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HF 3096

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/15/2008

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and better
public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain
conditions; authorizing the sale of state bonds; establishing new programs and
modifying existing programs; cancelling and modifying previous appropriations;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 16B.335,
subdivision 2; 116J.423, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2005, chapter 20, article
1, sections 7, subdivision 21; 17; 23, subdivision 16; Laws 2006, chapter 258,
sections 7, subdivisions 11, 22; 21, subdivision 6; 23, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1. new text beginCAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are appropriated from
the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated,
to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as
authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (a), to acquire
and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of the capital nature,
or as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j),
or article XIV. Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations in this act are available until
the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY
new text end
new text begin University of Minnesota
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 129,333,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
new text end
new text begin 128,675,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota State Academies
new text end
new text begin 6,017,000
new text end
new text begin Perpich Center for Arts Education
new text end
new text begin 999,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 67,500,000
new text end
new text begin Pollution Control Agency
new text end
new text begin 24,605,000
new text end
new text begin Board of Water and Soil Resources
new text end
new text begin 30,020,000
new text end
new text begin Zoological Garden
new text end
new text begin 7,500,000
new text end
new text begin Administration
new text end
new text begin 39,422,000
new text end
new text begin Military Affairs
new text end
new text begin 8,000,000
new text end
new text begin Public Safety
new text end
new text begin 8,655,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation
new text end
new text begin 325,410,000
new text end
new text begin Metropolitan Council
new text end
new text begin 97,075,000
new text end
new text begin Human Services
new text end
new text begin 9,500,000
new text end
new text begin Veterans Affairs
new text end
new text begin 42,061,000
new text end
new text begin Corrections
new text end
new text begin 32,000,000
new text end
new text begin Employment and Economic Development
new text end
new text begin 96,483,000
new text end
new text begin Public Facilities Authority
new text end
new text begin 46,400,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota Historical Society
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Sale Expenses
new text end
new text begin 1,050,000
new text end
new text begin Cancellations
new text end
new text begin (17,262,000)
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,088,443,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (General Fund Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 964,878,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (User Financed Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 29,262,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (Trunk Highway Fund Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 78,080,000
new text end
new text begin State Transportation Fund
new text end
new text begin 255,000,000
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 16,223,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Cancellations
new text end
new text begin (17,262,000)
new text end
new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 129,333,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the purposes specified in
this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Higher Education Asset Preservation
and Replacement (HEAPR)
new text end

new text begin 40,000,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Science Teaching Student Services
new text end

new text begin 48,333,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip a
new science teaching and student services
building on the Twin Cities campus near
the Washington Avenue Bridge. This
appropriation includes money to demolish
the existing science classroom building and
to construct infrastructure required to serve
the new building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Civil Engineering Addition
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip
an addition to Voss-Kovach Hall on the
University of Minnesota Duluth campus for
the Department of Civil Engineering. The
addition will include teaching laboratories,
research laboratories, classrooms, and
administrative offices.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Community Services Building
Renovation
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip
a renovation of the Community Services
Building on the University of Minnesota
Morris campus to serve as the campus
gateway center. This appropriation includes
money to improve infrastructure required to
serve the renovated building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Folwell Hall
new text end

new text begin 26,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip a
renovation of Folwell Hall on the University
of Minnesota Twin Cities campus to better
serve language instruction and to house the
university's writing programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin University Share
new text end

new text begin Except for Higher Education Asset
Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR)
under subdivision 2, the appropriations in this
section are intended to cover approximately
two-thirds of the cost of each project. The
remaining costs must be paid from university
sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations
new text end

new text begin Upon substantial completion of a project
authorized in this section and after written
notice to the commissioner of finance, the
Board of Regents must use any money
remaining in the appropriation for that
project for HEAPR under Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046. The Board of
Regents must report by February 1 of each
even-numbered year to the chairs of the house
and senate committees with jurisdiction over
capital investments and higher education
finance, and to the chairs of the house Ways
and Means and Finance Committees and
the senate Finance Committee, on how the
remaining money has been allocated or spent.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 128,675,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities for purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Higher Education Asset Preservation
and Replacement
new text end

new text begin 40,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
135A.046.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Minnesota State University Mankato
new text end

new text begin 25,500,000
new text end

new text begin Trafton Science Center Renovation
new text end

new text begin To construct, furnish, and equip a renovation
of south and center sections of Trafton
Science Center on the Minnesota State
University Mankato campus. This
appropriation includes funding to renovate
the roof, exterior masonry, and outdoor plaza.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin St. Cloud State University
new text end

new text begin 14,800,000
new text end

new text begin Brown Science Hall Renovation
new text end

new text begin To complete design, construct, furnish, and
equip a renovation of Brown Science Hall
on the St. Cloud State University campus
for classrooms and other instructional and
ancillary spaces. This appropriation includes
funding to reglaze the existing skyway from
the building and to construct a new skyway
to Centennial Hall.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin St. Paul College
new text end

new text begin 13,500,000
new text end

new text begin Transportation and Applied Technology
Lab
new text end

new text begin To construct, furnish, and equip the
renovation of classrooms, the transportation,
and applied technology and trades
laboratories on the ground floor, and an
expansion of the truck mechanics shop at St.
Paul College.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Bemidji State University
new text end

new text begin 8,900,000
new text end

new text begin Sattgast Science Building Addition and
Renovation
new text end

new text begin To construct, furnish, and equip an addition
to and renovation of the Sattgast Science
Building on the Bemidji State University
campus for biology and chemistry labs,
science classrooms, and associated spaces.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Normandale Community College
new text end

new text begin 7,000,000
new text end

new text begin Classroom Addition and Renovation
new text end

new text begin To complete design, construct, furnish, and
equip an addition to and renovation of the
Health and Wellness Building at Normandale
Community College for general classrooms,
and to renovate physical education spaces.
This appropriation includes funding to install
an elevator to make the building ADA
accessible.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Inver Hills Community College
new text end

new text begin 13,200,000
new text end

new text begin Classroom Addition and Renovation
new text end

new text begin To construct, furnish, and equip a classroom
addition to and renovation of the Fine Arts
Building at Inver Hills Community College,
to include classrooms, teaching labs, and a
renovated auditorium. This appropriation
includes funding to demolish obsolete space
in the building. College funds may be added
to this appropriation up to a total project cost
of $13,450,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Systemwide Science Lab Initiatives
new text end

new text begin 5,775,000
new text end

new text begin To design, renovate, furnish, and equip
teaching laboratories and classrooms for
science and applied technology at campuses
statewide. Campuses may use nonstate
funds to increase the size of the projects.
This appropriation may be used at the
following campuses: Alexandria Technical
College; Anoka Technical College; Anoka
Ramsey Community College; Bemidji State
University; Central Lakes College, Brainerd;
Century College; Inver Hills Community
College; Hennepin Technical College,
Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie; Northeast
Higher Education District Vermilion
Community College; and Ridgewater
Community Technical College.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Debt Service
new text end

new text begin (a) The board shall pay the debt service on
one-third of the principal amount of state
bonds sold to finance projects authorized by
this section, except for higher education asset
preservation and replacement (HEAPR),
and except that, where a nonstate match
is required, the debt service is due on a
principal amount equal to one-third of the
total project cost, less the match committed
before the bonds are sold. After each sale of
general obligation bonds, the commissioner
of finance shall notify the board of the
amounts assessed for each year of the life of
the bonds.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of finance shall reduce
the board's assessment each year by one-third
of the net income from investment of general
obligation bond proceeds in proportion to the
amount of principal and interest otherwise
required to be paid by the board. The board
shall pay its resulting net assessment to the
commissioner of finance by December 1 each
year. If the board fails to make a payment
when due, the commissioner of finance
shall reduce allotments for appropriations
from the general fund otherwise available
to the board and apply the amount of the
reduction to cover the missed debt service
payment. The commissioner of finance
shall credit the payments received from the
board to the bond debt service account in
the state bond fund each December 1 before
money is transferred from the general fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641,
subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations
new text end

new text begin (a) Upon substantial completion of a project
authorized in this section and after written
notice to the commissioner of finance, the
Board of Trustees must use any money
remaining in the appropriation for that
project for HEAPR under Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046. The Board of
Trustees must report by February 1 of each
even-numbered year to the chairs of the house
and senate committees with jurisdiction over
capital investments and higher education
finance, and to the chairs of the house Ways
and Means and Finance Committees and
the senate Finance Committee, on how the
remaining money has been allocated or spent.
new text end

new text begin (b) The unspent portion of an appropriation
for a project in this section that is complete,
is available for higher education asset
preservation and replacement under this
subdivision, at the same campus as the
project for which the original appropriation
was made and the debt service requirements
under subdivision 10 is reduced accordingly.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,017,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 2,716,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation on both campuses of
the academies, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Mott Hall Vocational Renovation
new text end

new text begin 3,301,000
new text end

new text begin (a) To predesign, design, construct, furnish,
and equip a renovation of Mott Hall to
provide classroom studios, workshops,
related spaces, and necessary building
infrastructure upgrades for the academy to
provide updated vocational education to
students.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to its powers under Minnesota
Statutes, section 125A.64, the board of
the Minnesota State Academies may enter
into agreements with Shattuck-St. Mary's
to provide vocational programming in the
renovated building, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginPERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS
EDUCATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 999,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Master Plan Update and Predesign
new text end

new text begin 206,000
new text end

new text begin To predesign facilities and projects in
conjunction with an update to the campus
master plan for the Perpich Center for Arts
Education. The predesign must address
the possible removal of the existing Alpha
building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 355,000
new text end

new text begin For campus asset preservation at the Perpich
Center for Arts Education, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Delta Dorm Windows Project
new text end

new text begin 385,000
new text end

new text begin For a whole-building window replacement
project of the Delta Dormitory building
on the Perpich Center for Arts Education
campus.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Storage Building
new text end

new text begin 53,000
new text end

new text begin To construct a prefabricated storage and
workshop building, and connect utilities to it,
next to the existing maintenance and boiler
room.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginNATURAL RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 67,500,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of natural resources for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are
subject to the requirements of the natural
resources capital improvement program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.12,
unless this section or the statutes referred
to in this section provide more specific
standards, criteria, or priorities for projects
than Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Vermilion State Park Acquisition and
Development
new text end

new text begin .......
new text end

new text begin To acquire land for Lake Vermillion State
Park, and to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip park facilities for the
development of the park. Debt service on the
bonds sold to acquire and develop the park
is annually appropriated and must be paid
from the environment and natural resources
trust fund to the commissioner of finance
as required by Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.643.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants
new text end

new text begin 15,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the state share of flood hazard
mitigation grants for publicly owned capital
improvements to prevent or alleviate flood
damage under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.161.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall determine project
priorities as appropriate, based on need. To
the extent that the cost of a project in Ada,
Breckenridge, Browns Valley, Crookston,
Dawson, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Oakport
Township, or Roseau exceeds two percent
of the median household income in the
municipality multiplied by the number
of households in the municipality, this
appropriation is also for the local share of the
project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Dam Renovation and Removal
new text end new text begin new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin To renovate or remove publicly owned dams.
The commissioner shall determine project
priorities as appropriate under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 103G.511 and 103G.515.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Ground Water Monitoring and
Observation Wells
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To install new ground water level observation
wells to monitor and assess ground water for
water supply planning. This appropriation
may also be used to seal existing obsolete
monitoring wells that are no longer
functional.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Wildlife Area Land Acquisition and
Improvement
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire land for wildlife management area
purposes and for improvements of a capital
nature to develop, protect, or improve habitat
and facilities on wildlife management areas
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Forest Land Easements
new text end

new text begin 9,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire fee titles and easements on private
forest lands. The easements must guarantee
public access, including hunting and fishing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Shoreline and Aquatic Habitat
Acquisition (AMA)
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire land and interests in land for
aquatic management areas and to make
public improvements and betterments of a
capital nature to aquatic management areas
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 14.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin State Forest Land Reforestation
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin To meet the reforestation requirements
of Minnesota Statutes, section 89.002,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Native Prairie Conservation and
Protection
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire native prairie bank fee titles and
easements under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.96, to develop and restore certain tracts of
prairie bank lands for which the easement is
permanent, and to acquire native prairie for
scientific and natural areas, and for the native
prairie protection and improvements of a
capital nature in scientific and natural areas in
the prairie region under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin RIM Critical Habitat Match
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin To provide the state match for the critical
habitat private sector matching account under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.943.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Scientific and Natural Area
Acquisition and Development
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire land for scientific and natural
areas and for protection and improvements of
a capital nature to scientific and natural areas
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033
and 86A.05, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Fish Hatchery Improvements
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To renovate fish culture facilities at
hatcheries owned by the state and operated
by the commissioner of natural resources
under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.045,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Water Control Structures
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin To rehabilitate or replace water control
structures used to manage shallow lakes and
wetlands for waterfowl habitat on wildlife
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or for the
purposes of public water reserves under
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.101; or
structures on other waters under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.505.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin State Trail Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin To rehabilitate or renovate state trails under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Water Access Acquisition,
Development, and Fishing Piers
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For public water access acquisition,
construction, and renovation projects of a
capital nature on lakes and rivers, fishing
piers, and shoreline access under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 9.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin State Park Rehabilitation and
Development
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin To rehabilitate and develop facilities in state
parks and state recreation areas in accordance
with a master plan required under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.09.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Drill Core Library and Field Office
Renovation
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip an
addition to the minerals drill core library
facility in Hibbing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Statewide Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the renovation of state-owned facilities
operated by the commissioner of natural
resources, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. The
commissioner may use this appropriation
to replace buildings if that is the most
cost-effective method of renovation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Forest Roads and Bridges
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For reconstruction, resurfacing, replacement,
and construction of state forest roads and
bridges under Minnesota Statutes, section
89.002.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations.
new text end

new text begin The unspent portion of an appropriation, but
not to exceed ten percent of the appropriation,
for a project in this section that is complete,
other than an appropriation for flood hazard
mitigation, is available for asset preservation.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation
to the unspent amount transferred for asset
preservation.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,605,000
new text end

new text begin To the Pollution Control Agency for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Closed Landfill Program
new text end

new text begin 15,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design and construct remedial systems
and acquire land at landfills throughout the
state in accordance with the closed landfill
program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
115B.39 to 115B.42.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Capital Assistance Program
new text end

new text begin 9,605,000
new text end

new text begin For the solid waste capital assistance grants
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.54.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 30,020,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Water and Soil Resources
for the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin RIM Reserve Program
new text end

new text begin 21,800,000
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $1,800,000 is from the
general fund to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin To acquire conservation easements from
landowners to restore and preserve wetlands
and riparian lands in order to protect soil
and water quality and to support fish and
wildlife habitat and other public benefits.
The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, apply to this appropriation, except
that the board may establish alternative
payment rates for easements and practices to
establish native vegetation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Wetland Replacement Due to Public
Road Projects
new text end

new text begin 4,920,000
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $720,000 is from the
general fund to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin To acquire land for wetland restoration or
preservation to replace wetlands drained or
filled as a result of the repair, rehabilitation,
reconstruction, or replacement of existing
public roads as required by Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1,
paragraphs (l) and (m).
new text end

new text begin The purchase price paid for acquisition
of land, fee, or perpetual easement must
be the fair market value as determined
by the board. The board may enter into
agreements with the federal government,
other state agencies, political subdivisions,
and nonprofit organizations or fee owners to
acquire land and restore and create wetlands
and to acquire existing wetland banking
credits. Acquisition of or the conveyance
of land may be in the name of the political
subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin RIM Clean Energy
new text end

new text begin 3,300,000
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $300,000 is from the
general fund to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin For a pilot project of a capital nature under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.518,
to acquire land in fee title or through
easement and to improve the land in order
to demonstrate the technical and economic
feasibility of developing biofuels using
native plant species. The provisions of
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, apply
to this appropriation, except that the board
may establish alternative payment rates for
easements and practices to establish native
vegetation.
new text end

new text begin The board shall annually report project
progress and results to the house and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
policy and budget.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginMINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL
GARDEN
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,500,000
new text end

new text begin For capital asset preservation improvements
and betterments, to be spent in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginADMINISTRATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 39,422,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin DOT Exterior Renovation
new text end

new text begin 18,197,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund to
renovate the exterior of the Department of
Transportation Building at 395 John Ireland
Boulevard in St. Paul.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Property Acquisition
new text end

new text begin 2,325,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire property at 639 Jackson Street in
St. Paul adjacent to the Harold E. Stassen
Building, to demolish existing structures
on the property, and to develop temporary
parking on the site and adjacent areas.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin State Capitol Building Restoration
new text end

new text begin 15,400,000
new text end

new text begin (a) For asset preservation of the State
Capitol Building, including but not limited
to: site work to stabilize the plaza; repair,
replacement, and stabilization of the
building's exterior envelope; replacement
of air handling units at risk of failure; and
projects to improve interior emergency
lighting, dome lighting, and catwalks.
new text end

new text begin (b) Of this appropriation, $2,000,000 is for
predesign and to continue design of a phased
full restoration of the Capitol building. The
predesign work must also include analysis of
options for moving some functions currently
located in the building to alternate locations.
new text end

new text begin (c) The appropriation in paragraph (b)
is added to the funding provided to the
commissioner by Laws 2006, chapter 258,
section 13, to continue design work to restore
the Capitol building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Capital Asset Preservation and
Replacement Account (CAPRA)
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.632.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Predesign for State EOC, DPS/DOC
Building
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) To predesign a new state emergency
operations center. The predesign must
consider the potential benefits of colocating
this center with a new National Guard joint
force headquarters and emergency operations
center.
new text end

new text begin (b) If other funding is available or if this
appropriation is not fully spent to complete
the predesign under paragraph (a), the
unspent portion of this appropriation may be
used to predesign a colocated headquarters
for the Departments of Public Safety and
Corrections.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginMILITARY AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the adjutant general for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 5,500,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at military
affairs facilities statewide, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Facility Life Safety Improvements
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For life safety improvements and to correct
code deficiencies at military affairs facilities
statewide, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Facility ADA Compliance
new text end

new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin For Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) alterations to existing National
Guard Training and Community Centers in
locations throughout the state, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations.
new text end

new text begin The unspent portion of an appropriation for
a project under this section that has been
completed may be used for any other purpose
permitted under Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,655,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration
or other named agency for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Public Safety Training Facilities
new text end

new text begin 8,655,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Of this appropriation, $5,000,000 is to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip Phase 1 of a Homeland Security
and Emergency Management training and
exercising center at Camp Ripley, including
a simulated emergency operations center and
field training structures such as collapsed
structures. Any unspent portion of this
appropriation may be used to begin predesign
for Phase 2 of this project.
new text end

new text begin (b) Of this appropriation, $3,655,000 is to
the commissioner of public safety for a grant
to Olmsted County to construct a regional
specialized training center for southeastern
Minnesota, located in Olmsted County. The
facility must include a live burn training
simulator, a driving range, and a weapons
training facility. The center will meet the
objectives laid out in statewide master
plans for fire and law enforcement training
facilities or by subsequent work groups.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of finance has determined that
at least an equal amount has been committed
from nonstate sources.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginTRANSPORTATION
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 325,410,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of transportation for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Local Bridge Replacement and
Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin 225,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the state transportation fund as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50, to match federal money and to
replace or rehabilitate local deficient bridges.
Political subdivisions may use grants made
under this subdivision to construct or
reconstruct bridges, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) matching federal-aid grants to construct
or reconstruct key bridges;
new text end

new text begin (2) paying the costs of preliminary
engineering and environmental studies
authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50, subdivision 6a;
new text end

new text begin (3) paying the costs to abandon an existing
bridge that is deficient and in need of
replacement, but where no replacement will
be made; and
new text end

new text begin (4) paying the costs to construct a road
or street to facilitate the abandonment
of an existing bridge determined by
the commissioner to be deficient, if the
commissioner determines that construction
of the road or street is more cost efficient
than the replacement of the existing bridge.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Local Road Improvement Program
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the state transportation fund as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50.
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $15,000,000 is for
grants to statutory or home rule charter cities,
towns, or counties under Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.52, subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $15,000,000 is for
grants to counties under Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.52, subdivision 4a.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Urban Partnership Agreement
new text end

new text begin 33,778,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Of this appropriation, $9,000,000 is from
the general fund for expenses related to
technology improvements, telecommuting,
and outreach efforts for the Urban Partnership
Agreement. This appropriation is onetime
and is available until June 30, 2011.
new text end

new text begin (b) Of this appropriation, $24,778,000 is
from the bond proceeds account in the
trunk highway fund for trunk highway
improvements necessary to implement the
Urban Partnership Agreement. $400,000 of
the appropriation under this paragraph is
for construction of a transit-only lane from
marked Trunk Highway 77 to marked Trunk
Highway 62.
new text end

new text begin (c) The appropriation under this subdivision
is not available until the United States
Department of Transportation authorizes
funding under the Urban Partnership
Agreement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Mankato District Headquarters
new text end

new text begin 23,983,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund to
design, construct, furnish, and equip a
new Department of Transportation district
headquarters facility in Mankato.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Chaska Truck Station
new text end

new text begin 8,649,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund to
design, construct, furnish, and equip a new
Department of Transportation truck station
in Chaska.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Design for Rochester and Maple
Grove Truck Stations
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund for
predesign and design of improvements to the
Rochester truck station and for predesign and
design of a new truck station in Maple Grove.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin St. Cloud Regional Airport
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of St. Cloud to acquire
land adjacent to the St. Cloud Regional
Airport.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 97,075,000
new text end

new text begin To the Metropolitan Council for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Central Corridor Light Rail Transit
new text end

new text begin 70,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) For one or more of the following activities
for the Central Corridor light rail transit line
that will connect downtown Minneapolis with
downtown St. Paul: preliminary engineering,
final design, property acquisition, including
improvements and betterments of a capital
nature, relocation of utilities owned by public
entities, and construction. No more than
$20,000,000 of the appropriation may be
used for preliminary engineering.
new text end

new text begin (b) The appropriation in this subdivision
is not available until the commissioner of
finance has determined that the Hennepin
County Regional Rail Authority and the
Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority
have each adopted, by August 1, 2008, a
resolution committing to fund one-third
of the local and state share of funding for
complete Central Corridor light rail transit
line capital project costs.
new text end

new text begin (c) Except for the amount available for
preliminary engineering, this appropriation
is not available to fund any of the
activities listed in paragraph (a) until the
commissioner of finance has determined
that the Metropolitan Council, the Hennepin
County Regional Rail Authority, and the
Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority
have entered, by December 31, 2008,
into a Central Corridor Light Rail Transit
Project Cooperative Funding Agreement
for Final Design to provide a mechanism
for the transfer of funds from the regional
rail authorities to the council for partial
funding for the final design portion of the
project. The agreement shall require that the
contributions by the regional rail authorities
shall achieve and maintain, during the period
of final design, not less than one-third of the
nonfederal contribution for the costs of both
preliminary engineering and final design.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital
Improvements
new text end

new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the cost of improvements and betterments
of a capital nature and acquisition by the
council and local government units of
regional recreational open-space lands in
accordance with the council's policy plan
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.147.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Urban Partnership Agreement
new text end

new text begin 21,075,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Of this appropriation, $4,003,000 is from
the general fund for the purchase of buses
and technology improvements for the Urban
Partnership Agreement. The appropriation
under this paragraph is onetime and is
available until June 30, 2011.
new text end

new text begin (b) $8,360,000 of this appropriation is to
acquire land, design, and construct new or
expanded park-and-rides or transit stations
in the Interstate 35W and Trunk Highway
77/Cedar Avenue corridors.
new text end

new text begin (c) $8,312,000 of this appropriation is for
bus lane construction and related street and
sidewalk improvements and bus shelters in
downtown Minneapolis. Up to $6,433,000
of this appropriation is for a grant to the city
of Minneapolis for bus lane construction and
related street and sidewalk improvements in
downtown Minneapolis.
new text end

new text begin (d) $400,000 of this appropriation is from
the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund and is for construction of a
park-and-ride lot along Interstate 35W in
Lakeville.
new text end

new text begin (e) The appropriation under this subdivision
is not available until the United States
Department of Transportation authorizes
funding under the Urban Partnership
Agreement.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginHUMAN SERVICES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,500,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation and Safety Security
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at Department
of Human Services facilities statewide, to be
spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Systemwide Campus Redevelopment,
Reuse, or Demolition
new text end

new text begin 4,500,000
new text end

new text begin To demolish surplus, nonfunctional, or
deteriorated facilities and infrastructure
or to renovate surplus, nonfunctional, or
deteriorated facilities and infrastructure
at Department of Human Services
campuses. These projects must facilitate the
redevelopment or reuse of these campuses
consistent with redevelopment plan concepts
developed and approved under Laws 2003,
First Special Session chapter 14, article
6, section 64, subdivision 2. If a surplus
campus is sold or transferred to a local unit
of government, unspent portions of this
appropriation may be granted to that local
unit of government for the purposes stated in
this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginVETERANS AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 42,061,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 7,000,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at veterans
homes statewide, to be spent in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Minneapolis Veterans Home Campus
new text end

new text begin (a) Building 9 Demolition
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To demolish Building 9 and relocate a water
main serving the campus.
new text end

new text begin (b) Building 17 HVAC Replacement
new text end
new text begin 7,835,000
new text end

new text begin To replace the sections of the campus-wide
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
system that serves Building 17.
new text end

new text begin Federal money received by the Minnesota
Department of Veterans Affairs as
reimbursement for 65 percent of this state
capital expenditure must be credited to the
debt service account in the state bond fund.
new text end

new text begin (c) New Nursing Facility
new text end
new text begin 25,999,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip a
100-bed nursing facility on the Minneapolis
campus.
new text end

new text begin Federal money received by the Minnesota
Department of Veterans Affairs as
reimbursement for 65 percent of this state
capital expenditure must be credited to the
debt service account in the state bond fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Silver Bay Campus Master Plan
Renovation
new text end

new text begin 227,000
new text end

new text begin For the state share of the cost to design,
construct, furnish, and equip an addition
to and renovation of the nursing care
facility. This appropriation is added to the
appropriation to the Veterans Homes Board
in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 19,
subdivision 7, for this project.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginCORRECTIONS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 32,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Correctional Facility -
Faribault Expansion Phase 3
new text end

new text begin 16,341,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip a
building to serve as a secure intake, receiving,
warehouse, and security watch center at the
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault,
including, but not limited to, a secure vehicle
sally port for processing offenders and a
receiving and distribution area to process and
search incoming supplies. This appropriation
includes funding to demolish two existing
buildings on the site of this new building and
remodel existing buildings and infrastructure
as required to accommodate the new facility
operations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 15,109,000
new text end

new text begin For improvements and betterments of a
capital nature at Minnesota correctional
facilities statewide, in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Correctional Facility -
Shakopee Perimeter Security Fence
new text end

new text begin 550,000
new text end

new text begin To design a perimeter security fence system
at the Minnesota Correctional Facility -
Shakopee.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 96,483,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of employment and
economic development for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Redevelopment Account
new text end

new text begin 20,000,000
new text end

new text begin For purposes of the redevelopment account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bioscience Business Development
Public Infrastructure Grant Program
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.435.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Greater Minnesota Business
Development Public Infrastructure Grant
Program
new text end

new text begin 20,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Duluth Entertainment and
Convention Center Expansion
new text end

new text begin 40,283,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Duluth Entertainment
and Convention Center Authority to
design, construct, furnish, and equip capital
improvements and renovations to the Duluth
Entertainment and Convention Center. The
capital improvements and renovations must
include an arena of at least 200,000 square
feet with an ice sheet of at least 200 feet
by 85 feet; trade show and concert space;
seating capacity of at least 6,500 with suites,
club seats, and concessions; updated locker
and training facilities; and accessible and
expanded media space.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Itasca County Infrastructure
new text end

new text begin 6,200,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is in addition to the
appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258,
section 21, subdivision 14.
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Itasca County for public
infrastructure needed to support a steel plant
in Itasca County. Grant money may be used
by Itasca County to acquire right-of-way
and mitigate loss of wetlands and runoff of
storm water, to predesign, design, construct,
and equip roads, and, in cooperation with
municipal public utilities, to predesign,
design, construct, and equip natural gas
pipelines, water supply systems, and
wastewater collection and treatment systems.
This appropriation may also be used for a
grant to the Itasca County Regional Rail
Authority to predesign, design, construct,
and equip rail lines needed to support the
steel plant.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 46,400,000
new text end

new text begin To the Public Facilities Authority for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Streamlined Infrastructure Financing
new text end

new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for staff and consultant costs to develop
a credit enhanced pooled bond program
for municipal infrastructure projects. This
appropriation is onetime.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Match for Federal USEPA
Capitalization Grants
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The appropriation in this subdivision is:
new text end

new text begin (1) to match federal grants for the clean water
revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 446A.07; and
new text end

new text begin (2) to match federal grants for the drinking
water revolving fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 446A.081.
new text end

new text begin (b) The expenditure and allocation of state
matching money between funds described
in paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), must
ensure that the matching funds required
for the drinking water revolving fund are
available to match the 2009 and 2010 federal
grants, with the balance to be made available
to the clean water revolving fund.
new text end

new text begin (c) This appropriation must be used for
qualified capital projects.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Wastewater Infrastructure Funding
Program
new text end

new text begin 10,300,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Of this appropriation, $10,000,000 is for
grants and loans to eligible municipalities
under the wastewater infrastructure funding
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.072.
new text end

new text begin To the greatest practical extent, the authority
must use the appropriation for projects on
the 2008 project priority list in priority order
by qualified applicants that submit plans
and specifications to the Pollution Control
Agency or receive a funding commitment
from USDA Rural Economic and
Community Development by June 30, 2009,
or for projects on the 2009 project priority
list in priority order by qualified applicants
that submit plans and specifications to the
Pollution Control Agency or have received
a funding commitment from USDA Rural
Economic and Community Development by
December 31, 2009.
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $300,000 is from the
general fund to implement the wastewater
infrastructure funding program.
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to $2,000,000 may be used for
corrective action on wastewater treatment
systems listed in Laws 2005, chapter 20,
article 1, section 23, subdivision 3, paragraph
(b). Grants under this paragraph are not
subject to the 2008 or 2009 project priority
list nor to the limitations on grant amounts
set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.072, subdivision 5a.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Small Community Wastewater Grants
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the small community
wastewater treatment account for loans and
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.075.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
Grants
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for total maximum
daily load (TMDL) grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 446A.073.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Phosphorus Reduction Grants
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the phosphorus
reduction grant program for grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.074. A
grant must not exceed $500,000 per project.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginMINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
new text end

new text begin Historic Sites Asset Preservation
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin For capital improvements and betterments
at state historic sites, buildings, landscaping
at historic buildings, exhibits, markers, and
monuments, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. The
society shall determine project priorities as
appropriate based on need.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,050,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of finance for bond
sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.641, subdivision 8. Of this
appropriation, $977,000 is from the bond
proceeds fund. Of this appropriation,
$73,000 is from the bond proceeds account
in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginBOND SALE SCHEDULE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of finance shall schedule the sale of state general obligation
bonds so that during the biennium ending June 30, 2009, no more than $880,362,000 will
need to be transferred from the general fund to the state bond fund to pay principal and
interest due and to become due on outstanding state general obligation bonds. During the
biennium, before each sale of state general obligation bonds, the commissioner of finance
shall calculate the amount of debt service payments needed on bonds previously issued
and shall estimate the amount of debt service payments that will be needed on the bonds
scheduled to be sold. The commissioner shall adjust the amount of bonds scheduled to
be sold so as to remain within the limit set by this section. The amount needed to make
debt service payments is appropriated from the general fund as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.641.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Bond proceeds fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this act
from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the
state in an amount up to $1,011,402,000 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 Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Transportation fund bond proceeds account. new text end

new text begin To provide the money
appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund, the commissioner of finance
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $255,000,000 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. The proceeds of
the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds,
must be credited to a bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway bonds. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this act
from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of finance
shall sell and issue trunk highway bonds in an amount up to $78,080,000 in the manner,
upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50
to 167.52, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and
in the amounts requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the
bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be
credited to the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginCANCELLATION.
new text end

new text begin $17,262,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 19, subdivision
2, to the Metropolitan Council for the Northwest busway, is canceled. The bond sale
authorization in Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 30, is reduced by $17,262,000.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.335, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Other projects.

All other capital projects for which a specific appropriation
is made must not proceed until the recipient undertaking the project has notified the chair
of the senate Finance Committee, the chair of the house Capital Investment Committee,
and the chair of the house Ways and Means Committee that the work is ready to begin.
Notice is not required for capital projects needed to comply with the Americans with
Disabilities Actnew text begin, for asset preservation projects to which section 16A.307 applies,new text end or
new text begin for projects new text endfunded by an agency's operating budget or by a capital asset preservation
and replacement account under section 16A.632, or a higher education deleted text begincapitaldeleted text end asset
preservation and deleted text beginrenewaldeleted text endnew text begin replacementnew text end account under section 135A.046.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116J.423, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Grants authorized. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 2, the commissioner
may use money in the fund to make grants to a county, or to a county regional rail authority
as appropriate, for public infrastructure needed to support an eligible project under this
section. Grant money may be used by the county or regional rail authority to acquire
right-of-way and mitigate loss of wetlands and runoff of storm water; to predesign, design,
construct, and equip roads and rail lines; and, in cooperation with municipal utilities, to
predesign, design, construct, and equip natural gas pipelines, electric infrastructure, water
supply systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems. Grants made under this
subdivision are available until expended.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 7, subdivision 21, is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

State Park and Recreation Area
Acquisition

2,500,000

For acquisition of land under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivisions 2 and
3, from willing sellers of private lands within
state park and recreation area boundaries
established by law.

$500,000 is to purchase land within the
boundaries of Greenleaf Lake state deleted text beginparkdeleted text endnew text begin
recreation area
new text end in Meeker county.

Sec. 28.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 17, is amended to read:


Sec. 17. PUBLIC SAFETY

642,000

To the commissioner of public safety for
a grant to the new text beginEconomic Development
Authority in and for the
new text endcity of Blue Earth
to acquire land for and to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a fire and
police station. This appropriation is not
available until the commissioner of finance
has determined that at least an equal amount
has been committed to the project from
nonstate sources.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 16, is amended to
read:


Subd. 16.

Minneapolis

(a) Minnesota Planetarium
22,000,000

For a grant to deleted text beginthe city of Minneapolisdeleted text endnew text begin
Hennepin County
new text end to complete design and
to construct, furnish, and equip a new
Minnesota planetarium and space discovery
center in conjunction with the Minneapolis
downtown library.

(b) Heritage Park

Any unspent balance remaining on December
31, 2004, in the appropriation made by
Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section
22, subdivision 10, for a grant to the city of
Minneapolis, may be used by the city for
improvements to the Heritage Park project.

(c) Minnesota Shubert Center
1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
predesign and design and provide for related
capital costs for an associated atrium to
create the Minnesota Shubert Center.

Sec. 30.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Water control structures

1,000,000

To rehabilitate or replace water control
structures used to manage shallow lakes and
wetlands for waterfowl habitat on wildlife
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86A.05, subdivision 8new text begin, or for the
purposes of public water reserves under
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.101
new text end.

Sec. 31.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Regional trails

1,133,000

For matching grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4b.

$648,000 is for the Agassiz Recreational
ATV Trail.new text begin Snowmobile trail grant money
received under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.83, subdivision 3, and all-terrain vehicle
trail grant money received under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.927, subdivision 2, may
be counted as part of the county's required 50
percent nonstate match.
new text end

$485,000 is for a grant to the Central
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Coordination Board to design, engineer,
and construct 6.3 miles of trail and two
parking areas along the Mississippi River
in Sherburne County, to be known as Xcel
Energy Great River Woodland Trail.

Sec. 32.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Redevelopment Account

9,000,000

For purposes of the redevelopment account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.

$800,000 is for a grant to the city of
Worthington to remediate contaminated
soil and redevelop the site of the former
Campbell Soup factory.new text begin This grant is exempt
from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.
new text end

$250,000 is for a grant to the city of
Winona to predesign facilities for the
Shakespeare Festival as part of the riverfront
redevelopment plan. This grant is exempt
from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.

Sec. 33.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 23, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Historic Fort Snelling Museumnew text begin and
Visitor Center
new text end

1,100,000

To design deleted text beginthe restoration and renovation of
the 1904 Cavalry Barracks Building for
deleted text end the
historic Fort Snelling Museumnew text begin and Visitor
Center and other site improvements to
revitalize historic Fort Snelling
new text end.

Sec. 34. new text beginAUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the provisions of Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision
7, the commissioner of natural resources may expend up to $625,000 to complete the
design specification and environmental work currently underway and proceed with the
remaining money for the project.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end