3rd Engrossment - 79th Legislature (1995 - 1996) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to public administration; authorizing 1.3 spending to acquire and to better public land and 1.4 buildings and other public improvements of a capital 1.5 nature with certain conditions; authorizing issuance 1.6 of bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota 1.7 Statutes 1994, sections 16A.632, by adding a 1.8 subdivision; 16A.641, subdivision 8; 16A.695, by 1.9 adding a subdivision; 16B.24, subdivisions 6 and 6a; 1.10 41B.19, subdivision 1; 41B.195; 124C.73, subdivision 1.11 1; 134.45, subdivisions 5 and 6; 135A.046; 268.917; 1.12 and 475.58, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota 1.13 Statutes 1995 Supplement, sections 16A.28, subdivision 1.14 5; 16B.335, subdivision 1; 240A.09; 473.894, 1.15 subdivision 11; and 473.901, subdivision 1; Laws 1990, 1.16 chapter 535, section 3, subdivision 3; Laws 1994, 1.17 chapter 643, section 11, subdivision 11, as amended; 1.18 section 19, subdivision 8, as amended; section 21, 1.19 subdivision 4, as amended; section 23, subdivision 20; 1.20 section 27, subdivision 2; section 35, subdivision 3; 1.21 and section 79, subdivision 8; Laws 1995, First 1.22 Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 13; 1.23 proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 1.24 chapters 268 and 446A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1.25 1994, sections 15.50, subdivision 5; 116.162, as 1.26 amended; and 446A.071, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1.27 and 8; Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 1.28 446A.071, subdivision 2; Laws 1994, chapter 643, 1.29 section 24, subdivision 3. 1.30 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.31 Section 1. [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS APPROPRIATIONS.] 1.32 The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 1.33 appropriated from the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, 1.34 to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent to 1.35 acquire and to better public land and buildings and other public 1.36 improvements of a capital nature, as specified in this act. 1.37 SUMMARY 2.1 MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES $ 93,931,000 2.2 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 93,804,000 2.3 CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING 19,100,000 2.4 CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION 6,879,000 2.5 RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES AT FARIBAULT 2,373,000 2.6 NATURAL RESOURCES 39,676,000 2.7 OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE 3,000,000 2.8 POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY 3,550,000 2.9 PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY 22,100,000 2.10 BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES 14,750,000 2.11 AGRICULTURE 41,275,000 2.12 ADMINISTRATION 48,485,000 2.13 AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION 21,600,000 2.14 MILITARY AFFAIRS 1,120,000 2.15 CORRECTIONS 94,154,000 2.16 HUMAN SERVICES 8,807,000 2.17 VETERANS HOMES BOARD 740,000 2.18 TRANSPORTATION 49,639,000 2.19 HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 3,500,000 2.20 ECONOMIC SECURITY 3,500,000 2.21 MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 5,950,000 2.22 PUBLIC SERVICE 4,000,000 2.23 GRANTS TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS 69,410,000 2.24 BOND SALE EXPENSES 608,000 2.25 TOTAL $ 651,951,000 2.26 Bond Proceeds Fund 597,110,000 2.27 Transportation Fund 10,000,000 2.28 Trunk Highway Fund 36,053,000 2.29 General Fund 8,253,000 2.30 Highway User Tax Distribution Fund 535,000 2.31 APPROPRIATIONS 2.32 $ 2.33 Sec. 2. MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES 2.34 AND UNIVERSITIES 2.35 Subdivision 1. To the board of 2.36 trustees of the Minnesota state colleges 2.37 and universities for the purposes specified 2.38 in this section 93,931,000 3.1 Subd. 2. The board of trustees is 3.2 requested to conduct a thorough 3.3 evaluation of all buildings under its 3.4 jurisdiction to determine the condition 3.5 and the repair and betterment 3.6 requirements. The evaluation shall 3.7 include a review of the energy 3.8 efficiency of all major building 3.9 systems. The information should be 3.10 compiled for each campus and summarized 3.11 for the entire system. 3.12 Subd. 3. Higher Education Asset 3.13 Preservation and Replacement 16,000,000 3.14 To be spent in accordance with 3.15 Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046. 3.16 This appropriation may not be spent for 3.17 renewal. 3.18 Subd. 4. Alexandria Technical College 3.19 The board may use up to $300,000 in 3.20 revenue bonds under Minnesota Statutes, 3.21 sections 136A.25 to 136A.42, to 3.22 construct parking facilities for 3.23 independent school district No. 206 and 3.24 the technical college to settle land 3.25 acquisition issues resulting from the 3.26 merger. The parking facilities may be 3.27 located on land owned by the school 3.28 district. Debt service on the revenue 3.29 bonds must be paid with parking fees 3.30 and other charges. The board may also 3.31 use money from other sources to pay for 3.32 the construction of the facilities. 3.33 Subd. 5. Anoka Hennepin Technical College 3.34 The board of trustees of the Minnesota 3.35 state colleges and universities may 3.36 acquire the aviation management 3.37 facility and corresponding real 3.38 property leased for use by the Anoka 3.39 Hennepin technical college at the Anoka 3.40 county airport, according to the terms 3.41 of the existing lease-purchase 3.42 agreement. 3.43 Subd. 6. Anoka Ramsey Community College 3.44 (a) Addition and Remodeling 10,430,000 3.45 Design, construct, furnish, and equip 3.46 an addition and remodel existing space 3.47 to provide classrooms, a learning 3.48 resource center, computer labs, a 3.49 developmental learning center, science 3.50 labs, nursing and student services 3.51 facilities, offices, and a campus 3.52 center. 3.53 (b) Design and construct a replacement 3.54 energy plant and service elevator 4,510,000 3.55 Subd. 7. Fond du Lac Community College 3,600,000 3.56 Construct a residence facility that 3.57 provides cultural education experiences 3.58 for Indian students to meet the 4.1 statutory requirement that the campus 4.2 serve statewide Indian needs. 4.3 Subd. 8. Hibbing Community and 4.4 Technical Colleges 4,500,000 4.5 Construct additions and install related 4.6 electrical and mechanical utilities at 4.7 the community college site to prepare 4.8 for collocation of programs. 4.9 Subd. 9. Hutchinson Technical 4.10 College 2,000,000 4.11 Design and construct a heating, 4.12 ventilation, and air conditioning 4.13 system. 4.14 Subd. 10. Itasca Community College 4.15 The board may use up to $600,000 in 4.16 revenue bonds under Minnesota Statutes, 4.17 sections 136A.25 to 136A.42, toward the 4.18 purchase of Wannigan Residence Hall. 4.19 The balance of the purchase price must 4.20 come from nonstate sources or from a 4.21 grant from a state agency. The board 4.22 may not provide a grant. 4.23 Subd. 11. Mankato State University 4.24 (a) Construct a hazardous 4.25 waste facility 270,000 4.26 (b) Construct a chiller 4.27 plant addition 1,050,000 4.28 Subd. 12. Mesabi Community 4.29 College 1,230,000 4.30 Design and construct improvements for 4.31 code compliance and life safety; 4.32 telecommunications upgrades; 4.33 mechanical, heating, venting, and air 4.34 conditioning improvements; and 4.35 electrical upgrading. 4.36 Subd. 13. Metropolitan State University, 4.37 Minneapolis Region Campus 4.38 In selecting a site for Metro State 4.39 University, west metropolitan 4.40 Minneapolis region campus, it is the 4.41 intent of the legislature that the 4.42 board of trustees determine how best to 4.43 improve the delivery of comprehensive, 4.44 quality educational programs. The 4.45 board shall seek input from the 4.46 communities, business interests, 4.47 elected officials, and other interested 4.48 parties, including the University of 4.49 Minnesota. Priority shall be given to 4.50 sites that are under the authority of 4.51 the board, including consideration of 4.52 consolidating the Metro State programs 4.53 with other Minnesota state college and 4.54 university campuses to form a fully 4.55 integrated and consolidated campus 4.56 under a single administration. The 4.57 board shall report its recommendations 4.58 to the 1997 legislature. The board 5.1 must not enter into any agreements 5.2 regarding the lease or purchase of a 5.3 site until the site has been approved 5.4 in law. 5.5 Subd. 14. Metropolitan State University, 5.6 St. Paul Region Campus 5.7 (a) Acquire Land Adjacent to the Campus 1,600,000 5.8 (b) Power Plant Annex, Building C 1,200,000 5.9 Construct campus loading dock, Seventh 5.10 Street entrance and handicapped access, 5.11 site development, landscaping, and 5.12 lighting. 5.13 (c) Library 200,000 5.14 Design a library for the St. Paul 5.15 campus. This appropriation must be 5.16 matched by an equal amount from 5.17 nonstate sources. 5.18 Subd. 15. Minneapolis Community 5.19 College 4,330,000 5.20 Design and construct modifications to 5.21 the air handling system and fire alarm 5.22 system, replace temperature control 5.23 system, air handling units, and 5.24 chillers. 5.25 Subd. 16. Moorhead State 5.26 University 5.27 (a) Acquire land within the 5.28 campus boundaries 1,400,000 5.29 (b) Construct a storm water drainage 5.30 system for the campus 1,800,000 5.31 Subd. 17. North Hennepin 5.32 Community College 3,846,000 5.33 Design, remodel, construct, furnish, 5.34 and equip phase 2 of the learning 5.35 resource center. 5.36 Subd. 18. Staples Technical 5.37 College 225,000 5.38 Design and prepare contract documents 5.39 for replacement classrooms on the west 5.40 campus. 5.41 Subd. 19. St. Cloud State 5.42 University Library 29,500,000 5.43 Construct, furnish, and equip a new 5.44 library. 5.45 Subd. 20. Vermilion Community 5.46 College 1,890,000 5.47 Design and construct improvements for 5.48 code compliance, telecommunications 5.49 upgrade, mechanical upgrades, heating, 5.50 ventilation, and air conditioning 5.51 improvements, and electrical 5.52 modifications. 6.1 Subd. 21. Willmar Technical 6.2 College 2,150,000 6.3 Construct major modifications to the 6.4 heating, ventilation, and air 6.5 conditioning systems, install a 6.6 sprinkler system and telecommunications 6.7 cable trays. 6.8 Subd. 22. Winona State 6.9 University 2,200,000 6.10 Construct a chiller plant addition. 6.11 Subd. 23. Debt Service 6.12 (a) The board shall pay one-third of 6.13 the debt service on state bonds sold to 6.14 finance projects authorized by 6.15 subdivisions 6, item (a); 7; 8; 14; 16, 6.16 item (a); 17; 18; and 19. After each 6.17 sale of general obligation bonds, the 6.18 commissioner of finance shall notify 6.19 the board of the amounts assessed for 6.20 each year for the life of the bonds. 6.21 (b) The commissioner shall reduce the 6.22 board's assessment each year by 6.23 one-third of the net income from 6.24 investment of general obligation bond 6.25 proceeds in proportion to the amount of 6.26 principal and interest otherwise 6.27 required to be paid by the board. The 6.28 board shall pay its resulting net 6.29 assessment to the commissioner of 6.30 finance by December 1 each year. If 6.31 the board fails to make a payment when 6.32 due, the commissioner of finance shall 6.33 reduce allotments for appropriations 6.34 from the general fund otherwise 6.35 available to the board and apply the 6.36 amount of the reduction to cover the 6.37 missed debt service payment. The 6.38 commissioner of finance shall credit 6.39 the payments received from the board to 6.40 the bond debt service account in the 6.41 state bond fund each December 1 before 6.42 money is transferred from the general 6.43 fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 6.44 16A.641, subdivision 10. 6.45 Sec. 3. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 6.46 Subdivision 1. To the board of regents 6.47 of the University of Minnesota for the 6.48 purposes specified in this section 93,804,000 6.49 Subd. 2. Higher Education Asset 6.50 Preservation and Replacement 12,000,000 6.51 To be spent in accordance with 6.52 Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046. 6.53 This appropriation may not be spent for 6.54 renewal. 6.55 The commissioner of finance shall not 6.56 release the appropriation in this 6.57 subdivision until the University of 6.58 Minnesota has provided to the 6.59 commissioner a list of buildings that 6.60 will be decommissioned. 7.1 Subd. 3. Facility Renewal 6,200,000 7.2 Renovate existing classrooms and 7.3 instructional spaces. 7.4 The commissioner of finance shall not 7.5 release the appropriation in this 7.6 subdivision until the University of 7.7 Minnesota has provided to the 7.8 commissioner a list of buildings that 7.9 will be decommissioned. 7.10 Subd. 4. Crookston 3,050,000 7.11 Design, construct, furnish, and equip a 7.12 controlled-environment science facility 7.13 and construct a connecting road. 7.14 Subd. 5. Duluth 1,430,000 7.15 Design a library. 7.16 Subd. 6. Morris 7.17 (a) Renovate Humanities and Fine 7.18 Arts Building 2,300,000 7.19 (b) Science Building 2,720,000 7.20 Design a science laboratory addition, 7.21 student support facilities, power plant 7.22 addition, and physical education 7.23 addition. 7.24 Subd. 7. Twin Cities 7.25 (a) Architecture Renovation 9,000,000 7.26 Design, renovate, furnish, and equip 7.27 the architecture building. 7.28 (b) Haecker Hall Renovation 12,000,000 7.29 Design, renovate, furnish, and equip 7.30 Haecker Hall and related space. 7.31 (c) Magnetic Resonance Research 7.32 Building 3,500,000 7.33 Design, construct, furnish, and equip a 7.34 new magnetic resonance research 7.35 building. 7.36 (d) Minnesota Library Access 7.37 Center 38,500,000 7.38 Construct, furnish, and equip the 7.39 Minnesota library access center to 7.40 house the university's archives and 7.41 special collections, immigration 7.42 history research center documents and 7.43 collections, to store less frequently 7.44 used library materials for state 7.45 university, private college, city, 7.46 county, and regional libraries in the 7.47 state, and to house Minitex services. 7.48 (e) Molecular and Cellular 7.49 Therapeutics Facility Remodeling 3,000,000 7.50 Remodel and equip the molecular and 8.1 cellular therapeutics facility, 8.2 including the modification of 8.3 utilities, air filtration, and 8.4 distribution systems, to accommodate 8.5 new research programs. 8.6 Subd. 8. Willmar Poultry 8.7 Testing Laboratory 104,000 8.8 Pay the difference in an exchange of 8.9 land and facilities for the poultry 8.10 testing laboratory in Willmar. 8.11 Subd. 9. Debt Service 8.12 (a) The board of regents shall pay 8.13 one-third of the debt service on state 8.14 bonds sold to finance projects 8.15 authorized by subdivisions 4; 5; 6, 8.16 item (b); 7, items (a) and (c) to (e); 8.17 and 8. After each sale of general 8.18 obligation bonds, the commissioner of 8.19 finance shall notify the board of 8.20 regents of the amounts assessed for 8.21 each year for the life of the bonds. 8.22 (b) The commissioner shall reduce the 8.23 board's assessment each year by 8.24 one-third of the net income from 8.25 investment of general obligation bond 8.26 proceeds in proportion to the amount of 8.27 principal and interest otherwise 8.28 required to be paid by the board. The 8.29 board shall pay its resulting net 8.30 assessment to the commissioner of 8.31 finance by December 1 each year. If 8.32 the board fails to make a payment when 8.33 due, the commissioner of finance shall 8.34 reduce allotments for appropriations 8.35 from the general fund otherwise 8.36 available to the board and apply the 8.37 amount of the reduction to cover the 8.38 missed debt service payment. The 8.39 commissioner of finance shall credit 8.40 the payments received from the board to 8.41 the bond debt service account in the 8.42 state bond fund each December 1 before 8.43 money is transferred from the general 8.44 fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 8.45 16A.641, subdivision 10. 8.46 Sec. 4. CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING 8.47 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 8.48 of children, families, and learning, for 8.49 the purposes specified in this section 19,100,000 8.50 Subd. 2. Youth Initiative Grants 16,000,000 8.51 For grants to local government units to 8.52 design, furnish, equip, repair, 8.53 replace, or construct parks and 8.54 recreation buildings and school 8.55 buildings to provide youth, with 8.56 preference for youth in grades four 8.57 through eight, with regular enrichment 8.58 activities during nonschool hours, 8.59 including after school, evenings, 8.60 weekends, and school vacation periods, 8.61 and that will provide equal access and 8.62 programming for girls. The buildings 9.1 may be leased to nonprofit community 9.2 organizations, subject to Minnesota 9.3 Statutes, section 16A.695, for the same 9.4 purposes. Enrichment programs include 9.5 academic enrichment, homework 9.6 assistance, computer and technology 9.7 use, arts and cultural activities, 9.8 clubs, school-to-work and work force 9.9 development, athletic, and recreational 9.10 activities. Grants must be used to 9.11 expand the number of children 9.12 participating in enrichment programs or 9.13 improve the quality or range of program 9.14 offerings. The facilities must be 9.15 fully available for programming 9.16 sponsored by youth-serving nonprofit 9.17 and community groups, or school, 9.18 county, or city programs, for maximum 9.19 hours after school, evenings, weekends, 9.20 summers, and other school vacation 9.21 periods. Priority must be given to 9.22 proposals that demonstrate 9.23 collaboration among private, nonprofit, 9.24 and public agencies, including regional 9.25 entities dealing with at-risk youth, 9.26 and community and parent organizations 9.27 in arranging for programming, staffing, 9.28 transportation, and equipment. All 9.29 proposals must include an inventory of 9.30 existing facilities and an assessment 9.31 of programming needs in the community. 9.32 (a) Enrichment grants within the 9.33 city of Minneapolis 5,000,000 9.34 Of this amount, at least $2,500,000 9.35 must be used in the neighborhoods of 9.36 the Near North Side, Hawthorne, 9.37 Sumner-Glenwood, Powderhorn, Central, 9.38 Whittier, and Phillips. 9.39 (b) Enrichment grants within the 9.40 city of St. Paul 5,000,000 9.41 Of this amount, at least $2,500,000 9.42 must be used in the neighborhoods of 9.43 Summit-University, Thomas-Dale, North 9.44 End, Payne-Phalen, Daytons Bluff, and 9.45 the West Side. 9.46 The remaining $2,500,000 is available 9.47 citywide, with priority for some of the 9.48 remaining amount given to proposals by 9.49 public/private partnerships currently 9.50 offering after-school enrichment 9.51 programs in low-income areas in 9.52 conjunction with a neighborhood-based 9.53 organization. Up to $100,000 of the 9.54 remaining $2,500,000 may be used to 9.55 develop urban sports facilities for 9.56 at-risk inner city youth, including 9.57 those older than eighth grade. 9.58 (c) Enrichment grants outside 9.59 of the cities of Minneapolis 9.60 and St. Paul 6,000,000 9.61 Priority must be given to school 9.62 attendance areas with high 9.63 concentrations of children eligible for 9.64 free or reduced school lunch and to 10.1 government units demonstrating a 10.2 commitment to collaborative youth 10.3 efforts. 10.4 $500,000 is to the city of Bloomington 10.5 for after school enrichment activities 10.6 in the northeast Bloomington study area. 10.7 The commissioner of children, families, 10.8 and learning must make a grant of at 10.9 least $1,000,000 to a school district 10.10 that is a part of a collaborative 10.11 effort that has at least two other 10.12 school districts, is multicultural and 10.13 multijurisdictional, and has previously 10.14 received a facility planning grant for 10.15 collaborative purposes. 10.16 (d) Each grant must be matched by $1 10.17 from local sources for each $2 of state 10.18 money. In-kind contributions of 10.19 facilities may be used for the local 10.20 match. The value of in-kind 10.21 contributions must be determined by the 10.22 commissioner of finance. 10.23 (e) Preference must be given to 10.24 projects for which at least ten percent 10.25 of the youth initiative grant is 10.26 expended using youthbuild under 10.27 Minnesota Statutes, sections 268.361 to 10.28 268.367, or other youth employment and 10.29 training programs, for the labor 10.30 portion of the construction. Eligible 10.31 programs must consult with appropriate 10.32 labor organizations to deliver 10.33 education and training. 10.34 Subd. 3. Independent School 10.35 District No. 38, Red Lake 100,000 10.36 For a grant to independent school 10.37 district No. 38, Red Lake, for the 10.38 construction of a classroom space for 10.39 interactive television instruction. 10.40 This grant is only available if the 10.41 district rebuilds other space with 10.42 insurance proceeds. 10.43 Subd. 4. School Building Accessibility Grants 2,000,000 10.44 For grants to local school districts 10.45 according to Minnesota Statutes, 10.46 sections 124C.71 to 124C.73. Grants 10.47 are contingent upon a dollar-for-dollar 10.48 match by nonstate sources. 10.49 Subd. 5. Library Accessibility 1,000,000 10.50 For grants to public libraries for 10.51 accessibility capital projects under 10.52 Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45. 10.53 Grants are contingent upon a 10.54 dollar-for-dollar match by nonstate 10.55 sources. 10.56 Sec. 5. CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION 10.57 Subdivision 1. To the 10.58 commissioner of administration for 10.59 the purposes specified in this section 6,879,000 11.1 Subd. 2. Instructional Resource Facility 6,879,000 11.2 To design, construct, furnish, and 11.3 equip a new instructional resource 11.4 facility. 11.5 Sec. 6. RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES AT FARIBAULT 11.6 Subdivision 1. To the 11.7 commissioner of administration for the 11.8 purposes specified in this section 2,373,000 11.9 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 750,000 11.10 To be spent in accordance with 11.11 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 11.12 The commissioner of administration 11.13 shall give priority to replacement and 11.14 repair of roofs and replacement of 11.15 windows. 11.16 Subd. 3. Demolition of Dow Hall 1,000,000 11.17 To demolish Dow hall and the old 11.18 industrial building at the Minnesota 11.19 state academy for the blind in order to 11.20 remove potential safety hazards. This 11.21 appropriation is also available to 11.22 construct surface parking on the site 11.23 following demolition. 11.24 A historical marker must be placed at 11.25 the site, which must include one or 11.26 more artifacts of the original building 11.27 and must explain the history and 11.28 significance of Dow Hall. 11.29 Subd. 4. Exterior Lighting 556,000 11.30 To design and construct exterior 11.31 lighting. 11.32 Subd. 5. Sidewalk Replacement 67,000 11.33 To design, remove, and reconstruct 11.34 deteriorated sidewalks at the Minnesota 11.35 state academy for the blind. This 11.36 appropriation is from the general fund. 11.37 Sec. 7. NATURAL RESOURCES 11.38 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner of 11.39 natural resources or another named officer 11.40 for the purposes specified in this section 39,676,000 11.41 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 500,000 11.42 To the commissioner of administration 11.43 to be spent in accordance with 11.44 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 11.45 The commissioner of natural resources 11.46 shall determine project priorities as 11.47 appropriate based upon need. 11.48 Subd. 3. Office Facility 11.49 Completions 1,800,000 11.50 To design, construct, furnish, and 11.51 equip service facilities at 11.52 consolidated office sites. 12.1 Subd. 4. Fergus Falls 12.2 Office Consolidation 2,300,000 12.3 To design, construct, furnish, and 12.4 equip office and service facilities for 12.5 the consolidated area headquarters in 12.6 Fergus Falls. 12.7 Subd. 5. State Park and Recreation 12.8 Area Building Rehabilitation 2,400,000 12.9 For improvements of a capital nature to 12.10 repair, rehabilitate, construct, or add 12.11 to state park buildings throughout the 12.12 state, according to the management plan 12.13 required in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 12.14 86A. The commissioner shall determine 12.15 project priorities as appropriate based 12.16 upon need. 12.17 Subd. 6. State Park and Recreation 12.18 Area Building Development 1,750,000 12.19 To construct, furnish, and equip new 12.20 buildings and associated utilities in 12.21 the state park system, according to the 12.22 management plan required in Minnesota 12.23 Statutes, chapter 86A. $500,000 of 12.24 this amount is for an interpretive 12.25 center at Lake Bronson state park. The 12.26 commissioner shall determine project 12.27 priorities as appropriate based upon 12.28 need. 12.29 Subd. 7. State Park and Recreation 12.30 Area Betterment and Rehabilitation 1,450,000 12.31 To upgrade, repair, or rehabilitate 12.32 improvements of a capital nature at 12.33 state park and recreation area 12.34 facilities throughout the state, 12.35 including, but not limited to, resource 12.36 management projects, trail 12.37 rehabilitation, campground 12.38 rehabilitation, and road and bridge 12.39 repair. The commissioner shall 12.40 determine project priorities as 12.41 appropriate based upon need. 12.42 Subd. 8. State Park and 12.43 Recreation Area Acquisition 1,750,000 12.44 For acquisition from willing sellers of 12.45 private lands within state park and 12.46 recreation area boundaries established 12.47 by law. The commissioner shall 12.48 determine project priorities as 12.49 appropriate based upon need. 12.50 Subd. 9. Metro Regional Park 12.51 Rehabilitation, Acquisition, and 12.52 Development 9,400,000 12.53 This appropriation is for payment by 12.54 the commissioner of natural resources 12.55 to the metropolitan council. The 12.56 commissioner shall pay the amount on a 12.57 reimbursement basis to the metropolitan 12.58 council upon receipt of a certified 12.59 copy of a council resolution requesting 12.60 payment. The appropriation must be 13.1 used to pay the cost of rehabilitation, 13.2 acquisition, and development by the 13.3 council and local government units of 13.4 regional recreational open-space lands 13.5 in accordance with the council's policy 13.6 plan as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 13.7 section 473.315. The metropolitan 13.8 council, in cooperation with the city 13.9 of St. Paul, must develop a plan and 13.10 fund the restoration of oak savannah 13.11 remnants in two regional parks in 13.12 Ramsey county. This appropriation must 13.13 not be used for research, planning, 13.14 administration, or tax equivalency 13.15 payments. This appropriation may be 13.16 used for the purchase of homes only if 13.17 the purchases are included in the work 13.18 program required by law and they are 13.19 expressly approved by the legislative 13.20 commission on Minnesota resources. 13.21 Subd. 10. Mississippi River 13.22 Grant 700,000 13.23 This appropriation is for a grant to 13.24 the Minneapolis park and recreation 13.25 board, working in cooperation with the 13.26 city of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis 13.27 Community Development agency, to 13.28 acquire or develop land along the 13.29 Mississippi Riverfront in both the 13.30 Central Mississippi Riverfront park and 13.31 upper harbor area. If the park board 13.32 acquires land, the city and the 13.33 Minneapolis Community Development 13.34 agency must match the appropriation 13.35 from nonstate sources. 13.36 The funds appropriated under this 13.37 subdivision may not be used to acquire 13.38 land of a company engaged in the scrap 13.39 metal business. 13.40 Subd. 11. Trail Rehabilitation 500,000 13.41 To upgrade, repair, or rehabilitate 13.42 improvements of a capital nature on the 13.43 Luce line trail, the Douglas trail, and 13.44 the North Shore trail. The 13.45 commissioner shall determine project 13.46 priorities as appropriate based upon 13.47 need. 13.48 Subd. 12. Trail Acquisition 13.49 and Development 4,000,000 13.50 For acquisition and development of a 13.51 capital nature on state trails as 13.52 specified in Minnesota Statutes, 13.53 section 85.015. The commissioner shall 13.54 determine project priorities as 13.55 appropriate based upon need. 13.56 $500,000 of this appropriation is for 13.57 acquisition and construction for the 13.58 Shooting Star trail and Goodhue Pioneer 13.59 trail portion of the Douglas trail, 13.60 provided that any land acquired must 13.61 provide a complete trail segment that 13.62 connects to a community or another 13.63 trail segment. 14.1 Subd. 13. Blue Earth/Minnesota 14.2 River Trail Acquisition 230,000 14.3 This appropriation is from the general 14.4 fund for capital planning for Blue 14.5 Earth/Minnesota river trail acquisition 14.6 and other recreational opportunities 14.7 within the Minnesota river valley. The 14.8 trail is to run along the Blue Earth 14.9 river from Mankato to the Iowa border 14.10 and along the Minnesota river from 14.11 Belle Plaine to the South Dakota 14.12 border. The commissioner must work 14.13 with local communities and citizens for 14.14 trail planning purposes. Planning for 14.15 other recreational purposes may include 14.16 public water accesses, canoe and 14.17 boating routes, and recreation areas 14.18 within the Minnesota river valley and 14.19 tributaries. 14.20 Subd. 14. Mesabi Trail System 500,000 14.21 For a grant to the St. Louis and Lake 14.22 counties' regional railroad authority 14.23 for completion of the primary segments 14.24 of the Mesabi trail system. This 14.25 appropriation is available to the 14.26 extent matched by money from other 14.27 sources. 14.28 Subd. 15. Well Inventory 14.29 and Sealing 696,000 14.30 To seal inactive wells on state-owned 14.31 land. 14.32 $276,000 of this appropriation is from 14.33 the general fund. The commissioner 14.34 shall determine project priorities as 14.35 appropriate based upon need. 14.36 Subd. 16. Dam Improvements 1,560,000 14.37 For the emergency repair, 14.38 reconstruction, or removal of publicly 14.39 owned dams throughout the state. 14.40 $910,000 of this appropriation is for a 14.41 grant to Rochester public utilities for 14.42 the repair of the Lake Zumbro 14.43 hydroelectric dam. The commissioner 14.44 shall determine remaining project 14.45 priorities as appropriate based upon 14.46 need as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 14.47 section 103G.511. 14.48 Subd. 17. Flood Hazard 14.49 Mitigation Grants 1,490,000 14.50 For the flood hazard mitigation grant 14.51 program to local government units for 14.52 capital improvements to prevent or 14.53 alleviate flood damages. The 14.54 commissioner shall determine project 14.55 priorities as appropriate based upon 14.56 need. 14.57 Subd. 18. Forest Road and 14.58 Bridge Projects 250,000 14.59 For reconstruction, resurfacing, 15.1 replacement, or construction of 15.2 improvements of a capital nature to 15.3 state forest roads and bridges 15.4 throughout the state. The commissioner 15.5 shall determine project priorities as 15.6 appropriate based upon need. 15.7 Subd. 19. RIM Fisheries Improvement 15.8 Projects 250,000 15.9 For fish habitat improvement projects 15.10 of a capital nature statewide, 15.11 including installation of aeration 15.12 systems and shoreline stabilization. 15.13 The commissioner shall determine 15.14 project priorities as appropriate based 15.15 upon need. 15.16 Subd. 20. RIM Fisheries 15.17 Acquisition 300,000 15.18 For acquisition of trout and warm water 15.19 stream easements and aquatic management 15.20 areas. The commissioner shall 15.21 determine project priorities as 15.22 appropriate based upon need. 15.23 Subd. 21. RIM Wildlife, SNA, 15.24 and Prairie Bank Improvements 900,000 15.25 For development, protection, or 15.26 improvements of a capital nature to 15.27 wildlife management areas, state lands, 15.28 scientific and natural areas, and 15.29 prairie bank areas throughout the 15.30 state. The commissioner shall 15.31 determine project priorities as 15.32 appropriate based upon need. 15.33 Subd. 22. RIM Wildlife and Natural Area 15.34 Land Acquisition 3,500,000 15.35 To acquire land for wildlife management 15.36 areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.37 97A.135; to acquire land for scientific 15.38 and natural areas under Minnesota 15.39 Statutes, section 84.033; to acquire 15.40 native prairie bank easements under 15.41 Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96; for 15.42 the critical habitat private sector 15.43 matching account under Minnesota 15.44 Statutes, section 84.943; and for 15.45 acquisition and wetland restoration 15.46 under the North American Waterfowl 15.47 Management Plan. The commissioner 15.48 shall determine project priorities as 15.49 appropriate based upon need. 15.50 $500,000 is for scientific and natural 15.51 areas and native prairie bank easements. 15.52 Subd. 23. St. Louis River 15.53 Land Acquisition 2,200,000 15.54 To acquire and preserve undeveloped 15.55 lands located along the St. Louis, 15.56 Cloquet, and Whiteface rivers. This 15.57 appropriation is available only if 15.58 approximately 4,000 acres of 15.59 privately-owned land identified in the 15.60 St. Louis river management plan have 16.1 been donated to the state. 16.2 Subd. 24. McQuade Public Access 500,000 16.3 For acquisition and development of a 16.4 public access on Lake Superior in the 16.5 city of Duluth, the town of Duluth, and 16.6 the town of Lakewood. This 16.7 appropriation must be matched by a 16.8 total of $350,000 from the iron range 16.9 resources and rehabilitation board and 16.10 nonstate sources and is contingent on 16.11 sufficient land owned by the cities and 16.12 the town, the value of which may not be 16.13 applied as part of the required match, 16.14 being made available to complete the 16.15 project. 16.16 Subd. 25. Eagle Creek Matching 16.17 Contributions 16.18 The first $1,500,000 of contributions 16.19 of land received after June 8, 1995, by 16.20 the state from private sources in the 16.21 Eagle Creek watershed may not be used 16.22 as match for the critical habitat 16.23 private sector matching account under 16.24 Minnesota Statutes, section 84.943. 16.25 This subdivision is effective 16.26 retroactively to June 9, 1995. 16.27 Subd. 26. Residential Environmental 16.28 Learning Centers 16.29 After the first $12,500,000 in nonstate 16.30 matching money has been committed for 16.31 the Long Lake Conservation Center, the 16.32 Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, the 16.33 Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning 16.34 Center, the Northwoods Audubon Center, 16.35 and the Forest Resource Center, as 16.36 required in Laws 1995, First Special 16.37 Session chapter 2, article 1, section 16.38 48, the specific appropriations for 16.39 these facilities in Laws 1994, chapter 16.40 643, section 23, subdivision 28, must 16.41 be distributed and administered 16.42 separately for each facility. The 16.43 balances of these specific 16.44 appropriations must be matched as 16.45 required in Laws 1995, First Special 16.46 Session chapter 2, article 1, section 16.47 48, for each facility separately. 16.48 Matching funds raised after January 1, 16.49 1992, and spent or committed to be 16.50 spent to plan, design, or construct 16.51 these facilities are eligible to count 16.52 toward the required match. The 16.53 predesign and design requirements of 16.54 Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335, do 16.55 not apply to the specific 16.56 appropriations for these facilities in 16.57 Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 23, 16.58 subdivision 28. 16.59 Subd. 27. Laurentian Environmental 16.60 Learning Center 750,000 16.61 For a grant to independent school 16.62 district No. 621, Mounds View, for 16.63 capital improvements at the Laurentian 17.1 Environmental Learning Center, 17.2 including remodeling of existing 17.3 buildings, construction of new 17.4 buildings, demolition, roadway and 17.5 parking improvements, trail 17.6 improvements, and handicapped access 17.7 improvements. $250,000 of this 17.8 appropriation is available immediately. 17.9 The balance is available to the extent 17.10 matched by money from other sources. 17.11 Subd. 28. Work Program 17.12 The commissioner of natural resources 17.13 must submit a work program and 17.14 semiannual progress reports in the form 17.15 determined by the legislative 17.16 commission on Minnesota resources and 17.17 request its recommendation before 17.18 spending any money appropriated by 17.19 subdivision 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17.20 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, or 27 of 17.21 this section. The commission's 17.22 recommendation is advisory only. 17.23 Failure to respond to a request within 17.24 60 days after receipt is a positive 17.25 recommendation. Work programs 17.26 involving land acquisition must include 17.27 a land acquisition plan. 17.28 Sec. 8. OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE 3,000,000 17.29 To the office of environmental 17.30 assistance for the solid waste capital 17.31 assistance grants program under 17.32 Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54. 17.33 Grants under this section are exempt 17.34 from the requirements of Minnesota 17.35 Statutes, section 16B.335. 17.36 Sec. 9. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY 17.37 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 17.38 of the pollution control agency for the 17.39 purposes specified in this section 3,550,000 17.40 Subd. 2. Red Wing Combined Sewer Overflow 3,350,000 17.41 For a combined sewer overflow grant 17.42 under Minnesota Statutes, section 17.43 116.162, to the city of Red Wing to 17.44 complete construction and separation of 17.45 its combined sewer system. This 17.46 appropriation must be matched dollar 17.47 for dollar from local sources. It is 17.48 the expectation of the legislature that 17.49 this will be the final appropriation 17.50 for the combined sewer overflow program. 17.51 Subd. 3. Automated Water 17.52 Quality Monitoring Systems 200,000 17.53 This appropriation is from the general 17.54 fund for ten permanent water quality 17.55 monitoring stations and equipment at 17.56 river and stream locations throughout 17.57 the state. 17.58 Sec. 10. PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY 17.59 Subdivision 1. To the public 18.1 facilities authority for the purposes 18.2 specified in this section 22,100,000 18.3 Subd. 2. Matching Money for 18.4 Federal Grants 4,000,000 18.5 For state matching money for federal 18.6 grants to capitalize the water 18.7 pollution control revolving fund and 18.8 the state drinking water revolving fund 18.9 under Minnesota Statutes, sections 18.10 446A.07 and 446A.081. 18.11 Expenditure of this appropriation is 18.12 limited to the minimum amount necessary 18.13 to match the allotment of federal money 18.14 to Minnesota. This appropriation must 18.15 be used for qualified capital projects. 18.16 Subd. 3. Wastewater Infrastructure Program 17,500,000 18.17 For loans to municipalities under new 18.18 Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072. 18.19 This appropriation must be used for 18.20 qualified capital projects. 18.21 The wastewater infrastructure program 18.22 in new Minnesota Statutes, section 18.23 446A.072, is a continuation of the 18.24 program in Minnesota Statutes 1994, 18.25 section 446A.071. Any money previously 18.26 appropriated for the purposes of 18.27 Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 18.28 446A.071, is appropriated for the 18.29 purposes of this subdivision. 18.30 Subd. 4. Red Rock Rural Water 18.31 System 600,000 18.32 For a grant for up to 80 percent of the 18.33 cost of design and construction of an 18.34 elevated water tank and mainline for 18.35 the Red Rock rural water system, a 18.36 public water system authorized under 18.37 Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116A. 18.38 Increased demand on the Red Rock rural 18.39 water system has resulted in problems 18.40 including dangerously low water levels 18.41 in an existing storage tank. This 18.42 appropriation is intended to allow the 18.43 Red Rock rural water system to address 18.44 these problems while avoiding 18.45 prohibitively high water rates. This 18.46 appropriation is available only if the 18.47 commissioner of natural resources finds 18.48 that the Red Rock rural water system 18.49 has instituted a uniform rate for water 18.50 service and has in place an approved 18.51 emergency and conservation plan as 18.52 required in Minnesota Statutes, section 18.53 103G.291, subdivision 3. 18.54 Sec. 11. BOARD OF WATER AND 18.55 SOIL RESOURCES 18.56 Subdivision 1. To the board 18.57 of water and soil resources for the 18.58 purposes in this section 14,750,000 18.59 Subd. 2. Area II Minnesota 18.60 River Basin 250,000 19.1 For grant-in-aid on roadside stormwater 19.2 retention projects initiated by local 19.3 governments in area II in the Minnesota 19.4 river basin. 19.5 Subd. 3. RIM and PWP Conservation 19.6 Easements 11,500,000 19.7 This appropriation is for the following 19.8 purposes: 19.9 (a) to acquire conservation easements 19.10 from landowners on marginal lands to 19.11 protect soil and water quality and to 19.12 support fish and wildlife habitat as 19.13 provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 19.14 103F.515; and 19.15 (b) to acquire perpetual conservation 19.16 easements on existing type 1, 2, 3, and 19.17 6 wetlands, adjacent lands, and for the 19.18 establishment of permanent cover on 19.19 adjacent lands, in accordance with 19.20 Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.516. 19.21 (c) Up to $1,500,000 may be used for 19.22 the acquisition of limited conservation 19.23 easements that allow cropping or 19.24 grazing at reduced payment rates on 19.25 land that is currently or within the 19.26 last two years has been enrolled in the 19.27 federal Conservation Reserve Program 19.28 (CRP), under United States Code, title 19.29 16, section 3831. The board, in 19.30 conjunction with the commissioner of 19.31 agriculture, must select counties for 19.32 participation in the program based on: 19.33 (1) the number of CRP acres; (2) the 19.34 number of whole farm CRP acres; (3) the 19.35 number of highly erodible CRP acres; 19.36 (4) local soil conservation initiatives 19.37 in place; (5) the potential for 19.38 negative water quality impacts from CRP 19.39 acres converted to agricultural crop 19.40 production; and (6) the potential to 19.41 complement public wildlife lands and 19.42 other conservation lands, including 19.43 protected grassland prairies. A 19.44 conservation easement must be for 20 19.45 years and require that the activities 19.46 on the enrolled lands comply with a 19.47 conservation plan that will limit soil 19.48 erosion within the soil loss tolerance, 19.49 as defined in rules adopted under 19.50 Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.411. 19.51 Payments for conservation easements and 19.52 practices under this program are as 19.53 follows: 19.54 (1) to establish permanent conservation 19.55 practices required by the conservation 19.56 plan, for the installation of permanent 19.57 livestock watering systems, or for the 19.58 installation of permanent fencing for 19.59 grazing systems, up to 75 percent of 19.60 the total eligible costs, not to exceed 19.61 an average of $75 per acre; and 19.62 (2) ten annual payments each equal to 19.63 five percent of the payment rate for 20.1 20-year easements acquired under 20.2 Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515 20.3 for land restricted to grazing and 20.4 haying under the conservation plan; or 20.5 (3) ten annual payments each equal to 20.6 two and one-half percent of the payment 20.7 rate for 20-year easements acquired 20.8 under Minnesota Statutes, section 20.9 103F.515 for land where cropping is 20.10 allowed under the conservation plan. 20.11 The board may only acquire an easement 20.12 under this paragraph after it 20.13 determines that there is adequate 20.14 funding appropriated to make the annual 20.15 payments required for the duration of 20.16 the easement and the landowner agrees 20.17 to convey at least ten percent of the 20.18 landowner's CRP land in a permanent 20.19 easement under Minnesota Statutes, 20.20 section 103F.515. Priority must be 20.21 given for land being conveyed or leased 20.22 to beginning farmers, as defined under 20.23 Minnesota Statutes, section 41C.02, 20.24 subdivision 6. Up to 20 percent of the 20.25 appropriation may be used for 20.26 professional and technical services 20.27 related to acquisition of the 20.28 easements. By March 15, 1997, the 20.29 board, in conjunction with the 20.30 commissioner of agriculture, shall 20.31 report to the finance division of the 20.32 senate environment and natural 20.33 resources committee and the house of 20.34 representatives environment and natural 20.35 resources finance committee on the 20.36 acquisition of easements under this 20.37 paragraph. The report must include an 20.38 analysis of the need for expansion of 20.39 the program to all agricultural areas 20.40 of the state in order to protect water 20.41 quality and provide necessary wildlife 20.42 habitat, and the adequacy of payments 20.43 under the program. 20.44 Subd. 4. Road Construction 20.45 Wetland Replacement Credit 3,000,000 20.46 To acquire land for wetlands or restore 20.47 wetlands to be used to replace wetlands 20.48 drained or filled as a result of the 20.49 repair, maintenance, or rehabilitation 20.50 of existing public roads, as provided 20.51 in new Minnesota Statutes, section 20.52 103G.222, paragraphs (m) to (o), if 20.53 1996 House File No. 787 is enacted. 20.54 Subd. 5. Work Program 20.55 The board of water and soil resources 20.56 must submit a work program and 20.57 semiannual progress reports in the form 20.58 determined by the legislative 20.59 commission on Minnesota resources and 20.60 request its recommendation before 20.61 spending any money appropriated by this 20.62 section. The commission's 20.63 recommendation is advisory only. 20.64 Failure to respond to a request within 20.65 60 days after receipt is a positive 21.1 recommendation. Work programs 21.2 involving land acquisition must include 21.3 a land acquisition plan. 21.4 Sec. 12. AGRICULTURE 21.5 Subdivision 1. To the 21.6 commissioner of agriculture for 21.7 purposes specified in this section 41,275,000 21.8 Subd. 2. Rural Finance 21.9 Authority 41,000,000 21.10 To the rural finance authority to 21.11 purchase participation interests in or 21.12 to make direct agricultural loans to 21.13 farmers under Minnesota Statutes, 21.14 chapter 41B. This appropriation is for 21.15 the beginning farmer program under 21.16 Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.039, 21.17 the loan restructuring program under 21.18 Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.04, the 21.19 seller-sponsored program under 21.20 Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.042, 21.21 the agricultural improvement loan 21.22 program under Minnesota Statutes, 21.23 section 41B.043, and the livestock 21.24 expansion loan program under Minnesota 21.25 Statutes, section 41B.045. All debt 21.26 service on bond proceeds used to 21.27 finance this appropriation must be 21.28 repaid by the rural finance authority 21.29 under Minnesota Statutes, section 21.30 16A.643. Loan participations must be 21.31 priced to provide full interest and 21.32 principal coverage and a reserve for 21.33 potential losses. 21.34 Loans for capital projects from this 21.35 appropriation are exempt from Minnesota 21.36 Statutes, section 16B.335. Priority 21.37 for loans must be given first to basic 21.38 beginning farmer loans; second, to 21.39 seller-sponsored loans; and third, to 21.40 agricultural improvement loans. 21.41 Subd. 3. Biological 21.42 Control Agents Greenhouse 275,000 21.43 To the commissioner of agriculture for 21.44 acquisition and construction of a 21.45 greenhouse to produce biological 21.46 control agents. 21.47 Sec. 13. ADMINISTRATION 21.48 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner of 21.49 administration or another named agency 21.50 for the purposes specified in this section 48,485,000 21.51 Subd. 2. Capital Asset 21.52 Preservation and Replacement (CAPRA) 12,000,000 21.53 To be spent in accordance with 21.54 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 21.55 Up to $900,000 of the money 21.56 appropriated in this subdivision may be 21.57 used as necessary to renovate the 21.58 Governor's Residence in St. Paul for 21.59 life safety, code, security, and 22.1 ancillary storage facility improvements. 22.2 In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 22.3 section 16B.31, subdivision 6, the 22.4 commissioner of administration shall 22.5 identify the condition and suitability 22.6 of all major state buildings and office 22.7 space and report the commissioner's 22.8 findings by June 30, 1997, to the 22.9 chairs of the senate committee on 22.10 finance and the house of 22.11 representatives committees on ways and 22.12 means and on capital investment. The 22.13 report must identify the useful life, 22.14 the current condition, the estimated 22.15 cost of currently needed repairs, and 22.16 the suitability for the current state 22.17 purposes of all major state-owned 22.18 buildings and office space owned or 22.19 leased by the state. The legislature 22.20 intends to use the report in 22.21 considering future appropriations to 22.22 the commissioner of administration and 22.23 to state agencies for asset 22.24 preservation. 22.25 Subd. 3. Statewide Building Access 9,000,000 22.26 For improvements of a capital nature to 22.27 remove barriers and make state-owned 22.28 buildings, programs, and services 22.29 accessible to individuals with 22.30 disabilities, including compliance with 22.31 federal ADA guidelines. The 22.32 commissioner shall determine project 22.33 priorities as appropriate based upon 22.34 need and shall take into consideration 22.35 the recommendations and priorities of 22.36 the council on disability. In 22.37 determining project priorities, the 22.38 commissioner must give lower priority 22.39 to projects in facilities which the 22.40 state intends to demolish, sell, or 22.41 abandon within five years. 22.42 Subd. 4. Renovate Capitol 22.43 Building 7,400,000 22.44 $4,800,000 is to predesign, design, and 22.45 reconstruct the northeast and northwest 22.46 terraces of the capitol building. 22.47 $1,400,000 is to renovate the lantern 22.48 and related structures on the capitol 22.49 dome. 22.50 $1,200,000 is to predesign, design 22.51 construct, furnish, and equip the 22.52 renovation of the capitol cafeteria and 22.53 related spaces. 22.54 The balance of the appropriation in 22.55 this subdivision that is not needed for 22.56 the projects specified may be used for 22.57 other structural stabilization projects 22.58 at the capitol or to improve the 22.59 capitol mall. 22.60 Subd. 5. Transportation 22.61 Building Phase IV 5,525,000 23.1 To continue life safety renovation at 23.2 the transportation building in St. Paul. 23.3 This renovation is to include new 23.4 heating, ventilation, and air 23.5 conditioning systems, elevators, 23.6 lighting, windows, and raised floors. 23.7 This appropriation is from the trunk 23.8 highway fund. 23.9 Account balances from previous 23.10 appropriations for earlier phases of 23.11 this continuing project may be used for 23.12 phase IV. 23.13 Subd. 6. Renovate Capitol 23.14 Area Elevators 1,500,000 23.15 To improve, upgrade, and modify 23.16 existing elevator equipment in the 23.17 capitol area. 23.18 Subd. 7. Agency Relocation 3,735,000 23.19 $1,670,000 is from the general fund to 23.20 relocate the print communications, 23.21 micrographics, and travel management 23.22 divisions of the department of 23.23 administration into a new support 23.24 services facility, and to relocate the 23.25 department of human rights, the driver 23.26 and vehicle services division of the 23.27 department of public safety, the 23.28 department of labor and industry in St. 23.29 Cloud, and the department of human 23.30 services in St. Cloud. 23.31 $116,000 is from the general fund to 23.32 complete the move of the Minnesota 23.33 historical society to the state history 23.34 center. 23.35 $25,000 is from the general fund for 23.36 unanticipated moving expenses. 23.37 $1,389,000 is from the trunk highway 23.38 fund for the partial relocation of the 23.39 department of transportation. 23.40 $535,000 is from the highway user tax 23.41 distribution fund to relocate the 23.42 driver and vehicle services division of 23.43 the department of public safety. 23.44 Subd. 8. Revenue Facilities 23.45 Design 1,950,000 23.46 To design new revenue department 23.47 facilities. $1,450,000 of this 23.48 appropriation is not available until 23.49 the report required by subdivision 10 23.50 has been completed. Notwithstanding 23.51 Minnesota Statutes, section 15.50, 23.52 subdivision 2, paragraph (e), plans for 23.53 the building need not be selected 23.54 through a design competition. 23.55 The plans for the facilities for the 23.56 department of revenue may provide for 23.57 two or more buildings in separate 23.58 locations. The principal 24.1 administrative offices of the 24.2 department must be located in or near 24.3 the capitol area. Other operations may 24.4 be located outside of the capitol area 24.5 as appropriate and conveniently 24.6 situated for efficient operations of 24.7 the department. 24.8 The design development phase of the 24.9 revenue department building project 24.10 must include an analysis of the cost, 24.11 benefit, and operational feasibility of 24.12 relocating revenue department jobs to 24.13 areas in greater Minnesota. 24.14 Subd. 9. Support Services 24.15 Facility 2,000,000 24.16 To acquire land for print 24.17 communications, micrographics, records 24.18 center, and central stores. This 24.19 appropriation is not available until 24.20 the report required by subdivision 10 24.21 has been completed. 24.22 Subd. 10. Evaluate Capitol Area 24.23 Office Building Construction Plans 125,000 24.24 This appropriation is from the general 24.25 fund to the legislative coordinating 24.26 commission to evaluate the projects in 24.27 subdivisions 8 to 9 and how they fit 24.28 into the master plan for construction 24.29 of office buildings in the capitol 24.30 area. The evaluation must determine 24.31 the added costs and benefits, if any, 24.32 of building in the St. Paul central 24.33 business district over building in the 24.34 capitol complex. The evaluation must 24.35 be completed and reported to the chairs 24.36 of the senate finance and house ways 24.37 and means and capital investment 24.38 committees by October 15, 1996. This 24.39 appropriation is available until June 24.40 30, 1997. 24.41 In addition, the evaluation must 24.42 include an independent cost analysis of 24.43 the projects upon completion of the 24.44 construction drawings. The analysis 24.45 must be reported to the legislature and 24.46 approved before the commissioner of 24.47 administration may advertise for bids 24.48 on construction of any of the projects. 24.49 Subd. 11. Korean War Memorial 250,000 24.50 For design and construction of a Korean 24.51 war veterans memorial on the capitol 24.52 mall. In creating the memorial, the 24.53 commissioner may accept money from 24.54 nonstate sources. The design is 24.55 subject to approval by the capitol area 24.56 architectural and planning board. 24.57 Subd. 12. Robotics and Technical 24.58 Training Facility 5,000,000 24.59 This appropriation is from the general 24.60 fund to predesign, design, and 24.61 construct, a technical training and 25.1 classroom facility in St. Paul for 25.2 training in the use of robotics methods 25.3 in manufacturing and other subjects. 25.4 The facility shall be owned by the 25.5 state. It shall be managed to promote 25.6 the best interests of all parties 25.7 involved by a four-member board of 25.8 directors consisting of the 25.9 commissioner of administration and the 25.10 chancellor of the Minnesota state 25.11 colleges and universities or their 25.12 designees, and representatives of the 25.13 United Auto Workers local 879 and the 25.14 Ford Motor Company. The board may 25.15 delegate on-site management to Ford 25.16 Motor Company. This appropriation is 25.17 subject to negotiation of a use 25.18 agreement between the commissioner and 25.19 Ford Motor Company. The appropriation 25.20 is also contingent upon a match of at 25.21 least $1,600,000 of nonstate money. 25.22 The agreement shall include provisions 25.23 for equipment, maintenance, and 25.24 management of the facility. The 25.25 agreement shall provide for at least 20 25.26 percent use and access for students in 25.27 Minnesota state college and university 25.28 programs at no charge to the state over 25.29 the life of the agreement. The term of 25.30 the agreement shall be 25 years. The 25.31 commissioner shall consult with the 25.32 chancellor in negotiating the 25.33 educational provisions of the use 25.34 agreement. 25.35 Sec. 14. AMATEUR SPORTS 25.36 COMMISSION 25.37 Subdivision 1. To the amateur 25.38 sports commission for the purposes 25.39 specified in this section 21,600,000 25.40 Subd. 2. Ice Center Grants 8,000,000 25.41 (a) $6,500,000 is for grants of up to 25.42 $250,000 each to construct new ice 25.43 arenas and renovate existing arenas 25.44 throughout the state, according to 25.45 criteria in Minnesota Statutes, section 25.46 240A.09. 25.47 (b) $500,000 is for renovation grants 25.48 for arenas that are at least 20 years 25.49 old, which may be in amounts up to 25.50 $125,000. 25.51 (c) All new and renovated facilities 25.52 receiving grants must be publicly 25.53 owned. Projects receiving grants from 25.54 appropriations in items (a) and (b) are 25.55 exempt from the requirements of 25.56 Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335. 25.57 (d) $1,000,000 of this amount may be 25.58 used only for a national curling center 25.59 in the Virginia, Mountain Iron, 25.60 Gilbert, and Eveleth area. The 25.61 facility may only be constructed after 25.62 endorsement by a national governing 25.63 body member of the United States 25.64 Olympic Committee. 26.1 Subd. 3. Land Acquisition 26.2 at National Sports Center 400,000 26.3 This appropriation is to acquire land 26.4 at the national sports center in Blaine 26.5 and related development costs of fees, 26.6 landscaping, parking, road access, and 26.7 construction needed to meet code 26.8 requirements. 26.9 Subd. 4. Ski Jump 500,000 26.10 For design, construction, and equipping 26.11 of a K70 ski jump in the Hyland 26.12 Hills/Bush Lake ski area. 26.13 Subd. 5. National Inner City Center 3,400,000 26.14 (a) For a grant to special school 26.15 district No. 1, Minneapolis, for an 26.16 urban sports facility, to be owned by 26.17 the district. The facility must be 26.18 located on land owned by the district. 26.19 (b) This appropriation is contingent on 26.20 the following: 26.21 (1) the commission has determined that 26.22 nonstate money in the amount of not 26.23 less than $8,000,000 has been committed 26.24 by nonstate sources for construction on 26.25 adjacent property of an integrated 26.26 community facility with a day care 26.27 center, a natatorium, and other sports 26.28 facilities to be owned and operated by 26.29 a nonprofit entity and providing sports 26.30 and community programming for urban 26.31 at-risk youth; and 26.32 (2) the nonprofit entity has agreed to 26.33 manage and operate the sports facility 26.34 and to pay all operating expenses at no 26.35 cost to the commission under a 26.36 management agreement complying with the 26.37 requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 26.38 section 16A.695. 26.39 Subd. 6. National Volleyball Center 2,300,000 26.40 For a grant to the city of Rochester to 26.41 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 26.42 national volleyball center, to be 26.43 located on land owned by the city. 26.44 This grant is contingent upon a local 26.45 match of at least $2,300,000 from 26.46 nonstate sources. The facility may be 26.47 constructed only after endorsement by a 26.48 national governing body member of the 26.49 United States Olympic Committee. 26.50 Subd. 7. Mariucci Ice 26.51 and Tennis Facility 7,000,000 26.52 To the board of regents of the 26.53 University of Minnesota to predesign, 26.54 design, construct, and equip a new 26.55 facility adjacent to Mariucci arena on 26.56 the Minneapolis campus to include an 26.57 ice sheet and tennis courts. 26.58 Sec. 15. MILITARY AFFAIRS 27.1 Subdivision 1. To the adjutant 27.2 general or another named officer for the 27.3 purposes specified in this section 1,120,000 27.4 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 500,000 27.5 To the commissioner of administration 27.6 to be spent in accordance with 27.7 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 27.8 The commissioner shall give priority to 27.9 replacement and repair of roofs. 27.10 Subd. 3. Renovation of 27.11 Kitchen Facilities 400,000 27.12 To renovate kitchen facilities at 27.13 national guard training and community 27.14 centers in Thief River Falls, Wadena, 27.15 Willmar, Redwood Falls, Pine City, 27.16 Pipestone, Red Wing, Fergus Falls, 27.17 Hastings, and Sauk Centre. This 27.18 appropriation is exempt from the 27.19 requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 27.20 section 16B.335. 27.21 Subd. 4. Armory Facility and Ramp 220,000 27.22 This appropriation is from the general 27.23 fund to the commissioner of 27.24 administration for purchasing options 27.25 for land for a military affairs 27.26 facility and parking ramp in the 27.27 capitol area as defined in Minnesota 27.28 statutes, section 15.50. For this 27.29 purpose, the commissioner of 27.30 administration may also use 27.31 unencumbered balances of prior land 27.32 acquisition appropriations to the 27.33 commissioner. 27.34 Sec. 16. CORRECTIONS 27.35 Subdivision 1. To the 27.36 commissioner of administration for 27.37 the purposes specified in this section 94,154,000 27.38 It is the policy of the state to 27.39 convert existing, surplus state 27.40 property for use as correctional 27.41 facilities, rather than construct new 27.42 facilities, whenever surplus state 27.43 property is available, appropriate, and 27.44 cost-effective for conversion. 27.45 Conversion of existing facilities 27.46 recycles buildings and materials, and 27.47 provides opportunities for current and 27.48 former state employees to continue 27.49 their careers without the total 27.50 disruption that relocation entails. 27.51 The commissioners of corrections and 27.52 human services shall evaluate the St. 27.53 Peter Regional Treatment Center 27.54 facilities as potential sites for 27.55 correction facilities, and shall report 27.56 their findings to the legislature by 27.57 February 1, 1997. 27.58 The commissioners of administration and 27.59 corrections and the adjutant general 27.60 must evaluate the feasibility of using 28.1 vacant or underutilized facilities at 28.2 Camp Ripley as a correctional 28.3 facility. The commissioners and the 28.4 adjutant general must report the 28.5 results of the facility evaluation to 28.6 the legislature by February 1, 1997. 28.7 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 1,750,000 28.8 To be spent in accordance with 28.9 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 28.10 Subd. 3. New Facility 89,000,000 28.11 To complete design and to construct, 28.12 furnish, and equip a new close-custody 28.13 correctional facility to provide at 28.14 least 800 beds. 28.15 The commissioner of administration 28.16 shall develop a design alternative to 28.17 bid and construct one of the six 28.18 residential pods at the new facility to 28.19 accommodate two inmates per cell. This 28.20 would result in a total of 680 single 28.21 occupancy close-custody cells, and 136 28.22 medium-custody double occupancy cells. 28.23 The commissioner of administration may 28.24 use construction delivery methods as 28.25 may be appropriate to minimize the cost 28.26 of the facility and maximize the 28.27 construction time savings. 28.28 Before final contract documents for 28.29 this project are advertised for 28.30 construction bids, the commissioners of 28.31 administration and corrections shall 28.32 certify to the chairs of the senate 28.33 finance committee, the senate crime 28.34 prevention finance division, the house 28.35 ways and means committee, the house 28.36 judiciary finance committee, and the 28.37 house capital investment committee that 28.38 the program scope of the project has 28.39 not increased since the project budget 28.40 was reviewed in accordance with 28.41 Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335. 28.42 Upon receipt and evaluation of 28.43 construction bids and before awarding 28.44 contracts for the construction phase of 28.45 the project, the commissioner of 28.46 administration shall provide the bids 28.47 and evaluation to the chairs of the 28.48 senate finance committee and the house 28.49 ways and means committee and the chairs 28.50 of the policy committees and finance 28.51 divisions having jurisdiction over 28.52 criminal justice policy. Within 14 28.53 days after receiving them, the chairs 28.54 shall advise the commissioner on which 28.55 design should be constructed. 28.56 If the chairs advise the 952-bed 28.57 option, but the legislature does not 28.58 appropriate by April 15, 1997, any 28.59 additional money that may be needed to 28.60 complete the project with that option, 28.61 the commissioner shall award the bids 28.62 for the 800-bed single-cell 29.1 close-custody facility in order to 29.2 avoid delays that would further 29.3 escalate the cost of the project. 29.4 Upon receipt and evaluation of 29.5 construction bids and before awarding 29.6 contracts for the construction phase of 29.7 the project, the commissioners of 29.8 administration and finance shall inform 29.9 the same committee chairs of the 29.10 project budget necessary to complete 29.11 that portion of the project. Any 29.12 portion of this appropriation that 29.13 exceeds the project budget shall be 29.14 unallotted by the commissioner of 29.15 finance. 29.16 By February 1 of each year, the 29.17 commissioner shall report to the chairs 29.18 of the house judiciary committee and 29.19 senate crime prevention committee on 29.20 efforts to recruit a workforce for the 29.21 correctional facility that is 29.22 proportional to the protected groups in 29.23 the inmate population, the results of 29.24 the efforts, and recommendations for 29.25 achieving the goal of proportional 29.26 representation of protected class 29.27 employees in relation to the inmate 29.28 population. 29.29 Subd. 4. Bed Expansion for 29.30 Geriatric Inmates - Ah Gwah Ching 700,000 29.31 To predesign, design, remodel, 29.32 construct, furnish, and equip new space 29.33 for 100 beds for geriatric inmates and 29.34 inmates with special medical needs at 29.35 the Minnesota correctional facility - 29.36 Ah Gwah Ching. 29.37 The commissioners of corrections and 29.38 human services must enter into 29.39 agreements to establish the 29.40 correctional facility at Ah Gwah Ching 29.41 with appropriations available for this 29.42 purpose. 29.43 Subd. 5. Inmate 29.44 Bed Expansion - Brainerd 1,500,000 29.45 For capital improvements to the 29.46 Brainerd regional human services center 29.47 to establish a correctional facility 29.48 for medium and minimum security inmates 29.49 and to establish a special unit for 29.50 inmates with medical needs. 29.51 Subd. 6. Minnesota Correctional 29.52 Facility - Lino Lakes 500,000 29.53 For predesign and design of a 29.54 segregation unit for 80 medium security 29.55 beds. 29.56 Subd. 7. Minnesota Correctional 29.57 Facility - Red Wing 29.58 By February 15, 1997, the commissioner 29.59 of corrections shall report to the 29.60 chairs of the house of representatives 30.1 and senate committees having 30.2 jurisdiction over criminal justice 30.3 funding on the advisability of 30.4 converting the Minnesota correctional 30.5 facility at Red Wing to a minimum 30.6 security facility for adults. 30.7 Subd. 8. Third Judicial District 30.8 Regional Juvenile Treatment Center-Rochester 680,000 30.9 For a grant to Olmsted county. The 30.10 grant is to design, remodel, equip, and 30.11 furnish building No. 7 on the campus of 30.12 the former Rochester State Hospital. 30.13 The remodeled building is to be used 30.14 for juvenile sex offenders and 30.15 predelinquent or delinquent youths as a 30.16 part of an integrated, comprehensive 30.17 juvenile services model for the third 30.18 judicial district. For purposes of 30.19 this grant, Olmsted county is the 30.20 fiscal agent for participating counties. 30.21 Subd. 9. Braham Site Costs Grant 24,000 30.22 For a grant to reimburse the city of 30.23 Braham for costs incurred in attempting 30.24 to qualify as a site for a new state 30.25 correctional facility for male 30.26 offenders. Reimbursable costs include 30.27 but are not limited to planning 30.28 expenses, site analysis, purchase of 30.29 land options, legal services, 30.30 engineering surveys, and water and 30.31 sewer utility extensions. This 30.32 appropriation is from the general fund. 30.33 Sec. 17. HUMAN SERVICES 30.34 Subdivision 1. To the 30.35 commissioner of administration for the 30.36 purposes specified in this section 8,807,000 30.37 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 1,000,000 30.38 To be spent in accordance with 30.39 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 30.40 The commissioner of administration 30.41 shall give priority to replacement and 30.42 repair of roofs and fire alarm systems. 30.43 Subd. 3. Anoka Metro Regional 30.44 Treatment Center 322,000 30.45 For predesign and design of 30.46 improvements to the existing 30.47 residential, program, clinical, and 30.48 ancillary support areas in the Miller 30.49 building. 30.50 Subd. 4. Brainerd Regional 30.51 Human Services Center 1,500,000 30.52 To improve and upgrade heating, 30.53 ventilation, cooling, air conditioning, 30.54 and electrical systems in the most 30.55 critical residential areas at the 30.56 center as determined by the 30.57 commissioner of human services. 30.58 Subd. 5. Cambridge Regional 31.1 Human Services Center 3,400,000 31.2 This appropriation is to demolish 31.3 existing buildings and design, 31.4 construct, and equip new facilities for 31.5 the first 36 out of 72 beds proposed 31.6 for the Minnesota extended treatment 31.7 option (METO) program; to renovate the 31.8 auditorium building for recreational 31.9 and program activities; and to renovate 31.10 the laundry building for work activity 31.11 programs. 31.12 Subd. 6. Fergus Falls Regional 31.13 Treatment Center Renovation Predesign 85,000 31.14 For predesign of improvements to 31.15 upgrade and consolidate residential, 31.16 program, and ancillary services at the 31.17 Fergus Falls campus. 31.18 Subd. 7. Willmar Regional Treatment Center 31.19 Residential and Program Space Remodeling 2,500,000 31.20 For design and renovation of buildings 31.21 1 and 7 for use as an adolescent 31.22 treatment unit at the Willmar regional 31.23 treatment center. 31.24 Sec. 18. VETERANS HOMES BOARD 31.25 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner of 31.26 administration for the purposes specified 31.27 in this section 740,000 31.28 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 500,000 31.29 To be spent in accordance with 31.30 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 31.31 The commissioner shall give priority to 31.32 elimination or containment of hazardous 31.33 substances at facilities operated by 31.34 the veterans homes board, and to 31.35 acquisition and installation of an 31.36 emergency generator at the Hastings 31.37 veterans home. 31.38 Subd. 3. Silver Bay Dementia Unit 240,000 31.39 To design, construct, furnish, and 31.40 equip an addition to the Silver Bay 31.41 veterans home to be used for a day 31.42 room, activity area, and wander area 31.43 for dementia and alzheimer patients. 31.44 Sec. 19. TRANSPORTATION 31.45 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 31.46 of transportation for the purposes 31.47 specified in this section 49,639,000 31.48 Subd. 2. Port Development Assistance 31.49 Program 3,000,000 31.50 For port improvement projects to 31.51 repair, construct, and improve terminal 31.52 structures, equipment, and access as 31.53 authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 31.54 chapter 457A. Grants awarded under 31.55 this subdivision are contingent upon a 31.56 $4 state to $1 local match. The grants 32.1 must be made to political subdivisions 32.2 or port authorities for capital 32.3 improvements. Any improvements made 32.4 with the proceeds of these grants must 32.5 be publicly owned. 32.6 Subd. 3. Metro Public Safety Radio 32.7 System 15,000,000 32.8 $7,500,000 of this appropriation is 32.9 from the trunk highway fund. 32.10 This appropriation is to construct the 32.11 initial backbone of the metropolitan 32.12 regionwide public safety radio 32.13 communications system described in 32.14 Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.891 to 32.15 473.905. The appropriation is not 32.16 available until the commissioner of 32.17 finance has determined that the amount 32.18 necessary to complete the initial 32.19 backbone has been committed by other 32.20 sources. The other sources may include 32.21 the $10,000,000 of bonds supported by 32.22 appropriations from the 911 emergency 32.23 telephone service fee account in the 32.24 state government special revenue fund 32.25 and the $3,000,000 of bonds supported 32.26 by the full faith and credit and taxing 32.27 powers of the metropolitan council that 32.28 are authorized by Minnesota Statutes, 32.29 sections 473.891 to 473.905, as well as 32.30 contributions from other nonstate 32.31 sources. 32.32 Subd. 4. Local Bridge 32.33 Replacement and Rehabilitation 10,000,000 32.34 This appropriation is from the state 32.35 transportation fund as provided in 32.36 Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 32.37 match federal funds and to replace or 32.38 rehabilitate local deficient bridges. 32.39 Political subdivisions may use grants 32.40 made under this section to construct or 32.41 reconstruct bridges, including: 32.42 (1) matching federal-aid grants to 32.43 construct or reconstruct key bridges; 32.44 (2) paying the costs of preliminary 32.45 engineering and environmental studies 32.46 authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 32.47 section 174.50, subdivision 6a; 32.48 (3) paying the costs to abandon an 32.49 existing bridge that is deficient and 32.50 in need of replacement, but where no 32.51 replacement will be made; and 32.52 (4) paying the costs to construct a 32.53 road or street to facilitate the 32.54 abandonment of an existing bridge 32.55 determined by the commissioner to be 32.56 deficient, if the commissioner 32.57 determines that construction of the 32.58 road or street is more cost-efficient 32.59 than the replacement of the existing 32.60 bridge. 33.1 Subd. 5. Trunk Highway 33.2 Facility Projects 20,454,000 33.3 This appropriation is from the trunk 33.4 highway fund. 33.5 (1) For construction documents, construction, 33.6 furnishing, and equipping of Bemidji 33.7 headquarters building to replace the existing 33.8 facility. The new facility will house the district 33.9 staff, support services, design, construction, 33.10 right-of-way, materials engineering, maintenance, 33.11 radio shop, inventory center, vehicle maintenance, 33.12 vehicle storage, bridge maintenance, and building 33.13 services 9,000,000 33.14 (2) Repair, replace, construct, or develop 33.15 additions to chemical and salt storage buildings 33.16 at 29 department of transportation locations 33.17 statewide 1,000,000 33.18 (3) For schematic design, design 33.19 development, construction documents, construction, 33.20 furnishing, and equipping of an addition to the 33.21 Rochester district office and state patrol center 1,260,000 33.22 (4) Construct, furnish, and equip a new 33.23 equipment storage building on a new site in 33.24 Pipestone to replace the existing facility 520,000 33.25 (5) Construct, furnish, and equip a new 33.26 equipment storage building on a new site in 33.27 Deer Lake to combine and replace existing 33.28 operations at Togo and Effie 644,000 33.29 (6) Construct, furnish, and equip a new 33.30 equipment storage building on a new site in 33.31 Rushford to replace the existing facility 663,000 33.32 (7) For construction documents, construction, 33.33 furnishing, and equipping of an addition to the 33.34 central services building at Fort Snelling for 33.35 heated storage 855,000 33.36 (8) Schematic design, design development, 33.37 and construction documents for projects 33.38 at Duluth, St. Cloud, Jordan, Fort Snelling, 33.39 Golden Valley, and a new record building 677,000 33.40 (9) Design, construction, equipping, and 33.41 furnishing of an addition to the Garrison truck 33.42 station and related improvements 206,000 33.43 (10) For construction documents, construction, 33.44 furnishing, and equipping of an addition 33.45 to the Hastings truck station 1,362,000 33.46 (11) Construct, furnish, and equip a new 33.47 equipment storage building on a new site in 33.48 Gaylord to replace the existing facility 680,000 33.49 (12) Remove asbestos from various 33.50 department of transportation buildings statewide 200,000 33.51 (13) Construct, furnish, and equip a new 33.52 equipment storage building on a new site 33.53 in Hibbing to replace the existing facility. 33.54 Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.33, does not 33.55 apply to this project 1,237,000 33.56 (14) Design, construction, equipping, and 34.1 furnishing of an addition to the Long 34.2 Prairie truck station and related improvements 215,000 34.3 (15) Design, construction, equipping, and 34.4 furnishing of an addition to the Forest 34.5 Lake truck station and related improvements 451,000 34.6 (16) Design, construction, equipping, and 34.7 furnishing of an addition to the Erskine 34.8 truck station and related improvements 300,000 34.9 (17) Construct, furnish, and equip class 34.10 II safety rest areas in Fillmore county, 34.11 Cook county, and Kanabec county 120,000 34.12 (18) Construct pole-type storage buildings 34.13 at department of transportation locations 34.14 throughout the state 350,000 34.15 (19) Land acquisition at Fort Snelling 34.16 next to the central services complex when 34.17 it is made available as surplus property 34.18 by the federal government 200,000 34.19 (20) Design, construction, equipping, and 34.20 furnishing of an addition to the Dilworth 34.21 truck station and related improvements 514,000 34.22 (21) Clauses (1) to (20) 34.23 are exempt from the requirements 34.24 of Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335. 34.25 (22) The money for a project in 34.26 this section is available only if 34.27 not funded in another law enacted 34.28 in 1996. 34.29 Subd. 6. Drivers' Examination 34.30 Stations 1,185,000 34.31 This appropriation is from the trunk 34.32 highway fund to the commissioner of 34.33 transportation for capital improvements 34.34 to license exam stations, grounds, and 34.35 facilities at Arden Hills, Eagan, and 34.36 Plymouth. 34.37 Sec. 20. HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 34.38 Subdivision 1. (a) To the commissioner 34.39 of the housing finance agency for building 34.40 construction and rehabilitation or financing 34.41 of building construction and rehabilitation 34.42 for the purposes specified in this section 3,500,000 34.43 (b) At least 25 percent of the total 34.44 appropriation under this section, 34.45 except those grants made under the 34.46 neighborhood land trust program, must 34.47 utilize youthbuild, Minnesota Statutes, 34.48 sections 268.361 to 268.367, or other 34.49 youth employment and training programs 34.50 to do the labor portion of the 34.51 construction. Eligible programs must 34.52 consult with appropriate labor 34.53 organizations to deliver education and 34.54 training. In making grants under this 34.55 section, the commissioner shall use a 34.56 request for proposal process. 34.57 Subd. 2. Grants for Transitional 35.1 Housing Loans for Families, Homeless 35.2 Youth, and Battered Women 2,500,000 35.3 To the commissioner of the housing 35.4 finance agency for the purpose of 35.5 making transitional housing loans, 35.6 including loans for housing for 35.7 homeless youths, homeless families, and 35.8 battered women to local government 35.9 units authorized under Minnesota 35.10 Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 35.11 2. 35.12 Subd. 3. Neighborhood Land 35.13 Trust Program 1,000,000 35.14 To the Minnesota housing finance 35.15 agency's local government unit housing 35.16 account established in Minnesota 35.17 Statutes, section 462A.202, for loans 35.18 with or without interest to a city to 35.19 purchase or acquire land and buildings 35.20 for purposes of the neighborhood land 35.21 trust program under Minnesota Statutes, 35.22 sections 462A.30 and 462A.31, upon 35.23 terms and conditions the agency 35.24 determines. 35.25 Sec. 21. ECONOMIC SECURITY 3,500,000 35.26 To the commissioner of economic 35.27 security for grants to state agencies 35.28 and political subdivisions to construct 35.29 or rehabilitate facilities for Head 35.30 Start or other early childhood learning 35.31 programs, for crisis nurseries, or for 35.32 child visitation centers under 35.33 Minnesota Statutes, section 268.917, 35.34 and for drop-in centers, recreational 35.35 space, and other facilities to serve 35.36 homeless youth under new Minnesota 35.37 Statutes, section 268.918. 35.38 Grants for early childhood learning 35.39 programs may be committed so that 35.40 recipients may leverage the grants to 35.41 obtain other money for the program. 35.42 No project for homeless youth 35.43 facilities may receive a grant of more 35.44 than $250,000. 35.45 At least 25 percent, up to $50,000, of 35.46 each grant under this section must 35.47 utilize youthbuild, Minnesota Statutes, 35.48 sections 268.361 to 268.367, or other 35.49 youth employment and training programs 35.50 to do the labor portion of the 35.51 construction. Eligible programs must 35.52 consult with appropriate labor 35.53 organizations to deliver education and 35.54 training. In making grants under this 35.55 section, the commissioner shall use a 35.56 request for proposal process. 35.57 Sec. 22. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 35.58 Subdivision 1. To the Minnesota 35.59 historical society for the purposes 35.60 specified in this section 5,950,000 36.1 Subd. 2. Historic Site 36.2 Preservation and Repair 3,000,000 36.3 For capital repair, reconstruction, or 36.4 replacement of deferred maintenance 36.5 needs at state historic sites, 36.6 buildings, exhibits, markers, and 36.7 monuments, including restoration of the 36.8 fire tower at the forest history 36.9 center. The society shall determine 36.10 project priorities as appropriate based 36.11 on need. 36.12 Subd. 3. Historic Site 36.13 Network Master Planning 300,000 36.14 For updating of master plans for the 36.15 state historic sites network. This 36.16 appropriation is from the general fund 36.17 and is available until June 30, 1998. 36.18 Subd. 4. County and Local 36.19 Preservation Projects 750,000 36.20 To be allocated to county and local 36.21 jurisdictions as matching money for 36.22 historic preservation projects of a 36.23 capital nature. Grant recipients must 36.24 be public entities and must match state 36.25 funds on at least an equal basis. The 36.26 facilities must be publicly owned. 36.27 Subd. 5. 1879 Sibley County 36.28 Courthouse Restoration 250,000 36.29 For a grant to the city of Henderson 36.30 for the restoration, and life safety 36.31 and handicapped accessibility 36.32 upgrading, of the 1879 Sibley County 36.33 Courthouse in preparation for its use 36.34 as the Joseph R. Brown Interpretive 36.35 Center. 36.36 Subd. 6. St. Anthony Falls 36.37 Heritage Zone Implementation 1,000,000 36.38 For a grant to the St. Anthony Falls 36.39 heritage board for capital improvements 36.40 to implement the comprehensive 36.41 interpretive development plan for the 36.42 historic resources of the St. Anthony 36.43 Falls historic district. 36.44 Subd. 7. Battle Point 500,000 36.45 For a grant to independent school 36.46 district No. 115, Cass Lake-Bena, for 36.47 capital improvements at the Battle 36.48 Point historic site. This 36.49 appropriation may be supplemented with 36.50 money from other sources. 36.51 Subd. 8. Pickwick Mill 150,000 36.52 For a grant to Winona county for 36.53 renovation of the historic Pickwick 36.54 Mill. 36.55 Sec. 23. PUBLIC SERVICE 4,000,000 36.56 To the commissioner of finance for the 37.1 energy conservation investment loan 37.2 program in the department of public 37.3 service under Minnesota Statutes, 37.4 section 216C.37. 37.5 Sec. 24. GRANTS TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS 37.6 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner of 37.7 administration for the purposes specified 37.8 in this section 69,410,000 37.9 Subd. 2. Austin School District No. 492 975,000 37.10 For a grant to independent school 37.11 district No. 492, Austin, to construct 37.12 a television transmitter in the 37.13 Rushford area to broadcast the signal 37.14 of public television station KSMQ-TV 37.15 into Fillmore, Houston, and Winona 37.16 counties, subject to Minnesota 37.17 Statutes, section 16A.695. 37.18 Subd. 3. Family Practice Residency 37.19 Program Grant 1,400,000 37.20 For a grant to the city of Duluth for 37.21 Miller-Dwan hospital, the 37.22 establishment, administration, 37.23 management, maintenance, improvement, 37.24 and financing of which is authorized 37.25 under Laws 1994, chapter 471. The 37.26 grant is for remodeling a clinic 37.27 building used by a family practice 37.28 residency program that places 37.29 two-thirds of its graduates in 37.30 Minnesota communities outside the 37.31 seven-county metropolitan area. The 37.32 grant is contingent upon a local match 37.33 of $1 for each $2 of state money. 37.34 Subd. 4. Farmamerica 400,000 37.35 For a grant to Farmamerica in Waseca 37.36 county for signage and for hard 37.37 surfacing of walkways, trails, and 37.38 roads related to the Farmamerica 37.39 facility. 37.40 Subd. 5. Headwaters Science Grant 200,000 37.41 For a grant to the city of Bemidji for 37.42 predesign and design of the headwaters 37.43 science center. 37.44 Subd. 6. Lake Superior Center 10,000,000 37.45 For a grant to the Lake Superior Center 37.46 authority for costs to design, 37.47 construct, furnish, and equip the Lake 37.48 Superior Center in Duluth. All land, 37.49 buildings, and capital assets must be 37.50 owned by the Lake Superior Center 37.51 authority. This appropriation is not 37.52 available until the commissioner of 37.53 administration has received commitments 37.54 from the city of Duluth that the city 37.55 will secure money from nonstate sources 37.56 to pay the operating costs of the Lake 37.57 Superior Center, if necessary. This 37.58 appropriation is not available until 37.59 the commissioner of administration has 38.1 also determined that the match required 38.2 in Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 2, 38.3 subdivision 10, of $8,000,000 from 38.4 federal or nonstate sources, has been 38.5 committed and that an additional 38.6 $3,500,000 from nonstate sources has 38.7 been committed to the project. 38.8 Subd. 7. Lake Superior 38.9 Zoological Gardens 1,500,000 38.10 For a grant to the city of Duluth for 38.11 the purpose of constructing an animal 38.12 containment facility and new exhibits 38.13 at the Lake Superior Zoological Gardens. 38.14 Subd. 8. Lyn/Lake/Jungle 38.15 Theatre Performing Arts Center 335,000 38.16 For a grant to Hennepin county to 38.17 design, construct, furnish, and equip 38.18 the Lyn/Lake/Jungle Theatre community 38.19 performing arts center, subject to 38.20 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. 38.21 This appropriation is not available 38.22 until the commissioner has determined 38.23 that at least $1,630,000 has been 38.24 committed by nonstate sources to 38.25 complete the Lyn/Lake/Jungle Theatre. 38.26 Subd. 9. Milwaukee Road 38.27 Depot in Montevideo 500,000 38.28 For a grant to the city of Montevideo 38.29 to restore the Milwaukee Road Depot in 38.30 Montevideo. 38.31 Subd. 10. Minneapolis Convention Center 12,000,000 38.32 For a grant to the city of Minneapolis 38.33 for land acquisition and related site 38.34 acquisition costs related to expansion 38.35 of the Minneapolis convention center. 38.36 The city shall utilize this grant in 38.37 such a way as not to compel the 38.38 legislature in any way to be required 38.39 to provide subsequent appropriations 38.40 for this project. 38.41 As a condition of this grant, the city 38.42 of Minneapolis shall provide a report 38.43 to the chairs of the house ways and 38.44 means committee, house capital 38.45 investment committee, senate finance 38.46 committee, and commissioner of finance 38.47 on or before July 1, 1997, which 38.48 describes the long-term financing plan 38.49 for expansion of the convention 38.50 center. This financing plan must 38.51 identify all capital and operating 38.52 costs associated with the expansion 38.53 project and identify sources of 38.54 financing, including alternatives to 38.55 state participation in capital costs 38.56 for the project. 38.57 Subd. 11. Multijurisdictional 38.58 Reinvestment Programs 10,000,000 38.59 For a grant to Hennepin county to carry 39.1 out projects (a), (b), and (c) in 39.2 accordance with the multijurisdictional 39.3 reinvestment program plan established 39.4 as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 39.5 section 383B.79. The amount to be 39.6 spent for each project, if anything, 39.7 may be determined by Hennepin county. 39.8 (a) Humboldt Avenue Project. To 39.9 acquire land for green space connecting 39.10 the campuses of three schools in the 39.11 vicinity of Humboldt Avenue North. 39.12 Development of the green space, which 39.13 will be paid for by Hennepin county, 39.14 will include reclamation of wetland 39.15 amenities for public use and 39.16 construction of a parkway. Hennepin 39.17 county shall consult with and seek 39.18 advice from the affected residents, 39.19 cities, and school districts. 39.20 (b) 29th Street Corridor. To design 39.21 and construct the 29th Street Corridor 39.22 bikeway and trailway and a greenway 39.23 connecting it to the Urban Village 39.24 housing project in Minneapolis. 39.25 (c) Shingle Creek Pond. To develop a 39.26 stormwater retention pond to reduce 39.27 runoff and minimize pollution of 39.28 Shingle Creek. The project must be 39.29 compatible and consistent with a 39.30 comprehensive multijurisdictional 39.31 reinvestment program established under 39.32 Minnesota Statutes, section 383B.79. 39.33 (d) The government jurisdictions 39.34 participating in these projects must 39.35 match in the aggregate the total state 39.36 contribution under this subdivision on 39.37 at least a dollar-for-dollar basis. 39.38 The government jurisdictions, however 39.39 constituted, may use any nonstate money 39.40 under their control to meet the match 39.41 requirement. 39.42 Subd. 12. Prairieland Expo 1,500,000 39.43 (a) For a grant to the southwest 39.44 regional development commission to 39.45 construct, equip, and furnish a 39.46 facility to display, preserve, and 39.47 interpret the history of southwest 39.48 Minnesota, as authorized in Minnesota 39.49 Statutes, section 462.3911. The 39.50 facility is to be known as "Prairieland 39.51 Expo." 39.52 (b) The facility must be owned by the 39.53 southwest regional development 39.54 commission. The southwest regional 39.55 development commission may enter into a 39.56 lease or management contract with an 39.57 entity under Minnesota Statutes, 39.58 section 16A.695, for operation, 39.59 management, and oversight of the 39.60 facility. 39.61 (c) This appropriation is not available 39.62 until the commissioner of 39.63 administration has determined that the 40.1 necessary financing to complete the 40.2 project has been committed by nonstate 40.3 sources, and the commissioner has 40.4 received commitments from the southwest 40.5 regional development commission that 40.6 the commission will secure money from 40.7 nonstate sources to pay the operating 40.8 costs of Prairieland Expo, if necessary. 40.9 Subd. 13. Science Museum 40.10 of Minnesota 30,000,000 40.11 For a grant to the city of St. Paul to 40.12 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 40.13 science museum in St. Paul. 40.14 This appropriation is not available 40.15 until matched by at least $59,000,000 40.16 in nonstate funds and is not available 40.17 until the city of St. Paul has provided 40.18 written evidence of the availability of 40.19 matching funds to the commissioner of 40.20 finance and the commissioner of finance 40.21 has determined that all matching 40.22 requirements of current and prior 40.23 appropriations for this project have 40.24 been met. This is the final state 40.25 appropriation for this project. 40.26 Subd. 14. Stearns County Quarry Park and 40.27 Nature Preserve 250,000 40.28 For a grant to Stearns county to design 40.29 and develop the first phase of this 40.30 park. Eligible project costs include 40.31 site reclamation and capital 40.32 improvements to provide public access 40.33 for trail activities, swimming, scuba, 40.34 rock climbing, ski touring, mountain 40.35 biking, and general outdoor recreation. 40.36 Subd. 15. Voyageur Center 350,000 40.37 For a grant to the city of 40.38 International Falls for the predesign 40.39 and design of an interpretive and 40.40 conference center. The center shall 40.41 provide educational opportunities and 40.42 enhance tourism by presenting 40.43 information and displays which preserve 40.44 and interpret the history of the 40.45 voyageur and related animals, 40.46 emphasizing the importance of the fur 40.47 trade to the history and development of 40.48 the region and the state. The center 40.49 shall include conference facilities. 40.50 The center shall be located in the city 40.51 of International Falls. The city may 40.52 enter into a lease or management 40.53 contract with a nonprofit entity under 40.54 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, 40.55 for operation of the center. In 40.56 developing plans for the facility the 40.57 commissioner must consult with the 40.58 small business development center 40.59 located at Rainy River Community 40.60 College. 40.61 Sec. 25. BOND SALE EXPENSES 608,000 40.62 To the commissioner of finance for bond 41.1 sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 41.2 section 16A.641, subdivision 8. 41.3 Sec. 26. Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, 41.4 article 1, section 13, is amended to read: 41.5 Sec. 23. BOND SALE SCHEDULE 41.6 The commissioner of finance shall 41.7 schedule the sale of state general 41.8 obligation bonds so that, during the 41.9 biennium ending June 30, 1997, no more 41.10 than
$458,704,000$446,840,000 will 41.11 need to be transferred from the general 41.12 fund to the state bond fund to pay 41.13 principal and interest due and to 41.14 become due on outstanding state general 41.15 obligation bonds. During the biennium, 41.16 before each sale of state general 41.17 obligation bonds, the commissioner of 41.18 finance shall calculate the amount of 41.19 debt service payments needed on bonds 41.20 previously issued and shall estimate 41.21 the amount of debt service payments 41.22 that will be needed on the bonds 41.23 scheduled to be sold, the commissioner 41.24 shall adjust the amount of bonds 41.25 scheduled to be sold so as to remain 41.26 within the limit set by this section. 41.27 The amount needed to make the debt 41.28 service payments is appropriated from 41.29 the general fund as provided in 41.30 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641. 41.31 Sec. 27. [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.] 41.32 Subdivision 1. [BOND PROCEEDS FUND.] To provide the money 41.33 appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund the 41.34 commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 41.35 and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $597,110,000 in 41.36 the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 41.37 Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 41.38 Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. 41.39 Subd. 2. [TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 41.40 appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund, the 41.41 commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 41.42 and issue general obligation bonds of the state in an amount up 41.43 to $10,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the 41.44 effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 41.45 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 41.46 4 to 7. The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and 41.47 any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited 41.48 to a bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund. 42.1 Sec. 28. [BOND REAUTHORIZATIONS.] 42.2 The following bond authorizations, which have been reported 42.3 to the legislature according to Minnesota Statutes, section 42.4 16A.642, subdivision 1, are reauthorized, and do not cancel 42.5 under the terms of that subdivision: 42.6 (1) an amount remaining of $7,000,000 for appropriations 42.7 from the state transportation fund for railroad assistance, 42.8 authorized in Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 22; 42.9 (2) an amount remaining of $2,463,442 for appropriations 42.10 from the bond proceeds fund for programs of the rural finance 42.11 authority, authorized in Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 6, 42.12 section 19, subdivision 1; 42.13 (3) an amount remaining of $121,756.89 for appropriations 42.14 from the bond proceeds fund for betterment of state trails, 42.15 authorized in Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 25, subdivision 1; 42.16 and 42.17 (4) an amount remaining of $1,654,993.40 for appropriations 42.18 from the water pollution control fund for wastewater treatment, 42.19 authorized in Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 25, subdivision 5. 42.20 Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 42.21 16A.28, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 42.22 Subd. 5. [PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS.] An appropriation for42.23 permanent improvementsto acquire or better public land or 42.24 buildings or other public improvements of a capital nature, 42.25 including the acquisition of real property does not lapse until 42.26 the purposes of the appropriation are determined by the 42.27 commissioner, after consultation with the affected agencies, to 42.28 be accomplished or abandoned. This subdivision also applies to 42.29 any part of an appropriation for a fiscal year that has been 42.30 requisitioned to acquire real property or construct permanent 42.31 improvements. An appropriation to pay moving expenses lapses at 42.32 the end of the third fiscal year during which it was made 42.33 available. 42.34 Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.632, is 42.35 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 42.36 Subd. 4. [REPORT.] By January 15 of each year the 43.1 commissioner of administration, with respect to each state 43.2 agency, shall submit to the commissioner of finance, the chairs 43.3 of the finance divisions that oversee the appropriations to that 43.4 state agency, and to the chairs of the senate finance committee 43.5 and the house of representatives capital investment committee, a 43.6 list of the projects in the agency that have been funded with 43.7 money from the capital asset preservation and replacement 43.8 account during the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of 43.9 those priority projects for which CAPRA appropriations will be 43.10 sought for the agency in that year's legislative session. 43.11 Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.641, 43.12 subdivision 8, is amended to read: 43.13 Subd. 8. [APPROPRIATION OF PROCEEDS.] (a) The proceeds of 43.14 bonds issued under each law are appropriated for the purposes 43.15 described in the law and in this subdivision. This 43.16 appropriation may never be canceled. 43.17 (b) Before the proceeds are received in the proper special 43.18 fund, the commissioner may transfer to that fund from the 43.19 general fund amounts not exceeding the expected proceeds from 43.20 the next bond sale. The commissioner shall return these amounts 43.21 to the general fund by transferring proceeds when received. The 43.22 amounts of these transfers are appropriated from the general 43.23 fund and from the bond proceeds. 43.24 (c) Actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses of 43.25 employees and all other nonsalary expenses incidental to the 43.26 sale, printing, execution, and delivery of bonds must be paid 43.27 from the proceeds. The proceeds are appropriated for this 43.28 purpose. Bond proceeds must not be used to pay any part of the 43.29 salary of a state employee involved in the sale, printing, 43.30 execution, or delivery of the bonds. 43.31 (d) Bond proceeds remaining in a special fund after the 43.32 purposes for which the bonds were issued are accomplished or 43.33 abandoned, as certified by the head of the agency administering 43.34 the special fund, or as determined by the commissioner, unless 43.35 devoted under the appropriation act to another purpose 43.36 designated in the act, shall be transferred to the state bond 44.1 fund. 44.2 Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.695, is 44.3 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 44.4 Subd. 5. [PROGRAM FUNDING.] Recipients of grants from 44.5 money appropriated from the bond proceeds fund must demonstrate 44.6 to the commissioner of the agency making the grant that the 44.7 recipient has the ability and a plan to fund the program 44.8 intended for the facility. A private nonprofit organization 44.9 that leases or manages a facility acquired or bettered with 44.10 grant money appropriated from the bond proceeds fund must 44.11 demonstrate to the commissioner of the agency making the grant 44.12 that the organization has the ability and a plan to fund the 44.13 program intended for the facility. 44.14 Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16B.24, 44.15 subdivision 6, is amended to read: 44.16 Subd. 6. [PROPERTY RENTAL.] (a) [LEASES.] The 44.17 commissioner shall rent land and other premises when necessary 44.18 for state purposes. Notwithstanding subdivision 6a, paragraph 44.19 (a), the commissioner may lease land or premises for up to ten 44.20 years, subject to cancellation upon 30 days' written notice by 44.21 the state for any reason except rentallease of other 44.22 nonstate-owned land or premises for the same use. The 44.23 commissioner may not rentlease non-state-owned land and 44.24 buildings or substantial portions of land or buildings within 44.25 the capitol area as defined in section 15.50 unless the 44.26 commissioner first consults with the capitol area architectural 44.27 and planning board. If the commissioner enters into a 44.28 lease-purchase agreement for buildings or substantial portions 44.29 of buildings within the capitol area, the commissioner shall 44.30 require that any new construction of non-state-owned buildings 44.31 conform to design guidelines of the capitol area architectural 44.32 and planning board. Lands needed by the department of 44.33 transportation for storage of vehicles or road materials may 44.34 be rentedleased for five years or less, such leases for terms 44.35 over two years being subject to cancellation upon 30 days 44.36 written notice by the state for any reason except rentallease 45.1 of other nonstate-owned land or premises for the same use. An 45.2 agency or department head must consult with the chairs of the 45.3 house appropriations and senate finance committees before 45.4 entering into any agreement that would cause an agency's rental 45.5 costs to increase by ten percent or more per square foot or 45.6 would increase the number of square feet of office space rented 45.7 by the agency by 25 percent or more in any fiscal year. 45.8 (b) [USE VACANT PUBLIC SPACE.] No agency may initiate or 45.9 renew a lease for space for its own use in a private building 45.10 unless the commissioner has thoroughly investigated presently 45.11 vacant space in public buildings, such as closed school 45.12 buildings, and found that none is available or use of the space 45.13 is not feasible, prudent, and cost-effective compared with 45.14 available alternatives. 45.15 (c) [PREFERENCE FOR CERTAIN BUILDINGS.] For needs beyond 45.16 those which can be accommodated in state-owned buildings, the 45.17 commissioner shall acquire and utilize space in suitable 45.18 buildings of historical, architectural, or cultural significance 45.19 for the purposes of this subdivision unless use of that space is 45.20 not feasible, prudent and cost-effective compared with available 45.21 alternatives. Buildings are of historical, architectural, or 45.22 cultural significance if they are listed on the national 45.23 register of historic places, designated by a state or county 45.24 historical society, or designated by a municipal preservation 45.25 commission. 45.26 (d) [RECYCLING SPACE.] Leases for space of 30 days or more 45.27 for 5,000 square feet or more must require that space be 45.28 provided for recyclable materials. 45.29 Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16B.24, 45.30 subdivision 6a, is amended to read: 45.31 Subd. 6a. [ LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUYLEASE-PURCHASE 45.32 AGREEMENT; CANCELLATION.] (a) With the approval of the 45.33 commissioner of finance and the recommendation of the 45.34 legislative advisory commission, the commissioner of 45.35 administration may lease land or premises for as long as 2045.36 years if the lease agreement providesenter into lease-purchase 46.1 agreements. A lease-purchase agreement must provide the 46.2 state with a unilateral right to purchase allthe leased land46.3 andpremises and if the lease agreement provides for the46.4 transfer of the ownership of the leased land and buildings upon46.5 normal termination of the lease for an amount not to exceed46.6 $1at specified times for specified amounts. Under these lease 46.7 agreements, the lease rental rates shall not be more than market 46.8 rental rates. The unilateral right must be available at any46.9 time during the lease agreement. If the commissioner chooses to46.10 exercise the optionNotwithstanding subdivision 6, the term of 46.11 the lease may be for more than ten years, but must not exceed 20 46.12 years. Prior to exercising the state's right to purchase prior46.13 to the normal termination ofthe leasepremises, the 46.14 commissioner shall obtain the approval ofpurchase must be 46.15 approved by an act of the legislature. 46.16 (b) A lease with option to buylease-purchase agreement 46.17 entered into under paragraph (a) ismust be subject to 46.18 cancellation upon 30 days written noticeby the state for any 46.19 reason except rental of other land or premises for the same use. 46.20 Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 46.21 16B.335, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 46.22 Subdivision 1. [CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR REMODELING.] (a) 46.23 The commissioner, or any other recipient to whom an 46.24 appropriation is made to acquire or better public lands or 46.25 buildings or other public improvements of a capital nature, must 46.26 not prepare final plans and specifications for any construction, 46.27 major remodeling, or land acquisition in anticipation of which 46.28 the appropriation was made until the agency that will use the 46.29 project has presented the program plan and cost estimates for 46.30 all elements necessary to complete the project to the chair of 46.31 the senate finance committee and the chair of the house ways and 46.32 means committee and the chairs have made their recommendations, 46.33 and the chair of the house capital investment committee is 46.34 notified. "Construction or major remodeling" means construction 46.35 of a new building or substantial alteration of the exterior 46.36 dimensions or interior configuration of an existing building. 47.1 The presentation must note any significant changes in the work 47.2 that will be done, or in its cost, since the appropriation for 47.3 the project was enacted or from the predesign submittal. The 47.4 program plans and estimates must be presented for review at 47.5 least two weeks before a recommendation is needed. The 47.6 recommendations are advisory only. Failure or refusal to make a 47.7 recommendation is considered a negative recommendation. The 47.8 chairs of the senate finance committee, the house capital 47.9 investment committee, and the house ways and means committee 47.10 must also be notified whenever there is a substantial change in 47.11 a construction or major remodeling project, or in its cost. 47.12 (b) Capital projects exempt from the requirements of this 47.13 section include construction, renovation, or improvements to 47.14 dams, highway rest areas, truck stations, storage facilities not 47.15 consisting primarily of offices or heated work areas, trails, 47.16 bike paths, sewer separation projects, water and wastewater 47.17 facilities, campgrounds, roads, bridges, or any other capital 47.18 project with a construction cost of less than $200,000. 47.19 Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.19, 47.20 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 47.21 Subdivision 1. [PROCEDURE.] For the purpose of developing 47.22 the state's agricultural resources by providing for the 47.23 extension of credit on real estate security and to assure the 47.24 timely payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds or 47.25 other obligations issued by the rural finance authority, and 47.26 upon request of the rural finance authority under section 47.27 41B.08, the commissioner of finance may at the direction of the 47.28 authority, issue general obligation bonds of the state in a 47.29 principal amount not exceeding $50,000,000. Additional amounts 47.30 for the same purpose may be authorized from time to time by 47.31 law. The bonds must be secured as provided in the Minnesota 47.32 Constitution, article XI, section 7, and, except as provided in 47.33 this section, must be issued and secured as provided in section 47.34 16A.641. The proceeds of the bonds, except any premium and 47.35 accrued interest, must be deposited and held in the security47.36 account established by this section, and disbursed from, a 48.1 separate account in the bond proceeds fund and used solely for 48.2 the purposes specified in this section. The authority may use 48.3 the proceeds of the bonds to make direct loans or to purchase 48.4 participations in qualified agricultural loans as provided in 48.5 this chapter. The participations purchased with the bond 48.6 proceeds must be held as assets of the rural renewal bond 48.7 account established by subdivision 4 in the state bond fund. 48.8 The premium and accrued interest, if any, must be deposited in 48.9 the the rural renewal bond account in the state bond fund. 48.10 Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.195, is 48.11 amended to read: 48.12 41B.195 [ADDITIONAL USE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.] 48.13 Notwithstanding the limit set forth in section 41B.19,48.14 subdivision 1, the commissioner of finance, upon the request of48.15 the rural finance authority, may issue the general obligation48.16 bonds authorized by section 41B.19 and use the proceeds of the48.17 bonds to purchase participations in qualified agricultural loans48.18 if the commissioner determines that it is not practical or48.19 efficient to issue revenue bonds under section 41B.08 for the48.20 purpose of sections 41B.025, subdivision 5, 41B.037, 41B.038,48.21 and 41B.04 as a result of reduced program size or increased48.22 program costs. Subject to the other provisions of this section,48.23 the proceeds of the bonds must be deposited, held, and disbursed48.24 from a separate account, the bonds are payable from the bond48.25 account established by section 41B.19, subdivision 4, and the48.26 participations purchased with the bond proceeds must be held as48.27 assets of the bond account.If the rural finance authority 48.28 laterdetermines to issue revenue bonds under section 41B.08 for 48.29 the purposes specified in section 41B.04, the commissioner may 48.30 by order provide for the transfer of all or a portion of the 48.31 remaining general obligation bond proceeds and interest on them, 48.32 and all or a portion of the participations purchased with the 48.33 bond proceeds and proceeds of them, to be transferred to the 48.34 security account established in section 41B.19, subdivision 5, 48.35 and used for the purposes specified in section 41B.19, 48.36 subdivisions 1 and 5. 49.1 Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 124C.73, 49.2 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 49.3 Subdivision 1. [QUALIFICATION.] A school district that 49.4 meets the criteria required under subdivision 2 may apply for a 49.5 grant in an amount up to 50 percent of the approved costs of 49.6 removing architectural barriers from a building or site. A 49.7 grant may not exceed $150,000 to a recipient district in any 49.8 fiscal year. 49.9 Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 134.45, 49.10 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 49.11 Subd. 5. [QUALIFICATION.] A public library jurisdiction 49.12 may apply for a grant in an amount up to $150,000 or 50 percent 49.13 of the approved costs of removing architectural barriers from a 49.14 building or site, whichever is less. Grants may be made only 49.15 for projects in existing buildings used as a library, or to 49.16 prepare another existing building for use as a library. Grants 49.17 must not be used to pay part of the cost of meeting 49.18 accessibility requirements in a new building. 49.19 Sec. 40. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 134.45, 49.20 subdivision 6, is amended to read: 49.21 Subd. 6. [AWARD OF GRANTS.] The commissioner, in 49.22 consultation with the state council on disability, shall examine 49.23 and consider all applications for grants. If a public library 49.24 jurisdiction is found not qualified, the commissioner shall 49.25 promptly notify it. The commissioner shall prioritize grants on 49.26 the following bases: the degree of collaboration with other 49.27 public or private agencies, the public library jurisdiction's 49.28 tax burden, the long-term feasibility of the project, the 49.29 suitability of the project, and the need for the project. If 49.30 the total amount of the applications exceeds the amount that is 49.31 or can be made available, the commissioner shall award grants 49.32 according to the commissioner's judgment and discretion and 49.33 based upon a ranking of the projects according to the factors 49.34 listed in this subdivision. The commissioner shall promptly 49.35 certify to each public library jurisdiction the amount, if any, 49.36 of the grant awarded to it. 50.1 Sec. 41. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 135A.046, is 50.2 amended to read: 50.3 135A.046 [HIGHER EDUCATION ASSET PRESERVATION AND 50.4 RENEWALREPLACEMENT.] 50.5 Subdivision 1. [PURPOSE.] The legislature recognizes that 50.6 post-secondary governing boards operate campus physical plants 50.7 that in number, size, and programmatic use differ significantly 50.8 from the physical plants operated by state departments and 50.9 agencies. However, the legislature recognizes the need for 50.10 standards to aid in categorizing and funding capital projects. 50.11 The purpose of this section is to provide standards for those 50.12 higher education projects that are intended to preserve and 50.13 replace existing campus facilities. 50.14 Subd. 2. [STANDARDS.] Capital budget expenditures for 50.15 Higher Education Asset Preservation and Renewal50.16 Replacement (HEAPR) projects must be for one or more of the 50.17 following: code compliance including health and safety, 50.18 Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, hazardous material 50.19 abatement, access improvement, or air quality improvement; or 50.20 building or infrastructure repairs necessary to preserve the 50.21 interior and exterior of existing buildings; or renewal to 50.22 support the existing programmatic mission of the campuses. 50.23 Subd. 3. [REPORTING PRIORITIES.] Each post-secondary 50.24 governing board shall establish priorities within its HEAPR50.25 Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement projects. 50.26 By December 31January 15 of each year, it shall submit a list50.27 of those priorities for which capital bonding appropriations50.28 will be sought in the next legislative session, as well as a50.29 list of the projects that have received bond proceeds during50.30 that calendar yearto the commissioner of finance and to the 50.31 chairs of the higher education finance divisions, the senate 50.32 finance committee, and the house of representatives capital 50.33 investment committee a list of the projects that have been paid 50.34 for with money from a higher education asset preservation and 50.35 replacement appropriation during the preceding calendar year as 50.36 well as a list of those priority projects for which higher 51.1 education asset preservation and replacement appropriations will 51.2 be sought in that year's legislative session. 51.3 Sec. 42. Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 51.4 240A.09, is amended to read: 51.5 240A.09 [PLAN DEVELOPMENT; CRITERIA.] 51.6 The Minnesota amateur sports commission shall develop a 51.7 plan to promote the development of proposals for new statewide 51.8 public ice facilities including proposals for ice centers and 51.9 matching grants based on the criteria in this section. 51.10 (a) For ice center proposals, the commission will give 51.11 priority to proposals that come from more than one local 51.12 government unit and that,. 51.13 (b) In the metropolitan area as defined in section 51.14 473.121, subdivision 2, involvethe commission is encouraged to 51.15 give priority to the following proposals: 51.16 (1) proposals for construction of at leasttwo or more ice 51.17 sheets in a single new facility; 51.18 (2) proposals for construction of an additional sheet of 51.19 ice at an existing ice center; 51.20 (3) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of 51.21 ice as part of a sports complex with multiple sports facilities; 51.22 and 51.23 (4) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of 51.24 ice that will be expanded to a two-sheet facility in the future. 51.25 (b)(c) The commission shall administer a site selection 51.26 process for the ice centers. The commission shall invite 51.27 proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities. A 51.28 proposal for an ice center must include matching contributions 51.29 including in-kind contributions of land, access roadways and 51.30 access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services, 51.31 landscaping, and parking. 51.32 (c)(d) Proposals for ice centers and matching grants must 51.33 provide for meeting the demand for ice time for female groups by 51.34 offering up to 50 percent of prime ice time, as needed, to 51.35 female groups. For purposes of this section, prime ice time 51.36 means the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 52.1 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 52.2 (d)(e) The location for all proposed facilities must be in 52.3 areas of maximum demonstrated interest and must maximize 52.4 accessibility to an arterial highway. 52.5 (e)(f) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities 52.6 must be dispersed equitably, must be located to maximize 52.7 potential for full utilization and profitable operation, and 52.8 must accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for 52.9 all ages. 52.10 (f)(g) The commission may also use the funds to upgrade 52.11 current facilities, purchase girls' ice time, or conduct amateur 52.12 women's hockey and other ice sport tournaments. 52.13 (g)(h) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants 52.14 must be awarded to communities in greater Minnesota. 52.15 (h)(i) To the extent possible, technical assistance shall 52.16 be provided to Minnesota communities by the commission on ice 52.17 arena planning, design, and operation, including the marketing 52.18 of ice time. 52.19 (i)(j) The commission may use funds for rehabilitation and 52.20 renovation grants. Priority must be given to grant applications 52.21 for indoor air quality improvements, including zero emission ice 52.22 resurfacing equipment. 52.23 (j) At least ten percent of the(k) Grant funds mustmay be 52.24 used for ice centers designed for sports other than hockey. 52.25 Sec. 43. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 268.917, is 52.26 amended to read: 52.27 268.917 [EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND CHILD PROTECTION 52.28 FACILITIES.] 52.29 The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and 52.30 political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 52.31 for Head Start, early childhood and family education facilities, 52.32 other early childhood intervention programs, or demonstration 52.33 family service centers housing multiagency collaboratives, with 52.34 priority to centers in counties or municipalities with the 52.35 highest number of children living in poverty. The commissioner 52.36 may also make grants to state agencies and political 53.1 subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities for crisis 53.2 nurseries, or child visitation centers. The facilities must be 53.3 owned by the state or a political subdivision, but may be leased 53.4 under section 16A.695 to organizations that operate the 53.5 programs. The commissioner shall prescribe the terms and 53.6 conditions of the leases. A grant for an individual facility 53.7 must not exceed $200,000. The commissioner shall give priority 53.8 to grants that involve collaboration among sponsors of early53.9 childhood learningprograms under this section. At least 25 53.10 percent of the amounts appropriated for these grants must be 53.11 used in conjunction with the youth employment and training 53.12 programs operated by the commissioner. Eligible programs must 53.13 consult with appropriate labor organizations to deliver 53.14 education and training. 53.15 Sec. 44. [268.918] [HOMELESS YOUTH FACILITIES.] 53.16 The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and 53.17 political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 53.18 to provide services to homeless or at-risk youth. The 53.19 facilities must be owned by the state or a political 53.20 subdivision, but may be leased under section 16A.695 to 53.21 organizations that operate the programs. The commissioner shall 53.22 prescribe the terms and conditions of the leases. The 53.23 commissioner shall give priority to grants that involve 53.24 collaboration among sponsors of programs. At least 25 percent 53.25 of the amounts appropriated for these grants must be used in 53.26 conjunction with the youth employment and training programs 53.27 operated by the commissioner. Eligible programs must consult 53.28 with appropriate labor organizations to deliver education and 53.29 training. 53.30 Sec. 45. [446A.072] [WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING 53.31 PROGRAM.] 53.32 Subdivision 1. [ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.] The authority 53.33 will establish a wastewater infrastructure funding program to 53.34 provide supplemental assistance to municipalities applying for 53.35 funding under the water pollution control revolving loan program 53.36 or the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Economic 54.1 and Community Development's (USDA/RECD) Water and Waste Disposal 54.2 Loans and Grants program for the design and planning, 54.3 improvements to, and construction of municipal wastewater 54.4 treatment systems. 54.5 Subd. 2. [TYPE OF SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE.] Supplemental 54.6 assistance shall be in the form of zero percent loans, with loan 54.7 repayments beginning February 20 or August 20 following the 54.8 scheduled date of the project obtaining the operational 54.9 performance standards established by the agency. Upon receipt 54.10 of notice from the agency that the project operational 54.11 performance standards have been met the authority will forgive 54.12 the scheduled loan repayments made under this section. If not 54.13 forgiven, loan repayments shall be deferred upon request from 54.14 the commissioner of the agency for six-month periods, provided 54.15 the commissioner has determined that satisfactory progress is 54.16 being made to achieve project performance or is developing or 54.17 implementing a corrective action plan. 54.18 Subd. 3. [PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.] The authority shall 54.19 provide supplemental assistance, as provided in subdivision 2, 54.20 to municipalities demonstrating financial need, as provided in 54.21 subdivision 4, whose projects have been certified to the 54.22 authority by the commissioner of the agency. The authority 54.23 shall reserve supplemental assistance for projects in order of 54.24 their priority ranking established by the agency. 54.25 Subd. 4. [FUNDING LEVEL.] (a) The authority shall provide 54.26 supplemental assistance for essential project component costs as 54.27 certified by the commissioner of the pollution control agency 54.28 under section 116.182, subdivision 4. 54.29 (b) A municipality may not receive more than $4,000,000 54.30 under this section unless specifically approved by law. 54.31 (c) The authority will calculate the grant amount needed 54.32 for the essential project component costs by first determining 54.33 the amount needed to reduce a municipality's monthly residential 54.34 sewer service charge to $25 or to an annual residential sewer 54.35 service charge in excess of 1.5 percent of the municipality's 54.36 median household income, whichever is less, and then multiplying 55.1 that amount by 80 percent to determine the actual award amount 55.2 to supplement loans under section 446A.07 or provide up to 55.3 one-third of the amount of the grant funding level required by 55.4 USDA/RECD for projects listed on the agency's intended use plan. 55.5 (d) The authority shall provide supplemental assistance to 55.6 a municipality that would not otherwise qualify for supplemental 55.7 assistance if: 55.8 (1) the municipality voluntarily accepts a sewer connection 55.9 from another governmental unit to serve residential, industrial, 55.10 or commercial developments that were completed before March 1, 55.11 1996, or are on lots whose plats were recorded before that date; 55.12 and 55.13 (2) fees charged by the municipality for the connection 55.14 must take into account state and federal grants used by the 55.15 municipality for the construction of the treatment plant. 55.16 The amount of supplemental assistance under this paragraph must 55.17 be sufficient to reduce debt service payments under section 55.18 446A.07 to an extent equivalent to a zero percent loan in an 55.19 amount up to the other governmental unit's project costs 55.20 necessary for connection. Eligibility for supplemental 55.21 assistance under this paragraph ends three years after the 55.22 agency certifies that the connection has met the operational 55.23 performance standards established by the agency. 55.24 Subd. 5. [APPLICATIONS.] Applications for the wastewater 55.25 infrastructure funding program must be made to the authority on 55.26 forms prescribed by the authority and the agency for the water 55.27 pollution control revolving loan program. The commissioner of 55.28 the pollution control agency shall determine if the project 55.29 meets the criteria in section 116.182. The commissioner of the 55.30 pollution control agency shall certify projects to the authority 55.31 under section 116.182, and shall rank the certified applications 55.32 in accordance with section 116.182, and determine the essential 55.33 project component percentage for each certified application. 55.34 Subd. 6. [DISBURSEMENTS.] Disbursements made by the 55.35 authority to recipients must be made for eligible project costs 55.36 as incurred by the recipients, and must be made by the authority 56.1 in accordance with the project financing agreement and 56.2 applicable state and federal laws and rules governing the 56.3 payments. 56.4 Subd. 7. [LOAN REPAYMENTS.] All loan repayments received 56.5 by the authority under subdivision 2 must be used to provide 56.6 additional assistance under this section. 56.7 Subd. 8. [ELIGIBILITY.] A municipality is eligible only 56.8 after grant funding from other sources has been applied for, 56.9 obtained, rejected, or the authority has determined that the 56.10 potential funding is unlikely. 56.11 Subd. 9. [LOAN LIMITATION.] Supplemental assistance may 56.12 not be used to reduce the sewer service charges of a significant 56.13 wastewater contributor, or a single user that has caused the 56.14 need for the project or whose current or projected flow and load 56.15 exceed one-half of the current wastewater treatment plant's 56.16 capacity, unless the applicant can demonstrate to the authority 56.17 that the significant wastewater contributor cannot pay its fair 56.18 share. Funding will not be provided for projects that are not 56.19 qualified for assistance or that would violate the state's 56.20 constitution or laws regarding the use of funds appropriated for 56.21 the program. 56.22 Subd. 10. [HIGH COST PROJECTS.] The authority shall not 56.23 award supplemental assistance for projects in excess of $10,000 56.24 per household unless the agency has ranked the project in the 56.25 top half of the project priority list. 56.26 Subd. 11. [REPORT ON NEEDS.] By October 15 of each 56.27 odd-numbered year, the authority, in conjunction with the 56.28 pollution control agency, shall prepare a report to the finance 56.29 division of the senate environment and natural resources 56.30 committee and the house environment and natural resources 56.31 finance committee on wastewater funding assistance needs of 56.32 municipalities under this section. 56.33 Subd. 12. [SYSTEM REPLACEMENT FUND.] Each recipient of 56.34 assistance under this section shall establish a system 56.35 replacement fund setting aside a minimum of $.10 per 1,000 56.36 gallons of flow for major rehabilitation, expansion, or 57.1 replacement of the treatment plant at the end of its useful 57.2 life. Money must remain in the account, for the life of the 57.3 loan associated with the supplemental assistance under section 57.4 446A.072, unless use of the fund is approved by the authority 57.5 for major rehabilitation, expansion, or replacement of the 57.6 treatment plant. Failure to maintain the fund will cancel the 57.7 loan forgiveness provided under section 446A.072, subdivision 2. 57.8 Sec. 46. Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 57.9 473.894, subdivision 11, is amended to read: 57.10 Subd. 11. [ PERFORMANCESTANDARDS.] The board shallis 57.11 authorized to set or adopt performance and technical standards 57.12 for operation of the backbone and subsystems and may modify 57.13 standards as necessary to meet changing needs. 57.14 Sec. 47. Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 57.15 473.901, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 57.16 Subdivision 1. [COSTS COVERED BY FEE.] For each fiscal 57.17 year beginning with the fiscal year commencing July 1, 57.18 19951997, the amount necessary to pay the following costs shall57.19 be paid from moneyis appropriated to the commissioner of 57.20 administration for those costsfrom the 911 emergency telephone 57.21 service account established under section 403.11: 57.22 (1) debt service costs and reserves for bonds issued 57.23 pursuant to section 473.898; 57.24 (2) repayment of the right-of-way acquisition loans; 57.25 (3) costs of design, construction, maintenance of, and 57.26 improvements to those elements of the first phase that support 57.27 mutual aid communications and emergency medical services; or 57.28 (4) recurring charges for leased sites and equipment for 57.29 those elements of the first phase that support actual aid and 57.30 emergency medical communication services. 57.31 Money appropriated from the 911 emergency telephone service57.32 fee accountThis appropriation shall be used to pay annual debt 57.33 service costs and reserves for bonds issued pursuant to section 57.34 473.898 prior to use of fee money to pay other costs eligible 57.35 under this subdivision. In no event shall the money57.36 appropriated from the 911 emergency telephone service fee58.1 account for the first phase radio systemthe appropriation for 58.2 each fiscal year exceed an amount equal to four cents a month 58.3 for each customer access line or other basic access service, 58.4 including trunk equivalents as designated by the public 58.5 utilities commission for access charge purposes and including 58.6 cellular and other nonwire access services, in the fiscal year. 58.7 Sec. 48. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 475.58, is 58.8 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 58.9 Subd. 4. [PROPER USE OF BOND PROCEEDS.] The proceeds of 58.10 obligations issued after approval of the electors under this 58.11 section may only be spent: (1) for the purposes stated in the 58.12 ballot language; or (2) to pay, redeem, or defease obligations 58.13 and interest, penalties, premiums, and costs of issuance of the 58.14 obligations. The proceeds may not be spent for a different 58.15 purpose or for an expansion of the original purpose without the 58.16 approval by a majority of the electors voting on the question of 58.17 changing or expanding the purpose of the obligations. 58.18 Sec. 49. Laws 1990, chapter 535, section 3, subdivision 3, 58.19 is amended to read: 58.20 Subd. 3. [FUNDS.] The corporation may accept and use 58.21 gifts, grants, or contributions from any source, except that the 58.22 corporation may not receive state general fund appropriations to 58.23 support operation of the facility. If the facility experiences 58.24 an operating deficit, the corporation and any Minnesota 58.25 nonprofit corporation with which the corporation enters into 58.26 management contracts or lease agreements shall rely upon private 58.27 or local government sources to provide operating funds. Unless 58.28 otherwise restricted by the terms of a gift or bequest, the 58.29 board may sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of, and invest or 58.30 reinvest the money, securities, or other property given or 58.31 bequeathed to it. The principal of these funds, the income from 58.32 them, and all other revenues received by it from any nonstate 58.33 source must be placed in the depositories the board determines 58.34 and is subject to expenditure for the board's purposes. 58.35 Expenditures of $25,000 or more must be approved by the full 58.36 board. 59.1 Sec. 50. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 11, subdivision 59.2 11, as amended by Laws 1995, chapter 208, section 4, is amended 59.3 to read: 59.4 Subd. 11. Northland Community College 59.5 (a) Integrate community college 59.6 and technical college 100,000 59.7 This appropriation is to prepare design 59.8 documents for remodeling and new 59.9 construction necessary for the 59.10 integration of Northland community 59.11 college and Thief River Falls technical 59.12 college. The project will begin with 59.13 the integration of the student services 59.14 area and the learning resources center. 59.15 (b) Construct regional multievent59.16 cultural centerathletic facilities 3,000,000 59.17 This appropriation is to construct 59.18 athletic facilities that are expected 59.19 to be part of a regional multievent 59.20 cultural center. All cities, counties, 59.21 and school districts in region 8A, and 59.22 public post-secondary education systems 59.23 shallare encouraged to cooperate in 59.24 the construction and joint use of 59.25 the facilityfacilities. Up to 59.26 $2,000,000 is available immediately for 59.27 this project, but the remainder of the 59.28 money is not available unless matched 59.29 by an equal amount of money or in-kind 59.30 contributions from nonstate sources. 59.31 Nonstate money or in-kind contributions 59.32 that are raised in excess of the 59.33 required match may be used to expand 59.34 the center with additional phases. 59.35 Predesign plans for the expanded center 59.36 may be based on the assumption that 59.37 contributions in excess of the required 59.38 match will be available to construct 59.39 it, but design and construction for 59.40 each phase may not be undertaken until 59.41 the money necessary to complete the 59.42 phase has been committed. 59.43 The nonstate match added to this 59.44 project is in lieu of the debt service 59.45 payment assessed to higher education 59.46 projects. 59.47 Sec. 51. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 19, subdivision 59.48 8, as amended by Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, 59.49 article 1, section 45, is amended to read: 59.50 Subd. 8. Battle Point 59.51 Historic Site 350,000 59.52 For design of the Battle Point historic 59.53 site, preliminary plans for which were 59.54 authorized in Laws 1990, chapter 610, 59.55 article 1, section 17, and Laws 1992, 59.56 chapter 558, section 24, subdivision 5. 60.1 Notwithstanding Laws 1990, chapter 610, 60.2 article 1, section 17, the planned 60.3 educational center will be owned by 60.4 independent school district No. 115, 60.5 Cass Lake-Bena, and is subject to 60.6 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. 60.7 The center must be constructed on land 60.8 leased to the school district by the 60.9 Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians 60.10 under a ground lease having an initial 60.11 term of at least 20 years and a total 60.12 term of at least 40 years, including 60.13 renewal options. The school district 60.14 must contract with the Leech Lake Band 60.15 to operate the center on behalf of the 60.16 councilschool district. The center 60.17 and all classes and programs run by or 60.18 through the center must be open to the 60.19 public. 60.20 Sec. 52. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 21, subdivision 60.21 4, as amended by Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, 60.22 article 1, section 46, is amended to read: 60.23 Subd. 4. Tourism and Exposition 60.24 Centers 2,200,000 60.25 For two grants to political 60.26 subdivisions for exhibition space for 60.27 tourism and exposition centers. One 60.28 grant must be for $1,000,000 to the 60.29 southwest regional development 60.30 commission for the Prairieland Expo 60.31 facility to develop construction 60.32 planning documents for capital 60.33 improvements and to acquire land for 60.34 the facility. This grant is subject to 60.35 new Minnesota Statutes, section 60.36 16A.695. It is the legislature's 60.37 expectation that the commission will 60.38 secure a grant from the department of 60.39 transportation's intermodal surface 60.40 transportation efficiency act funds. 60.41 The other grant must be for capital 60.42 improvements for a publicly owned 60.43 tourism and exposition center selected 60.44 by the commissioner and located in 60.45 northeastern Minnesota, and is not 60.46 subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 60.47 16B.335. 60.48 Sec. 53. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 23, subdivision 60.49 20, is amended to read: 60.50 Subd. 20. Local Recreation Grants 1,400,000 60.51 For matching grants to be provided to 60.52 local units of government for 60.53 acquisition, development, or renovation 60.54 of a capital nature of local park and 60.55 recreation areas. Recipients must 60.56 provide a match of at least one-half of 60.57 total eligible project costs. The 60.58 commissioner shall make payment to 60.59 local units of government upon 60.60 receiving documentation of reimbursable 60.61 expenditures. The commissioner shall 60.62 determine project priorities as 61.1 appropriate based upon need. 61.2 Of this appropriation, $300,000 is to 61.3 provide a grant to Winona county for 61.4 the purchase and development of the 61.5 scenic vista on Hiawatha-Appleblossom 61.6 Scenic Drive in Winona county. These 61.7 funds must be matched on a 61.8 dollar-for-dollar basis. 61.9 $500,000 of this appropriation is for 61.10 grants to units of government to 61.11 acquire and better natural and scenic 61.12 areas under new Minnesota Statutes, 61.13 section 85.019, subdivision 4a. 61.14 Sec. 54. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 27, subdivision 61.15 2, is amended to read: 61.16 Subd. 2. Marine Education Center 20,500,000 61.17 To design, construct, furnish, and 61.18 equip a marine education center and 61.19 related visitor improvements at the 61.20 zoo. This appropriation is intended to 61.21 complete the project. 61.22 All of the debt service costs on the 61.23 bonds sold to finance this project that 61.24 are due and payable before fiscal year 61.25 1998 must be paid from dedicated 61.26 receipts of the Minnesota zoological 61.27 garden to the commissioner of finance 61.28 as required by Minnesota Statutes, 61.29 section 16A.643. Beginning in fiscal 61.30 year 1998, 60 percent of the debt 61.31 service costs on the bonds sold to 61.32 finance this project must be paid from 61.33 dedicated receipts of the Minnesota 61.34 zoological garden to the commissioner 61.35 of finance as required by Minnesota 61.36 Statutes, section 16A.643. 61.37 The board may not institute an 61.38 admission fee increase before April 1, 61.39 2000. 61.40 Sec. 55. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 35, subdivision 61.41 3, is amended to read: 61.42 Subd. 3. [METHOD OF PAYMENT.] The commissioner shall 61.43 reduce each system's assessment each year under subdivisions 1 61.44 and 2 by one-third of the net income from investment of general 61.45 obligation bond proceeds that must be allocated amongbetween 61.46 the systems in proportion to the amount of principal and 61.47 interest otherwise required to be paid by each. Each higher 61.48 education system shall pay its resulting net assessment to the 61.49 commissioner of finance by December 1 each year. If a higher 61.50 education system fails to make a payment when due, the 61.51 commissioner of finance shall reduce allotments for 62.1 appropriations from the general fund otherwise available to the 62.2 system and apply the amount of the reduction to cover the missed 62.3 debt service payment. The commissioner of finance shall credit 62.4 the payments received from the higher education systems to the 62.5 bond debt service account in the state bond fund each December 1 62.6 before money is transferred from the general fund under 62.7 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, subdivision 10. 62.8 Sec. 56. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 79, subdivision 62.9 8, is amended to read: 62.10 Subd. 8. [REALLOCATION OF UNUSED GRANT MONEY.] On December 62.11 31, 19951996, the commissioner shall determine whether any 62.12 money remains of the appropriations made in 1994 for the 62.13 purposes of this section. If any money remains that has not 62.14 been granted to counties, the commissioner shall invite counties 62.15 to submit applications for capital improvements to acquire or 62.16 better publicly owned secure juvenile detention facilities. The 62.17 commissioner shall consider the needs of applicants for 62.18 improvements at the facilities and shall make grants to counties 62.19 whose needs, in the commissioner's judgment, are greatest. 62.20 Sec. 57. [FURNISHINGS.] 62.21 The house of representatives may spend up to $300,000 from 62.22 funds carried over from its appropriations for the biennium 62.23 ending June 30, 1995, for the purchase or renovation of chairs 62.24 for public rooms in the state office building and the capitol 62.25 building. 62.26 Sec. 58. [DESIGN-BUILD METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION.] 62.27 Beginning with the capital budget projects approved by law 62.28 in 1996, the commissioner of administration or the commissioner 62.29 of transportation may use a design-build method of project 62.30 development and construction for projects to construct new 62.31 vehicle and equipment storage or maintenance facilities. 62.32 "Design-build method of project development and construction" 62.33 means a project delivery system in which a single contractor is 62.34 responsible for both the design and the construction of the 62.35 project. The commissioner of administration or the commissioner 62.36 of transportation may select the projects that will be 63.1 constructed using the design-build method. Minnesota Statutes, 63.2 section 16B.33, does not apply to the projects selected. When 63.3 the design-build method has been used, the commissioners are 63.4 requested to report to the legislature on the use of the 63.5 design-build method, including comparative cost analysis, 63.6 quality of product obtained, advantages and disadvantages of 63.7 using this method, and the commissioners' recommendations for 63.8 further use of the design-build method. 63.9 Sec. 59. [LAND TRANSFER.] 63.10 Notwithstanding other law, the board of trustees of the 63.11 Minnesota state colleges and universities shall without 63.12 compensation transfer to the school board of independent school 63.13 district No. 347, Willmar, up to seven acres in the southwest 63.14 corner of approximately 40 acres of undeveloped technical 63.15 college property previously transferred by the school board and 63.16 legally described as "The Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 63.17 Quarter (SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4) of Section 4, Township 119, Range 63.18 35." The number of acres transferred shall be as agreed by the 63.19 school board and the board of trustees of the Minnesota state 63.20 colleges and universities. Unless and until the school board 63.21 elects to develop this property for its own educational 63.22 purposes, the board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges 63.23 and universities shall have access to the property at no cost 63.24 for the purpose of agricultural instruction. If the school 63.25 board elects to develop the property, it shall do so only for an 63.26 educational purpose. The deed of gift must provide that, if the 63.27 school board develops the property for other than an educational 63.28 purpose, uses the property without developing it, or no longer 63.29 desires to hold the property, the property will revert to the 63.30 state on behalf of the board of trustees of the Minnesota state 63.31 colleges and universities. 63.32 Sec. 60. [REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.] 63.33 The revisor shall, in Minnesota Statutes, section 116.182, 63.34 change references to Minnesota Statutes, section "446A.071" to 63.35 section "446A.072." 63.36 Sec. 61. [REPEALER.] 64.1 (a) Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 15.50, subdivision 5; 64.2 and 446A.071, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8; Minnesota 64.3 Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 446A.071, subdivision 2; and 64.4 Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 24, subdivision 3, are repealed. 64.5 (b) Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.162, as amended by 64.6 Laws 1995, chapter 233, article 2, section 56, is repealed. 64.7 Sec. 62. [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 64.8 Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day 64.9 following final enactment. Section 45 applies to projects 64.10 contracted for in calendar year 1996 and later. Section 56 is 64.11 effective retroactively to December 31, 1995. Section 61, 64.12 paragraph (b), is effective December 31, 2000.