2nd Engrossment - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to public administration; authorizing 1.3 spending for public purposes; authorizing spending to 1.4 acquire and to better public land and buildings and 1.5 other public improvements of a capital nature with 1.6 certain conditions; authorizing state bonds; 1.7 appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, 1.8 sections 16A.105; 16A.11, subdivision 3a, and by 1.9 adding a subdivision; 16A.501; 16B.30; 85.019, 1.10 subdivision 4a; 103F.725, subdivision 1a; 116.16, 1.11 subdivision 5; 116.182, subdivision 1, and by adding a 1.12 subdivision; 446A.072, subdivisions 2, 4, and by 1.13 adding a subdivision; 473.39, by adding a subdivision; 1.14 473.399; 473.3994, subdivisions 5, 10, and 12; and 1.15 473.3998; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 1.16 16A.641, subdivision 4; 16B.335, subdivision 1; 1.17 116.18, subdivision 3c; 124C.498, subdivision 2; 1.18 268.917; and 462A.202, subdivision 3a; Laws 1963, 1.19 chapter 305, sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 1.20 11; Laws 1986, chapter 396, section 2, subdivision 1, 1.21 as amended; Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 1.22 16, subdivision 4; Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 2, 1.23 subdivision 13; Laws 1996, chapter 463, sections 13, 1.24 subdivision 4, as amended, 14, subdivisions 2 and 6, 1.25 and 22, subdivision 7; and Laws 1997, chapter 202, 1.26 article 1, section 35, as amended; proposing coding 1.27 for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J; 1.28 repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.3994, 1.29 subdivision 11; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, 1.30 section 446A.072, subdivision 4a; Laws 1985, First 1.31 Special Session chapter 15, section 36; and Laws 1986, 1.32 chapter 396, section 2, subdivision 2. 1.33 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.34 Section 1. [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 1.35 The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 1.36 appropriated from the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, 1.37 to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for 1.38 public purposes including to acquire and to better public land 1.39 and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, 2.1 as specified in this act. Unless otherwise specified, the 2.2 appropriations in this act are available until the project is 2.3 completed or abandoned. 2.4 SUMMARY 2.5 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $ 138,300,000 2.6 MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 143,080,000 2.7 CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION 1,395,000 2.8 CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING 62,405,000 2.9 FARIBAULT RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES 9,225,000 2.10 NATURAL RESOURCES 130,251,000 2.11 OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE 3,500,000 2.12 PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY 44,050,000 2.13 BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES 19,800,000 2.14 AGRICULTURE 500,000 2.15 ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 1,750,000 2.16 ADMINISTRATION 46,250,000 2.17 CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL AND 2.18 PLANNING BOARD 9,544,000 2.19 AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION 11,020,000 2.20 MILITARY AFFAIRS 1,230,000 2.21 TRANSPORTATION 93,300,000 2.22 HUMAN SERVICES 19,975,000 2.23 VETERANS HOMES BOARD 12,055,000 2.24 CORRECTIONS 14,185,000 2.25 PUBLIC SAFETY 2,230,000 2.26 INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL 1,700,000 2.27 TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 225,680,000 2.28 HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 6,000,000 2.29 MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 13,110,000 2.30 BOND SALE EXPENSES 500,000 2.31 CANCELLATIONS (11,993,000) 2.32 TOTAL $ 999,042,000 2.33 Bond Proceeds Fund 2.34 (General Fund Debt Service) 438,184,000 2.35 Bond Proceeds Fund 2.36 (User Financed Debt Service) 25,611,000 2.37 Transportation Fund 34,000,000 3.1 General Fund 500,047,000 3.2 Trunk Highway Fund 1,200,000 3.3 APPROPRIATIONS 3.4 $ 3.5 Sec. 2. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 3.6 Subdivision 1. To the board of regents 3.7 of the University of Minnesota for the 3.8 purposes specified in this section 138,300,000 3.9 Subd. 2. Higher Education Asset 3.10 Preservation and Replacement 4,000,000 3.11 To be spent in accordance with 3.12 Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046. 3.13 This appropriation is from the general 3.14 fund. 3.15 Subd. 3. Twin Cities - Minneapolis 3.16 (a) Amundson Hall 1,250,000 3.17 To construct, furnish, and equip an 3.18 addition for the Chemical Engineering 3.19 and Materials Science program and 3.20 remodel existing space. This 3.21 appropriation is contingent upon 3.22 $2,488,000 of nonstate matching money. 3.23 The nonstate money is in lieu of 3.24 one-third debt service payments. 3.25 (b) Art Building 730,000 3.26 To design and prepare construction 3.27 drawings for the construction of a new 3.28 facility. 3.29 This appropriation is from the general 3.30 fund. 3.31 (c) Digital and Utility Infrastructure 3,500,000 3.32 To predesign, design, and complete the 3.33 following projects: 3.34 (1) $1,000,000 is to replace and 3.35 upgrade the information technology 3.36 infrastructure serving Mall District 3.37 buildings. This appropriation is from 3.38 the general fund. 3.39 (2) $2,500,000 is to separate the 3.40 combined storm sewer and sanitary sewer 3.41 systems and for air conditioning Mall 3.42 District buildings using chilled water 3.43 clusters. 3.44 (d) Folwell Hall Renovation 690,000 3.45 To design the renovation and upgrading 3.46 of classrooms. 3.47 (e) Walter Digital 3.48 Technology Center/Science 3.49 and Engineering Library 53,600,000 3.50 To design, renovate, furnish, and equip 3.51 the Walter Digital Technology 4.1 Center/Science and Engineering Library 4.2 on the Minneapolis campus. 4.3 Subd. 4. Twin Cities - St. Paul 4.4 (a) Gortner and Snyder Halls 4,000,000 4.5 To design and remodel selected biology 4.6 laboratories. 4.7 (b) Greenhouse Renovation and Replacement 900,000 4.8 To design for upgrading plant growth 4.9 facilities for teaching and research. 4.10 The project will renovate or replace 4.11 obsolete greenhouse and headhouse space 4.12 and construct a biocontainment facility 4.13 to support the teaching and research 4.14 activities of both the university and 4.15 the Minnesota department of agriculture. 4.16 (c) Peters Hall, Phase II 6,950,000 4.17 To renovate, furnish, and equip 4.18 classroom, research, and office space. 4.19 Subd. 5. Use of Facilities 4.20 The board of regents is requested to 4.21 use the molecular cellular biology 4.22 building and the remodeled Gortner and 4.23 Snyder Hall laboratories in a manner 4.24 that increases the interdisciplinary 4.25 opportunities for collaborative 4.26 research to the benefit of plant, 4.27 animal, and human health applications, 4.28 and ensures that agriculture research 4.29 and outreach is enhanced through the 4.30 use of these facilities, programs, and 4.31 services. 4.32 Subd. 6. Women's Athletics Fields 4.33 and Facilities 3,000,000 4.34 To design and rebuild the soccer 4.35 complex on the St. Paul campus, design 4.36 and rebuild the softball complex on the 4.37 Minneapolis campus, and design and 4.38 construct women's athletics office 4.39 space in the Bierman complex on the 4.40 Minneapolis campus. 4.41 Subd. 7. Crookston 4.42 (a) Facility Improvements 3,800,000 4.43 To design, construct, furnish, and 4.44 equip four projects: 4.45 (1) Early Child Development Center new 4.46 construction; 4.47 (2) Knutson Hall remodeling; 4.48 (3) Owen Hall Addition remodeling; and 4.49 (4) University Teaching and Outreach 4.50 Center stable expansion. 4.51 (b) Kiehle Building Renovation 4.52 and Addition 180,000 5.1 To predesign and design the Kiehle 5.2 building renovation and addition on the 5.3 Crookston campus. 5.4 Subd. 8. Duluth 5.5 (a) Library 22,300,000 5.6 To construct, furnish, and equip a new 5.7 library. 5.8 (b) Academic Space Renovation 200,000 5.9 To design the renovation of vacated 5.10 academic and laboratory space on the 5.11 Duluth campus in Heller Hall, MW 5.12 Alworth Hall, Business and Economics, 5.13 and the existing library building. 5.14 (c) Glensheen Mansion 600,000 5.15 For capital repair, reconstruction, or 5.16 replacement of the foundation and 5.17 heating, ventilating, and air 5.18 conditioning system of the Glensheen 5.19 Mansion, subject to the requirements of 5.20 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. 5.21 This appropriation is from the general 5.22 fund. 5.23 Subd. 9. Morris 28,200,000 5.24 To construct, furnish, and equip 5.25 existing space and the additions and to 5.26 demolish the physical education annex. 5.27 This project consists of four 5.28 components: 5.29 (1) an addition to the existing science 5.30 building; 5.31 (2) renovation of the science 5.32 auditorium/lecture hall; 5.33 (3) expansion of the heating plant; and 5.34 (4) an addition to the Physical 5.35 Education Center in partnership with 5.36 the Morris community. 5.37 Subd. 10. Agricultural Experiment 5.38 Stations 4,400,000 5.39 To design, construct, furnish, and 5.40 equip the following experiment station 5.41 projects: 5.42 (1) $2,600,000 for swine research 5.43 facilities at Morris and Waseca. 5.44 $200,000 of this appropriation is for a 5.45 low input systems research facility at 5.46 Morris and $200,000 is for an extensive 5.47 confinement (including Swedish deep 5.48 bedded system) research facility at 5.49 Morris; 5.50 (2) $700,000 for the 5.51 Arboretum/Horticultural Research Center 5.52 laboratory in Victoria; 6.1 (3) $800,000 for Cloquet Forestry 6.2 Center dormitory remodeling; and 6.3 (4) $300,000 for Grand Rapids 6.4 Administration Building addition. 6.5 In addition, the university shall 6.6 contribute $833,000 of agency operating 6.7 funds towards construction of these 6.8 projects. 6.9 Subd. 11. Debt Service Responsibilities 6.10 (a) The projects in this section shall 6.11 not be assessed one-third debt service 6.12 if the board of regents completes the 6.13 following projects by July 1, 2002: 6.14 (1) at a cost estimated at $35,000,000, 6.15 design a new Molecular and Cellular 6.16 Biology Building, construct the 6.17 facility's shell, and demolish all or 6.18 part of the existing 6.19 Jackson-Owre-Millard-Lyon Hall complex; 6.20 (2) at a cost estimated at $14,600,000, 6.21 design, construct, furnish, and equip 6.22 an addition to the Architecture 6.23 Building; 6.24 (3) at a cost estimated at $9,000,000, 6.25 renovate Murphy Hall; and 6.26 (4) at a cost estimated at $9,900,000, 6.27 renovate Ford Hall. 6.28 (b) If the board of regents does not 6.29 complete the projects specified in 6.30 paragraph (a) by July 1, 2002, the 6.31 board shall reimburse the state for 6.32 one-third of the debt service 6.33 previously paid and pay one-third of 6.34 the debt service accruing after July 1, 6.35 2002, on state bonds sold to finance 6.36 appropriations in this section except 6.37 those in subdivision 3, paragraph (a) 6.38 and paragraph (c), clause (2). After 6.39 each sale of general obligation bonds, 6.40 the commissioner of finance shall 6.41 notify the board of regents of the 6.42 amounts for which it is assessed each 6.43 year for the life of the bonds. 6.44 (c) The commissioner shall reduce the 6.45 board's assessment each year by 6.46 one-third of the net income from 6.47 investment of general obligation bond 6.48 proceeds in proportion to the amount of 6.49 principal and interest otherwise 6.50 required to be paid by the board. The 6.51 board shall pay its resulting net 6.52 assessment to the commissioner of 6.53 finance by December 1 each year. If 6.54 the board fails to make a payment when 6.55 due, the commissioner of finance shall 6.56 reduce allotments for appropriations 6.57 from the general fund otherwise 6.58 available to the board and apply the 6.59 amount of the reduction to cover the 6.60 missed debt service payment. The 6.61 commissioner of finance shall credit 7.1 the payments received from the board to 7.2 the bond debt service account in the 7.3 state bond fund each December 1 before 7.4 money is transferred from the general 7.5 fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 7.6 16A.641, subdivision 10. 7.7 Subd. 12. Separate Account 7.8 The appropriations in this section are 7.9 conditioned on the board of regents 7.10 adopting a resolution establishing an 7.11 account for regular repair and 7.12 maintenance at the university, and into 7.13 which appropriations from fiscal years 7.14 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 could be 7.15 deposited. 7.16 Sec. 3. MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES 7.17 AND UNIVERSITIES 7.18 Subdivision 1. To the board of trustees 7.19 of the Minnesota state colleges and 7.20 universities for the purposes specified in 7.21 this section 143,080,000 7.22 Subd. 2. Higher Education Asset 7.23 Preservation and Replacement 43,000,000 7.24 This appropriation is for the purposes 7.25 specified in Minnesota Statutes, 7.26 section 135A.046. This appropriation 7.27 is from the general fund. 7.28 $31,615,000 of this appropriation is 7.29 for code compliance, including health 7.30 and safety, ADA requirements, hazardous 7.31 material abatement, air quality 7.32 improvement, building or infrastructure 7.33 repairs to preserve existing buildings 7.34 systemwide. The chancellor shall 7.35 determine project priorities as 7.36 appropriate based on need. Priorities 7.37 may include but are not limited to: 7.38 Anoka-Ramsey Community College 7.39 ($1,080,000); Riverland Community 7.40 College ($1,339,000); St. Cloud 7.41 Technical College ($1,378,000); 7.42 Northland Community and Technical 7.43 College ($1,546,000); Minneapolis 7.44 Community and Technical College 7.45 ($2,735,000); St. Cloud State 7.46 University ($1,900,000); Southwest 7.47 State University ($1,390,000); Metro 7.48 State University ($1,148,000); Bemidji 7.49 State University ($1,088,000); Mankato 7.50 State University ($5,322,000); and 7.51 Moorhead State University ($3,556,000). 7.52 $11,385,000 of this appropriation is 7.53 for facilities replacement, as follows: 7.54 (1) $1,720,000 to construct a 7.55 replacement classroom for the Staples 7.56 West Campus of Central Lakes Technical 7.57 College; 7.58 (2) $500,000 to design and construct an 7.59 electrical distribution tunnel for St. 7.60 Cloud State University; 8.1 (3) $305,000 to design and construct a 8.2 Chiller Plant for Bemidji State 8.3 University; 8.4 (4) $5,030,000 to design, construct, 8.5 furnish, and equip a renovation of 8.6 Nemzek Field House at Moorhead State 8.7 University; 8.8 (5) $3,145,000 to design, construct, 8.9 furnish, and equip a renovation of 8.10 Dille Center for the Arts at Moorhead 8.11 State University; and 8.12 (6) $685,000 to design, construct, 8.13 furnish, and equip a renovation of 8.14 Livingston Lord Library at Moorhead 8.15 State University. 8.16 Subd. 3. Master Facilities Plans 1,400,000 8.17 Complete and update college and 8.18 university master facilities plans. Of 8.19 this appropriation, up to $400,000 is 8.20 for Minnesota West Technical and 8.21 Community College and Northwest 8.22 Technical College. This appropriation 8.23 is from the general fund. 8.24 Subd. 4. Anoka Hennepin 8.25 Technical College and Century Community 8.26 and Technical College 800,000 8.27 To prepare regional academic and 8.28 facilities master plans and predesign 8.29 the facility needs for each college. 8.30 The board is not restricted to current 8.31 buildings in developing the plan. 8.32 Anoka Hennepin College plans must be 8.33 for facilities within Anoka county. 8.34 Subd. 5. Bemidji State University 8.35 and Northwest Technical College, Bemidji 1,000,000 8.36 To predesign and design facilities 8.37 required to colocate all programs of 8.38 the technical college and the state 8.39 university's industrial technology and 8.40 nursing programs. The board of 8.41 trustees may consider, among other 8.42 options, the remodeling of the former 8.43 Bemidji high school. The board may 8.44 acquire the former Bemidji high school 8.45 and may convey the former technical 8.46 college to the school district. 8.47 Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 to 8.48 94.16 and 103F.535 do not apply to 8.49 these real estate transactions. 8.50 Subd. 6. Century Community 8.51 and Technical College 3,200,000 8.52 To design and construct an all-season 8.53 footbridge connecting Century's two 8.54 campuses, traffic control measures, and 8.55 reroute campus traffic. 8.56 The board and the department of 8.57 transportation shall cooperate in the 8.58 design and construction of this project. 9.1 Subd. 7. Fond du Lac Community 9.2 and Tribal College 9.3 The board of trustees may design, 9.4 through construction documents, a 9.5 classroom addition using money from 9.6 nonstate sources. The college is 9.7 encouraged to seek additional nonstate 9.8 matching money to offset a portion of 9.9 the cost of construction. The total 9.10 cost to construct, furnish, and equip 9.11 the classroom addition must not exceed 9.12 $7,500,000. 9.13 Subd. 8. Hibbing Community 9.14 and Technical College 16,000,000 9.15 To construct a new facility, adjacent 9.16 to the community college, for technical 9.17 programs, administrative services, and 9.18 customized training. Upon completion 9.19 of this facility, the college must 9.20 vacate all classroom buildings of the 9.21 former technical college. The city 9.22 shall provide sewer and water, and a 9.23 perimeter street. The board of 9.24 trustees shall dispose of the former 9.25 technical college land and classroom 9.26 buildings. The proceeds may be 9.27 retained by the board pursuant to 9.28 Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.71, 9.29 subdivision 1. Minnesota Statutes, 9.30 sections 94.09 to 94.16 and 103F.535 do 9.31 not apply to these real estate 9.32 transactions. 9.33 Subd. 9. Inver Hills Community College 11,000,000 9.34 To design and construct a new 9.35 instructional building and renovate the 9.36 existing science building. The new 9.37 building will include space for the 9.38 emergency health services program, 9.39 chemistry and biology laboratories, an 9.40 interactive television classroom, 9.41 general instruction classrooms, 9.42 activities/fitness rooms, faculty 9.43 offices, small group meeting rooms, and 9.44 conference rooms. Up to $600,000 may 9.45 be spent for the new entrance to the 9.46 college. 9.47 Subd. 10. Mankato State University 11,000,000 9.48 (a) This money is for: (1) the design 9.49 of Phase I and Phase II of the project 9.50 to renovate the indoor and outdoor 9.51 athletic facilities, and (2) for 9.52 construction and renovation work in 9.53 Myers Field House, Pennington 9.54 Foundation Building and tennis courts; 9.55 add required chiller capacity at the 9.56 utility plant; and selected remodeling 9.57 in Otto Arena, Highland Center, 9.58 Highland North, Blakeslee Stadium, and 9.59 outdoor track. Phase II of the project 9.60 consists of completion of the remaining 9.61 construction and renovation work in 9.62 Highland Center, Highland North, Otto 9.63 Arena, Blakeslee Stadium, and the 9.64 outdoor track. Money for Phase II of 10.1 this project is not included in this 10.2 appropriation. 10.3 (b) Notwithstanding Laws 1997, chapter 10.4 183, article 3, section 37, subdivision 10.5 6, the Mankato state university 10.6 foundation may build a black box 10.7 theater on the Mankato state university 10.8 campus at a site approved by the 10.9 board. Prior to the beginning of 10.10 construction, the board must approve 10.11 the design and the foundation must 10.12 agree to donate the theater to the 10.13 state. Title to the building shall 10.14 pass to the state immediately upon 10.15 donation. 10.16 Subd. 11. Mesabi Community and 10.17 Technical College 500,000 10.18 To predesign and design a new learning 10.19 resource center and remodel classrooms, 10.20 computer labs, and offices at the 10.21 Virginia campus. 10.22 Subd. 12. Metropolitan State University 1,000,000 10.23 To design a new library and information 10.24 access center on the university's St. 10.25 Paul campus, including space for 10.26 collections of the St. Paul public 10.27 library and community library services. 10.28 Subd. 13. Minneapolis Community 10.29 and Technical College 500,000 10.30 To design an addition and remodel the 10.31 existing library and other space. The 10.32 addition will include a library and 10.33 media center and an instructional 10.34 technology center. The remodeled space 10.35 will include classrooms, laboratories, 10.36 faculty offices, student services, and 10.37 interactive television classrooms. 10.38 Subd. 14. Normandale Community College 240,000 10.39 To predesign and design the renovation 10.40 or new construction of science 10.41 facilities. 10.42 Subd. 15. North Hennepin Community 10.43 College, Phase One 10,400,000 10.44 To predesign, design, construct, and 10.45 equip an addition and remodel existing 10.46 facilities for a science center. This 10.47 appropriation is also to predesign and 10.48 design phase two to remodel and 10.49 renovate classroom and office space. 10.50 Subd. 16. Northland Community 10.51 and Technical College 4,000,000 10.52 To design and construct an addition and 10.53 remodel existing space for student 10.54 services, women's center, bookstore, 10.55 customized training, administrative 10.56 services, and classrooms. 10.57 Subd. 17. Pine Technical College 1,700,000 11.1 To predesign, design, and renovate for 11.2 a telecommunications/media/technology 11.3 center, student services, 11.4 administrative services, classrooms, 11.5 and a regional economic development 11.6 center. 11.7 Subd. 18. Red Wing/Winona Technical College 1,500,000 11.8 To design and construct a new classroom 11.9 and garage facility for the truck 11.10 driving program at the Winona campus. 11.11 The facility may be separate from the 11.12 main campus building, as appropriate to 11.13 accommodate safety, traffic, and 11.14 programmatic concerns. 11.15 Subd. 19. Ridgewater Community 11.16 and Technical College 7,600,000 11.17 To design and construct a new addition 11.18 and remodel existing facilities at the 11.19 Hutchinson campus for nondestructive 11.20 testing facilities, a library and media 11.21 resource center, student support 11.22 services, and child care center. 11.23 Subd. 20. Riverland Community and 11.24 Technical College 1,000,000 11.25 (a) To design, construct, and remodel 11.26 the Austin campus, including remodeling 11.27 for student services and health science 11.28 programs, and reconfiguration of 11.29 building entryways, sidewalks, and 11.30 roadways to better connect the two 11.31 separate facilities. 11.32 (b) The board may enter into an 11.33 agreement with the city of Austin 11.34 whereby the city agrees to construct, 11.35 improve, and maintain a road at city 11.36 expense that provides access to and 11.37 improves the safety of the north side 11.38 of the Austin campus. In exchange for 11.39 the city's services, the board may 11.40 convey title to the roadway and a 11.41 parcel of land not to exceed five acres 11.42 that is not needed by the college for 11.43 education purposes. The land shall be 11.44 used to promote a technology center 11.45 that is compatible with the college's 11.46 education mission. City plans and 11.47 actions for the land shall be developed 11.48 in consultation with the college and 11.49 the board. Minnesota Statutes, 11.50 sections 94.09 to 94.16, and 103F.535, 11.51 do not apply to these real estate 11.52 transactions. 11.53 Subd. 21. Rochester Center 6,000,000 11.54 To predesign, design, and renovate 11.55 existing facilities and install 11.56 telecommunications infrastructure 11.57 improvements to create an instructional 11.58 development and digital media center to 11.59 improve education in southeastern 11.60 Minnesota. This appropriation is from 11.61 the general fund and will be 11.62 supplemented by an additional 12.1 $3,237,000 from other sources. 12.2 Subd. 22. Rochester Regional 12.3 Recreation and Sports Center 5,000,000 12.4 To predesign, design, and construct 12.5 phase 1 of a regional community 12.6 recreation and sports activity complex 12.7 adjacent to the Rochester Center, 12.8 including a field house, sport and 12.9 fitness center, aquatics facility, 12.10 outdoor football and soccer stadium, 12.11 soccer and baseball fields, and surface 12.12 parking lots. This appropriation is 12.13 not available until the board of 12.14 trustees has determined that an equal 12.15 amount has been committed by the city 12.16 of Rochester. Operating and management 12.17 costs shall be shared by the city of 12.18 Rochester and the Minnesota state 12.19 colleges and universities in proportion 12.20 to their relative use of the facility. 12.21 Subd. 23. St. Cloud State University 12.22 St. Cloud State University may design 12.23 and construct a building to house a 12.24 bookstore and student services, 12.25 following consultation with the 12.26 university community, including the 12.27 student senate and the bookstore 12.28 committee. After submitting the design 12.29 and the financing plan to the board, 12.30 the board shall submit it to the 12.31 legislature as provided in Minnesota 12.32 Statutes, section 16B.335, subdivision 12.33 2. 12.34 Subd. 24. St. Cloud Technical College 1,000,000 12.35 To design and construct an addition and 12.36 remodeling of graphic arts and dental 12.37 space, including classrooms, and design 12.38 remodeling of most of the remaining 12.39 space. 12.40 Subd. 25. St. Paul Technical College 10,000,000 12.41 To design, construct, furnish, and 12.42 equip an addition to the library and 12.43 learning resource center and renovate 12.44 existing space for student services, 12.45 chemical technology laboratory, and to 12.46 renovate the building control system. 12.47 Subd. 26. Southwest State University 40,000 12.48 To predesign the renovation of the 12.49 library. The renovation will include 12.50 replacement of HVAC systems and 12.51 installation of wiring for computer 12.52 technology. 12.53 Subd. 27. Winona State University 200,000 12.54 To design the remodeling of Maxwell 12.55 Library into offices and classrooms. 12.56 Subd. 28. Land Acquisition 5,000,000 12.57 To acquire real property land adjacent 13.1 to or near the state college and 13.2 university campuses. Of this amount at 13.3 least $2,500,000 is for Winona State 13.4 University and $1,000,000 is for St. 13.5 Cloud State University. The board of 13.6 trustees shall report annually to the 13.7 legislature on purchases made from this 13.8 appropriation. 13.9 Subd. 29. Debt Service 13.10 (a) The board shall pay one-third of 13.11 the debt service on state bonds sold to 13.12 finance projects authorized by this 13.13 section, except for subdivisions 10 and 13.14 22. After each sale of general 13.15 obligation bonds, the commissioner of 13.16 finance shall notify the board of the 13.17 amounts assessed for each year for the 13.18 life of the bonds. 13.19 (b) The commissioner shall reduce the 13.20 board's assessment each year by 13.21 one-third of the net income from 13.22 investment of general obligation bond 13.23 proceeds in proportion to the amount of 13.24 principal and interest otherwise 13.25 required to be paid by the board. The 13.26 board shall pay its resulting net 13.27 assessment to the commissioner of 13.28 finance by December 1 each year. If 13.29 the board fails to make a payment when 13.30 due, the commissioner of finance shall 13.31 reduce allotments for appropriations 13.32 from the general fund otherwise 13.33 available to the board and apply the 13.34 amount of the reduction to cover the 13.35 missed debt service payment. The 13.36 commissioner of finance shall credit 13.37 the payments received from the board to 13.38 the bond debt service account in the 13.39 state bond fund each December 1 before 13.40 money is transferred from the general 13.41 fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.42 16A.641, subdivision 10. 13.43 Subd. 30. Separate account 13.44 The appropriations in this section are 13.45 conditioned on the board of trustees 13.46 adopting a resolution establishing an 13.47 account for regular repair and 13.48 maintenance at the colleges and 13.49 universities, and into which 13.50 appropriations from fiscal years 1999, 13.51 2000, 2001, and 2002 could be deposited. 13.52 Sec. 4. CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION 13.53 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 13.54 of administration for the purposes 13.55 specified in this section 1,395,000 13.56 This appropriation is from the general 13.57 fund. 13.58 Subd. 2. Administration/Classroom 13.59 Building Renovation 780,000 13.60 To design, furnish, equip, and renovate 13.61 the administrative/classroom building. 14.1 This project is to include upgrades to 14.2 building hallways, conversion of a 14.3 temporary student computer lab to a 14.4 student commons area, reconfiguration 14.5 of support and classroom spaces, and 14.6 partial renovation of the cafeteria 14.7 food service and seating areas. 14.8 Subd. 3. Asset Preservation 465,000 14.9 For asset preservation improvements on 14.10 the campus including, but not limited 14.11 to, design and construction of 14.12 sprinkler systems, demolition of the 14.13 main entry to the 14.14 administration/classroom building, 14.15 foundation repairs, reconstruction of 14.16 campus roads and parking areas, and 14.17 replacement of deteriorated sidewalks. 14.18 Subd. 4. GAIA Building Renovation 150,000 14.19 For the partial renovation of spaces 14.20 currently used for student instruction 14.21 to spaces that will be utilized for 14.22 adult professional development and 14.23 related administrative support services. 14.24 Sec. 5. CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING 14.25 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner of 14.26 children, families, and learning for the 14.27 purposes specified in this section 62,405,000 14.28 This appropriation is from the general 14.29 fund. 14.30 Subd. 2. Early Childhood 14.31 Learning Facilities 5,000,000 14.32 For grants to state agencies, political 14.33 subdivisions, Indian tribes, or private 14.34 nonprofit organizations to construct or 14.35 rehabilitate facilities for programs 14.36 under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.37 268.917. Facilities financed with 14.38 these grants may be owned by Indian 14.39 tribes or private nonprofit 14.40 organizations. 14.41 Subd. 3. Youth Enrichment 5,000,000 14.42 (a) For grants to local government 14.43 units to design, furnish, equip, 14.44 renovate, replace, or construct parks 14.45 and recreation facilities and school 14.46 facilities to provide youth, with 14.47 preference for youth in grades 4 to 8, 14.48 with regular enrichment activities 14.49 during nonschool hours, including after 14.50 school, evenings, weekends, and school 14.51 vacation periods, and that will provide 14.52 equal access and programming for all 14.53 children. The buildings or facilities 14.54 may be leased to nonprofit community 14.55 organizations, subject to Minnesota 14.56 Statutes, section 16A.695, for the same 14.57 purposes. Enrichment programs include 14.58 academic enrichment, homework 14.59 assistance, computer and technology 14.60 use, arts and cultural activities, 15.1 clubs, school-to-work and workforce 15.2 development, athletic, and recreational 15.3 activities. Grants must be used to 15.4 expand the number of children 15.5 participating in enrichment programs or 15.6 improve the quality or range of program 15.7 offerings. The facilities must be 15.8 fully available for programming 15.9 sponsored by nonprofit and community 15.10 groups serving youth, or school, 15.11 county, or city programs, for maximum 15.12 hours after school, evenings, weekends, 15.13 summers, and other school vacation 15.14 periods. Priority must be given to 15.15 proposals that demonstrate 15.16 collaborations among private, 15.17 nonprofit, and public agencies, 15.18 including regional entities dealing 15.19 with at-risk youth, and community and 15.20 parent organizations in arranging for 15.21 programming, staffing, transportation, 15.22 and equipment. All proposals must 15.23 include an inventory of existing 15.24 facilities and an assessment of 15.25 programming needs in the community. 15.26 (b) $1,000,000 is for enrichment grants 15.27 within the city of Minneapolis. 15.28 (c) $2,000,000 is for enrichment grants 15.29 within the city of St. Paul. 15.30 (d) $1,000,000 is for enrichment grants 15.31 in metropolitan statistical areas 15.32 outside of the cities of Minneapolis 15.33 and St. Paul. Priority must be given 15.34 to school attendance areas with high 15.35 concentrations of children eligible for 15.36 free or reduced school lunch and to 15.37 government units demonstrating a 15.38 commitment to collaborative youth 15.39 efforts. 15.40 (e) $1,000,000 is for enrichment grants 15.41 for areas outside of metropolitan 15.42 statistical areas and outside of the 15.43 cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. 15.44 Priority must be given to school 15.45 attendance areas with high 15.46 concentrations of children eligible for 15.47 free or reduced school lunch and to 15.48 government units demonstrating a 15.49 commitment to collaborative youth 15.50 efforts. 15.51 (f) Each grant must be matched by one 15.52 dollar from nonstate sources for each 15.53 two dollars of state money. In-kind 15.54 contributions of facilities may be used 15.55 for the local match. The value of 15.56 in-kind contributions must be 15.57 determined by the commissioner of 15.58 finance. 15.59 Subd. 4. Recreation and Community 15.60 Center Grants 10,800,000 15.61 (a) Unless otherwise specifically 15.62 provided, the commissioner may not make 15.63 a grant from this appropriation until 15.64 the commissioner has determined that at 16.1 least an equal amount has been 16.2 committed to the project from nonstate 16.3 sources. 16.4 (b) The commissioner may not make a 16.5 grant under this subdivision until the 16.6 commissioner has determined that, if 16.7 the center will charge a fee for use of 16.8 the center's facilities, the plan for 16.9 operating the center includes free or 16.10 reduced-rate use of the facilities by 16.11 individuals and families that have a 16.12 household income at or below 150 16.13 percent of the federal poverty income 16.14 guidelines. 16.15 (c) The commissioner may not make a 16.16 grant under this subdivision until the 16.17 commissioner has determined that the 16.18 recipient has the ability and a plan to 16.19 fund the program intended for the 16.20 facility. 16.21 (d) Dawson-Boyd Educational 16.22 and Community Center 1,000,000 16.23 For a grant to independent school 16.24 district No. 378, Dawson-Boyd, to 16.25 design, construct, furnish, and equip 16.26 an educational and community center. 16.27 (e) Detroit Lakes Community 16.28 Center 1,500,000 16.29 For a grant to the city of Detroit 16.30 Lakes to design, construct, furnish, 16.31 and equip the Detroit Lakes Community 16.32 Center. 16.33 (f) Granite Falls Area 16.34 Multipurpose Community Recreation and 16.35 Education Center 1,000,000 16.36 For a grant to the city of Granite 16.37 Falls to design, construct, furnish, 16.38 and equip a multipurpose community 16.39 recreation and education building. 16.40 (g) Hallett Community 16.41 Center, City of Crosby 300,000 16.42 For a grant to the city of Crosby to 16.43 design, construct, furnish, and equip 16.44 the Hallett Community Center. 16.45 (h) Hastings Municipal Water 16.46 Park 500,000 16.47 For a grant to the city of Hastings to 16.48 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 16.49 municipal water park. 16.50 (i) Hermantown Community Indoor 16.51 Sports and Physical Education Complex 1,000,000 16.52 For a grant to independent school 16.53 district No. 700, Hermantown, to 16.54 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 16.55 community indoor sports and physical 16.56 education complex with an indoor track. 17.1 (j) Isle Community Center 1,000,000 17.2 For a grant to independent school 17.3 district No. 473, Isle, to convert a 17.4 school building into a community 17.5 center. Programs located at the 17.6 converted facility must include the 17.7 alternative education program, early 17.8 childhood family education programs, 17.9 centralized school district kitchen 17.10 facilities, and other community 17.11 programs. 17.12 (k) Lake Crystal Area 17.13 Recreation Center 1,500,000 17.14 For a grant to the city of Lake Crystal 17.15 to design, construct, furnish, and 17.16 equip the Lake Crystal Area Recreation 17.17 Center. 17.18 (l) Proctor Community 17.19 Activity Center 1,000,000 17.20 For a grant to the city of Proctor to 17.21 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 17.22 city community activity center designed 17.23 to provide facilities for city 17.24 government, library, arts, museum, and 17.25 other public functions. 17.26 (m) Redwood Valley Multipurpose 17.27 Education and Community Center 1,000,000 17.28 For a grant to independent school 17.29 district No. 2758, Redwood Falls, to 17.30 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 17.31 multipurpose education and community 17.32 center to be constructed and operated 17.33 under a joint powers agreement with the 17.34 city of Redwood Falls. 17.35 The center must provide: (1) expanded 17.36 physical education curriculum for 17.37 Redwood Valley students; (2) a latchkey 17.38 program and an after-school program for 17.39 at-risk youth; (3) expanded healthy 17.40 lifestyle community education and 17.41 recreation programs for all age groups 17.42 in the community; and (4) community 17.43 conference and meeting facilities. 17.44 (n) Windom Area Multipurpose 17.45 Center 1,000,000 17.46 For a grant to the city of Windom to 17.47 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 17.48 multipurpose center. 17.49 Subd. 5. Metropolitan Magnet Schools 22,200,000 17.50 For awarding metropolitan magnet school 17.51 grants to groups of qualified 17.52 metropolitan school districts under 17.53 Minnesota Statutes, section 124C.498. 17.54 $1,900,000 is for the completion of the 17.55 Downtown Integration magnet school in 17.56 Minneapolis. 17.57 $3,800,000 is for planning, design, 18.1 acquisition of land, architectural 18.2 fees, and engineering fees for the East 18.3 Metropolitan Integration magnet school 18.4 in the East Metropolitan area. Of that 18.5 amount, $2,800,000 is for land 18.6 acquisition. 18.7 $14,500,000 is for the construction of 18.8 the Metropolitan Integration magnet 18.9 school in Robbinsdale. 18.10 $2,000,000 is for the Southwest 18.11 Metropolitan Integration magnet school 18.12 in Edina. 18.13 Subd. 6. Community Schools 18.14 Partnership, St. Paul 14,030,000 18.15 For a grant to independent school 18.16 district No. 625 to acquire and better 18.17 achievement-plus facilities. 18.18 (a) $2,180,000 is to remodel and 18.19 renovate the Monroe community school 18.20 and $2,400,000 is to remodel and 18.21 renovate the Dayton's Bluff elementary 18.22 school. Neither of these two 18.23 appropriations is available until the 18.24 commissioner has determined that an 18.25 amount equal to the total of the two 18.26 has been committed from nonstate 18.27 sources to either or both of the 18.28 projects. Any amounts raised in excess 18.29 of the amount needed as match for these 18.30 two projects may be used to satisfy the 18.31 match required for the project in 18.32 paragraph (b). 18.33 (b) $9,450,000 is to acquire land for, 18.34 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 18.35 new achievement-plus facility. This 18.36 appropriation is not available until 18.37 the commissioner has determined that 18.38 the following amounts have been 18.39 committed to the project: 18.40 (1) $940,000 is available upon receipt 18.41 of a commitment for an equal amount. 18.42 (2) $2,680,000 is available upon 18.43 receipt of a commitment for an equal 18.44 amount. 18.45 (3) $5,830,000 is available upon 18.46 receipt of a commitment for an equal 18.47 amount. 18.48 Subd. 7. Fridley Middle School 18.49 Boiler and Windows 90,000 18.50 For a grant to independent school 18.51 district No. 14, Fridley, for a new 18.52 boiler and new exterior windows at 18.53 Central Middle School. This 18.54 appropriation is from the general fund. 18.55 Subd. 8. School Building Accessibility 18.56 Grants 1,000,000 18.57 For school building accessibility 18.58 grants under Minnesota Statutes, 19.1 sections 124C.71 to 124C.74. 19.2 Subd. 9. Mississippi Education Center 1,400,000 19.3 For a grant to independent school 19.4 district No. 318, Grand Rapids, to 19.5 design and construct a new library in 19.6 Grand Rapids. This appropriation is 19.7 not available until the commissioner 19.8 determines that $4,820,000 has been 19.9 committed from nonstate sources. 19.10 Subd. 10. Library Accessibility 19.11 Grants 1,500,000 19.12 For library accessibility grants under 19.13 Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45. 19.14 Subd. 11. McLeod West Interdistrict 19.15 Cooperative 500,000 19.16 For a grant to the McLeod West 19.17 Interdistrict Cooperative, made up of 19.18 independent school district Nos. 421, 19.19 Brownton, and 426, Stewart, to design 19.20 and acquire land for a new 19.21 prekindergarten through grade 12 19.22 educational facility. 19.23 Subd. 12. Little Falls Carnegie 19.24 Library ADA Grant 500,000 19.25 For a grant to the city of Little Falls 19.26 for design and construction of capital 19.27 improvements for handicapped 19.28 accessibility to the Little Falls 19.29 Carnegie library. This appropriation 19.30 is not available until the commissioner 19.31 determines that $500,000 has been 19.32 committed from nonstate sources. 19.33 Subd. 13. Minnesota Lake 385,000 19.34 For a grant to the fiscal agent for the 19.35 public school building in Minnesota 19.36 Lake for repair and improved energy 19.37 conservation. 19.38 Sec. 6. RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES AT FARIBAULT 19.39 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 19.40 of administration for the purposes 19.41 specified in this section 9,225,000 19.42 This appropriation is from the general 19.43 fund. 19.44 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 725,000 19.45 For asset preservation improvements on 19.46 both campuses at the Faribault 19.47 residential academies including, but 19.48 not limited to, asbestos removal and 19.49 replacement of roofs, windows, fire 19.50 protection systems, and sidewalks. 19.51 Subd. 3. Tate Hall Renovation 4,000,000 19.52 To design, remodel, furnish, and equip 19.53 Tate Hall on the campus of the 19.54 Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. 20.1 This project is to include asset 20.2 preservation improvements, installation 20.3 of a ventilation and humidity control 20.4 system, remodeling to expand bathroom 20.5 facilities, and renovation of new space 20.6 for a home living skills center. 20.7 Subd. 4. Lysen Expansion 20.8 and Renovation 4,500,000 20.9 To design, construct, furnish, and 20.10 equip an expansion and renovation of 20.11 the Lysen learning building on the 20.12 campus of the Minnesota State Academy 20.13 for the Blind. This project is to 20.14 include expansion or remodeling of 20.15 classrooms, offices, recreation areas, 20.16 and related spaces in this building. 20.17 Sec. 7. NATURAL RESOURCES 20.18 Subdivision 1. To the 20.19 commissioner of natural resources 20.20 for the purposes specified 20.21 in this section 130,251,000 20.22 This appropriation is from the general 20.23 fund. 20.24 Subd. 2. Office Facility 20.25 Consolidation 7,391,000 20.26 To acquire land, design, construct, 20.27 furnish, and equip offices and service 20.28 facilities at consolidated office sites 20.29 in Tower and Windom. 20.30 Subd. 3. Statewide Asset Preservation 20.31 and State Park and Recreation 20.32 Area Building Rehabilitation 6,500,000 20.33 For repair and renovation of the 20.34 department of natural resources land, 20.35 buildings, or other improvements of a 20.36 capital nature throughout the state; 20.37 and to design, repair, rehabilitate, 20.38 construct, or add to state park 20.39 buildings throughout the state, 20.40 according to the management plan 20.41 required in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 20.42 86A. The commissioner shall determine 20.43 project priorities as appropriate based 20.44 upon need. 20.45 Subd. 4. State Park and Recreation 20.46 Area Building Development 5,535,000 20.47 To design, construct, furnish, and 20.48 equip new buildings and associated 20.49 utilities in the state park system, 20.50 according to the management plan 20.51 required in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 20.52 86A. 20.53 Subd. 5. State Park and Recreation 20.54 Area Betterment and Rehabilitation 2,750,000 20.55 To upgrade, repair, or rehabilitate 20.56 improvements of a capital nature at 20.57 state park and recreation area 20.58 facilities throughout the state, 21.1 including, but not limited to, resource 21.2 management projects, trail 21.3 rehabilitation, campground 21.4 rehabilitation, and road and bridge 21.5 repair. The commissioner shall 21.6 determine project priorities as 21.7 appropriate based upon need. 21.8 Subd. 6. State Park and 21.9 Recreation Area Acquisition 2,250,000 21.10 For acquisition from willing sellers of 21.11 private lands within state park and 21.12 recreation area boundaries established 21.13 by law. The commissioner shall 21.14 determine project priorities as 21.15 appropriate based upon need. 21.16 Subd. 7. Metro Regional Park 21.17 Acquisition and Betterment 14,400,000 21.18 (a) $9,000,000 is for payment to the 21.19 metropolitan council. The commissioner 21.20 shall pay the amount on a reimbursement 21.21 basis to the metropolitan council upon 21.22 receipt of a certified copy of a 21.23 council resolution requesting payment. 21.24 The appropriation must be used to pay 21.25 the cost of rehabilitation, 21.26 acquisition, and development by the 21.27 council and local government units of 21.28 regional recreational open-space lands 21.29 in accordance with the council's policy 21.30 plan as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 21.31 section 473.315. This appropriation 21.32 must not be used for research, 21.33 planning, administration, or tax 21.34 equivalency payments. This 21.35 appropriation may be used for the 21.36 purchase of homes only if the purchases 21.37 are included in the work program 21.38 required by law and they are expressly 21.39 approved by the legislative commission 21.40 on Minnesota resources. 21.41 $840,000 of this appropriation may be 21.42 used by the metropolitan council to 21.43 reimburse Washington county for 21.44 acquiring St. Croix Bluffs regional 21.45 park in 1997. 21.46 (b) $3,900,000 of this appropriation is 21.47 for a grant to the metropolitan council 21.48 to prepare a site for, design, 21.49 construct, furnish, and equip, 21.50 including utility infrastructure, the 21.51 Como Park Education Resource Center, 21.52 Phase One. The grant is contingent 21.53 upon the city of St. Paul maintaining 21.54 Como Park zoo as a free attraction for 21.55 the life of the bonds. The city may, 21.56 however, charge a fee for use of the 21.57 Como Park golf course and the 21.58 conservatory and for special event 21.59 facility rentals at the park, including 21.60 the zoo and the conservatory. 21.61 The center must report to the chair of 21.62 the senate environment and agriculture 21.63 budget division, the chair of the house 21.64 environment and agriculture finance 22.1 committee, and the chairs of the senate 22.2 and house environment and natural 22.3 resources policy committees as soon as 22.4 the center has secured half of the 22.5 total project costs from nonstate 22.6 sources. 22.7 (c) $1,500,000 is for a grant to the 22.8 metropolitan council for capital 22.9 expenditures necessary to carry out the 22.10 Harriet Island Redevelopment in 22.11 accordance with the Lilydale/Harriet 22.12 Island master plan. This appropriation 22.13 is not available until the commissioner 22.14 determines that an equal amount has 22.15 been committed from nonstate sources. 22.16 Subd. 8. Dam Improvements 1,300,000 22.17 For the emergency repair, 22.18 reconstruction, or removal of publicly 22.19 owned dams. Up to $300,000 of this 22.20 appropriation is for the Sauk River Dam 22.21 and up to $100,000 of this 22.22 appropriation is for a study of removal 22.23 of the Rapidan Dam. Up to $300,000 of 22.24 this appropriation is for a grant to 22.25 the city of Appleton for removal of a 22.26 dam located on the Pomme de Terre river 22.27 in Swift county. The commissioner 22.28 shall determine remaining project 22.29 priorities as appropriate based upon 22.30 need as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 22.31 section 103G.511. 22.32 Subd. 9. Flood Hazard 22.33 Mitigation Grants 30,000,000 22.34 For the flood hazard mitigation grant 22.35 program to local government units for 22.36 publicly owned capital improvements to 22.37 prevent or alleviate flood damages 22.38 under Minnesota Statutes, section 22.39 103F.161. 22.40 $1,500,000 is to construct ring dikes, 22.41 whether publicly or privately owned. 22.42 $500,000 is for a grant to Clay county 22.43 to remove houses in the Crestwood 22.44 addition in Kurtz township on the Red 22.45 River that are endangered by the 22.46 collapsing river bank. 22.47 The commissioner shall determine other 22.48 project priorities as appropriate based 22.49 upon need. 22.50 As soon as the United States Army Corps 22.51 of Engineers section 205 flood control 22.52 study for the city of Breckenridge is 22.53 complete, the commissioner shall make a 22.54 recommendation to the legislature for 22.55 the funding necessary to complete flood 22.56 hazard mitigation efforts in the city. 22.57 Subd. 10. Forest Road and 22.58 Bridge Projects 2,000,000 22.59 For reconstruction, resurfacing, 22.60 replacement, or construction of other 23.1 improvements of a capital nature to 23.2 state forest roads and bridges 23.3 throughout the state. The commissioner 23.4 shall determine project priorities as 23.5 appropriate based upon need. Of this 23.6 amount, $500,000 may be used for forest 23.7 roads in northern Minnesota peat areas. 23.8 Subd. 11. Forestry Land Acquisition 800,000 23.9 To acquire private lands from willing 23.10 sellers within established boundaries 23.11 of state forests throughout the state. 23.12 The commissioner shall determine 23.13 project priorities as appropriate based 23.14 upon need. 23.15 Subd. 12. White Pine Management 300,000 23.16 For planting of stands of white pine 23.17 and management of white pine resources. 23.18 Subd. 13. Forestry Recreation 23.19 Facilities 750,000 23.20 For improvements of a capital nature to 23.21 rehabilitate, improve, or develop 23.22 forestry recreation facilities 23.23 throughout the state. The commissioner 23.24 shall determine project priorities as 23.25 appropriate based upon need. 23.26 Subd. 14. RIM Wildlife Management Areas, 23.27 Critical Habitat, and North American 23.28 Waterfowl Management Plan 7,000,000 23.29 $1,000,000 of this appropriation is to 23.30 acquire land for wildlife management 23.31 areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 23.32 97A.135; $5,500,000 is for the critical 23.33 habitat private sector matching account 23.34 under Minnesota Statutes, section 23.35 84.943; and $500,000 is for acquisition 23.36 and wetland restoration under the North 23.37 American Waterfowl Management Plan. 23.38 The commissioner shall determine 23.39 project priorities as appropriate based 23.40 upon need. 23.41 Subd. 15. RIM Fish Hatchery 23.42 Rehabilitation 1,000,000 23.43 For improvements of a capital nature to 23.44 rehabilitate, improve, or develop fish 23.45 culture facilities. 23.46 Subd. 16. RIM Wildlife, 23.47 Habitat Improvements 2,500,000 23.48 For improvements of a capital nature to 23.49 develop, protect, or improve wildlife 23.50 management areas and other state lands 23.51 throughout the state. The commissioner 23.52 shall determine project priorities as 23.53 appropriate based upon need. 23.54 Subd. 17. Stream Protection 23.55 and Restoration 1,000,000 23.56 For the acquisition of easements and 23.57 aquatic management areas on streams for 24.1 fisheries management purposes, and 24.2 stream restoration on portions of the 24.3 Whitewater river and Sandy river. 24.4 Subd. 18. Scientific and Natural Area and 24.5 Prairie Bank Acquisition and Improvement 3,000,000 24.6 To acquire land related to scientific 24.7 and natural areas and prairie bank 24.8 easements and for development, 24.9 protection, or improvements of a 24.10 capital nature to scientific and 24.11 natural areas throughout the state. 24.12 $2,200,000 is for scientific and 24.13 natural area acquisition, $400,000 is 24.14 for scientific and natural area 24.15 restoration and development, and 24.16 $400,000 is for Prairie Bank 24.17 easements. The commissioner shall 24.18 determine project priorities as 24.19 appropriate based upon need. 24.20 Subd. 19. Metro Greenways 24.21 and Natural Areas 4,000,000 24.22 To acquire and improve natural areas 24.23 and greenways in the metro region 24.24 through purchase of conservation 24.25 easements or fee acquisition. The 24.26 commissioner shall determine project 24.27 priorities as appropriate based upon 24.28 need and shall consult with 24.29 representatives of local units of 24.30 government, nonprofit organizations, 24.31 and other interested parties. 24.32 Subd. 20. Accelerated Wildlife 24.33 Habitat Management 500,000 24.34 For wildlife habitat improvement. Of 24.35 this amount, $400,000 is for winter 24.36 wildlife habitat improvement for 24.37 pheasants and other grassland wildlife 24.38 in key farmland areas and $100,000 is 24.39 for brushland and forest habitat 24.40 renewal for sharp-tailed grouse and 24.41 other species of birds dependent on 24.42 open brushlands in forest areas. 24.43 Subd. 21. Water Access 24.44 Acquisition and Development 2,000,000 24.45 For public water access acquisition 24.46 development and rehabilitation on lakes 24.47 and rivers, including water access 24.48 through the provision of fishing piers 24.49 and shoreline access. 24.50 Subd. 22. Trail Acquisition 24.51 and Development 10,250,000 24.52 For acquisition and development of a 24.53 capital nature on state trails as 24.54 specified in Minnesota Statutes, 24.55 section 85.015. Projects include 24.56 $500,000 for the Willard Munger Trail, 24.57 $1,000,000 for the Root River Trail, 24.58 $140,000 for the Lanesboro Trailhead of 24.59 the Root River Trail, $1,350,000 for 24.60 the Luce Line, $500,000 for the 24.61 Heartland Trail, $2,000,000 for the 25.1 Paul Bunyan Trail, $1,050,000 for the 25.2 Goodhue Pioneer Trail, $800,000 for the 25.3 Blazing Star Trail, $1,310,000 for the 25.4 Blufflands Trail development, and 25.5 $350,000 for the Gateway Trail. The 25.6 commissioner shall determine additional 25.7 project priorities as appropriate based 25.8 upon need. $1,250,000 of this 25.9 appropriation is for the state 25.10 targeting accessible recreation trails 25.11 (START) project to complete the trail 25.12 survey, prioritizing, and 25.13 preengineering work for all 100 major 25.14 recreation areas and to improve 25.15 accessibility in up to 35 of these 25.16 areas. 25.17 Subd. 23. Metro Regional Trails 5,000,000 25.18 For grants to the metropolitan council 25.19 for acquisition and development of a 25.20 capital nature of trail connections in 25.21 the metropolitan area as specified in 25.22 this subdivision. The purpose of the 25.23 grants is to improve trails in the 25.24 metropolitan park and open space system 25.25 and connect them with existing state 25.26 and regional trails. Priority shall be 25.27 given to matching funds for an ISTEA 25.28 grant. 25.29 The funds shall be allocated by the 25.30 council as follows: 25.31 (1) $1,050,000 is allocated to Ramsey 25.32 county as follows: 25.33 (i) $400,000 to complete six miles of 25.34 trails between the Burlington Northern 25.35 Regional Trail and Bald Eagle-Otter 25.36 Lake Regional Park; 25.37 (ii) $150,000 to complete a one-mile 25.38 connection between Birch Lake and the 25.39 Lake Tamarack segment of Bald 25.40 Eagle-Otter Lake Regional Park; 25.41 (iii) $500,000 to acquire real property 25.42 and design and construct or renovate 25.43 recreation facilities along the 25.44 Mississippi River in cooperation with 25.45 the city of St. Paul; 25.46 (2) $1,050,000 is allocated to the city 25.47 of St. Paul as follows: 25.48 (i) $250,000 to construct a bridge over 25.49 Lexington Parkway in Como Regional 25.50 Park; and 25.51 (ii) $800,000 to enhance amenities for 25.52 the trailhead at the Lilydale-Harriet 25.53 Island Regional Park pavilion; 25.54 (3) $1,400,000 is allocated to Anoka 25.55 county as follows: 25.56 (i) $1,100,000 to construct a 25.57 pedestrian tunnel under Highway 65 on 25.58 the Rice Creek West Regional Trail in 25.59 the city of Fridley; and 26.1 (ii) $300,000 to construct a pedestrian 26.2 bridge on the Mississippi River 26.3 Regional Trail crossing over 26.4 Mississippi Street in the city of 26.5 Fridley; and 26.6 (4) $1,500,000 is allocated to the 26.7 suburban Hennepin regional park 26.8 district as follows: 26.9 (i) $1,000,000 to connect North 26.10 Hennepin Regional Trail to Luce Line 26.11 State Trail and Medicine Lake; and 26.12 (ii) $500,000 is for the cost of 26.13 development and acquisition of the 26.14 Southwest regional trail in the city of 26.15 St. Louis Park. The trail must connect 26.16 the Minneapolis regional trail system 26.17 at Cedar Lake park to the Hennepin 26.18 parks regional trail system at the 26.19 Hopkins trail head. 26.20 Subd. 24. Lake Superior 26.21 Safe Harbors 5,000,000 26.22 For acquisition, design, and 26.23 development of safe harbors and public 26.24 accesses on Lake Superior. $1,500,000 26.25 is for Taconite Harbor and $3,500,000 26.26 is for Two Harbors. This appropriation 26.27 is not available until an equal amount 26.28 in federal matching funds has been 26.29 committed. 26.30 Subd. 25. Lake Superior Zoo 1,300,000 26.31 To the commissioner of administration 26.32 for a grant to the city of Duluth for 26.33 capital improvements to the animal care 26.34 center, including veterinary hospital, 26.35 laboratory, clinic, and quarantine 26.36 area, and the childrens' zoo at the 26.37 Lake Superior Zoological Garden. 26.38 Subd. 26. Local Initiative Grants 8,000,000 26.39 For matching grants to be provided to 26.40 local units of government for 26.41 acquisition, development, or renovation 26.42 of a capital nature of local parks, 26.43 trails, and natural and scenic areas. 26.44 Recipients must provide a match of at 26.45 least one-half of total eligible 26.46 project costs. The commissioner shall 26.47 make payment to local units of 26.48 government upon receiving documentation 26.49 of reimbursable expenditures. The 26.50 commissioner shall determine project 26.51 priorities as appropriate based upon 26.52 need. 26.53 $3,500,000 of this appropriation is for 26.54 grants to units of government to 26.55 acquire and develop outdoor recreation 26.56 areas, and for grants to units of 26.57 government to acquire and better 26.58 natural and scenic areas under 26.59 Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, 26.60 subdivision 4a. 27.1 $1,000,000 of this appropriation is for 27.2 cooperative trail grants of up to 27.3 $50,000 per project to acquire or 27.4 construct trail linkages between 27.5 communities, trails, and parks. 27.6 $3,500,000 of this appropriation is for 27.7 trail grants for the following locally 27.8 funded publicly owned trails serving 27.9 multiple communities: $1,400,000 for 27.10 Beaver Island Trail in Stearns County, 27.11 $1,400,000 for Skunk Hollow Trail in 27.12 Yellow Medicine and Chippewa Counties, 27.13 and $700,000 for Unity Trail in 27.14 Faribault County. 27.15 Subd. 27. Environmental Learning 27.16 Centers 2,350,000 27.17 $1,000,000 of this appropriation is for 27.18 a grant to independent school district 27.19 No. 621, Mounds View, to renovate the 27.20 Laurentian environmental learning 27.21 center located in the Superior National 27.22 Forest. This portion of the 27.23 appropriation must not be used to 27.24 expand the bed capacity of the center. 27.25 It may be used to renovate and replace 27.26 existing facilities. $300,000 of this 27.27 appropriation is available 27.28 immediately. The balance is available 27.29 to the extent matched by money expended 27.30 from other sources after the date of 27.31 final enactment of this act. 27.32 $1,350,000 of this appropriation is for 27.33 a grant to Kandiyohi county to 27.34 construct a trailhead at the Prairie 27.35 Woods environmental learning center. 27.36 This portion of the appropriation may 27.37 not be used for overnight facilities. 27.38 Subd. 28. Sand Dunes State 27.39 Forest Center 150,000 27.40 For predesign and design of an office 27.41 facility/visitor center in Sand Dunes 27.42 State Forest. 27.43 Subd. 29. Willernie Erosion Control 75,000 27.44 For a grant to the city of Willernie 27.45 for publicly owned capital improvements 27.46 to forestall erosion from a natural 27.47 waterway. This appropriation must be 27.48 equally matched by nonstate funds. 27.49 Subd. 30. Hartley Nature Center 1,500,000 27.50 For a grant to the city of Duluth for 27.51 the purpose of constructing capital 27.52 improvements to the Hartley Nature 27.53 Center. This appropriation is not 27.54 available until an equal amount has 27.55 been committed from nonstate sources. 27.56 Subd. 31. International Wolf Center 350,000 27.57 To the commissioner of administration 27.58 for capital improvements to the 27.59 International Wolf Center, including 28.1 repair of grounds and buildings, 28.2 improvements to the heating and 28.3 ventilation system, the wolf enclosure, 28.4 and the children's exhibit room, and 28.5 added facilities for vehicle garaging 28.6 and a workshop. 28.7 Subd. 32. Savage Water Supply System 800,000 28.8 For a grant to the city of Savage for a 28.9 water supply system. 28.10 The Department of Health shall assign 28.11 the amount of additional priority 28.12 points necessary to place the city of 28.13 Savage in the fundable range of the 28.14 intended use plan for the Drinking 28.15 Water Revolving Fund under Minnesota 28.16 Statutes, section 446A.081, for a water 28.17 supply and treatment system to protect 28.18 the Savage Fen Wetland Complex. The 28.19 amount of the loan shall be 28.20 $10,000,000. The system must implement 28.21 uniform demand management measures and 28.22 provide for alternative sustainable 28.23 water sources while protecting the 28.24 Savage Fen Wetland Complex and the 28.25 water resources of the aquifers. 28.26 Conservation and demand reduction 28.27 measures must be adopted. The system 28.28 may be constructed under authority of 28.29 Minnesota Statutes, section 471.59, 28.30 471.591, or other law. The alternative 28.31 sources of water must be approved by 28.32 the commissioner and comply with permit 28.33 requirements under Minnesota Statutes, 28.34 chapter 103G. 28.35 Subd. 33. Bald Eagle Center 500,000 28.36 To the commissioner of administration 28.37 for a grant to the city of Wabasha for 28.38 construction of the American bald eagle 28.39 center. The city of Wabasha may enter 28.40 into a lease or management agreement 28.41 with a nonprofit corporation under 28.42 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. 28.43 This appropriation is not available 28.44 until at least $1,000,000 has been 28.45 committed from nonstate sources. 28.46 Subd. 34. Work Program 28.47 The commissioner must submit a work 28.48 program and semiannual progress reports 28.49 in the form determined by the 28.50 legislative commission on Minnesota 28.51 resources and request its 28.52 recommendation before spending any 28.53 money appropriated by subdivision 3, 4, 28.54 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 28.55 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31, or 28.56 33 of this section. The commission's 28.57 recommendation is advisory only. 28.58 Failure to respond to a request within 28.59 60 days after receipt is a positive 28.60 recommendation. Work programs 28.61 involving land acquisition must include 28.62 a land acquisition plan. 28.63 Sec. 8. OFFICE OF 29.1 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE 3,500,000 29.2 To the office of environmental 29.3 assistance for the solid waste capital 29.4 assistance grants program under 29.5 Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54. 29.6 Grants under this section are exempt 29.7 from the requirements of Minnesota 29.8 Statutes, section 16B.335. 29.9 This appropriation is from the general 29.10 fund. 29.11 $375,000 is for a grant to the 29.12 Prairieland Compost Facility Board, a 29.13 public body, for an air emissions 29.14 project at the Prairieland Compost 29.15 Facility located in Martin county. 29.16 Sec. 9. PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY 29.17 Subdivision 1. To the public 29.18 facilities authority for the purposes 29.19 specified in this section 44,050,000 29.20 Subd. 2. Matching Money 29.21 for Federal Grants 15,000,000 29.22 For state matching money for federal 29.23 grants to capitalize the water 29.24 pollution control fund and the drinking 29.25 water revolving fund under Minnesota 29.26 Statutes, sections 446A.07 and 446A.081. 29.27 The expenditure and allocation of state 29.28 matching funds between funds shall be 29.29 based on the amount of federal funds 29.30 appropriated to the funds. This 29.31 appropriation must be used for 29.32 qualified capital projects. 29.33 Subd. 3. Wastewater 29.34 Infrastructure Program 15,300,000 29.35 For supplemental assistance to 29.36 municipalities under Minnesota 29.37 Statutes, section 446A.072. 29.38 The authority shall reimburse the city 29.39 of Isanti for costs it has incurred in 29.40 construction of a project that reduced 29.41 discharges into outstanding resource 29.42 value waters in order to comply with 29.43 more stringent wastewater standards 29.44 required to protect those waters. The 29.45 amount of the reimbursement shall be 29.46 equal to the reimbursement the city 29.47 would have received pursuant to 29.48 Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072, 29.49 subdivision 4, as it is amended by the 29.50 1998 legislature. 29.51 To the greatest extent practicable, the 29.52 authority should use the funds to first 29.53 match grant funds on a 50 percent basis 29.54 with USDA rural development projects 29.55 prior to using the funds for 29.56 non-USDA-eligible projects. 29.57 The authority shall also give priority 29.58 to multijurisdictional projects 30.1 connecting areas with failing on-site 30.2 treatment systems with an existing 30.3 wastewater treatment system. 30.4 The authority shall set aside up to 30.5 $500,000 to provide 50 percent grant 30.6 funding for the cost of equipment and 30.7 installation into an existing municipal 30.8 wastewater treatment system. The 30.9 project must demonstrate the 30.10 application of existing technology that 30.11 currently is not being used in the 30.12 treatment of municipal wastewater, but 30.13 has the potential to improve the 30.14 treatment of wastewater or make the 30.15 treatment process more cost effective. 30.16 The authority should work with the 30.17 pollution control agency to solicit 30.18 proposals from municipalities willing 30.19 to share the risks and cost of removing 30.20 the equipment if it does not perform. 30.21 $1,300,000 must be used to make a grant 30.22 to the city of Hawley to repair and 30.23 update sewer lagoons. 30.24 Subd. 4. Storm Sewer 30.25 Matching Funds, Stewart 1,000,000 30.26 For a loan to the city of Stewart for 30.27 storm sewer projects as matching money 30.28 for the federal small cities 30.29 development program. 30.30 This appropriation is from the general 30.31 fund. 30.32 Subd. 5. City of St. Peter 3,000,000 30.33 To the commissioner of trade and 30.34 economic development for a grant to the 30.35 city of St. Peter for the construction 30.36 of a new wastewater facility outside 30.37 the floodplain. 30.38 Subd. 6. Planning Grants 100,000 30.39 For grants under Minnesota Statutes, 30.40 section 446A.071. This appropriation 30.41 is from the general fund. 30.42 Subd. 7. Bayport Sewer 30.43 Reconstruction 650,000 30.44 For a grant to the city of Bayport to 30.45 pay the cost of a preconstruction study 30.46 and engineering for a storm sewer 30.47 reconstruction project within and 30.48 adjacent to the Minnesota correctional 30.49 facility-Stillwater. The study and 30.50 design of the project, including how 30.51 the costs of the project will be 30.52 assessed against property owners whose 30.53 properties will be served by the 30.54 project, must be reported to the chairs 30.55 of the judiciary finance division in 30.56 the house and the crime prevention and 30.57 judiciary budget division in the senate 30.58 by January 15, 1999. The assessment 30.59 must include the costs of predesign, 30.60 design, and construction, including 31.1 this appropriation and amounts 31.2 previously spent by the cities of 31.3 Bayport and Oak Park Heights and the 31.4 county of Washington. The benefit 31.5 allocation of the costs of this 31.6 improvement must include consideration 31.7 of the allocable volume of water 31.8 generated in the winter by the property 31.9 owner and drained by the reconstructed 31.10 storm sewer. 31.11 Subd. 8. State Revolving Fund 31.12 Supplemental 9,000,000 31.13 For deposit in the water pollution 31.14 control fund under Minnesota Statutes, 31.15 section 446A.07, for the agricultural 31.16 best management practices loan program 31.17 under Minnesota Statutes, section 31.18 17.117, except that none of this 31.19 appropriation may be used for 31.20 conservation tillage equipment. 31.21 This appropriation is from the general 31.22 fund. 31.23 Sec. 10. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES 31.24 Subdivision 1. To the board 31.25 of water and soil resources for the 31.26 purposes specified in this section 19,800,000 31.27 This appropriation is from the general 31.28 fund. 31.29 Subd. 2. RIM and PWP 31.30 Conservation Easements 15,000,000 31.31 This appropriation is for the following 31.32 purposes: 31.33 (1) to acquire conservation easements 31.34 from landowners on marginal lands to 31.35 protect soil and water quality and to 31.36 support fish and wildlife habitat as 31.37 provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 31.38 103F.515; and 31.39 (2) to acquire perpetual conservation 31.40 easements on existing type 1, 2, 3, and 31.41 6 wetlands, adjacent lands, and for the 31.42 establishment of permanent cover on 31.43 adjacent lands, in accordance with 31.44 Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.516. 31.45 Up to $250,000 may be used for the 31.46 acquisition of flood storage easements 31.47 that allow haying, grazing, or other 31.48 activities approved by the board when 31.49 the flood storage is not needed, and 31.50 for the cost of constructing related 31.51 dikes and other structures necessary to 31.52 maintain water in the flood storage 31.53 easement areas. Up to ten percent of 31.54 the appropriation may be used for 31.55 professional and technical services 31.56 related to acquisition of the easement. 31.57 The board, in consultation with the 31.58 commissioner of natural resources, must 31.59 select at least two local government 32.1 units for participation in the flood 32.2 storage easement pilot program based on 32.3 the potential and need for flood water 32.4 storage in the local area. The board 32.5 may acquire the easement directly or 32.6 provide grants to the local government 32.7 units for their acquisition of 32.8 easements that conform with the 32.9 requirements established by the board. 32.10 A conservation easement must be for at 32.11 least ten years. The board or the 32.12 local government unit must make the 32.13 following payments to the landowner for 32.14 the conservation easement and agreement: 32.15 (1) to establish conservation practices 32.16 required by the easement, up to 75 32.17 percent of the total eligible cost, not 32.18 to exceed an average of $75 per acre; 32.19 and 32.20 (2) 25 percent of the payment rate for 32.21 20-year easements acquired under 32.22 Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515; 32.23 or 32.24 (3) an alternative payment system for 32.25 easements as may be determined by the 32.26 board, in consultation with the 32.27 commissioner of natural resources. 32.28 By January 15, 2000, the board, in 32.29 conjunction with the commissioner of 32.30 natural resources, shall report to the 32.31 senate environment and agriculture 32.32 budget division and the house 32.33 environment, natural resources, and 32.34 agriculture finance committee on the 32.35 acquisition of easements under this 32.36 paragraph. The report must include an 32.37 analysis of the benefit to expansion of 32.38 the program in other areas of the state 32.39 that are prone to flooding and on the 32.40 adequacy of payments under the pilot 32.41 program. 32.42 Up to $1,000,000 is for professional 32.43 and technical services necessary to 32.44 administer the program. 32.45 Subd. 3. Local Government 32.46 Road Replacement 2,750,000 32.47 To acquire land for wetlands or restore 32.48 wetlands to be used to replace wetlands 32.49 drained or filled as a result of the 32.50 repair, maintenance, or rehabilitation 32.51 of existing public roads, as provided 32.52 in Minnesota Statutes, section 32.53 103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraph (m). 32.54 The purchase price paid for acquisition 32.55 of land, fee or perpetual easement, 32.56 shall be the amount deemed reasonable 32.57 by the board. The board may enter into 32.58 agreements with the federal government, 32.59 other state agencies, political 32.60 subdivisions, and nonprofit 32.61 organizations or fee owners for 32.62 acquisition of land and restoration and 32.63 creation of wetlands with funds 33.1 provided by this appropriation. 33.2 Acquisition of or the conveyance of 33.3 land may be in the name of the 33.4 political subdivision. 33.5 Up to $400,000 is for professional and 33.6 technical services necessary to 33.7 administer the program. 33.8 Subd. 4. Quad-Lakes Restoration 300,000 33.9 For a grant to the Faribault county 33.10 soil and water conservation district 33.11 for the quad-lakes restoration project 33.12 in Faribault and Blue Earth counties. 33.13 Subd. 5. Lakeshore Easements 250,000 33.14 To acquire conservation easements for 33.15 sensitive shoreland and riparian areas 33.16 on lakes. 33.17 Subd. 6. Area II Minnesota 33.18 River Basin Grant-in-Aid Program 500,000 33.19 For grants to assist local governments 33.20 in acquiring and constructing 33.21 floodwater retention systems in area II 33.22 of the Minnesota river basin. Projects 33.23 may include flood control reservoirs, 33.24 road retention structures, and other 33.25 floodwater mitigation improvements. 33.26 This appropriation must be matched by 33.27 at least $333,000 from nonstate 33.28 sources. Grants under this subdivision 33.29 are exempt from the requirements of 33.30 Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335. 33.31 Subd. 7. Feedlot Water Quality 1,000,000 33.32 For grants to soil and water 33.33 conservation districts for cost-sharing 33.34 contracts for water quality management 33.35 on feedlots. Priority must be given to 33.36 feedlot operators who have received a 33.37 notice of violation and for feedlots in 33.38 counties that are conducting or have 33.39 completed a level 2 or level 3 feedlot 33.40 inventory. 33.41 Subd. 8. Work Program 33.42 The board must submit a work program 33.43 and semiannual progress reports in the 33.44 form determined by the legislative 33.45 commission on Minnesota resources and 33.46 request its recommendation before 33.47 spending any money appropriated by this 33.48 section. The commission's 33.49 recommendation is advisory only. 33.50 Failure to respond to a request within 33.51 60 days after receipt is a positive 33.52 recommendation. Work programs 33.53 involving land acquisition must include 33.54 a land acquisition plan. 33.55 Sec. 11. AGRICULTURE 500,000 33.56 For a grant to a political subdivision 33.57 that is chosen as a site for a soybean 33.58 oilseed processing and refining 34.1 facility, constructed by a 34.2 Minnesota-based cooperative. This 34.3 appropriation is for site preparation, 34.4 predevelopment, and other 34.5 infrastructure improvements, including 34.6 public and private utility 34.7 improvements, that are necessary for 34.8 development of the oilseed processing 34.9 and refining facility. This 34.10 appropriation is available until 34.11 December 31, 2000. 34.12 This appropriation is from the general 34.13 fund. 34.14 Sec. 12. MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL 34.15 GARDENS 1,750,000 34.16 To the Minnesota zoological gardens for 34.17 design, repair, and reconstruction of 34.18 roadways, pathways, parking lots, 34.19 outdoor lighting, and public plaza 34.20 areas. This appropriation is exempt 34.21 from the requirements of Minnesota 34.22 Statutes, section 16B.335. 34.23 Sec. 13. ADMINISTRATION 34.24 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 34.25 of administration for the purposes 34.26 specified in this section 46,250,000 34.27 This appropriation is from the general 34.28 fund. 34.29 Subd. 2. Capital Asset 34.30 Preservation and Replacement (CAPRA) 15,000,000 34.31 To be spent in accordance with 34.32 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 34.33 The commissioner of administration, in 34.34 cooperation with the commissioner of 34.35 finance, president of the University of 34.36 Minnesota, and chancellor of the 34.37 Minnesota state colleges and 34.38 universities, shall review how state 34.39 agencies and state higher education 34.40 institutions plan and budget for 34.41 ongoing asset preservation needs in 34.42 capital and operating budgets, examine 34.43 alternative methodologies and formulas 34.44 for future agency requests, and report 34.45 the commissioner's findings by January 34.46 15, 1999, to the chairs of the senate 34.47 committees on finance and the house of 34.48 representatives committees on ways and 34.49 means and capital investment. 34.50 The legislature intends to use the 34.51 report in considering future capital 34.52 and operating appropriations to state 34.53 agencies and state higher education 34.54 institutions for asset preservation, 34.55 repair, and replacement budgets. 34.56 Subd. 3. Ely Revenue 34.57 Building 2,200,000 34.58 This appropriation is to predesign, 34.59 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 35.1 new building for the department of 35.2 revenue's Minnesota collection 35.3 enterprise operations in Ely. The 35.4 unencumbered balance of the 35.5 appropriation of $650,000 in Laws 1997, 35.6 chapter 202, article 1, section 12, 35.7 subdivision 3, to acquire the building 35.8 in Ely currently used by the department 35.9 of revenue is canceled. 35.10 Subd. 4. Capitol Square 35.11 Building 3,100,000 35.12 To relocate the department of children, 35.13 families, and learning (CFL), and the 35.14 higher education services office (HESO) 35.15 and pay rent in a new facility and 35.16 conduct a predesign study of future 35.17 facilities for CFL and HESO. 35.18 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 35.19 section 16B.24, the commissioner of 35.20 administration must retain the capitol 35.21 square site. 35.22 Subd. 5. Labor Interpretive Center 6,000,000 35.23 For renovation and upgrades to the East 35.24 Building of the Science Museum for use 35.25 for the Minnesota Labor Interpretive 35.26 Center. 35.27 Subd. 6. Department of 35.28 Revenue Relocation 5,350,000 35.29 To relocate the department of revenue 35.30 from a leased facility to a new 35.31 state-owned facility in the Capitol 35.32 complex. This appropriation includes 35.33 staging equipment and furnishings 35.34 necessary to complete the relocation 35.35 and to continue critical operations at 35.36 the new facility. Any computers 35.37 replaced as a result of these 35.38 relocations will be offered to the 35.39 Center for the Arts in Golden Valley. 35.40 Subd. 7. Agency Relocation 2,490,000 35.41 For relocation of state agencies as 35.42 determined by the commissioner of 35.43 administration. 35.44 Subd. 8. Electrical Utility 35.45 Infrastructure 5,350,000 35.46 To upgrade the primary electrical 35.47 distribution system in the Capitol 35.48 complex and to upgrade the mechanical 35.49 infrastructure in the east Capitol area. 35.50 Subd. 9. Capitol Security and 35.51 Plant Management Facility Predesign 45,000 35.52 To conduct a predesign of a new 35.53 facility for the department of public 35.54 safety's capitol security division and 35.55 the department of administration's 35.56 plant management division. 35.57 Subd. 10. Real Property Acquisition 2,800,000 36.1 This appropriation is from the general 36.2 fund for acquisition of land and to 36.3 purchase options in order to hold 36.4 properties that meet state development 36.5 needs. 36.6 Subd. 11. Bureau of Criminal 36.7 Apprehension Facility Design and Site 36.8 Acquisition 3,815,000 36.9 To design a new building for the bureau 36.10 of criminal apprehension, including 36.11 offices and forensic laboratories and 36.12 to select and acquire a site for the 36.13 building in St. Paul and predesign of a 36.14 satellite laboratory facility in 36.15 northern Minnesota. 36.16 Subd. 12. Dahl House Relocation 100,000 36.17 This appropriation is from the general 36.18 fund to relocate the Dahl House near 36.19 its original site, stabilize, and 36.20 restore the structure. Up to $150,000 36.21 from the plaza percent for art budget 36.22 may be used for the restoration and 36.23 related art objects. 36.24 Subd. 13. Department of Human Services 36.25 Consolidation 36.26 Within the limits of available 36.27 appropriations, the commissioner of 36.28 administration and the commissioner of 36.29 human services may enter into a 36.30 contract with a third party to 36.31 consolidate the department of human 36.32 services central office operations into 36.33 one location. 36.34 Sec. 14. CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL AND 36.35 PLANNING BOARD 36.36 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 36.37 of administration for the purposes 36.38 specified in this section 9,544,000 36.39 This appropriation is from the general 36.40 fund. 36.41 Subd. 2. Capitol Building 36.42 Structural Stabilization 6,600,000 36.43 To stabilize the Capitol building's 36.44 structure and provide related facility 36.45 improvements. 36.46 Subd. 3. Capitol Building Accessibility 1,500,000 36.47 To design, construct, renovate, and 36.48 replace exterior doors on the Capitol's 36.49 ground, first, and second floors to 36.50 meet code requirements. 36.51 The commissioner of administration and 36.52 the capitol area architectural and 36.53 planning board shall study and report 36.54 to the legislature by January 15, 1999, 36.55 on possible improvements of the stairs 36.56 from the tunnel to the Capitol, so as 36.57 to encourage greater use of stairs and 37.1 less use of elevators. 37.2 $150,000 of this appropriation is to 37.3 predesign improvements to the heating, 37.4 ventilation, and air conditioning 37.5 system in the State Office Building 37.6 hearing rooms. This appropriation is 37.7 also to design and construct storage 37.8 behind members' chairs in hearing rooms 37.9 of the State Office Building and to 37.10 design and construct improved access to 37.11 the hearing rooms of the State Office 37.12 Building. 37.13 Subd. 4. Security Lighting 734,000 37.14 To improve security lighting for 37.15 pedestrians parking in lots and ramps 37.16 north of the Capitol and, to the extent 37.17 money is available, for 37.18 pedestrian-scaled lighting on the mall 37.19 south of the Capitol. 37.20 Subd. 5. Statuary Restoration 120,000 37.21 This appropriation is to restore the 37.22 statuary immediately in front of the 37.23 Capitol. 37.24 Subd. 6. Capitol Mall 37.25 Memorials 440,000 37.26 This appropriation is to repair and 37.27 rehabilitate the reflecting pool and 37.28 sculpture at the veterans services 37.29 building, the plaza and wall of the 37.30 Floyd B. Olson memorial, and the paving 37.31 stones at the Lindbergh memorial. 37.32 Subd. 7. Women's Suffrage 37.33 Memorial Garden 150,000 37.34 This appropriation is to complete the 37.35 Minnesota women's suffrage memorial 37.36 garden. 37.37 Subd. 8. Greening the Mall 37.38 The capitol area architectural and 37.39 planning board shall solicit 37.40 contributions of labor, trees, and 37.41 other landscape materials from 37.42 individuals and groups willing to 37.43 assist with replacing and increasing 37.44 vegetation on the capitol mall in 37.45 preparation for the Capitol's 37.46 centennial celebration in 2005. 37.47 Sec. 15. AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION 37.48 Subdivision 1. To the amateur 37.49 sports commission for the purposes 37.50 specified in this section 11,020,000 37.51 This appropriation is from the general 37.52 fund. 37.53 Subd. 2. National Sports Center 4,800,000 37.54 $1,700,000 is to purchase and develop 37.55 land adjacent to the National Sports 38.1 Center in Blaine for use as athletic 38.2 fields. 38.3 $3,100,000 is to develop the National 38.4 Children's Golf Course. The primary 38.5 purpose of the National Children's Golf 38.6 Course is to serve youth of 18 years 38.7 and younger. Market rates must be 38.8 charged for adult golf. 38.9 Subd. 3. Giants Ridge Facility 690,000 38.10 For a grant to the Iron Range resources 38.11 and rehabilitation board to enhance the 38.12 Giants Ridge cross-country ski event 38.13 facility. 38.14 Subd. 4. Minneapolis Urban 38.15 Sports Center 600,000 38.16 For a grant to special school district 38.17 No. 1, Minneapolis, to complete funding 38.18 for an urban sports facility, to be 38.19 owned by the district. This 38.20 appropriation is in addition to the 38.21 project appropriation of $3,400,000 in 38.22 Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 14, 38.23 subdivision 5, paragraph (a), and 38.24 subject to the conditions contained 38.25 therein. 38.26 Subd. 5. Tennis Facility 800,000 38.27 For a grant to the city of St. Paul to 38.28 design a tennis center to offer indoor 38.29 tennis facilities, subject to the 38.30 requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 38.31 section 16A.695. The center may be 38.32 constructed only after endorsement by a 38.33 national governing body member of the 38.34 United States Olympic Committee. 38.35 Subd. 6. Ice Centers 2,000,000 38.36 For grants for ice centers under 38.37 Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.09, of 38.38 up to $250,000 each. 38.39 Subd. 7. Mt. Itasca Ski Area 130,000 38.40 For a grant to the Iron Range resources 38.41 and rehabilitation board to expand the 38.42 facilities at Mt. Itasca ski area. 38.43 Subd. 8. Richfield Athletic Fields 2,000,000 38.44 For a grant to the city of Richfield 38.45 for planning, designing, constructing, 38.46 and equipping recreational facilities 38.47 needed to replace facilities lost due 38.48 to improvements to Wold Chamberlain 38.49 field. The city must spend the money 38.50 in a manner consistent with the 38.51 recreation asset replacement study of 38.52 the Richfield community services 38.53 department. 38.54 Sec. 16. MILITARY AFFAIRS 38.55 Subdivision 1. To the adjutant 38.56 general or other named agency for the 39.1 purposes specified in this section 1,230,000 39.2 This appropriation is from the general 39.3 fund. 39.4 Subd. 2. Kitchen Renovation 880,000 39.5 To renovate kitchen facilities at 39.6 National Guard training and community 39.7 centers in Thief River Falls, Bemidji, 39.8 Detroit Lakes, Marshall, Litchfield, 39.9 Anoka, Fergus Falls, and Pine City. 39.10 This appropriation is exempt from the 39.11 requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 39.12 section 16B.335. 39.13 Subd. 3. Asset Preservation 250,000 39.14 For asset preservation improvements at 39.15 military affairs facilities statewide. 39.16 Subd. 4. Military Affairs/Emergency 39.17 Management Facility Predesign 100,000 39.18 To the commissioner of administration 39.19 to predesign a joint military 39.20 affairs/emergency management facility. 39.21 Sec. 17. TRANSPORTATION 39.22 Subdivision 1. To the 39.23 commissioner of transportation for 39.24 the purposes specified in this section 93,300,000 39.25 Subd. 2. Local Bridge 39.26 Replacement and Rehabilitation 34,000,000 39.27 This appropriation is from the state 39.28 transportation fund as provided in 39.29 Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 39.30 match federal funds and to replace or 39.31 rehabilitate local deficient bridges. 39.32 Political subdivisions may use grants 39.33 made under this section to construct or 39.34 reconstruct bridges, including: 39.35 (1) matching federal-aid grants to 39.36 construct or reconstruct key bridges; 39.37 (2) paying the costs of preliminary 39.38 engineering and environmental studies 39.39 authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 39.40 section 174.50, subdivision 6a; 39.41 (3) paying the costs to abandon an 39.42 existing bridge that is deficient and 39.43 in need of replacement, but where no 39.44 replacement will be made; and 39.45 (4) paying the costs to construct a 39.46 road or street to facilitate the 39.47 abandonment of an existing bridge 39.48 determined by the commissioner to be 39.49 deficient, if the commissioner 39.50 determines that construction of the 39.51 road or street is more cost efficient 39.52 than the replacement of the existing 39.53 bridge. 39.54 Subd. 3. Transitways 46,500,000 40.1 (a) This appropriation is to match 40.2 federal and local funding for the 40.3 planning, design, engineering, and 40.4 construction of transitways in the 40.5 metropolitan area. 40.6 (b) $40,000,000 is for the preliminary 40.7 engineering, final design, and 40.8 construction of light rail transit in 40.9 the Hiawatha Avenue corridor from 40.10 downtown Minneapolis through 40.11 Minneapolis-St. Paul International 40.12 Airport and the site of the former Met 40.13 Center or surrounding area with a 40.14 terminus in southern Hennepin or 40.15 northern Dakota county. 40.16 The Hiawatha Avenue corridor management 40.17 committee created pursuant to Minnesota 40.18 Statutes, section 473.3994, subdivision 40.19 10, shall establish an advisory 40.20 committee of: 40.21 (1) individuals who reside near the 40.22 proposed corridor; 40.23 (2) representatives of businesses 40.24 located within one mile on either side 40.25 of the corridor; and 40.26 (3) elected officials, including 40.27 legislators, who represent the area in 40.28 which the Hiawatha corridor is located. 40.29 The advisory committee shall advise the 40.30 corridor management committee on issues 40.31 relating to the preliminary 40.32 engineering, final design, and 40.33 construction of light rail facilities, 40.34 including the proposed alignment for 40.35 the corridor. 40.36 (c) The funds in this paragraph must be 40.37 distributed as grants to appropriate 40.38 county regional rail authorities as 40.39 follows: 40.40 (1) $3,000,000 to match federal funding 40.41 for a major investment study, 40.42 engineering, and implementation in the 40.43 Riverview corridor between the east 40.44 side of St. Paul and the 40.45 Minneapolis-St. Paul International 40.46 Airport and the Mall of America; 40.47 (2) $1,500,000 to match federal funding 40.48 for a major investment study, 40.49 engineering, and implementation in the 40.50 Northstar corridor linking downtown 40.51 Minneapolis to the St. Cloud area and 40.52 to study the feasibility of commuter 40.53 rail and other transportation 40.54 improvements within the corridor; 40.55 (3) $500,000 to study potential transit 40.56 improvements and engineering studies in 40.57 the Cedar Avenue corridor to link the 40.58 Hiawatha, Riverview, and Northstar 40.59 transit corridors with Dakota county; 40.60 and 41.1 (4) $500,000 to develop engineering 41.2 documents for a commuter rail line from 41.3 Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul 41.4 through southern Washington county to 41.5 Hastings. 41.6 The commissioner of transportation, in 41.7 coordination with the North Star 41.8 Corridor Joint Powers Authority and the 41.9 St. Cloud area planning agency, shall 41.10 study the transportation needs within 41.11 the St. Cloud metropolitan area. 41.12 (d) $1,000,000 is available as grants 41.13 to appropriate county regional rail 41.14 authorities to conduct major investment 41.15 studies and to develop engineering 41.16 documents for commuter rail lines in 41.17 the following corridors: 41.18 (1) the Young America corridor from 41.19 Carver county to Minneapolis and St. 41.20 Paul; 41.21 (2) the Bethel corridor linking 41.22 Cambridge with the Northstar corridor 41.23 in Anoka county; 41.24 (3) the Northwest corridor from 41.25 downtown Minneapolis to the Northwest 41.26 suburbs of Hennepin county; and 41.27 (4) other commuter rail corridors 41.28 identified in phase II of the 41.29 department of transportation's commuter 41.30 rail service study, except for the 41.31 corridors identified in paragraph (c). 41.32 The appropriation in this paragraph is 41.33 not available until the completion of 41.34 the commuter rail service study as 41.35 provided in Laws 1997, chapter 159, 41.36 article 2, section 51. The funds may 41.37 be made available only after approval 41.38 by the commissioner of transportation 41.39 of an application submitted by county 41.40 regional rail authorities that is 41.41 consistent with the results of the 41.42 commuter rail service study and 41.43 demonstrates a coordinated 41.44 implementation strategy. 41.45 Subd. 4. Rural Transit Assistance 5,000,000 41.46 This appropriation is from the general 41.47 fund. 41.48 $2,500,000 of this appropriation is for 41.49 grants to local units of government to 41.50 acquire rolling stock for transit 41.51 systems under Minnesota Statutes, 41.52 section 174.24. $1,500,000 is for 41.53 public transit subsidy program grants 41.54 to eligible recipients under Minnesota 41.55 Statutes, section 174.24. Priority 41.56 must be given to projects involving 41.57 collaboration between transit operators 41.58 and local government. 41.59 The following appropriations are not 41.60 available until equal amounts have been 42.1 committed from nonstate sources: 42.2 $675,000 is for renovation of the 42.3 Duluth transit operating facility. 42.4 $100,000 is for renovation and roof 42.5 replacement at the Duluth Transit 42.6 Center. $100,000 is to design and 42.7 construct a transit hub on or near the 42.8 campus of St. Cloud State University. 42.9 $125,000 is to renovate the heating, 42.10 ventilation, and air conditioning 42.11 system at the Mankato transit building. 42.12 Subd. 5. Forest Highway 11 and CSAH No. 90 3,050,000 42.13 To fund the nonfederal matching 42.14 requirement for Forest Highway 11 in 42.15 St. Louis and Lake counties and County 42.16 State Aid Highway No. 90 in Blue Earth 42.17 county. The amount for Forest Highway 42.18 11 is $1,650,000 and the amount for 42.19 County State Aid Highway No. 90 is 42.20 $1,400,000. 42.21 This appropriation is from the general 42.22 fund. 42.23 Subd. 6. Port Development Assistance 4,500,000 42.24 For port development assistance grants, 42.25 the grants must be made to political 42.26 subdivisions for capital improvements 42.27 constructed after the effective date of 42.28 this appropriation under the provisions 42.29 of Minnesota Statutes, sections 457A.01 42.30 to 457A.06. Any improvements made with 42.31 the proceeds of these grants must be 42.32 publicly owned. 42.33 Subd. 7. Seaway Port Authority 42.34 of Duluth 250,000 42.35 For a grant to the Seaway Port 42.36 Authority of Duluth to design a new 42.37 warehouse. 42.38 This appropriation is from the general 42.39 fund. 42.40 Subd. 8. Exception 42.41 Notwithstanding any provision of 42.42 Minnesota Statutes, chapter 398A, the 42.43 Hennepin county regional railroad 42.44 authority may expend up to $400,000 42.45 from its funds to fund a circulator 42.46 vehicle pilot project in South 42.47 Minneapolis. The funds may be used for 42.48 capital or operating costs. 42.49 Sec. 18. HUMAN SERVICES 42.50 Subdivision 1. To the 42.51 commissioner of administration 42.52 for the purposes specified 42.53 in this section 19,975,000 42.54 Subd. 2. Capital Roof Repairs 42.55 and Replacement 1,900,000 42.56 For critical repairs of a capital 43.1 nature and replacement to roofs of 43.2 department of human services service 43.3 facilities statewide. 43.4 This appropriation is from the general 43.5 fund. 43.6 Subd. 3. Asset Preservation 4,000,000 43.7 To be spent for asset preservation 43.8 needs at state regional treatment 43.9 centers. Priority must be given to 43.10 fire alarm systems and sprinklers. 43.11 This appropriation is from the general 43.12 fund. 43.13 Subd. 4. People, Inc. North Side Community 43.14 Support Program 375,000 43.15 For a grant to Hennepin county to 43.16 purchase, remodel, and complete 43.17 accessibility upgrades to an existing 43.18 building to be used by the People, Inc. 43.19 North Side Community Support Program 43.20 which may provide office space for 43.21 state employees. 43.22 This appropriation is from the general 43.23 fund. 43.24 Subd. 5. METO Construction, 43.25 Cambridge 1,500,000 43.26 To undertake site improvements 43.27 including demolition, and to design 43.28 construct, remodel, furnish, and equip 43.29 12 additional beds for the Minnesota 43.30 extended treatment option (METO) 43.31 program on the Cambridge regional human 43.32 services center campus. 43.33 Subd. 6. Building Renovations, Moose Lake 43.34 Sexual Psychopathic Personality Center 8,000,000 43.35 To design, construct, furnish, and 43.36 equip additional residential and 43.37 ancillary service facilities for the 43.38 Minnesota sexual psychopathic 43.39 personality treatment center at Moose 43.40 Lake. The facilities are expected to 43.41 provide two 25-bed residential units 43.42 plus eight beds in an isolation unit. 43.43 Subd. 7. Crisis and Respite 43.44 Residential Capacity 1,200,000 43.45 To develop crisis and respite 43.46 residential capacity. In the 43.47 development of this capacity, the 43.48 department shall consider the use of 43.49 existing surplus space in the public 43.50 and private human service system. 43.51 Debt service costs on the bonds sold to 43.52 finance projects for crisis and respite 43.53 capacity shall be paid to the 43.54 commissioner of finance in accordance 43.55 with Minnesota Statutes, section 43.56 16A.643, with funds appropriated to the 43.57 commissioner for this purpose. 44.1 Subd. 8. Building Renovations, Willmar 3,000,000 44.2 To renovate building 3 (MTC) and 44.3 building 14 at the Willmar regional 44.4 treatment center. 44.5 Sec. 19. VETERANS HOMES BOARD 44.6 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 44.7 of administration for the purposes 44.8 specified in this section 12,055,000 44.9 This appropriation is from the general 44.10 fund. 44.11 Subd. 2. Minneapolis 44.12 Veterans Home 6,340,000 44.13 For design and construction of capital 44.14 infrastructure improvements to tunnels, 44.15 piping systems, and utility systems at 44.16 the campus of the Minneapolis veterans 44.17 home. 44.18 Subd. 3. Hastings Veterans Home 5,715,000 44.19 For design and renovation of the power 44.20 plant, boiler, and related utility 44.21 infrastructure systems at the campus of 44.22 the Hastings veterans home. 44.23 Sec. 20. CORRECTIONS 44.24 Subdivision 1. To the 44.25 commissioner of administration 44.26 for the purposes specified in 44.27 this section 14,185,000 44.28 Subd. 2. Asset Preservation 3,500,000 44.29 For asset preservation needs at state 44.30 correctional facilities. $1,250,000 of 44.31 this appropriation is for fire/life 44.32 safety needs at the Stillwater 44.33 correctional facility. $1,225,000 of 44.34 this appropriation is for new plumbing 44.35 for the education building at the St. 44.36 Cloud correctional facility. The 44.37 remainder of the appropriation is for 44.38 installing fire sprinklers and 44.39 replacing roofs, where needed. 44.40 This appropriation is from the general 44.41 fund. 44.42 Subd. 3. Inmate Bed 44.43 Expansion, Shakopee 4,645,000 44.44 To design, construct, furnish, and 44.45 equip a two story 62-bed living unit at 44.46 MCF-Shakopee and expansion and 44.47 modification of related support service 44.48 areas. The living units must be able 44.49 to be double-bunked. 44.50 Subd. 4. Administrative 44.51 Segregation Unit, Lino Lakes 340,000 44.52 To construct, furnish, and equip an 44.53 80-cell administrative segregation unit 44.54 to provide more restrictive and 45.1 staff-efficient housing for inmates who 45.2 are unable to live in the general 45.3 population. This appropriation is 45.4 contingent upon $7,592,000 in federal 45.5 matching funds. 45.6 Subd. 5. Health Care 45.7 Improvements, Oak Park Heights 3,000,000 45.8 To convert Complex 4 from a 52-bed 45.9 living unit to a 45-bed departmentwide 45.10 mental health unit, convert an existing 45.11 42-bed unit to a 39-bed departmentwide 45.12 infirmary, and provide predesign and 45.13 partial design funds for a new 60-bed 45.14 high security unit to replace beds lost 45.15 in the previous improvements. 45.16 Subd. 6. Intake Center, 45.17 St. Cloud 1,500,000 45.18 To design and renovate dayrooms into 45.19 offices and inmate processing areas. 45.20 Subd. 7. Security Fence, 45.21 Red Wing 1,200,000 45.22 To design and construct a security 45.23 fence and purchase related lighting and 45.24 security equipment at MCF-Red Wing. 45.25 This subdivision is exempt from the 45.26 requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 45.27 sections 16B.33, subdivision 3, and 45.28 16B.335. 45.29 This appropriation is from the general 45.30 fund. 45.31 Sec. 21. PUBLIC SAFETY 45.32 Subdivision 1. To the 45.33 commissioner of public safety, or 45.34 other named official, for the purposes 45.35 specified in this section 2,230,000 45.36 Subd. 2. State Patrol Camp 45.37 Ripley Training Facility 1,200,000 45.38 To the commissioner of transportation 45.39 to design, construct, furnish, and 45.40 equip a state patrol training facility 45.41 at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. This 45.42 appropriation is from the trunk highway 45.43 fund. 45.44 Subd. 3. Fire and Public Safety 45.45 Training 150,000 45.46 To develop a statewide master plan for 45.47 siting, ownership, and operation of 45.48 fire and public safety training 45.49 facilities. The commissioner of public 45.50 safety will consult with the Minnesota 45.51 state colleges and universities, the 45.52 department of military affairs, and the 45.53 peace officer standards and training 45.54 board in preparation of the master plan. 45.55 This appropriation is from the general 45.56 fund. 46.1 Subd. 4. Regional Emergency 46.2 Response and Industrial Training Center 880,000 46.3 For a grant to the Southwest Regional 46.4 Development Commission for an award to 46.5 a community for constructing a regional 46.6 emergency response and fire training 46.7 center following a site selection 46.8 process. The community will contract 46.9 with Minnesota West Technical College 46.10 to provide instruction for the center. 46.11 The community selected will operate and 46.12 maintain the facility. This grant is 46.13 not available until at least an equal 46.14 amount has been committed from nonstate 46.15 sources. 46.16 This appropriation is from the general 46.17 fund. 46.18 Sec. 22. INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL 1,700,000 46.19 To the Indian affairs council for 46.20 construction of the Battle Point 46.21 Cultural and Education Center. The 46.22 center must be publicly owned. The 46.23 Indian affairs council may enter into a 46.24 lease or management agreement for the 46.25 center subject to Minnesota Statutes, 46.26 chapter 16A.695. 46.27 Sec. 23. TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 46.28 Subdivision 1. To the commissioner 46.29 of trade and economic development or other 46.30 named official for the purposes specified 46.31 in this section 225,680,000 46.32 Subd. 2. Redevelopment Grant Program 4,000,000 46.33 For purposes of new Minnesota Statutes, 46.34 sections 116J.561 to 116J.567. 46.35 This appropriation is from the general 46.36 fund. 46.37 Priority must be given to projects in 46.38 areas of high unemployment, to projects 46.39 that enhance the property tax base on 46.40 the site or adjacent to it, and to 46.41 grants that will be used in conjunction 46.42 with remediation activities. 46.43 Subd. 3. Direct Reduction Iron 46.44 Processing Facilities 10,000,000 46.45 For grants for construction of up to 46.46 three direct reduction iron processing 46.47 facilities. The commissioner of trade 46.48 and economic development and natural 46.49 resources must jointly agree on and 46.50 issue the grants. This appropriation 46.51 is from the general fund and does not 46.52 cancel but is available until June 30, 46.53 2003. 46.54 Subd. 4. Phillips Neighborhood Job 46.55 Creation, Green Institute 1,500,000 46.56 To the city of Minneapolis for a grant 46.57 to the Green Institute to design, 47.1 construct, furnish, and equip a 47.2 building to house the Phillips 47.3 Ecoenterprise Center in the Phillips 47.4 neighborhood in south Minneapolis to 47.5 create up to 200 jobs in businesses, 47.6 many of which specialize in energy 47.7 conservation, renewable energy, 47.8 environmental technology, recycling, 47.9 reuse, and related fields. One-half of 47.10 the job openings must be targeted for 47.11 persons on public assistance or below 47.12 150 percent of the federal poverty 47.13 level. This grant must be matched on a 47.14 one-to-one basis from nonstate sources 47.15 of debt and equity. The city may enter 47.16 into a lease or management agreement 47.17 with the Green Institute subject to 47.18 Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. 47.19 This appropriation is from the general 47.20 fund. 47.21 Subd. 5. Taconite Mining Grants 500,000 47.22 For the taconite mining grant program 47.23 under Minnesota Statutes, section 47.24 116J.992. 47.25 This appropriation is from the general 47.26 fund. 47.27 Subd. 6. St. Paul RiverCentre 47.28 Arena 65,000,000 47.29 This appropriation is from the general 47.30 fund to the commissioner of finance for 47.31 a loan to the city of St. Paul to 47.32 demolish the existing St. Paul 47.33 RiverCentre Arena and to design, 47.34 construct, furnish, and equip a new 47.35 arena. This appropriation is not 47.36 available until the lessee to whom the 47.37 city has leased the arena has agreed to 47.38 make rental or other payments to the 47.39 city under the terms set forth in this 47.40 subdivision. The loan is repayable 47.41 solely from and secured by the payments 47.42 made to the city by the lessee. The 47.43 loan is not a public debt and the full 47.44 faith, credit, and taxing powers of the 47.45 city are not pledged for its repayment. 47.46 (a) $48,000,000 of the loan must be 47.47 repaid to the commissioner, without 47.48 interest, within 20 years from the date 47.49 of substantial completion of the arena 47.50 in accordance with the following 47.51 schedule: 47.52 (1) no repayments are due in the first 47.53 two years from the date of substantial 47.54 completion; 47.55 (2) in each of the years three to five, 47.56 the lessee must pay $1,250,000; 47.57 (3) in each of the years six to ten, 47.58 the lessee must pay $1,500,000; 47.59 (4) in each of the years 11 to 13, the 47.60 lessee must pay $2,000,000; 48.1 (5) in year 14, the lessee must pay 48.2 $3,000,000; 48.3 (6) in year 15, the lessee must pay 48.4 $4,000,000; and 48.5 (7) in each of the years 16 to 20, the 48.6 lessee must pay $4,750,000. 48.7 (b) The commissioner must deposit the 48.8 repayments in the state treasury and 48.9 credit them to the youth activities 48.10 account, which is hereby created in the 48.11 special revenue fund. Money in the 48.12 youth activities account is available 48.13 for expenditure as appropriated by law. 48.14 (c) The loan may not be made until the 48.15 commissioner has entered into an 48.16 agreement with the city of St. Paul 48.17 identifying the rental or other 48.18 payments that will be made and 48.19 establishing the dates on and the 48.20 amounts in which the payments will be 48.21 made to the city and by the city to the 48.22 commissioner. The payments may include 48.23 operating revenues and additional 48.24 payments to be made by the lessee under 48.25 agreements to be negotiated between the 48.26 commissioner, the city, and the 48.27 lessee. Those agreements may include, 48.28 but are not limited to, an agreement 48.29 whereby the lessee pledges to provide 48.30 each year a letter of credit sufficient 48.31 to guarantee the payment of the amount 48.32 due for the next succeeding year; an 48.33 agreement whereby the lessee agrees to 48.34 maintain a net worth, certified each 48.35 year by a financial institution or 48.36 accounting firm satisfactory to the 48.37 commissioner, that is greater than the 48.38 balance due under the payment schedule 48.39 in paragraph (a); and any other 48.40 agreements the commissioner may deem 48.41 necessary to ensure that the payments 48.42 are made as scheduled. 48.43 (d) The agreements must provide that 48.44 the failure of the lessee to make a 48.45 payment due to the city under the 48.46 agreement is an event of default under 48.47 the lease between the city and the 48.48 lessee and that the state is entitled 48.49 to enforce the remedies of the lessor 48.50 under the lease in the event of 48.51 default. Those remedies must include, 48.52 but need not be limited to, the 48.53 obligation of the lessee to pay the 48.54 balance due for the remainder of the 48.55 payment schedule in the event the 48.56 lessee ceases to operate a National 48.57 Hockey League team in the arena. 48.58 (e) By January 1, 1999, the 48.59 commissioner shall report to the chair 48.60 of the senate committee on state 48.61 government finance and the chair of the 48.62 house committee on ways and means the 48.63 terms of an agreement between the 48.64 lessee and the amateur sports 48.65 commission whereby the lessee agrees to 49.1 make the facilities of the arena 49.2 available to the commission on terms 49.3 satisfactory to the commission for 49.4 amateur sports activities consistent 49.5 with the purposes of Minnesota 49.6 Statutes, chapter 240A, each year 49.7 during the time the loan is 49.8 outstanding. The amateur sports 49.9 commission must negotiate in good faith 49.10 and may be required to pay no more than 49.11 actual out-of-pocket expenses for the 49.12 time it uses the arena. The agreement 49.13 may not become effective before 49.14 February 1, 1999. During any calendar 49.15 year after 1999 that an agreement under 49.16 this paragraph is not in effect and a 49.17 payment is due under the schedule, the 49.18 lessee must pay to the commissioner a 49.19 penalty of $750,000 for that year. If 49.20 the amateur sports commission has not 49.21 negotiated in good faith, no penalty is 49.22 due. 49.23 Subd. 7. Minneapolis 49.24 Convention Center 87,145,000 49.25 To the commissioner of finance for a 49.26 grant to the city of Minneapolis to pay 49.27 principal costs on city of Minneapolis' 49.28 $178,985,000 general obligation sales 49.29 tax refunding bonds, series 1992. It 49.30 is the expectation of the legislature 49.31 that the city will issue bonds and pay 49.32 all capital and operating costs 49.33 associated with an expansion of the 49.34 existing Minneapolis Convention 49.35 Center. This is the final state 49.36 appropriation for this facility. 49.37 Subd. 8. Minneapolis Convention 49.38 Center Circulator 220,000 49.39 To the Metropolitan Council in 49.40 cooperation with the Office of Tourism 49.41 at the Department of Trade and Economic 49.42 Development and the Scenic Byways 49.43 program at the Department of 49.44 Transportation from the general fund 49.45 for planning and start-up costs of a 49.46 pilot transportation project: 49.47 (1) connecting the Minneapolis 49.48 convention center and other locations 49.49 in downtown Minneapolis with 49.50 multicultural tourist, heritage, and 49.51 cultural resources in Phillips, Stevens 49.52 Square, Whittier, Central, Powderhorn, 49.53 Seward, Loring Park, and 49.54 Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods in 49.55 Minneapolis and contributing to the 49.56 revitalization of those neighborhoods 49.57 by increasing urban tourism; 49.58 (2) generating additional spending by 49.59 expanding the selection of tourism 49.60 activities provided by the convention 49.61 center and downtown Minneapolis; and 49.62 (3) promoting state and local tourism 49.63 activities which provide a richer, more 49.64 culturally diverse experience of 50.1 Minneapolis urban life as an 50.2 alternative to larger, more commercial 50.3 attractions. 50.4 Subd. 9. Duluth Entertainment and 50.5 Convention Center 12,000,000 50.6 For a grant to the Duluth entertainment 50.7 and convention center authority for the 50.8 purpose of planning, designing, 50.9 constructing, and equipping of capital 50.10 improvements to the Duluth 50.11 entertainment and convention center. 50.12 This appropriation is not available 50.13 until the commissioner has determined 50.14 that the necessary additional financing 50.15 to complete a project with a total cost 50.16 of at least $20,000,000 has been 50.17 committed from nonstate sources. 50.18 Subd. 10. Mayo Civic Center 50.19 in Rochester 2,800,000 50.20 For a grant to the city of Rochester to 50.21 acquire land, design, construct, 50.22 furnish, and equip an expansion and 50.23 remodeling of the Mayo Civic Center. 50.24 This appropriation is contingent upon 50.25 demonstration of an equal amount in 50.26 nonstate matching funds to the 50.27 commissioner of finance. 50.28 Subd. 11. St. Cloud Community 50.29 Event Center 6,100,000 50.30 For a grant to the city of St. Cloud 50.31 for Phase I of the Central Minnesota 50.32 Events Center, including predesign, 50.33 design, land acquisition, site 50.34 preparation, and construction. 50.35 Subd. 12. Fergus Falls Convention 50.36 Center 1,500,000 50.37 For a grant to the city of Fergus Falls 50.38 to acquire land, predesign, design, 50.39 construct, furnish, and equip a 50.40 convention center in Fergus Falls. 50.41 This appropriation is contingent upon 50.42 demonstration of $1,500,000 in nonstate 50.43 matching funds to the commissioner. 50.44 Subd. 13. Hutchinson Community 50.45 Civic Center 1,000,000 50.46 For a grant to the city of Hutchinson 50.47 to design, construct, furnish, and 50.48 equip a community civic center, subject 50.49 to the requirements of Minnesota 50.50 Statutes, section 16A.695. This 50.51 appropriation is not available until 50.52 the commissioner has determined that an 50.53 equal amount has been committed from 50.54 nonstate sources. 50.55 Subd. 14. Humboldt Avenue Greenway 50.56 Project 7,000,000 50.57 To the commissioner of natural 50.58 resources for a grant to Hennepin 51.1 county as the state contribution for 51.2 the Humboldt Avenue greenway project in 51.3 accordance with the multijurisdictional 51.4 reinvestment program plan established 51.5 in Minnesota Statutes, section 51.6 383B.79. The purpose of the grant is 51.7 to acquire land for green space and 51.8 infrastructure improvements in the 51.9 vicinity of Humboldt Avenue North; 51.10 reclamation of wetland amenities for 51.11 public use; and construction of a 51.12 parkway. This appropriation is not 51.13 available until the governmental 51.14 jurisdictions participating in the 51.15 multijurisdictional reinvestment 51.16 program have committed in the aggregate 51.17 $12,000,000 for the project. The 51.18 governmental jurisdictions, however 51.19 constituted, may use any nonstate money 51.20 under their control to meet the match 51.21 requirement. 51.22 Subd. 15. Prairieland Expo 3,000,000 51.23 To the commissioner of administration 51.24 for a grant to the southwest regional 51.25 development commission to construct and 51.26 equip Prairieland Expo. The southwest 51.27 regional development commission may 51.28 enter into a lease or management 51.29 agreement for Prairieland Expo subject 51.30 to the requirements of Minnesota 51.31 Statutes, section 16A.695. This 51.32 appropriation is contingent upon 51.33 demonstration of $1,500,000 in nonstate 51.34 matching funds. 51.35 Subd. 16. Montevideo Downtown 51.36 Revitalization 1,500,000 51.37 For a grant to the city of Montevideo 51.38 for engineering, architecture, and 51.39 development of a public capital 51.40 improvement downtown revitalization 51.41 project following the 1997 flood. This 51.42 appropriation is not available until 51.43 the commissioner has determined that 51.44 $1,500,000 has been committed to the 51.45 project from nonstate sources. 51.46 Subd. 17. Paramount Arts District 51.47 Regional Arts Center 750,000 51.48 To the commissioner of administration 51.49 for a grant to the city of St. Cloud to 51.50 construct, furnish, and equip the 51.51 paramount arts district regional arts 51.52 center, subject to Minnesota Statutes, 51.53 section 16A.695. This appropriation is 51.54 not available until the commissioner 51.55 has determined that the necessary 51.56 additional financing to complete at 51.57 least a $5,400,000 project has been 51.58 committed by nonstate sources. 51.59 Subd. 18. Veterans Memorial Performing 51.60 Arts Amphitheater 315,000 51.61 For a grant to the city of St. Louis 51.62 Park to construct a veterans memorial 51.63 performing arts amphitheater. This 52.1 appropriation is for a portion of a 52.2 larger project to which at least an 52.3 equal amount of funds from nonstate 52.4 sources must be committed. 52.5 Subd. 19. Brooklyn Center Earle Brown 52.6 Heritage Center Restoration 2,500,000 52.7 To the commissioner of administration 52.8 to make a grant to the city of Brooklyn 52.9 Center to acquire land and improve it 52.10 for parking and to design, construct, 52.11 furnish, and equip an additional 52.12 building, together with connecting 52.13 structures and the remodeling of 52.14 existing buildings at the Earle Brown 52.15 Heritage Center. 52.16 Subd. 20. Valley Technology Park 52.17 in Crookston 600,000 52.18 For a grant to the city of Crookston 52.19 for capital development of its Valley 52.20 Technology Park located adjacent to the 52.21 campus of the University of Minnesota 52.22 at Crookston. This appropriation is 52.23 not available until an equal amount has 52.24 been committed from nonstate sources. 52.25 This appropriation is from the general 52.26 fund. 52.27 Subd. 21. Minnesota Agricultural 52.28 Interpretive Center (Farmamerica) 1,500,000 52.29 For a grant to the Minnesota 52.30 Agricultural Interpretive Center 52.31 (Farmamerica) to construct its 52.32 visitors' center. This appropriation 52.33 is from the general fund. 52.34 Subd. 22. Owatonna Infrastructure 500,000 52.35 For a grant from the general fund to 52.36 the city of Owatonna to defray costs of 52.37 city infrastructure for the Heritage 52.38 Halls Museum/Cabela's project. 52.39 Subd. 23. United States Hockey 52.40 Hall of Fame 250,000 52.41 For a grant to the city of Eveleth for 52.42 construction, remodeling, and 52.43 renovation of displays celebrating boys 52.44 and girls amateur and high school 52.45 hockey in the United States at the 52.46 United States Hockey Hall of Fame. 52.47 This appropriation is not available 52.48 until the commissioner has determined 52.49 that an equal amount has been committed 52.50 from nonstate sources. 52.51 This appropriation is from the general 52.52 fund. 52.53 Subd. 24. Minnesota African-American 52.54 Performing Arts Center 2,250,000 52.55 To the commissioner of administration 52.56 for a grant to the city of St. Paul to 52.57 predesign, design, construct, furnish, 53.1 and equip the Minnesota 53.2 African-American performing arts and 53.3 education center. The city of St. Paul 53.4 may contract with a nonprofit 53.5 organization to operate the center, 53.6 subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 53.7 16A.695. This appropriation is not 53.8 available until the commissioner has 53.9 determined that an equal amount has 53.10 been committed by nonstate sources. 53.11 Subd. 25. Phalen Corridor 3,850,000 53.12 For a grant to the St. Paul Port 53.13 Authority for the removal of blight by 53.14 property acquisition, site preparation, 53.15 and redevelopment activities on and 53.16 around the former Stroh brewery 53.17 property and to acquire a roadway 53.18 right-of-way in the Phalen corridor. 53.19 The city shall consider the potential 53.20 for connection with an adjoining 53.21 transit hub and any connector roads. 53.22 Subd. 26. Sewer and Water 53.23 to Community College 500,000 53.24 For a grant to the city of Cambridge 53.25 for extension of pipe for sewer and 53.26 water service including extension under 53.27 the Rum River to the community college 53.28 campus at Cambridge. 53.29 This appropriation is from the general 53.30 fund. 53.31 Subd. 27. Red Lake 53.32 Educational and Training Facility 2,600,000 53.33 For a grant to the Red Lake tribal 53.34 council to construct an educational and 53.35 training facility and a production 53.36 facility on land assigned by the 53.37 council on the Red Lake reservation. 53.38 The educational and training facility 53.39 will provide a site for Northwest 53.40 technical college to offer basic skills 53.41 and vocational training to adults to 53.42 help them overcome the effects of 53.43 underemployment and unemployment and to 53.44 prepare them for meaningful employment. 53.45 Training will utilize personalized, 53.46 computerized programs designed to 53.47 prepare participants for college and 53.48 other further training as well as 53.49 direct access to the work force. 53.50 This appropriation is from the general 53.51 fund. 53.52 Subd. 28. Headwaters Science Center 200,000 53.53 To the commissioner of administration 53.54 for a grant to the city of Bemidji for 53.55 design of the Headwaters Science Center. 53.56 Subd. 29. Little Falls Conference 53.57 and Retreat Center 100,000 53.58 For a grant to the city of Little Falls 53.59 to equip a conference center and 54.1 retreat site on the Mississippi River 54.2 in Little Falls. 54.3 This appropriation is from the general 54.4 fund. 54.5 Subd. 30. Itasca County School-to-Work 54.6 Technology Center 2,000,000 54.7 For a grant to Itasca county to design 54.8 and construct a school-to-work 54.9 technology center in conjunction with 54.10 the school district, the city of 54.11 Nashwauk, and private industry. Each 54.12 dollar of state money must be matched 54.13 by $1 of nonstate money. 54.14 This appropriation is from the general 54.15 fund. 54.16 Subd. 31. Mankato Technology Center 4,500,000 54.17 For a grant to the city of Mankato to 54.18 acquire real property, design, and 54.19 construct a multiuse facility that 54.20 includes a technology incubator, a 54.21 community technology park, an education 54.22 center, headquarters space for the 54.23 Institute for Wireless Education, 54.24 laboratories, and office and 54.25 administrative space. This 54.26 appropriation is not available until 54.27 the commissioner has determined that at 54.28 least $4,500,000 has been committed by 54.29 the city of Mankato and other nonstate 54.30 sources. 54.31 This appropriation is from the general 54.32 fund. 54.33 Sec. 24. HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 6,000,000 54.34 This appropriation is from the general 54.35 fund. 54.36 (a) $4,000,000 is for transfer to the 54.37 housing development fund for the 54.38 purpose of making loans or grants for 54.39 temporary or transitional housing under 54.40 Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.201, 54.41 subdivision 2, including loans or 54.42 grants for housing homeless youth, 54.43 homeless families, battered women, and 54.44 individuals leaving prostitution. 54.45 At least 25 percent of the 54.46 appropriation under this section must 54.47 utilize youthbuild, Minnesota Statutes, 54.48 sections 268.361 to 268.366, or other 54.49 youth employment and training programs. 54.50 Eligible programs must consult with 54.51 appropriate labor organizations to 54.52 deliver education and training. In 54.53 making grants under this section, the 54.54 commissioner shall use a request for 54.55 proposal process. 54.56 (b) $2,000,000 is for transfer to the 54.57 housing development fund for the 54.58 purpose of making loans for permanent 54.59 housing under Minnesota Statutes, 55.1 sections 462A.21, subdivision 8b, and 55.2 462A.206. 55.3 Sec. 25. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 55.4 Subdivision 1. To the Minnesota 55.5 Historical Society for the purposes 55.6 specified in this section 13,110,000 55.7 Subd. 2. Historic Site 55.8 Preservation and Repair 1,500,000 55.9 For capital repair, reconstruction, or 55.10 replacement of deferred maintenance 55.11 needs at state historic sites, 55.12 buildings, exhibits, markers, and 55.13 monuments, including replacement of the 55.14 permanent exhibit at the Lindbergh 55.15 Historic Site Visitor Center. The 55.16 society shall determine project 55.17 priorities as appropriate based on need. 55.18 This appropriation is from the general 55.19 fund. 55.20 Subd. 3. County and Local 55.21 Preservation Projects 1,150,000 55.22 To be allocated to county and local 55.23 jurisdictions as matching money for 55.24 historic preservation projects of a 55.25 capital nature. Grant recipients must 55.26 be public entities and must match state 55.27 funds on at least an equal basis. The 55.28 facilities must be publicly owned. 55.29 $175,000 of this appropriation is for 55.30 the Veterans Memorial Hall Project at 55.31 the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts 55.32 Center. 55.33 This appropriation is from the general 55.34 fund. 55.35 Subd. 4. Split Rock Lighthouse 55.36 Visitor Center Improvements 780,000 55.37 To design, renovate, and expand public 55.38 restrooms and related facilities at the 55.39 Split Rock Lighthouse visitor center. 55.40 This appropriation is from the general 55.41 fund. 55.42 Subd. 5. Northwest Company Fur 55.43 Post Interpretive Center 1,500,000 55.44 To design, construct, furnish, and 55.45 equip the North West Company Fur Post 55.46 Interpretive Center. 55.47 Subd. 6. Historic Fort Snelling 600,000 55.48 For the abatement of hazardous 55.49 materials at Historic Fort Snelling and 55.50 design for the renovation of building 55.51 no. 17 at Fort Snelling for its 55.52 possible future use as the Fort 55.53 Snelling International Hostel. 55.54 Hosteling International of Minnesota 55.55 must enter into a lease with the 55.56 Minnesota historical society to operate 56.1 the hostel. State operating funds must 56.2 not be used for the operation and 56.3 maintenance of the hostel. 56.4 This appropriation is from the general 56.5 fund. 56.6 Subd. 7. St. Anthony Falls 56.7 Heritage Education Center 4,000,000 56.8 For structural stabilization, landscape 56.9 improvements of a capital nature, and 56.10 design in the St. Anthony Falls 56.11 Historic District. 56.12 Subd. 8. Herman Monument in 56.13 New Ulm 400,000 56.14 For a grant to the city of New Ulm for 56.15 the restoration, enhancement, and 56.16 protection of Herman Monument. The 56.17 appropriation must be matched with 56.18 nonstate contributions sufficient to 56.19 provide and install the four decorative 56.20 copper lions depicted in Julius 56.21 Berndt's 1885 architectural drawings of 56.22 the monument. The nonstate 56.23 contribution may be any combination of 56.24 materials, in-kind, or cash 56.25 contributions. The city of New Ulm, in 56.26 consultation with the director of the 56.27 state historical society, must develop 56.28 interpretive displays depicting the 56.29 significance of Herman in the history 56.30 of German people and their immigration 56.31 to America and with the director of the 56.32 office of tourism to develop and 56.33 implement a program to inform and 56.34 attract national and international 56.35 visitors to New Ulm and Herman Monument. 56.36 The appropriation is available 56.37 proportionally as the match is raised 56.38 by the city of New Ulm. 56.39 This appropriation is from the general 56.40 fund. 56.41 Subd. 9. Treaty Site History 56.42 Center 400,000 56.43 For a grant to the Nicollet county 56.44 historical society to design and 56.45 construct a new central exhibit at the 56.46 treaty site history center, subject to 56.47 the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 56.48 section 16A.695. This appropriation is 56.49 not available until an equal amount has 56.50 been committed from nonstate sources. 56.51 This appropriation is from the general 56.52 fund. 56.53 Subd. 10. Humphrey Museum and 56.54 Learning Center, Waverly 1,000,000 56.55 For a grant to the city of Waverly to 56.56 renovate the existing village hall as 56.57 the Hubert H. Humphrey Museum and 56.58 Learning Center. The city may enter 56.59 into a lease or management agreement 56.60 for the center subject to Minnesota 57.1 Statutes, section 16A.695. It is 57.2 expected that the city of Waverly will 57.3 construct an addition to the building 57.4 with funds from nonstate sources. 57.5 Subd. 11. Bemidji Historic Railroad 57.6 Depot 650,000 57.7 For a grant to the city of Bemidji to 57.8 pay up to one-half of the total costs, 57.9 including acquisition, design, other 57.10 preliminary work, construction costs, 57.11 furniture, fixtures, and equipment, to 57.12 convert an abandoned historic railroad 57.13 depot within the city to a historical 57.14 museum and facility for the Beltrami 57.15 county historical society. This 57.16 appropriation is in addition to the 57.17 appropriation of $50,000 for the same 57.18 project in Laws 1997, chapter 200, 57.19 article 1, section 18, subdivision 5, 57.20 paragraph (g). 57.21 This appropriation is from the general 57.22 fund. 57.23 Subd. 12. Montevideo Railroad 57.24 Depot 130,000 57.25 For a grant to the city of Montevideo 57.26 for exterior improvements to the city's 57.27 historic railroad depot and for design 57.28 and development of a related parking 57.29 area, trailhead, and public facilities 57.30 at the site. 57.31 This appropriation is from the general 57.32 fund. 57.33 Subd. 13. Red River Valley Center 1,000,000 57.34 For a grant to the city of Moorhead for 57.35 capital remodeling and new construction 57.36 to expand the Red River Valley Center 57.37 under Minnesota Statutes, section 57.38 138.93. The state's share of the 57.39 remodeling and expansion must not 57.40 exceed 50 percent of the cost of the 57.41 project. 57.42 This appropriation is from the general 57.43 fund. 57.44 Sec. 26. BOND SALE EXPENSES 500,000 57.45 To the commissioner of finance for bond 57.46 sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 57.47 section 16A.641, subdivision 8. This 57.48 appropriation is from the bond proceeds 57.49 fund. 57.50 Sec. 27. [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.] 57.51 Subdivision 1. [BOND PROCEEDS FUND.] To provide the money 57.52 appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the 57.53 commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 57.54 and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $463,795,000 in 58.1 the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 58.2 Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 58.3 Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. 58.4 Subd. 2. [TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 58.5 appropriated in this act from the transportation fund, the 58.6 commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 58.7 and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $34,000,000 in 58.8 the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 58.9 Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 58.10 Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. The 58.11 proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium 58.12 received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a bond 58.13 proceeds account in the state transportation fund. 58.14 Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16A.105, is 58.15 amended to read: 58.16 16A.105 [DEBT CAPACITY FORECAST.] 58.17
By December 1 of each even-numberedIn February and 58.18 November of each year the governorcommissioner shall submit to58.19 the legislatureprepare a debt capacity forecast to be delivered 58.20 to the governor and legislature according to section 16A.103, 58.21 subdivision 1. The debt capacity forecast must include 58.22 statements of the indebtedness of the state for bonds, notes, 58.23 and other forms of long-term general obligation 58.24 indebtedness that are not accounted for in proprietary or58.25 fiduciary funds, including general obligation bonds, moral58.26 obligation bonds, revenue bonds, loans, grants payable, and58.27 capital leases. The forecast must show the actual amount of the 58.28 debt service for at least the past two completed fiscal years, 58.29 and the estimated amount for the current fiscal year and the 58.30 next six fiscal years, the debt authorized and unissued, the58.31 condition of the sinking funds,and the borrowing capacity for 58.32 the next six fiscal years. 58.33 Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16A.11, 58.34 subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 58.35 Subd. 3a. [PART THREE: DETAILED CAPITAL BUDGET.] The 58.36 detailed capital budget must include recommendations for capital 59.1 projects to be funded during the next six fiscal years. It must 59.2 be submitted with projects rank ordered in two ways: in order59.3 of importance among all budget projects as59.4 determinedrecommended by the governor ,and in order of 59.5 importance among that agency's requests as determined by the 59.6 agency originating the request. 59.7 Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16A.11, is 59.8 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 59.9 Subd. 6. [BUILDING MAINTENANCE.] The detailed operating 59.10 budget must include amounts necessary to maintain state 59.11 buildings. The commissioner of finance, in consultation with 59.12 the commissioner of administration, the board of trustees of the 59.13 Minnesota state colleges and universities, and the regents of 59.14 the University of Minnesota, shall establish budget guidelines 59.15 for building maintenance appropriations. Unless otherwise 59.16 provided by the commissioner of finance, the amount to be 59.17 budgeted each year for building maintenance is two percent of 59.18 the cost of the building, adjusted up or down depending on the 59.19 age and condition of the building. 59.20 Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16A.501, is 59.21 amended to read: 59.22 16A.501 [REPORT ON MATCHING MONEYEXPENDITURE OF BOND 59.23 PROCEEDS.] 59.24 The commissioner of finance must report annually to the 59.25 legislature on the degree to which entities receiving 59.26 appropriations of bond proceeds contingent upon obtaining59.27 matching money have been successful in raisinghave encumbered 59.28 or expended that money. The report must be submitted to the 59.29 chairs of the house of representatives ways and means committee 59.30 and the senate finance committee by February 1 of each year. 59.31 Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 59.32 16A.641, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 59.33 Subd. 4. [SALE AND ISSUANCE.] State bonds must be sold and 59.34 issued upon sealedcompetitive bids in the manner and on the 59.35 terms and conditions determined by the commissioner in 59.36 accordance with the laws authorizing them and subject to the 60.1 approval of the attorney general, but not subject to chapter 14, 60.2 including section 14.386. For each series, in addition to 60.3 provisions required by subdivision 3, the commissioner may 60.4 determine: 60.5 (1) the time, place, and notice of sale and method of 60.6 comparing bids; 60.7 (2) the price, not less than par for highway bonds; 60.8 (3) the principal amount and date of issue; 60.9 (4) the interest rates and payment dates; 60.10 (5) the maturity amounts and dates, not more than 20 years 60.11 from the date of issue, subject to subdivision 5; 60.12 (6) the terms, if any, on which the bonds may or must be 60.13 redeemed before maturity, including notice, times, and 60.14 redemption prices; and 60.15 (7) the form of the bonds and the method of execution, 60.16 delivery, payment, registration, conversion, and exchange, in 60.17 accordance with section 16A.672. 60.18 Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 16B.30, is 60.19 amended to read: 60.20 16B.30 [GENERAL AUTHORITY.] 60.21 (a) Subject to other provisions in this chapter, the 60.22 commissioner shall supervise and control the making of all 60.23 contracts for the construction of buildings and for other 60.24 capital improvements to state buildings and structures, other 60.25 than buildings and structures under the control of the board of 60.26 trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and 60.27 universities. Except as provided in paragraph (b), a state 60.28 agency may not undertake improvements of a capital nature 60.29 without specific legislative authority. 60.30 (b) Specific legislative authority is not required for 60.31 repairs or minor capital projects financed with operating 60.32 appropriations or agency receipts that: 60.33 (1) are undertaken for asset preservation or code 60.34 compliance purposes; 60.35 (2) do not materially increase the net square footage of a 60.36 facility; and 61.1 (3) do not materially increase the cost of agency programs. 61.2 Unless the commissioner determines that an urgency exists, 61.3 the commissioner of an agency undertaking a project with a cost 61.4 in excess of $50,000 pursuant to this paragraph shall notify the 61.5 chairs of the senate finance committee, the house capital 61.6 investment committee, the house ways and means committee, the 61.7 appropriate house and senate finance divisions, and the director 61.8 of the legislative coordinating commission prior to incurring 61.9 any contractual obligation with regard to the project. Any 61.10 agency undertaking any project pursuant to this paragraph during 61.11 fiscal year 1999 must report all such projects to the 61.12 legislature by January 1, 2000. 61.13 Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 61.14 16B.335, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 61.15 Subdivision 1. [CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR REMODELING.] (a) 61.16 The commissioner, or any other recipient to whom an 61.17 appropriation is made to acquire or better public lands or 61.18 buildings or other public improvements of a capital nature, must 61.19 not prepare final plans and specifications for any construction, 61.20 major remodeling, or land acquisition in anticipation of which 61.21 the appropriation was made until the agency that will use the 61.22 project has presented the program plan and cost estimates for 61.23 all elements necessary to complete the project to the chair of 61.24 the senate finance committee and the chair of the house ways and 61.25 means committee and the chairs have made their recommendations, 61.26 and the chair of the house capital investment committee is 61.27 notified. "Construction or major remodeling" means construction 61.28 of a new building or, a substantial alteration of the exterior61.29 dimensionsaddition to an existing building, or a substantial 61.30 change to the interior configuration of an existing building. 61.31 The presentation must note any significant changes in the work 61.32 that will be done, or in its cost, since the appropriation for 61.33 the project was enacted or from the predesign submittal. The 61.34 program plans and estimates must be presented for review at 61.35 least two weeks before a recommendation is needed. The 61.36 recommendations are advisory only. Failure or refusal to make a 62.1 recommendation is considered a negative recommendation. The 62.2 chairs of the senate finance committee, the house capital 62.3 investment committee, and the house ways and means committee 62.4 must also be notified whenever there is a substantial change in 62.5 a construction or major remodeling project, or in its cost. 62.6 (b) Capital projects exempt from the requirements of this 62.7 sectionsubdivision include construction, renovation, or62.8 improvements to dams,demolition or decommissioning of state 62.9 assets, hazardous material projects, utility infrastructure 62.10 projects, environmental testing, parking lots, exterior 62.11 lighting, fencing, highway rest areas, truck stations, storage 62.12 facilities not consisting primarily of offices or heated work 62.13 areas, roads, bridges, trails, bike pathspathways, campgrounds, 62.14 athletic fields, dams, floodwater retention systems, water 62.15 access sites, harbors, sewer separation projects, water and 62.16 wastewater facilities, campgrounds, roads, bridges,port 62.17 development projects for which the commissioner of 62.18 transportation has entered into an assistance agreement under 62.19 section 457A.04, ice centers, or any other capital project with 62.20 a construction cost of less than $200,000$500,000. 62.21 Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 85.019, 62.22 subdivision 4a, is amended to read: 62.23 Subd. 4a. [NATURAL AND SCENIC AREAS.] The commissioner 62.24 shall administer a program to provide grants to units of 62.25 government and school districts for the acquisition and 62.26 betterment of natural and scenic areas such as blufflands, 62.27 prairies, shorelands, wetlands, and wooded areas. A grant may 62.28 not exceed 50 percent or $200,000$500,000, whichever is less, 62.29 of the costs of acquisition and betterment of land acquired 62.30 under this subdivision. 62.31 Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 103F.725, 62.32 subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 62.33 Subd. 1a. [FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; LOANS.] (a) Up to 62.34 $24,000,000$36,000,000 of the balance in the water pollution 62.35 control revolving fund in section 446A.07, as determined by the 62.36 public facilities authority shall be appropriated, may be 63.1 provided to the commissioner for the establishment of a clean 63.2 water partnership loan program. 63.3 (b) The agency may award loans for up to 100 percent of the 63.4 costs associated with activities identified by the agency as 63.5 best management practices pursuant to section 319 and section 63.6 320 of the federal Water Quality Act of 1987, as amended, 63.7 including associated administrative costs. 63.8 (c) Loans may be used to finance clean water partnership 63.9 grant project eligible costs not funded by grant assistance. 63.10 (d) The interest rate, at or below market rate, and the 63.11 term, not to exceed 20 years, shall be determined by the agency 63.12 in consultation with the public facilities authority. 63.13 (e) The repayment must be deposited in the water pollution 63.14 control revolving fund under section 446A.07. 63.15 (f) The local unit of government receiving the loan is 63.16 responsible for repayment of the loan. 63.17 (g) For the purpose of obtaining a loan from the agency, a 63.18 local government unit may provide to the agency its general 63.19 obligation note. All obligations incurred by a local government 63.20 unit in obtaining a loan from the agency must be in accordance 63.21 with chapter 475, except that so long as the obligations are 63.22 issued to evidence a loan from the agency to the local 63.23 government unit, an election is not required to authorize the 63.24 obligations issued, and the amount of the obligations shall not 63.25 be included in determining the net indebtedness of the local 63.26 government unit under the provisions of any law or chapter 63.27 limiting the indebtedness. 63.28 Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 116.16, 63.29 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 63.30 Subd. 5. [RULES.] (a) The agency shall promulgate 63.31 permanent rules for the administration of grants and loans 63.32 authorized to be made under the water pollution control program, 63.33 which rules, however, shall not be applicable to the issuance of 63.34 bonds by the commissioner of finance as provided in section 63.35 116.17. The rules shall contain as a minimum: 63.36 (1) procedures for application by municipalities; 64.1 (2) conditions for the administration of the grant or loan; 64.2 (3) criteria for the ranking of projects in order of 64.3 priority for grants or loans, based on factors including the 64.4 extent and nature of pollution, technological feasibility, 64.5 assurance of proper operation, maintenance and replacement, and 64.6 participation in multimunicipal systems; and 64.7 (4) such other matters as the agency and the commissioner 64.8 find necessary to the proper administration of the grant program. 64.9 (b) The agency shall award the amount of additional 64.10 priority points necessary to place a project in the fundable 64.11 range of the intended use plan if the agency determines that the 64.12 project would repair a facility that is an imminent threat to 64.13 discharge untreated or partially treated sewage to the Boundary 64.14 Waters Canoe Area Wilderness if it fails. 64.15 (c) For purposes of awarding independent state grants, the 64.16 agency may by rule waive the federal 20-year planning 64.17 requirement for municipalities with a population of less than 64.18 1,500. 64.19 Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 64.20 116.18, subdivision 3c, is amended to read: 64.21 Subd. 3c. [INDIVIDUAL ON-SITE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND 64.22 ALTERNATIVE DISCHARGING SEWAGE SYSTEMS PROGRAM.] (a) Beginning 64.23 in fiscal year 1989, up to ten percent of the money to be 64.24 awarded as grants under subdivision 3a in any single fiscal 64.25 year, up to a maximum of $1,000,000, may be set aside for the 64.26 award of grants by the agency to municipalities to reimburse 64.27 owners of individual on-site wastewater treatment systems or 64.28 alternative discharging sewage systems for a part of the costs 64.29 of upgrading or replacing the systems. 64.30 (b) An individual on-site treatment system is a wastewater 64.31 treatment system, or part thereof, that uses soil treatment and 64.32 disposal technology to treat 5,000 gallons or less of wastewater 64.33 per day from dwellings or other establishments. 64.34 (c) An alternative discharging sewage system is a system 64.35 permitted under section 115.58 that: 64.36 (1) serves one or more dwellings and other establishments; 65.1 (2) discharges less than 10,000 gallons of water per day; 65.2 and 65.3 (3) uses any treatment and disposal methods other than 65.4 subsurface soil treatment and disposal. 65.5 (d) Municipalities may apply yearly for grants of up to 50 65.6 percent of the cost of replacing or upgrading individual on-site 65.7 treatment systems, including conversion to an alternative 65.8 discharging sewage system, within their jurisdiction, up to a 65.9 limit of $5,000 per system or per connection to a cluster 65.10 system. Before agency approval of the grant application, a 65.11 municipality must certify that: 65.12 (1) it has adopted and is enforcing the requirements of 65.13 Minnesota Rules governing individual sewage treatment systems; 65.14 (2) the existing systems for which application is made do 65.15 not conform to those rules, are at least 20 years old, do not 65.16 serve seasonal residences, and were not constructed with state 65.17 or federal funds; and 65.18 (3) the costs requested do not include administrative 65.19 costs, costs for improvements or replacements made before the 65.20 application is submitted to the agency unless it pertains to the 65.21 plan finally adopted, and planning and engineering costs other 65.22 than those for the individual site evaluations and system design. 65.23 (d)(e) The federal and state regulations regarding the 65.24 award of state and federal wastewater treatment grants do not 65.25 apply to municipalities or systems funded under this 65.26 subdivision, except as provided in this subdivision. 65.27 (e)(f) The agency shall adopt permanent rules regarding 65.28 priorities, distribution of funds, payments, inspections, 65.29 procedures for administration of the agency's duties, and other 65.30 matters that the agency finds necessary for proper 65.31 administration of grants awarded under this subdivision. 65.32 Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 116.182, 65.33 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 65.34 Subdivision 1. [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For the purposes of this 65.35 section, the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings 65.36 given them. 66.1 (b) "Agency" means the pollution control agency. 66.2 (c) "Authority" means the public facilities authority 66.3 established in section 446A.03. 66.4 (d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the pollution 66.5 control agency. 66.6 (e) "Essential project components" means those components 66.7 of a wastewater disposal system that are necessary to convey or 66.8 treat a municipality's existing wastewater flows and loadings, 66.9 and future wastewater flows and loadings based on 50 percent of 66.10 the projected residential growth of the municipality for a 66.11 20-year period. 66.12 (f) "Municipality" means a county, home rule charter or 66.13 statutory city, town, the metropolitan council, an Indian tribe 66.14 or an authorized Indian tribal organization; or any other 66.15 governmental subdivision of the state responsible by law for the 66.16 prevention, control, and abatement of water pollution in any 66.17 area of the state. 66.18 (g) "Outstanding international resource value waters" are 66.19 the surface waters of the state in the Lake Superior Basin, 66.20 other than Class 7 waters and those waters designated as 66.21 outstanding resource value waters. 66.22 (h) "Outstanding resource value waters" are those that have 66.23 high water quality, wilderness characteristics, unique 66.24 scientific or ecological significance, exceptional recreation 66.25 value, or other special qualities that warrant special 66.26 protection. 66.27 Sec. 40. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 116.182, is 66.28 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 66.29 Subd. 3a. [NOTIFICATION OF OTHER GOVERNMENT UNITS.] In 66.30 addition to other applicable statutes or rules that are required 66.31 to receive financial assistance consistent with this 66.32 subdivision, the commissioner may not approve or certify a 66.33 project to the public facilities authority for wastewater 66.34 financial assistance unless the following requirements are met: 66.35 (1) prior to the initiation of the public facilities 66.36 planning process for a new wastewater treatment system, the 67.1 project proposer gives written notice to all municipalities as 67.2 defined in 116.82 within ten miles of the proposed project 67.3 service area, including the county in which the project is 67.4 located, the office of strategic and long-range planning, and 67.5 the pollution control agency. The notice shall state the 67.6 proposer's intent to begin the facilities planning process and 67.7 provide a description of the need for the proposed project. The 67.8 notice also shall request a response within 30 days of the 67.9 notice date from all government units who wish to receive and 67.10 comment on the future facilities plan for the proposed project; 67.11 (2) during development of the facility plan's analysis of 67.12 service alternatives, the project proposer must request 67.13 information from all municipalities and sanitary districts which 67.14 have existing systems that have current capacity to meet the 67.15 proposer's needs or can be upgraded to meet those needs. At a 67.16 minimum, the proposer must notify in writing those 67.17 municipalities and sanitary districts whose corporate limits or 67.18 boundaries are within three miles of the proposed project's 67.19 service area; 67.20 (3) 60 days prior to the municipality's public hearing on 67.21 the facilities plan, a copy of the draft facilities plan and 67.22 notice of the public hearing on the facilities plan must be 67.23 given to the local government units who previously expressed 67.24 interest in the proposed project under clause (1); 67.25 (4) for a proposed project located or proposed to be 67.26 located outside the corporate limits of a city, the affected 67.27 county has certified to the agency that the proposed project is 67.28 consistent with the applicable county comprehensive plan and 67.29 zoning and subdivision regulations; and 67.30 (5) copies of the notifications required under clauses (1) 67.31 and (2), as well as the certification from the county and a 67.32 summary of the comments received, must be included by the 67.33 municipality in the submission of its facilities plan to the 67.34 pollution control agency, along with other required items as 67.35 specified in the agency's rules. 67.36 This subdivision does not apply to the western Lake 68.1 Superior sanitary district or the metropolitan council. 68.2 Sec. 41. [116J.561] [CREATION OF ACCOUNT.] 68.3 A redevelopment account is created in the general fund. 68.4 Money in the account may be used to make grants as provided in 68.5 section 116J.564 and to pay for the commissioner's costs in 68.6 reviewing applications and making grants. 68.7 Sec. 42. [116J.562] [DEFINITIONS.] 68.8 Subdivision 1. [SCOPE OF APPLICATION.] For purposes of 68.9 sections 116J.561 to 116J.565, the terms in subdivisions 2 to 5 68.10 have the meanings given. 68.11 Subd. 2. [REDEVELOPMENT COSTS OR COSTS.] "Redevelopment 68.12 costs" or "costs" means the costs of land acquisition, 68.13 demolition, infrastructure improvement, and ponding, or other 68.14 environmental infrastructure. 68.15 Subd. 3. [DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.] "Development authority" 68.16 includes a statutory or home rule charter city, county, housing 68.17 and redevelopment authority, economic development authority, and 68.18 port authority. 68.19 Subd. 4. [METROPOLITAN AREA.] "Metropolitan area" means 68.20 the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 68.21 473.121, subdivision 2. 68.22 Subd. 5. [MUNICIPALITY.] "Municipality" means the 68.23 statutory or home rule charter city, town, or, in the case of 68.24 unorganized territory, county in which the redevelopment is 68.25 located. 68.26 Subd. 6. [PUBLIC BENEFITS.] "Public benefits" include job 68.27 creation, environmental benefits to the state and region, 68.28 efficient use of public transportation, efficient use of 68.29 existing infrastructure, provision of affordable housing, 68.30 multiuse development that constitutes community rebuilding 68.31 rather than single-use development, crime reduction, blight 68.32 reduction, community stabilization, and property tax base 68.33 maintenance or improvement. 68.34 Sec. 43. [116J.563] [GRANT APPLICATIONS.] 68.35 Subdivision 1. [APPLICATION REQUIRED.] To obtain a 68.36 redevelopment grant, the development authority shall apply to 69.1 the commissioner. The governing body of the municipality must 69.2 approve, by resolution, the application. 69.3 Subd. 2. [REQUIRED CONTENT.] The commissioner shall 69.4 prescribe and provide the application form. The application 69.5 must include at least the following information: 69.6 (1) identification of the site; 69.7 (2) a redevelopment plan for the site; 69.8 (3) a detailed estimate, along with necessary supporting 69.9 evidence, of the total redevelopment costs for the site; 69.10 (4) an assessment of the development potential or likely 69.11 use of the site after completion of the redevelopment plan, 69.12 including any specific commitments from third parties to 69.13 construct improvements on the site; 69.14 (5) the manner in which the municipality will meet the 69.15 local match requirement; and 69.16 (6) any additional information or material that the 69.17 commissioner prescribes. 69.18 Sec. 44. [116J.564] [GRANTS.] 69.19 The commissioner may make a grant to an applicant 69.20 development authority to pay for up to 50 percent of the 69.21 redevelopment costs for a qualifying site. The determination of 69.22 whether to make a grant for a site is within the sole discretion 69.23 of the commissioner, subject to sections 116J.561 to 116J.566 69.24 and available unencumbered money in the redevelopment account. 69.25 The commissioner's decisions and application of the priorities 69.26 under this section are not subject to judicial review, except 69.27 for abuse of discretion. 69.28 Sec. 45. [116J.565] [PRIORITIES.] 69.29 Subdivision 1. [CHARACTERISTICS.] (a) If applications for 69.30 grants exceed the available appropriations, grants shall be made 69.31 for sites that, in the commissioner's judgment, provide the 69.32 highest return in public benefits for the public costs 69.33 incurred. In making this judgment, the commissioner shall give 69.34 priority to redevelopment projects with one or more of the 69.35 following characteristics: 69.36 (1) the need for redevelopment in conjunction with 70.1 contamination remediation needs; 70.2 (2) the redevelopment project meets current tax increment 70.3 financing requirements for a redevelopment district and tax 70.4 increments will contribute to the project; 70.5 (3) the redevelopment potential within the municipality; 70.6 (4) proximity to public transit if located in the 70.7 metropolitan area; and 70.8 (5) multijurisdictional projects that take into account the 70.9 need for affordable housing, transportation, and environmental 70.10 impact. 70.11 (b) The factors in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (5), are 70.12 not listed in a rank order of priority; rather the commissioner 70.13 may weigh each factor, depending upon the facts and 70.14 circumstances, as the commissioner considers appropriate. The 70.15 commissioner may consider other factors that affect the net 70.16 return of public benefits for completion of the redevelopment 70.17 plan. The commissioner, notwithstanding the listing of 70.18 priorities and the goal of maximizing the return of public 70.19 benefits, shall make grants that distribute available money to 70.20 sites both within and outside of the metropolitan area. The 70.21 commissioner shall provide a written statement of the supporting 70.22 reasons for each grant. Unless sufficient applications are not 70.23 received for qualifying sites outside of the metropolitan area, 70.24 at least 25 percent of the money provided as grants must be made 70.25 for sites located outside of the metropolitan area. The 70.26 commissioner shall consult with the metropolitan council about 70.27 metropolitan area grants. 70.28 Subd. 2. [APPLICATION CYCLES.] In making grants, the 70.29 commissioner shall establish semiannual application deadlines in 70.30 which grants will be authorized from all or part of the 70.31 available money in the account. 70.32 Sec. 46. [116J.566] [LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT.] 70.33 In order to qualify for a grant under sections 116J.561 to 70.34 116J.567, the municipality must pay for at least one-half of the 70.35 redevelopment costs as a local match from any money available to 70.36 the municipality. 71.1 Sec. 47. [116J.567] [SALE OF LAND.] 71.2 Bond proceeds funds in the account may only be used for 71.3 redevelopment costs for publicly owned property. Nonbond 71.4 proceeds funds in the account may be used for redevelopment 71.5 costs as defined in section 116J.562, subdivision 2, provided 71.6 that the land upon which the improvements are made will 71.7 ultimately be sold to a private developer at the fair market 71.8 value of the land. Net sale proceeds, up to the amount of the 71.9 grant, must be paid to the account by the development authority 71.10 within two years of the sale. 71.11 Sec. 48. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 71.12 124C.498, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 71.13 Subd. 2. [APPROVAL AUTHORITY; APPLICATION FORMS.] To the 71.14 extent money is available, the commissioner of children, 71.15 families, and learning may approve projects from applications 71.16 submitted under this section. The grant money must be used only 71.17 to design, acquire, construct, expand, remodel, improve, 71.18 furnish, or equip the building or site of a magnet school 71.19 facility according to contracts entered into within 24 months 71.20 after the date on which a grant is awarded. 71.21 Sec. 49. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 71.22 268.917, is amended to read: 71.23 268.917 [EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND CHILD PROTECTION 71.24 FACILITIES.] 71.25 The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and 71.26 political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 71.27 for Head Start, early childhood and family education programs, 71.28 other early childhood intervention programs, or demonstration 71.29 family service centers housing multiagency collaboratives, with 71.30 priority to centers in counties or municipalities with the 71.31 highest numberpercentage of children living in poverty. The 71.32 commissioner may also make grants to state agencies and 71.33 political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 71.34 for crisis nurseries or child visitation centers. The 71.35 facilities must be owned by the state or a political 71.36 subdivision, but may be leased under section 16A.695 to 72.1 organizations that operate the programs. The commissioner shall 72.2 prescribe the terms and conditions of the leases. A grant for 72.3 an individual facility must not exceed $200,000 for each program 72.4 that is housed in the facility, up to a maximum of $500,000 for 72.5 a facility that houses three programs or more. The commissioner 72.6 shall give priority to grants that involve collaboration among 72.7 sponsors of programs under this section and may give priority to 72.8 projects that collaborate with child care providers, including 72.9 all-day and school-age child care programs, special needs care, 72.10 sick child care, and nontraditional hour care. The commissioner 72.11 may give priority to grants for programs that will increase 72.12 their child care workers' wages as a result of the grant. At 72.13 least 25 percent of the amounts appropriated for these 72.14 grants must be used in conjunction with the youth employment and72.15 training programs operated by the commissionerup to $50,000 72.16 must utilize youthbuild under sections 268.361 to 268.366 or 72.17 other youth employment and training programs for the labor 72.18 portion of the construction. Eligible programs must consult 72.19 with appropriate labor organizations to deliver education and 72.20 training. State appropriations must be matched on a 50 percent 72.21 basis with nonstate funds. The matching requirement must apply 72.22 programwide and not to individual grants. 72.23 Sec. 50. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.072, 72.24 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 72.25 Subd. 2. [TYPE OF SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE.] Supplemental 72.26 assistance shall be in the form of zero percent loans, with loan72.27 repayments beginning February 20 or August 20 following the72.28 scheduled date of the project obtaininggrants. If one year 72.29 after the initiation of operation of the project, the project 72.30 does not meet the operational performance standards established 72.31 by the agency, the grant must be repaid. Upon receipt of notice72.32 from the agency that the project operational performance72.33 standards have been met, the authority will forgive the72.34 scheduled loan repayments made under this section. If not72.35 forgiven, loanGrant repayments shall be deferred upon request 72.36 from the commissioner of the agency for six-month periods, 73.1 provided the commissioner has determined that satisfactory 73.2 progress is being made to achieve project performance or is 73.3 developing or implementing a corrective action plan. 73.4 Sec. 51. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.072, 73.5 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 73.6 Subd. 4. [FUNDING LEVEL.] (a) The authority shall provide 73.7 supplemental assistance for essential project component costs as 73.8 certified by the commissioner of the pollution control agency 73.9 under section 116.182, subdivision 4. 73.10 (b) A municipality may not receive more than $4,000,000 73.11 under this section unless specifically approved by law. 73.12 (c) The authority will calculate the grant amount needed73.13 for the essential project component costs by first determining73.14 the amount needed to reduce a municipality's monthly residential73.15 sewer service charge to $25 or to an annual residential sewer73.16 service charge in excess of 1.5 percent of the municipality's73.17 median household income, whichever is less, and then multiplying73.18 that amount by 80 percent to determine the actual award amount73.19 to supplement loans under section 446A.07 or provide up to73.20 one-third of the amount of the grant funding level required by73.21 USDA/RECD for projects listed on the agency's intended use plan.73.22 (d)The authority shall provide supplemental assistance for 73.23 up to one-half of the eligible grant funding level determined by 73.24 the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development 73.25 funding for projects listed on the agency's project priority 73.26 list, in priority order. For municipalities that are not 73.27 eligible for United State Department of Agriculture Rural 73.28 Development funding for wastewater, the authority shall provide 73.29 supplemental assistance for: (1) essential project component 73.30 costs calculated by first determining the amount needed to 73.31 reduce a municipality's annual residential sewer costs to 1.4 73.32 percent of the municipality's median household income or $25 per 73.33 month per household, whichever is greater, and then multiplying 73.34 that amount by 80 percent to determine the actual award amount 73.35 to supplement loans under section 446A.07; and (2) up to 50 73.36 percent of the incremental costs specifically identified by the 74.1 agency as being attributable to more stringent wastewater 74.2 standards required to protect outstanding resource value waters 74.3 or outstanding international resource value waters. 74.4 (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), in the event that a 74.5 municipality's monthly residential sewer service charges average 74.6 above $50, the authority will provide 90 percent of the grant 74.7 amount needed to reduce the average monthly sewer service charge 74.8 to $50, provided the project is ranked in the top 50 percentile 74.9 of the agency's intended use plan. 74.10 (e) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), a 74.11 municipality with an annual median household income of $40,000 74.12 or greater shall not be eligible for a grant, except for 74.13 incremental costs specifically identified by the agency as being 74.14 attributable to more stringent wastewater standards required to 74.15 protect outstanding resource value waters or outstanding 74.16 international resource value waters. 74.17 (f) The authority shall provide supplemental assistance to 74.18 a municipality that would not otherwise qualify for supplemental 74.19 assistance if: 74.20 (1) the municipality voluntarily accepts a sewer connection 74.21 from another governmental unit to serve residential, industrial, 74.22 or commercial developments that were completed before March 1, 74.23 1996, or are on lots whose plats were recorded before that date; 74.24 and 74.25 (2) fees charged by the municipality for the connection 74.26 must take into account state and federal grants used by the 74.27 municipality for the construction of the treatment plant. 74.28 The amount of supplemental assistance under this paragraph must 74.29 be sufficient to reduce debt service payments under section 74.30 446A.07 to an extent equivalent to a zero percent loan in an 74.31 amount up to the other governmental unit's project costs 74.32 necessary for connection. Eligibility for supplemental 74.33 assistance under this paragraph ends three years after the 74.34 agency certifies that the connection has met the operational 74.35 performance standards established by the agency. 74.36 Sec. 52. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 446A.072, is 75.1 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 75.2 Subd. 13. [PLANNING GRANTS.] In order to determine the 75.3 feasibility of providing wastewater treatment in unsewered areas 75.4 and encourage multijurisdictional coordination, the authority 75.5 may provide grants to local governments to prepare preliminary 75.6 engineering plans and develop, as appropriate, intermunicipal 75.7 agreements, joint powers boards, or sanitary sewer districts. 75.8 Planning grants shall be equal to one-half of the eligible 75.9 engineering, legal, and administrative costs as determined by 75.10 the authority, up to a maximum of $50,000. The authority shall 75.11 award planning grants based on the severity of the environmental 75.12 need and the potential for cooperation among local governments. 75.13 Sec. 53. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 75.14 462A.202, subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 75.15 Subd. 3a. [PERMANENT RENTAL HOUSING.] The agency may make 75.16 loans, with or without interest, to cities and counties to 75.17 finance the construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of 75.18 affordable, permanent, publicly owned rental housing located in75.19 the area designated under Presidential Declaration of Major75.20 Disaster, DR-1175. Loans made under this subdivision are 75.21 subject to the restrictions of subdivision 7. In making loans 75.22 under this subdivision, the agency shall give priority to 75.23 projects that increase the supply of affordable family housing. 75.24 Sec. 54. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.39, is 75.25 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 75.26 Subd. 1e. [PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS.] The 75.27 council may not issue obligations for construction of light rail 75.28 transit in the Hiawatha corridor. 75.29 Sec. 55. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.399, is 75.30 amended to read: 75.31 473.399 [LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT ; REGIONAL PLANAND COMMUTER 75.32 RAIL PLANNING.] 75.33 Subdivision 1. [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.] (a) The council 75.34 shall adopt a regional light rail transitplan to ensure that 75.35 light rail transit facilities in the metropolitan area will be 75.36 acquired, developed, owned, and capable of operation in an 76.1 efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated manner as an76.2 integrated and unified system on a multicounty basisin 76.3 coordination with buses and other transportation modes and 76.4 facilities. The plan may be developed and adopted in phases 76.5 corresponding to phasing of construction of light rail. To the 76.6 extent practicable, the council shall incorporate into its plan 76.7 appropriate elements of the plans of regional railroad 76.8 authorities in order to avoid duplication of effort. 76.9 (b) The regionallight rail transit plan or first phase of 76.10 the plan required by this section must be adopted by the council 76.11 before the commissioner of transportation may begin construction 76.12 of light rail transit facilities and before the commissioner may76.13 expend funds appropriated or obtained through bonding for76.14 constructing light rail transit facilities. Following adoption 76.15 of the regionalplan, each regional railroad authority and the 76.16 commissioner of transportation shall act in conformity with the 76.17 plan. The commissioner shall prepare or amend the final design 76.18 plans as necessary to make the plans consistent with 76.19 the regionallight rail transit plan. 76.20 (c) Throughout the development and implementation of the 76.21 plan, the council shall contract for or otherwise obtain 76.22 engineering services to assure that the plan adequately 76.23 addresses the technical aspects of light rail transit. 76.24 Sec. 56. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.399, is 76.25 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 76.26 Subd. 1a. [INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.] The 76.27 commissioner of transportation, the metropolitan council, and 76.28 the regional rail authorities shall ensure that the light rail 76.29 transit and commuter rail facilities are planned, designed, and 76.30 implemented: (1) to move commuters and transit users into and 76.31 out of, as well as within, the metropolitan area, and (2) to 76.32 ensure that rail transit lines will interface with each other 76.33 and other transportation facilities and services so as to 76.34 provide a unified, integrated, and efficient multimodal 76.35 transportation system. 76.36 Sec. 57. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.3994, 77.1 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 77.2 Subd. 5. [FINAL DESIGN PLANS.] (a) If the final design 77.3 plans incorporate a substantial change from the preliminary 77.4 design plans with respect to location, length, or termini of 77.5 routes; general dimension, elevation, or alignment of routes and 77.6 crossings; location of tracks above ground, below ground, or at 77.7 ground level; or station locations, before beginning 77.8 construction, the commissioner shall submit the physical design77.9 changed component of final design plans to the governing body of 77.10 each statutory and home rule city, county, and town in which the 77.11 routechanged component is proposed to be located. Within 60 77.12 days after the submission of the plans, the city, county, or 77.13 town shall review and approve or disapprove the plans for the77.14 routechanged component located in the city, county, or town. A 77.15 local unit of government that disapproves the planschange shall 77.16 describe specific amendments to the plans that, if adopted, 77.17 would cause the local unit to withdraw its disapproval. Failure 77.18 to approve or disapprove the changed plans in writing within the 77.19 time period is deemed to be approval, unless an extension is 77.20 agreed to by the city, county, or town and the commissioner. 77.21 (b) If the governing body of one or more cities, counties, 77.22 or towns disapproves the changed plans within the period allowed 77.23 under paragraph (a), the commissioner may refer the plans, along 77.24 with any comments of local jurisdictions, to the metropolitan 77.25 council. The council shall review the final design plans under 77.26 the same procedure and with the same effect as provided in 77.27 subdivision 4 for preliminary design plans. 77.28 Sec. 58. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.3994, 77.29 subdivision 10, is amended to read: 77.30 Subd. 10. [CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.] A corridor 77.31 management committee shall be established to advise the 77.32 commissioner of transportation in the design and construction of 77.33 light rail transit in each corridor to be constructed. The 77.34 corridor management committee shall consist of the following 77.35 members of the light rail transit joint powers board established77.36 pursuant to section 473.3998 and one representative from each78.1 city in which the corridor is located. Additionally, the78.2 commissioner of transportation and three representatives of the78.3 metropolitan council shall each appoint a member to the78.4 committee. For the corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul,78.5 the University of Minnesota shall appoint one member to the78.6 committee. A member representing the metropolitan council shall78.7 chair the committee: 78.8 (1) one member appointed by the joint powers board 78.9 established under section 473.3998; 78.10 (2) one member appointed by each city and county in which 78.11 the corridor is located; 78.12 (3) the commissioner of transportation or a designee of the 78.13 commissioner; 78.14 (4) two members appointed by the metropolitan council, one 78.15 of whom shall be designated as the chair of the committee; 78.16 (5) one member appointed by the metropolitan airports 78.17 commission, if the designated corridor provides direct service 78.18 to the Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport; and 78.19 (6) one member appointed by the president of the University 78.20 of Minnesota, if the designated corridor provides direct service 78.21 to the university. 78.22 The corridor management committee shall advise the 78.23 commissioner of transportation and the regional railroad 78.24 authority or authorities in whose jurisdiction the line or lines 78.25 are located on issues relating to the alternatives analysis, 78.26 environmental review, preliminary design, preliminary 78.27 engineering, final design, implementation method, and 78.28 construction of light rail transit. 78.29 Sec. 59. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.3994, 78.30 subdivision 12, is amended to read: 78.31 Subd. 12. [ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW.] 78.32 For light rail transit lines to be constructed in the 78.33 metropolitan area, the regional railroad authority or 78.34 authorities in whose jurisdiction a line or lines are to be 78.35 constructed and the commissioner of transportation shall jointly 78.36 prepare an alternatives analysis, the environmental review 79.1 documents required, and the preliminary engineering plan. The 79.2 council must approve the design for the alternatives analysis 79.3 and the completed alternatives analysis. The department of 79.4 transportation shall be the responsible governmental unit. An 79.5 alternatives analysis is not required for the Hiawatha corridor. 79.6 Sec. 60. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.3998, is 79.7 amended to read: 79.8 473.3998 [LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT JOINT POWERS BOARD.] 79.9 A light rail transit joint powers board shall be formed 79.10 under section 471.59 consisting of one voting member from the 79.11 regional rail authorities of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, 79.12 Washington, Dakota, Scott, and Carver counties. 79.13 The board shall review and approve light rail transit 79.14 system standards to be used by the commissioner in designing and 79.15 building a light rail transit facility and shall review and 79.16 approve the plan for community involvement and the marketing 79.17 program. The board shall advise the corridor management79.18 committee established pursuant to section 473.3994, subdivision79.19 10, and the commissioner on the method of implementation. All79.20 members of the board shall be members of the corridor management79.21 committee established pursuant to section 473.3994, subdivision79.22 10.79.23 Sec. 61. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 1, is amended to 79.24 read: 79.25 Section 1. [DULUTH, CITY OF; ARENA-AUDITORIUM79.26 ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTER.] 79.27 There is hereby created an arena-auditorium administrative79.28 boardentertainment and convention center authority for the city 79.29 of Duluth, hereinafter referred to as the boardauthority, which 79.30 shall consist of seventhe directors, who shall be appointed to 79.31 membership on such boardauthority, and who shall have and 79.32 exercise the powers, perform the duties, and be subject to the 79.33 obligations, as hereinafter set forth in this act. 79.34 Sec. 62. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 2, is amended to 79.35 read: 79.36 Sec. 2. The boardauthority created under this act shall 80.1 consist of seven11 directors, who shallseven appointed by the 80.2 city of Duluth and four appointed by the governor. The 80.3 directors serve without compensation but whomay be reimbursed 80.4 for authorized out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the 80.5 fulfillment of their duties. The original term of three of the 80.6 directors shall be for one year; the original term of two of the 80.7 directors shall be for two years; and the original term of two 80.8 of the directors shall be for three years, and until their 80.9 respective successors are appointed and qualified. Subsequent 80.10 terms of directors appointed by the city shall be for three 80.11 years. All terms shall expire on June 30 of the appropriate 80.12 year. Directors appointed by the governor serve at the pleasure 80.13 of the governor. Whenever a vacancy on such boardauthority 80.14 shall occur by reason of resignation, death, removal from the 80.15 city, or removal for failure or neglect to perform duties of a 80.16 director, such vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term. 80.17 All appointments and removal of directors of the boardauthority 80.18 appointed by the city shall be made by the mayor, with the 80.19 approval of the city council, evidenced by resolution. Every 80.20 appointee who shall fail, within ten days after notification of 80.21 his appointment, to file with the city clerk his oath or 80.22 affirmation to perform faithfully, honestly, and impartially the 80.23 duties of his office, shall be deemed to have refused such 80.24 appointment, and thereupon another person shall be appointed in 80.25 the manner prescribed in this section. 80.26 Sec. 63. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 3, is amended to 80.27 read: 80.28 Sec. 3. Subdivision 1. Within 30 days after the members 80.29 of the boardauthority shall have qualified for office, the 80.30 boardauthority shall meet and organize, and adopt and 80.31 thereafter may amend such rules and regulations for the conduct 80.32 of the boardauthority as the boardauthority shall deem to be 80.33 in the public interest and most likely to advance, enhance, 80.34 foster, and promote the use of such arena-auditoriumthe 80.35 entertainment and convention center and its facilities for 80.36 activities, conventions, events, and athletic and cultural 81.1 productions. Such rules and regulations shall at all times be 81.2 in harmony with this act. 81.3 Subd. 2. Such directors shall elect from among their 81.4 number a president and a vice-president, and shall also elect a 81.5 secretary who may or may not be a member of such boardauthority. 81.6 No two of such offices may be held by one director. The 81.7 officers shall have the duties and powers usually attendant upon 81.8 such officers, and such other duties and powers not inconsistent 81.9 herewith as may be provided by the boardauthority. 81.10 Subd. 3. The authority shall select a specific site within 81.11 the city of Duluth for location of a national class 81.12 entertainment and convention center, and may spend money 81.13 appropriated, or otherwise available to it for that purpose, to 81.14 acquire property for the center and to plan, design, construct, 81.15 equip, and furnish the center. The authority shall administer, 81.16 promote, and operate the center as a state facility, but for 81.17 which the state assumes no financial responsibility or liability 81.18 beyond the amounts appropriated for the facility. 81.19 Sec. 64. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 4, is amended to 81.20 read: 81.21 Sec. 4. Subdivision 1. The city treasurer of the city of 81.22 Duluth shall be the treasurer of the boardauthority. The 81.23 treasurer shall receive and have the custody of all moneys of 81.24 the boardauthority from whatever source derived, and the same 81.25 shall be deemed public funds. The treasurer shall disburse such 81.26 funds only upon written orders drawn against such funds, signed 81.27 by the manager and approved by the president, or in his absence, 81.28 the vice-president of such boardauthority; and each order shall 81.29 state the name of the payee and the nature of the claim for 81.30 which the same is issued. The treasurer shall keep an account 81.31 of all monies coming into his hands, showing the source of all 81.32 receipts and the nature, purpose, and authority of all 81.33 disbursements, and at least four times each year, at times and 81.34 in a form to be determined by the city council, the board81.35 authority shall file with the city clerk a financial statement 81.36 of the boardauthority, showing all receipts and disbursements, 82.1 the nature of the same, the moneys on hand, and the purposes for 82.2 which the same are applicable, the credits and assets of 82.3 the boardauthority, and its outstanding liabilities. 82.4 Subd. 2. The boardauthority has the exclusive power to 82.5 receive, control, and order the expenditure of any and all 82.6 moneys and funds pertaining to the arena-auditoriumcenter 82.7 operations. 82.8 Subd. 3. There are hereby created in the treasury of the 82.9 city of Duluth a special arena-auditoriumentertainment and 82.10 convention center fund, hereinafter referred to as the special 82.11 fund, and an arena-auditoriumentertainment and convention 82.12 center operating fund, hereinafter referred to as the operating 82.13 fund. The moneys in the special fund shall be used solely for 82.14 the acquisition and preparation of a site, and for the planning, 82.15 construction, and equipping of the arena-auditoriumcenter. The 82.16 special fund shall consist of: 82.17 (1) All moneys derived from the sale of bonds by the city 82.18 to provide funds for the acquisition and preparation of a site, 82.19 and for the planning, construction, and equipping of an82.20 arena-auditoriumthe center. 82.21 (2) All moneys appropriated or made available to the city 82.22 of Duluth for the acquisition and preparation of a site, and for 82.23 the planning, construction, and equipping of the 82.24 arena-auditoriumcenter. 82.25 (3) The proceeds of all financial aid or assistance by the 82.26 city or state governments for the acquisition and preparation of 82.27 a site, and for the planning, construction, and equipping of the 82.28 arena-auditoriumcenter. 82.29 (4) All moneys received from the United States of America 82.30 to aid in the acquisition and preparation of a site, and for the 82.31 planning, construction, and equipping of the 82.32 arena-auditoriumcenter. 82.33 (5) All moneys received as gifts or contributions to the 82.34 acquisition and preparation of a site, and for the planning, 82.35 construction, and equipping of the arena-auditoriumcenter. 82.36 The operating fund shall be used for maintenance, 83.1 promotion, operation, or betterment of the arena-auditorium83.2 center, and for expenses of the boardauthority. The operating 83.3 fund shall consist of all moneys of the boardauthority derived 83.4 from any source other than moneys credited to the special fund 83.5 as hereinabove provided. 83.6 Subd. 4. At least once in each year the city auditor shall 83.7 make, or cause to be made, at the expense of the board83.8 authority, a complete examination and audit of all books and 83.9 accounts of the aforesaid boardauthority; and for such purpose 83.10 the city auditor shall have the authority and power to inspect 83.11 and examine such books and accounts at any time during regular 83.12 business hours and such intervals as he may determine. One copy 83.13 of such yearly audit shall be filed by the city auditor with the 83.14 city clerk as a public document. 83.15 Subd. 5. The authority shall annually submit to the 83.16 governor and the legislature a report detailing its activities 83.17 and finances for the previous year. The report shall also 83.18 include a proposed budget for the succeeding two years, showing 83.19 in reasonable detail estimated operating and nonoperating 83.20 revenues from all sources, and estimated expenditures for 83.21 operation, administration, ordinary repair, and debt service. 83.22 Subd. 6. The legislative auditor shall make an annual 83.23 audit of the authority's books and accounts once each year or as 83.24 often as the legislative auditor's funds and personnel permit. 83.25 Sec. 65. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 5, is amended to 83.26 read: 83.27 Sec. 5. Subdivision 1. Wherever the word 83.28 "arena-auditorium" are"center" is used in this act, such words83.29 shall mean and include the municipal arena-auditorium83.30 culturalit means the entertainment and convention center 83.31 complex of the city of Duluth, including the land upon which it 83.32 stands and land appurtenant thereto. 83.33 Subd. 2. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary 83.34 contained in any law, or in the charter of the city of Duluth, 83.35 or in any ordinance thereof, passed by the city council, or 83.36 approved by the electors of the city, there is hereby conferred 84.1 upon such boardauthority the power and duty to contract for and 84.2 superintend the erection, construction, equipping and furnishing 84.3 of such arena-auditoriumthe center, and to administer, promote, 84.4 control, direct, manage, and operate such arena-auditoriumthe 84.5 center as a municipal facility. 84.6 Sec. 66. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 7, is amended to 84.7 read: 84.8 Sec. 7. Subdivision 1. No motor vehicle, either privately 84.9 or publicly owned, may be parked upon any parking lot or 84.10 facility operated by the boardauthority except as authorized by 84.11 this section. The operation and supervision of all such parking 84.12 lots and facilities are vested in the boardauthority. It may 84.13 fix and collect rents, charges, or fees in connection with and 84.14 for the use of any parking lot or facility operated by the board84.15 authority. 84.16 Subd. 2. [RULES AND REGULATIONS.] The boardauthority may 84.17 adopt and enforce rules and regulations governing the parking of 84.18 motor vehicles upon any such parking lot or facility so operated 84.19 by it. Such rules and regulations shall be approved as to form 84.20 and validity by the city attorney, shall be published once in 84.21 the official newspaper of the city, and a certified copy of such 84.22 publication filed with the city clerk, and thereupon such rules 84.23 and regulations shall have the force of law. 84.24 Subd. 3. [REMOVAL AND IMPOUNDING OF VEHICLES.] Any motor 84.25 vehicle parked upon any parking lot or facility operated by the 84.26 boardauthority not in conformity with the rules and regulations 84.27 of the boardauthority governing the operation and use thereof 84.28 shall be deemed a public nuisance and the boardauthority shall 84.29 provide for the abatement of such nuisance by rules and 84.30 regulations, including provision for the removal and impounding 84.31 of such motor vehicle. The cost of such removal and impounding 84.32 shall be a lien against the motor vehicle until paid. 84.33 Subd. 4. [VIOLATIONS.] Any person, city official, elective 84.34 or appointed, firm, association, or corporation which violates 84.35 any of the provisions of this section or any rule or regulation 84.36 made by the boardauthority hereunder is guilty of a misdemeanor 85.1 and upon conviction thereof shall be punished in the manner 85.2 provided by law. 85.3 Subd. 5. [MONEYS COLLECTED.] All moneys collected by the 85.4 boardauthority as rents, charges, or fees in connection with 85.5 and for the use of any parking lot or facility shall be 85.6 deposited in the arena-auditoriumentertainment and convention 85.7 center operating fund. 85.8 Sec. 67. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 8, is amended to 85.9 read: 85.10 Sec. 8. The boardauthority shall have the power: 85.11 To adopt and alter all bylaws and rules and regulations 85.12 which it shall from time to time deem best for the conduct of 85.13 the business of the boardauthority, and for the use of the 85.14 facilities of the boardauthority, and for the purposes of 85.15 carrying out the objects of this act; but such bylaws, rules, 85.16 and regulations shall not be in conflict with the terms of this 85.17 act. 85.18 To appoint and remove a manager and such other employees as 85.19 the boardauthority may deem necessary, who shall not be within 85.20 the civil service classifications of the city, and to prescribe 85.21 the duties and fix the compensation and other benefits of such 85.22 manager and employees, without regard to any provision contained 85.23 in the charter or any ordinance of the city relating to civil 85.24 service, or to any provision contained in Minnesota Statutes 85.25 1961, Sections 197.45 to 197.47, inclusive. 85.26 To procure and provide for a policy or policies of 85.27 insurance for the defense and indemnification of the city of 85.28 Duluth, its officers and employees, and directors, manager, and 85.29 employees of the boardauthority, against claims arising against 85.30 them out of the performance of duty, whether such claims be 85.31 groundless, or otherwise. Premiums for any policies of 85.32 insurance required by this act shall be paid for out of the 85.33 funds of the arena-auditorium administrative boardentertainment 85.34 convention center authority. 85.35 To implement and carry out the provisions of section 7 of 85.36 this act. 86.1 To utilize the services and facilities of the city so far 86.2 as the same are offered by appropriate city officials and 86.3 accepted by the boardauthority, and to pay the city for all 86.4 charges and costs for such services. 86.5 To operate and maintain and to lease from others all 86.6 facilities necessary or convenient in connection with the 86.7 arena-auditoriumcenter and to contract for the operation and 86.8 maintenance of any parts thereof or for services to be 86.9 performed; to lease the whole or parts thereof, and grant 86.10 concessions, all on such terms and conditions as the board86.11 authority may determine. 86.12 To authorize and direct the city treasurer to invest, in 86.13 the manner provided by law, any funds held in reserve, or 86.14 sinking funds, or any funds not required for immediate 86.15 disbursement. 86.16 To fix, alter, charge, and collect rates, fees, and all 86.17 other charges to be made for all services or facilities 86.18 furnished by the boardauthority for the use of the 86.19 arena-auditoriumcenter facilities by any persons or public or 86.20 private agencies utilizing such services or facilities. 86.21 To make and execute contracts, agreements, instruments, and 86.22 other arrangements necessary or convenient to the exercise of 86.23 its powers. 86.24 Sec. 68. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 9, is amended to 86.25 read: 86.26 Sec. 9. The manager of the arena-auditoriumcenter shall 86.27 be responsible for the custody and control of all moneys 86.28 received and collected from the daily operations of the 86.29 arena-auditoriumcenter until such moneys are delivered to the 86.30 city treasurer and he shall have obtained a receipt therefor, or 86.31 until such moneys are deposited in a bank account under control 86.32 of the city treasurer. 86.33 The manager shall give bond in favor of the city of Duluth 86.34 in a sum equal to twice the amount of money which will probably 86.35 be in his hands at any time during any one year, that amount to 86.36 be determined at least annually by the boardauthority; such 87.1 bond to be conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his 87.2 official duties, and be approved as to form, correctness, and 87.3 validity by the city attorney, and filed with the city auditor; 87.4 such bond, however, shall not exceed $300,000. Premiums for 87.5 such bonds shall be paid out of funds of the boardauthority. 87.6 Sec. 69. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 10, is amended to 87.7 read: 87.8 Sec. 10. The boardauthority shall regulate the making of 87.9 bids and the letting of contracts through procedure established 87.10 by the boardauthority, subject to the following conditions: 87.11 (a) In all cases of work to be done by contract or the 87.12 purchase of property of any kind, or the rendering of any 87.13 service to the boardauthority other than professional services, 87.14 competitive bids shall be secured before any purchase is made or 87.15 any contract awarded where the amount involved exceeds the sum 87.16 of $2,000. 87.17 (b) All bids shall be sealed when received, shall be opened 87.18 in public at the hour stated in the notice; and all original 87.19 bids, together with all documents pertaining to the award of the 87.20 contract, shall be retained and made a part of the permanent 87.21 file or record, and shall be open to public inspection. 87.22 (c) Purchases of $2,000 or less may, through procedure 87.23 established by the boardauthority, be delegated to 87.24 the auditoriumcenter manager. Contracts involving more than 87.25 $2,000 shall be awarded only after authorization by the board87.26 authority. 87.27 (d) The boardauthority may reject, or through procedure 87.28 established by the boardauthority, authorize the auditorium87.29 center manager to reject, any and all bids. 87.30 (e) Contract shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, 87.31 and purchases shall be made from the responsible bidder who 87.32 offers to furnish the article desired for the lowest sum. 87.33 (f) In determining the lowest responsible bidder, in 87.34 addition to price, the following may be considered: 87.35 (1) The ability, capacity, and skill of the bidder to 87.36 perform the contract or provide the service required. 88.1 (2) Whether the bidder can perform the contract or provide 88.2 the service promptly, or within the time specified, without 88.3 delay or interference. 88.4 (3) The character, integrity, reputation, judgment, 88.5 experience and efficiency of the bidder. 88.6 (4) The quality of performance of previous contracts or 88.7 services. 88.8 (5) The sufficiency of the financial resources and ability 88.9 of the bidder to perform the contract or provide the service. 88.10 (6) The quality, availability, and adaptability of the 88.11 supplies or contractual service to the particular use required. 88.12 (7) The ability of the bidder to provide future maintenance 88.13 and service for the use of the subject of the contract. 88.14 (8) The number and scope of conditions attached to the bid. 88.15 (g) Specifications shall not be so prepared as to exclude 88.16 all but one type or kind, but shall include competitive supplies 88.17 and equipment; provided, however, that unique or noncompetitive 88.18 articles which are determined by the boardauthority to be 88.19 sufficiently superior for the service intended by the board88.20 authority, may be purchased without regard to other bids. 88.21 Sec. 70. Laws 1963, chapter 305, section 11, is amended to 88.22 read: 88.23 Sec. 11. The arena-auditorium boardauthority shall not 88.24 exercise the powers of eminent domain, but the city may acquire 88.25 lands for the arena-auditoriumauthority by exercise of the 88.26 power of eminent domain at the request and expense of the board88.27 authority. The arena-auditorium boardauthority shall not have 88.28 the power to raise any moneys by taxation in any form 88.29 whatsoever, nor to levy assessments for local improvements, nor 88.30 have the power to pledge the full faith and credit of the city. 88.31 Sec. 71. Laws 1986, chapter 396, section 2, subdivision 1, 88.32 as amended by Laws 1987, chapter 55, section 4, and Laws 1989, 88.33 chapter 54, section 2, is amended to read: 88.34 Subdivision 1. [ACTIVITIES; CONTRACTS.] The city may 88.35 acquire, design, construct, equip, improve, expand, control, 88.36 operate, and maintain the convention center and related 89.1 facilities. The city shall have all powers necessary or 89.2 convenient for those purposes and may enter into any contract 89.3 for those purposes, including the financing of the convention 89.4 center and any related facilities. 89.5 The city may contract for construction materials, supplies, 89.6 and equipment in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 89.7 471.345, except that it may enter into contracts with persons, 89.8 firms, or corporations to perform one or more or all of the 89.9 functions of architect, engineer, and construction manager with 89.10 respect to all or part of a project to build or remodel the 89.11 convention center and related facilities. Contractors shall be 89.12 selected through the process of public bidding provided that it 89.13 shall be permissible for the city to narrow the listing of 89.14 eligible bidders to those which the city determines to possess 89.15 sufficient expertise to perform the intended functions and the 89.16 city may negotiate with the three lowest responsible bidders to 89.17 achieve the lowest possible bid. Notwithstanding any other law 89.18 or charter provision to the contrary, the city may, at the 89.19 discretion of the city council, enter into agreements relating 89.20 to the convention center, related facilities or any other city 89.21 construction project with appropriate labor organizations and 89.22 contractors which provide that no strike or lockout may be 89.23 ordered during the term of the agreements. These provisions and 89.24 necessary procedures may be utilized for the purpose of 89.25 maintaining employment stability and avoiding delay or 89.26 interference with the performance of the fast-trackconstruction 89.27 schedule in connection with the project. The city may require 89.28 any construction manager to certify a construction price and 89.29 completion date to the city. The city may require the posting 89.30 of a bond in an amount determined by the city to cover any costs 89.31 which may be incurred over and above the certified price, 89.32 including but not limited to costs incurred by the city or loss 89.33 of revenues resulting from incomplete construction on the 89.34 completion date and any other obligations the city may require 89.35 the construction manager to bear. The city shall secure surety 89.36 bonds as required in Minnesota Statutes, section 574.26, 90.1 securing payment of just claims in connection with all public 90.2 work undertaken by it. Persons entitled to the protection of 90.3 the bonds may enforce them as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 90.4 sections 574.28 to 574.32, and shall not be entitled to a lien 90.5 on any property of the city under the provisions of Minnesota 90.6 Statutes, sections 514.01 to 514.16. 90.7 Sec. 72. Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 16, 90.8 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 90.9 Subd. 4. For the labor 90.10 history center 550,000 90.11 This appropriation is to plan and 90.12 design the Labor History Center. The 90.13 society shall develop a facility 90.14 program document that defines the space 90.15 and programming needs of the center 90.16 including operating expenses. The 90.17 society shall determine, through a site 90.18 location assessment study, the location 90.19 of the center on a site adjacent to the 90.20 history center and prepare working 90.21 drawings for the project. Cost 90.22 estimates for all elements necessary to 90.23 complete the project must be submitted 90.24 to the chairs of the agriculture, 90.25 transportation, and semi-states 90.26 divisions of the senate finance and 90.27 house appropriations committees for 90.28 their recommendations. The 90.29 recommendations are advisory only. 90.30 Failure or refusal to make a 90.31 recommendation promptly is deemed a 90.32 negative recommendation. The total 90.33 cost of the project must not exceed 90.34 $12,500,000$14,000,000. The project 90.35 cost may include exhibits and 90.36 audio-visual devices and systems. 90.37 Sec. 73. Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 2, subdivision 90.38 13, is amended to read: 90.39 Subd. 13. St. Louis County 90.40 Heritage and Arts Center 750,000 90.41 This appropriation is for a grant to 90.42 St. Louis county to construct an 90.43 addition and improvements to the St. 90.44 Louis county heritage and arts center 90.45 in Duluth, subject to new Minnesota 90.46 Statutes, section 16A.695. 90.47 This appropriation is available only as 90.48 matched by $2 of nonstate money for 90.49 every $1 of state money. 90.50 Sec. 74. Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 13, subdivision 90.51 4, as amended by Laws 1997, chapter 246, section 29, is amended 90.52 to read: 90.53 Subd. 4. Renovate Capitol 91.1 Building 91.2 8,435,000 91.3 $4,800,000 is to predesign, design, and 91.4 reconstruct the northeast terrace and91.5 predesignand design thenorthwest 91.6 terraceterraces of the capitol 91.7 building. 91.8 $1,400,000 is to renovate the lantern 91.9 and related structures on the capitol 91.10 dome. 91.11 $2,235,000 is to predesign, design, 91.12 construct, furnish, and equip the 91.13 renovation of the capitol cafeteria 91.14 including full-service kitchen and 91.15 related spaces. The appropriation is 91.16 available after review and comment by 91.17 the council on disability. 91.18 The balance of the appropriation in 91.19 this subdivision that is not needed for 91.20 the projects specified may be used for 91.21 other structural stabilization projects 91.22 at the capitol or to improve the 91.23 capitol mall. 91.24 Sec. 75. Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 14, subdivision 91.25 2, is amended to read: 91.26 Subd. 2. Ice Center Grants 8,000,000 91.27 (a) $6,500,000 is for grants of up to 91.28 $250,000 each to construct new ice 91.29 arenas and renovate existing arenas 91.30 throughout the state, according to 91.31 criteria in Minnesota Statutes, section 91.32 240A.09. 91.33 (b) $500,000 is for renovation grants 91.34 for arenas that are at least 20 years 91.35 old, which may be in amounts up to 91.36 $125,000. 91.37 (c) All new and renovated facilities 91.38 receiving grants must be publicly 91.39 owned. Projects receiving grants from 91.40 appropriations in items (a) and, (b), 91.41 and (d) are exempt from the 91.42 requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 91.43 section 16B.335. 91.44 (d) $1,000,000 of this amount may be 91.45 used only for a national curling center 91.46 in the Virginia, Mountain Iron, 91.47 Gilbert, and Eveleth area. The 91.48 facility may only be constructed after 91.49 endorsement by a national governing 91.50 body member of the United States 91.51 Olympic Committee. 91.52 Sec. 76. Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 14, subdivision 91.53 6, is amended to read: 91.54 Subd. 6. National Volleyball Center 2,300,000 91.55 For a grant to the city of Rochester to 91.56 design, construct, furnish, and equip a 92.1 national volleyball center , to be92.2 located on land owned by the city. 92.3 This grant is contingent upon a local 92.4 match of at least $2,300,000 from 92.5 nonstate sources. The facility may be 92.6 constructed only after endorsement by a 92.7 national governing body member of the 92.8 United States Olympic Committee. This 92.9 project is exempt from the requirements 92.10 of Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335. 92.11 Sec. 77. Laws 1996, chapter 463, section 22, subdivision 92.12 7, is amended to read: 92.13 Subd. 7. Battle Point 500,000 92.14 For a grant to independent school92.15 district No. 115, Cass92.16 Lake-Bena,Notwithstanding subdivision 92.17 1, this appropriation is to the Indian 92.18 Affairs Council for capital 92.19 improvements at the Battle Point 92.20 historic site. This appropriation may 92.21 be supplemented with money from other 92.22 sources. 92.23 Sec. 78. Laws 1997, chapter 202, article 1, section 35, as 92.24 amended by Laws 1997, chapter 246, section 34, and Laws 1997, 92.25 Second Special Session chapter 2, section 24, is amended to read: 92.26 Sec. 35. BOND SALE SCHEDULE 92.27 The commissioner of finance shall 92.28 schedule the sale of state general 92.29 obligation bonds so that, during the 92.30 biennium ending June 30, 1999, no more 92.31 than $565,457,000$554,691,000 will 92.32 need to be transferred from the general 92.33 fund to the state bond fund to pay 92.34 principal and interest due and to 92.35 become due on outstanding state general 92.36 obligation bonds. During the biennium, 92.37 before each sale of state general 92.38 obligation bonds, the commissioner of 92.39 finance shall calculate the amount of 92.40 debt service payments needed on bonds 92.41 previously issued and shall estimate 92.42 the amount of debt service payments 92.43 that will be needed on the bonds 92.44 scheduled to be sold, the commissioner 92.45 shall adjust the amount of bonds 92.46 scheduled to be sold so as to remain 92.47 within the limit set by this section. 92.48 The commissioner may use the amount 92.49 needed of this appropriation to redeem 92.50 and prepay the state general obligation 92.51 taxable state various purpose bonds 92.52 dated July 1, 1988, and to also pay 92.53 expenses related to redeeming and 92.54 repaying these bonds. The amount 92.55 needed to make the debt service 92.56 payments is appropriated from the 92.57 general fund as provided in Minnesota 92.58 Statutes, section 16A.641. 92.59 Sec. 79. [ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC CONVENTION AND 92.60 CIVIC CENTERS.] 93.1 Subdivision 1. [PURPOSE.] The state has a strong interest 93.2 in the proper development, marketing, and coordinated planning 93.3 for the use and funding of public convention and civic centers 93.4 throughout Minnesota. The state further recognizes the need for 93.5 a joint effort among convention and civic centers in planning 93.6 and marketing the wide array of choices of state public centers 93.7 to the convention and tourist business. 93.8 Subd. 2. [ESTABLISHMENT.] The advisory committee on public 93.9 convention and civic centers is hereby established. The 93.10 advisory committee will be made up of the following members: 93.11 (1) a chair appointed by the governor; 93.12 (2) one member from any political subdivision receiving a 93.13 state subsidy for a convention or civic center, to be appointed 93.14 by the city council or board of county commissioners; 93.15 (3) four members of the public, appointed by the governor, 93.16 two of whom are representatives, members, or employees of 93.17 convention bureaus or trade associations, and two of whom are 93.18 representatives of other businesses or employee organizations 93.19 that benefit from the operation of public convention and civic 93.20 centers; and 93.21 (4) the commissioner of trade and economic development or 93.22 the commissioner's designee. 93.23 Subd. 3. [DUTIES.] The duties of the advisory committee 93.24 include: 93.25 (1) development of methods and principles for coordinating 93.26 the marketing and use of public convention and civic centers 93.27 throughout the state; 93.28 (2) development of a plan to implement coordinated 93.29 marketing of all the facilities in the state to national, 93.30 regional, and state conventions and hospitality shows; 93.31 (3) development, in conjunction with the department of 93.32 trade and economic development, of an electronic database that 93.33 will promote the variety of state convention and civic centers 93.34 to interested parties outside the state including national and 93.35 international shows; 93.36 (4) solicitation of advice from the general public, 94.1 convention and tourist organizations, state companies with an 94.2 interest in displaying at conventions, and other individuals 94.3 with regard to the improvement of the use of convention and 94.4 civic centers; and 94.5 (5) review of proposals for state funding of new convention 94.6 and civic centers or major remodeling or additions to existing 94.7 facilities and preparation of funding recommendations to the 94.8 governor and legislature. 94.9 Subd. 4. [OBLIGATIONS OF GRANT RECIPIENTS.] Any political 94.10 subdivision that has accepted state funding for a convention or 94.11 civic center shall: 94.12 (1) work cooperatively to determine the formula to be 94.13 applied to economic impact estimates for convention and civic 94.14 center usage in Minnesota; 94.15 (2) submit an annual report of the activity of the previous 94.16 year including usage days; local, state, regional, national, and 94.17 international conventions hosted; number of hotel room nights 94.18 generated; and economic impact to the area based on the agreed 94.19 upon formula; and 94.20 (3) work cooperatively to generate new meetings and 94.21 convention business to Minnesota from outside the state and to 94.22 avoid using the state subsidy to undercut existing in-state 94.23 business from using other convention and civic center facilities 94.24 throughout the state. 94.25 Sec. 80. [YOUTH ENRICHMENT AND COMMUNITY CENTER GRANTS.] 94.26 The commissioner of children, families, and learning shall 94.27 consider establishing a youth enrichment and community center 94.28 grant program. The commissioner shall report to the legislature 94.29 by January 15, 1999, recommendations on whether the program 94.30 should be established and what criteria should govern the 94.31 program. 94.32 Sec. 81. [RIVERCENTRE ARENA; PROCUREMENT.] 94.33 (a) With respect to the construction of the RiverCentre 94.34 Arena, the construction manager may: (1) guarantee a maximum 94.35 cost of construction; and (2) provide payment and performance 94.36 bonds or other security reasonably acceptable to the city in an 95.1 amount equal to the guaranteed maximum cost of construction, and 95.2 shall comply with all employment requirements applicable to 95.3 other city contracts for construction, including prevailing 95.4 wages, affirmative action, and outreach. 95.5 (b) The lessee under the arena lease described in paragraph 95.6 (c) or the construction manager may enter into contracts with 95.7 contractors for labor, materials, supplies, and equipment to 95.8 demolish the existing arena and equip and construct the new 95.9 RiverCentre Arena through the process of public bidding. 95.10 (c) The lessee or the construction manager may, with the 95.11 consent of the city lease representative as defined in the arena 95.12 lease among the city of St. Paul, the civic center authority, 95.13 and a lessee, dated as of January 15, 1998: (1) limit the list 95.14 of eligible bidders to those that the construction manager 95.15 determines possess sufficient expertise to perform the intended 95.16 functions; (2) award contracts to the contractors that the 95.17 construction manager determines provide the best value, which 95.18 shall not necessarily be the lowest responsible bidder; and (3) 95.19 for work the construction manager determines to be critical to 95.20 the completion schedule, the construction manager may award 95.21 contracts on the basis of competitive proposals or perform work 95.22 with its own forces without soliciting competitive bids if the 95.23 construction manager provides evidence of competitive pricing. 95.24 Sec. 82. [RIVERCENTRE: LEASE; LICENSE; REAL ESTATE 95.25 TAXES.] 95.26 Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of law or charter, 95.27 the arena lease among the city, the civic center authority, and 95.28 a lessee, dated as of January 15, 1998, is authorized and the 95.29 civic center authority and the city of St. Paul may otherwise 95.30 lease the use and operation of the civic center arena for any 95.31 period of time by agreement in which the city retains title to 95.32 the property. If the lease of January 15, 1998, is amended to 95.33 provide that the lessee will make to the city a payment in lieu 95.34 of taxes of at least $2,500,000 a year, increasing to over 95.35 $6,000,000 by the end of the lease, the use and operation of the 95.36 civic center arena, whether by the civic center authority or its 96.1 licensee or lessee, including any use arising from the arena 96.2 lease referred to in this section or demolition and construction 96.3 of the arena, is declared a use, lease, or occupancy for public, 96.4 governmental, and municipal purposes, and the civic center arena 96.5 is exempt from taxation by the state or any political 96.6 subdivision of the state during the use. 96.7 Sec. 83. [CANCELLATIONS.] 96.8 (a) $1,200,000 of the appropriation in Laws 1994, chapter 96.9 643, section 8, subdivision 2, for homes for state-operated 96.10 waiver services is canceled. The bond sale authorization in 96.11 Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 31, subdivision 1, is reduced by 96.12 $1,200,000. 96.13 (b) The $10,000,000 appropriation from the state 96.14 transportation fund in Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 15, 96.15 subdivision 6, for light rail transit is canceled. The bond 96.16 authorization in Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 31, subdivision 96.17 2, is reduced by $10,000,000. 96.18 (c) The $150,000 appropriation from the bond proceeds fund 96.19 under Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 23, subdivision 31, as 96.20 added by Laws 1997, chapter 246, section 25, to the commissioner 96.21 of natural resources for a grant to the city of Taylors Falls to 96.22 prepare a preliminary design for the St. Croix Valley heritage 96.23 center is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws 1994, 96.24 chapter 643, section 31, subdivision 1, is reduced by $150,000. 96.25 Sec. 84. [REPEALER.] 96.26 Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.3994, subdivision 11, 96.27 is repealed. 96.28 Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 446A.072, 96.29 subdivision 4a, is repealed. 96.30 Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 15, section 36, is 96.31 repealed. 96.32 Laws 1986, chapter 396, section 2, subdivision 2, is 96.33 repealed. 96.34 Sec. 85. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 96.35 This act is effective the day after final enactment, except 96.36 that section 30 is effective for all operating budgets and 97.1 budget projections for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, 97.2 and thereafter, and sections 61 to 70 are effective the day 97.3 after the governing body of the city of Duluth complies with 97.4 Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3.