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HF 2498

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/14/2019 02:10pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/14/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for Minnesota Historical Society.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
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new text begin (a) $9,425,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $9,425,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated
from the arts and cultural heritage fund to the governing board of the Minnesota Historical
Society for statewide historic and cultural grants to local, county, regional, or other historical
or cultural organizations or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
Money must be distributed through a competitive grant process. The Minnesota Historical
Society must administer the money using established grant mechanisms, with assistance
from the advisory committee created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 4, section 2,
subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item (ii).
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new text begin (b) $9,425,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $9,425,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated
from the arts and cultural heritage fund to the governing board of the Minnesota Historical
Society for historic and cultural programs and purposes related to the heritage of the state.
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new text begin (c) $3,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $3,500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated
from the arts and cultural heritage fund to the governing board of the Minnesota Historical
Society for history partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the
Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and
cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
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new text begin (d) $750,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $750,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the arts and cultural heritage fund to the governing board of the Minnesota Historical Society
for one or more contracts to be competitively awarded to conduct statewide surveys or
investigations of Minnesota's sites of historical, archeological, and cultural significance.
Results of the surveys or investigations must be published in a searchable form and available
to the public on a cost-free basis. The Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of the State
Archeologist, the Indian Affairs Council, and the State Historic Preservation Office must
each appoint a representative to an oversight board to select contractors and direct the
conduct of the surveys or investigations. The oversight board must consult with the
Department of Transportation and Department of Natural Resources.
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new text begin (e) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the arts and cultural heritage fund to the governing board of the Minnesota Historical Society
for a digital library project to preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota images, documents,
and historical materials. The Minnesota Historical Society must cooperate with the Minitex
interlibrary loan system and must jointly share this appropriation for these purposes.
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new text begin (f) Grant agreements entered into by the Minnesota Historical Society and other recipients
of appropriations under this section must ensure that the money is used to supplement, not
substitute for, traditional sources of funding. Money directly appropriated to the Minnesota
Historical Society must be used to supplement, not substitute for, traditional sources of
funding. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the amounts are available
until June 30, 2023, for historic preservation projects that improve historical structures.
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new text begin (g) The appropriations in this section are onetime. Any unencumbered balance remaining
under this section in the first year does not cancel, but is available for the second year of
the biennium.
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