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Conference Committee Report - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/16/2014 04:40pm

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1.1CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 3172
1.2A bill for an act
1.3relating to state government; providing supplemental appropriations for
1.4higher education, jobs and economic development, public safety, corrections,
1.5transportation, environment, natural resources, and agriculture, kindergarten
1.6through grade 12 and adult education, health and human services; making forecast
1.7adjustments; modifying prior appropriations; modifying disposition of certain
1.8revenues; dedicating money to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
1.9Colleges and Universities for compensation costs associated with settlement of
1.10employment contracts; dedicating certain funds for homeownership opportunities
1.11for families evicted or given notice of eviction due to a disabled child in the
1.12home; requiring the housing finance agency to improve efforts to reduce racial
1.13and ethnic inequalities in homeownership rates; creating an office of regenerative
1.14medicine development; modifying workforce program outcomes; creating job
1.15training programs; providing funding for the Minnesota Racing Commission;
1.16providing a grant to the Mille Lacs Tourism Council; funding Peace Officer
1.17Standards and Training Board; modifying certain provisions pertaining to victims
1.18of domestic violence and sentencing for criminal sexual conduct; continuing
1.19the fire safety advisory committee; providing for disaster assistance for public
1.20entities when federal aid is granted and when federal aid is absent; establishing
1.21certain transportation oversight authority; modifying provisions for railroad
1.22and pipeline safety; modifying certain transportation provisions; providing
1.23compensation for bee deaths due to pesticide poisoning; establishing pollinator
1.24emergency response team; providing nonresident off-highway motorcycle
1.25state trail pass; requiring certain recycling; modifying solid waste reduction;
1.26regulating harmful chemicals in children's products; providing for state parks
1.27and trails license plates, and licensing and inspection of commercial dog and cat
1.28breeders; providing for invasive terrestrial plants and pests center; providing
1.29funding and policy modifications for early childhood, kindergarten through grade
1.3012, and adult education, including general education, education excellence,
1.31special education, facilities, nutrition, community education, self-sufficiency and
1.32lifelong learning, and state agencies; making changes to provisions governing
1.33the Department of Health, Department of Human Services, children and family
1.34services, continuing care, community first services and supports, health care,
1.35public assistance programs, and chemical dependency; providing for unborn
1.36child protection; modifying the hospital payment system; modifying provisions
1.37governing background studies and home and community-based services
1.38standards; setting fees; providing rate increases; establishing grant programs;
1.39modifying medical assistance provisions; modifying the use of positive support
1.40strategies and emergency manual restraint; providing for certain grants; defining
1.41terms; creating accounts; requiring reports; providing penalties; authorizing
1.42rulemaking;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 12.03, by adding
1.43subdivisions; 12.221, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 12A.02, subdivision
2.12, by adding subdivisions; 12A.03, subdivision 3; 12A.15, subdivision 1; 13.46,
2.2subdivision 4; 13.643, subdivision 6; 13.7411, subdivision 8; 13.84, subdivisions
2.35, 6; 16A.28, by adding a subdivision; 18B.01, by adding subdivisions; 18B.03,
2.4by adding a subdivision; 18B.04; 84.788, subdivision 2; 85.053, subdivision 2;
2.585.34, subdivision 7; 85A.02, subdivision 2; 103G.271, subdivision 6; 115A.151;
2.6115A.55, subdivision 4; 115A.551, subdivisions 1, 2a; 115A.557, subdivisions 2,
2.73; 115B.39, subdivision 2; 115E.01, by adding subdivisions; 115E.08, by adding
2.8subdivisions; 116.9401; 116.9402; 116.9403; 116.9405; 116.9406; 116L.98;
2.9119B.09, subdivision 9a, by adding a subdivision; 121A.19; 122A.40, subdivision
2.1013; 122A.41, subdivision 6; 122A.415, subdivision 1; 123A.05, subdivision
2.112; 123A.485; 123A.64; 123B.57, subdivision 6; 123B.71, subdivisions 8, 9;
2.12124D.09, subdivisions 9, 13; 124D.111, by adding a subdivision; 124D.16,
2.13subdivision 2; 124D.522; 124D.531, subdivision 3; 124D.59, subdivision 2;
2.14125A.76, subdivision 2; 126C.10, subdivisions 25, 26; 127A.45, subdivisions 2,
2.153; 127A.49, subdivisions 2, 3; 129C.10, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision;
2.16144.0724, as amended; 144.551, subdivision 1; 145.4131, subdivision 1;
2.17165.15, subdivision 2; 169.826, by adding a subdivision; 169.8261, by adding a
2.18subdivision; 169.86, subdivision 5; 169.863, by adding a subdivision; 169.865,
2.19subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 169.866, subdivision 3, by adding
2.20a subdivision; 174.24, by adding a subdivision; 174.56, subdivision 1, by
2.21adding a subdivision; 179.02, by adding a subdivision; 181A.07, by adding
2.22a subdivision; 219.015, subdivisions 1, 2; 243.167, subdivision 1; 245A.03,
2.23subdivision 2c; 245C.03, by adding a subdivision; 245C.04, by adding a
2.24subdivision; 245C.05, subdivision 5; 245C.10, by adding a subdivision; 245C.33,
2.25subdivisions 1, 4; 252.27, by adding a subdivision; 252.451, subdivision 2;
2.26254B.12; 256.01, by adding a subdivision; 256.9685, subdivisions 1, 1a;
2.27256.9686, subdivision 2; 256.969, subdivisions 1, 2, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 6a, 8, 8a, 9,
2.2810, 12, 14, 17, 18, 25, 30, by adding subdivisions; 256.9752, subdivision 2;
2.29256B.04, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0625, subdivisions 18b, 18c, 18d, 18g,
2.3030, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0751, by adding a subdivision; 256B.199;
2.31256B.35, subdivision 1; 256B.431, by adding a subdivision; 256B.434, by
2.32adding a subdivision; 256B.441, by adding a subdivision; 256B.5012, by
2.33adding a subdivision; 256I.04, subdivision 2b; 256I.05, subdivision 2; 256J.49,
2.34subdivision 13; 256J.53, subdivisions 1, 2, 5; 256J.531; 257.85, subdivision
2.3511; 260C.212, subdivision 1; 260C.515, subdivision 4; 260C.611; 299F.012,
2.36subdivisions 1, 2; 469.084, by adding a subdivision; 473.408, by adding a
2.37subdivision; 609.135, subdivision 2; 609.3451, subdivision 3; 611A.06, by
2.38adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections 16A.724,
2.39subdivision 2; 123B.53, subdivisions 1, 5; 123B.54; 123B.75, subdivision 5;
2.40124D.11, subdivision 1; 124D.111, subdivision 1; 124D.165, subdivision 5;
2.41124D.531, subdivision 1; 124D.65, subdivision 5; 124D.862, subdivisions 1,
2.422; 125A.0942; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2a, 2b, 2c;
2.43125A.79, subdivisions 1, 5, 8; 126C.05, subdivision 15; 126C.10, subdivisions 2,
2.442a, 2d, 24, 31; 126C.17, subdivisions 6, 7b, 9, 9a; 126C.44; 126C.48, subdivision
2.458; 127A.47, subdivision 7; 145.4716, subdivision 2; 168.123, subdivision 2;
2.46174.42, subdivision 2; 245.8251; 245A.03, subdivision 7; 245A.042, subdivision
2.473; 245A.16, subdivision 1; 245C.08, subdivision 1; 245D.02, subdivisions 3, 4b,
2.488b, 11, 15b, 29, 34, 34a, by adding a subdivision; 245D.03, subdivisions 1, 2,
2.493, by adding a subdivision; 245D.04, subdivision 3; 245D.05, subdivisions 1,
2.501a, 1b, 2, 4, 5; 245D.051; 245D.06, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8; 245D.071,
2.51subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 245D.081, subdivision 2; 245D.09, subdivisions 3, 4a;
2.52245D.091, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 245D.10, subdivisions 3, 4; 245D.11, subdivision
2.532; 256B.04, subdivision 21; 256B.056, subdivision 5c; 256B.0625, subdivisions
2.5417, 18e; 256B.0949, subdivisions 4, 11; 256B.439, subdivisions 1, 7; 256B.441,
2.55subdivision 53; 256B.4912, subdivision 1; 256B.492; 256B.69, subdivision 34;
2.56256B.85, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24,
2.57by adding subdivisions; 256N.22, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 256N.23, subdivision 4;
2.58256N.25, subdivisions 2, 3; 256N.26, subdivision 1; 256N.27, subdivision 4;
3.1Laws 2008, chapter 363, article 5, section 4, subdivision 7, as amended; Laws
3.22009, chapter 83, article 1, section 10, subdivision 7; Laws 2010, chapter 189,
3.3sections 15, subdivision 12; 26, subdivision 4; Laws 2012, chapter 249, section
3.411; Laws 2012, chapter 263, section 1; Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 2,
3.5sections 1; 3; Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 28;
3.6Laws 2013, chapter 1, section 6, as amended; Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1,
3.7sections 3, subdivisions 2, 5, 6; 4, subdivisions 1, 2; 5; 13, subdivision 5; Laws
3.82013, chapter 86, article 1, sections 12, subdivision 3, as amended; 13; Laws
3.92013, chapter 108, article 1, section 24; article 3, section 48; article 7, sections
3.1014; 49; article 14, sections 2, subdivisions 1, 4, as amended, 5, 6, as amended; 3,
3.11subdivisions 1, 4; 4, subdivision 8; 12; Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 3, section
3.124, subdivision 3; Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivisions 2, 3,
3.134, 5, 6, 7, 11; article 3, section 37, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 15, 20; article
3.144, section 9, subdivision 2; article 5, section 31, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 8; article
3.156, section 12, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; article 7, section 21, subdivisions 2, 3,
3.164, 6, 7, 9; article 8, section 5, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14; article 9, sections
3.171, subdivision 2; 2; Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, sections 3, subdivisions
3.182, 3; 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 8; 18B;
3.1919; 84; 85; 87A; 115E; 116; 116J; 123A; 123B; 124D; 129C; 144; 144A; 145;
3.20168; 219; 299A; 347; 473; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes,
3.21chapter 12B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 115A.551, subdivision
3.222; 116J.997; 123B.71, subdivision 1; 256.969, subdivisions 2c, 8b, 9a, 9b, 11,
3.2313, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28; 256.9695, subdivisions 3, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2013
3.24Supplement, sections 256B.0625, subdivision 18f; 256N.26, subdivision 7.
3.25May 16, 2014
3.26The Honorable Paul Thissen
3.27Speaker of the House of Representatives
3.28The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas
3.29President of the Senate
3.30We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 3172 report that we have agreed upon
3.31the items in dispute and recommend as follows:
3.32That the Senate recede from its amendment and that H. F. No. 3172 be further
3.33amended as follows:
3.34Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

3.35"ARTICLE 1
3.36HIGHER EDUCATION

3.37
Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
3.38The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
3.39appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 99, article 1, unless otherwise specified, to the
3.40agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
3.41general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal year indicated for
3.42each purpose. The figure "2015" used in this article means that the appropriation listed
3.43under it is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.
3.44
APPROPRIATIONS
3.45
Available for the Year
4.1
Ending June 30
4.2
2014
2015

4.3
Sec. 2. OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
$
750,000
4.4This appropriation is for immediate transfer
4.5to College Possible for the purpose of
4.6expanding College Possible coaching and
4.7mentoring programs in Minnesota schools.
4.8The appropriation shall be used for:
4.9(1) increasing the number of low-income
4.10high school students served by College
4.11Possible by adding at least 150 students and
4.12partnering with at least three additional high
4.13schools in 2015;
4.14(2) expenses related to direct support
4.15for low-income high school students in
4.16after-school programming led by College
4.17Possible; and
4.18(3) coaching and support of low-income
4.19college students through the completion of
4.20their college degree.
4.21College Possible must, by February 1, 2015,
4.22report to the chairs and ranking minority
4.23members of the legislative committees
4.24and divisions with jurisdiction over higher
4.25education and E-12 education on activities
4.26funded by this appropriation. The report must
4.27include, but is not limited to, information
4.28about the expansion of College Possible in
4.29Minnesota, the number of College Possible
4.30coaches hired, the expansion within existing
4.31partner high schools, the expansion of high
4.32school partnerships, the number of high
4.33school and college students served, the
4.34total hours of community service by high
5.1school and college students, and a list of
5.2communities and organizations benefitting
5.3from student service hours.
5.4This appropriation must not be used for the
5.5expansion and support of College Possible
5.6outside of Minnesota.
5.7This is a onetime appropriation.

5.8
5.9
5.10
Sec. 3. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES
$
17,000,000
5.11$17,000,000 in fiscal year 2015 is
5.12appropriated from the general fund to the
5.13Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
5.14Colleges and Universities for compensation
5.15costs associated with the settlement of
5.16employment contracts for fiscal year 2014.
5.17The board's appropriation base is increased
5.18by $17,000,000 in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

5.19
5.20
Sec. 4. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
5.21
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
4,500,000
5.22
Subd. 2.Health Sciences Special
4,500,000
5.23(a) This appropriation is from the general
5.24fund for the direct and indirect expenses
5.25of the collaborative partnership between
5.26the Univerity of Minnesota and the Mayo
5.27Clinic for regenerative medicine research,
5.28clinical translation, and commercialization.
5.29In addition to representatives from the
5.30University of Minnesota and the Mayo
5.31Clinic, the collaborative partnership must
5.32include representatives of private industry
5.33and others with expertise in regenerative
5.34medicine research, clinical translation,
6.1commercialization, and medical venture
6.2financing who are not affiliated with either the
6.3University of Minnesota or the Mayo Clinic.
6.4(b) By January 15 of each odd-numbered
6.5year beginning in 2017, the partnership must
6.6submit an independent financial audit to the
6.7chairs and ranking minority members of the
6.8committees of the house of representatives
6.9and senate having jurisdiction over higher
6.10education and economic development. The
6.11audit must include the names of all recipients
6.12of grants awarded by the partnership and
6.13their affiliation, if any, with the University of
6.14Minnesota or the Mayo Clinic.
6.15(c) The full amount of this appropriation
6.16is for the partnership and may not be
6.17used by the University of Minnesota for
6.18administrative or monitoring expenses.
6.19(d) For fiscal year 2016 and thereafter, the
6.20base for this program is $4,350,000.

6.21    Sec. 5. [5.39] STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS.
6.22    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
6.23subdivision have the meanings given them.
6.24(b) "Postsecondary institution" means an institution that meets the eligibility
6.25requirements under section 136A.103 to participate in state financial aid programs.
6.26(c) "Program" means a study abroad program offered or approved for credit by a
6.27postsecondary institution in which program participants travel outside of the United States
6.28in connection with an educational experience.
6.29    Subd. 2. Report. (a) A postsecondary institution, must file by November 1 of each
6.30year a report on its programs with the secretary of state. The report must contain the
6.31following information from the previous academic year, including summer terms:
6.32(1) deaths of program participants that occurred during program participation as a
6.33result of program participation; and
7.1(2) accidents and illnesses that occurred during program participation as a result of
7.2program participation and that required hospitalization.
7.3Information reported under clause (1) may be supplemented by a brief explanatory
7.4statement.
7.5(b) A postsecondary institution must report to the secretary of state annually by
7.6November 1 whether its program complies with health and safety standards set by the
7.7Forum on Education Abroad or a similar study abroad program standard setting agency.
7.8    Subd. 3. Secretary of state; publication of program information. (a) The secretary
7.9of state must publish the reports required by subdivision 2, on its Web site in a format that
7.10facilitates identifying information related to a particular postsecondary institution.
7.11(b) The secretary of state shall publish on its Web site the best available information
7.12by country on sexual assaults and other criminal acts affecting study abroad program
7.13participants during program participation. This information shall not be limited to
7.14programs subject to this section.
7.15    Subd. 4. Office of Higher Education. The secretary of state shall provide the
7.16information it posts on its Web site under subdivision 3 to the Office of Higher Education,
7.17in electronic format, at the time it posts the information. The Office of Higher Education
7.18shall post the information on its Web site and may otherwise distribute the information. In
7.19materials distributed or posted, the Office of Higher Education must reference this section.
7.20    Subd. 5. Program material. A postsecondary institution must include in its written
7.21materials provided to prospective program participants a link to the secretary of state Web
7.22site stating that program health and safety information is available at the Web site.
7.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, provided that the
7.24initial reports under subdivision 2 are due November 1, 2015.

7.25    Sec. 6. [135A.0431] MILITARY VETERANS; RESIDENT TUITION.
7.26(a) A person who is honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States
7.27is entitled to the resident tuition rate at Minnesota public postsecondary institutions.
7.28(b) This section is in addition to any other statute, rule, or higher education
7.29institution regulation or policy providing eligibility for a resident tuition rate or its
7.30equivalent to a student.
7.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for academic terms beginning after
7.32August 1, 2014.

7.33    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 136A.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
8.1    Subd. 2. Responsibilities. (a) The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is
8.2responsible for:
8.3(1) necessary state level administration of financial aid programs, including
8.4accounting, auditing, and disbursing state and federal financial aid funds, and reporting on
8.5financial aid programs to the governor and the legislature;
8.6(2) approval, registration, licensing, and financial aid eligibility of private collegiate
8.7and career schools, under sections 136A.61 to 136A.71 and chapter 141;
8.8(3) determining whether to enter into an interstate reciprocity agreement regarding
8.9postsecondary distance education;
8.10(3) (4) negotiating and administering reciprocity agreements;
8.11(4) (5) publishing and distributing financial aid information and materials, and other
8.12information and materials under section 136A.87, to students and parents;
8.13(5) (6) collecting and maintaining student enrollment and financial aid data and
8.14reporting data on students and postsecondary institutions to develop and implement a
8.15process to measure and report on the effectiveness of postsecondary institutions;
8.16(6) (7) administering the federal programs that affect students and institutions on a
8.17statewide basis; and
8.18(7) (8) prescribing policies, procedures, and rules under chapter 14 necessary to
8.19administer the programs under its supervision.
8.20(b) The office may match individual student data from the student record enrollment
8.21database with individual student financial aid data collected and maintained by the office
8.22in order to audit or evaluate federal or state supported education programs as permitted by
8.23United States Code, title 20, section 1232g(b)(3), and Code of Federal Regulations, title
8.2434, section 99.35. The office shall not release data that personally identifies parents or
8.25students other than to employees and contractors of the office.

8.26    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 136A.1702, is amended to read:
8.27136A.1702 LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT.
8.28    The office shall notify the chairs of the legislative committees with primary
8.29jurisdiction over higher education finance of any proposed material change to any of its
8.30student loan programs, including loan refinancing under section 136A.1704, prior to
8.31making the change.

8.32    Sec. 9. [136A.1704] STUDENT LOAN REFINANCING.
8.33The office may refinance student and parent loans as provided by this section and
8.34on other terms and conditions the office prescribes. The office may establish credit
9.1requirements for borrowers and determine what types of student and parent loans will be
9.2eligible for refinancing. The refinanced loan need not have been made through a loan
9.3program administered by the office. Loans shall be made with available funds in the
9.4loan capital fund under section 136A.1785. The maximum amount of outstanding loans
9.5refinanced under this section may not exceed $100,000,000. The maximum loan under
9.6this section may not exceed $70,000.
9.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment,
9.8provided no loans may be refinanced prior to June 1, 2015.

9.9    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 136A.1785, is amended to read:
9.10136A.1785 LOAN CAPITAL FUND.
9.11The office may deposit and hold assets derived from the operation of its student loan
9.12programs and refinanced education loans authorized by this chapter in a fund known as
9.13the loan capital fund. Assets in the loan capital fund are available to the office solely
9.14for carrying out the purposes and terms of sections 136A.15 to 136A.1703 136A.1704,
9.15including, but not limited to, making student loans authorized by this chapter, refinancing
9.16education loans authorized by this chapter, paying administrative expenses associated with
9.17the operation of its student loan programs, repurchasing defaulted student loans, and
9.18paying expenses in connection with the issuance of revenue bonds authorized under this
9.19chapter. Assets in the loan capital fund may be invested as provided in sections 11A.24
9.20and 136A.16, subdivision 8. All interest and earnings from the investment of the loan
9.21capital fund inure to the benefit of the fund and are deposited into the fund.

9.22    Sec. 11. [136A.658] EXEMPTION; STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY
9.23AGREEMENT SCHOOLS.
9.24(a) The office may participate in an interstate reciprocity agreement regarding
9.25postsecondary distance education if it determines that participation is in the best interest of
9.26Minnesota postsecondary students.
9.27(b) If the office decides to participate in an interstate reciprocity agreement, an
9.28institution that meets the following requirements is exempt from the provisions of sections
9.29136A.61 to 136A.71:
9.30(1) the institution is situated in a state which is also participating in the interstate
9.31reciprocity agreement;
10.1(2) the institution has been approved to participate in the interstate reciprocity
10.2agreement by the institution's home state and other entities with oversight of the interstate
10.3reciprocity agreement; and
10.4(3) the institution has elected to participate in and operate in compliance with the
10.5terms of the interstate reciprocity agreement.

10.6    Sec. 12. MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
10.7BACCALAUREATE DEGREE COMPLETION PLAN.
10.8The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall develop
10.9a plan to implement multi-campus articulation agreements that lead to baccalaureate
10.10degree completion upon earning the number of credits required for the degree minus 60
10.11credits at a system university after transfer to the system university by a student with an
10.12associate in arts degree, associate of science degree, or an associate of fine arts (AFA)
10.13degree from a system college. The board shall assign the task of developing the plan to
10.14the appropriate committee formed under the board's "Charting the Future" initiative. The
10.15board shall report on this plan to the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over
10.16higher education finance and policy by March 15, 2015.

10.17    Sec. 13. REPORT; OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
10.18The Office of Higher Education shall, by February 1, 2015, report to the committees
10.19of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over higher education policy and finance, its
10.20plans and proposed terms and conditions for operating a student loan refinancing program
10.21under section 136A.1704, along with any recommended legislation.

10.22    Sec. 14. STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM; ASSESSMENT OF APPROPRIATE
10.23REGULATION.
10.24The Office of Higher Education shall, using existing staff and budget, assess the
10.25appropriate state regulation of postsecondary study abroad programs. The assessment
10.26must be based on a balanced approach of protecting the health and safety of program
10.27participants and maintaining the opportunity of students to study abroad. The office shall
10.28report the results of its assessment with any legislative recommendation by February 1,
10.292015, to the committees of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over higher education.

10.30    Sec. 15. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA BASE ADJUSTMENT.
11.1    For fiscal years 2016 to 2041, $3,500,000 is added to the base operations and
11.2maintenance appropriation to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota in
11.3Laws 2013, chapter 99, article 1, section 5.

11.4    Sec. 16. JAMES FORD BELL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND
11.5PLANETARIUM.
11.6The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota is requested to complete the
11.7design of and to construct, furnish, and equip a new James Ford Bell Natural History
11.8Museum and Planetarium on the St. Paul campus.

11.9ARTICLE 2
11.10APPROPRIATIONS FOR DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND
11.11ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY,
11.12DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, AND HOUSING FINANCE

11.13
Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
11.14    The sums shown in the columns under "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
11.15in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1,
11.16or other law to the specified agencies. The appropriations are from the general fund, or
11.17another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The
11.18figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
11.19them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
11.20Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, are effective the day following
11.21final enactment. Reductions may be taken in either fiscal year.
11.22
APPROPRIATIONS
11.23
Available for the Year
11.24
Ending June 30
11.25
2014
2015

11.26
11.27
Sec. 2. DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
11.28
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
0
$
29,475,000
11.29
Appropriations by Fund
11.30
General
-0-
28,175,000
11.31
11.32
Workforce
Development
-0-
1,300,000
11.33The amounts that may be spent for each
11.34purpose are specified in the following
11.35subdivisions.
12.1
12.2
Subd. 2.Business and Community
Development
0
27,225,000
12.3(a)(1) $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2015 is
12.4from the general fund for deposit in the
12.5border-to-border broadband fund account
12.6created under Minnesota Statutes, section
12.7116J.396, and may be used for the purposes
12.8provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
12.9116J.395, and as provided for under clause
12.10(2). This is a onetime appropriation and is
12.11available until June 30, 2017.
12.12(2) Of the appropriation under clause (1), up
12.13to three percent is for: (i) costs incurred by
12.14the commissioner to administer Minnesota
12.15Statutes, section 116J.395; and (ii) one
12.16or more contracts with an independent
12.17organization that has extensive experience
12.18working with Minnesota broadband
12.19providers to continue to:
12.20(A) collect broadband deployment data from
12.21Minnesota providers, verify its accuracy
12.22through on-the-ground testing, and create
12.23state and county maps available to the public
12.24showing the availability of broadband service
12.25at various upload and download speeds
12.26throughout Minnesota, in order to measure
12.27progress in achieving the state's broadband
12.28goals established in Minnesota Statutes,
12.29section 237.012;
12.30(B) analyze the deployment data collected to
12.31help inform future investments in broadband
12.32infrastructure; and
12.33(C) conduct business and residential surveys
12.34that measure broadband adoption and use in
12.35the state.
13.1Data provided by a broadband provider to the
13.2contractor under this paragraph is nonpublic
13.3data under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02,
13.4subdivision 9. Maps produced under this
13.5paragraph are public data under Minnesota
13.6Statutes, section 13.03.
13.7(b) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
13.8general fund for a grant to the Southwest
13.9Initiative Foundation for business revolving
13.10loans or other lending programs at below
13.11market interest rates. This is a onetime
13.12appropriation.
13.13(c) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
13.14general fund for a grant to the West Central
13.15Initiative Foundation for business revolving
13.16loans or other lending programs at below
13.17market interest rates. This is a onetime
13.18appropriation.
13.19(d) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
13.20general fund for a grant to the Southern
13.21Minnesota Initiative Foundation for business
13.22revolving loans or other lending programs at
13.23below market interest rates. This is a onetime
13.24appropriation.
13.25(e) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
13.26general fund for a grant to the Northwest
13.27Minnesota Foundation for business revolving
13.28loans or other lending programs at below
13.29market interest rates. This is a onetime
13.30appropriation.
13.31(f) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
13.32general fund for a grant to the Initiative
13.33Foundation for business revolving loans or
13.34other lending programs at below market
13.35interest rates. This is a onetime appropriation.
14.1(g) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
14.2general fund for a grant to the Northland
14.3Foundation for business revolving loans or
14.4other lending programs at below market
14.5interest rates. This is a onetime appropriation.
14.6(h) $650,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
14.7the general fund for a grant to the Urban
14.8Initiative Board under Minnesota Statutes,
14.9chapter 116M, for loans at below market
14.10interest rates, business technical assistance,
14.11or organizational capacity building. Funds
14.12available under this paragraph must be
14.13allocated as follows: (1) 50 percent of
14.14the funds must be allocated for projects
14.15in the counties of Dakota, Ramsey, and
14.16Washington; and (2) 50 percent of the funds
14.17must be allocated for projects in the counties
14.18of Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, and Scott. This
14.19is a onetime appropriation.
14.20(i) $500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
14.21general fund for grants to small business
14.22development centers under Minnesota
14.23Statutes, section 116J.68. Funds made
14.24available under this paragraph may be used to
14.25match funds under the federal Small Business
14.26Development Center (SBDC) program under
14.27United States Code, title 15, section 648, to
14.28provide consulting and technical services, or
14.29to build additional SBDC network capacity
14.30to serve entrepreneurs and small businesses.
14.31The commissioner shall allocate funds
14.32equally among the nine regional centers and
14.33lead center. This is a onetime appropriation.
14.34(j) $400,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
14.35general fund for the innovation voucher pilot
15.1program. This is a onetime appropriation
15.2and is available until June 30, 2017. Of
15.3this amount, up to five percent may be used
15.4for administration. Vouchers require a 50
15.5percent match by recipients.
15.6(k) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
15.7the general fund for the Minnesota Jobs
15.8Skills Partnership program under Minnesota
15.9Statutes, section 116L.02. This is a onetime
15.10appropriation.
15.11(l) $2,200,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
15.12the general fund for the greater Minnesota
15.13business development public infrastructure
15.14grant program under Minnesota Statutes,
15.15section 116J.431, for grants to design,
15.16construct, prepare, and improve infrastructure
15.17for economic development. This is a onetime
15.18appropriation and is available until June 30,
15.192017.
15.20(m) $150,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
15.21the general fund for a grant to the city of
15.22Proctor to design and construct a sand and
15.23salt storage facility to prevent runoff into
15.24surface water. This appropriation is not
15.25available until the commissioner determines
15.26that at least an equal amount is committed to
15.27the project from nonstate sources. This is a
15.28onetime appropriation.
15.29
Subd. 3.Workforce Development
0
1,050,000
15.30(a) $300,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
15.31workforce development fund for workforce
15.32program outcome activities under Minnesota
15.33Statutes, section 116L.98. This is a onetime
15.34appropriation.
16.1(b) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
16.2the workforce development fund for a
16.3grant to the Northwest Indian Opportunities
16.4Industrialization Center and may be used for
16.5a green jobs deconstruction pilot program in
16.6collaboration with a research institute and
16.7a nonprofit organization with experience
16.8developing deconstruction jobs, new
16.9products from reclaimed materials, and reuse
16.10of materials. This is a onetime appropriation.
16.11(c) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
16.12workforce development fund for a grant
16.13to the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job
16.14Training. This is a onetime appropriation.
16.15(d) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
16.16workforce development fund for a grant to
16.17Twin Cities RISE! to provide job training.
16.18This is a onetime appropriation.
16.19
Subd. 4.General Support Services
0
500,000
16.20$500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
16.21general fund for establishing and operating
16.22the interagency Olmstead Implementation
16.23Office. The base appropriation for the office
16.24is $875,000 each year for fiscal years 2016
16.25and 2017. The state recognizes its obligations
16.26under Jensen, et al. v. Minnesota Department
16.27of Human Services, et al. During the 2015
16.28legislative session, the legislature intends to
16.29review the funding levels provided for the
16.30Olmstead Implementation Office to ensure
16.31that amounts sufficient to comply with the
16.32obligations imposed by the court's order are
16.33appropriated in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
16.34
Subd. 5.Vocational Rehabilitation
-0-
700,000
17.1
Appropriations by Fund
17.2
General
-0-
450,000
17.3
17.4
Workforce
Development
-0-
250,000
17.5(a) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
17.6the workforce development fund for
17.7rate increases to providers of extended
17.8employment services for persons with severe
17.9disabilities under Minnesota Statutes, section
17.10268A.15. This is a onetime appropriation.
17.11(b) $450,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
17.12general fund for grants to the eight Minnesota
17.13Centers for Independent Living. This is a
17.14onetime appropriation.
17.15
Subd. 6.Transfer
17.16The commissioner shall transfer $7,100,000
17.17from the Minnesota minerals 21st century
17.18fund to the commissioner of the Iron Range
17.19Resources and Rehabilitation Board for
17.20a grant or forgivable loan to the city of
17.21Hoyt Lakes for building and municipal
17.22infrastructure in support of a biochemical
17.23manufacturing project to be located in the
17.24city. This transfer is available until June 30,
17.252018.

17.26
17.27
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY
$
250,000
17.28For the purpose of establishing competency
17.29standards for programs in advanced
17.30manufacturing, health care services,
17.31information technology, and agriculture.
17.32This is a onetime appropriation.

17.33
Sec. 4. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
$
(350,000)
$
-0-
18.1$350,000 in fiscal year 2014 is a onetime
18.2reduction to the appropriation for the gold
18.3bullion dealer registration program.

18.4
Sec. 5. HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
$
-0-
$
2,200,000
18.5$2,200,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
18.6general fund for up to two grants for housing
18.7projects, not to exceed $1,100,000 per grant
18.8or 50 percent of the total development costs
18.9of the housing project, whichever is less, in
18.10communities that have:
18.11(1) low housing vacancy rates; and
18.12(2) education and training centers for jobs in
18.13the natural resources or aviation maintenance
18.14fields, or other fields with anticipated
18.15significant job growth potential.
18.16Funds must be used for grants for housing
18.17projects with financial and in-kind
18.18contributions from nonagency resources
18.19that, when combined with a grant under this
18.20section, are sufficient to complete the housing
18.21project. This is a onetime appropriation. If
18.22funds remain uncommitted by the end of
18.23calendar year 2015, the agency may transfer
18.24the uncommitted funds to the economic
18.25development and housing challenge program
18.26under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.33.

18.27    Sec. 6. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
18.28
18.29
Subd. 2.Business and Community
Development
53,642,000
45,407,000
18.30
Appropriations by Fund
18.31
General
52,942,000
44,707,000
18.32
Remediation
700,000
700,000
19.1(a)(1) $15,000,000 each year is for the
19.2Minnesota investment fund under Minnesota
19.3Statutes, section 116J.8731. Of this amount,
19.4the commissioner of employment and
19.5economic development may use up to three
19.6percent for administrative expenses and
19.7technology upgrades. This appropriation is
19.8available until spent.
19.9(2) Of the amount available under clause
19.10(1), up to $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2014
19.11is for a loan to facilitate initial investment
19.12in the purchase and operation of a
19.13biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
19.14This loan is not subject to the loan limitations
19.15under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731,
19.16and shall be forgiven by the commissioner
19.17of employment and economic development
19.18upon verification of meeting performance
19.19goals. Purchases related to and for the
19.20purposes of this loan award must be made
19.21between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015.
19.22The amount under this clause is available
19.23until expended.
19.24(3) Of the amount available under clause (1),
19.25up to $2,000,000 is available for subsequent
19.26investment in the biopharmaceutical facility
19.27project in clause (2). The amount under this
19.28clause is available until expended. Loan
19.29thresholds under clause (2) must be achieved
19.30and maintained to receive funding. Loans
19.31are not subject to the loan limitations under
19.32Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, and
19.33shall be forgiven by the commissioner of
19.34employment and economic development
19.35upon verification of meeting performance
19.36goals. Purchases related to and for the
20.1purposes of loan awards must be made during
20.2the biennium the loan was received.
20.3(4) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
20.4the biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility
20.5in this paragraph shall be deemed eligible
20.6for the Minnesota job creation fund under
20.7Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8748,
20.8by having at least $25,000,000 in capital
20.9investment and 190 retained employees.
20.10(5) For purposes of clauses (1) to (4),
20.11"biopharmaceutical" and "biologics" are
20.12interchangeable and mean medical drugs
20.13or medicinal preparations produced using
20.14technology that uses biological systems,
20.15living organisms, or derivatives of living
20.16organisms, to make or modify products or
20.17processes for specific use. The medical drugs
20.18or medicinal preparations include but are not
20.19limited to proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids,
20.20and vaccines.
20.21(b) $12,000,000 each year is for the
20.22Minnesota job creation fund under Minnesota
20.23Statutes, section 116J.8748. Of this amount,
20.24the commissioner of employment and
20.25economic development may use up to three
20.26percent for administrative expenses. This
20.27appropriation is available until spent. The
20.28base funding for this program shall be
20.29$12,500,000 each year in the fiscal year
20.302016-2017 biennium.
20.31(c) $1,272,000 each year is from the
20.32general fund for contaminated site cleanup
20.33and development grants under Minnesota
20.34Statutes, sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
20.35appropriation is available until expended.
21.1(d) $700,000 each year is from the
21.2remediation fund for contaminated site
21.3cleanup and development grants under
21.4Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
21.5116J.558 . This appropriation is available
21.6until expended.
21.7(e) $1,425,000 the first year and $1,425,000
21.8the second year are from the general fund for
21.9the business development competitive grant
21.10program. Of this amount, up to five percent
21.11is for administration and monitoring of the
21.12business development competitive grant
21.13program. All grant awards shall be for two
21.14consecutive years. Grants shall be awarded
21.15in the first year.
21.16(f) $4,195,000 each year is from the general
21.17fund for the Minnesota job skills partnership
21.18program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
21.19116L.01 to 116L.17. If the appropriation for
21.20either year is insufficient, the appropriation
21.21for the other year is available. This
21.22appropriation is available until spent.
21.23(g) $6,000,000 the first year is from the
21.24general fund for the redevelopment program
21.25under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.
21.26This is a onetime appropriation and is
21.27available until spent.
21.28(h) $12,000 each year is from the general
21.29fund for a grant to the Upper Minnesota Film
21.30Office.
21.31(i) $325,000 each year is from the general
21.32fund for the Minnesota Film and TV Board.
21.33The appropriation in each year is available
21.34only upon receipt by the board of $1 in
21.35matching contributions of money or in-kind
22.1contributions from nonstate sources for every
22.2$3 provided by this appropriation, except that
22.3each year up to $50,000 is available on July
22.41 even if the required matching contribution
22.5has not been received by that date.
22.6(j) $100,000 each year is for a grant to the
22.7Northern Lights International Music Festival.
22.8(k) $5,000,000 each year is from the general
22.9fund for a grant to the Minnesota Film
22.10and TV Board for the film production jobs
22.11program under Minnesota Statutes, section
22.12116U.26 . This appropriation is available
22.13until expended. The base funding for this
22.14program shall be $1,500,000 each year in the
22.15fiscal year 2016-2017 biennium.
22.16(l) $375,000 each year is from the general
22.17fund for a grant to Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.,
22.18for the small business growth acceleration
22.19program under Minnesota Statutes, section
22.20116O.115 . This is a onetime appropriation.
22.21(m) $160,000 each year is from the general
22.22fund for a grant to develop and implement
22.23a southern and southwestern Minnesota
22.24initiative foundation collaborative pilot
22.25project. Funds available under this paragraph
22.26must be used to support and develop
22.27entrepreneurs in diverse populations in
22.28southern and southwestern Minnesota. This
22.29is a onetime appropriation and is available
22.30until expended.
22.31(n) $100,000 each year is from the general
22.32fund for the Center for Rural Policy
22.33and Development. This is a onetime
22.34appropriation.
23.1(o) $250,000 each year is from the general
23.2fund for the Broadband Development Office.
23.3(p) $250,000 the first year is from the
23.4general fund for a onetime grant to the St.
23.5Paul Planning and Economic Development
23.6Department for neighborhood stabilization
23.7use in NSP3.
23.8(q) $1,235,000 the first year is from the
23.9general fund for a onetime grant to a city
23.10of the second class that is designated as an
23.11economically depressed area by the United
23.12States Department of Commerce. The
23.13appropriation is for economic development,
23.14redevelopment, and job creation programs
23.15and projects. This appropriation is available
23.16until expended.
23.17(r) $875,000 each year is from the general
23.18fund for the Host Community Economic
23.19Development Program established in
23.20Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.548.
23.21(s) $750,000 the first year is from the general
23.22fund for a onetime grant to the city of Morris
23.23for loans or grants to agricultural processing
23.24facilities for energy efficiency improvements.
23.25Funds available under this section shall be
23.26used to increase conservation and promote
23.27energy efficiency through retrofitting existing
23.28systems and installing new systems to
23.29recover waste heat from industrial processes
23.30and reuse energy. This appropriation is not
23.31available until the commissioner determines
23.32that at least $1,250,000 a match of $750,000
23.33 is committed to the project from nonpublic
23.34sources. This appropriation is available until
23.35expended.
24.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2013.

24.2    Sec. 7. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
24.3
Subd. 5.Minnesota Trade Office
2,322,000
2,292,000
24.4(a) $330,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $300,000
24.5in fiscal year 2015 are for the STEP grants
24.6in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.979. Of
24.7the fiscal year 2014 appropriation, $30,000
24.8is available for expenditure until June 30,
24.92015, for establishing trade, export, and
24.10cultural exchange relations between the state
24.11of Minnesota and east African nations.
24.12(b) $180,000 in fiscal year 2014 and
24.13$180,000 in fiscal year 2015 are for the Invest
24.14Minnesota marketing initiative in Minnesota
24.15Statutes, section 116J.9781. Notwithstanding
24.16any other law, this provision does not expire.
24.17(c) $270,000 each year is from the general
24.18fund for the expansion of Minnesota Trade
24.19Offices under Minnesota Statutes, section
24.20116J.978 .
24.21(d) $50,000 each year is from the general
24.22fund for the trade policy advisory group
24.23under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.9661.
24.24(e) The commissioner of employment and
24.25economic development, in consultation
24.26with the commissioner of agriculture, shall
24.27identify and increase export opportunities for
24.28Minnesota agricultural products.
24.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

24.30    Sec. 8. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
24.31
Subd. 6.Vocational Rehabilitation
27,691,000
27,691,000
25.1
Appropriations by Fund
25.2
General
20,861,000
20,861,000
25.3
25.4
Workforce
Development
6,830,000
6,830,000
25.5(a) $10,800,000 each year is from the general
25.6fund for the state's vocational rehabilitation
25.7program under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
25.8268A.
25.9(b) $2,261,000 each year is from the general
25.10fund for grants to centers for independent
25.11living under Minnesota Statutes, section
25.12268A.11 .
25.13(c) $5,745,000 each year from the general
25.14fund and $6,830,000 each year from the
25.15workforce development fund is for extended
25.16employment services for persons with
25.17severe disabilities under Minnesota Statutes,
25.18section 268A.15. The allocation of extended
25.19employment funds to Courage Center from
25.20July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 must be
25.21contracted to Allina Health systems from
25.22July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 2015 to provide
25.23extended employment services in accordance
25.24with Minnesota Rules, parts 3300.2005 to
25.253300.2055.
25.26(d) $2,055,000 each year is from the general
25.27fund for grants to programs that provide
25.28employment support services to persons with
25.29mental illness under Minnesota Statutes,
25.30sections 268A.13 and 268A.14. The base
25.31appropriation for this program is $1,555,000
25.32each year in the fiscal year 2016-2017
25.33biennium.

25.34    Sec. 9. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 4, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
26.1
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
58,748,000
$
42,748,000
26.2The amounts that may be spent for each
26.3purpose are specified in the following
26.4subdivisions.
26.5Unless otherwise specified, this appropriation
26.6is for transfer to the housing development
26.7fund for the programs specified in this
26.8section. Except as otherwise indicated, this
26.9transfer is part of the agency's permanent
26.10budget base.
26.11The Housing Finance Agency must make
26.12continuous improvements to its ongoing
26.13efforts to reduce the racial and ethnic
26.14inequalities in homeownership rates and
26.15must seek opportunities to deploy increasing
26.16levels of resources toward these efforts.

26.17    Sec. 10. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 4, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
26.18
Subd. 2.Challenge Program
19,203,000
9,203,000
26.19(a) This appropriation is for the economic
26.20development and housing challenge program
26.21under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.33.
26.22The agency must continue to strengthen its
26.23efforts to address the disparity rate between
26.24white households and indigenous American
26.25Indians and communities of color. Of this
26.26amount, $1,208,000 each year shall be made
26.27available during the first 11 months of the
26.28fiscal year exclusively for housing projects
26.29for American Indians. Any funds not
26.30committed to housing projects for American
26.31Indians in the first 11 months of the fiscal year
26.32shall be available for any eligible activity
26.33under Minnesota Statues, section 462A.33.
27.1(b) Of this amount, $10,000,000 is a onetime
27.2appropriation and is targeted for housing in
27.3communities and regions that have:
27.4(1)(i) low housing vacancy rates; and
27.5(ii) cooperatively developed a plan that
27.6identifies current and future housing needs;
27.7and
27.8(2)(i) experienced job growth since 2005 and
27.9have at least 2,000 jobs within the commuter
27.10shed;
27.11(ii) evidence of anticipated job expansion; or
27.12(iii) a significant portion of area employees
27.13who commute more than 30 miles between
27.14their residence and their employment.
27.15(c) Priority shall be given to programs and
27.16projects that are land trust programs and
27.17programs that work in coordination with a
27.18land trust program.
27.19(d) Of this amount, $500,000 is for
27.20homeownership opportunities for families
27.21who have been evicted or been given
27.22notice of an eviction due to a disabled
27.23child in the home, including adjustments
27.24for the incremental increase in costs of
27.25addressing the unique housing needs of those
27.26households. Any funds not expended for this
27.27purpose may be returned to the challenge
27.28fund after October 31, 2014.
27.29(d) (e) The base funding for this program in
27.30the 2016-2017 biennium is $12,925,000 each
27.31year.

27.32    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 5, is amended to read:
28.1
Sec. 5. EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM
$
13,988,000
$
13,988,000
28.2(a) To develop maximum private sector
28.3involvement in tourism, $500,000 in fiscal
28.4year 2014 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2015
28.5must be matched by Explore Minnesota
28.6Tourism from nonstate sources. Each $1 of
28.7state incentive must be matched with $6 of
28.8private sector funding. Cash match is defined
28.9as revenue to the state or documented cash
28.10expenditures directly expended to support
28.11Explore Minnesota Tourism programs. Up
28.12to one-half of the private sector contribution
28.13may be in-kind or soft match. The incentive
28.14in fiscal year 2014 shall be based on fiscal
28.15year 2013 private sector contributions. The
28.16incentive in fiscal year 2015 shall be based on
28.17fiscal year 2014 private sector contributions.
28.18This incentive is ongoing.
28.19Funding for the marketing grants is available
28.20either year of the biennium. Unexpended
28.21grant funds from the first year are available
28.22in the second year.
28.23(b) $100,000 of the second year appropriation
28.24is for a grant to the Mille Lacs Tourism
28.25Council to enhance marketing activities
28.26related to tourism promotion in the Mille
28.27Lacs Lake area.
28.28(c) $100,000 of the second year appropriation
28.29is for additional marketing activities.

28.30    Sec. 12. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 13, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
28.31
Subd. 5.Telecommunications
1,949,000
2,249,000
29.1
Appropriations by Fund
29.2
General
1,009,000
1,009,000
29.3
Special Revenue
940,000
1,240,000
29.4$940,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $1,240,000
29.5in fiscal year 2015 are appropriated to the
29.6commissioner from the telecommunication
29.7access fund for the following transfers. This
29.8appropriation is added to the department's
29.9base.
29.10(1) $500,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $800,000
29.11in fiscal year 2015 to the commissioner of
29.12human services to supplement the ongoing
29.13operational expenses of the Commission
29.14of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing
29.15Minnesotans;
29.16(2) $290,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $290,000
29.17in fiscal year 2015 to the chief information
29.18officer for the purpose of coordinating
29.19technology accessibility and usability; and
29.20(3) $150,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $150,000
29.21in fiscal year 2015 to the Legislative
29.22Coordinating Commission for captioning of
29.23legislative coverage and for a consolidated
29.24access fund for other state agencies. These
29.25transfers are subject to Minnesota Statutes,
29.26section 16A.281.

29.27    Sec. 13. EXTENDED EMPLOYMENT CARRYFORWARD.
29.28Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 268A.15, subdivision 8, appropriations
29.29from the general fund and workforce development fund in fiscal years 2014 and 2015
29.30to the commissioner of employment and economic development for the purposes of
29.31Minnesota Statutes, sections 268A.13 and 268A.14, are available until June 30, 2015.

29.32    Sec. 14. ASSIGNED RISK TRANSFER.
30.1(a) By June 30, 2015, if the commissioner of commerce determines on the basis of
30.2an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan created under Minnesota
30.3Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
30.4the amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $10,500,000, to the general fund. This
30.5transfer occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.251, subdivision
30.61, paragraph (a), clause (1). This is a onetime transfer.
30.7(b) By June 30, 2015, and each year thereafter, if the commissioner of commerce
30.8determines on the basis of an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan
30.9created under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and
30.10budget shall transfer the amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $4,820,000 each
30.11year, to the Minnesota minerals 21st century fund under Minnesota Statutes, section
30.12116J.423. This transfer occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section
30.1379.251, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), but after the transfer authorized in
30.14paragraph (a). The total amount authorized for all transfers under this paragraph must not
30.15exceed $24,100,000. This paragraph expires the day following the transfer in which the
30.16total amount transferred under this paragraph to the Minnesota minerals 21st century
30.17fund equals $24,100,000.
30.18(c) By June 30, 2015, if the commissioner of commerce determines on the basis of
30.19an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan created under Minnesota
30.20Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer the
30.21amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $4,820,000, to the general fund. This transfer
30.22occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.251, subdivision 1,
30.23paragraph (a), clause (1), but after any transfers authorized in paragraphs (a) and (b). If
30.24a transfer occurs under this paragraph, the amount transferred is appropriated from the
30.25general fund in fiscal year 2015 to the commissioner of labor and industry for the purposes
30.26of section 15. Both the transfer and appropriation under this paragraph are onetime.
30.27(d) By June 30, 2016, if the commissioner of commerce determines on the basis of
30.28an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan created under Minnesota
30.29Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer the
30.30amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $4,820,000, to the general fund. This transfer
30.31occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.251, subdivision 1,
30.32paragraph (a), clause (1), but after the transfers authorized in paragraphs (a) and (b). If
30.33a transfer occurs under this paragraph, the amount transferred is appropriated from the
30.34general fund in fiscal year 2016 to the commissioner of labor and industry for the purposes
30.35of section 15. Both the transfer and appropriation under this paragraph are onetime.
31.1(e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the commissioner of
31.2management and budget shall transfer to the assigned risk plan under Minnesota Statutes,
31.3section 79.252, any unencumbered or unexpended balance of the appropriations under
31.4paragraphs (c) and (d) remaining on June 30, 2017, or the date the commissioner of
31.5commerce determines that an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan does not exist,
31.6whichever occurs earlier.

31.7    Sec. 15. WORKERS' COMPENSATION SYSTEM REFORM; USE OF FUNDS.
31.8(a) The appropriations under section 14 to the commissioner of labor and industry
31.9are for reform of the workers' compensation system. Funds appropriated under section
31.1014, paragraphs (c) and (d), may be expended by the commissioner only after the advisory
31.11council on workers' compensation created under Minnesota Statutes, section 175.007, has
31.12approved a new system including, but not limited to: a Medicare-based diagnosis-related
31.13group (MS-DRG) or similar system for payment of workers' compensation inpatient
31.14hospital services. Of the amount appropriated under section 14, paragraphs (c) and (d), up
31.15to $100,000 may be used by the commissioner to develop and implement the new system
31.16approved by the advisory council on workers' compensation.
31.17(b) Funds available for expenditure under paragraph (a) may be used by the
31.18commissioner for reimbursement of expenditures that are reasonable and necessary to
31.19defray the costs of the implementation by hospitals, insurers, and self-insured employers
31.20of the new system including, but not limited to: a Medicare-based diagnosis-related group
31.21(MS-DRG) or similar system for payment of workers' compensation inpatient hospital
31.22services, litigation expense reform, worker safety training, administrative costs, or other
31.23related system reform.
31.24(c) For the purposes of this section, reasonable and necessary system reform and
31.25implementation costs include, but are not limited to:
31.26(1) the cost of analyzing data to determine the anticipated costs and savings of
31.27implementing the new system;
31.28(2) the cost of analyzing system or organizational changes necessary for
31.29implementation;
31.30(3) the cost of determining how an organization would implement group or other
31.31software;
31.32(4) the cost of upgrading existing software or purchasing new software and other
31.33technology upgrades needed for implementation;
31.34(5) the cost of educating and training staff about the new system as applied to
31.35workers' compensation; and
32.1(6) the cost of integrating the new system with electronic billing and remittance
32.2systems.

32.3    Sec. 16. AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN; DISPARITIES REPORT.
32.4(a) The Housing Finance Agency shall provide the chairs and ranking minority
32.5members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over the
32.6agency with the draft and final versions of its affordable housing plan before and after it
32.7has been submitted to the agency board for consideration.
32.8(b) The Housing Finance Agency shall annually report to the chairs and ranking
32.9minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction
32.10over the agency on the progress, if any, the agency has made in closing the racial disparity
32.11gap and low-income concentrated housing disparities.

32.12ARTICLE 3
32.13JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY, AND LABOR

32.14    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.681, is amended by adding a
32.15subdivision to read:
32.16    Subd. 9. Community energy efficiency and renewable energy loan. Energy
32.17usage data provided by an industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer for
32.18community energy efficiency and renewable energy loans are governed by section
32.19216C.145, subdivision 3.

32.20    Sec. 2. [116J.394] DEFINITIONS.
32.21(a) For the purposes of sections 116J.394 to 116J.396, the following terms have
32.22the meanings given them.
32.23(b) "Broadband" or "broadband service" has the meaning given in section 116J.39,
32.24subdivision 1, paragraph (b).
32.25(c) "Broadband infrastructure" means networks of deployed telecommunications
32.26equipment and technologies necessary to provide high-speed Internet access and other
32.27advanced telecommunications services for end users.
32.28(d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic
32.29development.
32.30(e) "Last-mile infrastructure" means broadband infrastructure that serves as the
32.31final leg connecting the broadband service provider's network to the end-use customer's
32.32on-premises telecommunications equipment.
33.1(f) "Middle-mile infrastructure" means broadband infrastructure that links a
33.2broadband service provider's core network infrastructure to last-mile infrastructure.
33.3(g) "Political subdivision" means any county, city, town, school district, special
33.4district or other political subdivision, or public corporation.
33.5(h) "Underserved areas" means areas of Minnesota in which households or businesses
33.6lack access to wire-line broadband service at speeds that meet the state broadband goals of
33.7ten to 20 megabits per second download and five to ten megabits per second upload.
33.8(i) "Unserved areas" means areas of Minnesota in which households or businesses
33.9lack access to wire-line broadband service at speeds that meet a Federal Communications
33.10Commission threshold of four megabits per second download and one megabit per second
33.11upload.

33.12    Sec. 3. [116J.395] BORDER-TO-BORDER BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT
33.13GRANT PROGRAM.
33.14    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A grant program is established under the Department
33.15of Employment and Economic Development to award grants to eligible applicants in order
33.16to promote the expansion of access to broadband service in unserved or underserved
33.17areas of the state.
33.18    Subd. 2. Eligible expenditures. Grants may be awarded under this section to fund
33.19the acquisition and installation of middle-mile and last-mile infrastructure that support
33.20broadband service scalable to speeds of at least 100 megabits per second download and
33.21100 megabits per second upload.
33.22    Subd. 3. Eligible applicants. Eligible applicants for grants awarded under this
33.23section include:
33.24(1) an incorporated business or a partnership;
33.25(2) a political subdivision;
33.26(3) an Indian tribe;
33.27(4) a Minnesota nonprofit organization organized under chapter 317A;
33.28(5) a Minnesota cooperative association organized under chapter 308A or 308B; and
33.29(6) a Minnesota limited liability corporation organized under chapter 322B for the
33.30purpose of expanding broadband access.
33.31    Subd. 4. Application process. An eligible applicant must submit an application
33.32to the commissioner on a form prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall
33.33develop administrative procedures governing the application and grant award process.
33.34The commissioner shall act as fiscal agent for the grant program and shall be responsible
33.35for receiving and reviewing grant applications and awarding grants under this section.
34.1    Subd. 5. Application contents. An applicant for a grant under this section shall
34.2provide the following information on the application:
34.3(1) the location of the project;
34.4(2) the kind and amount of broadband infrastructure to be purchased for the project;
34.5(3) evidence regarding the unserved or underserved nature of the community in
34.6which the project is to be located;
34.7(4) the number of households passed that will have access to broadband service as a
34.8result of the project, or whose broadband service will be upgraded as a result of the project;
34.9(5) significant community institutions that will benefit from the proposed project;
34.10(6) evidence of community support for the project;
34.11(7) the total cost of the project;
34.12(8) sources of funding or in-kind contributions for the project that will supplement
34.13any grant award; and
34.14(9) any additional information requested by the commissioner.
34.15    Subd. 6. Awarding grants. (a) In evaluating applications and awarding grants, the
34.16commissioner shall give priority to applications that are constructed in areas identified by
34.17the director of the Office of Broadband Development as unserved.
34.18(b) In evaluating applications and awarding grants, the commissioner may give
34.19priority to applications that:
34.20(1) are constructed in areas identified by the director of the Office of Broadband
34.21Development as underserved;
34.22(2) offer new or substantially upgraded broadband service to important community
34.23institutions including, but not limited to, libraries, educational institutions, public safety
34.24facilities, and healthcare facilities;
34.25(3) facilitate the use of telemedicine and electronic health records;
34.26(4) serve economically distressed areas of the state, as measured by indices of
34.27unemployment, poverty, or population loss that are significantly greater than the statewide
34.28average;
34.29(5) provide technical support and train residents, businesses, and institutions in the
34.30community served by the project to utilize broadband service;
34.31(6) include a component to actively promote the adoption of the newly available
34.32broadband services in the community;
34.33(7) provide evidence of strong support for the project from citizens, government,
34.34businesses, and institutions in the community;
34.35(8) provide access to broadband service to a greater number of unserved or
34.36underserved households and businesses; or
35.1(9) leverage greater amounts of funding for the project from other private and
35.2public sources.
35.3(c) The commissioner shall endeavor to award grants under this section to qualified
35.4applicants in all regions of the state.
35.5    Subd. 7. Limitation. (a) No grant awarded under this section may fund more than
35.650 percent of the total cost of a project.
35.7(b) Grants awarded to a single project under this section must not exceed $5,000,000.
35.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

35.9    Sec. 4. [116J.396] BORDER-TO-BORDER BROADBAND FUND.
35.10    Subdivision 1. Account established. The border-to-border broadband fund account
35.11is established as a separate account in the special revenue fund in the state treasury. The
35.12commissioner shall credit to the account appropriations and transfers to the account.
35.13Earnings, such as interest, dividends, and any other earnings arising from assets of the
35.14account, must be credited to the account. Funds remaining in the account at the end of a
35.15fiscal year are not canceled to the general fund, but remain in the account until expended.
35.16The commissioner shall manage the account.
35.17    Subd. 2. Expenditures. Money in the account may be used only:
35.18(1) for grant awards made under section 116J.395, including costs incurred by the
35.19Department of Employment and Economic Development to administer that section;
35.20(2) to supplement revenues raised by bonds sold by local units of government for
35.21broadband infrastructure development; or
35.22(3) to contract for the collection of broadband deployment data from providers and
35.23the creation of maps showing the availability of broadband service.
35.24    Subd. 3. Appropriation. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
35.25for the purposes of subdivision 2.
35.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

35.27    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116J.423, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
35.28    Subd. 2. Use of fund. The commissioner shall use money in the fund to make
35.29loans or equity investments in mineral or taconite processing facilities including, but
35.30not limited to, taconite processing, direct reduction processing, and, steel production
35.31 facilities, facilities for the manufacturing of renewable energy products, or facilities for the
35.32manufacturing of biobased or biomass products, and that are located within the taconite
35.33relief tax area as defined under section 273.134. The commissioner must, prior to making
36.1any loans or equity investments and after consultation with industry and public officials,
36.2develop a strategy for making loans and equity investments that assists the Minnesota
36.3mineral industry in becoming globally competitive. Money in the fund may also be used to
36.4pay for the costs of carrying out the commissioner's due diligence duties under this section.

36.5    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116J.8731, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
36.6    Subd. 5. Grant limits. A Minnesota investment fund grant may not be approved for
36.7an amount in excess of $1,000,000. This limit covers all money paid to complete the same
36.8project, whether paid to one or more grant recipients and whether paid in one or more
36.9fiscal years. A local community or recognized Indian tribal government may retain 20
36.10 40 percent, but not more than $100,000, of a Minnesota investment fund grant when it is
36.11repaid to the local community or recognized Indian tribal government by the person or
36.12entity to which it was loaned by the local community or Indian tribal government. Money
36.13repaid to the state must be credited to a Minnesota investment revolving loan account in
36.14the state treasury. Funds in the account are appropriated to the commissioner and must
36.15be used in the same manner as are funds appropriated to the Minnesota investment fund.
36.16Funds repaid to the state through existing Minnesota investment fund agreements must be
36.17credited to the Minnesota investment revolving loan account effective July 1, 2005. A
36.18grant or loan may not be made to a person or entity for the operation or expansion of a
36.19casino or a store which is used solely or principally for retail sales. Persons or entities
36.20receiving grants or loans must pay each employee total compensation, including benefits
36.21not mandated by law, that on an annualized basis is equal to at least 110 percent of the
36.22federal poverty level for a family of four.

36.23    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116L.98, is amended to read:
36.24116L.98 WORKFORCE PROGRAM OUTCOMES.
36.25    Subdivision 1. Requirements. The commissioner shall develop and implement a
36.26set of standard approaches for assessing the outcomes of workforce programs under this
36.27chapter. The outcomes assessed must include, but are not limited to, periodic comparisons
36.28of workforce program participants and nonparticipants uniform outcome measurement
36.29and reporting system for adult workforce-related programs funded in whole or in part by
36.30the workforce development fund.
36.31The commissioner shall also monitor the activities and outcomes of programs and
36.32services funded by legislative appropriations and administered by the department on a
36.33pass-through basis and develop a consistent and equitable method of assessing recipients
36.34for the costs of its monitoring activities.
37.1    Subd. 2. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in
37.2this subdivision have the meanings given.
37.3(b) "Credential" means postsecondary degrees, diplomas, licenses, and certificates
37.4awarded in recognition of an individual's attainment of measurable technical or
37.5occupational skills necessary to obtain employment or advance with an occupation.
37.6This definition does not include certificates awarded by workforce investment boards or
37.7work-readiness certificates.
37.8(c) "Exit" means to have not received service under a workforce program for 90
37.9consecutive calendar days. The exit date is the last date of service.
37.10(d) "Net impact" means the use of matched control groups and regression analysis to
37.11estimate the impacts attributable to program participation net of other factors, including
37.12observable personal characteristics and economic conditions.
37.13(e) "Pre-enrollment" means the period of time before an individual was enrolled
37.14in a workforce program.
37.15    Subd. 3. Uniform outcome report card; reporting by commissioner. (a) By
37.16December 31 of each even-numbered year, the commissioner must report to the chairs
37.17and ranking minority members of the committees of the house of representatives and the
37.18senate having jurisdiction over economic development and workforce policy and finance
37.19the following information separately for each of the previous two fiscal or calendar years,
37.20for each program subject to the requirements of subdivision 1:
37.21(1) the total number of participants enrolled;
37.22(2) the median pre-enrollment wages based on participant wages for the second
37.23through the fifth calendar quarters immediately preceding the quarter of enrollment
37.24excluding those with zero income;
37.25(3) the total number of participants with zero income in the second through fifth
37.26calendar quarters immediately preceding the quarter of enrollment;
37.27(4) the total number of participants enrolled in training;
37.28(5) the total number of participants enrolled in training by occupational group;
37.29(6) the total number of participants that exited the program and the average
37.30enrollment duration of participants that have exited the program during the year;
37.31(7) the total number of exited participants who completed training;
37.32(8) the total number of exited participants who attained a credential;
37.33(9) the total number of participants employed during three consecutive quarters
37.34immediately following the quarter of exit, by industry;
37.35(10) the median wages of participants employed during three consecutive quarters
37.36immediately following the quarter of exit;
38.1(11) the total number of participants employed during eight consecutive quarters
38.2immediately following the quarter of exit, by industry; and
38.3(12) the median wages of participants employed during eight consecutive quarters
38.4immediately following the quarter of exit.
38.5(b) The report to the legislature must contain participant information by education
38.6level, race and ethnicity, gender, and geography, and a comparison of exited participants
38.7who completed training and those who did not.
38.8(c) The requirements of this section apply to programs administered directly by the
38.9commissioner or administered by other organizations under a grant made by the department.
38.10    Subd. 4. Data to commissioner; uniform report card. (a) A recipient of a future
38.11or past grant or direct appropriation made by or through the department must report data
38.12to the commissioner by September 1 of each even-numbered year on each of the items in
38.13subdivision 3 for each program it administers except wages and number employed, which
38.14the department shall provide. The data must be in a format prescribed by the commissioner.
38.15(b) Beginning July 1, 2014, the commissioner shall provide notice to grant applicants
38.16and recipients regarding the data collection and reporting requirements under this
38.17subdivision and must provide technical assistance to applicants and recipients to assist
38.18in complying with the requirements of this subdivision.
38.19    Subd. 5. Information. The information collected and reported under subdivisions 3
38.20and 4 shall be made available on the department's Web site.
38.21    Subd. 6. Limitations on future appropriations. (a) A program that is a recipient
38.22of public funds and subject to the requirements of this section as of May 1, 2014, is not
38.23eligible for additional state appropriations for any fiscal year beginning after June 30,
38.242015, unless all of the reporting requirements under subdivision 4 have been satisfied.
38.25(b) A program with an initial request for funds on or after the effective date of this
38.26section may be considered for receipt of public funds for the first two fiscal years only
38.27if a plan that demonstrates how the data collection and reporting requirements under
38.28subdivision 4 will be met has been submitted and approved by the commissioner. Any
38.29subsequent request for funds after an initial request is subject to the requirements of
38.30paragraph (a).
38.31    Subd. 7. Workforce program net impact analysis. (a) By January 15, 2015, the
38.32commissioner must report to the committees of the house of representatives and the senate
38.33having jurisdiction over economic development and workforce policy and finance on
38.34the results of the net impact pilot project already underway as of the date of enactment
38.35of this section.
39.1(b) The commissioner shall contract with an independent entity to conduct an ongoing
39.2net impact analysis of the programs included in the net impact pilot project under paragraph
39.3(a) and any other programs deemed appropriate by the commissioner. The net impact
39.4methodology used by the independent entity under this paragraph must be based on the
39.5methodology and evaluation design used in the net impact pilot project under paragraph (a).
39.6(c) By January 15, 2017, and every four years thereafter, the commissioner must
39.7report to the committees of the house of representatives and the senate having jurisdiction
39.8over economic development and workforce policy and finance the following information
39.9for each program subject to paragraph (b):
39.10(1) the net impact of workforce services on individual employment, earnings, and
39.11public benefit usage outcomes; and
39.12(2) a cost-benefit analysis for understanding the monetary impacts of workforce
39.13services from the participant and taxpayer points of view.
39.14The report under this paragraph must be made available to the public in an electronic
39.15format on the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Web site.
39.16(d) The department is authorized to create and maintain data-sharing agreements
39.17with other departments, including corrections, human services, and any other department
39.18that are necessary to complete the analysis. The department shall supply the information
39.19collected for use by the independent entity conducting net impact analysis pursuant to the
39.20data practices requirements under chapters 13, 13A, 13B, and 13C.

39.21    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 179.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
39.22to read:
39.23    Subd. 6. Receipt of gifts, money; appropriation. (a) The commissioner may apply
39.24for, accept, and disburse gifts, bequests, grants, or payments for services from the United
39.25States, the state, private foundations, or any other source.
39.26    (b) Money received by the commissioner under this subdivision must be deposited in
39.27a separate account in the state treasury and invested by the State Board of Investment. The
39.28amount deposited, including investment earnings, is appropriated to the commissioner
39.29to carry out duties of the commissioner.
39.30(c) The commissioner must post and maintain, on the Bureau of Mediation Services
39.31Web site, a list of the sources of funds and amounts received under this subdivision.
39.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

39.33    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181A.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
39.34to read:
40.1    Subd. 7. Approved training programs. The commissioner may grant exemptions
40.2from any provisions of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 for minors participating in training
40.3programs approved by the commissioner; or students in a valid apprenticeship program
40.4taught by or required by a trade union, the commissioner of education, the commissioner
40.5of employment and economic development, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
40.6Colleges and Universities, or the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota.

40.7    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216B.241, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:
40.8    Subd. 1d. Technical assistance. (a) The commissioner shall evaluate energy
40.9conservation improvement programs on the basis of cost-effectiveness and the reliability
40.10of the technologies employed. The commissioner shall, by order, establish, maintain, and
40.11update energy-savings assumptions that must be used when filing energy conservation
40.12improvement programs. The commissioner shall establish an inventory of the most
40.13effective energy conservation programs, techniques, and technologies, and encourage all
40.14Minnesota utilities to implement them, where appropriate, in their service territories.
40.15The commissioner shall describe these programs in sufficient detail to provide a utility
40.16reasonable guidance concerning implementation. The commissioner shall prioritize the
40.17opportunities in order of potential energy savings and in order of cost-effectiveness. The
40.18commissioner may contract with a third party to carry out any of the commissioner's duties
40.19under this subdivision, and to obtain technical assistance to evaluate the effectiveness of
40.20any conservation improvement program. The commissioner may assess up to $800,000
40.21annually until June 30, 2009, and $450,000 $850,000 annually thereafter for the purposes
40.22of this subdivision. The assessments must be deposited in the state treasury and credited
40.23to the energy and conservation account created under subdivision 2a. An assessment
40.24made under this subdivision is not subject to the cap on assessments provided by section
40.25216B.62 , or any other law.
40.26    (b) Of the assessment authorized under paragraph (a), the commissioner may expend
40.27up to $400,000 annually for the purpose of developing, operating, maintaining, and
40.28providing technical support for a uniform electronic data reporting and tracking system
40.29available to all utilities subject to this section, in order to enable accurate measurement of
40.30the cost and energy savings of the energy conservation improvements required by this
40.31section. This paragraph expires June 30, 2017, and may be used for no more than three
40.32annual assessments occurring prior to that date.
40.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
40.34and applies to assessments made after June 30, 2014.

41.1    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216C.145, is amended to read:
41.2216C.145 MICROENERGY COMMUNITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND
41.3RENEWABLE ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM.
41.4    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
41.5section.
41.6    (b) "Small-scale Community energy efficiency and renewable energy projects"
41.7projects include means solar thermal water heating, solar electric or photovoltaic
41.8equipment, small wind energy conversion systems of less than 250 kW, anaerobic digester
41.9gas systems, microhydro systems up to 100 kW, and heating and cooling applications
41.10using geothermal energy solar thermal or ground source technology, and cost-effective
41.11energy efficiency projects installed in industrial, commercial or public buildings, or health
41.12care facilities.
41.13(c) "Health care facilities" means a hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to
41.14144.56, or a nursing home licensed under chapter 144A.
41.15(d) "Industrial customer" means a business that is classified under the North
41.16American Industrial Classification System under codes 21, 31 to 33, 48, 49, or 562.
41.17(e) "Small business" means a business that employs 50 or fewer employees.
41.18    (c) (f) "Unit of local government" means any home rule charter or statutory city,
41.19county, commission, district, authority, or other political subdivision or instrumentality
41.20of this state, including a sanitary district, park district, the Metropolitan Council, a port
41.21authority, an economic development authority, or a housing and redevelopment authority.
41.22    Subd. 2. Program established. The commissioner of commerce shall develop,
41.23implement, and administer a microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable
41.24energy loan program under this section.
41.25    Subd. 3. Loan purposes. (a) The commissioner may issue low-interest, long-term
41.26loans to units of local government to:
41.27    (1) finance community-owned or publicly owned small scale renewable energy
41.28systems or to cost-effective energy efficiency improvements to public buildings; or
41.29     provide loans or other aids to small businesses to install small-scale renewable
41.30energy systems
41.31    (2) provide loans or other aids to industrial or commercial businesses or health care
41.32facilities for cost-effective energy efficiency projects or to install renewable energy systems.
41.33    (b) The commissioner may participate in loans made by the Housing Finance
41.34Agency to residential property owners, private developers, nonprofit organizations,
41.35or units of local government under sections 462A.05, subdivisions 14 and 18; and
41.36462A.33 for the construction, purchase, or rehabilitation of residential housing to facilitate
42.1the installation of small-scale renewable energy systems in residential housing and
42.2cost-effective energy conservation improvements identified in an energy efficiency audit.
42.3The commissioner shall assist the Housing Finance Agency in assessing the technical
42.4qualifications of loan applicants.
42.5(c) If an industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer seeks a loan
42.6under paragraph (a), clause (2), the commissioner may require an individual industrial,
42.7commercial, or health care facility customer to provide its energy usage data for the
42.8limited purpose of assessing the energy and cost savings of the project that is subject to
42.9the loan. Industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer's energy usage data
42.10may only be released upon the express, written consent of the individual industrial,
42.11commercial, or health care facility customer. The commissioner shall not require an
42.12industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer to provide energy usage data
42.13or aggregation of energy usage data that includes an industrial, commercial, or health
42.14care facility customer for any other loan under this section. Any individual industrial,
42.15commercial, or health care facility customer's energy usage data provided under this
42.16section shall be classified as nonpublic data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9.
42.17    Subd. 4. Technical standards. The commissioner shall determine technical
42.18standards for small-scale renewable energy systems community energy efficiency and
42.19renewable energy projects to qualify for loans under this section.
42.20    Subd. 5. Loan proposals. (a) At least once a year, the commissioner shall publish in
42.21the State Register a request for proposals from units of local government for a loan under
42.22this section. Within 45 days after the deadline for receipt of proposals, the commissioner
42.23shall select proposals based on the following criteria:
42.24    (1) the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the renewable or energy efficiency
42.25technology to be installed under the proposal;
42.26    (2) the extent to which the proposal effectively integrates with the conservation and
42.27energy efficiency programs or goals of the energy utilities serving the proposer;
42.28    (3) the total life cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions reductions per
42.29dollar of installed cost;
42.30    (4) the diversity of the renewable energy or energy efficiency technology installed
42.31under the proposal;
42.32    (5) the geographic distribution of projects throughout the state;
42.33    (6) the percentage of total project cost requested;
42.34    (7) the proposed security for payback of the loan; and
42.35    (8) other criteria the commissioner may determine to be necessary and appropriate.
43.1    Subd. 6. Loan terms. A loan under this section must be issued at the lowest interest
43.2rate required to recover principal and interest plus the costs of issuing the loan, and must
43.3be for a minimum of 15 years, unless the commissioner determines that a shorter loan
43.4period of no less than ten five years is necessary and feasible.
43.5    Subd. 7. Account. A microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable
43.6energy loan account is established in the state treasury. Money in the account consists of
43.7the proceeds of revenue bonds issued under section 216C.146, interest and other earnings
43.8on money in the account, money received in repayment of loans from the account,
43.9legislative appropriations, and money from any other source credited to the account.
43.10    Subd. 8. Appropriation. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
43.11of commerce to make microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable energy
43.12 loans under this section and to the commissioner of management and budget to pay debt
43.13service and other costs under section 216C.146. Payment of debt service costs and funding
43.14reserves take priority over use of money in the account for any other purpose.

43.15    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216C.146, is amended to read:
43.16216C.146 MICROENERGY COMMUNITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND
43.17RENEWABLE ENERGY LOAN REVENUE BONDS.
43.18    Subdivision 1. Bonding authority; definition. (a) The commissioner of
43.19management and budget, if requested by the commissioner of commerce, shall sell and
43.20issue state revenue bonds for the following purposes:
43.21    (1) to make microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable energy loans
43.22under section 216C.145;
43.23    (2) to pay the costs of issuance, debt service, including capitalized interest, and
43.24bond insurance or other credit enhancements, and to fund reserves, and make payments
43.25under other agreements entered into under subdivision 2, but excludes refunding bonds
43.26sold and issued under this subdivision; and
43.27    (3) to refund bonds issued under this section.
43.28    (b) The aggregate principal amount of bonds for the purposes of paragraph (a),
43.29clause (1), that may be outstanding at any time may not exceed $100,000,000, of which
43.30up to $20,000,000 shall be reserved for community energy efficiency and renewable
43.31energy projects taking place in small businesses and public buildings; the principal
43.32amount of bonds that may be issued for the purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (2) and
43.33(3), is not limited.
43.34    (c) For the purpose of this section, "commissioner" means the commissioner of
43.35management and budget.
44.1(d) Revenue bonds may be issued from time to time in one or more series on the
44.2terms and conditions the commissioner determines to be in the best interests of the state at
44.3any price or percentages of par value, but the term on any series of revenue bonds may
44.4not exceed 25 years. The revenue bonds of each issue and series thereof shall be dated
44.5and bear interest, and may be includable in or excludable from the gross income of the
44.6owners for federal income tax purposes.
44.7(e) Revenue bonds may be sold at either public or private sale. Any bid received
44.8may be rejected.
44.9(f) The revenue bonds are not subject to chapter 16C.
44.10(g) Notwithstanding any other law, revenue bonds issued under this section shall
44.11be fully negotiable.
44.12(h) Revenue bond terms must be no longer than the term of any corresponding
44.13loan made under section 216C.145.
44.14    Subd. 2. Procedure. The commissioner may sell and issue the bonds on the terms
44.15and conditions the commissioner determines to be in the best interests of the state. The
44.16bonds may be sold at public or private sale. The commissioner may enter into any
44.17agreements or pledges the commissioner determines necessary or useful to sell the bonds
44.18that are not inconsistent with section 216C.145. Sections 16A.672 to 16A.675 apply to
44.19the bonds. The proceeds of the bonds issued under this section must be credited to the
44.20microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable energy loan account created
44.21under section 216C.145.
44.22    Subd. 3. Revenue sources. The debt service on the bonds is payable only from the
44.23following sources:
44.24    (1) revenue credited to the microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable
44.25energy loan account from the sources identified in section 216C.145 or from any other
44.26source; and
44.27    (2) other revenues pledged to the payment of the bonds, including reserves
44.28established by a local government unit.
44.29    Subd. 4. Refunding bonds. The commissioner may issue bonds to refund
44.30outstanding bonds issued under subdivision 1, including the payment of any redemption
44.31premiums on the bonds and any interest accrued or to accrue to the first redemption date
44.32after delivery of the refunding bonds. The proceeds of the refunding bonds may, at the
44.33discretion of the commissioner, be applied to the purchases or payment at maturity of the
44.34bonds to be refunded, or the redemption of the outstanding bonds on the first redemption
44.35date after delivery of the refunding bonds and may, until so used, be placed in escrow to
45.1be applied to the purchase, retirement, or redemption. Refunding bonds issued under this
45.2subdivision must be issued and secured in the manner provided by the commissioner.
45.3    Subd. 5. Not a general or moral obligation. Bonds issued under this section are
45.4not public debt, and the full faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are not pledged
45.5for their payment. The bonds may not be paid, directly in whole or in part from a tax of
45.6statewide application on any class of property, income, transaction, or privilege. Payment
45.7of the bonds is limited to the revenues explicitly authorized to be pledged under this
45.8section. The state neither makes nor has a moral obligation to pay the bonds if the pledged
45.9revenues and other legal security for them is insufficient.
45.10    Subd. 6. Trustee. The commissioner may contract with and appoint a trustee for
45.11bondholders. The trustee has the powers and authority vested in it by the commissioner
45.12under the bond and trust indentures.
45.13    Subd. 7. Pledges. A pledge made by the commissioner is valid and binding from
45.14the time the pledge is made. The money or property pledged and later received by the
45.15commissioner is immediately subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical
45.16delivery of the property or money or further act, and the lien of the pledge is valid and
45.17binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise
45.18against the commissioner, whether or not those parties have notice of the lien or pledge.
45.19Neither the order nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded.
45.20    Subd. 8. Bonds; purchase and cancellation. The commissioner, subject to
45.21agreements with bondholders that may then exist, may, out of any money available for the
45.22purpose, purchase bonds of the commissioner at a price not exceeding (1) if the bonds are
45.23then redeemable, the redemption price then applicable plus accrued interest to the next
45.24interest payment date thereon, or (2) if the bonds are not redeemable, the redemption price
45.25applicable on the first date after the purchase upon which the bonds become subject to
45.26redemption plus accrued interest to that date.
45.27    Subd. 9. State pledge against impairment of contracts. The state pledges and
45.28agrees with the holders of any bonds that the state will not limit or alter the rights vested in
45.29the commissioner to fulfill the terms of any agreements made with the bondholders, or
45.30in any way impair the rights and remedies of the holders until the bonds, together with
45.31interest on them, with interest on any unpaid installments of interest, and all costs and
45.32expenses in connection with any action or proceeding by or on behalf of the bondholders,
45.33are fully met and discharged. The commissioner may include this pledge and agreement
45.34of the state in any agreement with the holders of bonds issued under this section.
46.1    Subd. 10. Revenue bonds as legal investments. Any of the following entities may
46.2legally invest any sinking funds, money, or other funds belonging to them or under their
46.3control in any revenue bonds issued under this section:
46.4(1) the state, the investment board, public officers, municipal corporations, political
46.5subdivisions, and public bodies;
46.6(2) banks and bankers, savings and loan associations, credit unions, trust companies,
46.7savings banks and institutions, investment companies, insurance companies, insurance
46.8associations, and other persons carrying on a banking or insurance business; and
46.9(3) personal representatives, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries.
46.10    Subd. 11. Waiver of immunity. The waiver of immunity by the state provided for
46.11by section 3.751, subdivision 1, shall be applicable to the revenue bonds and any ancillary
46.12contracts to which the commissioner is a party.

46.13    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268A.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:
46.14    Subd. 14. Affirmative business enterprise employment. "Affirmative business
46.15enterprise employment" means employment which provides paid work on the premises of
46.16an affirmative business enterprise as certified by the commissioner.
46.17    Affirmative business enterprise employment is considered community employment
46.18for purposes of funding under Minnesota Rules, parts 3300.1000 to 3300.2055, provided
46.19that the wages for individuals reported must be at or above customary wages for the same
46.20employer. The employer must also provide one benefit package that is available to all
46.21employees at the specific site certified as an affirmative business enterprise.

46.22    Sec. 14. [268A.16] EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FOR PERSONS WHO ARE
46.23DEAF, DEAFBLIND, OR HARD-OF-HEARING.
46.24    Subdivision 1. Deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing grants. (a) The
46.25commissioner shall develop and implement a specialized statewide grant program to
46.26provide long-term supported employment services for persons who are deaf, deafblind,
46.27and hard-of-hearing. Programs and services eligible for grants under this section must:
46.28(1) assist persons who are deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing in retaining and
46.29advancing in employment;
46.30(2) provide services with staff who must possess fluency in all forms of manual
46.31communication, including American Sign Language; knowledge of hearing loss and
46.32psychosocial implications; sensitivity to cultural issues; familiarity with community
46.33services and communication strategies for people who are hard-of-hearing and do not sign;
46.34and awareness of adaptive technology options;
47.1(3) provide specialized employment support services for individuals who have
47.2a combined hearing and vision loss that address the individual's unique ongoing visual
47.3and auditory communication needs; and
47.4(4) involve clients in the planning, development, oversight, and delivery of
47.5long-term ongoing support services.
47.6(b) Priority for funding shall be given to organizations with experience in developing
47.7innovative employment support services for persons who are deaf, deafblind, and
47.8hard-of-hearing. Each applicant for funds under this section shall submit an evaluation
47.9protocol as part of the grant application.
47.10    Subd. 2. Employment services for transition-aged youth who are deaf,
47.11deafblind, and hard-of-hearing. (a) The commissioner shall develop statewide or
47.12regional grant programs to provide school-based communication, access, and employment
47.13services for youth who are deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing. Services must include
47.14staff who have the skills addressed in subdivision 1, clauses (2) and (3), and expertise
47.15in serving transition-aged youth.
47.16(b) Priority for funding shall be given to organizations with experience in providing
47.17innovative employment support services and readiness for postsecondary training for
47.18transition-aged youths who are deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing. Each applicant for
47.19funds under this section shall submit an evaluation protocol as part of the grant application.
47.20    Subd. 3. Administration. Up to five percent of the biennial appropriation for the
47.21purpose of this section is available to the commissioner for administration of the program.
47.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective upon enactment of a direct
47.23appropriation for grants under this section.

47.24    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 298.28, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
47.25    Subd. 2. City or town where quarried or produced. (a) 4.5 cents per gross ton of
47.26merchantable iron ore concentrate, hereinafter referred to as "taxable ton," plus the amount
47.27provided in paragraph (c), must be allocated to the city or town in the county in which
47.28the lands from which taconite was mined or quarried were located or within which the
47.29concentrate was produced. If the mining, quarrying, and concentration, or different steps
47.30in either thereof are carried on in more than one taxing district, the commissioner shall
47.31apportion equitably the proceeds of the part of the tax going to cities and towns among
47.32such subdivisions upon the basis of attributing 50 percent of the proceeds of the tax to
47.33the operation of mining or quarrying the taconite, and the remainder to the concentrating
47.34plant and to the processes of concentration, and with respect to each thereof giving due
47.35consideration to the relative extent of such operations performed in each such taxing
48.1district. The commissioner's order making such apportionment shall be subject to review
48.2by the Tax Court at the instance of any of the interested taxing districts, in the same
48.3manner as other orders of the commissioner.
48.4(b) Four cents per taxable ton shall be allocated to cities and organized townships
48.5affected by mining because their boundaries are within three miles of a taconite mine pit
48.6that has been actively mined in at least one of the prior three years. If a city or town is
48.7located near more than one mine meeting these criteria, the city or town is eligible to
48.8receive aid calculated from only the mine producing the largest taxable tonnage. When
48.9more than one municipality qualifies for aid based on one company's production, the aid
48.10must be apportioned among the municipalities in proportion to their populations. Of The
48.11amounts distributed under this paragraph to each municipality, one-half must be used for
48.12infrastructure improvement projects, and one-half must be used for projects in which two
48.13or more municipalities cooperate. Each municipality that receives a distribution under this
48.14paragraph must report annually to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board and
48.15the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation on the projects involving
48.16cooperation with other municipalities.
48.17(c) The amount that would have been computed for the current year under Minnesota
48.18Statutes 2008, section 126C.21, subdivision 4, for a school district shall be distributed to
48.19the cities and townships within the school district in the proportion that their taxable net
48.20tax capacity within the school district bears to the taxable net tax capacity of the school
48.21district for property taxes payable in the year prior to distribution.

48.22    Sec. 16. Laws 2013, chapter 143, article 11, section 10, is amended to read:
48.23    Sec. 10. 2013 DISTRIBUTION ONLY.
48.24For the 2013 distribution, a special fund is established to receive 38.7 cents per ton of
48.25any excess of the balance remaining after distribution of amounts required under Minnesota
48.26Statutes, section 298.28, subdivision 6. The following amounts are allocated to St. Louis
48.27County acting as the fiscal agent for the recipients for the following specific purposes:
48.28(1) 5.1 cents per ton to the city of Hibbing for improvements to the city's water
48.29supply system;
48.30(2) 4.3 cents per ton to the city of Mountain Iron for the cost of moving utilities
48.31required as a result of actions undertaken by United States Steel Corporation;
48.32(3) 2.5 cents per ton to the city of Biwabik for improvements to the city's water
48.33supply system, payable upon agreement with ArcelorMittal to satisfy water permit
48.34conditions system to further the established collaborative efforts between the city of
48.35Biwabik, the city of Aurora, and surrounding communities;
49.1(4) 2 cents per ton to the city of Tower for the Tower Marina;
49.2(5) 2.4 cents per ton to the city of Grand Rapids for an eco-friendly heat transfer
49.3system to replace aging effluent lines and for parking lot repaving;
49.4(6) 2.4 cents per ton to the city of Two Harbors for wastewater treatment plant
49.5improvements;
49.6(7) 0.9 cents per ton to the city of Ely for the sanitary sewer replacement project;
49.7(8) 0.6 cents per ton to the town of Crystal Bay for debt service of the Claire Nelson
49.8Intermodal Transportation Center;
49.9(9) 0.5 cents per ton to the Greenway Joint Recreation Board for the Coleraine
49.10hockey arena renovations;
49.11(10) 1.2 cents per ton for the West Range Regional Fire Hall and Training Center
49.12to merge the existing fire services of Coleraine, Bovey, Taconite Marble, Calumet, and
49.13Greenway Township;
49.14(11) 2.5 cents per ton to the city of Hibbing for the Memorial Building;
49.15(12) 0.7 cents per ton to the city of Chisholm for public works infrastructure;
49.16(13) 1.8 cents per ton to the Crane Lake Water and Sanitary District for sanitary
49.17sewer extension;
49.18(14) 2.5 cents per ton for the city of Buhl for the roof on the Mesabi Academy;
49.19(15) 1.2 cents per ton to the city of Gilbert for the New Jersey/Ohio Avenue project;
49.20(16) 1.5 2.0 cents per ton to the city of Cook for street improvements, business park
49.21infrastructure, and a maintenance garage;
49.22(17) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Cook for a water line project;
49.23(18) (17) 1.8 cents per ton to the city of Eveleth to be used for Jones Street
49.24reconstruction and the city auditorium;
49.25(19) (18) 0.5 cents per ton for the city of Keewatin for an electrical substation and
49.26water line replacements;
49.27(20) (19) 3.3 cents per ton for the city of Virginia for Fourth Street North
49.28infrastructure and Franklin Park improvement; and
49.29(21) (20) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Grand Rapids for an economic development
49.30project.
49.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

49.32    Sec. 17. 2014 DISTRIBUTION ONLY.
49.33For the 2014 distribution, a special fund is established to receive 18.84 cents per ton of
49.34any excess of the balance remaining after distribution of amounts required under Minnesota
50.1Statutes, section 298.28, subdivision 6. The following amounts are allocated to St. Louis
50.2County acting as the fiscal agent for the recipients for the following specific purposes:
50.3(1) 1.3 cents per ton to the city of Silver Bay for a water project under Highway 61;
50.4(2) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Grand Rapids for soil and landscape remediation
50.5at the Reif Center;
50.6(3) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of LaPrairie for sewer, water, and road improvements
50.7to accommodate business expansion in the city;
50.8(4) 0.78 cents per ton to the city of Cohasset for an infrastructure project;
50.9(5) 0.39 cents per ton to Balkan Township for a salt storage building and
50.10energy-efficient cold storage building;
50.11(6) 3.0 cents per ton to the city of McKinley to construct a water line from the city
50.12of Gilbert or the city of Biwabik to the city of McKinley's distribution center in order to
50.13secure a potable water source for the city, provided that the city of McKinley secures
50.14the remainder of the project costs from other sources, and expires three years following
50.15the date of distribution;
50.16(7) 6.5 cents per ton to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board for
50.17township block grants to be distributed by the board;
50.18(8) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Marble for a water main and looping project;
50.19(9) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of Nashwauk for an infrastructure project;
50.20(10) 0.35 cents per ton to the city of Babbitt for demolition of a public building;
50.21(11) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of Hoyt Lakes for a storm water project;
50.22(12) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of Aurora for an infrastructure project;
50.23(13) 0.65 cents per ton to the town of Silver Creek for an infrastructure project;
50.24(14) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Calumet for an infrastructure project;
50.25(15) 0.5 cents per ton to Nashwauk Township for the Nashwauk town hall;
50.26(16) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Biwabik for emergency repair of a wastewater
50.27treatment project;
50.28(17) 0.47 cents per ton to the city of Cuyuna for improvements to city properties and
50.29facilities, including construction, electrical, water, sewer, and site preparation; and
50.30(18) 0.3 cents per ton to Morse Township for a recreational trail.
50.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for the 2014 distribution, and all
50.32payments must be made separately and within ten days of the date of the August 2014
50.33payment.

50.34    Sec. 18. CIP ELECTRONIC DATA REPORTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM;
50.35EVALUATION.
51.1The commissioner of commerce may utilize a stakeholder group to annually monitor
51.2the usability and product development of systems for electronic data reporting and
51.3tracking for the use of utilities under the conservation improvement plan program under
51.4Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.241. The initial group may be convened by November
51.51, 2014, and must, among others, include representatives from all sectors of the gas and
51.6electric utility industry and providers of energy conservation.

51.7    Sec. 19. INNOVATION VOUCHER PILOT PROGRAM.
51.8(a) The commissioner of employment and economic development shall develop and
51.9implement an innovation voucher pilot program to provide financing to small businesses
51.10to purchase technical assistance and services from public higher education institutions
51.11and nonprofit entities to assist in the development or commercialization of innovative
51.12new products or services.
51.13(b) Funds available under this section may be used by a small business to access
51.14technical assistance and other services including, but not limited to: research, technical
51.15development, product development, commercialization, market development, technology
51.16exploration, and improved business practices including strategies to grow business and
51.17create operational efficiencies.
51.18(c) To be eligible for a voucher under this section, a business must enter into an
51.19agreement with the commissioner that includes:
51.20(1) a list of the technical assistance and services the business proposes to purchase
51.21and from whom the services will be purchased; and
51.22(2) deliverable outcomes in one of the following areas:
51.23(i) research and development;
51.24(ii) business model development;
51.25(iii) market feasibility;
51.26(iv) operations; or
51.27(v) other outcomes determined by the commissioner.
51.28As part of the agreement, the commissioner must approve the technical assistance and
51.29services to be purchased, and the entities from which the services or technical assistance
51.30will be purchased.
51.31(d) For the purposes of this section, a small business means a business with fewer
51.32than 40 employees.
51.33(e) A voucher award must not exceed $25,000 per business.
52.1(f) The commissioner must report to the chairs of the committees of the house of
52.2representatives and senate having jurisdiction over economic development and workforce
52.3policy and finance issues by December 1, 2014, on the vouchers awarded to date.

52.4    Sec. 20. COMMISSIONER'S ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN.
52.5By December 1, 2014, the commissioner shall report to the committees of the
52.6house of representatives and senate having jurisdiction over workforce development
52.7and economic development policy and finance issues, on the department's plan, and any
52.8request for funding, to design and implement a performance accountability outcome
52.9measurement system for programs under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J and 116L.

52.10    Sec. 21. COMPETENCY STANDARDS: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING,
52.11HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND
52.12AGRICULTURE.
52.13(a) The commissioner of labor and industry, in collaboration with the commissioner
52.14of employment and economic development, shall establish competency standards for
52.15programs in advanced manufacturing, health care services, information technology,
52.16and agriculture. This initiative shall be administered by the Department of Labor and
52.17Industry. In establishing the competency standards, the commissioner shall convene
52.18recognized industry experts, representative employers, higher education institutions, and
52.19representatives of labor to assist in defining credible competency standards acceptable to
52.20the advanced manufacturing, health care services, information technology, and agriculture
52.21industries.
52.22(b) The outcomes expected from the initiatives in this section include:
52.23(1) establishment of competency standards for entry level and at least two additional
52.24higher skill levels in each industry;
52.25(2) verification of competency standards and skill levels and their transferability by
52.26representatives of each respective industry;
52.27(3) models of ways for Minnesota educational institutions to engage in providing
52.28education and training to meet the competency standards established; and
52.29(4) participation from the identified industry sectors.
52.30(c) By January 15, 2015, the commissioner of labor and industry shall report to the
52.31legislative committees with jurisdiction over jobs on the progress and success, including
52.32outcomes, of the initiatives in this section and recommendations on occupations in which
52.33similar competency standards should be developed and implemented.

53.1    Sec. 22. AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT; REPORT.
53.2The commissioner of labor and industry shall report by January 1, 2015, to the chairs
53.3and ranking minority members of the standing committees of the house of representatives
53.4and senate with jurisdiction over labor policy and finance issues on the number of
53.5agricultural employers who are using a 48 hour work week and the number of employees
53.6affected. The commissioner shall include recommendations for appropriate compensation
53.7for such agricultural employees. For the purposes of this section, "agriculture" has the
53.8meaning given in Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0260.

53.9    Sec. 23. REPEALER.
53.10Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116J.997, is repealed.

53.11ARTICLE 4
53.12STATE DEPARTMENTS AND VETERANS

53.13
Section 1. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND VETERANS APPROPRIATIONS.
53.14    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
53.15appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 1, to the agencies and for the purposes
53.16specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund, or another named
53.17fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014"
53.18and "2015" used in this article mean that the addition to the appropriation listed under
53.19them is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
53.20Supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, are effective the
53.21day following final enactment.
53.22
APPROPRIATIONS
53.23
Available for the Year
53.24
Ending June 30
53.25
2014
2015

53.26
53.27
Sec. 2. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND
VETERANS APPROPRIATIONS
53.28
53.29
Subdivision 1.Legislative Coordinating
Commission
$
-0-
$
380,000
53.30$225,000 is for operating costs of the joint
53.31legislative offices. $150,000 each year is
53.32added to the base.
53.33$155,000 is for the Legislative Water
53.34Commission established in section 3.
54.1$145,000 each fiscal year is added to the base
54.2through fiscal year 2019.
54.3
Subd. 2.Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
-0-
250,000
54.4$250,000 is for at least five grants of up
54.5to $50,000 each to conduct a housing
54.6needs assessment for veterans in any
54.7community within the state. No more than
54.8five percent may be used by the Minnesota
54.9Housing Finance Agency to administer
54.10these grants. The grants may be awarded
54.11to any government or nongovernmental
54.12organization. The assessment, which may be
54.13a study or a survey, may examine the need for
54.14scattered site housing for veterans and their
54.15families who are homeless or in danger of
54.16homelessness or for housing that addresses
54.17the health care needs of disabled or aging
54.18veterans. The assessment must be started by
54.19July 30, 2015, and completed by July 30,
54.202016. The commissioner of the Minnesota
54.21Housing Finance Agency must provide
54.22copies of any completed assessment to the
54.23chairs and ranking minority members of
54.24the legislative committees with jurisdiction
54.25over housing and veterans affairs no later
54.26than January 1, 2017. This is a onetime
54.27appropriation.
54.28
Subd. 3.Racing Commission
100,000
85,000
54.29These appropriations are from the racing
54.30and card playing regulation accounts in the
54.31special revenue fund. These appropriations
54.32are onetime and are available in either year
54.33of the biennium.
54.34
Subd. 4. Amateur Sports Commission
-0-
50,000
55.1$50,000 is to develop a pilot program to
55.2prevent and reduce childhood obesity. This
55.3appropriation is onetime and is available
55.4until June 30, 2017.
55.5
Subd. 5.Minnesota Historical Society
-0-
25,000
55.6$25,000 is for a grant to Farm America for
55.7repairs and maintenance of the Minnesota
55.8Agricultural Interpretive Center and for audit
55.9expenses. This is a onetime appropriation
55.10and is available until June 30, 2017.
55.11
Subd. 6.Board of the Arts
-0-
750,000
55.12$750,000 is appropriated from the arts and
55.13cultural heritage fund for arts education in
55.14partnership with the President's Turnaround
55.15Arts Initiative. This appropriation is
55.16contingent on Minnesota being designated
55.17a Turnaround site. This appropriation is
55.18available until June 30, 2015. This is a
55.19onetime appropriation.
55.20
Subd. 7. Minnesota Humanities Center
-0-
225,000
55.21$125,000 is from the arts and cultural heritage
55.22fund for the Veterans' Voices program to
55.23educate and engage the community regarding
55.24veterans' contributions, knowledge, skills,
55.25and experiences. Of this amount, $25,000 is
55.26for transfer to the Association of Minnesota
55.27Public Education Radio Stations for statewide
55.28programming to promote the Veterans' Voices
55.29program. This is a onetime appropriation.
55.30$100,000 is from the arts and cultural
55.31heritage fund for professional development
55.32for kindergarten through grade 12 educators
55.33to better culturally engage their work with
55.34at-risk student populations. This may include
56.1new and original literature that addresses
56.2literacy of emerging cultural communities.
56.3This is a onetime appropriation.
56.4
Subd. 8. Department of Education
-0-
44,000
56.5This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.6and temporary licensing provisions of
56.7Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.8is a onetime appropriation.
56.9
Subd. 9.Board of Accountancy
-0-
44,000
56.10This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.11and temporary licensing provisions of
56.12Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.13is a onetime appropriation.
56.14
56.15
56.16
Subd. 10.Board of Architecture, Engineering,
Land Surveying, Landscape, Architecture,
Geoscience, and Interior Design
-0-
44,000
56.17This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.18and temporary licensing provisions of
56.19Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.20is a onetime appropriation.
56.21
Subd. 11.Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
-0-
20,000
56.22This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.23and temporary licensing provisions of
56.24Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.25is a onetime appropriation.
56.26
Subd. 12.Board of Barber Examiners
-0-
10,000
56.27This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.28and temporary licensing provisions of
56.29Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.30is a onetime appropriation.
56.31
Subd. 13.Board of Private Detectives
-0-
44,000
56.32This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.33and temporary licensing provisions of
57.1Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
57.2is a onetime appropriation.
57.3
57.4
Subd. 14.Board of Behavioral Health and
Therapy
-0-
15,000
57.5This appropriation is from the state
57.6government special revenue fund to
57.7implement expedited and temporary licensing
57.8provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
57.9197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
57.10
Subd. 15.Board of Dentistry
-0-
10,000
57.11This appropriation is from the state
57.12government special revenue fund to
57.13implement expedited and temporary licensing
57.14provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
57.15197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
57.16
57.17
Subd. 16.Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
Practice
-0-
10,000
57.18This appropriation is from the state
57.19government special revenue fund to
57.20implement expedited and temporary licensing
57.21provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
57.22197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
57.23
57.24
Subd. 17.Board of Marriage and Family
Therapy
-0-
14,000
57.25This appropriation is from the state
57.26government special revenue fund to
57.27implement expedited and temporary licensing
57.28provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
57.29197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
57.30
57.31
Subd. 18.Board of Nursing Home
Administrators
-0-
1,000
57.32This appropriation is from the state
57.33government special revenue fund to
57.34implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.1provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.2197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
58.3
Subd. 19.Board of Optometry
-0-
10,000
58.4This appropriation is from the state
58.5government special revenue fund to
58.6implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.7provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.8197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
58.9
Subd. 20.Board of Podiatric Medicine
-0-
10,000
58.10This appropriation is from the state
58.11government special revenue fund to
58.12implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.13provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.14197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
58.15
Subd. 21.Board of Social Work
-0-
3,000
58.16This appropriation is from the state
58.17government special revenue fund to
58.18implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.19provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.20197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.

58.21    Sec. 3. [3.886] LEGISLATIVE WATER COMMISSION.
58.22    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A Legislative Water Commission is established.
58.23    Subd. 2. Membership. (a) The Legislative Water Commission consists of 12
58.24members appointed as follows:
58.25(1) six members of the senate, including three majority party members appointed by
58.26the majority leader and three minority party members appointed by the minority leader; and
58.27(2) six members of the house of representatives, including three majority party
58.28members appointed by the speaker of the house and three minority party members
58.29appointed by the minority leader.
58.30(b) Members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and continue to serve
58.31until their successors are appointed or until a member is no longer a member of the
58.32legislative body that appointed the member to the commission. Vacancies shall be filled in
58.33the same manner as the original positions. Vacancies occurring on the commission do not
59.1affect the authority of the remaining members of the Legislative Water Commission to
59.2carry out the function of the commission.
59.3(c) Members shall elect a chair, vice chair, and other officers as determined by
59.4the commission. The chair may convene meetings as necessary to conduct the duties
59.5prescribed by this section.
59.6    Subd. 3. Commission staffing. The Legislative Coordinating Commission must
59.7employ staff and contract with consultants as necessary to enable the Legislative Water
59.8Commission to carry out its duties and functions.
59.9    Subd. 4. Powers and duties. (a) The Legislative Water Commission shall review
59.10water policy reports and recommendations of the Environmental Quality Board, the Board
59.11of Water and Soil Resources, the Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Natural
59.12Resources, the Metropolitan Council, and other water-related reports as may be required
59.13by law or the legislature.
59.14(b) The commission may conduct public hearings and otherwise secure data and
59.15comments.
59.16(c) The commission shall make recommendations as it deems proper to assist the
59.17legislature in formulating legislation.
59.18(d) Data or information compiled by the Legislative Water Commission or its
59.19subcommittees shall be made available to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
59.20Minnesota Resources, the Clean Water Council, and standing and interim committees of
59.21the legislature on request of the chair of the respective commission, council, or committee.
59.22(e) The commission shall coordinate with the Clean Water Council.
59.23    Subd. 5. Compensation. Members of the commission may receive per diem and
59.24expense reimbursement incurred doing the work of the commission in the manner and
59.25amount prescribed for per diem and expense payments by the senate Committee on Rules
59.26and Administration and the house of representatives Committee on Rules and Legislative
59.27Administration.
59.28    Subd. 6. Expiration. This section expires July 1, 2019.

59.29    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 15A.082, subdivision 1, is
59.30amended to read:
59.31    Subdivision 1. Creation. A Compensation Council is created each odd-numbered
59.32year to assist the legislature in establishing the compensation of constitutional officers,
59.33members of the legislature, justices of the Supreme Court, judges of the Court of Appeals
59.34and district court, and the heads of state and metropolitan agencies included in section
59.3515A.0815 .
60.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

60.2    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 15A.082, subdivision 3, is
60.3amended to read:
60.4    Subd. 3. Submission of recommendations. (a) By March April 15 in each
60.5odd-numbered year, the Compensation Council shall submit to the speaker of the house
60.6and the president of the senate salary recommendations for constitutional officers,
60.7legislators, justices of the Supreme Court, and judges of the Court of Appeals and district
60.8court. The recommended salary for each other office must take effect on the first Monday
60.9in January of the next odd-numbered year, with no more than one adjustment, to take
60.10effect on January 1 of the year after that. The salary recommendations for legislators,
60.11 judges, and constitutional officers take effect if an appropriation of money to pay the
60.12recommended salaries is enacted after the recommendations are submitted and before
60.13their effective date. Recommendations may be expressly modified or rejected. The salary
60.14recommendations for legislators are subject to additional terms that may be adopted
60.15according to section 3.099, subdivisions 1 and 3.
60.16(b) The council shall also submit to the speaker of the house and the president of
60.17the senate recommendations for the salary ranges of the heads of state and metropolitan
60.18agencies, to be effective retroactively from January 1 of that year if enacted into law. The
60.19recommendations shall include the appropriate group in section 15A.0815 to which each
60.20agency head should be assigned and the appropriate limitation on the maximum range of
60.21the salaries of the agency heads in each group, expressed as a percentage of the salary of
60.22the governor.
60.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

60.24    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 15A.082, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
60.25    Subd. 4. Criteria. In making compensation recommendations, the council shall
60.26consider the amount of compensation paid in government service and the private sector
60.27to persons with similar qualifications, the amount of compensation needed to attract
60.28and retain experienced and competent persons, and the ability of the state to pay the
60.29recommended compensation. In making recommendations for legislative compensation,
60.30the council shall also consider the average length of a legislative session, the amount of
60.31work required of legislators during interim periods, and opportunities to earn income from
60.32other sources without neglecting legislative duties.
60.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

61.1    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.16, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
61.2    Subd. 6a. Veteran-owned small businesses. (a) Except when mandated by the
61.3federal government as a condition of receiving federal funds, the commissioner shall
61.4award up to a six percent preference, but no less than the percentage awarded to any
61.5other group under this section, in the amount bid on state procurement to certified small
61.6businesses that are majority-owned and operated by: veterans.
61.7(1) recently separated veterans who have served in active military service, at any
61.8time on or after September 11, 2001, and who have been discharged under honorable
61.9conditions from active service, as indicated by the person's United States Department of
61.10Defense form DD-214 or by the commissioner of veterans affairs;
61.11(2) veterans with service-connected disabilities, as determined at any time by the
61.12United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
61.13(3) any other veteran-owned small businesses certified under section 16C.19,
61.14paragraph (d).
61.15(b) The purpose of this designation is to facilitate the transition of veterans from
61.16military to civilian life, and to help compensate veterans for their sacrifices, including but
61.17not limited to their sacrifice of health and time, to the state and nation during their military
61.18service, as well as to enhance economic development within Minnesota.

61.19    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.19, is amended to read:
61.2016C.19 ELIGIBILITY; RULES.
61.21(a) A small business wishing to participate in the programs under section 16C.16,
61.22subdivisions 4 to 7, must be certified by the commissioner. The commissioner shall adopt
61.23by rule standards and procedures for certifying that small businesses, small targeted
61.24group businesses, and small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas,
61.25and veteran-owned small businesses are eligible to participate under the requirements
61.26of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21. The commissioner shall adopt by rule standards and
61.27procedures for hearing appeals and grievances and other rules necessary to carry out the
61.28duties set forth in sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
61.29(b) The commissioner may make rules which exclude or limit the participation of
61.30nonmanufacturing business, including third-party lessors, brokers, franchises, jobbers,
61.31manufacturers' representatives, and others from eligibility under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
61.32(c) The commissioner may make rules that set time limits and other eligibility limits
61.33on business participation in programs under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
61.34(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, a
61.35veteran-owned small business, the principal place of business of which is in Minnesota, is
62.1certified if it has been verified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being
62.2either a veteran-owned small business or a service-disabled veteran-owned small business,
62.3in accordance with Public Law 109-461 and Code of Federal Regulations, title 38, part 74.
62.4(e) Until rules are adopted pursuant to paragraph (a) for the purpose of certifying
62.5veteran-owned small businesses, the provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, may
62.6be read to include veteran-owned small businesses. In addition to the documentation
62.7required in Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, the veteran owner must have been
62.8discharged under honorable conditions from active service, as indicated by the veteran
62.9owner's most current United States Department of Defense form DD-214.

62.10    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 122A.18, is amended by adding a subdivision
62.11to read:
62.12    Subd. 7c. Temporary military license. The Board of Teaching shall establish
62.13a temporary license in accordance with section 197.4552 for teaching. The fee for a
62.14temporary license under this subdivision shall be $87.90 for an online application or
62.15$86.40 for a paper application.

62.16    Sec. 10. [148.595] TEMPORARY MILITARY PERMIT; FEE.
62.17The Board of Optometry shall establish a temporary permit in accordance with
62.18section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary military permit is $250.

62.19    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148.624, is amended by adding a subdivision
62.20to read:
62.21    Subd. 5. Temporary military permit. The board shall issue a temporary permit to
62.22members of the military in accordance with section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary
62.23permit is $250.

62.24    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 148B.17, subdivision 2, is
62.25amended to read:
62.26    Subd. 2. Licensure and application fees. Nonrefundable licensure and application
62.27fees established by the board shall not exceed the following amounts:
62.28(1) application fee for national examination is $110;
62.29(2) application fee for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) state
62.30examination is $110;
62.31(3) initial LMFT license fee is prorated, but cannot exceed $125;
62.32(4) annual renewal fee for LMFT license is $125;
63.1(5) late fee for LMFT license renewal is $50;
63.2(6) application fee for LMFT licensure by reciprocity is $220;
63.3(7) fee for initial Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
63.4license is $75;
63.5(8) annual renewal fee for LAMFT license is $75;
63.6(9) late fee for LAMFT renewal is $25;
63.7(10) fee for reinstatement of license is $150; and
63.8(11) fee for emeritus status is $125; and
63.9(12) fee for temporary license for members of the military is $100.

63.10    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148B.53, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
63.11    Subd. 3. Fee. Nonrefundable fees are as follows:
63.12    (1) initial license application fee for licensed professional counseling (LPC) - $150;
63.13    (2) initial license fee for LPC - $250;
63.14    (3) annual active license renewal fee for LPC - $250 or equivalent;
63.15    (4) annual inactive license renewal fee for LPC - $125;
63.16    (5) initial license application fee for licensed professional clinical counseling
63.17(LPCC) - $150;
63.18    (6) initial license fee for LPCC - $250;
63.19    (7) annual active license renewal fee for LPCC - $250 or equivalent;
63.20    (8) annual inactive license renewal fee for LPCC - $125;
63.21    (9) license renewal late fee - $100 per month or portion thereof;
63.22    (10) copy of board order or stipulation - $10;
63.23    (11) certificate of good standing or license verification - $25;
63.24    (12) duplicate certificate fee - $25;
63.25    (13) professional firm renewal fee - $25;
63.26    (14) sponsor application for approval of a continuing education course - $60;
63.27    (15) initial registration fee - $50;
63.28    (16) annual registration renewal fee - $25; and
63.29    (17) approved supervisor application processing fee - $30; and
63.30    (18) temporary license for members of the military - $250.

63.31    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 150A.091, is amended by adding a
63.32subdivision to read:
63.33    Subd. 9c. Temporary permit. Applications for a temporary military permit in
63.34accordance with section 197.4552 shall submit a fee not to exceed the amount of $250.

64.1    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 153.16, is amended by adding a subdivision
64.2to read:
64.3    Subd. 4. Temporary military permit. The board shall establish a temporary permit
64.4in accordance with section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary military permit is $250.

64.5    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 154.11, as amended by Laws 2013, chapter
64.685, article 5, section 12, is amended to read:
64.7154.11 EXAMINATION OF NONRESIDENT BARBERS AND
64.8INSTRUCTORS OF BARBERING; TEMPORARY APPRENTICE PERMITS;
64.9TEMPORARY MILITARY LICENSE AND APPRENTICE PERMITS.
64.10    Subdivision 1. Examination of nonresidents. A person who meets all of the
64.11requirements for barber registration in sections 154.001, 154.002, 154.003, 154.01 to
64.12154.161 , 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26 and either has a license, certificate of
64.13registration, or an equivalent as a practicing barber or instructor of barbering from another
64.14state or country which in the discretion of the board has substantially the same requirements
64.15for registering barbers and instructors of barbering as required by sections 154.001,
64.16154.002 , 154.003, 154.01 to 154.161, 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26 or can prove
64.17by sworn affidavits practice as a barber or instructor of barbering in another state or country
64.18for at least five years immediately prior to making application in this state, shall, upon
64.19payment of the required fee, be issued a certificate of registration without examination.
64.20    Subd. 2. Temporary apprentice permits for nonresidents. Any person who
64.21qualifies for examination as a registered barber under this section may apply for a
64.22temporary apprentice permit which is effective no longer than six months. All persons
64.23holding a temporary apprentice permit are subject to all provisions of sections 154.001,
64.24154.002 , 154.003, 154.01 to 154.161, 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26 and the
64.25rules adopted by the board under those sections concerning the conduct and obligations
64.26of registered apprentices.
64.27    Subd. 3. Temporary military license. The board shall establish a temporary license
64.28for barbers and master barbers and a temporary permit for apprentices in accordance with
64.29section 197.4552. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a master
64.30barber is $85. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a barber is $180.
64.31The fee for a temporary permit under this subdivision for an apprentice is $80.

64.32    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 155A.27, is amended by adding a
64.33subdivision to read:
65.1    Subd. 5a. Temporary military license. The board shall establish temporary
65.2licenses for a cosmetologist, nail technician, and esthetician, in accordance with section
65.3197.4552. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a cosmetologist, nail
65.4technician, or esthetician is $100.

65.5    Sec. 18. [197.4552] EXPEDITED AND TEMPORARY LICENSING FOR
65.6FORMER AND CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY.
65.7    Subdivision 1. Expedited licensing processing. Notwithstanding any other law to
65.8the contrary, each professional licensing board defined in section 214.01, subdivisions 2
65.9and 3, shall establish a procedure to expedite the issuance of a license or certification to
65.10perform professional services regulated by each board to a qualified individual who is:
65.11(1) an active duty military member;
65.12(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
65.13(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license or
65.14certification application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
65.15    Subd. 2. Temporary licenses. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary,
65.16each professional licensing board defined in section 214.01, subdivisions 2 and 3, shall
65.17establish a procedure to issue a temporary license or certification to perform professional
65.18services regulated by each board to a qualified individual who is:
65.19(1) an active duty military member;
65.20(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
65.21(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license or
65.22certification application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
65.23(b) A qualified individual under paragraph (a) must provide evidence of:
65.24(1) a current, valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history of
65.25disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
65.26(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
65.27determined by the board to adversely affect the applicants' ability to become licensed.
65.28(c) A temporary license or certificate issued under this subdivision shall allow a
65.29qualified individual to perform regulated professional services for a limited length of time
65.30as determined by the licensing board. During the temporary license period, the individual
65.31shall complete the full application procedure as required by applicable law.
65.32    Subd. 3. Rulemaking. Each licensing board may adopt rules to carry out the
65.33provisions of this section.

66.1    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326.04, as amended by Laws 2014, chapter
66.2236, section 3, is amended to read:
66.3326.04 BOARD ESTABLISHED.
66.4    Subdivision 1. Board composition. To carry out the provisions of sections 326.02
66.5to 326.15 there is hereby created a Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying,
66.6Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design consisting of 21 members, who
66.7shall be appointed by the governor. Three members shall be licensed architects, five
66.8members shall be licensed engineers, two members shall be licensed landscape architects,
66.9two members shall be licensed land surveyors, two members shall be certified interior
66.10designers, two members shall be licensed geoscientists, and five members shall be public
66.11members. Not more than one member of the board shall be from the same branch of the
66.12profession of engineering. Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of
66.13members, the filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting requirements
66.14shall be as provided in sections 214.07 to 214.09. Members shall be limited to two terms.
66.15The provision of staff, administrative services and office space; the review and processing
66.16of complaints; the setting of board fees; and other provisions relating to board operations
66.17shall be as provided in chapter 214.
66.18    Subd. 2. Temporary military certificate. The board shall establish a temporary
66.19military certificate in accordance with section 197.4552.

66.20    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326.10, is amended by adding a subdivision
66.21to read:
66.22    Subd. 10. Temporary military license. The board shall establish a temporary
66.23license in accordance with section 197.4552 for the practice of architecture, professional
66.24engineering, geosciences, land surveying, landscape architecture, and interior design.
66.25The fee for the temporary license under this subdivision for the practice of architecture,
66.26professional engineering, geosciences, land surveying, landscape architecture, or interior
66.27design is $132.

66.28    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326.3382, is amended by adding a
66.29subdivision to read:
66.30    Subd. 6. Temporary military license. The board shall establish a temporary
66.31license to engage in the business of private detective or protective agent in accordance
66.32with section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary license under this subdivision for a
66.33private detective is $1,000. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a
66.34protective agent is $800.

67.1    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326A.04, is amended by adding a
67.2subdivision to read:
67.3    Subd. 1a. Temporary military certificate. The board shall establish a temporary
67.4military certificate in accordance with section 197.4552.

67.5    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 326A.04, subdivision 5, is
67.6amended to read:
67.7    Subd. 5. Fee. (a) The board shall charge a fee for each application for initial
67.8issuance or renewal of a certificate or temporary military certificate under this section as
67.9provided in paragraph (b). The fee for the temporary military certificate is $100.
67.10    (b) The board shall charge the following fees:
67.11    (1) initial issuance of certificate, $150;
67.12    (2) renewal of certificate with an active status, $100 per year;
67.13    (3) initial CPA firm permits, except for sole practitioners, $100;
67.14    (4) renewal of CPA firm permits, except for sole practitioners and those firms
67.15specified in clause (17), $35 per year;
67.16    (5) initial issuance and renewal of CPA firm permits for sole practitioners, except for
67.17those firms specified in clause (17), $35 per year;
67.18    (6) annual late processing delinquency fee for permit, certificate, or registration
67.19renewal applications not received prior to expiration date, $50;
67.20    (7) copies of records, per page, 25 cents;
67.21    (8) registration of noncertificate holders, nonlicensees, and nonregistrants in
67.22connection with renewal of firm permits, $45 per year;
67.23    (9) applications for reinstatement, $20;
67.24    (10) initial registration of a registered accounting practitioner, $50;
67.25    (11) initial registered accounting practitioner firm permits, $100;
67.26    (12) renewal of registered accounting practitioner firm permits, except for sole
67.27practitioners, $100 per year;
67.28    (13) renewal of registered accounting practitioner firm permits for sole practitioners,
67.29$35 per year;
67.30    (14) CPA examination application, $40;
67.31    (15) CPA examination, fee determined by third-party examination administrator;
67.32    (16) renewal of certificates with an inactive status, $25 per year; and
67.33    (17) renewal of CPA firm permits for firms that have one or more offices located in
67.34another state, $68 per year.

68.1    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.44, subdivision 1, as added by Laws
68.22014, chapter 239, article 2, section 6, is amended to read:
68.3    Subdivision 1. Scope. (a) No department, agency of the state, the Metropolitan
68.4Council, or an agency subject to section 473.143, subdivision 1, shall execute a contract
68.5for goods or services or an agreement for goods or services in excess of $500,000 with a
68.6business that has 40 or more full-time employees in this state or a state where the business
68.7has its primary place of business on a single day during the prior 12 months, unless the
68.8business has an equal pay certificate or it has certified in writing that it is exempt. A
68.9certificate is valid for four years.
68.10    (b) This section does not apply to a business with respect to a specific contract if
68.11the commissioner of administration determines that application of this section would
68.12cause undue hardship to the contracting entity. This section does not apply to a contract
68.13to provide goods and services to individuals under chapters 43A, 62A, 62C, 62D, 62E,
68.14256B, 256I, 256L, and 268A, with a business that has a license, certification, registration,
68.15provider agreement, or provider enrollment contract that is prerequisite to providing those
68.16goods and services. This section does not apply to contracts entered into by the State
68.17Board of Investment for investment options under section 352.965, subdivision 4.
68.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014.

68.19    Sec. 25. LEGISLATIVE WATER COMMISSION INITIAL APPOINTMENTS
68.20AND FIRST MEETING.
68.21Initial appointments to the Legislative Water Commission established in section
68.223 must be made by September 1, 2014. The first meeting of the Legislative Water
68.23Commission shall be convened by the chair or a designee of the Legislative Coordinating
68.24Commission by October 15, 2014. The Legislative Water Commission shall select a chair
68.25from its membership at its first meeting.

68.26    Sec. 26. STUDY OF SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNT FOR CENTRAL
68.27ACCOMMODATION.
68.28The commissioner of management and budget, in consultation with the Commission
68.29of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans, must report to the chairs and
68.30ranking minority members of the senate Finance Committee, the house of representatives
68.31Ways and Means Committee, the house of representatives State Government Finance
68.32Committee, the senate State Departments and Veterans Budget Division, and the governor
68.33by January 5, 2015, on advantages and disadvantages of creating an account for the
69.1special revenue fund in the state treasury to pay for costs of providing accommodations to
69.2executive branch state employees with disabilities. The report must include:
69.3(1) a summary of money spent by executive branch state agencies in fiscal years
69.42012 and 2013 for providing accommodations to executive branch state employees, to
69.5the extent that such expenditures can be determined; and
69.6(2) recommendations for laws and policies needed to implement an account in the
69.7special revenue fund, if one is recommended under this section; or other recommendations
69.8related to best practices in provision of accommodations for employees with disabilities
69.9in the executive branch.

69.10ARTICLE 5
69.11PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS APPROPRIATIONS

69.12
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
69.13The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
69.14in this article.
69.15
2014
2015
Total
69.16
General
$
-0-
$
35,057,000
$
35,057,000
69.17
69.18
State Government Special
Revenue
12,361,000
6,865,000
19,226,000
69.19
Total
$
12,361,000
$
41,922,000
$
54,283,000

69.20
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
69.21The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
69.22appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, to the agencies and for the purposes
69.23specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund, or another named
69.24fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014"
69.25and "2015" used in this article mean that the addition to the appropriation listed under
69.26them is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
69.27Supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, are effective the
69.28day following final enactment.
69.29
APPROPRIATIONS
69.30
Available for the Year
69.31
Ending June 30
69.32
2014
2015

69.33
Sec. 3. PUBLIC SAFETY
69.34
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
12,361,000
$
8,638,000
70.1
Appropriations by Fund
70.2
General
-0-
1,773,000
70.3
70.4
State Government
Special Revenue
12,361,000
6,865,000
70.5The amounts that may be spent for each
70.6purpose are specified in the following
70.7subdivisions.
70.8
Subd. 2.Emergency Communication Networks
5,059,000
6,865,000
70.9This onetime appropriation is from the state
70.10government special revenue fund for 911
70.11emergency telecommunications services.
70.12
Subd. 3.Office of Justice Programs
-0-
1,300,000
70.13(a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for youth
70.14intervention programs under Minnesota
70.15Statutes, section 299A.73. The appropriation
70.16must be used to create new programs
70.17statewide in underserved areas and to help
70.18existing programs serve unmet needs in
70.19program communities. Of this amount,
70.20$100,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for a youth
70.21intervention program targeted toward
70.22East African youth. This is a onetime
70.23appropriation and is available until expended.
70.24(b) $500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for a grant
70.25to provide emergency shelter programming
70.26for victims of domestic abuse and trafficking.
70.27The program shall provide shelter to
70.28East African women and children. The
70.29appropriation must be used for the operating
70.30expenses of a shelter. This is a onetime
70.31appropriation, and is available until June 30,
70.322017.
70.33(c) $300,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for
70.34grants to sexual assault advocacy programs
71.1for sexual violence community prevention
71.2networks. For purposes of this section,
71.3"sexual assault" means a violation of
71.4Minnesota Statutes, sections 609.342 to
71.5609.3453. $300,000 in each of fiscal years
71.62016 and 2017 is added to the base.
71.7
Subd. 4.Fire Safety Account
1,300,000
-0-
71.8$1,300,000 in fiscal year 2014 is from the fire
71.9safety account in the special revenue fund
71.10for activities and programs under Minnesota
71.11Statutes, section 299F.012. This is a onetime
71.12appropriation. By January 15, 2015, the
71.13commissioner shall report to the chairs and
71.14ranking minority members of the legislative
71.15committees with jurisdiction over the fire
71.16safety account regarding the balances and
71.17uses of the account.
71.18
Subd. 5.Criminal Apprehension
71.19$473,000 in fiscal year 2015 is to implement
71.20the expungement law changes in Laws 2014,
71.21chapter 246. The base for this activity shall
71.22be $583,000 in each of fiscal years 2016 and
71.232017.

71.24
Sec. 4. CORRECTIONS
71.25
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
-0-
$
30,139,000
71.26The amounts that may be spent for each
71.27purpose are specified in the following
71.28subdivisions.
71.29
Subd. 2.Correctional Institutions
-0-
27,289,000
71.30This includes a onetime appropriation of
71.31$11,089,000.
71.32
Subd. 3.Community Services
-0-
1,950,000
72.1$50,000 in fiscal year 2015 is a onetime
72.2appropriation to implement the victim
72.3notification provisions in article 6, sections
72.41, 2, and 5.
72.5
Subd. 4.Operations Support
-0-
900,000

72.6
72.7
Sec. 5. PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND
TRAINING (POST) BOARD
-0-
50,000
72.8$50,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for training
72.9state and local community safety personnel
72.10in the use of crisis de-escalation techniques
72.11for use with Minnesota veterans following
72.12their return from active military service in
72.13a combat zone. The director may consult
72.14with any other state or local governmental
72.15official or nongovernmental authority that the
72.16director determines to be relevant, to include
72.17postsecondary institutions, when selecting
72.18a service provider for this training. The
72.19training provider must have a demonstrated
72.20understanding of the transitions and
72.21challenges that veterans may experience
72.22during their re-entry into society following
72.23combat service. The training opportunities
72.24provided must be reasonably distributed
72.25statewide. This is a onetime appropriation.

72.26
Sec. 6. HUMAN RIGHTS
$
0
$
50,000
72.27For outreach to the community regarding
72.28the role and duties of the Council on Black
72.29Minnesotans, the Council on Asian Pacific
72.30Minnesotans, the Chicano Latino Affairs
72.31Council, and the Minnesota Indian Affairs
72.32Council. This is a onetime appropriation.

72.33
Sec. 7. HUMAN SERVICES
$
0
$
45,000
73.1$45,000 in fiscal year 2015 is to implement
73.2the expungement law changes in Laws 2014,
73.3chapter 246. The base for this activity shall
73.4be $90,000 in each of fiscal years 2016 and
73.52017.

73.6    Sec. 8. Laws 2009, chapter 83, article 1, section 10, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
73.7
Subd. 7.Emergency Communication Networks
66,470,000
70,233,000
73.8This appropriation is from the state
73.9government special revenue fund for 911
73.10emergency telecommunications services.
73.11(a) Public Safety Answering Points.
73.12$13,664,000 each year is to be distributed
73.13as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
73.14403.113, subdivision 2 .
73.15(b) Medical Resource Communication
73.16Centers. $683,000 each year is for grants
73.17to the Minnesota Emergency Medical
73.18Services Regulatory Board for the Metro
73.19East and Metro West Medical Resource
73.20Communication Centers that were in
73.21operation before January 1, 2000.
73.22(c) ARMER Debt Service. $17,557,000 the
73.23first year and $23,261,000 the second year
73.24are to the commissioner of finance to pay
73.25debt service on revenue bonds issued under
73.26Minnesota Statutes, section 403.275.
73.27Any portion of this appropriation not needed
73.28to pay debt service in a fiscal year may be
73.29used by the commissioner of public safety to
73.30pay cash for any of the capital improvements
73.31for which bond proceeds were appropriated
73.32by Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 1, section
74.19, subdivision 8, or Laws 2007, chapter 54,
74.2article 1, section 10, subdivision 8.
74.3(d) Metropolitan Council Debt Service.
74.4$1,410,000 each year is to the commissioner
74.5of finance for payment to the Metropolitan
74.6Council for debt service on bonds issued
74.7under Minnesota Statutes, section 403.27.
74.8(e) ARMER State Backbone Operating
74.9Costs. $5,060,000 each year is to the
74.10commissioner of transportation for costs
74.11of maintaining and operating the statewide
74.12radio system backbone.
74.13(f) ARMER Improvements. $1,000,000
74.14each year is for the Statewide Radio Board for
74.15costs of design, construction, maintenance
74.16of, and improvements to those elements
74.17of the statewide public safety radio and
74.18communication system that support mutual
74.19aid communications and emergency medical
74.20services or provide enhancement of public
74.21safety communication interoperability.
74.22(g) Next Generation 911. $3,431,000 the
74.23first year and $6,490,000 the second year
74.24are to replace the current system with the
74.25Next Generation Internet Protocol (IP) based
74.26network. This appropriation is available until
74.27expended. The base level of funding for
74.28fiscal year 2012 shall be $2,965,000.
74.29(h) Grants to Local Government.
74.30$5,000,000 the first year is for grants to
74.31local units of government to assist with
74.32the transition to the ARMER system. This
74.33appropriation is available until June 30, 2012.
74.34EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from June 29, 2011.

75.1    Sec. 9. Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, section 12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
75.2
75.3
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
157,851,000
$
161,191,000
161,911,000
75.4
Appropriations by Fund
75.5
2014
2015
75.6
General
82,213,000
82,772,000
75.7
Special Revenue
14,062,000
13,062,000
75.8
75.9
State Government
Special Revenue
59,241,000
63,742,000
75.10
Environmental
69,000
69,000
75.11
Trunk Highway
2,266,000
2,266,000
75.12The amounts that may be spent for each
75.13purpose are specified in the following
75.14subdivisions.

75.15    Sec. 10. Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, as amended by
75.16Laws 2013, chapter 140, section 2, is amended to read:
75.17
Subd. 3.Criminal Apprehension
47,588,000
47,197,000
75.18
Appropriations by Fund
75.19
General
42,315,000
42,924,000
75.20
Special Revenue
3,000,000
2,000,000
75.21
75.22
State Government
Special Revenue
7,000
7,000
75.23
Trunk Highway
2,266,000
2,266,000
75.24
(a) DWI Lab Analysis; Trunk Highway Fund
75.25Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
75.26161.20, subdivision 3 , $1,941,000 each year
75.27is from the trunk highway fund for laboratory
75.28analysis related to driving-while-impaired
75.29cases.
75.30
(b) Criminal History System
75.31$50,000 the first year and $580,000 the
75.32second year from the general fund and,
75.33notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
75.34299A.705, subdivision 4 , $3,000,000 the
75.35first year and $2,000,000 the second year
76.1from the vehicle services account in the
76.2special revenue fund are to replace the state
76.3criminal history system. This appropriation
76.4is available until expended. Of this amount,
76.5$2,980,000 the first year and $2,580,000
76.6the second year are for a onetime transfer
76.7to the Office of Enterprise Technology for
76.8start-up costs. Service level agreements
76.9must document all project-related transfers
76.10under this paragraph. Ongoing operating
76.11and support costs for this system shall
76.12be identified and incorporated into future
76.13service level agreements.
76.14The commissioner is authorized to use funds
76.15appropriated under this paragraph for the
76.16purposes specified in paragraph (c).
76.17The general fund base for this program is
76.18$4,930,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $417,000
76.19in fiscal year 2017.
76.20
(c) Criminal Reporting System
76.21$1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000 the
76.22second year from the general fund are to
76.23replace the state's crime reporting system
76.24 and include one full-time equivalent business
76.25analyst. This appropriation is available until
76.26expended. Of these amounts, $1,360,000
76.27the first year and $1,360,000 $1,290,000
76.28 the second year are for a onetime transfer
76.29to the Office of Enterprise Technology for
76.30start-up costs. Service level agreements
76.31must document all project-related transfers
76.32under this paragraph. Ongoing operating
76.33and support costs for this system shall
76.34be identified and incorporated into future
76.35service level agreements.
77.1The commissioner is authorized to use funds
77.2appropriated under this paragraph for the
77.3purposes specified in paragraph (b).
77.4The base funding for this program is
77.5$1,360,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $380,000
77.6in fiscal year 2017.
77.7
(d) Forensic Laboratory
77.8$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
77.9second year from the general fund and,
77.10notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
77.11161.20, subdivision 3 , $125,000 the first
77.12year and $125,000 the second year from the
77.13trunk highway fund are to replace forensic
77.14laboratory equipment at the Bureau of
77.15Criminal Apprehension.
77.16$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
77.17second year from the general fund and,
77.18notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
77.19161.20, subdivision 3 , $200,000 the first
77.20year and $200,000 the second year from the
77.21trunk highway fund are to improve forensic
77.22laboratory staffing at the Bureau of Criminal
77.23Apprehension.
77.24
(e) Livescan Fingerprinting
77.25$310,000 the first year and $389,000 the
77.26second year from the general fund are to
77.27maintain Livescan fingerprinting machines.
77.28
(f) Report
77.29If the vehicle services special revenue account
77.30accrues an unallocated balance in excess
77.31of 50 percent of the previous fiscal year's
77.32expenditures, the commissioner of public
77.33safety shall submit a report to the chairs
77.34and ranking minority members of the house
78.1of representatives and senate committees
78.2with jurisdiction over transportation and
78.3public safety policy and finance. The report
78.4must contain specific policy and legislative
78.5recommendations for reducing the fund
78.6balance and avoiding future excessive fund
78.7balances. The report is due within three
78.8months of the fund balance exceeding the
78.9threshold established in this paragraph.

78.10    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, section 13, is amended to read:
78.11
78.12
Sec. 13. PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS
AND TRAINING (POST) BOARD
$
3,870,000
$
3,870,000
78.13(a) Excess Amounts Transferred
78.14This appropriation is from the peace officer
78.15training account in the special revenue fund.
78.16Any new receipts credited to that account in
78.17the first year in excess of $3,870,000 must be
78.18transferred and credited to the general fund.
78.19Any new receipts credited to that account in
78.20the second year in excess of $3,870,000 must
78.21be transferred and credited to the general
78.22fund.
78.23(b) Peace Officer Training
78.24Reimbursements
78.25$2,734,000 each year is for reimbursements
78.26to local governments for peace officer
78.27training costs.
78.28(c) Training; Sexually Exploited and
78.29Trafficked Youth
78.30Of the appropriation in paragraph (b),
78.31$100,000 the first year is for reimbursements
78.32to local governments for peace officer
78.33training costs on sexually exploited and
79.1trafficked youth, including effectively
79.2identifying sex trafficked victims and
79.3traffickers, investigation techniques, and
79.4assisting sexually exploited youth. These
79.5funds are available until June 30, 2016.
79.6Reimbursement shall be provided on a flat
79.7fee basis of $100 per diem per officer.
79.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

79.9    Sec. 12. TRANSFER; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
79.10On July 1, 2014, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
79.11$3,000,000 from the general fund to the disaster assistance contingency account created in
79.12article 7, section 4.

79.13ARTICLE 6
79.14PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS

79.15    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.84, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
79.16    Subd. 5. Disclosure. Private or confidential court services data shall not be
79.17disclosed except:
79.18(a) pursuant to section 13.05;
79.19(b) pursuant to a statute specifically authorizing disclosure of court services data;
79.20(c) with the written permission of the source of confidential data;
79.21(d) to the court services department, parole or probation authority or state or local
79.22correctional agency or facility having statutorily granted supervision over the individual
79.23subject of the data;
79.24(e) pursuant to subdivision 6; or
79.25(f) pursuant to a valid court order.; or
79.26(g) pursuant to section 611A.06, subdivision 6.
79.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

79.28    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.84, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
79.29    Subd. 6. Public benefit data. (a) The responsible authority or its designee of a
79.30parole or probation authority or correctional agency may release private or confidential
79.31court services data related to:
80.1(1) criminal acts to any law enforcement agency, if necessary for law enforcement
80.2purposes; and
80.3(2) criminal acts or delinquent acts to the victims of criminal or delinquent acts to the
80.4extent that the data are necessary for the victim to assert the victim's legal right to restitution.
80.5(b) A parole or probation authority, a correctional agency, or agencies that provide
80.6correctional services under contract to a correctional agency may release to a law
80.7enforcement agency the following data on defendants, parolees, or probationers: current
80.8address, dates of entrance to and departure from agency programs, and dates and times of
80.9any absences, both authorized and unauthorized, from a correctional program.
80.10(c) The responsible authority or its designee of a juvenile correctional agency may
80.11release private or confidential court services data to a victim of a delinquent act to the
80.12extent the data are necessary to enable the victim to assert the victim's right to request
80.13notice of release under section 611A.06. The data that may be released include only the
80.14name, home address, and placement site of a juvenile who has been placed in a juvenile
80.15correctional facility as a result of a delinquent act.
80.16(d) Upon the victim's written or electronic request and, if the victim and offender have
80.17been household or family members as defined in section 518B.01, subdivision 2, paragraph
80.18(b), the commissioner of corrections or the commissioner's designee may disclose to the
80.19victim of an offender convicted of a qualified domestic violence-related offense as defined
80.20in section 609.02, subdivision 16, notification of the city and five-digit zip code of the
80.21offender's residency upon or after release from a Department of Corrections facility, unless:
80.22(1) the offender is not under correctional supervision at the time of the victim's
80.23request;
80.24(2) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee does not have the city or zip
80.25code; or
80.26(3) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee reasonably believes that
80.27disclosure of the city or zip code of the offender's residency creates a risk to the victim,
80.28offender, or public safety.
80.29(e) Paragraph (d) applies only where the offender is serving a prison term for
80.30a qualified domestic violence-related offense committed against the victim seeking
80.31notification.
80.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

80.33    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 260B.198, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
80.34    Subd. 7. Continuance. (a) When it is in the best interests of the child to do so and
80.35not inimical to public safety and when the child has admitted the allegations contained in
81.1the petition before the judge or referee, or when a hearing has been held as provided for in
81.2section 260B.163 and the allegations contained in the petition have been duly proven but,
81.3in either case, before a finding of delinquency has been entered, the court may continue
81.4the case for a period not to exceed 90 180 days on any one order. Such a continuance may
81.5be extended for one additional successive period not to exceed 90 days and only after the
81.6court has reviewed the case and entered its order for an additional continuance without a
81.7finding of delinquency. The continuance may be extended for one additional successive
81.8period not to exceed 180 days, but only with the consent of the prosecutor and only after
81.9the court has reviewed the case and entered its order for the additional continuance
81.10without a finding of delinquency. During this a continuance the court may enter an order
81.11in accordance with the provisions of subdivision 1, clause (1) or (2) except clause (4), or
81.12enter an order to hold the child in detention for a period not to exceed 15 days on any one
81.13order for the purpose of completing any consideration, or any investigation or examination
81.14ordered in accordance with the provisions of section 260B.157.
81.15(b) A prosecutor may appeal a continuance ordered in contravention of this
81.16subdivision. This subdivision does not extend the court's jurisdiction under section
81.17260B.193 and does not apply to an extended jurisdiction juvenile proceeding.
81.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
81.19offenses committed on or after that date.

81.20    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.012, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
81.21    Subd. 2. Fire Service Advisory Committee. (a) The Fire Service Advisory
81.22Committee shall provide recommendations to the commissioner of public safety on
81.23fire service-related issues and shall consist of representatives of each of the following
81.24organizations: two appointed by the president of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs
81.25Association, two appointed by the president of the Minnesota State Fire Department
81.26Association, two appointed by the president of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters,
81.27two appointed by the president of the League of Minnesota Cities, one appointed by the
81.28president of the Minnesota Association of Townships, one appointed by the president
81.29of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota, one appointed jointly by the presidents of
81.30the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the
81.31Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota, and the commissioner of public safety or the
81.32commissioner's designee. The commissioner of public safety must ensure that at least
81.33three of the members of the advisory committee work and reside in counties outside of the
81.34seven-county metropolitan area. The committee shall provide funding recommendations
81.35to the commissioner of public safety from the fire safety fund for the following purposes:
82.1(1) for the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education;
82.2(2) for programs and staffing for the State Fire Marshal Division; and
82.3(3) for fire-related regional response team programs and any other fire service
82.4programs that have the potential for statewide impact.
82.5    (b) The committee under paragraph (a) does not expire.

82.6    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision
82.7to read:
82.8    Subd. 6. Offender location. (a) Upon the victim's written or electronic request
82.9and if the victim and offender have been household or family members as defined in
82.10section 518B.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), the commissioner of corrections or
82.11the commissioner's designee shall disclose to the victim of an offender convicted of a
82.12qualified domestic violence-related offense as defined in section 609.02, subdivision 16,
82.13notification of the city and five-digit zip code of the offender's residency upon release from
82.14a Department of Corrections facility, unless:
82.15(1) the offender is not under correctional supervision at the time of the victim's
82.16request;
82.17(2) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee does not have the city or zip
82.18code; or
82.19(3) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee reasonably believes that
82.20disclosure of the city or zip code of the offender's residency creates a risk to the victim,
82.21offender, or public safety.
82.22(b) All identifying information regarding the victim including, but not limited to, the
82.23notification provided by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee is classified as
82.24private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, and is accessible
82.25only to the victim.
82.26(c) This subdivision applies only where the offender is serving a prison term
82.27for a qualified domestic violence-related offense committed against the victim seeking
82.28notification.
82.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 15, 2015.

82.30    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 645.241, is amended to read:
82.31645.241 PUNISHMENT FOR PROHIBITED ACTS.
83.1(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), when the performance of any act is
83.2prohibited by a statute, and no penalty for the violation of the same shall be imposed in
83.3any statute, the doing of such act shall be a misdemeanor.
83.4(b) When the performance of any act is prohibited by a statute enacted or amended
83.5after September 1, 2014, and no penalty for the violation of the same shall be imposed in
83.6any statute, the doing of such act shall be a petty misdemeanor.

83.7    Sec. 7. Laws 2014, chapter 240, section 26, is amended to read:
83.8    Sec. 26. REPEALER.
83.9Laws 2012, chapter 235, section 11, is repealed.
83.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

83.11ARTICLE 7
83.12DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES; FEDERAL AID GRANTED

83.13    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
83.14to read:
83.15    Subd. 5d. Local government. "Local government" has the meaning given in Code
83.16of Federal Regulations, title 44, section 206.2 (2012).

83.17    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
83.18read:
83.19    Subd. 6b. Nonfederal share. "Nonfederal share" has the meaning given in section
83.2012A.02, subdivision 7.

83.21    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.221, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
83.22    Subd. 4. Subgrant agreements; state share. (a) The state director, serving as the
83.23governor's authorized representative, may enter into subgrant agreements with eligible
83.24applicants to provide federal and state financial assistance made available as a result
83.25of a disaster declaration.
83.26(b) When state funds are used to provide the FEMA Public Assistance Program
83.27cost-share requirement for a local government, the state director must award a local
83.28government 100 percent of the nonfederal share of the local government's FEMA Public
83.29Assistance Program costs.

83.30    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.221, is amended by adding a subdivision
83.31to read:
84.1    Subd. 6. Disaster assistance contingency account; appropriation. (a) A disaster
84.2assistance contingency account is created in the special revenue fund in the state treasury.
84.3Money in the disaster assistance contingency account is appropriated to the commissioner
84.4of public safety to provide:
84.5(1) cost-share for federal assistance under section 12A.15, subdivision 1; and
84.6(2) state public disaster assistance to eligible applicants under chapter 12B.
84.7(b) For appropriations under paragraph (a), clause (1), the amount appropriated is
84.8100 percent of any nonfederal share for state agencies and local governments. Money
84.9appropriated under paragraph (a), clause (1), may be used to pay all or a portion of the
84.10nonfederal share for publicly owned capital improvement projects.
84.11(c) For appropriations under paragraph (a), clause (2), the amount appropriated
84.12is the amount required to pay eligible claims under chapter 12B, as certified by the
84.13commissioner of public safety.
84.14(d) By January 15 of each year, the commissioner of management and budget shall
84.15submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
84.16Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee detailing state disaster
84.17assistance appropriations and expenditures under this subdivision during the previous
84.18calendar year.
84.19(e) The governor's budget proposal submitted to the legislature under section 16A.11
84.20must include recommended appropriations to the disaster assistance contingency account.
84.21The governor's appropriation recommendations must be informed by the commissioner of
84.22public safety's estimate of the amount of money that will be necessary to:
84.23(1) provide 100 percent of the nonfederal share for state agencies and local
84.24governments that will receive federal financial assistance from FEMA during the next
84.25biennium; and
84.26(2) fully pay all eligible claims under chapter 12B.
84.27(f) Notwithstanding section 16A.28:
84.28(1) funds appropriated or transferred to the disaster assistance contingency account
84.29do not lapse but remain in the account until appropriated; and
84.30(2) funds appropriated from the disaster assistance contingency account do not lapse
84.31and are available until expended.

84.32    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
84.33    Subd. 2. Appropriation. "Appropriation" means an appropriation provided in law
84.34specifically to implement this chapter, including but not limited to a statutory appropriation
84.35to provide the required cost-share for federal disaster assistance under section 12.221.

85.1    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
85.2to read:
85.3    Subd. 6. Local government. "Local government" has the meaning given in section
85.412.03, subdivision 5d.

85.5    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
85.6to read:
85.7    Subd. 7. Nonfederal share. "Nonfederal share" means that portion of total FEMA
85.8Public Assistance Program costs that is no more than 25 percent and is not eligible for
85.9FEMA reimbursement.

85.10    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
85.11    Subd. 3. Nonduplication of federal assistance. State assistance may not duplicate
85.12or supplement eligible FEMA Public Assistance Program assistance. For eligible Public
85.13Assistance Program costs, any state matching cost-share money made available for
85.14that assistance must be disbursed by the Department of Public Safety to a state agency,
85.15local political subdivision, Indian tribe government, or other applicant. State assistance
85.16distributed by a state agency, other than the Department of Public Safety, to a political
85.17subdivision local government or other applicant for disaster costs that are eligible for
85.18FEMA Public Assistance Program assistance constitutes an advance of funds. Such
85.19advances must be repaid to the applicable state agency when the applicant has received
85.20the FEMA Public Assistance Program assistance, and whatever state matching cost-share
85.21 money may be made available for that assistance, from the Department of Public Safety.

85.22    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
85.23    Subdivision 1. State match cost-share for federal assistance. State appropriations
85.24may be used for payment of the state match for federal disaster assistance to pay 100
85.25percent of the nonfederal share for state agencies. If authorized in law, state appropriations
85.26may be used to pay all or a portion of the local share of the match for federal funds for
85.27political subdivisions and local governments under section 12.221. An appropriation from
85.28the bond proceeds fund may be used to fund federal match obligations as cost-share for
85.29federal disaster assistance for publicly owned capital improvement projects resulting from
85.30the receipt of federal disaster assistance.

85.31    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.28, is amended by adding a subdivision
85.32to read:
86.1    Subd. 9. Disaster assistance. (a) The commissioner of management and budget
86.2must transfer the unexpended and unencumbered balance of a general fund disaster
86.3assistance appropriation that expires as provided under this section or as otherwise provided
86.4by law to the disaster assistance contingency account in section 12.221, subdivision 6.
86.5(b) Expired disaster assistance transferred to the disaster assistance contingency
86.6account is appropriated as provided under section 12.221, subdivision 6, regardless of the
86.7specific disaster event or purpose for which the expired disaster assistance was originally
86.8appropriated.
86.9(c) The commissioner must report each transfer to the chairs of the house of
86.10representatives Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee.
86.11(d) For the purposes of this subdivision, "disaster assistance appropriation" means
86.12an appropriation from the general fund to provide cost-share required for federal disaster
86.13assistance or to provide other state disaster assistance under chapter 12A or 12B.

86.14    Sec. 11. EFFECTIVE DATE.
86.15This article is effective the day following final enactment.

86.16ARTICLE 8
86.17DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSENT FEDERAL AID

86.18    Section 1. [12B.10] PUBLIC DISASTER ASSISTANCE; ABSENT FEDERAL
86.19AID.
86.20This chapter establishes a state public assistance program to provide cost-share
86.21assistance to local governments that sustain significant damage on a per capita basis but
86.22are not eligible for federal disaster assistance or corresponding state assistance under
86.23chapter 12A.

86.24    Sec. 2. [12B.15] DEFINITIONS.
86.25    Subdivision 1. Application. The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
86.26    Subd. 2. Applicant. "Applicant" means a local government that applies for state
86.27disaster assistance under this chapter.
86.28    Subd. 3. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
86.29    Subd. 4. Director. "Director" means the director of the Division of Homeland
86.30Security and Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety.
86.31    Subd. 5. Disaster. "Disaster" means any catastrophe, including but not limited
86.32to a tornado, storm, high water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, earthquake, volcanic
87.1eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, or drought or, regardless of cause, any fire,
87.2flood, or explosion.
87.3    Subd. 6. FEMA. "FEMA" means the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
87.4    Subd. 7. Incident period. "Incident period" means the time interval of a disaster as
87.5delineated by specific start and end dates.
87.6    Subd. 8. Local government. "Local government" has the meaning given in section
87.712.03, subdivision 5d.

87.8    Sec. 3. [12B.25] ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA; CONSIDERATIONS.
87.9    Subdivision 1. Payment required; eligibility criteria. The director, serving as
87.10the governor's authorized representative, may enter into grant agreements with eligible
87.11applicants to provide state financial assistance made available as a result of a disaster
87.12that satisfies all of the following criteria:
87.13(1) the state or applicable local government declares a disaster or emergency during
87.14the incident period;
87.15(2) damages suffered and eligible costs incurred are the direct result of the disaster;
87.16(3) federal disaster assistance is not available to the applicant because the governor
87.17did not request a presidential declaration of major disaster, the president denied the
87.18governor's request, or the applicant is not eligible for federal disaster assistance because
87.19the state or county did not meet the per capita impact indicator under FEMA's Public
87.20Assistance Program;
87.21(4) the applicant incurred eligible damages that, on a per capita basis, equal or
87.22exceed 50 percent of the countywide per capita impact indicator under FEMA's Public
87.23Assistance Program;
87.24(5) the applicant assumes responsibility for 25 percent of the applicant's total
87.25eligible costs; and
87.26(6) the applicant satisfies all requirements in this chapter.
87.27    Subd. 2. Considerations; other resources available. When evaluating applicant
87.28eligibility under subdivision 1, the director must consider:
87.29(1) the availability of other resources from federal, state, local, private, or other
87.30sources; and
87.31(2) the availability or existence of insurance.

87.32    Sec. 4. [12B.30] ELIGIBLE COSTS.
88.1    Subdivision 1. Eligible costs. Costs eligible for payment under this chapter are
88.2those costs that would be eligible for federal financial assistance under FEMA's Public
88.3Assistance Program.
88.4    Subd. 2. Ineligible costs. Ineligible costs are all costs not included in subdivision
88.51, including but not limited to:
88.6(1) ordinary operating expenses, including salaries and expenses of employees and
88.7public officials that are not directly related to the disaster response;
88.8(2) costs for which payment has been or will be received from any other funding
88.9source;
88.10(3) disaster-related costs that should, in the determination of the director, be covered
88.11and compensated by insurance; and
88.12(4) projects and claims totaling less than the minimum FEMA project threshold.

88.13    Sec. 5. [12B.35] APPLICANT'S SHARE.
88.14An applicant's share of eligible costs incurred must not be less than 25 percent. The
88.15substantiated value of donated materials, equipment, services, and labor may be used as
88.16all or part of the applicant's share of eligible costs, subject to the following:
88.17(1) all items and sources of donation must be indicated on the application and any
88.18supporting documentation submitted to the commissioner;
88.19(2) the rate for calculating the value of donated, nonprofessional labor is the
88.20prevailing federal minimum wage;
88.21(3) the value of donated equipment may not exceed the highway equipment rates
88.22approved by the commissioner of transportation; and
88.23(4) the value of donated materials and professional services must conform to market
88.24rates and be established by invoice.

88.25    Sec. 6. [12B.40] APPLICATION PROCESS.
88.26(a) The director must develop application materials and may update the materials as
88.27needed. Application materials must include instructions and requirements for assistance
88.28under this chapter.
88.29(b) An applicant has 30 days from the end of the incident period or the president's
88.30official denial of the governor's request for a declaration of a major disaster to provide the
88.31director with written notice of intent to apply. The director may deny an application due to
88.32a late notice of intent to apply.
89.1(c) Within 60 days after the end of the incident period or the president's official denial
89.2of the governor's request for a declaration of a major disaster, the applicant must submit a
89.3complete application to the director. A complete application includes the following:
89.4(1) the cause, location of damage, and incident period;
89.5(2) documentation of a local, tribal, county, or state disaster or emergency
89.6declaration in response to the disaster;
89.7(3) a description of damages, an initial damage assessment, and the amount of
89.8eligible costs incurred by the applicant;
89.9(4) a statement or evidence that the applicant has the ability to pay for at least 25
89.10percent of total eligible costs incurred from the disaster; and
89.11(5) a statement or evidence that the local government has incurred damages equal to
89.12or exceeding 50 percent of the federal countywide threshold in effect during the incident
89.13period.
89.14(d) The director must review the application and supporting documentation for
89.15completeness and may return the application with a request for more detailed information.
89.16The director may consult with local public officials to ensure the application reflects the
89.17extent and magnitude of the damage and to reconcile any differences. The application is
89.18not complete until the director receives all requested information.
89.19(e) If the director returns an application with a request for more detailed information
89.20or for correction of deficiencies, the applicant must submit all required information within
89.2130 days of the applicant's receipt of the director's request. The applicant's failure to
89.22provide the requested information in a timely manner without a reasonable explanation
89.23may be cause for denial of the application.
89.24(f) The director has no more than 60 days from the receipt of a complete application
89.25to approve or deny the application, or the application is deemed approved. If the director
89.26denies an application, the director must send a denial letter. If the director approves an
89.27application or the application is automatically deemed approved after 60 days, the director
89.28must notify the applicant of the steps necessary to obtain reimbursement of eligible
89.29costs, including submission of invoices or other documentation substantiating the costs
89.30submitted for reimbursement.

89.31    Sec. 7. [12B.45] CLAIMS PROCESS.
89.32    Subdivision 1. Claims; appeal. (a) An applicant must submit to the director
89.33completed claims for payment of actual and eligible costs on forms provided by the
89.34director. All eligible costs claimed for payment must be documented and consistent with
89.35the eligibility provisions of this chapter.
90.1(b) If the director denies an applicant's claim for payment, the applicant has 30 days
90.2from receipt of the director's determination to appeal in writing to the commissioner. The
90.3appeal must include the applicant's rationale for reversing the director's determination. The
90.4commissioner has 30 days from receipt of the appeal to uphold or modify the director's
90.5determination and formally respond to the applicant. If, within 30 days of receiving
90.6the commissioner's decision, the applicant notifies the commissioner that the applicant
90.7intends to contest the commissioner's decision, the Office of Administrative Hearings shall
90.8conduct a hearing under the contested case provisions of chapter 14.
90.9    Subd. 2. Final inspection. Upon completion of all work by an applicant, the
90.10director may inspect all work claimed by the applicant. The applicant must provide the
90.11director with access to records pertaining to all claimed work and must permit the director
90.12to review all records relating to the work.
90.13    Subd. 3. Closeout. The director must close out an applicant's disaster assistance
90.14application after all of the following occur:
90.15(1) eligible work is complete;
90.16(2) the applicant receives the final amount due or pays any amount owed under
90.17section 12B.50; and
90.18(3) any extant or scheduled audits are complete.
90.19    Subd. 4. Audit. (a) An applicant must account for all funds received under this
90.20chapter in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices. The
90.21applicant must maintain detailed records of expenditures to show that grants received under
90.22this chapter were used for the purpose for which the payment was made. The applicant
90.23must maintain records for five years and make the records available for inspection and
90.24audit by the director or the state auditor. The applicant must keep all financial records for
90.25five years after the final payment, including but not limited to all invoices and canceled
90.26checks or bank statements that support all eligible costs claimed by the applicant.
90.27(b) The director or state auditor may audit all applicant records pertaining to an
90.28application or payment under this chapter.
90.29    Subd. 5. Reporting payments. The director must post on the division Web site a
90.30list of the recipients and amounts of the payments made under this chapter.

90.31    Sec. 8. [12B.50] FUNDING FROM OTHER SOURCES; REPAYMENT
90.32REQUIRED.
90.33If an applicant subsequently recovers eligible costs from another source after
90.34receiving payment under this chapter, the applicant must pay the commissioner an amount
90.35equal to the corresponding state funds received within 30 days. The commissioner must
91.1deposit any repayment in the disaster response contingency account in section 12.221,
91.2subdivision 6.

91.3    Sec. 9. EFFECTIVE DATE.
91.4This article is effective the day following final enactment.

91.5ARTICLE 9
91.6TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

91.7    Section 1. Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 15, subdivision 12, is amended to read:
91.8
91.9
Subd. 12.Rochester Maintenance Facility
26,430,000
24,937,000
91.10This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
91.11account in the trunk highway fund.
91.12To prepare a site for and design, construct,
91.13furnish, and equip a new maintenance facility
91.14in Rochester.
91.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

91.16    Sec. 2. Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
91.17    Subd. 4. Trunk highway fund bond proceeds account. To provide the money
91.18appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the
91.19commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an
91.20amount up to $32,945,000 $31,452,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
91.21prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and by the Minnesota
91.22Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts requested by the
91.23commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and
91.24any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be credited to the bond proceeds
91.25account in the trunk highway fund.
91.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

91.27    Sec. 3. Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 2, section 1, is amended to read:
91.28    Section 1. ROCHESTER MAINTENANCE FACILITY.
91.29$16,100,000 $17,593,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation
91.30to design, construct, furnish, and equip the maintenance facility in Rochester and
92.1corresponding remodeling of the existing district headquarters building. This appropriation
92.2is from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
92.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

92.4    Sec. 4. Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 2, section 3, is amended to read:
92.5    Sec. 3. TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND BOND PROCEEDS ACCOUNT.
92.6To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in
92.7the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
92.8bonds of the state in an amount up to $16,120,000 $17,613,000 in the manner, upon the
92.9terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52,
92.10and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts
92.11requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except
92.12accrued interest and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be credited
92.13to the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
92.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

92.15    Sec. 5. Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 28, is amended to
92.16read:
92.17    Sec. 28. TRANSFERS, REDUCTIONS, CANCELLATIONS, AND BOND
92.18SALE AUTHORIZATIONS REDUCED.
92.19(a) The remaining balance of the appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special
92.20Session chapter 1, article 1, section 7, for the economic development and housing
92.21challenge program, estimated to be $450,000, is transferred to the general fund.
92.22(b) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
92.23section 5, for Minnesota investment fund grants pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section
92.2412A.07 , is reduced by $1,358,000.
92.25(c) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
92.26section 12, subdivision 2, for disaster enrollment impact aid pursuant to Minnesota
92.27Statutes, section 12A.06, is reduced by $30,000.
92.28(d) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article
92.291, section 12, subdivision 3, for disaster relief facilities grants pursuant to Minnesota
92.30Statutes, section 12A.06, is reduced by $392,000.
92.31(e) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
92.32section 12, subdivision 4, for disaster relief operating grants pursuant to Minnesota
92.33Statutes, section 12A.06, is reduced by $2,000.
93.1(f) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
93.2section 12, subdivision 5, for pupil transportation aid pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
93.3section 12A.06, is reduced by $5,000.
93.4(g) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 2,
93.5section 5, subdivision 3, for pupil transportation aid pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
93.6section 12A.06, is reduced by $271,000.
93.7(h) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
93.8section 13, for public health activities pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.08,
93.9is reduced by $103,000.
93.10(i) $1,428,000 $534,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2007, First Special Session
93.11chapter 2, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3, for reconstruction and repair of trunk
93.12highways and trunk highway bridges is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws
93.132007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 15, subdivision 2, is reduced
93.14by $1,428,000 $534,000.
93.15(j) $5,680,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2,
93.16article 1, section 4, subdivision 4, as amended by Laws 2008, chapter 289, section 2, for
93.17grants to local governments for capital costs related to rehabilitation and replacement of
93.18local roads and bridges damaged or destroyed by flooding pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
93.19section 174.50, is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws 2007, First Special
93.20Session chapter 2, article 1, section 15, subdivision 3, is reduced by $5,680,000.
93.21(k) $2,133,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1,
93.22article 1, section 4, subdivision 3, for local road and bridge rehabilitation and replacement
93.23pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.16, subdivision 3, is canceled. The bond
93.24sale authorization in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 17,
93.25subdivision 2, is reduced by $2,133,000.
93.26(l) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
93.27section 4, subdivision 2, for state road infrastructure operations and maintenance pursuant
93.28to Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.16, subdivision 1, is reduced by $819,000.
93.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

93.30    Sec. 6. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
93.31
Subd. 2.Multimodal Systems
93.32(a) Aeronautics
93.33
93.34
(1) Airport Development and Assistance
13,648,000
14,648,000
13,648,000
16,648,000
94.1This appropriation is from the state
94.2airports fund and must be spent according
94.3to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
94.4subdivision 4
.
94.5The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
94.6and 2017 is $14,298,000 for each year.
94.7Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
94.816A.28, subdivision 6 , this appropriation is
94.9available for five years after appropriation.
94.10If the appropriation for either year is
94.11insufficient, the appropriation for the other
94.12year is available for it.
94.13For the current biennium, the commissioner
94.14of transportation may establish different
94.15local contribution rates for airport projects
94.16than those established in Minnesota Statutes,
94.17section 360.305, subdivision 4.
94.18
(2) Aviation Support and Services
6,386,000
6,386,000
94.19
Appropriations by Fund
94.20
Airports
5,286,000
5,286,000
94.21
Trunk Highway
1,100,000
1,100,000
94.22$65,000 in each year is from the state airports
94.23fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
94.24
94.25
(b) Transit
17,226,000
17,245,000
23,777,000
94.26
Appropriations by Fund
94.27
94.28
General
16,451,000
16,470,000
23,002,000
94.29
Trunk Highway
775,000
775,000
94.30$100,000 in each year is from the general
94.31fund for the administrative expenses of the
94.32Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
94.33under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.
95.1$78,000 in each year is from the general
95.2fund for grants to greater Minnesota transit
95.3providers as reimbursement for the costs of
95.4providing fixed route public transit rides free
95.5of charge under Minnesota Statutes, section
95.6174.24, subdivision 7 , for veterans certified
95.7as disabled.
95.8$32,000 in the second year is from the
95.9general fund for allocation to public transit
95.10systems under Minnesota Statutes, section
95.11174.24, in amounts that reflect the respective
95.12foregone fare revenues from transit service
95.13under article 11, section 39.
95.14The base appropriation from the general fund
95.15for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is $17,245,000
95.16in each year.
95.17
(c) Passenger Rail
500,000
500,000
95.18This appropriation is from the general
95.19fund for passenger rail system planning,
95.20alternatives analysis, environmental analysis,
95.21design, and preliminary engineering under
95.22Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to
95.23174.636 .
95.24
95.25
(d) Freight
5,653,000
5,153,000
7,153,000
95.26
Appropriations by Fund
95.27
95.28
General
756,000
256,000
2,256,000
95.29
Trunk Highway
4,897,000
4,897,000
95.30$500,000 in the first year is from the general
95.31fund to pay for the department's share of costs
95.32associated with the cleanup of contaminated
95.33state rail bank property. This appropriation is
95.34available until expended.
96.1$2,000,000 in the second year is from
96.2the general fund for development and
96.3implementation of safety improvements
96.4at highway-rail grade crossings along rail
96.5corridors in which oil or other hazardous
96.6materials are transported. The commissioner
96.7shall identify highway-rail grade crossing
96.8locations and improvements in consultation
96.9with railroads and relevant road authorities.
96.10This is a onetime appropriation and is
96.11available until expended.
96.12
96.13
(e) Safe Routes to School
250,000
250,000
500,000
96.14This appropriation is from the general fund
96.15for non-infrastructure activities in the safe
96.16routes to school program under Minnesota
96.17Statutes, section 174.40, subdivision 7a.
96.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

96.19    Sec. 7. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
96.20
Subd. 3.State Roads
96.21
96.22
(a) Operations and Maintenance
262,395,000
297,395,000
262,395,000
280,395,000
96.23$5,000,000 in each year is for accelerated
96.24replacement of snow plowing equipment.
96.25$10,000,000 in the first year is for expenses
96.26related to pavement repairs necessitated by
96.27the effects of the 2013-2014 winter season.
96.28The base appropriation for operations and
96.29maintenance for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
96.30is $267,395,000 in each year.
96.31
96.32
(b) Program Planning and Delivery
206,795,000
206,720,000
209,840,000
97.1
Appropriations by Fund
97.2
2014
2015
97.3
H.U.T.D.
75,000
0
97.4
97.5
Trunk Highway
206,720,000
206,720,000
209,840,000
97.6The base appropriation for program planning
97.7and delivery for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
97.8is $206,720,000 in each year.
97.9$250,000 in each year is for the department's
97.10administrative costs for creation and
97.11operation of the Joint Program Office for
97.12Economic Development and Alternative
97.13Finance, including costs of hiring a
97.14consultant and preparing required reports.
97.15$130,000 in each year is available for
97.16administrative costs of the targeted group
97.17business program.
97.18$266,000 in each year is available for grants
97.19to metropolitan planning organizations
97.20outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
97.21$75,000 in each year is available for a
97.22transportation research contingent account
97.23to finance research projects that are
97.24reimbursable from the federal government or
97.25from other sources. If the appropriation for
97.26either year is insufficient, the appropriation
97.27for the other year is available for it.
97.28$900,000 in each year is available for
97.29grants for transportation studies outside
97.30the metropolitan area to identify critical
97.31concerns, problems, and issues. These
97.32grants are available: (1) to regional
97.33development commissions; (2) in regions
97.34where no regional development commission
97.35is functioning, to joint powers boards
98.1established under agreement of two or
98.2more political subdivisions in the region to
98.3exercise the planning functions of a regional
98.4development commission; and (3) in regions
98.5where no regional development commission
98.6or joint powers board is functioning, to the
98.7department's district office for that region.
98.8$75,000 in the first year is from the highway
98.9user tax distribution fund to the commissioner
98.10for a grant to the Humphrey School of Public
98.11Affairs at the University of Minnesota for
98.12WorkPlace Telework program congestion
98.13relief efforts consisting of maintenance of
98.14Web site tools and content. This is a onetime
98.15appropriation and is available in the second
98.16year.
98.17$120,000 in the second year is from the trunk
98.18highway fund for the purpose of education
98.19and outreach related to highway work
98.20zone safety initiatives. This is a onetime
98.21appropriation.
98.22
(c) State Road Construction Activity
98.23
98.24
(1) Economic Recovery Funds - Federal
Highway Aid
1,000,000
1,000,000
98.25This appropriation is to complete projects
98.26using funds made available to the
98.27commissioner of transportation under
98.28title XII of the American Recovery and
98.29Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law
98.30111-5, and implemented under Minnesota
98.31Statutes, section 161.36, subdivision 7. The
98.32base appropriation is $1,000,000 in fiscal
98.33year 2016 and $0 in fiscal year 2017.
98.34
98.35
(2) State Road Construction
909,400,000
929,900,000
815,600,000
862,105,000
99.1It is estimated that these appropriations will
99.2be funded as follows:
99.3
Appropriations by Fund
99.4
99.5
Federal Highway
Aid
489,200,000
482,200,000
99.6
99.7
Highway User Taxes
420,200,000
440,700,000
333,400,000
379,905,000
99.8The commissioner of transportation shall
99.9notify the chairs and ranking minority
99.10members of the legislative committees with
99.11jurisdiction over transportation finance of
99.12any significant events that should cause these
99.13estimates to change.
99.14This appropriation is for the actual
99.15construction, reconstruction, and
99.16improvement of trunk highways, including
99.17design-build contracts and consultant usage
99.18to support these activities. This includes the
99.19cost of actual payment to landowners for
99.20lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
99.21payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
99.22relocation expenses.
99.23The base appropriation for state road
99.24construction for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
99.25is $645,000,000 $645,505,000 in each year.
99.26$10,000,000 in each year is for the
99.27transportation economic development
99.28program under Minnesota Statutes, section
99.29174.12 . This appropriation is available until
99.30expended.
99.31The commissioner may expend up to one-half
99.32of one percent of the federal appropriations
99.33under this clause as grants to opportunity
99.34industrialization centers and other nonprofit
100.1job training centers for job training programs
100.2related to highway construction.
100.3The commissioner may transfer up to
100.4$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
100.5revolving loan fund.
100.6The commissioner may receive money
100.7covering other shares of the cost of
100.8partnership projects. These receipts are
100.9appropriated to the commissioner for these
100.10projects.
100.11Notwithstanding subdivision 6 and the
100.12restrictions on the use of trunk highway
100.13funds in Minnesota Statutes, section 165.15,
100.14the commissioner may transfer up to
100.15$6,000,000 from the trunk highway fund
100.16under this appropriation to the Stillwater lift
100.17bridge endowment account under Minnesota
100.18Statutes, section 165.15.
100.19$6,500,000 in the first year and $25,000,000
100.20in the second year are for the corridors
100.21of commerce program under Minnesota
100.22Statutes, section 161.088, and may include
100.23right-of-way acquisition for projects included
100.24in the program. The amount appropriated
100.25in the first year is for projects located
100.26outside of a metropolitan county, as defined
100.27in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
100.28subdivision 4. The commissioner may
100.29identify projects based on the most recent
100.30selection process or may perform a new
100.31selection. These are onetime appropriations
100.32and are available until expended.
100.33$14,000,000 in the first year and $21,000,000
100.34in the second year are for the specific
100.35improvements to "Old Highway 14"
101.1described in the settlement agreement and
101.2release executed January 7, 2014, between
101.3the state and Steele and Waseca Counties.
101.4These are onetime appropriations and are
101.5available until expended.
101.6$505,000 in the second year is for costs of
101.7implementing highway work zone safety
101.8initiatives. The base appropriation for this
101.9purpose is $505,000 in each of fiscal years
101.102016 and 2017.
101.11
(d) Highway Debt Service
158,417,000
189,821,000
101.12$148,917,000 in the first year and
101.13$180,321,000 in the second year are for
101.14transfer to the state bond fund. If an
101.15appropriation is insufficient to make all
101.16transfers required in the year for which it is
101.17made, the commissioner of management and
101.18budget shall notify the senate Committee
101.19on Finance and the house of representatives
101.20Committee on Ways and Means of the
101.21amount of the deficiency and shall then
101.22transfer that amount under the statutory open
101.23appropriation. Any excess appropriation
101.24cancels to the trunk highway fund.
101.25
(e) Electronic Communications
5,171,000
5,171,000
101.26
Appropriations by Fund
101.27
General
3,000
3,000
101.28
Trunk Highway
5,168,000
5,168,000
101.29The general fund appropriation is to equip
101.30and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
101.31Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
101.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

101.33    Sec. 8. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 3, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
102.1
Subd. 6.Transfers
102.2(a) With the approval of the commissioner of
102.3management and budget, the commissioner
102.4of transportation may transfer unencumbered
102.5balances among the appropriations from the
102.6trunk highway fund and the state airports
102.7fund made in this section. No transfer
102.8may be made from the appropriations for
102.9state road construction or for debt service.
102.10Transfers under this paragraph may not be
102.11made between funds. Transfers under this
102.12paragraph must be reported immediately to
102.13the chairs and ranking minority members of
102.14the legislative committees with jurisdiction
102.15over transportation finance.
102.16(b) The commissioner shall transfer from
102.17the flexible highway account in the county
102.18state-aid highway fund: (1) $5,700,000 in the
102.19first year and $21,000,000 in the second year
102.20to the trunk highway fund; (2) $13,000,000
102.21in the first year to the municipal turnback
102.22account in the municipal state-aid street fund;
102.23(3) $10,000,000 in the second year to the
102.24municipal turnback account in the municipal
102.25state-aid street fund; and (4) the remainder
102.26in each year to the county turnback account
102.27in the county state-aid highway fund. The
102.28funds transferred are for highway turnback
102.29purposes as provided under Minnesota
102.30Statutes, section 161.081, subdivision 3.

102.31    Sec. 9. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 4, is amended to read:
102.32
102.33
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
107,889,000
$
76,970,000
79,804,000
103.1This appropriation is from the general fund
103.2for transit system operations under Minnesota
103.3Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.
103.4The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
103.5and 2017 is $76,686,000 $76,626,000 in
103.6each year.
103.7$37,000,000 in the first year is for the
103.8Southwest Corridor light rail transit line
103.9from the Hiawatha light rail transit line in
103.10downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, to be
103.11used for environmental studies, preliminary
103.12engineering, acquisition of real property, or
103.13interests in real property, and design. This
103.14is a onetime appropriation and is available
103.15until expended.
103.16$500,000 in the second year is for transit
103.17shelter improvements under Minnesota
103.18Statutes, section 473.41. This is a onetime
103.19appropriation.
103.20$144,000 in the second year is for foregone
103.21fare revenues from transit service under
103.22article 11, section 39. The Metropolitan
103.23Council shall allocate a portion of the
103.24funds under this appropriation to transit
103.25providers receiving financial assistance under
103.26Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388, based
103.27on respective foregone fare revenues. This is
103.28a onetime appropriation.
103.29$250,000 in the second year is for allocation
103.30to replacement service providers operating
103.31under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388.
103.32This is a onetime appropriation.
103.33$1,000,000 in the second year is for arterial
103.34bus rapid transit development, which
104.1may include, but is not limited to, design,
104.2engineering, construction, capital costs,
104.3technology, equipment, and rolling stock.
104.4This is a onetime appropriation and is
104.5available until expended.
104.6$1,000,000 in the second year is for design
104.7and construction of a bus rapid transit station
104.8on interstate 35W and Lake Street. This is a
104.9onetime appropriation and is available until
104.10expended.

104.11    Sec. 10. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 5, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
104.12
Subd. 2.Administration and Related Services
104.13
(a) Office of Communications
504,000
504,000
104.14
Appropriations by Fund
104.15
General
111,000
111,000
104.16
Trunk Highway
393,000
393,000
104.17
104.18
(b) Public Safety Support
8,439,000
8,439,000
8,499,000
104.19
Appropriations by Fund
104.20
104.21
General
3,467,000
3,467,000
3,527,000
104.22
H.U.T.D.
1,366,000
1,366,000
104.23
Trunk Highway
3,606,000
3,606,000
104.24$380,000 in each year is from the general
104.25fund for payment of public safety officer
104.26survivor benefits under Minnesota Statutes,
104.27section 299A.44. If the appropriation for
104.28either year is insufficient, the appropriation
104.29for the other year is available for it.
104.30$1,367,000 in each year is from the general
104.31fund to be deposited in the public safety
104.32officer's benefit account. This money
104.33is available for reimbursements under
104.34Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465.
105.1$600,000 in each year is from the general
105.2fund and $100,000 in each year is from the
105.3trunk highway fund for soft body armor
105.4reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
105.5section 299A.38.
105.6$792,000 in each year is from the general
105.7fund for transfer by the commissioner of
105.8management and budget to the trunk highway
105.9fund on December 31, 2013, and December
105.1031, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse
105.11the trunk highway fund for expenses not
105.12related to the fund. These represent amounts
105.13appropriated out of the trunk highway
105.14fund for general fund purposes in the
105.15administration and related services program.
105.16$610,000 in each year is from the highway
105.17user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
105.18commissioner of management and budget
105.19to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
105.202013, and December 31, 2014, respectively,
105.21in order to reimburse the trunk highway
105.22fund for expenses not related to the fund.
105.23These represent amounts appropriated out
105.24of the trunk highway fund for highway
105.25user tax distribution fund purposes in the
105.26administration and related services program.
105.27$716,000 in each year is from the highway
105.28user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
105.29commissioner of management and budget to
105.30the general fund on December 31, 2013, and
105.31December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to
105.32reimburse the general fund for expenses not
105.33related to the fund. These represent amounts
105.34appropriated out of the general fund for
106.1operation of the criminal justice data network
106.2related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
106.3Before January 15, 2015, the commissioner
106.4of public safety shall review the amounts and
106.5purposes of the transfers under this paragraph
106.6and shall recommend necessary changes to
106.7the legislative committees with jurisdiction
106.8over transportation finance.
106.9$60,000 in the second year is from the
106.10general fund for light rail safety oversight
106.11under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.017.
106.12The base appropriation from the general fund
106.13for this purpose in fiscal years 2016 and 2017
106.14is $60,000 each year.
106.15
(c) Technology and Support Service
3,685,000
3,685,000
106.16
Appropriations by Fund
106.17
General
1,322,000
1,322,000
106.18
H.U.T.D.
19,000
19,000
106.19
Trunk Highway
2,344,000
2,344,000

106.20    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
106.21
Subd. 3.State Patrol
106.22
106.23
(a) Patrolling Highways
72,522,000
72,522,000
78,471,000
106.24
Appropriations by Fund
106.25
General
37,000
37,000
106.26
H.U.T.D.
92,000
92,000
106.27
106.28
Trunk Highway
72,393,000
72,393,000
78,342,000
106.29$5,949,000 in the second year is from the
106.30trunk highway fund to recruit, hire, train at
106.31the State Patrol Academy, equip, and provide
106.32salary for 48 troopers.
107.1The base appropriation from the trunk
107.2highway fund is $77,893,000 in each of fiscal
107.3years 2016 and 2017.
107.4
(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
7,796,000
7,796,000
107.5
107.6
(c) Capitol Security
4,355,000
4,355,000
6,355,000
107.7This appropriation is from the general fund.
107.8$1,250,000 in each year 2014 and $3,250,000
107.9in 2015 and each subsequent year is to
107.10implement the recommendations of the
107.11advisory committee on Capitol Area Security
107.12under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.04,
107.13including the creation of an emergency
107.14manager position under Minnesota Statutes,
107.15section 299E.01, subdivision 2, and an
107.16increase in the number of State Patrol
107.17troopers and other security officers assigned
107.18to the Capitol complex.
107.19The commissioner may not: (1) spend
107.20any money from the trunk highway fund
107.21for capitol security; or (2) permanently
107.22transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
107.23highways activity to capitol security.
107.24The commissioner may not transfer any
107.25money appropriated to the commissioner
107.26under this section: (1) to capitol security; or
107.27(2) from capitol security.
107.28
(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
693,000
693,000
107.29This appropriation is from the highway user
107.30tax distribution fund.
107.31This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
107.32registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
107.33liabilities from individuals and businesses
107.34that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
108.1and (2) illegal or improper activity related
108.2to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
108.3motor vehicles.

108.4    Sec. 12. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 5, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
108.5
Subd. 4.Driver and Vehicle Services
108.6
108.7
(a) Vehicle Services
27,909,000
28,430,000
28,453,000
108.8
Appropriations by Fund
108.9
108.10
Special Revenue
19,673,000
19,771,000
20,217,000
108.11
H.U.T.D.
8,236,000
8,236,000
108.12The special revenue fund appropriation is
108.13from the vehicle services operating account.
108.14$650,000 in each year is from the special
108.15revenue fund for seven additional positions
108.16to enhance customer service related to
108.17vehicle title issuance.
108.18$521,000 in the second year is from
108.19the special revenue fund for the vehicle
108.20services portion of a new telephone
108.21system and is for transfer to the Office of
108.22Enterprise Technology for construction and
108.23development of the system. This is a onetime
108.24appropriation and is available until expended.
108.25$23,000 in the second year is from the special
108.26revenue fund for expenses related to the task
108.27force on motor vehicle insurance coverage
108.28verification. This is a onetime appropriation.
108.29The base appropriation from the special
108.30revenue fund is $27,909,000 $19,673,000
108.31for fiscal year 2016 and $27,909,000
108.32 $19,673,000 for fiscal year 2017.
108.33
108.34
(b) Driver Services
28,749,000
29,162,000
30,001,000
109.1
Appropriations by Fund
109.2
109.3
Special Revenue
28,748,000
29,161,000
30,000,000
109.4
Trunk Highway
1,000
1,000
109.5The special revenue fund appropriation is
109.6from the driver services operating account.
109.7$71,000 in the second year is from the special
109.8revenue fund for one additional position
109.9related to facial recognition.
109.10$279,000 in the second year is from
109.11the special revenue fund for the driver
109.12services portion of a new telephone
109.13system and is for transfer to the Office of
109.14Enterprise Technology for construction and
109.15development of the system. This is a onetime
109.16appropriation and is available until expended.
109.17$37,000 in the first year and $33,000 in the
109.18second year are from the special revenue
109.19fund for one half-time position to assist with
109.20the Novice Driver Improvement Task Force
109.21under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.0701,
109.22subdivision 1a
. The base appropriation for
109.23this position is $6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
109.24$0 in fiscal year 2017.
109.25$67,000 in the second year is from the
109.26special revenue fund for one new position to
109.27administer changes to the ignition interlock
109.28program. The base appropriation for this
109.29position in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is
109.30$62,000 in each year.
109.31$23,000 in the second year is from the special
109.32revenue fund for expenses related to the task
109.33force on motor vehicle insurance coverage
109.34verification. This is a onetime appropriation.
110.1$816,000 in the second year is from
110.2the special revenue fund for 12 new
110.3positions to implement improved driving
110.4skill examination scheduling. The base
110.5appropriation for these positions is $759,000
110.6in fiscal year 2016 and $774,000 in fiscal
110.7year 2017.
110.8The base appropriation from the special
110.9revenue fund is $28,851,000 $29,609,000
110.10for fiscal year 2016 and $28,845,000
110.11 $29,618,000 for fiscal year 2017.

110.12    Sec. 13. TRANSFER; RAILROAD AND PIPELINE SAFETY.
110.13On or before July 31, 2014, the commissioner of management and budget shall
110.14transfer $1,574,000 from the general fund to the railroad and pipeline safety account in the
110.15special revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.55. This is a onetime transfer.

110.16ARTICLE 10
110.17RAILROAD AND PIPELINE SAFETY

110.18    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.01, is amended by adding a
110.19subdivision to read:
110.20    Subd. 6a. Incident commander. "Incident commander" means the official at the
110.21site of a discharge who has the responsibility for operations at the site, as established
110.22following National Incident Management System guidelines.
110.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

110.24    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
110.25to read:
110.26    Subd. 7a. Listed sensitive area. "Listed sensitive area" means an area or location
110.27listed as an area of special economic or environmental importance in an Area Contingency
110.28Plan or a Sub-Area Contingency Plan prepared under the federal Clean Water Act, United
110.29States Code, title 33, section 1321(j)(4).
110.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

111.1    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
111.2to read:
111.3    Subd. 11d. Unit train. "Unit train" means a train with more than 25 tanker railcars
111.4carrying oil or hazardous substance cargo.
111.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

111.6    Sec. 4. [115E.042] PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FOR CERTAIN
111.7RAILROADS.
111.8    Subdivision 1. Application. In addition to the requirements of section 115E.04,
111.9a person who owns or operates railroad car rolling stock transporting a unit train must
111.10comply with this section.
111.11    Subd. 2. Training. (a) Each railroad must offer training to each fire department
111.12having jurisdiction along the route of unit trains. Initial training under this subdivision
111.13must be offered to each fire department by June 30, 2016, and refresher training must be
111.14offered to each fire department at least once every three years thereafter.
111.15(b) The training must address the general hazards of oil and hazardous substances,
111.16techniques to assess hazards to the environment and to the safety of responders and the
111.17public, factors an incident commander must consider in determining whether to attempt to
111.18suppress a fire or to evacuate the public and emergency responders from an area, and other
111.19strategies for initial response by local emergency responders. The training must include
111.20suggested protocol or practices for local responders to safely accomplish these tasks.
111.21    Subd. 3. Coordination. Beginning June 30, 2015, each railroad must communicate
111.22at least annually with each county or city emergency manager, safety representatives of
111.23railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act, and a senior fire department
111.24officer of each fire department having jurisdiction along the route of a unit train, to ensure
111.25coordination of emergency response activities between the railroad and local responders.
111.26    Subd. 4. Response capabilities; time limits. (a) Following confirmation of a
111.27discharge, a railroad must deliver and deploy sufficient equipment and trained personnel to
111.28contain and recover discharged oil or hazardous substances and to protect the environment
111.29and public safety.
111.30(b) Within one hour of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must provide a
111.31qualified company employee to advise the incident commander. The employee may be
111.32made available by telephone, and must be authorized to deploy all necessary response
111.33resources of the railroad.
111.34(c) Within three hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of
111.35delivering monitoring equipment and a trained operator to assist in protection of responder
112.1and public safety. A plan to ensure delivery of monitoring equipment and an operator to a
112.2discharge site must be provided each year to the commissioner of public safety.
112.3(d) Within three hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must provide qualified
112.4personnel at a discharge site to assess the discharge and to advise the incident commander.
112.5(e) A railroad must be capable of deploying containment boom from land across
112.6sewer outfalls, creeks, ditches, and other places where oil or hazardous substances
112.7may drain, in order to contain leaked material before it reaches those resources. The
112.8arrangement to provide containment boom and staff may be made by:
112.9(1) training and caching equipment with local jurisdictions;
112.10(2) training and caching equipment with a fire mutual-aid group;
112.11(3) means of an industry cooperative or mutual-aid group;
112.12(4) deployment of a contractor;
112.13(5) deployment of a response organization under state contract; or
112.14(6) other dependable means acceptable to the Pollution Control Agency.
112.15(f) Each arrangement under paragraph (e) must be confirmed each year. Each
112.16arrangement must be tested by drill at least once every five years.
112.17(g) Within eight hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of
112.18delivering and deploying containment boom, boats, oil recovery equipment, trained staff,
112.19and all other materials needed to provide:
112.20(1) on-site containment and recovery of a volume of oil equal to ten percent of the
112.21calculated worst case discharge at any location along the route; and
112.22(2) protection of listed sensitive areas and potable water intakes within one mile of
112.23a discharge site and within eight hours of water travel time downstream in any river
112.24or stream that the right-of-way intersects.
112.25(h) Within 60 hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of
112.26delivering and deploying additional containment boom, boats, oil recovery equipment,
112.27trained staff, and all other materials needed to provide containment and recovery of a
112.28worst case discharge and to protect listed sensitive areas and potable water intakes at any
112.29location along the route.
112.30    Subd. 5. Railroad drills. Each railroad must conduct at least one oil containment,
112.31recovery, and sensitive area protection drill every three years, at a location and time
112.32chosen by the Pollution Control Agency, and attended by safety representatives of railroad
112.33employees governed by the Railway Labor Act.
112.34    Subd. 6. Prevention and response plans. (a) By June 30, 2015, a railroad shall
112.35submit the prevention and response plan required under section 115E.04, as necessary to
113.1comply with the requirements of this section, to the commissioner of the Pollution Control
113.2Agency on a form designated by the commissioner.
113.3(b) By June 30 of every third year following a plan submission under this subdivision,
113.4a railroad must update and resubmit the prevention and response plan to the commissioner.
113.5EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivisions 1 to 3 and 6 are effective the day following final
113.6enactment. Subdivisions 4 and 5 are effective July 1, 2015.

113.7    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.08, is amended by adding a subdivision
113.8to read:
113.9    Subd. 3a. Railroad preparedness; pollution control. The Pollution Control
113.10Agency shall carry out environmental protection activities related to railroad discharge
113.11preparedness. Duties under this subdivision include, but are not limited to:
113.12(1) assisting local emergency managers and fire officials in understanding the
113.13hazards of oil and hazardous substances, as well as general strategies for containment and
113.14environmental protection;
113.15(2) assisting railroads to identify natural resources and sensitive areas, and to devise
113.16strategies to contain and recover oil and hazardous substances from land and waters
113.17along routes;
113.18(3) facilitating cooperation between railroads for mutual aid arrangements that
113.19provide training, staff, and equipment as required by this chapter;
113.20(4) participating in drills and training sessions;
113.21(5) reviewing each railroad's prevention and response plan for compliance with
113.22the requirements of this chapter, and assessing each railroad's readiness to protect the
113.23environment;
113.24(6) conducting inspections and drills as necessary to determine the railroad's
113.25compliance with the requirements of this chapter and ability to protect the environment;
113.26(7) conducting follow-up corrective action directives, orders, and enforcement as
113.27necessary based on a finding of inadequate environmental protection preparedness; and
113.28(8) soliciting involvement and advice concerning preparedness activities and
113.29requirements from safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway
113.30Labor Act.
113.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

113.32    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.08, is amended by adding a subdivision
113.33to read:
114.1    Subd. 3b. Railroad and pipeline preparedness; public safety. The commissioner
114.2of public safety shall carry out public safety protection activities related to railroad and
114.3pipeline spill and discharge preparedness. Duties under this subdivision include, but
114.4are not limited to:
114.5(1) assisting local emergency managers and fire officials to understand the hazards
114.6of oil and hazardous substances, as well as general strategies for hazard identification,
114.7initial isolation, and other actions necessary to ensure public safety;
114.8(2) assisting railroads and pipeline companies to develop suggested protocols and
114.9practices for local first responder use in protecting the public's safety;
114.10(3) facilitating cooperation between railroads, pipeline companies, county and city
114.11emergency managers, and other public safety organizations;
114.12(4) participating in major exercises and training sessions;
114.13(5) assisting local units of government to incorporate railroad and pipeline hazard
114.14and response information into local emergency operations plans;
114.15(6) monitoring the public safety-related training and planning requirements of
114.16section 115E.03; and
114.17(7) referring noncompliance with section 115E.03 to the Pollution Control Agency.
114.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

114.19    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.015, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
114.20    Subdivision 1. Position Positions established; duties. (a) The commissioner of
114.21transportation shall establish a position of three state rail safety inspector positions in
114.22the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations of the Minnesota Department
114.23of Transportation. On or after July 1, 2015, the commissioner may establish a fourth
114.24state rail safety inspector position following consultation with railroad companies.
114.25 The commissioner shall apply to and enter into agreements with the Federal Railroad
114.26Administration (FRA) of the United States Department of Transportation to participate
114.27in the federal State Rail Safety Partnership Participation Program for training and
114.28certification of an inspector under authority of United States Code, title 49, sections 20103,
114.2920105, 20106, and 20113, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 212.
114.30    The (b) A state rail safety inspector shall inspect mainline track, secondary track, and
114.31yard and industry track; inspect railroad right-of-way, including adjacent or intersecting
114.32drainage, culverts, bridges, overhead structures, and traffic and other public crossings;
114.33inspect yards and physical plants; review and enforce safety requirements; review
114.34maintenance and repair records; and review railroad security measures.
115.1(c) A state rail safety inspector may perform, but is not limited to, the duties
115.2described in the federal State Rail Safety Participation Program. An inspector may train,
115.3be certified, and participate in any of the federal State Rail Safety Participation Program
115.4disciplines, including: track, signal and train control, motive power and equipment,
115.5operating practices compliance, hazardous materials, and highway-rail grade crossings.
115.6    (d) To the extent delegated by the Federal Railroad Administration and authorized
115.7 by the commissioner, the an inspector may issue citations for violations of this chapter, or
115.8to ensure railroad employee and public safety and welfare.
115.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

115.10    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.015, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
115.11    Subd. 2. Railroad company assessment; account; appropriation. (a) As provided
115.12in this subdivision, the commissioner shall annually assess railroad companies that are
115.13(1) defined as common carriers under section 218.011,; (2) classified by federal law or
115.14regulation as Class I Railroads, or Class I Rail Carriers, Class II Railroads, or Class II
115.15Carriers; and (3) operating in this state,.
115.16    (b) The assessment must be by a division of state rail safety inspector program costs
115.17in equal proportion between carriers based on route miles operated in Minnesota, assessed
115.18in equal amounts for 365 days of the calendar year. The commissioner shall assess all
115.19start-up or re-establishment costs, and all related costs of initiating the state rail safety
115.20inspector program beginning July 1, 2008. The, and ongoing state rail inspector duties
115.21must begin and be assessed on January 1, 2009.
115.22    (c) The assessments must be deposited in a special account in the special revenue
115.23fund, to be known as the state rail safety inspection account. Money in the account is
115.24appropriated to the commissioner and may be expended to cover the costs incurred for the
115.25establishment and ongoing responsibilities of the state rail safety inspector program.
115.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

115.27    Sec. 9. [299A.55] RAILROAD AND PIPELINE SAFETY; OIL AND OTHER
115.28HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.
115.29    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
115.30have the meanings given them.
115.31(b) "Applicable rail carrier" means a railroad company that is subject to an
115.32assessment under section 219.015, subdivision 2.
115.33(c) "Hazardous substance" has the meaning given in section 115B.02, subdivision 8.
116.1(d) "Oil" has the meaning given in section 115E.01, subdivision 8.
116.2(e) "Pipeline company" means any individual, partnership, association, or public
116.3or private corporation who owns and operates pipeline facilities and is required to show
116.4specific preparedness under section 115E.03, subdivision 2.
116.5    Subd. 2. Railroad and pipeline safety account. (a) A railroad and pipeline safety
116.6account is created in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds collected
116.7under subdivision 4 and funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the
116.8account.
116.9    (b) $104,000 is annually appropriated from the railroad and pipeline safety account
116.10to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency for environmental protection
116.11activities related to railroad discharge preparedness under chapter 115E.
116.12(c) Following the appropriation in paragraph (b), the remaining money in the
116.13account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for the purposes
116.14specified in subdivision 3.
116.15    Subd. 3. Allocation of funds. (a) Subject to funding appropriated for this
116.16subdivision, the commissioner shall provide funds for training and response preparedness
116.17related to (1) derailments, discharge incidents, or spills involving trains carrying oil or
116.18other hazardous substances, and (2) pipeline discharge incidents or spills involving oil
116.19or other hazardous substances.
116.20(b) The commissioner shall allocate available funds as follows:
116.21(1) $100,000 annually for emergency response teams; and
116.22(2) the remaining amount to the Board of Firefighter Training and Education under
116.23section 299N.02 and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
116.24(c) Prior to making allocations under paragraph (b), the commissioner shall consult
116.25with the Fire Service Advisory Committee under section 299F.012, subdivision 2.
116.26(d) The commissioner and the entities identified in paragraph (b), clause (2), shall
116.27prioritize uses of funds based on:
116.28(1) firefighter training needs;
116.29(2) community risk from discharge incidents or spills;
116.30(3) geographic balance; and
116.31(4) recommendations of the Fire Service Advisory Committee.
116.32(e) The following are permissible uses of funds provided under this subdivision:
116.33(1) training costs, which may include, but are not limited to, training curriculum,
116.34trainers, trainee overtime salary, other personnel overtime salary, and tuition;
117.1(2) costs of gear and equipment related to hazardous materials readiness, response,
117.2and management, which may include, but are not limited to, original purchase,
117.3maintenance, and replacement;
117.4(3) supplies related to the uses under clauses (1) and (2); and
117.5(4) emergency preparedness planning and coordination.
117.6(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), clause (2), from funds in the railroad and pipeline
117.7safety account provided for the purposes under this subdivision, the commissioner may
117.8retain a balance in the account for budgeting in subsequent fiscal years.
117.9    Subd. 4. Assessments. (a) The commissioner of public safety shall annually assess
117.10$2,500,000 to railroad and pipeline companies based on the formula specified in paragraph
117.11(b). The commissioner shall deposit funds collected under this subdivision in the railroad
117.12and pipeline safety account under subdivision 2.
117.13(b) The assessment for each railroad is 50 percent of the total annual assessment
117.14amount, divided in equal proportion between applicable rail carriers based on route miles
117.15operated in Minnesota. The assessment for each pipeline company is 50 percent of the
117.16total annual assessment amount, divided in equal proportion between companies based
117.17on the yearly aggregate gallons of oil and hazardous substance transported by pipeline
117.18in Minnesota.
117.19(c) The assessments under this subdivision expire July 1, 2017.

117.20    Sec. 10. IMPROVEMENTS STUDY ON GRADE CROSSINGS AND
117.21RAIL SAFETY FOR OIL AND OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
117.22TRANSPORTATION.
117.23(a) The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study on highway-rail grade
117.24crossing improvement for oil and other hazardous materials transported by rail, and on
117.25rail safety. At a minimum, the study must:
117.26(1) provide information that assists in risk management associated with
117.27transportation of oil and other hazardous materials by rail;
117.28(2) develop criteria to prioritize needs and improvements at highway-rail grade
117.29crossings;
117.30(3) consider alternatives for safety improvements, including but not limited to active
117.31warning devices such as gates and signals, closings, and grade separation;
117.32(4) provide findings and recommendations that serve to direct accelerated
117.33investments in highway-rail grade crossing safety improvements; and
117.34(5) analyze state inspection activities and staffing for track and hazardous materials
117.35under Minnesota Statutes, section 219.015.
118.1(b) The commissioner shall submit an interim update on the study by August 31,
118.22014, and a final report by October 31, 2014, to the chairs and ranking minority members
118.3of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
118.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

118.5    Sec. 11. REPORTS ON INCIDENT PREPAREDNESS FOR OIL
118.6TRANSPORTATION.
118.7    Subdivision 1. Report on response preparedness. By January 15, 2015, the
118.8commissioner of public safety shall submit a report on emergency response preparedness
118.9in the public and private sectors for incidents involving transportation of oil to the chairs
118.10and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
118.11transportation and public safety policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must:
118.12(1) summarize the preparedness and emergency response framework in the state;
118.13(2) provide an assessment of costs and needs of fire departments and other
118.14emergency first responders for training and equipment to respond to discharge or spill
118.15incidents involving transportation of oil;
118.16(3) develop a comprehensive public and private response capacity inventory that,
118.17to the extent feasible, includes statewide identification of major emergency response
118.18equipment, equipment staging locations, mutual aid agreements, and capacities across
118.19industries involved in transportation and storage of oil;
118.20(4) provide information and analysis that forms the basis for allocation of funds
118.21under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.55;
118.22(5) develop benchmarks or assessment criteria for the evaluation under subdivision 2;
118.23(6) assist in long-range oil transportation incident preparedness planning; and
118.24(7) make recommendations for any legislative changes.
118.25    Subd. 2. Evaluation of response preparedness and funding. By January 15,
118.262017, the commissioner of public safety shall submit an evaluation of safety preparedness
118.27and funding related to incidents involving transportation of oil to the chairs and ranking
118.28minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation and
118.29public safety policy and finance. At a minimum, the evaluation must:
118.30(1) provide an update to the report under subdivision 1 that identifies notable
118.31changes and provides updated information as appropriate;
118.32(2) evaluate the effectiveness of training and response preparedness activities under
118.33Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.55, using the criteria established under subdivision
118.341, clause (5);
119.1(3) identify current sources of funds, funding levels, and any unfunded needs for
119.2preparedness activities;
119.3(4) analyze equity in the distribution of funding sources for preparedness activities,
119.4which must include but is not limited to (i) examination of the public-private partnership
119.5financing model, and (ii) review of balance across industries involved in storage and
119.6distribution of oil; and
119.7(5) make recommendations for any programmatic or legislative changes.
119.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

119.9ARTICLE 11
119.10TRANSPORTATION FINANCE PROVISIONS

119.11    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.14, is amended by adding a
119.12subdivision to read:
119.13    Subd. 78. Trooper Glen Skalman Memorial Highway. That segment of signed
119.14U.S. Highway 61 from the intersection with signed U.S. Highway 8 in Forest Lake to
119.15the intersection with 260th Street in Wyoming is designated as "Trooper Glen Skalman
119.16Memorial Highway." Subject to section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable
119.17design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs in the vicinity of the location
119.18where Trooper Skalman died.
119.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

119.20    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 165.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
119.21    Subd. 2. Use of funds. (a) Income derived from the investment of principal in the
119.22account may be used by the commissioner of transportation for operations and routine
119.23maintenance of the Stillwater lift bridge, including bridge safety inspections and reactive
119.24repairs. No money from this account may be used for any purposes except those described
119.25in this section, and no money from this account may be transferred to any other account
119.26in the state treasury without specific legislative authorization. Any money transferred
119.27from the trunk highway fund may only be used for trunk highway purposes. For the
119.28purposes of this section:
119.29(1) "Income" is the amount of interest on debt securities and dividends on equity
119.30securities. Any gains or losses from the sale of securities must be added to the principal
119.31of the account.
119.32(2) "Routine maintenance" means activities that are predictable and repetitive, but
119.33not activities that would constitute major repairs or rehabilitation.
120.1(b) Investment management fees incurred by the State Board of Investment are
120.2eligible expenses for reimbursement from the account.
120.3(c) The commissioner of transportation has authority to approve or deny expenditures
120.4of funds in the account.

120.5    Sec. 3. [168.1299] MINNESOTA GOLF PLATES.
120.6    Subdivision 1. Issuance. Notwithstanding section 168.1293, the commissioner shall
120.7issue special Minnesota golf plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:
120.8(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck,
120.9motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;
120.10(2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;
120.11(3) contributes a minimum of $30 annually after January 1, 2017, to the Minnesota
120.12Section PGA Foundation account; and
120.13(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
120.14and licensing of drivers.
120.15    Subd. 2. Design. After consultation with the Minnesota Section PGA and the
120.16Minnesota Golf Association, the commissioner shall design the special plate.
120.17    Subd. 3. Plates transfer. On payment of a fee of $5, plates issued under this section
120.18may be transferred to another passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle,
120.19or other recreational vehicle registered to the individual to whom the special plates were
120.20issued.
120.21    Subd. 4. Fees. Fees collected under subdivision 1, clause (2), and subdivision 3 are
120.22credited to the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund.
120.23    Subd. 5. Contributions. Contributions collected under subdivision 1, clause (3),
120.24are credited first to the commissioner of public safety for the cost of administering the
120.25Minnesota Section PGA Foundation account, which is established in the special revenue
120.26fund. After the commissioner's administration costs are paid each year, remaining
120.27contributions are credited to the Minnesota Section PGA Foundation account. Money in
120.28the account is appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for distribution to the
120.29Minnesota Section PGA Foundation, to be used to enhance and promote the game of
120.30golf throughout Minnesota.
120.31EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivisions 1 to 4 are effective January 1, 2015, for special
120.32Minnesota golf plates issued on or after that date. Subdivision 5 is effective January 1, 2017.

120.33    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision
120.34to read:
121.1    Subd. 95. Work zone. "Work zone" means a segment of street or highway for which:
121.2(1) a road authority or its agent is constructing, reconstructing, or maintaining the
121.3physical structure of the roadway, which may include, but is not limited to, shoulders,
121.4features adjacent to the roadway, and utilities and highway appurtenances, whether
121.5underground or overhead; and
121.6(2) any of the following applies:
121.7(i) official traffic-control devices that indicate the segment of street or highway under
121.8construction, reconstruction, or maintenance, are erected;
121.9(ii) one or more lanes of traffic are closed;
121.10(iii) a flagger under section 169.06, subdivision 4a, is present;
121.11(iv) a construction zone speed limit under section 169.14, subdivision 4, is
121.12established; or
121.13(v) a workers present speed limit under section 169.14, subdivision 5d, is in effect.
121.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014.

121.15    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.06, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
121.16    Subd. 4. Obedience to traffic-control signal or flagger authorized persons;
121.17presumptions. (a) The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official
121.18traffic-control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this
121.19chapter, unless otherwise directed by a police officer or by a flagger authorized under this
121.20subdivision, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency
121.21vehicle in this chapter.
121.22(b) No provision of this chapter for which official traffic-control devices are required
121.23shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged
121.24violation an official device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by
121.25an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular section does not state that official
121.26traffic-control devices are required, such section shall be effective even though no devices
121.27are erected or in place.
121.28(c) Whenever official traffic-control devices are placed in position approximately
121.29conforming to the requirements of this chapter, such devices shall be presumed to have
121.30been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary
121.31shall be established by competent evidence.
121.32(d) Any official traffic-control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this
121.33chapter and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices
121.34shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this chapter, unless the contrary
121.35shall be established by competent evidence.
122.1(e) A flagger in a designated work zone may stop vehicles and hold vehicles in place
122.2until it is safe for the vehicles to proceed. A person operating a motor vehicle that has
122.3been stopped by a flagger in a designated work zone may proceed after stopping only on
122.4instruction by the flagger.
122.5(f) An overdimensional load escort driver with a certificate issued under section
122.6299D.085 , while acting as a flagger escorting a legal overdimensional load, may stop
122.7vehicles and hold vehicles in place until it is safe for the vehicles to proceed. A person
122.8operating a motor vehicle that has been stopped by an escort driver acting as a flagger may
122.9proceed only on instruction by the flagger or a police officer.
122.10(g) (f) A person may stop and hold vehicles in place until it is safe for the vehicles to
122.11proceed, if the person: (1) holds a motorcycle road guard certificate issued under section
122.12171.60 ; (2) meets the safety and equipment standards for operating under the certificate;
122.13(3) is acting as a flagger escorting a motorcycle group ride; (4) has notified each statutory
122.14or home rule charter city through which the motorcycle group is proceeding; and (5)
122.15has obtained consent from the chief of police, or the chief's designee, of any city of the
122.16first class through which the group is proceeding. A flagger operating as provided under
122.17this paragraph may direct operators of motorcycles within a motorcycle group ride or
122.18other vehicle traffic, notwithstanding any contrary indication of a traffic-control device,
122.19including stop signs or traffic-control signals. A person operating a vehicle that has been
122.20stopped by a flagger under this paragraph may proceed only on instruction by the flagger
122.21or a police officer.
122.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014.

122.23    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.06, is amended by adding a subdivision
122.24to read:
122.25    Subd. 4a. Obedience to work zone flagger; violation, penalty. (a) A flagger in a
122.26work zone may stop vehicles and hold vehicles in place until it is safe for the vehicles to
122.27proceed. A person operating a motor vehicle that has been stopped by a flagger in a work
122.28zone may proceed after stopping only on instruction by the flagger or a police officer.
122.29(b) A person convicted of operating a motor vehicle in violation of a speed limit
122.30in a work zone, or any other provision of this section while in a work zone, shall be
122.31required to pay a fine of $300. This fine is in addition to the surcharge under section
122.32357.021, subdivision 6.
122.33(c) If a motor vehicle is operated in violation of paragraph (a), the owner of the
122.34vehicle, or for a leased motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty
122.35misdemeanor and is subject to a fine as provided in paragraph (b). The owner or lessee may
123.1not be fined under this paragraph if (1) another person is convicted for that violation, or (2)
123.2the motor vehicle was stolen at the time of the violation. This paragraph does not apply to a
123.3lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a record of the name and address of the lessee.
123.4(d) Paragraph (c) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle
123.5operator for violating paragraph (a).
123.6(e) A violation under paragraph (c) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
123.7suspension of a driver's license.
123.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
123.9violations committed on or after that date.

123.10    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.14, subdivision 5d, is amended to read:
123.11    Subd. 5d. Speed zoning limit in work zone; surcharge when workers present.
123.12(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 2 and subject to subdivision 3, the speed limit on a
123.13road having an established speed limit of 50 miles per hour or greater is adjusted to 45
123.14miles per hour in a work zone when (1) at least one lane or portion of a lane of traffic is
123.15closed in either direction, and (2) workers are present. A speed in excess of the adjusted
123.16speed limit is unlawful.
123.17(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a segment of road in which:
123.18(1) positive barriers are placed between workers and the traveled portion of the
123.19highway;
123.20(2) the work zone is in place for less than 24 hours;
123.21(3) a different speed limit for the work zone is determined by the road authority
123.22following an engineering and traffic investigation and based on accepted engineering
123.23practice; or
123.24(4) a different speed limit for the work zone is established by the road authority
123.25under paragraph (c).
123.26(c) The commissioner, on trunk highways and temporary trunk highways, and
123.27local authorities, on streets and highways under their jurisdiction, may authorize the use
123.28of reduced maximum speed limits in highway work zones. The commissioner or local
123.29authority is not required to conduct when workers are present, without an engineering and
123.30traffic investigation before authorizing a reduced speed limit in a highway work zone
123.31 required. The work zone speed limit must not reduce the speed limit on the affected
123.32street or highway by more than:
123.33(b) The minimum highway work zone speed limit is 20 miles per hour. The work
123.34zone speed limit must not reduce the established speed limit on the affected street or
123.35highway by more than 15 miles per hour, except that the highway work zone speed limit
124.1must not exceed 40 miles per hour. The commissioner or local authority shall post the limits
124.2of the work zone. Highway work zone speed limits are effective on erection of appropriate
124.3regulatory speed limit signs. The signs must be removed or covered when they are not
124.4required. A speed greater than the posted highway work zone speed limit is unlawful.
124.5(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), on divided highways the commissioner or local
124.6authority may establish a highway work zone speed limit that does not exceed 55 miles
124.7per hour.
124.8(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), on two-lane highways having one lane for
124.9each direction of travel with a posted speed limit of 60 miles per hour or greater, the
124.10commissioner or local authority may establish a highway work zone speed limit that
124.11does not exceed 40 miles per hour.
124.12(e) For purposes of this subdivision, "highway work zone" means a segment of
124.13highway or street where a road authority or its agent is constructing, reconstructing, or
124.14maintaining the physical structure of the roadway, its shoulders, or features adjacent to
124.15the roadway, including underground and overhead utilities and highway appurtenances,
124.16when workers are present.
124.17(f) Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or other law to the contrary, a person
124.18who violates a speed limit established under this subdivision, or who violates any other
124.19provision of this section while in a highway work zone, is assessed an additional surcharge
124.20equal to the amount of the fine imposed for the speed violation, but not less than $25.
124.21(1) 20 miles per hour on a street or highway having an established speed limit of
124.2255 miles per hour or greater; and
124.23(2) 15 miles per hour on a street or highway having an established speed limit of
124.2450 miles per hour or less.
124.25(d) A work zone speed limit under paragraph (c) is effective on erection of
124.26appropriate regulatory speed limit signs. The signs must be removed or covered when
124.27they are not required. A speed in excess of the posted work zone speed limit is unlawful.
124.28(e) For any speed limit under this subdivision, a road authority shall erect signs
124.29identifying the speed limit and indicating the beginning and end of the speed limit zone.
124.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
124.31violations committed on or after that date.

124.32    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
124.33to read:
124.34    Subd. 6a. Work zone speed limit violations. A person convicted of operating a
124.35motor vehicle in violation of a speed limit in a work zone, or any other provision of
125.1this section while in a work zone, shall be required to pay a fine of $300. This fine is in
125.2addition to the surcharge under section 357.021, subdivision 6.
125.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
125.4violations committed on or after that date.

125.5    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.305, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
125.6    Subdivision 1. Entrance and exit; crossover; use regulations; signs; rules. (a) No
125.7person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled-access highway except at such
125.8entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
125.9(b) When special crossovers between the main roadways of a controlled-access
125.10highway are provided for emergency vehicles or maintenance equipment and such
125.11crossovers are signed to prohibit "U" turns, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle, except
125.12an emergency vehicle, maintenance equipment, or construction equipment including
125.13contractor's and state-owned equipment when operating within a marked construction
125.14zone, or a vehicle operated by a commercial vehicle inspector of the Department of Public
125.15Safety, to use such crossover. Vehicles owned and operated by elderly and needy persons
125.16under contract with the commissioner of transportation pursuant to section 160.282 for
125.17maintenance services on highway rest stop and tourist centers outside the seven-county
125.18metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, may also use these crossovers while those
125.19persons are proceeding to or from work in the rest area or tourist center if authorized by the
125.20commissioner, and the vehicle carries on its roof a distinctive flag designed and issued by
125.21the commissioner. For the purposes of this clause "emergency vehicle" includes a tow truck
125.22or towing vehicle if it is on the way to the location of an accident or a disabled vehicle.
125.23(c) The commissioner of transportation may by order, and any public authority may
125.24by ordinance, with respect to any controlled-access highway under their jurisdictions
125.25prohibit or regulate the use of any such highway by pedestrians, bicycles, or other
125.26nonmotorized traffic, or by motorized bicycles, or by any class or kind of traffic which is
125.27found to be incompatible with the normal and safe flow of traffic.
125.28(d) The commissioner of transportation or the public authority adopting any such
125.29prohibitory rules shall erect and maintain official signs on the controlled-access highway
125.30on which such rules are applicable and when so erected no person shall disobey the
125.31restrictions stated on such signs.

125.32    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.826, is amended by adding a subdivision
125.33to read:
126.1    Subd. 7. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
126.2date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
126.3permitted vehicle's registration.
126.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
126.5to permits issued on and after that date.

126.6    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.8261, is amended by adding a
126.7subdivision to read:
126.8    Subd. 3. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
126.9date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
126.10permitted vehicle's registration.
126.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
126.12to permits issued on and after that date.

126.13    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
126.14    Subd. 5. Fees; proceeds deposited; appropriation. The commissioner, with
126.15respect to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each
126.16permit issued. The fee for an annual permit that expires by law on the date of the
126.17vehicle registration expiration must be based on the proportion of the year that remains
126.18until the expiration date. Unless otherwise specified, all fees for permits issued by the
126.19commissioner of transportation must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to
126.20the trunk highway fund. Except for those annual permits for which the permit fees are
126.21specified elsewhere in this chapter, the fees are:
126.22    (a) $15 for each single trip permit.
126.23    (b) $36 for each job permit. A job permit may be issued for like loads carried on
126.24a specific route for a period not to exceed two months. "Like loads" means loads of the
126.25same product, weight, and dimension.
126.26    (c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive
126.27months. Annual permits may be issued for:
126.28    (1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis adversely affecting the safety
126.29or well-being of the public;
126.30    (2) motor vehicles that travel on interstate highways and carry loads authorized
126.31under subdivision 1a;
126.32    (3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized under section 169.826,
126.33subdivision 1a
;
127.1    (4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863;
127.2    (5) motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding ten feet in width;
127.3    (6) noncommercial transportation of a boat by the owner or user of the boat;
127.4    (7) motor vehicles carrying bales of agricultural products authorized under section
127.5169.862 ; and
127.6(8) special milk-hauling vehicles authorized under section 169.867.
127.7    (d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12
127.8consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued for:
127.9    (1) mobile cranes;
127.10    (2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies;
127.11    (3) manufactured homes and manufactured storage buildings;
127.12    (4) implements of husbandry;
127.13    (5) double-deck buses;
127.14    (6) commercial boat hauling and transporting waterfront structures, including, but
127.15not limited to, portable boat docks and boat lifts;
127.16    (7) three-vehicle combinations consisting of two empty, newly manufactured trailers
127.17for cargo, horses, or livestock, not to exceed 28-1/2 feet per trailer; provided, however,
127.18the permit allows the vehicles to be moved from a trailer manufacturer to a trailer dealer
127.19only while operating on twin-trailer routes designated under section 169.81, subdivision 3,
127.20paragraph (c); and
127.21(8) vehicles operating on that portion of marked Trunk Highway 36 described in
127.22section 169.81, subdivision 3, paragraph (e).
127.23    (e) For vehicles that have axle weights exceeding the weight limitations of sections
127.24169.823 to 169.829, an additional cost added to the fees listed above. However, this
127.25paragraph applies to any vehicle described in section 168.013, subdivision 3, paragraph
127.26(b), but only when the vehicle exceeds its gross weight allowance set forth in that
127.27paragraph, and then the additional cost is for all weight, including the allowance weight,
127.28in excess of the permitted maximum axle weight. The additional cost is equal to the
127.29product of the distance traveled times the sum of the overweight axle group cost factors
127.30shown in the following chart:
127.31
Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors
127.32
Weight (pounds)
Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of:
127.33
127.34
127.35
127.36
127.37
exceeding weight
limitations on axles
Two
consecutive
axles spaced
within 8 feet
or less
Three
consecutive
axles spaced
within 9 feet
or less
Four consecutive
axles spaced within
14 feet or less
127.38
0-2,000
.12
.05
.04
128.1
2,001-4,000
.14
.06
.05
128.2
4,001-6,000
.18
.07
.06
128.3
6,001-8,000
.21
.09
.07
128.4
8,001-10,000
.26
.10
.08
128.5
10,001-12,000
.30
.12
.09
128.6
128.7
12,001-14,000
Not
permitted
.14
.11
128.8
128.9
14,001-16,000
Not
permitted
.17
.12
128.10
128.11
16,001-18,000
Not
permitted
.19
.15
128.12
128.13
18,001-20,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.16
128.14
128.15
20,001-22,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.20
128.16The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle or axle group. The
128.17additional cost does not apply to paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (3).
128.18For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted weight, a cost-per-mile
128.19fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed
128.20in addition to the normal permit fee. Miles must be calculated based on the distance
128.21already traveled in the state plus the distance from the point of detection to a transportation
128.22loading site or unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the state.
128.23    (f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit may be issued for overweight,
128.24or oversize and overweight, mobile cranes; construction equipment, machinery, and
128.25supplies; implements of husbandry; and commercial boat hauling. The fees for the permit
128.26are as follows:
128.27
Gross Weight (pounds) of Vehicle
Annual Permit Fee
128.28
90,000
or less
$200
128.29
90,001
- 100,000
$300
128.30
100,001
- 110,000
$400
128.31
110,001
- 120,000
$500
128.32
120,001
- 130,000
$600
128.33
130,001
- 140,000
$700
128.34
140,001
- 145,000
$800
128.35
145,001
- 155,000
$900
128.36If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 155,000 pounds the permit fee is determined
128.37under paragraph (e).
128.38    (g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set forth in section 169.80 by
128.39more than 72 inches, an additional cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a)
128.40when the permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to section 169.87 are
128.41in effect.
129.1    (h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 months, for
129.2refuse-compactor vehicles that carry a gross weight of not more than: 22,000 pounds on
129.3a single rear axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to section 169.828,
129.4subdivision 2
, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear axle. A permit issued for up to 46,000 pounds
129.5on a tridem rear axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000 pounds.
129.6    (i) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section 169.8261. The fee under this
129.7paragraph must be deposited as follows:
129.8    (1) the first $50,000 in each fiscal year must be deposited in the trunk highway fund for
129.9costs related to administering the permit program and inspecting and posting bridges; and
129.10    (2) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be deposited in the bridge
129.11inspection and signing account as provided under subdivision 5b.
129.12    (j) Beginning August 1, 2006, $200 for an annual permit for a vehicle operating
129.13under authority of section 169.824, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2).
129.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
129.15to permits issued on and after that date.

129.16    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.863, is amended by adding a subdivision
129.17to read:
129.18    Subd. 3. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
129.19date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
129.20permitted vehicle's registration.
129.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
129.22to permits issued on and after that date.

129.23    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
129.24    Subdivision 1. Six-axle vehicles. (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
129.25authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to haul raw
129.26or unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
129.27    (1) 90,000 pounds; and
129.28    (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
129.29subdivision 1
.
129.30    (b) Notwithstanding subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or
129.31combination of vehicles operated under this subdivision and transporting only sealed
129.32intermodal containers may be operated on an interstate highway if allowed by the United
129.33States Department of Transportation.
130.1    (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300, or a proportional
130.2amount as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.
130.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
130.4to permits issued on and after that date.

130.5    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
130.6    Subd. 2. Seven-axle vehicles. (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
130.7authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more axles to
130.8haul raw or unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight
130.9of up to:
130.10    (1) 97,000 pounds; and
130.11    (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
130.12subdivision 1
.
130.13    (b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
130.14qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, and Code
130.15of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40 and 382.
130.16    (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500, or a proportional
130.17amount as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.
130.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
130.19to permits issued on and after that date.

130.20    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, is amended by adding a subdivision
130.21to read:
130.22    Subd. 5. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
130.23date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
130.24permitted vehicle's registration.
130.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
130.26to permits issued on and after that date.

130.27    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.866, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
130.28    Subd. 3. Permit fee; appropriation. Vehicle permits issued under subdivision 1
130.29must be annual permits. The fee is $850 for each vehicle, or a proportional amount as
130.30provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5, and must be deposited in the trunk highway
130.31fund. An amount sufficient to administer the permit program is appropriated from the
130.32trunk highway fund to the commissioner for the costs of administering the permit program.
131.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
131.2to permits issued on and after that date.

131.3    Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.866, is amended by adding a subdivision
131.4to read:
131.5    Subd. 4. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
131.6date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
131.7permitted vehicle's registration.
131.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
131.9to permits issued on and after that date.

131.10    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
131.11    Subd. 3. Motorized bicycle. (a) A motorized bicycle may not be operated on any
131.12public roadway by any person who does not possess a valid driver's license, unless the
131.13person has obtained a motorized bicycle operator's permit or motorized bicycle instruction
131.14permit from the commissioner of public safety. The operator's permit may be issued to
131.15any person who has attained the age of 15 years and who has passed the examination
131.16prescribed by the commissioner. The instruction permit may be issued to any person who
131.17has attained the age of 15 years and who has successfully completed an approved safety
131.18course and passed the written portion of the examination prescribed by the commissioner.
131.19    (b) This course must consist of, but is not limited to, a basic understanding of:
131.20    (1) motorized bicycles and their limitations;
131.21    (2) motorized bicycle laws and rules;
131.22    (3) safe operating practices and basic operating techniques;
131.23    (4) helmets and protective clothing;
131.24    (5) motorized bicycle traffic strategies; and
131.25    (6) effects of alcohol and drugs on motorized bicycle operators.
131.26    (c) The commissioner may adopt rules prescribing the content of the safety course,
131.27examination, and the information to be contained on the permits. A person operating a
131.28motorized bicycle under a motorized bicycle permit is subject to the restrictions imposed
131.29by section 169.974, subdivision 2, on operation of a motorcycle under a two-wheel
131.30instruction permit.
131.31    (d) The fees for motorized bicycle operator's permits are as follows:
131.32
(1)
Examination and operator's permit, valid for one year
$
6.75
131.33
(2)
Duplicate
$
3.75
132.1
132.2
(3) (1)
Renewal Motorized bicycle operator's permit before age 21 and
valid until age 21
$
9.75
132.3
(4) (2)
Renewal permit age 21 or older and valid for four years
$
15.75
132.4
(5) (3)
Duplicate of any renewal permit
$
5.25
132.5
(6) (4)
Written examination and instruction permit, valid for 30 days
$
6.75

132.6    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
132.7    Subd. 2. Fees. (a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are
132.8as follows:
132.9
Classified Driver's License
D-$17.25
C-$21.25
B-$28.25
A-$36.25
132.10
Classified Under-21 D.L.
D-$17.25
C-$21.25
B-$28.25
A-$16.25
132.11
Enhanced Driver's License
D-$32.25
C-$36.25
B-$43.25
A-$51.25
132.12
Instruction Permit
$5.25
132.13
132.14
Enhanced Instruction
Permit
$20.25
132.15
132.16
Commercial Learner's
Permit
$2.50
132.17
Provisional License
$8.25
132.18
132.19
Enhanced Provisional
License
$23.25
132.20
132.21
132.22
Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
$6.75
132.23
132.24
132.25
132.26
Enhanced Duplicate
License or enhanced
duplicate identification
card
$21.75
132.27
132.28
132.29
132.30
132.31
132.32
132.33
Minnesota identification
card or Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section 171.07,
subdivisions 3
and 3a
$11.25
132.34
132.35
Enhanced Minnesota
identification card
$26.25
132.36In addition to each fee required in this paragraph, the commissioner shall collect a
132.37surcharge of: (1) $1.75 until June 30, 2012; and (2) $1.00 from July 1, 2012, to June 30,
132.382016. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be credited to the driver and vehicle
132.39services technology account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705.
132.40    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
132.41has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
132.42169A.35 , or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for crash-related moving
132.43violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall have a
133.1$3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation"
133.2has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.
133.3    (c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
133.4commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant
133.5or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for
133.6processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The
133.7department shall not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the
133.8endorsement.
133.9(d) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), a driver's license agent may
133.10charge and retain a filing fee as provided under section 171.061, subdivision 4.
133.11(e) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall
133.12charge a filing fee at the same amount as a driver's license agent under section 171.061,
133.13subdivision 4. Revenue collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the driver
133.14services operating account.
133.15(f) An application for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, provisional
133.16license, or driver's license, including an application for renewal, must contain a provision
133.17that allows the applicant to add to the fee under paragraph (a), a $2 donation for the
133.18purposes of public information and education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075.

133.19    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
133.20    Subdivision 1. Examination subjects and locations; provisions for color
133.21blindness, disabled veterans. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the
133.22commissioner shall examine each applicant for a driver's license by such agency as the
133.23commissioner directs. This examination must include:
133.24(1) a test of the applicant's eyesight;
133.25(2) a test of the applicant's ability to read and understand highway signs regulating,
133.26warning, and directing traffic;
133.27(3) a test of the applicant's knowledge of (i) traffic laws; (ii) the effects of alcohol
133.28and drugs on a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and legally, and of the
133.29legal penalties and financial consequences resulting from violations of laws prohibiting
133.30the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; (iii)
133.31railroad grade crossing safety; (iv) slow-moving vehicle safety; (v) laws relating to pupil
133.32transportation safety, including the significance of school bus lights, signals, stop arm, and
133.33passing a school bus; (vi) traffic laws related to bicycles; and (vii) the circumstances and
133.34dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning;
134.1(4) an actual demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control
134.2in the operation of a motor vehicle; and
134.3(5) other physical and mental examinations as the commissioner finds necessary to
134.4determine the applicant's fitness to operate a motor vehicle safely upon the highways.
134.5(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), no driver's license may be denied an applicant on
134.6the exclusive grounds that the applicant's eyesight is deficient in color perception. War
134.7veterans operating motor vehicles especially equipped for disabled persons, if otherwise
134.8entitled to a license, must be granted such license.
134.9(c) The commissioner shall make provision for giving the examinations under this
134.10subdivision either in the county where the applicant resides or at a place adjacent thereto
134.11reasonably convenient to the applicant.
134.12(d) The commissioner shall ensure that an applicant is able to obtain an appointment
134.13for an examination to demonstrate ability under paragraph (a), clause (4), within 14 days
134.14of the applicant's request if, under the applicable statutes and rules of the commissioner,
134.15the applicant is eligible to take the examination.
134.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective May 1, 2015.

134.17    Sec. 22. [171.161] COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE; FEDERAL
134.18CONFORMITY.
134.19    Subdivision 1. Conformity with federal law. The commissioner of public safety
134.20shall ensure the programs and policies related to commercial drivers' licensure and the
134.21operation of commercial motor vehicles in Minnesota conform with the requirements of
134.22Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 383.
134.23    Subd. 2. Conflicts. To the extent a requirement of sections 171.162 to 171.169, or
134.24any other state or local law, conflicts with a provision of Code of Federal Regulations, title
134.2549, part 383, the federal provision prevails.

134.26    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
134.27to read:
134.28    Subd. 10. Products and services; billing. The commissioner of transportation may
134.29bill operations units of the department for costs of centrally managed products or services
134.30that benefit multiple operations units. These costs may include equipment acquisition and
134.31rental, labor, materials, and other costs determined by the commissioner. Receipts must be
134.32credited to the special products and services account, which is established in the trunk
134.33highway fund, and are appropriated to the commissioner to pay the costs for which the
134.34billings are made.

135.1    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 174.12, subdivision 2, is
135.2amended to read:
135.3    Subd. 2. Transportation economic development accounts. (a) A transportation
135.4economic development account is established in the special revenue fund under the
135.5budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation
135.6finance. Money in the account may be expended only as appropriated by law. The account
135.7may not contain money transferred or otherwise provided from the trunk highway fund.
135.8(b) A transportation economic development account is established in the trunk
135.9highway fund. The account consists of funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise
135.10provided to the account. Money in the account may be used only for trunk highway
135.11purposes. All funds in the account available prior to August 1, 2013, are available until
135.12expended.

135.13    Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 174.42, subdivision 2, is
135.14amended to read:
135.15    Subd. 2. Funding requirement. In each federal fiscal year, the commissioner
135.16shall obtain a total amount in federal authorizations for reimbursement on transportation
135.17alternatives projects that is equal to or greater than the annual average of federal
135.18authorizations on transportation alternatives projects calculated over the preceding four
135.19 federal fiscal years 2010 to 2012.
135.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment and
135.21applies to authorizations for federal fiscal year 2015 and subsequent federal fiscal years.

135.22    Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.56, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
135.23    Subdivision 1. Report required. (a) The commissioner of transportation shall
135.24submit a report by December 15 of each year on (1) the status of major highway projects
135.25completed during the previous two years or under construction or planned during the year
135.26of the report and for the ensuing 15 years, and (2) trunk highway fund expenditures,
135.27and (3) beginning with the report due in 2016, efficiencies achieved during the previous
135.28two fiscal years.
135.29(b) For purposes of this section, a "major highway project" is a highway project that
135.30has a total cost for all segments that the commissioner estimates at the time of the report
135.31to be at least (1) $15,000,000 in the metropolitan highway construction district, or (2)
135.32$5,000,000 in any nonmetropolitan highway construction district.

135.33    Sec. 27. [219.375] RAILROAD YARD LIGHTING.
136.1    Subdivision 1. Lighting status reports submitted by railroad common carriers.
136.2By January 15 of each year, each Class I and Class II railroad common carrier that
136.3operates one or more railroad yards in this state, where, between sunset and sunrise, cars or
136.4locomotives are frequently switched, repaired, or inspected, or where trains are assembled
136.5and disassembled, shall submit to the commissioner of transportation a plan that:
136.6(1) identifies all railroad yards operated by the railroad where the described work
136.7is frequently accomplished between sunset and sunrise;
136.8(2) describes the nature and placement of lighting equipment currently in use in the
136.9yard and the maintenance status and practices regarding this equipment;
136.10(3) states whether the lighting meets or exceeds guidelines for illumination
136.11established by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association;
136.12(4) describes whether existing lighting is installed and operated in a manner
136.13consistent with energy conservation, glare reduction, minimization of light pollution, and
136.14preservation of the natural night environment; and
136.15(5) identifies plans and timelines to bring into compliance railroad yards that do not
136.16utilize and maintain lighting equipment that meets or exceeds the standards and guidelines
136.17under clauses (3) and (4), or states any reason why the standards and guidelines should
136.18not apply.
136.19    Subd. 2. Maintenance of lighting equipment. A railroad common carrier
136.20that is required to file a report under subdivision 1 shall maintain all railroad yard
136.21lighting equipment in good working order and shall repair or replace any malfunctioning
136.22equipment within 48 hours after the malfunction has been reported to the carrier. Repairs
136.23must be made in compliance with, or to exceed the standards in, the Minnesota Electrical
136.24Code and chapter 326B.
136.25    Subd. 3. Lighting status reports submitted by worker representative. By
136.26January 15 of each year, the union representative of the workers at each railroad yard
136.27required to submit a report under subdivision 1 shall submit to the commissioner of
136.28transportation a report that:
136.29(1) describes the nature and placement of lighting equipment currently in use in the
136.30yard and maintenance status and practices regarding the equipment;
136.31(2) describes the level of maintenance of lighting equipment and the carrier's
136.32promptness in responding to reports of lighting malfunction;
136.33(3) states whether the available lighting is adequate to provide safe working
136.34conditions for crews working at night; and
136.35(4) describes changes in the lighting equipment and its adequacy that have occurred
136.36since the last previous worker representative report.
137.1    Subd. 4. Commissioner response. The commissioner shall review the reports
137.2submitted under subdivisions 1 and 3. The commissioner shall investigate any
137.3discrepancies between lighting status reports submitted under subdivisions 1 and 3,
137.4and shall report findings to the affected yard's owner and worker representative. The
137.5commissioner shall annually advise the chairs and ranking minority members of the house
137.6of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over transportation
137.7budget and policy as to the content of the reports submitted, discrepancies investigated,
137.8the progress achieved by the railroad common carriers towards achieving the standards
137.9and guidelines under clauses (3) and (4), and any recommendations for legislation to
137.10achieve compliance with the standards and guidelines within a reasonable period of time.
137.11    Subd. 5. Required lighting. By December 31, 2015, a railroad common carrier
137.12shall establish lighting that meets the standards and guidelines under subdivision 1, clauses
137.13(3) and (4), at each railroad yard where:
137.14(1) between sunset and sunrise:
137.15(i) locomotives, or railcars carrying placarded hazardous materials, are frequently
137.16switched, repaired, or inspected; or
137.17(ii) trains with more than 25 tanker railcars carrying placarded hazardous materials
137.18are assembled and disassembled; and
137.19(2) the yard is located within two miles of a petroleum refinery having a crude oil
137.20production capacity of 150,000 or more barrels per day.

137.21    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 222.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
137.22    Subd. 7. Expenditures. (a) The commissioner may expend money from the rail
137.23service improvement account for the following purposes:
137.24    (1) to make transfers as provided under section 222.57 or to pay interest adjustments
137.25on loans guaranteed under the state rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program;
137.26    (2) to pay a portion of the costs of capital improvement projects designed to improve
137.27rail service of a rail user or a rail carrier;
137.28    (3) to pay a portion of the costs of rehabilitation projects designed to improve rail
137.29service of a rail user or a rail carrier;
137.30    (4) to acquire, maintain, manage, and dispose of railroad right-of-way pursuant to
137.31the state rail bank program;
137.32    (5) to provide for aerial photography survey of proposed and abandoned railroad
137.33tracks for the purpose of recording and reestablishing by analytical triangulation the
137.34existing alignment of the inplace track;
138.1    (6) to pay a portion of the costs of acquiring a rail line by a regional railroad
138.2authority established pursuant to chapter 398A;
138.3    (7) to pay the state matching portion of federal grants for rail-highway grade
138.4crossing improvement projects; and
138.5    (8) for expenditures made before July 1, 2017, to pay the state matching portion
138.6of grants under the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery
138.7(TIGER) program of the United States Department of Transportation; and
138.8    (9) to fund rail planning studies.
138.9    (b) All money derived by the commissioner from the disposition of railroad
138.10right-of-way or of any other property acquired pursuant to sections 222.46 to 222.62 shall
138.11be deposited in the rail service improvement account.

138.12    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 297A.815, subdivision 3,
138.13is amended to read:
138.14    Subd. 3. Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue. (a) For purposes of this
138.15subdivision, "net revenue" means an amount equal to:
138.16    (1) the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under this section, during
138.17the fiscal year; less
138.18    (2) in fiscal year 2011, $30,100,000; in fiscal year 2012, $31,100,000; and in fiscal
138.19year 2013 and following fiscal years, $32,000,000 in each fiscal year.
138.20    (b) On or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue shall
138.21estimate the amount of the revenues and subtraction under paragraph (a) net revenue
138.22for the current fiscal year.
138.23    (c) On or after July 1 of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of management
138.24and budget shall transfer the net revenue as estimated in paragraph (b) from the general
138.25fund, as follows:
138.26    (1) $9,000,000 annually until January 1, 2016 2015, and 50 percent annually
138.27thereafter to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding any other law to the
138.28contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds transferred under this
138.29clause to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision
138.304, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county shall receive
138.31of such amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section 477A.011,
138.32subdivision 3, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the current calendar
138.33year, bears to the total population of the counties receiving funds under this clause; and
138.34    (2) the remainder to the greater Minnesota transit account.

139.1    Sec. 30. [299A.017] STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT.
139.2    Subdivision 1. Office created. The commissioner of public safety shall establish an
139.3Office of State Safety Oversight in the Department of Public Safety for safety oversight of
139.4rail fixed guideway public transportation systems within the state. The commissioner shall
139.5designate a director of the office.
139.6    Subd. 2. Authority. The director shall implement and has regulatory authority to
139.7enforce the requirements for the state set forth in United States Code, title 49, sections
139.85329 and 5330, federal regulations adopted pursuant to those sections, and successor or
139.9supplemental requirements.

139.10    Sec. 31. [473.4056] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT VEHICLE DESIGN.
139.11    Subdivision 1. Adoption of standards. (a) By January 1, 2015, the Metropolitan
139.12Council shall adopt and may thereafter amend standards for the design of light rail
139.13vehicles that are reasonably necessary to provide access for, and to protect the health and
139.14safety of, persons who use the service. All light rail transit vehicles procured on and after
139.15January 1, 2015, must conform to the standards then in effect.
139.16(b) The Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee must review the standards
139.17and all subsequent amendments before the Metropolitan Council adopts them.
139.18(c) The Metropolitan Council shall post adopted standards, including amendments,
139.19on its Web site.
139.20    Subd. 2. Minimum standards. Standards adopted under this section must include,
139.21but are not limited to:
139.22(1) two dedicated spaces for wheelchair users in each car;
139.23(2) seating for a companion adjacent to at least two wheelchair-dedicated spaces; and
139.24(3) further specifications that meet or exceed the standards established in the
139.25Americans with Disabilities Act.

139.26    Sec. 32. [473.41] TRANSIT SHELTERS AND STOPS.
139.27    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
139.28have the meanings given.
139.29(b) "Transit authority" means:
139.30(1) a statutory or home rule charter city, with respect to rights-of-way at bus stop and
139.31train stop locations, transit shelters, and transit passenger seating facilities owned by the
139.32city or established pursuant to a vendor contract with the city;
140.1(2) the Metropolitan Council, with respect to transit shelters and transit passenger
140.2seating facilities owned by the council or established pursuant to a vendor contract with
140.3the council; or
140.4(3) a replacement service provider under section 473.388, with respect to
140.5rights-of-way at bus stop and train stop locations, transit shelters, and transit passenger
140.6seating facilities owned by the provider or established pursuant to a vendor contract
140.7with the provider.
140.8(c) "Transit shelter" means a wholly or partially enclosed structure provided for
140.9public use as a waiting area in conjunction with light rail transit, bus rapid transit, or
140.10regular route transit.
140.11    Subd. 2. Design. (a) A transit authority shall establish design specifications for
140.12establishment and replacement of its transit shelters, which must include:
140.13(1) engineering standards, as appropriate;
140.14(2) maximization of protection from the wind, snow, and other elements;
140.15(3) to the extent feasible, inclusion of warming capability at each shelter in which
140.16there is a proportionally high number of transit service passenger boardings; and
140.17(4) full accessibility for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
140.18(b) The council shall consult with the Transportation Accessibility Advisory
140.19Committee.
140.20    Subd. 3. Maintenance. A transit authority shall ensure transit shelters are
140.21maintained in good working order and are accessible to all users of the transit system.
140.22This requirement includes but is not limited to:
140.23(1) keeping transit shelters reasonably clean and free from graffiti; and
140.24(2) removing snow and ice in a manner that provides accessibility for the elderly
140.25and persons with disabilities to be able to enter and exit transit shelters, and board and
140.26exit trains at each stop.
140.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

140.28    Sec. 33. TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCIES.
140.29The commissioner of transportation shall include in the report under Minnesota
140.30Statutes, section 174.56, due by December 15, 2015, information on efficiencies
140.31implemented in fiscal year 2015 in planning and project management and delivery,
140.32along with an explanation of the efficiencies employed to achieve the savings and the
140.33methodology used in the calculations. The level of savings achieved must equal, in
140.34comparison with the total state road construction budget for that year, a minimum of five
141.1percent in fiscal year 2015. The report must identify the projects that have been advanced
141.2or completed due to the implementation of efficiency measures.

141.3    Sec. 34. WATERCRAFT DECONTAMINATION SITES; REST AREAS.
141.4Where feasible with existing resources, the commissioners of natural resources
141.5and transportation shall cooperate in an effort to use rest areas as sites for watercraft
141.6decontamination and other activities to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
141.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

141.8    Sec. 35. HIGHWAY 14 TURNBACK.
141.9(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 161.081, subdivision 3, and
141.10161.16, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation may:
141.11(1) by temporary order, take over the road described as "Old Highway 14" in the
141.12settlement agreement and release executed January 7, 2014, between the state and Waseca
141.13and Steele Counties; and
141.14(2) upon completion of the work described in the settlement agreement, release "Old
141.15Highway 14" back to Steele and Waseca Counties.
141.16(b) Upon completion of the work described in the settlement agreement between the
141.17state and Waseca and Steele Counties, the counties shall accept responsibility for the road
141.18described in the agreement as "Old Highway 14."

141.19    Sec. 36. EVALUATION OF CERTAIN TRUNK HIGHWAY SPEED LIMITS.
141.20    Subdivision 1. Engineering and traffic investigations. The commissioner of
141.21transportation shall perform engineering and traffic investigations on trunk highway
141.22segments that are two-lane, two-way roadways with a posted speed limit of 55 miles per
141.23hour. On determining upon the basis of the investigation that the 55 miles per hour speed
141.24limit can be reasonably and safely increased under the conditions found to exist on any
141.25of the trunk highway segments examined, the commissioner may designate an increased
141.26limit applicable to those segments and erect appropriate signs designating the speed limit.
141.27The new speed limit shall be effective when the signs are erected. Of all the roadways
141.28to be studied under this section, approximately one-fifth must be subject to investigation
141.29each year until the statewide study is complete in 2019.
141.30    Subd. 2. Report. By January 15 annually, the commissioner shall provide to
141.31the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
141.32committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance a list of trunk
142.1highways or segments of trunk highways that were subject to an engineering and safety
142.2investigation in the previous calendar year, specifying in each case the applicable speed
142.3limits before and after the investigation.
142.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
142.5and expires on the earlier of January 15, 2019, or the date the final report is submitted to
142.6the legislative committees under this section.

142.7    Sec. 37. TASK FORCE ON MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE COVERAGE
142.8VERIFICATION.
142.9    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The task force on motor vehicle insurance coverage
142.10verification is established to review and evaluate approaches to insurance coverage
142.11verification and recommend legislation to create and fund a program in this state.
142.12    Subd. 2. Membership; meetings; staff. (a) The task force shall be composed of
142.1313 members, who must be appointed by July 1, 2014, and who serve at the pleasure of
142.14their appointing authorities:
142.15(1) the commissioner of public safety or a designee;
142.16(2) the commissioner of commerce or a designee;
142.17(3) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
142.18house and one appointed by the minority leader;
142.19(4) two members of the senate, one appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees
142.20of the Committee on Rules and Administration and one appointed by the minority leader;
142.21(5) a representative of Minnesota Deputy Registrars Association;
142.22(6) a representative of AAA Minnesota;
142.23(7) a representative of AARP Minnesota;
142.24(8) a representative of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota;
142.25(9) a representative of the Minnesota Bankers Association;
142.26(10) a representative of the Minnesota Bar Association; and
142.27(11) a representative of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.
142.28(b) Compensation and expense reimbursement must be as provided under Minnesota
142.29Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 3, to members of the task force.
142.30(c) The commissioner of public safety shall convene the task force by August
142.311, 2014, and shall appoint a chair from the membership of the task force. Staffing and
142.32technical assistance must be provided by the Department of Public Safety.
143.1    Subd. 3. Duties. The task force shall review and evaluate programs established in
143.2other states as well as programs proposed by third parties, identify one or more programs
143.3recommended for implementation in this state, and, as to the recommended programs,
143.4adopt findings concerning:
143.5(1) comparative costs of programs;
143.6(2) implementation considerations, and in particular, identifying the appropriate
143.7supervising agency and assessing compatibility with existing and planned computer
143.8systems;
143.9(3) effectiveness in verifying existence of motor vehicle insurance coverage;
143.10(4) identification of categories of authorized users;
143.11(5) simplicity of access and use for authorized users;
143.12(6) data privacy considerations;
143.13(7) data retention policies; and
143.14(8) statutory changes necessary for implementation.
143.15    Subd. 4. Report. By February 1, 2015, the task force must submit to the
143.16chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
143.17committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over commerce and transportation its
143.18written recommendations, including any draft legislation necessary to implement the
143.19recommendations.
143.20    Subd. 5. Sunset. The task force shall sunset the day after submitting the report
143.21under subdivision 4, or February 2, 2015, whichever is earlier.
143.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

143.23    Sec. 38. COMMUNITY DESTINATION SIGN PILOT PROGRAM.
143.24    Subdivision 1. Definition. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
143.25have the meanings given.
143.26(b) "City" means the city of Two Harbors.
143.27(c) "General retail services" means a business that sells goods or services (1) at
143.28retail and directly to an end-use consumer, and (2) that are of interest to tourists or the
143.29traveling public.
143.30    Subd. 2. Pilot program established. (a) In consultation with the city of Two
143.31Harbors, the commissioner of transportation shall establish a community destination sign
143.32pilot program for wayfinding within the city to destinations or attractions of interest to
143.33the traveling public.
144.1(b) For purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 173, signs under the pilot program
144.2are official signs.
144.3    Subd. 3. Signage, design. (a) The pilot program must include as eligible attractions
144.4and destinations:
144.5(1) minor traffic generators; and
144.6(2) general retail services, specified by business name, that are identified in a
144.7community wayfinding program established by the city.
144.8(b) The commissioner of transportation, in coordination with the city, may establish
144.9sign design specifications for signs under the pilot program. Design specifications must
144.10allow for placement of:
144.11(1) a city name and city logo or symbol; and
144.12(2) up to five attractions or destinations on a community destination sign assembly.
144.13    Subd. 4. Program costs. The city shall pay costs of design, construction,
144.14erection, and maintenance of the signs and sign assemblies under the pilot program. The
144.15commissioner shall not impose fees for the pilot program.
144.16    Subd. 5. Pilot program evaluation. In coordination with the city, the commissioner
144.17of transportation shall evaluate effectiveness of the pilot program under this section,
144.18which must include analysis of traffic safety impacts, utility to motorists and tourists,
144.19costs and expenditures, extent of community support, and pilot program termination
144.20or continuation. By January 15, 2021, the commissioner shall submit a report on the
144.21evaluation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
144.22jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
144.23    Subd. 6. Expiration. The pilot program under this section expires January 1, 2022.
144.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after the governing body of
144.25the city of Two Harbors and its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance
144.26with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.

144.27    Sec. 39. TRANSIT SERVICE ON ELECTION DAY.
144.28    Subdivision 1. Operating assistance recipients. An eligible recipient of operating
144.29assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, who contracts or has contracted to
144.30provide fixed route public transit shall provide fixed route public transit service free of
144.31charge on a day a state general election is held.
145.1    Subd. 2. Metropolitan Council. (a) The Metropolitan Council shall provide
145.2regular route transit, as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.385, subdivision 1,
145.3paragraph (b), free of charge on a day a state general election is held.
145.4(b) The requirements under this subdivision apply to operators of regular route
145.5transit (1) receiving financial assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388, or (2)
145.6operating under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.405, subdivision 12.
145.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and expires November
145.85, 2014.

145.9ARTICLE 12
145.10AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, AND NATURAL RESOURCES
145.11APPROPRIATIONS

145.12
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
145.13The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
145.14in this article.
145.15
2014
2015
Total
145.16
General
$
-0-
$
10,756,000
$
10,756,000
145.17
Remediation
-0-
650,000
650,000
145.18
Natural Resources
-0-
900,000
900,000
145.19
Game and Fish
-0-
2,412,000
2,412,000
145.20
145.21
Environment and Natural
Resources Trust
-0-
490,000
490,000
145.22
Parks and Trails
530,000
-0-
530,000
145.23
Environmental
-0-
4,000,000
4,000,000
145.24
Total
$
530,000
$
19,208,000
$
19,738,000

145.25
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
145.26The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
145.27appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 114, or appropriated to the agencies and for the
145.28purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund, or another
145.29named fund, and are available for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures
145.30"2014" and "2015" used in this article means that the addition to the appropriations
145.31listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30,
145.322015, respectively. Appropriations for fiscal year 2014 are effective the day following
145.33final enactment.
145.34
APPROPRIATIONS
145.35
Available for the Year
146.1
Ending June 30
146.2
2014
2015

146.3
Sec. 3. AGRICULTURE.
$
-0-
$
2,750,000
146.4$2,000,000 in 2015 is for a grant to Second
146.5Harvest Heartland on behalf of the six
146.6Feeding America food banks that serve
146.7Minnesota to compensate agricultural
146.8producers and processors for costs incurred
146.9to harvest and package for transfer surplus
146.10fruits, vegetables, or other agricultural
146.11commodities that would otherwise go
146.12unharvested or be discarded. Surplus
146.13commodities must be distributed statewide
146.14to food shelves and other charitable
146.15organizations that are eligible to receive
146.16food from the food banks. Surplus food
146.17acquired under this appropriation must be
146.18from Minnesota producers and processors.
146.19Second Harvest Heartland must report when
146.20required by, and in the form prescribed by,
146.21the commissioner. For fiscal year 2015,
146.22Second Harvest Heartland may use up
146.23to 11 percent of any grant received for
146.24administrative expenses. For fiscal years
146.252016 and 2017, Second Harvest Heartland
146.26may use up to five percent of any grant
146.27received for administrative expenses. This
146.28is a onetime appropriation and is available
146.29until June 30, 2017.
146.30The commissioner shall examine how other
146.31states are implementing the industrial hemp
146.32research authority provided in Public Law
146.33113-79 and gauge the interest of Minnesota
146.34higher education institutions. No later
146.35than January 15, 2015, the commissioner
147.1must report the information and items for
147.2legislative consideration to the legislative
147.3committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
147.4policy and finance.
147.5$350,000 in 2015 is for an increase in retail
147.6food handler inspections.
147.7$200,000 in 2015 is added to the
147.8appropriation in Laws 2013, chapter 114,
147.9article 1, section 3, subdivision 4, for
147.10distribution to the state's county fairs. This is
147.11a onetime appropriation.
147.12$200,000 in 2015 is for a grant as determined
147.13by the commissioner to a public higher
147.14education institution to research porcine
147.15epidemic diarrhea virus. This is a onetime
147.16appropriation and is available until June 30,
147.172017.

147.18
Sec. 4. BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH
$
310,000
147.19$310,000 in 2015 is to administer the dog and
147.20cat breeder licensing and inspection program.
147.21The base in fiscal year 2016 is $426,000 and
147.22the base in fiscal year 2017 is $435,000.

147.23
Sec. 5. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
$
-0-
$
4,650,000
147.24
Appropriations by Fund
147.25
Remediation
-0-
650,000
147.26
Environmental
-0-
4,000,000
147.27$650,000 in 2015 from the remediation
147.28fund for additional staff and administrative
147.29expenses to manage and oversee investigation
147.30and mitigation efforts at superfund sites.
147.31This is a onetime appropriation.
147.32The agency shall compile information on the
147.33presence of plastic microbeads in the state's
148.1waters and their potential impacts on aquatic
148.2ecosystems and human health, in consultation
148.3with the University of Minnesota. No later
148.4than December 15, 2014, the commissioner
148.5must present the information to the
148.6legislative committees with jurisdiction over
148.7environment and natural resources policy
148.8and finance and make recommendations.
148.9$4,000,000 in 2015 is from the environmental
148.10fund for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
148.11section 115A.557, subdivision 2. $3,000,000
148.12per year from the environmental fund is
148.13added to the base.

148.14
Sec. 6. NATURAL RESOURCES
148.15
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
530,000
$
5,862,000
148.16
Appropriations by Fund
148.17
General
-0-
3,000,000
148.18
Game and Fish
-0-
2,412,000
148.19
Natural Resources
-0-
450,000
148.20
Parks and Trails
530,000
-0-
148.21The amounts that may be spent for each
148.22purpose are specified in the following
148.23subdivisions.
148.24
Subd. 2.Lands and Minerals
-0-
1,000,000
148.25$1,000,000 in 2015 is for meeting the state's
148.26fiduciary duty to Minnesota children with
148.27regard to school trust land. By January 15,
148.282015, the commissioner, in consultation
148.29with the commissioner of education, shall
148.30submit a report to the chairs and ranking
148.31minority members of the senate and house of
148.32representatives committees with jurisdiction
148.33over natural resources and education
148.34policy and finance on the intended use of
149.1these funds. The legislature must approve
149.2expenditures of these funds by law. This is a
149.3onetime appropriation and is available until
149.4June 30, 2017.
149.5
Subd. 3.Ecological and Water Resources
-0-
50,000
149.6$50,000 in 2015 is for a study of the effects
149.7of the Lake Emily dam in Crow Wing County
149.8on water clarity and water levels in Lake
149.9Emily, Lake Mary, and the Little Pine River.
149.10This is a onetime appropriation.
149.11
149.12
Subd. 4.Parks and Trails
Management
530,000
2,400,000
149.13
Appropriations by Fund
149.14
General
-0-
1,950,000
149.15
Natural Resources
-0-
450,000
149.16
Parks and Trails
530,000
-0-
149.17$1,600,000 in 2015 is for the improvement,
149.18maintenance, and conditions of facilities and
149.19infrastructure in state parks for safety and
149.20general use. This is a onetime appropriation.
149.21$450,000 in 2015 is from the natural
149.22resources fund for state trail, park, and
149.23recreation area operations. This appropriation
149.24is from the revenue deposited in the natural
149.25resources fund under Minnesota Statutes,
149.26section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause (2).
149.27This is a onetime appropriation.
149.28$200,000 in 2014 is from the parks and trails
149.29fund for the Greater Minnesota Regional
149.30Parks and Trails Commission to develop a
149.31statewide system plan for regional parks and
149.32trails outside the seven-county metropolitan
149.33area. This is a onetime appropriation and is
149.34subject to the availability of appropriations
150.1in Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section
150.22, subdivision 2.
150.3$330,000 in 2014 is from the parks and
150.4trails fund for a grant to St. Louis and
150.5Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority
150.6for planning, engineering, right-of-way
150.7acquisition, or construction of portions
150.8of the Mesabi Trail in the corridor from
150.9Giants Ridge to Tower. This is a onetime
150.10appropriation and is subject to the availability
150.11of appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 137,
150.12article 3, section 2, subdivision 2.
150.13$350,000 in 2015 is for the development of
150.14the segment of the Willard Munger Trail
150.15system that originates in Chisago County and
150.16extends into Hinckley in Pine County, to be
150.17named the James L. Oberstar Trail. This is a
150.18onetime appropriation and is available until
150.19spent.
150.20
150.21
Subd. 5.Fish and Wildlife
Management
-0-
2,412,000
150.22$3,000 in 2015 is from the heritage
150.23enhancement account in the game and fish
150.24fund for a report on aquatic plant management
150.25permitting policies for the management
150.26of narrow-leaved and hybrid cattail in a
150.27range of basin types across the state. The
150.28report shall be submitted to the chairs and
150.29ranking minority members of the house of
150.30representatives and senate committees with
150.31jurisdiction over environment and natural
150.32resources by December 15, 2014, and include
150.33recommendations for any necessary changes
150.34in statutes, rules, or permitting procedures.
150.35This is a onetime appropriation.
151.1$9,000 in 2015 is from the game and fish
151.2fund for the commissioner, in consultation
151.3with interested parties, agencies, and other
151.4states, to develop a detailed restoration plan
151.5to recover the historical native population of
151.6bobwhite quail in Minnesota for its ecological
151.7and recreational benefits to the citizens of the
151.8state. The commissioner shall conduct public
151.9meetings in developing the plan. No later
151.10than January 15, 2015, the commissioner
151.11must report on the plan's progress to the
151.12legislative committees with jurisdiction over
151.13environment and natural resources policy
151.14and finance. This is a onetime appropriation.
151.15$2,000,000 in 2015 is from the game and fish
151.16fund for shooting sports facility grants under
151.17Minnesota Statutes, section 87A.10. This is
151.18a onetime appropriation and is available until
151.19June 30, 2017.
151.20$400,000 in 2015 is from the heritage
151.21enhancement account in the game and fish
151.22fund for grants to local chapters of Let's Go
151.23Fishing of Minnesota to provide community
151.24outreach to senior citizens, youth, and
151.25veterans and for the costs associated with
151.26establishing and recruiting new chapters.
151.27The grants must be matched with cash or
151.28in-kind contributions from nonstate sources.
151.29Of this amount, $25,000 is for Asian Outdoor
151.30Heritage for youth fishing recruitment
151.31efforts and outreach in the metropolitan area.
151.32The commissioner shall establish a grant
151.33application process that includes a standard
151.34for ownership of equipment purchased
151.35under the grant program and contract
151.36requirements that cover the disposition
152.1of purchased equipment if the grantee no
152.2longer exists. Any equipment purchased
152.3with state grant money must be specified
152.4on the grant application and approved by
152.5the commissioner. The commissioner may
152.6spend up to three percent of the appropriation
152.7to administer the grant. This is a onetime
152.8appropriation and is available until June 30,
152.92016.
152.10
Subd. 6.Parks and trails fund cancellation
152.11The appropriation for $530,000 from the
152.12parks and trails fund for trail improvements
152.13on the Duluth Cross City West Trail and the
152.14Superior Hiking Trail in St. Louis County in
152.15Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 3,
152.16paragraph (c), clause (12), is canceled.

152.17
Sec. 7. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
-0-
$
525,000
152.18$450,000 in 2015 is from the natural
152.19resources fund for metropolitan area regional
152.20parks and trails maintenance and operations.
152.21This appropriation is from the revenue
152.22deposited in the natural resources fund
152.23under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
152.24paragraph (e), clause (3). This is a onetime
152.25appropriation.
152.26$75,000 in 2015 is for a grant to the city of
152.27Shoreview for a feasibility study regarding
152.28the lowering of the water level of Turtle Lake
152.29and the possible effects of an augmentation
152.30of the lake. This is a onetime appropriation.

152.31
Sec. 8. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
$
-0-
$
4,890,000
153.1
Appropriations by Fund
153.2
General
4,400,000
153.3
153.4
153.5
Environment and
Natural Resources
Trust
490,000
153.6$3,400,000 in 2015 is from the general fund
153.7for the Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests
153.8Center requested under this act, including a
153.9director, graduate students, and necessary
153.10supplies. This is a onetime appropriation and
153.11is available until June 30, 2022.
153.12$490,000 in 2015 is from the environment
153.13and natural resources trust fund for the
153.14Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center
153.15requested under this act, including a director,
153.16graduate students, and necessary supplies.
153.17This is a onetime appropriation and is
153.18available until June 30, 2022.
153.19$970,000 from the environment and natural
153.20resources trust fund appropriated in Laws
153.212011, First Special Session chapter 2, article
153.223, section 2, subdivision 9, paragraph (d),
153.23Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands Reserve
153.24Acquisition and Restoration Program
153.25Partnership, is transferred to the Board of
153.26Regents of the University of Minnesota for
153.27the Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests
153.28Center requested under this act, including a
153.29director, graduate students, and necessary
153.30supplies and is available until June 30, 2022.
153.31$1,000,000 in 2015 is for the Forever Green
153.32Agricultural Initiative and to protect the
153.33state's natural resources while increasing
153.34efficiency, profitability, and productivity
153.35of Minnesota farmers by incorporating
153.36perennial and winter annual crops into
154.1existing agricultural practices. By January
154.215, 2015, as a condition of this appropriation,
154.3the Board of Regents of the University
154.4of Minnesota shall submit a report to the
154.5chairs and ranking minority members of the
154.6house of representatives and senate policy
154.7and finance committees with jurisdiction
154.8over environment and natural resources and
154.9agriculture on the activities and outcomes
154.10of the Forever Green Agricultural Initiative.
154.11This is a onetime appropriation and is
154.12available until June 30, 2017.

154.13
Sec. 9. ADMINISTRATION
$
-0-
$
185,000
154.14$185,000 in 2015 is for activities and the
154.15administrative expenses of the school trust
154.16lands director and additional staff, under
154.17Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.353.

154.18
154.19
Sec. 10. LEGISLATIVE COORDINATING
COMMISSION
$
-0-
$
15,000
154.20$15,000 in 2015 is for the administrative
154.21expenses of the Permanent School Fund
154.22Commission under Minnesota Statutes,
154.23section 127A.30, and for compensation
154.24and expense reimbursement of commission
154.25members.

154.26    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 3, section 3, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
154.27
Subd. 6.Remediation Fund
154.28The commissioner shall transfer up
154.29to $46,000,000 $47,150,000 from the
154.30environmental fund to the remediation fund
154.31for the purposes of the remediation fund
154.32under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.155,
154.33subdivision 2
.

155.1    Sec. 12. Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 3, section 4, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
155.2
155.3
Subd. 3.Ecological and Water Resources
27,182,000
31,582,000
31,603,000
155.4
Appropriations by Fund
155.5
155.6
General
12,117,000
16,817,000
16,838,000
155.7
Natural Resources
11,002,000
10,702,000
155.8
Game and Fish
4,063,000
4,063,000
155.9$3,542,000 the first year and $3,242,000 the
155.10second year are from the invasive species
155.11account in the natural resources fund and
155.12$2,906,000 the first year and $3,206,000 the
155.13second year are from the general fund for
155.14management, public awareness, assessment
155.15and monitoring research, and water access
155.16inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
155.17species; management of invasive plants in
155.18public waters; and management of terrestrial
155.19invasive species on state-administered lands.
155.20$5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the
155.21second year are from the water management
155.22account in the natural resources fund for only
155.23the purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes,
155.24section 103G.27, subdivision 2.
155.25$103,000 the first year and $103,000
155.26 $124,000 the second year are for a grant to
155.27the Mississippi Headwaters Board for up to
155.2850 percent of the cost of implementing the
155.29comprehensive plan for the upper Mississippi
155.30within areas under the board's jurisdiction.
155.31 The base for this grant in fiscal year 2016
155.32and later is $103,000. By January 15, 2015,
155.33the board shall submit a report detailing the
155.34results achieved with the fiscal year 2014
155.35appropriation and the anticipated results
155.36that will be achieved with the fiscal year
156.12015 appropriation to the commissioner and
156.2the chairs and ranking minority members
156.3of the senate and house of representatives
156.4committees and divisions with jurisdiction
156.5over environment and natural resources
156.6policy and finance.
156.7$10,000 the first year and $10,000 the second
156.8year are for payment to the Leech Lake Band
156.9of Chippewa Indians to implement the band's
156.10portion of the comprehensive plan for the
156.11upper Mississippi.
156.12$264,000 the first year and $264,000 the
156.13second year are for grants for up to 50
156.14percent of the cost of implementation of
156.15the Red River mediation agreement. The
156.16commissioner shall submit a report to the
156.17chairs of the legislative committees having
156.18primary jurisdiction over environment and
156.19natural resources policy and finance on the
156.20accomplishments achieved with the grants
156.21by January 15, 2015.
156.22$1,643,000 the first year and $1,643,000
156.23the second year are from the heritage
156.24enhancement account in the game and
156.25fish fund for only the purposes specified
156.26in Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
156.27paragraph (e), clause (1).
156.28$1,223,000 the first year and $1,223,000 the
156.29second year are from the nongame wildlife
156.30management account in the natural resources
156.31fund for the purpose of nongame wildlife
156.32management. Notwithstanding Minnesota
156.33Statutes, section 290.431, $100,000 the first
156.34year and $100,000 the second year may
157.1be used for nongame wildlife information,
157.2education, and promotion.
157.3$1,600,000 the first year and $6,000,000 the
157.4second year are from the general fund for the
157.5following activities:
157.6(1) increased financial reimbursement
157.7and technical support to soil and water
157.8conservation districts or other local units
157.9of government for groundwater level
157.10monitoring;
157.11(2) additional surface water monitoring and
157.12analysis, including installation of monitoring
157.13gauges;
157.14(3) additional groundwater analysis to
157.15assist with water appropriation permitting
157.16decisions;
157.17(4) additional permit application review
157.18incorporating surface water and groundwater
157.19technical analysis;
157.20(5) enhancement of precipitation data and
157.21analysis to improve the use of irrigation;
157.22(6) enhanced information technology,
157.23including electronic permitting and
157.24integrated data systems; and
157.25(7) increased compliance and monitoring.
157.26Of this amount, $600,000 the first year is for
157.27silica sand rulemaking and is available until
157.28spent.
157.29The commissioner, in cooperation with the
157.30commissioner of agriculture, shall enforce
157.31compliance with aquatic plant management
157.32requirements regulating the control of
157.33aquatic plants with pesticides and removal of
158.1aquatic plants by mechanical means under
158.2Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.615.

158.3ARTICLE 13
158.4AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, AND NATURAL RESOURCES
158.5FISCAL IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS

158.6    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.643, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
158.7    Subd. 6. Animal premises data. (a) The following data collected and maintained
158.8by the Board of Animal Health related to registration and identification of premises and
158.9animals under chapter 35, are classified as private or nonpublic:
158.10(1) the names and addresses;
158.11(2) the location of the premises where animals are kept; and
158.12(3) the identification number of the premises or the animal.
158.13(b) Except as provided in section 347.58, subdivision 5, data collected and
158.14maintained by the Board of Animal Health under sections 347.57 to 347.64 are classified
158.15as private or nonpublic.
158.16(b) (c) The Board of Animal Health may disclose data collected under paragraph (a)
158.17 or (b) to any person, agency, or to the public if the board determines that the access will
158.18aid in the law enforcement process or the protection of public or animal health or safety.

158.19    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.125, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
158.20    Subd. 5. Forest trust lands. (a) The term "state forest trust fund lands" as used
158.21in this subdivision, means public land in trust under the Constitution set apart as "forest
158.22lands under the authority of the commissioner" of natural resources as defined by section
158.2389.001, subdivision 13 .
158.24(b) The commissioner of management and budget shall credit the revenue from the
158.25forest trust fund lands to the forest suspense account. The account must specify the trust
158.26funds interested in the lands and the respective receipts of the lands.
158.27(c) After a fiscal year, the commissioner of management and budget shall certify
158.28the costs incurred for forestry during that year under appropriations for the improvement,
158.29administration, and management of state forest trust fund lands and construction and
158.30improvement of forest roads to enhance the forest value of the lands. The certificate
158.31must specify the trust funds interested in the lands. After presentation to the Legislative
158.32Permanent School Fund Commission, the commissioner of natural resources shall
158.33supply the commissioner of management and budget with the information needed for the
158.34certificate. The certificate shall include an analysis that compares costs certified under this
158.35section with costs incurred on other public and private lands with similar land assets.
159.1(d) After a fiscal year, the commissioner shall distribute the receipts credited to the
159.2suspense account during that fiscal year as follows:
159.3(1) the amount of the certified costs incurred by the state for forest management,
159.4forest improvement, and road improvement during the fiscal year shall be transferred to
159.5the forest management investment account established under section 89.039;
159.6(2) the amount of costs incurred by the Legislative Permanent School Fund
159.7Commission under section 127A.30, and by the school trust lands director under section
159.8127A.353, shall be transferred to the general fund;
159.9(3) the balance of the certified costs incurred by the state during the fiscal year
159.10shall be transferred to the general fund; and
159.11(3) (4) the balance of the receipts shall then be returned prorated to the trust funds in
159.12proportion to their respective interests in the lands which produced the receipts.

159.13    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.14to read:
159.15    Subd. 1c. Apiary. "Apiary" means a place where a collection of one or more hives
159.16or colonies of bees or the nuclei of bees are kept.

159.17    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.18to read:
159.19    Subd. 2a. Bee. "Bee" means any stage of the common honeybee, Apis mellifera (L).

159.20    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.21to read:
159.22    Subd. 2b. Bee owner. "Bee owner" means a person who owns an apiary.

159.23    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.24to read:
159.25    Subd. 4c. Colony. "Colony" means the aggregate of worker bees, drones, the queen,
159.26and developing young bees living together as a family unit in a hive or other dwelling.

159.27    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.28to read:
159.29    Subd. 11a. Hive. "Hive" means a frame hive, box hive, box, barrel, log gum, skep,
159.30or any other receptacle or container, natural or artificial, or any part of one, which is
159.31used as domicile for bees.

160.1    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
160.2to read:
160.3    Subd. 20a. Pollinator. "Pollinator" means an insect that pollinates flowers.

160.4    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
160.5to read:
160.6    Subd. 4. Pollinator enforcement. The commissioner may take enforcement action
160.7under chapter 18D for a violation of this chapter, or any rule adopted under this chapter,
160.8that results in harm to pollinators, including but not limited to applying a pesticide in
160.9a manner inconsistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling and resulting in
160.10pollinator death or willfully applying pesticide in a manner inconsistent with the pesticide
160.11product's label or labeling. The commissioner must deposit any penalty collected under
160.12this subdivision in the pesticide regulatory account in section 18B.05.

160.13    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.04, is amended to read:
160.1418B.04 PESTICIDE IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT.
160.15(a) The commissioner shall:
160.16(1) determine the impact of pesticides on the environment, including the impacts on
160.17surface water and groundwater in this state;
160.18(2) develop best management practices involving pesticide distribution, storage,
160.19handling, use, and disposal; and
160.20(3) cooperate with and assist other state agencies and local governments to protect
160.21public health, pollinators, and the environment from harmful exposure to pesticides.
160.22(b) The commissioner may assemble a group of experts under section 16C.10,
160.23subdivision 2, to consult in the investigation of pollinator deaths or illnesses. The group
160.24of experts may include representatives from local, state, and federal agencies; academia,
160.25including the University of Minnesota; the state pollinator bank; or other professionals as
160.26deemed necessary by the commissioner. The amount necessary for the purposes of this
160.27paragraph, not to exceed $100,000 per fiscal year, is appropriated from the pesticide
160.28regulatory account in section 18B.05.

160.29    Sec. 11. [18B.055] COMPENSATION FOR BEES KILLED BY PESTICIDE;
160.30APPROPRIATION.
160.31    Subdivision 1. Compensation required. (a) The commissioner of agriculture must
160.32compensate a person for an acute pesticide poisoning resulting in the death of bees or loss
160.33of bee colonies owned by the person, provided:
161.1(1) the person who applied the pesticide cannot be determined;
161.2(2) the person who applied the pesticide did so in a manner consistent with the
161.3pesticide product's label or labeling; or
161.4(3) the person who applied the pesticide did so in a manner inconsistent with the
161.5pesticide product's label or labeling.
161.6(b) Except as provided in this section, the bee owner is entitled to the fair market
161.7value of the dead bees and bee colonies losses as determined by the commissioner upon
161.8recommendation by academic experts and bee keepers. In any fiscal year, a bee owner
161.9must not be compensated for a claim that is less than $100 or compensated more than
161.10$20,000 for all eligible claims.
161.11    Subd. 2. Applicator responsible. In the event a person applies a pesticide in a
161.12manner inconsistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling requirements as approved
161.13by the commissioner and is determined to have caused the acute pesticide poisoning of bees,
161.14resulting in death or loss of a bee colony kept for commercial purposes, then the person so
161.15identified must bear the responsibility of restitution for the value of the bees to the owner.
161.16In these cases the commissioner must not provide compensation as provided in this section.
161.17    Subd. 3. Claim form. The bee owner must file a claim on forms provided by the
161.18commissioner and available on the Department of Agriculture's Web site.
161.19    Subd. 4. Determination. The commissioner must determine whether the death of
161.20the bees or loss of bee colonies was caused by an acute pesticide poisoning, whether the
161.21pesticide applicator can be determined, and whether the pesticide applicator applied the
161.22pesticide product in a manner consistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling.
161.23    Subd. 5. Payments; denial of compensation. (a) If the commissioner determines
161.24the bee death or loss of bee colony was caused by an acute pesticide poisoning and
161.25either the pesticide applicator cannot be determined or the pesticide applicator applied
161.26the pesticide product in a manner consistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling,
161.27the commissioner may award compensation from the pesticide regulatory account. If the
161.28pesticide applicator can be determined and the applicator applied the pesticide product
161.29in a manner inconsistent with the product's label or labeling, the commissioner may
161.30collect a penalty from the pesticide applicator sufficient to compensate the bee owner
161.31for the fair market value of the dead bees and bee colonies losses, and must award the
161.32money to the bee owner.
161.33(b) If the commissioner denies compensation claimed by a bee owner under this
161.34section, the commissioner must issue a written decision based upon the available evidence.
161.35The decision must include specification of the facts upon which the decision is based and
162.1the conclusions on the material issues of the claim. The commissioner must mail a copy
162.2of the decision to the bee owner.
162.3(c) A decision to deny compensation claimed under this section is not subject to the
162.4contested case review procedures of chapter 14, but may be reviewed upon a trial de
162.5novo in a court in the county where the loss occurred. The decision of the court may be
162.6appealed as in other civil cases. Review in court may be obtained by filing a petition for
162.7review with the administrator of the court within 60 days following receipt of a decision
162.8under this section. Upon the filing of a petition, the administrator must mail a copy to the
162.9commissioner and set a time for hearing within 90 days of the filing.
162.10    Subd. 6. Deduction from payment. The commissioner must reduce payments
162.11made under this section by any compensation received by the bee owner for dead bees and
162.12bee colonies losses as proceeds from an insurance policy or from another source.
162.13    Subd. 7. Appropriation. The amount necessary to pay claims under this section,
162.14not to exceed $150,000 per fiscal year, is appropriated from the pesticide regulatory
162.15account in section 18B.05.
162.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to bee kills
162.17and bee colony losses attributable to acute pesticide poisoning that occur on or after
162.18that date.

162.19    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 84.788, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
162.20    Subd. 2. Exemptions. Registration is not required for off-highway motorcycles:
162.21(1) owned and used by the United States, an Indian tribal government, the state,
162.22another state, or a political subdivision;
162.23(2) registered in another state or country that have not been within this state for
162.24more than 30 consecutive days; or
162.25(3) registered under chapter 168, when operated on forest roads to gain access to a
162.26state forest campground;
162.27(4) used exclusively in organized track racing events;
162.28(5) operated on state or grant-in-aid trails by a nonresident possessing a nonresident
162.29off-highway motorcycle state trail pass; or
162.30(6) operated by a person participating in an event for which the commissioner has
162.31issued a special use permit.

162.32    Sec. 13. [84.7945] NONRESIDENT OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLE STATE
162.33TRAIL PASS.
163.1    Subdivision 1. Pass required; fee. (a) A tribal member exempt from registration
163.2under section 84.788, subdivision 2, clause (2), or a nonresident, may not operate an
163.3off-highway motorcycle on a state or grant-in-aid off-highway motorcycle trail unless the
163.4operator carries a valid nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail pass in immediate
163.5possession. The pass must be available for inspection by a peace officer, a conservation
163.6officer, or an employee designated under section 84.0835.
163.7(b) The commissioner of natural resources shall issue a pass upon application and
163.8payment of a $20 fee. The pass is valid from January 1 through December 31. Fees
163.9collected under this section, except for the issuing fee for licensing agents, shall be
163.10deposited in the state treasury and credited to the off-highway motorcycle account in
163.11the natural resources fund and, except for the electronic licensing system commission
163.12established by the commissioner under section 84.027, subdivision 15, must be used for
163.13grants-in-aid to counties and municipalities for off-highway motorcycle organizations to
163.14construct and maintain off-highway motorcycle trails and use areas.
163.15    (c) A nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail pass is not required for:
163.16    (1) an off-highway motorcycle that is owned and used by the United States, another
163.17state, or a political subdivision thereof that is exempt from registration under section
163.1884.788, subdivision 2;
163.19    (2) a person operating an off-highway motorcycle only on the portion of a trail that
163.20is owned by the person or the person's spouse, child, or parent; or
163.21(3) a nonresident operating an off-highway motorcycle that is registered according
163.22to section 84.788.
163.23    Subd. 2. License agents. The commissioner may appoint agents to issue and sell
163.24nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail passes. The commissioner may revoke the
163.25appointment of an agent at any time. The commissioner may adopt additional rules as
163.26provided in section 97A.485, subdivision 11. An agent shall observe all rules adopted
163.27by the commissioner for accounting and handling of passes pursuant to section 97A.485,
163.28subdivision 11
. An agent shall promptly deposit and remit all money received from the
163.29sale of the passes, exclusive of the issuing fee, to the commissioner.
163.30    Subd. 3. Issuance of passes. The commissioner and agents shall issue and sell
163.31nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail passes. The commissioner shall also make
163.32the passes available through the electronic licensing system established under section
163.3384.027, subdivision 15.
163.34    Subd. 4. Agent's fee. In addition to the fee for a pass, an issuing fee of $1 per pass
163.35shall be charged. The issuing fee may be retained by the seller of the pass. Issuing fees
163.36for passes issued by the commissioner shall be deposited in the off-highway motorcycle
164.1account in the natural resources fund and retained for the operation of the electronic
164.2licensing system.
164.3    Subd. 5. Duplicate passes. The commissioner and agents shall issue a duplicate
164.4pass to persons whose pass is lost or destroyed using the process established under section
164.597A.405, subdivision 3, and rules adopted thereunder. The fee for a duplicate nonresident
164.6off-highway motorcycle state trail pass is $2, with an issuing fee of 50 cents.

164.7    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85.053, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
164.8    Subd. 2. Requirement. Except as provided in section 85.054, a motor vehicle
164.9may not enter a state park, state recreation area, or state wayside over 50 acres in area,
164.10without a state park permit issued under this section or a state parks and trails plate issued
164.11under section 168.1295. Except for vehicles permitted under subdivisions 7, paragraph
164.12(a), clause (2), and 8, the state park permit must be affixed to the lower right corner
164.13windshield of the motor vehicle and must be completely affixed by its own adhesive to
164.14the windshield, or the commissioner may, by written order, provide an alternative means
164.15to display and validate state park permits.

164.16    Sec. 15. [85.056] STATE PARKS AND TRAILS DONATION ACCOUNT.
164.17    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The state parks and trails donation account is
164.18established as a separate account in the natural resources fund. The account shall be
164.19administered by the commissioner of natural resources as provided in this section.
164.20    Subd. 2. Funding sources. The state parks and trails donation account shall consist
164.21of contributions made under section 168.1295 and other contributions. The contributions
164.22may be made in cash, property, land, or interests in land.
164.23    Subd. 3. Uses. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of natural
164.24resources to operate and maintain the state parks and trails system.

164.25    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85.34, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
164.26    Subd. 7. Disposition of proceeds. (a) All revenue derived from the lease of the Fort
164.27Snelling upper bluff, with the exception of payment for costs of the water line as described
164.28in subdivision 6, shall be deposited in the natural resources fund and credited to a state
164.29park account. Interest earned on the money in the account accrues to the account.
164.30(b) Revenue and expenses from the upper bluff shall be tracked separately within
164.31the account. Money in the account derived from the leasing or operation of the property
164.32described in subdivision 1 may be is appropriated annually to the commissioner for
164.33the payment of expenses attributable to the leasing, development, and operation of the
165.1property described in subdivision 1, including, but not limited to, the maintenance, repair,
165.2and rehabilitation of historic buildings and landscapes.

165.3    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85A.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
165.4    Subd. 2. Zoological Garden. The board shall acquire, construct, equip, operate
165.5and maintain the Minnesota Zoological Garden at a site in Dakota County legally
165.6described in Laws 1975, chapter 382, section 12. The Zoological Garden shall consist
165.7of adequate facilities and structures for the collection, habitation, preservation, care,
165.8exhibition, examination or study of wild and domestic animals, including, but not limited
165.9to mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans and mollusks. The board
165.10may provide such lands, buildings and equipment as it deems necessary for parking,
165.11transportation, entertainment, education or instruction of the public in connection with
165.12such Zoological Garden. The Zoological Garden is an official pollinator bank for the state
165.13of Minnesota. For purposes of this subdivision, "pollinator bank" means a program to
165.14avert the extinction of pollinator species by cultivating insurance breeding populations.

165.15    Sec. 18. [87A.10] TRAP SHOOTING SPORTS FACILITY GRANTS.
165.16The commissioner of natural resources shall administer a program to provide
165.17cost-share grants to local recreational shooting clubs for up to 50 percent of the costs
165.18of developing or rehabilitating trap shooting sports facilities for public use. A facility
165.19rehabilitated or developed with a grant under this section must be open to the general
165.20public at reasonable times and for a reasonable fee on a walk-in basis. The commissioner
165.21shall give preference to projects that will provide the most opportunities for youth.

165.22    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.251, is amended to read:
165.23103G.251 INVESTIGATION OF ACTIVITIES WITHOUT PERMIT
165.24 AFFECTING WATERS OF THE STATE.
165.25    Subdivision 1. Investigations. If the commissioner determines that an investigation
165.26is in the public interest, the commissioner may investigate and monitor activities being
165.27conducted with or without a permit that may affect waters of the state.
165.28    Subd. 2. Findings and order. (a) With or without a public hearing, the
165.29commissioner may make findings and issue orders related to activities being conducted
165.30without a permit that affect waters of the state as otherwise authorized under this chapter.
165.31(b) A copy of the findings and order must be served on the person to whom the
165.32order is issued.
166.1(c) If the commissioner issues the findings and order without a hearing, the person to
166.2whom the order is issued may file a demand for a hearing with the commissioner. The
166.3demand for a hearing must be accompanied by the bond as provided in section 103G.311,
166.4subdivision 6
, and the hearing must be held in the same manner and with the same
166.5requirements as a hearing held under section 103G.311, subdivision 5. The demand for
166.6a hearing and bond must be filed by 30 days after the person is served with a copy of
166.7the commissioner's order.
166.8(d) The hearing must be conducted as a contested case hearing under chapter 14.
166.9(e) If the person to whom the order is addressed does not demand a hearing or
166.10demands a hearing but fails to file the required bond:
166.11(1) the commissioner's order becomes final at the end of 30 days after the person is
166.12served with the order; and
166.13(2) the person may not appeal the order.
166.14(f) An order of the commissioner may be recorded or filed by the commissioner in
166.15the office of the county recorder or registrar of titles, as appropriate, in the county where
166.16the real property is located as a deed restriction on the property that runs with the land
166.17and is binding on the owners, successors, and assigns until the conditions of the order
166.18are met or the order is rescinded.

166.19    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.271, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
166.20    Subd. 5. Prohibition on once-through water use permits. (a) Except as provided
166.21in paragraph (c), the commissioner may not, after December 31, 1990, issue a water
166.22use permit to increase the volume of appropriation from a groundwater source for a
166.23once-through cooling system using in excess of 5,000,000 gallons annually.
166.24(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), once-through system water use permits
166.25using in excess of 5,000,000 gallons annually, must be terminated by the commissioner
166.26by the end of their design life but not later than December 31, 2010, unless the discharge
166.27is into a public water basin within a nature preserve approved by the commissioner and
166.28established prior to January 1, 2001. Existing once-through systems must not be expanded
166.29and are required to convert to water efficient alternatives within the design life of existing
166.30equipment.
166.31(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), the commissioner, with the approval of
166.32the commissioners of health and the Pollution Control Agency, may issue once-through
166.33system water use permits on an annual basis for aquifer storage and recovery systems that
166.34return all once-through system water to the source aquifer. Water use permit processing
167.1fees in subdivision 6, paragraph (a), apply to all water withdrawals under this paragraph,
167.2including any reuse of water returned to the source aquifer.
167.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

167.4    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.271, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
167.5    Subd. 6. Water use permit processing fee. (a) Except as described in paragraphs
167.6(b) to (f) (g), a water use permit processing fee must be prescribed by the commissioner in
167.7accordance with the schedule of fees in this subdivision for each water use permit in force
167.8at any time during the year. Fees collected under this paragraph are credited to the water
167.9management account in the natural resources fund. The schedule is as follows, with the
167.10stated fee in each clause applied to the total amount appropriated:
167.11    (1) $140 for amounts not exceeding 50,000,000 gallons per year;
167.12    (2) $3.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 50,000,000 gallons but less
167.13than 100,000,000 gallons per year;
167.14    (3) $4 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 100,000,000 gallons but less
167.15than 150,000,000 gallons per year;
167.16    (4) $4.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 150,000,000 gallons but
167.17less than 200,000,000 gallons per year;
167.18    (5) $5 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 200,000,000 gallons but less
167.19than 250,000,000 gallons per year;
167.20    (6) $5.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 250,000,000 gallons but
167.21less than 300,000,000 gallons per year;
167.22    (7) $6 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 300,000,000 gallons but less
167.23than 350,000,000 gallons per year;
167.24    (8) $6.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 350,000,000 gallons but
167.25less than 400,000,000 gallons per year;
167.26    (9) $7 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 400,000,000 gallons but less
167.27than 450,000,000 gallons per year;
167.28    (10) $7.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 450,000,000 gallons but
167.29less than 500,000,000 gallons per year; and
167.30    (11) $8 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 500,000,000 gallons per year.
167.31    (b) For once-through cooling systems, a water use processing fee must be prescribed
167.32by the commissioner in accordance with the following schedule of fees for each water use
167.33permit in force at any time during the year:
167.34    (1) for nonprofit corporations and school districts, $200 per 1,000,000 gallons; and
167.35    (2) for all other users, $420 per 1,000,000 gallons.
168.1    (c) The fee is payable based on the amount of water appropriated during the year
168.2and, except as provided in paragraph (f), the minimum fee is $100.
168.3    (d) For water use processing fees other than once-through cooling systems:
168.4    (1) the fee for a city of the first class may not exceed $250,000 per year;
168.5    (2) the fee for other entities for any permitted use may not exceed:
168.6    (i) $60,000 per year for an entity holding three or fewer permits;
168.7    (ii) $90,000 per year for an entity holding four or five permits; or
168.8    (iii) $300,000 per year for an entity holding more than five permits;
168.9    (3) the fee for agricultural irrigation may not exceed $750 per year;
168.10    (4) the fee for a municipality that furnishes electric service and cogenerates steam
168.11for home heating may not exceed $10,000 for its permit for water use related to the
168.12cogeneration of electricity and steam; and
168.13    (5) no fee is required for a project involving the appropriation of surface water to
168.14prevent flood damage or to remove flood waters during a period of flooding, as determined
168.15by the commissioner.
168.16    (e) Failure to pay the fee is sufficient cause for revoking a permit. A penalty of two
168.17 ten percent per month calculated from the original due date must be imposed on the unpaid
168.18balance of fees remaining 30 days after the sending of a second notice of fees due. A fee
168.19may not be imposed on an agency, as defined in section 16B.01, subdivision 2, or federal
168.20governmental agency holding a water appropriation permit.
168.21    (f) The minimum water use processing fee for a permit issued for irrigation of
168.22agricultural land is $20 for years in which:
168.23    (1) there is no appropriation of water under the permit; or
168.24    (2) the permit is suspended for more than seven consecutive days between May 1
168.25and October 1.
168.26(g) The commissioner shall waive the water use permit fee for installations and
168.27projects that use storm water runoff or where public entities are diverting water to treat
168.28a water quality issue and returning the water to its source without using the water for
168.29any other purpose, unless the commissioner determines that the proposed use adversely
168.30affects surface water or groundwater.
168.31    (g) (h) A surcharge of $30 per million gallons in addition to the fee prescribed in
168.32paragraph (a) shall be applied to the volume of water used in each of the months of June,
168.33July, and August that exceeds the volume of water used in January for municipal water
168.34use, irrigation of golf courses, and landscape irrigation. The surcharge for municipalities
168.35with more than one permit shall be determined based on the total appropriations from all
168.36permits that supply a common distribution system.

169.1    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.281, is amended by adding a
169.2subdivision to read:
169.3    Subd. 4. Penalty for noncompliant reporting. The commissioner may assess
169.4penalties for noncompliant reporting of water use information as provided in this section.
169.5The penalty is ten percent of the annual water use permit processing fee.

169.6    Sec. 23. [103G.299] ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES.
169.7    Subdivision 1. Authority to issue penalty orders. (a) As provided in paragraph
169.8(b), the commissioner may issue an order requiring violations to be corrected and
169.9administratively assessing monetary penalties for violations of sections 103G.271 and
169.10103G.275, and any rules adopted under those sections.
169.11(b) An order under this section may be issued to a person for water appropriation
169.12activities without a required permit.
169.13(c) The order must be issued as provided in this section and in accordance with
169.14the plan prepared under subdivision 12.
169.15    Subd. 2. Amount of penalty; considerations. (a) The commissioner may issue
169.16orders assessing administrative penalties based on potential for harm and deviation from
169.17compliance. For a violation that presents: (1) a minor potential for harm and deviation
169.18from compliance, the penalty will be no more than $1,000; (2) a moderate potential for
169.19harm and deviation from compliance, the penalty will be no more than $10,000; and (3)
169.20a severe potential for harm and deviation from compliance, the penalty will be no more
169.21than $20,000.
169.22(b) In determining the amount of a penalty the commissioner may consider:
169.23(1) the gravity of the violation, including potential for, or real, damage to the public
169.24interest or natural resources of the state;
169.25(2) the history of past violations;
169.26(3) the number of violations;
169.27(4) the economic benefit gained by the person by allowing or committing the
169.28violation based on data from local or state bureaus or educational institutions; and
169.29(5) other factors as justice may require, if the commissioner specifically identifies
169.30the additional factors in the commissioner's order.
169.31(c) For a violation after an initial violation, including a continuation of the initial
169.32violation, the commissioner must, in determining the amount of a penalty, consider the
169.33factors in paragraph (b) and the:
169.34(1) similarity of the most recent previous violation and the violation to be penalized;
169.35(2) time elapsed since the last violation;
170.1(3) number of previous violations; and
170.2(4) response of the person to the most recent previous violation identified.
170.3    Subd. 3. Contents of order. An order assessing an administrative penalty under
170.4this section must include:
170.5(1) a concise statement of the facts alleged to constitute a violation;
170.6(2) a reference to the section of the statute, rule, order, or term or condition of
170.7a permit that has been violated;
170.8(3) a statement of the amount of the administrative penalty to be imposed and the
170.9factors upon which the penalty is based; and
170.10(4) a statement of the person's right to review of the order.
170.11    Subd. 4. Corrective order. (a) The commissioner may issue an order assessing a
170.12penalty and requiring the violations cited in the order to be corrected within a time period
170.13specified by the commissioner.
170.14(b) The person to whom the order was issued must provide information to the
170.15commissioner before the 31st day after the order was received demonstrating that the
170.16violation has been corrected or that appropriate steps toward correcting the violation
170.17have been taken.
170.18(c) The commissioner must determine whether the violation has been corrected and
170.19notify the person subject to the order of the commissioner's determination.
170.20    Subd. 5. Penalty. (a) Unless the person requests review of the order under
170.21subdivision 6 or 7 before the penalty is due, the penalty in the order is due and payable:
170.22(1) on the 31st day after the order was received, if the person subject to the order
170.23fails to provide information to the commissioner showing that the violation has been
170.24corrected or that appropriate steps have been taken toward correcting the violation; or
170.25(2) on the 20th day after the person receives the commissioner's determination under
170.26subdivision 4, paragraph (c), if the person subject to the order has provided information
170.27to the commissioner that the commissioner determines is not sufficient to show that the
170.28violation has been corrected or that appropriate steps have been taken toward correcting
170.29the violation.
170.30(b) The penalty is due by 31 days after the order was received, unless review of the
170.31order under subdivision 6 or 7 has been sought.
170.32(c) Interest at the rate established in section 549.09 begins to accrue on penalties
170.33under this subdivision on the 31st day after the order with the penalty was received.
170.34    Subd. 6. Expedited administrative hearing. (a) Within 30 days after receiving
170.35an order or within 20 days after receiving notice that the commissioner has determined
170.36that a violation has not been corrected or appropriate steps have not been taken, the
171.1person subject to an order under this section may request an expedited hearing, using
171.2the procedures under Minnesota Rules, parts 1400.8510 to 1400.8612, to review the
171.3commissioner's determination. The hearing request must specifically state the reasons
171.4for seeking review of the order. The person to whom the order is directed and the
171.5commissioner are the parties to the expedited hearing. The commissioner must notify the
171.6person to whom the order is directed of the time and place of the hearing at least 20 days
171.7before the hearing. The expedited hearing must be held within 30 days after a request for
171.8hearing has been filed with the commissioner unless the parties agree to a later date.
171.9(b) All written arguments must be submitted within ten days following the close of
171.10the hearing. The hearing must be conducted under Minnesota Rules, parts 1400.8510 to
171.111400.8612, as modified by this subdivision.
171.12(c) The administrative law judge must issue a report making recommendations about
171.13the commissioner's action to the commissioner within 30 days following the close of the
171.14record. The administrative law judge may not recommend a change in the amount of the
171.15proposed penalty unless the administrative law judge determines that, based on the factors
171.16in subdivision 2, the amount of the penalty is unreasonable.
171.17(d) If the administrative law judge makes a finding that the hearing was requested
171.18solely for purposes of delay or that the hearing request was frivolous, the commissioner
171.19may add to the amount of the penalty the costs charged to the department by the Office of
171.20Administrative Hearings for the hearing.
171.21(e) If a hearing has been held, the commissioner may not issue a final order until at
171.22least five days after receipt of the report of the administrative law judge. The person to
171.23whom an order is issued may, within those five days, comment to the commissioner on the
171.24recommendations, and the commissioner must consider the comments. The final order
171.25may be appealed in the manner provided in sections 14.63 to 14.69.
171.26(f) If a hearing has been held and a final order issued by the commissioner, the
171.27penalty must be paid by 30 days after the date the final order is received unless review of
171.28the final order is requested under sections 14.63 to 14.69. If review is not requested or the
171.29order is reviewed and upheld, the amount due is the penalty, together with interest accruing
171.30from 31 days after the original order was received at the rate established in section 549.09.
171.31    Subd. 7. Mediation. In addition to review under subdivision 6, the commissioner
171.32may enter into mediation concerning an order issued under this section if the commissioner
171.33and the person to whom the order is issued both agree to mediation.
171.34    Subd. 8. Penalties due and payable. The commissioner may enforce penalties that
171.35are due and payable under this section in any manner provided by law for the collection
171.36of debts.
172.1    Subd. 9. Revocation and suspension of permit. If a person fails to pay a penalty
172.2owed under this section, the commissioner has grounds to revoke a permit or to refuse
172.3to amend a permit or issue a new permit.
172.4    Subd. 10. Cumulative remedy. The authority of the commissioner to issue a
172.5corrective order assessing penalties is in addition to other remedies available under statutory
172.6or common law, except that the state may not seek civil penalties under any other provision
172.7of law for the violations covered by the administrative penalty order. The payment of a
172.8penalty does not preclude the use of other enforcement provisions, under which penalties
172.9are not assessed, in connection with the violation for which the penalty was assessed.
172.10    Subd. 11. Deposit of fees. Fees collected under this section must be credited to the
172.11water management account in the natural resources fund.
172.12    Subd. 12. Plan for use of administrative penalties. The commissioner must
172.13prepare a plan for using the administrative penalty authority in this section. The plan must
172.14include explanations for how the commissioner will determine whether violations are
172.15minor, moderate, or severe. The commissioner must provide a 30-day period for public
172.16comment on the plan. The plan must be finalized within six months after the effective
172.17date of this section.
172.18EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivisions 1 to 11 of this section are effective January 1,
172.192015. Subdivision 12 of this section is effective July 1, 2014.

172.20    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.151, as amended by Laws 2014,
172.21chapter 225, section 4, is amended to read:
172.22115A.151 RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS; PUBLIC ENTITIES;
172.23COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; SPORTS FACILITIES.
172.24(a) A public entity, the owner of a sports facility, and an owner of a commercial
172.25building shall:
172.26(1) ensure that facilities under its control, from which mixed municipal solid waste
172.27is collected, also collect at least three recyclable materials, such as, but not limited to,
172.28paper, glass, plastic, and metal; and
172.29(2) transfer all recyclable materials collected to a recycler.
172.30(b) For the purposes of this section:
172.31(1) "public entity" means the state, an office, agency, or institution of the state,
172.32the Metropolitan Council, a metropolitan agency, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control
172.33Commission, the legislature, the courts, a county, a statutory or home rule charter city, a
173.1town, a school district, a special taxing district, or any entity that receives an appropriation
173.2from the state for a capital improvement project after August 1, 2002;
173.3(2) "metropolitan agency" and "Metropolitan Council," have the meanings given
173.4them in section 473.121;
173.5(3) "Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission" means the commission created
173.6in section 473.702; and
173.7(4) "commercial building" means a building that:
173.8(i) is located in a metropolitan county, as defined in section 473.121;
173.9(ii) contains a business classified in sectors 42 to 81 under the North American
173.10Industrial Classification System; and
173.11(iii) contracts for four cubic yards or more per week of solid waste collection.; and
173.12(5) "sports facility" means a professional or collegiate sports facility at which
173.13competitions take place before a public audience.
173.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

173.15    Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.55, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
173.16    Subd. 4. Statewide source reduction goal. (a) It is a goal of the state that there
173.17be a minimum ten percent per capita reduction in the amount of mixed and counties to
173.18reduce the generation of municipal solid waste generated in the state by December 31,
173.192000, based on a reasonable estimate of the amount of mixed municipal solid waste that
173.20was generated in calendar year 1993.
173.21(b) As part of the 1997 report required under section 115A.411, the commissioner
173.22shall submit to the senate and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction
173.23over environment and natural resources and environment and natural resources finance
173.24a proposed strategy for meeting the goal in paragraph (a). The strategy must include a
173.25discussion of the different reduction potentials to be found in various sectors and may
173.26include recommended interim goals. The commissioner shall report progress on meeting
173.27the goal in paragraph (a), as well as recommendations and revisions to the proposed
173.28strategy, as part of the 1999 report required under section 115A.411.
173.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

173.30    Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.551, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
173.31    Subdivision 1. Definition. (a) For the purposes of this section, "recycling" means,
173.32in addition to the meaning given in section 115A.03, subdivision 25b, yard waste and
173.33source-separated compostable materials composting, and recycling that occurs through
174.1mechanical or hand separation of materials that are then delivered for reuse in their
174.2original form or for use in manufacturing processes that do not cause the destruction of
174.3recyclable materials in a manner that precludes further use.
174.4(b) For the purposes of this section, "total solid waste generation" means the total
174.5by weight of:
174.6(1) materials separated for recycling;
174.7(2) materials separated for yard waste and source-separated compostable materials
174.8composting;
174.9(3) mixed municipal solid waste plus yard waste, motor and vehicle fluids and
174.10filters, tires, lead acid batteries, and major appliances; and
174.11(4) residential waste materials that would be mixed municipal solid waste but for
174.12the fact that they are not collected as such.
174.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

174.14    Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.551, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
174.15    Subd. 2a. Supplementary County recycling goals. (a) By December 31, 1996
174.16 2030, each county will have as a goal to recycle the following amounts:
174.17(1) for a county outside of the metropolitan area, 35 percent by weight of total
174.18solid waste generation; and
174.19(2) for a metropolitan county, 50 75 percent by weight of total solid waste generation.
174.20(b) Each county will develop and implement or require political subdivisions within
174.21the county to develop and implement programs, practices, or methods designed to meet its
174.22recycling goal. Nothing in this section or in any other law may be construed to prohibit a
174.23county from establishing a higher recycling goal.
174.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

174.25    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.557, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
174.26    Subd. 2. Purposes for which money may be spent. (a) A county receiving money
174.27distributed by the commissioner under this section may use the money only for the
174.28development and implementation of programs to:
174.29(1) reduce the amount of solid waste generated;
174.30(2) recycle the maximum amount of solid waste technically feasible;
174.31(3) create and support markets for recycled products;
174.32(4) remove problem materials from the solid waste stream and develop proper
174.33disposal options for them;
175.1(5) inform and educate all sectors of the public about proper solid waste management
175.2procedures;
175.3(6) provide technical assistance to public and private entities to ensure proper solid
175.4waste management;
175.5(7) provide educational, technical, and financial assistance for litter prevention; and
175.6(8) process mixed municipal solid waste generated in the county at a resource
175.7recovery facility located in Minnesota; and
175.8(9) compost source-separated compostable materials, including the provision of
175.9receptacles for residential composting.
175.10(b) Beginning in fiscal year 2015 and continuing thereafter, of any money distributed
175.11by the commissioner under this section to a metropolitan county, as defined in section
175.12473.121, subdivision 4, that exceeds the amount the county was eligible to receive under
175.13this section in fiscal year 2014: (1) at least 50 percent must be expended on activities
175.14in paragraph (a), clause (9); and (2) the remainder must be expended on activities in
175.15paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (7) and (9) that advance the county toward achieving its
175.16recycling goal under section 115A.551.
175.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

175.18    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.557, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
175.19    Subd. 3. Eligibility to receive money. (a) To be eligible to receive money distributed
175.20by the commissioner under this section, a county shall within one year of October 4, 1989:
175.21(1) create a separate account in its general fund to credit the money; and
175.22(2) set up accounting procedures to ensure that money in the separate account is
175.23spent only for the purposes in subdivision 2.
175.24(b) In each following year, each county shall also:
175.25(1) have in place an approved solid waste management plan or master plan including
175.26a recycling implementation strategy under section 115A.551, subdivision 7, and a
175.27household hazardous waste management plan under section 115A.96, subdivision 6,
175.28by the dates specified in those provisions;
175.29(2) submit a report by April 1 of each year to the commissioner, which may be
175.30submitted electronically and must be posted on the agency's Web site, detailing for the
175.31previous calendar year:
175.32(i) how the money was spent including, but not limited to, specific recycling and
175.33composting activities undertaken to increase the county's proportion of solid waste
175.34recycled in order to achieve its recycling goal established in section 115A.551; specific
175.35information on the number of employees performing SCORE planning, oversight, and
176.1administration; the percentage of those employees' total work time allocated to SCORE
176.2planning, oversight, and administration; the specific duties and responsibilities of those
176.3employees; and the amount of staff salary for these SCORE duties and responsibilities of
176.4the employees; and
176.5(ii) the resulting gains achieved in solid waste management practices; and
176.6(3) provide evidence to the commissioner that local revenue equal to 25 percent of
176.7the money sought for distribution under this section will be spent for the purposes in
176.8subdivision 2.
176.9(c) The commissioner shall withhold all or part of the funds to be distributed
176.10to a county under this section if the county fails to comply with this subdivision and
176.11subdivision 2.
176.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

176.13    Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 116V.03, is amended to read:
176.14116V.03 APPROPRIATION.
176.15$1,000,000 in fiscal year 2014 and each year thereafter is appropriated from the
176.16general fund to the commissioner of revenue for transfer to the agricultural project
176.17utilization account in the special revenue fund for the Agricultural Utilization Research
176.18Institute established under section 116V.01.

176.19    Sec. 31. [168.1295] STATE PARKS AND TRAILS PLATES.
176.20    Subdivision 1. General requirements and procedures. (a) The commissioner shall
176.21issue state parks and trails plates to an applicant who:
176.22(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, recreational vehicle, one ton
176.23pickup truck, or motorcycle;
176.24(2) pays a fee of $10 to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;
176.25(3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;
176.26(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;
176.27(5) contributes a minimum of $50 annually to the state parks and trails donation
176.28account established in section 85.056; and
176.29(6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
176.30and licensing of drivers.
176.31(b) The state parks and trails plate application must indicate that the contribution
176.32specified under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to receive the plate
176.33and that the applicant may make an additional contribution to the account.
177.1(c) State parks and trails plates may be personalized according to section 168.12,
177.2subdivision 2a.
177.3    Subd. 2. Design. After consultation with interested groups, the commissioners of
177.4natural resources and public safety shall jointly select a suitable symbol for use by the
177.5commissioner of public safety to design the state parks and trails plates.
177.6    Subd. 3. No refund. Contributions under this section must not be refunded.
177.7    Subd. 4. Plate transfers. Notwithstanding section 168.12, subdivision 1, on
177.8payment of a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this section may be transferred to
177.9another passenger automobile registered to the person to whom the plates were issued.
177.10    Subd. 5. Contribution and fees credited. Contributions under subdivision 1,
177.11paragraph (a), clause (5), must be paid to the commissioner and credited to the state
177.12parks and trails donation account established in section 85.056. The other fees collected
177.13under this section must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account of the
177.14special revenue fund under section 299A.705.
177.15    Subd. 6. Record. The commissioner shall maintain a record of the number of
177.16plates issued under this section.
177.17    Subd. 7. Exemption. Special plates issued under this section are not subject to
177.18section 168.1293, subdivision 2.
177.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment and
177.20applies to applications submitted on or after January 1, 2016, or the date the new driver and
177.21vehicle services information technology system is implemented, whichever comes later.

177.22    Sec. 32. [347.57] DEFINITIONS.
177.23    Subdivision 1. Terms. The definitions in this section apply to sections 347.57
177.24to 347.64.
177.25    Subd. 2. Animal. "Animal" means a dog or a cat.
177.26    Subd. 3. Board. "Board" means the Board of Animal Health.
177.27    Subd. 4. Cat. "Cat" means a mammal that is wholly or in part of the species Felis
177.28domesticus. An adult cat is a cat 28 weeks of age or older. A kitten is a cat under 28
177.29weeks of age.
177.30    Subd. 5. Commercial breeder. "Commercial breeder" means a person who
177.31possesses or has an ownership interest in animals and is engaged in the business of
177.32breeding animals for sale or for exchange in return for consideration, and who possesses
177.33ten or more adult intact animals and whose animals produce more than five total litters of
177.34puppies or kittens per year.
178.1    Subd. 6. Confinement area. "Confinement area" means a structure used or
178.2designed for use to restrict an animal to a limited amount of space, such as a room, pen,
178.3cage, kennel, compartment, crate, or hutch.
178.4    Subd. 7. Dog. "Dog" means a mammal that is wholly or in part of the species Canis
178.5familiaris. An adult dog is a dog 28 weeks of age or older. A puppy is a dog under 28
178.6weeks of age.
178.7    Subd. 8. Facility. "Facility" means the place used by a commercial breeder for
178.8breeding animals, and includes all buildings, property, confinement areas, and vehicles.
178.9    Subd. 9. Local animal control authority. "Local animal control authority" means
178.10an agency of the state, county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the state that
178.11is responsible for animal control operations in its jurisdiction.
178.12    Subd. 10. Person. "Person" means a natural person, firm, partnership, corporation,
178.13or association, however organized.
178.14    Subd. 11. Possess. "Possess" means to have custody of or have control over.
178.15    Subd. 12. Veterinarian. "Veterinarian" means a veterinarian in good standing and
178.16licensed in the state of Minnesota.

178.17    Sec. 33. [347.58] LICENSING AND INSPECTIONS.
178.18    Subdivision 1. Licensing. (a) The board may grant an operating license to a
178.19commercial breeder and must enforce sections 347.58 to 347.64.
178.20    (b) Beginning July 1, 2015, a commercial breeder must obtain an annual license
178.21for each facility it owns or operates. More than one building on the same premises is
178.22considered one facility. The initial prelicense inspection fee and the annual license fee is
178.23$10 per adult intact animal, but each fee must not exceed $250.
178.24    (c) The board must perform an announced initial prelicense inspection within 60
178.25days from the date of receiving a license application. A commercial breeder is not in
178.26violation of this section if the commercial breeder has filed a completed license application
178.27with the board and the board has not performed the initial prelicense inspection. The
178.28board must inspect a commercial breeder's facility before an initial license is issued. The
178.29initial prelicense inspection fee must be included with the license application. Upon
178.30completion of the inspection, the inspector must provide the commercial breeder an
178.31inspection certificate signed by the inspector in a format approved by the board.
178.32    (d) The license application must indicate if a commercial breeder operates under
178.33more than one name from a single location or has an ownership interest in any other
178.34facility. License holders must keep separate records for each business name.
178.35    (e) The application must include a statement that includes the following information:
179.1    (1) whether any license held by an applicant under this section or under any other
179.2federal, state, county, or local law, ordinance, or other regulation relating to breeding cats
179.3or dogs was ever suspended, revoked, or denied; and
179.4    (2) whether the applicant was ever convicted of animal cruelty.
179.5    (f) An application from a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company must
179.6include the name and address of all partners, directors, officers, or members and must
179.7include a notation of any partners, directors, officers, members, or others authorized to
179.8represent the partnership, corporation, or limited liability company.
179.9    (g) A nonresident applicant must consent to adjudication of any violation under the
179.10laws of the state of Minnesota and in Minnesota courts.
179.11    (h) A license issued under this section is not transferable.
179.12    (i) A license holder must apply for license renewal annually by submitting a renewal
179.13application on a form approved by the board. The license renewal application must be
179.14postmarked or submitted electronically in a method approved by the board by July 1
179.15of each year. The board may assess a late renewal penalty of up to 50 percent of the
179.16license fee. If a license is not renewed by August 1, the board may require the commercial
179.17breeder to reapply for an initial license.
179.18    (j) A commercial breeder must submit to the board an annual report by July 1 on a
179.19form prepared by the board. The form must include the current number of cats and dogs at
179.20the facility on the date of the report, the number of animals during the preceding year that
179.21were sold, traded, bartered, leased, brokered, given away, euthanized, or deceased from
179.22other causes, and any other information required by the board.
179.23    (k) If a commercial breeder is required to be licensed by the United States
179.24Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture inspection reports
179.25and records relating to animal care plans and veterinary care must be made available
179.26during an inspection, upon request.
179.27    (l) A commercial breeder must prominently display the commercial breeder's license
179.28at each facility.
179.29(m) A commercial breeder's state license number or a symbol approved by the board
179.30must be included in all of the commercial breeder's advertisements or promotions that
179.31pertain to animals being sold or traded including, but not limited to, all newspapers,
179.32Internet, radio, or flyers.
179.33    (n) A commercial breeder must notify the board by certified mail or electronically
179.34in a method approved by the board within ten days of any change in address, name,
179.35management, or substantial control and ownership of the business or operation.
179.36    (o) The board must refuse to issue an initial license when a commercial breeder:
180.1(1) is in violation of section 343.21; 343.24; 343.27; 343.28; 343.31; 343.37; 346.37;
180.2346.38; 346.39; 346.44; or 346.155;
180.3(2) has failed to meet any of the requirements of this section and section 347.59;
180.4(3) is in violation of a local ordinance regarding breeders;
180.5    (4) has been convicted, other than a petty misdemeanor conviction, of cruelty to
180.6animals under Minnesota law or a substantially similar animal cruelty law of another
180.7jurisdiction;
180.8    (5) has had a substantially similar license denied, revoked, or suspended by another
180.9federal or state authority within the last five years; or
180.10    (6) has falsified any material information requested by the board.
180.11    (p) A person who has been an officer, agent, direct family member, or employee of a
180.12commercial breeder whose license was revoked or suspended and who was responsible for
180.13or participated in the violation that was a basis for the revocation or suspension may not
180.14be licensed while the revocation or suspension is in effect.
180.15    Subd. 2. Inspections. (a) The board must inspect each licensed facility at least
180.16annually. The inspection must be with the commercial breeder or an agent of the
180.17commercial breeder present. The inspector must submit an inspection report to the board
180.18within ten days of each inspection on a form prepared by the board. The inspection report
180.19form must list separately each law, rule, regulation, and ordinance the facility is not in
180.20compliance with and what correction is required for compliance. The inspection report
180.21form must document the animal inventory on the date of the inspection.
180.22(b) If, after the prelicense inspection, the commercial breeder has two consecutive
180.23years of inspections with no violations, the board must inspect the commercial breeder at
180.24least every two years. If the commercial breeder has any violations during an inspection or
180.25if the board has cause, the board must inspect the commercial breeder at least annually.
180.26(c) If a license to operate is suspended, revoked, or denied, the board must be granted
180.27access to the facility during normal business hours to verify that it is not operating.
180.28    Subd. 3. Record requirements. (a) The commercial breeder must keep records on
180.29each animal at the facility that includes:
180.30(1) the name, address, and United States Department of Agriculture license number,
180.31if applicable, from whom an animal was received; the date the commercial breeder
180.32received the animal; the date of the animal's birth; the breed, sex, color, and identifying
180.33marks of the animal; any identifying tag, tattoo, microchip, or collar number; worming
180.34treatments, vaccinations, and name of the person who administered the vaccination;
180.35medication received by the animal while in the possession of the commercial breeder; and
180.36any disease conditions diagnosed by a veterinarian; and
181.1(2) the name and address of the person or entity to whom an animal was transferred.
181.2(b) The commercial breeder must maintain a copy of the records required to be
181.3kept under this subdivision for two years.
181.4    Subd. 4. Veterinary protocol. (a) A commercial breeder must establish and
181.5maintain a written protocol for disease control and prevention, euthanasia, and veterinary
181.6care of animals at each facility. The initial protocol must be developed under the direction
181.7and supervision of the board. A commercial breeder must maintain a written protocol that
181.8is updated at least every 12 months and that is signed and dated by the board or by a
181.9veterinarian along with the commercial breeder. The written protocol must be available to
181.10the board upon request or at the time of inspection.
181.11(b) An animal sold or otherwise distributed by a commercial breeder must be
181.12accompanied by a veterinary health certificate completed by a veterinarian. The certificate
181.13must be completed within 30 days prior to the sale or distribution and must indicate that
181.14the animal is current with vaccinations and has no signs of infectious or contagious
181.15diseases. The certificate accompanying an adult dog that was not spayed or neutered must
181.16indicate that the dog has no signs of infectious or contagious diseases and was tested for
181.17canine brucellosis with a test approved by the board and found to be negative.
181.18    Subd. 5. Posting of information. The board must maintain and post in a timely
181.19manner on its Web site a list of commercial breeders licensed and in good standing
181.20under this section.

181.21    Sec. 34. [347.59] STANDARDS OF CARE.
181.22    (a) A commercial breeder must comply with chapters 343 and 346.
181.23    (b) A commercial breeder must ensure that animals that are part of the commercial
181.24breeder's breeding business operations are cared for as follows:
181.25    (1) cats must not be housed in outdoor confinement areas;
181.26    (2) animals exercised in groups must be compatible and show no signs of contagious
181.27or infectious disease;
181.28    (3) females in estrus must not be housed in the same confinement area with
181.29unneutered males, except for breeding purposes;
181.30    (4) animals must be provided daily enrichment and must be provided positive physical
181.31contact with human beings and compatible animals at least twice daily unless a veterinarian
181.32determines such activities would adversely affect the health or well-being of the animal;
181.33    (5) animals must not be sold, traded, or given away before the age of eight weeks
181.34unless a veterinarian determines it would be in the best interests of the health or well-being
181.35of the animal;
182.1    (6) the commercial breeder must provide identification and tracking for each animal,
182.2which is not transferable to another animal; and
182.3    (7) the commercial breeder must provide adequate staff to maintain the facility and
182.4observe each animal daily to monitor each animal's health and well-being, and to properly
182.5care for the animals.
182.6    (c) A commercial breeder must not knowingly hire staff or independent contractors
182.7who have been convicted of cruelty to animals under the law of any jurisdiction.
182.8(d) A commercial breeder must comply with any additional standards the board
182.9considers necessary to protect the public health and welfare of animals covered under
182.10sections 347.57 to 347.61. The standards must be established by rule.
182.11(e) A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed breeder or dealer
182.12who is in compliance with the minimum USDA regulations governing the license holder
182.13as they relate to animal confinement areas as of the effective date of this section does not
182.14have to comply with the minimum confinement area measurements under section 346.39,
182.15subdivision 4, for existing confinement areas in each facility the breeder or dealer owns. If
182.16a USDA-licensed breeder or dealer builds a new confinement area after the effective date
182.17of this section, those minimum standards must meet or exceed the minimum specifications
182.18as they relate to confinement area size under section 346.39, subdivision 4.

182.19    Sec. 35. [347.60] INVESTIGATIONS.
182.20(a) The board must initiate an investigation upon receiving a formal complaint
182.21alleging violations of section 347.58 or 347.59.
182.22(b) When a local animal control authority, a peace officer, or a humane agent
182.23appointed under section 343.01 is made aware of an alleged violation under this chapter
182.24or chapter 343 or 346, committed by a commercial breeder, the local animal control
182.25authority, peace officer, or humane agent appointed under section 343.01 must report the
182.26alleged violation in a timely manner to the board.

182.27    Sec. 36. [347.61] CIVIL ENFORCEMENT.
182.28    Subdivision 1. Correction orders. (a) The board may issue a correction order
182.29requiring a commercial breeder to correct a violation of state statutes, rules, and
182.30regulations governing breeding facilities. The correction order must state the deficiencies
182.31that constitute the violation; the specific statute, rule, or regulation violated; and when
182.32the violation must be corrected.
182.33    (b) A commercial breeder may ask the board to reconsider any portion of the
182.34correction order that the commercial breeder believes is in error. The request for
183.1reconsideration must be made in writing by certified mail or electronically in a method
183.2approved by the board within seven days after receipt of the correction order. The
183.3request for reconsideration does not stay the correction order. The board must respond
183.4to the request for reconsideration within 15 days after receiving a request. The board's
183.5disposition of a request for reconsideration is final. The board may extend the time for
183.6complying with a correction order after receiving a request for reconsideration if necessary.
183.7    (c) The board must reinspect the facility within 15 days after the time for correcting
183.8the violation has passed to determine whether the violation has been corrected. If the
183.9violation has been corrected, the board must notify the commercial breeder in writing that
183.10the commercial breeder is in compliance with the correction order. The board may charge
183.11a reinspection fee to determine if a previous violation has been corrected.
183.12    Subd. 2. Administrative penalty orders. After the inspection required under
183.13subdivision 1, paragraph (c), the board may issue an order requiring violations to
183.14be corrected and administratively assessing monetary penalties for violations. The
183.15administrative penalty order must include a citation of the statute, rule, or regulation
183.16violated; a description of the violation; and the amount of the penalty for each violation. A
183.17single correction order may assess a maximum administrative penalty of $5,000.
183.18    Subd. 3. Injunctive relief. In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the
183.19board may bring an action for injunctive relief in the district court in Ramsey County or in
183.20the county in which a violation of the statutes, rules, or regulations governing the breeding
183.21of cats and dogs occurred to enjoin the violation.
183.22    Subd. 4. Cease and desist. The board must issue an order to cease a practice if its
183.23continuation would result in an immediate risk to animal welfare or public health. An
183.24order issued under this subdivision is effective for a maximum of 72 hours. The board or
183.25its designated agent must seek an injunction or take other administrative action authorized
183.26by law to restrain a practice beyond 72 hours. The issuance of a cease-and-desist order
183.27does not preclude other enforcement action by the board.
183.28    Subd. 5. Refusal to reissue license; license suspension or revocation. (a) The
183.29board may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a license as follows:
183.30    (1) for failure to comply with a correction order;
183.31    (2) for failure to pay an administrative penalty;
183.32    (3) for failure to meet the requirements of section 347.58 or 347.59; or
183.33    (4) for falsifying information requested by the board.
183.34A license suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal may be appealed through the Office of
183.35Administrative Hearings. A notice of intent to appeal must be filed in writing with the
183.36board within 20 days after receipt of the notice of suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal.
184.1    (b) The board must revoke a license if a commercial breeder has been convicted
184.2of cruelty to animals under Minnesota law or a substantially similar animal cruelty law
184.3of another jurisdiction, or for the denial, revocation, or suspension of a similar license
184.4by another federal or state authority. A license revocation under this subdivision may be
184.5appealed through the Office of Administrative Hearings. A notice of intent to appeal must
184.6be filed in writing with the board within 20 days after receipt of the notice of revocation.
184.7    (c) A commercial breeder whose license is revoked may not reapply for licensure for
184.8two years after the date of revocation. The license is permanently revoked if the basis for
184.9the revocation was a gross misdemeanor or felony conviction for animal cruelty.
184.10    (d) A commercial breeder whose license is suspended or revoked two times is
184.11permanently barred from licensure.
184.12    Subd. 6. Administrative hearing rights. (a) Except as provided in paragraph
184.13(b), if the board proposes to refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke a license, the board
184.14must first notify the commercial breeder in writing of the proposed action and provide an
184.15opportunity to request a hearing under the contested case provisions of chapter 14. If the
184.16commercial breeder does not request a hearing within 20 days after receipt of the notice of
184.17the proposed action, the board may proceed with the action without a hearing.
184.18    (b) The contested case provisions of chapter 14 do not apply when the board denies
184.19a license based on an applicant's failure to meet the minimum qualifications for licensure.
184.20    (c) A commercial breeder may appeal the amount of an administrative penalty
184.21order through the Office of Administrative Hearings pursuant to the procedures set forth
184.22in chapter 14. A commercial breeder wishing to file an appeal must notify the board in
184.23writing within 20 days after receipt of the administrative penalty order.
184.24    Subd. 7. Other jurisdictions. The board may accept as prima facie evidence of
184.25grounds for an enforcement action under this section any enforcement or disciplinary
184.26action from another jurisdiction, if the underlying violation would be grounds for a
184.27violation under the provisions of this section.
184.28    Subd. 8. Appeals. A final order by the board may be appealed to the Minnesota
184.29Court of Appeals.

184.30    Sec. 37. [347.615] BIOSECURITY; ENTRY INTO FACILITIES.
184.31No law enforcement officer, agent of the board, or other official may enter a
184.32commercial breeder facility unless the person follows either the biosecurity procedure
184.33issued by the board or a reasonable biosecurity procedure maintained and prominently
184.34posted by the commercial breeder at each entry to a facility, whichever is more stringent.
184.35This section does not apply in emergency or exigent circumstances.

185.1    Sec. 38. [347.62] PENALTIES.
185.2    (a) A violation of section 347.58 or 347.59 that results in cruelty or torture to an
185.3animal, as those terms are defined in section 343.20, subdivision 3, is subject to the
185.4penalties in section 343.21, subdivisions 9 and 10, relating to pet or companion animals.
185.5    (b) It is a misdemeanor to falsify information in a license application, annual report,
185.6or record.
185.7    (c) It is a misdemeanor for an unlicensed commercial breeder to advertise animals
185.8for sale.
185.9(d) It is a misdemeanor for a commercial breeder to operate without a license.

185.10    Sec. 39. [347.63] DOG AND CAT BREEDERS LICENSING ACCOUNT;
185.11APPROPRIATION.
185.12A dog and cat breeders licensing account is created in the special revenue fund.
185.13All fees and penalties collected by the board under sections 347.58 to 347.62 must be
185.14deposited in the state treasury and credited to the dog and cat breeders licensing account
185.15in the special revenue fund. Money in the account, including interest on the account, is
185.16annually appropriated to the board to administer those sections.

185.17    Sec. 40. [347.64] APPLICABILITY.
185.18Sections 347.57 to 347.63 do not apply to:
185.19(1) any species other than dogs and cats as they are defined in section 347.57; and
185.20(2) veterinary clinics or veterinary hospitals.

185.21    Sec. 41. Laws 2008, chapter 363, article 5, section 4, subdivision 7, as amended by
185.22Laws 2009, chapter 37, article 1, section 61, is amended to read:
185.23
Subd. 7.Fish and Wildlife Management
123,000
119,000
185.24
Appropriations by Fund
185.25
General
-0-
(427,000)
185.26
Game and Fish
123,000
546,000
185.27$329,000 in 2009 is a reduction for fish and
185.28wildlife management.
185.29$46,000 in 2009 is a reduction in the
185.30appropriation for the Minnesota Shooting
185.31Sports Education Center.
185.32$52,000 in 2009 is a reduction for licensing.
186.1$123,000 in 2008 and $246,000 in 2009 are
186.2from the game and fish fund to implement
186.3fish virus surveillance, prepare infrastructure
186.4to handle possible outbreaks, and implement
186.5control procedures for highest risk waters
186.6and fish production operations. This is a
186.7onetime appropriation.
186.8Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
186.9297A.94 , paragraph (e), $300,000 in 2009
186.10is from the second year appropriation in
186.11Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4,
186.12subdivision 7, from the heritage enhancement
186.13account in the game and fish fund to study,
186.14predesign, and design a shooting sports
186.15facility in the seven-county metropolitan
186.16area for shooting sports facilities. Of this
186.17amount, $100,000 is for a grant to the Itasca
186.18County Gun Club for shooting sports facility
186.19improvements; and the remaining balance
186.20is for trap shooting facility grants under
186.21Minnesota Statutes, section 87A.10. This is
186.22available onetime only and is available until
186.23expended.
186.24$300,000 in 2009 is appropriated from the
186.25game and fish fund for only activities that
186.26improve, enhance, or protect fish and wildlife
186.27resources. This is a onetime appropriation.

186.28    Sec. 42. Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 4, section 47, is amended by adding an
186.29effective date to read:
186.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 1, 2013.
186.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from June 1, 2013.

186.32    Sec. 43. APIARY PROGRAM.
187.1No later than January 15, 2015, the commissioner of agriculture shall report to
187.2the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
187.3regarding re-establishing an apiary program. The report shall include, at a minimum,
187.4recommendations on (1) prevention of diseases and exotic pests; (2) sanitary inspection
187.5of apiaries, including notification of diseases, nuisances, and quarantines; (3) an apiary
187.6location registry, to facilitate agency response to pollinator deaths or illnesses and for
187.7pesticide applicators to be aware of apiaries to avoid impacts, including data practices
187.8and privacy protections; and (4) the public benefit of an apiary program and the fiscal
187.9costs associated with a program.

187.10    Sec. 44. INVASIVE TERRESTRIAL PLANTS AND PESTS CENTER.
187.11    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota
187.12is requested to establish an Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center to prevent and
187.13minimize the threats posed by terrestrial invasive plants, other weeds, pathogens, and
187.14pests in order to protect the state's prairies, forests, wetlands, and agricultural resources.
187.15With the approval of the board, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource
187.16Science, in coordination with the College of Biological Sciences, shall administer the
187.17center utilizing the following departments:
187.18(1) Entomology;
187.19(2) Plant Pathology;
187.20(3) Forest Resources;
187.21(4) Horticultural Science;
187.22(5) Fisheries Wildlife and Conservation Biology;
187.23(6) Agronomy and Plant Genetics;
187.24(7) Plant Biology; and
187.25(8) Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.
187.26The college may also utilize the following research and outreach centers in
187.27achieving the purposes of this section: Cloquet Forestry Center; North Central Research
187.28and Outreach Center; Northwest Research and Outreach Center; Southern Research and
187.29Outreach Center; Southwest Research and Outreach Center; West Central Research and
187.30Outreach Center; Rosemount Research and Outreach Center; Horticultural Research
187.31Center; and Sand Plain Research Center.
187.32    Subd. 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center is
187.33to research and develop effective measures to prevent and minimize the threats posed by
188.1terrestrial invasive plants, pathogens, and pests, including agricultural weeds and pests, in
188.2order to protect the state's native prairies, forests, wetlands, and agricultural resources, by:
188.3(1) creating a prioritized list of pest and plant species that threaten the state's prairies,
188.4forests, wetlands, and agricultural resources and making the list publicly accessible; and
188.5(2) conducting research focused on the species included on the prioritized list
188.6developed under this subdivision that includes:
188.7(i) development of new control methods, including biocontrols;
188.8(ii) development of integrated pest management tools that minimize nontarget
188.9impacts;
188.10(iii) research projects focused on establishment prevention, early detection, and
188.11rapid response;
188.12(iv) an analysis of any consequences related to the management of prioritized species
188.13to the state's water, pollinators, and native prairies and other native species; and
188.14(v) reports on the results that are made publicly accessible.
188.15    Subd. 3. Report. By January 15, 2015, as a condition of the appropriation provided
188.16under this act, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota shall submit a report
188.17to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
188.18committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources and
188.19agriculture on: (1) the activities and outcomes of the center; and (2) any recommendations
188.20for additional funding for education, implementation, or other activities.

188.21    Sec. 45. RECOGNITION; COMMERCIAL BREEDER EXCELLENCE.
188.22The Board of Animal Health, in consultation with representatives of the licensed
188.23commercial breeder industry, must develop a program to recognize persons who
188.24demonstrate commercial breeder excellence and exceed the standards and practices
188.25required of commercial breeders under this act.

188.26    Sec. 46. REGISTRATION; INITIAL PRELICENSE INSPECTIONS.
188.27    Subdivision 1. Commercial breeder registration. Beginning July 1, 2014, until
188.28June 30, 2015, a commercial breeder must register each facility it owns or operates by
188.29paying a registration fee not to exceed $250 per facility to the Board of Animal Health.
188.30    Subd. 2. Initial prelicense inspections. Beginning July 1, 2014, the board may
188.31begin the initial prelicense inspections under Minnesota Statutes, section 347.58.
189.1    Subd. 3. Deposits of fees. Fees collected under this section must be deposited in the
189.2dog and cat breeders licensing account in the special revenue fund.

189.3    Sec. 47. RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS.
189.4(a) A higher education research facility that receives public money or a facility that
189.5provides research in collaboration with a higher education facility that confines dogs or
189.6cats for science, education, or research purposes and plans on euthanizing a dog or cat
189.7for other than science, education, or research purposes must first offer the dog or cat
189.8to an animal rescue organization. A facility that is required to offer dogs or cats to an
189.9animal rescue organization under this section may enter into an agreement with the animal
189.10rescue organization to protect the facility. A facility that provides a dog or cat to a rescue
189.11organization under this section is immune from any civil liability that otherwise might
189.12result from its actions, provided that the facility is acting in good faith.
189.13(b) For the purposes of this section, "animal rescue organization" means any
189.14nonprofit organization incorporated for the purpose of rescuing animals in need and
189.15finding permanent, adoptive homes for the animals.
189.16(c) This section expires July 1, 2015.

189.17    Sec. 48. REPEALER.
189.18Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.551, subdivision 2, is repealed.

189.19ARTICLE 14
189.20CLEAN WATER FUND

189.21
Section 1. CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
189.22The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
189.23agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
189.24clean water fund and are available for the fiscal year indicated for allowable activities
189.25under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figure "2015" used in this
189.26article means that the appropriations listed under it are available for the fiscal year ending
189.27June 30, 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
189.28
APPROPRIATIONS
189.29
Available for the Year
189.30
Ending June 30
189.31
2015

189.32
Sec. 2. CLEAN WATER
189.33
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
2,450,000
190.1The amounts that may be spent for each
190.2purpose are specified in the following
190.3sections.
190.4
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
190.5Money appropriated in this article may
190.6not be spent on activities unless they are
190.7directly related to and necessary for a
190.8specific appropriation. Money appropriated
190.9in this article must be spent in accordance
190.10with Minnesota Management and Budget's
190.11Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
190.12Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
190.13Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
190.14otherwise specified in this article, the
190.15appropriations are available until June 30,
190.162016. If a project receives federal funds, the
190.17time period of the appropriation is extended
190.18to equal the availability of federal funding.

190.19
Sec. 3. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
$
200,000
190.20$200,000 in 2015 is for coordination with
190.21the state of Wisconsin and the National
190.22Park Service on comprehensive phosphorus
190.23reduction activities in the Lake St. Croix
190.24portion of the St. Croix River. The agency
190.25shall work with the St. Croix Basin Water
190.26Resources Planning Team and the St. Croix
190.27River Association in implementing the
190.28water monitoring and phosphorus reduction
190.29activities.

190.30
190.31
Sec. 4. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
$
1,400,000
190.32$150,000 in 2015 is to collaborate with the
190.33commissioner of health and local units of
190.34government in the North and East Metro
191.1Groundwater Management Area through
191.2development or implementation of local
191.3water management plans as provided for in
191.4Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103B, 103C,
191.5103D, and 114D, to identify strategies
191.6for groundwater protection and potential
191.7locations for infiltration projects and
191.8practices, including potential wetland
191.9restoration, enhancement, or creation that
191.10would contribute to groundwater recharge,
191.11surface water enhancement, and wellhead
191.12protection. Areas in the Mississippi River
191.13flyway, or that also provide habitat for
191.14waterfowl production, fish spawning, or
191.15other fish or wildlife habitat, should be
191.16specifically identified. This appropriation is
191.17available until June 30, 2017.
191.18$250,000 in 2015 is to collaborate with
191.19the commissioner of health and local units
191.20of government in the Bonanza Valley
191.21Groundwater Management Area and Straight
191.22River Groundwater Management Area
191.23through development or implementation
191.24of local water management plans as
191.25provided for in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
191.26103B, 103C, 103D, and 114D, to identify
191.27strategies for groundwater protection and
191.28potential locations for infiltration projects
191.29and practices, including potential wetland
191.30restoration, enhancement, or creation that
191.31would contribute to groundwater recharge
191.32and wellhead protection. Areas in the
191.33Mississippi River flyway, or that also provide
191.34habitat for waterfowl production, fish
191.35spawning, or other fish or wildlife habitat,
192.1should be specifically identified. This
192.2appropriation is available until June 30, 2017.
192.3$100,000 in 2015 is for a workshop for public
192.4works professionals or other local officials
192.5that promote landscape best management
192.6practices that keep water on the land,
192.7including rain gardens, within the North and
192.8East Metro Groundwater Management Area
192.9and for grants to local units of government
192.10in the North and East Metro Groundwater
192.11Management Area to keep water on the land.
192.12$900,000 in 2015 is added to the
192.13appropriation to the Board of Water and Soil
192.14Resources for grants in Laws 2013, chapter
192.15137, article 2, section 7, paragraph (b).
192.16The board may use the appropriation to
192.17update the Minnesota Public Drainage
192.18Manual and the Minnesota Public Drainage
192.19Law Overview for Decision Makers in
192.20Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 2, section
192.217, paragraph (e), for contracts or grants to
192.22achieve the purposes of the appropriation.

192.23
Sec. 5. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
550,000
192.24$400,000 in 2015 from the clean water fund
192.25is to develop a plan for the North and East
192.26Metro Groundwater Management Area and
192.27to predesign preferred long-term solutions
192.28to address regional water supply and
192.29sustainability issues, including enhancing
192.30surface waters, in collaboration with the
192.31commissioner of natural resources. The plan,
192.32incorporating standard engineering practices,
192.33must address construction, operation, and
192.34maintenance of infrastructure needed to
193.1implement the preferred solutions and,
193.2in consultation with the Public Facilities
193.3Authority, include recommendations for
193.4funding that would fairly allocate the costs
193.5to users and other beneficiaries. As the
193.6plan is developed, the council must meet
193.7periodically with the local water supply work
193.8group to review details of the plan. This
193.9appropriation is available until June 30, 2015.
193.10$100,000 in 2015 from the clean water fund
193.11is to investigate, in collaboration with the
193.12Board of Water and Soil Resources and the
193.13Pollution Control Agency, the feasibility
193.14of collecting and treating storm water in
193.15the North and East Metro Groundwater
193.16Management Area to enhance surface waters
193.17and groundwater recharge.
193.18$50,000 in 2015 from the clean water fund is
193.19to partner with the University of Minnesota's
193.20Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
193.21(MnTAP) to identify opportunities for
193.22industrial water users to reduce or reuse their
193.23water consumption within the North and East
193.24Metro Groundwater Management Area.

193.25
Sec. 6. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
$
300,000
193.26$300,000 in 2015 from the clean water
193.27fund is to collaborate with the Board of
193.28Water and Soil Resources and local units
193.29of government in the North and East Metro
193.30Groundwater Management Area, Bonanza
193.31Valley Groundwater Management Area, and
193.32Straight River Groundwater Management
193.33Area and to update wellhead protection areas
193.34within groundwater management areas, in
194.1cooperation with the Board of Water and
194.2Soil Resources, to meet the sustainability
194.3standards of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
194.4103G, including Minnesota Statutes, section
194.5103G.287, subdivision 5, and to be available
194.6for the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
194.7chapter 103H. The update should identify the
194.8most critical areas that need protecting.

194.9    Sec. 7. REPURPOSE OF 2011 APPROPRIATION.
194.10The remaining balance of the appropriation in Laws 2011, First Special Session
194.11chapter 6, article 2, section 6, paragraph (g), to the commissioner of natural resources
194.12for shoreland stewardship, TMDL implementation coordination, providing technical
194.13assistance, and maintaining and updating data may be used for stream flow and
194.14groundwater monitoring, including the installation of additional monitoring gauges, and
194.15monitoring necessary to determine the relationship between stream flow and groundwater,
194.16and is available until June 30, 2015.
194.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

194.18    Sec. 8. CANCELLATION OF 2009 APPROPRIATION.
194.19The unspent balance of the appropriation to the commissioner of the Pollution
194.20Control Agency for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.195, in Laws 2009,
194.21chapter 172, article 2, section 4, paragraph (c), as amended by Laws 2011, First Special
194.22Session chapter 6, article 2, section 23, is canceled.
194.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

194.24    Sec. 9. STREAM GAUGE DATA.
194.25The commissioner of natural resources shall provide an easily accessible link to the
194.26Department of Natural Resources' and the Pollution Control Agency's cooperative stream
194.27gauging data, including lake level information for existing stations, including White Bear
194.28Lake and Turtle Lake, on the department's Web site.

194.29ARTICLE 15
194.30GENERAL EDUCATION

194.31    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 123A.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
195.1    Subd. 2. Reserve revenue. Each district that is a member of an area learning center
195.2or alternative learning program must reserve revenue in an amount equal to the sum of
195.3(1) at least 90 and no more than 100 percent of the district average general education
195.4revenue per adjusted pupil unit minus an amount equal to the product of the formula
195.5allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0485 .0466, calculated
195.6without basic skills revenue, local optional revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue,
195.7times the number of pupil units attending an area learning center or alternative learning
195.8program under this section, plus (2) the amount of basic skills revenue generated by pupils