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HF 2708

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 01:34pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/25/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a long-term plan for
renovation and use of certain buildings on the Capitol campus.

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

Section 1. new text beginCAPITOL CAMPUS BUILDINGS; LONG-TERM PLAN;
APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $75,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of administration to develop a long-term plan for the use of buildings on the Capitol area
campus. The commissioner may use the appropriation to retain an independent consultant
to conduct the study and develop the long-term plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Until the plan is approved by the Capitol Preservation Commission, no money shall
be spent from an appropriation made on or after the effective date of this section for new
construction, renovation, rehabilitation, or major changes in use or design of the following
buildings: the Capitol, State Office Building, Minnesota Senate Building, Judicial Center,
Administration Building, Veterans Building, Centennial Building, and the Ford Building.
new text end

new text begin (c) The plan must be developed using past studies and reports on the Ford Building and
the information on current use and long-term needs for space gathered from a survey of the
state constitutional officers, the supreme court, and legislators and staff with offices in the
State Office Building.
new text end

new text begin (d) The plan must compare space available in any of the buildings on the Capitol campus
with the space needed and used by the Minnesota Senate and the Minnesota House of
Representatives.
new text end

new text begin (e) The plan must consider the restoration and use of the Ford Building, taking into
account its historic value, and must not consider demolition or use of the space for a parking
lot. The plan must include analysis of the environmental impact of preserving the Ford
Building.
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