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HF 2318

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/18/2021 04:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Great River Passage
Learning Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

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

Section 1. new text beginST. PAUL; GREAT RIVER PASSAGE, RIVER LEARNING CENTER.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $3,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund
to the Metropolitan Council for a grant to the city of St. Paul for design, site evaluation,
and site preparation of a River Learning Center project and adjacent site development in
Crosby Farms Regional Park. The project will integrate environmental education, river
access, and river and nature-based recreation, along with increasing safe access to and
awareness by the public of the Mississippi River. The River Learning Center will build on
the history and interconnectedness to the river, create an authentic, signature destination
that positions the state nationally and internationally, improve the quality of life for residents
and visitors, and cultivate a constituency that values the river and will care for it into the
future. This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $3,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
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