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HF 4375

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/04/2022 04:37pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to broadband; modifying the border-to-border broadband grant program;
requiring a report; transferring money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
116J.395, subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.395, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Limitation.

(a) No grant awarded under this section may fund more than deleted text begin50deleted text endnew text begin
75
new text end percent of the total cost of a project.

(b) Grants awarded to a single project under this section must not exceed deleted text begin$5,000,000deleted text endnew text begin
$10,000,000
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2. new text beginREPORT; GRANT AWARD CHANGES.
new text end

new text begin No later than December 31, 2022, the Office of Broadband Development must submit
a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
committees with primary jurisdiction over broadband policy and finance analyzing the
impacts of the statutory changes made in section 1 on the number and amounts of grants
awarded under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.395.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3. new text beginTRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is transferred from the general fund to the
border-to-border broadband fund account established in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.396.
This is a onetime transfer and remains available until expended.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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