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HF 2323

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

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

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Canisteo Flood
Mitigation Project to mitigate threats to public safety, property, and regional water
quality; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

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

Section 1. new text beginCANISTEO OPEN PIT MINE COMPLEX.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) $5,500,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the commissioner of natural resources for the acquisition of land or easements and
for permitting and construction of publicly owned infrastructure to mitigate the imminent
threat to public safety, property, and regional water quality from the rising water at the
Canisteo open pit mine complex.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may enter into a lease for this project for a term that is consistent
with meeting project needs and Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. A lease entered into
under this subdivision must include a provision that provides for the amendment or
termination of the lease when mining operations are fully permitted to resume in all or part
of the property acquired or improved with state bond proceeds, consistent with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695.
new text end

new text begin (c) Upon substantial completion of the project authorized in this section and after written
notice to the commissioner of management and budget, the commissioner of natural resources
may use any money remaining in this appropriation to engineer, design, and construct water
mitigation infrastructure at the Hill Annex open pit mining complex.
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 $5,500,000 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

Sec. 2. new text beginLEGACY MINE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation. new text end

new text begin The Legacy Mine Management account is established in the
state treasury. The account consists of any money credited or transferred to it by law and
any income earned on money in the account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Appropriation; purpose. new text end

new text begin Money in the account is appropriated to the
commissioner of natural resources and may only be spent for the operation and maintenance
of the water mitigation infrastructure constructed in section 1, to mitigate the threat to public
safety, property, and regional water quality, from the rising water at the Canisteo open pit
mine complex. Any money remaining in the account, not needed for operation and
maintenance of water mitigation infrastructure at the Canisteo open pit mine complex, may
be used by the commissioner to maintain and operate water mitigation infrastructure at the
Hill Annex open pit mining complex.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginTRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin $850,000 is transferred from the general fund in fiscal year 2022 to the Legacy Mine
Management account, created in section 2.
new text end