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1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/22/2018 03:57pm

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; authorizing spending to acquire and better public
land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain
conditions; appropriating money from the environment and natural resources trust
fund with certain conditions; providing for environment and natural resources trust
fund appropriation bonds; modifying grant and permitting requirements; providing
for the legislative budget office; modifying previous appropriations; establishing
new programs and modifying existing programs; authorizing the sale and issuance
of state bonds; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections
10A.01, subdivision 35; 13.64, by adding a subdivision; 15B.32, as amended;
16A.642, subdivision 1; 16A.86, subdivision 4; 16B.335, subdivision 1; 16B.35,
by adding a subdivision; 115.03, by adding a subdivision; 116.072, by adding a
subdivision; 116P.08, subdivision 2; 116P.12, subdivision 1; 462A.222, subdivision
3; 462A.37, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2017
Supplement, sections 3.8853, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions; 3.98,
subdivision 1; 116P.08, subdivision 1; 222.49; 326B.124; 462A.2035, subdivisions
1, 1b; 462A.37, subdivision 5; 473.857, subdivision 2; Laws 2009, chapter 93,
article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2013, chapter 136, section
3, subdivision 2; Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, sections 5, subdivision 3; 7,
subdivision 15, as amended; 12, subdivision 2; 21, subdivision 12, as amended;
22, subdivision 5; Laws 2014, chapter 295, section 9; Laws 2015, chapter 76,
section 2, subdivision 9; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1,
sections 8, subdivisions 2, 3; 10, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2016, chapter
186, section 2, subdivision 9; Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2, subdivision 8;
Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2, subdivisions 2, 3;
Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 4, article 2, sections 1; 3; 9; 58; Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, sections 6, subdivision 6; 15,
subdivisions 3, 11, 13; 16, subdivision 7; 17, subdivision 9; 19, subdivision 3; 20,
subdivisions 9, 21; 21, subdivision 8; 23, subdivision 3; 27; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 15B; 16A; 115; 245G; 446A; 474A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 3.98, subdivision 4; Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 4, article 2, section 59.

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

ARTICLE 1

APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond
proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be
spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as authorized by
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (a), to acquire and better public
land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, or as authorized by
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j), or article XIV. Unless
otherwise specified, money appropriated in this act:

(1) may be used to pay state agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital
program or project in accordance with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of
management and budget;

(2) is available until the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642;

(3) for activities under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.307, 84.946, and 135A.046,
should not be used for projects that can be financed within a reasonable time frame under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.322 or 16C.144; and

(4) is available for a grant to a political subdivision after the commissioner of management
and budget determines that an amount sufficient to complete the project as described in this
act has been committed to the project, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.

APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 2. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
79,400,000

To the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota for the purposes specified in this
section.

Subd. 2.

Higher Education Asset Preservation
and Replacement (HEAPR)

45,000,000

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046.

Subd. 3.

Crookston - Dowell Hall and Owen Hall

3,200,000

To predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and
equip campus teaching and learning spaces in
Dowell Hall and Owen Hall on the Crookston
campus.

Subd. 4.

Morris - Humanities Building and
Blakely Hall

3,200,000

To predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and
equip campus teaching and learning spaces in
the Humanities Building and Blakely Hall on
the Morris campus.

Subd. 5.

Twin Cities - Pillsbury Hall Renewal

24,000,000

To predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and
equip historic Pillsbury Hall on the Twin
Cities campus.

Subd. 6.

Glensheen Renewal

4,000,000

To predesign, design, and renovate the
Historic Glensheen Estate including but not
limited to the main house; the site structures,
terraces, and garden walls; and the carriage
house. This appropriation is not available until
the commissioner of management and budget
determines that an equal amount is committed
from other sources.

Subd. 7.

University Share

Except for the appropriations for HEAPR and
Glensheen renewal, the appropriations in this
section are intended to cover approximately
two-thirds of the cost of each project. The
remaining costs must be paid from university
sources.

Subd. 8.

Unspent Appropriations

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

Sec. 3. MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
129,015,000

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

Subd. 2.

Higher Education Asset Preservation
and Replacement (HEAPR)

45,000,000

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046.

Subd. 3.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College,
Coon Rapids

569,000

To design the renovation of the business and
nursing building on the Coon Rapids campus.

Subd. 4.

Bemidji State University

22,512,000

To demolish and replace Hagg Sauer Hall with
the Academic Learning Center Building; and
to design, renovate, and equip A.C. Clark
Library, Bangsberg Hall, Bensen Hall,
Bridgeman Hall, and Sattgast Hall.

Subd. 5.

Century College

6,362,000

To design, renovate, and equip the
Engineering and Applied Technology Center,
welding lab, fabrication lab, auto disassembly,
and related student support and university
partnership space on the east campus.

Subd. 6.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College, Maajiigi (Start to Grow)

1,157,000

To design, renovate, and equip classrooms and
offices for the elementary education program;
renovate kitchen area; to perform site work to
support outdoor learning; and to demolish
obsolete modular classroom/office building.

Subd. 7.

Inver Hills Community College

698,000

To design the renovation of the Technology
and Business Center to include the link to
Heritage Hall.

Subd. 8.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

6,478,000

To update design, renovate, renew, equip, and
repurpose the spaces in Wissink Hall, Morris
Hall, and Wiecking Center vacated when
occupants moved to the new Clinical Science
Building; and to install a solar array on the
roof of the new Clinical Science Building.

Subd. 9.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

628,000

To design the renovation of Weld Hall.

Subd. 10.

Normandale Community College

12,636,000

To design Phases 1 and 2 of the renovation of
the College Services Building; and to renovate
and equip the first floor of the College
Services Building, including site
improvements that address ADA compliance
and storm water management.

Subd. 11.

Riverland Community College, Albert
Lea

10,122,000

To design, renovate, renew, and equip
classroom and lab space at the Albert Lea
campus; to construct infill in Building C to
support auto and diesel labs; and to demolish
obsolete child care building.

Subd. 12.

Rochester Community and Technical
College

22,853,000

To demolish Plaza and Memorial Halls; to
design, renovate, renew, and equip classrooms
and labs; to construct an addition adjacent to
Endicott Hall; to construct a central chiller
plant; and to demolish the maintenance
building and child care building.

Subd. 13.

Debt Service

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the
Board of Trustees shall pay the debt service
on one-third of the principal amount of state
bonds sold to finance projects authorized by
this section. After each sale of general
obligation bonds, the commissioner of
management and budget shall notify the board
of the amounts assessed for each year for the
life of the bonds.

(b) The board need not pay debt service on
bonds sold to finance HEAPR. Where a
nonstate match is required, the debt service is
due on a principal amount equal to one-third
of the total project cost, less the match
committed before the bonds are sold.

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

Subd. 14.

Unspent Appropriations

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

(b) The unspent portion of an appropriation
for a project in this section that is complete is
available for HEAPR under this subdivision,
at the same campus as the project for which
the original appropriation was made and the
debt service requirement under this section is
reduced accordingly. Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, applies from the date of the
original appropriation to the unspent amount
transferred.

Sec. 4. EDUCATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
45,600,000

To the commissioner of education for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Library Construction Grants

1,000,000

For library construction grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45.

Subd. 3.

School Safety Grants

25,000,000

(a) This appropriation is from the general fund
in fiscal year 2019 for school safety facility
grants for improvements related to violence
prevention and facility security. $25,000,000
in fiscal year 2019 is transferred from the
budget reserve under Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.152, subdivision 1a, to the general
fund.

(b) A school district may apply for a school
safety facility grant in the form and manner
specified by the commissioner of education.

(c) After consultation with the Department of
Public Safety's Minnesota School Safety
Center, the commissioner of education may
award a school safety facility grant to a school
district of no more than $500,000 for each
qualifying school building. The commissioner
must award grants for projects that meet the
requirements of this subdivision on a
first-come, first-served basis. At least half of
the grants must be awarded to school districts
with administrative offices located outside of
the eleven Minnesota counties included in the
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
Metropolitan Statistical Area delineated in
2009 by the United State Census Bureau.

(d) Grants may be used to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip school facilities
and includes renovating and expanding
existing buildings and facilities.

(e) Before a grant is approved, the district must
provide documentation acceptable to the
commissioner of education on how the grant
will be used.

(f) No money for construction may be
distributed by the commissioner of education
to the recipient school district until bids have
been received on 100 percent of the
construction documents and satisfactory
documentation has been submitted to the
commissioner of education indicating the
project can be fully completed with money
available for the project.

(g) Grants are available when the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that sufficient resources have been
committed to complete the project, as required
by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.

Subd. 4.

Independent School District No. 38, Red
Lake

14,000,000

(a) From the maximum effort school loan fund
for a capital loan to Independent School
District No. 38, Red Lake, as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, sections 126C.60 to
126C.72. This appropriation is for predesign,
design, and construction of a connection
structure between the Red Lake Early
Learning Childhood Center and Red Lake
Elementary School; renovations to various
classrooms, labs, and support rooms; updating
of mechanical systems; and expansion of the
cafeteria. Before any capital loan contract is
approved under this subdivision, the district
must provide documentation acceptable to the
commissioner of education on how the capital
loan will be used.

(b) The commissioner of administration may
provide project management services to assist
the commissioner of education with oversight
of the project. No money for construction may
be distributed by the commissioner of
education to the recipient school district until
bids have been received on 100 percent of the
construction documents and satisfactory
documentation has been submitted to the
commissioner of education indicating the
project can be fully completed with money
available for the project.

(c) Notwithstanding the timelines in Minnesota
Statutes, section 126C.69, subdivision 11,
Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake,
must submit the question authorizing the
borrowing of money for the facilities to voters
of the district at the first general election
following final enactment of this subdivision.

(d) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.69, subdivision 6, the application
submitted by Independent School District No.
38, Red Lake, on September 1, 2015, shall be
considered a sufficient application for this
loan. The local portion for this capital loan is
$94,231 under Minnesota Statutes, section
126C.69, subdivision 9. This amount shall be
disbursed for the approved project prior to the
state loan reimbursement payments to the
school district.

Subd. 5.

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School
District; Cosmos Elementary School
Repurposing

5,000,000

For a grant to Independent School District No.
2396, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Public
Schools, to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip the renovation and
repurposing of the Cosmos elementary school
for use by the regional educational program
for autistic students, emotionally or
behaviorally disturbed students, and other
students with specific educational needs.

Subd. 6.

Warroad School District - Northwest
Angle School

600,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 for
a grant to Independent School District No.
690, Warroad Public Schools, for demolition
and site preparation and to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip the renovation
and an expansion of the Northwest Angle
School.

Sec. 5. MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES

$
2,000,000

To the commissioner of administration for
capital asset preservation improvements and
betterments on both campuses of the
Minnesota State Academies, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.

Sec. 6. PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS
EDUCATION

$
250,000

To the commissioner of administration for
capital asset preservation improvements and
betterments at the Perpich Center for Arts
Education, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 7. NATURAL RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
78,669,000

(a) To the commissioner of natural resources
for the purposes specified in this section.

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

Subd. 2.

Natural Resources Asset Preservation

26,581,000

For the renovation of state-owned facilities
and recreational assets operated by the
commissioner of natural resources to be spent
in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
84.946. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.946, the commissioner may use this
appropriation to replace buildings if,
considering the embedded energy in the
building, that is the most energy-efficient and
carbon-reducing method of renovation.

Subd. 3.

Flood Hazard Mitigation

20,000,000

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

(b) To the extent practical, levee projects shall
meet the state standard of three feet above the
100-year flood elevation.

(c) To the extent practicable and consistent
with the project, recipients of appropriations
for flood control projects in this subdivision
shall create wetlands that are eligible for
wetland replacement credit to replace wetlands
drained or filled as the result of repair,
reconstruction, replacement, or rehabilitation
of an existing public road under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1,
paragraphs (l) and (m).

(d) Project priorities shall be determined by
the commissioner as appropriate and based on
need and may include acquisition of properties
prone to flooding.

(e) To the extent that the cost of a project
exceeds two percent of the median household
income in a municipality or township
multiplied by the number of households in the
municipality or township, this appropriation
is also for the local share of the project.

Subd. 4.

Acquisition and Betterment of Buildings

6,000,000

For acquisition, predesign, design, and
construction to replace existing facilities that
no longer meet the business needs of the
department; for the predesign, design, and
construction of a drill core facility in Hibbing;
and for the design and construction of storage
facilities.

Subd. 5.

State Park and Recreation Area
Accessibility

500,000

For the design and construction of
improvements to bring the facilities within
state parks and recreation areas to the
Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Subd. 6.

Blufflands State Trail

1,500,000

To acquire land for, construct, and pay
expenses related to an extension of the
Blufflands state trail system from Harmony
to the Iowa border, to include a connection to
Niagara Cave in Fillmore County as
authorized in Minnesota Statutes, section
85.015, subdivision 7.

Subd. 7.

Chester Woods State Trail

2,500,000

To complete construction and paving of phase
one of the Chester Woods State Trail from the
city of Rochester to Chester Woods Park in
Olmsted County.

Subd. 8.

Aitkin County - Northwoods ATV Trail

1,500,000

For a grant to Aitkin County for predesign,
design, acquisition, and development of a trail
to connect the Northwoods ATV trail system
with the Mille Lacs-Malmo East Loop trail
system. The appropriation is not available until
the commissioner of management and budget
determines that $150,000 has been committed
to the project from nonstate sources.

Subd. 9.

Glendalough State Park

750,000

To predesign, design, and construct a Visitor
and Trail Center in Glendalough State Park.

Subd. 10.

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground
Mine State Park

4,000,000

For development of Lake Vermilion-Soudan
Underground Mine State Park, including
designing, constructing, furnishing, and
equipping the Lake Lodge Visitor Center at
Armstrong Bay, the Murray Spur campground
site and nearby infrastructure, and renewable
energy facilities in the park, and for repair and
reconstruction of the mine shaft at the Soudan
Underground Mine.

Subd. 11.

Mill Towns State Trail

500,000

For acquisition and design of the Mill Towns
State Trail between the cities of Faribault and
Waterford.

Subd. 12.

Shooting Star State Trail

250,000

To complete the Shooting Star State Trail,
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.015, subdivision 17, to Austin.

Subd. 13.

Babbitt Recreation Area

1,300,000

For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.019, subdivision 2, to the city of Babbitt
to construct a campground at the Babbitt
Recreation Area.

Subd. 14.

Cohasset - Tioga Recreation Area

1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Cohasset to design,
engineer, and construct an approximately
25-mile trail system for hiking, running,
mountain biking, and other activities in the
Tioga Recreation Area in Cohasset.

Subd. 15.

Grand Marais; Lake Superior Water
Access

2,000,000

For capital improvements to a water access
facility on Lake Superior in Grand Marais.

Subd. 16.

La Crescent; Wagon Wheel Trail

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of La Crescent for phase
three of four phases of the Wagon Wheel Trail
project, including predesign, design,
engineering, and construction of a
grade-separated crossing of marked Trunk
Highways 14, 16, and 61 near downtown La
Crescent that will connect to the existing
Wagon Wheel Trail.

Subd. 17.

Olmsted County; Lake Zumbro -
Sedimentation Removal

640,000

For a grant to Olmsted County for the removal
of sedimentation in Lake Zumbro deposited
after the removal of the Lake Shady Dam on
the middle fork of the Zumbro River. This
appropriation may be used for final
engineering, dredging, and dredged soil
disposal. This appropriation is in addition to
appropriations in Laws 2012, chapter 293, and
Laws 2014, chapter 294.

Subd. 18.

St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional
Railroad Authority - Mesabi Trail

1,138,000

For a grant to the St. Louis and Lake Counties
Regional Railroad Authority to continue
construction of the Mesabi Trail, starting near
Whalston Road and going toward the city of
Tower for approximately 4.5 miles.

Subd. 19.

Stillwater; St. Croix River Riverbank
Restoration

1,650,000

For a grant to the city of Stillwater to
predesign, design, engineer, and construct
restoration of the St. Croix River riverbank in
the city of Stillwater and to design and
construct an integrated walkway along the
restored riverbank in the city.

Subd. 20.

Unspent Appropriations

The unspent portion of an appropriation for a
project in this section that is complete, upon
written notice to the commissioner of
management and budget, is available for asset
preservation under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.946. Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642,
applies from the date of the original
appropriation to the unspent amount
transferred.

Sec. 8. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

$
750,000

To the Pollution Control Agency for a grant
to Becker County under the solid waste capital
assistance grant program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 115A.54, to predesign,
design, construct, and equip buildings to store
and process large, bulky materials, such as
mattresses, that must be deconstructed before
shipping to recycling facilities.

Sec. 9. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
7,400,000

To the Board of Water and Soil Resources for
the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Local Government Roads Wetland
Replacement Program

6,700,000

To acquire land or permanent easements and
to restore, create, enhance, and preserve
wetlands to replace those wetlands drained or
filled as a result of the repair, reconstruction,
replacement, or rehabilitation of existing
public roads as required by Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1,
paragraphs (l) and (m). The board may vary
the priority order of Minnesota Statutes,
section 103G.222, subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), to implement an in-lieu fee agreement
approved by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers under section 404 of the Clean
Water Act. The purchase price paid for
acquisition of land or perpetual easement must
be a fair market value as determined by the
board. The board may enter into agreements
with the federal government, other state
agencies, political subdivisions, nonprofit
organizations, fee title owners, or other
qualified private entities to acquire wetland
replacement credits in accordance with
Minnesota Rules, chapter 8420.

Subd. 3.

Minnesota River Basin Area II

700,000

For grants to local governments in Area II of
the Minnesota River Basin to acquire, design,
and construct floodwater management
projects.

Sec. 10. RURAL FINANCE AUTHORITY.

$
35,000,000

For the purposes set forth in the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph
(h), to the Rural Finance Authority to purchase
participation interests in or to make direct
agricultural loans to farmers under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 41B. This appropriation is
for the beginning farmer program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.039; the loan
restructuring program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 41B.04; the seller-sponsored
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
41B.042; the agricultural improvement loan
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
41B.043; and the livestock expansion loan
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
41B.045. All debt service on bond proceeds
used to finance this appropriation must be
repaid by the Rural Finance Authority under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.643. Loan
participations must be priced to provide full
interest and principal coverage and a reserve
for potential losses. Priority for loans must be
given first to basic beginning farmer loans,
second to seller-sponsored loans, and third to
agricultural improvement loans.

If an appropriation for the same purpose as in
this section is enacted more than once in the
2018 legislative session, the appropriation
must be given effect only once. If the
appropriations for the same purpose are for
different amounts, the highest of the amounts
is the one to be given effect.

Sec. 11. MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL
GARDEN

$
6,000,000

To the Minnesota Zoological Garden Board
for capital asset preservation improvements
and betterments to infrastructure and exhibits
at the Minnesota Zoo, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307. Notwithstanding the specified uses
of money under Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307, the board may use this appropriation
to replace buildings that are in poor condition,
outdated, and no longer support the work of
the Minnesota Zoo and to construct and
renovate trails and roads on the Minnesota
Zoo site.

Sec. 12. ADMINISTRATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
15,000,000

To the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Capital Asset Preservation and
Replacement Account

5,000,000

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.632.

Subd. 3.

Capitol Complex - Physical Security
Upgrades

10,000,000

To design, construct, and equip upgrades to
the physical security elements and systems for
one or more of the buildings listed in this
subdivision, their attached tunnel systems,
their surrounding grounds, and parking
facilities as identified in the 2017 Minnesota
State Capitol Complex Physical Security
Predesign completed by Miller Dunwiddie.
Improvements may include but are not limited
to design and abatement of asbestos and
hazardous materials, the installation of
bollards, blast protection, infrastructure
security screen walls, door access controls,
emergency call stations, security kiosks,
locking devices, and traffic control. This
appropriation includes money for work
associated with one or more of the following
buildings: Administration, Centennial,
Judicial, Ag/Health Lab, Minnesota History
Center, Capitol Complex Power Plant and
Shops, Stassen, State Office, and Veterans
Service.

Sec. 13. AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION

$
1,000,000

To the Minnesota Amateur Sports
Commission for asset preservation of a capital
nature at the National Sports Center in Blaine,
to be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 14. MILITARY AFFAIRS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
12,876,000

To the adjutant general for the purposes
specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Brainerd Readiness Center

4,143,000

To design and renovate existing space at the
Brainerd Readiness Center, including
mechanical, electrical, building envelope,
energy efficiency, and life safety
improvements.

Subd. 3.

Grand Rapids Readiness Center

2,126,000

To design and renovate existing space at the
Grand Rapids Readiness Center, including
mechanical, electrical, building envelope,
energy efficiency, and life safety
improvements.

Subd. 4.

St. Cloud Readiness Center

4,450,000

To design and renovate existing space at the
St. Cloud Readiness Center, including
mechanical, electrical, building envelope,
energy efficiency, and life safety
improvements. The adjutant general may also
use this appropriation to construct and equip
an expansion of the facility.

Subd. 5.

Wadena Readiness Center

2,157,000

To design and renovate existing space at the
Wadena Readiness Center, including
mechanical, electrical, building envelope,
energy efficiency, and life safety
improvements.

Sec. 15. PUBLIC SAFETY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
21,700,000

To the commissioner of public safety for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

East Metro Training Facility - HERO
Center

9,500,000

For a grant to the city of Cottage Grove to
construct, furnish, and equip a Health and
Emergency Response Occupations (HERO)
Center in Cottage Grove.

Subd. 3.

Dakota County - Regional Public Safety
Center

6,200,000

For a grant to Dakota County to acquire land
for and to predesign, design, construct, furnish,
and equip the Safety and Mental Health
Alternative Response Training (SMART)
Center. The center shall serve as a centrally
located regional hub and provide training
space for the Minnesota Crisis Intervention
Team as well as provide a central location for
other public safety resources.

Subd. 4.

Marshall - MERIT Center

6,000,000

For a grant to the city of Marshall to design,
construct, furnish, and equip the driver training
and road course expansion of the Minnesota
Emergency Response and Industrial Training
(MERIT) Center in Marshall.

Sec. 16. TRANSPORTATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
541,830,000

To the commissioner of transportation for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

78,600,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the
state transportation fund as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for trunk
highway corridor projects under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 2, for
construction and reconstruction of local roads
with statewide or regional significance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52,
subdivision 4, or for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of rural road safety capital
improvement projects on county state-aid
highways under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, subdivision 4a.

(b) Of this amount, $13,500,000 is for a grant
to the city of Dayton for design, engineering,
environmental analysis, property and easement
acquisition, construction, and reconstruction
of local roads in conjunction with an
interchange on marked Interstate Highway 94
near Hennepin County State-Aid Highway
101, known as Brockton Lane, in Dayton.

(c) Of this amount, $6,100,000 is for a grant
to the city of Inver Grove Heights to
predesign, design, engineer, acquire
right-of-way property and temporary and
permanent easements, inspect, and construct
or reconstruct: (1) realignment of Dakota
County State-Aid Highway 63, known as
Argenta Trail, in Inver Grove Heights, from
northerly of its intersection with Amana Trail
to the anticipated future alignment of 65th
Street, then west to the existing Argenta Trail
alignment, and in anticipation of the
development of an interchange of Argenta
Trail and marked Interstate Highway 494; and
(2) expansion from two lanes to four lanes of
Dakota County State-Aid Highway 26, known
as 70th Street West, in Inver Grove Heights,
from the border with Eagan to the intersection
with Argenta Trail as realigned.

(d) Of this amount, $9,000,000 is for a grant
to Carver County following a jurisdictional
transfer to Carver County of the affected
segment of marked Trunk Highway 101. The
appropriation may be used for design,
right-of-way acquisition, engineering, and
reconstruction of the segment transferred to
the county that is between Pioneer Trail and
Flying Cloud Drive, including grade
separation of a multipurpose pedestrian and
bicycle trail from the segment for the
Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail and a
regional trail along marked Trunk Highway
101.

Subd. 3.

Local Bridge Replacement and
Rehabilitation

5,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state
transportation fund to match federal money
and to replace or rehabilitate local deficient
bridges as provided in Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.50.

Subd. 4.

Rail Service Improvement

1,550,000

From the rail service improvement account in
the special revenue fund under the rail service
improvement program in Minnesota Statutes,
section 222.50, for grants to the Minnesota
Valley Regional Rail Authority in the amount
of $1,000,000 to rehabilitate a portion of the
railroad track between Winthrop and Hanley
Falls, including but is not limited to
environmental analysis and remediation,
predesign, design, and rehabilitation or
replacement of bridges or culverts, which is
in addition to any other appropriation, or other
grant, loan, or loan guarantee for this project
made by the commissioner under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 222.46 to 222.62, and the
amount of $550,000 for the grant under section
26 which is available when the commissioner
determines that sufficient resources have been
committed to complete the project and is
available until June 30, 2023, provided that
the commissioner must: convert to a grant the
remaining balance on Minnesota Department
of Transportation Contract No. 1000714,
originally executed as of June 1, 2015, with
Minnesota Commercial Railway Company;
cancel all future payments under the contract;
release liens on the locomotives designated as
MNNR 49 and MNNR 84; and perform the
appropriate filing; and provided that the
commissioner is prohibited from requiring or
accepting additional payments under the
contract as of the effective date of this
subdivision, and that notwithstanding the loan
conversion and payment cancellation under
this subdivision, all other terms and conditions
under Contract No. 1000714 remain effective
for the duration of the period specified in the
contract.

Subd. 5.

Port Development Assistance

5,200,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
457A. Any improvements made with the
proceeds of these grants must be publicly
owned.

Subd. 6.

Safe Routes to School

1,000,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.40.

Subd. 7.

Brooklyn Park - Trunk Highway 169
and 101st Avenue Interchange Project

4,000,000

$4,000,000 is from the bond proceeds account
in the state transportation fund for preliminary
and final design, engineering, environmental
analysis, right-of-way acquisition, and
construction of an interchange located at
Trunk Highway 169 and 101st Avenue in the
city of Brooklyn Park.

Subd. 8.

Chisago County - Marked U.S. Highway
8 Reconstruction

3,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state
transportation fund for a grant to Chisago
County to acquire land and right-of-way,
perform environmental analysis, predesign,
and design the local road, portions of a project
to reconstruct marked U.S. Highway 8 in
Chisago and Washington Counties, from
marked Trunk Highway 61/Forest Boulevard
North up to and including the intersection at
Karmel Avenue.

Subd. 9.

Foley - Trunk Highway 23 Safety
Improvements

500,000

Of this appropriation, $200,000 is for safety
improvements to the intersection of marked
Trunk Highway 23 and 8th Avenue and Penn
Street, including curb and gutters and
pedestrian crossings. $300,000 of this
appropriation is from the general fund in fiscal
year 2019 for pedestrian pathways, lighting,
and signage.

Subd. 10.

Trunk Highway 29 - Railroad Grade
Separation in Pope County

10,500,000

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for construction of the
interchange at marked Trunk Highway 55 and
marked Trunk Highway 29 near the city of
Glenwood, including grade separation of the
adjacent rail crossing of marked Trunk
Highway 29.

Subd. 11.

Corridors of Commerce

400,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for the corridors of commerce
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
161.088.

This appropriation is available in the amounts
of:

(1) $150,000,000 in fiscal year 2022;

(2) $150,000,000 in fiscal year 2023; and

(3) $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2024.

From this appropriation, the commissioner
must select projects solely using the results of
the spring 2018 evaluation for the corridors
of commerce program, in order based on total
score, and must select at least two projects
located outside the Department of
Transportation metropolitan district. If funds
are insufficient for an identified project, the
commissioner must either select the identified
project, or select one or more alternative
projects that are (1) for a segment within the
project limits of the identified project; and (2)
also identified and scored in the spring 2018
evaluation process. For projects located
outside the Department of Transportation
metropolitan district, the commissioner must
not select a project located in a county within
which a project was selected for funding in
the spring 2018 evaluation for the corridors
of commerce program.

This appropriation cancels as specified under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, except
that the commissioner of management and
budget shall count the start of authorization
for issuance of state bonds as the first day of
the fiscal year during which the bonds are
available to be issued, and not as the date of
enactment of this section.

Subd. 12.

Hennepin County State-Aid Highway
9 (Rockford Road) and Marked Interstate
Highway 494

9,720,000

$4,860,000 is from the bond proceeds account
in the state transportation fund for a grant to
Hennepin County, the city of Plymouth, or
both, and $4,860,000 is from the bond
proceeds account in the trunk highway fund
for the design, right-of-way acquisition,
construction engineering, construction, and to
equip the interchange at Hennepin County
State-Aid Highway 9 and marked Interstate
Highway 494, including replacing the County
State-Aid Highway 9 bridge over marked
Interstate Highway 494 and the ramps
connecting County State-Aid Highway 9 and
marked Interstate Highway 494,
notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, or any rule to the contrary.

Subd. 13.

Mankato - Marked Trunk Highway
169 Reconstruction to Accommodate Raised
Levee

830,000

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for a grant to the city of
Mankato for a project to reconstruct a segment
of marked Trunk Highway 169 north of the
Highway 14 interchange to accommodate the
raising of a levee. This appropriation is for the
local shares the cities of Mankato and North
Mankato are responsible for under the state's
Cost Participation and Maintenance with Local
Units of Government Manual, or any contract
between the state and the city of Mankato.

Subd. 14.

Wadena - U.S. Highway 10
Environmental Cleanup

5,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state
transportation fund as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city
of Wadena for environmental analysis and
environmental cleanup and construction of
storm water drainage within the marked U.S.
Highway 10 corridor in the city of Wadena.

Subd. 15.

Becker - Industrial Park Road
Improvements

3,300,000

For a grant to the city of Becker for design,
engineering, and construction of road and
infrastructure improvements within the city's
industrial park to provide better mobility to
marked U.S. Highway 10. This appropriation
includes money for improvements to an
existing portion of Hancock Street South, new
construction of an extension of Hancock Street
South, and construction of sanitary sewer,
water main, storm sewer, and other publicly
owned infrastructure.

Subd. 16.

Wakefield - 200th Street
Reconstruction

600,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state
transportation fund as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.50, to the town of
Wakefield, the town of Luxembourg, or grants
to both townships, for reconstruction of an
approximately 2.7 mile portion of 200th Street,
a township line road in Stearns County.

Subd. 17.

Rochester - Bus Storage Facility
Expansion

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Rochester to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip an expansion to the city's existing bus
storage facility.

Subd. 18.

Goodview, Minnesota City - Railroad
Crossing Quiet Zone

330,000

For a grant to the city of Goodview for
construction of a railroad crossing quiet zone
that consists of construction and installation
of concrete median barriers and associated
road improvements at five Canadian Pacific
railroad crossings in the cities of Goodview
and Minnesota City.

Subd. 19.

Hennepin County - Railroad Crossing
Safety

1,200,000

For one or more grants to Hennepin County
or the affected city in the county to construct
railroad crossing safety improvements in
Hennepin County. Of this amount, $350,000
is for crossings at Townline Road and marked
County Road 19 in the city of Loretto;
$450,000 is for crossings at marked Road
116/County Road 115 and Arrowhead Drive
in the city of Medina; and $400,000 is for
crossings at East Lake Street and Barry
Avenue in the city of Wayzata.

Subd. 20.

New Brighton - Rice Creek Railroad
Bridge

1,000,000

For a grant to Minnesota Commercial Railway
Company to demolish the existing railroad
bridge over Rice Creek in New Brighton and
to predesign, design, acquire any right-of-way
needed, engineer, construct, and equip a
replacement railroad bridge to meet the needs
of the railroad operators that use the bridge.
This grant is contingent on:

(1) review and approval of the railway
company's design, engineering, and plans for
the project by Ramsey County to ensure the
project does not interfere with recreational use
of adjacent park property and Rice Creek, and
by the Rice Creek Watershed District to ensure
that the project's impact on flows in the creek
is in accordance with the watershed district's
adopted rules. These reviews and approvals
are in addition to any other reviews, permits,
or approvals required for the project;

(2) Minnesota Commercial Railway Company
removing all structures related to the existing
bridge from the Rice Creek streambed as part
of the demolition and removal of the existing
bridge, including any pilings, footings, or
water control structures placed to protect the
existing bridge structures, except to the extent
prohibited by a permitting authority, including
but not limited to the Department of Natural
Resources and the United States Army Corps
of Engineers. The replacement bridge and
structures will be the property of the owner of
the railroad right-of-way and railroad operator,
as may be arranged between them; and

(3) Minnesota Commercial Railway Company
entering into an agreement with Ramsey
County that gives the company access for both
construction and ongoing maintenance of the
bridge, and that provides for repair of the
county trail damaged by railway maintenance
work in the two years before the effective date
of this section as well as immediately
following construction and any subsequent
maintenance activities.

In entering into a grant agreement with the
commissioner of transportation, Minnesota
Commercial Railway Company is agreeing to
cooperate with the city of New Brighton and
Ramsey County in development of crossings
and trails in or near to the railway
right-of-way.

Subd. 21.

Moorhead - Rail Grade Crossing
Separation at 21st Street South

6,000,000

For a grant to the city of Moorhead for
environmental analysis, design, engineering,
removal of an existing structure, and
construction of a rail grade crossing separation
in the vicinity of 21st Street South. This
appropriation is in addition to the
appropriation for the same purpose in Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article
1, section 15, subdivision 4.

Subd. 22.

Rosemount - Railroad Quiet Zone

1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Rosemount to
predesign, design, and construct railroad
crossing improvements to create a quiet zone
at the railroad crossing located on Bonaire
Path in Rosemount.

Subd. 23.

Stone Arch Bridge

1,000,000

For the design and engineering of the
rehabilitation of the James J. Hill Stone Arch
Bridge over the Mississippi River.

Sec. 17. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
15,900,000

To the Metropolitan Council for the purposes
specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Metropolitan Cities Inflow and
Infiltration Grants

5,000,000

For grants to cities within the metropolitan
area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2, for capital
improvements in municipal wastewater
collection systems to reduce the amount of
inflow and infiltration to the Metropolitan
Council's metropolitan sanitary sewer disposal
system. Grants from this appropriation are for
up to 50 percent of the cost to mitigate inflow
and infiltration in the publicly owned
municipal wastewater collection systems. To
be eligible for a grant, a city must be identified
by the council as a contributor of excessive
inflow and infiltration in the metropolitan
disposal system or have a measured flow rate
within 20 percent of its allowable
council-determined inflow and infiltration
limits. The council must award grants based
on applications from cities that identify
eligible capital costs and include a timeline
for inflow and infiltration mitigation
construction, pursuant to guidelines
established by the council.

Subd. 3.

Carver County - Lake Waconia
Development

1,500,000

For a grant to Carver County to predesign, to
design, and for engineering of development
of Lake Waconia Regional Park including
construction of sewer and water utilities to the
site, site grading, construction of a parking lot,
and road improvements.

Subd. 4.

Loretto - Wastewater Connection

400,000

For a grant to the city of Loretto to connect
the city's existing wastewater collection
system to the force main in the city of
Independence for wastewater treatment by the
wastewater treatment system shared by the
cities of Independence, Greenfield, and
Medina.

Subd. 5.

New Hope - Outdoor Swimming Pool

2,000,000

For a grant to the city of New Hope to
predesign, design, construct, and equip an
outdoor 50-meter swimming pool on the civic
center campus.

Subd. 6.

St. Paul - Nature Sanctuary Visitor
Center

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip a visitor
and interpretive center in the Bruce Vento
Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul for programs that
the city determines meet regional and city park
purpose requirements. The city may enter into
a lease or management agreement under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, to
operate the programs in the center.

Subd. 7.

White Bear Lake Trail and Route

4,000,000

(a) To the Metropolitan Council for grants to
complete design and construction of a multiuse
paved trail and route for pedestrians, bicycles,
and wheelchairs around White Bear Lake in
Ramsey and Washington Counties.

(b) $2,600,000 of this appropriation is for a
grant to Ramsey County to design and
construct trail improvements, consistent with
the completed preliminary engineering, along
South Shore Boulevard between White Bear
Avenue and marked Trunk Highway 120 and
to pave an existing dirt path within the Ramsey
County Beach and Water Park from the
entrance to the park at Highway 96 to the
northeast edge of the park.

(c) $1,400,000 of this appropriation is for a
grant to the city of Mahtomedi to design and
construct and design, construct, and equip
elements of the trail and route along or
proximate to Birchwood Road, Wildwood
Beach Road, and on or in the proximity of
Briarwood Road, consistent with the
completed preliminary engineering, and final
design and specification, subject to approval
of the commissioner of transportation with
regard to elements of the trail and route that
are within or adjacent to the right-of-way of
marked Trunk Highway 244.

Sec. 18. HUMAN SERVICES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
74,723,000

To the commissioner of administration, or
other named entity, for the purposes specified
in this section.

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

10,000,000

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

Subd. 3.

St. Peter Regional Treatment Center
Campus - Dietary Building HVAC and Electrical
Replacement

2,200,000

To predesign, design, engineer, and renovate
the mechanical and electrical systems in the
Dietary Building on the St. Peter Regional
Treatment Center campus, including: the
upgrade, replacement, and improvement of
existing heating and ventilation equipment;
installation of air-conditioning equipment;
replacement of the building's outdated and
undersized electrical system; design and
abatement of asbestos and hazardous
materials; and structural, site, and utility work
necessary to support the project.

Subd. 4.

Anoka Metro Regional Treatment
Center - Roof and HVAC Replacement

6,550,000

To predesign, design, engineer, construct, and
equip improvements on the Anoka Metro
Regional Treatment Center campus, including
but not limited to design and abatement of
asbestos and hazardous materials, replacement
of roofs on residential units, installation of
metal wall cladding on the mechanical
penthouses, installation of new heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning systems, fire
sprinkler systems, electrical lighting systems
in the Miller Building, and installation of a
new heating system in the warehouse building.

Subd. 5.

Regional Behavioral Health Crisis
Facility Grants

28,100,000

To the commissioner of human services for
behavioral health crisis program facilities
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
245G.011.

Subd. 6.

Minneapolis - The Family Partnership

10,000,000

To the commissioner of human services for a
grant to the city of Minneapolis to acquire real
property, demolish unusable portions of the
existing building, renovate some areas of the
existing building, construct new space, and to
furnish and equip the facility to provide mental
health, early childhood education, and other
services to support children and families. The
city of Minneapolis may operate a center
providing services for Minnesota victims of
sex trafficking; trauma-informed counseling
services; early learning programming and
therapeutic childcare; and statewide training
for professionals and community leaders.

Subd. 7.

Scott County - Regional Crisis
Stabilization and Intensive Residential
Treatment Services Facility

1,900,000

To the commissioner of human services for a
grant to Scott County to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a facility in the city of
Savage to provide regional intensive
residential and treatment services (IRTS) and
residential crisis stabilization subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. This
appropriation shall be used for construction
of a 16-bed facility in conjunction with Guild
Incorporated, a nonprofit organization based
in St. Paul, to maximize the space available
for 16 IRTS and crisis stabilization beds. The
new facility shall provide acute stabilization
and treatment for persons with a primary or
secondary mental health diagnosis in lieu of
inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

Subd. 8.

White Earth - Opiate Treatment Facility

900,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 to
the commissioner of human services for a
grant to the tribal council of the White Earth
Nation to refurbish and equip the White Earth
Opiate Treatment Facility on the White Earth
Reservation. The facility shall treat Native
Americans and provide culturally specific
programming to individuals placed in the
treatment center.

Subd. 9.

Hennepin County - Regional Medical
Examiner's Facility

15,073,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a 67,000 square
foot regional, state-of-the-art medical
examiner's facility. The facility shall: (1)
provide forensic death investigation and
autopsy services for Dakota, Hennepin, and
Scott Counties with the flexibility to
accommodate future partner counties and
agencies; (2) serve as a teaching facility for
the state, on the science of forensic pathology;
and (3) be located in southern Hennepin
County at a site that best supports access needs
for the three founding counties and reasonable
scene response times for the geographic
service area.

Sec. 19. VETERANS AFFAIRS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
41,000,000

To the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

9,000,000

For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at the veterans
homes in Minneapolis, Hastings, Fergus Falls,
Silver Bay, and Luverne, and the Little Falls
Cemetery, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 3.

Bemidji, Montevideo, and Preston - New
Veterans Homes

32,000,000

(a) $12,400,000 of this appropriation is to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip a veterans home in Bemidji. $9,400,000
of this appropriation is to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a veterans home
in Montevideo. $10,200,000 of this
appropriation is to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a veterans home
in Preston.

(b) These veterans homes are subject to the
requirements of the People's Veterans Homes
Act in article 2.

Sec. 20. CORRECTIONS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
39,950,000

To the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

22,000,000

For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at Minnesota
correctional facilities statewide, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.

Subd. 3.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - St.
Cloud

16,000,000

To design, upgrade, construct, replace, and
install new plumbing, ventilation, and exhaust
systems as required by code and to meet other
requirements. This appropriation includes
money for design and abatement of asbestos
and hazardous materials.

Subd. 4.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Moose
Lake

1,950,000

To predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip the renovation and expansion of the
outdated master control center at the
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Moose Lake
to improve security and efficiency. The
renovation includes updating fire alarm panels
and mechanical and electrical systems and
improving visibility of the visiting area.

Subd. 5.

Unspent Appropriations

The unspent portion of an appropriation for a
Department of Corrections project in this
section that is complete, upon written notice
to the commissioner of management and
budget, is available for asset preservation
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.

Sec. 21. EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
109,344,000

To the commissioner of employment and
economic development for the purposes
specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Greater Minnesota Business
Development Public Infrastructure Grants

5,000,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.

Subd. 3.

Transportation Economic Development

3,000,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.436.

Subd. 4.

Innovative Business Development Public
Infrastructure Grants

2,000,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.435.

Subd. 5.

Austin - Public TV

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Austin to acquire land
for, and to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip a regional public television
station in the city of Austin.

Subd. 6.

Brooklyn Park - Second Harvest

18,000,000

For a grant to the city of Brooklyn Park to
acquire land for, and to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a statewide
Second Harvest Heartland charitable food
warehouse, distribution, and office facility in
the city of Brooklyn Park. The city may enter
into lease or management agreements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, for
operation of the facility. Amounts expended
for this project by nonstate sources? since June
1, 2016, shall count toward the nonstate match.
?

Subd. 7.

CentraCare Health System - Long
Prairie

700,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 for
a grant to CentraCare Health System - Long
Prairie to design, construct, furnish, and equip
the Regional Wellbeing Center in Long
Prairie. The money may be used for any
construction, equipment, or installation costs
incurred after April 1, 2018.

Subd. 8.

Duluth - Steam Plant

6,900,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 for
a grant to the city of Duluth for the same
purposes as in Laws 2017, First Special
Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20,
subdivision 7, the Duluth municipal district
heating facility and systems upgrade.

Subd. 9.

Fergus Falls - Regional Treatment
Center Redevelopment

3,500,000

For a grant to the city of Fergus Falls for
phases 2 and 3 of the deconstruction of the
former regional treatment center campus to
prepare the site for public use, redevelopment,
and historic preservation purposes. This
appropriation includes money for demolition
of all or portions of buildings and other
structures deemed unnecessary or undesirable
for redevelopment or renovation, removal of
debris, site preparation and remediation,
hazardous materials abatement, and
improvements for building envelope and
structural integrity to stabilize existing
buildings and structures for redevelopment or
renovation. This demolition is part of a larger
project to redevelop the campus of the regional
treatment center. This appropriation may not
be used to demolish the central tower or the
U-shaped building connected to the central
tower.

Subd. 10.

Goodhue County - Historical Society
Museum

616,000

For a grant to the city of Red Wing for
replacement of the Goodhue County Historical
Society Museum building's HVAC system,
roofing, and windows, and for renovation of
the building's storefront entrance.

Subd. 11.

Hennepin County - Children's Theatre

1,000,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to design,
renovate, furnish, and equip the Children's
Theatre Company's current facility, including
improvements to the facility's existing heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning system,
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695.

Subd. 12.

Hennepin County - Hennepin Center
for the Arts

1,400,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 for
a grant to Hennepin County for improvements
and betterments of a capital nature to renovate
the historic Hennepin Center for the Arts. This
appropriation is in addition to the
appropriation in Laws 2017, First Special
session chapter 8, article 1, section 20,
subdivision 10, and no further nonstate
contribution is required.

Subd. 13.

Itasca County - Northern Community
Radio Infrastructure

514,000

For a grant to Itasca County for site
preparation, including deconstruction and
removal of the old KAXE Northern
Community Radio broadcast tower, and to
design, construct, and equip a new broadcast
tower, transmitter, and transmission building
in Trout Lake Township for a 100,000-watt
public radio station to replace the KAXE
Northern Community Radio transmission
plant.

Subd. 14.

Jackson - Memorial Park

290,000

For a grant to the city of Jackson to complete
phase I of the redevelopment of Memorial
Park, including trails, landscaping, a canoe
launch, and other amenities.

Subd. 15.

Litchfield - Opera House

100,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 for
a grant to the Greater Litchfield Opera House
Association to repair and update the electrical
capabilities and interior walls in the Litchfield
Opera House.

Subd. 16.

Minneapolis - Upper Harbor Terminal
Redevelopment

15,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis, the
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, or
both, for predesign, design, and construction
work for site preparation and for park and
public infrastructure improvements to support
an initial phase of redevelopment of the Upper
Harbor Terminal on the Mississippi River; a
site that was rendered inoperable for barging
by the federal closure of the Upper St.
Anthony Falls Lock.

Subd. 17.

Minneapolis - American Indian Center

5,000,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 for
a grant to the Minneapolis American Indian
Center to design, construct, furnish, and equip
the renovation and expansion of the center on
Franklin Avenue. This project includes:
demolition work; improvements and additions
to, or replacement of, the mechanical,
electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and
air conditioning systems; repairs to the
existing roof and exterior enclosure; required
site improvements; general renovation of
interior spaces; and expansion of the cafe
space, the event spaces, and the performance
spaces.

Subd. 18.

Pipestone County - Dental Facility

500,000

For a grant to Pipestone County to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip a dental
care facility in Pipestone County. The county
may enter into an agreement under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695, for operation of the
dental clinic.

Subd. 19.

Perham - Redevelopment

6,000,000

For a grant to the city of Perham to design,
construct, redevelop, renovate, furnish, and
equip buildings, land, and infrastructure at the
site of the area community center and former
high school for use as a community family
services center, subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.695.

Subd. 20.

Polk County - North Country Food
Bank

3,000,000

For a grant to Polk County to predesign,
design, construct, renovate, furnish, and equip
a regional charitable food warehouse,
distribution, and office facility in the city of
Crookston, subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.695.

Subd. 21.

Ramsey County - Landmark Center

350,000

From the general fund in fiscal year 2019 for
a grant to Ramsey County to renovate and
construct improvements to restroom facilities
in the Landmark Center in the city of St. Paul.

Subd. 22.

Rosemount - Family Resource Center

450,000

For a grant to the city of Rosemount to design,
construct, furnish, and equip an addition to
the Family Resource Center in the city of
Rosemount, to provide after-school tutoring,
a food shelf, and other programs, subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.

Subd. 23.

Silver Bay - Black Beach Campground

1,765,000

For a grant to the city of Silver Bay to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip a campground adjacent to the Black
Beach recreational beach in Silver Bay,
including camping sites; electrical, water, and
sewer infrastructure; a playground; a pavilion;
lavatory vaults; a shower and lavatory
building; and a main office building. This
appropriation may also be used to design,
construct, and equip a walking trail from the
campground to the Black Beach recreational
site. The nonstate contribution may be made
in-kind. In-kind contributions may include site
preparation, whether begun before or after the
effective date of this section.

Subd. 24.

St. Paul - Conway Recreation Center

4,500,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to complete
the construction of playing fields and
expansion of facilities at the Conway
Community Recreation Center, including the
renovation of and addition to the existing
structure at the field location, site remediation,
design and site improvements, construction
of seasonal dome infrastructure, and
construction of four turf athletic fields. The
city may enter into a lease management
agreement under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695, for operation of the facility.

Subd. 25.

St. Paul - Humanities Center

1,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul for asset
preservation of the Minnesota Humanities
Center's main facility, including mechanical
systems upgrades, including heating,
ventilation, and cooling, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695.

Subd. 26.

St. Paul - Minnesota Museum of
American Art

2,500,000

For a grant to the St. Paul Port Authority to
acquire, design, construct, furnish, and equip
the Minnesota Museum of American Art in
the historic Pioneer Endicott Building. This
appropriation is in addition to the amount
appropriated by Laws 2017, First Special
Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20,
subdivision 21, and is available in accordance
with the requirements of that subdivision. This
appropriation may be used as needed for the
costs of the project, including but not limited
to secure loading dock, and art restoration and
exhibit preparation areas.

Subd. 27.

St. Paul - RiverCentre Parking Facility

5,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul for
demolition of the existing RiverCentre ramp
and removal of debris. This demolition is part
of a larger project to rebuild the parking
facility.

Subd. 28.

St. Paul - Southeast Asian Language
Job Training Facilities

5,500,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign,
design, renovate, construct, furnish, and equip
a bus driver and mechanics training facility
on Acker Street in St. Paul for training drivers
and mechanics through programming
primarily in the Southeast Asian languages,
and to predesign, design, renovate, construct,
furnish, and equip a training facility on Plato
Avenue in St. Paul to be used during
renovation of the Acker Street facility and for
use as a training facility for health care,
manufacturing, and information technology
jobs through programming primarily in the
Southeast Asian languages. This appropriation
may be used to acquire property for these
purposes. The city of St. Paul may enter into
a lease or management agreement with a
nonprofit corporation for either or both of
these facilities under Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.695.

Subd. 29.

Wabasha - National Eagle Center and
Wabasha Rivertown Resurgence

8,000,000

For a grant to the city of Wabasha to acquire
land, predesign, design, renovate, construct,
furnish, and equip the National Eagle Center
in order to expand program and exhibit space,
increase aviary space for eagles, and for
improvements to the riverfront in Wabasha
for infrastructure, large vessel landing areas
and docks, and public access and program
areas.

Subd. 30.

Waite Park - Quarry Redevelopment

5,000,000

For a grant to the city of Waite Park to
redevelop a former quarry site located off
Parkway Drive and 17th Avenue South as a
regional park and to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a public open-air
stage and related facilities. The city may enter
into one or more lease or management
agreements for operation of the open-air stage
and related facilities, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695.

Sec. 22. PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
64,350,000

To the Public Facilities Authority for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

State Match for Federal Grants

14,000,000

To match federal grants for the clean water
revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 446A.07, and the drinking water
revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 446A.081. This appropriation must be
used for qualified capital projects.

Subd. 3.

Water Infrastructure Funding Program

25,000,000

(a) For grants to eligible municipalities under
the water infrastructure funding program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072.

(b) This appropriation is for drinking water
projects listed on the commissioner of health's
project priority list in the fundable range under
the drinking water revolving fund program.

(c) After all eligible projects under paragraph
(b) have been funded, the Public Facilities
Authority may transfer any remaining,
uncommitted money to eligible projects under
a program in either the clean water revolving
fund or the drinking water fund based on that
program's project priority list.

(d) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 446A.072, subdivision 5a, paragraph
(b), the Western Lake Superior Sanitary
District is eligible for a grant to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip a
combined heat and power system.

Subd. 4.

Arden Hills - Water Main

500,000

For a grant to the city of Arden Hills to install
a water main extending along Highway 96,
from Highway 10 to Interstate Highway 35W.

Subd. 5.

Albertville - Wastewater Infrastructure

2,000,000

For a grant to the city of Albertville to design
and construct wastewater infrastructure
improvements.

Subd. 6.

Aurora; Hoyt Lakes; Biwabik; and
White Township - Drinking Water System

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Aurora to acquire
land or a permanent interest in land, design,
engineer, construct, furnish, and equip a
comprehensive municipally owned cooperative
joint drinking water system in the cities of
Aurora, Hoyt Lakes, and Biwabik, and White
Township, including a water intake and
treatment plant located in White Township.

Subd. 7.

Big Lake - Wastewater Treatment
Facility

1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Big Lake to
predesign, design, and construct improvements
to or the replacement of the city's wastewater
treatment facility.

Subd. 8.

Cold Spring - Water Infrastructure

4,000,000

For a grant to the city of Cold Spring to
acquire land, predesign, design, engineer,
construct, furnish, and equip water
infrastructure, including drilling new wells, a
water treatment plant, and piping for water
distribution.

Subd. 9.

Glencoe - Wastewater Treatment
Facility

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of Glencoe to design,
engineer, construct, and equip renovation of
the municipal wastewater treatment facility
and for other improvements to publicly owned
wastewater infrastructure. This appropriation
is available when the commissioner of
management and budget determines that
sufficient resources have been committed to
complete the project, as required by Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.502.

Subd. 10.

Keewatin; Nashwauk; Lone Pine
Township; And Greenway Township -
Wastewater Treatment Facility

850,000

For a grant to a joint powers authority entered
into by the city of Keewatin, the city of
Nashwauk, Lone Pine Township, and
Greenway Township to predesign, design, and
engineer a regional wastewater treatment
system located in the city of Nashwauk to
serve the communities represented by the joint
powers authority and other communities.

Subd. 11.

Oronoco - Wastewater Infrastructure

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Oronoco to acquire
land or permanent easements, predesign,
design, and survey for wastewater
infrastructure to serve the city of Oronoco and
the region including the Oronoco Estates
Mobile Home Community. If this
appropriation exceeds the amount needed for
acquisition, predesign, design, and surveying,
the remainder of the appropriation may be
applied to acquisition or construction.

Subd. 12.

St. James - Storm Sewer and Utilities

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. James to design,
engineer, and construct an extension of the
storm sewer retention pond in the northwest
portion of the city, including reconstruction
of streets, sidewalks, storm water and sanitary
sewer, water mains, lighting, and utilities.

Subd. 13.

Waldorf - Water and Public
Infrastructure

1,900,000

For grants to the city of Waldorf. Of this
amount, $1,294,000 is to design, construct,
and equip a stabilization pond system, a
wastewater collection system, a water
treatment and distribution system, and storm
water drainage systems. Of this amount,
$606,000 is for capital improvements to streets
and other publicly owned infrastructure.

Subd. 14.

Windom - Wastewater Treatment
Facility

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of Windom to design,
construct, and equip capital improvements to
renovate and upgrade the municipal
wastewater treatment facility.

Subd. 15.

Winnebago - Drinking Water

1,100,000

To the city of Winnebago to predesign, design,
engineer, and reconstruct the drinking water
distribution system and the sanitary and storm
sewer collection systems in the northwest
utility improvement area.

Sec. 23. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE
AGENCY

$
10,000,000

For transfer to the housing development fund
to finance the costs of rehabilitation to
preserve public housing under Minnesota
Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a.
For purposes of this section, "public housing"
means housing for low-income persons and
households financed by the federal
government and owned and operated by the
public housing authorities and agencies formed
by cities and counties. Public housing
authorities receiving a public housing
assessment composite score of 80 or above or
an equivalent designation are eligible to
receive funding. Priority must be given to
proposals that maximize federal or local
resources to finance the capital costs. The
priority in Minnesota Statutes, section
462A.202, subdivision 3a, for projects to
increase the supply of affordable housing and
the restrictions of Minnesota Statutes, section
462A.202, subdivision 7, do not apply to this
appropriation.

Sec. 24. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
23,000,000

To the Minnesota Historical Society for the
purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Historic Sites Asset Preservation

8,000,000

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

Subd. 3.

Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center

15,000,000

To demolish the existing visitor center and to
renovate, construct, furnish, and equip
facilities, including landscaping and
wayfinding, to support visitor services at
Historic Fort Snelling.

Sec. 25. BOND SALE EXPENSES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
1,310,000

To the commissioner of management and
budget for the purposes specified in this
section.

Subd. 2.

Bond Proceeds Fund

892,000

From the bond proceeds fund for bond sale
expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.641, subdivision 8.

Subd. 3.

Trunk Highway Fund

418,000

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for bond sale expenses under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.641,
subdivision 8, and 167.50, subdivision 4.

Sec. 26. BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.

Subdivision 1.

Bond proceeds fund.

To provide the money appropriated in this act from
the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $776,699,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with
the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

Subd. 2.

Transportation fund.

To provide the money appropriated in this act from the
state transportation fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $103,060,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with
the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

Subd. 3.

Maximum effort school loan fund.

To provide the money appropriated in this
act from the maximum effort school loan fund, the commissioner of management and budget
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $14,000,000 in the manner, upon
the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675,
and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

Subd. 4.

Trunk highway fund.

To provide the money appropriated in this article from
the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management
and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $416,608,000 in the
manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections
167.50 to 167.52, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times
and in the amounts requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the
bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must
be deposited in the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.

Sec. 27. CANCELLATION.

The uncommitted and unobligated amount of the appropriation from the bond proceeds
fund in Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 12, section 18, subdivision 4, for the
transportation improvements within the Lindau Lane corridor in Bloomington, estimated
to be $4,035,839, is canceled, and the bond sale authorization in Laws 2011, First Special
Session chapter 12, section 23, subdivision 1, is reduced by the same amount.

Sec. 28.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 27, is amended to
read:


Sec. 27. BOND SALE SCHEDULE.

The commissioner of management and budget shall schedule the sale of state general
obligation bonds so that, during the biennium ending June 30, 2019, no more than
$1,555,301,000 $1,138,524,000 will need to be transferred from the general fund to the
state bond fund to pay principal and interest due and to become due on outstanding state
general obligation bonds. During the biennium, before each sale of state general obligation
bonds, the commissioner of management and budget shall calculate the amount of debt
service payments needed on bonds previously issued and shall estimate the amount of debt
service payments that will be needed on the bonds scheduled to be sold. The commissioner
shall adjust the amount of bonds scheduled to be sold so as to remain within the limit set
by this section. The amount needed to make the debt service payments is appropriated from
the general fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641.

Sec. 29. TRUNK HIGHWAY BOND APPROPRIATIONS, AUTHORIZATION
TAKE EFFECT ONLY ONCE.

If an appropriation from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, and a
corresponding authorization to sell trunk highway bonds, for the same purpose as in this
act is enacted more than once in the 2018 legislative session, the appropriation and bond
sale authorization must be given effect only once. If the appropriation and authorization for
the same purpose are for different amounts, the highest of the amounts is the one to be given
effect.

Sec. 30. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Except as otherwise provided, this article is effective the day following final enactment.

ARTICLE 2

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15B.32, as amended by Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 1, is amended to read:


15B.32 STATE CAPITOL PRESERVATION COMMISSION.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) As used in this section and section 15B.36, the terms
defined in this subdivision have the following meanings.

(b) "Commission" means the State Capitol Preservation Commission created under this
section.

(c) "Capitol Area" means the geographic area defined in section 15B.02.

(d) "Board" means the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board created under
section 15B.03.

(e) "Predesign" has the meaning given in section 16B.335, subdivision 3, paragraph (a).

Subd. 2.

Membership.

The State Capitol Preservation Commission consists of 22 24
members, appointed as follows:

(1) the governor;

(2) the lieutenant governor;

(3) the attorney general;

(4) the chief justice of the Supreme Court, or the chief justice's designee, who shall be
a member of the Supreme Court;

(5) the majority leader of the senate or the majority leader's designee, who shall be a
member of the senate;

(6) the minority leader of the senate or the minority leader's designee, who shall be a
member of the senate;

(7) the speaker of the house or the speaker's designee, who shall be a member of the
house of representatives;

(8) the minority leader of the house of representatives or the minority leader's designee,
who shall be a member of the house of representatives;

(7) (9) two members of the senate, including one member from the majority party
appointed by the majority leader and one member from the minority party appointed by the
minority leader;

(8) (10) two members of the house of representatives, including one member appointed
by the speaker of the house and one member from the minority party appointed by the
minority leader;

(9) (11) the chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives committee
with jurisdiction over capital investment and the chair and ranking minority member of the
senate committee with jurisdiction over capital investment;

(10) (12) the commissioner of administration or the commissioner's designee;

(11) (13) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee;

(12) (14) the executive director of the Minnesota Historical Society or the executive
director's designee;

(13) (15) the executive secretary of the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board;
and

(14) (16) four public members appointed by the governor.

Subd. 3.

Terms and compensation.

(a) A member serving on the commission because
the member or the appointing authority for the member holds an elected or appointed office
shall serve on the commission as long as the member or the appointing authority holds the
office.

(b) Public members of the commission shall serve two-year terms. The public members
may not serve for more than three consecutive terms.

(c) The removal of members and filling of vacancies on the commission are as provided
in section 15.059. Public members may receive compensation and expenses as provided
under section 15.059, subdivision 3.

Subd. 4.

Officers and meetings.

(a) The governor is the chair of the commission. The
lieutenant governor is the vice-chair of the commission and may act as the chair of the
commission in the absence of the governor. The governor may designate a staff member to
attend commission meetings and vote on the governor's behalf in the absence of the governor.

(b) The commission shall meet at least annually and at other times at the call of the chair.
Meetings of the commission are subject to chapter 13D.

Subd. 5.

Administrative support.

The commission may designate an executive secretary
and obtain administrative support through a contract with a state agency or other means

The commissioner of administration shall provide administrative support to the commission
.

Subd. 6.

Duties.

(a) The commission:

(1) shall exercise ongoing coordination of the restoration, protection, risk management,
and preservation of the Capitol building;

(2) shall consult with and advise the commissioner of administration, the board, and the
Minnesota Historical Society regarding their applicable statutory responsibilities for and in
the Capitol building;

(3) may assist in the selection of an architectural firm to assist in the preparation of the
predesign plan for the restoration of the Capitol building;

(4) (3) shall develop a comprehensive, multiyear, predesign maintenance and preservation
plan for the restoration of the Capitol building, review the plan periodically, and, as
appropriate, amend and modify the plan. The predesign plan shall identify appropriate and
required functions of the Capitol building; identify and address space requirements for
legislative, executive, and judicial branch functions; and
identify and address the long-term
maintenance and preservation requirements of the Capitol building. In developing the
predesign plan, the commission shall take into account the comprehensive plan for the
Minnesota State Capitol Area, as amended in 2010, the rules governing zoning and design
for the Capitol Area, citizen access, information technology needs, energy efficiency,
security, educational programs including public and school tours, and any additional space
needs for the efficient operation of state government
and shall take into account the
recommendations of the long-range strategic plan under section 16B.24
;

(5) (4) shall develop and implement a plan to reopen the ensure a welcoming and
accessible
Minnesota State Capitol and reintroduce it to the citizens of Minnesota for all
Minnesotans and visitors
;

(6) (5) shall develop and implement a comprehensive financial plan to fund the ongoing
preservation and restoration of the Capitol building;

(7) (6) shall provide annual reports about the condition of the Capitol building and its
needs, as well as all activities related to the restoration preservation of the Capitol building;
and

(8) (7) may solicit gifts, grants, or donations of any kind from any private or public
source to carry out the purposes of this section. For purposes of this section, the commissioner
of administration may expend money appropriated by the legislature for these purposes in
the same manner as private persons, firms, corporations, and associations make expenditures
for these purposes. All gifts, grants, or donations received by the commission shall be
deposited in a State Capitol preservation account established in the special revenue fund.
Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of administration for the activities
of clause (5), the commission, and implementation of the predesign plan under this section.
The gift acceptance procedures under sections 16A.013 to 16A.016 do not apply to this
clause.
Appropriations under this clause do not cancel and are available until expended;
and

(8) shall approve a program of art exhibits to encourage public visits to the Capitol and
to be displayed in a space in the Capitol building that is listed in section 15B.36, subdivision
1, before an exhibit that is part of the program can be displayed for two weeks or longer.
When considering recommendations made under section 15B.36, the commission must
approve or reject recommended exhibits as a whole and may not approve or reject individual
pieces within a recommended exhibit. The approved program must address the proposed
schedule, how it addresses adopted themes for art in the Capitol, and the type or types of
artwork
.

(b) By January 15 of each year, the commission shall report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the commission state
government operations, capital investment, finance, ways and means, and legacy finance

regarding the activities and efforts of the commission in the preceding calendar year
maintenance and preservation needs of the Capitol building
, including recommendations
adopted by the commission, the comprehensive financial plan required under paragraph (a),
clause (6), and any proposed draft legislation necessary to implement the recommendations
of the commission.

Sec. 2.

[15B.36] CAPITOL ART EXHIBIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Subdivision 1.

Application.

This section applies to art exhibits in the following spaces
within the State Capitol: third floor east wing, the egress lobbies added as part of the Capitol
restoration completed in 2017, the tunnels connecting legislative office buildings to the
Capitol, room 104A of the Capitol, and the entire Capitol basement, excluding the historic
Rathskeller, Governor's Dining Room, and Justices' Dining Room. Historic paintings located
in Room 317A remain subject to section 138.68. The speaker of the house, president of the
senate, and chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court may request the advisory committee
to provide recommendations on art in their respective hearing rooms and other tenant spaces.

Subd. 2.

Creation, duties.

(a) The Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee is established
to advise and make recommendations to the State Capitol Preservation Commission regarding
art exhibits to be displayed in State Capitol spaces listed in subdivision 1. To develop these
recommendations, the committee shall:

(1) receive proposals from a broad diversity of Minnesota artists, art organizations, and
other individuals and evaluate the extent to which proposals meet the criteria in paragraph
(b); and

(2) prepare a list of recommended art exhibits for consideration by the commission,
including information on the availability of the exhibits, a summary of how the recommended
exhibits meet the criteria in paragraph (b) and reflect Minnesota history not covered by
previous art exhibits, and the estimated costs and logistical needs for recommended exhibits.

(b) Art exhibits displayed in the State Capitol should tell Minnesota stories and engage
people to:

(1) reflect on Minnesota history;

(2) understand Minnesota government;

(3) recognize the contributions of Minnesota's diverse peoples;

(4) inspire citizen engagement; and

(5) appreciate the varied landscapes of Minnesota.

(c) The commissioner of administration shall provide administrative support for the art
exhibits approved by the commission under section 15B.32, subdivision 6, paragraph (a),
clause (8).

(d) A preference shall be given for recommended art exhibits for artists currently living
in Minnesota or living in Minnesota at the time portrayed. The selection process should
ensure that a wide range of artists have a chance to be considered and that, over time, the
art reflects the contributions of artists of various demographic backgrounds, including age,
disability, gender, and racial and ethnic identity.

Subd. 3.

Membership.

(a) The advisory committee consists of members of the public
appointed as follows:

(1) five appointed by the governor;

(2) two appointed by the majority leader of the senate and two appointed by the minority
leader of the senate; and

(3) two appointed by the speaker of the house and two appointed by the minority leader
of the house of representatives.

(b) To the extent practicable, the appointing authorities shall appoint individuals with
knowledge or experience in art, Minnesota history, or Native American history, so that the
advisory committee reflects the demographic and geographic diversity of the state. The
public members appointed by the governor must be appointed using the public appointments
process under section 15.0597.

(c) The State Arts Board, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Capitol Area Architectural
and Planning Board, and the commissioner of administration shall each appoint one individual
to serve ex-officio on the advisory committee as a nonvoting member.

(d) The advisory committee may meet as frequently as needed to complete its work and
shall annually, or when requested by the commissioner, provide the commission with a list
of recommended exhibits of works of art by Minnesota artists for possible display in the
State Capitol.

Subd. 4.

Terms; removal; vacancies; compensation.

Except as otherwise provided in
this section, terms, removal, vacancies, and compensation are as provided in section 15.059.
Terms of advisory committee members begin the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
January and are for four years.

Subd. 5.

Chair.

The committee shall elect a chair from among its members. The
committee may elect other officers as it deems necessary.

Subd. 6.

Open meetings.

Committee meetings are subject to chapter 13D.

Subd. 7.

Conflict of interest.

A member of the committee may not participate in the
discussion of or vote on a decision of the committee relating to an organization in which
the member has either a direct or indirect financial interest.

Subd. 8.

Gifts; grants; donations.

The committee may accept gifts and grants, which
are accepted on behalf of the state and constitute donations to the state. Funds received
under this paragraph are appropriated to the commissioner of administration for purposes
of the committee.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.642, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Reports.

(a) The commissioner of management and budget shall report
to the chairs of the senate Committee on Finance and the house of representatives Committees
on Ways and Means and Capital Investment by January 1 of each odd-numbered year on
the following:

(1) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds, bonds supported by a state
appropriation, or appropriating general fund money for state or local government capital
investment projects enacted more than four years before January 1 of that odd-numbered
year; the projects authorized to be acquired and constructed for which less than 100 percent
of the authorized total cost has been expended, encumbered, or otherwise obligated; the
cost of contracts to be let in accordance with existing plans and specifications shall be
considered expended for this report; and the amount of general fund money appropriated
but not spent or otherwise obligated, and the amount of bonds not issued and bond proceeds
held but not previously expended, encumbered, or otherwise obligated for these projects;
and

(2) all laws authorizing the issuance of state bonds, bonds supported by a state
appropriation, or appropriating general fund money for state or local government capital
programs or projects other than those described in clause (1), enacted more than four years
before January 1 of that odd-numbered year; and the amount of general fund money
appropriated but not spent or otherwise obligated, and the amount of bonds not issued and
bond proceeds held but not previously expended, encumbered, or otherwise obligated for
these programs and projects.

(b) The commissioner shall also report on general fund appropriations for capital projects,
bond authorizations or bond proceed balances that may be canceled because projects have
been canceled, completed, or otherwise concluded, or because the purposes for which the
money was appropriated or bonds were authorized or issued have been canceled, completed,
or otherwise concluded. The general fund appropriations, bond authorizations or bond
proceed balances that are unencumbered or otherwise not obligated that are reported by the
commissioner under this subdivision are canceled, effective July 1 of the year of the report,
unless specifically reauthorized by act of the legislature.

(c) The reports required by this subdivision shall only contain bond authorizations
supported by a state appropriation and their associated general fund appropriations for
projects authorized or amended after December 31, 2013.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.86, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Funding.

(a) The state share of a project covered by this section must be no
more than half the total cost of the project, including predesign, design, construction,
furnishings, and equipment, except as provided in paragraph (b) or (c). This subdivision
does not apply to a project proposed by a school district or other school organization.

(b) The state share may be more than half the total cost of a project if the project is
deemed needed as a result of a disaster or to prevent a disaster or is located in a political
subdivision with a very low average net tax capacity.

(c) Nothing in this section prevents the governor from recommending, or the legislature
from considering or funding, projects that do not meet the deadline in subdivision 2 or the
criteria in this subdivision or subdivision 3
a state share that is greater than half the total
cost of the project
when the governor or the legislature determines that there is a compelling
reason for the recommendation or funding.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16B.335, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Construction and major remodeling.

(a) The commissioner, or any
other recipient to whom an appropriation is made to acquire or better public lands or buildings
or other public improvements of a capital nature, must not prepare final plans and
specifications for any construction, major remodeling, or land acquisition in anticipation
of which the appropriation was made until the agency that will use the project has presented
the program plan and cost estimates for all elements necessary to complete the project to
the chair of the senate Finance Committee and the chair of the house of representatives
Ways and Means Committee and the chairs have made their recommendations, and the
chair and ranking minority member of the senate Capital Investment Committee and the
chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives Capital Investment
Committee are notified. "Construction or major remodeling" means construction of a new
building, a substantial addition to an existing building, or a substantial change to the interior
configuration of an existing building. The presentation must note any significant changes
in the work that will be done, or in its cost, since the appropriation for the project was
enacted or from the predesign submittal. The program plans and estimates must be presented
for review at least two weeks before a recommendation is needed. The recommendations
are advisory only. Failure or refusal to make a recommendation is considered a negative
recommendation. The chairs and ranking minority members of the senate Finance and
Capital Investment Committees and the house of representatives Capital Investment and
Ways and Means Committees must also be notified whenever there is a substantial change
in a construction or major remodeling project, or in its cost.

(b) Capital projects exempt from the requirements of this subdivision include demolition
or decommissioning of state assets, hazardous material projects, utility infrastructure projects,
environmental testing, parking lots, parking structures, park and ride facilities, bus rapid
transit stations, light rail lines, passenger rail projects, freight rail projects, exterior lighting,
fencing, highway rest areas, truck stations, storage facilities not consisting primarily of
offices or heated work areas, roads, bridges, trails, pathways, campgrounds, athletic fields,
dams, floodwater retention systems, water access sites, harbors, sewer separation projects,
water and wastewater facilities, port development projects for which the commissioner of
transportation has entered into an assistance agreement under section 457A.04, ice centers,
a local government project with a construction cost of less than $1,500,000, or any other
capital project with a construction cost of less than $750,000.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16B.35, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 1c.

PFA excluded.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, an appropriation to the Public
Facilities Authority, and project financing provided by the authority from the appropriation,
may not include an amount to acquire works of art.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 115.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 5d.

Required disclosures to national pollution discharge elimination system
permit applicants.

The commissioner must provide an applicant for a national pollution
discharge elimination system permit with a written summary of all available methods for
the applicant to participate in the permit process, including an explanation of all procedures
for challenging and appealing a decision of the agency or a permit requirement included in
any draft of final permit.

Sec. 8.

[115.456] COMPLIANCE SCHEDULES.

The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must consider current debt service
on existing municipal wastewater treatment infrastructure when developing compliance
schedules for new effluent limits in municipal national pollutant discharge elimination
system (NPDES) permits. Any compliance schedule for new effluent limits in municipal
NPDES permits must be developed in a manner consistent with state and federal law to
maximize the repayment of existing debt on wastewater infrastructure before requiring
additional capital infrastructure upgrades. To the extent allowable under federal law, the
commissioner may issue compliance schedules in municipal NPDES permits for new effluent
limit requirements in excess of 20 years.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116.072, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 14.

Treatment works penalty orders.

To the extent allowable under federal law,
the agency shall not issue an administrative penalty order to the operator of a publicly owned
treatment works for violating any effluent limitation unless both of the following conditions
have been satisfied:

(1) 45 days have elapsed since the agency has issued the operator of the treatment works
with a notice of violation or an alleged violation letter that describes the violation; and

(2) the agency provides the operator with a copy of the written summary developed
under section 115.03, subdivision 5d, after or at the same time as the notice of violation or
alleged violation letter is issued.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 222.49, is amended to read:


222.49 RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT ACCOUNTS;
APPROPRIATION.

The (a) A rail service improvement account is created in the special revenue fund in the
state treasury. The account consists of funds as provided by law, and any other money
donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account, excluding bond proceeds
as authorized by article XI, section 5, clause (i), of the Minnesota Constitution. All money
so deposited is appropriated to the department for expenditure for rail service improvement
in accordance with applicable state and federal law. This appropriation shall not lapse but
shall be available until the purpose for which it was appropriated has been accomplished.

(b) A rail service improvement account is created in the bond proceeds fund. The account
consists of state bond proceeds appropriated to the commissioner. Money in the account
may only be expended for the purposes specified in section 222.50 that are permitted under
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a) or (i).

Sec. 11.

[245G.011] BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS FACILITIES GRANTS.

Subdivision 1.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human
services.

Subd. 2.

Eligible applicant.

"Eligible applicant" or "applicant" means a statutory or
home rule charter city, county, housing and redevelopment authority, publicly owned
hospital, or other public entity otherwise eligible to receive state general obligation bond
proceeds that is designated to apply for a behavioral health crisis program facilities grant
by the local mental health authority, established under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.466,
or on behalf of a regional consortium of organizations that serve individuals with mental
illness or a substance use disorder.

Subd. 3.

Eligible project.

"Eligible project" or "project" means the acquisition or
betterment of public land, buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature
within the meaning of the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a). It includes
acquisition of land or interest in land, predesign, design, renovation, construction, furnishing,
and equipping facilities in which to provide behavioral health crisis programs and services.

Subd. 4.

Project criteria.

For purposes of this section, "behavioral health crisis facilities"
or "facility" means a facility whose purpose is to provide mental health or substance use
disorder services. Proceeds may be up to 100 percent of project costs, up to $5,000,000 per
project. Priority must be given to proposals that:

(1) demonstrate a need for the program in the region;

(2) provide a detailed service plan, including the services that will be provided and to
whom, and staffing requirements;

(3) provide an estimated cost of operating the program;

(4) verify financial sustainability by detailing sufficient funding sources and the capacity
to obtain third-party payments for services provided, including private insurance and federal
Medicaid and Medicare financial participation;

(5) demonstrate an ability and willingness to build on existing resources in the
community; and

(6) agree to a comprehensive evaluation of services and financial viability by the
commissioner.

Subd. 5.

Report.

The commissioner shall report to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over mental health issues and capital investment. The report is due by February
15 of each odd-numbered year and must include information on the projects funded and the
programs and services provided in those facilities.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 326B.124, is amended to read:


326B.124 EXEMPTIONS.

(a) The commissioner may exempt a part of a historic building occupied by the state
from the state or another building, fire, safety, or other code if the exemption is necessary
to preserve the historic or esthetic character of the building or to prevent theft, vandalism,
terrorism, or another crime. When the commissioner grants an exemption, the commissioner
shall consider providing equivalent protection. A certificate of occupancy may not be denied
because of an exemption under this section.

(b) The house of representatives and senate chambers located in the State Capitol are
exempt from any State Building Code and State Fire Code requirements pertaining to: (1)
door locks; (2) exit sign placement at exit access doors; and (2) (3) occupancy limit signs.
The house of representatives and senate may install door locks within their chambers in the
State Capitol that meet their needs.
The house of representatives and senate may install exit
and occupancy limit signs within the house of representatives and senate chambers located
in the State Capitol that are minimal in size and historic in appearance as appropriate for
each chamber. Any door lock or sign installed by the house of representatives or the senate
under the authority provided in this paragraph is not subject to the approval of the
commissioner.

Sec. 13.

[446A.076] ESTIMATED FUNDING NEEDS.

By February 1 each year, the Public Facilities Authority must submit to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over capital investment and environment and natural resources
finance an estimate of the amount necessary to fund grants under sections 446A.072 and
446A.073.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 462A.2035, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The agency shall establish a manufactured home park
redevelopment program for the purpose of making manufactured home park redevelopment
grants or loans to cities, counties, community action programs, nonprofit organizations, and
cooperatives created under chapter 308A or 308B
for the purposes specified in this section.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 462A.2035, subdivision 1b, is
amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Manufactured home park infrastructure grants.

Eligible recipients may
use manufactured home park infrastructure grants under this program for:

(1) improvements in manufactured home parks; and

(2) infrastructure, including storm shelters and community facilities.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment for
bonds authorized in 2018 and thereafter.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.

(b) "Abandoned property" has the meaning given in section 117.025, subdivision 5.

(c) "Community land trust" means an entity that meets the requirements of section
462A.31, subdivisions 1 and 2.

(d) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any fiscal year of principal, premium,
if any, and interest on housing infrastructure bonds and the fees, charges, and expenses
related to the bonds.

(e) "Foreclosed property" means residential property where foreclosure proceedings
have been initiated or have been completed and title transferred or where title is transferred
in lieu of foreclosure.

(f) "Housing infrastructure bonds" means bonds issued by the agency under this chapter
that are qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal
Revenue Code, finance qualified residential rental projects within the meaning of Section
142(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, or are tax-exempt bonds that are not private activity
bonds, within the meaning of Section 141(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, for the purpose
of financing or refinancing affordable housing authorized under this chapter.

(g) "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

(h) "Senior" means a person 55 years of age or older with an annual income not greater
than 50 percent of:

(1) the metropolitan area median income for persons in the metropolitan area; or

(2) the statewide median income for persons outside the metropolitan area.

(i) "Senior housing" means housing intended and operated for occupancy by at least one
senior per unit with at least 80 percent of the units occupied by at least one senior per unit,
and for which there is publication of, and adherence to, policies and procedures that
demonstrate an intent by the owner or manager to provide housing for seniors. Senior
housing may be developed in conjunction with and as a distinct portion of mixed-income
senior housing developments that use a variety of public or private financing sources.

(h) (j) "Supportive housing" means housing that is not time-limited and provides or
coordinates with linkages to services necessary for residents to maintain housing stability
and maximize opportunities for education and employment.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment for
bonds authorized in 2018 and thereafter.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authorization.

(a) The agency may issue up to $30,000,000 in aggregate
principal amount of housing infrastructure bonds in one or more series to which the payment
made under this section may be pledged. The housing infrastructure bonds authorized in
this subdivision may be issued to fund loans, or grants for the purposes of clause (4), on
terms and conditions the agency deems appropriate, made for one or more of the following
purposes:

(1) to finance the costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of supportive
housing for individuals and families who are without a permanent residence;

(2) to finance the costs of the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed or abandoned
housing to be used for affordable rental housing and the costs of new construction of rental
housing on abandoned or foreclosed property where the existing structures will be demolished
or removed;

(3) to finance that portion of the costs of acquisition of property that is attributable to
the land to be leased by community land trusts to low- and moderate-income homebuyers;
and

(4) to finance that portion of the improvement and infrastructure of manufactured home
parks under section 462A.2035, subdivision 1b, that is attributable to land to be leased to
low- and moderate-income manufactured home owners;

(5) to finance the costs of acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction
of senior housing; and

(6) to finance the costs of acquisition and rehabilitation of federally assisted rental
housing and for the refinancing of costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation
of federally assisted rental housing, including providing funds to refund, in whole or in part,
outstanding bonds previously issued by the agency or another government unit to finance
or refinance such costs.

(b) Among comparable proposals for permanent supportive housing, preference shall
be given to permanent supportive housing for veterans and other individuals or families
who:

(1) either have been without a permanent residence for at least 12 months or at least four
times in the last three years; or

(2) are at significant risk of lacking a permanent residence for 12 months or at least four
times in the last three years.

(c) Among comparable proposals for senior housing, the agency must give priority to
requests for projects that:

(1) demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the housing financed as affordable to
seniors;

(2) leverage other sources of funding to finance the project, including the use of
low-income housing tax credits;

(3) provide access to services to residents and demonstrate the ability to increase physical
supports and support services as residents age and experience increasing levels of disability;

(4) provide a service plan containing the elements of clause (3) reviewed by the housing
authority, economic development authority, public housing authority, or community
development agency that has an area of operation for the jurisdiction in which the project
is located; and

(5) include households with incomes that do not exceed 30 percent of the median
household income for the metropolitan area.

To the extent practicable, the agency shall balance the loans made between projects in the
metropolitan area and projects outside the metropolitan area. Of the loans made to projects
outside the metropolitan area, the agency shall, to the extent practicable, balance the loans
made between projects in counties or cities with a population of 20,000 or less, as established
by the most recent decennial census, and projects in counties or cities with populations in
excess of 20,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment for
bonds authorized in 2018 and thereafter.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 2d.

Additional authorization.

In addition to the amount authorized in subdivisions
2, 2a, 2b, and 2c, the agency may issue up to $30,000,000 in housing infrastructure bonds
in one or more series to which the payments under this section may be pledged. Housing
funded with proceeds from bonds sold under this authorization must be permanent supportive
housing for people with behavioral health needs.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 2e.

Additional authorization.

In addition to the amount authorized in subdivisions
2, 2a, 2b, 2c, and 2d, the agency may issue up to $50,000,000 in housing infrastructure
bonds in one or more series to which the payments under this section may be pledged.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision 5, is amended
to read:


Subd. 5.

Additional appropriation.

(a) The agency must certify annually to the
commissioner of management and budget the actual amount of annual debt service on each
series of bonds issued under subdivisions 2a, 2b, and 2c, 2d, and 2e.

(b) Each July 15, beginning in 2015 and through 2037, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2a remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $6,400,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(c) Each July 15, beginning in 2017 and through 2038, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2b remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $800,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(d) Each July 15, beginning in 2018 2019 and through 2039 2040, if any housing
infrastructure bonds issued under subdivision 2c remain outstanding, the commissioner of
management and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established
under section 462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to
exceed $2,800,000 annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(e) Each July 15, beginning in 2020 and through 2041, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2d remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a). The amounts necessary
to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
management and budget.

(e) (f) Each July 15, beginning in 2020 and through 2041, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2e remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a). The amounts necessary
to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
management and budget.

(g) The agency may pledge to the payment of the housing infrastructure bonds the
payments to be made by the state under this section.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 6.

Cancellation.

Any amount appropriated in this section for debt service payments
that is not needed in that fiscal year for debt service payments is canceled to the general
fund. The cancellation must occur no later than June 30 of the same fiscal year.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 473.857, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Within 60 days; report.

A hearing shall be conducted within 60 days after the
request, provided that the advisory committee or the administrative law judge shall
consolidate hearings on related requests. The 60-day period within which the hearing shall
be conducted may be extended or suspended by mutual agreement of the council and the
local governmental unit. The hearing shall not may consider the need for or reasonableness
of
the metropolitan system plans or parts thereof. The hearing shall afford all interested
persons an opportunity to testify and present evidence. The advisory committee or
administrative law judge may employ the appropriate technical and professional services
of the office of dispute resolution for the purpose of evaluating disputes of fact. The
proceedings shall not be deemed a contested case. Within 30 days after the hearing, the
advisory committee or the administrative law judge shall report to the council respecting
the proposed amendments to the system statements. The report shall contain findings of
fact, conclusions, and recommendations and shall apportion the costs of the proceedings
among the parties.

EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.

This section is effective the day following
final enactment for system statements prepared by the Metropolitan Council on or after that
date. This section applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 23.

Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws
2011, First Special Session chapter 12, section 37, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Veterans Cemeteries

1,500,000

Of this amount, up to $500,000 is to acquire
land located in southeastern, southwestern,
and northeastern Minnesota for publicly
owned veterans cemeteries, to be operated by
the commissioner of veterans affairs. The
commissioner also must seek donations of
land for the cemeteries. The balance of the
appropriation is to predesign and design the
cemeteries. Federal reimbursement of design
costs for each cemetery must be deposited in
the state treasury and credited to a special
account
and is appropriated to the
commissioner of veterans affairs to design the
remaining cemeteries. Following completion
of all design of the legislatively authorized
Minnesota state veterans cemeteries in
Redwood, St. Louis, and Fillmore Counties
,
final federal reimbursement of predesign and
design costs is appropriated to the
commissioner for asset preservation of
veterans homes statewide, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307. Federal reimbursement may be
sought for each cemetery and must be spent
to acquire land for, to predesign and design
additional cemeteries, or for asset preservation
as provided in this subdivision.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642, the bond sale authorization and
appropriation of bond proceeds for this project
are available until December 31, 2022.

Sec. 24.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

New Residence Hall

10,654,000

To complete the design of and perform
asbestos and hazardous materials abatement
and demolition of Frechette Hall and to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a new boys'
dormitory on the Minnesota State Academy
for the Deaf campus. The unspent portion of
this appropriation after the project has been
substantially completed, upon written notice
to the commissioner of management and
budget, is available for asset preservation
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.

Sec. 25.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 7, subdivision 15, as amended by Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 27, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Grant County Trail Grant

100,000

For a grant to Grant County for predesign,
acquisition, or improvements
and design for
a trail from the city of Elbow Lake to Pomme
de Terre Lake. The commissioner of natural
resources may allocate any amount not needed
to complete this project to state trail
acquisition and improvements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015. This
appropriation is available when the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that sufficient resources have been
committed to complete the project, as required
by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642, the bond sale authorization and
appropriation of bond proceeds for this project
are available until June 30, 2021.

Sec. 26.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 21, subdivision 12, as amended by
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 3, section 19, and Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 30, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Minneapolis - Brian Coyle Community
Center

330,000

(a) For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board to predesign and design the
renovation and expansion of the Brian Coyle
Community Center, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695. This appropriation
does not require a local match.

(b) The Minneapolis Park and Recreation
Board, the Pillsbury United Communities,
Hennepin County, institutions of higher
education, and neighborhood organizations
shall develop an agreement for the use of the
existing Brian Coyle Community Center. The
lease between the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board and Pillsbury United
Communities shall be reformed prior to the
expenditure of any funds for predesign and
design.

(c) The appropriation under this subdivision
may also be used toward the renovation and
expansion of the Brian Coyle Community
Center.

(d) Notwithstanding any limitation in
paragraphs (a) to (c), the appropriation under
this subdivision may be used by the
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for
capital costs of any recreation project or
facility in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood.

(e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization
and appropriation of bond proceeds for the
project in this subdivision are available until
December 31, 2020.

Sec. 27.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 22, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

City of Rice Lake Township - Water
Main Replacement

1,168,000

For a grant to the city of Rice Lake Township
in St. Louis County
to design and construct a
replacement water main and related public
infrastructure on East Calvary Road and
Kolstad, Austin, Milwaukee, Mather, and
Chicago Avenues in the city of Rice Lake
Township. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of management and
budget determines that at least an equal
amount is committed to the project from
nonstate sources. This appropriation is
available until December 31, 2020.

Sec. 28.

Laws 2014, chapter 295, section 9, is amended to read:


Sec. 9. CORRECTIONS

$
18,000,000

To the commissioner of administration to
design, construct, furnish, and equip phase
one of a new health services unit, a new
service corridor and security station leading
to the unit, and a mechanical building to serve
the new health unit and associated utility
infrastructure systems and site work; and to
design phase two consisting of new intake,
warehouse, and loading dock buildings
associated utility infrastructure systems and
sitework and all associated repurposing,
including asbestos and hazardous materials
abatement of interior spaces that were formally
used for the occupancies being moved to the
new phase one and two buildings at the
Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.
Any unspent portion of this appropriation not
needed to complete this work, upon written
notice to the commissioner of management
and budget, may be used for the purposes
described in Laws 2017, First Special Session
chapter 8, article 1, section 19, subdivision 3,
as amended in section 38, and notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, is
available until December 31, 2020.

Sec. 29.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 10, subdivision 3,
as amended by Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 31, is amended
to read:


Subd. 3.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

8,910,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the
state transportation fund as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for
construction and reconstruction of local roads
with statewide or regional significance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52,
subdivision 4
, or for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of rural road safety capital
improvement projects on county state-aid
highways under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, subdivision 4a.

(b) This appropriation includes $850,000 for
a grant to the city of Sandstone for predesign,
design, engineering, and construction of a road
extending south off of marked Trunk Highway
23 across from Lundorff Drive to the airport
area, and including a bridge over Skunk Creek
in Sandstone, in order to facilitate repurposing
of an area of the airport into a business park.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that sufficient resources to
complete the project are committed to it from
other sources, including any funds made
available from the commissioner of
transportation.

(c) This appropriation includes $3,770,000 for
a grant to Kandiyohi County for predesign,
design, right-of-way acquisition, engineering,
construction, and reconstruction of local roads
in conjunction with the Willmar Wye project
as well as to re-establish reestablish the local
road network on the southwest side of
Willmar.

Sec. 30.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Multimodal Systems

(a) Aeronautics

(1) Airport Development and Assistance
26,001,000
16,598,000

This appropriation is from the state airports
fund and must be spent according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4
.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
available for five years after the year of the
appropriation. If the appropriation for either
year is insufficient, the appropriation for the
other year is available for it.

$6,619,000 in the first year is for a grant to
the Duluth Airport Authority for
improvements at the Duluth International
Airport and the Sky Harbor Airport in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
360.017. For the purposes of this
appropriation, the commissioner may waive
the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
section 360.305, subdivision 4, paragraph (b).
This appropriation may be used to reimburse
the Authority for costs incurred after March
1, 2015. This is a onetime appropriation.

$2,334,000 in the first year is for a grant to
the city of Rochester for improvements to the
passenger terminal building at the Rochester
International Airport in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.017. For the
purposes of this appropriation, the
commissioner of transportation may waive the
requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section
360.305, subdivision 4, paragraph (b). This
appropriation may be used to reimburse the
city for costs incurred after May 1, 2016. This
is a onetime appropriation.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
360.017, $250,000 in the first year is for a
grant to the city of St. Cloud for an air
transport optimization planning study for the
St. Cloud Regional Airport. The study must
be comprehensive and market-based, using
economic development and air service
expertise to research, analyze, and develop
models and strategies that maximize the return
on investments made to enhance the use and
impact of the St. Cloud Regional Airport. By
January 5, 2018, the city of St. Cloud shall
submit a report to the governor and the
members and staff of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over capital
investment, transportation, and economic
development with recommendations based on
the findings of the study. This is a onetime
appropriation.

If the commissioner of transportation
determines that a balance remains in the state
airports fund following the appropriations
made in this article and that the appropriations
made are insufficient for advancing airport
development and assistance projects, an
amount necessary to advance the projects, not
to exceed the balance in the state airports fund,
is appropriated in each year to the
commissioner and must be spent according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4
. Within two weeks of a
determination under this contingent
appropriation, the commissioner of
transportation must notify the commissioner
of management and budget and the chairs,
ranking minority members, and staff of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance concerning the funds
appropriated. Funds appropriated under this
contingent appropriation do not adjust the base
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

The base is $15,298,000 in each of fiscal years
2020 and 2021.

(2) Aviation Support and Services
6,710,000
6,854,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
Airports
5,231,000
5,231,000
Trunk Highway
1,479,000
1,623,000
(3) Civil Air Patrol
3,580,000
80,000

This appropriation is from the state airports
fund for the Civil Air Patrol.

$3,500,000 in the first year is for a grant to:
(i) perform site selection and analysis; (ii)
purchase,
renovate a portion of and, or
construct an addition to the training and
maintenance facility located at the South St.
Paul airport,
facilities; and to (iii) furnish and
equip the facility facilities, including
communications equipment. If the Civil Air
Patrol purchases an existing facility, predesign
requirements are waived. The facilities must
be located at an airport in Minnesota.
Notwithstanding the matching requirements
in Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
subdivision 4, a nonstate contribution is not
required for this appropriation.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, subdivision 6, this appropriation is
available for five six years after the year of
the appropriation. This is a onetime
appropriation.

(b) Transit
1,416,000
18,268,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
General
570,000
17,395,000
Trunk Highway
846,000
873,000

$150,000 in each year is from the general fund
for grants to transportation management
organizations that provide services exclusively
or primarily in the city located along the
marked Interstate Highway 494 corridor
having the highest population as of the
effective date of this section. The
commissioner must not retain any portion of
the funds appropriated under this section.
From the appropriation in each fiscal year, the
commissioner must make grant payments in
full by July 31. Permissible uses of funds
under this grant include administrative
expenses and programming and service
expansion, including but not limited to
staffing, communications, outreach and
education program development, and
operations management. This is a onetime
appropriation.

The base from the general fund is $17,245,000
in each year for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

(c) Safe Routes to School
500,000
500,000

This appropriation is from the general fund
for the safe routes to school program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.40.

(d) Passenger Rail
500,000
500,000

This appropriation is from the general fund
for passenger rail system planning, alternatives
analysis, environmental analysis, design, and
preliminary engineering under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 174.632 to 174.636.

(e) Freight

Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations
8,506,000
6,578,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
General
3,156,000
1,056,000
Trunk Highway
5,350,000
5,522,000

$1,100,000 in the first year is from the general
fund for port development assistance grants
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 457A, to
the city of Red Wing and to the Port Authority
of Winona. Any improvements made with the
proceeds of the grants must be publicly owned.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available in the second year.

$800,000 in each year is from the general fund
for additional rail safety and rail service
activities.

$1,000,000 in the first year is from the general
fund for a grant to the city of Grand Rapids to
fund rail planning studies, design, and
preliminary engineering relating to the
construction of a freight rail line located in the
counties of Itasca, St. Louis, and Lake to serve
local producers and shippers. The city of
Grand Rapids shall collaborate with the Itasca
Economic Development Corporation and the
Itasca County Regional Railroad Authority in
the activities funded with the proceeds of this
grant. This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2019.

Sec. 31.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State Roads

(a) Operations and Maintenance
340,475,000
329,435,000

The base is $317,102,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $310,889,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(b) Program Planning and Delivery
(1) Planning and Research
34,107,000
32,403,000

If a balance remains of this appropriation, the
commissioner may transfer up to that amount
for program delivery under clause (2).

Up to $600,000 in the first year is for the
highway construction costs and cost inflation
study under article 3, section 133. This is a
onetime appropriation.

$130,000 in each year is available for
administrative costs of the targeted group
business program.

$266,000 in each year is available for grants
to metropolitan planning organizations outside
the seven-county metropolitan area.

$900,000 in each year is available for grants
for transportation studies outside the
metropolitan area to identify critical concerns,
problems, and issues. These grants are
available:

(1) to regional development commissions;

(2) in regions where no regional development
commission is functioning, to joint powers
boards established under agreement of two or
more political subdivisions in the region to
exercise the planning functions of a regional
development commission; and

(3) in regions where no regional development
commission or joint powers board is
functioning, to the Department of
Transportation district office for that region.

The base is $31,375,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $30,858,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(2) Program Delivery
229,148,000
222,845,000

This appropriation includes use of consultants
to support development and management of
projects.

Up to $140,000 in the first year is for
development, implementation, and reporting
on project selection policy under article 3,
section 124. This is a onetime appropriation.

$1,000,000 in each year is available for
management of contaminated and regulated
material on property owned by the Department
of Transportation, including mitigation of
property conveyances, facility acquisition or
expansion, chemical release at maintenance
facilities, and spills on the trunk highway
system where there is no known responsible
party. If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

The base is $214,623,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $210,481,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(c) State Road Construction
1,003,010,000
884,101,000

This appropriation is for the actual
construction, reconstruction, and improvement
of trunk highways, including design-build
contracts, internal department costs associated
with delivering the construction program,
consultant usage to support these activities,
and the cost of actual payments to landowners
for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
relocation expenses.

This appropriation includes federal highway
aid.

The commissioner may expend up to one-half
of one percent of the federal appropriations
under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
industrialization centers and other nonprofit
job training centers for job training programs
related to highway construction.

The commissioner may transfer up to
$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
revolving loan fund.

The commissioner may receive money
covering other shares of the cost of partnership
projects. These receipts are appropriated to
the commissioner for these projects.

The base is $864,295,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $849,282,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(d) Corridors of Commerce
25,000,000
25,000,000

This appropriation is for the corridors of
commerce program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.088.

The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount each year for program delivery.

(e) Highway Debt Service
224,079,000
242,325,000
242,475,000

$214,579,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
$232,825,000 $232,975,000 in fiscal year
2019 are for transfer to the state bond fund. If
this appropriation is insufficient to make all
transfers required in the year for which it is
made, the commissioner of management and
budget must transfer the deficiency amount
under the statutory open appropriation and
notify the chairs, ranking minority members,
and staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance and
the chairs of the senate Finance Committee
and the house of representatives Ways and
Means Committee of the amount of the
deficiency. Any excess appropriation cancels
to the trunk highway fund.

(f) Statewide Radio Communications
5,648,000
5,829,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
General
3,000
3,000
Trunk Highway
5,645,000
5,826,000

$3,000 in each year is from the general fund
to equip and operate the Roosevelt signal
tower for Lake of the Woods weather
broadcasting.

Sec. 32.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 6, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

State Trail, Recreation Area, and Park
Acquisition and Development

18,698,000
18,048,000

(a) $2,590,000 is for the Glacial Lakes Trail,
to complete an approximately 6-1/4 mile trail
connection between New London and Sibley
State Park, and repair of the bicycle trail in
Sibley State Park.

(b) $3,300,000 is to design, develop, and
complete the Heartland State Trail from
Detroit Lakes to Frazee and, to the extent there
is sufficient money, for work on the spur from
Park Rapids to Itasca State Park.

(c) $3,600,000 is for acquisition and
development in the Cuyuna Country State
Recreation Area, including the Cuyuna
Mountain Bike System.

(d) $1,600,000 is to construct, furnish, and
equip a multiuse state trail connection between
the city of Little Falls and the Soo Line Trails
as part of the Camp Ripley/Veterans State
Trail in Morrison County. The trail connection
may include separated segments to
accommodate recreational vehicles separately
from nonmotorized vehicles and pedestrians.

(e) $3,500,000 is for continued development
of Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine
State Park recreational facilities.

(f) $328,000 is for design and acquisition of
the Mill Towns State Trail from Faribault to
Northfield.

(g) $3,130,000 is for acquisition and
development of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail,
from Grand Marais to Cascade State Park, and
through the town of Tofte.

(h) The commissioner may allocate money
not needed to complete a project listed in this
subdivision to another project listed in this
subdivision that needs additional money to be
completed. For any project listed in this
subdivision that the commissioner determines
is not ready to proceed, the commissioner may
reallocate that project's money to another
project described in this subdivision or other
state trail, recreation area, or park
infrastructure. The chairs of the house of
representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources and legislators from the affected
legislative districts must be notified of any
changes.

Sec. 33.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

115,932,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the
state transportation fund as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for trunk
highway corridor projects under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 2, for
construction and reconstruction of local roads
with statewide or regional significance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52,
subdivision 4
, or for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of rural road safety capital
improvement projects on county state-aid
highways under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, subdivision 4a.

(b) Of this amount, $9,000,000 is for a grant
to Anoka County to realign and make
associated improvements to
design, acquire
land for, engineer, and construct improvements
to, including the realignment of
County
State-Aid Highway 23 (Lake Drive), County
State-Aid Highway 54 (West Freeway Drive),
and to Hornsby Street in the city of Columbus
to support the overall interchange project
.

(c) Of this amount, $3,246,000 is for a grant
to the city of Blaine to predesign, design, and
reconstruct 105th Avenue in the vicinity of
the National Sports Center in Blaine. The
reconstruction will include changing the street
from five lanes to four lanes with median, turn
lanes, sidewalk, trail, landscaping, lighting,
and consolidation of access driveways. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that at least $3,000,000 is
committed to the project from sources
available to the city, including municipal state
aid and county turnback funds.

(d) Of this amount, $25,000,000 is for a grant
to Hennepin County, the city of Minneapolis,
or both, for design, right-of-way acquisition,
engineering, and construction of public
improvements related to the Interstate
Highway 35W and Lake Street access project
and related improvements within the Interstate
Highway 35W corridor, notwithstanding any
provision of Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, or rule to the contrary. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that an amount sufficient to
complete this portion of the Interstate
Highway 35W and Lake Street access project
has been committed to this portion of the
project.

(e) Of this amount, $10,500,000 is for a grant
to Carver County for environmental analysis
and to acquire right-of-way access, predesign,
design, engineer, and construct an interchange
at marked Trunk Highway 212 and Carver
County Road 44 in the city of Chaska,
including a new bridge and ramps, to support
the development of approximately 400 acres
of property in the city of Chaska's
comprehensive plan.

(f) Of this amount, $700,000 is for a grant to
Redwood County for improvements to Nobles
Avenue, including paving, as the main access
road to a new State Veterans Cemetery to be
located in Paxton Township.

(g) Of this amount, $1,000,000 is for a grant
to the town of Appleton in Swift County for
upgrades to an existing township road to
provide for a paved, ten-ton capacity township
road extending between marked Trunk
Highways 7 and 119.

(h) Of this amount, $20,500,000 is for a grant
to Ramsey County for preliminary and final
design, right-of-way acquisition, engineering,
contract administration, and construction of
public improvements related to the
construction of the interchange of marked
Interstate Highway 694 and Rice Street,
Ramsey County State-Aid Highway 49, in
Ramsey County.

(i) Of this amount, $11,300,000 is for a grant
to Hennepin County for preliminary and final
design, engineering, environmental analysis,
right-of-way acquisition, construction, and
reconstruction of local roads related to the (1)
realignment at the intersections of marked U.S.
Highway 12 with Hennepin County State-Aid
Highway 92; (2) realignment and safety
improvements at the intersection of marked
U.S. Highway 12 with Hennepin County
State-Aid Highway 90; and (3) safety median
improvements from the interchange with
Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata to
approximately one-half mile east of the
interchange of marked U.S. Highway 12 with
Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 6.

(j) Of this amount, $1,000,000 is for a grant
to the city of Inver Grove Heights for
preliminary design, design, engineering, and
reconstruction of Broderick Boulevard
between 80th Street and Concord Boulevard
abutting Trunk Highway 52 and Inver Hills
Community College in Inver Grove Heights.
The project includes replacement or renovation
of public infrastructure, including water lines,
sanitary sewers, storm water sewers, and other
public utilities. This appropriation does not
require a nonstate contribution.

(k) Of this amount, $2,350,000 is for a grant
to McLeod County to acquire land or interests
in land and to design and construct a new
urban street extension of County State-Aid
Highway (CSAH) 15, including railroad
crossing, storm water, and drainage
improvements.

(l) Of this amount, $6,000,000 is for a grant
to the city of Baxter for 50 percent of total
project cost for the acquisition of land or
interests in land, environmental analysis and
environmental cleanup, predesign, design,
engineering, and construction of improvements
to Cypress Drive, including expansion to a
four-lane divided urban roadway, between
Excelsior Road and College Road.

Sec. 34.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 11,
is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Grand Rapids - Pedestrian Bridge

750,000

For a grant to the city of Grand Rapids to
design the construction of and construct a
bridge over the Mississippi River for
pedestrian and bicycle use to provide a safe
alternative route to the existing marked Trunk
Highway 169 vehicle bridge, and to serve as
a connection to existing trail systems on each
side of the river. This appropriation is not
available until the commissioner determines
that at least an equal amount has been
committed to the project from nonstate
sources.

Sec. 35.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 13,
is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Eden Prairie - Rail Grade Crossings

1,400,000

For a grant to the city of Eden Prairie to (1)
design, construct, and equip new passive and
active rail grade crossing warning safety
devices, including associated road and
pathway improvements,
at existing and
proposed highway-rail grade crossings, and
pathway-rail grade crossings;
or (2) replace
existing highway-rail grade crossings. Upon
request by the city of Eden Prairie, the
commissioner of transportation must provide
reasonable technical assistance regarding
highway-rail grade crossing project
development and the establishment of rail
quiet zones.

Sec. 36.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 16, subdivision 7,
is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

White Bear Lake Multiuse Trails

255,000

To develop a multiuse pedestrian and bicycle
path around White Bear Lake. Of this amount,
$130,000 $141,000 is for a grant to the city of
White Bear Lake to construct, furnish, and
equip a multiuse trail for pedestrians and
bicycles on Old White Bear Avenue between
Lion's Park and South Shore Boulevard/Hazel
and for engineering for a multiuse trail for
pedestrians and bicycles in proximity to
Highway 96 from Pacific Avenue to the
western border of the town of White Bear;
$11,000 is for a grant to the town of White
Bear for engineering for a multiuse trail for
pedestrians and bicycles in proximity to
Highway 96 in the town of White Bear
;
$38,000 is for grants to the cities of
Mahtomedi and Dellwood for preliminary
engineering of a multiuse trail for pedestrians
and bicycles near White Bear Lake in the cities
of Mahtomedi and Dellwood to be located
within the right-of-way to marked Trunk
Highway 244; $15,000 is for a grant to the
city of Mahtomedi for preliminary engineering
for a multiuse trail for pedestrians and bicycles
near White Bear Lake within the right-of-way
to Birchwood Road in the city of Mahtomedi
and Hall Avenue in the city of Birchwood;
and $50,000 is for a grant to Ramsey County
for preliminary engineering of a multiuse trail
for pedestrians and bicycles to South Shore
Boulevard between White Bear Avenue and
Trunk Highway 120.

Sec. 37.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 17, subdivision 9,
is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Minneapolis - The Family Partnership

1,600,000

From the general fund to the commissioner of
human services for a grant to the Family
Partnership in Minneapolis to predesign and
design a facility to provide mental health, early
childhood education, and other services to
support children and families. This
appropriation is not available until at least an
equal amount of money is committed from
nonstate sources.
A nonstate contribution is
not required. Any unspent portion of this
appropriation remaining after predesign and
design are completed, upon written notice to
the commissioner of management and budget,
is available for the purposes of article 1,
section 18, subdivision 6.

Sec. 38.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 19, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - St.
Cloud

19,000,000

To construct and equip a new intake unit and
a loading dock with a secure connection to a
new central warehouse at the St. Cloud
correctional facility.
To design and complete
hazardous materials abatement, site
improvements, and utility infrastructure work,
to rent and set up temporary laundry facilities,
and to renovate, construct, furnish, and equip
the second phase of the two-phase project
including building additions, infill of an
interior courtyard, and renovation of existing
areas to provide improved laundry, property,
intake, vehicle sally port, storage, and loading
dock areas and security at the St. Cloud
correctional facility.

The unspent amount of this appropriation after
the projects described in this subdivision are
completed may, upon written notice to the
commissioner of management and budget, be
used for asset preservation under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.307, at Minnesota
Correctional Facility ? St. Cloud.

Sec. 39.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20, subdivision 9,
is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Eagle's Healing Nest

500,000

From the general fund for a grant to Eagle's
Healing Nest in Sauk Centre and Anoka.

Sec. 40.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20, subdivision 21,
is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

St. Paul - Minnesota Museum of
American Art

6,000,000

For a grant to the St. Paul Port Authority to
acquire, design, construct, furnish, and equip
new museum galleries and an art study facility
for the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
This facility provides space to celebrate the
legacy of Minnesota art and artists and is part
of the restoration of the historic Pioneer
Endicott Building, and a part of a multiphase
project, of which only the museum galleries
and art study facility constructed with this
appropriation shall be state bond financed
property subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of management and
budget has determined that:

(1) at least an amount equal to this
appropriation has been committed or
previously expended for design, construction,
and furnishing of the adjacent Minnesota
Museum of American Art Center for
Creativity facilities, which are not subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, with
funds from nonstate sources; and

(2) sufficient other state and nonstate funds
are available, if funds beyond this
appropriation are required, to complete the
museum galleries and art study facility.

Funds invested in the Minnesota Museum of
American Art Center for Creativity facilities
by an investor receiving an assignment of state
historic tax credits as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 290.0681, are nonstate funds
for purposes of this requirement. Only
expenditures made after January 1, 2012, shall
qualify for the required match. Due to the
integrated nature of the overall development,
public bidding shall not be required.

Sec. 41.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 21, subdivision 8,
is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Dennison - Sewage Treatment System
Improvements

726,000

For a grant to the city of Dennison to
predesign, design, and construct a new lift
station and make sewage pond improvements,
and to acquire and install electrical
infrastructure improvements to provide
electrical power to the sewer ponds
. This
appropriation does not require a nonstate
contribution.

Sec. 42.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 23, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Historic Fort Snelling

4,000,000

To design facilities to support visitor services
and history programs at Historic Fort Snelling.
Upon completion of design, the unspent
portion of this appropriation is available for
the next phase of the project, as provided in
article 1, section 24, subdivision 3.

Sec. 43. CAPITOL ART EXHIBIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE; FIRST
APPOINTMENTS AND FIRST MEETING.

(a) Appointing authorities for membership of the Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee
under Minnesota Statutes, section 15B.36, shall make first appointments to the committee
by September 15, 2018. The commissioner of administration shall convene the first meeting
of the committee by November 1, 2018, and serves as chair until the committee elects a
chair from among its members at its first meeting.

(b) The following members are appointed to an initial term that ends January 5, 2021:
two members appointed by the governor; one member each appointed by the majority leader
of the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the house, and the minority
leader of the house of representatives. The remaining members are appointed to terms that
end on January 3, 2023.

Sec. 44. VETERANS HOMES CONSTRUCTION.

Subdivision 1.

Short title.

This section may be cited as the "People's Veterans Homes
Act."

Subd. 2.

Veterans homes established.

(a) The commissioner of veterans affairs may
apply for federal funding and establish veterans homes with up to 72 beds per facility
available to provide a continuum of care, including skilled nursing care, for eligible veterans
and their spouses in the following locations:

(1) Preston;

(2) Montevideo; and

(3) Bemidji.

(b) The state shall provide the necessary operating costs for the veterans homes in excess
of any revenue and federal funding for the homes that may be required to continue the
operation of the homes and care for Minnesota veterans.

Subd. 3.

Nonstate contribution.

The commissioner of administration may accept
contributions of land or money from private individuals, businesses, local governments,
veterans service organizations, and other nonstate sources for the purpose of providing
matching funding when soliciting federal funding for the development of the homes
authorized by this section.

Sec. 45. APPROPRIATION; ANALYZING COSTS AND RATEPAYER IMPACTS
OF WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS.

(a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of administration for a grant to any higher education
institution to review water quality regulations and national pollutant discharge elimination
system permits. The grant is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.98. The grantee
may select the water quality regulations and permits to be reviewed, but must give preference
to reviewing any draft NPDES permit that has new effluent limit requirements for a publicly
owned wastewater treatment facility outside the seven-county metropolitan area. Any permit
review must analyze the technical accuracy of the permit, the costs to the permittee to
comply with the permit, the impact on business and residential rates, the water quality
benefit of permit compliance, and the anticipated funding for the permittee from federal
and state sources. This appropriation is available until expended.

(b) Upon completion of the permit review, the grantee must provide a copy of the review
to the permittee and the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency. The grantee must
also submit a report summarizing its findings in each permit review performed in the previous
calendar year to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over capital investment, environmental finance and policy, and job growth.

Sec. 46. NOWTHEN; COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

Notwithstanding any law, metropolitan system plan, or the 2015 system statement for
the city of Nowthen, the Metropolitan Council shall conform its metropolitan development
guide, system plans, and the system statement for the city of Nowthen to implement any
changes requested by the city of Nowthen relating to the council's designation of part or all
of the city for purposes of the metropolitan development guide, systems plans and statements,
and the city's comprehensive plan.

EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.

This section is effective the day after the
governing body of the city of Nowthen and its chief clerical officer timely complete their
compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3. This section
applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Sec. 47. RICE CREEK RAILROAD BRIDGE.

(a) From the amount appropriated under article 1, section 16, the commissioner of
transportation must provide the grant to Minnesota Commercial Railway Company to
demolish the existing railroad bridge over Rice Creek in New Brighton and to predesign,
design, acquire any needed right-of-way, engineer, construct, and equip a replacement
railroad bridge to meet the needs of the railroad operators that use the bridge.

(b) The grant under this section is contingent on:

(1) review and approval of the railway company's design, engineering, and plans for the
project by Ramsey County to ensure the project does not interfere with recreational use of
adjacent park property and Rice Creek, and by the Rice Creek Watershed District to ensure
that the project's impact on flows in the creek complies with the watershed district's adopted
rules. These reviews and approvals are in addition to any other reviews, permits, or approvals
required for the project;

(2) Minnesota Commercial Railway Company removing all structures related to the
existing bridge, including any pilings, footings, or water control structures placed to protect
the existing bridge structures, from the Rice Creek streambed as part of the demolition and
removal of the existing bridge, except to the extent prohibited by a permitting authority,
including but not limited to the Department of Natural Resources and the United States
Army Corps of Engineers. The replacement bridge and structures are the property of the
owner of the railroad right-of-way and railroad operator, as may be arranged between them;
and

(3) Minnesota Commercial Railway Company entering into an agreement with Ramsey
County that: (i) grants the company access to both construct and perform ongoing
maintenance on the bridge; and (ii) provides for repair of the county trail damaged by railway
maintenance work that occurred in the two years before the effective date of this section,
as well as immediately after construction and any subsequent maintenance activities.

(c) By entering into a grant agreement with the commissioner of transportation, Minnesota
Commercial Railway Company agrees to cooperate with the city of New Brighton and
Ramsey County to develop crossings and trails in or near to the railway right-of-way in the
city.

Sec. 48. STONE ARCH BRIDGE INTEGRITY PROTECTION.

No state agency or political subdivision shall grant permission to or enter into any
agreement with any person, corporation, or entity to allow or facilitate construction of any
type under, near, or adjacent to the James J. Hill Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi
River that may disturb the foundations or piers or that may adversely affect the structural
integrity of the Stone Arch Bridge.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day after final enactment and expires
after completion of repair to the Stone Arch Bridge, as described in the capital budget request
submitted by the commissioner of transportation, published by the commissioner of
management and budget in January 2018.

Sec. 49. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Except as otherwise provided, this article is effective the day following final enactment.

ARTICLE 3

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS; CONFORMING CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.222, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Allocation procedure.

(a) Projects will be awarded tax credits in two
competitive rounds on an annual basis. The date for applications for each round must be
determined by the agency. No allocating agency may award tax credits prior to the application
dates established by the agency.

(b) Each allocating agency must meet the requirements of section 42(m) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 1989, for the allocation of tax
credits and the selection of projects.

(c) For projects that are eligible for an allocation of credits pursuant to section 42(h)(4)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, tax credits may only be allocated if the
project satisfies the requirements of the allocating agency's qualified allocation plan. For
projects that are eligible for an allocation of credits pursuant to section 42(h)(4) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for which the agency is the issuer of the bonds
for the project, or the issuer of the bonds for the project is located outside the jurisdiction
of a city or county that has received reserved tax credits, the applicable allocation plan is
the agency's qualified allocation plan.

(d) (1) To maximize the resources available for and increase the supply of affordable
housing in Minnesota by leveraging the benefits to Minnesota from the use of tax-exempt
bonds to finance multifamily housing and to allow local units of government more flexibility
to address specific affordable housing needs in their communities, the agency shall make
residential rental housing projects financed with an allocation of tax-exempt bonds under
chapter 474A the highest strategic priority for tax credits under the agency's qualified
allocation plan under section 42(m)(1)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

(2) For projects eligible for an allocation of tax credits under section 42(h)(4) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the agency's qualified allocation plan and
other related agency guidance and requirements:

(i) shall not include any selection criteria other than (A) the criteria of section 42(m)(1)(C)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and (B) whether the project has received
an allocation of tax-exempt bonds under chapter 474A, with subitem (B) as the most
important criteria;

(ii) shall grant projects receiving an allocation of tax-exempt bonds under chapter 474A
the highest possible preference and, to the extent applicable, ahead of any preference
described in section 42(m)(1)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

(iii) shall exclude any per-unit cost limitations, cost reasonableness, or other similar
restrictions for residential rental housing projects financed with an allocation of tax-exempt
bonds under chapter 474A; and

(iv) shall not adopt or impose any additional rules, requirements, regulations, or
restrictions other than those required by section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
as amended, regarding the allocation of credits.

Each developer of a residential rental housing project that has received an allocation of
tax-exempt bonds under chapter 474A and the proposed issuer of such tax-exempt bonds
shall have standing to challenge the agency's qualified allocation plan for failure to comply
with this clause.

In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between this paragraph and section 462A.04,
the provisions of this paragraph shall govern and control. The provisions of paragraph (d)
shall not apply to any allocating agency other than the agency.

(d) (e) For applications submitted for the first round, an allocating agency may allocate
tax credits only to the following types of projects:

(1) in the metropolitan area:

(i) new construction or substantial rehabilitation of projects in which, for the term of the
extended use period, at least 75 percent of the total tax credit units are single-room
occupancy, efficiency, or one bedroom units and which are affordable by households whose
income does not exceed 30 percent of the median income;

(ii) new construction or substantial rehabilitation family housing projects that are not
restricted to persons who are 55 years of age or older and in which, for the term of the
extended use period, at least 75 percent of the tax credit units contain two or more bedrooms
and at least one-third of the 75 percent contain three or more bedrooms; or

(iii) substantial rehabilitation projects in neighborhoods targeted by the city for
revitalization;

(2) outside the metropolitan area, projects which meet a locally identified housing need
and which are in short supply in the local housing market as evidenced by credible data
submitted with the application;

(3) projects that are not restricted to persons of a particular age group and in which, for
the term of the extended use period, a percentage of the units are set aside and rented to
persons:

(i) with a serious and persistent mental illness as defined in section 245.462, subdivision
20
, paragraph (c);

(ii) with a developmental disability as defined in United States Code, title 42, section
6001, paragraph (5), as amended through December 31, 1990;

(iii) who have been assessed as drug dependent persons as defined in section 254A.02,
subdivision 5
, and are receiving or will receive care and treatment services provided by an
approved treatment program as defined in section 254A.02, subdivision 2;

(iv) with a brain injury as defined in section 256B.093, subdivision 4, paragraph (a); or

(v) with permanent physical disabilities that substantially limit one or more major life
activities, if at least 50 percent of the units in the project are accessible as provided under
Minnesota Rules, chapter 1340;

(4) projects, whether or not restricted to persons of a particular age group, which preserve
existing subsidized housing, if the use of tax credits is necessary to prevent conversion to
market rate use or to remedy physical deterioration of the project which would result in loss
of existing federal subsidies; or

(5) projects financed by the Farmers Home Administration, or its successor agency,
which meet statewide distribution goals.

(e) (f) Before the date for applications for the final round, the allocating agencies other
than the agency shall return all uncommitted and unallocated tax credits to a unified pool
for allocation by the agency on a statewide basis.

(f) (g) Unused portions of the state ceiling for low-income housing tax credits reserved
to cities and counties for allocation may be returned at any time to the agency for allocation.

(g) (h) If an allocating agency determines, at any time after the initial commitment or
allocation for a specific project, that a project is no longer eligible for all or a portion of the
low-income housing tax credits committed or allocated to the project, the credits must be
transferred to the agency to be reallocated pursuant to the procedures established in
paragraphs (e) (f) to (g) (h); provided that if the tax credits for which the project is no longer
eligible are from the current year's annual ceiling and the allocating agency maintains a
waiting list, the allocating agency may continue to commit or allocate the credits until not
later than the date of applications for the final round, at which time any uncommitted credits
must be transferred to the agency.

Sec. 2.

[474A.22] FORT SNELLING NATIONAL LANDMARK
REDEVELOPMENT.

Subdivision 1.

Fort Snelling bonding authority allocation.

Notwithstanding any law,
rule, or policy to the contrary, the commissioner shall reserve $29,000,000 in bonding
authority allocated under section 474A.03 to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and
$29,000,000 in bonding authority allocated under section 474A.03 to the small issue pool
in 2019, and in 2020 if bonds are not permanently issued in 2019 subject to subdivision 3,
for issuance of residential rental project bonds for purposes of the rehabilitation and
renovation of the Fort Snelling Upper Post as a qualified residential rental project as provided
in this section and section 474A.047. The qualified residential rental project shall be required
to enter into a minimum 25-year agreement with the issuer to provide the applicable rental
rates and incomes. Notwithstanding section 474A.091, subdivision 1, the amount reserved
from the small issue pool in each year shall not be transferred to the unified pool but shall
continue to be available under this section.

Subd. 2.

Issuance; other issuer.

Upon application by an eligible issuer on forms
prescribed by the department and payment of the required application fee, the commissioner
shall allocate the bonding authority under subdivision 1. An issuer receiving this allocation
shall be authorized to act as the issuer regardless of its geographical area. In no event shall
the bonds issued under this section be guaranteed as to payment by the state or the issuer.
An issuer shall not be required to pay a refundable application deposit.

Subd. 3.

Failure to permanently issue.

In the event the bonds reserved or allocated
under this section are not permanently issued by December 1, 2019, or December 1, 2020,
as applicable, the bonding authority shall be reallocated to the Minnesota Housing Finance
Agency for issuance for a qualified residential rental project.

Subd. 4.

Low-income housing tax credits.

The redevelopment of the Fort Snelling
Upper Post shall be a strategic priority of the state and the Minnesota Housing Finance
Agency. If the allocation of bonding authority under subdivision 2 makes the Fort Snelling
Upper Post development preliminarily eligible for an allocation of low-income housing tax
credits under section 42(h)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency shall promptly process any application or preapplication
for low-income housing tax credits submitted under this subdivision pursuant to the qualified
allocation plan and shall not require or impose additional criteria, requirements, regulations,
or restrictions upon the Fort Snelling Upper Post project that would otherwise undermine
the priorities of this section other than as required under section 42 of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986, as amended. The issuer of the bonds under this section and not the Minnesota
Housing Finance Agency shall determine the financial feasibility and the reasonableness
of the development costs for the project and the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency shall
not include in its review of the project any per-unit cost limitations or other similar
restrictions. The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency shall consider the legislature's
determinations in evaluating the project and granting any requests or making any
determinations related to the Fort Snelling Upper Post project to facilitate an allocation of
low-income housing tax credits in light of the importance to the state of this unique and
historic development.

Subd. 5.

State historic structure rehabilitation tax credit.

Notwithstanding the
provisions of section 290.0681 or section 47(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
as amended, to the extent the Fort Snelling Upper Post project qualifies for the credit as
provided in section 290.0681, the amount of the credit shall be 100 percent of the credit
allowed under section 47(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, but shall
be taken in full in the taxable year in which the qualified rehabilitation expenditures are
placed in service for the Fort Snelling Upper Post project rather than ratably as described
in section 47(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment and
shall expire on December 31, 2020.

Sec. 3.

Laws 2013, chapter 136, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Capitol Renovation and Restoration

109,000,000

This appropriation may be used for one or
more of the following purposes:

(1) to complete the design of, and to construct,
repair, improve, renovate, restore, furnish, and
equip the State Capitol building and grounds;
including but not limited to exterior stone
repairs and window replacement; asbestos and
hazardous materials abatement; mechanical,
electrical, plumbing, and security systems
replacement; general construction, including
but not limited to demolition, site
improvements, life safety improvements,
accessibility, security and telecommunications;
roof replacement; and finish work; and

(2) to predesign, design, conduct hazardous
materials abatement, construct, repair,
renovate, remodel, furnish, and equip the State
Office Building, Administration Building,
Centennial Office Building, 321 Grove Street
Building, and other buildings and parking
facilities located on the Capitol campus as
determined by the commissioner of
administration to meet temporary and
permanent office, storage, parking, and other
space needs occasioned by and in furtherance
of an efficient restoration of the State Capitol
Building and for the efficient and effective
function of the tenants currently located in the
Capitol Building.

In addition to any other approvals required,
the commissioner of administration must
submit the schematic design, design
development, and work packages to the
Capitol Preservation Commission, and may
not proceed with a work package until the
commission approves that work package.

The commissioner must incorporate life safety
(Tier 1), water management (Tier 2), and
selective restoration of architectural features
(Tier 3), as described in the Minnesota State
Capitol Exterior Stone Repair Project report
dated May 8, 2013, into repair work on the
exterior stone of the Capitol that is funded
under this appropriation.

The commissioner of administration must not
construct or place any permanent building,
structure, or facility for offices, parking,
storage, or other use, in the area commonly
known as Lief Erikson Park in the Capitol
complex.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642, the bond sale authorization and
appropriation of bond proceeds in this
subdivision are available until December 31,
2022. The unspent portion of this
appropriation, upon written notice to the
commissioner of management and budget, is
available to design, construct, and complete
accessibility improvements to the Capitol
grounds and repairs to monuments and
memorials located on the Capitol complex.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Capitol Renovation and Restoration
Continued

126,300,000

This appropriation is in addition to the
appropriations in Laws 2012, chapter 293,
section 13, subdivision 3, and Laws 2013,
chapter 136, section 3, subdivision 2, for the
same purposes and subject to the same
restrictions, tenant approvals, and other terms
specified in Laws 2013, chapter 136, section
3, subdivisions 2 and 3. In addition, the
appropriation may be used to predesign,
design, construct, repair, renovate, remodel,
furnish, and equip space for broadcast media,
and for assessment and conservation of works
of art in the Capitol. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond
sale authorization and appropriation of bond
proceeds in this subdivision are available until
December 31, 2022. The unspent portion of
this appropriation, upon written notice to the
commissioner of management and budget, is
available to design, construct, and complete
accessibility improvements to the Capitol
grounds and repairs to monuments and
memorials located on the Capitol complex.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 8, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Capitol Restoration

26,724,000

(a) To complete the design of, and to
construct, repair, improve, renovate, restore,
furnish, and equip the expanded restoration
elements of the State Capitol Building and
grounds, and any associated asbestos and
hazardous materials abatement, including but
not limited to: (1) water infiltration,
settlement, and deterioration on the plaza,
terrace, and stairs; (2) visitor access and bus
loading and unloading; (3) decorative painting;
(4) cove molding; (5) accessibility, safety, and
security for the South Loggia; (6) landscaping
on Lot O; and (7) modifications to Aurora
Avenue.

(b) $2,000,000 may be used to design,
construct, repair, improve, renovate, restore,
furnish, and equip other items as needed to
meet the guiding principles established by the
Capitol Preservation Commission of
architectural integrity, functionality, and
life-safety. The commissioner of
administration must submit designs and plans
for the use of this appropriation to the Capitol
Preservation Commission and, other than for
design work, the appropriation in this
paragraph is not available until the
commission approves these plans.

(c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization
and appropriation of bond proceeds in this
subdivision are available until December 31,
2022. The unspent portion of this
appropriation, upon written notice to the
commissioner of management and budget, is
available to design, construct, and complete
accessibility improvements to the Capitol
grounds and repairs to monuments and
memorials located on the Capitol complex.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 8, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Contingency for Capitol Site Security
Enhancements

6,200,000

To complete the design of, and to construct,
repair, furnish, and equip, including associated
asbestos and hazardous materials abatement,
if any, physical security improvements for the
Capitol grounds bordered by Aurora Avenue
to the South, University Avenue to the North,
Cedar Street to the East, and the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the West.
The commissioner of administration must
submit site security design elements to the
Capitol Preservation Commission and may
not proceed with those elements until the
commission approves site security design
elements. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization
and appropriation of bond proceeds in this
subdivision are available until December 31,
2022. The unspent portion of this
appropriation, upon written notice to the
commissioner of management and budget, is
available to design, construct, and complete
accessibility improvements to the Capitol
grounds and repairs to monuments and
memorials located on the Capitol complex.

Sec. 7. HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE SEPARATION.

Subdivision 1.

Appropriation.

$2,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
account in the state transportation fund to the commissioner of transportation for engineering,
design, and right-of-way acquisition required for construction of an underpass on Anoka
County State-Aid Highway 56, otherwise known as Ramsey Boulevard, under the Burlington
Santa Fe Railroad in the city of Ramsey and associated improvements on U.S. Trunk
Highway 10/169 in the city of Ramsey.

Subd. 2.

Bond sale.

To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds account in the state transportation fund, the commissioner of management and
budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $2,000,000 in the manner,
upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to
16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 8. ANOKA COUNTY - MARKED U.S. HIGHWAY 10.

Subdivision 1.

Appropriation.

$15,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
account in the state transportation fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to
Anoka County for environmental documentation, preliminary engineering, land acquisition,
final design engineering, construction and construction engineering, and administration for
the local cost shares of the interchanges and overpass on marked U.S. Highway 10 at
Thurston Avenue, West Main Street, and Fairoak Avenue and the associated frontage,
backage, and connecting local streets to support the U.S. Highway 10 improvements in the
city of Anoka.

Subd. 2.

Bond sale.

To provide the money appropriated in subdivision 1 from the bond
proceeds account in the state transportation fund, the commissioner of management and
budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $15,000,000 in the manner,
upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to
16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7, at the times and in
the amounts requested by the commissioner of transportation.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 9. DULUTH; LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO.

Subdivision 1.

Appropriation.

$1,900,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund
to the commissioner of employment and economic development for a grant to the city of
Duluth to complete design of and to construct and equip a new large brown bear exhibit
and adjacent large cat exhibit in the space of the former Polar Shores exhibit. This
appropriation is available when the commissioner of management and budget determines
that sufficient resources have been committed to complete the project, as required by
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.

Subd. 2.

Bond sale.

To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $1,900,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 10. WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT, RICE LAKE.

Subdivision 1.

Appropriation.

$359,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund
to the commissioner of employment and economic development for a grant to the city of
Rice Lake to design, engineer, construct, and equip new water mains on East Calvary Road,
and Kolstad, Austin, Milwaukee, Mather, and Chicago Avenues in Rice Lake to replace
existing deteriorated water mains. This appropriation is available when the commissioner
of management and budget determines that sufficient resources have been committed to
complete the project, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.

Subd. 2.

Bond sale.

To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $359,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 11. ELY TRAILHEAD DEVELOPMENT; HOSPITAL ACCESS
IMPROVEMENTS.

(a) $1,300,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of
natural resources for a grant to the city of Ely to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip a trailhead facility with parking, visitor information, and restrooms for trail users on
the west end of the city near marked Trunk Highway 169. This appropriation does not
require a nonstate contribution. Money from this appropriation not needed to complete the
trailhead project may be used to predesign an extension to Pattison Street to provide a direct
connection from marked Trunk Highway 169 to St. Louis County Highway 21 and improve
access to the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital campus and emergency services building.

(b) To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond proceeds fund, the
commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount
up to $1,300,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota
Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
sections 4 to 7.

Sec. 12. CANCELLATIONS.

The unexpended amount of the appropriation from the bond proceeds fund in Laws
2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 18, subdivision 8, for the Arrowhead Economic
Opportunity Agency and Range Mental Health Center, estimated to be $1,719,000, is
canceled, and the bond sale authorization in Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 26,
subdivision 1, is reduced by the same amount.

Sec. 13. REFORESTATION AND STAND IMPROVEMENT.

(a) $3,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of
natural resources to provide for reforestation and stand improvement on state forest lands
to meet the reforestation requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 89.002, subdivision
2, including purchasing native seeds and native seedlings, planting, seeding, site preparation,
and protection on state lands administered by the commissioner.

(b) To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond proceeds fund, the
commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount
up to $3,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota
Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
sections 4 to 7.

Sec. 14. APPLICATION.

Appropriations in this article are subject to article 1, section 1. The appropriation in
section 9 is from the local road improvement fund.

Sec. 15. REDUCTIONS.

The following appropriations are reduced in article 1:

(1) $2,900,000 from the Merit Center;

(2) $2,000,000 from TED;

(3) $2,000,000 from Corrections Asset Prevention; and

(4) $15,000,000 from Local Road and Bridge.

Sec. 16. EFFECTIVE DATE.

This article is effective the day following final enactment.

ARTICLE 4

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TRUST FUND APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this act. The appropriations are from the environment and
natural resources trust fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years
indicated for each purpose. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in this act mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or
June 30, 2019, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2018. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2019. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2018
2019

Sec. 2. MINNESOTA RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
89,000
$
42,799,000

The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions. Appropriations are available for
two years beginning July 1, 2018, unless
otherwise stated in the appropriation. Any
unencumbered balance remaining in the first
year does not cancel and is available for the
second year or until the end of the
appropriation.

Subd. 2.

Definition

"Trust fund" means the Minnesota
environment and natural resources trust fund
established under the Minnesota Constitution,
article XI, section 14.

Subd. 3.

Foundational Natural Resource Data
and Information

-0-
4,533,000
(a) County Geologic Atlases - Part A

$1,240,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota, Minnesota Geological Survey,
to continue producing county geologic atlases
for the purpose of informed management of
surface water and groundwater resources. This
appropriation is to complete part A, which
focuses on the properties and distribution of
earth materials to define aquifer boundaries
and the connection of aquifers to the land
surface and surface water resources. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2022,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(b) Providing Critical Water-Quality
Information for Lake Management

$250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop a semiautomated
system to acquire, process, and deliver new
satellite-derived water-quality data in near real
time on water clarity, algae, and turbidity for
Minnesota lakes. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(c) Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas - Phase 2

$350,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to expand the biodiversity atlas
project by adding more than 800,000 records
and images of Minnesota wildlife, plants, and
fungi, including observations from state
agencies and other museum collections, to
enhance research, guide field surveys, and
inform conservation planning. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(d) Peatland Forest Management

$600,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to identify management actions
to maximize benefits to wildlife, water quality,
timber production, and native plant
communities in peatland forests. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2022,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(e) Assessing Natural Resource Benefits
Provided by Lichens and Mosses

$213,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to survey, map, and analyze
mosses and lichens across the state, including
their moisture-retention capacity, effects on
hydrology, and ability to filter airborne
pollutants. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2021, by which time the project must
be completed and final products delivered.

(f) Develop a System to Assess Wildlife Health
Threats in Minnesota

$280,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop a statewide
information-management system that uses
wildlife-rehabilitation data to identify
emerging threats to wildlife health in
Minnesota.

(g) Conserving Minnesota's Forest Birds of
Management Concern

$500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Natural Resources
Research Institute in Duluth to identify
forest-management actions and guidelines to
conserve birds in Minnesota's forests. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(h) Mapping Avian Movement in Minnesota

$200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Natural Resources
Research Institute in Duluth to pilot the
establishment of a network of automated
radio-telemetry stations to monitor bird
migration and local movements and to develop
strategic plans for using the infrastructure long
term to monitor animal movement for
conservation. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2021, by which time the project
must be completed and final products
delivered.

(i) Improve Trout-Stream Management by
Understanding Variable Winter Thermal
Conditions

$400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to identify how winter
groundwater flows, air temperature, and
streambed conditions affect insect productivity
in order to guide restoration and management
efforts in southeastern Minnesota trout
streams. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2021, by which time the project must
be completed and final products delivered.

(j) Develop Sonar Data Mapping on Three
Rivers to Assess Suitability for Native Mussel
Habitat

$200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the National Park
Service to create high-resolution sonar data
maps to identify critical native mussel habitat
for the designated Lower St. Croix National
Scenic Riverway and the Mississippi National
River and Recreation Area including part of
the Minnesota River.

(k) Conserving Minnesota's Nine Species of
Freshwater Turtles

$300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Minnesota Zoological Garden to
improve the long-term viability of Minnesota's
imperiled turtle populations by researching
threats, identifying mitigation strategies,
implementing mechanisms to reduce threats
and mortality, and creating related outreach
and educational materials. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

Subd. 4.

Water Resources

89,000
5,786,000
(a) Pilot Program to Optimize Local Mechanical
and Pond Wastewater-Treatment Plants

$89,000 the first year and $611,000 the second
year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency, in partnership with the
Minnesota Rural Water Association and the
University of Minnesota's Technical
Assistance Program, to implement a pilot
program to optimize existing local mechanical
and pond wastewater-treatment systems to
increase nutrient removal and improve
efficiency without requiring costly upgrades.

(b) Assess and Develop Strategies to Remove
Microscopic Plastic-Particle Pollution from
Minnesota Water Bodies

$300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to assess, track, and develop
methods to remove microscopic plastic
particles that are dispersed and accumulating
as pollution in Minnesota water bodies. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(c) Reduce Chlorides in Minnesota Waters by
Evaluating Road-Salt Alternatives and
Pavement Innovations

$400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to investigate road-salt
alternatives and pavement innovations to
reduce lake, stream, and groundwater
degradation caused by road-salt chlorides. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(d) Protect Water Quality with Efficient
Removal of Contaminants in Treatment Ponds
for Storm Water

$325,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities system for St.
Cloud State University to evaluate the
effectiveness of best management practices in
removing contaminants from storm water to
safeguard aquatic habitats. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(e) Develop Small and Inexpensive Purification
System for Community Drinking Water

$425,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop a small and
inexpensive purification-technology system
for community drinking-water facilities to
remove toxic contaminants, make water safe
to drink, and improve drinking-water quality.
This appropriation is subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 116P.10. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(f) Evaluate Emerging Pathogens in Lakes,
Rivers, and Tap Water to Keep Drinking Water
Safe

$325,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to evaluate emerging pathogens
including Legionella and mycobacteria to
ensure that surface water used for drinking
water and tap water is safe to drink. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(g) Characterize Unregulated Contaminants in
Source Water and Drinking Water

$1,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of health to establish
monitoring networks of public water-system
wells and surface-water intakes to determine
if contaminants persist after standard public
water treatment. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2022, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(h) Mapping Antibiotic Resistance in Minnesota
to Help Protect Environmental, Animal, and
Human Health

$750,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to quantify and map antibiotic
and antibiotic-resistance gene contamination
in Minnesota waters and soils to identify
locations in need of mitigation to protect
environmental, animal, and human health. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(i) Farmer-Led Expansion of Alfalfa Production
to Increase Water Protection

$500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop a farmer-led,
market-based working-lands approach to
increase water protection in agricultural areas
by targeted expansion of alfalfa production
and development of methods to convert alfalfa
to high-value bioproducts. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(j) Using Perennial Grain Crops in Wellhead
Protection Areas to Protect Groundwater

$250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of agriculture to
establish demonstration plots of Kernza, a new
intermediate perennial grain crop, to evaluate
the potential to profitably reduce nitrate
contamination of groundwater in vulnerable
wellhead protection regions of Minnesota.
Any income generated as part of this
appropriation may be used to expand the
project.

(k) Implement Pilot Credit-Trading System for
Storm Water in Shell Rock River Watershed to
Improve Water Quality

$300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Shell Rock River
Watershed District to develop and implement
a pilot water-quality credit-trading program
for storm water that provides voluntary and
cost-effective options to reduce pollution on
a watershed scale.

(l) Lake Agnes Treatment

$600,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources for a grant to the
Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District for
lake management activities, including, but not
limited to, alum treatment in Lake Agnes, carp
removal in Lake Winona, and related
management and reassessment measures that
are intended to achieve and maintain
compliance with water quality standards for
phosphorus and the total maximum daily load
for Lake Winona.

Subd. 5.

Technical Assistance, Outreach, and
Environmental Education

-0-
4,968,000
(a) Prairie Sportsman Statewide Environmental
Broadcasts and Videos

$300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Pioneer Public
Television to provide outreach on outdoor
recreation, conservation, and natural resource
issues, including water quality, wildlife
habitat, and invasive species, through a series
of interrelated educational and training videos
and statewide broadcast television programs.

(b) YES! Students Take on Minnesota Water-
Quality Challenge

$213,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Prairie Woods
Environmental Learning Center to expand the
Youth Energy Summit (YES!) model to
improve local waterways by training and
mobilizing over 20 youth-led teams in
Minnesota communities to complete 30 or
more projects related to water quality
including monitoring and reporting.

(c) Get Outdoors After-School Training

$30,000 the second year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with Project Get Outdoors to
train and equip youth leaders at out-of-school
youth organizations across Minnesota with
knowledge, skills, and resources to incorporate
outdoor nature activities into after-school
programs for at least 6,000 children, including
those from underserved populations.

(d) Connecting Students with Water
Stewardship through Hands-on Learning

$400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Minnesota Trout
Unlimited to engage students in classroom and
outdoor hands-on learning focused on water
quality, groundwater, aquatic life, and
watershed stewardship and providing youth
and their families with fishing experiences.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2021, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(e) Expanding River Watch Program on the
Minnesota River With High School Teams

$100,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Friends of the
Minnesota Valley to expand a River Watch
program on the Minnesota River to recruit at
least 15 additional teams of high school
students in monthly monitoring and reporting
of water quality.

(f) Pollinator Ambassadors Program for
Gardens

$250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to increase knowledge of
pollinators in gardens and yards and improve
pollinator habitat by expanding outreach,
training, and tools for Minnesota communities
as part of the Pollinator Ambassadors program.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2021, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(g) Morris Prairie Pollinator Demonstration
Area and Education

$550,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the West Central Research
and Outreach Center at Morris to restore 17
acres of native prairie for pollinators and to
construct wayside shelters and kiosks along
an existing trail to provide information to
visitors on the importance of pollinators and
native prairie ecosystems. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(h) Expanding Nature Knowledge and
Experience with New Interactive Exhibits at
North Mississippi Regional Park

$500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Minneapolis Park
and Recreation Board to develop new
interactive exhibits at North Mississippi
Regional Park to encourage the approximately
326,000 annual visitors to better understand
and explore the river and surrounding natural
area.

(i) Update International Wolf Center Exhibits

$1,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the International Wolf
Center to design, construct, and install new
interactive educational exhibits to help
Minnesotans understand coexistence with the
state's wolf populations and ongoing wolf-
management efforts.

(j) Expanding the State's Reuse Economy to
Conserve Natural Resources

$275,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with ReUSE Minnesota to
provide outreach and technical assistance to
communities and small businesses to create
and expand opportunities for reusing, renting,
and repairing consumer goods as an alternative
to using new materials so solid-waste disposal
and its impacts are measurably reduced and
more local reuse jobs are created. Net income
generated as part of this appropriation may be
reinvested in the project if a plan for
reinvestment is approved in the work plan.

(k) Expand Materials Reuse and Recycling Jobs
Program

$665,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Better Futures
Minnesota, in cooperation with the Northwest
Indian Community Development Corporation,
and $135,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Natural Resources
Research Institute in Duluth to expand
building deconstruction and material-reuse
practices and jobs in partnership with counties,
tribes, and municipalities statewide and to
document the environmental, health, and
economic benefits of these practices. Net
income generated by Better Futures as part of
this or a previous related appropriation from
the environment and natural resources trust
fund may be reinvested in the project if a plan
for reinvestment is approved in the work plan.

(l) Increase Diversity in Environmental Careers
to Serve Minnesota's Changing Demographics

$550,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
in cooperation with Conservation Corps
Minnesota and Iowa to provide a
college-to-work pathway for students of
diversity to pursue natural resources careers
through internships and mentorships with state
agencies. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2023, by which time the project must
be completed and final products delivered.

Subd. 6.

Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species

-0-
5,760,000
(a) Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and
Pests Center - Phase 4

$3,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for high-priority research at the
Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center
to protect Minnesota's natural and agricultural
resources from terrestrial invasive plants,
pathogens, and pests as identified through the
center's strategic prioritization process. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2023,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(b) Palmer Amaranth Detection and Eradication
Continuation

$431,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of agriculture to
continue to monitor, ground survey, and
control Palmer amaranth primarily in
conservation plantings and to develop and
implement aerial-survey methods to prevent
infestation and protect prairies, other natural
areas, and agricultural crops.

(c) Evaluate Control Methods for Invasive
Hybrid Cattails

$131,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Voyageurs National
Park to evaluate the effectiveness of
mechanical harvesting and managing muskrat
populations to remove exotic hybrid cattails
and restore fish and wildlife habitat in
Minnesota wetlands. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(d) Developing RNA Interference to Control
Zebra Mussels

$500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the United States
Geological Survey to develop a genetic control
tool that exploits the natural process of RNA
silencing to specifically target and effectively
control zebra mussels without affecting other
species or causing other nontarget effects. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(e) Install and Evaluate an Invasive Carp
Deterrent for Mississippi River Locks and Dams

$998,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota in cooperation with the United
States Army Corps of Engineers and the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service to
install, evaluate, and optimize a system in
Mississippi River locks and dams to deter
passage of invasive carp without negatively
impacting native fish and to evaluate the
ability of predator fish in the pools above the
locks and dams to consume young carp. The
project must conduct a cost comparison of
equipment purchase versus lease options and
choose the most effective option. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(f) Determining Risk of Toxic Alga in Minnesota
Lakes

$200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota for
the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to
determine the historical distribution,
abundance, and toxicity of the invasive
blue-green alga, Cylindrospermopsis
raciborskii, in about 20 lakes across Minnesota
and inform managers and the public about the
alga's spread and health risks. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

Subd. 7.

Air Quality and Renewable Energy

-0-
1,200,000
(a) Develop Solar Window Concentrators for
Electricity

$350,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop, evaluate, and
optimize thin film silicon-based luminescent
solar window concentrators in order to
produce inexpensive, clean energy and reduce
air pollution. This appropriation is subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(b) Demonstrations for Community-Scale
Storage Systems for Renewable Energy

$550,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to install, demonstrate, and
evaluate three community-scale storage
systems for renewable energy and develop a
guidebook on storing renewable energy for
statewide use. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2021, by which time the project
must be completed and final products
delivered.

(c) Develop Inexpensive Energy from Simple
Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing

$300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop inexpensive,
high-efficiency solar energy with simple
roll-to-roll advanced manufacturing
technology, using new materials such as
perovskite to make solar cells. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

Subd. 8.

Methods to Protect or Restore Land,
Water, and Habitat

-0-
2,539,000
(a) Nongame Wildlife Program Acceleration

$220,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to accelerate the nongame wildlife program
including rare wildlife data collection, habitat
management, collaborative land protection,
conservation education, and a new emphasis
on promoting nature tourism to benefit
wildlife, visitors, and rural communities.

(b) Develop Biomulch to Replace Plastic Soil
Covering in Vegetable and Fruit Production to
Increase Yield and Reduce Waste

$310,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop and test the
performance of biodegradable biomulch to
increase yield, conserve water, suppress weeds
and pests, add nutrients to the soil, and replace
large amounts of nonrecyclable and
nondegradable plastic used in vegetable and
fruit production. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(c) Develop Market-Based Alternatives for
Perennial Crops to Benefit Water Quality and
Wildlife

$150,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota for
the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to
design and evaluate at least six market-based
scenarios for perennial cropping systems in
Minnesota, including technological and
economic feasibility, and estimate their
potential to improve water quality and provide
wildlife habitat. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2021, by which time the project
must be completed and final products
delivered.

(d) Agricultural Weed Control Using
Autonomous Mowers

$750,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the West Central Research
and Outreach Center at Morris to design,
integrate, and field-test new technology
mowers to control weeds, reduce herbicide
use, reduce energy costs, and improve native
vegetation and forage quality on agricultural
lands. This appropriation is subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(e) Restoring Forests in Minnesota State Parks

$250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to restore at least 255 acres of high-quality
forests in state parks such as Itasca, Jay Cooke,
and Forestville Mystery Cave State Parks and
Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2023,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(f) Develop Strategies for Timber Harvest to
Minimize Soil Impacts to Maintain Healthy and
Diverse Forests

$200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop strategies and
practical tools to minimize soil compaction
and other impacts across a range of conditions
during timber harvest to maintain timber
availability, improve regeneration of diverse
forests, and benefit wildlife habitat. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2022,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(g) Restoring Wetland Invertebrates to Revive
Wildlife Habitat

$400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to assess invertebrate amphipods in wetlands
and explore stocking them as a valuable food
source for ducks and other wildlife in the
Prairie Pothole Region of the state. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(h) Preserving Minnesota's Native Orchids -
Phase 2

$259,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Minnesota Landscape
Arboretum to expand collection and
preservation efforts to enable long-term
conservation of at least 25 of the 48 native
orchid species in Minnesota and to continue
propagation and cultivation research. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

Subd. 9.

Land Acquisition, Habitat, and
Recreation

-0-
17,439,000
(a) Grants for Local Parks, Trails, and Natural
Areas

$2,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to solicit, rank, and fund competitive matching
grants for local parks, trail connections, and
natural and scenic areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.019. The appropriation is
for local nature-based recreation and
connections to regional and state natural areas
and recreation facilities and does not include
athletic facilities such as sport fields, courts,
and playgrounds. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(b) Develop Mesabi Trail Segment From County
Road 88 to Ely

$600,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the St. Louis and Lake
Counties Regional Railroad Authority for
environmental assessment, permitting,
right-of-way easements or other acquisition
as needed, engineering, and construction of
an approximately three-mile-long bituminous
surface section of the Mesabi Trail between
Ely and the intersection of Highway 169 and
County Road 88. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2022, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(c) Harmony State Trail Extension Land
Acquisition

$235,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Harmony to
acquire fee title of about 16 parcels to allow
for the approximate six-mile extension of the
legislatively authorized state trail from
Harmony south to the Iowa state border with
a spur to Niagara Cave. The land must be
transferred to the state after it has been
purchased.

(d) Mississippi Blufflands State Trail - Red Wing
Barn Bluff to Colvill Park Segment

$550,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Red Wing
to be used with other funds to construct an
approximate three-quarter-mile-long
hard-surfaced segment of the Mississippi
Blufflands State Trail along Red Wing's
Mississippi River riverfront from Barn Bluff
Regional Park to Colvill Park. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(e) Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail Segment
within Interstate State Park

$2,254,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Chisago County
Environmental Services to construct an
approximate one-half-mile regional county
trail segment within Interstate State Park from
the end point of the existing trail at the park
boundary to city hall including a trail bridge
over the ravine and parking and trailhead
improvements and to conduct a natural and
cultural review to determine the feasibility and
route of a future section of the trail through
the park. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2021, by which time the project must
be completed and final products delivered.

(f) Enhancement Plan for Superior Hiking Trail

$100,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Superior Hiking
Trail Association to evaluate improvements
to the 310-mile-long Superior Hiking Trail
including routing, safety, water management,
maintenance, and other environmental,
recreational, and design issues and to develop
an interactive trail-management system to
capture efficiencies and best management
practices.

(g) Protecting Mississippi River Headwaters
Lands through Local, State, and Federal
Partnership

$700,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Baxter, in
cooperation with Brainerd Public Schools and
the Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Program,
to acquire about 200 acres of forested land on
the upper Mississippi River adjacent to
Mississippi River Overlook Park for multiple
public benefits, including being an outdoor
classroom for local schools. To be eligible for
reimbursement, costs for real estate
transactions must be specific to this acquisition
and documented as required in subdivision 15,
paragraph (k).

(h) Protecting North-Central Minnesota Lakes

$750,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Crow Wing County
Soil and Water Conservation District to
increase watershed protection to maintain and
improve water quality in lakes and rivers in
Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties with about
ten permanent RIM conservation easements
and 12 forest stewardship plans and by
implementing six best management practices.
Of this amount, up to $59,000 may be
contributed to an easement stewardship
account established under Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.103, as approved in the work
plan.

(i) Easement Program for Native Prairie Bank

$2,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to provide technical stewardship assistance to
private landowners, restore and enhance about
270 acres of native prairie protected by
easements in the native prairie bank, and
acquire easements for the native prairie bank
in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
84.96, on about 275 acres, including preparing
initial baseline property assessments. Up to
$120,000 of this appropriation may be
deposited in the natural resources conservation
easement stewardship account, created in
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.69, proportional
to the number of easement acres acquired. A
list of proposed easement acquisitions and
restoration sites for the native prairie bank are
required in the work plan. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(j) Minnesota State Trail Development

$2,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to expand high-priority recreational
opportunities on Minnesota's state trails by
developing new trail segments and
rehabilitating, improving, and enhancing
existing state trails. High-priority trail
segments to develop and enhance include but
are not limited to the Gateway, Gitchi Gami,
Paul Bunyan, and Heartland State Trails. A
proposed list of trail projects on legislatively
authorized state trails is required in the work
plan. This appropriation is available until June
30, 2021, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(k) Minnesota State Parks and State Trails

$2,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to acquire about 163 acres of high-priority in
holdings from willing sellers within the
legislatively authorized boundaries of state
parks and trails in order to protect Minnesota's
natural heritage, enhance outdoor recreational
opportunities, and improve the efficiency of
public land management. Priorities include
but are not limited to Tettegouche, Sibley, and
Minneopa State Parks and the Goodhue
Pioneer State Trail. A list of proposed
acquisitions is required in the work plan. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(l) Scientific and Natural Areas Program

$3,250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for the scientific and natural areas program.
Of this amount, $1,500,000 is for habitat
restoration activities, $500,000 is for scientific
and natural areas public engagement and
outreach, and $1,250,000 is to acquire strategic
high-quality lands that meet criteria for
scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, from willing sellers.
A list of proposed acquisitions and restorations
is required in the work plan. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

Subd. 10.

Emerging Issues Account

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439,000

$439,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to an emerging issues account authorized
in Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.08,
subdivision 4, paragraph (d).

Subd. 11.

Wastewater Treatment
Recommendations

(a) Wastewater Treatment System Grants

Until June 30, 2021, the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources must
consider recommending up to $10,000,000 of
the available money from the trust fund to
match appropriations from the bond proceeds
fund for wastewater infrastructure funding that
exceed $10,000,000 per year for expenditure
by the Public Facilities Authority for
wastewater treatment grants to home rule
charter and statutory cities and towns with a
population under 5,000. The grants must be
issued under Minnesota Statutes, sections
446A.072 and 446A.073. The
recommendations may include a technical
assistance program for recipients eligible
under this subdivision. The commission must
work with the Public Facilities Authority in
developing its recommendations. Any
deadlines established by the commission for
submission of proposals for the commission's
fiscal year 2020 recommendations are waived
until July 1, 2018, for proposals authorized
under this subdivision.

(b) Wastewater Treatment System Loans

The commission must consider recommending
up to five percent of the corpus of the trust
fund for loans to the Public Facilities
Authority to issue loans under Minnesota
Statutes, section 446A.07, to home rule charter
and statutory cities and towns with a
population under 5,000.

(c) Work Program and Semiannual Progress
Report

The work plan required under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116P.05, subdivision 2,
paragraph (b), must consist of lists showing
the fundable ranges for grants and loans
pursuant to this subdivision.

Subd. 12.

Contract Agreement Reimbursement

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135,000

$135,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources,
at the direction of the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources, for
expenses incurred for preparing and
administering contracts for the agreements
specified in this section. The commissioner
must provide documentation to the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources on the expenditure of these funds.

Subd. 13.

Availability of Appropriations

Money appropriated in this section may not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation and are specified in the work
plan approved by the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources. Money
appropriated in this section must not be spent
on indirect costs or other institutional overhead
charges that are not directly related to and
necessary for a specific appropriation. Costs
that are directly related to and necessary for
an appropriation, including financial services,
human resources, information services, rent,
and utilities, are eligible only if the costs can
be clearly justified and individually
documented specific to the appropriation's
purpose and would not be generated by the
recipient but for receipt of the appropriation.
No broad allocations for costs in either dollars
or percentages are allowed. Unless otherwise
provided, the amounts in this section are
available until June 30, 2020, when projects
must be completed and final products
delivered. For acquisition of real property, the
appropriations in this section are available for
an additional fiscal year if a binding contract
for acquisition of the real property is entered
into before the expiration date of the
appropriation. If a project receives a federal
grant, the period of the appropriation is
extended to equal the federal grant period.

Subd. 14.

Data Availability Requirements

Data collected by the projects funded under
this section must conform to guidelines and
standards adopted by the Office of MN.IT
Services. Spatial data must also conform to
additional guidelines and standards designed
to support data coordination and distribution
that have been published by the Minnesota
Geospatial Information Office. Descriptions
of spatial data must be prepared as specified
in the state's geographic metadata guideline
and must be submitted to the Minnesota
Geospatial Information Office. All data must
be accessible and free to the public unless
made private under the Data Practices Act,
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13. To the extent
practicable, summary data and results of
projects funded under this section should be
readily accessible on the Internet and
identified as having received funding from the
environment and natural resources trust fund.

Subd. 15.

Project Requirements

(a) As a condition of accepting an
appropriation under this section, an agency or
entity receiving an appropriation or a party to
an agreement from an appropriation must
comply with paragraphs (b) to (l) and
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P, and must
submit a work plan and annual or semiannual
progress reports in the form determined by the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources for any project funded in whole or
in part with funds from the appropriation.
Modifications to the approved work plan and
budget expenditures must be made through
the amendment process established by the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources.

(b) A recipient of money appropriated in this
section that conducts a restoration using funds
appropriated in this section must use native
plant species according to the Board of Water
and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines
and include an appropriate diversity of native
species selected to provide habitat for
pollinators throughout the growing season as
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.973.

(c) For all restorations conducted with money
appropriated under this section, a recipient
must prepare an ecological restoration and
management plan that, to the degree
practicable, is consistent with the
highest-quality conservation and ecological
goals for the restoration site. Consideration
should be given to soil, geology, topography,
and other relevant factors that would provide
the best chance for long-term success and
durability of the restoration project. The plan
must include the proposed timetable for
implementing the restoration, including site
preparation, establishment of diverse plant
species, maintenance, and additional
enhancement to establish the restoration;
identify long-term maintenance and
management needs of the restoration and how
the maintenance, management, and
enhancement will be financed; and take
advantage of the best-available science and
include innovative techniques to achieve the
best restoration.

(d) An entity receiving an appropriation in this
section for restoration activities must provide
an initial restoration evaluation at the
completion of the appropriation and an
evaluation three years after the completion of
the expenditure. Restorations must be
evaluated relative to the stated goals and
standards in the restoration plan, current
science, and, when applicable, the Board of
Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines.
The evaluation must determine whether the
restorations are meeting planned goals,
identify any problems with implementing the
restorations, and, if necessary, give
recommendations on improving restorations.
The evaluation must be focused on improving
future restorations.

(e) All restoration and enhancement projects
funded with money appropriated in this section
must be on land permanently protected by a
conservation easement or public ownership.

(f) A recipient of money from an appropriation
under this section must give consideration to
contracting with Conservation Corps
Minnesota for contract restoration and
enhancement services.

(g) All conservation easements acquired with
money appropriated under this section must:

(1) be permanent;

(2) specify the parties to an easement in the
easement;

(3) specify all the provisions of an agreement
that are permanent;

(4) be sent to the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources in an
electronic format at least ten business days
before closing;

(5) include a long-term monitoring and
enforcement plan and funding for monitoring
and enforcing the easement agreement; and

(6) include requirements in the easement
document to protect the quantity and quality
of groundwater and surface water through
specific activities such as keeping water on
the landscape, reducing nutrient and
contaminant loading, and not permitting
artificial hydrological modifications.

(h) For any acquisition of lands or interest in
lands, a recipient of money appropriated under
this section must not agree to pay more than
100 percent of the appraised value for a parcel
of land using this money to complete the
purchase, in part or in whole, except that up
to ten percent above the appraised value may
be allowed to complete the purchase, in part
or in whole, using this money if permission is
received in advance of the purchase from the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources.

(i) For any acquisition of land or interest in
land, a recipient of money appropriated under
this section must give priority to high-quality
natural resources or conservation lands that
provide natural buffers to water resources.

(j) For new lands acquired with money
appropriated under this section, a recipient
must prepare an ecological restoration and
management plan in compliance with
paragraph (c), including sufficient funding for
implementation unless the work plan addresses
why a portion of the money is not necessary
to achieve a high-quality restoration.

(k) To ensure public accountability for using
public funds, a recipient of money
appropriated under this section must, within
60 days of the transaction, provide to the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources documentation of the selection
process used to identify parcels acquired and
provide documentation of all related
transaction costs, including but not limited to
appraisals, legal fees, recording fees,
commissions, other similar costs, and
donations. This information must be provided
for all parties involved in the transaction. The
recipient must also report to the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources any difference between the
acquisition amount paid to the seller and the
state-certified or state-reviewed appraisal, if
a state-certified or state-reviewed appraisal
was conducted.

(l) A recipient of an appropriation from the
trust fund under this section must acknowledge
financial support from the environment and
natural resources trust fund in project
publications, signage, and other public
communications and outreach related to work
completed using the appropriation.
Acknowledgment may occur, as appropriate,
through use of the trust fund logo or inclusion
of language attributing support from the trust
fund. Each direct recipient of money
appropriated in this section, as well as each
recipient of a grant awarded pursuant to this
section, must satisfy all reporting and other
requirements incumbent upon constitutionally
dedicated funding recipients as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
10, and Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P.

Subd. 16.

Payment Conditions and
Capital-Equipment Expenditures

(a) All agreements, grants, or contracts
referred to in this section must be administered
on a reimbursement basis unless otherwise
provided in this section. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.41,
expenditures made on or after July 1, 2018,
or the date the work plan is approved,
whichever is later, are eligible for
reimbursement unless otherwise provided in
this section. Periodic payments must be made
upon receiving documentation that the
deliverable items articulated in the approved
work plan have been achieved, including
partial achievements as evidenced by approved
progress reports. Reasonable amounts may be
advanced to projects to accommodate
cash-flow needs or match federal money. The
advances must be approved as part of the work
plan. No expenditures for capital equipment
are allowed unless expressly authorized in the
project work plan.

(b) Single-source contracts as specified in the
approved work plan are allowed.

Subd. 17.

Purchasing Recycled and Recyclable
Materials

A political subdivision, public or private
corporation, or other entity that receives an
appropriation under this section must use the
appropriation in compliance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16C.0725, regarding
purchasing recycled, repairable, and durable
materials and Minnesota Statutes, section
16C.073, regarding purchasing and using
paper stock and printing.

Subd. 18.

Energy Conservation and Sustainable
Building Guidelines

A recipient to whom an appropriation is made
under this section for a capital improvement
project must ensure that the project complies
with the applicable energy conservation and
sustainable building guidelines and standards
contained in law, including Minnesota
Statutes, sections 16B.325, 216C.19, and
216C.20, and rules adopted under those
sections. The recipient may use the energy
planning, advocacy, and State Energy Office
units of the Department of Commerce to
obtain information and technical assistance
on energy conservation and alternative-energy
development relating to planning and
constructing the capital improvement project.

Subd. 19.

Accessibility

Structural and nonstructural facilities must
meet the design standards in the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility
guidelines.

Subd. 20.

Carryforward; Extension

(a) The availability of the appropriations for
the following projects are extended to June
30, 2019:

(1) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2,
subdivision 6, paragraph (j), Dredged
Sediment for Forest Restoration on
Unproductive Minelands;

(2) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2,
subdivision 7, paragraph (b), Metropolitan
Regional Park System Acquisition, as
extended by Laws 2017, chapter 96, section
2, subdivision 18, paragraph (a), clause (5);

(3) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 3, paragraph (b), County Geologic
Atlases - Part B;

(4) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 4, paragraph (a), Understanding
Water Scarcity, Threats, and Values to
Improve Management;

(5) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 6, paragraph (c), Biological
Control of Canada Thistle;

(6) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 6, paragraph (d), Preventing New
Disease of Pines in Minnesota;

(7) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 9, paragraph (d), Native Prairie
Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement
Acquisition;

(8) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 9, paragraph (g), Metro
Conservation Corridors Phase VIII - Priority
Expansion of Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge; and

(9) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 10, Emerging Issues Account.

(b) The availability of the appropriations for
the following projects are extended to June
30, 2020:

(1) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2,
subdivision 9, paragraph (b), Metropolitan
Regional Park System Land Acquisition -
Phase IV;

(2) Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2,
subdivision 10, paragraph (b), Grants
Management System;

(3) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 6, paragraph (d), Adapting Stream
Barriers to Remove Common Carp; and

(4) Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2,
subdivision 9, paragraph (g), Otter Tail River
Recreational Trail Acquisition.

(c) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2, subdivision
8, paragraph (l), Conservation Reserve
Enhancement Program (CREP), is extended
to June 30, 2022.

(d) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2, subdivision
3, paragraph (n), Pollinator Research and
Outreach, is extended to June 30, 2023.

Subd. 21.