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HF 2490

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/11/2019 12:24pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; establishing a grant program for skate parks throughout
the state; authorizing the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission to build skate
parks; appropriating money; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 240A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [240A.20] PROMOTING CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION OF
PUBLIC SKATE PARKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "skate" means wheeled,
nonmotorized recreation, including skateboarding, roller blading, and roller skating, and
not including cycling or biking.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Promotion of public skate parks. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission
shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop new statewide public skate parks; and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide matching grants to local units of government for public skate parks based
on the criteria in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Criteria for grants to local units of government for public skate parks. new text end

new text begin (a)
The commission shall administer a site selection process for the skate parks. The commission
shall invite proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities. A proposal for a skate
park must include matching contributions including in-kind contributions of land, access
roadways and access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services, landscaping,
and parking.
new text end

new text begin (b) The location for all proposed facilities must be in areas of maximum demonstrated
interest and must maximize accessibility to an arterial highway, transit, or pedestrian or
bike path.
new text end

new text begin (c) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities must be dispersed equitably, must be
located to maximize potential for full utilization, must accommodate noncompetitive family
and community skating for all ages, and must encourage use of skate parks by a diverse
population.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commission will give priority to proposals that come from more than one local
government unit.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commission may also use the money to upgrade, rehabilitate, or renovate current
facilities.
new text end

new text begin (f) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants must be awarded to communities in
greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (g) A grant for a new facility may not exceed $250,000 unless the grantee demonstrates
that the facility will have a regional or statewide draw.
new text end

new text begin (h) Grant money may be used to upgrade existing facilities to comply with the bleacher
safety requirements of section 326B.112.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Technical assistance. new text end

new text begin To the extent possible, the commission shall provide
technical assistance on skate park planning, design, and operation to communities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Agreements with local governments and cooperative purchasing
agreements.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission may enter into agreements
with local units of government and provide financial assistance in the form of grants for the
construction of skate parks that, in the determination of the commission, conform to its
criteria.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commission may enter into cooperative purchasing agreements under section
471.59 with local governments to purchase skate park equipment and services through state
contracts. The cooperative skate park equipment purchasing revolving fund is a separate
account in the state treasury. The commission may charge a fee to cover the commission's
administrative expenses to government units that have joint or cooperative purchasing
agreements with the state under section 471.59. The fees collected must be deposited in the
revolving fund established by this subdivision. Money in the fund is appropriated to the
commission to administer the programs and services covered by this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin General obligation special tax bonds for skate parks. new text end

new text begin State general obligation
bonds issued to finance the construction of the skate parks provided for in this section may
be general obligation special tax bonds under section 16A.661 and debt service on the bonds
may be paid from sports and health club sales tax revenue as provided in section 16A.661,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b).
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 beginGENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the general fund to the Minnesota
Amateur Sports Commission to contract with a qualified nonprofit organization to establish
criteria to evaluate skate park proposals for receiving grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 240A.20; to provide technical advice to local units of government or the Minnesota
Amateur Sports Commission about the development, design, construction, and maintenance
of a skate park; and for grants to local units of government to promote the use of skate parks
by a diverse population.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOND PROCEEDS APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,500,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the Minnesota Amateur
Sports Commission for up to ten grants of up to $250,000 each, under Minnesota Statutes,
section 240A.20, subdivision 2, clause (2).
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,750,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the Minnesota Amateur
Sports Commission for up to five grants of up to $750,000 each, under Minnesota Statutes,
section 240A.20, subdivision 2, clause (2), for skate parks with regional impact.
new text end

new text begin (c) $2,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the Minnesota Amateur
Sports Commission for a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.20, subdivision 2,
clause (1), for a skate park that has a statewide draw.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOND SALE.
new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the
commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount
up to $8,250,000 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