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HF 2786

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/31/2016 04:28pm

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 state parks, recreation
areas, and trails rehabilitation; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

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

Section 1. new text beginSTATE PARK, RECREATION AREA, AND TRAIL
REHABILITATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Asset preservation statewide. new text end

new text begin $40,000,000 is appropriated from the
bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of natural resources for natural resources asset
preservation and replacement under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946, for state parks
established under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.012, state recreation areas established
under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.013, and state trails established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Itasca State Park renovations. new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 is appropriated from the
bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of natural resources to renovate Itasca State
Park. The renovation may include: reforestation; relocation, replacement, rehabilitation,
and upgrading of infrastructure, including roads and parking areas, walkways, bicycle
paths, water, sewer, storm water, and utilities; ADA and other code compliance and safety
related improvements; renovation and restoration of buildings; a new dock system; and
installation of renewable energy systems for the park to offset the energy use of the park.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State park campground renovations. new text end

new text begin $7,000,000 is appropriated from
the bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of natural resources to renovate state park
campgrounds statewide. This appropriation may be used for the following types of
projects: replace and upgrade shower and toilet buildings to address ADA, code, and
safety issues; upgrade substandard electrical service, water, and wastewater utilities;
upgrade sidewalks and parking to meet accessibility code; redesign campground layouts
to comply with current storm water management best practices and regulations; repave
campground roads; lengthen campground spurs to accommodate modern vehicles while
still ensuring adequate screening between sites; and update building lighting and heating
systems with low energy technologies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Prairie restoration. new text end

new text begin $500,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the commissioner of natural resources to continue prairie restoration projects
in state parks, state recreation areas, and along state trails. The appropriation includes
funding for projects in the following state parks: Glacial Lakes, Lake Bronson, Big Stone
Lake, Blue Mounds, Camden, Sibley, and Upper Sioux Agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. 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 $57,500,000 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