdoor heritage fund. Money may be used
for land acquisition costs incurred by the
department as part of conveying parcels to the
Department of Natural Resources and for
initial development activities on fee title
acquisitions. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (e) Legacy Website
new text end

new text begin $3,000 the first year and $4,000 the second
year are to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission for the website required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7.new text end

new text beginAvailability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin (a) Money appropriated in this section may
not be spent on activities unless they are
directly related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation and are specified in the
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Money appropriated in this section must not
be spent on indirect costs or other institutional
overhead charges that are not directly related
to and necessary for a specific appropriation.
Money appropriated to acquire land in fee title
may be used to restore, enhance, and provide
for public use of the land acquired with the
appropriation. Public-use facilities must have
a minimal impact on habitat in acquired lands.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money appropriated in this section is
available as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) money appropriated to acquire real
property is available until June 30, 2027;
new text end

new text begin (2) money appropriated to restore and enhance
land acquired with an appropriation in this
article is available for four years after the
acquisition date with a maximum end date of
June 30, 2031;
new text end

new text begin (3) money appropriated to restore and enhance
other land is available until June 30, 2028;
new text end

new text begin (4) notwithstanding clauses (1) to (3), money
appropriated for a project that receives at least
15 percent of its funding from federal funds
is available until a date sufficient to match the
availability of federal funding to a maximum
of six years if the federal funding was
confirmed and included in the original
approved draft accomplishment plan; and
new text end

new text begin (5) money appropriated for other projects is
available until the end of the fiscal year in
which it is appropriated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8.new text end

new text beginPayment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
new text end

new text begin All agreements referred to in this section must
be administered on a reimbursement basis
unless otherwise provided in this section.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.41, expenditures directly related to each
appropriation's purpose made on or after July
1, 2023, or the date of accomplishment plan
approval, whichever is later, are eligible for
reimbursement unless otherwise provided in
this section. For purposes of administering
appropriations and legislatively authorized
agreements paid out of the outdoor heritage
fund, an expense must be considered
reimbursable by the administering agency
when the recipient presents the agency with
an invoice or binding agreement with the
landowner and the recipient attests that the
goods have been received or the landowner
agreement is binding. Periodic reimbursement
must be made upon receiving documentation
that the items articulated in the
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council have
been achieved, including partial achievements
as evidenced by progress reports approved by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
projects to accommodate cash-flow needs,
support future management of acquired lands,
or match a federal share. The advances must
be approved as part of the accomplishment
plan. Capital equipment expenditures for
specific items over $10,000 must be itemized
in and approved as part of the accomplishment
plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9.new text end

new text beginMapping
new text end

new text begin Each direct recipient of money appropriated
in this section, as well as each recipient of a
grant awarded under this section, must provide
geographic information to the Lessard-Sams
Outdoor Heritage Council to map any lands
that are acquired in fee with money
appropriated in this section and open to public
taking of fish and game. The commissioner
of natural resources must include the lands
acquired in fee with money appropriated in
this section on maps showing public recreation
opportunities. Maps must include information
on and acknowledgment of the outdoor
heritage fund, including a notation of any
restrictions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10.new text end

new text beginOpportunities for Youth
new text end

new text begin (a) Each direct recipient of money
appropriated in this section and each recipient
of a grant awarded pursuant to this section
must contact the commissioner of natural
resources in writing to determine whether
opportunities to coordinate with recipients of
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.976, or other opportunities providing
training and education to racially, ethnically,
and economically diverse youth in the
practical implementation of conservation
practices that protect, restore, and enhance
wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish,
game, and wildlife are available when
implementing the projects funded in this
section.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each direct recipient of money
appropriated in this section and each recipient
of a grant awarded pursuant to this section
must contact Conservation Corps Minnesota
in writing and consider use of their restoration
and enhancement services.
new text end

new text begin (c) A copy of the written contacts required
under this subdivision must be filed with the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
within 15 days of execution.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11.new text end

new text beginCarryforward
new text end

new text begin (a) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 5, paragraph (j), Roseau Lake
Rehabilitation, is extended to June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (b) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2017, chapter 91, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 2, paragraph (g), Reinvest in
Minnesota (RIM) Buffers for Wildlife and
Water - Phase VII, is extended to June 30,
2025.
new text end

new text begin (c) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2018, chapter 208, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 5, paragraph (i), Lower
Mississippi River Habitat Partnership - Phase
IV, is extended to June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin (d) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2018, chapter 208, section 2, subdivision
5, paragraph (n), Buffalo River Watershed
Stream Habitat Program, is extended to June
30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (e) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2020, chapter 104, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 5, paragraph (a), Protecting
Coldwater Fisheries on Minnesota's North
Shore, is extended to June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (f) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2020, chapter 104, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 5, paragraph (h), Hennepin County
Habitat Conservation Program - Phase II, is
extended to June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (g) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2022, chapter 77, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 6, paragraph (a), Contract
Management, is extended to June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (h) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2022, chapter 77, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 6, paragraph (b), Technical
Evaluation Panel, is extended to June 30,
2024.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text beginSubdivision 11 is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.056, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

(a) The Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council of 12 members is created in the legislative branch, consisting of:

(1) two public members appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the
Committee on Rules and Administration;

(2) two public members appointed by the speaker of the house;

(3) four public members appointed by the governor;

(4) two members of the senate appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees
of the Committee on Rules and Administration; and

(5) two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house.

(b) Members appointed under paragraph (a) must not be registered lobbyists. In making
appointments, the governor, senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on
Rules and Administration, and the speaker of the house shall consider geographic balance,
gender, age, ethnicity, and varying interests including hunting and fishing. The governor's
appointments to the council are subject to the advice and consent of the senate.

(c) Public members appointed under paragraph (a) shall have practical experience or
expertise or demonstrated knowledge in the science, policy, or practice of restoring,
protecting, and enhancing wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife.

(d) Legislative members appointed under paragraph (a) shall include the chairs of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance or
their designee, one member from the minority party of the senate, and one member from
the minority party of the house of representatives.

(e) Public members serve four-year terms. Appointed legislative members serve at the
pleasure of the appointing authority. Public and legislative members continue to serve until
their successors are appointed. Public members shall be initially appointed according to the
following schedule of terms:

(1) two public members appointed by the governor for a term ending the first Monday
in January 2011;

(2) one public member appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the
Committee on Rules and Administration for a term ending the first Monday in January
2011;

(3) one public member appointed by the speaker of the house for a term ending the first
Monday in January 2011;

(4) two public members appointed by the governor for a term ending the first Monday
in January 2013;

(5) one public member appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the
Committee on Rules and Administration for a term ending the first Monday in January
2013; and

(6) one public member appointed by the speaker of the house for a term ending the first
Monday in January 2013.

(f) Terms, compensation, and removal of public members are as provided in section
15.0575new text begin, except that a public member may be compensated at the rate of up to $125 a daynew text end.
A vacancy on the council may be filled by the appointing authority for the remainder of the
unexpired term.

(g) Members shall elect a chair, vice-chair, secretary, and other officers as determined
by the council. The chair may convene meetings as necessary to conduct the duties prescribed
by this section.

(h) The Legislative Coordinating Commission may appoint nonpartisan staff and contract
with consultants as necessary to support the functions of the council. The council has final
approval authority for the hiring of a candidate for executive director. Up to one percent of
the money appropriated from the fund may be used to pay for administrative expenses of
the council and for compensation and expense reimbursement of council members.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.056, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Recipient requirements.

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

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

(c) Future eligibility for money from the outdoor heritage fund is contingent upon a state
agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as well as
any additional requirements contained in applicable session law. If the Office of the
Legislative Auditor, in the course of an audit or investigation, publicly reports that a recipient
of money from the outdoor heritage fund has not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations
in this section or other laws applicable to the recipient, the recipient must be listed in an
annual report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the legacy funds. The list
must be publicly available. The legislative auditor shall remove a recipient from the list
upon determination that the recipient is in compliance. A recipient on the list is not eligible
for future funding from the outdoor heritage fund until the recipient demonstrates compliance
to the legislative auditor.

new text begin (d) A project or program receiving funding from the outdoor heritage fund must include
an assessment of whether the funding celebrates cultural diversity or reaches diverse
communities in Minnesota, including reaching low- and moderate-income households.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.056, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Revenues.

(a) A recipient must disclose to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
Council and the commissioner all revenues that are received by the recipient before the
availability of the appropriation ends and that are generated from activities on land acquired
in fee title or easement, restored, or enhanced with money from the outdoor heritage fund.
The revenues must be disclosed to the council and commissioner no later than deleted text begin60deleted text endnew text begin 90new text end days
after the availability of the appropriation ends.

(b) For all revenues disclosed under paragraph (a), a recipient must:

(1) use the revenues to protect, restore, or enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, or habitat
for fish, game, or wildlife according to the appropriation purposes and the approved
accomplishment plan;

(2) use the revenues for other purposes as approved in the accomplishment plan by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council; or

(3) transfer the revenues to the outdoor heritage fund no later than deleted text begin60deleted text endnew text begin 90new text end days after the
availability of the appropriation ends, unless otherwise approved by the council.

(c) Paragraph (b), clause (3), does not apply to the state and its departments and agencies.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2020, chapter 104, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, as amended by Laws
2021, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Habitats

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55,429,000
(a) Protecting Coldwater Fisheries on
Minnesota's North Shore

$1,809,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance wildlife habitat in
priority coldwater tributaries to Lake Superior.
Of this amount, up to deleted text begin$144,000deleted text endnew text begin $240,000new text end is
to establish a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
conservation easement acquisitions,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(b) Metro Big Rivers - Phase X

$6,473,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance natural habitat systems
associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota,
and St. Croix Rivers and their tributaries in
the metropolitan area. Of this amount,
$801,000 is to Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge Trust Inc., $300,000 is to
Friends of the Mississippi River, $366,000 is
to Great River Greening, $3,406,000 is to The
Trust for Public Land, and $1,600,000 is to
Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $144,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of proposed land
acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(c) Resilient Habitat for Heritage Brook Trout

$2,266,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance habitat in targeted
watersheds of southeast Minnesota to improve
heritage brook trout and coldwater
communities. Of this amount, $350,000 is to
The Nature Conservancy, $258,000 is to Trout
Unlimited, $857,000 is to The Trust for Public
Land, and $801,000 is to Minnesota Land
Trust. Up to $96,000 to Minnesota Land Trust
is to establish a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
land acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(d) Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic
North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase VI

$2,814,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance wildlife habitat to sustain
healthy fish habitat on coldwater lakes in
Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard
Counties. Of this amount, $883,000 is to
Northern Waters Land Trust and $1,931,000
is to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $192,000
to Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(e) Accelerating Habitat Conservation in
Southwest Minnesota

$3,044,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance high-quality
wildlife habitat in southwest Minnesota. Of
this amount, up to $144,000 is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of proposed
conservation easement acquisitions,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(f) Targeted RIM Easement Program to
Individual Parcel: Pine and Leech Watersheds
- Phase I

$2,458,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire and
restore permanent conservation easements of
high-quality forest, wetland, and shoreline
habitat. Of this amount, $164,000 is for an
agreement with the Crow Wing County Soil
and Water Conservation District. Up to
$97,000 of the total amount is for establishing
a monitoring and enforcement fund as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
acquisitions must be included as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(g) Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor
Project - Phase V

$3,695,000 the second year is to acquire lands
in fee and conservation easement and restore
wildlife habitat in the Mississippi headwaters
as follows:

(1) $2,177,000 is to the commissioner of
natural resources for agreements as follows:
$69,000 to the Mississippi Headwaters Board
and $2,108,000 to The Trust for Public Land;
and

(2) $1,518,000 is to the Board of Water and
Soil Resources, of which up to $175,000 is
for establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17.

A list of proposed acquisitions must be
included as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(h) Hennepin County Habitat Conservation
Program - Phase II

$3,155,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements with Hennepin County, in
cooperation with Minnesota Land Trust, to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance habitats in
Hennepin County as follows: $446,000 to
Hennepin County and $2,709,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $264,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust is for establishing a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of proposed permanent
conservation easements, restorations, and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(i) Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat
Enhancement and Restoration - Phase XII

$1,474,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Trout Unlimited to restore and
enhance habitat for trout and other species in
and along coldwater rivers, lakes, and streams
in Minnesota. A list of proposed land
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(j) DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement - Phase III

$3,790,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance aquatic habitat in degraded
streams and aquatic management areas and to
facilitate fish passage. A list of proposed land
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(k) St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase
VII

$2,280,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
priority aquatic and riparian habitats in the St.
Louis River estuary. A list of proposed
restorations must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(l) Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation - Phase
V

$700,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Zeitgeist, a nonprofit
corporation, in cooperation with the Lake
Superior Steelhead Association, to restore and
enhance trout habitat in the Knife River
watershed. A list of proposed enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(m) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat
Restoration Program - Phase IX

$1,918,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Shell Rock River
Watershed District to acquire lands in fee and
to restore and enhance aquatic habitat in the
Shell Rock River watershed. A list of proposed
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(n) Rum River Wildlife and Fish Habitat
Enhancement Using Bioengineered Bank
Stabilization

$816,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Anoka County Soil and
Water Conservation District to restore and
enhance riverine habitat in the Rum River
using eco-sensitive, habitat-building, and
bioengineering approaches. A list of proposed
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(o) Roseau River Habitat Restoration

$3,036,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Roseau River Watershed
District to restore and enhance riverine habitat
in the Roseau River and the Roseau River
Wildlife Management Area.

(p) Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection
and Restoration - Phase II

$3,926,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance wildlife habitat in the
Sauk River watershed as follows: $430,000
to the Sauk River Watershed District,
$2,073,000 to Pheasants Forever, and
$1,423,000 to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to
$168,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is to
establish a monitoring and enforcement fund
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(q) Southeast Wetland Restoration

$1,351,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the city of Mankato to acquire
land in fee in the city of Mankato for wetland
and grassland restoration. A list of acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(r) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant
Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat - Phase
XII

$10,424,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for a
program to provide competitive matching
grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional,
state, and national organizations for enhancing,
restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
prairies, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
in Minnesota. Of this amount, at least
$3,250,000 is for grants in the seven-county
metropolitan area and cities with a population
of 50,000 or more. Grants must not be made
for activities required to fulfill the duties of
owners of lands subject to conservation
easements. Grants must not be made from the
appropriation in this paragraph for projects
that have a total project cost exceeding
$575,000. Of the total appropriation, $475,000
may be spent for personnel costs and other
direct and necessary administrative costs.
Grantees may acquire land or interests in land.
Easements must be permanent. Grants may
not be used to establish easement stewardship
accounts. Land acquired in fee must be open
to hunting and fishing during the open season
unless otherwise provided by law. The
program must require a match of at least ten
percent from nonstate sources for all grants.
The match may be cash or in-kind resources.
For grant applications of $25,000 or less, the
commissioner must provide a separate,
simplified application process. Subject to
Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner of
natural resources must, when evaluating
projects of equal value, give priority to
organizations that have a history of receiving,
or a charter to receive, private contributions
for local conservation or habitat projects. For
grant requests to acquire land in fee or a
conservation easement, the commissioner must
give priority to projects associated with or
within one mile of existing wildlife
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86A.05, subdivision 8; scientific and
natural areas under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5; or
aquatic management areas under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and
97C.02. All restoration or enhancement
projects must be on land permanently
protected by a permanent covenant ensuring
perpetual maintenance and protection of
restored and enhanced habitat, by a
conservation easement or public ownership or
in public waters as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.005, subdivision 15.
Priority must be given to restoration and
enhancement projects on public lands.
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 13
, applies to grants awarded
under this paragraph. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2024. No less than five
percent of the amount of each grant must be
held back from reimbursement until the grant
recipient has completed a grant
accomplishment report by the deadline and in
the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
commissioner must provide notice of the grant
program in the summary of game and fish law
prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.051, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

ARTICLE 2

CLEAN WATER FUND

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

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the clean water
fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2024" and "2025" used in this
article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2024, or June 30, 2025, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2024.
"The second year" is fiscal year 2025. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2024 and 2025. These
are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin2025
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin158,897,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin159,499,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginAvailability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Management and Budget MMB
Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
Expenditure
. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
specified in this article, fiscal year 2024
appropriations are available until June 30,
2025, and fiscal year 2025 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2026. If a project
receives federal funds, the period of the
appropriation is extended to equal the
availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginDisability Access
new text end

new text begin Where appropriate, grant recipients of clean
water funds, in consultation with the Council
on Disability and other appropriate
governor-appointed disability councils, boards,
committees, and commissions, should make
progress toward providing people with
disabilities greater access to programs, print
publications, and digital media related to the
programs the recipient funds using
appropriations made in this article.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text beginIncreasing Diversity in Environmental
Careers
new text end

new text begin Agencies should work to provide opportunities
that encourage a diversity of students to pursue
careers in environment and natural resources
when implementing appropriations in this
article.
new text end

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

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin20,839,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin20,839,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
second year are to increase monitoring for
pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
water and groundwater and to use data
collected to assess pesticide use practices. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
the second year are for monitoring and
evaluating trends in the concentration of
nitrate in groundwater; promoting, developing,
and evaluating regional and crop-specific
nutrient best management practices, cover
crops, and other vegetative cover; assessing
adoption of best management practices and
other recommended practices; education and
technical support from University of
Minnesota Extension; grants to support
agricultural demonstration and implementation
activities, including research activities at the
Rosholt Research Farm; and other actions to
protect groundwater from degradation from
nitrate. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (c) $4,799,000 the first year and $4,799,000
the second year are for the agriculture best
management practices loan program. Any
unencumbered balance at the end of the second
year must be added to the corpus of the loan
fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for technical assistance;
research, demonstration, and promotion
projects on properly implementing best
management practices and vegetative cover;
and more-precise information on nonpoint
contributions to impaired waters and for grants
to support on-farm demonstration of
agricultural practices. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (e) $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the
second year are for maintenance of the
Minnesota Water Research Digital Library.
Costs for information technology development
or support for the digital library may be paid
to the Office of MN.IT Services. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (f) $3,500,000 the first year and $3,500,000
the second year are to implement the
Minnesota agricultural water quality
certification program statewide. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (g) $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the
second year are for a regional irrigation water
quality specialist through University of
Minnesota Extension. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (h) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
the second year are for grants to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota to
fund the Forever Green agriculture initiative
and to protect the state's natural resources
while increasing the efficiency, profitability,
and productivity of Minnesota farmers by
incorporating perennial and winter-annual
crops into existing agricultural practices. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (i) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for testing drinking-water
wells for pesticides and establishing a
mitigation program for water treatment of
contaminated wells. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (j) $1,750,000 the first year and $1,750,000
the second year are for conservation
equipment assistance grants to purchase
equipment or items to retrofit existing
equipment that has climate and water quality
benefits. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (k) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for expanding the existing
state weather station and soil temperature
network to provide accurate and timely
weather data to optimize the timing of
irrigation, fertilizer, pesticide, and manure
applications and support land management
decisions. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (l) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for grants for research and
demonstration sites and projects to evaluate,
develop, demonstrate, and promote regional
and animal-specific recommendations for
manure crediting and to develop or revise
manure best management practices through
University of Minnesota Extension. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin24,187,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin24,188,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $9,050,000 the first year and $9,050,000
the second year are for completing needed
statewide assessments of surface water quality
and trends according to Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 114D. Of this amount, $163,000 the
first year and $163,000 the second year are
for grants to the Red River Watershed
Management Board to enhance and expand
the existing water quality and watershed
monitoring river watch activities in schools in
the Red River of the North watershed. By
February 15, 2025, the Red River Watershed
Management Board must provide a report to
the commissioner and to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
finance and policy and the clean water fund
on the expenditure of this appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $6,350,000 the first year and $6,350,000
the second year are to update watershed
restoration and protection strategies, which
include total maximum daily load (TMDL)
studies and TMDL implementation plans
according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter
114D, for waters on the impaired waters list
approved by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for groundwater
assessment, including enhancing the ambient
monitoring network, modeling, evaluating
trends.
new text end

new text begin (d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for implementing the St. Louis
River System Area of Concern remedial action
plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for national pollutant
discharge elimination system wastewater and
stormwater TMDL implementation efforts.
new text end

new text begin (f) $3,550,000 the first year and $3,550,000
the second year are for enhancing the
county-level delivery systems for subsurface
sewage treatment system (SSTS) activities
necessary to implement Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115.55 and 115.56, for protecting
groundwater. This appropriation includes base
grants for all counties with SSTS programs.
Counties that receive base grants must report
the number of properties with noncompliant
systems upgraded through an SSTS
replacement, connection to a centralized sewer
system, or other means, including property
abandonment or buyout. Counties also must
report the number of existing SSTS
compliance inspections conducted in areas
under county jurisdiction. The required reports
must be part of the established annual
reporting for SSTS programs. Of this amount,
at least $900,000 each year is available to
counties for grants to low-income landowners
to address systems that pose an imminent
threat to public health or safety or fail to
protect groundwater. A county receiving a
grant under this paragraph must submit a
report to the agency listing the projects funded,
including an account of the expenditures.
new text end

new text begin (g) $650,000 the first year and $650,000 the
second year are for activities and grants that
reduce chloride pollution.
new text end

new text begin (h) $337,000 the first year and $338,000 the
second year are to support activities of the
Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (i) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for a grant program for
sanitary sewer projects that are included in the
draft or any updated Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Project Comprehensive Plan
to
restore the water quality of waters in
Voyageurs National Park. Grants must be
awarded to local government units for projects
approved by the Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Joint Powers Board and must be
matched by at least 25 percent from sources
other than the clean water fund.
new text end

new text begin (j) Any unencumbered grant balances in the
first year do not cancel but are available for
grants in the second year. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations in this section are available
until June 30, 2028.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin12,780,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin12,780,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,550,000 the first year and $2,550,000
the second year are for streamflow monitoring.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,450,000 the first year and $1,450,000
the second year are for lake Index of
Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
new text end

new text begin (c) $455,000 the first year and $455,000 the
second year are for assessing mercury and
other fish contaminants, including PFAS
compounds, and monitoring to track the status
of impaired waters over time.
new text end

new text begin (d) $2,150,000 the first year and $2,150,000
the second year are for developing targeted,
science-based watershed restoration and
protection strategies and for technical
assistance for local governments.
new text end

new text begin (e) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
the second year are for water-supply planning,
aquifer protection, and monitoring activities
and analysis.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,600,000 the first year and $1,600,000
the second year are for technical assistance to
support local implementation of nonpoint
source restoration and protection activities and
targeted forest stewardship for water quality.
new text end

new text begin (g) $650,000 the first year and $650,000 the
second year are for applied research and tools,
including maintaining and updating spatial
data for watershed boundaries, streams, and
water bodies and integrating high-resolution
digital elevation data and for assessing the
effectiveness of forestry best management
practices for water quality.
new text end

new text begin (h) $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the
second year are for maintaining and updating
buffer maps and for technical guidance on
interpreting buffer maps for local units of
government implementing buffer
requirements. Maps must be provided to local
units of government and made available to
landowners on the Department of Natural
Resources website.
new text end

new text begin (i) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for accelerating completion
of or updates to county geologic atlases and
supplementing water chemistry or chemical
movement studies.
new text end

new text begin (j) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for increasing native
freshwater mussel production capacity and
restoring and monitoring freshwater mussel
restoration efforts.
new text end

new text begin (k) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for implementing water
storage projects on state-administered land to
enhance water quality and ecological benefits.
new text end

new text begin (l) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for providing technical
and financial assistance for county and local
governments to replace failing or ineffective
culverts using modern designs that restore
floodplain connectivity, biological
connectivity, and channel stability. This
appropriation is available for up to two
additional years.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin78,064,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin78,063,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $39,500,000 the first year and $39,500,000
the second year are for grants to implement
state-approved watershed-based plans. The
grants may be used to implement projects or
programs that protect, enhance, and restore
surface water quality in lakes, rivers, and
streams; protect groundwater from
degradation; and protect drinking water
sources. Projects must be identified in a
comprehensive watershed plan developed
under the One Watershed, One Plan program
and seven-county metropolitan groundwater
or surface water management frameworks as
provided for in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
103B, 103C, 103D, and 114D. Grant recipients
must identify a nonstate match and may use
other legacy funds to supplement projects
funded under this paragraph. This
appropriation may be used for:
new text end

new text begin (1) implementing state-approved plans,
including within the following watershed
planning areas: Bois de Sioux - Mustinka,
Buffalo-Red River, Cannon River, Cedar -
Wapsipinicon, Chippewa River, Clearwater
River, Cottonwood-Middle Minnesota, Crow
Wing River, Des Moines River, Greater
Zumbro River, Hawk Creek - Middle
Minnesota, Kettle and Upper St. Croix, Lac
qui Parle-Yellow Bank, Lake of the Woods,
Lake Superior North, Le Sueur River, Leech
Lake River, Long Prairie River, Lower
Minnesota River East, Lower Minnesota River
West, Lower St. Croix River,
Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers, Mississippi
River Brainerd, Mississippi River Headwaters,
Mississippi River St. Cloud, Mississippi River
Winona/La Crescent, Missouri River Basin,
Nemadji River, North Fork Crow River, Otter
Tail, Pine River, Pomme de Terre River,
Rainy-Rapid River, Rainy River Headwaters
- Vermilion River, Rainy River-Rainy
Lake/Lower Rainy River, Red Lake River,
Redeye River, Root River, Roseau River, Rum
River, Sand Hill River, Sauk River, Shell Rock
and Winnebago River, Snake River, South
Fork of the Crow River, St. Louis River, Thief
River, Two Rivers Plus, Upper and Lower Red
Lake, Upper Minnesota River, Upper
Mississippi - Grand Rapids, Watonwan River,
Wild Rice - Marsh, and Yellow Medicine
River;
new text end

new text begin (2) seven-county metropolitan groundwater
or surface water management frameworks;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) other comprehensive watershed
management plan planning areas that have a
board-approved and local-government-adopted
plan as authorized in Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.801.
new text end

new text begin The board must establish eligibility criteria
and determine whether a planning area is ready
to proceed and has the nonstate match
committed.
new text end

new text begin (b) $8,500,000 the first year and $8,500,000
the second year are for grants to local
government units to protect and restore surface
water and drinking water; to keep water on
the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water
quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to
protect groundwater and drinking water,
including feedlot water quality and subsurface
sewage treatment system projects and stream
bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration,
and ravine stabilization projects. The projects
must use practices demonstrated to be
effective, be of long-lasting public benefit,
include a match, and be consistent with total
maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation
plans, watershed restoration and protection
strategies (WRAPS), or local water
management plans or their equivalents. Up to
20 percent of this appropriation is available
for land-treatment projects and practices that
benefit drinking water.
new text end

new text begin (c) $5,500,000 the first year and $5,500,000
the second year are for accelerated
implementation, local resource protection,
enhancement grants, statewide analytical
targeting or technology tools that fill an
identified gap, program enhancements for
technical assistance, citizen and community
outreach, compliance, and training and
certification.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,250,000 the first year and $1,250,000
the second year are:
new text end

new text begin (1) to provide state oversight and
accountability, evaluate and communicate
results, provide implementation tools, and
measure the value of conservation program
implementation by local governments; and
new text end

new text begin (2) to prepare, in consultation with the
commissioners of natural resources, health,
agriculture, and the Pollution Control Agency,
and submit to the legislature by March 1 each
even-numbered year a biennial report detailing
the recipients and projects funded and the
results accomplished under this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
the second year are to provide assistance,
oversight, and grants for supporting local
governments in implementing and complying
with riparian protection and excessive soil loss
requirements.
new text end

new text begin (f) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
the second year are for a working lands
floodplain program and to purchase, restore,
or preserve riparian land and floodplains
adjacent to lakes, rivers, streams, and
tributaries, by conservation easements or
contracts to keep water on the land, to decrease
sediment, pollutant, and nutrient transport;
reduce hydrologic impacts to surface waters;
and increase protection and recharge for
groundwater. Up to $200,000 is for deposit in
a conservation easement stewardship account
established according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.103.
new text end

new text begin (g) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
the second year are for permanent
conservation easements on wellhead protection
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), or for
grants to local units of government for fee title
acquisition to permanently protect
groundwater supply sources on wellhead
protection areas or for otherwise ensuring
long-term protection of groundwater supply
sources as described under alternative
management tools in the Department of
Agriculture Minnesota Nitrogen Fertilizer
Management Plan
, including using
low-nitrogen cropping systems or
implementing nitrogen fertilizer best
management practices. Priority must be placed
on land that is located where the vulnerability
of the drinking water supply is designated as
high or very high by the commissioner of
health, where drinking water protection plans
have identified specific activities that will
achieve long-term protection, and on lands
with expiring conservation reserve program
contracts. Up to $200,000 is for deposit in a
conservation easement stewardship account
established according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.103.
new text end

new text begin (h) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct restoration evaluations under
Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50,
subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (i) $1,750,000 the first year and $1,750,000
the second year are for assistance, oversight,
and grants to local governments to transition
local water management plans to a watershed
approach as provided for in Minnesota
Statutes, section 103B.801.
new text end

new text begin (j) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for technical assistance
and grants for the conservation drainage
program, in consultation with the Drainage
Work Group, coordinated under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13,
and including projects to improve
multipurpose water management under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.015.
new text end

new text begin (k) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are to purchase permanent
conservation easements to protect lands
adjacent to public waters that have good water
quality but that are threatened with
degradation. Up to $150,000 is for deposit in
a conservation easement stewardship account
established according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.103.
new text end

new text begin (l) $425,000 the first year and $425,000 the
second year are for grants or contracts for a
program to systematically collect data and
produce county, watershed, and statewide
estimates of soil erosion caused by water and
wind, along with tracking adoption of
conservation measures, including cover crops,
to address erosion. This appropriation may be
used for grants to or contracts with the
University of Minnesota to complete this
work.
new text end

new text begin (m) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for developing and
implementing a water legacy grant program
to expand partnerships for clean water.
new text end

new text begin (n) $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000
the second year are for permanent
conservation easements to protect and restore
wetlands and associated uplands. Up to
$300,000 is for deposit in a conservation
easement stewardship account established
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
103B.103.
new text end

new text begin (o) $6,039,000 the first year and $6,038,000
the second year are for financial and technical
assistance to enhance adoption of cover crops
and other soil health practices to achieve water
quality or drinking water benefits. The board
may use grants to local governments and
agreements with the United States Department
of Agriculture, AgCentric at Minnesota State
Center for Excellence, and other practitioners
and partners to accomplish this work. Up to
$450,000 is for an agreement with the
University of Minnesota Office for Soil Health
for applied research and education on
Minnesota's agroecosystems and soil health
management systems. This appropriation may
be extended to leverage available federal
funds.
new text end

new text begin (p) The board must contract for delivery of
services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
for restoration, maintenance, training, and
other activities under this section for up to
$850,000 the first year and up to $850,000 the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (q) The board may shift grant, implementation,
or easement funds in this section and may
adjust the technical and administrative
assistance portion of the funds to leverage
federal or other nonstate funds or to address
oversight responsibilities or high-priority
activities identified by the board consistent
with local water management plans.
new text end

new text begin (r) The board must require grantees to specify
the outcomes that will be achieved by the
grants.
new text end

new text begin (s) The appropriations in this section are
available until June 30, 2028, except grant or
easement funds are available for five years
after the date a grant or other agreement is
executed. Returned grant funds must be
regranted consistent with the purposes of this
section.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin11,296,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin11,904,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $4,746,000 the first year and $5,354,000
the second year are for developing health risk
limits for contaminants found or anticipated
to be found in Minnesota drinking water, to
certify private laboratories to conduct analyses
for these contaminants, and to increase the
capacity of the department's laboratory to
analyze for these contaminants.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for ensuring safe drinking
water for private well users, including studying
the occurrence and magnitude of contaminants
in private wells; developing guidance and
conducting outreach and education about well
testing and mitigation; awarding grants to local
governments; and designing voluntary
interventions to reduce health risks to private
well owners.
new text end

new text begin (c) $3,750,000 the first year and $3,750,000
the second year are for protecting sources of
drinking water, including planning,
implementation, and surveillance activities
and grants to local governments and public
water systems.
new text end

new text begin (d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are to develop and deliver
groundwater restoration and protection
strategies on a watershed scale for use in local
comprehensive water planning efforts, to
provide resources to local governments for
activities that protect sources of drinking
water, and to enhance approaches that improve
the capacity of local governmental units to
protect and restore groundwater resources.
new text end

new text begin (e) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are to develop public health
policies and an action plan to address threats
to safe drinking water, including development
of a statewide plan for protecting drinking
water that incorporates select
recommendations from the University of
Minnesota's Future of Drinking Water report.
new text end

new text begin (f) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for developing a statewide
recreational water portal that includes an
inventory of public beaches and information
about local monitoring results and closures
and that provides information about preventing
illness and recreational water stewardship.
new text end

new text begin (g) Unless otherwise specified, the
appropriations in this section are available
until June 30, 2027.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin1,875,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin1,875,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
the second year are to implement projects that
address emerging threats to the drinking water
supply; provide cost-effective regional
solutions; leverage interjurisdictional
coordination; support local implementation of
water supply reliability projects; support the
growing needs of community water suppliers
facing challenges, including PFAS, radium,
manganese, and selenium contamination,
groundwater appropriation limitations, system
reliability and resilience, and increased
regional growth; and prevent degradation of
groundwater resources in the metropolitan
area. These projects provide communities
with:
new text end

new text begin (1) potential solutions to leverage regional
water use by using surface water, stormwater,
wastewater, and groundwater;
new text end

new text begin (2) an analysis of infrastructure requirements
for different alternatives;
new text end

new text begin (3) development of planning-level cost
estimates, including capital costs and operating
costs;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of funding mechanisms and
an equitable cost-sharing structure for
regionally beneficial water supply
development projects; and
new text end

new text begin (5) development of subregional groundwater
models and strategies.
new text end

new text begin (b) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for the water demand
reduction grants to assist municipalities in the
metropolitan area with implementing water
demand reduction measures to ensure the
reliability and protection of drinking water
supplies.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin1,500,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin1,500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for developing Part A of
county geologic atlases. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2030.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for a program to evaluate
performance and technology transfer for
stormwater best management practices, to
evaluate best management performance and
effectiveness to support meeting total
maximum daily loads, to develop standards
and incorporate state-of-the-art guidance using
minimal impact design standards as the model,
and to implement a system to transfer
knowledge and technology across local
government, industry, and regulatory sectors.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2030.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin6,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end

new text begin $6,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the website
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin8,350,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin8,350,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $8,250,000 the first year and $8,250,000
the second year are for the point source
implementation grants program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2030.
new text end

new text begin (b) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for small community
wastewater treatment grants and loans under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.075. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2030.
new text end

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

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 114D.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Goals for implementation.

The following goals must guide the implementation
of this chapter:

(1) to identify impaired waters in accordance with federal TMDL requirements and to
ensure continuing evaluation of surface waters for impairments;

(2) to submit TMDLs to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in a timely
manner in accordance with federal TMDL requirements;

(3) to inform and support strategies for implementing restoration and protection activities
deleted text begin in a reasonable time perioddeleted text endnew text begin with the goal that all waters will have achieved the designated
uses applicable to those waters by 2050
new text end;

(4) to systematically evaluate waters, to provide assistance and incentives to prevent
waters from becoming impaired, and to improve the quality of waters that are listed as
impaired;

(5) to promptly seek the delisting of waters from the impaired waters list when those
waters are shown to achieve the designated uses applicable to the waters;

(6) to achieve compliance with federal Clean Water Act requirements in Minnesota;

(7) to support effective measures to prevent the degradation of groundwater according
to the groundwater degradation prevention goal under section 103H.001; and

(8) to support effective measures to restore degraded groundwater.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 114D.30, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Terms; compensation; removal.

The terms of members representing the state
agencies and the Metropolitan Council are four years and are coterminous with the governor.
The terms of other nonlegislative members of the council shall be as provided in section
15.059, subdivision 2. Members may serve until their successors are appointed and qualify.
Compensation and removal of nonlegislative council members is as provided in section
15.059, subdivisions 3 and 4new text begin, except that a nonlegislative member may be compensated at
the rate of up to $125 a day
new text end. Compensation of legislative members is as determined by the
appointing authority. The Pollution Control Agency may reimburse legislative members
for expenses. A vacancy on the council may be filled by the appointing authority provided
in subdivision 1 for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 114D.30, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Recommended appropriations.

(a) The Clean Water Council deleted text beginshall recommenddeleted text endnew text begin
must submit recommendations
new text end to the governor and the legislature deleted text beginthe manner in whichdeleted text endnew text begin on
how
new text end money from the clean water fund should be appropriated for the purposes stated in
article XI, section 15, of the Minnesota Constitution and section 114D.50.

(b) The council's recommendations must:

(1) be to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to
protect groundwater from degradation and ensure that at least five percent of the clean water
fund is spent only to protect drinking water sources;

(2) be consistent with the purposes, policies, goals, and priorities in this chapter; and

(3) allocate adequate support and resources to identify degraded groundwater and
impaired waters, develop TMDLs, implement restoration of groundwater and impaired
waters, and provide assistance and incentives to prevent groundwater and surface waters
from becoming degraded or impaired and improve the quality of surface waters which are
listed as impaired but have no approved TMDL.

(c) The council must recommend methods of ensuring that awards of grants, loans, or
other funds from the clean water fund specify the outcomes to be achieved as a result of the
funding and specify standards to hold the recipient accountable for achieving the desired
outcomes. Expenditures from the fund must be appropriated by law.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 114D.30, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Reports to legislature.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end By January 15 each odd-numbered year, the council
must submit a report to the legislature deleted text beginondeleted text endnew text begin that includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) a summary ofnew text end the activities for which money has been or will be spent deleted text beginfordeleted text endnew text begin innew text end the
current bienniumdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end the deleted text beginactivities for which money is recommended todeleted text endnew text begin recommendations required under
subdivision 6 for how money in the clean water fund should
new text end be spent in the next biennium,new text begin
including recommended legislative bill language;
new text end and

new text begin (3)new text end the impact on economic development of the implementation of efforts to protect and
restore groundwater and the impaired waters program.

deleted text begin (b) By January 15 each even-numbered year, the council may submit to the legislature
supplemental recommendations on the manner in which money from the clean water fund
should be appropriated in the next fiscal year.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text beginThis section is effective January 1, 2025, and applies to
recommendations for fiscal year 2026 and beyond.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 114D.50, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Expenditures; accountability.

(a) A project receiving funding from the clean
water fund must meet or exceed the constitutional requirements to protect, enhance, and
restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater and drinking
water from degradation. Priority may be given to projects that meet more than one of these
requirements. A project receiving funding from the clean water fund shall include measurable
outcomes, as defined in section 3.303, subdivision 10deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;new text end a plan for measuring and
evaluating the resultsnew text begin; and an assessment of whether the funding celebrates cultural diversity
or reaches diverse communities in Minnesota, including reaching low- and moderate-income
households
new text end. A project must be consistent with current science and incorporate state-of-the-art
technology.

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

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

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

(e) Money from the clean water fund may only be spent on projects that benefit Minnesota
waters.

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

(g) Future eligibility for money from the clean water fund is contingent upon a state
agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as well as
any additional requirements contained in applicable session law. If the Office of the
Legislative Auditor, in the course of an audit or investigation, publicly reports that a recipient
of money from the clean water fund has not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations
in this section or other laws applicable to the recipient, the recipient must be listed in an
annual report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the legacy funds. The list
must be publicly available. The legislative auditor shall remove a recipient from the list
upon determination that the recipient is in compliance. A recipient on the list is not eligible
for future funding from the clean water fund until the recipient demonstrates compliance
to the legislative auditor.

(h) Money from the clean water fund may be used to leverage federal funds through
execution of formal project partnership agreements with federal agencies consistent with
respective federal agency partnership agreement requirements.

(i) Any state agency or organization requesting a direct appropriation from the clean
water fund must inform the Clean Water Council and the house of representatives and senate
committees having jurisdiction over the clean water fund, at the time the request for funding
is made, whether the request is supplanting or is a substitution for any previous funding that
was not from a legacy fund and was used for the same purpose.

Sec. 17. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATION EXTENSIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginDepartment of Health; contamination in private wells.new text end

new text beginThe availability
of the appropriation from the clean water fund to the commissioner of health under Laws
2019, First Special Session chapter 2, article 2, section 8, paragraph (d), is extended to June
30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginDepartment of Health; water reuse implementation.new text end

new text beginThe availability of the
appropriation from the clean water fund to the commissioner of health under Laws 2019,
First Special Session chapter 2, article 2, section 8, paragraph (g), is extended to June 30,
2024.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

ARTICLE 3

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

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

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the parks and
trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures
"2024" and "2025" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure
are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, or June 30, 2025, respectively. "The
first year" is fiscal year 2024. "The second year" is fiscal year 2025. "The biennium" is
fiscal years 2024 and 2025. These are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin2025
new text end

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

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin72,155,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin64,455,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginAvailability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Management and Budget MMB
Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
Expenditure
. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
specified in this article, fiscal year 2024
appropriations are available until June 30,
2026, and fiscal year 2025 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2027. If a project
receives federal funds, the period of the
appropriation is extended to equal the
availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginDisability Access
new text end

new text begin Where appropriate, grant recipients of parks
and trails funds, in consultation with the
Council on Disability and other appropriate
governor-appointed disability councils, boards,
committees, and commissions, should make
progress toward providing people with
disabilities greater access to programs, print
publications, and digital media related to the
programs the recipient funds using
appropriations made in this article.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text beginEnergy and Water Conservation
new text end

new text begin Grant recipients of parks and trails funds
should prioritize water and energy
conservation technology and the use of
renewable energy for construction and
building projects funded with an appropriation
made in this article.
new text end

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

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin43,580,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin38,931,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $28,572,000 the first year and $25,524,000
the second year are for state parks, recreation
areas, and trails to:
new text end

new text begin (1) connect people to the outdoors;
new text end

new text begin (2) acquire land and create opportunities;
new text end

new text begin (3) maintain existing holdings; and
new text end

new text begin (4) improve cooperation by coordinating with
partners to implement the 25-year long-range
parks and trails legacy plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may spend money
appropriated under paragraph (a) on I Can!
programs, including but not limited to
programs designed to provide underserved
youth and youth who identify as lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and queer the
opportunity to experience the outdoors with
similar peers.
new text end

new text begin (c) $14,286,000 the first year and $12,762,000
the second year are for grants for parks and
trails of regional significance outside the
seven-county metropolitan area under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535. The grants
awarded under this paragraph must be based
on the lists of recommended projects
submitted to the legislative committees under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536,
subdivision 10, from the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.536. Grants funded under this paragraph
must support parks and trails of regional or
statewide significance that meet the applicable
definitions and criteria for regional parks and
trails contained in the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Strategic Plan

adopted by the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission on April 22,
2015. Grant recipients identified under this
paragraph must submit a grant application to
the commissioner of natural resources. Up to
2.5 percent of the appropriation may be used
by the commissioner for the actual cost of
issuing and monitoring the grants for the
commission. Of the amount appropriated,
$475,000 the first year and $475,000 the
second year are for the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission to
carry out its duties under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.536, including the continued
development of a statewide system plan for
regional parks and trails outside the
seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (d) By January 15, 2024, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission must submit a list of projects that
contains the commission's recommendations
for funding from the parks and trails fund for
fiscal year 2025 to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources and
the parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (e) By January 15, 2024, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission must submit a report that contains
the commission's criteria for funding from the
parks and trails fund, including the criteria
used to determine if a park or trail is of
regional significance, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources and
the parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) $722,000 the first year and $645,000 the
second year are for coordination and projects
between the department, the Metropolitan
Council, and the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced
web-based information for park and trail users;
and support of activities of the Parks and
Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
new text end

new text begin (g) The commissioner must contract for
services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
for restoration, maintenance, and other
activities under this section for at least
$850,000 the first year and $850,000 the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (h) Grant recipients of an appropriation under
this section must give consideration to
contracting with Conservation Corps
Minnesota for restoration, maintenance, and
other activities.
new text end

new text begin (i) In addition to the requirements under
paragraph (g), the commissioner should work
to provide other opportunities that encourage
a diversity of students to pursue careers in
environment and natural resources when
implementing appropriations in this section.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin28,572,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin25,524,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $28,572,000 the first year and $25,524,000
the second year are for distribution according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53,
subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money appropriated under this section and
distributed to implementing agencies must be
used only to fund the list of projects approved
by the elected representatives of each of the
metropolitan parks implementing agencies.
Projects funded by the money appropriated
under this section must be substantially
consistent with the project descriptions and
dollar amounts approved by each elected body.
Any money remaining after completing the
listed projects may be spent by the
implementing agencies on projects to support
parks and trails.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant agreements entered into by the
Metropolitan Council and recipients of money
appropriated under this section must ensure
that the money is used to supplement and not
substitute for traditional sources of funding.
new text end

new text begin (d) The implementing agencies receiving
appropriations under this section must give
consideration to contracting with Conservation
Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance,
and other activities.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin3,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end

new text begin $3,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the website
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 85.53, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Expenditures; accountability.

(a) A project or program receiving funding
from the parks and trails fund must meet or exceed the constitutional requirement to support
parks and trails of regional or statewide significance. A project or program receiving funding
from the parks and trails fund must include measurable outcomes, as defined in section
3.303, subdivision 10deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;new text end a plan for measuring and evaluating the resultsnew text begin; and an assessment
of whether the funding celebrates cultural diversity or reaches diverse communities in
Minnesota, including reaching low- and moderate-income households
new text end. A project or program
must be consistent with current science and incorporate state-of-the-art technology, except
when the project or program is a portrayal or restoration of historical significance.

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

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

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

(e) Money from the parks and trails fund may only be spent on projects located in
Minnesota.

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

(g) Future eligibility for money from the parks and trails fund is contingent upon a state
agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as well as
any additional requirements contained in applicable session law. If the Office of the
Legislative Auditor, in the course of an audit or investigation, publicly reports that a recipient
of money from the parks and trails fund has not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations
in this section or other laws applicable to the recipient, the recipient must be listed in an
annual report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the legacy funds. The list
must be publicly available. The legislative auditor shall remove a recipient from the list
upon determination that the recipient is in compliance. A recipient on the list is not eligible
for future funding from the parks and trails fund until the recipient demonstrates compliance
to the legislative auditor.

(h) Any state agency or organization requesting a direct appropriation from the parks
and trails fund must inform the house of representatives and senate committees having
jurisdiction over the parks and trails fund, at the time the request for funding is made,
whether the request is supplanting or is a substitution for any previous funding that was not
from a legacy fund and was used for the same purpose.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 85.53, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7.new text end

new text beginFree park days.new text end

new text beginAn implementing agency, county, or city that charges an
entrance fee or requires a vehicle permit must provide free access to all its parks at least
four days each calendar year in order to be eligible for money appropriated from the parks
and trails fund. The implementing agency, county, or city must publicly announce the date
when entrance will be free at least 30 days in advance of the date it occurs.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 85.536, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose.

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

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 85.536, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Commission.

The commission shall include 13 members appointed by the
governor with two members from each of the regional parks and trails districts determined
under subdivision 5 and one member at large. Membership terms, compensation, and removal
of members and filling of vacancies are as provided in section 15.0575new text begin, except that a
commission member may be compensated at the rate of up to $125 a day
new text end.

Sec. 10. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS FUND APPROPRIATION EXTENSIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginBeaver Island Regional Trail; city of St. Cloud.new text end

new text beginThe availability of the
grant to the city of St. Cloud for the Beaver Island Regional Trail construction and restoration
project from the parks and trails fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First Special Session
chapter 2, article 3, section 3, paragraph (b), is extended to June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginRobinson Park; city of Sandstone.new text end

new text beginThe portions of the appropriations from
the parks and trails fund in Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 3,
paragraph (b), and Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 1, article 3, section 3, paragraph
(b), that were granted to the city of Sandstone for the Robinson Park project are available
until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginParks and trails of regional significance.new text end

new text beginThe appropriations from the parks
and trails fund in Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 3, paragraph
(b), are available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

Sec. 11. new text beginEXPANDING ACCESS TO PARKS AND TRAILS FUND GRANTS IN
GREATER MINNESOTA; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2024, the commissioner of natural resources, in cooperation with the
Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over the parks and trails fund with recommendations for expanding eligibility
of parks and trails fund grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536, to Tribal
governments and for expanding cooperation with nonprofit organizations, including any
necessary statutory changes.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

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

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the entities
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts and cultural
heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15, except that any unencumbered balance
remaining under this article from the first year does not cancel but is available in the second
year. The figures "2024" and "2025" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed
under the figure are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, and June 30, 2025,
respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2024. "The second year" is fiscal year 2025. "The
biennium" is fiscal years 2024 and 2025. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin2025
new text end

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

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin103,024,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin88,928,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginAvailability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article must not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must not be spent on institutional
overhead charges that are not directly related
to and necessary for a specific appropriation.
Money appropriated in this article must be
spent in accordance with Minnesota
Management and Budget MMB Guidance to
Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditure
.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in this
article, fiscal year 2024 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2025, and fiscal year
2025 appropriations are available until June
30, 2026. Water and energy conservation
technology and the use of renewable energy
should be priorities for construction and
building projects funded through this
appropriation. If a project receives federal
funds, the period of the appropriation is
extended to equal the availability of federal
funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginMinnesota State Arts Board
new text end

new text begin47,421,000
new text end
new text begin44,796,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The amounts in this subdivision are
appropriated to the Minnesota State Arts
Board for arts, arts education, arts
preservation, and arts access. Grant
agreements entered into by the Minnesota
State Arts Board and other recipients of
appropriations in this subdivision must ensure
that these funds are used to supplement and
not substitute for traditional sources of
funding. Each grant program established in
this appropriation must be separately
administered from other state appropriations
for program planning and outcome
measurements, but may take into consideration
other state resources awarded in the selection
of applicants and grant award size.
new text end

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

new text begin $35,737,000 the first year and $36,437,000
the second year are to support Minnesota
artists and arts organizations in creating,
producing, and presenting high-quality arts
activities; to preserve, maintain, and interpret
art forms and works of art so that they are
accessible to Minnesota audiences; to
overcome barriers to accessing high-quality
arts activities; and to instill the arts into the
community and public life in this state. Grants
provided under this paragraph must prioritize
artists and arts organizations that plan to
present art from communities that have been
historically underrepresented in the arts or that
improve access to the programs and projects
for groups, including youth and historically
underserved communities, that have struggled
to access arts programming in the past.
new text end

new text begin (c) Arts Education
new text end

new text begin $7,263,000 the first year and $6,269,000 the
second year are for high-quality,
age-appropriate arts education for Minnesotans
of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and
understanding of the arts. Priority in the award
of grants under this paragraph must be given
to providing educational opportunities to
underserved communities with grants for
organizations or entities providing
opportunities to K-12 students throughout the
state for arts education, including access to
arts instruction, arts programming, museums,
and arts presentations.
new text end

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

new text begin $2,421,000 the first year and $2,090,000 the
second year are for events and activities that
represent, preserve, and maintain the diverse
cultural arts traditions, including folk and
traditional artists and art organizations,
represented in this state.
new text end

new text begin (e) Significant Art Project St. Paul
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Minnesota United Foundation for the design,
land development, land transfer fees, and
production costs of a public art project in St.
Paul at the United Village site celebrating
Minnesota arts and cultural heritage and
providing a unique public art experience
through sculpture and design. The project
funded by this paragraph must have a
matching grant from nonpublic funds and must
include a public-private partnership agreement
providing an agreement for the future
ownership, maintenance, taxes, and associated
costs for the art project and project site. The
project funded by this paragraph must have a
permanent sign indicating the project was
funded through the arts and cultural heritage
fund. This appropriation is available until June
30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (f) Administrative Costs
new text end

new text begin Up to five percent of the totals in paragraphs
(b) to (e) each year is for administering grant
programs, delivering technical services,
providing fiscal oversight for the statewide
system, and ensuring accountability in fiscal
years 2024 and 2025.
new text end

new text begin (g) Regional Arts Councils
new text end

new text begin Thirty percent of the remaining total
appropriation to each of the categories listed
in paragraphs (b) to (d) is for grants to the
regional arts councils. Notwithstanding any
other provision of law, regional arts council
grants or other arts council grants for touring
programs, projects, or exhibits must ensure
the programs, projects, or exhibits are able to
tour in their own region as well as all other
regions of the state.
new text end

new text begin (h) Any unencumbered balance remaining
under this subdivision the first year does not
cancel but is available the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text beginMinnesota Historical Society
new text end

new text begin18,004,000
new text end
new text begin18,977,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The amounts in this subdivision are
appropriated to the governing board of the
Minnesota Historical Society to preserve and
enhance access to Minnesota's history and its
cultural and historical resources. Grant
agreements entered into by the Minnesota
Historical Society and other recipients of
appropriations in this subdivision must ensure
that these funds are used to supplement and
not substitute for traditional sources of
funding. Funds directly appropriated to the
Minnesota Historical Society must be used to
supplement and not substitute for traditional
sources of funding. The appropriations in this
subdivision are onetime, and any
unencumbered balance remaining under this
subdivision in the first year does not cancel
but is available for the second year.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, for historic preservation projects that
improve historic structures, the amounts are
available until June 30, 2027. The Minnesota
Historical Society or grant recipients of the
Minnesota Historical Society using arts and
cultural heritage funds under this subdivision
must give consideration to Conservation Corps
Minnesota and Northern Bedrock Historic
Preservation Corps, or an organization
carrying out similar work, for projects with
the potential to need historic preservation
services.
new text end

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

new text begin $6,451,000 the first year and $7,035,000 the
second year are for statewide historic and
cultural grants to local, county, regional, or
other historical or cultural organizations or for
activities to preserve significant historic and
cultural resources. Money must be distributed
through a competitive grant process. The
Minnesota Historical Society must administer
the money using established grant mechanisms
with assistance from the advisory committee
created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item
(ii).
new text end

new text begin (2) Statewide History Programs
new text end

new text begin $7,395,000 the first year and $8,125,000 the
second year are for historic and cultural
programs and purposes related to the heritage
of the state.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $50,000 the first year and
$50,000 the second year are for the production
and distribution of "Making Minnesota" on
Minnesota's natural resources, legacy, culture,
and history, to be made available free of cost.
new text end

new text begin (3) History Partnerships
new text end

new text begin $2,183,000 the first year and $3,067,000 the
second year are for history partnerships
involving multiple organizations, which may
include the Minnesota Historical Society, to
preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's
history and cultural heritage in all regions of
the state.
new text end

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

new text begin $375,000 the first year and $375,000 the
second year are for one or more contracts to
be competitively awarded to conduct statewide
surveys or investigations of Minnesota's sites
of historical, archeological, and cultural
significance. Results of the surveys or
investigations must be published in a
searchable form and available to the public
cost free. The Minnesota Historical Society,
the Office of the State Archeologist, the Indian
Affairs Council, and the State Historic
Preservation Office must each appoint a
representative to an oversight board to select
contractors and direct the conduct of the
surveys or investigations. The oversight board
must consult with the Departments of
Transportation and Natural Resources.
new text end

new text begin (5) Digital Library
new text end

new text begin $375,000 the first year and $375,000 the
second year are for a digital library project to
preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
images, documents, and historical materials.
The Minnesota Historical Society must
cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary loan
system and must jointly share this
appropriation for these purposes.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grants
new text end

new text begin (1) $100,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Litchfield Opera House to repair and update
the Litchfield Opera House;
new text end

new text begin (2) $275,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Dakota County Historical Society to upgrade
and improve the Lawshe Memorial Museum;
new text end

new text begin (3) $500,000 the first year is for a grant to
Olmsted County Historical Society to
rehabilitate the historic George Stoppel stone
house and barn and to construct an accessible
pathway to the farmstead;
new text end

new text begin (4) $100,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Minnesota Transportation Museum for
programming at the historical Jackson Street
Roundhouse in St. Paul to preserve and share
the history and culture of railroads in
Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (5) $250,000 the first year is for a grant to
Special Guerrilla Units Veterans and Families
of USA, Inc. to collect, document, archive,
preserve, and make available to the public
Hmong Special Guerrilla Units veterans'
histories and for programming and educational
efforts to teach the public about their history
serving as proxy soldiers for the United States
during the Secret War in Laos.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5.new text end

new text beginDepartment of Education
new text end

new text begin3,000,000
new text end
new text begin2,750,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,750,000 each year is appropriated to
the commissioner of education for grants to
the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to
provide educational opportunities in the arts,
history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of
Minnesota. When possible, funding under this
subdivision should be used to promote and
share the work of Minnesota authors,
including authors from diverse backgrounds.
This money must be allocated using the
formulas in Minnesota Statutes, section
134.355, subdivisions 3 to 5, with the
remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all
qualifying systems in an amount proportionate
to the number of qualifying system entities in
each system. For purposes of this subdivision,
"qualifying system entity" means a public
library, a regional library system, a regional
library system headquarters, a county, or an
outreach service program. This money may
be used to sponsor programs provided by
regional libraries or to provide grants to local
arts and cultural heritage programs for
programs in partnership with regional libraries.
This money must be distributed in ten equal
payments per year. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations encumbered on or before June
30, 2025, as grants or contracts in this
subdivision are available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 the first year is appropriated to
the commissioner of education for a water
safety grant program. The commissioner of
education must allocate grants to eligible
applicants. Eligible applicants include
nonprofit organizations and city and county
parks and recreation programs providing
swimming lessons to youth. Eligible applicants
are not required to partner with other entities.
Grant funds must primarily be used to provide
scholarships to low-income and at-risk
children for swimming lessons. Up to 15
percent of the grant funds may also be used
to hire water safety instructors or lifeguards
or train water safety instructors or lifeguards
in nationally recognized water safety practices
and instruction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6.new text end

new text beginDepartment of Administration
new text end

new text begin17,040,000
new text end
new text begin14,105,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The amounts in this subdivision are
appropriated to the commissioner of
administration for grants to the named
organizations for the purposes specified in this
subdivision. The commissioner of
administration may use a portion of this
appropriation for costs that are directly related
to and necessary for the administration of
grants in this subdivision.
new text end

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

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

new text begin $2,050,000 each year is for Minnesota Public
Radio to create programming and expand news
service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and
history.
new text end

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

new text begin $2,050,000 the first year and $2,050,000 the
second year are to the Association of
Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations
for production and acquisition grants in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
129D.19.
new text end

new text begin (e) Public Television
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 the first year and $4,500,000 the
second year are to the Minnesota Public
Television Association for production and
acquisition grants according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 129D.18. Of the amount in
the first year, $1,000,000 is for producing
Minnesota military and veterans' history
stories and unique immigrant stories from
around the state.
new text end

new text begin (f) Wilderness Inquiry
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are to Wilderness Inquiry to
preserve Minnesota's outdoor history, culture,
and heritage by connecting Minnesota youth
and families to natural resources.
new text end

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

new text begin $1,725,000 each year is to the Como Park Zoo
and Conservatory for program development
that features educational programs and habitat
enhancement, special exhibits, music
appreciation programs, and historical garden
access and preservation.
new text end

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

new text begin $825,000 each year is to the Science Museum
of Minnesota for arts, arts education, and arts
access and to preserve Minnesota's history and
cultural heritage, including student and teacher
outreach, statewide educational initiatives, and
community-based exhibits that preserve
Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
new text end

new text begin (i) Appetite for Change
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year is to the nonprofit
Appetite for Change for the Community Cooks
programming, which will preserve the cultural
heritage of growing and cooking food in
Minnesota.
new text end

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

new text begin $150,000 each year is to the Lake Superior
Zoo to develop educational exhibits and
programs.
new text end

new text begin (k) Great Lakes Aquarium
new text end

new text begin $250,000 each year is to the Lake Superior
Center Authority to prepare, fabricate, and
install a hands-on exhibit with interactive
learning components to educate Minnesotans
on the history of the natural landscape of the
state.
new text end

new text begin (l) State Band
new text end

new text begin $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second
year are to the Minnesota state band to provide
free concerts throughout the state.
new text end

new text begin (m) Veterans Memorial Park in Wyoming
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year is for a grant to the city
of Wyoming to build the Veterans Memorial
Plaza and related interpretive walk in Railroad
Park.
new text end

new text begin (n) Great Northern Festival
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second
year are for a grant to support the Great
Northern Festival, which connects attendees
to parks, outdoor spaces, and cultural venues
through a festival.
new text end

new text begin (o) Governor's Council on Developmental
Disabilities
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is to the Minnesota
Governor's Council on Developmental
Disabilities to continue to preserve and raise
awareness of the history of Minnesotans with
developmental disabilities.
new text end

new text begin (p) Minnesota Council on Disability
new text end

new text begin $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are to the Minnesota Council on
Disability to provide educational opportunities
in the arts, history, and cultural heritage of
Minnesotans with disabilities in conjunction
with the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota
Council on Disability. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin (q) Keller Regional Park
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year is for a grant to Ramsey
County to preserve Minnesota's cultural
heritage by enhancing the tuj lub courts at
Keller Regional Park.
new text end

new text begin (r) Vietnam War Anniversary
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year is for a grant to the
commissioner of veterans affairs to prepare
and host a commemoration program for the
50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
new text end

new text begin (s) St. Paul Cultural Art Installation
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year is for a grant to the city
of St. Paul for an art installation celebrating
Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee.
new text end

new text begin (t) One Heartland Center
new text end

new text begin $50,000 each year is for a grant to One
Heartland Center for programming and
outdoor activities for families and youth in
Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (u) Forest Lake Veterans Memorial
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Forest Lake Veterans Memorial Committee
to construct a memorial to veterans of the
United States armed forces at Lakeside
Memorial Park in the city of Forest Lake. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin (v) Hmong Plaza
new text end

new text begin $450,000 the first year is for a grant to the city
of St. Paul to construct the Hmong Plaza at
Phalen Lake.
new text end

new text begin (w) Camille Gage Artist Fellowship
new text end

new text begin $55,000 the first year and $55,000 the second
year are for a grant to YWCA Minneapolis to
fund an annual fellowship to be known as the
Camille J. Gage Artist Fellowship. Of this
amount, up to $5,000 each year may be used
for administrative expenses. YWCA
Minneapolis must select a person for the
Camille J. Gage Artist Fellowship after an
application process that allows both
applications by interested persons and
nominations of persons by third parties. By
October 1, 2026, YWCA Minneapolis must
report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over legacy on the
use of money appropriated under this
paragraph and on the activities of the person
selected for the Camille J. Gage Artist
Fellowship under this paragraph. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (x) Minnesota African American Heritage
Museum and Gallery
new text end

new text begin $235,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for arts and cultural heritage
programming celebrating African American
and Black communities in Minnesota. Of the
amount in the first year, $110,000 is for C.
Caldwell Fine Arts for an outdoor mural
project in North Minneapolis to work with
young people to develop skills while using art
as the impetus.
new text end

new text begin (y) Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota
new text end

new text begin $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second
year are for a grant to the Tibetan American
Foundation of Minnesota to celebrate and
teach the art, culture, and heritage of Tibetan
Americans in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (z) Hong De Wu Guan
new text end

new text begin $25,000 the first year is for a grant to Hong
De Wu Guan to create cultural arts projects
like Lion Dance for after-school programs for
youth.
new text end

new text begin (aa) Sepak Takraw of USA
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Sepak Takraw of USA to work with youth and
after-school programs in the community to
teach the cultural games of tuj lub and sepak
takraw. This appropriation may not be used
to hold events.
new text end

new text begin (bb) 30,000 Feet
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second
year are for a grant to 30,000 Feet, a nonprofit
organization, to help youth and community
artists further develop their artistic skills, to
create community art and artistic
performances, and to promote and share
African American history and culture through
the arts.
new text end

new text begin (cc) Siengkane Lao Minnesota
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second
year are for a grant to Siengkane Lao MN to
create cultural arts projects and to preserve
traditional performances.
new text end

new text begin (dd) Hmong Cultural Center
new text end

new text begin $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Hmong
Cultural Center of Minnesota for
museum-related programming and educational
outreach activities to teach the public about
the historical, cultural, and folk arts heritage
of Hmong Minnesotans.
new text end

new text begin (ee) Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for a grant to Comunidades
Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) to
expand arts programming to celebrate Latino
cultural heritage; support local artists; and
provide professional development, networking,
and presentation opportunities.
new text end

new text begin (ff) Hmong RPA Writing System
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for grants to recipients who
have demonstrated knowledge and interest in
preserving Hmong culture to preserve Hmong
Minnesotans' heritage, history, language, and
culture. Grants must be used in conjunction
with Minnesota universities to improve and
develop a unified and standardized Latin
alphabet form of the Hmong RPA writing
system. No portion of this appropriation may
be used to encourage religious membership
or to conduct personal ceremonies or events.
new text end

new text begin (gg) Somali Museum of Minnesota
new text end

new text begin $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Somali
Museum of Minnesota for heritage arts and
cultural vitality programs to provide classes,
exhibits, presentations, and outreach about the
Somali community and heritage in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (hh) Minnesota Museum of American Art
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Minnesota
Museum of American Art for exhibit
programming and for a Native American
Fellowship at the museum.
new text end

new text begin (ii) Fanka Programs
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for a grant to Ka Joog
statewide Somali-based collaborative
programs for arts and cultural heritage. The
funding must be used for Fanka programs to
provide arts education and workshops, mentor
programs, and community presentations and
community engagement events throughout
Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (jj) The Bakken Museum
new text end

new text begin $150,000 the first year is for a grant to The
Bakken Museum for interactive exhibits and
outreach programs on arts and cultural
heritage.
new text end

new text begin (kk) 4-H Shooting Sports
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is to the University of
Minnesota Extension Office to provide grants
to Minnesota 4-H chapters that have members
participating in state and national
4-H-sanctioned shooting sports events.
Eligible costs for grant money include
shooting sports equipment and supplies and
event fees associated with participating in state
shooting sports events.
new text end

new text begin (ll) Public Art Saint Paul
new text end

new text begin $75,000 each year is for a grant to Public Art
Saint Paul for art programming at the Wakpa
Triennial Art Festival to showcase new art
across the Twin Cities by Minnesota artists in
outdoor and indoor settings and to encourage
visitors to experience the arts and culture
produced by local arts and culture
organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7.new text end

new text beginMinnesota Zoo
new text end

new text begin2,000,000
new text end
new text begin2,000,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts in this subdivision are
appropriated to the Minnesota Zoological
Board for programs at and development of the
Minnesota Zoological Garden and to provide
access and education related to programs on
the cultural heritage of Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8.new text end

new text beginMinnesota Humanities Center
new text end

new text begin12,855,000
new text end
new text begin3,600,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The amounts in this subdivision are
appropriated to the Board of Directors of the
Minnesota Humanities Center for the purposes
specified in this subdivision. The Minnesota
Humanities Center may use up to 5.5 percent
of the appropriations for the administration of
these funds and to cover the cost of
administering, planning, evaluating, and
reporting these grants. The Minnesota
Humanities Center must develop a written
plan to issue the grants under this subdivision
and must submit the plan for review and
approval by the commissioner of
administration. The written plan must require
the Minnesota Humanities Center to create
and adhere to grant policies that are similar to
those established according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.97, subdivision 4,
paragraph (a), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin No grants awarded under this subdivision may
be used for travel outside the state of
Minnesota. The grant agreement must specify
the repercussions for failing to comply with
the grant agreement.
new text end

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

new text begin $2,000,000 each year is for statewide
humanities programs and to support and
expand outreach, partnerships, and humanities
programming with organizations and
individuals throughout the state, including but
not limited to programming related to veterans
and the military experience, professional
development opportunities for educators, and
programming celebrating, representing, and
reflecting upon the heritage of diverse
Minnesota communities that have been
historically underserved.
new text end

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

new text begin $1,600,000 the first year and $1,600,000 the
second year are for arts and cultural heritage
grants to children's museums for arts and
cultural exhibits and related educational
outreach programs. Of this amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $500,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Children's Museum, St. Paul; and
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,100,000 each year is for grants to
children's museums to be distributed through
a competitive grant process for children's
museums. Priority must be given to youth
education, new exhibits development, outreach
to underserved and diverse communities, and
programming that celebrates cultural diversity.
The Minnesota Humanities Center must
administer these funds using established grant
mechanisms.
new text end

new text begin (d) Community Identity and Heritage Grant
Program; Administration and Capacity-Building
Grants
new text end

new text begin (1) $75,000 the first year is for outreach and
education on the humanities center grant
program with a focus on reaching diverse
community organizations and providing
assistance with grant opportunities,
qualifications, and reporting requirements, and
specifically providing technical assistance and
a nontraditional application process to improve
access to grant funding for diverse
communities.
new text end

new text begin (2) $8,850,000 the first year is for a
competitive grant program to provide grants
to organizations or individuals working to
create, celebrate, and teach the art, culture,
and heritage of diverse Minnesota
communities, including but not limited to
Asian and Pacific Island communities, the
Somali diaspora and other African immigrant
communities, Indigenous communities with
a focus on the 11 Tribes in Minnesota, the
African American community, the Latinx
community, the LGBTQIA+ community, and
other underrepresented cultural groups,
including communities of Black, Indigenous,
and people of color, to celebrate the cultural
diversity of Minnesota. At least $2,000,000
of the grant funding in this clause must be for
grants greater than $150,000. An individual
or organization that receives a grant under this
clause must do at least one of the following:
new text end

new text begin (i) preserve and honor the cultural heritage of
Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (ii) provide education and student outreach on
cultural diversity;
new text end

new text begin (iii) support the development of culturally
diverse humanities programming, including
arts programming, by individuals and
organizations; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) empower communities in building identity
and culture, including preserving and honoring
communities whose Indigenous cultures are
endangered or disappearing.
new text end

new text begin (3) Of the amount in clause (2), $750,000 the
first year is for capacity-building grants to
organizations working with and promoting the
culture of underserved communities to assist
with:
new text end

new text begin (i) training and assisting staff on grant writing
and grant reporting;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the costs of consultation and training from
experts in nonprofit management; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) capacity-building and fundraising
capabilities for smaller organizations.
new text end

new text begin (4) Of the amount in clause (2), $100,000 the
first year is available for emergency grants to
respond to urgent community needs to
organizations otherwise qualified to receive
grants under clause (2). Grants under this
clause should be designed to be awarded on a
rolling basis based on emerging needs to assist
communities responding to major events and
to facilitate the process of grieving, encourage
healing, create memorials, or assist in recovery
of the community. This amount is available
through the second year and any amount not
expended by October 15 of the second year
may be used for general programming costs
or grants under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (e) Civics Grants Program
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year is for grants to support
programs and organizations providing civics
education for youth on law, democracy,
government, and debate and to conduct civics
education programs.
new text end

new text begin (f) Fiscal Accountability Study
new text end

new text begin $30,000 the first year is for a study on fiscal
sponsorship and fiscal oversight to study and
report on best practices in grant making to
nonprofit organizations. This funding is
available in the second year, and the study
may be conducted by an entity hired by the
Board of Directors of the Minnesota
Humanities Center.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9.new text end

new text beginIndian Affairs Council
new text end

new text begin2,300,000
new text end
new text begin2,300,000
new text end

new text begin $850,000 each year is to provide grants to
Minnesota Tribal Nations to preserve Dakota
and Ojibwe Indian language and to foster
education programs and services for Dakota
and Ojibwe language.
new text end

new text begin $650,000 each year is for grants to Dakota and
Ojibwe language-immersion educational
institutions.
new text end

new text begin $600,000 each year is to provide grants to
preserve the Dakota and Ojibwe Indian
language through support of projects and
services and to support educational programs
and immersion efforts in Dakota and Ojibwe
language.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 each year is for a Dakota and Ojibwe
Indian language working group coordinated
by the Indian Affairs Council.
new text end

new text begin $150,000 each year is for the Indian Affairs
Council to carry out responsibilities under
Minnesota Statutes, section 307.08, to comply
with Public Law 101-601, the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation
Act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10.new text end

new text beginDepartment of Agriculture
new text end

new text begin400,000
new text end
new text begin400,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts in this subdivision are
appropriated to the commissioner of
agriculture for grants to county agricultural
societies to enhance arts access and education
and to preserve and promote Minnesota's
history and cultural heritage as embodied in
its county fairs. The grants may be distributed
in equal amounts to each of the county fairs
that submitted an application. The grants are
in addition to the aid distribution to county
agricultural societies under Minnesota
Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner of
agriculture must develop grant-making criteria
and guidance for expending money under this
subdivision to provide funding for projects
and events that provide access to the arts or
the state's agricultural, historical, and cultural
heritage. The commissioner must seek input
from all interested parties. Money not used in
the first year may be used in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11.new text end

new text beginLegislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin4,000
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end

new text begin The amount in this subdivision is appropriated
to the Legislative Coordinating Commission
to maintain the website required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12.new text end

new text beginLegacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Access Days
new text end

new text begin A portion of all funding from the arts and
cultural heritage fund appropriations in this
section must be used by grantees to improve
access to programs, exhibits, and events that
traditionally have a fee for entry. Grantees are
encouraged to provide access to all community
members using free programming days and to
distribute free or reduced-cost tickets to
improve access to all households throughout
the state to increase participation in arts,
history, and cultural programs that may be
inaccessible due to cost. Grantees may partner
with nonprofits that provide low- or no-cost
access to arts and cultural heritage events and
provide open access to free or reduced-cost
programming to all economically
disadvantaged households. All grantees should
work to promote and advertise the ability to
attend programs, exhibits, and events through
free-access days for all Minnesotans and free
or reduced-cost ticketing programs and
provide instructions on how these programs
work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13.new text end

new text beginMinnesota Historical Society Fiscal
Year 2023 Appropriations
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,226,000 in fiscal year 2023 is for
statewide historic and cultural grants to local,
county, regional, or other historical or cultural
organizations or for activities to preserve
significant historic and cultural resources.
Money must be distributed through a
competitive grant process. The Minnesota
Historical Society must administer the money
using established grant mechanisms with
assistance from the advisory committee
created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item
(ii). This is a onetime appropriation and any
unencumbered balance remaining in fiscal
year 2023 does not cancel but is available until
June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (b) $358,000 in fiscal year 2023 is for history
partnerships involving multiple organizations,
which may include the Minnesota Historical
Society, to preserve and enhance access to
Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in
all regions of the state. This is a onetime
appropriation and any unencumbered balance
remaining in fiscal year 2023 does not cancel
but is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (c) $510,000 in fiscal year 2023 is for one or
more contracts to be competitively awarded
to conduct statewide surveys or investigations
of Minnesota's sites of historical,
archaeological, and cultural significance. This
is a onetime appropriation and any
unencumbered balance remaining in fiscal
year 2023 does not cancel but is available until
June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text beginSubdivision 13 is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 129D.17, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6.new text end

new text beginReport.new text end

new text beginEach fiscal agent who receives funding from the arts and cultural
heritage fund in a biennial budget must submit a report by February 15 the next
odd-numbered year to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over the legacy arts and cultural heritage fund. Each report must cover the
two years prior to the report and include:
new text end

new text begin (1) an accounting of funding that has been distributed;
new text end

new text begin (2) an accounting of funding not yet expended;
new text end

new text begin (3) summary information on programs supported by the funding;
new text end

new text begin (4) an assessment of whether the funding celebrates cultural diversity or reaches diverse
communities in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (5) summary information on competitive grant programs, when offered; and
new text end

new text begin (6) grant information for grants provided to individuals, entities, or organizations,
including whether the programs or projects awarded funding have been completed.
new text end"

Delete the title and insert:

"A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money from outdoor heritage, clean
water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage funds; modifying prior
appropriations; modifying provisions related to outdoor heritage fund and parks
and trails fund; modifying Clean Water Legacy Act; requiring reports; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 85.53, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision;
85.536, subdivisions 1, 2; 97A.056, subdivisions 2, 11, 22; 114D.20, subdivision
2; 114D.30, subdivisions 4, 6, 7; 114D.50, subdivision 4; 129D.17, by adding a
subdivision; Laws 2020, chapter 104, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, as
amended."

We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.
House Conferees:
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.
Leon Lillie
Samakab Hussein
.
.
Kaohly Vang Her
Ethan Cha
.
Jeff Backer
Senate Conferees:
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Foung Hawj
Kelly Morrison
.
.
Zaynab Mohamed
Susan Pha
.
Karin Housley