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HF 2140

as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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Introduction Posted on 04/14/1997

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act
  1.2             relating to public administration; authorizing and 
  1.3             clarifying spending to acquire and better public land 
  1.4             and buildings and other public improvements of a 
  1.5             capital nature with certain conditions; authorizing 
  1.6             land transfers, sales, and conveyances; increasing the 
  1.7             revenue bonding authority of the public facilities 
  1.8             authority; authorizing the public facilities authority 
  1.9             to pay certain costs, set and collect fees, and enter 
  1.10            into interagency agreements; reducing certain bond 
  1.11            sale authorizations; appropriating money; amending 
  1.12            Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 16A.642, subdivision 
  1.13            1, and by adding a subdivision; 243.51, subdivisions 1 
  1.14            and 3; 268.917; 446A.04, subdivision 5; 446A.081, 
  1.15            subdivisions 1, 4, and 9; 446A.12, subdivision 1; and 
  1.16            475A.06, subdivision 7; Laws 1994, chapter 643, 
  1.17            section 10, subdivision 10, as amended: Laws 1996, 
  1.18            chapter 463, sections 4, subdivision 2, as amended; 
  1.19            and 24, subdivision 8. 
  1.21                             ARTICLE 1
  1.22                        ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  1.23     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 268.917, is 
  1.24  amended to read: 
  1.26  FACILITIES.] 
  1.27     The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and 
  1.28  political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 
  1.29  for Head Start, early childhood and family education 
  1.30  facilities programs, other early childhood intervention 
  1.31  programs, or demonstration family service centers housing 
  1.32  multiagency collaboratives, with priority to centers in counties 
  2.1   or municipalities with the highest number of children living in 
  2.2   poverty.  The commissioner may also make grants to state 
  2.3   agencies and political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate 
  2.4   facilities for crisis nurseries or child visitation centers.  
  2.5   The facilities must be owned by the state or a political 
  2.6   subdivision, but may be leased under section 16A.695 to 
  2.7   organizations that operate the programs.  The commissioner shall 
  2.8   prescribe the terms and conditions of the leases.  A grant for 
  2.9   an individual facility must not exceed $200,000 for each program 
  2.10  that is housed in the facility, up to a maximum of $500,000 for 
  2.11  a facility that houses three programs or more.  The commissioner 
  2.12  shall give priority to grants that involve collaboration among 
  2.13  sponsors of programs under this section.  At least 25 percent of 
  2.14  the amounts appropriated for these grants must be used in 
  2.15  conjunction with the youth employment and training programs 
  2.16  operated by the commissioner.  Eligible programs must consult 
  2.17  with appropriate labor organizations to deliver education and 
  2.18  training. 
  2.19     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.04, 
  2.20  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
  2.21     Subd. 5.  [FEES.] (a) The authority may set and collect 
  2.22  fees for costs incurred by the authority for audits, arbitrage 
  2.23  accounting, and payment of fees charged by the state board of 
  2.24  investment.  The authority may also set and collect fees for 
  2.25  costs incurred by the commissioner, the department of health, 
  2.26  and the pollution control agency, including costs for personnel 
  2.27  and administrative services, for its financings and the 
  2.28  establishment and maintenance of reserve funds.  Fees charged 
  2.29  directly to borrowers upon executing a loan agreement must not 
  2.30  exceed one-half of one percent of the loan amount.  Servicing 
  2.31  fees assessed to loan repayments must not exceed two percent of 
  2.32  the loan repayment.  The disposition of fees collected for costs 
  2.33  incurred by the authority is governed by section 446A.11, 
  2.34  subdivision 13.  The authority shall enter into interagency 
  2.35  agreements to transfer funds into appropriate administrative 
  2.36  accounts established for fees collected under this subdivision 
  3.1   for costs incurred by the commissioner, the department of 
  3.2   health, or the pollution control agency must be credited to the 
  3.3   general fund. 
  3.4      (b) The authority shall annually report to the chairs of 
  3.5   the finance and appropriations committees of the legislature on: 
  3.6      (1) the amount of fees collected under this subdivision for 
  3.7   costs incurred by the authority; 
  3.8      (2) the purposes for which the fee proceeds have been 
  3.9   spent; and 
  3.10     (3) the amount of any remaining balance of fee proceeds. 
  3.11     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.081, 
  3.12  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  3.13     Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For the purposes of this 
  3.14  section, the terms in this subdivision have the meanings given 
  3.15  them.  
  3.16     (b) "Act" means the federal Safe Drinking Water 
  3.17  Infrastructure Financing Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 
  3.18  Number 104-182. 
  3.19     (c) "Department" means the department of health.  
  3.20     Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.081, 
  3.21  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
  3.22     Subd. 4.  [CAPITALIZATION GRANT AGREEMENT.] The authority 
  3.23  shall enter into an agreement with the administrator of the 
  3.24  United States Environmental Protection Agency to receive 
  3.25  capitalization grants for the fund.  The authority and the 
  3.26  department shall enter into an operating agreement with the 
  3.27  administrator of the United States Environmental Protection 
  3.28  Agency to satisfy the criteria in the act to operate the fund.  
  3.29  The authority and the department may exercise the powers 
  3.30  necessary to comply with the requirements specified in 
  3.31  the agreement agreements and to ensure that loan recipients 
  3.32  comply with all applicable federal and state requirements.  
  3.33     Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.081, 
  3.34  subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
  3.35     Subd. 9.  [OTHER USES OF FUND.] The drinking water 
  3.36  revolving loan fund may be used as provided in the act, 
  4.1   including the following uses: 
  4.2      (1) to buy or refinance the debt obligations, at or below 
  4.3   market rates, of public water systems for drinking water 
  4.4   systems, where such debt was incurred after the date of 
  4.5   enactment of the act, for the purposes of construction of the 
  4.6   necessary improvements to comply with the national primary 
  4.7   drinking water regulations under the federal Safe Drinking Water 
  4.8   Act; 
  4.9      (2) to purchase or guarantee insurance for local 
  4.10  obligations to improve credit market access or reduce interest 
  4.11  rates; 
  4.12     (3) to provide a source of revenue or security for the 
  4.13  payment of principal and interest on revenue or general 
  4.14  obligation bonds issued by the authority if the bond proceeds 
  4.15  are deposited in the fund; 
  4.16     (4) to provide loans or loan guarantees for similar 
  4.17  revolving funds established by a governmental unit or state 
  4.18  agency; 
  4.19     (5) to earn interest on fund accounts; and 
  4.20     (6) to pay the reasonable costs incurred by the authority, 
  4.21  the department of trade and economic development, and the 
  4.22  department for conducting activities as authorized and required 
  4.23  under the act up to the limits authorized under the act; and 
  4.24     (7) to develop and administer programs for water system 
  4.25  supervision, source water protection, and related programs 
  4.26  required under the act. 
  4.27     Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.12, 
  4.28  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  4.29     Subdivision 1.  [BONDING AUTHORITY.] The authority may 
  4.30  issue negotiable bonds in a principal amount that the authority 
  4.31  determines necessary to provide sufficient funds for achieving 
  4.32  its purposes, including the making of loans and purchase of 
  4.33  securities, the payment of interest on bonds of the authority, 
  4.34  the establishment of reserves to secure its bonds, the payment 
  4.35  of fees to a third party providing credit enhancement, and the 
  4.36  payment of all other expenditures of the authority incident to 
  5.1   and necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate purposes 
  5.2   and powers, but not including the making of grants.  Bonds of 
  5.3   the authority may be issued as bonds or notes or in any other 
  5.4   form authorized by law.  The principal amount of bonds issued 
  5.5   and outstanding under this section at any time may not exceed 
  5.6   $450,000,000 $850,000,000, excluding bonds for which refunding 
  5.7   bonds or crossover refunding bonds have been issued. 
  5.9      $4,400,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the 
  5.10  public facilities authority for the drinking water revolving 
  5.11  fund. 
  5.12     Sec. 8.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
  5.13     Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
  5.14                             ARTICLE 2
  5.15                     HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  5.16     Section 1.  [VETERANS HOMES IMPROVEMENTS.] 
  5.17     The veterans homes board of directors may make and maintain 
  5.18  the following improvements to the indicated veterans homes using 
  5.19  money donated for those purposes: 
  5.20     (1) at the Hastings veterans home, an outdoor bus shelter 
  5.21  and smoking area for residents and a pole barn for storage of 
  5.22  residents' property; 
  5.23     (2) at the Luverne veterans home, a garage, picnic shelter, 
  5.24  and three-season porch; and 
  5.25     (3) at the Silver Bay veterans home, a garage, maintenance, 
  5.26  and storage building, a three-season porch at the east entrance, 
  5.27  and landscaping as follows: 
  5.28     (i) walking and wheelchair trails; 
  5.29     (ii) stationary benches along trails; 
  5.30     (iii) flag pole relocation; 
  5.31     (iv) a gazebo in the dementia wander area; and 
  5.32     (v) two patio areas. 
  5.33     Sec. 2.  [FISCAL ACCOUNTING.] 
  5.34     Money donated for purposes listed in section 1 must be 
  5.35  accounted for in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 
  5.36  198.161.  
  6.1      Sec. 3.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
  6.2      $1,270,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the 
  6.3   commissioner of administration for repair and replacement of 
  6.4   sanitary sewers, fire protection water mains, roof drains, and 
  6.5   deep sandstone tunnels at the Minnesota veterans home, 
  6.6   Minneapolis campus.  
  6.7                              ARTICLE 3
  6.8                              EDUCATION
  6.11     Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY.] The board of trustees may 
  6.12  purchase, sell, transfer, lease, and convey land and 
  6.13  improvements described in this section, and may retain all 
  6.14  proceeds from the sale or lease of real estate under Minnesota 
  6.15  Statutes, section 136F.71.  The provisions of Minnesota 
  6.16  Statutes, sections 94.09 to 94.16 and 103F.535, do not apply to 
  6.17  real estate transactions authorized by this section. 
  6.18     Subd. 2.  [ST. CLOUD.] The board of trustees may purchase 
  6.19  fee title from the Central Minnesota Council of Boy Scouts, 
  6.20  Inc., of approximately 1.4 acres of land that includes an office 
  6.21  building and that is contiguous to St. Cloud Technical College 
  6.22  for college operations. 
  6.23     Subd. 3.  [INVER HILLS; NORMANDALE LAND TRANSFERS.] (a) The 
  6.24  board of trustees may transfer fee title to approximately eight 
  6.25  acres of state-owned real estate operated by Inver Hills 
  6.26  Community College to the city of Inver Grove Heights.  The 
  6.27  purpose of the transfer is to provide land for the construction 
  6.28  of a community library at no cost to the state, the board, or 
  6.29  Inver Hills Community College.  In the event that the property 
  6.30  is no longer used for public purposes, title to the land shall 
  6.31  revert to the state.  The transfer is contingent on the board of 
  6.32  trustees acquiring fee title to approximately eight acres of 
  6.33  real estate owned by the city of Inver Grove Heights, adjacent 
  6.34  to Inver Hills Community College, for college operations. 
  6.35     (b) The board of trustees may transfer fee title to 
  6.36  approximately 12 acres of state-owned real estate that comprises 
  7.1   Normandale Community College's athletic fields to the city of 
  7.2   Bloomington.  In the event that the property is no longer used 
  7.3   for public purposes, title to the land shall revert to the 
  7.4   state.  The transfer is contingent on the board acquiring fee 
  7.5   title to approximately 12 acres of real estate owned by the city 
  7.6   of Bloomington, which is in the vicinity of Normandale Community 
  7.7   College, for college operations.  The transfer must include 
  7.8   provisions to allow the college continued use of the fields. 
  7.10  The board of trustees may sell the state's interest in an 
  7.11  aviation hangar and related land operated by the Winona campus 
  7.12  of Winona-Red Wing Technical College for no less than the 
  7.13  assessed value of the property.  The sale may be by public 
  7.14  auction, sealed bid, listing with a real estate broker licensed 
  7.15  under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 82, or other means selected by 
  7.16  the board of trustees. 
  7.17     (b) The board of trustees may sell a former armory building 
  7.18  operated by the Jackson campus of Minnesota West Community and 
  7.19  Technical College for no less than the assessed value of the 
  7.20  property.  The sale may be by public auction, sealed bid, 
  7.21  listing with a real estate broker licensed under Minnesota 
  7.22  Statutes, chapter 82, or other means selected by the board of 
  7.23  trustees. 
  7.24     (c) The board of trustees may sell for $1 approximately 
  7.25  four acres of state-owned real estate operated by Century 
  7.26  Community and Technical College to the city of Mahtomedi for 
  7.27  construction of an ice arena.  In the event that the property is 
  7.28  no longer used for city recreational purposes, title to the land 
  7.29  shall revert to the state.  
  7.30     Subd. 5.  [MINNEAPOLIS TRANSFER.] Notwithstanding the 
  7.31  provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 94, or any other state 
  7.32  law, if the board of trustees of the Minnesota state college and 
  7.33  universities system or the school board of special school 
  7.34  district No. 1, Minneapolis, ceases to use its portion of the 
  7.35  real property along Second Avenue North adjacent to Bassett's 
  7.36  creek in Minneapolis known as the transportation center for a 
  8.1   purpose related to normal, authorized board functions or 
  8.2   activities, or if the board of trustees or the school board 
  8.3   wishes to permanently abandon, sell, or lease or otherwise 
  8.4   transfer the control of a material part of its portion of the 
  8.5   real property, the board of trustees must offer to convey its 
  8.6   portion of the property to the school board for $1 or the school 
  8.7   board must offer to convey its portion of the property to the 
  8.8   board of trustees for $1.  The board of trustees and the school 
  8.9   board are each authorized to convey their portion of the 
  8.10  property upon timely acceptance of such offer.  An offer 
  8.11  extended shall become void if not accepted in writing within 60 
  8.12  days of issuance. 
  8.13     Subd. 6.  [MANKATO STATE.] The board of trustees of the 
  8.14  Minnesota state colleges and universities may accept money from 
  8.15  the Mankato State University Foundation to construct a black box 
  8.16  theater on the Mankato State University campus.  The board shall 
  8.17  supervise the construction as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
  8.18  section 136F.64. 
  8.19     Subd. 7.  [ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY.] The board of 
  8.20  trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities may 
  8.21  build a bus stop structure with some retail services on the 
  8.22  campus of St. Cloud State University.  It is intended that no 
  8.23  appropriation for this specific purpose is needed or obligated 
  8.24  by this authorization.  An operating agreement may be executed 
  8.25  for a period of five to 25 years subject to the requirements of 
  8.26  Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.24, subdivision 5. 
  8.27     Sec. 2.  [ICE SHEET.] 
  8.28     $3,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the 
  8.29  board of regents of the University of Minnesota to predesign, 
  8.30  design, construct, and equip a new facility at the Minneapolis 
  8.31  campus to include an ice sheet for use of the women's athletic 
  8.32  program.  The board of regents must return $1,000,000 of this 
  8.33  appropriation to the general fund, payable in two installments 
  8.34  of $500,000 on June 30, 1998, and June 30, 1999. 
  8.35     Sec. 3.  Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 4, subdivision 2, 
  8.36  as amended by Laws 1997, chapter 3, section 1, is amended to 
  9.1   read: 
  9.2   Subd. 2.  Youth Initiative Grants                    16,000,000 
  9.3   For grants to local government units to 
  9.4   design, furnish, equip, acquire, 
  9.5   demolish, repair, replace, or construct 
  9.6   parks and, recreation buildings and 
  9.7   school buildings to provide youth, with 
  9.8   preference for youth in grades four 
  9.9   through eight, with regular enrichment 
  9.10  activities during nonschool hours, 
  9.11  including after school, evenings, 
  9.12  weekends, and school vacation periods, 
  9.13  and that will provide equal access and 
  9.14  programming for girls.  The buildings 
  9.15  may be leased to nonprofit community 
  9.16  organizations, subject to Minnesota 
  9.17  Statutes, section 16A.695, for the same 
  9.18  purposes.  Enrichment programs include 
  9.19  academic enrichment, homework 
  9.20  assistance, computer and technology 
  9.21  use, arts and cultural activities, 
  9.22  clubs, school-to-work and work force 
  9.23  development, athletic, and recreational 
  9.24  activities.  Grants must be used to 
  9.25  expand the number of children 
  9.26  participating in enrichment programs or 
  9.27  improve the quality or range of program 
  9.28  offerings.  The facilities must be 
  9.29  fully available for programming 
  9.30  sponsored by youth-serving nonprofit 
  9.31  and community groups, or school, 
  9.32  county, or city programs, for maximum 
  9.33  hours after school, evenings, weekends, 
  9.34  summers, and other school vacation 
  9.35  periods.  Priority must be given to 
  9.36  proposals that demonstrate 
  9.37  collaboration among private, nonprofit, 
  9.38  and public agencies, including regional 
  9.39  entities dealing with at-risk youth, 
  9.40  and community and parent organizations 
  9.41  in arranging for programming, staffing, 
  9.42  transportation, and equipment.  All 
  9.43  proposals must include an inventory of 
  9.44  existing facilities and an assessment 
  9.45  of programming needs in the community. 
  9.46  (a) Enrichment grants within the
  9.47  city of Minneapolis                                   5,000,000
  9.48  Of this amount, at least $2,500,000 
  9.49  must be used in the neighborhoods of 
  9.50  the Near North, Hawthorne, Sumner- 
  9.51  Glenwood-Harrison, Powderhorn, Central, 
  9.52  Whittier, and Phillips. 
  9.53  (b) Enrichment grants within the 
  9.54  city of St. Paul                                      5,000,000
  9.55  Of this amount, at least $2,500,000 
  9.56  must be used in the neighborhoods of 
  9.57  Summit-University, Thomas-Dale, North 
  9.58  End, Payne-Phalen, Daytons Bluff, and 
  9.59  the West Side. 
  9.60  The remaining $2,500,000 is available 
  9.61  citywide, with priority for some of the 
  9.62  remaining amount given to proposals by 
  9.63  public/private partnerships currently 
  9.64  offering after-school enrichment 
 10.1   programs in low-income areas in 
 10.2   conjunction with a neighborhood-based 
 10.3   organization. Up to $100,000 of the 
 10.4   remaining $2,500,000 may be used to 
 10.5   develop urban sports facilities for 
 10.6   at-risk inner city youth, including 
 10.7   those older than eighth grade. 
 10.8   (c) Enrichment grants outside 
 10.9   of the cities of Minneapolis 
 10.10  and St. Paul                                         6,000,000
 10.11  Priority must be given to school 
 10.12  attendance areas with high 
 10.13  concentrations of children eligible for 
 10.14  free or reduced school lunch and to 
 10.15  government units demonstrating a 
 10.16  commitment to collaborative youth 
 10.17  efforts. 
 10.18  $500,000 is to the city of Bloomington 
 10.19  for after school enrichment activities 
 10.20  in the northeast Bloomington study area.
 10.21  The commissioner of children, families, 
 10.22  and learning must make a grant of at 
 10.23  least $1,000,000 to a school district 
 10.24  that is a part of a collaborative 
 10.25  effort that has at least two other 
 10.26  school districts, is multicultural and 
 10.27  multijurisdictional, and has previously 
 10.28  received a facility planning grant for 
 10.29  collaborative purposes. 
 10.30  (d) Each grant must be matched by $1 
 10.31  from local sources for each $2 of state 
 10.32  money.  In-kind contributions of 
 10.33  facilities may be used for the local 
 10.34  match.  The value of in-kind 
 10.35  contributions must be determined by the 
 10.36  commissioner of finance.  
 10.37  (e) Preference must be given to 
 10.38  projects for which at least ten percent 
 10.39  of the youth initiative grant is 
 10.40  expended using youthbuild under 
 10.41  Minnesota Statutes, sections 268.361 to 
 10.42  268.367, or other youth employment and 
 10.43  training programs, for the labor 
 10.44  portion of the construction.  Eligible 
 10.45  programs must consult with appropriate 
 10.46  labor organizations to deliver 
 10.47  education and training. 
 10.48                             ARTICLE 4
 10.49                          STATE GOVERNMENT
 10.50     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16A.642, 
 10.51  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 10.52     Subdivision 1.  [REPORTS.] (a) The commissioner of finance 
 10.53  shall report to the chairs of the senate committee on finance 
 10.54  and the house of representatives committees on ways and means 
 10.55  and on capital investment on February 1, 1998, and by February 1 
 10.56  of each even-numbered odd-numbered year on the following: 
 11.1      (1) all state building projects for which bonds have been 
 11.2   authorized and issued by a law enacted more than seven years 
 11.3   before February 1 of that even-numbered year and of which 20 
 11.4   percent or less of a project's authorization has been encumbered 
 11.5   or otherwise obligated for the purpose stated in the law 
 11.6   authorizing the issue; and 
 11.7      (2) all state bonds authorized and issued for purposes 
 11.8   other than building projects reported under clause (1), by a law 
 11.9   enacted more than seven years before February 1 of that 
 11.10  even-numbered year, and the amount of any balance that is 
 11.11  unencumbered or otherwise not obligated for the purpose stated 
 11.12  in the law authorizing the issue. 
 11.13     (1) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds for 
 11.14  state or local government building projects enacted more than 
 11.15  five years before February 1 of that odd-numbered year; the 
 11.16  projects authorized to be acquired and constructed with the bond 
 11.17  proceeds for which less than 100 percent of the authorized total 
 11.18  cost has been expended, encumbered, or otherwise obligated; the 
 11.19  cost of contracts to be let in accordance with existing plans 
 11.20  and specifications shall be considered expended for this report; 
 11.21  and the amount of bonds not issued and bond proceeds held but 
 11.22  not previously expended, encumbered, or otherwise obligated for 
 11.23  these projects; and 
 11.24     (2) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds for 
 11.25  state or local government programs or projects other than those 
 11.26  described in clause (1), enacted more than five years before 
 11.27  February 1 of that odd-numbered year; and the amount of bonds 
 11.28  not issued and bond proceeds held but not previously expended, 
 11.29  encumbered, or otherwise obligated for these programs and 
 11.30  projects. 
 11.31     (b) The commissioner shall also report on bond 
 11.32  authorizations or bond proceed balances that may be canceled 
 11.33  because projects have been canceled, completed, or otherwise 
 11.34  concluded, or because the purposes for which the bonds were 
 11.35  authorized or issued have been canceled, completed, or otherwise 
 11.36  concluded.  The bond authorizations or bond proceed balances 
 12.1   that are unencumbered or otherwise not obligated that are 
 12.2   reported by the commissioner under this subdivision are 
 12.3   canceled, effective July 1 of the year of the report, unless 
 12.4   specifically reauthorized by act of the legislature. 
 12.5      Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16A.642, is 
 12.6   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 12.8   canceled bond proceeds shall be transferred to the state bond 
 12.9   fund and used to pay or redeem bonds from which they were 
 12.10  derived. 
 12.11     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 475A.06, 
 12.12  subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
 12.14  PURPOSE; PROCEDURAL SOURCES.] The commissioner of finance is 
 12.15  authorized to sell and issue Minnesota state municipal aid bonds 
 12.16  in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 
 12.17  $4,330,000 $1,192,295, the proceeds of which, except as provided 
 12.18  in subdivision 1, are appropriated to the state municipal bond 
 12.19  guaranty fund for the purpose of providing funds to be loaned to 
 12.20  municipalities for the acquisition and betterment of public 
 12.21  lands and buildings and other public improvements of a capital 
 12.22  nature, when needed to pay the principal of or interest on bonds 
 12.23  issued for this purpose or bonds issued to refund such 
 12.24  guaranteed bonds, in accordance with the provisions of sections 
 12.25  475A.01 to 475A.06.  The bonds shall be sold, issued, and 
 12.26  secured as provided in subdivisions 1 to 6 and in Article XI, 
 12.27  Section 7 of the Constitution. 
 12.29     The bond sale authorizations in the following laws are 
 12.30  reduced by the amounts indicated: 
 12.31     (1) Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 25, subdivision 1, is 
 12.32  reduced by $295,000.  
 12.33     (2) Laws 1989, chapter 300, article 1, section 23, 
 12.34  subdivision 1, is reduced by $3,335,000. 
 12.35     (3) Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 30, 
 12.36  subdivision 1, is reduced by $9,280,000. 
 13.1      (4) Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 30, 
 13.2   subdivision 3, is reduced by $165,000. 
 13.3      (5) Laws 1991, chapter 350, article 1, section 2, 
 13.4   subdivision 1, is reduced by $48,765,000. 
 13.5      (6) Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 28, subdivision 1, is 
 13.6   reduced by $6,590,000. 
 13.7      (7) Laws 1993, chapter 373, section 19, subdivision 1, is 
 13.8   reduced by $10,000. 
 13.9      (8) Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 27, subdivision 1, is 
 13.10  reduced by $37,285,000. 
 13.11     Sec. 5.  Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 24, subdivision 8, 
 13.12  is amended to read: 
 13.13  Subd. 8.  Lyn/Lake/Jungle 
 13.14  Theatre Performing Arts Center                          335,000
 13.15  For a grant to Hennepin county to 
 13.16  design, construct, furnish, and equip 
 13.17  the Lyn/Lake/Jungle Theatre community 
 13.18  performing arts center to provide a 
 13.19  community theater and rehearsal space, 
 13.20  offices, classrooms and meeting rooms 
 13.21  for performing arts organizations, arts 
 13.22  education and, arts development and 
 13.23  outreach in a tax-forfeited structure 
 13.24  in Hennepin county.  Hennepin county 
 13.25  may contract with a nonprofit 
 13.26  organization for operation of the 
 13.27  center, subject to Minnesota Statutes, 
 13.28  section 16A.695.  This appropriation is 
 13.29  not available until the commissioner 
 13.30  has determined that at least $1,630,000 
 13.31  has been committed by nonstate sources 
 13.32  to complete the Lyn/Lake/Jungle 
 13.33  Theatre $100,000 has been committed by 
 13.34  nonstate sources to complete the 
 13.35  community performing arts center.  This 
 13.36  is the final state appropriation for 
 13.37  this project. 
 13.38     Sec. 6.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 13.39     Section 5 is effective the day following final enactment. 
 13.40                             ARTICLE 5
 13.41                             JUDICIARY
 13.42     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 243.51, 
 13.43  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 13.44     Subdivision 1.  The commissioner of corrections is hereby 
 13.45  authorized to contract with agencies and bureaus of the United 
 13.46  States and with the proper officials of other states or a county 
 13.47  of this state for the custody, care, subsistence, education, 
 14.1   treatment and training of persons convicted of criminal offenses 
 14.2   constituting felonies in the courts of this state, the United 
 14.3   States, or other states of the United States.  Such contracts 
 14.4   shall provide for reimbursing the state of Minnesota for all 
 14.5   costs or other expenses involved.  Funds received under such 
 14.6   contracts shall be deposited in the state treasury and are 
 14.7   appropriated to the commissioner of corrections for correctional 
 14.8   purposes, including capital improvements.  Any prisoner 
 14.9   transferred to the state of Minnesota pursuant to this 
 14.10  subdivision shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the 
 14.11  prisoner's original sentence as if the prisoner were serving the 
 14.12  same within the confines of the state in which the conviction 
 14.13  and sentence was had or in the custody of the United States.  
 14.14  Nothing herein shall deprive such inmate of the right to parole 
 14.15  or the rights to legal process in the courts of this state.  
 14.16     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 243.51, 
 14.17  subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
 14.18     Subd. 3.  [TEMPORARY DETENTION.] The commissioner of 
 14.19  corrections is authorized to contract with agencies and bureaus 
 14.20  of the United States and with the appropriate officials of any 
 14.21  other state or county of this state for the temporary detention 
 14.22  of any person in custody pursuant to any process issued under 
 14.23  the authority of the United States, other states of the United 
 14.24  States, or the district courts of this state.  The contract 
 14.25  shall provide for reimbursement to the state of Minnesota for 
 14.26  all costs and expenses involved.  Money received under contracts 
 14.27  shall be deposited in the state treasury and are appropriated to 
 14.28  the commissioner of corrections for correctional purposes, 
 14.29  including capital improvements. 
 14.30                             ARTICLE 6
 14.31                           TRANSPORTATION
 14.32     Section 1.  [TRUCK STATION.] 
 14.33     $5,500,000 is appropriated from the trunk highway fund to 
 14.34  the commissioner of transportation for design and construction 
 14.35  of a truck station at a site near Cedar Avenue and 66th Street 
 14.36  in Richfield. 
 15.1                              ARTICLE 7
 15.2                     UNIVERSITY CENTER ROCHESTER
 15.3      Section 1.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 10, subdivision 
 15.4   10, as amended by Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, 
 15.5   article 1, section 42, is amended to read: 
 15.6   Subd. 10.  Rochester Technical College University
 15.7   Center Rochester                                       1,200,000
 15.8   This appropriation is to for predesign 
 15.9   and design of an integrated campus in 
 15.10  accordance with this subdivision.  
 15.11  $600,000 of this appropriation is 
 15.12  available immediately.  The remainder 
 15.13  is available after a master academic 
 15.14  plan has been approved under clause (3) 
 15.15  and the technical college has been 
 15.16  sold., remodeling of student support 
 15.17  facilities, remodeling of facilities 
 15.18  for joint academic programming, and 
 15.19  construction of roads and other 
 15.20  infrastructure to integrate the campus 
 15.21  for the delivery of consolidated 
 15.22  college, state university, and 
 15.23  University of Minnesota programs at the 
 15.24  University Center Rochester.  Predesign 
 15.25  may include consideration of 
 15.26  codevelopment of facilities with local 
 15.27  units of government. 
 15.28  (1) The board of trustees of the 
 15.29  Minnesota state colleges and 
 15.30  universities may enter into an 
 15.31  agreement for the sale of the Rochester 
 15.32  Technical College.  The sale is 
 15.33  contingent on the approval of the board 
 15.34  of trustees and a determination by the 
 15.35  board of trustees that the sale is 
 15.36  consistent with its priorities.  The 
 15.37  sale price shall equal the appraised 
 15.38  value if sold to independent school 
 15.39  district No. 535, Rochester, or, if 
 15.40  sold to any other party, the sale price 
 15.41  shall not be less than the appraised 
 15.42  value. 
 15.43  It is the intent of the legislature 
 15.44  that no technical college program 
 15.45  reduction, apart from normal program 
 15.46  review, shall occur as a result of this 
 15.47  sale. 
 15.48  (2) The sale shall not cause the 
 15.49  technical college to lease space or to 
 15.50  move to any temporary site. 
 15.51  (3) Prior to the preparation of design 
 15.52  documents, the post-secondary boards 
 15.53  and the relevant campus staff shall 
 15.54  jointly prepare a master academic plan 
 15.55  for an integrated campus for the 
 15.56  Rochester center facility.  The boards 
 15.57  shall consider the creation of a 
 15.58  polytechnic university.  The plan shall 
 15.59  be submitted for review to the higher 
 15.60  education finance divisions by January 
 15.61  16, 1996, and must be approved by the 
 16.1   legislature before the remaining 
 16.2   $600,000 of the appropriation is 
 16.3   available.  
 16.4   (4) The proceeds from the sale of the 
 16.5   technical college are appropriated for 
 16.6   the design and construction necessary 
 16.7   to integrate technical college programs 
 16.8   into the Rochester center and to add or 
 16.9   modify space where necessary.  The new 
 16.10  technical college program space must be 
 16.11  attached to and must maximize the 
 16.12  current services, space, and programs 
 16.13  of the technical college, community 
 16.14  college, state university, and 
 16.15  University of Minnesota cooperative 
 16.16  campus.  The state board of trustees 
 16.17  may not begin construction of this 
 16.18  project until the legislature has 
 16.19  approved the construction plans. 
 16.20  (5) The state board of trustees shall 
 16.21  develop a plan to relocate to the 
 16.22  Austin, Faribault, and other 
 16.23  Southeastern Minnesota campuses all 
 16.24  Rochester campus programs that are not 
 16.25  essential to the integrated mission 
 16.26  planned for the Rochester center 
 16.27  facility.  This plan must be completed 
 16.28  prior to preparing design documents for 
 16.29  the technical college addition to the 
 16.30  Rochester center. 
 16.31  (6) The state board of trustees shall 
 16.32  consider relocating the horticulture 
 16.33  technology program from the Rochester 
 16.34  campus to the Austin campus of 
 16.35  Riverland technical college before the 
 16.36  start of the 1995-1996 academic year.