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HF 2209

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/10/2019 10:08am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural
resources; modifying fees; creating accounts and providing for disposition of
certain receipts; modifying public sale requirements for surplus state-owned land;
modifying bough buyer provisions; modifying certain permit provisions; authorizing
sales of certain surplus state land;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections
85.42; 85.47; 86B.415, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; 88.642, subdivisions 1, 3;
88.6435; 90.01, by adding a subdivision; 90.195; 94.10, subdivision 2; 97A.075,
subdivision 1; 103G.301, subdivision 2; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, sections
2, subdivision 2; 3, subdivision 8; Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 6.

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

ARTICLE 1

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES 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 general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2020" and "2021" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, or June 30, 2021, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2020. "The second year" is fiscal year 2021. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, are
effective the day following final enactment.
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 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 106,769,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 103,328,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 11,314,000
new text end
new text begin 7,348,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 81,270,000
new text end
new text begin 81,795,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 14,110,000
new text end
new text begin 14,110,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Environmental Analysis and Outcomes
new text end

new text begin 13,076,000
new text end
new text begin 13,166,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 204,000
new text end
new text begin 204,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 12,671,000
new text end
new text begin 12,671,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 201,000
new text end
new text begin 201,000
new text end

new text begin $89,000 the first year and $89,000 the second
year are for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a municipal liaison to assist municipalities
in implementing and participating in the
rulemaking process for water quality standards
and navigating the NPDES/SDS permitting
process;
new text end

new text begin (2) enhanced economic analysis in the
rulemaking process for water quality
standards, including more-specific analysis
and identification of cost-effective permitting;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing statewide economic analyses
and templates to reduce the amount of
information and time required for
municipalities to apply for variances from
water quality standards; and
new text end

new text begin (4) coordinating with the Public Facilities
Authority to identify and advocate for the
resources needed for municipalities to achieve
permit requirements.
new text end

new text begin $205,000 the first year and $205,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for a monitoring program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116.454.
new text end

new text begin $115,000 the first year and $115,000 the
second year are for monitoring water quality
and operating assistance programs.
new text end

new text begin $347,000 the first year and $347,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for monitoring ambient air for hazardous
pollutants.
new text end

new text begin $90,000 the first year and $90,000 the second
year are from the environmental fund for
duties related to harmful chemicals in products
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 116.9401
to 116.9407. Of this amount, $57,000 each
year is transferred to the commissioner of
health.
new text end

new text begin $109,000 the first year and $109,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for registering wastewater laboratories.
new text end

new text begin $926,000 the first year and $926,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to continue perfluorochemical biomonitoring
in eastern metropolitan communities, as
recommended by the Environmental Health
Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel,
and to address other environmental health
risks, including air quality. The communities
must include Hmong and other immigrant
farming communities. Of this amount, up to
$689,000 the first year and $689,000 the
second year are for transfer to the Department
of Health.
new text end

new text begin $51,000 the first year and $51,000 the second
year are from the environmental fund for the
listing procedures for impaired waters required
under this act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Industrial
new text end

new text begin 15,080,000
new text end
new text begin 15,213,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 14,079,000
new text end
new text begin 14,212,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 1,001,000
new text end
new text begin 1,001,000
new text end

new text begin $1,001,000 the first year and $1,001,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
the leaking underground storage tank program
to investigate, clean up, and prevent future
releases from underground petroleum storage
tanks and for the petroleum remediation
program for vapor assessment and
remediation. These same annual amounts are
transferred from the petroleum tank fund to
the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Municipal
new text end

new text begin 7,859,000
new text end
new text begin 7,859,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 164,000
new text end
new text begin 164,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 7,695,000
new text end
new text begin 7,695,000
new text end

new text begin $164,000 the first year and $164,000 the
second year are for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a municipal liaison to assist municipalities
in implementing and participating in the
rulemaking process for water quality standards
and navigating the NPDES/SDS permitting
process;
new text end

new text begin (2) enhanced economic analysis in the
rulemaking process for water quality
standards, including more-specific analysis
and identification of cost-effective permitting;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing statewide economic analyses
and templates to reduce the amount of
information and time required for
municipalities to apply for variances from
water quality standards; and
new text end

new text begin (4) coordinating with the Public Facilities
Authority to identify and advocate for the
resources needed for municipalities to achieve
permit requirements.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second
year are from the environmental fund for
transfer to the Office of Administrative
Hearings to establish sanitary districts.
new text end

new text begin $671,000 the first year and $671,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for subsurface sewage treatment system
(SSTS) program administration and
community technical assistance and education,
including grants and technical assistance to
communities for water-quality protection. Of
this amount, $129,000 each year is for
assistance to counties through grants for SSTS
program administration. A county receiving
a grant from this appropriation must submit
the results achieved with the grant to the
commissioner as part of its annual SSTS
report. Any unexpended balance in the first
year does not cancel but is available in the
second year.
new text end

new text begin $784,000 the first year and $784,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to address the need for continued increased
activity in new technology review, technical
assistance for local governments, and
enforcement under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115.55 to 115.58, and to complete the
requirements of Laws 2003, chapter 128,
article 1, section 165.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or
before June 30, 2021, as grants or contracts
for subsurface sewage treatment systems,
surface water and groundwater assessments,
storm water, and water-quality protection in
this subdivision are available until June 30,
2024.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Operations
new text end

new text begin 8,326,000
new text end
new text begin 8,337,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,490,000
new text end
new text begin 2,490,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 5,008,000
new text end
new text begin 5,019,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 828,000
new text end
new text begin 828,000
new text end

new text begin $180,000 the first year and $180,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
the leaking underground storage tank program
to investigate, clean up, and prevent future
releases from underground petroleum storage
tanks and for the petroleum remediation
program for vapor assessment and
remediation. These same annual amounts are
transferred from the petroleum tank fund to
the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin $2,490,000 the first year and $2,490,000 the
second year are to support agency information
technology services provided at the enterprise
and agency level.
new text end

new text begin $800,000 the first year and $800,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to develop and maintain systems to support
permitting and regulatory business processes
and agency data.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Remediation
new text end

new text begin 12,894,000
new text end
new text begin 12,945,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 216,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 832,000
new text end
new text begin 1,099,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 11,846,000
new text end
new text begin 11,846,000
new text end

new text begin All money for environmental response,
compensation, and compliance in the
remediation fund not otherwise appropriated
is appropriated to the commissioners of the
Pollution Control Agency and agriculture for
purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.20, subdivision 2, clauses (1), (2), (3),
(6), and (7). At the beginning of each fiscal
year, the two commissioners must jointly
submit to the commissioner of management
and budget an annual spending plan that
maximizes resource use and appropriately
allocates the money between the two
departments. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin $216,000 the first year from the general fund
is a onetime appropriation and $217,000 the
first year and $484,000 the second year are
from the environmental fund to manage
contaminated sediment projects at multiple
sites identified in the St. Louis River remedial
action plan to restore water quality in the St.
Louis River Area of Concern.
new text end

new text begin $3,961,000 the first year and $3,961,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
the leaking underground storage tank program
to investigate, clean up, and prevent future
releases from underground petroleum storage
tanks and for the petroleum remediation
program for vapor assessment and
remediation. These same annual amounts are
transferred from the petroleum tank fund to
the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin $257,000 the first year and $257,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
transfer to the commissioner of health for
private water-supply monitoring and health
assessment costs in areas contaminated by
unpermitted mixed municipal solid waste
disposal facilities and drinking water
advisories and public information activities
for areas contaminated by hazardous releases.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Resource Management and Assistance
new text end

new text begin 38,925,000
new text end
new text begin 35,199,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 5,200,000
new text end
new text begin 1,450,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 33,650,000
new text end
new text begin 33,674,000
new text end

new text begin Up to $150,000 the first year and $150,000
the second year may be transferred from the
environmental fund to the small business
environmental improvement loan account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.993.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
second year are for competitive recycling
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.565. Of this amount, $700,000 each year
is from the general fund and $300,000 is from
the environmental fund. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2023. Any
unencumbered grant balances in the first year
do not cancel but are available for grants in
the second year.
new text end

new text begin $694,000 the first year and $694,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for emission-reduction activities and grants to
small businesses and other
nonpoint-emission-reduction efforts. Of this
amount, $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year are to continue work with
Clean Air Minnesota, and the commissioner
may enter into an agreement with
Environmental Initiative to support this effort.
Any unencumbered grant balances in the first
year do not cancel but are available for grants
in the second year.
new text end

new text begin $17,250,000 the first year and $17,250,000
the second year are from the environmental
fund for SCORE block grants to counties. Any
unencumbered grant balances in the first year
do not cancel but are available for grants in
the second year.
new text end

new text begin $119,000 the first year and $119,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for environmental assistance grants or loans
under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.0716.
Any unencumbered grant and loan balances
in the first year do not cancel but are available
for grants and loans in the second year.
new text end

new text begin $112,000 the first year and $112,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for subsurface sewage treatment system
(SSTS) program administration and
community technical assistance and education,
including grants and technical assistance to
communities for water-quality protection.
new text end

new text begin $169,000 the first year and $169,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to address the need for continued increased
activity in new technology review, technical
assistance for local governments, and
enforcement under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115.55 to 115.58, and to complete the
requirements of Laws 2003, chapter 128,
article 1, section 165.
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for reducing and diverting
food waste, redirecting edible food for
consumption, and removing barriers to
collecting and recovering organic waste. Of
this amount, $500,000 each year is for grants
to increase food rescue and waste prevention.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2023. Any unencumbered grant balances in
the first year do not cancel but are available
for grants in the second year.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year is for public
engagement and outreach that supports
developing and implementing policies to
address climate change. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 the first year is for a generic
environmental impact statement to study and
address nitrate pollution of groundwater in the
karst region of southeastern Minnesota. This
is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 the first year is for grants to
develop infrastructure along highway corridors
for charging electronic vehicles. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2023.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $400,000 the first year and $400,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for grants to develop and expand recycling
markets for Minnesota businesses. Any
unencumbered grant balances in the first year
do not cancel but are available for grants in
the second year.
new text end

new text begin All money deposited in the environmental
fund for the metropolitan solid waste landfill
fee in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 473.843, and not otherwise
appropriated, is appropriated for the purposes
of Minnesota Statutes, section 473.844.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or
before June 30, 2021, as contracts or grants
for environmental assistance awarded under
Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.0716;
technical and research assistance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.152;
technical assistance under Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.52; and pollution prevention
assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section
115D.04, are available until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Watershed
new text end

new text begin 9,335,000
new text end
new text begin 9,335,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,959,000
new text end
new text begin 1,959,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 7,142,000
new text end
new text begin 7,142,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 234,000
new text end
new text begin 234,000
new text end

new text begin $1,959,000 the first year and $1,959,000 the
second year are for grants to delegated
counties to administer the county feedlot
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116.0711, subdivisions 2 and 3. Money
remaining after the first year is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin $208,000 the first year and $208,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for the costs of implementing general
operating permits for feedlots over 1,000
animal units.
new text end

new text begin $122,000 the first year and $122,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
the leaking underground storage tank program
to investigate, clean up, and prevent future
releases from underground petroleum storage
tanks and for the petroleum remediation
program for vapor assessment and
remediation. These same annual amounts are
transferred from the petroleum tank fund to
the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Environmental Quality Board
new text end

new text begin 1,274,000
new text end
new text begin 1,274,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,081,000
new text end
new text begin 1,081,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 193,000
new text end
new text begin 193,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must transfer up to
$44,000,000 from the environmental fund to
the remediation fund for purposes of the
remediation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116.155, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginNATURAL RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 307,609,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 310,778,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 97,738,000
new text end
new text begin 97,119,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 107,834,000
new text end
new text begin 109,186,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 101,416,000
new text end
new text begin 103,846,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 106,000
new text end
new text begin 109,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 515,000
new text end
new text begin 518,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Land and Mineral Resources
Management
new text end

new text begin 6,324,000
new text end
new text begin 6,406,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,825,000
new text end
new text begin 1,846,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 3,940,000
new text end
new text begin 3,998,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 344,000
new text end
new text begin 344,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 215,000
new text end
new text begin 218,000
new text end

new text begin $319,000 the first year and $319,000 the
second year are for environmental research
relating to mine permitting, of which $200,000
each year is from the minerals management
account and $119,000 each year is from the
general fund.
new text end

new text begin $3,032,000 the first year and $3,083,000 the
second year are from the minerals
management account in the natural resources
fund for use as provided under Minnesota
Statutes, section 93.2236, paragraph (c), for
mineral resource management, projects to
enhance future mineral income, and projects
to promote new mineral-resource
opportunities.
new text end

new text begin $215,000 the first year and $218,000 the
second year are from the state forest suspense
account in the permanent school fund to secure
maximum long-term economic return from
the school trust lands consistent with fiduciary
responsibilities and sound natural resources
conservation and management principles.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Ecological and Water Resources
new text end

new text begin 38,147,000
new text end
new text begin 36,832,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 20,922,000
new text end
new text begin 19,322,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 11,814,000
new text end
new text begin 11,986,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 5,411,000
new text end
new text begin 5,524,000
new text end

new text begin $3,393,000 the first year and $3,442,000 the
second year are from the invasive species
account in the natural resources fund and
$3,206,000 the first year and $3,206,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
management, public awareness, assessment
and monitoring research, and water access
inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
species; management of invasive plants in
public waters; and management of terrestrial
invasive species on state-administered lands.
new text end

new text begin $5,476,000 the first year and $5,556,000 the
second year are from the water management
account in the natural resources fund for only
the purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes,
section 103G.27, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin $124,000 the first year and $124,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Mississippi
Headwaters Board for up to 50 percent of the
cost of implementing the comprehensive plan
for the upper Mississippi within areas under
the board's jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the second
year are for payment to the Leech Lake Band
of Chippewa Indians to implement the band's
portion of the comprehensive plan for the
upper Mississippi River.
new text end

new text begin $264,000 the first year and $264,000 the
second year are for grants for up to 50 percent
of the cost of implementing the Red River
mediation agreement.
new text end

new text begin $2,259,000 the first year and $2,298,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund for only the
purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (h), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin $971,000 the first year and $985,000 the
second year are from the nongame wildlife
management account in the natural resources
fund for nongame wildlife management.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
290.431, $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year may be used for nongame
wildlife information, education, and
promotion.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
84.943, $13,000 the first year and $13,000 the
second year from the critical habitat private
sector matching account may be used to
publicize the critical habitat license plate
match program.
new text end

new text begin $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000 the
second year are for the following activities:
new text end

new text begin (1) financial reimbursement and technical
support to soil and water conservation districts
or other local units of government for
groundwater-level monitoring;
new text end

new text begin (2) surface water monitoring and analysis,
including installing monitoring gauges;
new text end

new text begin (3) groundwater analysis to assist with
water-appropriation permitting decisions;
new text end

new text begin (4) permit application review incorporating
surface water and groundwater technical
analysis;
new text end

new text begin (5) precipitation data and analysis to improve
irrigation use;
new text end

new text begin (6) information technology, including
electronic permitting and integrated data
systems; and
new text end

new text begin (7) compliance and monitoring.
new text end

new text begin $410,000 the first year and $410,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund for grants
to the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species
Research Center at the University of
Minnesota to prioritize, support, and develop
research-based solutions that can reduce the
effects of aquatic invasive species in
Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling
populations, and managing ecosystems and to
advance knowledge to inspire actions by
others.
new text end

new text begin $1,854,000 the first year is for an
environmental study of Pineland Sands
aquifer. This appropriation is available until
June 30,2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Forest Management
new text end

new text begin 49,968,000
new text end
new text begin 50,603,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 32,951,000
new text end
new text begin 33,300,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 15,619,000
new text end
new text begin 15,886,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 1,398,000
new text end
new text begin 1,417,000
new text end

new text begin $7,521,000 the first year and $7,521,000 the
second year are for prevention, presuppression,
and suppression costs of emergency
firefighting and other costs incurred under
Minnesota Statutes, section 88.12. The amount
necessary to pay for presuppression and
suppression costs during the biennium is
appropriated from the general fund. By
January 15 of each year, the commissioner of
natural resources must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the
house and senate committees and divisions
having jurisdiction over environment and
natural resources finance that identifies all
firefighting costs incurred and reimbursements
received in the prior fiscal year. These
appropriations may not be transferred. Any
reimbursement of firefighting expenditures
made to the commissioner from any source
other than federal mobilizations must be
deposited into the general fund.
new text end

new text begin $15,119,000 the first year and $15,386,000
the second year are from the forest
management investment account in the natural
resources fund for only the purposes specified
in Minnesota Statutes, section 89.039,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin $1,398,000 the first year and $1,417,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund to advance
ecological classification systems (ECS)
scientific management tools for forest and
invasive species management.
new text end

new text begin $836,000 the first year and $847,000 the
second year are for the Forest Resources
Council to implement the Sustainable Forest
Resources Act.
new text end

new text begin $1,131,000 the first year and $1,131,000 the
second year are for the Next Generation Core
Forestry data system.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the forest management
investment account in the natural resources
fund for forest road maintenance on state
forest roads.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for forest road maintenance
on county forest roads.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Parks and Trails Management
new text end

new text begin 92,315,000
new text end
new text begin 93,251,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 27,893,000
new text end
new text begin 28,230,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 62,130,000
new text end
new text begin 62,721,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 2,292,000
new text end
new text begin 2,300,000
new text end

new text begin $1,075,000 the first year and $1,075,000 the
second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for
enhancing public water-access facilities.
new text end

new text begin $6,344,000 the first year and $6,435,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for state trail, park, and recreation area
operations. This appropriation is from revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (2).
new text end

new text begin $18,552,000 the first year and $18,828,000
the second year are from the state parks
account in the natural resources fund to
operate and maintain state parks and state
recreation areas.
new text end

new text begin $1,005,000 the first year and $1,005,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for park and trail grants to local units of
government on land to be maintained for at
least 20 years for parks or trails. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited in the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (4). Any unencumbered balance does
not cancel at the end of the first year and is
available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin $9,624,000 the first year and $9,624,000 the
second year are from the snowmobile trails
and enforcement account in the natural
resources fund for the snowmobile
grants-in-aid program. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin $2,135,000 the first year and $2,135,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for the off-highway vehicle grants-in-aid
program. Of this amount, $1,660,000 each
year is from the all-terrain vehicle account;
$150,000 each year is from the off-highway
motorcycle account; and $325,000 each year
is from the off-road vehicle account. Any
unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
end of the first year and is available for the
second year.
new text end

new text begin $116,000 the first year and $117,000 the
second year are from the cross-country-ski
account in the natural resources fund for
grooming and maintaining cross-country-ski
trails in state parks, trails, and recreation areas.
new text end

new text begin $266,000 the first year and $269,000 the
second year are from the state land and water
conservation account in the natural resources
fund for priorities established by the
commissioner for eligible state projects and
administrative and planning activities
consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section
84.0264, and the federal Land and Water
Conservation Fund Act. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for matching grants for local
parks and outdoor recreation areas under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for matching grants for local
trail connections under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.019, subdivision 4c.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Fish and Wildlife Management
new text end

new text begin 69,330,000
new text end
new text begin 70,174,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,060,000
new text end
new text begin 1,460,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 1,954,000
new text end
new text begin 1,982,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 65,316,000
new text end
new text begin 66,732,000
new text end

new text begin $8,539,000 the first year and $8,658,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund only for
activities specified under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (h), clause (1).
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
297A.94, five percent of this appropriation
may be used for expanding hunter and angler
recruitment and retention.
new text end

new text begin $2,060,000 the first year and $1,460,000 the
second year are for planning and emergency
response to disease outbreaks in wildlife. Base
funding for this activity is $1,100,000 in fiscal
year 2022 and thereafter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Enforcement
new text end

new text begin 46,450,000
new text end
new text begin 48,106,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 7,632,000
new text end
new text begin 8,175,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 12,057,000
new text end
new text begin 12,293,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 26,655,000
new text end
new text begin 27,529,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 106,000
new text end
new text begin 109,000
new text end

new text begin $1,718,000 the first year and $1,718,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
enforcement efforts to prevent the spread of
aquatic invasive species.
new text end

new text begin $1,580,000 the first year and $1,580,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund for only the
purposes specified under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (h), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin $1,482,000 the first year and $1,482,000 the
second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to counties for boat and water safety. Any
unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
end of the first year and is available for the
second year.
new text end

new text begin $315,000 the first year and $315,000 the
second year are from the snowmobile trails
and enforcement account in the natural
resources fund for grants to local law
enforcement agencies for snowmobile
enforcement activities. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the all-terrain vehicle
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to qualifying organizations to assist in safety
and environmental education and monitoring
trails on public lands under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.9011. Grants issued under
this paragraph must be issued through a formal
agreement with the organization. By
December 15 each year, an organization
receiving a grant under this paragraph must
report to the commissioner with details on
expenditures and outcomes from the grant. Of
this appropriation, $25,000 each year is for
administering these grants. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin $510,000 the first year and $510,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for grants to county law enforcement
agencies for off-highway vehicle enforcement
and public education activities based on
off-highway vehicle use in the county. Of this
amount, $498,000 each year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account, $11,000 each year
is from the off-highway motorcycle account,
and $1,000 each year is from the off-road
vehicle account. The county enforcement
agencies may use money received under this
appropriation to make grants to other local
enforcement agencies within the county that
have a high concentration of off-highway
vehicle use. Of this appropriation, $25,000
each year is for administering these grants.
Any unencumbered balance does not cancel
at the end of the first year and is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin $176,000 the first year and $176,000 the
second year are for an ice safety program.
new text end

new text begin The base for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter is
$7,553,000 from the general fund,
$27,951,000 from the game and fish fund,
$12,380,000 from the natural resources fund,
and $111,000 from the remediation fund.
These base level adjustments include pension
costs as provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211,
article 21, section 1, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Operations Support
new text end

new text begin 4,268,000
new text end
new text begin 4,599,000
new text end

new text begin $2,357,000 the first year and $3,208,000 the
second year are available for legal costs. Of
this amount, up to $720,000 the first year and
$918,000 the second year may be transferred
to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin $1,411,000 the first year and $1,391,000 the
second year are available for protecting the
department's business systems and associated
infrastructure.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Pass Through Funds
new text end

new text begin 807,000
new text end
new text begin 807,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 187,000
new text end
new text begin 187,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 320,000
new text end
new text begin 320,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end

new text begin $320,000 the first year and $320,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for grants to be divided equally between
the city of St. Paul for the Como Park Zoo and
Conservatory and the city of Duluth for the
Lake Superior Zoo. This appropriation is from
revenue deposited to the natural resources fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (5).
new text end

new text begin $187,000 the first year and $187,000 the
second year are for the Office of School Trust
Lands.
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year should be transferred from the
forestry suspense account in the permanent
school fund for the Office of School Trust
Lands.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,751,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,556,000
new text end

new text begin $3,423,000 the first year and $3,423,000 the
second year are for natural resources block
grants to local governments to implement the
Wetland Conservation Act and shoreland
management under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 103F, and local water management
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103B. The
board may reduce the amount of the natural
resources block grant to a county by an
amount equal to any reduction in the county's
general services allocation to a soil and water
conservation district from the county's
previous year allocation when the board
determines that the reduction was
disproportionate.
new text end

new text begin $3,116,000 the first year and $3,116,000 the
second year are for grants to soil and water
conservation districts for the purposes of
Minnesota Statutes, sections 103C.321 and
103C.331, and for general purposes, nonpoint
engineering, and implementation and
stewardship of the reinvest in Minnesota
reserve program. Expenditures may be made
from these appropriations for supplies and
services benefiting soil and water conservation
districts. Any district receiving a payment
under this paragraph must maintain a web page
that publishes, at a minimum, its annual report,
annual audit, annual budget, and meeting
notices.
new text end

new text begin $761,000 the first year and $761,000 the
second year are to implement, enforce, and
provide oversight for the Wetland
Conservation Act, including administering the
wetland banking program and in-lieu fee
mechanism.
new text end

new text begin $1,560,000 the first year and $1,560,000 the
second year are for the following cost-share
programs:
new text end

new text begin (1) $260,000 each year is for the feedlot water
quality cost-sharing program for feedlots under
500 animal units and nutrient and manure
management projects in watersheds where
there are impaired waters;
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,200,000 each year is for cost-sharing
programs of soil and water conservation
districts for perennially vegetated riparian
buffers, erosion control, water retention and
treatment, and other high-priority conservation
practices; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $100,000 each year is for county
cooperative weed management programs and
to restore native plants in selected invasive
species management sites.
new text end

new text begin $166,000 the first year and $166,000 the
second year are to provide technical assistance
to local drainage management officials and
for the costs of the Drainage Work Group.
new text end

new text begin The board must coordinate with the Drainage
Work Group according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.101, subdivision 13.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Red River
Basin Commission for water quality and
floodplain management, including
administration of programs. This appropriation
must be matched by nonstate funds.
new text end

new text begin $140,000 the first year and $140,000 the
second year are for grants to Area II
Minnesota River Basin Projects for floodplain
management.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for conservation easement
stewardship.
new text end

new text begin $269,000 the first year and $259,000 the
second year are for critical information
technology upgrades, development, and
security improvements.
new text end

new text begin $240,000 the first year and $240,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Lower
Minnesota River Watershed District to defray
the annual cost of operating and maintaining
sites for dredge spoil to sustain the state,
national, and international commercial and
recreational navigation on the lower Minnesota
River.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
103C.501, the board may shift money 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 accountability, oversight, local
government performance, or high-priority
needs identified in local water management
plans or comprehensive water management
plans.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations for grants in this section
are available until June 30, 2023. Returned
grant funds must be regranted consistent with
the purposes of this section. If an appropriation
for grants in either year is insufficient, the
appropriation in the other year is available for
it.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.97, the appropriations for grants in this
section are exempt from the Department of
Administration, Office of Grants Management
Policy 08-10 Grant Monitoring.
new text end

new text begin $5,745,000 the first year and $5,550,000 the
second year are for BWSR agency
administration and operation. Of this, $.......
is for cybersecurity. The base for agency
administration is $5,351,000 in fiscal year
2022 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,540,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,540,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,540,000
new text end
new text begin 2,540,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 6,000,000
new text end
new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin $2,540,000 the first year and $2,540,000 the
second year are for metropolitan-area regional
parks operation and maintenance according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 473.351.
new text end

new text begin $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for metropolitan-area regional parks and
trails maintenance and operations. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited in the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (3).
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginCONSERVATION CORPS
MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 945,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 945,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 455,000
new text end
new text begin 455,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 490,000
new text end
new text begin 490,000
new text end

new text begin Conservation Corps Minnesota may receive
money appropriated from the natural resources
fund under this section only as provided in an
agreement with the commissioner of natural
resources.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginZOOLOGICAL BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,831,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,969,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 10,671,000
new text end
new text begin 9,809,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 160,000
new text end
new text begin 160,000
new text end

new text begin $160,000 the first year and $160,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund from revenue deposited under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (5).
new text end

new text begin $499,000 the first year is to upgrade critical
communication and security technology
infrastructure. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $507,000 the first year is to purchase a fleet
of vehicles to facilitate guest transportation
and mobility. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginSCIENCE MUSEUM
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginEXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,344,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,344,000
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year must be matched from nonstate
sources to develop maximum private sector
involvement in tourism. Each $1 of state
incentive must be matched with $6 of private
sector money. "Matched" means revenue to
the state or documented cash expenditures
directly expended to support Explore
Minnesota Tourism programs. Up to one-half
of the private sector contribution may be
in-kind or soft match. The incentive in fiscal
year 2020 is based on fiscal year 2019 private
sector contributions. The incentive in fiscal
year 2021 is based on fiscal year 2020 private
sector contributions. This incentive is ongoing.
new text end

new text begin Money for marketing grants is available either
year of the biennium. Unexpended grant
money from the first year are available in the
second year.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
second year are for the major events grants
program. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 each year is for a grant to the
Northern Lights International Music Festival.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.42, is amended to read:


85.42 USER FEE; VALIDITY.

(a) The fee for an annual cross-country-ski pass is deleted text begin$19deleted text endnew text begin $24new text end for an individual age 16 and
over. The fee for a three-year pass is deleted text begin$54deleted text endnew text begin $69new text end for an individual age 16 and over. This fee
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be collected at the time the pass is purchased. Three-year passes are valid for
three years beginning the previous July 1. Annual passes are valid for one year beginning
the previous July 1.

(b) The cost for a daily cross-country skier pass is deleted text begin$5deleted text endnew text begin $9new text end for an individual age 16 and
over. This fee deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be collected at the time the pass is purchased. The daily pass is
valid only for the date designated on the pass form.

(c) A pass must be signed by the skier across the front of the pass to be valid and deleted text beginbecomesdeleted text endnew text begin
is
new text end nontransferable deleted text beginon signingdeleted text endnew text begin when signednew text end.

(d) The commissioner and agents deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end issue a duplicate pass to a person whose
pass is lost or destroyeddeleted text begin,deleted text end using the process established under section 97A.405, subdivision
3
, and rules adopted thereunder. The fee for a duplicate cross-country-ski pass is $2.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.47, is amended to read:


85.47 SPECIAL USE PERMITS; FEES.

Fees collected for special use permits to use state trails not on state forest, state park, or
state recreation area lands and for use of state water access sites must be deposited in the
natural resources fundnew text begin and are appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for
operating and maintaining state trails and water access sites
new text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Watercraft 19 feet or less.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) and
subdivision 1a, the fee for a watercraft license for watercraft 19 feet or less in length is deleted text begin$27deleted text endnew text begin
$39.25
new text end.

(b) The watercraft license deleted text beginfeedeleted text endnew text begin fees for the specified watercraft are as followsnew text end:

(1) for watercraft, other than personal watercraft, 19 feet in length or less that is offered
for rent or lease, deleted text beginthe fee is $9deleted text endnew text begin $11.25new text end;

(2) for a sailboat, 19 feet in length or less, deleted text beginthe fee is $10.50deleted text endnew text begin $15.25new text end;

(3) for a watercraft 19 feet in length or less used by a nonprofit corporation for teaching
boat and water safety, deleted text beginthe fee isdeleted text end as provided in subdivision 4;

(4) for a watercraft owned by a dealer under a dealer's license, deleted text beginthe fee isdeleted text end as provided in
subdivision 5;

(5) for a personal watercraft, deleted text beginthe fee is $37.50deleted text endnew text begin $54.50, except for a personal watercraft
that is offered for rent or lease according to section 86B.313, subdivision 4, $47
new text end; and

(6) for a watercraft less than 17 feet in length, other than a watercraft listed in clauses
(1) to (5), deleted text beginthe fee is $18deleted text endnew text begin $26new text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Canoes, kayaks, sailboards, paddleboards, paddleboats, or rowing
shells.

The fee for a watercraft license for a canoe, kayak, sailboard, paddleboard, paddleboat,
or rowing shell over ten feet in length is deleted text begin$10.50deleted text endnew text begin $15.25new text end.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Watercraft over 19 feet.

Except as provided in subdivisions 1a, 3, 4, and 5,
the watercraft license fee:

(1) for a watercraft more than 19 feet but less than 26 feet in length is deleted text begin$45deleted text endnew text begin $65.25new text end;

(2) for a watercraft 26 feet but less than 40 feet in length is deleted text begin$67.50deleted text endnew text begin $98new text end; and

(3) for a watercraft 40 feet in length or longer is deleted text begin$90deleted text endnew text begin $130.50new text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Watercraft over 19 feet for hire.

The license fee for a watercraft more than
19 feet in length for hire with an operator is deleted text begin$75deleted text endnew text begin $108.75new text end each.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Watercraft used by nonprofit corporation for teaching.

The watercraft
license fee for a watercraft used by a nonprofit organization for teaching boat and water
safety is deleted text begin$4.50deleted text endnew text begin $5.75new text end each.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Dealer's license.

There is no separate fee for watercraft owned by a dealer
under a dealer's license. The fee for a dealer's license is deleted text begin$67.50deleted text endnew text begin $98new text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Watercraft surcharge.

A deleted text begin$5deleted text endnew text begin $7.25new text end surcharge is placed on each watercraft
licensed under subdivisions 1 to 5 for control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring,
and research of aquatic invasive speciesnew text begin,new text end such as zebra mussel, purple loosestrife, and
Eurasian watermilfoilnew text begin,new text end in public waters and public wetlands.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 88.642, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Written consent.

No person shall cut, harvest, remove, transport, or
possess for decorative purposes or for sale more than three decorative trees, more than 100
pounds of decorative boughs,new text begin more than 50 spruce stems or branches greater than six inches
in length, more than 50 birch stems or branches greater than one-inch large-end diameter,
new text end
or more than 100 pounds of any other decorative materials without the written consent of
the owner or authorized agent of the private or public land on which the decorative materials
were cut or harvested. The written consent deleted text beginshall be on a form furnished or otherwise approved
by the commissioner of natural resources and shall
deleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end contain the legal description of the
land where the decorative materials were cut or harvested, as well as the name of the legal
owner of the land or the owner's authorized agent. The written consent must be carried by
every person cutting, harvesting, removing, possessing, or transporting any decorative
materials, or in any way aiding therein, and must be exhibited to any officer at the officer's
request at any time.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 88.642, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Transportation requirements.

No person, common carrier, deleted text beginboughdeleted text endnew text begin decorative
materials
new text end buyer, or authorized agent shall purchase or otherwise receive for shipment or
transportation any decorative materials without recording the seller's or consignor's name
and address and the written consent on a form furnished or otherwise approved by the
commissioner of natural resources.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 88.6435, is amended to read:


88.6435 deleted text beginBOUGHdeleted text end new text beginDECORATIVE MATERIALS new text endBUYERS.

deleted text begin Subdivision 1. deleted text end

deleted text begin Permits. deleted text end

deleted text begin A person may not buy more than 100 pounds of decorative
boughs in any calendar year without a bough buyer's permit issued by the commissioner of
natural resources. The annual fee for a permit for a resident or nonresident to buy decorative
boughs is $25.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin License. new text end

new text begin (a) A person must have a buyer's license for decorative materials to:
new text end

new text begin (1) buy more than 100 pounds of decorative boughs in any calendar year;
new text end

new text begin (2) buy more than 50 spruce stems or branches greater than six inches in length in any
calendar year; or
new text end

new text begin (3) buy more than 50 birch stems or branches greater than one-inch large-end diameter
in any calendar year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The annual fee for a buyer's license for decorative materials for a resident or
nonresident is $25.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Record requirements.

(a) When buying or otherwise receiving decorative
deleted text begin boughsdeleted text endnew text begin materialsnew text end, a person deleted text beginpermitteddeleted text endnew text begin licensednew text end under this section must record:

(1) the seller's name and address;

(2) the form of written consent; and

(3) the government permit number or legal description or property tax identification
number of the land from which the deleted text beginboughsdeleted text endnew text begin decorative materialsnew text end were obtained.

new text begin (b) new text endThe informationnew text begin under paragraph (a)new text end must be deleted text beginprovideddeleted text endnew text begin recordednew text end on a form furnished
or otherwise approved by the commissioner of natural resources deleted text beginin consultation with the
balsam bough industry groups
deleted text endnew text begin and must be exhibited to an officer upon requestnew text end.

deleted text begin (b) Boughs may not be purchaseddeleted text endnew text begin (c) A licensed buyer may not purchase decorative
materials
new text end if the seller fails to exhibit the written consent required under section 88.642,
subdivision 1
deleted text begin, or if the boughs do not conform to the standards specified on the consentdeleted text end.
Decorative deleted text beginboughs cut from public landsdeleted text endnew text begin materialsnew text end must conform to standards specified in
the written consent.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Records deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be maintained from July 1 until June 30 of the following
calendar year and deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be open to inspection to an officer during reasonable hours.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Customer name and address records created and maintained by deleted text beginpermitteesdeleted text endnew text begin licenseesnew text end
under this section are classified as private or nonpublic government data.

Subd. 3.

deleted text beginRevocation of permitsdeleted text endnew text begin Penaltiesnew text end.

(a) The commissioner may deny, modify,
suspend, or revoke a deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin licensenew text end issued under this section for cause, including deleted text beginfalsification
of
deleted text endnew text begin for falsifyingnew text end records required under this section or deleted text beginviolation of any other provision ofdeleted text endnew text begin
for violating
new text end sections 88.641 to 88.648.

(b) A person convicted of two or more violations of sections 88.641 to 88.648 within
three years may not obtain a deleted text beginboughdeleted text end buyer's deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin license for decorative materialsnew text end for three
years deleted text beginfromdeleted text endnew text begin afternew text end the date of the last conviction.

Subd. 4.

deleted text beginForest boughdeleted text endnew text begin Special forest productsnew text end account; disposition of fees.

(a) The
deleted text begin forest boughdeleted text endnew text begin special forest productsnew text end account is established in the state treasury deleted text beginwithindeleted text endnew text begin innew text end the
natural resources fund.

(b) Fees for deleted text beginpermitsdeleted text endnew text begin licensesnew text end issued under this section must be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the deleted text beginforest boughdeleted text endnew text begin special forest productsnew text end account and, except for the
electronic licensing system commission established by the commissioner under section
84.027, subdivision 15, are annually appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources
for costs associated with special forest product information and education programs for
harvesters and buyers.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 90.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Special forest products. new text end

new text begin "Special forest products" means woody and
herbaceous plants, plant parts, seeds, fungus, soil, gravel, and forest substrate for
consumption, decoration, or medicine or for any other specialty use.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 90.195, is amended to read:


90.195 SPECIAL USE AND PRODUCT PERMIT.

(a) The commissioner may issue anew text begin fuelwoodnew text end permit to salvage or cut not to exceed 12
cords of fuelwood per year for personal use from either or both of the following sources:

(1) dead, down, and damaged trees; new text beginor
new text end

(2) other trees that are of negative value under good forest management practices.

new text begin (b) new text endThenew text begin fuelwoodnew text end permitsnew text begin under paragraph (a) new text end may be issued for a period not to exceed
one year. The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end charge a fee for the permit as provided under section
90.041, subdivision 10. The fee deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not exceed the current market value of fuelwood
of similar species, grade, and volume that is being sold in the area where the salvage or
cutting is authorized under the permit.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The commissioner may issue a deleted text beginspecial product permit under section 89.42 for
commercial use, which may include
deleted text endnew text begin permit for harvesting or collectingnew text end incidental volumes
of deleted text beginboughs, gravel, hay, biomass, and other products derived from forest management activitiesdeleted text endnew text begin
special forest products
new text end. The value of the products is the current market value of the products
that are being sold in the area. The permit may be issued for a period not to exceed one yearnew text begin,new text end
and the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end charge a fee for the permit as provided under section
90.041, subdivision 10.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner may issue a special use permit for incidental volumes of timber
from approved right-of-way road clearing across state land deleted text beginfor the purpose of accessingdeleted text endnew text begin to
access
new text end a state timber permit. The permit deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include the volume and value of timber
to be cleared and may be issued for a period not to exceed one year. A presale conference
as required under section 90.151, subdivision 6, must be completed before the start of any
activities under the permit.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 94.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Public sale requirements.

(a) After complying with subdivision 1 deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end before
any public sale of surplus state-owned land is madenew text begin,new text end and at least 30 days before the sale,
the deleted text begincommissioner of natural resources shall publish a notice of the sale in a newspaper of
general distribution in the county in which the real property to be sold is situated. The notice
shall specify the time and place at which the sale will commence, a general description of
the lots or tracts to be offered, and a general statement of the terms of sale. The
deleted text end commissioner
deleted text begin shall alsodeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide electronic notice ofnew text begin thenew text end sale.

(b) The minimum bid for a parcel of land must include the estimated value or appraised
value of the land and any improvements and, if any of the land is valuable for merchantable
timber, the value of the merchantable timber. The minimum bid may include expenses
incurred by the commissioner in rendering the property salable, including survey, appraisal,
legal, advertising, and other expenses.

(c) The purchaser of state land must pay recording fees and the state deed tax.

(d) Except as provided under paragraph (e), parcels remaining unsold after the offering
may be sold to anyone agreeing to pay at least 75 percent of the appraised value. The sale
shall continue until all parcels are sold or until the commissioner orders a reappraisal or
withdraws the remaining parcels from sale.

(e) The commissioner may retain the services of a licensed real estate broker to find a
buyer for parcels remaining unsold after the offering. The sale price may be negotiated by
the broker, but must not be less than 90 percent of the appraised value as determined by the
commissioner. The broker's fee must be established by prior agreement between the
commissioner and the broker and must not exceed ten percent of the sale price for sales of
$10,000 or more. The broker's fee must be paid to the broker from the proceeds of the sale.

(f) Public sales of surplus state-owned land may be conducted through online auctions.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.075, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Deer, bear, and lifetime licenses.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision,
"deer license" means a license issued under section 97A.475, subdivisions 2, clauses (5),
(6), (7), (13), (14), and (15); 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), (4), (10), (11), and (12); and
8, paragraph (b), and licenses issued under section 97B.301, subdivision 4.

(b) deleted text begin$2 from each annual deer license and $2 annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife
trust fund, established in section 97A.4742, for each license issued under section 97A.473,
subdivision 4
, shall
deleted text endnew text begin The following amounts mustnew text end be credited to the deer management account
and deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end appropriated to the commissioner for deer habitat improvement or deer
management programsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, including a computerized licensing system:
new text end

new text begin (1) $16 from each annual deer license issued under section 97A.475, subdivisions 2,
clauses (5), (6), and (7); 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), and (4); and 8, paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) $2 from each annual deer license issued under sections 97A.475, subdivisions 2,
clauses (13), (14), and (15); and 3, paragraph (a), clauses (10), (11), and (12); and 97B.301,
subdivision 4; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $16 annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established under section
97A.4742, for each license issued to a person 18 years of age or older under section 97A.473,
subdivision 4
, and $2 annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund for each license
issued to a person under 18 years of age.
new text end

(c) $1 from each annual deer license and each bear license and $1 annually from the
lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established in section 97A.4742, for each license issued
under section 97A.473, subdivision 4, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be credited to the deer and bear management
account and is appropriated to the commissioner for deer- and bear-management programs,
including a computerized licensing system.

(d) Fifty cents from each deer license is credited to the emergency deer feeding and wild
Cervidae health-management account and is appropriated for emergency deer feeding and
wild Cervidae health management. Money appropriated for emergency deer feeding and
wild Cervidae health management is available until expended.

new text begin (e) new text endWhen the unencumbered balance in the appropriation for emergency deer feeding
and wild Cervidae health management exceeds $2,500,000 at the end of a fiscal year, the
unencumbered balance deleted text beginin excess ofdeleted text endnew text begin overnew text end $2,500,000 is canceled andnew text begin isnew text end available for deer-
and bear-management programs and computerized licensing.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.301, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Permit application and notification fees.

(a) A fee to defray the costs of
receiving, recording, and processing must be paid for a permit application authorized under
this chapter, except for a general permit application, for each request to amend or transfer
an existing permit, and for a notification to request authorization to conduct a project under
a general permit. Fees established under this subdivision, unless specified in paragraph (c),
deleted text begin shall be compliantdeleted text endnew text begin must complynew text end with section 16A.1285.

(b) Proposed projects that require water in excess of 100 million gallons per year must
be assessed fees to recover the costs incurred to evaluate the project and the costs incurred
for environmental review. Fees collected under this paragraph must be credited to an account
in the natural resources fund and are appropriated to the commissioner.

(c) The fee to apply for a permit to appropriate water, in addition to any fee under
paragraph (b), deleted text beginand for a permit to construct or repair a dam that is subject to dam safety
inspection
deleted text end is $150. The application fee for a permit to new text beginconstruct or repair a dam that is
subject to a dam safety inspection, to
new text endwork in public watersnew text begin,new text end or to divert waters for mining
must be at least deleted text begin$150deleted text endnew text begin $300new text end, but not more than deleted text begin$1,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,000new text end. The fee for a notification to
request authorization to conduct a project under a general permit is $100.

Sec. 18.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, section 2, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Water

-0-
1,038,000

$437,000 the second year is from the general
fund and $486,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to meet the increased
demand for technical assistance and review
of municipal water infrastructure projects that
will be generated by increased grant funding
through the Public Facilities Authority. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, deleted text begin2019deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end.

$115,000 the second year is for the working
lands program feasibility study and program
plan. This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2018.

Sec. 19.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, section 3, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Operations Support

1,599,000
3,611,000
Appropriations by Fund
2016
2017
General
1,599,000
3,551,000
Game and Fish
-0-
60,000

$1,599,000 the first year and $2,801,000 the
second year are for legal costs related to the
NorthMet mining project. Of this amount, up
to $1,289,000 the second year may be
transferred to other agencies for legal costs
associated with the NorthMet mining project.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, deleted text begin2019deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end.

$750,000 the second year is for a grant to Wolf
Ridge Environmental Learning Center to
construct a new dormitory, renovate an old
dormitory, construct a maintenance building,
and construct a small classroom building with
parking. The grant is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that an amount sufficient to
complete the project is available from nonstate
sources. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2019.

$60,000 the second year is from the heritage
enhancement account for the department's
Southeast Asian unit to conduct outreach
efforts to the Southeast Asian community in
Minnesota, including outreach efforts to
refugees from Burma, to encourage
participation in outdoor education
opportunities and activities. This is a onetime
appropriation.

Sec. 20.

Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 2, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Remediation

14,670,000
11,669,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
Environmental
688,000
688,000
Remediation
10,766,000
10,765,000
Closed Landfill
Investment
3,000,000
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General
216,000
216,000

(a) All money for environmental response,
compensation, and compliance in the
remediation fund not otherwise appropriated
is appropriated to the commissioners of the
Pollution Control Agency and agriculture for
purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.20, subdivision 2, clauses (1), (2), (3),
(6), and (7). At the beginning of each fiscal
year, the two commissioners shall jointly
submit an annual spending plan to the
commissioner of management and budget that
maximizes the use of resources and
appropriately allocates the money between the
two departments. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2019.

(b) $216,000 the first year and $216,000 the
second year are from the general fund and
$216,000 the first year and $216,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to manage contaminated sediment projects at
multiple sites identified in the St. Louis River
remedial action plan to restore water quality
in the St. Louis River area of concern. This
amount is added to the base for fiscal year
2020 only.

(c) $3,871,000 the first year and $3,870,000
the second year are from the remediation fund
for purposes of the leaking underground
storage tank program to investigate, clean up,
and prevent future releases from underground
petroleum storage tanks, and to the petroleum
remediation program for purposes of vapor
assessment and remediation. These same
annual amounts are transferred from the
petroleum tank fund to the remediation fund.

(d) $252,000 the first year and $252,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
transfer to the commissioner of health for
private water-supply monitoring and health
assessment costs in areas contaminated by
unpermitted mixed municipal solid waste
disposal facilities and drinking water
advisories and public information activities
for areas contaminated by hazardous releases.

(e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.421, $3,000,000 the first year is
from the closed landfill investment fund for
settling obligations with the federal
government, remedial investigations,
feasibility studies, engineering, and
cleanup-related activities for purposes of
environmental response actions at a priority
qualified facility under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115B.406 and 115B.407. By January
15, deleted text begin2018deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end, the commissioner must submit
a status report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over the
environment and natural resources. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, deleted text begin2019deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end.

Sec. 21. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; CARLTON COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land bordering public
water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Carlton County and is described as:
Government Lot 6, Section 1, Township 48 North, Range 19 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Perch Lake and is not contiguous to other state lands. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would be best served if
the land were sold to a federally recognized Indian tribe for land consolidation purposes.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; CASS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Cass County and is described as: Lot 7, Block
1, Dell's Sleepy Hollow, located in Section 22, Township 140 North, Range 29 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Woman Lake and is not contiguous to other state lands. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if
the land were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; KANABEC COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Kanabec County and is described as: that part
of the West 200 feet of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 42 North, Range
23 West, Kanabec County, Minnesota, lying northerly of the centerline of the Snake River.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Snake River and is not contiguous to other state lands. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if
the land were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; OTTER TAIL COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Otter Tail County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin Lots 25, 26, and 27 in Block 2 of Jackson and McKee's Addition, according to the plat
thereof, on file and of record in the Office of the Recorder, Otter Tail County, Minnesota,
less and except that part of said Lot 27 in Block 2 of Jackson and McKee's Addition, Otter
Tail County, Minnesota, South of the line between Government Lots 2 and 3, Section 14,
Township 136, Range 38.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Big Pine Lake and is not contiguous to other state lands. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if
the land were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; WABASHA COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Wabasha County and is described as: Lot 4,
Section 8, Township 109, Range 12, lying and being in the county of Wabasha, State of
Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Zumbro River and is not contiguous to other state lands. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if
the land were returned to private ownership.
new text end