Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

HF 225

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/21/2021 01:00pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11
2.12
2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18
2.19

A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing the emergency infrastructure repair and
replacement account for loans and grants to local governments for infrastructure
damaged in disasters; requiring a report; transferring money; appropriating money;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 12B.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [12B.48] EMERGENCY INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR AND
REPLACEMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) An emergency infrastructure repair and replacement account is created in the special
revenue fund in the state treasury. Money in the account is appropriated to the director to
provide loans and grants up to $20,000,000 to local governments for repair or reconstruction
of critical infrastructure affected by a disaster. The director must develop criteria and
guidelines for awarding the loans or grants and must prioritize awarding money for
infrastructure projects that will improve public safety or provide necessary access to other
areas affected by the disaster.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 12A.16, subdivision 1a, the application and claims procedures
in sections 12B.40 and 12B.45, or any other law to the contrary, within 14 days of a local
government's request for a loan or grant under this subdivision, the director, or the director's
representative, must conduct a site inspection to verify the severity of the damage and, in
consultation with the commissioner of transportation, award the loan or grant.
new text end

new text begin (c) After receiving the loan or grant, the local government must comply with the
application, claims, and audit procedures required by this chapter. Within 180 days of
completion of the infrastructure project, the local government must repay its share of eligible
costs as required under section 12B.35 to the account.
new text end

new text begin (d) By January 15 of each year, the commissioner of management and budget must
submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee detailing the emergency
infrastructure appropriations and expenditures under this subdivision during the previous
calendar year.
new text end

new text begin (e) The emergency infrastructure repair and replacement account shall maintain a
minimum balance of $100,000,000. The amount required to maintain the minimum balance
is transferred annually from the budget reserve account under section 16A.152, subdivision
1a.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2. new text beginEMERGENCY INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
ACCOUNT; TRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 is transferred from the budget reserve account under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.152, subdivision 1a, to the emergency infrastructure repair
and replacement account under Minnesota Statutes, section 12B.48. This is a onetime
transfer.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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