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HF 2222

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/12/2014 12:29pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to tourism marketing; appropriating money for Mille Lacs tourism;
amending Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Business and Community
Development

53,642,000
45,407,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
52,942,000
44,707,000
Remediation
700,000
700,000

(a)(1) $15,000,000 each year is for
the Minnesota investment fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731. This
appropriation is available until spent.

(2) Of the amount available under clause
(1), up to $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2014
is for a loan to facilitate initial investment
in the purchase and operation of a
biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
This loan is not subject to the loan limitations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731,
and shall be forgiven by the commissioner
of employment and economic development
upon verification of meeting performance
goals. Purchases related to and for the
purposes of this loan award must be made
between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015.
The amount under this clause is available
until expended.

(3) Of the amount available under clause (1),
up to $2,000,000 is available for subsequent
investment in the biopharmaceutical facility
project in clause (2). The amount under this
clause is available until expended. Loan
thresholds under clause (2) must be achieved
and maintained to receive funding. Loans
are not subject to the loan limitations under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, and
shall be forgiven by the commissioner of
employment and economic development
upon verification of meeting performance
goals. Purchases related to and for the
purposes of loan awards must be made during
the biennium the loan was received.

(4) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
the biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility
in this paragraph shall be deemed eligible
for the Minnesota job creation fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8748,
by having at least $25,000,000 in capital
investment and 190 retained employees.

(5) For purposes of clauses (1) to (4),
"biopharmaceutical" and "biologics" are
interchangeable and mean medical drugs
or medicinal preparations produced using
technology that uses biological systems,
living organisms, or derivatives of living
organisms, to make or modify products or
processes for specific use. The medical drugs
or medicinal preparations include but are not
limited to proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids,
and vaccines.

(b) $12,000,000 each year is for the
Minnesota job creation fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116J.8748. Of this amount,
the commissioner of employment and
economic development may use up to three
percent for administrative expenses. This
appropriation is available until spent. The
base funding for this program shall be
$12,500,000 each year in the fiscal year
2016-2017 biennium.

(c) $1,272,000 each year is from the
general fund for contaminated site cleanup
and development grants under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
appropriation is available until expended.

(d) $700,000 each year is from the
remediation fund for contaminated site
cleanup and development grants under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
116J.558. This appropriation is available
until expended.

(e) $1,425,000 the first year and $1,425,000
the second year are from the general fund for
the business development competitive grant
program. Of this amount, up to five percent
is for administration and monitoring of the
business development competitive grant
program. All grant awards shall be for two
consecutive years. Grants shall be awarded
in the first year.

(f) $4,195,000 each year is from the general
fund for the Minnesota job skills partnership
program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
116L.01 to 116L.17. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available. This
appropriation is available until spent.

(g) $6,000,000 the first year is from the
general fund for the redevelopment program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until spent.

(h) $12,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to the Upper Minnesota Film
Office.

(i) $325,000 each year is from the general
fund for the Minnesota Film and TV Board.
The appropriation in each year is available
only upon receipt by the board of $1 in
matching contributions of money or in-kind
contributions from nonstate sources for every
$3 provided by this appropriation, except that
each year up to $50,000 is available on July
1 even if the required matching contribution
has not been received by that date.

(j) $100,000 each year is for a grant to the
Northern Lights International Music Festival.

(k) $5,000,000 deleted text begineachdeleted text endnew text begin the firstnew text end year deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin and
$4,900,000 the second year are
new text end from the
general fund for a grant to the Minnesota
Film and TV Board for the film production
jobs program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116U.26. This appropriation is
available until expended. The base funding
for this program shall be $1,500,000 each
year in the fiscal year 2016-2017 biennium.

(l) $375,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.,
for the small business growth acceleration
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116O.115. This is a onetime appropriation.

(m) $160,000 each year is from the general
fund for a grant to develop and implement
a southern and southwestern Minnesota
initiative foundation collaborative pilot
project. Funds available under this paragraph
must be used to support and develop
entrepreneurs in diverse populations in
southern and southwestern Minnesota. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until expended.

(n) $100,000 each year is from the general
fund for the Center for Rural Policy
and Development. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(o) $250,000 each year is from the general
fund for the Broadband Development Office.

(p) $250,000 the first year is from the
general fund for a onetime grant to the St.
Paul Planning and Economic Development
Department for neighborhood stabilization
use in NSP3.

(q) $1,235,000 the first year is from the
general fund for a onetime grant to a city
of the second class that is designated as an
economically depressed area by the United
States Department of Commerce. The
appropriation is for economic development,
redevelopment, and job creation programs
and projects. This appropriation is available
until expended.

(r) $875,000 each year is from the general
fund for the Host Community Economic
Development Program established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.548.

(s) $750,000 the first year is from the general
fund for a onetime grant to the city of Morris
for loans or grants to agricultural processing
facilities for energy efficiency improvements.
Funds available under this section shall be
used to increase conservation and promote
energy efficiency through retrofitting existing
systems and installing new systems to
recover waste heat from industrial processes
and reuse energy. This appropriation is not
available until the commissioner determines
that at least $1,250,000 is committed to
the project from nonpublic sources. This
appropriation is available until expended.

Sec. 2. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall adjust fund totals and make technical changes to Laws
2013, chapter 85, article 1, to reflect the appropriation adjustment in section 1.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginMILLE LACS TOURISM COUNCIL.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 in fiscal year 2014 is appropriated from the general fund to Explore
Minnesota Tourism for a grant to the Mille Lacs Tourism Council for redesign of advertising
and marketing activities related to tourism promotion in the Mille Lacs lake area.
new text end